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. FPLFreddo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    If the captain poll was reset today, who would you vote for now that we know Norwich are broken beyond repair?

    Aguero
    Sterling
    Salah?

    1. FPLFreddo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      *Salah is leading, he's not playing Norwich.

    2. Eddie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      How broken are they?

      1. FPLFreddo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        They pretty much have no defenders, not that the ones they had would have held them out anyway but now they have lesser ones.

      2. Forza
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Farke: "If I’m honest, even if I would want to, I can’t park the bus because I have no defensive players any more."

        Farke is farked.

    3. BigBillyBass
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Aguero. Hasn’t changed my mind

    4. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      So tough

      In the cold light of day - *probably* Kun, just ahead of Salah, with Salah just ahead of Sterling by virtue of the risk of Pep doing a Pep with Sterling

      If we knew Sterling was nailed that’d probably bump him to the top of the queue for me - but the spectre of a benching and/or truncated minutes immediately post- a 2 appearance IB and pre- a CL game looms large for Sterling I fear

      1. FPLFreddo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Don't disagree with this at all.

    5. bautasten
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Aguero

    6. diesel001
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Aguero

    7. Longlatini
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Aguero

  2. Toya Toya
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Hi Geoff or any mod/member that can help.
    I'm creating a table in the member area and looking for the stat that shows the total points for a given gameweek. Basically if I filter for GW1, I'd like to see what the player's score was in that gameweek.
    I could only see "overall Points" which shows the total of all gameweeks combined even if I'm filtering for GW1 for example.
    Is that available? if yes, what is it called?

    1. Skonto Rigga
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Hi there, I'm afraid this is not currently possible - might be at some point in the future but nothing in the pipeline as far as I'm aware.

      1. Toya Toya
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        28 days, 10 hours ago

        Thanks for the reply.

        This seems rather strange. This is the most important stat in FPL and you'd think it would be the first thing to make available. So if I want to compare 2 players ppm in home or last 5 games I have to do it manually?
        I really think it would be a useful addition.
        Thanks

  3. Regin
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Rashford and AWB to taa and Barnes for -4?
    Yes or no? I could play Maitland instead of AWB and bank the ft.

    1. some witty pun
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Not for me, Pool have tough fixtures

      1. bench boost for every gamew…
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        hm, opponents have tough fixtures... City and Pool only have tough fixtures twice, when they are up against each other.

    2. AlpoShearer
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Yes

  4. Pat Butcher
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Ota and 4.5

    Or

    Digne and Kelly

    1. The Overthinker - I blame R…
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      A

    2. In a Rush
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Yes a of those Kelly’s time is up

    3. Sharkytect
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      A

  5. SuperHam
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Right final wildcard dilemma here...

    1. Salah, Cantwell, Robertson
    Or
    2. Mane, Ceballos, Van Dijk

    1. BigBillyBass
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 5 days ago

      1 but get TAA instead of Robbo. Find that extra 0.2

      1. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Easy enough, just downgrade Cantwell 🙂

        1. SuperHam
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Already have Trent, it's a Liv double up

    2. Stef rocks
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      A bit with TAA

      1. SuperHam
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Already have TAA - would be a Liv double up

        1. Eddie
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          I wouldn't bother. I'm doubled up now and looking to downgrade VVD. Might as well have Matip and cash.

      2. Eddie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Yep, ditch Cantwell of needs be.

    3. HIT ME!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Salah, Ceballos, Matip

      1. SuperHam
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Was coming round to this after looking at the comments - might be the best of both!

  6. The Overthinker - I blame R…
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Choose one and why

    A) Richarlison
    B) siggurdson
    C) fraser

    1. In a Rush
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      I would go for rich he likes a purple patch..

    2. Stef rocks
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      A - good form and nice fixtures

      1. Recklesss
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Good form? 0 0 0 2 goals in 4... I don't disagree that he's the best option but surely he's not in good form yet.

        1. Stef rocks
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Not the form of his life i agree, but was looking quite good last week. Also if you want for someone like him to get 4-5 returns in a row and to get him it will be way too late. (He is not Aguero you know)

    3. nico05
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 5 days ago

      A

    4. chilli con kone
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      A - Rich is a streaky player, get him in while he’s hot

    5. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      All three seem overpriced compared to other options.

      1. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        That said, B

    6. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Siggy

      Great price and team looks to be moving in right direction. See him as more likely to be involved than Rich who’s a decent choice too.

  7. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Which would you prefer folks??
    A- Otamendi and Pukki and 0.1
    Or
    B- Haller And Lowton And 0.2

    1. BullDogTevez
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      A just.

    2. chilli con kone
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Comfortably A for me

    3. DantheManinaPan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Very close.

      I honestly can't choose

      1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Haha glad you said that mate coz that’s its same here with me!! I realy want Haller and it would have to be for Pukki, I have Wilson bit he will become Vardy in a couple of weeks, I think Vardy and Haller could be a dream duo to own this season!!

  8. Le Tigre
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Get rid of Mané for aguero?

    1. nico05
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Yes

    2. chilli con kone
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      No

      1. chilli con kone
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        That’s assuming it would cost more than one transfer and not on wildcard

        1. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Id be amazed if he could do it with one transfer

          1. Recklesss
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            this

    3. FOO FIGHTER
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Unless you have Salah and Sterling then I do not advise getting rid of Aguero.

    4. Longlatini
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Thinking about it!

  9. nadman89
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    ryan
    vvd-digne-lundstrom-guilbert
    salah(C)-bsilva-kdb-mcginn
    king-aguero(VC)

    button - greenwood - martial - kelly
    1ft and 0.4 itb

    g2g ?

  10. bautasten
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Play one:

    A) Dendoncker (CHE)
    B) Cantwell (MCI)

    Also playin Pukki for what it's worth.

    1. chilli con kone
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      A

  11. BullDogTevez
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    On a wildcard.

    A)Barnes or B)Pukki

    And

    1.Iwobi or 2.James or 3. Mount

    1. Stef rocks
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      B3

      1. chilli con kone
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Agreed

    2. some witty pun
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      A3 for me

    3. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      A2

    4. Sharkytect
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      A2

  12. itsmeguneet
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Doing a -4 .... Suggestions on decent Fwd and Mid in 14.2m max.

    1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Go nuts and do something like Cantwell - Son

      1. itsmeguneet
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Aren't they both mids?

    2. bench boost for every gamew…
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Both to play? Haller and Mount, Lanzini, or Ayew and Pepe? Barnes playin Norwich next week.. that could be good, with all their injuries.

  13. chilli con kone
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Play one:

    A. Cantwell
    B. Greenwood

    1. AuFeld
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Cantwell. OGS may play a front three of Rashford, James, and Lingard/Mata.

  14. Wigflex
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Trossard to:

    A - James
    B - Cebellos
    C - Lanzini

    1. some witty pun
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      A, surely?

    2. diesel001
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      C

    3. chilli con kone
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      B for me

    4. Brendan95
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      A,C,B

    5. liiusions
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      C

    6. AlpoShearer
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      B

    7. Wigflex
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Pretty split decision

  15. diesel001
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Sergio Leonel "Kun" Agüero del Castillo

    vs

    Raheem Shaquille Sterling

    1. chilli con kone
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Del Castillo to win inside 7 rounds

  16. Lazerball
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Play
    A. Pukki MCI
    B. Lundstram SOU

    1. Brendan95
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      I'm on Pukki atm but considered Lund as well

  17. TSILIKAFENEIAKOS
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Best defender up to 5.1to replace Emerson? Was thinking ANM but Bellerin is back in training so not sure how good that move would be.

    1. JT11fc
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Tarkowski

    2. nico05
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Kolasinac

  18. Brendan95
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Ryan
    Robbo/Zinc/Digne
    Salah(c)/Sterling(v)/KDB/Mount/James
    Pukki/Barnes

    Button/Lundstram/Greenwood/Rico

    GTG?

    Or change captain to a City player given Norwich team news?
    Or play Lundstram over somebody?

    1. JT11fc
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Gtg

  19. KICKandRUSH
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 5 days ago

    With Martial and AWB likely out, who should I get into my team?
    got one ft and 0.1m in the bank!

    1. nico05
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 5 days ago

      I'm wondering the same! I think Wan-Bissaka could play but what do we do with Martial

    2. Lazerball
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Hard to know without seeing rest of your team but good idea to have 3 City so Ota, KDB, Silva maybe

      1. KICKandRUSH
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Pope, Button
        Dunk, AWB, TAA, Lund, Söyüncü
        KDB, Mané, Sterling, Cantwell, Martial
        Pukki, Haller, Barnes

  20. SomeoneKnows
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Who should I have on my bench first?
    (I got AWB in my team so there's a fair possiblity he'll play)

    A) Greenwood
    B) Dendoncker
    C) Rico

    1. liiusions
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      B as he'll likely play

  21. liiusions
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Pope
    TAA VVD Lund
    Salah Sterling KdB Dilva Mount
    Pukki King
    (4.0 Montoya Kelly Wickham)
    1FT 0.5ITB

    Any ideas what to do? King out is the obvious one but it's slim pickings under 6.9, especially now Barnes is a doubt

    1. Aftermath
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Barnes might play for the most part. Read presser report

    2. itsmeguneet
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Wesley considering WHU's defence being fragile

  22. Catastrophe
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Anything worth a hit chaps? Planning on Kane, Mane & Montoya -> Haller, Salah & Digne over next couple of weeks but keeping Kane for this week.

    Pope
    TAA, Zinchenko, Montoya, Lundstram
    Mane, Sterling, KDB, Mount
    Kane, Pukki.

    (Woodman, Cantwell, Soyuncu, Wickham)

    Cheers

    1. JT11fc
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Decent enough plan

  23. dshv
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Now?

    Martial to

    1. David silva
    2. Lanzini
    3. Mcginn
    4 give me another

    Please and thanks.

    1. Yoshioka
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Ceballos?

    2. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 5 days ago

      1 .

    3. liiusions
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      1

    4. nico05
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 5 days ago

      David Silva

    5. No Professionals
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Really depends on the rest of your team and who else you could upgrade if you say went for McGinn.

      Based on that info I'd go lanzini.

  24. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 5 days ago

    David silva owners unite! Let’s just hope he is in the PL team not the UCL team.

    1. liiusions
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Got lucky with the timing of the Martial injury but very happy to own now. Just gotta figure out the right time to sell

      1. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 5 days ago

        I actually got him for Moura, Martial now rotting on the benchhving used my transfer. Yeah, think he is a nice pick this week, as you say though, got to time the dismount correctly. Hopefully the games he doesn’t start, Foden comes on instead so no cameos.

  25. JT11fc
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Which for 2nd bench option?
    A. Lundy for long term value

    B. Guendouzi for fixtures

    1. nico05
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 5 days ago

      A

  26. BigBillyBass
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 5 days ago

    WC gtg? Or any changes?

    Pope (Button)
    TAA Digne Otamendi
    Salah KDB Mount James
    Aguero(c) Pukki Barnes

    Bench: Lundstram Guendouzi Hanley

    1. StayoutheSpiceZone
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Like your style

    2. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 5 days ago

      I don’t love James, maybe McGinn I would prefer but can see the case.

      Short term aguero is great but long term I would prefer Sterling. I might be tempted to do salah and ota to sterling and vvd, but know lots of people like salah.

      1. BigBillyBass
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Why no love for James? In a top 6 side, cheap and 3 goals already. Don’t see what more he has to do

        1. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 5 days ago

          We’ll see if United finish above Leicester, Wolves and Everton... ;). Maybe I have seen the wrong games but when I have watched James he looked out of his depth. You make a fair point though, he is proper cheap. If you have seen him and thought he looked good, I would go for it. If it’s based on goals scored, I would check xG.

  27. StayoutheSpiceZone
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Ok guys, with the laca news I’ve rejigged my WC. This is my team now; exact money. Would appreciate any comments:

    Pope (button)
    VVD Ota Lunds Dunk (Söyüncü)
    Salah Ceballos sterling kdb (guendouzi)
    Abraham Auba (Greenwood)

    Only change is pukki for Tammy and VVD to robbo ?

    1. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 5 days ago

      I would keep gueundouzi off your bench in case pepe emerges as a good option.

      1. StayoutheSpiceZone
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Good advice thanks; happy with the team though u reckon?

        1. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Yeah, I like it. Might be tempted to downgrade soyuncu and get taa instead of vvd though. Think taa outscores vvd by more than soyuncu gets you from the bench the few times you need him (or dunk, i guess)

    2. JT11fc
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Looks good. Im not sure about Pukki with so many injuries

      1. StayoutheSpiceZone
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        So u reckon stick it out with Tammy? He’s got a couple of tough fixtures then a very good run

        1. JT11fc
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Yes depending on who stsrts Ucl games tho

  28. Dare Do The Punt
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Would you say Wilson and Fraser are just as likely as each other to get a return?

    Just think saving that extra 0.5m on Fraser is valuable

    1. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 5 days ago

      On last year’s evidence yes, but I’m not sure what’s going on with Fraser. Has he lost a lot of set pieces to H Wilson?

  29. Robbieblob
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    As a norwich fan I can see us getting a hiding however I still would rather not captain a city player. Any tips? 🙂

    1. diesel001
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Suck it up and captain a City player.

      It is one game. Norwich's season does not depend on the results against Man City.

      1. nico05
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Agreed!

    2. Longlatini
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      It will soften the blow if your City captain hauls

  30. nico05
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Please help I've Wan-Bissaka, Martial & Emerson all injured and no free transfers available.
    Do I take a -4 hit and swap one of them out? Martial maybe?
    My bench is Dendonker, Rico & Surridge.
    Thank you

    1. Regin
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Emerson fine.

      1. nico05
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Cheers, I wasn't aware of that I thought he was a major risk still