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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. Gunner Boy
    • 4 Years
    13 days, 23 hours ago

    Who is a better option?

    A- Wilson
    B- Vardy

    1. chilli con kone
      • 6 Years
      13 days, 23 hours ago

      B

      1. Gunner Boy
        • 4 Years
        13 days, 23 hours ago

        I am thinking

        Aguero + Pepe + Pukki > Abraham + Wilson + Sterling (-8)

        Smart or stupid?

        1. chilli con kone
          • 6 Years
          13 days, 23 hours ago

          It looks a little expensive to me to do in one go

    2. Dribbles
      13 days, 23 hours ago

      As a former top 500k ranked player i say Wilson.

      1. Tube!!
        • 5 Years
        13 days, 23 hours ago

        And.....?

    3. Disturbed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      13 days, 23 hours ago

      A

  2. Dribbles
    13 days, 23 hours ago

    Mane and Yarmalenko rotate nicely for next 6 gw

    1. chilli con kone
      • 6 Years
      13 days, 23 hours ago

      Why would you ever want to bench mane??

      1. Dribbles
        13 days, 23 hours ago

        So i can play Yarma in his easy games

        1. Christina.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          13 days, 23 hours ago

          just get Salah and play him every week.

      2. DantheManinaPan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        13 days, 23 hours ago

        (it's a joke)

        1. chilli con kone
          • 6 Years
          13 days, 23 hours ago

          Haha I must have arrived late to the party

    2. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      13 days, 23 hours ago

      fms.

    3. Konstaapeli
      • 3 Years
      13 days, 23 hours ago

      Sure do. Nice to have you with us. Great content.

  3. Tube!!
    • 5 Years
    13 days, 23 hours ago

    Playing with WC and quite like this....

    Pope Button
    Soy Tomori Lundstram Rico Kelly
    Sterling KDB Mane Madison Jorginho
    Abraham Wilson Vardy

    1. Tube!!
      • 5 Years
      13 days, 23 hours ago

      Any thoughts!!!!

      1. markloe
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        13 days, 22 hours ago

        that defence is one risk too many

        1. Tube!!
          • 5 Years
          13 days, 22 hours ago

          3 from that 5 will play.....I think!!!

    2. camarozz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      13 days, 22 hours ago

      Front is awesome but not many clean sheets expected??

      Altho iv TAA/Otamendi and I'm not getting many clean sheets either so it could be the way to go n I prob would if I had a WC.

    3. HarryB29
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      13 days, 21 hours ago

      Needs TAA

  4. Lingard’s Shin Guards
    13 days, 23 hours ago

    Triple up of Vardy, Maddison and Soy overkill?

    1. Dribbles
      13 days, 23 hours ago

      Who is Soy Overkill?

  5. dshv
    • 2 Years
    13 days, 23 hours ago

    WC:

    Pope
    Robbo - Rico - Lund - Kelly - Soyboy
    Sterling - Mane - Mount - Maddison - Dendo
    Abraham - Auba - Callum

    Thoughts?

    1. gooner_112233445566
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      13 days, 23 hours ago

      i like, but i would try get taa on wildcard

      1. dshv
        • 2 Years
        13 days, 23 hours ago

        dont have any money..

        1. gooner_112233445566
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          13 days, 23 hours ago

          i think thats a good wilcard either way

          1. dshv
            • 2 Years
            13 days, 23 hours ago

            actually still think for Vardy over Auba but 50/50

    2. aborg
      • 2 Years
      13 days, 23 hours ago

      As soon as I gave a look at your team I was amazed how you can afford such a midfield and attack, but when I looked closer into your defense I realised you had no Liverpool or City defensive cover and those will be coming good again...Alisson back after IB and City will certainly do something about their defense after the Wolves beating they got !

      1. Dakes.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        13 days, 22 hours ago

        He has robbo. Trent dunk over Robbo kelly and that’s my current wc defence

  6. gooner_112233445566
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    13 days, 23 hours ago

    is mahrez a guaranteed starter with b silva potentially being suspended? whats everyones thoughts

    1. Gunner Boy
      • 4 Years
      13 days, 23 hours ago

      No one knows, Pep can use Gabriel Jesus on the wing I think.

    2. avfc82
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 9 Years
      13 days, 23 hours ago

      Probably, it's only been Bernardo and Mahrez used in that position so far this season. Sterling could be moved over, but I think he's needed wide left.

  7. andre_c
    • 1 Year
    13 days, 23 hours ago

    What to do with Man City and Norwich assets in this team? And also Salah?

    Pope, Button
    TAA, Otamendi, Soy, Lund, Rico
    Salah, Mahrez, Yarmo, Mount, Cantwell
    Pukki, Abraham, Aguero

    1FT, 1.4ITB

    Cheers

    1. redsallstars
      13 days, 21 hours ago

      id do wilson for pukki. worth keeping mahrez even if hes a rotation risk, 2 home games week after palace v villa and sou likely he will start at least 1.keep salah against out of sorts man u and spurs. cantwell keep as regular and can come in for the easier games

      1. andre_c
        • 1 Year
        13 days, 20 hours ago

        thanks

  8. jimbo90
    • 4 Years
    13 days, 23 hours ago

    Would you rather:

    A) Digne and Pukki > Tomori and Vardy
    B) Salah and Pukki > Maddison and Aubameyang

    I want a Leicester attacking asset for their upcoming fixtures. Always wary about selling Salah but Aubameyang is very tempting

    1. dshv
      • 2 Years
      13 days, 23 hours ago

      B

    2. avfc82
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 9 Years
      13 days, 23 hours ago

      I prefer A.

    3. Disturbed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      13 days, 23 hours ago

      B

    4. payetisgod
      • 3 Years
      13 days, 22 hours ago

      A for me - I worry with Arsenals lack of creativity behind Auba and with Laca coming back also. Tiernery coming through is of interest though!

      I feel Vardy offers a similar style i.e minimal shots per game but good conversion rate for 2m less and has equally as good fixtures as Auba. I would also argue he has a much better creative force behind him!

  9. Lev Yashin
    • 6 Years
    13 days, 23 hours ago

    Big bottomed.

    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.

    (Thanks to Wiseman for their feedback)

    1. dee_top
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      13 days, 23 hours ago

      Similar to mine on WC.
      Only Ryan over Pope, Pereira over Soy, Dend over Saka

      1. Lev Yashin
        • 6 Years
        13 days, 23 hours ago

        Thanks. Can't find that 1.4m to cover Pereira though.

  10. gooner_112233445566
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    13 days, 23 hours ago

    on wildcard, which city attacking asset...

    a) sterling
    b) kdb
    c) mahrez

    1. dee_top
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      13 days, 23 hours ago

      B

    2. dshv
      • 2 Years
      13 days, 23 hours ago

      1

    3. jimbo90
      • 4 Years
      13 days, 23 hours ago

      B

  11. andre_c
    • 1 Year
    13 days, 23 hours ago

    Aguero and Pukki to Auba and Vardy for a hit??

    1. the dom 1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      13 days, 23 hours ago

      I did this move but wasn’t for a hit

  12. Disturbed
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    13 days, 23 hours ago

    Thoughts on this wc team? Went Kun over sterling. Easy switch to Auba if needed. Also dunk over Tomori.

    Pope
    Taa Söyüncü Rico
    Mane kdb Madisson mount
    Kun Wilson Tammy

    McGovern dunk lund dendo

    1. Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      13 days, 23 hours ago

      Pretty solid, and similar to mine overall below (but I’ve got sterling, auba

      1. Disturbed
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        13 days, 23 hours ago

        Cheers, prefer Kun over sterling after his two week rest.

  13. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
    • 7 Years
    13 days, 23 hours ago

    would you take -16 hit and save wc ?

    1. ChelseaKTBFF
      • 6 Years
      13 days, 23 hours ago

      Depends. I take -8s quite consistently to get onto fixture swings

      1. payetisgod
        • 3 Years
        13 days, 22 hours ago

        Interesting.. I always want to take this maverick approach and always bottle it! What is your OR out of interest you having much luck with it?

        Currently thinking of taking an 8 hit to do the following

        Sterling, 4.4 Striker, James > KDB (injury pending) Tammy and CHO (not a mount owner and cant afford him).

    2. Disturbed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      13 days, 23 hours ago

      No

    3. Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      13 days, 23 hours ago

      No I wouldn’t. I’d have been looking at -16 (more now though tbf) and I wildcarded now

      1. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
        • 7 Years
        13 days, 23 hours ago

        but there is dgw only for liverpool before second half of the season...

        1. Dakes.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          13 days, 23 hours ago

          I’ll pretty much always have 2 Liverpool players (mid/striker and defender) in my team. Easy to get a third

          1. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
            • 7 Years
            13 days, 23 hours ago

            i think i will took 6 dgw players and wc then 🙂

    4. avfc82
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 9 Years
      13 days, 23 hours ago

      What's the -16?!

      1. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
        • 7 Years
        13 days, 23 hours ago

        pope, digne, cantwell and pukki out for gazzaniga, ried (bench), maddison and vardy

        1. avfc82
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 9 Years
          13 days, 23 hours ago

          Doesn't seem worth it for a -16, IMO.

        2. payetisgod
          • 3 Years
          13 days, 22 hours ago

          I think Pukki is the ultimate troll this season - I'd hold.

    5. Lev Yashin
      • 6 Years
      13 days, 23 hours ago

      My dilemma this week.Decided -16 was a bridge too far.

    6. Free Hat
      13 days, 23 hours ago

      Surely no. Thats why there is a WC for...

      1. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
        • 7 Years
        13 days, 23 hours ago

        wc is for DGW's and for bench boosts, not for hits 🙂

        1. potatoace
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          13 days, 23 hours ago

          Doubt there will be a dgw 2019. Are you intending to BB 2019.

          1. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
            • 7 Years
            13 days, 23 hours ago

            its already there for liverppol and palace i think

            1. potatoace
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              13 days, 17 hours ago

              Not likely scheduled for 2019 .
              2020 more likely

        2. Free Hat
          13 days, 23 hours ago

          Yes. Thats why you have a 2nd WC...

          Minus 16 points + the points the players you are selling will possibly get... Thats a huge gap you need the cover.
          1st WC can gain you points, with this you can only lose points.

    7. Danno - Emre Canada
      • 4 Years
      13 days, 23 hours ago

      That is way into WC territory, 9 different players out of 15, surely you will keep a few of your players.....

      1. Danno - Emre Canada
        • 4 Years
        13 days, 23 hours ago

        Sorry ignore my comment on 9 players but yep a minus 16 is still WC territory for me

    8. OLLY G
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      13 days, 23 hours ago

      Not for me

  14. ChelseaKTBFF
    • 6 Years
    13 days, 23 hours ago

    Pukki and Salah to Auba and Mahrez? (Already have Vardy, in case of Maddison suggestions, and Sterling; i.e there is a double up on the Mancity midfield)

    1. chilli con kone
      • 6 Years
      13 days, 22 hours ago

      Not for me.

      Mahrez possibly won’t start after IB due to playing in Algeria on the Tuesday

  15. Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    13 days, 23 hours ago

    Any changes to this WC rn? Considering Sterling v KDB (which would allow Vardy in), but on Raz for the timebeing.
    1) Connolly v Ayew third striker ( be 352 most weeks if team stays as is)

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

    0.2 ITB with Ayew.

    1. payetisgod
      • 3 Years
      13 days, 22 hours ago

      Id drop Sterling, but that's coming from an owner of him that is sick of him!

      Sterling to KDB - Could then do Ayew to Jiminez for their lovely fixture swing and a nice differntial.

  16. TAT
    • 1 Year
    13 days, 23 hours ago

    Pope or Ryan on WC? Currently have Pope in my draft (replacing Heaton), but also tempted by Ryan.

    1. dee_top
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      13 days, 23 hours ago

      Ryan!

      1. TAT
        • 1 Year
        13 days, 23 hours ago

        Any reason as to why you feel Ryan to be the best pick? I'm likely to bring in a defensive asset from either team depending on who I pick as a GK.

        1. dee_top
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          13 days, 23 hours ago

          Cause I already have Ryan, and don’t want to transfer him out. Brighton has a good defensive stats too

          1. TAT
            • 1 Year
            13 days, 23 hours ago

            Do you know how those stats compare to Burnley's?

    2. Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      13 days, 23 hours ago

      I’ve gone Pope (well, keeping him) and Dunk in for Otamendi. “Covers” both defenses

      1. TAT
        • 1 Year
        13 days, 23 hours ago

        I'm definitely looking at covering both defences; if Pope I'll get Dunk (potentially for Otamendi), if Ryan, then Lowton or someone else.

    3. dshv
      • 2 Years
      13 days, 23 hours ago

      i am the same take pope over Heaton..

      1. TAT
        • 1 Year
        13 days, 22 hours ago

        Heaton is definitely out of my team! One of the worst decisions so far this season was taking a punt on him rather than Pope/Ryan…

  17. Gazwaz80
    13 days, 23 hours ago

    Has anybody got Frazer over next 2 game weeks? Cheers.

    1. Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      13 days, 23 hours ago

      Not nailed under Howe anymore it seems. Probably due to contract disputes

      1. Gazwaz80
        13 days, 21 hours ago

        Cheers

  18. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
    • 3 Years
    13 days, 23 hours ago

    I've seen almost no wildcards with Kun. What's the thinking?

    1. Disturbed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      13 days, 23 hours ago

      Got him in mine

    2. Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      13 days, 23 hours ago

      Meh. Threat of rotation, something like that. I just can’t seem to warm to him as much as I am trying to still to Sterling (or Kev)

    3. Free Hat
      13 days, 23 hours ago

      People who only look at the points made last gameweek.

    4. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • 3 Years
      13 days, 23 hours ago

      Rotation risk. Expensive. Gets hooked early the games he does start.

      1. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
        • 3 Years
        13 days, 23 hours ago

        You sticking with just one city player then Rafa? A pair of lovely home games coming up - I suppose Kev can be captained

        1. RAFA THE GAFFA
          • 3 Years
          13 days, 23 hours ago

          Yes. Team below, same as I showed you yesterday. Plenty of big hitters to downgrade if I need Kun or Sterling in a few weeks

  19. Lev Yashin
    • 6 Years
    13 days, 23 hours ago

    Save the WC?

    I could take a -8 and put this lot out:

    Son, Pukki, Barnes -> Mount, Vardy, King

    Ryan
    TAA, Diop, Aurier
    Salah, Sterling, Mount, Yarm
    Abraham, Vardy, King

    Button, Mings, Lund, Cantell

    1. dee_top
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      13 days, 23 hours ago

      Yes

      1. Lev Yashin
        • 6 Years
        13 days, 23 hours ago

        Cheers

  20. Double Treble
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    13 days, 23 hours ago

    Whats your pick in order?

    1. Pereira, Maddy, Vardy

    2. Tammy, Mount, Alonso ? / Hodson Odoi? Some will go with Tomori.

  21. Free Hat
    13 days, 23 hours ago

    Seeing Pukkis ownership still above 40% makes me feel less reluctant to sell him.

    On the other hand, norwich form is pretty bad...

    1. Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      13 days, 23 hours ago

      I ditched for Tammy on WC as soon as GW over

    2. B.D.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      13 days, 20 hours ago

      Bou next though...

  22. OLLY G
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    13 days, 23 hours ago

    Is this madness?

    Pukki, Maddison, Otamendi OUT

    Vardy, Hudson-Odoi, Rico IN

    -4

    1. Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      13 days, 23 hours ago

      Yeah I wouldn’t do that tbh. Find another way to get Vardy if possible. Wouldn’t be ditching Madds rn (he’s in my current wc draft!)

      I would be ditching Otamendi though tbh. And I also did pukki to tammy

  23. Internal Error
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    13 days, 23 hours ago

    It sounds like there's a full on investigation at city to get to the bottom of their recent form. Rodri's positioning and David Silva's endurance are being questioned/looked at by City coaching staff according to the Daily Mail

    1. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      13 days, 23 hours ago

      Rodri was poor vs Wolves

      1. Internal Error
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        13 days, 23 hours ago

        I didnt see his game but apparently he is pressing off the ball when he should maintain his position and that's leaving gaps for teams to expose

        1. Christina.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          13 days, 23 hours ago

          He often lost the ball in advanced positions, then had trouble to cope with the speed Wolves counter attacked, especially Traore.

          Laporte and KdB are 2 massive losses for them.

  24. Macam Dave
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    13 days, 23 hours ago

    Hi pick one pls
    1) vardy el gazi and tomori
    2) Wilson Madison Kelly

    If I did this it would give me WC team of:

    Pope McGovern
    Rico Lund soy lowton Kelly (I'd pick 3)
    Mane kdb sterling Madison (4.3)
    Auba Wilson Tammy

    ?

    1. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • 3 Years
      13 days, 23 hours ago

      Looks like you’ve already picked 2 🙂

      1. Macam Dave
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        13 days, 22 hours ago

        Do u think it's ok re trade at back to get front 7?

        1. RAFA THE GAFFA
          • 3 Years
          13 days, 22 hours ago

          Looks too weak to me. You need a Pool and Leicester player imo

          1. Macam Dave
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            13 days, 22 hours ago

            I've got two leic players soy in defence and Madison? Pool...yeah I had double up and dropping as fed up of them. Thanks tho mate

  25. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • 3 Years
    13 days, 23 hours ago

    Fairly happy with my WC. Just need Kev to drop to afford it 🙂 Look Solid?

    Pope • Button
    TAA • Söyüncü • Tomori • Lunds • Yedlin
    KDB • Mount • Mané • Maddison • Longstaff
    Aubameyang • Vardy • Tammy

    1. andre_c
      • 1 Year
      13 days, 23 hours ago

      looks perfect to me

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • 3 Years
        13 days, 22 hours ago

        Thank you Kind Sir 🙂

    2. Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      13 days, 23 hours ago

      Excellent team - mine will look much the same if I go KDB (IF fit) over Sterling as my only city player.

      What makes you confident in that? Convince me mate 🙂

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • 3 Years
        13 days, 22 hours ago

        Kev is a certainty, just need to decide on Sterling/Mané. Problem I now have with Sterling is I don’t trust him with the armband. Other option is to keep Sterling and drop Mané. Then get on Mané in a few weeks.

        1. Dakes.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          13 days, 22 hours ago

          Fair. I quite like “spreading the risk” myself, hence why I have Mane.

          I just know Sterling will haul when I finally ditch his daft, dinosaur-running arse

    3. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
      • 3 Years
      13 days, 22 hours ago

      It's a beaut. I'm a bit iffy about Tomori myself, but that's hardly a big deal and the other options like Dunk aren't much better. Tempted by Boly in that slot - but I have a few pennies more I think. Might be worth getting McGovern as sub gk just because he's at least had some gametime.

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • 3 Years
        13 days, 22 hours ago

        Nice shout on McGovern mate. Also looked at Dunk (as I would be bang on the money without the Kev drop). Alternatively I do Dendoncker over Longstaff, Rico over Yedlin and then I can afford Boly who is another good shout. Thanks mate

        1. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
          • 3 Years
          13 days, 22 hours ago

          He's a bap monster with decent fixtures

    4. HarryB29
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      13 days, 21 hours ago

      How can you afford TAA, KDB, Mane, Aubameyang and Vardy and still have all the rest, thats over 103 mil at least

  26. The Train Driver
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    13 days, 23 hours ago

    Good ebening. On my wc, what about getting Son for one game then switching to KDB?

    1. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • 3 Years
      13 days, 23 hours ago

      Don’t do it

    2. Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      13 days, 23 hours ago

      If it sounds like he’ll play after IB, yeah

    3. OLLY G
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      13 days, 22 hours ago

      Seems a bit short sighted imo. These one game moves often fail and all you are doing is locking up a transfer you could possibly just bank.

    4. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
      • 3 Years
      13 days, 22 hours ago

      If Kev is fit - just go to him straight off.

  27. Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    13 days, 23 hours ago

    Wildcarding, current draft above (somewhere)
    A) Vardy Cantwell Dendoncker - have to play 3 of Cant/Dend/Rico/Lund/Soy/Dunk every week

    B) Maddison Yarmolenko Ayew/Connolly

  28. andre_c
    • 1 Year
    13 days, 23 hours ago

    Which one?

    A) Pukki to Wilson for free
    B) Pukki and Salah to Vardy and Mane for a hit (can just afford)

    1. Free Hat
      13 days, 22 hours ago

      Im thinking A myself

    2. Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      13 days, 22 hours ago

      A for now

  29. KGFC
    • 3 Years
    13 days, 23 hours ago

    Early thoughts on GW9 team? Have 1 FT and 0.0 ITB.

    Pope
    TAA Rico Lunds
    Mane Son KDB Mount
    Auba Tammy Jimmy

    Bench: Ota Saka Ward

    1. SMEE_HEEE
      • 1 Year
      13 days, 22 hours ago

      Looks good

      Not sure about Rico but maybe he will grab another assist

    2. Free Hat
      13 days, 22 hours ago

      Would you play Lunds over Ota?

      1. KGFC
        • 3 Years
        13 days, 22 hours ago

        Lunds is def playing at home against a suspect Arsenal defence. I'm in 2 minds over Ota vs Rico.

  30. SMEE_HEEE
    • 1 Year
    13 days, 22 hours ago

    GTG?

    Pope ~ Button
    TAA ~ Soyboy ~ Lund ~ Mings ~ Aurier
    Kevin ~ Salah ~ Mount ~ Gendo ~ Cantwell
    Kun ~ Tammy A ~ Haller

    1.4 itb, 0Ft

    1. KGFC
      • 3 Years
      13 days, 22 hours ago

      Looks good, who are you benching?

      1. SMEE_HEEE
        • 1 Year
        13 days, 22 hours ago

        Thanks

        Lund, Mings, Cantwell