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Scout Notes

Form and fixtures aligning for Chelsea’s value-for-money attacking assets

Southampton 1-4 Chelsea

  • Goals: Danny Ings (£5.9m) | Tammy Abraham (£7.7m), Mason Mount (£6.8m), N’Golo Kante (£5.0m), Michy Batshuayi (£6.6m)
  • Assists: Yan Valery (£4.8m) | Callum Hudson-Odoi (£5.9m), Willian (£7.0m), Marcos Alonso (£6.2m), Christian Pulisic (£7.2m)
  • Bonus: Willian x3, Abraham x2, Batshuayi x1

Chelsea may be a work in progress and not without their issues but the Blues are fast becoming one of the more attractive teams from a Fantasy perspective, certainly in attack.

Frank Lampard’s side are, along with Liverpool and Manchester City, in the top three for big chances, attempts on goal, shots in the box, efforts on target and, most crucial of all, actual goals scored this season.

Not since the opening day of the campaign has the west London club failed to score and they are averaging just under three goals per match in the last six Gameweeks, with Sunday’s 4-1 rout of Southampton the latest success story.

Chelsea’s attacking assets are offering not just points but value for money.

Not a single Blues player started this season priced higher than £7.5m, while Mason Mount (£6.8m) and Tammy Abraham (£7.7m) are first and second among midfielders and forwards respectively for points per million spent in 2019/20.

This was another enjoyable day for owners of both players, with Abraham producing a brilliant lob to open the scoring and Mount doubling Chelsea’s advantage soon after when racing onto a Willian (£7.0m) pass to fire past Angus Gunn (£4.5m).

There could have been further returns, with Mount screwing horribly wide when teed up by Abraham and the latter ignored by Callum Hudson-Odoi (£5.9m) when unguarded six yards out in the second half.

It wasn’t just their attacking returns that made this an encouraging afternoon, with a strutting Abraham causing Southampton plenty of problems and Mount unsurprisingly looking much more of a goal threat when deployed as a number ten rather than out on the left wing or further back in midfield.

Lampard said of Abraham after full-time:

When people are in good form, things happen for them. It comes from how Tammy has handled himself all season, from pre-season, from early season when people were questioning him in different ways, and the work ethic behind the scenes that gets him in such good nick.

He’s not just an incredible handful for defenders, with his running, holding the ball up and good feet; he’s getting the goals which is brilliant for him.

I trusted in Tammy at the start of the season. I felt it was his time to come back to Chelsea. He also has Oli Giroud, a World Cup winner, and Michy Batshuayi, a top-class Premier League striker, and he has made the position his own in the short term.

He has to keep that going because competition is key. Over the course of the season, we will need everybody, but he deserves the great week he has had and the great season he is having. I’ll keep on him because I want more.

Abraham trudged off gingerly late in the game but the Chelsea boss added:

He’s fine. He took a bang on the back of the knee, but I think he wanted a round of applause!

These two players need no introduction, of course, and each currently sits in more than 33% of FPL squads following their early-season exploits.

Might Hudson-Odoi offer us a differential third route into the Chelsea attack, though?

The young winger, playing in his preferred left-wing role, caught the eye here and supplied the assist for Abraham’s goal, also going close to scoring himself when firing at Gunn’s legs just after half-time.

Selected by just 0.9% of Fantasy bosses at the time of writing, Hudson-Odoi is a tempting option given that Chelsea sit top of our Season Ticker over the next four Gameweeks and have some appetising fixtures beyond that.

The Blues’ bloated squad is the main issue, of course, and with the likes of Ross Barkley (£5.6m), Christian Pulisic (£7.2m) and Pedro (£6.9m) waiting in the wings, the risk of rotation is an obvious one.

Having said that, Lampard has shown commendable loyalty to some of his ‘favourites’, with Mount an ever-present starter in the league, Abraham making the line-up in the last six Gameweeks and even Willian handed four successive 90-minute run-outs since his return from injury.

The Chelsea head coach’s trust in youth may also be to Hudson-Odoi’s advantage.

Lampard said of Hudson-Odoi’s performance:

He did well. It was a great assist for Tammy’s goal, a great ball. His work-rate was good, he stayed tight to the midfield and released himself to the full-back. It was all the things I want from the wingers.

He could have got a goal, he got in behind a few times where he can be lethal. That’s where I want him.

He can get better. He has had a serious injury so fitness has been a bit of an issue, and looking after him. Now he’s showing he’s getting towards proper match fitness.

Willian deserves an honourable mention for his man-of-the-match display down the right flank, teeing up not only Mount for his goal but also Hudson-Odoi for his aforementioned big chance too.

Lampard said of the Brazilian:

Willian was the standout today, without a doubt. If you wanted to show our wingers what we want from them, we would show them a video of his work ethic today, and his quality and burst of pace on the ball.

In the last four or five games he has been our best player. It’s a great thing to say when you have got players who are examples on the pitch around these young boys.

Chelsea’s defence have made strides in recent weeks following their early-season struggles but this was another match without a clean sheet (they only have one to their name this season) and Fikayo Tomori (£4.7m) was not his usual composed self, almost gifting Danny Ings (£5.9m) a goal with a slack backpass on the stroke of half-time – the excellent Jorginho (£5.0m) getting back to clear the Southampton striker’s goalbound shot.

The Saints’ goal was a weak one from a Chelsea perspective, too, with Yan Valery (£4.8m) waltzing past six players and teeing up Ings via a fortuitous deflection off Kurt Zouma (£4.7m).

The Blues’ boss said after the game:

The fact we allowed someone to stroll into our box to make it 2-1. We switched off from the throw-in, which we had talked about, and then we offered them up a chance at the end of the first half which would’ve made half-time much nervier than what it was.

To be fair there will be a lot of weeks I will sit here and say the boys at the back have been brilliant – and they have recently – but you can’t afford to give little moments. Those are pointers for all of us that we are not there, we are nowhere near the finished article at the minute.

Still, with Chelsea’s next four opponents all in the bottom half of the table for goals scored, it would be a surprise if there isn’t at least one or two shut-outs to come before the November international break.

While Chelsea’s forthcoming matches are appealing, Southampton’s own fixtures are anything but.

This was the second of seven straight matches against teams that finished in the top ten in 2018/19 and it wouldn’t be a huge shock to see Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side slide into the bottom three by the time their fixtures turn for the better in Gameweek 14.

Their players are unlikely to appeal to Fantasy managers for the time being, then, but it is worth noting how Hasenhuttl’s troops are performing given that our Leicester, Manchester City and Arsenal assets will be facing the Saints before we reach December.

The in-form Ings, again keeping Che Adams (£5.6m) out of the side, was a threat with his pressing from the front, going close with a second-half header on top of the two efforts we have already discussed.

Nathan Redmond (£6.3m) fired narrowly over from distance but in truth there wasn’t much intensity in attack, aside from the busy Ings.

The defending was just as bad, with the combination of Hasenhuttl’s ever-changing, sometimes baffling tactics and the Saints’ tendency to shoot themselves in the foot costing them dearly.

Gunn made a big error of judgement, not for the first time this season, when rushing out for Abraham’s goal and it wouldn’t be a huge shock to see Alex McCarthy (£4.3m) between the posts for the trip to Molineux.

Only Watford and Norwich have conceded more goals than Southampton this season, which will be encouraging news for Fantasy managers whose assets face the Saints in the coming weeks.

Hasenhuttl said after full-time:

I think this game was a little bit too easy for the opponent.

We only have a chance to turn around if you see clear and be very honest and say ‘ok, this is not enough, we must do it much better’, and then we have to work on it.

If we are as a team more committed than we are at the moment then we have chances to take something.

At the moment the work against the ball is not really in the net we normally do it and in one-against-one situations we know they are always very strong.

Members Analysis

Southampton XI (4-3-3): Gunn; Valery, Yoshida, Bednarek, Bertrand; Romeu, Hojbjerg, Ward-Prowse; Redmond (Boufal 81′), Ings (Adams 80′), Long (Obafemi 73′).

Chelsea XI (4-3-3): Kepa; Azpilicueta, Zouma, Tomori, Alonso; Kante, Jorginho, Mount (Kovacic 79′); Willian, Abraham (Batshuayi 84′), Hudson-Odoi (Pulisic 79′).

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567 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 22 days ago

    As if Traore is only 5.0m.

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

      Bin this page-topping comment.

    2. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

      For a cross between Usain Bolt and Rocky I feel 5.0 is fitting.

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

      Pound for pound, he is great value.

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

      Kante going under radar ....

  2. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 22 days ago

    Abraham, Mount and CHO too much?

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      7 months, 22 days ago

      Had Mount, added Tammy but sceptic about the double up. Mount defo a keeper. If Tammy trolls will get in Wilson.

    2. Podge
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

      Maybe not

      1. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
        • 5 Years
        7 months, 22 days ago

        Mount and CHO I feel are great value for money, if this was Salah/Sterling producing these numbers we would be triple captaining them.

    3. Street Friend
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

      I see nothing wrong with it tbh. Mid/cheap players getting points and enable premiums

    4. Rhodes your boat
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

      I’m tempted by tomori CHO Abraham triple so gotta say no!

    5. Ospina Colada
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

      Nah they have great fixtures. I'm probably keeping to 2 myself as I don't fully trust Chelsea.

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

      Looking at it

      Also wondering about Kante as the Cantwell replacement as 5th mid. He was value last season under Sarri and early signs are he could work this time too. Possible waste of a Chelsea slot perhaps but I’m wary of a triple up with no benchable players.

      1. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
        • 5 Years
        7 months, 22 days ago

        Love Kante. Lad. However feels like a waste of a spot in that team with so much value and fixtures turning

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

      I'm getting all three. I'll become a Chelsea fan at this rate *shudders*

  3. stupendous
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 22 days ago

    Bottomed

    How's this WC looking?

    Pope
    Lundstram TAA Boly
    Mane Mount KDB Maddison Sterling
    Abraham Wilson

    Heaton Connolly Soyuncu Montoya

    1. Rhodes your boat
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

      Like it!

      1. stupendous
        • 7 Years
        7 months, 22 days ago

        Cheers. Template WC or there abouts it seems.

    2. Hart-ake
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

      Boly a great shout.

    3. Yank Revolution
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

      No to Brighton assets. Pick one keeper and get a 4.0 fodder.

  4. Rhodes your boat
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 22 days ago

    2ft 0.1 itb

    A) son Pukki to CHO vardy 1.8itb
    B) son Pukki to maddison c.wilson 1.7itb

    Team is currently
    Pope
    Taa soyuncu tomori rico
    Salah sterling kdb son
    Abraham Pukki

    Button lundstram cantwell greenwood

  5. bigdip
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 22 days ago

    Ryan (Button)
    Otamendi, TAA, VVD (Digne Lundstram)
    Mount Salah, Sterling (C) Cantwell (Dendocker)
    Abraham Haller, Pukki

    2FT , 0.5 ITB:
    A)Digne, Salah & Pukki to Dunk/Soy, MANE & VARDY
    B) Digne, Salah & Pukki to Dunk/Soy, SON & WILSON
    C) Salah, Pukki & Haller to Maddision, Vardy & Firmino

  6. Street Friend
    • 8 Years
    7 months, 22 days ago

    FT Matip & Pukki to Tomori & C.Wilson some.

    New team;

    Pope 4.0
    Lundstram Tomori Dunk suyuncu diop
    KDB Sterling Mane cantwell dend
    Aguero Wilson Tammy

    Thiughts?
    I’d say missing prices are TAA & mount but you can’t have them all.

    1. Street Friend
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

      *pieces

    2. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

      Aguero not for me
      One of Cantwell or Dend has to be Mount of CHO imo

      Struggling to see where the money is

  7. FOO FIGHTER
    7 months, 22 days ago

    What fun it would be if Pukki goes crazy GW9. Hoping he does lol.

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

      IF. Away record is meh, but ya never know.

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

      Norwich may be crap but his stats are still good. Could be wise to be a little more patient

      1. FOO FIGHTER
        7 months, 22 days ago

        Yeah, keeping for now.

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

        Bournemouth are also a very mediocre outfit that some treat like City - probable bottom 8 side again.

    3. Sharkytect
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

      Bought him for 6.5. No one else at that price more likely to score this week

  8. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 22 days ago

    Is this WC more rounded? Or should I get Vardy and Auba in?

    Pope • Button
    TAA • Söyüncü • Tomori • Lunds • Rico
    Sterling • Mount • Mané • Maddison • KDB
    C.Wilson • Abraham • Connelly

    1. Rhodes your boat
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

      Like it

    2. Boz
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

      I like it but can see benching headaches if Connelly keeps up this form

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

      Nice and balanced certainly - but the mid price forward options are a dream, tricky to go 352. That said, it looks powerful and resistant to fixture swings.

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 22 days ago

        I have two drafts. This one and a more stronger front 3. Unsure on what to do with Kev yet too.

        Pope • 4.0
        TAA • Söyüncü • Tomori • Lunds • Willems
        Sterling • Mount • Mané • Cantwell • Saka
        Vardy • Auba • Abraham

        How you looking?

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

      im getting something similar and then will swap maddison and wilson to 6mil and vardy in two weeks
      not getting auba at all i dont think

  9. Ian Davis
    • 10 Years
    7 months, 22 days ago

    Current WC team..

    Pope/Button
    TAA/Pereira/ Lundstram/Rico/Otamendi
    Mane/KDB/McGinn/Mount/Guendouzi
    Aubameyang/Wilson/Abraham

    Any suggestions?

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      7 months, 22 days ago

      Not bad at all. Would not go Ota on WC though.

      1. Ian Davis
        • 10 Years
        7 months, 22 days ago

        Who would you go for instead, Matip or Tomori maybe?

    2. Boz
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

      Very nice

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

      McGinn I love but not on WC given fixtures. Ota too is dubious imo.

      CHO Tielemans or Yarmo would be where I’d go with possibly Boly at the back.

      1. Ian Davis
        • 10 Years
        7 months, 22 days ago

        Boly is a good shout, not sure about Otamendi myself..

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

          Just seen yours looking at Matip.

          Horrid fixtures on paper but think it could be a cool move. I’m seeing a couple of Liverpool shut outs coming in those top 6 games. Risky? Perhaps but no worse than Ota who I bitterly regret

          1. Ian Davis
            • 10 Years
            7 months, 22 days ago

            Yeah it’s not a bad shout, would mean doubling up on Liverpool though. I might go for Tomori and maybe improve my 5th midfielder or second keeper.

  10. Boz
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 22 days ago

    Son + Pukki to

    A) Sterling + Connelly
    B) Maddison + CWilson?

    1. Ian Davis
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

      B

  11. Yoshioka
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 22 days ago

    I'm seeing KDB in a lot of WC teams. Sorry, I've been out of the loop - is he expected to be fit after the IB? Also, is his price expected to drop at all before then?

    1. Dokdok666
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

      yes and yes

    2. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

      I think so and I don't think he will drop now

  12. CelticBhoy1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 22 days ago

    Is Pukki > Wilson worth it for a hit?

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      7 months, 22 days ago

      Not for a hit.

    2. Ospina Colada
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

      No, Bournemouth's defence is not the greatest

    3. Hart-ake
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

      Yes.

    4. Boz
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

      Not for a hit

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

      And (c) Wilson

  13. Ospina Colada
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 22 days ago

    Already brought Mount in. Who would you prioritise for my other free transfer?

    A) Cantwell > Madison
    B) Pukki > Vardy
    C) Pukki > Wilson

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      7 months, 22 days ago

      B looks best.

    2. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

      B

    3. Dokdok666
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

      C

    4. Ospina Colada
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

      Thanks both, I should have definitely done this transfer last night. Will keep until after IB now I think.

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

      B

    6. *sigh*
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

      Save

  14. Disturbed
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 22 days ago

    Like the look of this wc draft, went Kun over sterling. Easy switch to Auba if needed. Thoughts?

    Pope
    Taa Söyüncü Rico
    Mane kdb Madisson mount
    Kun Wilson Tammy

    McGovern dunk lund dendo

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

      Solid

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

        Thanks

  15. FPL Kakarot
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 22 days ago

    Would you say this is worth a -4 for the long term?

    Zaha and Haller ----> Maddison and Abraham

    1. Ospina Colada
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

      Yes I like it.

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

      Yep

    3. bench boost for every gamew…
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

      absolutely not! Can´t sell Zaha before City, are you crazy? That´s a double digit incoming, goal, pen assist and causing Ota red card.

  16. bigdip
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 22 days ago

    2FT, 0.5TIB

    Ryan (Button)
    Otamendi, TAA, VVD (Digne Lundstram)
    Mount Salah, Sterling (C) Cantwell (Dendocker)
    Abraham Haller, Pukki

    A)Digne, Salah & Pukki to Dunk/Soy, MANE & VARDY
    B) Digne, Salah & Pukki to Dunk/Soy, SON & WILSON
    C) Salah, Pukki & Haller to Maddision, Vardy & Firmino

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

      Team good enough to just use one transfer so as not to waste it. If Salah confirmed out swap for Mane?

  17. cjhewitt92
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 22 days ago

    Is it time to sell Kane spurs struggling but Watford next up

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

      Worth holding for the match imo.

  18. Mr. Wizard
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 22 days ago

    Good enough not to wildcard?
    Just used my 2FT’s:
    (VVD -> Soy, Pukki -> Vardy)

    0.6 ITB:
    Heaton (Pope)
    TAA Ota Soy (Lund, Kelly)
    Sterling Salah KDB Mount Cantwell
    Valdy Abraham (Greenwood)

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

      looks good
      no need to wc

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

    Best defender up £5.3 million?

    Have Soy TAA Robertson Lundstram

    And already tripled up on City and Liverpool

    Was thinking of going for a Palace def and banking some cash

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

      Cahill

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

        Auto pick saying Willems at Newcastle, not a bad shout!

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

          Just checked Palace fixtures, not brilliant

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

          Get Lascelles if you go Newcastle. 4.4m

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

      Have you checked Palace fixtures?

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

        Ha, timing

  20. bigdip
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 22 days ago

    Help pls!
    Ryan (Button)
    Otamendi, TAA, VVD (Digne Lundstram)
    Mount Salah, Sterling (C) Cantwell (Dendocker)
    Abraham Haller, Pukki
    2FT, 0.5TIB

    A)Digne/VVD, Salah & Pukki --> Dunk/Soy, MANE & VARDY
    B) Digne/VVD, Salah & Pukki --> Dunk/Soy, SON & WILSON
    C) Salah, Pukki & Haller --> Maddision, Vardy & Firmino

  21. Who are all Lukakus
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 22 days ago

    Happy with my team, how to waste 1 transfer with 0.7m itb (I have 2 FT)

    Pope Button
    TAA Otamendi Soyuncu Lundstram Rico
    Sterling Mane KDB Mount Cantwell
    Haller Abraham Pukki

    Pukki can survive one more drop without affecting the selling price. However, I still think Pukki can provide the best bang for the buck.

    A. Wait for the international games
    B. Find a way to do Pukki --> Auba before price changes
    C. Others

  22. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 22 days ago

    Anyone tempted by Jimenez on WC @ 7.1?

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 22 days ago

      EL is very frustrating.
      Can be a great differential

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 22 days ago

        Yeah, very nice price and fixtures

        1. Amey
          • 1 Year
          7 months, 22 days ago

          Can be a great alternative to Tammy if he goes out of team.
          Hopefully few more price drops 😀

    2. Super Saints
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

      Excellent player

  23. FPL Kakarot
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 22 days ago

    Not been on Chelsea all season as I had this nagging feeling that Giroud / Bats would threaten Abraham a lot more

    Do you reckon this could still be true or is Abraham completely nailed and it would take like 3+ games of blanking to get him out the team?

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

      Nailed as Jesus on a good Friday.

      1. FPL Kakarot
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 22 days ago

        So not Jesus at Man City then.....that's a relif

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

      100% first choice. If he's fit, Lampard is going to start him.

      He is often subbed off a little early, so Giroud/Batshuayi will eat into a few minutes - but you don't go on a scoring run like he has to get dropped.

  24. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 22 days ago

    Marty Longstaff at 4.5! Oooo 🙂

    1. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

      Matty 😆

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

        “Two Geordie Longstaffs there’s only two Geordie Lingstaffs...”

  25. Super Saints
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 22 days ago

    Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris is set to miss the rest of 2019 with a dislocated elbow but does not need surgery, the club said.

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

      Does he just get rest and physio the next few months so?

  26. tyron
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 22 days ago

    officially my worst start to fpl since i ever started. i love this game so much and because of that i am in a depressing state. i am here scrolling just observing.. also wondering what are the positives one can look at if they had a bad start. i could only think of one thing.. 30 gws to recover.

    starting gw 9
    heaton
    taa tomori lowton (lunds rico)
    salah son silva cantwell saka
    wilson aguero greenwood

    to start i am thinking greenwood to tammy gw9 maybe i am gona cap wilson
    gw10 son to kdb
    g11 silva to mount OR save.. not sure.. but i cant continue this flopping week in week out it really hurts

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

      Just got to keep going, hope your choices pay off, good luck with the fight back!

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

        thanks bro

    2. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

      Chin up son

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

        im trying but second international break going into with a red arrow... 🙁

    3. La vida FPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

      Could be worse. Team is in decent shape.

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

        thanks mate

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

      Lots of long standing players are having a bad time too. Ive started poorly as well (around 700k and played wildcard) but im pretty optimistic and happy with my team. Although its great to have a cracking start, it is far from essential. Last year I was 40k in gameweek 1 and went on to finish 868th and never dropped out of the 100k but this year I will adopt a different strategy. i have only had one captaincy decision right this season.
      So come on, lots of us are in the same postion and after 13 seasons, I still enjoy it. Good luck in your decisions.

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

        thanks bro and thanks for the insight as well. needed that. and yes i will def need the luck in my decisions moving forward

      2. Zico Senna
        • 8 Years
        7 months, 22 days ago

        I’d kill for 700k rank

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

          lol tell me about it. i am currently sat on 408pts.do the math. i could cry

          1. Zico Senna
            • 8 Years
            7 months, 22 days ago

            398 here, season is over already, shame, but just playing for fun now

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

              thats how i feel man

    5. Yank Revolution
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

      Gigantic, massive gains can be made still. Don't despair or panic.

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

        I scored 59 this week (not amazing but better than most) and went from 1.8k to 800k. One good week is all you need to be right back in there.

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

          thanks man

  27. La vida FPL
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 22 days ago

    Pope, Button
    VVD, Digne, Soyuncu, Lundstram, Montoya
    Salah, Sterling, Mount, KDB, Saka
    Abraham, Pukki, Barnes

    Time to WC?

    This would be the team:

    Pope, McGovern
    TAA, Otamendi, Soyuncu, Rico, Lundstram
    Mane, KDB, Maddison, Mount, Cantwell
    Aubameyang, Abraham, Wilson

    Thoughts?

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

      how many transfers have u got?

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

        no need to wc imho

      2. La vida FPL
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        7 months, 22 days ago

        1

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

      WC similar team myself and perhaps going with identical WC team

    3. tyron
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

      wont use the wildcard yet.. prob just digne to a 4.5 and pukki to wilson maybe?

  28. tyron
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 22 days ago

    gw 8 review
    heaton - lost cleansheet in last minutes
    taa -stupid way to lose cs,
    tomori - same as taa,
    lowton - i benched,
    lunds my highest scorer
    salah - no comment,
    son - spurs being spurs and he throwing away in front of goal,
    silva- hit the post,
    cantwell - cantscore,
    saka- auba enabler
    aubameyang - since when he stopped scoring also hit the post,
    aguero - no comment,
    greenwood - no comment.

    early thoughts for gw 9 auba to wilson (c) and greenwood to tammy
    gw 10 i will get kdb in for son

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

      Super

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

        super 🙁

  29. Lucky Z
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 22 days ago

    Why Alli is not playing?

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

      Yes

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

      The penny finally dropped for Poch. Hes shite.

  30. LE CHARO
    7 months, 22 days ago

    Hi everyone, here's my current team :

    Pope Button
    TAA Otamendi Söyüncü Lundstram Diop
    Salah KDB Mount McGinn Cantwell
    Agüero Pukki Abraham

    Here is my plan up to GW13 :
    GW9 : Salah and Pukki to Maddison and Aubameyang - £2m ITB remaining
    GW10 : Cantwell to Yarmolenko
    GW11 : ??
    GW12 : Save FT
    GW13 : Yarmolenko and Agüero to Mané and forward below £7.2m

    Of course this is adaptable in many ways and injuries could happen, but the main steps are to go with Agüero and Auba who will share the captaincy between GWs 9 and 12, and to get Mané for Liverpool's fixture turn in GW13. Thoughts on this, fellas?

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

      Amazing

      1. LE CHARO
        7 months, 22 days ago

        Thanks, appreciate the feedback !