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Reasons to be cheerful for Aubameyang and Wilson owners after first blanks

Arsenal 1-0 Bournemouth

  • Goal: David Luiz (£5.8m)
  • Assist: Nicolas Pepe (£9.3m)
  • Bonus: Luiz x3, Calum Chambers (£4.4m), Sead Kolasinac (£5.4m)

A meeting between two of the more suspect defences in the Premier League failed to result in the goal-fest that many Fantasy managers were hoping for.

Arsenal and Bournemouth are both in the bottom four for attempts on goal conceded this season and had only one clean sheet between them going into Sunday’s match.

This corresponding fixture ended 5-1 in 2018/19 but despite the attack-first mindset of both head coaches, clear-cut chances were fairly thin on the ground and a David Luiz (£5.8m) header was all that separated the two clubs at the full-time whistle.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£11.0m) and Callum Wilson (£7.9m) hadn’t blanked at all in 2019/20 coming into this encounter but their purple patches would have to come to an end eventually, not least because they have been defying the numbers all season.

Overlooking Bournemouth’s Gameweek 7 meeting with West Ham (a game in which he had half a dozen goal attempts), Wilson has only had eight shots in seven starts this campaign.

Aubameyang, meanwhile, had scored with exactly a third of his efforts ahead of Sunday’s clash with the Cherries, a goal conversion rate (33.3%) that is seldom maintained over the course of an entire season – although he has been one of the best-performing strikers for that statistic since his move to north London.

Blanks duly arrived at the Emirates on Sunday but both players had clear sights of goal – although Aubameyang’s stoppage-time shot that hit the post would have been subsequently ruled out by VAR if it had found the back of the net.

Wilson’s only recorded goal attempt of the match also came seconds before the full-time whistle but he had a better chance to score earlier in the second half, dancing through the Arsenal backline and rounding Bernd Leno (£5.0m), only to fail to find Joshua King (£6.3m) with a pass when an empty goal beckoned (admittedly from a tight angle).

Eddie Howe said of that chance:

My natural instinct when he went round the goalkeeper was that he was going to try and go for goal but I don’t know the angle that he was left with. He’s made the decision to try and pass it. He’s got to make the decision in a split-second.

A glance at the Season Ticker should fill owners of Wilson and Aubameyang with optimism.

Bournemouth next face the two worst sides in the division for goals conceded (Norwich and Watford, who have shipped 41 goals between them), while Arsenal don’t face another big six club until mid-December.

The supporting cast of attacking assets didn’t have much to crow about either, with Nicolas Pepe (£9.4m) collecting an assist for Luiz’s goal but otherwise failing to show enough to warrant his inflated price tag.

Bukayo Saka (£4.5m) worked hard on the opposite flank without really threatening an attacking return and Alexandre Lacazette‘s (£9.3m) ever-nearing comeback will likely affect the teenage winger’s minutes in the near future, with Aubameyang potentially being moved back out to the left.

There was another blank for Dani Ceballos (£5.5m), while Harry Wilson (£6.1m) was fairly anonymous and Ryan Fraser (£7.1m), returning from illness, failed to make the starting XI for the fourth game in a row.

King was again deployed down the left flank of a 4-4-2 and, to the detriment of his owners, most of his good work was done out wide – although he was only a Calum Chambers (£4.4m) boot away from turning in Callum Wilson’s cut-back from point-blank range.

Chambers and the two defences indeed deserve some credit for the lack of gilt-edged chances, with Arsenal showing slow signs of improvement at the back over the last two Gameweeks and allowing the fewest number of shots in the box in that period.

Praising his defence, Unai Emery said:

We want to play with style, creating chances, being competitive and being consistent in the 90 minutes. We want to use that way. Our objective was first to win, and after to take that way.

In the first half, we did that. In the second half, they were pushing in some moments with their game plan and we struggled. We were defensively solid and strong. In the first half, it was a good example of the way [we want to play].

Asked about when the likes of Hector Bellerin (£5.4m), Kieran Tierney (£5.4m) and Rob Holding (£4.5m) could challenge for a league start, Emery replied:

Kieran and Rob are closer to playing. I think Rob Holding can play 90 minutes with a good performance. Now we are also working with David Luiz and Sokratis, but really, I am very happy. He is going to have a chance to play a lot of matches.

Kieran Tierney is closer to us, he played on Thursday and today he was on the bench if we needed him. Hector Bellerin needs a little more time, more matches and more training. This international break is going to be important for him. I think he will be closer to starting for us in the next matches in the Premier League.

A Bournemouth strength and an Arsenal weakness were again in evidence, though: the Cherries have recorded the most attempts from set plays in the Premier League this season, while the Gunners have allowed the second-highest number of chances from dead-ball situations.

It was perhaps no surprise, then, that two of Bournemouth’s best chances came from corners or free-kicks: Dominic Solanke (£5.4m) nodding wide with the goal gaping and Steve Cook (£5.0m) heading over late on.

Diego Rico (£4.1m) might not be clocking up too many clean sheets in the Bournemouth defence but so long as he is keeping Lloyd Kelly (£4.4m) out of the side then the Cherries’ reliance on set-piece deliveries works in his favour: the budget FPL asset is ranked second for successful corners since his return to the side in Gameweek 5.

Howe said of Kelly, who was among the substitutes, after full-time:

Great for him to be involved.

We rate him really highly and think he can play the dual role, the centre-half and the full-back role, which is a great thing to have in our armoury. A natural left-footer.

We like him a lot but this is really useful time for him to learn and develop himself while he’s not in the starting XI, so he becomes the complete player.

Members Analysis

Arsenal XI (4-2-3-1): Leno; Chambers, Luiz, Sokratis, Kolasinac; Xhaka, Guendouzi; Pepe (Martinelli 63′), Ceballos (Willock 75′), Saka (Torreira 83′); Aubameyang. 

Bournemouth XI (4-4-2): Ramsdale; Stacey (Francis 80′), Steve Cook, Ake, Rico; Harry Wilson (Danjuma 80′), Lerma, Billing, King; Callum Wilson, Solanke (Fraser 63′). 

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760 Comments Post a Comment
  1. mazkills
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Ryan
    VVD-Tomori-Diop (still have some faith in WH) (Lundy-Pieters*)
    Salah*-KDB*-Sterling-Mount (Cantwell)
    Pukki-Tammy-Haller

    1 ft

    I have just enough with .1 to spare to do Pukki>Wilson

    I also have 3 guys at 75%

    Any reason to wait on this transfer?

    1. MTPockets
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      the *s?

      1. mazkills
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Injury concern

        1. MTPockets
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          That's the any reason to wait

          1. mazkills
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 9 days ago

            Just worried that Pukki getting shipped out and Wilson being brought in may bring price problems

            1. MTPockets
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 9 days ago

              Yeah that's the gamble

    2. sunnyh
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Are you comfortable with Haller? I know it is not top of the priority list but thoughts on him?

  2. TLF
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Afternoon all, I'm close to pushing the WC button but thought I'd seek some views on here first.

    Current team is as follows

    Henderson
    Lundy, Trent, Soyuncu, Montoya, Zinch
    Sterling, KDB, Son, Cantwell, Saka
    Auba, Tammy, Pukki

    If I WC I'll be looking at bringing in Leicester, Wilson etc. Got 1 FT. Any views ? Maybe keep hold of the WC and take my first hit of the season instead ?

    1. Slouch87 Scott Talent
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Anything ITB ?
      Bin Zinc and you're fine . No need for WC , looks good as it is .

      1. TLF
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Nothing itb, I agree Zinch is a priority to sell. I'm keen to take advantage of the fixture swings and have a shake up but on the other hand it may be good to wait and see how teams look after the IB as the break can sometimes impact on momentum and new targets may emerge. Thanks.

        1. Slouch87 Scott Talent
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          May want to save the WC for after the Liv v Man C game .

  3. Pep Roulette
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Did Adrian to Pope for free!
    0 FT, 0.1 ITB

    Pope
    TAA Otamendi Aurier Rico
    Salah DSilva Yarmolemko
    Aguero Aubameyang Abraham(C)

    Button Cantwell Lundstram Guendouzi

    GTG?

    1. mazkills
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Nice

    2. Slouch87 Scott Talent
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Strong forward line means that midfield is cack.
      Not a fan. Sorry.

    3. mazkills
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      I'd look to ship Ota and Aurier to upgrade Mids

      1. Pep Roulette
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Aurier has Watford next gameweek! And would you ship them out for hits?

        1. mazkills
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          no, gtg now, just down the road.

          1. Pep Roulette
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 9 days ago

            Okay mate! Thanks & good luck!

  4. Mackans
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Is it only me who think Wilson against Norwich at home is the best captain option this week?

    1. mazkills
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      again, you are not the only one

    2. MTPockets
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Kane

    3. doyeon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Definitely could riot, as could King.

      1. doyeon
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        *run riot.

    4. dshv
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      I will try with Wilson too

    5. teneighty
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Just a word of caution; I will probably captain him and all my captain choices so far this season has crashed and burned.

  5. Tommyg
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Vardy or Wilson

    Wilson just blitzes vardy on the stats however vardy has always defied the stats both have equally nice fixtures.

    Haven't a clue. Anyone with a bit of insight?

    1. Mingo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Why not both? Who are your other forwards?

      1. Tommyg
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Abraham. However with Connolly looking a properly good option at 4.5 I not sure I want to stretch to all 3

        1. Mingo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          Both options would work well, it's pretty much a coin flip. Do you have Maddison or another Leicester attacker? You could split the risk with Wilson & Maddison?

          I've got Auba, Vardy & Abraham so I'm all in on Chelsea & Leicester for the foreseeable future.

          1. Tommyg
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 9 days ago

            Cracking front line. I do t currently. Like Maddi but who do I drop out of Salah, kdb, sterling, mount?

            1. Mingo
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 9 days ago

              Tough to drop any of them really, with that midfield I'd probably go for Vardy then. I've compromised with Mane, KDB, Mount & Maddison for mine. If you are committed to the Salah - Sterling axis then it will be two up top.

              1. Tommyg
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 9 days ago

                Yeah thanks.

    2. MTPockets
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Wilson for NOR wat MUN new, then Vardy for bha EVE WAT avl NOR

      1. EMBOLOFAN
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 9 days ago

        its a good plan

      2. Tommyg
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        I wanna shuffle that spare mil into defence though if I want wilson. Don't like to plan for transfers on a wc either.

        1. MTPockets
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          Ok although not sure it's makes sense to wc with no transfer plan over 9 gameweeks

          1. Tommyg
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 9 days ago

            Of cause your right, its just that usually I have other fires to put out that far down the road, that I don't want to plan to make transfers, if that makes any sense?

            1. MTPockets
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 9 days ago

              Get what you mean. And I probably over focus on fixtures and planning which often goes wrong tbf

    3. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 9 days ago

      if in doubt side with the cheaper option. that being said, while bournemouth next 2 are great, vardy fixtures clearly better thereafter

    4. mazkills
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      You said it correctly...very even.

      I like Wilson

      1. Tommyg
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Do I just trust that stats? 62% fol goal involvement for Wilson, which is pretty insane.

        1. jtreble
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          Wilson's xGI is 4.47 which is OKish.

          1. Tommyg
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 9 days ago

            What's vardys?

            1. jtreble
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 9 days ago

              Vardy is 2.84. Low.

              1. Tommyg
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 9 days ago

                Thanks. Still a little unsure how to interpret xgi. Sorry to keep on asking questions but over what period is that?

                1. jtreble
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 9 days ago

                  Season. You should try using the Member's Area stats tools (e.g., Player Comparison Tool).

                  1. Tommyg
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    2 months, 9 days ago

                    Yeah. Think I need to do some reading to understand it properly but will definitely have a look. Thanks.

    5. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      If you're that conflicted, I'd go with the cheaper of the two.

      However, Vardy as the pretty much the sole attacking target on the team and the long list of green fixtures probably swings it for me if it's a a straight either or. I'd ideally like both with Abraham.

    6. andres
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Both + Abraham

  6. It’s gonna Ben Mee
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Gazza in the team. Next I’ll sign Ginola!

  7. Lignja
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    2ft 0.1m itb

    A. Robertson, Pukki to Tomori, Vardy
    B. Robertaon, Pukki to Soyuncu, Wilson
    C. Otamendi, Pukki to Lowton, Vardy
    D. Wc

    Pope
    Robertson*,Otamendi*, Aurie, Lundstram, Kelly
    Salah, Sterling, Mount, Cantwell, Dendoker
    Aguero, Abraham, Pukki*

    1. Internal Error
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      C

    2. Internal Error
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Alisson is back so Liverpool might get more clean sheets. There's no need to WC. It would be a waste

      1. Lignja
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Thank you

  8. jason_ni
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    So have used my transfer early, was gonna get priced out with pukki price drop.
    Team look ok going forward?
    Pope
    TAA, OTA, Soy (rico / lundy)
    Salah , Sterling, Kdb, CHO, guendouzi
    Haller, Abraham, Jiminez

    3 4 3 most weeks.

    1. chilli con kone
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      CHO is risky but I hope it pays off for you. Looks fine for now pending Hallers performances you might want to look at Wilson or King

    2. sunnyh
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Similar to above, are you ok with Haller? Probably not worth a hit to get rid right?

      What if you did Haller to Wilson and captained him?

  9. The_Bucc
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Surely time to get rid of Pukki...

    1. chilli con kone
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      I didn’t have Abraham so felt the pressure to pull the trigger last night before price changes

    2. doyeon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Indeed.

    3. Stoichkov#8
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Why?
      Im thinking about this but his xG and xA are still not bad.

    4. Martial Mathers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Yes sadly.

      This years Mitrovic potentially

      1. Stoichkov#8
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        What if he is this year Jimenez but had few bad games (Norwich had some problems so maybe it affect whole team) ?
        Big hitters also blanked few times and he is cheap-ish pick so even if he isnt scoring every game doesnt mean he is bad pick at that price, right?

        1. Martial Mathers
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          Could be.

          Think tammy, Wilson and Haller will out score him so doesn’t justify a forward spot for me.

          1. Stoichkov#8
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 9 days ago

            On WC its easy decision but using FT (or hit!) to sell him isnt as obvious as many think imo.

            Im thinking about selling him too but Im a bit afraid that it may be a mistake.

    5. andres
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Sold last night 🙂

  10. chilli con kone
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Does anybody know of any sky sports weekly fantasy football podcasts in a similar format to the scout cast on here?

  11. Stormbringer22
    2 months, 9 days ago

    KDB better fall in price tonight... The fact that he is still at 10.0 frustrates me even more than the stupid decision I made to ship him out for 9.9 and get Dilva who got 3pts

    1. MTPockets
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Not looking like he will. Around -97 seems to be the dead-zone for price falls

      1. Stormbringer22
        2 months, 9 days ago

        He surpassed the -100 on Friday night so I expected him to be 9.9 on Sat morning, but no. Do we know why he is stuck on 10.0? Price fix?

        1. MTPockets
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          Could be the flag, previous wildcard sales, fix. Black box so no idea but it's annoying, especially as makes fpl look selective in their methodology whether they are/not.

  12. Vitamin C
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    WC this team or not?

    Pope - Button
    Robbo - VVD - Ota - Digne - Montoya
    Mo - KDB - McGinn - Romeu - Drinky
    Tammy - Pukki - Vardy

    Thanx

    1. Martial Mathers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Probably 5-6 changes so yes probably

    2. cravencottage
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      yes I would

  13. Martial Mathers
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Current WC draft leaves me £4.6m in the bank!

    Where would you spend it?

    Heaton/Pope

    TAA Lundstram Rico Tomori Soy

    Yarmolenko KDB Mount Mane Cantwell

    Vardy Tammy Wilson

    1. cravencottage
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Consider Auba? Pereira for attacking returns? But no pressing needs

      1. Relaxing
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Soy to Pereira looks decent

      2. Martial Mathers
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Yeah could do Auba. Just not sure value wise he stacks up against the cheaper options.

        Maybe Vardy to Auba and Yarm to Maddison?

    2. Stoichkov#8
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Vardy + Yarmo > Madders + Auba?

      1. Martial Mathers
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Tempting yes! Just suggested that above so thanks

        1. Stoichkov#8
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          Madders is close to Vardy in points potential imo (maybe Vardy a bit better but still close) as Yarmo vs Auba is so obvoious choice so puting both pair together its a no brainer.

          1. Martial Mathers
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 9 days ago

            Thanks.

            Have done:

            Yarm to Maddison
            Soy to Periera
            Vardy to Auba

            1. Stoichkov#8
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 9 days ago

              very good moves imo

    3. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 9 days ago

      sterling or aguero

  14. cravencottage
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    This may seem repetitive, but choose 3 of these 5.
    1) Vardy
    2) Jiminez
    3) Auba
    4) Wilson
    5) Tammy

    1. chilli con kone
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      3, 5, 1

      Best but also expensive

    2. Stormbringer22
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Auba, Vardy, Wilson (or Tammy). Very difficult to decide between Wilson and Tammy

    3. MTPockets
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      145

    4. andres
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      145

    5. Nuno
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      145

    6. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      All have their merits imo, I have 1,4,5 currently myself mate

    7. Ganso
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      I've gone 1,4 & 5

  15. rmt this, rmt that so i sai…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 9 days ago

    appreciate responses :
    a. madds
    b. mount

    1. Martial Mathers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Madds if no Vardy.

    2. Stormbringer22
      2 months, 9 days ago

      I have both and am happy with both, but probably go with Mount if you can only have 1

    3. Internal Error
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      B

    4. Tombory
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      B

  16. andres
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Have mount, abraham and vardy, soy. Selling ceballos and or pieters

    A CHO
    B Maddison (and look at tomori / alonso for 3rd che)
    C neither

    1. MTPockets
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      A if you think he's nailed now, else B

  17. Pep Roulette
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    How bad is Salah's injury?

    1. Berbinho's Forehead
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      @JamesPearceLFC
      Mohamed Salah’s scan results showed no major issue. He suffered a twisted ankle v Leicester. #LFC insist it’s too early to say whether he will be fit for Manchester United away. Will continue to receive treatment this week.

    2. Stoichkov#8
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      I read somewhere that its nothing serious.
      He has some time off as wont play for Egypt during this IB anyway so will be fit in 2 weeks.

  18. Nuno
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Pope (Button)
    Robertson VVD Otamendi Tomori
    Salah Sterling KDB Mount
    Wilson Abraham

    Button - Dendoncker Lundstram Greenwood

    1FT, 0.1 ITB

    Thoughts on what to do?

    A. VVD > Soyuncu
    B. VVD + Dendoncker > Maddison + Reid (-4)
    C. Roll transfer and hope I can do B next week

  19. raoulduke71
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Looking ok?

    Pope
    Trent Ota Rico
    Mane Sterling KDB Mount
    Haller C.Wilson(C) Tammy(VC)

    Button, Mings, Lundstram, Guendouzi

    1. Internal Error
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Yes, although i'd look to sell Ota to Soyuncu

      1. cravencottage
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        why sell Ota? Pep doesnt have many options, and MC still will keep clean sheets

    2. sunnyh
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      How do you feel having Haller in your team? Confident? Or wait and see?

      1. raoulduke71
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        keeping him for 2/3 more at least. Got returns the past two games.

  20. Netters2018
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Greenwood to Jiminez and have 3 up top (Jimi, Haller, Abraham)

    or go 5 in midfield and ditch Cantwell for Maddison?

    Who is the better option at 7.1m?

    1. Internal Error
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      i like Maddison more than Jimi atm.

  21. Disturbed
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    WC active. Thoughts?

    Pope
    Taa ota Rico
    Mane kdb Madison mount
    Auba Wilson Tammy

    McGovern dunk lund Guendouzi

    1. Alonso The Great Midfielder
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      great team. enough with just one city attacker?

      1. Disturbed
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Not sure about that tbh. Might downgrade ota to Söyüncü and upgrade Auba to Kun initially and reassess. Makes sense?

        1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          Sterling over Mane is another option.

    2. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Not sure I would bank on City keeping CS. They are vulnerable vs counter attacks.

      What is your TV? How much do you have ITB?

      1. Disturbed
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        0.1m itv. Can do ota and Auba> Söyüncü and Kun

        1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          Sounds pretty good to me. Either that or upgrade Mane to Sterling. Depends on who you got more faith in with their upcoming fixtures. Arsenal have better fixtures than Liverpool.

  22. Pep Roulette
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Salah & Guendouzi to Mane & Maddison for -8?

    1. Slouch87 Scott Talent
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      No.

    2. Internal Error
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      not for -8

    3. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Nope

  23. dshv
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Forwards;

    Aubameyang, Abraham, Callum

    1. Si
    2. No

    1. Internal Error
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Si

    2. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Si, but would prefer Vardy over Callum

      1. dshv
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Cant do that..

  24. Weerman
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Thoughts on this WC team?

    Ryan Button
    TAA Soyuncu JWillems Lundstram Rico
    Sterling Mané KDB Mount Traoré
    Vardy Abraham Connolly

    Current team is

    Ryan Button
    TAA Alonso Zinchenko Lundstram Rico
    Salah Sterling DSilva Mount Dendoncker
    Abraham Pukki Greenwood

    1. Pep Roulette
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      I don't think your team needs a WC!

    2. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      I think that warrants a WC yes. Not sure about Traoré and JWillems but definietely a good WC

  25. Jullepuu
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Prediction: Next gameweek Pukki scores a brace and then everyone is struggling to get him back in.

    It's funny how fast a player can go from "essential" to the most urgent one to transfer out especially when most forwards blanked aswell.
    I can see why people are getting him out but at the same time that could backfire pretty badly.

    1. Internal Error
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Not if they are buying a Abraham, Wilson or Vardy in his place

      1. Jullepuu
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Are you saying that the players you listed are far more likely to score than Pukki? Or are you saying that if the player replacing Pukki also scores that then they don't want Pukki back even though Pukki scored two?

        You might be right either way..

    2. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      I don't think it went ''fast''. He had to blank 3 games in a row before getting shipped out.

      I'm sort of forced to keep unless I go for Jimenez, King or Jota in his place.

      1. Jullepuu
        2 months, 9 days ago

        I consider it fast because he was rated as the second best player to have behind KDB. At least it seemed that way because he was talked about so much.

        I'm also forced to keep him like you unless I downgrade someone and take a hit. He might just well score against the leaky bournemouth defence so taking a hit + a downgrade somewhere doesn't feel like the smartest of ideas.

        Also I can just bench him if I want to because I have 11 otherd with a favourable fixture 😆

    3. Warby84
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Plenty of goals in Norwich plus they had 22 attempts on Saturday with 5 on target.. I’m sticking for a bit longer

      1. Christina.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        only 2/22 was Pukki though

  26. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Son and Pukki to Vardy and Maddison for -4?

    1. Internal Error
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      As it's a move for several weeks, I think so. It might hurt in the next gameweek though

    2. avfc82
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      I know Spurs are all over the place, but they're scoring at home, Son has 21 points in his last two, and Watford are next up. I don't think I'd remove for a hit.

      1. Internal Error
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        The possibility of rotation is a factor. Even if he starts, he may feel the fatigue from international duties

        1. Internal Error
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          He plays for Korea on Tuesday morning. So plenty of time to get back and recover I guess. Watford game is sat 3pm

          1. Internal Error
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 9 days ago

            *South Korea

        2. avfc82
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          Yeah I guess he could be rotated, but he did okay last month following the international break, and I'm not sure Spurs can afford to rest him.

          1. Internal Error
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 9 days ago

            I saw Sheffield Utd had 70% away to Watford. Not looking good at all for Watford. Maybe it is worth keeping Son

    3. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      I have the same move in mind - for a hit as well - but I think I will save the FT. I Want to see how Spurs fares at home to Watford. Then maybe do it with 2 FT for gw10

  27. mazkills
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    With 1.1 itb, would you transfer Pukki now for Wilson? I have Salah and KDB with knocks. This transfer is free, and doable with .1 to spare.

    1. Internal Error
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      yes

      1. Internal Error
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        i would wait till you have 0 spare and the day a price change is due, that will rule it out

        1. mazkills
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          ty

    2. teneighty
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Not a bad move but since you'r not forced to do it right now because of price rises/falls I'd wait.

    3. Stormbringer22
      2 months, 9 days ago

      I would, in case of price changes. Salah's injury is apparently nothing serious and KDB is due to come back after the IB according to Pep's press conference before the Wolves game.

  28. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    CHO CHO! Its the sound of Hudson-Odoi train leaving the station

    1. Would Ed Woodward
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Would you consider triple Chelsea attack?

      1. Jason M
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Calm down. 2 max

  29. fuml_akimbo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Is this worth it for -4?

    Salah + Pukki + Cantwell > KDB + Maddison + C Wilson

    Cheers

    1. mazkills
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      looks good, maybe just KDB and Wilson this gw for free...especially if you have a viable 4th defender to fill in for the mid role

      1. fuml_akimbo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Cheers, I though about this with Rico or Otamendi.

    2. 007 [RoboKlopp]
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Yes

    3. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Salah + Pukki -> Maddisson + Vardy/Wilson now. No reason to take the hit.

  30. jdp219
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Waiting until after IB (and KDB fitness), but with 2FTs, I'm thinking:
    Sterling, Pukki > Maddison, Auba

    Would makes the attack: Salah, KDB, Mount, Cantwell, Madds; Auba, King, Tammy

    Decent approach?
    I figure Sterling could punish sellers, but Auba and those fixtures are too much to pass up, no?

    1. Alonso The Great Midfielder
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      is it only me that think arsenal fixtures not that great? Shu , Cpl and Wol could sit back defensively

      1. jdp219
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Yeah, I suppose you're right -- especially after Wolves did that to City.

      2. jdp219
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Can I read that as a "Don't do it"? Or maybe a "wait and see"?