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. Sgt Frank Drebin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 24 days ago

    Allegedly Mount has told reporters that he is hopeful of being available for the game against Liverpool.Has anyone got an exact quote maybe?

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 24 days ago

      Nice.
      😀

    2. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 24 days ago

      Won't make a difference anyway 🙂

    3. Pukki Party
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 24 days ago

      "He has got an ankle injury which we don’t know how bad it is," Lampard said after Tuesday night’s defeat.

      "We are going to have to assess it in the next 24-48 hours to see the scale of the injury, to see how the injury is.

      "It’s too soon to say, obviously it was a shame because he was playing so well and started well and we had to make the change early."

      1. Pukki Party
        • 2 Years
        9 months, 24 days ago

        The Mirror

        1. Pukki Party
          • 2 Years
          9 months, 24 days ago

          Also: But he left the stadium without the need for crutches or a protective boot - and Lampard says they are hopeful tests will show minimal damage and he will be fit to feature against the table-topping Reds.

          1. Sgt Frank Drebin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            9 months, 24 days ago

            Thanks! In deed it looked like it wasn't anything serious. From what I remember he played couple of minutes after that horrible tackle and even made couple of sprints so he should be fine, but nevertheless he's a doubt for the weekend

            1. Pukki Party
              • 2 Years
              9 months, 24 days ago

              Only watched replay video of the tackle, looked really bad on the slow mo tbh.

              1. Sgt Frank Drebin
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                9 months, 24 days ago

                By nothing serious I meant that it is not a long term injury - if not starting this weekend he should start the next game after that - or at least this is what I hope for!

                1. Pukki Party
                  • 2 Years
                  9 months, 24 days ago

                  Agree.

      1. Sgt Frank Drebin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        9 months, 24 days ago

        Thanks - very helpful. If his ankle was swollen I guess the chances for him starting vs Liverpool are rather low then?

        1. Wild Rover
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          9 months, 24 days ago

          My money would be on him resting this week and then back next week but who knows? Just can't see it being too serious, certainly not worth selling with fixtures after this week

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

            this

            1. Sgt Frank Drebin
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              9 months, 24 days ago

              Yep agreed.

        2. Nightcrawler
          • 1 Year
          9 months, 24 days ago

          That is true. No chance of him starting imo

        3. Amey
          • 1 Year
          9 months, 24 days ago

          Cameo against tired Taa/Matip then 😛

        4. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
          • 5 Years
          9 months, 24 days ago

          Too much speculation - just wait for some official news.

      2. Freddiebell
        • 3 Years
        9 months, 24 days ago

        Looks like mount may miss the weekend game if his ankle was swollen.

    4. Soto Ayam
        9 months, 24 days ago

        People need to start selling mount asap. If so, there's slight chance I can pick him up for 6.4 next week.

    5. Tombory
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 24 days ago

      Is auba a better pick than sterling of I have KDB also?

      I'm on wildcard but can have either auba or sterling...

      1. FOMFF
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        9 months, 24 days ago

        I don't think so. I think the move is both.

      2. FOO FIGHTER
          9 months, 24 days ago

          Who else do you have in midfield?

          1. Tombory
            • 2 Years
            9 months, 24 days ago

            Mane son KDB and cantwell

            1. FOO FIGHTER
                9 months, 24 days ago

                Not bad. Your decision at the end of the day.

                I have no Sterling but have KDB, Kun plus Mane and Salah.

          2. Emp
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            9 months, 24 days ago

            I don't see how auba being a better pick than sterling can possibly have anything to do with you owning kdb?

            1. Tombory
              • 2 Years
              9 months, 24 days ago

              Obviously having KDB does increase the chance of getting man City attacking returns if I don't have sterling, it's very simple really

          3. Freddiebell
            • 3 Years
            9 months, 24 days ago

            Not imo

        • The_Fish
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          9 months, 24 days ago

          Pope 4.0
          TAA Digne Soy (Rico Lund)
          Salah Sterling Mount Cantwell (Dendoncker)
          Auba Pukki Abraham

          How's that for a WC team?

          1. Fuddled FC
            • 8 Years
            9 months, 24 days ago

            great but sacrificing Son & KDB for it

          2. Freddiebell
            • 3 Years
            9 months, 24 days ago

            Mid looks light

        • The Train Driver
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          9 months, 24 days ago

          Auba and Sterling owners, who are you capping?

          1. Nightcrawler
            • 1 Year
            9 months, 24 days ago

            Aguero

            1. Amey
              • 1 Year
              9 months, 24 days ago

              Keep it up !!

          2. Matt Sk
            • 8 Years
            9 months, 24 days ago

            Sterling ( and I got nothing from my captain just once this season 😉 )

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

              F

            2. The Train Driver
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              9 months, 24 days ago

              Going Auba, haven't blanked a C yet so far...

            3. Amey
              • 1 Year
              9 months, 24 days ago

              Thank you for information 😀
              KDB/Mo then

          3. MoManeTaa
            • 2 Years
            9 months, 24 days ago

            if sterling starts tonight i am captaining auba...sterling otherwise

          4. Tamagotchi Massacre
            • 5 Years
            9 months, 24 days ago

            Not touching city until I see how their defensive crisis effects them

            1. Tamagotchi Massacre
              • 5 Years
              9 months, 24 days ago

              (Aub C)

            2. Wild Rover
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              9 months, 24 days ago

              They'll probably go all out attack so that the defending doesn't matter. 😉

        • Krupinho
            9 months, 24 days ago

            2 FTs (and -4 hit for the following)

            VVD / Kane/ McGinn- Out

            Bedanak / Cantwell / Auba- In

            Pope
            Zinc TTA Bedanak Digne
            Salah Sterling Cantwell Dend / Hayden
            Auba (c) Pukki

            Heaton Lund Dend / Hayden / Greenwood

            Thoughts?

          • Amey
            • 1 Year
            9 months, 24 days ago

            Just saw the highlights of Arsenal match. Two things stand out:
            A. I don't like Auba/any other Arsenal asset as they don't creat enough chances. Definitely not at expense of Mo Raz KDB.
            B. Arsenal have two Clowns at CB 😀

            First goal was a joke !!

            1. Nightcrawler
              • 1 Year
              9 months, 24 days ago

              Arsenal been playing like this since emery joined and auba has delivered almost always when he's been played up front. Don't see why it would change

              1. Amey
                • 1 Year
                9 months, 24 days ago

                He's unreliable & unpredictable imo
                Don't like my potential © to be like that.
                I had him instead of Kun during that deluded hattrick run of Kun !

                1. Regin
                  • 2 Years
                  9 months, 24 days ago

                  With laca out injured, auba great option now

            2. MoManeTaa
              • 2 Years
              9 months, 24 days ago

              yeah i feel the same...after the villa game, selling auba martial to rashford son

              1. Amey
                • 1 Year
                9 months, 24 days ago

                Won't bring Rashford in

                1. MoManeTaa
                  • 2 Years
                  9 months, 24 days ago

                  then wilson son on

                  1. Amey
                    • 1 Year
                    9 months, 24 days ago

                    Like it

            3. Emp
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              9 months, 24 days ago

              What are you guys talking about he was the joint golden boot winner last year lol

          • ryacoo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            9 months, 24 days ago

            Which 3 of Salah, Mane, KDB, Sterling, Son, Auba would you go on a WC?

            1. kinghenry14
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              9 months, 24 days ago

              salah sterling auba imo

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

              Sterling, Mane, KDB/Son.

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

              there are no wrong answers btw

            4. Toblerone52 - Hung like a H…
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              9 months, 24 days ago

              I've gone for 4 Salah, KDB, Son and Kun

            5. Freddiebell
              • 3 Years
              9 months, 24 days ago

              Mane sterling KDB son salah Aub in that order.

          • Rik Waller
            • 2 Years
            9 months, 24 days ago

            Looking to downgrade VVD.

            Otamendi or Bur defender or someone else?

            1. Amey
              • 1 Year
              9 months, 24 days ago

              Lowton Soyuncu

            2. Skull And Gnomes 9 SCOTT TA…
              • 2 Years
              9 months, 24 days ago

              Can you wait a week and get Masuaku.
              Fixtures look okay for the Spam in the near future.

              1. Skull And Gnomes 9 SCOTT TA…
                • 2 Years
                9 months, 24 days ago

                And they kept Norwich out! 😯

          • kinghenry14
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            9 months, 24 days ago

            what would you do with this lot? 2FT 0ITB

            pope
            taa digne boly
            salah sterling mount cantwell
            kun pukki barnes

            4.0 lundstram kelly 4.4

            maybe sell boly but there aren't really that good options in defence for less than 5mil so idk...

            cheers

            1. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
              • 5 Years
              9 months, 24 days ago

              If you are happy with Boly and there are no better fodders out there, may as well not make any changes.

          • Regin
            • 2 Years
            9 months, 24 days ago

            Do we reckon Aguero is nailed despite Jesus return? Aguero better pick than sterling? Sterling seems to be playing too wide now.

            1. Sgt Frank Drebin
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              9 months, 24 days ago

              Aguero playing really well recently. My money would be on Jesus starting in CL and Aguero in the Premier League. However he still can be subbed after 60 minutes I guess unless Pep returns to playing with 3 atb and 2 upfront but I'm not sure he will do that without Mendy available. Either way I was set on selling Aguero after Watford and I think nothing changed my mind so far.

            2. Matt Sk
              • 8 Years
              9 months, 24 days ago

              I guess the one from the pair who will play tonight wont start at the weekend, but with Jesus back Aguero will probably be subbed early. Sterling better pick in my opinion

            3. Freddiebell
              • 3 Years
              9 months, 24 days ago

              Aguero will never be nailed when jesus is fit to play.

          • Sgt Frank Drebin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            9 months, 24 days ago

            Any roumors maybe about Martial fitness? Seen Dinery writing something that he should be OK but wasn't 100% sure.

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

              missed training again today

              1. Would Ed Woodward
                • 1 Year
                9 months, 24 days ago

                ffs

              2. MoManeTaa
                • 2 Years
                9 months, 24 days ago

                cantwell and lund to start for me then...wid mount martial kelly on d bench

              3. Sgt Frank Drebin
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                9 months, 24 days ago

                Not good... I would say that he won't start at the weekend but a cameo is possible, but that's just my guess....

              4. Freddiebell
                • 3 Years
                9 months, 24 days ago

                If that's true I can't see him starting. Maybe on the bench but not starting

          • Regin
            • 2 Years
            9 months, 24 days ago

            With lacazette out, and auba playing centre forward, think auba is a great choice now. Agree?

            1. Nightcrawler
              • 1 Year
              9 months, 24 days ago

              Totally

            2. Freddiebell
              • 3 Years
              9 months, 24 days ago

              Don't like arsenal assets tbo

            3. EdSabry
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              9 months, 24 days ago

              Say Lacazette is back after the IB (GW 8) does that make Auba non-viable? Would suck to have to bring Auba in for just the couple of gameweeks. For the record I think Auba might be reliable to score regardless of where he plays

          • Wally banter
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            9 months, 24 days ago

            Thoughts on this wc team

            Pope
            Soyancu Digne Guilbert Lundstarm Kiko

            Mane Sterling KDB Cantwell Son

            Wilson Pukki Tammy

            Currently sitting on 130k, but effed up myself by moving in for mount early and spending a hit to do so.

            1. DantheManinaPan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              9 months, 24 days ago

              Perfect front 8, nice job

            2. FOMFF
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              9 months, 24 days ago

              I like it

              1. Wally banter
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                9 months, 24 days ago

                Thank you, kept feminia considering under quique sanchez flores they have kept a dcent number of cs and apart from this week he is a playable asset.
                Is he a better choice than yoshida?

                1. FOMFF
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  9 months, 24 days ago

                  don't you plan on playing 3-4-3 rotating Lund and Guilbert? Kiko could be a Rico/Kelly and bank the cash.

            3. EdSabry
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              9 months, 24 days ago

              I have this exact WC team in mind. Not sure between Auba + Mount or Wilson/Haller + Son though

              1. Wally banter
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                9 months, 24 days ago

                I have mount in my non wc team, it all depends on the extend of his injury

                1. EdSabry
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  9 months, 24 days ago

                  Mount looks like incredible value, but then again Son is Spurs' effective number 9 ATM with great fixtures too. Potentially captainable

            4. HarryB29
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              9 months, 24 days ago

              Your defence is very cheap and 3 of them face a top 6 team this week

              1. Wally banter
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                9 months, 24 days ago

                Yes, need to survive this week, i may play
                Digne(best choice this week), Lundstarm (2 points max), Soyancu (again 2 max expected)

                From next week guilbert n kiko is playable

            5. Freddiebell
              • 3 Years
              9 months, 24 days ago

              Nice team. Only thing missing is TAA then it would be a very nice team.

              1. Wally banter
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                9 months, 24 days ago

                I tried to do it by selling digne, still cant do it

          • King Kohli
            • 7 Years
            9 months, 24 days ago

            How does this WC team look?

            Pope
            Digne Soy Lowton
            Sterling Mane Son Cantwell
            Kun Tammy Pukki

            4m Hayden Rico Hanley

            1. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
              • 5 Years
              9 months, 24 days ago

              9 out of 11 starting players the same as the one above

            2. DantheManinaPan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              9 months, 24 days ago

              You're gonna need a bench I'm afraid

          • EdSabry
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            9 months, 24 days ago

            Who is a bigger priority after the next gameweek, Auba or Son?

            1. AuFeld
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              9 months, 24 days ago

              Without question, PEA.

              1. EdSabry
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                9 months, 24 days ago

                I was thinking to downgrade Auba to say Haller or Wilson and use the extra cash to go Mount to Son (already have Abraham, Pukki, KDB, Mane, Sterling)

                Bad idea you reckon?

            2. COK3Y5MURF - UJFC
              • 3 Years
              9 months, 24 days ago

              Without question, Son.

            3. Wally banter
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              9 months, 24 days ago

              Son, Arsnl created so little last week and the mood around the club is not the best. I will be reluctant to cap him in any of the weeks upcoming.

              PEA i love as a player but, other than may be AVL and Bou i dont see a big haul in next 5

            4. MTPockets
              • 11 Years
              9 months, 24 days ago

              Depends when Lacazette's back. Think I'd pick Son after next gw if had to choose

              1. Wally banter
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                9 months, 24 days ago

                Laca is not back for next 3-4

                1. MTPockets
                  • 11 Years
                  9 months, 24 days ago

                  Only 2 games until October (one's away at mun) and they said after next gw so maybe only 1.
                  International break after gw8 so would have thought 2 max without Lacazette in their case

            5. StayoutheSpiceZone
              • 2 Years
              9 months, 24 days ago

              Son away at a decent Leicester team

              Auba at home to a team who were still conceding chances against 10 man West Ham

              There is your answer!

              1. EdSabry
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                9 months, 24 days ago

                I was thinking after next GW with 2 FT. Otherwise for GW 6 Auba is the clear winner

            6. Freddiebell
              • 3 Years
              9 months, 24 days ago

              Son

            7. EdSabry
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              9 months, 24 days ago

              You guys recon Son is captainable at all?

              1. AuFeld
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                9 months, 24 days ago

                Prior to the weekend. He was on a seven match barren run for goals (not including suspension). LEI has conceded the fewest amount of goal and has the second lowest xGA. I wouldn't captain him this week.

                1. Trophé Mourinho
                    9 months, 24 days ago

                    That’s why he is captain material, u guys over think stuff too much.

            8. Al-Chemy
                9 months, 24 days ago

                Reckon I'm good to go?

                Pope (Heaton)
                TAA Digne Aurier Soy (Lunds)
                Salah Sterling Son Cantwell (Mount)
                Tammy Pukki (Greenwood)

                Change I'm potentially thinking is Aurier, Sterling and Greenwood to Rico, KDB and Wilson.

                Thanks!

                1. FOMFF
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  9 months, 24 days ago

                  gtg

              • Would Ed Woodward
                • 1 Year
                9 months, 24 days ago

                Montoya is such a non-entity that his fitness probably won't even come up.

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

                  Sometimes I forgot I even have him

                  1. Would Ed Woodward
                    • 1 Year
                    9 months, 24 days ago

                    I remember that he's got me 0 points, are you starting him this week?

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

                      Currently have Lundstram ahead of him but depending on Mount's fitness, he may have to slot in for me.

              • Trophé Mourinho
                  9 months, 24 days ago

                  Barkley is so bad I swear. That penalty.. William knows he is useless as well look at Wilkins face after he is just like I told you so...

                  1. Trophé Mourinho
                      9 months, 24 days ago

                      Willian *
                      Phone autocorrect 🙁

                      1. Miguel Sanchez
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        9 months, 24 days ago

                        Unfortunate typo that

                  2. T.Henry14
                    • 6 Years
                    9 months, 24 days ago

                    2FT here and exactly money to do Mount&Barnes --> McGinn&Abraham.

                    Yay or nay?

                    For this week I was planning Mount on bench (Cantwell in) and Barnes have Norwich home game, but If I wait for this Abraham's price will rise and I wont be able to do that in the next GW.

                    My team:
                    Pope, 4.0
                    Arnold, Digne, Pieters (Lundstram, Kelly)
                    Salah, Sterling, KDB, Cantwell (Mount)
                    Pukki, Haller, Barnes

                    1. FOMFF
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      9 months, 24 days ago

                      I'm holding Mount, I think sellers will be losing money when they try to resting in a week.

                  3. Aubaaaaa
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    9 months, 24 days ago

                    Which trio?
                    A. Sterling Matip Alder
                    B. KDB TAA Digne

                    1. Chelsea91
                      • 1 Year
                      9 months, 24 days ago

                      A

                  4. Chelsea91
                    • 1 Year
                    9 months, 24 days ago

                    Pope
                    Lund,Matip,Aurier
                    Salah,sterling ,mane,kdb,cantwell
                    Pukki,Abraham

                    Good to go mate? Captain sterling

                    1. Skloppy Kops
                      • 5 Years
                      9 months, 24 days ago

                      Interesting one.. but DEF is shouting help.
                      Matip and Aurier are never nailed enough

                      1. Chelsea91
                        • 1 Year
                        9 months, 24 days ago

                        Matip to Mings and Aurier to arsenal def?

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

                    I think all are set in my WC, right?
                    Pope|4.00
                    TAA, Engles, Soyu, Rico, Lunda
                    Mane, Sterling, Son, Cantwell, Hayden
                    Auba, Tammy, Pukki
                    .
                    0.3m ITB

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

                    Mount won't rise again

                    1. el polako
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      9 months, 24 days ago

                      Peaked already.

                  7. Slitherene
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    9 months, 24 days ago

                    Pope
                    VvD Digne Zinchenko
                    Salah KdB Son Sigurdsson
                    Callum Ayew Pukki
                    Heaton Soyuncu Diop Stephens

                    1 FT, 0.0 ITB

                    Been losing value on this team since GW1
                    Any ideas on what to do with this bunch??

                    1. Would Ed Woodward
                      • 1 Year
                      9 months, 24 days ago

                      It's not bad or anything, downgrade Siggy and upgrade Ayew?

                  8. Rinseboy
                    • 8 Years
                    9 months, 24 days ago

                    Thoughts on Mount and Haller to a 4.5 and Wilson with 2 FTs?
                    Give me some money in the bank for Barnes to Tammy next week also if I want.

                    Pope
                    TAA Digne Rico Lunds Soyuncu
                    Salah Sterling KDB Cantwell Mount
                    Barnes Haller Pukki

                    1. Don Kloppeone
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      9 months, 24 days ago

                      I thought about the Haller to Wilson move but tbh Haller has better stats and is looking to be less of a classic troll than Wilson.

                      Depends on Mount news also. If he looks to be out for 1 GW then he is still golden to hold onto imo

                    2. T.Henry14
                      • 6 Years
                      9 months, 24 days ago

                      I like it.
                      But I'm a little nervous about weak rotation with 4.5MID.

                  9. Sgt Frank Drebin
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    9 months, 24 days ago

                    If Che Adams doens't score this week he joins my hall of shame of my most annoying FPL picks...

                    1. Le Bluff
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      9 months, 24 days ago

                      Yeah he's been unfortunate! Could prove good value later on in the season.

                    2. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
                      • 5 Years
                      9 months, 24 days ago

                      Looked great in pre-season. My sympathies.

                  10. Tinmen
                    • 6 Years
                    9 months, 24 days ago

                    Folks, is Solskjaer having a press conference today before the Astana game?

                  11. Wally banter
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    9 months, 24 days ago

                    I am loving wilson going under the radar due to tammy, auba hype

                    All his next 5 is perfect for a bully like him.

                    1. Sgt Frank Drebin
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      9 months, 24 days ago

                      He's a great pick too - but with so many forwards doing well - you can't have them all!

                    2. Le Bluff
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      9 months, 24 days ago

                      Will score similarly to Abraham and Pukki throughout the season, IMO.

                      Still a great pick.

                    3. el polako
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      9 months, 24 days ago

                      Pukki, Barnes and to lesser extend Wesley & Haller are to blame.
                      Wilson priced just a touch too high for a BOU player.

                    4. jtreble
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      9 months, 24 days ago

                      Pukki and Tammy look like better picks though.

                      1. Wally banter
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 7 Years
                        9 months, 24 days ago

                        You can have all three though

                        1. jtreble
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          9 months, 24 days ago

                          I will soon.

                    5. Freddiebell
                      • 3 Years
                      9 months, 24 days ago

                      I agree. Wilson over haller all day long

                  12. StayoutheSpiceZone
                    • 2 Years
                    9 months, 24 days ago

                    I know you can't predict Pep, but I have a feeling that Kun plays tonight and Jesus starts Sunday. Obviously nothing concrete, just a hunch.

                    1. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
                      • 5 Years
                      9 months, 24 days ago

                      Not sure whatI am supposed to do with this information, but thanks 🙂

                      1. StayoutheSpiceZone
                        • 2 Years
                        9 months, 24 days ago

                        You're welcome. My mystic services are free - and mostly crap

                        1. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
                          • 5 Years
                          9 months, 24 days ago

                          😀

                    2. Le Bluff
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      9 months, 24 days ago

                      Last year Pep seemed to favour Jesus more for the European games, if memory serves me correctly.

                    3. Skull And Gnomes 9 SCOTT TA…
                      • 2 Years
                      9 months, 24 days ago

                      32 Red

                    4. Krionos
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      9 months, 24 days ago

                      My hunch is that it will be the exact opposite.

                  13. grooveymatt65
                    • 6 Years
                    9 months, 24 days ago

                    Hi guys! 

                    What are your thoughts on this wildcard team? 

                    i tried to keep double city because of fixtures but also wanted Son. Only regret is not having Aubameyang.

                    Pope Button

                    Aurier Pieters Soyuncu Lundstrum Diop 

                    Son Sterling Mane De Bruyne Chong

                    Haller Abraham Pukki

                    0.0 itb

                    thanks guys!! 🙂 🙂