Scout Notes

Clean sheet loss mars another fine Chelsea away performance

Watford 1-2 Chelsea

  • Goals: Gerard Deulofeu (£6.1m) | Tammy Abraham (£7.9m), Christian Pulisic (£7.2m)
  • Assists: None | Jorginho (£5.1m), Abraham
  • Bonus: Abraham x3, Pulisic x2, Deulofeu x1

Chelsea continued their fine away form at Vicarage Road on Saturday evening, registering their fifth successive victory on their travels.

The narrow winning margin flattered Watford, who had Ben Foster (£4.8m) to thank for keeping the scoreline down as Chelsea swarmed all over their hosts.

Any Fantasy manager who opted to back the Blues ahead of their fixture swing in Gameweek 7 has been nicely rewarded, with Frank Lampard’s side scoring 13 goals and winning all five league matches since their defeat to Liverpool in September.

It’s away from home where Chelsea have really shone this season.

No Premier League club has scored more goals or registered more shots on the road than the Blues in 2019/20.

It took just four minutes of Saturday’s encounter at Vicarage Road for Lampard’s side to add to their tally, with Tammy Abraham (£7.9m) latching onto a majestic Jorginho (£5.1m) pass and lobbing Foster to put Chelsea ahead.

Abraham turned provider for Christian Pulisic (£7.2m) to tap in after the break but there were numerous other chances besides, with Abraham wasting the best of them when being denied by Foster from ten yards.

The busy Watford goalkeeper also prevented Mason Mount (£6.9m) from recording a fifth attacking return away from home, pushing one of the midfielder’s efforts onto the bar, and did brilliantly to claw out a looping Pulisic header from a Willian (£7.1m) corner.

Mount was again thwarted by Foster after the break and Pulisic was only prevented from scoring a second goal when the hosts’ shot-stopper stuck out a boot to deflect the American’s shot wide.

Abraham was also inches away from turning in a Mateo Kovacic (£5.3m) cross-shot and there were some real positive signs for owners of Chelsea’s cut-price attacking assets, with Mount, Pulisic and Abraham registering 12 shots between them on Saturday.

Lampard was full of praise for his troops, whilst also bemoaning the Blues’ profligacy and Foster’s goalkeeping:

We dominated the game, played some great football for big periods of it and created enough chances. You have to give credit to Ben Foster because he made some great saves but we feel ourselves that there’s at least three or four goals in that game.

Two goals is never enough to put a game to bed. We’ve felt that already this season and it’s been a bit of a story of our season at times, especially away from home, but that shouldn’t take away from how well we played.

I enjoyed watching a lot of the play. For 25 minutes, it was outstanding and we controlled it, then we got a bit sloppy but again in the second half the link between Jorginho, Mateo Kovacic and Mason Mount a bit higher was really good. They’re all comfortable on the ball, they have the ability to find a forward pass and break the line and Kovacic, in particular, drove from midfield a couple of times. I thought they were outstanding.

Asked about why his side were so potent away from west London, Lampard added:

Maybe away from home teams open up against us slightly more. I don’t think today was one of those days but it’s happened in certain games, which then gives us the opportunity with the pace we’ve got in forward areas that we can counter-attack and create chances. Whereas at the Bridge, teams come and make it difficult for us to do that with as much freedom.

Those cautionary words from Lampard may well be at the back of Fantasy managers’ minds, too, with three of Chelsea’s next four league games being home fixtures against Crystal Palace, West Ham United and Aston Villa.

While Mount maintained his ever-present league record and Abraham started his ninth top-flight game in a row, regular starts aren’t something that Callum Hudson-Odoi (£6.0m) can count on – at least for now.

Following his blank in Gameweek 10, the Chelsea winger served up a one-point cameo off the bench on Saturday with Pulisic handed another start down the left flank.

Speaking of the USA international and his poacher’s goal, Lampard said:

It’s great to see Christian scoring a goal from four yards out. I love to see that because he could have decided not to go the extra mile and then that ball flashes across the face but nobody gets on the end of it.

If he continues doing that sort of thing then the goals will rack up because there are a lot of goals to get in the six-yard box. I thought his general performance was top as well.

There was also frustration for owners of Chelsea’s defensive assets, who were scarcely troubled and cruising towards a third clean sheet of the season before some over-playing at the back resulted in Jorginho fouling Gerard Deulofeu (£6.1m) – the contentious spot-kick being awarded and subsequently converted after VAR intervention.

Emerson (£5.5m) returned from injury to depose Marcos Alonso (£6.3m) from the left-back slot, while there was an eighth straight start for Fikayo Tomori (£4.8m) at centre-half.

Tomori and Kurt Zouma (£4.7m) drew praise from their manager after full-time, although Lampard did also highlight the looming return of Andreas Christensen (£4.9m) and, further down the road, Antonio Rudiger (£6.0m).

The Chelsea boss said:

Andreas is nearly fit and Rudi’s got some problems so he might be a bit longer, but I need that competition.

‘I’m very pleased with how they’re both playing, I think they looked very composed against Watford and didn’t look bothered at all throughout the whole game. It’s nice they’ve been able to form a little bit of a partnership, but we need all four so when the others come back it’ll be even better for the competition.

Christensen, N’Golo Kante (£5.0m) and Ross Barkley (£5.6m) were indeed all pictured in training on Monday morning and the French midfielder has been passed fit for the Champions League game against Ajax.

Kante’s services may well be needed in Gameweek 12, with Jorginho suspended for the visit of Palace after collecting his fifth booking of the campaign.

Easier tests await Watford over the approaching three Gameweeks, with Norwich, Burnley and Southampton to come for the Hornets.

Most Fantasy managers are likely to be shying clear of the Watford attack despite the favourable fixture swing, with the Hornets having scored only two goals in the last six Gameweeks.

The fact that their two big chances in this game came from a gift of a penalty and the head of Foster – up for a corner in injury time – said much about their offensive threat, with one off-target curler from Deulofeu in the first half about the best of their opportunities from open play.

The imminent return of Troy Deeney (£6.2m), a favourite of Quique Sanchez Flores during the Watford manager’s first spell, can’t come soon enough based on recent evidence.

Sanchez Flores has made a definite improvement from a defensive perspective of late but the Hornets’ back five couldn’t live with Chelsea’s potent attack and it’s safe to say that Foster has kept his side in it over the last two Gameweeks – only Paulo Gazzaniga (£4.5m) has made more saves than the Watford custodian during this period.

Matches against out-of-form sides likes Norwich, Burnley and Southampton, of course, ought to offer better clean sheet opportunities for the likes of Daryl Janmaat (£4.3m).

Sanchez Flores was greeted with boos when withdrawing Janmaat late in the game, with Kiko Femenia (£4.2m), rather than an attacking option, thrown on in his place.

The Watford manager said afterwards:

It’s normal because sometimes in the stands we are reading a different match and probably they are thinking we have one striker on the bench. But from my point of view I have the feeling with Janmaat, we are not deep anymore.

He made a very, very good first half but he’s not deeper anymore and we need someone deeper, so the only player we have to do that in this moment was Kiko [Femenia]. Someone fresh and the position was normal, player for player.

One defender who Watford may well be without next weekend is Craig Cathcart (£4.4m), who was withdrawn with a back injury in the first half.

Sanchez Flores said:

I think he had some spasm in the back. He didn’t report anything during the week and even in the warm-up, it’s okay, nothing. But I told you in the press conference this week I said the players, when they are playing with these kind of pressures – so heavy, so bad – the body could react in a lot of directions that we can’t control.

Probably it’s the first time I’ve seen Cathcart leaving after five minutes but now the pressure is there, it’s inside of the players and the muscles are reacting differently.

Watford XI (5-4-1): Foster; Janmaat (Femenia 75′), Dawson, Cathcart (Mariappa 20′), Kabasele, Masina; Deulofeu 6.5, Chalobah (Hughes 67′), Doucoure, Pereyra; Gray.

Chelsea XI (4-3-3): Kepa; Azpilicueta, Tomori, Zouma, Emerson; Kovacic, Jorginho, Mount; Willian (James 90′), Abraham (Batshuayi 87′), Pulisic (Hudson-Odoi 83′).

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  1. Dynamic Duos
    • 6 Years
    6 months, 22 days ago

    Tielemans actually a good pick?

    1. SHOOTER MCGINN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 22 days ago

      I like the look of him as a player. Definitely considering but Maddison is probably the safer pick.

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 6 Years
        6 months, 22 days ago

        But I've only got 6.5m.

    2. Homer21
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 22 days ago

      I'm torn between Tielemans and Maddison, leaning towards Tielemans at the moment but.......

      1. Lindelol
        • 1 Year
        6 months, 22 days ago

        why leaning towards Tielemeans when Maddison on set pieces??

        1. WWF
          • 2 Years
          6 months, 22 days ago

          Price only

  2. SHOOTER MCGINN
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 22 days ago

    Have exact cash to do Agüero, Dilva and Cantwell to Vardy, Tielemans and Salah.

    With Vardy and Tielemans going up fast and Agüero falling, is it worth doing these tonight? Cantwell to Salah I could save until after the City game but leaves me with millions sat in the bank (but not taking -4).

    1. Devo-McDuff
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 22 days ago

      Wouldn't you rather have Mane? In form, cheaper and not carrying niggling injury.

      1. SHOOTER MCGINN
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        6 months, 22 days ago

        Already have Mane. Going for the double up.

    2. baps sniffer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 22 days ago

      You have Mane already?

      1. SHOOTER MCGINN
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        6 months, 22 days ago

        Yeah. Going for the double attack for the good fixtures run.

        1. clodhopper
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          6 months, 22 days ago

          Carrying an injury

          1. SHOOTER MCGINN
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            6 months, 22 days ago

            Surely going to be fit after the international break? Can see him pulling out of the Egypt squad

  3. Bookkeeper
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 22 days ago

    Overthinking?
    Lots of posts from Managers discussing their plans to sell City players because they are playing big clubs in the next 4 gameweeks:

    liv
    CHE
    MUN
    ars

    All these teams have leaky defences and these are teams which City can score big against with the exception of Liverpool. Look at last seasons results:

    liv 0-0
    CHE 6-0
    MUN 3-1
    ars 2-0

    Here we can see City scored 11 goals and conceded just 1 goal in the 4 fixtures. That's 2.75 goals scored per game.

    i'm holding onto my City assets, if they get a result against Liverpool, they will be extra motivated. It can also improve your rank if managers are selling their City players.

    Besides, this season has shown City are unpredictable and easy fixtures for them don't always yield the most player points.

    1. DantheManinaPan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 22 days ago

      I think selling Sterling and KDB is likely to bite a lot of people

      1. Bookkeeper
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        6 months, 22 days ago

        City vs Chelsea could be a goalfest.

      2. Zico Senna
        • 8 Years
        6 months, 22 days ago

        Yeah, selling non nailed players and blankers are really gonna hurt us.

        1. DantheManinaPan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          6 months, 22 days ago

          Sounds to me like you're letting your emotions control your decision making.

          Sterling and KDB are the 1st and 4th highest "expected points" scorers in the game so far this season (with Salah 2nd and Aguero 3rd).

          It's entirely possible that they don't do so well over the next few, but it's certainly improbable, and to be so confident that they won't score big is naive and nonsensical

    2. Good Times
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 22 days ago

      You're spot on, although mostly selling players that are likely to be rotated and are being rotated currently (Aguero). Sold aguero myself but holding onto sterling and Kdb

    3. Jullepuu
        6 months, 22 days ago

        Exactly what I'm thinking

      • Yank Revolution
        • 8 Years
        6 months, 22 days ago

        Let. Them. Sell.

    4. RED_ARMY
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 22 days ago

      Third pool asset from gw 13 (have Taa + Mane):
      a) Robbo
      b) Firmino
      c) Mo

      1. Devo-McDuff
        • 1 Year
        6 months, 22 days ago

        A

      2. The_Fish
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        6 months, 22 days ago

        a

      3. FourLokoLeipzig
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        6 months, 22 days ago

        A unless B or C get back to top form over the next couple of games

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

        B

    5. Dynamic Duos
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 22 days ago

      Opinions on this please.

      Chambers and Yarmolenko to Janmaat and Tielemans?

      1. Pep Roulette
        • 2 Years
        6 months, 22 days ago

        I liked your Auba+Yarmolenko to Martial+Jimenez

        1. Dynamic Duos
          • 6 Years
          6 months, 22 days ago

          Hmmm ok , this does give me the option to bring in Robbo to. Losing Aubameyang is a tough one though.

          1. baps sniffer
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            6 months, 22 days ago

            People telling to ditch Auba don't own him and haven't checked fixtures imo.

            1. Jullepuu
                6 months, 22 days ago

                People saying "ditch auba" are the one's who suffered trough his 3 blanks and got rid

      2. Pep Roulette
        • 2 Years
        6 months, 22 days ago

        Unbiased opinion needed! If you had to own only one City player, then who?

        A. KDB
        B. Sterling

        1. DantheManinaPan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          6 months, 22 days ago

          I really wouldn't want to lose either. Those two + Mane + Vardy really isn't unreasonable.

          If I really had to lose one, it'd be KDB

          1. baps sniffer
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            6 months, 22 days ago

            Auba is cheaper than Sterling, has better fixtures and even more points atm imo. Cannot sacrifice him now instead of Sterling.

        2. Garth Marenghi
          • 4 Years
          6 months, 22 days ago

          A

        3. Devo-McDuff
          • 1 Year
          6 months, 22 days ago

          KDB better value. I think he will be freed up a bit more once Rodri comes back as he is helping cover Gundo in defence a bit at the moment. He can still deliver nice returns in the meantime.

        4. Bossworld
          • 1 Year
          6 months, 22 days ago

          Sterling. But I've got an awful lot of team value tied up in KDB so loathe to sell him.

          It's getting a bit ridiculous, I was contemplating benching KDB this weekend as I've got nagging doubts about benching any of my back 5

          1. FourLokoLeipzig
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            6 months, 22 days ago

            I’m leaning that way too

        5. Homer21
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          6 months, 22 days ago

          I'd hold KDB

        6. The_Fish
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          6 months, 22 days ago

          I'd find a way to keep both.

        7. THFC4LIFE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          6 months, 22 days ago

          Rather have KDB, set and forget, how often would you captain Sterling over the next 6-8 weeks?

        8. baps sniffer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          6 months, 22 days ago

          I went for A

          1. clodhopper
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            6 months, 22 days ago

            Keep kdb

      3. S.Kuqi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        6 months, 22 days ago

        Thoughts about Lacazette from gw13 onwards?

        1. Bossworld
          • 1 Year
          6 months, 22 days ago

          As it stands I'm happily going to go an entire season without any Arsenal players.

          (And possibly man utd, Everton, Watford to name but a few)

          1. S.Kuqi
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            6 months, 22 days ago

            Those Arsenal fixtures between 13-16 just looks so temptibg

        2. Devo-McDuff
          • 1 Year
          6 months, 22 days ago

          Maybe, monitor the next few games. Emery's propensity to sub him early is annoying.

          I'm an Auba owner and plan to keep until at least after the Norwich game but would like to see their midfield form improve as they're just not creating enough chances for the strikers at the moment. If they don't I'll ditch.

        3. andres
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          6 months, 22 days ago

          too expensive for me

      4. Tube!!
        • 5 Years
        6 months, 22 days ago

        Already done Salah Kun > Mane Jimmy

        Cantwell or McGinn > Tielemans??

        Pope
        VVD Tomori Lundstram
        Mane KDB Mount McGinn
        Jiménez Vardy Tammy

        Button Rico Mings Cantwell

        1. andres
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          6 months, 22 days ago

          mc ginn

          1. Tube!!
            • 5 Years
            6 months, 22 days ago

            Would prevent bench headache!!

        2. Devo-McDuff
          • 1 Year
          6 months, 22 days ago

          For a hit, nah.

          If you can afford to do Cantwell to him I'd use the money to upgrade VVD to TAA instead after City match. Besides McGinn is good and fixtures get better soon.

          1. Tube!!
            • 5 Years
            6 months, 22 days ago

            Yeah after City VVD to TAA and Mings to Robbo.

      5. andres
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        6 months, 22 days ago

        Bottomed with such a good post!

        Sell one:

        A Sterling
        B KDB

        Buy one:

        C Tielamans
        D Madds

        1. andres
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          6 months, 22 days ago

          Both Madds and Tielemans rising tonight.. so probably need to make the trade as my budget is already stretched..

        2. Garth Marenghi
          • 4 Years
          6 months, 22 days ago

          A

          1. andres
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            6 months, 22 days ago

            and the buy? 😉

        3. Devo-McDuff
          • 1 Year
          6 months, 22 days ago

          A, D

        4. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
          • 3 Years
          6 months, 22 days ago

          AD... But make sure you got a plan to bring Sterling back in at some point...

          Wouldnt make the transfer if you are not uograding someone else with the Cash this round as well though

          1. andres
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            6 months, 22 days ago

            I might consider a hit depending on how I am feeling later in the week.

            would consider pulisic (for cantwell in a 3-5-2) or Jimenez in a 3-4-3 (as is)

        5. baps sniffer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          6 months, 22 days ago

          A

          1. baps sniffer
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            6 months, 22 days ago

            Tielemans is cheaper, so if money and future plans demand cash, he is an option imo.

        6. g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          6 months, 22 days ago

          A&D

      6. lordkippe
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        6 months, 22 days ago

        Which combo :

        A : Wilson & Mendy
        B : Jimenez & Robertson
        C : Vardy & Rico
        D : Rashford & Maguire

        1. andres
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          6 months, 22 days ago

          c

        2. Devo-McDuff
          • 1 Year
          6 months, 22 days ago

          C if you have options to rotate Rico. Maybe B otherwise. Definitely not A or D.

        3. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
          • 3 Years
          6 months, 22 days ago

          B imo if you need to play the included defender often

        4. TheDragon
          • 2 Years
          6 months, 22 days ago

          It’s B or C

          C this week, B after this week

        5. Yank Revolution
          • 8 Years
          6 months, 22 days ago

          C

      7. rokonto
        • 4 Years
        6 months, 22 days ago

        Just remembered i told u all man city wouldn't go nuts vs Southampton

        https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/comment/21107683

        1. elchilangles
          • 1 Year
          6 months, 22 days ago

          mystic meg

          1. rokonto
            • 4 Years
            6 months, 22 days ago

            Heheh 😀

        2. AuFeld
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          6 months, 22 days ago

          Even a broken clock is right twice a day.

          1. rokonto
            • 4 Years
            6 months, 22 days ago

            Lolz

        3. FOO FIGHTER
            6 months, 22 days ago

            You were right 😉

            1. rokonto
              • 4 Years
              6 months, 22 days ago

              *thumb up* 🙂

        4. TheDragon
          • 2 Years
          6 months, 22 days ago

          Ryan, Button
          TAA, Robertson, Soyuncu, Lund, Rico
          Mount, Maddison, X , X, X
          Vardy, Abraham, X

          Which do you prefer for the X’s?

          A) Mane, KDB, Dendoncker, Jimenez (play 3-4-3 primarily - defence benching headaches)
          B) Mane, KDB, McGinn, Connolly (play a variety of formations)
          C) Salah, KDB, McGinn, Connolly
          D) Salah, Sterling, Dendoncker, Connolly (play 4-4-2and 3-4-3)

          I’m having trouble letting go of Salah & Sterling!

          1. _Ninja_
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            6 months, 22 days ago

            A imo

            1. TheDragon
              • 2 Years
              6 months, 22 days ago

              Thanks - that’s the one I have exact money for which means I’d have to pull the trigger tonight.

              Guess I could always get Tielmans over Maddison and then money not an issue

              No salah and Sterling scares me

              1. Zico Senna
                • 8 Years
                6 months, 22 days ago

                No Salah only would, not the latter.

          2. Would Ed Woodward
            • 1 Year
            6 months, 22 days ago

            A will be the same team that I have for GW13 apart from Maddison instead of Martial.

            1. TheDragon
              • 2 Years
              6 months, 22 days ago

              Is that good or bad?! 😉

              I just hate the fact that if Salah and Sterling go it’s very hard to get them back

              1. Would Ed Woodward
                • 1 Year
                6 months, 22 days ago

                lol, undoubtedly bad although you can probably pick captains. I lost Salah on WC a few weeks back and have been fine since, plan was to bring him back but Mane is looking the better option, that ankle injury is worrying.

        5. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
          • 3 Years
          6 months, 22 days ago

          Questions for fantasy CL (domestic version):

          A) Abraham or Origi?
          B) Captain Mbappe or Lewa?
          C) Do you reckon J. Gomez will start?

        6. Inazuma X1
          • 2 Years
          6 months, 22 days ago

          Who to get for long term first?

          1. Grealish
          2. Trossard

          1. TheDragon
            • 2 Years
            6 months, 22 days ago

            Grealish when the fixtures turn in a few weeks

            Trossard would be golden if he was nailed to start each week

          2. Twisted Saltergater
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            6 months, 22 days ago

            Grealish

        7. andres
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          6 months, 22 days ago

          People seem to prefer Madds over Tielemans.. is that because of last gameweek?

          Surely Tielamans is more explosive, he is more of an offensive players in a meaning that he gets into those dangerous positions and can score more. Am I missing something?

          1. Zico Senna
            • 8 Years
            6 months, 22 days ago

            Tiele does play firther up i feel, there'll be games where he hauls and Madds doesn't, just like the whole Salah/Mane situation. I'd still prefer Tiele though, always looks further advanced.

            1. Zico Senna
              • 8 Years
              6 months, 22 days ago

              further*

          2. baps sniffer
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            6 months, 22 days ago

            Maddison set pieces?

            1. andres
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              6 months, 22 days ago

              yeah so that will pay off every now and then but once Tielemans is on the scoresheet he will get all the baps

              1. Lindelol
                • 1 Year
                6 months, 22 days ago

                what about Perez then?

        8. Twisted Saltergater
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          6 months, 22 days ago

          I'm hemoraging team value by sitting patiently the past couple of weeks. Thing is I can't quite decide which route to take.

          A. Otamendi > Robertson (TAA + Robbo double up)
          B. Otamendi > Janmaat (would enable Pukki > Firmino or Martial > KdB)
          C. Pukki > 8.4m

          Would quite like Pukki home to Watford, then get rid. So it comes down to whether I should double up on the Liverpool defence or not?

          1. g40steve
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            6 months, 22 days ago

            This week maybe not best week for Pool double defence, I have had it from the start & still not paid off.

            1. Twisted Saltergater
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              6 months, 22 days ago

              Exactly, but prices are moving so quick. I'd rather bring him in now and bench him for Lundstram than sit on my hands and suffer more Otamendi price drops.

              Will wait until after Liverpool have played Genk, though.

              1. WWF
                • 2 Years
                6 months, 22 days ago

                City to Liv is totally justifiable. Robbo TAA Firmino of the bits posted above (although I have Robbo Mane and Firmino, no room for TAA) ...

        9. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
          • 4 Years
          6 months, 22 days ago

          Planning a route from CHO-Kun-Boly and price rises will affect some options...
          Best trio?
          A. Robbo - Lei mid/Martial - *Jimenez/Lacazette
          B. Willems/Saiss - Lei mid/Martial - Aubameyang/Firmino
          C. Janmaat - Salah - Jimenez

          Place yer preferences (with all the detail you can).
          *A has cash leftover with Jimi as does B with Bobby.

        10. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          6 months, 22 days ago

          Mad to consider switching out Söyüncü to get Maddison as 3rd Leicester attacker instead??? Have Vardy Soyuncu and Tielemans currently!!

          1. WWF
            • 2 Years
            6 months, 22 days ago

            Soy to Pereira for me I think

        11. FOO FIGHTER
            6 months, 22 days ago

            I think teams figured Pep out. He cannot play 2-0-8 anymore with his lyncpin in defence missing = Laporte.

            Pep tried it with Ota and the plan failed.

            He has no option but to play Fernandinho now.

            KDB now the water carrier.

            Come on Pool, bring out the cheese grater!

          • how now brown cow
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            6 months, 22 days ago

            Good enough to stay vardy-less or do I succumb to the inevitable?

            Auba-Jimenez-Abraham

            1. WWF
              • 2 Years
              6 months, 22 days ago

              Yes

          • LM00091
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            6 months, 22 days ago

            Can't decide on the defence...

            (3-4-3)
            Ryan / (Button)
            TAA, Tomori, Lund (Rico, Söyüncü)
            Mane, KDB, Tielemans, Mount
            Aguero, Vardy, Abraham(c)