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Scout Squad

The Scout Squad picks for FPL Gameweek 18

The Scout Squad panel have assembled for the final time in 2019 to submit their player longlists for the coming weekend.

This recurring feature will take a mini-hiatus over the next three Gameweeks, given the short turnaround between fixtures, although the Scout Picks will continue as normal over the festive period.

In this article, our four regulars – editorial staff Paul, David and Neale plus community manager Geoff – each proposes an 18-man squad of Fantasy assets for Gameweek 18 and explain their notable inclusions/omissions.

The 72 nominations listed below will then be narrowed down to a squad of 15 (with the starting XI not exceeding a total cost of £83m) for the weekly Scout Picks selection ahead of the deadline at 11:30 GMT on Saturday.

There are requirements for at least one sub-£5.0m goalkeeper, at least one defender under £5.0m, at least one midfielder priced £6.0m or below and at least one forward priced at £7.0m or lower.

Each panellist is restricted to no more than three players from the same team, as is the case in FPL.

We will again be adding a captaincy to the Scout Picks, with details of that revealed on Friday.


 DavidNealePaulGeoff
GKVicente Guaita Vicente Guaita Martin Dubravka David De Gea
 Martin Dubravka Mathew RyanVicente GuaitaAaron Ramsdale
 Aaron Ramsdale Nick PopeTom HeatonMartin Dubravka
DFJohn Lundstram Matt DohertyJohn Lundstram John Lundstram
 Matt Doherty John Lundstram Jetro Willems Matt Doherty
 Martin KellyLewis DunkFrederic GuilbertFabian Schar
 Diego RicoAaron Wan-BissakaLewis DunkMatt Targett
 Matt TargettJetro WillemsMartin KellyDiego Rico
MFSon Heung-minSon Heung-min Son Heung-min Kevin De Bruyne
 Dele AlliRicharlisonRaheem Sterling Raheem Sterling
 Kevin De Bruyne Jack GrealishKevin De Bruyne Son Heung-min
 Jack GrealishWilfried ZahaJack GrealishAnthony Martial
 James Ward-ProwseJoao MoutinhoLeandro TrossardJack Grealish
FWMarcus Rashford Jamie Vardy Teemu PukkiMarcus Rashford
 Danny Ings Marcus Rashford Dominic Calvert-Lewin Dominic Calvert-Lewin
 Raul Jimenez Danny IngsJamie Vardy Raul Jimenez
 Jamie Vardy Raul JimenezRaul Jimenez Danny Ings
 Teemu PukkiDominic Calvert-LewinChris WoodTeemu Pukki

Most popular picks:  John Lundstram, Jack Grealish, Son Heung-min, Raul Jimenez (four), Vicente Guaita, Martin Dubravka, Matt Doherty, Kevin De Bruyne, Teemu Pukki, Marcus Rashford, Danny Ings, Jamie Vardy, Dominic Calvert-Lewin (three)

DAVID SAID…

Despite conceding against Brighton on Monday night, the Crystal Palace defence still looks great for Gameweek 18.

They face a Newcastle side currently marred by injuries, the absence of Jonjo Shelvey, Miguel Almirón and Allan Saint-Maximin robbing them of any creativity or pace in their recent defeat to Burnley.

Therefore, both Vicente Guaita and Martin Kelly get into my Scout Squad submission.

2019 has finally peaked in the last month of the year as I’m selecting John Lundstram as the top defender for Gameweek 18.

I fancy Sheffield United for the clean sheet at Brighton while Lundstram continues to show how dangerous he is when operating as a very advanced attacking midfielder in Chris Wilder’s 3-5-2 formation.

Only Aston Villa have conceded more shots inside the box over their last four matches as Brighton so I’m sure there will be plenty of opportunities for Lundstram to get involved in further goals.

Meanwhile, Matt Doherty comes in as something of a nostalgia pick, although his chances this week look good. Over the last four matches, only one defender has registered more touches in the penalty area as Doherty ahead of a meeting with Norwich City.

I’ve gone with a bold Spurs double-up in midfield as Chelsea prepare for a trip to north London.

The Blues have looked shaky at the back since Fikayo Tomori picked up an injury and they are, of course, still waiting for their first away clean sheet of the season.

Meanwhile, Son Heung-min and Dele Alli have averaged 7.8 and 8.0 points per game since Jose Mourinho took over.

Kevin De Bruyne absolutely smashed it in Gameweek 17 and I expect him to provide his owners with at least one attacking return against Leicester.

The Foxes may have the best defensive record in the Premier League this season but De Bruyne is showing excellent underlying numbers again. In the last four matches, he is joint-second in the division for big chances created while no player has had more shots on target than him.

I think both Jack Grealish and James Ward-Prowse could be involved as Aston Villa host Southampton.

As already mentioned, Dean Smith’s men have conceded the most shots in the box over the last four matches, which bodes well for Southampton and Danny Ings owners.

Marcus Rashford may have blanked in Gameweek 17 but a meeting with Watford could be the opportunity he needs to get back in the goals.

I’m still a big fan of Jamie Vardy despite his failure to score against Norwich. There has been a slight dip in his numbers but the Leicester forward is still in the top three for shots in the box, big chances and shots on target over the last four matches.

NEALE SAID…

Having championed their cases ahead of the trip to Arsenal, I’ve overlooked Manchester City assets for the visit of Leicester City this weekend.

City are more than capable of making a mockery of my omissions but they won’t face Arsenal every week, and Brendan Rodgers’ in-form side will likely provide a stiffer test at the Etihad.

The corresponding fixture at the back-end of 2018/19 was settled only by a Vincent Kompany thunderbolt, while no side has kept as many clean sheets or conceded fewer goals than the Foxes in this campaign.

Jamie Vardy makes the cut for my squad, though – I’ve visions of him running in behind Nicolas Otamendi as Leicester, with the likes of James Maddison and Youri Tielemans providing the slide-rule passes, exploit the sort of gaps that Manchester United found all too easy to come by a fortnight ago.

Speaking of United, the Red Devils are without a clean sheet in 12 games.

A defender starved of shut-outs and who doesn’t carry much attacking potential is an odd candidate to nominate, then, but Aaron Wan-Bissaka has been evoking memories of last season with his recent scores on the Bonus Points System and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side are facing a Watford side who have scored just one goal (a penalty) in their last five home fixtures.

The Hornets’ impressive – but ultimately profligate – display at Anfield last weekend makes me slightly less confident of a return for Wan-Bissaka but I have fewer concerns about Marcus Rashford, who poses such a threat even when United are at their mediocre worst.

In a Gameweek where there don’t look to be too many clean sheets around, we can be grateful for Newcastle United v Crystal Palace.

Those two teams are in the bottom three for everything from goals scored to shots in the box this season, so the form of Vicente Guaita and the attacking threat of Jetro Willems make them routine picks for a potential stalemate.

If there is to be someone who breaks the deadlock, it seems likely to be Wilfried Zaha: the Ivory Coast international is hardly setting the world alight with his underlying stats of late but Newcastle have allowed more chances and crosses from their right flank than any other club this season and Zaha could potentially exploit that weakness on Tyneside.

My Wolves triple-up sees Raul Jimenez and Matt Doherty (who has had more touches in the opposition box than any other FPL defender over the last six Gameweeks) joined by Joao Moutinho.

Moutinho’s monopoly at dead-ball situations could come in useful against a Norwich side that has allowed more chances from set plays than any other Premier League side in 2019/20, with Doherty and Jimenez able to exploit the Canaries’ weakness in the air.

Everton and Arsenal may have new managers lined up by the time the two teams meet at Goodison Park on Saturday but it could still be Duncan Ferguson and Freddie Ljungberg taking the reins in the early kick-off, which prompts my selection of Everton front two Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Richarlison.

The ‘out of position’ Brazilian has four goals in the last six Gameweeks, while the physical Calvert-Lewin looks a player reborn under his interim manager.

And while Everton have shown plenty of bottle under Ferguson, Arsenal have looked so submissive under Ljungberg. Regime changes at both clubs, however, could change the landscape by the time Gameweek 18 arrives.

PAUL SAID…

As four of the top five go head-to-head, and Liverpool are without a fixture, budget defenders could be the way to go in Gameweek 18.

Such a schedule promotes the likes of Newcastle, Crystal Palace and Aston Villa as cut-price contenders at the back this weekend.

Villa’s Frederic Guilbert is a case in point at home to Southampton.

Sitting in a mere 0.8% of squads, he has been one of the most consistent FPL defenders when playing at home this season.

The right-back has produced attacking or defensive points in all six of his starts at Villa Park. Indeed, 34 of his 40 points for the campaign have come in those matches.

Leandro Trossard is another player who has excelled in front of his own supporters.

When selected, the winger has been involved in 71% of Brighton’s home strikes.

Both the Belgian’s goals for the season, and three of his four assists, have come at the Amex Stadium.

Trossard has started just four home matches, featuring off the bench twice, and has delivered 31 of his 41 points in those fixtures.

Yet he sits in only 0.3% of squads for the Seagulls’ clash with Sheffield United.

Duncan Ferguson’s spell as Everton head coach has lifted the attacking potential of Dominic Calvert-Lewin.

The Toffees’ forward scored twice in their previous home clash against Chelsea, and look set to punish Arsenal’s porous defence at Goodison this Saturday lunchtime.

Over the last two Gameweeks with Ferguson at the helm, Calvert-Lewin’s nine shots ranked third among all players in FPL, while his five shots on target were bettered only by the seven of Mohamed Salah.

Despite his cost of £5.7m in FPL, just 1.2% of managers currently hold the 22-year-old.

GEOFF SAID…

In a difficult Gameweek to call, I looked to David de Gea to start a run of clean sheets, against Watford’s poor finishing. Aaron Ramsdale is my first choice goalkeeper at home to Burnley, while I’m backing Martin Dubravka to keep out Crystal Palace for another Newcastle win.

The defensive options look weaker than many weeks, allowing a range of often overlooked options to get a look. Matt Doherty, Fabian Schär and Matt Targett are all options, though it’s John Lundstram and his double-digit haul potential who takes top spot.

The Liverpool blank gives me the opportunity to double up on City players, with both Kevin De Bruyne and Raheem Sterling making my squad.

Son Heung-min plays a Chelsea defence improved, but not fixed, by the return of Antonio Rudiger.

I expect Anthony Martial to start for Manchester United this weekend but the risk from Mason Greenwood puts Jack Grealish above him in my picks.

Up front, Marcus Rashford’s form and fixture at Watford make him a clear captaincy front-runner.

With two straight starts and against a suspect Arsenal defence, I look to re-energised Dominic Calvert-Lewin, while Raul Jimenez has attacking returns in eight of the last ten Gameweeks and plays at Norwich City.

Danny Ings and Teemu Pukki round out my Gameweek 18 picks.

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Each week, one of the Fantasy Football Scout community takes on the Scout Picks by pitting their chosen XI against ours.

The community member who beats our picks by the biggest margin over the campaign will win a £100 Amazon Voucher and a place in our Moderators and Contributors League for the following season.

Last week, the Scout Picks defeated THFC4LIFE 68-55.

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978 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Kante Touch This
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Kane + pulisic > Rashford + Son?

    1. iL PiStOlErO
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Yes yes

    2. KINGS
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Maybe just puli to someone else. I would keep Kane

    3. Big Hands Barry
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 5 days ago

      probably a good move but you know the risk

  2. Don Kloppeone
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    So what do we think is going to be the centrepiece of the FPL sh$tshow this GW given that many have taken multiple (similar) moves?

    Give me your hunches on the Surprise benchings, blanks, suspensions .etc?!

    1. Slitherene
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Richarlison to get his 5th YC in GW18.

      1. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Having just got Grealish in I reckon he will get his also!

        1. Slitherene
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 5 days ago

          What are the most popular moves for this week though?

          1. Don Kloppeone
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            People ditching Mount/ Puli for Son/ Grealish. Bringing in Rashford. Downgrading TAA to Aurier.

            1. Slitherene
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 5 days ago

              Which player made way for Grealish in your team?

              1. Don Kloppeone
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 5 days ago

                Dendo

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

      I dont have a clue, maybe all those 4YCers getting their 5th.

    3. phineedle
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Man Utd to draw 0-0 with Watford

      1. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        I can totally see this happening. It’s the reason I didn’t jump for Rashford.

    4. the Penman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Chelsea are going to beat Spurs scoring 2 or more. Abraham and Pulisic heavy involvement.

      1. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Pulisic can do what he wants as long as Mount does nothing and Tammy hauls 😀

    5. The 12th Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Mousett goal and an assist

      1. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Haha. Not totally crazy!

        There’s always one heavily transferred out player that hauls!

    6. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Chelsea 2-0 - Mount and Pulisic assisting each other

      Happily for me Vardy is going to be the standout Captain

      1. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        You could be right tbh! Anything could happen in that match.

        I think I’m leaving my armband on Alli though for the higher reward if it pays off.

        VC Vardy.

  3. Just bleed
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Bench one of

    A) Maddison
    B) Aurier
    C) Cantwell

    1. NoWayJose
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Aurier

    2. iL PiStOlErO
      2 months, 5 days ago

      C

    3. KINGS
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Cantwell

    4. Big Hands Barry
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 5 days ago

      cantwell

  4. NoWayJose
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Bottomed, apologies.

    Better for the next 5 or so GWs? :
    A) Aurier Alli
    B) TAA Grealish

    I have Son already for what it's worth.
    Thank you.

    1. Just bleed
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 5 days ago

      A

    2. Big Hands Barry
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Comfortably A for the next 5

  5. Big Hands Barry
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 5 days ago

    with games coming thick and fast do you expect Tammy Abraham to start vs Southampton? (4 days after Spurs, 3 games before Arsenal)

    1. iL PiStOlErO
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Probably yes but gets subbed around 60min

  6. john25
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Hey guys, considering who to start between Greenwood (wat) or Soyuncu (mci). Do you guys think Greenwood will start?

    Cheers

    1. ElliotJHP
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      I started Greenwood once before when he was rumoured to start and got a sweet 16-minute cameo for my troubles.

    2. iL PiStOlErO
      2 months, 5 days ago

      I believe Lei will concede so I’ve put Soy first on the bench. Grenwood would probably be a sub but even 10min against Hornets is good.

  7. El Lobito 10
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Who to captain?
    A. Alli
    B. Son

    And why? Son has home form but Alli is playing as a striker and loves scoring v Chelses. Gut says Alli but Son also very tempting for all-round potential to score and assist.

    1. iL PiStOlErO
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Son, I just think he is more reliable atm. Alli is enough having in the team.

      1. El Lobito 10
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Fanks

  8. Just Kreuzing
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Chilwell to Aurier or Otamendi

    1. iL PiStOlErO
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Leave Chilwell. Chill. No need for that move this week.

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

      Not keeping?

      1. Just Kreuzing
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Concerned about his fixtures

  9. checkit_j
    2 months, 5 days ago

    2ft 0.8itb

    Gazza

    Soy Rico Lund
    Kdb pulisic maddi dendo
    Rash (c) vardy Ings

    Mcg - Taylor - TAA- Mane

    A) Taylor + Mane -> Kelly + Son ( Start Kelly over Soy)
    B) Pulisic -> Moura?
    C) TAA + Pulisic -> Kelly + Ali/Son ?

  10. Holmes (specialist in failu…
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    How many more clean sheets will Leicester keep this season?

    Assuming they concede in next 2, that would be 7 clean sheets in 19 games. Around 7 in next 19 games as well? More? Less?

    1. ElliotJHP
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      I reckon 6.

    2. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      About the same yes.

    3. NABIL - Gettin' Siggy …
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      More or less the same, so 7 to 8

  11. camarozz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Ah no... I knew Grealish was 1 yc away from ban but Richarlson too??

    Ffs brought both in this wk..

    1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      You might have few more 😛

    2. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Feisty players. In teams needing results badly. Games thick and fast...
      I'm sure it won't happen 🙂

    3. iL PiStOlErO
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Didn’t saw that. Well fingers crossed he makes it trough next few games. Also I see now TAA and Lund are on 4 also. Not the best but what can we do.

    4. Greenbackbøøg…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      you guys not wildcarding next week?

    5. ElliotJHP
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      I wonder if anyone has the holy grail of 4 yellows. Lund, Trent, Rico, Grealish, Richarlison and Raheem.

      1. camarozz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        No but I have 5 of them. Lol at me ffs.

  12. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Will anyone join me in praying for a Dendoncker goal this weekend?

    1. Lord - Blaming it on Rio
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Do you have a fetish for bench points?

      1. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        I am when I have 2 pool players in my team flanked by Soyuncu in the worst fixture possible

    2. iL PiStOlErO
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Cmonnnn Donkeyyyyyy.

  13. Tinmen
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Folks, Sterling or Son captain?

    1. Balance
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Son, I’m thinking of selling sterling myself to get Son (c)

    2. iL PiStOlErO
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Between the two I would go Son. Raz has harder game and better defence against him

  14. 1314
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    play Mousset (bha) or Kelly (new) ?

    1. iL PiStOlErO
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Kelly

    2. ElliotJHP
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      The Mousse

    3. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Mousset

  15. Balance
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    A. Sterling to Son (c)
    B. save and Capt KDB

  16. fuml_akimbo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Which move to make?

    A) Play Hayden
    B) Pulisic> KDB -4

    Cheers

    1. ElliotJHP
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      B is lovely. Would you not play Puli over Hayden anyway though?

      1. fuml_akimbo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Part of the -4 would be TAA > Aurier, which gives me an extra player so I can bench Hayden.

        1. KDB4PREZ
          2 months, 5 days ago

          B and hold him until Injured imo

          1. fuml_akimbo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            Cheers mate, I much prefer this option

    2. Donnie D
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      B

  17. pmos
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Play:
    A- Aurier (CHE)
    B- Guilbert (SOU)

    Heaton and Ings in the starting 11

  18. Sturridge Wars
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Really considering Mane > Martial. Reason being: Yes Mane is a lot better, missing 1 game this week then next week playing Leicester where I have Söyüncü benefits me more if he blanks both weeks.

    Martial’s next 5 matches

    20th Watford
    11th Newcastle
    12th Burnley
    10th Arsenal
    19th Norwich

    Then I can bring Mane / Salah back in for Martial or Alli for DGW

    1. iL PiStOlErO
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Sorry but dont like it. Going without pool cover for 5gw is just too much. It is Pool we are talking about, no hard fixtures for them. Rather sell Puli or Madds if you have them, mixed fixtures also and you probably have Vardy like everyone. Would definitively get Utd cover just in some other way.

      1. Sturridge Wars
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        I have Rashford. And I don’t mean Mane our for 5 game weeks. Probs just two.

        1. iL PiStOlErO
          2 months, 5 days ago

          Even better cause then I wouldn’t do anything. I would keep Mane and play Rash. But its your choice. Good luck.

  19. ShaunGoater123
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Roll the transfer or move TAA on?

    Gazza

    Lundstram / Kelly / Rico

    Son / KDB / Grealish / Dendonker

    Vardy / Rashford (C) / Abraham

    Button / Soyuncu / TAA / Mane

    1. Boz
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      TAA to Aurier?

      1. ShaunGoater123
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        yep not a bad shout.

  20. camarozz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    -4 this wk.

    Pope

    Lund/Rico/Vertonghen

    Kdb/Alli/Grealish/Richarlson

    Vardy/Rash(c) /Mousset

    (Button/Soy/Mane/TAA)

    Keeping TAA + Mane and have good bench but my god I didn't realise I had 4 players 1yc away frm ban..

    1. Boz
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Strong team, just pray they stay away from the cards

  21. Boz
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Got to start one of these:

    A) Soy
    B) Tomori
    C) Guendouzi

    Currently on A for the guaranteed start.

    Or swap Guendouzi or Tomori out with FT?

    1. iL PiStOlErO
      2 months, 5 days ago

      With this terrible choice choose the least bad so Soy yes. Maybe swap Tomori out for some AV or Kelly/Rico like everyone.

  22. Cube
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    This week will definitely be a low scoring gameweek.

    1. iL PiStOlErO
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Not necessarily.

    2. NABIL - Gettin' Siggy …
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      No way

  23. james 101
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    GTG / anything you’d change?

    Eg play Aurier over Kelly?

    Hendo
    Lunds Kelly Rico
    KDB Son Alli Grealish
    Vardy Abraham Rashford

    (Button.. Mane. Aurier. Soyu).

    1. james 101
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Thanks and good luck!)

    2. iL PiStOlErO
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Yes and whats the reason for Mane first on the bench?

  24. #FPLBhuna
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Taken a -12 🙂

    OUT: Salah, Trent, Vardy, Wickham, Mousset
    IN: Kane, Rashford, Martial, Vertonghen, Jota

    OR: 69k (now about 115k)

    1. iL PiStOlErO
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Why oh why?

      1. #FPLBhuna
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Because why not, created a nice buffer last gameweek with a good score, and the players I'm bringing in could do bits over the next few weeks

        I can hold next gameweek and bring vardy back for west ham if I want to (only had 0.1 profit made in him anyway)

        1. iL PiStOlErO
          2 months, 5 days ago

          One of the strangest moves I’ve seen. You have good rank and you are overthinking too much, too much imo. I think this is destined to fail but then again I could be wrong. Good luck mate.

          1. #FPLBhuna
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            I guess time will tell pal, essentially just Vardy that can backfire for me this gameweek I feel.

            but should he score let's say that's 6-8 points + 12 point hit + mousset's 2 points, about 21 points I need to hit from Martial, Rashford, Kane, Jota, Vertonghen which i think is quite doable

            1. iL PiStOlErO
              2 months, 5 days ago

              It is for sure. All good players, most of them in form and fix are decent. But the whole structure of the team is changed now. I mean it is crazy cause it is one of the strangest but then again one of the bravest moves I’ve seen. I think your motto is why only play good when I want to win it. Well at least you are not a boring player. Enjoy the gameweek.

              1. #FPLBhuna
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 5 days ago

                Cheers pal you too

    2. lindeg
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 5 days ago

      maverick

      1. #FPLBhuna
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        If it pays off, yeah maybe haha

    3. Bushman
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Mad man

      1. #FPLBhuna
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Can't disagree with that

    4. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Losing Wickham is going to cost you 🙂

      1. #FPLBhuna
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        LOL

      2. iL PiStOlErO
        2 months, 5 days ago

        This, lol. Wickham game.

    5. The Mighty Hippo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Nice moves. You've got 'nads the size of boulders to make them though!

  25. Bocaginge
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Anyone think that Pulisic to Richarlison looks good?

    1. trinzoo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      It looks good, for free it looks very, very good!

    2. Boz
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Richa 4YCs so risky...

  26. camarozz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    When does yc count reset?

    Thanks

    1. trinzoo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      After 19 matches played.

  27. trinzoo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Ramsdale in goal, play:
    A) Rico (double up)
    B) Kelly

  28. kysersosa
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    This season Essential players:

    FWD - Vardy
    MID - KDB
    DEF - Lundstram

    Though there definitely seems to be month to month change in essential additional midfielders (Son or Ali) and forwards (eg Rash, Tammy or Jimenez), it seems that we don’t have such essential defenders at any one time. Currently Aurier has emerged as being popular but doesn’t seem that not owning him will be too damaging, Liverpool defenders haven’t really been consistent enough to be considered essential. Feels like in previous seasons we had defenders that were a lot more reliable, that we could set and forget - TAA, Baines/Digne, Doherty, otamendi, Laporte, AWB, Alonso.

    Anyone else feel it’s the most unsettled/inconsistent position at the moment?

  29. THFC4LIFE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Does your rank effect what players you bring into your team?

    For example I’m at 450k and not sure wether to get KDB or Alli...

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

      Shouldn't do.

  30. Pep Pig
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    I have a hunch that GW18 could see a defender being the highest scoring player come Sunday Evening. For anyone interested, **6 of the 17 weeks so far have produced just that.

    GW1 Sterling 20pts
    GW2 Pukki 17pts
    GW3 Salah 15pts
    GW4 Vardy 16pts
    GW5 Son 16pts
    GW6 B Silva 19pts
    **GW7 Doherty 15pts
    GW8 Traore 16pts
    **GW9 Alonso 14pts
    GW10 Perez 20pts
    **GW11 Lundstram 21pts
    **GW12 Tarkowski 12pts
    **GW13 Tarkowski 17pts
    **GW14 VVD 17pts
    GW15 Mane 15pts
    GW16 Kane 16pts
    GW17 KDB 19pts

    Many of us have or are considering moving on a Liverpool defender this week. I had several possible replacements for Robbo (I also own TAA and Salah) I narrowed it down to Dunk and Tarkowski.

    Dunk 4.7m and 13% ownership
    Tarkowski 5.1m and 4.2% ownership

    Looking at the stats it was clear that I actually wanted Tarkowski and he could well make the above list for a 3rd time. Dunk missed GW13 through suspension so Tarks has racked up an extra 90 mins this season not missing a minute's play as yet.
    Both have racked up 2 assists each and Dunk has scored 2 goals to Tarks 1. (Not quite sure how many more direct free kicks Dunk will score in his career) In fact, Tarks has the highest totals of the 2 when it comes to clean sheets, goal attempts, minutes per chance and penalty box touches.

    Burnley have a horrible run of fixures from GW20-25, but for me, this punt is possibly only for 1-2 GWs.
    I think I may just bite the bullet with this one. Any opinions more than welcome

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Lundy could be in for megahaul?