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. Here Comes The Son ★
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Vardy will most likely be rested against West Ham right? I know we're all in the same boat but GW20 could potentially be a rest fest.

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

      Vardy plats every game imo

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

        *plays

      2. Here Comes The Son ★
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Brendan literally said he will be resting Vardy soon.

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

      Vardy is in super shape and is key to Leicester getting points and if they seriously want 2nd/competing for the title then Vardy has to play these games

    3. Here Comes The Son ★
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      For some reason I thought what Rodger's said would've been discussed earlier. Here's a transcript:

      Asked whether Vardy could cope with the demands of such a schedule, Rodgers replied: "No chance. You cannot risk the fitness of a player.

      "You play on the 26th, a high-intensity game against Liverpool, fighting for the result.

      "You get that first day of recovery - but it's the second day where it's really tough for a player.

      "If we go along that route then the second day, instead of recovering, we're kicking off at 5.30pm at West Ham.

      "It's just nonsense really."

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

        He made all this fuss last week about Vardy being able to recover after a day because he has a cryo chamber at home. If he wants points he will play vardy

        1. Hakim Ziyech
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 14 days ago

          This + he drinks alot of cow milk with coffee to keep him going

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

            Is that who that was ?!? I’m embarrassed now I got way too into it 🙁

            1. Hakim Ziyech
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 14 days ago

              😆 I'm sorry x

          2. Here Comes The Son ★
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            Nobody in 2019 still drinks secretions from a different species. Fake news

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

              You’re so sexy all of a sudden x

              1. Here Comes The Son ★
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 14 days ago

                "Would you like a glass of cats milk?" - Ughh you sicko, thats gross

                "Dogs milk?" - Sooo gross

                "Pigs milk???" - You are literally sick in the head

                "Cows milk?" - Mmmm yummy yum yums, where can I get some?

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

                  The human cognition always stuns me man. Super happy whenever I see someone like you though x

            2. Hakim Ziyech
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 14 days ago

              Hahaha...My bad( Red bull, Coffee with unknown specie milk & wine)

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

                Those oats seem to like being milked and it’s super tasty give them a try x

                1. Hakim Ziyech
                  • 1 Year
                  3 months, 14 days ago

                  I would, until then, cow milk is the best ever! 😉

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

                    🙁 but they’ve taken away my kids and killed the boys 🙁 if you loved me you wouldn’t do this 🙁

                    1. Hakim Ziyech
                      • 1 Year
                      3 months, 14 days ago

                      😉 x

              2. Here Comes The Son ★
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 14 days ago

                lol'd at unknown specie milk for some reason

                1. Hakim Ziyech
                  • 1 Year
                  3 months, 14 days ago

                  🙂

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

      When is the carabao semi leg 1?
      Could get some rest around that game

    5. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Surely fa cup will be the rest? I can see some substitutions but he starts every game I'd say

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

    Last Man Standing Update (1453 teams)

    Current safety score = 28
    Top score = 74
    LMS average = 40.94 (-0.84) = 40.1
    Players played = 8.17/12.0
    Captains played = 29.7%

    2 games + lots of autosubs to go.

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

      Finally on the first page of the people doing well!

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

        Fantastic!

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

    OR 995

    Only way is up, just hand me the trophy already 😉

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

      :O I’m just outside 2k how did you speed ahead without me realising >:(

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

        Hehe, sorry.

        Not waiting for you though

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

      Congrats, you'll do well beating your PB when the pressure is on 😛

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

        Wait with the congratulations when I'm number after gw 38 😀

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

          number 5596?

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

            1 damn it lol

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

      Watch out, I’m just 20 points behind you 😉

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

        11 here >:(

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

          And those 9 points make 1k rank difference in your favour

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

            Quite a big disparity at the top I am surprised

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

              What I find find particularly interesting os disparity between team value and rank:
              WOY: team value 104.6, rank inside 1k
              YOURSELF: team value 104.8, rank 2k
              Myself: team value 105.2, rank 3k
              +107 valued teams outside of top 300k

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

                Yeah my SV isn’t the most amazing. A bit worried for when it’s time for WC2

    4. CARROW ROAD
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      I’m down to 550, hoping son cpt and Rashford can get me back up

      1. Big Bambora
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        I'm down to 2 . Very disappointing.

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

    Any other disenchanted KDB owners? Dilva returning now it looks like his time as a fun FPL asset are over again. Most likely will move on for son this week since I don’t have a player I am happy to captain as it stands.

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

      No. If Pep can't see that KDB needs to be the main man, he is blind.

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

        I really don’t trust pep at all mate, I am lucky I held but it was out of necessity. All those games with him at CDM with many more on the horizon I am not sure I can take it anymore

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

          Can this week just be over already lol. 23 points today is a veritable disaster and I don't even have a (c) to look forward to.

          I guess I'm saving the xfer. Team looks good for next week.

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

            Post fail haha.

            KdB is still a keep. He looks so dangerous and has set pieces as well. I will keep him unless his stats seriously regress. But they really haven't. He was unlucky today.

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

              I get the stats thing. He just looks awkward on the eye test though.

              1. KDB4PREZ
                  3 months, 14 days ago

                  Looks awkward and doesn’t pass the eye test? Lay off the beers mate lol

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

              Happy to keep KDeepB? So gutted by the outcome of (C) today. Really let me down

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

                Yes happy.

                7 chances created, 1 big. 4 shots, 3 in, 2 on. xGI of 1.15 second only to Jesus.

                He's still doing great and his average positioning is still actually almost level with the CF. Just unlucky today really. I would captain him again with the information available at the time.

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

                  I think now it will be rare he gets to go up there again. He has a penchant for being unlucky. I’m never convinced when I watch him. My defence is in such bad shape atm I may be forced into keeping this week at least though.

        2. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Agreed

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

        Not at all. He's the best player in the league and looks capable of hauls against any opposition. He may be better with Dilva out but he's a great pick regardless. Season keeper for me.

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

          I think I’ve convinced muddled already but will see what tomorrow brings. Really not keen on having a 10m CDM tho

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

        I don't have KDB but without Sane in the mix, KDB is pretty essential to City's attack, even with Dilva playing. It seems like Sterling even piggybacked off the pressure Sane used to apply. So hold until Sane comes back I guess is what I'm saying.

        I'm transferring Son to Muora myself either next week or the next to fund Mount to Salah, to have Maddison, Mane, Salah, Alli, Muora.

    2. HD7
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Maddison keep or sell?

      1. J ⚒ Gimme your Mané…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        This week was the week to sell.

        May as well keep now....

    3. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Jimenez...

      A. Keep
      B. Switch to other fwd 7.4 or below (initially during poor fixtures).
      C. Trade down to cheapie, upgrade Dendoncker to mid up to 7.5 (extra move).

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

        He’s doing nothing wrong if I owned I’d keep

        1. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          True. My team feels very static. Shame Ings has tough games now

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

        Consistent returns. I would keep. Or get back for favourable fixtures.

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

        I might switch him to Kane. Kane will not get rested and sweet fixtures

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

        Hmm I just sold on wildcard. Figured he may return vs Norwich but planned for Rashford to outscore him next 5/6
        Easier to downgrade Rash then upgrade later

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

      Early thoughts on this lot?

      Pope (Button)
      TAA Kelly Lund (Dunk Soy)
      Alli Son KDB Mane (Cantwell)
      Rashford Ings Vardy

      2ft, 0.2 in bank.

      Will monitor KDB but suspect he will be ok.

      Cheers for any advice.

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

        Looks great. Can only suggest Mane > Salah or a keeper change

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

        Very similar team to you. I would change Pope - think his time is up. Doesn't really make saves either.

      3. Well you know, Triffic
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Ings and Pope could go.

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

        Cheers all.

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

        Pope to Ramsdale or Soy to Otamendi

      6. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        KDB cramp only

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

        love this team, very similar to mine but you have Rashford instead of Abraham which is what I want but don't have the money to do so! What is your TV???

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

          107.3

    5. Captain Beefheart
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Was intending to swap Ings for Rashford this week but now not sure, any thoughts?

      1. Well you know, Triffic
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        I would. He's been great but i think he won't handle all these games coming thick and fast with his injury record, plus they are against half decent teams.

        1. Captain Beefheart
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Yes think I agree, can't see him maintaining that form for next few weeks, and Rashford decent fixtures.

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

      WC or hold and use FT?

      Guaita (Button)
      TAA, Lund, Kelly (Soy, Rico)
      Mane, Son, Alli, Grealish, KDB
      Vardy, Abraham (Connolly)

      0.5 ITB

      1. Well you know, Triffic
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        You;'ve got 2 Spurs, so i'd keep the WC for 1 more week.

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

          Cheers Harry
          I'll wait til next week to get Kranjcar then

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

      Want to play Cantwell against Villa so bench Vardy or Grealish?

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

        You sure Cantwell will start? He is young and Farke protects him. I am benching Cantwell and starting Greenwood.

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

          Villa so poor and Cantwell their best performer atm

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

          That’s my concern with the fixtures so close together.

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

        You missed his 10 pointer....bench Cantwell.

    8. Corned Beef Kelly Osbourne
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Mousset + Son (reluctantly) to Aguero + Martial -4 ??

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

        No. Why?

      2. El Presidente
          3 months, 14 days ago

          OMG

          1. Corned Beef Kelly Osbourne
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 14 days ago

            What is OMG?

        • Earthling
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Something's off with Aguero. He was missing a lot of chances, not particularly easy ones but ones he used to put away. He doesn't even comb his hair for the games, maybe that says something?

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

          U serious?!? 😉 Stop drinking and get some sleep now.

          1. Corned Beef Kelly Osbourne
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 14 days ago

            Mousset is awful mainly

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

        bottomed.

        if you had to choose going forward:

        A: sterling, greenwood (-4)
        B: jimenez, mahrez (for free)

        any help appreciated

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

          Mahrez not nailed, can't go there.

        2. Steve Stiffler
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          B

      4. SADIO SANÉ
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Did Cantwell outscore KDB?

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

          Yes and it stunned the FPL world

          1. SADIO SANÉ
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            Expected it 😀

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

              Link to that prediction or it didn't happen.

              1. SADIO SANÉ
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 14 days ago

                Well I own Cantwell and not KDB sooooooo

          2. El Presidente
              3 months, 14 days ago

              LOL

        2. Balls of Steel
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Vardy has amazingly broken his highest ever bps already and it's only December...what a beast!

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

          Who will be your “must-have” players on a WC right now?

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

            Vardy
            Lund (if you hae value tied up in him)
            Alli/Son

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

              Crazy enough I don’t have him but will
              Probably get on a WC...

          2. Well you know, Triffic
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            3 Spurs

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

              Yup. Not sold on Kane though. You?

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

            Vardy, Salah, De Bruyne, Lundstram.

            That's kind of it really I think. I would want those 4 most critically. I don't have Salah and I just used a WC. I should fix that!

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

              I think Salah could wait one week.

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

          Magnus Carlsen started celebrating too early. He jinxed himself with that twitter anouncement as well

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

            He still has Son (c) and a bunch of players still to go. Would not rule him out yet. If Son hauls 15 tomorrow he's right back in it.

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

              I doubt it. I think Kane hauls

        5. Brooksy86
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          I have Alli and Tammy to play, he has Rashford (C) and Son... I'm up by 1 point.

          £50 at stake... Praying to the FPL god's tomorrow

          1. Pras Scott Talent
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            He should win - pray loads

            1. Brooksy86
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 14 days ago

              So... Rashford blank. Alli goal 1-0 Tottenham...

              Plausible.

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

          best time to use my TC chip?

          1. Pras Scott Talent
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            Keep coming to this website. There will be an article with this exact title in 4-6 weeks.

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

          Is it crazy to go without Salah or Mane on a wildcard?

          1. Phil's Stamps
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            Not crazy as long as you have a placeholder for one of them and can get them in with one FT.

          2. Steve Stiffler
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            Absolutely

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

            Salah is looking insane right now (look at those two goals last week). Mane had a goal disallowed last week as well. Salah first, Mane second if not both. Fixtures be d_mned.

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

            yes

        8. Phil's Stamps
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Captain choice could be a tricky one for the coming GW. The Spurs boys and Abraham have a fast turnover so tiredness/rotation could come into play ( I seem to remember Mourinho saying something about likely resting Son in the Brighton game) , I don't fancy Vardy against Pool, & Newcastle have a decent chance of frustrating Rashford & Co. KDB away at Wolves is not bad but not leaping out at me.

          In terms of the form, fixtures and nailed-ness arguments all roads are leading to Jackie Grealish at the moment.

          Thoughts?

          1. Pras Scott Talent
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            Too punty still. Villa are on a downward spiral.

            KDB is risky I agree. But Alli or Son as c/vc should be good shouts.

            1. Phil's Stamps
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 14 days ago

              Yeah, I'll likely chicken out on Grealish and go with Alli (c) Son (vc); obviously depending on if they get through the Chelsea game ok.

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

                I captained Grealish today. Turned out well

                1. Big Bambora
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 14 days ago

                  He wasn't asking about today.

          2. Warby84
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            Kane for me..

            1. Phil's Stamps
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 14 days ago

              Yes I'd go with Harry (if I had him).

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

            Vardy turned out ok this week 🙂

            Liverpool defence any better than City’s especially after travel etc

            1. Phil's Stamps
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 14 days ago

              Fair point. And Leicester will be up for it.

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

            McGinn injury also road leading to Graelish?

        9. manu4life99
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          WC20 best combo?

          A) Maddison Holgate
          B) Ings Maguire

          1. Steve Stiffler
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            B

        10. Gudjohnsen
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Callum Wilson an option for the next 6 gws?

          1. Phil's Stamps
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            Not until he (& Bourn) start to show a bit of form.

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

            Not on current form.

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

            Yes, bad option though, but option anyway.

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

          Want a good news story? GR in last 2 weeks

          692
          2284

          Not me sadly.

        12. RAFA THE GAFFA
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Quite surprised to find myself dropping 25k from 60k with 35 points? Where did everyone get there points? Hmm. What was a good score today?

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

            Henderson and Ings are the deal breakers this week. Also quite a few captains played

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

              I have Hendo, Ings, Lund and Vardy but C Son, so only tiny green arrow for me with -4.

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

                Lucked out with C Vardy and the right template choices for 65 and a huge green.

                But with just Son and Rash tomorrow I expect to nosedive to a modest jump. Think it’ll be one of those weeks of two halves with the big captain choices still in play

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

            Henderson/Pope Lund Vardy Ings

            1. RAFA THE GAFFA
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 14 days ago

              I have pope lunds and vardy. So Ings cost me 25 thousand places in the top 100k? Seems odd

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

                Not as odd as link to your team 😉

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

              Graelish and Jimenez also

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

            got mine from captaining Ings mainly

        13. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Ryan
          Lundstram TAA Kelly
          Son Alli Kdb Mane
          Jimenez Vardy Abra
          Button Soy Rico* Dendo
          0.1itb 1ft

          A probable save but any tips for how to improve this? A bit stuck.

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

            Gotta be planning a Jimi exit. City then Liverpool. Disastrous.

            1. Am sorry to say again it�…
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 14 days ago

              Jimi could easily return against both. Has a history of doing well against the top teams, has been ticking away for weeks, got returns last time vs City and Liverpool are not that solid at the back, and Wolves have been great this season.

            2. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 14 days ago

              It was my first thought - but to who? 7.4 to spend..

        14. Steve Stiffler
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          What to do with Zaha the useless pr**k, worst transfer of the season. Thinking on Greaslish or am I too late for the party ?

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

            > Moura? He might = Son's output.

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

            Giving him the West Ham game and going from there.

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

          TAA > Aurier
          Yes or No?

          1. Steve Stiffler
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            Na

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

            Why?

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

              Njet

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

          Do you think Rashford will rise tonight? 0.1 more and I’m priced out.

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

            wait till tomorrow and keep your fingers crossed he doesn't rise, i'm in the same boat!

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

              I went for it. Wish I’d taken your advice now!

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

            Do you even want him if he blanks?

        17. sunnyh
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Any differential/punty DEF players people are looking at? Got my eye on

          Aurier/Vertonghen
          Mendy/Otamendi
          Lei double up w/ Soy + Pereira/Chilwell
          Maguire/AWB maybe??

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

          Never finished in the top 100k before. Bought membership for the first time this season. Currently in the top 7k.

          Granted I've had more time to spend on my time this year but membership is worth every penny