Scout Notes

The FPL assets in action on Friday as Jimenez recovers from injury to hit brace

Our latest Scout Notes article concentrates on the Fantasy Premier League assets who were in action for their countries on Friday evening.

Finland 3-0 Liechtenstein

If the headlines were to be believed, Friday night’s international action was only about one man and two words: ‘Pukki Party’.

Finland’s 3-0 win over Liechtenstein confirmed their spot in next year’s European Championships – the nation’s first-ever trip to a major international competition.

And they did so courtesy of two goals from Norwich City striker Teemu Pukki (£6.7m), the early-season wonder of Fantasy Premier League (FPL) whose domestic shindig fizzled out seven long and barren matches ago.

Pukki is still owned by 20.8% of FPL managers, although more than 200,000 have made him the international break’s most sold player at present and he’s close to half his peak ownership of three million from Gameweek 7.

Those still clinging on will be hoping his national heroics finally banish all those blanks.

Before a Gameweek 13 trip to Everton, there’s still another Euro 2020 qualifier for the Finn to fulfil, away in Greece on Monday night. It’s a dead rubber, with the Greeks a distant third in a group won emphatically by Italy, so Pukki need not play at all.

If he does, fatigue could be a factor at Goodison Park on Saturday. And if he doesn’t, form for country is not always easily transferable to club, particularly when the club in question has lost six of their last seven in the league, scoring just twice along the way.

Other, better-established parties – S Club, Vardy – are out there, so Pukki’s wild Friday night in Helsinki is no guarantee that his domestic comedown is done and dusted just yet.

Argentina 1-0 Brazil

While footballing eyes were fixed on Finland, more seasoned Fantasy observers would have gleaned plenty from Friday’s friendly, in Saudi Arabia, between Argentina and Brazil.

It proved to be a tale of three strikers in Riyadh.

Liverpool’s Roberto Firmino (£9.4m) played the full 90 minutes for a Brazil side that lost 1-0 – not the greatest of news for his 10.6% ownership with a tough trip to Crystal Palace coming up on Saturday.

He was joined up front by Manchester City’s Gabriel Jesus (£9.5m), who contrived to miss a penalty minutes before Argentina went up the other end and did exactly the same thing, Liverpool’s Alisson (£5.9m) saving Lionel Messi’s effort.

Messi did score from the rebound, however, and the Fantasy winners to emerge from all of that were probably the 21.8% of managers with Sergio Aguero (£12.0m) in their squads.

The forward stayed on the bench throughout the encounter and Jesus’s miss – following on from another spot-kick debacle in City’s 1-1 Champions League draw with Atalanta – was another reminder for Pep Guardiola that Aguero is the team’s premier penalty taker. And a well-rested one at that.

Chelsea winger Willian (£7.1m) played 71 minutes, as did Jesus, who was replaced by Everton’s Richarlison (£7.9m).

Aston Villa midfielder Douglas Luiz (£4.5m) was an unused sub but club colleague Wesley (£6.0m) made his international debut as an 87th-minute replacement.

Fabinho (£5.5m) also enjoyed a 35-minute run-out off the bench.

For Argentina, Nicolas Otamendi (£5.2m) and Juan Foyth (£4.9m) put in a full shift at the back, with the latter’s Spurs team-mate Giovani Lo Celso (£7.3m) playing 59 minutes in midfield.

Emiliano Martinez (£4.4m) wasn’t called upon from the Argentinean bench.

Both sides are in friendly action again, with Argentina facing Uruguay in Israel on Monday and Brazil taking on South Korea in Abu Dhabi the day after.

Panama 0-3 Mexico

One more well-owned FPL striker caught the eye in Friday’s matches.

Wolves frontman Raul Jimenez (£7.3m) – briefly yellow-flagged after picking up a knock in Gameweek 12 – scored twice as Mexico won 3-0 in Panama in the CONCACAF Nations League.

The 13.4%-owned Jimenez also provided an assist during an influential 88-minute stint and may figure again in Mexico’s next fixture of the competition, at home to Bermuda, in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

He has plenty of domestic form at present, with attacking returns in four of his last five starts, but fatigue will surely become a factor sooner or later as Jimenez has featured in every league and European game so far this season.

Albania under-21s 0-3 England under-21s

Phil Foden (£5.2m) continues to light up the stage on the international scene.

The Manchester City midfielder, afforded just over half an hour of Premier League football this season, scored a superb free-kick and assisted a Conor Gallagher strike in an 81-minute run-out for the England under-21s on Friday.

Aaron Ramsdale (£4.6m), Reece James (£5.0m), Marc Guehi (£4.0m), Ben Godfrey (£4.5m), Tom Davies (£5.3m) and Mason Greenwood (£4.3m) all lasted the full game for Aidy Boothroyd’s side.

Reiss Nelson (£5.3m), on as a 64th-minute substitute for teammate Joe Willock (£4.9m), scored England’s third goal in stoppage time.

The Arsenal winger was set up by Spurs’ summer signing Ryan Sessegnon (£5.4m), who played the final 18 minutes in Shkoder.

James Justin (£4.8m) and Rhian Brewster (£4.4m) were given 26 and 72-minute run-outs respectively, with Brewster striking the woodwork from the penalty spot.

Max Aarons (£4.4m), Brandon Austin (£4.0m), Oliver Skipp (£4.4m) and Dwight McNeil (£6.0m) were all unused substitutes.

Elsewhere on the youth scene, Southampton defender Kevin Danso (£4.3m) played the full 90 minutes as Austria under-21s hammered their Kosovan counterparts 4-0.

Euro 2020 Qualifiers Round-Up

Bournemouth’s Josh King (£6.3m) played 78 minutes and served up an assist as Norway beat the Faroe Islands 4-0.

Orjen Nyland (£4.3m), who tasted Premier League action in Gameweek 12, was an unused substitute.

Bosnia and Herzegovina lost 3-0 at home to Italy, with Arsenal full-back Sead Kolasinac (£5.3m) playing the whole match and Sheffield United’s Muhamed Besic (£4.5m) 61 minutes for the hosts, while Chelsea duo Jorginho (£5.1m) and Emerson Palmieri (£5.5m) did the full 90 for the Italians.

Denmark saw off Gibraltar 6-0, with Christian Eriksen (£8.7m) helping himself to a couple of late goals. He played the full match, as did Kasper Schmeichel (£5.2m), while Southampton’s Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg (£4.8m) came on after 54 minutes.

Manchester United defender Victor Lindelof (£5.3m) started and finished Sweden’s 2-0 win in Romania, a match which had to be stopped briefly when substitute Alexander Isak was subject to racist abuse from the crowd.

Manchester City midfielder Rodri (£5.4m) played the full 90 as Spain thrashed Malta 7-0, but the gloves were off for keepers David de Gea (£5.5m) and Kepa Arrizabalaga (£5.5m), who were reduced to bench-warming duties.

Switzerland’s Granit Xhaka (£5.2m) took a break from his Arsenal woes with a 90-minute run-out in his country’s 1-0 win over Georgia.

West Ham striker Albian Ajeti (£5.8m) played the first 71 minutes of that encounter.

Arica Cup of Nations Qualifiers Round-Up

Wolves defender Romain Saiss (£4.4m) played the full match for Morocco in their 0-0 draw at home to Mauritania.

He was joined by Southampton’s Sofiane Boufal (£5.5m) after 68 minutes of that stalemate.

Nominative determinism failed to inspire Marvelous Nakamba‘s (£4.4m) Zimbabwe team-mates to anything more than a 0-0 draw with Botswana, with the Aston Villa midfielder putting in a 90-minute shift.

CONCACAF Nations League Round-Up

Newcastle United’s DeAndre Yedlin (£4.4m) came on after 86 minutes as USA beat Canada 4-1, while Watford defender Adrian Mariappa (£4.2m) played 90 minutes as Jamaica won 2-0 in Antigua and Barbuda.

International Friendlies Round-Up

Defenders Davinson Sanchez (£5.3m) and Yerry Mina (£5.4m) started and finished Colombia’s 1-0 win over Peru.

Lucas Torreira (£4.8m) played the final 22 minutes of Uruguay’s 2-1 win over Hungary.

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449 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Miniboss
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    25 days, 10 hours ago

    I wish Pukki moves to a proper PL team next season. Even his international form shows he's capable of so much more than what Norwich has to offer.

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

      Last season was his only good one and that was at a lower level. He even failed at Celtic in a terrible one team league

      1. Miniboss
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        25 days, 10 hours ago

        He's the only one at Norwich who seems to have something to play for, and like said he's been performing well at euro qualifications. It's been a long time since Celtic, believe it or not but players evolve.

        1. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          25 days, 10 hours ago

          Agreed. There are some players who are just late developers.

          Think you're being a bit harsh on buendia and hernandez there, though.

          1. Miniboss
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            25 days, 10 hours ago

            you're right about buendia & hernandez, they seem to have some fire still in them

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

              Hernandez ripped Janmaat apart in their last gutting. I was impressed.

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

                ... last game.

              2. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                25 days, 9 hours ago

                Yeah, he looked great. Just needs to work on that final product and think he could be really handy.

    2. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      25 days, 10 hours ago

      Looks like he's found the right system for him at Norwich.

      You'd worry about a Benteke leaving Villa effect. That said, would like to see the guy succeed.

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

        Be their was young then. Pukki is 30

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

          Benteke was*

          1. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            25 days, 10 hours ago

            That's a fair point.

            Congrats on being picked up last night in the draft by the way. See you out there.

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

              Hahaha you too! After the first 5 went down I was scared we weren’t going to have a chance to get involved! In contact with my team now, good luck to you x

              1. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                25 days, 10 hours ago

                Had the same feeling here. Thought for sure people would pick up RAE and the other cheapest players after those first few blanks.

                Cheers, and to you. Oat milkshakes in the bar on me afterwards.

                1. Ask Yourself
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  25 days, 9 hours ago

                  Hahaha thanks mate I’ll consider that when we come up against each other x

    3. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      25 days, 10 hours ago

      It’s the opponents that make him look good on the international stage. He’s at his level now, no need for him to go any higher

      1. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        25 days, 10 hours ago

        This is definitely plausible. You wonder about the level of coaching he's had though. The right manager with the right vision for him could maybe make more of him.

    4. Giggs Boson.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      25 days, 10 hours ago

      Armenia and Liechtenstein are at a lower level than Championship teams.

      1. Miniboss
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        25 days, 10 hours ago

        And the point is? He scored 30+ goals in championship anyways. Fact is there has not been a lot of service lately at Norwich even against lower table teams and I think he would do better at let's say Everton or West Ham.

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

          Everton is a great shout if they can't get Kean up and running.

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

          My point is that he has proven he can score against Championship and lower teams before, so the international goals hold little weight. What we want to know is if the Premier League is his level. We've had new Premier League players start with a haul of goals before, who then fade away and regress back to their actual level. Pogrebnyak springs to mind.

          I'm not saying he won't do well, just that he's unproven at this level, and the internationals hold little weight.

  2. liverpool01
    • 1 Year
    25 days, 10 hours ago

    A)Salah+Pulisic
    B)Son+Jimenez

    Who scores more?

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

      A (if Salah is fit)

      1. liverpool01
        • 1 Year
        25 days, 10 hours ago

        Cool

    2. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • 3 Years
      25 days, 10 hours ago

      A

    3. D.Glynn
        25 days, 10 hours ago

        A

        1. liverpool01
          • 1 Year
          25 days, 10 hours ago

          Thanks guys

      • The Man Pastore
        • 5 Years
        25 days, 10 hours ago

        A

    4. That Fantasy Guy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      25 days, 10 hours ago

      Hello all - is it time to part with KDB?

      My team:
      Pope
      TAA - Tomori - Lundstram - Rico
      KDB - Sterling - Mane - Mount
      Wilson - Abraham
      Button - Maupey - Hayden - Chambers

      2FT 0.9 itb
      Thinking KDB Maupay Chamber out for Vardy, Martial and a 4m fodder

      Thoughts?

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

        For me it's more time to part with Sterling than KdB.

      2. Karan14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        25 days, 10 hours ago

        Yup good moves imo.

      3. GuenDoozy
          25 days, 10 hours ago

          Maupay, Chambers > Jiminez, 4.0 fodder is the better Move IMO

          Or Just Maupay > Ings and Roll the FT.

          Id keep the city double up for this weekend.

        • That Fantasy Guy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          25 days, 9 hours ago

          Thanks all

      4. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • 3 Years
        25 days, 10 hours ago

        Morning all. Any changes here do you think? Got 1FT & 2.8m to play with. Also who to captain? Cheers 🙂

        Pope
        TAA • Lunds • Soyuncu
        KDB • Mané • Maddison • Martial • Mount
        Vardy • Tammy
        (McG. Rico. Tomori. Connelly)

        1. liverpool01
          • 1 Year
          25 days, 10 hours ago

          Team looks good I would captain Vardy, next gw Mount> Pulisic

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

        Double pool defense time?
        Connolly, Sterling, Rico -> Vardy, Hayden, Robbo (-4)
        Will mean bench headache every week but that can be a good thing with the christmas period coming around.

        1. D.Glynn
            25 days, 10 hours ago

            Like the look of this.

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

          Anything obviously to do with the ft this week, 2.8 ITB:

          Pope (McGov)
          TAA, Lundstram, Rico, Soyuncu, (Dunk)
          Mane, KDB, Maddison, Martial, (Mount)
          Abraham, Vardy, (Connolly)

          Was tempted by Dunk -> Robertson, but may just save now.

          1. Jullepuu
              25 days, 10 hours ago

              If Robertson is fit do the transfer

          2. fylde2022
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            25 days, 10 hours ago

            Is there anything that you would change?

            I have 1 FT. Should I save?

            Pope
            Soyuncu Lundstram TAA Robertson
            Martial Pulisic Mane Maddison
            Abraham Vardy

            Button, KDB, Rico, Connolly

            0.7m itb

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

              Leave it as is but play kdb

            2. Jullepuu
                25 days, 10 hours ago

                Save but play KDB and bench Soyuncu

            3. liverpool01
              • 1 Year
              25 days, 10 hours ago

              Save

            4. TheRealDonaldTrump
                25 days, 10 hours ago

                pls help me pick a starting 11.. so hard, especially mid & defense..

                Pope & Button
                TAA, Lundstram, Soyuncu, Tomori & Janmaat
                Jimenez, Abraham & Vardy

                1. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  25 days, 10 hours ago

                  Not with that name.

                  Also you seem to be missing a midfield

                  1. TheRealDonaldTrump
                      25 days, 6 hours ago

                      Martial, Mane, Maddison, Mount, KDB

                2. Bavarian
                  • 1 Year
                  25 days, 10 hours ago

                  What to do with 2 FT please?

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

                  1. Jullepuu
                      25 days, 10 hours ago

                      Yarmolenko + Wilson to Ings + Maddison/Tielemans

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

                        Thanks mate

                  2. Braving the risk with doubtful players
                    FFCommunity_
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    25 days, 10 hours ago

                    Is it risky to transfer in players carrying underlying injuries as we head into the busiest phase of the season? I really wanted to triple up on Liverpool by adding Salah or Robertson to go alongside Trent and Mane. Now I’m not convinced, given their respective ankle issues, that could have an impact on gametime given the sheer volume of games Liverpool have in the next six weeks.

                    1. Karan14
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      25 days, 10 hours ago

                      It is definitely a worry.
                      I was also looking to get Robbo in this week but it might just be better to wait.

                      On the contrary they might be just small niggles and a 2 week break might be enough to overcome those injuries.

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

                        Good point Karam, might be overthinking. I’ll leave funds in the bank so that I’m flexible to jump on board soon.

                    2. GuenDoozy
                        25 days, 10 hours ago

                        Yeah I'd wait a week to bring them in. Hopefully next week we can make an informed decision.

                        1. GuenDoozy
                            25 days, 10 hours ago

                            And its not like they have an amazing fixture this GW.

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

                              I think it’s a great fixture... going to captain Mane!

                              1. GuenDoozy
                                  25 days, 9 hours ago

                                  Got to disagree there. Palace away is not easy, they have 3 home clean sheets and are difficult to break down.

                                  1. GuenDoozy
                                      25 days, 9 hours ago

                                      Having said that, Mane is still a good captaincy pick, GL

                                    • J0E
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • Has Moderation Rights
                                      • 10 Years
                                      25 days, 9 hours ago

                                      Evidence suggests that they've been very lucky at home not to concede more recently.

                                      More in today's captain video

                                      Streaming at 12:30pm

                                      https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKxYKQ8pgJ7V8wwh4hLsSXQ/live

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

                                        Looking forward to this Joe - underlying stats suggest Palace are struggling defensively right now!

                                    • Whats the Mata?
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 5 Years
                                      24 days, 17 hours ago

                                      As much as people rate Palace as a difficult game for Liverpool, the Eagles are 3rd for most shots conceded in the last 4 gameweeks and have the 2nd worst xGc over the same period.

                                      They also have the 3rd worst xGC in the last 2 home matches.

                                      Not only that, but over the same period (last 2 home matches), no team has conceded more chances from both, the left and the right flank.

                            2. Christina.
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 9 Years
                              25 days, 10 hours ago

                              hhhhm...let me guess....yes.

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

                                Wrong! Hot topic!

                            3. Boris Bodega: Holly's …
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 4 Years
                              25 days, 10 hours ago

                              Risk vs Reward isn't it? As long as your team isn't rife with issues like this, there's nothing wrong with the punt. What don't want to have is 3 or 4 expensive players who are doubts if you're wildcardless.

                            4. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 1 Year
                              25 days, 10 hours ago

                              I actually think this is the best time of the year to have such players.

                              Many of us will be setting ourselves up with good benches for the busy festive period and players who have these kinds of injuries won't get cameos.

                              With kind fixtures for Liverpool, Sheffield, Chelsea, Leicester and Wolves, getting every other game from big hitters like salah and then subbing in nice bench players can give you an edge over those who won't go near them because of a lack of bench.

                              Also, you're meant to be nice to crocks like tiny Tim at Christmas.

                            5. WWF
                              • 2 Years
                              25 days, 10 hours ago

                              I really want 14 playing players

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

                                +1.

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

                                So important as the fixtures get congested. We will need the depth on our benches.

                            6. FOO FIGHTER
                                25 days, 10 hours ago

                                All depends on news from Klopp regarding the likes of Salah.

                                If you have Salah it is best to hold instead of getting rid. If you do not have Salah then best to wait until news from Klopp.

                                I have both Mane and Salah plus Trent. Not thinking of chanding anything yet. If Salah's ankle is that bad and keeps him out for 2 to 3 GW's then obviously he is of no use on the bench.

                                I think he is ok though. Will just sit back and let Mount be the autosub if he Salah does not feature GW13.

                                Need a back up plan 🙂

                              • RichardNixon
                                • 3 Years
                                25 days, 10 hours ago

                                Imo we are getting the first signs of Klopp running his players into the ground. Robertson said he hasn't trained for two weeks at Liverpool and yet played games, Salah in a moon boot with an ongoing ankle issue. These guys along with TAA, VvD, Mane, Firmino play every game in the EPL and Champions League, plus internationals during the season, and international tournaments in the off season. They haven't had a good rest for a long time. I reckon as a team they have now peaked and will be gradually declining form here on, albeit still good enough to win the league this year as long as the above players can stay fit which is starting to look questionable

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

                                  I've wondered about this for a while. As good as they are as a team, they are accumulating a lot of miles over the last 2/3 years. The back 4/5 and front 3 rarely change because Klopp doesn't seem to trust the replacements in the same way. The 3 in midfield seem to be more flexible as the result is the same no matter what blend he plays. Other than Allison they haven't had to do without one of the spine players for a large period of time.

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

                                  Such a headache. You’ve summed things up perfectly here.

                                3. FOO FIGHTER
                                    25 days, 9 hours ago

                                    Nothing Klopp can do about bad tackles on Salah etc.

                                    These players are super fit, that you can be rest assured of.

                                    1. RichardNixon
                                      • 3 Years
                                      25 days, 8 hours ago

                                      If he keeps playing his ankle will remain an issue throughout the season. I've played football and had ankle and other injuries. They linger around and increase as the season goes. Without rest there isn't a 100% recovery

                                4. Mingo
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 3 Years
                                  25 days, 10 hours ago

                                  I have Mane & Robertson. The plan was always to wait until after Palace to add a third, this just confirms that I need another week to assess injuries and weigh up Salah vs TAA.

                                5. rjcv177
                                  • 4 Years
                                  25 days, 10 hours ago

                                  Mane on board, and TAA coming for Ota.
                                  Using the CPL game to audit for my third pool 😉
                                  GL all

                                  1. rjcv177
                                    • 4 Years
                                    25 days, 9 hours ago

                                    Sidenote...that OX kid been great last games...who knows, he can be the differential and taking advantage on those rotation plans from Klopp

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

                                      Could be a great differential - lovely price!

                                    2. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 9 Years
                                      24 days, 2 hours ago

                                      Picking a player who could get injured getting dressed for the busy Christmas period

                                      What could go wrong huh

                                6. RECKLESS
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 6 Years
                                  25 days, 7 hours ago

                                  We couldnt have asked for better time to have strong bench with cheapies like Rico Tomori Lund making it easy to have 2 strong players on bench every gw. Playing Lund every gw with TAA and Soy who all are nailed. If salah is rested Rico will come along which is fine as he has some chance creation threat as well

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

                                    those fixtures for Rico though

                                7. JamieNumber4
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  24 days, 21 hours ago

                                  A lot’s made of saving an ft going into the break but it might actually be worth rolling an ft into the week beyond while ascertaining which injuries were real and which weren’t

                              • davies
                                • 5 Years
                                25 days, 10 hours ago

                                Would you captain Aguero if you were to keep one final week?

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

                                  nope

                                2. Kopkloppers
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 5 Years
                                  25 days, 10 hours ago

                                  Probably not

                                3. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 1 Year
                                  25 days, 10 hours ago

                                  If you know you're getting rid, I don't know why you'd trust that player with captaincy.

                                  Stick it on party boy Jamie

                                4. DannyDrinkVodka
                                    25 days, 1 hour ago

                                    I would - massive differential and he had a hat-trick in this fixture last year.....what’s not to like?

                                5. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 1 Year
                                  25 days, 10 hours ago

                                  I actually think this is the best time of the year to have such players.

                                  Many of us will be setting ourselves up with good benches for the busy festive period and players who have these kinds of injuries won't get cameos.

                                  With kind fixtures for Liverpool, Sheffield, Chelsea, Leicester and Wolves, getting every other game from big hitters like salah and then subbing in nice bench players can give you an edge over those who won't go near them because of a lack of bench.

                                  Also you're meant to be nice to crocks like tiny Tim at Christmas.

                                  1. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 1 Year
                                    25 days, 10 hours ago

                                    Reply fail to ffcommunity above. I switched tabs and it did this, is there a fix for that?

                                    Please delete mods.

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

                                      Focus is controlled by your browser.

                                      1. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 1 Year
                                        25 days, 10 hours ago

                                        Thanks. I'll look into that.

                                6. Le Bluff
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 8 Years
                                  25 days, 10 hours ago

                                  Anybody notice that Mendy started and played 73 minutes for France last night?

                                  Surely wouldn't have been afforded that amount of gametime if there were injury concerns/doubts. Reckon he's good to start against Chelsea?

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

                                    Yes, it would seem so.

                                  2. GARY AND JAMIE
                                    • 6 Years
                                    25 days, 10 hours ago

                                    Sterling (c)

                                    1. Le Bluff
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 8 Years
                                      25 days, 10 hours ago

                                      It's oh so tempting to captain Sterling.

                                      Vardy actually feels like the 'safer' pick based on his and Leicester's form, and Brighton's depleted defence. He'll probably get a nice 8/9 points this GW I reckon.

                                      But you know that Sterling has those double digit returns in his locker.

                                  3. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 1 Year
                                    25 days, 10 hours ago

                                    Very nice spot.

                                  4. Would Ed Woodward
                                      25 days, 10 hours ago

                                      I think Pep somehow rates Angelino better defensively which is why he started at Anfield. You must be an utterly awful defender if there's even a possibility of Angelino being better.

                                    • Giggs Boson.
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 8 Years
                                      25 days, 10 hours ago

                                      Anything is possible with Pep. He seems to like Angelino.

                                    • Rupert The Horse
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 6 Years
                                      25 days, 9 hours ago

                                      But was he injured last game?
                                      I've not read anything to say he was. Possibly Pep just didn't want to play him.

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

                                    KDB To Mane for free? Have Sterling and no pool attackers

                                    1. lindeg
                                      • 1 Year
                                      25 days, 10 hours ago

                                      yes, mane close to essential

                                  6. Magic Zico
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 1 Year
                                    25 days, 10 hours ago

                                    Got 2 FT. Is there any point to swap around Rashford Mount with Jimenez Martial? Current plan is to stick with Rashford and Mount ... any opinion folks?

                                    1. Jullepuu
                                        25 days, 9 hours ago

                                        Seems like a sideways move. Anything else you can do?

                                        1. Magic Zico
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 1 Year
                                          25 days, 9 hours ago

                                          Yep getting rid of Mendy

                                          1. Jullepuu
                                              25 days, 9 hours ago

                                              Yeah I would do that

                                      • The Man Pastore
                                        • 5 Years
                                        25 days, 10 hours ago

                                        No idea what to do with this team... Should I save FT?

                                        Pope Button
                                        TAA Chilwell Lundstram Lowton Kelly
                                        Mane KDB Maddison Mount Cantwell
                                        Vardy Abraham C.Wilson

                                        1FT / 1.9ITB

                                        1. Jullepuu
                                            25 days, 9 hours ago

                                            Are you looking to tripie up on Pool assets?

                                            1. The Man Pastore
                                              • 5 Years
                                              25 days, 9 hours ago

                                              Not sure yet, deoends on robbos fitness

                                        2. lindeg
                                          • 1 Year
                                          25 days, 10 hours ago

                                          dele alli on anyones radar?

                                          1. Jullepuu
                                              25 days, 9 hours ago

                                              Nah

                                            • Arfaish
                                              • 7 Years
                                              25 days, 9 hours ago

                                              Too many good options for cheaper for that punt

                                            • VanDijksToWatchOutFor
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • 1 Year
                                              25 days, 9 hours ago

                                              Sam from fpl family's (pro pundit). Pitched it on FYI fpl.

                                          2. Fit_to_drop
                                              25 days, 10 hours ago

                                              Need a steer guys

                                              Pope is my main keeper, as I'm selling Ederson to free up funds.

                                              And taking a -4 in the process

                                              I can either go

                                              Matt Ryan (4.7) & Tielemans (6.7)
                                              or
                                              McCarthy (4.3) & Maddison (7.5)

                                              Do I need a good keeper for rotation (option1) or go with my preferred outfield option in Maddison?

                                              1. hueycho
                                                  25 days, 9 hours ago

                                                  Maddison

                                              2. Lignja
                                                • 2 Years
                                                25 days, 10 hours ago

                                                2ft 0.3m itb

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

                                                A. Aguero, Cho to Lacazete, Martial
                                                B. Kdb, Cho to Martial, Maddison

                                                Both option leave 1.1m itb for Mount to Pulisic next week if needed

                                              3. Ljungberg
                                                • 4 Years
                                                25 days, 10 hours ago

                                                Aubameyang couldn't score against DR Congo and Angola. I'm kinda worried.

                                                1. Rupert The Horse
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  • 6 Years
                                                  25 days, 9 hours ago

                                                  Still going to captain him though.

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

                                                  Arsenal are a source of worry at the moment, avoid

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

                                                  And that’s when playing at striker? How could he even make a dent playing as full back for arsenal?

                                              4. unitednations
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                • 7 Years
                                                25 days, 9 hours ago

                                                Best options here with 1ft and 0m itb...

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

                                                - 0.1m short to do sterling >> mane
                                                - 0.1m short to do Lascelles/Rashford >> Robbo/Ings (-4)

                                                A: Save FT and reassess next gw
                                                B: Sterling + Cantwell (price drop imminent) >> Mane + Dendocker (-4)
                                                C: Mount + Rashford >> Maddison + Jimenez (-4)...and avoid playing 2 Chelsea attackers vs. city
                                                D: Something else

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

                                                  B looks the one for me but do it over two weeks as Sterling could haul against Chelsea so just save the price fall on Cantwell if it is happening soon

                                              5. Arfaish
                                                • 7 Years
                                                25 days, 9 hours ago

                                                Currently liking the following WC:

                                                Gazza, (£4m)
                                                TAA, Robbo, Lund, (Tomori, Rico)
                                                Mane, KDB, Tielemans, Pulisic, (Dendonker)
                                                Vardy, Tammy, Jimenez

                                                However, I don't want triple Chelsea against city so looking for a one/two week punt for Pulisic whilst he is flagged:

                                                A) Martial (shu, AVL)
                                                B) Maddison (bha, EVE)
                                                C) Other?

                                                Pulisic and Henderson for Gazza will then be brought in over the next two weeks.

                                                1. KANE-O-MANIA
                                                  • 5 Years
                                                  25 days, 9 hours ago

                                                  Exactly same as mine....

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

                                                    Yeah its very template but at this stage of the season I don't mind template. Are you going with Pulisic for MCI?

                                              6. Rupert The Horse
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                • 6 Years
                                                25 days, 9 hours ago

                                                I left me tea bag in too long.
                                                Drink it any way or start again?

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

                                                  Got to be hard to fish out with hooves.

                                                  I'd down it and then make another to enjoy.

                                                  1. Rupert The Horse
                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                    • 6 Years
                                                    25 days, 9 hours ago

                                                    Yeah, I've gone with that.

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

                                                      Enjoy a tea well earned.

                                                2. Ask Yourself
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  • 3 Years
                                                  25 days, 9 hours ago

                                                  Got to drink it anyway surely. I accidentally stirred milk in with my cat food teaspoon once and considered drinking the fishy stew

                                                  1. Rupert The Horse
                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                    • 6 Years
                                                    25 days, 9 hours ago

                                                    That is one of the most gut wrenching things I can think of. yuk.
                                                    Almond milk?

                                                    1. Ask Yourself
                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                      • 3 Years
                                                      25 days, 9 hours ago

                                                      Always oat mate it’s the closest to normal milk and has the lowest environmental impact of them all x

                                                3. Giggs Boson.
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  • 8 Years
                                                  25 days, 9 hours ago

                                                  Down it quick, grimace, then go again. No wasting tea.

                                                  1. Rupert The Horse
                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                    • 6 Years
                                                    25 days, 9 hours ago

                                                    Absolutely smashed it. 🙂

                                                4. Jarvish Scott Talent
                                                  • 4 Years
                                                  25 days, 9 hours ago

                                                  Drink it, but take the tea bag out first.

                                                5. Hot Toddy
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  • 1 Year
                                                  25 days, 9 hours ago

                                                  Make a coffee instead.

                                                  1. Rupert The Horse
                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                    • 6 Years
                                                    25 days, 9 hours ago

                                                    Not a hot toddy?

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

                                                      Risky business at this hour 😀

                                              7. KANE-O-MANIA
                                                • 5 Years
                                                25 days, 9 hours ago

                                                Is it worth taking -4 for these transfers??

                                                Sterling/ Barnes/ Rico >>> Maddison/ Martial/ Robbo

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

                                                  I wouldn't be getting Sterling out at home for a hit, not for me

                                                2. Rupert The Horse
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  • 6 Years
                                                  25 days, 9 hours ago

                                                  No I don't think so. Martial is a bit last week.

                                              8. Z3US
                                                • 2 Years
                                                25 days, 9 hours ago

                                                Best Newcastle defender?? Looking for someone to ship in for Otamendi....

                                                1. Magic Zico
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  • 1 Year
                                                  25 days, 9 hours ago

                                                  My two possible candidates are Willems and Clark ... I am ditching Mendy btw

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

                                                  I went for Willems, although he'll be used sparingly as I will have TAA, Tomori, Lund playing in a 3-5-2 after this GW.

                                                  1. Magic Zico
                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                    • 1 Year
                                                    25 days, 9 hours ago

                                                    Same here ... will cover GW18

                                              9. Magic Zico
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                • 1 Year
                                                25 days, 9 hours ago

                                                Who is the viable BUR defender now as I recall Lowton and Pieters were dropped? Have no Pope ...

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

                                                  Charlie Taylor

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

                                                  I'd probably go with Tark, although their fixtures aren't so nice after next GW...

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

                                                  C.Taylor looks fab at 4.2!

                                                4. Magic Zico
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  • 1 Year
                                                  25 days, 9 hours ago

                                                  My original thought was Tarkowski but he's £5.0M and will only be used GW18. So Taylor is tempting. Is he better option than Janmmat or Willems/Clark for that covering purpose?

                                                5. CONNERS
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  25 days, 9 hours ago

                                                  Problem with Taylor is Lowton could regain his place.

                                                  1. Magic Zico
                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                    • 1 Year
                                                    25 days, 9 hours ago

                                                    Exactly the scenario that I want to avoid

                                                  2. Skonto Rigga
                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                    • Has Moderation Rights
                                                    • 2 Years
                                                    25 days, 9 hours ago

                                                    (Pieters)

                                                    Dyche tends to give his players a sustained run in the team, so hopefully Taylor will be on the scene for a little while. Back four had been unchanged until GW12. Generally only switches things around when results/performances are going badly for a prolonged period (as they were). Happened last season with "Bardo" and "Lowts" at right-back.

                                                6. Magic Zico
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  • 1 Year
                                                  25 days, 9 hours ago

                                                  Guys just briefly check the stats of these candidates ... Willems looks superior than Taylor and Janmaat. Obviously Taylor's got minutes only recently. So, Jetro in the front runner for me!

                                                  1. Magic Zico
                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                    • 1 Year
                                                    25 days, 9 hours ago

                                                    *is

                                              10. Mind över Mata
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                • 8 Years
                                                25 days, 9 hours ago

                                                1FT, 0.7m in the bank - best move here? Thinking Kelly -> Baldock

                                                Pope
                                                Lundstram; TAA; Soyuncu
                                                Mane; Mount; Sterling; KDB
                                                Jimenez; Abraham; Vardy

                                                4.0; Rico, Dendonker; Kelly*

                                                1. hueycho
                                                    25 days, 9 hours ago

                                                    I like chilwell over soyuncu

                                                2. JabbaWookiee
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  • 5 Years
                                                  25 days, 9 hours ago

                                                  Read somewhere that Heaton is definitely out this coming gw. Anyone know if this is true?

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

                                                    that gonna be a bummer

                                                    1. Mind över Mata
                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                      • 8 Years
                                                      25 days, 9 hours ago

                                                      Haha, well played

                                                3. AXE17
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  • 5 Years
                                                  25 days, 9 hours ago

                                                  Why did David Silva not play in the Liverpool game?

                                                  1. Ask Yourself
                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                    • 3 Years
                                                    25 days, 9 hours ago

                                                    He was declared out injured for a further 5 days after that match was played. Was a major surprise he made the bench. Will have just been a fitness thing, pep is dodgy but 2 weeks off he’ll be fine for after the break especially after how bad they play without him

                                                    1. Ask Yourself
                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                      • 3 Years
                                                      25 days, 9 hours ago

                                                      This is probably quite unclear. A few days before the game pep said he’ll be out for 10-12 days. 5 days later he made the match day squad

                                                      1. AXE17
                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                        • 5 Years
                                                        25 days, 8 hours ago

                                                        Ah ok. Cheers for that mate 🙂
                                                        Thinking either him or tielesmans in the week after next to join Maddison.