Scout Notes

Ings, Grealish and Lundstram reward owners as Richarlison blanks

Danny Ings (£6.4m), Jack Grealish (£6.2m) and John Lundstram (£5.2m) were among the standout FPL assets on show over four Gameweek 18 clashes, while Richarlison (£7.9m) disappointed his new clutch of owners.

Their exploits are among our Scout Notes from Everton, Southampton, Sheffield United and Burnley’s latest matches.

EVERTON 0-0 ARSENAL

Scout Notes round-up 1
Alex Iwobi’s injury could potentially affect Richarlison’s position

Richarlison owners were disappointed early on in this drab game as the Brazilian was forced to move from centre-forward to left midfield after 10 minutes.

An injury to Alex Iwobi (£5.6m) saw Cenk Tosun (£5.7m) introduced to partner Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£5.7m) in Duncan Ferguson’s 4-4-2 formation.

Arsenal managed just one off-target effort in the first half but Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£10.8m) came closest to opening the scoring after the restart.

His close-range attempt, which came after Calum Chambers (£4.4m) flicked on a corner, was stopped on the line by Jordan Pickford (£5.4m). Considering Aubameyang’s proximity to goal and the sun in his eyes, the England keeper did well to deny the Arsenal forward.

Moments later, Emile Smith-Rowe (unlisted) found Aubameyang in the box but a tame effort was easily gathered by Pickford. Those early efforts were the best the Gabon striker could manage before his 78th-minute substitution for Alexandre Lacazette (£9.3m).

At the other end, Richarlison created a good chance for Calvert-Lewin in the 67th minute but the forward’s shot was bravely blocked by Lucas Torreira (£4.7m).

Chambers was the first player to fall off the suspension tightrope in Gameweek 18, with his late yellow-card tackle on Mason Holgate (£4.4m) ruling the Arsenal man out of Gameweek 19.

Speaking after the game, outgoing Toffees caretaker boss Duncan Ferguson said:

It wasn’t the best game but it’s a point and we kept a clean sheet, which we’ve not had in a long while. It was a struggle out there but I can’t fault the effort again.

[Carlo Ancelotti] is a brilliant appointment. I’ve said all along we want a world class manager at Everton – and we’ve got one. I’ve had a word with me and I’m still in a job! I can’t wait to start working with him.

Ferguson’s fellow interim manager Freddie Ljungberg had this to say on his last game in temporary charge, a positive take considering how poor the Gunners were in the opening half.

I wanted to win the game but we’ve taken strides. I want to keep possession and we played through them quite well. I liked that we dominated with a young side.

I think we have a lot of talent but from what I said before against [Manchester] City, I wasn’t happy with the effort we put in. We played a top team and of course they’re very good, but you still need to run and you need to put in an effort.

What I put on here today, I know they’re young and don’t have any experience – some even made their Premier League debuts and we had an 18-year-old [Bukayo Saka] at left-back who’s a winger – but they did really, really well and dominated a game against Everton away from home. We, as a club, should be very proud of that.

Asked about Mesut Ozil (£7.2m) – who officially missed out with a foot injury – Ljungberg stated that the midfielder would have been left out of the squad even if he had been fit.

He [Ozil] walked off the pitch [in the Man City game] and then kicked his gloves. The fans were not happy. I got asked about it and said, ‘At Arsenal, that’s not how we behave and not what we do’.

I stand by that. Mesut was injured but I would not have picked him for the squad because I want to make a stance that it’s not what I accept from an Arsenal football player. That’s my decision. I won’t make the decisions again but that’s what I think.

Everton XI (4-4-2): Pickford; Digne, Mina, Holgate, Sidibe; Iwobi (Tosun 11′ | Kean 80′), Delph (Delph 72′), Sigurdsson, Davies; Richarlison, Calvert-Lewin.

Arsenal XI (4-2-3-1): Leno; Saka, David Luiz, Chambers, Maitland-Niles; Xhaka, Torreira; Martinelli, Smith-Rowe (Willock 66′), Nelson; Aubameyang (Lacazette 78′).

ASTON VILLA 1-3 SOUTHAMPTON

Ings, Grealish and Lundstram reward owners as Richarlison blanks
Grealish’s rasper hits the top corner

The Fantasy stock of Jack Grealish (£6.2m) and in particular Danny Ings (£6.4m) rose once more at Villa Park on Saturday afternoon.

Ings grabbed the first of his two goals after 21 minutes, with Shane Long (£4.6m) doing the hard work for Southampton.

The Irishman robbed Frederic Guilbert (£4.4m) of the ball before seeing his effort parried by Tom Heaton (£4.5m), which left Ings the simple task of tapping in.

Long then saw his header, from a Ryan Bertrand (£4.8m) cross, hit off Kortney Hause (£4.4m) before being claimed on the line by Heaton.

Southampton doubled their lead through Jack Stephens (£4.3m), who headed home unchallenged from a James Ward-Prowse (£5.9m) corner.

Dean Smith is under no illusions as to where the Villans must improve, while FPL bosses may be slow to invest in players such as Guilbert and Matt Targett (£4.4m) despite a relatively decent run of fixtures.

The Villa manager, who was again without first-choice central defender Tyrone Mings (£4.5m), said:

We all have to take responsibility. Defensively we have to be better and we have to improve quickly.

If you give away a three-goal lead in any league, it’s tough, but in the Premier League it’s tougher. They won the second balls, and that’s what disappointed me today.

We lose a race against [Shane] Long and we give away a free header. We started quite well but after the first goal, you see heads drop.

Ings doubled his tally minutes after the restart, pouncing on a loose ball in the box to turn and fire past Heaton in the top right-hand corner from an acute angle. That was the striker’s 11th goal of the season, seven of which have been scored since Gameweek 12.

Grealish rocketed a shot past Alex McCarthy (£4.3m) in the 76th minute to lift Villa. While it was too little, too late for his side, owners and potential investors will have been impressed.

The midfielder avoided a fifth yellow of the season, while he twice tested McCarthy from inside the area in added time.

On the early leg injury sustained by John McGinn (£5.7m), Smith added:

He’s gone for an x-ray but it doesn’t look good. We’ll wait and see.

Post-match, Saints chief Ralph Hasenhuttl remarked:

It was important. We knew this before the game and I think it was a deserved win for us. We were the better team today, played some good football and scored good goals, and not only good football but also better defending.

It was really committed and in the end it was hard work but when you get three points for it, you like to do it. The performance in away games is absolutely okay and we must also say that in the home games, we have to have a better atmosphere.

Aston Villa XI (4-3-3): Heaton; Targett, Engels, Hause, Guilbert; McGinn (Nakamba 8′), Douglas Luiz, Hourihane (Kodjia 56′); Grealish, Wesley, El Ghazi (Trézéguet 68′).

Southampton XI (4-4-2): McCarthy; Bertrand, Bednarek, J Stephens, Cedric; Redmond, Hojbjerg, Ward-Prowse, Armstrong (Romeu 76′); S Long (Obafemi 82′), Ings (Adams 87′).

BRIGHTON 0-1 SHEFFIELD UNITED

John Lundstram (£5.2m) picked up another clean sheet for his 49.7% ownership at the Amex Stadium on Saturday, while Dean Henderson (£4.8m) owners will have rejoiced after the stopper was awarded the assist for Oliver McBurnie‘s (£5.7m) winner.

The Blades had the ball in Brighton’s net after eight minutes but John Egan (£4.5m) unluckily saw his header ruled out for handball. That was much to the relief of Seagulls keeper Mat Ryan (£4.8m), who came for a corner but swiped at thin air to allow Egan an open goal.

Brighton were the next to see a strike ruled out in the 19th minute. Henderson made a good save from a rasping Aaron Mooy (£4.8m) shot, which rebounded into the path of Martin Montoya (£4.5m). His cross was tapped in by Neal Maupay (£5.8m) but the defender was offside from Mooy’s initial effort.

Five minutes later, McBurnie gave United the lead with a great solo effort. After winning Henderson’s long ball against Adam Webster (£4.4m), the striker raced beyond Lewis Dunk (£4.7m) before firing past Ryan via the near post.

Scout Notes round-up 4
McBurnie wins Henderson’s long pass before going on to score

Webster redeemed himself soon after by ushering Lundstram off the ball in the Brighton box, after the FPL defender was played in by David McGoldrick (£5.4m).

The Ireland striker missed yet another big chance after the interval. He capitalised on Webster’s dallying to rob the ball before rounding Ryan, only to see his effort go the wrong side of the keeper’s near post.

Disallowed goals were the theme of this clash, with Jack O’Connell (£4.6m) the next to see one chalked off. The defender tapped in at the second time of asking after Ryan couldn’t hold the first effort but O’Connell was offside from Egan’s header after a 55th-minute free-kick.

Aaron Connolly (£4.6m) – who was brought on alongside Glenn Murray (£5.5m) at half time in place of Leandro Trossard (£5.8m) and Pascal Groß (£6.4m) – tested Henderson with a fine effort on 77 minutes.

McBurnie’s replacement Lys Mousset (£5.1m) matched Connolly at the other end as he tested Ryan from inside the box.

McGoldrick then had another chance to open his Premier League account but his lob found the top of Ryan’s goal, as Chris Wilder’s troops had to settle for just one goal in GW18.

The Blades boss was full of praise for his side after the match, however, saying:

We are a tough team to play against and we’ll take the result. The structure of the team was great. I’ve just got an incredible group of players at the football club.

We weren’t at our best today. We suffered the disappointment of those [VAR] decisions going against us, and rightly so, but I think we created the best chances in the game. We’ve got a bit [about] us, under the shirt. We’ve got to tough it out at times and we did that today.

I just had a hunch [about McBurnie] from what I’ve seen of him in the week. I just think it was the right time for him to go in. It’s a great goal. We hope to make our mark in the division. The players are all enjoying it and stepping up to the challenge. The table doesn’t lie but we’ve achieved nothing yet.

In another plus for FPL bosses, Lundstram also avoided his fifth yellow of the season. Both the defender and Grealish have one more match to get through before the booking threshold increases (for clubs that have played 19 matches) following Gameweek 19.

Brighton boss Graham Potter knew his side were second best against the Blades, as he admitted post-match:

We weren’t good but credit to the opposition. In the first half in particular they were better at what they do than we were. It was a poor goal to concede. We needed to deal with it better. 

It was a game of not many chances, but we just didn’t play well – and we have to look at ourselves for that. We’re not the only team who has found it difficult to play against Sheffield United at home.  

We didn’t find the space we needed and they deserved to win but there are things we can learn from the game and do better which we’ll have to do.

On his early changes, Potter added:

We had to change the dynamic of the game at half time. In the second half we huffed and puffed and there was better pressure from us but not enough in terms of chances created. The challenge was to find a way through and we couldn’t.

Brighton XI (4-3-3): Ryan; Burn, Webster, Dunk, Montoya (Bissouma 56′); D Stephens, Pröpper, Mooy; Trossard (Connolly 46′), Maupay, Groß (Murray 46′).

Sheffield United XI (3-5-2): Henderson; O’Connell, Egan, Basham; Stevens, L Freeman (Osborn 53′), Norwood (Bešić 82′), Lundstram, Baldock; McBurnie (Mousset 63′), McGoldrick.

BOURNEMOUTH 0-1 BURNLEY

A late Jay Rodriguez (£5.7m) header was the first and only shot on target at a rain-soaked Vitality Stadium.

On the goal, which was confirmed after a VAR review for handball, Sean Dyche said:

What a header that is from Jay Rod, because we just couldn’t find that spark. We’ve moved a long way from last season and the feel and demand of the group is there for all to see.

Scout Notes round-up 3
Rodriguez scores late on for Burnley

The Clarets boss also acknowledged that the game itself left a lot to be desired.

It was a poor game, but it’s hard in this league to play consistently and win, so we’ll take it. We didn’t get a foothold at all with the ball but we stayed resolute and found the good moment at the end. – Sean Dyche

Popular budget defender Diego Rico (£4.4m) picked up his fifth yellow card of the season in an ill-tempered affair. That booking rules the Cherries defender out of Gameweek 19 through suspension, with Eddie Howe’s side welcoming Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal to the south coast.

Owners will have been disappointed by Bournemouth’s late concession but Rico’s booking and absence of attacking returns mean the defender would not have come into bonus-point territory with a clean sheet.

Callum Wilson (£7.4m) was brought on at half time to mark his return from injury but failed to test Nick Pope (£4.7m), who earned his seventh clean sheet of the campaign.

Bournemouth XI (4-5-1): Ramsdale; Rico, Mepham, Francis, Stacey; Fraser, Billing (Solanke 86′), Lerma, Gosling, L Cook (C Wilson 46′); King.

Burnley XI (4-4-2): Pope; C Taylor, Mee, Tarkowski, Bardsley; McNeil (Brady 82′), Westwood, Cork, Hendrick (Lennon 65′); A Barnes (Rodriguez 75′), Wood.

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1,988 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Niho992
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Thinking to do Jimenez to Wilson in GW 20...

    Bournemouth have great fixtures and i have gut thats time for Wilson to haul few GWs...

    1. Jeanz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      I’m also tempted. How did he look when he came on?

      1. Niho992
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 14 days ago

        didnt watch game, but im looking for differential cause i'm chasing..

    2. JamieNumber4
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 14 days ago

      I don’t think you can do this after your last post

      1. Niho992
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 14 days ago

        why not ? 😀

  2. Sarri, not Sarri
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Intitial WC draft, 3.1 ITB to bring Mane or Salah back

    Ryan, Button
    Mendy, Aurier, Lundstram, Targett, Soy
    Cantwell, Son, Alli, Richarlison, KDB
    Ings, Vardy, Rashford

    1. zdrojo187
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      7/10

  3. Manani
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    maddison > grealish?

    I held off last week, surely it make even less sense to do it now?

    1. osceola31909
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      I wouldn’t. From GW 20, Leicester have good fixtures.

  4. FF Dirtbag
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Either of these worth a hit?

    A) TAA and pulisic to Aurier and KDB
    B) Soyuncu and pulisic to 4.2m def and KDB?

  5. Jeanz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Henderson
    Aurier Kelly Lundstram
    Mane Son Alli KDB
    Rashford Vardy Jimenez

    Button Soyuncu Rico Elneny

    1FT and 1.5itb

    A) Save
    B) Jimenez to Abraham/Wilson

    1. Ole Trafford
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Save for now anyway

    2. Zico Senna
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Pretty much the same team there we have matey, could easily save there, but Tammy a very favourable fixture next, i'd mayeb do the swap.

      1. Zico Senna
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        maybe*

  6. Zico Senna
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Just a quick question guys, why are people, or maybe yourself, favouring Salah now over the very consistent and just as powerful Mane?
    Is this just recency bias? Doesn't this go back to the beginning of the season of where one does well and the one we chosen doesn't etc?

    Personally i am planning to have both possibly by next GW or the GW after, mainly becasue i'm chasing like a madman, but just curious as to why this is. Opinions most welcome 🙂

    1. Niho992
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 14 days ago

      i think it's too much to have both in next 4-5 GWs. One is enough and then bring other in DGW24.

      1. Zico Senna
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        I suppose, but again it's favouring one over the other which is what i'm wondering. Like i say though, season is equivalent to a burny rubble of ash, so hoping to revive and have both, think pool will still do amazing over these fixtures.

      2. DOG GOD IT - KEANE 15
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Is there a DGW24?

    2. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Suspect part of it is ownership in top 10k. Last time out it was something like

      Mane 85%
      Mo 12 %

      He’s a powerful differential

      1. Zico Senna
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        That's a good as reason as any i guess, risk on both sides respecitvely, but yes a very powerful differential, par tof why i plan to have both, i have a hell of a mountain to climb the best i can 🙂

    3. Bossworld
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Going to have both by GW20. If it doesn't work out it's then very easy to use 2 transfers in a future gameweek to whoever is flavour of the week

      1. Zico Senna
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        noice! Me too, not so much forced into it because of rank and ML, but becasue i simply i want both 🙂 Very easy downgrade as well if it doesn't work out like you say.

    4. All about the galacticos
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      when people got mane at 11.5 vs salah 12.5, he was better value
      At the same price, as salah has penalties he edges it slightly

      1. Zico Senna
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Penalties certainly a contributing factor to consider for sure, another sensible reason.

      2. baps sniffer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Yes, and Salah is in form now after his ankle problems. He also passes the eye test. So does Mane though. Yet, historically Salah has been more explosive, so perhaps higher roof theory. It is a coin toss between them imo. Yet due to current prices and ownership Salah has more "monetary potential".

        1. Zico Senna
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Yep good arguements there, he really does look like he's shaken off the niggles. Granted, these were games against Bou and Wat, but ya know when you can just tell, it is obvious he's sharp again.

    5. Hot Toddy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Proven to be the better pick over a considerable amount of time. Lower owned. Injury free and finding form.

      1. Zico Senna
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Yep agreee with all these, well that's my question satisfied then hehe, still though, gonna have both, greedy and chasing a pack that has basically lapped me haha.

        1. Hot Toddy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Had both since gw12 myself. They haven't really let me down as yet. Unfortunate with the injury though mind you.

          1. Zico Senna
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            Me too, had them both along with KDB for the longest period, but....then you can guess what happened, before i knew it i was left with just Mane, so now i'm correcting mistakes, but kind of also using that to my advantage in ML as nobody has or probably will have both.

    6. noquarternt
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      He’s playing upfront at times again, pens. Also lower ownership. Both are amazing of course.

      1. Zico Senna
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Thanks man, aiming to have doubled up by next GW or the one after

    7. GreennRed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Probably is recency bias but was carrying an injury for a lot of games. Looked very sharp v Monterrey, kess so but still good v Flamengo. Part of me wonders if the climate helped him. Still I'm considering Kane and Zaha to Ings and Salah, prob will late on Christmas Day.

  7. pingissimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Will we be getting pressers before Boxing Day matches?

  8. The Royal Robin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Is it time to offload Maddison?

    1. waldo666
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Yes

    2. Hot Toddy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 14 days ago

      No

    3. Ohh1454
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Thinking of getting rid

    4. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      No

    5. All about the galacticos
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      no

    6. Lindelol
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 14 days ago

      for whom?

  9. Ohh1454
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Thoughts on Maddison and pereria to Aurier and Alli for free ?

    1. All about the galacticos
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      good for the short to medium term. can switch back (if you can afford it) when fixtures turn

      1. Manani
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        which is in 1 week time

        1. All about the galacticos
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          spurs fixtures don't look too bad?

    2. ryacoo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Leic fix still look good after LIV to be fair, so not sure

    3. waldo666
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Decent

  10. AYLD28
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Playing a dead team in the cup that has no playing GK, Salah and Mane but auto captained Vardy and has Saiss coming off the bench hahaha

    Me: 34 v him: 45 (with Saiss points)

    To play,

    Me: Aurier, Son, Ali, Rashford (c)
    Him: Abraham, Greenwood (off the bench)

    Reckon it’ll be tight?

    1. Hot Toddy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Obvious win unless something disastrous happens.

    2. Tsparkes10
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Nah, you'll be fine

      1. DOG GOD IT - KEANE 15
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        A 1-0 Chelsea win with Abraham scoring, and Greenwood to come off the bench and score ... Might be trouble 🙂

    3. noquarternt
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Would rather points on the board but think youre looking good

  11. The Royal Robin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    £3m ITB, would you any of the following moves or roll the transfer?

    A) Maddison > Son
    B) Ayew > Ings

    Guaita
    Kelly Lundstram Robbo
    Mane Cantwell Maddison Alli KDB
    Vardy Rashford

    Pope Ayew Soyuncu Rico

    1. All about the galacticos
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      A

    2. ryacoo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Roll

    3. Ole Trafford
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Both moves look good. Reevaluate after tomorrow I reckon

      1. The Royal Robin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Obviously if I do A I'd have to bench someone which is a further headache too.

        1. The Royal Robin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          B*

          1. Ole Trafford
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            You’d have to choose between Cantwell and Maddison yeah

  12. ryacoo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Which of these would you start next GW:

    A) Maddison (LIV)
    B) Cantwell (avl)

    1. Tsparkes10
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 14 days ago

      B

    2. The Royal Robin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      B

    3. Hits from the Bong
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 14 days ago

      B

  13. Tsparkes10
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Earlyyy but save?? 1FT 1.0m itb

    Hendo
    Lund Kelly Aurier
    Son Alli Grealish KDB Mane
    Vardy Mousset
    (Martin, Jota, Perreira, Kelly)

    1. waldo666
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Don't like the Kelly double up 😉

      1. Tsparkes10
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Oops. Rico on the bench

    2. ryacoo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Save if you think Mousset starts/does well

      1. Tsparkes10
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Yup, last game though 🙂

  14. Zico Senna
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Can't wait to see pulisic's hat trick tomorrow becasue i sold him hehe.

    1. baps sniffer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Brace tomorrow, hattie vs Southampton 😉 Don't try to jinx it.

      1. Zico Senna
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        I wouldn't bet anything against it happening, story of my season so far haha!

    2. Hot Toddy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Yes please 🙂

  15. Hits from the Bong
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 14 days ago

    My plan is to give Alli 2 more weeks and then upgrade him to Salah, while TAA becomes fodder. Does this sound good, or nah?

    Guaita Button
    TAA Soyuncu Lundstram Kelly Rico
    Mane KDB Son Alli Dendonker
    Vardy Abraham Ings

    1. ryacoo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      If you held saw, I'd just keep him now - you'll want him for Liverpool's DGW surely?

      1. ryacoo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        saw = TAA

    2. Major League Shocker
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 14 days ago

      I think I would prefer the Spurs double over the Liverpool mid double until near the end of January. Spurs have BHA nor sou LIV wat NOR through GW24. I have already dropped TAA though.

      I would want double Spurs for that whole run except maybe the last one if Liverpool have a DGW then.

  16. SAY MY NAME
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    not sure what to do with this lot? 2FT 1.0 ITB

    like the idea of Salah+Mane double up at some point, happy enough with team for this week, do i just burn an FT?

    Pope
    Kelly/TAA/Lundstram
    Mane/KDB/Son/Alli/Zaha
    Ings/Vardy

    McGovern/Perreira/Connolly/Rico

    1. noquarternt
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Keepers?

      1. SAY MY NAME
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        yeah that might be the move, cheers

        what do you think of TAA + Robbo double up now, too early or worth a punt?

        1. noquarternt
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Not v Leicester, think we’re still in rotation territory as well

          1. SAY MY NAME
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            cheers NQ, appreciate your feedback

  17. Niho992
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Does anyone remember did Sterling get rest last year in this time ?
    I have him but i dont know will he start next two. He plays vs Wol and Sheffield in 48 hours..

    1. SAY MY NAME
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      i don't remember but i would guess he would have reduced minutes in one of the next 3 games at least

      1. Niho992
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 14 days ago

        just checked, he didnt rest, but they have more days to rest last year

  18. Quackadoodz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Ryan (Button)
    TAA, Aurier, Lund (Rico, Kelly)
    Alli, KDB, Mane, Son (Dendoncker)
    Tammy, Rashford, Vardy

    2FT, 0.1ITB

    Don’t really see an obvious move here. If SOT fixtures were good, Ings for Tammy would be a no brainer. However as things stand, I might just burn 1FT.

    Thoughts guys?

    1. noquarternt
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Keepers?

  19. FPL Virgin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    I'm on exactly the same wavelength as Mark. I'm almost his equal.

    https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/comment/21368225

    1. JamieNumber4
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Who is Mark?

      1. Niho992
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Twain.

        1. JamieNumber4
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Dead 119 years

          1. JamieNumber4
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            3 months, 14 days ago

            *109

            1. Niho992
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 14 days ago

              like the fact you didnt know who is Mark Twain so you had to check google

              1. JamieNumber4
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                3 months, 14 days ago

                You didn’t know who the top 6 were. Sit down.

                1. Niho992
                  • 1 Year
                  3 months, 14 days ago

                  at least i didnt google it

                  1. JamieNumber4
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    3 months, 14 days ago

                    Yawn

      2. noquarternt
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Wow

    2. Hot Toddy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Sad

  20. Niho992
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 14 days ago

    YC are deleting after next GW ?

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Not deleted but threshold increased after GW19

      1. Niho992
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 14 days ago

        yea, thats what i tought. I have 5 players with 4 YC...

        Imagine them all get fifth YC this GW lol

    2. JamieNumber4
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 14 days ago

      No

      1. JamieNumber4
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 14 days ago

        (You should try Google)

        1. Niho992
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 14 days ago

          #attentionwhore detected

          1. JamieNumber4
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            3 months, 14 days ago

            Haha don’t be a smartass and then start crying when you get the same response

            1. Niho992
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 14 days ago

              i'm not, just joking. Chill out

              1. JamieNumber4
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                3 months, 14 days ago

                Very chilled 🙂

  21. Don Kloppeone
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Is considering TAA, Maddison > Kelly, KDB (-4) madness if it gave me this team?

    Guaita, McGovern
    Lunds, Soy, Willems, Kelly, Rico
    Mané, Son, Alli, KDB, Grealish
    Vardy, Tammy, Ings

    1. Printing Mane
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Bench headache

      1. pablo discobar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Bench headache wont be a problem till gw22. Rotation all over the place till then

        1. Don Kloppeone
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          This is what I’m thinking of.

          What do you reckon to my proposed move then mate?

      2. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        For GW19 it would be tricky for sure to bench one of Grealish, Ings, Tammy.... but I’m expecting heavy rotation and so it may become a non-issue.

        KDB looks every part the essential player

  22. Garfield1001
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Wildcard still available and struggling to decide when to use it - this week or next week.

    Heaton (Pope)
    Lundstram Kelly VVD (Soyuncu Dunk)
    KDB Alli Son Maddison (Dendoncker)
    Vardy Rashford Jiminez

    Thoughts? Would have 1FT to use if left it to next week.

    1. Niho992
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 14 days ago

      next week, you re fine.

      Jimi to Abraham maybe this GW

    2. noquarternt
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      What changes would you make

    3. Hot Toddy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 14 days ago

      I'd use it for the coming gw for sure.

  23. pablo discobar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Is GW 24 confirmed for pool and west ham?

    1. Niho992
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 14 days ago

      85 % according to Ben Crellin, not confirmed yet

      1. baps sniffer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        That may be a number too big if there are tv rights issues that he hasn't been able to calculate, but we must start to prepare for that possibility. Salah, Mane and TAA looks optimal now imo. Probably also time for TC.

        1. Niho992
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 14 days ago

          yeah, agree. Already have Trent, plan is to bring one of Salah/Mane in next 2 GWS, then the other one in DGW24

  24. Bergkamps second touch
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Is Trent dropping tonight?

    1. Hot Toddy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Y

      1. Hot Toddy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 14 days ago

        *es

        Oops

    2. Optimus.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Yeah, bass

    3. SAY MY NAME
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      looks like it, Mane too

      1. Hot Toddy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Wonderful 🙂

      2. baps sniffer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Salah soon after also.

        1. Hot Toddy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 14 days ago

          😀

    4. Bergkamps second touch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Ok. Was wondering if the threshold reset since the gameweek started today. Might sell then as I'll lose selling value and tough fixtures coming

  25. cnewman7
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    What to do here? 1 FT and 4.8 ITB

    Guaita
    TAA Lund Kelly
    Son KDB Maddison Mount
    Vardy Ings Abraham

    Button Soy McGinn* Rico*

    Was planning to ship out Ings but 2 goals at villa makes it hard to do.
    Also no Alli/Rashford/Liverpool attack/lack of bench options has me worried..

    1. Niho992
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Ings to Rashford looks fine or Mount and McGinn to Salah/Mane and fodder for a hit.

      Maybe Maddison to Liverpool player for free if you can afford

    2. DannyDrinkVodka
        3 months, 14 days ago

        I would either save or upgrade Maddison to Salah

      • SAY MY NAME
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        agree with Niho ref Mount/McGinn to Salah/Mane + fodder (cantwell if you can afford?)

    3. davies
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Any suggestions with 2FT & 1.3ITB?

      Gazza Martin
      TAA Soyuncu Lundstram Rico Kelly
      Mane KDB Son Grealish Cantwell
      Vardy Rashford Abraham

      Cheers.

    4. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Did people really pick guaita over Henderson?

      1. GreennRed
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Prob had Lundstram and didn't want a DD

        1. baps sniffer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Yea, but no risk, no gain 🙂

      2. Optimus.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Obvious baiting obvious

        1. Optimus.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Obvious drunk is obvious also 😀

      3. baps sniffer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Imo yes 🙂

      4. Kepa's at the wheel
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Long term pick. Don't see many Hendo points gw 20-24

    5. Niho992
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 14 days ago

      off topic : Messi finished 2019 with 50 goals. 41 goals less than he did in 2012. Forty one.

      This is just crazy.

      1. GreennRed
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        He's finished. A rich mans Shane Long 😉

      2. SUPER MOKH
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Rafael Hernandez?

      3. noquarternt
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Guess we’re just desensitised now

    6. Kepa's at the wheel
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Thoughts on Sidibe (5.3) as a defensive differential?
      Good fixtures, assist potential, and Italian manager to work on the Toffees defense.

    7. KINGS
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Bench one

      A) Soy (LIV)
      B) TAA (lei)
      C) Kelly (WHU)

      1. SUPER MOKH
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Soy easy

      2. GreennRed
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        A

      3. Major League Shocker
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 14 days ago

        A