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Scout Notes

Chelsea assets blank as new Everton tactics pay dividends

Everton 3-1 Chelsea

  • Goals: Richarlison (£7.8m), Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£5.7m) x2 | Mateo Kovacic (£5.3m)
  • Assists: Djibril Sidibe (£5.3m), Tom Davies (£5.3m)
  • Bonus: Calvert-Lewin x3, Kovacic x2, Sidibe x1

Tammy Abraham (£7.9m), Mason Mount (£6.6m) and Christian Pulisic (£7.5m) all drew blanks in Gameweek 16, much to the frustration of their respective owners.

Having conceded 10 goals in the last three Gameweeks, Everton appeared to there for the taking but Duncan Ferguson’s introduction on the touchline, and his use of a 4-4-2 formation saw a totally different Toffees side in action against Chelsea.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£5.7m) was the chief beneficiary from the change in system as he bagged a scrappy brace to ensure three points for the Toffees after Mateo Kovacic (£5.3m) had matched Richarlison‘s (£7.8m) opener.

On the two-goal striker, Ferguson exclaimed:

I love Dominic [Calvert-Lewin]. I think he’s a very good player.

Richarlison modelled his opening goal on Duncan Ferguson’s trademark style

Richarlison scored the first goal of Ferguson’s interim reign with a header that the ex-Everton frontman would have been proud of. That was the Brazilian’s third goal in as many Premier League games.

Playing alongside Calvert-Lewin in an old-school two-man strike-force set-up, Richarlison nodded home from a Djibril Sidibe (£5.3m) cross after Everton played the ball wide having won it from Chelsea in midfield.

Ferguson and his backroom staff had planned on getting at Frank Lampard’s men down their left-hand side, as he explained:

We talked in the analysts’ meeting about the wee bit of space we could get down that side [for the first goal].

Calvert-Lewin and Richarlison worked well together as a strike partnership

It was blood-and-thunder stuff from the Toffees in the opening 25 minutes, with Chelsea failing to test Jordan Pickford (£5.4m) as Everton’s pressure on the ball told.

Theo Walcott (£6.2m) almost found Richarlison with a low cross in the 11th minute, while Calvert-Lewin shot straight at Kepa (£5.5m) after a pass from the ex-Arsenal man.

Michael Keane (£5.3m) was fortunate that Chelsea didn’t punish his giveaway near the Everton area after 18 minutes as a heavy touch from Willian (£7.1m) blew the opportunity.

As the half wore on, Ferguson’s men grew slightly wearier as Chelsea came close to scoring a number of times. Abraham was just off connecting with a Mount cross from the left on 32 minutes and did not get enough contact on a Willian ball from the other side just before that.

Chelsea’ no. 9 was second only to Calvert-Lewin for expected goal involvement (xGI) in GW16’s early kick-off.

Reece James continues to get more league starts while Tomori has now been benched in each of the last two matches

The Toffees once more burst out of the traps after half time, with Calvert-Lewin doubling their lead having outmuscled Andreas Christensen (£4.9m) on the edge of the Chelsea box.

Richarlison then drove an attempt inside the box straight at Kepa before a Chelsea attack at the other end saw the Blues pull a goal back.

A cross from Cesar Azpilicueta (£5.8m) – operating at left-back – was cleared by Lucas Digne (£5.8m) into the path of Mateo Kovacic (£5.3m), who found the corner of Pickford’s net with a fantastic volley.

In the 59th minute, Walcott – as appeared to be the habit of Everton attackers – fired a shot at Kepa from an acute angle inside the box.

Azpilicueta was again Chelsea’s creator in the 79th minute, teeing up a Mount volley which was blocked by his namesake Mason Holgate (£4.4m). Pickford then saved a follow-up effort from the Spanish full-back.

Calvert-Lewin wrapped up three points for Everton in the 85th minute after a poor mistake from Kepa. The Chelsea keeper passed the ball straight to Walcott, who found DCL in the area.

His backheel gave Tom Davies (£5.3m) the chance to score but N’Golo Kante‘s (£5.0m) defensive efforts saw the ball spill to Calvert-Lewin, who made no mistake from close range.

Pulisic’s blank against Everton was his third in a row

Pulisic had a late opportunity to reduce the arrears but his header inside the area was easily saved by England no. 1 Pickford.

Ferguson added on his players:

They were a credit to the football club. A reaction we were looking for.

For his part, Lampard was not impressed with how Chelsea conceded. Asked if Everton’s goals were a case of sloppiness from his team, the Blues boss responded:

Yeah. The first goal, we’re aware that Richarlison is good in the air. The other two were just really poor defending from us. We looked like we were getting back into the game at 2-1, we can’t give away [those] ridiculous goals.

Everton XI (4-4-2): Pickford; Digne, Keane, Holgate, Sidibe; Iwobi, Schneiderlin, Sigurdsson, Walcott. ; Richarlison, Calvert-Lewin.

Chelsea XI (4-2-3-1): Kepa; Azpilicueta, Zouma, Christensen, James; Kovacic, Kante; Pulisic, Mount, Willian; Abraham.

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676 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Ragnar Lothbrok
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Frustrated with Zaha, amazing fixtures but not yet providing a return!!

    1. fr3d
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Zaha in a nutshell. I never considered getting him

    2. Dacra
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Indeed, and other issues need fixing before getting rid to make sure all. Is good for Liverpool blank week, so he's staying in my team..

      1. Ragnar Lothbrok
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Only got him in 2 weeks ago tbf ahead of the good run of fixtures. I'll leave him in for now as you said but really expecting more! Might DM him...

    3. DeadStar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      I've always thought Milivojevic was the better choice. On all set pieces and produces better baseline bps. When I compared him to Zaha a week or two ago he had actually had more shots on target than Zaha. People just get drawn to the "forward" over the holding mid.

      1. Ragnar Lothbrok
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        I had Mili in pretty much all of last season, he did great. Hasn't stood out much this year but you're right that Zaha more appealing. It's funny hes not Palaces best FPL asset to own

    4. BIG TONES
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Might get him in this week. Derby match against Brighton

  2. The Man Pastore
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Henderson Button
    TAA Chilwell Lundstram Lowton Kelly
    Mane KDB Maddison Mount Cantwell
    Jesus Vardy Ings

    2FT / 1.4ITB

    What would you do here?

    I am 0.1 short of doing Jesus + Mount --> Rashford + Alli.

  3. Soto Ayam
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Is the Frank lampard honeymoon now over?

    1. Ragnar Lothbrok
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      I think so, but I do think theyll do better than yesterday. I will keep tammy but the other youngsters like Mount and tomori are on the chopping board for FPL teams

      1. Soto Ayam
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Yeah, thought it was hard to maintain their momentum. Pulisic has one more week then he's out. Tammy's a keeper for his price

    2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Bad result v Bournemouth & it might be

      They have 5 away in the following 8 including spurs, Leicester, Arsenal (lol), Newcastle

      1. Ragnar Lothbrok
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Yeah fixtures are turning. Their great fixture run nearly over now, I think we got some good return out of them but now time to reassess

      2. Zim0
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 18 days ago

        I like the lol next to arsenal

    3. bigbudgie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      let's see how they respond against Bournemouth. They haven't suddenly become a bad team. And their assets , Tammy in particular, are excellent value

      1. Soto Ayam
        1 month, 18 days ago

        If they don't get a healthy result against Bournemouth, then things are bad

  4. fr3d
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    I’ve built a great TV and told myself I wouldn’t worry about price changes anymore. Points only.

    But seeing Son moving for a double rise and KdB a double fall makes my knees itchy. I can make the swap now with 0.0 itb...

    1. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 18 days ago

      It’s a good move anyhow

    2. JustPark
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      It's a good move. I'm confused.

    3. fr3d
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Ideally I’d want to give KdB the Arsenal game... Wolves barely concede goals

    4. james 101
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      What’s your tv?

    5. oyho
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      KDB was City's best asset yesterday. Created tons of chances. Should have had points if his team mates had done their part.

  5. Atimis
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    This GW looks like a freaking horror show, anyway save FT ?

    Henderson
    TAA/Lund/Soy
    Mane/KDB/Dele/Maddison
    Vardy/Tammy/Jim

    Button/Tomori/Hayden/Rico

    1. Atimis
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Or KDB to Son as damage limitation?

      1. maratus
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Tomori to Kelly

    2. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Very good team ... save or remove Tomori

    3. oyho
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      We have the same team... Except I got Robbo over TAA, and Son over Dele. 2FT.

      So I already did Tomori to Kelly yesterday.. but now I can't do Son->Alli Jiminez->Rashford without taking a hit. I want Rash in.

  6. GARY AND JAMIE
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Anyone chucking Tomori ought to watch how furious FL was with the defending yesterday

    1. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Lol - it’s not like he was disappointed with all the other performances! All good when you’ve scored more goals than the opposition. Don’t you think if he could make them defensively solid he’d have done it already!

    2. Oscar Slater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Having him in my team was so annoying to look at. Ditched him for Kelly on Friday and it felt like a relief.

    3. Ragnar Lothbrok
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Hes still really cheap so I'll probably just leave him as bench

      1. Cruyff's Eleven
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 18 days ago

        No point if he isn't playing.....

  7. teneighty
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    I was all set on shipping Kane for Rashford but now I might have to reconsider.

    1. Ragnar Lothbrok
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Yeah that's not the right move to make atm

  8. Pep Roulette
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Robbo & Jiminez to Aurier & Rashford?

    1. Atimis
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Probably have to keep Jim till GW 18

    2. thomashl
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Doing pulisic and jimi to grealish and rash so yeah

  9. DAZZ
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    KDB owners since day 1, what are you doing? 9.7 tied up.

    1. Oscar Slater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Ditched him last night for Son. Frustrating to watch when he starts playing on the periphery.

    2. DeadStar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      I'm happy to hold still. Bad day yesterday but generally Man City are one of (if not the) best attacking teams in the league. He should still tick along with a steady flow of points.

      1. DAZZ
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Alli/Son double upers could get burnt when the Mou honemoon period ends

    3. Ragnar Lothbrok
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Havent had him all season, really wanted him some weeks ago but City arent they same team this year

    4. in sane in de bruyne
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Keeping

    5. The Fed
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Sold him before this gameweek, but I will be looking to get him back around 20 or 21.

      1. Soto Ayam
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Had him since the start and I'll be keeping for the foreseeable future

        1. orangecannonim
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Me too

    6. oyho
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Keeping. He played well yesterday-- could have scored, and should have had at least two assists if his team mates had done their part.

    7. HMC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Likely keeping but considering a switch for the first time as I plan my wildcard team
      It worked out well for me earlier but got seriously burnt this week after giving him the armband- Late switch from Ali

  10. Ragnar Lothbrok
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Alli and Son too much Spurs?

    1. DAZZ
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Potentially. It wont be often where both haul in the same game. I think Aurier and one of Son/Alli is enough personally

    2. thomashl
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Sounds appealing to me!

    3. GARY AND JAMIE
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Took a hit for both yesterday is my answer. They are playing advanced of Kane

      1. Ragnar Lothbrok
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        I may do this. I have Son already, but if I take out tielamans and mount, I can downgrade one and upgrade 1 to Alli, why not. -4 not the worst thing!

    4. The Units
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Maybe not

    5. Flying Dutchman
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      You need both cause one day Alli will fire one day Son. Your ML rivals will probably have one of them, so the day the not owned player fires, you'll be in trouble.

      1. Ragnar Lothbrok
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Great shout

    6. maratus
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Alli was awful yesterday.

      1. Ragnar Lothbrok
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Got to disagree with awful

  11. DeadStar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    As an Alli owner I don't know whether to feel luck or unlucky. His two assists seemed slightly fortunate to be given (especially the one where he got tackled) but then I feel unlucky he didn't get more from a 5-0 win. Hold for now I guess.

    1. George Agdgdgwngo
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Hold for sure. Points will be shared by son, Alli and Kane all season. Great value.

    2. Ivor Mac
      1 month, 18 days ago

      "Hold for now I guess". You are literally too stupid to insult....

      1. thomashl
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Be nice

        1. Ivor Mac
          1 month, 18 days ago

          I won't. That level of stupidity needs to be cut out on these forums. Ali is one of the best scoring midfielders the past few weeks. He is great value at 8.4 (even 8.6) and this idiot is contemplating selling him. There is no excuse for this level of stupidity. None. So no I won't be nice

          1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 18 days ago

            Hi Ivor Mac, welcome to FFS and congratulations on your first post 🙂

          2. Zim0
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 18 days ago

            Wow dude what's got ur panties in a bunch

            1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 18 days ago

              It’s certainly one of the angrier first contributions you’re likely to see

          3. DeadStar
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 18 days ago

            Touched a nerve? It's a discussion site, and you're the one showing some stupidity. I actually said "hold for now" not "should I sell him?" I was simply referring to the fact Alli got outscored by Kane and Son yesterday and I think it may become a discussion whether to have him over those two in the coming weeks.

            Also, I happen to think it's comments like yours that should be cut out of these forums.

          4. BIG TONES
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 18 days ago

            Don't be rude. If it were you asking the question you would want constructive feedback.

          5. Jafoole_88
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 18 days ago

            B£ll-end

      2. DeadStar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Maybe I should have been clearer - I mean hold over Kane and Son, who out performed yesterday.

        1. thomashl
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Think the points will be split between them. You’ll be doing fine holding alli, changing now will just be chasing points. Other fires to put out probably? 🙂

          1. DeadStar
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 18 days ago

            Yep. The difficulty will come if Kane and Son continue to outscore him. To me they did always feel the better option but because of the Alli craze I went with him. I feel sorry for the likes of Sam and Joe, who I believe ditched Kane this week and brought in Alli.

            1. thomashl
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 18 days ago

              Yeah, will be monitoring kane and alli - just happy I got son last week, but unhappy I didn’t cap him (went for vardy). With TAA and Mane I’m heading for a red arrow this week but hey, utd won so I’m happy :)))

              1. DeadStar
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 18 days ago

                Well done on the Son pick. Yep I think which Spurs player(s) to own is going to rumble on for a few weeks.

            2. GARY AND JAMIE
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 18 days ago

              Ditching Kane with yesterdays fixture was dangerous imo

              1. DeadStar
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 18 days ago

                I agree. I thought it was strange of them. Always had the possibility of back firing - I think Joe even said he expected Kane to do well.

      3. The Units
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Tell us what you really think.....

    3. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 18 days ago

      This is over analysing at Utd best - bank the points he’s still a good option

      1. Eat my goal!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 18 days ago

        It’s*

    4. Ragnar Lothbrok
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Hes gonna love life under Jose, keep at any cost! I want him in for a hit!

    5. maratus
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Slightly? He was really awful yesterday.

    6. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      He’s flying in fairness

      3G 3A in 4 games

      Instantly clicked back into 16/17 form

      1. DeadStar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        FPL points wise yes, in great form. He was lucky yesterday though. I didn't think FPL awarded assists like his second? He got tackled and didn't actually intend to play the ball to Kane.

        1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Yeah they have to give those per the rules

          An assist is awarded whether the pass was intentional (that it actually creates the chance) or unintentional (that the player had to dribble the ball or an inadvertent touch or shot created the chance).

          Alli is Gold now as a 10/SS

          1. DeadStar
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 18 days ago

            Yeah fair enough. Maybe I'm just thinking historically I remember some assists not being given (like a deflected cross etc.). They are a lot more consistent these days. Yep Alli stays for now, will monitor Kane and Son as alternatives.

    7. Soto Ayam
      1 month, 18 days ago

      I was more furious when he was clean through on goal and decided to gather his thoughts allowing the defender to make a great recovering tackle. Happy with assists, but he didn't seem at the races yesterday.

      1. GARY AND JAMIE
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Me to as an owner and Son capper. 13 points gone by that hesitation

  12. George Agdgdgwngo
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Henderson
    Pereira/Lund/Soybean
    Mane/KDB/Alli/Son
    Vardy/Tammy/Rash

    Button/kelly/Hayden/Rico

    Team set for crimbo?

    1. thomashl
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Looks as delicious as a christmas pudding

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Is that the code for ‘good on paper’? 🙂 Seriously, great team!

        1. thomashl
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Haha! I don’t know really, meant it as a compliment. Great team for sure!

    2. Supertrooper
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      I am envious of that team

    3. rokonto
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Same here startin 11 apart from Pereira and Alli... have Alex Arnold and Maddison

  13. The Units
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    TAA and Jim to Rashford and Aurier/Holgate/CPL def?

    1. thomashl
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Sure!

    2. Ivor Mac
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Ah here. WTF. No!!

      1. The Units
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Why such a strong no? TAA ain't off the charts as a 7mil def should be.

        1. Ivor Mac
          1 month, 18 days ago

          TAA is must have. Liverpool will eventually start getting clean sheets. Rashford is too inconsistent. Jimi will outscore him by seasons end. TAA at the end of last season won me my mini league. Keep the faith

          1. Zim0
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 18 days ago

            How is rashford too inconsistent? He has 7 goals and 3 assists in the past 8 games. If anything Trent is inconsistent. Only a 10 and a 7 pointer in the last 10 games and Liverpool have a blank and difficult fixtures now.

            1. thomashl
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 18 days ago

              Didn’t take their blank into consideration, might do him to aurier

          2. The Units
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 18 days ago

            Problem is while I wait missing outon points.

    3. Ragnar Lothbrok
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      TAA is killing me. Had him all season, not consistent enough - will free up so many funds. But he will sting me I know he will when I take him out

      1. The Units
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Only sting us if dont use the funds well

    4. Zim0
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 18 days ago

      I'd hold for this week because Watford can't seem to score and Rashford is up against a resurgent Everton side

      1. The Units
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Thanks could be worth a week I am probably caught up in the bandwagon!

  14. thomashl
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Doing Jimenez -> Rashford

    - but is it a trap now that united are playing opponenta who will likely sit back? Rash has been steadily accruing points all season to be fair to him

    1. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Aye, do it - I took Jimmi out for Tammy (plum home game) but still feel jmmi could do well against spurs

      1. thomashl
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Cheers mate. Will just have to see grealish through the game today first!

    2. Ragnar Lothbrok
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      I chose Rash over Jimi 6 weeks ago, was a hard decision but as a Utd fan that steered it for me. He hasn't let me down. Having his best season to date, sure I dont think he will be consistent every week, he was a ghost in the 2nd half yesterday but its safer to have him. I like Jimi but Rash has to have the edge

      1. thomashl
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Good call! Yeah, I guess pep shouted some stuff to their defs at half time, they managed to take him out in the 2nd half. Utd fan here as well, think I’ll do it, just afraid to jinx the team haha! Glory glory

  15. Dacra
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Is 5 cheap at the back the way to go?

    I'm thinking TAA to cheapo (4.4) for week 18 blank, then upgrade Zaha and/or Tielemans with the 5.4 d have itb..

    1. The Units
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Thinking the same with CS hard to come by!

    2. Oscar Slater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Kelly, Lund, Willems, Aurier & Rico frees up soooo much money for where it matters.

      1. Dacra
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Lund, Rico, Kelly, Soy, +1 it's be for me..

    3. Ragnar Lothbrok
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      This is a funny time of the season to go for a budget defence. Around xmas/jan teams really start to cement their position in the league so I expect better defence from the bigger teams. At the end of the day the real quality normally does better at the end of the FPL season

      1. maratus
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Agree, getting 5 cheapie def will backfire eventually. It could already be this hectic xmas period.

  16. Slitherene
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Who scores more this week?

    A) Baldock + Ings (new)
    B) Lundstram + Jimenez (bha)

    1. Ragnar Lothbrok
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      B I guess but I dont think there will be much in it

  17. mdm
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Which GK for the next 3 fixtures until WC:

    A. Gazza (wol, CHE, BHA)
    B. Heaton (shu, SOU, NOR)
    C. Henderson (AVL, bha, WAT)

    Thanks!

    1. Slitherene
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Should consider DdG or Guaita, if money not an issue.

  18. Prisoner B5160-8
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Is Martin Kelly nailed until Ward comes back?

    1. Dacra
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Believe so, just from what other have said.

      Well I hope so, I got him for Tomori last night..

    2. Slitherene
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Hope so

    3. Oscar Slater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Martin Kelly essential.

    4. GARY AND JAMIE
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Im thinking of Cahill in a Palace double up. Seem great value

      1. GARY AND JAMIE
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Ward is New Year earliest

    5. Ragnar Lothbrok
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Got him on my bench for 8 points. Just got to hope Chilwell doesnt play

  19. Do I Not Like Orange
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Is Tomori finished now do we think, or likely to come back in after that defensive horror show at Goodison?

    1. Slitherene
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Yes. Unexpected career ending benching!

    2. Dacra
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      With the Liverpool blank coming meaning bench will be needed, don't think he's worth the risk.

      There's enough more nailed cheap defenders.

    3. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Chelsea’s fixtures aren’t all that appealing anymore - just move him on

    4. Oscar Slater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      He may well come back and start racking up his one and two pointers again.

    5. GARY AND JAMIE
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Rudiger will be nailed and i think he will play with him as the other 2 are dreadful. But yes they look like they are shipping goals, id move if i had no other pressing issue

    6. Ragnar Lothbrok
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Hes cheap enough for bench fodder though? I think he will start playing again after their shocking defence yesterday

      1. GARY AND JAMIE
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        I think start him next week for sure but then reassess, see if Rudiger returns

    7. The Fed
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      I think he will replace Christensen in the weekend, just my opinion

  20. manu4life99
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Dreadful gw but surely save FT?

    Hend
    TAA Lund Soy
    Mane KDB Maddison Pulisic
    Vardy Jiminez Tammy

    Heaton Kelly Aurier Dendonker

    1. Ragnar Lothbrok
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      I think you should take our KDB for Son or Alli

  21. MadDog86
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Any other Vardy owners hoping for a blank today after a great captaincy pick yesterday???

    1. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 18 days ago

      No, hoping for points just less than my captain Son

      6 would be nice

    2. GARY AND JAMIE
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Yep too many Mane C Vardy VC in my ML

    3. HMC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Would be happy with CS, Tielemans involvement over Vardy

  22. bigbudgie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Morning/afternoon/evening

    2FT - very little wriggle room in my team (can't lose any of those strikers imo)

    A) TAA > 5.4 and Mount > Alli
    B) KDB > Son and save FT

    Ryan
    TAA Soy Lundy Kelly Rico
    Mane KDB Maddison Mount Dendonker
    Vardy Tammy Rashford

    1. Lumberjack
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      B

  23. XABI 15
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Gutting that at 1129 I bneched Kelly for Lundstram.

    Any chance of a Lundstram rest today?

    1. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Alternatively Lund might get an assist and a CS

    2. Ragnar Lothbrok
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Hope so! I'm in the same situation

    3. Tsparkes10
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Doubt it mate. Did look a little tonight but nobody to replace him atm, especially at Norwich

      1. XABI 15
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Could the YC ban factor in?

        1. Tsparkes10
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 18 days ago

          I thought it would for Newcastle. This is a big game

    4. maratus
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      I expect Pukki to score. One more yellow card and Lund will be resting.

  24. Vamos Los Celeste
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    2.1 itb 0 FT
    Salah cap again ? GTG ?

    Gazza
    Soy Lund Kelly
    Salah (C) Alli Son & Maddison
    Vardy (V) Rash Ings

    Dunk Cantwell Doherty

  25. Tsparkes10
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Sheff U master class and Perreira to out score any leicester player plz.

  26. The Man Pastore
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Henderson Button
    TAA Chilwell Lundstram Lowton Kelly
    Mane KDB Maddison Mount Cantwell
    Jesus Vardy Ings

    2FT / 1.4ITB

    What would you do here?

    1. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 18 days ago

      KDB > son

      Cantwell > grealish

      1. The Man Pastore
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Why Cantwell, grealish?

  27. Lukey27
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    How about that Suarez back heel last night. OMG!

    1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Not exciting enough but nice goal!

  28. BIG TONES
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Have exact money for the following:

    Jesus + Jorginho to Zaha + Abraham

    Yay or nay?

    1. aapoman
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Zaha is bad

      1. BIG TONES
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        I rate Palace's fixtures and he always tries harder ahead of the transfer windows. Appreciate your reply though mate!

    2. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Grealish not zaha

  29. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Anyone else not qualifying for the FPL cup as things stand? Need a 4.2m GW rank

    1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Without Vardy(c) and 3.9m rank, I wont be surprised.

      But its nothing new to me, have qualified only once till date 😆

  30. aapoman
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    I know it's early but if prices change I'm short of the move I desire.

    Pope
    Aurier Soy Lundy
    Mane KDB Son Alli Mount
    Vardy Jimenez

    4.0; Coady, Guilbert, Greenwood

    Would it be reasonable to do Mount/Jimenez to Grealish/Rashford for a hit? Or just Jimenez to Tammy?