Scout Notes

Barnes blanks again as Brighton change tactics to stifle Burnley

Brighton 1-1 Burnley

Goals: Neal Maupay (£6.0m) | Jeff Hendrick (£5.4m)

Assists: Solly March (£4.9m) | Matej Vydra (£5.4m)

Bonus Points: March x3, Maupay x2, Hendrick x1

Ashley Barnes (£6.7m) blanked for the second match in a row as Burnley were forced to strike late to avoid defeat at Brighton on Saturday.

The Clarets started the match brightly but tailed off after Aaron Lennon‘s (£4.9m) 37th-minute effort.

After losing 3-0 to Liverpool in Gameweek 4, the international break did not do much to reinvigorate Sean Dyche’s side, who spent large portions of their time at the Amex Stadium on the back foot.

Barnes managed just a single shot, taken from outside the penalty box and falling off target. However, there may be mitigating factors for his bad day at the office.

Barnes has now blanked for two matches in a row

Brighton manager Graham Potter continues to prove himself a pragmatic tinkering tactician as he tweaked his side to negate Burnley’s strengths.

The former Swansea City boss went big at the back in an attempt to counter the Clarets’ long-ball capabilities, deploying Lewis Dunk (£4.6m), Shane Duffy (£5.0m) and Adam Webster (£4.4m) in the back-three and shifting six-foot-seven centre-back Dan Burn (£4.5m) out to left wing-back.

While Bernardo (£4.4m) missed out with a knock, Martin Montoya (£4.5m) was also absent with tonsilitis, which saw Solly March (£4.9m) to right wing-back, having spent most of the season on the opposite flank.

Even though Brighton’s defence has not looked to sure of itself this season, this was the first match in which they remained very tight for most of the afternoon, lasting until the 91st minute.

The very tall Dan Burn was shifted to left wing-back in order to counteract Burnley’s aerial threat

“Definitely not (asked if Brighton should move away from playing out from the back). Defensively we have only got one clean sheet and there have been times where we could have done better in avoiding goals, but there have been moments which have influenced the outcome. We don’t seem to be getting that bit of luck to consolidate positions at the moment. It’s hard to find the reasons for that some times. It’s hard to find why those patterns happen and sometimes you get the rub of the green and sometimes you don’t, so you have to just keep working hard until it changes.” – Mat Ryan

It was only after Dyche made a tactical change of his own that Brighton let their guard down. Chris Wood (£6.3m), who was quiet once again, was replaced by Jay Rodriguez (£5.7m) in the 66th-minute, while Matej Vydra (£5.4m) was added to the equation as a third centre-forward in the place of Jack Cork (£5.0m) in the 78th.

With Brighton set up to defend the skies, Vydra’s movement helped Burnley outmanoeuvre them on the ground, setting up fellow substitute Jeff Hendrick (£5.4m) place an effort beyond Mat Ryan (£4.6m) from outside the box.

That said, this situation is not one that the Clarets will have to face every week. With them hosting Norwich in Gameweek 6 and travelling to Aston Villa after that, there are certainly some fixtures that can perhaps return Barnes to his early-season goal-scoring form.

However, Dyche admitted that he might be tempted to make changes to his largely consistent team selection when he meets Norwich next weekend.

Referring to all three subs, Hendrick, Rodriguez and Vydra, he explained he was impressed with their impact on the game, which certainly should concern owners of Wood, perhaps Barnes less so.

“All three of them affected the game so I was pleased with that. I’ve told them there will be certain players (rotated), obviously defenders it doesn’t change as much, but you have to keep everyone involved. I think that’s the important thing here, we’ve always worked on a group mentality, so I want to keep everyone’s mind on it.” – Sean Dyche

“You can score in this league and all our strikers know that, it’s just about when it does come, you have to be ready to put it in the back of the net. I’m not worried about it. We’re playing good as a team, playing well as a strike partnership so I can’t be too down about it because I’m ready. Five years ago you’d get more worried about it but, for me, as long as the team’s creating chances, the goals will come. The stats are telling us the team’s creating a lot more chances than in previous seasons. It’s dropping to Barnesy at the moment and he’s finishing them fantastically so we can’t argue with that.” – Chris Wood

Maupay has benefitted from the departures of Locadia and Andone in terms of pitch-time

For most of the game, Brighton stretched Burnley’s back-line and will certainly feel unfortunate not to have taken all three points.

They achieved that with a front-three of Glenn Murray (£5.8m) and Pascal Groß (£6.5m) supporting Neal Maupay (£6.0m) who finally got his first home goal of the season.

The former Brentford man used his pace to cause Burnley problems while Murray and Groß spent much of the afternoon providing the ammunition for him.

Solly March’s versatility has been useful for Potter so far

Also crucial to Brighton’s attacking play was the effort of the versatile March. Capable of playing in a number of positions, including number 10 and winger, he was used as a right wing-back and it was his pass that set up Maupay for his goal.

While it is still frustrating to see him playing out-of-position as an FPL midfielder operating at wing-back, if he can get more involved in the goals for his team, March could still offer some value at £4.9m. Manager Potter believes there is more to come from him.

“When he has too much time to think, I’m not sure it’s the best for him. We spoke about that. I think he’s got talent, he’s a good player, he has got quality. He just needs to play with a bit of freedom. If you look at the last two or three games, he has played left wing-back, he has played right wing-back and he has played pretty much as an extra midfield player, as a ten. That tells you we think he is a football player and that he can play in a lot of positions. The key thing for him is he needs to contribute in the final third, the attacking third, more than he has because he has got the quality to do that. Obviously, it was nice for him to do that (on Saturday) and give support for Neal. But I think there is more to come from Solly.” – Graham Potter

Meanwhile, Yves Bissouma (£5.0m) edges closer to his first minutes of the season following a shoulder injury. He featured on the bench for the first time against Burnley but remained there as an unused substitute.

Once he is back to full speed in Potter’s mind, the Mali international should present an additional option to rotate in and out of the team for either Dale Stephens (£4.5m) or Davy Pröpper (£5.0m) when he wants to make tactical changes.

“I think it was more just to help him reintegrate with the group. It was good for him to be out there but, at the same time, with the way the game was going, I didn’t feel it was the right time to put him on.” – Graham Potter

Aaron Mooy (£4.9m) also awaits further game-time since signing for Brighton on loan from Huddersfield Town. There had been suggestions that he would come straight into the side and take over set pieces, but as yet, that has not occurred.

The Australian featured as an 80th-minute substitute in the place of Murray against Burnley and has just 15 minutes to his name in 2019/20. Compatriot Ryan believes he will feature more often at some stage, but it is not clear when that will be.

“(Mooy) is a quality player. He’s demonstrated that in the time he has had in the Premier League, for Australia and throughout his career. We are blessed to have quite some depth in the squad and he is working hard each day to try to make the most of the minutes he is getting. I am sure over the course of the season he is going to be right up there with the appearances. I am sure he will start some games here and there too but that is obviously up to the gaffer.” – Mat Ryan

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Brighton and Hove Albion XI (3-4-2-1): Ryan; Webster, Dunk, Duffy; Burn, Pröpper, D Stephens, March (Bong 90′); Murray (Mooy 80′), Groß; Maupay (Connolly 84′).

Burnley XI (4-4-2): Pope; Pieters, Mee, Tarkowski, Lowton; McNeil, Cork (Vydra 78′), Westwood, Lennon (Hendrick 59′); Wood (Rodriguez 66′), A Barnes.

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Lessons learned from Gameweek 5

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  1. Miniboss
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 25 days ago

    2fts to spend, 0.2 itb, no idea what to do. Any suggestions?

    Heaton
    TAA Robbo Zinchenko Digne Lundstrom
    Salah Sterling(c) Mount KdB
    Pukki

    Button Dendoncker Adams Greenwood

    1. Respect My Authoritah
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 25 days ago

      I think the time has come to lose a Liverpool defender to upgrade Adams

      1. Respect My Authoritah
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        9 months, 25 days ago

        Alternatively, a simple Heaton to Pope?

    2. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 25 days ago

      lose robbo

    3. wulfranian
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 25 days ago

      I would start Adams.Heaton->Pope.

    4. Freddiebell
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 25 days ago

      Gee wiz. you need another forward. I'd get Abrahams or Barnes

  2. Here Comes The Son ★
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 25 days ago

    Did Poch actually say it's "Aurier's place to lose"? Somebody said that on the first page but can't find anything on it.

    1. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 25 days ago

      I wondered that - sounds like something we'd say here to convince ourselves

      1. Here Comes The Son ★
        • 2 Years
        9 months, 25 days ago

        Cemented in my wildcard, cheers mate!

        1. Respect My Authoritah
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          9 months, 25 days ago

          The article title is a bit misleading - he doesn't say that

          1. Miguel Sanchez
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            9 months, 25 days ago

            Agreed - I think he is a good option but will still be rotated. Have some bench cover if playing 3 atb

            1. Turns
              • 3 Years
              9 months, 25 days ago

              That's my plan. Aurier unlikely to be subbed-on if benched and have two of Lund, Lowton, and Cantwell to come on.

              1. avfc82
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • Has Moderation Rights
                • 10 Years
                9 months, 25 days ago

                I think he could be worth it at 4.9, he's just about cheap enough.

    2. Shuko
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 25 days ago

      "I think he was very happy. We were very happy too. I think the performance was great. First half was fantastic, his concentration and focus. Now he needs to show and be consistent. It's not only one game and the second game the focus and intensity start to drop. That is the key in our team, not only him but all the players."

    3. avfc82
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 25 days ago

      Pochettino challenges Aurier to make the right-back spot his own, but then doesn't select him to travel to Greece to play CL - seems a bit odd but I hear he's left Danny Rose behind too.

      On the one hand, he should start vs Leicester, but if Walker-Peters comes in tonight and plays a blinder, who knows.

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 5 Years
        9 months, 25 days ago

        could be a good punt. problem is if it doesnt work out who do you replace him with ?

        1. avfc82
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 10 Years
          9 months, 25 days ago

          Probs Soyuncu, slightly cheaper, fixtures improve soon.

  3. Karan14 (Brazil Nuts)
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 25 days ago

    Pope
    TAA - Digne - AWB
    Mane - Sterling - KDB - Mount! - Cantwell
    Pukki - Barnes

    (Button - VVD - Lundstarm - Wickham)
    1.0m & 1ft

    If Mount is out for just this game ill save Ft and start VVD.
    But if he's out for longer?

    A) VVD & Mount to Son & Rico (-4)

    B) Mount & Wickham to Tammy & Hayden/Dendo (-4)
    (Exact cash so depends on Tammy price rise before Friday)

    C) Mount to Maddison
    (Will be tough to get Tammy next week)

    D) Save Ft and make 3/4 transfers next week with more info

    1. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 25 days ago

      For A can you afford better than Rico?

      1. Karan14 (Brazil Nuts)
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        9 months, 25 days ago

        Nope unfortunately not.

  4. HarryB29
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 25 days ago

    How do we rate Lundstram away to Everton this week and benching Mount?

    1. Avon calling
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 25 days ago

      2 or 3pts

      1. Baked baines
        • 5 Years
        9 months, 25 days ago

        What makes up his 3 points? Curious?

        1. Respect My Authoritah
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          9 months, 25 days ago

          1 bonus 🙂

          1. Baked baines
            • 5 Years
            9 months, 25 days ago

            1 bonus when they’ve conceded. Bold AF!

            1. Respect My Authoritah
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              9 months, 25 days ago

              It's already happened this season

        2. Little Frank
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          9 months, 25 days ago

          An assist and an own goal?

        3. Pukki Party
          • 2 Years
          9 months, 25 days ago

          Assist and red card?

  5. casparschwa
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 25 days ago

    Best cheap defenders (5m or less)?

    Mings, Soyuncu, Lundstram, Aurier, Ota.... Who else?

    1. Ritchies Magic Hat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 25 days ago

      Not Ota - but he’s more than 5m anyway. Lowton, Pieters... Tomori, Kiko?

    2. Differential (c)
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 25 days ago

      Engels/Guilbert good picks.
      Lowton maybe?

      1. SH
        • 5 Years
        9 months, 25 days ago

        Guilbert nailed?

        1. Differential (c)
          • 4 Years
          9 months, 25 days ago

          Seems like it to me. Maybe a Villa fan can corroborate?

    3. wulfranian
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 25 days ago

      Sokratis

    4. Baked baines
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 25 days ago

      Mings

  6. tricpic
    • 10 Years
    9 months, 25 days ago

    Ryan
    TAA Digne Lundstram
    Salah KDB Sterling Cantwell
    Auba Pukki Ayew

    Button Rico Kelly Hayden
    Weak bench but anyone offer improvements to this?

  7. Offs!de
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    9 months, 25 days ago

    How does it lokk? Too ambitious??
    .
    Pope/Butt
    Diop | Ward | Engles | Rico | Lunda
    Salah | Sterling | KDB | Son | Hayden
    Abraham | Wilson | Pukki

    1. Baked baines
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 25 days ago

      That defence would give me nightmares.

    2. Toblerone52 - Hung like a H…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 25 days ago

      You need trent imo. and cantwell is excellent value so I'd try fit him in.

    3. Mingo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 25 days ago

      Your defence is absolute filth but you already know that. Front 7 certainly look good but I can't see many points from your back line on a regular basis. Could you move Salah to Mane and upgrade one of your 4.5s to Ota or Zinch?

      1. Offs!de
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        9 months, 25 days ago

        Yeah, that's possible

    4. Skull And Gnomes 9 SCOTT TA…
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 25 days ago

      Soggy Bottom.

    5. Freddiebell
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 25 days ago

      You're going to have some low Gw's with that terrible defence. Salah > Mane Aub > Abraham and upgrade that defence

  8. No Totti No Party
    • 8 Years
    9 months, 25 days ago

    Is Aurier a starter now ?

    1. Captain_Shirokov
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 25 days ago

      will be rotated

    2. avfc82
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 25 days ago

      Too early to tell, prob looks good for the weekend tho as he won't play CL today.

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        9 months, 25 days ago

        Is he suspended in UCL?

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          9 months, 25 days ago

          Just seen Aurier and Rose were rested. That nails Aurier in my WC.

        2. avfc82
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 10 Years
          9 months, 25 days ago

          Can't be, he didn't feature much at all in CL.

    3. Freddiebell
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 25 days ago

      He's a rotation risk for sure.

  9. Firmino
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 25 days ago

    Thoughts on this wildcard team?

    Pope Button
    Robbo Otamendi Soyuncu Rico Hanley
    Salah Sterling KdB Son Cantwell
    Abraham Pukki Greenwood

    1. The_Fish
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 25 days ago

      Solid enough team, pretty template.

    2. SH
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 25 days ago

      TAA in place of Robbo. Wouldn’t get Rico and Hanley both. Salah>Mane and upgrade defense?

    3. Freddiebell
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 25 days ago

      If you're having a Liverpool defender it's got to be TAA. Salah to Mane too.

  10. FALSE PROFIT
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 25 days ago

    Being a pain and carrying on about free hit chips:
    If (before I use the FH chip) I have 2 FT's and I go Firmino Sterling Mcginn to Auba Son and Mount for -4.
    I then use the FH chip.
    Do i have next week the players I transferred prior to hitting the FH button, seeing Auba Son and Mount in my side? and having -4 against my team? If this is the case it must be wise to use the any transfer and hit the FH button afterwards.

    1. Pukki Party
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 25 days ago

      Doesn't matter when you press activate fh. Your team reverts to exactly same team as gw before.

      1. FALSE PROFIT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        9 months, 25 days ago

        It is not what I am being told.
        People are saying when I make the tfrs before activation then that will be my side going forward. Seems strange as I would have thought they applied the same rule as a WC chip.

        1. Pukki Party
          • 2 Years
          9 months, 25 days ago

          They are wrong. (If they haven't changed the rules this season but haven't heard anything)

    2. Wild Rover
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 25 days ago

      The transfers would be cancelled and you would still have Firmino Sterling Mcginn in your team. 100%

      1. FALSE PROFIT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        9 months, 25 days ago

        Cheers Pukki and Rover. But every tutorial states the team reverts back to before you hit the free hit chip. How confusing?!!!!!!!!!!!!

        1. Wild Rover
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          9 months, 25 days ago

          Well it does sort of, but it goes back to the team you started the gameweek with, not the team you had immediately before playing FH

          1. FALSE PROFIT
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            9 months, 25 days ago

            Fair enough. But being misleading it is easy to waste the 2 tfr's I saved.

            1. Wild Rover
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              9 months, 25 days ago

              You only waste one tbf 🙂

  11. Here Comes The Son ★
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 25 days ago

    Pope
    Mina, Otamendi, Aurier
    Salah, Son, KDB, Cantwell
    Wilson, Auba, Barnes

    Button, Tomori, Rico, Hayden (0.7ITB)

    Thoughts on this WC chaps? I've left money in the bank so that Barnes can become Pukki or Abraham. I know I should probably just start with either Pukki / Abraham... but you know when you get a hunch you can't shake. Feel good about Barnes for the immediate fixtures.

    1. Respect My Authoritah
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 25 days ago

      100% start with Pukki over Barnes. Abraham v Wilson should be your main question point, not Pukki.

    2. The_Fish
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 25 days ago

      Going without Pukki seems insane to me.

  12. The_Fish
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 25 days ago

    Henderson 4.0
    TAA Digne Soy (Tomori Lund)
    Salah Sterling James Cantwell (Dendoncker)
    Auba Pukki Abraham

    How's that for a WC team?

    Not convinced by James but I'm struggling to see a better option and this team manages to squeeze in Auba.

  13. Atimis
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 25 days ago

    Am I right to say that Mane can match Salah, Auba - Kun, and Son - Sterling?

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 25 days ago

      for the season ?

      1. Atimis
        • 3 Years
        9 months, 25 days ago

        Next weeks

        1. Ajax Hamsterdam
          • 5 Years
          9 months, 25 days ago

          ok. maybe yes then 🙂

    2. Respect My Authoritah
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 25 days ago

      Maybe. Who knows.

      I'd back Auba over Kun, but can see it either way.

      I'd heavily back Sterling over Son.

    3. Karan14 (Brazil Nuts)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 25 days ago

      He can match or better any of them.

    4. COK3Y5MURF - UJFC
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 25 days ago

      Over the whole season? The first two more or less can, but Son won't even get close to Sterling.

      1. Atimis
        • 3 Years
        9 months, 25 days ago

        Have love and hate relationship with Sterling

    5. Freddiebell
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 25 days ago

      I think mane will easily match Salah this year. Mane looks hungry for goals

  14. Mackans
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 25 days ago

    Thoughts on my WC team?? (0.0 ib)

    Pope
    Trent Digne Aurier
    Sterling Mane De Bruyne Cantwell
    Wilson Abraham Pukki
    Bench: Button, Söyüncü, Lundstram, Dendonker

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 25 days ago

      Looks great - I have almost the same but Son and Auba for Wilson and Sterling.

      Think Hayden maybe a safer 4.5 than Dendocker now.

      1. tricpic
        • 10 Years
        9 months, 25 days ago

        I have almost the same except Auba and Ayew over Wilson and Abraham

        1. Freddiebell
          • 3 Years
          9 months, 25 days ago

          I'd rather wislon, Abrahams over Aub Ayew any day.

    2. grumpyman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 25 days ago

      Solid. Very similar to mine, except I've gone Son over Mane and Auba over Wilson.

    3. Freddiebell
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 25 days ago

      Really like this team. Well balanced

  15. mikess
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    9 months, 25 days ago

    Wildcard defensive structure?

    What's your opinion?

    I feel there's legs to go with both Rico and Lundstram

    1. Captain_Shirokov
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 25 days ago

      Not Rico.

      1. Captain_Shirokov
        • 1 Year
        9 months, 25 days ago

        If you really need a 4m, go Hanley

        1. Respect My Authoritah
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          9 months, 25 days ago

          Will make hardly any difference

          1. mikess
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            9 months, 25 days ago

            Rico at least has assist potential

            1. Captain_Shirokov
              • 1 Year
              9 months, 25 days ago

              Won't have assist potential if he's not on the pitch

              1. mikess
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                9 months, 25 days ago

                Why change a winning side?

                1. Captain_Shirokov
                  • 1 Year
                  9 months, 25 days ago

                  Paid big money for Kelly, once he's fit he's in imo

                  1. mikess
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    9 months, 25 days ago

                    Pretty much the same amount they paid for Rico

                    1. Respect My Authoritah
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      9 months, 25 days ago

                      I do think Kelly will replace Rico, but maybe not straight away.

    2. Respect My Authoritah
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 25 days ago

      Works if the other 3 can start every week, or one of them rotates with Lundstram. Rico won't start often.

  16. SOTHPAW
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 25 days ago

    Would you transfer Sterling to Salah? Would give me Aguero, KDB, Mane and Salah. Feels more balanced?

    1. The_Fish
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 25 days ago

      The rest of the team must surely be awful?

      1. SOTHPAW
        • 2 Years
        9 months, 25 days ago

        Not bad.
        Adrian
        Digne, Pieters. Lundstram
        Sterling,Mane,KDB,Mount,James
        Aguero, Pukki
        Stek, Greenwood, Mings, Kelly

        1. SOTHPAW
          • 2 Years
          9 months, 25 days ago

          I think Mane and Salah will get more points than Sterling and I have Aguero, KDB

    2. Respect My Authoritah
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 25 days ago

      Hmm. Not sure. Probably not

    3. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 25 days ago

      balanced...

      That word again.

  17. No Totti No Party
    • 8 Years
    9 months, 25 days ago

    VVD Mount -> Soyuncu Son
    No hit, How does it sound?

    1. The_Fish
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 25 days ago

      Sounds ok... is Mount definitely out? After Liverpool their fixtures look decent.

      1. No Totti No Party
        • 8 Years
        9 months, 25 days ago

        Haller -> Tammy will be next move after pool game.

    2. Karan14 (Brazil Nuts)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 25 days ago

      Sounds good if Mount is definitely out for more than 2 weeks.

  18. HarryB29
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 25 days ago

    Am I g2g this week? Is it stupid to bank the transfer and bench mount?

    Pope (Button)
    Digne/TAA/Otamendi/Lundstram (Mings)
    Cantwell/Salah/Sterling/KDB (Mount)
    Pukki/Barnes (Greenwood)

    1. Mingo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 25 days ago

      See how long he's out for. If it's 1-2 weeks then I'd bench him and swallow a couple of drops. If it's longer then you may want to reconsider. I don't see any obvious swap though around that price. Possibly James, Tielemans when his fixtures clear up? I don't fancy Cebellos or McGinn and everyone already has Cantwell.

      1. HarryB29
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        9 months, 25 days ago

        I have 1.2 ITB so could go up to 7.5 for a replacement, still doesnt seem to be a standout pick though

        1. Mingo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          9 months, 25 days ago

          For that I'd be going for Maddison, however he has the same issue with fixtures, although they could score at home to Spurs and then there is just away at Liverpool. Fraser seems to be getting it together now and Dilva if you are feeling punty.

  19. Captain_Shirokov
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 25 days ago

    Seeing quite a few WC teams with Tomori/Rico/Aurier as part of a back five. Will end in tears.

    1. mikess
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 25 days ago

      I'd say with all 3 currently it's their shirt to loose. It's about rotation with players those brackets. If they get dropped you have two other defenders to fill in as most are swapping to a 343

    2. Mingo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 25 days ago

      I've got Rico, however he will be rooted to 3rd place on my bench 95% of the time. More than one of those I agree is a serious risk. I'd like to see Tomori get a run of games and want to see what happens when Rudiger is back before jumping on him.

  20. 577cmot
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 25 days ago

    Which Midfield + Attack looks best?

    A)

    Salah Sterling KDB Cantwell (Hayden)

    Abraham Pukki Barnes

    B)

    Salah Sterling Mount Cantwell (Hayden)

    Aubameyang Pukki Barnes

    1. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 25 days ago

      took me a while to see the difference.
      lol

  21. Hryszko
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 25 days ago

    Who gets the captains armband this week?

    1. Salah
    2. Son
    3. Aguero

    1. avfc82
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 25 days ago

      Surely Aguero out of those options.

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 25 days ago

      3

    3. Mingo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 25 days ago

      Aguero

  22. Differential (c)
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 25 days ago

    Template WC draft, sue me.

    Gunn
    TAA Lundstram Rico
    Sterling Mane Son Cantwell
    Aubameyang Abraham Pukki

    Woodman Lowton Guilbert Nakamba

    0.0m ITB

    Defence shaky, but really like the MID and FWD sections.

    1. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 25 days ago

      thats not template.

      1. Differential (c)
        • 4 Years
        9 months, 25 days ago

        Really? Seen a lot of WC teams with this in there, with variations in the defence.

        1. Christina.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          9 months, 25 days ago

          Son and Mane % ownership in top 10k is non existant. Auba also.

          1. Differential (c)
            • 4 Years
            9 months, 25 days ago

            Really? Good to know! Makes me feel a lot better about my team haha.

  23. Goonerly
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 25 days ago

    Would you recommend doing Kane + KWP -> Firmino & Digne?
    It'd be for a hit though..

    1. Goonerly
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 25 days ago

      Or should I just do the obvious KWP --> Aurier for this GW?

    2. Turns
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 25 days ago

      Not sure on Digne with Everton's shaky defence

  24. Bubbles1985
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 25 days ago

    Are we expecting news on Mount today?

    I bought him in at 6.1m so really do not want to remove him unless I am forced to!
    Also have Kelly and Aarons so my squad is thin...

    1. avfc82
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 25 days ago

      Doubt we'll hear much till the press conference, maybe tomorrow.

  25. Fuddled FC
    • 8 Years
    9 months, 25 days ago

    Could the return of Hudson-Odoi affect gametime for Mount?

    1. Offs!de
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      9 months, 25 days ago

      may be. wait and see

  26. Skull And Gnomes 9 SCOTT TA…
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 25 days ago

    Can Guendouzi cover Pépé's points?

    1. Differential (c)
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 25 days ago

      Its no contest if we're judging their hair. Matteo all the way

    2. Pukki Party
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 25 days ago

      Actually yes

      1. Skull And Gnomes 9 SCOTT TA…
        • 2 Years
        9 months, 25 days ago

        Done. Wow! all that extra wonga. 🙂

  27. Christina.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    9 months, 25 days ago

    well balanced

    synonyms: sensible, well adjusted, reasonable, rational, level-headed, sound, practical, discerning, logical, able to think clearly, lucid, clear-headed, coherent

    1. Skull And Gnomes 9 SCOTT TA…
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 25 days ago

      Thank you.

    2. SOTHPAW
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 25 days ago

      Bought a dictionary today then?

  28. Differential (c)
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 25 days ago

    Villa fans.

    Would you say Guilbert is nailed? Im of the opinion he is, but what do y'all think?

    1. avfc82
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 25 days ago

      I think so, defensively we're doing okay, tho there were a couple of moments on Monday where I had my head in my hands watching him.

      1. Differential (c)
        • 4 Years
        9 months, 25 days ago

        I remember when he skied a shot and got a yellow for a cynical challenge vs Everton, but other than that has done well for you guys.
        Cheers mate.

    2. mikess
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 25 days ago

      I've splashed out extra on Mings for his BPS potential. Absolutely nailed too. Gilbert shows up on a few stats tables for defenders like

      1. Differential (c)
        • 4 Years
        9 months, 25 days ago

        I wish I had the money to go up for Engels/Mings, but I just dont haha.

    3. Here Comes The Son ★
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 25 days ago

      Not a Villa fan but you would think that it's his place to lose. Since he came into the team, they've only conceded 1 in the last 3. Not saying he was responsible for that, but don't see why the manager would change that.

      1. Differential (c)
        • 4 Years
        9 months, 25 days ago

        Agree, no need to change a winning formula.

  29. EMEA
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 25 days ago

    Transfer Plan for coming few GWs, which one you pick?
    A. Salah + Mount + Barnes > Mane + Son + Abraham (-4 hit)
    B. Salah + Barnes > Mane + Auba (no hit)

    Seem Plan A all-rounded, and feasible if Mount needs a rest

    1. Tshelby
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 25 days ago

      B avoid the hit for me. Depends on how long Mount is out for.

  30. Turns
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 25 days ago

    Morning chaps. How am I looking on WC?

    Pope
    TAA - Aurier - Lowton (Soyuncu - Lund)
    Sterling - KDB - Mane - Son - Cantwell
    Tammy - Pukki (4.5)

    > Understand Aurier rotation risk, but decent bench to cover
    > Understand Auba risk, but don't want to lose Sterling/KDB

    1. Tshelby
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 25 days ago

      Double Burnley?
      Seems good pretty template wildcard.