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. Dynamic Duos
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 22 hours ago

    Yes the Ox

  2. Syd.
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 22 hours ago

    Spain look awful

    England are all over them

    1. Giggs Boson.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 22 hours ago

      Beat those chumps last year.

  3. fc_skrald
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 22 hours ago

    If Reid is fit enough to play for New Zealand he should be good enough to play for West Ham?

    1. MeatPieSausageRoll
        1 month, 22 hours ago

        This is mind bending.

      • Make America Greta Again
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 22 hours ago

        First NZ game in 520 days.

        1. Syd.
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 22 hours ago

          Wow...... Does nobody like playing New Zealand

      • Ask Yourself
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 22 hours ago

        You aren’t not wrong

        1. 7shadesofsmoke
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 22 hours ago

          😆

    2. 7shadesofsmoke
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 22 hours ago

      Anyone pondering a team consisting of the following?
      Lundstram
      3x Liverpool
      3x Leicester
      3x Chelsea
      De Bruyne

      1. Wild Rover
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 22 hours ago

        Already have that with Martial instead of KDB

        1. 7shadesofsmoke
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 22 hours ago

          Noice. No City?

          1. Wild Rover
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 22 hours ago

            Nope, rage transferred Aguero and Sterling on Sunday

            1. 7shadesofsmoke
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 22 hours ago

              😆

              Im looking at sterling -> Salah to get the above. kept my cool for the IB but still want shot of him

        2. Wild Rover
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 22 hours ago

          Although I have a bench problem due to having TAA, Robbo and Chilwell in a 3-5-2

        3. fc_skrald
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 22 hours ago

          I guess I will end up with
          2 Liv
          2 Lei
          2 Che
          2 ManC
          2 Chef

          1. 7shadesofsmoke
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 22 hours ago

            2 Shef? or are you feeding those boys up like a christmas turkey?

      2. Qaiss
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 22 hours ago

        The thing is bud, picking a team like that is extremely extremely boring. What’s the point of having the same team as everyone else? It’s a game, your life isn’t on the line

        1. 7shadesofsmoke
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 21 hours ago

          Ive had my fair share of Charles Nzogbias over the years mate.

          I don't get bored of having good gameweeks and green arrows, but i get frustrated at going into gameweeks with high hopes and seeing them crushed by an unpredictable team sheet or a poor run of form from an inconsistent player.

    3. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 22 hours ago

      Winks only gets away with doing nothing useful because he isn’t Declan rice who people expect to be good. Winks is the most replaceable player of all time.

      1. MeatPieSausageRoll
          1 month, 22 hours ago

          I don’t get what he’s for

        • Wilshere Knowledge
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 22 hours ago

          I think Winks is actually really good, personally.

          1. Syd.
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 22 hours ago

            Agreed

          2. Ask Yourself
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 22 hours ago

            What’s he good at?

            1. Giggs Boson.
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 22 hours ago

              Progressing the play. One of the key stats real clubs use when scouting players.

            2. Wilshere Knowledge
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 22 hours ago

              His job is to act as a pivot, and transition from the defensive third to the middle and final third. He does that. He is technically good, receives the ball comfortably under pressure with the correct body angle, and can carry against an aggressive press.

              Just okay defensively though.

              1. Giggs Boson.
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 22 hours ago

                Personally don't like him in the pivot because of his defensive frailties. Works better in a duo, or as a no.8 in a 3-man mid imo.

                1. Wilshere Knowledge
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 22 hours ago

                  Yeh, agreed against better opposition.

                  I don’t think there’s anyone good enough to play in the pivot in a 3 though (I think Rice is quite poor when his team are in possession).

                  Maybe Hendo, or RLC, to assist defensively.

                  1. Giggs Boson.
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 22 hours ago

                    Agreed. A top DM would be the missing piece in this team. Shame we don't have a Scholes or Carrick.

                    1. 7shadesofsmoke
                      • 6 Years
                      1 month, 22 hours ago

                      or Nigel Reo Coker

        • DNFPL
            1 month, 22 hours ago

            I think people I don’t understand football think Winks is poor and not suited for the team.

            To play a fluid system that plays out from the back you need a very good technical player which Winks is. By no means is he a world beater but is far better on the ball than Rice. Rice suits a system that would let the opponents come onto you.

            1. DNFPL
                1 month, 22 hours ago

                That don’t -

                1. Ask Yourself
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 22 hours ago

                  You were right the first time after that take

                  1. DNFPL
                      1 month, 20 hours ago

                      Unlucky son you’re clueless.

            2. Feanor
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 22 hours ago

              I was looking at my history and noticed that even though I've been at it since 06/07, my best and worst seasons both happened in the past two years. I'd be interested to see other's results:

              Years playing FPL: 14
              Best finish: 2,308 in 17/18
              Worst finish: 366,596 in 18/19

              1. 7shadesofsmoke
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 22 hours ago

                7
                1807 18/19 (y7)
                410392 12/13 (y1)

              2. Make America Greta Again
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 22 hours ago

                I've got worse the longer I've played over 9 seasons. Last year poorest rank.

                1. Oscar Slater
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 22 hours ago

                  Yeah, I'm the same. First year I had a 5k finish despite starting in GW2. Since then it's been a steady glide path into total obscurity. A little knowledge definitely became a dangerous thing for me.

                  1. Feanor
                    • 10 Years
                    1 month, 1 hour ago

                    Last year I started off slowly, and kept trying riskier and riskier moves to make up ground and nothing worked.

            3. Ask Yourself
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 22 hours ago

              Wow lovely free kick from chilwell.
              Kane G
              Chilwell second A

            4. Syd.
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 22 hours ago

              Why is Pique not playing

              He would have cleared that

            5. Corgzzzz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 22 hours ago

              Chilwell 2 x assist tonight only 18 mins played

            6. Giggs Boson.
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 22 hours ago

              What a start by Chilwell. I want him in FPL, but he's so damn expensive.

            7. Rainer
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 22 hours ago

              When will the Chilwell xA vs teams wearing red theory start?

            8. OLB
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 22 hours ago

              Montenegro guys names all in in "ic", pronounced "ch" so my wife could play for them - yosureabitic pronounced youreabitch no?

            9. Slitherene
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 22 hours ago

              WC when LIV blank in GW 18.

              A) Son + Lacazette + Ayew
              B) Mount + Abraham + Firmino

              Which combination for the run in?

            10. Ask Yourself
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 22 hours ago

              OMG chilwell Vs red teams theory confirmed
              3 assists 24 mins
              Kane second goal

            11. Wild Rover
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 22 hours ago

              Kane g, Chilwell 3rd assist

            12. Miguel Sanchez
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 22 hours ago

              Third Chilwell assist

            13. Giggs Boson.
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 22 hours ago

              RIP Rose. Finally.

            14. Nomar
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 22 hours ago

              Logs on and changes WC team from Soyuncu to Chilwell....

              1. KDB4PREZ
                  1 month, 22 hours ago

                  Lol

              2. Make America Greta Again
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 22 hours ago

                Get the feeling Kane will be in the next iteration of England's greatest team. Much better than Lineker.

                1. Rainer
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 22 hours ago

                  Did Lineker not step up when it mattered though?

                  1. Monkey Hanger
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 22 hours ago

                    When Walkers really needed him...…………...

                    1. Rainer
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 22 hours ago

                      Or when shite hit the fan!

                  2. Make America Greta Again
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 22 hours ago

                    Good poacher but wouldn't be great in the modern game imo.

                    1. 7shadesofsmoke
                      • 6 Years
                      1 month, 22 hours ago

                      would've had an entirely different experience learning in the modern game so may have been a better player if he was in his 20s now.

              3. Rainer
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 22 hours ago

                Assist vs BOU
                Goal + 2 assists vs SOU
                3 assists and counting vs Montenegro

                Chilwell essential in GW19 vs Liverpool.

                1. Ask Yourself
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 22 hours ago

                  I believe he specialises in teams wearing red and a dash of another colour. Liverpool blank confirmed

                  1. Rainer
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 22 hours ago

                    The yellow Liverbird might save him.

                    1. Ask Yourself
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 22 hours ago

                      You’re not meant to share member’s info on here

              4. Tomerick
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 22 hours ago

                Surely Kane is essential after performing so well against this opposition?

                1. 7shadesofsmoke
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 22 hours ago

                  ...

              5. Ask Yourself
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 22 hours ago

                Pickford with a great save.
                Poor defending from set piece

              6. Monkey Hanger
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 22 hours ago

                Great save.

              7. Wild Rover
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 22 hours ago

                Not Chilwell asst

              8. Ask Yourself
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 22 hours ago

                Rashford G
                Maguire missed sitter A

                1. Ask Yourself
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 22 hours ago

                  Would have been Ox assist if Maguire had a normal shaped head

              9. Rainer
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 22 hours ago

                Step aside Mbappe!

              10. Brooksy86
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 22 hours ago

                Do I give Kane one more chance...

                1. Rainer
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 22 hours ago

                  He won’t play defenders this bad again till GW35, probably worth holding.

                  1. Brooksy86
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 22 hours ago

                    Really? Have you seen West Ham lately? I'm more concerned by how deep he plays for Spurs versus how much he's been in the 6 box in this game. Pocchetino has to watch this and wonder what he's doin.

              11. Wild Rover
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 22 hours ago

                Turkey shoot

                1. Miguel Sanchez
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 22 hours ago

                  Have seen San Marino defend better than this at Wembley.

              12. JustPark
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 22 hours ago

                Tammy/Vardy/Jimmy to Kane?

                1. RED_ARMY
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 22 hours ago

                  All three of them

              13. Make America Greta Again
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 22 hours ago

                Yikes, Ireland losing to NZ, we're dire.