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Scout Notes

Jota off the mark as Wolves show improvement at Palace

Wolverhampton Wanderers are still without a league win this season but were thankful to come away from Selhurst Park with a point after a last-gasp leveller on Sunday.

We round up the main Fantasy talking points from their 1-1 draw with Crystal Palace in our Scout Notes article below.

Crystal Palace 1-1 Wolverhampton Wanderers

  • Goals: Leander Dendoncker (£4.5m) own-goal | Diogo Jota (£6.2m)
  • Assists: Joel Ward (£4.5m) | Adama Traore (£5.0m)
  • Bonus: Jota, Traore x3, Ward x1

After an underwhelming start to 2019/20, there were faint glimmers of hope on Sunday that Wolves are beginning to awake from their early-season stupor.

A 1-1 draw at Crystal Palace is hardly Roy of the Rovers stuff and Fantasy managers will likely need a lot more persuading but there were a couple of positives to take from this match at Selhurst Park.

The strength of character needed to fight back from 1-0 down after Romain Saiss‘ (£4.4m) 73rd-minute dismissal was to be applauded, especially after the struggles of recent weeks when succumbing to defeats to Everton, Chelsea and Braga.

Perhaps more significantly, though, Wolves looked more like their usual selves in the opening 45 minutes, creating the better chances and restricting Palace to just one shot on goal.

This was Wolves of old, with Nuno Espirito Santo sending his troops out in a 3-4-3 (the formation favoured in the first three months of 2018/19) and Matt Doherty (£6.0m) evoking memories of last season when popping up in the box to force a superb save from Vicente Guaita (£5.0m).

Leander Dendoncker (£4.5m) also had a gilt-edged opportunity to open the scoring but saw his goalbound shot blocked on the line, while Diogo Jota (£6.2m) fired straight at Guaita after an excellent one-touch Wolves move.

The 3-4-3 saw Adama Traore (£5.0m) join Jota and Raul Jimenez (£7.3m) in a front three, with the Mexico international the spearhead of the attack.

The advantages of that system were evident in the first half with the West Midlands club looking more fluent in attack, although Nuno Espirito Santo’s side reverted to a 3-5-2 from around the hour-mark as Palace fought back into the match and Wolves’ central midfield became overrun.

Still, it needed a huge slice of luck for Palace to take the lead – an off-target Joel Ward (£4.5m) effort being deflected in by Dendoncker – and the Eagles didn’t really carve out too many clear-cut chances until Saiss was sent off and Wolves had to chase the game.

Santo said of his side’s display:

The first half was very good. It was very well played and I think this is what we should stick to and build from the way we played in the first half.

We played very good, created chances, managed and controlled the game and this is what we want from the growing of the team to sustain this performance because one of the reasons is if you play so good in the first half and produce so many things you must punish. That allows you to control the game in a better way.

One thing we Fantasy managers will have to get used to at Wolves is rotation, which remains a major downside to their assets.

Depending on their EFL Cup progress and because of their UEFA Europa League involvement, Santo’s outfit may well play twice a week, every week between now and 2020.

This time it was the turn of Ruben Neves (£5.5m) to drop to the bench, while Ryan Bennett (£5.0m) was missing from the matchday squad for the second Gameweek in a row – although his absence is more about tactical preferences and form than rotation.

Neves’ benching means that Jimenez, Conor Coady (£5.0m) and Rui Patricio (£5.1m) are now the only ever-present starters for Wolves in the Premier League this season. At this stage last year, Santo had yet to make a single change to his starting XI.

The Wolves boss said after full-time:

It will be the same. There are always changes depending on what we need from the game.

The players that we want to manage and realise we have a game-plan. It is impossible to do what we did last season, I think we played ten times with the same XI.

You have to realise the situation but we have a squad and we trust in our squad. Every player has to be ready to grab their chance.

While there were promising signs from a defensive perspective from Wolves, it should be said that they were up against one of the limpest attacks in the division.

Palace had only one shot on target in the first hour of Sunday’s game and no club has scored fewer goals or carved out fewer ‘big chances’ than Roy Hodgson’s side in 2019/20.

Indeed, their only real clear opportunities came late in the game when breaking on the counter-attack, with Jeffrey Schlupp (£5.5m) and Christian Benteke (£5.8m) wasting excellent chances when clean through on goal.

Wilfried Zaha (£6.8m) looked a little more like his old tricky self, at least, and it will be interesting to monitor his form as a mid-price midfielder ahead of Palace’s fixture turn in Gameweek 14.

Zaha is yet to register a goal or assist in 2019/20, with a lack of pre-season and the biannual distraction of a failed move away from south London perhaps affecting his early-season performances.

The Fantasy potential is certainly there given his falling price and reclassified position and he did, after all, bank 21 attacking returns last season.

The Eagles sit bottom of our Season Ticker for defence until Gameweek 13 and few managers will be interested in recruiting any of the Palace backline over the coming two months, despite Hodgson’s side being only seconds away from banking their third straight clean sheet at home.

It could be argued that the return of Mamadou Sakho (£5.0m) has perhaps made the Eagles temporarily weaker at the back, too, with the former Liverpool stopper still getting to grips with competitive football after a lengthy lay-off and looking rusty in the 4-0 defeat at Spurs last week.

Sakho was a little better in Gameweek 6 at least and Gary Cahill (£4.5m) delivered another excellent performance at centre-half, with the spot perhaps his to lose now.

Budget FPL defender Martin Kelly‘s (£4.1m) race may be run, however, as he was back among the substitutes for this match and now faces additional competition at centre-back from the fit-again James Tomkins (£5.0m).

Right-back Ward was culpable for Wolves’ equaliser as he made a complete hash of Traore’s 95th-minute cross to allow Jota to stab in his first league goal of the campaign.

Hodgson said of his side’s display:

I thought that we did more than enough in the second half of the game to win it. It was a very good second-half performance.

Perhaps we should have taken one or two of those very good chances that we created or those situations apart from the obvious chances that we created around the penalty area, then maybe we wouldn’t have been concerned about the last minute of the game and a cross coming into our box. But we didn’t.

We weren’t able unfortunately to manage those last five minutes by preventing them from getting any sniff at our goal or any balls in our penalty area and as a result, they took the chance.

Members Analysis

Crystal Palace XI (4-3-3): Guaita; Ward, Cahill, Sakho, Van Aanholt; McArthur (McCarthy 81′), Milivojevic, Kouyate; Schlupp, Zaha, Ayew (Benteke 69′).

Wolves XI (3-4-3): Patricio; Saiss, Coady, Boly; Doherty (Neves 57′), Dendoncker (Neto 65′), Moutinho, Jonny; Traore, Jimenez (Cutrone 76′), Jota.

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961 Comments Post a Comment
  1. antis0cial
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 23 days ago

    Haller to Vardy for -4, of wait till gw9 as planned?

    Pope
    TAA Tomori Soyuncu
    Salah Sterling KDB Mount
    Tammy Haller Pukki

    Cantwell Rico Gibson

    1. Daniel Exeter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      9 months, 23 days ago

      I'd wait, give him one more week

    2. Murder On Zidanesfloor
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 23 days ago

      Wait

    3. Snipez21
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 23 days ago

      Hold for now

    4. NestorC
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 23 days ago

      Wait

    5. FPL Pillars
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 23 days ago

      Wait

  2. karpuzz
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 23 days ago

    Hi guys, how does this wc team look?
    Any suggestions are appreciated, thanks.

    Pope
    TAA-Otamendi-Tomori-Lundstram-Hanley
    Salah-Sterling-KDB-Mount-Mendy
    Firmino-Pukki-Greenwood

    1. The Overthinker - I blame R…
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 23 days ago

      You got the wrong Mendy

      1. karpuzz
        • 3 Years
        9 months, 23 days ago

        Needed a 4.4 mid

        1. The Overthinker - I blame R…
          • 3 Years
          9 months, 23 days ago

          What formation are you planning to play?

        2. FPL Pillars
          • 3 Years
          9 months, 23 days ago

          You can get Dendonkey in a couple of days don’t worry.

    2. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 23 days ago

      Completely unconvinced by your 11th man. This looks a lot like a 3-4-2, and the 3rd defender is pretty much a premature bandwagon in a terrible defence with a coach who doesn't want clean sheets (Tomori to Soy?)

      Firmino to Tammy and upgrade someone... Anyone?... to be your 11th. Look at Lund's fixtures. You'll have to start Hanley, Mendy or Greenwood often... And your next wildcard is in January

      1. karpuzz
        • 3 Years
        9 months, 23 days ago

        Thanks for your comment. Following Rash's injury, Greenwood is expected to start for a while. I will play 3-4-3 with Tomori, TAA and Ota at the back when Greenwood starts. If he keeps on warming the bench than Lundstram will play in a 4-4-2 formation. But I will think on your comment, thanks.

        1. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          9 months, 23 days ago

          Martial is coming back, so Greenwood won't start "for a while". Probably just one GW. Rashford's return date isn't specified and there's a two-week international break after GW8 for him to recover... Meaning Greenwood's best chance of starting is in GW7, making your wildcard look like a free hit. Lund should be third sub in GWs 7, 8, 12 and 13. You absolutely should not depend on him coming in. For proof of this, see the points he's gotten against teams who bothered to attack

          My point is that both Greenwood and Lund should be bench options you can start in your XI now and then, but a wildcard team absolutely must not depend on them as starters... Especially Greenwood

  3. The Overthinker - I blame R…
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 23 days ago

    Team Set for GW7 . Feedback and views welcome.

    Pope
    Soyunchu Lowton Otamendi Engles
    Salah sterling son
    Auba Abraham pukki

    Button Cantwell Hayden Hanley

    Good luck people

    1. Longlatini
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 23 days ago

      Do like that front 6

      1. The Overthinker - I blame R…
        • 3 Years
        9 months, 23 days ago

        Cheers

    2. thewhitepele
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 23 days ago

      I like it

      1. The Overthinker - I blame R…
        • 3 Years
        9 months, 23 days ago

        Cheers

    3. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 23 days ago

      The new "big at the back" :p

      Nice! Good luck in GW7

      Captain?

      1. The Overthinker - I blame R…
        • 3 Years
        9 months, 23 days ago

        I wanted to go Burnley triple at the back. They have such a good value !!!

        Captain son again probably.

        It'll be between him or salah

        1. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          9 months, 23 days ago

          The only way for me to access a double now is by selling Lund... Who feels quite the (benched) season keeper even though I've benched all his hauls

          I'm an advocate for that move of yours

          1. The Overthinker - I blame R…
            • 3 Years
            9 months, 23 days ago

            Ouch!

            Hauls at the bench hurts more than not owning the player at all!!!

            1. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              9 months, 23 days ago

              Nah. I'm immune to that now. Got burnt enough times to go cold last season. I just look at it as rising team value and then promote the player to a starting berth now and then... Like Lund against Watford coming soon, so I'll bench Soy against Liverpool 🙂

  4. Disturbed
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 23 days ago

    Bit early, but who would you cap this gw out of these?

    A. Kun
    B. Salah
    C. Son

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 23 days ago

      Am currently on C with A vice but might switch the round as I don't feel I can trust Spurs at the minute.

      1. Disturbed
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        9 months, 23 days ago

        Cheers, thinking C as well.

    2. Longlatini
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 23 days ago

      Tough choice, probably Son if I had him

    3. The Overthinker - I blame R…
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 23 days ago

      C

    4. mookie
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 23 days ago

      A

    5. thewhitepele
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 23 days ago

      would take a "punt" with C

    6. NestorC
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 23 days ago

      C

    7. Snipez21
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 23 days ago

      I’m on Son

    8. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 23 days ago

      I'd trust Kun more than Spurs atm

  5. ShaunGoater123
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 23 days ago

    Thinking of holding digne and saving the transfer. Thoughts on team for this week?

    Adrian
    Digne / tomori / lowton
    Salah / sterling / son / Pepe / mount
    Abraham / pukki

    1. antis0cial
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 23 days ago

      Digne is very likely to get a 0 vs City, no-one on bench a better option for this week? Rest looks good.

  6. Longlatini
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 23 days ago

    Not a very inspiring choice but play

    Awb or Greenwood?!

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 23 days ago

      AWB

    2. Skogen89
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 23 days ago

      awb

    3. mookie
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 23 days ago

      If Ole suggests Greenwood might start, I'd play him.

    4. The Overthinker - I blame R…
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 23 days ago

      Awb

    5. Longlatini
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 23 days ago

      Thanks all

    6. NestorC
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 23 days ago

      AWB, I sold him yesterday so he is guaranteed to get some points

      1. Longlatini
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        9 months, 23 days ago

        🙂

    7. Zim0
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 23 days ago

      Greenwood

    8. Snipez21
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 23 days ago

      Awb

  7. Babit1967
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 23 days ago

    Pulled the WC as wanted 7 changes how we looking, Salah be captain most weeks

    Pope

    TAA Soyunco Ota

    Son (C) Salah KDB Mount

    Barry Pukki Tammy

    Button Lund Rico Cantwell

    1. Babit1967
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 23 days ago

      Meant to add exact money for this team

    2. Longlatini
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 23 days ago

      Who is Barry?

      1. Skogen89
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        9 months, 23 days ago

        Barnes?!

      2. Babit1967
        • 4 Years
        9 months, 23 days ago

        Vardy damn auto correct lol

        1. Longlatini
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          9 months, 23 days ago

          Ah ok!

          Nice team

    3. mookie
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 23 days ago

      Salah captain most weeks?
      Not captaining him against Sheffield and has Leicester, United, Spurs and City in the following 5. Brave stuff!

      1. Babit1967
        • 4 Years
        9 months, 23 days ago

        Fancy Son at home to southampton

      2. FOO FIGHTER
        9 months, 23 days ago

        If you had captained Salah each GW that = 100 points just from him.

        Alongside Kun, they are the best captains hands down.

    4. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 23 days ago

      Quick meaningless bet: You're going Salah to Sterling for GW8 🙂

    5. FPL Pillars
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 23 days ago

      Love the Barry pick 😉

      1. Babit1967
        • 4 Years
        9 months, 23 days ago

        Lol

  8. Skogen89
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 23 days ago

    Do you think Zinchenko will play against EVE?

    1. antis0cial
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 23 days ago

      Yes but he's a risky asset to own now.

      1. Skogen89
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        9 months, 23 days ago

        Yup, but wont take him out for a hit.

        Did my to transfers already. Barnes and Coleman -> Aurier and Abraham

        1. antis0cial
          • 4 Years
          9 months, 23 days ago

          He's not worth taking out for a -4 if you have playing bench

    2. Goat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 23 days ago

      The fact you have to ask that is a reason to sell

      1. The Overthinker - I blame R…
        • 3 Years
        9 months, 23 days ago

        GOAT comment

    3. Dannyb
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 23 days ago

      I shipped for Otamendi before the price increase/decrease, to risky to own now.

  9. NestorC
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 23 days ago

    Would you rather have

    A) Firmino and Tomori/Guilbert/Diop
    or
    B) Vardy and Aurier

    Cheers

    1. Skogen89
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 23 days ago

      B

    2. Snipez21
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 23 days ago

      B fixtures are great

  10. thewhitepele
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 23 days ago

    What's the move here? Zinchenko and Barnes definitely players that I would like to get rid of. Also a Dendo upgrade wouldn't hurt..
    1FT 0.2m ITB.

    Pope Button
    TAA Digne Zinch Soyncu Rico
    Salah Sterling KDB Cantwell
    Abraham Pukki Barnes

    1. thewhitepele
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 23 days ago

      Still have WC as well. Probably not worth it tho?

    2. Skogen89
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 23 days ago

      Zinch->Lundstram and next week 5th mid to mount? Would enable you to rotate cantwell

      1. thewhitepele
        • 4 Years
        9 months, 23 days ago

        Zinch->Lundstram leaves me with 5.8m to upgrade Dendo, so still 0.7m short. Even Digne->Lunds would leave it 0.1m short so a tough one

    3. Treadstone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 23 days ago

      Zinchenko to Otamendi

  11. Zim0
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 23 days ago

    A) David Silva
    or
    B) Anthony Martial

    1. Longlatini
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 23 days ago

      A

    2. Snipez21
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 23 days ago

      A

    3. NestorC
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 23 days ago

      B even though United sucks at the moment

  12. Warby84
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 23 days ago

    Söyüncü is just a bit boring surely players like Chilwell 5.4 and Pereira 6 are a bit more exciting.. I suppose the price point attracts...

    1. The Overthinker - I blame R…
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 23 days ago

      And they are .9 and 1.5 more expensive too.

      1. Respect My Authoritah
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        9 months, 23 days ago

        .8 and 1.4

    2. FPL Pillars
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 23 days ago

      Soy is so dullard you’re right.

    3. Treadstone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 23 days ago

      If you wanna take more of a risk with a chance of attacking returns and clean sheets upgrade to Aurier at 5.0.

  13. SiSenor
    9 months, 23 days ago

    Pope
    Digne • TAA • Otamendi
    Son • KDB • Mane • Pepe • Cantwell
    Wilson • Pukki

    (Button • Rico • Lundstram • Greenwood)

    1FT - 0.5 ITB

    A) Digne > Pereira
    B) Pukki > Abraham
    C) Pepe + GWood > Mount + Abraham (-4)
    D) Save FT

    1. Snipez21
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 23 days ago

      C or D

    2. Dave Dreamer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 23 days ago

      C.
      You could spead over 2 weeks?

    3. Stoichkov#8
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 23 days ago

      C

  14. Hairy Potter
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 23 days ago

    Did Sterling + Ayew to Son + Abraham last night. Only time will tell if it works out. Hopefully Aguero and KDB is more than enough Man City coverage.

    1. Dave Dreamer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 23 days ago

      you have Salah or Mane?

      1. Hairy Potter
        • 5 Years
        9 months, 23 days ago

        Salah

      2. Hairy Potter
        • 5 Years
        9 months, 23 days ago

        My squad is

        Pope, Button
        TAA, Tarkowski, Willems, Lundstram, Kelly
        Salah, KDB, Son, Cantwell, Dendoncker
        Aguero, Abraham, Pukki

        Some massive gambles to fit in big hitters, but not doing badly at 158k. Willems needs to go, but will address that next week.

    2. Snipez21
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 23 days ago

      Good transfers

    3. in sane in de bruyne
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 23 days ago

      Sounds good

  15. Dave Dreamer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 23 days ago

    Anyone got a strong opinion on Sterling Vs Aguero.

    Aguero
    Penalties, Form, Furthest forward, nailed for minimum 60mins per game

    Sterling
    More points per goal, more explosive, already had his rest, scored more points last year.

  16. Witty Pun: Not good at this…
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 23 days ago

    Hello boys. Just came to tell anyone playing Digne this week that all 26 defenders who have played Manchester City so far have ammased 0 points between them.

    1. mookie
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 23 days ago

      Yeah, but Everton are free scoring. 5 goals in 6 games and counting.

    2. Sgt Frank Drebin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 23 days ago

      Interesting thanks! Choosing between him vs City and Lundstam vs LFC won't be easy though!

  17. Homer21
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 23 days ago

    What do we think.... Coleman and Van Dijk > TAA and Tomori for -4?

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      9 months, 23 days ago

      Chances of CHE keeping a clean sheet? For -4 I wouldn't.

    2. Caravagio
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 23 days ago

      is tomori actually nailed? guess it depends if your bench can cover you effectively.

    3. in sane in de bruyne
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 23 days ago

      Yes for me

  18. Caravagio
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 23 days ago

    VVD + Wickham to Soyuncu + Abraham worth a -4?

    i have a WC in the bag if needed. not sure if whole sale changes are needed though.
    Ryan (Button)
    TAA/Digne/VVD/Pieters (lundstram)
    Sterling/KDB/Salah/Cantwell/FelipeA
    Pukki (wickham/greenwood)

    1. Homer21
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 23 days ago

      Double Pool defence isnt great and you do need to address the striker issues so in this case I would agree

      1. FOO FIGHTER
        9 months, 23 days ago

        Pool defence is improving. Double up on Robbo and TAA = Gold.

        Unfortunately it is just too expensive.

      2. Caravagio
        • 5 Years
        9 months, 23 days ago

        taken the hit. will probably try hold the wildcard.

    2. The Units
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 23 days ago

      I would

  19. dshv
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 23 days ago

    Good morning gentlemen.

    Heaton

    Robbo - Walker - Rico

    Salah - Mount - Sterling - Cantwell - Son(c)

    Pukki - Wilson

    Subs : Digne, lundstram, greenwood

    Good? Or do something else?

    1. Caravagio
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 23 days ago

      looks good!

  20. Bumbaclot
    • 9 Years
    9 months, 23 days ago

    I’d very much like to fit aubs in this team but really struggling to find a way to do it without sacrificing too much. Any suggestions welcome.

    Pope/button
    TAA/otamendi/tomori/diop/Lund
    Salah/kdb/son/cantwell/dendonker
    Tammy/pukki/firmino

    Thanks

    1. Respect My Authoritah
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 23 days ago

      Trent, Salah or Son downgrades are the only way.

      I'm in a similar situation, but I'm happy to have Firmino/Vardy and keep those 3 in the side.

  21. FOO FIGHTER
    9 months, 23 days ago

    What if Pep goes with the same team as GW6 for 7?

    None of those that started GW6 warrant the drop...

    1. Respect My Authoritah
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 23 days ago

      Mendy wasn't great

    2. mookie
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 23 days ago

      He benched Mahrez after 3 assists in GW1. KDB for Norwich after a goal and an assist.

      1. FOO FIGHTER
        9 months, 23 days ago

        True but that City starting lineup GW6 was really well balanced.

    3. Kellz86
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 23 days ago

      No one deserves a drop, but Sterling doesn't deserve to ride the bench again either. Plus it was Watford, that scoreline was expected as last season was also a thrashing at 6-0.

  22. Sgt Frank Drebin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 23 days ago

    I was wondering weather to keep Aguero or bring Abraham in his place and Took a look at points per game and Abraham + Son have actually more ppg than Aguero + D.James. Of course Abraham's scoring rate is unsustainable but maybe so is Aguero's? Maybe Son has even more to offer in coming weeks?

    Would you do Aguero + D. James to Abraham + Son?

    1. Respect My Authoritah
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 23 days ago

      No, I wouldn't do that

    2. FOO FIGHTER
      9 months, 23 days ago

      Tammy for Aguero? Uhm no.

      1. Sgt Frank Drebin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        9 months, 23 days ago

        I can also get Son for D.James then with an option to captain him vs Soton and Cherries. It would also allow me to get Otamendi as I already have triple City.

        1. FOO FIGHTER
          9 months, 23 days ago

          Find a way of upgrading James. Go have a look at each and every GW so far from Kun. You are crazy to get rid with that form.

          Jesus does not look like much of an issue for Kun at this point, especially if Jesus plays in the Cup.

  23. Kellz86
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 23 days ago

    Seems total value of teams has increased much faster this season than previous (thanks Pukki!) Curious where others are at right now?

    I have 102.1m budget

    1. Respect My Authoritah
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 23 days ago

      Yep about that. It's actually slower this season

      1. Kellz86
        • 2 Years
        9 months, 23 days ago

        Yeah I couldn't argue one way or another without having a window back to my team at this point in previous seasons. Just seems like more non "big hitters" are rising at a much higher rate than previous (Cantwell, Pukki, Lundstram, Abraham etc)

    2. FOO FIGHTER
      9 months, 23 days ago

      Total team value at 101.2 and not down to Pukki.

  24. Warby84
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 23 days ago

    Pope
    VVD Trent Digne Mings /Lundstrum
    Salah Sterling Mount SonC/Cantwell
    Pukki Abraham/Greenwood

    All Gtg??

    Play Cantwell over Digne or take a hit to a Leicester Defender??

  25. Miguel Sanchez
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 23 days ago

    Thoughts on this WC?

    Pope (Button)
    TAA Aurier Soyuncu (Lundstram Rico)
    Sterling KDB Son Mount (4.4 mid)
    Auba Abraham Pukki

    1. Gunner Boy
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 23 days ago

      Brave move going with no Pool attackers

      Other than that I like it

      1. RIDZ
        • 3 Years
        9 months, 23 days ago

        despiter Pool fixtures, attacker from team who stay on the top of table is a must

    2. Respect My Authoritah
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 23 days ago

      Looks good. I had this initially (with a different defender than Aurier).

      Downgrading Auba to Firmino/Vardy gave me a better squad overall I think. Cantwell, Otamendi, Salah over the fodder Aurier and Sterling.

    3. Sgt Frank Drebin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 23 days ago

      Nice, I like this team!

  26. RIDZ
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 23 days ago

    Keep one:
    a) Haller
    b) Eriksen

    1. TONY123
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 23 days ago

      Haller

  27. TONY123
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 23 days ago

    Based on current form, I'm inclined to do:
    Sterling + Barnes > Agüero + Yarmolenko

    If Sterling plays 90 mins and Agüero is rested tonight, I might even do it. Thoughts?

    1. Karan14 (Brazil Nuts)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 23 days ago

      Tough one tbh it could easily backfire.
      Barnes has 2 easy games against Villa & Everton up next.
      Sterling has just been rested and could easily explode soon.

  28. MikeStrutter
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 23 days ago

    Just posting here to appreciate that Ronaldinho-esque pass by Lundstram to... whoever scored

  29. Stokelona
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 23 days ago

    I have a sneaky suspicion that the forgotten man of the GW1 template Ayoze Perez will come good in the coming weeks. He’s certainly got the fixtures. Anyone tempted to punt this week up against his old team?

  30. CAPA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 23 days ago

    Never feels too great transferring defenders.
    Does Digne have to go or should I hold on in spite of certain price fall because he still has the potential for strong point scoring?

    1. Stokelona
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 23 days ago

      Hold I’d say, he’s not injured or rotation risk and still has decent fixtures after man city.

    2. Warby84
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 23 days ago

      I’m in the same situation really want to hold on..

    3. Karan14 (Brazil Nuts)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 23 days ago

      Im selling 6.2m is too much for an Everton defender when the team is not keeping clean sheets and the chances hes creating are not being converted because they cant score goals.
      They seem to be on a downward spiral and when a nailed City def is available for 5.5m with great fixture and attacking threat you just cant ignore.

    4. Kellz86
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 23 days ago

      Everton are a dumpster fire right now, they've had nice fixtures since the start of the season and where has that got them? Lost to Sheffield, Bournemouth and Aston Villa with a draw against Palace and barely beat Watford/Wolves.

      6.0-6.2m is more than I want to spend on a defender in that team considering there are plenty of cheaper alternatives that can produce.

    5. mookie
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 23 days ago

      I'm selling. They scored less than 1 goal per game so far in what are considered easy fixtures. Also conceded 9 in last 4.