Scout Notes

Rashford hits 100 points and makes strong case for Christmas investment

Manchester City 1-2 Manchester United

Goals: Nicolas Otamendi (£5.0m) | Marcus Rashford (£8.9m), Anthony Martial (£7.6m)

Assists: Riyad Mahrez (£8.3m) | Daniel James (£6.1m)

Bonus Points: Rashford x3 Martial x2 Aaron Wan-Bissaka (£5.3m) x1

Marcus Rashford (£8.9m) became the third player to hit the hundred-point mark in Fantasy Premier League this season as he helped steer Manchester United to a deserved derby day victory.

The forward joined Jamie Vardy (£10.0m) and Sadio Mane (£12.3m) at the top of the FPL tree courtesy of the opening goal and the maximum bonus point award from the visitors’ impressive 2-1 win at the Etihad Stadium.

Rashford earned and converted a penalty awarded, belatedly, by VAR following a foul by Bernardo Silva (£7.9m).

Rashford celebrates putting Manchester United ahead at the Etihad Stadium

That made it five goals and two assists from his last five starts for the England international, a run that has added half a million managers to his cause, prompted a £0.3m rise in value and put him at the top of the list for Gameweek 17 transfers-in.

Rashford brought in nine points for his 20.5% ownership against Manchester City and, on another day, could have treated them to a hat-trick.

He hit the bar with one long-range effort and missed a big chance when put through by one of United’s many dazzlingly speedy counter-attacks.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side broke fast and often on City throughout a pulsating derby, with the pace of Rashford, Anthony Martial (£7.6m), Daniel James (£6.1m) and Jesse Lingard (£6.3m) proving far too much for the hosts’ fragile backline.

Martial’s surprise start handed Solskjaer plenty of speed on the counter

Indeed, the personnel at Solskjaer’s disposal make United most effective on the counter, which is a major reason why they’ve taken points from the ‘big’ teams – Spurs, Chelsea, Arsenal and even Liverpool – while struggling to break down opponents who sit deeper and allow them more measured possession.

That should be borne in mind by Fantasy managers eager to tap into a United side unbeaten in five matches (and with 12 goals to their name over that period) ahead of an excellent six-fixture schedule through to Gameweek 22.

The Red Devils will host Everton, Newcastle and Norwich and travel to Watford, Burnley and Arsenal. All six look winnable, but it is the supposedly toughest test of that run – a Gameweek 21 trip to the Emirates – that will probably offer them the best chance to showcase their counter-punching skills.

Those attributes were there in abundance against City, who dominated possession (71%) and attempts (22-11), but had only five shots on target to United’s seven.

Manchester City’s defence struggled to cope with Manchester United’s counter-attacks

The visitors doubled their lead from another sweeping raid forward when Martial, set up by James, caught out Ederson (£6.0m) with a near-post shot.

The Brazilian keeper wasn’t the only one surprised by Martial – nearly 200,000 managers had sold him on the back of two straight blanks and an injury that had left Solskjaer suggesting the Frenchman was only likely to make an appearance from the bench, only for him to play 71 minutes and produce a second double-digit haul from his last four starts.

The 2-0 scoreline certainly didn’t flatter United – Ederson was by far the busier keeper – but they rode their luck to keep it that way until half-time.

City had two penalty appeals for handball waved away by both referee Anthony Taylor and his VAR back-up, while Gabriel Jesus (£9.6m) should probably have scored with a flying header from a pin-point Kevin de Bruyne (£10.3m) cross.

Jesus led the Manchester City attack in the absence of Sergio Aguero

The match was considerably more nervy, and tetchy, after the break, with the mood not lightened by some unpleasant incidents in the crowd that included what has now officially been reported as racist abuse of midfielder Fred (£5.3m).

Back on the pitch, City huffed and puffed and finally forced David de Gea (£5.5m) into a save or two before substitute Nicolas Otamendi (£5.0m), on for the injured John Stones (£5.3m), headed home a Riyad Mahrez (£8.3m) corner with five minutes remaining.

The Algerian then fired in a low shot that de Gea did superbly well to push away, but an equaliser would have been harsh on a United defence, which included the returning Luke Shaw (£5.4m) at left-back, that blocked and tackled heroically throughout.

The pick of the bunch was Aaron Wan-Bissaka (£5.3m), who earned a bonus point and the praise of his manager for his efforts.

“Aaron, he’s playing against Sterling out there, Mahrez out there, De Bruyne out there and they just couldn’t get past him.” – Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Wan-Bissaka had an excellent game up against Sterling

Raheem Sterling (£11.8m) was certainly kept relatively quiet throughout.

His form is at the major end of worrying now. He has blanked in all but one of his last six starts, losing 800,000 owners and £0.2m in value along the way. He’s also started every match since Gameweek 7, marking him out as a big rotation risk heading into the Christmas fixture pile-up.

The winger is currently third for Gameweek 17 transfers-out. More surprisingly, de Bruyne is top.

The Belgian has been City’s driving force in recent weeks, but he doesn’t have the Fantasy points to show for it, with two goals and no assists from his last six starts. Much of that is down to the profligacy of team-mates who he has provided with excellent chances to score, opportunities they have all spurned.

De Bruyne was unfortunate not to get any attacking returns against Manchester United

Sales were minor heading into the weekend, but have now picked up as an increasingly fragile City prepare to visit Arsenal and then host Leicester City over the next two Gameweeks.

That second game, in particular, looks fraught with danger for a side struggling to nullify opponents’ counter-attacks, as Pep Guardiola highlighted in his post-match comments.

“We conceded a few chances on the counter. We lost balls, but in general we did what we like to do. We arrive in the final third many times. I like my team. We have to try and improve the amount of counter-attacks we conceded, or the way we play, press, push. Teams defend deep and make a counter-attack.” – Pep Guardiola

Defensively, the side’s reliance on Aymeric Laporte (£6.3m) to provide some measure of stability is neither here nor there as the centre-half has been injured for so long now.

But the issue, as yet undiagnosed, suffered by Stones on Saturday is another blow to a backline that might have to rely on Fernandinho (£5.2m) and Otamendi to see off the pace of Vardy – a scary prospect for City fans and those Fantasy managers still clinging onto the hope of returns from their defensive assets.

Writing off their players, from a Fantasy perspective at least, is still premature, especially when they’ll face the defensive basket case that is Arsenal next.

But for the first time in a long time, it is United’s stars who are more likely to catch our eye this Christmas, with Rashford in particular offering form, fixtures and great value.

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1,189 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Arse Craic
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Any ideas here? Should I keep the fecking transfer?

    Ryan
    Robertson, Soyuncu, Lundstram
    Son, KDB, Alli, Mane, Maddison
    Vardy, Tammy

    Gazza, Kelly, Connolly, Rico

    1FT. 0.1
    Tempted to get rid of Gazzaniga for Button/Martin to free funds

    1. The Man Pastore
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Easy save this week imo

    2. The Units
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Is an Arse Biscuit a real thing?

      1. Arse Craic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Not that I'm aware of but if they did exist I'm sure they'd taste like shite

        1. Regin
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          u r one weird fellow.

    3. Daniel - KTBFFH
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      No Rashford

  2. Wild Rover
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Bit worried about a few not starting but I don’t think I will have a better week fixture wise for BB, can’t be arsed planning for a dgw only to have most play in just the hardest fixture. Worth a punt?

    Pope(NEW) Guaita(BRI)
    TAA Robbo(WAT) Chilwell(NOR) Lundstram(AVL) Kelly(BRI)
    Maddison(NOR) Mount, Pulisic(BOU) Alli(wol) Mane(WAT)
    Ings(WHM) Vardy(NOR) Mousset(AVL)

    1. Arse Craic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Looks like a good time.
      I should have played mine 2GWs ago... but didn't. I benched 30 points

      1. Wild Rover
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Looks an ideal week on paper but I'm worried about Liverpool defs, Pulisic and Mousset particularly. Think I'm going for it though

        1. Arse Craic
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Guy in my mini league used BB this week. Scored 3 points off it with rotation

          1. Wild Rover
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Feck

    2. NABIL - Gettin' Siggy …
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Worth it, I might BB too

    3. Jarvish Scott Talent
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      If everyone said no you would do it anyway 😉

      1. Wild Rover
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        You know me well 🙂

    4. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      replace the injured Mousett and go for it.

      1. Wild Rover
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Would need a hit unfortunately

        1. Daniel - KTBFFH
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Go4it

    5. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Yes.

    6. Wild Rover
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Thanks all 🙂

  3. Wally banter
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Without selling kdb and maddison this is the only way i can get son

    Taa to Aurier on gw18 (free)
    Jiminez, Cantwell to Greenwood, Son gw19

    Gives a team
    Guaita
    Aurier Rico Guilbert Lord Soyancu
    Son Alli Kdb Maddi Mane
    Rashford Vardy (Greenwood)

    1. NABIL - Gettin' Siggy …
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      not a fan of losing TAA so no

    2. Shah G
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      I dont think spurs double up worth the restructuring of your squad.. I need spurs cover, Maddy/KDB for Alli/Son my options.. Still not doing it this week.. I have a FT and Son for KDB is tempting but since Son has risen and I've taken KDB's fall so goona wait another week..

      1. Wally banter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        hmm , i agree ... will try and get aurier as second cover

        1. Shah G
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          I am scouting Aurier for another 2 weeks, if they keep it tight vs wolves/che then may be..

  4. diesel001
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Hopefully Pep and Jose rest their first teams in the CL this week.

    1. bench boost for every gamew…
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      probably, but Spurs vs Bayern, hm could be he wants to put out a decent team no?

      1. diesel001
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        If I were Mourinho, I would just say today we are going to change the whole team. Make it clear to everyone. If Bayern want to put out there best players in a nothing game then let them.

    2. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      do they have an obligation to be competitive ?

      1. Jarvish Scott Talent
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        I think their "motivation" is supposed to be extra prize money for winning more games

  5. Stormbringer22
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Bench one:
      A. Jimenez (TOT)
      B. Kelly (BHA)
      C. Pulisic (BOU)

      Captain one:
      1. Mane (WAT)
      2. Vardy (NOR)

      Thank you

      1. dunas_dog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        B 1

      2. NABIL - Gettin' Siggy …
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        B2

      3. OptimusBlack
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        B2

      4. bench boost for every gamew…
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Kelly, mostly because now Palace defense will get tested, Brighton much better than last two opponents attacking wise. Jimenez seems to be in the points every week.. Bournemouth is team i would target these days, without Aké and Cook, plus they don´t seem good at all.

      5. Stormbringer22
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Thanks lads! It seems the consensus is to bench Kelly. Still on the fence about Mane vs Vardy but I have a few days to decide

        • Shah G
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          B2..

      6. The_Bucc
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Pope
        TAA, Soy, Lund
        Mane, Alli, Maddison, Zaha
        Vardy, Tammy, Jimenez

        (Tomori, Montoya, Dendoncker)

        1 ft/3.5m itb, Zaha is an issue but has a good fixture, thoughts?

      7. OptimusBlack
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Which is better ?
        Auba >
        A- Rashford
        B- ings
        C- other one
        Already have Kane & Vardy

      8. balint84
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        A) Abraham for Jimenez
        B) Ayew for Connolly (good sub in the liverpoolless week)

        1. bench boost for every gamew…
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          away to Newcastle i´m not sure i would have Ayew, that screams 0-0. I would wait on that second choice, it might open up some other possibilites during next week.

      9. dunas_dog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        This team gtg or get So for KDB?

        Henderson
        TAA Söyüncü Lundstram
        Mané KDB Pulisic Zaha
        Vardy Rashford Tammy

        McGovern Cantwell Rico Diop

        1. Stef rocks
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Gtg

      10. Bavarian
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Play 1:
        A-Soyuncu
        B-Lundstram (Have Henderson)
        C-Kelly

        1. dunas_dog
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          A

          1. Bavarian
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Thanks mate

      11. Rashford - too good to ignore?
        andy85wsm
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Morning all!

        What's everyone's thoughts on Rashford?

        Going to keep this up, or will he and United struggle against teams who sit back a bit more?

        On paper the fixtures look nice over Christmas, and he has penalties too, potentially even if Pogba ever comes back.

        1. DAZZ
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          He’s becoming hard to ignore. But im finding it difficult to fit him in. I’ve had KDB since day one and don’t want to lose him. Rashford is sitting at a very awkward price right now

        2. ZoumasBloomers
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          I want him. Always hate having strikers in FPL who aren’t the central striker for their club though

          1. andy85wsm
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Psychologically annoying but the way they're playing does it matter?

            Often on the counter he gets left up with Martial, essentially as a striker.

            Only Jesus, Jimenez and Vardy have more shots in the box than Rashford (forwards only)

        3. NABIL - Gettin' Siggy …
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Too good to ignore atm.

          Did Ayew to him and now getting headache

        4. Stef rocks
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          I think ManU will struggle in this so called easy fixtures. Also there are plenty of forward options now!

          1. mynameisq
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Results wise yes, but his returns have been fine in the last 10 fixtures against lesser sides too

        5. Hotdogs for Tea
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Like all strikers with counter attacking teams that face a deep sitting defence and then bus’, he will have a few low points but overall should outscore the alternatives.

          That said, from experience he can quite easily go 2 or 3 games without a return and Pogba in the starting lineup messes with his involvement

        6. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Pens and DFK’s probably keep him ticking over even through the lean times, looks like he’s really growing into his role as the main man at Utd

          1. andy85wsm
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Penalties is a big thing for me too.

            Man United have already been given EIGHT this season though! Will they get many more?

            Next highest team is 3...

            1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              Most in the league last year too with 12 awarded in 38 games

              They basically get one every 3 games or so, very useful points booster

        7. Daniel - KTBFFH
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          A must

          1. Limbo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Not really. There are some good options at a better price.

            Also - Rashford + sub 7m or Jimi + Alli... it's a tough call

          2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Always tricky to label with the M word, or even the dreaded E word with Vardy, Tammy, Kane, Ings, Jimmy all offering good competition for those striker slots 🙂

            He’s certainly got as much (if not more) going for him as most of those guys though

            1. Daniel - KTBFFH
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              Essential for GW 18

              1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                Always tricky to label with the M word, or even the dreaded E word with Vardy, Tammy, Kane, Ings, Jimmy all offering good competition for those striker slots

        8. Limbo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Always thought of him as a trap... but he's hard to ignore now. Abe/Jimi/Vardy is better value though - hard to drop Abe/Jimi... and will Pog take pens?

          1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Pogba was stripped of pens before his injury

            1. Limbo
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              Right. Yeah - even harder to ignore then. Dammit - that was my main justification for sticking.

          2. andy85wsm
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Do you think Jimenez is still a better option after GW18?

            Norwich looks like a potential hold but after that the fixtures get a bit trickier for Wolves

            1. tisza
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              Jiminez will tick over pts rather than haul. Not one for the double digit performances but at around 7.5m still decent.
              Likes of rashford & Abraham do have those double digit hauls and as such make them captaincy material - something Jiminez rarely is.

              Want to see Utd against a side that doesn't come at them. They've struggled all season vs those sides. Lack of a mid that can open defences glaring although Fred has looked a different player last few weeks.

            2. Daniel - KTBFFH
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              Rashford has 100 pts

        9. bench boost for every gamew…
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          When i look at fixtures think the first ones look a bit iffy when you count in that United struggles vs team that does not want to play but fight, actually i think the last 3 games of that segment (Burnley/Arsenal/Norwich) looks good, Everton seems to be in fighting mode, Watford also in a fighting spirit and United does not have the quality to outplay them, hence the hesitation. But seems to get a decent amount of pens though.
          I have Ings in that spot so that makes it harder, but Southamptons fixtures do stiffen up a bit towards christmas, and he is the only striker at 6-6.5 i want, so could be an option but moving from 6.1 to 8.9 is quite a huge difference, but manageable with a restructure of my team.

          1. Kaiser123
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Same dilemma. I’ve got the extra mid with Mount, but can’t downgrade him to get Rash for Ings. The only option is TAA or KDB.

        10. Shah G
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          I took him out for Jimi before Villa knowing he can punish me and he kind of did, already reversed it this week.. Should accept your mistakes, one of my golden fpl rule..

        11. Witty Pun: Not good at this…
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Waiting for Martial to inevitably get injured again to save me having to go for Rashford.

          1. andy85wsm
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Surely Martial has a few weeks in him at least? 😉

        12. Karan14
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          I'm doing Kane to Rashford for free this week.

        13. Energetics
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          It’s just a matter of deciding if I want him now for a -4 or next week for free.

          Will be downgrading Robbo (have TAA) to afford upgrade

        14. DantheManinaPan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Coming in this week!

        15. Dreaming of glory
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Watch him one more week see how they perform when they are expected to win and have most of the ball.

          If he passes then salah & Jimi to Rash & alli most likely move

        16. Four Hits & A Packet of…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Becoming to hard to ignore with the upcoming fixtures and with current form he is the standout captaincy pick for GW18 WAT (A), and should be good to at least GW22 NOR (H). Ticks all the boxes for the festive period nailed starter and talisman for United. Only problem for many is how to find the extra millions to upgrade the already contested striker slots, with Vardy and Ings in red hot form.

        17. Baines on Toast...
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Awkward price. Don’t trust as captain, cheaper options more value

          1. Daniel - KTBFFH
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            and who is your captain in GW18?

            1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              There are loads of options

              Rashford could do well

              Vardy could have a field day away to THAT city defence

              Kane, Son, Alli vs dodgy Chelsea defence

              Don't panic Daniel - it's all going to be OK 🙂

            2. Baines on Toast...
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              Probably Son or Alli

            3. Would Ed Woodward
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 10 days ago

              Maybe Grealish.

        18. teki0s
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          He is the best forward lately only behind Vardy whose returns are out of this world. I got him in 2-3 weeks ago and pretty happy to keep longer term, especially now that Abraham doesn't look as appealing (playing with 2 fwds)

          1. Rains of Castamere
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            I'm keeping Tammy - I've moved funds from KDB into attack and going with Vardy - Tammy - Rashford from GW18 onwards.

            Midfield of Son, Mane, Maddison, and another around 7.8 - possibly Richarlison.

        19. Rains of Castamere
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          I want him but can't afford him until GW18 when I will have 2FT and can do Salah (blank fixture) and Greenwood to a 7.8 - 7.9 midfielder and Rashford. Currently thinking Richarlison but I might be 0.1 - 0.2 out by then.

        20. Railwayman
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          I sold Jesus for Rashford on Saturday. Probably my first early transfer this season. He looks really dangerous in the last few weeks. His shots out of the box are insane, could easily scored a couple more goals with a little bit of luck. Penalties and FK are a big plus too. I have him now, hope he delivers nice points in the next few weeks.

        21. Dybala10
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Can't afford the upgrade on Jimenez so just hoping he regresses...

        22. iL PiStOlErO
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Bought him 2gw ago and haven't look back since then. He is on fire, great value also.

          • Stoke me a Clipper
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Difficult to ignore, and he is keeping my ML rival above me.

            But with a forward line of vardy, Abraham & Ings I'm finding my problems in other areas need addressing more urgently....

            I hope he stops scoring personally

          • L S P
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            i never do early transfers but did Jimi->Rashford on Sat as I expect a double rise this week.

            With an extra FT in my pocket, trying to be more aggressive until the new year plus he has Form (returns in 7/8 against top and bottom half sides) and Fixtures (sea of green. Not green? Arsenal which might as well be).

          • RECKLESS
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Rashford is poor mans Ronaldo without the headling ability but definitely the speed, drive, and shot. Plus he is fixture proof as he actually plays better in big games. So he will come on my WC in gw19, and I know he may blank vs stuffy NewC but he will repay over the busy Dec-Jan

          • scubasmithy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Yes, but he is not TOP priority. I went for it early this week, silly gamble really but needed to go early, gives me a decent front 7 now

            Kdb, Mane, son, Maddison
            Vardy, Rashford, Abraham

          • Pieterke30
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            He played extremely well last two but I choose to be stubborn abt it. Hate that Utd team, they have been lacking character for too long. And I still think they are bad when they cant play their counter attacking game. In other words, better fixtures mean worse performances and results for them. Have been the case for months - when that changes I will consider Rashford.

            Happy with Vardy Abraham Jimenez for the next two, then will reassess.

        23. OptimusBlack
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Prediction points For Auba v.s Hummers ?

          1. Bavarian
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            2

            1. OptimusBlack
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              This Sad

          2. The Man Pastore
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            I hope not more than 2

          3. Peter Ouch
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 10 days ago

            2

          4. Eytexi
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 10 days ago

            As an owner in need of a haul, I'll say 13.

          5. Wally banter
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Hoping for a decent score, one or two goals with lacazette involved in both

          6. Witty Pun: Not good at this…
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            7

        24. NABIL - Gettin' Siggy …
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Would you BB this lot?

          Pope(NEW) Button
          TAA (WAT) Soy(NOR) Lundstram(AVL) Kelly(BRI) Rico (che)
          Maddison(NOR) Son Alli(wol) Salah(WAT) Zaha (BRI)
          Ings(WHM) Vardy(NOR) Rashford(EVE)

          1. NABIL - Gettin' Siggy …
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            or should I BB or bench Zaha/Ings?

          2. Do I Not Like Orange
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Bench Zaha. After last season I would always advise to never BB in a SGW, no matter how good the fixtures look on paper.

            1. NABIL - Gettin' Siggy …
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              thanks man

            2. Holmes (specialist in failu…
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              Got a GW1 rank of 538 with BB 😆

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

                Last year

        25. ZoumasBloomers
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Anyone else feeling a bit mugged off by no Mane cameo? Sad I didn’t captain him because of the rest rumours and now all his captainers are out scoring my Alli pick 🙁

          1. NABIL - Gettin' Siggy …
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Hard luck. One of those GWs where people get seriously lucky

            1. ZoumasBloomers
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              Yeah been a shame. My rival had Mané captained, Son vice and Baldock first sub! That stung.

              1. NABIL - Gettin' Siggy …
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                Wow talk about luck.

                I see many Kelly autosubs as well.. while Kelly is stuck on my bench (damn TAA 1-pointer).

            2. Bavarian
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              a friend in my mini league had Vardy(vc) and Rashford 1st sub so he got 35pts from Mane's absence...

              1. NABIL - Gettin' Siggy …
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                damn. Created his own luck but still...

                I think I was lucky enough last week (no Salah mean I got Alli off the bench) so this time I won;t get Kelly's points.

          2. Limbo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            It's common enough at this time of year. Lots getting Son/Vardy/Alli so the table's going to change tonight a fair bit. Main thing is to have Alli/Son/Vardy/Mane IMO - then event with some luck bandied about you're still keeping pace at worst. (alli was a great pick this week and could have been awesome of Vardy wasn't Vardy)

          3. bench boost for every gamew…
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            For once i i got some points out of it, Ings coming in but the amount of mané cappers was it that high? Apart from my own blatant cap call i´m mugged by those two 1 pointers from Cantwell and TAA, and the reason is if Lovren was not hurt he would have stayed on bench and Cantwell would not have been subbed in if they were up and Pukki missed that golden chance early in the game, Frake would have subbed in defensive players, while i´ve so often seen teams that have 2 or even 3 non starters getting lucky with them not coming in.
            But my only regret was that stupid captaincy call, even ifit was a though behind it and it´s not like KDB were a bad pick

        26. ZoumasBloomers
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Have that little bit of cash for Jimenez to Rashford, but really hesitant to get rid of Jimenez against the big teams

          1. infamousprob
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Yeap... I have it Green fixture against spurs at home

          2. BERGKOP
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Do it

        27. Peter Ouch
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Play Jimenez or Lundstram

          1. Bavarian
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Jim of course

          2. Hotdogs for Tea
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            really ?

            1. Peter Ouch
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 10 days ago

              Why so surprised, jim vs Tottenham, what's the ceiling?
              Lundstram vs villa higher ceiling

              1. Hotdogs for Tea
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                Spurs have conceded in 7 or the last 8 games, Jimi has returned in 6 of the last 8.

                Sheff Utd one clean sheet in the last 6, Villa have scored in 5 of the last 6.

                So, a defender that can’t keep a clean sheet against a team that is scoring .... or .... a forward that is scoring against a team that can’t keep clean sheets ?

          3. Limbo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Jimi all day long.

            Your defence must be amazing 😮

            1. Peter Ouch
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 10 days ago

              Nah, robbo taa and soy.

              1. Limbo
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                Pretty much top draw... Not tempted to sell one of Robbo/TAA for the blank?

          4. NABIL - Gettin' Siggy …
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Jim

        28. shapply
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Hi, I have 2FT and I'm willing to take a hit to get Martial, Kelly and Connolly

          Henderson, Button
          TAA, Lundstram, Rico, Tomori*, Hanley
          Mane, Maddison, KDB, Son, Hayden*
          Vardy, Abraham, Jimenez*

          worth selling Tomori, Hayden and Jimenez, then?

          1. Peter Ouch
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 10 days ago

            If you can get ali instead of Martial I would like it more.
            -4 for a player that us hit and miss....nah

          2. Hotdogs for Tea
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            for the love of god why do you want Martial, Kelly and Connolly?

        29. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          How has JJ Shelvey quietly contributed 5 goals and 9 baps in his last 9 starts

          What is going on with the World

          1. Peter Ouch
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Before this Gw, jonjo had 30 points in the last 5 games
            Salah and raz had 28, combined

          2. Do I Not Like Orange
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            God knows, annoyingly being in a mini league with a few Newcastle fans some of my spawny casual rivals actually have him. Still a player I'll never have any interest in as an FPL option.

        30. Do I Not Like Orange
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Anything to be done here this GW? Thinking to save & give myself 2 FTs for the Pool blank in 18.

          Hendo
          Lund TAA Soy
          Mane Alli KDB Mount
          Kane Vardy Jimmy

          McGov Tomori Dendoncker Reid

          1. Limbo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Save

        31. FOO FIGHTER
            1 month, 10 days ago

            How is she looking for GW17?

            Guaita
            Lundstram TAA Soyuncu
            Salah Son Maddison Pulisic
            Abraham Vardy Rashford

            Button Traore Dunk Rico

            1. Ask Yourself
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              Beautiful

          • tjostolv
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            on WC now.
            Would you do
            A: Aurier + Ali +0.8 itb
            B: Kelly + Son +0.2 itb

            Team elsewhere:
            Guaita/Button
            Rico, Lund, Soy, Willems.
            Maddis, Martial, Mane, Shelvey
            Kane, Vardy, Ings

            1. The Units
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              No Martial imo and A

              1. tjostolv
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                why, injury risk forever?

            2. Shah G
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              Having Kane is messing your whole squad.. Decent but not great midfield and that defense is so blah..

          • Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Hmmmm... Triple Liverpool defence after they come back

            Waiting for Liverpool’s cleansheets is a hill I might just be willing to die on this season 🙂

            1. FOO FIGHTER
                1 month, 10 days ago

                I want to double up after GW18.

              • Witty Pun: Not good at this…
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                MAYBE double, after GW24. Maybe.

              • pingissimus
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 10 days ago

                Ha

                Seriously looking at selling TAA for Kelly to get Pereira in as sole premium after City Liverpool fixtures

            2. The_Bucc
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 10 days ago

              Pope
              TAA, Soy, Lund
              Mane, Alli, Maddison, Zaha
              Vardy, Tammy, Jimenez

              (Tomori, Montoya, Dendoncker)

              1 ft & 3.5m itb, Zaha is an issue but has a good fixture, thoughts?

              1. The_Bucc
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 10 days ago

                oops repost ignore

            3. TH
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              Anyone considering dropping TAA or Robertson to free up money?

              I could free up £2M and have the below -

              Pope
              Kelly | Tarkowski | Chillwell | Lund (Dunk)
              Mane | Maddi | KDB | Alli (DenD)
              Tammy | Rashford | Vardy

            4. Witty Pun: Not good at this…
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              I am playing my wildcard next week but it looks like I'll be burning a free transfer in the process 🙁

              Any ideas for a 1 week punt?

              Pope (NEW)
              Trent (WAT) Ricardo (NOR) Lordstram (AVL)
              Mané (WAT) de Bruyne (ars) Son (wol) Pulisic (BOU)
              Vardy (NOR) Abraham (BOU) Mousset (AVL)

              McGovern | Soyuncu (NOR) O'Connell (AVL) Cantwell (avl)

            5. Arse Craic
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              What are people doing with their Liverpool assets for 18?
              I will be benching mine

              1. Eytexi
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 10 days ago

                Selling one of TAA/Robbo, benching the other with Mané.

                1. ElliotJHP
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  +1, will probs choose Robbo as have less value tied in him.

                  1. Eytexi
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 10 days ago

                    This unless another TAA yellow card throws a spanner in the works.

              2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                Strongly considering Salah > Kane via Mousset > Cantwell for 2 FT after this week

                Benching TAA & Robbo

                Might try get VVD in to join hem from GW19 onwards, will see how it goes

                1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  Triple Liverpool defence? They have 2 CS in their last 10 games.

                  1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 10 days ago

                    They have a defence that kept 20 in 38 last year, including the current European footballer of the year, the only centreback to ever win the award, they’ve also probably the best GK in the world, they’ve the second best goals conceded in the entire league, they have the best XGc in the entire league (if you put stock in that kind of thing), and defenders who churn out attacking returns that midfielders would be proud of

                    Yet they have basically the lowest cleansheet count in the league

                    Correction imminent imvho

                    (Zero guarantees of course!)

                    1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      1 month, 10 days ago

                      Each to their own

              3. Witty Pun: Not good at this…
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                Selling everybody (Trent and Mané)! On my wildcard.

              4. Ask Yourself
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                Just selling Robbo and benchIng other two

              5. Hotdogs for Tea
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                selling, a blank, fixture congestion too much after 18, traveling to Qatar, big lead in the PL and the reserves that have come in to the team have scored for fun

                Klopp can afford to shuffle the pack, and is doing just that.

                Will bring the back in in GW25

              6. BERGKOP
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                Benching

            6. It’s gonna Ben Mee
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              GTG?

              Ryan
              Lundstram Pereira Soy
              Mané(c) Son Alli Pulisic
              Rash Ings Vardy

              Bench: Gazza Kelly Rico Dendo
              0 FT, 3m ITB

            7. Ibra
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 10 days ago

              A) Mount -> Grealish
              B) Save ft (Mount -> Grealish probably next week)

              My current team:

              Gazzaniga
              TAA - Lundstram - Kelly
              Mane - KDB - Son - Mount
              Vardy - Rashford - Abraham

              Button - Willems - Rico - Dendoncker

              1. quayle99
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                I'd save, Mount could do something v Bournmouth and then 2FT for next week if needed

                1. Tonyawesome69
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  this

              2. Hotdogs for Tea
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                TAA, Lund, Rico all on 4 yellow cards .... and so is Grealish - not great in GW18 with Mane and TAA blanking

            8. quayle99
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              Pukki + Pulisic > Abraham + Grealish or James or Ward Prowse? 2FT
              Feel silly for dumping Abraham...

              to go with:
              Son, Mane, KDB, Zaha
              Vardy, Martinelli

              1. pingissimus
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 10 days ago

                Ings
                Rashford
                Jiminez
                Vardy

                Have all outscored Abraham since GW7. He’s not even best value

              2. pingissimus
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 10 days ago

                Get shot of Zaha would be my best advice

            9. Tsssst
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              A. Maddison & Rashford
              or
              B. Martial & Kane

              1. quayle99
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                A for me

              2. Tonyawesome69
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 10 days ago

                A

              3. The Units
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                An easy A.