Scout Notes

Guardiola keeps Fantasy managers guessing with Carabao Cup team selection

We round up the key Fantasy talking points from Tuesday night’s Carabao Cup ties in our latest Scout Notes article.

Manchester City 3-1 Southampton

  • Goals: Nicolas Otamendi (£5.5m), Sergio Aguero (£12.1m) x2 | Jack Stephens (£4.3m)
  • Assists: Bernardo Silva (£7.9m), Kyle Walker (£5.9m), Riyad Mahrez (£8.5m) | James Ward-Prowse (£5.8m)

Sergio Aguero (£12.1m) scored twice as Manchester City swept past Southampton and into the quarter-finals of the Carabao Cup.

Seeing the words ‘Sergio’ and ‘Aguero’ pretty much anywhere in a League Cup report is never likely to delight Fantasy managers, but these days he’s not even the biggest gamble in the ever-vexing game that is Pep Roulette.

Just under two million Fantasy Premier League (FPL) teams currently involve the Argentinian. That equates to 26.2%, well down on City’s main men this season, Kevin De Bruyne (£10.2m and 39.2%) and the 38.9%-owned Raheem Sterling (£12.1m).

The Belgian watched the tie from the bench, while Sterling wasn’t even in the squad last night. As a result, both look like shoo-ins for Gameweek 11 inclusion, also at home to Southampton.

Then again, Pep Guardiola moves in mysterious ways, his rotations to perform, so nothing can ever be entirely taken for granted.

And Aguero’s shrinking ownership – he’s currently the second-most sold player this week, with close to 200,000 getting rid – should not necessarily assume the worst.

The striker played the full 90 minutes against the Saints and did the same in the Champions League demolition of Atalanta last Tuesday.

But a mere 14 minutes of Premier League action over the last two Gameweeks gives him plenty of scope for inclusion at the weekend, particularly as his rival for the forward slot, Gabriel Jesus (£9.5m), also played 87 minutes last night.

That makes it 267 minutes of pitch-time in the last ten days for the Brazilian, so if something’s got to give, it might be Jesus. Alternatively, Guardiola could field them both again in Gameweek 11. We’ll find out for sure at 2pm on Saturday, by which time most managers will have handed the captain’s armband to either De Bruyne or Sterling, you suspect.

The City boss made nine changes to the team that beat Aston Villa in Gameweek 10, with only Jesus and Bernardo Silva (£7.9m) surviving.

The Portugal international set up the opening goal when he received a short corner and dinked it into the area for Nicolas Otamendi (£5.5m) to head home.

That exposed the defensive shortcomings of a Southampton side with five members of their 9-0 drubbing by Leicester City involved, but little could be done about City’s second, a sweeping move which Aguero finished when he volleyed in a Kyle Walker (£5.9m) cross.

The tie was essentially over not long after the break, Aguero reacting quickest to Riyad Mahrez‘s (£8.5m) shot being charged down, and a Jack Stephens (£4.3m) header from James Ward-Prowse‘s (£5.8m) corner was the very definition of a consolation goal.

But such was the severity of last Friday’s mauling by Leicester that a 3-1 defeat had elements of positivity about it for the Saints, even if it took them 65 minutes to fashion a shot on goal.

They sat deep and sucked up the pressure for long periods, a tactic almost certain to be used again at the weekend and which could be seen as further evidence that Guardiola might field both of his strikers for a second time.

Guardiola gives little away about his selections, and his post-match comments about the pair were suitably cryptic.

The City boss said:

It was also a good opportunity to play Sergio and Gabriel Jesus together, playing closer to the goal. Gabriel is an incredible fighter defensively.

You could interpret that as an endorsement of Jesus’ qualities for away games against tougher opponents, and yet he’s now started the last two matches, at home, against Villa and Southampton.

Second-guessing Pep’s plans remains the stuff of madness. What is sure for now is that De Bruyne is regarded as the key asset by Fantasy managers as he’s the only player in the top five for transfers-in who didn’t beat the Saints 9-0 last Friday.

A repeat of that scoreline in Gameweek 11 looks increasingly unlikely, with Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl happy enough despite the latest loss.

The Saints boss said:

It was a defeat but a reaction and after a very, very difficult night on Friday to come here and play against one of the strongest sides on this planet, you can think about easier challenges to have.

In the second half, you could see that we got a little bit more self-confidence, we pressed a little bit higher, had a few good moments and also with the ball we had more calmness, and we showed that we could also play football.

They’ll have to play a lot more football to avoid another defeat on Saturday, but there was enough in last night’s performance to suggest the Leicester debacle has been partially exorcised, which is not the greatest of news for managers betting the house on big hauls from City players.

Man City XI: Bravo, Walker (Cancelo 65), Otamendi, Garcia, Jose Angelino (Stones 79), Bernardo Silva, Doyle, Foden, Mahrez, Aguero, Jesus (Bernabe 87).

Southampton XI: McCarthy, Valery, Stephens, Bednarek, Danso, Ward-Prowse, Romeu (Vokins 90+1), Hojbjerg, Armstrong, Long (Redmond 68), Boufal (Adams 69).

Burton Albion 1-3 Leicester City

  • Goals: Kelechi Iheanacho (£5.7m), Youri Tielemans (£6.5m), James Maddison (£7.3m)
  • Assists: Tielemans, Dennis Praet (£5.3m), Demarai Gray (£5.2m)

Leicester City booked their place in the last eight with a win that was only truly sealed in the final few minutes of an entertaining tie.

Only Jonny Evans (£5.1m) and Youri Tielemans (£6.5m) kept their places from the side that humiliated Southampton, but the Foxes remained slick and dangerous despite the overhaul and should have put the game to bed long before Demarai Gray (£5.2m) set up substitute James Maddison (£7.3m) to make it 3-1 in the last minute of regular time.

They certainly started well enough, Tielemans’ ball across goal handing Kelechi Iheanacho (£5.7m) a tap-in after just seven minutes, with the in-form midfielder then doubling the advantage not long afterwards from a Dennis Praet (£5.3m) pass.

That made it three goals and two assists from the last three matches in all competitions for Tielemans. Small wonder, then, that he is one of four Leicester players in the top five for purchases this week.

The other three, Jamie Vardy (£9.3m), Ben Chilwell (£5.5m) and Ayoze Perez (£6.1m), played no part in last night’s tie, and only Vardy made the squad.

For the 6.3% of managers with Tielemans in their sides, the fact that he played the full 90 minutes at Burton should be of little concern. The Belgium international is clearly a go-to guy for manager Brendan Rodgers as he’s played all but nine minutes of every single league and cup match this season.

Maddison has been used more sparingly, with last night’s seven-minute cameo allowing him to make it back-to-back goals – and four in the last five matches in all competitions – for the 15%-owned asset.

The form of both midfielders bodes well for Gameweek 11’s trip to Crystal Palace, as it does for Harvey Barnes (£5.9m), who was given a 24-minute run-out against Burton, although he couldn’t add to his run of five assists from his last four matches.

Despite missing some good chances to seal the victory long before Maddison’s clincher, the Foxes are clearly in a very good place at the moment, as assistant manager Chris Davies stressed post-match.

Davies said:

You saw the strength of the squad tonight and the performance was good. We’ve not done it just to give them a bit of game-time, we’ve done it because we trust them. There’s a lot of belief at the moment and the confidence is really high.

Palace will provide a far sterner test than either Burton or Southampton this weekend, but Leicester’s schedule is still attractive up to Gameweek 18’s trip to Manchester City and investment in their key players is currently looking like a very wise long-term strategy.

Leicester City XI: Ward, Justin, Morgan, Evans, Fuchs, Choudhury (Ndidi 88′), Praet (Maddison 83′), Tielemans, Gray, Albrighton, Iheanacho (Barnes 66′).

Everton 2-0 Watford

  • Goals: Mason Holgate (£4.4m), Richarlison (£7.9m)
  • Assists: Theo Walcott (£6.2m), Cenk Tosun (£5.7m)

Everton bounced back from their VAR-inspired woes of the weekend with a solid victory over fellow Premier League strugglers Watford.

The win was just reward for a much-improved second-half display from the home side, but it came at the cost of another injury to centre-half Yerry Mina (£5.4m), who managed only 41 minutes before a knee issue required Michael Keane (£5.5m) to take his place.

Another change, at half-time, was the key to the victory, however.

Manager Marco Silva had opted to start out-of-sorts striker Moise Kean (£6.5m) wide on the right against the Hornets. It didn’t work, and Theo Walcott (£6.2m) replaced him after the interval, a move which Silva saw as a turning point.

The Everton boss said:

Theo had a big impact again, the change we made had a big impact on our second half. Theo was always a really important player for me, he knows that. He is in a good moment and will help us in the next games as well.

Walcott remains a major Fantasy troll to many, so Everton’s second goalscorer on the night, Richarlison (£7.9m), is likely to catch more eyes.

The 6.5%-owned midfielder has been used as a striker in recent league outings and has now produced attacking returns (a goal and two assists) in three straight matches in all competitions, with last night’s goal set up by substitute Cenk Tosun (£5.7m).

He was one of six players to keep their places from Saturday’s bruising 3-2 loss at Brighton, with another, Mason Holgate (£4.4m), possibly in line for another start in Gameweek 11 should Mina’s injury not clear up in time.

The former England U21 international provided an assist at the weekend and opened the scoring against Watford when he turned in Walcott’s cross for his first Everton goal.

But anyone tempted by his lowly price tag and newly-found taste for attacking output should only be in it for the short term.

Spurs will bring a poor away record with them to Goodison Park at the weekend, and the next two fixtures, at Southampton and home to Norwich, look favourable. But then it gets much, much worse, with a five-match run involving Leicester, Liverpool, Chelsea, Manchester United and Arsenal.

That should usher in further sales of the side’s most popular player, the 19.4%-owned Lucas Digne (£5.9m), who played the full 90 minutes last night and was unlucky when a trademark free-kick hit the woodwork.

Alex Iwobi (£5.8m), again preferred to Gylfi Sigurdsson (£7.5m) in the number 10 role, also hit the frame of the goal as Everton hit their stride after the break. They were helped to a large degree by the central midfield partnership of Andre Gomes (£5.3m) and Fabian Delph (£5.4m), who were starting together for only the second time this season.

That partnership brings a work-rate and durability to the Toffees that will be needed in abundance once that tough run kicks in from Gameweek 14.

As for Watford, manager Quique Sanchez Flores made eight changes from the team that drew 0-0 with Bournemouth in Gameweek 10.

They failed to make it three clean sheets from their last four outings in all competitions last night, and their continued toothlessness up front – they managed just the one shot on target – means there is little Fantasy excitement to be had in their ranks at present.

Flores’ midfield options weren’t helped by an injury to Domingos Quina (£4.4m) that forced him off after 39 minutes at Goodison.

Everton XI: Pickford, Holgate, Mina (Keane 41′), Coleman, Digne, Andre Gomes, Delph, Kean (Walcott 45′), Iwobi, Richarlison, Calvert-Lewin (Tosun 80′).

Watford XI: Gomes, Cathcart, Prodl (Kabasele 65′), Mariappa, Femenia, Hughes, Quina (Doucoure 39′), Chalobah, Foulquier, Gray, Pereyra (Deulofeu 67′).

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437 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Printing Mane
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    22 days, 18 hours ago

    Anyone (c) Kun ?

    1. BERGKOP
      • 8 Years
      22 days, 18 hours ago

      Good option. Don't have him but could be a solid choice.

    2. Pep Roulette
      • 2 Years
      22 days, 17 hours ago

      I am doing it!

    3. Toblerone52 - Hung like a H…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      22 days, 17 hours ago

      Nah TC sterling

    4. yakirh
      • 3 Years
      22 days, 17 hours ago

      For sure.

    5. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      22 days, 17 hours ago

      Yep!

      I'm pretty sure it will be disastrous but it is GW11, not GW31, so even if it backfires it is possible with some good luck in the second half of the season to climb somewhere halfway respectable (maybe)

    6. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      22 days, 17 hours ago

      Awful option. Most likely he starts on the bench honestly this weekend and then plays Atalanta and Liverpool.

    7. OneDennisBergkamp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      22 days, 17 hours ago

      I'm doing it. No way he misses a 3rd PL game on the spin, he would surely be pissed off about that and I can't remember the last time that happened with him.

      Aguero (c) is the way to go.

      1. Big Mac 24
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        22 days, 17 hours ago

        I think I agree, and you just know that if you transfer him back out he's gonna start and net a hattie.

        I'm hoping that he and Mahrez both start, and Sterling is rested!!! #catamongst

  2. Daghe Munegu
    • 3 Years
    22 days, 18 hours ago

    Need some help please
    2 ft 0.1 itb

    Pope
    TAA Otamendi Tomori
    Salah Sterling KDB Yarmolenko
    Wilson Abraham Ayew

    Button Rico Soy Guendouzi

    1. BERGKOP
      • 8 Years
      22 days, 18 hours ago

      Either Ota or Pope out

      1. germanyozil10
        • 2 Years
        22 days, 18 hours ago

        Ota out for Vardy

        1. BERGKOP
          • 8 Years
          22 days, 17 hours ago

          That's impossible

          1. Dave Bauer
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            22 days, 17 hours ago

            It is with that attitude.

    2. MaticMVP
      • 1 Year
      22 days, 17 hours ago

      Downgrade Ota and upgrade Wilson to Vardy?

  3. DAZZ
    • 5 Years
    22 days, 18 hours ago

    Do we honestly need all these articles with game reviews? For every competition? I can’t remember the last time i read one in full. Does anyone read them all?

    1. BERGKOP
      • 8 Years
      22 days, 18 hours ago

      No.

    2. Skonto Rigga
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 2 Years
      22 days, 17 hours ago

      If you don't want to read them, don't read them - I'd say they're still valid given that they may (or may not) affect team selections in GW11. Agree that EFL Cup games don't warrant in-depth match reports, hence why they're shorter in length than our usual ones.

      1. DAZZ
        • 5 Years
        22 days, 17 hours ago

        Ok sorry for expressing an opinion.

        1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
          • 1 Year
          22 days, 17 hours ago

          Tbf He didn't say that you shouldn't express your opinion.

          1. Skonto Rigga
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 2 Years
            22 days, 17 hours ago

            Damn, I missed that bit out.

        2. Witty Pun: Not good at this…
          • 2 Years
          22 days, 17 hours ago

          No need to be defensive lol. He didn't attack you. Fwiw I usually read them

    3. Snevitz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      22 days, 17 hours ago

      Yes

    4. J ⚒ Gimme your Mané…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      22 days, 17 hours ago

      I read them

    5. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      22 days, 17 hours ago

      I don't read any articles on here at all

      1. Skonto Rigga
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 2 Years
        22 days, 17 hours ago

        Me neither

        1. DAZZ
          • 5 Years
          22 days, 16 hours ago

          i dont blame you!

    6. jtreble
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      22 days, 17 hours ago

      Useful for me.

  4. germanyozil10
    • 2 Years
    22 days, 18 hours ago

    Ederson Button
    TAA Tomori Soy Lund Rico
    Salah Sterling KDB Mount Dendoncker
    Vardy Abraham Wickham

    Happy with this team, but Liv fixtures after week14 make me want to hv 3 Liv players.

    Should I make below 4 changes to ensure I hv 3 Liv 3 Mc and Vardy at the same team?

    Ederson Tomori Salah Wickham
    To
    Alisson Stones Mane Connolly

    Do you like below team after week14?
    Alisson (Button)
    TAA Stones Soy Lund (Rico)
    Sterling Mane KDB Mount (Dendoncker)
    Vardy Abraham (Connolly)

    Need your help, thanks!

    1. BERGKOP
      • 8 Years
      22 days, 17 hours ago

      Pool fan. Not convinced by our performances lately. Yes, we've been getting the results but we've been looking suspect at the back.

      I would focus on two attacking assets if anything

      1. germanyozil10
        • 2 Years
        22 days, 17 hours ago

        Salah & Mane are beast, but really hard to give up Sterling.

        Just thing Alisson is more easy to buy in.

  5. Hybrid.power
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    22 days, 18 hours ago

    Drop Abraham for Vardy or Mount for Tielemans? Or drop Pukki for Vardy and take a hit?

    1. BERGKOP
      • 8 Years
      22 days, 17 hours ago

      Wouldn't drop either of Abraham or Mount in any case.

      Pukki - > Vardy is the most attractive option even with a hit

    2. Maddamotha
      • 3 Years
      22 days, 17 hours ago

      I would not drop Tammy for Vardy, or Mount for Tielemans. I dropp Pukki for Vardy, but probably not for this week, at least.

    3. Blunder fc
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      22 days, 17 hours ago

      vardy has palace away, I'd wait one week and not take the hit for pukki, bench him in the meantime if you have good cover

  6. Maddamotha
    • 3 Years
    22 days, 17 hours ago

    De Bruyne is regarded as the key asset by Fantasy managers as he’s the only player in the top five for transfers-in who didn’t beat the Saints 9-0 last Friday.

    Says a lot really...

  7. PocketZola
    • 2 Years
    22 days, 17 hours ago

    What do you think of this?

    pope
    taa lund rob
    pul sterling kdb madd mount
    vardy abrah

    1. BERGKOP
      • 8 Years
      22 days, 17 hours ago

      Good

  8. Pep Roulette
    • 2 Years
    22 days, 17 hours ago

    Everyone knows that it's impossible to predict Pep! But in your opinion how would City line up on the weekend?

    Ederson
    Cancelo Stones Fernandinho Mendy
    KDB Gundo DSilva
    Mahrez Aguero Sterling

    1. T-BOX ⚽
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      22 days, 17 hours ago

      Bilva in for Mahrez and I think that’s it mate

    2. Blunder fc
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      22 days, 17 hours ago

      ederson
      cancelo otamendi fernandinho mendy
      kdb gundo foden (has to be one super leftfield choice)
      bilva aguero sterling

      1. Pep Roulette
        • 2 Years
        22 days, 17 hours ago

        DSilva was rested yesterday!

      2. Big Mac 24
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        22 days, 17 hours ago

        Sterling out will be the leftfield one :-)......... i hope

    3. Skull And Gnomes 9 SCOTT TA…
      • 2 Years
      22 days, 16 hours ago

      In light blue, that's as far as I go these days.

  9. PocketZola
    • 2 Years
    22 days, 17 hours ago

    vvd flagged as dead leg

    sell rob or taa for a -4?

    1. BERGKOP
      • 8 Years
      22 days, 17 hours ago

      No

    2. Toblerone52 - Hung like a H…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      22 days, 17 hours ago

      No VVD will be fine

    3. Blunder fc
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      22 days, 17 hours ago

      no

  10. Blunder fc
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    22 days, 17 hours ago

    Got a benching problem, a good benching problem
    Who to drop?
    a) Mount - wat (a)
    b) connoley - nor (h)
    c) martial - bou (a)
    d) yarmolenko - new (h)
    would be easy if norwich weren't so terrible defensivly

    1. BERGKOP
      • 8 Years
      22 days, 17 hours ago

      B

    2. Toblerone52 - Hung like a H…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      22 days, 17 hours ago

      Yarmo

    3. Pep Roulette
      • 2 Years
      22 days, 17 hours ago

      B! Trossard might start in place of Connoley.

      1. Blunder fc
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        22 days, 17 hours ago

        very good point thank you

  11. RedJive79
      22 days, 17 hours ago

      Good to go??

      Pope
      Cancelo / TAA / Tomori
      Mane / KDB (v) / Mount / Yarmo
      Kun (c) / Vardy / Pukki

      Bench: Button, Lunds, Dendoncker, Hanley

    • Toblerone52 - Hung like a H…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      22 days, 17 hours ago

      At 1.8 million now and feeling like going for it this week. Got sterling in for Kun and putting the TC chip on him!

      Let's go!

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

        x

        1. Toblerone52 - Hung like a H…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          22 days, 17 hours ago

          Oowee

      2. Blunder fc
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        22 days, 17 hours ago

        good luck

        1. Toblerone52 - Hung like a H…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          22 days, 17 hours ago

          Thanks pal

      3. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        22 days, 17 hours ago

        Going for it would be keeping Kun and putting the TC on him 😉

        #Justsaying

        1. dbeck
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          22 days, 17 hours ago

          I was thinking this, bringing in Raz is hardly going for it and most people will captain him

        2. Pep Roulette
          • 2 Years
          22 days, 17 hours ago

          This

        3. Toblerone52 - Hung like a H…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          22 days, 17 hours ago

          Oh well. Sold him now. What will be will be. At my rank I don't really care anymore

    • dbeck
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      22 days, 17 hours ago

      g2g, 3m itb anything for a hit?

      Pope
      Lundy TAA Tomori
      Sterling KDB CHO Maddo
      Kun Connolly Tammy

      McGovern Soy Rico Dendonker

      1. Maddamotha
        • 3 Years
        22 days, 17 hours ago

        Thats a lot of cash in the bank. Did Wilson to Connolly?

        1. dbeck
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          22 days, 17 hours ago

          yeah only so I could do Mane to Sterling. Plan is to do Kun to Vardy then after the city game do CHO or Maddo to Salah or MAne

    • Disturbed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      22 days, 17 hours ago

      Stick with this for one more gw and reassess with 2 fts next gw?

      pope
      taa dunk lund
      mane kdb Maddison mount
      kun Wilson tammy

      button soyuncu rico dendo

      1. Bobby Digital
        • 2 Years
        22 days, 17 hours ago

        Yup

    • Klopp For The Kopps 😆
      • 4 Years
      22 days, 17 hours ago

      A) Firmino Maddison
      B) Kane Perez
      (Already have Vardy)

      1. BERGKOP
        • 8 Years
        22 days, 17 hours ago

        Don't like either.

    • yakirh
      • 3 Years
      22 days, 17 hours ago

      Who to play?
      A. Tomori
      B. Soyuncu

      Feels 50\50 to me, please help 🙂

    • Would Ed Woodward
        22 days, 17 hours ago

        Richarlison seems to have quietly come into a bit of form, hmm.

        1. Aleksei
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          22 days, 17 hours ago

          yes, indeed, but too late Iguess, cause we have cheaper options scoring better then him

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

        Maupay more GA's, SiB and penalty area touches than Auba. Up against Norwich.

        Nice.

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

          ...and a better chance/minute rate than Sterling.

        2. Aleksei
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          22 days, 17 hours ago

          are you talking yourself into buying him? I am letting Auba score before selling him:)

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

            I'm probably getting as part of a 3 trade mini WC -4...should be able to at least break even.

            The its an easy switch to Ings/Jota/Ayew

        3. T-BOX ⚽
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          22 days, 17 hours ago

          Then disastrous fixtures. I don’t want to burn two transfers on him

          1. tokara
            • 5 Years
            22 days, 17 hours ago

            Form over fixtures

        4. Would Ed Woodward
            22 days, 17 hours ago

            Norwich made us look like an attacking force, they're so bad.

            1. Maddamotha
              • 3 Years
              22 days, 17 hours ago

              Martial did mate. United has been up against worse teams in Rochdale, Astana etc and still created nada. Martial is very important for Uniteds attack.

              1. Would Ed Woodward
                  22 days, 17 hours ago

                  Martial played against Partizan and we were still terrible, maybe it was Rashford and Martial together rather than specifically him, Rash had his best game in a long time.

                  1. Maddamotha
                    • 3 Years
                    22 days, 17 hours ago

                    True. How do you feel about Martial or Rash as fantasy assets?

                    1. Would Ed Woodward
                        22 days, 17 hours ago

                        I brought Martial in this week. I'll always be pessimistic when it comes to Utd though, we've had a lot of false dawns with the odd good performance since Fergie left and still reverted to dross, can't argue with Martial's value though plus I had Mahrez to get rid of.

                        1. Maddamotha
                          • 3 Years
                          22 days, 17 hours ago

                          Yeah I want Martial. Had him at the start. Great player imo, and always delivers points no matter how bad United are.

              2. KingOllie
                • 4 Years
                22 days, 17 hours ago

                Selling auba on my wildcard in a couple weeks for.... Jordan Ayew 😀

              3. _Ninja_
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                22 days, 17 hours ago

                Done Auba to Maupay last week.

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

                  nice!

            2. Aleksei
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              22 days, 17 hours ago

              people are betting on City - Soton, but just for comparison Watford conceded only 4 goals in 4 games after 0:8 defeat. And I think Southhampton will never again in this season have such a horrible defending. Yeah, I am talking myself out of trippling uo on City. In fact, I am going to give Auba opportunity to score big before I sell him in GW12.

              Pope
              Chilwell, Tomori, Lundstram
              KDB, Mane, Maddison, Mount
              Auba(C), Vardy, Abraham

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

                look at Auba stats the last 3 weeks vs Bourne, Sheff and cpal

                1. Aleksei
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  22 days, 17 hours ago

                  what about Vardy's stats before a hattrick?:)

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

                    Vardy is 2 mill cheaper though. Plays striker. On penalties. Highest scorer in PL since Rodgers took over. Always had a high conversion rate.

                2. Pep Roulette
                  • 2 Years
                  22 days, 17 hours ago

                  Exactly! He is too costly to blank at such juicy fixtures!

              2. Would Ed Woodward
                  22 days, 17 hours ago

                  Southampton conceded 3 last night.

                • dbeck
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  22 days, 17 hours ago

                  Watford had a new manager and system to learn which has resulted in there better defensive stats. He arrived for the city game but adnt had time to coach the players. Soton still have their manager, its going to be carnage

              3. Pep Roulette
                • 2 Years
                22 days, 17 hours ago

                When should I do DSilva to KDB? Probably after GW13?

                1. tokara
                  • 5 Years
                  22 days, 17 hours ago

                  When kdb look sharper than now

                  1. Pep Roulette
                    • 2 Years
                    22 days, 17 hours ago

                    Good point!

              4. KingOllie
                • 4 Years
                22 days, 17 hours ago

                we g2g? who to bench?

                a) Soyboy (cpl)
                b) Tomori (wat)

                Heaton
                Robbo Lundstram Tomori
                Sterling(C) KDB Mount Maddison
                Auba Vardy Tammy

                Soy / Cantwell / Reid

                1. BERGKOP
                  • 8 Years
                  22 days, 17 hours ago

                  A

              5. Tshelby
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                22 days, 17 hours ago

                The one with the most votes wins :

                A) Pukki, Otamendi, Hayden -> Connolley, Tomori, Martial (-4)
                B) Pukki, Otamendi, Hayden -> Ayew, Janmaat, Martial (-4)

                1. Pep Roulette
                  • 2 Years
                  22 days, 17 hours ago

                  Will all of them be your starters?

                  1. Tshelby
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    22 days, 17 hours ago

                    Not necessarily got a decent bench

                2. dbeck
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  22 days, 17 hours ago

                  The one without Ayew. A

                3. Aleksei
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  22 days, 17 hours ago

                  A)

                4. BERGKOP
                  • 8 Years
                  22 days, 17 hours ago

                  A

                5. Maddamotha
                  • 3 Years
                  22 days, 17 hours ago

                  A

              6. migas2k7
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                22 days, 17 hours ago

                Tielemans or Maddison and why?

                1. Dele
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  22 days, 17 hours ago

                  Madders, set pieces and feel he has as much assist potential as Tielemans in open play.

                  1. migas2k7
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    22 days, 17 hours ago

                    Tiele also has a good share of set pieces.

                2. Ron_Swanson
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  22 days, 17 hours ago

                  I’d toss a coin or go with lower ownership in your minileague depending on your position

              7. Dele
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                22 days, 17 hours ago

                No other fires to put out... Mount to Maddison worth it?

                1. dbeck
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  22 days, 17 hours ago

                  no

                2. BERGKOP
                  • 8 Years
                  22 days, 17 hours ago

                  Why are people ditching Mount???

                  1. Brosstan
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    22 days, 16 hours ago

                    Let them

              8. afsr
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                22 days, 17 hours ago

                Any point in getting Dilva for KdB? Like they mentioned in the Scoutcast, KdB seems to be dropping a little deeper, so less chances of goals now, and Dilva has started 8 out of 10 games

                1. afsr
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  22 days, 17 hours ago

                  I currently have Sterling + KdB, thinking of going Sterling + Dilva

                2. Ron_Swanson
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  22 days, 17 hours ago

                  I wouldn’t say there’s any need to swap unless you need the cash. KdB will still get attacking returns

                  1. afsr
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    22 days, 17 hours ago

                    I am a bit strapped, looking to get Martial in and someone like Mendy or Chilwell.

                    1. Ron_Swanson
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      22 days, 17 hours ago

                      Personally I’d leave it. I’d be loathe not to have KdB in my team and youve probably got value in him you’d be losing.

                3. BERGKOP
                  • 8 Years
                  22 days, 17 hours ago

                  No

              9. Ron_Swanson
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                22 days, 17 hours ago

                Otamendi and Kelly to Chilwell and 3.9? Would need to do it today probably as looks like Chilwell going up again.

                1. BERGKOP
                  • 8 Years
                  22 days, 17 hours ago

                  No. Chilwell is not a good fantasy asset.

                  1. Ron_Swanson
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    22 days, 17 hours ago

                    What would you do then? It’s probably won’t play. I’ll have Rico coming off the bench which is fine but need to do something with Ota

                    1. BERGKOP
                      • 8 Years
                      22 days, 17 hours ago

                      I'm holding Ota just in case he plays with Rico as 1st sub too.

                  2. Murder On Zidanesfloor
                    • 1 Year
                    22 days, 16 hours ago

                    Why do you say that?

                    1. Witty Pun: Not good at this…
                      • 2 Years
                      22 days, 16 hours ago

                      Because usually he isn't given a minute to perfect his cross, when he's under pressure his end product isn't ideal.

                      1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
                        • 1 Year
                        22 days, 16 hours ago

                        No chance he might get better now? Just 22, that kind of performance gives a huge confidence boost that too under a new manager.

              10. korbendallas82
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                22 days, 17 hours ago

                Hey. Im trying to do a bit of homework, and take use of the Public stat tables in Members Area. Attacking defenders was usefull.
                I also took a look at goals imminent. But only 5 names are on it. Is it a easy way to get a bigger list of names up on that list?

                And are there any stat tables you can recomend? The goals imminent table had 5 names as i said. Among them was Firmino and McGinn. Suggesting i should keep them.

                Hope my post was not to long. Any reply is helpfull.

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

                Good (c) and bench?

                Pope
                TAA/Lund/Tomori
                Mane/KDB(c)/Maddison/Mount
                Auba/Vardy/Abraham

                Button/Rico/Soy/Hayden

                1. BERGKOP
                  • 8 Years
                  22 days, 17 hours ago

                  Yes

              12. Don Kloppeone
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                22 days, 17 hours ago

                Some nice food for thought

                Number 2. for top scorer duos this season:
                https://www.transfermarkt.co.uk/premier-league/scorerduos/wettbewerb/GB1

                Looking at Kun and Sterling's detailed stats in the league this year and previous, pretty much every time either has scored more than 1 goal in a match, it is when the other is on the pitch. SO maybe ..... everyone wins 😉

                https://www.transfermarkt.co.uk/sergio-aguero/leistungsdatendetails/spieler/26399/plus/1?saison=&verein=281&liga=&wettbewerb=GB1&pos=&trainer_id=
                https://www.transfermarkt.co.uk/raheem-sterling/leistungsdatendetails/spieler/134425/saison//verein/281/liga/0/wettbewerb/GB1/pos/0/trainer_id/0/plus/1

              13. Rhodes your boat
                • 3 Years
                22 days, 17 hours ago

                Gtg? 1FT 0.9itb

                Pope
                Taa tomori Lund
                Salah sterling(c) kdb dilva CHO
                Abraham jimi

                Button soy rico greenwood

                1. BERGKOP
                  • 8 Years
                  22 days, 17 hours ago

                  Save. Looks good. CHO the question mark but otherwise gtg

                  1. Rhodes your boat
                    • 3 Years
                    22 days, 17 hours ago

                    Agreed, might hold one more week