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. Clarity
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 6 days ago

    will zinchenko get dropped soon?

    1. dbeck
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 6 days ago

      he got dropped last week

    2. Tshelby
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 6 days ago

      I think Mendy will take his place. Maybe they will rotate but don't think Zinch is going to start every PL game.

    3. GreennRed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 6 days ago

      O tramendi still same price, will change fairly soon.

      1. GreennRed
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        6 months, 6 days ago

        My phone made him Italian 🙂

  2. CelticBhoy1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    6 months, 6 days ago

    Is having Mount Azp and Abraham too much?

    1. CelticBhoy1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 6 days ago

      That'll mean I've 3 Chelsea 3 City 2 Lpool and 2 Norwich - hardly diversifying

      1. Lingard’s Shin Guards
        • 1 Year
        6 months, 6 days ago

        Too many eggs in a few baskets

        Relying too much on good performances from these teams imo

        1. CelticBhoy1
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          6 months, 6 days ago

          Cheers

    2. Concrete
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 6 days ago

      Azpi too much for me at the moment...need clean sheets first

      1. Tshelby
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        6 months, 6 days ago

        Don't know about that. Aren't his attacking stats pretty nice?

    3. Stormbringer22
      6 months, 6 days ago

      I think having just Tammy and Mount is enough for now.

    4. Bucket Man
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 6 days ago

      I took a punt on Tomori, saving 0.1 over Soyuncu which will help me get the trio. Then again if it goes wrong I will wildcard.

    5. avfc82
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      6 months, 6 days ago

      Possibly, they're a bit inconsistent at the moment, which is understandable, and yet to win at home.

  3. Pep Roulette
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 6 days ago

    Adrian
    TAA Otamendi Digne
    Salah Pepe DSilva Cantwell
    Aguero Haller Barnes

    Button Rico Lundstram Guendouzi

    Digne & Barnes to Aurier & Abraham​ for free?

    1. Stormbringer22
      6 months, 6 days ago

      Sounds good

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

      Nice. Or Soyuncu

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

      Did similar myself but sold Haller instead of Barnes.

    4. dbeck
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 6 days ago

      any money itb? I wouldnt get Aurier as long term i think Soy is better and more nailed pick

      1. Pep Roulette
        • 2 Years
        6 months, 6 days ago

        0.4 ITB

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

    GTG?

    Pope
    TAA, Mings, Rico
    Mane, KDB, McNeill, Cantwell
    Aguero(c), Aubameyang, Pukki

    Button, Lundstram, Lascelles, Hayden

    McNeill > Mount my planned transfer. 1ft 0.6 itb

    Worried by no Tammy or Son this week but my cash cow would probably be Aubameyang and I'm reluctant to loose with those amazing fixtures

    1. dbeck
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 6 days ago

      nice move, should of done it last night for the price raise

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

        Being very conservative with my transfers this year. Don't want to get caught short with injuries

    2. Tshelby
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 6 days ago

      Really nice striker force! Would surely get Mount in.
      Great team

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

        Cheers. Hoping it pays dividends over the next few gameweeks

        1. Tshelby
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          6 months, 6 days ago

          Surely it will. Always (c) Mane at home and otherwise Aguero and I can see many greenarrows

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

            Yeah that's the plan. Aubameyang is an option too for me soon

  5. the vanisher
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 6 days ago

    Pope
    Ota Robbo Ake
    Sterling Salah McGinn Cantwell
    Aguero Abraham Pukki

    gtg?

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

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

    1. Stormbringer22
      6 months, 6 days ago

      Having all the big hitters I see...! I would suggest Aguero (c) Sterling (vc)

    2. Tshelby
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 6 days ago

      Hard to call. Use the RMT tool or flip a coin?
      I'm currently on Salah

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

      3

    4. dbeck
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 6 days ago

      3, 4, 5, 2 ,1 I feel is the right order. Top 5 captain options this week imo, you're in for a good score

  7. Tshelby
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 6 days ago

    Thoughts on this XI for the weekend?

    Pope
    TAA, Otamendi, Soyuncu
    KdB, Salah (c), Sterling, Mount
    Pukki, Tammy, Barnes

    Button,-Rico, Hayden, Lundstram

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

      Solid, sticking with Barnes for the time being?

      1. Tshelby
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        6 months, 6 days ago

        For now, all ready on -4 but it's his last chance.
        With Greenwood scoring again yesterday I can see him start a PL in the future so might want Greenwood back

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

          Yeah I'm clinging to that hope too ha

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

      gtg

    3. Stormbringer22
      6 months, 6 days ago

      Nice 🙂

    4. dbeck
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 6 days ago

      great team

      1. Tshelby
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        6 months, 6 days ago

        Yeah? It feels like I lack Son, Auba, Aguero,..
        Can't have them all but still.

        1. dbeck
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          6 months, 6 days ago

          Barnes is the only question mark but nothing around that price. We have the same team but I have Haller and Cantwell vs your Barnes and Mount. I kind of prefer yours

          1. Tshelby
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            6 months, 6 days ago

            I had Haller last week but brought Tammy in. Can't see Haller score many goals soon surely now that Lanzini is out and the last two games he also looked kinda poor. Might come good but for now I would get rid of Haller if it's for free.

            1. dbeck
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              6 months, 6 days ago

              Next week I will be moving him to Wilson, dont think its worth a hit this week

              1. Tshelby
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                6 months, 6 days ago

                Nice would also like to have Wilson at a certain point.

    5. Dr. Mantis Toboggan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 6 days ago

      Gorgeous

    6. Frank Koscielny
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 6 days ago

      Wow, I have the exact same team. Obviously Barnes needs to perform or else he's out next week. Have you thought about whether you'll stick to 343 or switch to 352 if he blanks? I'm all out of cash and not too excited about any of the other forwards I can afford..

      1. Tshelby
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        6 months, 6 days ago

        I think I'm going to go 352 with Greenwood as striker on my bench cause I really think his going to start a game soon. Don't know which 5th midfielder I'm going to get in. You?

        1. Frank Koscielny
          • 3 Years
          6 months, 6 days ago

          Also a little fortunate Greenwood dropped in price last night as well!
          In regards to a fifth midfielder I'm still undecided. Mcginns fixtures are turning to the worse, James is an option but united are really not looking convincing in attack. Lamela has always been a curse in my team and Harry Wilson only gets 60+ minutes every other game. Maybe Yarmolenko is a good option if he looks good against Villa?

  8. Rik Waller
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 6 days ago

    Soyuncu or Tomori?

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

      Soy. The better defence I think

      1. Pro Pundit PUMPKINHEAD - se…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        6 months, 6 days ago

        1 cs all season. Soy has never been a good option. Just FFS noise

    2. Super Saints
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 6 days ago

      Chelsea yet to keep a clean sheet

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

      Soy. But I have both.

  9. H-Over United
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 6 days ago

    I took too many hits the last weeks.
    2x -8
    1x -4

    Am i GTG this Gameweek?

    Ryan
    VVD / Otamendi / Söyüncü
    Sterling / Salah / Mount / James
    Kane (C.) / Abraham / Pukki

    Button / Kelly / Cantwell / Lundstram

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

      Yes gtg

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

    Very confident with this team for the weekend..

    Pope
    TAA / Pereira / Otamendi
    Son / Dendoncker / Salah / Sterling
    Barnes / Wilson / Abraham

    Button / Rico / Hayden / Lundstram

    Maybe the 4-way rotation of total crud can come through this week with Dendoncker vs a bogey Watford team. Son (c). Let's be havin ya!!

    1. Stormbringer22
      6 months, 6 days ago

      Love the Pereira in there!

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

        Hoping to get ahead of the Soyuncu pack. We shall see. Cheers.

    2. Tshelby
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 6 days ago

      Like the captain pick! Good luck! Looks good and hopefully Barnes can score a goal.

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

        Think he'll sneak one in this week. Cheers Shelby good luck to you too.

  11. Dacra
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 6 days ago

    Gah, Greenwood dropped?!

    1. Dr. Mantis Toboggan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 6 days ago

      Yeah, that's probably going to be a pain at some point. Were you looking to sell this week?

  12. Dr. Mantis Toboggan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 6 days ago

    Tricky bench order this week, what do you reckon?

    Cantwell | Digne, Lund, Greenwood

    1. The_Fish
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 6 days ago

      Greenwood Lund Digne

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

        Agree

      2. Dr. Mantis Toboggan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        6 months, 6 days ago

        Jesus I wish I could sell Digne

        1. Tshelby
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          6 months, 6 days ago

          Are you going to sell him next week? Fixture seem pretty good after City.

          1. Dr. Mantis Toboggan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            6 months, 6 days ago

            Probably not, bigger fires and all that.

            Everton look bad though 9 conceded against villla, WOL, bou, SU is uninspiring.
            6 mill could be better spent elsewhere at this point I feel

    2. avfc82
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      6 months, 6 days ago

      I'd start Digne, and bench Cantwell, Lundstram, Greenwood... in that order.

      1. dbeck
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        6 months, 6 days ago

        pretty sure Digne got attacking points vs Man City last year

        1. avfc82
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 10 Years
          6 months, 6 days ago

          I just think if you own Digne, play him.

          If City are going to concede, it'll likely be via a cross into the box, set piece etc, which he could be involved in.

          1. Dr. Mantis Toboggan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            6 months, 6 days ago

            Fair, decent logic

          2. St. Joseph
            • 4 Years
            6 months, 6 days ago

            This.

      2. Dr. Mantis Toboggan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        6 months, 6 days ago

        Interesting, I don't particularly want to start Cantwell away to Palace but I don't know if I fancy Digne to get attacking returns any more than the rest of them - plus I expect he'll have at least -1 for goals conceded.

        If Ole gave a strong indication of Greenwood starting would you give him a go?

        1. avfc82
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 10 Years
          6 months, 6 days ago

          Don't think so, but can see the appeal.

          1. Dr. Mantis Toboggan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            6 months, 6 days ago

            Cheers, GL

    3. Bloveman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 6 days ago

      Not sure who you have up top but I think grenwood is a good option to start this week. Arsenal are woeful (arsenal fan here sadly)

  13. JJeyy
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 6 days ago

    A) Alonso and Otamendi (emerson out for month)

    B) Trent and Soyuncu

    best option?

    1. Stormbringer22
      6 months, 6 days ago

      B

    2. kUwe Inc.
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 6 days ago

      B by miles

    3. MTPockets
      • 10 Years
      6 months, 6 days ago

      b (disclaimer - I have b)

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

      B

    5. The_Fish
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 6 days ago

      Had B since GW1 and don't plan on moving away any time soon.

  14. JenkoJunko
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 6 days ago

    Thoughts on current squad:

    Button Pope
    AWB Zinc VVD Digne Lund
    Salah Sterling KDB Mount Ceballos
    Greenwood Pukki Jota

    For me the defence needs sorting - AWB and Zinc out also a VVD to TAA upgrade. I have 2FT which is all good but I'd also like to get rid of Ceballos and Jota so do i WC and sort it all or take a -4 hit to sort out defence and possibly one of Ceballos or Jota??

    Worried the WC is to kneejerky as i have had a good start. Thanks all, advice and opinions are greatly appreciated.

    1. Stormbringer22
      6 months, 6 days ago

      I would WC either next week or during the international break. Not much point in doing it now. If I were you, I would target the entire defence like you've said (apart from Lundy), Ceballos. Greenwood, and Jota.

      Good luck for the upcoming week!

      1. JenkoJunko
        • 1 Year
        6 months, 6 days ago

        Thanks for that. I think you're right it just seems pointless to waste it when it Isn't really needed! In view of that I think I'll bring in TAA, Soy for VVD and AWB and tempted to take a punt on Yarmolenko for Ceballos?

        Good luck to you too. Thanks for the feedback!

        1. Stormbringer22
          6 months, 6 days ago

          No worries mate. I hit the WC button this week (it was a bit of a tilt to be fair). I did it while the games were still on so I got rid of all the players I had due a drop and got ahead of all the price rises. That's kind of why I said it may be too late to WC now, but I guess everyone does it differently 🙂 Quite happy with the squad I WC-ed to, so hopefully some green arrows coming both our ways!

    2. MTPockets
      • 10 Years
      6 months, 6 days ago

      Wolves play WAT this week so that can maybe be postponed. Leaves 2FT to deal with a def + def/Ceballos

      1. JenkoJunko
        • 1 Year
        6 months, 6 days ago

        Agreed! Jota is definitely worth one more week based on that fixture. See above re suggestions 🙂 Thanks.

  15. kUwe Inc.
    • 8 Years
    6 months, 6 days ago

    Currently on WC. GTG?

    Pope
    TAA, Soyuncu, Pieters
    Salah, KDB, BSilva, McNeil
    Aguero(c), Abraham, Pukki

    (Gunn; Cantwell, Lundst, Rico)

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

      I took a punt on McNeil last week as a temp for Mount. At one point, towards the end of the game, he was close to returning 3 bonus along was his assist. Unfortunately I think that's his limit. I'd prefer McGinn for cheaper

      1. kUwe Inc.
        • 8 Years
        6 months, 6 days ago

        Same here mate, took 1 week punt last week for 6m range mid.
        Pick him over McGinn as Villa face Arsenal and having a fact that Burnley is better team than Villa. But McGinn did have goals treat and both have decent fixtures. Now torn between these two.
        Cant afford to bring in Mount, already have Abraham.

  16. Totti
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 6 days ago

    need your help guys

    adrian pope
    zinchenko aurier soyouncu lundstram kelly
    salah sterling mount mcginn cantwell
    aguero abraham pukki

    1 FT 1.4 itb

    A) zinchenko -> otamendi
    B) zincnenko -> robertson
    C) save and next week adrian and zinchenko -> 4.0 GK and arnold
    D) other suggestion

    1. kUwe Inc.
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 6 days ago

      A

  17. Maddamotha
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 6 days ago

    Is it worh taking a hit with this defence ; VVD, Coleman, Zinchenko, Montoya, Lund? Dont see many points, tempting to WC even.

    1. Totti
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 6 days ago

      any free transfers?

      if so then coleman -> aurier

      1. Maddamotha
        • 3 Years
        6 months, 6 days ago

        Nah have to take a hit

  18. Pep Roulette
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 6 days ago

    Best defender unded 5.4? My defence is Otamendi, TAA, Lundstram, Rico!

    1. Stormbringer22
      6 months, 6 days ago

      Soy? I am biased though since my back 3 are TAA, Ota, Soy

    2. kUwe Inc.
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 6 days ago

      Aurier, Pieters, Soyuncu. Your defence is decent though.

      1. Pep Roulette
        • 2 Years
        6 months, 6 days ago

        Need a replacement for Digne

    3. Totti
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 6 days ago

      aurier is your man mate

  19. afsr
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 6 days ago

    GTG for the weekend?

    Pope,
    Digne, Zinchenko, Lundstram
    Mane, Sterling, Son, KdB,
    Tammy, Pukki, Greenwood

    Button, Cantwell, Dunk, Hanlon

    0 FT, 1.2 ITB

    1) Lundstam, Dunk, or Hanlon in start?
    2) Son, Tammy or Sterling cap?
    3) Any transfer for a hit? Could do Mane -> Salah, nothing else comes to mind

    1. afsr
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 6 days ago

      Mistake, defence is
      TAA, Otamendi, Lundstram

    2. Tshelby
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 6 days ago

      Lund/Son/no hit.

      1. Totti
        • 3 Years
        6 months, 6 days ago

        1) lundstram
        2) sterling
        3) no

        1. Totti
          • 3 Years
          6 months, 6 days ago

          sorry reply failed mate
          it's for AFSR:)

  20. Slitherene
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 6 days ago

    Zinchenko to Tomori, for free?

    I don't want Otamendi/Aurier, already have Soyuncu, Diop, VvD, Digne, Pope & Heaton.

    Or should I save FT and hope Diop covers Zinchenko, this GW?

    1. Totti
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 6 days ago

      Why not otamendi or aurier ?
      both have a decent run of fixtures

    2. dbeck
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 6 days ago

      Why no Ota love?

    3. MTPockets
      • 10 Years
      6 months, 6 days ago

      Think I'd start Zinchenko just in case, and you already have backup so roll ft
      But if you think Zinchenko's benched/gone then transfer

  21. Hotstepper
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 6 days ago

    Start one:

    A) Digne
    MCI (H)

    B) Lundstram
    LIV (H)

    C) Greenwood
    ARS (H)

    1. avfc82
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      6 months, 6 days ago

      I'd start Digne.

    2. Stormbringer22
      6 months, 6 days ago

      B

    3. sovietrockettes
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 6 days ago

      I’ve got the same dilemma +Cantwell.......starting Greenwood for a laugh

    4. Super Saints
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 6 days ago

      A

  22. Super Saints
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 6 days ago

    Am I G2G? My 2ft were Digne and Greenwood to Soyunca and Tammy before the price changes. James to Yarmolenko next week.

    Pope
    TAA VVD Otamendi Soyunca
    Mane(VC) KDB Mount
    Aguero(C) Abraham Pukki
    Button James Lundstram Geundouzi

    1. MTPockets
      • 10 Years
      6 months, 6 days ago

      Not playing James?

      1. Super Saints
        • 3 Years
        6 months, 6 days ago

        Nope that's why he's on my bench!? United look awful, can't wait to sell although I imagine he will score big like Lundstram does everytime he's first on my bench!

  23. camarozz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 6 days ago

    Playing BB on a double gw has rarely worked for me in 5 seasons.

    So would you BB these guys for this gw??

    Heaton/Mings/Lundstram/
    Cantwell

    1. Stormbringer22
      6 months, 6 days ago

      You have a fully playing bench. If you have a good feeling about it, I would say go for it

    2. MTPockets
      • 10 Years
      6 months, 6 days ago

      no

    3. avfc82
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      6 months, 6 days ago

      Nope.

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

      Not even if I had 2 BB chips.

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

        Make that five

    5. Super Saints
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 6 days ago

      No way

    6. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 6 days ago

      Lolwut really? Lundstram has Liverpool.

  24. Don Kloppeone
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 6 days ago

    Morning all

    Am I G2G for this week?
    Somehow found myself at the end of a -8 but hoping it pays off eventually. It is very template/ safe. Still have WC which I will hopefully use to get a bit more differential and try and make a climb up the ranks.

    0FT 0.2itb
    Heaton
    VVD, Ota, Soy
    Salah (C), Sterling (v), KDB, Mount
    Pukki, Haller, Abraham
    (Button) (Rico, Cantwell, Lunds)

    GL to all!

    1. MTPockets
      • 10 Years
      6 months, 6 days ago

      -8 and still no TAA...
      It's fine

      1. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        6 months, 6 days ago

        I know....

        I prioritised Tammy/ switch to 3-4-3 over dropping VVD for TAA

        You instil mega confidence with your “It’s fine”

        I don’t expect much more than a tiny Green this week tbh

        1. MTPockets
          • 10 Years
          6 months, 6 days ago

          As you say it's pretty template, so fine actually means fine

          1. Don Kloppeone
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            6 months, 6 days ago

            I’ll have to live with that for this week and hope I don’t get too burnt. Onwards and upwards!

  25. wildnothing
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 6 days ago

    Good to go guys?

    Pope
    TAA Digne Otamendi
    KDB Son Mount McGinn
    Agüero Firmino Pukki

    Henderson Cantwell Lundstram Burn

    1. Super Saints
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 6 days ago

      Captain?

  26. CelticBhoy1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    6 months, 6 days ago

    Start Digne or Cantwell?

    1. St. Joseph
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 6 days ago

      Still digne
      Set pieces

    2. Super Saints
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 6 days ago

      Cantwell

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

      Cantwell

    4. MTPockets
      • 10 Years
      6 months, 6 days ago

      cantwell

    5. avfc82
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      6 months, 6 days ago

      Digne.

    6. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 6 days ago

      Cantwell probably but I'd rather not start either tbh!

    7. liverpool01
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 6 days ago

      Cantwell

  27. Unliklinho
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    6 months, 6 days ago

    Start Dunk or Lund?

    1. Super Saints
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 6 days ago

      Good lord neither!

  28. St. Joseph
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 6 days ago

    Captain
    KUN or SALAH?

    1. liverpool01
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 6 days ago

      Kun

    2. avfc82
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      6 months, 6 days ago

      I'd go Salah out of those options.

    3. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 6 days ago

      Mo

    4. Super Saints
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 6 days ago

      Kun scored in every game
      Salah not scored away from home
      Hmmmm tough one

      1. YEAH PITCH!
        • 1 Year
        6 months, 6 days ago

        Remember when Salah got a hattrick last year away to Bournemouth. Most had sold him the week prior. Doesn't mean a thing.

        1. Super Saints
          • 3 Years
          6 months, 6 days ago

          You've clearly decided on Salah captain. Of course it means something, form is one of the most important factors we have to consider.

          1. YEAH PITCH!
            • 1 Year
            6 months, 6 days ago

            Going Son captain.

    5. the dom 1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 6 days ago

      Salah

  29. liverpool01
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 6 days ago

    1st sub Cantwell or Greenwood?

    1. Rhodes your boat
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 6 days ago

      Cantwell

      1. liverpool01
        • 1 Year
        6 months, 6 days ago

        cool thanks

    2. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 6 days ago

      Cantwell imo

  30. Iggy pop
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 6 days ago

    How is aguero so down in the polls? in great form, city scoring for fun!

    1. liverpool01
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 6 days ago

      Yeh madness he should be above Sterling

    2. St. Joseph
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 6 days ago

      Because there aren't so many aguero owners here

    3. Super Saints
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 6 days ago

      Crazy, his XG must be the highest, he nearly had 6 last week. One of the best strikers ever in the form of his life with KDB setting him up every few minutes...

    4. avfc82
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      6 months, 6 days ago

      Maybe because it's Aguero on the road?

      Before Bournemouth, it was a couple of years since he scored an away brace in the league.