Scout Notes

Son sent off as popular FPL assets draw a blank on an underwhelming Sunday

With another set of fixtures fast approaching on Boxing Day, we continue our whirlwind review of Gameweek 18 with a look back at Sunday’s fixtures.

Tottenham Hotspur 0-2 Chelsea

  • Goals: Willian (£7.0m) x2
  • Assists: Mateo Kovacic (£5.3m), Marcos Alonso (£6.0m)
  • Bonus: Willian x3, Alonso x2, Fikayo Tomori (£4.8m)

Son Heung-min (£10.1m) will miss the rest of the hectic Christmas period after being dismissed for violent conduct in Tottenham Hotspur’s 2-0 defeat to Chelsea.

Son was sent off on the advice of the Video Assistant Referee after kicking out at Antonio Rudiger (£6.0m), with Gameweeks 18’s fourth-most-bought FPL asset seeing red for the second time in eight league matches.

Unlike his dismissal at Goodison Park back in early-November, however, Son stands little chance of having this red card rescinded.

Over 250,000 FPL managers have sold Son since he got his marching orders at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, with the South Korea international now unavailable until the Gameweek 22 meeting with Liverpool.

Spurs’ other FPL assets didn’t fare much better, as Jose Mourinho’s side were comprehensively outplayed by a Chelsea side that had lost four of their last five league matches.

The Lilywhites had just five attempts on goal all match, with two wild efforts from Harry Kane (£10.9m) and Son just before the half-hour mark as close as they came to breaching a Blues defence that previously hadn’t kept a clean sheet on the road all season.

Dele Alli (£8.8m), roaming disconcertingly deep, failed to register a single shot, key pass or penalty box touch.

As happened against Wolves and Manchester United, Spurs lost the midfield battle and delivered a strangely lethargic performance.

Defensively, the question marks are still there too – it’s still just one clean sheet in six league matches under Mourinho since he took charge in late-November.

Chelsea’s goals were preventable, with Willian (£7.0m) not being picked up from a corner before Paulo Gazzaniga (£4.6m) committed a senseless foul on Marcos Alonso (£6.0m) to gift the Brazilian the chance to double the lead from 12 yards.

Bemoaning the two goals that Spurs conceded, Mourinho said:

The first goal is a short corner with a big mistake. We know how to defend short corners, we train how to deal with short corners. The players involved in the short corner solution were not focused. So you concede a goal with a short corner and you concede a goal with a penalty. So the goals didn’t come from that superiority, they came from mistakes.

Perhaps Frank Lampard had seen enough of Spurs in Gameweek 17 to see how much they struggled against a 3-4-3, with the Chelsea boss moving to a wing-back system for this encounter.

Fikayo Tomori (£4.8m) was recalled to the backline and helped completely nullify the Spurs frontline, picking up a bonus point for his efforts.

Willian, deployed on the left flank, was the star of the show, and now has more FPL points to his name than any other Chelsea midfielder this season.

It wasn’t just his goals, either, as the Brazilian created as many chances as the rest of the Chelsea team combined.

While this was a great afternoon for Chelsea supporters, owners of the Blues’ three most-popular FPL assets didn’t have any joy.

Tammy Abraham (£7.9m) was a handful but blanked for the third Gameweek in a row, while Christian Pulisic (£7.3m) didn’t even make it onto the pitch as he was benched for the first time since Gameweek 9.

Mason Mount (£6.5m) also drew a blank but produced an eye-catching display, looking particularly lively early on and being only a pass or two away from delivering an attacking return of his own as Chelsea’s front three attacked with menace.

Mount was intriguingly stationed on the right flank at first, although drifted across the frontline and often ended up close to Willian on the opposite side.

It will be interesting to see what formation Lampard picks for the more ‘winnable’ home fixture against Southampton on Boxing Day but he will definitely be without Mateo Kovacic (£5.3m) through suspension after the Croatia international picked up his fifth booking of the season.

Cesar Azplicueta (£5.8m), who along with the recalled Alonso put in a steady shift at wing-back, also succumbed to a hamstring injury late on, while Abraham appeared to be suffering from the effects of cramp shortly before being substituted.

Asked if he was mimicking Antonio Conte’s set-up, Lampard said:

It was more, can this be a system that helps us defensively and offensively against Tottenham, with the way they play? Watching Tottenham, they’re playing very well, they have a lot of players who can run behind and cause you problems: Son, Kane, Alli, Moura. Having an extra centre-back gives you an element of protection against that, particular with the athletic centre-backs we have. They never got in on that pass today.

But the most important factor in my thinking was what it could give us offensively, in terms of controlling possession. Tottenham defended quite compact, we needed to use the width of the pitch and wing-backs help you do that.

We haven’t been clinical enough lately, and it allowed us to get Mason Mount and Willian slightly inside behind Tammy. We had an element of protection the way it worked. Also it allowed us to have loads of control of the ball. I’m so pleased with how it went.

In ugly scenes in the second half, Rudiger was the victim of alleged racist abuse from sections of the crowd; Spurs confirmed after the match that they were investigating the incident.

Tottenham (4-2-3-1): Gazzaniga; Aurier, Sanchez, Alderweireld, Vertonghen (Winks 74′); Dier (Eriksen 45′), Sissoko; Son, Alli, Moura (Ndombele 74′); Kane.

Chelsea (3-4-3): Kepa; Rudiger, Zouma, Tomori; Azpilicueta (James 79′), Kante, Kovacic (Jorginho 67′), Alonso; Mount, Abraham (Batshuayi 79′), Willian.

Watford 2-0 Manchester United


  • Goals: Ismaila Sarr (£6.2m), Troy Deeney (£6.2m)
  • Assists: Christian Kabasele (£4.3m), Sarr
  • Bonus: Ben Foster (£4.8m) x3, Kabasele, Sarr x2

Last week we wrote about the ongoing struggles of Manchester United against the so-called ‘smaller’ teams in the Premier League, following their 1-1 draw against Everton.

We may as well have reproduced the same copy this week as the Red Devils slumped to another disappointing defeat, this time against a team rooted to the bottom of the Premier League table.

United didn’t have a single shot on target in the first half and, much like at Bramall Lane in Gameweek 13, it was only when they fell 2-0 behind that they cranked into gear.

There was to be no late comeback in this game, though, with Ben Foster (£4.8m) standing firm in the Hornets’ goal and racking up eight saves (as well as maximum bonus points) to preserve Watford’s first clean sheet under Nigel Pearson.

Anthony Martial (£7.7m) was no less sulky than he had been last week but was at least more lively, creating three excellent chances for Jesse Lingard (£6.3m), Marcus Rashford (£9.1m) and Paul Pogba (£8.4m) – all of which went begging.

Lingard’s opportunity was particularly gilt-edged, with the United midfielder opting for a dinked finish but giving too much leverage to his shot.

This was also about as ineffective as Rashford had been since the defeat to Bournemouth, with the in-demand FPL forward never really getting the better of makeshift Watford right-back Adrian Mariappa (£4.2m).

A way-too-ambitious free-kick from out wide was his only effort on goal before the final minute of normal time, when Foster blocked the aforementioned ‘big chance’ that Martial laid on.

With Lingard and Daniel James (£6.2m) similarly toiling and there being little inspiration from the players further back, owners of Rashford and co may have understandable concerns going into the Boxing Day clash against a Newcastle United side who will likely replicate the performance of Watford (and others) by sitting deep to prevent a team so adept at counter-attacking from breaking at speed.

Salvation may have arrived in Pogba, however.

The Frenchman was surprisingly named on the bench at Vicarage Road, emerging as a second-half substitute for his first taste of competitive football in almost three months.

United looked much the better with Pogba in the side, with the France international providing two glorious passes for Rashford and substitute Mason Greenwood (£4.3m), neither of which were capitalised on.

Pogba stung the hands of Foster after some neat interplay with Martial, too, providing the drive that United had so badly lacked before his introduction.

Owners of Rashford et al will probably not be selling before a home match against Newcastle and the hope from their point of view will perhaps be that Pogba is fit enough to be unleashed from the start against the Magpies to provide the Red Devils with the thrust they so crave.

Speaking of the fit-again Frenchman after the game, Solskjaer said:

It’s a big plus. The boy has been working hard, he’s been desperate to play football and he came on and showed that hunger, urgency and quality so I’m sure we’ll benefit from him coming back.

There was nothing good to report at the back, either.

David de Gea (£5.5m) produced a howler to allow Ismaila Sarr‘s (£6.2m) mishit shot to top-spin its way past him at the near post before Aaron Wan-Bissaka (£5.3m) needlessly committed a foul on Sarr to allow Troy Deeney (£6.2m) to score from 12 yards.

It’s now 13 matches without a clean sheet for United in the Premier League.

Reflecting on the game, Solskjaer said:

It’s very disappointing. I’m disappointed with the first half, more than the second to be fair. It was slow, a testimonial pace, no urgency and coming into half-time, you expect a reaction. Of course, they score that first goal, it’s a freak thing. That happens in football at times and we couldn’t recover from it.

It’s still early days for Pearson-era Watford and an away fixture at Sheffield United on Boxing Day will likely be enough to deter Fantasy investment in the Hornets for the time being.

Still, a positive performance in defeat at Anfield last week was built on yesterday, with Watford recording their first home win of the season.

This wasn’t quite as free-flowing a display as we saw at Liverpool, as Pearson said after full-time:

When you play the stellar teams in the Premier League it’s going to be important to function as a team and I thought we did that, we were organised and disciplined today. I didn’t think we played quite as well as we did last week but the work ethic of the team was exceptionally good today.

Whilst mostly thanks to the impact of the pragmatic Quique Sanchez Flores, no team has kept more clean sheets than Watford (five) in the last 11 Gameweeks.

Defence still looks to be the area where Fantasy managers may target if the new manager bounce continues, with Mariappa and Kiko Femenia (£4.2m) particularly impressive in unnatural roles at full-back (Femenia being stationed on his ‘wrong’ side, at left-back).

Watford (4-2-3-1): Foster; Mariappa, Kabasele, Cathcart, Femenia; Capoue (Pereyra 77′), Hughes; Sarr (Success 87′, Doucoure (Chalobah 69′), Deulofeu; Deeney.

Manchester United (4-2-3-1): De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw; McTominay (Mata 72′), Fred; James (Greenwood 58′) Lingard (Pogba 64′), Rashford; Martial.

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1,526 Comments Post a Comment
  1. manu4life99
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Critique on this gw20 WC?

    Ramsdale 4.0
    Soy Aurier Lund Kelly Dunk
    Salah Sterling KDB Alli Traore
    Vardy Ings Maupay

    0.5itb

    1. Hy liverpool
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      I prefer grealish over sterling

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

      I think Maupay will let you down. Has a lot of 'expected' data going for him but is fairly poor on the conversion side.

      Traore's points are hard to predict - think that could annoy you, compared to the likes of Cantwell.

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

      Unless you got KDB early on in the season at a very good price, I wouldn’t necessarily pick him.

    4. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Sterling isn’t worth the paper he’s printed on

    5. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Would rather double up on Salah/Mane than Sterling/KDB. Pool will do anything to secure the EPL title

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

    Is this the gw to Lord (c)?

    1. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Nope

    2. Trophé Mourinho
        2 months, 3 days ago

        I don’t think so, I have a feeling Watford score in that. (Hend and Lund owner). Out of all their fixtures I like the West Ham at home game, Lynda could haul in that. But I don’t think I could ever captain Lunds tbh

      • Holmes (specialist in failu…
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Just like last week, there is no standout choice, so it can work.

        You know the risk, it can be 1 pointer as well

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

        Lol see below that’s my current plan but it will probably change to maybe Rashford or Vardy

      • Hy liverpool
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        With watford form with Nigel pearson i wouldn't

      • Tcheco
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Just took the armband off him & placed it back on Vardy.

        The thought is definitely there though

      • Fulchester's New Centr…
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Vardy perma cap till May

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

      I guess I should be okay to save FT here? Azpi struggling end of last game think it’s James’ turn to finally play and if not maybe Burn coming in vs that makeshift spurs attack isn’t all that bad. 1FT 0itb

      Guaita (WHU)
      TAA (lei) James (SOU) Lord (C, WAT)
      Salah (lei) KDB (wol) Alli (BHA) Martial (NEW)
      Vardy (LIV) Rashford (NEW) Ings (che)

      Button Cantwell Burn Rico*

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

        Yes, Save x

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

          You’re only telling me what I want to hear for your own selfish gain. You naughty lad x

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

            Did you not tell people to captain Son for the gains. Yewnutti beauty 😉

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

              Shhhhh people will lose their trust in my opinion and I’ll lose my FPL powers 🙁

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

                True, Feck me!

                Nevertheless, you've got a nice team this gw 😉

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

                  You’re so sexy all of a sudden aha

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

                    😆

    4. The Legend Squad
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      The week of benching headaches...

      Bench 1 attacker:

      Mane KDB Alli Maddison Grealish
      Vardy Ings Jimenez

      Bench 1 defender:

      TAA Lundstram Tomori Kelly

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

        Probably Tomori.

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

          And maddi.

      2. The Units
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Maddi

      3. Fulchester's New Centr…
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Mads and Toms

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

        I have the same front 8 except Tammy vs your Jimi!

        I am benching Maddi I think.

        I would bench Tomori.

    5. Trophé Mourinho
        2 months, 3 days ago

        I’m at work and no one is here, what am I meant to be doing? Why am I here. What day is it is

        1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Sit back and relax, watch some football highlights 😉

          1. Trophé Mourinho
              2 months, 3 days ago

              Lol ffs going to be getting spammed today 😀

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

            Drink a cup of coffee & quit the job

          3. Fulchester's New Centr…
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Me too. Probably won't make much difference to my levell of contribution here though.
            Series on Netflix on toys is good.

            1. Trophé Mourinho
                2 months, 3 days ago

                Oh my boss is here now

                1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 3 days ago

                  Ask them what to watch.

          4. BNMC
              2 months, 3 days ago

              The team that knocked Magnus Carlsen out of the FPL Cup:
              https://fantasy.premierleague.com/entry/97116/event/18

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

                Forget about magnus carlsen, forget about Mark, forget about ville ronka etc

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

                No spurs and manu team.

              3. The Units
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 3 days ago

                Nice claim to fame!

              4. Fitzy.
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 3 days ago

                There's more than 6 million teams that would have knocked him out of the cup this week.

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

                  Hahahaha 😆 Damn True

            • HollywoodXI
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 3 days ago

              Christmas shopping ALL DAY with the wife. All I’m thinking about is transferring Salah in for Son 🙂

              1. Eat my goal!
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 3 days ago

                Just do it then

              2. Trophé Mourinho
                  2 months, 3 days ago

                  You have to laugh, last weekend everyone was like he is a genius! 😀

                  It scares me tho, one week you can get a monster score then the next week it’s like your picking points out urinals and phone boxes

                  1. Trophé Mourinho
                      2 months, 3 days ago

                      Oh reply fail, was in reply to
                      BNMC re Magnus

                  2. Fulchester's New Centr…
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 3 days ago

                    "Just do it then" - not my words, but the words of Eat My Goal!

                • Tony Martial
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 3 days ago

                  Hey all who to captain..?

                  Salah
                  Pukki
                  Richarlison
                  Mane
                  KDB
                  Vardy
                  Ali

                  1. Trophé Mourinho
                      2 months, 3 days ago

                      Join me with Pukki captain. Villa are so horrendous how could it go wrong. Mega differential captain right there

                      1. Tony Martial
                        • 1 Year
                        2 months, 3 days ago

                        Have it on Pukki at the moment

                        Nice green arrow on the 26th 😉

                    • Fulchester's New Centr…
                      • 2 Years
                      2 months, 3 days ago

                      Safest to keep it on Jamie until he retires

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

                    Pope, 4.0
                    TAA, Chilwell, Lund, Targett, Aurier
                    KDB, Madds, Alli, Son, Cantwell
                    Ings, Vardy, Rashford

                    1.8 ITB 1FT

                    a) wildcard now
                    b) swap son for sterling / grealish / pogba (which one?) and WC before GW20

                    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                      • 2 Years
                      2 months, 3 days ago

                      Depends on how busy you are going to be.
                      Punt on Pogba for Xmas?

                  3. George James
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 3 days ago

                    Best cap?

                    A) Alli
                    B) Rashford
                    C) KDB

                    1. drughi
                      • 10 Years
                      2 months, 3 days ago

                      a or c

                    2. Starky22
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      2 months, 3 days ago

                      Anyone but B

                    3. toca
                        2 months, 3 days ago

                        Tammy

                    4. drughi
                      • 10 Years
                      2 months, 3 days ago

                      Captain ?

                      A. Salah
                      B. Alli
                      C. KDB
                      D. Vardy

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

                        Mooooo

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

                        DCBA

                        Though of course it could be ABCD

                      3. Starky22
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        2 months, 3 days ago

                        C

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

                        Own all 4, currently on Vardy

                        1. drughi
                          • 10 Years
                          2 months, 3 days ago

                          Currently on KDB as he has looked immense last 2 games, dominating everything basically. Vardy or Salah could do well but could also be a tight affair. Alli with the best fixture but spurs

                    5. Starky22
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      2 months, 3 days ago

                      Pope
                      Aurier Targett Lundy
                      Sterling Salah KDB Pulisic
                      Vardy Jimi Abraham

                      Button Tomori Hayden Rico

                      GTG?
                      Or is Puli enough of a rotation risk to consider Grealish for a -4..?

                      1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                        • 2 Years
                        2 months, 3 days ago

                        If Tomo back in favour then no hit.

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

                      So 2 hard games for spurs. Lets face it. Wolves are always hard to play against. And chelsea with formation change were fully focused on winning the midfield possession play. Moving forward are some good games for spurs. Under mou they have been bullying the weak teams. Do we really think they are not capable of smashing them?

                      1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                        • 2 Years
                        2 months, 3 days ago

                        Spuds triple up not great yesterday, but I'll keep the faith for a while longer.

                      2. Twisted Saltergater
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 10 Years
                        2 months, 3 days ago

                        Strongly considering Moura for the next 3.

                    7. DannyDrinkVodka
                        2 months, 3 days ago

                        Play Maddison or Cantwell?

                        1. drughi
                          • 10 Years
                          2 months, 3 days ago

                          gotta be cantwell this week, villa cant defend

                      • Colby
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 8 Years
                        2 months, 3 days ago

                        Callum Wilson - is he an unde the radar option?

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

                          I don't think so until he shows some form

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

                          Nope, Bournemouth are trash

                          1. Colby
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 8 Years
                            2 months, 3 days ago

                            Yeah they have a lot of injuries at the moment but their upcoming fixtures look tantalising.

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

                          Got him for wat and nor games earlier. Blanked both. Cant trump them.

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

                            Trust*

                        4. Trophé Mourinho
                            2 months, 3 days ago

                            No Returns in last eleven...
                            Flying so low under the radar doesn’t even cut it, Guy has the radar signature of a stealth fighter

                            1. Trophé Mourinho
                                2 months, 3 days ago

                                Might jump on, if he shows some forms of life but at this point in time. No

                          • fc_skrald
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 4 Years
                            2 months, 3 days ago

                            I dont know why but I have almost talked myself into getting Pogba for Son. Will have two free transfers next gw so can clean up my mistakes later...

                            a. go for Pogba
                            b. do something else
                            c. go for Pogba and captain him

                            Guaita
                            TAA, Aurier, Lundstram
                            Salah, KDB, Maddison, Grealish
                            Vardy, Ings, Greenwood

                            Martin, Kelly, Williams, Son

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

                              A if you're feeling it

                              1. fc_skrald
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 4 Years
                                2 months, 3 days ago

                                Yes. Also felt Son captain yesterday..

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

                              A looks fun and perfectly reasonable with 2FTs. This time last year and all that

                              Alli and Rich would be the logical alternatives I guess.Think Pogboom offers the biggest differential upside - provided he doesn’t get pens back 🙂

                              1. fc_skrald
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 4 Years
                                2 months, 3 days ago

                                Thanks. Think I will take the chance with Pogba then.

                            3. thegaffer82
                              • 8 Years
                              2 months, 3 days ago

                              I definitely had the same thought once Son was shown his marching orders.

                              My major worry is that I already own Rashy and I feel that even one Utd attacker is possibly too many. So to go for two is pretty silly.

                              1. fc_skrald
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 4 Years
                                2 months, 3 days ago

                                Yes I understand that. If I go for Pogba I will bench Greenwood.

                          • ffakih
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 7 Years
                            2 months, 3 days ago

                            Need to get KDB in my team but can't decide who to transfer out. My Midfield:
                            A - Alli
                            B - Maddison
                            C - Cantwell
                            D- Grealish
                            E- Mane

                            Please help ! Who should i transfer him in for. MONEY NOT A PROBLEM

                            1. Pukkipartyy
                              • 1 Year
                              2 months, 3 days ago

                              KDB in for Cantwell if u play 3 - 5 -2

                              1. ffakih
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 7 Years
                                2 months, 3 days ago

                                I play 3 - 4 - 3

                              2. ffakih
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 7 Years
                                2 months, 3 days ago

                                And i don't have enough funds for that move

                                1. Goonerly
                                  • 2 Years
                                  2 months, 3 days ago

                                  Thought money wasn't a problem

                            2. Fulchester's New Centr…
                              • 2 Years
                              2 months, 3 days ago

                              Grealish? Definitely worth it in the long run.

                          • Louis Van Gaalstones
                            • 5 Years
                            2 months, 3 days ago

                            Benching headache:

                            Grealish, KDB, Salah, Richarlison, Maddison
                            Vardy, Mousset, Rashford

                            Any thoughts?

                            1. Starky22
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 1 Year
                              2 months, 3 days ago

                              Mousset. Rotation risk.

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

                                He'll start.

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

                              Madi

                            3. United2603
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 1 Year
                              2 months, 3 days ago

                              maddison

                          • Disturbed
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 6 Years
                            2 months, 3 days ago

                            Mane or Salah?

                            1. Starky22
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 1 Year
                              2 months, 3 days ago

                              Salah

                            2. drughi
                              • 10 Years
                              2 months, 3 days ago

                              Went with salah as he is less owned in the top 10k and I need to make ground but it is 50/50 really.

                          • Pukkipartyy
                            • 1 Year
                            2 months, 3 days ago

                            Bench ings or cantwell this week?

                            Rashford--> Kane worth -4 ? Disapointed to rash/manu

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

                              I’m benching cantwell.
                              Pogba being back is huge for united attackers he makes things happen so I am happy to keep my United double up despite last couple of weeks

                              1. Pukkipartyy
                                • 1 Year
                                2 months, 3 days ago

                                Yeah maybe hold for Rashford and see what Pogba can do for them.

                                How did Pogba/Rahf look ? (Didint see the game)

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

                                  Pogba looked unreal but the main beneficiary seemed to be martial (who was playing on the left at the time with Rashford wide right, was forced there after greenwood was being so useless). In any normal game scenario I expect Rashford to benefit a lot.

                                2. thegaffer82
                                  • 8 Years
                                  2 months, 3 days ago

                                  Pogba was pretty lively when he came on.

                                  But Utd were trash in the game and if you'd watched it you probably wouldn't be considering any Utd player at all

                                3. Fulchester's New Centr…
                                  • 2 Years
                                  2 months, 3 days ago

                                  All trash till Pogba came on. Lingard back to the u-19s.

                          • faux_C
                            • 7 Years
                            2 months, 3 days ago

                            I've got 8.6 to spend on a JWP replacement. Already have Grealish and Richarlison. Any suggestions?

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

                              Pogba

                          • United2603
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 1 Year
                            2 months, 3 days ago

                            Bench one:

                            Mane KDB Pulisic Grealish Zaha
                            Vardy Abraham Rashford

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

                              V difficult. I'd bench Zaha or Abraham and hope someone is rested

                              1. toca
                                  2 months, 3 days ago

                                  Abra at home to SOU?

                              2. Sparky6670
                                • 8 Years
                                2 months, 3 days ago

                                Zaha

                              3. Twisted Saltergater
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 10 Years
                                2 months, 3 days ago

                                Zaha probably

                              4. Kun Tozser
                                • 4 Years
                                2 months, 3 days ago

                                Zaha up against Zabaleta could be nice

                            2. Ajax Hamsterdam
                              • 5 Years
                              2 months, 3 days ago

                              Need help

                              1ft 0.7 itb

                              Ryan (button)
                              Taa lundstram Willems (clark soy)
                              Mane kdb Alli grealish (cantwell)
                              Vardy rashford Abraham

                              Willems or Clark need to go

                              Clark to tomkins ?
                              Willems to Keane ?

                              Thanks a lot

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

                                Willems to Kelly

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

                                Tomkins looks a fair bet.

                                Could lose his spot if Cahill and Sakho are both available but given Palace haven’t had all 3 fit simultaneously I’d go with it. Alternative would be Kelly with an eye to bringing in Ward at 4.3 but that’s probably a wasted transfer unless you get both Kelly and Ward in at some point to guarantee a starter. Convoluted sorry.

                              3. Ajax Hamsterdam
                                • 5 Years
                                2 months, 3 days ago

                                Thanks all !!

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

                              Here is a tough one, Best combo on a WC:

                              A) TAA + Maddison + Rashford
                              B) Otamendi/Aurier + Grealish + Sterling/Mane.......will already have Kdb and Salah

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

                                B with Aurier and Mane

                            4. Smudger’s Dirty Dozen
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 8 Years
                              2 months, 3 days ago

                              Bench one from
                              A Maddi
                              B Abraham
                              C Ings
                              D Grealish
                              ?

                              1. drughi
                                • 10 Years
                                2 months, 3 days ago

                                A I think

                              2. Twisted Saltergater
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 10 Years
                                2 months, 3 days ago

                                Looks like A on paper but I’m not sure.

                            5. Twisted Saltergater
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 10 Years
                              2 months, 3 days ago

                              Anyone expecting a Liverpool hangover after Qatar, vs Leicester? Leicester at home too. Think I might keep and start Maddison.

                              1. Ajax Hamsterdam
                                • 5 Years
                                2 months, 3 days ago

                                Not sure about hangover but I'd keep and start maddison yes

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

                                Depends who else you have

                                1. Twisted Saltergater
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 10 Years
                                  2 months, 3 days ago

                                  Looks awful really. Can only see Alli as a potential captain.

                                  Zaha, Mané, Alli, Maddison, KdB
                                  Vardy, Jimenez (Jota)

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

                                    I'm getting rid of Son and Jota I think

                                    1. Twisted Saltergater
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 10 Years
                                      2 months, 3 days ago

                                      I’m likely to keep Jota and bench this week, then switch to a Greenwood or Martinelli if I need the funds.

                                  2. Sparky6670
                                    • 8 Years
                                    2 months, 3 days ago

                                    I'm on Alli captain!

                                    1. Twisted Saltergater
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 10 Years
                                      2 months, 3 days ago

                                      Am tempted! There’s KdB also but worrying when he says his body needed a rest when City are about to play 2 games in 3 days!

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

                                Played on the same day as most did. Flight time is 7 hours. Not sure its gonna effect them much. They are hungry for epl more than anything.

                                1. Twisted Saltergater
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 10 Years
                                  2 months, 3 days ago

                                  True, but they couldn’t have asked for a worse fixture to return to.

                                  Bit like the Arsenal unbeatable team went to Old Trafford the following season. I think Pool will drop points at some point and this will be a very tough game.

                                  1. toca
                                      2 months, 3 days ago

                                      I agree. Leicester will be on fire to prove everyone's already sentencing them down, wrong.

                                2. Fulchester's New Centr…
                                  • 2 Years
                                  2 months, 3 days ago

                                  Liv will be too good for them.
                                  Leicester good - and great at putting away "lesser teams" - but not that good.

                                  1. Twisted Saltergater
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 10 Years
                                    2 months, 3 days ago

                                    I’m not sure. If the play Praet alongside Tielemans with Maddison and Barnes supporting Vardy, I could see that being more solid but still threatening on the break.

                              4. Sparky6670
                                • 8 Years
                                2 months, 3 days ago

                                Best defender for a 1 week punt pre WC?

                                Digne?

                                Vertonghen?

                                Maguire?

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

                                  Digne is a really enticing option

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

                                  Baldock or enda

                                3. Pukkipartyy
                                  • 1 Year
                                  2 months, 3 days ago

                                  Digne

                              5. I hate Moreno
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 7 Years
                                2 months, 3 days ago

                                ???, 4.0
                                Aurier, Evans, Lundstram, Rico, ???
                                Salah, KDB, Alli, Grealish, Cantwell
                                Kane, Vardy, Abraham

                                WC side. 9.1 left for a keeper and a defender (ideally to play this week)

                                I've had Ings for a while, but those fixtures.I'm actually wondering whether he's a better option than Abraham or Kane and then I can beef up the defence a bit.

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

                                  Defo wouldn't go kane

                                2. Fulchester's New Centr…
                                  • 2 Years
                                  2 months, 3 days ago

                                  Keep driving Ings till he breaks down.

                              6. Ajax Hamsterdam
                                • 5 Years
                                2 months, 3 days ago

                                A Clark to tomkins
                                B Clark to Kelly
                                C Willems to Keane

                                Thanks a lot

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

                                  A unless willems is out, I also wouldn’t get keane in he looks to have lost his place

                                2. Fulchester's New Centr…
                                  • 2 Years
                                  2 months, 3 days ago

                                  A if money no problem

                                3. Ajax Hamsterdam
                                  • 5 Years
                                  2 months, 3 days ago

                                  Thanks all

                              7. Your Man With The Hair
                                • 9 Years
                                2 months, 3 days ago

                                Well that GW was a disaster.

                                Now got 14.4m for a Son replacement:
                                Salah
                                Mane
                                Sterling

                                Current front seven:

                                KDB Martial Cantwell ____
                                Kane Vardy Abraham

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

                                  Salah easy

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

                                  Mané

                                3. Sparky6670
                                  • 8 Years
                                  2 months, 3 days ago

                                  Has to be a Liverpool attacker. Pays your money takes your choice!