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Scout Notes

Vardy continues fine FPL form as Rodgers explains Leicester’s tactical changes

Aston Villa 1-4 Leicester City

  • Goals: Jack Grealish (£6.0m) | Jamie Vardy (£10.0m) x2, Kelechi Iheanacho (£5.7m), Jonny Evans (£5.1m)
  • Assists: Ezri Konsa (£4.3m) | Iheanacho, James Maddison (£7.7m) x2, Dennis Praet (£5.3m)
  • Bonus: Vardy x3, Iheanacho x2, Maddison x1

Jamie Vardy‘s (£10.0m) scoring streak now extends to eight Premier League games after his brace in Leicester City’s 4-1 win over Aston Villa.

Vardy’s 13-point return was also his sixth double-digit haul of the season, which no other Fantasy asset can trump.

His total of 128 points in Fantasy Premier League is almost 75% of what he managed in the whole of 2018/19, while he is only three attacking returns away from matching last season’s total of 23 goals and assists.

The premium FPL forward is also a remarkable 47 points ahead of Raheem Sterling (£11.8m) at the time of writing.

Eye-catching numbers aside, there is, quite frankly, little left to discuss when it comes to Vardy.

Plenty of column inches have already been devoted to underlying stats, expected goals, conversion rates and ‘regression’ this season, and there will, of course, come a point when his rate of attacking returns slows slightly.

There’ll be few banking on that happening next weekend when Norwich City visit the King Power Stadium, while even the Gameweek 18 trip to the Etihad ought to provide Vardy with ample space given what we saw in the Manchester derby on Saturday (and in numerous other City games before that).

Confidence is an unquantifiable measure of a player (although goal conversion rate does give a good indication) but Vardy is clearly brimming with it, and he was at his swaggering, ear-cupping, crowd-incensing best at Villa Park.

His first goal did owe a bit to good fortune, as he was allowed a second bite at the cherry when rounding Tom Heaton (£4.5m) and miscuing a shot – the Leicester striker reacting before the home goalkeeper and stumbling covering defender Ezri Konsa (£4.3m) to pick up the loose ball and finish.

Vardy’s second strike was the in-form forward at his best, though, as he raced clear of the Villa defence to coolly convert a Dennis Praet (£5.3m) through ball and round off the scoring.

As ever, there could have been other attacking returns: Heaton saved an early Vardy shot, while there were some nearly moments when his intelligent movement wasn’t rewarded with an accurate pass from a team-mate.

Vardy also teed up James Maddison (£7.7m) for a shot that struck Heaton’s post in the second half.

While the scoreline suggested this was business as usual for Leicester, there were some tactical changes to note.

After naming the same starting XI for seven matches in a row, Brendan Rodgers opted to make two alterations to his team by bringing in Praet and Kelechi Iheanacho (£5.7m) at the expense of wingers Harvey Barnes (£5.9m) and Ayoze Perez (£6.2m).

That also meant a change in shape, with the 4-1-4-1 shelved in favour of a 4-4-2 diamond.

Rodgers has barely put a foot wrong this season and the system tweak worked well, with Villa’s gung-ho full-backs occasionally leaving central strikers Vardy and Iheanacho with two-on-two situations when possession was lost (as happened with the first goal).

Iheanacho claimed the assist for Vardy’s deadlock-breaking strike and was to get on the scoresheet himself before half-time, volleying in a superb Maddison cross to put the Foxes 2-0 up.

That was the Nigerian striker’s second double-digit haul in the space of three Gameweeks but it still seems premature to talk of him in Fantasy terms, given that this was his first league start of the season and that his last game-changing contribution (against Everton) was rewarded with a no-show the following Gameweek.

Rodgers said of Iheanacho after full-time:

I thought he was great, he played the role how we wanted him to play. I just think with Kels now he is settling into being a Leicester City player.

Absolutely first class in his training. You have seen it in the cup games, he comes in and scores. It is just a case of him coming in with confidence. Today, I thought he was very good. His hold-up play, his link up with the midfield. He was excellent.

With this being the busy festive season, it may be that Barnes and Perez were simply rested and will be back in the starting XI next weekend, with the Foxes reverting to their usual 4-1-4-1 set-up.

Sunday’s formation change was also perhaps the best way of including Iheanacho and Praet in their favoured positions.

However, this is a system that Rodgers experimented with in pre-season, and Perez’s hit-and-miss form doesn’t make him a certainty to return against Daniel Farke’s side.

Norwich also tend to push their full-backs high up the field, so Rodgers could potentially use a diamond again next weekend to exploit any two-on-two situations.

Explaining his tactics after the game, the Leicester boss said:

I said when I first came in that having tactical flexibility is so important. The style will always stay the same, how we want to build the game, how we want to play. But having that ability to be able to change systems and give teams different problems is how we want to work.

We did it in pre-season in our preparation phase so we could lay in some principles for that. We felt we have never really had to use it up until this point, but the players carried it out ever so well. The players were so good in how they coped with it.

I felt that, sometimes when you come away from home and you play agaainst a good attacking team like Aston Villa, the full-backs will go. And the midfield is very strong, in there with the three boys [McGinn, Nakamba, Luiz]. Young Grealish comes in off the side.

I just felt having four in there gives us the extra man. And if you’re playing a team at home and they want to commit the full-backs forward, gives us two v two versus the centre-halves.

The formation change certainly helped Maddison, who was occupying the number ten role ahead of the more withdrawn Praet and Youri Tielemans (£6.6m).

Roaming across the pitch rather than restricted to the left, Maddison posed more of a sustained goal threat than he had done in recent weeks (the last-minute goal against Watford being his only shot of the game) and ought to have scored when striking the upright in the 67th minute.

The England midfielder’s two assists took him to ten attacking returns for the season and leaves him fifth in the overall points standings among FPL midfielders.

One of the assists came from a corner and Leicester were a threat from set plays all afternoon, with Jonny Evans (£5.1m) and Caglar Soyuncu (£5.1m) both being denied from point-blank range either side of Evans’ looping headed goal from a Maddison cross.

Afterwards, Rodgers hailed the work of assistant manager Chris Davies on the training ground:

Chris does our attacking set-plays, so he looks in detail at those and is always creative and inventive with those.

That was one that he’d looked at in terms of trying to get Jonny free out at the back and, of course, he made a great header and it was a very good goal, especially early on in the second half.

We conceded just before half-time from a second-phase corner, which disappointed us. However, I felt in the first half, we’d still played really well, and it was just a case of keeping going. I thought we did that.

Leicester may not find all opponents so obliging, however: Villa have conceded more attempts from dead-ball situations than any other side this season.

It wasn’t all plain sailing for Rodgers’ troops and their diamond formation did leave them occasionally exposed down the flanks, with Anwar El Ghazi (£5.5m) blazing one glorious chance against the woodwork from a Matt Targett (£4.4m) cross.

Jack Grealish (£6.0m) denied the Foxes an eighth clean sheet of the season just before half-time, firing in after the visitors had failed to deal with a set play.

Villa continue to pose an attacking threat in most games and Grealish looks set to be a popular option over the Christmas period, with the Villans’ fixtures among the best in the division and the midfielder himself in a rich vein of form: this was his sixth FPL attacking return in seven starts, with his only blanks over that period coming away at Chelsea and Manchester City.

One caveat, however: Grealish picked up his fourth booking of the season on Sunday and is now just one caution away from a suspension.

Defensively, Villa were all over the shop, however.

Barnes should have scored on two occasions when coming off the bench, as chances came thick and fast for the visitors.

Indeed, no Premier League team have allowed more attempts on goal than Villa in Gameweek 16 so far.

Smith said of his side’s defending:

Listen, you can’t expect to win football matches at Villa Park when you concede 23 opportunities. Saying that, we go toe-to-toe with teams because we had 15 ourselves. I just feel, defensively, our structure should be better. Individually, our defending has to be a little bit better.

Up until half-time, we had as many chances as Leicester. They were more clinical. They’ve got a player who, two-and-a-half years ago, was a £70m player who’s in a rich vein of form at the moment. It was always going to be difficult to contain.

None of the goals were due to the tactics, I must admit. Tactics went out of it. The difference was they went over the top with Vardy a couple of times and got really good chances from it.

We switched play a number of times in the first half and got at their full-backs, we could have scored the first goal but we didn’t take our chances.

I was quite happy they were playing a diamond in all honesty. Get our full-backs to tuck in, we’ve got Nakamba and we had a four-vs-three there. We just didn’t defend the goals well enough.

The fixture swing will give them a better chance of clean sheets, at least, with their three previous shut-outs coming in ‘easier’ home fixtures against Everton, West Ham and Newcastle.

The Villans may be without two members of their first-choice back four, however.

Tyrone Mings (£4.5m) succumbed to what looked like a hamstring injury in the first half (his mobility limited when Vardy opened the scoring), while Targett was also forced off later in the game.

Speaking after the game, Smith said:

I thought [Mings] pulled his hamstring straight away, that’s why I called Bjorn Engels. He’s never had a muscle injury before. The message I got from the medical staff was that he wanted to carry on. He felt it might’ve been cramp and not a muscle injury, so we carried on but, unfortunately, they scored. We’ll wait for a scan. It’s a hamstring injury of some sort and we’ll find out.

I don’t know about Matt [Targett] to be honest. All I got told was that he had to come off.

Frederic Guilbert (£4.4m) returned from suspension in this match but was only among the substitutes, replacing Targett late on.

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523 Comments Post a Comment
  1. chatynho
    7 months, 29 days ago

    Guys who still hold WC, when are you gonna Use IT??

    1. Team Cruel
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 29 days ago

      I'm gonna Use IT after gw19

      1. clempro
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 29 days ago

        I'll use it after GW 18 most likely

    2. AC Yew
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 29 days ago

      No idea!

    3. chatynho
      7 months, 29 days ago

      isnt it the best time right now? i have a solid team for the next two GWs, but the value depreciation makes me sad everyweek

      1. AC Yew
        • 1 Year
        7 months, 29 days ago

        How many changes would you make to your team?

    4. chatynho
      7 months, 29 days ago

      8

  2. Stejson
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 29 days ago

    Martinelli essential?

    1. Team Cruel
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 29 days ago

      Dakes already has done Laca > Martinelli -4

      1. pumpkinhead
        • 5 Years
        7 months, 29 days ago

        LOL

      2. Top Lad Dakes.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 29 days ago

        -8 it was. 😉

        Nah, Laca to Rashford was done Saturday night for me. Knew I was gonna ditch him after this game but at least hoped for a parting gift - not a damn benching

  3. cuppatea78
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 29 days ago

    Over the next two game weeks I'm thinking of selling:

    KDB > Son
    Abraham > Rashford

    I already have Alli.

    Worth doing?

    1. pumpkinhead
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 29 days ago

      Tammy is tough to lose before BOU

    2. SALVA
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 29 days ago

      Naah. Could easily backfire

  4. VinMar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 29 days ago

    Gazza (mcgovern)

    Taa -- Robbo -- Lun -- (Rico, Kelly)

    Mane -- Kdb -- Maddison -- Mount (Hayden)

    Vardy -- Tammy -- Jimenez

    2FT, 0.7itb

    a.) Gazza to Guaita
    b.) TAA + Mount --> Soy + Alli

  5. Teomi
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 29 days ago

    Bottomed last page...

    Save my ft right?
    1,5 itb

    Pope
    Robbo soy lunds
    Salah kdb Alli Grealish
    Vardy rash Abraham

    Button lunds rico saka

    1. Hazardous1983
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 29 days ago

      U got 2 lunds

    2. Teomi
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 29 days ago

      Sorry first defender kelly

      1. Hazardous1983
        • 9 Years
        7 months, 29 days ago

        Ye me 2

    3. AC Yew
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 29 days ago

      Roll FT

  6. Hazardous1983
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 29 days ago

    What to do with this 2 ft ad 0.7 in bank

    Pope (button)
    Taa soyuncu lundstram (kelly rico)
    Mane maddison pulisic son kdb
    Abraham vardy (greenwood)

  7. Vlad Tepes
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 29 days ago

    Guess I am not gonna make the cup. Have 52 points and average is currently on 47 points. Will probably be higher than 52 after tonights game

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 29 days ago

      Be there or abouts

    2. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 29 days ago

      Might be ok after the game but autosubs and VC could hurt you.

      I’m on 56 + whatever crap Lacazette can muster

      1. No Professionals
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 29 days ago

        The 47 includes vc and autosubs

    3. Vlad Tepes
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 29 days ago

      Ah ye we will see, I dont have high hopes

    4. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 29 days ago

      You'll be fine.

    5. Arse Craic
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 29 days ago

      Bench and vice captain points too

    6. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 29 days ago

      It certainly will because the average autosubs in waiting current stand at over 5 points. Sorry!

  8. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 29 days ago

    Genuinely don’t get why he’d bench Lacazette of all people - he’s actually been scoring, 3 in his last 3 or something.

    Bloody annoying, having held him just for this game rather than ditching and getting Son in (formation change). Cruel game.

    Bring him on to score at least? Be typical if Auba hauls now too

    1. pumpkinhead
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 29 days ago

      Auba is the main man

      1. Top Lad Dakes.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 29 days ago

        Doesn’t make a difference rly. Play them both up top?

        1. pumpkinhead
          • 5 Years
          7 months, 29 days ago

          That works so well for Mr Good Ebening

          1. Top Lad Dakes.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            7 months, 29 days ago

            Stick Ozil in behind them and it could actually work.

            1. pumpkinhead
              • 5 Years
              7 months, 29 days ago

              Maybe, but it hasn't. I get you're bitter because you own him in fpl. I get the frustration but Arsenals best 11 is up in the air and their is a chance it doesn't include Laca. Tiddy player but they can't defend and that isn't helped by playing two up top.

            2. Brosstan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              7 months, 29 days ago

              No because then you have 3 lazy players up top and when the opposition has 10 players chasing down you will simply get overrun. Unfortunately Auba, Laca, Ozil and Pepe are all sunshine players.

    2. nerd_is_the_werd
      7 months, 29 days ago

      Maybe he wanted to annoy some people on FPL?
      Lacazette is not quite on the same level as Aubameyang imo.

    3. Giggs Boson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 29 days ago

      Who knows what goes on behind the scenes. His condition might not be perfect.

      1. Top Lad Dakes.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 29 days ago

        Maybe. Woulda been nice to know pre deadline, had 2FT so lots of flexibility in terms of moved (as above). Just incredibly frustrating really.

  9. Syd.
    • 11 Years
    7 months, 29 days ago

    Long Ball Team Confirmed

  10. mrodgers91
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 29 days ago

    Carragher and rafa on MNF, forget the game i could happily listen to those two for 90 minutes. Tactical masterclass and a good insight into which defences are dodgy and attacks are due returns

    1. Syd.
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 29 days ago

      Rafa is excellent

      Carragher is a lowlife who should never have been allowed on TV

      1. No Professionals
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 29 days ago

        Carragher's live commentary is horrific. Can't quite put my finger on why, think it's the silences.

      2. Pu-li-sick (sic)
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 29 days ago

        Not within spitting distance at least

      3. J ⚒ Gimme your Mané…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        7 months, 29 days ago

        How he didn’t get fired for spitting at that girl on the motorway is beyond me...

      4. Team Cruel
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 29 days ago

        You don't like Carra spitting facts?

    2. J ⚒ Gimme your Mané…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 29 days ago

      Carragher is as I’m bag

      1. J ⚒ Gimme your Mané…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        7 months, 29 days ago

        Carragher is a scum bag*

    3. pumpkinhead
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 29 days ago

      Rafa is one of my favorite managers. Love or Hate him what he did at Newcastle keeping them some what competitive with 0 investment was genius.

      1. mrodgers91
        • 2 Years
        7 months, 29 days ago

        So true, top half finish if i remember. Massive over achievement

        1. Pu-li-sick (sic)
          • 3 Years
          7 months, 29 days ago

          No no no. Average achievement. He made everyone think it was a massive achievement but it really wasn't. Look at Steve Bruce now.

        2. pumpkinhead
          • 5 Years
          7 months, 29 days ago

          100% had them playing so very organized football + lets not underestimate his loyalty. Stayed till the end, even when being given nothing.

      2. No Professionals
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 29 days ago

        Spanish Allardyce

        Which is a compliment in my view.

      3. Pu-li-sick (sic)
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 29 days ago

        No, that's what he'd have you think but Steve Bruce is currently outperforming him shorn of their top two scorers from last year.

        1. pumpkinhead
          • 5 Years
          7 months, 29 days ago

          How much $$$ did Steve Bruce have tho?

          1. Pu-li-sick (sic)
            • 3 Years
            7 months, 29 days ago

            I've no idea. Hardly a lot more, if at all.

            1. pumpkinhead
              • 5 Years
              7 months, 29 days ago

              He broke the transfer record and spent 50m on Joel. If you think that Rafa a champions league winning manager who spend years at Newcastle with very little financial support didn't achieve great things, you're delusional.

              1. Pu-li-sick (sic)
                • 3 Years
                7 months, 29 days ago

                He achieved *nothing*. Like practically nothing. Other than playing the media to the extent that you think he overachieved.

                1. pumpkinhead
                  • 5 Years
                  7 months, 29 days ago

                  They were relegated cause they were trash, he then stuck with them, brought them back to the EPL and then finished in the top half... guess loyalty means nothing to you.

                  1. Pu-li-sick (sic)
                    • 3 Years
                    7 months, 29 days ago

                    Loyalty isn't an achievement. Every Single manager has got Newcastle promoted straight away again on each of the last three occasions. You talk about joelinton well Bruce has succeeded in spite of joelinton who presumably he had nothing to do with anyway.

                    1. pumpkinhead
                      • 5 Years
                      7 months, 29 days ago

                      You're delusional. Rafa could have let that team die. Instead he saved your ingrate a$$.

        2. mrodgers91
          • 2 Years
          7 months, 29 days ago

          Fair enough, respect for staying with the club after relegation and getting back up though. Not easy to get out of the championship and stay up the next year

          1. Pu-li-sick (sic)
            • 3 Years
            7 months, 29 days ago

            Not as big an achievement as he made out. Look at Huddersfield! Now that was a much bigger achievement.

            1. mrodgers91
              • 2 Years
              7 months, 29 days ago

              See if Newcastle are in the top half come end of the season then i guess

    4. mrodgers91
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 29 days ago

      Carra understands rafas tactics, can back him up and help explain how they did things. Clearly not liked much on here though

    5. Giggs Boson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 29 days ago

      Love hearing successful managers explain tactics. Carragher, not so much.

    6. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 29 days ago

      Carra lol..

    7. Would Ed Woodward
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 29 days ago

      MNF is usually good to be fair.

  11. Pu-li-sick (sic)
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 29 days ago

    David Martin is top of my Goalkeeping Howler Imminent table.

  12. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 29 days ago

    THFC4LIFE sounds like we’re in exactly the same boat bro lol. And made exactly the same move on Saturday night - hopefully that one is more profitable than Lacashoite

  13. gonzalocampos
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 29 days ago

    HELP - Planning a trip to the UK on February to watch some games.

    Do you know when the February games will be released in terms of exact dates/time? Up until now I can only see the exact dates until January 21-23 (GW 24).

    1. Syd.
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 29 days ago

      A lot will depend on the Champion League fixtures

      What dates are you looking at?

      18/19/25/26 February: Round of 16, first leg

      1. gonzalocampos
        • 5 Years
        7 months, 29 days ago

        We will go to Champions League also but I am looking at the Premier League. February doesn't have exact dates yet.

    2. HashAttack
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 29 days ago

      I hadn't noticed that before .... must be because the TV schedule hasn't been finalised

      1. gonzalocampos
        • 5 Years
        7 months, 29 days ago

        I found it, they will release the February dates on December 20.

        1. HashAttack
          • 3 Years
          7 months, 29 days ago

          Is that after the European cups draws for the knock out phase - they can't schedule Sunday matches etc. until after the group stages have been concluded

  14. Hazardous1983
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 29 days ago

    Ings and grealish in for pulizic and greenwood?

    1. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 29 days ago

      Unless it causes a benching headache this week

    2. Rupert The Horse
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 29 days ago

      I’d want Pulisic for this game

  15. Printing Mane
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    7 months, 29 days ago

    Who would you bench ?

    A Grealish (shu)
    B Lunds (AVL, playing Hendo)
    C Kelly (BHA

    1. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 29 days ago

      B or C definitely. Tempted to say B on each of their current forms

    2. J ⚒ Gimme your Mané…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 29 days ago

      C

  16. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 29 days ago

    Would you say Lacazette is likely to come on, winning drawing or losing?

    1. No Professionals
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 29 days ago

      Yes

      1. Top Lad Dakes.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 29 days ago

        On against tired Hammers for some GI then hopefully

    2. J ⚒ Gimme your Mané…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 29 days ago

      Ye

      1. Top Lad Dakes.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 29 days ago

        Hope you lot win, out of spite against Freddie benching Laca 😉 but wouldn’t mind him coming off the bench to score at least

        1. J ⚒ Gimme your Mané…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          7 months, 29 days ago

          I hope we do too !

          That’s unlucky for you with Laca. You selling him?

    3. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 29 days ago

      He'll come on - 95% probability is my guesstimate. I'd be amazed if he didn't.

  17. Ajax Hamsterdam
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 29 days ago

    Captain vardy again ?

    1. J ⚒ Gimme your Mané…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 29 days ago

      Triple captain Worthy

      1. pumpkinhead
        • 5 Years
        7 months, 29 days ago

        Would you tho? Surely you'll wait for the double.

        1. HashAttack
          • 3 Years
          7 months, 29 days ago

          mmmm, Vardy DGW - I can't wait

        2. J ⚒ Gimme your Mané…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          7 months, 29 days ago

          I probably won’t, but he is that good of a captain choice this week that he is certainly triple captain worthy.

      2. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 6 Years
        7 months, 29 days ago

        Haha cheers. So many great options this week. Mane Abraham rashford

        1. No Professionals
          • 3 Years
          7 months, 29 days ago

          I wouldn't captain rashford with yours. Not this week anyway.

          1. Ajax Hamsterdam
            • 6 Years
            7 months, 29 days ago

            Yeah ill go vardy probably

    2. No Professionals
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 29 days ago

      Just feel that the blank will come when we least expect it.

      Will still captain him.

    3. AC Yew
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 29 days ago

      Keep the party going..

  18. bench boost for every gamew…
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 29 days ago

    Should be more talk of Aurier as a bargain, 4.9 for a top 6 team playing as a winger, if i were in a position to choose between him and Lundstram now, Aurier is a s much as OOP as Lund and plays for a better team i would have picked Aurier. Spurs on a way up in form, SHU down.

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 29 days ago

      Shame gw18 fixture is not great

      1. bench boost for every gamew…
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 29 days ago

        not great then, but Chelsea concede awful lot of goals and chances from their left hand side, cs looking slim but assist is not out of the question and he is a bap monster

    2. Arse Craic
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 29 days ago

      He's 5.0 but still good value

      1. bench boost for every gamew…
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 29 days ago

        had him for a while so forgotten he´d gone up-)

    3. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 29 days ago

      As with Leicester there’s one more aspect to factor in: slots. I think many will favour two slots for Spurs attack. That leaves us with just one slot. Aurier is good but is he better value than than Gazza at 4.6 until Lloris is back? It’s wait and see I guess.

  19. Jellyfish
    • 8 Years
    7 months, 29 days ago

    Jimmy > Rashford ft tonight to beat the Jimmy price drop

    Yes or no?

  20. Giggs Boson
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    7 months, 29 days ago

    Pace is so broken. You can't play a high defensive line against a team with pace, which then means you are not compact if you press high.

    Some teams aren't built for a low block, but Man United forces them to use one, or leave themselves open for counter-attack.

    1. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 29 days ago

      Nerf pace.

  21. Dynamic Duos
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 29 days ago

    Aubameyang to Kane?

    1. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 29 days ago

      Rash?

      1. pumpkinhead
        • 5 Years
        7 months, 29 days ago

        The sheep went that way --->

      2. Pépé sur le P…
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 29 days ago

        Yes

  22. MFFista
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 29 days ago

    Couldn’t hold the trigger. Rarely felt this good about a team.

    Gazza
    TAA-Peireira-Lundstram
    Mané-Pulisic-Alli-Maddison
    Rash-Vardy-Abraham
    (Grealish-Kelly-Rico)

    Need a boost, is it a 10/10?

    1. Gentle_Turks
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 29 days ago

      Nice. Would be great if Pulisic could be Son.

    2. IRBOX ⚽
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 29 days ago

      Last weeks template. Tough fixtures upcoming for Leicester and you have triple. No City attack? No Son? Pulisic and Abraham are on their last chance saloon. GW18 will be very tough for you. It’s good, but not a 10

    3. HashAttack
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 29 days ago

      prefer my team 🙂 ... problem is whenever there is that really good feel about a team, it totally bombs and the gw ends up being a disaster

  23. Pépé sur le P…
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 29 days ago

    Tierney bandwagon incoming

    pls

  24. Would Ed Woodward
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 29 days ago

    I miss Roberto.