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
    14 days, 15 hours ago

    As if Traore is only 5.0m.

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      14 days, 15 hours ago

      Bin this page-topping comment.

    2. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
      • 4 Years
      14 days, 15 hours ago

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

    3. AuFeld
      • 3 Years
      14 days, 15 hours ago

      Pound for pound, he is great value.

    4. Amey
      • 1 Year
      14 days, 15 hours ago

      Kante going under radar ....

  2. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
    • 4 Years
    14 days, 15 hours ago

    Abraham, Mount and CHO too much?

    1. FOO FIGHTER
        14 days, 15 hours ago

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

      • Podge
        • 8 Years
        14 days, 15 hours ago

        Maybe not

        1. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
          • 4 Years
          14 days, 15 hours 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.

      • Street Friend
        • 8 Years
        14 days, 15 hours ago

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

      • Rhodes your boat
        • 3 Years
        14 days, 15 hours ago

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

      • Ospina Colada
        • 2 Years
        14 days, 15 hours ago

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

      • pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        14 days, 15 hours 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…
          • 4 Years
          14 days, 15 hours ago

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

      • Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        14 days, 15 hours ago

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

    2. stupendous
      • 7 Years
      14 days, 15 hours 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
        14 days, 15 hours ago

        Like it!

        1. stupendous
          • 7 Years
          14 days, 15 hours ago

          Cheers. Template WC or there abouts it seems.

      2. Hart-ake
        • 2 Years
        14 days, 15 hours ago

        Boly a great shout.

      3. Yank Revolution
        • 8 Years
        14 days, 14 hours ago

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

    3. Rhodes your boat
      • 3 Years
      14 days, 15 hours 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

    4. bigdip
      • 7 Years
      14 days, 15 hours 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

    5. Street Friend
      • 8 Years
      14 days, 15 hours 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
        14 days, 15 hours ago

        *pieces

      2. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
        • 4 Years
        14 days, 15 hours ago

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

        Struggling to see where the money is

    6. FOO FIGHTER
        14 days, 15 hours ago

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

        1. AuFeld
          • 3 Years
          14 days, 15 hours ago

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

        2. Gregg Wallace
          • 4 Years
          14 days, 15 hours ago

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

          1. FOO FIGHTER
              14 days, 15 hours ago

              Yeah, keeping for now.

            • pingissimus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              14 days, 15 hours ago

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

          2. Sharkytect
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            14 days, 15 hours ago

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

        3. RAFA THE GAFFA
          • 3 Years
          14 days, 15 hours 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
            14 days, 15 hours ago

            Like it

          2. Boz
            • 7 Years
            14 days, 15 hours ago

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

          3. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
            • 3 Years
            14 days, 15 hours 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
              • 3 Years
              14 days, 15 hours 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
            14 days, 15 hours 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

        4. Ian Davis
          • 9 Years
          14 days, 15 hours ago

          Current WC team..

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

          Any suggestions?

          1. FOO FIGHTER
              14 days, 15 hours ago

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

              1. Ian Davis
                • 9 Years
                14 days, 15 hours ago

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

            • Boz
              • 7 Years
              14 days, 15 hours ago

              Very nice

            • pingissimus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              14 days, 15 hours 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
                • 9 Years
                14 days, 15 hours ago

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

                1. pingissimus
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  14 days, 15 hours 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
                    • 9 Years
                    14 days, 15 hours 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.

          2. Boz
            • 7 Years
            14 days, 15 hours ago

            Son + Pukki to

            A) Sterling + Connelly
            B) Maddison + CWilson?

            1. Ian Davis
              • 9 Years
              14 days, 15 hours ago

              B

          3. Yoshioka
            • 1 Year
            14 days, 15 hours 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
              14 days, 15 hours ago

              yes and yes

            2. KAPTAIN KANE
              • 2 Years
              14 days, 15 hours ago

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

          4. CelticBhoy1
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            14 days, 15 hours ago

            Is Pukki > Wilson worth it for a hit?

            1. FOO FIGHTER
                14 days, 15 hours ago

                Not for a hit.

              • Ospina Colada
                • 2 Years
                14 days, 15 hours ago

                No, Bournemouth's defence is not the greatest

              • Hart-ake
                • 2 Years
                14 days, 15 hours ago

                Yes.

              • Boz
                • 7 Years
                14 days, 15 hours ago

                Not for a hit

              • Longlatini
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                14 days, 15 hours ago

                And (c) Wilson

            2. Ospina Colada
              • 2 Years
              14 days, 15 hours 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
                  14 days, 15 hours ago

                  B looks best.

                • KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
                  • 4 Years
                  14 days, 15 hours ago

                  B

                • Dokdok666
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  14 days, 15 hours ago

                  C

                • Ospina Colada
                  • 2 Years
                  14 days, 15 hours ago

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

                • pingissimus
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  14 days, 15 hours ago

                  B

                • *sigh*
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  14 days, 15 hours ago

                  Save

              2. Disturbed
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                14 days, 15 hours 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
                  14 days, 15 hours ago

                  Solid

                  1. Disturbed
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    14 days, 14 hours ago

                    Thanks

              3. Dare Do The Punt
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                14 days, 15 hours ago

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

                Zaha and Haller ----> Maddison and Abraham

                1. Ospina Colada
                  • 2 Years
                  14 days, 15 hours ago

                  Yes I like it.

                2. Longlatini
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  14 days, 15 hours ago

                  Yep

                3. bench boost for every gamew…
                  • 2 Years
                  14 days, 14 hours 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.

              4. bigdip
                • 7 Years
                14 days, 15 hours 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
                  14 days, 15 hours ago

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

              5. cjhewitt92
                • 6 Years
                14 days, 15 hours ago

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

                1. AuFeld
                  • 3 Years
                  14 days, 15 hours ago

                  Worth holding for the match imo.

              6. Mr. Wizard
                • 8 Years
                14 days, 15 hours 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
                  14 days, 15 hours ago

                  looks good
                  no need to wc

              7. Longlatini
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                14 days, 15 hours 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
                  14 days, 15 hours ago

                  Cahill

                  1. Longlatini
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    14 days, 15 hours ago

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

                    1. Longlatini
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      14 days, 15 hours ago

                      Just checked Palace fixtures, not brilliant

                    2. GreennRed
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      14 days, 15 hours ago

                      Get Lascelles if you go Newcastle. 4.4m

                2. pingissimus
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  14 days, 15 hours ago

                  Have you checked Palace fixtures?

                  1. Longlatini
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    14 days, 15 hours ago

                    Ha, timing

              8. bigdip
                • 7 Years
                14 days, 15 hours 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

              9. Who are all Lukakus
                • 3 Years
                14 days, 15 hours 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

              10. RAFA THE GAFFA
                • 3 Years
                14 days, 15 hours ago

                Anyone tempted by Jimenez on WC @ 7.1?

                1. Amey
                  • 1 Year
                  14 days, 15 hours ago

                  EL is very frustrating.
                  Can be a great differential

                  1. RAFA THE GAFFA
                    • 3 Years
                    14 days, 15 hours ago

                    Yeah, very nice price and fixtures

                    1. Amey
                      • 1 Year
                      14 days, 15 hours ago

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

                2. Super Saints
                  • 3 Years
                  14 days, 15 hours ago

                  Excellent player

              11. Dare Do The Punt
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                14 days, 15 hours 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
                  14 days, 15 hours ago

                  Nailed as Jesus on a good Friday.

                  1. Dare Do The Punt
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    14 days, 15 hours ago

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

                2. Hazz
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  14 days, 14 hours 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.

              12. RAFA THE GAFFA
                • 3 Years
                14 days, 15 hours ago

                Marty Longstaff at 4.5! Oooo 🙂

                1. RAFA THE GAFFA
                  • 3 Years
                  14 days, 15 hours ago

                  Matty 😆

                  1. *sigh*
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    14 days, 15 hours ago

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

              13. Super Saints
                • 3 Years
                14 days, 15 hours 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
                  14 days, 15 hours ago

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

              14. tyron
                • 4 Years
                14 days, 15 hours 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
                  14 days, 15 hours ago

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

                  1. tyron
                    • 4 Years
                    14 days, 15 hours ago

                    thanks bro

                2. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
                  • 4 Years
                  14 days, 15 hours ago

                  Chin up son

                  1. tyron
                    • 4 Years
                    14 days, 15 hours ago

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

                3. La vida FPL
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  14 days, 15 hours ago

                  Could be worse. Team is in decent shape.

                  1. tyron
                    • 4 Years
                    14 days, 15 hours ago

                    thanks mate

                4. ThisTimeNxtYrRodney
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  14 days, 15 hours 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
                    • 4 Years
                    14 days, 14 hours 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
                    14 days, 14 hours ago

                    I’d kill for 700k rank

                    1. tyron
                      • 4 Years
                      14 days, 14 hours ago

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

                      1. ZICO SENNA
                        • 8 Years
                        14 days, 14 hours ago

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

                        1. tyron
                          • 4 Years
                          14 days, 14 hours ago

                          thats how i feel man

                5. Yank Revolution
                  • 8 Years
                  14 days, 14 hours ago

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

                  1. mccormibar
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    14 days, 14 hours 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
                      • 4 Years
                      14 days, 14 hours ago

                      thanks man

              15. La vida FPL
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                14 days, 15 hours 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
                  • 4 Years
                  14 days, 15 hours ago

                  how many transfers have u got?

                  1. tyron
                    • 4 Years
                    14 days, 15 hours ago

                    no need to wc imho

                  2. La vida FPL
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    14 days, 15 hours ago

                    1

                2. SALVA
                  • 5 Years
                  14 days, 15 hours ago

                  WC similar team myself and perhaps going with identical WC team

                3. tyron
                  • 4 Years
                  14 days, 14 hours ago

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

              16. tyron
                • 4 Years
                14 days, 15 hours 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
                  14 days, 15 hours ago

                  Super

                  1. tyron
                    • 4 Years
                    14 days, 14 hours ago

                    super 🙁

              17. Lucky Z
                • 2 Years
                14 days, 15 hours ago

                Why Alli is not playing?

                1. Goat
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  14 days, 15 hours ago

                  Yes

                2. Brosstan
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  14 days, 15 hours ago

                  The penny finally dropped for Poch. Hes shite.

              18. LE CHARO
                  14 days, 15 hours 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
                    14 days, 15 hours ago

                    Amazing

                    1. LE CHARO
                        14 days, 14 hours ago

                        Thanks, appreciate the feedback !