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

    If you were looking for a cheap (5.0 or less) defender who would you go for now? Have Lundstram, Soy, Rico and Aurier. Guaita in goal, so Kelly would be a double-up

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

      Cathcart or Fernandez

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

        Watford's schedule is okay (not great) - shu, AVL, WOL, bou, TOT. Can see 2 cleanies here at best

        Newcastle's schedule speaks for itself: mun, EVE, LEI, wol, CHE

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

          With that defense, you probably wont need your 5th defender

    2. Wally banter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      its tough, ain't it... no cs predictable this season and liverpool being super expensive, consider otamendi may be?

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

        It's not like their defence is better, lately. After a cleanie ag Villa in GW 10 only Arsenal have not been able to score ag City, which we can obviously discount

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

      Holgate

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

        now that's interesting. Fixtures are good and Anci could improve defence

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

        +1. Good shout.

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

      SHU double up for long term

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

      don't see any problem with double up unless you are starting 4 defenders..Kelly is cheap, nailed and capable of getting cs..

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

      Consider Otamendi (5.0) - good value and nice fixtures for the next six.

      1. bench boost for every gamew…
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Stones back and then i would recommend you watching him defend last night, he will not play again for some time. Just awful, he can´t read the game, he can´t positioned himself properly when defending, and he has no pace to hide his shortcomings. Average at best with the ball but all other options are equally or better than him in that aspect too. Either Stones retains his place or he plays Rodri together with Fernandinho.

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

          Otamendi Is not a great defender but may be a good short-term FPL value punt.

    7. bench boost for every gamew…
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      One that you can play this week as Soy have Pool and Rico suspended, Lundstram have then two tough ones, Kelly got a good one this week, so does Everton so Holgate could be something?

      Holgate with ok fixtures to come bar City, but is easily benched that week, or you can just go for Baldock but SHu gets into a ugly run soon. Newcastle have one decent fixture this week-)

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

        Holgate looks to be good value to GW26 for me.

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

    For gw19. James and Mount to Son and Cantwell?
    For gw 20 Pope to Ramsdale

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

    Play 1:

    A) Mount (SOU)
    B) Maddison (LIV)

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

      Mount

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

    Score Predictions?

    Watford vs Man Utd
    Tottenham vs Chelsea

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

      0-2
      2-1

    2. Wally banter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      1-1 Rashford G
      2-0 Alli brace, son blank
      😀

      1. Whats the Huth
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        I’d take this
        Although a rashford blank would be great

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

      1-3
      2-3

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

      0-2
      3-1

    5. liverpool01
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 14 days ago

      1-1
      2-1

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

      0-1
      2-0

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

        Hopefully
        2-0
        3-0

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

      0-3
      Desmond

    8. rokonto
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      And whataboutu

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

        0-1
        2-1

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

      1-3
      1-1

    10. Don Van Vliet
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      0-3
      3-1

    11. mojoindojo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      1-3 Rashford brace and assist. McTominay goal and 2 assists.
      3-3 Tammy hattrick, Son and Alli sharing all goals and assists. Gazza pen save.

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

      1-2
      5-3

    13. Indpush
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      1-2
      2-1

    14. bench boost for every gamew…
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      First one is easy, 0-0. 2-2 in the other one?

  5. cescpistols111
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Best replacement for McGinn? 2FT, 0.1 ITB.

    Heaton McGovern
    Robbo Lundstram Tomori Kelly Rico
    Mane KDB Alli McGinn Dendoncker
    Vardy Rashford Abraham

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

      Traore/Cantwell with that money

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

      Can you make enough money off Tomori to buy Grealish?

      1. cescpistols111
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Yeah, who can I replace him with? Upto 4.3m unfortunately.

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

          Cathcart? You’ll want to play Robbo, Lundstram and Kelly.

  6. Wally banter
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Need an absolute miracle to go through in cup :/
    Atleast i can fathom i am losing to an active team with 3 top 1000 finishes (including 2, top 200) :O

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

      I'm thrashing a dead team who needs Jorginho to score about 30 points for them to have a chance of winning. I'm loving every second of it.

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

        hehe, enjoy while it lasts 😉

      2. Grand Thibauto
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Don't forget you need Pulisic to score or it's all over for us.

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

      Lost 2 points (78 to 80) last GW to a team with De Gea, Origi and Maitland-Niles starting (OR> 5 mil)

      1. BDA Shadow
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Lost first week after being almost dead even with Son+Alli vs Ryan+Kelly. To think I would lose that... He was around 3m OR to my 30k. Same thing ever year really, don't think I've ever made it past the third week.

    3. bench boost for every gamew…
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      out even before it begun, after stupid cap decision

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

    Henderson
    TAA Lundstram Chilwell
    Son Alli KDB Mount
    Jimenez Vardy Abraham

    Button Dendoncker Soyuncu Rico

    1FT, 2.4itb [have Wildcard]

    What to do here please??

    1. Mount >> Grealish
    2. Jimenez >> Rashford
    3. Son >> Mane / Salah
    4. Other / Save

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

      Save. Team looks swell. You can do a lot more with 2FTs.

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

        He has a wildcard to play, so no point saving.

        How about Chilwell to Aurier or Van Aanholt?

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

          Yep have just thought Leicester def >> to someone like Aurier could be a good shout.

          Nervous about not having any pool attack hence why I’m considering doing Son >> back to Mane

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

            I’ll be in same situation as you, going without Pool attack for GW19 and then getting back for GW20. Leicester away just about hardest attacking fixture, so shouldn’t do too much damage. Son has Brighton at home and is a possible captain candidate.

    2. luk46
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Maybe Soyüncü > Kelly/Aurier and Mount > Grealish/mf with a good fixture

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

        mf??

        Yeah thinking Leicester defender to someone? It’s essentially a one week punt as will play my wildcat the following gameweek

  8. fcsaltyballs
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    If Wildcard is still intact, what date would you lose it for the 2nd Wildcard?

    1. Grand Thibauto
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      You can use the wildcard till gw20, you get a new wildcard starting from gw21, and if your wildcard is still intact then, it will be void

      1. WALOR
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        The first wildcard will be available from the start of the season until Sat 28 Dec 06:30. The second wildcard will be available after this date in readiness for the January transfer window opening and remain available until the end of the season.

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

        Thanks

  9. juanmata8
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Any suggestions for next week? Have enough funds to do one of the below-

    A) Martial > Mane/Salah
    B) Maddison > Mane/Salah

    Current front 8

    Martial Maddy Son KDB Cantwell
    Vardy Rashford Abraham

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

      A looks good

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

    Save?

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

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

      Would start Jota over Mousset

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

        No chance

  11. Stoic
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Start 1
    A) Cantwell ( avl)
    B) TAA ( lei)
    C) Ings (che)
    Starting Kelly Aurier Lund and Zaha

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

      A and Ings over Zaha and Trent over Kelly

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

        You believe palace will struggle against West Ham at home ? I think Kelly CS is nailed. Zaha is erratic. If I bench Zaha, whom would you start TAA or Ings ?

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

          Ings

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

            Cheers

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

          I'm just not sure how that game will end.

          I would start Ings as CHE's defense is poor.

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

            Probably 0-0 😛
            Starting Ings

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

      C
      50/50 in starting zaha and cantwell

  12. Grand Thibauto
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    What to do with Ings? 7 goals in last 7 matches. Faced EVE ars WAT NOR new WHU avl.

    However, only with an xG of 3.83 n those 7 matches, seems like he is outperforming his stats, although interestingly he stands 5th in the xG ranks during this period.

    With che CRY TOT lei WOL cry liv in next 7, after which favorable fixtures for him start again, will you keep or sell? I was dead set on moving to Abraham this week, but having second thoughts now.

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

      one thing i learnt over the yrs is form over fixtures for forwards and mids

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

      Hold till he's breaks down.
      Kind of fixture proof. Good finisher. Cheap as chips

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

        He*

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

      its a keep imo

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

      He's outperforming his stats for a Soton striker in 2019, but he's likely matching the stats he showed that got him his big move. People forget easily that he played for the champions elect, and that it was injury that led to his leaving. He's stayed fit.

      1. Grand Thibauto
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        True, the worry is whether soton will be feeding him enough chances against more solid defenses

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

      Keep, might bench this week

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

        Who are playing instead!

        Have Ings Grealish and Maddison. Last time I benched Maddison he scored. Same with Ings - but at least I got him off the bench 🙂

        Wondering if I bench Grealish if I’ll get the unholy hat trick

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

      Keep

      Palace twice and Sours and Chelsea (in particular) aren’t terrible. I’d back him for returns in a few of those anyway.

      I’d want him back after and don’t see an effective minus 8.

    7. bench boost for every gamew…
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Amey is giving you the clue, Ings is a decent finisher, clinical in contrast to other players who needs more chances to convert. Goal poacher and when Saints are attacking as they have to as defense is so bad he will continue. Maupay could be a decent shout while the fixtures turn worse for Ings, maybe. He is not clinical though so frustrating to own.

  13. fcsaltyballs
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Playing my wildcard GW20 so have a transfer to burn this week, bit of a dilemma, do I play safe and reverse last weeks FT to get Mane back in for Son, or go without Liverpool attack for one week and try something else?

    Henderson
    TAA Lundstram Chilwell
    Son Alli KDB Mount
    Jimenez Vardy Abraham

    Button Dendoncker Soyuncu Rico

    1FT, 2.4itb [have Wildcard]

    1. Jimenez >> Rashford
    2. Son >> Mane / Salah
    3. Chilwell / Soy >> Aurier / PVA / AWB
    4. Mount >> Grealish

    1. Grand Thibauto
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      1 easily

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

      4 or 1

  14. Soto Ayam
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Kdb, son, alli, greals, puli
      Vardy, Abraham, Jimenez

      Worth flipping puli\jim for Salah/long now for a minus 4?

      Or just wait until next gw and do it for free?

      Also if I wait, mostly likely pulisic (h south) can start over Jim (a man c)

      Cheers

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

        Wait surely

        1. Soto Ayam
            3 months, 14 days ago

            It does seem obvious to wait.

            However my hand may be forced if salahs price looks like rising, which it doesn't

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

          Wait

        3. Soto Ayam
            3 months, 14 days ago

            Cheers all, thanks

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

          I feel a bad decision incoming.
          Keep wandering whether to do Maddison to Grealish and Tammy to Ings.

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

            Chasing points nonetheless

          2. tokara
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            i bought maddi two gw back and will keep

            he is class, his energy up down is unmatchable by any other english players imo

            pivot to Lei attack

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

          Who to bench?

          Son (BHA)
          Alli (BHA)
          Salah (lei)
          Zaha (WHU)
          Grealish (NOR)
          Vardy (LIV)
          Rash (NEW)
          Ings (che)

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

            zaha for me

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

            Zaha

          3. Grand Thibauto
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            Might bench Zaha here over ings, Chelsea will be attacking from the go, a rotation/absentee can solve your problems anyway

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

              Here's hoping!

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

            Maybe Salah 😉

            Probably Zaha

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

              🙂

              Thinking vardy :ozil:

        6. Gunner Boy
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          G2G and save FT for next GW? 1FT, 0.5 itb

          Gazzaniga
          Aurier Lundstram Tomori*
          Grealish Mane' Zaha KDB
          Rashford Kane Vardy

          subs: McGovern Soyuncu Cantwell Rico***

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

            ask again after tonight, tomori may lost his place

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

            If you want to save, then its fine. But Tomori to Kelly gives you a good cover for Soyuncu this week followed by covering Lundstram in his tricky games.

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

              Agree with Soyuncu covering.
              But you think Lord Lundstram needs cover ??
              😀
              You think he'll get a YC in GW 19 ??

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

                Between 20-24, they will face Man City twice, Liverpool, Arsenal.

                They probably won't keep clean sheets in those games, so all you have got is attacking return which is unpredictable.

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

                  Yep.
                  Probably best bench cover in the game then

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

            Tomo out

        7. Holmes
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Saw NOR vs WOL and MANC vs LEI this week, much better than last week's games. Man City's game end was boring but overall a good game.

          Hopefully today's game will be similar.

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

            As long as Rash delivers.. 😉

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

              And they concede 😛

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

            Snooz-fest incoming 😀
            And yes, I watched Arteta Derby yesterday 😕

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

              😀

              I was not able to find a stream and following the comment section here, glad I didnt 😛

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

                Ha ha
                You are a lucky man

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

                TotalSportek is your friend bdw 😉

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

                  Hopefully no virus or malwares? 😀

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

                    There are a lot of those.
                    But we have Antivirus.

                    Best if you are watching on Mobile, as Android doesn't generally get infected

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

          Anybody take the opportunity to do some bench wankery? Got ings beautiful 13 points coming on for mane 🙂

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

            I'm getting Donkey for Mane.
            Little victories and all 😛

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

            Kept Pukki and Kevin on bench, just 6pts incoming

          3. bench boost for every gamew…
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            Grealish for 8 pointers-)

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

          as a jimenz owner (non capper), how many of u are fedup like me to see him score yesterday

          was hoping he stay quiet...

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

            Non owner but obviously he failed to read the script..

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

            Not me

          3. Tommy Tynans Left Shin Pad
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            What would you want one of your players to not get you points?

        10. maverickga
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Help! Who do I bench for next GW?
          Zaha(WHU) KDB(wol) Cantwell(avl) Alli(BHA) Mané(lei)
          Ings(che) Vardy(LIV) Jimenez(MCI)
          Was think of capping Alli, maybe benching Vardy or Jiménez

          1. Garth Marenghi
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            Jim

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

            Cant

          3. Skloppy Kops
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            Bench Zaha.. Eternally

        11. Garth Marenghi
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          The Ings bandwagon has passed us, right?

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

            Nope
            It's just getting stronger !

            1. Garth Marenghi
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 14 days ago

              The last 5: wat nor new whu avl.
              Next 5: che cry tot lei wol

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

                Scored against Liverpool,Spurs, Chelsea,Wolves,Everton,Arsenal etc

                Don't see any issues 😉

                1. Garth Marenghi
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 14 days ago

                  Hmmmm, as jtreble suggested, maybe we’ll get Danny ings 2.0 from 23-30

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

                  Was doing the same last year

                  I have vivid memories of him wrecking Man City home cleansheets

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

            Proud owner since gw14 harsh fixtures incoming though.

            1. Garth Marenghi
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 14 days ago

              This was the move to make, too late now I think

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

            join us, we need price increase

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

            Maybe but you’ll want ings back from 23-30. Owner.

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

              ... for ...

              1. Garth Marenghi
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 14 days ago

                Interesting......guess I’d drop rashford

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

                  Not sure I’d drop Rashford. His next six look terrific.

                  1. Garth Marenghi
                    • 3 Years
                    3 months, 14 days ago

                    I meant potentially dropping Rashford in 23 for ings

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

                      OK, understood.

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

            Hop on baby

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

            Na I’m hopping on - he’s staying fit so he’ll keep scoring

            Liverpool didn’t come knocking for him for nothing

            1. Garth Marenghi
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 14 days ago

              Few weeks back I went with Mousset over ings, mainly due to the 1.0ish in savings. So I’d prefer if this whole Danny ings scoring goals thing would end

        12. S.Kuqi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          If no injuries. Save ft?

          Pope
          Kelly-Lund-Aurier (Taa,Soy)
          Mane-Kdb-Son-Grealish
          VAR

          0.3 itb

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

            Save or Pope to Guaita. (Similar team to me)

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

            Yep. Taa over kelly

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

              Need to re think that.

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

                Y bench him, mate?

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

            Benching TAA feels quite bad.

        13. Rash
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Really important gameweek this week as the top 5 in my mini league all have different captain's

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

          Having a decent gw, upto dizzy heights of 88k but really lost on what to do next.

          Want a Spurs mid, but can ideally only get one of son and Alli without going hit crazy, any ideas?

          Guaita button
          TAA Chilwell Aurier Lundstram Kelly
          Mane Maddison KDB Grealish Cantwell
          Vardy Jimenez Rashford

          1ft, 1.6 itb

          Tempted by Kane and Tammy too with the immediate fixtures and all.

          Jimenez+Cantwell-> Alli+ greenwood sounds the safest option. Any ideas?

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

            Get alli or kane depending on tonight. Hit is gonna worth it

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

              Yes, no problem taking a hit but deciding on the right Spurs player is.

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

                Bought alli in GW13

                Bought son in GW14

                Want kane in GW19

                #Waitingfortonight

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

                  Next 3 weeks could be gold for you then, good luck!

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

                    Thanks..n to you too

        15. Slitherene
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          1 FT, 1.9 ITB

          Pope
          Kelly Baldock Aurier
          KdB Zaha Sterling Grealish
          Rashford Ings Vardy

          Wildcarding after GW19.

          Suggest a better move than Ings -> Tammy?

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

            Get a liv mid of your choice

            1. Slitherene
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 14 days ago

              & sell... Sterling?

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

                You decide

                1. Slitherene
                  • 2 Years
                  3 months, 14 days ago

                  I don't think I'll make that move. Just got in Sterling, for a 2 week punt.

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

                    IC.. gl then

                    1. Slitherene
                      • 2 Years
                      3 months, 14 days ago

                      Might get a Liverpool attacker next week, when I WC.

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

          Grealish should have fought harder with the ref to earn the dreaded YC

          Would make things easier for me

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

            One more gw and rhen he is out for Maddison/Dilva/Mahrez

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

              Decent plan there

        17. fcsaltyballs
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Thoughts on this Wildcard team:

          Henderson Button
          Lundstram Soyuncu Kelly Rico Manquillo
          Mane Alli KDB Lucas Grealish
          Vardy Rashford Abraham

          Thanks

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

            No ings

          2. Garth Marenghi
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            Gtg

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

          Bench right? Go mad and get Digne back?

          Hendo
          Lund Kelly Guilbert
          Mane KdB Son Grealish
          Vardy Rashford Ings

          Button Maddison Soy Rico 2.9itb

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

            Yes, maybe for Soy

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

            Yep
            G2G bro

        19. diesel001
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          It is only after GW20 that every team would have played each other once. GW19 is the reverse of GW8.