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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
    3 months, 9 hours ago

    Anyone (c) Kun ?

    1. BERGKOP
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 9 hours ago

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

    2. Pep Roulette
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 9 hours ago

      I am doing it!

    3. Toblerone52 - Hung like a H…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 9 hours ago

      Nah TC sterling

    4. yakirh
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 9 hours ago

      For sure.

    5. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 9 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
      3 months, 9 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
      3 months, 8 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
        3 months, 8 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
    3 months, 9 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
      3 months, 9 hours ago

      Either Ota or Pope out

      1. germanyozil10
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 9 hours ago

        Ota out for Vardy

        1. BERGKOP
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 9 hours ago

          That's impossible

          1. Dave Bauer
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 9 hours ago

            It is with that attitude.

    2. MaticMVP
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 9 hours ago

      Downgrade Ota and upgrade Wilson to Vardy?

  3. DAZZ
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 9 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
      3 months, 9 hours ago

      No.

    2. Skonto Rigga
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 9 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
        3 months, 9 hours ago

        Ok sorry for expressing an opinion.

        1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 9 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
            3 months, 9 hours ago

            Damn, I missed that bit out.

        2. Witty Pun: Not good at this…
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 8 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
      3 months, 9 hours ago

      Yes

    4. J ⚒ Gimme your Mané…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 8 hours ago

      I read them

    5. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 8 hours ago

      I don't read any articles on here at all

      1. Skonto Rigga
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 8 hours ago

        Me neither

        1. DAZZ
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 7 hours ago

          i dont blame you!

    6. jtreble
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 8 hours ago

      Useful for me.

  4. germanyozil10
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 9 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
      3 months, 9 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
        3 months, 9 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
    3 months, 9 hours ago

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

    1. BERGKOP
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 9 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
      3 months, 9 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
      3 months, 9 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
    3 months, 9 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
    3 months, 9 hours ago

    What do you think of this?

    pope
    taa lund rob
    pul sterling kdb madd mount
    vardy abrah

    1. BERGKOP
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 9 hours ago

      Good

  8. Pep Roulette
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 9 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. IRBOX ⚽
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 9 hours ago

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

    2. Blunder fc
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 9 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
        3 months, 9 hours ago

        DSilva was rested yesterday!

      2. Big Mac 24
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 8 hours ago

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

    3. Skull And Gnomes 9 SCOTT TA…
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 8 hours ago

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

  9. PocketZola
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 9 hours ago

    vvd flagged as dead leg

    sell rob or taa for a -4?

    1. BERGKOP
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 9 hours ago

      No

    2. Toblerone52 - Hung like a H…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 9 hours ago

      No VVD will be fine

    3. Blunder fc
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 9 hours ago

      no

  10. Blunder fc
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 9 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
      3 months, 9 hours ago

      B

    2. Toblerone52 - Hung like a H…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 9 hours ago

      Yarmo

    3. Pep Roulette
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 9 hours ago

      B! Trossard might start in place of Connoley.

      1. Blunder fc
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 9 hours ago

        very good point thank you

  11. RedJive79
    3 months, 9 hours ago

    Good to go??

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

    Bench: Button, Lunds, Dendoncker, Hanley

  12. Toblerone52 - Hung like a H…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 9 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
      3 months, 9 hours ago

      x

      1. Toblerone52 - Hung like a H…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 9 hours ago

        Oowee

    2. Blunder fc
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 9 hours ago

      good luck

      1. Toblerone52 - Hung like a H…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 9 hours ago

        Thanks pal

    3. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 9 hours ago

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

      #Justsaying

      1. dbeck
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 9 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
        3 months, 9 hours ago

        This

      3. Toblerone52 - Hung like a H…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 9 hours ago

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

  13. dbeck
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 9 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
      3 months, 9 hours ago

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

      1. dbeck
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 9 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

  14. Disturbed
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 9 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
      3 months, 8 hours ago

      Yup

  15. Klopp For The Kopps 😆
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 9 hours ago

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

    1. BERGKOP
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 9 hours ago

      Don't like either.

  16. yakirh
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 9 hours ago

    Who to play?
    A. Tomori
    B. Soyuncu

    Feels 50\50 to me, please help 🙂

  17. Would Ed Woodward
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 9 hours ago

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

    1. Aleksei
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 9 hours ago

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

  18. Christina.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 9 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
      3 months, 9 hours ago

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

    2. Aleksei
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 9 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
        3 months, 8 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. IRBOX ⚽
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 9 hours ago

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

      1. tokara
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 9 hours ago

        Form over fixtures

    4. Would Ed Woodward
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 9 hours ago

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

      1. Maddamotha
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 9 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
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 9 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
            3 months, 8 hours ago

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

            1. Would Ed Woodward
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 8 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
                3 months, 8 hours ago

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

    5. KingOllie
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 9 hours ago

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

    6. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 9 hours ago

      Done Auba to Maupay last week.

      1. Christina.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 8 hours ago

        nice!

  19. Aleksei
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 9 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
      3 months, 9 hours ago

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

      1. Aleksei
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 9 hours ago

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

        1. Christina.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 8 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
        3 months, 9 hours ago

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

    2. Would Ed Woodward
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 9 hours ago

      Southampton conceded 3 last night.

    3. dbeck
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 9 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

  20. Pep Roulette
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 9 hours ago

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

    1. tokara
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 9 hours ago

      When kdb look sharper than now

      1. Pep Roulette
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 9 hours ago

        Good point!

  21. KingOllie
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 9 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
      3 months, 8 hours ago

      A

  22. Tshelby
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 9 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
      3 months, 9 hours ago

      Will all of them be your starters?

      1. Tshelby
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 9 hours ago

        Not necessarily got a decent bench

    2. dbeck
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 9 hours ago

      The one without Ayew. A

    3. Aleksei
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 9 hours ago

      A)

    4. BERGKOP
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 8 hours ago

      A

    5. Maddamotha
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 8 hours ago

      A

  23. migas2k7
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 9 hours ago

    Tielemans or Maddison and why?

    1. Dele
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 9 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
        3 months, 8 hours ago

        Tiele also has a good share of set pieces.

    2. Ron_Swanson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 8 hours ago

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

  24. Dele
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 9 hours ago

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

    1. dbeck
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 8 hours ago

      no

    2. BERGKOP
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 8 hours ago

      Why are people ditching Mount???

      1. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 7 hours ago

        Let them

  25. afsr
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 8 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
      3 months, 8 hours ago

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

    2. Ron_Swanson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 8 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
        3 months, 8 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
          3 months, 8 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
      3 months, 8 hours ago

      No

  26. Ron_Swanson
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 8 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
      3 months, 8 hours ago

      No. Chilwell is not a good fantasy asset.

      1. Ron_Swanson
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 8 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
          3 months, 8 hours ago

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

      2. Murder On Zidanesfloor
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 8 hours ago

        Why do you say that?

        1. Witty Pun: Not good at this…
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 8 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
            3 months, 8 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.

  27. korbendallas82
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 8 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.

  28. Atimis
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 8 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
      3 months, 8 hours ago

      Yes

  29. Don Kloppeone
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 8 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

  30. Rhodes your boat
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 8 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
      3 months, 8 hours ago

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

      1. Rhodes your boat
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 8 hours ago

        Agreed, might hold one more week