Scout Notes

Returns for De Bruyne and Sterling owners but doubts remain about City assets

NEWCASTLE 2-2 MANCHESTER CITY

  • Goals: Jetro Willems (£4.6m), Jonjo Shelvey (£5.0m) | Raheem Sterling (£11.9m), Kevin de Bruyne (£10.2m)
  • Assists: Miguel Almiron (£5.8m), Christian Atsu (£5.4m) | David Silva (£7.6m)
  • Bonus: de Bruyne x3, Shelvey x2, Martin Dubravka (£5.0m) x1

A late Kevin de Bruyne (£10.2m) stunner reminiscent of mid-90s Tony Yeboah almost stole all three points for Manchester City at Newcastle but, thanks to a long-range Jonjo Shelvey (£5.0m) equaliser, the champions have dropped vital points on Tyneside for the second time in 2019.

Raheem Sterling (£11.9m) put the visitors ahead after some scrappy in-box interplay with David Silva (£7.6m) resulted in a calm finish into the far corner past Martin Dubravka (£5.0m). He could easily have scored a second in stoppage time, his low volley bringing a good save from the Slovakian after a glorious pass from de Bruyne.

Amidst the emergence of some fantastic mid-priced midfielders and the Jose Mourinho-inspired rush to get Tottenham Hotspur assets, Sterling has been sold by over 600,000 managers since Gameweek 11.

Whether it’s frustration over his three preceding blank Gameweeks or the need to raise money, a lot of faith had been lost in the 24-year-old. Even this goal was out-performed by de Bruyne, who claimed three more bonus points.

What may still concern owners is that six of his eight league goals have come away from home and only one assist has been registered all season.

Sterling has 15+ goals and assists from both 2018-19 and 2017-18, so to have only set up one goal by Gameweek 14 is alarming. He is also one yellow card away from suspension.


De Bruyne had an unremarkable afternoon before his stunning strike, offering a consistent set-piece threat against a side known for their feebleness in such situations but was unable to create much in open play, apart from the occasional wayward shot.

The Belgian has scored in two successive matches, just as the assists have started to dry up. It would have been difficult to sustain the astonishing rate of ten assists in nine games, considering the seasonal Premier League record is 20, so his 40.4% ownership will be delighted to see him already on four goals. Until this season, he has never scored more than eight for Man City.

Newcastle quickly responded to Sterling’s goal via Jetro Willems (£4.6m) after being teed-up by Miguel Almiron (£5.8m), letting the ball run inside onto his right foot and firing home.

That means a remarkable nine of their 13 goals (69.2%) have come from defenders. The loanee from Eintracht Frankfurt has flown under the radar this season with his two goals and two assists and is owned by just 2% of Fantasy Premier League bosses.

Up next for the Magpies is a trip to Sheffield United, before facing Southampton, Burnley and Crystal Palace, making Willems an interesting differential at a time where not many reliable clean sheets options are emerging.

Pep Guardiola must be frustrated that his defence conceded to the side with the league’s lowest expected goals (xG) total of 10.71. Although their failure to keep clean sheets isn’t as bad as Liverpool’s, it is now four unsuccessful shut-outs in a row for a high-line back four that looks particularly vulnerable.

Hindsight says that failing to replace Vincent Kompany was a mistake, especially once Aymeric Laporte (£6.3m) suffered a long-term knee injury against Brighton in Gameweek 4. It has forced Guardiola to fast-track with his plan to convert Fernandinho (£5.2m) into a centre-back, usually alongside the unconvincing John Stones (£5.3m) or Nicolas Otamendi (£5.1m).

Furthermore, his handling of Benjamin Mendy (£5.7m) suggests he is not impressed by the left-back and upcoming games against Burnley, Manchester United, Arsenal and Leicester don’t offer much optimism.

Fernandinho was booked for a foul on Joelinton (£5.7m) but it was the pacy Allan Saint-Maximin (£5.4m) who troubled City the most. The unpredictable but exciting Frenchman likes to bamboozle defences and caused occasional trouble for the also-quick Kyle Walker (£5.8m). St James’ Park was cold and quiet today but there was a buzz whenever Saint-Maximin received the ball.

Of course, the summer signing from Nice is still without a goal – just like Almiron – but his constant threat will pass the ‘eye test’ for managers looking for a cheap, rotation-proof differential. He limped off shortly before de Bruyne’s screamer but it looked purely precautionary.

Steve Bruce said of the French winger:

He’s sore. He had a sore one just before half-time but I’m sure he’ll be OK.

The thigh injury of Sergio Aguero (£11.8m) gave Gabriel Jesus (£9.6m) a rare start, despite tallying an impressive 26 goals from his 39 previous league starts in England.

In truth, the Brazilian had a quiet game. He linked up quite well with both Sterling and Riyad Mahrez (£8.3m), setting up half-chances along the way but, apart from a 68th-minute shot at Dubravka, produced very little threat to the well-drilled Newcastle defence.

David Silva is now the game’s fifth highest-scoring midfielder with 67 points, keeping things ticking over with another assist – his sixth of the season.

Before being replaced by Bernardo Silva (£7.9m), the former Valencia man chipped in an inviting cross to Jesus at the back post which just missed any sort of vital contact.

The Portuguese Silva was only given a place on the bench after his return from a one-match suspension, gained for a controversial tweet sent to teammate Mendy. His cameo began in the 69th minute and, within a few minutes, had already caused the Newcastle defence more problems than Mahrez did.

Reflecting on the game, Guardiola said:

It’s what we’ve lived the last four years. We found a way and today, we found it again but unfortunately, at the end, we conceded a goal.

We could not score all the chances we had; they scored the two chances they had. Sometimes it happens.

It’s the game we expected, solid, with ten players in the box, we played so well. We tried to win the game. Maybe they pushed a little bit, that situation didn’t happen too much. We played well and Dubravka made good saves. We arrived in front of the ball many times, unfortunately, we could not score.

Newcastle United XI (5-4-1): Dubravka; Manquillo, Clark, Fernandez, Dummett, Willems; Almiron, Hayden, Shelvey, Saint-Maximin (Atsu 81’); Joelinton (Gayle 70’).

Manchester City XI (4-3-3): Ederson; Walker, Fernandinho, Stones, Mendy; De Bruyne, Gundogan, D Silva (B Silva 69’); Mahrez (Foden 69’), Jesus (Rodri 84’), Sterling.

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1,198 Comments Post a Comment
  1. The Overthinker - I blame R…
    • 3 Years
    5 days, 23 hours ago

    BB15 looks so good for some

    1. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      5 days, 23 hours ago

      Midweek EPL games are historically rotation territory

      And rotation already started this weekend

      1. The Overthinker - I blame R…
        • 3 Years
        5 days, 23 hours ago

        A fair point, but if someone has all the nailed players , who are crucial to their team, think that can work well

        1. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          5 days, 23 hours ago

          True

    2. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 days, 23 hours ago

      if you think your bench will start then go for it

  2. Gunner Boy
    • 5 Years
    5 days, 23 hours ago

    Mendy >?

    A- TAA
    B- Robertson

    1. JohnBlack
      • 1 Year
      5 days, 23 hours ago

      A

  3. FPL Bloody Hell !!!!
    • 2 Years
    5 days, 23 hours ago

    Robbo + gazza ➡ PVA + Henderson ??

    1. In and Out
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      5 days, 23 hours ago

      Wouldn’t bother

    2. STRANGER INGS
      • 3 Years
      5 days, 23 hours ago

      Why tho???

      1. FPL Bloody Hell !!!!
        • 2 Years
        5 days, 23 hours ago

        Sick of no clean sheets from liverpool and spurs 🙂

    3. Van der Faart
      • 8 Years
      5 days, 23 hours ago

      No way. Gazza to someone else for sure but dont ditch Robbo unless you've got TAA as well.

      1. FPL Bloody Hell !!!!
        • 2 Years
        5 days, 23 hours ago

        Yes I've got TAA as well 🙂

        1. Van der Faart
          • 8 Years
          5 days, 23 hours ago

          Go go go then.

  4. balint84
    • 3 Years
    5 days, 23 hours ago

    Willems or Kelly for long trem?

    1. Pukki Party
      • 2 Years
      5 days, 23 hours ago

      Kelly

    2. J ⚒ Gimme your Mané…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 days, 23 hours ago

      Willems

  5. diesel001
    • 3 Years
    5 days, 23 hours ago

    Two poor goals concede by Pope. Could have saved both of them.

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      5 days, 23 hours ago

      Definitely
      It has started the Zaha wagon here too 😀

    2. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      5 days, 23 hours ago

      Second one was Mee's fault.

      1. lilmessipran
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        5 days, 23 hours ago

        My* gosh grammar

        1. STRANGER INGS
          • 3 Years
          5 days, 23 hours ago

          GOLD 😀

    3. RECKLESS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      5 days, 23 hours ago

      Yes both near post and shows his dip in form. Pope to Henderson is the transfer for people with WC still. Guaita was lucky to get Cleanie though plus 5mn is too much for CPl defender. Might as well spend 5.5mn and get their OOP Van Anholt

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        5 days, 23 hours ago

        PVA isn't OOP. He's just a sometimes-offensive fullback.

  6. Rinseboy
    • 7 Years
    5 days, 23 hours ago

    Cant believe I sold KDB this week. First real bad move this season.
    Sold for Son. Should I try and get him back this week or save FT and reasses and lay in the bed I have made!?
    Double Pool defence is getting in my nerves too!

    Pope
    TAA Robbo Soy Lunds Rico
    Son Mane Maddison Pulisic Cantwell
    Tammy Vardy Jimi
    0.7ITB

    1. SouthCoastSaint
      • 8 Years
      5 days, 23 hours ago

      You sold for Son? Why is this an issue.

    2. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      5 days, 23 hours ago

      Did the same - I’ll shift mount on to Kdb in a couple of GW’s

      No rush imo

      1. Rinseboy
        • 7 Years
        5 days, 23 hours ago

        any ideas what to with my pool defence?!

        1. Eat my goal!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          5 days, 23 hours ago

          Again same boat 1 keeping for the next two and then shifting 1 before GW18

          Think of them as mids who are returning

    3. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      5 days, 23 hours ago

      If you're calling like-for-like switch (points-wise) your worst move, then things aren't exactly bad.

      Would leave it now. Will cost you more took get him back.

    4. Rinseboy
      • 7 Years
      5 days, 23 hours ago

      thanks all

    5. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      5 days, 23 hours ago

      That's exactly my team except Cantwell to Saka and more money itb!

      Dont panic that's a good team mate!

  7. balint84
    • 3 Years
    5 days, 23 hours ago

    Do you know anything about Cahill? Will he play next?

    1. RECKLESS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      5 days, 23 hours ago

      Go PVA or avoid.

      1. balint84
        • 3 Years
        5 days, 23 hours ago

        CP have many CS gaainst smaller teams + good fixtures

        1. RECKLESS
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          5 days, 23 hours ago

          They have kept just 3 CS entire season so no. Compare LEI with 6 and one match less played

          1. J ⚒ Gimme your Mané…
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            5 days, 23 hours ago

            That is not a true reflection of the picture.

            They’ve played Tottenham, wolves, city, arsenal, chelsea, Leicester and Liverpool in their first 14 games.

  8. RECKLESS
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    5 days, 23 hours ago

    I dont know what stops me from captaining Vardy over Mane/Salah!!
    Last season mids scored way higher than forwards and Liv being better team than Lei maybe plays on my mind. But have kept captaincy on Vardy vs Watford next and feel now Mane/Salah will outscore. Captaincy affect your points by 7% according to that ffs article some days back and that is close to 150 pts. Plus any given week Mane/Vardy both have great matches and form. This stupid luck factor separates 1k from winner :/

    1. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      5 days, 23 hours ago

      Last season forwards did fine. If you look at cut off in GW22 Kane and Auba we’re exactly matching Sterling

      They fell off in second half Of season due to injury and rotation.

    1. RECKLESS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      5 days, 23 hours ago

      With again weekend match, I feel he will start from bench

      1. RECKLESS
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        5 days, 23 hours ago

        As player being hopeful is different from actually being fit. I remember Pogba declaring fit to play after international but will return vs City. I know this is small injury but atleast a week to heal after being stretchered off

    2. HollywoodXI
      • 5 Years
      5 days, 23 hours ago

      As a Tammy keeper, I hope this is true!

      1. RECKLESS
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        5 days, 23 hours ago

        I did Tammy to Ings for free and it paid off.. PLus Ings could ris eby 0.2mn this week and Tammy fall by 0.2mn so could be cheaper to buy back on weekend

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          5 days, 23 hours ago

          I decided to play C.Taylor who got 1 point rather than bring Ings in a for a hit. Have no money in the bank so don't want to lock myself out of getting Abraham back in soon.

    3. Atimis
      • 3 Years
      5 days, 23 hours ago

      Fit for a bench or a starting XI, that is the question

    4. The Units
      • 9 Years
      5 days, 23 hours ago

      Hopeful not nailed

  9. Atimis
    • 3 Years
    5 days, 23 hours ago

    Pope to Henderson and save the second FT ?
    Should be GTG ?

    Pope*
    TAA/Soy/Lund
    Mane/KDB/Pulisic/Maddison
    Auba/Vardy(c)/Jim

    Button/Tomori/Hayden/Rico

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 days, 23 hours ago

      Nice moves - i wanna find 0.1 for Pope to Henderson.

      1. Atimis
        • 3 Years
        5 days, 23 hours ago

        Surely you can make some def downgrade ?

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          5 days, 23 hours ago

          Taylor to Kelly or Pereira to Chilwell/Soyuncu

          1. Atimis
            • 3 Years
            5 days, 23 hours ago

            Both looking really good tbh

    2. Kopkloppers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 days, 23 hours ago

      Arteta and Howe shortlisted for Everton and Arsenal. I hope we get Howe but not a lot in it. Arteta wants to avoid Arsenal atm IMO

  10. SkekTek (AKA: AnzhiBabakin)
    • 4 Years
    5 days, 23 hours ago

    Martial over Son (during poch) a few weeks back now feels like a very silly decision. That damn price keeps pushing up too.
    Might have to be Alli

    1. Van der Faart
      • 8 Years
      5 days, 23 hours ago

      Alli will be more value long term anyway I reckon

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 days, 23 hours ago

      Alli looking a very good option. Wish I could fit him myself.

  11. Bobby9
    5 days, 23 hours ago

    Lads 🙂

    Any info about pogba !!!!

    Will he be there against spurs???
    Any training news from pogba???

    Probability ...
    Luke shaw - 80-90%
    Pogba - ???%

    1. Bobby9
      5 days, 23 hours ago

      Replies 🙂 ??

    2. Van der Faart
      • 8 Years
      5 days, 23 hours ago

      Only Ole knows I reckon

  12. We Will Klopp you
    • 3 Years
    5 days, 23 hours ago

    I have up to 5m available to replace pope. Who's the better option?

    A) Henderson

    Or B) Guaita

    1. Van der Faart
      • 8 Years
      5 days, 23 hours ago

      Henderson

      1. Jurgen Flopp
        • 5 Years
        5 days, 23 hours ago

        Guaita. Only 0.3m more than Henderson.

    2. Pukki Party
      • 2 Years
      5 days, 23 hours ago

      B

    3. Atimis
      • 3 Years
      5 days, 23 hours ago

      A as don’t have 5.0 but don’t trust CP soo much anyway

    4. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      5 days, 23 hours ago

      Neither. Buy Martin or Henderson as a backup keeper.

  13. SkekTek (AKA: AnzhiBabakin)
    • 4 Years
    5 days, 23 hours ago

    If Abraham is fit...
    A. Abraham and Alli (1 move)
    B. Abra and Martial (no moves)
    C. Ings and Son (2 moves)

    1. Bobby9
      5 days, 23 hours ago

      B

    2. antis0cial
      • 3 Years
      5 days, 23 hours ago

      A

    3. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 days, 23 hours ago

      A

    4. FDMS All Starz
      • 4 Years
      5 days, 23 hours ago

      Stay with B for now and maybe do A after next GW

  14. Shark Team
    • 2 Years
    5 days, 23 hours ago

    Best replacement for Pope?
    Guaita or Henderson
    *I also own Lundstram

    1. Van der Faart
      • 8 Years
      5 days, 23 hours ago

      How confident are you in defensive double ups? I'd go Henderson if so.

  15. Van der Faart
    • 8 Years
    5 days, 23 hours ago

    2FT here.

    Tempted to make the move to 3-5-2 with Abraham out take the risk of not getting him back in.

    Pulisic, Dendo and Ings to Zaha, Dele and Connolly (-4)

    Leaves me with

    Pope (Gazza)
    TAA Lund Soyu (Rico Kelly)
    Zaha Madds Mane KDB Alli
    Jimi Vardy (Connoly)

    Worth a -4?

    1. antis0cial
      • 3 Years
      5 days, 23 hours ago

      I wouldn't want to lose Ings right now. The three transferring out could well outscore the 3 coming in, esp with the -4

    2. Shark Team
      • 2 Years
      5 days, 23 hours ago

      Pulisic has great fixtures coming and ings has form and fixtures so I would say no...

    3. mojoindojo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 days, 23 hours ago

      No way

    4. Van der Faart
      • 8 Years
      5 days, 23 hours ago

      Thanks for the advice folks

  16. FDMS All Starz
    • 4 Years
    5 days, 23 hours ago

    Have both Mount & Tammy, who do I get rid first or both? Have 1FT and 0.3 itb...can always save the FT and reassess next GW

    1. antis0cial
      • 3 Years
      5 days, 23 hours ago

      Mount depending on Tammy fitness though

    2. Van der Faart
      • 8 Years
      5 days, 23 hours ago

      Wait for team news and see what the story is with Abraham injury first. If you can withstand another price drop that is.

  17. antis0cial
    • 3 Years
    5 days, 23 hours ago

    How's this WC looking (already puled trigger). Happy with starting 11 but do I stick with Rico/Tomori? .6itb monitoring Tammy fitness, would go Jime or ings if not fit

    Hendo
    TAA Soy Lund
    Mane KDB Son Ali Zaha
    Vardy Tammy

    Martin Mousset Tomori Rico

    1. ClassiX
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      5 days, 23 hours ago

      Kelly for Rico is popular over the next 7 GW's. Son and Alli may be too much Spurs. Pulisic, Ings and Jimenez (instead of Son, Tammy and Mousset) may give you a better balanced team, with good bench cover over the busy period.

      1. antis0cial
        • 3 Years
        5 days, 22 hours ago

        Thanks, appreciated. Kelly for Rico is a good call if he keeps his place. I’m Liking the spurs double up the way Morinho is setting his team up so I’m happy gambling on that. Jime will come in if Tammy injured, Tammy still great value if fit.

        1. ClassiX
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          5 days, 22 hours ago

          Cheers. Good luck. Not sure if it's better or worse to only have 2/3 days to tinker with a WC team... 🙂

  18. manu4life99
    • 9 Years
    5 days, 23 hours ago

    A) Use FTs to plan a decent gw18 side without hits

    B) Use FTs to build a BB squad gw17 (but require a hit in gw18)

    BB gw17 would be Henderson,Aurier,Zaha,Soy

    1. Kopkloppers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 days, 23 hours ago

      I am happy so many wC's holding to get the best out of the missing fixture.
      I used early when it was clear how individuals we playing and massive surgery can be sorted early.

  19. Bobby Digital
    • 2 Years
    5 days, 23 hours ago

    How you like this team?

    Schmeichel
    VVD TAA Lundstram
    Salah KDB Zaha Tielemans
    Tammy* Pukki Vardy

    Button Kelly Aurier Jorginho

    Subs in right order? 1 FT and 1.0m ITB. Should I save transfer or do Button to Henderson and play BB? Any other ideas? Cheers.

    1. OneTreeTwoStars
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      5 days, 23 hours ago

      P.S the Pukki party ended a long time ago

  20. Kopkloppers
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    5 days, 23 hours ago

    Arteta and Howe shortlisted for Everton and Arsenal. I hope we get Howe but not a lot in it. Arteta wants to avoid Arsenal atm IMO.

    1. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      5 days, 23 hours ago

      Benitez is the man. 'Defense wins you championships'.

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        5 days, 23 hours ago

        Everton will be in the championship if they don't sack Silva

  21. Ginkapo FPL
    • 8 Years
    5 days, 23 hours ago

    All the midweek games are on Amazon. WTF

    1. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      5 days, 23 hours ago

      Beginning the of the end

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 days, 23 hours ago

      Get yourself a Amazon Prime deal and you will get them all plus the boxing day games.

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        5 days, 23 hours ago

        Free as long as you remember to cancel your trial after 30 days

        1. MC Hammer
          • 7 Years
          5 days, 21 hours ago

          *before

    3. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      5 days, 23 hours ago

      New deal that PL signed for next three seasons.

      Amazon also have all (10) the Boxing Day fixtures.

      But BT are showing all (10) of the New Year fixtures. BT also have all (10) of another set of midweek fixtures.

  22. KINGS
    5 days, 23 hours ago

    Play Pope or Heaton this week?

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 days, 23 hours ago

      Heaton

  23. manu4life99
    • 9 Years
    5 days, 23 hours ago

    A) Pope > Guaita/Henderson
    B) Tammy > Ings
    C) Save FT

    Pope
    TAA Lund Soy
    Mane KDB Maddison Pulisic
    Vardy Jiminez Tammy*

    Heaton,tomori,aurier,dend

    1. Van der Faart
      • 8 Years
      5 days, 23 hours ago

      Wait for news on Tammy. Many doing some version of A. Which I probably will myself.

  24. FDMS All Starz
    • 4 Years
    5 days, 23 hours ago

    I’ve noticed that when spurs attack, they go 3 at the back pushing Aurier forward as much as possible, saw him a lot on the right wing yesterday and should had a goal/assist...surely a volcano waiting to explode? Get him in after Utd or their defence still too unstable?

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 days, 23 hours ago

      Think their defence will come good but will take a few more games.

    2. Van der Faart
      • 8 Years
      5 days, 23 hours ago

      Defence is still a mess. But Aurier is getting into some great positions and his crossing is excellent. If Jose can stabilise the defence and start churning out the clean sheets then he'll be a great asset. The problem is the keeper. Gazza doesnt give the defenders the same confidence Lloris does.

    3. balint84
      • 3 Years
      5 days, 23 hours ago

      aurier is a magnet of cards

      1. Van der Faart
        • 8 Years
        5 days, 23 hours ago

        Hes had zero yellows this season.

        1. FPL Bloody Hell !!!!
          • 2 Years
          5 days, 23 hours ago

          Two yellow n red vs saints?

          1. Van der Faart
            • 8 Years
            5 days, 23 hours ago

            Sorry forgot that game. Yes he was sent off. Two yellows in a couple of minutes. Still only 2 yellows technically this season. Far more card magnetty players than him this season so far

  25. The Legend Squad
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    5 days, 23 hours ago

    Have exact money and 2FT...

    Tammy & Mount —> Ings & Alli

    Would leave me with:

    Gazza
    TAA Tomori Lundstram Rico Kelly
    Mane KDB Alli Martial Maddison
    Jimenez Vardy Ings

    Thoughts?

    1. manu4life99
      • 9 Years
      5 days, 23 hours ago

      Looks good but who would u bench? Wait for chelsea news on inj

  26. balint84
    • 3 Years
    5 days, 23 hours ago

    Cahill, Willems or Montoya for long term?

    1. manu4life99
      • 9 Years
      5 days, 23 hours ago

      W

  27. HMC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    5 days, 23 hours ago

    Remaining wildcarders, when are you planning to use it?
    Is it too much of a gamble to activate now with quick turn around in games?

    Have keeper change to make, more zaha, spurs mid and possibly Ings upgrade soon

    Trying to work out when is best to use, cheers

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 2 Years
      5 days, 23 hours ago

      GW18 or the last GW of the season

      1. Bobby Digital
        • 2 Years
        5 days, 23 hours ago

        * year not season

      2. HMC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        5 days, 22 hours ago

        Right, not much to lose then besides a bit of rotation if I use it now

  28. The Legend Squad
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    5 days, 23 hours ago

    Anyone who watched the last 2 Spurs games... does Alli pass the eye-test? Is he becoming more and more central to Spurs, or were they lucky goals? Does it honestly look like the start of a true leg of form?

    1. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      5 days, 23 hours ago

      He excels

    2. Van der Faart
      • 8 Years
      5 days, 23 hours ago

      Everyone trying to squeeze Son in but Alli will offer far more value for money in the long term in my opinion.

    3. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 days, 23 hours ago

      Looking very dangerous and is getting in the box a lot. Would love to get him in.

  29. 50milliondownthedrain
    • 1 Year
    5 days, 23 hours ago

    any suggestions appreciated!

    ryan button

    taa Robertson lund Soy Hanley

    pul madders son mane martial

    vardy Abraham greenwood

    0.7 ITB 1 FT