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. Woy_is_back
    • 2 Years
    5 days, 23 hours ago

    Without the Mané captain fail I would have had a really good rank 🙁

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

      Aye, today might hurt some

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

      Without Pool and Spurs losing their cleanies I would have had a massive week.

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

      Let's hope for a Vardy blank today

      1. Woy_is_back
        • 2 Years
        5 days, 23 hours ago

        Yeah, I need this even though I own him

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

        Vardy party imminent

      3. Cilly Bonnolly
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        5 days, 23 hours ago

        Let’s not.

    4. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 6 Years
      5 days, 23 hours ago

      Onwards and upwards

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

        This

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

      Feeling similar. Extremely scared of Vardy now! Despite owning, I need him to do terribly!

      1. Daniel - KTBFFH
        • 10 Years
        5 days, 23 hours ago

        Agreed on all. Hope Vardy blanks after fail from our captain Mane

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

    Two free trannys, 1,7 itb

    What to do?

    Pope
    Pereira TAA Rico Lundy Reid
    Mount Mane KDB Son Donkey
    Ings Vardy Jimmy

    1. jimmy.floyd
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 days, 23 hours ago

      Change Pope

      1. Woy_is_back
        • 2 Years
        5 days, 23 hours ago

        To Who?

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

      Reid to Aurier & roll

      1. Woy_is_back
        • 2 Years
        5 days, 23 hours ago

        I think Mount has to go though

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

      Two free trannys!? Where you at bro

      1. Woy_is_back
        • 2 Years
        5 days, 23 hours ago

        hehe

    4. Jullepuu
      5 days, 23 hours ago

      Pope to Guaita or Henderson and save the other one

      1. Woy_is_back
        • 2 Years
        5 days, 23 hours ago

        Pope to Guaita is one I´m probably doing. But Mason has to go methinks

        1. Jullepuu
          5 days, 22 hours ago

          I think that Mount will come good again

        2. badgerboy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          5 days, 22 hours ago

          Same boat, think I'm going to give Mount the Villa game and reassess after that.

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

      Pope to hendo and mount to zaha

  3. Jullepuu
    5 days, 23 hours ago

    What would you do here? 1 free transfer and 0.4 in the bank

    Pope Button
    TAA Robbo Soy Lund Reid
    Mane Sterling KDB Mount Hayden
    Vardy Jimenez Connolly

    Right now I think that I will do Pope to Guaita.

    1. liverpool01
      • 1 Year
      5 days, 23 hours ago

      Lose Sterling or Mount for Son or Deli

      1. liverpool01
        • 1 Year
        5 days, 23 hours ago

        Lose Kdb I meant

        1. Jullepuu
          5 days, 23 hours ago

          KDB is staying but Sterling to Son after mid week games is looking likely at the moment

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

      Sterling our for Son or Dele. Dele I reckon and upgrade another defender next week.

      1. Jullepuu
        5 days, 23 hours ago

        I fancy Sterling to outscore Son/Alli this game week. After that he is going out for one of them

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

      I wouldn’t be taking out KDB

      1. Jullepuu
        5 days, 23 hours ago

        Cheers

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

      Everyone getting rid of Pope!?!? I went Ryan gameweek1 set and forget.....

      1. Jullepuu
        5 days, 23 hours ago

        Bad fixtures and he didn't look good against Palace

  4. liverpool01
    • 1 Year
    5 days, 23 hours ago

    Keep Mount, or Mount to Zaha?
    I have Abraham

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

      I’d consider getting rid but Zaha isn’t the answer

      1. liverpool01
        • 1 Year
        5 days, 23 hours ago

        Tempting with those fixtures

    2. Jullepuu
      5 days, 23 hours ago

      Do you have Maddison? You could do Mount to Tielemans if you don't have Maddison

      1. liverpool01
        • 1 Year
        5 days, 23 hours ago

        Don't have Maddison but have 0.7 itb could get Tielemans, or take a -4 hit Abraham to Ings and Mount to Pulisic?

        1. Jullepuu
          5 days, 23 hours ago

          Wait until you know more about Abraham's injury.

          1. liverpool01
            • 1 Year
            5 days, 23 hours ago

            Cool thanks

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

      Sell mount, but prefer others to Zaha.

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

    Who wins here?

    10 points, Soyu, v Chilwell and Rashford.

    Rest of team is identical.

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

      10 and Soy probably

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

        This

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

      10 p soy

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

      Chil and Rash

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

      10 + Soyuncu

  6. Nightcrawler
    5 days, 23 hours ago

    This season is such a joke. Bascially all u have to be is a casual to do well

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

      Now now you can’t win them all

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

      Rod is out !

    3. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 6 Years
      5 days, 23 hours ago

      Ohhhh

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

      I'm playing the fixtures, works.

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

      doesn’t seem to be working for you 😉

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

      Bitterness isn’t a good look mate.

    7. PlumaPiedra
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      5 days, 22 hours ago

      I'm a casual and doing badly 🙂

    8. MC Hammer
      • 7 Years
      5 days, 22 hours ago

      so why don't you do that?

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

    3gw only who scores more pts?

    A) Henderson (NEW, nor, AVL)
    B) Guaita (BOU, wat, BHA)

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

      Probably 0-1 points between them, go for Hendo and use extra cash.

    2. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 6 Years
      5 days, 23 hours ago

      Both will probably keep one clean sheet. Guaita for save pts I guess

    3. Jullepuu
      5 days, 23 hours ago

      Guaita has better long term fixtures

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

        I will be using wc

        1. Jullepuu
          5 days, 23 hours ago

          Hmm see how well Sheffield does today

    4. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      5 days, 22 hours ago

      Henderson

  8. shawry
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    5 days, 23 hours ago

    Who do people think is more worthwhile over the next few weeks? Money no issue, no other Spurs cover.

    Ali or Son?

    Cheers

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

      Dele. Value for money and he wont be rested as much as Son. Hes Jose's man already.

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

      I’m having a punt on Ali

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

      I’ve got Son but considering the double up

    4. Jullepuu
      5 days, 23 hours ago

      I like Son better because Eriksen might put Alli to the bench

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

        He absolutely won't. Not in the next few weeks anyway.

        1. Jullepuu
          5 days, 23 hours ago

          Agreed but after those few weeks could be a different story

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

            The christmas period will of course see rotation but Son wont be immune to it either

            1. Jullepuu
              5 days, 23 hours ago

              You are probably right

    5. Kay317
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      5 days, 23 hours ago

      The comments he's making about Ali suggest he's his man now, can see him playing him every game unless injured. And if he keeps doing what he's doing he could be gold.

    6. shawry
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      5 days, 23 hours ago

      Yes i’m thinking Dele too, and trying to avoid the trap that ‘more expensive = more points’

      He looks like a new player these last 2 games and back to his old self which was fantasy gold.

      Time to sell go without Salah for the first time in 2.5 years (have Mane) I think....

  9. Kay317
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    5 days, 23 hours ago

    Mount owners - what are you doing with him? I feel like now might be the time to move him on.
    I didn't see any of the game yesterday, was he useless and can you see him getting benched for next game?
    If you are getting rid, who for?
    I can survive without him for next game so may hold and use 2FT next GW to deal.

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

      Watch the game and then make a decision

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

      I got rid last week for Pulisic, think it’s time to sell. Plenty of decent options around.

    3. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
      • 4 Years
      5 days, 23 hours ago

      moved to Son this GW, was a difficult one as I got him cheap

      1. Kay317
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        5 days, 23 hours ago

        Yea me too, but if he's dipped in form and a bench risk then it's right thing to do I guess.
        You think son better option that Alli?

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

      I got rid for Alli

    5. Kane-harry Island
      • 2 Years
      5 days, 22 hours ago

      I would be benching him cos I just did Tammy to Jimenez. Could have been straight swap to Pulisic but scared he might get rested.

    6. nicoTours
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 days, 22 hours ago

      Yesterday watching the match I thought Mount and Pulisic were stepping on each others turf. The heat map in the members area seems to confirm that impression. And looking at when Mount hauled Pulisic was not in the side, or was on the opposite flank. The only time Mount scored big and Pulisic was on the same flank was on GW2, ie. when the American was still finding his feet.
      Since Pulisic is performing and has taken hold of the left wing spot, Mount has not scored or assisted.

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

    Anybody sell Sterling for Mané.
    To then captain Mané.
    To then watch your mini league rivals pull away from you as Captain Vardy rips apart a poor Everton side.

    It’s brilliant, my closest rival TC Mané this week. Couldn’t make it up haha

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

      TC is an overrated chip anyways

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

        Nobody???

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

    Who you capping next GW?

    1. Team Cruel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 days, 23 hours ago

      Party

    2. Kay317
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      5 days, 23 hours ago

      Probably Vardy

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

      Vardy until he fails me

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

      Vardy

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

      Vardy

    6. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 6 Years
      5 days, 23 hours ago

      Jimenez or Vardy

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

      We should scrap this question till gw 18 i guess

      Constant party !!!

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

        Pretty much resigned to this now given my disloyalty this GW (I capped Salah) showed me the truth!

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

      Conclusive - Vardy for me too

    9. Hasselbaink Forever - UJFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      5 days, 22 hours ago

      It’s.......Jamie Vardy

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

    Who scores more next gameweek?
    Auba BHA(H)
    or
    Jimenez WHU(H)

    *West ham's defence looked solid yesterday and finally a good GK

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

      Auba then

    2. Kay317
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      5 days, 23 hours ago

      See where Auba plays this week then decide

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

      WH upped there game Because it was a derby
      They'll be back to being sh.t again

      1. Karan14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        5 days, 23 hours ago

        Agreed with this.
        Nice to see Pellegrini get another few games.

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

        They didn't up it v Spurs and that's usually their best performance of the season. Aside from the last 10 mins anyway.

  13. theodosios
    • 2 Years
    5 days, 23 hours ago

    With that amazing schedule, do we see Guaita as a set and forget GK?

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

      Yes
      I like Ryan too though

    2. Tsparkes10
      • 1 Year
      5 days, 23 hours ago

      Good option but prefer Deno and the money itb

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

      Hendo myself but that’s coz I might bring in Kelly

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

      Quite possibly. But Kelly can afford Palace defence coverage for a bit cheaper assuming Ward out for a while.

  14. rmt this, rmt that so i sai…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    5 days, 23 hours ago

    play one:
    a. soy
    b. tom
    c. kelly

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

      A

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

    I got vardy at 8.9 but never c him.

    I will against Watford and he will Blank for the 1st time.

    Annoying thing with c this year

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

      You got Vardy and didn't captain him v any of: Brighton, Arsenal, Saints or Burnley? Who did you captain instead?

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

        Yeah who????

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

        Sticking with raz and Mane.

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

          Ouch

    2. Tsparkes10
      • 1 Year
      5 days, 23 hours ago

      Had captain fails until I saw the light and had an extra party. You're in safe hands mate

    3. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 6 Years
      5 days, 23 hours ago

      Today is my first Vardy(c) 😛

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

        Today is my 6th successive Vardy Captain, when he’s in form how could you not

        1. Jullepuu
          5 days, 22 hours ago

          Because Mane was in form too

      2. The Overthinker - I blame R…
        • 3 Years
        5 days, 22 hours ago

        And hence the blank inevitable

        1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
          • 6 Years
          5 days, 22 hours ago

          Wont be surprised really, hopefully no YC/RC/Penalty miss

          1. The Overthinker - I blame R…
            • 3 Years
            5 days, 22 hours ago

            Yc is possible

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

    Taken a hit every week since GW12 and I've gone from 127k to 17k overall.

    Luck will run out today I guess when Vardy punishes me for not captaining him.

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

      Hopefully

    2. Tsparkes10
      • 1 Year
      5 days, 23 hours ago

      Hits can be great. I did a - 4 this week and my players have easily outscored ones I got rid of. 15 up with Mousset left so worked great unless Tierney gets 20 points lol.

      What hits you make this week?

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

        Tammy and Martial to Pulisic and Ings. Not the best I must admit.

  17. No Professionals
    • 2 Years
    5 days, 23 hours ago

    So didn't listen to advice and went Abraham to kane rather than Otamendi to TAA.

    Is it madness to now use my free to do kane to ings?

    1. Tsparkes10
      • 1 Year
      5 days, 23 hours ago

      I'd keep Kane.

    2. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 days, 23 hours ago

      He will come good with the fixtures Spurs have over next few weeks.
      Also he is one of most nailed FPL attacker over this congested run of fixtures.

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

    Guys please please help me!!

    I’m happy with my team and don’t want to make any transfers!! Do I ...

    A - Do some research
    B - Do some research
    C - Do some research

    I appear to have lost my balls and unable to make a decision!!

    I know your busy but any advice will be considered. Thank you

    1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 6 Years
      5 days, 23 hours ago

      Since you dont want to make a transfer, save. No harm in that

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

      Go get a beer

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

        Already smokin a J. Don’t wanna end up wrecked - got stuff to do today hehe

  19. liiusions
    • 4 Years
    5 days, 23 hours ago

    Pope 4.0
    TAA Soy Tomori Lund Guilbert
    Mane KdB Martial Mount 4.5
    Kane Jesus Jiminez
    0ITB 1FT

    Time to hit the WC button? Had a horrible last few weeks, and Vardy is yet to punish this week 🙁

    Problem is I'd only really get rid of Kane, Jesus, Mount and maybe Pope ...

    1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 6 Years
      5 days, 23 hours ago

      Not much wrong with that team but looks like a good time to WC.

      1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
        • 6 Years
        5 days, 22 hours ago

        Would change Pope, Tomori, Mount, Martial, Kane, Jesus and get decent bench players

    2. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 days, 22 hours ago

      get a bench, fixtures will kill you

  20. Woy_is_back
    • 2 Years
    5 days, 23 hours ago

    Need a Vardy blank today

    ta

    1. dansmusen
      • 2 Years
      5 days, 22 hours ago

      Vardy owner and i am with you

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

        I’m dissatisfied with your words

      2. Woy_is_back
        • 2 Years
        5 days, 22 hours ago

        Same, will make a massive rank drop if he scores double figures

    2. Daniel - KTBFFH
      • 10 Years
      5 days, 22 hours ago

      Me too but the scene is set for explosion unfortunately

    3. The Units
      • 9 Years
      5 days, 22 hours ago

      Hattie in coming

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

        Whoop whoop

    4. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      5 days, 22 hours ago

      Yep. Sad to say as an owner but my Salah captain fail is forcing my hand

  21. Tube!!
    • 5 Years
    5 days, 23 hours ago

    1FT & 0.1 ITB for Mount > Zaha...do it now or something else?

    Schmikes
    VVD Lundstram Tomori
    Mane KDB Tielemans Mount
    Vardy Kane (C) Jimmy

    Button Mcginn Rico Mings.

    1. Jullepuu
      5 days, 22 hours ago

      You could also take a punt on JWP

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

        Do it

      2. Tube!!
        • 5 Years
        5 days, 22 hours ago

        That could be a great shout & do it for Mcginn...cheers!!

  22. The Overthinker - I blame R…
    • 3 Years
    5 days, 22 hours ago

    If arsenal show improvement today, will that change anything ?

    1. The Units
      • 9 Years
      5 days, 22 hours ago

      Not after one game

    2. OneTreeTwoStars
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      5 days, 22 hours ago

      Maybe there points total??

    3. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 6 Years
      5 days, 22 hours ago

      Depends if Ozil/Pepe performs well. No spot for strikers.

      1. The Overthinker - I blame R…
        • 3 Years
        5 days, 22 hours ago

        Ozil could be the one

    4. Daniel - KTBFFH
      • 10 Years
      5 days, 22 hours ago

      Nah. Unless Martineli or Saka becomes absolute regulars Arsenal is a huge no go for me

  23. badgerboy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    5 days, 22 hours ago

    Watford managerial roulette taking another spin of the wheel by the looks of it.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/50619972

    1. Daniel - KTBFFH
      • 10 Years
      5 days, 22 hours ago

      They just need to play Delofeu as a single striker all the time. That's it

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

        He's too popular with the ladies to be a single striker 😉

        1. The Overthinker - I blame R…
          • 3 Years
          5 days, 22 hours ago

          Oof

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

            How did your potential girlfriend receive the Thor and Loki keychains? What is your current status?

            1. The Overthinker - I blame R…
              • 3 Years
              5 days, 22 hours ago

              That potential turned into permanent signing 😀

              Whenever i can't decide whom to captain, i ask her . She has a good track record too. 6/8 succesful picks.

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

                Glad to hear it. Have you planned an anniversary keychain yet?

                1. The Overthinker - I blame R…
                  • 3 Years
                  5 days, 22 hours ago

                  Already done with the anniversary gift.

                  Gave her a watch which she was asking for months.

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

                    Lucky. I've been asking all my girlfriends for watches for years, but all I got was a lousy keychain. It's sexism gone mad!

  24. Thunder Warrior
    • 5 Years
    5 days, 22 hours ago

    All aboard Zaha train!

    1. Daniel - KTBFFH
      • 10 Years
      5 days, 22 hours ago

      I might join you. See below

  25. Daniel - KTBFFH
    • 10 Years
    5 days, 22 hours ago

    Option A.

    Mount to Pulisic.

    Option B.

    Mount to Zaha, which allows Martial to Ali next week.

    Option A means I keep Martial and don't get Alli

    1. Daniel - KTBFFH
      • 10 Years
      5 days, 22 hours ago

      What to do? Thanks

      1. badgerboy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        5 days, 22 hours ago

        Did a comparison in the members area earlier between Zaha and Mount. Mount came out on top. Think I'm going to give Mount the Villa game and see what Zaha does against Bournemouth and go from there.

    2. The Overthinker - I blame R…
      • 3 Years
      5 days, 22 hours ago

      Mount to Zaha.

      Wait on martial.

    3. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 6 Years
      5 days, 22 hours ago

      B

    4. Thunder Warrior
      • 5 Years
      5 days, 22 hours ago

      Zaha

      1. Daniel - KTBFFH
        • 10 Years
        5 days, 21 hours ago

        Thanks all..

  26. OneTreeTwoStars
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    5 days, 22 hours ago

    Serious question

    Antonio nailed as West Ham main striker? I seen him play this role for Forest afew years back and the guy is an animal, passed the eye test for me yesterday. Fixtures not the greatest I admit but when he’s good he’s really good...?

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

      He's good enough to be nailed. Always passes the eye test. But to get enough from him, you'd have to keep him for longer than he can stay fit for. Maybe wait to see what's up around the doubles and blanks later in the season.

  27. La Roja
    • 7 Years
    5 days, 22 hours ago

    Just watched Ford vs Ferrari

    The Joker won’t just walk into Oscars. Unreal movie

    1. The Overthinker - I blame R…
      • 3 Years
      5 days, 22 hours ago

      Been hearing a lot about it.

      Has been on my list sinceee long time

      1. Ginola14
        • 7 Years
        5 days, 22 hours ago

        Seen both, it's good, but joker is next level

        1. The Overthinker - I blame R…
          • 3 Years
          5 days, 22 hours ago

          Joker was unreal.

          Haven't watched fvf yet

        2. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          5 days, 13 hours ago

          Ford v Ferrari was way better than Joker in my book.

    2. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 6 Years
      5 days, 22 hours ago

      Similar to Rush?

    3. lilmessipran
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      5 days, 22 hours ago

      It's good not quite Joker level though imo.. bdw The Irishman way ahead of both in the Oscar race

  28. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 2 Years
    5 days, 22 hours ago

    What to do here guys?

    Pope
    Soyuncu | Tomori | Lundstram
    Salah | Mane | KdB | Mount | Cantwell
    Kane | Vardy

    Button | Rico | Greenwood | Janmaat*

    1FT, 0.1ITB

    Thanks

    1. Ginola14
      • 7 Years
      5 days, 22 hours ago

      I'm looking to shift Salah to son/alli

    2. Suarezista
      • 5 Years
      5 days, 22 hours ago

      I'd save this week, then Salah to Alli and use the funds to upgrade Cantwell or Greenwood.

    3. Houldsworth Hatter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 days, 22 hours ago

      Bin that donkey Kane 😛

      1. Houldsworth Hatter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        5 days, 22 hours ago

        Only kidding. Salah to Alli would be decent.

  29. Houldsworth Hatter
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    5 days, 22 hours ago

    Pope
    TAA Lund Soyuncu
    Mane Salah Son Pulisic
    Ings Vardy Jimenez

    McGovern Montoya Dendoncker Engels.

    1FT 0.5 ITB

    1. Pope >Guaita
    2. Pope > Henderson (not overly keen on SU defensive double up)
    3. TAA > PVA as a differential a bd someone who can actually keep clean sheets!
    4. Hold as and review

    1. Houldsworth Hatter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 days, 22 hours ago

      *Hold and review after midweek games.

    2. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 2 Years
      5 days, 21 hours ago

      4

  30. RedWolf
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    5 days, 22 hours ago

    Huge fail!

    In a drunken haste I subbed out Tammy, McGinn, Robertson

    And got in PVA, Son, Mousset.

    WTAF have I done

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

      Quite early on a Sunday morning to be drunk mate. I'd say you've done the weekend the wrong way round.

    2. Skill
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 days, 22 hours ago

      Brilliant!

    3. bench boost for every gamew…
      • 2 Years
      5 days, 22 hours ago

      Have seen worse.