Scout Notes

Lundstram value continues as Watford show defensive improvement

Watford 0-0 Sheffield United

Goals: None

Assists: None

Bonus Points: Daryl Jamaat x3 (£4.3m), Ben Foster x3 (£4.8m), Christian Kabasele x1 (£4.3m), Jack O’Connell x1 (£4.5m)

John Lundstram (£4.5m) continued to prove his value to Fantasy managers in Gameweek 8 as he pulled in another five points.

It came from Sheffield United’s third clean sheet of the campaign, as they continue to display potential for defensive returns. Chris Wilder’s men have still only conceded seven goals in their first eight matches of the campaign – only Liverpool have let in fewer than that.

The latest shutout took Lundstram to a season score of 39 points, just one shy of current top-scoring defenders Ricardo Pereira (£6.1m) and Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.2m).

For that reason, Lundstram remains the best value player in any position in 2019/20. His season value, as measured by the official Fantasy Premier League website, stands at 8.7, 1.1 higher than any other player, Mat Ryan (£4.6m) currently in second place on 7.6.

Lundstram remains the top-scoring Sheffield United player and best value asset in the whole of FPL

As per usual, Lundstram offered the potential for returns additional to his clean sheet potential with one effort inside the Watford penalty box and two key passes.

However, his 31.1% ownership will be somewhat frustrated at his yellow card from this fixture, which reduced his score to just five points.

Furthermore, it takes Lundstram that little bit closer to a one-match suspension for accumulation for yellow cards.

Players will receive a ban if they pick up five of these in their club’s first 19 matches of the season, the threshold increasing to 10 from their 20th match onwards.

So far, Lundstram has been booked three times in the first eight Gameweeks, which works out at one every 2.7 games. If he continues on that current trend, the budget FPL defender would pick up his fifth yellow card of the season in either Gameweek 13 or 14, before the threshold increases to 10.

While two Sheffield United players have committed more fouls than Lundstram since promotion, he is the highest in this department among midfield players.

The hope for Fantasy managers is that he gets his next two yellow cards very soon as the Blades are embarking on a tough run of games, in which even the most enthusiastic Lundstram owners may be forced to consider benching him.

They host Arsenal in Gameweek 9 while they also face Tottenham (away) and Manchester United (home) before Gameweek 13.

Due to Watford’s lack of composure in front of goal, Henderson could only make two saves in Gameweek 8

Outside of Lundstram, there wasn’t a great deal to write home about from a Fantasy perspective for Sheffield United.

While roughly a third of all managers are invested in the out-of-position Fantasy defender, no other Blade is owned by more than the 3.4% currently in possession of goalkeeper Dean Henderson (£4.5m).

As far as starting outfield players go, Enda Stevens (£5.0m) and George Baldock (£4.5m) are the most popular but sit in just 0.7% of Fantasy teams.

The lack of investment in midfield and forward players was certainly justified by a fairly forgettable attacking performance from Sheffield United.

While Chris Wilder’s men dominated possession, they failed to create anything too clearcut against the joint-worst defence in the Premier League (20 goals conceded).

That means after the first eight matches of the campaign, only Everton (six), Newcastle (five) and Watford themselves (four) have found the net fewer times than Sheffield United.

Furthermore, they have blanked three times in the last four matches, which could convince Wilder to make some changes his side.

McBurnie is still without an attacking return since Gameweek 3

The 3-5-2 formation he went with at Vicarage Road featured the same 11 players who gave Liverpool a tough time in Gameweek 7, a third successive Premier League start for each of those options.

That is, of course, welcome news for their budget assets, not least Lundstram, who has started every match of the season so far.

It also shows that Oli McBurnie (£5.9m) and Callum Robinson (£5.3m) are the established front-two for the Blades while David McGoldrick (£5.4m) is out with a groin problem.

However, if Sheffield United continue to struggle in front of goal, the Republic of Ireland forward could earn a recall after the international break.

For now, Lys Mousset (£4.9m) and Billy Sharp (£5.7m), back from suspension, are being used as impact options, both of whom featured in the second half at Watford but failed to add much going forward.

In spite of recent struggles in front of goal, Wilder remains in a positive place considering that, thus far, Sheffield United are one of just three teams who are yet to taste defeat away from home this season.

“I’m delighted with the players on the road this season. The results we’ve had speak for themselves. You come away from home in the Premier League, in our first season, to dominate the game as we did, of course, we would have liked to open them up a little bit more. We couldn’t really find that final pass. But I thought our approach was good yet again, we’ve come to win and we haven’t and if we can’t then we take something back up the road to Sheffield.” – Chris Wilder

Andre Gray missed the best chance of Watford’s draw with Sheffield United

It must be said that Sheffield United’s latest clean sheet was helped by a wasteful Watford side.

The Hornets remain bottom of the league for goals scored this season despite creating better chances than their opponents on Saturday afternoon.

Big opportunities came the way of Andre Gray (£5.8m), Danny Welbeck (£5.9m) and substitute Craig Dawson (£4.9m) but all three of them were nowhere near clinical enough.

Former Burnley and Brentford forward Gray found himself faced with an open goal from four yards out in the first half but still managed to blaze over a dreadful miss.

Welbeck got through on goal in the second half, exploiting some space at the back. However, when faced with the chance to square to Gray or take Henderson on, he opted for the latter and had his shot saved.

Welbeck forced a save out of Henderson when he should have squared to Gray

Afterwards, Dawson got clear in front of Sheffield United’s goal from a second-half set-piece and, despite his usual composure in such situations, headed wide.

“We had the best chances. They were very clear and, in another moment, with more confidence, they would be a goal. We wanted a win, we needed it. They used their tools and we used out tools and we created the best chances. This is very clear.” – Quique Sanchez Flores

Such a performance at that end of the pitch for Watford will encourage those with defensive assets set to play them in the coming weeks.

Both Chelsea and Burnley, who have appealing assets at the back, will face the Hornets between now and Gameweek 13.

Centre-back Craig Dawson missed a golden opportunity for Watford on Saturday

Finally, despite Watford’s own defensive players have been off-limits for Fantasy managers this season, they still managed to keep their first clean sheet of the campaign.

In fact, it was the Hornets first one in 19 Premier League matches, their last one coming at the beginning of February, eight months ago.

While Sheffield United’s own flat offensive performance was probably a contributing factor, it is possible that Quique Sanchez Flores has managed to orchestrate some improvements at Vicarage Road.

The Watford manager opted to match up to Sheffield United’s formation with a 3-5-2 of his own, recalling Christian Kabasele (£4.3m) and Sebastian Prödl (£4.0m) to sit in the back-three with Craig Cathcart (£4.4m).

“The clean sheet is very important for the team because since February we haven’t had one, so it’s good for the confidence. We didn’t concede, we played for the second time with a back five and from these two games we didn’t lose.” – Christian Kabasele

Prödl made his first start since April 2018 against Sheffield United

For former Werder Bremen man Prödl, this was his first league start since April 2018 and by all accounts was relatively solid before coming off with a knock after 57 minutes.

“I’ve suffered a bad couple of months with injury comebacks and being out of favour but I was focused on my goal, that I want to be back for Watford in the Premier League to help the team, especially this very weird and difficult situation, to be back with my experience to help the team out. I am working hard.” – Sebastien Prödl

Whether we see a three-man defence used again by Flores remains to be seen. It is possible that he used it against the Blades to match them up and the manager himself said after the game that the players were to be praised not the system.

Clean sheets should certainly be something that he will be working towards recording more of in his second spell at the club as they formed an important part of his first.

During Flores’ first five matches in charge of Watford back in 2015/16, three clean sheets were recorded before the club went on a run of five in eight outings a few months later.

However, it seems unlikely that defensive returns will be regular any time soon with Tottenham (away), Bournemouth (home), Chelsea (home) and Norwich (away) the Hornets’ next four opponents.

“The system is not the most important thing. The most important thing is the players. Once we have the players, the system can change and how you read the system. We don’t have too much time. We don’t have amazing confidence in other shapes, we don’t have these memories.” – Quique Sanchez Flores

Watford XI (3-5-2): Foster; Cathcart, Prödl (Dawson 57′), Kabasele; Holebas, Pereyra, Doucouré, Cleverley, Janmaat; Welbeck (Sarr 77′), A Gray (Deulofeu 59′).

Sheffield Utd XI (3-5-2): D Henderson; O’Connell, Egan, Basham; Stevens, Fleck, Norwood, Lundstram, Baldock; Robinson (Sharp 71′), McBurnie (Mousset 62′).

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865 Comments Post a Comment
  1. TAT
    • 1 Year
    10 days, 16 hours ago

    Is Ayew a genuine third striker option to consider?

    1. Mr. Captain Blanc
      • 2 Years
      10 days, 16 hours ago

      yeh if u could rotate with a decent 5th mid

      1. Stormbringer22
          10 days, 16 hours ago

          This ^ If you are looking to play Ayew most games however - not really ideal

          1. TAT
            • 1 Year
            10 days, 15 hours ago

            Will try to avoid playing him in difficult fixtures if I pick him as a third striker, that's for sure. Far from certain it's something to seriously consider, but it does open up the possibility to spend funds elsewhere.

        • TAT
          • 1 Year
          10 days, 15 hours ago

          That's what I'm tinkering with. Will be surprised if I go down that route, but it's something to look at at least.

      2. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 10 Years
        10 days, 16 hours ago

        Expect lots of blanks. A bit like Cantwell.

        1. TAT
          • 1 Year
          10 days, 15 hours ago

          That's unavoidable, I guess! Looking at a 3-5-2/4-3-3 rotation as a possible way to go on WC.

      3. Zlatanzo
          10 days, 15 hours ago

          Palace fixtures are horrible

          1. TAT
            • 1 Year
            10 days, 15 hours ago

            Yeah, I know. s the price tag and what it can do for the rest of the team that's interesting.

      4. gooner_112233445566
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        10 days, 16 hours ago

        on wildcard, how does this look....

        pope, button
        taa, pereira, rico, lund, kelly
        mane, kdb, mount, maddison, dendoncker
        auba, wilson, abraham

        0.3 itb.. any other suggestions? (kind of wanted sterling or mahrez)

        1. gooner_112233445566
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          10 days, 16 hours ago

          is pereira worth the extra 1.4 over soyuncu?

          1. Nigel Knows
            • 1 Year
            10 days, 16 hours ago

            It’s the occasional goal or assist worth 1.4?
            Would I prefer to bank money and go Wilson to Vardy in gw12 or 13

      5. Nabs Kebabs
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        10 days, 16 hours ago

        Jeez...Pukki is dropping like a stone

        1. Eat my goal!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          10 days, 16 hours ago

          In that his price has fallen .1?

          1. Nabs Kebabs
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            10 days, 16 hours ago

            and on 52% to drop again

            1. Eat my goal!
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              10 days, 16 hours ago

              understandable considering Norwich form

        2. Bam Bam Bigelow
          • 3 Years
          10 days, 16 hours ago

          Pukki haul coming up

          1. Bobby Digital
            • 2 Years
            10 days, 15 hours ago

            Yp

          2. Yank Revolution
            • 8 Years
            10 days, 15 hours ago

            Doubtful

        3. Nigel Knows
          • 1 Year
          10 days, 16 hours ago

          He will be a bargain 6.4m after 3/4 more blanks (and 4% owned)

      6. seewhyaxe
        • 2 Years
        10 days, 16 hours ago

        Hello dz!

        Is there anywhere I could find out if a particular player is playing in the international break?

        Thanks much. 🙂

        1. Cantwell on these things.
          • 2 Years
          10 days, 16 hours ago

          Google?

        2. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 10 Years
          10 days, 16 hours ago

          Should be an article this week on that. Otherwise type the country and squad in google.

          1. seewhyaxe
            • 2 Years
            10 days, 16 hours ago

            Thanks TM!

        3. Nigel Knows
          • 1 Year
          10 days, 16 hours ago

          Or ask here, someone should know?

          What player (s)?

      7. bigdip
        • 7 Years
        10 days, 16 hours ago

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

        2FT, 0.5TIB

        Any suggestions pls?

        1. Aztec Kamara
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          10 days, 16 hours ago

          Digne>Pereira?
          Also not convinced on Haller myself - what about Digne>Soyuncu and Haller>Wilson (if that works)

      8. Cantwell on these things.
        • 2 Years
        10 days, 16 hours ago

        Lundstram's been a real gem. I can see myself tripling up on sheff u defence tbh. Stevens to complete the set I'm thinking. Looks a v good player.

        1. Stormbringer22
            10 days, 16 hours ago

            That is a lot of eggs in one basket!

            1. Aztec Kamara
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              10 days, 16 hours ago

              Yeah won't be joining you on that - agree Lundstram's been ace though.

            2. Cantwell on these things.
              • 2 Years
              10 days, 16 hours ago

              Yes and no. They play 7 defenders every week. Or 6 and a GK. They've looked solid enough so far. Few errors still but 13.5m for three defenders in a decent side is not a huge gamble I don't think. 3/8 clean sheets so far. I won't be doing it just yet but maybe gw11.

          • Zlatanzo
              10 days, 15 hours ago

              Double is fair but triple???

              1. Cantwell on these things.
                • 2 Years
                10 days, 15 hours ago

                The way I see it is if you're happy with one then you can be happy with three. It's not like you're gonna be too interested in one of the four non defenders.

            • Regin
              • 2 Years
              10 days, 15 hours ago

              No way triple up. Maybe double up. But I prefer to spread my risk in defence

            • Jarvish Scott Talent
              • 4 Years
              10 days, 15 hours ago

              Only Liverpool have conceded less PL goals this season so far than Sheffield United.

            • Krionos
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              10 days, 15 hours ago

              Terrible idea.. Promoted teams usually fade as the season progresses. Also, have you seen their upcoming fixtures?

            • Nabs Kebabs
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              10 days, 15 hours ago

              I've had double up since WC on GW3. Henderson in goals and Lund in defence. Don't play Henderson much though as I've got Pope aswell.

          • Sepp Blattered
            • 9 Years
            10 days, 16 hours ago

            Really want a front 4 of Vardy, Wilson, Abraham, Haller with their upcoming fixtures...

            Maddison a viable option vs Vardy?

            Haller looks a good differential with the upcoming fixtures.

            1. thunder_mike
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              10 days, 16 hours ago

              Rather have Vardy and get Yarmolenko instead of Haller.

              1. Sepp Blattered
                • 9 Years
                10 days, 15 hours ago

                Haller has been unlucky at the moment - is West Ham's main man and with Lanzini back, I expect him to do some serious damage over the next 4 fixtures. Also getting a lot of big chances so he is due and flying under the radar.

                1. Silecro
                  • 1 Year
                  10 days, 15 hours ago

                  Thats really the argument that keeps me out of making some crazy (-4) moves to do Haller > Vardy/Auba...i also think we should be patient, after all he returned last 2 games, not a lot, but he did

            2. Zlatanzo
                10 days, 15 hours ago

                eve, shu, new, bur not exactly the easiest fixtures for goals. 4 pretty solid defensive teams

            3. Nabs Kebabs
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              10 days, 16 hours ago

              Pope
              TAA Tomori Soyuncu
              Sterling KDB Son Mount
              Wilson Abraham Pukki

              Henderson Digne Cantwell Lundstram

              1FT, 1.5m

              Tempted by Digne, Son, Pukki -> Rico, Maddison, Kun (-8)

              Thoughts?

              1. Aztec Kamara
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                10 days, 15 hours ago

                I'd want some LIV attack personally, but those 3 MCI will score you some serious points some weeks.

                1. Nabs Kebabs
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  10 days, 15 hours ago

                  I'm tempted to go with the triple due to Palace, Villa and Southampton in the next 3. Think Liverpool can wait as fixtures aren't the best for a few weeks.

                  1. Aztec Kamara
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    10 days, 15 hours ago

                    Fair. But as some have pointed out MUN & TOT are hardly looking great.

                    1. Nabs Kebabs
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      10 days, 15 hours ago

                      I actually think United have been very unlucky. Not exactly looking great but lowest xGC in the league indicates their defence hasn't been that bad. Tottenham have looked poor at the back though. I am tempted to maybe hold Son for a week then turn him into Salah or Mane (I prefer Salah but he is being sold while Mane is being bought). And I'm not sure what I'd do with Pukki then. I'm happy to give him a final chance against Bournemouth but if he blanks again I think he needs to go. Don't really fancy alternatives in the price range and Vardy will be out of reach even if I go Mane over Salah.

                      1. onceuponatyne
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        10 days, 15 hours ago

                        Can't speak for a lot of their other games, but the Man Utd that Newcastle faced last weekend was the worst I've seen in decades and decades. Yes, they're missing a lot of first-teamers, but my Toon side are horrific and outplayed them man for man.

                        1. Nabs Kebabs
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 8 Years
                          10 days, 15 hours ago

                          Don't get me wrong United have been poor. But I think the problems are more so in attack. They are decent defensively.

                          1. onceuponatyne
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 5 Years
                            10 days, 15 hours ago

                            I can only speak for the last match, but they were shocking all over the pitch against us. Good as we were for once, that NUFC is a poor side and utterly outplayed MU. I worry for them if that's close to their level.

            4. gooner_112233445566
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              10 days, 16 hours ago

              on wildcard, how does this look guys???

              pope, button
              taa, pereira, rico, lund, kelly
              mane, kdb, mount, maddison, dendoncker
              auba, wilson, abraham

              0.3 itb.. any other suggestions? (tempted to have sterling or mahrez instead of mane for next 3 gameweeks) and not sure whether to get soyuncu instead of pereira to save money

              1. Max City
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                10 days, 15 hours ago

                I think that's a good team..

              2. maratus
                • 5 Years
                10 days, 15 hours ago

                Pope -> Gazzaniga

                1. Legend of Rosický
                  • 1 Year
                  10 days, 15 hours ago

                  Lol no

            5. Colby
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              10 days, 16 hours ago

              Can someone please shed some light on price rises and falls? KDB has been transferred out by tens of thousands of managers and yet he remains at 10.0m? I’ve seen players sit at 90% with double arrows on fplstatistics on a Tuesday evening and they still don’t rise in price by Saturday. Confusing.

              1. Eat my goal!
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                10 days, 16 hours ago

                Injured players don't drop as quick.

                1. Eat my goal!
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  10 days, 16 hours ago

                  plus it adjusts for wildcards

                  1. Colby
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    10 days, 16 hours ago

                    Cheers mate. You made an interesting point a few hours ago about Sterling’S positioning on the wide left impacting on his scoring capability. Is he playing wider this season than last?

                    1. TorresMagic™
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • Has Moderation Rights
                      • 10 Years
                      10 days, 15 hours ago

                      Comparison tool will show you. No Sane a big factor.

                    2. Eat my goal!
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      10 days, 15 hours ago

                      I think so but largely that the left flank isn't as beneficial to his cutting in as the right imo, although I haven't the stats to back it up. This guy also made some great points:
                      https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/2019/10/07/citys-defence-struggles-as-attacking-assets-blank-against-superb-wolves/?hc_page=8&hc_sort_by=comment_date#hc_comment_20992872

                      1. Colby
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 8 Years
                        10 days, 15 hours ago

                        Really appreciate that ‘Partridge’ - Sterling is such a frustration

              2. Stormbringer22
                  10 days, 16 hours ago

                  Don't get me started on this, it is an absolute farce! The general consensus here is that due to the fact that KDB was deemed "underpriced" to begin with, his price is now more or less fixed. FPL being very selective with which players the rules apply and with which they don't

                • Nigel Knows
                  • 1 Year
                  10 days, 16 hours ago

                  I think players underpriced at start of season have breaks on with sales: Martial and KDB prime examples.

                  Must be something in formula missing when it comes to underpriced lads

                  1. Colby
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    10 days, 15 hours ago

                    Cheers lads - it’s very frustrating isn’t it.

                • TorresMagic™
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • Has Moderation Rights
                  • 10 Years
                  10 days, 15 hours ago

                  Only 1K or so have sold today. Flags and why make him cheaper goes a long way. Need to reach 100% in most cases.

              3. Aztec Kamara
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                10 days, 16 hours ago

                Anyone (esp those moving off Pukki) thinking Jiminez is back in the frame?
                They have a nice run of fixtures and his price has nearly come down to the end of last season. Or is the Europe distraction still too much, or too knee-jerky from one good game v MCI?

                1. Bury94
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  10 days, 15 hours ago

                  That's literally the transfer I'm making this week

                2. HMC
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  10 days, 15 hours ago

                  Shhhh
                  I mean yes decent option especially fixtures wise

                  1. Aztec Kamara
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    10 days, 15 hours ago

                    🙂
                    I really want Wilson but that'll be 2 moves

                3. Zlatanzo
                    10 days, 15 hours ago

                    Wolves not an option as long as they are in EL. Squad depth is too weak, I see inconsistency with them in the prem, just like Norwich

                  • Jarvish Scott Talent
                    • 4 Years
                    10 days, 15 hours ago

                    Possibly - likely to wait until GW12 though.

                  • Yank Revolution
                    • 8 Years
                    10 days, 15 hours ago

                    I think waiting until Wolves are kayoed from Europa is a smarter play personally.

                4. Silecro
                  • 1 Year
                  10 days, 16 hours ago

                  This will sound as a 2 weird transfers but..

                  OUT: Otamendi & Cantwell
                  IN: Rico & Hudson Odoi
                  For free

                  Yes or no?

                  Have exact cash

                  1. Eat my goal!
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    10 days, 16 hours ago

                    Nope not with City's fixtures

                5. Max City
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  10 days, 16 hours ago

                  Is this team worth a WC?

                  Heaton Pope
                  TAA Otamendi* Coleman* Kelly Rico
                  Salah Mahrez* Dilva* Mount Cantwell
                  Pukki* Abraham CWilson

                  3.1m itb 1FT

                  My WC would be

                  Pope Heaton
                  TAA Rico Dunk Kelly Lundstram
                  KdB Mane Mount Yarmolenko Cantwell
                  Auba Firmino Abraham

                  0.0itb

                6. Nigel Knows
                  • 1 Year
                  10 days, 15 hours ago

                  Against that Norwich City defence, Pukki must score at least 36 points each day in training !

                  1. TorresMagic™
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • Has Moderation Rights
                    • 10 Years
                    10 days, 15 hours ago

                    Don't think they train much for risk of injury.

                7. TorresMagic™
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • Has Moderation Rights
                  • 10 Years
                  10 days, 15 hours ago

                  Last Man Standing

                  Entry is open during the break.
                  Code is bcvy39
                  Scores needed after hits are 66, 35, 36, 40, 36, 46, 38 and 30 for GWs 1-8
                  Over 3000 qualified for GW9.
                  https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/2019/07/27/the-last-man-standing-competition-5/ for all the details.

                  1. Silecro
                    • 1 Year
                    10 days, 15 hours ago

                    Pls TM clarify me so that i can understand correctly: If i can see myself in this league it means that i survived up to now, and when i fall out of league, i wont be able to see it anymore in leagues section because i will be removed, right?

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

                      That's correct.

                  2. Max City
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    10 days, 15 hours ago

                    Wow I only fail to pass GW 8..

                    1. Yank Revolution
                      • 8 Years
                      10 days, 15 hours ago

                      Bummer. It's a fun comp, the one I look forward to most each year.

                8. AFBS_1991
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  10 days, 15 hours ago

                  My team:
                  Pope Button
                  TAA Soyu Lunds Ota Rico
                  KDB Sterling Salah Mount McGinn
                  Pukki Greenwood Vardy
                  (2FT 0.0 ITB)
                  Salah + Greenwood to Maddison + Abraham is a upgrade?

                9. The Fantasy Doctor
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  10 days, 15 hours ago

                  ?WC

                  From:
                  Pope Button
                  TAA Digne Lundstram Ota Tomori
                  Salah Sterling KdB Mount Cantwell
                  Pukki Abraham Greenwood

                  To:
                  Pope Button
                  TAA Otamendi Soyuncu Tomori Lundstram
                  Mane KdB Mount Maddison Dendonker
                  Auba Wilson Abraham

                  1. ResultatFar
                    • 1 Year
                    10 days, 15 hours ago

                    you are almost choosing the same team, so no!

                  2. Regin
                    • 2 Years
                    10 days, 15 hours ago

                    Yes

                10. bigdip
                  • 7 Years
                  10 days, 15 hours ago

                  Help please. Any suggestions pls? 2FT, 0.5TIB
                  Ryan (Button)
                  Otamendi, TAA, VVD Digne Lundstram
                  Mount Salah, Sterling Cantwell Dendocker
                  Abraham Haller, Pukki

                  1. Regin
                    • 2 Years
                    10 days, 15 hours ago

                    Too much investment in defense. Get rid of Digne, vvd, Salah, sterling, pukki, cantwell.
                    He mane kdb, kun or auba, mount, some 4.5 def

                    1. Regin
                      • 2 Years
                      10 days, 15 hours ago

                      He should be get

                11. KingOllie
                  • 4 Years
                  10 days, 15 hours ago

                  Do you rate these transfers?

                  Son + Greenwood -> Maddison + Abraham for free

                  1. Jarvish Scott Talent
                    • 4 Years
                    10 days, 15 hours ago

                    Surprised so many are getting rid of Son before Watford at home.

                    1. Nabs Kebabs
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      10 days, 15 hours ago

                      Tottenham are garbage and he'll be tired from playing during the IB.

                      1. Jarvish Scott Talent
                        • 4 Years
                        10 days, 15 hours ago

                        Ok Kebobs

                  2. Nabs Kebabs
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    10 days, 15 hours ago

                    Looks very good to me.

                  3. Regin
                    • 2 Years
                    10 days, 15 hours ago

                    Absolutely. Even worth a hit

                12. Bobby Digital
                  • 2 Years
                  10 days, 15 hours ago

                  What are we doing with Salah? Keeping? Getting rid?

                  1. Magic Zico
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    10 days, 15 hours ago

                    Mane

                  2. RamaJama
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    10 days, 15 hours ago

                    Mane

                  3. Regin
                    • 2 Years
                    10 days, 15 hours ago

                    Sold him for mane. Allows me to do upgrade pukki to c Wilson

                  4. Nigel Knows
                    • 1 Year
                    10 days, 15 hours ago

                    Sold on Sunday night - along with Pukki

                    Brought in Aubameyang and also Mount (who’d is stupidly sold in GW6 WC)

                    Mount bought at 6.2 / sold at 6.5 (6.3 SV) and bought again at 6.7 (what a waste of money by selling him 2-3 weeks ago)

                    Zaha actually matched Mount for 6+7 but sold Z for Yarmolenko who failed to match Mount in 8.

                    Have Money for Mane and a plan to bring Salah back after Kuns home match double header in 10/11.

                  5. THFC4LIFE
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    10 days, 15 hours ago

                    I’m keeping for now, other issues to deal with

                13. HurriKane
                  • 7 Years
                  10 days, 15 hours ago

                  Who you reckon scores more points over next 4?

                  A) Mount- NEW bur wat CPL

                  B) Salah- mu TOT avl MCI

                  1. Regin
                    • 2 Years
                    10 days, 15 hours ago

                    Mount perhaps.

                  2. ZimZalabim
                    • 3 Years
                    10 days, 15 hours ago

                    Mo

                    whats the combo tho
                    theres nearly 6 mil difference
                    what u doing with that money

                  3. Nigel Knows
                    • 1 Year
                    10 days, 15 hours ago

                    Mount hopefully as this was my switch this week. Salah to Mount

                14. Magic Zico
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  10 days, 15 hours ago

                  On WC, A. Pope Dunk or B. Ryan Lowton? Prob not much in it?

                  1. gooner_112233445566
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    10 days, 15 hours ago

                    a

                  2. Regin
                    • 2 Years
                    10 days, 15 hours ago

                    A. Dunk can get odd goal or assist

                  3. Jarvish Scott Talent
                    • 4 Years
                    10 days, 15 hours ago

                    Dunk is on 4 YCs, but realistically there's nothing really in it - whichever is the cheaper.

                  4. Magic Zico
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    10 days, 15 hours ago

                    Cheers fellas, the YC sways it

                15. ResultatFar
                  • 1 Year
                  10 days, 15 hours ago

                  A) Jimenez + Maddison
                  B) Salah + Haller

                  A) obv leaves me with some money itb to spend next gw to upgrade elsewhere

                  1. Silecro
                    • 1 Year
                    10 days, 15 hours ago

                    Depends on where would you spend that A money, otherwise B has a lot higher ceiling

                    1. ResultatFar
                      • 1 Year
                      10 days, 15 hours ago

                      Could also change elsewhere, but looking to get Jimenez in. Could potentially keep Haller for the next 4 and change Maupay + Salah -> Jimenez + Maddi

                      Would leave me with the following attackers: Pukki + Haller + Jimenez

                16. gooner_112233445566
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  10 days, 15 hours ago

                  whats everyones thoughts on this wildcard team...

                  pope button
                  taa, ota, soy, lund, rico
                  sterling, kdb, mount, maddison, dendoncker
                  abraham, auba, c wilson

                  worth spending that money on ota or save? my plan is to in 3 gameweeks bring mane in for sterling/kdb

                  1. Jarvish Scott Talent
                    • 4 Years
                    10 days, 15 hours ago

                    Very nice sir

                17. Nabs Kebabs
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  10 days, 15 hours ago

                  Not many considering 5 strong mids with Connolly third striker on WC? I'd go something like this in attack:

                  Sterling Mane KDB Maddison Mount
                  Wilson Abraham (Connolly)

                  1. Eddie
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    10 days, 15 hours ago

                    That's my team, but Salah and Pukki for Mane and Wilson. I'd like to swap but think I'm priced out.

                    1. Eddie
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      10 days, 15 hours ago

                      Means I can't easily get in Auba, kun, Kane or even Vardy or Firm etc without hits though.

                      1. Nabs Kebabs
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 8 Years
                        10 days, 15 hours ago

                        Auba - plays in a kak team (coming from Arsenal supporter)
                        Kun - He's a god but it may be best to go without as he is expensive to be such a rotation risk
                        Kane - Spurs lol
                        Vardy - So overpriced imo
                        Firmino - Overpriced

                  2. Zlatanzo
                      10 days, 15 hours ago

                      That's this week's WC template more or less

                      1. Nabs Kebabs
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 8 Years
                        10 days, 15 hours ago

                        Nah everyone has Vardy who I think is overpriced. Also a lot have Auba who I'm not convinced on. He's been in amazing form but Arsenal have looked terrible.

                        1. Zlatanzo
                            10 days, 15 hours ago

                            Agree with you there, but Laca is the barrier preventing me from getting Auba. Maddison over Vardy for sure.

                      2. Yank Revolution
                        • 8 Years
                        10 days, 15 hours ago

                        No, can't rely on Connolly and I hate having 2 strikers only.

                        1. Nabs Kebabs
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 8 Years
                          10 days, 15 hours ago

                          You wouldn't be relying on Connolly when he costs 4.5m and is bench fodder...

                          1. Yank Revolution
                            • 8 Years
                            10 days, 15 hours ago

                            I covered both formation scenarios in my answer (In a 4 4 2: "Dont like the formation" and in a 3 4 3: "Wouldnt want Connolly starting every week".

                            1. Nabs Kebabs
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 8 Years
                              10 days, 15 hours ago

                              Why don't you like 442? Personally, I go with what formation I think allows me to get the most valuable players in.

                              1. Yank Revolution
                                • 8 Years
                                10 days, 15 hours ago

                                There's been research that shows 3 4 3 is the ideal formation (value and highest avg. points), most every week and every season. Cant recall who authored it, but I think it was on here during the pre-season. It just so happens to match my thinking as well since I started playing. Sometimes 4 4 2 can match it, but I dont think it can ever exceed it except for brief patches of time.

                                1. Nabs Kebabs
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 8 Years
                                  10 days, 14 hours ago

                                  Well I played 352 for most of the season the year I got my best rank. So I'm not sure why we are assuming playing 2 strikers means playing 4 defenders. Also, going 2 strikers for a while doesn't mean your stuck with it. It takes 2 transfers to restructure.

                                  1. Nabs Kebabs
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 8 Years
                                    10 days, 14 hours ago

                                    I usually play 343 aswell fwiw, just not rigid on it.

                                  2. Yank Revolution
                                    • 8 Years
                                    10 days, 14 hours ago

                                    Theres always brief exceptions and outliers, Nabs, I think 3 5 2 was the third best formation or tied with 4 4 2.

                                    But, this formation study article had years of data behind it. And 3 4 3 came out on top. No sense arguing about it or posting your experience with others. It's just what the numbers have borne out. As I mentioned, the article's conclusions just happened to line up with my own preferences of formation.

                                    1. Nabs Kebabs
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 8 Years
                                      10 days, 14 hours ago

                                      I'm not arguing against the 343 at all. In my experience it is infact the best formation. But if I think there is better value elsewhere for a specific period, I will divert from that system.

                                      1. Yank Revolution
                                        • 8 Years
                                        10 days, 14 hours ago

                                        Flexibility is an underrated thing, so, sure.

                              2. Zlatanzo
                                  10 days, 15 hours ago

                                  Started the season with 442, went horribly. I'm a bit scarred from that, 352 has always worked for me so i'll be sticking with that

                                  1. Nabs Kebabs
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 8 Years
                                    10 days, 14 hours ago

                                    Well yeah tbh I'm not sure why he specifically started talking about 442. I'd usually go 352 ahead of 442.

                      3. The Train Driver
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        10 days, 15 hours ago

                        Salah, Mane or Sterling?

                        Have TAA and KDB.

                        1. theodosios
                          • 1 Year
                          10 days, 15 hours ago

                          Mane

                        2. Regin
                          • 2 Years
                          10 days, 15 hours ago

                          Mane

                      4. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
                        • 3 Years
                        10 days, 15 hours ago

                        (a) Vardy and Auba or
                        (b) Kun and Wilson?

                        1. Regin
                          • 2 Years
                          10 days, 15 hours ago

                          B

                        2. Max City
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 2 Years
                          10 days, 15 hours ago

                          Any other option?

                        3. Zlatanzo
                            10 days, 15 hours ago

                            B

                        4. Regin
                          • 2 Years
                          10 days, 15 hours ago

                          Why all the love for auba? Lacazette will be back soon meaning auba will drift wide. Though auba has been consistent except the last game, he is scoring some 6-8 points. Not sure that is worth 11m.
                          I am happy to go without any arsenal players. And spurs and manu players a no go zone now

                          1. Zlatanzo
                              10 days, 15 hours ago

                              6-8 points isn't bad, just need other captain options

                            • Yank Revolution
                              • 8 Years
                              10 days, 15 hours ago

                              7 pts per match is an excellent average tho Reg.

                          2. donlobatto
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 2 Years
                            10 days, 15 hours ago

                            Afternoon

                            For now, I decided to take the plunge with a -8 which gives me this team:

                            0itb
                            Heaton*
                            VVD*, Soy, Rico/ Lunds
                            Mané, Sterling, KDB, Mount
                            Vardy, Wilson, Abraham
                            (Button) (Lunds/ Rico, Cantwell, Kelly)

                            Plan is either to play WC later before deadline if needed or to stick with this and save WC.

                            My only remaining “concerns” are Heaton and VVD (i.e not having TAA) but no cash itb so beyond dropping Sterling on a WC I don’t see a solution for now.

                            Thoughts? Given I’m so close to a decent WC team is it worth wasting it to save 8pts and make a couple of minor tweaks?

                            Thanks

                          3. Ragnar Lothbrok
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 3 Years
                            10 days, 15 hours ago

                            1 FT. Do I ship Kane now or wait for Watford fixture? Was going to take out Kane & Pukki for Vardy/Auba & Wilson.

                            Current team is:

                            Ryan (Button)

                            TAA/Ota/Tomori/Lundstram (Montoya)

                            Mane/Sterling/Mount (Cantwell/Dendon)

                            Kane/Tammy /Pukki

                            1. Yank Revolution
                              • 8 Years
                              10 days, 15 hours ago

                              I think you have to give Spurs assets one more game, since its Watford.