Scout Notes

Emery clarifies Arsenal’s penalty-taking order after Pepe opens his account

Pierre-Emerick Aubemeyang (£11.0m) is yet to blank after six Gameweeks of the 2019/20 season, with the Gabonese forward scoring the winner in Sunday’s 3-2 win over Aston Villa.

A goal was a fitting reward for his owners, who will have been cursing his generosity from 12 yards earlier in the game – as we will discuss in the Scout Notes article below.

Arsenal 3-2 Aston Villa

  • Goals: Nicolas Pepe (£9.4m), Calum Chambers (£4.4m), Pierre-Emerick Aubemeyang (£11.0m) | John McGinn (£5.6m), Wesley (£6.0m)
  • Assists: Matteo Guendouzi (£4.6m) | Anwar El-Ghazi (£5.5m), Jack Grealish (£5.9m)
  • Bonus: McGinn x3, Pepe x2, Grealish, Wesley x1

Nicolas Pepe (£9.4m) scored his first goal in an Arsenal shirt in Sunday’s five-goal thriller at the Emirates, although had to rely on a charitable gesture from Aubameyang in order to open his account.

The Gabon international took all five of the Gunners’ spot-kicks in the league in 2018/19 and would have been expected to step up again when Matteo Guendouzi (£4.6m) was felled in the Villa box after 57 minutes of yesterday’s encounter.

It was Pepe who converted the subsequent spot-kick, however, which would have been a source of great frustration to the 1.6 million Fantasy managers who now own the premium Arsenal forward.

Any concerns that Aubameyang can no longer call upon penalties as a route to FPL points were swiftly put to bed by Unai Emery in his post-match presser, however.

Pepe has an excellent record from 12 yards – he scored nine of them for Lille in Ligue I last season – but his new manager confirmed that he was behind Aubameyang and likely the injured Alexandre Lacazette (£9.3m) in the penalty-taking running order at Arsenal.

Emery said:

Yes, it’s Aubameyang who is responsible for penalties. Also Lacazette, and today for me is a very big decision from Aubameyang to let Pepe shoot to give him confidence and the possibility to score.

Really, the responsibility is Aubameyang and I was happy when I saw that decision from Aubameyang.

He is hungry every day to score, to achieve, individual and collective objectives. Today that decision shows a really great player.

Aubemeyang was again leading the line for Arsenal in Sunday’s clash with Villa, with Pepe and youngster Bukayo Saka (£4.5m) flanking him in a 4-2-3-1/4-3-3 – Dani Ceballos (£5.7m) floating between being a ‘number ten’ and a more withdrawn central midfielder.

The Villans dealt with Arsenal’s attack fairly comfortably for the large part, with the excellent Tyrone Mings (£4.6m) – who later was to cost his side a goal with an uncharacteristic error – snuffing out the threat of Aubameyang in open play.

Instead, the Gabon international had to rely on a superb 83rd-minute free-kick to continue his purple patch of form.

Aubameyang’s fixtures are excellent from Gameweeks 8-16 and a whole lot more attacking points surely beckon.

He is almost inscrutable from a statistical analysis perspective given his ability to wrestle points from virtual anonymity, although it should be stressed that he is very much benefitting from playing as a central striker – rather than a left-winger – in Lacazette’s absence.

Despite the goal and slightly improved display, Pepe still hasn’t shown enough – yet – to convince us that he can compete with the likes of Kevin De Bruyne (£9.9m) and Son Heung-min (£9.6m) in the same price bracket.

Ceballos, meanwhile, managed just one shot and one key pass and only took two of the Gunners’ nine corners, having previously looked like a possible dead-ball specialist in Gameweek 2.

The impressive Guendouzi deserves a mention: this was his sixth straight start in the top flight and he is now the leading points-scorer among sub-£5.0m midfielders.

Emery said of the FPL ‘bench fodder’ option:

With Matteo, last year when he came here he progressed and he is progressing. Really I like that spirit he has, he has talent but above all his attitude, his energy, his commitment and his behaviour.

He’s one player who is angry when he is not playing but I like that. I like that player because when they are angry they are asking you to play, when you decide that they play today they know they have a commitment to give what you need and he is one player, he is improving. I want to be calm with him, he is humble and continuing improving and growing up with us.

It was another horror show from Arsenal’s defence, however, with not one of their back four convincing and Ainsley Maitland-Niles (£5.1m) capping off a dismal display by being sent off for two bookable offences just before the interval.

Maitland-Niles’ owners at least won’t lose him to suspension (the one-match ban being served in the EFL Cup), while the ‘injury’ that saw him helped from the field after his dismissal wasn’t declared by the Gunners in Monday’s medical bulletin.

Asked about the Arsenal right-back, Emery said:

I was thinking of the possibility to change him in the first half. Why? Because it’s not easy to play in a defensive situation with one player like El Ghazi, very strong in running back on our defence. He used the yellow card, the second yellow card, he first touched the ball and really I was thinking it’s not a red card. But we needed to accept that decision and after to work with one less player.

What is our challenge in the first half, we were speaking to play here with our supporters with one less player and how we can respond and how we can make a step ahead in our response and working with our quality also and take the possibilities to come back, and we did that, but really I couldn’t have nothing to say to Ainsley for that action.

The north London side at least will be able to welcome back Hector Bellerin (£5.4m), Kieran Tierney (£5.4m), Dinos Mavropanos (£4.4m) and Rob Holding (£4.5m) from injury soon, so that may well have positive effect on their backline – but whether a club with the attack-minded Emery at the helm will ever be solid defensively is another question.

Villa themselves were better at the back than three goals conceded suggests, going down to a penalty, a direct free-kick and a Mings error for Calum Chambers‘ (£4.4m) opportunistic strike.

Trezeguet (£5.3m) was a bright spark down Villa’s left and showed why he was missed in the stalemate against West Ham last Monday, while the visitors’ two attack-minded central midfielders perfectly summed up their respective skillsets – John McGinn (£5.6m) the chief goal threat and Jack Grealish (£5.9m) the arch-creator.

One of the downsides to McGinn this season has not so much been his shot count but how few of his efforts have come from inside the opposition area.

The Scotland international rectified that on Sunday with a beautifully timed run for Villa’s opener and the budget FPL midfielder twice stung the hands of Bernd Leno (£5.0m) from distance before narrowly firing wide from 15 yards after the break.

Only three FPL midfielders have had more goal attempts than McGinn this season, although the fact that he doubled his shots-in-the-box count in one fell swoop in Gameweek 6 highlighted how many of those have been from further out.

Still, for £5.6m, some slack has to be cut and McGinn indeed is ranked third among players in his position for value for money, based on points per million spent.

Grealish, meanwhile, produced a surging run and cross for Wesley‘s (£6.0m) goal to collect his second assist of the campaign.

The Belgian striker took his goal well but didn’t get much of a look-in otherwise and wasn’t blessed with a great deal of service, with Villa’s main goal threat coming from midfield.

For the second game in a row, Villa were unable to press their advantage against ten men and actually looked worse for having a man over on their opposition.

Smith said after full-time:

We should never have conceded three goals, they’ve had some chances. When you come to Arsenal you expect that. A lot of them were outside the penalty box. We had a good shape and structure about us defensibly but, at times, I just felt we let it become a little bit like a basketball game, going end to end.

We gave three stupid goals away. We’ve planted a foot in the penalty box and I don’t think any player in this league needs much encouragement to go down. They get a penalty and we try and cushion a header in the six-yard box and they pounce and score when it should be going out for a corner. We then play a straight pass into midfield, they win it and break.

The be-all and end all, I felt at 1-0 and 2-1, there were periods where we tried to get the next goal but, on the whole, we tried to hold onto the lead rather than extend it. That was the difference, we could have extended the lead and won it comfortably.

But, for whatever reasons at times in the second half, we retracted and, if you do that against good players they can cause you problems.

Members Analysis

Arsenal XI (4-2-3-1): Leno; Maitland-Niles, Sokratis, Luiz, Kolasinac; Xhaka (Willock 72′), Guendouzi; Pepe, Ceballos (Torreira 72′), Saka (Chambers 46′); Aubameyang.

Aston Villa XI (4-1-4-1): Heaton; Guilbert, Engels, Mings, Taylor; Nakamba (Hourihane 85′); McGinn, Grealish, Trezeguet (Elmohamady 68′), El Ghazi (Lansbury 85), Wesley.

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2,229 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Azathoth
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 6 days ago

    (c) Vardy this GW isn't madness,right?

    1. Dynamic Duos
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 6 days ago

      He is who I'm thinking of going

    2. Hakim Ziyech
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 6 days ago

      Lick more vitamin c & please have a rethink

      1. Azathoth
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 6 days ago

        I may try other vitamins too.....and (c) Mo or KDB.

        1. Hakim Ziyech
          • 1 Year
          8 months, 6 days ago

          Hahahaha...funny chap 🙂 Vardy is not a bad captaincy pick actuallu but I do not have the balls to do that because there are better options.Monitor the situation of Maddison's injury & don't forget Newcastle kept a shutout at Spurs. All the best my friend 🙂

    3. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 6 days ago

      Not at all - I really need him to be quiet for 2 more weeks - even a sneaky price drop or two before GW9 (no offence!) 🙂

      1. Azathoth
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 6 days ago

        none taken....

    4. Hansel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 6 days ago

      Love it!

    5. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 6 days ago

      Will go a bit of Korean Vitamin K myself!

  2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    8 months, 6 days ago

    Liking the looks of this bunch for next few - Maddison & especially Vardy on the wish list though for GW9, possibly for Son/Dilva & Pukki/Wilson

    Pope
    TAA, Digne, Ota
    Salah, Son, KDB, Dilva
    Tammy, Pukki, Wilson
    (Button, Cantwell, Lundstram, Rico)

    Mount/Martial would also be nice to squeeze in somehow
    Rico > Tomori would be nice for the bench, but 0.5 too far

    1. Albrightondknight
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 6 days ago

      Well balanced side. Nice.

    2. FOO FIGHTER
        8 months, 6 days ago

        Martial lol. He will be warming your bench out of the blue again. Wake up in the morning when you got him the previous night and flagged.

        I wouldn't and his minutes every season to date is proof of that.

        1. Kopkloppers
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          8 months, 6 days ago

          Cantwell Lund and Rico as back up one can cary a short term injury. You have a point though.

      • Kopkloppers
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        8 months, 6 days ago

        Very good side but Maddi and Vardi could frustrate.

      • Eat my goal!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 6 days ago

        Tv?

    3. what's my name
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 6 days ago

      play
      a. barnes
      b. switch to Tammy for a hit

      thx

      1. The Units
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        8 months, 6 days ago

        B I took a hit to bring him in

    4. AC Yew
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 6 days ago

      Is Tomori a good shout. Nailed? Thinking of downgrading Digne and finding it hard to look past Chelsea's next few fixtures. Cant afford to bring Abraham in without taking a few hits and changing team dynamics.

      Other players I'm considering are:
      Soyuncu
      Diop
      Lundstram.

      Any advice very welcome!

      1. The Units
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        8 months, 6 days ago

        I assume to free up cash to upgrade attack? I'd do it. I think just one prem def is required at the moment.

        1. AC Yew
          • 1 Year
          8 months, 6 days ago

          Not sure at the moment - depends who I can afford. Itll leave me 2 premiums in the form of Ota and Robbo.

      2. Albrightondknight
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 6 days ago

        If you have got Lundstram already I wouldn't consider now due to fixtures on the way. But I don't think many who have him will drop him.

        I went Tomori early - no evidence of CS from Che but the fixtures are really good.
        Soyuncu looks a good pick and Diop has recent CS and food fixtures too so I might take a chance on him.
        Having said Diop is the only 1 of the 4 I don't own 🙂

        1. AC Yew
          • 1 Year
          8 months, 6 days ago

          Havent got Lundstram. Currently on Rico Kelly Robbo and Otamendi alongside Digne. Good point about chelsea lack of CS. Do we expect Chelsea to keep some CS in their upcoming run?

          1. Albrightondknight
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            8 months, 6 days ago

            It's more hope that the fixture help rather than any evidence that they will plus the temptation to go for a 4.5 defender in a "top 6" team is always there, plus a few more thunderbolt goals and we can forgive him missing some CS.

        2. AC Yew
          • 1 Year
          8 months, 6 days ago

          Thinking to go Soy and use the money in midfield to get Mount in - that way got both fixtures covered. Thanks for your help!

      3. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 6 days ago

        I went with Tomori over Soy, mainly because the former is closer to a princechange than the latter. Will get Soy as well, and I have 0.1 ITB to do Dunk -> Soy preferably right after deadline.

        Would have prefered Soy this week, but as I only have a wiggle room of 0.1 I went with the one about to to rise first.

      4. Bobby Digital
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 6 days ago

        Went Aurier myself

        1. AC Yew
          • 1 Year
          8 months, 6 days ago

          Was also considering but not sure if nailed!

      5. Devo-McDuff
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 6 days ago

        Rather go Soy, great fixtures on the horizon and look reasonably solid at the back unlike Chelsea.

        1. AC Yew
          • 1 Year
          8 months, 6 days ago

          Tempted to go Soy and upgrade midfield to get Mount. That way both Leicester and Chelsea fixtures are covered for their good run!

          1. Devo-McDuff
            • 1 Year
            8 months, 6 days ago

            That’s what I’ve done.

            1. AC Yew
              • 1 Year
              8 months, 5 days ago

              Sounds good - good luck!

    5. Hakim Ziyech
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 6 days ago

      Good to see Dendoncker dodging them bullets so well

      1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 6 days ago

        It's annoying as I wanted him in my team. Went with Hayden instead before pricechanges last night, as Son was about to rise, and that he was the one that I really wanted.

    6. Who Am I?
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 6 days ago

      Hello boys!

      Ryan/Button
      Robertson/Otamendi/Digne/Lundstram/Kelly

      1FT! Should i transfer out Ryan or Digne or Both?

      1. BIELSA
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 6 days ago

        Digne

      2. The Units
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        8 months, 6 days ago

        Dont take a hit for def or keeper unless enabling upgrade elsewhere.

    7. Rushford
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 6 days ago

      Heaton
      VVD TAA Digne
      Salah Sterling KDB Mount Cantwell
      Pukki Haller

      McGovern Lund Greenwood Kelly

      2FT 0.4itb

      Really want both Tammy, Auba and Son and I’d like to take funds out of defense. Still think the team looks too healthy to wildcard. What would be your priority?

      A) Haller-> Tammy

      B) Greenwood + Salah -> Son + Tammy

      C) VVD + Digne + Greenwood -> Diop + Ota + Tammy

      D) something else ?

      1. TheDragon
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 6 days ago

        C looks great

        1. Rushford
          • 2 Years
          8 months, 6 days ago

          Even for a hit? Cheers

      2. The Units
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        8 months, 6 days ago

        A and Digne to ota.

        1. Rushford
          • 2 Years
          8 months, 6 days ago

          That’s a good option. Kind of feels like I’m not take advantage of the 2FT

      3. DandyDon
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 6 days ago

        C as you have TAA as well. I would swap Diop to a Leicester defender, WH have been lucky to keep clean sheets and Leicester unlucky not to get more ahead of a good run of fixtures

        1. Rushford
          • 2 Years
          8 months, 6 days ago

          Cheers, yes considering Leicester as well

    8. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 6 days ago

      Ryan
      VVD, Ota, Soyuncu (AWB, Lund)
      Sterling, KDB, Salah, Mount, Cantwell
      Pukki, Jota (Greenwood)

      2.2m ITB 0FT

      No need to wildcard this is there? Would you do either of these two this week for a -4/-8?

      A) VVD -> TAA
      B) Jota -> Abraham (Jota has Watford at home, if I leave it I’ll do this move next week)

      1. The Units
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        8 months, 6 days ago

        B

    9. FAR EAST
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 6 days ago

      Bench two:
      A. Digne (MCI)
      B. Soyuncu (NEW)
      C. Kelly (NOR)
      D. Lundstram (LIV)

      1. FAR EAST
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 6 days ago

        Currently bench Kelly and Soyuncu

        1. FAR EAST
          • 3 Years
          8 months, 6 days ago

          Oops, I mean Kelly and Lundstram.

      2. TheDragon
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 6 days ago

        A and D (although C is v unlikely to start)

      3. The Units
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        8 months, 6 days ago

        A & C

      4. antis0cial
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 6 days ago

        If they all start, a, d. Don’t think c will start though

      5. Triple P
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 6 days ago

        CD

    10. Pinky and De Bruyne
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 6 days ago

      Dinge --> Ota or Mendy?

      1. Klein
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 6 days ago

        Ota probably. Mendy is awesome but too fragile.

      2. The Units
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        8 months, 6 days ago

        Ota

      3. Devo-McDuff
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 6 days ago

        Ota, not even close. Mendy is competing with another 2 and a half players for the spot.

    11. Skloppy Kops
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 6 days ago

      Auba > Kane for the next 3gws? (-4pts)

      Yay or Nay?

      1. The Units
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        8 months, 6 days ago

        Nay auba more consistent

      2. DandyDon
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 6 days ago

        Big differential but then auba has scored in every match and a -4 to remove him seems wrong

      3. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 6 days ago

        Nah, prefer the left winger to the defensive mid...spending that much money best to get a proper stiker like Kun 😉

        1. Devo-McDuff
          • 1 Year
          8 months, 6 days ago

          Not left wing when Laca out.

    12. Albrightondknight
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 6 days ago

      Think I got an LMS survival team this year
      4 ranks between
      1.25 and 1.5 mil
      1 @850k
      1 @2.3 mil
      It's enough to get me to 260K but slow progress.
      I usually jump around a lot more with decent or poor GWs
      Is this a sign my team is bang on (just better than) average or is 6 weeks a small sample?
      Are your GWs fluctuating wildly or steady?

      1. TheDragon
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 6 days ago

        That’s v good

        If you got a top 1m rank every week
        For 38 weeks I think you’d be easily top 1k if not higher.

        Mine have been volatile!

        1. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 10 Years
          8 months, 6 days ago

          You'd win FPL.

          1. Albrightondknight
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            8 months, 6 days ago

            Cool I got this in the bag 🙂

        2. Albrightondknight
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          8 months, 6 days ago

          I think it's more that when the team does well I captain fail.
          When the team is useless my C has come through.
          But both havent clicked yet but neither have I had a bad week compounded by a C fail.

      2. bitm2007
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 6 days ago

        I've got a similar OR but my GWR's are fluctuating wildly. Nothing between 272k and 4.1 million (3 better, 3 worse), not surprising I've need knocked out of LMS

        1. Albrightondknight
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          8 months, 6 days ago

          Well 46K GW6 will help. Nice one.

    13. Ribus
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 6 days ago

      On wc.
      What do you think about Cantwell as a 5th mid in a 343. Bought him at 4.9. On the one hand a very good option from bench, on the other hand a 4.5/4.4 mid would give me some extra cash for the starting 11.

      1. Eat my goal!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 6 days ago

        4th?

      2. The Units
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        8 months, 6 days ago

        Depends who it allows you to bring in.

      3. Devo-McDuff
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 6 days ago

        That’s exactly what I’m doing at the moment, may change my mind later if the cash is crucial to bigger machinations.

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

      Captain choice this week is interesting. Many options

      1. Houldsworth Hatter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 6 days ago

        Yes I'm seriously considering Son.

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

          He is my captain atm.

          Its between him or salah for me

          1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
            • 1 Year
            8 months, 6 days ago

            Between Son and Sterling for me

      2. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 6 days ago

        Either a massive climb or a massive regression in ranks due to to no obvious captaincy options this week

      3. The Units
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        8 months, 6 days ago

        Kun triple as he is.due a haul

        1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
          • 1 Year
          8 months, 6 days ago

          Jesus could be on at 60 just saying.

      4. Devo-McDuff
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 6 days ago

        Yes interesting one. I’m on Son at the moment but Mane and KDB also in my thoughts.

    15. HAMMERTIME107
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 6 days ago

      Should I do Zinchenko & Lundstram to 2 of these ??

      A | Aurier
      B | Tomori
      C | Pieters
      D | Soyuncu
      E | Fredericks

      Adrian
      Zinchenko | Lundstram | Robertson
      Salah | Mcginn | Sterling | Mount
      Barnes | Aubameyang | Haller

      Button | Cantwell | Rico | Kelly |

      1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 6 days ago

        Rather ditch Kelly than Lundstram now that you have enough to do so.

      2. Devo-McDuff
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 6 days ago

        I agree with the other chap, keep Lund and ditch Kelly. Soy would be my pick of those and punt on Aurier.

    16. Riggs
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 6 days ago

      Ryan (Button)
      VVD Mina Matip (Lundstram Kelly)
      Salah Sterling KDB Mount (Cantwell)
      Haller Barnes Pukki

      I have 2 FT
      A) Mina OUT > Pieters and Barnes OUT > Abraham
      B) Haller OUT > Abraham and Ryan OUT > Pope

    17. The Man Pastore
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 6 days ago

      G2G for next GW ?

      Pope
      TAA Otamendi Kelly
      Salah Sterling(c) KDB Mount
      Pukki Barnes Abraham(vc)

      Button Cantwell Lowton Lund

      Thanks!

      1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 6 days ago

        Yep g2g. Your playing Kelly as well I see. See my comment below

        1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
          • 3 Years
          8 months, 6 days ago

          Would VC Salah though

      2. altan8797
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 6 days ago

        gtg

    18. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 6 days ago

      Just did Martial + Ceballos + Mina -> Son + Hayden + Tomori -4 giving me the team below. Am I good to go?

      Pope
      TAA Tomori Kelly*
      Sterling KDB Son Mount
      Aguero Tammy Pukki
      ___
      Button; Lundstram Dendoncker Dunk

      0.1 ITB 0 FT

      *Hoping for a lucky start or that he doesn't play at all in which case Lundstram will come in from the bench. Or should I just play Lunny in the XI?

      1. The Man Pastore
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 6 days ago

        I am starting Kelly too. He will either play full game or get 0 minute imo

        1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
          • 3 Years
          8 months, 6 days ago

          Here is to hoping. But it do happen often, that when a side leads 1-0 in the 80+ minute, that they take out an attacker for a defender

      2. The Units
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        8 months, 6 days ago

        G2g and captain?

        1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
          • 3 Years
          8 months, 6 days ago

          A city forward.. depends on the game tonight

        2. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
          • 3 Years
          8 months, 6 days ago

          I know many is arguing that Son could be a great option. And he could. But I don't trust Spurs and I do trust a side that just trashed Watford 8-0.

    19. K_UN_DE_BRU_YNE
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 6 days ago

      Haller to Tammy for a hit is my great dilemma , probably it's better to save ?

      Feels Haller will blank again & Tammy will hit brace again.

      1. Holmes
        • 6 Years
        8 months, 6 days ago

        If you feel that, go for it

      2. Houldsworth Hatter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 6 days ago

        Go for it. Don't fall in to the trap of copying the template. Go with your gut.

        1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
          • 3 Years
          8 months, 6 days ago

          Haller --> Tammy is the template move though, to be honest

      3. Football Rambler
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 6 days ago

        Stats seem to suggest Haller is as involved as Tammy. I could do that move for free but I’m tempted to give it one more week

        1. Devo-McDuff
          • 1 Year
          8 months, 6 days ago

          Haller is playing decent but barely getting any chances, Tammy is playing decent and getting chances, plus great fixtures.

          1. Az
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 10 Years
            8 months, 6 days ago

            Exactly this

      4. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 6 days ago

        Go with your guts. That's the most important thing in the end.

    20. Slitherene
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 6 days ago

      For the team I want to afford in the next few GW's, I have to downgrade both VvD & Zinchenko to 4.5 defenders.

      VvD Zinchenko* Soyuncu
      Bench : Diop Digne

      Zinchenko -> Tomori, for free??

      1. altan8797
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 6 days ago

        I'd do it.

        1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
          • 3 Years
          8 months, 6 days ago

          Altan means Balcony in danish.. Fun fact or totally irrelevant info? That I'll let you decide!

      2. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 6 days ago

        Whatever team your planing to get, TAA should be a part of it..

        1. Slitherene
          • 2 Years
          8 months, 6 days ago

          Don't feel like getting him for the run-in. Will get him around GW 11.

          1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
            • 3 Years
            8 months, 6 days ago

            Look at his attack returns. So far they've played Chelsea and Arsenal. What is not to like? The man is clearly fixture proof.

      3. The Units
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        8 months, 6 days ago

        Why not Digne and keep vvd?

        1. Slitherene
          • 2 Years
          8 months, 6 days ago

          Need that 0.5

    21. Gunner Boy
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 6 days ago

      If Sterling started today, does that mean he might be benched against Everton?

      1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 6 days ago

        Don't think so. More likely he will be benched in UCL as City face a tougher opponent in PL (debateable). Would be wary about giving him the armband though.

      2. fr3d
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 6 days ago

        Idk, but it means he will leave my team for Son

        1. Gunner Boy
          • 5 Years
          8 months, 6 days ago

          Yeah am thinking about that too

          Aub> Aguero
          Sterling > Son

          1. Football Rambler
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            8 months, 6 days ago

            Bit sideways isn’t it? I’d also say all is not well as Spurs. Can see Poch not being there by the end of the season if something doesn’t change

          2. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
            • 3 Years
            8 months, 6 days ago

            Pep roulette might bite you in the arse for 2nd guessing Pep.

      3. Devo-McDuff
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 6 days ago

        I’ll be amazed if he starts tonight.

    22. altan8797
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 6 days ago

      pope 4m
      tomori alder lund kelly hanley
      sterling son(c) kdb mount cantwell
      kun pukki greenwood

      4.1 ITB. Which would you prefer?

      a) pukki to aubameyang
      b) mount to pepe

      cheers

      1. Tinmen
        • 6 Years
        8 months, 6 days ago

        Neither. Upgrade Greenwood to Abraham and you’ll have a nice team there

        1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
          • 3 Years
          8 months, 6 days ago

          This.. Would also find a way to get in TAA though. That defence looks shambles

        2. Albrightondknight
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          8 months, 6 days ago

          This as your back line can't support more that 3 playing a week ( if even that)
          Think it would leave enough for something like Alder to VVD but not quite enough cash to get TAA

      2. Devo-McDuff
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 6 days ago

        Not sure why you’d get rid of Mount, great value, potential and fixtures.

    23. FPL_DON
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 6 days ago

      Tuesday morning commute musings

      When our beloved stars on shows like the scout cast reference wildcarding on x (let’s say 10) game week do they mean before that game week has played out or after the game week deadline leading on to game week 11?

      This probably makes zero sense, but please help, if you can

      1. Holmes
        • 6 Years
        8 months, 6 days ago

        If they say WCing in GW10, that means before it starts.

        1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
          • 3 Years
          8 months, 6 days ago

          I would assume this as well

      2. langey
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 6 days ago

        I always saw it as doing the wildcard for that week. So gw10 wildcard would be played after gw9 deadline.

    24. Holmes
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 6 days ago

      How is Pereira (LEI) playing? Worth picking?

      1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 6 days ago

        Too expensive

        1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
          • 1 Year
          8 months, 6 days ago

          But played very very well. Just not affordable at that price

        2. Holmes
          • 6 Years
          8 months, 6 days ago

          Can afford someone at that price

          1. mookie
            • 6 Years
            8 months, 6 days ago

            Doherty perhaps? I can't afford him but will probably get Boly.

            1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
              • 1 Year
              8 months, 6 days ago

              Hardly plays the full 90 and gets subbed off before 60 too often. Not comparable to Pereira imo

          2. Murder On Zidanesfloor
            • 1 Year
            8 months, 6 days ago

            Very fun pick and looked fantastic going forward.

    25. Tinmen
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 6 days ago

      Martial, should I keep or get rid folks?

      1. Markus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        8 months, 6 days ago

        I'm looking to bring in fwiw

        1. fr3d
          • 2 Years
          8 months, 6 days ago

          Anti-fantasy?

        2. Murder On Zidanesfloor
          • 1 Year
          8 months, 6 days ago

          Not a fan of points?

          1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
            • 3 Years
            8 months, 6 days ago

            Well, upside is he could be on pens.. Downside is United are TERRIBLE and have some tough fixtures coming up. I just took him out 🙂

            1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
              • 1 Year
              8 months, 6 days ago

              If I would own him I would do the same. Getting him in now is basically not wanting points

              1. Sgt Frank Drebin
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                8 months, 6 days ago

                Why would it be not wanting points, I don't get It?

          2. Markus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            8 months, 6 days ago

            Wow, people couldn't stop bringing him in a few weeks back. His ppg this season / pp90 has always been high... Arsenal is not a bad attacking fixture. He plays no 9 yet is classified as a mid. Only thing that has changed is that he got injured and man u struggled for goals without pogba and him.

      2. mookie
        • 6 Years
        8 months, 6 days ago

        I'm keeping at least until pressers.

    26. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 6 days ago

      Morning!
      You know when you aren’t really awake anymore, it’s late, you’re tinkering, then suddenly realise you made the transfers? That’s what I did last night. Trouble is it was a -8! Hope it pays off. How am I looking?

      0.2itb -8 taken. WC still intact
      Heaton
      VVD, Ota, Soy
      Salah (C), Sterling, KDB, Mount
      Pukki, Haller, Abraham
      (Button) (Cantwell, Lunds, Rico)

      Thanks!

      1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 6 days ago

        Are you thanking us for reading the post or is there a question you would like us to answer?

        1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
          • 3 Years
          8 months, 6 days ago

          Oh just noticed. By the look of your gravatar I'd say you look like a fine young man.

          In terms of the team, it looks fine as well. What transfers did you do?

          1. Don Kloppeone
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            8 months, 6 days ago

            That was a bit argumentative!

            Just wanted to know if the team looks in good enough shape after my half-awake hits

            I did
            Digne, Greenwood > Rico, Abraham (-8)

      2. Albrightondknight
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 6 days ago

        I have 8 of the 11 so it must be good .
        -8 is fine but pray tell what were the transfers.

        1. Don Kloppeone
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          8 months, 6 days ago

          Digne, Greenwood > Rico, Abraham (-8)

    27. Yankee Toffee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 6 days ago

      When is Klopp's Pool vs Dons presser?

    28. LM00091
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 6 days ago

      (3-4-3)

      Ryan / (Button)
      TAA, Otamendi, VVD (Kelly, Lundstram)
      KDB, Salah, McGinn, Mount (Cantwell)
      Aguero, Abraham, Pukki