Scout Notes

McGinn hits hat-trick on a busy Sunday for FPL assets

Our international round-ups continue with a look back at Sunday’s fixtures.

We document the minutes played, injuries picked up and goals scored by any Fantasy Premier League assets on show for their national teams.

Subscribers can view data on some of the matches listed below in our Members’ Area, with details available here.

Scotland 6-0 San Marino

  • Andrew Robertson (£6.9m) – 90 minutes
  • Scott McTominay (£5.0m) – 90 minutes
  • John McGinn (£5.8m) – 70 minutes
  • Stuart Armstrong (£5.3m) – 20 minutes
  • John Fleck (£4.8m) – 0 minutes
  • Ryan Fraser (£7.1m) – 0 minutes

John McGinn (£5.8m) demonstrated his goal threat with a first-half hat-trick in Scotland’s dead rubber of a Euro 2020 qualification tie.

Unable to qualify for next summer’s tournament by the conventional route, Scotland’s hopes of progression now rest on the play-offs next March.

McGinn’s hat-trick was the first of his career and, although it was scored against the worst national team in the world, his owners would have pleased to see him brimming with confidence in front of goal ahead of Gameweek 9.

The Villa midfielder’s first strike was similar to the goal he scored against Arsenal, ghosting in to flick Ryan Christie’s cross goalward from close range.

McGinn then bundled in after Scott McTominay (£5.0m)’s shot had been kindly palmed out to him and then completed his treble when firing in Stuart Findlay’s knock-down from a corner.

The budget FPL asset’s owners would have been further delighted to see him rested on 70 minutes, with Stuart Armstrong (£5.3m) replacing him and curling in his side’s sixth goal from a direct free-kick.

Andrew Robertson (£6.9m) was handed his second successive 90-minute run-out but had precious little defending to do, with the visitors enjoying only 25% of possession.

Ryan Fraser (£7.1m) was an unused substitute, while John Fleck (£4.8m) missed out altogether – the Sheffield Star reporting that he was not fit enough even for bench duty, although this has yet to be ratified.

Robert Snodgrass (£5.3m) had earlier pulled out of the Scotland squad with what has been described as a minor calf injury and has returned to West Ham.

Wales 1-1 Croatia

  • Wayne Hennessey (£4.4m) – 90 minutes
  • Ben Davies (£5.4m) – 90 minutes
  • Daniel James (£6.1m) – 90 minutes
  • Harry Wilson (£6.1m) – 22 minutes
  • Neil Taylor (£4.5m) – 0 minutes
  • Danny Ward (£4.4m) – 0 minutes
  • Dejan Lovren (£5.3m) – 90 minutes
  • Mateo Kovacic (£5.4m) – 45 minutes
  • Lovre Kalinic (£4.4m) – 0 minutes

Daniel James (£6.1m) brushed off talk of a head injury after featuring for Wales in their Euro 2020 qualification draw with Croatia.

James was involved in a collision with Domagoj Vida in the first half and looked groggy at first, although recovered to last the full game and afterwards said:

I’m fine. I think he just caught me in the head but I didn’t get knocked out fortunately.

National team coach Ryan Giggs added:

The physio came over but there was no problem. We did all the tests at half-time and he was fine. He stayed down and was a bit streetwise. He told the doctors: ‘I’m not moving, I’m just sitting still.’ Not to get anyone sent off, he was just using his nous.

James was otherwise fairly quiet in a game of few clear-cut chances, registering just one shot and one key pass in a 90-minute showing.

Ben Davies (£5.4m) caught the eye, though, producing a superb block to deny Ivan Perisic and then assisting Wales’ equaliser with an excellent intervention and pass to set up Gareth Bale.

Chelsea’s Mateo Kovacic (£5.4m) was injured in that tackle from Davies and was withdrawn at half-time after limping from the field but we’ve had no official word as yet as to the severity of the injury.

Wayne Hennessey (£4.4m) and Dejan Lovren (£5.3m) both lasted 90 minutes for the second time in four days, while Harry Wilson (£6.1m), as he was against Slovakia on Thursday, was again brought on by Giggs midway through the second half.

Neil Taylor (£4.5m), Danny Ward (£4.4m) and Lovre Kalinic (£4.4m) were all unused subs and haven’t played any football over the international break.

View player and team stats from Wales v Croatia in our Members’ Area.

Brazil 1-1 Nigeria

  • Ederson (£6.1m) – 90 minutes
  • Gabriel Jesus (£9.5m) – 88 minutes
  • Roberto Firmino (£9.6m) – 62 minutes
  • Richarlison (£7.9m) – 45 minutes
  • Fabinho (£5.5m) – 10 minutes
  • Wilfred Ndidi (£5.0m) – 90 minutes
  • Alex Iwobi (£5.8m) – 84 minutes

Brazil head coach Tite has been relatively kind to Jurgen Klopp over the international break, with both Roberto Firmino (£9.6m) and Fabinho (£5.5m) having their minutes managed.

This second of two friendlies in Singapore saw Firmino withdrawn on the hour-mark, just as he had been in the match against Senegal last Thursday.

Fabinho only made it onto the field in the final ten minutes, having been an unused substitute in Brazil’s first October friendly.

Firmino missed two presentable opportunities from his customary centre-forward role, while Gabriel Jesus (£9.5m) and substitute Richarlison (£7.9m) also had big chances for Selecao: Jesus being denied by an excellent save and Richarlison firing wide from close range.

The fact that Jesus has lasted almost 180 minutes for Brazil over the last week will be of encouragement to owners of a rested Sergio Aguero (£12.2m), who wasn’t involved with Argentina over the international break.

Jesus again lined up on the right wing, with Richarlison thrown on at half-time on the opposite flank.

Ederson (£6.1m) was again between the posts for his country.

This was Nigeria’s one and only match of the October international break and Wilfred Ndidi (£5.0m) and Alex Iwobi (£5.8m) were both handed starts, with Ndidi lasting the duration and Iwobi substituted with six minutes to go.

Iwobi was again deployed as a number ten for his nation although failed to touch the ball once in the opposition box as Brazil dominated possession and chances.

View player and team stats from Brazil v Nigeria in our Members’ Area.

Ecuador 1-6 Argentina

  • Juan Foyth (£4.9m) – 77 minutes
  • Roberto Pereyra (£5.7m) – 0 minutes
  • Marcos Rojo (£4.8m) – 0 minutes
  • Nicolas Otamendi (£5.6m) – 0 minutes
  • Erik Lamela (£6.1m) – 0 minutes
  • Emi Martinez (£4.4m) – 0 minutes

Nicolas Otamendi (£5.6m) and Erik Lamela (£6.1m) weren’t involved in Argentina’s 6-1 win over Ecuador.

The pair did fly with their national team to Alicante for this latest international friendly but weren’t part of the matchday squad and there is no suggestion of any injury for the pair.

Otamendi was allowed to miss Argentina’s second match during the September international break, too, and his Fantasy owners will be pleased to see him handed a breather after the number of minutes he has clocked up for Manchester City over the last month.

Juan Foyth (£4.9m) was indeed the only Premier League-based played to be involved in Spain, playing 77 minutes at right-back after starting his second match in five days.

Roberto Pereyra (£5.7m), Marcos Rojo (£4.8m) and Emi Martinez (£4.4m) were all unused substitutes.

View player and team stats from Ecuador v Argentina in our Members’ Area.

Kazakhstan 0-2 Belgium

  • Toby Alderweireld (£5.5m) – 90 minutes
  • Jan Vertonghen (£5.3m) – 90 minutes
  • Dennis Praet (£5.3m) – 90 minutes
  • Michy Batshuayi (£6.6m) – 78 minutes
  • Christian Benteke (£5.7m) – 12 minutes
  • Divock Origi (£5.3m) – 0 minutes

As was the case against San Marino last Thursday, Toby Alderweireld (£5.5m) and Jan Vertonghen (£5.3m) had a comfortable 90 minutes as already-qualified Belgium kept up their 100% record in Euro 2020 qualifying.

The Spurs pair recorded a second successive clean sheet, with an early skied chance for the hosts’ Maxim Fedin about as good an opportunity as the hosts could muster.

Dennis Praet (£5.3m) was handed his first start for the national side and assisted his country’s opening goal, teeing up Michy Batshuayi (£6.6m) with a superb cross along the six-yard line.

The Chelsea striker had a good chance to score his second goal when unable to stretch far enough to reach Dries Mertens’ cross, eventually being replaced by Christian Benteke (£5.7m) for the final 12 minutes.

Praet completed the game but Divock Origi (£5.3m) failed to make it onto the field for the second match in a row and returns to Liverpool without having kicked a ball over the international break.

Leander Dendoncker (£4.4m) and Youri Tielemans (£6.4m) had both been released by Roberto Martinez ahead of this game, with the Wolves midfielder suffering from a stomach illness and Tielemans attending the birth of his child.

View player and team stats from Kazakhstan v Belgium in our Members’ Area.

Belarus 1-2 The Netherlands

  • Virgil van Dijk (£6.5m) – 90 minutes
  • Georginio Wijnaldum (£5.4m) – 90 minutes
  • Nathan Ake (£4.9m) – 0 minutes
  • Patrick van Aanholt (£5.6m) – 0 minutes

Georginio Wijnaldum (£5.4m) showcased his attacking attributes once again for the Netherlands, grabbing both goals in a 2-1 Euro 2020 qualifying win over Belarus.

Used in a more disciplined central midfield role for Liverpool, Wijnaldum has as many goals for the Reds in three and a bit seasons as he scored for Newcastle in 2015/16 alone.

His brace on Sunday were his 14th and 15th goals for his country, with his opener a header from close range and his second strike a superb arrowed effort from distance.

Virgil van Dijk (£6.5m) had a busier evening at the back than he did against Northern Ireland and was caught between two Belarus players for the hosts’ goal on 53 minutes, with Stanislav Dragun ghosting behind him to halve the arrears.

Van Dijk and Wijnaldum have played 180 minutes for the Netherlands over the international break but now have a full week to recover before Liverpool take on Manchester United in Gameweek 9.

Nathan Ake (£4.9m) and Patrick van Aanholt (£5.6m), by contrast, failed to make it onto the field in either of the Netherlands’ two Euro 2020 qualifiers.

Estonia 0-3 Germany

  • Ilkay Gundogan (£5.2m) – 90 minutes
  • Bernd Leno (£5.0m) – 0 minutes

Not a particularly prolific goalscorer at Manchester City, Ilkay Gundogan (£5.2m) scored a brace as Germany moved closer to Euro 2020 qualification with a 3-0 win in Estonia.

The City midfielder had been an unused substitute in the 2-2 draw with Argentina last Wednesday, having come into the international break nursing a muscle injury.

Gundogan played the full 90 minutes in Tallinn, however, and opened the scoring with two deflected efforts from the edge of the box early in the second half.

The budget FPL midfielder also supplied a raking long pass to assist Timo Werner for Germany’s third goal.

Gundogan had started four City matches in a row going into the international break.

Bernd Leno (£5.0m) was an unused substitute for the second successive match for the visitors.

View player and team stats from Estonia v Germany in our Members’ Area.

Ivory Coast 3-1 DR Congo

  • Serge Aurier (£4.9m) – 90 minutes
  • Nicolas Pepe (£9.3m) – 90 minutes
  • Wilfried Zaha (£6.7m) – 90 minutes
  • Arthur Masuaku (£4.5m) – 90 minutes

Nicolas Pepe (£9.3m) and Wilfried Zaha (£6.7m) were both on the scoresheet as Ivory Coast’s one and only match of the international break resulted in a 3-1 win over DR Congo.

Zaha assisted his country’s second goal, producing some fine trickery on the byline and teeing up Pepe to backheel in from close range.

Moments after the Arsenal winger had been substituted in second-half stoppage time, Zaha rounded off the scoring when jinking his way into the DR Congo box and firing a near-post effort through opposition goalkeeper Parfait Mandanda.

Serge Aurier (£4.9m) and Arthur Masuaku (£4.5m) both lasted 90 minutes, meanwhile.

Poland 2-0 North Macedonia

  • Jan Bednarek (£4.5m) – 90 minutes

Southampton’s Jan Bednarek (£4.5m) completed his second successive 90 minutes and kept another clean sheet as Poland qualified for Euro 2020 with a win over North Macedonia.

View player and team stats from Poland v North Macedonia in our Members’ Area.

Slovakia 1-1 Paraguay

  • Martin Dubravka (£5.0m) – 0 minutes
  • Miguel Almiron (£5.8m) – 0 minutes
  • Fabian Balbuena (£4.3m) – 0 minutes

There was to be no Newcastle United reunion in Bratislava, with Miguel Almiron (£5.8m) suspended for Paraguay’s international friendly with Slovakia.

Almiron had been dismissed for two bookable offences in the defeat to Serbia last Thursday.

Martin Dubravka (£5.0m) wasn’t involved for the hosts, with Slovakia coach Pavel Hapal making wholesale changes from the side that drew with Wales last week.

Fabian Balbuena (£4.3m) failed to get off the bench for the visitors.

Kenya 0-1 Mozambique

  • Victor Wanyama (£4.9m) – 90 minutes

Spurs’ Victor Wanyama (£4.9m) lasted the full game as Kenya fell to a 1-0 defeat in an international friendly on Sunday.

This was Wanyama’s only action of the international break.

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1,011 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Zlatanzo
      29 days, 7 hours ago

      Bench one of:

      Rico (NOR)
      Tomori (NEW)
      Soy (BUR)

      1. EMBOLOFAN
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        29 days, 7 hours ago

        riccy

      2. FPL Panda
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        29 days, 6 hours ago

        Who'd you bench of you're playing two of the above PLUS Ricardo Peirera?

        1. Zlatanzo
            29 days, 6 hours ago

            probably Tomori

        2. Cruyff's Eleven
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          29 days, 6 hours ago

          C,

          Rico takes corners doesn't he?

          1. Zlatanzo
              29 days, 6 hours ago

              Yep that's why I wanna start him

        3. davies
          • 5 Years
          29 days, 6 hours ago

          Anyone else eyeing up Lacazette?

          1. Drop the Dendoncker
            • 6 Years
            29 days, 6 hours ago

            No

          2. F4L
            • 4 Years
            29 days, 6 hours ago

            struggled for consistent minutes last year, and now has competition in Martinelli/Saka/Pepe for a spot.

            Don't think you can justify picking Laca over Vardy/Wilson at this moment in time.

        4. arndff_
          • 7 Years
          29 days, 6 hours ago

          Will Lunny rise in 12 minutes!

          1. arndff_
            • 7 Years
            29 days, 6 hours ago

            ?*

            1. WOLVERiNES
              • 7 Years
              29 days, 6 hours ago

              Probably not

              1. arndff_
                • 7 Years
                29 days, 6 hours ago

                Think the same...

          2. rainy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 4 Years
            29 days, 6 hours ago

            Nay 🙂

        5. De Gea is GOAT
          • 2 Years
          29 days, 6 hours ago

          Asked before but i want more opinions please guys.

          Sterling, Greenwood to Mount and Wilson for -4. Yay or nay?

          Pope
          Diop TAA Ota Lunds
          Sterling KDB Mane Saka
          Auba Tammy

          1. TorresMagic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 10 Years
            29 days, 5 hours ago

            If you don't trust Sterling, sure.

            1. De Gea is GOAT
              • 2 Years
              29 days, 3 hours ago

              you wouldn't TM?

        6. rainy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 4 Years
          29 days, 6 hours ago

          Price Changes - 15th October 2019

          🔻  Lamela (6.0)

          1. arndff_
            • 7 Years
            29 days, 6 hours ago

            As expected! 😀

            -75.2 @ FPL_Stats and
            -57.8 @ FFF_Fix

            The 13th most transferred out midfielder (round): 25993 managers sold him.

            1. arndff_
              • 7 Years
              29 days, 6 hours ago

              * FF_Fix

          2. TorresMagic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 10 Years
            29 days, 5 hours ago

            Cheers Rainy!

          3. waldo666
            • 9 Years
            29 days, 3 hours ago

            Cheers, Rainy!

        7. Aftermath
          • 4 Years
          29 days, 6 hours ago

          What's the status on Jota? Still injured or any chance of him playing?

          Could he be a good differential over the next ft

        8. Tube!!
          • 5 Years
          29 days, 5 hours ago

          Can I keep the WC for another GW??

          Pope Button
          Vvd Otamendi Lundstram Mings Rico
          Salah Mount Kdb McGinn Cantwell
          Aguero Wilson Tammy

          1. TorresMagic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 10 Years
            29 days, 5 hours ago

            yes

            1. Tube!!
              • 5 Years
              29 days, 5 hours ago

              Cheers TM.

          2. The Man Pastore
            • 5 Years
            29 days, 5 hours ago

            Sure, looking good here

        9. The Man Pastore
          • 5 Years
          29 days, 5 hours ago

          G2G for this week?

          Pope
          TAA Otamendi Lowton
          Sterling KDB Maddison Mount
          Auba Wilson(c) Abraham(vc)

          Button Cantwell Lund Kelly

          1. TorresMagic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 10 Years
            29 days, 5 hours ago

            As long as Otamendi starts, yes.

            1. Arctic monkeys
              • 6 Years
              29 days, 5 hours ago

              Why wouldn't he ?

              1. TorresMagic™
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • Has Moderation Rights
                • 10 Years
                29 days, 5 hours ago

                Stones back and they are terrible together.

            2. The Man Pastore
              • 5 Years
              29 days, 5 hours ago

              Is he a doubt?

            3. Zlatanzo
                29 days, 5 hours ago

                why wouldn’t he? Surely stones and Fernandinho partnership is unlikely

          2. marzo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            29 days, 5 hours ago

            Weighing up some options here. Fancying Wilson in I think.
            1. VVD + Smith -> Pereira + Soyuncu/ Tomori (0.1m). All out defence.
            2. VVD + Pukki-> Holding (or 4.5m) + Vardy. Taking a chance on Vardy.
            3. VVD + Pukki-> 5.6m or less def (Soyuncu) + Wilson. Leaves 0.9m ITB.
            4. Ota + Pukki-> 4.6m def + Wilson. Take a chance on Wilson.

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

          3. Zlatanzo
              29 days, 5 hours ago

              Got Wilson in from the start of the season as a 2 GW punt, regretted it and now I’m doing the exact same thing... why???

              1. sunzip14
                • 2 Years
                29 days, 5 hours ago

                Sold Wilson>Rashford in gw3 and regretting it. I think he is a good 3rd striker in a 3-4-3 to keep until at least GW15.

                1. Zlatanzo
                    29 days, 4 hours ago

                    Yeah I am eyeing Jimi though, is more fixture proof than Wilson imo. Wilson's fixtures aren't that great either

                    1. Recklesss
                      • 5 Years
                      29 days, 4 hours ago

                      Wilson's next 4 are pretty tasty

                2. abaalan
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  29 days, 5 hours ago

                  Why the regret. Consistent 5 point scores!

                  Could be a good shout for next few gws

                  1. Zlatanzo
                      29 days, 4 hours ago

                      double BOU was more of the regret, wasting transfers to offload them was annoying

                3. sunzip14
                  • 2 Years
                  29 days, 5 hours ago

                  GTG? 0FT, 0.3 itb. Start Rico, Diop or Montoya?

                  Heaton*
                  Soyuncu, Tomori, Rico
                  KDB*, Sterling, Mount, Son,
                  Vardy, (K)ane, Abraham

                  Button, Saka, Montoya, Diop

                  1. ^Freedom Fighter^
                    • 7 Years
                    29 days, 5 hours ago

                    G2G

                4. cravencottage
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  29 days, 5 hours ago

                  Which?
                  A) Auba and Vardy
                  B) Kun and Wilson

                  1. Balls of Steel
                    • 4 Years
                    29 days, 2 hours ago

                    A more nailed

                5. ^Freedom Fighter^
                  • 7 Years
                  29 days, 5 hours ago

                  Henderson
                  Rico Dunk Guilbert-- Lowton Kelly
                  Sterling Mahrez Mount Madison
                  Kun Vardy Auba
                  #######
                  Cantwell 0.00 itb
                  Captain?
                  Thx

                    1. ^Freedom Fighter^
                      • 7 Years
                      29 days, 4 hours ago

                      Thanks much how come I never seen this before and I'm playing fantasy for almost 10 years ! Thanks m8 cheers good luck

                6. rohaansunil
                    29 days, 4 hours ago

                    Thoughts? 1ft
                    Pope
                    Taa tomori digne
                    Salah dilva mount cantwell
                    Aguero Abraham vardy

                    Button dendo Kelly lund
                    ......
                    Thanks

                    1. Recklesss
                      • 5 Years
                      29 days, 4 hours ago

                      Hold or Digne out

                  • Sicaholic
                    • 7 Years
                    29 days, 4 hours ago

                    A) Robbo Madd Auba
                    B) Pereira Salah Jimenez
                    C) Tomori Salah Vardy

                    Currently have robbo salah pukki and have 2 FTs. Which combination would you rather have? Thanks

                    1. waldo666
                      • 9 Years
                      29 days, 3 hours ago

                      C

                  • zhiren
                    • 5 Years
                    29 days, 4 hours ago

                    Have 2 FT and thinking about bring in Mane and Vardy. Should I do this for -4?

                    Salah + Digne + Pukki -> Mane + Tomori + Vardy

                    1. waldo666
                      • 9 Years
                      29 days, 3 hours ago

                      Nope. Assume you can't just do Digne and Pukki to Tomori and Vardy for free?

                      1. zhiren
                        • 5 Years
                        29 days, 2 hours ago

                        Yes, I cannot do Digne and Pukki to Tomori and Vardy for free. Not sure if I should pull the trigger to bring Mane in for Salah.

                  • Recklesss
                    • 5 Years
                    29 days, 4 hours ago

                    Should I bring Kdb in for Yarmo this week for a -4?

                    Adrian
                    Rico, Ota, Soy
                    Sterling, Salah, McGinn, Yarmo*
                    Tammy, Vardy, Wilson

                    Bench Lunds, Lowton, Cantwell

                    1. waldo666
                      • 9 Years
                      29 days, 3 hours ago

                      Not if you can still do it next week for free.

                  • RIDZ
                    • 3 Years
                    29 days, 4 hours ago

                    Pukki, Abraham, Haller and have 2 FT. Should I downgrade or upgrade Pukki?

                    1. waldo666
                      • 9 Years
                      29 days, 3 hours ago

                      Really depends on the rest of your team.

                  • De Gea is GOAT
                    • 2 Years
                    29 days, 3 hours ago

                    Points predictions for Mount and Wilson this weekend guys?

                    1. My heart goes Salalalalah
                      • 2 Years
                      29 days, 3 hours ago

                      8/12

                    2. Disturbed
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      29 days, 3 hours ago

                      6/13

                    3. waldo666
                      • 9 Years
                      29 days, 3 hours ago

                      15/2

                      1. De Gea is GOAT
                        • 2 Years
                        29 days, 54 mins ago

                        Thanks all. Appreciate the input 🙂

                  • My heart goes Salalalalah
                    • 2 Years
                    29 days, 3 hours ago

                    I already made ft. Now have a bit of a dilemma. I have Kane, but I don't think I want to captain him over Tammy.

                    A) Keep Kane and captain him
                    B) Keep and captain Tammy
                    C) Kane to Wilson for -4

                    1. waldo666
                      • 9 Years
                      29 days, 3 hours ago

                      If you have him you may as well captain him, definitely wouldn't remove for a hit this week, so A.

                      1. My heart goes Salalalalah
                        • 2 Years
                        29 days, 3 hours ago

                        Yes this is where I am atm. Thanks

                    2. TorresMagic™
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • Has Moderation Rights
                      • 10 Years
                      29 days, 3 hours ago

                      B or C.

                      1. My heart goes Salalalalah
                        • 2 Years
                        29 days, 3 hours ago

                        Just had a look at your link to the scoutcast in a previous comment. Think I will chance it and give him the armband. But thanks for making me doubt it even more...

                        1. TorresMagic™
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • Has Moderation Rights
                          • 10 Years
                          29 days, 3 hours ago

                          Was just going off your thoughts.

                  • Longiss
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    29 days, 3 hours ago

                    Do you think Emerson will automatically bench Alonso?

                  • Christina.
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    29 days, 3 hours ago

                    So all the Kun injury news was all BS.

                    😎

                  • Disturbed
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    29 days, 3 hours ago

                    Kane or Kun on wc? Kdb owner.

                    1. Kip
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      29 days, 2 hours ago

                      Kun (or auba)

                  • Kip
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    29 days, 2 hours ago

                    On WC, would you rather have:

                    A) Auba + Boly
                    B) Vardy + Robbo

                    Thx

                    1. The Legend Squad
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      29 days, 2 hours ago

                      A

                  • AK_FC
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    29 days, 2 hours ago

                    On WC, pick one of each:
                    Mane or Sterling
                    Kun or Auba

                    1. AK_FC
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      29 days, 2 hours ago

                      Have KDB

                    2. Kip
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      29 days, 2 hours ago

                      Mane Auba

                  • The Legend Squad
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    29 days, 2 hours ago

                    Hi all,

                    TV not the best, but I’m adamant to have Auba, Aguero, Abraham up front - whilst still having Mane and KDB. This is my best shot. Any improvements?

                    Gazzaniga Button
                    TAA Chambers Lundstram Rico Kelly
                    Mane KDB Mount Cantwell Dendonker
                    Aguero Auba Abraham

                    On WC, 0m ITB.

                    Not so happy about Gazza in goal. The Chambers pick I actually like as a cheap way into the Arsenal defence ahead of an epic run of fixtures. Rest I’m okay with. Will likely play 4 at the back most weeks, but Cantwell and Dendoncker offer 90 minutes when defender fixtures aren’t great.

                    Thoughts?

                    1. MoManeTaa
                      • 2 Years
                      29 days, 2 hours ago

                      Nahh downgrade one of Kun or Auba n upgrade deb

                      1. MoManeTaa
                        • 2 Years
                        29 days, 2 hours ago

                        Dendoncker

                      2. The Legend Squad
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        29 days, 2 hours ago

                        These guys are the essentials! Want them both. Look at the fixtures

                    2. badgerboy
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      29 days, 2 hours ago

                      You don't want to be relying on Cantwell as your seventh attacker.

                      1. Nigel Knows
                        • 1 Year
                        29 days, 2 hours ago

                        With the other 6, why not

                    3. Kip
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      29 days, 2 hours ago

                      What about Mount+Cantwell => CHO+Mcginn ( if you can afford)

                      1. The Legend Squad
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        29 days, 2 hours ago

                        This, I like. Is CHO getting 60+ minutes week in, week out. Going forward. Saw him play live against Southampton and was extremely impressed.

                    4. Sailboats
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      29 days, 2 hours ago

                      Downgrade cantwell to 4.4m mid. Upgrade Rico to Tomori or Soy. Play 4 atb

                    5. Christina.
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      29 days, 2 hours ago

                      Nice

                      I can get this out:

                      Heaton
                      TAA Lundy Soy
                      Mane KdB Mount Cantwell
                      Auba Tammy/Wilson Kun

                      Kelly Lowton 4.7 mf

                      1. The Legend Squad
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        29 days, 2 hours ago

                        Better TV than me! Awesome team. Love the AAA attacking line

                        1. Christina.
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 9 Years
                          29 days, 2 hours ago

                          not much diff between our team though. whats your tv?

                      2. Pieterke30
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        29 days, 2 hours ago

                        Id rather have Vardy and CHO than Auba + 4.7 mf

                        1. Christina.
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 9 Years
                          29 days, 2 hours ago

                          cool - easy swap if required.

                        2. The Legend Squad
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 5 Years
                          29 days, 2 hours ago

                          Vardy has been frustratingly inconsistent. Attacking returns in just 37.5% of his games so far this season. Auba, on the other hand, has returned in 87.5%. Going into the next run of fixtures, he looks essential

                          1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 9 Years
                            29 days, 2 hours ago

                            If Vardy has been frustratingly inconsistent on 5.11 points per million... where does that leave Auba on 5.09 PPM

                            1. The Legend Squad
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 5 Years
                              29 days, 1 hour ago

                              Value and consistency are very different. Who would you prefer out of 2 players who both have the same PPM, but one of them got all of their points in 1 game, and the other evenly spread over a number of games?

                              1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 9 Years
                                29 days, 1 hour ago

                                But Vardy hasn’t got all his points in 1 game? For a non-captaincy player like Vardy, you just want the points, which games they come in isn’t as important

                                For a captaincy player/11.0+ like Auba you WANT his points coming in a tighter spread of games, i.e. the easier games you captain him in... not:

                                BUR - 5
                                AVL - 6
                                BOU - 2

                                1. The Legend Squad
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 5 Years
                                  29 days, 1 hour ago

                                  The “all points in one game” comment was just an illustration. Vardy has got all his attacking points in 3/8 games. Blanking in the others.

                                  I get your point though, but I disagree slightly. In my eyes, lack of consistency in returns can be very damaging. All it takes is a few blanks in a row (for example) and people get twitchy feet, confidence falls, you may see sellers, price may even drop. You have to be disciplined in your choice.

                                  On the other hand, with a player like Auba who you have confidence in returns from, it takes the risks off captaining him against the weaker teams. There is no doubt that his is a prolific striker, capable of double-digit returns. But, if it’s not his day, you’re still more than likely going to get something!

                                  I would also argue that for 11m you want a player who returns points against ANY team. Form increases chances of hauls against the weaker opponents.

                                  Vardy & Auba blank incoming after this discussing, I am sure!

                                  1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 9 Years
                                    29 days, 1 hour ago

                                    I just think it’s a bizarre stick to choose to beat Vardy with (and promote Auba with!) especially when there are multiple cheaper players offering equivalent (Vardy) or better (Pukki, Tammy, Wilson) value than Auba... and Lacazette’s return for this week, plus his manager’s well known penchant for shuffling him around on (and off) the pitch...

                                    If you had a premium player who got 5,6,2 in his three captaincy games, and 9,13,9 in games he wasn’t captained for - what would you describe that as?

                                    I think “frustratingly inconsistent” wouldn’t be a million miles wide of the mark 🙂

                          2. Nigel Knows
                            • 1 Year
                            29 days, 2 hours ago

                            I’m all in for 3-4 weeks with AAA upfront, before bringing in Liverpool lads for GW13/14 onwards.

                            Pope
                            Tomori Otamendi Rico
                            KDB Son Mount Yarmolenko
                            Aubameyang Agüero Abraham (c)

                            Button Lundstram Cantwell Ward

                            1. Nigel Knows
                              • 1 Year
                              29 days, 2 hours ago

                              Plus 2.6m itb

                  • Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    29 days, 2 hours ago

                    What effect do we think Alisson being back will have on Liverpool?

                    1. Slam
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      29 days, 2 hours ago

                      Absolutely destroys Salah and Mané as options now

                      1. Nabs Kebabs
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 8 Years
                        29 days, 1 hour ago

                        lol wot

                    2. MoManeTaa
                      • 2 Years
                      29 days, 2 hours ago

                      Run of clean sheets ?

                    3. Nigel Knows
                      • 1 Year
                      29 days, 1 hour ago

                      They will only get 1 kick off in matches now?

                  • marcus2704
                    • 9 Years
                    29 days, 1 hour ago

                    Is there any word on Salah's injury? I have both him and KDB, will wait a week on KDB but would probably move Salah out if hes likely a no show.

                      1. Nigel Knows
                        • 1 Year
                        29 days, 1 hour ago

                        *read

                  • conners88
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    29 days, 1 hour ago

                    W/C Week....GTG?

                    Roberto
                    TAA, Tamouri, Periera
                    McGinn, CHO, KDB, Sterling
                    Auba, Jimenez, Abraham

                    Subs:
                    Pope, Montoya, Rico, Dendonka

                    0.4ITB

                    1. Nigel Knows
                      • 1 Year
                      29 days, 1 hour ago

                      Roberto to Gazziniga
                      Tamouri to Tomori
                      Montoya to Lundstram

                      1. conners88
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 6 Years
                        29 days, 1 hour ago

                        Thanks for the spelling class 😀
                        you would go Gazziniga, even with Vorm coming in?
                        Not a Fan of Sheffield's upcoming fixtures, they play Arsenal, Spurs, Man u in their next 5 games....

                        1. Nigel Knows
                          • 1 Year
                          29 days, 1 hour ago

                          Vorm returning after being freed won’t put him above Gazz in pecking order in PL imo

                  • RECKLESS
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    29 days, 1 hour ago

                    Its so stupid that some.people are obsessed about random thing like melanin content. I mean that is all what racism is about and most of these fools wont even know what melanin is! Maybe the problem will only solve itself by 2040 when majority of population will be mix of races/colors and ulta whites be minority...

                    1. stupendous
                      • 7 Years
                      29 days, 1 hour ago

                      What in the f are you chatting on about mate? Clear off.

                      1. RECKLESS
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 6 Years
                        29 days, 1 hour ago

                        The problems faced in Bulgaria vs England match. If its too technical for your simple mind then clear off

                        1. stupendous
                          • 7 Years
                          29 days, 1 hour ago

                          I didn't watch that crap and I don't come on here to solve world problems so get to stepping pal!

                          This is a fantasy football premier league internet site.

                          Newsflash pal, the world is bollocked and it has been ever since humans decided we were the chosen species.

                          Have a pint, smoke a spliff and take a 16 point hit.

                          1. RECKLESS
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 6 Years
                            29 days, 1 hour ago

                            The point is not.complainimg or whining but that world may not be bollocked by 2040. Read a little and world doesnt work according to you so cant control what people what to write in football, fpl or not. Maybe just ignore than being trash

                            1. stupendous
                              • 7 Years
                              29 days, 1 hour ago

                              Read a little? I teach history for a living.

                              Perhaps quote some false Wikipedia crap and then retire to bed mate.

                              Fact is thar this is Fantasy Football Scout and nobody here wants to listen to your personal tripe about race and humanity.

                              Let me guess? There was an act of racism yesterday when England played Bulgaria?

                              We are all deeply shocked.

                              Your post has changed the course of human history.

                              Thanks for letting us all be privy to your FFS platform of world views.

                              1. RECKLESS
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 6 Years
                                29 days, 1 hour ago

                                Wait till 2040 for the change. Till then if it makes even 2-3 people have little more hope and be happy reading by post I am ok. I am not big enough yet to make anything groundbreaking but one step at a time 🙂 Maybe you can with all knowldege you have

                                1. Christina.
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 9 Years
                                  29 days, 1 hour ago

                                  There will always be racism. believe me. I live in South Africa.

                                  1. RECKLESS
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 6 Years
                                    29 days, 1 hour ago

                                    Yes but it should and will always reduce and could a lot faster with the globalisation and mixing of.cultures we having

                                  2. RECKLESS
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 6 Years
                                    29 days, 1 hour ago

                                    And damn south africa I heard lot of unsafe stuff. And about many different issues not just this. Johannesburg is actually as bad they make it out to be?

                                    1. Christina.
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 9 Years
                                      29 days, 1 hour ago

                                      No idea, im in Cape town. It's Africa, so anything goes. Third world country.

                                      But hey, the world is bad all over not just here.

                              2. RECKLESS
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 6 Years
                                29 days, 1 hour ago

                                Also here yesterday some were talking about the match issue so not the only one. And talkinv about rock bands on ffs is not even related to football like you. Hypocrite and loud at that lol

                                1. stupendous
                                  • 7 Years
                                  29 days, 1 hour ago

                                  Your ladder has been taken away.

                                  I do see your point however.

                                  Still say roll a fatty and realise the world won't ever be how you want it to be.

                                  Goodnight and happy hitting

                                  1. RECKLESS
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 6 Years
                                    29 days, 1 hour ago

                                    Lol. If I could make a hyper ignorant who himself makes non ffs comments once in a while like i do understand a point then there is definitely hope in this world 🙂 Hope you have a good day bro

                      2. RECKLESS
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 6 Years
                        29 days, 1 hour ago

                        Melanin gives skin its color. For ffs google if you want to know something rather than asking evey damn thing

                        1. Nigel Knows
                          • 1 Year
                          29 days, 1 hour ago

                          What does damn mean?

                    2. Old Man
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      29 days, 1 hour ago

                      There used to be song in the 1970s sung by Blue Mink:

                      Take a pinch of white man
                      Wrap him up in black skin
                      Add a touch of blue blood
                      And a little bitty bit of red Indian boy
                      Oh like a Curly Latin kinkies
                      Oh Lordy, Lordy, mixed with yellow Chinkees, yeah
                      You know you lump it all together
                      And you got a recipe for a get along scene
                      Oh what a beautiful dream
                      If it could only come true, you know, you know
                      What we need is a great big melting pot
                      Big enough enough enough to take
                      The world and all its got And keep it stirring for a hundred years or more
                      And turn out coffee coloured people by the score

                      I wonder if it would solve all these problems if it happened?

                      1. RECKLESS
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 6 Years
                        29 days, 1 hour ago

                        It would solve probably by what brazil has experienced. They have the largest mixed set of people in stable ratios. From what I have heard from white brazilians friends of mine is considering their mixed upbringing they dont understand racism and find it stupid