Scout Notes

Kane and Sterling impress as Mané subbed for Senegal

The final international break of 2019 is already winding down for some countries.

England played their last Euro 2020 qualifying match with a number of Fantasy Premier League assets impressing.

We’ve got all the latest in this Scout Notes article.

Euro 2020 qualifying

Kosovo 0-4 England

England saw Kosovo off by a 4-0 scoreline on Sunday

Harry Kane (£10.8m) and Raheem Sterling (£12.0m) were both in ruthless form for England as they beat Kosovo 4-0.

The scoreline perhaps flattered the Three Lions who did not dominate the final match of Euro 2020 qualifying as much as Gareth Southgate would have liked.

However, his key individuals displayed a clinical edge at the right times, especially in the closing stages of the encounter.

Leading the 4-3-3 attacking, Kane got himself a goal and an assist, lurking at the back post to make it 2-0 in the 79th minute and setting up substitute Mason Mount (£6.8m) for his first-ever England goal.

Sterling’s strengths in this one, deployed on the right flank of the attack (usually playing on the left for his club), was his creativity.

It was his cross that was deflected into Kane’s path for 2-0 and he played a perfectly weighted through-ball to substitute Marcus Rashford (£8.6m).

The recent resurgence of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (£6.2m) continued in England’s final Euro 2020 qualifier.

He provided the assist as Harry Winks (£5.3m) waltzed through the Kosovo defence early-on to make it 1-0.

That attacking return came after five goals in his previous six outings for club and country.

Unfortunately, it appears that Jurgen Klopp is keeping the former Arsenal man mostly for competitions outside of the Premier League. Oxlade-Chamberlain last started a league match in Gameweek 5 and has managed just 66 minutes since Gameweek 9 from three substitute appearances.

England were less convincing in defence with Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.2m) caught out of position when losing the ball on occasion.

Tyrone Mings (£4.6m) also made several sloppy errors after a less than impressive outing at Wolves in Gameweek 12.

Dean Henderson (£4.7m), Jordan Pickford (£5.5m), John Stones (£5.3m), Danny Rose (£5.4m), James Maddison (£7.5m), Tammy Abraham (£8.0m) and Callum Wilson (£7.8m) were all unused substitutes.

England XI (4-3-3): Pope; Chilwell, Mings, Maguire, Alexander-Arnold (Tomori 84′); Winks, Rice, Oxlade-Chamberlain (Mount 72′); Hudson-Odoi (Rashford 59′), Kane, Sterling.

Luxembourg 0-2 Portugal

Bernardo Silva provided an assist in Portugal’s win over Luxembourg

There was plenty of Premier League presence for Portugal as they beat Luxembourg on Sunday.

Playing in a central midfield role, Bernardo Silva (£7.9m) provided the assist for their first of the night.

He played an excellent chip through ball to Bruno Fernandes who lashed home to make it 1-0.

Diogo Jota (£6.1m), who came on in the 71st minute came close to finding the net himself as he bundled an effort towards goal, only for Cristiano Ronaldo to smash it over the line.

Rui Patrício (£5.2m) and Ricardo Pereira (£6.3m) played 90 minutes while Joao Moutinho (£5.3m) replaced Pizzi in the 62nd minute and Rúben Neves (£5.3m) featured in stoppage time.

Serbia 2-2 Ukraine

West Ham winger Andriy Yarmolenko (£6.0m) played 90 minutes for Ukraine as they drew 2-2 in Serbia.

Crystal Palace midfielder Luka Milivojevic (£6.7m) was involved sparingly in the match, coming on for the final 14 minutes.

Albania 0-2 France

Mendy got 75 minutes under his belt against Albania

Just three Premier League players started for France in their 2-0 win over Albania.

Moussa Sissoko (£4.9m) and Olivier Giroud (£6.6m) were the only two that got 90 minutes with the latter hitting the post.

Benjamin Mendy (£5.9m) started the night at left wing-back in a 3-4-1-2 system but was replaced by Lucas Digne (£5.9m) after 75 minutes as he continues his rehabilitation following recent lengthy spells on the sidelines.

Tanguy Ndombèlé (£5.9m), N’Golo Kanté (£5.0m), Matteo Guendouzi (£4.7m) and Kurt Zouma (£4.7m) were all unused substitutes.

Andorra 0-2 Turkey

The ever-increasing ownership of Çağlar Söyüncü (£4.9m) will have been pleased with Turkey head coach Senol Gunes over the weekend.

With the Crescent-Stars having already booked their place at Euro 2020 with a 1-1 draw against Iceland last week, the Leicester centre-back was one of nine players left out of the squad for Sunday’s trip to Andorra.

That should see Söyüncü return to the King Power Stadium fresh and ready for a Gameweek 13 visit to Brighton.

Everton centre-forward Cenk Tosun (£5.7m) ended up missing both of Turkey’s matches through a groin injury.

Moldova 1-2 Iceland

Gylfi Sigurdsson (£7.5m) had a mixed outing on Sunday as Iceland beat Moldova 2-0.

Despite scoring in the 65th minute, the Everton midfielder missed yet another penalty later in the match.

Sigurdsson’s record from the spot has been particularly poor recently and this latest miss is his fifth from a possible nine that he has taken for club and country since the 2018 World Cup.

2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying

Mané played just 45 minutes of Senegal’s win over Eswatini

Sadio Mané (£12.1m) owners need not worry too much about his half-time withdrawal from Senegal’s 4-1 win over Eswatini.

There had been fears over the Liverpool man’s fitness ahead of a Gameweek 13 trip to Crystal Palace.

However, the reason for Mané coming off at half-time was precautionary in nature, the player picking up a yellow card and his international coaches hoping to avoid a suspension in the second period.

Meanwhile, Cheikhou Kouyaté (£4.9m) played 90 minutes for Senegal.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£11.0m) played 90 minutes for Gabon as they beat Angola 2-1, registering an assist for Denis Bouanga.

Alex Iwobi (£5.7m) scored for Nigeria as they had to come from behind to beat Lesotho 4-2.

Southampton’s Moussa Djenepo (£5.2m) found the net for Mali as they won 2-0 while Naby Keïta (£5.8m) played 90 minutes for Guinea as they beat Namibia by the same scoreline.

International Friendlies

Lithuania’s 1-0 win over New Zealand was one of only two international friendlies on Sunday but there was no FPL involvement for either Chris Wood (£6.2m) or Winston Reid (£3.9m).

After their involvement in the 3-1 defeat to the Republic of Ireland on Thursday, they were both given the remainder of the international break off.

The other friendly match was between Brazil and Argentina’s respective Under-23s squads, with Arsenal’s Gabriel Martinelli (£4.5m) playing the best part of an hour.

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787 Comments Post a Comment
  1. HurriKane
    • 7 Years
    18 days, 2 hours ago

    Case for McGinn/Grealish from gw18-21 as 5th mid in 3-4-3

    Aston villa fixtures from gw18-21.

    SOT NOR wat bur

    Will be playing him over Tielemens in gw18-19 who face liverpool and city.

    McGinn even might even come on off for KDB who is at risk of getting benched in gw19 at home to Sheffield which is only 26 hours after gw18 match against wolves

    1. HurriKane
      • 7 Years
      18 days, 2 hours ago

      Would give me this team for buxy Christmas schedule

      Pope 4.0
      TAA Soyuncu Lundstram (Tomori Dunk)
      Mane KDB Pulisic Tielemens McGinn
      Vardy Abraham Rashford

      1. AzzaroMax99
        • 3 Years
        18 days, 1 hour ago

        Nice team, very similar to mine ( no Dunk, Rash and Pulisic), but you could have serious benching headache.

        1. HurriKane
          • 7 Years
          18 days, 1 hour ago

          Wouldn't mind it as i will be ready for unexpected benchings by bald fraud and co

    2. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      18 days, 2 hours ago

      Looks fine I suppose. Although I hate having 8 good attacking players. Always want at least one fodder and my sub will be my defender extraordinaires - Lundstram + Rico.

  2. Deulofail
    • 3 Years
    18 days, 2 hours ago

    Thoughts?
    Stick or take a hit to bench Mount/Lundy?

    Ramsdale
    TAA Digne Aurier Lundstram (MUN)
    Mane(c) KDB Mount
    Vardy(v) Abraham Jimenez

    Button | CHO (mci), Rico (WOL), Cantwell (eve)

    0FTs. 1.6 ITB

    1. My heart goes Salalalalah
      • 2 Years
      18 days, 2 hours ago

      Hold tight mate. Bench should have enough cover. -4 won't do any good

      1. Deulofail
        • 3 Years
        18 days, 2 hours ago

        Thanks guy. Just considering Maddison or someone to eat into the 4 point deficit, given that Mount is playing City. Feels like an opportunity to buy a FT down the line

        1. Deulofail
          • 3 Years
          18 days, 2 hours ago

          Oh. I'm 0.1 short of CHO > Maddi 🙄

          1. Amey
            • 1 Year
            18 days, 1 hour ago

            Can be blessing in disguise 😉

    2. jtreble
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      18 days, 2 hours ago

      Last week for Digne.

  3. Rossaldinho
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    18 days, 2 hours ago

    Looking at Andreas Pereira (MU) as a differential instead of Daniel James. Stats are similar and Pereira currently occupying no.10 role - and he's dirt cheap! Opinions?

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      18 days, 2 hours ago

      Great shout.
      N. Butt talked him up during his latest interview saying he's # 10 atm so should score/assist regularly now

      1. Rossaldinho
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        18 days, 2 hours ago

        Didn't know that Amey but not surprised

    2. Dynamic Duos
      • 6 Years
      18 days, 2 hours ago

      Yeah he is dirt and cheap, 2 returns in 10 starts , super value, gl.

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        18 days, 2 hours ago

        He was playing CM previously. Can be a good punt IMO

      2. Deulofail
        • 3 Years
        18 days, 2 hours ago

        Hahaha recovered from surgery then!

        1. Dynamic Duos
          • 6 Years
          18 days, 2 hours ago

          Getting there thanks lol. Got to go work in the morning.

    3. Blunder fc
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      18 days, 2 hours ago

      Will be dropped when pogba is fit in a few ganeweeks

    4. Would Ed Woodward
        18 days, 2 hours ago

        I don't rate him.

    5. Amey
      • 1 Year
      18 days, 2 hours ago

      Is overcompensating in anticipation of benching during Christmas schedule is a mistake ??

      I had a full playing bench last season & only required 2nd sub maximum. Seeing a lot of teams with cash normalised along the attacking 8 players (i don't like 6m sitting on bench !)

      Also, Lundstram Rico are blessings this season. So i think i can get away with Donkey as my 8tb attacker (2 emergency pointer)

      What are your thoughts this ??

      1. My heart goes Salalalalah
        • 2 Years
        18 days, 2 hours ago

        I agree Amey. Not a bad idea to have 3 playing fodder, but dont waste money on expensive bench players

        1. Amey
          • 1 Year
          18 days, 2 hours ago

          That's my current team structure 🙂
          Won't change it.
          Cheers mate.

      2. Blunder fc
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        18 days, 2 hours ago

        Theres enough cheap bench options to have an all budget bench (Connolly, Rico and lundstram etc)

        1. Amey
          • 1 Year
          18 days, 2 hours ago

          Yes
          Agreed

      3. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        18 days, 2 hours ago

        I have a bench of Rico, Mousett, Söyüncü/Lundstram
        Good options no matter what happens.

        1. Amey
          • 1 Year
          18 days, 2 hours ago

          Mousset is nice punt. Like it

          1. g40steve
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            18 days, 2 hours ago

            All my bench were cheap options before they became template.

            1. Amey
              • 1 Year
              18 days, 2 hours ago

              Good foresight
              Got Rico as soon as Daniels got Injured here too. Shame that I've benched all his Points though 😀

      4. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        18 days, 2 hours ago

        Agreed. At least one 4.5m or lower fodder. Lundstram and Rico have made very strong subs and that last slot will very rarely play.

        I had fodder all of last season who never played.

        1. Amey
          • 1 Year
          18 days, 2 hours ago

          Yeah.
          Also, important point IMO is team structure too. Selling big hitters atm because they aren't firing & spreading the cash too much can cause hits when they start hitting goals 😀
          Can be a scramble to sell midpriced Midfielders to get Raz/Mo back when (not if !) They hit top gear.

          Lundstram/Soyuncu Rico Donkey it is atm. Will stay same.

      5. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        18 days, 1 hour ago

        If the premium do not quickly fire again ... people won't need that much money so that benching £6.0M-ish is considered viable (some may dislike bench points but some may not bother). The crunching time is when suddenly we need premium players ... "the distributed-fund approach" will potentially need another transfer to burn or take a hit to respond ... which is kind of fine!

      6. bench boost for every gamew…
        • 2 Years
        18 days, 1 hour ago

        i think since we are blessed with some very cheap defenders going for a Grealish as fifth mid during christmas is both affordable and it gives you headache only if everyone is fit, but injuries will happen and it potentially saves you a transfer which can work as a sword during that congested fixtureschedule. Let´s just say, Lundstram gets his fifth caution, small knock here or there, out for one game but not more, etc. Then it´s nice to have someone not Dendoncker to fill inn?
        Saying that, Jorginho might be my fifth mid if not Grealish

    6. ddfc
      • 3 Years
      18 days, 2 hours ago

      What to do here??

      Pope
      Chilwell Soyuncu Lundstram Robertson
      Mount KDB Sterling Salah
      Vardy Abraham

      Button Rico Dendoncker Greenwood

      2 FT, 0.3 ITB

      ??

      1. MeatPieSausageRoll
          18 days, 2 hours ago

          I would downgrade KDB with a view to upgrading the bench - plenty of good mid priced mid options - could switch to 3-5-2 and have a great 1st sub every week

      2. Giggs Boson.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        18 days, 2 hours ago

        According to David Ornstein, Haaland's father was spotted at Carrington training ground.

        Ole has also sent his most trusted scout, Simon Wells, to monitor him. Haaland has adopted Ronaldo's diet and is determined to be the best player in the world.

        The interest is definitely real. However, Mino Raiola's demands will likely be ridiculous, and could be the main obstacle.

        1. MeatPieSausageRoll
            18 days, 2 hours ago

            You’ve got to question how serious he is about wanting to be the best in the world if he’s weighing up a move to Man Utd right now.

            1. Giggs Boson.
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              18 days, 2 hours ago

              He and his father's have concerns about going to a big club too soon, as he is only 19.

              He wants gametime, so would prefer to move to a middleish tier club first to continue his development. This is according to Ingrid Halstensen, a Norweigen correspondent, who apparently spoke to them.

              1. yakirh
                • 3 Years
                18 days, 1 hour ago

                Well.. Man UTD are currently middleish tier club ..

                1. Giggs Boson.
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  18 days, 1 hour ago

                  Temporarily. He would get gametime and a possible platform into the the Champion's League, which he apparently adores. He sits in his car playing the UCL theme loudly to himself every day.

                  He wouldn't start every week at clubs like City, Liverpool, Barca, Madrid etc.

              2. MeatPieSausageRoll
                  18 days, 1 hour ago

                  Doesn’t sound like a bad plan for anyone actually when you put it like that.

            2. Amey
              • 1 Year
              18 days, 2 hours ago

              Was very Happy reading first 2 para.
              Then i saw the name of the most ridiculous agent in world football. Not happening then mate

              1. Giggs Boson.
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                18 days, 1 hour ago

                He brought us Zlatan and Pogba. He obviously favours dealing with United because of the money they're willing to throw his way. Without being in the Champion's League, I fear the only way to attract young talent of this calibre is with the checkbook. But it wouldn't be the same as signing an ageing mercenary, this lad is hungry for success.

                1. Amey
                  • 1 Year
                  18 days, 1 hour ago

                  Yes
                  But the relationship has gone bad i guess. Do we need a Striker though ?? Or we need a proper RW + CAM + CM ??
                  I prefer latter tbh.

                  1. Giggs Boson.
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    18 days, 1 hour ago

                    United only have Martial who can competently play up front, and even he's not perfect. We once had Berbatov warming the bench while Rooney, Ronaldo and Tevez were banging in goals.

                    1. Amey
                      • 1 Year
                      18 days, 1 hour ago

                      That's a valid argument.
                      But as i said I'd prefer RW/CM/CAM instead of # 9 this transfer window.
                      Rashford/Tony can play up top. Don't see James as a RW as he's just like both mentioned earlier. Likes cutting in on his favored right foot, so LW in all honesty. But that's just me

                  2. Giggs Boson.
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    18 days, 1 hour ago

                    But yeah, I agree those positions need to be filled as well. A team in progress, but one that is heading in the right direction imo. AWB, James & Maguire were good buys.

                    1. Amey
                      • 1 Year
                      18 days, 1 hour ago

                      Definitely.
                      Same as Sanchez Kuku Fellaini Darmian Smalling were good sells too.
                      Too much damage is done though. God knows when we can actually challenge for the title again 🙁

                  3. Would Ed Woodward
                      18 days, 1 hour ago

                      We need all of those but we definitely do need a striker as a priority.

              2. yakirh
                • 3 Years
                18 days, 2 hours ago

                How would you price Haaland in FPL?

                1. Giggs Boson.
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  18 days, 2 hours ago

                  That would be getting ahead of ourselves... and I love it...

                  9.0m maybe. Depends what noises were hear from Ole's mouth. Martial complicates things.

              3. bench boost for every gamew…
                • 2 Years
                18 days, 1 hour ago

                He is a goal poacher, creativity is what United needs. They will get an upgrade on current pen takers-)

                When you look at United up front,they´re not stacked with many options and Martial is a crock so he´ll get plenty of gametime. Not sure he´s ready yet and he is a player which relies on counter attack and creativity behind him to function.

            3. Azzastaan
              • 1 Year
              18 days, 2 hours ago

              Abraham and Maddison
              Or Sterling

              1. Deulofail
                • 3 Years
                18 days, 2 hours ago

                Abraham and Maddison
                But I prefer Abraham, Maddison and Sterling, personally.

            4. Karan14
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              18 days, 2 hours ago

              Jimenez or Martial?

              1. Dynamic Duos
                • 6 Years
                18 days, 2 hours ago

                Martial

              2. Amey
                • 1 Year
                18 days, 2 hours ago

                Raul Jimenez

              3. La Roja
                • 7 Years
                18 days, 1 hour ago

                Jimmy

              4. g40steve
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                18 days, 1 hour ago

                Martial extra points for same score.

                1. No Professionals
                  • 2 Years
                  18 days, 1 hour ago

                  Except Jimenez is a bonus point magnet

                  1. Amey
                    • 1 Year
                    18 days, 1 hour ago

                    Was about to type that 😀
                    Martial is a bps anti-magnet too due to his playing style

              5. Corgzzzz
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                18 days, 1 hour ago

                Bought both in this week for D Silva and Aguero.........got KDB

            5. La Roja
              • 7 Years
              18 days, 1 hour ago

              I sold Sterlo for Mane

              This will end in tears, won’t it?

              1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
                • 2 Years
                18 days, 1 hour ago

                It is very likely this week yes... I think Sterling is the best captain option this week. Chelsea LOVES going forward and that will open up plenty of space for the city attackers. I expect Crystal Palace to park the bus.

                1. Herculeez
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  18 days, 48 mins ago

                  Chelsea has Kante back now so I expect a tight back 6 with him and Jorginho in front of the defense. They could play safe and try and hit City on the counter, it worked for others so if Lampard is smart he'll follow suit.

              2. Amey
                • 1 Year
                18 days, 1 hour ago

                Great move

              3. Maddamotha
                • 3 Years
                18 days, 1 hour ago

                Yes

              4. Vasqujg
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                18 days, 1 hour ago

                Depends on who you kept?

                You need some Liverpool coverage - Firmino and Salah are not the answer. Has to be Mane

                You need some MCI coverage - Aguero, Sterling, and KDB are options but none have been good for about a half-dozen fixtures. Aguero has not broken 6 points in 6-weeks, KDB has to go back 6-weeks for the last captain-size haul, and sterling has one haul in 9 weeks. If not for Watford, the MCI boys would be selling for about 0.2 to 0.4 less price.

                1. Devo-McDuff
                  • 1 Year
                  18 days, 12 mins ago

                  KDB was playing in a different position those fixtures, he was a beast when playing as an attacking midfielder before that and is back in that role again now.

            6. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
              • 2 Years
              18 days, 1 hour ago

              A) Son + Robbo
              B) Sterling + Tomori (in a 2 out of 3 with Lund and Soy - last defender is TAA)

              1. Karan14
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                18 days, 1 hour ago

                B as Sterling could be Salah also.

            7. LewanGOALski
              • 8 Years
              18 days, 1 hour ago

              Gazza
              TAA - Soyu - Lund - ___ - Rico
              KDB - Mane - Pulisic - Martial - ___
              Vardy - Abraham - ____

              which for the missing spots?

              A) Tomori + Hayden + Jimenez (343)
              or
              B) Cahill + Maddison + Connolly (352)

              1. Lav
                • 3 Years
                18 days, 1 hour ago

                A

              2. in sane in de bruyne
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                18 days, 1 hour ago

                A

            8. Geordie19
              • 3 Years
              18 days, 1 hour ago

              Worth doing McNeill to Tielemans or Salah to Mane or both?
              Want to do Maupay to Tammy next week

              1. Lav
                • 3 Years
                18 days, 1 hour ago

                Do both

            9. Dare Do The Punt
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              18 days, 1 hour ago

              Is Saiss nailed now?

            10. Larnell
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              18 days, 1 hour ago

              Hey, thinking of doing De Bruyne, Otamendi > Mane, Soyunchu for free.
              Then potentially Sterling > Salah next GW

              Any good?

              Also considering trying to get Robbo or a Leicester mid in

              Team:

              Pope (4.0)
              TAA Lund Tomori (Rico) (Ota)
              KDB Sterling Mount Martial (Nakamba)
              Jimi Vardy Abraham

              1. Vasqujg
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                18 days, 1 hour ago

                Quick answer is hell-yes

                Otamendi is a dead asset and can't get you cleansheets because he is a terrible defender. Slow, unintelligent, sloppy, and old.

                KDB is a baller but seems something is broke in the MCI approach. Maybe without Fernandinho holding in the midfield, the team cannot be fluid?

                1. No Professionals
                  • 2 Years
                  18 days, 1 hour ago

                  Nothing is broke in city's approach. They have just lost 3-1 to the European champions and are missing their best centre back. People who are scrambling to go no city will soon be working out how to get city back in.

                2. Amey
                  • 1 Year
                  18 days, 1 hour ago

                  Are they missing his soft fouls ??
                  😉

                3. Larnell
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  18 days, 1 hour ago

                  Cheers. I figure i can have 2 of Mane, Salah, KDB and Sterling. Easy enough to switch back to City if needed, although I'd keep Sterling if he goes crazy against Palace

            11. Ajax Hamsterdam
              • 5 Years
              18 days, 1 hour ago

              Who are you captaining this gw ?

              Aguero for me

              1. Amey
                • 1 Year
                18 days, 1 hour ago

                Party !!

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

                Expecting a nice leaving present from my team 🙂

                1. No Professionals
                  • 2 Years
                  18 days, 1 hour ago

                  Leaving present?!

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

                    Selling him next week 🙂

                    1. No Professionals
                      • 2 Years
                      18 days, 1 hour ago

                      How come?

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

                        Too much rotation risk

                        1. No Professionals
                          • 2 Years
                          18 days, 56 mins ago

                          Ha

              3. Vasqujg
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                18 days, 1 hour ago

                Everybody is in the Vardy Party this week

                Mane is on the road versus the defenders of Selhurst Park. Dem boys are fighters.

                Sterling only lately scoring on Kosovo and Bulgaria and bad Italian teams. Not in the EPL

                1. J0E
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • Has Moderation Rights
                  • 10 Years
                  18 days, 1 hour ago

                  Palace have been lucky not to concede more at home. Worth checking out the latest captaincy video - we cover that There

                  https://youtu.be/rmTR1fNWnh8

                  1. HurriKane
                    • 7 Years
                    18 days, 1 hour ago

                    Good watch Jonty. My take is palace will park the bus and make it real hard for liverpool to score

                    Meanwhile brighton leicester could be very open game as potters is an attacked minded manager and being at home they will push more in attack leaving behind gaps for Vardy to exploit.

                    Thus Vardy is marginally better captiency shout than Nane

              4. yakirh
                • 3 Years
                18 days, 1 hour ago

                Watch him today vs Uruguay

            12. No Professionals
              • 2 Years
              18 days, 1 hour ago

              Salah's flag has really screwed up my plans (actually had a plan for once)

              Pope
              VVD Lundstram Rico
              Salah Sterling Maddison Mount
              Vardy Abraham Jimenez

              Button Cantwell Otamendi Kelly
              0.9itb 1ft

              Was set on Otamendi to Soyuncu this week and sterling to mane next.

              Now feel like I need to do Salah to mane this week (unless it looks like salah will play)?

              1. Lav
                • 3 Years
                18 days, 1 hour ago

                Take a hit

                1. No Professionals
                  • 2 Years
                  18 days, 1 hour ago

                  To do what?

            13. Lav
              • 3 Years
              18 days, 1 hour ago

              2 FT 0.3m ITB. Do I rework attack/midfield to get a United player in?

              Pope (McGovern)
              TAA Soy Lund (Rico Baluta)
              Mane Sterling KDB Maddison McGinn
              Vardy Tammy (Connolly)

              1. Giggs Boson.
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                18 days, 1 hour ago

                I wouldn't rush to bring in a United player this week unless it's a defender. Can't see Sheffield conceding (m)any goals.

                It's a strong team, not really sure what you can do. Who is Baluta?!

                1. Lav
                  • 3 Years
                  18 days, 1 hour ago

                  Fodder at Brighton who always makes the bench

              2. Corgzzzz
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                18 days, 1 hour ago

                I rarely disagree with Giggs, but I can see goals v Sheff U. Both Martial and Rashford look like they have their mojo back and lord lund will run riot in that Man U defence.........2-2

                1. Would Ed Woodward
                    18 days, 1 hour ago

                    Big shout considering how long it's been since Sheff Utd conceded more than 1 goal and how often we've scored more than 1 away from home.

                    1. Corgzzzz
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      18 days, 1 hour ago

                      Fair comment Woodward, just checked William Hill and only offering 2/1 for 3.5 goals or more.........

                      1. Jarvish Scott Talent
                        • 4 Years
                        18 days, 48 mins ago

                        Obviously not a given it will be low scoring though. It's a funny old game after all.

                  • Jarvish Scott Talent
                    • 4 Years
                    18 days, 1 hour ago

                    Bookies have it as the lowest scoring game this GW (spread market mid point = 2.35 goals)

                    1. Would Ed Woodward
                        18 days, 1 hour ago

                        Stop summarising my own thoughts better than I do.

                  • HurriKane
                    • 7 Years
                    18 days, 1 hour ago

                    Id do Baluta to Willems/Janmaat this gw and do Sterling Connoly to Pulisic Jimenez for 2ft next gw

                2. marcus2704
                  • 9 Years
                  18 days, 1 hour ago

                  Bring Sterling in for Salah then C, for one week only? No TV will be lost in Salah.

                  I also have Maddison and Pulisic so injuries are a concern.

                  1. Larnell
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    18 days, 1 hour ago

                    I would keep Salah

                  2. HurriKane
                    • 7 Years
                    18 days, 1 hour ago

                    Id defo Keep Salah

                3. stupendous
                  • 7 Years
                  18 days, 1 hour ago

                  Double Leicester defenders or double Pool defenders for these fixtures?

                  1. HurriKane
                    • 7 Years
                    18 days, 1 hour ago

                    Would prefer TAA + Soy+Chillwell + 1.5m over TAA + Robbo + Soy

                    1. HurriKane
                      • 7 Years
                      18 days, 1 hour ago

                      Plus robbo is carrying an injury

                    2. stupendous
                      • 7 Years
                      18 days, 1 hour ago

                      Agreed. Looking at Soy Lund Chilwell TAA

                      Cancelo to Chilwell for free basically

                4. Gw287
                  • 2 Years
                  18 days, 1 hour ago

                  Is Rico's starting place under threat given Lloyd Kelly is possibly back after IB? Don't know much about Kelly, is he decent?

                  1. HurriKane
                    • 7 Years
                    18 days, 1 hour ago

                    Dont know but a couple of bad performance s by rico and he will be at risk

                5. Rash
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  18 days, 1 hour ago

                  Kdb captain..? Talk to me.

                  1. stupendous
                    • 7 Years
                    18 days, 1 hour ago

                    Think it's a high scoring match. Could be safe but he's not been on fire as of late.

                    Sterling for ceiling, KDB for safe floor

                    I'm going Vardy

                  2. yakirh
                    • 3 Years
                    18 days, 1 hour ago

                    He is definitely an option, this game looks like a goalfest

                  3. Eric Banternaaa
                    • 5 Years
                    18 days, 1 hour ago

                    Fancy some goals. Have any other City players?

                    1. Rash
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      18 days, 1 hour ago

                      Sterling

                      Currently have it on mane though.

                6. Phlajo
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  18 days, 1 hour ago

                  Thoughts on this lot?
                  Pope (Button)
                  Taa, Lund, Tomori, (Soy, Reid)
                  Mane Sterling KdB Tielemans Mount
                  Vardy Tammy (Connolly)

                  Thinking of giving Sterling one more week before getting Salah in.

                  1. Eric Banternaaa
                    • 5 Years
                    18 days, 1 hour ago

                    Flip of a coin. We all know what he can do.

                7. Eric Banternaaa
                  • 5 Years
                  18 days, 1 hour ago

                  Pope Button
                  TAA Soyuncu Lund Rico Kelly
                  KDB Mane Maddison Mount Elneny
                  Vardy Wilson Abraham

                  1FT 2.8ITB. Where to use transfer?

                  Thinking Wilson > Pope and save 1FT. Agree?

                  1. Monkey Hanger
                    • 6 Years
                    18 days, 56 mins ago

                    ??????.

                    1. Eric Banternaaa
                      • 5 Years
                      18 days, 55 mins ago

                      Wilson > Jimi

                8. AdamJ91
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  18 days, 1 hour ago

                  Gazzaniga - Button
                  TAA - Soyuncu - Tomori - Rico - Reid
                  Mane - KDB - Mount - Maddison - M.Longstaff
                  Auba - Vardy - Abraham

                  2 FT; 0.1 ITB.

                  Not really sure what to do here so any suggestions would be welcomed.

                  1. Monkey Hanger
                    • 6 Years
                    18 days, 58 mins ago

                    Very solid team. I'd probably swap Auba for Laca, and save the other.

                9. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  18 days, 1 hour ago

                  Any Villa fans about?? Heaton... will he start this gameweek??

                10. ddfc
                  • 3 Years
                  18 days, 1 hour ago

                  Pope
                  Chilwell Soyuncu Lundstram Robertson
                  Mount KDB Sterling Salah
                  Vardy Abraham

                  Button Rico Dendoncker Greenwood

                  2 FT, 0.3 ITB

                  What should I be doing here (assuming Salah is fit)??

                11. Eric Banternaaa
                  • 5 Years
                  18 days, 1 hour ago

                  Repost.

                  Pope Button
                  TAA Soyuncu Lund Rico Kelly
                  KDB Mane Maddison Mount Elneny
                  Vardy Wilson Abraham

                  1FT 2.8ITB. Where to use transfer?

                  Thinking Wilson > Pope and save 1FT. Agree?

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

                    I'm confused

                    1. Eat my goal!
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      18 days, 58 mins ago

                      What because we got the same post literally 4 posts apart or that the question makes no sense?

                      1. Eric Banternaaa
                        • 5 Years
                        18 days, 56 mins ago

                        Thought be more people online. Not many responses.

                      2. AndyCook
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        17 days, 21 hours ago

                        Except that he also had one transfer and is making one transfer and saving a transfer..

                  2. Eric Banternaaa
                    • 5 Years
                    18 days, 55 mins ago

                    Wilson > Jiminez

                    1. Eat my goal!
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      18 days, 53 mins ago

                      Ah, there you go!

                      I would do it

                    2. Monkey Hanger
                      • 6 Years
                      18 days, 51 mins ago

                      That would work, but I'd go KDB to Salah, if fit.

                    3. GreennRed
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      18 days, 51 mins ago

                      Looks good.

                  3. Monkey Hanger
                    • 6 Years
                    18 days, 55 mins ago

                    ??????.

                12. Nuno
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  18 days, 46 mins ago

                  Pope Henderson
                  TAA Robertson Lundstram Soyuncu Rico
                  Mane Pulisic Maddison Martial McGinn
                  Jimenez Abraham Vardy

                  Headache or Christmas proof?

                  McGinn obviously being the 8th attacker,
                  TAA Robertson Lundstram the starting defenders.

                  Alternative may be Pope and Henderson to Schmeichel and McCarthy(or fodder), then downgrade Soyuncu to Charlie Taylor?
                  Thoughts on this? Which option?
                  .

                  1. Eat my goal!
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    18 days, 40 mins ago

                    Similar situation

                    Figure Rico is 3rd bench now - fixtures aren’t great.

                    McGinn has fallen off a little but I am planning on bringing in grealish

                    Figure soy will be 2nd bench and then there will be some headache

                13. KDB4PREZ
                    18 days, 43 mins ago

                    Is it really best to get a strong bench sorted now guys? Feel like giving up some edge vs my mini league competition in terms of starting 11 but my will it be beater to have that extra money on the bench? First time player and duno what’s best strategy. Cheers in advance

                    1. Monkey Hanger
                      • 6 Years
                      18 days, 36 mins ago

                      Third outfield sub rarely, if ever needed imo.

                      1. Eat my goal!
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        18 days, 33 mins ago

                        Agree - however we have the fortunate position of have Rico and lunds at 4.0 or as close to it as people got when moving for them so a little cash invested in 1st sub still allows for a great bench

                  • Giggs Boson.
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    18 days, 39 mins ago

                    King scored for Norway btw.

                    Apparently they're allowed an English player...

                    1. Eat my goal!
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      18 days, 36 mins ago

                      Traitor

                    2. Monkey Hanger
                      • 6 Years
                      18 days, 32 mins ago

                      He has such a strong Norwegian accent, how can he possibly be from anywhere else?

                    3. No Professionals
                      • 2 Years
                      18 days, 25 mins ago

                      Am I missing something?

                    4. JohnnyRev7
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      18 days, 24 mins ago

                      Always found it weird that Joshua King (simply because of his name) wasn't British. Took me a long time to realise he's Norwegian.

                    5. CroatianHammer
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      18 days, 23 mins ago

                      Thomas Delaney is playing for Denmark... seeing that in the MBM was mildly bamboozling.