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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623 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Miguel Sanchez
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 21 days ago

    Which players have been priced at 14.0 in FPL history?

    1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 21 days ago

      Greasy Ronaldo.

    2. Nigel Knows
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 21 days ago

      Alan Shearer, Robbie Fowler and Alan Smith

    3. COK3Y5MURF - Unbelievable J…
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 21 days ago

      RvP

      1. Giggs Boson.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        5 months, 21 days ago

        And worth every penny.

        1. COK3Y5MURF - Unbelievable J…
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 21 days ago

          United flopped under Moyes that season. He was worth his 13m price tag the season before.

          1. Giggs Boson.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            5 months, 21 days ago

            Oh ok, that's sounds about right. Didn't his price finish near 14 that season?

            1. COK3Y5MURF - Unbelievable J…
              • 3 Years
              5 months, 21 days ago

              Maybe. Don't remember that much.

              1. Giggs Boson.
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                5 months, 21 days ago

                More than me apparently 😆

    4. Rotation's Alter Ego
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 21 days ago

      Ronaldo, RVP and some guy called Henry

    5. FOO FIGHTER
        5 months, 21 days ago

        Ian Rush.

        1. In a Rush
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 21 days ago

          No Ian rush was 14.5!

      • Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 21 days ago

        Were Lampard and Gerrard ever close to that in their prime?

      • MysticMac17
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 21 days ago

        I had Henry when he started the season at 14.0. Been playing this game for far too long haha (15+ years)

        1. The Overthinker - I blame R…
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 21 days ago

          Woaaaah. You have seen it all...

          How was it back then?

          This is my 10th season, so anything prior to that would be fun to know

          1. MysticMac17
            • 1 Year
            5 months, 21 days ago

            Full of casuals back then (I was more of a casual then myself). I remember Andy Todd of Blackburn was FPL gold! Van Nistlerooy was great in FPL then too. You would play just cheap defenders mostly back then and big up front and midfield. How times have changed !

        2. Old Man
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          5 months, 21 days ago

          I remember having Shearer and Sutton in my team, but it was way pre FPL

    6. Big Troy Deeney
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 21 days ago

      hi everyone it is tuesday

      1. Nigel Knows
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 21 days ago

        Not in Australia

      2. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 10 Years
        5 months, 21 days ago

        Keep up.

      3. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 21 days ago

        For some people it's Wednesday

      4. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        5 months, 21 days ago

        C u next tuesday

        1. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 21 days ago

          Do we get an update every Tuesday? 😀

          1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            5 months, 21 days ago

            Could be a weekly hot topic. 😀

            1. Big Troy Deeney
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              5 months, 21 days ago

              it has caused a stir as for some people it is not tuesday

              topics like this need to be discussed

      5. The Overthinker - I blame R…
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 21 days ago

        It's Wednesday in India

    7. KUNingas
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 21 days ago

      King dropping soon? Should I do King -> Barnes now before price changes?

      1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        5 months, 21 days ago

        He's close to a drop.

      2. Sergeant Garcia
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 21 days ago

        Yea

      3. Gregor
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 10 Years
        5 months, 21 days ago

        Yeah.

      4. Beatle
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        5 months, 21 days ago

        Think you've another day before he drops

    8. Sergeant Garcia
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 21 days ago

      Pope
      Lundstram - Robbo - Digne
      McGinn - Salah - Sterling - Lanzini
      Pukki - Haller - Vardy

      Subs: Heaton - Dendoncker - Diop - Feminia

      A) Lanzini & Vardy > KDB & Maupay (-4)
      B) Lanzini > Dilva
      C) Save

    9. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 21 days ago

      Nice finish.

    10. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 21 days ago

      Match fixing

      1. Ask Yourself
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 21 days ago

        Very weird reaction

        1. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 21 days ago

          It’s not everyday a player from Kosovo gets to score for England.

          1. Deulofail
            • 4 Years
            5 months, 21 days ago

            😆

    11. Wilshere Knowledge
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 21 days ago

      Disgraceful that we didn’t kick the ball out for a player feigning injury after kicking our player.

    12. Magic Hamster
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 21 days ago

      Quick one on WC:

      A) De Bruyne and Pukki
      B) Aguero and Cantwell.

      Have Sterling too.

      1. JohnBlack
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 21 days ago

        A

      2. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        5 months, 21 days ago

        A, Not sure having Sterling means anything though.

      3. Bram
        • 10 Years
        5 months, 21 days ago

        A

    13. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 21 days ago

      Just got in. How have England been doing?
      Football obviously not the county generally 😉

      1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        5 months, 21 days ago

        It's coming home.

      2. Deulofail
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 21 days ago

        Looks like their saving Brexit for the Uefa Euro 2020 group stage

        1. Deulofail
          • 4 Years
          5 months, 21 days ago

          And I'm saving my English lessons for never because I'll never have to learn anymore

          1. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
            • 4 Years
            5 months, 21 days ago

            You live in the Netherlands right? Good choice. I'm looking at heading that way myself (or Belgium)

            1. Deulofail
              • 4 Years
              5 months, 21 days ago

              Yep, it's alright here, except there are no houses to live in, but also no homeless, so I guess I'm just waiting to be "disappeared". Come join the worthwhile struggle!

      3. EMBOLOFAN
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 21 days ago

        both broadly fine

      4. Giggs Boson.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        5 months, 21 days ago

        Great going forward, suspect at the back.

        Sterling Kane Sancho look really good...

    14. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 21 days ago

      Lovely goal by England 4-1 Sancho

      1. Deulofail
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 21 days ago

        Sancho doing well against an 11 man England team tbf

    15. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 21 days ago

      Sterling on fire.

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 21 days ago

        Wants to match KDB last night.

        1. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          5 months, 21 days ago

          Wow he's already done it by half time now!

    16. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 21 days ago

      Raheem is truly the dream!

    17. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 21 days ago

      No way Rashford should ever be starting ahead of Sancho.

      1. Giggs Boson.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        5 months, 21 days ago

        Probably shouldn't be starting ahead of Greenwood tbh...

    18. SADIO SANÉ
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 21 days ago

      Foden in, win World Cup, easy

    19. Rigid Digit
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 21 days ago

      Kane scoring in the Internationals now concerns me.
      What if he keeps this going back at Spurs - I've just swapped him out for Firmino.
      Here's hoping that when he gets back to White Hart Lane he becomes a midfielder again (and a peripheral one at that judging by the couple of games so far).
      Oh, and Erikssen should be back at full steam - another reason to potentially rue my snap decision

      1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        5 months, 21 days ago

        That is the problem. We all know he is gonna get goals at Spurs.

      2. PlumaPiedra
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 21 days ago

        He plays upfront for England.

    20. Bram
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 21 days ago

      Sancho 4-1 another Sterling assist

      1. Bram
        • 10 Years
        5 months, 21 days ago

        And again 5-1

    21. Zladan
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 21 days ago

      Heaton
      TAA Digne Zinch KWP
      Salah Sterling KDB Mount
      Haller Pukki

      McG Lunny Dendo Greenwood

      The only player I feel I’m missing out on is Auba. But you can’t have them all and I’d need to sacrifice TAA/KDB to find it (along with disposable KWP).

      I reckon TAA our scores Auba this year though... so happy as is for now.

    22. Giggs Boson.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 21 days ago

      The first of many more for Sancho. What a player.

    23. Captain Kakaroto (I blame R…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 21 days ago

      Take Raz out now

      1. Deulofail
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 21 days ago

        Waiting for him to rise first

    24. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 21 days ago

      Love that tackle by Rice to start off the move for 4-1

    25. Zladan
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 21 days ago

      We want 10, we want 10.

      1. Deulofail
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 21 days ago

        Only 9 more then

        1. Zladan
          • 2 Years
          5 months, 21 days ago

          7 more now...

    26. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 21 days ago

      5-1 Sancho second

    27. F4L
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 21 days ago

      please get Sterling off now

    28. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 21 days ago

      Stop it now, Sterling!

    29. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 21 days ago

      we shouldnt have to play these teams. total waste of time

      1. EMBOLOFAN
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 21 days ago

        not even a real country

        1. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
          • 4 Years
          5 months, 21 days ago

          Don't start a discussion on nations/countries etc with anyone from that part of Europe - asking for trouble!

          1. EMBOLOFAN
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            5 months, 21 days ago

            just the truth

      2. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 21 days ago

        Technically good. Tactically naive.

    30. in sane in de bruyne
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 21 days ago

      Sterling 1+3 so far

    31. Big Troy Deeney
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 21 days ago

      Sterling and KDB blanks confirmed

      great

    32. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 21 days ago

      The commentator is right. Sterling definitely tried to score. Ah well. 😀

    33. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 21 days ago

      Can pep afford to risk this form vs norwich ahead of the start of the UCL campaign?

    34. DAZZ
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 21 days ago

      Raz take the armband