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Scout Notes

Lampard confirms Chelsea’s first-choice penalty-taker as Abraham blanks

Chelsea secured an important 2-0 victory over Graham Potter’s Brighton and Hove Albion to maintain their promising start to the 2019/20 Premier League season. 

We discuss the main Fantasy talking points in our Scout Notes article below.

Chelsea 2-0 Brighton and Hove Albion

  • Goals: Jorginho (£5.0m), Willian (£7.0m)
  • Assists: Mason Mount (£6.6m), Callum Hudson-Odoi (£5.9m)
  • Bonus Points: Jorginho x3, Willian x2, Cesar Azpilicueta (£5.9m), Fikayo Tomori (£4.6m), Mat Ryan (£4.5m) x1

After a disappointing defeat to Liverpool last weekend, Frank Lampard’s side responded in excellent fashion with goals from Jorginho (£5.0m) and Willian (£7.0m) proving to be enough to ensure the Blues collected all three points in front of the Stamford Bridge faithful. 

A home fixture against a side who had not won since the opening day was understandably an appealing fixture for those managers in ownership of Tammy Abraham (£7.5m) and Mason Mount (£6.6m), but Chelsea’s attacking assets were unable to fully capitalise, despite an assist for Mount after he was fouled by Adam Webster (£4.4m) in the Brighton penalty area. 

Mount continues to impress as a value-for-money option in Chelsea’s midfield, having recorded attacking returns in four of the seven league games he has started this season. His performance in the victory over Brighton rewarded those managers who had brought in the 20-year-old as well as those who had owned the midfielder from the early stages of the season. 

Yet whilst Mount has had his share of the headlines so far in 2019/20, it has been Abraham who had been dominating Chelsea’s opponents with his goalscoring prowess. Saturday’s victory saw the former Aston Villa loanee fail to get on the scoresheet for the second successive game, despite having scored seven goals in three appearances in Gamweek’s 3 to 5. 

There can be no doubting of the fact that Abraham’s performances against Norwich, Sheffield United and Wolves were exceptional. 

But the 21-year-old was arguably over-performing relative to his expected attacking returns, and blanks against Liverpool and now Brighton are a timely reminder to managers in ownership of the striker that whilst he is an extremely promising asset, he does not offer the same level of goalscoring consistency as premium striking options such as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£11.0m) or Sergio Aguero (£12.2m)

An interesting narrative that emerged from the victory over Brighton was with regards to Chelsea’s penalty-taking duties. Despite Lampard’s comments after the Valencia game a fortnight ago, it was Jorginho (£5.0m) who took the penalty after Mount was fouled. 

When asked in his post-match press conference, Lampard responded in blunt fashion to whether Jorginho was now Chelsea’s first-choice penalty taker:

Yes he is, end of story.

Lampard further praised Jorginho’s performance and his credentials as a leader on the pitch:

He’s a leader on the pitch, I’m pleased with him. Young players can look up to him.

This was a first clean sheet of the season for Chelsea, which will be extremely pleasing to managers in ownership of their defensive assets and particularly for those who had moved for Fikayo Tomori (£4.6m), who put in another assured performance at the heart of the Blues’ defence. 

Tomori has now emerged as one of Chelsea’s first-choice options at the back, with Lampard admitting in midweek that the 21-year-old is now first or second choice in central defence.

With fixtures against Southampton, Newcastle and Burnley to come in their next three, investment in Tomori as a budget defender with attacking potential – as shown against Wolves – could be a shrewd acquisition for managers looking to acquire defensive coverage from Chelsea. 

This was also an impressive team performance from a defensive perspective given the absence of N’Golo Kante (£5.0m) from the starting XI, yet Lampard allayed any concern that the Frenchman could be out for an extended spell.

I didn’t want to take the risk. It’s been difficult for him.

Though for all of Chelsea’s promising attacking play, this was yet another disappointing result for Potter and Brighton despite starting the season with an emphatic performance against Watford. Given the Hornets’ demise since the opening day, it would appear that the job Potter has on his hands is significantly larger than first thought and perhaps the merits of that victory have been marred by the extremely poor form of Watford. 

The Seagulls did show attacking promise at Stamford Bridge, namely through Neal Maupay (£6.0m) who had a number of mazy runs into the Chelsea defence, yet they simply lacked any substantial final product and are now winless since that opening day victory at Vicarage Road. 

Brighton were dominated by Chelsea from the outset, and whilst defensive assets such as Lewis Dunk (£4.6m) have attracted investment from some managers in the opening stages of the 2019/20 campaign, their current form and upcoming fixtures (Spurs, Villa, Everton) suggest that the Seagulls are not a side who managers will be flocking to in searching for budget defensive coverage in their backlines. 

But for all of Brighton’s inconsistencies, this was a game that yet again highlighted the growing viability of Mount and Tomori as attacking and defensive assets respectively, and despite not getting on the scoresheet, Abraham’s performance points to a player who is bound to back in the goals for Lampard’s side in the coming weeks. 

Members Analysis 


Chelsea XI (4-3-3): Kepa; Alonso, Tomori, Christensen, Azpilicueta; Mount, Barkley (Kovacic 68’) Jorginho; Pedro (Hudson-Odoi 63’) Abraham (Batshuayi 84’) Willian.

Brighton XI (3-4-3): Ryan; Burn, Webster, Dunk, Montoya; D Stephens, Bissouma (Bong 45’) Mooy (Connolly 65’) Alzate, Maupay (Murray 79’) Groß.


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Lessons Learned from Gameweek 7

802 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Collie01
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Has there been a pen save this season yet?

    1. MoManeTaa
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Legend Pogba

    2. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Yes

  2. Lev Yashin
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    1) Iwobi -> Yarm
    2) Barnes -> King

  3. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Thoughts on this potential WC?

    [X]
    TAA / Pereira / Otamendi
    Sterling / KDB / Mount / McGinn
    Kane / Abraham / King

    Button // [5.4m] / Lundstram / Cantwell

    - Kane/Sterling could be Aguero/Son, but I'm at 1m and the former are less template.

    - Not sure on keeper choice! Ryan decent after Tottenham, but following 4 are pants.

    - Wilson or King?

    1. TheDragon
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 17 days ago

      At some point sooner or later Salah will get you

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Oh true. Its just I don't plan captaining him in the next few weeks, aside from Villa.

  4. Baked baines
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    If only Mahrez was assured of starts he would be such a fantastic fantasy prospect!

    1. Collie01
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Bilva suspended would be epic for Mahrez.

    2. Valar(Keith)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Could still be even if he starts 3 out of 5 games at his price tbh.

      1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 17 days ago

        The 2 cameos would hurt

        1. Valar(Keith)
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          True.. But the games he starts he is basically a 11+ mid. So don't mind so much

          1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 17 days ago

            4 out of 5 and I'd be okay with it

  5. dee_top
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Guys, is it worth to change Salah and Greenwood to Auba and Yarmolenko for -4?
    Or someone else instead of Yarmolenko?
    No Liv cover

    1. Tamagotchi Massacre
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      -4 is never good.

      Liverpool at the back, everyone else at the front

      That's my rule

  6. tinear
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Pope - Ryan
    Montoya - Kelly - Mina - Aurier - Lundstra
    Mane - Sterling - Son - Cantwell - Mount
    Aguero - Pukki - Andone

    What to do with this mess?
    2 ft,

    1. tinear
      2 months, 17 days ago

      0.3 itb

    2. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Mane & Aurier to KDB & Trent

  7. MGD
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Pope
    Aurier** - TAA - Ota - Zouma*
    Sterling - KDB - Salah (C) - Mount
    King - Abraham

    Button - Deondecker - Montoya - Wickham

    That Aurier pick sure backfired.

    Zouma -> Tomori too sideways?

    Anything obvious I’m missing? 1.3ITB

  8. No Salah
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    On WC, best goalkeeper for 5.0 or below?

    1. Hakim Ziyech
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Mr Mike McGovernor

    2. Collie01
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      I got Schmeichel in this week. Tough fixture next up but very tasty after that.

    3. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Schmeichel?

    4. L'Aeroplanino
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Pope Heaton Ryan etc. take your pick

    5. No Salah
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      I’m on Schmeichel too, but loving the look of pereira, and don’t want double Lei defence.

  9. Jurgen Flopp
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    How is this for a plan.

    GW9 - Mane and Greenwood to Hayden and Aubameyang

    GW13 - Sterling to Salah

    GW17 - Aubameyang and Hayden to Sterling and Greenwood

    1. DantheManinaPan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Potentially useful but a waste of time because so much will change before GWs 13 and 17

    2. sunzip14
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      I will be looking for your posts to see if your plans remain the same before GW 8 deadline 😛

    3. Hinchcliffe Thumper
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Planning till gw17? LOL. I suggest you carve your plans on stone and stick to them!

  10. Ferris Bueller
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Repost - bottomed
    Thoughts on this WC please?

    Schmeicel Pope
    TAA Matip Ota Lund Rico
    Salah KDB Mount Yarm McGinn
    Wilson Haller Tammy
    Bank £0

    1. Lucky Z
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Matip Schme => Soyuncu 4.0 and use the cash

    2. sunzip14
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Always the wrong ones with lot of points on the bench. Hurts equally or more than not having points.

      1. sunzip14
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        would be great if bench boost was available every week 😀

  11. Trophé Mourinho
    2 months, 17 days ago

    snooze sunday 🙁

    1. TheDragon
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Soyuncu Sunday

  12. LewanGOALski
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Haller or King?

    1. TheDragon
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Genuine question - why are people now so keen on King when people couldn’t wait to sell him GW2/3.

      What’s changed?

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Goal, assist and 3 bonus

      2. Trophé Mourinho
        2 months, 17 days ago

        I havent acutally watched last few Bournemouth games but I think King has changed position? And apparently been looking really good?
        Anyone know?

        1. TheDragon
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 17 days ago

          If he has changed position then that makes sense

          Mid it’s just because he scored last week then that doesn’t make sense

        2. True Deadzoner
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Lm replacing Fraser, Solanke replace King

      3. Valar(Keith)
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        He has been their motm last 2 games since he has gone out on the left. Looks like that's the position that gets the best out of him. Was honestly worried he'd be dropped for solanks after gw 1 and now convinced he has nailed a starting spot since howe has found a way of playing Wilson, King and solanke together. Bournemouth still have good fixtures.. Plus rotates home and away with Cantwell perfectly who I'm dying to play in home games and I don't mind benching king once in a while at his price.

        1. Baines on Toast...
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Agreed, he looks a lot better there.

      4. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        I dont really rate him but tbf to him he has played a lot better the last 2 games.

    2. FOO FIGHTER
      2 months, 17 days ago

      King

  13. Lucky Z
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Digne James Ayew => Hanley Jorginho Auba -8

    Yes or No, to have

    Pope [Button]
    TAA Otamendi Pieters [Lundstam Hanley]
    Sterling KDB Son Jorginho [Guendouzi]
    Auba Abraham Pukki

    1. No Professionals
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Basically it's a-8 to get aubameyang, who you'd have to captain to try and justify it. And you already have 3 good captain options for next week.

    2. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      I wouldn't

  14. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 17 days ago

    You know how some people know what song was top of the charts when they were born, or what film premiered, I wonder if footballer's children watch the highlights of their parent's next premier league game.

    "Papa Hugo, how was your first game of my life?"

    1. Flaming Flamingo
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      The error was terrible, but he made some wonderful saves later in the game tbf.

      1. Trophé Mourinho
        2 months, 17 days ago

        pretty hilarious error tbh, I had my Cruyff t-shirt on yestrday as well, was a sign I guess. We saw the best and worst of Lloris in that game

    2. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Yeah he did make some nice plays too. Maybe he'll point to it and say "look how dedicated I was to you. Foggy brain"

  15. osceola31909
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Anyone else struggling with whether to switch from a Salah/Mane - Sterling midfield to one of those with Aguero/Auba/Kane? I thing Aguero will be the highest scoring player this season with Auba and Kane not far behind. The problem is that while there are a lot of good forwards in the 6-9 point range, there are few good midfielders in that price range.

    1. L'Aeroplanino
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      extra point for goal scored and CS

    2. danlynch13
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      No way aguero going to be highest scoring player imo

    3. DandyDon
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Main rival in mini league behind me at top has this front three. Complete contrast to my budget front three. We both have De Bruyne so it is a worry but surely sterling and salah as well as Tammy and co up top can get more points. Fear I may be overtaken next few weeks though as Kane, Aguero and auba have great fixtures coming up.

    4. Celt Abroad
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      I think Salah will be the top scoring player this season.

      But I also think auba will outscore him over the next 6 -quite tempting to Hokey Cokey them.

  16. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Lundstram or Tomori as 4th Defender?
    Will play this week but otherwise will be rotated with someone like McGinn.

    1. Hinchcliffe Thumper
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Lunds imo

    2. Murder On Zidanesfloor
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 17 days ago

      The legend himself

      1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 17 days ago

        I'm going to change FFS nane to him after this season

        1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Name*

  17. Baines on Toast...
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Okay come on, how many people are going to watch this game purely because of Söyüncü?

    Edge of my seat for every Leicester corner.

    1. sunzip14
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      how about Newcastle corner?

      1. Baines on Toast...
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Behind the sofa

    2. Murder On Zidanesfloor
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 17 days ago

      I'd like him to lunge him 2 footed

      1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 17 days ago

        In*

    3. TheDragon
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Does he go up for corners?

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Of course he does !
        What do you mean bro ??
        😀
        I'm counting on him

    4. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Can’t be bothered to put myself through that

    5. Dosh
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Pereira

  18. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Got 1FT, 0ITB. Any moves you can see or save for next week?

    Adrian
    Soyuncu | Tomori | Guilbert | Lundstram
    Salah | Sterling | Mane | KdB | Cantwell
    Kane

    Button | Kelly | Greenwood | Connolly

    Thanks

  19. smix
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    KWP will play the next game against Brighton? Play him or Lunstram (vs Bou)

    1. TheDragon
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Big Lund

    2. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Lundstram has Watford, not Bournemouth.

      1. Trophé Mourinho
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Lundstram captain material vs watford? If he was at home maybe lol

    3. DandyDon
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Kwp

  20. Trophé Mourinho
    2 months, 17 days ago

    taking Ake and Wilson out 2 weeks ago on wc wasnt the best move lol
    knew Wilson was goign to haunt me, but Ake, dude...

    1. sunzip14
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Don't lie. You didn't know that as well 😀 Same here, going to Rashford in GW3 my worst decision this season.

      1. Trophé Mourinho
        2 months, 17 days ago

        I knew Wilson would keep getting points but Ake no, wasnt expecting that overly. I mean only reason I had Ake to begin with is for his attacking threat but gave up waiting. Wasnt expecting him to get a goal and assist soon as I ditch. Ridiculous 🙁

      2. mixology
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        I did same but don’t regret it. Rashford was highest (among all forwards) for expected goals for quite a few gw’s. Obviously didn’t work out ( missed pen, injury) but I’d do it again. I still don’t trust Bournemouth

    2. Flaming Flamingo
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      I did the same with Wilson myself. It happens. Don't think anyone in your position would've kept Ake though, if it makes you feel any better 😛

      1. Trophé Mourinho
        2 months, 17 days ago

        yea the first 5 their defence was so poor, Ake had a few attempts on goal but you cant hang on for ever waiting for it. Taking out Wilson was for Kane so dont think im missing out too much there just worst value but Kane nice captain. Might get Wilson or King back soon

        1. Flaming Flamingo
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Their fixtures turn in a bit, so might be worth leaving Bournemouth for a while. Plenty of other good forwards too.

    3. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      I shipped Wilson on my WC aswel, took me from 80k to 470k lol

  21. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 17 days ago

    What the he'll, Souness? "his Turkish teammate", "the Japanese player". Learn their names!

  22. dee_top
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    AWB to VVD for free?
    Yes or No?

    have no TAA or Robbo

    1. MoManeTaa
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      I wud freeup more funds and get TAA instead

      1. dee_top
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Have only 1 FT

    2. cravencottage
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Yes

  23. Trophé Mourinho
    2 months, 17 days ago

    if Leicester concede today I will be happy ~:D

    1. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      I'm not sure that you and I are going to friends ......

      1. Trophé Mourinho
        2 months, 17 days ago

        See you at 61 mins when I will be encouraging Soy owners to check out their CS points and baps xD

    2. Murder On Zidanesfloor
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Nothing less than a Söyüncü red card would please me

      1. cravencottage
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        So true

  24. cravencottage
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Which of these makes sense? Barnes and Sterling to:

    A) Auba and Mount
    B) Auba and Mahrez
    C) Aguero and Mount
    D) None of above

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      2 months, 17 days ago

      A

  25. FOO FIGHTER
    2 months, 17 days ago

    NEW look to have a 0-0 covered for now.