Scout Notes

Unexpected stalemate at the Vitality frustrates owners of Wilson and Pukki

Bournemouth 0-0 Norwich City

  • Goals: None
  • Assists: None
  • Bonus: Steve Cook (£5.0m) x3, Nathan Ake (£4.9m), Diego Rico (£4.2m) x2

A goalless draw played out by two of the Premier League’s most obliging defences meant a frustrating afternoon for many a Fantasy manager.

The blank was especially hard to take for those who owned Norwich City’s Teemu Pukki (£7.0m and 35.9%) or the 14.3%-backed Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson (£8.0m) in Fantasy Premier League (FPL).

Goals, after all, had seemed certain at the Vitality Stadium.

Neither side had managed a clean sheet all season and the Canaries were bottom of the league for goals conceded (21).

What transpired was a stale affair devoid of thrills, spills or any attacking cohesion.

Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe opted to bench Josh King (£6.3m) and hand Ryan Fraser (£7.1m) a first start since Gameweek 4 – a bitter blow for more than 100,000 managers who had bought the Norway international in anticipation of a big haul.

Howe explained his starting XI ahead of kick-off:

Joshua King came back from internationals a bit fatigued, so we’re protecting him. Jefferson Lerma picked up an injury with Colombia but it’s great to have Lewis Cook, Ryan Fraser and Adam Smith back in the team.

Wilson was similarly in-demand, with his ownership up by a net figure of 168,430 as he prepared to face Daniel Farke’s forlorn backline.

But the England striker managed just two shots – and none on target – in 90 barren minutes during which his highlight was setting up strike partner Dominic Solanke (£5.4m) for the game’s one and only big chance.

That opportunity was spurned; one of two (count them) saves that returning keeper Tim Krul (£4.5m) was obliged to make.

His Bournemouth counterpart, Aaron Ramsdale (£4.5m), was called into action just the once, although it did at least involve a superb stop to deny Pukki’s well-struck shot from the edge of the area.

The decline of the Finnish finisher is gathering pace rather more dramatically than anything that happened on the pitch at Bournemouth.

More than half a million managers had got rid going into Gameweek 9 and he’s currently the most-sold player ahead of Sunday’s visit by Manchester United.

That has prompted two price drops in quick succession and only an end to his four-match goal drought seems likely to stop the inevitable slide back towards his original £6.5m valuation.

Norwich’s other popular asset, the 23.1%-owned Todd Cantwell (£4.9m), recovered from a knock to start on Saturday.

But he, too, blanked for the fourth successive game and is shipping owners and value as well.

Not only that but positional rival Onel Hernandez (£5.3m) returned from a lengthy lay-off at the Vitality, coming on as a late substitute.

For all their attacking abandon, Norwich have now managed to score just once in five away attempts this season, so Bournemouth’s first shut-out of the campaign was perhaps not such a surprise after all.

The two Cherries defenders with double-digit ownership levels, Nathan Ake (£4.9m) and Diego Rico (£4.2m), also brought in bonus points for their efforts, while the maximum award was enjoyed by the 0.2% of managers with Steve Cook (£5.0m) in their teams.

Unsurprisingly, Howe was happy to praise his defence post-match.

For me, the past two games defensively have been a big improvement. We were relatively okay from the defensive side at Arsenal (a 1-0 loss) and today we were strong again.

Adam Smith (£4.3m) returned to the backline following a lengthy lay-off with a hamstring problem, but Rico’s attacking threat – he has two assists to his name – and cut-price cost mark him out as the best of a still-unreliable bunch heading into an okayish run of fixtures (wat | MUN | new | WOL) before a trickier set kicks in through to Christmas.

As for Norwich, the return of Alexander Tettey (£4.5m) as a midfield shield for that porous defence worked wonders. His inclusion, following two matches out with injury, meant the bench for previous ever-present Marco Stiepermann (£5.3m), who has arguably been the least-effective of Norwich’s hitherto ever-present front four while doing little to shore up things defensively.

Tettey’s inclusion led to a slight change in formation with perhaps more emphasis on defence than before, with the Canaries resembling a 4-1-4-1.

But only the bravest, or strangest, of Fantasy managers will be looking at bringing in Norwich assets with a defensive bent any time soon, regardless of Farke’s comments after the whistle.

The Canaries’ boss said:

It’s a good point with a first clean sheet and solid defending. We have been accused of being a bit too soft, but today we showed real character and steel.

Defending is the base of being successful. It’s difficult at this level when you have so many injured players. I’m looking forward to having all of our centre-backs back, so we are even more competitive. At the moment, we have to find some other solutions.

Instead, it will all be about those still willing to hold their nerve regarding Pukki and, to a lesser extent, Cantwell.

The Canaries actually have a decent enough schedule over the next ten Gameweeks, with the United match and clashes with Arsenal and Leicester City the toughest tests on paper.

That scoring record on the road could be the clincher, however, with Pukki, in particular, looking like a luxury most can now ill-afford where once he was the season’s biggest bargain.

Members Analysis

Bournemouth XI (4-4-2): Ramsdale; Smith, S Cook, Ake, Rico; H Wilson (Danjuma 69′), L Cook, Billing, Fraser; C Wilson, Solanke (King 63′).

Norwich City XI (4-1-4-1): Krul; Aarons, Amadou, Godfrey (Trybull 50′), Lewis; Tettey; Buendia, McLean, Leitner (Srbeny 90′), Cantwell (Hernandez 80′); Pukki.

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326 Comments Post a Comment
  1. the Penman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 21 hours ago

    “ What we learned from Bournemouth’s goalless draw with Norwich City” - so, basically, “life is meaningless, random and disappointing, and so are both Premier League football and FPL”?

    1. Slouch87 Scott Talent
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 21 hours ago

      Have you always been this optimistic?

      1. the Penman
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 21 hours ago

        I’ll be optimistic once I’m back in the top 1 million OR 😆

  2. Le Bluff
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 20 hours ago

    Looking to work towards something like this over the next few weeks:

    Pope / (Button)
    TAA / Soyuncu / Rico / Janmaat / Lundstram
    Mane / KDB / Sterling / Mount / Dendoncker
    Auba / Abraham / Connolly

    0.4 ITB.

    Connolly and Dendoncker rotate very well. Not expecting much from either of them tbh.

    Getting a bit fed up of the mid-priced options continually blanking! Haller, Barnes, Pukki, Yarmolenko and Otamendi are just 5 who have frustrated for me so far.

    Might try rolling with the heavy hitters and a weak back line for a while.

    1. Bat Man
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 20 hours ago

      Good team hopefully patience pays off

  3. Team Cruel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 20 hours ago

    Somehow ended up with four players from this game in my XI. No wonder the GW was so bad

  4. Bat Man
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 20 hours ago

    2.0 ITB, 1 FT
    Pope Adrian
    Alderweireld Soy Lundstram Pieters Kelly
    Salah Sterling Dilva Mount Cantwell
    Tammy Wilson Haller

    A. Adrian to Ederson
    B. Alderweireld to Robertson/TAA
    C. Salah to KDB
    D. Salah + Dilva to KDB + Mane -4
    E. Dilva + Adrian to KDB + 4.0 -4

    1. Le Bluff
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 20 hours ago

      C.

      KDB the standout captaincy choice this week, IMO. Depends slightly on gametime tomorrow night but wouldn't surprise me to say KDB fully rested tomorrow having just returned from injury.

      1. Bat Man
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 20 hours ago

        Thanks I’m leaning towards that too. KDB seems underpriced and I should just get him in ASAP I think. Can always get Salah/Mane later once their fixtures improve

        1. Le Bluff
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 20 hours ago

          Yeah, that's exactly my plan. It's a gamble, obviously, but I'm hoping to get through the next few weeks with no Salah or Mane. Hoping that Sterling, KDB and Aubameyang will all outscore the Liverpool assets (they certainly have the best fixtures to do so).

          Should've got rid of Salah before their Leicester game tbh. But KDB's injury threw a spanner in the works.

          1. Bat Man
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 20 hours ago

            Yep agree. Salah is overpriced I think that’s clear, may come back to bite, but unless he really turns it on KDB looks better value

    2. thegaffer82
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 20 hours ago

      C) & then Sterling > Mane once the two plum City Home fixtures are done with

      1. Bat Man
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 20 hours ago

        Yep agree. Would you also do Alderweireld to TAA for a -4? I’d be able to upgrade someone else to Robbo next week for free hence why I wouldn’t wait

        1. thegaffer82
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 20 hours ago

          Honestly I wouldn’t. I’m loathe to take a hit for a DFer. It’s a clean sheet needed just to break even.

  5. DAZZ
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 20 hours ago

    Frustrating is the word

    1. socho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 20 hours ago

      Defines this FPL season

  6. thegaffer82
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 20 hours ago

    I’m gunna end up asking this most weeks.

    Play two, and bench two from these...

    A) Soy
    B) Tomori
    C) Lundy
    D) Rico

    1. Bat Man
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 20 hours ago

      Play Soy Lund

      1. thegaffer82
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 20 hours ago

        Problem with Soy is that he doesn’t have attacking threat. I’m leaning toward Rico due to set pieces & assist potential

    2. the Penman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 20 hours ago

      Really depends on the fixtures doesn’t it? This week...Rico will probably get attacking returns and a clean sheet is most likely against Watford instead of any other team...and it’s a coin toss between Leicester (away at Southampton) or Chelsea (away at Burnley).

      But then Lundstram could well score himself at West Ham...

    3. Le Bluff
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 20 hours ago

      I'm in a similar situation (need to play 1 out of Soy, Lundy and Rico).

      Currently starting Soy in my bus team but will delve into the stats later in the week. All playing away from home, and Lund + Rico have a much superior attacking threat which might sway it. Fancy Southampton to score, too.

    4. Team Cruel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 20 hours ago

      I'm currently on CD from the same bunch

      1. thegaffer82
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 20 hours ago

        What I’m thinking too. Cheers all!

      2. in sane in de bruyne
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 20 hours ago

        Same here

    5. NABIL - Gettin' Siggy …
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 20 hours ago

      Play CD

  7. The Overthinker - I blame R…
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 20 hours ago

    Has the king been dethroned?

    1. Bat Man
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 20 hours ago

      Who?

  8. MaticMVP
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 20 hours ago

    Can you guys please help me pick one defender and one midfielder to transfer in for Digne and Mcginn, out of this list?

    A. Fredericks
    B. Diop
    C. Maguire
    D. Awb

    1. D.James
    2. Tielemans
    3. Maddison

    1. thegaffer82
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 20 hours ago

      Don’t like any of the DFers listed. I’d go for Soy/Tomori/Rico over all of those.

      Maddison from MFers

      1. MaticMVP
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 20 hours ago

        I have Rico. Soy and Tomori don't have good fixtures until gw 12 or 13 imo.

  9. Gooner97
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 20 hours ago

    Would you downgrade Sterling to KDB?

    1. in sane in de bruyne
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 20 hours ago

      No, would keep sterling and get KDB some other way.

      1. Bat Man
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 20 hours ago

        This

      2. thegaffer82
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 20 hours ago

        This.

        For the next two games anyway...

    2. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 20 hours ago

      I'd have both.

    3. NABIL - Gettin' Siggy …
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 20 hours ago

      This so much, even contemplating ditching salah

      1. Gooner97
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 20 hours ago

        I can only get KDB ditching Salah, leaving me with only TAA and VVD as LIV cover

        1. thegaffer82
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 20 hours ago

          Can’t have everyone. City at home with those fixtures is too tempting.

          Can always switch back to Salah or get Mane in a few weeks

          1. NABIL - Gettin' Siggy …
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 20 hours ago

            This is the route that i might be going

  10. The Overthinker - I blame R…
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 20 hours ago

    Son to CHO.

    Here we go

    1. thegaffer82
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 20 hours ago

      I like it

    2. NABIL - Gettin' Siggy …
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 20 hours ago

      Would endorse it

    3. Tempestic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 19 hours ago

      Yep, I did this before CHO's price rise

  11. Bat Man
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 20 hours ago

    Alderweireld to TAA for a hit?

    1. NABIL - Gettin' Siggy …
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 20 hours ago

      Yes better if no hit involved

    2. Gooner97
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 20 hours ago

      Not for a hit

  12. sunnyh
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 20 hours ago

    Best midfield differential over the next 2-4 GWs?

    Mahrez *pending Bernardo suspension
    Richarlison
    Martial
    James
    Tielemans

    Any other? Players like Maddison, CHO/Mount Mcginn/Grealish have all been discussed extensively.

    1. Bat Man
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 20 hours ago

      Martial, possibly

      1. thegaffer82
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 20 hours ago

        If Bilva is out for sure, then Mahrez is a great option

    2. NABIL - Gettin' Siggy …
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 20 hours ago

      James n martial if fit
      Siggy if he gets his head straight

  13. NABIL - Gettin' Siggy …
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 20 hours ago

    Planning long term (maybe after November ib), which combo is better?

    A. Robbo salah mount Jimenez Ayew
    B. Vvd mane cho Vardy connolly

    Rest of team is super template

    1. thegaffer82
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 20 hours ago

      If you could find the spare change to bump VVD up to Robbo, then B) would be looking very nice indeed

      1. NABIL - Gettin' Siggy …
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 20 hours ago

        Unfortunately not. TV not that great. Already with TAA fwiw

        Key here is to get Salah or Mane, and vArdy or not

        1. NABIL - Gettin' Siggy …
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 20 hours ago

          Actually i can, juat enough $ itb lol

          But to kickstart it, i need to do ota to robbo this week and maybe salah to kdb as well to avoid price rises.. think it'll be worth it?

  14. Tmel
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 20 hours ago

    Pope
    Ota TAA Digne Soy
    Sterling Salah KDB Mount
    Abraham Pukki
    (4.0 Rico Dendoncker Greenwood)

    0.3ITB & 1FT

    a) Pukki > Jimenez
    b) Pukki > Connolly (creates funds to bring in CHO for Dendoncker next week and play 5 in midfield)
    c) Dendoncker & Pukki > CHO & Connolly (-4)

    1. NABIL - Gettin' Siggy …
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 20 hours ago

      Save as nothing is pressing

    2. thegaffer82
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 20 hours ago

      B) and hope you don’t get injuries to scupper the CHO move the following week

      1. NABIL - Gettin' Siggy …
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 20 hours ago

        Pukki is playable vs mun at home, and connolly vs eve doesn't instill confidence that much

  15. kuzser
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 20 hours ago

    Not sure what to do this week..any help?
    2ft, 0.0itb
    1) son pukki-> Maddison Wilson
    2) Son pukki-> Vardy 7.5mid (martial/CHO)
    3) Son firmino-> Auba Maddison
    4) son Firmino-> mane Jimenez

    Pope 
    Soy Ota Taa
    KDB Mount Son Sterling 
    Pukki Abraham Firmino

    Button. Saka, Lundstram, Hanley

    1. NABIL - Gettin' Siggy …
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 20 hours ago

      I like 4

  16. Nightf0x
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 20 hours ago

    If ota is out next gw will probably get 2 defenders, 10.3 to use, pick from these (awb boly cancelo matip soyuncu tomori bennet/vallejo)

    1. FOO FIGHTER
        1 month, 20 hours ago

        Cancelo Boly

    2. Ings or Outs?
      disable
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 20 hours ago

      Danny Ings: 5.9m / 2%

      + He's fit?!
      + 4 goals in 4 games in all comps
      + xG has historically been very high
      + On pens and Djenepo could be back soon (has a good record of winning pens)
      + Attacking team by nature

      - He's fit?!
      - Next four games look dire
      - Team might be attacking but still lacking goals
      - Goals have been somewhat fortuitous? (does that even matter)

      Any takers? Monitor for four and then jump on?

      1. FOO FIGHTER
          1 month, 20 hours ago

          No Ings for me. Made of glass.

          1. Team Cruel
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 20 hours ago

            Harsh on glass

        • Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 20 hours ago

          No, I wont have a crock in my team. New season resolution for me, always be more or less certain that any player I bring in can stay for at least 6+ weeks.

          1. Tiralik
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 19 hours ago

            No KDB for you then

        • NABIL - Gettin' Siggy …
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 20 hours ago

          Too injury prone to trust. I'd rather ayew or connolly and have a great 5th mid/def

          1. disable
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 20 hours ago

            Always a worry with him.

        • Murder On Zidanesfloor
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 20 hours ago

          Maupay is better at that price imo

          1. disable
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 20 hours ago

            He's a tempter for sure, you going there?

            1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 20 hours ago

              Ive got 2 mid priced forwards in Jimmy and Tammy, and one premium in Auba. So not looking at the budget forwards as of now, but if I had to pick one, it would be him. Nailed, passes the eye test and has the stats to back it.

              1. disable
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • Has Moderation Rights
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 19 hours ago

                I have the same front 3 as you now. Good luck my brother lol

                1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 19 hours ago

                  Hahaha nice! GL to you too 😉

          2. POLSKA GOLA
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 16 hours ago

            This

        • In a Rush
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 20 hours ago

          I’m contemplating Haller ➡️ Ings
          To allow me to do Cantwell ➡️ Cho
          For a -4.

          1. disable
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 20 hours ago

            Getting CHO looks a great move tbh, like that alot.

            1. The Cisco Kid
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 20 hours ago

              Do you triple up on CHO, Mount, and Abraham? Or do you maybe sacrifice Mount? Because as good as CHO looked, it was Newcastle.

              1. In a Rush
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 20 hours ago

                I only own Abraham for Chelsea at the minute and can’t raise the funds so I think Cho is the one.

              2. disable
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • Has Moderation Rights
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 20 hours ago

                I worry about the triple up for any team but when they are such good value and very attacking it makes sense I think. Mount would be the one id drop though if pushed

            2. In a Rush
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 20 hours ago

              Who else do you reckon in that price bracket max 6.1 is worth the move?

          2. In a Rush
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 20 hours ago

            Actually scratch that just looked at ings fixtures I’ll have to pick another max 6.1

        • FOO FIGHTER
            1 month, 20 hours ago

            What about Wood. Seems to be finding real good form.

            1. In a Rush
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 20 hours ago

              Is he not 6.2 though?

              1. FOO FIGHTER
                  1 month, 19 hours ago

                  Worth the extra as compared to Ings.

                  1. In a Rush
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 19 hours ago

                    Yes he’s worth the extra but I would only have 6.1 to spend

            2. Christina.
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 19 hours ago

              looked at him...I have bigger fish to fry.

              1. disable
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • Has Moderation Rights
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 19 hours ago

                Don't we all

                In fact my team is a giant cod

                1. Christina.
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 19 hours ago

                  😆

            3. Jarvish Scott Talent
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 19 hours ago

              Sold him for Tammy just before his goalscoring run and Tammy's barren spell. FML.

              1. disable
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • Has Moderation Rights
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 19 hours ago

                Well that sucks, what can you do. Cant hold a player dropping value forever vs a player going up. One reason i dont like price changes much

                1. Jarvish Scott Talent
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 19 hours ago

                  I was ahead of the curve - so far ahead I got off again before the curve even started.

                  1. disable
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • Has Moderation Rights
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 19 hours ago

                    I feel i am often guilty of this. Punished for our #Vision

                  2. Firminoooo
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 18 hours ago

                    The story of my hipster life.

              2. L S P
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 19 hours ago

                same here. it was a good transfer tho, that counts for something right? 😉

            4. The Overthinker - I blame R…
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 19 hours ago

              I would rather consider oop Redmond

            5. tisza
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 18 hours ago

              Started the season with him as a differential.
              He's a good player but Southampton been disappointing.
              I'm going to give him another go as he's not too expensive to occasionally bench.
              Allows me to take cantwell to dilva (or that price bracket).

            6. Forza
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 18 hours ago

              I sold him after some lucky returns and mediocre stats ahead of GW 4, but he's turned it around in both goals and stats (members should check his stats over the last few GWs). I got him back in for Pukki before Pukki's latest drop. An aggressive strategy with the hot-and-cold strikers could be the key to green arrows this season.

            7. Lateriser 12
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 5 hours ago

              Exactly your last line. Monitor and then jump on.

          • thegaffer82
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 20 hours ago

            I made a big mistake getting Kane in for a 1 week punt on WC last week. Definitely getting rid this week.o

            Do you think I should go for Auba or Vardy?

            I honestly haven’t got a clue what to do with the money saved on Vardy. So this is a money no object question. Oh, and I own Maddy as well by the way

            1. Team Cruel
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 20 hours ago

              Auba easily

            2. NABIL - Gettin' Siggy …
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 20 hours ago

              Maybe vardt since laca is returning. I know he scores points playing wide too, but not as reliable for haul/captaincy material.

              Have a look at my extended query above, mate

            3. Big Ronnie
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 19 hours ago

              Made the same mistake and had planned to get Aguero in with the money ITB. Will probably still punt on Kun starting.

              1. Big Ronnie
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 19 hours ago

                Would go Auba btw.

                1. Flynny
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 19 hours ago

                  I'm in the same boat.

                  Got the cash for kun but that seems like a no go.

                  Might admit a mistake and get sterling back for a hit.

                  Lacazette might be interesting option?

          • FOO FIGHTER
              1 month, 20 hours ago

              Looks like I will have to ship out Blankwell this week, looks like he will drop. As it is I need 0.2 and would be really screwed if I lost 0.1.

              1. In a Rush
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 20 hours ago

                Yes really want rid of Blanckwell too nothing Itb though so need to downgrade Otamendi or Haller to facilitate Blankwell ➡️ Cho

                1. FOO FIGHTER
                    1 month, 20 hours ago

                    Rather downgrade Ota.

                    You can always Haller to Jimenez 😉

                    1. In a Rush
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 20 hours ago

                      Yes I’ve looked at using Otamendi as the make weight but Rico my only option to raise enough funds.

                      1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
                        • 1 Year
                        1 month, 20 hours ago

                        Rico's fantastic

                        1. FOO FIGHTER
                            1 month, 20 hours ago

                            Is he nailed though withmost Bou def returning from injury?

                            1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
                              • 1 Year
                              1 month, 19 hours ago

                              Yeah hes been one of their best players

                          • In a Rush
                            • 3 Years
                            1 month, 19 hours ago

                            So you reckon
                            Otamendi ➡️ Rico
                            Cantwell ➡️ Cho
                            -4 is worth it?
                            Rest of defence is
                            Taa fredricks soyuncu lundstram

                            1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
                              • 1 Year
                              1 month, 19 hours ago

                              Were you going to start Cantwell? If not, Who's your least wanted starter this week?

                              1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
                                • 1 Year
                                1 month, 19 hours ago

                                TAA + Cheap is good for now till maybe pool double up in 13

                              2. In a Rush
                                • 3 Years
                                1 month, 19 hours ago

                                At the moment I have 2 cheap mids in Cantwell and Guendouzi

                                1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
                                  • 1 Year
                                  1 month, 19 hours ago

                                  Yeah in that case I would take the hit

                      2. In a Rush
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 19 hours ago

                        I do like the idea then of doing Haller ➡️ Jimenez the following week

                2. gibstim
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 20 hours ago

                  Any thoughts would be great! 2FTs

                  Pope
                  TAA, Dinge, Tomori, (Lundy, Kelly)
                  Salah, Sterling, KDB, Mount (Cantwell)
                  Tammy, Pukki, King

                  Tempted by;
                  Dinge & Pukki > Reid & Vardy (Exact change)
                  Dinge & Pukki > Soy & Jiminez

                3. B.V.B 09
                    1 month, 20 hours ago

                    Pep Fraudiola is the most * (Insert Pleasentry Here;))* manager in the history of FPL.

                    1. Team Cruel
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 20 hours ago

                      He is beautiful. Has gifted me close to 50 autosubs in GW6 and 9

                      1. B.V.B 09
                          1 month, 20 hours ago

                          bald is beautiful eh? 😎

                      2. FOO FIGHTER
                          1 month, 20 hours ago

                          Ha ha. Feel sorry for those who had triple Aguero Mahrez and Ota 😮

                        • Brosstan
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 5 Years
                          1 month, 20 hours ago

                          Bald

                      3. andres
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 8 Years
                        1 month, 20 hours ago

                        Having a shocker... how do I fix this team? Need city players I guess...

                        Pope
                        TAA Soy Lund
                        Mane Salah Mount Madds
                        Abraham Vardy Wilson

                        Cantwell, Kelly, Pieters. 1 ITB.

                        1. B.V.B 09
                            1 month, 20 hours ago

                            salah to sterling
                            and try to get KDB

                            1. andres
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 8 Years
                              1 month, 20 hours ago

                              That means i am selling both mane and salah.. for a hit! Probably will salah in for kdb is the best move, maybe mendy?

                          • Team Cruel
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 4 Years
                            1 month, 20 hours ago

                            Salah Mane Cantwell > Sterling KDB Dilva

                            You know you want to do it

                            1. andres
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 8 Years
                              1 month, 20 hours ago

                              To much of a surgery

                              1. Team Cruel
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 4 Years
                                1 month, 20 hours ago

                                AVL SOU

                            2. andres
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 8 Years
                              1 month, 20 hours ago

                              Could upgrade cantwell though but that means benching problem...

                          • NABIL - Gettin' Siggy …
                            • 7 Years
                            1 month, 20 hours ago

                            Get at least kdb for one of your liv mids

                            1. andres
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 8 Years
                              1 month, 20 hours ago

                              Yeah salah to kdb is the easiest

                          • Tamagotchi Massacre
                            • 5 Years
                            1 month, 19 hours ago

                            The team is fine, but if I were being picky...

                            Personally I don't favor Maddison at that price, especially with Tielemens will likely to be in the same points bracket for nearly a million less. I would make up or downgrading him my priority then look to other players to see from where the money can be released/spent

                        2. Zladan
                          • 2 Years
                          1 month, 20 hours ago

                          OR: 233.

                          Wildcard active.

                          Ederson
                          TAA Kimmich Tagliafico Gabriel Lodi
                          Mané Di María Mahrez
                          Messi (C2) Lewandowski (C1)

                          Vlachodimos Szoboszlai Tousart Håland

                          Lew v Kun?
                          Any notable absentees for next 2 gameweeks?

                          1. Team Cruel
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 4 Years
                            1 month, 20 hours ago

                            Is Haaland still 4.5?

                            1. Zladan
                              • 2 Years
                              1 month, 20 hours ago

                              Yes I think price rises kick in after this GW.

                              Partly why I’m keeping Lew over Kun (who will only play one of the games v Atalanta).

                              1. Zladan
                                • 2 Years
                                1 month, 20 hours ago

                                It’s actually until after MD4.

                          2. Murder On Zidanesfloor
                            • 1 Year
                            1 month, 19 hours ago

                            I'm on WC too and my team is very similar! I've got Promes In midfield in addition to Mahrez, Di Maria and Mane. Bernard instead of Gabriel in def and cheap GK duo. Messi and Lewa too.

                            1. Zladan
                              • 2 Years
                              1 month, 19 hours ago

                              Which keeper pairing did you go for?

                              Ederson has 2 guaranteed clean sheets in a row, thought he was a no brainer given you can’t choose a defender from City these days.

                              Who is Bernard?

                              Gabriel was the most secure €4.5m I could find with favourable fixtures.

                              1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
                                • 1 Year
                                1 month, 19 hours ago

                                Bernat* from PSG. Sorry I think that was autocorrect.

                                I dont like going for a premium keeper in The rotating subs format because you are guaranteed another shot.

                                My GKs are Meret (Napoli) and Livakovic (Zagreb)

                        3. Pieterke30
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          1 month, 19 hours ago

                          Im thinking of starting Connolly instead of Mount next weekend.

                          Stupid?

                          1. Pieterke30
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 3 Years
                            1 month, 19 hours ago

                            Just fear Mount or CHO could get a rest, and Connolly has a great home fixture.

                            1. Zlatanzo
                                1 month, 19 hours ago

                                Connolly could be rotated also

                            2. Murder On Zidanesfloor
                              • 1 Year
                              1 month, 19 hours ago

                              Surely someone else you can bench?

                              1. Pieterke30
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 3 Years
                                1 month, 4 hours ago

                                Front 8 is

                                Mané Sterling KDB CHO Mount
                                Connolly Abraham Vardy

                          2. jonnybhoy
                            • 6 Years
                            1 month, 19 hours ago

                            Which one guys?

                            A) Rico + 5.5m defender + Auba = -4pts
                            B) Robertson + Soy + Vardy = -4pts

                            1. Zlatanzo
                                1 month, 19 hours ago

                                B

                              • Sailboats
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 4 Years
                                1 month, 19 hours ago

                                B

                            2. pelle9
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 4 Years
                              1 month, 19 hours ago

                              Ryan
                              TAA - Otamendi - Lundy -Tomori
                              Salah - Sterling - KDB
                              Tammy - King Pukki

                              Button - McGinn - Cantwell - Kelly

                              1.7m ITB, 1FT

                              A) Pukki >>> Rashford
                              B) Cantwell >>> CHO

                              Thanks guys.

                              1. Zlatanzo
                                  1 month, 19 hours ago

                                  Rashford?? He will be shifted wide again as Martial is back, not a good option at all imo so B

                                • NABIL - Gettin' Siggy …
                                  • 7 Years
                                  1 month, 19 hours ago

                                  Hold

                                • Sailboats
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 4 Years
                                  1 month, 19 hours ago

                                  B

                              2. DavidKent
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 1 Year
                                1 month, 19 hours ago

                                Does Aguero‘S omission on Saturday mean he is more or less likely to play next week?

                                A) More likely (because Pep rotates, so Aguero has had his turn)

                                B) Leas likely (because he was already rested as no international duties, so him not playing is a sign that Jesus is taking his place)

                                C) it’s Pep. No one knows and it’s a 50/50 call

                                1. Zlatanzo
                                    1 month, 19 hours ago

                                    He was likely rested for CL midweek. I'd say a mixture between A and C

                                  • MANGE TOUT RODNEY
                                    • 4 Years
                                    1 month, 19 hours ago

                                    See what happens in the CL first!

                                  • jtreble
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 3 Years
                                    1 month, 16 hours ago

                                    You’ll know tomorrow.

                                2. TONY123
                                  • 4 Years
                                  1 month, 19 hours ago

                                  Pukki > Jimenez - yes or no?

                                  1. MANGE TOUT RODNEY
                                    • 4 Years
                                    1 month, 19 hours ago

                                    I fancy him at home to United (Pukki).

                                  2. NABIL - Gettin' Siggy …
                                    • 7 Years
                                    1 month, 19 hours ago

                                    Later

                                    Sorry i just hate yes n no questions

                                3. MANGE TOUT RODNEY
                                  • 4 Years
                                  1 month, 19 hours ago

                                  Wildcard active, any thoughts? Cheers.

                                  Ryan

                                  Robertson - Otamendi - AWB - Tomori

                                  Salah - KDB - Maddison - Mount

                                  Aubameyang - Pukki

                                  Bench: Pope; Traore; Soyuncu; Connolly

                                  1. Zlatanzo
                                      1 month, 19 hours ago

                                      Forgot to remove Pukki 😉

                                      1. MANGE TOUT RODNEY
                                        • 4 Years
                                        1 month, 19 hours ago

                                        Yeah maybe, who to bring in though??

                                        1. Zlatanzo
                                            1 month, 19 hours ago

                                            Jimi or Wilson if you have the money. Any reason you gone big in defence?

                                    • DannyDrinkVodka
                                        1 month, 19 hours ago

                                        Pope Button
                                        TAA Digne Soy Lundy Rico
                                        Sterling Son Mahrez Mount Cantwell
                                        Aguero Abraham Greenwood
                                        1 FT .8 ITB

                                        A) Save
                                        B) Son>Maddison
                                        C) Son> Martial
                                        D) Son> CHO
                                        E) Son>Martial, Cantwell>Maddison for -4