Scout Notes

Mane carries strong FPL form onto the international stage

Our very first Scout Notes article of the November international break deals with the matches contested on Wednesday and the early part of Thursday.

We’ll be bringing you regular round-ups from across the globe over the coming week, detailing the minutes played and any injuries picked up.

A club-by-club list of the Fantasy Premier League assets on duty with their respective countries is available here.

Senegal 2-0 Congo

  • Cheikhou Kouyate (£4.9m) – 90 minutes
  • Sadio Mane (£12.1m) – 84 minutes
  • Ismaila Sarr (£6.2m) – 56 minutes

Sadio Mane (£12.1m) supplied the assist for Senegal’s second goal as they cruised to a 2-0 win over Congo in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifier on Wednesday.

Mane’s cross from the left was headed in by Habib Diallo as the hosts established a two-goal lead before half an hour had even been played.

The Liverpool winger was evidently enjoying himself as the gulf in class became apparent, with the premium FPL midfielder earning the usual rave reviews for his display.

On what was a suspect-looking surface, Mane (who cursed the turf after whistling one shot over the bar) appeared to have emerged from the encounter unscathed when being replaced on 84 minutes.

Ismaila Sarr (£6.2m) was not quite so lucky, reportedly picking up an ankle injury just after the interval and having to be substituted soon after.

The Watford winger has just returned from a hamstring injury that had limited his involvement at club level over the past month.

Crystal Palace’s Cheikhou Kouyate (£4.9m) played the full game in defence, as he often does for his country.

Mane and Senegal are next in action on Sunday against Eswatini.

Lebanon 0-0 South Korea

  • Son Heung-min (£9.6m) – 90 minutes

The 7.5% of FPL managers who own Son Heung-min (£9.6m) will have been relieved to see the Spurs midfielder come through the first of two games that he is scheduled to play over the November international break.

Son lasted the full 90 minutes in Beirut as South Korea kept up their unbeaten record in the World Cup 2022 qualification campaign, although the premium Fantasy asset and his country drew a blank for the second successive game as they were held to another goalless draw.

Son was reportedly kept quiet by the hosts and their defender Alex Melki.

South Korea next face Brazil in an international friendly in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday afternoon, giving Son just under four days to get back to the UK ahead of Spurs’ match against West Ham United in the Saturday lunchtime kick-off.

Nigeria 2-1 Benin

  • Wilfred Ndidi (£5.0m) – 90 minutes
  • Alex Iwobi (£5.7m) – 90 minutes

Nigeria came from behind to get their 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualification campaign off to a winning start.

Alex Iwobi (£5.7m) lasted the full 90 minutes in the number ten role he has occasionally occupied for Everton this season, with Leicester City’s Wilfred Ndidi (£5.0m) also completing the game further back in central midfield.

The Super Eagles next face Lesotho in another AFCON qualifier on Sunday.

Egypt 1-1 Kenya

  • Trezeguet (£5.2m) – 90 minutes
  • Victor Wanyama (£4.8m) – 90 minutes

As we mentioned previously, Mohamed Salah‘s (£12.3m) niggling ankle problem has seen him ruled out of Egypt’s two fixtures over the next week.

The premium midfielder had travelled to Africa for a consultation with the national team doctor and head coach but was subsequently excused from international duty.

Salah had been pictured with ice on his ankle after the Gameweek 12 win over Manchester City and was spotted wearing a protective boot when joining up with his country on Tuesday.

In the Liverpool winger’s absence, Egypt drew 1-1 with Kenya in their opening Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match.

Aston Villa winger Trezeguet (£5.2m) came close to scoring a winner but saw an 82nd-minute shot cleared off the line.

Both he and Victor Wanyama (£4.8m) lasted the full 90 minutes.

Jordan 0-1 Australia

  • Mathew Ryan (£4.7m) – 90 minutes
  • Aaron Mooy (£4.8m) – 90 minutes

The leading points-scorer among FPL goalkeepers had to be at his best to preserve Australia’s narrow lead in their 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier in Amman.

Mathew Ryan (£4.7m), who has four clean sheets, 11 save points and 11 bonus points to his name in FPL this season, produced an excellent low stop to keep out Hamza Al-Dardour’s header late on.

Ryan repelled another strike in stoppage time as Australia moved five points clear at the top of their group.

Aaron Mooy (£4.8m) also completed the game for the visitors, sending a free-kick off-target and seeing a shot deflected wide in the first half.

That was the Socceroos’ one and only fixture of the international break so the two Brighton teammates will now return to England in plenty of time for Gameweek 13.

Kyrgyzstan 0-2 Japan

  • Maya Yoshida (£4.4m) – 90 minutes

Maya Yoshida (£4.4m), who lost his place in the Southampton starting XI following a dismal display in the 9-0 loss to Leicester City, had an altogether more enjoyable evening in Bishkek on Thursday.

The Saints stopper earned his 100th cap for his national side in Japan’s 2-0 World Cup qualifying win over Kyrgyzstan, completing the full 90 minutes.

Round-up

Bukayo Saka (£4.5m) claimed an assist in a 4-0 win over Luxembourg in the first of three matches that England under-19s will contest over the international break.

The 1.0%-owned Arsenal winger, whose run of six Premier League appearances was ended in Gameweek 12, lasted the first 71 minutes before being replaced by Everton’s Anthony Gordon (£4.5m).

Norwich City striker Adam Idah (£4.5m) played the first 86 minutes and set up the winner as the Republic of Ireland under-21s beat their Armenian counterparts 1-0.


We’ll round up the rest of Thursday’s matches in our next Scout Notes article tomorrow.

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701 Comments Post a Comment
  1. norab
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    27 days, 2 hours ago

    Tough one. I think you could wait. The tough part is not having one of Mount or Pulisic. Just think City and Chelsea defenses are both suspect and with everyone coming back from internationals they could all be a little laggy leading to a shootout game. 3-2, 4-3 type stuff.

    Maddison at Brighton this week is no gimme. Brighton have been solid at home lately in terms of chances conceded.

    All that said, probably 0-0 City/Chelsea and Leicester wins 5-0. lol

    1. norab
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      27 days, 2 hours ago

      oh god, that's terrible. Sorry lads.

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 5 Years
        27 days, 1 hour ago

        No need to apologize haha.

  2. Kopkloppers
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    27 days, 1 hour ago

    Hello very dead zone.
    Some of the common and fairly logical recommendations around here are moving for example:-
    Mount to Pulisic
    McGinn to Trossard
    And other such moves that seem to make sense from the outside.
    I have been playing the game for a while now and have a reasonable record, developed by some "not so obvious" recommendations from others.
    Please think about each move carefully this time of year.
    It is appropriate to have players playing regularly and when considering a player like Pulisic, the need for bench cover is more important.
    No matter the obvious skills he has, he has competition (CHO) who will no doubt play in his place up to as much as 50% of the time.
    A good bench and a decent bench who can cover rotation would be advisable.

    1. norab
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      27 days, 1 hour ago

      Spot on KK

      1. Kopkloppers
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        27 days, 1 hour ago

        Now to listen to my own advice(smile)

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

      Agreed, though a good bench can be a real pain in the arse also. Haven't had so many bench points as this season. Annoying!

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 5 Years
        27 days, 1 hour ago

        Yes loads of great cbeap defence options this season. Will be handy at Xmas time 🙂

      2. Kopkloppers
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        27 days, 1 hour ago

        Very true. The Lund Rico affect. I have had the same bench points up until now as the whole of lat year.

  3. ChelseaBlues223
    • 1 Year
    27 days, 1 hour ago

    Chillwell or Soyuncu?

    1. norab
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      27 days, 1 hour ago

      Chilwell

    2. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 5 Years
      27 days, 1 hour ago

      Chillwell

    3. ZICO SENNA
      • 8 Years
      27 days, 1 hour ago

      Soy

    4. Tamagotchi Massacre
      • 5 Years
      27 days, 1 hour ago

      This is like asking Heinz or Heron foods. I mean, not enough info, man

  4. Ajax Hamsterdam
    • 5 Years
    27 days, 1 hour ago

    Keep aguero one more week and save transfer ?

    1. Disturbed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      27 days, 1 hour ago

      Yes

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 5 Years
        27 days, 1 hour ago

        Tempting to sell but he "should " start and city "could " easily trash Chelsea

        1. norab
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          27 days, 1 hour ago

          Keep and save unless it becomes obvious he's not starting

          1. Ajax Hamsterdam
            • 5 Years
            27 days, 1 hour ago

            Thanks Norab

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

          Should be some goals in that game. I would keep.

          1. Ajax Hamsterdam
            • 5 Years
            27 days, 1 hour ago

            Thanks disturbed

    2. Penang Sandman
      • 6 Years
      27 days, 52 mins ago

      I did Aguero to Lacazette for 2 GWs punt

      1. circusmonkey
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        26 days, 12 hours ago

        You might as well try Laca for 4 weeks if he plays. Juicy fixtures.

  5. Little Red Lacazette
    • 3 Years
    27 days, 1 hour ago

    1FT 0.7ITB. Roll FT if no injuries come up during IB or Wilson->Jimi?

    Pope
    TAA Lundstram Soy
    Mane Sterling Tielemans Mount
    Tammy Wilson Vardy

    Button Cantwell Tomori Diop

    1. tc93
      • 1 Year
      27 days, 1 hour ago

      100% do Wilson to Jimi. Rest of team looks good

    2. Legomané
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 2 Years
      27 days, 51 mins ago

      Wilson > Jiménez must be tempting

  6. EmreCan Hustle
    • 7 Years
    27 days, 1 hour ago

    Good afternoon DZ.

    Here's my conundrum.

    Hold Son for another week?

    Pros.
    - Great differential.
    - Whm in terrible form. Makes it a good fixture.
    - Pulisic and Martial have tough games against City and away at Sheffield respectively.

    Cons.
    - Son has two international games ahead of an early kick off.
    - Pulisic and Martial both not participating in IB.
    - I'll want to do the transfer eventually anyway.

    Stick or twist?

    Thanks.

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 5 Years
      27 days, 1 hour ago

      Tough one . Don't have the figures but feels like son is often benched after ib. On the other hand surely poch will want his strongest line up they desesperately need points . I'd stick

      1. EmreCan Hustle
        • 7 Years
        27 days, 1 hour ago

        Cheers.

      2. Kopkloppers
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        27 days, 1 hour ago

        True but coming from middle east this time and not Korea

    2. Tamagotchi Massacre
      • 5 Years
      27 days, 1 hour ago

      Depends on your bench and whether you're prepared to bench son. Otherwise it's probably twist

      1. EmreCan Hustle
        • 7 Years
        27 days, 1 hour ago

        I have Rico and Dendoncker and Willems on the bench. I might be OK with that. Cheers.

    3. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      27 days, 1 hour ago

      If Son starts, and given his and Spurs' form I think he has to, he could do very well against that West Ham defence. Hold.

      1. EmreCan Hustle
        • 7 Years
        26 days, 23 hours ago

        Cheers.

    4. tc93
      • 1 Year
      27 days, 1 hour ago

      Depends if you already have a Chelsea mid- if you have mount then get martial. If you don't, then bring in Mount. But I'd choose Maddison over both Pulisic/Martial

      1. EmreCan Hustle
        • 7 Years
        26 days, 23 hours ago

        Have Barnes, Vardy and Soyuncu 🙂

  7. tc93
    • 1 Year
    27 days, 1 hour ago

    Need some advice guys! Want a triple Liv for their upcoming fixtures. I'm currently leaning towards A but it is an -8 hit. 1FT, 0.3 ITB. Which option looks best:

    A) Sterling, Rico/Navarro, Maupay --> Maddison, Robbo, Jiminez (-8)
    B) Sterling --> Salah (Free)
    C) Maupay + Cantwell --> Tielemans + Greenwood (-4). (will play a 3-5-2)

    Team:
    Pope
    Soy / TAA / Lund (Rico*, Navarro*)
    Sterling* / KDB / Mount / Mane (Cantwell*)
    Abraham / Vardy / Maupay*

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      27 days, 34 mins ago

      Don't think you really need to make any moves. Save FT?

      1. tc93
        • 1 Year
        27 days, 32 mins ago

        Thats another option! Really went to get rid of Maupay tho- and want the liverpool triple up and/or Jimi

        1. tc93
          • 1 Year
          27 days, 32 mins ago

          Sterling is frustrating me also

  8. Should international form affect our FPL thinking?
    Sam FPLFamily
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    27 days, 59 mins ago

    With Kane scoring 3 last night for England it’s thrown me back in to the keep or lose Kane from my FPL team conundrum.

    How far does or should International form impact our thinking in terms of FPL assets? Should we hold or sell players based on what they do for their countries? Or is it all about their clubs and what they are doing in the league?

    1. tc93
      • 1 Year
      27 days, 55 mins ago

      I wouldn't touch Kane or any spurs asset with a bargepole right now. Much better cheaper assets performing so much better right now. Tammy, Vardy and Jimi being the main ones.

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

        To be honest, any past result has limited bearing on a future result.
        Using half of one's brain will assist in telling you that 3 goals against such opposition has very little impact on a premiership game.
        It is possible on this site to create a Kane bandwagon no matter what the circumstances.

    2. Dynamic Duos
      • 6 Years
      27 days, 50 mins ago

      Prefer Aubameyang tbh

    3. tc93
      • 1 Year
      27 days, 42 mins ago

      Hi Sam, I'm a long subscriber to FPL Family- could you take a quick look at my question above. Would really appreciate your advice/input 🙂 Great work with all of the videos!

      1. tc93
        • 1 Year
        27 days, 41 mins ago

        Want a triple Liv for their upcoming fixtures. I'm currently leaning towards A but it is an -8 hit. 1FT, 0.3 ITB. Which option looks best:

        A) Sterling, Rico/Navarro, Maupay --> Maddison, Robbo, Jiminez (-8)
        B) Sterling --> Salah (Free)
        C) Maupay + Cantwell --> Tielemans + Greenwood (-4). (will play a 3-5-2)

        Team:
        Pope
        Soy / TAA / Lund (Rico*, Navarro*)
        Sterling* / KDB / Mount / Mane (Cantwell*)
        Abraham / Vardy / Maupay*

        1. Sam FPLFamily
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          26 days, 23 hours ago

          I really like A

          1. Sam FPLFamily
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            26 days, 23 hours ago

            -4 is absolutely fine to bring in those player you are looking at in my opinion

    4. Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      26 days, 23 hours ago

      If I remember correctly Kane started the season with his usual August horror show. Went away on the IB, promptly scored a couple of braces for England In the WC qualifiers then scored 30 PL goal that season. So, in answer to your question, International football might not be of the highest level football (montenegro were league 2 level at best) but it certainly gives confidence to Kane and gets him back on track. I would keep if I had him but wait and see if I didn't. He will come good.

      1. Forever In Our Shadow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        26 days, 23 hours ago

        PS. The Vardy party is banging right now.

        1. Sam FPLFamily
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          26 days, 23 hours ago

          Absolutely loving the Vardy party. Kane is a lot of budget which is my issue - if he were Vardy’s price I’d wait it out knowing he’ll come good but in reality that England team (even against lower level opposition) is a far better prospect than Spurs in terms of service to Kane

          1. Forever In Our Shadow
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            26 days, 23 hours ago

            None of the big hitters are performing atm. You have Salah and KDB. Vardy and Kane. Kane could be Aguero but his game time is questionable. He could be Auba but he plays for a very inconsistent Arsenal (even though they play Southampton and Norwich next. Shifting CHO would be my biggest concern. However if you need funds then switching Kane out to Jimi and CHO to Maddison or Pulisic may have to happen. Kanes fixtures aren't that bad though and I personally don't believe Spurs form will continue as in recent weeks they have started to pick up. You have a tough one this GW. GL.

    5. The Bad Seed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      26 days, 22 hours ago

      I think the argument can be built both ways. So it's a case by case basis.

      In your case (Kane) (And I have Son) - it depends on your overall ranking and goals/approach.

      Kane WILL come through - Son too albeit a little less.
      These 2 will be huge differentials, and will have a massive impact on our OR - could be both positive or negative.

      So if you're chasing, keep and watch. If you want to secure a position or
      balance your squad, get rid of.

      This guy can easily bang 6 goals in 2 games, happened 2 seasons ago right after I held him for 11 games and then sold.

      As much as i'd love to have him - we have a bad mojo so I went for Son as my differential.

    6. tisza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      26 days, 22 hours ago

      We beat Germany or the like 7-0 then maybe a rethink on players but not Montenegro.

      Kane playing a different role at Spurs. Maybe not as extreme but reminds a bit of Rooney when he was trying to do a bit of everything at a limited Utd but none of it that well.

    7. Rhinos
      • 6 Years
      26 days, 21 hours ago

      Easy easy keep, West Ham's goalkeeper may as well turn up with a bunch of flowers, a red nose and size 21 feet in an exploding mini. The hattrick is largely irrelevant though, the Montenegro defence could all squeeze into that mini

    8. HMC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      26 days, 21 hours ago

      International football is obviously a different competition but we’ve come to learn and expect some ups and downs from certain EPL managers

      I wouldn’t bring in someone based on their int’l form but I would usually be wary of minutes and how that can effect the players we own

      Price changes this season have been crazy and I can’t keep up with them so I would rather miss out on those price changes than do early moves based on international breaks

    9. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      26 days, 20 hours ago

      The key thing for me is confidence gained or lost in these breaks. Good players don't suddenly get bad, but their roles in a team can change. For a player like kane I think it would depend on, after feeling great against Montenegro, does he come back to Tottenham happier and more confident, or does he go back through that door and feel like he's back from holiday?

      I think international form can be overstated, due to entirely different teams around these players and often sub par opponents, but confidence always seems to be the missing word in any discussion of form, and that's what I'd be looking at.

      However, I'm not touching Kane. There are so many mid priced assets doing well that I prefer to split a premium into a few of these. Good luck, Sam.

    10. jtreble
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      26 days, 19 hours ago

      What conundrum? Even Ings currently has a higher xG and XGI than Kane.

      1. Soonmixdin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        26 days, 16 hours ago

        This is the only correct answer to the question!!

    11. Syd.
      • 10 Years
      26 days, 14 hours ago

      Is this a serious question or a wind up?

    12. RECKLESS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      26 days, 3 hours ago

      Different competition, different teams and different level of motivation(Entire nation vs one of city clubs) We arent able to correlate home vs away form of the team in epl games, this is plain madness.
      Even the poster must be suprised how the hell this became a hot topic lol

    13. shirtless
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      26 days, 21 mins ago

      I kept after the last break and missed the Vardy haul, and a goal the next week. 20 points missed! Rectified it last week and didn't get burnt on that so important first week after the trade. Not averse to getting him back though but I can't fit both in.

    14. mikess
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      26 days, 15 mins ago

      Be wary of International form. Opposition can be of a poor standard. Skews stats.

      The Pukki party happens almost every international break, has it wise to keep Pukki due his 'International form'?... No

    15. Pieterke30
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      24 days, 2 hours ago

      No, we shouldnt.

      1. Pieterke30
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        24 days, 2 hours ago

        ... and if u want a Spurs player, get Son, not Kane.

  9. Dynamic Duos
    • 6 Years
    27 days, 53 mins ago

    Anymore hits to be taken here on a -4 atm? I actually love my team, but I am missing anyone that is a must. Fyi I'm going Chambers to Lundstram gwk14.

    Pope
    TAA Soyuncu Chambers
    Salah Martial Maddison Pulisic
    Aubameyang(c) Vardy Abraham

    Button Tomori Cantwell Hanley

    1. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      27 days, 49 mins ago

      Looks great!
      Could shoot up the ranking if City attackers dont do well.

  10. Karan14
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    27 days, 52 mins ago

    Is it worth getting a 7th attacker for a hit over starting Tomori next few weeks?

    1. Dynamic Duos
      • 6 Years
      27 days, 51 mins ago

      Who?

      1. Karan14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        27 days, 49 mins ago

        Will have to sell KDB and Connolly/Cantwell for a hit and get Maddi/Tielemans/Martial/Jimenez.

        1. Dynamic Duos
          • 6 Years
          27 days, 49 mins ago

          Like KDB and Cantwell to Maddison and Martial -4

          1. Karan14
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            27 days, 46 mins ago

            Yup I also like the idea of those options.

            How about Tielemans & Martial or Maddison & Jimenez?
            Those 2 options leave me with enough money for Mount to Pulisic next week.

            1. Dynamic Duos
              • 6 Years
              27 days, 45 mins ago

              Yeah Tielemans could cover Maddison just about so Tielemans, Martial and Pulisic is awesome, prefer Martial over Jiminez

              1. Karan14
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                27 days, 42 mins ago

                Cheers mate!

                I like the look of Tielemans & Martial as they are good differentials.

    2. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      27 days, 51 mins ago

      TAA, Soyuncu & Lundstram will start every week.

  11. Rinseboy
    • 7 Years
    27 days, 52 mins ago

    Not sure whether to save FT or make some moves! Thoughts?
    A - Mendy to Robbo
    B - Mount to Dilva?
    C - Both for a -4
    D - Other
    E - Save!

    Pope
    TAA Lunds Mendy
    Mane KDB Maddison Mount
    Tammy Vardy Jimi
    Button Soyuncu Rico Cantwell

    1. Dynamic Duos
      • 6 Years
      27 days, 50 mins ago

      A

    2. tc93
      • 1 Year
      27 days, 49 mins ago

      A

    3. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      27 days, 45 mins ago

      Mount needs to go I guess.

      Prefer Maddison, Martial & Pulisic over Dilva.

      1. Rinseboy
        • 7 Years
        27 days, 25 mins ago

        thought Dilva looked a bit undervalued!

    4. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      27 days, 28 mins ago

      A

      Palace are looking toothless in top 6 match ups lately. Soy has been great of course but Robbo has a much higher ceiling surely. Mount has great fixtures around the corner and looks a very decent 4th mid.

      But looking ahead I'd want to shift Pope and Cantwell on - what is there in the bank?

      1. Rinseboy
        • 7 Years
        27 days, 26 mins ago

        thanks currently 3ITB. Agree with those. Will probably shift Cantwell for a VIlla mid during December

  12. The Bad Seed
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    27 days, 41 mins ago

    Need a couple of fresh thoughts

    Current team:

    Henderson - Heaton
    Ota - Soy - Lund - Pieters - Tomori
    KDB - Mane - Son - Cantwell - Dendo
    Jimi - Tammy - Vardy

    1 Transfer and 3.4 ITB.First fire to put out is Ota. Next on my chopping board for the few weeks are Cantwell, KDB, Pieters, Heaton.

    Any thoughts on what line needs reinforcing? I have the money to upgrade.

    1. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      27 days, 36 mins ago

      4-3-3 looks a perfectly viable approach so long as Son fires. Tomori and Soy feels like an either or really though.

      1. The Bad Seed
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        27 days, 33 mins ago

        with Ota and Pieters gone, im aiming at Robertson and Stevens/Chilwel/Janmat so ill have a good back 5.

        Son is my differential pick amongst this template. I want my differential to be explosive and thats him. he could easily swapped with anyone.

        Midfield plan in 3 weeks: Mane - D Silva - Martial - Son - Pulisic

        1. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          27 days, 23 mins ago

          Decent call in principle.

          I've had him and Kane recently but Spurs look so troubled that I've moved on. Think they'll both look value at some point but waiting for Spurs to click domestically. When the template changes Spurs and United seem favourites to me to be the busters - perhaps when Chelsea run out of energy.

    2. Gregor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      27 days, 33 mins ago

      Ota to Trent.

      1. The Bad Seed
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        27 days, 32 mins ago

        Yep - ill go Robby instead though

        1. Gregor
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          • 10 Years
          27 days, 28 mins ago

          Reckon those Trent hauls are just around the corner you know!

          1. The Bad Seed
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            • 2 Years
            27 days, 25 mins ago

            im just pretty afraid of the Milner rotation. I think Robbo will be nailed where-as TAA will be rested.

            1. Gregor
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              • 10 Years
              27 days, 23 mins ago

              Hmm, Milner has played left back more than he has right back though, plus Robbo has the ankle problem and Gomez is needed to cover the centre half’s. Up to you though, mate, could go either way really.

              1. The Bad Seed
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                • 2 Years
                27 days, 21 mins ago

                thanks for the insights! these are exactly the types of pointers I was looking for. Details that make a difference!

                If they look similarly appealing, TAA would be my pick. And now they're back at 50-50 so thanks 🙂

                1. Gregor
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                  27 days, 6 mins ago

                  Nae bother, good luck mate.

              2. nedsmula
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                • 6 Years
                26 days, 15 hours ago

                great insight. Well played

  13. Miguel Sanchez
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    27 days, 37 mins ago

    Play:

    A) Rico (WOL) - have Jimenez
    B) Mount (mci)

    1. tc93
      • 1 Year
      27 days, 36 mins ago

      easy B

    2. Gregor
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      • 10 Years
      27 days, 34 mins ago

      Mount.

  14. Eat my goal!
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    • 1 Year
    27 days, 32 mins ago

    Anything to be fine to this setup?

    Pope
    Robbo Taa Lund soy
    Mane Maddison Kdb
    Jimmy vardy Tammy

    Mount yarm rico

    1. Eat my goal!
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      • 1 Year
      27 days, 31 mins ago

      Refined in*

    2. Gregor
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      • 10 Years
      27 days, 27 mins ago

      Looks good to me. Vardy(C)?

      1. Eat my goal!
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        • 1 Year
        27 days, 25 mins ago

        Right now it’s on Mane but I need to think about that - dragging it out

        1. Gregor
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          • 10 Years
          27 days, 20 mins ago

          Yeah,Mané could be good. I just think with the two weeks off, penalties and Brighton’s defensive problems, I’m probably gonna go with Vardy.

  15. Karan14
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    • 3 Years
    27 days, 24 mins ago

    Thoughts on this front 7 for the next few weeks?

    Mane - Sterling - Martial - Pulisic - Tielemans
    Vardy - Abraham

    1. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      27 days, 12 mins ago

      Looking at something similar with KdB and Maddison (with Ings in reserve).

      Martial is my doubt. I'm uncertain about those fixtures. It's either him or Robbo in my case. Just edging towards Robbo atm on the basis of fixtures. SU City Spurs and Everton?

      But having started the season with him and researching his returns when fit he feels like a really good pick given his ceiling.

      Torn.

    2. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      27 days, 11 mins ago

      Should add I suspect Sterling may well get a rest soon given fixture congestion but I suppose IB rest may give him an edge

  16. Dynamic Duos
    • 6 Years
    27 days, 19 mins ago

    There is a hand full of mangers on here with me, but Aubameyang(c) , get it done, it is obvious.

    1. Gregor
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      • 10 Years
      27 days, 9 mins ago

      Nice, if I had two free transfers and Salah was ruled out I think I’d be with you too.

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 6 Years
        27 days, 3 mins ago

        You think Salah could be a good (c) option though if fit?

        1. Gregor
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          26 days, 23 hours ago

          I do, yeah. I’m veering towards Vardy though.

    2. pingissimus
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      27 days, 9 mins ago

      He'd be my captain this week. But having puffed him up last week I'm less confident now.

      (It'll change but Ings is my bus captain 🙂 )

      1. Gregor
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        27 days, 8 mins ago

        😯

  17. BNMC
      27 days, 9 mins ago

      Is no City too much of a risk?

      1. Gregor
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        27 days, 8 mins ago

        Yeah, probably, you never know when they might cut loose.

        1. BNMC
            27 days, 3 mins ago

            Do you think either of the Silvas could continue to be reliable, or should I stick to Sterling but then miss out on Vardy?

            1. ClassiX
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              • 1 Year
              26 days, 23 hours ago

              I think DSilva is seriously being overlooked as a decent differential option in the same price bracket as Maddi, Pulisic, Martial. I am seriously considering a Mid 5 that is as follows: Mane, Maddison, Martial, Pulisic/Mount, DSilva, with a front 3 of Vardy, Jimenez and Abraham. No Sterling or KDB also allows me to have a bac 5 of TAA, Chilwell, Lundy, Tomori and Janmaat.

              1. pingissimus
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                26 days, 23 hours ago

                Dilva is a fascinating option.

                I'm backing City to explode goals despite fixtures. The issue I have with him is the 1 pointer cameo. There have been 2/3 so far - much easier if he was a sure fire 0 pointer! Having a strong bench with him could be a real bind.

                That said his overall returns are spot on and he's getting decent minutes generally. Just point shy of Maddison after all.

        2. nedsmula
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          26 days, 15 hours ago

          Having this exact quandary myself.
          Have Sterling and KDB, but looking to get more Liverpool in so may downgrade to DSilva

      2. BNMC
          26 days, 23 hours ago

          Best mid under 6m?

          1. ClassiX
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            • 1 Year
            26 days, 23 hours ago

            I reckon Harvey Barnes and harry Wilson may be good options?

          2. pingissimus
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            26 days, 23 hours ago

            If you're looking for a long term hold I can't look past McGinn.

            He's absolutely nailed and has returns in 3 top 6 encounters so fixtures don't seem so critical. I see him ticking over at the same rate to season's end quite possibly. When Mount catapulted to 6.9 from 6.0 he rose just 0.4 from 5.5 despite very similar returns - think people are put off by his low value!

        • nedsmula
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          • 6 Years
          26 days, 15 hours ago

          LOOKING FOR ADVICE GENTS.

          Currently have

          POPE (Button)
          PEREIRA / LUNDSTRAM / TOMORI / RICO / (Saiss)
          MANE / STERLING / KDB / TEILEMANS / (Traore)
          VARDY / ABRAHAM (king).

          Thinking of ditching Sterling or KDB for the OX as Salah is out, and potential for a good differential. Think I need more Liverpool and Sheff UTD (after this week).

          I have 0.8ITB and 1FT.

          Thoughts are KING - FIRMINO and STERLING or KDB - OX.

          Then week after BUTTON - HENDERSON

          Anything obvious I'm missing

          Advice/comments very much appreciated.

          Cheers

          1. Kopkloppers
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            24 days, 2 hours ago

            Good side

        • Wolves Ay We
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          26 days, 15 hours ago

          Who will score more over the coming weeks?

          A) Martial
          B) Robertson

          1. Hot Toddy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            26 days, 15 hours ago

            B

          2. Kopkloppers
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            • 5 Years
            24 days, 2 hours ago

            I have Martial and TAA so I am biased about double Pool defense.
            It seems the most appropriate may of benching Backs in GW18. One must remember most of us are packed out with Chelsea and Leicester so expect returns to be poor this particular gameweek.
            At the moment I cab expect low scores for Vardy Soy Tielemans Abraham and Pulisic. With my bench being full of Pool players this week I can only hope I maneuver my players better than my opposition.
            There is not a game where I can expect good returns from any team, so a FH seems a waste.