Scout Notes

Abraham in top FPL form as Chelsea and Wolves’ defences ship more goals

Chelsea put in a dazzling attacking display to emerge 5-2 victors over Wolves at Molineux, with hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham (£7.3m) stealing the headlines to underline his credentials as one of the leading value-for-money forwards in 2019/20. 

Wolverhampton Wanderers 2-5 Chelsea

Goals: Patrick Cutrone (£5.8m) Tammy Abraham (£7.3m) own-goal | Abraham x3, Mason Mount (£6.5m), Fikayo Tomori (£4.5m)

Assists: Matt Doherty (£6.0m) Roman Saïss (£4.4m) | Marcos Alonso (£6.2m) Jorginho (£5.0m), Michy Batshuayi (£6.7m)

Bonus: Abraham x3, Mount, Tomori x2

With all five of the goals from Frank Lampard’s side being scored by players produced from their academy, this was a performance and a result that strongly justified the Chelsea boss’s faith in youth during his tenure at Stamford Bridge.

There can be no doubting, though, that despite the emphatic team performance and such a bruising scoreline, this was an afternoon that belonged to Abraham. 

With seven goals from four league starts, and two braces and a hat-trick in his last three games, Abraham is continuing the goalscoring form that he displayed in 2018/19 whilst on loan at Aston Villa during their promotion-winning campaign from the Championship. 

The 21-year-old was exceptional throughout the afternoon at Molineux, and despite scoring an own-goal to reduce his haul by two points, Abraham’s total of 14 points was his highest of the season and his third successive double-digit haul. 

Owned by just 18.9% of managers, those who are still in possession of a Wildcard but may be considering deploying it over the coming weeks will find it difficult to resist the goalscoring appeal that Abraham is providing at an extremely competitive price. 

The England striker was supported in his goalscoring endeavours by fellow academy graduates Mason Mount (£6.4m) and Fikayo Tomori (£4.5m), who both scored well-taken goals. 

On his first league start for the club in 2019/20, Tomori fired an outstanding strike from 25 yards beyond the grasp of Rui Patricio (£5.1m) to give Chelsea an early lead alongside sending a timely reminder to Lampard that his assets as a player in the team are not solely defensive. 

Mount then rounded off the scoring after good work in the final third to add gloss to the scoreline that Lampard will hope can give this Chelsea side momentum heading into their next three fixtures against Liverpool (h), Brighton (h) and Southampton (a). 

Despite their highly impressive attacking display at Molineux, the defensive fragilities that have seen Chelsea keep no clean sheets in their first five Premier League fixtures were on show on Saturday afternoon, and managers monitoring assets of the west London side will certainly be more inclined to invest in their attacking options as opposed to their defence. 

Whilst Chelsea centre-back Antonio Rudiger (£6.0m) did go down injured, Lampard confirmed his removal from play was more precautionary ahead of a packed run of fixtures. 

“He has a groin issue that he bothered, near me actually. It was more than a precaution. Hopefully not too bad. Hopefully, it is a quick turnaround.”

For Wolves, this was a result that continued their underwhelming start to the season, and any managers still in possession of defensive assets from Nuno Espirito Santo’s side are likely to be considering moving them on. 

The 5-2 defeat to Chelsea marked Wolves’ fourth successive failure to keep a clean sheet, and the added pressure of Europa League football seems to already be taking its toll on the West Midlands side before the group stage has even begun. 

Whilst Patrick Cutrone (£5.8m) did register his first league goal for the club, there were very few positives for Wolves to take from the game as they were outclassed at home by a calibre of opposition who the Wanderers typically excel against. 

Yet whilst Wolves fell short of the standards they set for themselves in 2018/19, this was a performance that underlined Chelsea’s credentials as being serious challengers for Champions League qualification, whilst pointing to some extremely promising work being done by manager Lampard. 

If the Chelsea boss can persist in his faith of players such as Mount and Abraham, who are presently performing to an almost undroppable standard, then these are assets who could offer exceptional value into the Blues’ frontline. 

Whilst Mount is currently the top-owned Chelsea asset with an ownership of 21.9%, this is likely to change in the build-up to Gameweek 6 as Fantasy managers flock to the irresistible Abraham who is seemingly in the form of his life; defying critics who claimed the 21-year-old could not make the grade in the top-flight. 

Lampard will be extremely pleased with this result from Chelsea, and as the Blues bid to build on such an efficient performance with a challenging game against Liverpool at Stamford Bridge next weekend, it will be difficult for Fantasy managers not already in ownership of Mount and Abraham to continue ignoring these extremely exciting English prospects. 

Wolverhampton Wanderers XI (3-5-2): Patricio; Vallejo, Coady, Saiss; Traore (Doherty 56′), Dendoncker (Cutrone 46′), Neves, Moutinho, Jonny; Jota, Jimenez (Gibbs-White 69′).

Chelsea XI (3-4-3): Kepa; Rudiger (Zouma 46′), Christensen, Tomori; Azpilicueta, Kovacic (Barkley 70′), Jorginho, Alonso; Willian, Abraham (Batshuayi 77′), Mount.

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2,202 Comments Post a Comment
  1. EL tridente
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Haller and Sterling to Auba and Son?

    1. Dynamic Duos
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Don't sell Sterling

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

      no way

    3. Jigger & Pony
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Never

    4. Over Midwicket
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      I'm doing it

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

      Most will say no

    6. Fernando Torres
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      B will get more points combined, Sterling will get the most individually.

    7. Krionos
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      The madness... Absolute.... madnesss...

  2. Dynamic Duos
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Anyone getting Ashley Barnes? Or missed the boat with him?

    1. Over Midwicket
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Burnley don't score goals. He isn't explosive too. Way better picks

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Who ? Got 7.2m

        1. Over Midwicket
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Tricky for that price. Tammy, Haller and Pukki the top budget picks. Then it's Wilson and Auba

          1. Dynamic Duos
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 7 days ago

            Got Pukki

            1. Dont_Win_Friends_With_Salah…
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 7 days ago

              Then Haller or Tammy

              1. Slouch87 Scott Talent
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 7 days ago

                He only has 7.2

    2. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 7 days ago

      If he wont score vs Norwich don't get him.
      Wait for a week

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

    If someone is interested in $100 Champions league fantasy (official game) money league, check this out:

    https://www.reddit.com/r/FantasyCL/comments/czpkgk/100_ucl_fantasy_league/

    Hopefully we get some more managers involved

    Feel free to ask for more information if you are interested

    1. Dribbles
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Is it free to enter?

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

        100$ buyin. But we are small group so there is a lot of chance to win something:)

        1. Dribbles
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Ok thanks for replying. I will give it a miss as i am not very good in all honesty. I hope you win.

  4. SpagBol
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Bottomed of last page... sorry 🙁

    What to do with this team?
    1FT | 2.3M itb

    Heaton
    Robbo VVD Digne Zinch
    Salah KDB Son Grealish
    Barnes Pukki

    Button | Cantwell Lundstram Greenwood

    1. Jigger & Pony
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Grealish > Mount after this week. Perhaps downgrade VVD.

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

    Anyone see for team week 5. 40 pts. All good picks.

  6. Fernando Torres
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    A) Son + TAA
    B) Kane + 5.5m def

    Which is best

    1. JohnBlack
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 7 days ago

      A

  7. Christina.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    For those selling Sterling...

    Look at his Pen touches, GA's, min/chance, SoT and SiB.

    1. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Shhhhhhhhhhhh, let then sleep

    2. Over Midwicket
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      12.4 mil and won't dare captain him for a while. Everton will be a tough match. Waste of cash.

      Son far more exciting to own.

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

        Sure captain against Watford?

      2. Christina.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        so who you (c) over the next 3 then?

        1. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 7 days ago

          The one who’s actually going to play next week and has double digits in both home matches. Easy 😉

      3. Peter Ouch
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 7 days ago

        The only team Everton is fighting against is liverpool, city will get 3 points easily

        1. Slouch87 Scott Talent
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Is this for real ?
          "The only team Everton are fighting against is Liverpool"
          So they just lay down for the other 18 teams ?

          1. Peter Ouch
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 7 days ago

            Yes

  8. El Rey de Fantasy
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Howz this team...??

    Pope.
    TAA. Stones. Digne. Lundstram.
    Salah. Sterling. Cantwell.
    Aguero. Pukki. Abraham.

    Subs: Button. Rico. Guenduzi. Dendocker.

    1. Fernando Torres
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Needs more good midfielders, too much cash in defence imo. Is it WC?

      1. El Rey de Fantasy
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        No its my current team.... What changes should I made...??

        1. Phlajo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Would downgrade Kun and get Son and/or KdB in

          1. El Rey de Fantasy
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 7 days ago

            Aguero is in the form of his life.... That man scoring in every game.... Plus everyone in my league have him....

    2. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Simply switch Sterling to KdB and get someone in midfield. You don’t want Lund there really every week.

      Look at the last complete season KdB Sterling played together and how KdB has gone at home. He is very captainable.

  9. Phlajo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Best longterm combo?

    Auba and Cantwell/McGinn rotation

    Or

    Abraham and Son

    Also have:
    Mane KdB Sterling
    Barnes Pukki

  10. rohaansunil
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Pickford button
    Taa awb digne Kelly Lundstram
    Salah Cantwell Dendonker Tielemans David silva
    Aguero Vardy Jota
    Play wildcard? Or any transfer suggestion?
    Thanks in advance.. .... ..

    1. Dont_Win_Friends_With_Salah…
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 7 days ago

      I would Wildcard I think

    2. Free Hat
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Wilcard.
      -eve double up defence is too much
      - midfield too light
      - downgrade vardy or remove jota

      1. rohaansunil
        1 month, 7 days ago

        I'll remove Pickford and jota.. .. But I feel that Vardy is very attacking and I think I'll keep him

        1. Free Hat
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Fair enough. But Aguero and Vardy up top leaves you with little cash for upgrading midfield.

  11. Carlton_Goal
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    If you had to pick 2 of Mount, Abraham and Haller, which ones would you pick?

    1. Phlajo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Abraham and Haller if money no problem and you can squeeze both in upfront, probably with Pukki

      1. Carlton_Goal
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Yeah would be with Pukki and money no problem. Considering WC or a hit and need to decide which 2 will complete my front 7 alongside Salah/Mane, Sterling/Aguero, KDB, Pukki and Cantwell.

    2. mike09
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Mount and Abraham

    3. antis0cial
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      After next week Tammy and mount. Get passed the Liverpool game and they have a great run of fixtures.

  12. AndyCook
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    I can’t recall, when Son is fit does he get benched a fair bit? Minutes over last few season suggest he does

    1. Cruyff's Eleven
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 7 days ago

      He had Asian Cup last year - on fire before, a wet paper afterwards

    2. Fernando Torres
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      He is first name on teamsheet alongside Kane

  13. Whats the Huth
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Does Vardy need to go?

    Vardy to Abraham?

    1. dshv
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      vardy is one of that players which always have a goal in his feet.

    2. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 7 days ago

      He hasn’t hauled in weeks- was an international break mind

      1. Whats the Huth
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Hauled two weeks ago?
        Matched Kun for points

        1. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Whoooosh

    3. Phlajo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 7 days ago

      I would only do if you need the extra cash.

      I think Vardy will outscore Abra, by a fair margin.

    4. rohaansunil
      1 month, 7 days ago

      I'm keeping.. . He is a very attacking player.. . Should get a few in the coming weeks

  14. dshv
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Heaton

    VVD - Digne - Robbo - Walker

    Salah - Mount - Dilva - Sterling

    Pukki - Wilson

    (green, lund, dendo)

    What i have to do here, downgrade vvd ?

  15. Rinseboy
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Morning, struggling with what moves to make with my 2FTs. Should I just be patient a week even if I lose one of my FTs? Like the look of Abraham for Barnes but not sure it's worth it this week. Also could switch Salah to Maneor downgrade Digne but again think they can wait a week. Thoughts? thanks

    Pope
    TAA Digne Soyuncu Lunds Rico
    Salah Sterling KDB Mount Cantwell
    Barnes Pukki Haller

    1. T.Henry14
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Some problem here. Don't know buddy.
      For now, I'm waiting for Friday when I will decide.
      The closest I get is to not touch anything this gw. Barnes vs Norwich, Digne vs Sheffield..
      After the weekend I will look in the direction Barnes ---> Abraham.

  16. Atimis
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Which defenders for 5.0 or lower would you consider as viable starters?

    1. Rinseboy
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Soyuncu

    2. antis0cial
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Soyuncu has decent fixtures coming up.

      1. Lord Bendtner
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Have you seen the way this lad defends? His legs are more wide open than mia khalifa. Leicester look very weak defensively.

  17. Zlat's all folks
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Just rage wildcarded!

    Gone from 914k to 3.4 million in 3 weeks.

    Here's my WC team as it stands.

    Gunn
    TAA / Lundstram / Ward
    Salah / Sterling / Mount / Cantwell
    Kun / Pukki / Tammy
    Heaton / Dendoncker / Mings / Rico

    I know the defence is somewhat weak but the clean sheets just don't seem to be coming.
    Got the week to tinker but any thoughts? Cheers

    1. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Suggest you check Palace fixtures. Had Ward early and gig rid for a reason

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

    Better option for the next few gws?

    a. kola
    b. ota
    c. rico and upgrade mids

    pope button
    taa vvd digne dunk lund

    1. Rinseboy
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      C

    2. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 7 days ago

      None of the above.

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

        Who would you get?

        1. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Choice of 4.5/6 range. Lund is about to become harder to play and I’d want the option of sub there. Depends slightly on who you have up top. But you won’t want to be messing with cheapo defenders in a while.

  19. The Man Pastore
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Pope Button
    VVD Otamendi Lowton Lund Kelly
    Salah Sterling KDB Mount Cantwell
    Pukki Barnes Haller

    1FT / 1.1m ITB

    Should I save FT this week of would you do Barnes --> Tammy ?

    Thanks

    1. Fernando Torres
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Save

    2. Rinseboy
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      save

    3. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Save

    4. baps sniffer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Tammy has risen already .1. Have you checked their fixtures?!?

  20. Fernando Torres
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    A) Kane + Ceballos
    B) Abraham + Son (-4)

    Have Mount

    1. TorresMagic™ - bcvy39
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      B

      1. Rinseboy
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Morning TM. Hows your team looking? any advice above really struggling this week

    2. Rinseboy
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      B easy. Mount is irrelevant

    3. antis0cial
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      B

  21. DortmundisLove
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Thoughts on this WC team?
    Pope (Button)
    Otamendi TAA Mings (Lundstram Rico)
    Mane KDB Son Mount (4.4)
    Abraham Pukki Aubameyang

    Not sure that no Salah or Sterling is smart but there’s plenty of value in the team. Defense is probably where I’m least confident.

    1. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Upgrade KdB to Sterling.

      Top team that.

    2. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Keep that midfield

      No chance really that Sterling is close to 2.5 million over KdB and KdB is the one who defo plays next week and has double digit hauls at home.

    3. Lalrota
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Similar to mine.
      Have gone Eriksen And Sterling for Son and Auba

  22. Lignja
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Good enough for save ft? Dont have any idea what to change, any ideas?

    Pope
    Robertson, Coleman, Zincenko
    Salah, Sterling, Mount, Cantwell
    Aguero(c), Barnes, Pukki

    Button, Dendoker, Lundstram, Kelly

  23. fylde2022
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Currently on WC.
    Should I sacrifice Aubameyang and replace Son for Sterling?

    Pope
    TAA Digne Lundstram
    Cantwell Mane Son KDB
    Abraham Aubameyang Pukki

    Button, Jorginho, Rico, Soyuncu

    Still a work in process..

  24. Wally banter
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Mount and wilson
    or Mount and Tammy?

  25. Gudjohnsen
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Digne, Greenwood to Mings, Abraham?

    Feels wrong selling Digne before Sheffield United at home.

  26. rohaansunil
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Pickford button
    Taa awb digne Kelly Lundstram
    Salah Cantwell Dendonker Tielemans David silva
    Aguero Vardy Jota
    Play wildcard? Or any transfer suggestion?
    Thanks in advance.. ..
    I was thinking jota+tielemans to pukki +lamela/cebellos...

  27. Lindelol
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Mount injured damn

  28. Lindelol
    • 1 Year
    27 days, 4 hours ago

    Heaton (Button)
    Ota Digne Lowton (Lund, Soyuncu)
    Salah Sterling KDB Mount (Dendocker)
    Tammy Pukki Wilson

    Having no TAA, no Premium striker and no rotating GK seems a concern for me.
    Does this a wildcard now or should I save for later?? Please suggest