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. JJeyy
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    King or Jiminez?

    1. Slitherene
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Jimenez

  2. Syd.
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    2 weeks of nonsense and 2 FTs to contemplate

    Zinc has to go for sure as Pep has now played 4 different players at LB

    1. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      sell!

      1. Syd.
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Any suggestions darling?

        1. Christina.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          whats your team pal?

          1. Syd.
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 7 days ago

            The same team that beat you 2 weeks ago in our H2H 😉

  3. Slitherene
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Have decided to get in Vardy.
    Still have a big decision to make.

    A) Pukki -> Vardy & play VvD (mun)
    B) Ayew - > Vardy, by downgrading VvD & play Pukki (bou)

    So which one do you think is better?

    1. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 7 days ago

      A

    2. ragnarlookbrood
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      B keep pukki

  4. sunnyh
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Lots thinking C.Wilson will be a good captain candidate, but considering Norwich has 2 weeks to get healthy, could the return of some defensive first teamers make Norwich a bit more solid at the back?

    Thoughts?

    1. Slitherene
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 7 days ago

      It will be an open game. Tough to get a CS away.

    2. Amey
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 7 days ago

      They just shipped 5 against goals shy Villa.
      Bournemouth on their day can open up many teams in PL. If i had Wilson he'd be my ©.
      Have Tammy © King V© atm

  5. Beautiful Game
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    I'm confused regarding what to do with this lot.

    Any suggestions would be appreciated!

    Pope • Button
    VVD • Otamendi • Soyuncu • Kelly • Lundstrum
    Sterling • Mane • KDB • Son • Mount
    Abraham • Pukki • 4.5 Fodder

    2FT • .3 ITB

    1. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Son > Maddison

      Pukki > vardy / auba

      1. Beautiful Game
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Son and Pukki both have good fixture next week hence confused whether to ship them out now

        1. Eat my goal!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Son travels far over the intl break but yeah great fixture

    2. Slitherene
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 7 days ago

      VvD + Pukki -> Boly + C.Wilson

      1. Slitherene
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 7 days ago

        I guess you can afford Vardy too.

    3. mdm
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      VVD -> Tomori or Rico and save

      1. zotter
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        I would do that. United look more than toothless atm

        1. zotter
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Wouldn’t !!

    4. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Wait for news on KDB but I’d want to get Wilson in for Pukki

      1. Beautiful Game
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        What do you think, shall I go for Wilson who could be a short term pick or Vardy a medium term one?

        1. THFC4LIFE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Both great picks imo

      2. zotter
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Son and Pukki to Wilson and Madison?

        Assuming kdb fit. Then can upgrade vvd to Trent in due course

  6. Rolls-Royce
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Heaton
    Otamendi Dunk Rico
    Salah Sterling Son Cantwell
    Aguero Abraham Pukki

    McGovern Lundstram Lowton Hayden

    Aguero + Hayden -> C.Wilson + Mount/Maddison for 2 FTs?

    1. tyron
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      wont wana lose aguero for the next two atleast .. how about son to mount and pukki to wilson

      1. zotter
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Maybe Madison or mount. But yeah Pukki to Wilson

  7. Peter Ouch
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Scoutcast tonight?

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Has to be next week with IB right ?

    2. Pirlø's Pen
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Never first Tuesday of the IB

      1. Skonto Rigga
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Next Tuesday, aye

        1. Peter Ouch
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Thanks mate

    3. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Next week.

  8. tyron
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    so with son last game being tuesday morning uk time.. do we think he will start vs watford?

    1. TLF
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Under normal circumstances I think he'd be at risk of a rest but given he is one of Spurs best players and they are struggling to find form and get points on the board I don't think Poch will be able to rest him. I'm an owner and planning to keep him for Watford currently.

      1. tyron
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        well i hope this is the case. i am also an owner and want to give him watford game atleast especially now that i have silva to worry about..

  9. Amey
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Eagerly waiting for Trossard to come back from Injury.
    Looked brilliant before the Injury.
    Brighton in general are great under new manager. Kinda hate my decision to sell Dunk few gw's ago having bought him on WC 😮

    1. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Just brought Dunk in - like the next 3 fixtures

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Nice
        Was keen on Maupay too. Got King instead because of Norwich Watford games next

  10. tyron
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    silva and pep has apparently fallen out.... my season just gets better. now have to hope he and son starts......

    1. soumyeah
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      david? benardo? link?

      1. tyron
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        https://www.neareel.com/man-city-boss-pep-guardiola-blames-david-silva-for-his-side-defeat-against-wolves/

        its david.. its been reported all over twitter by city itk accounts, the mail and the sun, of course as an owner i will worry but i am not sure until pep confirms

  11. FOO FIGHTER
      1 month, 7 days ago

      McGinn and Mount will defy all odds this season.

      Yarma will try keep up.

      1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Sherlock Holmes, ladies and gentlemen

        1. FOO FIGHTER
            1 month, 7 days ago

            This is Fantasy Premier League. Not real life football.

            1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 7 days ago

              Correction, its actually Michael Owen

              1. FOO FIGHTER
                  1 month, 7 days ago

                  Yes Traore haling vs City.

                  1. FOO FIGHTER
                      1 month, 7 days ago

                      *hauling*

                  2. FOO FIGHTER
                      1 month, 7 days ago

                      Michael Owen is a terrible pundit.

                    • FOO FIGHTER
                        1 month, 7 days ago

                        No wonder you are an Arsenal fan. Do not know the difference between wrong or right.

              2. Kasper the ghost keeper
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 7 days ago

                Anyone on a WC considering Roberto or Gazzaniga as a ln alternative to Pope? Saves an extra 0.2 that's needed elsewhere

                1. Kasper the ghost keeper
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 7 days ago

                  *as an

                2. Yank Revolution
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 7 days ago

                  No

                3. Karhumies
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 7 days ago

                  McGovern would save even more.

                4. Kung Fu Football
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 7 days ago

                  Gazzaniga yes...in fact he's in.

              3. tyron
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 7 days ago

                do we think silva is next on the axing line for pep.. rumors of a fall out between them. a worried owner here.

                1. potatoace
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 7 days ago

                  Which silva,
                  any links to these rumours, thanks

                  1. Syd.
                    • 10 Years
                    1 month, 7 days ago

                    David

                    It is nothing more than tittle tattle by the tabloid press

                    1. tyron
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 7 days ago

                      i hope so man but do u really think so?

                    2. tyron
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 7 days ago

                      surely it wouldve came from somewhere

                  2. tyron
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 7 days ago

                    david silva apparently had a falling out with pep after spurs game for his lack of running and then the same after the wolves fixture. its been reported all over twitter by the mail and the sun and also this. of course i am not sure how true until pep confirms but as a owner i am worried

                    https://www.neareel.com/man-city-boss-pep-guardiola-blames-david-silva-for-his-side-defeat-against-wolves/

                    1. Wild Rover
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      1 month, 7 days ago

                      What a pile of crap

                    2. Syd.
                      • 10 Years
                      1 month, 7 days ago

                      You do realise the Mail & the Sun tells more lies and makes more stuff up than all other papers put together.

                      1. Wild Rover
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        1 month, 7 days ago

                        Have you read the link? It starts with ‘Pep Guardiola who is the manager of Manchester City...’ 😀

                        1. Eat my goal!
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 1 Year
                          1 month, 7 days ago

                          Informative

                    3. Murder On Zidanesfloor
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 7 days ago

                      I stopped at "the sun"

                      Rest easy, its all fabricated

                2. potatoace
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 7 days ago

                  Shouldn't read the Sun. It'll give you cancer.

              4. tyron
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 7 days ago

                current team, no wildcard. 1 ft already made. next move will be a -4

                Heaton
                taa tomori lowton (lunds rico)
                salah silva son cantwell saka
                wilson aguero greenwood.

                4.4 in the bank. the plan was -4 for greenwood to Tammy but now silva and son are issues.
                son playing sri lanka and korea 4 days to return and start vs watford
                silva a fall out with pep over his lack of "running" in the spurs and wolves fixture. idk what to do 🙁

                1. Amey
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 7 days ago

                  I'd get Tammy without a doubt. Many have double up so going without one Chelsea attack can be dangerous.

                  1. tyron
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 7 days ago

                    so get tammy and just hope silva and son play? ofc if they dont the bench its saka, lunds rico on the bench

                    1. Amey
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 7 days ago

                      Rico has Norwich home
                      Nice safety blanket imo.
                      Lundstram Oop against "that" Defense can nick you something if you're lucky.

                      I have bench of Cantwell Rico Lundstram this gw & am pretty relaxed. (Done early moves too due to ££ constraints 😛 )

              5. Pukki Problems
                Pirlø's Pen
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 7 days ago

                What’s everyone’s general thoughts on Pukki?

                He’s still 41% owned so if you do get the decision wrong that the party’s over, you’ll be made to pay.

                Fixtures look fine, but then again not amazing considering the away form of Norwich.

                Currently leaning towards sell, 4 out of 5 blanks simply isn’t good enough.

                1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 7 days ago

                  Keeping for now, bou is a decent fixture and there are plenty of sellers to punish

                2. Amey
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 7 days ago

                  So many striker options this season helping the unrest towards Pukki IMO.
                  Sold him myself, kept Cantwell though as he's 5th Midfielder & bought@ 4.6

                  Norwich are having horrible luck with Injuries so ....

                3. Camzy
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 7 days ago

                  Likely selling this week. Don't love his fixtures. Team look in shambles. But it depends on who's available after the break. If anyone gets injured and is more important to replace, I'll gladly wait another week to sell Pukki when he has Bournemouth next.

                4. De Gea Van Dijk. 10
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 7 days ago

                  Staying on this wagon for now.

                5. Yank Revolution
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 7 days ago

                  Sold. Too many blanks in games he should have had points in.

                6. DeadStar
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 7 days ago

                  Statistically I think he’s still just about “best of the rest” outside of Wilson and Abraham in that sort of price bracket. It’s a bit different if you’re looking at upgrading to a premium (Vardy +) or even switching to a 3-5-2. Potentially someone like Maddison could be better at about the same price.

                7. Kung Fu Football
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 7 days ago

                  Rest.In.Pukki

                8. CRO KLOPP
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 7 days ago

                  Sold,for C.Wilson and 0.3 profit

                  1. Pirlø's Pen
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 6 days ago

                    If I could do this in one move I think I would. Might even bang the captaincy on him too.

                9. Werkself - A Whole Lawro B*…
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 6 days ago

                  Sold at 0.2 profit. Lots of decent alternatives in the 5.9 - 7.9 price range. If he blanks again there will be a mad rush to the exits.

                10. firetog
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 6 days ago

                  Sold for Conolly, switching to 2 up front and upgrading 5th Mid to Madison

                  1. Pirlø's Pen
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 6 days ago

                    My exact thoughts... Cantwell Pukki outgoing. Would leave me with:

                    Pope
                    TAA Otamendi Soyuncu
                    Salah Sterling KDB Maddison Mount
                    Tammy Haller

                    4.0 Connolly Kelly Lundy

                    1. DMP
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 6 days ago

                      Nice looking team.

                11. DantheManinaPan
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 6 days ago

                  I think this is a borderline case, with advantages to both selling and keeping, and context important.

                  Personally I had 2.0 in the bank and 2FT with no major fires, so was an easy decision for me to move for Vardy before he rise and Pukki dropped.

                12. HMC
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 6 days ago

                  I bought at 6.8 so can afford another drop. Personally trying to move him but waiting over IB to see if other pressing issues
                  Villa at home was supposed to be a nice fixture too so who knows. Maybe a bunch of people sell cause the party was getting crowded. He could perform any gameweek
                  I’d prefer not to have any Norwich players

                13. doyeon
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 6 days ago

                  Planning to sell him for King.

                  1. T-BOX ⚽
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 6 days ago

                    Bad idea.. you’re a member you should know why

                14. The Hindu Monkey
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 6 days ago

                  Keeping for one more at least. Bournemouth always concede. Out if he blanks again. Hopefully for Norwich's sake they will have some players back for week 9.

                15. B Bodega: Holly's Hams…
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 6 days ago

                  Sold, I'm on a wildcard and it looks like the party is over to me. Going with Auba, Tammy and Vardy up front.

                16. the Penman
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 6 days ago

                  If he was our only hope, I’d keep. But Abraham, Haller and King to name but 3 are in the same price bracket so there’s options in better form. Sell!

                17. GivetNgog
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 3 days ago

                  Sorry so late to the Pukki Problems Party, but I agree probably time to sell with other options around & fixtures not good enough to offset form. I had exact cash for him & Pepe to Auba & Madd so did early, hope works out!

                  1. HollywoodXI
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 3 days ago

                    I sold Pukki for Wilson as had exact money and worried about a price drop for Pukki.

                18. goldeneye79
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  28 days, 6 hours ago

                  Norwich have been shocking away from home with 3 blanks out of 4 so its not even the fact Pukki isn't scoring, the whole team just don't seem to attack very well when playing away.
                  I've got him too but thinking of selling for Jimenez or Wilson. At best Pukki could maybe get 1 goal against Bournemouth so my decision will be based on team news tomorrow and whether i think Jimenez or Wilson will match or better than total.

              6. THFC4LIFE
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 7 days ago

                With 4.7m in the bank and 1ft which move would you do?

                A. Pukki > Auba
                B. Pukki > Vardy
                C. Greenwood > Wilson
                D. Greenwood > Vardy

                Can post the team if needed

                1. Amey
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 7 days ago

                  C

                2. Ajax Hamsterdam
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 7 days ago

                  I assume C and d will change structure of team . Maybe post ?

                  1. THFC4LIFE
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 7 days ago

                    Cantwell will be benched basically going 343

                3. ragnarlookbrood
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 7 days ago

                  C or D get rid of greenwood

                4. Kung Fu Football
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 7 days ago

                  C

                5. HMC
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 6 days ago

                  Surely A will pay off over the next few weeks
                  C can’t complain, would throw Jimenez in there too

              7. The Fantasy Doctor
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                1 month, 7 days ago

                Repost as need to do tonight. Sterling to Auba worries me slightly.

                ?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. Nigel Knows
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 7 days ago

                  Will you not want Sterling back for GW10 and 11 (like BIG time)

                  1. zotter
                    • 10 Years
                    1 month, 7 days ago

                    I would get sterling for now. Maybe tomori to Rico. Then mane in 12 for sterling ?

                  2. The Fantasy Doctor
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    1 month, 7 days ago

                    Yeah good points. GW10 and 11 are not far away. I would really want Sterling for them.

                  3. The Fantasy Doctor
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    1 month, 7 days ago

                    Might consider Wilson and Soyuncu for Digne and Pukki (-4) but could also backfire.

              8. zotter
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 7 days ago

                One FT.

                A. If kdb fit. Salah to kdb ?
                B. If kdb out? Save or ?

                Pope
                Trent. Ota. Rico
                Salah. Mount. Yarm. James
                Auba c. Aguero. Abraham

                Button. Cantwell. Lundstram. Peters

                1. EMBOLOFAN
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 7 days ago

                  i’d roll ft. not sure i’d start james

              9. Ajax Hamsterdam
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 7 days ago

                Vardy and yarmolenko to maddison and Abraham for free is a stupid move right ?

                1. Eat my goal!
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 7 days ago

                  4 players I want in my team (got 2)

                  1. Ajax Hamsterdam
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 7 days ago

                    Which one do you have ?

                    1. Eat my goal!
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 7 days ago

                      Vardy and Tammy - if I were to ditch salah for auba I’d get yarma for greenwood. Decided against that move considering it’s a -8

                2. Debauchy
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 7 days ago

                  This week yes

                  1. Ajax Hamsterdam
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 7 days ago

                    Thanks debauchy

                3. Amey
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 7 days ago

                  Selling Vardy ?
                  Don't like Parties or what 😀

                  1. Ajax Hamsterdam
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 7 days ago

                    Haha youre right Amey

                    1. Amey
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 7 days ago

                      😀

              10. Debauchy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 7 days ago

                So many early transfers tether lads tether

                1. Eat my goal!
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 7 days ago

                  Boring

                  1. Debauchy
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 7 days ago

                    yep , boring rules

                    1. Eat my goal!
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 7 days ago

                      1st 1/2 system - early transfers gain value risk disappointment

                      2nd 1/2 use value to kill rank without risk

                      1. Eat my goal!
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        1 month, 7 days ago

                        System? Season

                2. Ajax Hamsterdam
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 7 days ago

                  Won't do my transfer until a week on Friday just getting ideas 🙂

                3. Syd.
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 7 days ago

                  I would be more surprised if there wasn't any it is just the way the game is these days.

                  1. Debauchy
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 7 days ago

                    Aye Syd , such times and I wonder..

                4. De Gea Van Dijk. 10
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 7 days ago

                  Salah>Mane.

                  Three days in.

              11. fc_skrald
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 7 days ago

                Other seasons I have tried to have only one player from each team (with a few exceptions). This season something has changed:

                3 Chelsea
                3 Norwich
                2 Liverpool
                2 Man City
                2 Bournemouth
                1 each from Aston Villa, Sheffield and West Ham

              12. De Gea Van Dijk. 10
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 7 days ago

                Regret me rage transfer now.

                Gonna be hits for me if injury’s.

                1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 7 days ago

                  No harm done

                  1. De Gea Van Dijk. 10
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 7 days ago

                    Still finish top 5k.

                    1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 7 days ago

                      Exactly

                2. Debauchy
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 7 days ago

                  Look up , self control FGS

                  1. De Gea Van Dijk. 10
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 7 days ago

                    Rage transfers have paid off before now.

                3. FOO FIGHTER
                    1 month, 7 days ago

                    What hit you taking and for whom?

                    1. De Gea Van Dijk. 10
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 7 days ago

                      Only if injured over next two weeks.

                  • Amey
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 7 days ago

                    I'm still confident (Hopefully no Injuries 😛 )

                4. mynameisq
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 7 days ago

                  Any tips for an fpl manager that's lost his way? Especially when it comes to captain choices. When I first started playing years ago I was basically a puntmatser I could pick a midfielder that couldn't hit a barn door the previous weeks as captain and it worked, I'd always just captain who I wanted before I thought about ownership or EO and was really good at it and now I've just lost my way. I think it started when players like Suarez and Salah basically became perma cap choices there was literally no point going against them but right now nobody in the league is doing that. Last year top scorers had what, 22 goals? Nowhere near perma cap

                  Tldr

                  Lost my way on captain choices because of how reliable players like Suarez and Salah (first season) were. How do I get back to just capping who I actually want instead of the safe choices

                  1. De Gea Van Dijk. 10
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 7 days ago

                    Self massage always works.

                  2. Amey
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 7 days ago

                    I have 4 © blanks 😀
                    Don't even know what to say. Going with gut feeling now. Tammy © this gw. Do hell with Raz Mo rotation.

                    1. mynameisq
                      • 6 Years
                      1 month, 7 days ago

                      Maybe I just need to be brave, always chicken out and go safe

                      1. Amey
                        • 1 Year
                        1 month, 7 days ago

                        It's same with everyone i guess. Hopefully the luck turns around for us with some nice hauls ....
                        GL 🙂

                        1. mynameisq
                          • 6 Years
                          1 month, 7 days ago

                          You too man

                  3. pompeyupnorth
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 1 day ago

                    Pay to be a member then access captain sensible each week if you can.. 12.50 before the season is worth it imo..

                5. kyrgios
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 7 days ago

                  Why is 'everyone' selling Pukki?

                  1. De Gea Van Dijk. 10
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 7 days ago

                    New trend.

                  2. Murder On Zidanesfloor
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 7 days ago

                    He looks good to troll sellers in gw9

                    1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 7 days ago

                      😆

                    2. kyrgios
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 7 days ago

                      100%

                  3. Bookkeeper
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 7 days ago

                    Better options. Pukki isn't delivering against weaker sides.

                  4. Ajax Hamsterdam
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 7 days ago

                    I need to upgrade to Abraham

                  5. FOO FIGHTER
                      1 month, 7 days ago

                      Because he has blanked yet has more points than Sterling who has trolled.

                    • potatoace
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      1 month, 7 days ago

                      I upgraded to Aubameyang

                  6. ddfc
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 7 days ago

                    Will probably work both of them out, but who should I lose first?

                    1. VVD (mun)
                    2. Digne (WHU)

                    1. zotter
                      • 10 Years
                      1 month, 7 days ago

                      Hmm I would say 2 despite fact he threatens more attacking wise. Ideally you have Trent or Robertson

                      1. ddfc
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 7 days ago

                        Yeah have robbo too mate

                    2. FOO FIGHTER
                        1 month, 7 days ago

                        Lol, lose VVD and replace with whom?

                        Liverpool def will top the ranks again this season.

                        Do VVD to Soy? Ha ha

                        1. ddfc
                          • 3 Years
                          1 month, 7 days ago

                          Totally agree, just need to free up some funds to upgrade elsewhere and already have Robertson... I’m guessing lose Digne thenv

                    3. TeddiPonza
                      • 9 Years
                      1 month, 7 days ago

                      Pope Button
                      Tomori Rico Lundy VvD Hanley
                      Mount Dendo Tarmo Sterling Salah
                      Tammy Pukki Kun

                      What to do? 0,8m in bank 1 ft

                      A. Use wildcard
                      B. Pukki to Jimenez
                      C. Save transfer
                      D. Something else

                      Thanks

                    4. Bob.
                      • 9 Years
                      1 month, 7 days ago

                      What to do with this lot? Thinking of giving Pukki another week but not sure.

                      Pope
                      TAA Otamendi Tomori
                      Salah KDB Mount McGinn
                      Aguero Abraham Pukki

                      Button Rico Lundstram Hayden

                      Hayden to Maddison and Pukki to Connolly sound okay? Or I could just save my FT. Cheers

                      1. Make America Greta Again
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 7 days ago

                        Team gtg. I've rage binned Pukki for Vardy myself.

                      2. TLF
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 7 days ago

                        I think I'd save FT and reassess week after, long time to wait with transfers I know but the IB can effect momentum and form so a new gem may emerge which 2 FT could assist in getting the week after.

                      3. Karhumies
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 7 Years
                        1 month, 7 days ago

                        Follow Salah and KDB recovery news. Both might get subbed in GW9.

                        1. Bob.
                          • 9 Years
                          1 month, 6 days ago

                          Yeah thanks lads. Think I am gonna save.

                    5. Mr. Wizard
                      • 8 Years
                      1 month, 7 days ago

                      1 transfer, 1 to bring in, who should it be?

                      A) C.Wislon
                      B) Vardy

                      1. FOO FIGHTER
                          1 month, 7 days ago

                          Vardy = pure fixtures.

                          1. Kun Tozser
                            • 4 Years
                            1 month, 7 days ago

                            Prefer Wilson fixtures until GW14

                      2. Make America Greta Again
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 7 days ago

                        Gas seeing Phil Neville's son in the Ireland under 19 squad. In general our ubderage players are looking promising.

                      3. Dribbles
                          1 month, 7 days ago

                          After a terrible week in fantasy football i now find out my ex girlfriend got t-bagged last weekend. I need some luck

                          1. Dribbles
                              1 month, 7 days ago

                              got married***

                              1. Dirty Harry
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 4 Years
                                1 month, 7 days ago

                                Why does it matter your ex got married. Move no brother, no need to dwell on the past, look forward and focus on yourself.

                                1. Dribbles
                                    1 month, 7 days ago

                                    I'd been following them.

                                    1. Eat my goal!
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 1 Year
                                      1 month, 7 days ago

                                      Kill kill kill murder murder murder

                                    2. Dirty Harry
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 4 Years
                                      1 month, 7 days ago

                                      Just an "auto correct" joke then?

                              2. Make America Greta Again
                                • 5 Years
                                1 month, 7 days ago

                                Heard Van Gaal was into tea bagging. Sorry for your bad weekend. Wonder if there's ever been matchmaking on this site? Imagine we're all mostly unattractive blokes so possibly not!

                                1. Would Ed Woodward
                                    1 month, 6 days ago

                                    Speak for yourself.

                                2. Devo-McDuff
                                  • 1 Year
                                  1 month, 6 days ago

                                  Definitely wild card.