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
    10 days, 11 hours ago

    King or Jiminez?

    1. Slitherene
      • 1 Year
      10 days, 11 hours ago

      Jimenez

  2. Syd.
    • 10 Years
    10 days, 11 hours 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
      10 days, 11 hours ago

      sell!

      1. Syd.
        • 10 Years
        10 days, 11 hours ago

        Any suggestions darling?

        1. Christina.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          10 days, 11 hours ago

          whats your team pal?

          1. Syd.
            • 10 Years
            10 days, 10 hours ago

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

  3. Slitherene
    • 1 Year
    10 days, 11 hours 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
      10 days, 11 hours ago

      A

    2. ragnarlookbrood
      • 2 Years
      10 days, 10 hours ago

      B keep pukki

  4. sunnyh
    • 6 Years
    10 days, 11 hours 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
      10 days, 11 hours ago

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

    2. Amey
      • 1 Year
      10 days, 10 hours 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
    10 days, 11 hours 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
      10 days, 11 hours ago

      Son > Maddison

      Pukki > vardy / auba

      1. Beautiful Game
        • 7 Years
        10 days, 10 hours 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
          10 days, 10 hours ago

          Son travels far over the intl break but yeah great fixture

    2. Slitherene
      • 1 Year
      10 days, 10 hours ago

      VvD + Pukki -> Boly + C.Wilson

      1. Slitherene
        • 1 Year
        10 days, 10 hours ago

        I guess you can afford Vardy too.

    3. mdm
      • 7 Years
      10 days, 10 hours ago

      VVD -> Tomori or Rico and save

      1. zotter
        • 10 Years
        10 days, 10 hours ago

        I would do that. United look more than toothless atm

        1. zotter
          • 10 Years
          10 days, 10 hours ago

          Wouldn’t !!

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

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

      1. Beautiful Game
        • 7 Years
        10 days, 10 hours 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
          10 days, 10 hours ago

          Both great picks imo

      2. zotter
        • 10 Years
        10 days, 10 hours 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
    10 days, 11 hours 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
      10 days, 10 hours ago

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

      1. zotter
        • 10 Years
        10 days, 10 hours ago

        Maybe Madison or mount. But yeah Pukki to Wilson

  7. Peter Ouch
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    10 days, 10 hours ago

    Scoutcast tonight?

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      10 days, 10 hours ago

      Has to be next week with IB right ?

    2. Pirlø's Pen
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 days, 10 hours ago

      Never first Tuesday of the IB

      1. Skonto Rigga
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 2 Years
        10 days, 10 hours ago

        Next Tuesday, aye

        1. Peter Ouch
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          10 days, 10 hours ago

          Thanks mate

    3. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      10 days, 10 hours ago

      Next week.

  8. tyron
    • 4 Years
    10 days, 10 hours 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
      10 days, 10 hours 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
        10 days, 10 hours 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
    10 days, 10 hours 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
      10 days, 10 hours ago

      Just brought Dunk in - like the next 3 fixtures

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        10 days, 10 hours ago

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

  10. tyron
    • 4 Years
    10 days, 10 hours 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
      10 days, 10 hours ago

      david? benardo? link?

      1. tyron
        • 4 Years
        10 days, 10 hours 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
    10 days, 10 hours ago

    McGinn and Mount will defy all odds this season.

    Yarma will try keep up.

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

      Sherlock Holmes, ladies and gentlemen

      1. FOO FIGHTER
        10 days, 10 hours ago

        This is Fantasy Premier League. Not real life football.

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

          Correction, its actually Michael Owen

          1. FOO FIGHTER
            10 days, 10 hours ago

            Yes Traore haling vs City.

            1. FOO FIGHTER
              10 days, 10 hours ago

              *hauling*

          2. FOO FIGHTER
            10 days, 10 hours ago

            Michael Owen is a terrible pundit.

          3. FOO FIGHTER
            10 days, 10 hours ago

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

  12. Kasper the ghost keeper
    • 3 Years
    10 days, 10 hours 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
      10 days, 10 hours ago

      *as an

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

      No

    3. Karhumies
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      10 days, 9 hours ago

      McGovern would save even more.

    4. Kung Fu Football
      • 4 Years
      10 days, 9 hours ago

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

  13. tyron
    • 4 Years
    10 days, 10 hours 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
      10 days, 10 hours ago

      Which silva,
      any links to these rumours, thanks

      1. Syd.
        • 10 Years
        10 days, 10 hours ago

        David

        It is nothing more than tittle tattle by the tabloid press

        1. tyron
          • 4 Years
          10 days, 10 hours ago

          i hope so man but do u really think so?

        2. tyron
          • 4 Years
          10 days, 10 hours ago

          surely it wouldve came from somewhere

      2. tyron
        • 4 Years
        10 days, 10 hours 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
          10 days, 10 hours ago

          What a pile of crap

        2. Syd.
          • 10 Years
          10 days, 10 hours 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
            10 days, 10 hours 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
              10 days, 10 hours ago

              Informative

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

          I stopped at "the sun"

          Rest easy, its all fabricated

    2. potatoace
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      10 days, 10 hours ago

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

  14. tyron
    • 4 Years
    10 days, 10 hours 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
      10 days, 10 hours 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
        10 days, 10 hours 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
          10 days, 10 hours 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 😛 )

  15. Pukki Problems
    Pirlø's Pen
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    10 days, 10 hours 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. Legend of Rosický
      • 1 Year
      10 days, 10 hours ago

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

    2. Amey
      • 1 Year
      10 days, 10 hours 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
      10 days, 10 hours 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
      10 days, 10 hours ago

      Staying on this wagon for now.

    5. Yank Revolution
      • 8 Years
      10 days, 10 hours ago

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

    6. DeadStar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      10 days, 9 hours 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
      • 4 Years
      10 days, 9 hours ago

      Rest.In.Pukki

    8. CRO KLOPP
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      10 days, 9 hours ago

      Sold,for C.Wilson and 0.3 profit

      1. Pirlø's Pen
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        10 days, 9 hours ago

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

    9. Werkself - L5,D7
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      10 days, 9 hours 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
      10 days, 8 hours 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
        10 days, 8 hours 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
          10 days, 8 hours ago

          Nice looking team.

    11. DantheManinaPan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      10 days, 7 hours 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
      10 days, 6 hours 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
      9 days, 23 hours ago

      Planning to sell him for King.

      1. Irbox ⚽
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        9 days, 22 hours ago

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

    14. The Hindu Monkey
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      9 days, 19 hours 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
      9 days, 19 hours 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
      9 days, 14 hours 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
      6 days, 12 hours 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
        6 days, 12 hours ago

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

    18. goldeneye79
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 day, 16 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.

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

      C

    2. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 5 Years
      10 days, 10 hours ago

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

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

        Cantwell will be benched basically going 343

    3. ragnarlookbrood
      • 2 Years
      10 days, 10 hours ago

      C or D get rid of greenwood

    4. Kung Fu Football
      • 4 Years
      10 days, 9 hours ago

      C

    5. HMC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      10 days, 6 hours ago

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

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

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

      1. zotter
        • 10 Years
        10 days, 10 hours 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
        10 days, 10 hours 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
        10 days, 10 hours ago

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

  18. zotter
    • 10 Years
    10 days, 10 hours 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
      10 days, 10 hours ago

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

  19. Ajax Hamsterdam
    • 5 Years
    10 days, 10 hours 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
      10 days, 10 hours ago

      4 players I want in my team (got 2)

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 5 Years
        10 days, 10 hours ago

        Which one do you have ?

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

      This week yes

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 5 Years
        10 days, 10 hours ago

        Thanks debauchy

    3. Amey
      • 1 Year
      10 days, 10 hours ago

      Selling Vardy ?
      Don't like Parties or what 😀

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 5 Years
        10 days, 10 hours ago

        Haha youre right Amey

        1. Amey
          • 1 Year
          10 days, 10 hours ago

          😀

  20. Debauchy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    10 days, 10 hours ago

    So many early transfers tether lads tether

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

      Boring

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

        yep , boring rules

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

            System? Season

    2. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 5 Years
      10 days, 10 hours ago

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

    3. Syd.
      • 10 Years
      10 days, 10 hours 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
        10 days, 10 hours ago

        Aye Syd , such times and I wonder..

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

      Salah>Mane.

      Three days in.

  21. fc_skrald
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    10 days, 10 hours 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

  22. De Gea Van Dijk. 10
    • 1 Year
    10 days, 10 hours ago

    Regret me rage transfer now.

    Gonna be hits for me if injury’s.

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

      No harm done

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

        Still finish top 5k.

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

          Exactly

    2. Debauchy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      10 days, 10 hours ago

      Look up , self control FGS

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

        Rage transfers have paid off before now.

    3. FOO FIGHTER
      10 days, 10 hours ago

      What hit you taking and for whom?

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

        Only if injured over next two weeks.

    4. Amey
      • 1 Year
      10 days, 10 hours ago

      I'm still confident (Hopefully no Injuries 😛 )

  23. mynameisq
    • 6 Years
    10 days, 10 hours 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
      10 days, 10 hours ago

      Self massage always works.

    2. Amey
      • 1 Year
      10 days, 10 hours 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
        10 days, 10 hours ago

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

        1. Amey
          • 1 Year
          10 days, 10 hours ago

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

          1. mynameisq
            • 6 Years
            10 days, 10 hours ago

            You too man

    3. pompeyupnorth
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 days, 19 hours ago

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

  24. kyrgios
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    10 days, 10 hours ago

    Why is 'everyone' selling Pukki?

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

      New trend.

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

      He looks good to troll sellers in gw9

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

        😆

      2. kyrgios
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        10 days, 10 hours ago

        100%

    3. Bookkeeper
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      10 days, 10 hours ago

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

    4. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 5 Years
      10 days, 10 hours ago

      I need to upgrade to Abraham

    5. FOO FIGHTER
      10 days, 10 hours ago

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

    6. potatoace
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      10 days, 10 hours ago

      I upgraded to Aubameyang

  25. ddfc
    • 3 Years
    10 days, 10 hours ago

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

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

    1. zotter
      • 10 Years
      10 days, 10 hours ago

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

      1. ddfc
        • 3 Years
        10 days, 10 hours ago

        Yeah have robbo too mate

    2. FOO FIGHTER
      10 days, 10 hours 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
        10 days, 10 hours ago

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

  26. TeddiPonza
    • 9 Years
    10 days, 10 hours 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

  27. Bob.
    • 9 Years
    10 days, 10 hours 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
      10 days, 10 hours ago

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

    2. TLF
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 days, 10 hours 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
      10 days, 10 hours ago

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

      1. Bob.
        • 9 Years
        10 days, 9 hours ago

        Yeah thanks lads. Think I am gonna save.

  28. Mr. Wizard
    • 8 Years
    10 days, 10 hours ago

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

    A) C.Wislon
    B) Vardy

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      10 days, 9 hours ago

      Vardy = pure fixtures.

      1. Kun Tozser
        • 4 Years
        10 days, 9 hours ago

        Prefer Wilson fixtures until GW14

  29. Make America Greta Again
    • 5 Years
    10 days, 10 hours ago

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

  30. Dribbles
    10 days, 10 hours 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
      10 days, 10 hours ago

      got married***

      1. Dirty Harry
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        10 days, 10 hours 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
          10 days, 9 hours ago

          I'd been following them.

          1. Eat my goal!
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            10 days, 9 hours ago

            Kill kill kill murder murder murder

          2. Dirty Harry
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            10 days, 9 hours ago

            Just an "auto correct" joke then?

    2. Make America Greta Again
      • 5 Years
      10 days, 10 hours 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
        10 days, 9 hours ago

        Speak for yourself.

    3. Devo-McDuff
      • 1 Year
      10 days, 9 hours ago

      Definitely wild card.