Scout Notes

Palace defence continues to attract interest despite uninspiring attack

Watford 0-0 Crystal Palace

Goals: None

Assists: None

Bonus Points: Vicente Guaita x3 (£5.0m), Martin Kelly x2 (£4.2m), Gary Cahill x2 (£4.5m)

The stock of Crystal Palace defenders continues to rise as they kept a third clean in a row at Watford on Saturday afternoon.

The Eagles’ total of six shutouts this season is bettered only by Leicester City so far and they still have favourable fixtures on the horizon, including Brighton (home), Newcastle (away), West Ham (home), Southampton (away) and Norwich (away).

Martin Kelly (£4.2m) and Vicente Guaita (£5.0m) are likely to be the chief beneficiaries of that run from a Fantasy perspective as they both added bonus points against Watford. Goalkeeper Guaita has now scored eight points or more in each of his last three outings too.

Palace’s achievements at the back have been made all the more impressive considering recent defensive and disciplinary issues they have had to overcome in the process.

Kelly has been a reliable source of points since Ward was ruled out with injury

They kept Bournemouth out in midweek with a number of absences at centre-back and came into Gameweek 16 with similar issues.

Mamadou Sakho (£5.0m) was sent off on Tuesday evening, earning a three-match suspension in the process, while Patrick van Aanholt (£5.5m) sustained a potentially long-term hamstring injury at Selhurst Park that night.

With Joel Ward (£4.4m) also out until January with a knee problem, it meant Roy Hodgson went to Watford with no recognised full-backs, versatile options Kelly and Jeffrey Schlupp (£5.5m) deputising on the right and left respectively.

The Palace manager was boosted by the return to full fitness of Gary Cahill (£4.5m), who started alongside James Tomkins (£5.0m), and Scott Dann (£4.3m), who was named among the substitutes, but the injuries still continued to pile up as make-shift left-back Schlupp had to be replaced by centre-back/defensive midfielder Jairo Riedewald (£4.5m) at half-time having picked up a muscular injury.

“All these muscle injuries have to be assessed and the doctors won’t give you any idea at the moment to the extent of it, but it was forced upon us.” – Roy Hodgson

Cahill was a key player for Palace in their draw at Watford

Despite the ongoing issues, Palace continued to defend well against Watford, with Riedewald, operating very well in a position that he is not used to playing in.

“We were obliged to put Jaïro in, and he did exceptionally well in a position that he certainly hasn’t played many games for us in, and to come in, in the second half and play a Watford team who play the ball forward quickly and play with wingers and he coped very well. We were fortunate that happened because we really have been so unlucky because at the start of the season we said we don’t want injuries at right and left-back because we need [Joel] Ward and Patrick van Aanholt there all the time; we didn’t get that.” – Roy Hodgson

Palace’s best defensive asset at Vicarage Road was Cahill, whose last-ditch tackle on Ismaïla Sarr (£6.2m) was his most vital contribution.

His return to fitness should not be underestimated as Palace continue to face favourable opposition over the Christmas period.

“It would be easy to say I am surprised (at Cahill’s performance), but I am not that surprised, because I knew how good a player he is. He was a regular for four years in my England team, so I knew how good he was. What I perhaps didn’t know quite so well was how it had gone for him at Chelsea, when he didn’t play as many games. So there was that element and not knowing 100 per cent if he would be the same Gary Cahill I knew from three years ago, but of course, he is.” – Roy Hodgson

Zaha has not shown much in either of the last two matches to encourage investment

However, Palace’s attacking assets are still struggling to match-up to their defensive colleagues in terms of Fantasy potential.

After scoring in back-to-back matches in Gameweeks 13 and 14, it’s now two blanks in a row for Wilfried Zaha (£6.8m).

While you could make a case that Palace were limited in attack against Brighton by Sakho’s early red card, they did not have such mitigating circumstances at Watford.

In truth, the Eagles provided very little attacking threat, Zaha epitomising that perfectly by not once registering a shot on goal. The fact that he was unable to do so against a poor Watford side is unlikely to endear Fantasy managers to him even if the schedule is appealing.

That said, Hodgson did make a point of highlighting the attention Zaha received from Watford players on Saturday afternoon, the Ivory Coast international the most-fouled player.

“It was pretty clear in the first half they were going to mark him tightly, and there is nothing wrong with that, I fully understand that, and if I had been the opposition manager, I also would have been making certain that he didn’t get much time and space.” – Roy Hodgson

James McArthur (£5.2m) and Jordan Ayew (£5.1m) were the two Crystal Palace players who came the closest to scoring.

Midfield man McArthur found himself free on the left in the first half but could not even test Ben Foster (£4.8m) with his effort, dragging it wide.

In the second period, Ayew drifted from his centre-forward berth onto the right flank, got around Adam Masina (£4.3m) with a stepover and rifled a shot over the bar.

Deeney’s presence for Watford will be a help to them under new manager Pearson

In truth, it was Watford who looked the more likely to score than the visitors. Yes, Palace defended better than their hosts but the Hornets still created better chances.

“The first half was quite even but in the second half we were the ones on the front foot, and we pushed them back for large periods of the game. We didn’t really get any clear-cut chances which we looked at and it was a bit disappointing, but it was a great performance, the lads gave absolutely everything and I’m sure we’ll go again next week.” – Hayden Mullins

In the second half, some head-tennis in midfield, helped along by Troy Deeney (£6.2m), who was making his second start in a row since coming back from injury, set Gerard Deulofeu (£6.1m) on a run through the middle. The former Everton man could only place his effort wide of Guaita’s goal.

Late-on, a rare error from Kelly gifted the ball to Andre Gray (£5.6m), triggering something of a goalmouth scramble.

Tomkins’ tackle only went as far as Deeney, who scuffed his shot. Sarr managed to get on the end of the loose ball but Guaita smothered it to secure the point and clean sheet for Palace.

With Nigel Pearson appointed as the Watford manager on Friday, it was too late in the week for him to have much impact on selection and tactics. Therefore, it must be said that there is only a limited amount we can glean from the Hornets’ latest outing moving forward.

“(Nigel) just said a few words with the lads, he introduced himself, went around the group and shook everyone’s hands. He had a few words to say just before the boys went out which was brilliant. I think one of the reasons the club appointed him is they know his pedigree, he’s a top manager and he’s got a good group of players, which is brilliant as well.” – Hayden Mullins

Watford XI (4-2-3-1): Foster; Masina, Cathcart, Kabasele, Femenía; Capoue, Doucouré (Chalobah 78′); Deulofeu, Pereyra (A Gray 77′), Sarr; Deeney.

Crystal Palace XI (4-5-1): Guaita; Schlupp (Riedewald 46′), Cahill, Tomkins, M Kelly; Zaha, McArthur, Milivojevic, Kouyaté (McCarthy 83′), Townsend (Benteke 73′); Ayew.

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950 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Bobby Digital
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Maddison or Martial this week? Or do I keep Tielemans for one more week?

    1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Had the same decision and went for Martial because he had the better next 3 games, if for this week only it’s gotta he Maddison imo.

    2. Zico Senna
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Sold Tielemans last night, just dreadful.

      1. Bobby Digital
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        He's not dreadful really, he's just playing the #8 role, assisting the assister.

      2. jacklfc88
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        I take it you mean dreadful as an FPL player; not a Leicester fan but personally think he's a real talent, makes them tick.

        1. Old Man
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Very good player - and a vital component in our team.

    3. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Maddison, I don’t really see a bad game for Leicester. City & Pool not exactly watertight & Vardy / Maddison will soon find faults 😉

      1. One Wheels Enough
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Martial prob has the higher ceiling but can you put up with his flakyness?

    4. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      WHU ARS predictions?

      1. Bobby Digital
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        1-1

      2. Andrew
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        2-1 to West Ham

      3. Jarvish Scott Talent
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Crap

        1. DAVESAVES
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          This

      4. SADIO SANÉ
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        BTTS surely

      5. Old Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Hopefully west ham to win 7-0, purely from FPL considerations .... that and my granddad was a Hammers fan.

      6. GARY AND JAMIE
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        WHU ARS HIT

      7. Qaiss
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        3-1 Arsenal

      8. J ⚒ Gimme your Mané…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Depends if a pro up plays for us or not.

        2:1 to us if he plays.
        2:1 to them if Antonio doesn’t

        1. J ⚒ Gimme your Mané…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Depends if Antonio plays for us or not.*

          Bloody auto correct.

    5. Andrew
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Just done Jimenez to Rashford before Jimenez drop tonight.

      1. DAVESAVES
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Good move

      2. Zico Senna
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Did that last night even though it was a small period i had him for, he really should be doing better last two games but looked tired, iffy fixtures coming up as well, glad i made the switch.

    6. DAVESAVES
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Mount have started every GW but City away. Do you think Barkley coming back will change that?

    7. Cahill
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Anyone care to pick holes in this wildcard?

      Guita Martin
      TAA Lund Evans Kelly Targett
      Mane Son Alli Grealish Shelvey
      Vardy Tammy Rashford

      1. mojoindojo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Targett injured?

        1. Cahill
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Assuming hes ok, otherwise will stick with Rico or get Guilbert

      2. Zico Senna
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Some benching headaches but overall very good

        1. Cahill
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          thanks!

          many worries are KDB & Maddison

          also concerned about Ward coming back. And trying to decide between evans and aurier for next few weeks

          1. Zico Senna
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Welcome 😉 Yeah many people are for and against removal of KDB, personally i moved on 4 weeks ago for Son, has turned out great. I plan to bring Maddison in real soon around GW 20.
            Between Evans & Aurier i’d go Aurier for now.

      3. avfc82
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        I like it, good setup.

        1. Cahill
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Cheers Tom

      4. Teddy Brewski
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Nice. Downgrade Shelvey to Hayden though imo. Defenders can cover your 1st and 2nd sub spots. That 0.6 will come in handy down the line. Think you'll want city players again fairly soon

        1. Cahill
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          yeah you might be right; just like shelvey for GW18 and other weeks when called upon. Shame cantwell isnt 100% nailed

      5. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        It's okay. I don't like the defense though. I think Bournemouth or AVL defense should be considered considering the quality of their fixtures from GW 18 onwards.

        Also think you can lose TAA. He's on 4 YCs and a blank coming up. How much damage can he do in one game vs WAT? I'm removing him on my WC next week.

        1. Old Man
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Very good self discipline in holding on to that WC! 🙂

      6. Link
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Nice - I drafted a v.similar one with KDB + Soy over Alli and TAA as I quite fancy a Leicester double up and Kelly, Targett cover 18/19 fixtures well.

        Pulling trigger this week or next?

    8. TeddiPonza
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Two questions:

      1. Would you sell KdB for Son? (Selling value for KdB the same as purchase value so I won't lose any value if I want to buy him back)

      2. Is it time to play Kelly ahead of Lundstram or Soyuncu?

      Thanks.

      1. Cahill
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Yes
        No

      2. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Yes,
        No,

      3. Fit_to_drop
          1 month, 17 days ago

          A: Yes
          B: Could be at the top of his curve. Was a large slice of luck in some of their results.

          Saying that, Lundstram holding down an 'automatic' spot in my team just because of his points/value rating is starting to grate with me.

      4. CONNERS
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Does anyone have any idea when Liverpool's postponed game in GW18 might get replayed? I read somewhere that it's likely to happen quite soon after to avoid fixture congestion when FA cup starts, etc.

        Thanks

        1. Jarvish Scott Talent
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Unlikely to be until the 30s - especially if their youth team lose against Villa next week

        2. jacklfc88
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Nothing on the site as yet, I only checked that myself this morning. With FA Cup coming as well, I think most likely first week of Feb, midweek on the 5th.

          Possibly 8th Jan midweek presuming Liverpool's reserve kids get knocked out of the League Cup by Villa.

          1. Jarvish Scott Talent
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            I would be flabbergasted if they arranged for 8th January after the mass of fixtures they have between now and New Year. Teams tend to not be proactive around this sort of thing and would rather wait to see what other rearranged fixtures they will have later in the season.

        3. CONNERS
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Jan would make sense I guess before CL starts up again. Will probably play my TC that week and hope Klopp doesn't rotate Mane!

      5. Bobby Digital
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Anyone else finding it hard to use their free transfers? I'm switching around my bench players as I can't find any other transfers 😛

        1. GARY AND JAMIE
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          In 6 seasons...never once...

        2. Old Man
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          A nice situation to find yourself in. 99% of players are not in that happy place ..... you wouldn't care to donate your FT to a deserving recipient would you?

        3. Feanor
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          I wish I hadn't used my two FTs last week. I did Kane to Ings and Son to Alli. I meant Dendoncker to Alli, but I didn't double check I had selected the right guy.

        4. Yankee Toffee
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Yes, been that way most of this season

      6. Fit_to_drop
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Why are people still buying/holding Rico? In the hope of an assist? Because looking at BOU at the weekend, I've never seen such a dispirited bunch. And losing players each week. They are in big trouble so clean sheets would be a miracle.

          1. Rhodes your boat
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            who are you replacing him with at that price though? He also plays gw18

            1. Fit_to_drop
                1 month, 17 days ago

                If not on the bench, then shuffle around your team to pay a little bit more to get someone that has some chance of delivering points. Plenty midfield options out there to do that. I've also seen the GK position largely ignored recently by lots of players meanwhile Guaita owners not obsessed with mids/strikers have picked up a hatful of points in the last few weeks.

            2. Jarvish Scott Talent
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              Not sure anyone is buying Bournemouth players at the moment, but they do have a great run of fixtures from GW20 onwards if they can turn things around a bit by then.

              1. g40steve
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 17 days ago

                Not looking likely?

                1. Jarvish Scott Talent
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 17 days ago

                  4 games is a long time in football

              2. Fit_to_drop
                  1 month, 17 days ago

                  Right now they barely have a premier league standard squad, let alone a first 11.

                  1. Jarvish Scott Talent
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 17 days ago

                    That's fine, because I'm not talking about right now 🙂

                    1. bench boost for every gamew…
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 17 days ago

                      well they won´t have a decent cb before after new year, Smith is currently injured, not sure how that will be better? Mepham and Francis cb? And if Smith is out for a time, Simson in and Francis right back.. ugh.. fixtures can be as green as they ever were but that´s going to be bad..

              3. Teddy Brewski
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 17 days ago

                Cheap playing defender on the bench. Ideal

                1. Feanor
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 17 days ago

                  Yup. He's 3rd on my bench this week behind Dunk and De Bruyne.

                  1. Teddy Brewski
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 17 days ago

                    De Bruyne? That's ballsy. Have you seen Arsenal defend?

                    1. Feanor
                      • 10 Years
                      1 month, 17 days ago

                      It seems crazy, but currently I have

                      Mane, Son, Alli, Maddison
                      Vardy, Rashford, Ings

              4. CONNERS
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 17 days ago

                Cheap bench player who will be covering GW18 for me and quite a few others I expect.

                1. bench boost for every gamew…
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 17 days ago

                  will get you one point if any, Willian next so might be suspended for that too

            3. Yankee Toffee
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              Guendouzi to Sissoko ?

              1. jacklfc88
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 17 days ago

                Get rid Guendouzi but not for Sissoko, wasted Spurs asset.

                1. Yankee Toffee
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 17 days ago

                  Not much at that price

                  1. jacklfc88
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 17 days ago

                    Shelvey only 5, worth a punt

                    1. Yankee Toffee
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 17 days ago

                      Lol only have 4.9. Thx tho

            4. SHOWSTOPPERRR
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              Guys what to do here..No idea

              Pope button
              Taa soyu lund Rico janmaat
              Mane kdb Alli mount cantwell.
              Vardy rash ings

              1ft 0.7 itb..

              A) Transfer out mount if yes to whom?
              B) Save

              Suggestions will be helpful..

              1. Yankee Toffee
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 17 days ago

                Janmat out or save

                1. SHOWSTOPPERRR
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 17 days ago

                  Thanks

              2. jacklfc88
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 17 days ago

                Keep, nothing wrong with that, Mount only had one bad game against a revitalised Everton. Lampard's comments afterwards about them trying to walk it in, I would imagine next game they'll be shooting on sight.

                1. SHOWSTOPPERRR
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 17 days ago

                  Thanks

            5. Camzy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              What sort of front 8 are people working towards on WC?

              I want to keep:
              Mane KdB Alli Son
              Vardy

              That leaves me with three slots. I can go:

              A) Rashford, Abraham, Fodder
              B) Rashford, Grealish, Ings/Maupay
              C) Abraham, Grealish, Jimenez/Cilson/Pukki

              1. Le Bluff
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 17 days ago

                A looks great.

                How are you affording that though?!

                1. Camzy
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 17 days ago

                  I can afford it by losing TAA.

                  I saw someone running:

                  Gazzaniga Button
                  TAA Soy Lundstram Rico Kelly
                  Mane KdB Alli Son Dendo
                  Vardy Abraham Rashford

                  0.0m.

                  Now that's insane team value!

                  1. Le Bluff
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 17 days ago

                    Yeah that must be upwards of 106/107 team value!

                    I've looked at losing TAA to Aurier myself to fund something similar to your A. Still can't get to it though! Having both Alli and Son really does take up a lot of budget. I still quite like the 7.5 mid range (Martial, David Silva and Pulisic if he regains his form).

              2. Freshy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 17 days ago

                Rash for sure

              3. Hotdogs for Tea
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 17 days ago

                A

                1. Camzy
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 17 days ago

                  Certainly the template and safe choice. But I really want Grealish and no idea how to get him without giving up one of Rashford or Abraham.

                  1. Christina.
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 17 days ago

                    you have to lose one of Son/Alli/KdB

              4. Karan14
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 17 days ago

                A looks the best.

              5. Christina.
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 17 days ago

                whats your def?

                1. Camzy
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 17 days ago

                  Aurier, Soy, Lundstram, Rico, Cahill

                  At least that's the plan.

                  1. Christina.
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 17 days ago

                    I dunno hey, Im not comfortable losing TAA. I cant see a big difference pts wise at the end of 38 weeks between him and KdB. not 3m worth at least...

                    1. Camzy
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      1 month, 17 days ago

                      TV and underlying stats on KdB are convincing me to keep. He's still the most creative midfielder in the league for a fantastic team. He'll also get a rest midweek most likely and his fixtures are getting better from here on out. I think he's a season keeper personally.

                      1. Christina.
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        1 month, 17 days ago

                        maybe, but in my case Son is in a rich vein of form. I Have to get him and back Son to outscore him for a couple of weeks. Any pt gained for Son over KdB will be massive.

              6. Kaiser123
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                1 month, 17 days ago

                A.

              7. Fabtastic
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 17 days ago

                Great question Camzy, something I am busy tossing up myself. At the moment I have setup B (Mount instead of Grealish currently, but not for long).

                Pope
                TAA Soyunco Lund
                Mane KdB Son Alli Mount
                Vardy Rashford

                Kelly Rico Greenwood

                I can't get a 3rd striker to work unless Mount/Grealish spot > fodder, and Greenwood > Ings/Maupay.
                I don't think Ings/Maupay as a 3rd striker in addition to keeping Mount/Grealish is a viable option unless TAA goes in terms of TV (I'm currently at 105.9 which I would have thought is slightly above average).

                1. Camzy
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 17 days ago

                  Why not rotate Ings/Grealish?

                  There is rotation in general, there is the threat of 4 YCs for Grealish.

                  1. Fabtastic
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    1 month, 17 days ago

                    As in rotate those two through transfers rather than getting both and benching one? Innovative, something to consider

              8. Sailboats
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 17 days ago

                A

            6. Azathoth
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              Spend my FT to do Pope to Guaita or save?

              1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 17 days ago

                Save

            7. Ady87
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              Bench 3?

              Guaita
              TAA Soyuncu Willems Kelly Lundstram
              Mane Alli Maddison D.Silva Cantwell
              Rashford Abraham Vardy

              Cantwell, I assume. The have the headache of Palace double up with Kelly (BHA), Lund (AVH) and Willems (bur).

              Benched Willems for his two returns then played him this week so frustrating owning him so far.

              1. Subzero (-4)
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 17 days ago

                I would bench Cantwell Kelly and Willems mate. You can't drop the other 3 defenders this gameweek. If you had Henderson then maybe drop Lund but you have all bases covered with palace keeper

            8. Subzero (-4)
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              Have i got the benching order right this coming gameweek. Thinking about rolling the transfer but feels wrong benching aurier atm?

              What do you guys think. Any obvious transfers needed?

              Henderson
              Taa Robbo pereira Lund
              Mane son Maddison
              Vardy Abraham Jimenez

              1) aurier 2) traore 3) Cantwell

              Any feedback would be very appreciated. Thank you 🙂

              1. Bobby Digital
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 17 days ago

                Fellow Aurier bencher here.. apparently he went off injured in the last game.

                1. Subzero (-4)
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 17 days ago

                  I listened to the game live and he did go off with a knock or something but for some reason he hasn't been flagged! I've never seen that happen before. There was no mention on ffs write up of the match as far as I can remember and no quotes from mourinho about it either. Really strange. Not sure if I have missed some info about it?

            9. cpo001
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 17 days ago

              Bench 2 of these 6

              Currently on CD, but thinking about AE (maverick) and play a 4-5-1. Currently chasing.

              A - Jimenez (TOT)
              B - Baldock (AVL)
              C - Lundstram (AVL)
              D - Kelly (BHA)
              E - Aurier (wol)
              F - Soyuncu (NOR)

              1. Kaptenen
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 17 days ago

                BD

                1. Nutella
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 17 days ago

                  x2

            10. Kaptenen
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              2 Free transfers, 0.2 in the bank
              No idea what to do.. Any suggestions? Want to keep Pulisic for bournemouth.

              Henderson
              TAA - Soyuncu - Lundstram - Cahill
              Mane - KDB - Son - Alli - Pulisic
              Vardy

              Button - Ayew - Connolly - Rico

            11. Nutella
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              Start 2 out of:

              A) Aurier (wol)
              B) Lundstram (AVL)
              C) Kelly (BHA)
              D) Soy (NOR)

              1. Atimis
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 17 days ago

                A and D maybe, A for best attacking threat and D for best CS potential?

            12. Bury94
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              Who are you captaining this weekend? Toss a coin between Vardy and Mane!

              1. Kaptenen
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 17 days ago

                Vardy

              2. Andrew
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 17 days ago

                Pretty much, just leaning towards Vardy at the moment.

              3. Atimis
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 17 days ago

                Havent watched Mane vs Everton but Vardy vs AV looked deadly

              4. Sailboats
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 17 days ago

                Vardy

              5. Nutella
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 17 days ago

                Vardy again

              6. GARY AND JAMIE
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 17 days ago

                If I can get a guarantee Salah starts he gets the band...

            13. phily4321
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 17 days ago

              Pope
              TAA/Lundstram/Soy
              Mane/KDB/Alli/Mount
              Vardy/Abraham/Rashford
              Bench: Button/Willems/Rico/Saka

              Just brought Rashford in for Jimenez, had to make the move with price changes

              Good to go?

              1. Nutella
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 17 days ago

                G2G

            14. Atimis
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              In which defenses would you invest? Been thinking CP obviously, Aurier should be good to from Spurs, maybe AV, someone like Targett?

              1. Nutella
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 17 days ago

                Have a keen eye on AWB, think united have cleanies coming

                1. Atimis
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 17 days ago

                  True that, just a little bit pricey tho

            15. Shark Team
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              What's yours opinion on Pulisic guys and are you keeping him or drop?

              1. Nutella
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 17 days ago

                I'd drop, Martial a good replacement

            16. Weilong7
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              Lose Jimenez for Abraham or Rashford? Exact money for the latter.. hence will need to do before rise.. thanks

              1. Nutella
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 17 days ago

                Definitely Jimenez

              2. phily4321
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 17 days ago

                jimenez

              3. Weilong7
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 17 days ago

                Sorry perhaps I’m not clear.. I mean I going to lose Jimenez.. which one of Abraham or rashford is better? Fhanks

                1. Old Man
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 17 days ago

                  Ha ha - your clarification arrived while I was typing!

                  1. Weilong7
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 17 days ago

                    Yeah I guess both comments got the my question wrong, apologies for my phrasing

              4. Old Man
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 17 days ago

                Have your first two answers told you what you want to know? I'd assume that you meant
                Should I swap Abraham for Jimmy, or should I swap Rashford for Jimmy?"
                Tough, but half the worls will go for Rashford becuase they support Man Utd. Tammy better value though.

                1. Weilong7
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 17 days ago

                  Haha I support united too but have no player in my squad currently.. best will be to have both rashford and Tammy.. but I’m playing 3-5-2 now and value all tied up in the mids..

            17. Do I Not Like Orange
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              How many people are looking at dropping TAA (or Robbo/VVD) in GW18?

              Think I'm leaning that way atm, not much value tied up in him & Pool aren't keeping enough CS to justify a 7M outlay. Will probs want a Pool defender back in for DGW, but may go VVD then for security of starts.

              1. Nutella
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 17 days ago

                I lost Robbo this week for Aurier

              2. Christina.
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 17 days ago

                nah, not much upside in def's I reckon. Waste of a trade.

                1. Do I Not Like Orange
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 17 days ago

                  It's for funds more than anything for me. Would like to be able to upgrade dross on my bench like Reid & Dendoncker for 18, particularly with the City/Leicester & Spurs/Chelsea fixtures that week.

                  1. Christina.
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 17 days ago

                    makes sense

              3. Atimis
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 17 days ago

                May downgrade him and do Hayden to Grealish to have strong bench

                1. Do I Not Like Orange
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 17 days ago

                  Yeah am looking at maybe going double Villa for their good fixtures, with TAA > Guilbert/Targett & Dendoncker > Grealish.

              4. KINGS
                  1 month, 17 days ago

                  Nope

                • baps sniffer
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 17 days ago

                  I will need cash to upgrade Ings to Rashford, so possibilities are Robbo and Pulisic (TAA, Mane or anyone with injury).

                • Freshy
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 17 days ago

                  TAA / Söyüncü / Lundstram / Rico / Kelly
                  Mane / VC-Son / Tielemans / Pulisic / Cantwell
                  Rashford / Abraham / Vardy

                  I could do TAA and Pulisic to Mings and KDB
                  £105.0m total value

                  1. Freshy
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 17 days ago

                    (Tielemans should be Alli)

                • FOO FIGHTER
                    1 month, 17 days ago

                    You will want to get back TAA. Even though not many cleanies as yet, they will come. You do not own TAA for cleanies though. Attacking returns and on that he has delivered.

                • KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 17 days ago

                  2FT
                  Jimi, Pulisic > Rashford, Grealish?

                  1. afsr
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 17 days ago

                    wouldn't sell Pulisic this week and wouldn't buy Grealish this week either

                • Domo
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  1 month, 17 days ago

                  Who to bench next?

                  A: Kelly
                  B: Lundstram
                  C: TAA
                  D: Soy

                  1. KINGS
                      1 month, 17 days ago

                      Still A. And that fella will score from bench

                      1. afsr
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 17 days ago

                        A, just because Villa's defence is pretty bad, gives Lundstram an extra chance to score

                  2. afsr
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 17 days ago

                    1FT

                    A - Jimi, Zaha > Mctominay/Shelvey, Rashford (-4)
                    B - Jimi, KdB > Maddison/Dilva, Rashford (-4)

                    1. aleksios
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 17 days ago

                      B with Maddison

                  3. Jullepuu
                      1 month, 17 days ago

                      Who is the best Brighton defender to get at the moment? Dunk is 4.7 and has already 6 yellow cards. Could Burn be a better pick?

                      1. Christina.
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        1 month, 17 days ago

                        dunk

                        1. Jullepuu
                            1 month, 17 days ago

                            Cheers

                        2. FOO FIGHTER
                            1 month, 17 days ago

                            Dunk is a good long term pick. Had him from the start. Missed all his hauls.

                            1. Jullepuu
                                1 month, 17 days ago

                                Cheers

                          • aleksios
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 4 Years
                            1 month, 17 days ago

                            Hey folks. G2g here? 1.3 itb 0ft.

                            --Henderson
                            --TAA--Lund--Soy
                            --Mane--Alli--Grealish--Madds
                            --Kane--Vardy--Tammy.

                            ---Stekel--Tomori--Cant--Rico.

                            Thanks guys.

                            1. KINGS
                                1 month, 17 days ago

                                Gtg. Almost identical as mine. I have Son and Ings instead of Alli and Tammy

                            2. FOO FIGHTER
                                1 month, 17 days ago

                                Only viable triple ups are Pool and LEI.

                                1. baps sniffer
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 2 Years
                                  1 month, 17 days ago

                                  Pool and gw18 means poor bench 🙁

                                  1. FOO FIGHTER
                                      1 month, 17 days ago

                                      GW18 is always going to be a headache but DGW's are the cherry on top.

                                  2. Freshy
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 9 Years
                                    1 month, 17 days ago

                                    And the desirable Pool players are too spendy