Scout Notes

Jimenez’s fine FPL form backed up by strong underlying stats

Bournemouth 1-2 Wolverhampton Wanderers

  • Goals: Steve Cook (£5.0m) | Joao Moutinho (£5.3m), Raul Jimenez (£7.4m)
  • Assists: Ryan Fraser (£7.0m) | Diogo Jota (£6.1m), Adama Traore (£5.2m)
  • Bonus: Moutinho x3, S. Cook x2, Jimenez x1

Wolves moved up to fifth in the league with a hard-fought win over ten-man Bournemouth.

The victory was secured by the match’s most popular player in Fantasy Premier League (FPL), the 15.3%-owned Raul Jimenez (£7.4m).

The Mexico international scored for the third straight Gameweek – and for the fourth time in his last five starts – when he sweetly finished an Adama Traore (£5.2m) cross from close range.

That doubled the lead given to Wolves by Joao Moutinho‘s (£5.3m) free-kick, a cross-cum-shot from an angle on the left flank, awarded following a foul on Diogo Jota (£6.1m) by Simon Francis (£4.4m).

The defender, making his first start since Boxing Day last year, was booked for the offence and lasted a mere 16 minutes more before getting a second yellow card.

Two goals, and one man, down, Bournemouth refused to capitulate.

Instead, they produced a stirring second-half display during which Steve Cook (£5.0m) reduced the deficit with a header from Ryan Fraser‘s (£7.0m) corner and Nathan Ake (£5.1m) came close to earning an unlikely point.

That again underlined Wolves’ defensive shortcomings.

A side unbeaten since Gameweek 5 has kept only three clean sheets all season and none for five straight matches now – a run that has left goalkeeper Rui Patricio‘s (£5.2m) 12.2% ownership living off scraps and kept interest in other members of that backline to a bare minimum.

Purchases are unlikely to increase any time soon. Next up is a tough home match with away day kings Sheffield United and, after rather more palatable fixtures involving West Ham and Brighton, Wolves will have to face Spurs, Manchester City and Liverpool during the busy festive period.

That could finally wear down the otherwise astonishing Jimenez.

The striker has now featured in 23 games for Wolves this season, 21 of which have been as a starter, and that doesn’t even factor in his trips back to Mexico for international duty – a workload that would make even Prince Andrew break into a sweat.

For context, the forward directly ahead of him in FPL’s standings, Sergio Aguero (£11.9m), has played just 16 times, four of which have been as a substitute.

Jimenez has been the gift that keeps on giving for manager Nuno Espirito Santo. Christmas, ironically, might well be the time when something has to give.

His ownership is now back past the million mark for the first time since Gameweek 4 and is on the rise again ahead of that Sheffield United fixture, with Jimenez currently the third most popular acquisition for Gameweek 14. When it comes to giving him a much-needed rest, who blinks first out of Nuno and his Fantasy counterparts could be an important moment in many an FPL season.

Pinpointing consistent scorers among Wolves’ other attackers is a trickier proposition.

Jimenez is a full 17 points clear of the team’s next-best performer (Patricio, on 51 points), with Traore, the closest outfield player, a full 20 points off the pace.

The improving winger did at least provide a second straight assist on Saturday, and he earned plenty of post-match praise from his manager.

Santo said:

He’s a very important player, like all the players. The idea is to create versatile players, that can adjust, we have a small squad so we need all of the momentum that the players must have. Now Adama is doing well, but I insist he has a lot of things to improve. It’s exceptional the way he helps the team, it’s not only the offensive work that he does, the defensive in keeping the shape and pressing, it’s amazing.

Amazing would seem rather more appropriate for Jimenez, for while it is overstating it to say that Wolves are a one-man team, the striker has been directly involved in eight goals this season – very nearly half of the side’s total of 18.

Fellow striker Jota’s assist on Saturday was his first return since Gameweek 6, although he was denied one goal by an offside decision and probably should have had another on the break but shot too close to keeper Aaron Ramsdale (£4.7m).

Finding any kind of reliability in Bournemouth’s ranks is much, much harder.

A run of three straight clean sheets from Gameweek 9 suggested some newly-found steel in the Cherries’ backline, but those shut-outs are the only ones they’ve managed this season and a nasty little run of fixtures now awaits.

Eddie Howe’s side will face Spurs, Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal over the next six Gameweeks and the other two matches – away at Crystal Palace and home to an in-form Burnley – are not exactly pushovers either.

The 14.2% of managers who own Diego Rico (£4.3m) might stick by their man due to his low cost and potential for attacking returns, but the 14.8% with Ake in their squads could be forgiven for cutting and running sooner rather than later.

Further up the pitch, Fraser made it back-to-back assists to suggest he might be getting closer to the player who scored seven goals and set up a further 14 last season, while the jury has to remain out on four-goal Harry Wilson (£6.0m) as he was one of two players sacrificed at half-time when Howe reorganised his troops in the wake of Francis’s dismissal.

Two players definitely shedding owners ahead of that tough run to come are the injured Josh King (£6.3m) and his strike partner Callum Wilson (£7.7m).

The latter defied the stats to produce attacking returns for the first seven Gameweeks of the season, but the numbers have come back to bite him big time since then.

Wilson has now blanked for six straight matches and it’s not hard to work out why. He’s had only seven attempts over that barren period – six defenders have managed more – and he’s lost more than a third of his ownership in the last four Gameweeks as a result.

Bournemouth have scored just three times in six matches and Arsenal’s almost comically generous defence looks like the only one in bad enough shape to help them address that issue over the next six.

With King out a for a little while, the Cherries may be down another striking option in Gameweek 14.

Howe said after full-time:

Ryan got a dead leg, he was very keen to carry on. We obviously didn’t want to take him off so he got through the game. Dominic Solanke injured his hamstring in the warm-up I think at half-time, so we couldn’t put Dominic on.

I’ve got no idea [how serious Solanke’s injury is]. I only heard about it at half-time, that he just felt his hamstring kicking a ball so I need to see what the situation is.

He’s done so well as well lately in training, looked really good – probably the most impressive he’s been since he’s signed for us and now it looks like we could lose him.

All in all, investment in Cherries’ assets anywhere on the pitch looks like being an act of faith over reality at present, while Jimenez continues to be Wolves’ shining light despite the ever-growing risk of burn-out.

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828 Comments Post a Comment
  1. DA Minnion
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Son has trolled me every season when I get him in. Scores for fun when I don't have him, then disappears when I get him.
    P S.
    Got him in last night.

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Thanks for taking one for me 🙂

    2. NestorC
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Thanks. Was about to flip the coin for Son or Pulisic

    3. Basil1977
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Hazard was my troll so glad he moved to Real in the summer,

      This season it looks like Sterling is going to be my new troll, started the season with out him, got him in for all his blanks, shipped him out for the Liverpool game, now expecting him to sore for fun without Kun in the team.

      1. DA Minnion
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Perfect explanation of trollism.

    4. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Son will do well for you IMO

    5. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      I have 1 or 2 of those players every season.

      Sterling has been one of mine - got rid 2 GWs ago and I'm sure he will now go on a rampage.
      Martial is one I avoid after mega-trolling in previous years.

      I am also considering Son but I feel like I don't know enough about his performances under Mou to take the plunge - may mean I fall behind the pack though if this is a purple patch!

    6. Regin
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      i am gonna wait 1 or 2 weeks & then get him in if he & spurs show consistency

  2. Rains of Castamere
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    1FT and 3.1 ITB. Save a transfer or do KDB -----> Pulisic?

    Ryan
    Trent - VVD - Soyoncu - Lundstram
    Mane - Maddison - KDB - Son
    Vardy - Abraham

    (Cantwell, Kelly, Greenwood)

    1. Sailboats
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Save

    2. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Pulisic ... exciting

      1. Rains of Castamere
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Think I'm leaning that way. Great fixtures ahead and he's explosive.

    3. PlumaPiedra
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Why do you want rid of KDB?

      1. Rains of Castamere
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Not dying to get rid of him, but City fixtures are stiffening up a bit and Chelsea look full of goals at the moment with great fixtures ahead. I think I fancy Pulisic to outscore KDB over the next four.

  3. Pilgrim62
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Ings or Jimenez?

    1. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Jiménez

  4. Dacra
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Auba, Mount, KdB to Ings, Son, Mane for - 8?

    Maybe not..

    1. Sailboats
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      No way

    2. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Depends on the rest of your team, but getting in Son and Mane can't be bad.

    3. Ole Trafford
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      No losing KDB as part of a -8 seems crazy.

    4. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Won't loose those guys on hits

    5. Cheesyzoot
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Ings and Son seem too punty compared to KDB and Auba IMO

    6. Cheesyzoot
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Do we think Aguero being injured will affect KDB's points potential?

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Not really

        2. AuFeld
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          I don't think so. Jesus may improve on KDB's output because Aguero's output has been regressing.

          1. Cheesyzoot
              2 months, 1 day ago

              Interesting, so if you had the choice of doing KDB > Son for free this week would you do it or hold?

              1. The Dogs Love Leeds
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                That’s exactly what I’m considering, won’t do until Friday but as of now I think I might do it.

                1. Cheesyzoot
                    2 months, 1 day ago

                    Do you have any other City cover if you ditch KDB?

                    I wouldn't if i made the switch

                2. AuFeld
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  Personally, KDB is a long term hold for me. I don't think it's worth the FT. How many seasons has Son hit 200+ points in a season? Doesn't mean that can't change and everyone will have a different opinion.

                  Son's stats and output has progressed over his last three matches vs his season averages and TOT fixtures are pretty kind. If you have the luxury of using a FT on that trade with no other issues. Go for it.

                  1. Cheesyzoot
                      2 months, 1 day ago

                      Like I said above it would mean no City cover whatsoever

                      My midfield would be Mount, Maddison, (M)ane, Son...

                      1. AuFeld
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        2 months, 1 day ago

                        I wouldn't. KDB has the highest goal involvement for the team with the most amount of goals.

              2. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                I think it's fair to say KDB would rather have Aguero to aim at, but I wouldn't worry greatly

            • DA Minnion
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              Who on pens now that aguero out and jesus rubbish at them.

              1. Free Hat
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  Hoping kdb...

                • Hakim Ziyech
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  Gündogan

                • AuFeld
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  I think Jesus will still be on pens.

                • Amey
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  Dilva

                • g40steve
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  Gündogan

              2. Free Hat
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  Its really looking like Get Mount Out week around here.

                  Still keeping though and hoping for a prove me right performance!

                  1. Firminoooo
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 1 day ago

                    Thats the best points ever.

                  2. DA Minnion
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 1 day ago

                    No . Smart people got rid last week.

                    1. Free Hat
                        2 months, 1 day ago

                        And even smarter people would ve got rid 3 gws ago.

                        1. Amey
                          • 1 Year
                          2 months, 1 day ago

                          Sold him in GW 10
                          (For CHO though ... Am i smarter ?? 😀 )

                          1. Free Hat
                              2 months, 1 day ago

                              You must be a genius!

                          2. Ole Trafford
                            • 7 Years
                            2 months, 1 day ago

                            Who did you replace him with?

                            1. Free Hat
                                2 months, 1 day ago

                                Im one of the dumb people still holding on to Mount im afraid.

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

                          hes so cheap dunno what ppl expect from a player in that bracket

                          1. Regin
                            • 2 Years
                            2 months, 1 day ago

                            for another .6, pulisic much better option now.

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

                              many here bought mount at 6/6.1 so not really representative way of framing it

                        3. The Dogs Love Leeds
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          2 months, 1 day ago

                          Wait to see CL line up if Mount doesn’t play against Valencia I think there’s a good chance he starts v West Ham

                          1. Free Hat
                              2 months, 1 day ago

                              Im rather glad he got rested vs City.
                              Its foolish to assume nobody will get rotated with the amount of fixtures and players available at Chelsea.
                              I still believe he is one of Lampards first choices when fit.

                        4. ChelseaGuy
                          • 3 Years
                          2 months, 1 day ago

                          Reckon Williams got that left back spot nailed over Young!?

                          1. AuFeld
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 3 Years
                            2 months, 1 day ago

                            75% confident that he has it.

                          2. Jullepuu
                              2 months, 1 day ago

                              Shaw will probably take the spot from him.

                              1. ChelseaGuy
                                • 3 Years
                                2 months, 1 day ago

                                Oh yea! Totally forgot about him

                            • EMBOLOFAN
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 1 Year
                              2 months, 1 day ago

                              nah he was a liability yday

                          3. Pep Pig
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 3 Years
                            2 months, 1 day ago

                            Seeing a lot of people considering Sterling > Son. I own the latter yet think it's madness. I know he's not been bringing in the big scores but his record without Aguero in the team looks crazy good.

                            1. Karan14
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 3 Years
                              2 months, 1 day ago

                              Is it just this season his record has been good without Aguero?

                                1. Karan14
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 3 Years
                                  2 months, 1 day ago

                                  I guess with Aguero out Pep would expect Sterling to come up with goals too.

                                  Was contemplating Sterling to Son/Salah but I'm tempted give him another week.

                            2. Jullepuu
                                2 months, 1 day ago

                                The main issue for me with keeping Sterling is the prize tag. Getting Son allows me to have a stronger bench for the christmas period.

                                1. Pep Pig
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 3 Years
                                  2 months, 1 day ago

                                  My wording saying it is "madness" is very dramatic mate. I appreciate there are different angles. If I owned Sterling, he'd be my captain for the Newcastle fixture. I won't be captaining Son

                                  1. Jullepuu
                                      2 months, 1 day ago

                                      Newcastle are good at parking the bus tho. I'll be captaining Mane or maybe Vardy.

                                    • Regin
                                      • 2 Years
                                      2 months, 1 day ago

                                      captaining sterling away to NEW is crazy.

                                      Mane, Vardy, Abraham, Martial/ Rashford all better options with plum home fixtures.

                                      1. Cheesyzoot
                                          2 months, 1 day ago

                                          Yeh I agree with this, all better options

                                  2. ChelseaGuy
                                    • 3 Years
                                    2 months, 1 day ago

                                    Would expect him to play more centrally so yea I would expect him to score well

                                  3. Amey
                                    • 1 Year
                                    2 months, 1 day ago

                                    Too many blanks this season to think logically about him tbh buddy
                                    Got burned by © 5 times got 1 assist in return !!

                                  4. Berbinho's Forehead
                                    • 9 Years
                                    2 months, 1 day ago

                                    His record without Aguero has been skewed by GW1 where he scored a hattrick.

                                  5. Pep Pig
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 3 Years
                                    2 months, 1 day ago

                                    I'm just trying to restore a bit of faith for the panic-sellers. Not even sure why if I'm honest. I've had Auba for weeks and he's annoying me but kept the faith. Patience isn't always key is it

                                  6. Don Kloppeone
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 2 Years
                                    2 months, 1 day ago

                                    It undoubtedly gives Sterling more opportunity to return but he is clearly off his mojo and until it is back I wouldn't be reliant on his points taking a sudden leap upwards.

                                  7. EMBOLOFAN
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 1 Year
                                    2 months, 1 day ago

                                    his record with aguero in the team is also crazy good

                                    1. Pep Pig
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 3 Years
                                      2 months, 1 day ago

                                      I don't doubt that. Was just referring to the link that I posted above.

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

                                        just extending your defence of sterling owners!

                                        1. Pep Pig
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 3 Years
                                          2 months, 1 day ago

                                          ok mate

                                2. The Yorkshire Pirlo
                                  • 3 Years
                                  2 months, 1 day ago

                                  Best move here?

                                  Mane, KDB, Maddison, Mount
                                  Auba, Vardy, Abraham

                                  A) stick with Auba, Mount
                                  B) Auba, Mount > Jiménez, Son
                                  C) Auba, Mount > Jiménez, Pulisic
                                  D) Auba, Mount, Cant > fodder, Son, Pulisic -4

                                  Thanks.

                                  1. ChelseaGuy
                                    • 3 Years
                                    2 months, 1 day ago

                                    A one more week?

                                    1. The Yorkshire Pirlo
                                      • 3 Years
                                      2 months, 1 day ago

                                      That’s what I was thinking, they’ve both got great fixtures. But Auba’s been trolling hard 🙁

                                      1. ChelseaGuy
                                        • 3 Years
                                        2 months, 1 day ago

                                        I'd give it one more week and then decide

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

                                    a

                                3. Dacra
                                  • 5 Years
                                  2 months, 1 day ago

                                  Auba and Mount to Jesus and Moura for - 4? I exact cash so would have to be today..

                                  1. Dacra
                                    • 5 Years
                                    2 months, 1 day ago

                                    Can't add up, would have loads of cash left..

                                  2. AuFeld
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 3 Years
                                    2 months, 1 day ago

                                    I like it. Fortune favors the bold.

                                  3. EMBOLOFAN
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 1 Year
                                    2 months, 1 day ago

                                    rather have first two

                                4. Pegboy
                                  • 9 Years
                                  2 months, 1 day ago

                                  Best £4.6m defender?

                                  a) Willems
                                  b) Baldock
                                  c) Vestergaard (those fixtures...)
                                  d) Cahill

                                  I've got Lundstrum and Rico already.

                                  1. The Legend Squad
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 5 Years
                                    2 months, 1 day ago

                                    Willems, probably. Close though

                                  2. Amey
                                    • 1 Year
                                    2 months, 1 day ago

                                    D looks good to me

                                    1. Pegboy
                                      • 9 Years
                                      2 months, 1 day ago

                                      Thanks both

                                5. The Legend Squad
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 5 Years
                                  2 months, 1 day ago

                                  Front I benching headache. Bench one?

                                  Mane KDB Martial Maddison Mount
                                  Vardy Jimenez Abraham

                                  Thoughts?

                                  1. Team Cruel
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 4 Years
                                    2 months, 1 day ago

                                    Mount

                                  2. Firminoooo
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 4 Years
                                    2 months, 1 day ago

                                    Ouch. Think Mount will haul, so bench Martial.

                                  3. Don Kloppeone
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 2 Years
                                    2 months, 1 day ago

                                    That's brutal!!

                                    Flip a coin between Martial and Mount but I'd want to play all of them!
                                    If Mount plays 90 midweek then bench him

                                    1. The Legend Squad
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 5 Years
                                      2 months, 1 day ago

                                      All self inflicted! Aiming for depth into December period. Hopefully will lay off. On Mount too

                                  4. Jullepuu
                                      2 months, 1 day ago

                                      I would bench Jimenez or maybe Maddison

                                    • EMBOLOFAN
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 1 Year
                                      2 months, 1 day ago

                                      wow thats brutal. would bench mount i guess

                                  5. Ole Trafford
                                    • 7 Years
                                    2 months, 1 day ago

                                    Özil is a bad pick right

                                    1. Hot Toddy
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 1 Year
                                      2 months, 1 day ago

                                      Awful.

                                    2. ChelseaGuy
                                      • 3 Years
                                      2 months, 1 day ago

                                      Yes

                                    3. EMBOLOFAN
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 1 Year
                                      2 months, 1 day ago

                                      if you have to ask

                                    4. Jon Snow
                                      • 4 Years
                                      2 months, 1 day ago

                                      Arsenal players not named Aubazette or Lacameyang are big no-no

                                    5. Regin
                                      • 2 Years
                                      2 months, 1 day ago

                                      if it was still 2014 or 15, he would be a great option.

                                  6. ChelseaGuy
                                    • 3 Years
                                    2 months, 1 day ago

                                    Best midfield option inside 9M?

                                    1. Hot Toddy
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 1 Year
                                      2 months, 1 day ago

                                      Maddison

                                    2. Magic Zico
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 1 Year
                                      2 months, 1 day ago

                                      Pulisic

                                      1. Regin
                                        • 2 Years
                                        2 months, 1 day ago

                                        yeah forgot. pulisic better option

                                      2. ChelseaGuy
                                        • 3 Years
                                        2 months, 1 day ago

                                        Leaning towards him myself

                                    3. Regin
                                      • 2 Years
                                      2 months, 1 day ago

                                      martial despite rashford stealing the show last night.

                                      1. The Dogs Love Leeds
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 3 Years
                                        2 months, 1 day ago

                                        Martial was a disgrace yesterday and I own him. I’ll give him Villa home then be glad to see the back of him, shows about as much desire as Ozil on a bad day

                                    4. Don Kloppeone
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 2 Years
                                      2 months, 1 day ago

                                      Probably Puli but Maddison will always be a solid pick

                                  7. Regin
                                    • 2 Years
                                    2 months, 1 day ago

                                    So is Mount no longer nailed or will he back in the starting 11 next week?

                                    Should I bench him or Lundstram next week?

                                    Dont have funds to switch him to Pulisic without a hit. Will sell him after next week.

                                    1. Hot Toddy
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 1 Year
                                      2 months, 1 day ago

                                      Hard to bench either given the fixtures. No other option no?

                                      1. Regin
                                        • 2 Years
                                        2 months, 1 day ago

                                        other options are soyuncu & tomori but i fancy them getting CS vs EVE & West Ham respectively. My front line have all great fixtures

                                        1. Don Kloppeone
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 2 Years
                                          2 months, 1 day ago

                                          Of all those options I would bench Tomori tbh - he is the least exciting option and Lunds on the bench is always asking for trouble!

                                          1. Hot Toddy
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 1 Year
                                            2 months, 1 day ago

                                            I agree.

                                    2. Jullepuu
                                        2 months, 1 day ago

                                        He is still pretty nailed. He got benched against City for tactical reasons. Chelsea has so many great attacking options that they all can't play at the same time. Mount is still Lampard's favourite boy!

                                        1. Regin
                                          • 2 Years
                                          2 months, 1 day ago

                                          hmm. good point.

                                          1. Cheesyzoot
                                              2 months, 1 day ago

                                              Mini Frank will certainly start against Lamps' boyhood Hammers... it just has to be

                                      • Hot Toddy
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 1 Year
                                        2 months, 1 day ago

                                        Haven't been paying much attention to the Burnley defence other than Pope. This Taylor guy.. has he taken a first team spot or is he covering someone else?

                                        1. Regin
                                          • 2 Years
                                          2 months, 1 day ago

                                          first team now. he lost his place to pieters when he was injured. should be regular starter now.

                                          1. Hot Toddy
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 1 Year
                                            2 months, 1 day ago

                                            Very interesting.

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

                                          always was first choice, pieters came in when he was injured preseason and didnt do enough wrong to get dropped for a little while

                                          1. Hot Toddy
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 1 Year
                                            2 months, 1 day ago

                                            Excellent. That sorts a niggling issue for me. Cheers pal, appreciated.

                                      • Tshelby
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 5 Years
                                        2 months, 1 day ago

                                        Bench one :

                                        A) Mount
                                        B) Soyuncu
                                        C) Lundstram
                                        D) Jimenez

                                        1. Regin
                                          • 2 Years
                                          2 months, 1 day ago

                                          i got the same confusion between A & C.

                                          dont bench B & D

                                          1. Tshelby
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 5 Years
                                            2 months, 1 day ago

                                            Depends on Mount's minutes this midweek I guess

                                        2. Hot Toddy
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 1 Year
                                          2 months, 1 day ago

                                          Sounds like your squad is too packed. Sell someone.

                                          1. Tshelby
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 5 Years
                                            2 months, 1 day ago

                                            Pope
                                            TAA, Robbo, Soyuncu, Lundstram, Janmaat
                                            Mane, KdB, Martial, Mount, Hayden
                                            Jimenez, Tammy, Vardy

                                            Don't know if selling someone is the answer here. Got a lot of value tied up in most players so just a question of picking the right one to play and a strong bench is never a bad thing if it's not too expensif

                                            1. Hot Toddy
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • 1 Year
                                              2 months, 1 day ago

                                              Fair enough it's not as stacked as I thought. Seen some crazy strong squads recently so I assumed. It's between Soyuncu and Lundstram for me... tough call. Start Lundstram.

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

                                            lol why. none of these guys are expensive

                                            1. Hot Toddy
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • 1 Year
                                              2 months, 1 day ago

                                              Error in judgment

                                            2. Tshelby
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • 5 Years
                                              2 months, 1 day ago

                                              I mean the defenders who are on my bench. Lundstram, Soyuncu, Janmaat bought them when they weren't really expensive so it doesn't feel like I wasted value on my bench.

                                              For example having a 5.0 defender on the bench every week

                                        3. Don Kloppeone
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 2 Years
                                          2 months, 1 day ago

                                          Nasty!

                                          It would have to be C) of those but benching the Lord is not to be taken lightly!

                                          1. Tshelby
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 5 Years
                                            2 months, 1 day ago

                                            Yeah I know! He is on my bench this gameweek but luckily I got a no show from Janmaat so I will get his 3 points

                                            1. Don Kloppeone
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • 2 Years
                                              2 months, 1 day ago

                                              I don’t envy you mate. I avoided specific moves that gave me a similar headache for this very reason!

                                              1. Tshelby
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                • 5 Years
                                                2 months, 1 day ago

                                                Yeah it's not easy but it's fun to have a team that is better than just 11 regular starters imo

                                                1. Don Kloppeone
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  • 2 Years
                                                  2 months, 1 day ago

                                                  Having a deep squad will ultimately pay off when everyone else is tearing their hair out when even the most nailed of players are rotated over the xmas period!

                                        4. EMBOLOFAN
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 1 Year
                                          2 months, 1 day ago

                                          c

                                        5. Amey
                                          • 1 Year
                                          2 months, 1 day ago

                                          Lundstram

                                        6. Am sorry to say again it�…
                                          • 1 Year
                                          2 months, 1 day ago

                                          In your situation I'd bench Soyuncu, the others have more attacking threat and you're completely relying on Leicester to keep a clean sheet (which they probably will, haha). Lundstram is just too attacking and too owned for me to ever bench him.

                                          1. Tshelby
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 5 Years
                                            2 months, 1 day ago

                                            Yeah will probably be Soyuncu because he is the one with the lowest ceiling based on the stats

                                      • Don Kloppeone
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 2 Years
                                        2 months, 1 day ago

                                        Afternoon all

                                        Which of my options looks best to you? (@Amey I know what you'll say mate!)

                                        A) Mount > Pulisic
                                        B) Salah, Mount > Son, Pulisic (-4)
                                        C) Salah, Mount > KDB, Son (-4)
                                        D) save/ do nothing
                                        E) Something else

                                        1FT 1.3itb
                                        Pope
                                        TAA, Lunds, Soy
                                        Salah, Mané, Maddison, Mount
                                        Vardy, Abraham, Jimi
                                        (McGovern) (Willems, Rico, Dendo)

                                        I will try and hold until after CL to see what Salah's fitness looks like and how many minutes Mount gets. I'm leaning towards either doing A) or saving FT.

                                        Cheers!

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

                                          easily d, as of right now

                                          1. Don Kloppeone
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 2 Years
                                            2 months, 1 day ago

                                            That is what I'd like to do tbh. I would like to have faith in Mount but will depend what happens with him midweek.

                                            Salah has to be a keeper but it totally depends on fitness and the trouble is it could be one of these super-annoying chronic background issues that never goes away.

                                        2. Amey
                                          • 1 Year
                                          2 months, 1 day ago

                                          😛

                                          1. Don Kloppeone
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 2 Years
                                            2 months, 1 day ago

                                            Believe me I would much rather just hold them both but they are both becoming less and less reliable as FPL assets which is annoying and when others are firing on all cylinders for same/ cheaper

                                            1. Amey
                                              • 1 Year
                                              2 months, 1 day ago

                                              I have no remorse about selling Mount
                                              But Salah looks primed for a nice differential run in our teams if he starts firing all cylinders. Remember, it's very difficult to get him alongside Son Mane KDB. Even with so many dull performances, he's in the dream team atm for season. 10% EO

                                              He's my © if looks good in CL !!

                                              1. Don Kloppeone
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                • 2 Years
                                                2 months, 1 day ago

                                                I agree re Salah. Will all depend on how chronic this injury is. I’d itll remain in background it makes him a risky player to keep at that price.

                                                Mount is just disappointing as he is a great player who has the ability but getting overshadowed for the limelight atm...

                                                1. Amey
                                                  • 1 Year
                                                  2 months, 1 day ago

                                                  Yep
                                                  I'm giving Son 2 gw's as you know.
                                                  I mean, it's Mou not Pep/Klopp/OR any attacking minded manager after all. One bad performance & he'll move Son on lwb 😀

                                                  1. Don Kloppeone
                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                    • 2 Years
                                                    2 months, 1 day ago

                                                    So true - but honestly I think Son will do very well. If it wasn't Salah I would have to lose to get him I would jump on him!

                                        3. Tshelby
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 5 Years
                                          2 months, 1 day ago

                                          I would do D

                                          1. Don Kloppeone
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 2 Years
                                            2 months, 1 day ago

                                            Thanks mate - that's my preferred option but as I said to Embolofan above, depends a lot on how chronic Salah's injury looks and Mount's minutes in midweek!

                                            1. Tshelby
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • 5 Years
                                              2 months, 1 day ago

                                              Agree on that!

                                        4. Regin
                                          • 2 Years
                                          2 months, 1 day ago

                                          b sounds exciting

                                          1. Don Kloppeone
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 2 Years
                                            2 months, 1 day ago

                                            It's one of those moves that if I just asked on here:
                                            "What do you think of this team, G2G?:
                                            £2.9itb
                                            Pope
                                            TAA, Lunds, Soy
                                            Salah, Son, Maddison, Pulisic
                                            Vardy, Abraham, Jimi
                                            (McGovern) (Willems, Rico, Dendo)"

                                            People would probably say it looks awesome.

                                            But then you think about moving on Salah and Mount for a hit when you look at their fixtures......
                                            Doesn't feel quite as exciting!

                                      • DannyDrinkVodka
                                          2 months, 1 day ago

                                          1 FT, 0.3 ITB

                                          TAA Robbo Lundy
                                          Sterling KDB Maddison Martial Mount
                                          Vardy Abraham

                                          Soy Tomori Connolly Button

                                          What is my priortity? Getting in Mane, Son, or maybe Salah (it fit)? Bench crisis every week as well......

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

                                            start tomori

                                            1. Ole Trafford
                                              • 7 Years
                                              2 months, 1 day ago

                                              *Soyuncu

                                            2. DannyDrinkVodka
                                                2 months, 1 day ago

                                                Maybe switching to a 4-4-2 is the way forward

                                            3. Ole Trafford
                                              • 7 Years
                                              2 months, 1 day ago

                                              Getting a gk

                                              1. DannyDrinkVodka
                                                  2 months, 1 day ago

                                                  Quite right - Pope is the goalie

                                            4. DragonSquad
                                                2 months, 1 day ago

                                                1.Mount to pulisic
                                                2.Mount+rico to kdb+Williams
                                                3.Mount+martial to kdb+pulisic
                                                All for free
                                                Thanks!

                                              • Kung Fu Football
                                                • 5 Years
                                                2 months, 1 day ago

                                                Which of these do you prefer, thanks :
                                                A - Mount > Pulisic
                                                B - Mount & Tierney > JWP & Robbo -4
                                                C - Mount & Tierney > Pulisic & PVA -4

                                                1. Pegboy
                                                  • 9 Years
                                                  2 months, 1 day ago

                                                  A, because I don't like JWP or PVA

                                              • Dare Do The Punt
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                • 4 Years
                                                2 months, 1 day ago

                                                Is Barnes to Ings a good transfer?

                                                Just wondering whether Ings will start the next three games in quick succession

                                                1. Jullepuu
                                                    2 months, 1 day ago

                                                    I thinl it's a good move

                                                    1. Jullepuu
                                                        2 months, 1 day ago

                                                        *think

                                                    2. andres
                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                      • 8 Years
                                                      2 months, 1 day ago

                                                      You had me at “barnes to..”

                                                  • Regin
                                                    • 2 Years
                                                    2 months, 1 day ago

                                                    the last 3 gws i got bench points of 23, 24, 14. wish i had played bench boost in either of these weeks. overall scores were 73,73, 81 & OR jumped from 883k to 142k.

                                                  • DannyDrinkVodka
                                                      2 months, 1 day ago

                                                      A) Sterling>Mane
                                                      B) Sterling>Salah
                                                      C) Sterling>Son
                                                      D) Hold Sterling

                                                      0.3 ITB 1FT

                                                      1. Jullepuu
                                                          2 months, 1 day ago

                                                          A

                                                      2. BrutalLogiC
                                                        • 4 Years
                                                        2 months, 1 day ago

                                                        Which player will be this season's top point scorer?

                                                        1. Jurgen Flopp
                                                          • 6 Years
                                                          2 months, 1 day ago

                                                          Mane

                                                      3. fantasyfootballer
                                                          2 months, 1 day ago

                                                          What to do? Help needed!

                                                          A) Firmino & Mount > Maddison & Jimenez
                                                          Or
                                                          B) Mendy & Mount > Tomori & Pulisic

                                                          Both would require a -4

                                                        • fusen
                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                          • 8 Years
                                                          2 months, 19 hours ago

                                                          For people who are saying never bench lundstram, I think you just don't have decent bench coverage.

                                                          It makes sense to have lundstram as one of your main 3 defenders if you have only 1 premier defender, but most will have Liverpool def and a Leciester def, which should be the main 2 starting defenders each week. After that preferably you have 3 rotating defenders and Lundstram is part of that rotation.

                                                          He is definitely a good choice, but realistically he isn't going to score *and hasn't* in at least half of his games, so clearly there are sometimes players with better fixtures that it makes sense to play ahead of him.

                                                          Now saying all of that. Lundy's next like 5-6 games are pretty much all ones where you'd probably start him every week anyway, but he's definitely not a 'automatic start' for anyone with a full non-bench fodder squad of 15.