Scout Notes

Injury worry for Aguero’s owners as Sterling is frustrated by VAR call

Manchester City 2-1 Chelsea

  • Goals: Kevin De Bruyne (£10.2m), Riyad Mahrez (£8.3m) | N’Golo Kante (£5.0m)
  • Assists: Rodrigo (£5.4m) | Mateo Kovacic (£5.3m)
  • Bonus: Mahrez x3 Kovacic x2 Kante x1

Fantasy and reality declined to intertwine as Manchester City came from behind to defeat Chelsea.

Goals from Kevin De Bruyne (£10.2m) and Riyad Mahrez (£8.3m) kept City’s title defence the right side of possible, but the match was close to disastrous for most Fantasy managers.

Of the ten players on show with significant Fantasy Premier League (FPL) ownership figures, only De Bruyne (39.8%) delivered, although VAR was at its fractional worst when deciding a late Raheem Sterling (£12.0m) goal was offside.

That denied 33.4% of managers a first return from the England winger since Gameweek 10, but the 20% with Sergio Aguero (£11.9m) in their teams had it even worse.

The striker blanked for the fourth time in his last five games and then limped off after 76 minutes.

Coach Pep Guardiola was less than optimistic with his initial assessment of the injury, saying:

It doesn’t look good for Aguero. It’s muscular. The doctor said we will see tomorrow. I’ve no idea how long he will be out.

Rodrigo (£5.4m) and David Silva (£7.6m) also had to be replaced on Saturday, although Guardiola was considerably less worried about the pair and said:

For Rodri and Silva it is more tiredness and cramps. Rodri was out for a month and games like today are so demanding, but with determination and suffering in certain moments, we did it.

Aguero has lost more than half a million managers over the last six Gameweeks and is already the second-most-sold player ahead of next weekend’s trip to Newcastle United.

The injury problem aside, things could – and really should – have been rather different for the Argentinian on Saturday. He was gifted a superb chance when Chelsea keeper Kepa Arrizabalaga (£5.5m) passed the ball straight to him, but he could only hit the bar with the goal at his mercy.

It was the finish of a man way below his best; a man who scored eight goals in the first six Gameweeks of the season and has managed just the one since.

Small wonder that his ownership is on the wane, with Sterling’s similarly affected.

To call the midfielder ineffectual against Chelsea is almost too kind. He created no chances and his only shot of the game was then wiped off by VAR.

Yes, the offside decision was marginal. And yes, although it was technically the correct one, it was another example of VAR sucking the soul out of the game one measly millimetre at a time. But the goal, had it stood, would have been harsh on Chelsea and decidedly flattering for the otherwise anonymous Sterling.

He’s now blanked for three straight matches and with a triple header of Manchester United, Arsenal and Leicester City to come from Gameweeks 16 to 18, it’s no surprise that he’s currently the only player suffering more sales than Aguero.

City’s win was down to the industry of De Bruyne and the consistent threat of Mahrez.

The Belgian equalised when his shot deflected in off Kurt Zouma (£4.7m), a stroke of luck that turned a match that had been previously bossed by the visitors.

Mahrez’s winner capped a strong comeback by Guardiola’s men, the Algerian taking Rodrigo‘s (£5.4m) regulation pass out wide and weaving back inside before finding the bottom corner with his trusted left foot.

It was a goal enjoyed by only 3.5% of managers; a figure unlikely to shoot up any time soon unless the midfielder is given an extended run in the side. He’s started only six games this season and Saturday’s was his first since Gameweek 8, a fact almost certainly down to the one-match ban being served by Bernardo Silva (£7.9m).

Frank Lampard’s side allowed City just 46.74% of the ball – the lowest figure experienced by a Guardiola side in his 381 matches as a coach – and it was done thanks to a midfield three of Jorginho (£5.1m), N’Golo Kante (£5.0m) and Mateo Kovacic (£5.3m).

The selections meant a first match on the bench for the 32%-owned Mason Mount (£6.8m), but Lampard’s switch was more than justified when the latter pair combined for the opening goal.

Mount rightly caught the eye with his four goals and two assists from 12 straight starts this season, although his output had slowed to just one assist from the previous four Gameweeks heading into Saturday’s clash.

Kante, however, continues to surprise as an attacking force. He made consistent runs forward against City and was rewarded with a third goal of the campaign.

And before anyone shrugs and points out that Mount has 59 points to Kante’s 28, injuries have meant the Frenchman has only started five matches this season, and yet he’s scored in three of them.

Having played just 467 minutes so far – Mount has managed 1,054 – it seems inconceivable that Kante won’t now be given an extended run in the side if he can stay fit. His defensive attributes are world-renowned, but an attacking flair first unearthed by the much-maligned Maurizio Sarri could make him a bargain with one (or both) of Jorginho and Kovacic to hold the fort when he bursts forward.

Chelsea certainly have the fixtures to justify such a punt, with trips to Spurs and Arsenal the major tests to come over the next ten Gameweeks.

That should mean Tammy Abraham (£8.0m) keeps – or even extends – his game-leading 50.6% ownership in FPL despite a muted display at The Etihad which involved only two shots, neither of which were on target, and a mere two touches in the penalty area.

Similarly, Christian Pulisic (£7.4m) was lively enough to suggest his blank against City could well be the exception rather than the rule.

Of more concern to Fantasy managers will be the defensive shortcomings of both sides.

With Aymeric Laporte (£6.3m) still a way off a return from his knee injury, City’s defence continues to be a fragile beast, which is bad news for the 15.7% with Ederson (£6.0m) in their teams.

At least he played on Saturday. The 13% invested in Kyle Walker (£5.8m) saw their man benched, a move which didn’t stop City conceding for the third straight match.

Chelsea’s backline is considerably more generous, keeping just three clean sheets all season, although the 8.4%-owned Fikayo Tomori (£4.9m) was a post’s width away from a second goal of the campaign that would have offset his lack of consistent defensive returns.

Should Lampard decide that his new-look midfield three is the key to both control of possession and increased stability at the back, Mount could be the major casualty. Next weekend’s team sheet for the visit of West Ham United will tell us more.

Explaining his decision to bench Mount ahead of kick-off, Lampard said:

It’s nice problem to have. Mason has been so good for us. There will be areas of rotation.

What seems clear for now is that their display, albeit a losing one, at The Etihad and their fine fixtures to come mean Chelsea’s assets should remain attractive for a long while yet.

The same cannot be said for City’s stars.

The side has a brittle feel to it this season and although their game management against Chelsea was impressive enough, seeing out a match ticks few Fantasy boxes when clean sheet points are no longer at stake.

And the form and fitness of some of their key attacking personnel, when combined with the inevitable downside that is Pep Roulette, could make continued investment a costly affair.

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2,295 Comments Post a Comment
  1. ManUnitedComeBack
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    If you had to pick just one player from each of the following groups who would you go for up till GW18? Different positions in a group imply changes in formation.

    1) Aurier or Tomori or Soyuncu
    2) Pulisic or Maddison or D.Silva or Jimenez
    3) Jesus or Firmino or Lacazette or Rashford

    1. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 26 days ago

      tomori
      puli
      jesus

      1. EMBOLOFAN
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 26 days ago

        if kuns out till then

        1. ManUnitedComeBack
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Yup, only in that case. Waiting for scan results / midweek pressers

      2. ManUnitedComeBack
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Thanks 🙂

    2. thegaffer82
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Soy, Pulisic & Rash

      Though must say I don’t really like any of the last grouping. Jiminez, Abraham & Vardy all more appealing

      1. baps sniffer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        My choice^

        1. ManUnitedComeBack
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Thanks 🙂

      2. ManUnitedComeBack
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Thanks. I am not too keen on getting Jimenez as I already have Vardy and Abraham and feel going with Jimenez will make my team too template. So either looking to go up to one price point higher, or down to bench fodder and a 352.

    3. bigbudgie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Soy Pulisic Jesus (if Kun injured)

      1. ManUnitedComeBack
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Thanks. Yeah, a Kun injury is obviously bad in real life but might be good in FPL terms

    4. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Soy
      Puli
      Jim

    5. Drop the Dendoncker
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Soy, jimenez, firmino

  2. tokara
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Best 4.0 Williams/United now?

    1. thegaffer82
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      I’d be amazed if he’s still in the team once everybody is back from injury

      1. tokara
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Playing youngster is probably ole only chance of surviving the sack now

    2. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 26 days ago

      yeah but thought he was a liability today and unlikely to retain place

      1. baps sniffer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Best 4.0 def anyway imo

        1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Are there any others though?

  3. thegaffer82
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Pretty dissapointing that Utd score three and Martial got zilch for me.

    He’s got Villa next week for sure, then he’s out on his arse if he doesn’t deliver and Pulisic will come in.

    1. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 26 days ago

      im wondering if mount/puli will usually rotate on the left now kantes back

      1. thegaffer82
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        It’s possible I suppose. But I’d like to think that Mount isn’t competition for Pulisic on the left because it’s not Mounts preffered position by any stretch.

      2. Zico Senna
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Pretty sure pulisic has made that position his.

        1. EMBOLOFAN
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 26 days ago

          im less convinced, as lampard loves mount. maybe kova will be rotated instead

          1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            I think they all will be rotated during christmas

      3. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Real danger of that. Think only Kante and Jorg are nailed.

  4. Nightf0x
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    quick plz before mount price drop

    Ryan button
    Taa soy lund kelly lowton
    Mane kdb son dendonker mount
    Vardy tamy ings

    Which ?
    A) lowton to robo
    B) lowton mount -4 to puli/madison lovren or tielemans robo
    C) dendonker lowton -4 to puli 4.3 def.
    D) dendonker taa -4 to puli robo (exact 0.0)

    1. nerd_is_the_werd
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Probably B or D.

      • baps sniffer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        D

    2. nerd_is_the_werd
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Robertson or TAA?
        Price no limit..

        1. EMBOLOFAN
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 26 days ago

          taa

        2. bigbudgie
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          I'll always go TAA because he's just a better footballer

      • Zico Senna
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Last question for the night guys. Team is:

        Pope
        Soy - TAA - Lund
        Mount - Mane - KDB - Salah - Tielemans
        Vardy - Abraham
        ___________________________________
        Button: Tomori: Rico: Connolly

        Right, i want Son + Pulisic, but on the fence about losing Salah to aid it, so...........which option would you go with here?

        A) If i LOSE Salah:
        Salah + Mount >> Son + Pulisic (-4)

        B) If i KEEP Salah:
        KDB + Mount + Tomori >> Son + Pulisic + Taylor/4.2 DEF (-8)

        Sidenote: 21 people in my ML, nobody has a Mane Salah double up, which is probably why they're above me 🙂
        Hardly anyone owns Son or Pulisic either yet.

        Just some help on making a decision between A or B please gents.

        Eurghhh, after all that, just lose Salah? help lol 🙂

        1. EMBOLOFAN
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 26 days ago

          neither, but A of those

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

            Cheers bud, yeah it's a tough one, it's tough losing Salah but there's no doubt he's striggling at the moment, and nobody in my ML to play catch up by not having him, if anything i'd be making ground with a low oned Son and Pulisic.

        2. thegaffer82
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          A)

          You’ve got Mané at least and Salah is not as appealing with this ankle problem he can’t seem to shake.

          Son & Pulisic very appealing fantasy options I’d say

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

            Thanks mate appreciate the response.
            Yeah true, and even though as much as i'd like to think he'll haul, next game, i can't delude myself to him not struggling because he is, and will probably take two games back to score well anyway after this bit of a lay off. Him just playing anyway creates more opportunity for Mane.
            Badly want Son and Puli, may just do that then.

      • DNFPL
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Eyeing up this can’t lie...

          TAA, Mount, Sterling, Deulofeu > Pereira, Moura, Pulisic, Kane (C) -8

          1. EMBOLOFAN
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 26 days ago

            id rather have the first 4

            1. bigbudgie
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              same

          2. Zico Senna
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            hella risky that, we don;t know where Moura will be settled in yet in that Spurs side either, and i'd like to see more from Kane.

            1. DNFPL
                2 months, 26 days ago

                TAA- is still a good option but Pereira will outscore him I feel.
                Mount- Pulisic more likely to start and Mount more likely rotated with Kante coming back
                Sterling- waste of 12m
                Deulofeu- decent but I’ve got his 2G 1A already so I can take that and run.

                Kane will have a resurgence.

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

                  TAA has the potential to really start churning out scores now, hope it happens.
                  The mount pulisic i agree on.
                  Couldn't agree more with Sterling, complete utter waste, as many on here will tell you how i feel on him lol.
                  Kane i'd have any day over Duelo.

                  Y know what, toucé sir, good moves lol
                  In isolation, they work, but for -8, even still maybe yeah.

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

                    I just don't like losing TAA part

                    1. DNFPL
                        2 months, 26 days ago

                        Thanks mate glad I convince you.

                        I could get Lovren instead to cover the ‘potential’ cleansheets.

                        Honestly though Leicester defenders looking so valuable that they’re looking set and forget over this festive run.

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

                          Lovren could be a step too far there, i’d even say look elsewhere and abandon pool defence if it was a choice between Lovren and other defenders, but i agree about the Leicester defence, looking extremely good value.

              • baps sniffer
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 26 days ago

                Class: Season killer idea. Go to bed immediately!

                1. DNFPL
                    2 months, 26 days ago

                    You think?

              • Chandler Bing
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 26 days ago

                Which is a better move? Won't be affecting my captain picks for the next 4-5 GWs.

                A. Mount -> Pulisic
                B. Mount + TAA -> Son and Aurier (-4)

                1. EMBOLOFAN
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  definitely not b

                2. baps sniffer
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  Easy A

                3. waldo666
                  • 9 Years
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  C. Save FT

                4. Pat Bonner
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  A out of those. Losing taa for a hit is not good with those fixtures

              • yalala
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 26 days ago

                Auba to Kane?

                1. baps sniffer
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  Not when Norwich is next fixture

              • rainy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • Has Moderation Rights
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 26 days ago

                Price Changes - 25th November 2019

                🔺  Söyüncü (5.0), Maddison (7.6)

                🔻  Guendouzi (4.6), Hudson-Odoi (5.7), Pukki (6.6), Yoshida (4.3), Brewster (4.3)

                1. waldo666
                  • 9 Years
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  Cheers Rainy.

                2. Zico Senna
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  Cheers Rainy!
                  Soy 😉

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

                  Cheers Raindog...nothing for me here!

                4. Pat Bonner
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  Cheers rainy

                5. SH
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  One more day to decide on Diop's replacement! Cheers!

                6. Tsparkes10
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  CHO you bummer. Ty 🙂

                7. fcsaltyballs
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  SOY sauce, love it!

                  Ta Raindawg

                8. Cruyff's Eleven
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  Cheers.

                  Who said Pulisic up, Mount down was due today? Dûh....

                9. Skid Vicious (wonkee)
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  Cheers Rainy. No glory or loss for me.

                10. NABIL - Gettin' Siggy …
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  Thanks rainy.
                  2-0 here sweet

                11. Twisted Saltergater
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  Poor Pukki. Assist vs Everton and still falling.

                12. Daniel S.
                  • 10 Years
                  2 months, 25 days ago

                  1 up 1 down

              • jia you jia you
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 26 days ago

                Mane, Kane & Vardy all looking great captaincy options for GW14!

                1. nerd_is_the_werd
                    2 months, 26 days ago

                    There's also Abraham/Pulisic, De Bruyne, Salah and Son.

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

                      was considering my team (also own Pulisic though)...should be a good captaincy spread!

                  • Would Ed Woodward
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 26 days ago

                    Bet I still manage to get a blank.

                  • bigbudgie
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 26 days ago

                    What could go wrong!

                2. rdpx
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  Who is the essential third striker for me if I've got Vardy and Abraham?

                  Price no object.

                  Lacazette?
                  Kane?
                  Jiminy?
                  Auba?

                  1. DNFPL
                      2 months, 26 days ago

                      I’m going with Kane. I think everyone has forgot how good he was when Poch came in.

                      He already looked energised at the weekend, he’s back for sure. Bou(H) and Bur(H) in next 3 are amazing. He’s a proper differential too.

                    • Pat Bonner
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      2 months, 26 days ago

                      Maybe kane our of those but Jimenez fixtures look nice over next 5 so don’t let the price difference put you off

                    • Mané money
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 26 days ago

                      Stay away from Auba. Owning him was frustrating as hell and I felt so relieved selling him!

                      1. baggs
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        2 months, 26 days ago

                        i second that

                      2. Johan Queef
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        2 months, 26 days ago

                        I third that!

                      3. Skid Vicious (wonkee)
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        2 months, 26 days ago

                        I ditto that too. Just rid of Auba. Feels right. Got Jimmy and Son for McGinn and that Auba guy

                    • nerd_is_the_werd
                        2 months, 26 days ago

                        I would consider Rashford tbh (non-owner).
                        Most logical would be Aubameyang - but Arsenal look terrible.
                        Jimenez is decent for price, Kane could be worth it if he turns up and Lacazette is in the same boat as Aubameyang.

                      • jia you jia you
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        2 months, 26 days ago

                        I'm currently on Kane / Vardy / Jimenez and very happy with that for now 🙂
                        In your case I'd get on board the Kane train and hope he delivers!

                      • rdpx
                        • 8 Years
                        2 months, 26 days ago

                        I'm now thinking Jiminez and Son for -4

                        (Traoré/Kun out)

                      • bigbudgie
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        2 months, 26 days ago

                        I have Rashford 4 goals 2 assists in the last 5, looks back to his best. Only problem, like Auba/Laca - he plays for United

                        1. Van La Parranormal
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 4 Years
                          2 months, 26 days ago

                          Laca and Auba play for united?
                          Conspiracy theories...

                    • Pat Bonner
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      2 months, 26 days ago

                      Poor season but quite like my team so not sure where it’s going wrong! Any thoughts on best move? 1ft and 1.8m in the bank

                      Pope button
                      Soyuncu taa Tomori Lundstram rico
                      Sterling mane mount Mcginn Maddison
                      Abraham Vardy connelly

                      Thinking one of these:
                      A sterling to son/salah(if looking decent midweek)
                      B mount to Pulisic
                      C connelly to Mousset
                      D anything else?

                      1. DNFPL
                          2 months, 26 days ago

                          All just a bit boring.

                          If I was chasing I’d get on 2 of Kane/Moura/Son

                          1. Pat Bonner
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 8 Years
                            2 months, 26 days ago

                            Loads of time to gain ground and been in this position before and usually do ok. Spurs double up the most exciting it gets!?

                            1. DNFPL
                                2 months, 26 days ago

                                All low owned so yes! Will do wonders owning one let alone two.

                                Of course that’s my opinion.

                                Your main issue is your differentials... I only see McGinn who you’re really going to benefit from if he hauls.

                                1. Pat Bonner
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 8 Years
                                  2 months, 26 days ago

                                  Fair enough but what I’m saying is it’s too early just to bring in differentials as I’m having a poor season. Not convinced with kane or Moura but have suggested son for sterling. If I was punting I’d go something like Zaha and Ings

                                  1. DNFPL
                                      2 months, 26 days ago

                                      I disagree with your logic completely.

                                      Your team has many players owned by most of the top 100K. Those Spurs assets won’t be at all.

                                      Surely you fancy Spurs over Palace/Saints assets no?

                            2. mixology
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 7 Years
                              2 months, 26 days ago

                              team does look solid

                              hmm I'd do D) Mcginn to pulisic as villa's fixtures turn after tomorrow

                              1. Pat Bonner
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 8 Years
                                2 months, 26 days ago

                                Cheers. Got 3 Chelsea so needs to be sideways move to get Pulisic

                            3. Domo
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              2 months, 26 days ago

                              I like A if it is for Son.

                              Then C in later GW.

                              1. Pat Bonner
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 8 Years
                                2 months, 26 days ago

                                Cheers

                            4. Zico Senna
                              • 8 Years
                              2 months, 26 days ago

                              I'd definitely be doing A to maybe Son, and then upgrade either Mount or McGinn

                              1. Pat Bonner
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 8 Years
                                2 months, 26 days ago

                                Cheers, would leave me with loads of cash in the bank if I get son. Not sure what I’d do with it!! Def a weakness I have as hate having money in bank and always feel I should be using it

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

                                  Ahh i know what you mean but there’ll defo be places to use it, always good to have it to then pounce or look for areas that could do with strengthening

                          2. DS29
                              2 months, 26 days ago

                              1.Mount +Martial to kdb+Pulisic
                              2.Mount+Rico to kdb + Williams
                              Both for free
                              Thanks!

                              1. Pat Bonner
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 8 Years
                                2 months, 26 days ago

                                Keep martial for least one more. Maybe just mount to Pulisic

                                1. DS29
                                    2 months, 26 days ago

                                    The thing is I don't have any city cover

                                    1. Pat Bonner
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 8 Years
                                      2 months, 26 days ago

                                      Is that really that bad? Not really firing just now

                              2. seewhyaxe
                                • 3 Years
                                2 months, 26 days ago

                                phew, thank goodness only dropped 4K places without owning Vardy.

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

                                  McGinn's 21 pointer tonight will see you drop another 1 or 2k 😉

                                2. Johan Queef
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 5 Years
                                  2 months, 26 days ago

                                  I managed to cling on for another week too!

                              3. Somar
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 3 Years
                                2 months, 26 days ago

                                Does anyone know if we can join both the members and the public FFS cup? Cheers!

                                1. TorresMagic™
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • Has Moderation Rights
                                  • 10 Years
                                  2 months, 26 days ago

                                  Yes, 2 different entry forms

                              4. tyron
                                • 4 Years
                                2 months, 26 days ago

                                Really haven't been having a good one this season... it may actually be my worst ever start. More than a third of the season is gone and I already feel like I have fallen too far behind. This honestly depresses me... but anyway moving forward hoping for consistent green arrows

                                heaton
                                Taa lunds tomori (rico lowton)
                                Salah kdb maddison Pulisic (cantwell)
                                Vardy tammy jiminez

                                A - save
                                B - lowton to soy
                                Surely this deserves a green arrow

                                1. tyron
                                  • 4 Years
                                  2 months, 26 days ago

                                  On 633.. and 100 behind ml rivals. I am legit depressed and feel like I need miracles

                              5. mixology
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 7 Years
                                2 months, 26 days ago

                                Starting to feel that come the end of the season- I'm going to wonder why I didn't just captain Vardy nearly every week. A bit like 2 seasons ago with Salah. I mean, he's just on fire. They both started the season (Salah in 17/18 at 9 million). Is it the price tag?

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

                                  will you put the armband on him v EVE? ....another haul looking very likely!

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

                                    I probably won’t lol. That’s the thing...it’s on Mané atm

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

                                      yeah, Mane or Kane for me but also feel I'm ignoring Vardy at my peril 😉

                              6. Zico Senna
                                • 8 Years
                                2 months, 26 days ago

                                Terrible start to the season overall, but in last two GW's moved from 2.1m to 1.1m, gotta be happy with that surely?
                                Just shows how quick this game can turn doesn't it.

                                1. We Will Klopp you
                                  • 3 Years
                                  2 months, 26 days ago

                                  Yh, similar for me re the poor start, plenty of time left + Chips for it to turn around

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

                                    Definitely, chips will make all the difference later down the line with a lot of high rankers already using there’s

                                2. Pat Bonner
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 8 Years
                                  2 months, 26 days ago

                                  Well played. I’m similar rank and not moved much for few weeks...very frustrating! Think it’s really tight so couple of good gws and could be close to top 100k

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

                                    Cheers matey, sometimes it can feel less of an achievement because it’s higher up, but this season has been a slog for many and to move that much ground i have to be pleased with that.
                                    It is very tight still, like you say if you’re at a similar rank, 2 good GW’s on the bounce and we’re right bk up there 😉

                                    1. Pat Bonner
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 8 Years
                                      2 months, 26 days ago

                                      Just waiting for that big gw!! Always think it’ll happen next week....let’s hope I’m not saying that in gw37

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

                                  1m places in 2 GWs wow, WP mate!

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

                                    team link out of curiousity?

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

                                      Yeah sure, close your eyes for points hits though, i play aggressively, always have lol
                                      https://fantasy.premierleague.com/entry/90005/history

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

                                        4,4,12,4,8,4 is my hits record in past 6 GWs so you're in good company so lol

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

                                          Haha! Noice 😉 it’s more exciting to play that way sure, i do wish i had a little more conservative’ness about it, and i started the season off like that, but then quickly realised no, i need to play how i always have done and suits my style.

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

                                            plus I've taken a hit already this week 🙂

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

                                              same, I planned to try the other approach this season but it didnt work out so reverted to type...the season I finshed in the top 5k I took 88 points worth of hits btw!

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

                                                Hehe i’m always taking early hits, seems to be working of late. Oh wow! Finishing that high after that amount of hits is awesome! Definitely worth it and seems our similar style of play works for us 🙂

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

                                                  I'd have been well outside the 1m mark if I'd sat on my hands and not took those 8 & 12 point hits to sort out my team. Hopefully I can get into the nice but elusive position of saving an FT next week 🙂

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

                                                    For sure, see hits are good thing haha! If i’d of carried on being conservative i’d probably be in the 3m mark by now haha!
                                                    I’m hoping to be saving a FT next week as well, always a great time to do it when the games come as quick as they do over this period.

                                  2. Zico Senna
                                    • 8 Years
                                    2 months, 26 days ago

                                    Cheers Jia mate! Yeah like i say above, can often feel like less of an achievement being that high up, but, has been a difficult start, but feel with this quick and fast run of games now it can all turn even better very quickly 🙂

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

                                      the double Vardy captaincy is what separated you from the pack...nice one!

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

                                        Definitely, cheers mate. I was almost gonna go with Mane, but had to keep it on the man on fire Vardy, was even more delighted when i seen i was only one of three in ML to do so again, between him and Mane again for next GW haha!

                                4. nerd_is_the_werd
                                    2 months, 26 days ago

                                    It only takes a couple of good game weeks for the season to turn around..

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

                                      It sure does matey, hoping to really puch on now with these games coming thick & fast, hope we all do 🙂

                                  • baggs
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 9 Years
                                    2 months, 26 days ago

                                    im on 400k which is terrible but im ok with how things are going oddly. only two red arrows all season and with only one hit im moving up the rankings by about 100k every week. if i keep that up i'll be in first place by GW18!

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

                                      400k isn’t going terribly at all imo! Can swiftly switch up from there for sure! Haha well yeah that’s great! Take a couple risks and moves in isolation and this is the time where rank can change so fast 🙂

                                5. We Will Klopp you
                                  • 3 Years
                                  2 months, 26 days ago

                                  A bit conflicted this week with me wanting son and still not being 100% convinced on martial and Tielemans. Best option from these?

                                  A) KDB to Son
                                  B) Pereira and Martial to Son and Taylor - 4 (Trent Robbo Lundy starting defence)
                                  C) Hold and reassess with more info

                                  1. Pat Bonner
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 8 Years
                                    2 months, 26 days ago

                                    I’d probably do A but safe option is to save

                                    1. We Will Klopp you
                                      • 3 Years
                                      2 months, 26 days ago

                                      Cheers

                                  2. The Units
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 9 Years
                                    2 months, 26 days ago

                                    B looks good as you have heaps in def.

                                  3. baggs
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 9 Years
                                    2 months, 26 days ago

                                    hold no reason to do either of those moves

                                6. SiSenor
                                    2 months, 26 days ago

                                    I think for the first time in years I have two free transfers but have nothing to change, very happy with my team and fixtures.

                                    Pope
                                    TAA / Soyuncu / Tomori
                                    Mane / KDB / Son / Mount
                                    Abraham / Jimenez / Vardy

                                    (Button / Lundstram / Rico / Cantwell)

                                    2FTs
                                    0.1itb

                                    Would you change anything?

                                    1. We Will Klopp you
                                      • 3 Years
                                      2 months, 26 days ago

                                      Can you afford tomori to aurier? Only suggestion I can think of, your team is in great shape

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

                                      weird spot, only one would be Pope imo with just 0.1itb but he has a good fixture

                                    3. Pat Bonner
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 8 Years
                                      2 months, 26 days ago

                                      Nice team. Nothing obvious there so don’t feel u have to use the transfer! Mount might be worth changing but can’t see anything in that price range worth it

                                    4. Waynoo
                                      • 6 Years
                                      2 months, 26 days ago

                                      Mount likely to be rotated a lot now

                                    5. DNFPL
                                        2 months, 26 days ago

                                        With 2FT it’s a great way to get ahead of the curve!

                                        But I can’t see any moves worth doing! You’ve got Son anyway which is a bonus.

                                      • pingissimus
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 1 Year
                                        2 months, 26 days ago

                                        Mount to Pérez

                                      • baggs
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 9 Years
                                        2 months, 26 days ago

                                        thats the perfect template

                                        mounts on decline, cantwell also.

                                        mount to tielemans perhaps

                                      • Ynwalfc
                                        • 3 Years
                                        2 months, 26 days ago

                                        Mount to Pulisic if you can

                                    6. kyrgios
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 4 Years
                                      2 months, 26 days ago

                                      Would you play Lundstram next GW with this team?

                                      Pope
                                      Soy Aurier TAA
                                      Tielemans Salah Son KDB
                                      Abraham Jimenez Vardy

                                      4m - Lundstram Cantwell Rico

                                      Cheers

                                      1. Pat Bonner
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 8 Years
                                        2 months, 26 days ago

                                        Always a risk to bench Lundstram but think it’s probably the right move here. Nice team

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

                                        nah, you have it correct imo, very nice team

                                      3. pingissimus
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 1 Year
                                        2 months, 26 days ago

                                        Lund over Aurier every day of the week.

                                      4. DNFPL
                                          2 months, 26 days ago

                                          You’ll probably kick yourself if Aurier did nothing and Lundstram hauled...

                                          But it’s a toss of a coin decision mate.

                                      5. jia you jia you
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 3 Years
                                        2 months, 26 days ago

                                        Burnley in 7th above Arsenal, United & Spurs...Dyche going quietly about his business as usual, what a job he is doing with that club!

                                        1. Pat Bonner
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 8 Years
                                          2 months, 26 days ago

                                          Man U spurs and arsenal having awful seasons but nice to see sheff Utd Wolves and Burnley up there (and Leicester but not too big a surprise)

                                        2. DNFPL
                                            2 months, 26 days ago

                                            Don’t think Burnley have been that good just the usual top 8 have been woeful...

                                            United, Arsenal, Spurs, Everton, West Ham etc

                                            1. pingissimus
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • 1 Year
                                              2 months, 26 days ago

                                              Quite

                                              They’re also due a fixture turn and could be down in 16/17th very quickly.

                                              More interesting is Wolves who are in 5th despite EL

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

                                                Burnley would be fighting relegation in most of the past few season and probably would have been under other managers...he's doing a remarkable job regardless of how poorly some of the bigger clubs are doing this season.

                                                1. pingissimus
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  • 1 Year
                                                  2 months, 26 days ago

                                                  He’s done well but they finished on 40 points in 16th last time. Suspect the same sort of finish again

                                                  Don’t really see them as outsiders in a league where Brighton and 3 promoted teams are around. Bournemouth and Palace are hardly titans either

                                          • baggs
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 9 Years
                                            2 months, 26 days ago

                                            yeah good to see Sean is a solid performer

                                        3. fcsaltyballs
                                          • 4 Years
                                          2 months, 26 days ago

                                          Should I be making any changes here:

                                          Pope
                                          TAA Lundstram Soyuncu Chilwell
                                          Mane KDB Sterling Mount
                                          Vardy Abraham

                                          Button Rico Dendoncker Greenwood

                                          1 FT, 0.3 itb

                                          Thanks.

                                          1. Pat Bonner
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 8 Years
                                            2 months, 26 days ago

                                            Sterling not doing it just now the main thing. I’m tempted to hold but he’s just not on form so maybe son or even salah could be a nice move

                                          2. DNFPL
                                              2 months, 26 days ago

                                              Love the Leicester double up! Perhaps Son + Pulisic in for Sterling + Mount if you can afford!

                                            • Ynwalfc
                                              • 3 Years
                                              2 months, 26 days ago

                                              Sterling to Son

                                          3. Ynwalfc
                                            • 3 Years
                                            2 months, 26 days ago

                                            Pope
                                            Pereira,Lundstram,Aurier
                                            Mane,KDB,Pulisic,Maddison
                                            Vardy(C),Jiménez,Abraham

                                            Subs Button,MCGinn,Tomori,Kelly

                                            Thinking of maybe Switching Lundstram and Tomori.GTG? Thanks guys

                                            1. Pat Bonner
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • 8 Years
                                              2 months, 26 days ago

                                              Looks great. Tough to bench Tomori, but can see why you have

                                              1. Ynwalfc
                                                • 3 Years
                                                2 months, 26 days ago

                                                Thanks,I’ll probably flip a coin but Lundstram looks good going forward and was unlucky not to score against utd

                                          4. The Man Pastore
                                            • 5 Years
                                            2 months, 26 days ago

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

                                            2FT / 1.9ITB

                                            What would you do here?

                                            Wilson + Lowton --> Mousset + Robbo this week and Mount --> Pulisic next week?

                                            1. baggs
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • 9 Years
                                              2 months, 26 days ago

                                              yeah i like those changes

                                            2. Tsparkes10
                                              • 1 Year
                                              2 months, 26 days ago

                                              Oui

                                          5. baggs
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 9 Years
                                            2 months, 26 days ago

                                            auba, cantwell, yarmo -> maddison, mousset, son (-4)

                                            ive been looking at this since the IB. mousset matching auba this week has solidified my thinking, but should i do it now? i'll have .1 to spare so a couple of price changes could price me out.

                                            And do i need to do cantwell -> Son for the -4 on top?

                                            pope
                                            TAA - soy - lundstram - guilbert - rico
                                            mane - KDB - james - cantwell - yarmo
                                            vardy - tammy - auba

                                            2FT
                                            0.8ITB

                                            1. Tsparkes10
                                              • 1 Year
                                              2 months, 26 days ago

                                              For sure. All corresponding ins match the outs next 4 gws atleast

                                              1. baggs
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                • 9 Years
                                                2 months, 26 days ago

                                                could do cantwell to pulisic (instead of son) and keep 2.4m itb

                                          6. Tsparkes10
                                            • 1 Year
                                            2 months, 26 days ago

                                            Martial, Connolly, Tierney, CHO to Son, Mousset, Kelly, Dendo is mad for a - 8 right?

                                            Only thing really putting me off is Martials villa fixture

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

                                              Just read that aloud to yourself 😉

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

                                                Mousset, Kelly and Dendoncker in as part of a -8 is ridiculous mate

                                            2. The Man Pastore
                                              • 5 Years
                                              2 months, 26 days ago

                                              Yeah, -8pts is too much

                                            3. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
                                              • 10 Years
                                              2 months, 26 days ago

                                              If you keep them for a good while it could work out. Depends on your style of play. If it is out of character for you - you might want to consider that the the 3-3 draw earlier pushed you over the edge? 😀

                                            4. baggs
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • 9 Years
                                              2 months, 26 days ago

                                              thats the only thing?!
                                              😀

                                          7. jia you jia you
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 3 Years
                                            2 months, 26 days ago

                                            Pope + Henderson owners, whats the plan...hold tight of sell Pope after Palace to free up some funds?

                                            1. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
                                              • 10 Years
                                              2 months, 26 days ago

                                              I just had pope had a glance at the fixtures - but pope is a save point monster - so difficult fixtures probably suit him.

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

                                                True but after Palace it becomes more difficult choosing which keeper of the two to start considering SHU's good fixture run!

                                            2. pingissimus
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • 1 Year
                                              2 months, 26 days ago

                                              It’s Pope to Guiata here. I’ve been banging on about Palace cs record with him in goal for so long I feel it’s my duty.

                                              May give Pope the City fixture for save points!

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

                                                he's a very underrated keeper irl

                                            3. baggs
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • 9 Years
                                              2 months, 26 days ago

                                              i only have one keeper and i dont even think about it now.

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

                                                I want to go back to that situation also, I rarely have two playing keepers so will likely stick with my plan and get rid of Pope when I have the spare FT.

                                          8. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
                                            • 10 Years
                                            2 months, 26 days ago

                                            I am curious as to what Aubameyang owners are going to do

                                            1) Sell for who?
                                            2) Keep and wait it out for the long haul?
                                            3) Three more gameweeks and he's aubame - gone?

                                            I have him myself and he has not done much considering his price fixtures etc.
                                            There is of course the option to downgrade to Jimenez, who is ticking along nicely or Vardy if you don't have him.

                                            But I have Vardy already and Abaham.
                                            The way my team is structured the straight swap to Kane in few weeks seems like the obvious move - for the humble one's effect.

                                            There are obviously plenty of other options given Aubameyang's price.

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

                                              Easy swap for Kane mate, Arsenal are in a proper mess!

                                              1. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
                                                • 10 Years
                                                2 months, 26 days ago

                                                I can't believe how bad they are going stupidly I ended up with four arsenal defenders in the sky game about a month ago.
                                                A few got goals and assists but I don't think they know what a clean sheet is.

                                                I will have to wait on the Kane move already did transfers this week. I am giving Aubameyang max three more games then he is gone that is my plan.

                                            2. baggs
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • 9 Years
                                              2 months, 26 days ago

                                              sold for mousset. just did it. freed up 6m! boom gonski

                                              1. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
                                                • 10 Years
                                                2 months, 26 days ago

                                                I just looked at that he is only 5m has to be the best value player in the game after Lundstrum?
                                                If I get Mousset then I could easily upgrade my 4.4m mid to Son with change to spare - would improve overall squad strength.

                                                1. baggs
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  • 9 Years
                                                  2 months, 26 days ago

                                                  sutd are top of the attacking ticker over the next 6