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. Typo
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 12 days ago

    A rest for Pulisic on the cards for the midweek game?

    1. Scott Talent
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 12 days ago

      Possible but as their current form player I think unlikely.

      1. theodosios
        • 2 Years
        7 months, 12 days ago

        He was awful yesterday

        1. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          7 months, 12 days ago

          No he wasn't. He was one of the few that wasn't bad. 1st half he was brilliant. What game were you watching?

          1. theodosios
            • 2 Years
            7 months, 12 days ago

            Nimes - Metz

          2. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
            • 7 Years
            7 months, 12 days ago

            He means that Pulisic didn't get him any points

          3. theodosios
            • 2 Years
            7 months, 12 days ago

            One thing is being non-objecitve Cheslea fan, captaing Pulisic and got nothing, but saying he was BRILLIANT is absurd

            1. iL PiStOlErO
              • 1 Year
              7 months, 12 days ago

              Like saying he was awful. Same thing.

            2. Scott Talent
              • 4 Years
              7 months, 12 days ago

              Awful is also nonsense.

          4. jtreble
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            7 months, 12 days ago

            Don’t feed the troll please.

            1. theodosios
              • 2 Years
              7 months, 12 days ago

              Troll? Ok, give me some BRILLIANT stats from his game yesterday

              1. Camzy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                7 months, 12 days ago

                He was the biggest xG underachiever of yesterday.

                1. Brosstan
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  7 months, 12 days ago

                  So he was the most wasteful player, i.e awful

                  1. theodosios
                    • 2 Years
                    7 months, 12 days ago

                    Exactly. In the absence of arguments, the facts are talked about in a pretty way to alleviate the previously spoken nonsense

        2. Jurgen Flopp
          • 6 Years
          7 months, 12 days ago

          He wasn't awful. The whole team just had an off day

        3. iL PiStOlErO
          • 1 Year
          7 months, 12 days ago

          Cmon man I wish then that everybody are that awful.

        4. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          7 months, 12 days ago

          What?

    2. Jurgen Flopp
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 12 days ago

      Nah he will start they need to bounce back

    3. iL PiStOlErO
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 12 days ago

      Hope not. Especially if Tammy is still out.

  2. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 12 days ago

    Got 2 free transfers and .9 m in bank. Team looks ok for midweek (assuming no injuries today) but is there move you would make if your team?

    Pope
    TAA Lundstram Söyüncü
    Mané KDB Martial Mount
    Vardy Jiménez Lacazette

    McGovern Cantwell Rico Diop

    1. theodosios
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 12 days ago

      Maybe Pope > Hendo, Guaita

    2. Winston.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 12 days ago

      Pope to Hendo...and later I would sell Martial, Mount and Laca too.

      1. Maddamotha
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 12 days ago

        Lol. Sell sell sell. What if Martial and Lacca gets a brace today?

    3. Conik
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 12 days ago

      Perfect chance to change keeper.

      Martial out in GW 16 probably. Look to save two FT for 18.

  3. Pu-li-sick (sic)
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 12 days ago

    Ant chance of Alonso returning from the wilderness this midweek? It's not been so good without him has it? Fancy him as a captain choice but might have to settle with Lundstram.

    1. Scott Talent
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 12 days ago

      Very little.

      1. Pu-li-sick (sic)
        • 2 Years
        7 months, 12 days ago

        Yeah he seems to be properly frozen out atm. Ah well. To the transfer market I go.

  4. It’s gonna Ben Mee
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 12 days ago

    Play one:

    A) Ryan (ars)
    B) Gazza (mun)

    1. Jurgen Flopp
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 12 days ago

      Ryan.

    2. iL PiStOlErO
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 12 days ago

      A

  5. twoplustwo
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 12 days ago

    Mo to Alli or Son? Looked out of it yesterday but didn’t watch the Spurs game

    1. Jurgen Flopp
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 12 days ago

      Keep

    2. Me Spurs
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 12 days ago

      Son more reliable I’d say despite alli recent form

    3. iL PiStOlErO
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 12 days ago

      Dont do that. Change him for Mane better then that. Keep pool, they will explode soon.

    4. El Presidente
      7 months, 12 days ago

      Get rid of Salah ASAP it doesnt matter who you chose to replace him

    5. International Richard
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 12 days ago

      I switched Salah for Son last night. Unsure if it's the right decision.

  6. Nightcrawler
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 12 days ago

    Woukd love a clean sheet from chambers but the way this season been favoring casuals all season abything more than 2 would be a bonus

    1. Pu-li-sick (sic)
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 12 days ago

      Chambers isn't a 'casuals' pick then?

      1. Nightcrawler
        • 1 Year
        7 months, 12 days ago

        Obviously not

        1. Pu-li-sick (sic)
          • 2 Years
          7 months, 12 days ago

          You watched Arsenal at all this season?

    2. BERGKOP
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 12 days ago

      "favouring casuals" = I'm having an average season.

    3. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 12 days ago

      Stop stealing my material

  7. Totti
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 12 days ago

    guys i'm really frustrated and always take the wrong decisions
    could you plz help here

    pope ryan
    TAA soyuncu kelly lundstram tomori
    mane KDB mount mcginn cantwell
    kane vardy jimenez
    1 FT and 1.2 in the bank

    A) Kane -> ings and mount -> maddison (-4) and gamweek 16 mcginn -> son or alli
    B) kane -> ings
    C) kane-> ayew and next week mcginn and mount -> alli and son
    D) other suggestion

    1. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 12 days ago

      C

    2. BERGKOP
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 12 days ago

      None of these trades make sense

  8. RamaJama
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 12 days ago

    Any of these worth -4?

    A) Abraham/Cantwell to Mousset/Alli

    B) Abraham/Cantwell to Ings/Maddison (will then have a benching problem with Son, Maddison, Pulisic, Mane, Alli, Ings, Vardy and Jimenez)

    1. Totti
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 12 days ago

      very tough 🙂
      will choose A for alli but not against man u
      only now abraham to mousset

    2. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 12 days ago

      You'll have the same bench problem with Mousset anyway

      A

    3. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 12 days ago

      Cheers!

  9. unitednations
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    7 months, 12 days ago

    Worth doing Mount >> Maddison or Pulisic or Zaha?

    1. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 12 days ago

      Maddison

    2. iL PiStOlErO
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 12 days ago

      Dont know to be honest. My gut is telling me no. Keep Mason.

    3. Jurgen Flopp
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 12 days ago

      Pulisic higher ceiling than Maddison. Zaha maybe a bandwagon about to start. One to watch.

    4. antis0cial
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 12 days ago

      Zaha worth a punt with those fixtures and that price

    5. Daniel S.
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 12 days ago

      Zaha

  10. fylde2022
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 12 days ago

    Need a Spurs attacker.
    Who is the player to get?

    Alli, Son, Kane

    1. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 12 days ago

      Son

    2. Jurgen Flopp
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 12 days ago

      Son

    3. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 12 days ago

      Alli and I own Son

    4. iL PiStOlErO
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 12 days ago

      Sonny. Alli if feeling punty.

    5. antis0cial
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 12 days ago

      Son > Ali > Kane

    6. BERGKOP
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 12 days ago

      Son after Utd

    7. El Presidente
      7 months, 12 days ago

      All 3 are good options going forward, depends on your budget and/or impact on your team

    8. Over Midwicket
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 12 days ago

      Alli and Son and enjoy the points for the rest of the season

  11. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 12 days ago

    Afternoon everyone!!! Seasons greetings!! Any ideas welcomed as to what to do and where to improve my team going forward!! Good luck to everyone today too!!
    Gazzaniga
    TAA Söyüncü Lundstram
    Mané KDB Son Pulisic Tielemans
    Vardy Jimenez
    Subs- Heaton Abraham Clark Taylor

    1. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 12 days ago

      You really, really need a bench. Try to sort that out before the Tuesday games

      Good luck

      1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        7 months, 12 days ago

        Cheers mate, yeah had a bit of bad look brought Charlie Taylor in this week for exactly that matter!! Then he gets injured!!

  12. Jullepuu
    7 months, 12 days 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

  13. Egg noodle
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    7 months, 12 days ago

    When is the update for Tammy due?

    1. iL PiStOlErO
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 12 days ago

      Monday I think

  14. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 12 days ago

    Pope > Hendo overkill when I also have the Lord?

    1. iL PiStOlErO
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 12 days ago

      Maybe not, they keep getting cs.

      1. BERGKOP
        • 8 Years
        7 months, 12 days ago

        Haven't had a CS in 3 of the last 4

        1. iL PiStOlErO
          • 1 Year
          7 months, 12 days ago

          Nice. But that is still not 4 from 4.

    2. antis0cial
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 12 days ago

      I'm on WC and can't decide between Hendo and Guaita, feels like I should get palace def cover with that run of games and Guaita is the safest choice, Kelly maybe an option.

    3. Jurgen Flopp
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 12 days ago

      Guaita

    4. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 12 days ago

      Im doing it for a hit

  15. antis0cial
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 12 days ago

    Hendo or Guaita? (have Lund)

    1. iL PiStOlErO
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 12 days ago

      Guaita then

    2. Jullepuu
      7 months, 12 days ago

      Guaita has better long term fixtures so if you have your wild card he might be better.

      1. El Presidente
        7 months, 12 days ago

        Depends on your time frame. From GW15 to 19 - so next 4 fixtures - Sheffield Utd scores 64.4 and Palace 66.0 on SPI fixture index (being favourable matches are 67 or lower and unfavourable ones 77 or higher)

      2. antis0cial
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 12 days ago

        Thanks. Schmeical also an option within budge

    3. Jurgen Flopp
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 12 days ago

      Guiata

  16. nerd_is_the_werd
    7 months, 12 days ago

    Abraham injury is a 'bruised hip', could be in contention to start on Wednesday v Villa.
    Why are people still selling?? 🙁

    1. Pu-li-sick (sic)
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 12 days ago

      Cos his hips don't lie.

      1. Pu-li-sick (sic)
        • 2 Years
        7 months, 12 days ago

        Bad, sorry.

        1. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          7 months, 12 days ago

          Don't twell on it

        2. The Overthinker - I blame R…
          • 3 Years
          7 months, 12 days ago

          Loved it 😀

    2. antis0cial
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 12 days ago

      There is still a good chance that he wont start

    3. jtreble
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 12 days ago

      Because Abraham will drop in price yet again today.

    4. Jullepuu
      7 months, 12 days ago

      My guess is that Lampard starts Batshuayi mid week while Tammy is on the bench

      1. Athletic Nasherbo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 12 days ago

        I would love this.

    5. Nevermind the Baldocks here…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 12 days ago

      Good question...
      For me playing 442. Tammy to jimi made sense. Even if I short term lose value
      With gw18 jimi could be the main captin choice.

      Beside home against West ham was meant to be a thrashing plus tammy hatrick????

    6. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 12 days ago

      Bench Villa, start Everton, off early to prepare for the massive Tuesday game with Lille in 8 days time?

      I wonder will they be trying to target him fully fit for Lille, that’s one of the biggest games of Lamps (management) career to date

    7. Scott Talent
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 12 days ago

      Think he starts against Villa .

  17. Stef rocks
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 12 days ago

    Just saw that Tammy is orange not red anymore - 25% chance - was there any update from Frank?

    1. jtreble
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 12 days ago

      Not yet.

    2. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 12 days ago

      0% chance of playing in GW14, hence the red flag

      Scan on Monday to find out if he can make GW15, hence the 25% chance... And an orange flag

    3. JohnBlack
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 12 days ago

      Nope

    4. International Richard
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 12 days ago

      not sure Lamps will risk 90 mins

  18. J ⚒ Gimme your Mané…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 12 days ago

    Got a question if anyone can advise who is part of a cash league.

    I run a cash league for me and my mates and today the gameweek is split as half the fixtures played yesterday (last day of November) and the other half play today which is 1st December.

    We do a monthly prize for the most points scored in that month.

    The way FPL calculate the monthly points surely would be gameweeks within that month. So that would mean that today’s fixtures/points don’t go towards December, they go towards finishing November’s final
    Gameweek?

    1. Jurgen Flopp
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 12 days ago

      Correct

      1. J ⚒ Gimme your Mané…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        7 months, 12 days ago

        Thanks!

    2. Wild Rover
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 12 days ago

      The FPL will include today in the November rankings

      1. J ⚒ Gimme your Mané…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        7 months, 12 days ago

        Thanks!

    3. BERGKOP
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 12 days ago

      Yes

      1. J ⚒ Gimme your Mané…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        7 months, 12 days ago

        Thanks

  19. Roten Teufel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 12 days ago

    Reports that Watford have fired Flores.

    1. Scott Talent
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 12 days ago

      They have

    2. Pu-li-sick (sic)
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 12 days ago

      Javi Gracia reappointed.

    3. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 12 days ago

      They reckoned Big Sam is the right man for the job on the Sunday Supplement earlier

      1. Simmering Marv'
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 12 days ago

        He's holding out for the Utd job.

        1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          7 months, 12 days ago

          Couldn’t see it, would be a step down from his current position on the sofa tbf

        2. el polako
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          7 months, 12 days ago

          He would keep them up.

          1. el polako
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            7 months, 12 days ago

            United that is.

    4. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 12 days ago

      What a terribly run club

      1. El Presidente
        7 months, 12 days ago

        Shambolic really, well deserved if they go down

    5. Amey
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 12 days ago

      Time for Marco Silva

    6. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 12 days ago

      Chris Hughton favourite apparently

  20. Athletic Nasherbo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 12 days ago

    If Tammy is declared fit Batsman > Abraham straight away for free?

    Ryan
    TAA Soyuncu Lundstram
    Mane KdB Moura Mount
    Kane Vardy(C) Batshuayi

    Button Willems Dunk Hayden

    1. Wild Rover
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 12 days ago

      I wouldn’t be owning up to have made that transfer 😀

      1. Athletic Nasherbo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 12 days ago

        I’m 100k mate better than most.

        1. Jurgen Flopp
          • 6 Years
          7 months, 12 days ago

          100k and making decisions like that. Tut tut

          1. Athletic Nasherbo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            7 months, 12 days ago

            Yes was a poor decision in hindsight but Lampard deserves criticism for playing Giroud...

            I’ve also made some really good decisions this year such as getting on Alonso. Sometimes risks don’t pay off.

      2. Simmering Marv'
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 12 days ago

        I've done Tammy to Kane then Kane back to Tammy in the last two game weeks. I think I'm going funny.

        1. Athletic Nasherbo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          7 months, 12 days ago

          I’d keep Kane.

          1. Simmering Marv'
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            7 months, 12 days ago

            You're right. I might change back.

    2. fr3d
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 12 days ago

      Ouch 😆

      1. Athletic Nasherbo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 12 days ago

        It’s worse I did Batsman > Abraham -4

    3. jtreble
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 12 days ago

      Shame.

      1. Athletic Nasherbo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 12 days ago

        Alright mate.

        1. jtreble
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          7 months, 12 days ago

          :). Bats could still work out for you though. Hold until Abraham starts?

          1. Athletic Nasherbo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            7 months, 12 days ago

            If Bats starts this midweek it’ll be happy.

    4. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 12 days ago

      Oh... poor you.

      Maybe. Could be time to jump on someone like Jiminez or Ings with a favourable GW18 fixture, though.

      1. Athletic Nasherbo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 12 days ago

        I don’t like Ings. He will get injured soon with all these games.

        1. Nevermind the Baldocks here…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          7 months, 12 days ago

          Imo stick on bat's. Could still come good. Beating a - 4 on 1gw is tough...

          Saying that everyone thought it was gonna be a big score. V wh.
          Yeh people may laugh, but if it came good they would have said it was genious.
          Think it's just strategy, if your playing aggressive it's worth taking a few speculative hits here and there

  21. Tsparkes10
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 12 days ago

    Got a good feeling Perreira finally gets a double digit today and Martial will grab a goal or 2.

  22. Camzy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    7 months, 12 days ago

    Why are people recommending Guaita? He's an awful option compared to Henderson, Gazz, Martin. This is Crystal Palace we're talking about. Heck, if you have the money to spare, might as well get Schmeichel for just 0.3m more.

    I see no appeal there at all.

    1. jtreble
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 12 days ago

      Nice fixture run.

      1. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        7 months, 12 days ago

        It doesn't matter. It's a Crystal Palace goalkeeper for 5.0m?! For 4.5m sure..

        1. Jullepuu
          7 months, 12 days ago

          0.3 isn't that much at this point of the season. Double leicester defence could work well but then you can't have Vardy + Maddison

    2. Athletic Nasherbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 12 days ago

      Agreed.

    3. Klein
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 12 days ago

      Form follows fixtures. I am looking at pva instead. They have been okay defensively when kelly is on the field.

    4. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 12 days ago

      Four clean sheets in seven "easy" games

      Fourteen of the next sixteen games are "easy"

      1. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        7 months, 12 days ago

        But he's still a 5.0m GK for a mid-table side at best. Why not get Schmeichel instead?

        1. Wild Rover
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          7 months, 12 days ago

          Anyone with sense is already maxed out on Leicester

          1. Jurgen Flopp
            • 6 Years
            7 months, 12 days ago

            This

          2. Camzy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            7 months, 12 days ago

            I have a slot. I don't have Maddison or Tielemans so I can do it.

            But still, I'd pick Henderson, Gazzaniga and/or replace my fodder with Martin before Guaita.

            1. Jurgen Flopp
              • 6 Years
              7 months, 12 days ago

              Each to their own

            2. jtreble
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              7 months, 12 days ago

              “... But still, I'd pick Henderson, Gazzaniga ...”. Many don’t want a double up with Lundstram and Aurier.

              1. Camzy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                7 months, 12 days ago

                What about the fodder replacement? Martin in for Button or whatever and rotate with Pope. Saves the most funds, gives you two playing keepers until the new year.

                1. jtreble
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  7 months, 12 days ago

                  Mate, that’s a good idea. Thanks for sharing.

                2. jtreble
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  7 months, 12 days ago

                  Mate, can I ask you to please start a separate thread for this and I’ll request a hulk. TIA.

        2. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          7 months, 12 days ago

          Vardy + Madders/Perez/Tielemans + Soy, so the template is maxed out on Leicester

          And nobody's fixture run compares to Palace, so it's a simple set-and-forget until the DGW wildcard

          With so much value everywhere in FPL, 5.0m for a GK isn't an issue. Heck, Sterling, Kane, Auba and the like are luxury assets in some active teams now, still there because selling him means a bench headache

    5. Jurgen Flopp
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 12 days ago

      Henderson is 4.7. Guaita is 5m. Palace have much better long term fixtures. And if you already have Lundstram then Guaita is a good option.

      1. Jurgen Flopp
        • 6 Years
        7 months, 12 days ago

        My point was only 0.3m more

    6. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 12 days ago

      Need Palace cover, team overflowing with cash & great fixtures up to GW32-ish in a team under a notoriously defensively negative manager

      Have Lundstram & don’t want double sheff utd

      Not a huge fan of a spurs defence, even under Jose, Lloris back soon also

      Fabianski back soon for Martin & also don’t rate West Ham defence + they blank GW18

      Have (and don’t want to sell) Chilwell, aka “Chillers”, aka “The Big Chill”, aka “The Chill Machine” & can’t get 4 Leicester for Schmikes

      *****!!!!!!!GUIATA IN!!!!!!!!*******

      1. Jurgen Flopp
        • 6 Years
        7 months, 12 days ago

        This*************

      2. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        7 months, 12 days ago

        The other annoying thing, is that Guaita occasionally doesn't play. Hodgson will randomly play Hennessey sometimes if he thinks it will help vs long balls.

        1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          7 months, 12 days ago

          He’s missed a couple allright, but still the #1

          All things considered I see him as a fantastic pick for the next 4 months - Palace will generate CS’s at a fair old clip through that run all being well

          Can’t get him in quick enough 🙂

        2. Amey
          • 1 Year
          7 months, 12 days ago

          Thanks for pointing that out

          Ryan Button will be my GK pair when i get a FT then. Pope to Ryan incoming ...

          1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            7 months, 12 days ago

            Ryan is a fantastic pick also - very safe pair of FPL hands, excuse the pun

            I’m backing Vicente for the next few months though

            This will be an interesting thread to revisit in April to see if Guaita’s injury record counts against him!

    7. Pukki Party
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 12 days ago

      At the start of the season he was the best value gk with new price and last season points.

  23. Wild Rover
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 12 days ago

    Odd isn’t it? One minute Hasenhüttl is about to be sacked, then a dodgy Ings goal and keeper error later it’s Flores

    1. Holmes
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 12 days ago

      Perks of being a manager of bottom half teams, pure entertainment 😉

    2. Amey
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 12 days ago

      PL clubs are fickle

    3. Tamagotchi Massacre
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 12 days ago

      seems like teams that keep faith in managers over the last few years end up doing just as well in the long run and saving themselves an enormous amount of cash and upheaval

    4. Sloths
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      7 months, 12 days ago

      They were both on the firing line. I think when Southampton started booing their own players at 55 minutes Southampton woke up. Lucky for Hasen that they did!

  24. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 12 days ago

    OMG SCENES

    1. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 12 days ago

      Cant believe it... season over...

    2. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 12 days ago

      .........

  25. manu4life99
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    7 months, 12 days ago

    Big fat red arrows. What to do with this lot? (1ft 0.8m itb)

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

    Heaton,Tomori,Aurier,Dend

  26. Wirbelwind
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 12 days ago

    How come people are rushed to take out Mount?
    Still good fixtures, good team, can't really get better for less money.

    1. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 12 days ago

      He’s been poor

      1. lindeg
        • 1 Year
        7 months, 12 days ago

        hasn't pulisic has just stolen the spotlight as of late, he has been solid

    2. Amey
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 12 days ago

      Can get Pulisic for small upgrade cost though

    3. Holmes
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 12 days ago

      Last few returns are pretty poor

  27. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 12 days ago

    ⚽ Team News 📰
    NOR: Krul, Byram, Zimmermann, Godfrey, Aarons, McLean, Amadou, Hernández, Trybull, Cantwell, Pukki
    Subs: Ralf Fährmann, Lewis, Vrancic, Buendía, Stiepermann, Roberts, Srbeny

    ARS: Leno, Mustafi, Kolasinac, David Luiz, Chambers, Guendouzi, Willock, Özil, Xhaka, Aubameyang, Lacazette
    Subs: Martínez, Saka, Sokratis, Tierney, Torreira, Martinelli, Pépé

    WOL: Patrício, Dendoncker, Coady, Kilman, Traoré, Doherty, Jonny, Neves, Moutinho, Jota, Jiménez
    Subs: Ruddy, Vinagre, Vallejo, Owen Otasowie, Luke Cundle, Neto, Cutrone

    SHU: Henderson, Basham, Egan, O'Connell, Stevens, Norwood, Lundstram, Fleck, Baldock, Mousset, McGoldrick
    Subs: Moore, Jagielka, Freeman, Muhamed Besic, Sharp, Robinson, McBurnie

    1. Arteta
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 12 days ago

      Cheers!

    2. Holmes
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 12 days ago

      Ozzzzzzil

    3. jtreble
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 12 days ago

      Thanks very much for this.

    4. Deulofail
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 12 days ago

      Mustafi & Luiz :'(

  28. _sidney_will
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 12 days ago

    Fredericks coming on for Tierney, please stay on the bench ya wee boy

  29. Tsparkes10
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 12 days ago

    Lovely lineup and the wolves one looks quite poor tbh. Mousset starts, Tierney doesn't. Hit was 1000% worth it

    1. Holmes
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 12 days ago

      Its not over till its over 😉

      Thoughts on Fleck? Good enough for 5th mid?

      1. HashAttack
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 12 days ago

        I'm planning Mount > Fleck (5th mid) ... frees up 1.2M for me ... allows Pulisic > Alli the next gw

      2. Tsparkes10
        • 1 Year
        7 months, 12 days ago

        He's definately getting forward and full of confidence. Driving with the ball and shooting way more than at the start. I'd get him as a 5th mid if I didn't have triple SHU already haha

    2. The Mighty Hippo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 12 days ago

      What's poor about the Wolves line up?

      1. Jullepuu
        7 months, 12 days ago

        Kilman I guess

      2. Tsparkes10
        • 1 Year
        7 months, 12 days ago

        Dendonk and killman at cb? Much rather that than Boly and Bennett

    3. Annie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 12 days ago

      lol, Wolves will win easily

      1. Tsparkes10
        • 1 Year
        7 months, 12 days ago

        Lol indeed

  30. Dannywaz
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 12 days ago

    Party time