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Scout Notes

Another home blank for Abraham but chances continue to arrive

Chelsea 1-0 Newcastle United

  • Goals: Marcos Alonso (£6.2m)
  • Assists: Callum Hudson-Odoi (£6.0m)
  • Bonus: Alonso, Hudson-Odoi x3, Kurt Zouma (£4.7m) x1

Chelsea continued their impressive start to the 2019/20 Premier League season with a hard-fought victory over Steve Bruce’s Newcastle United, a result that lifts Frank Lampard’s side into third.

The Magpies came into the game having secured upsets against ‘big six’ opposition in the current campaign – namely Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur – yet the compact system deployed by Bruce fell marginally short of its intended ambition with Lampard’s side battling to a 1-0 victory at Stamford Bridge. 

Although another clean sheet for Chelsea will be pleasing for owners of players such as Fikayo Tomori (£4.7m), who has emerged as a starting budget defender under Lampard, this was an afternoon of sheer disappointment for owners of the highly-popular Tammy Abraham (£7.7m) – the most popular selection in our Gameweek 9 captaincy poll with over 30% of the vote. 

Abraham squandered a number of golden chances, including hitting the bar and being denied when in on goal with just DeAndre Yedlin (£4.4m) to beat, but the American defender put in a remarkable block to deny the England striker any attacking returns. 

In a Gameweek where a number of non-premium forwards attracted considerable captaincy interest, including Callum Wilson (£8.0m) against Norwich who also blanked, Abraham’s performance will be a source of considerable frustration for managers who handed the mid-price striker the armband. 

This was the England striker’s fourth blank in five home matches this season.

Although Abraham was unable to get on the scoresheet, defender Marcos Alonso (£6.2m) delivered a goalscoring performance that was a reminder of the Spaniard’s attacking abilities, even if he is unable to reach the standards he has previously set for himself in the Premier League. 

Alonso’s goal came after Callum Hudson-Odoi (£6.0m) set up the defender, and the performance from the 18-year-old will have given his manager food for thought after yet another assist. 

This was Hudson Odoi’s second successive start for the Blues in the league, and including his substitute appearance against Brighton in Gameweek 7, the forward has now registered three consecutive assists in the Premier League. 

Given the competition for places in Chelsea’s squad alongside the form that the likes of Willian (£7.0m) are exhibiting, it is difficult to determine whether Hudson-Odoi is likely to retain his starting berth in the Chelsea XI.

Yet at a price of £6.0m, the England international’s performances are certainly worthy of monitoring for Fantasy managers who may be looking for a differential to complement the likes of Abraham. 

Lampard confirmed how pleased he was with Chelsea’s attacking performance in his post-match comments. 

We were upbeat, we had urgency, the tempo was good, and that got us the win. We want to score goals. You can see the fans – I think they’re happy with what they’re seeing at the moment. We want more.

Although lately it has been Mason Mount (£6.8m) who has been grabbing the headlines with four goals and an assist so far this season, in the game against Newcastle the Englishman was unable to deliver any attacking returns and was substituted by Lampard in the 64th minute at the expense of Christian Pulisic (£7.2m). 

Ross Barkley (£5.6m) left the pitch in the 43rd minute, with Mateo Kovacic (£5.4m) coming on in his place, and Lampard confirmed after the game it was an ankle injury and it will be assessed in the coming days. 

It’s an ankle injury. We need to assess it and see how bad it is.

For Chelsea’s defence, although Newcastle seldom troubled their backline, a second clean sheet in two games and just one goal conceded in their last three will be promising news to those managers in ownership of their defensive assets, although Tomori was booked late on to reduce his score to five points. 

Whilst Chelsea will be ruing both their misfortune and inefficiency in front of goal, this was a defeat for Newcastle that underlines the disinterest in their players as Fantasy options in 2019/20. 

A lack of attacking returns has become a familiar tale on Tyneside in the current campaign, and unless Bruce is willing to compromise the Benitez-esque tactical principles whilst playing away from home against typically ‘bigger’ sides, the likes of Joelinton (£5.8m) are unlikely to prosper within Newcastle’s set-up – despite the Brazilian scoring against Spurs in Gameweek 3 when a similar counter-attacking system was deployed away from home. 

Easier tests await though and Bruce confirmed in his post-match comments that the upcoming run of fixtures for Newcastle will be hugely influential in determining the outcome of their 2019/20 campaign:

We’ve had a really tough start. We’ve now got a run of games against teams who are going to be in and around us. Hopefully, we can get a few points.

A fifth successive win for Chelsea points to the momentum they are gathering under Lampard, and although today marked a blank for Abraham, those managers in ownership of the striker should not be deterred the lack of returns in today’s fixture. 

The Englishman was both the creator and recipient of a number of chances throughout the game, and given his price, he is likely to continue to offer exceptional value as an attacking option at an in-form team who now sit third in the Premier League table. 

Chelsea XI (4-2-3-1): Kepa; Alonso, Zouma, Tomori, Azpilicueta; Jorginho, Barkley (Kovacic 43′); Hudson-Odoi (James 90+2′) Mount (Pulisic 64”), Willian; Abraham.

Newcastle United XI (3-4-3): Dubravka; Clark, Lascelles, Schär; Willems, M Longstaff, S Longstaff, Yedlin; Saint-Maximin (Gayle 85′), Joelinton (Atsu 83′), Almirón (Carroll 70′).

Members Analysis 

Players involved in Chelsea v Newcastle United sorted by expected goals (xG)

Abraham was the second-highest underachiever of xG (-0.66) of all players involved in Gameweek 9, behind only Aston Villa’s Anwar El Ghazi (-0.73). 

Players involved in Chelsea v Newcastle United sorted by chances created (CC)

Hudson-Odoi created the most chances (five) of all players on the pitch, whilst also registering the highest baseline bonus points score (23) of all midfielders in action on Saturday in Gamweek 9. 

Players involved in Chelsea v Newcastle United sorted by attempts on goal

Willian posted some eye-catching numbers, creating three chances and matching Abraham for attempts on goal.

Alonso’s total of six penalty box touches is the second-highest among FPL defenders in Gameweek 9 so far. Since his return to the Chelsea team in Gameweek 5, no defender has registered more touches in the opposition area.

Team-wise, Chelsea won the joint-most aerial duals (24) of all teams in action on Saturday. This again underscores Newcastle’s weakness in the air – only Norwich have allowed more headed chances than the Magpies (29) this season.

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929 Comments Post a Comment
  1. FOO FIGHTER
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Would be nice if Tammy and Mount rise in price again 🙂

  2. beric
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    33 all out. Done ayew to vardy. Roll on next week...kun(c)

    1. SHOOTER MCGINN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Kun hattrick next week. I'm with you on the C

    2. Gunner Boy
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Aguero captain here too

  3. ABHISHEK - THE CURIOUS ONE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Those who still has Salah , what will you do if he blanks tonight . Surely 12.4 price tag blanking 4 in a row will be just too much.

    1. mynameisq
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      The blank wouldn't be the issue, it's if he blanks and mane continues his form. The mane naysayers always see let's see if he can keep it up, it's been like 25 matched surely that is form that's being kept up

    2. Silecro
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      I will keep. Weird enough, but Salah has become somewhat of a differential for me in my ML...and his ownership still high regarding overalls

      1. Aleksei
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 18 days ago

        overall ownership is not a correct factor, cause there are couple of millions of dead teams

    3. Forza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      I'll keep whether he blanks or not, as long as his stats are good, just like last season before he became 'essential' again.

    4. FOO FIGHTER
      1 month, 18 days ago

      I have capped him. Do not see me getting rid.

      Nailed and no rotation. Who do I replace him with? Sterling cough cough.

    5. Futbol Heritage
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      3 blanks in a row if he blanks today.

    6. PikeyMikey
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 18 days ago

      I’ve transferred Salah out after this GW for mount. Frees up more money and looking to get Mané in a few weeks. Hoping for a Salah hatty, Mané blank and a goal from Mata today as no pool defence.

    7. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Depends on how he looks, and how he performs - a blank in isolation isn’t enough information imvho

      On direct attacking returns, his rival Mr. Mané does appear to be reaching a level of output that all but the highest echelon of elite FPL players would find unsustainable (19 G 3A in his last 23 starts)

      Delving deeper into the statistics also shows a trend that could be interpreted as ‘over performance’ in comparison to Salah - statistically it is actually quite one sided between the two in Salah’s favour

      (Despite being 2 FPL points behind Mané season to date - Salah actually BETTERS him for a host of underlying stats - XG, Non-penalty XG, XA, XGi, Shots on target, Penalty Box touches, Goal attempts, attempts in the box etc etc...)

      And with Salah also having the traditional FPL points boosters of a share of set pieces and penalties, you’d have to think he is well positioned to continue delivering at his quite frankly astounding level of consistency since joining liverpool - in (84 league games) he has only ever went more than 1 game without an attacking return on 7 occasions

      5 of these patches were simple 2-game droughts, and after all 5 he scored a goal in the following game

      The sixth was a 5-game drought from GW27-31 last year, which was followed by 5 goals & 3 assists in the subsequent 6 matches

      This is his 7th such lean spell - fascinated to see how it ends 🙂

      But Mané is putting him under pressure like never before, no doubt there - he’s a truly fantastic forward - his multiple premier league hattricks for Southampton before he even arrived at Liverpool confirmed as much and he is definitely in red hot form

      1. FOO FIGHTER
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Great info as always.

        1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Ta muchly bud

          *Tips Cap*

      2. ABHISHEK - THE CURIOUS ONE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Thanks for detail info . 🙂

        1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          It’s a fascinating battle that emerged between them - Salah is a genuine FPL Heavyweight, and Mané has managed to elevate himself firmly into that bracket over the last 6-8 months...

          It’s scary how bad it could get for Utd today if both sides play to current form (and ability)

      3. ...al - Come out to the coa…
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Good readin'

        1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Tees up the match very nicely for this afternoon 😉

  4. AYLD28
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Thoughts?

    Pope
    TAA Boly Lundstram
    Sterling KDB Mount Son
    Pukki Vardy Abraham

    Button Tomori Rico Cantwell

    1FT 1.8n ITB

    1. Pukki > Jimenez
    2. Pukki + Son > Maupay + Mane (-4)
    3. Pukki + Son + Mount > Jimenez + Mane + CHO (-8)
    4. Other

    1. JohnBlack
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Son>D.Silva

  5. Captain Warlock
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Is Danny Ings a good option seems to be flying under the radar

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      1 month, 18 days ago

      His fitness is not an option but if you need a cheapy then worth the risk.

    2. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Stick to solid FPL

      1. Captain Warlock
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        What’s that mean

        1. Ask Yourself
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Not quite sure it’s just what I got told when I suggested it earlier

      2. Slouch87 Scott Talent
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Ha ha

    3. Collie01
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      I'm flying without Ings for now

      1. Captain Warlock
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Considering as Pukki replacement

    4. Liber
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      So Otamendi apparently got a kick while on international game.
      I'm thinking Pep could actually put him back into starting 11, because Wessely is a big strong guy..
      Not saying Ota will get points though.

      1. Liber
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        wrong window 😀

  6. JohnBlack
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 18 days ago

    3 mins ago

    Really want to bring KDB in my team. What you guys think is best route here with 2FTs, 0.8itb?

    Pope
    TAA Tomori Soyuncu Rico
    Salah Sterling Mount
    Aguero Pukki Abraham

    Cantwell Guendouzi Lundstram

    Thanks for replies!

    1. Prisoner B5160-8
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Can you do Aguero-Sterling-Pukki to Auba-KDB-Vardy?

      1. JohnBlack
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Maybe too much losing both Kun&Sterling before Villa and Saints.

        Tempted Kun&Mount > C.Wilson& KDB leaves enough to go Cantwell>CHO next week.

  7. Ask Yourself
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Does anyone leave Leicester line up reliably before kick off? Will be crucial to know if Perez is playing on Friday night before deadline x

    1. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Leak*

    2. Team Cruel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Surely no one relevant owns Perez at this stage?

      1. Ask Yourself
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        They don’t but I gave him some luck when I first got him in for the 6 pointer. Made me feel like I could do anything. Now he’s poo again.

        1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          I think some of his few owners also found he actually came in really handy with his attacking return & points coming off the bench for KDB the week KDB had the injury

          1. Ask Yourself
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 18 days ago

            Oh no anything but two points. Then I’d be 2 more points ahead of you

            1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 18 days ago

              Use of a free transfer, loss of value, and actual points also lost into the bargain?

              Hmmmm... anyone would think it was an extremely questionable decision to sell after all 😉

              1. Ask Yourself
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 18 days ago

                I back my decision. Anderson should have hauled in that game he created a huge chance for Lanzini and should have scored a couple himself.
                You need to chill out with this obsession with my team man stalking my profile and that it’s quite creepy

                1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 18 days ago

                  That’s news to me I didn’t even know you’d linked your profile 🙂

                  Your response to my advice (and the reasoning I detailed to you) not to sell was just so memorable - I believe your exact words were along the lines of “KDB won’t be back after the IB and I don’t want Perez coming off the bench” - and accompanied by something along the lines of “that’s why my OR is so much better”

                  How could I possibly forget that type of quality coaching 😉

                  1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 18 days ago

                    Quite similar to the unfortunate meltdown you suffered on the eve of the opening GW when I advised totally avoiding Pepe - that one was another clinker 😉

                    Those type of responses are few & far between hence they stand out in the memory 😉

                  2. Ask Yourself
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 18 days ago

                    I’ve never brought up your rank until just then. The fact that you find something like that so important to remember strongly resembles an obsession.

                    1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      1 month, 18 days ago

                      I actually thought when someone publicises that they’re about to make such an obviously questionable decision, and uses such obviously crazy logic to underpin it, and then follows it up with boasting about their rank - it really stands out as I just don’t see that very often - but maybe it’ll become a more regular occurrence & i’ll become densensitized to it who knows! 😉

                      But until the next one, yeah it stands out as one of the more memorable contributions I’ve seen in a while 😉

                      1. Ask Yourself
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 18 days ago

                        Find it hard to believe I boasted about my average rank to you lol.
                        Keep having these pointless conversations with people here please they really enjoy it

                      2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        1 month, 18 days ago

                        Well maybe I recall incorrectly, but there was definitely a reference to rank used alongside justifications of the decision, which to me is usually a warning sign that the actual logic is not holding water...

                        If I could be arsed I could go and dig up the link, but I think we both know how the discussion of the issue of to sell or not to sell went 🙂

                      3. Ask Yourself
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 18 days ago

                        Thanks for finally ending this conversation

                      4. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        1 month, 18 days ago

                        No problem, any time, it’s a decision fed by logic I’d want to forget as soon as possible as well 😉

                      5. Ask Yourself
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 18 days ago

                        Still my rank is way better so

                        😉

                      6. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        1 month, 18 days ago

                        Haha - you couldn’t resist 🙂

                      7. Ask Yourself
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 18 days ago

                        I will bring it up every time you make a sarcastic comment

                      8. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        1 month, 18 days ago

                        What if I give good advice that gets totally ignored in favour of letting poorly formed logic inform a decision?

                      9. Ask Yourself
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 18 days ago

                        I won’t trust it because you’re doing so badly

                      10. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        1 month, 18 days ago

                        Haha the bitterness runs strong 🙂

                        Performance is primarily a function of decision making, and decision making is a primarily function of the logic that underpins the decision

                        I think we both know what type of logic underpins the performance 😉

                      11. Ask Yourself
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 18 days ago

                        Seems like you’ve been wrong a lot more times than I have this season. So I’m doing much better than you as a result.

                      12. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        1 month, 18 days ago

                        With logic like this?

                        https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/comment/20975407

                        Something tells me not 😉

                      13. Ask Yourself
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 18 days ago

                        I also consistently said either it’s a serious injury being kept hidden or it‘s a load of rubbish to get him a rest.

                        This is why I had a plan to get him straight back if it was the latter which it ended up being. You see I had the tenacity to attack the opportunity to get ahead and had a safety net if it couldn’t work out. This is the kind of adaptability that can send you up into the cool ranks rather than meandering your way up slowly if at all or even going backwards in the low low ranks.

                        You should be using your obsession with me to learn from it not to get upset

                      14. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        1 month, 18 days ago

                        Lol I actually tried to help you see the madness in your logic - I specifically pointed out the fallacy in your logic but to no avail:

                        “ “KDB is unlikely to be put straight back in for two easy league games either side of a UCL game due to severity and frequency of his groin injuries.” - This is directly contradicting the official club statement, hence my point that KDB sellers are taking Pep at his word selectively, for what suits”

                        But alas the advice once again fell on deaf ears - I think you secretly acknowledge this though right?

                        After all it was only about 10 minutes ago you posted the lament about an inability to ever actually make any progress, or something along those lines... it’s all down to the decision making dear boy 😉

                      15. Lucy2019
                        1 month, 18 days ago

                        Can you 2 plebs give it a rest please? Thanks. FFS

                      16. Ask Yourself
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 18 days ago

                        Taking people at their word when they have no history of integrity is a big mistake.

                        I also asked for help from FPL professionals which meant the post wasn’t for the likes of those with 6 figure ranks 😉

                      17. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        1 month, 18 days ago

                        It’s not the person your taking, it’s the logic dear boy 🙂

                        For example:

                        Here is an illustration of bad logic: ”Keeping KDB is just plain stupid unless you have premium cover for at least the next 2”

                        And here is a corresponding illustration of better logic: “If the injured player is in AAA form, underpriced, and one you want back the next GW - it really isn’t - unless you’ve set your team up with no bench, which is a different issue”

                        Spot the difference 😉

                      18. Ask Yourself
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 18 days ago

                        2 points. How many behind me are you?

                      19. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        1 month, 18 days ago

                        Was it really just 2 points Ask Yourself? Are you being totally honest with yourself here? 🙂

                        Was there a free transfer impact? Was there a loss in value? Was there even perhaps an exposure of a wider flaw inherent in decision making that perhaps drives a frustration?

                        If you permitted me, and if it helped, I could take a look at the team link you said earlier that you provided & see if any of he above hold?

                      20. Ask Yourself
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 18 days ago

                        I’m not frustrated even slightly by the decision. Feel free to relieve yourself to my team.

                      21. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        1 month, 18 days ago

                        Well I’m nothing if not a Good Samaritan and you know the old saying that “No good deed goes unpunished” so I will take a quick peek then 🙂

                        GW8 wasn’t it?

  8. HarryB29
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Looking good for gw10 despite my horrendous 600k rank?

    Pope
    TAA Soyuncu Lundstram
    Mane Mount Sterling KDB
    Abraham Jimenez Wilson

    Button Cantwell Rico Mings

    1. Lucy2019
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Yes. Good team.

    2. Rhodes your boat
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Nice team

    3. FourLokoLeipzig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Yep, except I’ll probably go Rico over Lundy (if that’s the bench you’re planning)

  9. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Pukki + Son to Vardy + Maddison for free?

    1. HarryB29
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Sounds like good moves to me

    2. Jurgen Flopp
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Rather punt on another mid than double up with Maddison

  10. fc_skrald
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    So I would like to change Heaton to Roberto and play him every week until I use the wildcard in week 52. But is it worth it when I know Roberto will not play in gameweek 18? The transfer is for free but 2 free transfers next week would also be good. Guess I'm talking myself out of it...

    a. Heaton -> Roberto
    b. Save the transfer

    Heaton
    TAA, Lundstram, Rico
    Salah, Sterling, KDB, Hudson-Odoi
    Pukki, Wilson, Abraham

    McGovern, Cantwell, Boly, Tomori

    1. Rhodes your boat
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      B

  11. Rhodes your boat
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Suggestions please

    Pope button
    Taa soyuncu tomori Lundstram rico
    Salah sterling kdb CHO cantwell
    Abraham jimi greenwood

    3.7itb 1ft

    1. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Who's coming in and who's on the bench.

      Save for me

      1. Rhodes your boat
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Currently got Lundy cantwell and greenwood on bench

    2. fc_skrald
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Greenwood to a new one? Or save

    3. JohnBlack
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Greenwood>C.Wilson?

      1. Rhodes your boat
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        This is the one I’m considering

  12. Peter Ouch
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Is it worth keeping Mahrez?

    1. Bruce Lee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 18 days ago

      I'd say yeah

      1. Bruce Lee
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Actually - see what their line up is in the CL

  13. Bruce Lee
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Abraham (c) was a huge success for me

    I was on Aguero (c) and Mahrez (vc) before I put it on Abraham

    1. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Tammy so unlucky not to return points

    2. La Roja
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Absolute genius

    3. cravencottage
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      I agonized between Wilson and Aguero; what an exercise in futility!

      1. fusen
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        You can either agonise and analyse it down to a rational pick as possible, or flip a coin.

        Currently this season flipping a coin will get you the same outcome 😛

  14. ChelseaBlues223
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Son and Pukki to:

    A Vardy and David Silva
    B Auba and Maddison

    1. Aleksei
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 18 days ago

      B

  15. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Knee jerked Pukki to Jimi yesterday. Feels good until everyone gets injured during midweek.

    1. Aleksei
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 18 days ago

      was there a price change? could've wait. Price changes is the only reason I risk with early transfers(done Son and Pukki to Vardy and Mount before this GW for that reason)

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Pukki fell last night.

  16. Me Spurs
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Which is the best move?
    A: haller to Vardy
    B: digne to taa

    1. Aleksei
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 18 days ago

      both good, but Everton looked like they found some form, so A looks slightly better

    2. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Of those two moves A is the Biggest upgrade, however TAA is the one of only two players in my team I wouldn't consider dropping unless injured.

      1. Me Spurs
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Yes I really want taa which is swaying me to that move, but haller is feeding off scraps for West Ham so getting Vardy In so tempting

        1. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          I think TAA can wait. Prefer to have Digne and Vardy for a couple games while you work out how to bring TAA in.

  17. Slitherene
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 18 days ago

    I think a major reason of disappointment this season are the triple ups.

    Teams clearly expected to win end up losing and the setbacks are reflected in premium assets getting 2 pointers only.

    Not saying premiums ain't worth the buck, some are but having 6 players from 2 teams certainly isn't helping managers.

    Speading money on attacking players from different teams spreads the risk & has worked pretty decently for me this season.

    1. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      There is only 1 reason of my disappointement - wrong captain choices.

      Luck in this game plays huge role.

      1. fusen
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        I've been checking my team against a lot of 'well performing teams' at https://www.anewpla.net/fpl/report/

        And nearly every time, the different in my overall score Vs their overall score is essentially the difference of my total captaincy score Vs their total captaincy score.

        As in, if my captain picks matched theirs, I'd have the same points

        It's the main thing telling me to just keep doing what I'm doing as I'm getting 50/50 captaincy calls wrong nearly every single week. Eventually the bad luck will turn.

  18. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    So, is CHO actually a better FPL prospect than Mount?

    1. fusen
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      I'm not saying they are exact quality(or positional) comparisons but could it be like
      CHO = KDB
      Mount = Sterling

      Either will do but most likely Mount will score more goals/points by the end of it

      1. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        If same quality then both would needed. However even in value terms, is a front 3 advisable? I've Tomori, who is also great value, but there are other decent picks at that price point in defence. Not so much in midfield.

    2. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Looked bettet yesterday thats for sure.

    3. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      It’s a budget version of Sterling (CHO) vs KDB (Mount)
      CHO is very wide and has to make himself get involved, which he has been really impressive at since returning but Mount is always involved because that’s his role as the CAM

      1. Liber
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Only Mounth dosn't pass as much KDB does and shoots more. So not really KDB. More Lampard style. Of course Mount is more central and is a little closer to the action, however he just ain't getting into bonus.
        Both still good value. CHO is getting even more nailed as Mount.

        1. Ask Yourself
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          The bonus argument is a good one hadn’t noticed that. Wasn’t planning to rush Mount in anyway but he is silly value especially for those who got early on

    4. AYLD28
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      I’m a Chelsea fan and honestly CHO is a “hazard” type fpl player.

      He beats players, gets fouled, creates chances, BPS will love him why he got 3 with just an assist yesterday

      Hard to say who is better for fpl, potentially CHO due to BPS. Mount won’t get many BPS because he’s the one who closes people down, fouls them losses possession as he attempts to drive at players

    5. ...al - Come out to the coa…
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Different players. If Hudson manages to keep fit for a few games I'd be happy to chance him. Consistency is the key for me

  19. fusen
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    This was the England striker’s fourth blank in five home matches this season.

    Lies, damn lies and statistics

    His 5 home games included
    29 mins against Leicester who are tight defensively
    79 minutes against Liverpool who although aren't amazing defensively this season, still aren't wide open

    He scores 2 at home against Sheffield

    Blanked against Brighton - fairly tidy defensive team

    Hit the bar against Newcastle

    I feel like this whole "struggling at home" narrative is very stretched.

    1. Slitherene
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Hit the post against Brighton, had a one on one chip saved brilliantly by Ryan.

      1. Slitherene
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Yedlin block also denied a certain goal!

      2. fusen
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Thanks, I thought something like that was the case but couldn't remember exact details.

        So it's actually, Newcastle and Brighton he hits the woodwork in both games and also has one on ones in both games where the opposite makes a great block/save.

        Hardly a worry then

        1. Slitherene
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 18 days ago

          The worry always has been his conversion rate!

        2. FOO FIGHTER
          1 month, 18 days ago

          See you went with Tierney. I am looking to bring him in. Waithibg for the Arsenal match.

          Not everyones cup of tea but also looking at Pepe. He nedded time to settle and returns have surfaced recently.

          Only thing I am worried about with both Tierney and Pepe is Emerey and selection.

          1. Slitherene
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 18 days ago

            Lacazette more value for money than Pepe, for the same price.

    2. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Very good points

  20. AYLD28
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Pope
    TAA Boly Lundstram
    Sterling KDB Mount Son
    Pukki Vardy Abraham

    Button Tomori Rico Cantwell

    1FT 1.8n ITB

    Want to ditch Son + Pukki. Looking at Aubam, Aguero, Maupay, Mane, Jimenez, maybe a third City mid. Thoughts?

    1. Dont_Win_Friends_With_Salah…
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Do Son and Pukki to Mane and Jiminez and it will be almost identical to my team below

      1. AYLD28
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        0.7 off that unfortunately

      2. AYLD28
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Would need to do Mount > CHO too

  21. Dont_Win_Friends_With_Salah…
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Any major changes needed with this lot? Not a great week, but in the same boat as 99%. Already did Haller to Jiminez when I was angry!

    Pope
    TAA Lund Soy
    Mane Mount KDB Sterling
    Abraham Jiminez Vardy

    Button Rico Kelly Cantwell

    1. Cantwell on these things.
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Defence is a bit anaemic.

  22. ChelseaBlues223
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Son, Salah, Pukki --> David Silva, Mane, Auba for -4?

    1. fusen
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Why d Silva?

  23. wulfranian
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Best goalkeeper up to 5.1?

    1. Liber
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Patricio? 😀

      1. wulfranian
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        🙂

  24. HurriKane
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Who do you prefer? (Pukki replacement)

    A) Jimenez- new ars AVL bou SHU WHU +2m

    B) Vardy- sou cry ARS bha EVE WAT

    1. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Depends what you do with the 2 mil. Vardy is clear favourite in isolation.

      1. HurriKane
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Jimenez Mount Maddison vs Vardy CHO Yarmo (or one of villa mids)

    2. davies
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Vardy easily

      Nobody scored more goals since Rodgers took charge

    3. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      I'd rather have Vardy right this second.

      May well have both soon.

    4. Slouch87 Scott Talent
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Jimenez

    5. fusen
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Jimenez could be a great differential but is a bigger gamble. Vardy is fairly reliable which is why he costs 2m more.

      If the 2m can be spent wisely and you aren't chasing ranks, Jimenez is a good choice.

      If you want to play sensible and safe then Vardy picks himself

  25. Totti
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    any confirmed news that salah is out of squad?

    1. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Nothing I've seen to suggest that. Have there been rumours?

      1. Totti
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        some of liverpool fans said so on twitter

        but i'm not sure about that , to don't be accused of spreading rumours here 🙂

        1. Wild Rover
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          I accuse you of spreading unfounded rumours

          1. Totti
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 18 days ago

            LOL

        2. jtreble
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Link?

    2. jtreble
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Not sure. Any confirmed news that you’re about to be banned? :).

      1. Totti
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Hahahahahah

  26. davies
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Wilson > Lacazette...

    A) This week
    B) Next week

    1. Liber
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Wait and see.. Two games in between.

  27. Liber
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    So Otamendi apparently got a kick while on international game.
    I'm thinking Pep could actually put him back into starting 11, because Wessely is a big strong guy..
    Not saying Ota will get points though. What do you think?

    1. FPL Bloody Hell !!!!
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      He will play if fit

      1. J ⚒ Gimme your Mané…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Based on what?

  28. Ask Yourself
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Yeah so here’s the salah tweet I guess. Really not worth paying attention to these things happen so many times every weekend. Could easily be some clown.

    https://twitter.com/abxlxo13/status/1185897921293762564?s=21

    1. Hakim Ziyech
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Rico 1st sub

      1. Ask Yourself
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Cantwell 🙁

        1. Hakim Ziyech
          1 month, 18 days ago

          3 isn't so bad 🙂

    2. MeatPieSausageRoll
      1 month, 18 days ago

      He’s claiming Harvey Elliot sent him the teamsheet yesterday!

      1. Ask Yourself
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Hahahaha yeah okay think the mods can take this down then sorry guys for the scare

        1. MeatPieSausageRoll
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Lol could be right but Harvey’s going to be in a lot of trouble if so!

          1. Ask Yourself
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 18 days ago

            He comes across as the kind of guy who doesn’t really care if he is

  29. migas2k7
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Best pukki replacement? Same or lower price tag

    1. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Ings I’m afraid

  30. Slitherene
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Vardy, Tammy, Jimenez

    1. Slitherene
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Reply fail Migas

    2. FOO FIGHTER
      1 month, 18 days ago

      On the same front 3.