Scout Squad

The Scout Squad picks for FPL Gameweek 7

The Scout Squad team have submitted their selections ahead of Gameweek 7.

In this piece, our four regular panelists – editorial staff Paul, David and Neale plus community manager Geoff – each submit an 18-man squad of Fantasy assets (with the focus on the coming Gameweek) and elaborate on their notable inclusions/omissions.

The 72 nominations listed below will then be narrowed down to a squad of 14 (with the starting XI not exceeding a total cost of £83m) for the weekly Scout Picks selection ahead of the Gameweek 7 deadline at 11:30 BST on Saturday.

There are requirements for at least one sub-£5.0m goalkeeper, at least one defender under £5.0m, at least one midfielder priced £7.0m or below and at least one forward priced at £7.0m or lower.

Each panelist is restricted to no more than three players from the same team.

We will also be adding a captaincy to the Scout Picks, with details of that revealed on Friday.


 DavidNealePaulGeoff
GKKasper SchmeichelKasper SchmeichelKasper SchmeichelKasper Schmeichel
 Nick PopeAdrianAdrianHugo Lloris
 Tom HeatonNick PopeTom HeatonTom Heaton
DFTrent Alexander-ArnoldTrent Alexander-ArnoldTrent Alexander-ArnoldTrent Alexander-Arnold
 Cesar AzpilicuetaRicardo PereiraMarcos AlonsoMarcos Alonso
 Nicolas OtamendiSerge AurierNicolas OtamendiCaglar Soyuncu
 Caglar SoyuncuJames TarkowskiSerge AurierSerge Aurier
 Serge AurierGary CahillGary CahillTyrone Mings
MFMohamed SalahSon Heung-minMohamed SalahMohamed Salah
 Raheem SterlingRaheem SterlingRaheem SterlingRaheem Sterling
 Son Heung-minMason MountMason MountSon Heung-min
 Mason MountWilfried ZahaSon Heung-minMason Mount
 Youri TielemansAdama TraoreAndriy YarmolenkoWilfried Zaha
FWSergio AgueroTammy AbrahamTammy AbrahamHarry Kane
 Tammy AbrahamJamie VardySergio AgueroTammy Abraham
 Roberto FirminoCallum WilsonSebastien HallerJamie Vardy
 Joshua KingDiogo JotaCallum WilsonJoshua King
 Sebastien HallerGerard DeulofeuGerard DeulofeuTeemu Pukki

Most popular picks: Kasper Schmeichel, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Serge Aurier, Raheem Sterling, Son Heung-min, Mason Mount, Tammy Abraham (four), Tom Heaton, Mohamed Salah (three)

DAVID SAID…

The most likely team to keep a clean sheet in Gameweek 7 are Leicester in my opinion.

Newcastle have been very poor in front of goal recently, especially in away matches, so I’ve gone with both Kasper Schmeichel and Çaglar Söyüncü in my Scout Squad submission.

Against Chelsea, Trent Alexander-Arnold demonstrated once again why he is the best Liverpool option in defence and a trip to Sheffield United surely carries the potential for a double-figure haul again.

Cesar Azpilicueta is my chosen representative from the Chelsea defence. As Mr. Reliable in the Blues’ backline, he is top for key passes and joint-top for big chances created among colleagues in all positions over the last four Gameweeks.

Given Everton’s goal-scoring problems of late, the inclusion of nailed-on centre-back Nicolas Otamendi makes sense, while I fancy Serge Aurier to continue his attacking form against Southampton.

Mohamed Salah just about edges the best midfielder slot for me ahead of Gameweek 7 as I prefer his fixture to Raheem Sterling‘s.

Son Heung-min gets an inclusion against a dodgy Saints defence after registering three attacking returns in his last two appearances.

Both Mason Mount and Tammy Abraham have shown fine form in recent weeks and I’d expect them to continue that against a Brighton side that has generally struggled against Chelsea.

Meanwhile, in the probable absence of James Maddison, I’d expect Youri Tielemans to assume some of his creative responsibilities against Newcastle. While the Belgian has shot less often than Maddison in recent weeks, he is joint-top with the Englishman for key passes over the last four matches, ahead of him for big chances created during that period.

Sergio Aguero‘s form is too good to ignore going into Gameweek 7. The Manchester City forward is top of the league for shots, shots in the box and big chances across the last four matches and even if some think Everton will give him a hard time, and he has a poor record against them, it’s hard to see his output dropping this weekend.

Roberto Firmino and Sébastien Haller also make my selection up-front as they have displayed some promising underlying statistics in the Fantasy Football Scout Members Area in recent weeks.

NEALE SAID…

Sitting through the turgid goalless draw at St. James’ Park last Saturday stiffened my resolve to double up on Leicester’s backline this weekend, which I’ve done with Kasper Schmeichel and attack-minded full-back Ricardo Pereira.

The Foxes have the second-best xGC in the top flight this season, while Steve Bruce’s side have the worst xG – cue the inevitable Joelinton goal against the run of play.

I’ve doubled on Burnley’s defence, too, given that only Manchester United have allowed fewer big chances than the Clarets this season. With Villa having conceded the most opportunities from set plays in 2019/20, maybe James Tarkowski will finally come good on his goal threat; I can certainly see him and Ben Mee bullying Wesley out of the game at the other end.

Serge Aurier was second among FPL defenders for final third touches in Gameweek 6 and was desperately unfortunate to come away from Leicester with neither a clean sheet or a goal, so the visit of a Southampton side who have chronic problems at left-back gives the Ivorian a decent chance of banking returns at either end of the pitch.

I probably don’t need to discuss my attacking picks for Liverpool, Chelsea and Spurs at any great length given their respective fixtures but I’ve tried to curb the spending slightly by omitting Mohamed Salah, who will be up against a dogged Sheffield United defence that hasn’t conceded more than two goals in a league match this season.

Aside from the usual suspects, I’ve plumped for a man yet to deliver an attacking return in 2019/20: Wilfried Zaha.

The Ivorian looked a little more like his old self on Sunday and no FPL midfielder had more touches in the last third or registered more take-ons in Gameweek 6. With poor travellers (and defenders) Norwich in town, perhaps the goal-shy Eagles can finally give the Selhurst Park faithful something to shout about.

Watford’s defensive woes are well-documented but Wolves have also been uncharacteristically porous this season, so the goals should rain at Molineux.

Two players who haven’t been harmed by moves to the left flank in recent weeks represent my mid-price forward punts, with Gerard Deulofeu and Diogo Jota having looked more like their 2018/19 incarnations in Gameweeks 5 and 6 respectively.

The versatile Adama Traore has also made my picks and gives us a much-needed budget option should we need to free up cash.

Whether he’s at wing-back or on the right of a front three this weekend, he could make hay against the ageing Jose Holebas with his pace. His end product has been improving, too, with his four successful crosses at Selhurst Park only been bettered by Kevin De Bruyne in Gameweek 6.

PAUL SAID…

Liverpool, Man City, Spurs and Chelsea have favourable fixtures that could merit backing all four at both ends of the pitch in our Gameweek 7 picks.

As usual, I’ll focus on a handful of differentials for the weekend’s matches.

An injury to his rival, Emerson, should hand Marcos Alonso a third straight start as Chelsea welcome Brighton to Stamford Bridge.

The Spaniard ranks among the top three defenders for crosses (12) and chances created (four) in the last two rounds of matches, earning an assist over that period.

Up against an attack with two goals in the last five Gameweeks, Alonso –who is owned by just 2.3% – can serve a timely reminder of his potential as a big-hitter at the back.

Andriy Yarmolenko is another overlooked option as West Ham visit Bournemouth’s frail defence.

The Ukrainian has scored in two of the last three fixtures and has decent numbers since earning his first start of the season in Gameweek 3.

Yarmolenko’s six shots in the box rank second for the Hammers during that period, with only two FPL midfielders surpassing his five efforts on target.

Quique Sanchez Flores’ return to Watford looks to have revived the prospects of Gerard Deulofeu.

Sitting in just 2.1% of squads, the former Barcelona man is the top-ranked forward for shots on target (seven) and chances created (eight) in the last two Gameweeks.

After last weekend’s mauling at the Etihad, Deulofeu could be among the points away to Wolves.

His hosts have yet to keep a clean sheet at Molineux, shipping five against Chelsea in the previous fixture in front of their own supporters.

GEOFF SAID…

Playing in the lone Sunday kick-off, Kasper Schmeichel looks great value against a Newcastle side who showed very little in Gameweek 6 against Brighton. Huge Lloris will look to help Tottenham bounce back against a goal-shy Southampton side, while Tom Heaton is looking for a third straight home clean sheet.

After Trent Alexander-Arnold, I opt for the attacking threat of Marcos Alonso over Fikayo Tomori, and pick Çaglar Söyüncü over the more expensive Ricardo Pereira. I expect Serge Aurier to come back into the side after missing out in midweek. In Gameweek 6, Tyrone Mings showed Arsenal exactly the kind of central defender they need. He’ll relish the battle against the strong Burnley forwards and could come out with a strong score.

Mohamed Salah and Raheem Sterling top my midfield picks but, with attacking returns in three straight Son Heung-min runs them close for a Spurs side who need a result after a poor run. Mason Mount embarks on a strong run of fixtures in Gameweek 7. I go off the board slightly with my fifth pick with Wilfried Zaha. Without attacking returns this season, I expect him to open his account against a shaky Norwich defence.

Harry Kane leads my line against Southampton, who have only one clean sheet this season. Tammy Abraham completes my Chelsea triple-up, with seven goals in the last four and his only blank against Liverpool. I also look to Jamie Vardy who is averaging two attacking returns per game against teams that finished outside of last season’s top seven. Finally, while Teemu Pukki has blanked in two straight away games and Crystal Palace have strong home form, I expect Norwich to score and Pukki to put a halt to those trends.

The Community Champion

Representing the community against the Scout Picks in Gameweek 7 will be The Greenback Boogie, who is currently lurking just outside the top 20k in the world.

Last week, Irfansheikh beat the Scout Picks 89-72 with a 3-4-3 line-up of Dubravka (6); Aurier (1), Pieters (7), Willems (6); Salah (5), De Bruyne (c – 34), D Silva (11), McNeil (6); Aguero (9), Rashford (2), Abraham (2).

The community member who beats our picks by the biggest margin over the campaign will win a £100 Amazon Voucher and a place in our Contributors and Moderators League for the following season.

Irfansheikh’s 17-point winning margin is now the target to beat.


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1,353 Comments Post a Comment
  1. lappingitup
    • 9 Years
    5 months, 4 days ago

    Boom

    1. Konstaapeli
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 4 days ago

      Xhaka Laca!

  2. fridge
    • 8 Years
    5 months, 4 days ago

    Morning all

    My team is looking a bit average, which would you do?

    1FT, 1m ITB

    Pope
    Maitland Niles. Zinchenko. Coleman
    Salah. Sterling. KDB. Mount
    Pukki. Jota. Haller

    Button. Cantwell. Lundstram. Montoya

    A) Haller > Abraham
    B) Coleman > Soyuncu
    C) both for -4
    D) suggest something else pls!

    1. Konstaapeli
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 4 days ago

      A looks good.

    2. andres
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 4 days ago

      I think fixing the defence is a priority so B

    3. MaRooney 5
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 4 days ago

      Zinch to Soy

    4. Drop the Dendoncker
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 4 days ago

      Zinc to ota

  3. Goat
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 4 days ago

    People with both
    A) Aguero and
    B) Salah,
    who you captaining?

    1. andres
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 4 days ago

      A

    2. Tube!!
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 4 days ago

      Wilson.

    3. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 4 days ago

      Would cap B from those two.

    4. AicilaXI
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      5 months, 4 days ago

      Have both but tempted to go Son instead. If not, Salah.

    5. Raul Seleccion
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 4 days ago

      Abraham or Son

    6. Boberella
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 4 days ago

      Vardy

    7. tutankamun
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 4 days ago

      A

  4. Cruz88
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 4 days ago

    Huge Lloris?

    1. Zim0
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 4 days ago

      Hahaha. I was searching the comments to see if someone else noticed

  5. Game of Throw-ins
    • 7 Years
    5 months, 4 days ago

    I’d like to learn more about Pukki’s “strong hoe form.”

    1. Zim0
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 4 days ago

      No it's Crystal Palace who have the strong hoe form

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

    Barnes you couldnt refrain from dropping could you? Useless player

  7. andres
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    5 months, 4 days ago

    I am a bit worried about no pool attackers and no son. This is the cost of having city attacking trio which I might need to loosen up a bit... what would you recommend?

    Pope (button)
    AWB Taa Pieters (Lund kelly)
    Sterling kdb mount ceballos (cantwell)
    Kun pukki Abraham
    1FT, 2.0

    A Awb to Soy/Aurier
    B sterling to Son
    C kun / ceballos => firmino, son (-4)

    1. andres
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 4 days ago

      I think aguero is the better pick over sterling but loosimg him gives me more options... could also just fix the defence instead and leave the city trio for everton

    2. MaRooney 5
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 4 days ago

      A, or safe

    3. Drop the Dendoncker
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 4 days ago

      C

  8. Miguel Sanchez
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 4 days ago

    Think Aguero has the higher floor this GW but Son has the higher ceiling. Who to captain:

    A) Aguero (eve)
    B) Son (SOT)

    1. andres
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 4 days ago

      If I had Son this would be the GW i would (c) him

  9. Freaki
      5 months, 4 days ago

      McGinn or Yarmolenko? Have 1FT

      1. andres
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        5 months, 4 days ago

        I dont like any of those, McGinn if you must

      2. Murder On Zidanesfloor
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 4 days ago

        Yarmo

      3. Hint
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        5 months, 4 days ago

        McGinn

    • cheeky moses
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 4 days ago

      Need some help lads. Got 2 FT and looking at one of the following moves:
      A) Lanzini, Zinc > Martial (or Dilva?), Soy
      B) Lanzini, Zinc, Greenwood > 4.5 mid, Soy, Tammy (-4)

      Too soon to be bringing martial in?

      1. andres
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        5 months, 4 days ago

        I wouldnt bring Martial at this point. The way united are playing I dont even now if I would have him if he is fit

        1. cheeky moses
          • 4 Years
          5 months, 4 days ago

          true dat. cheers

    • Man Chest Hair United
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 4 days ago

      Mane and Wickham out
      Tammy and son in -4

      1. ChelseaGuy
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 4 days ago

        I'd do

    • ChelseaGuy
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 4 days ago

      "...while Teemu Pukki has blanked in two straight away games and Crystal Palace have strong "hoe" form "
      Editors please note

      1. rainy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 4 days ago

        Cheers, passed along

      2. Zim0
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 4 days ago

        Also Huge Lloris

    • Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 4 days ago

      Bench order right ?

      Pope
      TAA, Digne, Otamendi, Matip
      Salah (c), KDB, Mount
      Aguero (vc), Abraham, Pukki

      sub: Button, Cantwell, Lundstram, Dendockner

      1. Boberella
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 4 days ago

        I’d be inclined to play Cantwell over Digne

    • Assist me a river
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 4 days ago

      Wildcard sorted. Thoughts?

      Pope
      Otamendi - Robertson - Tomori
      Son - Mane - KdB - McGinn
      Tammy - Auba - Pukki

      Sub: McGovern, Rico, Lundstram, Nakamba

      1. Rishi Sehgal
          5 months, 4 days ago

          Not convinced by Tomori. Would wait for a few weeks before getting him in. Son and Mcginn are good picks but going without salah is something I wouldn't do.

        • Am sorry to say again it�…
          • 1 Year
          5 months, 4 days ago

          TAA over Robbo

          1. Assist me a river
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            5 months, 4 days ago

            0.0 itb 🙁

      2. Murder On Zidanesfloor
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 4 days ago

        Some fun numbers coming up!
        Most goals scored in a league season by any of their current players during their careers:
        Liverpool: Salah - 32
        Tottenham: Kane - 30
        Arsenal: Aubameyang - 28
        Man City: Aguero - 26
        Chelsea: Abraham - 26
        Man United: Pogba - 13

        1. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
          • 7 Years
          5 months, 4 days ago

          Salah is the best captain option this gw 🙂

          1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
            • 1 Year
            5 months, 4 days ago

            Hahah happy to help, I guess. Though that's not the most obvious conclusion I'd make from these numbers

          2. Weasel Boy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            5 months, 4 days ago

            Think Sheff utd are gonna be tough.

        2. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 4 days ago

          Abraham's 26 must have been in the Championship with Bristol or Villa?

          1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
            • 1 Year
            5 months, 4 days ago

            Yup. Though he will cross Man uniteds total by christmas at the latest.

        3. rainy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 4 Years
          5 months, 4 days ago

          Goals scored by those same six so far this season

          Abraham 8
          Aguero 8
          Aubameyang 6
          Kane 4
          Salah 4
          Pogba 0

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

        I'd almost forgotten about Tielemans with all the Perez fails earlier in the season. How has he looked?
        I'd bookmarked Maddison for gw9 but the cash might be useful.

        1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
          • 1 Year
          5 months, 4 days ago

          Doesnt look effective in the current system

        2. Boberella
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 4 days ago

          I had Tielemans from the start but swapped him out for Mount last GW. He’s looked ok in parts, and this week may do more if Maddison isn’t playing. Reckon a decent punt for this week

      4. Tmel
        • 9 Years
        5 months, 4 days ago

        Start Digne (MCI) or Rico (WHU)?

        1. Little Red Lacazette
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 4 days ago

          Rico

          1. mookie
            • 6 Years
            5 months, 4 days ago

            +1

        2. Weasel Boy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          5 months, 4 days ago

          Rico

      5. Little Red Lacazette
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 4 days ago

        1FT 0ITB. Roll the FT?

        Pope
        TAA Kelly Zinchenko Diop
        Mane Sterling Mount
        Abraham Pukki Auba

        Button Cantwell Cleverly Digne

        1. andres
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          5 months, 4 days ago

          Digne to Soy and play over kelly

          1. Boberella
            • 3 Years
            5 months, 4 days ago

            This

            1. Boberella
              • 3 Years
              5 months, 4 days ago

              Or save and play cantwell over Kelly

        2. mookie
          • 6 Years
          5 months, 4 days ago

          Yep

        3. Rishi Sehgal
            5 months, 4 days ago

            Not sure about Kelly starting this GW

        4. Azathoth
          • 5 Years
          5 months, 4 days ago

          Anyone else who's thinking to (c) Tammy?

          1. mookie
            • 6 Years
            5 months, 4 days ago

            Lots are, very few will.

            1. Azathoth
              • 5 Years
              5 months, 4 days ago

              ok Mookie,i'm gonna do it....wish me GL.

              1. mookie
                • 6 Years
                5 months, 4 days ago

                Best of luck! 🙂

          2. Tmel
            • 9 Years
            5 months, 4 days ago

            Tempted but concerned he may only get 60-70 mins and Brighton have looked reasonably solid at the back. Will probably go Raz or Mo

        5. KUNingas
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 4 days ago

          Play one
          A) Digne (MCI)
          B) Lund (LIV)
          C) Montoya (che)

          1. Like i said Lacazette
            • 1 Year
            5 months, 4 days ago

            1

          2. FOO FIGHTER
              5 months, 4 days ago

              A

          3. Rishi Sehgal
              5 months, 4 days ago

              Is it worth bringing both Tammy and Mount in for a (-4) hit this GW?

              1. Like i said Lacazette
                • 1 Year
                5 months, 4 days ago

                depends whom youre shipping out

            • Tmel
              • 9 Years
              5 months, 4 days ago

              How would you order this bench?

              1) Digne
              2) Dendoncker
              3) Greenwood

              1. Miguel Sanchez
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                5 months, 4 days ago

                312

              2. mookie
                • 6 Years
                5 months, 4 days ago

                321

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

              Just caught up with the humiliation in the cup at Oxford (W Ham) and you would genuinely think Oxford were the Premier league side.
              What West Ham would do if Rice or Fabs got injured....

            • Ragnar Lothbrok
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              5 months, 4 days ago

              Palace have strong hoe form? Must get myself a ticket

              1. pingissimus
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                5 months, 4 days ago

                Strong compared to last season perhaps but two goals in three is predictably woeful in attack.

                First - and only? - cleanie of the season for Norwich?

            • pingissimus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              5 months, 4 days ago

              What is David on about? Haller has had horrid stats in the last two. He appears to be dropping back into midfield to link up play and isn’t featuring in the box much at all

              1. Christina.
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                5 months, 4 days ago

                I've been saying it all along. Too much to pay for Wham player.

                1. pingissimus
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  5 months, 4 days ago

                  I made the wrong assumption he’d be right up top with all those attacking mids behind him and no competition for his spot but he just isn’t right now. Really sharp contrast with Pukki and Tammy on penalty box presence.

                  Unless there’s a change of formation he’s going to have to monster his chances to be value. The last two weeks are especially depressing

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

                I do think the next few will see his stats return. Man Utd and an away game with 10 men etc.
                No Antonio and Lanzini hurt him for sure - good player of course.

                1. pingissimus
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  5 months, 4 days ago

                  Wouldn’t especially disagree. It was David’s bizarre assertion of recent good stats that took the breath away.

                  Think loss of personnel is probably more relevant than oppo. Apparently he was equally ineffective last night against Oxford

            • Like i said Lacazette
              • 1 Year
              5 months, 4 days ago

              TAA or Robbo ?.

              1. Boberella
                • 3 Years
                5 months, 4 days ago

                TAA

            • ZeBestee
              • 5 Years
              5 months, 4 days ago

              How long til Recce James comes back to the team fold? He looks like a top player.

              1. Slitherene
                • 1 Year
                5 months, 4 days ago

                Next year, he might get a couple of starts, if Chelsea doesn't find a decent backup to Azpi.

                1. RichardNixon
                  • 3 Years
                  5 months, 4 days ago

                  Chelsea isn't looking for a back-up to Azpi, they had Zapacosta for that and got rid of him. James is genuine competition for Azpi and could take his spot. Notice how Abraham, Mount, Tomori are playing ahead of more established players in the Chelsea XI? No reason James can't do the same, he is very highly rated

              2. Markus
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                5 months, 4 days ago

                Chelsea fans have been wanting him to take over from Azpi for a while. I dunno if Azpi was better in the last game (no idea on his defensive performance) but wouldn't have thought it's so far off at least fairly frequent rotation

                1. Markus
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  5 months, 4 days ago

                  Chelsea fans on here (eg rotations alter ego) will have better insight but that's what I've heard others say

                  1. ZeBestee
                    • 5 Years
                    5 months, 4 days ago

                    Thanks.

                    1. RichardNixon
                      • 3 Years
                      5 months, 4 days ago

                      Markus is correct. James had a breakout season last year at Wigan (their player of the year) and Chelsea fans are calling for him to takeover from Azpi who has been poor this season, and in general regressing for a couple of seasons. He played well v Liverpool but now has some competition for his spot. Chelsea is obviously building a team with a core of players from the academy so James will also get integrated. Most likely they will get rotated I would think. Last night was James' first game back from injury and generally he looked good. He is in the mixer now as far as availability goes

              3. Hazz
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                5 months, 4 days ago

                Was never in the 1st team fold apart from this season! Planned to be, but hadn't since.

                He'll be in the main squad very shortly, I imagine.

                Not a guaranteed pick when Azpi is still around however. We're talking about a player that is barely ever benched.

                1. ZeBestee
                  • 5 Years
                  5 months, 4 days ago

                  He can play in a DM or CM I reckon, he looks a part. Can see him getting a start soon given Lampard's the kind of Manager who gives young talent a lot of opportunities.

            • Slitherene
              • 1 Year
              5 months, 4 days ago

              Pope
              VvD {4.5} Soyuncu
              Salah KdB Son Mount
              Callum Ayew Pukki
              Heaton Soyuncu Diop Stephens

              1 FT, which 4.5 defender to get in?

              Tomori/Engels/Lowton/Save?

            • kuzser
              • 2 Years
              5 months, 4 days ago

              Think I'm done on a WC... Any changes needed?

              Obviously no Salah is a risk, but not going to C him in any of their next 5 fixtures so hopefully Taa and Firmno will be sufficient.

              Pope Button
              Soy lundstram Rico Ota TAA
              KDB Mount Son Sterling Hayden
              Pukki Abraham Firmino

              1. Basil1977
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                5 months, 4 days ago

                good team, i would say that as it is nearlly the same as mine!!

              2. Drop the Dendoncker
                • 6 Years
                5 months, 4 days ago

                Nice team and great front line.

                1. kuzser
                  • 2 Years
                  5 months, 4 days ago

                  Cheers

            • Kopkloppers
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              5 months, 4 days ago

              Can anyone point me to the "live hall of fame site"
              It was on here a week ago I think.