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. ASOUSA12
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 22 days ago

    Guys, appreciate any help:

    Which of these drafts would you prefer:

    Pope / 4.0
    TAA / Otamendi / XXX / Rico / Lundstram
    KDB / XXX / XXX / Mount / XXX
    Pukki / Abraham / XXX

    A) Robertson + Mane + Son + Mid Fodder + Wilson
    B) Robertson + Pepe + Son + Mid Fodder + Firmino
    C) Soyuncu + Sterling + Son + Mid Fodder + Firmino
    D) Robertson + Mane + Son + Bilva / Dilva + Greenwood
    E) Robertson + Sterling + Mane + Mid Fodder + Greenwood

    Currently leaning on A), and thinking of swapping captaincy between KDB and Son for next 5-6 games. Really like option D) also if something happened to any of Mahrez / Sterling till gw deadline

    Cheers

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

      A but with soyuncu and salah instead of Robertson Mané

      1. ASOUSA12
        • 1 Year
        9 months, 22 days ago

        Interesting, not keen on having any other defence than Liverpool and Man City as the clean sheets will come soon with Alisson and in fact TAA and Robbo are midfielders (that will be my differential). Salah is too expensive for a non captain option till the Man City game.

    2. FDMS All Starz
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 22 days ago

      C think you defo need one of Kun or Sterling going ahead

      1. ASOUSA12
        • 1 Year
        9 months, 22 days ago

        Isn't actually KDB a better captain option at Home specially?

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

    Gtg guys?

    Pope
    Taa soyuncu rico
    Salah(c) sterling kdb son cantwell
    Abraham Pukki

    Button diop greenwood lundstram
    1FT 0.2itb

    1. Pro Pundit PUMPKINHEAD
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      9 months, 22 days ago

      That defence 😆

      Ok for this week but you probably need to lose a bigger player and invest in defence

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

        Don’t think it’s that bad rotates quite well

        1. Stormbringer22
          9 months, 22 days ago

          It is not bad, no

        2. Pro Pundit PUMPKINHEAD
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          9 months, 22 days ago

          I think defenders from the weaker teams will catch up with you from experience but I can't predict the future so....

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

            We’ll see what happens

    2. The 12th Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 22 days ago

      Yep looks good.
      Not considering Son as captain?

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

        it’s more of a worry about spurs than son and makes watching the 12:30 ko a bit more exciting aha!

        1. The 12th Man
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          9 months, 22 days ago

          I’m torn between Salah and Abraham.
          Not sure about putting the armband on a City player this week.

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

            Sterling and kdb are still options to me! Abraham could be a nice pick also

    3. Freddiebell
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 22 days ago

      Defence is fine.

  3. The 12th Man
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 22 days ago

    I used one of my 2 FT’s last night. Haller > Abraham
    Giving me this
    Pope
    VVD, Digne,Otamendi
    Salah,Sterling, KDB, Mount
    Abraham,Pukki,Barnes

    Button,Cantwell,Lundstrum,Hanley 1 FT 0.4m itb.

    A few options for the other FT.
    1. Roll and play Digne.
    2. Digne > Periera Or Alonso
    3. Digne > Soyuncu leaving me with 1.8m itb.
    Leaving enough for VVD > TAA later.
    Sterling has until gw 9 for me. If Aguero continues to outperform then it will be Sterling,Barnes > Maddison,Aguero then.

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

      2 with Alonso could be a decent punt but id go with 3 and upgrade vvd to taa next week

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

    Buendia:
    Is he the goal-scoring, assisting beast of last season or is Pukki/Cantwell the way to go. There’s little talk about him as a potential target though.

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

      Seem's much more involved than Cantwell. But Pukki is there to Finnish those chances most likely. So it's Pukki + Cantwell/Buendia. Cantwell beats him on price and many had him from the start.

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

        Like the ‘Finnish’ pun there lol. Cheers

    2. The 12th Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 22 days ago

      Picked him up in draft but rather have McGinn,Yarmolenko in FPL at a similar price.

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

        Yeah losing a bit of faith in Lanzini to be honest

        1. The 12th Man
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          9 months, 22 days ago

          Yeh I picked Lanzini in SKY. I’ll be moving him on there.

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

            Cheers

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

      Think he could be a good option personally but Pukki could be great value as a striker and cantwell is currently also providing good value starting the season as a 4.5!

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

      That 1m difference in price (more for those who got Cantwell early) will have made the decision easy. Long term Buendia is a better bet - but then you have James/Hilson/Mount etc at that price too... and not enough slots. 1.5-1m is a lot to spend in defence.

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

      Buendia better long-term value than Cantwell IMHO. Compare last year’s stats.

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

    What FPL superpower would you have?

    A) You get a 'maximum captain' chip every other week
    B) You always play your best XI
    C) You get 2 free transfers every week (one carries over if unused)
    D) Your goalkeeper gets double points
    E) You get to field a 12th player (but must be a defender)

    1. MTPockets
      • 11 Years
      9 months, 22 days ago

      F) I get Pep's lineup a week early

    2. The 12th Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 22 days ago

      C.
      Carries over. Means you would have 3 for the following week?

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

        Yep. I think this one is the worst honestly. There are frequently weeks where I don't have anything I want to do already. Having 3 transfers available like that means that you negate a lot of the hits you might want to take, but that's miniscule compared to the points gained from the other options.

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

      A

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

        Biggest part of the game

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

          It's not every week though and the times you get your captain right will mean it has no effect.

          If we break down by points gained, I think Goalkeeper getting double points could be the best. It has 0 downside, and transforms Ederson into a 300 point a season player minimum. In terms of net points gain, I'd say:

          A) 100
          B) 70
          C) Unquantifiable but probably overrated
          D) 150
          E) 130

          Maybe if you set up your team right, E is very strong too. That's a lot of points gained over the season..

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

      Easy for me. A.

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

    Oh boy. Pep really dropped the ball trying to defend Bilva.

    "The image is not about the colour of the skin. He took a picture of Benjamin when he was young and he related it to this cartoon, which was quite similar for the image."

    1. avfc82
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 22 days ago

      Yeah I agree, it's not the first time Bernardo has appeared to reference Mendy’s skin colour on social media either. Ban incoming, IMO.

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

        Mahrez in then?

        1. avfc82
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 10 Years
          9 months, 22 days ago

          If he gets a six game ban, which has been talked about, possibly.

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

            This being said that might even be better news for Sterling owners. Suppose that would make him very closed to nailed on in the league

    2. Dr. Mantis Toboggan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 22 days ago

      Yeah, that's not great. It's like he's trying to sidestep the issue of Silva's ignorance by just saying what happened, and comes off as ignorant himself.

      Plus that first sentence is blatantly false

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

        Yep. City really need a better PR people. It's embarrassing.

        1. Dr. Mantis Toboggan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          9 months, 22 days ago

          It'll cost the Emiratis a few thousand barrels of oil to buy back the goodwill

      2. rdpx
        • 8 Years
        9 months, 22 days ago

        Second sentence also nonsense there is no similarity at all. It's just a black cartoon character with big red lips. Really astonishing that he should have thought that was okay.

    3. Tamagotchi Massacre
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 22 days ago

      This blog makes a fair and balanced assesment of the whole debacle. Bernardo was a silly lad and just needs to put his hands up and take a slap on the wrist and an educational course.

      Pep on the other hand is a major fu***ng embarrassment

      https://www.google.com/amp/s/deadspin.com/bernardo-silva-does-a-racism-oopsie-pep-guardiola-make-1838443027/amp

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

        Good read.

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

      Good for Dilva / Mahrez

  7. the dom 1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 22 days ago

    Play who?

    A. Pope

    B. Heaton.

    Cheers

    1. MTPockets
      • 11 Years
      9 months, 22 days ago

      B b/c home (I have Pope)

      1. the dom 1
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        9 months, 22 days ago

        That’s who I’m on. Cheers

  8. XABI 15
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 22 days ago

    Mcginn or Yarmolenko?

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

      McGinn more reliable, Yarmolenko potentially a great shout but made of glass.

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

      Gin

    3. XABI 15
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 22 days ago

      cheers both

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

    Who to play this gw?

    A) digne
    B) cantwell

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

      B

    2. Karan14 (Brazil Nuts)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 22 days ago

      B

    3. Freddiebell
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 22 days ago

      B

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

      B

  10. andres
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    9 months, 22 days ago

    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. Freddiebell
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 22 days ago

      AWB to Aurier

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

        And go son-less?

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

      Next week cabollos has to go.

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

        Yeah, hate having him... the only replacement i can think of maddison but not sure if fit.

        The other option is C now and defence next GW, which could be Ota if I have a slot for city.

    3. MTPockets
      • 11 Years
      9 months, 22 days ago

      Swings and roundabouts. I have the 3 + Salah but no Abraham (or Son)
      Choice comes down to personal opinion not best. A ok, B not for me, C looks ok but not so much for a hit when you have Cantwell available too

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

        Could play cantwell instead of ceballos, true. That would probably happen if I dont do C

  11. Lingard’s Shin Guards
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 22 days ago

    Gtg for this week?

    Pope
    TAA Pieters Soyuncu
    Mane KDB Son Mount
    Aguero (c) Abraham Pukki

    Button Cantwell Lundstrum Rico (0ft 0m itb)

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

      Yes! i envy you for having son! Struggling to get him in myself...

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

        Easy. Just give up Sterling and/or Salah for him like he has.

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

        I don't. I'd much rather have sterling over son

      3. The 12th Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        9 months, 22 days ago

        That’s one advantage of having Aguero over Sterling. Frees up a midfield spot.

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

          Agree.

      4. Lingard’s Shin Guards
        • 1 Year
        9 months, 22 days ago

        I gave up Sterling this week since 99% of the time I’ll be backing Aguero with the armband and saw more value in Son + Abraham

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

      damn thats some TV
      guess 103 ish?

      1. Lingard’s Shin Guards
        • 1 Year
        9 months, 22 days ago

        Sitting on 103.1

        1. Wally banter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          9 months, 22 days ago

          lucky you, im 0.2 shy of that team.. :/

          1. Lingard’s Shin Guards
            • 1 Year
            9 months, 22 days ago

            4.5 mid over Cantwell could be a good alternative

            1. Wally banter
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              9 months, 22 days ago

              not just selling him now, going with double Avilla defense, TAA and Lund/Webster/Rico rotation for next three.

              Will sell son after next three and upgrade defense

  12. CelticBhoy1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 22 days ago

    How likely is Aurier to start the next few games?

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

      Very

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

      I'm 90% sure

    3. Baked baines
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 22 days ago

      Wasn’t in the squad this week so that should give you a clear indication!

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

      Likely.

  13. Stoic
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 22 days ago

    Auba is such a good person that I wasn't mad at him for giving the penalty to Pepe to raise his confidence, even though he was my captain.

    Also, sold Auba for Vardy to fund Digne to TAA 🙂

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

      I guess I was mad.

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

      Haha

  14. Jacky boy
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 22 days ago

    Any news on martial?
    May put greenwood in starting 11 instead of cantwell

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

      I am struggling with this as well

    2. Squeakybum99
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      9 months, 22 days ago

      Most likely won't be ready. (Based on no news and general chatter and some insta post of him nursing himself).

      1. Philip Jones's Diary
        • 3 Years
        9 months, 22 days ago

        You've got rocks in your head if you're playing Greenwood over Cantwell.

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

          I think you mean, “Greenwood (home) over Cantwell (away)”.

      2. Squeakybum99
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        9 months, 22 days ago

        You've got rocks in your head if you can't read.

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

    Pope
    TAA Otamendi Rico
    Salah KDB Mount McGinn
    Aguero (c) Tammy (vc) Pukki

    Button Cantwell Digne Lundy

    GTG?

    Plan in my head is Digne & McGinn to Soyuncu and Maddy GW9

  16. Pep Pig
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 22 days ago

    I've talked myself into bringing Alonso in this week. With Emerson being out for at least a month, surely it's his time to shine.

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

      If ever again, yeah.

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

        This being said, there is a world where Lampard decides to play Azpi LB and James RB.

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

          I hear you mate. Though if anything I'd expect to make room for James, Azpi would play centre half. I'd just like a big haul this weekend pal.... I'm not asking for much 😀

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

            I hear you too!

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

      A worthy 2-week gamble IMHO.

  17. Stormbringer22
    9 months, 22 days ago

    If Maddison is confirmed as injured for more than 1 gameweek, which of the below would you go for as a temporary replacement:

    A) Lamela
    B) Tielemans
    C) McGinn
    D) Grealish
    E) Yarmolenko

    Or any other under 7.3. Currently on a WC. Thanks

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

      Tielemans probably.

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

      C. or rejig for D Silva.

    3. MTPockets
      • 11 Years
      9 months, 22 days ago

      International break after GW8 and Lei vs liv in GW8 makes that awkward.
      Probably Yarmalenko in that context

      1. Baked baines
        • 5 Years
        9 months, 22 days ago

        Leicester have very appealing fixture’s over the next 10 Gw’s. Regardless if they play pool on GW8. I’m getting Vardy for sure and expect him to be a main stayer up until Christmas!

        1. MTPockets
          • 11 Years
          9 months, 22 days ago

          Sure, but the reply was a response to temporary Maddison replacement
          i.e. ideally someone with ok recent form & reasonable short term fixtures

  18. Ribus
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 22 days ago

    On wc:

    Sterling or Salah (have Kdb)
    Wilson or Vardy
    Aurier or Soy

    Thanks

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

      Salah. Vardy. Aurier.

  19. Baked baines
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 22 days ago

    Wow.....Harry Kane was only picked my one person?! Crazy!
    Have the Saints next at home why’s he been overlooked?

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

      He plays for totnum

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

      Simple, other players are in better form or provide better value than Kane.

  20. Phlajo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 22 days ago

    Mane to Salah for a -4?

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

      Not for me.

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

      Now that would be a crazy move considering Mane could outscore Salah on any given week.

  21. manutd99
    • 10 Years
    9 months, 22 days ago

    Are most taking zinchenko out. is he not guaranteed a a place?

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

      Z was never “guaranteed” a place. It looks like he will share minutes with Mendy now.

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

      Took him out for Otamendi last night
      Same price. Not nailed on any more unfortunately.

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

      Yep. £5.5m risk. Have to have more guaranteed starters.

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

    Double up on Norwich with Cantwell or play Greenwood?

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

      Cantwell.

    2. Avon calling
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 22 days ago

      Double

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

      This is the week to gamble.

  23. Jafalad
    • 10 Years
    9 months, 22 days ago

    Who is the best valued defender under 5.0 do you think?

    Looking at:

    Soyuncu LEI - 4.6 and great fixtures but LEI are a hard team to predict cs.

    Lowton BUR 4.5 - great fixtures but how many cs?

    A WHM defender? 3 cs recently.

    Tomori? CHS

    Thoughts?

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

      Worth considering Lascelles. 4.4.

      1. Daniel S.
        • 11 Years
        9 months, 22 days ago

        Diop/Tomori

      2. Jafalad
        • 10 Years
        9 months, 22 days ago

        Any reason?

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

          I think Bruce will mangle a few cleansheets out of Newcastle to try and stay up like Spurs game, a bit more attack minded against weaker teams. Similar for Burnley.

          Cleansheets aren't in Rogers' DNA. Hammers will get a few cleansheets but not many, playing to win on front foot.

          Sheffield United to also grind out a nice few CS.

    2. Karan14 (Brazil Nuts)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 22 days ago

      Soyuncu or Lowton (if no Pope)

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

        Got his Excellency. Soy it is. 😉

  24. Daniel S.
    • 11 Years
    9 months, 22 days ago

    Ok, so if Martial and Rashford both are injured that means my 4.4 boy Greenwood starts?

    Juhuuuuu

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

      You'd have to think it's his chance.

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

        Play over Cantwell?

  25. Barnes Owl
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 22 days ago

    Pick one:

    A - Robertson & Alonso
    B - TAA & Azpi

    1. Bruno BaNani
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 22 days ago

      Taa and Tomori. Use the extra money elsewhere.

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

      B

  26. JP1995
    9 months, 22 days ago

    On a WC

    Sterling or Aguero?

    1. Daniel S.
      • 11 Years
      9 months, 22 days ago

      Kun

      1. Daniel S.
        • 11 Years
        9 months, 22 days ago

        One of them has 50 pts and is not playing cups and the other one has 30 pts and is playing Micky mouse cups.

        Do your analysis

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

          Look at it another way, aguero has never played more than 2500 mins in a season or scored more than 220 points, in fact he has only broken the 200 point barrier twice. Sterling has scored 234 and 229 points in the last two years

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

      I'd be trying to get both. All the teams I picked on WC looked weak without both so just went -4 instead.

      1. JP1995
        9 months, 22 days ago

        already have salah and KDB, don't want to give up either so will have to be one or the other

  27. tibollom
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 22 days ago

    G2G guys? Still debating on who to captain though, suggestions?

    Heaton
    TAA VVD Rico Ota
    Salah Sterling KDB McGin
    Haller Tammy

    Button, Greenwood, Lunds, Dedonck...

    1. Daniel S.
      • 11 Years
      9 months, 22 days ago

      I think I am going farewell Sterling captain

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

        why farewell, you selling him atfter?

        1. Daniel S.
          • 11 Years
          9 months, 22 days ago

          WC after and selling yes . He will disappoint and I will have no hesitation in selling

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

        Spellchecker working well?

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

      Sterling

  28. onceuponatyne
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 22 days ago

    Anyone else KDB for cap?

    Everton look awful and he'll surely start...

    1. fcsaltyballs
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 22 days ago

      Tempted... currently on Sterling

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

        I like Sterling too... but I dodged a bullet with him not getting a cameo last week. I worry he might not start again this week (but he's 100% in my side, don't get me wrong).

    2. Daniel S.
      • 11 Years
      9 months, 22 days ago

      I did it several time with KDB for abroad games in the past and got burnt

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

      100%. Aubameyang (v).

  29. Pep Roulette
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 22 days ago

    Should I bring in Hanley or Aurier for Digne?

    My defence - Otamendi, TAA, Rico, Lundstram, Digne

    1. Karan14 (Brazil Nuts)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 22 days ago

      Soyuncu

    2. Bruno BaNani
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 22 days ago

      Rather go for one of Soy, Tomori, or Lowton.

    3. Freddiebell
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 22 days ago

      Aurier

  30. fcsaltyballs
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 22 days ago

    Play two of:

    1. Lundstram (LIV)
    2. Digne (MCI)
    3. Greenwood (ARS)
    4. Dendoncker (WAT)
    5. Rico (WHU)

    Thanks

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

      3 and 4

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

      1 4