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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Erik Pieters had to be withdrawn at Turf Moor on Saturday afternoon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. dshv
    • 2 Years
    12 days, 5 hours ago

    WC

    Pope
    Robbo - Rico - Lund - Soyboy - Kelly
    Sterling - Mane - Mount - Maddison - Dendo
    Abraham - Aubameyang - Wilson

    Good? Changes?

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

      TTA for Robbo. TTA on corners and free kicks. Looks more dangerous vs Robbo.

      1. baps sniffer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        12 days, 5 hours ago

        Terence Trent Arnold?!? 😉

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

          Haha. Yes. TAA. Whoops.

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

      Otherwise great.

    3. cravencottage
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      12 days, 5 hours ago

      Looks fine. I would have KDB rather than Sterling, Cantwell instead of Dendo, and TAA instead of Robbo

    4. Macam Dave
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      12 days, 5 hours ago

      Very nice. Would you or any folks here care to rate my WC - I've posted couple times over weekend and can't get a reply! Thanks

      Pope McGovern
      Soy Lund Rico tomori lowton
      Mane sterling kdb El ghazzi dendo
      Auba vardy Abraham

      Play 343 cheers

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

        Looks good but would be worried no TAA with his assists and cs potential

      2. Steve Bruces Goose is loose
        12 days, 4 hours ago

        Nice front three, Option to go vardy to Wilson and el ghazi to maddison if you wanted Leicester coverage and you have the cash

        1. Neves say Never
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          12 days, 4 hours ago

          I’m also working out Vardy and Mahrez vs Wilson and Maddison. Choices choices.

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

        Looks good but El Ghazi's fixtures aren't great after the next one. I'd look at Wilson rather than Vardy and go for someone like Mount, or if you can't afford him Hudson Odoi.

    5. Zlatanzo
      12 days, 5 hours ago

      No KDB? Defence looks risky for starts

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

      Robbo should be TAA if WC

  2. leo_messi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    12 days, 5 hours ago

    Ryan Button
    Otamendi Taa Lowton Lundstram Elmo
    Son Sterling Kdb Mount Cantwell
    Vardy Abraham Pukki

    What would you do with 2 FT here?

    A) Pukki Elmo -> Wilson Rico/Kelly
    B) Pukki Elmo -> Jimenez Soyuncu
    C) Something else

    Thanks

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

      B is more balanced but I prefer Wilson. Just have to keep aware of Rico/Kelly game time and have a plan to move onto a player that is more nailed.

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

      A

    3. AYLD28
      • 4 Years
      12 days, 3 hours ago

      A

  3. FDMS All Starz
    • 4 Years
    12 days, 5 hours ago

    Thoughts on Vardy (c)

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

      Decent option. I am going Wilson personally but own Vardy too.

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

      Could work but Burnley usually a tough nut to crack.

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

      His points tend to come in bursts- could be 2 or 12 points

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

      My current captain

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

      Burnley quite tight

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

    Did couple of moves already yesterday but wc is stilö not activated. Would you wc this

    Pope Button
    Taa Digne Aurier Lund Rico
    Salah Sterling Kdb Mount Cantwell
    Abra Pukki Greenwood

    0ft, 1.3itb. Pukki to Wilson is tempting but without wc it is -4.

    1. baps sniffer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      12 days, 5 hours ago

      Just take that -4 and save your wc, you will need it later.

    2. Yank Revolution
      • 8 Years
      12 days, 5 hours ago

      No

    3. Jammydodger2018
      • 1 Year
      12 days, 5 hours ago

      Looks good as it is mate, Pukki will start scoring again I think

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

      Nah, fine for the time being

    5. Nigel Knows
      • 1 Year
      12 days, 4 hours ago

      If I had WC I’d get BOU players in (next two look good for Solanke or Wilson or even King)

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

      Thanks guys for input, appreciated.

  5. Jammydodger2018
    • 1 Year
    12 days, 5 hours ago

    RMT please out of 10

    TV 103.6 ITB 0.3 no transfers left

    Pope

    Digne Otamendi Dunk

    Mane KDB Mount Son

    Pukki Aguero Abraham

    Bench Button Lundstram Rico Cantwell

    Thanks guys

    1. Yank Revolution
      • 8 Years
      12 days, 5 hours ago

      8/10

      1. Jammydodger2018
        • 1 Year
        12 days, 5 hours ago

        Thanks, what would you change

        1. Yank Revolution
          • 8 Years
          12 days, 5 hours ago

          See below, reply fail

      2. Yank Revolution
        • 8 Years
        12 days, 5 hours ago

        I just sold Pukki, wouldnt have Cantwell (too expensive for last MF), Aguero I think Id downgrade, Digne too. Change Button to the Norwich keeper who is starting at 4.0

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

      Better options than Pukki but would probably need to downgrade Son in order to afford Vardy or Wilson.

    3. Rhodes your boat
      • 3 Years
      12 days, 5 hours ago

      I’m tempted to downgrade son to get vardy/wilson for Pukki myself

      1. Jammydodger2018
        • 1 Year
        12 days, 5 hours ago

        Thanks but as everyone else is selling I think I’m going to keep him, if he starts scoring again he will be a good differential

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

      I'd get rid of Digne Son and Pukki. Not for a hit though.

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

      Digne4should be TAA

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

    Thoughts on Wilson (c)? It's between him and Abraham I reckon.

    1. Super Saints
      • 3 Years
      12 days, 5 hours ago

      Yep I'm in

    2. redsallstars
      12 days, 4 hours ago

      Yep same gonna captain him. Can just afford him and Jiménez, took out Pukki and Barnes

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

      I have both. I'll be captaining Abrahams

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

      I have booth and currently on Wilson.

  7. Jam0sh
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    12 days, 5 hours ago

    Evening guys. Would you wildcard this lot?

    Pope
    TAA, Digne, Söyüncü
    Salah, Sterling, McGinn, Yarmolenko
    Pukki, Aubameyang, Abraham

    subs: Button --- Lundstram, Dendoncker, Rico --- 1 FT, 0.2 ITB

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

      I've lost faith in Digne and Pukki.
      I'd get in KDB before next gameweek. Could probably wait a bit, since he will likely drop in price.
      Also I've lost faith in Salah because of his form.

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

        KdB wont drop. Before next GW

        1. Slouch87 Scott Talent
          • 4 Years
          12 days, 4 hours ago

          Really ?

    2. adidasOriginals
      • 4 Years
      12 days, 5 hours ago

      Only minor surgery required here.

  8. Jimmy Boy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    12 days, 5 hours ago

    Heaton
    VVD - Tomori - Soyuncu
    Sterling - Salah - McGinn - Mount
    Auba - Barnes - Abraham

    4.0m - Lundstram - Nakamba - Hanley*

    Worth playing a wildcard?

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

      Not for me.

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

      Na

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

      You need TAA and KDB and possibly Wilson

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

    Would you change anything in this WC?

    Pope McGovern
    TAA Otamendi Azpi Soyuncu Lundstram
    Sterling KDB Maddison Mount Guendouzi
    Auba Abraham Connolly

    2.1 ITB

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

      Otamendi and guendouzi

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

        Who would you get instead?

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

      Azpi to Tomori and Connolly upgrade?

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

        Thought about it, but who to get instead of Conolly that is max 7.8?

        1. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          12 days, 5 hours ago

          Azpi to Tomori; Otamendi to Rico; Connolly to Vardy

          Or Azpi to Tomori; Guendo to Dendo; Connolly to Wilson

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

            Ooo! I like that first suggestion!

    3. Volstein?
      • 4 Years
      12 days, 5 hours ago

      Don't leave money itb on wc

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

        I know... But how to use them?

        1. Volstein?
          • 4 Years
          12 days, 5 hours ago

          Connolly upgrade.
          Azpi and/or guend downgrade if needed.

  10. Sharkytect
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    12 days, 5 hours ago

    Aguero being left out of wildcard teams, I see. How times have changed

    1. Yank Revolution
      • 8 Years
      12 days, 5 hours ago

      Its feels good to be free of Pep Roulette, for the most part. And he is just too damned expensive for me.

    2. mookie
      • 6 Years
      12 days, 5 hours ago

      They're all playing brave now with two weeks to go. Just watch them kneejerk him back close to the deadline.

    3. Super Saints
      • 3 Years
      12 days, 5 hours ago

      I'm keeping for next 3

    4. PUMPKINHEAD
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      12 days, 4 hours ago

      He's in mine. I look at his fixtures and see an explosion then people panicking and ripping their teams apart to get him in. Easier to downgrade him than upgrade and he's better than Razza at mo

  11. Rinseboy
    • 7 Years
    12 days, 5 hours ago

    which option:
    A - Mane and CWilson
    B - KDB and Vardy

    1. cravencottage
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      12 days, 5 hours ago

      B

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

      A

    3. BobbyDoesNotLook
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      12 days, 4 hours ago

      3 of those

  12. adidasOriginals
    • 4 Years
    12 days, 5 hours ago

    Evening all. Any thoughts on this?
    Is Chambers at Arsenal likely to get a run of games?

    1. Riverside Red
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      12 days, 5 hours ago

      Best defender in recent games..played very well at Boro

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

        He looks a bargain at 4.4 if he can get a good run of games?

    2. Bubi
      • 5 Years
      12 days, 5 hours ago

      He looks good but Arsenal defence isn't. And Bellerin is coming to town 🙂

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

      Don't think he can be dropped atm.

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

    Anyone thinking about playing Rico (NOR) over Otamendi (cry)?

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

      yeah. no cs so far for bournemouth thope

    2. Zlatanzo
      12 days, 5 hours ago

      Yes

    3. Tambling5
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      12 days, 5 hours ago

      Yes, tempting but risky. Fortunately international break may help decide.

    4. Slouch87 Scott Talent
      • 4 Years
      12 days, 4 hours ago

      If you're thinking that then you should get rid of Otamendi.

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

        Does it really work like that though? Considering another defender with a better fixture for one week doesn't mean I don't think Otamendi will get points.

    5. Phil's Stamps
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      12 days, 4 hours ago

      I'm starting Rico, first sub Lund, second sub Ota.

  14. Nuno
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    12 days, 5 hours ago

    Bring in:

    A. Soyuncu for free
    B. Maddison (-4)

    1. Tambling5
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      12 days, 5 hours ago

      B

    2. Volstein?
      • 4 Years
      12 days, 4 hours ago

      Needs context

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

        VVD > Soyuncu
        or VVD + Dendoncker > Maddison + Reid (-4)

    3. Phil's Stamps
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      12 days, 4 hours ago

      A

  15. RED_ARMY
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    12 days, 5 hours ago

    a) Yarmolenko
    b) CHO

    1. Tambling5
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      12 days, 5 hours ago

      B

    2. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      12 days, 5 hours ago

      A

  16. Riverside Red
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    12 days, 5 hours ago

    Anyone thinking of getting Traore in..Wolves seem to be rapidly improving and so does Traore

    1. Tambling5
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      12 days, 5 hours ago

      Yep. His confidence may improve rapidly.

    2. Zlatanzo
      12 days, 5 hours ago

      Lack of starts is my concern

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

      He's a rotation option, especially with Europa and will predominantly be playing at RWB. Moved up front for the last 20 minutes against City when Doherty came on.

    4. Super Saints
      • 3 Years
      12 days, 4 hours ago

      Has he ever scored before? Definitely not

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

        He's the top scoring Wolves midfielders by some margin

        1. Slouch87 Scott Talent
          • 4 Years
          12 days, 4 hours ago

          Doesn't say much for the rest of them.

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

            The rest of our midfielders are CM/DM

        2. Would Ed Woodward
          12 days, 4 hours ago

          Half of his points came in the last game.

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

        WHM last season

    5. Would Ed Woodward
      12 days, 4 hours ago

      Obvious trap.

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

        Obvious trap...explain

        1. Would Ed Woodward
          12 days, 4 hours ago

          Rotation risk, poor returns throughout career, reverse OOP sometimes too.

          1. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            12 days, 4 hours ago

            ...including for most of the same game where he scored, as he really became a goal threat when Doherty was subbed on so he was pushed forward

            Has all the trappings of a trap

    6. Whiskerz
      • 6 Years
      12 days, 4 hours ago

      No. He's reverse oop and a headless chicken 90% of the time.

    7. Riverside Red
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      12 days, 4 hours ago

      Not many takers based on comments...suppose I'll have to stick with Perez, Frazer, Sigurdsson and the other pre season favourites

      1. Would Ed Woodward
        12 days, 4 hours ago

        Put him in then, why even ask?

        1. Would Ed Woodward
          12 days, 4 hours ago

          Also, you've probably seen much more of him than most here being a Boro fan, it's a shame FPL doesn't give points for successful dribbles.

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

          It's interesting to see the different views

  17. Marmalade Forest
    • 2 Years
    12 days, 5 hours ago

    Is Gazzaniga at 4.4m a decent option considering:

    - I could play the WC this IB - Lloris is out until January?
    - I’m happy with Pope as my no 1.
    - I’m happy with spending 0.5 to rotate keepers (currently Heaton)

    1. Zlatanzo
      12 days, 5 hours ago

      Set and forget feels better, doesn’t give you headaches every week and saves you 0.4

    2. Nigel Knows
      • 1 Year
      12 days, 4 hours ago

      Stay on Pope and Heaton.

      I’m no longer on Heaton/ Pope rotation but wish I still had the option (Pope/Button now after WC6)

      38 keeper points from Pope then Heaton for 4 games and last 3 Pope. Pope 22 Heaton 16

  18. Fabbe7
    • 4 Years
    12 days, 5 hours ago

    Maybe im overthinking..

    A:Vardy and CHO

    B: Abraham and Maddison

    1. Zlatanzo
      12 days, 5 hours ago

      B for sure

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

      A imo

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

      B by far

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

      B, Abraham is a must have for me and better than Vardy

  19. Zlatanzo
    12 days, 4 hours ago

    Keeping Ota on WC a bad move? Or would you go with x4 defenders 4.5 and below alongside TAA?

    1. Super Saints
      • 3 Years
      12 days, 4 hours ago

      I'd keep personally
      Think you'll want double pool defence soon

      1. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        12 days, 4 hours ago

        I've teed this move up for GW13: Wilson + Rico => Connolly + Robbo

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

        I think the option to move to double Pool def is a good point. For now I’m on cheapos so would need more moves to make the switch.

        Trouble is Ota and MCI defence really doesn’t look worth using up valuable funds on atm

    2. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      12 days, 4 hours ago

      This is my wildcard team:

      Pope McGovern
      TAA Pereira/Tomori Soy Rico Lund
      Mane Sterling KDB/Mahrez Mount Dendo
      Vardy Wilson Tammy

      Sold Otamendi due to my lack of faith in City CS potential for now. Same reason I wouldn't have VVD until Alisson returns, and even then, I'd rather have Robbo

      1. Zlatanzo
        12 days, 4 hours ago

        My structure is very similar, still tinkering though. Just a matter of Vardy v Maddison and whether to have Auba or not

        1. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          12 days, 4 hours ago

          I haven't been tempted by Auba this season. Not with that midfield behind him

          If I had somehow played a Free Hit for GW8, I'd have got him and capped... And look what happened

          Not his fault, but Emery's. And that's a lingering problem

          1. Zlatanzo
            12 days, 4 hours ago

            To be fair he’s returned in every game this season except last gw, and he hit the post...

            1. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              12 days, 4 hours ago

              I know. That's the type of consistency I like... But somehow won't cap

              Knowing myself, my captaincy would be on Salah/Mane and Sterling for most of the season, except if they prove themselves to be crap. This makes Auba a luxury premium, much like Kane

              Would have been a good idea, but see my team without Auba and try to squeeze in a team with more non-captaincy points with Auba in it. That's the problem

      2. Would Ed Woodward
        12 days, 4 hours ago

        I can't afford your team, my TV is pretty bad, didn't get on Mount or Tammy early. Similar structure and same forward line though.

        1. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          12 days, 4 hours ago

          Took some crazy early-season hits that somehow worked out. I think I'll do the same again next season

          Some bandwagons died: Pukki, Barnes, Cantwell, Martial

          Some have stayed. The benefit of my early moves is that I've been able to sell the dying wagons for profits and keep the sustained wagons. Set me up for this luxury wildcard, as I could have gone without it and just taken -8, but didn't see the point

          I think I'll do the same next season. Would have worked last season with Mitrovic, Moura, Jimenez, Doherty, Wilson and Fraser, but I was still relatively new so I stuck to the patience advice from veterans

          Do you also think it's a valid strategy for future seasons?

          1. Would Ed Woodward
            12 days, 4 hours ago

            Definitely, I usually play that way but tried to change this year and take far less hits, hasn't worked at all.

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

      I'd go with the latter

  20. TeddiPonza
    • 9 Years
    12 days, 4 hours ago

    Anyone considering Jimenez for Pukki? Great fixtures for Wolves.

    Currently have Aguero and Tammy as well

    1. Super Saints
      • 3 Years
      12 days, 4 hours ago

      Jimenez is a great option, probably just behind Auba Vardy Abraham and Wilson though due to Europe

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

      I think Jiménez May we’ll be a great pick again this season. I’m personally just staying away for now as Europa will probably take its toll

    3. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      12 days, 4 hours ago

      He's likely my go-to. If Son is fit and likely to start and KdB is also fit, I'll likely do Pukki > Jimenez.

  21. donlobatto
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    12 days, 4 hours ago

    Evening gents!

    I decided last night to take the plunge with a -8 which gives me this team:

    0itb
    Heaton*
    VVD*, Soy, Rico/ Lunds
    Mané, Sterling, KDB, Mount
    Vardy, Wilson, Abraham
    (Button) (Lunds/ Rico, Cantwell, Kelly)

    Plan is either to play WC later before deadline if needed or to stick with this and save WC.

    My only remaining “concerns” are Heaton and VVD (i.e not having TAA) but no cash itb so beyond dropping Sterling on a WC I don’t see a solution for now.

    Thoughts?

    Thanks

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

      I cant lie I played my wildcard and Heaton was at least half of my motivation to do so, useless

      1. donlobatto
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        12 days, 4 hours ago

        Yeh Heaton has been really frustrating to own!

        Just feels a bit of a waste to use WC when already so close to a good team with a -8

    2. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      12 days, 4 hours ago

      WC for these reasons:

      Cantwell to Dendo to raise funds; Heaton to Pope (not sure why Heaton hasn't been getting many save points); Button to McGovern

      They sound like small moves, but I hit the button for a similar reason. Not sure we'll really need a WC badly for GW13 anyway. as the major move then would be to get Robbo

      Next chance to WC is... Err... GW19?

      1. donlobatto
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        12 days, 4 hours ago

        Thanks for the detailed reply mate!

        I’m seriously tempted to play it. Just feels wrong when I’m already so close to the template WC after only -8.

        Feels like a WC should involve more wholesale change

        1. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          12 days, 4 hours ago

          Accept the fact that you have a good team, no matter what your rank is

          Salah/Mane + Sterling means you won't be making wholesale changes anyway. Not with the value in Mount, Tammy and Lund

          You have the luxury of making 6 changes without hits. Do you see yourself needing it later?

          Of course, having a red-flagged team can occur, but I feel those would be more justified with hits 🙂

          1. donlobatto
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            12 days, 4 hours ago

            All good points.

            I guess the “will you need the WC later” question is impossible to know. I just like the idea of having it as an advantage over the tons of people that have already played it!

      2. Would Ed Woodward
        12 days, 4 hours ago

        What are your thoughts on going TAA and Robbo double up now? Utd can't attack, Spurs are awful away, Alisson back and they might look to keep it tight in those games, would also save surgery getting Robbo in the future.

        1. donlobatto
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          12 days, 4 hours ago

          I would love this tbh. It’s one of the reasons I’m thinking of holding the WC for a few more to make a change like that

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

          One of the reasons I refuse to Wildcard, is about the lack of options in defense. Everyone is going cheap and most teams doesn’t seam balanced. So, I think you are probably right and can be a nice diferencial.

        3. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          12 days, 4 hours ago

          Liverpool has been playing a higher line than usual this season. It's not only the Alisson absence, to be fair

          That's why we see Robbo and TAA going even crazier in attack. I think it started midway through last season... When TAA became nailed

          I'm staying away from the double-up until a clearer chance of clean sheets than Spurs, Man U and City. I agree that Man U and Spurs aren't good enough now, but they're still good enough to score once against a high line. Compounding this tale is my love for Rico, Lund, Wilson, Vardy and Tammy... Taking up the funds and slots for a double-up

          If Robbo + TAA would fit nicely into your squad due to funds and structure, go for it. Robbo has hauls in him from any game anyway

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

          Planning it, but not yet. Next fixtures are perhaps not as difficult as thought earlier, but TAA is enough for me now. GW 13 and certainly Robbo in.

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

          I have this and refuse to change it..

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

      I am in the same page, mate.

      Currently on -8. Tinkering about Wildcard or take these hits, with this bunch of brave lads.

      ————— -Ryan——————
      —Robbo Otamendi Tomori———
      Salah Sterling Kdb Mount Mcginn
      ———Wilson (C) Abraham———

      Button Soy Lundstram Greenwood

      1. donlobatto
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        12 days, 4 hours ago

        Looks a lovely team. What were the hits?

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

          Barnes and Pukki out for Wilson and Abraham. Tired of those lads and Abraham can’t stop scoring, and might double rise in the IB. Wilson to materialize the hits with captaincy.

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

            VVD to Soy to fund the moves.

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

              Planning to double with Matip later for Otamendi.

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

            Nice!

            I’m jealous of your better defence. That’s my one poor area.

            Not interested in Vardy/ Maddison atm?

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

              Of course i am. But only if I downgrade Otamendi to 4.4 in order to get Maddison for Mcginn. Don’t know if it’s worth it.

              To get Vardy, would have to sacrifice Sterling or Salah.

              In either way, I had to hit WC to do that kind of surgery.

              1. donlobatto
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                12 days, 3 hours ago

                Yeh fair enough.

                Same issue for me to improve my back line and at least get in better keeper and TAA and/ or Robbo.

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

                  Maybe the Internationals can help us out. 😀

                  1. donlobatto
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    12 days, 3 hours ago

                    Yeh. I need a more serious reason to use it I think!

  22. RED_ARMY
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    12 days, 4 hours ago

    a) TAA, Dilva, Pukki to Aurier, Willian, Vardy
    b) Salah, Dilva, Pukki to Mane, CHO, Vardy

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

      B- the idea of TAA to Aurier makes me feel sick lol

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

      B by about 5000 miles. Are you seriously deliberating A, really?

    3. Slouch87 Scott Talent
      • 4 Years
      12 days, 4 hours ago

      What level of strangeness is a ?

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

      Won't even think about A. Has to be B

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

    Thoughts on WC please gents

    Pope McGovern
    TAA Soyuncu Lund Rico Diop
    Mane KDB Maddison Mount Guendouzi
    Abraham Auba Vardy

    1. Slouch87 Scott Talent
      • 4 Years
      12 days, 4 hours ago

      Looks like loads of others.

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

        Haha can't work out if that's good or bad

        1. Zlatanzo
          12 days, 4 hours ago

          You interpret it how you like...Are you a safe or maverick player

          1. AYLD28
            • 4 Years
            12 days, 3 hours ago

            Ignore this guy. Look at ownership, Vardy just over 10%, Maddison just over 10%, Auba great fixtures,

            Great team. Only change Diop > Tomori

        2. Slouch87 Scott Talent
          • 4 Years
          12 days, 4 hours ago

          It's good inasmuch as it's safe but you won't be overtaking the crowd.

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

            I'm a bit of a dullard truth be told!

          2. AYLD28
            • 4 Years
            12 days, 3 hours ago

            Course he will. Ownership of a lot of those players is small, Vardy, Madison, Soyuncu, Mount & Abraham sword.

            If they bang, he’ll climb. Ignore them, remember the community is such a small bubble of the actual game. Example: everyone owned Pukki after GW4? Actually, almost 60% didn’t.

    2. Zlatanzo
      12 days, 4 hours ago

      West ham defence with no fabianski? I don’t mind the triple Leicester either

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

        That spot is up for change, thinking maybe Lowton but west ham fixtures look good

    3. donlobatto
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      12 days, 4 hours ago

      Looks fine. As others have said it won’t be rocketing you up the ranks but it’s very decent

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

        Marathon not a sprint comes to mind, thanks mate

        1. donlobatto
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          12 days, 4 hours ago

          From one Don to another 😉

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

    Just joined as a member and feels good

    Can I get some love for my team?

    RMT

    Pope / Butt
    Ota / Soy / Tomo / Rico / Lund
    Mane / Madd / Mount / KDB / Cant
    Kun / Auba / Tammy

    0.2 itb

    1. Steve Bruces Goose is loose
      12 days, 4 hours ago

      3-4-3?

      That front three is pretty terrifying, but lot of value tied up there, esp with kun at risk of rotation. Unless you are wedded to having all three, could downgrade kun/auba to upgrade 3rd mid or fit TAA in

  25. Neves say Never
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    12 days, 4 hours ago

    Current WC team

    Pope Button
    TAA Lundstram Söyüncü Rico ****
    Mount KDB Guendouzi Mane ****
    Tammy Auba ****

    1. Kelly Mahrez Vardy
    2. Robbo (or pereira or alonso) Maddison C.wilson

    3-4-3

    1. Zlatanzo
      12 days, 4 hours ago

      2

      1. Neves say Never
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        12 days, 4 hours ago

        Thanks. Why?

        1. Zlatanzo
          12 days, 4 hours ago

          Kelly not great long term, neither is Mahrez

    2. lindeg
      12 days, 4 hours ago

      1

  26. lindeg
    12 days, 4 hours ago

    pukki and zinchenko -> abraham and fredericks? yay? got a better defender under 4.8 for me?

    1. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      12 days, 4 hours ago

      Tomori, Soyuncu... Anybody BUT a West Ham defender

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

        Particularly with the loss of fabs

  27. dbeck
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    12 days, 4 hours ago

    Thoughts on this 343 WC?

    Pope
    TAA Soy Boly Webster Rico
    Mane KDB Mount Maddison Cantwell
    Wilson Auba Tammy

    Mane or Sterling is a tough one right?

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

      Exactly the same as mine (bar Lundstram instead of Webster)

      9/10 😉

      1. dbeck
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        12 days, 4 hours ago

        Just change Webster to Lundstram to keep up with the cool kids

        1. dbeck
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          12 days, 4 hours ago

          *changed

    2. matiakez
      • 8 Years
      12 days, 4 hours ago

      Looks good, Mane or Sterling you'll be switching between until the deadline.

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

      I have both. Think I'll Need them too. My team. Not a wc team
      Pope/
      TAA/ Ota/ Dunk/
      Mane/ Sterling/ KDB/ Mount/
      Wilson/ pukki/ Abrahams/
      Subs Ryan/ Tommi/ Lund/ Douglas luiz/ TV 3.6 m

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

        103.6m

        1. dbeck
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          12 days, 4 hours ago

          Nice TV, I’m not near that but can do a decent 442 with my TV fitting in Mane salah and KDB and vardy and Tammy up top

  28. JJO
    • 7 Years
    12 days, 4 hours ago

    Is it crazy to go without Auba or Vardy on WC?
    I like Wilson Tammy and Jimenez more right now

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

      Not at all, other places you can spend the saving well

    2. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      12 days, 4 hours ago

      I think it's crazy to go without either.

      I think Tammy for sure. But then you gotta pick between the other two. Jimenez being cheaper appeals, but Wilson also a good pick. Although if he blanks vs Norwich, his fixtures suddenly look bad and his underlying stats are not good either.

      1. JJO
        • 7 Years
        12 days, 4 hours ago

        Yeah I will probably have some money in the bank
        So maybe I will go for those 3 this gw and then get Vardy for Wilson after Watford game

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

          If I had money in the bank I’d have Vardy now, showing himself to be a flat track bully. Wilson to Jiminez then if needed?

          1. JJO
            • 7 Years
            12 days, 4 hours ago

            Yeah good option too man,thank you

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

      I prefer Wilson and Abrahams too. Spend the extra money saved in midfield

      1. Irbox ⚽
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        12 days, 4 hours ago

        Who the hell is Abrahams? I keep seeing this from you..

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

          Oh dear! I'm guessing you are not In the 100,000

  29. Kung Fu Football
    • 4 Years
    12 days, 4 hours ago

    WC draft no.3..we are evolving!! Any thoughts much appreciated, thanks.

    Gazzaniga / McGovern
    TAA / Pereira / Tomori / Lundstram / Rico
    Mane / KDB / Mount / Maddison / Guendouzi
    Aubameyang / Jimenez / Wilson

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

      I think Abraham is the best value striker right now especially given the fixtures

      1. matiakez
        • 8 Years
        12 days, 4 hours ago

        Jimenez is a good pick but hard to go without Tammy.

  30. matiakez
    • 8 Years
    12 days, 4 hours ago

    Need to lose one of Mane, KDB or Sterling on WC for funds - who goes?

    Was thinking mane before last weekend but with recency bias now not sure?

    1. Steve Bruces Goose is loose
      12 days, 4 hours ago

      Not sure about Mane and Sterling, but providing he is back the next GW, I wouldn't touch KdB