Scout Notes

Wolves excel in a 3-4-3 again as owners await further Jimenez injury news

Wolverhampton Wanderers 2-1 Aston Villa

  • Goals: Ruben Neves (£5.3m), Raul Jimenez (£7.3m) | Trezeguet (£5.2m)
  • Assists: Joao Moutinho (£5.3m), Adama Traore (£5.2m) | None
  • Bonus: Jimenez, Neves x3, Trezeguet x1

Nuno Espirito Santo’s return to a 3-4-3 has helped unlock Wolverhampton Wanderers’ attacking potential in the past few months.

Since the Wolves head coach revisited the formation in earnest in Gameweek 6, the West Midlands club have shown steady improvement.

Santo’s troops are indeed unbeaten in the top flight since that 1-1 draw with Crystal Palace, a run that stretches back seven league games.

They have also scored in every match over that period.

It’s not quite as simplistic as basic formation choices, of course: Wolves’ fixture schedule from Gameweeks 1 to 5 was tricky and they faced some of the division’s meanest defences during that run.

Since then, they have encountered rather more obliging backlines in the form of Aston Villa, Arsenal and Watford.

Still, there has been more than just circumstantial evidence to back up the increased goal threat.

Take the fixture against Newcastle in Gameweek 10: three shots on goal in a 3-5-2 in the opening 45 minutes and then ten attempts after the break when a 3-4-3 was deployed.

There were similar second-half improvements in matches against Southampton and Slovan Bratislava in October, with Santo again turning to a 3-4-3 at the interval.

Sunday’s victory over Aston Villa continued the trend, with the hosts racking up 17 shots at Molineux, taking their total to 51 since the second half kicked off at St. James’ Park a fortnight ago.

Yes, Villa were without key figures such as Tom Heaton (£4.5m), Bjorn Engels (£4.5m) and Jack Grealish (£5.9m).

And yes, Dean Smith’s side have made a habit of conceding a lot of chances this season.

But this was one of Wolves’ best offensive performances of 2019/20, with the narrow scoreline not reflecting their total dominance.

It had looked like being a frustrating afternoon for the increasing number of Fantasy managers who own Raul Jimenez (£7.3m), who had sliced wide on four occasions before latching onto Adama Traore‘s (£5.2m) cut-back on 83 minutes to put Wolves 2-0 up and effectively kill the game.

Diogo Jota‘s (£6.1m) owners didn’t experience such late-in-the-day joy.

The Portuguese striker blanked for the ninth time in ten appearances and collected a yellow card to boot but there were a handful of decent openings for the mid-price FPL forward, who nodded straight at Orjan Nyland (£4.3m) from close range and saw the substitute Villa keeper smother another effort from inside the six-yard box.

The man who replaced Jota late on, Pedro Neto (£5.0m), also fired wide when well-placed in stoppage time.

Santo hailed his side’s display but also bemoaned the profligacy in front of goal, saying:

We played very, very good – very, very well. We dominated the game, especially in the first half. We created a lot of problems for Villa, a lot of chances.

When you produce so many things, you must finish the actions. This what we’re going to analyse now as we broke a lot of times and we had chances, but some we didn’t finish.

Part of the reason why a 3-4-3 has been so successful has been the pairing of Traore with Matt Doherty (£6.0m) down the right flank.

The pair again wreaked havoc down the wing against Villa, with Traore crashing a shot against the bar in the second half and Doherty repeatedly getting into promising positions in the opposition area on the ‘underlap’ – much as he did in 2018/19.

Santo said of Traore’s performance:

He’s playing very well. He’s sticking to his tasks and helping the team. He’s unique, he gives you these moments that only he can produce.

One of the by-products of this move to a 3-4-3 has been the slightly more advanced role that Ruben Neves (£5.3m) is now occupying.

Previously the anchoring midfielder of a 3-5-2, Neves is now playing further forward alongside Joao Moutinho (£5.3m) and the two compatriots combined for Wolves’ opening goal – albeit from a free-kick, rather than from open play.

Santo said ahead of Sunday’s game:

This is a competition in which we have to adapt and find solutions and one of those was to start playing a different way. We need solutions in this situation and one of them is Ruben (more advanced) alongside Joao.

Some perspective has to be provided here, however: Neves and Moutinho still only had one penalty box touch between them this weekend.

Neves, like teammate Romain Saiss (£4.4m) is also now just one booking away from a one-match ban.

The international break now gives some Wolves’ assets a welcome breather following their brutal schedule of the past three months.

Traore will be one of the ones staying at home but – apparently – only because of injury.

The pacy winger is at the centre of a tussle between Mali and Spain on the international stage and received his maiden call-up by the latter this weekend, only to subsequently pull out.

Traore said yesterday:

Unfortunately, I will not be able to attend the call of the national team because of an injury in the game we played this Sunday against Aston Villa.

I am sorry I cannot be in this call-up, but I will continue working to be in the best possible way for the next list, God willing.

I want to thank for the confidence that the coach has placed in me. I will have medical tests at my club, Wolverhampton, to know the extent of the injury.

It remains to be seen if Jimenez is also spared international duty after the Mexican striker limped from the pitch on Sunday, with an ice pack swiftly applied to his leg on the home bench.

Santo said after full-time:

We have to assess Raul now, the medical department will assess him.

Villa were also blighted by injury on Sunday, with Heaton (who has now pulled out of the England squad), Engels and Grealish failing to recover ahead of kick-off.

Jed Steer‘s (£4.4m) Premier League debut then lasted all of eight minutes before he was substituted with an Achilles injury, while Matt Targett (£4.4m) suffered a blow to the head and was also replaced after complaining of blurred vision.

Smith said after full-time:

Tom Heaton’s been struggling with a calf so I knew he was going to pull out of the game. Jack was always 50/50. Bjorn (hip) came to see me yesterday morning so I always knew we were struggling with that.

In the game, you get Jed Steer going down after three minutes on his first Premier League start with an Achilles injury.

What the international period will do will enable them to be fit for the Newcastle game. I’m not too sure about Jed Steer, I’ll wait for the prognosis on his Achilles injury.

Smith was critical of his players’ first-half performance especially and refused to blame injuries, saying:

It still doesn’t affect your desire to go and win a header, a tackle, a second ball and just help your teammates out and I didn’t think we did that first half.

That’s as bad a first 45 minutes I’ve had since Wigan away last year. Very poor, didn’t start.

It appeared the game was bigger for them than it was for us, we didn’t win any balls, duels, didn’t pass it well. The best thing I got out of the first half was it was only 1-0 at half-time.

Indeed, Ezri Konsa (£4.3m) performed well enough in Engels’ stead and Nyland didn’t do a lot wrong between the sticks.

Instead, there were off-days from some of Villa’s regulars, with the three central midfielders – including John McGinn (£5.8m) – ineffective and hot-and-cold wide players Trezeguet (£5.2m) and Anwar El Ghazi (£5.5m) very much towards the chilly end of the scale at Molineux.

It was Trezeguet who snatched Villa’s consolation in stoppage time from a corner-kick situation.

After their excellent display against Liverpool, we can probably forgive Villa’s assets for this one below-par performance – although Fantasy interest may be lukewarm until the fixtures really turn favourable in mid-December.

Wolves XI (3-4-3): Rui Patricio; Dendoncker, Coady, Saiss; Doherty, Neves (Bennett 85′) Moutinho, Jonny; Traore, Jimenez (Cutrone 90′), Jota (Pedro Neto 83′).

Aston Villa XI (4-3-3): Steer (Nyland 8′); Guilbert, Konsa, Mings, Targett (Taylor 45′); McGinn, Nakamba (Lansbury 69′), Douglas Luiz; El Ghazi, Wesley, Trezeguet.

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1,232 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Dynamic Duos
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Really unsure on this, I have Martial to.

    Chambers to Lundstram -4?

    1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Dont take a hit.. If it was for free then sure

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Just wait till gwk14? I do have up 5m to spend.

        1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          I would wait yes

    2. thegaffer82
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Definitely wait. Not worth the -4 on this occasion

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Ok thanks mate. Just see if Arsenal can conjure up a cs, not holding out much hope.

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

      Play him vs Southampton then re-assess.

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Cheers mate, but I think even if they do keep a cs, I still want Lundstram.

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

          Remember he’s highly owned so taking a -4 for him immediately puts you behind those teams.

          I’m not someone who says don’t take a hit for defenders, but Chambers has a good fixture in this case.

          1. Dynamic Duos
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            Yeah I do actually agree, it is good to get some reassurance and I don't mind the price rise with 5m to spend.

            1. norab
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 1 day ago

              Did Murder get back to you DD?

  2. Bad Kompany
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 1 day ago

    On wc. Anyone likely to double rise?

    1. Dthinger
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Mane, Vardy, Maddison seem popular enough

    2. thegaffer82
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      From this point on doubtful any will double rise. But a few of the ones who’ve already enjoyed a 0.1 rise might get there... Vardy most likely

    3. SMEE_HEEE
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Vardy and Martial I reckon

    4. DA Minnion
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Maddison and Vardy .

  3. Marc Jobling
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Sterling - KDB - Mount - Cantwell - Hayden
    Vardy - Abraham - Jimenez

    A) Martial for Cantwell?
    B) Salah for KDB?
    C) Mane for KDB?

    I know KDB & Martial is a better GW13 combo than Salah/Mane & Cantwell/Rico but not that confident in Man Utd at Sheff Utd.

    1. thegaffer82
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Get a Pool player in as a priority I’d say.

      I’d keep KDB for now and do Sterling > Mané personally.

    2. Yank Revolution
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Gotta get Mane in

    3. DavidKent
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 1 day ago

      C

  4. Tempestic
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 1 day ago

    1FT 0ITB
    Pope (button)
    TAA Soy Lund (Rico Tomori)
    Mane KDB Son Martial (Saka)
    Vardy Abraham Jimenez

    Good to save this week barring injuries?

  5. mitro
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    KDB or Sterling going forward? Have to sell one to get Vardy in

    1. Dynamic Duos
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Sell KDB

    2. Orion
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Same here... Whatever I do it always turns to be a bad move... Leaning towards to sell Sterling, so that might help you

      1. Jimbo-Jones
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Same boat.
        I’m leaning towards Sterling because of the extra £2m, and the fact that I have loads of value in KDB, but Sterling is same price as when he started. Tough though.

    3. F4L
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      i'd keep KDB for sure. More involved in Cities' attacking play

      1. clodhopper
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Keep kdb

  6. thegaffer82
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    I’ve got 2.7mil sat in the bank and I’m not sure how to spend it to be honest. Pretty happy with the team and a lot of big hitters not doing the business.

    ............Ryan
    TAA - Soy - Tomori - Lundy - Rico
    Mount - Maddy - Mané - Martial - KDB
    Abraham - Vardy - Connolly
    1 FT

    Could do KDB > Salah or Mount > Pulisic (pending positive injury news). What do you guys think?

    1. Dynamic Duos
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      KDB to Salah. I prefer Sterling in the City team, so having Mane and Salah in you keep one and switch one when Sterling starts firing again.

      1. thegaffer82
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Cheers pal. I may just do that. I guess it’s just a case of waiting for injury news on Salah and Pulisic. Maybe that will make the decision for me...

        1. Dynamic Duos
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          Yeah think they should both be ok though , I hope so anyway, I own both and tbh Mount is a still a great pick , i did sell him for Pulisic but only because of ownership.

  7. Dynamic Duos
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Well I'm set then , long old wait now, hate the breaks. Gl all , I will try to answer as many questions as I can and I hope my advice helps and is good for you. Thanks for helping me to. Great community 🙂

  8. SkekTek (AKA: AnzhiBabakin)
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Just catching up with some highlights.
    Roberto has to be the worst keeper in the PL for some time. Like an uncle who claims to have had a trial back in the day, then you realise quickly he was talking buzzcocks

    1. Dynamic Duos
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Worse than Bravo lol?

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

      He made 10 saves on Saturday.

    3. Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      To be fair the whole West Ham squad became complacent after their bright start to the season and have reverted back to type recently. Roberto is just the fall guy. 10 saves and losing 3-0 speaks volumes.

  9. Naby K8a
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Sterling dropped for Montenegro clash after Joe Gomez bust up in training. @_pauljoyce

    1. DA Minnion
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Big call against one of the giants of world soccer.

    2. Hakim Ziyech
        1 month, 1 day ago

        😆 Joe Gomez will whip that arse of his

      • Forever In Our Shadow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        He did spend so much time in Trents pocket. Gomez was jealous and Raz now wants Trent to come back. Its just a lovers tiff. Bless.

      • F4L
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        its ridiculous Gomez is even in the squad anyways

      • Ógie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        One of the reasons that England under achieve at international level is that the players cant leave their club rivalry's behind em when they go to play for their country.

        This is it in a nutshell.

        1. Brehmeren
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          Really? When was this an issue before?

          1. @fpl_phenom
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            are you serious?

            1. Brehmeren
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 1 day ago

              Just don't remember the last bust up between rivals at international level. But is obviously missing something?

          2. Ógie
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            From the horses mouths.

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kRdbUfcBPZw

            Really honest of them to talk about it tbf and i dont think a thing has changed since those days.

            1. Brehmeren
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 1 day ago

              Thanks. I guess that's how they felt. Think Lampard forgot about Spain though and the deep rivalries they had/have. Still won the euros and world cup. But I guess when talent gets that good it doesnt matter anymore.

    3. AD2110
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Auba to Vardy?

      Or

      Sterling to Salah?

      Ryan (Button)
      TAA, Robbo, Lund (Soy, Rico)
      Sterling, KDB, Maddison, Mount
      Auba, Abraham, Jiminez

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Salah

    4. @fpl_phenom
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Sell or keep Aguero ?

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

        Shouldn't ask if it's a keep.

        1. @fpl_phenom
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          ?

          1. Dynamic Duos
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            He means you should back and have confidence in your players, if your asking to sell him then it is time to sell him.

            1. @fpl_phenom
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 1 day ago

              iv had unbelievable faith in him through owning and iv actually captained him almost every week, but minutes, price & form are getting hard to ignore.......

      2. TLF
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        I'd be tempted to keep this week as think City will do well against Chelsea but it's the lack of a guaranteed start that's the killer. I sold him last week.

      3. thegaffer82
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Get rid I think. Truth be told the writing was on the wall a few weeks ago. Jesus is pushing for a place. City are stuttering a wee bit and their goals seem to be shared out amongst the team.

        1. @fpl_phenom
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          the goals do seem to be shared out a lot in fairness... iv held for so long... it would be typical for him to haul v chelsea just as I sell him ...

      4. F4L
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        sell

      5. Hakim Ziyech
          1 month, 1 day ago

          Better & cheaper options elsewhere

          1. @fpl_phenom
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            I own Vardy and Abraham too at the moment....

            Jimenez or Rashford I guess are the obvious replacements and upgrade elsewhere ....

            1. Hakim Ziyech
                1 month, 1 day ago

                The problem with Agüero is G.Jesus. Pep can't be trusted. Prefer Jimmy over Rashford

                1. @fpl_phenom
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 1 day ago

                  Ye ... Id still have KDB as a bit of city attack ....

                  Moving to Jimenez opens up so many great options!

        • Jimbo-Jones
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          Bottomed.

          Sterling/Greenwood —> Vardy/McGinn (free) ?

          McGinn would rotate with Tomori/Soyuncu. (He’d play 13 and 17-20, when the defenders have tough fixtures and villa have great fixtures).

          Leaves 1.3 itb for future upgrades...

          Pope
          VVD TAA Soyuncu Tomori
          Salah Sterling KDB Mount
          Abraham Jimenez

          Lundstram Greenwood Dendoncker

          1. Dynamic Duos
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            Still don't like the McGinn pick , just get Tielemans and with little bit of change left gwk14 VVD to Robbo.

            1. Jimbo-Jones
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 1 day ago

              Thanks for response.
              Benching headache though - could only play 2 of Soyuncu Tomori and Tielemans each week.
              I’d be more comfortable benching McGinn / Grealish, and Villa have good fixtures whenever one of Chelsea / Leicester have a tough game.

              1. Dynamic Duos
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 1 day ago

                I still think 343 is the best formation, just get the best players you can for that.

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

                Plus we are heading into the busy period, so there will be rotating.

        • andre_c
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 1 day ago

          Best Yarmo replacement? Leaning towards Tielemans, but could go for Maddison, Martial, Pulisic as well.

          Pope
          TAA, Lund, Soy, Janmaat
          Salah, KDB, Mount
          Vardy, Jimmy, Tammy

          Button, Yarmo, Rico, Cantwell

          1FT, 3.3ITB

          1. Forever In Our Shadow
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            Maddison or Martial. Id go maddison.

        • Forever In Our Shadow
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          What do you guys think of this lot?

          Pope
          Soyun TAA Robbo Lundy
          Mane KDB Maddison
          Jimi Tammy Vardy

          Button Mount Dendo Kelly.
          1.4 ITB. 0ft.

          1. DA Minnion
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            Template.

        • Carefree Crew
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 1 day ago

          Gazzinga, (Button)
          TAA, Chilwell, Janmaat, Rico, (Tomori)
          Salah, Sterling, Tielemans, (Mount, Dendonker)
          Vardy, Abraham, Delefeou,

          On wildcard, £0.5m ITB

          Mini league rival has Pope, Lundstram, Pereira, Mane, Maddison, Martial, Aubameyang as differentials. Do I don't really want any of those.

          Suggestions please?

          1. Forever In Our Shadow
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            Ignore the rival. Do what you think is right. Team is solid. The only one i dont like is delofail. There are better around imo. Other than that. Stick with it.

          2. Forever In Our Shadow
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            We can confirm that @sterling7 will not be considered for Thursday's #EURO2020 qualifier. @England

          3. Carefree Crew
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 1 day ago

            Thanks for reply mate.

            I'm not particularly inspired with Delefeou, form, short term fixtures & potential price rise was my thinking.

            Slim pickings at £6.6m Ings? Jota? Who would you suggest?

            1. Forever In Our Shadow
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 1 day ago

              Chilwell and delo to Soyunchu and Jimi. Done. Thank me after they score big in the next 5 games.

          4. J ⚒ Gimme your Mané…
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            Looks good apart from Chilwell as I think Soyuncu is too good value to pass on.
            Then you can use the spare cash to upgrade mount to Pulisic.

          5. Carefree Crew
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 1 day ago

            Thanks G.U.M.

            Could be a good shout. Went with Chilwell for attacking returns.

            I'm nervous of Pulisic with international travel, entry point away to City & Hudson-Odoi waiting in the wings & Willian. (Pedro seems out of contention) I like my players to be nailed for 90 minutes but he's becoming hard to ignore. Got value tied up in Mount too.

        • Dynamic Duos
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          Awwww Sterling thrown his toys out of the pram.

          1. Forever In Our Shadow
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            Lovers tiff. Gomez wanted some at the end of the game. Carried on in training. Get a room ladies.

            1. Daddymac
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 1 day ago

              This will be more than a lovers tiff training ground incidents happen all the time and we never hear about them for him to be removed from the squad it must be pretty bad this will develop over the next few days.

              1. Forever In Our Shadow
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 1 day ago

                Its England. Southgate knew it was seen and be all over the news asap. He just shut it down immediately. I bet in his presser tomorrow he swiftly avoids it and says it has been dealt with. Story over. Good management imo.

          2. Weasel Boy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            Lovers tiff.

          3. EMBOLOFAN
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 1 day ago

            hes so unlikable

        • dunas_dog
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          If I got Robbo on free transfer then this would be my line up. Makes benching decisions harder. Better to play Lundstram over Mount or is it ok?

          Pope
          TAA Söyüncü Robertson
          KDB Mane Martial Mount
          Abraham Vardy Jimenéz

          McGovern Lundstram Rico Cantwell

          1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            Who would you sell to get Robbo?

            1. dunas_dog
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 1 day ago

              Diop

              1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 1 day ago

                Good move.. Then upgrade Mount to Pulisic on next FT

                1. Dynamic Duos
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 1 day ago

                  Winner

                2. dunas_dog
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 1 day ago

                  Would like to but .5 m short - that’s what makes getting Robbo bit harder as would like Pulisic over Mount but where to get cash.....

                  1. dunas_dog
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 1 day ago

                    * unless go no City and move KDB to say Maddison...

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

            Perfect

        • SMEE_HEEE
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          Anyone else keeping the faith with Sterling and KdB, at least for gw13?

          As a Chelsea fan I have a feeling the game vs Chelsea will be high scoring (on both sides)
          Neither team built for defending, I can see a 3-2 City or (being optimistic) a 2-2 draw
          Palace will park the double decker vs Liverpool

          1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            Keeping faith in KDB. Sterling is too expensive if your not captaining him imo

          2. Forever In Our Shadow
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            Nope. KDB is staying for now. Sterling gone. Much better value else where.

          3. Carefree Crew
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 1 day ago

            I'm keeping Sterling for now. (Don't own KDB)
            Expect a reaction after Liverpool game & as he's out of the Montenegro game that's less minutes so in theory he'll be fresher. Pep roulette obviously a risk.
            I'm also a blue & concerned that him & Aguero could haul.
            Disclaimer I'm having a shocking season, so a bit nervous offering advice!

          4. pitstop1
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            Keeping both here.

          5. Maddamotha
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            Think so

          6. jia you jia you
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            Raheem stays for the CHE game as I agree that it looks a potential goalfest, 4-2 City perhaps, but I still might captain Richarlison ahead of him due to Norwich!

          7. EMBOLOFAN
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 1 day ago

            keeping both. salah sterling kdb martial mount 🙂

          8. Regin
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            bored of answering this. get rid of sterling.

            1. @fpl_phenom
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 1 day ago

              all city assets ? or just sterling ?

        • FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          Then Id say do it.. Then upgrade Mount to Pulisic on next FT

        • Forever In Our Shadow
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          We can confirm that @sterling7 will not be considered for Thursday's #EURO2020 qualifier @England

          Montenegro will be licking their lips. Still an easy 5-0 for England though.

          1. Hakim Ziyech
              1 month, 1 day ago

              There could even be more goals for England in that game

          2. Fortune
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 1 day ago

            still early, but need to keep an eye on price rise/fall
            which one to do gw 13
            a. buendia > martial
            b. sterling > mane/salah

            pope / 4.0
            taa - lund - digne - janmaat - targett
            kdb - sterling - mcneil - mount - buendia (failed differential)
            vardy - tammy - 4.4

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

              I think a is the bigger upgrade.

            2. Fortune
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 1 day ago

              think so too.
              can get mane and robbo for gw 14 for digne and sterling

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

                Sounds good! Good luck 🙂

            3. thepuntmaster
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 1 day ago

              I'd go for A

              Is there no way you can get KDB to Mane? Maybe downgrade Digne for Sidibe?

            4. Fortune
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 1 day ago

              wait, my money itb actually allow me to double swap sterling - kdb to salah and mane (for -4 tho)

          3. J ⚒ Gimme your Mané…
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            What do you of this for a -8....

            Saka to Maddison
            Sterling to Mane
            Haller to firmino

            I’d have to play saka and haller this week if not.

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

              Just saka to maddison. Sterling to mane not worth a hit, nor is haller firmino.

              1. J ⚒ Gimme your Mané…
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 1 day ago

                Thanks.

                Holding Haller is killing me! He’s useless and so is West Ham 😆

                1. Hakim Ziyech
                    1 month, 1 day ago

                    haller is so over rated.

                    Arnie twice better, if only he played for the badge & not the money. Although I can't conclude on this because no one knows if something happened before the whole chinese clubs interest

                    1. J ⚒ Gimme your Mané…
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 1 day ago

                      Yea he is bang out of form. The problem is he’s got a midfield behind him that are absolute pony.

                      He’s a good target man, but a target man needs service and he’s not getting any of that.

                      Agree, I miss Arnie, but don’t miss his poisonous attitude as the bloke is just a helmet.

                      1. Hakim Ziyech
                          1 month, 1 day ago

                          True. Also, Pellegrini did not utilize the last transfer window properly. I think he does not have a good scout network or probably it is him that does not know the type of players that best fit into his system.e.g Carlos Sanchez(prev window), Ajeti... Pello should've done better imo

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

                      I hear that, but firmino just isn't consistently scoring four points more than him. If you really fancy him for this game that's the hit I'd take on top of the maddison move, but I don't love the odds of ending up ahead.

                      1. J ⚒ Gimme your Mané…
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 1 day ago

                        I can’t argue with your point on firmino, he’s not done much lately. Just a gut pick....

                        Thanks for the feedback!

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

                          I love him as a player. We just fall out when he's in my team ;). Follow your gut though. That's the best feeling when it goes right.

                          Good luck.

                2. Regin
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 1 day ago

                  not firmino. punt on laca

                  1. J ⚒ Gimme your Mané…
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 1 day ago

                    Appreciate the idea and I see where you are coming from. I did think of Laca, but I think he’s just a step too far for me unless emery gets the sack.

                    Arsenal look bang average, so if I’m going to pay 9.5m for a striker I want to get someone from a team in form ideally.

                    Cue Laca Hattie 😆

                    1. Regin
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 1 day ago

                      i got rid of pukki & took punt on laca. if he fails, easy switch to rash or jimmy.
                      have tammy & vardy.

                      1. J ⚒ Gimme your Mané…
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 1 day ago

                        Like the differential thinking, good luck with Laca, great fixture for an immediate return!

                3. thepuntmaster
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 1 day ago

                  Firmino is a ballsy choice.

                  I'd do the top and bottom but keep Sterling for this week, not worth a hit

                  1. J ⚒ Gimme your Mané…
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 1 day ago

                    Granted he’s not exactly returning lately, but I just want him for some reason 😆

                    Thanks for the response.

              2. iL PiStOlErO
                  1 month, 1 day ago

                  How would you upgrade this team? Auba is problem but he has really nice fixtures coming up so not sure what to do.

                  Pope Button
                  TAA Lund Soyuncu Rico Guilbert
                  Salah KdB Son Maddison Dendo
                  Auba Tammy Mousset

                  2ft, 0.1itb

                  1. SMEE_HEEE
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 1 day ago

                    would just do Auba to Vardy

                    don't like Guilbert - Villa's defence is trash so look to move him on at some point

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

                    Auba to Vardy looks obvious but as you say, nice Auba games.

                    Probably son to pulisic. City not a great game but they're capable of conceding.

                  3. Weasel Boy
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 1 day ago

                    Ditch Auba.

                    Arsenal have had plenty of nice fixtures but have been pretty consistent.
                    Consistently awful.

                    1. Dynamic Duos
                      • 6 Years
                      1 month, 1 day ago

                      Aubameyang was a good (c) for me in gwk11, same again gwk13

                  4. pitstop1
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 1 day ago

                    I don’t think you can ditch Auba before those two fixtures. He’s staying with me even though it’s stopping me upgrading elsewhere.

                    1. Dynamic Duos
                      • 6 Years
                      1 month, 1 day ago

                      Good man. I actually like the team I've got with Aubameyang.

                      1. pitstop1
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 8 Years
                        1 month, 1 day ago

                        (C) here too.

                        1. Dynamic Duos
                          • 6 Years
                          1 month, 1 day ago

                          It just looks stand out to me.

                • VanDijksToWatchOutFor
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 1 day ago

                  No transfers left this week, think I can hold off on wc for a few weeks or does this need a change? Thinking for 15 otherwise when keepers both have a pair of bad games.

                  Pope. Heaton
                  TAA. Robertson. Pereira. Tomori. Lundy
                  Sterling. Kdb. D.silva. Mount. Cantwell
                  Vardy. Abraham. Greenwood.

                  Thanks

                  1. Hakim Ziyech
                      1 month, 1 day ago

                      One way or another, Cantwell has to go

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

                        I agree but upgrading the bench has never been the most pressing issue. He's definitely out when I do wc though

                    • EMBOLOFAN
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 1 day ago

                      yeah youre fine

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

                        Thanks

                    • SMEE_HEEE
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 1 day ago

                      way, way too much money in defence

                      3 expensive (6m+) defenders, CFC defender and Lord Lundstrom

                      would bin Pereira for Soy, use funds to upgrade Cantwell

                      you could also do Tomori to fodder if you need further funds and potentially upgrade Greenwood as well

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

                        Yeah, definitely regret going pereira over soy but I've not had the transfers to downgrade.

                        Think tomori can clean up in the next month. Only got him last week. Their home defence is doing really nicely.

                        The problem with the greenwood upgrade is there's nowhere viable until you hit ings really. And that's just a bench option. I'm super grumpy about how there's always options at minimal spend at every position but striker.

                  2. Weasel Boy
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 1 day ago

                    Jimi = IB injury.

                    Pusilic = IB injury.

                    1. Dynamic Duos
                      • 6 Years
                      1 month, 1 day ago

                      Just not being risked , rather than serious injury.

                    2. Forever In Our Shadow
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      1 month, 1 day ago

                      Good news. Their injuries are like a tactical w*nk. Get it done and be ready like a soldier when needed most.

                  3. SMEE_HEEE
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 1 day ago

                    I will just use this word - SCENES

                    Sterling out of England squad due to argument apparently with Gomez
                    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/50383693

                    1. Maddamotha
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 1 day ago

                      Good news as an owner I guess

                  4. Nice to Finally Michu
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 1 day ago

                    Is it possible Martial and Rashford rise twice over the IB?

                    1. @fpl_phenom
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 1 day ago

                      yes

                    2. Forever In Our Shadow
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      1 month, 1 day ago

                      Yes maybe. Itnis great watching everyone jump on Martial again. Then he will get injured again and the exodus will start again. Or Utd will go off the boil as quick as it started. Bad transfers imo.

                      1. Nice to Finally Michu
                        • 6 Years
                        1 month, 1 day ago

                        Don't need them to be great transfers, only that theyll bank me some cash as I expect a de Bruyne a drop

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

                        I had Martial at the beginning for his 2 goals and assist, so more than happy to have him back. I understand 6 att return in 6 starts is bad but it can get better.

                        1. Andy Ftw
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 7 Years
                          1 month, 1 day ago

                          6 in 6 is bad?

                          1. Dynamic Duos
                            • 6 Years
                            1 month, 1 day ago

                            It is amazing, so how can anyone say Martial is a bad transfer?

                      3. @fpl_phenom
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 1 day ago

                        im concerned about their consistency too... they fair well against teams that attack and leave space behind... Brighton couldnt have set up any better FOR UTD

                  5. thepuntmaster
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 1 day ago

                    What are KDB owners doing?

                    I'm thinking I have to sell... so many midfielders coming in and out and all capable of pulling in points.

                    Who for though?

                    A) Pulisic
                    B) Son
                    C) Martial

                    Pulisic is obvs in fine form but worry I'm jumping on that bandwagon late, Son's minutes are always a worry but surely Poch can't rest him given recent performances and the side's struggles. Then finally, Martial seems an exciting prospect fantasy-wise now.

                    Thoughts?

                    1. Forever In Our Shadow
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      1 month, 1 day ago

                      Whats the rest of your team?

                    2. @fpl_phenom
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 1 day ago

                      same boat mate....

                      my concerns are ... how long before city are banging in goals again ?

                      Pulisic purple patch ? How does Martial fair against a team that DOESNT play as absolutely ret***ed as Brighton did with that poor high press and space behind. Son playing for an absolutely terrible spurs team at the moment.....

                      KDB and City always produce each year ....

                      Its tough! iv got Aguero too and not sure if nows the time to drop them both or not...

                  6. @fpl_phenom
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 1 day ago

                    soooo Jesus is off to south america for internationals and Aguero has the feet up correct ?

                  7. PikeyMikey
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    1 month, 1 day ago

                    Sterling hat trick next week after being fully rested by England.

                    1. Regin
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 1 day ago

                      he will play the 2nd match.