Scout Squad

The Scout Squad picks for FPL Gameweek 8

The Scout Squad team have assembled to submit their usual selections ahead of Gameweek 8.

In this weekly feature, our four regular panelists – editorial staff Paul, David and Neale plus community manager Geoff – each submit an 18-man squad of Fantasy assets (with the focus on the coming Gameweek) and elaborate on their notable inclusions/omissions.

The 72 nominations listed below will then be narrowed down to a squad of 14 (with the starting XI not exceeding a total cost of £83m) for the weekly Scout Picks selection ahead of the Gameweek 8 deadline at 11:30 BST on Saturday.

There are requirements for at least one sub-£5.0m goalkeeper, at least one defender under £5.0m, at least one midfielder priced £6.0m or below and at least one forward priced at £7.0m or lower.

Each panelist is restricted to no more than three players from the same team, as is the case in FPL.

We will also be adding a captaincy to the Scout Picks, with details of that revealed on Friday.


 DavidNealePaulGeoff
GKNick PopeNick PopeNick PopeNick Pope
 Dean HendersonDean HendersonDavid de GeaDean Henderson
 David de GeaBen FosterRobertoRoberto
DFTrent Alexander-ArnoldHarry MaguireTrent Alexander-ArnoldTrent Alexander-Arnold
 Nicolas OtamendiOleksandr ZinchenkoNicolas OtamendiNicolas Otamendi
 Harry Maguire Trent Alexander-ArnoldCesar AzpilicuetaHarry Maguire
 Matt LowtonMarcos AlonsoJohn LundstramFikayo Tomori
 John LundstramRyan FredericksJose HolebasJohn Lundstram
MFRiyad MahrezRaheem SterlingMohamed SalahRaheem Sterling
 Mohamed SalahMohamed SalahRaheem SterlingMohamed Salah
 Mason MountEmi BuendiaRiyad MahrezRiyad Mahrez
 Todd CantwellDaniel JamesJohn McGinnTodd Cantwell
 John FleckBukayo SakaPascal GrossMason Mount
FWSergio AgueroPierre-Emerick AubameyangPierre-Emerick AubameyangPierre-Emerick Aubameyang
 Pierre-Emerick AubameyangTammy AbrahamTeemu PukkiTeemu Pukki
 Tammy AbrahamCallum WilsonSebastien HallerTammy Abraham
 Teemu PukkiTeemu PukkiTammy AbrahamSebastien Haller
 Josh KingNeal MaupayChris Wood Chris Wood

Most popular picks: Nick Pope, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Mohamed Salah, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Tammy Abraham, Teemu Pukki (four), Dean Henderson, Nicolas Otamendi, Harry Maguire, John Lundstram, Raheem Sterling, Riyad Mahrez (three)

DAVID SAID…

I fancy clean sheets for Burnley and Sheffield United this weekend, hence the inclusion of Nick Pope and Dean Henderson.

I’m also opting for their counterparts in defence, Matt Lowton and John Lundstram, both of whom have offered creative potential recently.

Trent Alexander-Arnold continues to be an auto-include for me, creating three chances per game over the last four Gameweeks.

Nicolas Otamendi remains the most nailed route into a Manchester City defence that faces Wolves this week – who have largely struggled at both ends of the pitch following their Europa League exploits this season.

With Kevin De Bruyne potentially out of action for the Gameweek 8 visit of Wolves, I fancy Riyad Mahrez to step up to the plate for Manchester City.

In the last four Gameweeks, the Algerian has played a key pass every 19 minutes, just one shy of De Bruyne’s one every 18.

On top of that, Mahrez has proved a better goal threat than his Belgian colleague. On direct free-kicks, the former Leicester man has registered nine shots on target from Gameweek 3 onwards, more than any of his colleagues – in just 287 minutes too.

Meanwhile, Mohamed Salah (£12.5m) has come under some scrutiny of late but I’m backing him to deliver something against Leicester.

The Foxes may keep things tight at Anfield but the Egyptian has scored in every home match so far this season, averaging 12 points per game in front of his own fans.

I think Mason Mount still offers great value as Chelsea head to a Southampton side that I’ve never trusted at the back.

I’m giving both Todd Cantwell and Teemu Pukki another chance at home to Aston Villa this week.

The pair have averaged 13.3 and 7.7 points per game at home respectively this season while Villa have conceded seven times in three away matches so far.

John Fleck gets a minor mention for that very favourable fixture for Sheffield United at Watford.

As already mentioned, the Hornets defence continues to look poor this season while Fleck is joint-top among his colleagues for chances created and second for shots inside the box.

Despite playing 88 minutes against Dinamo Zagreb, I fancy Sergio Aguero to be back in the starting line-up for Manchester City this weekend after he was rested for the Everton game.

In the last few games, Aguero has had a tonne of chances but has been lacking some accuracy. I can’t help but feel like he could be close to a big haul. He looks hungry and almost angry right now – which could bode well against that Wolves defence.

However, those in possession of Aguero may find it hard not to look at moving to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Gameweek 8 onwards.

Without a blank yet this season, he’s at home to a Bournemouth defence that has always been leaky since their arrival in the Premier League several years ago.

NEALE SAID…

Shamelessly backing against my own club proved highly fruitful last week (Pereira, Schmeichel and Vardy) so I’m anticipating further misery on Tyneside this Sunday – if ever Ole Gunnar Solskjaer needed a fixture from which to kickstart his side’s stalling season, this is it.

The Manchester United defence has statistically been one of the better backlines in 2019/20 and they will encounter little of note at St. James’ Park this weekend, with Steve Bruce’s side in the bottom three for everything from goals scored to big chances created.

Harry Maguire is due a haul, I sense, and he is always in the picture at free-kicks and corners (more penalty box touches than Paul Pogba) – he even scored on Tyneside for Leicester City last season.

Daniel James may find plenty of joy, too, with the right-back slot a problem position for Bruce.

Speaking of penalty box touches, Ryan Fredericks has had more of those than any FPL defender this season. A limited Crystal Palace attack visit the London Stadium this weekend and the budget West Ham defender could get plenty of joy galloping into the spaces vacated by the gung-ho Patrick van Aanholt at the business end of the pitch.

Southampton haven’t been too clinical in front of goal this season and have been indebted to some help along the way, be it two goalkeeping errors (Adrian and Hugo Lloris) or a daft Steve Cook challenge in the clash with Bournemouth.

If Chelsea can avoid shooting themselves in the foot, then Marcos Alonso, who is third among defenders for xGI since his return to the Blues’ side, has the potential to cash in at both ends.

Aston Villa have allowed a league-high 40 chances from dead-ball situations this season so I’m plumping for set-piece specialist Emiliano Buendia, supplier of 17 chances and four assists, alongside the obligatory Teemu Pukki as Norwich enjoy home comforts again – Buendia, indeed, supplied an assist from a corner in this fixture last season.

Arsenal’s Europa League line-up on Thursday should hopefully provide us with some clues as to how Unai Emery will approach Sunday’s clash with Bournemouth.

If Bukayo Saka is rested for that match against Standard Liege, then the impressive teenage winger – who looked more convincing than Nicolas Pepe at Old Trafford on Monday – could offer us a budget route into a fixture that looks like a guaranteed goalfest.

My token budget forward pick is Neal Maupay, whose total of 16 shots in the box is inferior to just three other FPL forwards.

A wobbly Spurs side that has conceded more shots on target than any other club on the road (despite only playing three away games) and who shipped seven goals against Bayern on Tuesday should present the Seagulls with ample opportunities.

PAUL SAID…

The Gameweek 8 schedule looks promising for a number of big-hitters, with Liverpool, Man City and Chelsea worth considering at both ends of the pitch.

Chelsea’s first clean sheet of the season in last weekend’s win over Brighton certainly raises the appeal of their defenders.

While Fikayo Tomori is the budget option, Cesar Azpilicueta has impressed going forward in recent matches.

The Spaniard has supplied both of his assists in the last five Gameweeks and his underlying statistics look promising for his trip to Southampton.

Indeed, Azpilicueta’s 12 chances created ranks third among defenders this season.

Jose Holebas offers all-round potential for Watford’s home clash with Sheffield United.

Since Quique Sanchez Flores returned to Vicarage Road in Gameweek 5, the Greek’s four successful crosses and four shots on goal both rank among the top five defenders.

His visitors’ record on the road raises Holebas’ potential for a clean sheet, too.

The Blades have managed just 18 shots, eight efforts in the box and six attempts on target – fewer than any other side on all three counts.

Pascal Gross has been a little unlucky to pick up just a single assist in the first seven Gameweeks.

The Brighton playmaker has supplied 17 chances – bettered by only three other midfielders in FPL.

Gross’ dominance of free-kicks and corners can take advantage of the Spurs defence this weekend.

Mauricio Pochettino’s men have conceded 29 chances from set-plays, placing them third-worst in the Premier League.

Having lost 7-2 at home to Bayern Munich in midweek, Spurs’ defence looks there for the taking at the Amex Stadium.

GEOFF SAID…

Nick Pope is my goalkeeper of choice, playing at home to an Everton side who have scored once in three away games, and only six times in seven Gameweeks.

Similarly, Dean Henderson plays a Watford team with only four goals this season and a combined score of 0-10 over the last two Gameweeks.

Roberto Jimenez Gago gets a chance for his first West Ham clean sheet, after the injury to Lukasz Fabianski.

Trent-Alexander Arnold and Nicolas Otamendi get my first two defender slots and are followed by Harry Maguire, who plays a Newcastle side with only one home goal this season.

Fikayo Tomori and the Chelsea defence could come away with points at Southampton, while John Lundstram has that thing we so often look for in defenders: the potential for points at both ends of the pitch.

With Raheem Sterling and Mohamed Salah once again topping the midfield picks, Riyad Mahrez looks interesting as a second City midfielder.

Todd Cantwell has returned in each of his three home games with two goals and two assists, despite playing Manchester City and Chelsea, and I back him to continue that form at home to Aston Villa. Mason Mount has scored in Chelsea’s last two away fixtures and travels to Southampton in Gameweek 8.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has seven goals in as many Gameweeks and his run should continue at home to Bournemouth.

Teemu Pukki is my second forward pick; he has the third-highest RateMyTeam rankings for Gameweek 8 and is tied with teammate Cantwell for the best Gameweek 8 value.

I’m backing Tammy Abraham to continue his strong away form, and Sébastian Haller plays a Crystal Palace side who have conceded in every away game this season.

Finally, Chris Wood has three goals in his last two Gameweeks and should have chances against Everton.

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Last week, The Greenback Boogie beat the Scout Picks 54-52.

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Lessons Learned from Gameweek 7

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  1. GoonerByron
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Likely to need two of these to play if Cantwell and KDB are out. Which 1 should I definitely bench here?

    A - Mina
    B - Lundstram
    C - Tomori

    1. Devo-McDuff
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Mina probably

      1. GoonerByron
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Thanks.. Difficult 1, Mina most shots on target for defenders and 2nd highest xG after Otamendi

    2. Max City
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      I'd surely play Tomori, I guess

      1. GoonerByron
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Have him 3rd sub at the moment! 😀

    3. Gunner Boy
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Tomori and Mino I think

    4. Limbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Tough call. V. Nice bench. Mina has to score at some point. He'd have last week if Ederson hadn't been so effective. Lundy looks like hte bargain of the season. Chelsea settling. Kante back.

      Toss a three sided coin.

  2. Chelsea91
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Pope
    Lund,Ota,Kelly
    Mount,MC Ginn,Sterling,Cantwell,Mane
    Wilson,Auba

    Button Vardy,Soy,Reid

    How the team look like? Any changes needed?

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      I would play vardy

      1. Chelsea91
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Vardy for?

        1. Ajax Hamsterdam
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          Cantwell or mcginn. Vardy is fixture proof imo

          1. Chelsea91
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 13 days ago

            Sure mate

    2. trinzoo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Cantwell might be injured, would play Vardy instead.

      1. Chelsea91
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 13 days ago

        sure mate

  3. Ajax Hamsterdam
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    So who is everyone captaining this gw ? I'm going aguero have got really good vibes

    1. Hand of clod
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Maybe he will finally break Shearer's record for PL hatricks! 🙂

    2. Devo-McDuff
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Auba. I reckon Kun starts but far from sure, great pick if he does. Finishing has been awful lately but been getting loads of chances, bad Aguero finishing doesn’t last for long!

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Auba great option obviously

    3. mookie
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Sterling

    4. avfc82
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Sterling.

    5. farmerfat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Im with you on the Kun train.
      Would do sterling if i had him but i dont.
      Pukki coming in (VC)

  4. trinzoo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    A) Guilbert (nor)
    B) Greenwood (new)

    as 1st sub with KDB in the team?

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      A hoping for an attacking return

  5. aidmata
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Pope Button

    TAA Aurier Digne Lundstram Otamendi

    Mount Salah Sterling KDB Dendoncker

    Greenwood Pukki Abraham

    Thinking Aurier to Creswell or Tomori and hold KDB (Lundstram would come in). Have owned KDB since GW 1.

    Thoughts guys?

    1. Soto Ayam
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Aurier isn't playing right? Got sent off last Saturday?

        1. aidmata
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          Yeah and even when he returns after IB, I'm not sure how nailed he is - especially after midweek!

      • Michelle Davin
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Tomori i think

    2. Hansel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Who to have as first sub for KDB?

      A) Greenwood (new)
      B) Montoya (TOT)
      C) Söyuncu (liv)

      1. Giorgi89
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Greenwood, OGS might switch Rash on the wing IMO

      2. avfc82
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Montoya.

    3. Giorgi89
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Hi folks,

      Can I get your feedback on this WC team
      Pope
      TAA VVD Ota Tomori
      Sterling Mahrez Mount Yarmo
      Aubam Tammy

      Mc Govern - McGinn - Lund - Greenwood

      1.6ITB to do Mahrez > KdB when fit

      Thanks a lot!

      1. Giorgi89
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        (no value attached to KdB)

      2. mookie
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        McGinn kind of expensive for a bench player. I would want to have a plan to get Vardy. Wouldn't want VVD with those fixtures.

        1. Warby84
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          Take Robertson instead

    4. Humlesnurr
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Hi all!

      How do you fancy sterling and haller --> Mahrez and auba? Sterling can indeed make me regret this, but mahrez looks good atm and auba is solid with good fixtures. Have otamendi and kdb also for city coverage.

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Not this gw for sure . Both sterling and Haller have great fixtures

      2. Reacher
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Sound like a good chasing move

      3. Humlesnurr
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Thx for reply.

    5. Reacher
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      A, KDB to Mahrez looks the best option to me for this GW

      or

      B, Keep KDB and risk Dendocker to Saka and hope he starts

      Thanks

      1. MTPockets
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Long term? Not sure Saka will keep that spot so have to say A. But not sure Mahrez plays this week until Bernardo is in midfield

        1. MTPockets
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          * Actually no would go B. Didn't realise Saka only 4.5m

    6. Hand of clod
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Which do you prefer people!?

      A) KDB to Mahrez (FT)

      B) KDB to McGinn, Abraham to Auba (-4)

      Already have Sterling and Kun.

      1. Reacher
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        A

      2. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        A

    7. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      But ultimately I would keep kdb

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Reply fail for post above

    8. Pompel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      For what it's worth, just scouted the blue moon forum pre-match thread (City fans) - most predict Agüero starting and quite fancy him to be in the points.

      1. avfc82
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        They predicted Aguero would start at Goodison too...

        1. Pompel
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          So sell, then 😛

          1. avfc82
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            Personally, I think he starts, no international duty while Jesus travels to Singapore... but it could easily go either way.

      2. mookie
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Pretty much everyone would agree that Aguero is more likely to start every PL game when fit.

    9. Iceball
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      KDB to Mahrez or Son?

    10. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      People who sell kdb, do you have value tied in him ?

      1. Limbo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        This is the call. .3 drop (GW1 owner - selling value 9.7) vs. Mahrez who could easily get double digits against a team playing in Instanbul tonight...

        1. Limbo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          I'm leaning towards just riding it out.

          1. Ajax Hamsterdam
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            Same boat than you. But got a strong bench on my wc for these kind of injuries so keeping for now

            1. Limbo
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 13 days ago

              Still got my WC so I've been carting about some dead wood... Ceballos playing tonight might be the trigger for some moves.

    11. Is Riyad nerfed with Kevin turfed? - KDB ruled out of GW8
      tuvok
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Just a note on Mahrez, I went to the game on Tuesday and he was very limited. A world away from his MOTM Everton display & other previous ones. The difference? KDB's absence.

      KDB has been playing as the right-sided no. 8 this season, and when he plays with Mahrez on the wing next to him, they create space for each other brilliantly. When KDB finds space on the inside right, he can execute those unstoppable crosses, so defenders rush to stop them, leaving lots of space for Mahrez to get in behind. Alternatively, when Mahrez picks up the ball on the wing with defenders in front of him, he cuts back inside, opening up the kind of space for KDB to cross, as he did for the opening goal against Everton.

      Much has been made of them both individually this year, and I've seen a few people consider Mahrez a better option now that KDB might be out, but I think it's worth pointing out that KDB's absence may affect Mahrez badly, it certainly did against Dynamo.

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Thanks for post

      2. mookie
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Cheers

      3. Stormbringer22
          2 months, 13 days ago

          Nice one mate

        • Ason Willa
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          Very interesting. It's a shame we can't check it out in the members section

          1. avfc82
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            I had a look on an alternative site which includes Champions League data.

            He picked up an assist for Sterling's opener, 1 shot on target and 1 blocked, 4 key passes.

            1. Ason Willa
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 13 days ago

              So that supports the thesis then that KdB is a real enabler

            2. mikess
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 13 days ago

              Not disastrous figures

            3. tuvok
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 13 days ago

              To be fair, another reason he was stifled somewhat was Cancelo, who was surprisingly conservative. He played the safe pass every time, never looked to make overlapping runs (until the second half, when he had clearly been instructed to improve) so Mahrez a lot of the time, confronted with two players to beat, just had to turn back. No KDB to offer a threat on the inside, no overlapping run on the outside.

              The best thing I took from the game was Mendy’s threat, which was brilliant throughout. Particularly when Sterling came on, Mendy’s dangerous overlap gave sterling the license and space to drive inside and it really changed the game. If Mendy & sterling start together on Sunday I’ll feel v confident about returns for Raheem

              1. avfc82
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • Has Moderation Rights
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 13 days ago

                Good post, thanks.

                I noticed Cancelo was reserved when looking at the heat map, seemed to be playing more of a Walker role, which was surprising.

        • Jarvish Scott Talent
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          Upvote purely for the HT title 😀

        • Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          Love this sort of insight - ta very much

        • Geoff
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          What are you doing with KDB? Holding? Selling?

          1. Zladan
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            PP: 9.6
            SV: 9.8
            CV: 10

            I need 2 prices falls, which seems realistic. Not even bothered if I have to purchase for 9.9 because he is worth it.

            I will be selling. Already own Son and Mane so I will look to a City replacement.

            Mahrez has been amazing. Most likely who I recruit.

          2. Bird Raymond
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            Got him at 9.5. Cantwell will possibly come in for him, if not then it will be Diop. 2ft after international break then rather than wasting transfers doing the KDB hokey cokey.

          3. Sloopy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            Holding. Second player in my draft GW1, after Perez ;-).

            Jorginho comes in now. Decent enough.

          4. melvinmbabazi
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            Sellinh

        • FFPro
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          On the flip side Mahrez should have a share of set pieces, especially if Gundogan is rested.

      4. Soto Ayam
          2 months, 13 days ago

          Seems bonkers to sell him to me. He's not even confirmed out, and if it is, should be back after ib

          1. Flaming Flamingo
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            Definitely not advisable to sell him before the press conferences. Beyond that, it's kind of team dependent I think.

            1. Soto Ayam
                2 months, 13 days ago

                You're right, if you've got a strong enough bench then it's okay. If cantwell doesn't start, tomori should be enough cover I hope

            2. MTPockets
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 13 days ago

              People said that about Martial. Depends on your squad

              1. Soto Ayam
                  2 months, 13 days ago

                  Are people getting jittery because of Kevin's recent injury record?

                  1. MTPockets
                    • 10 Years
                    2 months, 13 days ago

                    Don't know but I'm jittery because don't don't fancy playing Ayew and Guendouzi for an indefinite period
                    (plan was to sell Salah)

                    1. Tamagotchi Massacre
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 13 days ago

                      Guenduzi looks unlucky to me to have not picked up a few more points then he has. Given his form, their incredible run of fixtures including 3/4 home games and the imminent return of bellerin, I would be quite happy seeing him very a run in my team at 4.6

                      1. Tamagotchi Massacre
                        • 5 Years
                        2 months, 13 days ago

                        *get a run

                      2. MTPockets
                        • 10 Years
                        2 months, 13 days ago

                        Yeah he looked great last game but still mostly a defensive mid who at best will get the odd assist
                        My fault though for snookering myself with Ayew @ 5.1m

                        1. Soto Ayam
                            2 months, 13 days ago

                            Yeah the ayew pick isn't great. If it plays against West ham he's a great chance of scoring. Fabianski's out and apparently his replacement is kak, and don't be fooled by our recent flurry of clean sheets. We'll still leak goals this year

                            1. MTPockets
                              • 10 Years
                              2 months, 13 days ago

                              3 blanks with 3 yellows and 3 points. His replacement is Benteke so likely to play. Agree GKs a concern but we'd still have to seriously regress though for an Ayew goal from what I've seen - more likely Zaha.

              2. bigbudgie
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 13 days ago

                Bottomed
                A) Maguire or Digne to
                B) Lundstrum or Tomori

                1. Hansel
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  2 months, 13 days ago

                  It's impossible to answer your question in that format.. Try

                  Out:
                  A) Mag
                  B) Digne

                  In:
                  1) Lund
                  2) Tomori

                  My answer is just do it in case you need cash, and if so A2

                  1. bigbudgie
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 13 days ago

                    so Maguire to Tomori 😉

              3. Dannywaz
                  2 months, 13 days ago

                  Holebaa

                  1. Flaming Flamingo
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 13 days ago

                    You alright there, buddy? 😛

                  2. Van La Parranormal
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 13 days ago

                    Joseeee

                • Rbyrne95
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 13 days ago

                  If KDB & Cantwell are both out, which option is better?
                  A) KDB > Mahrez
                  B) Cantwell > saka

                  Mahrez would free up more £ for maybe vardy soon. Could always -4 Aguero to take in Auba too but dont think thats worth a -4

                • PoolSince2015
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 13 days ago

                  Lundstram, Digne and Tomori.

                  Who ends up on my bench?

                  1. Stormbringer22
                      2 months, 13 days ago

                      Benching headache if I have ever seen one! If you have Digne, you may as well play him, so it is between Tomori and Lundy. Flip a coin?

                    • Jam0sh
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      2 months, 13 days ago

                      Probably Lundstram but coin toss

                  2. ViperStripes
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    2 months, 13 days ago

                    Cr@p, if KDB and Cantwell don't play, that leaves me 2 bench players to come on of:
                    Soyuncu vs Liverpool
                    Rico vs Arsenal

                    0.0m itb, don't want to shift KDB out just yet, so that leaves me with Cantwell to another 5.0m or less. Balls.

                    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 13 days ago

                      That 4.5 mid from arsenal could be an ideal replace

                      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
                        • 5 Years
                        2 months, 13 days ago

                        Saka

                        1. J ⚒ Gimme your Mané…
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 5 Years
                          2 months, 13 days ago

                          Reckon he’s nailed on for the Bournemouth game?

                          I’m eyeing the same move.

                          1. TopwithKlopp
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 1 Year
                            2 months, 13 days ago

                            I already did the move yesterday.. He looks very interesting.

                  3. Le Bluff
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    2 months, 13 days ago

                    The annoying thing about Cantwell's injury (if confirmed true) coinciding with KDB's injury is that, to replace Cantwell, you're effectively looking at a formation change to a 3-5-2.

                    i.e. Cantwell > Yarmolenko would give me a midfield of Salah / Sterling / KDB / Mount / Yarm.

                    Would then mean downgrading one of Barnes / Pukki / Abraham so fodder.

                    Praying that there's nothing in the Cantwell injury as he's the ideal KDB replacement this week.

                    1. Tamagotchi Massacre
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 13 days ago

                      What's wrong with a straight swap for Guenduzi. Beautiful bench fodder at 4.6 and will deserve starting if rotating with other fodder

                  4. Tshelby
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 13 days ago

                    Getting tired of the bad gameweeks. 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. Concrete
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 13 days ago

                      Nothing wrong, just unlucky

                      Barnes out to Wood or save and get Vardy after the break for Barnes

                    2. Jam0sh
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      2 months, 13 days ago

                      I'd probably save

                  5. Miguel Sanchez
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 13 days ago

                    Four years to the day when Aguero put 5 past Newcastle.

                    1. mookie
                      • 6 Years
                      2 months, 13 days ago

                      ... in 20 minutes.

                      1. Miguel Sanchez
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        2 months, 13 days ago

                        T'was insane. Was hungover that day and went for a nap. Came downstairs after to find my captain had scored me 50 points.

                    2. De Gea Van Dijk. 10
                      • 1 Year
                      2 months, 13 days ago

                      Seems like yesterday.

                    3. Hand of clod
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 13 days ago

                      What a day that was. Was driving when i turned the radio on and heard the score etc. It would be nice to have a few more epic FPL moments like that - they are few and far between!

                    4. wasp3000
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 13 days ago

                      That was incredible....i remember going into the Int break high as a kite but then he got injured along with (if i remember correctly) 8 other players flagged in my team and my season plummeted from then on lol

                  6. Ragnar Lothbrok
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 13 days ago

                    Lloris & Kane out to Pope & Auba on the below for a -4?

                    Lloris (Button)

                    TAA / Tomori / Ota / Lundstram

                    Sterling / Mane / Mount (Cantwell/Dendon)

                    Kane / Pukki / Tammy

                    TIA

                    1. Concrete
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 13 days ago

                      Decent considering Spurs mess

                  7. Tinmen
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 13 days ago

                    Folks, can have your help i. This one please? i think I’ll bench KDB
                    It would mean that I’ll have to start
                    Dendoncker, Rico or Greenwood.

                    Should I start 1 of them and save ft?
                    Or transfer Dend to Saka?

                    Heaton
                    Trent Digne Tomori Launstrum
                    Sterling KDB Mount Son
                    Aguero Pukki
                    Button Rico Dend Greenwood

                    1. GreennRed
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      2 months, 13 days ago

                      Save.

                  8. Lignja
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 13 days ago

                    Best way to get Vardy in this team next week?

                    Pope
                    Robertson, Otamendi, Lundstram
                    Salah, Sterling, Mount, Cantwell
                    Aguero, Abraham, Pukki

                    Button, Kelly, Dendoker, Aurie

                    Save this week than Pukki and Robertson to Vardy and Tomori or is there better way?
                    If Cantwell is injured and Saka rested today ill make that transver so Vardy will be for hit next week

                    1. GreennRed
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      2 months, 13 days ago

                      Selling Robertson is gonna weaken your defence. I don't think Vardy is worth that.

                      1. Lignja
                        • 2 Years
                        2 months, 13 days ago

                        I guess ill see how Pukki do first but i dont see other way tho get Vardy and i think he will score big in next few and dont see many cs for Robertson

                        1. GreennRed
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 8 Years
                          2 months, 13 days ago

                          Depends when Alisson returns on Pool's cleansheet improvement hopefully. I'm being hypocritical cos I sold Robertson for Lascelles a few weeks ago with a plan to gi go Dilva to Son, but that plan was scrapped.

                    2. Concrete
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 13 days ago

                      Interesting getting rid of Robertson. It could work with their defensive ‘frailties’ but I’m unsure when considering balance.

                      Might be worth a short term punt

                  9. TAT
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 13 days ago

                    Tempted to play the WC if KDB is out long-term. If only for a GW, then I'm toying with the idea of bringing in Saka (to play) for Dendoncker. Thoughts?

                    Heaton
                    Lundstram - TAA - Otamendi - Digne
                    Mount - De Bruyne - Salah - Sterling
                    Callum Wilson - Pukki
                    (Button - Greenwood - Rico - Dendoncker)

                    1. avfc82
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • Has Moderation Rights
                      • 10 Years
                      2 months, 13 days ago

                      The Saka move could be an issue post international break with Lacazette back, especially when you already own Greenwood, Rico and Dendoncker.

                      1. avfc82
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • Has Moderation Rights
                        • 10 Years
                        2 months, 13 days ago

                        Sorry, that wasn't clear, what I meant is your bench could be too thin in a couple of weeks.

                        Greenwood doesn't start, Saka probably won't too once Lacazette is back, and I'm not sure how nailed Rico is - seems to be okay for now, but you've gotta think Kelly will be given a start soon.

                        Have you considered selling De Bruyne?

                      2. TAT
                        • 1 Year
                        2 months, 13 days ago

                        Forgot to add that Saka will only be a short-term punt to have someone more attacking coming on to replace KDB if he's only out this GW. I'm likely to WC soon anyway (the sooner the better I think), and I can switch things around then.

                        1. avfc82
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • Has Moderation Rights
                          • 10 Years
                          2 months, 13 days ago

                          Could be a sound move then if its only short term, just wait to see tonight's lineup before making a move.

                          1. TAT
                            • 1 Year
                            2 months, 13 days ago

                            Indeed. If Saka plays a full 90 mins I'm likely to consider other options.

                    2. Link
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      2 months, 13 days ago

                      Donk out for Saka is what I'm considering too - fully in the knowledge it's a 1 week only thing, which is concerning considering Greenwood (Wickham in my case) is also another non-starter and Rico is far from nailed. Risky business having no bench

                      1. TAT
                        • 1 Year
                        2 months, 13 days ago

                        It is risky having a non-starter bench for sure (although Rico could be an option still, right?); for my own case it's just the way I started the season. When playing the WC, strengthening the bench will be key.

                        With Saka we will have to see who plays for Arsenal tonight. If Saka plays, that potentially makes him a risky option for the weekend.

                  10. Stormbringer22
                      2 months, 13 days ago

                      Folks that have KDB and are keeping him - do you intend to start him and leave it to the first sub to come in, or bench him altogether? Have Cantwell as first sub, just unsure if I should altogether start Cantwell instead (also yes, I am aware of the Twitter rumours that Cantwell may be injured)

                      1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
                        • 6 Years
                        2 months, 13 days ago

                        Depends if I'm in lazy mode or not. If yes, will let computer do the auto-sub thing

                      2. Limbo
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        2 months, 13 days ago

                        He won't play. No way Pep risks it. He's got Kun / Sterling / Silva / Mahrez as front 4 + Jesus / Bilva / Foden... I'd bet my hotel on it.





                        * I don't own a hotel

                      3. Karan14
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        2 months, 13 days ago

                        Depends what Pep says to be honestly. If he rules him out completely then it really doesn't matter if you start him or bench him.

                        Guess we'll have to wait for news on Cantwell too. If the rumours are true then him might not start as well.

                      4. DortmundisLove
                        • 4 Years
                        2 months, 13 days ago

                        I’m leaving him on the pitch. Even as a sub he’s still a shout to score more points than anybody I could start over him.

                      5. Ason Willa
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        2 months, 13 days ago

                        If he's injured he won't be subbed on for 1 point. No harm in starting him.

                    • Ask Yourself
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 13 days ago

                      All the sane bunch keeping KDB aswell? You guys have a lot of faith in authority, and dodgy Man City authority at that. Even in their words his recovery would be tracked by the medical team, not Pep. But it was pep suggesting he would be fine after IB, he has no idea neither do the medical team. Something fishy about it all I am selling and would advise you all to too

                      1. mookie
                        • 6 Years
                        2 months, 13 days ago

                        Before Pep's press conference?

                      2. TAT
                        • 1 Year
                        2 months, 13 days ago

                        For some of us there are other fires to put out too. KDB is just one of many things to sort out in my own team, and I can't afford taking hits to transfer him out. Next GW maybe (or when playing the WC).

                      3. Ason Willa
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        2 months, 13 days ago

                        I think if it looks like he's heading towards dropping from 9.9 I'll likely sell to preserve value. We'll know much more during the 2 week break. If you bought him close to his current price I can understand the decision to sell is more urgent.