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. Tamagotchi Massacre
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 22 days ago

    No Otamendi is going to be a great differential when they don't keep a clean sheet for about two months

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

      Great top post !

    2. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 22 days ago

      eve, WOL, cry, AVL, SOU next 5

      He could be 6m by the end of that run too.

    3. Ask Yourself
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 22 days ago

      If you think that city won’t keep CS with the easiest possible games I think you’re very silly

      1. Tamagotchi Massacre
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 22 days ago

        If you think Otamendi and Fernandino are going to defend corners...

    4. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 22 days ago

      You can't beat the desperate rant of a non-owner 😉

      1. Tamagotchi Massacre
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 22 days ago

        Lolllll

        I have transfers.

        But I won't be getting him. Because I've seen their defence.

        Enjoy your zero clean sheets

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

          I don't have him, but thanks and good luck to you too 🙂

          1. Tamagotchi Massacre
            • 6 Years
            10 months, 22 days ago

            I won't be getting any either. I have taa and vvd

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

              Hope your double pool is getting you cs every other week

    5. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 22 days ago

      Enjoy your constant rank drops

    6. FOO FIGHTER
        10 months, 22 days ago

        Lol, City defence vs a better team than Watford, I fully agree.

      • bemanfaisal93
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 22 days ago

        Lol.he will have a lot of cs. I have TAA, otamendi,Robertson,Rico, lundstream. They work well together for me

      • Goat
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 22 days ago

        He WILL score goals

    7. Miguel Sanchez
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 22 days ago

      If I go ahead with my WC I will have a tough immediate benching decision. Bench one from:

      A) Aurier (SOT)
      B) Soyuncu (NEW)
      C) Otamendi (eve)
      D) Pukki (cpa)

      ta

      1. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 22 days ago

        WOW

        Err...

        Damn, this is tough. Quick points prediction in my brain has Aurier on the bench, but even that feels wrong

      2. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 22 days ago

        Really ! No one else you can bench ??

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • 4 Years
          10 months, 22 days ago

          Pope
          TAA
          Sterling KDB Son Mount
          Firmino Abraham

          1. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
            • 4 Years
            10 months, 22 days ago

            Shame you can't bench Pope!
            Hopefully it will be one of those weird games that you benefit from rotation

      3. Witty Pun: Not good at this…
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 22 days ago

        Aurier will probably get rotated and make your decision for you

        Buying a Spurs fullback is just the same as scheduling a future FT to sell them

      4. M.I.A.
        • 8 Years
        10 months, 22 days ago

        A

      5. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 22 days ago

        That's ridiculous. Soyuncu has a low ceiling I guess

      6. Tshelby
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 22 days ago

        Soyuncu out of those for me. Aurier and Otamendi bigger goal threat and more CS potential and don't bench a striker in form IMO

      7. FOO FIGHTER
          10 months, 22 days ago

          OTA

        • bemanfaisal93
          • 1 Year
          10 months, 22 days ago

          Easy decision for me. Aurier bench. Play 343 with that squad.
          Pope
          TAA,otamendi,soyuncu
          Sterling,kdb(VC),son(C),mount
          Firmino,Abraham,pukki

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

          C

      8. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 22 days ago

        Probably my last day to ponder the merits of a WC this week. Can you choose the best WC team and I'll then compare to my current one?

        (A)
        Pope (Heaton)
        Ota TAA Aurier (Lund Soyuncu)
        Son Sterling Kdb Mount (Cantwell)
        Abraham Pukki Firmino

        (B) (Same keepers)
        TAA Soyuncu Ota (Lund Rico)
        Abraham Pukki Aguero

        (C) (Same keepers and defence as B)
        Salah Kdb Sterling Mount (Dendoncker)
        Abraham Pukki Wilson

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

          B has Son and Aguero?

        2. Gooner Kebab
          • 7 Years
          10 months, 22 days ago

          Kinda hard to compare but A for the next few weeks. You'd need a Salah/Mane plan once their fixtures turn.

        3. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
          • 4 Years
          10 months, 22 days ago

          Ah screw it - forgot to put the midfield in with B.
          Salah Kdb Maddison Cantwell Mount

      9. Stoichkov#8
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 22 days ago

        Deleted accounts are back!

        https://twitter.com/LetsTalk_FPL/status/1176417651888967680?s=19

        Welcome back Andy and Neale!

        1. Ajax Hamsterdam
          • 6 Years
          10 months, 22 days ago

          Good news

        2. Stoichkov#8
          • 4 Years
          10 months, 22 days ago

          ... and fpl_chef obv too!

        3. Miguel Sanchez
          • 4 Years
          10 months, 22 days ago

          Great stuff - well done FPL. Now time to seriously consider two factor authentication and tying teams to mobile numbers so we reduce multiple teams and one week teams.

          1. The Son-dance Kid
            • 2 Years
            10 months, 22 days ago

            I would vote for this 100 times over!

        4. De Gea Van Dijk. 10
          • 2 Years
          10 months, 22 days ago

          The bhoys are back.

          Good to see.

        5. kime67
          • 2 Years
          10 months, 22 days ago

          Great news!

      10. M.I.A.
        • 8 Years
        10 months, 22 days ago

        Thoughts on the below transfers on a WC...

        VVD > Robertson
        Zinchenko > Rico
        Salah > KDB
        D Silva > Son
        Auba > Firmino
        Greenwood > Wood

        Leaves me with the below and 1.7m ITB:

        Button/Pope
        Robertson/Digne/Kelly/Rico/Lundstram
        KDB/Son/Sterling/Mount/Dendoncker
        Firmino/Wood/Pukki

        1. bemanfaisal93
          • 1 Year
          10 months, 22 days ago

          Firmino, Abraham and pukki should be your 3 strikers not wood. Digne also out for otamendi. Kelly too for soyuncu

      11. Neale's and Andy's accounts reinstated!
        DavidMunday815
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 22 days ago

        Looks like we have some fantastic news this morning. Official FPL have just tweeted this statement:

        "Following an investigation, we are satisfied that three accounts were deleted by a malicious third-party as there was a consistent pattern between the activity. As such, we have reinstated the accounts to the original owners. Furthermore, we can confirm there was no breach of our servers and only three accounts were impacted by this activity. We encourage all FPL users to practise good password management, keep their passwords secure and not supply them to any third-parties."

        Welcome back Andy and Neale!!

        1. Karan14
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          10 months, 22 days ago

          Great news! 😀

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

          Phew - I can sleep tonight now.

        3. De Gea Van Dijk. 10
          • 2 Years
          10 months, 22 days ago

          Hide your email Dave.

        4. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          10 months, 22 days ago

          Who cares about Andy? He has nothing to do with this site

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

            your membership sponsors his stream btw

            1. Brosstan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              10 months, 22 days ago

              Disgusting

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

                🙂

            2. Ask Yourself
              • 4 Years
              10 months, 22 days ago

              Ffs who

          2. Miniboss
            • 1 Year
            10 months, 22 days ago

            Why do you have to be mean? Guy is an active member of the community and seems like a genuinely nice person. People felt bad for him because of this incident and I'm sure you can understand why.

            1. Forza
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              10 months, 21 days ago

              He's also contributed far more to previous Scoutcasts than Brosstan (and 99% of us) ever did.

          3. DeadStar
            • 9 Years
            10 months, 22 days ago

            Great news. Now lets hope FPL do something to avoid this happening to anyone again. It's a shame it had to happen to some more well known players but unfortunately I think that's the way the world works. FPL knew how they handled this would be highly publicised.

            Now make all of our FPL accounts secure!

          4. doy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            10 months, 21 days ago

            You do realise that he used to be on the Scoutcast and that he is a mod on this site, right? Also, FFS sponsors his Youtube page. Moreover, he is an affable bloke who knows his stuff. Who are you exactly?

        5. Trophé Mourinho
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          10 months, 22 days ago

          Good glad for them

        6. kime67
          • 2 Years
          10 months, 22 days ago

          great news!

        7. Pras Scott Talent
          • 8 Years
          10 months, 22 days ago

          I too popped this pimple that has been bothering me for weeks.

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

          Good news, some people have little to be doing!

        9. bemanfaisal93
          • 1 Year
          10 months, 22 days ago

          Good for him but I don't care.he isn't good too. Me was following bunga mas.current no.2 overall rank advice.was competing with him to get better results

          1. Fitzy.
            • 8 Years
            10 months, 22 days ago

            You cared enough to comment.

        10. Christina.
          • 10 Years
          10 months, 22 days ago

          Now my stomach ulcer can heal.

        11. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          10 months, 22 days ago

          Fair play to them but it takes the pis that it had to happen to someone associated with FFS before they looked into it.

          1. Nightcrawler
            • 1 Year
            10 months, 22 days ago

            True. Wasn't the 1st guy's request totally dismissed?

            1. S.Kuqi
              • 7 Years
              10 months, 22 days ago

              Yes. They replied that nothing can be done.

            2. Trophé Mourinho
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              10 months, 22 days ago

              Lol well they probably just don’t like chef

        12. Dele
          • 3 Years
          10 months, 22 days ago

          In other news Suspending Parliament was unlawful, court rules.

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

            All of Munday's Christmases have come at once in one day.

        13. FC Jammer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          10 months, 22 days ago

          Fantastic!

        14. Gnu Scott talent
          • 11 Years
          10 months, 22 days ago

          Can you or anyone confirm the 3rd person please.

          1. THFC4LIFE
            • 3 Years
            10 months, 22 days ago

            Fpl chef, I’ve never heard of him either

            1. Gnu Scott talent
              • 11 Years
              10 months, 21 days ago

              Cheers, yeah he's part of the twatterati, he didn't need his team back in the end as FPLFly just so happened to have a spare team and gave it him, must have been team Fly_NZ I reckon.

      12. pjomara
        • 10 Years
        10 months, 22 days ago

        I'm hesitant about getting Abraham when he has two other strikers to compete with making it a higher risk than usual for losing time due to CL rotation, loss of form and early subs.
        Better to go with someone without those risks?

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

          Mount?

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

          He's pretty much nailed and great fixtures.

        3. Artemis Titans
          • 5 Years
          10 months, 22 days ago

          When is CHO in contention?

        4. Mr. Mystic
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          10 months, 22 days ago

          I disagree, for the value I think Abraham is a great person to bring in

      13. corderz
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 22 days ago

        Can anyone save salvage this team with 2 free transfers and 0.1m or is it time to wildcard?

        Pope Button
        TAA Robertson Digne Soyuncu Lundstram
        Salah Sterling Dilva Mount Cantwell
        Vardy Pukki Greenwood

        1. Steve McCroskey
          • 6 Years
          10 months, 22 days ago

          Vardy > Abraham and upgrade Silva?

          1. Bag on your head
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            10 months, 22 days ago

            Keep Vardy, has NEW at home next

        2. Trophé Mourinho
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          10 months, 22 days ago

          Think you are having a laugh tbh as your team is fine. But; digne>ota?
          Second move, save it or do cantwell>mcginn

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

            I get what you're saying, team doesn't look too bad but feel it's either no transfers or about 4/5 to get the team that I'd like.....
            Might do Digne and Dilva to Son and a cheap defender

            1. Hot Toddy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              10 months, 22 days ago

              That's what I would do.

        3. Gooner Kebab
          • 7 Years
          10 months, 22 days ago

          Nothing too wrong here, downgrade Digne to get a better 3rd fwd?

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

            Digne looks the most likely candidate to get the chop this week

        4. FOO FIGHTER
            10 months, 22 days ago

            Downgrade Digne to Rico. Upgrade Greenwood to Barnes or Wood.

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

              I'm 0.1 off getting Barnes. So it could be either Wood or Wesley

          • Ason Willa
            • 4 Years
            10 months, 22 days ago

            Here goes... for -4 you could do the following:

            Digne + Dilva + Vardy -> Abraham + Son + Otamendi

            1. osfp7
              • 1 Year
              10 months, 22 days ago

              This yeah

          • osfp7
            • 1 Year
            10 months, 22 days ago

            I would take -4 and go:
            Dilva to Son
            Vardy to Tammy
            Digne to Otamendi

        5. Trophé Mourinho
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          10 months, 22 days ago

          This group of Misfits, differentials and those who just aren’t that popular around here. Sure some may be relatively well owned but they generally all fit into one of the category’s above and all could offer something going forward.

          Alonso, Mendy, AWB, Buendia, Yarmolenko, Maddison, McGinn, Saka, Wilson,

          None of them that particularly highly owned so all decent prospects. Even the likes of Maddison you would expect should be popular but only at 11%, fact is most people will pick the cheaper Mount for that position. Some to consider anyway, if you like to be different or in the likes of McGinn, just sensible (see him or Buendia as an alternative to Cantwell)

          1. Witty Pun: Not good at this…
            • 3 Years
            10 months, 22 days ago

            If I had a 6th midfield slot I'd buy Yarmolenko.

            1. Trophé Mourinho
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              10 months, 22 days ago

              Think I might try get him, tempted. That’s why he is good pick because no one really has room for players like that. Everyone just has mount for instance

              1. Witty Pun: Not good at this…
                • 3 Years
                10 months, 22 days ago

                That's what makes him a bad pick, I'd counter. Forcing space for these kinds of differentials can be dangerous (who am I to talk though, I own Vardy)

                1. Trophé Mourinho
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  10 months, 22 days ago

                  I wouldn’t say as an alternative to mount but if u can find that extra space then yea maybe. I know what you mean tho, differentials can be risky. Just not too many and sensible ones who have fixtures and form, can’t go to wrong then

          2. Karan14
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            10 months, 22 days ago

            Vardy 8.4%

            1. Trophé Mourinho
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              10 months, 22 days ago

              Wow that lowly owned? Was going to say him but just assumed he was more popular. I much prefer Maddison tho so probably excluded him for bias lol

              1. Witty Pun: Not good at this…
                • 3 Years
                10 months, 22 days ago

                Why do you prefer Maddison? Is it purely price?

                1. Trophé Mourinho
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  10 months, 22 days ago

                  Yea vardy is just too much

                  1. Witty Pun: Not good at this…
                    • 3 Years
                    10 months, 22 days ago

                    Fair enough. Would monitor the much maligned Perez's form over the next couple, has been improving performances for Leicester and just had his best game for us.

                    1. Trophé Mourinho
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      10 months, 22 days ago

                      He did look a lot better! Gawd not sure tho lol, he will have to be super good for me to consider going there.

          3. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
            • 7 Years
            10 months, 22 days ago

            Maddison I'm bringing in, I think he'll become very popular very soon once Liverpool game out of way with. Buendia and Yarm on my radar but just don't have the mid spots left. Would need an injury or big spending up front to think about bringing them in.

            Alonso and Mandy I see as big risks, Saka I'm unsure of game time.

            1. Trophé Mourinho
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              10 months, 22 days ago

              True those last three you mentioned super pointy. I just chucked them in there. The defenders could be ok though. Saka @ 4.5 was just as bench fodder in my mind

          4. Brosstan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            10 months, 22 days ago

            Add Deulofeu. Very good stats, considering Barnes to him

            1. Trophé Mourinho
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              10 months, 22 days ago

              Yea been seen you and a few others talking about him. Having paid much attention to him myself but I know his stats are good. Just big unknown with Watford at the moment I guess

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

            Son owned by 8.2%

            1. Trophé Mourinho
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              10 months, 22 days ago

              Haha how, he just doesn’t feel like a differential or shouldn’t be. If he was fit at the start of the season son would be in maybe 15/20% of teams probably.

              1. Trophé Mourinho
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                10 months, 22 days ago

                How was your gameweek btw? I ended on 69, Lundstram and Rico both did well for me so lucky week probably.

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

                  62 with no kdb,Aguero and Sterling no show.

                  4/4 cs for me.

                  First green of the season. Hope it kick starts my season

                  1. Trophé Mourinho
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    10 months, 22 days ago

                    Nice I’m a bit pessimistic so I see my defence as lucky this week, people in my leagues who did better than me all got lucky with their defence it seems. Won’t happen every week :/ then again you missed out on sterling so probably balances out for you

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

                      Kdb just looks must have. He is on some another level this season. Playing so brilliantly
                      Hopefully sterling scores something against Everton ( his record against them is bad, i am expecting a blank).

                      1. Trophé Mourinho
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        10 months, 22 days ago

                        Kdb is legendary status in fpl already imo. When he went out injured last season that was gutting, to have him this season fully fit is great. My only stupid move was not having him since GW1.
                        Just hope he doesn’t get injured at all, want to see the points he get this season. Could very well be in top 3 for points, dare I say number 1.

                        Hmm sterling has bad record vs Everton? So to does Kun who hasn’t scored nor assisted vs them in the league since 2014 lol.

                        Not sure anyone other than kdb at city is a smart captain choice this week then

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

                      How's the team for this week?

                      1. Trophé Mourinho
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        10 months, 22 days ago

                        Yea well fine I guess just not expecting anything from cantwell. Relying on him week in week out was a mistake probably especially with two away games on the trot, with mcginn looking far better.
                        Ditched digne for ota, saving two free transfers in the weeks coming. So yea I’m just going to stick to the plan for now Kane captain and cantwell play for the next 2/3.

                        1. Trophé Mourinho
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 1 Year
                          10 months, 22 days ago

                          My planned moves in two or three weeks will be downgrade one of Kane/Auba.
                          Upgrade ota to taa, cantwell to maddison And the striker to Tammy. Then I pretty much cover most of the players who are threat to me.

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

                            Looks good.

                            Pool def from gw10 will be essential with great fixtures and return of Allison.

                            1. Trophé Mourinho
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 1 Year
                              10 months, 22 days ago

                              The pool double up with robbo and taa looks really good to me but would essential destroy my entire teams doctrine to go down that route.

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

                          (k)ane a good choice this week

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

                He was fit, he just was banned.
                Good that he didn't start the season. Atm he is a great differential..

        6. HD7
          • 3 Years
          10 months, 22 days ago

          Bench one of Haller, Guilbert and Rico next GW?

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

            Guilbert

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

            Rico

          3. De Gea Van Dijk. 10
            • 2 Years
            10 months, 22 days ago

            B.

          4. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
            • 4 Years
            10 months, 22 days ago

            Rico. How could you bench Haller?

        7. Steve McCroskey
          • 6 Years
          10 months, 22 days ago

          Would you WC this lot?

          Heaton/Pope

          TAA/Robbo/Otamendi/Digne/Rico

          Sterling/Salah/Mount/James/Dendonker

          Pukki/Abraham/Greenwood

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

            Why would you WC that?

            1. Steve McCroskey
              • 6 Years
              10 months, 22 days ago

              May be a bit of an overreaction had a mare of a gameweek transfering out Bilva and Jota!

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

                Team looks fine to me. Look forwards, not backwards 🙂

        8. gelisiguzel
          • 1 Year
          10 months, 22 days ago

          Having exact money to make Sterling&Barnes to Son&Auba. Does it worth -8?
          2.0 ITB

          Pope
          TAA, Tomori, Ota
          Mane, Sterling, KDB, Mount
          Barnes, Pukki, Abraham

          Subs: Button, Cantwell, Pieters, Lunds

          1. Gooner Kebab
            • 7 Years
            10 months, 22 days ago

            a week early imo

        9. shelvey33
          • 4 Years
          10 months, 22 days ago

          Hey guys! I need your competent opinion on my WC team:

          Pope-Heaton
          TAA-Otamendi-Aurier-Diop-Lundstram
          Salah-KDB-Madisson-Catwell-Mount
          Auba-Tammy-Pukki

          Also how can I add Son in it, which one should I sacrifice for him and do I need Son or I am GTG?

          1. FOO FIGHTER
              10 months, 22 days ago

              Do you have anyyhing ITB?

              1. shelvey33
                • 4 Years
                10 months, 22 days ago

                0.1 ITB

                1. FOO FIGHTER
                    10 months, 22 days ago

                    My humble opinion.

                    Heaton to Button or another 4.0. Rotating keepers a headache.

                    That leaves you with 0.6 ITB.

                    You obviously like the CHE double up but Mount for me over Tammy.

                    I would do this, not saying you have to though and do not hold it against me either. Without tearing your idea apart and without money calculstions hopefully it will square out.

                    Pope Button
                    TAA OTA Aurier Diop Lund
                    Salah KDB Son Cantwell Mount
                    Auba (Barnes or Wood) Pukki

                    That is how I would get Son in and if my thumbsuck calculations on money are correct.

            • De Gea Van Dijk. 10
              • 2 Years
              10 months, 22 days ago

              Hackgate.

              Show us some brief.

              The Russians did nothing wrong.

            • Gudjohnsen
              • 3 Years
              10 months, 22 days ago

              Start Cantwell or Greenwood?

              1. clodhopper
                • 7 Years
                10 months, 22 days ago

                Cantwell

            • Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
              • 4 Years
              10 months, 22 days ago

              Those holding Digne - do you have a plan when or if to sell?
              I had planned to do...
              Digne and Cantwell to Soyuncu and Maddison for GW9 (352) but I can see that being the customary Digne haul!

              1. Gudjohnsen
                • 3 Years
                10 months, 22 days ago

                Sold him for a hit yesterday.

                1. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
                  • 4 Years
                  10 months, 22 days ago

                  Sadly I'm on -4 with this (pre-WC).
                  Heaton (Pope)
                  Ota TAA Rico (Digne, Lund)
                  Mount Cantwell Salah Sterling KDB
                  Abraham Pukki (Gwood)

              2. Mr. Mystic
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                10 months, 22 days ago

                My team is quite similar to yours:

                Pope Heaton
                VVD Ota TAA (Lund, Kelly)
                Salah Sterling KDB Cant Mount
                Abraham Pukki (Greenwood)

                (I did Digne -> Ota before the price changes on Sunday)

            • Captain Kakaroto (I blame R…
              • 3 Years
              10 months, 22 days ago

              Hi guys,
              This is my 3rd year I take this game seriously and I'm pondering about team structure. Sorry for my English but would love to hear your opinions.
              The consensus of the community (here, Twitter, etc') is to invest your money with few big hitters for captaincy and not lay money on the bench. thus, you have a few captaincy options, you don't have a benching headache and generally, all your money invest at your 11 players.
              But, are we missing something? As I see it, there is an option of 2 rotating big hitters for captaincy and a good bench so we can deal with rotation and maximize more teams with favorable fixtures.

              I think this year we got a lot of cheap enablers that can afford that. I can end with a team that looks like this for the next few GWs:
              Pope
              TAA | Aurier | Otamendi | Periera
              Mount | KDB | Son | Maddison
              Aguero | Abraham

              Bench: 4.0, Pukki, Cantwell, Lund.

              Indeed, there is a good bench, but If they score, I'm more then happy that I got them as they give me an indication of their capabilities. With this squad, I can play 3-4-3, 4-4-2, 3-5-2. It's very flexible. I think the key to this is the Cheap enablers that we got this season such as Chelsea assets, Norwich assets, Lund, Son + KDB that can consider as big hitters.
              Would love to hear your thoughts on structure

              1. Witty Pun: Not good at this…
                • 3 Years
                10 months, 22 days ago

                That's not a huge bench really, you're just mistakenly playing Aurier over Pukki.

                1. Captain Kakaroto (I blame R…
                  • 3 Years
                  10 months, 22 days ago

                  Could be, we can discuss it as I think Aurier got more chances of CS home against SOU then Oukki to score against Palace away. But you understand what I'm saying.

                  1. Witty Pun: Not good at this…
                    • 3 Years
                    10 months, 22 days ago

                    My reply to those who beef up their bench: has anyone ever won FPL doing that?

              2. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
                • 7 Years
                10 months, 22 days ago

                I past years I've had a strong bench, but it just isn't worth it. The money sat on the bench could be invested in first 11 every week and scoring you more points. I seem to have a very similar team as you but will have Salah playing over Son cause less money sat on bench.

            • Hansel
              • 9 Years
              10 months, 22 days ago

              Best move here?

              A) Haller -> Abraham

              B) James -> Maddison (if fit)

              1. wulfranian
                • 3 Years
                10 months, 22 days ago

                b

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

                  Cheers pal

              2. Neves say Never
                • 1 Year
                10 months, 22 days ago

                I want to do A, but it would cost me -4...

              3. Mr. Mystic
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                10 months, 22 days ago

                A - Chelsea have some great fixtures...

            • Scout Picks Community Champion Lottery – Gameweek 7
              Rotation's Alter Ego
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 9 Years
              10 months, 22 days ago

              Morning all!

              Following a pretty crazy gameweek where many managers fortune went to one extreme or the other, it's no surprise to see a new leader in the Community Champion Scout Picks competition! The Scout picks racked up an impressive 72 points, but couldn't match Irfansheikh's massive 88 point score, which makes them the new leader with a 16 point victory! Big well done to Irfansheikh!

              Another new gameweek means we have some new Scout Picks and therefore we need a fresh Community Champion for Gameweek 7.

              The Community Champion picks a team to go up against the Scout Picks, within a budget of 83m and in a playable FPL formation. Whichever Gameweek champion beats the Scout’s team by the largest margin will win a £100 Amazon Voucher!

              If you're interested in applying, email Geoff (geoff@fantasyfootballscout.co.uk) with your FFS username and FPL Team ID.

              The Champion will be picked Thursday midday, so make sure to enter by then! The Champion then has until 11am Friday morning to send in their team.

              Good luck!

            • Eddie - Back to Square Owen
              • 7 Years
              10 months, 22 days ago

              Sterling is dropping hard. A double price drop would be very welcome.

              1. Trophé Mourinho
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                10 months, 22 days ago

                Indeed, I want sterling for 11.5£

              2. Witty Pun: Not good at this…
                • 3 Years
                10 months, 22 days ago

                Blank next week as well would be gorgeous.

                1. Trophé Mourinho
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  10 months, 22 days ago

                  Or another benching for a guaranteed triple drop LOL

              3. SHOOTER MCGINN
                • 5 Years
                10 months, 22 days ago

                Yeah wouldn't mind buying him back at 12 again in a few weeks.

              4. kime67
                • 2 Years
                10 months, 22 days ago

                the rising starts again after everton

            • SHOOTER MCGINN
              • 5 Years
              10 months, 22 days ago

              Worth doing Coleman to anyone this week? Or just save for 2 free transfers next week?

              Currently playing Ota, Soy and Rico so Coleman is only on the bench, but I don't really want anything to do with Everton and if Rico doesn't play Coleman will.

              1. wulfranian
                • 3 Years
                10 months, 22 days ago

                I would sell him.

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

              Opinions on Kelly? Is he deed or is he coming back?

              1. Rotation's Alter Ego
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • Has Moderation Rights
                • 9 Years
                10 months, 22 days ago

                Likely done, but next weekend should be the test case.

              2. De Gea Van Dijk. 10
                • 2 Years
                10 months, 22 days ago

                Bench dweller till price drops after unlock.

            • Atimis
              • 3 Years
              10 months, 22 days ago

              Early thoughts - Son (c) over Mane ?

              Pope
              TAA/Ota/Aurier/Soy
              Mane/Son/KDB
              Auba/Pukki/Abraham

              Button/Cantwell/Hayden/Lund

              1. wulfranian
                • 3 Years
                10 months, 22 days ago

                No for me.

            • RECKLESS
              • 7 Years
              10 months, 22 days ago

              Many people are removing Digne and Zinch, but what are premium alternatives? Zinch out is understandable but then if you remove Digne which high potential defender you will get? Arse Manutd Che cant defend, Liv have tricky matches for double up assuming most have TAA/Robbo. Lei look best of lot with cheap Soyuncu. Or Azpi/Mendy for punty ones?
              At Spurs Aurier can be option but he looks inconsistent ane not nailed.
              Which premium defender is worth it?

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

                I dropped Digne to Rico to switch from 4-4-2 to a more flexible 3-4-3

              2. Witty Pun: Not good at this…
                • 3 Years
                10 months, 22 days ago

                Ricardo is worth it. Fixtures. Bonus magnet. 10 G+A last season. Leicester more solid defensively this season, only conceded 5 to a list of Wolves, Man Utd, Chelsea, Sheff Utd, Spurs, and Bournemouth, and never more than one a game. This defensive solidity hasn't really affecting his attacking prescence, although when the team plays poorly he tends to not have as much of an outlet going forwards.

              3. wulfranian
                • 3 Years
                10 months, 22 days ago

                Maybe someone from Chelsea.

              4. Karan14
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                10 months, 22 days ago

                Otamendi?

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

              As mentioned earlier today, I somehow found myself taking a -8 last night (having already used my FTs) but have ended up with a very template team.

              My main concern is I have no differentials (apart from the “differential” of not having certain players!).

              With my WC still in hand, would you use it now to avoid the hits and get some differentials to gain ground (currently 412k OR)?

              0.2itb
              Heaton
              VVD, Ota, Soy
              Salah, Sterling, KDB, Mount
              Pukki, Haller, Abraham
              (Button) (Cantwell, Lunds, Rico)

              Appreciate the advice gents

              1. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
                • 4 Years
                10 months, 22 days ago

                I'd wc if you badly want Son/Auba etc. Otherwise stick.

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

                  Tbh it’s not even them I’d be looking at, more the less owned picks like Bobby and Vardy/ Maddison.

                  I’ll try and stick and watch who emerges as a decent differential

              2. Karan14
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                10 months, 22 days ago

                Id stick with that team for next 2 gameweeks and then reassess.

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

                  Cheers mate.

                  Frustrating to be on the back foot with hits like that but by next week people may be clamouring for a new set of differentials anyway!

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

              On a scale of 1-10 how nuts is Zaha(C)?

              1. Witty Pun: Not good at this…
                • 3 Years
                10 months, 22 days ago

                You're just doing it to be contrary, stop it. A 9, 10 being selling all your players for a hit.

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

                  seems a good week for an out there punt though!

                  1. Witty Pun: Not good at this…
                    • 3 Years
                    10 months, 22 days ago

                    That's beyond an out there punt. An out there punt would be captaining Pukki or Abraham or something.

                    To understate, that is the definition of a high risk, low reward move.

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

                      Norwich are going to make him look like Messi 🙂

                      1. Witty Pun: Not good at this…
                        • 3 Years
                        10 months, 22 days ago

                        Crystal Palace are a less attacking team than Burnley. Benteke is sitting up front. Zaha can't assist himself and score as well. He'll roast Byram once or twice, get into good positions, and then pass the ball backwards because there's no one making runs in the final third. It's a totally needless risk. I'd genuinely rather captain Pope.

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

                          Hmmm Pope

                          1. Witty Pun: Not good at this…
                            • 3 Years
                            10 months, 22 days ago

                            Capping Pope is a 7

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

                7

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

                  yeah about right I'd say...have a feeling he's gonna haul 🙂

                  1. Trophé Mourinho
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    10 months, 22 days ago

                    Please don’t do that lol

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

                    He can

              3. MosF94
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                10 months, 22 days ago

                5/10. Actually think he's a great differential captaincy option in a week where there's unlikely to be a clear frontrunner

            • TaiwanHC
              • 4 Years
              10 months, 22 days ago

              Who to bench?

              A. Cantwell (cry)
              B. Zouma (BHA)

              Thanks guys!

            • dunas_dog
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              10 months, 22 days ago

              Play one from

              A Greenwood (ARS)
              B Rico (WHU)
              C Ceballos (mun)
              D Diop (bou)

              1. wulfranian
                • 3 Years
                10 months, 22 days ago

                a

            • Igzie08
              • 3 Years
              10 months, 22 days ago

              Digne, Ceballos,Zinchenko -> Aurier, Mount, Ota (-8) Done ✅

              Team:

              Pope
              TAA Aurier Ota
              Mount Cantwell Salah KDB
              Aguero Pukki Haller

              Heaton Pieters Dendoncker Kelly

              Worth activating WC to play around with the bench?

            • HD7
              • 3 Years
              10 months, 22 days ago

              Ok so how to choose who to bench between Rico and Guilbert next GW?

              First has atracking potential and the second has better home clean sheet chance?