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Scout Notes

Emerson speaks out after injury scare as Pukki scores again

Our international Scout Notes continue with a recap of Sunday’s matches.

As usual, we will be concentrating on only Premier League players as we keep an eye on minutes played, form and injuries.

Subscribers can view data on some of the matches listed below in our Members’ Area, with details available here.

Finland 1-2 Italy

  • Teemu Pukki (£7.0m) – 90 minutes
  • Jorginho (£5.0m) – 90 minutes
  • Emerson Palmieri (£5.5m) – 8 minutes

Emerson Palmieri (£5.5m) is an injury doubt for Gameweek 5 after limping out of Italy’s win over Finland on Sunday with a suspected hamstring problem.

The Chelsea left-back lasted just eight minutes of the match in Tampere but provided words of reassurance for his owners after full-time, Tweeting:

Very important victory today, guys. Unfortunately I had a small injury, but it’s nothing serious.

Italy boss Roberto Mancini added:

It was nothing serious, he stopped to ensure it didn’t get any worse.

Frank Lampard will hopefully provide us with an update on the defender later this week but Marcos Alonso (£6.2m) will be on standby for a recall should the Italy international fail to recover.

Emerson suffered his injury when chasing down Norwich City’s Teemu Pukki (£7.0m), who played the full 90 minutes.

The Finn had few chances in a game dominated by the visitors but kept up his fine run of form by winning and converting a 72nd-minute penalty to briefly draw his country level.

The Norwich striker has only failed to score in one of six matches for club and country this season, following his goal from the spot in the 1-0 win over Greece last Thursday.

The identity of Norwich’s first-choice penalty-taker remains uncertain following the woes from 12 yards last season: five different City players, including Pukki, took at least one spot-kick in 2018/19 and each missed once.

Pukki fizzed a shot narrowly wide of Gianluigi Donnarumma’s post just after half-time in his only other attempt of the match.

The Canaries’ striker returns to Carrow Road in plenty of time for Gameweek 5, having racked up 175 minutes of action over the international break.

Jorginho (£5.0m) completed 90 minutes for the second time in four days and was also on target from the spot to hand Italy the win, although the budget FPL midfielder seems to be further down the pecking order from 12 yards at Stamford Bridge.

The Chelsea midfielder was booked for a foul on Pukki in the first half.

Spain 4-0 The Faroe Islands

  • David de Gea (£5.6m) – 90 minutes
  • Rodri (£5.5m) – 90 minutes
  • Dani Ceballos (£5.7m) – 0 minutes
  • Kepa Arrizabalaga (£5.5m) – 0 minutes

There was positive news for owners of Dani Ceballos (£5.7m) as the Arsenal midfielder was handed a breather for the routine victory over the Faroe Islands on Sunday.

Having played 77 minutes in the win over Romania on Thursday, Ceballos was an unused substitute in Gijon for this latest match.

Kepa Arrizabalaga (£5.5m) was also on the bench, meaning that not one of the four Premier League-based Spain internationals on duty over the last week has played more than 90 minutes.

David de Gea (£5.6m) and Rodri (£5.5m), who both watched on from the sidelines in Bucharest, were recalled to the starting XI and had a comfortable evening against the Euro 2020 qualification Group F minnows.

De Gea had only two saves to make, both of which were from shots taken from outside the box.

View player and team stats from Spain v the Faroe Islands in our Members’ Area.

Georgia 0-0 Denmark

  • Kasper Schmeichel (£5.0m) – 90 minutes
  • Andreas Christensen (£5.0m) – 90 minutes
  • Christian Eriksen (£8.8m) – 90 minutes
  • Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg (£4.9m) – 73 minutes
  • Philip Billing (£5.0m) – 0 minutes

Denmark were left frustrated as they drew a blank in Tbilisi on Sunday, with Christian Eriksen (£8.8m) producing a below-par display.

The Spurs midfielder, playing in the number ten role, recorded three key passes but his set-piece deliveries were once again found wanting.

Kasper Schmeichel (£5.0m) and Andreas Christensen (£5.0m) had a relatively quiet 90 minutes at the back as the Leicester goalkeeper was forced into making only one save.

Eriksen, Schmeichel and Christensen played all 180 minutes of Denmark’s two Euro 2020 qualifiers over the international break.

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg (£4.9m) was part of a two-man central midfield for the Danes and lasted 73 minutes before being withdrawn.

The Southampton midfielder’s services may be required at left-back in Gameweek 5, with Kevin Danso (£4.5m) suspended and Ryan Bertrand‘s (£4.9m) availability still uncertain.

Bournemouth’s Philip Billing (£5.0m) was an unused substitute.

View player and team stats from Georgia v Denmark in our Members’ Area.

Switzerland 4-0 Gibraltar

  • Fabian Schar (£5.0m) – 90 minutes
  • Albian Ajeti (£5.9m) – 90 minutes
  • Granit Xhaka (£5.4m) – 74 minutes

Switzerland cantered to victory against Gibraltar on Sunday but the win may have come at the cost of an injury to Granit Xhaka (£5.4m).

The much-maligned Arsenal midfielder limped gingerly from the field of play on 74 minutes but downplayed the problem afterwards, saying:

I’ve been suffering from Achilles tendon pain for a few weeks now. It hurts now, but it should be okay otherwise.

Fabian Schar (£5.0m) and Albian Ajeti (£5.9m) both lasted the full 90 minutes but a home match against European minnows is ideal from a Fantasy owners’ perspective, given the lack of exertion required.

Centre-half Schar was indeed busier at the other end of the field, having three attempts on goal of his own and assisting Switzerland’s second goal with a superb cross from the left flank.

Despite his advanced role on the left of the visitors’ three-man attack, Ajeti was responsible for just two of Switzerland’s 40 shots.

Xhaka created five chances and supplied the assist for his country’s opener with a cross from a corner.

View player and team stats from Switzerland v Gibraltar in our Members’ Area.

Sweden 1-1 Norway

  • Victor Lindelof (£5.4m) – 90 minutes
  • Emil Krafth (£4.5m) – 0 minutes
  • Joshua King (£6.4m) – 90 minutes

Victor Lindelof (£5.4m) came up against Joshua King (£6.4m) in the all-Scandinavian affair, with both players lasting 90 minutes.

King was more advanced than we are used to seeing at Bournemouth and registered a match-high four attempts on goal, all of which were from inside the Sweden box.

Lindelof has played a full three hours for his country over the last week, while King was withdrawn early in the 2-0 win over Malta on Thursday.

Emil Krafth (£4.5m) was an unused substitute on Sunday and returns to Newcastle United having played just 45 minutes over the international break.

View player and team stats from Sweden v Norway in our Members’ Area.

Armenia 4-2 Bosnia and Herzegovina

  • Sead Kolasinac (£5.4m) – 90 minutes
  • Mohamed Besic (£4.5m) – 80 minutes

It was a familiar-sounding match for Sead Kolasinac (£5.4m) on Sunday, with the Arsenal full-back part of a suspect defence but getting forward plenty down the left flank to support the attack.

It was from Kolasinac’s run and cross that Amer Gojak tapped in Bosnia and Herzegovina’s second equaliser to bring the scores level at 2-2.

Arsenal’s Henrikh Mkhitaryan, now on loan at Roma, played a hand in all four of Armenia’s goals, scoring twice.

Mohamed Besic (£4.5m), one of the alternatives to John Lundstram (£4.2m) that Chris Wilder has on the books at Sheffield United, played 80 minutes for the visitors and picked up a yellow card.

Greece 1-1 Liechtenstein

  • Sokratis Papastathopoulos (£5.0m) – 90 minutes

Greece’s recent track record of posting some embarrassing results continued with a 1-1 draw with Liechtenstein on Sunday.

Arsenal centre-half Sokratis Papastathopoulos (£5.0m) played the full 90 minutes and had little defending to do as the hosts dominated possession but the Group J minnows struck on the counter-attack with five minutes to go – a backtracking Sokratis unable to catch Dennis Salanovic – to salvage their first point of Euro 2020 qualifying.



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  1. Miguel Sanchez
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    6 days, 7 hours ago

    Sterling goal 1-1

  2. GARY AND JAMIE
    • 5 Years
    6 days, 7 hours ago

    Right take him off now job done

    1. GARY AND JAMIE
      • 5 Years
      6 days, 7 hours ago

      Thinks hes Pukki

  3. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    6 days, 7 hours ago

    Get Sterling off!

  4. Giggs Boson.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    6 days, 7 hours ago

    Love you Raz

  5. Bram
    • 10 Years
    6 days, 7 hours ago

    Good Lad Sterling. Redemption for Keane.

  6. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    6 days, 7 hours ago

    Keane on two assists in 8 minutes!
    Digne eat your heart out.

  7. FOO FIGHTER
    6 days, 7 hours ago

    Sterling playing again 🙁

    Me thinks if Jesus is fit it will be a perfect opportunity vs Norwich to get some shooting practice.

    Anyone have Kun?

    1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      6 days, 7 hours ago

      Does anyone have Kun? Wtf 😀

      1. jtreble
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        6 days, 7 hours ago

        Diarrhea.

    2. Super Saints
      • 3 Years
      6 days, 7 hours ago

      Kun captain for me, scored in every game so far, no brainier.

      1. PlumaPiedra
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        6 days, 7 hours ago

        Sure there are some brainier than him?

    3. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 days, 7 hours ago

      Kun to win the golden boot this season

  8. Berbinho's Forehead
    • 9 Years
    6 days, 7 hours ago

    Keane with 2 assists tonight. One for the watchlist.

  9. HurriKane
    • 7 Years
    6 days, 7 hours ago

    Does barkley have nudes of Southgate or his family ?

    How dafuq does he get ahead of maddison in starting xi.

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      6 days, 7 hours ago

      Ha ha

    2. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 days, 7 hours ago

      Chelsea player vs Leicester player.

      1. Witty Pun: Tʜᴇ Cᴀsᴜ…
        • 2 Years
        6 days, 7 hours ago

        Are you implying that he deserves to play as he starts for Chelsea or that there is an inherent Top 6 bias? Can't tell

        1. FOO FIGHTER
          6 days, 7 hours ago

          Barkley cannot even pull his pants up if he tried.

          1. Witty Pun: Tʜᴇ Cᴀsᴜ…
            • 2 Years
            6 days, 7 hours ago

            He couldn't tie Maddison's laces

        2. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          6 days, 7 hours ago

          Extremely inherent.

          What has AWB done this season to warrant a call up, as opposed to last year...

          1. Witty Pun: Tʜᴇ Cᴀsᴜ…
            • 2 Years
            6 days, 7 hours ago

            Oh yeah. Mount, after 3 games "in on merit, fully deserved call up"

            Maddison, after a full season "unfinished product, will have to see where his place is in the squad"

      2. HurriKane
        • 7 Years
        6 days, 7 hours ago

        No premier league player made more key passes(100) than maddison last season and was a bright spark in leicester attack.

        Meanwhile Barkley was a part player. You should be chosen on performance .

    3. sh3zz
      • 5 Years
      4 days, 14 hours ago

      Lmfao

  10. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    6 days, 7 hours ago

    Terrible goal keeping to be fair.

  11. Witty Pun: Tʜᴇ Cᴀsᴜ…
    • 2 Years
    6 days, 7 hours ago

    Just start Maddison Gareth you monk

  12. Bragazeti
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    6 days, 7 hours ago

    Sterling warming up for the weekend

  13. Chenku╰☆╮
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    6 days, 7 hours ago

    Kane will appear in case there is a penalty.

  14. aborg
    • 2 Years
    6 days, 7 hours ago

    Sterling does it again !! What a beast.

  15. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    6 days, 7 hours ago

    TBF being the home team at St. Mary's would make anyone leak goals.

  16. Giggs Boson.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    6 days, 7 hours ago

    Rice could do with more aggression. I want some Scholes tackles...

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 days, 7 hours ago

      I just want some Scholes in our midfield... he is the one player in his prime who would most change this England side

      1. Giggs Boson.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        6 days, 7 hours ago

        We'd win the Euros with Scholes slotted into this side...

  17. SADIO SANÉ
    • 4 Years
    6 days, 7 hours ago

    Not sure I want to be benching Ayew/Iwobi but given potential rotation it could come in handy...thoughts on this front-7?

    Salah Sterling KDB Martial Iwobi
    Haller Pukki Ayew

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 days, 7 hours ago

      After a few Ayew blanks Woy will help sorting the potential headache, he loves that donkey!

      1. SADIO SANÉ
        • 4 Years
        6 days, 7 hours ago

        You're probably not wrong

    2. Markus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      6 days, 6 hours ago

      Why not 4.4m 3rd bench + Mount, then you have pretty much my front 7! What's your backlime, have we got the same team otherwise?

      1. Markus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        6 days, 6 hours ago

        Mine is heading towards if the right price rises happen...
        Pope
        TAA Otamendi Soyuncu/Willems/Lundstram
        Salah Sterling Martial KDB Mount
        Haller Abrahams or Pukki Fodder

        1. SADIO SANÉ
          • 4 Years
          6 days, 6 hours ago

          It will be TAA Otamendi Montoya Lundstram Kelly if I do this

          1. Markus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            6 days, 6 hours ago

            I hope you do very well this season then! Closest I've seen to my team on here which is a suprise...not many going 352

      2. SADIO SANÉ
        • 4 Years
        6 days, 6 hours ago

        Prefer Iwobi to Mount I think, but yeah could do

        1. Markus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          6 days, 6 hours ago

          Interesting, you reckon he'll score well, I've not particularly considered him tbh...

          1. SADIO SANÉ
            • 4 Years
            6 days, 6 hours ago

            Yeah I think he's great value - they both are tbf

  18. Robin Van Persie (C)
    • 1 Year
    6 days, 7 hours ago

    RMWCT

    Adrian Button
    TAA Otamendi Lowton Lundstram Rico
    Salah KDB Pepe Cantwell Guendouzi
    Aguero Abraham Barnes

  19. Salt'N'Pepe
    • 4 Years
    6 days, 7 hours ago

    anyone got a link to the scoutcast

  20. Miguel Sanchez
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    6 days, 7 hours ago

    Kane G 2-1

  21. Bram
    • 10 Years
    6 days, 7 hours ago

    Sterling nice run, gives it to Kane .... BOOOM

  22. Giggs Boson.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    6 days, 7 hours ago

    Amazing from Sterling, quality from Kane. What a pair of players we have...

    1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      6 days, 7 hours ago

      Man City should buy Kane. He'd fit in nicely.

      1. PrettyDick
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        6 days, 7 hours ago

        yeah, that's what they need. Another great striker

        1. Giggs Boson.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          6 days, 7 hours ago

          They only have one, and he's 31.

      2. Giggs Boson.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        6 days, 7 hours ago

        That would suck for the rest of the league.

        I'd pay 14m for Kane at City.

      3. Tinkermania
        6 days, 6 hours ago

        I doubt fast paced counter attacking would suit him. He wouldn't get in that squad. He needs to run past defenders. He can finish alright but don't expect City, Liverpool or Barca to come calling.

    2. HurriKane
      • 7 Years
      6 days, 7 hours ago

      This attack should be exciting. Thoughts?

      ------------ Kane --------------
      Sterling Maddison Sancho
      ---------- Hendo Rice ---------

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        6 days, 7 hours ago

        No need for Henderson with Rice. Someone like WInks/Foden who is more comfortable on the ball instead

  23. Naby K8a
    • 3 Years
    6 days, 7 hours ago

    Pep is going to rest Sterling vs Norwich isn't he. Just like he did after his hat-trick vs Spain last season

    1. Giggs Boson.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      6 days, 7 hours ago

      If Sterling comes off early again, he'll surely start.

      1. Naby K8a
        • 3 Years
        6 days, 7 hours ago

        Should with no Leroy Sane knocking about because there's no other natural left winger but still..

    2. PrettyDick
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      6 days, 7 hours ago

      not sure. This is a home game, and he'll have more than 72hours rest. And afterwards not too difficult CL fixture. But anything is possible with pep

  24. COK3Y5MURF
    • 3 Years
    6 days, 7 hours ago

    Kane shoots straight at the keeper. Lucky nutmeg

    1. PrettyDick
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      6 days, 7 hours ago

      lol

  25. Guilty Sigurðsson ♛
    • 2 Years
    6 days, 7 hours ago

    My Facebook got flooded with "We are effing schit"-esque statuses when we went 1-0 down. The same people are now celebrating now we're 2-1 up.

    I seriously despise our own fans to the very core. No wonder other counties hate us.

    1. Guilty Sigurðsson ♛
      • 2 Years
      6 days, 7 hours ago

      Countries*

    2. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      6 days, 7 hours ago

      Maybe it's the type of friends you keep.

    3. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 days, 7 hours ago

      The statements at 0-1 still hold weight 😉

    4. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      6 days, 6 hours ago

      i dont think thats why other countries hate us mate

  26. FOO FIGHTER
    6 days, 7 hours ago

    Kane not playing for Spurs again today.

    1. Would Ed Woodward
      6 days, 6 hours ago

      Well spotted.

  27. RED_ARMY
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    6 days, 7 hours ago

    Mane to Salah for -4 ? Mad ?

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      6 days, 7 hours ago

      And the get back Salah 1 week later how?

    2. FOO FIGHTER
      6 days, 7 hours ago

      No not crazy if you want Salah.

    3. Giggs Boson.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      6 days, 7 hours ago

      I'd do that for free, but not for a hit.

    4. Bram
      • 10 Years
      6 days, 7 hours ago

      Long term then no. If you are going to keep swapping then yes.

    5. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 days, 7 hours ago

      Mad

    6. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      6 days, 6 hours ago

      wait a week

  28. DAZZ
    • 5 Years
    6 days, 7 hours ago

    I thought we’d robbed Man city when they payed £48M for Raheem Sterling. Turns out it was Man city that robbed us.

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 days, 6 hours ago

      £48m was madness at the time.

      Can’t account for the player he’s become, largely down to the genius of Pep.

      Worth 3x now but so are Salah, Mane & Bobby.

  29. The Overthinker
    • 2 Years
    6 days, 7 hours ago

    Kane (c) 🙂

    Can see some form

    1. Fugazi➰
      • 1 Year
      6 days, 7 hours ago

      That will fade.

      1. The Overthinker
        • 2 Years
        6 days, 6 hours ago

        He is not some average striker.

        He is a world class striker.

        And 5 goals in 3 games gives a huge confidence for such players. And most of the time they tend to continue scoring .

    2. DAZZ
      • 5 Years
      6 days, 7 hours ago

      He is on form. 5 goals in 3 games

    3. FOO FIGHTER
      6 days, 6 hours ago

      Kane loves to troll.

    4. Pieterke30
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 days, 6 hours ago

      Cant have them all

      1. The Overthinker
        • 2 Years
        6 days, 6 hours ago

        I have 3 captain choices 😀

        SKS

  30. Miguel Sanchez
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    6 days, 7 hours ago

    Kosovo look really good technically. Comfortably the best side we have faced in the group stages and I would imagine they will make the Euros quite comfortably.

    1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      6 days, 6 hours ago

      Says a lot about the quality of the group.

    2. Giggs Boson.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      6 days, 6 hours ago

      They play with energy and confidence. Looking a good side. Might make it through the playoffs and qualify...

    3. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      6 days, 6 hours ago

      theyre garbage

      1. Would Ed Woodward
        6 days, 6 hours ago

        lol