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. Sharkytect
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    19 days, 17 hours ago

    Sold Digne for Tomori. Success so far, but will have to change my team name.

    “Tomori never dies”?

    1. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      19 days, 17 hours ago

      That’s Tomori seems to be a popular option?

    2. Tomthewise1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      19 days, 17 hours ago

      Love that name. Now just thinking of Bond- FPL related puns...

      “Quantum of Saïss”

      “De Bruyne’s not enough”

      But not very creative

      1. Skonto Rigga
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 2 Years
        19 days, 16 hours ago

        For those owning Southampton's goalkeeper:

        The Man with the Angus Gunn

        rubbish

        1. Skonto Rigga
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 2 Years
          19 days, 16 hours ago

          And too many letters, I've not thought it through

        2. Partick Bateman
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          19 days, 16 hours ago

          The Man With The Goalie Gunn. Not much better.

        3. Tomthewise1
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          19 days, 16 hours ago

          I like it (but maybe that’s just me...)

      2. Witty Pun: Not good at this…
        • 2 Years
        19 days, 16 hours ago

        OctoPulis

        1. Tomthewise1
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          19 days, 16 hours ago

          Hahahaha a bit stretched but good effort

      3. Witty Pun: Not good at this…
        • 2 Years
        19 days, 16 hours ago

        Goldfirmino?

        1. Tomthewise1
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          19 days, 16 hours ago

          Like it

      4. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
        • 3 Years
        19 days, 16 hours ago

        Only FPL managers would create that first one. Haha!

        1. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
          • 3 Years
          19 days, 16 hours ago

          Sorry to 'Quantum of Saiss'

      5. Witty Pun: Not good at this…
        • 2 Years
        19 days, 16 hours ago

        I've got it:
        On her Majesty's secret Sterling

      6. Witty Pun: Not good at this…
        • 2 Years
        19 days, 16 hours ago

        Diamonds are for Eder(son)

    3. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
      • 3 Years
      19 days, 16 hours ago

      The living Gueye-lights and Never say Walcott Again would be my drowsy rubbish sunday and strangely everton suggestions

    4. thunder_mike
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      19 days, 16 hours ago

      Ayew to a kill

      1. Come on you Kante
          19 days, 16 hours ago

          🙂 funny puns love it

      2. Vinyl78LP
        • 9 Years
        19 days, 16 hours ago

        Jonathan Spectre still playing ?

      3. Bouncebackability
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        19 days, 16 hours ago

        Octopukki.

        1. Witty Pun: Not good at this…
          • 2 Years
          19 days, 16 hours ago

          Much better than mine

      4. Artemis Titans
        • 4 Years
        19 days, 16 hours ago

        "Live and let Dyer" mmmm Jane Seymour

      5. thunder_mike
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        19 days, 16 hours ago

        Dier another day

      6. thunder_mike
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        19 days, 15 hours ago

        Dr. N’Gog

      7. Partick Bateman
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        19 days, 14 hours ago

        Goldenied

        (VAR related)

        1. Shark
            18 days, 9 hours ago

            Spectre Bellerin?
            - Sorry

        2. GARY AND JAMIE
          • 6 Years
          18 days, 9 hours ago

          Moonieraker

          1. Sharkytect
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            18 days, 7 hours ago

            Wow. I missed all these responses. Thanks, peeps. (Although Tomori team name oesn't need to be 007 related...)

        3. HMC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          18 days, 6 hours ago

          From Salah with love
          Firmino Royale
          You only wildcard twice

      8. Pat Butcher
        • 4 Years
        19 days, 17 hours ago

        Bodaberhadge

        1. Cantwell on these things.
          • 2 Years
          19 days, 16 hours ago

          You reckon?

      9. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        19 days, 17 hours ago

        Anything needed here or can I take the week off?

        Pope
        TAA VVD Robertson
        Sterling, KDB, D.Silva, Mount, Cantwell
        Pukki, Abraham

        Heaton, Diop, Digne, Greenwood.
        1FT 1.5itb

        Thanks!

        1. cravencottage
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          19 days, 17 hours ago

          Nothing requiring a move. Triple Pool defense may be back in fashion !

          1. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            19 days, 16 hours ago

            Thanks. Hah, yes. Their class is permanent. Hop back aboard, everyone!

            1. MikeBravo
              • 1 Year
              19 days, 16 hours ago

              Ssshhh!!!

        2. Arfaish
          • 7 Years
          19 days, 16 hours ago

          If Cantwell is playing every week if look at an upgrade. I’m considering him to Yarmolenko myself

          1. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            19 days, 16 hours ago

            Good thought. Yeah, worried about him away but digne and diop to fill in. Digne most weeks i think

        1. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          19 days, 17 hours ago

          Disaster. West Ham defence cancelled

        2. Witty Pun: Not good at this…
          • 2 Years
          19 days, 16 hours ago

          West Ham's season over

        3. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
          • 3 Years
          19 days, 16 hours ago

          Supposedly will miss one game (Palace at home, who take no shots) and back for gw9

          1. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            19 days, 16 hours ago

            Best case scenario, that

      10. Rhodes your boat
        • 3 Years
        19 days, 17 hours ago

        Diop to tomori for free?

        1. Arfaish
          • 7 Years
          19 days, 16 hours ago

          Yes

      11. cravencottage
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        19 days, 17 hours ago

        Do either of these make sense?

        A)Barnes > Haller
        B) Barnes and Sterling > Auba and Mahrez (-4)

        1. Arfaish
          • 7 Years
          19 days, 16 hours ago

          A but definitely not B

      12. Demí
        • 8 Years
        19 days, 16 hours ago

        So Lampard was talking absolute nonsense after the Valencia game and Barkley's penalty miss just to save face

        1. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          19 days, 16 hours ago

          I said as much at the time and got stick from naive Chelsea fans

        2. POLSKA GOLA
          • 6 Years
          19 days, 16 hours ago

          Good man management in front of the press. Made his decisions behind closed doors

          1. Bouncebackability
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            19 days, 16 hours ago

            You mean b*llocked that selfish little man in private!

      13. BigDaveSaves
        • 4 Years
        19 days, 16 hours ago

        Any City fans have an idea when Mendy will return? Really want him in

        1. Witty Pun: Not good at this…
          • 2 Years
          19 days, 16 hours ago

          He already has, don't expect him to see much more than he already has, outside of finishing the games he starts

        2. EMBOLOFAN
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          19 days, 16 hours ago

          doubt hes ever nailed

      14. FOO FIGHTER
          19 days, 16 hours ago

          Let's say you were only allowed 1 player from each team, which City and Pool asset would you pick?

          1. Mr. Captain Blanc
            • 2 Years
            19 days, 16 hours ago

            Easy KDB n TAA

            1. FOO FIGHTER
                19 days, 16 hours ago

                This

            2. Demí
              • 8 Years
              19 days, 16 hours ago

              TAA and Sterling

            3. mookie
              • 6 Years
              19 days, 16 hours ago

              TAA and Sterling probably.

            4. Witty Pun: Not good at this…
              • 2 Years
              19 days, 16 hours ago

              Not a difficult question at all, Trent and de Bruyne currently.

            5. Stoic
              • 2 Years
              19 days, 16 hours ago

              KDBa and TAA

              1. Come on you Kante
                  19 days, 16 hours ago

                  Taa and kdb

              2. ritzyd
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                19 days, 16 hours ago

                For the season? Salah and Sterling

              3. Legend of Rosický
                • 1 Year
                19 days, 16 hours ago

                TAA and Raz

            6. Stoic
              • 2 Years
              19 days, 16 hours ago

              Sell Aurier for whom ?
              Soy, Tomori, Pereira, or some other ?
              Have 1.4 ITB
              Defense is TAA, Ota, Lund, Rico and Knobhead

              1. FOO FIGHTER
                  19 days, 16 hours ago

                  Knobhead lol.

                  I would get rid of him.

                • Arfaish
                  • 7 Years
                  19 days, 16 hours ago

                  Tomori for me out of those

                • Legend of Rosický
                  • 1 Year
                  19 days, 16 hours ago

                  Pereira

              2. Arfaish
                • 7 Years
                19 days, 16 hours ago

                A) Cantwell > Yarmolenko
                B) VVD > TAA
                C) Heaton > Kepa
                D) Save FT

                Thanks in advance gents

                1. Arfaish
                  • 7 Years
                  19 days, 16 hours ago

                  Any takers?

                2. Stoic
                  • 2 Years
                  19 days, 16 hours ago

                  D and reassess

              3. Come on you Kante
                  19 days, 16 hours ago

                  Mahrez or Pepe for the upcoming months fixtures ?

                  1. Witty Pun: Not good at this…
                    • 2 Years
                    19 days, 16 hours ago

                    Mahrez probably, Pepe needs a few months to adapt imo

                    1. Come on you Kante
                        19 days, 16 hours ago

                        Yh I was thinking that especially aubameyang letting him take penalty seems he lacking confidence. Just Mahrez game time but that pep roulette can affect any1

                    2. Dakes.
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      19 days, 16 hours ago

                      I’d take a punt on mahrez tbh. Just make sure your bench is playing

                      1. Come on you Kante
                          19 days, 16 hours ago

                          Who is most nailed b.silva or Mahrez?

                          1. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            19 days, 16 hours ago

                            Neither

                      2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        19 days, 16 hours ago

                        I’d love to punt on Mahrez but can’t fit him in at that price

                        If you have a decent bench to cover for him he’s well worth it though imo

                    3. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      19 days, 16 hours ago

                      Liverpool’s GW9-12 aren’t great on paper...

                      But if Allison comes back somewhere in that spell, they look good from GW13 right through to GW21 onwards

                      Lots of Robbo, TAA, Salah treble ups I’d say, despite the trend towards cheaper defenders

                      1. Witty Pun: Not good at this…
                        • 2 Years
                        19 days, 16 hours ago

                        Robbo in post Spurs for me I think

                        1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 9 Years
                          19 days, 16 hours ago

                          Think he has actually just gone into positive NTI - will take a haul or two before he masses jump on though

                      2. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        19 days, 16 hours ago

                        I'm switching Wilson + Guilbert (2nd sub) to Robbo + Greenwood (3rd sub) in GW14 and going from 3-4-3 to 4-4-2 for a while. Could be a long while

                    4. Dakes.
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      19 days, 16 hours ago

                      Hello you lot. 1.4 ITB, 1FT, WC available. What would you do/focus on?

                      Pope Button
                      TAA Digne Otamendi Lundstram Rico
                      Salah Sterling KDB Mount Cantwell
                      Pukki Barnes Greenwood

                      Cheers! 🙂
                      Looking at possibly a cheaper def in like at least one of Tomori/Söyüncü, as well as monitoring Maddison+Vardy, and Salah/Sterling v Son...

                      1. Wild Rover
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        19 days, 16 hours ago

                        Too tired for a shag but awake enough to spend hours on here? Get a grip lad 😛

                        1. Dakes.
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 2 Years
                          19 days, 16 hours ago

                          I’ll have you know, I did enough of both yesterday. Since you pressed 😉 😆 sorry

                          But I did sleep til 12

                          1. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
                            • 3 Years
                            19 days, 16 hours ago

                            No need for tales of how you seduced Madame Palm.
                            Speaking of which, looks like an easy hold 🙂

                            1. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 1 Year
                              19 days, 16 hours ago

                              This comment not getting the love it deserves

                            2. Dakes.
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 2 Years
                              19 days, 13 hours ago

                              Love it.

                              And she is actually french, in fact.

                    5. HamezMace
                      • 5 Years
                      19 days, 16 hours ago

                      Afternoon all, hope everyone had a good/is having a good game week.

                      Anyone got any advice on my team below,

                      Pope - Button
                      TAA - Digne - Otamendi - Söyüncü - Lundstram
                      KdB - Salah - Mount - Zaha - Dendonker
                      Kane - Pukki - Abraham

                      All chips and WC in tact 1FT but 0.0itb

                      1. Coaly
                        • 6 Years
                        19 days, 16 hours ago

                        Put Kane in the bin

                        1. HamezMace
                          • 5 Years
                          19 days, 16 hours ago

                          Why?

                          1. Coaly
                            • 6 Years
                            19 days, 16 hours ago

                            Garbage player

                            1. HamezMace
                              • 5 Years
                              19 days, 16 hours ago

                              Well he was a better captain pick this week than Salah, Mané, Sterling, Aguero, etc despite playing in a team with ten men for over an hour

                      2. Coaly
                        • 6 Years
                        19 days, 16 hours ago

                        And Zaha

                        1. HamezMace
                          • 5 Years
                          19 days, 16 hours ago

                          Zaha was a punt, brought him in when Martial got injured, he’ll probably go after he plays West Ham next week

                      3. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        19 days, 16 hours ago

                        I think you’re looking good there

                        Nothing fundamental looks broken - probably just wise to start looking at routes to Leicester attackers for GW9

                        Maddison & Vardy should be a lucrative double up for example

                        Kane more than enables it too

                        1. HamezMace
                          • 5 Years
                          19 days, 16 hours ago

                          Absolutely.
                          Zaha to Maddison would be lovely, but I’ll need to find 0.3m from somewhere...maybe Digne can go to.

                    6. Coaly
                      • 6 Years
                      19 days, 16 hours ago

                      Start Tomori (sou) or Lundstram (wat)?

                      1. Arfaish
                        • 7 Years
                        19 days, 16 hours ago

                        Tom

                      2. HamezMace
                        • 5 Years
                        19 days, 16 hours ago

                        Lundstram.
                        Saints actually appear able to score goals, Watford don’t

                      3. POLSKA GOLA
                        • 6 Years
                        19 days, 16 hours ago

                        Both surely

                        1. Coaly
                          • 6 Years
                          19 days, 16 hours ago

                          No

                    7. Mr. Captain Blanc
                      • 2 Years
                      19 days, 16 hours ago

                      Do you see Newcastle at home, scoring against man united in the next GW?

                      1. Demí
                        • 8 Years
                        19 days, 16 hours ago

                        It's a question of how many, not if they will

                        1. Mr. Captain Blanc
                          • 2 Years
                          19 days, 16 hours ago

                          Want to know if I should give AWB one final game before I bring in OTA/ TAA

                          1. Come on you Kante
                              19 days, 16 hours ago

                              I’d make the change after Newcastle with city with favourable fixtures

                            • Demí
                              • 8 Years
                              19 days, 16 hours ago

                              If you're going to do it anyway, i'd just do it now. Unless you have other fires to put out, you can wait a week. But CS chances look strong for both city/pool next week. AWB unlikely

                        2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 9 Years
                          19 days, 16 hours ago

                          Definitely - Man Utd are a catastrophe at the minute - they’ll struggle against every single premier league team they play

                      2. Come on you Kante
                          19 days, 16 hours ago

                          Pick one as already have sterling kdb

                          A - Mahrez
                          B- b.silva
                          C- d.silva
                          D- none enough coverage

                          1. HamezMace
                            • 5 Years
                            19 days, 16 hours ago

                            Think those three are all too much of a rotation risk.
                            If pushed, D.Silva

                            1. Come on you Kante
                                19 days, 16 hours ago

                                Agree with rotation risk that’s what’s holding me off

                                1. HamezMace
                                  • 5 Years
                                  19 days, 16 hours ago

                                  Sterling, Aguero and KdB are all worth the roulette risks, these three aren’t in my opinion

                            2. 1zverGGadeM
                              • 2 Years
                              19 days, 16 hours ago

                              None if you have Kun

                              1. 1zverGGadeM
                                • 2 Years
                                19 days, 16 hours ago

                                Otherwise dilva

                          2. Thunder Warrior
                            • 5 Years
                            19 days, 16 hours ago

                            Boly to Cresswell?

                            1. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              19 days, 16 hours ago

                              Fab is out for weeks. Avoid West Ham defence

                              1. Mr. Captain Blanc
                                • 2 Years
                                19 days, 16 hours ago

                                What about picking up the 2nd GK?

                                1. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  19 days, 16 hours ago

                                  Avoid Roberto Jimenez, imo

                                  Had a shocking EFL game in midweek. Didn't dive for any of the 4 goals... And he could have

                                  1. Zenith UK
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 3 Years
                                    19 days, 16 hours ago

                                    Not to mention... It was Oxford... Oxford...

                          3. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 9 Years
                            19 days, 16 hours ago

                            Salah, Son, KDB, Mount is kind of the template midfield as we stand then?

                            Relatively affordable as it’s only one 10.0+

                            1. HamezMace
                              • 5 Years
                              19 days, 16 hours ago

                              I still think Sterling should be in that template

                              1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 9 Years
                                19 days, 16 hours ago

                                Many would agree - he’s a superb player & will probably punish everyone who had the cheek to sell

                                But as things stand, he’s not really justifying the price tag, but we’ve been here before & he always returns with a hattrick or 4 goals & 2 assists in one match, but you really need the (c) on him to make the most of those hauls

                                1. HamezMace
                                  • 5 Years
                                  19 days, 16 hours ago

                                  Well neither is Salah really, justifying his price I mean. But as with all the premium players they will hit a purple patch sooner or later.

                                  I’d say sterling over Son, unless you have one of Kane, Auba or Aguero up front

                                  1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 9 Years
                                    19 days, 16 hours ago

                                    I think Salah has probably delivered a lot more net points for his owners though considering Sterling’s fails in his captaincy games - Salah is smashing it at home whereas Sterling is too up & down (or just down) to really reliably captain

                            2. 1zverGGadeM
                              • 2 Years
                              19 days, 16 hours ago

                              Ivgot all of them plus Kun Pukki and Abraham, yep

                            3. POLSKA GOLA
                              • 6 Years
                              19 days, 16 hours ago

                              Yes it seems to be the template. Personally I’d prefer Mane+Sterling to Salah+Son

                            4. Eat my goal!
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 1 Year
                              19 days, 16 hours ago

                              But who up front?

                              1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 9 Years
                                19 days, 16 hours ago

                                Probably 3 of Pukki, Wilson, Tammy, Vardy

                                I’m not sure Kane & Auba are really being touted around enough to be template

                          4. Cantwell on these things.
                            • 2 Years
                            19 days, 16 hours ago

                            And then I go and spoil it all by saying something stupid like...I like you.

                            1. Cookie Kid
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 3 Years
                              19 days, 16 hours ago

                              Oh f. I’ve f’d it haven’t I Jez?

                              1. Cantwell on these things.
                                • 2 Years
                                19 days, 15 hours ago

                                Anyway I notice the paper in the photocopier is a bit low. I know it's not strictly your job.

                                1. Cookie Kid
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 3 Years
                                  19 days, 15 hours ago

                                  It was the behaviour of an oddball

                                  🙂

                                  1. Cantwell on these things.
                                    • 2 Years
                                    19 days, 15 hours ago

                                    I still say that quite regularly in normal conversation now. So good.

                          5. No Professionals
                            • 2 Years
                            19 days, 16 hours ago

                            Where has aguero gone from teams?

                          6. thunder_mike
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 6 Years
                            19 days, 16 hours ago

                            Pope Button
                            TAA Ota Soy Lund Rico
                            Salah Sterling KDB Mount Cantwell
                            Abraham Pukki Haller

                            0.1 short of doing Haller > CWilson, any ideas where to get the cash?

                            Or just stick with Haller

                            1. Sir EFO
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 4 Years
                              19 days, 16 hours ago

                              Cant 🙂

                          7. Totti
                            • 3 Years
                            19 days, 16 hours ago

                            guys
                            best aurier's replacement ?

                            1. 1zverGGadeM
                              • 2 Years
                              19 days, 16 hours ago

                              Should be Cresswell or Ota

                              1. Zenith UK
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 3 Years
                                19 days, 16 hours ago

                                Hold on Cresswell... Fabianski injured

                                1. 1zverGGadeM
                                  • 2 Years
                                  19 days, 16 hours ago

                                  Noone is getting Cresswell just for the CS returns. He gets almost all set pieces excluding penalties

                                  1. Zenith UK
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 3 Years
                                    19 days, 16 hours ago

                                    When he plays, which he only got because of Masuaku's ban and his subsequent performance

                            2. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              19 days, 16 hours ago

                              There's a template for that

                              Tomori and Soy

                          8. FOO FIGHTER
                              19 days, 16 hours ago

                              So defense double up of TAA and VVD or TAA and Robbo?

                              Bonus, attacking returns plus cleanies = TAA and Robbo.

                              I fail to see how those two will not end up 1 and 2 in the points table end of the season. Absolute demons.

                              1. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 1 Year
                                19 days, 16 hours ago

                                I would order liverpool defence like this at the moment, taking into account price.
                                Taa
                                Robbo
                                Matip
                                Vvd
                                (Triple liverpool defence owner)

                            • Mr. Captain Blanc
                              • 2 Years
                              19 days, 16 hours ago

                              Who gets more points from his next 5 fixtures ?

                              TAA - leics H, MUN A, Spurs H, Villa A, City H

                              Otamendi - Wolves H, Palace A, Villa H, Saints H, Liverpool A

                              1. Zenith UK
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 3 Years
                                19 days, 16 hours ago

                                Ota IMO

                              2. 1zverGGadeM
                                • 2 Years
                                19 days, 16 hours ago

                                Trent

                              3. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 1 Year
                                19 days, 16 hours ago

                                Trent because trent

                            • VanDijksToWatchOutFor
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 1 Year
                              19 days, 16 hours ago

                              Is david silva to mahrez:

                              A) sideways
                              B) backwards
                              C) a great idea

                              1. 1zverGGadeM
                                • 2 Years
                                19 days, 16 hours ago

                                A

                                1. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 1 Year
                                  19 days, 16 hours ago

                                  I feared as much.

                            • Zenith UK
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 3 Years
                              19 days, 16 hours ago

                              Would've liked to see the direct quote Frank made about Tomori... I did Digne & AWB to TAA & Soy but I keep thinking about losing VVD or Ota for Tomori so would like to know specifically what he said. Anyone able to assist please?

                              1. Mr. Captain Blanc
                                • 2 Years
                                19 days, 16 hours ago

                                Something in the lines of "He used to be 4th or 5th in the pecking order, but now he is 2nd or 3rd"

                                1. Zenith UK
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 3 Years
                                  19 days, 16 hours ago

                                  Cheers for this, definitely considering ditching VVD for Tomori upgrading Greenwood or Cantwell

                              2. Fitzy.
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 7 Years
                                19 days, 16 hours ago

                                Frank Lampard: "Fikayo Tomori, a lot of people would have seen him as number four, he's now number one or two [central defender]."

                                1. Zenith UK
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 3 Years
                                  19 days, 16 hours ago

                                  Appreciated

                            • dbeck
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 2 Years
                              19 days, 16 hours ago

                              Missed the price raises so no rush but how does this look for a -4

                              Out: Coleman, Haller, Dendoncker
                              In: Lundstram, King, Mount

                              Lundstram to rotate with soyuncu and the main reason behind the move is I can’t trust Cantwell as a 4th mid given Norwich away record and really need Mount

                            • emyoueffsee
                              • 4 Years
                              19 days, 16 hours ago

                              Seriously considering Salah, Aguero and Barnes out for KDB, Firmino and Aubameyang for a -4.

                              Henderson
                              TAA Soyuncu Otamendi
                              McGinn KDB Mount Sterling
                              Pukki Firmino Aubameyang

                              Button Lundstram Kelly Luiz

                              Good moves ?

                              1. Zenith UK
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 3 Years
                                19 days, 16 hours ago

                                Just to clarify... You want to lose the player who has got a return in every single game so far this season (I think he is the only player to do so)

                                1. dbeck
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 2 Years
                                  19 days, 16 hours ago

                                  Callum Wilson and auba have got attacking points in every game

                                  1. Zenith UK
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 3 Years
                                    19 days, 16 hours ago

                                    Cheers! I knew I was missing someone