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. simong1
    • 1 Year
    11 days, 4 hours ago

    How does this look on a WC? Want to get Wilson in instead of King but not sure if I want to downgrade anyone else or even who to downgrade. 0 ITB

    Pope, Button
    TAA, Soyuncu, Lundstram, Rico, Kelly
    Mane, KDB, Sterling, Mount, Cantwell
    King, Vardy, Abraham

    1. dbeck
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      11 days, 4 hours ago

      Vardy Cantwell and king to Wilson Connolly and Maddo

    2. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      11 days, 4 hours ago

      Solid team, template of the IB ... Sterling King v Maddison Auba (mine)

    3. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      11 days, 4 hours ago

      kings had fewer shots than trent. hes playing left mid

    4. Krionos
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      11 days, 4 hours ago

      I cant believe people are making such weak defences right now... i dont think this trend will last for long.

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

        Back to the basic? 6.5 5.5 4.5 4.5 4.0?

      2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        11 days, 3 hours ago

        When Allison gets back there’ll be mad scrambles for TAA, Robbo & VVD within 2 or 3 games max - It mightn’t even take that long

  2. PepSala
    • 3 Years
    11 days, 4 hours ago

    Aguero or Sterling on a WC?

    1. Tierney Henry
      • 7 Years
      11 days, 4 hours ago

      Kun for me

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

        This out of those

        1. dbeck
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          11 days, 4 hours ago

          Agree Kun, when sterling stops faffing about hugging the touch line I’ll be interested again.

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

            Needs Sane to come back

            1. dbeck
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              11 days, 4 hours ago

              Or a fit mendy to be the touch line merchant

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

                That's a big ask, Mendy fit it is

    2. FPL_DON
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      11 days, 4 hours ago

      Neither

    3. AuFeld
      • 3 Years
      11 days, 4 hours ago

      60 mins of Aguero + pens > 90 mins of Sterling

      1. EMBOLOFAN
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        11 days, 4 hours ago

        lol

    4. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      11 days, 4 hours ago

      sterling, not close

      1. dbeck
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        11 days, 4 hours ago

        Why not even close?

        1. PUMPKINHEAD
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          11 days, 4 hours ago

          Based on nothing

          1. EMBOLOFAN
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            11 days, 3 hours ago

            reel your neck in

            based on the fact that he’s less of a rotation risk, gets extra point for goal, gets point for cs. outperformed aguero last season relatively comfortably

            1. PUMPKINHEAD
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              11 days, 3 hours ago

              How many times has Kun not started a prem game this season. Twice. One in gw 1 where he wasn't match fit. And gw7 when he was dropped due to having a niggle. So what you basing it on exactly?

              The cs point ? They not getting many at the moment.. Sterling is also poorer value than Kane at moment too.

              To say it's not even close is rediculous. I'll reel my neck in now boy

              1. EMBOLOFAN
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                11 days, 1 hour ago

                not interested in “at the moment”. they’ll finish the season with either first or second defence.

                kun will have his mins managed at least as much as last season. hes a year older and city likely to go further in CL.

                sterling outscored kun last season

    5. PUMPKINHEAD
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      11 days, 4 hours ago

      Kun. Although I'm toying with both looking at the fixtures vs Mane

      1. EMBOLOFAN
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        11 days, 3 hours ago

        based on nothing?

    6. Super Saints
      • 3 Years
      11 days, 3 hours ago

      Aguero for sure

  3. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    11 days, 4 hours ago

    De Bruyne sellers LMAO. He's never going to drop. Under priced, price protected, will be back scoring double digits next gw

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

      Unbelievable

    2. Slouch87 Scott Talent
      • 4 Years
      11 days, 4 hours ago

      With only 15 minutes on the pitch ?

      1. AuFeld
        • 3 Years
        11 days, 4 hours ago

        All he needs.

        1. Slouch87 Scott Talent
          • 4 Years
          11 days, 4 hours ago

          It will be a little trot round. The following week is the time.

      2. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        11 days, 4 hours ago

        Full 3 weeks rest with a minor injury, city chasing. Easy start for the Ginger Prince

    3. ZICO SENNA
      • 8 Years
      11 days, 4 hours ago

      I'm loaded, can easily afford him back

  4. Shark Team
    • 2 Years
    11 days, 4 hours ago

    Sterling + King IN
    Salah + Pukki OUT
    Yes or No?

    1. dbeck
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      11 days, 4 hours ago

      No, not King

    2. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      11 days, 4 hours ago

      Salah Pukki to Mane Wilson?

      1. dbeck
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        11 days, 4 hours ago

        This

    3. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      11 days, 4 hours ago

      king is playing left mid

  5. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    11 days, 4 hours ago

    Folks, A. Vardy Yarmalenko or B. Maddison C Wilson?

    1. KNOW IT ALL
        11 days, 4 hours ago

        that's a tough one. I say they get the same points 😀

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

          Not helping hey 🙂

      • dbeck
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        11 days, 4 hours ago

        B due to two reasons

        Yarmo is over performing his stats so unsure on sustainability

        Wilson xg is 4.21 where vardy is 1.96 for the season. Wilson offers better xg for 1m cheaper

        1. KNOW IT ALL
            11 days, 4 hours ago

            vardy better fixtures

            1. dbeck
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              11 days, 4 hours ago

              Good job he has Maddo to have them covered 🙂

            2. Magic Zico
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              11 days, 4 hours ago

              I guess an easy swap to Wilson and not the other way around, but probably better right first time 🙁

          • Magic Zico
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            11 days, 4 hours ago

            Cheers mate!

            1. dbeck
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              11 days, 4 hours ago

              Even better if you can get pereira and Maddo I feel for Leicester’s run

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

                Is Pereira stats that good as well (lazy question)? 😉 Got Soyuncu at the minute

        2. Maddamotha
          • 2 Years
          11 days, 4 hours ago

          B

          1. Magic Zico
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            11 days, 3 hours ago

            Cheers

        3. PUMPKINHEAD
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          11 days, 4 hours ago

          Easy B for me. Wilson could easily match Vardy over the next 2 and is a captain option

          1. Magic Zico
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            11 days, 3 hours ago

            Cheers

      • simong1
        • 1 Year
        11 days, 4 hours ago

        A or B?

        A) Sterling and King
        B) Madison and Auba

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

          See above

      • dshv
        • 2 Years
        11 days, 4 hours ago

        Is it possible for some players to change their price during IB ?

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

          Has happened to some and will still happen for some not 'protected'

      • Maddamotha
        • 2 Years
        11 days, 4 hours ago

        I think United should sack OGS and appoint him as interim manager immediately.

        1. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          11 days, 4 hours ago

          I think United should appoint Pogba as player manager for the lols

          1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            11 days, 3 hours ago

            Roy Keane & Alf Inge Haaland two-in-a-box managers

            Sign Haaland’s kid while they’re at it 😉

          2. Maddamotha
            • 2 Years
            11 days, 3 hours ago

            He’d be great. Play himself as a 10 and we will probably catch Liverpool.

        2. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          11 days, 4 hours ago

          I think they will do it just wait for the best run of fixtures

        3. KNOW IT ALL
            11 days, 3 hours ago

            I don't think it matters who the manager is with the glazers there

        4. acesingh
          • 4 Years
          11 days, 4 hours ago

          1) Auba to Kane (c) for a 1 week punt against Watford

          Or

          2) Auba+Pukki -> Tammy + Wilson(c) against Norwich

          Leaning towards 2 as it finally gets me Tammy ... plus Wilson has v good fixtures. Plus Wilson against Norwich at home is a good captain this week

          1. Magic Zico
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            11 days, 3 hours ago

            Any reason for ditching Auba at this point?

        5. fc_skrald
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          11 days, 4 hours ago

          Play one:

          a. Rico
          b. Tomori

        6. RAFA THE GAFFA
          • 3 Years
          11 days, 4 hours ago

          Why is Pereira so pricey?

          1. TorresMagic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 10 Years
            11 days, 4 hours ago

            Same reason you want to buy him.

          2. Magic Zico
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            11 days, 3 hours ago

            He is going to score you loads of points

            1. KNOW IT ALL
                11 days, 3 hours ago

                I am gonna buy Pereira, easy fixtures so hopefully he can get forward and score and assist

            2. Double Treble
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              11 days, 3 hours ago

              Cos Pereira and Ferrari almost the same

          3. Tierney Henry
            • 7 Years
            11 days, 3 hours ago

            I've been burned by Perez at the start, why am i looking at him again on my WC? 🙁

            1. Magic Zico
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              11 days, 3 hours ago

              Log out

            2. Skull And Gnomes 9
              • 2 Years
              11 days, 3 hours ago

              Because you hold Specsaver shares.

              1. Slouch87 Scott Talent
                • 4 Years
                11 days, 3 hours ago

                Have you checked your e mail ?

                1. Skull And Gnomes 9
                  • 2 Years
                  11 days, 3 hours ago

                  Hey Slouch!
                  Will do, am away at the mo, fantasy sabbatical. 🙂
                  Cheers!

                  1. Slouch87 Scott Talent
                    • 4 Years
                    11 days, 3 hours ago

                    I'm back in Newcastle. Long story.

                    1. Skull And Gnomes 9
                      • 2 Years
                      11 days, 3 hours ago

                      The fog?

                      1. Slouch87 Scott Talent
                        • 4 Years
                        11 days, 3 hours ago

                        Daughter.

                        1. Skull And Gnomes 9
                          • 2 Years
                          11 days, 3 hours ago

                          Ok.

                      2. Slouch87 Scott Talent
                        • 4 Years
                        11 days, 3 hours ago

                        Whoops . Yes the fog.

                        1. Skull And Gnomes 9
                          • 2 Years
                          11 days, 3 hours ago

                          It's all mine. 🙂

                          1. Slouch87 Scott Talent
                            • 4 Years
                            11 days, 3 hours ago

                            At least she's in better shape than Gazza.

                            1. Skull And Gnomes 9
                              • 2 Years
                              11 days, 3 hours ago

                              🙂

          4. jaguar shark
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            11 days, 3 hours ago

            What to do with 2 FTs and 1.8 ITB?

            Pope / Button
            VVD / Otamendi / Lundstrum / Kelly / Soyuncu
            Mane / KDB / Sterling / Mount / Cantwell
            Barnes / Pukki / Abraham

            1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              11 days, 3 hours ago

              I’d be trying to turn Barnes into Vardy, probably by way of Raheem > Maddison, with the surplus budget used to turn Kelly into Robbo or TAA the following week

              I’m doing similar (Pukki & Son > Vardy & Maddy) as I just want a slice of that Brendan Rodgers attack now that their fixtures are turning, particularly at a time when they’ll have no European distractions

            2. Monkey Pits
              • 7 Years
              11 days, 3 hours ago

              Pukki or Barnes to Wilson

          5. g40steve
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            11 days, 3 hours ago

            Keep Virgil or sell for Pereira?

            1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              11 days, 3 hours ago

              https://www.liverpoolfc.com/news/first-team/367692-lfc-injury-latest-alisson-becker-joel-matip-xherdan-shaqiri

              Looks like Ally back in training - now’s The time to be getting more of their defence rather than less imo

              1. Magic Zico
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                11 days, 3 hours ago

                Hmmh ...

            2. Magic Zico
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              11 days, 3 hours ago

              I would sell, kind of exciting ...

            3. Skull And Gnomes 9
              • 2 Years
              11 days, 3 hours ago

              Keep the big man.
              Per. is solid though, but not for the Big Man.

            4. Stormbringer22
                11 days, 3 hours ago

                Keep. Ali is back now

              • g40steve
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                11 days, 3 hours ago

                Cheers, could swap for Ota but again city must turn a corner?

            5. Chenku╰☆╮
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              11 days, 3 hours ago

              Damn it heaton injured.. now on -8 already.. not good

              1. kyrgios
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                11 days, 3 hours ago

                Got WC still?

                1. Chenku╰☆╮
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  10 days, 17 hours ago

                  nope 🙁

              2. The Rock
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                11 days, 3 hours ago

                Is he out long? Or just pulled out of international?

            6. Flynny
              • 4 Years
              11 days, 3 hours ago

              Evening.....any views on this wildcard? 0.4m spare.....thanks

              Pope
              Taa tomori soy lunds rico
              Mane kdb maddison mount cantwell
              Auba Wilson abraham

              1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                11 days, 3 hours ago

                Looks decent - personally I’d prefer Salah, Robbo, Vardy to Mané, Rico, Auba - but not sure if that fits in the same budgetary envelope

                1. Flynny
                  • 4 Years
                  11 days, 3 hours ago

                  Thanks. Will look at that

            7. Fudgy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              11 days, 3 hours ago

              Salah and KDB being sold in the hundreds of thousands this week? Unbelievable.

              1. HMC
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                11 days, 3 hours ago

                Yep. Guessing IB wildcarders mostly

              2. Yank Revolution
                • 8 Years
                11 days, 3 hours ago

                Sold both. Can bring both back in on my WC tho if I need to. Same with KDB. Only 1 or 2 of (Salah/KDB/Sterling/Mane) will make it back into my team!

            8. kyrgios
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              11 days, 3 hours ago

              Double Pool def, keep or sell one?

              1. Stormbringer22
                  11 days, 3 hours ago

                  Keep

                • Super Saints
                  • 3 Years
                  11 days, 3 hours ago

                  Keeping TAA Robbo for the season

                  1. Warby84
                    • 4 Years
                    11 days, 3 hours ago

                    And me, people think I’m mad...

                • Double Treble
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  11 days, 3 hours ago

                  Better sell pricey Robbo and buy cheaper Pereira

              2. Slouch87 Scott Talent
                • 4 Years
                11 days, 3 hours ago

                TAA & Robertson will soon be gold again starting next GW.

                1. MeatPieSausageRoll
                    11 days, 3 hours ago

                    Check the fixture list Slouchy - theyre playing us

                    1. Slouch87 Scott Talent
                      • 4 Years
                      11 days, 3 hours ago

                      Would love to know who you really support . ☺

                2. Salt'N'Pepe
                  • 4 Years
                  11 days, 3 hours ago

                  Not FPL related but Sony has confirmed the PlayStation 5 is launching holiday 2020 🙂

                  1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    11 days, 3 hours ago

                    Yaaaaaaassssss 🙂

                    Can’t wait - although wtf is going on with last of us 2?? They’re cutting it fine to get it out on PS4 at this rate... haven’t looked forward to a game as much in a long time - the first TLOU was jaw dropping

                  2. Skull And Gnomes 9
                    • 2 Years
                    11 days, 3 hours ago

                    Have they bought Thomas Cook?

                3. Red Rock
                  • 2 Years
                  11 days, 3 hours ago

                  Am I mad to consider Salah and Greenwood to £8m mid and Vardy?

                  1. The Rock
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    11 days, 3 hours ago

                    No!

                  2. HMC
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    11 days, 3 hours ago

                    Can you name any reliable mids around that price?
                    Maddison, maybe Dilva are good options but there’s not many
                    Though I would be looking to love greenwood anyway you can

                    1. The Rock
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      11 days, 3 hours ago

                      I think Maddison is a good should. I'd bring him in on my WC if i use it.

                4. The Rock
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  11 days, 3 hours ago

                  Heaton
                  Otamendi, Digne, Montoya
                  Sterling (c), Salah, Yarmolenko, Cantwell
                  Wilson, Puki, Auba
                  Pope, Dendoncker, Lowton, Lundstram

                  0.3 in the bank and 1 FT

                  Ranked 1.1m. Wildcard or hold?

                  1. Stormbringer22
                      11 days, 3 hours ago

                      I'd hold

                      1. The Rock
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 10 Years
                        11 days, 3 hours ago

                        Things have being going downhill for me.

                        Would like 3 chelsea and maybe 2 leicester. Would be about 7 transfers in all.

                        1. Stormbringer22
                            11 days, 3 hours ago

                            You know your team best 🙂 All I am saying is that I have seen a lot worse around here. If you have a plan in your head - go for it. Leicester and Chelsea have good fixtures coming up, and the time to get the Liverpool defenders is now

                            1. The Rock
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 10 Years
                              11 days, 3 hours ago

                              Its a tough one mate. It might turn the tide for me! And there may not be a better time then now. I normally hold it to last few weeks and never really need it other years.

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

                        I have a similar team structure and been considering a WC this week but think I'm going to hold off. Like you I'm keen on Lei and only have Tammy from Che but am hoping a few transfers over the next few GW's will help address. I also think IB can sometimes contribute to a shift in form/momentum so be interesting to see how everyone looks in a couple of weeks.

                        My team is

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

                        1. The Rock
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 10 Years
                          11 days, 3 hours ago

                          Your team looks a bit better than mine i think!

                          I wouldn't mind shipping out Pukki and Cantwell. I feel like the bubble has burst for Norwich. Although Cantwell still good value.

                          1. TLF
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 3 Years
                            11 days, 3 hours ago

                            Tricky one, I'm not convinced a WC is needed as team on paper looks good for GW9. That said you know what you want from your team and if you are lacking confidence in it then push the button and make the changes. Good luck. Just out of interest have you had many high finishes in the past ? I don't see your history linked. Reason I ask is a lot of decent mangers are struggling with their rank early on this year.

                            1. The Rock
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 10 Years
                              11 days, 3 hours ago

                              Yeah, ive had has a few top 10k finishes, just haven't been going well this year.

                              Even last week i sold Jimenez after having him all season. Feels like im mot acting wuick enough

                              1. The Rock
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 10 Years
                                11 days, 3 hours ago

                                Hit post by mistake 🙂

                                Ive held on for players too long when not performing and looks like a good few of these players going to do the same so want to ditch now rather than have trust that they will come good!

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

                                  I can relate, i stubbornly held onto Jota for weeks with no return, really damaged rank when the likes of Pukki and other early band wagons continued to produce the goods. I'm sure things will improve, just need to try and stay patient, easier said than done though isn't it !

                    • Barnes Owl
                      • 1 Year
                      11 days, 3 hours ago

                      Who do you think is being overlooked on the IB WC?

                      I'm thinking of getting Boly or Doherty with the Wolves reasonable upcoming fixtures.

                      Anyone else?

                      1. matiakez
                        • 8 Years
                        11 days, 3 hours ago

                        Doherty could be a good option, plus including him makes it easier to move to a second Liverpool defender wben the time comes.

                        I

                        1. Barnes Owl
                          • 1 Year
                          11 days, 3 hours ago

                          Yeah that's a good point. Only issue is Europe I suppose but potential is definitely there with the tasty fixtures.

                      2. g40steve
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        11 days, 3 hours ago

                        Jimenez

                      3. Skull And Gnomes 9
                        • 2 Years
                        11 days, 3 hours ago

                        Doherty, I'm tempted.

                    • Lucas8406
                        11 days, 3 hours ago

                        Thoughts on Connolly?

                        And Auba or Aguero

                        1. The Rock
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 10 Years
                          11 days, 3 hours ago

                          Good cheap option and should see gametime but will be rotated.

                          Auba.

                      • Tube!!
                        • 5 Years
                        11 days, 3 hours ago

                        Am I missing something?.....

                        I have VVD and everyone here saying you need TAA or Robbo.

                        TAA 0.7 more and only 7 points more and Robbo 0.4 more and same points..........All played every minute of each game.

                        1. L S P
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 4 Years
                          11 days, 3 hours ago

                          eye test. duh.

                          1. Tube!!
                            • 5 Years
                            11 days, 3 hours ago

                            Eye test!!

                            1. L S P
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 4 Years
                              11 days, 3 hours ago

                              😉

                        2. Slouch87 Scott Talent
                          • 4 Years
                          11 days, 3 hours ago

                          Turning tide.

                          1. Tube!!
                            • 5 Years
                            11 days, 3 hours ago

                            GW13..........

                            1. Slouch87 Scott Talent
                              • 4 Years
                              11 days, 3 hours ago

                              Just the one week. Quite possible that at least one of them bets attacking returns from GW13 . 3 other playing defs available too.

                        3. HMC
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 9 Years
                          11 days, 3 hours ago

                          Same here with VVD. Most people prefer the attacking players even though points wise it might even itself out
                          I’m considering the switch once I use WC but for now hardly any difference

                        4. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 9 Years
                          11 days, 3 hours ago

                          As long as you have two of them you’re grand - just pick & stick & don’t get caught hokey cokeying

                          There ‘s actually going to be a big case for getting all three, and going perma-cap on Raz/Kun/Auba with no Salah/Mané

                          Personally I’m already on the TAA/Robbo wagon though & Becker can’t get back quick enough to start shoring things up

                        5. Nuno
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 6 Years
                          11 days, 3 hours ago

                          Last season
                          VVD - 4G / 4A
                          ROB - 0G / 12A
                          TAA - 1G / 13A (~1000 less minutes)

                      • The Mighty Whites
                        • 4 Years
                        11 days, 3 hours ago

                        Stick with Pope or go Ryan on WC?

                        1. Magic Zico
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 1 Year
                          11 days, 3 hours ago

                          Stick with Ryan, sorry my team it is ...

                        2. Slouch87 Scott Talent
                          • 4 Years
                          11 days, 3 hours ago

                          Pope's pretty much a keep until DGW shenanigans

                        3. matiakez
                          • 8 Years
                          11 days, 3 hours ago

                          Not to much in it, I've gone Ryan just feel like he's more likely for BPs

                      • matiakez
                        • 8 Years
                        11 days, 3 hours ago

                        Current WC

                        Ryan Button
                        TAA Perreria Tomori Rico Lowton
                        KDB Mane Maddison Mount Dendo
                        Jimenez Auba Tammy

                        How's it look? Too template?

                        1. Magic Zico
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 1 Year
                          11 days, 3 hours ago

                          Jimmy!!

                      • Magic Zico
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        11 days, 3 hours ago

                        United Liverpool GW9 score prediction?

                        1. Jarvish Scott Talent
                          • 4 Years
                          11 days, 3 hours ago

                          1 - 1.8

                        2. Barnes Owl
                          • 1 Year
                          11 days, 3 hours ago

                          0-2

                        3. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 9 Years
                          11 days, 3 hours ago

                          If the game was played 100 times I’d say the average score would be around 3-0 to Liverpool... if Utd aren’t careful they could be torn asunder by that front three though - like 4,5,6 goals

                          By & large Utd have had a pretty kind fixture list for their first 8 games & they’ve still struggled to make the top 10... they’ve not yet faced anyone of the calibre of this Liverpool side, so I wouldn’t get lulled into N’Golo like a false sense of security by their XGc

                          The morale of the players just sinks with each passing game & is at an all time low at h eminute - everything is wrong, the injuries, the morale, the body language, and the quality of a huge proportion of that team is just not where it needs to be

                          Anywhoo, I digress

                          8-0 Liverpool probably

                          1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 9 Years
                            11 days, 3 hours ago

                            *anything like - not N’Golo (since when was n’golo added to predictive text dictionary??)

                          2. Magic Zico
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 1 Year
                            11 days, 3 hours ago

                            damn that bad

                        4. Skull And Gnomes 9
                          • 2 Years
                          11 days, 3 hours ago

                          5-0 the Pool

                          1. Magic Zico
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 1 Year
                            11 days, 3 hours ago

                            wow

                        5. Slouch87 Scott Talent
                          • 4 Years
                          11 days, 3 hours ago

                          0-4

                      • beefo
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        11 days, 3 hours ago

                        Advice needed: my siblings and I are coming from the USA to London in two weekends and would love to see a football game. It looks like I missed most of the opportunities to buy club memberships and buy the tickets that way. Will there still be tickets available at the stadiums on match day? It looks like our three options are Chelsea hosting Newcastle, Spurs hosting Watford, and Palace hosting Man City.

                        I assume Stanford Bridge and Selhurst Park will be close to sold out, but what about Spurs - is there a better chance of getting day-of tickets to their new stadium?

                        Any and all advice is much appreciated. Thanks, all!

                        1. Skull And Gnomes 9
                          • 2 Years
                          11 days, 3 hours ago

                          Bring stab vests, don't go out after dark.

                        2. Slouch87 Scott Talent
                          • 4 Years
                          11 days, 3 hours ago

                          Chelsea and Palace you have no chance unless you get them at rip off prices from ticket agencies ( Chelsea is on a loyalty point basis). Charlton , Brentford and AFC Wimbledon are your best bets . ☺

                      • Lucas8406
                          11 days, 3 hours ago

                          Connolly or Ayew as rotated third striker along with Tammy and Auba

                          1. Double Treble
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 4 Years
                            11 days, 3 hours ago

                            Connoly first before fixtures turn to Ayew