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

    Best bet here? 🙂

    A. Sterling+Wilson+(Connelly) (3-5-2)
    B. (Saka)+Auba+Vardy (3-4-3)

    Pope • 4.0
    TAA • Söyüncü • Tomori • Lunds • Rico
    KDB • Mount • Mané • Maddison • XXX
    XXX • XXX • Tammy

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

      B

    2. ItOnlyTook9Years
      • 4 Years
      14 days, 15 hours ago

      Yeah, similar thinking, that frontline is worth it. Maybe longstaff as a different 4.5 punt?

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

        Might do yeah. Got 0.2ITB

        1. ItOnlyTook9Years
          • 4 Years
          14 days, 14 hours ago

          Oops, just realised I missed the Vardy rise last night. I'll have to downgrade otamendi or go Dendocker

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

      B for me - don't go Saka amigo, he'll be in and out. I've put Guendouzi in myself, but might drop down to Dendoncker if necessary.
      Trouble with A - terrible to say it - but it feels like you haven't taken full advantage of the WC (same structure etc). I fancy going bold myself, need to try and enjoy FPL again (felt like a chore lately).

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

        Yeah totally agree mate. I’ve just about settled on this. Just need Kev to drop to afford Yedlin in too.

        Pope • Button
        TAA • Söyüncü • Tomori • Lunds • Yedlin
        KDB • Mount • Mané • Maddison • Longstaff
        Aubameyang • Vardy • Tammy

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

          That's very nice Rafa. Take a picture of that and that's the way forward. Two Toon as well. Bravo sir.
          Delighted for you at the weekend by the way - glorious!

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

            Yeah, was a brilliant day yesterday. I was a tad ropey for work this morning I must say 🙂

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

              Quite right too!

  2. Rosy Lee
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    14 days, 15 hours ago

    WC question
    How many changes would be the minimum you need to make to be worthwhile using.
    a, 3
    b, 4
    c, more

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

      C

    2. ItOnlyTook9Years
      • 4 Years
      14 days, 14 hours ago

      Depends on the changes. But it's not really the right question.
      If your squad requires more changes than you are willing to hit for, do it.

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

      not just how many but also formation shift and the actual players in and out is important factors to consider. but if you only doing 3 i would take a hit. 4 is borderline for hits, then it must include some players that are long term injury to justify it imo
      so to put it simple, c-) but if you are not really in need of more than three i would not just make transfers on a wc to justify using it, then i rather take the hit.

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

      C

  3. Eastman
    • 2 Years
    14 days, 15 hours ago

    Haller or Jiménez?

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

      Jimenez.

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

      first one as Jimi won´t play generous City defense every week-)
      but on a more serious note, haller and jimi, cause of el i think i would go haller. fixture is good for both so close call i guess, but West ham a little bit more reliable against lower sides, as they are more creative in midfield while Wolves often better against better sides.

      1. TheBrazilianRonaldo
        14 days, 14 hours ago

        Plus play Evertonnext who are the worst team in league at defending set pieces

    3. ChelseaGuy
      • 2 Years
      14 days, 14 hours ago

      Hall

      1. Eastman
        • 2 Years
        14 days, 14 hours ago

        Thanks. Yes tough one. Feel Wolves coming into a bit of form but also have a bunch that Haller can be a bit more explosive

        1. ChelseaGuy
          • 2 Years
          14 days, 14 hours ago

          Especially with Lanzini taking some creative burden off him

  4. Kung Fu Football
    • 4 Years
    14 days, 15 hours ago

    WC draft, a couple of punts on CHO & Tierney to to diversify a little from the template? Thoughts?

    Pope / McGovern
    TAA / Tierney / Soyuncu / Lundstram / Rico
    Mane / KDB / Maddison / Hudson-Odoi / Saka
    Aguero / Wilson / Abraham

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

      Looks good, a bit early for Tierney punt. Nice mix in forwards.

    2. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      14 days, 14 hours ago

      Not for me.
      Tierney has not played 30 secs in PL
      Saka is a waste
      Cho nailed?

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

        CHO nailed as nails imo.

        1. Christina.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          14 days, 14 hours ago

          cool...lose Sako then

        2. Gnu Scott talent
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          14 days, 14 hours ago

          Yeah, right. 😉

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

            Hes in my team! Triple Chelsea!

            1. Gnu Scott talent
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              14 days, 14 hours ago

              Likely to add Alonso to Mount & Tammy myself.

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

                Filthy. I like it - when's Emerson back?

                1. Gnu Scott talent
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  14 days, 14 hours ago

                  Hopefully long enough for Alonso to make an impact before switching to L'pool defender Gw13/14.

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

                    Clever

                    1. Gnu Scott talent
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      14 days, 14 hours ago

                      Hope so.
                      Cheers.

  5. fc_skrald
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    14 days, 14 hours ago

    I have accepted my team I think - ready for next round?

    Heaton
    TAA, Lundstram, Tomori
    KDB, Sterling, Salah, Mount
    Abraham, Wilson, Pukki

    McGovern, Cantwell, Rico, Reid

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

      God grant me the serenity to accept the team I cannot change.

      Courage to pick the right captain when I can.

      And the difference to know the difference between class and a dislocated knee. 🙂

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

        Haha 🙂

    2. ChelseaGuy
      • 2 Years
      14 days, 14 hours ago

      Rico over Lund?

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

        Maybe but I like Lundstram. Over Tomori?

  6. Yoshioka
    • 1 Year
    14 days, 14 hours ago

    How nailed do we think CHO is gonna be?

    1. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      14 days, 14 hours ago

      Could
      Haul
      Occasionally

    2. ChelseaGuy
      • 2 Years
      14 days, 14 hours ago

      Would think he's nailed but then he's the more likely one subject to rotation than Willian with Pulisic and to some extend Pedro and Barkley waiting in the wings

    3. AndyCook
      • 3 Years
      14 days, 14 hours ago

      With Champions League too there will surely be rotation, might be different if in EL

  7. FOO FIGHTER
    14 days, 14 hours ago

    Start of GW9 Robbo in for Rico to join TAA in my def. Cannot wait!

    Would love to do it now but already took a -8.

    1. Would Ed Woodward
      14 days, 14 hours ago

      I'm very tempted to add Robbo to TAA now on WC if Alisson is back. Are fixtures really that bad? We can't attack and Spurs are terrible away.

      1. FOO FIGHTER
        14 days, 14 hours ago

        Alisson should be back othewise defo GW10.

        TAA and Robbo are beasts. Super hauls incoming from both.

    2. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      14 days, 14 hours ago

      where are you ranked these days?

      1. Peter Ouch
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        14 days, 14 hours ago

        Did you play your wc?
        Still on top 100?

        1. Christina.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          14 days, 14 hours ago

          yes, wk 2
          yes. OR 73

      2. FOO FIGHTER
        14 days, 14 hours ago

        850k. 36 points this GW and thought I was going to plummet but holding steady for now. Margins are wafer thin.

        Top GW9 and green arrows so hopefull. If I get somewhere around 36 points GW9 like I did GW8, red arrows all the way.

        Gotta stay positive 🙂

        1. Christina.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          14 days, 14 hours ago

          hang in there. team?

          1. FOO FIGHTER
            14 days, 14 hours ago

            Pope Button
            Dunk TAA Rico Lund Aurier
            McGinn Salah KDB Mount Cantwell
            Vardy Pukki Tammy

            Yours?

            1. Christina.
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              14 days, 14 hours ago

              Nothing wrong with that team

              Salah perma (c)?

              Heaton
              TAA Lowton Lundy
              Mane KdB Mcginn Mount
              Auba Pukki Kun

              Cantwell Soy Kelly

              1. FOO FIGHTER
                14 days, 14 hours ago

                Thought you were ditching Kun?

                I might just perma cap Salah. So far 55 points from him. x2 would be 110 points from 1 player which is pretty damn good if you had to ask me. No rotation, no bench duty etc.

                Less headache too lol.

  8. Mike Bassett Fantasy Manage…
    14 days, 14 hours ago

    why have I got Heaton in goal? I cant find any stat where he comes out near the top vs the other keepers. Low saves, low points, low everything.
    Should I just get Pope at sometime? I really didnt think there would be much between Heaton and Pope but looking like it

    1. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      14 days, 14 hours ago

      Get Ryan

    2. ChelseaGuy
      • 2 Years
      14 days, 14 hours ago

      Pope is the better option at least for the next couple of months

    3. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      14 days, 14 hours ago

      I also own Heaton
      2 CS vs 3 Cs. Mcginn fecked up this weekend otherwise heaton had 3 CS

    4. Mike Bassett Fantasy Manage…
      14 days, 14 hours ago

      dont think im gonna change him anytime soon but hopefuly gets a decent return to put his points up a bit, its pretty bad currently.

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

        I have had Heaton from the start, and was always planning to keep him until week 10 when his fixtures turn awful. I pulled the trigger today on him though to Gazziniga who will do until Xmas or until I wildcard. After Spurs conceding 10 in 2 games you better believe Poch first and foremost will be working on them being difficult to beat

  9. fc_skrald
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    14 days, 14 hours ago

    I have him too. I think I will keep for now but might regret it later. Who knows his saves could go up when playing ManC and Liv soon.

  10. Mike Bassett Fantasy Manage…
    14 days, 14 hours ago

    is 2 points considered a haul for Zouma these days?

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

      I find this hard to believe if its true, unless you have capt him.....??

    2. Cpt Crunch Team Nirvana
      • 5 Years
      14 days, 14 hours ago

      Yeah, same with Tomori

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

    I have had Heaton from the start, and was always planning to keep him until week 10 when his fixtures turn awful. I pulled the trigger today on him though to Gazziniga who will do until Xmas or until I wildcard. After Spurs conceding 10 in 2 games you better believe Poch first and foremost will be working on them being difficult to beat.

    1. Mike Bassett Fantasy Manage…
      14 days, 14 hours ago

      sounds like a plan

    2. fc_skrald
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      14 days, 14 hours ago

      I like that!

    3. TheBrazilianRonaldo
      14 days, 14 hours ago

      I could do this as on WC. You not worried that they won’t just be shocking for a couple of months? Seem a mess

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

        This is the risk, however I’m willing to bet Spurs are good enough to work through this bad patch and improve quickly, they probably only need 1 good result.

        They have Watford at home next.

  12. Slitherene
    • 1 Year
    14 days, 14 hours ago

    Keeping Pukki for the time being.
    Still a tough decision. Help me out?

    Heaton
    Soyuncu Tomori Digne
    Mount Son KdB Salah
    C.Wilson Pukki Ayew*
    Pope VvD* Diop Stephens

    2 FT, 2.2 ITB

    A) Ayew -> Jimenez
    B) Ayew -> Vardy, funded by VvD -> Lascelles

    A or B?

  13. LǝgleSs e|even
    • 3 Years
    14 days, 14 hours ago

    Best replacement for Van Aanholt ?

    1. Mike Bassett Fantasy Manage…
      14 days, 14 hours ago

      wolves defender?

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

      Shame about the fixtures - good points last week. I like Boly, Soyuncu in the bracket below, or even Dunk at a push (assume you have Lundy).

  14. Always Captain Kun
    • 6 Years
    14 days, 14 hours ago

    Tables STILL updating did they change a players score?

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

    A. Play VVD against MU and roll a transfer
    B. Bring in Soyuncu for VVD
    C. Bring in Maddison for VVD & Dendoncker (-4)

  16. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    14 days, 14 hours ago

    Team A is my existing team having use 2 frees getting Söyüncü and Vardy. Zero in bank and assumes all 3 flagged players fit. If played WC probably would go to something like B to get Auba. Is it worth it or save WC?

    A

    Pope (McGovern)
    TAA Söyüncü Otamendi Rico (Diop)
    Sterling Salah KDB Mount (Cantwell)
    Tammy Vardy (Greenwood)

    B

    Pope ( McGovern)
    TAA Söyüncü Boly* (Guilbert* Diop)
    Mane* KDB Maddison* Mount (Guendouzi)
    Aubameyang* Wilson* Tammy

  17. Ron Swanson
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    14 days, 14 hours ago

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

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

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

    Sterling doesn't seem to fit, unfortunately.

    1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      14 days, 14 hours ago

      Vardy, Maddison, Wilson/Jiménez

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

    Wildcarders, I'm interested to see what your approach to City and Pool assets is. It's fair to say with Alisson back, TAA is a secure pick despite tough games, and KDB (if fit) is a shoe-in.
    Beyond that, what's your play? I'm holding my last week punt (Mahrez) and if Bilva is banned it will be tricky to move him on despite my reservations.

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      14 days, 14 hours ago

      Only City I am going with is KDB. Have Salah and TAA. GW9 adding Robbo.

      Spurs and UTD not tough games at this point. City is at Anfield.

    2. WOLVERiNES
      • 7 Years
      14 days, 14 hours ago

      Im keeping Mahrez + KDB, he's explosive and only 2 pts behind Raz. Worth the risk of occasional benching. And you get extra cash too.

    3. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      14 days, 14 hours ago

      I have Ota, KDB, TAA, Robbo, Salah

      If I was wildcarding i’d still have those 5, possibly Kun or Sterling to join them but I’m not fully convinced of their value tbh - am doing perma captain Mo till the bitter end so no real room for any other 11.0+’s

      Mahrez is also mildly interesting, but I think he’s a bit of a coverage pick at heart, and in reality the likes of Maddison, Mount, even CHO can easily match him

      1. AndyCook
        • 3 Years
        14 days, 14 hours ago

        Hudson-Odoi is an 18 year old with virtually no premier league experience - why is he now suddenly a top pick after one decent game (where he wasn’t even the best winger on the pitch)

        1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          14 days, 13 hours ago

          I don’t think CHO is a “top pick” (if that means best player in the game?) at all, but I think he can match Mahrez for sure

          They’re not mutually exclusive - he already has 5 attacking returns in less than 500 minutes

          Bayern didn’t come knocking with big money for CHO for nothing - the guy has genuine quality - and more importantly his manager wants to play him, AND he’s less than 6.0

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

            No, I didn’t mean best player in the game but he is phenomenally popular on here at this moment in time. His number of returns is not statistically significant on its own, he’s gathered a fair few of his minutes at the back end of certain games where points are more likely too. He has quality, no doubt, but I am surprised by his popularity. I don’t see the data to support that he either guaranteed to be a regular starter or guaranteed to be a threat if he plays.

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

              I believe Lampard has said Willian has been his best player for four games and has suggested it’s good to have competition for Hudson-Odoi hence my comments on possible rotation worries. Champions League rather than Europa league too suggests that it won’t be as with Arsenal where it’s an obvious first and second team in the two competitions week, in week out.

    4. Lazaretti
      • 2 Years
      14 days, 13 hours ago

      On WC and think I will keep Kun, mainly bcs I want to C him against Aston Villa in GW10.

  19. DavidKent
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    14 days, 14 hours ago

    Have exact money for

    Salah+Greenwood ->
    Calum Hudson Odoi+Aubemeyang

    Would leave me with:

    Pope/Heaton
    Digne, TAA, Otamendi,
    Sterling, Cantwell, CHO, Mount
    Aguero, Pukki, Aubemeyang

    (Zouma), (Dendonker), (Lundstram)

    What do you think?!

    1. WOLVERiNES
      • 7 Years
      14 days, 14 hours ago

      Auba Yes and may be Pukki > Abraham instead would be a better move.

  20. masyuris
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    14 days, 14 hours ago

    Connoly and Cantwell is perfect for attacking rotation

  21. Mike Bassett Fantasy Manage…
    14 days, 14 hours ago

    Palace arew going to cause City problems as well arent they?

  22. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    14 days, 14 hours ago

    “Salah twisted ankle” Sky Sports

    1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      14 days, 14 hours ago

      Hopefully untwisted for GW9!

      1. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        14 days, 14 hours ago

        Yes, but was a dirty tackle.

        1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          14 days, 14 hours ago

          It was shocking, he was a good couple of feet away from getting the ball

          So frustrating to miss out on the penalty points 60 seconds later

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

            Milner was on the pitch anyway

            1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              14 days, 14 hours ago

              I’d say Mo still would have selfishl ystrode up & took the ball

  23. luk46
    • 1 Year
    14 days, 14 hours ago

    Heaton McGovern
    VVD Zinchenko Soyüncü Lowton Lundstram
    Salah Sterling KDB Mount Yarmolenko
    Wilson Pukki Greenwood

    Would you wc this team? I can have about 6 changes in my mind...

    1. WOLVERiNES
      • 7 Years
      14 days, 14 hours ago

      GK may be ? Besides that Pukki, I guess ?

      Id want TAA instead of VVD but its not worth a hit. Rest of the team looks decent and could possibly require sideways moves.

  24. WOLVERiNES
    • 7 Years
    14 days, 14 hours ago

    On a WC and Im feeling completely clueless on defenders expect TAA and Tierney. Have only 3 players remaining from GW 8 team though. Felt good to get rid of all of rest.

    Pope
    TAA, Lundstram, Tierney
    KDB, Mahrez, Sane, Mount, McGinn
    Abraham, Auba

    Hendo Martinelli, Rico, Kelly

    1.0 ITB

    Any suggestions for defenders ?? would like to keep them under 4.5

    Thanks

    1. Mike Bassett Fantasy Manage…
      14 days, 14 hours ago

      so many good defenders really,
      Wolves - Bolly? Doherty if he was starting every week
      Leicester - Soy or Pereirra
      Chelsea - Tomori or Alonso

      1. WOLVERiNES
        • 7 Years
        14 days, 14 hours ago

        Would you take Soyuncu over Lundstram ?

    2. Slitherene
      • 1 Year
      14 days, 14 hours ago

      Get in Lascelles, thank me later.

      1. WOLVERiNES
        • 7 Years
        14 days, 14 hours ago

        Are we confident of NEwcastle clean sheet potential + fixtures ?

      2. Mike Bassett Fantasy Manage…
        14 days, 14 hours ago

        is that a joke?

        1. Slitherene
          • 1 Year
          14 days, 14 hours ago

          You'll find out.

    3. AndyCook
      • 3 Years
      14 days, 14 hours ago

      I’d be unsure of Tierney

      1. AndyCook
        • 3 Years
        14 days, 14 hours ago

        I actually think Bellerín is the more likely of the two to come good

  25. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    14 days, 14 hours ago

    City have had 4x home games this season...

    Sterling has gone 6-3-0-2 in them...

    That’s pretty horrific when you consider the captaincy responsibilities he’s likely carried

    Surely can’t continue, can it?

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

      I'm sure it won't, he is quality after all. But ultimately he's never been this expensive and we never had to rely on him so much as a captain.
      I'm hoping Bilva ban gives me a free reign to keep the trolling Algerian as a cut price option 🙂

      1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        14 days, 14 hours ago

        There’s surely a 20 point game there somewhere for Sterling, it’s just trying to spike a captaincy on it is so difficult - and that’s what’s really needed to get value from a 12.0

    2. Slitherene
      • 1 Year
      14 days, 14 hours ago

      Just not acceptable!

    3. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      14 days, 14 hours ago

      Honestly feel he isn’t the same player on the left

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

    Genuine question, who will drop first, if at all?
    A. Sterling
    B. KDB

    1. WOLVERiNES
      • 7 Years
      14 days, 14 hours ago

      TBH both of them nailed to start when fit.

    2. Slitherene
      • 1 Year
      14 days, 14 hours ago

      Salah

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

      Price drop! 🙂
      Sorry!

      1. WOLVERiNES
        • 7 Years
        14 days, 14 hours ago

        Sterling, if he blanks or scores lower than KDB, Mahrez GW 9. I've been waiting for KDB to drop since Friday but he hasnt surprisingly and looks like he's been transferred in mroe and more.

  27. JustPark
    • 3 Years
    14 days, 14 hours ago

    Don't even have the guts to check my point. From 200k to 600k the gameweek before. Surely up in 1m or worse now.

    1. Mike Bassett Fantasy Manage…
      14 days, 14 hours ago

      give me ur link i will look for you

  28. Brendan95
    • 4 Years
    14 days, 14 hours ago

    Ryan
    Robbo/Tomori/Soyuncu/Rico
    Sterling(c)/Salah/KDB/Mount
    Abraham/Wilson

    Button/James/Lund/Greenwood

    Already used a -4 to move Pukki/Digne>Wilson/Soy

    Was considering WC before that - would you WC it or stick with the team above with the -4

    on WC would probably do Salah/James/Greenwood > Auba/Maddison/Fodder

  29. Vlad Tepes
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    14 days, 14 hours ago

    What are you guys doing with Son and Otamendi? Keep or get rid?

  30. teddypicker
    • 9 Years
    14 days, 14 hours ago

    Damn, I dislocated a finger couple years ago and it doesn't feel the same since, can't imagine what it'll be like for Lloris.
    Hope when he returns, it's back to his best