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Erik Pieters had to be withdrawn at Turf Moor on Saturday afternoon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. TeddiPonza
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Would you wildcard this:

    Pope BUTTON
    Tomori Rico Lundy VVD HANLEY
    Mount Dendo YARMO STERLING SALAH
    Tammy PUKKI KUN

    to this

    Pope MCGOVERN
    Tomori Rico Lundy TAA SOYUNCU
    Mount Dendo KDB MAHREZ MANE
    Tammy AUBA JIMENEZ

    Thanks

    1. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Yes, but Vardy + Tammy over Auba + Jimenez

      If the remaining funds can get you Pereira for Soy, then you'll be very close to my WC team 😀

      1. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Vardy + Wilson, sorry

      2. PepSala
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        I want pereira over Soyuncu so bad I just can't find a way to fit him in

        1. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Easy. Mahrez to Madders

    2. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 13 days ago

      i think kdb in place of aguero is probably a good move but doable in 2 transfers. taa over vvd is nice but not urgent. the rest is sideways.

  2. PepSala
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Sorry got bottomed out..

    Would you change anything in this WC team? (I'm sticking with double pool def)

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

    Button. Saka Lundstram Connolly

    1. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Spurs and West Ham's defensive stats were crappy even before their main keepers got injured. Avoid

      Saka is a pending transfer once Laca is fit. Could work for now though

      Keeping Robbo is locking you from Mount. Not sure how much of an advantage that gives you, if not a disadvantage... But that's your decision, so yeah 🙂

      1. PepSala
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Cheers man good notes. So I should stick with Pope then..I have 0.1 ITB so it's possible. Thing is I'm chasing in my mini league and everyone has Pope

        1. EMBOLOFAN
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 13 days ago

          you'll be chasing even more if you choose a worse keeper. gw10 and 11 dont look good for gaza

  3. marzo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Can afford to take a chance or two as still have the WC.
    1. Salah + Pukki -> Maddison + Aubameyang (1.4m).
    2. Salah + Wickham-> Maddison + Wilson/Vardy. (2.1m/1.0m).
    3. Other- WC etc.

    Pope.
    VVD, Otamendi, Robbo.
    Cantwell, Mount, KDB, Sterling, Salah.
    Abraham, Pukki.
    Button, Lundstram, A Smith, Wickham.
    2ft- 0.1m ITB.

    1. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 13 days ago

      i'd consider downgrading vvd or robbo and upgrading smith. would be considering pereira, digne, boly, soyuncu, tomori

  4. wattonjack
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    A) Greenwood > Vardy FT
    B) Salah + Greenwood > KDB + Auba -4
    C) Greenwood + Pukki > Vardy + Jiménez -4

    1. Boberella
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      You have enough ITB to do Greenwood to Vardy?
      A then.

      1. Boberella
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Or C with Wilson instead of Jimi

        1. britzdubb
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          A

  5. Bakra
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    My only good call this season has been to have Nick Pope as my permanent goalkeeper

    1. PepSala
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Was gonna get rid on my WC for Spurs back up goalie .. your comment made doubt myself

      1. David Lo Pan
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Gazza plays for Spurs, not really an option atm despite low price

    2. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 13 days ago

      same but fixtures turn now. there's a lack of good options in general though

    3. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Thought of this recently

      There's a lot of FPL gloom around during this international break. Might be healthy to commend self for the (few) things you've got right so far 🙂

    4. DantheManinaPan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      How does it feel that my Henderson permapick has me one point higher 😎

  6. Mr_Barbs
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    A) Wildcard
    B) VVD & Pukki > Soy & Vardy (-4)
    C) VVD & Saka > Soy & Mount (-4)

    Pope, Button
    TAA, VVD, Otamendi, Aurier, Lundstram
    Salah, Sterling, KDB, Cantwell, Saka
    Pukki, Abraham, Greenwood

    1. Mr_Barbs
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Or D) Salah & Greenwood > Vardy & Mount (-4)

  7. HellasLEAF
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Wilson or King

    1. Kay317
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Wilson

      1. HellasLEAF
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        It just annoys me that King is on penos. Prefer Wilson obviously but bit pricier. Tough call.

    2. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 13 days ago

      the one who isnt playing left mid

    3. jtreble
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      King potentially better value (like last year). Tough call.

  8. Captain Beefheart
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Contemplating Kane to Auba, but little man on my shoulder is saying "are you mad, Kane home against Watford is captain heaven", any thoughts?

    1. Balls of Steel
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      I would hold against Watford at home despite the constant urge

      1. Captain Beefheart
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Cheers

    2. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 13 days ago

      not convinced he's the best captaincy option but sheffield united away isn't likely to be fun for auba

      1. Captain Beefheart
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Ta

    3. fgdu
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      keep for sure

      1. Captain Beefheart
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Ye think I will, getting rid prior to Watford could be costly, if he gets a couple of goals he'll be the next bandwagon, if you don't keep him against Watford then who, thanks.

  9. rdpx
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    2FT and thinking of either

    A. Cleaning up cheap seats: bringing in Traore and Boly for Noble and Vestergaard

    B. Cleaning expensive seats:
    Bringing in Auba and Mount for Sterling and Pukki

  10. Balls of Steel
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    So does everyone feel that the Pukki party is finally over?

    1. rdpx
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      I think so but it's hard because I want him to do well so am I denial

    2. Kay317
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 13 days ago

      You never know, when all Norwich's players are all back fit he might start scoring again. They'll struggle in every game at the mo I reckon which means he'll struggle.

    3. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 13 days ago

      not but i didn't expect him to score 45 goals this season

    4. the dom 1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      I got rid of him after this last GW. Upgraded to Vardy

  11. Regin
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    isnt it great that LIV have finally won their first PL title in the Premier League era?

    Steven Gerard must be the most relieved man after his slip cost LIV the title a few years ago?

    Everything going their way, last minute penalty, man city stunned vs a tired Wolves side at home.

    If LIV throw this away, Klopp will go to back to Germany & Salah, Mane & Firmino will play in La Liga or join some other PL team.

    1. Kay317
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 13 days ago

      There are 30 games left. With all the cups and champs league thrown in the mix. Way too early to say the titles Liverpool's

    2. Cpt Crunch Scott talent
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      A win in gw12 and I think it’s a done deal, not before

      1. Cpt Crunch Scott talent
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        long term injuries on key players like Salah, Firmino or VvD could of course mess things up

        1. Regin
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          the same can be said of kdb. With LIV winning the CL, I think they now have the 'mentality' to win the PL.

  12. kysersosa
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    2FT but I'm actually quite happy with this team:

    Pope
    Ota, Soy, Tomori
    Son, Sterling, KDB, Mount
    Pukki, Aub, Abraham

    Button, Cantwell, Diop, Lundstram.

    Obviously KDB will come out if still injured, but otherwise Im thinking of leaving alone.

    1. Kay317
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Yea GTG. Maybe pukki out if he blanks again. Or switch him to Wilson if you can afford it?

      1. kysersosa
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        I think either way he’ll go after next week, as will Son. Likely son and Pukki to Vardy and Maddison.

  13. SoapAFC
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Digne - Soyunco
      Pukki - Abraham
      ??

      1. SoapAFC
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Bought pukki at 6.7 so make 0.2 in selling him

          1. EMBOLOFAN
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 13 days ago

            i'd quite like to have all 4

            1. SoapAFC
                1 month, 13 days ago

                But which two do you prefer? 😛

                1. EMBOLOFAN
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 13 days ago

                  i'm implying that i'd probably sell someone else to get these two. at a push i'd probably rather have soy and tammy but it's close

          2. 007 [RoboKlopp]
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            Yes

            1. SoapAFC
                1 month, 13 days ago

                Thanks!

          3. PepSala
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            My last debate on my WC: tough one!

            A) Soyuncu, Pieters*, Mount, Gazzani
            B) Pereira, Matip*, Saka, Ryan/Pope

            1. Kay317
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 month, 13 days ago

              A because of Mount tbh.
              Prefer pope and Pereira with him though

          4. EMBOLOFAN
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 13 days ago

            one thing a lot of the stat types overlook at this point in the season is the relative difficulty of fixtures that have already been played. everton have only played once against the top 6 so far, whereas leicester have played 4 of the top 6 already (with 3 of those games coming away from home). this is going to have quite a drastic effect on numbers both at team and player level.

            anyway, for anyone interested, tim bayer's come up with a good model for normalising xG and xGC relative to the strength of opponents played against so far. small sample at the moment but going to be good i think.

            https://public.tableau.com/profile/timbayer#!/vizhome/PremierLeague1920NormalisingExpectedGoals/Dashboard1?publish=yes

            1. COK3Y5MURF - Unbelievable J…
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 13 days ago

              Stopped reading when it said Man United were currently the strongest defending team.

              1. EMBOLOFAN
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 13 days ago

                in terms of xGC they are. they've conceded hardly any big chances and aren't giving away soft goals

          5. Atwood
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            Time to wildcard, yes or no?

            Pope
            VVD - PVA - Zinchenko - Soyuncu
            McGinn - Salah - Sterling - James
            Aguero - Pukki

            Button - Rico - Hayden - Greenwood

            1. EMBOLOFAN
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 13 days ago

              how many ft

              1. Atwood
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 13 days ago

                1

                1. EMBOLOFAN
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 13 days ago

                  tempted to say no but PVA and zinch are an immediate problem

                  1. Atwood
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 13 days ago

                    James isn't doing anything either.

                    1. EMBOLOFAN
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 13 days ago

                      shoots constantly and costs next to nothing. he's not a big problem

            2. 007 [RoboKlopp]
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 13 days ago

              Yes

          6. LM00091
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 13 days ago

            Got two FT, what do you guys think about this switch up?

            Otamendi >> Tomori
            Pukki >> C Wilson

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

            1. fgdu
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 13 days ago

              wilson good, i don't rate tomori as a pick but i think im in the minority there!

            2. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 13 days ago

              Pretty good imo. Prefer Vardy over Wilson. But that's just a luxury

            3. EMBOLOFAN
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 13 days ago

              i wouldn't consider selling otamendi before gw12 unless it was to accommodate another city player

            4. Kay317
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 month, 13 days ago

              I've pretty much just done the same move. Wilson has two great fixtures coming up.
              Only concern is that pukki is still very highly owned so if he does find form again I'll suffer.

              1. fgdu
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 13 days ago

                yeah you'll only suffer for a max of one game week though, so overall you'll probably be fine

          7. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            With the news, that Jimenez will not take part in Mexico's games over the IB, does Pope + Pukki -> Gazzaniga + Jimenez -4 sound decent?

            Would obviously only do it Lloris is out long term. I know Spurs are shambles of late. But a GK from a(former) top 4 side priced at 4.4 is surely a good pick none the less? He just have to keep up with the likes of Pope, Henderson and Ryan? I can't imagine Spurs not bouncing back.

            1. EMBOLOFAN
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 13 days ago

              not for a hit

            2. Eriksen Maestro
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 13 days ago

              Lloris out for rest of 2019...avoid Spurs mate keep Pope

          8. Regin
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            can anyone explain to me why sterling is still owned by 38.4% of FPL Managers. And absolutely everyone in this website seem to have sterling in their team, even in their WC team?

            after GW1, his scores are 6,8,3,2,0,7,2

            Is this worth 12m?

            Do people actually watch football here? If yes, it is very clear, he is playing way too wide on the left side trying desperately to play the Sane role, doesnt get any tap ins bcoz well, he is way to wide & he spends all his playing time near the throw-in line.

            29.4% of people own Kun, yet hardly anyone here seems to have Kun, who despite his blank is a far superior player, always in the box, on penalties, rotation with jesus is overhyped.

            Which concludes that people here just follow the same boring template.

            the same goes with salah vs mane.

            1. 007 [RoboKlopp]
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 13 days ago

              Yes, have not decide between Raz and Kun

            2. Kay317
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 month, 13 days ago

              Salah and Mane are only 2 points apart overall. Not sure it's the same as comparing aguero and sterling.

            3. EMBOLOFAN
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 13 days ago

              his underlying numbers are better than last year and there's no immediate reason to expect that he won't revert to similar conversion rate. the "far superior" player didn't manage to outscore him last season iirc

              1. Kay317
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                1 month, 13 days ago

                I agree that Aguero looks more dangerous than sterling from want I've seen so far this season. That's why I switched to aguero weeks ago. Feel more confident in him returning

                1. EMBOLOFAN
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 13 days ago

                  i'm not sure you understood my post

                  1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 13 days ago

                    😀

                  2. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 13 days ago

                    prolly a reply fail.. not sure how one could misunderstand what you just wrote

                  3. Kay317
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    1 month, 13 days ago

                    I was responding to original post, not yours.

              2. Regin
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 13 days ago

                last year sterling was on the 'right wing' theoretically but since sane played LW and provided a lot of width, Sterling was practically a center forward like Kun. Last year, a bulk of his goals were tap ins like Ronaldoesque bcoz he was much more central.

                This year, no Mendy, no Sane, so he is like a LW.

                Ideally Pep should play Mahrez on the left & Sterling on the right if he wants Sterling at his best. or play 4-1-3-2 with

                either silva- kdb- mahrez

                kun- sterling

            4. MeatPieSausageRoll
                1 month, 13 days ago

                What utter nonsense

                1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 13 days ago

                  It's not nonsense. Sterling do play too wide. But his point is just over exaggerated. Could be circumstantial, could be Pep trying new things.

                  I still think Sterling is an excellent option though

                  1. EMBOLOFAN
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 13 days ago

                    his mins per goal, mins per attempt, mins per touch in penalty area are all up on last season

                    1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 13 days ago

                      He still plays too wide. I'm not talking about his stats, but his movement. He could get into better positions if he wasn't out wide that often. I'm not saying Regin is on point here, just that Sterling plays too wide and that he is right about that. Hence to ''some extent'' in my post below

                      1. EMBOLOFAN
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        1 month, 13 days ago

                        not sure how many different ways there are to tell you that he's spending more time in the box than last season

                        1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
                          • 2 Years
                          1 month, 13 days ago

                          He is not. The stats shows TOUCHES in the box. Not how often he positions him self in the box hence ''movement'' and ''positioning''. I'm confident a heatmap would back this up.

                          1. EMBOLOFAN
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 1 Year
                            1 month, 13 days ago

                            it doesn't. him being in the box without touching the ball isn't something you should be concerned about

                            1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
                              • 2 Years
                              1 month, 13 days ago

                              Now this is nonsense. Of course it matters! If your not in the box, your not gonna be at the end of KDB's crosses for instance. Of course it matters. What are you on about? The more he is in the box, the higher the chance is for him to score a goal.

                              1. EMBOLOFAN
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 1 Year
                                1 month, 13 days ago

                                what you require from sterling are shots, involvement with ball inside box and chances created. taken as a whole he's outperforming last seasons numbers. simple as that.

                                1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
                                  • 2 Years
                                  1 month, 13 days ago

                                  There are plenty of variables your overlooking. Movement and positioning is key as well as explained above. How he ''touches'' the ball in the box matters as well. Did he dribble from out wide into the box and lost the ball? Where in the box did his touches stemp from? A scoring position or not?

                                  Do you watch football or you just look at stats?

                    2. Double Treble
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 13 days ago

                      Doubt about it. U can say that if u look at the data inclide gw 1. He play as top striker, centreforward that week as Aguero not match fit enough.

                      The last few weeks, he sometimea get into dangerous position but not to much

                      1. EMBOLOFAN
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        1 month, 13 days ago

                        his touches in the box GW1 were below his season average

                        1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
                          • 2 Years
                          1 month, 13 days ago

                          Yet he scored three goals.. should tell you that stats can be misguiding. His movement and positioning in that game was brilliant.

                    3. Regin
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 13 days ago

                      did u also notice that sterling doesnt have a single assist this season?

                      1. EMBOLOFAN
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        1 month, 13 days ago

                        his mins per chance created has dropped off from 48 to 42. much like xG, expect reversion to previous conversion rate unless good reason to believe otherwise

              • FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 13 days ago

                It all made sense to some extent until the Salah vs Mane comment. Not similar to the Aguero vs Sterling debate at all.

                Salah on pens, occassionally on corners as well, argueably more selfish than Mane, more shots etc.

                Do agree that Sterling plays too wide though. But I also believe this will change when Mendy gets more regular playing time. I still own Sterling. But if the trend continues the next few weeks, I will shift Sterling out for Salah or Mane for sure.

                1. Regin
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 13 days ago

                  dont think mendy will be a regular this season, he will be in & out of the team due to his constant injuries.. cancelo, zinchenko, angelino & even laporte (if fit) can play LB.

                  Salah vs Mane a different topic really. but Mane looks more sharp.

              • Lingard’s Shin Guards
                  1 month, 13 days ago

                  Agree

                  Watched a few of videos of Pep talking about his tactics and he always talks about players staying in position, specifically, his wingers hugging the touch line to create space for other players

                  1. Double Treble
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 13 days ago

                    Any on youtube? I want to watch that too. Last season, Sterling still a winger but get to dangerous position many times.

                    Last few matchs, i agree he playing too wide because opponent park the aeroplane, submarine and a few tanks.

                    Have Aguero, think to get some fund for Maddy or Vardy.

                • ItOnlyTook9Years
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 13 days ago

                  With Sterling he's a proven FPL asset so difficult to justify selling when you know he's gonna come good.

                  Having said that, I am getting rid on WC this week.

              • Eriksen Maestro
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 13 days ago

                Pick one for next 5 GWs:

                A) Haller
                B) Jimenez
                C) Wilson

                1. fgdu
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 13 days ago

                  wilson!

                2. Kay317
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  1 month, 13 days ago

                  C

                3. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 13 days ago

                  Wilson if money no object. Followed by Jimenez.

                4. EMBOLOFAN
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 13 days ago

                  wilson for points, haller for value

                5. El Fenomeno R9
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 13 days ago

                  C

              • ddfc
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 13 days ago

                1. VVD Pukki >> Soyuncu Vardy
                2. Digne Pukki >> Soyuncu Wilson
                3. Robertson Pukki >> Pereira Wilson
                4. Digne Greenwood >> Chambers King

                Thanks

                1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 13 days ago

                  1 or 2.. prolly one. Don't expect too many CS from Pool with the said fixtures. Rather rely on Digne attacking returns. But would prolly get rid of bothVVD and Digne to free up cash

                2. El Fenomeno R9
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 13 days ago

                  2

                3. dunas_dog
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 13 days ago

                  1 was my move

              • Atwood
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 13 days ago

                I've seen people make a load of transfers, and then activate the wildcard the day before the gameweek. What's the point in doing that instead of just activating it earlier?

                1. EMBOLOFAN
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 13 days ago

                  there isn't one. don't worry about it

                  1. Atwood
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 13 days ago

                    Ah ok, thought it was something to do with price changes

                    1. Cpt Crunch Scott talent
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 13 days ago

                      Spot on.

                2. Kay317
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  1 month, 13 days ago

                  Does it make any difference? Some will make 3 transfers then unless they need to make any more by the end of the int break they'll take a hit instead of using their wild card. If more issues arise they'll wild card.

                  1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 13 days ago

                    +1

                3. ItOnlyTook9Years
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 13 days ago

                  WC transfers don't affect price changes I believe, so in a very small way it could make a slight difference

                  1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 13 days ago

                    Never really thought of this actually. Could be a way to ''help'' the players rise in price.

                4. fgdu
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 13 days ago

                  you get to keep the profits you make from buying/selling the players

              • El Fenomeno R9
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 13 days ago

                When RLC is back,which player is in danger(CHO/Mount) ?

                1. Double Treble
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 13 days ago

                  Of course Mount nailed. Most nailed.

                2. EMBOLOFAN
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 13 days ago

                  neither

              • ItOnlyTook9Years
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 13 days ago

                Do you think there will be any double risers this gw?

                1. Kay317
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  1 month, 13 days ago

                  Possible but it slows down a bit in int break usually doesn't it?

                2. EMBOLOFAN
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 13 days ago

                  mane

                  1. ItOnlyTook9Years
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 13 days ago

                    Yeah, I want to keep him though 🙂

                    1. Kay317
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      1 month, 13 days ago

                      Maybe Tammy or mount?

                      1. ItOnlyTook9Years
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 13 days ago

                        Seems the days of making money on a WC week are long gone

                        1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
                          • 2 Years
                          1 month, 13 days ago

                          I made loads in gw3 when people were not hit advert...

                          People in GW3: ''Don't wildcard just take a few hits to sort it out''

                          Me now: ''TV 104.00 now'' (a lot came from the wc3 in gw3)

                3. the dom 1
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 13 days ago

                  Hope so

                4. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 13 days ago

                  Vardy perhaps.. and Mount/Tammy

              • 007 [RoboKlopp]
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 13 days ago

                Please rate my Kun draft

                Pope, Button
                TAA, Soy, Lundy, Rico, Kelly
                Mane, KDB, Maddy, Mount, Donk
                Kun, Vardy, Tammy

                Vardy -> Wilson and strengthen defense?
                Cheers.

                1. Kay317
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  1 month, 13 days ago

                  Yea I'd probably go for wilson and strengthen at the back a bit

                2. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 13 days ago

                  Seems like a good idea yeah. But if Kelly keeps starting, a one out of three with Lundy, Rico and Kelly could work

              • StingRay
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 13 days ago

                Do you think Dunk is a good potentially cheap defender who will score points and save me potentially 0.9 Mon which l cud put towards getting Abraham in and Pukki out.

                1. EMBOLOFAN
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 13 days ago

                  yeah but prefer burn, tomori, soyuncu

                  1. Kay317
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    1 month, 13 days ago

                    Agree, soy and Tomori better options if you can afford it

                2. Kay317
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  1 month, 13 days ago

                  Depends on rest of your defence. He's doing ok and gets a few attacking returns every now and then , just don't expect many clean sheets!

                3. Bring back Rafa
                    1 month, 13 days ago

                    I think Webster looks pretty good if u wanna save some coin. Not sure if he's totally nailed with Duffy lurking but I've been fairly impressed

                4. FortunesAlwaysHiding
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 13 days ago

                  Guys, a long way off I know, but in a draft league game, stakes are high in getting players in. Is it worth bringing in David Brooks and Sane now whilst they are still available?

                  1. Kay317
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    1 month, 13 days ago

                    Sane's way off being ready, waste of a space imo. Not sure when brooks is due back but don't think you'll be fighting off the competition to get him in your team anyway

                5. HMC
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 13 days ago

                  Are Salah owners keeping him or shifting to Mane?
                  Would -4 to bring in Periera pay off in the next 4-5 weeks?

                  looking at Salah-Digne-Pukki to Mane-Periera-Jimenez -8, keeping wc intact
                  next target would be to bring in Trent soon but currently priced out

                  1. Bring back Rafa
                      1 month, 13 days ago

                      I'm not. I don't think it's worth a trade to be honest. If I was on a WC I probably would though. The problem with chopping and changing 2 players from the same team, it seems you.always end up with the one not smashing it

                      1. HMC
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        1 month, 13 days ago

                        yep i do agree. was actually thinking to get Mane off wc and if it backfires use wc to reverse. anyway will try avoid this for now

                    • FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 13 days ago

                      Prolly not possible, but if you can, just do Digne + Pukki -> Jim + Pereira?

                      A -8 seems like a tad to much imo.

                      1. HMC
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        1 month, 13 days ago

                        fair points from all. i'm 0.2 short on the -4 so was purely moving Salah to Mane to fund this. Guess the potential for him to miss the united game through injury is worrying as well

                    • Kay317
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      1 month, 13 days ago

                      Ditching Salah could backfire. I certainly wouldn't take a -8 to get rid of him.

                      1. HMC
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        1 month, 13 days ago

                        I do want jimenez and can't afford periera without moving salah. perhaps Soyuncu instead for Digne which leaves me 1.2 itb for Trent future upgrade?

                  2. StingRay
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 13 days ago

                    I've got my concerns about Sterling.

                    What with his price dropping, being played out on the left, not being 100% nailed on for every game, Man City's poor play atm and a price of 12mln.

                    If l take out Sterling, l can make x3 good transfers. l can transfer in Maddy, Mount, Abraham and Robertson.

                    Due you tho this a solid punt?

                    1. Kay317
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      1 month, 13 days ago

                      Depends if you have any other city attackers?

                    2. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 13 days ago

                      You need to elaborate what tranfers your making. Otherwise it's pretty hard to say wether it's a solid punt or not. By the looks of it your taking a -8. That does not bode well in my book

                      1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 13 days ago

                        a -8 by the very least*

                  3. Bring back Rafa
                      1 month, 13 days ago

                      Please excuse my ignorance but what do people mean when they say Sterling stuck out.on the left. Isn't that where he always plays? Am.i missing something?

                      1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 13 days ago

                        That he doesn't get in the box enough. The more he gets in the box, the higher chance he has of scoring a goal.

                        We're not speaking of his position as a ''LW'' on the team chart, but of his positioning and movement in game.

                        Mane and Salah are both classified as wingers for instance. But they get in the box often.

                        1. Bring back Rafa
                            1 month, 13 days ago

                            Ok, cheers for clearing that up