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Scout Notes

Wilson avoids blank yet again as mid-price FPL assets impress

Four goals were shared by two in-form teams at the Vitality Stadium on Saturday, with plenty to interest Fantasy managers on the south coast.

Our Scout Notes article below recaps the best of the action.

Bournemouth 2-2 West Ham United

  • Goals: Callum Wilson (£7.9m), Josh King (£6.3m) | Andriy Yarmolenko (£5.9m), Aaron Cresswell (£4.9m)
  • Assists: Nathan Ake (£4.9m), King | Sebastien Haller (£7.4m), Felipe Anderson (£6.9m)
  • Bonus: King x3, Yarmolenko x2, Ake x1

A highly entertaining encounter at Bournemouth ended equal as Callum Wilson‘s (£7.9m) remarkable run of returns continued and Andriy Yarmolenko (£5.9m) reiterated his growing attacking threat.

The Cherries frontman scored his side’s second goal on Saturday to make it seven straight Gameweeks with a haul to his name.

His 46 points to date has only been bettered by two strikers, and four players overall, in Fantasy Premier League (FPL).

And after a less-is-more performance in Gameweek 6’s win at Southampton, in which he scored from his only shot of the match, Wilson was much busier against West Ham.

In truth, Wilson could, and should, have produced more points than the six he eventually managed.

He failed to convert one especially golden opportunity when clean through as substitute goalkeeper Roberto (£4.4m) pulled off a good save, and VAR declined to award him a penalty following a late tussle in the box with Aaron Cresswell (£4.9m).

But with a decent set of fixtures to come over the next six Gameweeks – even Arsenal away and a visit from Manchester United will hold few fears for him – it would be no surprise if Wilson’s ownership surpasses its current 11.5% level.

Maximum bonus on the day went to his teammate Josh King (£6.3m), who swept home when a cross deflected off Nathan Ake (£4.9m) and into his path. The goal was originally deemed offside, only for VAR, after a lengthy, spirit-of-football-sapping delay, to correct the error.

The Norway international then played in Wilson to give Bournemouth the lead after the break.

King, with 8.4% ownership, has played second Fantasy fiddle to his fellow forward so far this season, but he has now produced two goals and three assists – a solid return for a player a full £1.6m cheaper than his team-mate.

With Ryan Fraser (£7.2m) sidelined because of illness, King again lined up on the left wing of a 4-4-2 – although whether the Scot would have been anything other than a substitute anyway after the Cherries’ recent form without him is another question.

Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe was fairly pleased with his side’s performance.

It’s too early to make assumptions about where we’ll finish, but in terms of our general play and how the team sets up, I do think there’s more to come from us. It doesn’t mean we have to concede at the other end, it’s not an excuse for conceding. We have to tighten up in that respect as we can’t have to score three to win.

That nod to the Cherries’ defensive fragility once again highlighted the perilous nature of owning members of their backline.

Bournemouth have kept precisely zero clean sheets this season and only two teams have coughed up more attempts than the 118 they’ve allowed, although Arsenal (on 110) might run that figure close by the end of Monday night.

As a result, the team’s two most popular Fantasy defenders, Ake (11.9%) and the 10.8%-owned Diego Rico (£4.1m), have only held their own thanks to attacking returns and, in the latter’s case, a bargain bucket price tag.

The defensive outlook might be brighter with a stalling Norwich, Watford and Newcastle to come in the next few weeks, but a change in the schedule from Gameweek 16, when they’ll have to face Spurs, Liverpool and Chelsea in the space of four fixtures, means that only Wilson and King remain overly attractive options.

The same cannot be said of West Ham who, after a so-so start, are providing good returns at both ends of the pitch.

Manuel Pellegrini’s men came into the match on a three-game run of clean sheets, prompting 134,852 managers to bring in Lukasz Fabianski (£5.1m), who is joint-top of the goalkeeper’s chart with 32 points.

He managed only one point and 33 minutes at Bournemouth, however, as he injured his hip taking a goal-kick.

Pellegrini hedged his bets about the issue post-match:

Lukasz felt a problem in a muscle in his hip when he tried to kick the ball. We need to know more about it with a medical examination. Goalkeeper is an important player, but I trust a lot in Roberto also. Roberto played well, he’s a very good goalkeeper and we will see what will happen with Lukasz’s injury and how many weeks he will be out.

Using coveted transfer slots on goalkeepers is never high on a Fantasy manager’s list of priorities, but 6.8% of them might be forced into action sometime this week, with a straight swap to Roberto at least freeing up some funds.

Transfers involving other West Ham assets could well be on the minds of many more managers than that, though.

Cresswell scored for the second week running and is a reliable dead-ball specialist, while fellow full-back Ryan Fredericks (£4.5m) recovered from a knock to start his seventh straight match and has been a model of consistency at a competitive price.

But it is in midfield where the Hammers have talent in abundance, with Yarmolenko the pick of a burgeoning crop.

The Ukraine international had double the penalty area touches of any other midfielder at the Vitality Stadium, and he scored for the second week running when he controlled Sebastien Haller‘s (£7.4m) touch, half turned Ake and curled the ball into the net.

His manager was fulsome in his praise after the game, saying:

He’s a very special player, he’s always had goals in his complete career. He was very unlucky that at his best moment last season he had an Achilles tendon injury but he’s returned and worked very hard. I’m very happy for him as he’s not only scoring, but working very hard.

With three goals from the last four Gameweeks, Yarmolenko has form, fixtures and a generous value going for him.

And the fact that he’s currently only owned by 1.8% also marks him out as a differential candidate, although that figure is already on the rise as he is currently one of the top five transfer targets for Gameweek 8.

Three other West Ham midfielders caught the eye on Saturday, with Manuel Lanzini (£6.5m) and Felipe Anderson (£6.9m) both creating two chances and Pablo Fornals (£6.1m) three.

Fornals and Anderson registered seven shots between them but it was the Brazilian – so often seen as a Fantasy troll – who ended up as the best of the trio when he provided the assist for Cresswell’s second-half equaliser.

That made it back-to-back assists – and three for the season – for Anderson, although that might not be enough to persuade those managers who have been stung by his previous taste for inconsistency.

And when Yarmolenko is the cheapest option of all four, if it’s West Ham attacking options you’re after, he looks to be the strongest candidate by a country mile.

Haller’s assist, meanwhile, was his first return since Gameweek 4. But his 5.1% ownership might be concerned that he created twice as many chances as he had shots, particularly as there are a number of more productive forwards available in his mid-range price bracket.

Whatever the option Fantasy managers eventually choose, now looks to be a good time to try and catch the West Ham wave.

They are, after all, a side in a Champions League spot, with six goals scored and only two conceded over the past four Gameweeks, and a good run of fixtures to come before November’s final international break of the year.

Members Analysis


Bournemouth XI (4-4-2): Ramsdale; Stacey (L Cook 89′), Cook, Ake, Rico; H Wilson (Danjuma 77′), Lerma, Billing (Francis 89′), King; C Wilson, Solanke.

West Ham United XI (4-2-3-1): Fabianski (Jimenez 34′); Fredericks, Diop, Ogbonna, Cresswell; Rice, Noble (Wilshere 75′); Yarmolenko, Fornals (Lanzini 67′), Anderson; Haller.


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Lessons Learned from Gameweek 7

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  1. Stormbringer22
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Another marvellous weekend... My team prior to WC would have scored 58 points. Instead, I am sat on 39 points after my WC. Unless Auba nets a 20-pointer tonight, this WC could have waited a week!

    1. Squeakybum99
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Tough but one doesn't WC for one week only. GL.

      1. Stormbringer22
        1 month, 17 days ago

        I know mate, just frustrated is all. I love the team I WC-ed to and I believe it looks really balanced and should net some good points in the future.

  2. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Morning all (Name Change - sick of that muppet!). 🙂 Might WC after this GW... so best last week punt?

    A. Salah >> Son / Pepe
    B. Greenwood+Salah >> Kane/Auba+Yarmolenko (-4)

    Pope
    TAA • Zinch • Digne
    Salah • Sterling • KDB • Mount • Cantwell
    Pukki • Abraham
    (Heaton, Lunds, Greenwood, Rico)

    1. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Pepe!

      1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 17 days ago

        I would wait till Pepe scores a goal from open play for Arsenal

        1. Karan14
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          One gameweek punt against BOU defence seems worth it.

          1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Possibly, if gets a goal/assist tonight

      2. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Cheers Karan mate 🙂

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

      I would do B with Auba

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Thanks mate. Both could be good I guess

        1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Missed the part that's it's a one week punt. Wouldnt take a hit for a one week punt,

          1. RAFA THE GAFFA
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Pépé or Son best bets then?

            1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 17 days ago

              Can only say after tonights game

    3. SkekTek (AKA: AnzhiBabakin)
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Similar position as you know. There are few obvious 1 week punts. If things fit after the midweekers perhaps Mahrez? I mentioned Pepe last time. But it is a dead-ending move.
      Agree on name change!

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        I can’t get Mahrez in a single move as I have 3 city. Can you?

    4. TheDragon
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Why do you want to wildcard that team?

      That’s a green arrow team

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Want spurs and Leicester for the fixture swing

  3. Murder On Zidanesfloor
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Any word on Pogbas fitness tonight?

    1. Squeakybum99
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Nothing new. Ankle swollen after midweek. 50/50.

      1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Thanks. Have him on my draft team

  4. Please Answer Me
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Pick 2 out of these 3
    A) Aubameyang
    B) Son
    C) Vardy

    1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Auba, Vardy

    2. Squeakybum99
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 17 days ago

      AC

    3. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      AC

  5. drughi
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    King and vardy was my strikers from the get go, got rid as they dissapointed with blanks first weeks. Got barnes and pukki instead and now they have blanked basically every week and vardy and king are ripping it up. Awful timing and awful start to this season, just wanna rage quit. Rant over

    1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Pukki and Barnes blanks really have been baffling

      1. drughi
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Pukki looks like a home team player as does all of Norwich. Wood seems to be the main man in Burnley now so barnes gets Everton then he is out of my team never to return again.

        1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 17 days ago

          How long till Barnes is the main man again? Its crazy how Barnes got all the goals while wood completed blanked, and not it's the opposite. It's as if they are incapable of sharing points

          1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 17 days ago

            *now it's the opposite.

            I think both could go on scoring streaks and then just stop. Noone is the main man

            1. drughi
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              yeah maybe but I'm pretty unforgiving when players blank for 3-4 weeks in my team so barnes gets Everton then he is out for good

              1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 17 days ago

                I would do the same. But dont be surprised if he burns you after that

                1. drughi
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 17 days ago

                  with my timing so far he will probably blank against Everton then go on another run as soon as I ship

    2. Squeakybum99
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Unlucky with King. Vardy never disappoints if you stick and prime time to get him back. Expecting Pukki to do much away from home is dodgy, lucky he gave that 11 pointer vs City.

      1. drughi
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        I know vardy had to go so I could afford KDB, biggest mistake in hindsight was expensive defenders from the get go hindering my attack

    3. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Think I'm going to keep Pukki for a little longer as he is the main man at Norwich and if they score at home/away he is likely to be involved.

      Sick of Barnes now tbh. Last gameweek in my team will be upgrading him to Vardy/Wilson in GW9.

      1. drughi
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        agree on all points and same her will most probably WC barnes out ahead of gw 9 for vardy

  6. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Loathe to lose Pukki due to value gained on him, but would you do it to go Auba Vardy on WC GW9?

    Currently have Pukki Barnes, but Barnes could be Tammy for a week punt this week

    1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 17 days ago

      I will be looking to get rid of both Pukki and Tammy if they blank this week.

      Wilson, Vardy too good to ignore, and consistent

      1. Wardinator
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Get rid of Tammy? Really?

  7. nadman89
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    did king to abraham this week , seemed logical , but it really sucks . wouldve been top 10 k . hopefully abraham makes it up

    1. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Think he will

    2. MANGE TOUT RODNEY
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Should do with those fixtures. King is always a troll.

  8. RamaJama
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    When will be know if Bilva is banned?

    In case of a ban, worth doing do Sterling/Haller to Mahrez/Auba for -4?

    Have Kdb and Salah

  9. Karan14
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    If you could get only one of these attackers from GW9 onwards:

    A) Vardy
    B) Wilson
    C) Maddison

    Will either upgrade Barnes to one of the strikers or downgrade him to get Maddison as 5th mid.

    1. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      A

      1. Karan14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Wilson over Vardy?

        1. Karan14
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Sorry I thought I'd put Wilson as A

    2. Squeakybum99
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Vardy. I'll have AB

    3. Murder On Zidanesfloor
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 17 days ago

      AB

      1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 17 days ago

        In that order

        1. Karan14
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Yup that's my thinking too. Currently favouring Vardy over Wilson.

          1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 17 days ago

            I'll be looking to get both next week, Mini WC with 2FTs

            1. Karan14
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              Yeah I would also ideally like to have both but will be tough to free up cash to get in both for me.

    4. Kenneth Tang
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Vardy in a more attacking team, but Wilson has better four upcoming fixtures to explode and 1.0 cheaper. Maddison is also a good choice if you spend the remaining funds in a wise way. In longer horizon, LEI asset looks better, coz you will hold Vardy/Maddison till gw17.

      1. Karan14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Yup I agree with your thinking here. I like Wilson's short term fixtures better than Vardy's but the Leicester attackers are more long term options.

        Problem is if I get Maddison the money will remain invested in VVD & AWB which I don't think is a wise way to spend the money saved.

        1. Kenneth Tang
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Then how about Wilson? NOR wat MUN new. Take away MUN, the other three are the teams that you dream to play against

          1. Karan14
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            I agree it's a tough choice between Wilson and Vardy tbh. Happy that I have more than a couple of weeks to think about it. Been wanting to get Wilson for a couple of weeks now but something else just always pops up.

    5. Super Saints
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      A

    6. Wardinator
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      c!
      Great player, great fixtures, good team. Maddy will be one of the top owned players in the game by Xmas

  10. Tshelby
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Yet again another bad gameweek..
    Getting tired of this. Any tips to shape this team?

    Button, Pope
    TAA, Ota, Soyuncu, Lundstram, Rico
    Salah, Sterling, Mount, KdB, Hayden
    Barnes, Tammy, Pukki

    1FT
    0.0 ITB

    1. BIG TONES
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Decent team. Save and be patient imo.

    2. drughi
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      WC left ? otherwise save ft and do 2-3 transfers ahead of gw 9

      1. Tshelby
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        All ready wasted it. Which transfers would you suggest going into gw 9?

        1. drughi
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Barnes out first step, depends on who you want ? wilson is like 1.3 more then barnes so downgrade somewhere to get the funds

          1. Tshelby
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Cheers Drughi! Going to save this week and will see next week.

            1. drughi
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              good plan, cheers

  11. MANGE TOUT RODNEY
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Anyone else got a WC burning a hole in their pocket?

    I don't think I've ever held on to mine this long...

    1. Tshelby
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      I wish I could say that. Wasted my WC in the first IB

    2. SkekTek (AKA: AnzhiBabakin)
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Yup. Trouble is I'm good to save this week and the IB is the ideal time to use those 2ft. Team is fine but its wc or fail to adapt to Leicester, Chelsea, Arsenal etc whilst Norwich, Everton fail.

    3. drughi
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      thinking gw 9 but team is overall looking good so maybe only 4-5 changes max

    4. corderz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Still got mine. Don't think I'm in a rush to use it either

    5. Link
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Yep. Every week I question playing it but doesn't feel worth it for 4 or 5 changes

  12. BIG TONES
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Thinking about taking a little risk and losing Kun for Auba. (Own Sterling and KDB also).

    Auba (BOU, shu, CPL) is an unreal set of fixtures and Kun could be prone to rest/early substitutions with CL fixtures and Jesus more than capable of filling in on occasion.

    Thoughts?

    1. Stormbringer22
      1 month, 17 days ago

      It is not that big of a risk if you have Sterling and KDB as well. I would do it. Auba is in really good form. Be mindful though that Lacazette is due to come back which will likely push Auba on the wing, instead of a central role - might lessen his returns a bit.

      1. BIG TONES
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Good point on Lacazette - will monitor.

    2. Relaxing
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Depends how he performs tonight I think, but very tempting

  13. drughi
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    I have always been in the never sell salah camp but think I will rethink, Auba and vardy as attackers in wildcard team is very tempting but then salah/sterling must go

    1. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      I think it makes sense to have atleast one of Salah or Mane or Sterling. Easy to switch between those 3 when needed. And I still fancy those 3 to outscore all other premiums.

      1. drughi
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        yeah probably but with arsenal and Leicester coming fixtures I think you could make some ground going for them over salah/sterling. Wont get rid of both but downgrade one of them to Son for example

        1. Karan14
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Yup I have already done that got Son over Liverpool attacker and kept Sterling for now. Plan is to get Vardy upfront in GW9.

    2. Stormbringer22
      1 month, 17 days ago

      I read here a lot of people suggesting to sell Salah and many more actually go for it as well. I intend to keep him and prefer him ever so slightly over Sterling due to the fact that if I am paying 12-12.5m ish for a player I want them to play every week and not run the risk of being benched. Could be a wrong way of looking at it I suppose...

      1. Christina.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Salah is nailed yes, but currently has has +/- 10 pts more than players that cost 3-5 m less than him.

        Thats no good.

        1. Stormbringer22
          1 month, 17 days ago

          I see your point. You can say the same about Sterling though for sure? Sterling has scored even less points overall and costs a similar amount. If it was a 50/50 toss-up between 2 premium players who score similarly and cost similarly, surely you would go for the one who starts every game?

          1. Christina.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            I guess...I own Mane + KdB.

            1. Stormbringer22
              1 month, 17 days ago

              In terms of ppm, no one gets close to KDB so far this season so great pick. I am going forward with KDB and Salah. Not claiming that this is the only way to go, but in my opinion so far Salah's ppm isn't as bad as compared to the other premiums - third best I think after KDB and Kun. Who knows what happens by the end...

          2. Kenneth Tang
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            What I see is MC has much better fixture than LIV upcoming

  14. migas2k7
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Pieters to tomori? chelsea have some excelente fixtures.

    1. MANGE TOUT RODNEY
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Pieters been doing ok though? Assist this week and clean last week.

      1. Jamino
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        He gets a lot of bps too

        1. migas2k7
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          but he won't play again vila and norwich two of worst defenses.

      2. linkafu
        1 month, 17 days ago

        And Burnley have nice fixtures too

  15. Jamino
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Did we ever found out how the hack of people’s teams happened? Was it a third party site who lost the info? If so which one?

    1. Horlicks esq.
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      I’ve been away too long.

      What hack?

      1. Jamino
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Some people’s teams were hacked and deleted somehow.

        1. Christina.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          it wasn't deleted...just multiple trsfrs made I think

          1. Klein
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            It said deleted in profile but were recovered with 10+ transfers

            1. Christina.
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              whatever.

              1. Jamino
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 17 days ago

                So you go out of your way to correct someone but when someone does the same to correct your correction it gets ‘whatevered’

    2. MTPockets
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      FPL said their servers weren't compromised so maybe about getting hold of email/passwords rather than a 'hack'
      Haven't heard about it being a particular site at fault

    3. Klein
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      It was third part app. Not sure which one.

  16. Horlicks esq.
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Will wait. But looking like

    Mane > Odoi
    Joelinton (yeah would you believe it) > Auba

    1. Super Saints
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      When are you thinking of doing this? Wouldn't lose Mane especially home

      1. Horlicks esq.
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        For next week.

        I can’t handle the joelinton forward slot any more, and Auba about to slay I think.

        CHO could also hit form with Chelsea fixtures.

        This will leave me with no pool cover though

  17. Super Saints
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Scary to lose Abraham but think Vardy will comfortably outscore him!?

    2FT'S James + Abraham > Donkey + Vardy?

    Pope
    TAA VVD Otamendi Soyunca
    Mane KDB Mount
    Aguero Vardy Pukki
    Button Lundstram Geundouzi Dendonker

    1. Kenneth Tang
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Is it possible to sell Pukki instead of Abraham?

      1. Super Saints
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        I wish!

        1. Kenneth Tang
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          then go for Callum Wilson. Otherwise, how about dowgrading VVD?

          1. Super Saints
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            I will be upgrading VVD to Robertson soon.

            1. Kenneth Tang
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              Ok then it looks perfect to sell VVD now if you will ditch him in future anyway. Guess you will buy Robo by gw13 the earliest. Plenty of FTs and time to consider how to make that trade by that time.

    2. Stormbringer22
      1 month, 17 days ago

      I think James + Tammy will score more than Vardy + Donkey. Vardy is a great player, but Tammy has the fixtures as well and James scores the occasional. Donkey is 2pts every week (when he doesn't OG)

      1. Super Saints
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Donkey will be 3rd on my bench, Lundstram and Soy will rotate. James currently on bench so it's a direct call on Vardy or Abraham!

  18. Free Hat
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Owner hoping for a Greenwood start tonight (+ a cheeky assist or goal).

    1. Super Saints
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Quite a lot of people have started him this week!

      1. Free Hat
        1 month, 17 days ago

        It was either him or Dunk. Worth the risk!

  19. Tube!!
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Aguero > Auba or GTG?

    Pope
    Otamendi VVD Montoya
    Salah (vc) KDB Mount Cantwell
    Aguero (c) Wilson Pukki.

    Button Mcginn Mings Rico

    1. drughi
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Would play mcginn over cantwell but otherwise gtg. Auba can wait a week atleast

      1. Tube!!
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Yeah might leave it a week then do....

        Aguero > Auba
        Pukki > Vardy

        1. Nutella
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Solid moves

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

      GTG

      deffo

  20. Ole Trafford
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    I was planning on saving my ft this week and doing Salah and Wickham to Son and Vardy in gw9 for free.

    Aurier red card means my defence is not great. Should I just bench him? Will he play in gw9 do you think?

    1. Ole Trafford
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Team is:

      Pope
      VVD, Otamendi, Lundstram
      Salah, Sterling, Kdb, Mount, Cantwell
      Haller, Pukkhi

      Button, Soyuncu, Aurier, Wickham 1ft 2.1itb

      1. Christina.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        whats wrong with your def?

        1. Ole Trafford
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Not backing many pool CS over the next few weeks. Aurier might not get back into the fold due to Foyth another concern I suppose.

  21. Kopkloppers
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Enablers:
    These guys allow us to have as much money on the pitch as possible.
    At the moment we have 2 "a" grade, Lundstum and Cantwell and 2 "b" graders, Kelly and Rico. It can be argued there are others but my look upon the subject is they are the lowest priced assets that have asset value. Obviously to become an enabler, the chances are they have risen slightly in price.
    When these guys gain this status, do you:
    a) Treat them like any other player who will generally play?
    b) Still view them as fodder and permanently leave them on you bench?
    c) Move the "a" grades on for the profit and move down to "b"?

    It can be argued Cantwell and Lundstrum are part of your main 11 but it is weird how few treat them this way. Rotation time atm and they come in handy one way or the other. It could be argued outside of the right captain choices, getting lucky from the bench is the best rank improver this year.

    1. Tamagotchi Massacre
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Read in the voice of Stephen Hawking

    2. Ole Trafford
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      I don’t think I’ll move on Cantwell or Lundstram all season. Unless I decide to go big in midfield but it’s unlikely with so many decent options up front also.

    3. Klein
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Lundstram for me will start all games bar liv and mci. Has very high goal threat. Cantwell will be for home games. Still hard to bench specially next week. Cantwell has home game with avl while lundstram has game with the worst team in the league right now.

    4. MTPockets
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Somewhere inbetween. Enablers as you say

      1. Kopkloppers
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        We tend to be unable to let them be treated other than fodder though. At least me. Maybe just my problem.

        1. MTPockets
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Have started Lundstram 3 times and Rico twice. Cantwell my 4th mid although that hasn't gone well yet

    5. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Playing Lundy, Kelly and Cantwell when fixtures are good. Not selling them currently. Buying and selling the big hitters.

      1. Kopkloppers
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        It does equate to a quandary though. I stare ar Cantwell on my bench with a home game and would have to put him in for:
        Bobby Abraham Pukki Son Sterling KDB and McGinn.

        1. Christina.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Cantwell vs Mcginn this week for me. not the end of the world

  22. Klein
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Very hard benchin for next week
    Play 2 and bench order for 3 please
    A) cantwell (avl H)
    B) lundstram (wat A)
    C) ceballos (bou H)
    D) fredrick (cry H)
    E) lowton (eve H) also playing pope

    All seem to have good fixtures. Or play bb? But keeper is non starter.

    1. Ole Trafford
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Not BB.

      I think I’d play A and D. Probably Lundstram 1st sub.

      1. Klein
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Lundstram vs the worst team in the league though. He was superb vs liverpool.

        1. Ole Trafford
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Frederics has 3 cs in last 4 with threat going forward also. Norwich much better at home. I’m playing Cantwell and Lundstram myself but my other options are not great.

          1. Klein
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Itchy fingers going for bb. Hoooold

    2. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Play A and B, if looks likely to start- bench order BDE

      1. dunas_dog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        * sorry play A and C

    3. Link
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      I'd play A and D

  23. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Would you carry transfer with this team or -4 for Greenwood to Aubameyang and Salah or Sterling to Yarmolenko? Feel team should be performing better than it is!

    Pope
    TAA Otamendi Van Dijk
    Salah Sterling KDB Mount Cantwell
    Pukki Abraham

    McGovern Diop Greenwood Rico

    1. drughi
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      team is gtg so save ft

  24. De Gea is GOAT
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Hi guys. What would you change about this team? I personally want Son, Mount and possibly Vardy/Wilson/King for upcoming fixtures but open to any suggestions about anything (formations, differentials etc) TIA

    Pope
    TAA Ota Lowton Diop Lunds
    Mane Sterling KDB
    Tammy Auba

    Button Dendon Hayden Greenwood

  25. corderz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Early transfer suggestions?

    2FTs + 1.6m

    Pope Button
    TAA Robertson Digne Soyuncu Lundstram
    Salah Sterling Dilva Mount Cantwell
    Vardy Pukki Greenwood

    1. The Units
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Too much coin in defence. Downgrade robbo and Digne. Upgrade Greenwood and dilva.

      1. corderz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Copy and paste fail. Transfered Digne to Tomori last week

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

    Pope 4.0
    TAA Otamendi Soyuncu Lundstram Rico
    Sterling Salah KDB Mount Cantwell
    Pukki Barnes Tammy
    1.1 in the bank, 2 fts.
    A) Burn a ft/swap a 4.0 for 4.0 gk just so I don't feel too bad about letting one go
    B) Barnes to 7.7 forward max ie Wood(Sideways as hell), or King(cheap enough to rotate with Cantwell for his home games) or Haller (who has 3 home games in 4 coming up)
    C) Go somewhat maverick and swap Otamendi and Barnes for Tomori and Wilson OR Kelly and Vardy
    D) Go full maverick and swap Sterling and Barnes for Mahrez/Yarmo/Mcginn and Aubameyang (if I go with the cheaper mids I can get Vardy in next week)
    Cheers.

    1. corderz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      C looks good

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

        Tomori and Wilson or Kelly and Vardy? Bit of context: I've no issues starting Lundstram every week for a bit tbh. And soyuncu won't leave my starting 11 for a while from next week either.

    2. MTPockets
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Maybe D but not necessarily Sterling out

    3. Fitzy.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      D) Go full maverick. Yarmo, Auba and Vardy worth losing Sterling for.

    4. Kenneth Tang
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      E) TAA & Barnes to Tomori & Vardy

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

        Il be keeping TAA all season If he is fit. Thanks for the input though. How I wish I wasn't 0.1 short of those 2 in for ota and Barnes though

        1. Kenneth Tang
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          I think TAA is ditchable for the upcoming five gws. But you are right, it's altogether 2 FT if you will get him back later.

          If you tend to ditch Ota and Barnes, how about Tomori & Callum Wilson?

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

            Yup. That's the alternative.. Leaning towards that tbh. Wod rather lose ota than Sterling anyway I think

            1. Kenneth Tang
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              Ota is sellable if it facilitate Barnes to Wilson while you can have Tomori. About Sterling, he is a must own in terms of such MC fixture.

    5. De Gea is GOAT
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      C with Tomori and Vardy if possible? If not Kelly for sure. Personal opinion though.

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

        0.3 short actually.. So it's 4.3 defender and Vardy or Tomori and Wilson.. Would've loved even Guilbert and Vardy but annoyingly 0.1 short.

        1. De Gea is GOAT
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Kellys actually not a bad shout then. Seems nailed so far and Palace keep CSs. I prefer Vardy over Wilson

    6. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      I have the same forwards as yours and I would look at upgrading Barnes to Vardy/Wilson next week.

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

        The problem is who do I downgrade for that. Annoyingly 0.2 short of Barnes to Wilson.. So I have to downgrade somebody.

  27. migas2k7
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    best 4.5 or 4.6 keeper long run?

    1. De Gea is GOAT
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Still Pope for me. Ryan not far behind though.

  28. Link
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    How to solve a problem like Zinchenko?

    A. Otamendi (boring)
    B. Fredericks (nice fixtures and Rico plays NOR in 9 when Hammers are at Goodison)
    C. Tomori
    D. Someone a bit more exciting/punty ala Tierney

    1. jimmy.floyd
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Pereira?

      1. Link
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Have Soy already

    2. MTPockets
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      A unless particularly need the saving elsewhere

      1. Link
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        I guess that's the safest/sensible option. Funds not hugely needed really - still on 442 with front 6 of
        Raz - Mo - KDB - Mount - Vardy - Pukki

        Imagine I'll go 343 when I WC

        1. Tamagotchi Massacre
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          It was the safest option this week and they conceded against a toothless everton and he got booked. Anyone is going to be able to score against this team, home or away

          1. Link
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Agreed they are not as solid as before - but who is?

            Plus WOL - cry - AVL - SOU (3 at home in next 4) is primed for shut outs.

    3. Wardinator
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Boring = best

  29. OneDennisBergkamp
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Which front 7 would you prefer...

    Salah - KDB - Son - Mount - Cantwell
    Aguero - Abraham

    or

    Salah - KDB - Mount - McGinn/Yarmolenko - Cantwell
    Aguero - Aubameyang

    1. Klein
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      A with auba in place of kun.

    2. Kenneth Tang
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Son + Abraham better than Auba + McGi/Yarmo

    3. MTPockets
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      the latter

    4. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      I have this:

      Mane KdB Mount Mcginn/Cantwell
      Auba Pukki Kun

  30. Klein
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    So kun is gonna start midweek huh. Dosnt look good for us owners.

    1. Kenneth Tang
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Based on sensible guess, Aguero will start vs WOL. I am a non-owner but is looking to get him in.

      1. Klein
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        So kun starts two games in a row? Cant see jesus getting two rests.

        1. MTPockets
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          The opposite just happened

        2. Kenneth Tang
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Jesus may not have two rest, but I am quite confident Aguero will start vs Zagreb and WOL, and cry after int'l break when Aguero is expected of not representing Argentina. Aguero also has pretty good chance to start vs AVL and SOU as well if you fancy Jesus will start vs Atlanta and SOU at Carabao Cup.

    2. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      still think he is first choice. Jesus is not cutting it.

      1. Klein
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Hope kun does.

    3. Captain Kakaroto (I blame R…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      My theory is Aguero will play all Home games (PL and CL) , with the addition of most PL away games