Scout Notes

Martial having a positive impact on United’s other FPL attacking assets

Manchester United 3-1 Brighton and Hove Albion

  • Goals: Andreas Pereira (£5.0m), Davy Propper (£5.0m) own-goal, Marcus Rashford (£8.5m) | Lewis Dunk (£4.6m)
  • Assists: Anthony Martial (£7.7m) x2, Scott McTominay (£5.1m) | Pascal Gross (£6.4m)
  • Bonus: Mathew Ryan (£4.7m) x3, Martial x2, Pereira x1

Swashbuckling at Carrow Road a fortnight ago, feeble at the Vitality Stadium in Gameweek 11: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Manchester United side are a Jekyll-and-Hyde prospect at present.

Such unpredictably is not ideal for us Fantasy managers given how valued a commodity consistency is in this rollercoaster season, although the relative cut-price availability of the likes of Daniel James (£6.1m) does perhaps allow for a stinker or two along the way.

While the defeat to Bournemouth proved that United are still capable of turning in a dismal display on any given weekend, there is little question that Anthony Martial (£7.7m) makes this current incarnation of the Red Devils a better side when he is available.

The injury-proneness and occasional body language issues are obvious deterrents to Martial from a Fantasy perspective but an ‘out of position’ FPL midfielder who averages over 6.1 points per start in 2019/20 and who is still available for less than £8.0m does merit interest.

The four ‘big chances’ he received against Norwich in Gameweek 10 and the poacher’s goal he scored against Chelsea on the opening weekend were encouraging regarding his own goal threat.

Sunday’s win over Brighton was more Martial the link-up man, with the Frenchman turning creator to supply two assists and bank his first double-digit haul of the campaign.

Pulling wide and dropping deep, Martial’s movement and vision certainly aid the prospects of James, Andreas Pereira (£5.0m) and especially Marcus Rashford (£8.5m) behind him.

Martial teed up the latter two for United’s first and third goals at Old Trafford, going on to create more chances than anyone on show.

What the bare ‘key pass’ statistics don’t reflect, of course, is how the Frenchman’s off-the-ball work leads to chances in itself.

There was one instance in the first half where Rashford cut in off the left flank to test Mathew Ryan (£4.7m) with a low shot, with the opportunity owing much to Martial’s decoy diagonal run that drew Lewis Dunk (£4.6m) away and created space for the England winger to drive into.

Solskjaer said of the France international after full-time:

You can talk about the goals we score but also the link-up play – Anthony’s work through the middle gives Marcus, Dan and Andreas space to run into. I thought Anthony was excellent today.

Martial later teed up Rashford for a gilt-edged chance in the 89th minute, which was one of several spurned by the Englishman.

Being farmed out to the wing can sometimes be to the detriment of a Fantasy asset (Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£11.0m), perhaps) but in Rashford’s case, it is seemingly to his advantage.

In the six Premier League matches that Martial has started for United this season, no FPL forward has had more attempts on goal than Rashford.

Solskjaer said recently that Rashford is much happier when facing the goal rather than being the focal point of the United attack and he certainly looks more of a threat than he did in a grim six-week period as a striker, the nadir of which was perhaps his display at St James’ Park in October.

Were it not for some profligate finishing against Brighton, Rashford would maybe have registered his own double-digit haul on Sunday.

Not only did the England international spurn the aforementioned chance that Martial set up but he also fluffed a golden opportunity carved out by James 20 minutes beforehand, somehow skewing a shot wide from six yards with the goal gaping.

Rashford also tested Ryan from a narrow angle after a Davy Propper-deceiving (£5.0m) piece of trickery with a quarter of an hour remaining.

Solskjaer said of Rashford after full-time:

You know when you’re annoyed but still smiling, you know you’ve enjoyed your day. You can see he’s enjoyed himself out there and he’s unhappy that he didn’t get more goals and assists.

I wouldn’t have wanted to be a defender playing against them when they keep on running like this.

The United boss also reserved praise for James, who produced one of his best displays of the season.

Solskjaer said:

He’s had a great impact both on and off the pitch, behind the scenes and on the training field. His attitude, the way he looks after himself and the way he is humble, does his work, and when he’s on the pitch he produces. He’s had a great impact and let’s hope he continues.

While James did spurn a great chance carved out by Rashford late on, his move to the right flank following Martial’s return does mean that his goal threat is perhaps minimal, given that he is unable to cut in and shoot on his favoured right foot.

That was, indeed, his only goal attempt of the match and his first shot in the box since Gameweek 8.

Pereira, starting his ninth league game in a row, and the ever-present Scott McTominay (£5.1m) furthered their budget ‘fifth midfielder’ appeal with attacking returns, although Pereira did have a considerable deflection off Dale Stephens (£4.5m) to thank in order to break his duck for the campaign.

McTominay has posed an aerial threat at set plays all season and it was the Scotland international who claimed the assist for Propper’s own-goal on 18 minutes; that was his fourth attacking return of 2019/20 and he is returning more points per million spent (9.2) than any other FPL midfielder at present.

McTominay picked up an injury in the second half, with his manager later saying:

He rolled over on his ankle so it looked sore. I’m not a doctor, but it looked like a painful one.

There was to again be no clean sheet for the Red Devils, with their barren run now stretching back seven games – only three other sides are without a shut-out in that time.

With Ashley Young suspended and Luke Shaw (both £5.4m) injured, there was a first league start for budget FPL option Brandon Williams (£4.0m) at left-back.

Performing ably in defence and almost grabbing a goal late on, Williams’ display certainly caught the eye – although both of his positional rivals will likely be back after the international break and it remains to be seen if he can offer FPL managers yet another budget defensive option in this season of bargain-bin gems at the back.

Solskjaer said of Williams:

He was excellent. He could’ve had a goal, he could’ve had an assist, and he defended fantastically. I’m very pleased for the boy, he’s had a great month.

He’s done nothing wrong since he’s come in and making it hard for me, definitely. He’s really, really impressed me, I have to say. He’s making it hard to leave him out.

While United assets may be tempting Fantasy managers in the coming weeks and months, interest in Brighton players is probably likely to remain cool for now.

The Seagulls are bottom of our Season Ticker over the next three Gameweeks, with the visit of Leicester City preceding trips to Liverpool and Arsenal.

Albion were very much second-best at Old Trafford, with Leandro Trossard (£5.8m) having little joy on his first start since August and being withdrawn just before the hour-mark.

Neal Maupay (£6.1m) was inches away from connecting with a Pascal Gross (£6.4m) knock-down but the former Brentford striker was otherwise starved of service and failed to touch the ball once in the United box, which summed up the visitors’ lack of threat from open play.

A Lewis Dunk (£4.6m) header from a Gross corner halved the deficit at 2-1 but Albion were well-beaten in the end – no shame, of course, given the respective costs of each squad.

Graham Potter said after full-time:

We’re disappointed; Manchester United were the better team and I suppose the only crumb of comfort we have is that we got our goal to make it 2-1, and if we had kept it like that a bit longer, maybe we could have snatched something.

But we weren’t good enough to stay in the game, and overall I don’t think we deserved anything. We will get better for the experience and move on.

It’s a bit of lesson for us playing against that type of quality. We had a decent group of matches before this one, so we’ll have to dust ourselves down now and be ready for the next match against Leicester.

With Adam Webster (£4.4m) already sidelined because of an ankle injury, Brighton have lost another centre-half ahead of Gameweek 13 as Dunk collected his fifth yellow card of the season at Old Trafford.

That will be welcome news to owners of Jamie Vardy (£9.6m) and co, with the Foxes visiting the Amex straight after the November international break.

The fact that Ryan was kept very busy at Old Trafford – the Australian walked away with maximum bonus after making nine saves – will also encourage those who own Leicester’s attacking assets.

Albion may also have concerns over striker Aaron Connolly (£4.7m), who was hooked at half-time after complaining of groin pain and who has since withdrawn from the Republic of Ireland national squad.

Manchester United XI (4-2-3-1): De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Maguire, Lindelof, Williams (Rojo 90′); Fred, McTominay; James, Pereira (Lingard 70′), Rashford (Greenwood 90′); Martial.

Brighton and Hove Albion XI (4-4-2): Ryan; Montoya (March 46′), Dunk, Duffy, Burn; Alzate, Propper, Stephens, Trossard (Gross 59′); Maupay, Connolly (Murray 46′).

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705 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Fitzy.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 7 months ago

    Martial still cheap too

  2. Nightf0x
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 7 months ago

    Which?

    A) gw13, Lowton wilson -4 to robo ings (or) baldock jimy
    gw14, mount to puli
    Gw15, son to madison

    B) gw13, mount Wilson -4 to richar jimy/ings
    Gw14, richar to puli
    Gw15, son lowton -4 to madison robo

  3. Party time
      1 year, 7 months ago

      Yes! Magical Martial!!! 🙂

      1. Daniel Jebbison
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 7 months ago

        United fan?

        1. Party time
            1 year, 7 months ago

            No & I will never be, however, I love Martial. He is a class apart if he stays fit more regularly. He would only get better. Great player!

      2. Peter Ouch
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 7 months ago

        With those fixtures and his medical history I wouldn't go nowhere near him where at the same time you can get Pulisic and Maddison cheaper in way better and healthier teams

        1. Rhinos
          • 7 Years
          1 year, 7 months ago

          thing with Martial though is it's a genuine surprise if man u score and he's not involved. Chelsea and Leics spread the points around

          1. Party time
              1 year, 7 months ago

              Shhh...It is better people ignore him. We need him as a differential buddy 😉

          2. Maddamotha
            • 4 Years
            1 year, 7 months ago

            People still in denial about Martial. He is the striker, registered as a midfielder. United have been bad for years and he always produce, check his stats.

        2. Rhinos
          • 7 Years
          1 year, 7 months ago

          Same team lost 1-0 to a slumping Bournemouth and it was an avoid. Sure the narrative will change again after they lose in Sheffield

          1. No Professionals
            • 3 Years
            1 year, 7 months ago

            This, very short memories in ff.

          2. J ⚒ Salah & Vinagre
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 year, 7 months ago

            Only game martial has blanked in this season.

            Man U can be rubbish, but he just always seems to deliver a steady flow of points.

            Can’t find the stats but he has one of the best PPG in the league since joining the prem.

          3. Maddamotha
            • 4 Years
            1 year, 7 months ago

            Its expected to be hard against Sheffield. He costs 7.5 (7.7 now) and you expect returns every game? Did Salah and Mane bag braces against Sheffield?

        3. RamaJama
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 year, 7 months ago

          With Sterling rested through the IB, Mane firing well and Salah's risky ankle, worth keeping Sterling one more week?

          1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
            • 4 Years
            1 year, 7 months ago

            Yes.

          2. The Overthinker
            • 4 Years
            1 year, 7 months ago

            Yes.

            I did sterling to mane, and now i wished I had him for Chelsea

            1. Rhinos
              • 7 Years
              1 year, 7 months ago

              This doesn't make any sense, what's changed? Raz was always gonna start v Chelsea

            2. GuenDoozy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 year, 7 months ago

              Hatty confirmed

          3. Party time
              1 year, 7 months ago

              Yes

              1. Daniel Jebbison
                • 11 Years
                1 year, 7 months ago

                Strong armband contender now

                1. Party time
                    1 year, 7 months ago

                    I agree tbh & I am seriously considering bringing him in with the way people are ditching

                    1. Mingo
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      1 year, 7 months ago

                      The best time to bring in Sterling seems to be when the masses are selling him.

            • drughi
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              1 year, 7 months ago

              Ryan
              Lundstram TAA Soyuncu
              Sterling (C) Mane Maddison Mount
              Jimenez Vardy Tammy

              button rico dendoncker boly

              1 ft and 0.0 itb, gtg ? want to save a transfer this week and ponder on robbo or salah for gw 14.

              1. Miguel Sanchez
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 year, 7 months ago

                Easy save barring no injuries

                1. drughi
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  1 year, 7 months ago

                  cheers

              2. Daniel Jebbison
                • 11 Years
                1 year, 7 months ago

                The most beautiful team out there. Dream team

              3. Mingo
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 year, 7 months ago

                Nice team. What are you doing about Ryan? Are you keeping him through his tough fixtures or can you move him to a Henderson for example (after this weekend).

            • FOO FIGHTER
              • 1 Year
              1 year, 7 months ago

              Ladies and gents

              Martial or Dilva?

              Only going to make this move start of GW13. Will be for Mount.

              1. drughi
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                1 year, 7 months ago

                keep mount

                1. FOO FIGHTER
                  • 1 Year
                  1 year, 7 months ago

                  I have Pulisic and Abraham.

                  Do not want to have the triple up CHE attack.

                  1. drughi
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 11 Years
                    1 year, 7 months ago

                    ok then martial

              2. Miguel Sanchez
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 year, 7 months ago

                Martial

              3. Party time
                  1 year, 7 months ago

                  Anthony Marshial ofcourse!

                • Rhinos
                  • 7 Years
                  1 year, 7 months ago

                  Martial the safer bet but I'm on Dilva, just make sure your bench is decent

                  1. FOO FIGHTER
                    • 1 Year
                    1 year, 7 months ago

                    I had Dilva and shifted him when was injured. I do want to get him back but the risk of his playing time and rotation is why I am thinking rather Martial.

                    I am not keen on UTD assets due to their up and down form but the price is right and he is doing quite well since his return to the UTD starting eleven so worth a shot. If it goes tits up then I just do a straight swap for Dilva.

                    1. Rhinos
                      • 7 Years
                      1 year, 7 months ago

                      I've specifically adapted my squad to keep Dilva. Have Ings or Traore on the bench in case he misses out. The double figure hauls make him worth it

                    2. PogBruno
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      1 year, 7 months ago

                      Before the Norwich game u were all jokes on martial and now u are looking to get him ? 🙂

                      1. FOO FIGHTER
                        • 1 Year
                        1 year, 7 months ago

                        Well let's see what Martial does vs SHU 🙂

                        Do not have him yet lol

                      2. Party time
                          1 year, 7 months ago

                          Do not mind the anti- martial bregade. They are reducing in their numbers as the day goes on 😆

                  2. Tcheco
                    • 3 Years
                    1 year, 7 months ago

                    Martial. Nailed.

                • PogBruno
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 year, 7 months ago

                  Wud u have this team with 2 never playing subs?

                  Gazza
                  TAA Robbo Lund Soy
                  Sterling KDB Mane
                  Vardy Jimenez Abraham

                  Bench : button Dendoncker 4.3mid 3.9def

                  1. Rhinos
                    • 7 Years
                    1 year, 7 months ago

                    No coz games coming thick and fast now, Two city assets and no bench is asking for trouble

                    1. PogBruno
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      1 year, 7 months ago

                      Thank you mate

                  2. No Professionals
                    • 3 Years
                    1 year, 7 months ago

                    Is this a WC?

                    1. PogBruno
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      1 year, 7 months ago

                      Nah - ( mount Kelly ➡ TAA 4.3mid )from my current team wud give me the above

                  3. Phil's Stamps
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    1 year, 7 months ago

                    Nope, and the first sub merits third spot on a bench at best. The Winter fixture pile-up will bite hard.

                  4. Tcheco
                    • 3 Years
                    1 year, 7 months ago

                    No

                • AlsoRanLove
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  1 year, 7 months ago

                  Mount + Wan B > Madd + Ward
                  Worth it for a hit? Or do it over 2 GWs?

                  Current team:
                  Ryan/Gaz
                  Soy/Lund/Tamori/Coady/Wan B
                  Sterl/KDB/Cantwel/Mane/Mount
                  Vardy/Tammy/Nkeitah

                  1. No Professionals
                    • 3 Years
                    1 year, 7 months ago

                    Ward injured?

                    1. PogBruno
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      1 year, 7 months ago

                      For how long ?

                      1. No Professionals
                        • 3 Years
                        1 year, 7 months ago

                        Don't know, but would hold until it's clearer.

                • No Professionals
                  • 3 Years
                  1 year, 7 months ago

                  Pope
                  VVD Lundstram Rico
                  Salah Sterling Maddison Mount
                  Vardy Abraham Jimenez

                  Button Cantwell Otamendi Kelly
                  1ft 0.9itb

                  A) otamendi to Soyuncu
                  B) sterling to mane
                  C) salah to mane

                  1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    1 year, 7 months ago

                    D) Chill

                    1. No Professionals
                      • 3 Years
                      1 year, 7 months ago

                      Not an option

                  2. PogBruno
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    1 year, 7 months ago

                    A this week and mane next week

                    1. No Professionals
                      • 3 Years
                      1 year, 7 months ago

                      That seems the sensible option. Annoyingly lost 0.2 on that move already this week.

                • Forever In Our Shadow
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  1 year, 7 months ago

                  Utd will go off the boil just as quick as their good form started. Been like this under Ole. Its great the bang stops snd they look bang average. I see nothing to suggest this changing. Avoid Utd. Its another trap.

                  1. fgdu
                    • 7 Years
                    1 year, 7 months ago

                    its true, this is why im getting willian over martial

                    1. Forever In Our Shadow
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      1 year, 7 months ago

                      Different. He and pulisic look good. Willian always takes a while to get going but once he does he is consistent.

                  2. FOO FIGHTER
                    • 1 Year
                    1 year, 7 months ago

                    Damn, this coming from a UTD fan...

                  3. Rhinos
                    • 7 Years
                    1 year, 7 months ago

                    Martial is fantasy gold regardless of man u form. The only thing stopping me investing is I've no one to drop for him

                  4. Maddamotha
                    • 4 Years
                    1 year, 7 months ago

                    It was down to a lot of injuries. Without Martial in the team = win rate 28%, with him in the 70s.

                  5. One Wheels Enough
                    • 1 Year
                    1 year, 7 months ago

                    You seem to be forgetting that Ole is building a team without the hot and cold ego monster aka Pogba... Without him they are a more working unit. You are not comparing apples with apples.

                    Fred is apparently keeping Pogba's place warm, and although he's pretty rubbish he at least runs around alot and doesn't spend all day on antisocial media preening himself.

                    It's likely Pogba is finished at OT (currently in cotton wool for the transfer window) coz Ole is old school and sticks to the philiosophy that 'no one is bigger than the club'. United might be worse technically without Pog, but they are starting to look like a plan is shaping up with a better team ethic. Might not be as big a trap as you infer.

                • boc610
                  • 9 Years
                  1 year, 7 months ago

                  raheem and gomez fighting in the canteen is like something out of Grange Hill

                  1. Party time
                      1 year, 7 months ago

                      I can't imagine Sterling fighting with a bloke that is 6ft 2' tall, likewise, I can't imagine Sterling fighting with that big arse of his 😆

                      1. Lingard’s Shin Guards
                        • 2 Years
                        1 year, 7 months ago

                        Uses it to his advantage. Longer reach

                  2. Klein
                    • 5 Years
                    1 year, 7 months ago

                    People going salah + mane or tripple liv, whats the plan for blank gw18?

                    1. No Professionals
                      • 3 Years
                      1 year, 7 months ago

                      Take one of them out

                    2. Forever In Our Shadow
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      1 year, 7 months ago

                      Get City with 2 ft’s and a cheeky -4 if needed. Bench the one with the most value locked in.

                    3. GuenDoozy
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      1 year, 7 months ago

                      Transfer out

                    4. PogBruno
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      1 year, 7 months ago

                      Right after the blank GW their fixtures look tough from attacking point of view - easy decision to get rid of one of salah/mane

                    5. FOO FIGHTER
                      • 1 Year
                      1 year, 7 months ago

                      I have both. My bench will be fully playable and will exclude the likes of Rico, Kelly and Dendo etc.

                      I will not have to use any chips, just benching TAA, Salah and Mane.

                      Unless there are unforseen injuries then no transfers either.

                      1. IRBOX ⚽
                        • 4 Years
                        1 year, 7 months ago

                        You’re going to bench 35 million? Going to be a terrible GW for you lad

                        1. FOO FIGHTER
                          • 1 Year
                          1 year, 7 months ago

                          Well I am keeping all three.

                          1. GuenDoozy
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 1 Year
                            1 year, 7 months ago

                            You can always transfer out for just for that GW and then get them back in

                    6. Party time
                        1 year, 7 months ago

                        Bench 1 or 2 & take 1 out at the moment. Although I am looking at benching all 3 & having a stronger bench as well. I would probably favor the latter if Sterling's form remains poor

                      • Mingo
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        1 year, 7 months ago

                        I've decided on Salah, Mane + Robertson. I've only just got Salah so wouldn't lose value if anything. Bench Mane & Robertson and move Salah to Grealish for GW18 & GW19 as liverpool are away at Leicester immediately after. That strategy relies on a fully playing bench though. I'd even have the luxury of benching Soyuncu that week too.

                    7. Wild Rover
                      • 10 Years
                      1 year, 7 months ago

                      Southgate: "My feeling is that the right thing for the team is the action we have taken. Now that the decision has been made with the agreement of the entire squad.."

                      Wonder if he'd have made the same decision if it was Kosovo?

                      1. A Kun & Mateta
                        • 7 Years
                        1 year, 7 months ago

                        Surprised the incident wasn't hushed up.

                      2. Forever In Our Shadow
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 7 Years
                        1 year, 7 months ago

                        Its England. Southgate knew it would get out and be all over the news asap. He just shut it down immediately by dropping Raz. I bet in his presser he swiftly avoids it and says it has been dealt with. Story over. Good management imo. Yes i think it would have been the same if Kosovo. No player is bigger than the team.

                        1. Party time
                            1 year, 7 months ago

                            This

                          • A Kun & Mateta
                            • 7 Years
                            1 year, 7 months ago

                            Quite serious, Sterling going for his neck. Damaging for his England captaincy chances.

                            1. Lingard’s Shin Guards
                              • 2 Years
                              1 year, 7 months ago

                              No chance he becomes captain after this

                            2. Forever In Our Shadow
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 7 Years
                              1 year, 7 months ago

                              He is not a captain. Never will be. Besides, Kane will be captain for the next 10 years.

                              1. A Kun & Mateta
                                • 7 Years
                                1 year, 7 months ago

                                Feel for Sterling, he must be in danger of burnout. Has played so much and for so long and is only 24.

                                1. _Ninja_
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 10 Years
                                  1 year, 7 months ago

                                  Getting a 2 week rest now

                                2. Forever In Our Shadow
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 7 Years
                                  1 year, 7 months ago

                                  I agree. But he gets decent rest. Pep has given him several weeks off that others don't always get. Still no excuse for losing it. You could see it boil over on Sunday. That was never going to be let go. And really that was the right thing for Raz to do. Cannot let it be seen City have given up. However, it was always going to end like this. Raz was quite obviously frustrated and he took it into England duty. For me its healthy and the right action taken. Move on.

                                  1. Cruyff's Eleven
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 2 Years
                                    1 year, 7 months ago

                                    No team wins anything if there is discord....

                                    Holland in the 90's 🙁

                        2. GreennRed
                          • 9 Years
                          1 year, 7 months ago

                          Lots of good teams have/ have had players who dislike their teammates. To be honest I've been impressed with Sterling the last few days though not all that he did yesterday. Has demonstrated a hunger for fight in the game I thought was lacking and wasn't intimidated by Gomez. He deserves a reprimand from Southgate but they can move on after that. England need him.

                      3. NewcastleToon74
                        • 1 Year
                        1 year, 7 months ago

                        Pope
                        Rico Soy TAA Digne
                        Mane Madds KDB McGinn
                        Jimenez Vardy

                        B: Ramsdale Abraham Tomori D.James

                        1FT and 0.1

                        How does it look?

                        1. Christina.
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 11 Years
                          1 year, 7 months ago

                          not good.

                        2. A Kun & Mateta
                          • 7 Years
                          1 year, 7 months ago

                          Start Tammy. A good bench boost squad.

                      4. Christina.
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 11 Years
                        1 year, 7 months ago

                        I can see Ings ticking over nicely.

                        ars/WAT/NOR/new/WHAM/villa

                        1. drughi
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 11 Years
                          1 year, 7 months ago

                          No place for him with jimenez/vardy/tammy frontline

                          1. Christina.
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 11 Years
                            1 year, 7 months ago

                            Vardy and Tammy is a given yes. Third one is up for grabs.

                            1. Mingo
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 4 Years
                              1 year, 7 months ago

                              Same. I'd like Jimenez but there are too many mids that interest me at the moment, plus I like the idea of 442 for the next block of fixtures.

                        2. Forever In Our Shadow
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 7 Years
                          1 year, 7 months ago

                          I see southampton finishing bottom handsomely. It is toxic down there atm. So toxic, even the mighty Ings will get worse.

                          1. No Professionals
                            • 3 Years
                            1 year, 7 months ago

                            Never heard of norwich?

                            1. Forever In Our Shadow
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 7 Years
                              1 year, 7 months ago

                              Every seen a team lose 9-0 at home?

                              1. Rhinos
                                • 7 Years
                                1 year, 7 months ago

                                Norwich are so far out of their depth I don't care if Saints are as toxic as a pond near Springfield power station they won't finish bottom

                            2. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 5 Years
                              1 year, 7 months ago

                              A fine city. We call it the People's Republic of Norwich and hope to declare our independence, with haste if the election goes wrong 🙂

                        3. FOO FIGHTER
                          • 1 Year
                          1 year, 7 months ago

                          I went Mousset. Nice price and looking decent on the pitch. Also seems like he is on his way to being nailed.

                          Playing him and Lund vs UTD.

                          1. Christina.
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 11 Years
                            1 year, 7 months ago

                            nice, he is also on shortlist for me.

                        4. Rhinos
                          • 7 Years
                          1 year, 7 months ago

                          good thinkings, come join me

                        5. The Overthinker
                          • 4 Years
                          1 year, 7 months ago

                          Auba to ings.
                          Hayden to Sterling

                          1. Cruyff's Eleven
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 2 Years
                            1 year, 7 months ago

                            Yup, same

                            Auba downgrade to Ings and reinvest in ManCity around GW 16 or so.....

                      5. CAPA
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        1 year, 7 months ago

                        Is Brandon Williams a trap?

                        1. Lingard’s Shin Guards
                          • 2 Years
                          1 year, 7 months ago

                          Who?

                        2. Rhinos
                          • 7 Years
                          1 year, 7 months ago

                          depends on how you see his role in your team, if he can rot as 3rd sub then why not

                          1. CAPA
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 2 Years
                            1 year, 7 months ago

                            Wouldn't want him just to rot, needs to have decent prospect of playing for me

                            1. Rhinos
                              • 7 Years
                              1 year, 7 months ago

                              wouldn't bother then, he only played coz Young out and OGS treatment of Greenwood shows you how cautious he is with kids

                        3. Mingo
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 4 Years
                          1 year, 7 months ago

                          It depends what you expect from him? People were burned by Greenwood, similar situation but further up the pitch.

                          1. CAPA
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 2 Years
                            1 year, 7 months ago

                            My thoughts too, although he has had 90 mins which Greenwood hasn't.

                            1. Mingo
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 4 Years
                              1 year, 7 months ago

                              Only due to Shaw's injury and Young's suspension. I wouldn't bank on him getting regular minutes, especially with GW18 looming you will need a playing bench. Young is the club captain and I would have though will come straight back in.

                            2. Numbuster
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 4 Years
                              1 year, 7 months ago

                              When Young return, he will back to the bench

                        4. GreennRed
                          • 9 Years
                          1 year, 7 months ago

                          A tranny?

                        5. CAPA
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 2 Years
                          1 year, 7 months ago

                          Thanks all, doubtful then as a £4.0m playing prospect!

                      6. andre_c
                        • 2 Years
                        1 year, 7 months 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. Squeakybum99
                          • 1 Year
                          1 year, 7 months ago

                          Martial or Madders. Martial is OOP as long as fit and could be big imo. But tough next fixture, so can wait.

                      7. rnrd
                        • 6 Years
                        1 year, 7 months ago

                        Pulisic just pulled out of the US Team for a rib problem

                        1. GreennRed
                          • 9 Years
                          1 year, 7 months ago

                          Nice one. Two weeks of feet up, a few pints, a bit of physio and he'll be qrand.

                          1. IRBOX ⚽
                            • 4 Years
                            1 year, 7 months ago

                            Grand for a blank against City..

                            1. GreennRed
                              • 9 Years
                              1 year, 7 months ago

                              City and their great defenders........

                              1. FOO FIGHTER
                                • 1 Year
                                1 year, 7 months ago

                                This

                            2. GuenDoozy
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 1 Year
                              1 year, 7 months ago

                              Haul vs city

                        2. Forever In Our Shadow
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 7 Years
                          1 year, 7 months ago

                          Ready for the 5-4 city win.

                      8. IRBOX ⚽
                        • 4 Years
                        1 year, 7 months ago

                        Hold for now? 1.2 ITB to deal with forwards if need be

                        Pope
                        TAA Robbo Lundstram
                        Salah Sterling Martial Maddison Mount
                        Abraham Jota

                        Button Lascelles Dunk* Wickham

                        1. Squeakybum99
                          • 1 Year
                          1 year, 7 months ago

                          Jota isn't a good pick. Try Vardy/Jim

                          1. IRBOX ⚽
                            • 4 Years
                            1 year, 7 months ago

                            I would disagree there. Very unlucky not to haul the past few GW’s and better stats than Jimenéz. Top of goals imminent table. You’re just following the template

                            1. Numbuster
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 4 Years
                              1 year, 7 months ago

                              especially the SOT made before Jimenez get his score sheet.
                              He is amazing.

                            2. Squeakybum99
                              • 1 Year
                              1 year, 7 months ago

                              I have had Jim for the last 3 weeks. Wolves have shifted to 3-4-3 while attacking and have been a different side. Jim is also a Baps magnet. You can stick as Jota will eventually haul but imo, he isn't high on my list. Rather someone else.

                            3. Numbuster
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 4 Years
                              1 year, 7 months ago

                              but sometimes.. the template is reliable to follows..
                              atm, Jim ahead Jota

                        2. GuenDoozy
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 1 Year
                          1 year, 7 months ago

                          I'd get Vardy

                          1. IRBOX ⚽
                            • 4 Years
                            1 year, 7 months ago

                            The template response. Look at that defence and midfield! Budget isn’t unlimited mate and can’t have them all. He isn’t a captaincy option for me.

                            1. GuenDoozy
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 1 Year
                              1 year, 7 months ago

                              Mount > 4.4, Jota > Vardy. Dunk is suspended so he's probably the best (c).

                              1. GuenDoozy
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 1 Year
                                1 year, 7 months ago

                                Captaining him the past few weeks has brought me from 900K to 120K.

                                1. GuenDoozy
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 1 Year
                                  1 year, 7 months ago

                                  And a sweet 0.7m price rise to go with that

                            2. fgdu
                              • 7 Years
                              1 year, 7 months ago

                              you can't go without vardy bro!

                        3. payetisgod
                          • 4 Years
                          1 year, 7 months ago

                          I think Jota is a good shout mate - I raised the same question as you yesterday and got shot down a bit! I've really liked the look of him

                          I do think trying to squeeze vardy in is essential though!

                      9. Squeakybum99
                        • 1 Year
                        1 year, 7 months ago

                        Pope
                        Soy lund, robbo ,Janmaat, kelly
                        Raz, Kdb, Mount, Martial
                        Jim, Tammy, Vardy

                        Been a good week and looking now to get Salah/Mane or both in after the next GW. Anything else glaring?

                        1. Numbuster
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 4 Years
                          1 year, 7 months ago

                          the 4th MF is fodder?

                          I would look for Mane. cheaper 0.2 unit + form

                          1. Squeakybum99
                            • 1 Year
                            1 year, 7 months ago

                            Yeah it's Saka for some reason. The 5th Mf. Yeah just deciding on Salah or MAne. Feel Salah's peak is coming.

                      10. Oggle22
                        • 4 Years
                        1 year, 7 months ago

                        Pope
                        TAA Chilwell Rico Lund
                        Salah Sterling Mount
                        Rashford Abraham Vardy

                        Button Tomori Cantwell Guendouzi

                        2ft
                        A) Sort bench players
                        B) Ditch Sterling and a bench player

                        Cheers

                        1. Numbuster
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 4 Years
                          1 year, 7 months ago

                          a

                      11. More Cowbell
                        • 11 Years
                        1 year, 7 months ago

                        Hi all,

                        Current dilemma is whether to upgrade my 3rd or 4th mid. Thoughts welcome.

                        a) Cantwell > Tielemans
                        b) Mount > Pulisic/Martial/Maddison

                        1. Numbuster
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 4 Years
                          1 year, 7 months ago

                          a

                      12. FDMS All Starz
                        • 5 Years
                        1 year, 7 months ago

                        Mane/Salah in or hold? Feels foolish selling Auba/Sterling when they are both home vs weak defences and pool are away to a stubborn palace team.

                        2FT & 0.5itb

                        Pope
                        TAA - Robbo - Lunds - Soy
                        Sterling - Mount - Kdb
                        Vardy - Tammy - Auba

                        Subs: Button - Rico - Dendonker - Nakamba

                        1. More Cowbell
                          • 11 Years
                          1 year, 7 months ago

                          I feel like at one pool midfielder is manadatory at this point. Particularly with the next 5 GWs. I woulnd't look at this GW in isolation. Auba is out of form. Mane and Salah can score against anyone and I'd back them to outscore Auba.

                      13. Warby84
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        1 year, 7 months ago

                        Pope
                        Robertson Trent Lundstrum
                        Salah Maddison Tielemans Martial
                        Vardy Jiminez Abraham

                        Mount Lascelles Mings

                        C currently either Vardy or Salah..

                      14. More Cowbell
                        • 11 Years
                        1 year, 7 months ago

                        Calling: Rico and Jiminez owners (guess there's a few of us)

                        If you're playing Jimi, are you benching Rico? Or hedging and playing both?

                      15. Tibbs
                        • 10 Years
                        1 year, 7 months ago

                        Who do you prefer:

                        1) KDB + Ayew
                        2) Jiménez + Martial/Maddison

                        I own the former but tempted to move on KDB as own Sterling. I bought Ayew last week to find Mané and those upcoming fixtures but now I’m second guessing.

                      16. FDMS All Starz
                        • 5 Years
                        1 year, 7 months ago

                        Thoughts on the following for a -4 hit?

                        Auba - Nakamba - Dendonker—-> Pérez - Son - Greenwood

                        1. Tcheco
                          • 3 Years
                          1 year, 7 months ago

                          I hate it sorry

                      17. GreennRed
                        • 9 Years
                        1 year, 7 months ago

                        Mainlanders:
                        What's the story in UK pubs on December 26th and 27th showing live PL games. Is their a licence that can allow them show Amazon Prime games?