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. RECKLESS
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    11 days, 17 hours ago

    Shouldnt KDB fall atleast once over the intl break inspite of yellow flag? He has close to 50k net transfers out already

    1. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
      • 3 Years
      11 days, 17 hours ago

      It's very harsh on sellers and I'm fully behind a more transparent system. Hopefully FFS can start a little campaign 🙂

    2. bench boost for every gamew…
      • 2 Years
      11 days, 16 hours ago

      priced too low and therefore, like Martial, his price will not go down by much, maybe 0.1 but most likely his re-flagged or off-flagged

    3. De Gea Van Dijk. 10
      • 1 Year
      11 days, 16 hours ago

      Overpriced anyway imo.

      Injury prone.

      1. Brooksy86
        • 3 Years
        11 days, 16 hours ago

        Lolz

      2. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
        • 7 Years
        11 days, 15 hours ago

        ahhahahaha, season player mate

  2. Out of Position
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    11 days, 17 hours ago

    I am on a WC and I am short of 0.7m to get to this team. The 7 players whose sale prices I have mentioned in the brackets are possible downgrades to get me back to the budget.

    Any suggestions on where the downgrade should come from?

    Pope||Heaton (4.5)
    Alexander-Arnold (7.2), Otamendi (5.5), Soyuncu || Dunk(4.6) , Lundstram
    Salah, DeBruyne, Maddison, Mount (6.4) || Dendoncker
    Aubameyang, Jimenez(7.1), Abraham(7.5)

    1. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      11 days, 17 hours ago

      Lose Heaton and save 0.5m
      Sell Salah for Mane

      1. Out of Position
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        11 days, 17 hours ago

        Thanks Christina. While Mane is a very good option, I plan to keep Salah. I am looking for 0.7 downgrade only through the players whose sale prices I have mentioned.

        1. Christina.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          11 days, 16 hours ago

          Why keep Salah? Use your membership.

          1. Out of Position
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            11 days, 16 hours ago

            Definitely there isn't much to choose between Salah and Mane based on the statistics. So I totally get the logic behind saving some bucks by having Mane. But FPL and football in general appears more fun for me while having Salah in the team than having Mane. I enjoy the game more as a Salah owner. Just a personal preference/bias 🙂

            1. Christina.
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              11 days, 16 hours ago

              Mane has been outscoring Salah since the middle of last season.

              Mane has nearly double the goal conversion rate of Salah so far this season. Shot accuracy also better than Salah.

              So I have to disagree.

              PS: try owning Mane. Its much more exciting.

    2. Stormbringer22
        11 days, 17 hours ago

        What Christina said + possibly downgrade Ota to a defender in the 4.5-4.7 region.

        1. Stormbringer22
            11 days, 17 hours ago

            Haven't done the math, but it may allow you to upgrade Jimenez to a Wilson or a Vardy.

          • Out of Position
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            11 days, 16 hours ago

            Thanks! Although I am not yet convinced by Chelsea defence, Ota to Tomori is certainly an option to consider. That saves me 0.8.

        2. Atimis
          • 3 Years
          11 days, 17 hours ago

          Downgrade Ota, just that

          1. Out of Position
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            11 days, 16 hours ago

            Thanks!

        3. ShaunGoater123
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          11 days, 17 hours ago

          Downgrade Heaton & Ota

          1. Out of Position
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            11 days, 16 hours ago

            Thanks!

        4. Devo-McDuff
          • 1 Year
          11 days, 16 hours ago

          Like everyone else said, loads of options to save, only need one keeper (Pope), Mane arguably better option than Salah anyway,l and Ota is in terrible form and likely to lose his place soon so go for defender under 5 mil. I’d do all 3 ands upgrade Dendo/Jimi.

          1. Out of Position
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            11 days, 16 hours ago

            Thanks! Yeah, not too much love for Salah , Heaton and Otamendi from the comments above.

        5. bench boost for every gamew…
          • 2 Years
          11 days, 16 hours ago

          Christina mentioned Heaton, he can go but personally i like having two goalies. Not sure you would get many reposts that recommends Ota out, but i will. Firstly, your team has 3 good starters for most weeks and Lundstram also. The most obvious pick at 4-8 and below might be tomori, if you look at games where you will be not overly keen to play dunk, soy or lund (gw9, 12) he could come in. Gw12 looks particularly iffy for you, so a Burnley, West ham, even Watford def could be of interest so you need not to play both Dunk and Soy that week.
          And you def do not want to play ota that week-)
          so, Ota out for one cheapish def for your liking in gw12 is my suggestion, King is another if you fancy BOU.

          1. Out of Position
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            11 days, 16 hours ago

            Wow! That is some solid analysis of the defence. Thanks a lot for the suggestions.
            Having King in place of Jimenez is also a good idea considering BOU's next two fixtures

        6. RAFA THE GAFFA
          • 3 Years
          11 days, 16 hours ago

          Salah to mane. Easy one. I’d also drop Heaton

          1. Out of Position
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            11 days, 15 hours ago

            Thanks!

        7. Krionos
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          11 days, 16 hours ago

          Don't get talked into Salah - Mane. He may have outscored Salah for a while, but you need to stick to the big guns, especially if you feel big scores are around the corner. Liverpool and City have the best players in the league and they will all be among the top scorers come the end of the season.

          Mane is flavor of the week, Salah could easily outscore him by a large margin next gameweek.

          1. Out of Position
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            11 days, 15 hours ago

            I'm definitely keeping Salah. Like I said in my post, the players whose sale prices I have mentioned are the ones I'd consider downgrading. Salah wasn't one of those.

          2. Christina.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            11 days, 15 hours ago

            the cool kids owned Salah(12) week 1 and then bought Mane(56)

            1. Dribbles
                11 days, 15 hours ago

                £10 says my average OR over the last 5 seasons is better than yours

        8. Slitherene
          • 1 Year
          11 days, 17 hours ago

          How many points do you predict them to score?

          A) Pukki (bou)
          B) VvD (mun)
          C) Jimenez (SOU)

          My 2FT transfers depend on these 3!

          1. Stormbringer22
              11 days, 17 hours ago

              A. 2
              B. 2
              C. 6

            • bench boost for every gamew…
              • 2 Years
              11 days, 16 hours ago

              2 (4-0)
              7 (0-2
              9 (1-0)

          2. masyuris
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            11 days, 17 hours ago

            Best transfer option for GW 9:
            A. Digne-Haller-Pukki >> Rico-Aubameyang-Connoly (-4pts)
            B. Salah-Pukki >> Maddison-Aubameyang
            C. Salah-Haller >> Maddison-Aguero
            D. Salah-Pukki >> Pepe-Vardy

            1. TheLord
              • 2 Years
              11 days, 16 hours ago

              B

          3. Silecro
            • 1 Year
            11 days, 17 hours ago

            OUT: Salah, Cantwell, Haller
            IN: Maddison, Mount, Auba (-4)
            Yes or no?
            Have wc in casr if liverpool starts hauling as crazy

            1. TheLord
              • 2 Years
              11 days, 16 hours ago

              I think I'd still have Mané, but as you have the wc those are sensible moves

              1. Silecro
                • 1 Year
                11 days, 16 hours ago

                There is one other a bit more conservative option im looking into:
                OUT: Salah, Otamendi, Haller
                IN : Mane, Soyoncu, Vardy (-4)

            2. HarryB29
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              11 days, 16 hours ago

              Would just consider Salah and Haller to Maddison and Auba for free, thats what Im doing except im swapping out Barnes instead of Haller

              1. Silecro
                • 1 Year
                11 days, 16 hours ago

                Yeah,not bad also,would really like to keep that 4 pts,thanks

          4. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
            • 3 Years
            11 days, 16 hours ago

            Failed previously - what are your views on Wolves assets?
            Didn't see the full city game but a great result and lovely fixture swing - surely things are looking up?

            1. Amey
              • 1 Year
              11 days, 16 hours ago

              Yes
              Problem with them is they play better on counter & all next teams will sit back (apart from few) also the course of the EL ....
              Looking for Jimenez myself though. If he does well in next 2 gw's might get him in my team

              1. Slouch87 Scott Talent
                • 4 Years
                11 days, 16 hours ago

                Bit confused by this . " All next teams will sit back ( apart from a few )" ??

                1. Kopkloppers
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  11 days, 16 hours ago

                  All teams that are not shiny bums.

              2. Stormbringer22
                  11 days, 16 hours ago

                  Not 100% convinced that most teams will sit back against Wolves. Top 6 sides most certainly will not, nor would middle table teams. Even the likes of Norwich and Everton in the relegation zone will try their best to get goals against Wolves.

                  Having seen their 2 textbook counter attacks against City, I think the likes of Jimenez will start getting their name on the score sheet more often in the coming weeks.

                  1. Fitzy.
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    11 days, 16 hours ago

                    They had about 5 counter attacks, should have scored more than the two they did.

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

                I think I'd consider Jimenez, only problem is that there are a lot of in form strikers atm

            2. TheLord
              • 2 Years
              11 days, 16 hours ago

              Sorry bottomed, team is not in a bad shape but I'm considering wildcarding, thoughts on this?

              Pope (Button)
              TAA Pereira Tomori (Lund, Kelly)
              Mané KdB Maddison Mount (Cantwell)
              Auba Callum Abraham

              The big move would basically be Sterling -> Auba, pretty hesitant but Sterling at 12m is not giving value rn... Other only in form player to make way would be McGinn

              1. Devo-McDuff
                • 1 Year
                11 days, 16 hours ago

                That’s a good move for me, team looks in great shape. I literally don’t see anything else to deal with.

                1. TheLord
                  • 2 Years
                  11 days, 16 hours ago

                  Cheers! That would be the WC team btw, sorry was not that clear.

                  1. Devo-McDuff
                    • 1 Year
                    11 days, 16 hours ago

                    No I realised, would still do all 3z

              2. Slouch87 Scott Talent
                • 4 Years
                11 days, 16 hours ago

                There appears to be a good number of people shipping Sterling. I for one will hold as history dictates he is one who can score very heavily in consequetive weeks. It's only a question of when.

                1. Eat my goal!
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  11 days, 16 hours ago

                  You don’t think his positioning on the left is of detriment to his return capability

                  1. Devo-McDuff
                    • 1 Year
                    11 days, 16 hours ago

                    I certainly do!

                2. Devo-McDuff
                  • 1 Year
                  11 days, 16 hours ago

                  That he could and it's a risk but it's about consistency and value, here's my thoughts (as a City season ticket holder) on why it's worth shipping him:

                  https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/2019/10/07/citys-defence-struggles-as-attacking-assets-blank-against-superb-wolves/?hc_page=8&hc_sort_by=comment_date#hc_comment_20992872

                  1. Eat my goal!
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    11 days, 16 hours ago

                    Yep this is my concern - I need FTs to shift so I’ll hold another couple of games - the next 3 are pretty awesome

                    By which time it’s worth considering the pool double mids

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

                  Yeah and that's what is scary about selling Sterling, but those who sold him a few weeks ago are laughing now. Holding on to him too long can be a rank killer too

              3. Eat my goal!
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                11 days, 16 hours ago

                What’s you current team?

                1. TheLord
                  • 2 Years
                  11 days, 16 hours ago

                  Pope (Button)
                  Taa Ota Pereira (Montoya Lund)
                  Mané Sterling KdB Mount McGinn
                  Pukki Tammy (Greenwood)

                  1. Eat my goal!
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    11 days, 16 hours ago

                    Anything itb? FT’s?

                    All I’d look to do is bring in vardy for pukki

                    Or c Wilson if that isn’t achievable

                    1. TheLord
                      • 2 Years
                      11 days, 16 hours ago

                      Considering Ota & Pukki to Tomori & Callum +0.7 itb

                      1. Eat my goal!
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        11 days, 16 hours ago

                        I’d go Rico and vardy - think that is affordable

                        1. TheLord
                          • 2 Years
                          11 days, 16 hours ago

                          Cheers!

            3. Devo-McDuff
              • 1 Year
              11 days, 16 hours ago

              Who to captain? Currently on:

              Pope
              TAA / Soy / Rico
              Mane / KDB (v) / Mount / Mad
              Auba / Vardy / Tam (c)

              Button / Ota / Cant / Lund

            4. HarryB29
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              11 days, 16 hours ago

              Which scores more over next 2:

              A: Aubameyang, Pukki (No Hit)

              B: Wilson, Vardy (-4)

              1. Mr. Captain Blanc
                • 2 Years
                11 days, 16 hours ago

                B

            5. Mr. Captain Blanc
              • 2 Years
              11 days, 16 hours ago

              Which one would u lose between Auba or Sterling to bring in vardy and TAA?

              Patricio
              OTA Soy Pieters
              Sterling KDB Mane Mount
              King Auba Tammy

              Cantwell Lund Kelly

              1. HarryB29
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                11 days, 16 hours ago

                Many getting auba in so wouldnt be looking at selling

              2. Slouch87 Scott Talent
                • 4 Years
                11 days, 16 hours ago

                Probably in the minority but Auba.

              3. chilli con kone
                • 6 Years
                11 days, 15 hours ago

                They both have great fixtures selling either will surely backfire.

                That’s a great team don’t mess with it too much

            6. De Gea Van Dijk. 10
              • 1 Year
              11 days, 16 hours ago

              Transfer market corruption, its only Gw8.

              Anyone buying a Longshanks brother.

            7. GoonerByron
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              11 days, 16 hours ago

              Do I give the Everton defence anymore time or is it time to get rid? Mina -> Chilwell or Pereira is tempting..

              WHU at home not a terrible fixture but suppose you’d think they will score.

              Just know Mina will score sooner rather than later though.

              1. Eat my goal!
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                11 days, 16 hours ago

                Pereira is a great shout

                Think you should be awarded for holding this long

                1. GoonerByron
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  11 days, 16 hours ago

                  1,1,1,-1,0,2 from Mina since I bought him in! 😮

            8. Tube!!
              • 5 Years
              11 days, 16 hours ago

              1FT....and no idea what to do!!!!! .....1.4 ITB and have WC.

              Pope Button
              Otamendi VVD Lundstram Mings Rico
              Salah KDB Mount McGinn Cantwell
              Aguero Wilson Pukki

              1. Gringo Kid
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                11 days, 16 hours ago

                Pukki to Abraham

                1. Tube!!
                  • 5 Years
                  11 days, 16 hours ago

                  Cheers...playing with WC....any thoughts?

                  1. Tube!!
                    • 5 Years
                    11 days, 16 hours ago

                    Pope Button
                    Soy Tomori Lundstram Mings Rico
                    Salah KDB Mane Mount Cantwell
                    Abraham Wilson Vardy

              2. fr3d
                • 1 Year
                11 days, 16 hours ago

                I had a similar team and I played WC

                1. fr3d
                  • 1 Year
                  11 days, 16 hours ago

                  Already caught price changes on Mane, Vardy, Soy etc

            9. marzo
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              11 days, 16 hours ago

              Can afford to take a chance or two as still have the WC. Thinking the double Leicester defence may be the way to go.
              1. Salah + Pukki -> Maddison + Aubameyang (1.4m).
              2. VVD + Smith -> Pereira + Soyuncu/ Tomori (0.2m/0.1m).
              3. Other- WC etc.

              Pope.
              VVD, Otamendi, Robbo.
              Cantwell, Mount, KDB, Sterling, Salah.
              Abraham, Pukki.
              Button, Lundstram, A Smith, Wickham.
              2ft- 0.1m ITB.

            10. TeddiPonza
              • 9 Years
              11 days, 16 hours ago

              Would you wildcard this or keep it for more rainy days?

              Pope BUTTON
              Tomori Rico Lundy VVD HANLEY
              Mount Dendo YARMO STERLING SALAH
              Tammy PUKKI KUN

              to this

              Pope MCGOVERN
              Tomori Rico Lundy TAA SOYUNCU
              Mount Dendo KDB MAHREZ MANE
              Tammy AUBA JIMENEZ

              Thanks

              1. Tshelby
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                11 days, 16 hours ago

                Keep it imo. Good team nothing wrong with it.

            11. Tshelby
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              11 days, 16 hours ago

              Morning!

              Any tips here? Something with Pukki and Barnes?

              2FT
              0.0 ITB

              Pope
              TAA, Otamendi, Lundstram, Rico, Soyuncu
              Salah, Sterling, KdB, Mount, Hayden
              Barnes, Pukki, Tammy

              1. Pukki Blinders
                • 7 Years
                11 days, 16 hours ago

                pukki to vardy barnes to fodder and play 4-4-2

              2. avfc82
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • Has Moderation Rights
                • 9 Years
                11 days, 16 hours ago

                That makes sense, Maupay and Jimenez could do well, tho I'm not against holding Pukki a little longer.

            12. Pukki Blinders
              • 7 Years
              11 days, 16 hours ago

              Guys i am 0.1m short of doing Mahrez to Kdb.

              Any suggestions on this team ?

              Pope
              Trent Soyunci Tomori
              Sterling Mahrez Mount Son McGinn
              Aubamayang Abraham

              Button Lundstram Kelly Deadwood

              1. Tshelby
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                11 days, 16 hours ago

                KdB might drop in price?

                1. Pukki Blinders
                  • 7 Years
                  11 days, 16 hours ago

                  i am hoping he does but i dont think it will happen now. if it does then i will exactly 9.9 to bring him in.

            13. Ason Willa
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              11 days, 16 hours ago

              In the members section you can change the difficulty rating of teams and this brings up an option to rename it. How do I access this later?

            14. Yiod14
              • 3 Years
              11 days, 16 hours ago

              What is the wildcard rules? If I don’t play my wildcard before January do I get to keep it and have 2 in the new year?

              1. Pukki Blinders
                • 7 Years
                11 days, 16 hours ago

                no

              2. Dakes.
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                11 days, 15 hours ago

                Nope - must be played by the new year or you just lose it

            15. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
              • 3 Years
              11 days, 16 hours ago

              Probably a bad time to discuss it - but what are people's thoughts on sub-premium city midfielders?

              Have been holding Kdb and Sterling for a long while (until the injury and currently have Mahrez), but feels odd to be considering just KDB alone.

              1. Dakes.
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                11 days, 16 hours ago

                It does feel odd not gonna lie. I’m on WC and (having sold KDB to find Auba in for a hit this week, woe me), Sterling is currently my only City player (have ditched Otacrap for Dunk, city look too shaky and I feel money better used up the pitch rn).

                However, should a) KDB be declared definitely fit for GW9 and b) Sterling plays significant minutes, id strongly be considering KDB in instead as my sole city player rn, as crazy as it may seem to only go with one for the time being.... tough decision

                KDB over Sterling also allows me to get Vardy alongside Abraham and Auba up top (currently have Maddison as an alternative, playing 352)

              2. Dakes.
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                11 days, 16 hours ago

                Other than those two, I’m not really interested in any unless Bernardo gets a ban, in which case Mahrez would tempt me for sure as a short term punt - although still risky, as evidenced this week!

              3. avfc82
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • Has Moderation Rights
                • 9 Years
                11 days, 16 hours ago

                With cry, AVL, SOU up next I think a double up is still sensible. Before Wolves they put 3 past Everton and 8 past Watford. I currently own Sterling and Silva and will probably hold for a few more weeks, or turn one into De Bruyne if fit.

            16. Dakes.
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              11 days, 16 hours ago

              On WC:
              A) Rico Ayew
              B) Tomori Connolly

              Which? The forward will only play when they have a good fixture if that (other forwards currently are Abraham Auba). The defender would be competing for 2 spots alongside Dunk Lundstram Soyuncu (Trent is the other defender).

              Thanks 🙂 currently have A but bit of a tough choice.

              1. Kadi_J
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                11 days, 16 hours ago

                B

                1. Dakes.
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  11 days, 16 hours ago

                  Interesting - why? way I saw it, neither Chelsea or BOU are gonna keep many CS, but Rico is cheaper (I got at 4.0) and also probably has better attacking threat.

                  And Ayew is probably a better option than Connolly as a 3rd striker?

            17. Silecro
              • 1 Year
              11 days, 16 hours ago

              Im actually looking for a genuine advice here because there is so many options and im surelly gonna pick the wrong one. Please look at current team and advise on what would you do:

              GK: Heaton / 4.0
              DEF: Trent / Ota/ Montoya / Lowton / Lund
              MID: Salah / Sterling / KDB / Cantwell / Dend
              FWD: Wilson / Tammy / Haller

              All have solid fixture, thing is that i have 2Ft which i have to spend (at least one). What would you do here? O.1 itb
              Im looking at something like

              OUT: Salah, Haller
              IN: Maddison, Auba

              WC also intact. Please advise if you have better solution,..and cheers for having patient for long post

              1. Dakes.
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                11 days, 15 hours ago

                Yeah probably doesn’t need WC tbh. I wouldn’t be so quick to ditch your only Liverpool attacker this - they do play spurs and United next 😉

                Main problem areas imo are:
                1) heaton - tough immediate fixtures, but tbh just hope for save points!
                2) Otamendi - I’m ditching (I am on WC tho) for dunk, however since you have Montoya I’d suggest Soyuncu maybe?
                3) haller - still not a bad pick tbf. Over the coming weeks though I’d try to get enough £ to swap him for Vardy maybe?? (2) should help with that, as could maybe salah to mane at some point

                1. Silecro
                  • 1 Year
                  11 days, 15 hours ago

                  Yeah, my head hurts just thinking of ditching liverpool attacker. As far as def, ota > soyoncu is the one on my mind for this week, which should enable salah & haller > mane & vardy come gw10

              2. farmerfat
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                11 days, 15 hours ago

                Why would you want to get rid of Haller now?
                Nice fixtures coming up

                1. Silecro
                  • 1 Year
                  11 days, 15 hours ago

                  Truth be told,cantwell is the only want i really want to get rid , but its in weird price range and i cant stretch to CHO or someone like that even with ota>soy downgrade

            18. Kadi_J
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              11 days, 16 hours ago

              RMWT

              Gazzaniga

              Ota - Soyuncu - Tomori

              Sterling - KDB - Mane - Mount

              Wilson - Vardy - Abraham

              Bench: McGovern, Kelly, Dendonker, Rico

              1. Dakes.
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                11 days, 16 hours ago

                I like it other than a) Otamendi and b) gaz.

                I’m ditching Otamendi on WC, as city look very shaky at the back rn without laporte - can see them getting back to winning again, but with likely score lines of 4-1 or something. And Otamendi isn’t gonna get a tap in goal every week like watford.

                I also don’t see spurs getting many CS, and I just prefer Pope. Although thinking about it now gaz could be a nice differential if spurs get their crap together. I’d also be very nervous w/o a Liverpool defender but that’s just me.

                Similar team, I’ve got Auba in my WC rn tho - any reason you don’t?

                1. Kadi_J
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  11 days, 15 hours ago

                  Thanks for the comments.

                  Otamendi may be shifted to Matip but I fully expect City to bounce back and their fixtures are too good to ignore. Liverpool on the other hand have a tricky run especially when you factor in UCL.

                  I think Gazzaniga over the next 10-15 gameweeks will outscore Pope.

            19. FDMS All Starz
              • 4 Years
              11 days, 15 hours ago

              Thoughts on
              Salah + Pukki + 4.4forward—-> Auba + Vardy + 4.4mid(-4)

              Yay or nay

              1. Dakes.
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                11 days, 15 hours ago

                Very tempting tbh... if salah is fit tho, he does play a bang out of form United and spurs next, and it’s not too long before his fixture swing. I’d wait til later in the IB if possible and see how things shape up

            20. Goat
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              11 days, 15 hours ago

              If you bring in Vardy now and switch to Wilson GW18, you have the most beautiful run of fixtures known to mankind right up until GW28

              1. Christina.
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                11 days, 15 hours ago

                I actually prefer it the other way around:

                NOR/watf/MANU/new/WOL/bri/EVE/WATF/villa/NOR

                1. Goat
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  11 days, 15 hours ago

                  Leicester 2nd in attack on the fixture ticker for next 9, Bournemouth 4th last. Then a huge swing in favour of Wilson

                  1. Christina.
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    11 days, 15 hours ago

                    maybe, personally feel next 5 for Wilson(NOR/watf/MANU/new/WOLV) is better than those of Vardy(BUR/sou/cpal/ARS/bri)

                2. Ajax Hamsterdam
                  • 5 Years
                  11 days, 15 hours ago

                  whats your rank now christina ?

                  1. Christina.
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    11 days, 15 hours ago

                    too high for my liking

              2. Ajax Hamsterdam
                • 5 Years
                11 days, 15 hours ago

                thanks for info 🙂

              3. Out of Position
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                11 days, 15 hours ago

                Interesting and correct observation!

              4. RECKLESS
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                11 days, 15 hours ago

                I guess you underestimate how bad Norwich defence is! AVL scored 5. AVL. Bou is another level

                1. Goat
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  11 days, 15 hours ago

                  I look at fixtures beyond 1 game

              5. Dakes.
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                11 days, 15 hours ago

                I’m really trying to fit Vardy in my WC... got Maddison as an alternative rn

                Pope 4.0
                TAA Soyuncu Dunk Lundstram Rico
                Mane Sterling Mount Maddison Yarmolenko
                Auba Abraham Ayew

                0.2 ITB I think

                1. Goat
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  11 days, 15 hours ago

                  I am getting both in this GW for free (I think)

                  1. Dakes.
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    11 days, 15 hours ago

                    How?

                    Also how’s the WC team? Any changes? 🙂

                    1. Goat
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      11 days, 15 hours ago

                      Son and Pukki out. Maddison and Vardy in. Good, I rolled transfer last week and sat at 109k OR so happy enough. Strong looking team for a few weeks too

                2. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
                  • 3 Years
                  11 days, 15 hours ago

                  Once you get kdb over Sterling and ditch yarmo/Ayew it's close surely?

            21. Witty Pun: Not good at this…
              • 2 Years
              11 days, 15 hours ago

              Alright fellas, I suggest not selling Salah this week because I will be doing so, which indubitably means he will start to rampage again.

              1. RECKLESS
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                11 days, 15 hours ago

                You just wanted to use indubitably as why will anyone take out Salah before 2 of worst performing teams in EPL right now: Manutd Spurs

              2. Dakes.
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                11 days, 15 hours ago

                I’ve gone Mane over him on WC..

            22. farmerfat
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              11 days, 15 hours ago

              A lot of people getting rid of Sterling and City assets.
              I for one will be brining in Sterling for Salah, triple up over the next 3.
              Sterling, KDB and Kun.
              I think there will be more big scores from City to come.
              Sterling/Aguero back to Mane/Salah when fixtures turn again easy enough move.

              1. RECKLESS
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                11 days, 15 hours ago

                Who is this lot? All good players have triple up mcity till gw 13 Liv match

                1. farmerfat
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  11 days, 15 hours ago

                  I have read a lot of comments on here and Twitter with people considering getting rid of Sterling.
                  Just doesn't make sense to me right now!

                2. Dakes.
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  11 days, 15 hours ago

                  Really? I’m on WC.
                  I cba with Otamendi anymore, so ditching him for Dunk/Soyuncu
                  I dropped Kdb to fund Auba rn
                  Currently only have Sterling - and he could become KDB if Kev is definitely fit for GW9

              2. Dakes.
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                11 days, 15 hours ago

                Trouble is, I thought Sterling would deliver massively for me for a number of weeks now - failed as captain largely for the last 4 weeks I think it’s been now

            23. Ajax Hamsterdam
              • 5 Years
              11 days, 15 hours ago

              pukki to

              A wilson
              B abraham

              no chelsea or bournemouth cover

              thanks

            24. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
              • 7 Years
              11 days, 15 hours ago

              So Gazzaniga became a huge must ?

            25. Lev Yashin
              • 6 Years
              11 days, 15 hours ago

              Thoughts on this WC team before I hit that magic button:

              Pope, Button
              TAA, Tomori, Soyu, Lund, Rico
              Mané, KdB, Maddison, Mount, Saka
              Auba, Abraham, Wilson

              Bang on the money too.

              1. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
                • 7 Years
                11 days, 15 hours ago

                gazzaniga, loris is out until 2020
                also prefer vardy over wilson

                1. Lev Yashin
                  • 6 Years
                  11 days, 15 hours ago

                  Even if Lloris was playing, I don't trust TOT defence. I like Vardy but prefer Maddisons outout and potential.