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
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 18 days ago

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

    1. Witty Pun: Not good at this…
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 18 days ago

      Absolutely yea. Plus Dunk has more attacking threat

    2. Free Hat
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 18 days ago

      Why not both.

    3. Greasy Grealish Gang
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 18 days ago

      No-brainer

  2. suddenorgan
    • 9 Years
    11 months, 18 days ago

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

    1. Free Hat
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 18 days ago

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

    2. Bring back Rafa
        11 months, 18 days ago

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

    3. camarozz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 18 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 Year
        11 months, 18 days ago

        I would save. Looks good especially for coming gameweek.

      2. IRBOX ⚽
        • 3 Years
        11 months, 18 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 Year
          11 months, 18 days ago

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

    4. Silecro
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 18 days ago

      Ota and Cantwell for Rico and CHO? Free

      1. STEP rOVERS
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        11 months, 18 days ago

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

      2. Tonyawesome69
        • 1 Year
        11 months, 18 days ago

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

    5. JorisLa
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 18 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
        • 3 Years
        11 months, 18 days ago

        or

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

      2. Hot Toddy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        11 months, 18 days ago

        If there's no issues then do nothing.

    6. IRBOX ⚽
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 18 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
        • 4 Years
        11 months, 18 days ago

        Looks great.

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

      2. HD7
        • 3 Years
        11 months, 18 days ago

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

        1. IRBOX ⚽
          • 3 Years
          11 months, 18 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
        • 4 Years
        11 months, 18 days ago

        Needs more Mane

    7. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 18 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
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        11 months, 18 days ago

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

        1. Karan14
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          11 months, 18 days ago

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

          Pukki & VVD both above 40%.

      2. payetisgod
        • 4 Years
        11 months, 18 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?

    8. payetisgod
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 18 days ago

      Is this worth a - 8

      Sterling, 4.4 Striker, Otamendi

      KDB, Tammy, Boly

      1. Karan14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        11 months, 18 days ago

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

      2. Hot Toddy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        11 months, 18 days ago

        Not even close.

      3. payetisgod
        • 4 Years
        11 months, 18 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
          • 2 Years
          11 months, 18 days ago

          De Bruyne and Stones are injured.

          1. payetisgod
            • 4 Years
            11 months, 18 days ago

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

            1. Hot Toddy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              11 months, 18 days ago

              Supposedly.

    9. Tommyg
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      11 months, 18 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
        • 4 Years
        11 months, 18 days ago

        B

      2. aleksios
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        11 months, 18 days ago

        Dont rate Yarmo or CHO.So B.

      3. Beavis
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        11 months, 18 days ago

        B

    10. Hitmonlee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 18 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
        • 5 Years
        11 months, 18 days ago

        B but not with Mahrez,rotation risk,

      2. Typo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        11 months, 18 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.

    11. aleksios
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 18 days ago

      Gtg here you reckon?

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

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

      Thanks.

      1. Hitmonlee
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        11 months, 18 days ago

        Looks great. Thoughts on my post?

      2. Beavis
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        11 months, 18 days ago

        Yeah, great team.

    12. Typo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      11 months, 18 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
        • 5 Years
        11 months, 18 days ago

        No need for a hit.

      2. Hitmonlee
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        11 months, 18 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
        • 2 Years
        11 months, 18 days ago

        Just Barnes / Digne.

      4. Typo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        11 months, 18 days ago

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

      5. Beavis
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        11 months, 18 days ago

        B.

    13. TaiwanHC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 18 days ago

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

      1. aleksios
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        11 months, 18 days ago

        No need to wait,great moves.

        1. Slouch87
          • 4 Years
          11 months, 18 days ago

          Every need to wait. Potential injuries over IB.

      2. Typo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        11 months, 18 days ago

        I like it.

    14. OLLY G
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 18 days ago

      (A) Jimenez & Otamendi

      (B) Vardy & Rico

      1. Beavis
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        11 months, 18 days ago

        B

    15. Beavis
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      11 months, 18 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
        • 2 Years
        11 months, 18 days ago

        Nothing.

      2. aleksios
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        11 months, 18 days ago

        Anything itb?

        1. Beavis
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          11 months, 18 days ago

          Good question! 1.3m

          1. OLLY G
            • 4 Years
            11 months, 18 days ago

            Pukki and Otamendi OUT

            Vardy and Rico IN

            ?

          2. Slouch87
            • 4 Years
            11 months, 18 days ago

            Wilson for Pukki.

      3. Flaming Flamingo
        • 4 Years
        11 months, 18 days ago

        Wickham to Connolly? Your team is looking strong imo

        1. Flaming Flamingo
          • 4 Years
          11 months, 18 days ago

          Van Dijk to Robertson also an option

          1. Beavis
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            11 months, 18 days ago

            Thanks everyone

      4. Krionos
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        11 months, 18 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.

    16. fylde2022
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 18 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
        • 4 Years
        11 months, 18 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
          • 5 Years
          11 months, 18 days ago

          Is KDB fit for the next game?

          1. fylde2022
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            11 months, 18 days ago

            Ah sorry. (If fit)

            I'll keep an eye. Thanks 🙂

            1. payetisgod
              • 4 Years
              11 months, 18 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
                • 5 Years
                11 months, 18 days ago

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

    17. Attaka
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 18 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
        • 2 Years
        11 months, 18 days ago

        Definitely B

      2. Tonyawesome69
        • 1 Year
        11 months, 18 days ago

        B

    18. Roy Rovers
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 18 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
        • 4 Years
        11 months, 18 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. Roy Rovers
          • 6 Years
          11 months, 18 days ago

          Yeah toying with a WC.

          Could drop Jorginho to Dendonker and upgrade elsewhere.

          1. payetisgod
            • 4 Years
            11 months, 18 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. Roy Rovers
              • 6 Years
              11 months, 18 days ago

              Yeah got 1ITB with Jorg to Dendonker

            2. Slouch87
              • 4 Years
              11 months, 18 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
        • 2 Years
        11 months, 18 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
        • 4 Years
        11 months, 18 days ago

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

    19. JamTart
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 18 days ago

      RMWC

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

      Suggestions?

    20. Tonyawesome69
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 18 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
        • 4 Years
        11 months, 18 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
        • 11 Years
        11 months, 18 days ago

        Very reliant on chelsea’s attack.

    21. Slouch87
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 18 days ago

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

      1. ZimZalabim
        • 4 Years
        11 months, 18 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
          • 10 Years
          11 months, 18 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. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        11 months, 18 days ago

        I feel the punty wildcarder by getting Boly in 🙂

      3. Would Ed Woodward
        • 1 Year
        11 months, 18 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. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          11 months, 18 days ago

          Just a sneaky peak go on

          1. Would Ed Woodward
            • 1 Year
            11 months, 18 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
          • 4 Years
          11 months, 18 days ago

          Very true.

      4. Clay Davis
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        11 months, 18 days ago

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

        1. Indpush
          • 2 Years
          11 months, 18 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?

    22. ZimZalabim
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 18 days ago

      Which fixture looks better for returns out of these two ?

      Vardy vs palace away

      or

      Wilson vs united at home

      1. Aubaaaaa
        • 3 Years
        11 months, 18 days ago

        Wilson VS United at home I feel.

      2. Hot Toddy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        11 months, 18 days ago

        W

      3. Woy_is_back
        • 3 Years
        11 months, 18 days ago

        Willy

      4. ZimZalabim
        • 4 Years
        11 months, 18 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
          • 4 Years
          11 months, 18 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
        • 10 Years
        11 months, 18 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
          • 4 Years
          11 months, 18 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 .

    23. Woy_is_back
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 18 days ago

      Jimenez is on penos right?

      1. Flaming Flamingo
        • 4 Years
        11 months, 18 days ago

        Rotates with Neves

        1. Woy_is_back
          • 3 Years
          11 months, 18 days ago

          Damn it

          1. KGFC
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            11 months, 18 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.

    24. Rains of Castamere
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 18 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
        • 4 Years
        11 months, 18 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 Year
        11 months, 18 days ago

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

      3. Rains of Castamere
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        11 months, 18 days ago

        Cheers both

      4. Clay Davis
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        11 months, 18 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.

    25. BigBillyBass
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 18 days ago

      How's she looking?

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

      1. KGFC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        11 months, 18 days ago

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

        1. BigBillyBass
          • 2 Years
          11 months, 18 days ago

          Not on WC. But cheers bro!

    26. KGFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 18 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
        • 10 Years
        11 months, 18 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
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          11 months, 18 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 Year
        11 months, 18 days ago

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

        1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          11 months, 18 days ago

          This

        2. Slouch87
          • 4 Years
          11 months, 18 days ago

          Good shout.

          1. Would Ed Woodward
            • 1 Year
            11 months, 18 days ago

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

        3. KGFC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          11 months, 18 days ago

          Yes, that could work out too.

    27. payetisgod
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 18 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
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        11 months, 18 days ago

        Sterling to KdB.

    28. moz_1983
      • 8 Years
      11 months, 18 days ago

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

      1. AxeMinion
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        11 months, 18 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
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        11 months, 18 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
          • 8 Years
          11 months, 18 days ago

          Cheers both.

    29. kidzac
      • 8 Years
      11 months, 18 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
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        11 months, 18 days ago

        No brainer imo if you have Mane. Get TAA!

      2. Witty Pun: Not good at this…
        • 3 Years
        11 months, 18 days ago

        TAA

    30. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 18 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
        • 10 Years
        11 months, 18 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...