Scout Picks

Sterling and Aguero tipped for big scores by Gameweek 5 Scout Picks

We have spent the big bucks on our Manchester City attacking assets this week as they face a Norwich defence in dire straits.

This week the Scout Picks XI features three players priced over £12.0m but we have still managed to stick to our £83.0m budget.

Our 3-5-2 formation comes in at £82.9m, £0.1m inside the limit.

Goalkeeper

Liverpool goalkeeper Adrian has an appealing fixture this weekend

Adrian (£4.6m) was not selected by any of our Scout Squad pundits this week, but we’ve brought him in as an enabler. There was overwhelming support for a double-up on the Liverpool defence but we only had enough in our budget for one of their premium options. With Alisson still out injured, Adrian should keep his place in goal.

Defenders

Alexander-Arnold remains our chosen Liverpool defensive option ahead of Gameweek 5

Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.1m) was the most popular Liverpool defender among our Scout Squad pundits. David, Paul and Geoff all selected him as the best option in this price bracket, Neale choosing him in second place. The right-back heads into an appealing meeting with a goal-shy Newcastle side and three assists in his first four matches. The potential for a double-figure haul, made up from returns at both ends of the pitch, continues to be high for Alexander-Arnold.

The inclusion of Matt Lowton (£4.5m) was a way of granting the request from our Scout Squad for Burnley defensive cover. Nick Pope was a popular choice but we had to go with Adrian in goal. Lowton comes in based on Burnley’s clean sheet potential for a trip to Brighton, and having created more chances than any of his defensive colleagues so far this season.

John Lundstram (£4.2m) continues to make a useful budget enabler for Fantasy managers. Sheffield United remain one of the tightest-looking defences in the Premier League, having allowed just 22 shots in the box across the first four Gameweeks (fifth-best). Meanwhile, Lundstram himself is behind only two players in the top flight for big chances created.

Midfielders

Sterling should enjoy his trip to Norwich on Saturday afternoon

Despite a blank against Brighton, Raheem Sterling (£12.3m) is straight back in the Scout Picks. After the first four matches of the season, the Manchester City midfielder is still just one behind the current Golden Boot front-runner with five goals and during that time, no player has been afforded more big chances. Meanwhile, Norwich’s defence looks in tatters for Gameweek 5. They have conceded more than any other side so far and are likely to be without at least three centre-backs in Ben Godfrey, Christoph Zimmermann and Timm Klose this weekend. Furthermore, right-back Max Aarons has been ruled out, Grant Hanley is unlikely to be able to feature from the beginning and Tim Krul is also a doubt to start now.

Mohamed Salah (£12.5m) was the most popular midfielder for Gameweek 5, tipped as the best in this position by three of our pundits, David selecting him in second place. In both of his Premier League matches at Anfield this season, the Egyptian registered a double-figure haul and he will be fancying his chances against Newcastle. The Magpies might have the ability to frustrate top six sides, as they did at Spurs in Gameweek 3, but Salah still got three attacking returns against them last season.

Mason Mount (£6.4m) is one of a handful of mid-price midfielders who appear to have the ability to offer decent value this season. He has two goals so far and could have arguably had more than that. Ahead of a trip to Wolves, the Chelsea midfielder has registered the same number of shots on target as Sterling, and more than any other option priced at £6.5m or below.

The absence of some key personnel for Manchester United should both help Daniel James‘ (£6.1m) chances of starting and increase the need for him to deliver. In the last two matches, the value midfield option has had seven shots inside the box, the second-most in the whole division. With Leicester yet to keep a clean sheet on the road so far this season, James looks a good bet for more attacking returns this weekend.

John McGinn (£5.6m) is the final member of our value midfield trio as he prepares to face West Ham on Monday night. With attacking returns in two matches so far this season, the box-to-box option will fancy his chances against a Hammers’ defence that has conceded more big chances than any other side so far.

Forwards

We’re backing Aguero to have another enjoyable afternoon in Gameweek 5

Our Scout Squad panel was unanimous in selecting Sergio Aguero (£12.1m) as the best forward option for Gameweek 5. That decision was reached even before the Norwich defensive situation got worse on Friday afternoon. The Argentinian has scored in every match this season, currently leading the Golden Boot race, and is likely to deliver even if he has his minutes managed in light of Gabriel Jesus’ return from fitness simply because Norwich’s problems at the back are so bad.

Sébastien Haller (£7.5m) completes our line-up ahead of a trip to face Aston Villa on Monday night. Dean Smith’s men have allowed more shots than any other side so far this year, while Haller has three goals in his last two matches.

Substitutes

Nick Pope (£4.6m) was the most popular budget goalkeeper in our Scout Squad submissions but we had to bench him to accommodate our Liverpool defensive double-up.

We were also able to work in some Manchester City defensive cover so Oleksandr Zinchenko (£5.6m) has to be content among the substitutes. With Norwich unlikely to park the bus against them, there is perhaps still a slight chance that they find a way through.

Manuel Lanzini (£6.5m) gets a place on the bench as a cheap alternative West Ham’s centre-forward. The midfielder has created more chances than any of his colleagues so far this season.

Ashley Barnes (£6.7m) has impressed in the early part of the campaign but we ran out of money to get him in the Scout Picks starting XI. 

The Captain

As we have mentioned many times since the season began, the Scout Picks now has a captain for the 2019/20 campaign.

This skipper is chosen using the conclusions of the latest Captain Sensible article and a four-way vote between David, Neale, Paul and Geoff.

Because the use of Fantasy Football Scout data is used so heavily in this process, the captain we choose each Gameweek will be known only to those who have signed up to Membership for the 2019/20 season.

It will be revealed to the public only when the deadline for the Gameweek has passed.

The Community Champion

Representing the community against the Scout Picks in Gameweek 5 is Warby84.

They have gone for a 4-3-3 of Adrian; Alexander-Arnold, Otamendi, Maitland-Niles, Lundstram; De Bruyne, Salah (c), McGinn; Aguero, Haller, Vardy.

The community member who beats our picks by the biggest margin over the campaign will win a £100 Amazon Voucher and a place in our Contributors and Moderators League for the following season.

It was a defeat for the Scout Picks in Gameweek 4 as InsaneFC won by a 75-64 scoreline.

That makes his winning margin of 11 points the new score to beat for the 2019/20 season.

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5,594 Comments Post a Comment
  1. gooner_112233445566
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 13 days ago

    For next 6 gameweeks pick 2

    Jimenez
    C Wilson
    Pukki

    Who....

    1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 13 days ago

      Wilson for definite for me, and toss a coin for the other two

      1. gooner_112233445566
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 13 days ago

        That’s exactly where I am at mate. My current team is Jimenez and pukki. So basically don’t know which one to get rid of for Wilson (got the money in the bank to afford him whoever I get rid of)

        1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 13 days ago

          I brought Wilson in for Jota this week mate and I have Pukki, I think I got rid of Jota because I didn’t want to take another price drop even tho I know this week is a good match for him and will no doubt likely score coz I’ve took him out but I looked at Wilson’s next 6 and am very content that he will out score him handsomely in the long run! In saying that if I had Jiménez my decision would have been a lot harder, I think if there was ever a time to get rid of Pukki then nows that Time tho, taking into account their fixtures and decimated personnel!!

  2. La Roja
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 13 days ago

    Bottom of previous page:

    What to do here chaps?

    Pope
    Digne VvD Zinchenko Lundstram
    Salah KDB Mount Perez
    Pukki Aguero

    4.0 AWB* Dendoncker Wickham*

    1.5m ITB and 1FT

    A) Perez ➡ Ceballos
    B) Perez ➡ Yarmolenko/Iwobi
    C) Perez AWB ➡ TAA Yarmolenko/Iwobi -4
    D) Perez AWB ➡ Richarlison AMN/Dunk -4

  3. Johnny too hotty
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 13 days ago

    With no sterling should I captain aguerro ir Salah

    1. UTD - HATED, ADORED, BUT NE…
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 13 days ago

      Aguero

    2. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 13 days ago

      Yes

    3. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 13 days ago

      Own Aguero this GW = captain.

    4. LSK
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 13 days ago

      Aguero

  4. Aladdin Sané
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 13 days ago

    A) Aguero + Ceballos/James
    B) KDB + Barnes/Haller

    1. Werner Bremen
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 13 days ago

      If you have Sterling than B with Haller

  5. LSK
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 13 days ago

    AWB to Otamendi -4
    Or play Dunk

    1. gooner_112233445566
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 13 days ago

      Dunk

    2. gooner_112233445566
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 13 days ago

      Awb might be fit anyway?

      1. LSK
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 13 days ago

        He’s on my bench regardless. Just tempted to switch him out for Otamendi and bench Dunk.

  6. acesingh
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 13 days ago

    Who scores more over the next few GWs

    Robbo
    Mount
    Any other sub 7.0 player in any position

    1. moment
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 13 days ago

      Barnes

    2. Warby84
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 13 days ago

      Robbo

  7. Stupendous
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 13 days ago

    City team...

    Many Blues feel there will be some major rotation tomorrow. This is from Manchester, ExPat groups including myself, and friends around the world.

    The consensus is of names like Aguero, Sterling, KDB, Walker and Zinchenko all up for a rest tomorrow and of course Pep is the only one who knows until 1 hour beforehand.

    It's a Foden game, a Cancelo debut game, a Mahrez brace match and/or a Jesus hat trick match.

    Due to these reasons I would flip a coin over captainaining a City lad.

    Salah captain until the cows come home for me and I own Otamendi, Sterling and KDB.

    Speculative, likely useless rant over. Cheers.

    1. Stupendous
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 13 days ago

      That would be captaining

    2. Maddamotha
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 13 days ago

      If Sterling outscores Salah I know who to blame

      1. Stupendous
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 13 days ago

        Salah could play 90 mins and blank.
        Sterling could play 15 mins and score 30 as captain.

        I'm just comfortable captaining Salah this weekend.

  8. cylus11 ( Manager) - Russia…
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 13 days ago

    Any love for D Silva here.

    Thinking to go with midfield of D Silva, Sterling and KDB on WC this GW.

    Thoughts

    1. Stupendous
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 13 days ago

      He'll probably smash it tomorrow and then Wed but then sit the next match. He's played more than I expected already (after Peps preseason comments on him), and is great value for money so far. Wouldn't expect 38 90min matches from him or anywhere close to it though, as it just won't happen.

      Think he plays less as the season goes on but great for now.

  9. Hansel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 13 days ago

    A) King + Anderson/Lanzini (next week King -> Barnes)

    B) Haller + James -4

    1. Hansel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 13 days ago

      Anyone?

  10. Oscar Slater
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 13 days ago

    Two weeks of wildcarding and I'm not asking "Kun or Sterling?". Instead it's "Pieters or Lowton?" 😀

    1. Sadio
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 13 days ago

      Lowton

    2. moment
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 13 days ago

      Me too. Currently waiting until Pieters rises tonight so I can sell him for Lowton early doors and pocket the 0.1.

      1. UTD - HATED, ADORED, BUT NE…
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 13 days ago

        8 years and you’re using your transfer to get 0.1m in value :/

        1. moment
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 year, 13 days ago

          On a wildcard after a mediocre start to the season.

      2. Oscar Slater
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 13 days ago

        😉

    3. Original Pirate Material
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 13 days ago

      L

  11. Trophé Mourinho
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 13 days ago

    with Salah captain the best option is sleep until 2PM and then wake up to see the vast points he has accrued

    1. UTD - HATED, ADORED, BUT NE…
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 13 days ago

      Punctuation’s underrated

      1. Trophé Mourinho
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 13 days ago

        is it needed? Do you understand what I wrote or not?

        get a life

        1. UTD - HATED, ADORED, BUT NE…
          • 1 Year
          1 year, 13 days ago

          Get a grip.

          1. Trophé Mourinho
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 year, 13 days ago

            find something better to do

      2. THE WERNER DELUSION
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 13 days ago

        Made sense when I read it, missing one comma at most and even then I don't think it's needed

        1. UTD - HATED, ADORED, BUT NE…
          • 1 Year
          1 year, 13 days ago

          Fair enough. I had to read it 4-5 times but guy seems extremely angry so just going to stay out of it.

          1. Trophé Mourinho
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 year, 13 days ago

            if you had to read that 4/5 times to figure out what it said then I worry how low ur IQ is. Picking up people on their gammar when you cant understand a basic sentence? Makes sense..

            why dont you go back on your slouch87 account. Because that is you right?
            Because you have been warned on that acc like 3/4 times now you switched accs just to troll me again? You are pathetic

            1. UTD - HATED, ADORED, BUT NE…
              • 1 Year
              1 year, 13 days ago

              I actually have no clue what you’re talking about at this stage. I’m out.

              1. Trophé Mourinho
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                1 year, 13 days ago

                sure, you mean im not as stupid as you thought?
                You cant help yourself, you only made this acc today and already the game is up in regards to the fact that you are slouch.
                And well I wont report you because frankly I dont care but if a mod is curious to see if im right just check his IP

    2. Gudjohnsen
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 13 days ago

      Unless you're a Poolfan then you have to watch the live game.

      1. UTD - HATED, ADORED, BUT NE…
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 13 days ago

        Sounds like he’s in a different time zone. I’m assuming he’s a Utd fan.

        1. Balls of Steel
          • 4 Years
          1 year, 13 days ago

          Very harsh!

          1. UTD - HATED, ADORED, BUT NE…
            • 1 Year
            1 year, 13 days ago

            Haha, I’m a Utd fan myself 🙂

  12. PortoGuy
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 13 days ago

    Hi all,

    WC team

    Pope, Button
    TAA Digne Soyuncu Kelly Lundstram
    Salah Mount KDB Sterling ???
    ??? Pukki Haller

    Which is better?
    A. James and Greenwood
    B.Cantwell and Ayew

    Thanks

    1. Chippo, Hadji, Aloisi.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 13 days ago

      A

    2. Balls of Steel
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 13 days ago

      A

  13. Feed tha Sheep
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 13 days ago

    Bench one?
    A. Coleman
    B. Pukki
    C. Lundstram
    D. Matip (have VVD)

    1. Original Pirate Material
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 13 days ago

      A

    2. Warby84
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 13 days ago

      Cheapest

    3. Chippo, Hadji, Aloisi.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 13 days ago

      C

    4. Balls of Steel
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 13 days ago

      C, one way traffic when City are in town!

  14. Original Pirate Material
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 13 days ago

    Laporte out for:

    A. Digne
    B. Lowton
    C. Hold and bank on Rico so more info next week.

    As much as Digne is the obvious pick (I own TAA as other premium defender) going Lowton allows me that extra City slot which I want KDB.

    1. Chippo, Hadji, Aloisi.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 13 days ago

      Sounds like you've answered you're own question.

    2. J ⚒ Salah & Vinagre
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 13 days ago

      Yer listening to the streets
      Lock down your aerial

      (Miss them!)

      B

      1. Original Pirate Material
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 12 days ago

        Cheers mate. Seen them twice live, they were unreal!

  15. Dacra
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 13 days ago

    Pukki or Barnes?

    1. Original Pirate Material
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 13 days ago

      Pukki

    2. Oscar Slater
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 13 days ago

      FWIW, I'm wildcarding both of them in but Barnes was in their first.

    3. Rage Against The Raheem
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 13 days ago

      Pukki if i had to pick one, Norwich will score more goals than Burnley imo and Pukki will be involved in most of them.

    4. Chippo, Hadji, Aloisi.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 13 days ago

      I've got Pukki but Barnes has good fixtures. Pukki could be this seasons Mitrovic...

  16. Sadio
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 13 days ago

    What City defender should I transfer in?

    1. Joyce1998
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 13 days ago

      ota

    2. The Dead Parrots
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 13 days ago

      A), B) or C)?
      A) Zinc (+attacking player, - Rotation with Mendy coming back)
      B) Ota (+threat from set pieces, - not 1st choice over stones/laporte)
      C) Stones (+ 1st choice, - least attacking threat)
      I cant decide either?

      1. moment
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 13 days ago

        Ota as Laporte is knackered for the foreseeable future...

    3. acesingh
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 13 days ago

      I think with Laporte out ... b becomes obvious

  17. Brooksy86
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 13 days ago

    Final choice before I get on a plane to Ibiza...

    Captain Sterling or Salah?

    1. Stupendous
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 13 days ago

      Salah

      1. Brooksy86
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 13 days ago

        Ok... Done... Pass me the Pina colada...

    2. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 13 days ago

      Sterling

      1. Brooksy86
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 13 days ago

        Something about Salah and an early kick off with a bit of rest that's swung me.

  18. soup natsi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 13 days ago

    Harry Wilson is 100% nailed, change my mind

    1. Brooksy86
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 13 days ago

      Yet to start?

      1. Brooksy86
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 13 days ago

        This is a question.... I'm not sure.

      2. soup natsi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 13 days ago

        started last 3. plays around 60 mins tho.

        1. Brooksy86
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 year, 13 days ago

          Looks the part. That free kick was out of the top draw...

        2. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 year, 13 days ago

          Didn't start vs City.

    2. tucaoneo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 13 days ago

      I think he is.

    3. MTPockets
        1 year, 13 days ago

        his minutes

      • Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 13 days ago

        Needed goals at Leicester and he was hauled off after an hour for Ibe(!), never a good sign.

        1. soup natsi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 13 days ago

          thanks, now I hate Harry Wilson

          1. Rainer
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 year, 13 days ago

            Scoring worldies like that and looking like a baby Torres, you can't hate him!

      • Chippo, Hadji, Aloisi.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 13 days ago

        Nah.There's better options.

    4. Paulie Walnuts
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 13 days ago

      Haller , Salah , Digne

      Or

      Auba , pepe, ota

      1. Rage Against The Raheem
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 13 days ago

        The first option looks much better to me

      2. Brooksy86
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 13 days ago

        A feels safer... Maybe with ota over Digne? B with son or Kane instead of one of the arsenal boys?

        1. My heart goes Salalalalah
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 13 days ago

          No. Digne

      3. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 13 days ago

        Top one for me!!

      4. My heart goes Salalalalah
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 13 days ago

        1st line no doubr imo

      5. Chippo, Hadji, Aloisi.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 13 days ago

        A without doubt

      6. LSK
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 13 days ago

        Top

    5. @ocprodigy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 13 days ago

      SCOUT PICKS CHALLENGE - GAMEWEEK 4 RESULTS

      Sorry these are pretty late! GW5 opening very shortly too.

      ***** GAMEWEEK RESULTS *****

      1st - Pingissimus (72pts) [3pts]
      Top 4% - TSPARKES10 (70pts), TheBoose (64pts) [2pts]
      Top 10% - Klaren, Tets McGee (62pts), The_Socca_Philosopha, FFS Scout, Lingard's Shin Guards (61pts) [1pt]

      with Polska Gola and Skloppy Kops missing out on 60pts!

      The FFS Scout Picks & Selections scored a combined total of 75pts... so no bonus points this week!

      ***** THE STANDINGS *****

      Early days however we have a new leader!! Your top three:

      1st - Pingissimus [6pts]
      2nd - No Kane No Gain [5pts]
      3rd - Wolfsburger [4pts]

      Spreadsheet: https://www.dropbox.com/s/oyuz31n7ppeccuu/Scout%20Picks%20Challenge.xlsm?dl=0

    6. Rocky FPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 13 days ago

      Auba tempting on a WC, means dropping Salah though.

      1. Brooksy86
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 13 days ago

        Ooft... Big shouts. Lava out for a while as well. Auba could go wild.

        1. Brooksy86
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 year, 13 days ago

          *laca

      2. tucaoneo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 13 days ago

        Don't drop Salah. There's gotta be money somewhere.

      3. Chippo, Hadji, Aloisi.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 13 days ago

        Not for Salah IMO

        1. nico05
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 year, 13 days ago

          This

      4. Amey
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 13 days ago

        Can work

    7. DR0GBA
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 13 days ago

      Last tinker of my wildcard

      Pope (Button)
      TAA Digne Lundstram (Kelly Hanley)
      Sterling KDB Mount Ceballos (Cantwell)
      Abraham Vardy Aguero (c)

      1. DR0GBA
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 13 days ago

        good to go?

        1. moment
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 year, 13 days ago

          Hide behind the sofa for the early game.
          But yeah, if you're determined to go without Salah / Mane it looks ok albeit defenders 4 and 5 a worry... Could you not swap in Barnes for Tammy and get a 4th defender who might play?

          1. DR0GBA
            • 3 Years
            1 year, 13 days ago

            it's between Salah and Aguero and just think Kun is the better option this week, captaining him as well.

            I think Tammy is gonna have a good season and is good value for the amount of chances Chelsea have been creating when playing well

            1. moment
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              1 year, 13 days ago

              Yeah I know, was determined to have him in my WC this week, but have ended up with a Salah - KDB - Sterling - Kun axis that meant sacrifices elsewhere... Thinking Kun to Auba in a week or two at which point Tammy can come in, assuming Giroud doesn't show signs of sharing minutes.

              1. DR0GBA
                • 3 Years
                1 year, 13 days ago

                yeah I can see why you have made those sacrifices, but for me I think i'll just go for it... I got really annoyed last GW since I was going to wildcard, but didn't and missed out on 60+ points, so probably just playing for fun at this point and don't want to take the game too seriously

      2. My heart goes Salalalalah
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 13 days ago

        I wouldnt change a thing

      3. Chippo, Hadji, Aloisi.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 13 days ago

        Defence is a bit weak for me and Vardy has some tough fixtures. Salah is a must IMO

        1. DR0GBA
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 13 days ago

          those fixtures are tough?

      4. My heart goes Salalalalah
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 13 days ago

        What will Vardy to Greenwood give you in midfield? Just a question?

        1. DR0GBA
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 13 days ago

          gives £4.6m ITB.. not enough for a LIV midfielder unless KDB goes which I don't like

      5. Amey
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 13 days ago

        Tammy to Ashley Barnes
        Kelly to Soyuncu

    8. DavidKent
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 13 days ago

      Who is more likely to be subbed off early out of Sterling/Aguero?

      1. soup natsi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 13 days ago

        whoever played more minutes in last two, four, six weeks

        1. DavidKent
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 year, 13 days ago

          So Sterling, given international duty?

      2. Chippo, Hadji, Aloisi.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 13 days ago

        Stirling played a lot on international duty so bear that in mind. I don't think Kun played?

    9. Scout Picks Challenge GW5
      @ocprodigy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 13 days ago

      SCOUT PICKS CHALLENGE - GAMEWEEK 5

      Once again sorry... let's go with GW5 SPC!

      GW3 results: https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/comment/20765605

      ****** WHAT IS IT? ******

      For those of you who haven't been around or aren't aware, every evening prior to the start of the gameweek FFS releases their picks of players for the gameweek, "Scout Picks", as well as 3 differentials before the first games to separate yourself from the crowd.

      This is your way to have a bit of fun and challenge those scout picks with a set of your own (read instructions below). This will always open the day before the gameweek starts around 8pm, and whilst you don't have to play weekly, the more you play the better chance you have of winning!

      ****** INSTRUCTIONS ******

      Everyone can have their own scout picks (there is no limit on team value) but with one simple rule,

      YOU CAN ONLY PICK ONE PLAYER FROM EACH TEAM
      (yes, two of your players at least will be on opposing teams).

      You can only have ONE submission, and your FIRST submission will be what is accepted. You also must respond DIRECTLY to this post (not to a reply on this post). FFS Scout Picks are automatically enrolled. Teams must comply with FPL formation rules and be submitted in an easy to read format, e.g.

      GK
      DEF DEF DEF
      MID MID MID MID
      FOR FOR FOR

      Deadline for this gameweek is Saturday 14th September at 11:30 BST.

      ****** SCORING ******

      Regardless of number of applicants, scoring will be done by the following:

      1st place: 3 points
      Top 4% of the population will rank "second" and score 2 points.
      Top 10% of the population will rank "third" and score 1 point.

      There is also a bonus point which everyone is eligible for. If you score higher than FFS' Scout Picks AND Differential Picks/Substitutes (i.e. 14 players), you will be awarded with a bonus point regardless of whether you were in the top 10% scoring positions or not.

      Welcome to the game, and good luck.

      ***** THE STANDINGS *****

      Your top three as it stands:

      1st - Pingissimus (6pts)
      2nd - No Kane No Gain (5pts)
      3rd - Wolfsburger (4pts)

      Spreadsheet: https://www.dropbox.com/s/oyuz31n7ppeccuu/Scout%20Picks%20Challenge.xlsm?dl=0

      1. The_Socca_Philosopha
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 13 days ago

        Pope
        TAA - Dunk - Lundstram
        Lanzini - McGinn - Pepe - Sigurdsson
        Aguero - Adams - Wilson

      2. Tsparkes10
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 13 days ago

        Love this and appreciate all the work put into it. Annoyed I only started last week, how many points did I get if you don't mind checking? Bit confused on the spreadsheet as on an android

        1. @ocprodigy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 year, 13 days ago

          “GW Scores” tab shows weekly. Looks as though you scored 70, great result!

          GW4 results (forgot to update above link): https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/2019/09/13/sterling-and-aguero-tipped-for-big-scores-by-gameweek-5-scout-picks/?hc_page=23&hc_sort_by=comment_date#hc_comment_20829013

      3. Tsparkes10
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 13 days ago

        Patricio
        Lundstram Digne Lowton
        Mane Son Maddison James
        Aguero Aubameyang Haller

      4. tets mcgee (BSC Small boys-…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 13 days ago

        Heaton
        Lundstram Duffy Tarkowski Azpilicueta
        Mane Sterling Richarlison
        Aubameyang C.Wilson Kane

      5. lugs
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 13 days ago

        Ryan
        Lowton, Lundstram, Bednarek
        Salah, Sterling, Pepe, Eriksen, Iwobi
        Vardy, Haller

      6. Scratch
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 13 days ago

        Pope
        Dunk, Lindstram, Pereira
        Salah, Gylfi, Fraser, Lanzini
        Aguero, Kane, Auba

      7. Ramboros
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 13 days ago

        Lloris
        Dunk Stevens TAA
        James Richarlison McGinn Sterling
        Jimenez Aubameyang Haller

      8. FPL Egregious
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 13 days ago

        Patricio
        Van Aalton Lundstram Tarkowski
        Salah Son Richarlison James
        Kun Auba Vardy

      9. IRBOX ⚽
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 13 days ago

        DDG
        Lundstram Digne Tarkowski
        Salah Sterling Mount Son
        Haller Jiménez Aubameyang

      10. Expected Toulouse
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 13 days ago

        Pope
        TAA Dunk Lundstram
        Pepe Son Anderson Iwobi
        Aguero Vardy Wilson

      11. A Manager Has No Name
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 13 days ago

        Henderson
        Pereira Boly Vestergaard
        Mane Pepe Fanderson Gudmundsson
        Aguero Cilson Kane

        1. A Manager Has No Name
          • 4 Years
          1 year, 13 days ago

          Pls replace Boly with Jonny

      12. Solenya
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 13 days ago

        Pope
        Lundstrum TAA Digne
        Sterling Gross Eriksen James
        Haller Jota Auba

      13. 2right
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 13 days ago

        Kepa
        VVD Lundstram Duffy Mings
        Sterling Son Lanzini
        Auba Rashford Wilson

      14. Flaming Flamingo
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 13 days ago

        Pope
        Rose, Young, Lundstram
        Salah, Pepe, Sigurdsson, Gross
        Aguero, C Wilson, Haller

      15. FC Jammer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 13 days ago

        De Gea
        Lundstram Digne Dunk
        Sterling Mane Mount Son
        C.Wilson Haller Aubameyang

      16. Skloppy Kops
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 13 days ago

        Ryan
        Tarko - Maguire - Vestegaard
        Son - Salah - Richarlison - Mount
        Auba - Kun - Haller

      17. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 13 days ago

        Yay

        Please please can we stop the season here. Punting this week and no United or Chelsea 🙂

        Lloris
        TAA Pereira Mings
        Fraser Gross Siggy Zaha
        Auba Kun Jiminez

      18. mookie
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 13 days ago

        Pope
        TAA, Lundstram, Emerson
        Son, F. Anderson, Richarlison, Zaha
        Aguero, Aubameyang, C. Wilson

      19. ClassiX
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 13 days ago

        Pope
        Lundstram Maguire Dunk
        Salah Sterling Sigurdsson Maddison
        Aubameyang Kane Haller

      20. Van Klinkert Delarosa
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 13 days ago

        Gunn
        TAA - AMN - Digne - Lundstram - Azpilicueta
        Maddison - McNeil
        Aguero - Kane - Haller

      21. Coldplay
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 13 days ago

        Kepa
        PVA Digne Lundstram
        Salah Lanzini James Lamela
        Aguero Vardy Auba

      22. Polar_Bear
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 13 days ago

        Henderson
        Tarkowski Dunk Young
        Salah Mount Sigurdson Pepe
        Aguero Haller Kane

      23. HD Case
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 13 days ago

        Pope
        Maguire Cedric O’Connell
        Ceballos H.Wilson Salah Yarmolenko
        Aguero Kane Jimenez

      24. apples...oranges
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 13 days ago

        Gunn
        TAA Lundstram Tarkowski
        Siggy Moura KDB Yarmalenko
        Vardy Jiminez Wilson

      25. il Brutto
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 12 days ago

        Lloris
        TAA - Stevens - Vestergaard
        Sterling - Fraser - Anderson - Sigurdsson
        Rashford - Auba - Vardy

      26. Mince n Tatties
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 12 days ago

        Pope
        Digne Lundstram Vestergaard
        Salah Sterling Mount Lanzini
        Kane Aubameyang Vardy

      27. Tibbles
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 12 days ago

        Pope
        Azpilcueta Digne Lundstram
        Sterling Mané Lanzini Maddison
        Auba Wilson Kane

      28. MB10
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 12 days ago

        Pope
        Lundstram Digne Maguire
        Salah Sterling Mount Son
        Pukki Jota Aubameyang

      29. Guru Mediation
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 12 days ago

        Schmeichel
        Lowton Lundstram Montoya
        Mane Son Richarlison Pepe
        Aguero C.Wilson Haller

      30. Whiskerz
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 12 days ago

        Gunn
        Digne, Stevens, Pieters
        Salah, F. Anderson, Sterling, Fraser
        Kane, Aubameyang, Vardy

      31. Coys96
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 12 days ago

        Gunn
        Trent Tarkowski Stevens
        Pepe Eriksen Richarlison Anderson
        Aguero Vardy Jimenez

      32. Lord - Blaming it on Rio
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 12 days ago

        Pope
        Dunk, Lundstram, Digne
        son, Mount, Anderson, Salah
        Aguero, Auba, Vardy

        I see that the Scouts are now picking 4 substitutes, so presumably we now need to beat 15 players to get the extra point.

      33. minges
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 12 days ago

        Pope
        Lundstrum Doherty Digne
        Salah Pepe Lanzini Mount
        Aguero Kane vardy

      34. ameenkw
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 12 days ago

        Lloris
        Digne / taa / Lund
        Lanzini / sterling / Maddison / mount
        Auba / barnes / Jimenez

      35. ALoadOfCobblers
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 12 days ago

        Lloris
        TAA Lundstram Digne
        James Maddison Mount Sterling
        Barnes Aubameyang Jimenez

    10. yakirh
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 13 days ago

      Who to start?
      A. Greenwood
      B. Montoya

      1. Rage Against The Raheem
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 13 days ago

        B

      2. nico05
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 13 days ago

        B

      3. Hansel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 13 days ago

        B

      4. The Dead Parrots
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 13 days ago

        B

    11. damiang2233
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 13 days ago

      Wan bissaka injury updates?

      1. nico05
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 13 days ago

        Solskjaer said it'll be a late fitness test but didn't rule him out, id be optimistic

      2. My heart goes Salalalalah
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 13 days ago

        0 or 1. AnywaYs

    12. razlund
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 13 days ago

      Team A)

      Henderson | Pope
      VVD, Digne, Zinchenko | Lund, Rico
      Sterling, Mane, Moura, Mount | Hayden
      Greenwood, Auba, Pukki

      Team B)

      Henderson / Pope
      VVD, Digne, (Lund/Dunk/Lowton) | Rico
      Sterling, Mane, James, Mount | Hayden
      Auba, Pukki, Haller

      My 3 changes are:
      Zinchenko -> Lowton/Dunk
      Moura -> James
      Greenwood -> Haller

      But take -4 hit / use free hit?

      1. stuarto
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 13 days ago

        Save the free hit for the last few gw’s very handy
        I’ve basically got A but I went to Matip for VVD on a wc.
        Been puzzling on how to keep Aubameyang and Pukki and fit Haller in too. I decided it’s too much surgery and -4 points so will wait until the Hammers fixtures brighten up b4 adding the Frenchman (unless he gets a brace this gw)

    13. Woy_is_back
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 13 days ago

      Son or KDB?

      Will both start? Might gamble on Son then. Differential

      1. nico05
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 13 days ago

        Son definitely will

        1. Woy_is_back
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 13 days ago

          Kdb might rest?

          1. nico05
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 year, 13 days ago

            Its a tough call, he has played a lot of minutes for Belgium so every chance

    14. Hansel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 13 days ago

      A) James + Haller -4

      B) F.Anderson + King

    15. nico05
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 13 days ago

      Do we have any updates on Emerson? I've looked online but cant really find anything. Cheers

      1. DR0GBA
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 13 days ago

        think he misses out this weekend but should be back soon (not 100% sure, just opinion from a Chelsea fan)

        1. nico05
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 year, 13 days ago

          Cheers for that