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. Rhodes your boat
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 4 days ago

    Please rate my current WC team/ set up for next gw

    Pope
    Taa Lund Rico
    Salah(vc) sterling(c) kdb Cantwell
    Haller Abraham Pukki

    Button mount Tomori soyuncu
    0.2itb

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

      yep looks good.

      Personally i'd prefer Son in the there its a strong team

      1. Rhodes your boat
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 4 days ago

        Considering kdb to son myself just unsure who out of the 2!

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

      Don't know about Tomori is he nailed?

      1. Joyce1998
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 4 days ago

        always a future transfer for kdb to son

      2. Rhodes your boat
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 4 days ago

        Think it’s worth a punt

    3. Sess!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 4 days ago

      I think Auba or Aguero should be a priority on WC.

      That said, I'm on WC too and if Haller does well tonight I may be tempted to go with same forward line as you.

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

      Obviously looks great aside from your very ropey defence 🙂
      I'd be tempted to do the Salah/Mane move to boost the coffers just a little

  2. LangerznMash
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 4 days ago

    What price do you think Alisson will be when he returns from injury?
    If he was only £5.6m surely everyone would be jumping on him.

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

      Don't think many people are going to buy Alisson

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

      I'd be keen at 5.6

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

        I'd be on that. Him and TAA all season if they looked solid again

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

      Klopp said Alisson should be back after international break. I'd look to get him in for the Villa game GW11.

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

      Would have thought most who had him have sold

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

        Are you suggesting his price can't drop any more?

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

          Suggesting it's getting progressively less likely he drops more

      2. LangerznMash
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 4 days ago

        6.3% ownership.

  3. Squeakybum99
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    10 months, 4 days ago

    Pope (Button)

    Digne - Vvd - Zink (kelly) (Lund)

    Sterling - Kdb - Salah - Mount (dendo)

    Wilson - Pukki - (Green)

    Finished with 63 points this week, so not too desperate to catch up. Have 2 FT, but thinking of burning it as looking at next week for moves which essentially would be getting a 3rd viable striker (Tammy) or Mid (Son. Martial) by downgrading defense further. Thoughts?

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

      Dendoncker -> Hayden/4.5 mid? If you're going to burn it.

      1. Squeakybum99
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        10 months, 4 days ago

        That might be something I'd look at. Cheers.

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

      I'd sell Zin for free to boost the 3rd striker fund

      1. Squeakybum99
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        10 months, 4 days ago

        Will consider. Gimme a guarantee cleanie for next week 😛

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

    Matip a good buy in place of the injured Laporte ?

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

      yes

    2. Gregor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 4 days ago

      I wouldn’t. Poor fixtures and might still rotate a bit with Gomez.

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

      Don't think so. Not enough clean sheets, fixtures don't suggest many more soon, not much attacking potential

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

    A - Pepe to Son
    B - Pepe to 6m player and upgrade Haller or Abraham to Auba?

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

      easiest A

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

      A

    3. Gregor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 4 days ago

      Son.

    4. Joyce1998
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 4 days ago

      A

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

      Keep Pepe

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

      No tempted to wait a week?

  6. DavidKent
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 4 days ago

    Agüero; on a fine run of form but will possibly have his minutes managed with Jesus returning.

    Given the quality of cheap FWDs (Pukki, Barnes, Abraham), would you downgrade him to get the aforementioned in and upgrade defence?

    1. Gregor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 4 days ago

      Not before Watford at home.

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

      Not with his fixture run, and if Jesus plays in europe

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

    Digne, Greenwood to Mings, Abraham?

    Feels wrong selling Digne before Sheffield United at home.

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

      Don’t do it

  8. TheSteel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 4 days ago

    Rage transferred Cantwell in for Hilson yesterday. Just looking at his stats and meh.

    1. Gregor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 4 days ago

      I think he’s a good player, four away games in the next 6 though.

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

        He seems to be overachieving. But at least he’ll play 60 min week in and week out

    2. Maddamotha
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 4 days ago

      Cantwell’s stats you mean?

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

        Yeah

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

      Yeah, it looks a little bit Capouesque 🙂

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

    If Sterling plays 90 mins in Champions league are owners still going to Captain him against Watford?

    1. Gregor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 4 days ago

      Might go KDB in that case.

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

      No Aguero every week until he breaks

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

        Thinking KdB this time but may stay on Kun: 50:50 call for me

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

          I'm doing terribly this season so should probably do the opposite

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

            I just dropped 500k and still hold Martial!! Think we should both listen to someone else 😉

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

      I am selecting between KDB and Raz based on Razs midweek minutes. If he is rested, I would expect a haul against Watford

    4. avfc82
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 4 days ago

      For me, it'll be Sterling captain regardless of CL minutes this week.

  10. grooveymatt65
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 4 days ago

    Hi guys.

    what do you guys think of my wc team? 0.5 itb

    Pope Button

    Van Dijk Maitlend Niles Lundstrum Diop Rico

    De Bruyne Mane Son Mount Chong

    Aubameyang Pukki Haller

    anything you would change? i might load up on city and take them out next week.

    Thanks 🙂

  11. Andrew
    • 8 Years
    10 months, 4 days ago

    What to do with this lot, 1FT and £0 ITB

    Ryan (Button)
    VVD Zinchenko Lundstram (KWP Rico)
    Salah Sterling Tielemans Ceballos (Dendoncker)
    Kane Haller Pukki

    Time to WC or just do Kane > Auba this week?

    1. Rhodes your boat
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 4 days ago

      Kane to auba looks a solid move

  12. Felix Navidad
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 4 days ago

    How important are premium defenders? The likes of a defender to provide mor then 10 assists (about one every fourth game) is not that likely they do all depend on clean sheets and no team (as of now) look that solid in defence. So is it then worth getting five playing defenders 4.0-5.0 and spend money on mid/fwd?

    1. Rhodes your boat
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 4 days ago

      I’m on wc and looking at taa + 4 defenders 4.0-4.5

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

    Pope - 4m
    TAA - Digne - Otamendi - Montoya - Lundstram
    Sterling - Mane - KDB - Mount - Dendoncker
    Pukki - Jota - Greenwood

    1 free transfer, 2.5m in the bank. Jota has to go, who should I get?

    1. Rhodes your boat
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 4 days ago

      Haller/ Abraham?

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

        I'll see how Haller gets on tonight. Would prefer Abraham I think but Liverpool game plus the fact I have Mount is putting me off.

    2. Rhodes your boat
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 4 days ago

      Still think jota and jiminez will come good personally

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

        No attacking returns from Jota so far this season, time to go.

        1. Rhodes your boat
          • 3 Years
          10 months, 4 days ago

          Agree just saying he’ll come good at some stage

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

            No doubt as soon as I sell

  14. Rhodes your boat
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 4 days ago

    On a wc and deciding between this is tough (own sterling)

    A) kdb
    B) son

    1. Andrew
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 4 days ago

      B

      1. Rhodes your boat
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 4 days ago

        Thanks, why? Just more explosive?

        1. Andrew
          • 8 Years
          10 months, 4 days ago

          I believe in coverage, you have Sterling already so I'd go Son.

          1. Rhodes your boat
            • 3 Years
            10 months, 4 days ago

            Thanks yes good idea

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

      B

    3. KINGS
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 4 days ago

      B

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

      Kdb over the course of the season will outscore Son

      1. Rhodes your boat
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 4 days ago

        If he stays fit he might but I’m still not sure

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

        I wouldn't be so sure of this. Son could do a sanchez 16/17

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

      Son is hitting one of his purple patches atm, will outscore KDB over the next few gameweeks I think

    6. antis0cial
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 4 days ago

      A

    7. The Units
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 4 days ago

      A

  15. KINGS
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 4 days ago

    Who are your top 3?

    Wilson
    Pukki
    Barnes
    Abraham
    Haller

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

      Wilson Pukki Abraham because they scored this GW

    2. Squeakybum99
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      10 months, 4 days ago

      Tammy, Pukki, Wilson atm.

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

      Pukki, Abraham, Wilson

    4. Karan14 (Brazil Nuts)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 4 days ago

      Pukki for sure.

      It's close between the other 4 tbh. All fo them will have their days.

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

    Think I am getting there on my wc.

    Pope
    Lowton Keane* mings soyunchu dummet
    Kdb sterling son cantwell mount
    Pukki abraham auba

    * Keane could become Otamendi or alder.

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

      I also think I'll be kicked out of FFS for posting a lot of wc with 3 different players 😀

      Think next time I'll just post the different combinations

    2. Tsparkes10
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 4 days ago

      I think I've bottled it haha. Like yours, no pool is brave but easy Aubam to Mane I guess

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

        I am firm on going without pool for next 6

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

      I’d get Ota then it’s what I want my team to be in a couple weeks.

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

        Yeah. A lot will depend on how city play in CL

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

      Also on a WC, exact same front 8 and struggling with defence. Currently on Digne, Otamendi, Tomori, Soyuncu and Lundstram...

  17. BoomXhakaLaca1
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 4 days ago

    How are yer scores looking so far this week?

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

      31. 2 to go

      1. BoomXhakaLaca1
        • 7 Years
        10 months, 4 days ago

        Happy or nah?

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

          lol

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

          😀 very happy that I activated my WC

          1. BoomXhakaLaca1
            • 7 Years
            10 months, 4 days ago

            Fair enough, was wondering were u happy considering if you had a few injuries or anything like that

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

      66
      Heaton and Mcginn to go

      1. BoomXhakaLaca1
        • 7 Years
        10 months, 4 days ago

        Very good, on 59 myself with just Heaton left

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

          nice, I hope Heaton does well tonight. Time for a penalty save!

          1. BoomXhakaLaca1
            • 7 Years
            10 months, 4 days ago

            Would be ideal!

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

      44 with Haller to come

      1. BoomXhakaLaca1
        • 7 Years
        10 months, 4 days ago

        Hopefully he pays off for you

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

      35 + Haller on a wc any good...?

      1. BoomXhakaLaca1
        • 7 Years
        10 months, 4 days ago

        Could be worse, he could rattle in 2 goals and help a bit more

    5. KINGS
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 4 days ago

      52 with Lanzini and Heaton

    6. Squeakybum99
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      10 months, 4 days ago

      63 all out.

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

      60, Lanzini to go!

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

      46 with FAnderson to play

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

      53, Haller left

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

      51 + Haller

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

    What is killing my rank?

    My team:- Player (Ownership)
    Pope (13.1%)
    Robertson (20.6%) - Zinchenko (14.2%) - Digne (29.9%) - Dunk (11.3%)
    Sterling (45.3%) - Salah (42.5%) - KdB (35.5%) - McGinn (6.7%)
    Pukki (41.0%) - Haller (7.0%)

    Subs:-
    Heaton (6.7%) - Dendoncker (12.0%) - Greenwood (14.3%)- Diop (3.3%)

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

      Captaincy?

      Lack of cs at the back

    2. Squeakybum99
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      10 months, 4 days ago

      Captaincy, expensive defense and none of the top scorers from this gw. Tough luck.

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

    Got to weigh up Son Vs DeBruyne

    Son; Lei SOT Brighton WAT

    DeB; WAT eve WOL cry

    Anyone think son could outscore DeBruyne? I think that I would also use Son as C in one of the Hm games.. Whereas I would always choose sterling over DeBruyne as a C option.. I also think the 4.5% ownership is a temptation... Maybe holding till next week to save a freebie at least...

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

      How about having them both

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

        I won’t lose sterling or Salah over DeBruyne

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

          Curious why not in case of Sterling.

          It’s still thick end of 2.5 and there’s little between them. Last complete season ran the same way.

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

            But then again I can downgrade sterling to DeBruyne if it doesn’t work out

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

      Definitely, I would be (pleasantly) surprised if KdB outscores him.

  20. How I met your Mata
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 4 days ago

    on a wildcard and so many players I wanted..is this too risky of a team?

    Henderson
    Digne Robbo Lundi Rico Lowton
    Salah Sterling Cantwell KDB Hayden
    Pukki Aubameyang Greenwood

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

      Mane over Salah
      Son over KdB
      Taa over Robbo

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

    What needs to be done here? 1FT 0 ITB

    Pope
    TAA Digne Emerson* Montoya*
    Salah Sterling Mount James
    Aguero(c) Pukki

    Woodman Lundstram Dendocker Greenwood

    Really want Son in - possibly for Sterling. Time to WC?

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

      *Son in for Salah with the upcoming fixtures

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

        If really want Son in then would just do it

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

      I wouldn't wc yet.

      Emerson , Montoya both should leave imo first .

      Chelsea cannot defend, so Salah could be good for coming week. After that you can remove him

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

        Agree on Salah anyway. This is a good week for Liverpool attack.

        WC decision really comes down to willingness to break up SS template call. If you want to hold both then hold is fine

        I’d lose Sterling before Mo

  22. Felix Navidad
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 4 days ago

    Who’d you think scores the most in the next few Gameweeks?

    1 Salah, Sterling, Haller, Abraham
    2 Mane, Son, Auba, c Wilson

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

      1

    2. COK3Y5MURF - UJFC
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 4 days ago

      Consider these are similar budgets, I'd go with Mane, Sterling, Wilson, Abraham.

      1. COK3Y5MURF - UJFC
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 4 days ago

        *considering

        1. Felix Navidad
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          10 months, 4 days ago

          Thanks

  23. LordEllison
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 4 days ago

    2 FT and 0.2 ITB abit stuck on what transfers to make, any ideas? Thanks!

    Pope Button
    VVD Digne Zinchenko AWB Lundstram
    Salah Sterling KDB McGinn Dendoncker
    Wilson Pukki Greenwood

    1. Squeakybum99
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      10 months, 4 days ago

      Upgrade McGinn/ Third striker.

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

    Martial+VVD —> Son + Dunk (-4)

    I dont mind the -4 as long as I am not priced out on Son. As I want him longterm.

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

    Time to consider Fraser again??

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 4 days ago

      Not for me

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

      Interesting match up against Maitland-NILES in a few GWs

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

      Absolutely, both Fraser and Wilson were in my plans before the gameweek. I had more pressing matters and didn't want to take points hit.

  26. simong1
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 4 days ago

    1FT, 1.2 ITB.

    Pope - Button
    TAA - VVD - Digne - Zinchenko - Lundstram
    Sterling (c) - KDB - Salah - Cantwell - Dendocker
    Pukki - Jota - Greenwood

    Jota > Abraham now or hold until after the Liverpool match to have 2FT?

  27. LangerznMash
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 4 days ago

    Hands up if you've still got your wild card..

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

      For a few more hours at least

    2. Squeakybum99
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      10 months, 4 days ago

    3. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 4 days ago

      o/

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

        GW10 or 11?

  28. TheSteel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 4 days ago

    Is Aurier a good pick now?

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

      Not sure , he is a card magnet , not played for Spurs in a while, was played this week as Poch needed right back cover. KWP is fit.

      There is rotation written all over this. Question is, who gets rotated for which competition between the two?

  29. Ajax Hamsterdam
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 4 days ago

    Pukki aguero and vardy is my front line . Surely can't lose any of these for Abraham .. thoughts ? ( Would be for following gw )

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

      Id rather Abraham than Vardy

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 4 days ago

        Ok.

    2. Squeakybum99
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      10 months, 4 days ago

      Maybe time has passed but Wilson with his fixtures or Tammy after the coming GW.

  30. SOTHPAW
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 4 days ago

    Which move is best?

    A, KDB to Son
    B, Sterling to Son, this allows Greenwood to Abraham.
    C, Aguero to Abraham, allows Mount/James to Son

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

      Who currently starts in B over Greenwood?

      1. Squeakybum99
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        10 months, 4 days ago

        I'll bet it's Pukki and Kun

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

        Current team

        Adrian

        Digne, Lundstram, Pieters

        Sterling, Mane, KDB, Mount, James

        Aguero, Pukki

        Stekelenberg, Greenwood, Mings, Kelly

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

          B leaves a lot of £ on the bench. Think it comes down to whether you'll still want Abraham in GW7. If so, and likely tempted to sell Aguero to do it, then would do C. Otherwise A