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Scoutcast and Champions League combine for Tuesday night double-up

Joe is joined by David and Karam for the latest episode of the Scoutcast tonight.

You can watch it on our YouTube channel from 8pm BST to 9pm BST.

This episode overlaps with the return of European football to our screens.

Liverpool and Chelsea take on Napoli and Valencia respectively as the Champions League group stages get underway on Tuesday night.

We will have Scout Notes on those matches on Wednesday, but for now, there’s a brand new episode of the Scoutcast to occupy your attention.

On tonight’s agenda are the best cheap defenders now that the premium ones have frustrated their owners.

We’ll also discuss how best to cover Manchester City in the wake of their surprise defeat at Norwich.

Finally, we’ll debate how to recover from a poor start to the season as many managers have endured a tough few weeks.

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  1. DS29
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 29 days ago

    Pickford button
    Taa awb digne Kelly Lundstram
    Salah Cantwell Dendonker Tielemans David silva
    Aguero Vardy Jota
    Play wildcard? Or any transfer suggestion?
    Thanks in advance...
    I was thinking jota to pukki but I need 0.2 more to fund it.. . How can I do it??
    Wildcard team :
    Pope button
    Taa awb digne Kelly lundstram
    Salah son cantwell mount hayden
    Aguero pukki abraham.. . .

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      9 months, 29 days ago

      Mount is probably injured.

      You have the same 5 defenders so there's something wrong.
      Too much fodder for a WC.

      1. DS29
        • 1 Year
        9 months, 29 days ago

        I need 0.2 to do jota to pukki.. . How can I fund it?

        1. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 11 Years
          9 months, 29 days ago

          https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/comment/20859405

          Could lose a Leicester player or defender.

    2. Ini
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 29 days ago

      Downgrade Jota to a bench option and upgrade your midfield.

  2. De Gea is GOAT
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 29 days ago

    Guys. If you had to drop one for the next 5-6 GWS who would it be? Currently have 4 hitters (Salah Sterling Auba and KDB). I'm debating on whether to go with only one big hitter at the back and downgrade Ota OR get rid of one of the lads below. TIA

    A) Salah (no other LIV attacker but have TAA)
    B) Sterling (Have KDB)

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      9 months, 29 days ago

      Similar price so keep the one you think scores better.
      Pool or City games will be less fun.

      1. De Gea is GOAT
        • 3 Years
        9 months, 29 days ago

        Thanks TM. Would you drop one of them to fit in Auba for his good fixtures or nah?

        1. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 11 Years
          9 months, 29 days ago

          Doubt I will get Auba given all the firing forwards.

          1. lalua
            • 4 Years
            9 months, 29 days ago

            TM - any input to my team below ?
            Thanks !!

        2. The Dance
          • 8 Years
          9 months, 29 days ago

          What’s with the love for Auba?

          1. De Gea is GOAT
            • 3 Years
            9 months, 29 days ago

            TBH i've never rated him that highly until this season. ARS are way more attacking and the the fixtures are looking really good but yeah it is Arsenal. Pepe could definitely be a good alternative once he gets going. Not keen at all Zico?

      2. De Gea is GOAT
        • 3 Years
        9 months, 29 days ago

        Thanks TM. Much appreciated.

    2. Ini
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 29 days ago

      Not too keen on downgrading either of them. I’d make concessions in other parts of your squad.

      1. De Gea is GOAT
        • 3 Years
        9 months, 29 days ago

        Yeah i feel ya mate. Someone will have to go that's for sure.

  3. lalua
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 29 days ago

    on the brink of hitting WC
    Would you
    1. just do Haller to Pukki (and back later)
    2. WC to get Auba in (Salah Sterling KDB stay) and go 442 with Aurier/AMN instead of Dunk Digne

    Pope (Button)
    TAA Digne Zinch Lundstram Dunk
    Salah Sterling KDB (Dendo Hayden)
    Haller Rash (Greenwood)

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      9 months, 29 days ago

      See how City go. Team is pretty stretched looking at the bench and defence.

    2. Zlatanzo
      9 months, 29 days ago

      Rash down to Barnes/Tammy, upgrade Donck.

      1. lalua
        • 4 Years
        9 months, 29 days ago

        Tammy has Liverpool , Rashford has WH

    3. Ini
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 29 days ago

      I don’t think you need to wc. I’d actually get rid of rashford for pukki tbh and upgrade elsewhere

      1. lalua
        • 4 Years
        9 months, 29 days ago

        Would you do it before WHU?

  4. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    9 months, 29 days ago

    How have city found them selves with only 1 fit centreback - surely this is a case of Pep asking for players & not getting them, rather than being so careless as to go into a 70 game season with 3 players for 2 positions?

    I know they missed Maguire, but there were. Many others who could’ve been signed, Skrinijar, Koulialby, even just a 34 y/o journeyman Kompany replacement who could do a job for a year as 4th choice....

    Wouldn’t be suprised if this was some sort of internal disagreement & Pep starts to hunk about his next job

    1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 29 days ago

      *think about

    2. Jon Snow
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 29 days ago

      Not sure if it's true but read somewhere that city have hit the homegrown limit now that Jesus is over 21. He took Kompany's slot. Might be why they held off this season

      1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        9 months, 29 days ago

        Still shockingly bad plannning though, no? As in they’ve let themselves get into a positive where they have far too thin a squad in an incredibly important position

        All they needed to do was sell a non-homegrown - instead they have possibly wrecked their season

        1. Nigel Knows
          • 1 Year
          9 months, 29 days ago

          Fernandinho was always earmarked for centre back cover this year plus if needed they have a couple of younger lads than can slot in.

          They do have state of the art academy with some great young defenders for sure. But Fernandinho is ahead in pecking order. We know Kyle walker can slot into the centre too with Cancelo coming in at right back.

          Their playing with a centre (attacking) midfielder at left back and he’s doing a satisfactory job. So Pep finds a way.

          Don’t worry City will be just fine. Norwich just gave them a smack on the jaw.

          1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            9 months, 29 days ago

            Yeah I was thinking about Fernandinho & Walker, but kept coming to the fact that there’s a big difference between a recognised centrehalf (who can play in a two) and Fernandinho or Walker though, and cancelo played 5 positions in 23 starts for Juve last year but CB wasn’t one of them

            The fact that he’s always had a pathological aversion to partnering Stones & Ota (even before Ota arrived he only started them in 20 of a possible 60 games - after Laporte arrived it was 3 out of 52) makes it even weirder in that he was always a Laporte injury away from being back to pairing those two

            Will be interesting to see how they fare for sure but alarm bells must be ringing internally at city

    3. GreennRed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 29 days ago

      Should have tried Gary Cahill. None of the CBs he has, bar Laporte, are very good defenders. Just half decent defenders who can play ball.That's his philosophy and for me means he'll never win a CL with City.

      1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        9 months, 29 days ago

        The more I think about it the more it baffles me - can’t believe Pep would be that complacent, he’s not stupid surely - there must be more than meets the eye here, fernandinho’s conversion not withstanding

        Maybe there’s a wonder kid centreback coming by up from the youth team or something?

        Truly bizarre situation that seems very contradictory for a club with the ambitions and resources of city, and a normally meticulous perfectionist manager like Pep

        1. Nigel Knows
          • 1 Year
          9 months, 29 days ago

          Well done for your attempts to predict Pep’s think. 10 out of 10 for effort.

          1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            9 months, 29 days ago

            Have you given it any thought yourself?

            1. Nigel Knows
              • 1 Year
              9 months, 29 days ago

              Yes thank you. But not obsessed by it.

              Conclusion - they will be fine.

              1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                9 months, 29 days ago

                Yeah definitely not worth getting obsessed over. Possibly worth discussing on an FPL forum though

                1. Nigel Knows
                  • 1 Year
                  9 months, 29 days ago

                  Stones injury looks a blessing in disguise.
                  Sure - Alarm bells when their best centre back / defender Laporte gets injured. It was his own fault through- shocking challenges and no sympathy.

                  They are back a bit to square one when they initially brought him over from Bilbao.
                  They were so desperate for the need to get him in when he signed. It was a major piece of business.

                  Alisson and Laporte injuries might level the playing field slightly and as neutral I am happy as an FPL owners I focus on the Sterling’s, Salah’s, Mane’s, KDB’s and Aguero’s.
                  Wildcarding For GW6 so I’m moving on VVD and Zinchenko most likely.

                  1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    9 months, 29 days ago

                    The Allison injury is a possible leveller allright, but Liverpool seem to be coping much better with it from a points perspective than City are with laporte’s injury

                    As shaky as stones can be, I’m not sure it can really be a blessing in disguise when they have no recognised CB to cover him though

                    On the plus side their fixtures are decent... but a severely depleted Norwich side looked like a decent fixture on paper ... shakthar will be interesting tonight

                    This next month or two will be a great test of pep’s skills, they’ll just have to hope to try to maintain the 5 point gap, or at least not let it get much bigger until Laporte returns and/or they can sell a non-homegrown & sign a centrehalf in January

        2. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          9 months, 29 days ago

          Don’t see it’s any different really than starting season with 2 cfs and someone else who can fit in there. United in the exact same boat and one of two other clubs as well.

          Pep is a perfectionist and wouldn’t sign a dud to make up numbers. His record in signing winners every time is remarkable. And I don’t see it’s easy peasy for City to sign someone as United have discovered - prices sky rocket when the seller smells the blood of a big club actually needing someone.

          1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            9 months, 29 days ago

            I think the difference is that’s 2 players for a single position - with Sterling who has also played CF (and its still *a bit* on the thin side)

            The equivalent would be a bare minimum of 4 recognised centre backs (who can play CB in a back 4) with the makeshift centreback of Fernandinho as 5th choice, don’t think Walker has ever played CB in a back 4 in his entire career!

            1. TorresMagic™
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 11 Years
              9 months, 29 days ago

              Never in a 4, twice in a 3, Burnley GW36 last season and Pool in QF 2nd CL leg in 17/18

              1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                9 months, 29 days ago

                Yep so effectively rules out Walker while they only have one fit centrehalf to partner him

                Unless they tried a back 3 with Walker Ota Fernandinho, which really wouldn’t fill anyone with confidence surely lots of potential for mistakes there

              2. pingissimus
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                9 months, 29 days ago

                And England

                They must be at least Champo standard 🙂

            2. pingissimus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              9 months, 29 days ago

              When it comes down to it it’s 2 injuries from a crisis in both cases so exactly parallel.

              There’s a parallel with Liverpool going into the season without a full set of keepers and last year loaning our Clyne just before he got injured. Sometimes gambles are made. Lots of times we don’t see it because they CK e off.

              Fern and Walker are hardly terrible options. Then I’d put money on City having a decent youth player. Back in the day all teams would simply promote a under 21 in this situation.

              AWB would still be unknown if Joel Ward not got injured as Palace’s sole RB 🙂

              1. Nigel Knows
                • 1 Year
                9 months, 29 days ago

                And a 16 year old Gary Naysmith too if Hearts hadn’t got 4 defenders sent off v Rangers and suspended from a league cup tie v Celtic.
                Some good years at Everton eventually came.

              2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                9 months, 29 days ago

                It’s actually three injuries from crisis for the CF slot though with Sterling - whereas its two injuries from crisis with centreback though- so whilst they are *a bit* thin up front, it’s not the same parallel with their centre back cover?

                Walker isn’t an option at all in a back 4 too - he’s never played CB there in his entire career! 34yo DM Fern is surely total stopgap CB territory - an acceptable 5th or 6th choice, but as a 4th choice CB they’re always two injuries away from him having to play an extended amount of games...

                That’s why I was kind of thinking maybe there is a youth team prospect there somewhere who might be able to slot in. It’ll be the first we’ve heard of them though!

        3. GreennRed
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          9 months, 29 days ago

          Not stupid, but doesn't like to vary from his thinking that ball should be played out from the back. He needs someone like Declan Rice who can defend but also play a bit and could lead that line. You mentioned Walker there. A wing back, poor defender, part of the problem. In CL they were undone two years by Pool and Spurs because they could not defend. Pep needs a plan B where they don't rely on keep ball but can sit and absorb pressure. Good defensive mids aren't enough for that. But I can't see Pep resorting to even having a defensive plan B even if Norwich can beat them.

          1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            9 months, 29 days ago

            I don’t know if I’d be hyper critical of their actual playing style tbf - the amount they’ve won kind of exonerates them there - and they were only a debatable VAR call away from the CL final last year

            There have been rumblings for some time now though that Pep may not view Walker as positively as he once did. Which just puts Walker in the same bucket as Ota & Mendy as a player who he may not have total confidence in...

            But I would be hyper critical of their summer transfer window now with the superpower of 20:20 hindsight - three recognised CB’s is crazy thin squad coverage - reckless even - or an internal dispute which Pep didn’t win

            1. Nigel Knows
              • 1 Year
              9 months, 29 days ago

              A VAR Call away from CL final is one hell of a statement and a false one too.
              A VAR call away from CL semi final might be more fitting and accurate.

              Totally get what your saying and the angle you are coming at but really I’ll leave you to it.

              1. GreennRed
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                9 months, 29 days ago

                How many goals did they concede over both legs v Liverpool and Spurs to put them out? Poor defending put them out.

              2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                9 months, 29 days ago

                Fair enough, no guarantees they’d have won the semi, but it’s difficult to be hyper critical of any team for not winning a cup, there’s so much luck involved and the best team doesn’t always win a cup

                Their league performances since Pep arrived do justify his style imo & wouldn’t really jump out a team me as requiring significant change

                But the transfer window just looks shoddy though to come out of it with 3 recognised CB’s who can play in a back 4 ahead of a possible 70 game season is bananas

                1. pingissimus
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  9 months, 29 days ago

                  Really thinking your overstating. They have options.

                  It woikd have been a mistake too to spend 50 million on a player who was not up to scratch. And well 50 million means someone without PL experience - an internal transfer would be 75 mill.

                  A sub quality player takes years to wash out of the system. And well 50 million is still a lot of money.

                  1. GreennRed
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    9 months, 29 days ago

                    Not if you're Sheikh Mansour.

                  2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    9 months, 28 days ago

                    50 million is a very arbitrary number though - and a 4th centre half doesn't have to be a world beater to be better than Fernandinho tbf - even at 50mil, 60mil, 100mil - its all just a couple of barrels of oil to man city anyways

                    Signing a centre half surely would have been the lesser of two evils - they're unfortunately now in the 'greater of two evils' territory of playing a 34 yo DM as centre half for weeks alongside a player who Pep's dejection decisions over the last 110 games indicate its definitely not high in his estimation

                    It's looks a serious situation, with potentially significant title implications - very interested to observe this unfold over the next 10-15 games in all competitions

            2. GreennRed
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              9 months, 29 days ago

              They won the league a few times because they have a bottomless pit of money.

              Allegedly Alderweireld was available this summer, though maybe Spurs wouldn't sell to City. Make no mistake at the other end, Aguero will be nearly impossible to replace. The best temperament of any PL striker, his finish v QPR the best ever in PL. Sterling has improved no end but I wouldn't back him to score one on one to win the league.

              1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                9 months, 28 days ago

                City looked in trouble at Christmas lay head when they went 7 points behind Liverpool & were in poor form, but managed to wrestle things back so they can definitely deal with adversity - but that was with Laporte, Kompany Ota stones all pretty much available...

                This situation could be different gravy if that 5 point gap starts to grow...

    4. bench boost for every gamew…
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 28 days ago

      Also found that one strange,but as one mentions further down it might have to do with homegrown rules. Rodri been piss poor in midfield so might also be an option as CB. Kompany i think is a bit like Koscielny, all the injuries have taken it´s toll. Playing in less physical leagues is often the solution. Garcia is 18, but from what i´ve seen not much behind Stones and Ota-)

      Wonder if the problems they have at CB also will affect them at the other end, Laporte have been important in the way they play out from the back.

      1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        9 months, 28 days ago

        Yep the HG quota may be a factor, but it would still indicate piss poor planning as it wasn't new information - they would have been aware of this months prior to the end of the season - more than enough time to ensure they had a squad for for purpose (purpose being league, champs lge, FA Cup, league Cup etc)

        A chain is only a string as its weakest link after all & it looks like they've been exposed as having a fairly weak link from a squad depth perspective in two key positions!

  5. Sloane426
    9 months, 29 days ago

    I took a -4 to have this team, worth wildcarding it instead now with Mount likely out?
    -Heaton-
    -TAA-Digne-Zinchenko
    -Salah-Sterling-Mount-Lanzini-
    -Pukki-Barnes-Rashford-
    Bench-Lund-Rico-Dend-

    1. dshv
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 29 days ago

      are we sure about that Mount will be injured for long ?

    2. Ini
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 29 days ago

      No not at all. Play a bench player you never know what could happen and assess from there.

  6. La Roja
    • 8 Years
    9 months, 29 days ago

    What to do here chaps?

    Pope
    Zinchenko VvD Digne AWB
    KDB Ceballos Mount* Salah
    Aguero Pukki

    4.0 Lundstram Dendoncker Wickham

    1 FT and 1.8m ITB

    A) Mount ➡ Richarlison
    B) Mount ➡ Lanzini
    C) Mount AWB ➡ Son Rico -4

    1. Rolls-Royce
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 29 days ago

      Anyone beside Lanzini

      1. La Roja
        • 8 Years
        9 months, 29 days ago

        A or C then?

        1. Rolls-Royce
          • 6 Years
          9 months, 29 days ago

          C is more exciting.

          1. La Roja
            • 8 Years
            9 months, 29 days ago

            Exactly my thoughts

            I think I’ll pull the trigger tonight as I have exact cash

    2. Hy liverpool
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 29 days ago

      C

    3. The Dance
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 29 days ago

      Don’t do b, i regret ever bringing Lanzini in

    4. Rotation City
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 29 days ago

      I agree C is more exciting, but maybe consider holding? Mount has great fixtures after this week, if he's only out 1 GW might be worth keeping. Also ManU defence is still stating well, clean sheets incoming surely.

    5. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 29 days ago

      C of those but you’re going to need to sort out Ceballos too. Think he’s the higher priority

  7. La Roja
    • 8 Years
    9 months, 29 days ago

    Just saw Dortmund vs Barca highlights

    Stegen was way off the line for that peno save

    Robbed

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      9 months, 29 days ago

      https://prnt.sc/p7js5v

      Hardly, thought Adrian was worse.

    2. SUPER MOKH
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 29 days ago

      Ouch

  8. HurriKane
    • 7 Years
    9 months, 29 days ago

    If Mount is sidelined for couple of weeks would you do the following ?

    Mount Wickham --> Abraham Cantwell (-4) Exact Cash

    1. Ini
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 29 days ago

      Yes.

    2. Rotation City
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 29 days ago

      I'd do it. Would you play both?

      1. HurriKane
        • 7 Years
        9 months, 29 days ago

        cantwell will be rotated with mcginn. maybe would start most as he's playing further forward

    3. Nigel Knows
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 29 days ago

      Looks sensible

    4. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 29 days ago

      I might do it anyway depending on your bench

    5. HurriKane
      • 7 Years
      9 months, 29 days ago

      cheers all

  9. pingissimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 29 days ago

    As a Martial owner I’d expect Mount to fall by 0.4 anyway. 🙂

    1. Rotation City
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 29 days ago

      Martial owner... do those still exist?

  10. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    9 months, 29 days ago

    How long before this Haaland kid gets linked with premier league moves

    1. GreennRed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 29 days ago

      Is Leipzig not the destination for good Salzburg prospects?

    2. Sleep Talk
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 29 days ago

      Think he's been linked a bit already. Solskjær played him in Molde after all.

      1. GreennRed
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        9 months, 29 days ago

        Keano broke his Dad's leg. Might not be in such a rush to Old Trafford.

  11. Rotation City
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 29 days ago

    Hi DZ, another fine evening on the forum.

    WC is currently active and my latest food for thought is:
    With a front 3 (Abraham-Pukki-Haller) I've also got Cantwell as my 5th mid. But should I bother buying him if I'll never play him? Would anyone consider buying him as a 4th mid?
    Also, anyone have any thoughts on Tomori's game time? Not convinced I have space for both him and Soyuncu, but he's just so tempting with the premium def being lack luster atm.

    1. Lalrota
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 29 days ago

      Whats your team like?

      1. Rotation City
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        9 months, 29 days ago

        Pope - McGovern
        TAA - Soyuncu - Digne - Lundstram - Rico
        Mane - Stirling - KDB - Cantwell - Mount*
        Abraham - Pukki - Haller

        I'm aware I now need to reconsider Mount. Just unsure on a replace atm.

        1. Lalrota
          • 4 Years
          9 months, 29 days ago

          If Sterling gets 90 mins tonight.
          Would he be in ur WC squad?
          And would you cap him?

          1. Rotation City
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            9 months, 29 days ago

            Good question. I really have no problem with dropping him for Aguero. But again, the lack of mid-priced midfield options restrict that I feel.

            1. Lalrota
              • 4 Years
              9 months, 29 days ago

              Not Aubamayeng?

  12. Lalrota
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 29 days ago

    Replacement for Mount on WC?
    Or just a placeholder untill he is back?

    Zaha? Nice next 3 fixtures.
    Beundia could be interesting. Have Pukki though

    1. Rotation City
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 29 days ago

      I'm struggling with the budget/mid priced mids atm, it's the only reason I don't have any premium forwards.

      Are you considering Beundia ahead of Cantwell?

    2. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 29 days ago

      Like Buendia from preseason but Cantwell offers the same apparently for less

      I’d forget Wilf. He’s due a pen I suppose but needs a frontman alongside to give value.

      Not great fixtures but I’d go Tielemans prolly

  13. GAMBIT
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 29 days ago

    How is this plan for transfers?

    This week: Martial > Fanderson

    Next week: Kane, McGinn > Tammy, Son for free?

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 29 days ago

      Keep Martial if fit

    2. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 29 days ago

      If Martial is out looks interesting . Had Fraser on my watchlist before last week and I might do that instead. Prefer Bournemouth fixtures really

      (I’m making a parallel move in principle next week from Kun McGinn)

  14. Amey
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 29 days ago

    Hopefully Mount isn't seriously injured.
    Lack of options in that range is real 😮
    Getting Son would mean a hit & I Know how it'll end up.

    1. Lalrota
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 29 days ago

      Im on WC and how you feel about a punt on Wilf Zaha?

    2. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 29 days ago

      How could you find Son? Would that rule out Vardy in 9?

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        9 months, 29 days ago

        Ha
        Not really
        Would swap Son to Vardy in gw 9
        Barnes Digne out though which sounds suicidal. Not going there unless one of the Barnes & Digne out too

        1. Amey
          • 1 Year
          9 months, 29 days ago

          Don't like it tbh.
          Maybe he doesn't want to be there at all now. Haven't done anything of sorts to warrant a spot.
          I'd keep Martial if fit if i were you

          1. Amey
            • 1 Year
            9 months, 29 days ago

            Reply to Lalrota

        2. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          9 months, 29 days ago

          Losing Barnes isn’t exactly suicidal. He’s only ever going to tick over really . He’s not exactly a 9,0 in waiting. A solid 6.5 who sometimes hits form

          1. Amey
            • 1 Year
            9 months, 28 days ago

            Yep
            He's on the chopping block if blanks against Norwich

  15. Jafalad
    • 10 Years
    9 months, 29 days ago

    Two frees but no idea what to do:

    Heatpope

    VDV, Robbo, Montoya, Rico, Digne

    Ceballos, Sterling, Salah, Cantley, KDB

    King, Greenwood, Pukki

    1.1 in da bank.

    Was going to do Ceb to Mount but he's now crocked.

    1. Jafalad
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 29 days ago

      Son, Wilson, Barnes, Soyoncu all appeal if it helps.

    2. Lateriser 12
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 29 days ago

      Used your wildcard Jafa?

      1. Jafalad
        • 10 Years
        9 months, 29 days ago

        Nope...but I just got 60 points with this lot and jumped 200k so perhaps it's too early for the wild monkey. You?

        1. Lateriser 12
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          9 months, 29 days ago

          Ya used it. GW3. One week after our good friend Tina used it. Tina is sitting in top 500 ish.

          81 points last week for me 😀

    3. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 29 days ago

      I’d lose one Liverpool or at the very least turn one into TAA. That just looks all wrong back there.

      If you took VVD down to 4.5 then you could go lots of interesting places with Greenwood. My choice would be Wilson but you blocked that by hanging onto King

      That leaves you with a decent enough 3-4-3

      1. Jafalad
        • 10 Years
        9 months, 29 days ago

        Thanks - good advice!

        I believe Robbo will come good. Yes, King is on borrowed time and I will get Wilson who I rate highly.

        1. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          9 months, 29 days ago

          Hope so. Have Robbo too.

    4. Lalrota
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 29 days ago

      Wc

      1. Jafalad
        • 10 Years
        9 months, 29 days ago

        See reply to Laterz.^^^

    5. Lateriser 12
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 29 days ago

      Vdv downgrade Ceba upgrade

    6. Rolls-Royce
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 29 days ago

      Montoya/VVD -> Lowton and roll other FT

  16. dshv
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 29 days ago

    Good morning LADS.
    Big decisions to make. Hope you help.

    Heaton

    VVD - Robbo - Digne - Walker

    Sterling - Salah - Mount - Dilva

    Pukki - Wilson

    (lund, dendo, green)

    1. Tha plan was VVD + Dilva -> Son and 4.5
    2. Mount is injured. Mount to who, or wait 1 week maybe without him
    3. another else.

    Thanks in advance.

    1. Jafalad
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 29 days ago

      It's a good team. Bilva apart, the rest I'd keep. Find out first what is happening to Mount. Perhaps you do Mount/Dilva to Son/Cantwell?

      1. dshv
        • 2 Years
        9 months, 29 days ago

        don't have the money to that switch still have to remove 1 defender. Because to be honest like double pool defense but didn't work till now..

  17. Lalrota
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 29 days ago

    RMWCT

    Pope
    TAA Tomori Soyuncu Lundstram Rico
    Mane KDB Son Zaha 4.4
    Auba Wilson Pukki

    Zaha place holder for Mount.

    1. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 29 days ago

      Quite like that

      Zaha is a misstep I believe. (Palace fan). My putative non- WC front 7 for GW7 is

      KdB Mane Son Martial (Cantwell)
      Abraham/Wilson Pukki Haller

      Abraham Wilson or Haller becomes Vardy in 9 from losing one of my premium defenders (still going minimum 5.5 back there)

  18. Lateriser 12
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    9 months, 29 days ago

    Morning deadzone how are we doing today?

    1. Jafalad
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 29 days ago

      Seen better days, Laterz. How's the happy couple?

      1. Lateriser 12
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        9 months, 29 days ago

        Doing good. Had a stormer of an FPL week so that helps.

        1. Jafalad
          • 10 Years
          9 months, 29 days ago

          Great score. I'm thinking VDV/Greenwood->Wilson/Lund

        2. Rolls-Royce
          • 6 Years
          9 months, 29 days ago

          What rank you at, mate?

    2. Rolls-Royce
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 29 days ago

      Yoo

      1. Lateriser 12
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        9 months, 28 days ago

        What's up RR how you been?

        Sitting at 50k atm

  19. Disturbed
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 29 days ago

    Thoughts on vvd mount sterling > otamendi kdb son for -4?

    pope
    taa vvd digne dunk
    salah sterling mount
    kun pukki

    button lund dendo greenwood

    1. GreennRed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 29 days ago

      Will Mount and Sterling be enough to get KDB and Son?

      1. Disturbed
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        9 months, 29 days ago

        Unfortunately not, short by 0.8m. Was planning on dumping vvd anyway this gw.

        1. GreennRed
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          9 months, 29 days ago

          Yeah. No good CS prospects without Alison. Will go Robertson to 4.5m tonight. How nailed on is Otamendi?

          1. Disturbed
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            9 months, 29 days ago

            Should be pretty nailed for the next few at least. Also considering kola/ amn or a 4.5m defender like soyuncu.

    2. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 28 days ago

      Excellent imo

      1. Disturbed
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        9 months, 28 days ago

        Cheers

  20. Cruyff's Eleven
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 29 days ago

    Tinkering with defence on my WC - would you go

    A. Walker - Digne - Mings (Lund - Rico)

    Or

    B:

    Pope (Button)
    Digne - Maitland - Aurier (Mings - Lund)
    Son - KDB - Mané - Cantwell (Mount)
    Tammy - Auba - Pukki

  21. germanyozil10
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 29 days ago

    Any transfer suggestion?

    Heaton (Button)
    VVD Digne Zinchenko AMN (Lundstram)
    Salah Sterling KDB Mount (DD)
    Rashford Pukki (Wickham)

    0.2ITB

    Thanks!

    1. Laserface
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 29 days ago

      Mount to James if needed. Save FT otherwise

  22. King Kohli
    • 7 Years
    9 months, 29 days ago

    Which of these looks better on WC?

    A. Aguero + KDB
    B. Auba + Sterling

    1. GreennRed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 29 days ago

      A

    2. Disturbed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 29 days ago

      A

    3. Amey
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 29 days ago

      B

    4. Laserface
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 29 days ago

      A

    5. Jurgen Flopp
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 28 days ago

      A. Auba will score plenty with them upcoming fixtures.

      1. Jurgen Flopp
        • 6 Years
        9 months, 28 days ago

        Sorry meant B.

  23. Laserface
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    9 months, 29 days ago

    Really had a shocker of a Wildcard.. 30 points..dropped from 500k to 2M. Non WC team would’ve scored 50+.. Weirdly I don’t feel like making any transfers to my team. What do you guys feel ?

    Pope
    TAA Digne Lowton
    Sterling KDB Pepe James Cantwell
    Kun(c) Haller

    Button Soyuncu Lund Greenwood
    1FT , 0 itb

    1. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 29 days ago

      Suspect you’re stuck with Pepe a bit now as there are no easy switches with nil in the bank. He could come good but my guess is he needs a couple of months to acclimatise

      1. Laserface
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        9 months, 29 days ago

        He’s out if he blanks this GW

  24. Keyser
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 29 days ago

    Would you WC this team?

    Pope Button
    VVD Zinc AWB Digne Diop
    Salah KDB Siggy Ceballos Dendo
    Pukki Vardy Greenwood

    Or,

    1FT with 2.7m ITB.

    1) Vardy > Auba?
    2) Siggy > Son?
    3) Any other suggestions?

    Thanks in advance for any help offered.

    1. Rolls-Royce
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 29 days ago

      2) save WC

    2. GreennRed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 29 days ago

      2

    3. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 28 days ago

      2

  25. Chelsea91
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 29 days ago

    Kdb and barnes to Auba and 4.4 mid, having sterling ,salah and mane.

    1. Konstaapeli
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 28 days ago

      Surely not.

      1. Chelsea91
        • 1 Year
        9 months, 28 days ago

        Current team

        Pope
        Lund,matip,zinc(hanley,rico)
        Cantwell,salah,sterling,kdb,mane
        Pukki,barnes(greenwood)

        Will captain sterling , thinking sterling will hatrick plus assist this week

    2. HurriKane
      • 7 Years
      9 months, 28 days ago

      kdb barnes all day long.

      1. Chelsea91
        • 1 Year
        9 months, 28 days ago

        Thanks mate

  26. the dom 1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 28 days ago

    Was planning on doing Matip > Aurier or Alder but now with Mount news thinking of doing Mount > Lamela for the next GW or should i do both for a - 4?

  27. Jurgen Flopp
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 28 days ago

    Thinking of saving transfer this week in readiness for

    Sterling and Greenwood to Auba and 6.9 mid GW8.

    Anyone else thinking the same?

    1. Chelsea91
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 28 days ago

      No

  28. pingissimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 28 days ago

    Can only finding team in top ten of FFS league with both Sterling and Salah.Wait a couple more weeks and perhaps there'll be only one top team with either of them

    🙂

  29. white heart pain
    • 9 Years
    9 months, 28 days ago

    Pretty happy to fo nothing this week.

    Pope
    TAA Digne Zincheko
    Salah Sterling KDB Martial Cantwell
    Abraham Pukki

    Missing anything?

  30. The Overthinker - I blame R…
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 28 days ago

    Now that mount is injured ( think he will definitely miss Liverpool game) , the options to replace him are so slim below 6.5

    1. Chelsea91
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 28 days ago

      Mc Ginn