Scout Notes

Aubameyang rested as Man United struggle for goals in Europe

Fantasy Premier League managers were handed some promising news by Thursday night’s Europa League action.

There were some key assets rested by their clubs, while a hard-fought win in Turkey for Wolves was probably less than ideal preparation for this weekend’s trip to Manchester City.

We’ve got all the latest talking points from Arsenal, Manchester United and Wolves’ matches in this Scout Notes article…

Arsenal 4-0 Standard Liège

Goals: Gabriel Martinelli x2 (£4.5m), Joe Willock (£5.0m), Dani Ceballos (£5.6m)

Assists: Kieran Tierney (£5.4m), Reiss Nelson (£5.3m), Martinelli

Owners of Arsenal forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£11.0m) were delighted to see him named on the substitute’s bench for the win over Standard Liège on Thursday night.

With an injury to Alexandre Lacazette (£9.3m) still ongoing, it had been thought that the former Borussia Dortmund man would have to start matches in all competitions, especially as he featured from the beginning in this season’s first Europa League encounter at Eintracht Frankfurt.

However, Unai Emery went with a youthful side to face Standard Liège, not using Aubameyang until the 79th minute and, it would seem he emerged from the game fresh and ready for heavy captaincy support against Bournemouth on Sunday.

Starting in his place was bright new prospect Gabriel Martinelli (£4.5m) whose performance was good news for Aubameyang while Lacazette is out.

Martinelli has impressed in his last two starts for Arsenal

The youngster scored twice, assisted another goal and arguably could have bagged himself a hat-trick with his persistent and relentless

This was Martinelli’s second start of the season, the first coming against Nottingham Forest in the EFL Cup and he now has four goals across those two matches.

Obviously, the quality of opponents he has scored against are not of the highest level but his form should still inspire plenty of trust from Emery to use him in matches outside the Premier League. That should also keep Aubameyang fresher for the top-flight encounters – excellent news for his Fantasy owners.

However, we should not get too excited about Martinelli emerging as a viable budget option just yet as he is yet to start a Premier League match and, with Emery favouring a lone striker, Aubameyang will likely block his route into the first team.

That said, Martinelli does possess the ability to play anywhere along the front-line, including wide areas so maybe his chance could eventually come that way.

“He played in the pre-season with us and every training he showed us he’s hungry to be with us and to have the opportunity to show his capacity. His patience is amazing. In pre-season he played in many positions, above all he prefers to play left-winger, he also played as a right-winger. I am using him as a striker because he played in that position in Brazil. [Centre-forward] is not the best position for him but the first thing in his mind is to help us and to achieve, with that opportunity, some minutes with us. Really, for example, I think his performance and aptitude were amazing tonight.” – Unai Emery

The return of Tierney and Bellerín from injury could have a big impact on Arsenal this season

Also of interest to Fantasy managers were encouraging developments in the Arsenal full-back areas. After recent injuries for both, Kieran Tierney (£5.4m) and Hector Bellerín (£5.4m) started on the left and right flanks of defence.

Their contribution to the win was positive, with Tierney’s delivery especially looking excellent. He provided the assist for Martinelli’s first goal and looks ready to do damage in FPL. The local press are already heaping praise on him and expecting him to make his first Premier League start soon.

“Kieran after his injury is coming back with a good attitude. He played 80 minutes last week against Nottingham Forest with a good performance, tonight also I think we are a better competitive team with him and Sead Kolasinac in that left-back [position]. Really we are happy with him.” – Unai Emery

The return of Bellerín is also of note but not necessarily for what he can offer himself. After nine months out with a serious injury, he was still a little rusty going forward but still had plenty of pace about himself to charge down Standard Liège’s attackers.

Maitland-Niles played in attacking midfield but did not offer much on Thursday night

Crucially, Bellerín starting at right-back meant that Ainsley Maitland-Niles (£5.1m) was deployed further forward on the right flank of attacking midfield.

That could be of interest if it were to happen on a regular basis in the Premier League as Maitland-Niles is classified as a defender this season.

However, he did not have the best of games against relatively poor opposition, although it has been a long time since he has played in an attacking role. Either way, we might get more of a look at him in this position if Bellerín is going to get more minutes again.

Another potential knock-on effect of the two full-backs returning could be an increase in clean sheet potential. Tierney and Bellerín each provided a steadying presence at the back against Standard Liège which could bode well going forward, although we have to remember the quality of opposition for this one.

Ceballos remains a player with uncertainty surrounding his role in the Arsenal setup

Given that a number of youngsters and players returning from injury were used in this match, owners of Dani Ceballos (£5.6m) may be further concerned about his role in the first team.

He has started just two of the last four Premier League matches and, even though he scored on Thursday night, it is hard to say he is guaranteed a place in the first team on Sunday afternoon.

It is possible that Mesut Özil (£7.3m) could play some part although he seems very out in the cold at Arsenal right now.

Emery said after the match that those who played against Standard Liège deserved it more than the German…

“I am thinking every time the best players for the match, the best players in the squad to play and help us. When I decided he isn’t in the squad it’s because I think other players deserve it more. What does he have to do (to start)? Continue working. Tomorrow we have training, we will train with the players who didn’t play tonight. Sunday we have another match. We are going to decide the same, the best first XI possible to achieve our targets to win on Sunday and adapting to that difficulty against Bournemouth and carry on with our way.” – Unai Emery

Arsenal XI (4-2-3-1): Martínez; Tierney, Holding, Mustafi, Bellerín; Ceballos, Torreira; Nelson (Aubameyang 79′), Willock (Guendouzi 74′), Maitland-Niles (Pépé 66′); Martinelli.

AZ Alkmaar 0-0 Manchester United

Goals: None

Assists: None

David de Gea (£5.6m) was the best player as Manchester United laboured to a point against AZ Alkmaar on Thursday night.

The Eredivisie outfit were arguably the better side, creating considerably more chances and, were it not for the efforts of their goalkeeper, the Red Devils may have left the Netherlands on the end of another humbling defeat.

They were forced to play on a plastic surface due to their hosts’ stadium currently suffering roofing problems.

Whether the type of pitch can be used as a legitimate excuse for a pretty abject performance is hard to assess given that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men are hardly on the best run of form right now.

United had very few clear cut chances against AZ Alkmaar

“It’s a lot easier for them because they’re used to playing on these types of pitches. I think we did OK today and we defended well and we kept the clean sheet and that’s important. We trained well yesterday on this pitch. Today we tried to do our best and we did a good job and we created chances as well.” – Diogo Dalot

This draw in the Netherlands means they have not won a match in 90 minutes since beating Astana 1-0 on September 19. Since then, Manchester United have lost 2-0 at West Ham, drawn with Rochdale, Arsenal and now Alkmaar.

Truthfully, the Red Devils never looked like scoring on Thursday night as they continue to be short of options going forward. In fact, they did not register a single shot on target all evening.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer began the night by deploying Daniel James (£6.2m) as a lone centre-forward, with Mason Greenwood (£4.4m) on the right and Marcus Rashford (£8.4m) on the bench.

James (right) was isolated as a lone centre-forward

However, the former Swansea City midfielder was isolated so the manager swapped him with Greenwood.

One of Manchester United’s best chances came from James’ run down the right, squaring it to Greenwood, whose effort was blocked.

However, James generally struggled on the right, proving that he is better deployed on the left, where Angel Gomes (£4.8m) spent the evening.

“(James) stretches them. We never got to grips with the astroturf until second-half. First-half, we took some time before we got control of the ball and the game. Dan can play down the middle, he has done before, that was a tactical tweak we tried. Of course, Mason’s more natural as a centre forward so we swapped them around.” – Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Rashford injected a bit of pace after he replaced James 63rd minute and probably should have been awarded a penalty after he was clearly fouled in the Alkmaar box.

Jesse Lingard (£6.4m) had Manchester United’s best chance after fellow substitute Scott McTominay (£5.0m) played him through.

However, the England international, omitted from Gareth Southgate’s latest selection, blasted his chance wide.

His week went from bad to worse as he was forced off with a hamstring problem after United had used all three substitutes.

“I think he felt his hamstring, I don’t think he’s too bad. Probably not Newcastle but ready for Liverpool.” – Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

By all accounts, Matic and Fred were poor for Manchester United

The players who came in for the most criticism were central midfielders Nemanja Matić (£4.8m) and Fred (£5.3m).

Neither one offered anything in terms of defensive protection or controlling possession, which should ensure another start for McTominay in Gsmeweek 8.

He looked a lot more lively than Matić and Fred after coming on and would have got an assist had Lingard not snatched at his chance.

Who Solskjaer will pair with the Scottish international in midfield remains to be seen though, given that Paul Pogba (£8.4m) remains a doubt for Gameweek 8.

“Probably not, there’s an international break as well, it might be time for us to give him 10 or 14 days extra to be ready for Liverpool.” – Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Brandon Williams made his full debut at left-back for Manchester United

There was a full debut for academy left-back Brandon Williams against Alkmaar, as Solskjaer continues to be short of options in defence.

Luke Shaw (£5.4m) remains a doubt while Ashley Young (£5.4m) and Axel Tuanzebe (£4.4m) deputising between them in recent matches.

That meant Williams was required to tide United over until their next Premier League match, with Aaron Wan-Bissaka (£5.5m) also absent on Thursday night.

By all accounts, the 19-year-old was solid enough. It was clear in the early stages that Alkmaar were targetting Williams’ flank but he stood up to the pressure fairly well.

In the end, the hosts opted to direct most of their attacking play on Diogo Dalot‘s (£4.9m) side of the pitch, who had a relatively poor game.

Manchester United XI (4-2-3-1): De Gea; Williams, Rojo, Lindelöf, Dalot; Matić, Fred; A Gomes, Mata (McTominay 83′), Greenwood (Lingard 77′); D James (Rashford 63′).

Besiktas 0-1 Wolves

Goals: Willy Bolly (£5.0m)

Assists: Rúben Neves (£5.5m)

Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo made just two changes to his side for Europa League action on Thursday, naming a strong line-up to face Besiktas.

Leander Dendoncker (£4.4m) and Adama Traoré (£5.0m) were the only players who started against Watford to get a rest from midweek action, although both featured in the second half.

That should encourage those who are doubling-up and/or captaining Manchester City players for Gameweek 8 as Wolves will have had less time to prepare for their upcoming encounter, and will have much less scope for rotation too.

“They are already recovering because Sunday we play. It was two minutes of celebration only. We are already preparing for the next one. We have a long season, Thursday, Sunday, it doesn’t stop. We travel back and the players that started the game won’t do anything on Friday, just active recovering with the coaches. Those that didn’t have minutes are going to train. Saturday we’ll try to prepare for the game on Sunday.” – Nuno Espirito Santo

Nuno named a strong side to face Besiktas on Thursday night

Wolves’ trip to Besiktas will have certainly been a draining one on them as they spent much of the game holding a rigid defensive shape. By all accounts, they did an excellent defensive job, Willy Boly (£5.0m) making a fine stop to deny Mehmet Umut Nayir at the end of the first half.

Wolves have now kept two clean sheets in a row, but it must be said that the level of opposition (Watford and Besiktas) has not been particularly high. Neither of those sides have even close to the attacking firepower that Manchester City possess and, as already mentioned, the exertion of Thursday night may take a toll on Wolves at the Etihad Stadium.

“It’s about the way we defend. We are more consistent, more organised, we defended better our points of pressure. It’s not about individuals, it’s about working as a line, reducing the space. The team defends as a unit, tries to attack as a unit, sometimes we don’t attack as a unit, but everything starts with the defensive organisation.” – Nuno Espirito Santo

In truth, it was a relatively uneventful game with both sides stifling the other in open play, most of the chances coming from set pieces.

Nuno lined his side up in a 3-4-3 formation with Pedro Neto (£5.0m) providing some width on the left and Morgan Gibbs-White (£4.8m) on the right.

Their first real chance did not come until the second half though when Raúl Jiménez (£7.2m) headed over a Joao Moutinho (£5.4m) free-kick.

Boly celebrates scoring Wolves’ winning goal in Turkey

Traoré came on at half time and added some pace while Patrick Cutrone (£5.7m) offered some speed when he came on in place of Jiménez. He had an excellent chance which he fired just wide of the post in the second half.

In the end, set pieces proved to be the winner as Wolves technically scored from two of them late on.

Firstly, Romain Saïss (£4.4m) bundled home after Dendoncker’s initial shot was saved by Loris Karius – but it was ruled out for offside.

In stoppage time, Rúben Neves‘ (£5.5m) back into the box in the second phase of a corner fell to an unmarked Boly, who had time to set himself and slot past the goalkeeper.

Wolverhampton Wanderers XI (3-4-3): Patrício; Saïss, Coady, Boly; Jonny, Moutinho, Neves, Doherty; Neto (Traoré 46′), Jiménez (Cutrone 79′), Gibbs-White (Dendoncker 62′).

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Lessons Learned from Gameweek 7

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  1. LM00091
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    4 months, 22 days ago

    Current team
    (3-4-3)
    Ryan / Button
    TAA, Ota, VVD (Lund, Kelly)
    KDB, Salah(c), Cantwell, Mount (McGinn)
    Aguero, Abraham, Pukki

    or play free hit...

    (3-4-3)
    Pope / Button
    TAA, Cresswell, Ota, (Tomori, Kelly)
    McGinn, Salah, Yarmolenko, Sterling (McTominay)
    Aubameyang(c), Pukki, Abraham

    1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 22 days ago

      Don't play free hit until either a BGW or a DGW.

    2. Jones Town
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 22 days ago

      Nah save free hit for a double or gameweek with only a few games! Team doesnt look taht bad for this week?!

  2. tissae
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 22 days ago

    Who would you start this GW?

    A. Lundstramm (wat)
    B. Soyuncu (liv)
    C. Nakamba (nor)

    1. thepuntmaster
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 22 days ago

      a

    2. Jones Town
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 22 days ago

      A

    3. YEAH PITCH!
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 22 days ago

      Lund

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

      A easy

    5. Johnny 8
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 22 days ago

      A

  3. thepuntmaster
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 22 days ago

    Was planning on holding my FT to have 2 going into the international break, but KDB out and Cantwell flagged has me worried.

    Pope (EVE)

    Digne (bur) - Lundy (wat) - Zinch (WOL)

    Mané (LEI) - Richarlison (bur) - Maddison (liv) - Cantwell (AVL) (flagged)

    Auba C (BOU) - Tammy (sou) - Pukki VC (AVL)

    Bench: Button, Rico, Soyunucu, KDB

    Have 0.7 itb and 1FT.

    1) Keep the FT
    2) KDB > Son (then get back after break for Son or Mané)
    3) Soyunucu > Sokratis
    4) Something else

    Thanks!

    1. Stormbringer22
        4 months, 22 days ago

        I am in the same situation as you. I am more tempted to still keep the FT and head into the IB with 2FTs. Alternatively, I am considering KDB to Dilva

        1. thepuntmaster
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 22 days ago

          Keeping seems to be the obvious thing but I'm worried about Mané underperforming again, there's nothing to say Richarlison will buck up his ideas either... Kind of tempted to get Son as I trust he will bring some returns.. .

      • Jones Town
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 22 days ago

        Midfield does look a bit weak without KDB playing... I'd be tempted by 2

    2. Jones Town
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 22 days ago

      Got 2FTs and been mulling all week over dropping 1 of Sterling/Salah to get Aguero/Auba. With KDB out and maybe Cantwell, think I'll go ahead with the move by dropping KDB. So couple of questions for you guys!

      Which striker to get rid of:
      A) Abraham
      B) Wilson
      C) Pukki

      Which big hitter to get:
      1) Aguero
      2) Auba

      Thanks 🙂

      1. thepuntmaster
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 22 days ago

        B or C

        and

        2

      2. LM00091
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        4 months, 22 days ago

        B

    3. Pep Roulette
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 22 days ago

      Is Guendouzi as 1st sub good enough in case Cantwell doesn't play?

      1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 22 days ago

        Depends on who else you have on your bench but I wouldn't be going out of my way to replace Cantwell.

        1. Pep Roulette
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 22 days ago

          Rico & Guendouzi

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

      Need advice from the fantasy football gods.

      I've already used my FT this week to get rid of aurier for otamendi.

      Team right now is
      Pope Trash 4.0
      Taa Otamendi Kelly Soy Lund
      Mane Sterling KDB Son Cantwell
      Tammy Pukki Greenwood

      0.7 ITB, do i swap out
      a) KDB for Mahrez / or
      b) take a crazy -8 punt? Or
      c) just Leave

    5. Zladan
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 22 days ago

      Pick one for this week only:
      Mahrez
      Bilva
      Dilva

      1. Ask Yourself
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 22 days ago

        Dilva is the one I personally would be most comfortable with but that means very little to pep

      2. Arteta
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 22 days ago

        Mahrez. Go big or go home!

    6. Winter_is_coming
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 22 days ago

      Crazy to do (-8) for next moves? Wickham, KDB and AWB to Auba, McGinn and Tomori.

      1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 22 days ago

        Can actually work

    7. Gunner Boy
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 22 days ago

      Which is better?

      A- Cantwell > Saka
      B- KDB > Pepe

      1. Pep Roulette
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 22 days ago

        Pepe plays cricket

        1. Gunner Boy
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 22 days ago

          Its a punt

      2. Minion
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 22 days ago

        Cantwell trained today.

        1. Maddamotha
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 22 days ago

          Before or aftet the presser?

    8. Jullepuu
        4 months, 22 days ago

        What would you do in my situation? I have 1 free transfer and 2.5 in the bank.

        Pope - Button

        TAA - Otamendi - Lundstram - Soyuncu - Boly

        Sterling - Mount - Mane - McGinn - Cantwell

        Aguero - Pukki - Wickham

        Afrer the news on Cantwell and because my bench is weak this gameweek I'm leaning towards transfering out Aguero and Wickham for Aubameyang and Abraham for a -4 hit.

      • BIG TONES
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 22 days ago

        RMT? Probably stronger looking teams about, but would love some feedback!

        Pope
        TAA - VVD - Lundstram - Pieters
        Son - Sterling - Jorginho - Nelson
        Auba - Aguero

        Subs: Button - Greenwood - Guilbert - Dendoncker

        1. The_Fish
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 22 days ago

          Jorg and Nelson...

          1. BIG TONES
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 22 days ago

            Jorg on pens for Chelsea at 5.0 and also has assists. Nelson on the other hand was a failed WC punt. Maybe I'll start Greenwood over him...

      • GARY AND JAMIE
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 22 days ago

        So is Greenwood finally going to get a start? Maybe Rashford wide?

        1. Ask Yourself
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 22 days ago

          Not a chance even if he was the only attacking player on earth, Maguire would be ahead in the pecking order

        2. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          4 months, 22 days ago

          He doesn't even get starts when there are no other fit forwards.

          1. GARY AND JAMIE
            • 6 Years
            4 months, 22 days ago

            Damn when is my big 4.5 investment going to pay off? Lol...

      • Burger
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 22 days ago

        Considering Poch's comments, do we think Son gets rested this weekend?

        1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 22 days ago

          Cant really do anything about him, unless you want to get rid, have to take whatever he returns.

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

            Was going to bring in this week, looks to be a hold and wait situation this weekend.

        2. Ógie
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 22 days ago

          Maybe Son's minutes will be managed but i don't think Spurs can afford to go without him if he is anyway fit to play.

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

          What did he say?

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

            "Some players that play two games, was a tough game playing one hour with ten men [v Southampton], maybe some players are going to rest for tomorrow."

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

              Would be brave of them to rest Son I think, given how much they need a response but who knows.

        4. YEAH PITCH!
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 22 days ago

          What did Poch say?

          1. YEAH PITCH!
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 22 days ago

            Spurs need goals. Can't see Son being rested.

      • onceuponatyne
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 22 days ago

        What's been the general KDB reaction guys? I was thinking of just holding if he's back after the IB.

        1. The_Fish
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 22 days ago

          Depends if you think he'll be back next week and what you bought him for.

          I sold him last night for Mahrez.

          1. onceuponatyne
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 22 days ago

            I never get the TV thing right... bought at 9.8, currently on 10 with a selling price of 9.9 to me...

          2. FISSH
            • 7 Years
            4 months, 22 days ago

            Are you confident Mahrez will start? He got 90 mins mid week

            1. The_Fish
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              4 months, 22 days ago

              Hard to tell with Pep, but I'm happy to risk it.

      • OptimusBlack
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 22 days ago

        Best Combo for next few GWS ??
        A- Mharez+ Yarmolenko
        B- D.Silva + Mount
        C- Yaramolenko + Mount
        D- D.Silva + Yaramolenko

      • Steve McCroskey
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 22 days ago

        Repost as no replies : (

        Thoughts on this WC team? Will probably switch back to KDB after international break.

        Pope / Button /

        TAA / Ota / Soyuncu / Lundstram / Rico

        Sterling / Mane / Mount / McGinn / Guendouzi

        Auba / Abraham / Pukki

        1. The_Fish
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 22 days ago

          Pretty template so decent.

        2. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 22 days ago

          With this as a wildcard team, I'm willing to bet your original team was good... If not better

          But yeah, it's a good wildcard team. Button to McGovern is a must, though

      • Nigel Knows
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 22 days ago

        G2G?
        And bench order correct?

        Fabianski
        Aurier* Matip AWB
        KDB Pogba Martial Milivojevic*
        Lacazette Jota Deeney

        Subs: Krul, Cantwell, Mepham, Sakho

        Mili & Aurier (suspended) so move for Shaqiri & Stones?

      • PMz
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 22 days ago

        Best replacement for AWB this week? 6.9 budget. I’m wildcarding after the international break.

        1. Pukki Party
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 22 days ago

          Take a punt on Alonso

        2. PMz
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 22 days ago

          Team:

          Pope

          AWB Digne VVD

          Sterling Salah Mount James

          Pauli Haller Abraham

          Subs: Dendoncker, Lundstram, Montoya

          1. PMz
            • 7 Years
            4 months, 22 days ago

            *Pukki

            1. Nigel Knows
              • 1 Year
              4 months, 22 days ago

              Pauli hat trick 🙂

        3. Nigel Knows
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 22 days ago

          Otamendi

      • Minion
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 22 days ago

        Cantwell trained today - Norwich journo for The Athletic.

        1. AzzaroMax99
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 22 days ago

          Link?

            1. AzzaroMax99
              • 3 Years
              4 months, 22 days ago

              Thx!

        2. Nigel Knows
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 22 days ago

          Josh Cantwell trained today, but did his twin Todd?

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

          I've never seen so many worries about a 4.5m player. Our teams are all pretty unbalanced guys...

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

            Think it's more a 10m player causing the problem

          2. AzzaroMax99
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 22 days ago

            My worries are KDB, Cantwell, Hayden & Hanley. All them out, means only 10 men playing. So it's not just "about a 4.5 player".

            1. tafrère
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              4 months, 22 days ago

              It's about a 4.5 player in an unbalanced team lmao.

      • Pukki Party
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 22 days ago

        Is Otamendi still a good option to get in? Stones back after IB.

        1. tafrère
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 22 days ago

          I guess Fernandinho should go to the bench?

        2. The_Fish
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 22 days ago

          Yes

        3. Pukki Party
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 22 days ago

          Cheers

        4. Dr. Agabuse
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 22 days ago

          yes

      • Dr. Agabuse
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 22 days ago

        Is Son going on IB?
        Hes gonna play, I assume. The game was on Tuesday. Thats 4days break instead of 3.

      • tafrère
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 22 days ago

        Cantwell yellow flagged, is it just because of this random tweet or Farke made any comments about him?

        1. Nigel Knows
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 22 days ago

          Farke

        2. Holmes (specialist in failu…
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 22 days ago

          Farke

        3. Pukki Party
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 22 days ago

          Read the latest Hot topic

        4. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          4 months, 22 days ago

          FPL flagging players based on random nobodies? 😀

          https://twitter.com/NorwichCityFC/status/1180095931561197568

          1. tafrère
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 22 days ago

            Fpl does surprise me sometimes.

        5. ryacoo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 22 days ago

          Farke confirmed he's a doubt with a hamstring issue, but did train today.

        6. Nigel Knows
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 22 days ago

          Daniel Farke says that there is a "question mark" on Todd Cantwell's hamstring but hopes to have him available for tomorrow.

          #FFScout #FPL #GW8 #NCFC #FantasyPL

          Your welcome lazy bones 🙂

          1. tafrère
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 22 days ago

            Great news!

      • How I met your Mata
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 22 days ago

        KDB best replacement?

        1. Nigel Knows
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 22 days ago

          Your 1sub

          1. How I met your Mata
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 22 days ago

            Would only loose 0.1 on him and first sub is mings away to Norwich so makes sense to get him out

        2. Giorgi89
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 22 days ago

          Went Mahrez and hopes he starts!

        3. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          4 months, 22 days ago

          Son

        4. AzzaroMax99
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 22 days ago

          Yarmolenko 😀

      • Giorgi89
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 22 days ago

        Play 2 please 🙂
        - Digne (H, BUR)
        - Tomori (A, SOU)
        - McGin (A, NOR)
        - Greenwood (A, NEW)

        Cheers

        1. Pukki Party
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 22 days ago

          Digne plays away, i'd go Digne McGinn

        2. mookie
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 22 days ago

          Digne and McGinn

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

          Burnley are at Home, not Everton. I would play Tomori and McGin. I know people will say if you own Digne then you have to play him but you don't have to own Digne!

      • Sea the Frankel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 22 days ago

        1 of the 3 please.

        A) Digne -> Alonso
        B) VVD -> Alonso
        C) David Silva -> Willian

        1. mookie
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 22 days ago

          Neither. B if you must.

      • Dacra
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 22 days ago

        Shoud I do Matip, KdB, Greenwood to Rico, Yarmolenklo, Auba for -8?

        Have Kdb, Matip certianly not playing, Cantwell doubts, Greenwood unlikely...

        1. tafrère
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 22 days ago

          What it Matip and KDB both back after the ib?

          Cantwell trained today.

          Not worth a -8 imo.

      • 03farmboy
          4 months, 22 days ago

          Which players is best to replace De Bruyne for a -4 hit

          Son
          Another Man City midfielder can’t afford sterling
          Yarmolenko

        • Jellyfish
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 22 days ago

          What to do with Josh King?

          Tempted to keep myself as his return has been good in recent GW's and represents decent value in the sub 6.5 price band

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

            Defo keep. Has been great last three gw on left wing. Plus on pens.

        • mourinhoutd
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 22 days ago

          ceballos replacement? 5.7 budget

        • bitm2007
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 22 days ago

          Pope
          TAA, Otamendi, Digne, Lundstram
          Salah, Sterling (c), James, **Cantwell**
          Abraham, Pukki

          Button, Soyuncu, KDB, Greenwood

          0.8m ITB, 1 FT

          Is KDB and Abraham to Mount and Auba worth a hit ?