Scout Notes

Liverpool defence still suspect but attacking returns continue to flow

LIVERPOOL 2-1 BRIGHTON AND HOVE ALBION

  • Goals: Virgil van Dijk (£6.4m) x2 | Lewis Dunk (£4.6m)
  • Assists: Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.2m) x2 | Leandro Trossard (£5.8m)
  • Red cards: Alisson (£6.0m)
  • Bonus: van Dijk x3, Alexander-Arnold x2, Dunk x1

Two early headers from Virgil van Dijk (£6.4m) were all Liverpool needed to extend their lead atop the Premier League to 11 points, both set up by Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.2m) crosses from dead-ball situations.

However, the Anfield crowd had to drag their team over the line thanks to a red card for goalkeeper Alisson (£6.0m) that led to Lewis Dunk’s (£4.6m) consolation goal for Brighton and Hove Albion.

For all the attacking flair and assist potential of full-backs Alexander Arnold and Andrew Robertson (£7.0m), it’s van Dijk who scores most of all three. Last season his four goals comfortably exceeded their combined one, whilst today’s brace adds to his opening-day strike against Norwich.

The 6ft 4in centre-back found himself in enough space to head home a fairly central Alexander-Arnold free-kick after 18 minutes, rising above Adam Webster (£4.4m) to loop over Matthew Ryan (£4.7m). Then, six minutes later, the same combination made it 2-0 from a corner.

In the first half, Jurgen Klopp’s side were easy on the eye, playing with the verve and confidence of a team that knew they were about to go 11 points clear of Man City, after the champions could only draw 2-2 at Newcastle at lunchtime.

The Liverpool boss said of his side’s display:

We would have loved if we would have finished one more, two more, more often and it looks much more comfortable, but that’s our situation. I don’t want to change it, it’s like it is. There will be days when we will score from situations like that and will probably not use our set-pieces, that’s how it is. But you have to score goals and we did that often enough to win the game and that’s good.

Mohamed Salah (£12.2m) and Sadio Mane (£12.2m) had a fruitless afternoon but it wasn’t for a lack of trying in the latter’s case.

Ryan’s fine save from a Roberto Firmino (£9.4m) shot in the 16th minute denied the Senegalese winger an assist, while the in-form premium midfielder could have been on the scoresheet himself soon after when being thwarted by the busy Australian.

Mane also found himself in space around the penalty spot on the hour-mark but couldn’t get good contact and the chance went begging.

Salah returned to the line-up after his Gameweek 13 benching but made very little impact apart from hitting the side-netting in the 12th minute. He was replaced by Adam Lallana (£5.8m) in the 69th minute, although the Egyptian preserved a clean sheet point to get the last laugh over Mane owners.

While Salah’s recent struggles with an ankle injury are off-putting, he and Mane remain enticing options for the next three Gameweeks and – if it wasn’t for the Club World Cup postponing their Gameweek 18 fixture – there would even be an argument for owning both against Everton (h), Bournemouth (a) and Watford (h).

The absence of Fabinho (£5.5m), meanwhile, saw Jordan Henderson (£5.4m) resume the ‘number six’ role that he had occupied before his recent reinvention as a right-sided central midfielder.

Klopp said:

We had to replace Fabinho today which is a tough one because it’s like we were really used to these things without really thinking about it. Hendo played a sensational game in that position together with Gini and Ox. It was a really good performance but we had to work really hard. And what I liked most, that the boys were ready to do that.

Liverpool looked set to finally keep their first clean sheet in seven games and only their third of the season. The second half had been a dull affair, with the Reds conserving their energy knowing that they have ten games to come in a gruelling December.

Whilst the streak of 18 home games where either Salah, Mane or Firmino had scored was about to end, at least they were cruising to a relaxing victory.

Then goalkeeper Alisson was sent off for a deliberate handball outside of his area and everything quickly changed. A long Brighton ball over the home defence set free Leandro Trossard (£5.8m), who poked the ball up onto the advancing stopper’s hands for a straight red card.

On came Adrian (£4.2m) for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (£6.2m) and the reserve Liverpool custodian was instantly picking the ball out of the net after Dunk – once getting the nod to take the kick early – casually passed the resulting free-kick into the corner.

Klopp said of Alisson’s dismissal:

Of course, life became more complicated with the red card and the change we had to make. We had to bring on a frozen goalkeeper pretty much! Everybody sitting here is probably not really warm yet, but imagine you go there in shorts, a really thin shirt and some gloves which are not made for keeping you warm.

Some people let the free-kick happen like that and then you look a little bit silly in that moment, but that’s what you have to accept.

We kept on fighting and Adrian especially helped us a lot with two really, really good saves and crosses he caught and stuff like this.

Suddenly things got nervy for the home side when former Huddersfield midfielder Aaron Mooy (£4.8m) forced Adrian into a low stop. Two minutes later, the substitute spilled a comfortable save right at the feet of substitute Neal Maupay (£5.9m). The Reds held on to make it 13 wins from 14 league matches but those looking for reassurance that Klopp’s troops are tightening up at the back wouldn’t have been given any indication of that on Saturday.

Alisson will be suspended for Wednesday’s Merseyside derby with Everton, although Liverpool’s only two clean sheets of the season did come under his deputy’s watch.

Truth be told, there were still some hairy moments for Liverpool’s defence even before the red card. Alisson made a good save from Davy Propper (£4.9m) in the first half, shortly followed by a Dunk sitter where the centre-back scuffed a shot wide with his knee.

Dunk then narrowly headed wide a Pascal Gross (£6.4m) corner in the 54th minute, before a Martin Montoya (£4.5m) cross was superbly controlled and shot by Aaron Connolly (£4.7m) eight minutes later.

The goalscorer made some crucial contributions at the other end, firstly blocking an Oxlade-Chamberlain effort after a superb run and pull-back from Robertson. Just before the Alisson incident, Dunk got in the way of a shot that followed Alexander-Arnold’s burst into the box.

Graham Potter said of the Seagulls’ efforts:

We put a lot into the game and played with a lot of courage. We weren’t quite as aggressive as we needed to be in the first 20 minutes, so that’s a learning point for us, but we have a really good account of ourselves against a top team.

Potter again went with a four-man backline this weekend and opted for 19-year-old Connolly over Maupay up front, despite the latter’s 19 goal attempts only being bettered by Raul Jimenez (£7.6m) over the last six Gameweeks. As promising as those numbers sound ahead of a run of fixtures against Wolves (h), Crystal Palace (a) and Sheffield United (h), only one of those 19 shots resulted in a goal.

Liverpool XI (4-3-3): Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Lovren, van Dijk, Robertson; Henderson, Wijnaldum, Oxlade-Chamberlain (Adrian 78’); Salah (Lallana 69’), Firmino (Origi 76’), Mane.

Brighton and Hove Albion XI (4-5-1): Ryan; Montoya (Alzate 69’), Webster, Dunk, Burn; Gross, Bissouma (Trossard 69’), Stephens, Propper, Mooy; Connolly (Maupay 76’).

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  1. HurriKane
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 15 days ago

    Template Busters

    So Assumung this is the current template which Template Busters are you looking to jump on Chistmas period ?

    Pope/Ryan
    TAA Soy Lundy
    Mane KDB Son Pulisic/Maddison Cantwell
    Jimenez Vardy Ings/Tammy

    Here are a few options im keeping an eye on.

    A) Alli

    B) Zaha / PVA

    C) Grealish

    D) Rashford

    E) Mousset

    F) Traore

    1. HurriKane
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      *TAA Soy Lundy Aurier Tomori

    2. Soto Ayam
        7 months, 15 days ago

        Did Alli as my free transfer this week. I'll keep an eye on freakish for future weeks

        1. HurriKane
          • 7 Years
          7 months, 15 days ago

          He's high on my wishlist with 3 goals 2 assists in last 5 pl starts

          1. Soto Ayam
              7 months, 15 days ago

              Watched Saturday and he was frequently further forward than Kane so hopefully he'll get plenty of goal scoring opportunities

          2. Houldsworth Hatter
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            7 months, 15 days ago

            Freakish! 😀

            1. Soto Ayam
                7 months, 15 days ago

                Ah my secrets out...I'll cover my indiscretion and say I meant to write grealish instead haha

          3. Karan14 (Brazil Nuts)
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            7 months, 15 days ago

            Alli/Son & Zaha/Grealish are top of my list out of these.

            1. HurriKane
              • 7 Years
              7 months, 15 days ago

              Son isnt a differential no ? He's pretty template around these parts

              1. Karan14 (Brazil Nuts)
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                7 months, 15 days ago

                Yup agreed. But with emergence of Alli think ownership will be split between them. Double up on them could be a good differential too.

          4. EmreCan Hustle
            • 7 Years
            7 months, 15 days ago

            I was looking at TAA to PvA before Tammy got injured. Sad for Tammy, but got me double digit points.

            1. EmreCan Hustle
              • 7 Years
              7 months, 15 days ago

              Ended up doing Tammy to Ings, even better.

            2. Soto Ayam
                7 months, 15 days ago

                Yeah...thinking robbo to pva myself, before the gw 18

            3. Houldsworth Hatter
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              7 months, 15 days ago

              Alli, PVA, Rashford and possibly Grealish

            4. Sailboats
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              7 months, 15 days ago

              Alli and Palace defence/GK

            5. petergriff
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              7 months, 15 days ago

              How much does that template 15 cost out of interest?

            6. RECKLESS
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              7 months, 15 days ago

              I have my eyes on Alli, Zaha, Pva, Grealish maybe after chelsea. Please advice me below bro, The pope/mount problem!

            7. bench boost for every gamew…
              • 3 Years
              7 months, 15 days ago

              always pops up some new ones around this time and some that were popular tends to fall out, guessing which one comes out as a wanted christmas present or as an dried up old orange is hard

              Grealish and Zaha is good bets, very nice fixtures and nailed on talismans of team.

              Rashford, is reliant on Martial being fit to function and United have thin squad which could be a factor in tight schedule

              Mousset have no faith in around that time, look at fixtures, ouch

          5. marzo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            7 months, 15 days ago

            1. Pope-> Henderson.
            2. Save FT.

            Pope.
            Robbo, Soyuncu, Lundstram.
            Pulisic, Mane, KDB, Salah, Cantwell.
            Abraham, Vardy.
            Button, A. Smith, Williams, Wickham.
            1ft. 0.3m ITB. WC in hand and will prob keep a while longer now.

            1. HurriKane
              • 7 Years
              7 months, 15 days ago

              Save and do Salah Wickham to Son Ings the following gw

          6. KGFC
            • 3 Years
            7 months, 15 days ago

            Anybody knows the LMS safety score??

            1. norab
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              7 months, 15 days ago

              40

            2. Nutella
              • 9 Years
              7 months, 15 days ago

              40 I think

              https://www.livefpl.net/LMS

            3. KGFC
              • 3 Years
              7 months, 15 days ago

              Thanks everyone, was a bit too close this week!

          7. FOO FIGHTER
              7 months, 15 days ago

              Disaster GW, 55 (-4) but did not drop to badly. 260k to 266k.

              1. petergriff
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                7 months, 15 days ago

                cant be a disaster then?

              2. Dont_Win_Friends_With_Salah…
                • 2 Years
                7 months, 15 days ago

                That's not a disaster at all

              3. MC Hammer
                • 7 Years
                7 months, 15 days ago

                how is that a disaster?

            • Sloane426
                7 months, 15 days ago

                (A) Jiménez + Zaha
                (B) Mousset + Alli
                ..

                1. EmreCan Hustle
                  • 7 Years
                  7 months, 15 days ago

                  A

              • fcsaltyballs
                • 4 Years
                7 months, 15 days ago

                Pope
                TAA Lundstram Soyuncu Chilwell
                Mane KDB Sterling Mount
                Vardy Abraham

                Button Rico Dendoncker Greenwood

                1 FT, 0.5 itb

                1. Pope >> Henderson
                2. Save
                3. Transfer someone else out

                Thanks

                1. EmreCan Hustle
                  • 7 Years
                  7 months, 15 days ago

                  2

                2. The Man Pastore
                  • 5 Years
                  7 months, 15 days ago

                  1

                3. Bavarian
                  • 2 Years
                  7 months, 15 days ago

                  1

              • EmreCan Hustle
                • 7 Years
                7 months, 15 days ago

                Good morning DZ.

                Dendoncker(5th mid) to Cantwell a good move?

                Gazza 4.0
                TAA Lundstram Willems Soyuncu Rico
                Salah KdB Son Pulisic DENDONCKER
                Vardy Jimenez Ings

                1FT, 0.4m itb.

                No other pressing issues atm.

                Thanks.

                1. sunzip14
                  • 3 Years
                  7 months, 15 days ago

                  Save

              • ZeBestee
                • 5 Years
                7 months, 15 days ago

                Thinking of bringing in Alli for Martial. Who should I start from this front 8 if I do it or just save the transfer?

                Pulisic Maddison Alli Mane KDB
                Mousset Jimi Vardy

                1. ZeBestee
                  • 5 Years
                  7 months, 15 days ago

                  bench*

                2. sunzip14
                  • 3 Years
                  7 months, 15 days ago

                  Has to be Mousset out of these

                  1. ZeBestee
                    • 5 Years
                    7 months, 15 days ago

                    bench Mousset?

                    1. sunzip14
                      • 3 Years
                      7 months, 15 days ago

                      Yeah, out of those. Or if Pulisic benching looks more probable then him maybe. You would have to start Martial even if you save. Might play with something to 'prove' mentality against Mou.

                      1. ZeBestee
                        • 5 Years
                        7 months, 15 days ago

                        He was awful in the first half yesterday, didn't bother watching the second half. Super lazy and uninterested, awful.

                        1. sunzip14
                          • 3 Years
                          7 months, 15 days ago

                          Should have scored one in second half. Was difficult to miss than score, literally.

                          1. ZeBestee
                            • 5 Years
                            7 months, 15 days ago

                            I will watch the highlights but did he improve massively in the second half?

                            1. sunzip14
                              • 3 Years
                              7 months, 15 days ago

                              Won't say 'massively' but much better. They played with increased tempo and he had some shots on and off target.

                3. MC Hammer
                  • 7 Years
                  7 months, 15 days ago

                  cheapest of the lot

              • Gunner Boy
                • 5 Years
                7 months, 15 days ago

                Who should go first?

                A- Mendy
                B- Martial
                C- both for -4?

                1. EmreCan Hustle
                  • 7 Years
                  7 months, 15 days ago

                  A

                2. ZeBestee
                  • 5 Years
                  7 months, 15 days ago

                  Depends on who you want to bring in.

                  1. Gunner Boy
                    • 5 Years
                    7 months, 15 days ago

                    If I sold A, then definetly am brining a Liverpool Defender

                    1. ZeBestee
                      • 5 Years
                      7 months, 15 days ago

                      A then

                3. Soto Ayam
                    7 months, 15 days ago

                    A

                  • RECKLESS
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    7 months, 15 days ago

                    Do A and get one of Robbo/TAA but only if bench is strong due to incoming Liv blank.Please advice me.below bro

                    1. Gunner Boy
                      • 5 Years
                      7 months, 15 days ago

                      have other 4 playing defenders.
                      so am not worried about this issue.

                  • MC Hammer
                    • 7 Years
                    7 months, 15 days ago

                    A

                4. sunzip14
                  • 3 Years
                  7 months, 15 days ago

                  Better move?

                  A) Tielemens> Zaha
                  B) Martial> Pulisic
                  C) Both above
                  D) Tammy+Tielemens+Martial> Zaha+Son+Ayew (-4)
                  E) D with Pulisic+Alli+Ings (-4)

                  1. ZeBestee
                    • 5 Years
                    7 months, 15 days ago

                    Martial > Zaha?

                    or

                    E

                  2. EmreCan Hustle
                    • 7 Years
                    7 months, 15 days ago

                    B or E

                5. C_Manan
                    7 months, 15 days ago

                    A) Saint Maximin > Alli for free
                    B) SM + Tomori > Son+ Kelly (-4)

                    Does it make sense to go for -4 in his busy winter period?

                    1. EmreCan Hustle
                      • 7 Years
                      7 months, 15 days ago

                      A

                    2. MC Hammer
                      • 7 Years
                      7 months, 15 days ago

                      A

                  • PocketZola
                    • 2 Years
                    7 months, 15 days ago

                    Best moves here? 1ft

                    pope
                    lund rob taa soy
                    mane kdb mount pulisic maddison
                    vardy

                    subs, abraham, connolly, rico

                    mount to ali and abraham to mousset for -4?

                    1. Soto Ayam
                        7 months, 15 days ago

                        Rob to Pva and mount to Alli for -4. Seems a shame to get rid of Abraham now

                      • maratus
                        • 5 Years
                        7 months, 15 days ago

                        Mount to Zaha

                    2. Duffy Dunk
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      7 months, 15 days ago

                      When are the press conferences?
                      Today or today+tomorrow?

                      1. TorresMagic™
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • Has Moderation Rights
                        • 11 Years
                        7 months, 15 days ago

                        Both days.

                      2. Hakim Ziyech
                        • 1 Year
                        7 months, 15 days ago

                        Today & Tomorrow, I suppose

                      3. Disturbed
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 6 Years
                        7 months, 15 days ago

                        Should be today and tomorrow

                    3. tc93
                      • 1 Year
                      7 months, 15 days ago

                      Quick 1 or 2 guys! 2 FTs

                      1) Mount +Abraham —> son+greenwood (I’ll switch to a 442)
                      2) Abraham + mount —> mousset + pulisic

                      Rest of Team:
                      Pope
                      Soy / TAA / Robbo (Rico, Lund)
                      Maddison / KDB / Mount* / Mane (Cantwell)
                      Abraham* / Vardy / Jimi

                    4. Akshatjazz
                        7 months, 15 days ago

                        Is mousset a better option than ings ??

                        1. MoManeTaa
                          • 2 Years
                          7 months, 15 days ago

                          Yeah in a better team and very gud fixtures too

                          1. Akshatjazz
                              7 months, 15 days ago

                              Who do u have as front three ?? For GW15

                              1. MoManeTaa
                                • 2 Years
                                7 months, 15 days ago

                                Vardy Jimenez tammy/lacca

                                1. Akshatjazz
                                    7 months, 15 days ago

                                    Making any transfers this week ??

                            • bench boost for every gamew…
                              • 3 Years
                              7 months, 15 days ago

                              about one million in difference but apart from that Southampton tends to score in pretty much every game they play and Ings very often involved when they do. Used to be injury prone, but Mousset also looks a bit fragile. Both have good fixture. I went Ings, Southampton is going to be desperate to win coming weeks with that schedule of games and while i see the danger of Ings getting rested he will come on and Obafemi and Long is injury prone too, and Adams is out of it, can´t hit anything not even what is outside of the barn door-). My gut says Ings starts vs Norwich as they are direct rivals and home, and then he might not start vs Newcastle away, with Long and Obafemi up top to chase on counters.

                          2. Akshatjazz
                              7 months, 15 days ago

                              Ur sticking with Tammy ?? Or trying to find any replacement

                              1. sunzip14
                                • 3 Years
                                7 months, 15 days ago

                                waiting for news!

                                1. Soto Ayam
                                    7 months, 15 days ago

                                    Stick. If not ready for mid week, definitely the weekend.

                              2. Inazuma X1
                                • 2 Years
                                7 months, 15 days ago

                                Who to bench?

                                1. Son
                                2. Djenepo
                                3. Tammy

                                1. Christina.
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 10 Years
                                  7 months, 15 days ago

                                  Son

                                2. Winston.
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 6 Years
                                  7 months, 15 days ago

                                  2

                                3. maratus
                                  • 5 Years
                                  7 months, 15 days ago

                                  Lol, Djepeno for sure.

                                4. Devo-McDuff
                                  • 1 Year
                                  7 months, 15 days ago

                                  Son haha

                              3. sunzip14
                                • 3 Years
                                7 months, 15 days ago

                                Which player would you bench from the following 4?

                                A) TAA
                                B) Robbo
                                C) Soy
                                D) Lunds

                                1. JurgenRodgers
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 3 Years
                                  7 months, 15 days ago

                                  None lol

                                  1. sunzip14
                                    • 3 Years
                                    7 months, 15 days ago

                                    That's the problem. Don't want to bench any but that would mean I will have to bench one of Martial, Tielemens & Tammy and burn a FT as well.

                                    1. bench boost for every gamew…
                                      • 3 Years
                                      7 months, 15 days ago

                                      Tricky

                                      Benching your double Pool def when you bought just to make a shield to a sword for a prime home game (Everton not scored vs Pool at Anfield for ages) seems like a waste. Soy prob a 6 pointer but also a very good chance of that. Lund got one of the best home games to get both cs and even more

                                      Tammy could save you your trouble but if he plays, Martial or Tielemans looks like the one closest to the chop, Martial a bit higher ceiling but Tielemans fixture is better on paper.

                                      Depending on Tammy information i would perhaps make a call between Martial, Tielemans and Soy. More fun watching if you bench Soy i guess and prob just 3 or 4 points better of f than the two midfielders. Soy first on bench is what i would land on, but really a toin coss decision

                                2. Akshatjazz
                                    7 months, 15 days ago

                                    Any one of Liv Def

                                    1. sunzip14
                                      • 3 Years
                                      7 months, 15 days ago

                                      Whoever I bench will be the wrong one.

                                3. Akshatjazz
                                    7 months, 15 days ago

                                    Do u think by the end of the GW 20 mousset will be differential than ings and scoring more points than him ??

                                    1. Disturbed
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 6 Years
                                      7 months, 15 days ago

                                      No

                                      1. Akshatjazz
                                          7 months, 15 days ago

                                          Can you elaborate??

                                          1. Disturbed
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 6 Years
                                            7 months, 15 days ago

                                            No

                                        • Akshatjazz
                                            7 months, 15 days ago

                                            Cuz the fixture r good for Sheffield and moreover ings is injury prone !

                                            1. bench boost for every gamew…
                                              • 3 Years
                                              7 months, 15 days ago

                                              Mousset looks a bit fragile too, and Wilder got 4 strikers, that goes for Hassenhutl as well. Both will be rotated and both comes with a risk in terms of fitness. Ings looks back to his Burnley days, so i´m not that worried actually. Part of his problems during his spell at Liverpool i think was a lack of regular gametime and training regime at Pool probably a bit different than at the south coast. The only way Hassenhutl keeps his job is to score more than the opponent, as his side can´t defend. When you look at goalscorers in that Saints team, there is actually two, Ings and JWP. Long and Obafemi is not goalscorers and Adams seems to struggle at this level. then you got some tricky and pacy wingers but they´re not goalscorers, just providing the service. Wilder will keep his job no matter what and that means as he has said he will, change his team from time to time and he was hinting that it meant rotating his attackers.

                                      2. AC Yew
                                        • 1 Year
                                        7 months, 15 days ago

                                        Hey guys any ideas what to do here to improve:

                                        Pope
                                        Roberston Soy Lundstram Rico
                                        Maddison Mount KDB Mane
                                        Vardy Jimenez

                                        Heaton Kelly Dendoncker Abraham

                                        2 FTs, 0.8 ITB. Thinking to switch up a GK?

                                        1. Akshatjazz
                                            7 months, 15 days ago

                                            Swap mount > zaha and then Heaton > Henderson

                                        2. JurgenRodgers
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 3 Years
                                          7 months, 15 days ago

                                          Exact funds to do..

                                          Martial/Mount - Kdb/Zaha -4

                                          Y or N

                                          1. Akshatjazz
                                              7 months, 15 days ago

                                              Yes

                                            • RECKLESS
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • 7 Years
                                              7 months, 15 days ago

                                              Mount has AvL thats the issue and Martial can score vs poor Spurs defence.nI am in same doubt myself. Probably wait for predicted lineups. As you may want Son vs Burnley

                                              1. RECKLESS
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                • 7 Years
                                                7 months, 15 days ago

                                                Please advice me.below bro

                                              2. JurgenRodgers
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                • 3 Years
                                                7 months, 15 days ago

                                                I already have Son, held onto Mount too long

                                                Can see Kante start over him

                                          2. RECKLESS
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 7 Years
                                            7 months, 15 days ago

                                            Is it worth doing
                                            1)Pope to Henderson/Guaita
                                            (Projections still have Pope up top on points projections even with Mcity next. So many save points expected?!)
                                            2) Mount to Zaha (But mount has AVL next)
                                            3) Save FT
                                            P.S: Have WC intact to use in 6gws

                                          3. Winston.
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 6 Years
                                            7 months, 15 days ago

                                            How did Zaha play yesterday ? Can he be trusted? All I can see is one goal attempt and one goal...but great fixtures coming up indeed and could be great value at 6.6.

                                            1. RECKLESS
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • 7 Years
                                              7 months, 15 days ago

                                              Worth only if you keep him for next 8. Main reason to get is he is nailed even in hectic schedule but Mount/Pulisc will miss some

                                              1. RECKLESS
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                • 7 Years
                                                7 months, 15 days ago

                                                Please advice me above bro

                                            2. Akshatjazz
                                                7 months, 15 days ago

                                                He is reliable over the coming gameweek and provides a strong bench option also (if u have kbd,mane,pulisic,maddison()

                                              • Will Kane
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                • 3 Years
                                                7 months, 15 days ago

                                                I've brought him in this week, just got bored of Mount and, as others have said, he should be nailed for a good run of fixtures. Having some reliable starters in December is always good

                                                1. HUATSHOOTER
                                                  • 3 Years
                                                  7 months, 15 days ago

                                                  Totally agreeee

                                            3. GW15 DS stats, Fixture and clean sheet odds
                                              G-Whizz
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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                                              • 2 Years
                                              7 months, 15 days ago

                                              GW15 DS stats, fixtures and clean sheet odds

                                              Liverpool (657DS) beat Brighton 2-1 at Anfield, Manchester City (408DS) drew 2-2 with Newcastle away at St. James' Park in the early kick-off and Chelsea (402DS) lost 1-0 to West Ham at Stamford Bridge. Just under the radar were Spurs (329DS) and they beat Bournemouth 3-2 at home.

                                              https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/comment/21219576

                                              LIV: 543
                                              ARS: 431
                                              CHE: 414
                                              MCY: 412
                                              LEI: 305
                                              WLV: 172
                                              SHU: 158
                                              CRY: 93
                                              NOR: 75
                                              TOT: 14
                                              MUN: -14
                                              SOT: -75
                                              BOU: -93
                                              NEW: -158
                                              WHU: -172
                                              WAT: -305
                                              BUR: -412
                                              AVL: -414
                                              BHA: -431
                                              EVE: -543

                                              (Doosra gives a more detailed explanation of these numbers here http://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/comment/16458109)

                                              Liverpool (543DS) lead the way with their local derby at Anfield facing Everton, followed by Arsenal (431DS) as they welcome Brighton to the Emirates. In third we see Chelsea (414DS) as they play Aston Villa at Stamford Bridge, with Manchester City (412DS) fourth with their away fixture at Burnley. Just under the radar and I'm not sure they should be totally ignored are Leicester (305DS) as they welcome a managerless Watford to the King Power Stadium.

                                              GW15 fixture odds can be found here:
                                              http://prntscr.com/q4v0my
                                              (Provided by Betbrain)

                                              GW14 clean sheets
                                              LIV: 51% ❌
                                              MCY: 51% ❌
                                              CHE: 43% ❌
                                              MUN: 41% ❌
                                              TOT: 41% ❌
                                              WOL: 41% ❌
                                              LEI: 40% ❌
                                              BUR: 35% ❌
                                              SOT: 33% ❌
                                              CPL: 28% ✅
                                              ARS: 27% ❌
                                              SHU: 25% ❌
                                              WAT: 23% ❌
                                              EVE: 18% ❌
                                              AST: 15% ❌
                                              NOR: 14% ❌
                                              BOU: 12% ❌
                                              BRI: 9% ❌
                                              WHU: 9% ✅
                                              NEW: 8% ❌

                                              GW15 clean sheet odds
                                              MCY: 55%
                                              LEI: 52%
                                              SHU: 50%
                                              CHE: 48%
                                              LIV: 48%
                                              WOL: 42%
                                              ARS: 37%
                                              SOT: 35%
                                              CPL: 34%
                                              MUN: 28%
                                              TOT: 28%
                                              NEW: 25%
                                              BOU: 24%
                                              WHU: 20%
                                              NOR: 17%
                                              BRI: 14%
                                              WAT: 13%
                                              EVE: 12%
                                              BUR: 9%
                                              AST: 8%
                                              (Provided by Betfair)

                                              Heard from Doosra recently who is busy with the election at the moment, so hopefully once that's over we'll see him back on here soon. The fixtures are coming thick and fast now, so good luck everyone and may your arrows be green 🙂

                                              G

                                              1. DMil
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                • 5 Years
                                                7 months, 15 days ago

                                                Thanks for posting!

                                                1. G-Whizz
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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                                                  • 2 Years
                                                  7 months, 15 days ago

                                                  You're welcome 🙂

                                              2. Amey
                                                • 1 Year
                                                7 months, 15 days ago

                                                Thanks for posting even with such quick turnaround of gw's.

                                                Bdw, CS is a dead concept isn't it 😮

                                              3. FPL Virgin
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                • 3 Years
                                                7 months, 15 days ago

                                                What does Doosra do in relation to politics?

                                                1. G-Whizz
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  • Has Moderation Rights
                                                  • 2 Years
                                                  7 months, 15 days ago

                                                  Dunno. Ask him when you see him...

                                            4. ChelseaBlues223
                                              • 1 Year
                                              7 months, 15 days ago

                                              Choose two:
                                              A Jimenez
                                              B Alli
                                              C Maddison (Have Vardy ofc)

                                              1. RECKLESS
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                • 7 Years
                                                7 months, 15 days ago

                                                A and B

                                            5. NOMONEY
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • 5 Years
                                              7 months, 15 days ago

                                              In the past 8 gameweeks, 6 out of 8 of the highest scoring player was a defender:

                                              GW7 - Doherty (15pts)
                                              GW8
                                              GW9 - Alonso (14pts)
                                              GW10
                                              GW11 - Lundstram (21pts)
                                              GW12 - Tarkowski (12pts)
                                              GW13 - Tarkowski (17pts)
                                              GW14 - Van Dijk (17pts)

                                              Also worth noting that in GW10, Perez got 20pts in that 9-0 victory against southampton, Chilwell was only 1pt short of Perez with 19pts.

                                              FPL has always been high risk high reward.. should we be considering captaining defenders more often?

                                              1. Over Midwicket
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                • 8 Years
                                                7 months, 15 days ago

                                                No.

                                              2. C_Manan
                                                  7 months, 15 days ago

                                                  good luck with that strategy

                                                • RECKLESS
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  • 7 Years
                                                  7 months, 15 days ago

                                                  Only if its TAA and Milner is sure to not play. Problem.is it is not assured Milner will be benched. Even last gw when I saw Milner benched, I thought of TAA as he will get all setpieces then

                                                  1. NOMONEY
                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                    • 5 Years
                                                    7 months, 15 days ago

                                                    milner has only started in 2 PL games this season and the rest were 10 or 20min cameos, dont see how it would affect TAA's returns

                                                • Holmes
                                                  • 6 Years
                                                  7 months, 15 days ago

                                                  Tarkowski 😮

                                                • Bird Raymond
                                                  • 9 Years
                                                  7 months, 15 days ago

                                                  I doubt even Tarkowski would have captained Tarkowski for 2 weeks in a row! Lundstram Vs Nor looks tempting though.

                                                  1. NOMONEY
                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                    • 5 Years
                                                    7 months, 14 days ago

                                                    could do a cheeky VC on lundstram, you never know

                                                • bench boost for every gamew…
                                                  • 3 Years
                                                  7 months, 15 days ago

                                                  You are kind of playing against the odds but if you hit it right you hit it right.

                                              3. RECKLESS
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                • 7 Years
                                                7 months, 15 days ago

                                                Have enough money to do
                                                1)Mount to Alli. So tempted.
                                                2) Pope to Henderson(RMT projectiosn still has Pope first)
                                                3) Pope to Guaita(little overpriced)
                                                4) Mount to Zaha
                                                5) Save FT as Mount has AVL

                                              4. andres
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                • 8 Years
                                                7 months, 15 days ago

                                                What would you do with this team? Pope to Guaita?

                                                Pope
                                                TAA Soy Lund
                                                Mane KDB Son Tielemans
                                                Rash Vardy Jimenez

                                                Kelly, cantwell, Pieters 0.7 ITB 1FT.

                                              5. Jon Snow
                                                • 4 Years
                                                7 months, 15 days ago

                                                Brought in Gazza last week on WC but regretting my decision. Thoughts on a cheeky move to Henderson?

                                                1. maratus
                                                  • 5 Years
                                                  7 months, 15 days ago

                                                  Whats the bandwagon with Henderson?

                                                  1. Jon Snow
                                                    • 4 Years
                                                    7 months, 15 days ago

                                                    Sheff have some nice fixtures, lots of 2 FDR for the next few months

                                              6. maratus
                                                • 5 Years
                                                7 months, 15 days ago

                                                Morning lads!
                                                Could use some advice here.

                                                Gazzaniga (Button)
                                                TAA Robertson Soy (Janmaat, Rico)
                                                Son Maddison KDB Mount
                                                Tammy Vardy Rashford

                                                1.4 ITB
                                                Im thinking, that i could replace Gazzaniga this GW, to maybe Guaita or someone else.
                                                Deal Mount next GW and get rid of Maddison before Gw18 against City.
                                                Tammy injured kind of makes decisions harder. Any ideas?

                                                1. bench boost for every gamew…
                                                  • 3 Years
                                                  7 months, 15 days ago

                                                  away to United not the worst fixtures for a keeper, keep.

                                                  would much rather getting rid of Rico or janmaat, the former with bad fixtures and on 4 yellows, latter being injured and also not the best of games to come anyway.

                                                  Depends on Tammy, could be nice to have a decent fourth defender if he is out and nearing holy times it could be wise to invest in better options than Janmaat and Rico