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Scout Notes

Burnley defensive assets on the rise as home form impresses Fantasy bosses

Burnley 1 Everton 0

Goals: Jeff Hendrick (£5.4m)

Assists: Ashley Westwood (£5.4m)

Bonus Points: James Tarkowski x3 (£5.0m), Hendrick x3, Nick Pope (£4.6m) x1

A Jeff Hendrick (£5.4m) goal earned Burnley a hard-fought three points as Everton slumped to a fourth straight Premier League defeat.

The Republic of Ireland international volleyed home an Ashley Westwood (£5.4m) corner to underline the Toffees’ inability to defend set-pieces.

That was the sixth time Everton have conceded from set-plays this season, a league-high figure, and once again highlighted manager Marco Silva’s Achilles heel – his time in England has now involved 45 goals allowed from dead-ball situations.

Hendrick scored for Burnley as Barnes (left) blanked once again

The beleaguered boss was not helped by the dismissal of Seamus Coleman (£5.4m) for two yellow cards; one either side of the break. The right-back will now miss the Gameweek 9 visit of West Ham to Goodison Park.

The first came for a late challenge on Erik Pieters (£4.8m) which left the Clarets defender in need of treatment on his ankle. He never truly recovered and was taken off after 54 minutes, thus denying his 12.8% ownership any vital clean sheet points.

Only goalkeeper Nick Pope (£4.6m and 14.9%) is owned by more Fantasy Premier League (FPL) managers among Burnley’s players, but the combination of this week’s international break and boss Sean Dyche’s post-match assessment suggests Pieters should be okay for Gameweek 9 in a fortnight’s time.

“I am waiting to find out the exact details, but it is a sore one that is for sure. He has tried to carry on but couldn’t quite finish the game, but hopefully it is not too serious. I will find out more in the next 24 hours.” Sean Dyche

Erik Pieters had to be withdrawn at Turf Moor on Saturday afternoon

Coleman (2.5%) will definitely miss the next fixture through suspension, although it is his fellow full-back Lucas Digne (£6.0m) who remains the bigger concern.

His 22.7% ownership have now endured four straight blanks, having banked consecutive clean sheets at the start of the season and two assists by Gameweek 4.

Digne’s attacking threat has stayed consistent throughout, but the team as a whole have lost their way as an offensive and defensive force, with only two goals scored in their current winless run – and a minimum of two conceded in all but one of their last six matches.

Digne owners have had a frustrating time with the Frenchman this season

Not that either side were exactly bristling with danger at Turf Moor.

They managed only 20 attempts between them – one fewer than Norwich City had on their way to a 5-1 beating by Aston Villa.

Hendrick’s goal was one of only five shots on target in the whole match, with Gylfi Sigurdsson (£7.6m) and Richarlison (£7.9m) both forcing saves from Pope, while Alex Iwobi (£5.9m) should have done better from close range, only for his tame attempt to be blocked by Matthew Lowton (£4.5m).

Sigurdsson was substituted in the 59th minute as a result of Coleman’s red card

It was no surprise, then, that members of Burnley’s backline brought in most of the bonus points, with Pope earning one and James Tarkowski (£5.0m) sharing the maximum award with match-winner Hendrick.

The centre-half topped the clearances, blocks and interceptions chart (CBI) with 11 and won six of eight aerial duels.

That helped the Clarets to a second clean sheet in three outings, and three out of four home matches, ahead of a schedule that suggests more of the same in the medium term.

Nick Pope and his Burnley colleagues are providing regular defensive returns in home matches this season

Burnley might be hard pushed to keep out both Leicester City and Chelsea after the international break, but the four games that follow – away at Sheffield United and Watford and home to West Ham and Crystal Palace – look much more promising.

And if Pieters’ injury proves to be something more serious, his replacement against Everton, Charlie Taylor (£4.2m), offers a low-cost way into an efficient defensive unit.

Such efficiency is less pronounced up front, however,

Midfielder Johann Berg Gudmundsson (£5.9m) led the team with three attempts on Saturday – a total that strike partners Ashley Barnes (£6.5m) and Chris Wood (£6.2m) could only muster between them.

Barnes is now without a goal in

Barnes, in particular, has gone completely off the boil since scoring four times in the first three matches of the season.

His ownership peaked at 760,000+ managers in Gameweek 5 as a result, but that’s now down to less than half a million, or 6.9%, and it’s easy to see why when you take a look at his output during his five-match drought.

He has led the way for attempts, with ten, over that period, but only one of those was on target. During the same spell, Wood (1.3%) has managed three goals from nine shots, five of which were on target.

We recently did some research into Burnley’s two main strikers to see which had the better Fantasy potential, CLICK HERE for the results.

Barnes and Pieters now find themselves in the top 30 for sales ahead of Gameweek 9, with Digne in the top ten.

Fantasy managers may still have a hard time giving their Everton assets the red card in the coming weeks

The temptation to hold on to Everton assets is still just about there, however.

The Toffees have a solid run of fixtures over the next six Gameweeks, with their trickiest task probably a visit from Spurs – a club as deep in the mire as they are at the moment.

Perhaps the key factor in deciding whether to retain Everton players will be the future of their manager.

The international break could be the ideal time for Silva to reset and redirect his players. It could also be a nice long stretch for the board to fire him and find a replacement.

Silva himself was in no doubt as to the importance of Gameweek 9’s visit from West Ham.

“The players know what we are doing but we need results. At this club, we had worse moments than this and we reacted well. We had a fantastic period and showed what we can do. I don’t have doubts about doing that again. We have to stick together to change things and the next one is a must-win game.” – Marco Silva

Unfortunately for him, the Hammers are proving no pushovers on the road this season – they’re unbeaten across their four away days to date.

Burnley XI (4-4-2): Pope; Pieters (C Taylor 55′), Mee, Tarkowski, Lowton; McNeil, Westwood, Hendrick, Gudmundsson (Lennon 84′); A Barnes (Rodriguez 73′), Wood.

Everton XI (4-2-3-1): Pickford; Digne, Mina, Keane, Coleman; Delph, Schneiderlin (A Gomes 84′); Iwobi, Sigurdsson (Sidibé 59′), Richarlison; Calvert-Lewin (Kean 74′).

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948 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Double Treble
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    12 days, 5 hours ago

    First. Top of the world!!

  2. Ginkapo FPL
    • 8 Years
    12 days, 5 hours ago

    I played Hendo over Pope. Amateur hour

    1. GE
      • 3 Years
      12 days, 5 hours ago

      That’s why you have one 4.5 keeper and one 4.0 keeper

      1. Karhumies
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        12 days, 5 hours ago

        Kudos to anyone who played McGovern, BTW.

        1. Ginkapo FPL
          • 8 Years
          12 days, 5 hours ago

          Thats why you have a 6.0 and a 4.0

        2. Devo-McDuff
          • 1 Year
          12 days, 4 hours ago

          I nearly brought him in as had 2 FT and just burned one in the end, I'd have benched him anyway mind haha. Happy with my 7 points from Pope.

  3. GE
    • 3 Years
    12 days, 5 hours ago

    What would you change on Wildcard here? 🙂
    Downgrade Maddison to afford Wilson -> Vardy maybe?

    (0.3 itb)

    Pope
    TAA/Ota/Soy
    Mane/KDB/Maddison/Mount
    Auba/Wilson/Tammy

    Bench: Button, Lundstram, Kelly, Dendoncker

    1. Maddamotha
      • 2 Years
      12 days, 5 hours ago

      Nah, looks very good

    2. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      12 days, 5 hours ago

      Kelly might as well go - fixtures are dire and then reinforcements will return

      Try n squeeze vardy in

    3. Karhumies
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      12 days, 5 hours ago

      I am planning to have pretty much the exact same team by GW10 via regular transfers. So I am advocating Maddison + Wilson since I am aiming for the same myself (Saka/Cantwell to Maddison GW10).

      Button to McGovern?

      Dendoncker to Saka or Guendouzi?

      I am not sure about Otamendi being as nailed as everyone thinks after Stones gets back, but then again, he's as nailed as any MCity defender can be, and I have no idea who you should go for if you were to drop MCity def altogether. Burnley/Leicester/Sheffield double up? Chelsea, Villa or West Ham def? Ota seems like the safe & boring "template" choice...yet the 4.X defenders seem more reliable? Laporte injury really threw a wrench in their defense I guess.

      1. GE
        • 3 Years
        11 days, 18 hours ago

        Thanks a lot mate 🙂
        Maybe Ota -> Tomori?

    4. FPL_DON
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      12 days, 4 hours ago

      Like it apart from Ota

    5. Devo-McDuff
      • 1 Year
      12 days, 4 hours ago

      Not sure I'd do Ota on a WC. He is playing unbelieving badly but keeping his place by default at the moment. Stones may be back after the IB and it wouldn't even shock me if Garcia came in instead, he really has been that bad. Made at least one howler (though not necessarily punished) in every game he has played since Laporte out, including Watford. If only the man could stay on his feet.

      Maybe Ota to Tomori and upgrade Dendo.

      Nice team though!

      1. GE
        • 3 Years
        11 days, 18 hours ago

        Thanks mate 🙂 Great insights

  4. Pep Roulette
    • 2 Years
    12 days, 5 hours ago

    Thoughts an Gazzaniga as an option?

    1. Pep Roulette
      • 2 Years
      12 days, 5 hours ago

      Thoughts on*

    2. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      12 days, 5 hours ago

      Plays for Spurs doesn't he?

    3. jomikijiq
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      12 days, 5 hours ago

      maybe on WC, but still would probably take Pope/Ryan ahead of him

    4. Openboxman
      12 days, 5 hours ago

      Lloris wasnt even an option atm

      1. Ginkapo FPL
        • 8 Years
        12 days, 4 hours ago

        Plays for Spurs dont he?

    5. Whats the Huth
      • 4 Years
      12 days, 4 hours ago

      Meh

    6. KGFC
      • 3 Years
      12 days, 4 hours ago

      Rather spend 0.2 more and get Pope as a set and forget option

  5. Pep Roulette
    • 2 Years
    12 days, 5 hours ago

    Is it okay to stick with Aurier because of his upcoming fixtures?

    1. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      12 days, 5 hours ago

      Plays for Spurs doesn't he?

      1. Pep Roulette
        • 2 Years
        12 days, 5 hours ago

        Hahahaha

        1. Eat my goal!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          12 days, 5 hours ago

          Depends how they respond after the intl break - could be good for them but with Lloris out I'd be looking to ship

          1. Pep Roulette
            • 2 Years
            12 days, 4 hours ago

            Surely keep for Watford right?

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

              Yeah but defo plan to move on then

              1. Pep Roulette
                • 2 Years
                12 days, 4 hours ago

                Okay mate! Thanks!

  6. fc_skrald
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    12 days, 4 hours ago

    Bench one of them:

    a. Tomori, home against NEW
    b. Rico, home against NOR
    c. Lundstram, home against ARS

    1. Openboxman
      12 days, 4 hours ago

      Lund

    2. SafetyDance
      • 2 Years
      12 days, 4 hours ago

      In the order posted

      1. SafetyDance
        • 2 Years
        12 days, 4 hours ago

        I mean play in that order lol ... bench Lund

    3. Follyfarmer
      • 1 Year
      12 days, 4 hours ago

      Lund, least likely to CS

  7. Whats the Huth
    • 4 Years
    12 days, 4 hours ago

    Button. Pope.
    Rico. Söyüncü. Lundstram. TAA. *****
    Mane. Sterling. KDB. Maddison. Mount.
    Connolly. Abraham. *****

    A) Tomori and Vardy
    B) Otamendi and Wilson

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

      A but with Dunk

    2. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • 3 Years
      12 days, 4 hours ago

      A

  8. rozzo
    • 6 Years
    12 days, 4 hours ago

    Anybody else honestly think Man Utd will get relegated?

    The odds were 250/1 before the weekend. Not a better at all but tempted to put a load on, this could be another Leicester situation.

    1. Ginkapo FPL
      • 8 Years
      12 days, 4 hours ago

      They wont get relegated. They wont do nothing in january and the team aint that bad anyway

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

      Ridiculous

    3. HollywoodXI
      • 5 Years
      12 days, 4 hours ago

      No

    4. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      12 days, 4 hours ago

      Are here 3 worse teams than them at the minute? I’m not sure there are

      Morale is plummeting with each & every game too

      A smashing at home to Liverpool & all bets are off

      1. Business Cat
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        12 days, 4 hours ago

        Watford.

        I still think Norwich are doomed.

        Newcastle, Villa, Sheffield, Southampton are the next tier...you'd possibly put United in with these

        1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          12 days, 4 hours ago

          I think possibly Watford & particularly Norwich would give Utd a good seeing to on their day

          Newcastle have already beat them... Southampton drew with them...

          They should never even be in the same sentence as relegation, but they honestly are going to struggle against every team they play

          I actually think they’d struggle in the championship at the minute

    5. KGFC
      • 3 Years
      12 days, 4 hours ago

      They are bad but not relegation worthy!

    6. Pep Roulette
      • 2 Years
      12 days, 4 hours ago

      Won't get relegated but very high chances of finishing in the second half of the table!

    7. Business Cat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      12 days, 4 hours ago

      Nah, there's at least 3 worse teams.

      Bottom half finish a strong possibility though

    8. DA Minnion
      • 7 Years
      12 days, 4 hours ago

      Don't be silly.

    9. rozzo
      • 6 Years
      12 days, 4 hours ago

      Its all opinion but people honestly see young, lindelof, mctominay, lingard, james, fred, rashford and all the youngsters as good players.

      I see them as borderline premier league standard.

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

        Ole will go, the club will spend

        1. Houldsworth Hatter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          12 days, 4 hours ago

          Almost 1bn spent to get to this team since Fergie left. They've never stopped spending but constantly sacked managers and appointed badly. It's a great watch though!

      2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        12 days, 4 hours ago

        This is a huge part of the problem

        Those players are by & larg very sub standard

        I would throw Maguire into the “average” bucket as well, maybe slightly above average

    10. Warby84
      • 4 Years
      12 days, 4 hours ago

      Now 80/1

    11. SafetyDance
      • 2 Years
      12 days, 4 hours ago

      ManU, Spurs and Everton all eliminated ...

      1. baps sniffer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        12 days, 4 hours ago

        Newcastle and Norwich are safe 😉

  9. Hktrader88
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    12 days, 4 hours ago

    WC in play
    Pope
    Otamendi Matip Soy Lund Rico
    Mane KDB Sterling Mount Kante
    Abraham Wilson Jimenez

    I have 0.5ITB to do Sterling to Salah after next 3 games.
    Wanted TAA but can't find the funds
    0.1 short on penalty taking Jorginho so went for Kante

    1. Wilson + Jimenez or Auba + Connolly
    2. Any other ideas?

  10. beetlejuice
    • 2 Years
    12 days, 4 hours ago

    I can squeeze Mane, KDB, Sterling, Mount, Vardy, Wilson, Tammy but then I have to go very light in defense;

    TAA,Lund,Rico,Kelly,4.5
    and dendo as 5th mid

    would you do it?

    Thanks!

    1. Openboxman
      12 days, 4 hours ago

      Yes, you can always downgrade TAA

    2. DontPiqueTooSoon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      12 days, 4 hours ago

      No. The defence is too dodgy IMO. Rico and Kelly are both not nailed and once players back from injury will be benched. Then you are relying on Lund and 4.5m defender every week. Downgrade Vardy or Wilson to improve your defence. Could for Jimenez as a 3rd strike option and use the 0.9 or 1. something to improve defence.

    3. Hawk Eye
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      12 days, 4 hours ago

      +1

    4. FPL_DON
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      12 days, 4 hours ago

      Like it,

  11. Pep Roulette
    • 2 Years
    12 days, 4 hours ago

    Adrian to Pope for free? Yay or Nay?

    1. Nuno
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      12 days, 4 hours ago

      Pope is probably the best value
      Gazzaniga if you're feeling ballsy
      Schmeichel/Patricio if you've got the extra money because they have a nice set of fixtures

      1. DontPiqueTooSoon
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        12 days, 4 hours ago

        As above.

    2. FPL_DON
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      12 days, 3 hours ago

      YES

  12. Maddamotha
    • 2 Years
    12 days, 4 hours ago

    Any suggestions here? Thinking at least Pukki > Wilson.

    2FTs 1.3 ITB

    Pope
    TAA/Ota/Soy/Tomori
    Salah/Sterling/KDB/Mount
    Pukki/Tammy

    Bench: Button, Lundstram,Cantwell, Greenwood

    1. Nuno
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      12 days, 4 hours ago

      Very similar team to me and that's the move I've made, can't figure out whether to use or save the second transfer

      1. Maddamotha
        • 2 Years
        12 days, 4 hours ago

        Yeah was considering Salah out and spread the cash, but no so sure. Salah > Mane seems too sideways and next match it might be Salah’s turn.

        1. Nuno
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          12 days, 4 hours ago

          Stick with the one you have unless you need the cash

          1. Maddamotha
            • 2 Years
            12 days, 4 hours ago

            Think I will. Unless Salah is injured.

    2. DontPiqueTooSoon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      12 days, 4 hours ago

      I would try to get a Leicester forward. I have moved Salah to Mane and used the funds to get Vardy/Wilson/Tammy as front 3

      1. Maddamotha
        • 2 Years
        12 days, 4 hours ago

        Id like Vardy but I dont feel he’s a must. No sure on Salah > Mane tbh. Could backfire easily.

        1. DontPiqueTooSoon
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          12 days, 4 hours ago

          It's the FF risks we take. I am hoping for a Vardy/Wilson/Tammy run of goals looking at their fixtures but I am well aware Salah could punish me for bringing in Mane.

  13. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • 3 Years
    12 days, 4 hours ago

    Why all the Wilson love??

    1. Nuno
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      12 days, 4 hours ago

      Fixtures and consistent returns

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

      8th highest scoring player in the game - mid priced

      reasonable fixtures

      off the back of a great year

      what's not to like

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • 3 Years
        12 days, 4 hours ago

        The eye test. From the few games I have seen

    3. Hawk Eye
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      12 days, 4 hours ago

      1st blank of the season

    4. FDMS All Starz
      • 4 Years
      12 days, 4 hours ago

      Hasn’t really passed the eye test for me too, has one or two shots max

      1. Maddamotha
        • 2 Years
        12 days, 4 hours ago

        Sounds like Auba

  14. fgdu
    • 5 Years
    12 days, 4 hours ago

    Bench 1 out of TAA Aurier Ota Rico McGinn

    1. AYLD28
      • 4 Years
      12 days, 4 hours ago

      Rico

      1. fgdu
        • 5 Years
        12 days, 4 hours ago

        norwich have 1 away goal!!!

    2. Warby84
      • 4 Years
      12 days, 4 hours ago

      Rico

    3. Maddamotha
      • 2 Years
      12 days, 4 hours ago

      Never bench TAA

    4. DontPiqueTooSoon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      12 days, 4 hours ago

      Ota

    5. KGFC
      • 3 Years
      12 days, 4 hours ago

      Aurier

  15. The Mighty Hippo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    12 days, 4 hours ago

    A) Yarmolenko. (keep)
    B) Maddison. (free transfer in)

    1. Pep Roulette
      • 2 Years
      12 days, 4 hours ago

      Keep Yarmolenko! He is an in form player with good fixtures!

    2. DontPiqueTooSoon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      12 days, 4 hours ago

      B

    3. KGFC
      • 3 Years
      12 days, 4 hours ago

      A

  16. Hawk Eye
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    12 days, 4 hours ago

    Penny for your thoughts:
    Vardy, Salah, Digne > Auba, Mane, Söyüncü
    Worth it for -4?

    Cheers

    1. AYLD28
      • 4 Years
      12 days, 4 hours ago

      Taking Vardy out... interesting

    2. AYLD28
      • 4 Years
      12 days, 4 hours ago

      I wouldn’t take him out

    3. Nuno
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      12 days, 4 hours ago

      Most people bringing in Vardy this gameweek.
      Maybe just do Digne to Soyuncu, and then figure out if you want to swap Salah and Vardy next week.

    4. Pep Roulette
      • 2 Years
      12 days, 4 hours ago

      Vardy is on the wrong side mate

    5. DontPiqueTooSoon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      12 days, 4 hours ago

      I would keep Vardy.

  17. Pep Roulette
    • 2 Years
    12 days, 4 hours ago

    Switch to Mane for -4 if Salah is out for the United game?

    1. Nuno
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      12 days, 4 hours ago

      Wouldn't take the hit. Just wait for the news but 2 weeks rest and rehab, I think he will be okay

  18. AYLD28
    • 4 Years
    12 days, 4 hours ago

    Pope
    TAA Ota Tomori Rico Lundstram
    Sterling KDB Son Mount Cantwell
    Pukki Abraham Firmino

    2FT 0.6 ITB

    1. Firmino + Pukki > Vardy + C.Wilson
    2. Firmino + Pukki + Son > C.Wilson + Aubam + Maddison (-4)
    3. Firmino + Pukki + Son > Vardy + Aubam + McGinn/Yarmolenko (-4)

    1. KGFC
      • 3 Years
      12 days, 4 hours ago

      1

  19. mackan
    • 2 Years
    12 days, 4 hours ago

    Wilson or vardy?

    1. The Mighty Hippo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      12 days, 4 hours ago

      Vardy

    2. Nuno
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      12 days, 4 hours ago

      Honestly think Vardy is overpriced, I'd much rather have the likes of Wilson + Maddison

    3. DontPiqueTooSoon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      12 days, 4 hours ago

      Both

      1. baps sniffer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        12 days, 4 hours ago

        Cannot have Tammy, Auba, Vardy and Wilson.

        1. DontPiqueTooSoon
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          12 days, 4 hours ago

          You obviously don't have the '12th Man' chip

  20. Pep Roulette
    • 2 Years
    12 days, 4 hours ago

    A. Schmeichel
    B. Patricio

    1. DontPiqueTooSoon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      12 days, 4 hours ago

      A

  21. Rinseboy
    • 7 Years
    12 days, 4 hours ago

    early thoughts on Salah and Pukki to KDB (if fit) and Vardy?

    Pope
    TAA Otta Soyuncu Rico Lunds
    Salah Sterling Yarmolenko Mount Cantwell
    Pukki Auba Tammy

    1. FDMS All Starz
      • 4 Years
      12 days, 4 hours ago

      Did something similar, I’m gonna take advantage of Leicester’s fixtures and I’m not sure I’ll captain Salah the next 4 so no point keeping that much cash on one player

    2. DontPiqueTooSoon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      12 days, 4 hours ago

      I'd take that based on recent form and Vardy's fixtures

    3. Rinseboy
      • 7 Years
      12 days, 4 hours ago

      thanks both

  22. Rhodes your boat
    • 3 Years
    12 days, 4 hours ago

    Apologies for asking again but

    Son and Pukki to .... for free

    A) mount vardy (0.9itb)
    B) CHO vardy (1.8itb)
    C) maddison c.wilson (1.7itb)

    1. FDMS All Starz
      • 4 Years
      12 days, 4 hours ago

      A & C look good I’d go A for explosiveness

      1. Rhodes your boat
        • 3 Years
        12 days, 4 hours ago

        Thanks the moves are tempting me! Wanted CHO but not sure on him scoring more than mount!

    2. Follyfarmer
      • 1 Year
      12 days, 4 hours ago

      I'm doing C, but not until next GW as only 1ft. Plus Son at home to Watford could be decent!

  23. FDMS All Starz
    • 4 Years
    12 days, 4 hours ago

    Who are the top 3 captains for this week?

    1. Tsparkes10
      • 1 Year
      12 days, 4 hours ago

      Wilson, Sterl, Mane for me

      1. Tsparkes10
        • 1 Year
        12 days, 4 hours ago

        Probs KDB over Sterl if he starts

      2. FDMS All Starz
        • 4 Years
        12 days, 4 hours ago

        Is Wilson exactly reliable?

    2. Warby84
      • 4 Years
      12 days, 4 hours ago

      Wilson (non owner) Norwich Defence so poor

    3. DontPiqueTooSoon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      12 days, 4 hours ago

      Wilson, KDB (if fit) and Mane

    4. KGFC
      • 3 Years
      12 days, 4 hours ago

      1. Tammy
      2. Son
      3. Jimmy

      1. Would Ed Woodward
        12 days, 4 hours ago

        Son is at risk of a cameo, would take balls to cap him.

        1. KGFC
          • 3 Years
          12 days, 4 hours ago

          True, but with Spurs in a dire state, Poch might risk him from the start or even bring him on at the hour mark. Even then, Son can haul!

  24. Tsparkes10
    • 1 Year
    12 days, 4 hours ago

    Tierney punt on a wc?

    1. The Mighty Hippo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      12 days, 4 hours ago

      He's going to be great for Arsenal once he's fit and playing regularly, but I'd wait and keep an eye on him for just now.

    2. Warby84
      • 4 Years
      12 days, 4 hours ago

      I like him but not yet!!

    3. DontPiqueTooSoon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      12 days, 4 hours ago

      Not worth it esp relying on Arsenal. He needs consistent run in the Prem. He has been playing championship standard football in Scotland. Spend funds elsewhere

  25. AYLD28
    • 4 Years
    12 days, 4 hours ago

    Is it crazy that I’m considering going C.Wilson over Aubam?

    1. Warby84
      • 4 Years
      12 days, 4 hours ago

      No

      1. AYLD28
        • 4 Years
        12 days, 4 hours ago

        Would be a front line of

        C.Wilson Tammy Abraham

        1. AYLD28
          • 4 Years
          12 days, 4 hours ago

          And Vardy

    2. FDMS All Starz
      • 4 Years
      12 days, 4 hours ago

      On paper looks fine, but everything arsenal do goes through him and the fixtures and nice so I’m expecting 2+ goals very soon...I’m more comfortable capping auba over Wilson so I’d go Auba but Wilson should do well too

      1. AYLD28
        • 4 Years
        12 days, 4 hours ago

        The problem I have with Auba is he is similar to Wilson as in consistent 5-6 points each game

        1. DontPiqueTooSoon
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          12 days, 4 hours ago

          He has had one >10 point haul this season and has been very consistent in getting 5 points & above (apart from weekend)

    3. DontPiqueTooSoon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      12 days, 4 hours ago

      Not at all. Auba and Wilson consistent and both are the main focus for goals in their teams. Wilson for me frees up funds to get other players too.

    4. The Mighty Hippo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      12 days, 4 hours ago

      It's decent enough if you spend the savings wisely on a midfield upgrade.

  26. Pep Roulette
    • 2 Years
    12 days, 4 hours ago

    Salah & Adrian to Mane & Schmeichel for a hit?

    1. DontPiqueTooSoon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      12 days, 4 hours ago

      Not for a hit. I hate taking hits and it seems too sideways as Salah could outscore Mane on his day. Adrian gametime is numbered as Allison looks like he might be back post ITB

  27. cravencottage
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    12 days, 4 hours ago

    I wonder why I see so many people taking out Otamendi and Cantwell on WC?
    Ota had a bad game vs Wolves, but is more or less fixed in the team and MC will surely keep some CS. Cantwell has very good underlying stats vs others in the price range.

    1. Colonel Shoe 肝池
      • 7 Years
      12 days, 4 hours ago

      most ppl dont care about stats, they care about points....plus there'll be a lot of grumpy people looking to kneejerk after a low scoring week

    2. DontPiqueTooSoon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      12 days, 4 hours ago

      I'd personally keep both however Cantwell is a bench player for me so feel comfortable not needing his points every week but knowing hes playing if needed to be called upon.

    3. KGFC
      • 3 Years
      12 days, 4 hours ago

      Keeping Ota with AVL and SOU at home upcoming.

    4. Yank Revolution
      • 8 Years
      12 days, 3 hours ago

      He is remaining on my team for now (WC active)

  28. get_up_early
    • 5 Years
    12 days, 4 hours ago

    What would u do here?

    Pope Heaton
    Kelly, Aurier, VVD, Dunk, Diop
    KDB,Sterling,Salah,Cantwell,Guendouzi
    Abraham, Vardy, Wesley

    2FT £1.2M in bank

    Thinking move on Cantwell anything else?

  29. Pep Roulette
    • 2 Years
    12 days, 4 hours ago

    Adrian
    TAA Otamendi Aurier Rico
    Salah DSilva Yarmolenko
    Aguero Aubameyang Abraham(C)

    Button Cantwell Lundstram Guendouzi

    1 FT 0.1 ITB

    Adrian to Pope for free & GTG?

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 2 Years
      12 days, 3 hours ago

      Yes but may to do move sooner as Pope close to rising

  30. Would Ed Woodward
    12 days, 4 hours ago

    Maddison would be an amazing pick rather than just good if he could actually hit the target.

    1. DontPiqueTooSoon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      12 days, 4 hours ago

      Agree. When I watch him I really want to own him however he hasn't been a consistent enough FF points scorer.

    2. KGFC
      • 3 Years
      12 days, 4 hours ago

      I think for 7+ price, his attacking returns are far less as compared to someone more cheaper like a Yarmo, Mount or even McGinn... No doubt good player for LEI but unsure of his value in FPL.