Scout Notes

No joy for Yarmolenko’s new FPL owners as Kelly continues to deliver

West Ham United 1-2 Crystal Palace

  • Goals: Sebastien Haller (£7.4m) | Patrick van Aanholt (£5.6m), Jordan Ayew (£5.1m)
  • Assists: Ryan Fredericks (£4.5m) | Cheikhou Kouyate (£4.9m), Martin Kelly (£4.1m)
  • Bonus: Ayew x3, Kelly x2, van Aanholt x1

Andriy Yarmolenko (£6.0m) was the third-most-bought Fantasy Premier League asset of Gameweek 8, with just under 310,000 FPL bosses transferring in the Ukraine international after his run of three goals in four matches.

Yarmolenko’s ownership has increased by over 2000% in the last two Gameweeks but, as is sometimes the way with these bandwagons, the West Ham midfielder duly delivered a ‘one-pointer’ just as his popularity had ballooned.

The thrashing at Tottenham Hotspur apart, Crystal Palace have been one of the more reliable defences this season and in truth, they did a decent job of suffocating West Ham: of the ten home teams in Gameweek 8, only Watford had fewer shots than the Hammers.

Yarmolenko himself was contained well by Patrick van Aanholt (£5.6m) but there were still bright moments as he occupied the space between left-back and centre-half and, on another day, he would have left this game with an assist to his name.

West Ham’s only big chance of the match came from Yarmolenko’s cross from the right flank, with Sebastien Haller (£7.4m) firing straight at Vicente Guaita (£5.0m) from six yards to deny the Ukrainian’s owners an attacking return.

Haller was to later register his fourth goal of the season, converting a Ryan Fredericks (£4.5m) pull-back to briefly give the hosts an advantage.

The West Ham striker has a Harry Kane-like (£10.9m) tendency to drop deep to aid his side’s build-up play but, unlike the Spurs forward, compensates for it by getting into some dangerous positions in the opposition area.

The shot that Guaita kept out was his eighth from inside the six-yard box this season: no FPL asset has had more. Kane, by contrast, has registered one such attempt.

The man who teed up Haller for his goal was someone we highlighted in the Big Numbers piece last week, with Fredericks top among FPL defenders for penalty box touches this season.

The West Ham right-back, bombing on in advance of Yarmolenko after collecting the winger’s pass, did well to spot Haller amid a crowded area and was a creative outlet all evening, also crossing for Felipe Anderson (£6.9m) to head wide earlier in the match.

The Hammers have four of the seven worst teams for shots on target to come between now and the November international break, so there ought to be a clean sheet or two for Fredericks and co before their fixtures toughen from Gameweek 13 onwards.

Roberto (£4.4m), deputising for the injured Lukasz Fabianski (£5.1m), made his full Premier League debut and had a fairly quiet night, palming away one James McCarthy (£4.4m) shot from distance and being left no chance for either of Palace’s goals.

Manuel Pellegrini lamented the defeat and Declan Rice‘s (£4.9m) handball for Palace’s equalising penalty, also highlighting how little the visitors had otherwise created:

It’s a disappointing result because we were ahead in the score and we had other clear chances to decide the game and two set-pieces allowed Crystal Palace, who didn’t have any other shots from inside our box, to win the game with a penalty and a free-kick.

I think we had three clear chances to score in the first half and also had a couple in the second, but you must score. You cannot just create chances; you must score.

We didn’t and we conceded an unnecessary penalty – when Declan goes to the ball, he must keep his hand back and his arm down. It was an instant reaction and the ball hit his hand – and then they scored after the VAR and we lost.

The Eagles normally turn to the trusty Luka Milivojevic (£6.7m) when they are awarded a penalty but with their captain suspended, and with the likes of Christian Benteke (£5.7m) and Andros Townsend (£5.7m) among the substitutes (both of these players had taken a spot-kick for Palace last season), it was van Aanholt who stepped up to convert from 12 yards.

Speaking after the game, the Dutch left-back said:

Luka was suspended today and before the game, the gaffer in the meeting said: ‘Who wants to take a penalty?’

He looked at me and said: ‘Will you take it?’ I said: ‘Yeah. I’m confident enough to take one,’ and I took one and it hit the back of the net.

With Manchester City, Arsenal, Leicester City, Chelsea and Liverpool to come in the next five Gameweeks, interest in Palace assets will be minimal despite their excellent form.

Any Palace players that FPL managers do own, be it Martin Kelly (£4.1m) or Jordan Ayew (£5.1m), would seem likely to be emergency substitutes at best during this period but they are names to monitor ahead of Gameweek 14, when the Eagles enjoy a superb run of eight games without facing a ‘big six’ side.

Roy Hodgson’s side are certainly offering us decent value.

Kelly, van Aanholt and Joel Ward (£4.6m) are among the top six FPL defenders for points per million spent, with Ayew fourth among forwards for that statistic.

While Palace were deprived of what would have been their fourth clean sheet of the campaign (no Premier League club has more than their three), Kelly and Ayew combined for the Eagles’ winning goal – which was only confirmed after VAR intervention – and banked a combined five bonus points to keep their manifold owners happy.

Kelly is a budget defender whose race appeared to be run after the September international break.

Kelly’s injury and Mamadou Sakho‘s (£5.0m) return to fitness saw the former drop out of the side in Gameweeks 5 and 6 but a muscle strain picked up by Sakho has given the £4.1m-rated asset a reprieve in Hodgson’s starting XI.

Sakho is expected to return after the October international break but would Hodgson rush him back into the line-up given what happened at Spurs?

In the six games that Kelly has been in the starting XI, Palace have kept three clean sheets and conceded only three goals.

The fit-again James Tomkins (£5.0m), of course, is also eagerly awaiting his first league minutes of the campaign.

Ayew, meanwhile, has scored three goals in his last six starts and on each occasion he has banked maximum bonus.

It should be said that Fantasy managers shouldn’t expect a deluge of goals from Hodgson’s side: only Newcastle have created fewer big chances than the Eagles this season.

Opportunities were thin on the ground at the London Stadium, too, although Jeffrey Schlupp (£5.5m) perhaps could have done better when picked out by Wilfried Zaha (£6.7m) on 35 minutes, allowing Fredericks to clear his scuffed shot off the line.

Reflecting on the game, Hodgson said:

We subdued them through the bulk of the game really. I think the chances were fairly even on both sides. Certainly we had a lot of possession, as did they for periods of time.

It’s a victory I think the players not only deserve but they certainly worked unbelievably hard for it and got it against a good West Ham team. We didn’t win because West Ham were bad. We were lucky enough to get the decisions we got but good enough to give the quality of performance we gave.

Namechecking a few individuals, Hodgson added:

Joel Ward, Martin Kelly, Patrick van Aanholt, James McArthur, [James] McCarthy, Cheikhou [Kouyate], basically I think they’re all giving the club every single ounce of what they can give.

I think they’re working very, very hard to become a good team and to work together as a very good team. To be honest, I think that it’s too easy to say: ‘you’ve seen nothing yet.’

Members Analysis


West Ham United XI (4-1-4-1): Roberto; Fredericks, Cresswell (Zabaleta 84′), Ogbonna, Diop; Rice; Yarmolenko (Wilshere 78′), Lanzini (Fornals 68′), Noble, Anderson; Haller.

Crystal Palace XI (4-3-3): Guaita; Ward, Van Aanholt, Kelly, Cahill; McArthur, Kouyate, McCarthy (Townsend 81′); Zaha, Ayew (Benteke 89′), Schlupp.

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1,026 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Lav
    • 4 Years
    11 months, 17 days ago

    Hello DZ!

    What players would you consider essential on a WC? Thanks!

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 17 days ago

      Taa
      Lundstram
      Mount
      Tammy
      KDB
      Wilson
      Vardy

    2. Karhumies
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      11 months, 17 days ago

      GK: McGovern

      DEF: Soyuncu, Lundstram

      MID: KDB, Mount. Budget choice: Cantwell/Guendouzi/Saka

      FWD: No single player, but pick 2 out of Aubameyang/ Vardy/ Wilson/ Haller/ Abraham. Connelly is the 4.X to for, Greenwood and Wickham are out of fashion.

    3. Murder On Zidanesfloor
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 17 days ago

      TAA, Lundstram, Mount, KDB, Mane, Connelly

      1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
        • 2 Years
        11 months, 17 days ago

        No striker is essential

    4. Hot Toddy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 17 days ago

      TAA
      Lundstram
      Salah
      Sterling

      1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
        • 2 Years
        11 months, 17 days ago

        Salah 😆

        1. Hot Toddy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          11 months, 17 days ago

          Yes. Salah.

          1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
            • 2 Years
            11 months, 17 days ago

            Salah Essential? 😆

            1. Hot Toddy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              11 months, 17 days ago

              That's what I said yes.

              1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
                • 2 Years
                11 months, 17 days ago

                GL. Cant have this debate again

                1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
                  • 2 Years
                  11 months, 17 days ago

                  But keen to hear why you think he is essential.

                2. Hot Toddy
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  11 months, 17 days ago

                  Not trying to have a debate. Just posted an opinion and you responded with nothing comments.

                  1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
                    • 2 Years
                    11 months, 17 days ago

                    Well, you called Salah essential, which is a nothing comment. Wanted to give you a taste of your own medicine.

                    1. Hot Toddy
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      11 months, 17 days ago

                      That makes no sense whatsoever.

                      1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
                        • 2 Years
                        11 months, 17 days ago

                        Theres no case for Salah being essential. Or sterling for that matter.
                        So it's a nothing comment

                      2. Murder On Zidanesfloor
                        • 2 Years
                        11 months, 17 days ago

                        Good picks but "essential" is a term that shouldn't be thrown around casually.

                      3. AndyCook
                          11 months, 17 days ago

                          Is lit fair to call Mane essential though? He’s not doing a huge amount more than these two. Maybe it is, but I’m not sure

                        • Murder On Zidanesfloor
                          • 2 Years
                          11 months, 17 days ago

                          On current form on WC he probably is. He's doing significantly better than those two in the last 7 games, he didn't start GW 1. Since GW2 when he has been match fit to start,

                          Mane - 56 points,
                          Salah - 43 points,
                          Sterling - 28 points

                          Significant enough for me.

                        • Slitherene
                          • 2 Years
                          11 months, 17 days ago

                          Why is Lundstram "essential" to get in on a WC?

                        • Murder On Zidanesfloor
                          • 2 Years
                          11 months, 17 days ago

                          Attacking mid who also gets CS points and Baps

                        • Slitherene
                          • 2 Years
                          11 months, 17 days ago

                          Next 6 fixtures don't offer much for Sheffield, though.
                          Okay to keep him if one got him for 4. But nowhere close to essential for someone who is Wildcarding.

      2. FOO FIGHTER
        • 1 Year
        11 months, 17 days ago

        Robbo, TAA
        KDB, Mount

      3. Slitherene
        • 2 Years
        11 months, 17 days ago

        Why is Lundstram essential on a WC?

        1. AndyCook
            11 months, 17 days ago

            I don’t think he is now at 4.5, would be worth keeping if you got at 4 though

            1. Slitherene
              • 2 Years
              11 months, 17 days ago

              Exactly!

        2. AndyCook
            11 months, 17 days ago

            You might as well have McGovern given the situation, KDB, and Mount look to be priced brilliantly and definitely be my next pick would be Abraham personally but in terms of being essential then KDB and Mount for me

            1. AndyCook
                11 months, 17 days ago

                That’s badly written, to summarise KDB, Mount and possibly Abraham

          • Disturbed
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            11 months, 17 days ago

            Auba or Kun on wc?

            1. Amey
              • 1 Year
              11 months, 17 days ago

              Kun for me

              1. Disturbed
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                11 months, 17 days ago

                Cheers. Thoughts on Vardy vs Maddison? Having Maddy allows me a front line of kun tammy and Wilson.

                1. Amey
                  • 1 Year
                  11 months, 17 days ago

                  I personally like Vardy more as he's the spearhead for that team.
                  But like Tammy Kun Wilson Frontline too. Maddison can be a great alternative agreed.

                  1. Disturbed
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    11 months, 17 days ago

                    Great thanks

                2. Murder On Zidanesfloor
                  • 2 Years
                  11 months, 17 days ago

                  Wilson for the next 2 and then reassess. Could easily get 25 points in the next 2, and Vardys fixtures arent close to being as good.

            2. Murder On Zidanesfloor
              • 2 Years
              11 months, 17 days ago

              Auba will outscore Kun though. Maybe not an equally good captain option however.

              For instance, Over five games, Auba starts 5/5, kun 3 starts, 1 off the bench, 1 full rest (or something like that). Auba gets more points over 5, but in Kuns 3 starts he is an explosive (c) option.

              Taking into account the price difference, I would say Auba is arguably the better pick.

              1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
                • 2 Years
                11 months, 17 days ago

                Having said that. After the IB is when Kun could start back to back PL games. So for short term on WC, he is better.

              2. Disturbed
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                11 months, 17 days ago

                Cheers LoR

                1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
                  • 2 Years
                  11 months, 17 days ago

                  Hard to predict though. Auba isnt playing over the IB as well, and will be fresh. Still a fantastic pick on WC

            3. Hot Toddy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              11 months, 17 days ago

              Aguero.

          • Schliegs
            • 4 Years
            11 months, 17 days ago

            Thoughts on Odoi vs Mount?

            Can do:
            Cantwell > Odoi -4
            Otherwise its:
            Pukki > Connelly
            Cantwell/Saka > Mount -4 (Next week)
            with change left over for upgrades

            1. Nabs Kebabs
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              11 months, 17 days ago

              I'd do Pukki -> Connolly and Cantwell/Saka -> Mount this week for 2 hits.

            2. Murder On Zidanesfloor
              • 2 Years
              11 months, 17 days ago

              Neither. Dont take a hit.

              Do both moves next week.

            3. Hot Toddy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              11 months, 17 days ago

              Mount for now at least.

          • Disturbed
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            11 months, 17 days ago

            Better option on wc?

            a. king periera
            b. Wilson soyuncu

            1. Hot Toddy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              11 months, 17 days ago

              Relatively close, that. B by a whisker I think.

              1. Disturbed
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                11 months, 17 days ago

                Cheers

            2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              11 months, 17 days ago

              B by a mile for me

              Soyuncu is way underpriced whereas Pereira is priced about right

            3. Murder On Zidanesfloor
              • 2 Years
              11 months, 17 days ago

              B for me.

            4. Sailboats
              • 4 Years
              11 months, 17 days ago

              B

            5. Slitherene
              • 2 Years
              11 months, 17 days ago

              Clear B

          • Christina.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            11 months, 17 days ago

            I was awake all night.

            Not owning Salah is worrying.

            1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
              • 2 Years
              11 months, 17 days ago

              This is a joke right 😆

              1. Christina.
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                11 months, 17 days ago

                ...is Poo Fighter around?

                1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
                  • 2 Years
                  11 months, 17 days ago

                  He has entered my "do not bother" list.

                  1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
                    • 2 Years
                    11 months, 17 days ago

                    The guy is literally a joke lol. Lowers the quality of FPL conversation/advice here

                    1. AicilaXI
                      • 1 Year
                      11 months, 17 days ago

                      tbf, the quality of 'advice' around here isn't that good half of the time anyway.

                      1. Hot Toddy
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        11 months, 17 days ago

                        You're not wrong there.

                      2. Murder On Zidanesfloor
                        • 2 Years
                        11 months, 17 days ago

                        Agreed. So it really takes a special guy to make a significant contribution in lowering it further.

                      3. Christina.
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 10 Years
                        11 months, 17 days ago

                        I dont listen to any advice on the boards. to much white noise and people pushing their own ideas and agendas(me included)...besides its fun making up your own mind and manage your own team.

                        1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
                          • 2 Years
                          11 months, 17 days ago

                          I thought the same until my discussion with the guy last night. Absolute nutjob

                          1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
                            • 2 Years
                            11 months, 17 days ago

                            But yeah the only advice I really care about is from very limited people on here (including you), and some others occasionally surprise me

                        2. AicilaXI
                          • 1 Year
                          11 months, 17 days ago

                          Only way to do it, I think. You can't win if you try to listen. You could follow advice for a few weeks then end up being called template, or not following it and people ask you if you're serious or not. Someone new is 'essential' after every gameweek, and there's a small group of players which not having seems to be equal to a sin.

                          I do admit though, I get some enjoyment out of reading it. Helps pass my day in the office 🙂

                          1. Christina.
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 10 Years
                            11 months, 17 days ago

                            yes, I use the boards for fun thats all. the serious players aren't on here for a reason.

                    2. FOO FIGHTER
                      • 1 Year
                      11 months, 17 days ago

                      Wow, look at the expert voicing his opinion.

                      1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
                        • 2 Years
                        11 months, 17 days ago

                        Jog on mate.

                2. FOO FIGHTER
                  • 1 Year
                  11 months, 17 days ago

                  I am here 🙂

                  What team do you support?

                  1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
                    • 2 Years
                    11 months, 17 days ago

                    Arsenal.

            2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              11 months, 17 days ago

              You've that KDB sale to worry about now too

              I did try to warn you 😉

              1. Christina.
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                11 months, 17 days ago

                yep, thank G for 2 Ft's.

                😉

              2. Murder On Zidanesfloor
                • 2 Years
                11 months, 17 days ago

                Didnt do it I think.

                1. Christina.
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  11 months, 17 days ago

                  oh, maybe I misunderstood...Still own Kgb.

                  1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    11 months, 17 days ago

                    Will that a good call not tó do it - i just remember you were very pro-selling on Friday!

                    1. Christina.
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      11 months, 17 days ago

                      Yeah I was, but tend to try and not do anything if by Friday evening I have not made up my mind.

          • Disturbed
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            11 months, 17 days ago

            Does this wc team look g2g? Any critique welcome. Thanks

            pope
            taa soyuncu rico
            mane kdb Maddison mount
            kun Wilson tammy

            McGovern dunk lund dendo

            1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
              • 2 Years
              11 months, 17 days ago

              If you have funds itb I would use them to get someone nailed instead of Dend.

              Other than that, top notch!

              1. Disturbed
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                11 months, 17 days ago

                Cheers. Have exact funds for that team, and dendo seems to be the best option for a 4.4m bench fodder.

                1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
                  • 2 Years
                  11 months, 17 days ago

                  Yeah hes not nailed though, but that's the best you can get at 4.4 I guess. it's a great team.

                  1. Squeakybum99
                    • 1 Year
                    11 months, 17 days ago

                    He is nailed I thought. Just a boring 2 pointer and occasional 0.

                    1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
                      • 2 Years
                      11 months, 17 days ago

                      Not "nailed" for me hes played 34 and 45 mins in games. And more rotation could be on the horizon.
                      But for 4.4 he is decent when there is also other bench cover in the team

                  2. Disturbed
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    11 months, 17 days ago

                    Yeah now watch it get hammered by my original team. 🙂

          • FALSE PROFIT
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            11 months, 17 days ago

            Has anyone an idea of clean sheet comparatives to GW8 last year?
            If my memory serves me correctly, the early part of last season resulted in a lot and it tapered off as the season progressed. Particularly Liverpool cleanies at the beginning.
            With Chelsea, Arsenal and Spurs struggling defensively and not many below the bottom 6 able to defend, we can only look at:

            Liverpool who should improve but with hard games on the horizon: TAA and Robbo only for attacking returns atm.
            Man Citeh where nobody has a clue who will play and what result may crop up: Otamendi/Stones and Ederson possibilities.
            Chelsea with great fixture but 1 cleanie so far: A 4.5 might make sense and Emerson when he returns.
            Spurs: Forget about it.
            ManU: 5.5 defenders won't earn you the points per million IMO
            Arsenal: Great fixtures with defenders returning from injury. Tierney and Bellerin soon maybe but not now. Holding nailed on cheapie?
            Palace: Mid range team with mid range clean sheet expectations: Kelly for price and PVA for attacking returns maybe.
            Leicester: Probably the most reliable defensive unit: Soyuncu for value and Perriera for class a definite way in.
            Sheffield UTD: At least they can defend: Ludstrum a must in this climate. Consideration for the keeper too.
            Burnley: same old same old: Can't really go wrong with a keeper and/or a defender at the prices.
            To be honest, I cannot see other teams having any value unless you find a really good rotation in terms of home fixtures.

            Conclusion: 1 6 to 7 mil, nothing between 4.8 and 6 mil and all others below the mark. After this post there will be 10 nil nil results.

            1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
              • 2 Years
              11 months, 17 days ago

              You missed Brighton. Ryan is as good as any in that price bracket. And Dunk offers the most goal/assist threat from any of the 4.5-8 choices.

              1. Over Midwicket
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                11 months, 17 days ago

                And the most yellow card threat. Seriously, I hate playing him when he gets booked and loses baps.

                1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
                  • 2 Years
                  11 months, 17 days ago

                  Yeah still an option to be considered if since he is 6th highest point scoring defender currently, par with Robbo and VVD. Maybe not the best, but makes any list discussing defensive options for me.

              2. FALSE PROFIT
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                11 months, 17 days ago

                Maybe, but I have been trolled so many times by them and they are not playing so defensively this year.
                I would stay away from:
                Watford Soton Bournemouth Wolves Everton Norwich Villa Newcastle and Hammers for different reasons.

            2. The 12th Man
              • 7 Years
              11 months, 17 days ago

              I’m considering Hanley > Periera to pair with Soyuncu. Something different.

              1. The Overthinker
                • 3 Years
                11 months, 17 days ago

                Do it

            3. Slitherene
              • 2 Years
              11 months, 17 days ago

              Wolves & Newcastle should've been included too.

              1. FALSE PROFIT
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                11 months, 17 days ago

                See above

          • Squeakybum99
            • 1 Year
            11 months, 17 days ago

            Holding on to FT with all the yellows around, even if it means getting Vardy in two weeks later. Have wilson to cover, Pukki will get his chance of atonement.

          • FPL Kaka
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            11 months, 17 days ago

            Is Maddison better value than Vardy?

            1. Over Midwicket
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              11 months, 17 days ago

              No.

            2. Christina.
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              11 months, 17 days ago

              I dont think so. not bad though.

            3. Nabs Kebabs
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              11 months, 17 days ago

              I think he is miles better value.

              1. Nabs Kebabs
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                11 months, 17 days ago

                Use the comparison tool and you'll see why.

            4. Murder On Zidanesfloor
              • 2 Years
              11 months, 17 days ago

              I think theres not much in it. Equally good value

          • Nabs Kebabs
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            11 months, 17 days ago

            https://understat.com/league/EPL

            xPTS is interesting. United as high as third 😯

            As an Arsenal supporter, I'm not surprised we are 10th. We have been overperforming for sure. Defence as shocking as always and our attack has looked disjointed. Auba's brilliant form and finishing has seen us overperform.

          • the dom 1
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            11 months, 17 days ago

            G2G for GW9 lads?

            Heaton*
            VVD, Ota, Rico
            Salah*, Stirling, Mount, Cantwell
            Tammy, Vardy, Auba

            Pope, Lunds, Doug Luiz, Kelly

            Cheers

          • The Red Devil
            • 5 Years
            11 months, 17 days ago

            Vardy + mount?
            Or
            Aubameyang+ 5.6 mid?

            1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
              • 2 Years
              11 months, 17 days ago

              Theres nothing for 5.6, if you cant afford McGinn at the minimum, I'd go A

            2. FOO FIGHTER
              • 1 Year
              11 months, 17 days ago

              Djenepo would be your best bet. He is at 5.2 but injured.

          • Christina.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            11 months, 17 days ago

            whats up with heaton?

            1. the dom 1
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              11 months, 17 days ago

              possible strained muscle apparently.

              1. Christina.
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                11 months, 17 days ago

                shitt

          • Nabs Kebabs
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            11 months, 17 days ago

            @Christina

            Will you finish top 4k this year?

            lol

            1. Christina.
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              11 months, 17 days ago

              I doubt it.

              1. Nabs Kebabs
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                11 months, 17 days ago

                😆

                1. Christina.
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  11 months, 17 days ago

                  you?

                  😆

                  1. Nabs Kebabs
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    11 months, 17 days ago

                    who knows where I'll finish...I'm sitting outside 500k atm but everyone is still bunched up. I'm just going mad with hits cos its fun. TV already 104m + hopefully will help as the season plays out

                    1. FOO FIGHTER
                      • 1 Year
                      11 months, 17 days ago

                      Nice TV there. What is your SV?

                      1. Nabs Kebabs
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 8 Years
                        11 months, 17 days ago

                        101.7m

                        1. FOO FIGHTER
                          • 1 Year
                          11 months, 17 days ago

                          My TV is 102.8m. SV 101.1m

              2. Nabs Kebabs
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                11 months, 17 days ago

                this is your year mate !!!

                1. Christina.
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  11 months, 17 days ago

                  I want top 100

                  1. Nabs Kebabs
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    11 months, 17 days ago

                    With such a great start I think your a great shout to achieve that. Doubt many other managers currently in the top 100 have the same fpl history as you.

          • Brosstan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            11 months, 17 days ago

            kDB sellers on Reddit absolutely seething lol. He's not going to drop.

            1. The Dance
              • 9 Years
              11 months, 17 days ago

              Does it matter that he isn’t dropping?

              1. Eat my goal!
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                11 months, 17 days ago

                Nope coz 1 game 1 haul and he’ll rise again - season keeper bar bad injury anyhow

              2. Brosstan
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                11 months, 17 days ago

                For sellers who thought he would drop so they wouldn't lose as much value when rebuying later it does

            2. abaalan
              • 4 Years
              11 months, 17 days ago

              I sold and got in Pepe for one week punt, so not too disappointed (like if I'd gone son or Mahrez). And my buy value was 9.7 so not the worst.

              But I just don't understand how can be sold en mass and still hasn't dropped (yes I'm looking to get back in on WC if fit). Going to make me rage if I'm priced out by 0.1

          • The Overthinker
            • 3 Years
            11 months, 17 days ago

            *Yawn*

            1. Christina.
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              11 months, 17 days ago

              *fart

              1. The Units
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                11 months, 17 days ago

                Loud and proud

          • Christina.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            11 months, 17 days ago

            Wilson vs Abraham is not as clear cut as I thought it would be in the comparison tool.

            😕

            1. Nabs Kebabs
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              11 months, 17 days ago

              I just had a look. I have Abraham as clear winner. Own both though.

              1. Christina.
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                11 months, 17 days ago

                55%/+5 key vs 45%/+6 key

                1. Christina.
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  11 months, 17 days ago

                  Wilsons min/GA is worrying

            2. Eat my goal!
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              11 months, 17 days ago

              I expect Wilson to regress a little

              Tammy was cheaper and has been unlucky with some chances to Wilson getting rather fortunate to get some points

          • PortoGuy
            • 1 Year
            11 months, 17 days ago

            Hi all
            Better medium/long term returns?

            A. Firmino Abraham Greenwood
            B. Vardy Abraham Greenwood
            C. Wilson Abraham Greenwood
            D. Haller Abraham Jimenez
            E. Pukki Abraham Haller
            F. Pukki Abraham Jimenez

            Thanks 😀

            1. Eat my goal!
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              11 months, 17 days ago

              You’d like to think 3 playing players are the better option

              As such this isn’t a fair comparison

              I’ll still go B but that’s my frontline

            2. Miguel Sanchez
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              11 months, 17 days ago

              Go Connolly over Greenwood

          • CFC1990
            • 9 Years
            11 months, 17 days ago

            No Liverpool in my WC but can them back in three moves after Man City game by doing Aubameyang, Maddison and Tomori to Connolly, Salah/Mane and TAA

            Pope, Gazzaniga
            Tomori, Otamendi, Soyunchu, Lundstram, Rico
            Sterling, KDB, Maddison, Mount, Cantwell
            Aubameyang, C Wilson, Abraham

            1.6m itb

            1. Miguel Sanchez
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              11 months, 17 days ago

              Looks great - perhaps balance it out with Mané instead of a City mid.

            2. My neck my back my Saed Kol…
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              11 months, 17 days ago

              Looks good, mine very similar. Got Vardy and mane instead of sterling and Wilson tho

          • Miguel Sanchez
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            11 months, 17 days ago

            Morning all, thoughts on final places below on WC:

            Pope McGovern
            TAA Pereira Tomori Lundstram XXX
            Mane KDB xxx Mount Dendocker
            XXX Wilson Abraham

            A) Vardy Son Rico
            B) Auba Maddison Dunk

            Ta

            1. CFC1990
              • 9 Years
              11 months, 17 days ago

              B for me please RMT above

            2. Slitherene
              • 2 Years
              11 months, 17 days ago

              B

          • davies
            • 6 Years
            11 months, 17 days ago

            How many games will Auba get up front?

            Tempted to sell him to accomodate Mane when Laca returns...

            1. Planet_Marss
              • 1 Year
              11 months, 17 days ago

              laca returns after int break....

          • Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
            • 8 Years
            11 months, 17 days ago

            Whos more important Vardy or Maddison or Pereira ?

            1. The 12th Man
              • 7 Years
              11 months, 17 days ago

              I like them all.
              Don’t know whether I can fit either Maddison or Vardy in without making sacrifices I don’t want to make.
              So thinking about getting Periera in along with Soyuncu for a double up and counting Periera as my Leicester attacking option.

          • Planet_Marss
            • 1 Year
            11 months, 17 days ago

            isn't it a little impatient losing Pukki before bournemouth.. I understand the current away form but bournemouth aren't exactly amazing defensively. Could he easily punish?..

            1. Slitherene
              • 2 Years
              11 months, 17 days ago

              50/50 chance

              1. Cruyff's Eleven
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                11 months, 17 days ago

                Hahaha, that's right: either he does, or he doesn't....

          • Garrincha1962
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            11 months, 17 days ago

            I harped on about Aguero starting v Wolves as per analysis of every home match in 2019. It seems obvious Aguero would start.

            Warning for GW9: Aguero might be benched for this away match at Palace.

            The trend is somewhat opposite for away matches in last few months, where if fully fit Jesus starts.