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Saka (£4.5m) flanking him in a 4-2-3-1/4-3-3 – Dani Ceballos (£5.7m) floating between being a ‘number ten’ and a more withdrawn central midfielder.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
    10 months, 22 days ago

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

    1. Dynamic Duos
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 22 days ago

      He is who I'm thinking of going

    2. Hakim Ziyech
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 22 days ago

      Lick more vitamin c & please have a rethink

      1. Azathoth
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 22 days ago

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

        1. Hakim Ziyech
          • 1 Year
          10 months, 22 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
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 22 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
        10 months, 22 days ago

        none taken....

    4. Hansel
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 22 days ago

      Love it!

    5. jia you jia you
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 22 days ago

      Will go a bit of Korean Vitamin K myself!

  2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
    • 10 Years
    10 months, 22 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
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 22 days ago

      Well balanced side. Nice.

    2. FOO FIGHTER
      10 months, 22 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. FALSE PROFIT
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 22 days ago

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

    3. FALSE PROFIT
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 22 days ago

      Very good side but Maddi and Vardi could frustrate.

    4. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 22 days ago

      Tv?

  3. what's my name
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 22 days ago

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

    thx

    1. The Units
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 22 days ago

      B I took a hit to bring him in

  4. AC Yew
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 22 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
      10 months, 22 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
        10 months, 22 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
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 22 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
        10 months, 22 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
          • 5 Years
          10 months, 22 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
        10 months, 21 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
      10 months, 22 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
      10 months, 22 days ago

      Went Aurier myself

      1. AC Yew
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 22 days ago

        Was also considering but not sure if nailed!

    5. Devo-McDuff
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 22 days ago

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

      1. AC Yew
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 21 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
          • 2 Years
          10 months, 21 days ago

          That’s what I’ve done.

          1. AC Yew
            • 1 Year
            10 months, 21 days ago

            Sounds good - good luck!

  5. Hakim Ziyech
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 22 days ago

    Good to see Dendoncker dodging them bullets so well

    1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 22 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
    10 months, 22 days ago

    Hello boys!

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

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

    1. BIELSA
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 22 days ago

      Digne

    2. The Units
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 22 days ago

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

  7. Rushford
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 22 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
      10 months, 22 days ago

      C looks great

      1. Rushford
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 22 days ago

        Even for a hit? Cheers

    2. The Units
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 22 days ago

      A and Digne to ota.

      1. Rushford
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 22 days ago

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

    3. DandyDon
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 22 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
        10 months, 22 days ago

        Cheers, yes considering Leicester as well

  8. TheDragon
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 22 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
      10 months, 22 days ago

      B

  9. FAR EAST
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 22 days ago

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

    1. FAR EAST
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 22 days ago

      Currently bench Kelly and Soyuncu

      1. FAR EAST
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 22 days ago

        Oops, I mean Kelly and Lundstram.

    2. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 22 days ago

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

    3. The Units
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 22 days ago

      A & C

    4. antis0cial
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 22 days ago

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

    5. Triple P
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 22 days ago

      CD

  10. Pinky and De Bruyne
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 22 days ago

    Dinge --> Ota or Mendy?

    1. Klein
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 22 days ago

      Ota probably. Mendy is awesome but too fragile.

    2. The Units
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 22 days ago

      Ota

    3. Devo-McDuff
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 22 days ago

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

  11. Skloppy Kops
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 22 days ago

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

    Yay or Nay?

    1. The Units
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 22 days ago

      Nay auba more consistent

    2. DandyDon
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 22 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
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 22 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
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 22 days ago

        Not left wing when Laca out.

  12. Albrightondknight
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 22 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
      10 months, 22 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
        • 11 Years
        10 months, 22 days ago

        You'd win FPL.

        1. Albrightondknight
          • 5 Years
          10 months, 22 days ago

          Cool I got this in the bag 🙂

      2. Albrightondknight
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 22 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
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 22 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
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 22 days ago

        Well 46K GW6 will help. Nice one.

  13. Ribus
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 22 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
      10 months, 22 days ago

      4th?

    2. The Units
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 22 days ago

      Depends who it allows you to bring in.

    3. Devo-McDuff
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 22 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
    10 months, 22 days ago

    Captain choice this week is interesting. Many options

    1. Houldsworth Hatter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 22 days ago

      Yes I'm seriously considering Son.

      1. The Overthinker - I blame R…
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 22 days ago

        He is my captain atm.

        Its between him or salah for me

        1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
          • 2 Years
          10 months, 22 days ago

          Between Son and Sterling for me

    2. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 22 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
      10 months, 22 days ago

      Kun triple as he is.due a haul

      1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 22 days ago

        Jesus could be on at 60 just saying.

    4. Devo-McDuff
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 22 days ago

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

  15. HAMMERTIME107
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 22 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
      10 months, 22 days ago

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

    2. Devo-McDuff
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 22 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
    10 months, 22 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
    10 months, 22 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
      10 months, 22 days ago

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

      1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 22 days ago

        Would VC Salah though

    2. altan8797
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 22 days ago

      gtg

  18. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 22 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
      10 months, 22 days ago

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

      1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 22 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
      10 months, 22 days ago

      G2g and captain?

      1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 22 days ago

        A city forward.. depends on the game tonight

      2. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 22 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
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 22 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
      10 months, 22 days ago

      If you feel that, go for it

    2. Houldsworth Hatter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 22 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
        10 months, 22 days ago

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

    3. Football Rambler
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 22 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
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 22 days ago

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

        1. Az
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 11 Years
          10 months, 22 days ago

          Exactly this

    4. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 22 days ago

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

  20. Slitherene
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 22 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
      10 months, 22 days ago

      I'd do it.

      1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 22 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
      10 months, 22 days ago

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

      1. Slitherene
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 22 days ago

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

        1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
          • 3 Years
          10 months, 22 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
      10 months, 22 days ago

      Why not Digne and keep vvd?

      1. Slitherene
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 22 days ago

        Need that 0.5

  21. Gunner Boy
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 22 days ago

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

    1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 22 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
      10 months, 22 days ago

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

      1. Gunner Boy
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 22 days ago

        Yeah am thinking about that too

        Aub> Aguero
        Sterling > Son

        1. Football Rambler
          • 3 Years
          10 months, 22 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
          10 months, 22 days ago

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

    3. Devo-McDuff
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 22 days ago

      I’ll be amazed if he starts tonight.

  22. altan8797
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 22 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
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 22 days ago

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

      1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 22 days ago

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

      2. Albrightondknight
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 22 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
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 22 days ago

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

  23. FPL_DON
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 22 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
      10 months, 22 days ago

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

      1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 22 days ago

        I would assume this as well

    2. langey
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 22 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
    10 months, 22 days ago

    How is Pereira (LEI) playing? Worth picking?

    1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 22 days ago

      Too expensive

      1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 22 days ago

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

      2. Holmes
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 22 days ago

        Can afford someone at that price

        1. mookie
          • 6 Years
          10 months, 22 days ago

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

          1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
            • 2 Years
            10 months, 22 days ago

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

        2. Murder On Zidanesfloor
          • 2 Years
          10 months, 22 days ago

          Very fun pick and looked fantastic going forward.

  25. Tinmen
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 22 days ago

    Martial, should I keep or get rid folks?

    1. Markus
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 22 days ago

      I'm looking to bring in fwiw

      1. fr3d
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 22 days ago

        Anti-fantasy?

      2. Murder On Zidanesfloor
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 22 days ago

        Not a fan of points?

        1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
          • 3 Years
          10 months, 22 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
            • 2 Years
            10 months, 22 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
              • 3 Years
              10 months, 22 days ago

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

        2. Markus
          • 11 Years
          10 months, 22 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
      10 months, 22 days ago

      I'm keeping at least until pressers.

  26. Don Kloppeone
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 22 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
      10 months, 22 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
        10 months, 22 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
          • 3 Years
          10 months, 22 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
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 22 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
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 22 days ago

        Digne, Greenwood > Rico, Abraham (-8)

  27. Yankee Toffee
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 22 days ago

    When is Klopp's Pool vs Dons presser?

  28. LM00091
    10 months, 21 days ago

    (3-4-3)

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