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. Rasping Drive (BSC Small Bo…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    9 months, 22 days ago

    Note to Scoutcast team - Söyüncü is pronounced:

    "Sir-Yewn-Jew"

    When you pronounce it "See-On-You", we haven't got a clue who you are talking about.

    1. Hakim Ziyech
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 22 days ago

      Sounds more like Scho- Yewn-Chu to me

      1. Rasping Drive (BSC Small Bo…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        9 months, 22 days ago

        That would be Şöyunçu. Which it isn’t.

        Pedant over and out.

    2. Slitherene
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 22 days ago

      More like Sur-yun-juh.

      1. Hakim Ziyech
        • 1 Year
        9 months, 22 days ago

        True! Just heard turkish pronunciation. It sounds more like that

        1. FALSE PROFIT
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          9 months, 22 days ago

          The J is a CH

          1. Slitherene
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            9 months, 22 days ago

            His name is actually written Çağlar Söyüncü.

            The English approximation

            Ç – Ch as in Chair

            C – J as in Joy

            Ğ – Extends the proceeding vowel

            Ö – Ur as in Nurse, with lips rounded

            Ü – U as in Cute

            Therefore, Çağlar is pronounced Chaalar and Söyüncü is Suryunjuh.

            1. FALSE PROFIT
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              9 months, 22 days ago

              LTS CALL HIM SOY SAUCE (Smile)

            2. FALSE PROFIT
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              9 months, 22 days ago

              Thinking of nurses and cute at the same time. LOL

              1. Slitherene
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                9 months, 22 days ago

                Cute nurse, with lips rounded?

                1. FALSE PROFIT
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  9 months, 22 days ago

                  Yeah. Forgot the lips

    3. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 22 days ago

      Who cares?

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

        I'm interested to be fair

        1. Like i said Lacazette
          • 2 Years
          9 months, 22 days ago

          who cares .. still lol

      2. Rasping Drive (BSC Small Bo…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        9 months, 22 days ago

        Are you English? Yeah, thought so.

        1. denial
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          9 months, 22 days ago

          I found explanation interesting Rasping. Thanks.

          1. Rasping Drive (BSC Small Bo…
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            9 months, 22 days ago

            Thanks fella!

    4. Poseidon.
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 22 days ago

      I’ve already reported them to the police mate

      1. FALSE PROFIT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        9 months, 22 days ago

        What was Fitzal's nick name?

    5. rainy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 22 days ago

      Is this close?

      https://forvo.com/word/çağlar_söyüncü/

      1. Rasping Drive (BSC Small Bo…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        9 months, 22 days ago

        Perfect!

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

      Let's just call him Barry from now on.

    7. Hasselbaink Forever - UJFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 22 days ago

      How did you know they were talking about him then?

      1. Rasping Drive (BSC Small Bo…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        9 months, 22 days ago

        Cos he was talking about Leicester at the time. So it was a process of elimination. Ok pumpkin?

  2. AubameBLOODCLAATyang
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 22 days ago

    RMT

    Ederson
    VVD Rico Aurier
    (V)Salah Mount James De Bruyne Ceballo
    (C)Abraham Aguero

    Button Greenwood Digne Lundstram

    1. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 22 days ago

      Still don't know why people are trusting Ceballos.
      If you can jump to mcgin

    2. Sharkytect
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 22 days ago

      I reckon start greenwood ahead of Ceballos.

  3. Iggy pop
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 22 days ago

    no KDB in any of the scout squads?

    1. Boberella
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 22 days ago

      Interesting eh!
      I’m thinking of capping him. Between him and Vardy for me currently

    2. FOO FIGHTER
      9 months, 22 days ago

      Very strange with no KDB. Firmino only in one squad as well...

    3. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 22 days ago

      Huge LOL on ss 🙂
      Season keeper + player of the year.
      What a performance last game, absolutely sensational !

      1. Konstaapeli
        • 3 Years
        9 months, 22 days ago

        Just wait untill he dares to blank once and will be sold in masses.

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

          Wait till hes given a full rest! People here will say he wont get back into the team

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

      Can only pick one player per team in each position I believe. And they all love Razza

  4. Jam0sh
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    9 months, 22 days ago

    Which one would you ditch first:

    A) Digne
    B) Zinchenko

    1. Boberella
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 22 days ago

      Zinch. For Otamendi.

    2. FOO FIGHTER
      9 months, 22 days ago

      B

    3. Stormbringer22
      9 months, 22 days ago

      B

    4. Rhodes your boat
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 22 days ago

      B

    5. Jam0sh
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 22 days ago

      Cheers all

    6. Stef rocks
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 22 days ago

      I also have both but i already brougth Tammy so not ditching either for a hit. I would even play Zinchenko this week and i think he will do good - then ditch him next week cause with Mendy back and Angelino there is too much competition for one spot!

      If you have a FT i would suggest you to ditch Digne first and get Alonso or Pereira at similar price or downgradd to Soyuncu or WH defender (depends what you want). Then you can ditch Zinchenko next week (also if he plays now and Mendg plays in CL he can easily play again WOL in GW8

      1. OzilFozzil
        • 6 Years
        9 months, 22 days ago

        Who told you Zinc will even play?

        I already ditched both for a hit... lost causes here on out

  5. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
    • 8 Years
    9 months, 22 days ago

    Should i play Digne or Cantwell ?

    1. Boberella
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 22 days ago

      Cantwell

      1. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
        • 8 Years
        9 months, 22 days ago

        Why, digne so shete form ? or Cantwell in good form ?

        1. Boberella
          • 3 Years
          9 months, 22 days ago

          Digne plays for Everton and is is against Man City this GW. I think Cantwell more likely to get an assist/goal against Palace.

        2. FALSE PROFIT
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          9 months, 22 days ago

          See my grav? And I say Cantwell.

    2. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 22 days ago

      26 defenders have faced city this year.
      They all combine the astonishing number of 0 points

      1. FOO FIGHTER
        9 months, 22 days ago

        Wait for Lundstram lol.

        1. Peter Ouch
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          9 months, 22 days ago

          The king, the legend

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

            He will score a 25 yard screamer against them, and be first on my bench (and ofcourse come in for maybe Aurier)

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

        This strikes me as the game that people bench or sell Digne for and he promptly goes and takes advantage of a shaky City back line with a goal and assist.

      3. Sharkytect
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        9 months, 22 days ago

        Ha. Fantastic stat

    3. FOO FIGHTER
      9 months, 22 days ago

      I would go Digne.

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

      Can only pick one player per team in each position I believe. And they all love Razza

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

        Reply fail**

    5. Stef rocks
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 22 days ago

      I think Digne will be the biggest troll this week with all those people ditching him - he might get some attacking return (assist or even free kick goal). Thus said i am benching him for Zinchenko LOL

      1. Nomar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        9 months, 22 days ago

        See above.

        This is the kind of scenario where people ditch or bench a player because they are convinced he will get a nil pointer and said player promptly goes out and hauls.

  6. Slitherene
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 22 days ago

    Bottomed.

    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?

    1. Rhodes your boat
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 22 days ago

      Who is it if you save?

    2. Boberella
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 22 days ago

      You’ve got Soyuncu twice

    3. Slitherene
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 22 days ago

      Diop from the bench, Digne second sub

  7. Disturbed
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 22 days ago

    Cap Salah or Son?

    1. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 22 days ago

      Son

    2. FOO FIGHTER
      9 months, 22 days ago

      Mo

    3. Stormbringer22
      9 months, 22 days ago

      Mine's on Salah since I don't have Sonny, but the sensible option would be Son

    4. Boberella
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 22 days ago

      If I had Son, I’d probably cap him over Salah this GW

    5. Konstaapeli
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 22 days ago

      Salah. Spurs are so bad atm.

    6. Sharkytect
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 22 days ago

      Salah

  8. Rhodes your boat
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 22 days ago

    My 2 decisions this gw are

    Play 3
    A) Diop
    B) soy
    C) rico
    D) cantwell

    Captain
    1) salah
    2) sterling
    3) kdb
    4) son

    On a b c, 1 currently

    1. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 22 days ago

      ABC 4

      1. Rhodes your boat
        • 3 Years
        9 months, 22 days ago

        Thanks 🙂

    2. Boberella
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 22 days ago

      BCD
      3 or 4

      1. Rhodes your boat
        • 3 Years
        9 months, 22 days ago

        Interesting thanks

    3. maratus
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 22 days ago

      ABC
      4

      1. maratus
        • 5 Years
        9 months, 22 days ago

        Reply fail, i ment bench Diop. BCD

        1. Rhodes your boat
          • 3 Years
          9 months, 22 days ago

          Okay no worries!

      2. Rhodes your boat
        • 3 Years
        9 months, 22 days ago

        Same as above thanks for your answer

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

      You currently have the order I would have it in.

    5. Sharkytect
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 22 days ago

      Abd 1

    6. Stef rocks
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 22 days ago

      BCD 1

    7. Slitherene
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 22 days ago

      B, C, D, 4

  9. Pieterke30
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 22 days ago

    Mount, Abraham and...

    A. Reece James
    B. CHO

    Which CHE is the best?
    And is it too early right now?

    1. Pieterke30
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 22 days ago

      Edit - CHE trio*

    2. Stormbringer22
      9 months, 22 days ago

      I think Mount and Tammy for now is enough Chelsea cover. Between the above 2, I would say CHO edges it

      1. Pieterke30
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        9 months, 22 days ago

        Reece James really impressive last night. Think I would want the four of them within a few weeks...

        1. Stormbringer22
          9 months, 22 days ago

          If James was 4.5m I would be look into him, but not for 5 personally

          1. Stormbringer22
            9 months, 22 days ago

            looking*

    3. Zim0
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 22 days ago

      Since there are a lot of midfield options and not a lot of good defensive ones right now I'd wait to see if returning Chelsea defenders good make their clean sheet potential stronger and then decide to get james

    4. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 22 days ago

      Do you genuinely want 43% of your 7 players attacking points relying on Chelsea?

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        9 months, 22 days ago

        Better question in whether you want to rely on Chelsea defense at all...

        1. Pieterke30
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          9 months, 22 days ago

          James looking very good and likely to assist a few goals, especially if he plays wing back - which is likely I think.

      2. Pieterke30
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        9 months, 22 days ago

        I wouldnt mind.
        Great value, great fixtures, 3rd most attacking team in the league right now.

      3. FALSE PROFIT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        9 months, 22 days ago

        This^ 42.86%

        1. Pieterke30
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          9 months, 22 days ago

          Really dont see the issue

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

    Start Greenwood or Digne?

    (C) Sterling or Aguero?

    1. Stormbringer22
      9 months, 22 days ago

      Wait for the Man Utd press conference to see of indications of Ole playing Greenwood. He doesn't really have much choice but who knows. Would go for Greenwood over Digne if he starts the game. Captain Kun

      1. HarryB29
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        9 months, 22 days ago

        Martial is meant to be potentially back for this game though

    2. Zim0
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 22 days ago

      I think Digne will definitely get a zero pointer. Might as well go with Greenwood but yeah wait for oles press conference. He might hint at whether Greenwood starts or not

    3. Longlatini
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 22 days ago

      Hopefully Ole gives us a clue

      1. Stormbringer22
        9 months, 22 days ago

        Greenwood would definitely play some minutes. Unfortunately, there is every possibility that you are choosing between 2 players who will both likely net you about 1 point.

        1. Longlatini
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          9 months, 22 days ago

          I know, not ideal!

  11. abaalan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 22 days ago

    Pope
    Vvd, aurier, soyuncu
    Salah (c), sterling, kdb, mount
    Abraham, pukki, Haller

    Rico, Dendoncker, Montoya & Heaton

    Look ok?
    Captain between Salah, Abraham, sterling (in that order)
    Bench order right?

    1. Rhodes your boat
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 22 days ago

      Looks good! Captain a tough choice

    2. Stormbringer22
      9 months, 22 days ago

      Team is GTG, bench order is GTG, and captain choice is GTG 🙂

  12. Fortune
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 22 days ago

    start digne or lundstarm for this gw?

    1. Zim0
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 22 days ago

      Go lundstrammm

      1. Zim0
        • 1 Year
        9 months, 22 days ago

        But actually doesn't matter. Cuz they both sucky options this week. Digne might score a free-kick so him I guess

        1. Zim0
          • 1 Year
          9 months, 22 days ago

          But go lundstram! :p

        2. FALSE PROFIT
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          9 months, 22 days ago

          2 for playing 3 for an assist. -2 for goals let in -1 for yellow card. Back to 2

    2. Fortune
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 22 days ago

      Allright.
      Haha

  13. Like i said Lacazette
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 22 days ago

    how nailed is aurier? looks a better repl. for Digne!

    1. Zim0
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 22 days ago

      Nobody knows. Foyth is back too. You'll have to wait and see but he is in form so a good chance He might start against southampton

      1. FALSE PROFIT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        9 months, 22 days ago

        He made hi peace with Potch.
        When he came from PSG he though he had a God given right for a place.
        Typical Potch snubbed him.
        Now all is OK because Potch has too many enemies atm.

        1. Like i said Lacazette
          • 2 Years
          9 months, 22 days ago

          oh my .. i see

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

      I have got him in this week. Not sure if nailed but show start this weekend, hoping for attacking return + CS

    3. waddles mullet
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 22 days ago

      He's not nailed at all. Only got in the team because if KWP's injury, and we tried to sell him in the summer.

      That said, a big game against Palace means he could be first choice (for now) and KWP played Tuesday so likely starts against Soton.

      Don't rely on a start moving forward though, and Foyth will also be in the mix.

      1. Like i said Lacazette
        • 2 Years
        9 months, 22 days ago

        awe.. thanks for the insight mate !! im moving on to Tomori then lol

      2. Slitherene
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        9 months, 22 days ago

        Poch did mention it's his place to lose, though.

    4. mookie
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 22 days ago

      Played 60+ minutes 24 times in the PL. 2 goals, 6 assists and 9 CSs. That's 17 returns in 24. If you have a half decent backup, I think he's worth owning.

  14. Boberella
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 22 days ago

    Captain KDB or Vardy?
    Really can’t decide. Want to go different than Salah it Sterling.
    On KDB currently.
    Any thoughts?

    1. suddenorgan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 22 days ago

      KDB from those two, don't think Leicester will demolish Newcastle

    2. Stormbringer22
      9 months, 22 days ago

      Not that it should matter that much when we talk about a player like KDB, but his returns have been better at home games. Vardy at home to Newcastle seems to me the more likely pick for points

    3. Teddy Brewski
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 22 days ago

      I’m really tempted by Vardy. Maddison looking like he’s out though is a big blow

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

      Salah probably the best in your case mate.

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

      V

    6. Boberella
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 22 days ago

      Thanks everyone.

  15. Felix Navidad
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 22 days ago

    Who will score most in the next 4-5?
    1 Sterling + Pukki
    2 Aguero + Mount

    1. Felix Navidad
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 22 days ago

      4-5 gw

    2. Boberella
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 22 days ago

      Anyone’s guess.
      Pukki and Mount both have great fixtures.
      Sterling and Kun prob get about the same

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

      1

    4. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 22 days ago

      B I’d say

      Pukki scores more at home

  16. suddenorgan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    9 months, 22 days ago

    Should I just get the Sterling + Wickham -> £5.6 Trash + Aguero move done now while I have 2FT's?

    Think he'll be OK for the weekend but games come thick and fast from GW9 and I might have other issues to deal with by then.

    1. Slitherene
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 22 days ago

      Seems like you missed the McGinn price rise.

      1. suddenorgan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        9 months, 22 days ago

        Don't think I want him anyway tbh, would probably go Hayden/Dendocker

        1. Devo-McDuff
          • 1 Year
          9 months, 22 days ago

          Given the choice you’d honestly take those 2 over McGinn? That’s nuts!

    2. Devo-McDuff
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 22 days ago

      Is McGinn still 5.6? He ain’t trash! Good moves if so.

  17. CRO KLOPP
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 22 days ago

    Pope
    TAA Otamendi Aurier
    Sterling(c) Mane KDB Mount
    Abraham Haller Pukki
    (4.0 Cantwell Rico Lundstram)

    GTG? Bench order?

    1. Stormbringer22
      9 months, 22 days ago

      I would swap Rico and Cantwell, but other than that GTG

      1. CRO KLOPP
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        9 months, 22 days ago

        Cheers mate

        1. Stormbringer22
          9 months, 22 days ago

          No probs. You and I have the exact same bench - I have put mine in this order: Rico - Lundy - Cantwell, but it is anyone's guess really

  18. ElliotJHP
    • 8 Years
    9 months, 22 days ago

    The big captain dilemma, would love to hear some thoughts.

    A) Abraham
    B) Sterling

    1. Goat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 22 days ago

      B

  19. Edge
    • 11 Years
    9 months, 22 days ago

    1. Mane + Son
    2. Salah + Silva

    1. Goat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 22 days ago

      1

      1. linkafu
        9 months, 22 days ago

        1

  20. Francescoli
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 22 days ago

    Good to go?

    Pope
    TAA Otamendi Rico
    Salah KDB Mount Cantwell
    Aguero Haller Abraham

    Button Ceballos Digne Lundstram

  21. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 22 days ago

    Play one from

    A Greenwood
    B Diop
    C Cantwell
    D Rico

    1. FALSE PROFIT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 22 days ago

      Rico for me

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

      C

  22. Rik Waller
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 22 days ago

    How is the Maddison injury looking?

    1. FALSE PROFIT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 22 days ago

      Horrible. They sew his head back on in theater today.

    2. Stormbringer22
      9 months, 22 days ago

      Will more than likely miss out on Newcastle

  23. Edge
    • 11 Years
    9 months, 22 days ago

    Scap that.

    Okay, which Wild card team would you rather have?

    A)
    Pope (Button)
    Soy, TAA, Tomori (Lundstram/4m)
    *Mane, De Bruyne, *Son, *Mount (Cantwell)
    Aguero, Pukki, Abraham

    B)
    Pope (Button)
    Soy, TAA, Tomori, *Robertson (Lundstram)
    *Salah, De Bruyne, *Silva (Cantwell, 4.5)
    Aguero, Pukki, Abraham

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

    One to start from...

    A) Hayden (lei)
    B) Lundstram (LIV)
    C) Rico (WHU)
    D) Dendoncker (WAT)

    Currently on Dendoncker as Watford are completely useless.

    1. Stef rocks
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 22 days ago

      D or C but probably D

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

        Cheers.

  25. Stef rocks
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 22 days ago

    Anyone else who thinks Digne will be the biggest troll this GW with nice haul vs MCI (i still think City defence is leaky) punishing all the sellers or it is only me 🙂

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

      Crickets

    2. Iggy pop
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 22 days ago

      a simple benching is enough, im keeping for the season!

  26. Nomar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    9 months, 22 days ago

    So, do I keep faith in Digne or move him on? After this week he still has good fixtures and surely he's going to come good, right?

    Got AMN and he's going to probably get ousted once Bellerin and Tierney are available to start. Maybe he needs to go first?

    Up front, Barnes probably needs to make way for Vardy or Tammy. Everyone is getting Tammy, Vardy may be a great differential.

    Been so busy with upcoming redundancy and job hunting that I've not really had my mind on FPL much. Maybe a GW8 WC needed?

    Suggestions welcome

    Heaton, Pope
    Soyuncu, Digne, TAA, Lundstram, AMN
    Salah, KdB, Mount, Cantwell, Dendoncker
    Barnes, Aguero, Pukki

    1FT
    £1.3m ITB

    Thanks

    1. Slitherene
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 22 days ago

      AMN first, Barnes second, Digne third.

    2. Stef rocks
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 22 days ago

      Team look good. Maybe i woild do Barnes to Tammy first but you should definitely have to get rid of AMN. Keep Digne for now unless you decide to WC (i would not ditch him now - at least not for a hit).

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

      Can understand why folks would keep Digne for a few more weeks but personally sold him this week. For Pereira.

      Would agree that Niles would be top of the list but not sure what price he is. Can you get Otamendi for him??

      At that price point Barnes is solid in my opinion. Mind you I've bought Abraham this week too and his fixtures are superb so wouldn't be against that.

      Lastly, and of course most importantly, good luck with the job hunt 🙂

      1. FALSE PROFIT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        9 months, 22 days ago

        Good time for MrP for Digne, Ota best bet though for sure.

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

          Agree

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

        Thanks, Toddy.

        AMN looks like the priority to get rid of, then.

    4. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 22 days ago

      i would just upgrade barnes to tammy and its perfect team !

      1. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
        • 8 Years
        9 months, 22 days ago

        AMN first !

        1. Nomar
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          9 months, 22 days ago

          Cheers chaps.

  27. PortoGuy
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 22 days ago

    Morning All.
    Current Team. 0FT 1.4ITB

    Pope
    TAA Soyuncu Digne
    Salah(c) Mount KDB Cantwell Sterling
    Pukki Abraham

    Button Lundstram Kelly Greenwood

    Looking at fixtures. Want to downgrade Digne to Chelsea defender or Otamendi/Aurier and ideally upgrade Greenwood. No hits.

    A.Tomori
    B.Azpilicueta
    C.Zouma
    D.Aurier
    E.Otamendi
    F.Other.

    Please help. Thanks 🙂

    1. Daghe Munegu
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 22 days ago

      E

      1. PortoGuy
        • 1 Year
        9 months, 22 days ago

        Thanks

    2. FALSE PROFIT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 22 days ago

      E for sure. Why would anyone want to have a Chelsea defender.? Perriera a good bet IMO

      1. PortoGuy
        • 1 Year
        9 months, 22 days ago

        Thanks for the reply. Because of the fixtures... if Tomori is nailed he could be a cheap source of CS points which Chelsea should be able to get at least a few given their coming matches.

        But I agree that Otamendi is the safest option. Pereira (ex-Porto 🙂 ) is a great player but don't want double Leicester.

  28. Corgzzzz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 22 days ago

    Help please .....I cant decide on my capt.....??
    1. Tammy ( currently my choice )
    2. Salah.
    3. Aguero.
    4. Sterling.
    5. KDB

    1. 404_FC
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 22 days ago

      2

    2. Stef rocks
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 22 days ago

      I will play safe with Salah

  29. Daghe Munegu
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 22 days ago

    Pope
    TAA Otamendi Aurier Soyuncu
    Salah Sterling Son KDB
    Abraham Ayew

    Button Greenwood Tomori Cantwell

    G2G or start Greenwood?

  30. FOO FIGHTER
    9 months, 22 days ago

    Who is looking forward to a TAA mega haul this weekend?

    1. Stef rocks
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 22 days ago

      I am looking for Trent haul every GW 🙂