Scout Notes

United assets offer FPL managers little incentive ahead of fixture swing

Newcastle United 1-0 Manchester United

  • Goal: Matthew Longstaff (£4.5m)
  • Assist: Jetro Willems (£4.5m)
  • Bonus: Willems x3, M. Longstaff x2, Martin Dubravka (£5.0m)

A fixture swing for Manchester United beckons after the visit of Liverpool in Gameweek 9 but who’d back their Fantasy assets at present?

The Red Devils sit top of our Season Ticker from Gameweeks 10-14, taking on five clubs who are currently ranked tenth or below.

The two remaining teams without a Premier League clean sheet to their names this season immediately follow Jurgen Klopp’s side and, on Sunday’s evidence, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s troops need all the help they can get.

While poor defeats to Crystal Palace and West Ham were perhaps borderline excusable given how well those two teams are performing at present, this latest loss plumbed new depths.

Solskjaer’s side faced a Newcastle team who had been battered 5-0 by Leicester City a week ago, who sat second-bottom of the table and who had the lowest expected goals tally of any top-flight club this season.

The Red Devils’ failure to create anything of note from open play was alarming, with seven of their 12 chances coming from dead-ball situations.

The visitors’ only clear-cut opportunity saw Harry Maguire (£5.5m) nod an Ashley Young (£5.4m) corner wide from inside the six-yard box but there was precious else to report, with Marcos Rojo‘s (£4.8m) header over from another Young delivery as close as United came to an equaliser.

Marcus Rashford (£8.4m) was left isolated up front but did himself few favours with a sulky display, touching the ball just nine times in the opening 45 minutes and frequently drifting out to the left away from the danger zone.

A last-ditch Fabian Schar (£5.0m) tackle prevented Rashford from tapping in on 70 minutes but that was as close as the England striker came to a chance as he failed to register a single shot on goal.

Solskjaer said of Rashford’s display:

He’s working hard. As I said to the boys at half-time today, you feel for him because he’s running, running and running and he doesn’t get the service.

The first half was very poor, that was the poorest we’ve been because we gave so many sloppy balls away, it seemed like we couldn’t control the ball and we couldn’t find the combinations. Of course, in the second half we dominated but we didn’t create enough.”

With Rashford toiling out wide, the Red Devils had just 16 touches in the Newcastle box – only four teams had fewer in Gameweek 8.

Daniel James (£6.2m) had no joy down the left flank either, so much so that he and Andreas Pereira (£5.0m) swapped wings in a bid to break the stalemate – to little avail.

James has produced four successive blanks now, with his rate of shots worsening to one every 71.8 minutes over that period.

Opposing teams stopping the Wales international from cutting in off the left flank onto his favoured right foot obviously nullifies a lot of his goal threat, something Leicester, West Ham, Arsenal and Newcastle have done quite well over the last month – although Norwich may be more obliging in Gameweek 10.

The return of Paul Pogba (£8.4m) and Anthony Martial (£7.5m) from injury may help United, of course.

Pogba was far from outstanding in the 1-1 draw with Arsenal but was made to look like a world-beater by understudy Fred (£5.3m) on Sunday, while Martial was dovetailing quite nicely with Rashford before his injury in Gameweek 3.

Returning bodies in defence may also help reinforce a backline that hasn’t been too bad on the underlying stats front this season.

Three of United’s first-choice back four were absent through injury or illness yesterday, with Victor Lindelof (£5.4m) joining Aaron Wan-Bissaka (£5.5m) and Luke Shaw (£5.4m) on the sidelines.

Only three clubs have conceded fewer goals than Solskjaer’s side this season, with no top-flight side allowing fewer big chances.

The Norwegian said of Sunday’s display and the goal they conceded:

We gave them too many counter-attacks, lifted their crowd, you could see they were behind their team, behind Brucey and it was impossible for me to put one or two players where they should have been.

There are players that try to organise it but couldn’t and when that happens, six or seven back in our own box, but we couldn’t defend that ball. There were two attempts to tackle, from Dan and Fred.

Newcastle deserve credit despite their opponents’ performance, with Steve Bruce getting a reaction from his players after the mauling at Leicester.

It was perhaps no surprise that the Magpies looked more comfortable in the 5-4-1/3-4-3 shape that Rafael Benitez favoured in 2018/19.

When Bruce has stuck with that tried-and-tested system, the Magpies have won two, drawn two and lost just one (away at Liverpool), keeping three clean sheets along the way.

In the games he has experimented with a 3-5-2 or 4-4-2, Newcastle have lost all three and conceded nine goals.

The promotion of teenager Matthew Longstaff (£4.5m) to the starting XI alongside elder brother Sean (£5.0m) brought a lot of energy to the centre of midfield, something Jonjo Shelvey (£5.0m) hadn’t offered much of in the turgid 0-0 draw with Brighton a fortnight ago.

Longstaff is a defensive midfielder by trade but looked a threat against the Red Devils, striking the bar before firing in the winner on his debut in the 71st minute.

Bruce said of the younger Longstaff:

When it fell to him, I thought I’ve seen him drill them in in training but to do it on the big stage…

He’s been a breath of fresh air. He just wants to play football. I thought who’s this ginger kid when we were in China. He’s been good in training.

It didn’t faze him. He enjoyed it. He probably didn’t sleep well last night. He won’t get much sleep again tonight. 

It’s quite a story. I’ve been going 20 odd years and not been able to beat Manchester United and he’s done it straight away.

Allan Saint-Maximin‘s (£5.4m) trickery caught the eye but the Magpies’ attacking players are unlikely to be the flavour of the month even when their fixtures turn for the better at the end of October, given their ongoing struggle for goals.

Their budget defensive assets could potentially re-enter our thinking, however, on the proviso that Bruce sticks with the current set-up.

This was a side, after all, that kept 11 clean sheets in 2018/19, a total that only six clubs could better.

Newcastle sit top of our Season Ticker from Gameweeks 10-18, meeting only Manchester City of the ‘big six’ along the way.

No side has kept more clean sheets than the Magpies this season, while only four teams have allowed fewer big chances in home matches.

FPL managers will likely baulk at paying £5.0m for Schar but Jetro Willems (£4.5m), with two attacking returns and two clean sheets in four starts, is a name to monitor – the return of Matt Ritchie (£5.3m) could ruin that idea, of course.

Members Analysis

Newcastle United XI (5-4-1):  Dubravka; Yedlin, Schar, Lascelles, Clark, Willems; Saint-Maximin (Atsu 82′), M Longstaff, S Longstaff, Almiron; Joelinton (Carroll 54′). 

Manchester United XI (4-2-3-1): De Gea; Dalot (Rojo 61′), Tuanzebe, Maguire, Young; Fred, McTominay; Pereira, Mata (Greenwood 65′), James; Rashford. 

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575 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Dunk over Tomori? Why not? Trust Brighton defensively more than Chelsea rn surely?

    1. Witty Pun: Not good at this…
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Absolutely yea. Plus Dunk has more attacking threat

    2. Free Hat
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Why not both.

      • Trossard or not Trossard
          1 month, 14 days ago

          No-brainer

      • markloe
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Gazza/Ryan worth the £0.4 over Pope/£4 on WC?

        1. Free Hat
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Less headaches with 1 playing gk. Pope or Ryan for me.

          • Bring back Rafa
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Yeah I agree. If u want Ryan, Button is the perfect back up as they only have 2 GK

          • camarozz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            1ft WC gone 3 wks ago.

            Pope

            TAA/Otamendi/Soy

            Sterling/Kdb/Son/Mount

            Pukki/Wilson/Abraham

            (Heaton/Mings/Cantwell/
            Lund)

            Any advice appreciated??

            (Son/Ota/Pukki possibly need to go)?

            1. Free Hat
                1 month, 14 days ago

                I would save. Looks good especially for coming gameweek.

              • T-BOX ⚽
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                Keep Otamendi at least for the next 3 fixtures. I’ve just bought him in for Walker.. that defence will solidify again

                1. Would Ed Woodward
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    Not worried he'll miss one of those games for Stones?

              • Silecro
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                Ota and Cantwell for Rico and CHO? Free

                1. STEP ROVERS - BLAME IT ON R…
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  Not for me. Two first team players out for two player who possibly could get rotated

                2. Tonyawesome69
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    I like CHO over cantwell. Is cantwell your 4tb or 5th mid?

                3. JorisLa
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  I have two FT. No issue's in the team.
                  What do you think of this actions?

                  A) Firmino to Vardy
                  B) Pukki & Hayden to Maddison & Connoly

                  1. JorisLa
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    or

                    C) Pukki Hayden, Firmino to Wilson, Vardy & DenDoncker for a -4.

                  2. Hot Toddy
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    If there's no issues then do nothing.

                4. T-BOX ⚽
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  How’s the squad look lads?

                  Pope
                  TAA Otamendi Tomori
                  Salah Sterling KDB Maddison Mount
                  Pukki Tammy

                  Button Lundstram Dunk Wickham

                  1. Karan14
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    Looks great.

                    Mane, Wilson & Vardy 3 players that might tempt you going forward.

                  2. HD7
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    Pukki to Wilson King Vardy or even Haller for next 3GWs

                    1. T-BOX ⚽
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 14 days ago

                      Thanks but nah.. can’t afford a swap to Wilson, King is an absolute joke with a non-penalty xG of 0.5 in 8 matches and Vardy overpriced imo.. Maddison will provide better value. Pukki will come good again I have no doubt and if Norwich score goals he will be involved

                  3. Bam Bam Bigelow
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    Needs more Mane

                5. Karan14
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  Out: VVD, Barnes & Pukki
                  In: Rico/Kelly, Vardy & Wilson
                  (-8)

                  Don't see any reason of not making the moves when I'm ranked at 2.3m.
                  Will be capping Wilson (GW9 - NOR) & Vardy (GW12 - ARS) atleast once in the next 4 gameweeks.

                  1. STEP ROVERS - BLAME IT ON R…
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    Won’t help rank either taking -8 hit for players that people already got

                    1. Karan14
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 14 days ago

                      Vardy is owned by 10% & Wilson 12.4% atm.

                      Pukki & VVD both above 40%.

                  2. payetisgod
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    Im in a similar boat to you with rank!

                    I like the moves! Pukki is a troll though and I think holding him to Man U game is the shout.

                    What can you do with VVD and Barnes out - would that get you Rico and Wilson?

                6. payetisgod
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  Is this worth a - 8

                  Sterling, 4.4 Striker, Otamendi

                  KDB, Tammy, Boly

                  1. Karan14
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    Next 3 fixtures for City are too good to ditch Raz & Ota for -8.

                  2. Hot Toddy
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    Not even close.

                  3. payetisgod
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    Thanks both,

                    I also own Aguero - I'm getting tired of the lack of results from Sterling. Would you not think gaining KDB for Sterling would be better?

                    I worry Otamendi could be in danger of getting dropped for Stones. Feels like Pep trusts Fernadhino more.

                    But - I could do Swap Otmendi for James and Bring in Yarma?

                    If KDB drops to 9.9 i could just do Sterling/4.4 to KDB and Tammy.

                    1. Hot Toddy
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 14 days ago

                      De Bruyne and Stones are injured.

                      1. payetisgod
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 14 days ago

                        ha yeah I know - both are expected back after IB though

                        1. Hot Toddy
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 1 Year
                          1 month, 14 days ago

                          Supposedly.

                7. Tommyg
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  A) Salah, Yarmolenko, Mount, Vardy

                  B) Mane, Madison, Mount, Wilson

                  C) Salah, Madison, CHO, Wilson

                  Thems the dilemma's.

                  1. Karan14
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    B

                  2. aleksios
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    Dont rate Yarmo or CHO.So B.

                  3. Beavis
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    B

                8. Patrick.22
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  Ryan
                  TAA / Lund / Soy / Ota
                  Mane / Mount / KDB / Sterling / Cantwell
                  Wilson / Tammy / Pukki

                  0ITB 2FTS

                  A) Pukki & Cantwell > Connolly & Maddison
                  B) Pukki & Sterling > Vardy & Mahrez

                  B is quite tempting as I think Vardy is going to hit a hot streak. Plus if I were to captain a city player it would be KDB, therefore losing Sterling doesn’t become as much of an issue..

                  Thoughts?

                  1. aleksios
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    B but not with Mahrez,rotation risk,

                  2. Typo
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    A out of these two. I dont like the prospect of going without Sterling, and Mahrez showed us this weekend that he is not even nailed for 60 mins when they are losing.

                9. aleksios
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  Gtg here you reckon?

                  --Pope
                  --TAA--Ota--Tomori
                  --Salah--Sterl--KDB--Mount--Cantwell
                  --Vardy(c)--Abraham

                  ---Stekel--Pieters--Lund--Green.

                  Thanks.

                  1. Patrick.22
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    Looks great. Thoughts on my post?

                  2. Beavis
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    Yeah, great team.

                10. Typo
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  Barnes, Pukki, Digne -> C.Wilson, Jimenez and Soyboy for a -4?

                  Or just do the

                  Barnes, Digne -> C.wilson and Soy?

                  1. aleksios
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    No need for a hit.

                  2. Patrick.22
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    I still don’t trust Wolves assets with Europa in the background. 2nd option better.

                    Thoughts on my post please?

                  3. Hot Toddy
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    Just Barnes / Digne.

                  4. Typo
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    Thanks all. It makes more sence to not take a hit here, I agree.

                  5. Beavis
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    B.

                11. TaiwanHC
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  Thoughts on Salah + Wickham to Mount + Wilson for free? Still have my WC intact.

                  1. aleksios
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    No need to wait,great moves.

                    1. Slouch87 Scott Talent
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 14 days ago

                      Every need to wait. Potential injuries over IB.

                  2. Typo
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    I like it.

                12. OLLY G
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  (A) Jimenez & Otamendi

                  (B) Vardy & Rico

                  1. Beavis
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    B

                13. Beavis
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  2 FTs, what to do?

                  Pope (Button)
                  TAA, VVD, Otamendi, Soyuncu (Lundstram)
                  Sterling, Mane, KDB, Mount (Cantwell)
                  Abraham, Pukki (Wickham)

                  1. Hot Toddy
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    Nothing.

                  2. aleksios
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    Anything itb?

                    1. Beavis
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      1 month, 14 days ago

                      Good question! 1.3m

                      1. OLLY G
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 14 days ago

                        Pukki and Otamendi OUT

                        Vardy and Rico IN

                        ?

                      2. Slouch87 Scott Talent
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 14 days ago

                        Wilson for Pukki.

                  3. Flaming Flamingo
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    Wickham to Connolly? Your team is looking strong imo

                    1. Flaming Flamingo
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 14 days ago

                      Van Dijk to Robertson also an option

                      1. Beavis
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 8 Years
                        1 month, 14 days ago

                        Thanks everyone

                  4. Krionos
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    If anything, I would say Pukki is the weakest link here. He is showing promising stats in the members section still, but Norwich just aren't up for it I think... They will continue to struggle.

                14. fylde2022
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  I finished with a dismal 35 pts.
                  I thought I had a decent team, but it isn't performing too well, lately!
                  Any suggestions, as to the changes I need to do, to improve it?

                  Pope
                  TAA Otamendi Lundstram Soyuncu
                  Mahrez Yarmolenko Mane Son
                  Aubameyang Abraham

                  Button, Rico, Oriol Romeu, Pukki

                  1.4m itb

                  1. payetisgod
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    Son to KDB (if deemed fit)

                    Other than that team looks quality - im a frustrated Pukki owner but hes the ultimate FPL troll - theres a haul coming following everyone jumping ship!

                    1. fylde2022
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 14 days ago

                      Is KDB fit for the next game?

                      1. fylde2022
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 14 days ago

                        Ah sorry. (If fit)

                        I'll keep an eye. Thanks 🙂

                        1. payetisgod
                          • 3 Years
                          1 month, 14 days ago

                          No probs - depends if pep can 'rush' him back as well. Based on their current state thought I would say if hes fit he will be in the team!

                          1. fylde2022
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 4 Years
                            1 month, 14 days ago

                            If he's fit, he's definitely in my team.
                            He's the assist King!

                15. Attaka
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  Struggling with a decision I need to make in my H2H draft league... no one has Mane and I think someone will jump on him sooner rather than later.

                  Would you rather have

                  A) Son / Ederson
                  B) Mane / Ryan

                  I already have Salah if that would sway you

                  1. Hot Toddy
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    Definitely B

                  2. Tonyawesome69
                      1 month, 14 days ago

                      B

                  3. Tube!!
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    Taken advice re defence on board...cheers... how’s it looking?

                    Pope. Button
                    TAA. Lund. Soy. Dunk. Rico.
                    Mane. Sterling Mount. Madison. Jorginho.
                    Vardy. Abraham. Wilson.

                    1. payetisgod
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 14 days ago

                      Like it - especially the front 3!

                      Is it a WC - Id want KDB over Sterling (if fit) also is there any point in having a 5m 5th mid? Can you upgrade anywhere if you bring in a 4.5?

                      Minor points though!

                      1. Tube!!
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 14 days ago

                        Yeah toying with a WC.

                        Could drop Jorginho to Dendonker and upgrade elsewhere.

                        1. payetisgod
                          • 3 Years
                          1 month, 14 days ago

                          could be worth keeping a mil back if you have cash you cant spend for the inevitable swing from Mane to Salah?

                          Probably too forward thinking but I'm sure the form will switch soon enough!

                          1. Tube!!
                            • 5 Years
                            1 month, 14 days ago

                            Yeah got 1ITB with Jorg to Dendonker

                          2. Slouch87 Scott Talent
                            • 4 Years
                            1 month, 14 days ago

                            Dangerous game switching from one to the other. I think you pick one and stick unless of course there are injuries or big swings in price.

                    2. JamTart
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 14 days ago

                      Similar to mine below. I've kept a little more at the back assuming city sort themselves out.

                      I like the mahrez pick if BSilva is suspended over sterling

                    3. ZimZalabim
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 14 days ago

                      im looking at the same team except for vardy and jorginho got kdb and connolly instead

                  4. JamTart
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    RMWC

                    Pope / 4
                    Taa / Ota / Soy/ tomori / Rico
                    Mane / Kdb / mahrez / mount / dendoncker
                    Vardy / abraham / wilson
                    0.6 ITB

                    Suggestions?

                  5. Tonyawesome69
                      1 month, 14 days ago

                      What do you think of this WC?
                      1.7m itb

                      pope ryan
                      dubk TAA rico frederick lundstram
                      mane sterling kdb mount hudson
                      abraham wilson connolly

                      1. goblin140
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 14 days ago

                        Choose one of Pope and Ryan and get a 4m GK. Then maybe look at upgraing your defense with the cash, I would have Otamendi in there.

                      2. si
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 10 Years
                        1 month, 14 days ago

                        Very reliant on chelsea’s attack.

                    • Slouch87 Scott Talent
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 14 days ago

                      The same WC teams keep occurring over and over. It's just like copying in school tests. ☺

                      1. ZimZalabim
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 14 days ago

                        new template forming
                        triple M in midfield
                        tammy/wilson/vardy at least two of the three in attack
                        Taa and budget def

                        1. Krionos
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 9 Years
                          1 month, 14 days ago

                          And that template will be changed 2 weeks later. If you're on a WC, the best advice would be to avoid this site for a few weeks and set up something using your own judgement.

                      2. SkekTek (AKA: AnzhiBabakin)
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 14 days ago

                        I feel the punty wildcarder by getting Boly in 🙂

                      3. Would Ed Woodward
                          1 month, 14 days ago

                          I know if I post mine I'll be told it's too risky, that's the thing, you get positive reinforcement for whatever the template is and negative for anything else.

                          1. SkekTek (AKA: AnzhiBabakin)
                            • 4 Years
                            1 month, 14 days ago

                            Just a sneaky peak go on

                            1. Would Ed Woodward
                                1 month, 14 days ago

                                It's pretty much the same as everyone else tbh lol although I was always set on Abraham/Wilson/Vardy frontline, I guess it's fairly obvious with fixtures. I'm thinking of going without Liverpool attack for next few and tripling up on city with Sterling/KdB/Mahrez.

                            2. Slouch87 Scott Talent
                              • 4 Years
                              1 month, 14 days ago

                              Very true.

                          2. Clay Davis
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 9 Years
                            1 month, 14 days ago

                            I'll tell you know, the template won't be the highest scoring team next week!

                            1. Indpush
                              • 1 Year
                              1 month, 14 days ago

                              That's not much of a prediction. "The template" is one. There are so many other teams that can be made outside the template.

                              Make a mans prediction. What team will outscore the template?

                        • ZimZalabim
                          • 3 Years
                          1 month, 14 days ago

                          Which fixture looks better for returns out of these two ?

                          Vardy vs palace away

                          or

                          Wilson vs united at home

                          1. Aubaaaaa
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 3 Years
                            1 month, 14 days ago

                            Wilson VS United at home I feel.

                          2. Hot Toddy
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 1 Year
                            1 month, 14 days ago

                            W

                          3. Woy_is_back
                            • 2 Years
                            1 month, 14 days ago

                            Willy

                          4. ZimZalabim
                            • 3 Years
                            1 month, 14 days ago

                            thats what i was thinking
                            was planning on getting Wilson in now on WC and then swapping to vardy in two weeks but i think wilson probabky worth keeping for longer
                            Might do the switch in 13 then

                            1. goblin140
                              • 3 Years
                              1 month, 14 days ago

                              If you're set on switching him to Vardy next GW, just get Vardy in now. There's not much between them this GW and you would waste a transfer.

                          5. Clay Davis
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 9 Years
                            1 month, 14 days ago

                            United, for all the stick they've been getting, are tighter than a ducks ar*e!

                            Harry Wilson is the better option to back against United with his long distance shooting.

                            1. Slouch87 Scott Talent
                              • 4 Years
                              1 month, 14 days ago

                              I'm not sure that United are that tight. There's always a few big errors in every game. Wouldn't go near a United defender .

                        • Woy_is_back
                          • 2 Years
                          1 month, 14 days ago

                          Jimenez is on penos right?

                          1. Flaming Flamingo
                            • 3 Years
                            1 month, 14 days ago

                            Rotates with Neves

                            1. Woy_is_back
                              • 2 Years
                              1 month, 14 days ago

                              Damn it

                              1. KGFC
                                • 3 Years
                                1 month, 14 days ago

                                Don't think him rotating Pens with Neves should really be the deciding factor for you to pick him or not. If that is indeed the case, then maybe Jimi is not the right one for you.

                        • Rains of Castamere
                          • 4 Years
                          1 month, 14 days ago

                          Would you take Van Dijk out for a hit or leave as-is? Already done Barnes to Abraham.

                          Ryan
                          TAA VVD Soyoncu Lundstram
                          Sterling KDB Son Mount
                          Abraham Kane (c)

                          Subs: Cantwell Greenwood Kelly

                          1. goblin140
                            • 3 Years
                            1 month, 14 days ago

                            Of course not. Likely to get a clean sheet and I'm actually bringing him in next GW to get exactly your defense.

                          2. Would Ed Woodward
                              1 month, 14 days ago

                              Leave, everyone might want double Liv defence in a few weeks.

                            • Rains of Castamere
                              • 4 Years
                              1 month, 14 days ago

                              Cheers both

                            • Clay Davis
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 9 Years
                              1 month, 14 days ago

                              Follow your gut. If you believe the player your bringing in to score more, or you're looking release funds to spend on elsewhere, a 4 point hit is absolutely worth taking.

                          3. BigBillyBass
                            • 1 Year
                            1 month, 14 days ago

                            How's she looking?

                            Pope (Button)
                            TAA Pereira Otamendi (Lund Rico)
                            Mane Mahrez Mount McGinn (Guendouzi)
                            Aguero Vardy Abraham

                            1. KGFC
                              • 3 Years
                              1 month, 14 days ago

                              On WC? If so, I'd try to get in KDB for Mahrez. All good otherwise

                              1. BigBillyBass
                                • 1 Year
                                1 month, 14 days ago

                                Not on WC. But cheers bro!

                          4. KGFC
                            • 3 Years
                            1 month, 14 days ago

                            Anyone going with Jiminez? Fixtures turning for the good now, looked sharp against City but Wolves Europa adventures still going on...

                            1. Clay Davis
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 9 Years
                              1 month, 14 days ago

                              I'm very tempted to swap Pukki to Jime.

                              But i've got to deal with Zinchenko first and don't like taking hits

                              1. KGFC
                                • 3 Years
                                1 month, 14 days ago

                                Could be a very shrewd move tbh. I see a lot of managers here staying away from Wolves in general due to their Europa matches but if you got to get ahead in ranks, you need to take early calls. GL mate!

                            2. Would Ed Woodward
                                1 month, 14 days ago

                                Maybe for Wilson after the next couple to free up some cash.

                                1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 2 Years
                                  1 month, 14 days ago

                                  This

                                2. Slouch87 Scott Talent
                                  • 4 Years
                                  1 month, 14 days ago

                                  Good shout.

                                  1. Would Ed Woodward
                                      1 month, 14 days ago

                                      Worked well at the start of the season when I planned to have Fraser for the opening two...

                                  2. KGFC
                                    • 3 Years
                                    1 month, 14 days ago

                                    Yes, that could work out too.

                              • payetisgod
                                • 3 Years
                                1 month, 14 days ago

                                If you had to drop one to get KDB (if fit) what would you do.

                                Sterling - KDB straight Swap

                                Aguero > Tammy, James > KDB for -4. (keeping sterling)

                                Im behind in my mini leagues and Aguero somehow is a differential.

                                Ages before I'd pull the trigger but I'm bored at work!

                                1. AuFeld
                                  • 3 Years
                                  1 month, 14 days ago

                                  Sterling to KdB.

                              • moz_1983
                                • 7 Years
                                1 month, 14 days ago

                                I still have Robertson and VVD - sell one? If so, which?

                                1. AxeMinion
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 8 Years
                                  1 month, 14 days ago

                                  Why sell? They could easily keep cleanies at OT, who couldn't even muster up a shot on target against AZ Alkmaar, nor threaten a woeful Newcastle defence. I've got 2x LFC defenders and I'm not selling.

                                2. AuFeld
                                  • 3 Years
                                  1 month, 14 days ago

                                  Two ways to look at it:

                                  1. Sell Robo, because VVD has a higher tsb and Robbo is more expensive.
                                  2. Sell VVD, because Robbo has the better attacking stats: 0.26 vs 0.06 xG + xA per 90.

                                  If it were me, I would sell Robertson because both are currently producing points at the same rate, but VVD is doing it for less funds.

                                  1. moz_1983
                                    • 7 Years
                                    1 month, 14 days ago

                                    Cheers both.

                              • kidzac
                                • 7 Years
                                1 month, 14 days ago

                                Guys. If you had to choose between having taa or salah, which would you go for? Currently I have mane matip and vvd. So looking to switch vvd liverpool spot out.

                                1. AuFeld
                                  • 3 Years
                                  1 month, 14 days ago

                                  No brainer imo if you have Mane. Get TAA!

                                2. Witty Pun: Not good at this…
                                  • 2 Years
                                  1 month, 14 days ago

                                  TAA

                              • 1912 F.A Cup Winners
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 2 Years
                                1 month, 14 days ago

                                Very early days I know but who to captain out of this lot?? Some excellent option to choose from imo!!
                                A- Sterling
                                B- Mané
                                C- Abraham
                                D- Cilson
                                E- Vardy

                                1. Krionos
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 9 Years
                                  1 month, 14 days ago

                                  Judging by the quality of the opposition I would say it's between Abraham and Wilson. United are still pretty solid at the back. Hard to predict a Liverpool vs Man United game... Crystal Palace are in good form and while Leicester have excellent fixtures, this first one could be tight I believe...