Scout Notes

Trossard back on FPL radar but tough fixtures limit Brighton assets’ appeal

Brighton and Hove Albion 2-0 Norwich City

  • Goals: Shane Duffy (£4.9m), Leandro Trossard (£5.8m)
  • Assists: Trossard, Martin Montoya (£4.5m)
  • Bonus: Montoya x3, Trossard x2, Lewis Dunk (£4.6m) x1

The return to fitness of an early-season differential has caught our attention over the last fortnight.

Leandro Trossard (£5.8m) hinted at his Fantasy potential in the opening month of the 2019/20 campaign, scoring against West Ham United in Gameweek 2 and catching the eye in this new-look Brighton and Hove Albion side.

The Belgian was indeed among the top five Fantasy Premier League midfielders for expected goal involvement (xGI) in his first three starts in English football.

His eight-week absence has resulted in a price drop and, besides an Aston Villa player or two, there are few more attractive midfield options in the sub-£6.0m bracket at present.

The Belgium international returned from injury in Gameweek 10, coming off the bench to provide a telling assist in the 3-2 win over Everton.

Again named as a substitute against Norwich City on Saturday, Trossard once more changed the game upon his introduction.

The summer signing from Genk first showed predatory instincts to get onto the end of a Martin Montoya (£4.5m) cross on 67 minutes before showcasing his set-piece threat when providing a whipped delivery that substitute Shane Duffy (£4.9m) converted to seal the win.

The Belgian created twice as many chances as anyone on show at the Amex, despite playing for little more than half an hour.

His manager, Graham Potter, said of his contribution after the game:

Leandro got the goal which changed the game – they’re the most important thing in football.

It’s nice for him to come on and influence the game again like he did last weekend, as you can imagine he’s really eager to start – but he’s still coming back from an injury and so it’s good for us to be able to use him in the latter stages of the game.

Trossard himself said:

I like to play between the lines, find space and help the team by getting assists or scoring goals. If you make the right runs, then you can get the ball and score. That’s an important thing for all the forward players in this team.

You’re always a bit disappointed if you’re not starting, but it’s the coach who decides and you have to deal with it and respond on the pitch. I feel like I’ve been doing that.

Overall I’m really happy and feeling good, as there are no restrictions for me on the pitch and I want to keep going in this way.

An inverted left-winger by trade, Trossard’s return would on paper have implications for Steven Alzate‘s (£4.5m) first-team opportunities: the young midfielder, along with Aaron Mooy (£4.8m), has been deputising for the Belgian down that flank in his absence.

The reality is far from that straightforward, with Potter’s malleable squad and tactics meaning that the likes of Pascal Gross (£6.4m) and Aaron Connolly (£4.7m) are perhaps equally at risk in the attacking midfield and forward positions.

It is Gross, indeed, who Trossard has replaced in each of the last two Gameweeks, with the versatility of a number of Albion’s players meaning that an on-field tactical reshuffle poses little problem these days.

The next month or so might be a decent audition period for Trossard, then, to see how he fits into this Brighton set-up, how regular a starter he will become and whether he can sustain his impressive form for when the fixtures ease up.

Neal Maupay‘s (£6.0m) ownership has almost tripled in the past fortnight but the budget FPL forward wasn’t able to add to the goal he scored against Everton in Gameweek 10 in this latest home fixture.

It wasn’t for the lack of opportunities: Maupay had seven of them against the Canaries but a combination of wasteful finishing and some strong goalkeeping from Tim Krul (£4.5m) meant that Saturday afternoon was a frustrating one for the former Brentford striker and his FPL owners.

That lack of a clinical streak has dogged Maupay all season and he has only scored from four of his 36 shots in 2019/20.

Only two clubs have kept more clean sheets than the Seagulls this season but interest in their defence will likely be lukewarm for the time being, with Manchester United, Leicester City, Liverpool, Arsenal and Wolves to come next.

Albion may have lost one of their regular centre-halves for a significant period of time, too, with Adam Webster (£4.4m) having been stretchered off in the first half.

Potter wasn’t able to offer any information on Webster’s ankle injury but said of Duffy and the impressive Lewis Dunk (£4.6m):

Lewis has been really impressive and I thought he was superb again today.

He brings the ball down in some areas where other defenders might just look to clear their lines quickly. That sets up another attack for ourselves, and so it’s a really big thing to have because that’s an important thing for how we want to play.

I thought Shane did really well in the game and made a big contribution to a good defensive performance and a clean sheet.

We all know he’s dangerous attacking in the box and I’m delighted for him because he’s had a tough time where he’s not been playing.

Norwich’s Premier League honeymoon is now very much over, as is the love-in with Todd Cantwell (£4.8m) and Teemu Pukki (£6.8m), who were sold by over 500,000 FPL managers combined in the run-up to Gameweek 11.

The pair are continuing to lose owners and Saturday’s performance won’t have helped, with Pukki’s two efforts on goal both blocked before they could trouble Mathew Ryan (£4.7m).

The worry from a Fantasy perspective is that the Brighton goalkeeper indeed didn’t have a single save to make all match; if the defensively-suspect Canaries aren’t firing going forward, then they are of little use to FPL managers.

Marco Stiepermann (£5.3m) did hit the bar with a dipping first-half effort but that was as good as it got for Daniel Farke’s side, who now face a crucial match against fellow strugglers Watford on Friday.

That game could well represent last-chance saloon territory for the remaining owners of Pukki and co.

Cantwell may not even make the starting XI in Gameweek 12: the budget midfielder only featured as a second-half substitute against the Seagulls and the return to fitness of Onel Hernandez (£5.3m) provides him with direct competition down the left flank.

Reflecting on the game, Farke said;

We have to accept this loss. In general, a deserved win for Brighton if you judge it by the amount of chances. They had the better chances as well.

We were not too far away from a good result. Our approach for 65 minutes was pretty solid and compact. We had the best chance as well with Marco Stiepermann when he hit the bar.

But from minute 50 they put a lot of pressure on us and as a newly promoted side, you have to accept these periods.

The first goal is disappointing. It was an easy throw=in after a break. We have to be sharper and more switched on to block the cross and defend the movement on the near post.

If we keep it tight they get more nervous and we have space on the counter.

Brighton XI (4-4-2): Ryan; Montoya, Dunk, Webster (Duffy 7′), Burn; Propper, Stephens, Alzate, Gross (Trossard 59′); Connolly (Schelotto 86′), Maupay.

Norwich XI (4-2-3-1): Krul; Aarons, Tettey (Srbeny 83′), Godfrey, Lewis; Trybull (Cantwell 83′), McLean; Hernandez, Stiepermann (Drmic 74′), Buendia; Pukki.

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674 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Tinmen
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Folks, should I start Lundstrum or Digne this week?

    1. IRBOX ⚽
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      You have a 6 next to your name.. you should know the obvious answer

    2. GreennRed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Both.

    3. mik-hail-tal
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Lord Lundo

    4. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Surely not a real question 😉

    5. jayzico
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      I've owned the Lord since week 1 and never benched. I reckon that should be the rule.

      FF gold this year. Even moreso than WanB 2 seasons ago

      1. HamezMace
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        If you had Wan Bissaka 2 seasons ago you’re really ‘woke’

        1. jayzico
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Maybe I meant 3? What's woke?

          1. HamezMace
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            I believe it’s what kids say about people who are enlightened on any given subject, in this case budget FPL defenders.

            1. jayzico
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 9 days ago

              I is woke then fam innit

              1. HamezMace
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 9 days ago

                Indubitably old sport

                1. jayzico
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 9 days ago

                  Golly gosh, raaather old bean

      2. Devo-McDuff
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 9 days ago

        I’ve owned from the off too, benched 4 times for 3, 0, 2 and 6 so have had all his hauls and none of them were auto-sub. Getting very hard to bench at all now though.

      3. Ginkapo FPL
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        He has got his points in 3 games that were very favourable fixtures for the blades... you can bench him

    6. Jarvish Scott Talent
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      The power move is not to have Lundstram, then you don't have the dilemma over whether to bench him for the tough games 😉

    7. Differential (c)
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Lundstram

    8. PlumaPiedra
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Sell both.

    9. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Definitely Digne

  2. Peter Ouch
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Priorities

    A) Jimenez
    B) Double pool defence
    C) Double Sheffield defence

    What's the order?

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      ABC

    2. mik-hail-tal
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 9 days ago

      acb

    3. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      ABC

    4. jayzico
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      ABC would be mine

    5. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 9 days ago

      B
      A
      C

      There's still Thursday night football and Wolves are veery in and out. Jim will tick over ok but he's not exactly a priority.

    6. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      BAC .. season ticker looks good for Wolves but they’re playing midweek most weeks

  3. Don Kloppeone
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Bottomed

    Morning all
    I had a comedy fail last night and made my moves to beat the price changes but turns out I did them 1 minute after the changes happened so lost out on 0.2 in TV!

    Anyway. Here is my team for this week as it stands:

    3.7itb
    Pope
    TAA, Lunds, Willems
    Mané, KDB, Maddison, Mount
    Vardy (C), Jimi, Abraham
    (McGovern) (Rico, Dendo, Boly*)

    Plan would be to move Boly to Robbo next week and have £1.8m left to play with.

    I know it’s pretty template but does it look ok for this week? I may consider going for a more differential captain but haven’t decided.

    Thanks

    1. GreennRed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Pool still conceding goals. Move Boly out but it's a lot for two defenders who aren't getting many clean sheets.

      1. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Will reassess after this week’s match and see how they look. May go for Salah, Mané double up instead

        1. PlumaPiedra
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          A game against City is not great for judging defenders usually.

          1. Don Kloppeone
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            No but we don’t get TAA and Robbo in for their defensive abilities necessarily. I’d argue that’s the bonus rather than the core for them

      2. Devo-McDuff
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 9 days ago

        They’re still getting attacking returns though which is almost enough to justify it anyway if you have high tv and can do it without imbalance, if they’re CS returns improve and they likely will, then it’s a good differential because many won’t be able to afford both TAA and Robb.

        1. GreennRed
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Hopefully they will get more clean sheets, I have Trent. I wonder if this mythical highline isn't helping.

        2. Don Kloppeone
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Exactly. As I said above, I see their defensive abilities as secondary to their attack/ assisting delivery. CSs are s bonus on top

  4. Jam0sh
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Morning guys. Any ideas what to do with this lot? Still got also wildcard in pocket.

    Pope
    TAA, Lascelles, Söyüncü
    Mane, Sterling, McGinn, Yarmolenko
    Vardy, Aubameyang, Abraham

    subs: Button --- Lundstram, Rico, Dendoncker --- 1 FT, 0.2 ITB

    A) Save FT
    B) Sterling & Yarmolenko -> KDB & Maddison (-4)
    C) Auba & Yarmolenko -> Jimenez & Maddison (-4)
    D) Something else, what?

    1. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      C is the template move and probably most secure for points return going forward.

      Btw I would play Lunds over Soy

    2. Jarvish Scott Talent
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      I'd save probably

    3. Bavarian
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Play Lundstram over Yarmolenko

      1. Jam0sh
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Will look for that cheers

    4. Jam0sh
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Cheers all

    5. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Play Lund of course but save.

      That's a nice team. I certainly wouldn't shift Auba for Jim. Better case for KdB over Sterling next time to get your pick of 7 plus mids.

      Well done on holding McGinn - I regret that move to sell him.

      1. Jam0sh
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Cheers Pingu

  5. Differential (c)
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Moussa Djenepo (SOU)
    TSB: 0.1%
    Games: 1 start (3 subs)
    Goals : 2
    Next 7 games: EVE, ars, WAT, nor, NEW, whu, AVL

    Seems like a very Mane-esque player, rips through defences like a hot knife through butter. Passes the eye test every time I've seen him. Had a little cameo vs City which confirmed he is fit to play, surely playing vs Everton, a must win game, who have attacking full-backs..
    References:
    Goals vs BHA:
    https://twitter.com/goal/status/1165543285601067009
    Goal vs SHU:
    https://twitter.com/Bet9jaOfficial/status/1182647540426170373

    Get him while he's hot. I'll probably get him next week Mahrez->Djenepo, but I'm tempted to get now for a hit.

    1. Differential (c)
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      5.2m price tag.

      1. Planet_Marss
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 9 days ago

        cant wait to bring him in.. 10 goals 7 assists for the season i reckon.. looks quality

    2. IRBOX ⚽
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Will be another Tadic. Southampton aren’t conducive to good FPL assets

      1. Differential (c)
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        For 5.2, think he represents very good value.

      2. PlumaPiedra
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        What's this insight based on?

        1. IRBOX ⚽
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          People wondered why Tadic never lived up to his stats and underlying numbers when it came to FPL returns.. the answer was the system and players around him at Saints. As soon as he joined a quality club (Ajax) he has flourished and lived up to his potential

          1. Witty Pun: Not good at this…
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            So it's impossible for any player to live up to their xStats in a low performing team just because Tadic did it one time, being played out of position for the larger duration of his stay at Southpton? Nice. Djenepo is a completely different player profile to him.

            1. IRBOX ⚽
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 9 days ago

              That’s a very strange extrapolation to infer.. whatever works for you

              1. Dr. Mantis Toboggan
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 9 days ago

                I thought you said you were leaving?

                1. IRBOX ⚽
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 9 days ago

                  Celebrity appearance. Crowd has spoken and they missed my intellect and knowledge

              2. Witty Pun: Not good at this…
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 9 days ago

                To my understanding, that's not extrapolation, that's basically what you implied (which, in turn, was literally a strange extrapolation of Tadic's form to Djenepo's)

    3. Pukki Party
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Too risky for many as he's not getting minutes.

      1. Differential (c)
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Just got back from injury. Now we head on to a must win game. Lose this and we're 6 points off safety. We NEED him. He's scored 2 goals, second only to Ings and tied with JwP. He'll play as long as his legs are there, don't worry.

        1. Pukki Party
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          I'm thinking Maupay to Ings for fixtures actually.

          1. Differential (c)
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Ings is on pens, so not a bad shout, really.

            1. IRBOX ⚽
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 9 days ago

              So is Maupay

              1. Differential (c)
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 9 days ago

                2 tough games for GW13 and GW14, though.

              2. Ask Yourself
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 9 days ago

                Not worth groß on the pitch he isn’t

    4. Witty Pun: Not good at this…
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Getting him next week

      1. Differential (c)
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Helps that he's against Arsenal haha.

        1. Witty Pun: Not good at this…
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Exactly, should be a field day even if they've fired Emery by then

    5. Sloopy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Interested, but would want to see him start first.

  6. Cilly Bonnolly
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Should have done it before now but still worth doing Salah to Mané at their current prices?

    1. Hansel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      This is something I'm also debating. Was considering it before this GW but never pulled the trigger. Just 0.4 difference now, Salah could be a great differential and I'm not sure it's really worth a transfer

    2. HurriKane
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Id prefer Mane on current form.

    3. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      While Salah is carrying this injury, I wouldn’t own. Mané the best attacking asset in the game at the minute.

    4. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      It’s crazy how much their price gap has closed!

      With Salah clearly off his best form and fitness I’d seriously still consider

    5. DantheManinaPan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Not for me

  7. TeddiPonza
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    From gw 12 and onwards (4-5 rounds), who would you have out of those?

    A. TAA
    B. Jimi
    C. Martial

    Thanks.

    1. Differential (c)
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      TAA

    2. HurriKane
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      A

      1. HurriKane
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        B if you already have Robbo

    3. HamezMace
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      TAA is a set and forget defender. So you should have him already.

      B > C

    4. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      the order is correct for me, TAA priority with Jimi also looking a great option for the next five.

  8. jia you jia you
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Locked & Loaded 🙂

    Pope
    Taa / Robbo / Lord L.
    Mane / Sterling / Mount / Richarlison / James
    Vardy(C) / Jimenez(vc)
    (Henderson, Rico, Janmaat, Connolly)

    1. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Hopefully I'm done with hits now for a while as I like this setup moving forward with Richarlison to a Leicester mid pencilled in after the Soton & Norwich fixtures.

      1. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 9 days ago

        How many hits to get here? Have you done a minus 4 to get Robbo in this week?

        1. jia you jia you
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          yeah Robbo in for a hit, not ideal but had exact money so pulled the trigger, so hopefully will avoid injuries and save FT over the IB and might be finally happy with my team 🙂

          1. pingissimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Yeah it looks nice going forward I guess.

            Pondered it from Ota. But took a hit to go Robbo TAA at precisely the wrong time. Mirrors the VVD Robbo hit I took last time out with similar effect.

            No more defender hits for me. Just playing Ota this time on the off chance.

            1. jia you jia you
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 9 days ago

              fair enough mate but tbf Robbo is an attacker really 🙂

      2. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        ...and after that James to Trossard and my team will be peachy 🙂

  9. HurriKane
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Cam own only 3 premiums from below. Who do i leave out ?

    A) Auba- lei SOT nor BHA whu MCI

    B) Mane- MCI cry BHA EVE bou WAT

    C) Sterling- liv CHE new bur MUN ars

    C) KDB- liv CHE new bur MUN ars

    (Btw im probably not going to captain a man city player in any of next 6 matches)

    1. ppv
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      KDB. Playing deeper last I heard

    2. SkekTek (AKA: AnzhiBabakin)
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Not Mane obviously and you got Auba for these games. Probably punt on Kdb out.

    3. Witty Pun: Not good at this…
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Drop Sterling imo

  10. Please Answer Me
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    marital, tieleman or Madison?

    1. Devo-McDuff
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Madd

    2. Pukki Party
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Martial best option if he gets same minutes as the Leicester players, Maddison over Tielemans imo.

    3. GreennRed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Pulisic.

      1. Please Answer Me
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        already own 3 Chelsea players and I dong think pulisic is a regular

        1. GreennRed
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          He will be.

          1. Planet_Marss
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 9 days ago

            are you a prophet?

    4. SkekTek (AKA: AnzhiBabakin)
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Tell me about it. If both teams were in similar form it would be martial. But they are not 🙂

  11. Pukki Party
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Best option?

    Pope
    TAA Robbo Digne Lundstram
    Salah Sterling KDB Mount
    Haller Maupay

    Button Rico Saka Greenwood

    A) Salah, Haller to Martial, Vardy
    B) Haller, Saka to Jimenez, Dendo
    C) Haller, Maupay to Jimenez, Jota
    D) Salah, Haller, Maupay to Maddison, Vardy, Tammy -4

    1. HamezMace
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      D

  12. Skull And Gnomes 9 SCOTT TA…
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    LEANDRO

    He had a knock, on the Brighton rock
    And now the Seagulls, they do flock
    The snake from Belgium, spitting venom
    We're so hard, we suck on lemons

    The town was Genk, not heaven sent
    Just a Potter man and loads of sense
    Even the Gulls are looking hard
    Feeding on lard and loving Trossard

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      What is the tune?

      1. Skull And Gnomes 9 SCOTT TA…
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        I write my own tunes. 🙂
        Contact my agent if you need a song
        All royalties go to a good cause. (alcohol)

  13. Tamagotchi Massacre
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Any Norwich fans with news on whether Cantwell will be fit to start this weekend

    Gonna bench Auber for him if he is *gritted teeth emoji*

    11 home players!

    1. IRBOX ⚽
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Fitness irrelevant, has lost his place to Hernández who is class

      1. Tamagotchi Massacre
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Are you sure about that, or just speculating. All I can see is a player who's been struggling with a hammy and a player who replaced him and has created nothing

        1. IRBOX ⚽
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          You’re forgetting how young Cantwell is, still taking time to fit into the league. He was hooked after 45 minutes not so long ago for such an abhorrent performance. He is done as an FPL asset

          1. Tamagotchi Massacre
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Hmm, will hold off maybe then and monitor for a couple of games before risking starting

        2. GreennRed
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          https://www.newsnow.co.uk/h/Sport/Football/Premier+League/Norwich+City/Midfielders/Todd+Cantwell

          He's still a doubt but was quality when fit a few weeks back. Not so sure though that Norwich can get back to the form of their first few weeks.

  14. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Bench 1

    A Söyüncü (ARS)
    B Rico (new)

    1. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      coinflip for me!

    2. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Soy I think, just

      ARS will score and Soy won’t be repeating his attacking display regularly

      You can easily see NEW vs BOU being 0-0

      1. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 9 days ago

        0-0 again?

        That'd be Bournemouth pretty much doubling their 0-0 record in the Prem in the space of 4 weeks or so.

        1. Don Kloppeone
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          BOU in a real rut atm, a shadow of the team they were much of last season.

  15. Ragnar Lothbrok
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    I'm thinking to just leave my team as is this week and carry the transfer, right call?

    Ryan (Button)

    Chilwell / TAA / Tomori / Lundstram (Montoya)

    Mount / Mane / Sterling (Cantwell / Dendon)

    Rashford / Vardy / Abraham

    £1.8 ITB, any necessary changes or save to try and bring KDB in asap?

    1. fr3d
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      I wouldn't worry too much about KdB for a while

  16. GreennRed
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Are fixtures the only reason Jimenez is cool now? Brilliant last season, not showing similar form just yet.

    1. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      He did have the most shot from any strikers last weeks (8 I think it was) so he is looking good to me 🙂

      1. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        *last gameweek

        1. fr3d
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          8 shots, all low quality though. 0.3 xG total

      2. Differential (c)
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Skewed. Its against an Arsenal side that conceded 30 shot to Watford. I have him but as they say, he's not facing Arsenal every week.
        His style of play will ensure he's high on the bonus though.

    2. Cruz88
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      3 goals and 2 assists in last five in all competitions (the two assists vs Man City and one goal against Arsenal) isn't form?

      1. GreennRed
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Fair point. Not heeding other competitions.

    3. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Form starting to return if you look at stats also

      1. GreennRed
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Would you pick him over Abrahams?

        1. Don Kloppeone
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Not over him, no because Tammy is nailed and has the fixtures also. WOL seem to be more impacted by EL

          1. GreennRed
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Sound. Prob doing Son and Wesley out if Son redcard not rescinded. Prob get Abraham's so.

            1. Don Kloppeone
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 9 days ago

              GL!

              Shame for Son but I can’t see the red getting rescinded

  17. SOTHPAW
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Any changes needed here?

    Roberto

    TAA, Tomori, Lundstram

    Sterling, Mane, KDB, Maddison, Mount

    Vardy(c) Abraham (v)

    Stek, Connolly, Rico, Kelly

  18. fr3d
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    This would make an interesting gameweek

    Leicester 0-1 Arsenal (Luiz)
    Liverpool 1-1 Man City (Wijnaldum, Bilva)
    Chelsea 0-0 Crystal Palace

    1. dshv
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Hahahaha will be disaster

    2. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      All that would mean is no one moves anywhere in OR as no one would have the scorers!

      1. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Spurs SH 4-4

        Kane 3 Lund 2

        1. Don Kloppeone
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          That would be a bit spicier yes

        2. fr3d
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          It's almost two weeks since last time Lund didn't score a brace

        3. Brooksy86
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          this

  19. dshv
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Yarmo to Mcginn ??

  20. Cruz88
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Brandon Williams worth a punt this week ahead of Lundstrum or Soy? Or is that crazy talk. Also have Robbo and Trent and unsure of whether to play both vs City.

    1. GreennRed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Never bench Lundstram while he's riding the wave 😉

    2. Differential (c)
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Thing is will he play? Will Ole's idiotic loyalty to Ashley Young finally break?

      1. GreennRed
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Ashley Old!

      2. Cruz88
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        But that's the thing, Young is suspended for the Brighton game

        1. fr3d
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Watch OGS play Rojo LB.

          I think Williams will play, but they'll concede anyway

    3. MeatPieSausageRoll
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Who on earth is he?!

        1. Cruz88
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          https://metro.co.uk/2019/11/03/jose-mourinho-identified-brandon-williams-future-manchester-united-first-team-star-sacked-11033480/

          Has a decent chance of playing this week due to Shaw's injury and Young's suspension. Probably not worth the punt though in all honesty given United's form and the fact that even if he does play, it'd be a one week only deal. Though Brighton are a bit rubbish away from home.

    4. liverpool01
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Patricio
      Lascelles,Taa, Soyuncu
      Cantwell, Sterling, Kdb, Mane, Mount
      Abraham Vardy(C)

      Button, Lowton, Lundstram, Greenwood

      Would you start Lowton over Cantwell?

      1. Differential (c)
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Think I would, but shoudln't make much a difference if Im being honest.

        1. liverpool01
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Cool thanks

    5. Actual Trump
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Many people are saying that Go To Ground Gomes relaxed his leg bones to fool the ref. Son sent off for fourth quarter. He's from the Good Korea! Totally Unfair!

        1. GreennRed
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Excellent opening post. So sharp..........

        2. Witty Pun: Not good at this…
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          My new favourite poster

        3. Differential (c)
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Is this a Trump Parody account? xD

        4. GOTHAM City F.C.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          I want to hear more from you.

      • pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Just cruising through ownership numbers.

        See VVD is still over 40%. Obvs a lot of dead teams there but he's also 20% in the top 10k. Not sure I've seen him in a team on here for weeks.

        1. Witty Pun: Not good at this…
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Praise that GW1 goal

        2. Skull And Gnomes 9 SCOTT TA…
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          I think this game is set up for a VVD goal.

      • Millie7
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Montoya + Sterling/salah + Haller > Robbo - Teilemans - Vardy? for a hit?

        already have TAA

      • jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Will be going eggs in two baskets in defence in a couple of GWs time with double Liverpool + double SHU.
        I'm sure others on here are considering it too but it could prove a fantastic differential it comes off!

        1. Differential (c)
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          O'Conell, Basham or Deano?

          1. Witty Pun: Not good at this…
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Best combo is O'Connell / Lordstram

          2. jia you jia you
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Hendo / Lundstram

        2. Witty Pun: Not good at this…
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          I might as well, I just don't want 5 defenders I'd be happy playing every week

        3. Eat my goal!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 9 days ago

          I’m moving on Pope for Henderson.

          It’s just whether it’s in 2 or 3 GWs

        4. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 9 days ago

          O'Connell is on my radar as is Henderson.

          Only ditched Hendo in wk2 WC as I wanted Lund. Not really taken with Pope and a gk swap is on the cards. Thinking Guaita probs but could change my mind.

      • Public user
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Sold taa few weeks back , should I bring him back this week?

        Salah or taa more important this gw?

        1. michudagawd
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          I sold him weeks back and brought him back in this week. I couldn't take any more weeks without him as he looks so dangerous whenever he plays.

          1. Public user
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Yep that’s my concern .

        2. Tshelby
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          TAA

        3. Tactical Focus
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Trent does more Defending than attacking in this fixture

      • Tactical Focus
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        I kinda wish we had Messi in FPL, a guy who scores 40+ league goals a season, would be like 15m easily, captain every GW

        1. Differential (c)
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Would make FPL less fun.
          Besides, Messi is GOAT level, but I don't think Spanish defences are as Strong as PL defences. Wouldn't score as high as he has with Barca.

          1. Tactical Focus
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Ha thats such a myth. He's scored 4 in a game agaisnt a good arsenal side, hatticks against Man City with Pep in charge, two at Wembley last season and hit the post twice as Tottenham couldn't handle him, 3 in 2 games agaisnt a well drilled Conte Chelsea.. 2 agaisnt Liverpool last season.. Terrorises Atletico Madrid every season who are supposed to be the best defensive side in Europe.

            And you're telling me he would struggle against these average defenders at about 16 clubs in England. Okayyyyy then

      • jimbo90
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Current team is:

        Pope
        TAA Rico Soy Lund (Mings)
        Salah KDB Sterling Mount (Yarmo)
        Abraham Vardy (c)

        1FT / 0.0 ITB

        Not happy with yarmo but only 1FT this week and don't like the look of any other 6.0 mids. Options are:

        A) Yarmo and Mings > Tielemans and 4.0 for a -4 before Tielemans increase
        B) Save and risk losing out on Tielemans

        Thoughts?

        1. jimbo90
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Brandon Williams most likely for the 4.0 spot

      • Sickboy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Anyone considering the Salah and Manè double up from GW13 onwards?

        If Salah’s injury is sorted after 2 weeks off, it could be decent.

        1. Eat my goal!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 9 days ago

          It’s that or spread the sterling cash about

        2. SkekTek (AKA: AnzhiBabakin)
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Absolutely. But it hard to plan for 'maybe' scenarios whereas Robbo is looking good for a 3rd pool spot.

      • Link
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Wildcard or na?

        Current (442)
        Heaton - 4
        Trent - Soy - Tarkowski - Lund - Rico
        Salah - Sterling - KDB - Mount - Saka
        Vardy - Abraham - Connolly

        WC team would likely be something like...(343)
        Ryan - 4
        Trent - Robbo - Lund - (Rico - Janmaat)
        Mane - Sterling - Grealish - Mount - (Donks)
        Vardy - Abraham - Jimenez