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Pulisic emerging as best Chelsea option after latest haul

Chelsea 2-0 Crystal Palace

Goals: Tammy Abraham (£7.9m), Christian Pulisic (£7.4m)

Assists: Willian (£7.1m), Michy Batshuayi (£6.6m)

Bonus Points: Fikayo Tomori x3 (£4.8m), Abraham x2, Willian x2

Christian Pulisic (£7.4m) continues to force Fantasy managers to reconsider their investment in the Chelsea attack after scoring in the 2-0 win over Crystal Palace.

Since breaking into the first-team in Gameweek 10, the USA international has found the net five times, at least three more than any of his colleagues.

With 50.77% currently in possession of Tammy Abraham (£7.9m), 35.7% ownership for Mason Mount (£6.8m) and 25.3% of managers overall including both players in their squads, Pulisic is increasingly asking us to make tough decisions about our teams.

Over the last three matches in which he has locked down the left-wing position at Chelsea, he has performed better than Mount both in terms of the eye-test and statistically.

Compared to the Englishman, Pulisic has registered more shots in the box, big chances, shots on target and chances created in that time.

“He played some games early on and the pace of the Premier League is tough for anyone to improve in the game. But with Christian, I always believed that he has huge talent and will be a big player for us and he has shown that. I thought he was first class today. His energy, movement of the ball, slipping past people, moving passed people and the quality of getting in areas again, scoring in and around the six-yard box. I think is a huge thing for any wide player.” – Frank Lampard

Pulisic is really starting to make his mark on this Chelsea team

Thankfully for Fantasy managers, an immediate move for Pulisic does not seem particularly pressing, unless one is worried about missing out on a price rise or two.

That’s because after the final international break of 2019 is out of the way, Chelsea’s next Premier League fixture takes them away to Manchester City in Gameweek 13.

Furthermore, Frank Lampard reported after the win over Crystal Palace that Pulisic had sustained a slight hip injury which will need to be assessed.

“The only frustration is he comes off with a bit of an injury. He was going to be subbed off before he got his goal, he has got a bit of a hip issue. I am hoping it’s not too bad because the way that he is in full flow at the minute is great to see.” – Frank Lampard

Abraham did not have his best game for Chelsea but still scored his first home goal since Gameweek 4

Following this week’s research into his recent Stamford Bridge misfortunes, Abraham finally got his first goal at home since Gameweek 4.

However, this was not a performance that will have encouraged his ever-increasing Fantasy ownership.

It was a display partly influenced by a decent defensive showing from Crystal Palace, especially in the first half. Centre-backs Gary Cahill (£4.5m) and James Tomkins (£5.0m) marked Abraham tightly and did a good job of repelling balls into the box.

The centre-forward was a little unlucky not to connect with a Pulisic cross towards the end of the first half but other than that, the opening 50 minutes were quiet for him.

Just as it was looking as if Abraham might have to be hauled off and replaced by Michy Batshuayi (£6.6m) or Olivier Giroud (£6.6m), he was finally played in for a first big chance of the afternoon.

A clever flick-on from Willian (£7.1m) sent him through on goal and made for a simple finish beyond Vicente Guaita (£5.0m).

Even after that, Abraham was not at his best and was indeed hauled off for Batshuayi in the 73rd minute, the Belgian international providing the assist for Pulisic’s goal.

While Abraham is unlikely to lose his place in the team, this performance, coupled with a tricky Gameweek 13 trip to Manchester City, might certainly be enough to hold off signing him over the international break.

“(Abraham) needs to be better in the first half. I suppose with Tammy in some games, he’s a striker and there are games in the Premier League that will frustrate you because good defenders won’t give you much space behind and then maybe not in front because their midfield are in front. It’s a problem to solve and as you say he was quite quiet but if you look at any top striker you expect a lot. You expect everything: goals, hold-up, run behind, etc. it’s not always possible but you need to do it, stay in the game, stay bright and lively and keep trying and keep running, which he did. And he gets his goal, which he takes very clinically, so a great game from Tammy, even if it might not be his best game in the showreel. When you think about tough games and you get the goal that puts you in front to win the game, that’s just as important.” – Frank Lampard

Mount came through his yellow flag to start against Crystal Palace

The same probably goes for Mount who is increasingly falling into Pulisic’s shadow.

The former Derby County man did come through his midweek injury scare well and did not particularly show any rusty signs, although did not look particularly likely to score either; primarily offering potential from his set-pieces.

He took a direct free-kick which struck the wall although shared such duties with Willian and Emerson Palmieri (£5.5m) who kept Marcos Alonso (£6.3m) out of the team once again.

The relatively disappointing displays from both Abraham and Mount could potentially be explained by Jorginho‘s (£5.1m) absence from the team.

Chelsea certainly missed his passing abilities in the midfield as they struggled to show too much quality, especially in the first half. Still, Pulisic and Willian were still able to play well without him.

Kanté was back for Chelsea against Crystal Palace

Furthermore, Chelsea fans will have been happy to see N’Golo Kanté (£5.0m) back in the side for the first time since Gameweek 8.

“We’ve worked with N’Golo because he was getting niggles so we had to give him a bit of time. We feel he had enough in his legs for Ajax but we just have to be careful.” – Frank Lampard

As per usual, the performances of Pulisic and Willian, as well as Mount’s quick recovery was frustrating news for owners of Callum Hudson-Odoi (£5.9m).

The exciting winger was named among the substitutes for the third match in a row and has registered just 35 minutes since Gameweek 10.

Right now, it seems unlikely Hudson-Odoi will break free from his role as an impact substitute. As already mentioned, Pulisic now has five goals in the last three matches on the left, while Willian has five attacking returns in the last six Gameweeks for Willian, who started each one of those matches and was even handed the captain’s armband for this meeting with Palace.

Reece James is starting to play his way into Lampard’s first-team plans

Of particular note was a first-ever Premier League start for promising right-back Reece James (£5.0m).

His inclusion in the starting XI caused the biggest stir when the team news dropped as it came at the expense of club captain and ever-present option Cesar Azpilicueta (£5.9m).

Almost immediately, James showed his quality, slotting into the first team seamlessly. On more than one occasion he provided some width and excellent delivery and, with experience of playing central midfield with Wigan, drifted into the centre to ask questions of the Palace defence there.

Furthermore, the 19-year-old handled the marking of Wilfried Zaha (£6.7m) with a composed head, completely unfazed by the prospect on his Premier League debut. The Palace winger did not get much of a look-in all day and, because of James’ advanced positioning was actually pinned back himself having to defend against the Chelsea man.

“I’m proud of them and I believe in them, especially Reece. I respect Azpilicueta, he’s the captain, he’s a great leader for the club and so important for us. I just felt it was time we could get Reece in some minutes because he’s deserving them the way he is training and playing. With Zaha, I thought what better a test? Every team has players that can hurt you on the counter-attack, Zaha is one of the best. But I thought, can we hurt them the other way? Make him run back more than he could get forward. I trust Reece defensively and he’s going to get much better.” – Frank Lampard

However, whether James can be relied upon as a regular starter at Chelsea yet does remain to be seen though.

It is clear that the right-back possesses an incredible talent and is likely to be first-choice for the Blues long-term but we cannot say for certain how long it will take for him to assume the mantle from Azpilicueta.

“(Azpilicueta) is a model of consistency and I spoke with him because I have huge respect for him. I think he’s a legend for this club. He is the captain, he is huge in what he delivers. It’s more that I’ve got two choices at full-back there. Reece has done well, Azpilicueta’s is in great form as well so it’s a nice time to give Reece some minutes.” – Frank Lampard

Tomori claimed all three bonus points on Saturday afternoon

It must be said that this line-up was good news both for owners of Kurt Zouma (£4.7m) and Fikayo Tomori (£4.8m).

There had been a suggestion that James coming into the first team might push Azpilicueta back into centre-back, where he played under Antonio Conte, admittedly in a three-man defence at the time.

Seeing the Spaniard drop to the bench rather than push one of Zouma or Tomori out of the team is certainly encouraging for Fantasy managers.

That said, we still will have to wait and see which one of those centre-backs will be replaced by Antonio Rüdiger (£6.0m) when he returns from injury.

Either way, this was another good afternoon for Chelsea’s defence as they recorded a third consecutive clean sheet at home. While they have to travel to Manchester City next time out, West Ham, Aston Villa, Bournemouth and Southampton are the next four to come to Stamford Bridge.

Not only is that encouraging for Chelsea defensive assets, but Tomori also furthered his appeal against Crystal Palace by taking home three bonus points on top of his clean sheet.

Ward had to come off injured just before half-time at Stamford Bridge

Meanwhile, the story of the game from a Crystal Palace Fantasy perspective was that of injuries.

Zaha managed to complete the 90 minutes but Roy Hodgson reported a foot injury after the final whistle.

“Yeah he got caught on the foot, which can happen sometimes and that can be very painful. Sometimes we forget that, the further we get from the field of play, having someone stand on your foot you think that players should shake it off, but it can be painful. At the moment he is icing that part of his foot and we will have to wait and see if anything more serious has been done to him. One hopes it is just a painful moment.” – Roy Hodgson

Also picking up a problem was right-back Joel Ward (£4.5m), who was forced off with a hamstring injury just before half-time.

While we don’t know how long he will be out for, especially with the international break coming along, it could present an opportunity for Martin Kelly (£4.1m) to return as a viable option.

The budget man had not featured since Gameweek 8 but saw out the remainder of Palace’s trip to Stamford Bridge at right-back. He and Ward are certainly ones to monitor, although it is a meeting with Liverpool in Gameweek 13.

Chelsea XI (4-3-3): Kepa; Emerson, Tomori, Zouma, R James; Kanté, Kovačić; Pulisic (Hudson-Odoi 80′), Mount (Gilmour 86′), Willian; Abraham (Batshuayi 73′).

Crystal Palace XI (4-3-3): Guaita; van Aanholt, Cahill, Tomkins, Ward (Kelly 44′); Kouyaté (McArthur 82′), Milivojević, McArthur (Schlupp 69′); Townsend, Ayew, Zaha.

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2,930 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Disturbed
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Best Mount replacement up to 10m?

    Mane kdb Maddison mount dendo
    Vardy Tammy jiminez

    1. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Richarlison

    2. Team Cruel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Richarlison one week punt, then switch to Pulisic

      1. Disturbed
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Sounds like fun! Cheers

  2. Twisted Saltergater
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    WTF is VAR doing????

    1. Would Ed Woodward
      1 month, 2 days ago

      I'm watching too, that was shocking.

      1. Twisted Saltergater
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Putting to one side whether he was offside or not (he wasn't). Was he even interfering in play??

        The offside rule was brought in to stop strikers goal hanging with the keeper and teams hoofing it. It's not meant to rule out goals by millimetres!

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

          Of course he's interfering with play. The pass was to him and he crossed it.

          1. Twisted Saltergater
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            The cross was from the left, wasn't it? The VAR check was earlier in the build up.

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

              Yes but if Lundstram is called offside the ball never comes over to the left for the goal.

  3. ToooooooOon
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Is it time to say bye to Aubamayang for the beast that is Jamie carry or hold for his next 2 Southampton and norwich

    1. ToooooooOon
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      *vardy

    2. The_Fish
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Get Vardy in now. Essential.

    3. Le Bluff
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Yep. Auba and Arsenal are so out of form.

      Vardy has been the best striker of 2019 calendar year.

    4. Johan Queef
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      I made the wrong decision on WC 3 weeks ago and have stuck by it (Auba) but it's time my friend. I even benched Soyuncu this week in my faith in Auba. Silly.

    5. GivetNgog
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      I'm holding Auba for what it's worth, risky yeah but he just missed out offside & should've had an assist today too (taking away Soy CS) so fine margins & big upside if it pays off...

  4. Bad Kompany
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 2 days ago

    When is Liverpool dgw likely to be?

  5. KINGS
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Benched Soy. Shucks

    1. Disturbed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      2 gws in a row. Never again.

      1. Danno - Emre Canada
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Ditto

  6. james 101
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Can tielemans keep up his form or is Madders the way to go?

    1. KINGS
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Definitely Maddy. Got him early. A good differential in my ML

    2. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      I'd find the extra.

    3. Bartowski
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Best to think about it in terms of how you'd use the extra cash and compare the possible two players against each other.

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Very true.

    4. james 101
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Cheers gents

      So do we expect tiel to drop down in form (FPL points)?

      1. james 101
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Tiel’s last 4 games have returned great points. The 4 before those not many at all.

    5. Phil's Stamps
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      I think he will continue to do well albeit not quite as good as Maddison. But the price difference is significant and allows precious funds to make e.g bench upgrades with the hectic Winter schedule just around the corner

      1. james 101
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Worth having both over the next few and on into the Christmas fixture mess?

      2. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Winter schedule is playing on my mind. Aiming for very strong bench here on in.

        KdB and Sterling are almost bound to get a rest after IB in the easier (well non top 6) fixtures and Liverpool have that blank coming too and all the Euro clubs have 7 matches in 21 days or so after IB.

        1. james 101
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          Yeah. I am doing the same.

  7. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Apparently I play five at the back sometimes now. Power defence of:

    Trent, Robertson, pereira (a little expensive but not worth the transfer to downgrade), tomori, lundstram.

    1. The_Fish
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 2 days ago

      It’s an excellent defence.

      1. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Oh thanks. Just ten more spots to nail down now 😉

  8. Bartowski
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Really think VAR should be only used when teams object to a decision and they have a certain number they can use.

    It's garbage in its current application.

    1. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 2 days ago

      I would really like a challenge system like tennis or American football.

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

        How many challenges do they get?

        1. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 2 days ago

          It would depend on successful challenges. Those don't count against you. I believe tennis is three and American football two.

          1. dark91
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            In Tennis it is 3 per set

            1. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 2 days ago

              Thanks 🙂 so long since I've watched, sadly.

    2. The_Fish
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 2 days ago

      In cricket it’s 2 per innings in a test match. Seems like it would be decent in football.

      That Soy penalty still baffles me. Absolutely blatant.

  9. Am sorry to say again it�…
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Lord lundstram is an unbelievable fpl asset. Could have easily had a brace again. 4.0M buyers where you at!

    1. Trophé Mourinho
      1 month, 2 days ago

      hi there 😉

    2. Bada Bing
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Here! We early adopters should have every point from Lord Lundstram doubled. 🙂

    3. james 101
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Yeah.

      Only four players have scored note this season. Nuts.

      1. james 101
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        * more

    4. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      o/

    5. Bartowski
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Come on guys the only reason anyone got him in early was cos some Sheff Utd fans told us on here. None of us would have known who he was otherwise

      1. Twisted Saltergater
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        The Sheff Utd fan told us *not* to get him! Said he wasn't nailed and unlikely to start 🙂

        TSparkes10, I think.

      2. Trophé Mourinho
        1 month, 2 days ago

        they said dont get him, he wont start ^^

      3. Bada Bing
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Hmm from what I remember the blades fans here were slagging him off and saying that he was one of their worst players last season and that his good early start was just a flash in the pan.

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

          Oh yeah! That's why I swapped him for Rico last minute!

          Stupid, sexy, Sheffield Utd fans!

      4. Team Cruel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Erm, one of the Sheff fans on here said he is one of the worst players in their squad and won't get a single minute in the league this season

      5. Trophé Mourinho
        1 month, 2 days ago

        he lampooned us guys, it was a simple lampoon

        1. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 2 days ago

          Upvote for quality reference.

          1. Trophé Mourinho
            1 month, 2 days ago

            😀 thanks

            1. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 2 days ago

              Peep show always welcome in my feed 🙂

              1. Trophé Mourinho
                1 month, 2 days ago

                same, might start rewatching it all, ust watching the clips is a drag but fair play channel four actually actively doing that. Geat series

                1. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 2 days ago

                  Love it. Damn, you're going to make me watch it all! The idea is in there now. It will happen.

                  1. Trophé Mourinho
                    1 month, 2 days ago

                    I love the episode where he catches Jeremy burning the post box and compares burning the mail to burning a swan xD

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

          Four million, FPL? Four? That's insane.

      6. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        I didn't get him as the Sheffield forum was slagging him off.

        Should have just went by the pre-season minutes.

        Doesn't matter, have him now 🙂

    6. Would Ed Woodward
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Started with him but benched his first haul.

    7. SuperMane Returns
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Proud Rico/Lundstram 4.0m buyer/still owner 🙂

      1. Trophé Mourinho
        1 month, 2 days ago

        I considered Rico at the start but I went with Ake instead and tanseferred him out the week he scored. Got Rico on wc

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

      Yo leave that Sheffield fan alone he’s a good guy in the community plus at the time 99% of people would agree that Lundstram was nowhere near that first 11. Never has been in his 3 seasons at the club so no idea why all of a sudden wilder had planned him to be their premier league hero. Especially after he signed 2 CMs to replace him

      1. Trophé Mourinho
        1 month, 2 days ago

        must have just discovered his talent in training, given the chance.

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

      He is but everyone has him now so won't really make a difference going forward.

    10. KnightSlayer
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      🙂

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

    Okay now Auba is just stinking up my team playing at full back. He is gone and most likely for a hit as I need to lose Perez too. Here are their options to replace

    A) Sterling + Mousset (can rotate with defenders as I have 5 decent ones)
    B) Vardy + 7.7 mid (maddison, Pulisic, Antonio)

    1. Trophé Mourinho
      1 month, 2 days ago

      does Perez have to go?

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

        Big time

        1. Trophé Mourinho
          1 month, 2 days ago

          I was considering Perez but he is pretty far down the pecking order, probably requires acts of god to make it into my team 😀
          fair enuf if u own him, I havent been through the trauma

          1. Trophé Mourinho
            1 month, 2 days ago

            Vardy and Puli is good tho

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

              Nice one mate. It’s either this or hold FT I think it’s quite a weird one

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

        Perez is likely to lose his starting spot to Gray who has looked very good the last two games when replacing Perez. Deserves a start next game.

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

          Yeah but it could be Rodgers’ tactic to start perez and lull the opposition defence into a false sense of security he’s bobbins

    2. Dynamic Duos
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      I'm buying Perez

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

        I think you’re crazy

    3. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Bought Perez last week, and Aubameyang this week! We're like ships passing in the night.

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

        Lol they’ve been so upsetting to watch for a long time. Especially since I benched that Perez hat trick

        1. Twisted Saltergater
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          you definitely have a reason to move them on, then 🙂

          If you can see a counsellor and move past the emotional pain they've caused you, then I see some decent returns coming up!

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

            As a long term owner of both I had your mentality for a while. They’ve reduced me to a blubbering mess

    4. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Bit late on Vardy I guess but that's surely the correct call.

      Maddison over Pulisic for me if only Leicester are free of Euro action and the games are coming thick and fast now.

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

        Probably right. I don’t think Pulisic is the right pick either. I’m more excited about option A as I think this would be a world class tier time to get sterling in but I fancy Antonio too as a West Ham fan desperate to benefit from the solution to our attacking problems returning to fitness

  11. SuperMane Returns
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    After doing a -8 to take out Sterling, and bring Pukki in, i started disastrously last night, but managed to go up from 99K to 76K, with a 49 (57-8), and 4 more to play tomorrow - Dan James, Trent, Salah & Mane (c).

    Taking hits, even -8 can pay off sometimes..... 🙂

    1. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      But you now own Pukki 🙂

      1. SuperMane Returns
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Haha true, but I can afford to get rid next time (even for a hit) 🙂

    2. FPL Motty
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      ...you brought pukki in.. for a -8..??? Who did u get rid of for pukki..? Looks like youll still have a green arrow though, provided sterling city and co dont score. For the future though ur team has 0 city

    3. I Member
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      What were your moves? Pukki in certainly didn't help.

    4. Rojo's Modern Life
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Lolol

      This -8 hasn't paid off. Mark my words, you WILL get a red arrow once the gw is complete. Terrible moves

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

        This

  12. pingissimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Jim or Ings?

    Very tempted by Jim but worried by Wolves schedule.

    Think I'll probably go Ings. Obvious injury worry but fantastic returns last season for minutes played and benchable and allows me a floating 3-4-3 3-5-2 and the option to upgrade Mount to another fifth mid and get Robbo

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Deulofeu next two? Then Ings or Ayew ...

      1. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Good call

        I'll pop him on the shortlist but really like the Southampton fixtures

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

      It's amazing how you can do all those by 1.3m.

  13. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Mildly interesting.

    17/18, GW12: 178.9k
    18/19, GW12: 8.0k
    19/20, GW12: 179.6k

    Reversion to the mean? 😆

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 2 days ago

      How did you get this data?

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Keeping a record.

        1. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 2 days ago

          OMG I am not that maniac 😀

          1. TorresMagic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            1 screenshot a season works.

            1. Magic Zico
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 2 days ago

              Of course and put on the cloud that then I could not remember where it was - too many family photos!

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

          Yeah, I just copy the Gameweek History at the end of the season.

          Didn't do my first season.

    2. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 2 days ago

      You guys are really into this game, aren't you? Salute 😉

  14. HollywoodXI
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    I have Salah, Firmino, Sterling and KDB playing in tomorrows big match. 5-5 will do 🙂

    1. Rojo's Modern Life
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Great, thanks for the update

  15. SuperMane Returns
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Does anyone have Mark or Andy's team ID?

    1. HollywoodXI
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Andy’s is 58

      1. Trophé Mourinho
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Marks team selection is dubious at best, you would think he was a die hard Pool fan. Mendy last on the bench is hilarious

        1. HollywoodXI
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          Mark transferred in Williams from United this week and played him. Confusing.

      2. The_Fish
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 2 days ago

        For the first (and probably last) time ever I’d be top of that ML right now.

      3. SuperMane Returns
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Thank you TM 🙂

      4. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Wow I would have been 5th in mods and cons league. Says it all about this season so far and should be somewhat a relief for people who feel they arent doing as well as usual 🙂

    2. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Is Mark playing seriously this season? His team is rather odd ...

      1. HollywoodXI
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        See above. He transferred in Williams from United this week and played him.

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

        His team always is. Hes a pathological maverick who still manages to do well every year. Thats why hes so entertaining and was always a breath of fresh air on the scoutcast etc. Now all they have is dullards.

        1. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 2 days ago

          I recall this (although I am new) ... but look at his team now ... don't think that's entertaining ... at least for me

  16. SkeletONv01
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Almost impossible, a good GW, shocker for me :> C Vardy, at last a good C choice, 68 points with Salah, Mane, KDB and Dunk to go, Goalfest tomorrow pls, but pool win. 🙂

  17. james 101
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    How good is your 5th mid / 4th defender?

    Going into the Christmas fixtures are you upgrading your 5th mid / 4th defender?

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Both are terrible. 5th defender is Reid.

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

        Would mean a lot to me if a professional like you could tell me the answer I want to hear above please

        1. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          Far from professional as the rank tells you. Sterling has 3 games to get through. Could get a yellow card and be suspended.

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

            Oh rats I forgot about that cheers. Maybe I’ll end up saving FT lol thanks for being reasonable. You’ll be alright soon you always do it just like magic x

          2. james 101
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            Reid is professional...

      2. james 101
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        There is a certain purity to his stats.

        1. james 101
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          (Reid’s)

    2. The_Fish
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 2 days ago

      I have 3 playing subs. I switch them, but right now Rico, Hayden and Connolly.

      1. james 101
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Not so bad. 2 playing subs at least is smart I reckon.

        (Or 3 of you factor in pool’s upcoming blank)

    3. SkeletONv01
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Salah mane kdb maddison mount, no real fodder since i play 352 🙂 4th def is Otamendi/Kelly. Actually thanks, would forgot that i have to get rid of Ota 🙂

      1. james 101
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        De nada

    4. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      5th mid is Perez

      1. james 101
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Could be worse!

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

      Cantwell is my 5th atm but very keen to change this as soon as reasonable.
      5 good defenders. TAA, Robbo and Rico/Söyüncü/Lundstram are all more like 3rd defenders than 4th it 5th defenders. Pretty happy currently but need a structural shuffle soon my team’s getting stale

      1. james 101
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Yeah. This seasons cheap / productive defenders make it far easier to carry a 5th mid.

    6. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Aiming for something like this in a couple of weeks

      Pope
      TAA Robbo Soy Lund Rico
      Mane KdB Pulisic Maddison McGinn
      Vardy Abraham Ings

      1.5 or so itb for second keeper and other upgrades

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

        That’s good super similar to mine and where I’m headed too

      2. Twisted Saltergater
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Looks very good that.

      3. james 101
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Keep meaning to ask if people are keeping Pope.

        I’m considering Henderson

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

          Henderson is the aim for GW15 for me

          1. james 101
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            I reckon I’m getting him in gw14

        2. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 2 days ago

          Looking at Guaita

          1. james 101
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            Nice fixtures but 3 clean sheets all year so far.

            1. pingissimus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 month, 2 days ago

              Has an astounding record against non top 6 sides. Pretty much all the cs last season for Place came with him in goal.

              May not go there if I fiddle around elsewhere but I'd back Palace to rack up plenty of cs between now and GW34 or so when WC comes into play!!!

              Hendo is tempting - had him in week 1 before I WCed in 2 but the potential double up with Lund is too rich for me

              1. james 101
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 2 days ago

                I hear you.

                The double up is maybe the best counter argument

      4. SkeletONv01
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Bad, too much $ in defense :>

        1. james 101
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          We will see, but TAA / Robbo combo looks great. I’ve gone with it.

        2. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 2 days ago

          Think both Robbo and TAA are the match of any equivalent in midfield and the others came in at 12.5 combined.

          1. SkeletONv01
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            No.

            1. pingissimus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 month, 2 days ago

              You don't rate TAA and Robbo then?

              At some point Liverpool will start to get cs and their attacking returns are already excellent. They're slightly down the list right now simply due to lack of cs.

          2. james 101
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            Yes. Exactly.

            And with the turn of fixtures the double up sells itself.

    7. Warby84
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      5th Defender is lascelles snd 5th mid Guendouzi

      1. james 101
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Could be worse

    8. baps sniffer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Cannot answer. My 3rd mid is Mount, 4th snd 5th are Hayden and Dendo.

      My 5th mid was Soy this week 🙁 and 4th "Ser" Lundstram. 4-3-3 with Lund is actually 3-4-3, but cheaper.

      1. baps sniffer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        4th def is just as good as "Ser" Lundstram 😉

      2. james 101
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Defender benches are sweeper right now for sure.

  18. Kaiser123
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 2 days ago

    I know it’s early, but I’m already planning for Liverpool’s blank week. Me having to find one more enabler. Which is Greenwood with 0.5 ITB.

    1. The_Fish
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Definitely too early.

    2. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Too many ifs for now on this ...

  19. Dynamic Duos
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Perez going to rise tonight?

    1. The_Fish
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Maybe.

  20. LǝgleSs e|even
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Get Maddison in before price rise. Yay or Nay

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

      Who for?

    2. Lukey27
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Yes

      1. Lukey27
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Did Yarmo>Mad

    3. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Is he in the England squad?

      1. ZICO SENNA
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Was also wondering this.

  21. ZICO SENNA
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Pope
    Soy - TAA - Lundstram
    Mount - Salah - KDB - Mane - Tielemans
    Vardy - Abraham
    _________________________________
    Button: Rico, Connolly, Gibson

    1FT, 0.9 ITB

    Got exact funds for Tielemans > Maddison

    Worth it or leave it? Or just do Gibson > Tomori and get a playing defender or something?

    Just wondering what to do as some ideas, cheers fellas.

    1. ZICO SENNA
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Bueller? Bueller? Anyone? 🙂

    2. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Save FT with that team ...

      1. ZICO SENNA
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Cheers fellow Zico 😉 Yeah coming round to just saving it now actually, Gibson is supposed to be dropping very soon but 0.1 is nothing, can still bring the likes of Tomori in, and have decided for now to let Pulisic ride out, at least until after the City game anyway, should just save after having a decent GW so far at last 🙂

        1. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 2 days ago

          Sounds good

          1. ZICO SENNA
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            Sorted cheers pal.

    3. Warby84
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Keep Tielemans

      1. ZICO SENNA
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Cheers Warby 😉

        1. Warby84
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          He looked great tonight and does play a little further forward, loads more to come from him.. Awesome player

          1. ZICO SENNA
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            He did that, very silky and great awareness, closer to the box, and yet again Maddi's goal was from a bit of a range out i guess. Terrific player i agree, shall hang tight with him as i do really believe in him.

  22. HenryTheKid
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Button Pope
    VVD Soy Lund Rico Kelly
    Mane KDB Mount Yarmo CHO
    Aguero Vardy Tammy
    2FT, 0.1ITB
    Need to act quick before I get priced out
    Feel like I need to get at least 1 of Pulisic or Maddison - Probably Maddison first and then maybe the other after Chelsea play city
    a) Kun + Mount -> Auba + Maddison
    b) Kun + CHO + Yarmo -> Jiminez/Rashford + Maddison + Pulisic (-4, with cash for future upgrades in defense)
    c) Kun + CHO + Yarmo -> Auba + Maddison + Mctominay
    d) Something else
    Wildcard intact so that's also a possibility

  23. popcoin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    One week punt:
    Richarlison or Son?

    West Ham and Norwich defences both looking dreadful.

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Richo atm as Son has games to play.

    2. The_Fish
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Flip a coin. Would probably go Rich, Norwich are terrible.

    3. SkeletONv01
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      ANYONE besides Son, fck this dude, got me like 1, 1, 2, 1 pts xD Sold him, he scores, ofc he does ^^

    4. Would Ed Woodward
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Is Son away with South Korea?

    5. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Walcott is your man 😉

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Rich on serious note

  24. AllINeedIsCoffee
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Some tinkering options to think about:

    Pope (Button)
    TAA - Soy - Lund - Rico (Pieters)
    Salah - Sterling - Maddison (Mount - Cantwell)
    Vardy - Ings - Abraham
    1FT and 1m ITB.

    We are yet to see what develops in the rest of the games this gw but what you reckon I should do?

    I could do a 1 week punt on someone for Mount and bench Rico, before upgrading Mount to someone like Pulisic, I could go straight for Martial before next gw (if he doesn't get injured before then), or I could work on my bench to have a full squat for gw 18 and just keep Mount.

    Obviously things could change during int break but like to start thinking early. Thanks! 🙂

  25. We Will Klopp you
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    A) Chilwell and maddison - 4

    Or B) Pereira and Tielemans (free)

    1. SkeletONv01
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      B

      1. ZICO SENNA
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        prefer tiele over mads?

        1. SkeletONv01
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          No, but prefer the move in general, no hit, and pereira instead of chillwell ;]

          1. ZICO SENNA
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            ahh ok

      2. We Will Klopp you
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Cheers

  26. Lukey27
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Gameweek points so far 49
    Gameweek Rank 666,617
    Can anyone see whats going on here?

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      You got 22 more than the 27?

    2. james 101
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      The number of the beast was not 666

      It was mistranslated

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 2 days ago

        😀

  27. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Would you WC this team - no Leicester is hurting me!

    Ryan Button
    TAA Tomori Lundstram Soyuncu Rico
    Salah Sterling KDB Martial Mount
    Abraham Jimenez Connolly

    Otherwise thinking just a Sterling > Mane or Sterling + Tomori > Son/Maddison/Richarlison/Pulisic + Robbo

  28. Aubamazette
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Best 6m and under defender?
    Interested in Mendy & PVA

  29. unitednations
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Is it worth using my WC to get

    Ings / Maddison / Robertson in place of Rashford / Mount / Tomori??

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Pardon? Not sure I get what you'd like to achieve ...

  30. JasonG123
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Is A.Perez still viable? Not sure what to do with him.

    1. The Cisco Kid
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      He’s not a bad player, but he’s not central to their game plan. Probably gets involved in a couple of goals in the next 3-6 gameweeks, so he has value, but there are also better options out there if you decide you don’t have other priorities.