Scout Notes

Djenepo scores on the road again as McGoldrick remains goalless

Sheffield United 0 Southampton 1

Goals: Moussa Djenepo (£5.4m)

Assists: Sofiane Boufal (£5.5m)

Bonus Points: Djenepo x3, Angus Gunn (£4.5m) x2, Maya Yoshida (£4.4m) x1

A brilliant individual goal by midfielder Moussa Djenepo (£5.4m) earned Southampton a second straight away win in a contentious game at Bramall Lane.

The summer signing from Standard Liege showed strength to hold off Sheffield United skipper Oliver Norwood (£5.0m) and skill to ghost past two more Blades players before finding the bottom corner of keeper Dean Henderson‘s (£4.5m) net with a smart finish.

Sofiane Boufal (£5.5m) was awarded the assist – his second in as many away appearances.

Djenepo now has two goals in as many away appearances for Southampton

It was, on the face of it, just reward for the Saints, who had seven shots on target to their hosts’ four.

But Ralph Hassenhuttl’s side rode their luck throughout, relying on a combination of VAR decisions and the home team’s wastefulness to secure all three points.

United went into the game with the league’s worst minutes per chance average of 10.1. That improved markedly to 5.7 against Southampton, which meant a busy afternoon for visiting keeper Angus Gunn (£4.5m).

Gunn is now joint-top for total score among goalkeepers

He pulled off four saves, including a vital stop with his legs to deny David McGoldrick (£5.5m) when the striker was clean through, to earn two bonus points.

Gunn now has 24 points for the season – joint top of the Fantasy Premier League goalkeeper standings – and has produced good returns for his 1.8% ownership for three straight Gameweeks.

Then again, he had to rely on VAR to keep a second consecutive away clean sheet.

McBurnie had his goal ruled out by VAR on Saturday

Oliver McBurnie (£5.9m) looked to have opened the scoring when he swept in Norwood’s free-kick at the back post.

But the delivery had initially been missed by John Egan (£4.5m) and replays showed that the defender was offside.

If that was VAR working as it should, a later decision to deny the Blades a penalty when the ball struck James Ward-Prowse‘s (£5.9m) hand in the area returned the system to its baffling worst.

Substitute Billy Sharp was sent off against Southampton

And just to compound the misery for United, substitute Billy Sharp (£5.8m) was given a straight red card for a challenge on Stuart Armstrong (£5.3m) that, unusually, looked considerably worse in realtime than it did in slow-motion.

Despite these perceived injustices, United mainly had themselves to blame for the defeat.

McGoldrick spurned two excellent chances to score, while midfielder John Fleck (£4.8m), recalled to the side in place of injury doubt Callum Robinson (£5.3m), was another to waste a couple of golden opportunities.

Manager Chris Wilder certainly felt his team had done enough to deserve more from the match.

“We want to win games and we have to open up, so for us to create 17 chances shows we’re playing in a way to try and win games of football. We will always do that.” – Chris Wilder

John Lundstram has now strung together three blanks in a row

While that suggests plenty more thrills and spills to come from the Blades, in Fantasy terms, it’s all about John Lundstram (£4.3m).

The defender continued his tempting run as a midfielder in Wilder’s starting XI; a fact that has prompted 23.8% of us to have him in our squads.

To put that figure in context, his ownership levels are more than double the rest of the United squad (10.6%) combined.

Lundstram, however, blanked for the fourth time in five starts and his upcoming schedule is hardly the stuff of which Fantasy dreams are made.

United will face Everton, Liverpool, Arsenal, Spurs and Manchester City over the next eight Gameweeks, and those managers who bought into Lundstram’s out-of-position goodness at £4.0m might well wish to cash in while he remains at £4.3m.

Che Adams has been hugely wasteful with his chance so far this season

Finding such value in Southampton’s side has been less easy to come by.

Striker Che Adams (£5.8m) was unlucky not to score his first Premier League goal, hitting the post with one sweetly-struck effort and forcing a fine save from Henderson with a header.

But in the continued absence of key man Nathan Redmond (£6.3m) with an ankle injury, Saints’ attacking assets aren’t exactly clamouring for our attention.

Djenepo’s two goals this season have showcased both his skill and his eye for the spectacular. Whether he can deliver consistency as well remains to be seen.

At the back, Hassenhuttl’s decision to ditch his standard back four might open up some budget potential.

“We had a different shape today again so it’s very interesting to see how quick the guys do what we tell them. I think maybe we surprised them a little bit with the back five in the first-half.” – Ralph Hassenhuttl.

Southampton have now kept two clean sheets in their last two away matches

The switch led to a recall for centre-half Maya Yoshida (£4.4m), the veteran earning a bonus point from his first clean sheet of the season.

Should he retain his place, Yoshida’s knock-down price is certainly more attractive than the side’s most popular defensive pick, the 4.1%-owned Jannik Vestergaard (£5.1m).

Much like the Blades, however, Southampton’s schedule is none too tempting.

The Saints have back-to-back matches with Spurs and Chelsea before the next international break, and trips to Man City and Arsenal before the end of November.

Both sides have well-priced players offering points potential.

But based on their upcoming fixtures, that potential might only warrant serious consideration in a couple of months’ time.

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Sheffield United XI (3-5-2): D Henderson; O’Connell, Egan, Basham (Robinson 84′); Stevens, Fleck, Norwood, Lundstram (Mousset 72′), Baldock; McBurnie (Sharp 65′), McGoldrick.

Southampton XI (3-4-2-1): Gunn; Vestergaard, Yoshida, Bednarek; Djenepo (Ings 74′), Høbjerg, Romeu, Cédric; Boufal (Armstrong 85′), Ward-Prowse; Adams (S Long 90+2′).

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Lessons learned from Gameweek 5

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  1. COK3Y5MURF - Unbelievable J…
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Pukki owner, and dare I say it, but is Norwich's run about to slow down?

    They seem more like a home team and most of their upcoming games are away from home. Away to West Ham, we expected a goal-fest, and they achieved nothing. Facing some decent teams too. Aston Villa the only home fixture, but while Villa were toothless in attack last night, they were pretty solid and composed in defence.

    1. Over Midwicket
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Talk about a small sample size..

    2. Champagne supernova
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Pukki can score against any team

    3. Champagne supernova
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      They also a very attack minded manager, he was a striker in his day.
      Pukki is staying in my team unless he gets injured.

    4. Sharkytect
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      They have played 2 away premier league games. One against Liverpool. Feels like you are looking for reasons to move Pukki on (you want Abraham?)

      1. COK3Y5MURF - Unbelievable J…
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Pukki is 100% staying and I don't want Abraham this week. Just thinking out loud.

    5. Mike Bassett Fantasy Manage…
        1 month, 28 days ago

        We can speculate but I will believe it when I see it. Cantwell and Pukki are both going to be starting for me indefinetly.
        In the WHam game they just double marked Pukki didnt they, and Cantwell really should have scored.

      • Nailed Jesus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Did the performance at Anfield not count then?

      • Valar(Keith)
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        They just beat man City! If they can do that then I'm sure they can beat the lesser teams away

        1. COK3Y5MURF - Unbelievable J…
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Technically, by that logic, they can win the league 😉

          1. Valar(Keith)
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            If theyd lost to West ham and then gotten smashed by City I'd understand your logic a bit. They just beat man City though..thats the opposite of slowing down. If any thing it could be that they are now hitting their stride

          2. It’s gonna Ben Mee
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            No. They’re as bad at defending as they’re good at scoring goals.

            1. COK3Y5MURF - Unbelievable J…
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              He said they could beat the lesser teams, not score against them. I was just playing anyway.

      • Jönny
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        I remember having similar thoughts about Jimenez last year, but he kept on delivering.

        I think it would be a brave man who got rid of Pukki at the moment. I'd expect returns to slow a little, but not enough to make me jump ship entirely.

        He's one of those players: main man in an attacking team. The team may struggle a bit, but he's unlikely to suffer hugely.

      • Trossard or not Trossard
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Don't fall for it. I thought the same and transferred him out for De Bruyne last week. Happy days. Oh, and I also took a hit for it.

          1. COK3Y5MURF - Unbelievable J…
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Damn, painful. Really unlucky. KDB will pay back a bit of that loss this week.

        • FOO FIGHTER
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Did you see what Pukki did to City.

            Opposition score 4, Norwich score 5.

        • Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Is Che Adams even trying to score?

          1. FOO FIGHTER
              1 month, 28 days ago

              I hope you do not have him. That is why preseason is not a measure.

          2. fc_skrald
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            I want to have Abraham into my team by selling Robertson and Greenwood:

            Robertson + Greenwood -> Mr X + Abraham

            Who should be Mr X (max price of 5.0 million)?

            a. Kelly, just rotate the cheap defenders, Kelly, Lundstram and Rico
            b. Aurier and hope he will get some game time at the Spurs defense - and if not Lundstram and Roci are there as backup
            c. Other suggestions

            Heaton
            TAA, Digne, Robertson*
            Salah, Sterling, KDB, Cantwell
            Wilson, Pukki, Greenwood*

            4.0, Hayden, Lundstram, Rico

            1. theodosios
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              Aurier

            2. Sharkytect
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              Aurier for the fun of it. He’ll get the odd assist.

            3. Champagne supernova
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              Mount is a better option, Abraham will get rotated, they have Giroud and Batsy as other strikers.

              1. theodosios
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 28 days ago

                And Mount won't be rotated with another 6 players fighting for 3 spots?

                1. Champagne supernova
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 28 days ago

                  Mount is Lampards favorite

              2. fc_skrald
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 28 days ago

                I will wait for Callum Hudson-Odoi to be fit for my Chelsea midfielder...

                1. theodosios
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 28 days ago

                  Definitely! Maybe even double up with Tammy

            4. Super Saints
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              I'm also very tempted on VVD and Greenwood to Mr X and Abraham.

            5. Jönny
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              I think Aurier might be a bit of a rotation magnet. This might sound mad in that I'm recommending an Arsenal defender, but Maitland-Niles?

              They have a good run coming up, and he is quite attacking.

              1. fc_skrald
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 28 days ago

                Good suggestion! Unfortunately he is 5.1 now and I have only 5.0 to spend.

          3. Top Lad Dakes.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            May be dial up here, but stones out for 4-5 weeks w injury.

            City defence in crisis.

            1. Brosstan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              Carrier pigeon mate

            2. Sharkytect
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              Just cements otamendi’s place, as far as I am concerned (bought him last week).

              1. Super Saints
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 28 days ago

                I also have Ota, can't see any clean sheets for the foreseeable now, he was unlucky not to score against Norwich mind.

              2. Gommy
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 28 days ago

                Agreed. I'm an owner as well but also slightly skeptical of the clean sheet potential for the next few weeks.

                He won't be leaving my Team anytime soon though.

            3. SkekTek (AKA: AnzhiBabakin)
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              No way! Zinchenko definitely leaving my team

            4. SkekTek (AKA: AnzhiBabakin)
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              Who will play - Walker or Fernandinho?

              1. Gommy
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 28 days ago

                Fernandinho most likely imo.

          4. TeddiPonza
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Current team:

            Pope
            VvD Zinhenko Digne Lundy (Montoya)
            Salah Sterling James Mount (Dendo)
            Aguero Pukki (Greenwood)

            0,7m in bank. What to do?

            A. VvD to TAA
            B. Save
            C. Something else

            Thanks.

          5. dmkp
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            From previous post:

            Currently on my wc, which do you prefer:

            A. Aurier, Rico
            B. Diop, Guilbert (or Yoshida, not sure why he hasn't too played much this season)
            C. Diop, Rico + 0.4

            I've also got TAA, Soyuncu & Lundstram, which might mean B is the safest when it comes to rotation

          6. Traction Engine Foot
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 28 days ago

            I'm considering playing Cantwell over Haller or Mount this week - idiocy?

            1. Valar(Keith)
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              If you are considering doing that for burnley away you are going to go crazy with this decision basically every week.. Just Downgrade one of you mid priced players to a 4.5er and play cantwell every week if so. For me it has to be both mount and haller playing this week

              1. Traction Engine Foot
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 28 days ago

                I agree, didn't think he was going to be so good when I got him! Have to wait a week to sort that out though.

            2. SkekTek (AKA: AnzhiBabakin)
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              Haller at home definitely a better pick than Cantwell. I have both fwiw

            3. tucaoneo
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 28 days ago

              Not at all

            4. Nightcrawler
                1 month, 27 days ago

                Mount probably out so that call Made itself. Cantwell over Haller CANT end WELL

            5. Super Saints
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              A. Wilson
              B. Abraham

              Have Mount,

              Pope
              TAA Digne Otamendi
              Mane KDB Mount James
              Aguero(c) Pukki ????
              Button Geundouzi Lundstram Rico

              1. Jullepuu
                  1 month, 28 days ago

                  Wilson

                • JohnBlack
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 28 days ago

                  Wilson

                • Super Saints
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 28 days ago

                  Thanks

              2. Lukaku91
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 28 days ago

                join my UEFA Champions League Fantasy league. 30 mins to go 😉

                https://gaming.uefa.com/en/uclfantasy/leagues/4114FJ9DJM/42616C692043726577/banzaibali

                League Code: 4114FJ9DJM

              3. Jönny
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 28 days ago

                Evening all...

                I'd like to get Aubameyang into my team in place of Rashford, and ideally Abraham in too, in place of Greenwood. I can do this by getting rid of Salah ahead of his less-than-ideal run of fixtures.

                Leaving aside the wisdom of that trade-off, what's the best way of doing it?

                (a) Rashford, Salah & Greenwood -> Auba, Abraham & [7.8 mid, maybe Siggy?] (-8 points)

                (b) Forget Abraham for now. Rashford & Salah -> Auba & KDB (-4)

                (c) Wildcard the team below... realistically only "need" to change 5 players, so maybe a waste?

                Pope, Button
                TAA, Digne, Schar, Montoya, Lundstrum
                Salah, Sterling, James, Son, Dendo
                Rashford, Greenwood, Pukki

                1. Jullepuu
                    1 month, 28 days ago

                    I would do C but if your happy with the rest of your team then B

                    1. Jönny
                      • 10 Years
                      1 month, 28 days ago

                      Desperately trying to save it this year...

                      If I used it, I'd be moving Schar, Montoya, Salah, Rashford, Greenwood... maybe James, but tempted to leave him in place for a bit.

                      5-6 transfers... right on the cusp of whether it's worth a wildcard!

                2. Cookie Kid
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 28 days ago

                  KDB or Son?

                  1. Sharkytect
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 28 days ago

                    KDB

                3. Jullepuu
                    1 month, 28 days ago

                    What transfer(s) would you make? I have 0.5 in the bank and two free transers.

                    Pope - Button

                    AWB - TAA - Zinchenko - Digne - Lundstram

                    Mane - Sterling - Mount - McGinn - Cantwell

                    Aguero - Pukki - Wickham

                    I'm currently thinking about doing AWB to Boly and maybe Zinchenko to Otamendi depending on the UCL and EL games. My reasoning for Boly is that I can then get Diop/Masuaku for Lundstram (has terrible fixtures). WHU/WOL rotation is great. I think that this is the time for a cheap rotation pair because there isn't anyone standing out defenssively. What do you guys think about my thinking?

                    1. Jönny
                      • 10 Years
                      1 month, 28 days ago

                      I think Wolves are going to have a rough time of it for a bit...

                      You have the same issue as me which is that Pope in all the time makes a Burnley defender a less attractive option.

                      How about McGinn to Ceballos and save the other transfer?

                      1. Jullepuu
                          1 month, 28 days ago

                          Not sold on Ceballos because I don't think that he is nailed and they also have EL games. Ceballos is basically high risk/high reward and McGinn is the safe option.

                    2. slove
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 28 days ago

                      Abraham or Pukki? (have Mount)

                      1. Jullepuu
                          1 month, 28 days ago

                          Pukki

                        • FOO FIGHTER
                            1 month, 28 days ago

                            Definetily Pukki.

                        • Lukaku91
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 4 Years
                          1 month, 28 days ago

                          join my UEFA Champions League Fantasy league. 30 mins to go

                          1. Lukaku91
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 4 Years
                            1 month, 28 days ago

                            League Code: 4114FJ9DJM

                        • LucasPodolski
                            1 month, 28 days ago

                            Kane and Greenwood for Pukki and Abraham ?
                            Thanks.

                            1. Sharkytect
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 5 Years
                              1 month, 28 days ago

                              Yeah

                          • pundit of punts
                            • 6 Years
                            1 month, 28 days ago

                            Any UCL managers around? What's the team looking like?

                            1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
                              • 1 Year
                              1 month, 28 days ago

                              Salah and lewa c's, no messi or cr7.
                              Coman, moura, de jong, jesus, delay, havertz other attackers.
                              VVD, tagliafico, kimmich, lodi and urban in def, cheap gk duo

                            2. Warby84
                              • 4 Years
                              1 month, 28 days ago

                              Onana
                              Kimmich skriniar Alba Dest
                              Salah C Sensi Felix
                              CR Insigne Tadic

                              Havertz Tousart Halstenberg

                          • ChickenTikkaMoSalah
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 4 Years
                            1 month, 28 days ago

                            RMWCT:
                            Pope
                            VVD,Rico,Lowton,Lundstram,Guilbert
                            Mane,Son,KDB,Mount,Cantwell
                            Aguero,Abraham,Pukki

                            1. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 1 Year
                              1 month, 28 days ago

                              I'm not sure you need that much bench depth, I'd try and find the money for trent over vvd.

                              Also, cantwell is a great option but in what eventuality will you ever play him? With seven other attacking options I don't see how he gets onto the pitch?

                          • VanDijksToWatchOutFor
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 1 Year
                            1 month, 28 days ago

                            How many Liverpool clean sheets in how many games would it take for people to rush back to the double up?

                            2 in 2?
                            3 in 5?
                            Never going there again?

                            1. COK3Y5MURF - Unbelievable J…
                              • 3 Years
                              1 month, 28 days ago

                              I still have the double-up and don't think I'll get rid for the next 3 weeks.

                              1. COK3Y5MURF - Unbelievable J…
                                • 3 Years
                                1 month, 28 days ago

                                ...at least.

                                1. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 1 Year
                                  1 month, 28 days ago

                                  Good to hear it! Whisper it but I'm still on triple... I believe they'll sure it up and provide season long value. So many mid price forwards and mids it's easy to afford.

                                  1. COK3Y5MURF - Unbelievable J…
                                    • 3 Years
                                    1 month, 28 days ago

                                    They definitely started very shaky, but I think they've looked a lot better since the Arsenal game. None of the defences are delivering, but at this moment, I think Pool look the best of a bad bunch. Newcastle scored from their only shot on target. Would've been a different story here if that hadn't happened.

                                    1. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 1 Year
                                      1 month, 28 days ago

                                      They've had some clangers but have definitely conceded some worldies too. Once those revert to the mean I'm sure we can fill our boots with cs.

                            2. jtreble
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 3 Years
                              1 month, 28 days ago

                              1 in 1. Wouldn't take much;

                              1. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 1 Year
                                1 month, 28 days ago

                                Hah, it's true. After their last one the narrative on pods and forums did drastically change.

                            3. Sharkytect
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 5 Years
                              1 month, 28 days ago

                              Would need to be 3 in 3 or 4 in 5. People will still look at the overall figure: 3 in 5 would be 4 in 10 overall. 2 in 2 would be 3 in 7. I think people want them to look like they can achieve 50% clean sheets again.

                              Make sense?

                              1. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 1 Year
                                1 month, 28 days ago

                                Yep makes sense. But two in the next three plus whatever attacking returns they get might get them three of.thr top five defender spots. Think people focus more on points ranking than cs ratio but definitely see what you mean.

                                As this suggests though, it would be contingent on not many other defences performing well. If burnley or soton, say, also kept a few people will just go there I guess.

                                Thanks.

                            4. The Overthinker - I blame R…
                              • 2 Years
                              1 month, 28 days ago

                              If you consider pool to keep cs, you surely must consider city to keep cs.

                              They have easier fixtures. They keep most of the possession. Not every team attacks like Norwich

                              1. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 1 Year
                                1 month, 28 days ago

                                I could see city keeping some. Vvd makes a big difference though. I also don't rate the attacking potential of any of the city d which makes bonus a challenge.

                            5. EMBOLOFAN
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 1 Year
                              1 month, 28 days ago

                              still have it but unfortunately losinh vvd after chelsea game to accom tammy

                          • Tom
                            • 7 Years
                            1 month, 28 days ago

                            How big of a hit would you want to make in order to use your wildcard?

                            I'm thinking of making a few changes to my team and I'm in two minds whether to use my WC to do so. In an ideal world, transferring in the players that I want will result in a -16....I'm just not sure in my head whether this is WC worthy or not!

                            1. Mike Bassett Fantasy Manage…
                                1 month, 28 days ago

                                I think people get too focussed on how many changes are needed to justify a wc. For me there is only like 3/4 changes I wanted/needed.
                                Wanted Son, Wanted KDB and Digne. That was enough to warrant it for me. And besides there is some good players I have and dont want to lose like Wilson. So the spine of my team hasnt been totally ripped out, its just a better version of the team that has been doing well for me.

                              • Miguel Sanchez
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 3 Years
                                1 month, 28 days ago

                                -12 is where I would start thinking about playing it

                              • VanDijksToWatchOutFor
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 1 Year
                                1 month, 28 days ago

                                Minus 16 is right on the borderline for me.

                                Can you stagger it over two weeks and make it a minus 12?

                                The other thing I'd look at is if, aside from the minus sixteen changes, are there small things you'd also change on wc (subs basically). If not then I'd try to stagger it over two weeks, if there are then I'd probably hit wc.

                              • Jönny
                                • 10 Years
                                1 month, 28 days ago

                                The tricky thing is there are different levels of changes... there's the big ones you want to make, and the little, boring ones like getting a better 4th/5th defender and so on. Sometimes the latter can be as important as the former.

                                I think the other thing is that now we have two, there's not really an obvious strategic point to play the first half of the season wildcard. Which pushes you (well, me anyway) towards playing it early.

                                1. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 1 Year
                                  1 month, 28 days ago

                                  For me I try to keep it to set up for the rotation filled Christmas schedule if possible. But obviously I need to cover early price rises with hits to enable that.

                            2. SkekTek (AKA: AnzhiBabakin)
                              • 4 Years
                              1 month, 28 days ago

                              Those on wc this week or prospective wildcards - are you likely to ignore/remove city defence now? (due to injuries)

                              1. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 1 Year
                                1 month, 28 days ago

                                It's hard for people this week. Pep might get dinho in there and sure it right up so I'd want to see another couple of weeks. If I was on this week, I'd probably go without. Someone could well be getting dropped.

                                1. SkekTek (AKA: AnzhiBabakin)
                                  • 4 Years
                                  1 month, 28 days ago

                                  I'm holding off my wc for one more week unless CL changes anything - but I'd be inclined to avoid.

                              2. The Overthinker - I blame R…
                                • 2 Years
                                1 month, 28 days ago

                                I am going with Otamendi

                            3. EL tridente
                              • 2 Years
                              1 month, 28 days ago

                              Van Dijk And Haller to Soyuncu and Auba?

                            4. Lucackadoodledoo
                              • 2 Years
                              1 month, 28 days ago

                              Really need some advice guys. Have 2 FT's with 0.2 ITB

                              Pope (button)

                              TAA Zinc Digne (Lund Rico)
                              Salah Sterling KDB McGinn Mount
                              Haller Pukki (greenwood)

                              What changes might you make?

                              Was thinkin mcginn to Cantwell and haller to C Wilson?

                            5. tucaoneo
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 1 Year
                              1 month, 28 days ago

                              My UCL fantasy team:
                              Tadic (C) Depay Lewandowski
                              Son Sancho Mount Sensi
                              Kimmich L.Martinez Skriniar
                              Vlachodimos
                              Bench: Hradecky Pavard Gosens Marlos

                              Will make manual subs after the first day. All bench players could come on. Armband could go to Lewan.

                              1. tucaoneo
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 1 Year
                                1 month, 28 days ago

                                * Will WC after this GW.

                            6. Lukaku91
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 4 Years
                              1 month, 28 days ago

                              join my UEFA Champions League Fantasy league. 30 mins to go

                              1. Lukaku91
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 4 Years
                                1 month, 28 days ago

                                10 mins to go

                                1. Lukaku91
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 4 Years
                                  1 month, 28 days ago

                                  😉
                                  League Code: 4114FJ9DJM

                            7. Here Comes The Son ★
                              • 2 Years
                              1 month, 28 days ago

                              a) Aurier & Rico
                              b) Lowton & Guilbert
                              c) Better 8.9m combo

                            8. Evasivo
                              • 9 Years
                              1 month, 28 days ago

                              Two FTs and no where to change. Perhaps Ryan?
                              Suggestions appreciated:

                              Ryan Button
                              Digne TAA Lowton Diop AWB
                              Salah Sterling KDB Cantwell Dendo
                              Barnes King Pukki

                              2FT £0.5itb

                            9. EMBOLOFAN
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 1 Year
                              1 month, 28 days ago

                              djenepro really reminds me of mane

                              1. Skull And Gnomes 9 SCOTT TA…
                                • 2 Years
                                1 month, 28 days ago

                                Yer, and keep your beady eyes off him Liverpool! Pffff

                            10. King Kohli
                              • 7 Years
                              1 month, 28 days ago

                              Ota nailed on with news of Stones being out for 4-5 weeks?

                              1. EMBOLOFAN
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 1 Year
                                1 month, 28 days ago

                                obviously

                            11. SkekTek (AKA: AnzhiBabakin)
                              • 4 Years
                              1 month, 28 days ago

                              Surely west ham will appeal that Masuaku red? Or have I missed something...

                              1. MeatPieSausageRoll
                                  1 month, 28 days ago

                                  Don’t think they can - 2nd yellow

                              2. Starky22
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 1 Year
                                1 month, 28 days ago

                                Do we know Marks FPL ID? Has he started well?

                                1. Markus
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 10 Years
                                  1 month, 28 days ago

                                  Has started well, top 100k. Dunno what id

                                2. JonBoy
                                  • 6 Years
                                  1 month, 28 days ago

                                  Mods and Cons League, bottom right of desktop home screen.

                                3. Skull And Gnomes 9 SCOTT TA…
                                  • 2 Years
                                  1 month, 28 days ago

                                  Mods and Cons league is on this page now. On the right.

                                4. Daniel - The Veteran
                                  • 10 Years
                                  1 month, 28 days ago

                                  He is smashing it

                                  1. Warby84
                                    • 4 Years
                                    1 month, 28 days ago

                                    Not really, Wilson saved the week

                                    1. No Professionals
                                      • 2 Years
                                      1 month, 28 days ago

                                      So a player he had his team did well, how jammy.