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. Stef rocks
    • 2 Years
    10 days, 23 hours ago

    Jimmy Cantwell Madisson Pereira and Vardy left with 36pts currently, but i really hope Vardy will flop . Probably will be happy with about 20pts from the other 4

  2. Hybrid.power
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    10 days, 23 hours ago

    Wolves V Sheffield a good old boring 0-0 please!

    1. Collie01
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      10 days, 23 hours ago

      2-2 Jimi and Lord braces please!

      1. Hybrid.power
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        10 days, 23 hours ago

        Oh crap I have Jiminez too. Emmm, right. Jimi and Lundy goals, Patricio penalty save.

        I'm being hopeful so I'll probably end up with 6 from all three.

    2. ZICO SENNA
      • 8 Years
      10 days, 23 hours ago

      A 1-1 with nobody goal scorers would be better 🙂

    3. Hy liverpool
      • 6 Years
      10 days, 23 hours ago

      1-1

    4. Tamagotchi Massacre
      • 5 Years
      10 days, 23 hours ago

      I don't see it. Wolves score every single game and concede most. 1-1 is my predo

  3. ZICO SENNA
    • 8 Years
    10 days, 23 hours ago

    Get the strong feeling Vardy is gonna bag a hat trick

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

      Same here

    2. Hy liverpool
      • 6 Years
      10 days, 23 hours ago

      Leicester won't score more than 2 goals today

  4. FPL Virgin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    10 days, 23 hours ago

    Tammy back soon to punish the sellers 😀

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/av/football/50615441

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

      Hopefully

    2. tokara
      • 5 Years
      10 days, 23 hours ago

      Ings 1 tammy 0

    3. JustPark
      • 3 Years
      10 days, 23 hours ago

      Is this where he said hopefully?

      1. FPL Virgin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        10 days, 23 hours ago

        Yeah. Look at the laugh. It says Tammy is back.

    4. Hy liverpool
      • 6 Years
      10 days, 23 hours ago

      Useless link

    5. Collie01
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      10 days, 23 hours ago

      Ideally he will be back at the weekend so I can swap him and Jesus back

      1. FPL Virgin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        10 days, 23 hours ago

        Shocking waste of 2 precious, precious transfers.

        1. Collie01
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          10 days, 23 hours ago

          Better than holding an injured player. Jesus was a bit of a risk, should have went Ings with hindsight.

    6. Silecro
      • 2 Years
      10 days, 23 hours ago

      Metro: "Speaking to The Athletic after Chelsea’s defeat on Saturday, Abraham said he would ‘hopefully’ be fit to face Villa with a telling smile and a nod."

      1. JustPark
        • 3 Years
        10 days, 23 hours ago

        Thought Lampard said that?

    7. Wally banter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      10 days, 23 hours ago

      not exactly punished, tammy was not firing on all cylinders.. he was a good budget striker thats all. You can always get him back, he is still only 7.9

      1. Tamagotchi Massacre
        • 5 Years
        10 days, 23 hours ago

        Whatever you think of whether to keep him or not, he's not a good budget striker. He's a mid to premium level striker at budget price

        1. Wally banter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          10 days, 23 hours ago

          Agreed and apologies for not using premium word... anyway he is easily a buy back option 🙂

    8. DAZZ
      • 5 Years
      10 days, 23 hours ago

      With less than 72 hours between the kick offs wednesday and saturday i’d be very surprised if Tammy starts both.

      1. Wally banter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        10 days, 23 hours ago

        this guy is just faking the news, there is nothing regarding the abraham news in the link he posted.

      2. Tamagotchi Massacre
        • 5 Years
        10 days, 23 hours ago

        If he's fit he's fit. He's not coming back from a torn muscle or hammy or something

    9. Maddamotha
      • 3 Years
      10 days, 23 hours ago

      This is it? He says nothing about Tammy being ready for midweek. Didnt he say in his PC he would know more by monday? Probably get the results back from scans etc then. Worst thing in FPL is doubt about a player, like OGS said hopefully about Martial for 8 weeks.

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

    Palace fixtures look pretty sweet. Any issues with transfer options below and which one would you pick?

    2ft 0.6itb

    A) Martial & Pope -> Zaha & Guaita
    B) Abraham & Martial -> Ayew & Son

    Pope Button
    TAA Tomori Soyuncu Lund Rico
    Mane KdB Maddison Martial Dendoncker
    Abraham Vardy Jimenez

    1. JustPark
      • 3 Years
      10 days, 23 hours ago

      Spurs against Man United next though. They kept Pool at bay already.

      1. JustPark
        • 3 Years
        10 days, 23 hours ago

        Probably A but I still fancy one of Spurs mids after Man United.

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

      A) if Martial blanks today

    3. Miniboss
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 days, 23 hours ago

      Cheers lads

    4. Stef rocks
      • 2 Years
      10 days, 23 hours ago

      I really like PVA but the thing is that there are also other very good defensive options, so it will be a huge benching headache 🙂

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

      I’d be wary of any Palace attack unless it’s a bench option

  6. Kip
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    10 days, 23 hours ago

    Which moves would you prioritize having this lot, 0Ft and 4.2mil itb?

    Pope Mcgovern
    TAA Soy Lund Willems Rico
    Mane KDB Alli Tielemans Mount
    Vardy Jimmy Connoly

    A) Pope => Guaita
    B) Tielemans => Maddison
    C) Mount => Pulisic
    D) Connoly => Mousset
    E) something more expensive

    1. Stef rocks
      • 2 Years
      10 days, 23 hours ago

      Mount > Son for me

    2. JoeSoap
      • 6 Years
      10 days, 23 hours ago

      Son or Abraham is fit. Son would me my first target.

  7. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    10 days, 23 hours ago

    So boring having to hope your player does poorly... Vardy 1 pointer please

    1. Hy liverpool
      • 6 Years
      10 days, 23 hours ago

      He is not my captain and want him to score... Watching vardy having a party is a joy

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

        Not when every goal brings a red arrow. I guess if its assisted by Maddi or Chilwell its fine.

        1. Hy liverpool
          • 6 Years
          10 days, 23 hours ago

          Maddison hopefully

    2. Stef rocks
      • 2 Years
      10 days, 23 hours ago

      Haha same boat after Mane cap fail 🙂

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

      Indeed, next time i’ll pick the one playing on sunday when in doubt

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

      Points are always good imo

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

        Vardy EO is around 150%

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

          Still theres 50% who doesn't own him.

          1. CRO KLOPP
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            10 days, 23 hours ago

            You are amongst them with that EO

        2. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 3 Years
          10 days, 23 hours ago

          Points > Rank 🙂

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

        Simply not true

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

          Well.. I like them.

  8. Karan14
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    10 days, 23 hours ago

    Mount to Zaha (GW15) and Tielemans to Alli (GW16) over the next 2 gameweeks?

    Have Pulisic also.

    1. Life is a Fantasy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      10 days, 23 hours ago

      Sounds good

  9. PlumaPiedra
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    10 days, 23 hours ago

    Currently around the 450k mark. Do you still think a top 10k finish is possible and if so what is the best strategy to get there?

    Do I take risks with more differentials and different captain picks or stick with the tried and tested players, be patient and nail the chips later on in the season?

    I feel I'm taking far too many hits jumping on bandwagons to try and catch up which ends up having the opposite effect and maybe need to go back to basics.

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

      Stay calm, nothing lost yet. Second half of the season is when you really benefit from proper planning ahead. Could easily reach top 10k by the end of the season

      1. PlumaPiedra
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        10 days, 23 hours ago

        Cheers mate. Think I need to take a step back and leave my team alone for a few weeks and let it do it's thing as I don't think it's too bad.

    2. Wally banter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      10 days, 23 hours ago

      Just stick to template for now, pick 2-3 differentials in starting 11.. try to anticipate and make this moves fast before others realise...

      Turn two pages back and you can see one guy who was 1.1mn gw9 and 16k now.. its all possible

      1. PlumaPiedra
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        10 days, 23 hours ago

        Thanks mate. I hope I can become one of those success stories as struggling to make any ground at the moment.

        I guess my only attempt at getting ahead of the crowd is I've gone Aurier and Gazza double up in the hope Mou turns them around defensively but it's not working yet...

        1. Wally banter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          10 days, 23 hours ago

          Myself have slumped from 300k to 900k in GW 9/10 but managed to get the things back slowly and if you check out my team there is nothing special, all normal template picks... and i have been late with most of them with one/two weeks... now i am at 130k with 6-7 players left to play this week... dont be nerved, play cool 🙂
          Wish you a good second half of the season

          1. PlumaPiedra
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            10 days, 23 hours ago

            Thanks alot! I'll check in in a few weeks and let you know where I am!

    3. Collie01
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      10 days, 23 hours ago

      Back to basics which imo means trying to get players who will get you the most points possible. Avoid risky differentials and/or short term punts. Don't have too many non-nailed players. Plan for GW18 now.

      1. PlumaPiedra
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        10 days, 23 hours ago

        Yeah. I'm just getting frustrated. Brought in Janmaat, got injured. Then got C Taylor, got injured. Feel like I'm always chasing my tail at the mo. Think I'll just leave my team alone for a bit now although I'm trying to get a full bench for Xmas and GW18 as you mention.

    4. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      10 days, 23 hours ago

      Of course its still possible but its hard to play patiently at bad ranks.

      Personally Im at 500k ish and its such a bad rank that Ive stopped playing seriously. Im taking a hit every week now until Im happy with my team even though its probably better to have some more patience. Removed Mount for Alli for a hit yesterday and it feels good. Probably taking another hit to remove Pope as well for Henderson.

      1. PlumaPiedra
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        10 days, 23 hours ago

        Yeah my patience has gone out the window especially when most of my mates in my leagues are 50 to 70pts ahead of me and I can't find a way to catch them if we all have the same players...

        I'm the same on hits, -4 at least each week in attempt to catch up but it's doing the opposite. It's a fun feeling when I do it, then the opposite come end of the gameweek...

        1. Tamagotchi Massacre
          • 5 Years
          10 days, 23 hours ago

          50 points is absolutely nothing. Was 1.5k several weeks back and now 200ish. Was thirty points behind some people I'm now thirty points ahead

          Just make calm calculated decisions. Whether that's to change strategy (mine was to make a succession of hits, go big on Leicester defence, get rid of city and get mane and Vardy in when lacking) or to just gradually chip away one player at a time, don't rush, think it through, treat it like you CAN win and you just need to work out the route to get there.

          1. Tamagotchi Massacre
            • 5 Years
            10 days, 23 hours ago

            1.5m*

          2. PlumaPiedra
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            10 days, 23 hours ago

            Thanks a lot. Definitely calmed me down a little. Think back to basics is the key and somehow picking the right captain and not trying to be too clever.

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

      I usually stick to the plan (fixtures). Had a few sub 50pts weeks, but didn't change much and now I'm having a very good week.

      1. PlumaPiedra
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        10 days, 23 hours ago

        I felt I did well getting on Leicester and Chelsea fixtures early but now everyone has their assets I've stalled again. I'm tripled up on Spurs now hoping Mou turns them around defensively as my one attempt at clawing some points back...

        1. Tamagotchi Massacre
          • 5 Years
          10 days, 23 hours ago

          The second half of the season usually favours the experienced and people who put in the hours. Nothing wrong whatever with being stalled at 200k. That'll easily translate to top 100k once chips come into play without you even making up any ground

  10. JoeSoap
    • 6 Years
    10 days, 23 hours ago

    Best use of 2FTs?

    Have 0.6 in bank. Keeper an option and maybe Abraham if fit.

    Pope
    Robby, Lund, Soyu
    Mane, Maddy, KDB, Mount
    Vardy, Jimmy, Rash
    Gazza, Tomori, Dendo, Rico,

  11. Dybala10
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    10 days, 23 hours ago

    Kane & Mount to Abraham & Alli worthwile? Or is that too sideways?

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 3 Years
      10 days, 23 hours ago

      Would rather have the former

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

      If you have 2ft and no other pressing issues

    3. Chelsea91
      • 1 Year
      10 days, 23 hours ago

      hold and get in son

    4. Taegugk Warrior
      • 1 Year
      10 days, 23 hours ago

      Abraham ready for Wed...?

    5. Wally banter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      10 days, 23 hours ago

      where you heard abraham is fit? just wait,he might or might not be available..

  12. Ógie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    10 days, 23 hours ago

    I would need more than a "smile and a nod" to be sure that Tammy would be ready for Villa.

    1. Over Midwicket
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      10 days, 23 hours ago

      Even if he is there are better options out there. He, like Mount, hasn't been explosive for since the beginning of the season

    2. badgerboy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 days, 23 hours ago

      What about a wink and a Sid James style laugh?

    3. Silecro
      • 2 Years
      10 days, 23 hours ago

      True, but still better than "ruptured spleen" comment days ago

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

        🙂 It was an article claiming internal injury!

  13. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 3 Years
    10 days, 23 hours ago

    Vardy today, not captain, but it's fine because the mighty TODD CANTWELL will cover him 🙂

    1. Hy liverpool
      • 6 Years
      10 days, 23 hours ago

      Teemu pukki *

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

        * baby!

      2. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 3 Years
        10 days, 23 hours ago

        So long as its assisted by Cantwell that's fine

    2. Tamagotchi Massacre
      • 5 Years
      10 days, 22 hours ago

      Couldn't get him off my bench this week. I'll regret choosing Mount

  14. JenkoJunko
    • 1 Year
    10 days, 23 hours ago

    A. Mount to Zaha - free and roll a transfer
    B. Mount / Tomori / VVD to Zaha / Kelly / TAA -4

    Yay or Nay??

    1. Max City
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 days, 22 hours ago

      A easy

  15. Pieterke30
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    10 days, 23 hours ago

    Anybody else considering a Son-Alli double up?

    Already have Son, considering adding Alli before BUR (H) in gw16

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

      Did Mount to Alli yesterday and already had Son. Seems a nice differential set up.

    2. xtina
      • 8 Years
      10 days, 23 hours ago

      Yes - considering getting both this week

      1. Pieterke30
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        10 days, 22 hours ago

        Before Utd? Can see a tight low-scoring game.

        Im getting Zaha for Mount before 15 and Alli for Tielemans before 16

  16. Chelsea91
    • 1 Year
    10 days, 23 hours ago

    Pope
    Taa,Lund,Soy
    Mane,Kdb,Son,Pulisic
    Vardy,Jimmy,Rash

    Button Cantwell,Rico,Hanley

    Any changes needed mate? Captain Vardy for GW 15?

  17. HollywoodXI
    • 5 Years
    10 days, 23 hours ago

    I need Cantwell to save my GW. That’s the level of poor I’m dealing with this week 🙂

    1. Chelsea91
      • 1 Year
      10 days, 23 hours ago

      hope so , i am having him too

  18. The Big Fella
    • 3 Years
    10 days, 23 hours ago

    Assuming Tammy is fit for mid-week, would you rather have Jimenez or Tammy? I gambled on Laca alongside Vardy and Mousset on my WC, but if it doesn't work out I will sell and buy one of those two then upgrade somebody in midfield to Alli

    1. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 days, 23 hours ago

      I think Tammy won’t be risked to start against Villa, Frank will probably ease him back

      1. The Big Fella
        • 3 Years
        10 days, 23 hours ago

        Yeah but I'd give Laca 2-3 games anyway before deciding it was a failure so that is fine. Which of the two do you prefer though?

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

      Prefer Abraham's fixtures, so him

      1. The Big Fella
        • 3 Years
        10 days, 23 hours ago

        Yeah Jimnez seems on better form. Tough one! I suppose the fixture congestion coupled with EL earlier in the season will catch up with him too so maybe Tammy is better.............

    3. HollywoodXI
      • 5 Years
      10 days, 22 hours ago

      I like both. Can you get VAJ? Best comment ever...

  19. Taegugk Warrior
    • 1 Year
    10 days, 23 hours ago

    Who will give more points for next 3 weeks
    A. Pulisic
    B. Maddison
    C. Zaha

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

      B

    2. Coys96
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      10 days, 23 hours ago

      B but I really like C long term

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

      A if he starts all 3.

  20. Coys96
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    10 days, 23 hours ago

    Best Pope replacement?

    1. Gazziniga
    2. Henderson
    3. Guaita

  21. ElliotJHP
    • 7 Years
    10 days, 23 hours ago

    Pope -> Guaita or Mount -> Zaha?

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

    No Dele Alli on the watch-list. He should be top of it imo atm. Thoughts?

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

      'Dele is not a midfield player': Jose Mourinho tells Alli to embrace new striker role after double delight for Tottenham in win over Bournemouth

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

      Agree

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

        Also this.

        'For me, Dele is not a midfield player,' said Mourinho. 'We want him to have the freedom to associate with the attacking players, this is the best position for him.'

        Better than Kane. I have Son and wondering whether I should double up

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

          And his last couple of performance proves that quote right.

  23. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    10 days, 23 hours ago

    Vardy non capper here, I should hope for a blank from him right? Currently I’m at 240K

    1. Coys96
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      10 days, 23 hours ago

      Same here. 1 goal max!

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

      blank and missed penalties and cards is what you should expect if he is not your captain. every pts he gets even the appearance ones are negatively influencing your rank.

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

      Probably wont have high ownership in that range of rank

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

        Sorry mate this is not right unfortunately. 240K is still high enough

  24. xtina
    • 8 Years
    10 days, 23 hours ago

    Mount & Sterling -> Alli & Son? 2FTs.

    Henderson
    TAA - Robbo - Soy
    Sterling - KDB - Maddison - Mount
    Tammy - Vardy - Ings

    Heaton | Lund, Cantwell, Rico

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

      Sterling to Alli, bench Mount, start Lundstram

      1. xtina
        • 8 Years
        10 days, 22 hours ago

        That is an excellent suggestion. Thanks mate - hadn't thought of that move!

    2. Rhodes your boat
      • 3 Years
      10 days, 22 hours ago

      I like your moves

  25. De Gea Van Dijk. 10
    • 1 Year
    10 days, 23 hours ago

    KDB goal though.

  26. Don Kloppeone
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    10 days, 23 hours ago

    Despite the £6.7m itb (!) there’s nothing worth a hit for this midweek GW right?

    0FT 6.7itb
    Pope
    TAA, Lunds, Soy
    Mané, Alli, Maddison, Mount
    Vardy (C), Jimi, Ings
    (McGovern) (Willems, Rico, Dendo)

    Thanks 🙂

    1. Rhodes your boat
      • 3 Years
      10 days, 23 hours ago

      Gtg in my eyes

      1. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        10 days, 22 hours ago

        Thanks mate. Gotta be worth avoiding the hit surely despite the amount itb!

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

      Keeping Mount?

      1. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        10 days, 22 hours ago

        I don’t want him long term but losing him for a hit before AVL when he has every chance of playing seems silly.

        6.7itb can get me anyone but who is worth the hit and losing CHE?

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

      with that much money in the bank i would be tempted to upgrade

      1. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        10 days, 22 hours ago

        But take out Mount before AVL? For a hit?

        Can switch Dendo to pretty much anyone but the benching headaches!

  27. Rhodes your boat
    • 3 Years
    10 days, 23 hours ago

    Unsure on what to do...

    Pope
    Taa tomori soy Lund
    Mane kdb son pulisic
    Vardy jimi

    Button Abraham* (will start if fit) rico dendo

    1FT 0.0itb

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

      Good enough to save

      1. Rhodes your boat
        • 3 Years
        10 days, 23 hours ago

        Thanks, considering moving button to Martin and playing him over pope for next couple!

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 3 Years
          10 days, 22 hours ago

          Ooh nice shout!

          1. Rhodes your boat
            • 3 Years
            10 days, 22 hours ago

            Not the most exciting move lol

    2. De Gea Van Dijk. 10
      • 1 Year
      10 days, 22 hours ago

      Hold.

    3. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      10 days, 22 hours ago

      Def save to me. Good team

  28. Silecro
    • 2 Years
    10 days, 23 hours ago

    Have an urge to get rid of Gazza so badly...

    Maddison > Zaha
    Gazzaniga > Guaita -4?

    1. Rhodes your boat
      • 3 Years
      10 days, 22 hours ago

      Not for a hit no

    2. Coys96
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      10 days, 22 hours ago

      No

    3. BERGKOP
      • 8 Years
      10 days, 22 hours ago

      yikes. Neither!

  29. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 3 Years
    10 days, 23 hours ago

    With 24 points, captain played and these 4 remaining:

    Vardy
    Lundstram
    Soyuncu
    Cantwell

    Am I right in saying only a Cantwell hat trick can save my gameweek?

    1. Rhodes your boat
      • 3 Years
      10 days, 22 hours ago

      SCENES! Joking... sadly yes

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 3 Years
        10 days, 22 hours ago

        Such a strange week, my team on paper genuinely looked incredible this week!

        1. Rhodes your boat
          • 3 Years
          10 days, 22 hours ago

          That’s always how it seems to go! Good luck today I own 3 of those

          1. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 3 Years
            10 days, 22 hours ago

            Cheers you too

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

      Pray Cantwell has a brace..

    3. HollywoodXI
      • 5 Years
      10 days, 22 hours ago

      We have EXACTLY the same four left and my captain has played too (Mane). I only have 28 points. A Cantwell hat trick would go down a treat!!

    4. Bobby Digital
      • 2 Years
      10 days, 22 hours ago

      Pretty much 😛

  30. Coys96
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    10 days, 22 hours ago

    Good plan?

    GW15: Pope and Martial to Henderson and Zaha (-4)

    GW16: Dendoncker and Ings to Alli and Greenwood (-4)

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

      Pope might be a waste of transfer. I like Alli

      1. Coys96
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        10 days, 22 hours ago

        Awful fixtures though.

    2. Rhodes your boat
      • 3 Years
      10 days, 22 hours ago

      Not for hits no