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. Old Gregg
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    24 days, 1 hour ago

    International Break Wildcard.

    Pretty template I would imagine.

    Hendo
    Taa-Robbo-Soy-Rico-lund
    Maddy-Martial-Mount-Mane-KDB
    Tammy- Vardy (Ayew)

    Considering
    a) Taa/Tobbo+Soy+ Mount > Perrira+Tomori+ Pulisic
    b) Martial+Mount+Ayew > Pulisic+(hayden) + Jimenez. (3-4-3)

    1. Tcheco
      • 2 Years
      24 days, 1 hour ago

      A. what a team that would give you

    2. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      24 days, 1 hour ago

      I like either your current choice or B. Depends if you are chasing or consolidating at this stage

    3. GreennRed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      24 days, 1 hour ago

      A, Robertson.

      1. Old Gregg
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        24 days, 1 hour ago

        thanks all

  2. Lateriser 12
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    24 days, 1 hour ago

    Big fan of Raheem especially after the fire he's showing. Southgate has screwed up here. Handle it in house, jeez. Don't call out your best player. Bust ups are common and it's not a recurring problem with Raz.

    Think I'm holding Raz and captaining. He'll be out for blood.

    1. Tcheco
      • 2 Years
      24 days, 1 hour ago

      Looks like the story was leaked & Southgate addressed it afterwards. I doubt he'd openly talk about it willingly.

      Agreed on Raz being fired up though. Good sign for owners perhaps + he gets rested for an international game. Bring on Chelsea 😀

    2. GuenDoozy
        24 days, 1 hour ago

        Captaining him over Vardy? Dunk is suspended for that game and his EO will be 120+

        Having said that, I am considering it myself 🙂

        1. Warby84
          • 4 Years
          24 days, 1 hour ago

          With Dunk suspended clearly Vardy is C is the best option, no real form from sterling and I see it continuing..

          1. GuenDoozy
              24 days, 1 hour ago

              One final captaincy blank before he leaves my team 😆 jokes aside, sound advice and probably right

            • Fitzy.
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              24 days, 1 hour ago

              At least you call him Sterling like the rest of us... 😉

          2. Lateriser 12
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            24 days, 1 hour ago

            Brighton at the Amex are a different team imo.

            1. GuenDoozy
                24 days, 1 hour ago

                Their captain and best defender is suspended though. That should definitely weaken them

          3. Le Bluff
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            24 days, 1 hour ago

            Think I'm doing the same.

            No other 'obvious' captain this week. Vardy will be popular but Brighton are a decent team at the Amex with some good underlying defensive statistics. I expect a tougher game for Leicester there.

            1. Tcheco
              • 2 Years
              24 days, 1 hour ago

              Even with half a defense?

              1. Le Bluff
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                24 days, 1 hour ago

                Didn't realise that Webster was out for Brighton too, actually.

                Who'll actually play CB for them?! Burn and Duffy?

        2. Tcheco
          • 2 Years
          24 days, 1 hour ago

          Who would you rather own?

          A. Jimenez starting next GW (bou SHU WHU bha TOT nor)

          B. Pulisic starting GW 14 (WHU AVL eve BOU)

          1. Numbuster
            • 3 Years
            24 days, 1 hour ago

            prefer A

          2. Don Kloppeone
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            24 days, 1 hour ago

            I think Jimi of those but it’s close. Pulisic won’t keep up this purple patch forever

          3. GuenDoozy
              24 days, 1 hour ago

              B. Look at those fixtures!

          4. Don Kloppeone
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            24 days, 1 hour ago

            I’m seriously gutted! Was tinkering with possible moves before I fell asleep last night. No intention of actually doing anything obv... My plan was probably to do Boly > Robbo with my 1FT.

            I have no recollection of confirming a transfer and thought I fell asleep c. 12:15. Wake up this morning to discover I’ve done:
            KDB, Boly > Salah, Soy (-4) at 12:32am

            So I now have a hit, no MCI (!), and the entire IB to watch them all get injured!

            -4 1.3itb
            Pope
            TAA, Lunds, Soy
            Salah (C), Mané, Maddison, Mount
            Vardy, Abraham, Jimi
            (McGovern) (Willems, Rico, Dendo)

            Btw I was stone cold sober. Looks like I’ve done this in a state of basically asleep! Don’t suppose FPL Towers will accept a take back on grounds of diminished responsibility?

            Any words of consolation or ridicule welcomed 🙁

            1. Numbuster
              • 3 Years
              24 days, 1 hour ago

              positive reply.. g2g

              1. Don Kloppeone
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                24 days, 1 hour ago

                Lol thanks. I guess the positive is the team looks good and Salah or Mané can easily become Sterling if needed

            2. Hakim Ziyech
                24 days, 1 hour ago

                Hahahahaha... This happened to me last season. Same damn scenario...

                1. Don Kloppeone
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  24 days, 1 hour ago

                  I’ve never done anything like this before. Was literally so confused this morning!?

                  1. Hakim Ziyech
                      24 days, 1 hour ago

                      😆 It is a strange feeling. I thought I made the transfers but I was only dreaming 😆

                      1. Don Kloppeone
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        24 days, 1 hour ago

                        It’s not even like I was hovering on the Confirm Transfers screen... I was just playing around. No clue how it even happened:lol:

                        1. Hakim Ziyech
                            24 days, 1 hour ago

                            😆

                      2. Hakim Ziyech
                          24 days, 1 hour ago

                          It wasn't the same scenario in my case. I fell asleep, woke up & saw that damn price change. I thought I had confirmed the transfers already before I fell asleep, complete oppoosite to yours but that feeling was weird when I woke up to see I did nothing

                          1. Don Kloppeone
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 2 Years
                            24 days, 1 hour ago

                            Yeh not the same but still.

                            This was as if someone came in while I was asleep and did it for me:lol:

                            1. Hakim Ziyech
                                24 days, 1 hour ago

                                Lmaoo

                                1. Don Kloppeone
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 2 Years
                                  24 days, 1 hour ago

                                  Lol good story right?! Bl@ody FPL!

                              • Hakim Ziyech
                                  24 days, 1 hour ago

                                  Actually good transfers to be honest. Salah & Soy are good assets to have this period imo. Good fixtures.
                                  In my case, I was priced out of the moves 😆

                                  1. Don Kloppeone
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 2 Years
                                    24 days, 1 hour ago

                                    Yeh I’m happy with the team apart from no MCI and having the IB to ruin things!

                                    1. Hakim Ziyech
                                        24 days, 1 hour ago

                                        I wouldn't worry... City aren't in form atm. Easy switch back if they click form again 😉

                                      • Hakim Ziyech
                                          24 days, 1 hour ago

                                          I've got no city too & many are going that route as well so no damage done buddy. It is going to be a great gw. Salah also looking like a premium differential pick

                                        • Max City
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 2 Years
                                          23 days, 23 hours ago

                                          it's not a disaster of not having any MCI atm.. with all those rotations plus all sides seem to have found out how to counter MCI attack ..

                                          1. Don Kloppeone
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 2 Years
                                            23 days, 23 hours ago

                                            Lets hope you’re right although your name seems to disagree with the strategy! 😆

                                  2. Numbuster
                                    • 3 Years
                                    24 days, 1 hour ago

                                    better dream on every match with 9-0 on the player you picked 🙂

                                    1. Don Kloppeone
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 2 Years
                                      24 days, 28 mins ago

                                      Clearly I can do powerful things when I'm asleep - I'll have to get dreaming!

                          2. LewanGOALski
                            • 8 Years
                            24 days, 1 hour ago

                            as on WC which path should I follow:

                            A) Richarlison for NOR at home and then switch to Martial
                            or
                            B) go Martial already to avoid transfer in GW14

                            ?

                            1. Numbuster
                              • 3 Years
                              24 days, 1 hour ago

                              i would skip both..such a waste to get A if he is blank

                            2. More Cowbell
                              • 9 Years
                              24 days, 1 hour ago

                              B - 1 week punts seldom work out and plans always change. Something more pressing will come along in GW14. Plus Richarlison is so unrealiable there's every change Martial will outscore him in 13 anyway and you'll catch his price rise if you get in him this GW.

                            3. Tcheco
                              • 2 Years
                              24 days, 1 hour ago

                              A if you want to be aggressive. B for the calm, steady approach

                          3. SkekTek (AKA: AnzhiBabakin)
                            • 4 Years
                            24 days, 1 hour ago

                            One of the key skills in fpl is to not see SHU as an easy game. No need to thank me 🙂

                            1. Tcheco
                              • 2 Years
                              24 days, 1 hour ago

                              Not benching Lundstram is another key skill he almost killed me vs. Spurs

                            2. Hakim Ziyech
                                24 days, 1 hour ago

                                Also football is an unpredictable game. Utd could smash them. Utd smashed chelsea, Norwich smashed City... Anything can happen although I expect a tough game for man utd

                                1. Le Bluff
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 8 Years
                                  24 days, 1 hour ago

                                  60 games since Sheffield Utd lost a match by more than 1 goal. Amazing stat really; shows they're an incredibly tough team and don't roll over.

                                  1. Hakim Ziyech
                                      24 days, 1 hour ago

                                      Absolutely! I've got their goalie(unavailable) & Lord Lundstram. They are well organised at the back, regardless, I believe Martial should do the job 🙂

                                2. Woy_is_back
                                  • 2 Years
                                  24 days, 1 hour ago

                                  They will beat Man U with 1-0. Martial blanks and gets injured the next game

                              • Top Lad Dakes.
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 2 Years
                                24 days, 1 hour ago

                                What are people’s thoughts on the Sterling Gomez incident?

                                Should he have been dropped?

                                1. GuenDoozy
                                    24 days, 1 hour ago

                                    I'm a happy owner

                                    1. Warby84
                                      • 4 Years
                                      24 days, 1 hour ago

                                      Happy owner?

                                      1. Numbuster
                                        • 3 Years
                                        24 days, 1 hour ago

                                        Sterling taker.??

                                  • kime67
                                    • 2 Years
                                    24 days, 29 mins ago

                                    Embarassing from southgate, hes only making it worse, these things happen in fotball. Not the right way to handle this situation. Raheem must be fuming.

                                  • JustPark
                                    • 3 Years
                                    23 days, 23 hours ago

                                    Will cool off in a month or two.
                                    Ferdinand-Terry worse.

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

                                  People already on -4’s before international break games begin!? Now that is asking for trouble...

                                  1. Top Lad Dakes.
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 2 Years
                                    24 days, 1 hour ago

                                    Agree. I can’t remember, were there any significant injuries last time round? I wildcarded then

                                  2. FOO FIGHTER
                                      24 days, 1 hour ago

                                      I have Mount sitting on my bench 😀

                                    • SkekTek (AKA: AnzhiBabakin)
                                      • 4 Years
                                      24 days, 1 hour ago

                                      Exactly. Name change? I had a freshen up myself if you can call my wretched face in the pic fresh...

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

                                        Yeah boy. Fresh cuts!

                                    • DannyDrinkVodka
                                        24 days, 54 mins ago

                                        Happy to ride out any storm with a bench of Soy Tomori Connolly. Took my FT of Rico to Robertson early as Robbo was rising.

                                      • Don Kloppeone
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 2 Years
                                        24 days, 26 mins ago

                                        Mine was completely unintentional (you can read the sorry tale above)!

                                        I would never have done it voluntarily though - price changes or otherwise....

                                      • BigDaveSaves
                                        • 4 Years
                                        23 days, 23 hours ago

                                        Living dangerously sees me through the internationals ha! Get so bored otherwise - probably not the best tactic.

                                    • Fnug
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 8 Years
                                      24 days, 1 hour ago

                                      Coming off a decent GW, with 76 points and a banked transfer. Finally starting to feel that Fantasy mojo, leapfrogging my 8 year old son up to 500k OR 🙂

                                      2 FT, 0 ITB

                                      Pope
                                      TAA, Rico, Lundstram (Mings, Tomori)
                                      Salah, Sterling, KDB, Cantwell (Douglas Luiz)
                                      Vardy, Abraham, Jiminez

                                      I want KDB and Cantwell gone. Maddison is a given, but who to get for Cantwell? (7,1M budget)

                                      a) Mount (City away)
                                      b) McGinn (leaves me with triple Villa)
                                      c) Tielemans (triple Leicester attack might be a bit over the top)
                                      d) other

                                    • Top Lad Dakes.
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 2 Years
                                      24 days, 1 hour ago

                                      Obvious move for me with 1FT 3.5 ITB seems to be Kelly to Robbo...

                                      But that gives major benching headache between Soy Lundstram Mount(?) every week - hate that as I never want to bench Lundstram but Soyuncu first sub has killed me last 3GW. Hmmm

                                      Pope 4.0
                                      TAA Soyuncu Lundstram Rico Kelly
                                      Mane KDB Mount Maddison Dendoncker
                                      Vardy Abraham Jimenez

                                      1. Don Kloppeone
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 2 Years
                                        24 days, 24 mins ago

                                        I know the fear but on the other hand with the crazy fixture schedule over Xmas, you will need the bench more than you think so it may not be as much of a headache in the end!

                                        Still think the Robbo move will be a great one in the end.

                                      2. HarryB29
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 1 Year
                                        23 days, 22 hours ago

                                        Having a solid squad is most beneficial over xmas period, wouldnt worry about it

                                    • Bavarian
                                      • 1 Year
                                      24 days, 1 hour ago

                                      Pope-Button
                                      Robertson-TAA-Soyuncu-Lundstram-kelly
                                      Sterling-Mane-Yarmolenko-Mount-Cantwell
                                      Jimenez-Wilson-Vardy

                                      Yarmolenko & Wilson >> Madisson & Ings for free
                                      YES or NO

                                      1. GreennRed
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 8 Years
                                        24 days, 1 hour ago

                                        Mousset instead of Ings.

                                        1. Woy_is_back
                                          • 2 Years
                                          24 days, 1 hour ago

                                          Nah, Ings better option

                                    • mojoindojo
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 5 Years
                                      24 days, 1 hour ago

                                      Good to go? 1ft and 0.3 itb.

                                      Gazza
                                      Pereira TAA Chambers
                                      Mane KDB Tielemans McGinn
                                      Vardy Abraham Auba

                                      Button McTominay Lundstram Kelly

                                      1. GreennRed
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 8 Years
                                        24 days, 1 hour ago

                                        Chambers out for Lundstram.

                                    • Dele
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 3 Years
                                      24 days, 1 hour ago

                                      Salah to Sterling this week then?

                                      1. Am sorry to say again it�…
                                        • 1 Year
                                        24 days, 1 hour ago

                                        Yes haha. Will be well rested, haul incoming. Sorry sellers.

                                      2. Don Kloppeone
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 2 Years
                                        24 days, 23 mins ago

                                        You can't have 'em all.... We will inevitably miss some hauls from some of these key assets.

                                        Sterling owners should def keep and maybe even cap. Salah owners should consider the same!

                                    • Berbinho's Forehead
                                      • 9 Years
                                      24 days, 1 hour ago

                                      Raheem Sterling's proving to be a bit of a clown these days.

                                      1. Dele
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 3 Years
                                        24 days, 1 hour ago

                                        Small man syndrome

                                        1. Hakim Ziyech
                                            24 days, 1 hour ago

                                            😆

                                        2. Jarvish Scott Talent
                                          • 4 Years
                                          24 days, 50 mins ago

                                          Needs to do his talking on the pitch

                                          1. toca
                                              23 days, 23 hours ago

                                              Just like he has done past 2 seasons

                                          2. Ask Yourself
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 3 Years
                                            24 days, 41 mins ago

                                            He thinks he’s a leader now and is acting horribly with the imaginary responsibility

                                          3. Disturbed
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 5 Years
                                            24 days, 10 mins ago

                                            Hope City are making a documentary on this season also.

                                          4. Brosstan
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 5 Years
                                            23 days, 23 hours ago

                                            These days lol

                                        3. NoName
                                          • 4 Years
                                          24 days, 1 hour ago

                                          Bringing in TAA for Hanley and replacing KDB. Martial or Maddison?

                                          Pope
                                          Soyuncu Lundstram Tomori
                                          Mane Sterling KDB Mount
                                          Vardy Abraham Jimenez

                                          (Button, Cantwell Rico Hanley)
                                          1FT 2.3 ITB

                                          1. Woy_is_back
                                            • 2 Years
                                            24 days, 1 hour ago

                                            Maddy

                                            1. NoName
                                              • 4 Years
                                              24 days, 1 hour ago

                                              Cheers

                                        4. Dele
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 3 Years
                                          24 days, 1 hour ago

                                          Anyone else think it's perhaps time to move on Mount? and switch to Pulisic or Maddison for example.

                                          1. Numbuster
                                            • 3 Years
                                            24 days, 59 mins ago

                                            i would prefer pulisic.. but have to monitor his status

                                          2. DantheManinaPan
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 5 Years
                                            24 days, 22 mins ago

                                            Stats-wise, Pulisic is on fire and Mount really isn't.

                                            But given City is the next game I'm happy to give Mount one more chance as I don't expect a huge double figure score from Pulisic this week, and if Mount can get his early form back, then he's worth keeping

                                            1. Nomar
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • 10 Years
                                              24 days, 10 mins ago

                                              I think Chelsea can score on this City side. More than once as well. Pulisic could get points.

                                              Obviously, City can score too in this game. It could well be a high scoring affair.

                                        5. More Cowbell
                                          • 9 Years
                                          24 days, 1 hour ago

                                          Hmm... to upgrade my 3rd or 4th mid. Thoughts appreciated, thanks!

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

                                          Current midfield (Mane, Salah, Mount, Cantwell, Dendonker)

                                          1. Numbuster
                                            • 3 Years
                                            24 days, 59 mins ago

                                            a

                                          2. The Units
                                            • 9 Years
                                            24 days, 53 mins ago

                                            A

                                          3. Don Kloppeone
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 2 Years
                                            24 days, 22 mins ago

                                            A without a doubt - Cantwell needs to be gone!

                                        6. ClassiX
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 1 Year
                                          24 days, 48 mins ago

                                          Hi all - thoughts, please.
                                          I have the following attack on a WC:
                                          Mane, KDB, Maddison
                                          Vardy, Abrahams.

                                          My choice for the final 2 is:
                                          a) Martial Pulisic
                                          b) Martial Jimenez
                                          c) Pulisic Jimenez

                                          1. Jarvish Scott Talent
                                            • 4 Years
                                            24 days, 45 mins ago

                                            All good - go with your gut.

                                            1. ClassiX
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • 1 Year
                                              24 days, 43 mins ago

                                              Cheers

                                          2. Woy_is_back
                                            • 2 Years
                                            24 days, 41 mins ago

                                            C

                                            1. ClassiX
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • 1 Year
                                              24 days, 33 mins ago

                                              Thanks

                                          3. RamaJama
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 7 Years
                                            24 days, 39 mins ago

                                            B

                                            1. ClassiX
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • 1 Year
                                              24 days, 33 mins ago

                                              Thanks

                                          4. Squeakybum99
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            24 days, 33 mins ago

                                            B. Maybe because that's what i have had for the last 2 weeks.

                                          5. DantheManinaPan
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 5 Years
                                            24 days, 19 mins ago

                                            C for me. All have potential

                                          6. Dynamic Duos
                                            • 6 Years
                                            23 days, 23 hours ago

                                            A

                                        7. MeGustaElSon
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          24 days, 45 mins ago

                                          Serious question, would you rather have Sterling or Maddison for the next 5 weeks?

                                          Considering a straight swap and keeping the money to swap back after City's fixtures swing back.

                                          1. PUP02
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 5 Years
                                            24 days, 41 mins ago

                                            Sterling

                                          2. Chelsea91
                                            • 1 Year
                                            24 days, 41 mins ago

                                            KDB Maddison

                                          3. RamaJama
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 7 Years
                                            24 days, 40 mins ago

                                            Sterling

                                          4. Nomar
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 10 Years
                                            24 days, 4 mins ago

                                            Maddison

                                          5. FPLGraham
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 1 Year
                                            23 days, 23 hours ago

                                            Sterling if he plays them all (avoids 5th booking)

                                        8. Chelsea91
                                          • 1 Year
                                          24 days, 42 mins ago

                                          Pope
                                          Lund,Soy,Lovren
                                          Mane(vc),KDB,Salah,Maddy
                                          Tammy,Jimmy,Vardy(c)

                                          Bench

                                          Button Rico, Cantwell,Hanley

                                          Would like to get feedback from the aboce team, any suggestion?

                                        9. PUP02
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 5 Years
                                          24 days, 41 mins ago

                                          Who comes in for Yarmo?
                                          A) Maddison
                                          B) Martial

                                          Pope
                                          TAA Lund Soyuncu
                                          Mane KDB Mount McGinn
                                          Tammy Jimenez Vardy
                                          (Button Rico Yarmo Tomori)
                                          1FT 3.5ITB

                                          1. Woy_is_back
                                            • 2 Years
                                            24 days, 38 mins ago

                                            A

                                          2. iL PiStOlErO
                                              24 days, 30 mins ago

                                              B

                                          3. sovietrockettes
                                              24 days, 23 mins ago

                                              Eyeing up the switch from Mount to Pulisic for GW 15 if captain America keeps it going.....would give me the following 3-5-2 with a strong bench:

                                              Henderson 4.0
                                              TAA Lundy Soy Rico Janmaat
                                              Salah Mane Martial Pulisic Tielemans
                                              Vardy Abraham Mousset

                                            • Dr. Rog
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • 10 Years
                                              24 days, 20 mins ago

                                              I have just come back from the future.

                                              City 5 - 2 Chelsea
                                              Sterling 2G 1A and a yellow card

                                              What a game!

                                              1. Gobigorgohome
                                                • 8 Years
                                                24 days, 6 mins ago

                                                thanks Sterling(C) it is then

                                            • Nomar
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • 10 Years
                                              24 days, 15 mins ago

                                              Looking at prices, I may WC now before I get priced out of the players I want.

                                              Right now I have £0.2m wiggle room, but it really doesn’t make sense keeping WC in my pocket then not being able to get the players I want when I do activate it.

                                              1. FOO FIGHTER
                                                  24 days, 12 mins ago

                                                  How many changes are you making?

                                                  1. Nomar
                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                    • 10 Years
                                                    24 days, 7 mins ago

                                                    Both keepers, 2 defenders, 2 mids and Pukki to Jimenez.

                                                    1. Nomar
                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                      • 10 Years
                                                      24 days ago

                                                      Sorry, 1 keeper

                                                      Heaton to Henderson (keep Pope)
                                                      Söyüncü and Otamendi to Chilwell and Janmaat
                                                      Salah, Tielemans and Dendoncker to Mané, Maddison and Hayden
                                                      Pukki to Jimenez

                                                      Otherwise it’s just 1FT to get rid of Pukki.

                                                      1. Pat Bonner
                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                        • 8 Years
                                                        23 days, 23 hours ago

                                                        Your team looks decent. Not sure I’d wildcard, just lose Pukki and ota and you’re good to go

                                                      2. FPLGraham
                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                        • 1 Year
                                                        23 days, 23 hours ago

                                                        Looks worthwhile to me. Otherwise keeping the WC for what exactly? Only a few more GWs until it's gone!

                                                        1. Nomar
                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                          • 10 Years
                                                          23 days, 23 hours ago

                                                          This is my thinking too.

                                                          I’m more worried about waiting too long and being priced out of players I really want.

                                                          Games are going to come thick and fast in December, would be nice to have the players I want in now in readiness.

                                              2. Fnug
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                • 8 Years
                                                24 days, 13 mins ago

                                                Best sub 7.1 mid? Is it too much to double up on Maddison and Tielemans?

                                                1. Nomar
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  • 10 Years
                                                  24 days, 6 mins ago

                                                  Just have one of them.

                                                  I have Tielemans but am considering wildcarding now and turning him into Maddison. Given the choice I’d go for Mads.

                                                2. Warby84
                                                  • 4 Years
                                                  23 days, 23 hours ago

                                                  I’ve doubled up in mid and have Vardy... Looking to those next 5 fixtures

                                              3. The_Bucc
                                                • 1 Year
                                                24 days, 7 mins ago

                                                What would you do with this front 8?

                                                Sterling - Mane - Mount- Maddison - Dendoncker
                                                Vardy - Tammy - Maupay

                                                1ft, 2m left

                                                1. Gobigorgohome
                                                  • 8 Years
                                                  24 days, 5 mins ago

                                                  maupay and Mount to Martial and Mouseet

                                                  1. The_Bucc
                                                    • 1 Year
                                                    23 days, 23 hours ago

                                                    Don't fancy United away to Sheffield, especially for a hit.

                                                    1. DantheManinaPan
                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                      • 5 Years
                                                      23 days, 23 hours ago

                                                      Do you fancy United at home to Manchester then?

                                                      1. The_Bucc
                                                        • 1 Year
                                                        23 days, 23 hours ago

                                                        I do tbh, would be surprised if they lost.

                                                2. Nomar
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  • 10 Years
                                                  24 days, 5 mins ago

                                                  Maupay to Jimenez and bench Donkey.

                                                  1. The_Bucc
                                                    • 1 Year
                                                    23 days, 23 hours ago

                                                    This is probably the sensible move.

                                              4. Pat Bonner
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                • 8 Years
                                                23 days, 23 hours ago

                                                Robertson, McTominay and Fraser our of Scotland squad. Classic international “injuries”

                                                1. Ragnar Lothbrok
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  • 3 Years
                                                  23 days, 23 hours ago

                                                  yep 100

                                                  1. Pat Bonner
                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                    • 8 Years
                                                    23 days, 23 hours ago

                                                    Disappointing. Scotland are so bad just now but what chance has Clarke got to build anything when he has so many call offs

                                                2. Nomar
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  • 10 Years
                                                  23 days, 23 hours ago

                                                  Don’t blame them. Especially as the alternative is actually having to play for Scotland.

                                                  1. Pat Bonner
                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                    • 8 Years
                                                    23 days, 23 hours ago

                                                    Does look like players don’t want to play for the manager. Tierney not even in the squad on Arsenal’s request and now this. All 4 will be fine for next weekend

                                                3. Moscow2008
                                                    23 days, 23 hours ago

                                                    Scott Mc went down tunnel on stretcher on Sunday.

                                                    1. Pat Bonner
                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                      • 8 Years
                                                      23 days, 23 hours ago

                                                      I’ll let him off!! Fraser in particular has previous for this

                                                4. FPLGraham
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  • 1 Year
                                                  23 days, 23 hours ago

                                                  Would anyone punt on Richarlison this week, then move to whichever out of Pulisic and Maddison looks better for GW14?

                                                  1. Pat Bonner
                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                    • 8 Years
                                                    23 days, 23 hours ago

                                                    If you have 2ft and nothing else to use it on then could work. Problem is if you have other moves/injuries then ends up costing hits

                                                    1. FPLGraham
                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                      • 1 Year
                                                      23 days, 23 hours ago

                                                      On WC currently so just figuring out whether worth getting an edge for GW13 which looks tricky in isolation.

                                                      1. Pat Bonner
                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                        • 8 Years
                                                        23 days, 23 hours ago

                                                        Might be worth a gamble but having a planned transfer never works for me. Is Pulisic/Maddison that bad an option this week, could easily outscore richarlison

                                                        1. FPLGraham
                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                          • 1 Year
                                                          23 days, 23 hours ago

                                                          Yeah fair point... think I'm likely to just roll with Pulisic if fit. Stats are insane.

                                                  2. Tambling5
                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                    • 1 Year
                                                    23 days, 23 hours ago

                                                    I'm going to have a punt on him, and to justify it will make him a one week captain! Got to have some fun at this game! Maddison or Pulisic is so last week!?!

                                                5. Max City
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  • 2 Years
                                                  23 days, 23 hours ago

                                                  Just Wildcarded, and found my old team with a hit (as I did plan to bring in Soy+Maddison for Otamendi+Dilva) would have outscored my WC team by 2 points:

                                                  Pope
                                                  TAA Soyuncu(-4) Rico
                                                  Salah Maddison(for free) KDB Mount

                                                  vs

                                                  Gazza
                                                  TAA Lund Robertson
                                                  Mane Maddison KDB Tielemans

                                                6. unitednations
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  • 7 Years
                                                  23 days, 23 hours ago

                                                  Opinions here with nothing in the bank 😎

                                                  Pope -- Heaton
                                                  Taa Lundy Rico -- Lascelles Tomori
                                                  Kdb Sterling Mount Martial -- Cantwell
                                                  Tammy Vardy Rashford

                                                  Frustratingly 0.1m short of my ideal move Lascelles + Rashford >> Robbo + Ings (-4). So other options:
                                                  A: Tomori + Rashford >> Robbo + Ings (-4)
                                                  B: Sterling + Cantwell >> Salah + Dendocker (-4)...prefer Salah (c) over Mane and avoid 0.1m cantwell drop
                                                  C: Mount + Rashford >> Maddison + Jimenez (-4)
                                                  D: Save FT.

                                                  1. Pat Bonner
                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                    • 8 Years
                                                    23 days, 23 hours ago

                                                    I would save or at least wait until after internationals

                                                  2. Max City
                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                    • 2 Years
                                                    23 days, 23 hours ago

                                                    why would you take a hit for this team?

                                                  3. Tambling5
                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                    • 1 Year
                                                    23 days, 23 hours ago

                                                    Even I would go D on this.

                                                  4. unitednations
                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                    • 7 Years
                                                    23 days, 23 hours ago

                                                    Thanks gents...yeah might just save