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Erik Pieters had to be withdrawn at Turf Moor on Saturday afternoon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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  1. Nuno
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 22 days ago

    Team A (1.9ITB) -------------------------------------Team B (0.0ITB) (-4)*
    Robertson SOYUNCU Otamendi Tomori ----- Robertson Otamendi Tomori
    Salah Sterling KDB Mount ------------------------ Salah Sterling KDB Mount MADDISON
    Abraham Wilson ------------------------------------- Abraham Wilson
    Lundstram DENDONCKER Greenwood ------- Lundstram Greenwood REID

    Hope this works, as I'm trying to weigh up the best move.
    Team A is VVD to Soyuncu, Team B is VVD, Dendoncker to Reid, Maddison (-4)

    Team A allows me to bring move out Otamendi in the future for TAA, or possibly to a fodder to bring in Maddison at a later date.
    Team B gets me straight on to the Leicester attacking options, but restricts my team going forwards and costs 4 points.

    The other option would be to keep VVD and roll the transfer.

    Team A, Team B or VVD?

    1. Pro Pundit PUMPKINHEAD - ca…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

      What the hell?

      1. Pro Pundit PUMPKINHEAD - ca…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        7 months, 22 days ago

        Is this a cryptic challenge? 🙂

        1. Nuno
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          7 months, 22 days ago

          Yes! It feels like it 🙂

    2. Konstaapeli
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

      What a mess.

      A

    3. FOO FIGHTER
        7 months, 22 days ago

        Trying to put 1 & 1 together here.

        1. Nuno
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          7 months, 22 days ago

          2

      • Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        7 months, 22 days ago

        It's hard enough to get good advice with simple A vs B. We're not gonna solve a rubik's cube to give you advice...

        A I guess?

      • Cpt Crunch Scott talent
        • 6 Years
        7 months, 22 days ago

        Is this another message from the reptilian elite?

      • Tomerick
        • 5 Years
        7 months, 22 days ago

        I think you may have forgotten to take some medication.

        1. Nuno
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          7 months, 22 days ago

          Shut up Flanders

      • Nuno
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        7 months, 22 days ago

        I don't think it was that hard to understand, I was just trying to provide context.
        I reworded it in another post below, but simply put...

        A. Hold VVD, save a transfer
        B. Sell VVD, buy Soyuncu
        C. Sell VVD & Dendoncker, buy Maddison & Reid (-4)

    4. Flynny
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

      Hi.....please can I have a view on best wildcard option here??..thanks

      A
      Pope
      Taa OTA lunds soy rico
      STERLING Kdb mount CHO DENDONK
      Auba VARDY abraham

      B
      Pope
      Taa TOMORI lunds soy rico
      MANE kdb mount MADISON CANTWELL
      Auba WILSON abraham

      1. Nuno
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        7 months, 22 days ago

        Think I prefer B, could also downgrade Cantwell to get some extra funds. Unless you got him for cheap?

        1. Flynny
          • 5 Years
          7 months, 22 days ago

          Thanks.... yes could downgrade to dendonk.

          That would give me 0.8m to spare....not sure where to invest it tho...

          1. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
            • 4 Years
            7 months, 22 days ago

            Keep it - it's a huge benefit post wc to see daylight if things go awry

            1. Nuno
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              7 months, 22 days ago

              Exactly, I used to think I need to spend all of my funds to make the most of my wildcard but the flexibility of money in the bank tops this. Keep it and it might save you from having to make hits in the future.

          2. BuYaKasha
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            7 months, 22 days ago

            Upgrade a defender

            1. Flynny
              • 5 Years
              7 months, 22 days ago

              Thanks all

    5. HMC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

      Looking for advice whether to hold or pull WC trigger. In decent position 60k OR but some moves to be made

      Pope Heaton
      VVD Digne Ota Tomori Gibson
      Salah kdb Mount Tielemans McGinn
      Auba Pukki King

      Obv want TAA, Digne not justifying 6m, Tielemans out, Pukki out, Auba possible enabler to Vardy/Firmino to fund other upgrades, Salah to Mane if he’s ruled out

      Activate or hold?

      1. Nuno
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        7 months, 22 days ago

        Don't think you have too many problems, you've got a lot of flexibility in your team with your rotating keepers and McGinn.
        You have good differential options in King and Tielemans, lots of people jumping on Bouremouth and Leicester assets so I don't think removing them is necessary.
        You could move Pukki to a fodder like Connolly and upgrade Digne to TAA?
        Then you've got funds to upgrade the rest of your team in the future.

        Don't think you need to wildcard though, what were your thoughts on moves?

        1. HMC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          7 months, 22 days ago

          Thanks Nino
          0.1 short of Pukki to Jimenez so likely need another move or 2
          I’ll play around with that and hold WC for now

      2. BuYaKasha
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        7 months, 22 days ago

        Hold
        Just get rid of dinge

      3. AndyCook
          7 months, 22 days ago

          Tielemans to 4.5 and Pukki to Vardy/Wilson. If Wilson you could do Digne to Alexander-Arnold too maybe at some point?

        • AndyCook
            7 months, 22 days ago

            I wouldn’t personally wildcard, you might just shuffle the pack and end up with a worse result

            1. AndyCook
                7 months, 22 days ago

                You do have money spread all over though and loads on the bench each week

                1. HMC
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  7 months, 22 days ago

                  Yeh thanks mate. The occasional bench points do suck but that’s the price of having flexibility. Guess I don’t want to use WC as an extended free hit and be worse off

          • Nuno
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            7 months, 22 days ago

            I'll reword my above post to:

            A. Hold VVD, save a transfer
            B. Sell VVD, buy Soyuncu
            C. Sell VVD & Dendoncker, buy Maddison & Reid (-4)

            1. FeverPitch
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              7 months, 22 days ago

              A. Utd Liverpool recently been low scoring if I remember correctly, plus Utd are rubbish right now

              1. Nuno
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                7 months, 22 days ago

                That's true, ideally I would keep him but it might come down to prices rises/drops as I think I'll eventually bring him out for TAA. Cheers for your help!

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

              I like C

              1. Nuno
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                7 months, 22 days ago

                I do as well but the problem with it is that my bench turns to Lundstram, Greenwood, Reid and nothing ITB. Hard to weigh up what to do.

            3. Regin
              • 2 Years
              7 months, 22 days ago

              thanks. above was like reading financial times

              C makes no sense bringing in a non-player like reid for a hit

              B makes sense if u utilise that 2m for upgrading

              A makes sense if u have no other LIV def

          • Marc Jobling
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            7 months, 22 days ago

            CURRENT:
            Salah, Sterling, Mount, Cantwell
            Aguero, Pukki, Abraham

            Going forward, I'm proceeding with Salah, KDB, Mount and Abraham. But who else?

            A) Aguero, Vardy, Cantwell (only 2 subs, but Cantwell)
            B) Aubameyang, Wilson, Maddison (uses 4 subs)

            Sterling doesn't seem to fit, unfortunately.

            1. AndyCook
                7 months, 22 days ago

                Sterling fits in a 3-5-2?

            2. Jay Dal
              • 8 Years
              7 months, 22 days ago

              8 point hit or wildcard?

              1. Grievez
                • 8 Years
                7 months, 22 days ago

                2 x 4 point hits

              2. MidTableFantasy
                • 5 Years
                7 months, 22 days ago

                To bring who in?

              3. Regin
                • 2 Years
                7 months, 22 days ago

                good time to use wc

            3. Big_Andy_GAWA
              • 8 Years
              7 months, 22 days ago

              Guys,

              I value your opinions:

              A) Tammy plus Maddison, OR

              B) Vardy and Mount.

              Thanks.

              1. Nuno
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                7 months, 22 days ago

                C) Tammy and Mount 😀

                1. BuYaKasha
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  7 months, 22 days ago

                  and Vardy

                2. Nuno
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  7 months, 22 days ago

                  Could you get Maddison in alongside this?

                  Out of your two options though it's tough but I would go for A, think they're the better value options. However Mount is probably the best value.

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

                Tammy and Mount are fantasy royalty at the moment. Stats, ownership, actual returns, fixtures

                I'd take Leicester attack in addition to them, not as replacements

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

                  And I forgot to add that they are weirdly cheaper than their Leicester counterparts, making them even more attractive

                  1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
                    • 3 Years
                    7 months, 22 days ago

                    +1

                    1. Big_Andy_GAWA
                      • 8 Years
                      7 months, 22 days ago

                      Cheers guys. Thing is, I had T.A. in my last draft before the first deadline and took him out. Been stubborn to put in since... 🙁

            4. britzdubb
              • 3 Years
              7 months, 22 days ago

              Please RMT with suggestions

              Ryan
              Vvd otamendi tomori
              Mane KdB Yarmo Jorginho
              Aguero Auba King

              Button Lund dendoncker Soyuncu

            5. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
              • 4 Years
              7 months, 22 days ago

              Auba rising tonight or not we think?

            6. LM00091
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              7 months, 22 days ago

              A)
              (3-4-3)
              Ryan / Button
              Pereria, TAA, Otamendi (Kelly, Lund)
              McGinn, Salah, KDB, Mount (Cantwell)
              Aguero, Pukki, Abraham

              or

              B)
              (3-4-3)
              Ryan / Button
              Pereria, TAA, Tomori (Kelly, Lund)
              McGinn, Salah, KDB, Mount (Cantwell)
              Aguero, C Wilson, Abraham

            7. Kung Fu Football
              • 5 Years
              7 months, 22 days ago

              On a WC? Ta.

              A - Abraham, Dendoncker, Lowton
              B - Jimenez, Guendouzi, Tomori

              1. JabbaWookiee
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                7 months, 22 days ago

                Neither are mouthwatering prospects. B if you must.

            8. JabbaWookiee
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              7 months, 22 days ago

              Evening all. 2 FTs. Which duo would you go for?

              A) Maddison and Wilson
              B) Yarmolenko and Vardy

              1. Atimis
                • 3 Years
                7 months, 22 days ago

                I’m probably aiming at A

                1. JabbaWookiee
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  7 months, 22 days ago

                  Cheers. Looking at a mini WC with Mane and Auba coming in too. Overhaul time. Been an absolute shocker so far. Might as well have some fun with it.

              2. FeverPitch
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                7 months, 22 days ago

                A

              3. Nuno
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                7 months, 22 days ago

                A

              4. Neves say Never
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                7 months, 22 days ago

                I’m on A but considering Vardy and Mahrez instead

                1. JabbaWookiee
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  7 months, 22 days ago

                  Enjoy. Can't afford that

                  1. Neves say Never
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    7 months, 22 days ago

                    On WC. Would require losing premium def (alonso, pereira or Robbo) to jelly or other jank. Hence on 1 atm

                    1. JabbaWookiee
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      7 months, 22 days ago

                      I'd have no hesitation in sacking off Alonso tbh

                      1. Neves say Never
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        7 months, 22 days ago

                        Yeah. It was Digne originally. He was first out. Then Ota went. LEI have a great run so maybe pereira maybe, but I’m still sore from owning him last season...

                      2. Neves say Never
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        7 months, 22 days ago

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

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

                        3-4-3

                        1. JabbaWookiee
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 5 Years
                          7 months, 22 days ago

                          I like 2

                          1. Neves say Never
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 1 Year
                            7 months, 21 days ago

                            Think I’m leaning that way too. Hence back to your original I think A

                            1. JabbaWookiee
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 5 Years
                              7 months, 21 days ago

                              Job done! Season should be easy now 😉

            9. Atimis
              • 3 Years
              7 months, 22 days ago

              Pukki Son to Wilson Mount -4 and get Maddy in place of Cantwell the week after ??

              Pope
              TAA/Ota/Tomori/Soy
              Mane/KDB/Son
              Auba/Abraham/Pukki

              Button/Cantwell/Lund/Hayden

            10. britzdubb
              • 3 Years
              7 months, 22 days ago

              Yarmo or Hudson-Odoi

              1. Atimis
                • 3 Years
                7 months, 22 days ago

                HO

                1. Riverside Red
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  7 months, 22 days ago

                  More like ho ho ho ..Yarmo best choice at present

              2. MidTableFantasy
                • 5 Years
                7 months, 22 days ago

                Yarmo

            11. MidTableFantasy
              • 5 Years
              7 months, 22 days ago

              G2G? Want Auba but would have to make a big sacrifice for him...

              Pope
              Soy TAA Rico/Lundy
              KDB Sterling Mane Mount
              Vardy Haller Abraham

              1. AndyCook
                  7 months, 22 days ago

                  Yeah looks good

              2. Eat my goal!
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                7 months, 22 days ago

                What to do with sterling - is he a good option anymore or does playing on the left limited his appeal?

                1. Garth Marenghi
                  • 4 Years
                  7 months, 22 days ago

                  I’m also questioning Sterling...I’m ultimately going to keep tho..I think.

                  1. Eat my goal!
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    7 months, 22 days ago

                    Not sure if he’s just been unlucky or the value is no longer there

                    1. Garth Marenghi
                      • 4 Years
                      7 months, 22 days ago

                      And with rotation, is he worth 12? Yeah idk, and for the next game guessing palace won’t be pushovers either at home, and considering they beat city last year in Manchester

                      1. Garth Marenghi
                        • 4 Years
                        7 months, 22 days ago

                        Having said that, still think I’ll keep for now, maybe if he blanks at palace...

                        1. Eat my goal!
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 1 Year
                          7 months, 22 days ago

                          Same but only as I need to build FT to shift - at least it allows for more examination

                          1. Garth Marenghi
                            • 4 Years
                            7 months, 22 days ago

                            Ha, that’s also part of it for me, my transfer this gw is spoken for, hopefully he changes my mind at palace.

                2. AndyCook
                    7 months, 22 days ago

                    His stats are not woeful, still gets in good positions and has done well in Europe but does occasionally go missing in a game or two. I’m on the fence too

                    1. AndyCook
                        7 months, 22 days ago

                        Thing is though Aubameyang doesn’t have the stats, Aguero is similar to Sterling and Mane and Salah seems a bit much as a pair so given the other options I would keep

                        1. Eat my goal!
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 1 Year
                          7 months, 22 days ago

                          Auba is getting the results tho

                          And you know Aguero will score most games but rotation becomes an issue even more so that he’s fit this year and wants to play CL

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

                      I was on Sterling semi-permacap until some minutes ago

                      I don't like how Pep is playing him now. Wide left, covering the flanks where the LB usually would. I think Pep made this tweak to suit Zinchencko's traits as a natural midfielder, as he's more likely to cut in and make a pass than run to the byline and cross, which Sterling can do better

                      Keeping Sterling though. I don't expect the tweak to last long term, especially with the other LB options lingering... And Pep does shift Sterling back to his more fruitful FPL position at some points in the game. Just not going to trust with captaincy for GW9. Might be back to him for GWs 10 and 11... Or just stick it on KDB

                      I hate how Pep's screwed with my "rotating permacap" plan with this tweak 🙁

                      1. Eat my goal!
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        7 months, 22 days ago

                        Maybe mendy will help sterling - just need for the team sheet to align

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

                          That's the problem

                          To cap Sterling, I need:
                          1. Mendy fit and starting
                          2. Zinch should have started the last game, making him less likely to start
                          3. Sterling starting
                          4. KDB starting
                          5. An opponent that won't park the bus

                          That's far too many stars aligning for me to trust for 4 GWs in a row with the captaincy. Especially with what Wilson, Tammy and Vardy are doing with consistency. I'd cap Sterling when it feels right again though, which could be as early as GW10

                          1. Garth Marenghi
                            • 4 Years
                            7 months, 22 days ago

                            Feel like a player that costs 12 million shouldn’t have so many factors in order to captain.

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

                              Selling him doesn't help my team in any way, so I'll keep for now

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

                                So that when the stars do align and he explodes, I'll get the points

                    3. Pro Pundit PUMPKINHEAD - ca…
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      7 months, 22 days ago

                      Apparently he's worse value than Kane this season. That's saying something.

                      Kun?

                      1. Eat my goal!
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        7 months, 22 days ago

                        Yeah kun is an option or auba

                        Can see sterling getting more game time than kun though now CL is in full swing

                  • Gazwaz80
                      7 months, 22 days ago

                      Hello everybody, new on her but have been following you all since last season

                      1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
                        • 3 Years
                        7 months, 22 days ago

                        Welcome!

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

                        *hugs*

                    • Gazwaz80
                        7 months, 22 days ago

                        Is Frazer a viable option for next gameweek?, cheers....

                        1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
                          • 3 Years
                          7 months, 22 days ago

                          Prefer Mount and Maddisson in that pricerange

                        2. AndyCook
                            7 months, 22 days ago

                            Doesn't seem to be a guaranteed starter right now, I would avoid

                          • Regin
                            • 2 Years
                            7 months, 22 days ago

                            who is frazer?

                        3. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
                          • 3 Years
                          7 months, 22 days ago

                          (RP) What would you do here?

                          1 FT 0.0 itb

                          Pope
                          TAA Soy Tomori
                          Sterling KDB Son Mount
                          Aguero (C) Abraham Pukki
                          ____
                          Button; Lundstram Kelly Hayden

                          I posted some options last time (the classic ABC), but would like to have a fresh set of eyes on how to improve the team. I will mention the least drastic one though: Pope + Pukki -> Gazzaniga + Jimenez -4 (but only if Lloris is out for a while)

                          Thanks

                          1. MidTableFantasy
                            • 5 Years
                            7 months, 22 days ago

                            Would almost do Aguero + Pukki > Auba + Vardy for a -4 if I were you but looks like you want to keep (K)un.

                            1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
                              • 3 Years
                              7 months, 22 days ago

                              Not an option unfortunately.. Not enough itb

                          2. AndyCook
                              7 months, 22 days ago

                              I’d sit on your free transfer with a view to swapping Pukki out next week along with Son after Watford

                              1. AndyCook
                                  7 months, 22 days ago

                                  Or if Aguero and Sterling still not doing it could take a -4 at that point and get something like Mane, Maddison, Vardy

                                  1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
                                    • 3 Years
                                    7 months, 22 days ago

                                    Could do Aguero + Pukki +Son -> Auba + Vardy + Mahrez... but would have to do it before Auba rises and for a -8... so that kind of eliminates that option. Priority is to get rid of Pukki as I see it. Not so much Son and Aguero. But one or both will prolly have to make way in order to do so

                                    1. AndyCook
                                        7 months, 22 days ago

                                        If you like Mahrez you could get Mahrez and Wilson for Son and Pukki. Son and Pukki to Maddison and Vardy would be the popular move on here I think if you like that. Then you can still always shuffle premiums next week

                                        1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
                                          • 3 Years
                                          7 months, 22 days ago

                                          That is not possible either. As I already have 3 MCI options

                                          1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
                                            • 3 Years
                                            7 months, 22 days ago

                                            Pukki + Son -> Vardy + Maddisson is though. But might as well do it for free next week instead then

                              2. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
                                • 4 Years
                                7 months, 22 days ago

                                Haven't seen much talk of it - but if there is a Bilva ban especially - are the sub premium city mids worth a wc spot?
                                Still holding Mahrez from the failed punt last week

                                1. AndyCook
                                    7 months, 22 days ago

                                    It appears a ban is quite unlikely which is why it hasn’t got that much attention in my opinion. Yes Mahrez looks good to me if a ban happens and arguably David Silva too

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

                                  Is double Lei defence an option (Soyuncu, Periera)?

                                  1. FOO FIGHTER
                                      7 months, 22 days ago

                                      Nope

                                    • Bring back Rafa
                                        7 months, 22 days ago

                                        In the short term Yes. Then after their great runs finishes you could ditch one depending on how they're looking

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

                                        I'm currently on this on my WC, but benching Soy for Rico

                                        Pereira becomes Tomori and Mahrez becomes KDB if KDB's announced fully fit before the deadline

                                      • Regin
                                        • 2 Years
                                        7 months, 22 days ago

                                        dont double up on any defense right now. not even or pool or city. spread the risk.

                                        1. Tamagotchi Massacre
                                          • 5 Years
                                          7 months, 22 days ago

                                          Can you explain how that works?

                                    • JamTart
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 1 Year
                                      7 months, 22 days ago

                                      On a WC:

                                      Pope / Button
                                      TAA / Ota / Tomori / Soyuncu / Rico
                                      Salah / KdB / Mount / Dendoncker / XXX
                                      Vardy / Abraham / XXX

                                      A - Wilson and 8.5 for a mid
                                      B - Auba and 5.4 for a mid
                                      C - A shake up to something I'm missing

                                      1. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
                                        • 4 Years
                                        7 months, 22 days ago

                                        Lose Ota and you could get a slightly better mid with B

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

                                        Got a very similar w/c team. Currently on Auba and have Mane instead of Salah.

                                        Drop Ota and Salah to get Maddison / Yarmalenko instead?

                                        1. JamTart
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 1 Year
                                          7 months, 22 days ago

                                          Think I might go Mane and Yarmo/Maddison to be honest. Cheers.

                                      3. Pro Pundit PUMPKINHEAD - ca…
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 10 Years
                                        7 months, 22 days ago

                                        No Mane ? Only one city attacker too

                                        Not for me but not bad otherwise

                                        1. JamTart
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 1 Year
                                          7 months, 22 days ago

                                          Good points.

                                          I guess it's Auba and KdB or Wilson and one of the "cheaper" city attackers with KdB.

                                          I just think with the fixtures Auba could be great value over Kun/Sterling. But then again SHU, CRY, WOL and LEI aren't the easiest on current forms and you'd have to expect Pep to start being more settled with starting Sterling and Kun to get the league form more stable.

                                          1. Pro Pundit PUMPKINHEAD - ca…
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 10 Years
                                            7 months, 22 days ago

                                            Yer, I look at the Arsnal fixtures and I see good defensive teams so it puts me off of Auba.

                                            I'm looking at the Kun Razza and KDB treble up. Looking at their games it maybe worth the rotation risk and leaves money in mid or attack to go back to pool after their tough run. It's important to remember price points too on a wc

                                    • Longlatini
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 2 Years
                                      7 months, 22 days ago

                                      Thoughts on Aguero out for a hit?

                                      Moves would be

                                      Aguero to Abraham

                                      Greenwood to C Wilson

                                      Have Sterling and Kdb

                                      1. Steve Bruces Goose is loose
                                          7 months, 22 days ago

                                          On current form and fixtures I'd say yes

                                          1. Regin
                                            • 2 Years
                                            7 months, 22 days ago

                                            i would get rid of sterling who is not worth 12m.

                                            He got a hattrick in GW1 & nothing great after that.

                                        • Steve Bruces Goose is loose
                                            7 months, 22 days ago

                                            Otherwise you have one forward who rarely plays and another who will be rotated. And you have plenty of city cover.

                                            1. Longlatini
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • 2 Years
                                              7 months, 22 days ago

                                              Cheers mate

                                        • Naby K8a
                                          • 4 Years
                                          7 months, 22 days ago

                                          Let me leave you with this stat to ponder. The last 50 PL goals Liverpool have scored, Salah only has nine of them

                                          1. Eriksen Maestro
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 2 Years
                                            7 months, 22 days ago

                                            Wow what about Mane

                                          2. HMC
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 9 Years
                                            7 months, 22 days ago

                                            Source? So Bobby and Mane would have around 25-30 max between them. Surprised others would make up 10+
                                            Does seem low on salah

                                            1. AndyCook
                                                7 months, 22 days ago

                                                League cup and such like, Alexander-Arnold, Van Dijk, Wijnaldum get the odd goal, Milner penalties, odd own goal..

                                                1. HMC
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  • 9 Years
                                                  7 months, 22 days ago

                                                  He did say PL goals which is why I was surprised

                                            2. liner
                                              • 3 Years
                                              7 months, 22 days ago

                                              So one player has almost 20% of scored goals out of whole squad of 25 players? And thats bad?? And so, how many assists out of rest 41 goals??

                                            3. Regin
                                              • 2 Years
                                              7 months, 22 days ago

                                              thats why i sold salah for mane.

                                              i briefly had both but wrongly sold mane to get in kdb in gw 4 instead of salah

                                          3. Eriksen Maestro
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 2 Years
                                            7 months, 22 days ago

                                            For anyone wondering...

                                            Jimenez will NOT be part of Mexicos two games over intl break 🙂

                                            Welcome to my team Raul

                                            1. Pro Pundit PUMPKINHEAD - ca…
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • 10 Years
                                              7 months, 22 days ago

                                              Mmmm

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

                                              Wolves fixtures excellent too

                                          4. mlm
                                            • 1 Year
                                            7 months, 22 days ago

                                            A) Wilson + Maddison
                                            B) Vardy + McGinn

                                            1. Steve Bruces Goose is loose
                                                7 months, 22 days ago

                                                A

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

                                              If on a WC..is the Spurs replacement goalie a good choice for 4.4M, Or just stick with Pope? I'm chasing in my ML

                                              1. AYLD28
                                                • 4 Years
                                                7 months, 22 days ago

                                                I think he’s a very good choice, on a wildcard I would

                                              2. Garth Marenghi
                                                • 4 Years
                                                7 months, 22 days ago

                                                If on WC might be worth a punt, however you’ll see how that turned out with mixed results with Adrian. Wouldn’t spend a ft on it.

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

                                                  Cheers guys I'm gonna go for it

                                              3. Pro Pundit PUMPKINHEAD - ca…
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                • 10 Years
                                                7 months, 22 days ago

                                                I'm going with him too

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

                                                i am thinking of getting in gazza in addiiton to pope in the near future.

                                                adrian to gazza

                                            3. AYLD28
                                              • 4 Years
                                              7 months, 22 days ago

                                              Any arsenal fans on here be able to shed light on Pepe? Has he been bad, unlucky, getting unfair stick?

                                              I have Son and after Watford I have an opening in my midfield for a sub 9.9 mid...

                                              Arsenal fixtures: Cry (H), Wolves (H), Leicester (A), Sou (H), Nor (A), Brighton (H), West Ham (A)

                                              1. Garth Marenghi
                                                • 4 Years
                                                7 months, 22 days ago

                                                I’d hold off for now still. You could get Saka at 4.5 and have about the same chance of getting a return.

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

                                                  Is Saka nailed?

                                                  1. EMBOLOFAN
                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                    • 1 Year
                                                    7 months, 22 days ago

                                                    not with lacazette returning imminently

                                                  2. Garth Marenghi
                                                    • 4 Years
                                                    7 months, 22 days ago

                                                    No, sorry yeah don’t think so, as user below said, once Laca is back it’s a different story. So maybe a week or two he might get, Emery might give Auba a rest once laca is back, so he could get a game then too.

                                                2. AYLD28
                                                  • 4 Years
                                                  7 months, 22 days ago

                                                  I’m not taking son out this week but it was just a wondering as he’s owned by 3% so could be a huge differential

                                              2. EMBOLOFAN
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                • 1 Year
                                                7 months, 22 days ago

                                                he looks short of confidence, wants more time on the ball to make decisions than the premier league typically allows. not lacking in opportunities to be involved in goals, but lacking in quality. arsenal and spurs both lagging quite far behind last seasons output in terms of chances created and so on. £9.9m is a lot of money

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

                                                I'd rather have a rotating City mid or Maddison

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

                                                he is worth 7 or 7.5 max, overpriced

                                                1. jtreble
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  • 3 Years
                                                  7 months, 22 days ago

                                                  Agree badly mispriced.

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

                                              Score predictions for Man Utd vs Liverpool?

                                              1. Garth Marenghi
                                                • 4 Years
                                                7 months, 22 days ago

                                                3-1 Liverpool

                                              2. Warby84
                                                • 4 Years
                                                7 months, 22 days ago

                                                0-1

                                              3. EMBOLOFAN
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                • 1 Year
                                                7 months, 22 days ago

                                                could very easily be 0-0

                                              4. Balls of Steel
                                                • 4 Years
                                                7 months, 22 days ago

                                                Scoreline depends a lot on what United players come back fit after the IB... as in how many Liverpool put past us, 0-3!

                                              5. Regin
                                                • 2 Years
                                                7 months, 22 days ago

                                                0-2

                                            5. PepSala
                                              • 4 Years
                                              7 months, 22 days ago

                                              Wildcard team G2G ?

                                              Gazzani (Spurs back up)
                                              Robbo TAA Soyuncu Rico
                                              Mane Sterling KDB Maddison
                                              Wilson Tammy

                                              Button. Saka Lundstram Connolly