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
    5 days, 20 hours ago

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

    1. Slouch87 Scott Talent
      • 4 Years
      5 days, 20 hours ago

      Possible but as their current form player I think unlikely.

      1. theodosios
        • 2 Years
        5 days, 20 hours ago

        He was awful yesterday

        1. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          5 days, 20 hours 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
            5 days, 20 hours ago

            Nimes - Metz

          2. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
            • 7 Years
            5 days, 20 hours ago

            He means that Pulisic didn't get him any points

          3. theodosios
            • 2 Years
            5 days, 20 hours ago

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

            1. iL PiStOlErO
                5 days, 20 hours ago

                Like saying he was awful. Same thing.

              • Slouch87 Scott Talent
                • 4 Years
                5 days, 20 hours ago

                Awful is also nonsense.

            2. jtreble
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              5 days, 20 hours ago

              Don’t feed the troll please.

              1. theodosios
                • 2 Years
                5 days, 20 hours ago

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

                1. Camzy
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  5 days, 20 hours ago

                  He was the biggest xG underachiever of yesterday.

                  1. Brosstan
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    5 days, 20 hours ago

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

                    1. theodosios
                      • 2 Years
                      5 days, 20 hours ago

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

          4. Jurgen Flopp
            • 5 Years
            5 days, 20 hours ago

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

          5. iL PiStOlErO
              5 days, 20 hours ago

              Cmon man I wish then that everybody are that awful.

            • Magic Zico
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              5 days, 20 hours ago

              What?

        2. Jurgen Flopp
          • 5 Years
          5 days, 20 hours ago

          Nah he will start they need to bounce back

        3. iL PiStOlErO
            5 days, 20 hours ago

            Hope not. Especially if Tammy is still out.

        4. dunas_dog
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          5 days, 20 hours 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
            5 days, 20 hours ago

            Maybe Pope > Hendo, Guaita

          2. Winston.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            5 days, 20 hours ago

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

            1. Maddamotha
              • 3 Years
              5 days, 20 hours ago

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

          3. Conik
            • 3 Years
            5 days, 20 hours ago

            Perfect chance to change keeper.

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

        5. Cantwell on these things.
          • 2 Years
          5 days, 20 hours 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. Slouch87 Scott Talent
            • 4 Years
            5 days, 20 hours ago

            Very little.

            1. Cantwell on these things.
              • 2 Years
              5 days, 20 hours ago

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

        6. It’s gonna Ben Mee
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          5 days, 20 hours ago

          Play one:

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

          1. Jurgen Flopp
            • 5 Years
            5 days, 20 hours ago

            Ryan.

          2. iL PiStOlErO
              5 days, 20 hours ago

              A

          3. twoplustwo
            • 5 Years
            5 days, 20 hours ago

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

            1. Jurgen Flopp
              • 5 Years
              5 days, 20 hours ago

              Keep

            2. Me Spurs
              • 1 Year
              5 days, 20 hours ago

              Son more reliable I’d say despite alli recent form

            3. iL PiStOlErO
                5 days, 20 hours ago

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

              • toca
                  5 days, 20 hours ago

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

                • International Richard
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  5 days, 20 hours ago

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

              • Nightcrawler
                  5 days, 20 hours 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. Cantwell on these things.
                    • 2 Years
                    5 days, 20 hours ago

                    Chambers isn't a 'casuals' pick then?

                    1. Nightcrawler
                        5 days, 20 hours ago

                        Obviously not

                        1. Cantwell on these things.
                          • 2 Years
                          5 days, 20 hours ago

                          You watched Arsenal at all this season?

                    2. BERGKOP
                      • 8 Years
                      5 days, 20 hours ago

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

                    3. Brosstan
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      5 days, 20 hours ago

                      Stop stealing my material

                  2. Totti
                    • 3 Years
                    5 days, 20 hours 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
                      5 days, 20 hours ago

                      C

                    2. BERGKOP
                      • 8 Years
                      5 days, 20 hours ago

                      None of these trades make sense

                  3. RamaJama
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    5 days, 20 hours 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
                      5 days, 20 hours 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
                      5 days, 20 hours ago

                      You'll have the same bench problem with Mousset anyway

                      A

                    3. RamaJama
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      5 days, 20 hours ago

                      Cheers!

                  4. unitednations
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    5 days, 20 hours ago

                    Worth doing Mount >> Maddison or Pulisic or Zaha?

                    1. RamaJama
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      5 days, 20 hours ago

                      Maddison

                    2. iL PiStOlErO
                        5 days, 20 hours ago

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

                      • Jurgen Flopp
                        • 5 Years
                        5 days, 20 hours ago

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

                      • antis0cial
                        • 3 Years
                        5 days, 20 hours ago

                        Zaha worth a punt with those fixtures and that price

                      • Daniel - KTBFFH
                        • 10 Years
                        5 days, 20 hours ago

                        Zaha

                    3. fylde2022
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      5 days, 20 hours ago

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

                      Alli, Son, Kane

                      1. RamaJama
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 7 Years
                        5 days, 20 hours ago

                        Son

                      2. Jurgen Flopp
                        • 5 Years
                        5 days, 20 hours ago

                        Son

                      3. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
                        • 7 Years
                        5 days, 20 hours ago

                        Alli and I own Son

                      4. iL PiStOlErO
                          5 days, 20 hours ago

                          Sonny. Alli if feeling punty.

                        • antis0cial
                          • 3 Years
                          5 days, 20 hours ago

                          Son > Ali > Kane

                        • BERGKOP
                          • 8 Years
                          5 days, 20 hours ago

                          Son after Utd

                        • toca
                            5 days, 20 hours ago

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

                          • Over Midwicket
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 7 Years
                            5 days, 20 hours ago

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

                        • 1912 F.A Cup Winners
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 2 Years
                          5 days, 20 hours 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
                            5 days, 20 hours 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
                              5 days, 20 hours ago

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

                        • Jullepuu
                            5 days, 20 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

                          • Bakra
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 9 Years
                            5 days, 20 hours ago

                            When is the update for Tammy due?

                            1. iL PiStOlErO
                                5 days, 20 hours ago

                                Monday I think

                            2. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
                              • 7 Years
                              5 days, 20 hours ago

                              Pope > Hendo overkill when I also have the Lord?

                              1. iL PiStOlErO
                                  5 days, 20 hours ago

                                  Maybe not, they keep getting cs.

                                  1. BERGKOP
                                    • 8 Years
                                    5 days, 20 hours ago

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

                                    1. iL PiStOlErO
                                        5 days, 20 hours ago

                                        Nice. But that is still not 4 from 4.

                                  2. antis0cial
                                    • 3 Years
                                    5 days, 20 hours 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
                                    • 5 Years
                                    5 days, 20 hours ago

                                    Guaita

                                  4. Brosstan
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 5 Years
                                    5 days, 20 hours ago

                                    Im doing it for a hit

                                • antis0cial
                                  • 3 Years
                                  5 days, 20 hours ago

                                  Hendo or Guaita? (have Lund)

                                  1. iL PiStOlErO
                                      5 days, 20 hours ago

                                      Guaita then

                                    • Jullepuu
                                        5 days, 20 hours ago

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

                                        1. toca
                                            5 days, 20 hours 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)

                                          • antis0cial
                                            • 3 Years
                                            5 days, 19 hours ago

                                            Thanks. Schmeical also an option within budge

                                        2. Jurgen Flopp
                                          • 5 Years
                                          5 days, 20 hours ago

                                          Guiata

                                      • nerd_is_the_werd
                                          5 days, 20 hours ago

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

                                          1. Cantwell on these things.
                                            • 2 Years
                                            5 days, 20 hours ago

                                            Cos his hips don't lie.

                                            1. Cantwell on these things.
                                              • 2 Years
                                              5 days, 20 hours ago

                                              Bad, sorry.

                                              1. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                • 1 Year
                                                5 days, 20 hours ago

                                                Don't twell on it

                                              2. The Overthinker - I blame R…
                                                • 3 Years
                                                5 days, 20 hours ago

                                                Loved it 😀

                                          2. antis0cial
                                            • 3 Years
                                            5 days, 20 hours ago

                                            There is still a good chance that he wont start

                                          3. jtreble
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 3 Years
                                            5 days, 20 hours ago

                                            Because Abraham will drop in price yet again today.

                                          4. Jullepuu
                                              5 days, 20 hours ago

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

                                              1. Athletic Nasherbo
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                • 2 Years
                                                5 days, 20 hours ago

                                                I would love this.

                                            • So Youre Telling Me Theres …
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • 1 Year
                                              5 days, 20 hours 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????

                                            • Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • 9 Years
                                              5 days, 20 hours 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

                                            • Slouch87 Scott Talent
                                              • 4 Years
                                              5 days, 20 hours ago

                                              Think he starts against Villa .

                                          5. Stef rocks
                                            • 2 Years
                                            5 days, 20 hours 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
                                              5 days, 20 hours ago

                                              Not yet.

                                            2. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • 1 Year
                                              5 days, 20 hours 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
                                              5 days, 20 hours ago

                                              Nope

                                            4. International Richard
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • 9 Years
                                              5 days, 20 hours ago

                                              not sure Lamps will risk 90 mins

                                          6. J ⚒ Gimme your Mané…
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 5 Years
                                            5 days, 20 hours 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
                                              • 5 Years
                                              5 days, 20 hours ago

                                              Correct

                                              1. J ⚒ Gimme your Mané…
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                • 5 Years
                                                5 days, 20 hours ago

                                                Thanks!

                                            2. Wild Rover
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • 9 Years
                                              5 days, 20 hours ago

                                              The FPL will include today in the November rankings

                                              1. J ⚒ Gimme your Mané…
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                • 5 Years
                                                5 days, 20 hours ago

                                                Thanks!

                                            3. BERGKOP
                                              • 8 Years
                                              5 days, 20 hours ago

                                              Yes

                                              1. J ⚒ Gimme your Mané…
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                • 5 Years
                                                5 days, 20 hours ago

                                                Thanks

                                          7. Roten Teufel
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 5 Years
                                            5 days, 20 hours ago

                                            Reports that Watford have fired Flores.

                                            1. Slouch87 Scott Talent
                                              • 4 Years
                                              5 days, 20 hours ago

                                              They have

                                            2. Cantwell on these things.
                                              • 2 Years
                                              5 days, 20 hours ago

                                              Javi Gracia reappointed.

                                            3. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • 9 Years
                                              5 days, 20 hours ago

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

                                              1. The One True Marvin
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                • 3 Years
                                                5 days, 20 hours ago

                                                He's holding out for the Utd job.

                                                1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  • 9 Years
                                                  5 days, 20 hours 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
                                                  • 2 Years
                                                  5 days, 20 hours ago

                                                  He would keep them up.

                                                  1. el polako
                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                    • 2 Years
                                                    5 days, 20 hours ago

                                                    United that is.

                                            4. Brosstan
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • 5 Years
                                              5 days, 20 hours ago

                                              What a terribly run club

                                              1. toca
                                                  5 days, 20 hours ago

                                                  Shambolic really, well deserved if they go down

                                              2. Amey
                                                • 1 Year
                                                5 days, 20 hours ago

                                                Time for Marco Silva

                                              3. Old Man
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                • 8 Years
                                                5 days, 19 hours ago

                                                Chris Hughton favourite apparently

                                            5. Athletic Nasherbo
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • 2 Years
                                              5 days, 20 hours 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
                                                5 days, 20 hours ago

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

                                                1. Athletic Nasherbo
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  • 2 Years
                                                  5 days, 20 hours ago

                                                  I’m 100k mate better than most.

                                                  1. Jurgen Flopp
                                                    • 5 Years
                                                    5 days, 20 hours ago

                                                    100k and making decisions like that. Tut tut

                                                    1. Athletic Nasherbo
                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                      • 2 Years
                                                      5 days, 20 hours 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. The One True Marvin
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  • 3 Years
                                                  5 days, 20 hours 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
                                                    • 2 Years
                                                    5 days, 20 hours ago

                                                    I’d keep Kane.

                                                    1. The One True Marvin
                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                      • 3 Years
                                                      5 days, 20 hours ago

                                                      You're right. I might change back.

                                              2. fr3d
                                                • 2 Years
                                                5 days, 20 hours ago

                                                Ouch 😆

                                                1. Athletic Nasherbo
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  • 2 Years
                                                  5 days, 20 hours ago

                                                  It’s worse I did Batsman > Abraham -4

                                              3. jtreble
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                • 3 Years
                                                5 days, 20 hours ago

                                                Shame.

                                                1. Athletic Nasherbo
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  • 2 Years
                                                  5 days, 20 hours ago

                                                  Alright mate.

                                                  1. jtreble
                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                    • 3 Years
                                                    5 days, 20 hours ago

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

                                                    1. Athletic Nasherbo
                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                      • 2 Years
                                                      5 days, 20 hours ago

                                                      If Bats starts this midweek it’ll be happy.

                                              4. Hazz
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                • 2 Years
                                                5 days, 20 hours 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
                                                  • 2 Years
                                                  5 days, 20 hours ago

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

                                                  1. So Youre Telling Me Theres …
                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                    • 1 Year
                                                    5 days, 19 hours 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

                                            6. Tsparkes10
                                              • 1 Year
                                              5 days, 20 hours ago

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

                                            7. Camzy
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • 9 Years
                                              5 days, 20 hours 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
                                                5 days, 20 hours ago

                                                Nice fixture run.

                                                1. Camzy
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  • 9 Years
                                                  5 days, 20 hours ago

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

                                                  1. Jullepuu
                                                      5 days, 20 hours 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
                                                  • 2 Years
                                                  5 days, 20 hours ago

                                                  Agreed.

                                                3. Klein
                                                  • 4 Years
                                                  5 days, 20 hours 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
                                                  5 days, 20 hours ago

                                                  Four clean sheets in seven "easy" games

                                                  Fourteen of the next sixteen games are "easy"

                                                  1. Camzy
                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                    • 9 Years
                                                    5 days, 20 hours 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
                                                      5 days, 20 hours ago

                                                      Anyone with sense is already maxed out on Leicester

                                                      1. Jurgen Flopp
                                                        • 5 Years
                                                        5 days, 20 hours ago

                                                        This

                                                      2. Camzy
                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                        • 9 Years
                                                        5 days, 20 hours 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
                                                          • 5 Years
                                                          5 days, 20 hours ago

                                                          Each to their own

                                                        2. jtreble
                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                          • 3 Years
                                                          5 days, 20 hours 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
                                                            • 9 Years
                                                            5 days, 20 hours 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
                                                              5 days, 20 hours ago

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

                                                            2. jtreble
                                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                              • 3 Years
                                                              5 days, 19 hours 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
                                                      5 days, 20 hours 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
                                                  • 5 Years
                                                  5 days, 20 hours 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
                                                    • 5 Years
                                                    5 days, 20 hours ago

                                                    My point was only 0.3m more

                                                6. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  • 9 Years
                                                  5 days, 20 hours 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
                                                    • 5 Years
                                                    5 days, 20 hours ago

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

                                                  2. Camzy
                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                    • 9 Years
                                                    5 days, 20 hours 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
                                                      • 9 Years
                                                      5 days, 20 hours 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
                                                      5 days, 20 hours 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
                                                        • 9 Years
                                                        5 days, 19 hours 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
                                                  5 days, 19 hours ago

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

                                              2. Wild Rover
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                • 9 Years
                                                5 days, 20 hours 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 (specialist in failu…
                                                  • 6 Years
                                                  5 days, 20 hours ago

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

                                                2. Amey
                                                  • 1 Year
                                                  5 days, 20 hours ago

                                                  PL clubs are fickle

                                                3. Tamagotchi Massacre
                                                  • 5 Years
                                                  5 days, 20 hours 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
                                                  5 days, 19 hours 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!

                                              3. KAPTAIN KANE
                                                • 2 Years
                                                5 days, 20 hours ago

                                                OMG SCENES

                                                1. Brosstan
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  • 5 Years
                                                  5 days, 20 hours ago

                                                  Cant believe it... season over...

                                                2. THFC4LIFE
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  • 3 Years
                                                  5 days, 20 hours ago

                                                  .........

                                              4. manu4life99
                                                • 9 Years
                                                5 days, 20 hours 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

                                              5. Wirbelwind
                                                • 2 Years
                                                5 days, 20 hours 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
                                                  5 days, 20 hours ago

                                                  He’s been poor

                                                  1. lindeg
                                                    • 1 Year
                                                    5 days, 20 hours ago

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

                                                2. Amey
                                                  • 1 Year
                                                  5 days, 20 hours ago

                                                  Can get Pulisic for small upgrade cost though

                                                3. Holmes (specialist in failu…
                                                  • 6 Years
                                                  5 days, 20 hours ago

                                                  Last few returns are pretty poor

                                              6. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                • 9 Years
                                                5 days, 20 hours 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. Ljungberg
                                                  • 4 Years
                                                  5 days, 20 hours ago

                                                  Cheers!

                                                2. Holmes (specialist in failu…
                                                  • 6 Years
                                                  5 days, 20 hours ago

                                                  Ozzzzzzil

                                                3. jtreble
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  • 3 Years
                                                  5 days, 20 hours ago

                                                  Thanks very much for this.

                                                4. Deulofail
                                                  • 3 Years
                                                  5 days, 19 hours ago

                                                  Mustafi & Luiz :'(

                                              7. _sidney_will
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                • 3 Years
                                                5 days, 20 hours ago

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

                                              8. Tsparkes10
                                                • 1 Year
                                                5 days, 20 hours ago

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

                                                1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
                                                  • 6 Years
                                                  5 days, 20 hours ago

                                                  Its not over till its over 😉

                                                  Thoughts on Fleck? Good enough for 5th mid?

                                                  1. HashAttack
                                                    • 2 Years
                                                    5 days, 20 hours ago

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

                                                  2. Tsparkes10
                                                    • 1 Year
                                                    5 days, 20 hours 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
                                                  5 days, 20 hours ago

                                                  What's poor about the Wolves line up?

                                                  1. Jullepuu
                                                      5 days, 20 hours ago

                                                      Kilman I guess

                                                    • Tsparkes10
                                                      • 1 Year
                                                      5 days, 20 hours ago

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

                                                  2. Annie
                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                    • 7 Years
                                                    5 days, 19 hours ago

                                                    lol, Wolves will win easily

                                                    1. Tsparkes10
                                                      • 1 Year
                                                      5 days, 19 hours ago

                                                      Lol indeed

                                                3. Dannywaz
                                                    5 days, 20 hours ago

                                                    Party time