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Gameweek 13 Scout Picks includes Everton triple-up

An Everton triple-up forms the back-bone of our Scout Picks selection for Gameweek 13.

The Toffees host a Norwich side that has struggled to sustain some early momentum back in the Premier League.

We’ve still got our fair share of premium midfielders in our 4-4-2 formation.

The starting XI has come in at £82.6m, £0.4m inside our budget of £83.0m.

Goalkeeper

Ben Foster and Watford have been keeping more clean sheets recently

Now that Quique Sanchez Flores has firmed up Watford’s defence, Ben Foster (£4.8m) is welcomed back into the Scout Picks. Over the last five matches, the Hornets have kept three clean sheets and could have arguably secured a fourth against Spurs if they weren’t so unlucky. In Gameweek 13, Watford host a Burnley side with just 16 shots on target away from home this season, the third-worst in the division.

Defenders

Palace’s susceptibility to headed attempts could benefit the crossing expert Alexander-Arnold

The inclusion of Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.2m) was as easy as it will ever get. The Liverpool right-back stands a real chance of a double-figure haul at Crystal Palace on Saturday afternoon. The Eagles are the joint-lowest scorers at home this season which increases Liverpool’s clean sheet chances. Furthermore, no team has conceded more headed efforts than Palace in the last four matches, which is great news for crossing expert Alexander-Arnold, who is joint-top of the league for chances created during the same period.

Everton’s defence has shown some promise in recent weeks which is why Lucas Digne (£5.9m) has made it back into the Scout Picks after a long absence. Over the last four Gameweeks, no team has conceded fewer big chances. That bodes well for a home meeting with Norwich who have not scored on the road since Gameweek 1. 

John Lundstram (£4.9m) was incredibly unlucky not to find the net against Spurs last time out and among defenders, nobody has had more shots inside the box than him since Gameweek 9. Manchester United come to Bramall Lane without a clean sheet on the road this season so there’s every chance the Lundstram bandwagon could continue once again in Gameweek 13.

Mason Holgate (£4.4m) is our cheap route into an Everton defensive double-up. There was plenty of requests for goalkeeper Jordan Pickford but we think for one week only, Holgate can do the trick. He has started each of the last three Premier League matches for Everton, keeping Michael Keane on the bench, and has two assists to his name in that time too.

Midfielders

Mané’s aerial presence could be the breakthrough for Liverpool this weekend

No Liverpool player has more attacking returns away from home than Sadio Mané (£12.1m) this season and we think he’s the most likely to make a breakthrough for them at Crystal Palace. Over the last four Gameweeks, the Eagles have the second-worst expected goals conceded (xGC) score and have allowed more headed attempts than any other club. During that time, Mané is top for headed attempts on goal among all midfielders.

We are backing Raheem Sterling (£12.0m) to get back to scoring ways in Gameweek 13. He may have just one attacking return in his last four league starts at the Etihad Stadium but Chelsea come there still without a clean sheet on the road this season. Meanwhile, Sterling himself has had more shots inside the box than any of his colleague since Gameweek 9, only three players in the whole division outperforming him in this department.

Just three teams have conceded more goals away from home than Norwich (12) this season and their defence has still not shown much sign of improving. That’s why Richarlison (£7.9m) makes it into the Scout Picks having recorded attacking returns in three of the last four matches.

Choosing which Manchester United attacker we would select for the Gameweek 13 Scout Picks proved rather difficult with Marcus Rashford showing great form recently. However, for budgetary reasons, we’ve gone with Anthony Martial (£7.8m). He has three goal involvements in as many starts since returning from injury and has kept his hands on that centre-forward position. That could see him become the chief beneficiary of Sheffield United’s defensive absences in goalkeeper Dean Henderson and defensive lynchpin John Egan, who remains doubtful.

Forwards

Vardy gets into the Scout Picks once again

Gameweek 13 sees another routine inclusion for Jamie Vardy (£9.6m) in the Scout Picks. The Leicester City forward has six goals in his last four Premier League outings and travels to a Brighton side short of their first-choice centre-back in Lewis Dunk, who misses this weekend due to suspension. Adam Webster is also touch and go to play the game so with Graham Potter potentially having to patch up his back-four, it could open the door for more Vardy attacking returns.

The Scout Picks are backing Wesley (£6.0m) to exploit some of Newcastle’s defensive problems in Gameweek 13. The Magpies have conceded more goal on the road than any other side this season (14) and across the whole campaign they have allowed the most headed attempts too (42). That could play into the hands of Wesley as he spearheads an Aston Villa attack with such creativity in wide areas.

Substitutes

Paulo Gazzaniga (£4.4m) is our budget goalkeeper on the bench, somewhat inspired by Jose Mourinho’s arrival at Spurs. We expect his new side to improve defensively with him at the helm and with West Ham blanking in two of their last four, we think there could be a clean sheet on the cards on Saturday lunch-time.

Daryl Janmaat (£4.4m) represents a cheaper alternative into the Watford defence for Gameweek 13. With the same clean sheet potential as Foster, the right-back is joint-top among Hornets for key passes since Gameweek 8.

Harvey Barnes (£5.9m) can offer a cut-price route into the Leicester attack for those short of funds. In the last four Gameweeks he has registered more shots in the box and more efforts on target than Youri Tielemans and James Maddison.

Diogo Jota (£6.1m) continues to offer some potential as an alternative to Raúl Jiménez. In the last four Gameweeks, despite playing fewer minutes than his Mexican colleague, Jota has recorded more touches in the box and more big chances.

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This skipper is chosen using the conclusions of the latest Captain Sensible article and a four-way vote between David, Neale, Paul and Geoff.

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4,418 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Nightf0x
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Which trio plz before price changes? (Have taa)

    A) pulisic lovren/vvd/6.6 def.
    B) mount robbo

  2. nibirislam17
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Start 1
    A) Maupay
    B) Maguire
    C) Aurier

    1. Nightf0x
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      B or C

    2. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      C

    3. F4L
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      A

    4. Gloria Kanchelskis
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      C

    5. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      C

  3. Nuno
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    A. Soyuncu, Son
    B. Robertson, Pulisic

    1. DGW Sane TC Fail....
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      b

    2. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      The one with two fit players

  4. mash
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Ryan Button
    TAA Tomori Soyuncu Rico Lundstram
    Sterling KDB Mane Martial Mount
    Abraham Jiminez Connolly

    2FT, 0.5 in the bank

    Have exact cash to do Sterling and Connolly to Maddison and Vardy - yay or nay?

    The downsides are losing Sterling ahead of a potentially good fixture, and possible benching headaches further down the line. But the upside is strong Leicester triple for their good form and fixtures - not having Vardy so far this season has been painful!

    1. DGW Sane TC Fail....
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Am reluctant to let Sterling go. I have him as captain this week. However those moves who make your team very strong for over the Xmas period were your bench will be needed. You could also consider Tielemans which would leave you some money in the bank.

      1. mash
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Cheers - I pulled the trigger! Maybe should have given more consideration to Tielemans, as would have given me some cash to upgrade a goalkeeper. Hoping for lots of Ryan save points instead!

    2. Zico Senna
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      my god yes just do it

      1. mash
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Cheers, I did go through with it. Mount benched for this week. Next GW will be a more difficult choice...

  5. Blue Gaffer
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Got 1.5mil in the bank. Cantwell to Barnes/McNeil, Diop to Chilwell/Soyencu or save transfer?

  6. F4L
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    would you rather Henderson or Gazzaniga as your set and forget keeper moving forward?

    1. Gloria Kanchelskis
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Gazza

      1. Nuno
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        +1

    2. F4L
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      cheers both. Leaning that way, will be good to see how Mourinho sets up the team tomorrow.

    3. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Gazza
      Think Blades defenders are better options than Spurs defenders (more nailed, cheaper etc) so would double up here with Lunny rather than GK

      1. F4L
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        i'd agree with that, cheers.

    4. Amey
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Henderson

      1. F4L
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        cheers, its a tough call

    5. Tsparkes10
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Hendo. I've had from start and very happy. Fixtures from now til 19ish are sick

      1. F4L
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        he does have great. Might hold on for a bit longer now, at least until Mourinho's tactics have become clear

  7. Nightf0x
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Quickly plz, (i have taa)

    A) pulisic lovern/6.6 def.
    B) mount robbo

    1. Gloria Kanchelskis
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      B

  8. boroie
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Defence is a mess at the moment... advice appreciated...

    Soyuncu
    Fredericks
    Lascelles
    Rico
    Lowton

    1. Nuno
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Priority of removal
      1. Lascelles
      2. Lowton
      3. Fredericks

      Any money ITB?

      1. boroie
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 26 days ago

        £1.6...

        Thinking Lascelles to Chilwell but wary of doubling up on Leicester in defence...

        1. Nuno
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Probably wouldn't want to do that because it eats up all of your budget.
          Bring in Lundstram 100%.
          Followed by a Villa defender, Guilbert (4 yellows though)
          and a CPL defender like Cahill/Ward

          1. Nuno
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Lundstram this week, Cahill next week and you're good

        2. Gashead9
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Lascelles to Lundstram

    2. Do I Not Like Orange
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Cheapest nailed Palace defender in for Lascelles after this GW.

  9. boroie
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Choose 1 to get in this week...

    A - Chilwell (Got Soyuncu)
    B - Tierney
    C - Lovren
    D - AWB
    E - Stones

    1. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      E - LOL

    2. Gashead9
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Chilwell if anyone but Leic Def double up could be risky, could also pay off. Wouldn't consider any of the others whatsoever!

      1. Gashead9
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Who are you replacing?

  10. Nightf0x
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Which

    A) get laca
    B) doubleup liver def. Robbo & have taa

    1. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      B

    2. Amey
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Who's going out in both cases ?

      1. Nightf0x
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Wilson & lowton

        1. Amey
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Lol
          Both awful. B for me

  11. Amey
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Rain Time 😀

    1. Zico Senna
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Got my brolly

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 26 days ago

        😀

  12. boroie
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Captain

    A - Auba
    B - Vardy
    C - Mane

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 26 days ago

      B/C

  13. andre_c
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Maddison or Tielemans???

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Take a fair coin.
      Toss it.
      And get Tielemans 😛
      Better value IMO

      1. andre_c
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 26 days ago

        haha ok cheers

    2. Gashead9
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Tielemans for sure, think Maddison will drop off, Tielemans is just class, a future premium player I believe

    3. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      One has higher:
      xG
      xA
      Shots
      Shots in box
      Penalty area touches
      Changes created
      But has played less games
      ...

  14. Naby K8a
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Div in for Mo.

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Price drop ??

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Sigh ...

  15. jia you jia you
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    every team is different, if you can use the extra funds T, if not M.

    1. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      @Andre_C

  16. rainy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Price Changes - 23rd November 2019

    🔺  Pereira (6.4), Alisson (6.0), Jiménez (7.4)

    🔻  Pröpper (4.9), Simpson (3.9), C.Wilson (7.7), J.Ward (4.5), Zaha (6.6), McArthur (5.2), Jakupovic (4.3), Walker (5.8), Agüero (11.9), Mahrez (8.3), Foden (5.1), Walker-Peters (4.5), Lanzini (6.2), Yarmolenko (5.9)

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Raul Jimenez
      Nice ....
      Cheers Rainy

    2. Zico Senna
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Cheers Rainy! Few that i thought would rise there.

    3. DGW Sane TC Fail....
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      walker peters at 4.5 could be a bargain for the second half of the season

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Good shout
        Aurier is rash Defender.
        One to watch out for

    4. Would Ed Woodward
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Cheers Rainy!

    5. lugs
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      wow Zaha 6,6 with some juicy fixtures comng up 🙂 cheers

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

        Agree. Tremendous upside potential.

    6. Tsparkes10
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Pereira

      1. Tsparkes10
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Did a love heart emoji but forget the less than signs don't work

      2. Amey
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Overpriced 😉

    7. F4L
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      cheers Rainy!

      Might go and buy Mahrez now..... 😀

    8. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Cheers Rainy, Zaha looking cheap if Palace could find some attacking vibes!

    9. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Who is getting Alisson in?!
      Mane was the most likely to rise on FPLstats
      No expected Maddison rise either

    10. Skull And Gnomes 9 SCOTT TA…
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Cheers Rainy Days 🙂
      Always a pleasure sir.

    11. mixology
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Cheers rainy. Joel Ward at 4.5 with those fixtures... decent

    12. waldo666
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Cheers Rainy.

    13. Nuno
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      About to sell Jimenez now 🙂

    14. Crazygopher
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 26 days ago

      1-0 thank you rainy

    15. rainy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Matchday at last! Good luck to all of us price watchers 🙂

      1. FirMinaMiMo
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Gud luck folks atlast the fpl fever starts 🙂

      2. Skull And Gnomes 9 SCOTT TA…
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Yeah Baby Yeah! 🙂

      3. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more 🙂

    16. HMC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      How does Mane go from 80% to over 100% in the space of a few hours yet still doesn’t rise?

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

        Look down.

    17. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Hmmm... are they doctoring the price rises again

      Thought we’d at least have gotten Vardy, Maddison, Rico rises

      Fingers crossed they return today to get possible 0.2’s each next week

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

        “... are they doctoring the price rises again ...”. It’s an algorithm mate. :).

    18. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Maddison and Vardy have risen once already this gameweek, right? I don’t think fplstatisics have quite worked out the formula for the second rise threshold.

      Cheers Rainy!

  17. boroie
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Lascelles & Auba -> Trent & Firmino for a -4?

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Keep Auba for next 2
      Then sell

  18. slavkob
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Gone free hit for this gw

    Leno
    Sidibe, Soyuncu, Lundstram
    Sterling, Mane, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Maddison
    Jimenez, Vardy(c), Aubameyang

    Bench: Ryan, Williams, Ried, Elneny

    My regular team is

    Ryan, Button
    TAA, Tomori, Lundstram, Willems, Kelly
    Salah, Sterling, Martial, Tielemans, Traore
    Jimenez, Vardy, Abraham

    What are your thoughts about my team and my free hit gamble? Any transfer corrections, should I get TAA and downgrade someone? Thank you

    1. Royal5
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      See no reason to blow the FH on this.

    2. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Don't like the FH
      If you are doing it I think you need to captain a player you didn't have before too to make it worth it

    3. Tsparkes10
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 26 days ago

      A 343 for you would've been fine this week tbh

    4. sully29
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Don't get why you used the FH.

      Also if I was building a team for a single week, that team would have more players from whoever is facing Norwich.

      1. slavkob
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        I have Sidibe. Who would you suggest, Richsrlison is out of my budget replacing Ox or Maddison.

        1. sully29
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Richarlison would be the one. If you can't find a way to fit him in then never mind.

    5. knight_king2
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      we need people like you to boost up our ranks :p

  19. shawry
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Hi! Worth a save this week?

    Pope 4.0m

    TAA - Soy - Lund - Rico - Willems

    Salah - Mane(c) - Maddison - Mount - Cantwell

    Vardy(vc) - Tammy - Jimi

    Cheers

    1. Royal5
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Yup. Gtg

  20. boroie
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Captain

    A - Vardy (bri)
    B - Auba (SOU)

    1. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      B for me
      Vardy more likely to get one goal, but struggle to see more as Brighton away is not an easy fixture
      Auba probably more chance of blanking but equally more chance of hauling (2+ goals) toon IMO

      1. boroie
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Yeah hard to know which arsenal will turn up. I’ve had it on Auba all week so think I’ll stick with it and hope Southampton have another defensive nightmare.

        1. Sun Jihai
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Auba is the second most favourite to score this weekend too based on bookies odds (just behind Aguero)

  21. Nightf0x
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Which?

    A) mount -4 to richar & maybe ©️ him then next gw richar to puli
    B) lowton -4 to robbo

    1. Royal5
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      None.

  22. Carefree Crew
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Best £4.4m mid? Dendoncker v Hayden?
    Read that with Bennett returning Dendoncker may lose his place.
    Is Hayden nailed?

    1. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Nakamba

    2. Bojam
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Can’t say for sure obviously. But seems likely. Newcastle usually play with 3 CMs and I think Shelvey’s place is probably more at risk. Played with 2 - Hayden and Shelvey - in the last match but that might have been an enforced shift in formation due to injuries / suspensions.

      Donk is playing reverse OOP with Bennett and Boly out. When one returns his place looks at risk cos Wolves have shifted to a 3-4-3, so only room for two CMs and Neves & Moutinho are pretty nailed.

      Nakamba an alternative option but offers less going forwards than Hayden who chips in with the odd assist or goal.

    3. Carefree Crew
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Thanks very much both.
      Extra appreciation for Bojam for comprehensive response. Good luck boys. May your arrows be green!

    4. zøphar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      hayden could lose his place to the longstaffs and dendoncker doesn't really fit in a 3-4-3 with Bennett fit to play CB.

  23. Tsparkes10
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Dilva return hopefully doesn't mean KDB sits again. Looked v solid against pool with rodri holding and bernardo doing the box to box role

    1. mixology
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Have had armband on KBD all IB. Keeping

      1. DGW Sane TC Fail....
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Chelsea aren't very good at set pieces it could pay off 🙂

    2. Skull And Gnomes 9 SCOTT TA…
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      I wish I owned David this week, I feel all warm inside about him
      Like roasting chestnuts over an open fire on xmas day, reflecting off your grandmother's smiling false teeth...OK I'll stop now!

    3. Do I Not Like Orange
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      City can't afford to sit KDB with recent results & the state of the league table. They're cruising in the CL so should rest players there instead.

      1. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 26 days ago

        "sits" here means "sit deep", not "sit on the bench"

        I do see why it could be a bit confusing though

        1. Do I Not Like Orange
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Ah, fair enough. Same here then, have had KDB since 9.6 or so. Think he'll still prove value with that price either way with set pieces and assists.

    4. MaRooney 5
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      It would be absurd from Pep.
      They need to win and Chelsea is one of the best sides this season

    5. Nuno
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Wasn't there a stat saying KDB hadn't assisted in 9 games against Chelsea?

      1. Do I Not Like Orange
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Has scored against them in that time, though.

  24. jia you jia you
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Ok my DZ buddies, last chance to try to talk me into/out of something before I head away for the morning:

    Pope
    Taa / Robbo / Janmaat / Lundstram
    Mane / Ri(C)harlison / McGinn
    Kane / Vardy / Jimenez
    (Henderson, Mount, James, Rico)

    1. Tsparkes10
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 26 days ago

      I'm in love. Kane and rich could be hugeee. Mount in for Robo isn't a bad thing to have on the side either. Enjoy your captain haul 🙂

      1. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Cheers mate, yeah the benching headache is real so a Robbo rest ahead of BHA would be just dandy 🙂

    2. Skull And Gnomes 9 SCOTT TA…
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      I always knew you were a Fruitbat.

      1. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        been called a hell of a lot worse, fruitbat...like that one, cheers 🙂

        1. Skull And Gnomes 9 SCOTT TA…
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          I think you should move the arm band Jia
          You know it makes sense.

          1. jia you jia you
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            nah would look silly now after changing my username and all 😉

            1. Skull And Gnomes 9 SCOTT TA…
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 26 days ago

              Life is like a box of chocolates.

    3. Amey
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 26 days ago

      I'd play Mount/James ahead of Janmaat

      1. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        a real coin flip I feel mate but just have a feeling Janmaat will do well...been swapping and changing between Lundy/Janmaat/Mount as first sub for the past few days!

        1. Amey
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Lol
          Yes. That is tough choice. GL anyways bro.
          Good to see a punt in ©
          🙂

          1. jia you jia you
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            You too mate, hope Mo starts for you, GL!

            1. Amey
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 26 days ago

              Ha. Good to see you remember that
              Cheers mate.

              1. jia you jia you
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 26 days ago

                as long as you have a bench I wouldn't be worried as prob best he gets his rest and is 100% for BHA

                1. Amey
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 26 days ago

                  Great point.
                  He's probably my © next GW
                  Have Rico as a substitute

    4. Yank Revolution
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Think too much spent on Fs.

    5. Tambling5
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Presumably Rich to Madd/Tieleman next match. I have brought in Rich for the one game and captained him too. This is a triumph of hope over Rich experience, but he must play well, mustn't he......please......! Memo to self - sell him even if he does score a couple!

  25. MaRooney 5
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Digne (C)?

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 26 days ago

      😮
      Can be season defining punt
      Like it actually

      1. MaRooney 5
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        I'm tempted, and Digne has good underlying stats
        But maybe, just have him is differential enough

    2. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Pukki finally scores I reckon! Scored 3 goals in 2 games in the IB

      1. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        International form has no bearing on club form...cant stress this enough to managers that think it does!

    3. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      I love a differential cappo (put the armband on 19 different players last season) but captaining defenders has never worked out for me! But Norwich innit...GL

    4. Skull And Gnomes 9 SCOTT TA…
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Mods Is there a way you can check on this guy.
      Cheers!

      1. Skull And Gnomes 9 SCOTT TA…
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Bit Concerned!

    5. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Would rather TAA anyway as a defender captain punt

  26. Nuno
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Kane or Son?

    1. Bojam
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      For me, Kane. Less rotation risk, won’t be heading off to whatever Asian Cup thing is scheduled in a few weeks, on pens, etc. A firing Kane is gold. And 10.8m could be a bargain.

      1. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Son is not obliged to go to that

        1. Bojam
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          For sure?

          1. zøphar
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            yes its not on the fifa international calendar so will only see players from the K-league

            1. Bojam
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 26 days ago

              Interesting - thanks for that! Still think Kane is the better pick but Son could be a winner too. As you say, depends a lot on how Mourinho sets up.

          2. jia you jia you
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            as Zophar says yup, both could be good, I'm on Kane early so hope he smashes WHU 🙂

            1. Nuno
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 26 days ago

              Think that's the way I'm headed, 0.1 short on the double up.

              Captaining?

              1. jia you jia you
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 26 days ago

                I'd be tempted if I didn't own Richarlison...just fancy Norwich to concede a few again.

                1. Nuno
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 26 days ago

                  Fair enough, tinkered with that myself but stretched to the limits on funds now. Good luck!

              2. Bojam
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 26 days ago

                Yes (K)ane for me this week!

    2. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      depends on your team structure really I guess, both could be good in the short term if Jose gets his bounce!

    3. zøphar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      if previous Mourinho setups are anything to go by Son will be playing on the wing which will require him to track back a lot. So probably Kane but Alli could be the man

      1. Nuno
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        I shall wait and see on the rest of them. Kane and Gazza will do for now!

    4. Yank Revolution
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Sonshine

  27. Vimes (No Arsenal Players)
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Ryan
    Soyuncu/Lund/Tomori
    Salah/Sterling/KDB/Mount
    Vardy/Tammy/Wilson

    (Button/Guilbert/Pieters/Dendon)

    My 3-4-3 is looking like this this week (could play Guilbert against NEW instead of Tomori against City).
    I have 2FTs and 0ITB. The obvious moves are Salah + Wilson > Mane + Jimi leaving me half a mil to upgrade Pieters or Dendon on the bench next week.

    Any thoughts? I've only got an hour or so to make my decisions. Cheers lads!

    1. Do I Not Like Orange
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Do it.

    2. Bojam
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      I’d play Guilbert. City will score I’m sure. Chelsea might win but doubt very much they’ll keep a clean sheet.

      The transfers seem sensible. Depends on your rank though. Something less template might by be worthwhile if your OR is not good and you’re not adverse to taking some risks.

    3. Vimes (No Arsenal Players)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Thank you both so much for your thoughts. I'm OR 200,000 or so but competitive in my minil league and not ready to take any big swings just yet...

      1. Bojam
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Do those transfers then - good moves for free. GL!

  28. Gooner97
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Sell Wilson? If yes, to whom?

    1. Bojam
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      What’s the budget? And who do you already have?

      1. Gooner97
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        7.9max
        I do own Vardy and Tammy

        1. Bojam
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Jiménez is probably the sensible move in that price bracket. Ings has a run of really nice fixtures coming up and has been offering great value. Or maybe roll and consider restructuring to get Rashford, Firmino (if he starts delivering) or even Kane.

    2. zøphar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Jimenez. Might not pay off right away but Wolves probably qualify for the next stage by beating Braga next which should see Jimmy play every game in december

      1. Gooner97
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Don't you think will it backfire?

        1. Do I Not Like Orange
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          I also think Jimenez. Hold the move a week if you're worried about today's fixture, but he's much better option in the coming month.

        2. Nuno
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          I'm on wildcard and actually looking to take Jimenez out.
          Braga are the top team in the group, they beat us 1-0 at Molineux and now we have to go to their ground. If we don't pick up any points, then we might need to against Besiktas.
          I feel like Jimenez won't get rested in EL and Cutrone is a viable like for like replacement learning from the man himself.
          Plus tougher fixtures on the horizon.

        3. zøphar
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          it could potentially this week due to his international involvement. wilson's stats recently just have been so poor and hes failing the eye test too

      2. Amey
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Agreed
        Jimenez is the guy.

    3. Tsparkes10
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Mousseee

    4. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      I think Ings could be a good budget option and invest elsewhere
      3rd highest xG in the league over the last 6, just beating Mane!

  29. moment
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Got a tough decision this week: which one of the following do you leave on the bench?
    KDB Mane Pulisic Martial Maddison
    Vardy Tammy Jimenez

    Currently Tammy is getting splinters, but am I wrong?

    1. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Bloody hell you've given yourself a bit of a benching headache with that front 8!

      Pulisic or Abraham I guess. Pulisic maybe slightly higher risk of not starting/early sub due to the injury in the IB (but think he will ultimately start) but gets more points for goals.

      1. Sun Jihai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Or even Maddison as I think Brighton could be a 1 goal game and he is probably less likely to explode than the others you have?

    2. Do I Not Like Orange
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Throw a dart, any of them could punish you tbh. Wouldn't want such a strong front 8 other than for BB as that will give you benching headaches most weeks.

    3. Skull And Gnomes 9 SCOTT TA…
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      You don't bench a striker, that's rule 1 over never bench or captain Baines rule 2.
      I'm not answering you now for posting such Humbug.

    4. sully29
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Pulisic

    5. Bojam
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Proper benching headache that! For me, this gameweek, I think it would be between Martial (away at Sheff Utd with their mean defence), Pulisic (still some injury doubt) or Jiménez (back from the IB and could have his minutes managed). But honestly, very difficult to call.

      What does your defence look like to afford that mid/attack?

      1. Do I Not Like Orange
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Tbh that's a very attainable front 8 with the template defence when you don't have Sterling. That sort of weekly headache is the stuff of nightmares for me though, only just getting over benching the wrong defender every GW when I had 5 decent defenders.

      2. moment
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        TAA Tomori Legendstram playing, Rico and Lowton on the bench

        1. moment
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Correction now I realize the idiocy of my decision: TAA Lowton Legendstram playing, Rico, Tomori bench

  30. stupendous
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    All set yea?

    I'll wait to move on Connolly and Saka. Have 1 ft and wanna roll it.

    Pope
    Chilwell Soyuncu TAA Lundy
    Mane Sterling(c) KDB Mount
    Vardy(v) Abraham

    Heaton Montoya Saka Connolly