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. cnewman7
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Pick one:
    A) Cantwell (avl)
    B) Ings (che)

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

      Both?

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

      I don't think you can bench Ings right now in the kind of form he's in.

      1. POLSKA GOLA
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        I have the same dilemma, have to bench one of Ings, Jimi or Cantwell. Fepends on how CHE defence play tomorrow

    3. Gashead9
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      You would consider benching the 2nd highest goalscorer this season over a Norwich mid?

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

    When will be the first DGW of the season?

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

      Usually after League Cup Final.

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

        before probaby

    2. Hart-ake
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      The Liverpool double game week I guess.

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

        Good shout indeed.

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

    Guys. If you are a Liv def owner, any intention to offload this couple of weeks to free up some funds?

    1. Gashead9
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Depends if you already offloaded a Liv mid or not

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

      Maybe if the likes of Digne hit great form but not to take a lesser player to save money.

    3. Gashead9
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Depends on which Liv def too. Wouldn't get rid of Robbo or TAA,

  4. fish&chips
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    (A) 46 points and Aurier, Son, Ali & Rashford vs
    (B) 45 points with Zouma and Kane(c)

    Which way is this cup tie going?

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

      A to win

    2. Hart-ake
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      A

      1. fish&chips
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Good, because that's me. Haha. I guess I'll be fine unless kane goes mental

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

    Thoughts on Mane > Salah for free?

    Have 2FT & no other pressing issues...

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

      Why?

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

        Similar price and I think Salah will score more moving forward

        Also... I’ve got nothing else to do

        Gazza Martin
        TAA Soyuncu Lund Rico Kelly
        Mane KDB Son Grealish Cantwell
        Vardy Rashford Tammy

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

          I don't have either but hope Salah goes better too, thinking of getting him. But I think he difference between them will be very little.

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

      Do it

    3. Gashead9
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      I sold Salah for Mane 2 weeks ago after holding Salah all season and regretted it. If no pressing issues then go for it if you fancy Salah, but it could be Mane that gets the points next week! Better to just stick with one, the one u think will come out on top by end of season

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

    Best defender options under 5.3? Already have Aurier, Soy and Lundy

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

      Kelly.

  7. Gashead9
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Sheff Utd double up? Unless you have Henderson

    1. Gashead9
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Reply fail to Kepa

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

      Have Hendo. But will probably move him out after next gw

  8. fish&chips
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Cantwell to grealish for a one week punt, yes our no? Will WC next week

    1. Gashead9
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Norwich at home, bang in form, all day long. For free

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

        cantwell just as likely to score when they face each other at villa park.
        Villa cannot defend to save their lives

        1. fish&chips
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Fair point, he just only ever scores points when he's on my bench

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

    bottomed, any thoughts on this team gents?
    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. FourLokoLeipzig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Think I’d do Zaha to Grealish

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

    Tinkering about here. Have Mane and might double up with Salah.

    Those considering same how u planning getting him in?? Large portion of budget on these two?

    1. Trophé Mourinho
        3 months, 14 days ago

        4-4-2 maybe

      • Gashead9
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        I would prob wait until after Leicester game. Pool could be tired after World Club.

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

          They'll be grand. Relaxing under the sun. Two tough games but mighty for morale. Firminho looks to be hitting a nice run of form too. A few cleansheets would be welcome but I think I'll still captain Vardy.

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

        looking at this but maybe in a few weeks, either 442 or 352 with a cheap 5th mid like cantwell who could rotate with cheapies like rico/kelly at the back depending on fixtures

      • Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        No thanks. So expensive. And they don't have the fixtures and rotation is nasty in this period. I expect one of them to be rested every other game. Will maybe consider when fixtures look better starting GW25. I'm happy with just Mane or just Salah for now.

    2. HurriKane
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      If you think you are having a bad season dont give up and take note from Az

      He was ranked 2million in gw11.

      7 gws later he is currently ranked 354k

      Hats off to Az.. One of my favorites on scoutcast the way he talks fpl

      1. Gashead9
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Lot of big guns struggling this year such as Mark and Ronka to name a couple.

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

          And me!!!

          Finished 780th last season. At 450k currently.

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

        Noone ever remembers he who comes in 354k place though

        1. HurriKane
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Behave. He's still in with a shout for top50k. Maybe outside chance of top10

          Would be Remarkable finish considering his position 7 gws ago

          1. HurriKane
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            *top10k

          2. TorresMagic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            Wasn't much better off in GW10.

            1. HurriKane
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 14 days ago

              Come on TM dont be too salty because he leap frogged you in the Mods and Cons league 😉

              1. TorresMagic™
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • Has Moderation Rights
                • 10 Years
                3 months, 14 days ago

                Before autosubs 😉

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

            I'm doing similar but you dont hear me shouting about it 😉

        2. Gashead9
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Noone remembers 2nd either, what's your point?

          1. TorresMagic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            We remember Pool finished 2nd.

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

            Exactly that 😉

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

              Unless you finnish 1st then you are last

      3. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Pity the TC is gone.

        1. HurriKane
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Yh gotta admit he got a little carried away there .

          But who knows our TC in a dgw might not work out either.

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

        True. Up from 1.6m in GW9 to 35k now. So there is hope for sure

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

        Fair play to him. He'll have a top rank in GW38.

        I was 2.75m in GW9, 417K tonight. Not doing loadsa hits, not transferring early, deciding RMT is mainly a pile of shi+e but making my own mistakes. I think the standard of article here has sufferred inversely to the number of articles. Best advice here is from posters.

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

        I don’t know who he is and I don’t really get this whole interest in what other people are doing tbh.

        What I would say is I’ve never in over 10 years of playing been as low as 354k so i don’t think I’ll be taking inspiration from this. Good luck to him though

        1. HurriKane
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Lol Az has top10k finishes in 4 of last 9 seasons. 3 of them were top5k finishes

          Get your facts right before you utter bullsh!t

    3. Gashead9
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Ronka wildcarded and tripled up on Utd. Also brought Ayew in. Has he lost the plot?

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

        Everyone's luck runs out eventually

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

        Dont known who he is but sounds very odd

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

        Yeah seems bizarre. But whatever he does I’m sure there’s a plan.

    4. JasonG123
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Jimenez to Tammy for free?

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

        no. chelsea out of form

    5. james 101
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Which wins?

      A. 21pts and WanB

      B. Rashford (captain) and Tammy

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

        Clearly A

    6. Danno - Emre Canada
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      So just going over my choosing to play Maddison (own Vardy) instead of Cantwell who was playing at home, was the decision wrong? As I had Vardy cover? Was I blinded by the play the most expensive player or just I thought Leicester might score more? Anyone else have this decision this week?

      1. IRBOX ⚽
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Cantwell is rubbish. Maddison is a proven FPL asset this season. One GW shouldn’t cloud your judgement.

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

          Cantwell is not rubbish. He's effectively a second striker for Norwich and he has scored 5 goals so far. That's the same amount as Son, Alli and Maddison.

          And he costs 4.7m.

          1. IRBOX ⚽
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            Wouldn’t start for any other club in the league; rubbish.

            You need to separate footballing ability from FPL returns and his positional play and technique is questionable.

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

              An U21 international. Premier League is a stepup from Championship and Eredivisie. His first PL season. Madisson scored 7 all season in his maiden PL season. Cantwell plays for a poor team, still learning at this level. Doing very well all the same.

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

        No, you played the percentages and things went against what you'd expect. I played Cantwell but if I'd had the option of playing Maddison instead, I probably wouldn't have even considered playing Cantwell myself.

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

          Yeah this

          1. fish&chips
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            I also played Maddison over Cantwell. It's disappointing to see 10 points on your bench but it was still the right call. Maddison has more threat overall and on another week it could have been different

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

              Yeh it’s just a bad beat. Can’t see the future and remember you made your decision with a clear head before hand.

    7. seewhyaxe
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Best 1 week punt for gw19?

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

      What's the wildcard template for all you remainers?

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Pretty obvious isn't it.

    9. IRBOX ⚽
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Ings is one player I can’t get excited about. Only scores tap ins and scrappy goals which doesn’t justify the FPL returns

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        The gift that keeps on giving. Got on a bit late but can't complain.

      2. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Scrappy goals and tap ins justify FPL returns.

        1. IRBOX ⚽
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Unsustainable I think is the point I’m alluding to. Southampton are awful also. He has done incredibly well given his previous injury record though. Kudos to those who jumped on

          1. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            He's a good finisher. I doubted he'd get the chances but somehow he's getting them and putting them away well. I might bring him in for GW25 if he doesn't break down by then.

      3. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Sounds like a cheap Sterling.

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

          ‘Xacty this

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

        It's called a goalscorer's instinct, quite an important part of the game of football.

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

        Sounds like Kane.

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

        Laughable comment. They all count.

        1. IRBOX ⚽
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          My point is his returns are unsustainable given the modality of scoring. No need to be a d**k

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

            Ignore him mate. Think he’s had a drink

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

            Who are you to decide what justifies FPL returns?

            The rules are clearly set out and Ings is fulfilling the criteria for returns.

            If Aguero/KDB scores 2 scrappy toe poke tap ins, are the points justified?

            It might be unsustainable or you might not like it from an aesthetic point of view, but the points are deserved for what has occurred.

            Not trying to wind you up, but to make you think before posting. No offence intended.

            1. IRBOX ⚽
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 14 days ago

              Your interpretation is not the intended argument.

              1. HurriKane
                • 7 Years
                3 months, 14 days ago

                Whatever helps you sleep at night

                1. HurriKane
                  • 7 Years
                  3 months, 14 days ago

                  Ings owners chilling as Form, stats and eye test back him up.

                  Not to forget he's fixture proof.

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

                Sorry for the tone then, it’s how it reads.

                Yeah Southampton aren’t good at crafting lovely chances, but if the ball is pumped into the box enough, I think Ings is very good at just getting the ball and poaching it in.

                Southampton seem to know this and at the moment are just getting the ball into the box however they can and hope Ings can get it over the line.

          3. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            Why am I getting an unmistakeable sense of deja vu here?

            Irbox: https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/2019/10/16/which-fpl-defenders-are-the-most-attacking-in-2019-20-so-far-2/?hc_page=5&hc_sort_by=comment_date#hc_comment_21012968

            Vardy: Scores one billion goals

            Irbox: This is fine

            1. JackJack
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 14 days ago

              Yikes.

      7. HurriKane
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Saying his goal scoring is a fluke and his luck will run out is pure negligence. Ings is getting into dangerous goalscoring positions and is the focal point of attack (talismann)

        He is fpl gold when fit backed up by previous seasons. Whenever he plays he gets a fair amount of goals. Clinical striker

      8. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        I’d get him in a heartbeat if I knew he’d stay fit - had him last season, and was in my GW1 team but got rid on early WC due to fitness

        Phenomenal FPL player who’s always outperformed his price when he’s been fit enough to play

        Klopp saw this & that was why he signed him for Liverpool

        You’ve had a mare again here Irbox, in fairness

    10. popcoin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Is a Liverpool mid essential for GW's 20 & 21? Two home games, high ceiling.

      I'm going to go with 3 out of these 4: KdB, Salah, Alli and Son.

      Spurs have two juicy fixtures (nor, sou) and KdB two at home. Could they suffice without Mane/Salah?

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

        Think the community will be split. Big increases/losses based on which way the results go.

        What about Mane Salah KDB Allí Son midfield? 😀

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

          Wouldn’t that be nice!
          My ML rival somehow has enough team value for KdB Mane Alli Son. I’ve missed too many rises for that!

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

            Yeah that’s a beautiful mid, must be some huge TV

          2. james 101
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            I have that mid. Plus grealish

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

              Nice

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

            I'll have this midfield from GW19 and my TV is not super high. But I have no defenders above Lund at 5.2.

        2. That TV angle at Highbury
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          That’s exactly the mid I have

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

      What to do with Gazza?

      Keep or sell?

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

        Good question and one of which I am debating for WC. Got him in for Ryan when I needed to burn a transfer then instantly regretted it.

        Feeling like I will need the 0.3 so will most likely keep now.

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

          Think I’ll give him the next 3 (BHA, nor, sou) then sell before LIV

          Possibly for Fabianski (4.9) if their DGW is confirmed...

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

          I think no brainer on wildcard to sell but depends on your priorities and cash position

    12. rainy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Price Changes - 22nd December 2019

      🔺  De Bruyne (10.4)

      🔻  Lowton (4.3), Hudson-Odoi (5.4), Pickford (5.3), Alexander-Arnold (7.2), Firmino (9.2), Stearman (3.9), André Gomes (5.2), Adams (5.3)

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

        If CHO ever becomes nailed...

      2. IRBOX ⚽
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        No Mane drop? The manipulation is real

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

          Yep was sure the drop was coming
          Where are all the kdb risers coming from? Surely Liverpool mids

        2. Railwayman
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          And the situation with Tammy keeps being funny. Last time when he dropped 0.1 in price, he was sold by almost 1.5 million teams. Now he dropped after just 136K sales hahahhaaa
          FPL really ruining the game a bit with this sort of stuff...

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

        Cheers 🙂 TAA out for me so let's see how that pans out

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

        Cheers Rainy.

      5. G-Whizz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        1-1

        Cheers Rainy!

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

        Thank you Rainy

      7. NABIL - Gettin' Siggy …
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Cheers rainy 0-1

        You guys have been warned

      8. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        KDB should have hauled yesterday and been on his merry way to 11.0

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

        Flippin heck, another Lowton drop! Thought i could wait another day until Spurs play for Aurier

        Doing Ota > Lowton in GW12 has been my worst transfer of the season. Burnley been keeping CS in most of the matches i expected just when Lowton gets dropped

        1. rainy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Good moves at the time. Rough luck with Lowton

      10. Skid Vicious (wonkee)
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Cheers Rainy I swear I must be doing it all wrong. It's been 1-1 or losses for a few days.

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

      https://twitter.com/AnfieldUrchin/status/1208505904972341251?s=19

      Always nice to see something like this.

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

        Almost as good as when we did it hehe

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

          🙂

    14. fgdu
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      haha de bruyne blank, vardy (c), good times

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

        De Bruyne didnt blank

        1. fgdu
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          4 pointer tho

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

            True. Better than 2. But not better than JV 😉

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

        Assist.

      3. JackJack
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Blank?

    15. popcoin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Leicester clean sheets. Once their fixtures swing in GW20, do you think the cleanies will return? Part of me thinks their rhythm may have been knocked.

      1. fgdu
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        well worth keeping a defender imo

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

        Sorry should have said; keeping Soy and Vardy.

        Wondering whether to go Maddison or Schmeicel as 3rd

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

          Yes, I actually may add Evans to those 2

        2. fgdu
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          if you already have a good midfield and have money, you could get an extra def, bit of a punt
          otherwise maddy makes more sense, but maybe better mids at the moment

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

        It’s just one game v City, well worth keeping one I think.

        Double up, maybe?

      4. HurriKane
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Relax. They dont suddenly become like arsenal in defence.

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

          Are you the guy that switched from supporting Utd to supporting Tottenham? If so, would you say Aurier is a better shout than Vert?

          1. HurriKane
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            Get your facts right mate before uttering bullcr@p

            Am a united fan through and through. Got a soft spot for spurs

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

              Lol, Utd and Spurs fan - wow

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

            Haha

      5. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Yes if they keep everyone fit

        No Europe is huge for them

    16. dshv
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Pope
      Kelly baldock lund rico soy
      Sterling grealish alli mane dendo
      Kane vardy tammy

      2 ft what to do ?

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

        Tough, you seen Pope’s fixtures?

    17. james 101
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Who would you rather have for the next few?

      A. Mane

      B. Salah

      1. james 101
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        (Both 12.2m and both with form of 6.4pts)

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

        Salah

        1. james 101
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Interesting why?

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

            He seems to be playing CF atm - Klopp did similar last year too. I wouldn’t expect it to last much longer. There’s not much between Mane and Salah - I’d pick one and stay with them

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

              He won’t stay a CF was only due to rotation to include Shaqiri, when Salah mane Firmino are all playing he’ll be back on the right side as seen in club World Cup

      3. Trophé Mourinho
          3 months, 14 days ago

          yes

          1. james 101
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            Sarah too? Why mate?

        • HurriKane
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Mo Salah looked electric and at his mercurial best against watford.

          Looked fully recovered from ankle injury and now prices are same id opt for Salah if you are to get one in

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

        Still so weird that we're actually 5th, January looks so tough though

        1. iL PiStOlErO
            3 months, 14 days ago

            The whole team is doing a great job, congrats. Wanted to ask you do you think Mousset starts next one?

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

              100%, I'm even tempted to capt tbh. He almost scored a great solo goal today, looks hungry to get a goal again

              1. iL PiStOlErO
                  3 months, 14 days ago

                  Thats great to know. Cheers.

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

                  Not captaining Lundstram?

          • True Deadzoner
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            Magnus Carlsen did TAA --> Mcguire, what does it mean?
            What a waste move

            1. Trophé Mourinho
                3 months, 14 days ago

                needs money?

                1. True Deadzoner
                  • 8 Years
                  3 months, 14 days ago

                  No, other move was Mane to KDB

                2. True Deadzoner
                  • 8 Years
                  3 months, 14 days ago

                  But dont think McGuirre is a good pick at 5.3

                  1. Trophé Mourinho
                      3 months, 14 days ago

                      yea, weird. Maybe he scores tomorrow

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

                  Differential, Man U fixtures look good, they’ve only been conceding like 1 goal per game he’s hoping they can turn that into cs I guess

              • jdp219
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 14 days ago

                Will wait, but what to do with 2FTs and 0.6itb?
                Son would be ideal, but means a hit (and likely dropping Trent)...? Could bring in Rashford to replace Jim or Tammy...? Ings despite those upcoming fixtures?

                Pope, Button
                TAA, Aurier, Lunds (Soy, Rico)
                Mane, KDB, Alli, Grealish (Cantwell)
                Vardy, Tammy, Jimenez

                1. Gashead9
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 14 days ago

                  Wouldn't lose Trent or use him as an enabler for anyone. Ings will surely tail off like Barnes & Pukki did. I would get in Rashford based on form and fixtures

                  1. jdp219
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    3 months, 14 days ago

                    Tammy's performance tomorrow ought to be useful in making a decision. Then again, Southampton is at the Bridge after Spurs.

                    Classic forms vs. fixtures for Jim.

              • Gashead9
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 14 days ago

                Bournemouth have some amazing fixtures coming up, bha, wha, WAT, nor, BRI, AVL. Do you think Harry Wilson is worth a look at? 6 goals in less than 900 mins of football and 2.5% ownership

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

                  Think Grealish is on everyone’s radar at that price point. Harry or Callum could be great differentials...

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

                  Personally I am not going near Bournemouth attack. They scored 0.2 xG today at home to Burnley. And about the same against 10-man Palace a while back.