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. Eastman
    • 2 Years
    11 days, 3 hours ago

    A. Sterling / Yarmolenko
    B. De Bruyne/ Dilva

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

      B

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

        But maybe with Maddison instead of Dilva

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

      A

      1. Eastman
        • 2 Years
        11 days, 3 hours ago

        Have Vardy and Pereira so a bit reluctant to have 3 Leicester players. But may have a point for Madison not Pereira to free funds as on a WC. Thanks

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

      Sterling + KDB + no conpromise

    4. F4L
      • 4 Years
      11 days, 3 hours ago

      id go as far to say KDB isn't optional when fit. He's essential

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

    Best defender for max 4.5? (Already got Rico)

    1. Kung Fu Football
      • 4 Years
      11 days, 3 hours ago

      Lundstram the mid of course?

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

        Sorry that should’ve said 4.4!

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

          Guildbert?

    2. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      11 days, 3 hours ago

      Lascelles??

    3. F4L
      • 4 Years
      11 days, 3 hours ago

      Targett for me. Will get a lot of assists this year, wonder of a left boot

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

      Pick from Guilbert, Lascelles, Aarons

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

      Fred is showing some guile lately for Spam.

    6. Kung Fu Football
      • 4 Years
      11 days, 3 hours ago

      Chambers has looked great but likely going to be big rotation problem with Bellerin, Maitland-Niles both back? Webster or Lascelles maybe if you really can't find the 0.1 for Lundstram who really is currently one of the best value players in the game so could be worth finding?

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

    Sorry folks repost (bottomed): United Liverpool GW9 score prediction?

    1. Stormbringer22
      11 days, 3 hours ago

      1-2

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

      0-2

    3. Bring back Rafa
      11 days, 3 hours ago

      0-2

    4. F4L
      • 4 Years
      11 days, 3 hours ago

      1-1. United finally show some passion and desire

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

      2-1 either side

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

    Thoughts on my WC team?

    Pope (McGovern)
    Trent Söyüncü Lundstram (Diop) (Kelly)
    Sterling Mané KDB Maddison Mount
    Wilson Abraham Connolly

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

      I prefer Vardy over Maddison but otherwise solid.

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

    Auba or Sterling on WC? And why?

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

      Tough one but Auba's consistency arguably edges it as a better captain.

    2. F4L
      • 4 Years
      11 days, 3 hours ago

      if you don't feel comfortable captaining Sterling in plum fixtures then it has to be Auba.

      Can see Arsenal producing more chances for Auba after the INT break with Tierney, Bellerin and Laca back.

      1. sovietrockettes
        11 days, 2 hours ago

        This........although there is a case that Lacazette will become a better option than Auba.....

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

      Auba, consistent, doesn't seem to be as many hauls this season

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

      Sterling, he plays for a team who score a rediculously high number of goals (albeit not against Wolves last weekend) and he is a superb player with explosuve potential who will almost certainly continue to get amongst the points. I follow Arsenal and have owned both Auba and Sterling since GW1. I considered a WC during this IB but decided against. However, had I done so I would have ditched Auba and used money elsewhere. I am concnered he may end up out wide now Laca is close to full fitness and despite his consistency, he hasn't been explosive of late and there are numerous other, significantly cheaper strikers out there who arguably offer better value.

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

        Aguero then?

    5. PUMPKINHEAD
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      11 days, 2 hours ago

      Aguero. Problem solved

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

    Which is the better option this week?

    A. Rico (NOR)
    B. Soy (BUR)

    Which are the better options long term?

    1. Robertson, Rico, Maddison
    2. Robertson, TAA, Dendoncker

    1. Stormbringer22
      11 days, 3 hours ago

      A2

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

      GW9-12 (1) GW13 onward (2)

    3. F4L
      • 4 Years
      11 days, 3 hours ago

      B
      second one depends on whether you think picking a new 7mil midfielder every 6-8 GWs based on fixtures and form can outscore TAA over the season, ie a greater rate of 5 PPG or their about. Going for 2, injury dependant, also means you can spend more transfers on improving other aspects of your team over the course of the season

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

    I feel like my team is now perfecto for the long haul? 0.5 ITB.

    Pope
    TAA Robbo Ota Soy
    Mane KDB Mount
    Aguero Wilson Tammy
    Button Lundstram Geundouzi Dendonker

    1. El Fenomeno R9
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      11 days, 3 hours ago

      Good team,just dont like 2 x 4.5 mids,a lot of good options this season(CHO,Martial,Maddison etc).

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

      Otamendi is a bad pick. The rest looks good.

  8. El Fenomeno R9
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    11 days, 3 hours ago

    This is too easy Pool x3,City x3,Chelsea x3 + Pukki.
    Lets hope no injuries and more green arrows

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

      No love for Leicester?

      1. El Fenomeno R9
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        11 days, 3 hours ago

        No cash,cant even swap Pukki 0.0 ITB.
        Hope will get points from others to match Leicester points.

    2. F4L
      • 4 Years
      11 days, 3 hours ago

      the emergence of Tammy, Mount and possibly CHO in the weeks to come slightly mirrors Vardy and Mahrezs outbreak season. Makes things very easy with dependable cheap options who produce the goods more often than not

      1. El Fenomeno R9
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        11 days, 3 hours ago

        Agree,hope they will

    3. Hulk Smash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      11 days, 3 hours ago

      So easy you're only going to play 10 players each week?

      1. El Fenomeno R9
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        11 days, 3 hours ago

        Pukki is 2 pointer,anything more is bonus.

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

    Pope
    TAA Robertson Mings Otamendi/Lundstrum
    Sterling Salah Mount/Guendouzi Cantwell
    VardyC Abraham Pukki

    Pretty happy with this 4-3-3, might be tempting to jump on wolves after next 2/3 Doherty and Jiminez on radar, for Ota/Pukki.. Need to give pukki a bit more time though...

  10. Bobby Digital
    • 2 Years
    11 days, 3 hours ago

    What a downer last GW was. All looked good with easy fixtures, but it soon turned into a disaster.

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

      Plenty of players were playing at home and that deceived us

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

        No . Just one of those weeks.

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

    Thoughts on this 343 with 1.9itb?

    Ryan - Button
    TAA - Doherty - Pereira - Lund - Rico
    KDB - Mane - Maddison - Mount - Saka
    Jimenez - Wilson - Abraham

    I feel it covers all bases apart from Arsenal.. Would love Auba but with not the best TV, I'll be heavily sacrificing Def. Any ideas with the 1.9 or keep in the bank?

    1. F4L
      • 4 Years
      11 days, 3 hours ago

      looks good but id say no to Doherty for now. He'll be rotated with Traore still I feel for the foreseeable future, at least until Wolves exit the EL.

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

        Yeah good point. I wonder if it's worth just getting Boly and banking the cash?

        1. A message to you Rudi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          11 days, 3 hours ago

          Id go for Boly

    2. A message to you Rudi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      11 days, 3 hours ago

      Will Saka keep his spot when Lacazette returns?

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

        Have a guess

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

        That's also what I'd like to know! Needs a bit more research that one. Could DG to Dendonker if it looks like he will lose it.

        1. The 5% Team
          • 1 Year
          11 days, 2 hours ago

          of course it will be Auba-Laca-Pepe

          Saka on bench

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

        It's quite possible although Emery is unpredictable as we know. If Pepe continues to struggle with form he could find himself out of favour with Saka keeping his spot on the left, Laca up front & Auba playing on the right. Emery experimented with this recently with R.Nelson on the left. That said it isn't Auba's favoured position and I would expect Emery to keep the faith with Pepe and drop Saka to the bench once Laca returns & use him more in Europa games. I got Saka in last week for a punt v Bou. Will monitor for now but probably wouldn't include him in a WC.

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

    Differential.

    Alonso or Hodson Odoi?

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

      CHO

    2. F4L
      • 4 Years
      11 days, 3 hours ago

      CHO, Chelsea look too shaky at the back; with premium defenders you should be concentrating on picking options who have a large CS potential, and then take their attacking ability into consideration.

    3. A message to you Rudi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      11 days, 3 hours ago

      CHO

    4. Hulk Smash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      11 days, 2 hours ago

      Does everyone consider CHO to be an automatic starter? Has Lampard said something?

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

        Lampard has spoken very positively about him. I would give it a couple of games to see .

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

          I'm not really considering myself as I'm already tripled up with Mount, Abraham and Tomori. I was just curious.

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

      Alonso if he still has a say on direct freekicks

  13. A message to you Rudi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    11 days, 3 hours ago

    2FTs

    Pope Button
    TAA Otamendi Tomori Söyuncu Lundrstram
    Salah Sterling Son Cantwell Nakamba
    Abraham Pukki C.Wilson

    0ITB

    Thinking along the lines of:

    A. Salah & Pukki 》Aguero/Auba & Maddison
    B. Nakamba & Son 》 Mount & Maddison
    C. Salah, Pukki & Son 》 Auba, KDB & Maddison (-4)
    D. Salah, Pukki & Son 》 Aguero, Maddison & Mount (-4)

    Thoughts?

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

      B

    2. Hulk Smash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      11 days, 2 hours ago

      C with Mount

  14. Hulk Smash
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    11 days, 3 hours ago

    Tempted to WC this team:

    Pope 4.0
    TAA Otamendi Tomori Soyuncu Lundstram
    Salah Sterling KDB Mount Yarmolenko
    Pukki Abraham Greenwood

    to make these moves:

    Salah > McGinn
    Pukki > Vardy
    Greenwood > Aubameyang
    Yarmolenko > Dendoncker

    Opinions please?

    1. A message to you Rudi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      11 days, 3 hours ago

      Nah

    2. A message to you Rudi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      11 days, 3 hours ago

      Salah & Greenwood/Pukki 》 Auba & Maddison instead?

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

        I'm not convinced by Maddison as an FPL prospect hence I went for Vardy in my WC draft. Not a bad suggestion though, thanks.

    3. El Fenomeno R9
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      11 days, 3 hours ago

      Think not worth it

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

        Why not? I think of the 4 I'd get rid of only Salah will score any significant points and I'd expect Auba, Vardy and McGinn to outscore him quite comfortably.

  15. RusholmeRuffian
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    11 days, 3 hours ago

    Hi guys. I'm languishing in 1.6m and thinking of wildcarding. Here's my current team:

    Ryan Button
    Robbo Soy Rico VVD Lund
    Sterling KDB Cant Salah Dend
    Barnes Tammy Haller

    Proposed team:

    Ryan Button
    Pereira Rico Otamendi Kelly Lund
    Mount Sterling KDB Hudson-Odoi Mane
    Connolly Vardy Abraham

    I have exact money. I would appreciate your thoughts.
    If not then maybe..

    Salah - mane
    VVD - Otamendi
    Barnes -Wilson
    ?

    Thanks

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

      Downgrade Hudson-Odoi (Chelsea attacking triple up is too much) to approx 4.5m and upgrade either Otamendi or Perreira to TAA.

      1. RusholmeRuffian
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        11 days, 2 hours ago

        Thanks. Was a little worried about the triple up and not having TAA

  16. BENOIT
    • 3 Years
    11 days, 2 hours ago

    I’m actually pretty happy with my team looking at it, but may be blinded by fixtures.

    Who are the key targets tha people are WC’ing for?

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

      Aubameyang and Vardy for me. Both nailed, scoring and have great fixtures.

    2. zdrojo187
      • 4 Years
      11 days, 2 hours ago

      Vardy no.1

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

      Vardy,Wilson and Jimenez

  17. Mr_Barbs
    • 2 Years
    11 days, 2 hours ago

    A) Wildcard
    B) VVD & Pukki > Soy & Vardy (-4)
    C) VVD & Saka > Soy & Mount (-4)
    D) Salah & Greenwood > Mount & Vardy (-4)

    Pope, Button
    TAA, VVD, Otamendi, Aurier, Lundstram
    Salah, Sterling, KDB, Cantwell, Saka
    Pukki, Abraham, Greenwood

    1. Rhodes your boat
      • 3 Years
      11 days, 2 hours ago

      Just VVD to soy?

    2. Hulk Smash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      11 days, 2 hours ago

      A

  18. Rhodes your boat
    • 3 Years
    11 days, 2 hours ago

    Wilson or Vardy?
    Cash not an issue

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

      Vardy. Better team, more creativity behind him, been great for 4 consecutive seasons vs Wilson's 1 good season.

      1. Rhodes your boat
        • 3 Years
        11 days, 2 hours ago

        Thanks hulk

    2. villa_til_i_die
      • 8 Years
      11 days, 2 hours ago

      Wilson will clean up at home to Norwich, but go with your gut, long way to go, good luck!

  19. Lucas8406
    11 days, 2 hours ago

    Vardy or Auba

    1. Man Chest Hair United
      • 5 Years
      11 days, 2 hours ago

      Coin toss so vardy due to saving money

  20. Man Chest Hair United
    • 5 Years
    11 days, 2 hours ago

    Is a vardy Maddison double up too much?

    The general concensous is they are both good picks in their own right. So the double up shouldn’t matter?

    1. Grievez
      • 8 Years
      11 days, 2 hours ago

      It's not too much. Abraham and Mount last week for example

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

      I would pick Vardy coz he is (C) material sometimes. Seriously I will probably do it.
      Maddison is a great player to watch. But his point-scoring doesn't really stand out compared with others cheaper than him.

  21. Grievez
    • 8 Years
    11 days, 2 hours ago

    A) Auba & Vardy
    B) Kun & Wilson

    Thanks

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

      A

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

      Prefer A

  22. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    11 days, 2 hours ago

    Thoughts on this WC squad? Pretty new template I know

    Pope
    TAA Söyüncü Otamendi
    Mane KDB Mount Yarmolenko
    Vardy Aubameyang Abraham

    McGovern Dunk Guendouzi Rico

    1. Grievez
      • 8 Years
      11 days, 2 hours ago

      Looking at nearly exactly this as many others are. I have Robbo and Cantwell to your Ota and Yarm and see above for my dilemma

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

      Similar point scoring potential to the vast majority of wildcards on here.

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

        Which is reason not to WC- or try and get in a couple of differentials. Actually thinking Jiminez up instead of Vardy with Maddison and Pereira

  23. tambourineman
    • 5 Years
    11 days, 2 hours ago

    Some 'interesting' xG graphs on PL attackers.
    https://experimental361.com/2019/10/08/attack-breakdowns-premier-league-8-oct-2019/

    1. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      11 days, 2 hours ago

      Awesome post, thank you!

      Really clear visualisation of which teams are the most attacking, who’s taking the most shots and how they are performing against xG.

  24. AFBS_1991
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    11 days, 2 hours ago

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

    1. Boberella
      • 2 Years
      11 days, 2 hours ago

      Possibly. Tammy is a good switch for Greenwood!
      3 Leicester may be overkill, but Maddy is starting to look great
      Just not convinced on losing Salah, but not many other options to downgrade.

  25. Boberella
    • 2 Years
    11 days, 2 hours ago

    Hey chaps,
    Any feedback on this would be appreciated. Really want to save my WC.
    0FT, 0.0ITB
    Did Pukki to Wilson as FT already.

    Pope
    TAA Ota Lundstram
    Salah Sterling KDB Mount Guendouzi
    Vardy Wilson

    Button Rico Pieters Greenwood

    Thoughts?

    1. AFBS_1991
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      11 days, 2 hours ago

      Almost same team as mine. Really solid team so keep the WC. Only wait for salah's news.

      1. Boberella
        • 2 Years
        11 days, 2 hours ago

        Cool cheers.
        And if he's out I'll probably just take a hit to swap for Mane

  26. Dynamic Duos
    • 6 Years
    11 days, 2 hours ago

    Save ft? 0.3m ITB

    Pope
    TAA Soyuncu Tomori
    Salah Son Mount Yarmolenko
    Aubameyang Vardy Abraham

    Button Aurier Cantwell Hanley

    1. Boberella
      • 2 Years
      11 days, 2 hours ago

      I'd change Son personally, cos Spurs are imploding and you should find a way to swap him for KDB. Also swap out Aurier at some point.

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 6 Years
        11 days, 2 hours ago

        It is a straight swap Son to KDB for me

        1. Boberella
          • 2 Years
          11 days, 2 hours ago

          I'd do that

          1. Dynamic Duos
            • 6 Years
            11 days, 2 hours ago

            Yeah it is one though I had but also Salah to Sterling was one , Spurs v Watford is a great fixture, not matter how Spurs are playing Watford is an easy win.

    2. sovietrockettes
      11 days, 2 hours ago

      Maybe save the Son>KDB until next GW

  27. Daniel - The Veteran
    • 10 Years
    11 days, 2 hours ago

    Mane or Auba on a WC ?

    1. Dynamic Duos
      • 6 Years
      11 days, 2 hours ago

      A to the U to the B to the A to the M to the E to the Y to the A to the N to the G

      1. Daniel - The Veteran
        • 10 Years
        11 days, 2 hours ago

        Eh

        .....?

        1. Dynamic Duos
          • 6 Years
          11 days, 2 hours ago

          Aubameyang

    2. sovietrockettes
      11 days, 2 hours ago

      Mane by a Senegalese mile

    3. MeatPieSausageRoll
      11 days, 2 hours ago

      Auba easily

  28. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
    • 3 Years
    11 days, 2 hours ago

    Any likely price risers tonight?

      1. Daniel - The Veteran
        • 10 Years
        11 days, 2 hours ago

        Auba

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

      So many going to get stung by Rico when he's soon dropped .

  29. Joyce1998
    • 3 Years
    11 days, 2 hours ago

    right guys I need some help
    what moves shall I make
    A- digne and pukki to tomori and cwilson
    B- digne and greenwood to kelly/rico and cwilson
    C- digne, cantwell and pukki to kelly/rico, mcginn and cwilson for -4
    D- save both FTs

    team
    pope
    taa, ota, soy, digne
    salah, sterling, kdb, mount
    tammy,pukki
    subs- button, lund, cantwell, greenwood

    1. Joyce1998
      • 3 Years
      11 days, 2 hours ago

      B was king not cwilson lol

    2. Boberella
      • 2 Years
      11 days, 2 hours ago

      A then

  30. simong1
    • 1 Year
    11 days, 2 hours ago

    RMT on a WC. Any changes or look ok? Thanks!

    Pope, Button
    TAA, Soyuncu, Lundstram, Rico, Kelly
    Mane, KDB, Madison, Mount, CHO
    Auba, Vardy, Abraham

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

      Looks like what most are doing.