Scout Notes

How Leicester’s FPL assets are shaping up ahead of their excellent fixture run

Crystal Palace 0-2 Leicester City

  • Goals: Caglar Soyuncu (£4.8m), Jamie Vardy (£9.4m)
  • Assists: Jamies Maddison (£7.3m), Demarai Gray (£5.2m)
  • Bonus: Soyuncu, Maddison x3, Kasper Schmeichel (£5.1m) x1

If the 9-0 victory over ten-man Southampton hadn’t fully convinced some Fantasy managers that Leicester City were worthy of investment, then maybe Sunday’s quietly impressive win at Selhurst Park would have provided the necessary incentive.

Plenty of Fantasy Premier League bosses did jump on the Foxes after their thrashing of the Saints.

Four of the five most-bought FPL assets of Gameweek 11 were on Leicester’s books, with just under 1.9 million transfers in total being used on Brendan Rodgers’ squad overall.

The cynics and the glass-half-full brigade, understandably pointing to the freak nature of the result and circumstances at St. Mary’s, would have been cautious about Sunday’s fixture in particular, with Crystal Palace having kept clean sheets in three of their five home league fixtures before this weekend.

No top-flight club had conceded fewer goals than the Eagles on their own soil in 2019/20, either.

This was perhaps a final audition for Jamie Vardy (£9.4m) and co, then, with some of the Premier League’s most obliging defences – including Arsenal, Aston Villa, Watford and Norwich City – to come in the next six Gameweeks.

While the goals didn’t flow as heavily as they did on the south coast, the Foxes produced the kind of accomplished performance that – dare we say it – bore the hallmarks of a title-chasing side.

Another tilt at the Premier League crown is probably unlikely but Brendan Rodgers’ side, along with Chelsea, are looking by some distance the best of the rest after Liverpool and Manchester City.

As for the Foxes’ Fantasy assets, there is plenty to excite.

This was another classic Vardy performance, with the Leicester striker anonymous for long periods (he had the fewest touches of any starting FPL forward in Gameweek 11) but somehow always a threat and popping up with his customary late goal after a superb team move when a rare blank seemed on the cards.

The premium FPL forward had already come close to giving the Foxes the lead in the first half, firing at Vicente Guaita (£5.0m) from a narrow angle on 17 minutes and then being narrowly pipped to the ball by the recalled Palace goalkeeper just before the break.

Both of those chances had been set up by sublime balls from James Maddison (£7.3m) and Youri Tielemans (£6.5m), with Vardy peeling off the Palace defence and almost benefitting from his teammates’ vision.

So long as those two playmakers remain fit and firing, then Vardy will get plenty of chances in the weeks and months to come.

The Leicester striker averages 7.43 FPL points per match since Rodgers first took charge at the King Power Stadium ahead of Gameweek 29 last season, and the former Celtic boss was asked about what tweaks he had made to Vardy’s game over the last eight months.

Rodgers said:

Firstly, from a defensive perspective, he’s not having to press the whole back four. He’s a guy that would run all day for you, so it’s now much more synchronised in terms of how he want him to press the game, he’s doing short bursts of pressing. He’s so clever in setting traps to press.

He’s playing more on the corridor, so he’s playing more central. The other guys, it’s their job to create the opportunities.

And I’ve asked him to stay on the last line because he’s such a threat. There was a couple of times there today I thought he was away – and when he’s away, he scores.

He’s a really, really top striker at this level, [we’ve made] some little adjustments that help him. He’s playing with a smile as well, he’s really enjoying his football and that’s always important as a player.

Maddison and Tielemans had as much work to do off the ball as on it at Selhurst Park, with neither posing much of a goal threat in their own right.

Maddison was a creative spark, though, particularly from dead-ball situations.

A goal from a set play had looked like it had been coming even before Caglar Soyuncu (£4.8m) got onto the edge of Maddison’s deflected cross in the 56th minute, with Jonny Evans (£5.1m), Soyuncu and Ricardo Pereira (£6.3m) having gone close with headers.

Evans had indeed looked the likelier scorer up until his fellow centre-half’s opener, with Soyuncu more often the decoy or blocker at free-kicks and corners.

Tielemans, meanwhile, fired over from a well-worked corner on the half-hour mark.

Rodgers said of his side’s work at set-piece situations:

We try to be inventive, we try to be clever. We’re fortunate that we’ve got an incredible technician in James Maddison that can put it where you want.

We were unfortunate with one we worked in the first half, with Youri Tielemans. And then James’ delivery for the goal was fantastic.

We do a lot of work. Games like this here, that are going to be tight, it might be a set piece that wins you the game.

The Foxes kept their fourth clean sheet of the season on Sunday – only Sheffield United and Manchester City have recorded more – and in truth they were scarcely troubled, with a teasing Cheikhou Kouyate (£4.9m) cross and an off-target Wilfried Zaha (£6.7m) curler about as close as the Eagles came to breaching the visitors’ defence.

Ben Chilwell (£5.6m) very nearly recorded his second successive double-digit haul, too, striking the inside of the post from close range in injury time.

While owners of Vardy, Tielemans, Maddison and the Leicester backline would have been relatively content with their assets’ displays, it was another mixed bag from Harvey Barnes (£5.9m) and Ayoze Perez (£6.1m).

The two wingers had shone at St. Mary’s but have been inconsistent for the most part this season, with Sunday another example of that: Barnes was peripheral after a bright start while Perez was frequently dispossessed or errant in possession, although did produce a couple of mazy runs into Palace territory and worked hard off the ball.

Perez’s dallying when clean through allowed Patrick van Aanholt (£5.6m) to get back on the half-hour mark, while Barnes couldn’t take a sublime Maddison pass into his stride later in the match.

While their Gameweek 10 hauls were eye-catching, let’s not forget that it’s just two weeks since Rodgers said that his wingers needed to “do more” for the side.

Palace still have a double-header against Chelsea and Liverpool to come before their FPL assets really demand our attention, with the Eagles top of our Season Ticker from Gameweeks 14-21.

Their attacking options still need to convince Fantasy managers of their worth, however, and Roy Hodgson’s side managed only three shots from inside the Leicester box on Sunday.

A lack of goals has been Palace’s problem for some time now and the creatively limited nature of their midfield – we saw James McArthur (£5.3m) playing in an advanced right-wing role on Sunday – is obviously to the detriment of attacking assets like Zaha and budget striker Jordan Ayew (£5.1m).

Their defence has been a strong-suit for a while and will perhaps be of greater interest to the Fantasy community upon the fixture swing, with the Eagles generally handling Leicester’s threat quite well on Sunday – although they did concede their third goal from a set-piece situation in two Gameweeks.

The fit-again Martin Kelly (£4.1m), still in one in four FPL squads, was only among the substitutes again as James Tomkins (£5.0m) and Gary Cahill (£4.5m) continue to keep him out of the side.

Cahill, McArthur and Kouyate all picked up injuries of varying degrees during the defeat to Leicester, with Hodgson saying of his walking wounded:

The worst one is McArthur because he has been struggling somewhat with a back injury. He definitely felt his back quite seriously during that second half, that’s why we had to take him off. He was actually having a very good game but his back injury prevented him from continuing.

As for Gary Cahill and Cheikh, I think they were blows to the head, which we see more and more these days, but I don’t think either of those two will be out of training on Tuesday. But they may have a sore head I’m afraid this evening and they will need tomorrow to recover.

Reflecting on the match, Hodgson added:

I thought it was a relatively even game. I don’t think I could have asked a lot more from the Palace team than they gave out there today. 

I thought our defensive organisation was good and we restricted them to basically a minimum of chances. Our defending from the set plays and free-kicks had been good but unfortunately one proved too much for us.

We weren’t out of the game even at 1-0. I never had the feeling we were out of this game. But at 2-0, so close to the end, I’m afraid that was a bridge too far and we had to accept then that we weren’t going to get back in it. It was important then, I felt, not to concede more goals because we’d opened up our midfield and gone to a 4-4-2 at 0-1 in an attempt to bring it back to 1-1. That was making it a lot easier for them in that very good midfield area, where they have so many talented players, and I would have been disappointed if we conceded more goals.

Crystal Palace XI (4-3-3): Guaita; Ward, Tomkins, Cahill, Van Aanholt; Milivojevic, Kouyate (Meyer 74′), Schlupp; Zaha, Ayew (Benteke 78′), McArthur (McCarthy 78′).

Leicester City XI (4-1-4-1): Schmeichel; Pereira, Evans, Soyuncu, Chilwell; Ndidi; Perez (Gray 74), Tielemans, Maddison (Praet 90′), Barnes (Morgan 85′); Vardy.

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1,174 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Totti
    • 3 Years
    8 days, 11 hours ago

    really don't know what is the main problem this season
    can anyone tell me what to do with my team

    Ryan pope
    TAA soyoncou lundstram tomori kelly
    sterling KDB mount mcginn cantwell
    aguero vardy abraham

    1 FT 0 itb

    A) aguero -> kane
    B) sterling -> mane
    C) other suggestion

    1. Lukey27
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 days, 11 hours ago

      City overload

      1. Totti
        • 3 Years
        8 days, 11 hours ago

        what to do then?

    2. donlobatto
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 days, 11 hours ago

      I would say Sterling to Mané makes most sense to have the balance for the LIV-MCI clash and set you up for the nice fixture run

      1. Totti
        • 3 Years
        8 days, 11 hours ago

        but sterling might hit me anytime

        1. donlobatto
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          8 days, 11 hours ago

          He might but you need more balance and triple MCI attack is too much

          1. Totti
            • 3 Years
            8 days, 11 hours ago

            who to keep in your opinion?
            A) aguero
            B) sterling

            1. donlobatto
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              8 days, 11 hours ago

              Tbh of the two I’d keep Sterling but I also think you need one of Salah or Mané which is why it’s easier if you use Sterling

            2. Freddiebell
              • 3 Years
              8 days, 11 hours ago

              I got rid of Aguero 2 weeks ago. I'm Keeping sterling

      2. Slouch87 Scott Talent
        • 4 Years
        8 days, 11 hours ago

        Why - what have you done to Sterling that's so bad ?

        1. Totti
          • 3 Years
          8 days, 11 hours ago

          Hahahahahahahaah

    3. jayzico
      • 8 Years
      8 days, 9 hours ago

      I'd keep for now. As hard as that can be.

  2. KingOllie
    • 4 Years
    8 days, 11 hours ago

    This sounds weird but this is my 5th season of FPL, i always finish top 50k, currently am 750k OR - BUT i feel like this is my best season in terms of playing the game. I feel like every move iv made has been the right one and im being patient with the right players and avoiding lots of hits by planning ahead. I still have my wildcard and my team is set up nicely, yet im sat at 750k.

    The reasoning for being so low is probably captaincy, since gwk1 i havnt had a double digit score - and had about 6 blanks (thanks sterling). Plus i feel like this season has been v unpredictable thus far

    Hopefully by continuing and not panicking i can push into top 100k before XMAS

    1. Totti
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 11 hours ago

      apparently it's the toughest season i've ever played

      no many players getting points
      all the teams seems to be the same with percentage 80%

      not a good season at all

      and don't know what is the solution to reach 50K 🙂

      1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        8 days, 11 hours ago

        Get on the right bandwagons early and don't jump on the wrong bandwagons. Don't fluff your armband choices. Easy! 😆

        1. Totti
          • 3 Years
          8 days, 11 hours ago

          hahahahaha
          and how to know it 🙂

      2. Ask Yourself
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        8 days, 11 hours ago

        Sort your problems out quickly, forget everything you thought you knew about patience

        1. KingOllie
          • 4 Years
          8 days, 11 hours ago

          haha we contradicted

          1. Ask Yourself
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            8 days, 11 hours ago

            Xxxx

      3. KingOllie
        • 4 Years
        8 days, 11 hours ago

        Patience is key. There has been lots of unpredictable results/variance so far in the season - i think it will settle over time.

        People often look backwards (ie dont double up on LIV defenders) where they should be looking forwards

        Being ahead of small curves is the way to gain momentum.

        And obviously not captaining blankers every damn GWK

        1. Ask Yourself
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          8 days, 11 hours ago

          Hahahaha

    2. Le Bluff
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      8 days, 11 hours ago

      Agreed.

      I've finished top 40k last 8 seasons (including 3 top 10k finishes) and am finding it a struggle this year.

      Transfers of Yarmolenko, Auba and Otamendi have all let me down. Salah hasn't really delivered. And alternative/rival options (Mane, Vardy etc) have performed well. Captaincy has also been nightmare.

      1. KingOllie
        • 4 Years
        8 days, 11 hours ago

        Yeah i was inside the top1k for a large part of last season, and until this GWK i was sat at 1m !!

        I avoided Pukki early on which hurt me, but obviously glad i didnt transfer him in late.

        Literally just think its captaincy killing me - despite always captaining the 'sensible' choice

    3. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 days, 11 hours ago

      more people have access to this site, more people are using the template, there is more competition as people become better at the game.

      This means now more than ever you have to be willing to take some risks (if you have not already) and move ahead of the curve rather than stick with what everyone else is doing.

    4. Lukey27
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 days, 11 hours ago

      Throw out the fpl dullard playbook mate.

      1. KingOllie
        • 4 Years
        8 days, 11 hours ago

        im the opposite to dullard. hence how i got to 200 OR last season.

        1. Lukey27
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          8 days, 11 hours ago

          Don't live in the past mate

  3. El Rey de Fantasy
    • 5 Years
    8 days, 11 hours ago

    Red arrows after red arrows dissapointment after dissapointment .... What the hell should I do...?? Going in to bottom...

    Pope. Button.
    Tomori. Lundstram. Rico. Lescalles. Engels.
    Mane. Sterling. KDB. Mount. Dendocker.
    Aguero. Abraham. Conolly.

    Should I do:

    1. Aguero + Dendocker > Vardy + Maddison
    Or
    2. Conolly + KDB > Vardy + Mcginn/ Grealish
    Or
    3. Stick to what I have

    Confused...

    1. donlobatto
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 days, 11 hours ago

      1 looks best of those options

    2. Totti
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 11 hours ago

      i would go with 2

  4. unitednations
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    8 days, 11 hours ago

    What to do with Dilva? (Also have Kdb and Sterling)

    A: Save FT and aim to do Sterling + Dilva >> Mane + Maddison in gw13
    B: Save FT and aim to do Sterling + Dilva + Lascelles >> Mane + Robbo + Dendocker (-4) in gw13
    C: Save FT and aim to do Dilva + Vardy + Rashford >> Mane + Jimenez + Ings (-4)
    D: Do Dilva >> Maddison now but then restricted to doing option A in gw13

    1. Totti
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 11 hours ago

      D

  5. BigDaveSaves
    • 4 Years
    8 days, 11 hours ago

    Can't help but feel everyone is going OTT in regards to Salah - after City has a lovely run of games and will be well rested over the international break. I'll be looking to get him in doubling up with Mane.

    1. KingOllie
      • 4 Years
      8 days, 11 hours ago

      Can only captain one of them, think Robbo / Trent offer better PPM

      1. BigDaveSaves
        • 4 Years
        8 days, 11 hours ago

        Yeah this is fair - understandable why most are looking to go down this route. Just don't expect his loss of form to go on for much longer if his injury is recovered form 100%.

        1. KingOllie
          • 4 Years
          8 days, 11 hours ago

          i was keen on Salah / Taa / robbo as my trio.

          But mane making himself essential

    2. donlobatto
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 days, 11 hours ago

      Just depends on his fitness as it is clearly contributing to his dip in overall form atm. I’d monitor for now

    3. Slouch87 Scott Talent
      • 4 Years
      8 days, 11 hours ago

      I have TAA & Robertson and won't be moving either on so it's Mane or Salah.

      1. Ask Yourself
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        8 days, 11 hours ago

        I got them in for last game too did you get to enjoy both their sweet sweet late points? it was very exciting

        1. Slouch87 Scott Talent
          • 4 Years
          8 days, 11 hours ago

          Yes - had the double up for a good few weeks now. Bit slow on the Leicester front though.

          1. Ask Yourself
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            8 days, 11 hours ago

            Yeah I had no Leicester either, well I had perez and benched him for the only game you’d expect me to bench Perez for...
            Must have been nice having all robbo’s attacking points in recent weeks very jealous

            1. Slouch87 Scott Talent
              • 4 Years
              8 days, 11 hours ago

              Yes he's been somewhat overlooked. The Leicester I had was Soy but first on the bench. Fixed it now by getting Maddison & Vardy . Finally happy with my team.

              1. Ask Yourself
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                8 days, 11 hours ago

                Nice one. Auba’s goal and tasty fixtures have me glued to him for now but Maddison super impressed me yesterday and he’s favourite to be my Dilva replacement and I’ll be happy to captain him

                1. Slouch87 Scott Talent
                  • 4 Years
                  8 days, 11 hours ago

                  I had very sceptical about Maddison up until this week but his involvement is total. Hope I've made the correct decision to get him. Auba certainly has the fixtures and is brining in the points in spite of the bizarre tactics of the coach.

    4. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 days, 11 hours ago

      Why will he rested, Egypt have no games?

      1. Slouch87 Scott Talent
        • 4 Years
        8 days, 11 hours ago

        That's what he said "will be well rested "

      2. Ask Yourself
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        8 days, 11 hours ago

        Easy fixtures they probably won’t be allowed to have him given his fitness issues

        1. Eat my goal!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          8 days, 11 hours ago

          Well if he plays this week, figure he’ll go, I imagine they demand his presence for the national team

          1. Ask Yourself
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            8 days, 11 hours ago

            After every game they say he is injured now so think they’re covering their backs. Egypt will be annoyed given they did this last IB (but that was down the Egypt medical team I think) but now it is AFCON qualification time so they will want him but it is only Kenya at home then away to Comoros

            1. Eat my goal!
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              8 days, 11 hours ago

              True, time will tell I guess. Could end up getting the all clear and then making it ten times worse during the intl break - no assumptions should be made, I’m just glad I switched before the price rises.

  6. donlobatto
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    8 days, 11 hours ago

    RP for more replies if possible (thanks Gazza2000 on last page)

    Morning all

    Here is my team as it stands for GW12:

    1FT 0.4itb
    Pope
    TAA, Lunds, Rico
    Mané (v), KDB, Mount, Barnes
    Aguero*, Vardy (C), Abraham
    (McGovern) (Willems, Dendo*, Boly*)

    Over the next couple I plan to do:
    Kun > Jimenez
    Boly > Robbo
    £3.4m to upgrade midfield (either Dendo > ? or upgrade Barnes or Mount)

    I see two main options for me for this week:

    A) Save FT, hope Kun plays and have 2FT for IB moves
    B) Jump on Kun > Jimenez (AVL) now for his good fixture and have the cash to do the Robbo move after MCI and make an informed decision on the mid upgrade

    I’m leaning towards A). What do you think?

    Cheers

  7. odannyboys
    • 7 Years
    8 days, 11 hours ago

    pulisic or maddsion for the next 5?

    I have tammy, vardy and soyuncu.

    1. Niho992
      • 1 Year
      8 days, 11 hours ago

      Madd

  8. Tim
    • 10 Years
    8 days, 11 hours ago

    Help Needed Please.

    Auba out for Vardy gives me the funds to do one of the following for a -4

    Cantwell - to Either Martial or Maddison

    Ings to Tammy.

    Any advice?

  9. Maddamotha
    • 3 Years
    8 days, 11 hours ago

    Best use of 1FT here, or save? 0.7ITB

    Pope
    TAA, Tomori, Rico, Lund
    Salah, Sterling, KDB, Mount
    Vardy, Abraham

    Button, Dendoncker, Soy, Greenwood

    1. Niho992
      • 1 Year
      8 days, 11 hours ago

      Sterling to Martial

      1. Maddamotha
        • 3 Years
        8 days, 11 hours ago

        Thought about it. United very up and down tho.

    2. Tim
      • 10 Years
      8 days, 11 hours ago

      Salah to Mane, or Save.

      1. Maddamotha
        • 3 Years
        8 days, 11 hours ago

        Considering this. Salah doesnt seem fully fit..

      2. Freddiebell
        • 3 Years
        8 days, 11 hours ago

        I'd want mane. Salah off form because he's been carrying a slight injury.

    3. donlobatto
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 days, 11 hours ago

      I’d prob save that. Good team

  10. Niho992
    • 1 Year
    8 days, 11 hours ago

    Top 3 captain options for next GW ?

    1. Ohh1454
      • 1 Year
      8 days, 11 hours ago

      Vardy , Abraham, Jimenez imo

  11. hugothedog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    8 days, 11 hours ago

    Repost because bottomed:

    2 FTs and 0 itb

    Gazzaniga
    TAA - Lunds - Rico
    Sterling - Mount - Kdb - Mane
    Vardy - Tammy - Jiminez

    Subs: Button - Kelly - Dendonker - Lowton

    I am pretty happy with my team but want to use 1 FT
    A) Lowton - > O'Connell (good defense but bad fixtures)
    B) Lowton - > Lascalles (good fixtures)
    C) Lowton - > Jaanmat (good fixtures and attacking potential)

    Any thoughts?

    1. fish&chips
      • 9 Years
      8 days, 11 hours ago

      C

    2. HarryB29
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 days, 11 hours ago

      Wtf is your team value....

      1. Slouch87 Scott Talent
        • 4 Years
        8 days, 11 hours ago

        Attainable .He's got 3 x 4M defs there .

  12. Cruz88
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 days, 11 hours ago

    Ok, need some advice on my next step:

    Pope
    Lundy Trent Soy Robertson (Otamendi
    Mount Mane Sterling KDB (Hudson-Odoi)
    Abraham Jiminez (Connolly)

    A) Sterling and Conolly to Vardy and Maddison (-4, has to be done today, risky one but could pay off in terms of the additional rotatable assets)
    B) Otamendi to Ake for free
    C) Hudson-Odoi to Grealish for free
    D) Something else...

    1. donlobatto
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 days, 11 hours ago

      You need LEI attack so if your options A looks best

  13. Ohh1454
    • 1 Year
    8 days, 11 hours ago

    Is firmino a good option with Liverpools run ?

    1. Tim
      • 10 Years
      8 days, 11 hours ago

      Personally don't like him as a fpl option. But that's just me.

    2. Kopkloppers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 days, 11 hours ago

      Just took him out. Reason being I want Mane GW13

    3. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 days, 11 hours ago

      at the moment not great but once he gets a goal you will see his name flooded across this forum

  14. It’s gonna Ben Mee
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 days, 11 hours ago

    Will Mané cost more than Salah next GW?

    1. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 11 hours ago

      Haha. I said by Christmas they would be the same price

    2. Lukey27
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 days, 11 hours ago

      Mate when Salah bangs in 3 and Mane blanks. Watch all them knees start jerkin

    3. Freddiebell
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 11 hours ago

      Even they were the same price I'd want Mane.

  15. fish&chips
    • 9 Years
    8 days, 11 hours ago

    Evening gentlemen,

    Pope (4.0)
    TAA, Robbo, Chilwell, Lund
    Sterling, KDB, Madds
    Vardy, Abraham, Jimmy

    Cantwell (WAT), Lowton (WHU), McGinn (wol)

    0FT, 0.4 ITB

    GTG? bench order correct?

    1. JoeSoap
      • 6 Years
      8 days, 11 hours ago

      Looks good. Defenders likely to concede though most teams will be in the same boat.

  16. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • 3 Years
    8 days, 11 hours ago

    1FT, 0.1ITB. Dare I go Agüero >> Vardy? Gulp!!...

    Pope
    TAA • Söy • Tomori
    KDB • Mount • Mané • Maddison • Martial
    Agüero • Tammy
    (McG. Lunds. Rico. Connelly)

    1. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 11 hours ago

      Looks like he’s the best captaincy pick it’s a rough one. I’m probably going to be happy captaining Maddison or Martial so you to you whether you feel the same. Aguero remains a good pick and will be key for those upcoming tough fixtures but so will Vardy for those upcoming easy ones for way cheaper

  17. odannyboys
    • 7 Years
    8 days, 11 hours ago

    Why are we all gravitating to madds and not tielemans

    1. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 11 hours ago

      Most of the time Leicester will be playing vs 11 players so the best player in the team will be the one to have in that case. Free kicks, corners and second choice on pens if anything happens to Vardy. Incredibly good at shooting and passing his points can come from so many places

      1. odannyboys
        • 7 Years
        8 days, 11 hours ago

        I had madds last season and he was hit and miss. Definitely a marked improvement this season. Tilelemans has lower ownership and I feel he can be more explosive. Am I trying to be too clever!!?

        1. Ask Yourself
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          8 days, 11 hours ago

          I think you are but not necessarily a bad thing but I think case unnecessary imo

    2. KingOllie
      • 4 Years
      8 days, 11 hours ago

      peng ting

      1. odannyboys
        • 7 Years
        8 days, 11 hours ago

        You are.

    3. BigDaveSaves
      • 4 Years
      8 days, 11 hours ago

      Set pieces you'd think.

  18. Kopkloppers
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 days, 11 hours ago

    Has Lundstram ever played at the back?

    1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 days, 11 hours ago

      no misjudgement by fpl towers. One of many this season

      1. Kopkloppers
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        8 days, 11 hours ago

        Where else do you think. I know half of the midfield options should be rated as forwards.

    2. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 days, 11 hours ago

      I think this whole "overlapping centre backs" tactics made labelling very difficult

      1. Kopkloppers
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        8 days, 11 hours ago

        As far as I know, he has never played in defense. I hear you though but should have looked at one of the stats websites.

  19. JoeSoap
    • 6 Years
    8 days, 11 hours ago

    Anyone care to comment on WC team or fill blanks? Have £16m.

    Appreciate it is fairly template and looking at Martial, Jimmy, Leicester mid. Haven't looked at keepers yet.

    Pope/Heaton
    Robertson, Tomori, Soyu, Rico, Lundstrum
    Mane, KDB, Dendo, Mount, xxxxx
    Abraham, Vardy, xxxxx

  20. HarryB29
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    8 days, 11 hours ago

    Can achieve the following team using free transfers for GW13, look good for a plan?

    Pope
    TAA Robertson Lundstram
    KDB Mount Mane Maddison
    Jimenez Abraham Vardy

    Button Soyuncu Rico Cantwell

    1. Bigdshane
        8 days, 10 hours ago

        Exactly the same team I was thinking of getting. Almost feels too balanced tho lol

    2. ViperStripes
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      8 days, 11 hours ago

      DSilva looks like he's out for at least 1 GW.

      So I can either rely on my bench (Dunk vs ManU, Cantwell vs Watford)

      Or use a transfer.
      a) Maddison 7.3 - great fixtures, for a while
      b) McGinn 5.8 - cheap, 2 great fixtures only
      c) Perez 6.1 - better stats than Maddison and cheaper

      With 0.0itb currently, the cheaper the better to give flexibility in future weeks.

      1. Ask Yourself
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        8 days, 11 hours ago

        I’m getting Maddison and captaining. Wouldn’t play dunk vs United

      2. Corgzzzz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        8 days, 11 hours ago

        I am keeping, largely as I may have benched him this GW anyway, but after LFC game he has two weeks to recover during IB and he has been gold for me all season...………..

    3. CC22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      8 days, 10 hours ago

      Currently got a team of:

      Pope, Button
      TAA, Soyuncu, Lundstram, Tomori, Mings
      Sterling, KDB, Mount, Yarmolenko, Cantwell
      Aubameyang, Vardy, Abraham

      2FT and 0.2 in the bank.

      Leaning towards Auba & Yarmo out for Jiminez & either Martial/Maddison/Tielemans, and then next week will look to get Mane in for one of the City midfielders.

      Which of the three midfield options do people think is the best choice? Can't decide if a Leicester mid will be overkill with Vardy and Soyuncu already.

    4. Lukey27
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 days, 10 hours ago

      Do people try to avoid contradictions with their starting teams?
      For example i'm thinking of playing Pope and Yarmolenko. When i could play Heaton instead

    5. Bigdshane
        8 days, 10 hours ago

        Thinking of selling sterling for mane. Other city/Liverpool players I’ve got are salah, taa, kdb. Is this a good move?

        1. Lukey27
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          8 days, 10 hours ago

          All the sheep are selling Sterling/Salah>Mane
          Be a maverick mate and hold

      • jayzico
        • 8 Years
        8 days, 9 hours ago

        Am I the only person on here to own Ramsdale?

        Really regretted buying him 2 weeks ago when I realised AFCB hadnt kept a cleanie but he has kept one last two games.

        Lucky or what.