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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. jia you jia you
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    25 days, 12 hours ago

    Italy, played 10, 30pts, +33GD...lol

    1. JamieNumber4
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      25 days, 12 hours ago

      Makes you wonder to an extent what the point of these qualifiers are

      1. Joggers Nipple
        • 10 Years
        25 days, 12 hours ago

        there really is no point. Must be another way

    2. Joggers Nipple
      • 10 Years
      25 days, 12 hours ago

      Ireland could have finshed bottom of their group and been in the exact postion they are now, playoffs, due to Nation League. What a waste of time and money

      1. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        25 days, 12 hours ago

        yup, the whole set ups a bit of a joke at this stage

  2. Joggers Nipple
    • 10 Years
    25 days, 12 hours ago

    At a little bit of a cross roads with this team, any input welcome-

    Pope
    TAA Lundstram Rico
    Sterling Salah Tielmans Mount
    Abraham Connolly Vardy

    Skelt Soyuncu Yarmalenko Diop 2.5M ITB

    If no injuries this week doing the Salah to Mane then later-

    1. Simple switch of Yarm to Martial, leaves 0.8 for Diop out
    2. Connolly to Ings ( I know! just a feeling!), Yarm to McGinn, gives one decent sub over busy period, 1.3m itb

    1 is so simple but tempted by 2. Any thoughts or other ideas really welcome

    1. JamieNumber4
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      25 days, 12 hours ago

      If Salah’s confirmed fit I think I’d just keep him - he’s on pens and while Mane has outdone himself recently I would expect Salah to outscore him longer term (especially with pens)

      That aside, I prefer option 1. I don’t see Connolly as being an issue at all and Yarm to Martial feels a bigger upgrade - especially when you can move Diop (maybe even to PVA for an interesting punt given Palace’s fixtures - sorry, not sure whether 0.8’s enough or not)

      1. Joggers Nipple
        • 10 Years
        25 days, 12 hours ago

        Cheers for input, yeah 1 is probably the way to go. Just having a poor poor season and already looking for a differential.

        Thanks again

    2. ted mcsheenery
      • 9 Years
      25 days, 11 hours ago

      I like 2..Ings and McGinn looks stronger.

  3. De Gea is GOAT
    • 2 Years
    25 days, 12 hours ago

    Good to hold this week guys?

    Pope
    TAA Lunds Willems Lowton
    Mane Sterling KDB Mount
    Tammy Vardy

    Button Connolly Diop Dendon

    1. Joggers Nipple
      • 10 Years
      25 days, 12 hours ago

      All good, i might be tempted with Connolly over Lowton (if fit)

      1. De Gea is GOAT
        • 2 Years
        25 days, 11 hours ago

        Definitely considering both thanks guys. Waiting on Connolly news and it will most likely be Sterling out next week instead of KDB.

    2. JamieNumber4
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      25 days, 12 hours ago

      I would (potentially with an eye to downgrading KDB next week and using the funds to upgrade Dendoncker to give an extra decent player over Xmas)

  4. Monkey Hanger
    • 6 Years
    25 days, 12 hours ago

    Kudos to the guys on FML FPL for donating five hundred dollars to the Kick it Out fund, from their Patreon subs.

    1. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      25 days, 12 hours ago

      patreon, ugh, that word makes me shudder 😉

      1. PlumaPiedra
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        25 days, 11 hours ago

        Why?

    2. Joggers Nipple
      • 10 Years
      25 days, 12 hours ago

      fair play. To be honest i dont feel the need to subscribe to any input but these guys and Always Cheating are the only 2 i listen to, when i have time

      1. ted mcsheenery
        • 9 Years
        25 days, 11 hours ago

        Hindu Monkey blog ftw

      2. Monkey Hanger
        • 6 Years
        25 days, 11 hours ago

        There are more ads than content on Cheaters nowadays.

        1. Joggers Nipple
          • 10 Years
          25 days, 11 hours ago

          True but just enjoy the tone they strike, not up themselves, still enjoying it.
          Watched Lets talk fpl? 100s of people furiously agreeing with each other on a stream, and ads? Plenty

          1. Monkey Hanger
            • 6 Years
            25 days, 11 hours ago

            Agree about Lets Talk. Elite FPL just the opposite, as it's a phone in. The guys presenting not that knowledgeable and a little irritable( to me anyway ), but now and then you get a new insight from one of the callers. The format is probably the future for FPL content imo.

        2. Don Van Vliet
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          25 days, 9 hours ago

          How many times did Josh say "y'know" on the latest episode?

  5. MaticMVP
    • 1 Year
    25 days, 12 hours ago

    Should I WC this team:

    Ryan-Button
    RICO-LOWTON-FREDERICKS-Robbo-Lund
    STERLING-MOUNT-Salah-Martial-Dendon
    Abraham-Vardy-Jimenez

    To:

    Ryan-Button
    KELLY-WILLIAMS-JANMAAT-Robbo-Lund
    MANE-DILVA-Salah-Martial-Dendon
    Abraham-Vardy-Jimenez

    Thoughts?

    1. JamieNumber4
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      25 days, 12 hours ago

      Personally I think I’d be holding the wc

      1. MaticMVP
        • 1 Year
        25 days, 12 hours ago

        Okay, thanks for the response. Really joy sure what to do this GW, unless Salah and Robbo are injured.

        1. MaticMVP
          • 1 Year
          25 days, 12 hours ago

          Not**

    2. Joggers Nipple
      • 10 Years
      25 days, 12 hours ago

      No.

    3. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      25 days, 12 hours ago

      No

    4. SH
      • 4 Years
      25 days, 10 hours ago

      Why woukd you get Kelly and bin Rico? Rico seems to be nailed, Kelly is not. Having a sure starter sub could prove to be helpful this time of the year

      1. SH
        • 4 Years
        25 days, 10 hours ago

        and I wouldn't wc this lot

  6. Lignja
    • 2 Years
    25 days, 12 hours ago

    2ft 0.3m itb

    Pope
    Taa, Soyuncu, Lundstram, Rico
    Mane, Kdb, Mount
    Aguero, Abraham, Vardy

    Cho, Dendoker, Kelly

    A. Aguero, Cho --- Lacazete, Martial (1.1m itb)
    B. Kdb, Cho --- Martial, Maddison (1.1m itb)
    C. Aguero, Cho --- Jiminez, Martial (3.3m itb)

    1. Joggers Nipple
      • 10 Years
      25 days, 12 hours ago

      C but LEI mid over Martial

      1. Lignja
        • 2 Years
        25 days, 11 hours ago

        I can get Martial and Madison but not Jimenez and play 352

    2. ted mcsheenery
      • 9 Years
      25 days, 11 hours ago

      C with Tielemans..

  7. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    25 days, 12 hours ago

    A Mount to Maddison for team below or
    B Save and carry transfer playing Mount

    Pope
    TAA Söyüncü Lundstram
    Mané KDB Martial Maddison
    Vardy Jiménez Tammy

    McGovern Cantwell Rico Diop

    1. GreennRed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      25 days, 11 hours ago

      B

    2. smix
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      25 days, 11 hours ago

      Save. City Chelsea game could have some goals in it

    3. Joggers Nipple
      • 10 Years
      25 days, 11 hours ago

      b

    4. ted mcsheenery
      • 9 Years
      25 days, 11 hours ago

      Play Mount, Rico 1st sub

  8. Joggers Nipple
    • 10 Years
    25 days, 11 hours ago

    Excuse a re-phrasing of ? above, bored and killing time-

    Pope Skelt
    TAA Lundstram Rico Diop Soyuncu
    Sterling Mane Tielmans Mount ?????
    Abraham Vardy ?????

    1. Martial and Connolly (0.8 to use on Diop)
    2. Ings and McGinn ( decent 1st sub for busy period and 1.3 for Diop out and possible Mount to Pulisic)

    Thanks for any input

    1. Joggers Nipple
      • 10 Years
      25 days, 11 hours ago

      *all moves will be for no hits and happen next few weeks (hopefully!)

    2. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
      • 2 Years
      25 days, 11 hours ago

      1

      Then upgrade Diop to Tomori perhaps

      1. Joggers Nipple
        • 10 Years
        25 days, 11 hours ago

        Thanks

    3. Monkey Hanger
      • 6 Years
      25 days, 11 hours ago

      2, but I would have Ings 1st sub most often.

      1. Joggers Nipple
        • 10 Years
        25 days, 11 hours ago

        Thanks.
        Ings/ McGinn rotation would give-

        NEW WAT NOR LEI/new WHU SOT NOR

        1. ted mcsheenery
          • 9 Years
          25 days, 11 hours ago

          Sweet

    4. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      25 days, 10 hours ago

      2

      Have Ings already.and aim to get McGinn from Mount to fund double Liverpool defence soon. Both are really underrated assets

  9. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
    • 2 Years
    25 days, 11 hours ago

    Current team:

    Gazza
    TAA Soy Lundstram
    Mane KDB Son Mount
    Vardy Abraham Jimenez
    ____
    Button; Hayden Tomori Kelly

    2.5 itb 1 FT

    A) Son to Sterling
    B) Tomori to Robertson (if confirmed fit)
    C) Save

    Im leaning towards saving in order to get one week more to tinker. Might want to get rid of Mount as well. What do you think?

    1. Joggers Nipple
      • 10 Years
      25 days, 11 hours ago

      Son to LEI mid?
      Prob save and look next week

      1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
        • 2 Years
        25 days, 11 hours ago

        This is an option as well..

        Could do this next week: Son + Mount to Maddisson/Martial + Pulisic

        Then Kelly to Robertson... Would be great for december fixtures congestion. But impossible to get Sterling without either selling Mane or taking hits

        1. Joggers Nipple
          • 10 Years
          25 days, 11 hours ago

          This looks good. For me I wouldnt worry about Sterling, I have him and not sure if holding on is the right move

          1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
            • 2 Years
            25 days, 11 hours ago

            I think he will go nuts. Best captain option this week imo

          2. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
            • 2 Years
            25 days, 11 hours ago

            But if he blanks yet again versus chelsea then the plan definetely makes sense

    2. GreennRed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      25 days, 11 hours ago

      C

      1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
        • 2 Years
        25 days, 11 hours ago

        Yeah C definetely the flexible move..

  10. fcsaltyballs
    • 3 Years
    25 days, 11 hours ago

    Silly season is almost here!!

    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) ?

    1. Joggers Nipple
      • 10 Years
      25 days, 11 hours ago

      Do you want double LEI def going forwards?
      Odd moves but does Chilwell to Rico and Dendoker to Tielmans work? If not same with KDB leaving and have cash left

      Sets your team up nice.

      If not Greenwood to Connoly

    2. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
      • 2 Years
      25 days, 11 hours ago

      Robertson to TAA or a one week punt on a GK. Then get in Henderson for GW 14

  11. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
    • 2 Years
    25 days, 11 hours ago

    If Sterling gets a YC how long is he out for? Cup games are included right?

    1. Monkey Hanger
      • 6 Years
      25 days, 11 hours ago

      One game, which could be Carabao. Not much of a problem, at least you would know one game he definitely misses. more than can be said for almost every other player.

  12. GOTHAM City F.C.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    25 days, 11 hours ago

    Expecting any rain?

    1. Albrightondknight
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      25 days, 11 hours ago

      Damp squib in about 2 minutes.
      That’s the lack of changes not Rainy just to clarify 🙂

      1. rainy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 4 Years
        25 days, 11 hours ago

        Thank you for that 😛

      2. GOTHAM City F.C.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        25 days, 9 hours ago

        watch out for the slippery slope

  13. rainy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 4 Years
    25 days, 11 hours ago

    Price Changes - 19th November 2019

    🔺  Martial (7.8)

    🔻  Coleman (5.3)

    1. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      25 days, 11 hours ago

      Cheers Raindog, price rises have been very quiet over this IB!

    2. Phil's Stamps
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      25 days, 11 hours ago

      Thanks Rainy

    3. GuenDoozy
      25 days, 11 hours ago

      Casual united fans in full flow

      1. jason_ni
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        25 days, 10 hours ago

        Martial, 6 games 3 goals 3 assists, 1 blank.
        I'll take that all day long as a causal.

        1. WWF
          • 2 Years
          25 days, 8 hours ago

          Has been very good when in my side!!! Go Martial!!!

      2. GuenDoozy
        25 days, 8 hours ago

        Oh! I didn't mean the people here on FFS, Martial is certainly a great option, apologies. I meant casual/recreational/less serious United fans would ALL get martial and/or Rashford in, and their numbers are higher which cause the rapid price rises, more so than the users of this website and other serious players.

        1. RECKLESS
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          25 days, 8 hours ago

          Manutd arent as big as they were before. In fact whatever fans they have remaining now after years of bad on field and off field play are the old timers. All casual ones have jumped to Mancity and Liverpool

          1. Hakim Ziyech
            25 days, 8 hours ago

            😆

          2. GuenDoozy
            25 days, 8 hours ago

            You'd be surprised. They might not be that big in the UK anymore but still massive and loyal fan follwoing in China, India, South East Asia and the middle east. All of those places have tons of FPL managers

          3. Prisoner B5160-8
            • 1 Year
            25 days, 3 hours ago

            Man Utd are still the third most lucrative club in the world, behind Real Madrid and Barca. In fact these are the only three clubs who rank amongst the top five in all four categories of matchday, broadcasting, commercial and brand revenue. The managers might come and go but the fans aren't leaving anywhere sharpish.

          4. The Bad Seed
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            24 days, 23 hours ago

            no

    4. Skull And Gnomes 9 SCOTT TA…
      • 2 Years
      25 days, 10 hours ago

      Cheers Rainy Days! 🙂

      One big "Obese" juicy price rise!

    5. Hakim Ziyech
      25 days, 8 hours ago

      Look at those anti- martial bregade jumping aboard quietly. Look at them! Little nuggets!!!

      1. Grand Thibauto
        • 4 Years
        25 days, 8 hours ago

        Why do you keep defending your Martial pick like your life depends on it

        1. Hakim Ziyech
          25 days, 8 hours ago

          Simply because he is a quality asset & some clueless people chat sht about him on here

          1. Grand Thibauto
            • 4 Years
            25 days, 8 hours ago

            People prefer picking him over Tielemans Maddison or maybe Jimenez are really not wrong, saves them a transfer of two as utds fixtures toughens up. He is a great option for gw 18 however

            1. Hakim Ziyech
              25 days, 8 hours ago

              I am referring to the "anti -martial bregade" The people that use the term "trap" to describe him

  14. jia you jia you
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    25 days, 11 hours ago

    Two tricky decisions this GW, armand and Mount or not to Mount?

    Cappo:
    A. Sterling
    B. Vardy
    C. Richarlison
    D. Mane

    Bench one:
    1. Mount
    2. Janmaat
    3. James

    1. Phil's Stamps
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      25 days, 11 hours ago

      A3

      1. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        25 days, 11 hours ago

        Cheers...interesting Mount at City over James, but could be correct as that one could be full of goals...just feel James has been very unlucky not to get returns recently...tough one!

        1. Phil's Stamps
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          25 days, 10 hours ago

          I think the game at Sheffield will be a 1-0 or 1-1 at best. The City game could be anything from 1-1 to 3-3.

          1. jia you jia you
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            25 days, 10 hours ago

            fair point, SHU not looking like a team to give up many goals atm...thanks, I might consider benching James actually

    2. GuenDoozy
      25 days, 11 hours ago

      A1

      1. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        25 days, 11 hours ago

        Cheers, that's my current set up but could change!

    3. Joggers Nipple
      • 10 Years
      25 days, 11 hours ago

      B2

      1. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        25 days, 10 hours ago

        haha, three completely different answers...tis a tough one, cheers!

        1. theoldgit
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          25 days, 10 hours ago

          C3

          1. jia you jia you
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            25 days, 10 hours ago

            Rich has tempted me a lot, but owning him likely enough and have a feeling that Sterling will punish his sellers, cheers.

    4. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
      • 2 Years
      25 days, 10 hours ago

      A2

      1. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        25 days, 10 hours ago

        Cheers, decent shout but feel Janmaat has a haul in him with the improvement WAT have shown and perhaps its the perfect fixture for it.

        1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
          • 2 Years
          25 days, 10 hours ago

          Banking on a FT in mid to buttom tier clashes is risky imo. It could easily go either way. Some might say ''have a look at Sheffield United''. But they aren't exactly are mid to buttom tier team at the moment. They are Burnley 2.0 (the Burnley that qualified for EL that is)

          City vs Chelsea could be a high scoring affair. Benching Mount is insane imo. Rather bench James.

          When push comes to shove, I always bench the budget defenders in these kind of situations.

          1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
            • 2 Years
            25 days, 10 hours ago

            Seems like you have already made up your mind though. So stick with your guts mate 🙂

          2. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
            • 2 Years
            25 days, 10 hours ago

            Oh and if your playing Lundstram, it makes sense to bench James and play Mount.

            If your playing James it makes sense to bench Lundstram and play Mount.

            Reasoning for both statements: Surely you expect Mount to have a higher chance of getting attacking returns than Lundstram?

            The confusion is total 😀

          3. jia you jia you
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            25 days, 10 hours ago

            Fair call, not much in it and certainly benching Janmaat/James seems perfectly fine. Was set on benching Mount earlier in the IB but think I'll def play him now...cheers.

    5. Disturbed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      25 days, 10 hours ago

      C3

      1. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        25 days, 9 hours ago

        a couple more for Richarlison captain... it's very tempting and might well go for it yet!

        1. Disturbed
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          25 days, 8 hours ago

          Very tempted to do mount > rich this gw and cap him. Rich > pulisic the gw after.

    6. Tsparkes10
      • 1 Year
      25 days, 9 hours ago

      C3

    7. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      25 days, 8 hours ago

      B2

    8. FPL Bloody Hell !!!!
      • 2 Years
      25 days, 8 hours ago

      A3

    9. bench boost for every gamew…
      • 2 Years
      25 days, 7 hours ago

      I would cap Vardy vs Brighton who are good home but without both first choice cb, and do concede goals at home.
      Bench James, if United score his not the one involved and Chelsea stands a good chance vs that horror defense, Mount on set pieces vs shambolic City you cannot defend them. Is there anytime you play Janmaat it´s now, good home game and plays OOP

  15. Niho992
    • 1 Year
    25 days, 10 hours ago

    OT : just finished Eastbound and down. Great tv show really.

  16. jia you jia you
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    25 days, 10 hours ago

    Cheers for the feedback above guys, all different preferences so likely no wrong answer...just need a bit of luck!
    Think I'm set on the below now with 2FTs to rvamp my midfield next week perhaps:

    Pope
    Taa / Robbo / Lord / Janmaat
    Sterling(C) / Mane / Richarlison / Mount
    Vardy / Jimenez
    (Henderson, James, Rico, Connolly)
    1FT

    1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
      • 2 Years
      25 days, 10 hours ago

      Just send you three comments in a row lol. But I like the look of this lineup. Personally I would consider playing James over Lundstram as I don't think either team will keep a CS and that James has a higher chance of grabbing a goal. That being said, I understand that you are afraid to not include Lundstram based on EO

      1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
        • 2 Years
        25 days, 10 hours ago

        It's a really tough decision. GL

      2. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        25 days, 10 hours ago

        Haha, cheers, feedback is always good...yup strange GW for my set up as I could go several ways with player selection (bench any one of four) and captaincy (four strong looking options).

        1. jia you jia you
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          25 days, 10 hours ago

          the thing about Lundstram is he prob has the same chance of bagging a goal in this fixture as James does!

          1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
            • 2 Years
            25 days, 10 hours ago

            You might be right! Your in a pickle. I don't own Sterling nor Richarlison, so I am struggling between Vardy and Mane. Less of a headache compared to your situation, but definetely still a headache. Hitting the sack now. Best of luck with whatever you chose to go with come deadline

            1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
              • 2 Years
              25 days, 10 hours ago

              you're

            2. jia you jia you
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              25 days, 10 hours ago

              cheers mate, you too, best of luck!

          2. Binny
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            25 days, 10 hours ago

            surely 3-5-2 the way to go and play james and lunds and mount - higher ceilings i feel. Or you fancy something special coming from Janmaat?

            1. jia you jia you
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              25 days, 10 hours ago

              just a gut thing about Janmaat plus SHU might prove difficult to break down...50/50 one really I guess in my head anyway! Plus as a MUN fan I'll still be happy to see James score even if I've benched his points 😉

              1. Binny
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                25 days, 9 hours ago

                Haha - indeed. Emotional hedge!

  17. subhojit123
    • 2 Years
    25 days, 10 hours ago

    Want to captain out of -
    1. TAA
    2. Sterling
    Which one do you recommend?
    Team -

    Pope
    TAA Lundstrum Pereira Rico kelly
    Mane sterling mount KDB
    Abraham Vardy Ayew

    1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
      • 2 Years
      25 days, 10 hours ago

      Sterling for sure

      1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
        • 2 Years
        25 days, 10 hours ago

        Vardy and Mane also good options.

        1. NATSTER
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          25 days, 10 hours ago

          They are my C & VC.

          1. subhojit123
            • 2 Years
            25 days, 8 hours ago

            Thanks guys

  18. Binny
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    25 days, 10 hours ago

    any Saints fans here - does anyone know if McCarthy is now first choice GK instead of Gunn?

    1. Differential (c)
      • 4 Years
      25 days, 9 hours ago

      Yes he is. Gunn has been in bad form this season, and the tail end of last season as well. Alex, while not much better, can at least put in a few saves.
      When in high confidence, Gunn is the superior player. At the moment its been shot to smitherins. Alex needs to play, we cant let Angus continue to suffer a hit to his mentality every week.

      1. Binny
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        25 days, 9 hours ago

        Ok cheers. As you say confidence a big part for any GK.

  19. _Ninja_
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    25 days, 10 hours ago

    Should i play Maupay or Rico ahead of any of the below? Cheers 1FT 0.8m

    Pope
    TAA - Lund - Soy
    Sterling - Mane - Maddison - Martial - Mount
    Vardy - Tammy

    Button Maupay Rico Montoya

    1. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      25 days, 10 hours ago

      nah, gtg, who's your cappo?

    2. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      25 days, 10 hours ago

      Tricky

      Rate Brighton to score at home. Think I’d just prefer Maupay over Mount.

      Don’t really like Soy but neither Rico or Montoya attract much either

      1. _Ninja_
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        25 days, 10 hours ago

        Cheers, Maupay on pens might swing it towards starting him over mount.

    3. Hakim Ziyech
      25 days, 8 hours ago

      Start Maupay over Mount buddy

  20. _Ninja_
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    25 days, 10 hours ago

    Cheers. Tempted by Sterling but will prob play it safe with Vardy. You?

    1. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      25 days, 10 hours ago

      Reply fail to JYJY

    2. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      25 days, 10 hours ago

      As tempting as both siding with the reliable Vardy or punting on Richarlison is, I think I'll go Sterling...just feel he's going to punish his sellers severely!

  21. HurriKane
    • 7 Years
    25 days, 10 hours ago

    Unpopular opinion.

    Mount is done as an FPL asset. 1 assist in last 4 against (NEW bur wat CPL) is not good enough especially considering chelsea scored 9 goals in that period.

    Anyone beg to differ?

    1. HurriKane
      • 7 Years
      25 days, 10 hours ago

      His form is not helped by Lampard either by overplaying the kid despite injury issues with his ankle

    2. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      25 days, 9 hours ago

      nonsense imo, he's been very unlucky and still looks great value!

      1. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        25 days, 9 hours ago

        has passed the eyetest for me almost everytime I've watched him tbh

      2. Boberella
        • 3 Years
        25 days, 9 hours ago

        Agree, hes been unlucky. Could have had a few of Pulisic's points on another day.

        1. jia you jia you
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          25 days, 9 hours ago

          true that Boobs 😉

          1. Boberella
            • 3 Years
            25 days, 9 hours ago

            lol

        2. HurriKane
          • 7 Years
          25 days, 9 hours ago

          Him being involved in only 1 goal in last 9 chelsea goals doesn't support the statement "he's unlucky"

          Emergence of Pulisic has clearly affected his fpl points potential. He's taking fever shots and seems to be the assisting the assister type of player of late

          1. jia you jia you
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            25 days, 9 hours ago

            that could prove correct, time will tell, but I'm in no rush to ship him...might actually double up with Pulisic/Willian!

    3. NATSTER
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      25 days, 9 hours ago

      He kept up with Pulisic and Willian for shot attempts but he fired most from outside the box.

      Stay wise, Pulisic looks best for goal and Willian is ahead of Mount on potential assist too.

      Not sure if it's tactical change or something that affect his game.

      1. HurriKane
        • 7 Years
        25 days, 9 hours ago

        So basically he's playing deeper and rarely getting into the box?

        Doesnt sound promising.

        1. NATSTER
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          25 days, 9 hours ago

          Just a bit more involvements in the middle, not significant deeper from a look on heatmap comparison with early games.

          GW 1-6
          Willian (0G 0A), Pulisic (0G 2A), and Mount (3G 0A)

          GW 7-12
          Willian (2G 3A), Pulisic (5G 1A), and Mount (1G 2A)

          A bit disappointed lately but they might take turn.

    4. Baganuva Hatty
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      25 days, 9 hours ago

      Agreed he's out of my life. No Begs, no differs.
      He's my first sub this week then out next GW.

    5. bench boost for every gamew…
      • 2 Years
      25 days, 6 hours ago

      it´s more like a prediction

      6m mid playing for Chelsea who scores a lot, chances are that he continues to deliver points, looks decent last games without getting goals or assist

  22. Poison Apple
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    25 days, 10 hours ago

    Need some help with this comparison lads

    1. Robertson KDB Mount (bench soy)
    2. Salah Pulisic (Folder) play Soy

    1. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      25 days, 9 hours ago

      1. by a fair margin for me

  23. NATSTER
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    25 days, 10 hours ago

    1) reluctant to downgrade Sterling as it could be goalfest in MCI v CHE
    2) just 0.2 ITB ; not enough fund to directly upgrade Mount to Maddison
    3) can do Mount -> Tielemans but not sure if he should take 3rd spot of LEI
    4) have 1 non-playing bench (Hanley) but no clear option in 4.0 - 4.2

    With 2 FTs now, what would you suggest as priority to manage please?

    Pope - Button
    TAA - Soyuncu - Tomori - Lund - Hanley
    Mane - Sterling - KDB - Mount - Dendoncker
    Vardy - Abraham - Jimenez

    Pope - Button

    1. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      25 days, 9 hours ago

      team loking great considering you have 2FTs, I'd prob just ship out Hanley and save FT.

      1. NATSTER
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        25 days, 9 hours ago

        Thanks. That's my latest thought too. Not much choice that I can do now with 4.2 though. Any ideas?

        1) Kelly (4.1) -- not sure if he will start again
        2) Taylor (4.2)
        3) Williams (4.0) -- will Ole give him more chance?
        4) Reid (3.9) -- gain more budget to spend elsewhere

        1. jia you jia you
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          25 days, 9 hours ago

          Williams did look good but it's stretch to expect him to be a regular at this stage...keeps you 0.2itb at least and reassess with 2FT next week

          1. NATSTER
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            25 days, 9 hours ago

            Thanks. I think it will be 3 or 4 that I would do.

            The only reason I consider Reid is 0.3 ITB will open my choice to do Sterling -> Salah and double LIV attacks.

        2. Tsparkes10
          • 1 Year
          25 days, 9 hours ago

          3 for sure. Good option and could well cement his spot. And if not then who cares. Less of a benching headache

          1. NATSTER
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            25 days, 9 hours ago

            Cheers. 🙂

    2. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      25 days, 9 hours ago

      Tielemans from Mount. I’d only do Hanley if you’re expecting double Liverpool defence by 18

      1. NATSTER
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        25 days, 9 hours ago

        Thank you. I explored double LIV DF option and see that I might get the same CS from rotating Soy / Tomori / Lund from now to 18, so I'm not sure about the double.

    3. Amey
      • 1 Year
      25 days, 8 hours ago

      3 Tielemans IN for Mount

  24. Boberella
    • 3 Years
    25 days, 9 hours ago

    Every time I see the name "James" in teams, I read it in my own head as "Hamez"

    1. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      25 days, 9 hours ago

      Every time I see the name 'Boberella', I read it in my own head as 'Boobsforever'

      1. Boberella
        • 3 Years
        25 days, 9 hours ago

        So the more I comment, the more you think about boobs

        1. GreennRed
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          25 days, 9 hours ago

          I don't need to see any comments to think about them 😉

    2. Differential (c)
      • 4 Years
      25 days, 9 hours ago

      Yes, we remember the Spanish Summer signing by United, the winger Dani James.

    3. Amey
      • 1 Year
      25 days, 8 hours ago

      Hamesh Rodriguez scores a blinder ......
      (I found this stupid 😀 why pronounce J as H for no reason )

      1. sunzip14
        • 2 Years
        25 days, 8 hours ago

        jajaja 😀

        1. Amey
          • 1 Year
          25 days, 8 hours ago

          😀

  25. Tsparkes10
    • 1 Year
    25 days, 9 hours ago

    2FT 1.3itb. Connolly to Mousset and save? Does mean no GK this gw though. Would ideally play mousset but not sure who to bench. Could wait til gw15 to
    bring him in?

    Hendo
    TAA Perreira Lund Tierney
    KDB Mount Martial Mane
    Vardy Abraham
    (Button, Connolly, CHO, Rico)

    1. Sreeraj (The Keane F15Teen)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      25 days, 9 hours ago

      Do Connolly to Mousset.. Bench Lundstram..

      1. GreennRed
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        25 days, 9 hours ago

        Never ever bench Lundstram. He gets annoyed if you do!

    2. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      25 days, 8 hours ago

      triple SHU for their nice run of fixtures... stuff of dreams for you as a fan... will be doubling up myself and hoping for the best 🙂

    3. Amey
      • 1 Year
      25 days, 8 hours ago

      I see 2 expensive punts in that Defense 😮
      Hate Arsenal Defenders as they hate CS's.
      Would save some cash and get Robbo instead of him when Robbo is fit.

      As for this GW, I'd get Mousset to burn FT & bench him.

    4. Tsparkes10
      • 1 Year
      24 days, 23 hours ago

      Cheers all 🙂 and yup, triple sufc will do wonders hopefully

  26. fcsaltyballs
    • 3 Years
    25 days, 9 hours ago

    If they are ruled out of the game v Crystal Palace, is this a good use of 2FT (no other alarming moves needed)...

    Robertson Salah >> TAA Mane

    Thanks

    1. Boberella
      • 3 Years
      25 days, 9 hours ago

      If they're both ruled out, then yeah.
      Gotta be unlikely though

    2. GreennRed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      25 days, 9 hours ago

      Looks an upgrade.

  27. Differential (c)
    • 4 Years
    25 days, 9 hours ago

    https://twitter.com/90sfootball/status/1196145982913814529

    The final straw before the the goalie backpass rule was created was the Euro '92 tournament. And you can see why xD. Denmark sh**housed their way to the trophy.

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      25 days, 8 hours ago

      Lol

  28. KendrickLlama
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    25 days, 9 hours ago

    Current team

    Pope McGovern
    Soy TAA Lundstram Diop Tomori
    Guendouzi Mane KDB Cantwell Mount
    Vardy Kun Abraham

    Considering this for a -4

    Aguero -> Bobby (for the fixtures)
    Cantwell -> Maddison

    Thoughts?

    1. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      25 days, 8 hours ago

      no not close

    2. Hakim Ziyech
      25 days, 7 hours ago

      Just Cantwell to Maddison(If he is fit). Kun will tear chelsea apart

      1. Hakim Ziyech
        25 days, 7 hours ago

        imo*

  29. Hotdogs for Tea
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    25 days, 7 hours ago

    Two free transfers guys, what to do ? 0.9 in the bank.

    Should really sort out Diop and Lascalles but a bit fed up with Mount and James too. Fancy 433 with nice fixtures coming up for a few teams including Leicester.

    Pope
    Aurier Soy Lund
    Mount James Salah KdB
    Vardy Abraham Auba

    Ederson (injured) Guendouzi Diop Lascalles (injured)

    1. Kopkloppers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      25 days, 7 hours ago

      No point in commenting on the usual suspects so:
      Aurier a well priced player who can earn you points. Expect a lot of rotation in wing backs though.
      James a fair differential but better coming in from the left. Martial back will stop that happening.
      Auba is a strange one. At 11 mil he is expnsive considering his involvement in the game.
      Move Lascelles. He is out for 6 weeks plus. Ederson and Pope is overkill on keepers so Ederson must go. Even with a hit move both out and get a 4.5 keeper and double up on Leicester/Sheffield defender.

      1. Hotdogs for Tea
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        25 days, 6 hours ago

        cheers thanks, good food for thought

  30. Kopkloppers
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    25 days, 7 hours ago

    Driving home in heavy traffic yesterday and though to listen to a couple of podcasts.
    The first one was meet the manager with Marc Southerns. The one thing that stuck in my brain was "accept your mistakes" Don't just hold onto a player because 2 weeks previously you took a hit to get him in.
    The next podcast was Andy with the 2 Cockney boys.
    Andy says he needs Lundstrum but it does not feel right taking a hit when he got Maguire in 2 weeks before. Andy, listen to your buddies.