Scout Notes

Aguero benched as Man City and Spurs give team selection clues

Fantasy Premier League managers were handed some clues to unlock the Manchester City and Spurs team selections for Gameweek 6.

The two sides made their Champions League bow for the 2019/20 on Wednesday night, with both managers making changes to their sides.

These alterations have helped predict their respective line-ups when they face Watford and Leicester respectively this weekend…

Shakhtar Donetsk 0-3 Manchester City

Goals: Riyad Mahrez (£8.5m), Ilkay Gündogan (£5.3m), Gabriel Jesus (£9.5m)

Assists: Gündogan, Mahrez, Kevin de Bruyne (£9.8m)

Sergio Aguero (£12.1m) owners were able to relax as they watched Manchester City’s Champions League win over Shakhtar Donetsk on Wednesday night.

The centre-forward was named among the substitutes for the trip to Ukraine and stayed on the bench for the duration as Pep Guardiola’s men made light work of their opponents in a 3-0 victory.

Gabriel Jesus (£9.5m) led the line, scoring the third and final goal of the encounter, as he played the full 90 minutes.

Such a turn of events means that Aguero is the most likely starter when Manchester City host Watford on Saturday afternoon, which could have a considerable effect on the captaincy debate.

Jesus playing 90 minutes midweek means Aguero looks likely to start against Watford

The Argentinian has already closed the gap on Raheem Sterling (£12.3m) in our latest poll, having yet to blank in the Premier League this season and averaging 9.2 points per game.

Those in possession of Aguero’s English colleague are likely to be nervous about his chances of playing against Watford in Gameweek 6 after Sterling played 90 minutes yet again on Wednesday night.

The game-time has stacked up for the attacker recently, as he was heavily involved in both of England’s matches over the international break, was forced into playing the whole game in the surprise defeat to Norwich, and stayed on the pitch for the duration midweek.

Meanwhile, Guardiola’s alternative options for the wide attacking midfield positions have both had rests in the last few days.

Bernardo Silva (£7.8m) played 72 minutes at Carrow Road and featured only as a 77th-minute substitute against Donetsk.

Mahrez got himself a goal and assist on Wednesday night

Furthermore, Riyad Mahrez (£8.5m) got his time off in Gameweek 5, registering just 17 minutes against Norwich, before producing a goal and an assist in an impressive performance in Ukraine.

“Last season when he (Mahrez) played, he played good, but this season he is more regular and his performances have been top. He helps with defending and has been doing both, the same with Sterling. It’s a pleasure to watch.” – Pep Guardiola

However, Sterling owners should not panic just yet, as there is still a case for his inclusion in Manchester City’s Gameweek 6 starting line-up.

The defeat at Norwich has left Guardiola’s side five points adrift of Liverpool at the top of the Premier League, so he may still want to use his best winger when they face Watford.

Furthermore, there will be subsequent opportunities for Sterling to get a rest in the coming days. Manchester City travel to Preston for a League Cup match midweek and host Dinamo Zagreb the following Tuesday.

If Sterling is rested for the Watford game, and is likely not used at Deepdale, he would be looking at a 10-day rest for the Gameweek 7 trip to Everton, which would probably be somewhat excessive. If the player starts against Watford, he will likely still get a seven-day rest period before going to Goodison Park, which hopefully Guardiola will be happy with, especially considering he could rotate him out when Zagreb come to the Etihad Stadium too.

Sterling owners may be concerned by his continued heavy usage by Guardiola

Either way, there does remain plenty of uncertainty surrounding Sterling and his owners should pay close attention to Guardiola’s next press conference.

Just as was the case in Gameweek 5, he was unfortunate not to get some attacking returns against Donetsk.

While he was deployed perhaps wider than his owners would be happy with, Sterling still had a few chances to be involved in goals, mostly in the second half.

With Manchester City already 2-0 up, Ilkay Gündogan (£5.3m) pounced on a loose pass in midfield and drove through the Donetsk defence, his shot directly at goalkeeper Andriy Pyatov.

The shot-stopper could not hold onto the ball though, forcing Sergey Krivtsov into a terrible clearance straight at a loitering Sterling. The England international probably did not expect such a poor effort from the defender and rushed his shot from close range, watching it cannon off the post.

After initially playing out wide, Sterling drifted into the middle a bit more for the last 25 minutes, and could have got himself an assist, had Kevin de Bruyne (£9.8m) been more accurate. He set up the Belgian for a drive from range which went just wide of Pyatov’s post.

De Bruyne got himself an assist in Ukraine and could have arguably scored twice

After frustrating his owners with a Gameweek 5 benching, De Bruyne looks likely to be involved against Watford this weekend.

Not only may Guardiola realise he needs his best central midfielder back in the team as he chases Liverpool’s Premier League lead, but the Belgian has also now had sufficient rest time.

He played just 33 minutes at Carrow Road and, despite starting in Ukraine, came off after 77 minutes.

De Bruyne’s ability remains unquestioned as he registered his sixth assist of the campaign on Wednesday night. It was him who set up Jesus for his goal in the second half, starting a counter-attack and putting the Brazilian one-on-one with Pyatov.

The midfielder also had another chance to score before that in the first half, played through by Jesus and rattling a powerful effort just wide of the post.

Given his performance on Wednesday night, De Bruyne certainly looks in good shape to get some attacking returns against Watford.

As expected, Fernandinho (centre) played at centre-back for Manchester City

There were also important developments in defence for Manchester City, both of which should be of particular interest to Fantasy managers.

The first was that, as expected, defensive midfielder Fernandinho (£5.3m) dropped back into centre-back alongside Nicolas Otamendi (£5.4m), with both Aymeric Laporte (£6.4m) and John Stones (£5.4m) out injured.

The Brazilian, who does have experience in defence, looked fairly confident and assured against Donetsk, suggesting that Manchester City’s clean sheet potential may not have been as heavily damaged as first feared.

The hosts still had some chances, but often Fernandinho was the one on hand to frustrate them.

In the first half, Júnior Moraes was played through by Taison but his shot, under pressure from Fernandinho, was straight at Ederson (£6.1m).

It was the goalkeeper’s movement that denied Moraes when he got through again but Fernandinho’s tracking back was very important for the striker’s third and final chance of the game.

He got through on Manchester City’s defence perhaps a little too easily, and Ederson had come too soon and too far away from his goal, so Moraes attempted a lob. However, Fernandinho had, in the mean-time, moved back to cover the goal and usher the shot out of play.

With both Laporte and Stones out long-term, Fernandinho should be at centre-back once again on Saturday, which may inspire some much-needed confidence in Manchester City’s back-line.

“I didn’t have doubts that Ferna would do that. Of course, Ferna is a player who can play many positions and has good personality and that’s why he is so important for us.” – Pep Guardiola

“It was a quiet night at the back but the team have made a very good game. It was easier at the back because we played as a team and the guys up-front closed down the space. I’ve been training in this position since the start of the season. Pep knows all about our squad and team. Today was my opportunity and I hope I can improve more.” – Fernandinho

Gündogan was arguably one of the best players for City and could get more Premier League game-time with injuries in defence

Fernandinho’s shift into defence may also unlock the potential of central midfielder Gündogan, who is likely to get more game-time with the Brazilian not competing for his position.

He was arguably the best player on the pitch against Donetsk, earning himself a (Fantasy) assist for Mahrez’s opener, hitting the post before the Algerian netted the rebound, and scoring himself.

In fact, the German international probably could have had a hat-trick had he been a bit more fortunate.

“The important thing is the credit he has from all of us, (Gündogan) is an exceptional player. He knows how good he has to play because there are many in that position. In centre-back, we have many injuries but in that position, we have many players. He had seven months out in the first year but now I am so satisfied and people can start to look at what he’s done over recent months for this club. We couldn’t have won the Premier League the way that we did it without him, especially when he plays in three positions. Outstanding performance from Ilkay today.” – Pep Guardiola

Zinchenko may not be as adversely affected by Mendy’s return as we first feared

Finally, Oleksandr Zinchenko (£5.6m) owners may have been concerned by Benjamin Mendy‘s (£5.9m) return to the matchday squad on Wednesday night, but their fears were actually alleviated in the end.

The Frenchman was named on the bench and did take to the field in the 83rd minute, but not in the place of Zinchenko.

Mendy came on for Rodri (£5.5m) and played at left-back while Guardiola pushed Zinchenko into central midfield.

The Ukraine international played that position in both matches for his country between Gameweeks 4 and 5, scoring a total of two goals.

So there is now a possibility that Mendy’s return, rather than damaging Zinchenko’s potential, could actually do the opposite and improve it. However, it is still early days and we may have to wait a few more weeks to see exactly what impact the two left-backs will have on each other.

“I’m so happy he’s back, he lost a lot of time. He worked hard on his recovery. He’s an important player for us, it’s a long season and we need more players. I’m happy for him.” – Oleksandr Zinchenko

Manchester City XI (4-2-3-1): Ederson; Zinchenko, Fernandinho, Otamendi, Walker (Cancelo 81′); Gündogan, Rodri (Mendy 83′); Sterling, De Bruyne (B Silva 77′), Mahrez; Jesus.

Olympiakos 2-2 Tottenham

Kane scored another penalty as Spurs drew with Olympiakos

Goals: Harry Kane (£11.0m), Lucas Moura (£7.3m)

Assists: Ben Davies (£5.5m)

There were very few positives for owners of Spurs assets to take from their 2-2 draw with Olympiakos on Wednesday night.

Harry Kane (£11.0m) netted a penalty while Lucas Moura (£7.3m) scored an impressive effort from range, but their 2-0 lead came against the run of play.

Furthermore, they surrendered that advantage in the end, allowing a spirited Olympiakos side back into the game.

Since May 2016, Spurs had not let a 2-0 lead slip in any competition until this month, when they have done so twice, first to Arsenal in Gameweek 4 and now to Olympiakos.

“When we are not showing that intensity that the competition demands we struggle. We are not talking about quality. We’re talking about being focused, concentrated, aggressive, anticipating the action. How many times did we anticipate today? How many times we were not proactive like we were against Palace. That is a very good example in three days, it’s a massive difference. It’s not about tactics, it’s not about quality players, it’s about the quality of preparing yourself to be ready to fight.” – Mauricio Pochettino

“You can see why the manager is frustrated. He has been here for five years now and we are still making similar mistakes as we were the first year. We are not young any more, we are not inexperienced, we have played in big games for club and country. We have to try to find a way to get around it and improve and get better. That is all we can try to do.” – Harry Kane

Eriksen was poor for Spurs on Wednesday night

Many of us have been expecting Mauricio Pochettino’s men to play much better when Christian Eriksen (£8.8m) is in the starting XI but he was very poor on Wednesday night.

In what was described by local press as one of his worst ever performances in a Spurs shirt, the Danish international created very little and lacked movement off the ball too.

Eriksen did play an excellent cross into Dele Alli (£8.4m) in the second half, which he put in the net after being ruled out for offside.

However, Eriksen’s delivery across the whole match was poor, especially his set-pieces. In fact, his corners were so bad that, by the end of the match, both Ben Davies (£5.5m) and Erik Lamela (£6.0m) had taken corner duties off the Danish international.

Alli was denied a goal on his return by a correct call from the linesman

Alli’s return to the team is certainly of interest to Fantasy managers as he made his first start of the season.

However, it may be some time before we can consider him a viable option with Spurs themselves proving a little unreliable and it being early days for Alli.

Obviously, he did find the net in Greece, although was ruled out for offside, and he also showed some poor decision-making in the final third later in the game.

In the 64th minute, he was played through on goal but shot across goalkeeper José Sá when he probably should have squared it to Kane.

“(Alli) was injured and he needed to be back. We are going to help and try to find the best level that he needs to start to be the same as he was. Today was a tough game when the collective performance wasn’t the same and for sure it wasn’t a great game, but overall I am happy with his performance. Of course, we know well, and he knows, that he needs to improve but he only needs time now.” – Mauricio Pochettino

Sánchez was one of many Spurs defenders who did not impress in Greece

As much as Spurs were uninspiring going forward, they were also somewhat suspect in defence. A lot of Olympiakos’ efforts in the first half came down Davies’ flank, including the goal.

After Miguel Ángel Guerrero had hit the post early on, Giorgos Masouras was allowed too much space for his shot, directing it into the ground and over the bar.

It was Daniel Podence who got the deserved break-through in the 43rd minute. He was released inside Davies’ run back towards the Spurs goal by Mathieu Valbuena, slotting in a powerful finish.

In the second half, it was Jan Vertonghen (£5.3m) who was at fault, fouling Valbuena for the penalty he eventually scored.

Also enduring a poor evening was Davinson Sánchez (£5.4m), who Pochettino continues to experiment with at right-back. Just as was the case in the Gameweek 4 draw with Arsenal, he struggled, although admittedly, there was nobody as threatening as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£11.0m) this time.

Son’s role as a substitute should solidify his chances of starting in Gameweek 6

Perhaps the only positives to come out of Spurs trip to Greece for Fantasy managers was a hint at their Gameweek 6 line-up.

Both Son Heung-min (£9.6m) and Erik Lamela (£6.1m) were benched for this match and featured as substitutes only after the 73rd and 76th minute respectively.

With both players scoring in the Gameweek 5 win over Crystal Palace, their return to the team for Saturday’s meeting with Leicester seems likely and could spark Spurs back into better form.

That said, Lamela’s main contribution to the effort in Olympiakos will have frustrated his team-mates. He had an opportunity down the left-hand side of the penalty box to square to a number of options but opted to blast a shot at the near-post which was saved.

Tottenham Hotspur XI (4-2-3-1): Lloris; B Davies, Vertonghen, Alderweireld, Sánchez; Ndombele (Sissoko 62′), Winks; Alli (Son 73′), Eriksen, Moura (Lamela 76′); Kane.

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Lessons learned from Gameweek 5

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  1. Ask Yourself
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 8 days ago

    Why is Aubameyang doing this to us. KDB or salah (c) if he plays 90 I guess oh hell

    1. Trophé Mourinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 8 days ago

      you werent expecting Auba to start tonight?

      1. Ask Yourself
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 8 days ago

        No one did John-Jules was expected to. Emery never plays anyone serious in early stages of the cup

        1. Trophé Mourinho
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 year, 8 days ago

          who on earth is john-jules lol, idk even

          1. Ask Yourself
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 year, 8 days ago

            Then I can see why you thought Auba would start

            1. Trophé Mourinho
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 year, 8 days ago

              indeed, because it was highly unlikely barry from the pub was going to be starting up front for arsenal

              1. Ask Yourself
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 year, 8 days ago

                Jesus

    2. mazkills
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 8 days ago

      KDB and hope for a realistic 1 goal 1 assist game (or 3 assist game)

      1. Ask Yourself
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 8 days ago

        Sounds good to me

    3. Tshelby
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 8 days ago

      Same dilemma here KdB or Salah. Think I might just put it on Salah for a super sunday.

      + Chelsea defense isn't all that great.

      1. Ask Yourself
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 8 days ago

        He could absolutely poo all over their defence

      2. sirmorbach
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 8 days ago

        Currently having ths dilemma but with Salah/Sterling. Have you decided anything yet mate?

    4. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 8 days ago

      Looks like a weak Frankfurt too. Hopefully good for auba’s Confidence

      1. dezille
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 8 days ago

        Agueroooo (C)

        1. Ask Yourself
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 year, 8 days ago

          I wish. After this week he’s dead as an option but at least you can get Auba GW8

          1. dezille
            • 3 Years
            1 year, 8 days ago

            Why dead as an option?

  2. vincentwsho
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 8 days ago

    Which one as the first bench player, Cantwell or Lundstram?

    1. linkafu
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 8 days ago

      Cantwell

    2. nico05
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 8 days ago

      lUND

    3. petergriff
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 8 days ago

      Lundstram

    4. mazkills
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 8 days ago

      Cantwell. He looks really good on the field, I expect him to get picked up by a bigger team in the near future.

    5. Bobby Digital
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 8 days ago

      Stram

      1. Bobby Digital
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 8 days ago

        What I mean is that you should play Cantwell.

  3. tissae
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 8 days ago

    Potential WC.
    Is this good enough? What would ou change or GTG?

    Pope
    TAA -- Otamendi -- Digne
    Salah - KDB - Mount - Cantwell
    Aguero - Pukki - Abraham

    Bench: Button -- Tomori -- Lundstram -- Dendoncker 0.9 itb.

    1. ‘Tis the Season
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 8 days ago

      Stopped reading at Ota

    2. La Roja
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 8 days ago

      Stopped reading at Ota

    3. petergriff
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 8 days ago

      Looks good. Dendoncker might drop tonight.

    4. Lalrota
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 8 days ago

      Good team. Can be a 433 as well right with Cantwell benched and Tomori playing?

      1. tissae
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 8 days ago

        Yeah, thats the option to consider

    5. Here Comes The Son ★
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 8 days ago

      Started reading at Ota.

      Nice team

      1. La Roja
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 8 days ago

        TAA and Pope are terrible picks then?

    6. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 8 days ago

      Swap Otamendi for Aurier

      1. ‘Tis the Season
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 8 days ago

        Lol no don’t do this

    7. Freddiebell
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 8 days ago

      Long term I'd want sterling over Aguero now jesus is back. Can you do Aguero > Barnes mount > sterling

    8. Kay317
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 8 days ago

      This is my exact wild card team apart from I've taken a punt on aurier over tomori. My only thought was to try and get son in but means destroying defence

  4. sunzip14
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 8 days ago

    Dilva+VVD> Son+Lowton, Yay or Nay? Have Kane, but also have KDB+Sterling.

    1. St Pauli Walnuts
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 8 days ago

      Yay

  5. Lalrota
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 8 days ago

    Pope
    TAA Otamendi Soy Diop Tomori
    Mane KDB Son Cantwell 4.4
    Auba Wilson Pukki

    Can be a 433 or 343.
    Soy Diop and Tomori give a nice 3 way rotation for 433. Can use Cantwell if 343.

    Thoughts??

  6. yakirh
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 8 days ago

    Is it insane to go without Pukki on WC?

    1. La Roja
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 8 days ago

      Nothing is insane on internet

    2. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 8 days ago

      with upcoming fixtures yes

      1. yakirh
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 8 days ago

        I know its Pukki he's insane!!
        But Norwich have 2 away games against solid defensive teams

        1. Pukki Blinders
          • 1 Year
          1 year, 8 days ago

          then AVL, bou, bha, WAT in the 5 after that 😉

          1. yakirh
            • 4 Years
            1 year, 8 days ago

            You are probably right

    3. Tshelby
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 8 days ago

      I picked Barnes over him last week on my wc and I really regret it.

    4. mazkills
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 8 days ago

      why?

      1. yakirh
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 8 days ago

        I want Auba+Kun+Tammy

    5. Freddiebell
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 8 days ago

      I think if doing a WC you got to have pukki and keep for the season unless he gets injured. That lads going score loads of goals this season and against anyone.

  7. Pukki Blinders
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 8 days ago

    Is playing Montoya (new) over VVD crazy?

    1. yakirh
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 8 days ago

      Probably

    2. sirmorbach
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 8 days ago

      I think it is, yes, all due respect.

    3. La Roja
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 8 days ago

      It’s not crazy. It’s just mental

      1. Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 8 days ago

        Lmao

  8. Silent Friend
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 8 days ago

    Ozil rested nice

    1. PogBruno
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 8 days ago

      Auba?

    2. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 8 days ago

      Not sure that’s what i’d Call it

    3. ‘Tis the Season
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 8 days ago

      Dropped you mean

  9. PogBruno
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 8 days ago

    Team Value vs points

    When a player gets injured for 2-3 GWs, would u prefer to sell him and lose the value you've gained on him; but get the points from the players coming in

    OR

    Would you just hold and use less popular players from the bench until the player gets back from injury

    This has always been a problem for me - I can never convince myself to sell an injured player - over the seasons I have hold onto a few injured players for too long

    1. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 8 days ago

      That’s why you need a good bench player. Cantwell is the perfect one for this. Then you wouldn’t have to worry as losing that value is annoying when you have to buy back a player like mount at a higher price after. Get a good bench and your problems are solved

      1. PogBruno
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 8 days ago

        Even with a gud bench, I am just wondering if it's better to sell the player; thus prioritizing points over TV

        1. Ask Yourself
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 year, 8 days ago

          Cantwell is prioritising points AND TV for me. But points over TV for me always generally

    2. Gooner Kebab
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 8 days ago

      This contributed to Martial-gate.

      1. PogBruno
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 8 days ago

        Same here

      2. teneighty
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 8 days ago

        Has he fallen in price yet?

    3. teneighty
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 8 days ago

      I also tend to hold injured players for too long but there is always something else more pressing. And I never take hits unless it's for players I want long-term.

  10. stu92
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 8 days ago

    Ederson - Ryan
    Robbo - VVD - Digne - Ota - Lunds
    Salah - KDB - Martial - McGinn - Ceballos
    Pukki - Haller - Greenwood

    Thinking of one of the following:

    A) GW6 - Ederson/Martial > Button/Son (-4)
    GW8/9 - Son/Greenwood > Maddison/Abraham

    B) GW6 - Ederson/Martial > Button/Maddison (or similar price)
    GW7 - Greenwood > Abraham
    GW8/9 - Similar option > Maddison

    Want to unlock the value in Ederson that currently isn’t getting me clean sheets. Fed up of Martial and starting to lose value. Long term think I want to cover Leicester but their fixture run isn’t great currently, so using Spurs while they look good. Is planning this far ahead silly?!

  11. Lalrota
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 8 days ago

    Pick one on WC

    A Auba(C) Otamendi
    B Aguero (C) Rico

    1. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 8 days ago

      A but B with Hanley if he’s buried on your bench, Rico is out of the team very soon.

    2. Freddiebell
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 8 days ago

      A but only because Ageuro jesus rotation.

  12. Zim0
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 8 days ago

    When is Lampards press conference? Need to know how severe Mounts injury is

    1. sirmorbach
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 8 days ago

      All major newsources say he's a doubt for Liverpool but it's not serious

      1. Zim0
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 8 days ago

        Yus it's highly likely he doesn't start against liverpool. I need to know how long hes out so i can make a decision to get him out or bench him

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 8 days ago

      Tomorrow - Mount didn't train today though...

      1. Zim0
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 8 days ago

        Thanks

  13. llmja
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 8 days ago

    Repost
    On WC

    A.POPE/BUTTON
    VVD AURIER SOYUN RICO LUNDSTRAM
    SALAH KDB SON CANT HAYDEN
    AGUERO TAMMY PUKKI

    OR

    B.POPE BUTTON
    VVD AURIER DIGNE RICO LUNDSTRAM
    SALAH KDB SON CANT MOUNT
    Tammy PUKKI C.WILSON

    A OR B
    THANK YOU

    1. La Roja
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 8 days ago

      For the love of god, stop screaming lad

    2. Freddiebell
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 8 days ago

      Imo B is better

  14. mazkills
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 8 days ago

    Digne - VVD - Maguire (lundstram - Pieters)
    Mount - KDB - Salah - Sterling (cantwell)
    Pukki - Haller (Greenwood)

    Planning on saving transfer this week...

    with 2 FT and 1.4 itb
    Digne > 4.5-4.6 and Greenwood > Tammy ?

    1. FOMFF
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 8 days ago

      Good move. I fancy Everton to get the CS this week though.

  15. Here Comes The Son ★
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 8 days ago

    Can't decide whether to start Cantwell or back the Burnley clean sheet. (Own Lowton)

    1. mazkills
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 8 days ago

      live a little and start Cantwell

  16. FOMFF
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 8 days ago

    1. TAA, Cantwell, Abraham
    2. Aurier (or other 5.2 and below), Cantwell and Auba

    1. mazkills
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 8 days ago

      do you have VVD or Mount?

      1. FOMFF
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 8 days ago

        No VVD, yes Mount

    2. mazkills
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 8 days ago

      If it were me I would go 2. It's a toss up.

      1. FOMFF
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 8 days ago

        Who would be the defender?

    3. Freddiebell
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 8 days ago

      1 all day

  17. Badger Badger Mushroom Mush…
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 8 days ago

    Best 4.5 mid?

    Currently on Hayden

    1. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 8 days ago

      Yep sad isn’t it

      1. Badger Badger Mushroom Mush…
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 8 days ago

        Very. Dendonker is going to drop though

  18. Lalrota
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 8 days ago

    Auba starting today.
    Are Auba owners having any doubt about captaining him at the weekend?

    1. tucaoneo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 8 days ago

      I think Auba is rotation proof at this point.

      1. FOMFF
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 8 days ago

        agreed.

      2. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 8 days ago

        This. The only way he comes off early is if he has wrapped up the game on Sunday.

  19. Soapy
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 8 days ago

    Looking at 3 possible moves. Any advice here please lads?

    Adrian
    AWB AMN Montoya
    Sterling KDB Mane Cantwell *Mount
    (C)Aguero Pukki

    Button Lundstram Söyüncü Wickham
    2ft 0.9 itb

    A) Mount/Wickham to Tammy & 4.4mid
    B) Mount/Montoya to TAA/Dendonker
    C) Sterling/Mount to Son/Pepe

    1. Freddiebell
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 8 days ago

      A and for God's sake don't even think about doing C !

  20. amitmishr
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 8 days ago

    Any decent 4.5mn defender, who can rotate with soyuncu. Need replacement for Emerson. Have lundi, Robertson, Rico as other defenders and pope as gk.
    Need to save money here for an eventual lanzini to son trade next week

    1. Hot Toddy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 8 days ago

      Hey someone better than Soyuncu

      1. Hot Toddy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 8 days ago

        *get

        1. amitmishr
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 8 days ago

          Soyuncu is there primarily rotating with Lundy right now. Thinking of Aston Villa or doubling Burnley defence with pope.

          1. FOMFF
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 year, 8 days ago

            I like Guilbert

    2. Amey
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 8 days ago

      Diop

      1. amitmishr
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 8 days ago

        Diop vs masuaku?
        Know masuaku is suspended, but ok to not play him this weekend

        1. Amey
          • 1 Year
          1 year, 8 days ago

          Diop for me
          Nailed.
          Can try Mings too if have 0.1 to spare. Or Lowton

          1. amitmishr
            • 5 Years
            1 year, 8 days ago

            Cool.
            Have 0.1 extra, so no issues there. Engels vs Ming's. Ming's looked good on the pitch but seems Engels gets the bps for some reason

            1. Amey
              • 1 Year
              1 year, 8 days ago

              Close imo with bps

  21. Zim0
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 8 days ago

    Aurier or Maitland-Niles? Or is there someone better below 5.2?

    1. amitmishr
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 8 days ago

      MN will lose his place to bellerin soon. Aurier not locked. May be Southampton beanpole?

    2. FOMFF
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 8 days ago

      asking myself this today. Think I'm going to go Dunk for the same reasons below.

  22. dezille
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 8 days ago

    A) Salah, Diop, Tomori (Hayden)
    B) Salah, Diop, Soyuncu (4.4)*
    C) Mane, Aurier, Soyuncu (Hayden)

    *Lund and Rico are my other bench fodders.

  23. Bobby Digital
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 8 days ago

    Would be pretty easy to get a team with Pepe KDB Son and Mane in midfield with a strong defense and midprised forwards. Anyone thought of this?

    1. amitmishr
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 8 days ago

      Going that way without Pepe but looking at mount+martial and one premium attacker

      1. Lalrota
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 8 days ago

        Whats your attack?

        1. amitmishr
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 8 days ago

          Right now at kun, Barnes and pukki. Thinking of moving out kun and Sterling to kdb and auba/vardy to allow for son instead of lanzing in next 2 weeks. Have 2.5 in bank for this

    2. Hot Toddy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 8 days ago

      Or just drop Pepe and buy the best players in the game.

    3. mazkills
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 8 days ago

      little early on Pepe for my taste

    4. MTPockets
      1 year, 8 days ago

      Should watch the Pepe highlights first
      Won't take long

    5. Lalrota
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 8 days ago

      Whats your team like then? Interesting thought tho.

      1. Bobby Digital
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 8 days ago

        Something like this:

        Pope
        Aurier TAA VVD Digne (Lundstram)
        Pepe Mane KDB Son (Cantwell)
        Abraham Pukki (Greenwood)

        0itb

        1. Freddiebell
          • 4 Years
          1 year, 8 days ago

          Pepe is stinking you're team

  24. mazkills
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 8 days ago

    Who would you rather have in your starting 11?

    1. Digne + Cantwell

    2. 4.5-4.6 def + Tammy

    (Currently on the first with Greenwood benched)

    1. FOMFF
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 8 days ago

      Probably 1.

    2. Freddiebell
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 8 days ago

      This week 1 long term 2

  25. Here Comes The Son ★
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 8 days ago

    Who's the most marvelous player on FPL?

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 8 days ago

      Nakamba?

      1. Here Comes The Son ★
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 8 days ago

        Winner. That was quick.

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 year, 8 days ago

          Was looking for 4.4 mid yesterday... looks like Dendocker might be dropping which isn't great news.

          1. Here Comes The Son ★
            • 3 Years
            1 year, 8 days ago

            Same 🙂 How come that's not great news? Would save 0.1 on fodder

            1. Miguel Sanchez
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 year, 8 days ago

              I'm not on the WC yet and can probably survive it a GW or two more by which point I will have dropped the Dendockey

        2. Swanremainsthesame
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 8 days ago

          At 4.4 he is on my watch list as a WC pick, see if he starts this GW

    2. Hot Toddy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 8 days ago

      Mendy

  26. Trophé Mourinho
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 8 days ago

    can u imagine if Kun got benched this week and sterling started 😀

    1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 8 days ago

      This would be the single most Pep thing that Pep could do