Scout Notes

Aubameyang benefits in Lacazette’s absence as Watford assets impress

An entertaining 2-2 draw at Vicarage Road is the focus of our latest Scout Notes article, as we run the rule over Manchester City’s Gameweek 6 opponents and assess Arsenal’s latest away-day display.

Watford 2-2 Arsenal

  • Goals: Tom Cleverley (£4.9m), Roberto Pereyra (£5.8m) | Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£11.0m) x2
  • Assists: Gerard Deulofeu (£6.2m) | Sead Kolasinac (£5.4m), Ainsley Maitland-Niles (£5.1m)
  • Bonus: Aubameyang x3, Deulofeu, Cleverley x2

There have been, to varying degrees, significant changes at Watford and Arsenal since we last wrote about these two clubs in a Scout Notes article.

The struggling Hornets dispensed with the services of Javi Gracia during the international break and reappointed former boss Quique Sanchez Flores, who returned to Vicarage Road after a three-year absence.

While perhaps not quite as seismic, Friday afternoon brought the news that Arsenal will be without Alexandre Lacazette (£9.4m) until October, an injury blow that has implications for the likes of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£11.0m) and Nicolas Pepe (£9.4m) as Fantasy assets – something we will discuss further down this article.


Sunday was our first look at Watford in the second Flores era and the impressions were fairly positive, even if the Spaniard’s pragmatic reputation and defence-first policy have so far done little to stem the flow of goals being conceded.

Miracles can’t be expected after one week, of course, and there’ll be many Fantasy managers hoping that the Hornets are still penetrable when they head north to the Etihad next weekend.

Flores lined his troops up in a 4-2-3-1 for this game, with Kiko Femenia (£4.4m) and Jose Holebas (£4.8m) as his two full-backs.

Watford looked particularly vulnerable in the wide areas during the last 25 minutes of the first half and it was no coincidence that both of Arsenal’s goals during this period were assisted by the Gunners’ overlapping full-backs, with Sead Kolasinac (£5.4m) and Ainsley Maitland-Niles (£5.1m) supplying the passes that Aubameyang converted.

Pepe had earlier fired a warning shot narrowly wide of Ben Foster‘s (£4.9m) goal when cutting in off the right flank and Aubameyang was inches away from turning in Mesut Ozil‘s (£7.3m) low pass from the same wing.

What makes it difficult to appraise Watford’s defensive credentials going into Gameweek 6 is that: a) they shaded possession for much of the game and that: b) Arsenal’s brief threat mostly came on the counter-attack – neither scenario being likely when the Hornets take on Pep Guardiola’s side next Saturday.

No Premier League side allowed fewer shots than Watford in Gameweek 5 and in truth their backline had a quiet second 45 minutes as the two-goal deficit elicited a second-half siege from the hosts.

Flores said after full-time:

We had to care about the defence this week and we didn’t prepare to have 31 attempts at goal. It just happened. We just kept switching the play in the second half and this is how it happened. Sometimes this is possible.

While lone striker Andre Gray (£5.9m) and wide-right midfielder Will Hughes (£5.5m) struggled to make much of an impression in the 4-2-3-1 and were ultimately hooked early in the second half, two Watford attackers who caught the eye were Gerard Deulofeu (£6.2m) and Tom Cleverley (£4.9m).

Deulofeu being stationed on the left flank may be off-putting to some Fantasy managers given that he is an FPL forward but he was Watford’s biggest threat all afternoon, causing Maitland-Niles lots of problems and repeatedly cutting inside to fire off shots – a couple of which flashed narrowly wide of Bernd Leno‘s (£5.0m) goal.

While his assist for Cleverley’s strike was a fortuitous one – the former Everton and Barcelona man intercepting a farcical pass out from Sokratis (£5.0m) – Deulofeu deserved his first attacking return of the season and it will be interesting to monitor his displays for when Watford’s fixtures really ease up in Gameweek 10.

Cleverley is not a name we Fantasy managers have considered for a long, long time (if ever) but his performance on Sunday was eye-catching, particularly as he was stationed in an advanced number ten role and given that he is now available for less than £5.0m.

This isn’t merely a kneejerk response to him scoring a goal – the all-action, high-pressing Cleverley was a threat all afternoon, forcing Leno into an early save and having as many shots as the entire Arsenal team managed combined.

Todd Cantwell (£4.8m) remains the stand-out sub-£5.0m midfield option but having another attacking midfielder available in this price bracket would be a welcome prospect for those of us trying to scrimp in midfield; time will tell if Cleverley can replicate this display and indeed become a regular starter in his new manager’s team.

Flores has plenty of attack-minded options available to him, of course, and it was interesting to note that FPL midfielder Ismaila Sarr (£6.4m) was thrown on up front in the second half, with Roberto Pereyra (£5.8m) replacing Hughes on the right.

Troy Deeney (£6.3m) – scorer of 13 goals in Flores’ previous spell in charge – will surely have a big part to play when he returns in November but there was no sign of Danny Welbeck (£6.0m) in the matchday squad, with his absence so far unexplained.

In Deeney’s absence, it was Pereyra who stepped up from 12 yards to draw the scores level at 2-2 after David Luiz (£5.9m) had chopped the Argentina international to the floor.

After keeping a rare away clean sheet in Gameweek 1, Arsenal’s defence has reverted to type and is now looking as unappealing as ever from a Fantasy perspective.

Watford had 31 shots against Unai Emery’s side, the most the Gunners have allowed in a single game since Opta began collecting this data 16 years ago.

The north London outfit have now allowed more attempts on goal than any other Premier League club in 2019/20.

The blows were self-inflicted, too, with Luiz needlessly giving away a penalty and Sokratis gifting Watford possession in the Arsenal area to hand the Hornets a route back into the game.

These weren’t isolated incidents, with Matteo Guendouzi (£4.6m) twice very nearly costing his team goals with individual errors and Emery’s insistence on his side playing out from the back looking like Watford’s best chance of scoring.

When asked about the tactic, Emery said after full-time:

Yes, but after their goal, we tried once more and we broke their lines and we get into the attacking third with space. We didn’t achieve good chances in less moments we did that, but we need to repeat and we need also to have the capacity and to improve with being able to break when the teams want to press us like today.

For those with Aston Villa, Manchester United and Bournemouth attacking assets, there were plenty of encouraging signs ahead of their encounters with the Gunners over the coming three weeks.

There wasn’t much to crow about further forward but this was one of Ozil’s better away displays (faint praise), with the German – occupying the number ten role in a 4-4-2 diamond – ‘assisting the assister’ for Arsenal’s second goal having almost supplied a goal for Aubameyang shortly beforehand.

This wasn’t really a game to judge Dani Ceballos (£5.7m), given Arsenal’s loss of control in the second half.

The on-loan midfielder will perhaps come into his own when the Gunners boss possession (as they did in Gameweek 2 and as they will expect to do in many of their upcoming fixtures) but, after playing a key role in the opening goal and showing glimpses of promises in the first half, the Spaniard was a bystander and eventually replaced on the hour-mark.

Asked why he had substituted Ceballos, Emery replied:

But today it was very, very hot. We needed in the second half, some fresh players. We were struggling second half and I was thinking how we can improve with three players, fresh players, for give us more energy and give us also more capacity to be strong physically and tactically and also technically.

Pepe again failed to convince as a price-point rival to Kevin De Bruyne (£9.8m) and Son Heung-min (£9.5m) although he had little opportunity to impress after the break and it is still too early to fully appraise his long-term merits as a premium midfielder.

Aubameyang, however, again proved how lethal he can be with precious little service and indeed how more dangerous he is when deployed centrally rather than out wide, as will presumably now be the case for the next month with Lacazette sidelined.

The Gabon international’s goals came from his only two proper chances of the afternoon and his impressive conversion rate is one of his many redeeming qualities going into Arsenal’s favourable run of fixtures from Gameweeks 6-16.

No FPL forward scored as many goals against non-big six sides as Aubameyang in 2018/19, while the Gabonese striker now has 12 goals to his name in his last dozen Premier League starts against all opposition.

Members’ Analysis


Watford XI (4-2-3-1): Foster; Femenia, Dawson, Kabasele, Holebas (Janmaat 78′); Doucoure, Capoue; Hughes (Pereyra 63′), Cleverley, Deulofeu; Gray (Sarr 54′).

Arsenal XI (4-1-2-1-2): Leno; Maitland-Niles, Sokratis, Luiz, Kolasinac; Xhaka; Ceballos (Willock 60′), Guendouzi (Torreira 67′); Ozil (Nelson 71′); Pepe, Aubameyang.


All prices given were correct at the time of writing (Sunday night).

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1,490 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 4 days ago

    Can I get some help with this?
    Pope
    Digne TAA Zinchenko
    Sterling Salah KDB Mount Cantwell
    Pukki Haller
    Heaton: Lundstram: Rico: G'wood (0.9itb, no FT)

    It looks okay but I am torn as so many great options might pass me by (Abraham/Son/Auba) which makes me feel like this week could be the one to WC.
    A. Hold
    B. Take a few hits next week to take cash out of defence.
    C. WC now.

    1. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 4 days ago

      what was your trsfr?

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

        Dendo to Cantwell which in hindsight might be a bit of an obstacle. But I figured I was in a hold or WC position, so I can still hit the button.

        1. Christina.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          10 months, 4 days ago

          cool - if you WC what will your team look like?

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

            I have no idea. Will make a draft.

    2. Neves say Never
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 4 days ago

      Almost identical team to me and I am thinking the same. I have 2FT however so will prob do a -4...but not sure who out and in. Want son and Abraham and Kun and and and and... if I were you, and not happy then WC it is but be sure whoever you get your happy with for the long haul for majority.

    3. Triple P
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 4 days ago

      You're right, there are many great options atm. Can you make up your mind who you really want to have, and who not? You can only have that much premium players.

      I have almost the same team, which still looks good if you ask me. WC not really necessary

    4. Treadstone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 4 days ago

      A......your team is fine....you cant have them all.

  2. Kalou
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 4 days ago

    Would appreciate any advice in my team ,I have 2ft.
    Pope
    Vvd/Taa/Digne/Kelly/Lun
    Ster/Salah/Dilva/Mount/Can't
    Hauler/Barnes/Pukki

    1. Kalou
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 4 days ago

      0.5m itb

    2. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 4 days ago

      I hope you are right on Haller being Hauler 🙂

      I'd be tempted to cash in on VVD to bump up to a Son/KDB in midfield

      1. Kalou
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 4 days ago

        Haha am hoping for a haul definitely!
        Yeh I like the look of Son.
        Thanks

    3. seewhyaxe
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 4 days ago

      Downgrade VVD and upgrade dilva?

  3. Benteke Fried Chicken
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 4 days ago

    Is this the return of 3 strikers then?!

    Abraham Haller and Pukki front 3 can be so something special I say.

    1. Over Midwicket
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 4 days ago

      Maybe even Cilson instead of Haller.

    2. Messiah Hazard
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 4 days ago

      That is my front 3.. Keeping fingers crossed for Haller tonight

  4. drughi
    • 10 Years
    10 months, 4 days ago

    Need some advice people, rank is 2mil something and everything is going bad. Team is as follows.

    Heaton
    Robertson VVD Zinchenko Coleman
    Salah Sterling KDB Trossard*
    Pukki Barnes

    button dendoncker greenwood lundstram

    1 ft and 0.1 itb

    A. Wildcard
    B. Trossard>mid for 6.0 or less.

    1. Benteke Fried Chicken
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 4 days ago

      Trosssrd for James?!

      1. drughi
        • 10 Years
        10 months, 4 days ago

        dont want james and cant afford either

        1. Stokelona
          • 3 Years
          10 months, 4 days ago

          Cantwell and use the cash to upgrade?

          1. drughi
            • 10 Years
            10 months, 4 days ago

            thats an option a bit worried about norwich double up as they have 3 away games in the next 4

      2. Lev Yashin
        • 7 Years
        10 months, 4 days ago

        6.2m

    2. MTPockets
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 4 days ago

      Cantwell and hope for better this week

      1. drughi
        • 10 Years
        10 months, 4 days ago

        cheers

    3. ZeBestee
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 4 days ago

      I would WC this team. Why?

      Robbo and VVD are fantastic, but do you expect them to keep a cleansheet at Stanford Bridge? If you think so then keep. Fixtures also not great going forward.

      Then you need one of Mount/Abraham, Mount being the better one given his price, set pieces but ideally you would want both. Mendy is coming back to the fold soon, so expect him to get a game soon. Coleman on the other hand doesn't offer much and I wouldn't be surprised Sidibe gets a game soon. Cheers.

      1. drughi
        • 10 Years
        10 months, 4 days ago

        big mistake was 2-3 gameweeks ago i went trossard over mount, no priced out

    4. bench boost for every gamew…
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 4 days ago

      Looks nice on paper, 5.9 mid is difficult territory. WC intact i would perhaps thinking of doing that soon, but not needed now me thinks
      Might take a punt before wc? Ceballos home to Villa or JWP home to Bournemouth?

      1. drughi
        • 10 Years
        10 months, 4 days ago

        cheers decent advice

  5. The Overthinker - I blame R…
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 4 days ago

    Who would you prefer and why?
    A) Keane and zinch
    B) alder and AMN

    1. MTPockets
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 4 days ago

      A if had to choose, but neither really

      1. The Overthinker - I blame R…
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 4 days ago

        Not much option elsewhere.

  6. Messiah Hazard
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    10 months, 4 days ago

    Who to bench?

    Sterling Salah Mount KDB Cantwell
    Tammy Pukki Haller

    Currently benching Cantwell like last GW but after his goal am rethinking...

    1. Bucket Man
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 4 days ago

      Still Cantwell for me.

  7. MosF94
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 4 days ago

    Terrible GW, 31 points, fortunately still have 2 to play, but still...

    Good news, 2 FTs it I want to change anything

    But, strangely, I'm struggling to decide where to make 1, never mind both:

    Pope (Button)
    TAA, Digne, AWB (Lundstram, Hanley)
    Sterling, KDB, Maddison, Grealish (Cantwell)
    Aguero, Haller, Pukki

    City assets going nowhere before a possible "backlash" beating of Watford (won't be easy if Watford play like yesterday though). And the rest of my front 7 are staying put too (not bringing a Chelsea player in before they play Liverpool).

    That leaves AWB as the man to go. Tempted to bring in Boly, even though they just got hammered - hoping for a bounce-back vs Palace. Am I crazy?

    1. Dreed300391
        10 months, 4 days ago

        I like your team, Maddison would be the one i would take out though, doesnt score as many points as he should. Hes a bit of a Dilva, and Eriksen type player for me.
        Your missing Chelsea attacking assets, they are just going to keep scoring goals with the style of football they play, and i expect them to get 2 even against Liverpool at the weekend. Would also do Sterling to Salah/Mane(Fixture proof) as you are overloaded on City attackers

    2. Lev Yashin
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 4 days ago

      Right then, rage transfers done.

      What to do now for the rest of the week?

      1. Swanremainsthesame
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 4 days ago

        Trying to stop the drip,drip of "wtf have I done!", knowing that next GW the blanks/hauls will be reversed

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

          Right there with you 🙂

    3. Bucket Man
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 4 days ago

      Think I'm OK not to wildcard yet. Got a few problems, have already done Montoya to Lundstrum, rotation wasn't working and needed Lundstrum before another rise. Plan to go Jota to Barnes or something else. 1FT 0.5ITB. Thank you
      Heaton
      Robertson, Digne, Rico*,
      Salah, Sterling, KDB, Mount
      Haller, Pukki, Jota*
      Dendoncker*, Lundstrum, Catchart*

      1. Stokelona
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 4 days ago

        Keep Rico now he played well yesterday. The team looks in great shape with Pukki and Haller, Raz, Mo and Kev. Either get rid of Jota or hold for another week. Josh king was back to form yesterday and has good fixtures

        1. Bucket Man
          • 2 Years
          10 months, 4 days ago

          Thanks. Saw the Rico assist but not the game, Howe seems to rotate the defence alot though. Barnes has great games especially this week but seen lots regretting bringing him in now.

    4. Whats the Mata?
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 4 days ago

      Is Barnes to Tammy worth a hit next week (gw6)?

      Have Mount as well.

      1. MTPockets
        • 11 Years
        10 months, 4 days ago

        doubt it

      2. Lev Yashin
        • 7 Years
        10 months, 4 days ago

        Nah, Barnes is a keeper with those fixtures.

    5. Lingard’s Shin Guards
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 4 days ago

      What’s everyone’s TV at the moment?

      WC used, on 102.6m

      1. Bossworld
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 4 days ago

        Haven't used W/C yet, I'm on 101.3. Building up slowly for GW3* freehit - most of my value is in players like Pukki and Sterling that I'm not planning on getting rid of.

      2. Christina.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        10 months, 4 days ago

        102,3

      3. Lev Yashin
        • 7 Years
        10 months, 4 days ago

        Did a bit of rage transferring yesterday so now down to 101.4.

      4. rdamjan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 4 days ago

        101.4 wc used

      5. Murder On Zidanesfloor
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 4 days ago

        102.4 but 750k lol

        1. Christina.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          10 months, 4 days ago

          did you have Auba?

          1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
            • 2 Years
            10 months, 4 days ago

            No, Son and Mane but Raz (c)

            1. Christina.
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              10 months, 4 days ago

              great!

      6. Dreed300391
          10 months, 4 days ago

          100.9 but 1.2 ITB

      7. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 4 days ago

        Who are the essential picks in UCL fantasy?

        1. rdamjan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          10 months, 4 days ago

          Lewa for the 1st round:)

          1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
            • 3 Years
            10 months, 4 days ago

            Right

        2. milanista10
          • 7 Years
          10 months, 4 days ago

          Lewandowski & Kimmich are probably the only ones that didn't leave any of my drafts.

      8. Rock Papiss Cissès
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 4 days ago

        Greetings boys and girls. Any help appreciated

        Pope
        Emerson TAA Digne Lundstram Hanley
        Mount Salah Sterling KDB Ceballos
        King Pukki Greenwood
        2FT 1.7ITB

        How to improve this team?
        My thoughts were...Salah, Ceballos and Emerson to Mane, Son and Rico(-4).
        What would you do if you were in my shoes?

      9. Hryszko
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 4 days ago

        KDB > Son worth it?

        Got 2 FT, already have Zinchenko & Aguero up top, with no spurs cover.

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

          KDB better this week I expect. But they are both amongst the best assets in the game and I'd have both on WC.

          1. Hryszko
            • 2 Years
            10 months, 4 days ago

            I have no other Spurs cover that's all.

      10. ZeBestee
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 4 days ago

        Pep on Mendy:

        "He’s good, he’s training and delighted," Guardiola said. "Last two weeks, three weeks he’s training and everything is going well.

        "Knee’s reacting well so hopefully in the next few games he can be involved.

        “With what happened in the last two seasons we want to be careful and be sure when he starts to play. One thing is training, the other is higher competition."

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

          Zinchenko gone then after this week I think

        2. Murder On Zidanesfloor
          • 2 Years
          10 months, 4 days ago

          starts one of the games this week imo

          1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
            • 2 Years
            10 months, 4 days ago

            Watford at home could be the time to unleash him

            1. ZeBestee
              • 5 Years
              10 months, 4 days ago

              I hope so. Cheers.

            2. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
              • 4 Years
              10 months, 4 days ago

              That does make fair sense. Why would Zinc not start in Ukraine after all.

              1. ZeBestee
                • 5 Years
                10 months, 4 days ago

                Yeah, CL will tell us more.

              2. Murder On Zidanesfloor
                • 2 Years
                10 months, 4 days ago

                I think it would massively help sterling. Hugged the corner flag alot vs Norwich because he provided the width on the left with zinchenko slotting into midfield when Dilva or Gundo went forward. Mendy can provide the width and Raz could be closer to the box in scoring positions more.

                1. ZeBestee
                  • 5 Years
                  10 months, 4 days ago

                  True, could even see Sterling starting on the right and Jesus on the left to mix things up. Jesus then plays with Aguero upfront when Mendy is attacking that left wing. Pep has many options.

                  1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
                    • 2 Years
                    10 months, 4 days ago

                    definitely. Don't think any other switch can change their tactics as much zinch > Mendy.

      11. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 4 days ago

        Is it stupid to consider starting Rico (Southampton, away)ahead of VVD next week? Considering I'm also starting TAA

        1. rdamjan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          10 months, 4 days ago

          yes.

          1. rdamjan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            10 months, 4 days ago

            never bench your premium players.

        2. MTPockets
          • 11 Years
          10 months, 4 days ago

          Bet you wouldn't anyway

      12. ShaunGoater123
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 4 days ago

        Pepe a gamble too far on a wildcard? Lovely run of fixtures and can't find a way to get Auba and surely its a matter of time before he starts picking up points?

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

          Not sold myself and Son/KDB at the same price point

          1. ShaunGoater123
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            10 months, 4 days ago

            i'd have Son aswell in a heavy midfield. KDB slightly out or range without juggling a little. Midfield would be:

            Sterling / Salah / Mount / Pepe / Son

      13. Messiah Hazard
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        10 months, 4 days ago

        Is KDB a rotation risk with UCL starting? KDB to Son is a good move or hold KDB?

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

          Son has UCL too surely?

        2. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          10 months, 4 days ago

          KDB has had his rest now and it didn't go well. Think he is safe for the foreseeable.

        3. MTPockets
          • 11 Years
          10 months, 4 days ago

          Evidently. Spurs also play CL

        4. Messiah Hazard
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          10 months, 4 days ago

          Son is not usually rotated as much as KDB no?

        5. Murder On Zidanesfloor
          • 2 Years
          10 months, 4 days ago

          KDB was rested already

      14. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 4 days ago

        Comes down to Mané and Otamendi or Sterling and 4.7 Def?

        Pope
        TAA Otamendi Soyuncu
        Mané KDB Son Mount
        Auba Abraham Pukki

        4.0 Dendocker Rico Lundstram

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

          Ouch that's tough. I'd say you probably have the sensible route given the nasty defenders on your bench 🙂

        2. Bucket Man
          • 2 Years
          10 months, 4 days ago

          Would want Pool attack so Mane and Ota

        3. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          10 months, 4 days ago

          Cheers both - I like this WC draft but it lacks City attack.

      15. wasp3000
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 4 days ago

        Morning all, just sitting here at work, depressed after Digne's 0 pts yesterday to drop me to another 5million + GW rank and current OR of 2.5 million.

        This season is the gift that keeps on giving...meh!

        1. Garlana
          • 5 Years
          10 months, 4 days ago

          I'm with you mate, terrible week, yesterday I got 1 pt from ceballos and digne. I've played my wc this week...but I'm finding this tough as well

          1. wasp3000
            • 5 Years
            10 months, 4 days ago

            I played my WC over the Int break and got rid of Robbo AWB Rash Pukki (for TAA Otamendi Haller Barnes 🙁 )

            Haller is my only hope tonight but considering Tammy, Pukki and CWilson all had double digit hauls, and Barnes already blanked, i'm not hopeful

          2. grumpyman
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            10 months, 4 days ago

            Dropped from 19k to 500k in 2 game weeks. Wildcard activated in anger. Feels good!

      16. UnitedWeStand
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 4 days ago

        My current team is:

        Pope (Button)
        Coleman VVD TAA Zouma Lundstrom
        Salah Sterling KDB Cantwell Dendoncker
        C. Wilson Pukki Greenwood

        I'm considering: VVD, Zouma & Greenwood > Lowton, Soyuncu & Abraham for a -4... thoughts?

        1. JT11fc
          • 1 Year
          10 months, 4 days ago

          Looks good

      17. Peter Ouch
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 4 days ago

        How is this wc team looking?

        Heaton
        Soynucu taa Tarkowski
        Salah Sterling kdb Son Cantwell
        Pukki abraham

        Button Lundstram rico Greenwood

        1. The Overthinker - I blame R…
          • 3 Years
          10 months, 4 days ago

          Looks solid.

          Anything ItB?

          1. Peter Ouch
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            10 months, 4 days ago

            Nothing at all
            I won't do it cause I have 2ft.
            Maybe next week.
            I don't want soynucu and abraham this week so i can wait

        2. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          10 months, 4 days ago

          When will you captain Salah in next few GWs? If not often maybe consider Auba insead.

          1. Peter Ouch
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            10 months, 4 days ago

            Its liverpool, they always score and big points are in between mane and Salah.
            I will never go without one of these two lads.

            I don't want premium forwards.
            At their best they can reach around 200 points and they cost too much.
            There is so much value in cheap forwards now.
            Pukki haller, Wilson, abraham, barnes

        3. Christina.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          10 months, 4 days ago

          I prefer this:

          Heaton
          TAA Soy Dunk Pieters Lundy
          Sterling Son Mane Canwell Hayden
          Auba Pukki Abraham

          1. Peter Ouch
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            10 months, 4 days ago

            -28 0.0 itb.
            Seems to be perfect for my team.

            How much do you charge to manage this team?

      18. The Overthinker - I blame R…
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 4 days ago

        What options do we have for 4.5 defender?

        Newcastle maybe? Double or triple Burnley?

        1. IRBOX ⚽
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          10 months, 4 days ago

          Burnley or Brighton.

        2. Peter Ouch
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          10 months, 4 days ago

          Triple Burnley????
          Haha no way mate!!!

          1. The Overthinker - I blame R…
            • 3 Years
            10 months, 4 days ago

            13.5 you are getting 3 players with cs potential.

            Not many cs around. They have quite a good fixtures.

            Yes one bad luck and the cs is whipped, but it's not like there are many cs around to worry. On the other side, one solid home performance and you get 18 from 3 players who cost you just 13.5

      19. IRBOX ⚽
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 4 days ago

        Captain scores so far this season: 24 (Salah), 6 (Salah), 4 (Kane), 6 (Sterling), 4 (Sterling) = 44 points at an average of 4.4 per captain. Wow.. anyone worse than this?

        Honestly think the game would potentially be better without captaincy

        1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
          • 2 Years
          10 months, 4 days ago

          Exact same as you. Same captains every week.

          1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
            • 2 Years
            10 months, 4 days ago

            VC scores if captained add up to 114

            1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
              • 2 Years
              10 months, 4 days ago

              Sterling, Sterling, Sterling, Haller, Mane

              1. milanista10
                • 7 Years
                10 months, 4 days ago

                Wow, you should make a last minute change to the VC next week 😀

                1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
                  • 2 Years
                  10 months, 4 days ago

                  That will go wrong as well...

        2. Peter Ouch
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          10 months, 4 days ago

          I had Salah first 2 and sterling last 3.

          Bad for me but you nearly scratched the barrel

        3. Gudjohnsen
          • 3 Years
          10 months, 4 days ago

          Same except captained Mo this weekend so 7 points better off.

        4. Christina.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          10 months, 4 days ago

          24,6,4,6,12=52

          not much better

        5. Warby84
          • 5 Years
          10 months, 4 days ago

          The exact same.. but still unbelievable that I’m on 297..

          1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
            • 2 Years
            10 months, 4 days ago

            Yeah 290 here. Could have been worse really

        6. The Overthinker - I blame R…
          • 3 Years
          10 months, 4 days ago

          40 , 12 , 16 , 6 , 18 = 92

          1. milanista10
            • 7 Years
            10 months, 4 days ago

            Impressive. What's your total points & OR?

            1. The Overthinker - I blame R…
              • 3 Years
              10 months, 4 days ago

              Well that's where the problem is 😀

              262 points.

              2.3M

              1. milanista10
                • 7 Years
                10 months, 4 days ago

                That's harsh given you have been very successful with your captain picks!

                1. The Overthinker - I blame R…
                  • 3 Years
                  10 months, 4 days ago

                  Harry kane and city Def.

        7. Nightcrawler
          • 1 Year
          10 months, 4 days ago

          86(43) for me

          1. Nightcrawler
            • 1 Year
            10 months, 4 days ago

            Overall points only 300 though. So not all about captaincy

            1. Christina.
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              10 months, 4 days ago

              +1

              345 pts here with Heaton & Mcginn to go

              1. milanista10
                • 7 Years
                10 months, 4 days ago

                Are you sure you are on 345? Thought you went more with Auba's show yesterday

                1. Christina.
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  10 months, 4 days ago

                  im sure.

                  1. Christina.
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    10 months, 4 days ago

                    *sorry, didn't refresh....358

                    😳

                    1. milanista10
                      • 7 Years
                      10 months, 4 days ago

                      Ah okay, that's more like it!!
                      I'm on 337 & that's 8k, so knew you should be in a much better situation 😀

                  2. milanista10
                    • 7 Years
                    10 months, 4 days ago

                    What's your OR? Didn't break top 1k?

                    1. Christina.
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      10 months, 4 days ago

                      566 OR

                      1. milanista10
                        • 7 Years
                        10 months, 4 days ago

                        Very nice. See you in top 100 soon!

                        1. Christina.
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 10 Years
                          10 months, 4 days ago

                          😥 😯

                          what's your id?

                          1. milanista10
                            • 7 Years
                            10 months, 4 days ago

                            It's 122126, linked.

        8. milanista10
          • 7 Years
          10 months, 4 days ago

          24, 12, 4, 32, 12 = 84

      20. Stormbringer22
          10 months, 4 days ago

          Hi all, can I please get your thoughts on this?

          Pickford
          TAA, Digne, Lowton, Zinchenko
          Salah, Sterling, KDB, Mount
          King, Pukki

          Bench: Button, Kelly, Dendoncker, Greenwood
          1FT, £0.6m ITB

          A) Hold. Give Pickford another chance against SHU and use 2FT next week to do something along Pickford+King to Pope+Haller.
          B) Use my 1FT this week to make a change and if so, who is the biggest issue?
          C) Do the same transfers as A but do them this week for a -4 hit.

          Already got a -4 hit this week when I did AWB+Martial to KDB+Lowton and that didn't turn out well in the short term...

        • Ribus
          • 6 Years
          10 months, 4 days ago

          Was decided to do King -> Tammy (when fit) this week. But maybe i will wait another week regarding the fixtures.
          A) this week
          B) next week

          Thanks

          1. Miguel Sanchez
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            10 months, 4 days ago

            B

        • Offs!de
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          10 months, 4 days ago

          On the verge of completing my WC Team. But can't decide between this two.
          a) Sterling+4.5 def
          b) KDB + TAA

          I have no other City attackers

        • Aftermath
          • 4 Years
          10 months, 4 days ago

          How's this for a WC? Too top heavy?

          Adrian
          Matip Soyuncu aurier
          Mane son kdb martial
          Aguero pukki Abraham

          Button Lundstram Hayden rico

          1. Captain_Shirokov
            • 1 Year
            10 months, 4 days ago

            That defence will end in tears.

          2. liverpool01
            • 1 Year
            10 months, 4 days ago

            Top too heavy your defence looks bit weak

          3. Gudjohnsen
            • 3 Years
            10 months, 4 days ago

            No Sterling or Salah is a risk.

            1. Garlana
              • 5 Years
              10 months, 4 days ago

              Mane is fine over salah

        • sovietrockettes
          • 1 Year
          10 months, 4 days ago

          If no other issues, Zinchenko>Ota for an FT?

          2 FT, 0 ITB

          1. Gudjohnsen
            • 3 Years
            10 months, 4 days ago

            Think City's defence will come good?

        • ZeBestee
          • 5 Years
          10 months, 4 days ago

          Between these 3, who will finish the season with most points?

          1) Sterling
          2) Salah
          3) Mane

          If let's say Salah is one player you have set and forget, you then have Mane and Sterling left to choose 1 between them. Between the 2, .5m price difference, but we all know Mane is more consistent over the last 6 months or so and can easily compete with Salah. So is it worth going with both Mane AND Salah for the rest of the season? They are both competing for goals with each other with Firmino in the team, will both break the 250 points mark at this rate. There is definitely a case to have Mane over Sterling.

          1. Gudjohnsen
            • 3 Years
            10 months, 4 days ago

            I could well do Sterling to Mané after the Chelsea game and have both Mané and Salah. Sterling needs a huge haul against Watford in order for me to keep him.