Scout Notes

Sidibe catches the eye as Everton win on Ancelotti’s first match in charge

With the Gameweek 20 deadline fast approaching, we continue our whirlwind review of the Boxing Day games with a look back at four more Premier League matches.

Everton 1-0 Burnley

  • Goal: Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£5.7m)
  • Assist: Djibril Sidibe (£5.3m)
  • Bonus: Sidibe x3, Fabian Delph (£5.3m) x2, Yerry Mina (£5.3m), Calvert-Lewin x1

Carlo Ancelotti made a winning start to life at Goodison Park as a late Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£5.7m) header handed Everton all three points against Burnley.

From a Fantasy point of view, there was plenty to interest us.

Ancelotti set his new troops up in what was a fluid 3-4-3, with Seamus Coleman (£5.3m) dropping in as the right-sided centre-half alongside Yerry Mina (£5.3m) and budget FPL defender Mason Holgate (£4.4m).

Djibril Sidibe (£5.3m) and Lucas Digne (£5.7m) were the wing-backs in this set-up but when Everton moved into a 4-4-2, generally out of possession, Sidibe was ostensibly an ‘out of position’ right-winger, with Coleman and Digne operating as more orthodox full-backs.

Sidibe is one to monitor as he got forward to create three chances, setting up Calvert-Lewin for the hosts’ winner, and also forcing Nick Pope (£4.7m) into a save with a low shot.

Ancelotti said after full-time:

We tried to build up with three defenders to put more players between the lines, and some situations were good for us and others have to improve. This is normal and I didn’t want to change a lot for the players. I have seen some good things.

Offensively, Sidibe stayed wide and on the other side we had Lucas Digne to cover the space there.

Defensively, Sidibe was working in the line of the midfielders. The shape 4-4-2 defensively didn’t change.

We started to build up with Coleman a little bit back and Sidibe more forward. It went well because he put in the cross for Calvert-Lewin to score the goal.

Calvert-Lewin was, as he had been under Duncan Ferguson, again the spearhead of the Everton attack and had plenty of chances before his goal; indeed, no other FPL asset has had as many efforts on goal as the Everton striker in Gameweek 19 so far.

Five of his six attempts were from his head and two presentable opportunities went begging in the first half.

Ancelotti said of his young striker:

He is a fantastic striker in my opinion. He is strong with his head but he can improve is his movement without the ball.

He has to be more focused on the goal but, of course, he is really unselfish and he moves up and down, right and left.

He has to stay, in my opinion, more focused on the centre of the box.

Richarlison (£8.0m) and Bernard (£6.4m) operated as narrow wingers either side of Calvert-Lewin but neither posed as big a threat, not registering a single shot in the box between them.

Burnley didn’t record a single shot on target all game, with an early looping Jay Rodriguez (£5.7m) header (not counted as a shot by the powers that be) that was cleared away from near the goalline by Mina as close as they came to scoring.

Rodriguez was starting as Sean Dyche deemed Ashley Barnes (£6.2m) unable to handle the rigours of two games in 48 hours, saying after full-time:

He has a chance [v Manchester United] and that is part of the plan as to which game do you choose because two in three days does affect people like Barnesy from a recovery point of view, and any kind of knocks.

But the fully fit lads I expect them to recover well and be right, and ones like Barnesy we have to monitor and be careful, and make those decisions on what game is right and what game is not.

Today was one we considered to be not, to allow him the chance to be possibly playing and starting on Saturday.

Ancelotti also seemed to promise changes in Gameweek 20, saying:

Of course, I have to change players and try to put more players fresh if possible. We are an energetic team. Physically, we are in really good condition, so we look forward to the next game.

We don’t have really time to recover but we are going to check the players that were not able to play – maybe they have more possibility to play against Newcastle.

We have to see how the players recover. I am going to decide on the line-up on the day of the game.

Everton (3-4-3): Pickford; Coleman, Mina, Holgate; Sidibe (Walcott 89′); Sigurdsson, Delph, Digne; Bernard (Kean 76′) Richarlison (Davies 85′), Calvert-Lewin. 

Burnley (4-4-2): Pope; Bardsley, Tarkowski, Mee, Taylor; Brady (Gudmundsson 66′), Cork (Long 87′), Westwood, McNeil; Rodriguez, Wood (Barnes 73′). 

Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 Brighton and Hove Albion

  • Goals: Harry Kane (£11.0m), Dele Alli (£8.9m)| Adam Webster (£4.4m)
  • Assists: Serge Aurier (£5.1m) | Pascal Gross (£6.4m)
  • Bonus: Webster x3, Kane x2, Alli x1

Tottenham Hotspur bounced back to winning ways with a 2-1 win over Brighton and Hove Albion but the Lilywhites’ display wasn’t a great deal more convincing than it was in the defeat to Chelsea.

Again Spurs had problems breaking down a compact three-man defence and a congested midfield in front of it, with there being little room for Harry Kane (£11.0m), Dele Alli (£8.9m) and Lucas Moura (£7.1m) to exploit in behind when the hosts arrowed balls forward from the back.

The one time Kane succeeded in breaking free of Brighton’s backline in the first half, the Video Assistant Referee was on hand to disallow his goal for offside.

Spurs had registered only one shot in the box before half-time and went into the break a goal down, with Adam Webster (£4.4m) having nodded in a Pascal Gross (£6.4m) free-kick to put the Seagulls in front.

Striker Aaron Connolly (£4.5m) indeed wasted an excellent chance to double the visitors’ lead just after the interval, mistiming a jump and seeing a cross bounce wide off his shoulder.

It’s now just one clean sheet in seven league matches for Spurs under Jose Mourinho.

Kane did battle his way to a tenth goal of the campaign, finishing at the second attempt after a save by Mathew Ryan (£4.8m), while Alli looped in the winner from a Serge Aurier (£5.1m) cut-back.

Kane and Alli nearly combined for another goal late on, with the latter forcing a fingertip save out of Ryan in the 89th minute.

Owners of Spurs assets will no doubt be concerned by the swift turnaround in games, with a trip to Norwich to follow on Saturday.

Kane and Alli, in particular, looked exhausted at the full-time whistle, although Mourinho had previously hinted at the former getting plenty of game-time over Christmas.

Speaking after full-time on Boxing Day, Mourinho said:

I cannot imagine these boys, not just my boys, but the Potter boys how they can play in 48 hours. If you go to control the distances they run, the intensity, the breaks, if you are going to control that and if we are going to tell anyone who understands physiology, it is a crime that they are going to play football again on the 28.

On Alli, the Spurs boss added:

 People now say since I arrived that Dele has scored three or four goals in the Premier League and one or two goals in the Champions League but I don’t go in that direction. I go in the direction that Dele Alli exhausted from work. I love players who are exhausted from that.

The problem is that we have to play again in 48 hours, but I love for players to finish the game exhausted. That’s why these guys are doing. Sissoko incredible. The defenders they are playing every game and it’s not easy to play in the feeling that have at this moment, which is the feeling of ‘wow we concede a goal every game, we make a mistake and we concede a goal’. That added pressure is not easy to cope with.

Mourinho will be forced into at least two changes against Norwich, with Harry Winks (£5.2m) and Moussa Sissoko (£4.9m) both suspended after picking up their fifth bookings of the season.

Giovani Lo Celso (£7.3m) may well have played his way into contention for a start at Carrow Road after an impressive cameo off the bench, while Christian Eriksen (£8.6m) made an impact as a substitute too – although Mourinho’s post-match comments about the Dane’s future may be a sign that Eriksen is heading for the exit door in January.

Tanguy Ndombele (£5.8m) wasn’t involved in the matchday squad, with Mourinho saying:

I cannot say he is injured, in five minutes we start a training session and you can go to the stands and watch it, he is going to be training normally so I cannot say he is injured. I can say that yesterday he told me he was not feeling in condition to play the game.

Not based on injuries, based on fears of previous injuries that he has had since the beginning of the season. Feeling not ready to start the game, but I cannot say he is injured, I can say he is not in condition to start the game, which is different.

Brighton are about to embark on a series of appealing fixtures and they have massively impressed against tough opposition of late, having more than held their own against Liverpool, Arsenal, Wolves and now Spurs.

For those who are holding onto Chelsea assets, the shape-shifting Seagulls – here operating in a 3-4-2-1 at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium – will more than likely make life problematic for Lampard’s troops when they visit the Amex on New Year’s Day.

Aaron Mooy (£4.8m) continues to excel (without delivering much in the way of Fantasy returns), while dead-ball specialist Gross banked his fifth assist of the season.

There was some Christmas-influenced rotation by Potter on Boxing Day, with Leandro Trossard (£5.8m), Neal Maupay (£5.8m) and Davy Propper (£4.9m) among the players handed a breather.

Lewis Dunk (£4.7m) missed out with illness, meanwhile.

Maupay will surely return against Bournemouth on Saturday and is perhaps one to monitor for the fixture swing, with rotation less of an issue after this busy Christmas period.

Spurs (4-2-3-1): Gazzaniga; Aurier, Sanchez, Alderweireld, Vertonghen; Winks (Eriksen 68), Sissoko; Lucas (Dier 76), Dele, Sessegnon (Lo Celso 56); Kane.

Brighton (3-4-2-1): Ryan; Duffy, Webster, Burn; Schelotto (Bissouma 83), Alzate, Stephens, Bernardo (Trossard 76); Mooy, Gross; Connolly (Maupay 68).

Crystal Palace 2-1 West Ham United

  • Goals: Cheikhou Kouyate (£4.9m), Jordan Ayew (£5.0m) | Robert Snodgrass (£5.2m)
  • Assists: Ayew, Connor Wickham (£4.4m)| Michail Antonio (£6.9m)
  • Bonus: Ayew x3, Kouyate x2, Snodgrass x1

Crystal Palace lost another defender to injury as they saw off struggling West Ham United on Thursday.

With Joel Ward (£4.3m), Scott Dann (£4.3m), Jeffrey Schlupp (£5.5m) and Gary Cahill (£4.5m) already sidelined, Patrick van Aanholt (£5.5m) limped out of the game after 64 minutes of the win over the Hammers with a recurrence of his hamstring problem.

The Dutch left-back had missed Gameweeks 16 and 17 with the issue before making a swift return to the team.

Speaking after the Eagles’ latest win on Boxing Day, Roy Hodgson said of van Aanholt:

I think it’s all part of the fact that because we are so desperate in that position we hurried him back a little bit. He was keen to get back to be fair so when I say ‘hurried him back,’ he didn’t take any persuasion because he wants to play and was very keen to play.

You are worried of course when that happens it could recur, but speaking to him as he was leaving he didn’t seem to think anything had pulled or snapped so I’m rather hoping it won’t be a long-term thing but of course the scans always show some degree of strain and every one of these strains keep people out for a period of time.

It’s something we can’t really afford but we will have to learn to live with it.

Jairo Riedewald (£4.5m) was again brought in to deputise at left-back when van Aanholt was withdrawn.

Mamadou Sakho (£5.0m) returned from suspension, at least, with his availability at centre-half meaning that Cheikhou Kouyate (£4.9m) moved back into midfield.

It was the former Hammer who grabbed Palace’s equaliser from a Jordan Ayew (£5.0m) knock-down and the Ghanaian striker was at the centre of much of Palace’s attacking play on Boxing Day, being directly involved in all four of the ‘big chances’ that the hosts carved out.

Ayew had missed a sitter in the first half and set substitute Connor Wickham (£4.5m) free for a gilt-edged chance on 75 minutes, with the budget FPL forward shooting straight at Roberto (£4.4m) when Wilfried Zaha (£6.9m) was well placed for a tap-in.

Ayew saved the best till last, though, scoring a superb solo goal in the final minute of normal time to bank his first double-digit haul of the season.

The Ghana international’s expected goal involvement (xGI) of 1.57 is the best in Gameweek 19 so far.

Hodgson said of him after full-time:

He’s scored five in a team that doesn’t score many goals. Five is pretty good by our standards because we’re not scoring that many at the moment, not for want of trying or for want of getting people in the box.

We knew all along that he’s got the capability of scoring those goals. I think his game’s improved, I think his confidence has improved as it should do – he deserves to be confident.

Let’s not get carried away with Ayew’s FPL appeal, though – he had eight successive blanks before Boxing Day’s goal-and-assist return.

But the budget Fantasy striker is, at least, fairly secure in his position, having started all but one Premier League match this season.

While the unconvincing Wickham is another option up front over Christmas should Hodgson need him, Ayew is now down one positional rival in the form of Christian Benteke (£5.7m).

Hodgson said of the Belgian striker ahead of kick-off:

Christian Benteke after the Newcastle game was complaining of a muscle injury. We hoped it was just fatigue but the scans show there is a strain there which will keep him out for the next few weeks.

It’s a great blow for us because [there have been] a couple of games recently where he’s come into the team, he’s done extremely well and the front three has looked good with him in the centre, Jordan to the right and Wilf to the left.

We’ve had to change it today because he’s not available and probably won’t be available for a fair while. The problem with our injuries is they’re all long term at the moment.

Zaha was his usual self – lots of penalty box touches (16, the highest in Gameweek 19 at the time of writing) but only one shot to show for it.

A 12-day break didn’t look like it had done West Ham much good, with Manuel Pellegrini’s side serving up the latest in a long line of dreary displays – surprise away wins over Chelsea and Southampton aside.

Robert Snodgrass‘s (£5.2m) goal almost came out of the blue and clear chances were few and far between for the visitors, with the Scotland international also denied by a Reidewald block late on.

Michail Antonio (£6.9m), again playing up front in a 4-4-2, highlighted his own ‘out of position’ appeal with the assist for West Ham’s goal but Fantasy managers will be understandably reticent in going anywhere near the Hammers’ players on current form.

Sebastien Haller (£7.0m), flavour of the month earlier in the campaign, was again unconvincing up top, while the gaps at the back (West Ham’s expected goals conceded total is the third-worst in Gameweek 19 so far) will have been encouraging to owners of Leicester assets ahead of Gameweek 20.

Crystal Palace (4-3-3): Guaita; Kelly, Tomkins, Sakho, Van Aanholt (Riedewald 65′); Kouyate (McCarthy 88′), Milivojevic, McArthur; Meyer (Wickham 75′), Ayew, Zaha.

West Ham (4-4-2): Roberto; Zabaleta, Balbuena, Ogbonna, Cresswell; Snodgrass (Ajeti 90′), Rice, Noble, Fornals (Lanzini 58′); Haller (Anderson 75′), Antonio.

Aston Villa 1-0 Norwich City

  • Goal: Conor Hourihane (£5.7m)
  • Assist: Jack Grealish (£6.4m)
  • Bonus: Tom Heaton (£4.5m) x3, Hourihane x2, Max Aarons (£4.4m) x1

Jack Grealish (£6.4m) kept up his fine Fantasy form with an assist for Conor Hourihane‘s (£5.7m) winner in a potentially important victory for Aston Villa against relegation rivals Norwich City.

Grealish now has eight FPL attacking returns in his last ten league starts, averaging 5.8 points per match over that time.

Where Villa would be without their talisman is the big question.

Dean Smith’s side may have gathered all three points against the Canaries but they were by no means the better team, and the fact that Tom Heaton (£4.5m) emerged from this fixture with maximum bonus points said much about the game.

Full-back Sam Byram (£4.5m) headed against the woodwork and then wide either side of the break, while Alex Tettey (£4.5m) had a shot cleared off the line and Teemu Pukki (£6.6m) should have done much better when racing clear of the Villa defence in the first half.

Heaton made five saves in all, keeping out a Tom Trybull (£4.5m) header and a late Onel Hernandez (£5.3m) effort.

Villa, meanwhile, didn’t create too much at all, with Anwar El Ghazi (£5.5m) miskicking and then sending an effort wide in the first half.

This match saw Smith make a tactical change, with El Ghazi and Trezeguet (£5.2m) stationed on the flanks and Grealish moved back into a more central position (but still quite advanced) following his recent stint on the left.

Smith said of Grealish after the game:

I thought he performed really well for us today. He showed a lot of leadership and responsibility and helped to calm things down at the end.

He ran at the opposition all day and he was probably the difference between the two teams.

Frederic Guilbert (£4.4m) was one of the casualties of the Christmas-led rotation, meanwhile, with the Villa right-back missing out on his side’s clean sheet.

Daniel Farke, who named an unchanged side for this encounter, said after full-time:

Performance-wise, we can’t play better away from home. I’m disappointed we’re in a poor position in the table, but I can influence the lads to put in top-class performances on the pitch. Pundits will say it’s just about the result, but we were unlucky to lose. We will keep on going. If everything is against you it’s important to puff out your chest and keep going.

Aston Villa XI (4-3-3): Heaton; El Mohamady, Hause, Ngoyo, Targett; Nakamba (Hourihane 55′), Luiz, Grealish; El Ghazi (Lansbury 90′), Wesley, Trezeguet (Jota 86′). 

Norwich City XI (4-2-3-1): Krul; Aarons, Zimmermann, Hanley, Byram; Tettey (Vrancic 75′), Trybull (Stiepermann 75′); Buendia (Hernandez 75′), McLean, Cantwell; Pukki.

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1,120 Comments Post a Comment
  1. GuillermoDickero
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Thoughts on this wildcard?

    Ramsdale, button
    Trent, Soy, Lundstram, Kelly, Kiko
    Salah, KDB, Alli, Grealish, Dendoncker
    Vardy, Rashford, Abraham

    Alternative is to double up with Mane and Salah - would mean sacrificing Alli and Abraham for Mane and Greenwood

    1. vityovics
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 29 days ago

      I dont believe in Alli, but g2g

      1. GuillermoDickero
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        How come? Outperforming his stats?

        1. vityovics
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Yes imo

    2. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      I would look at something like Abraham to Ings and Grealish to Maddison..
      also upgrade Dendoncker to Cantwell if possible.

    3. ppv
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Same front 7 as my team but I am considering bringing back Ings for Tammy.

    4. Fernando Torres
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Ryan instead of Ramsdale?

    5. ppv
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Grealish is a diamond. Keep. Better than Maddison

    6. D.Glynn
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Not sure about Tammy.. Ali to Madison and then Kane? Is that possible?

    7. MartialMatas
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Anything worth a transfer?

      Henderson
      Aurier Targett Soyuncu
      Sterling KDB Alli Moura Grealish
      Vardy Rashford

      McGovern Femenia Greenwood Lundstram

      1ft 3.0m itb

      1. FPL Pillars
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Aurier for TAA

    8. Lindelol
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Can we name a nailed X1 here??

      1. Lindelol
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Ings and Rashford
        You can add more

        1. Ginkapo FPL
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Henderson
          Basham
          Baldock
          Egan
          Stephens
          Fleck
          Norwood
          Lundstram
          McGoldrick

          1. Whazza
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Lol if only. Fleck perhaps nailed having just been suspended.

      2. Whazza
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Some I can think of..

        Keepers
        Van Dijk,
        Martial, Kovacic, Hendrick
        Rashford, Ings, Maupay

      3. HurriKane
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Pope
        AWB Otamendi Soy
        Grealish Zaha Martial Richarlison
        Kane Rashford Ings

        1. Whazza
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Otamendi is NEVER nailed 😆

          1. HurriKane
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Nailed for next gw as stones is injured

            Your expecting Fernandinho and Rodri to start at cb ?

            1. Whazza
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              Expect the unexpected with Pep Guardiola.

              1. Whazza
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 29 days ago

                Walker can play CB with Cancelo in his spot

                1. HurriKane
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 29 days ago

                  Ofcourse he's named the bald fraud for a reason 😉

                  1. Lindelol
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 29 days ago

                    This

    9. HurriKane
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Robertson was taken off at 75 mins in GW16 and then started on the bench the following week

      Salah cappers are you 100% confident he will start..? Or could he suffer the same fate as Robbo

      1. Whazza
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Anything is possible but looking safe enough for me

        1. HurriKane
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Based on ? Need a better insight than just a vague statement

          1. Ginkapo FPL
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Vogue magazine

            1. HurriKane
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              Haha Mo has been attracting a lot of models lately 😀

          2. Whazza
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            He played 68 mins gw 13, 14 and 15 combined so perhaps that was rest enough. Mane played 90 vs lei so looking more likely, hard to see both benched in the same game

            1. HurriKane
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              He wasnt rested he was struggling with an ankle issue back then.

              That's the reason his mins were managed back then

              1. Whazza
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 29 days ago

                Well he didn't play which means he got some rest

      2. Jarvish Scott Talent
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Of course he could, but you could say that about 99% of other players.

      3. yosim
          1 month, 29 days ago

          hooked last night so I'd say more chance Mane would be rested than Salah

          1. HurriKane
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            As i said Robbo got hauled off at 75 mins but failed to start the following gw

            Hence getting hooked off at 70 mins doesn't necessarily means he's going to start 100%

        • Lindelol
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 29 days ago

          May be klopp thought salah was playing shite

      4. Tony Martial
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 29 days ago

        which one sounds better or should I do both?

        Pukki TO Ings

        Richarlison TO Martial

        1. fgdu
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          A

          1. fgdu
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            but do both

        2. GloryManUnited
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 29 days ago

          A

      5. Ginkapo FPL
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Is anyone else really unsure of their front three? I cant see a trio of strikers that I really want. Is it just me, or are others similarly maligned?

        1. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Vardy has done enough - aside from that it's tough. Hard to knock Ings I guess

      6. Saro0808
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        After 2 horrible gameweeks,dropped over 100k places

        1. in sane in de bruyne
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Not many points needed to bounce back

        2. Holmes (specialist in failu…
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          500k to 1.9m like a boss 😆

        3. Zico Senna
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          100k, is that it?

        4. Lindelol
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Just forget about it and prepare for the upcoming week

      7. jimmyabs1987
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Pereria & Alli > TAA and Martial/Maddison for -4

        I already have Kane and spurs double up isn’t necessary...

        Any other ideas? I also have VVD

      8. FDMS All Starz
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Even if Alli has the smallest knocks, he should be rested with the fixture congestion

        1. Trophé Mourinho
            1 month, 29 days ago

            mmm I agree, bit concerned. Trying to find some concrete news :/
            I might hit him out tbh, seems ott but I think if he is out as well. My bench isnt going to cover everything

        2. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          When is the Liverpool DGW expected?

          1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Long way to go

          2. Whazza
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            gw24

          3. Jarvish Scott Talent
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            In the 30s probably

        3. Ji-Sung Park
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Pick one:
          a) Sidibe, Salah, Greenwood
          b) Robbo, Alli, Maupay

          Greenwood is getting rotated with Cantwell and Soyuncu, but mostly benched.

          1. vityovics
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 29 days ago

            A

        4. vityovics
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 29 days ago

          WC thoughts gents?

          Schmeichel (McGovern)
          TAA, Soy, Lunds, Kelly (Kiko)
          Salah, Mane, KDB, Martial, Grealish
          Vardy (Greenwood, Martinelli)

          1. DV8R
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            I like it. Kiko my only gripe.

          2. Zico Senna
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Like it, with so many forwards disappointing it could be good to plunge it all in midfield, kinda what i’ve done with Vardy and Maupay up top and Greenwood on bench

          3. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            If Vardy picks up a knock or something, you may not have aplaying striker.
            Solid otherwise..

            1. vityovics
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 29 days ago

              Good point, i dont think i will ever sell him with a knock..

        5. Brakos2k
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Mane to Salah for free and C?

          1. Lord Flashheart
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Reasonable

          2. One Wheels Enough
              1 month, 29 days ago

              Punt

          3. DV8R
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            For WCers, which GK are you going for?

            1. Jarvish Scott Talent
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              Someone cheap who doesn't double up with a defender

            2. Lord Flashheart
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              Ryan probably

            3. Whazza
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              Schmeichel (don't have Lei def)

          4. Wolves Ay We
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            If somebody asks "What's the matter with Alli?" please don't ignore them. Tell them.

            Here goes, "What's the matter with Alli?"

            1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              Knock knock, nothing major

            2. Whazza
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              Exhausted

            3. jtreble
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              Read Reddit threads. Some on here as well. GIYF.

          5. Gunner Boy
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Kane + Zaha > Maupay + Salah (c)

            Yes or No?

            1. Lord Flashheart
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              Kane is my captain

            2. Holmes (specialist in failu…
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              Nah

          6. Rolls-Royce
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Best week to save transfer?

            Considering Mousset-> Ayew/Greenwood for 1 FT to avoid the price drop

          7. Lord Flashheart
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Chilwell to Sidibe for free or save transfer?

            1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              save

          8. zhiren
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Have 2 FTs and thinking of getting Martial or Rashy. Also, having Gazza, Alli and Kane might be a little too much Spurs. Which option would be the best?

            A) Tammy + Cantwell -> Ayew + Martial
            B) Kane + Cantwell -> Rashy + Grealish
            C) Gazza -> Foster / Ramsdale

            Gazza
            TAA // Rico // Kelly // Soy
            Mane // KDB // Alli
            Kane // Vardy // Tammy

            Stekelenburg // Lunds // Cantwell // Doncker

            1. jimmyabs1987
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              B

          9. Holmes (specialist in failu…
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            I guess Fuchs, Morgan, Iheanacho will get a start over Chilwell, Evans, Vardy.

            Dont think they have anyone to cover Maddison or Tielmens spots.

            1. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              Praet says hi. Nah you are probably right actually

            2. Netley Lucas
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              I thought Vardy had a really good rest against Liverpool 😉

              I'd guess we'll see Justin, Choud, Perez, Nacho, Praet and Gray so literally anyone could be rested.

              1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 29 days ago

                Yeah, I'm just not sure of they have the luxury to rest all important players considering they just lost 2 important games.

                1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 29 days ago

                  *if

                2. Netley Lucas
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 29 days ago

                  Neither am I, but at a push they could.

              2. Udo
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 29 days ago

                Vardy didn't directly "exhaust" himself, I agree 😉 Neither did Maddison, he got a lesson, and was taken off early enough too.

            3. Hart-ake
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              Praet?

          10. jimmyabs1987
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Aguero fit for GW20?

          11. goldengove
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 29 days ago

            2ft 2.2itb... Not sure what to prioritise... suggestions?

            Henderson
            TAA Lundstarm Kelly Soy
            Mane Alli KDB Grealish
            Abraham Vardy (C)

            Button Jiminez Cantwell Rico

            Cheers

          12. iL PiStOlErO
              1 month, 29 days ago

              Happy with all main players but out of these who is priority to go out?

              One or even two players?

              A) Pope
              B) Guilbert
              C) Dendo
              D) Mousset

              2.5 itb, 2 ft

              Rest of the team is:

              Martin
              TAA Soy Lund Kelly
              Salah KdB Alli Grealish
              Vardy Rash

              1. in sane in de bruyne
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 29 days ago

                D -> Jimenez

                1. in sane in de bruyne
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 29 days ago

                  Ings*

                  1. iL PiStOlErO
                      1 month, 29 days ago

                      Could do that yes. Or Dendo&Mousse to Traore&Ings but then will always have to bench one.

                  2. iL PiStOlErO
                      1 month, 29 days ago

                      0.1 short of thah move. Now thinking A&D out but must see what is the best. Cheers

                2. Tinmen
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 29 days ago

                  How’s this WC coming along folks?
                  It’s such a struggle doing this hungover

                  Ryan Button
                  Trent Rico Kelly/Webster Launstrum Tomori
                  Salah KDB Grealish Maddison Dendonker
                  Vardy Kane Ings

                  1. in sane in de bruyne
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 29 days ago

                    I would consider:
                    Kane -> Greenwood
                    Grealish -> Sterling
                    And use the funds to upgrade defence.

                3. bring back diop
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 29 days ago

                  On a WC
                  A) Maddison
                  B) Jimenez
                  Have vardy

                  1. LewanGOALski
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 29 days ago

                    B

                4. Athletic Nasherbo
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 29 days ago

                  Thinking to take a risk...

                  Alli + Abraham > Pulisic + Aguero(C)

                  1. Athletic Nasherbo
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 29 days ago

                    -4

                  2. jimmyabs1987
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 29 days ago

                    You think Aguero will be back?

                5. Whazza
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 29 days ago

                  Lundstram never captain, never bench?

                  mci, liv, WHU, ars, MCI

                  1. Netley Lucas
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 29 days ago

                    Bench v the big 2, play v WHM ars.

                6. Niho992
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 29 days ago

                  Repost. Posted on wrong article. Need your opinion fellas.

                  I think im doing those moves for a hit.

                  Sterling and Jimenez to Salah and Maupay for -4.

                  Salah came off early yesterday and Sterling has 1 day less of rest so he could rest vs SHU.

                  Wolves have game tonight and then away at Anfield and they could rotate as well like Brighton.

                  Maupay came from bench yesterday so he is certain starter.

                7. SADIO SANÉ
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 29 days ago

                  What's missing?

                  Foster (4.0)
                  TAA Robbo Sidibe (Rico Lundstram)
                  Mane KDB Alli Maddison (Cantwell)
                  Vardy Ings Maupay

                  1. Whazza
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 29 days ago

                    United attack

                    1. SADIO SANÉ
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 29 days ago

                      Yeah not bothered, do like Martial but think Maddison might be safer

                  2. Trophé Mourinho
                      1 month, 29 days ago

                      Its good, but how much itb? Ings and Maupay dont leave much room to maneouvre if they dry up. If you have a mill or two spare then its ok

                      1. SADIO SANÉ
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 29 days ago

                        Nothing, would be happy to get Greenwood and upgrade the other if needed

                    • Pieterke30
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 29 days ago

                      Not worried with possible Alli injury?

                      Might be tough to play with XI bc of rotation. It’s your WC team?

                      1. SADIO SANÉ
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 29 days ago

                        Yeah I am tbh, if Mahrez doesn't play tonight I could make that switch? Alli's PPM and fixtures are nice so want to keep if possible. Yeah it is

                  3. FirminoIsBetterThanYou
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 29 days ago

                    Foster
                    TAA - Evans - Kelly
                    Mane - KDB - Alli - Grealish
                    Ings(VC) - Vardy - Rashford(C)
                    Button - Hayden - Lundy - Rico
                    G2G?