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.


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1,490 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Smurf
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    10 months, 24 days ago

    Only just realised there football on everyday this week featuring premier league teams.

    1. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 24 days ago

      Good times

  2. Lallana
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 24 days ago

    Worth WCing 1 to get 2? The blank players are on both teams so I omitted them so it's easier to read.

    Ederson
    TAA van Dijk
    Salah De Bruyne Mount McGinn

    Leno
    Williems Tomori
    Mane Son
    Abraham Aubameyang

    1. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 24 days ago

      My eye says stick there

    2. Murder On Zidanesfloor
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 24 days ago

      Mane, Son, Abraham and Auba are the only ones I would get, without getting rid KDB, Mount and TAA. Go cheap in Gk and other defenders

      1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 24 days ago

        Lund, Cantwell, Pukki, Rico make the rest of that team

    3. JT11fc
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 24 days ago

      Not sure premium keepers are worth it at the moment.
      Depends what city coverage it has

    4. Lallana
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 24 days ago

      Cheers all!

  3. liverpool01
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 24 days ago

    A)Sterling. Son, Mane, Auba, Haller, Abraham
    B)Sterling, Kdb, Salah, Cantwell, Mount, Barnes,

    A or B who scores more?

    1. Turns
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 24 days ago

      A just feels more sexy

      1. liverpool01
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 24 days ago

        lol A yeh? rival has b

        1. Turns
          • 4 Years
          10 months, 24 days ago

          Yep. I feel that Auba, Haller, Abraham could all bag you 10+ points in a game, but can't imagine the same with Cantwell, Mount, Barnes (although could give consistent, decent, returns),

          1. liverpool01
            • 1 Year
            10 months, 24 days ago

            Cool thanks for that will get Auba and Haller for -4 after next gw

      2. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 24 days ago

        With words like 'Cant' and 'Mount', surely B is more sexy?

        1. liverpool01
          • 1 Year
          10 months, 24 days ago

          I also have Cantwell aswell

  4. Turns
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 24 days ago

    WC triggered. Going light at the back. Thoughts out of 10?

    Pope
    TAA - Aurier - Lowton
    Sterling - KDB - Mane - Son - Cantwell
    Tammy - Pukki
    ---
    Button - Soyuncu - Lundstram - 4.5

    1. JT11fc
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 24 days ago

      8/10

    2. Murder On Zidanesfloor
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 24 days ago

      Like it alot though I would get Auba instead of sterling

      1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 24 days ago

        And Salah instead of mane

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

    Any non-WCarders planning on selling Salah for the difficult games this week or soon? I'm not keen but interested to hear thoughts

    1. Turns
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 24 days ago

      I am on WC, feel like it would be a wasted transfer if I wasn't.

    2. Captain_Shirokov
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 24 days ago

      It's Liverpool, it's only a difficult game if it's against City

    3. Odion Igoalo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 24 days ago

      Chelsea concede over 2 goals per game. Salah will return

  6. Ribus
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 24 days ago

    Kolasinac not an interesting pick for 5.4?

    1. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 24 days ago

      Tierney available soon

    2. Turns
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 24 days ago

      You really want to invest in Arsenal's defence. Could ship goals against anyone.

    3. Sune
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 24 days ago

      Arsenal defence is a no go atm.

    4. Murder On Zidanesfloor
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 24 days ago

      Top 4 attack and relegation worthy defence

  7. Offs!de
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 24 days ago

    On WC, Choose one please.
    .
    a) Sterling+4.5 def
    b) KDB + TAA

    1. JT11fc
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 24 days ago

      B

  8. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 24 days ago

    Every time I consider a wildcard or some transfers, I realize I'm selling a strong team of trusted assets (who are close to or at the top of FPL rankings) for a weaker team. Here's my team:

    Pope Woodman
    TAA Digne Otamendi Lund Kelly
    Salah Sterling KDB Mount Cantwell
    Barnes Pukki Haller

    Staying away from the FPL transfers page might be my first true test of patience this season...

    1. Captain_Shirokov
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 24 days ago

      You want to wildcard this team? lmao

      1. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 24 days ago

        Exactly

        No reason other than "falling ranks"

        I've closed FPL again and again

        It's my mind messing with me. I'll most likely roll FT. Just sharing how annoyingly hard it is to forget rank and trust a good team after two horrible GWs

        1. Captain_Shirokov
          • 1 Year
          10 months, 24 days ago

          Gotta have faith, if City didn't have an off day you wouldn't even consider this

    2. Turns
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 24 days ago

      Yeah, stick with that. You've just been unlucky.

    3. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 24 days ago

      Top 300k OR and scored over 300 pts. You are in a position of strength IMO.

      1. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 24 days ago

        Thanks for this 🙂

  9. Captain_Shirokov
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 24 days ago

    Best Jota replacement? Have 8.8m to play around with.

    1. Captain_Shirokov
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 24 days ago

      Have Pukki already btw

    2. Zlatanzo
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 24 days ago

      Wilson

    3. Murder On Zidanesfloor
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 24 days ago

      Tammy > Haller > Wilson > Rashford

      In that order

      1. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 24 days ago

        This

  10. jamie1972
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 24 days ago

    Rico looking at getting games for a bit or did he just play to cover an injury?

    Have a transfer to burn so looking at Kelly > Rico

    Exciting times

    1. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 24 days ago

      Most exciting transfer ever.

      1. jamie1972
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 24 days ago

        Careful now

    2. Murder On Zidanesfloor
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 24 days ago

      deadly set pieces last night. I would keep play him just for those if I was howe

      1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 24 days ago

        Corners in particular

      2. jamie1972
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 24 days ago

        Cheers, injuries permitting I'll do it Friday, can't hurt...

    3. Carlton_Goal
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 24 days ago

      Their new signing Lloyd Kelly has been injured since the start of the season but is back in training now and he also plays at LB so assume Rico wont be in the team for too long

      1. jamie1972
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 24 days ago

        Cheers

    4. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 24 days ago

      Kelly could quite easily be out of the team for good now

      Sakho back. Tomkins hovering. Cahill higher up the pecking order... And Kelly's injured

      1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 24 days ago

        Did you read what he wrote and what we are talking about?

      2. jamie1972
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 24 days ago

        Erm..

  11. Dribbles
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 24 days ago

    Help me make a decision please. Who scores more all season?

    a) Aguero
    b) Barnes

    1. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 24 days ago

      What are you on?

    2. Captain_Shirokov
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 24 days ago

      oh my god

    3. Nightcrawler
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 24 days ago

      B

      1. Dribbles
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 24 days ago

        Thanks mate

    4. Lallana
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 24 days ago

      b 😉

  12. DantheManinaPan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 24 days ago

    Any reason not to save my second transfer?

    0.1 ITB

    Henderson, Button
    Trent, Digne, Diop, Soyuncu, Lundstram
    Salah, Sterling, KDB, Bilva, Cantwell
    Haller, Pukki, Greenwood

    Bilva next on the list to go, but not before Watford at home. Thinking Mount could be the best replacement, but could also switch to 3 up top with Abraham...

  13. Cheesyzoot
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 24 days ago

    Trying to be a bit different on WC… Will no Liverpool hurt me?

    Pope, (Button)
    Aurier, Digne, Rico, (Lundstsram, Kelly)
    Son, (S)terling, KDB, Mount, (Dendonker)
    Aubameyang, Pukki, Haller

    0.6 ITB

    Alternatively it can look like this with Mane:

    Pope, (Button)
    Aurier, Digne, Rico, (Lundstsram, Kelly)
    Son, (S)terling, KDB, Mane, (Dendonker)
    King, Pukki, Haller

    0 ITB

    Any thoughts on which looks better and why? Thanks!

    1. Messiah Hazard
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 24 days ago

      Rico not assured starter... second one looks better with Mane although I would go Salah for the season

    2. Cheesyzoot
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 24 days ago

      Thanks for the feedback... if going for the 2nd draft would it be worth swapping King back to Greenwood in order to upgrade Rico? If so, who are best options?

      1. Messiah Hazard
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        10 months, 24 days ago

        Maybe Pieters with the fixtures

    3. Cheesyzoot
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 24 days ago

      To avoid doubling down on Burnley defence would you look at Heaton in for Pope?

  14. rnrd
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 24 days ago

    On a WC would you say aguero is an absolute must have ?

    1. ShaunGoater123
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 24 days ago

      mmm not really for me. don't get me wrong he is amazing and a great pick, but there is undeniably the threat of rotation lurking

    2. Murder On Zidanesfloor
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 24 days ago

      Not at all

      1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 24 days ago

        Just see what Tammy, Pukki and hopefully Haller tonight are doing. The only premium forward I would consider is Auba because he is our main goal scoring threat with laca out and we have great fixtures.

        1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
          • 2 Years
          10 months, 24 days ago

          Also Wilson, rash and firm looking consistent.

          Wish I could play 6 forwards hahah

          1. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
            • 1 Year
            10 months, 24 days ago

            Reverse of last season already

  15. Kryptonite666
      10 months, 24 days ago

      Any suggestions for what to do with James ? 0.6 ITB.

      Is James to Mount a sideways move ? Have burnt -4 already this week.

      Pope

      TAA Digne Lowton (Lundstram) (Kelly)

      Mane Sterling KDB James (Cantwell)

      Haller Pukki Abraham

      1. Zlatanzo
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 24 days ago

        Assuming you just brought in James this week? If so have some faith don't chase points. You brought him in for a reason I assume?

        1. Kryptonite666
            10 months, 24 days ago

            Tbh, I just had 6.1 before I moved from Salah to Mane.

            Couldn’t afford Mount. Now I can.

      2. b82rz
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 24 days ago

        I’m struggling with looking at my team and thinking it looks decent but also having had another very average week. A lot of people abandoning Sterling but he will no doubt still be one of the top three in the game at the end of the season. I’ve drafted a WC team but can’t decide if it’s just too reckless with no Salah, Sterling or Aguero. I’ve tried to go based purely on value:

        Heaton (Button)
        TAA Digne Soy/Lowton/Lundstram
        Mane Son KDB Cantwell/Cleverley
        Aubameyang Abraham Pukki

        Pretty low ownership players and all in good form.

        Or do I stick it out and wait to see a few more weeks, at which point I probably won’t be able to afford above or other varieties of?

        1. b82rz
          • 2 Years
          10 months, 24 days ago

          Current team:

          Heaton (Button)
          TAA Digne Zinchenko (Lund / KWP)
          Salah Sterling KDB Cantwell Mount
          Pukki Haller (Greenwood)

        2. Zlatanzo
          • 1 Year
          10 months, 24 days ago

          All in good form... but when form runs out you may be in trouble without Salah/Sterling/Aguero

      3. Lallana
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 24 days ago

        Decent wildcard? Attack heavy but it's hard to ignore Aubameyang with those fixtures.

        Leno 4.0
        Digne Tomori Soyuncu Lundstram Pieters
        Mane Sterling Son Cantwell 4.5
        Pukki Abraham Aubameyang

        1. Christina.
          • 10 Years
          10 months, 24 days ago

          Nice.

          Can you not get TAA in there?
          Lose Leno

          1. Lallana
            • 6 Years
            10 months, 24 days ago

            I have TAA on my regular team and he's hard to let go of because he's been attacking so brilliantly but 7.0M is a lot of money.

            4/7 of the next fixtures even with Allison seem hard for TAA and perhaps rotation is looming with UCL.

            1. Christina.
              • 10 Years
              10 months, 24 days ago

              I would crowbar him in.
              Lose Digne
              Lose Leno
              Lose Pieters for Lowton
              Tomori prob not nailed...not keeping CS's

              Follow your gut though. Its your team.

              1. Christina.
                • 10 Years
                10 months, 24 days ago

                Maybe Mount over Tammy to save money?

                1. Lallana
                  • 6 Years
                  10 months, 24 days ago

                  Yeah, that could definitely work. I rate Abraham a bit more personally but it's a good move to save money.

              2. Lallana
                • 6 Years
                10 months, 24 days ago

                Good suggestions. Think Leno has to go. Might take the punt on Tomori still but Williems is good too.

                I actually like Digne a lot still 🙂

                Thanks

        2. avfc82
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 10 Years
          10 months, 24 days ago

          Lots of decent selections.

          Bit unsure on Leno and Tomori myself, neither of their respective teams are keeping clean sheets, and Alexander-Arnold is going to deliver a monster haul soon, so I'd try and work him in, it'd mean downgrading somewhere else though so you may not be keen.

          1. Lallana
            • 6 Years
            10 months, 24 days ago

            Cheers, I feel as though Tomori is a bit more risky but at 4.5M I don't mind too much. More rotating 4 x 4.5s while starting Digne usually.

            Yeah Arsenal gave up over 25+ chances against Watford. I just don't know who I'd get instead. Pope is good but I like Pieters. I'll try to tinker more.

            1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
              • 2 Years
              10 months, 24 days ago

              Pieters isn't even nailed. Charlie Taylor Looming

              1. Lallana
                • 6 Years
                10 months, 24 days ago

                Good to know, cheers.

        3. Murder On Zidanesfloor
          • 2 Years
          10 months, 24 days ago

          You are missing out on good players to fit in Leno and dare I say sterling.

          I would free up funds with Sterling, Leno > KDB, 4.5

          And do 4.5mid, Digne > Mount, TAA

          1. Lallana
            • 6 Years
            10 months, 24 days ago

            Not a bad shout. Sterling is explosive and hard not to own but KDB is very underpriced.

      4. Zlatanzo
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 24 days ago

        Bit concerned about bringing in Cantwell to play every week, Norwich don't have a lot of good home fixtures coming up... is Ceballos a better shout? Or possibly Mcginn?

        1. Lallana
          • 6 Years
          10 months, 24 days ago

          Let's see what McGinn does today. I have a feeling McGinn is the answer...

          1. sunzip14
            • 3 Years
            10 months, 24 days ago

            This

          2. Zlatanzo
            • 1 Year
            10 months, 24 days ago

            Yes he very well could be but if not, Cantwell or Ceballos?

        2. avfc82
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 10 Years
          10 months, 24 days ago

          We need to start scoring more for McGinn to become a better option than Cantwell IMO, hopefully starting tonight.

          1. Zlatanzo
            • 1 Year
            10 months, 24 days ago

            How likely is a Villa CS tonight, I have Haller, Heaton and Mings (autosub) playing lol

            1. avfc82
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 10 Years
              10 months, 24 days ago

              Hmm, I think we'll beat West Ham tonight but I see us conceding.

          2. Christina.
            • 10 Years
            10 months, 24 days ago

            I hope villa(Heaton & Mcginn) tear Wham a new one tonight...

            1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
              • 2 Years
              10 months, 24 days ago

              I wouldn't mind a 5-2 with Haller brace if thats what you want

            2. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
              • 4 Years
              10 months, 24 days ago

              How dare you both! Step outside 🙂
              Haller brace incoming and ratface Mc Ginn to break down in tears at the final whistle

      5. The Overthinker - I blame R…
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 24 days ago

        An attack of

        Sterling Richarlison Lanzini son mount
        Abraham auba pukki

        Call for headache?

        1. sunzip14
          • 3 Years
          10 months, 24 days ago

          Yes. Why not downgrade one and upgrade somewhere else. The wrong one sitting on the bench hurts more.

          1. The Overthinker - I blame R…
            • 3 Years
            10 months, 24 days ago

            Don't see anything to upgrade in def

            Pope
            Lowton Keane soyunchu Pieters mings

            1. Zlatanzo
              • 1 Year
              10 months, 24 days ago

              No Liverpool at all? Why not TAA?

              1. The Overthinker - I blame R…
                • 3 Years
                10 months, 24 days ago

                Fixtures? Could bring in Taa yes

        2. avfc82
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 10 Years
          10 months, 24 days ago

          Yes, I'd choose one of Richarlison / Lanzini, not both.

        3. Murder On Zidanesfloor
          • 2 Years
          10 months, 24 days ago

          I would downgrade Lanzini to 4.5 and Get KDB in for Rich...if possible

          1. The Overthinker - I blame R…
            • 3 Years
            10 months, 24 days ago

            Possible.

      6. Pdrpro
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 24 days ago

        Advise needed please! Would you do VVD + Van Annholt + Dendoncker ------> Son+ Soyuncu + Rico for a -4?

        Would give

        -------------------------Heaton--------------------------

        -----------Digne Robertson Soyuncu---------

        ---Salah Sterling Son Mount Robinson---

        --------------------Vardy Pukki----------------------

        Button Lundstrum Rico Greenwood

        Thanks!

        1. Tshelby
          • 5 Years
          10 months, 24 days ago

          Looks like a great move.

      7. Hryszko
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 24 days ago

        Is this G2G for this GW? Got 2FT to make, thinking of doing KDB to Son as I have no spurs cover..

        Adrian

        Digne - TAA - Zinchenko

        Salah - Mount - KDB - Ceballos

        Aguero - Haller - Pukki

        Subs: Button / Lundstram / Cantwell / Kelly

        1. Tshelby
          • 5 Years
          10 months, 24 days ago

          I wouldn't get rid of KdB because you don't have any Spurs cover. They weren't the really deal before the Cystal Palace game so I would monitor first in their next game.

          Or you can just do the move

        2. Warby84
          • 5 Years
          10 months, 24 days ago

          I’m keeping KDB for watford then moving to Son next week

      8. arkom
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 24 days ago

        Current team:
        Ederson / Button
        Trent / Lundstram / Zinchenko / Digne / Robertson
        Sterling / Mount / Salah / James / Dendoncker
        Pukki / Abraham / Greenwood

        Potential WC team A):
        Pope / Button
        Trent / Lundstram / Söyüncü / Ward / Rico
        Sterling / Mount / Mane / KDB / Hayden
        Pukki / Abraham / Firmino

        Potential WC team B):
        Pope / Button
        Trent / Lundstram / Söyüncü / 4,4£ def. Kiko etc. / Rico
        Sterling / SON / Mane / KDB / Hayden
        Pukki / Abraham / KING

        Stick or WC team A/B?

        1. Zlatanzo
          • 1 Year
          10 months, 24 days ago

          Stick, downgrade Robbo and upgrade Dendoncker, play 352 and you're good to go

        2. avfc82
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 10 Years
          10 months, 24 days ago

          I'd stick and bring in the players you're obviously interested in - Son, Mane, De Bruyne etc - gradually via transfers.

      9. Link
        • 9 Years
        10 months, 24 days ago

        Worth a WC?

        Current team:
        Heaton (4)
        TAA - Digne - Zinc - Tarkowski (Rico)
        Salah - Sterling - KDB - Ceballos (Donk)
        Rashford - Pukki (Wickham)

        WC Team:
        Gunn/Heaton (4)
        TAA - Digne - Soy (Lundstram, Rico)
        Mane - Sterling - Mount - Yarmolenko/6 (4.5)
        Auba - Abraham - Pukki

        Not entirely convinced but really liking Auba as a captaincy option soon

        1. Zlatanzo
          • 1 Year
          10 months, 24 days ago

          Not worth it for me

      10. BIGJOE
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 24 days ago

        I seem to be doing worse and worse each week despite being fairly happy with my team.

        Pope Button
        VVD, Lund, Digne, Maguire, Soy
        Mane, Sterling, KDB, McGinn, Dendo
        Pukki, Barnes, Haller
        1ft 0.8 itb

        I feel I’ve been unlucky so far, any thoughts?

      11. The Overthinker - I blame R…
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 24 days ago

        Well well. Wc is fun 😀

        Choose one and why

        A) kdb and abraham ( have mount)
        B) Richarlison and Firmino/vardy

        1. Tshelby
          • 5 Years
          10 months, 24 days ago

          It's no fun if al your last minute wc calls go wrong over the weekend.

          A for me. Great fixtures for Chelsea an Abraham seems to be the deal. KdB still best value player in the game for me.

          1. The Overthinker - I blame R…
            • 3 Years
            10 months, 24 days ago

            Agree. Hence I won't check my fpl team after 7pm Thursday.

        2. Ëð
          • 5 Years
          10 months, 24 days ago

          A easily.

      12. dmhomag
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 24 days ago

        It is impossible to predict but based on indicators like fixture turns, expected recovery (e.g. Alison, Laca) and international breaks, which week would likely be ideal for WC?

        I know that a surprise injury or two to highly owned players and all the planning goes out of the window...

        1. Zlatanzo
          • 1 Year
          10 months, 24 days ago

          I'm looking for the answer too!

      13. sovietrockettes
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 24 days ago

        Ceballos sufferer here!

        Hold or get rid?

        1. avfc82
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 10 Years
          10 months, 24 days ago

          Makes sense to hold with Villa next.

      14. Old Gregg
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 24 days ago

        Morning,

        2FT.

        vvd + Dendonck > Lowton/soy + Cantwell. This also leaves enough money for Greenwood > Abraham. GW7

        Zinc + Greenwood > Lowton + Abraham.

      15. Disturbed
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 24 days ago

        Repost to get some more opinions. Would you wc this current team to the wc team below?

        Current team (2 fts)
        pope button
        taa vvd digne dunk lund
        salah sterling mount cantwell dendo
        kun pukki greenwood

        WC team
        pope button
        taa kola soyuncu lund rico
        mane kdb mount cantwell dendo
        kun auba pukki

      16. Murder On Zidanesfloor
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 24 days ago

        WC teams lost faith in KDB? still a 200+ player and Mancity lost when he was rested, won't happen again anytime soon.

        A bit kneejerky after one loss to Norwich that too when he was benched. Its still the same attack that won back to back league titles and he is their best player.

        1. King Kohli
          • 7 Years
          10 months, 24 days ago

          Who do you leave out for Kdb?

          Mane
          Sterling
          Son
          Auba

        2. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
          • 4 Years
          10 months, 24 days ago

          I'd sooner sell Sterling than KDB personally. Unless he's injured, he's a fixture for me.