Scout Notes

Returns for Ings and Maupay but Grealish blanks at Watford

Danny Ings (£6.6m) scored again in Gameweek 20 as Neal Maupay (£5.8m) picked up an assist, while it was frustration for Aston Villa and Jack Grealish (£6.4m) at Vicarage Road.

Our latest festive set of Scout Notes analyse Brighton v Bournemouth, Southampton v Crystal Palace and Watford v Villa.

BRIGHTON 2-0 BOURNEMOUTH

BHABOU scout notes 1
Neal Maupay had plenty of shots but his accuracy was lacking
  • Goals: Alireza Jahanbakhsh (£5.8m), Aaron Mooy (£4.8m)
  • Assists: Neal Maupay (£5.8m), Leandro Trossard 9£5.8m)
  • Bonus Points: Mooy x3, Lewis Dunk (£4.7m) x2, Trossard x1

On his first start under Graham Potter, Alireza Jahanbakhsh (£5.8m) scored his maiden Brighton goal after just three minutes. The Iranian slotted into the far-right corner after being teed up by Neal Maupay (£5.8m).

Only minutes later, Diego Rico (£4.4m) put Josh King (£6.1m) through but the Norwegian’s effort was saved by Mat Ryan (£4.8m).

Brighton broke up the field immediately after in an end-to-end opening at the Amex Stadium, with Maupay firing over from distance.

The Frenchman rocketed another effort well over the crossbar from just outside the box in the 10th minute, before shooting wide again moments later.

Maupay had an opportunity to get off a shot inside the area after 33 minutes but failed to properly control a low Dan Burn (£4.5m) cross.

And it was the Brighton left-back who got an important block to a Harry Wilson (£5.9m) effort after the Liverpool loanee was found in the area by King.

Cherries forward King then saw Lewis Dunk (£4.7m) intercept his cutback, with the onrushing Dominic Solanke (£5.2m) denied a tap-in.

Maupay attempted another shot before the break, his weak effort rolling into the hands of Aaron Ramsdale (£4.7m).

A 55th-minute VAR check ruled that Dunk did not foul Solanke in the box as Bournemouth pushed for an equaliser.

The Video Assistant Referee was in action again moments later as Burn’s goal was ruled out for the defender himself being offside from the free-kick which resulted in his strike.

Aaron Mooy (£4.8m), who impressed as the most advanced of Brighton’s midfield three, shot just wide in the 62nd minute before Yves Bissouma (£5.0m) hit Ramsdale’s right-hand post from inside the area.

That was just after Callum Wilson (£7.4m) and Ryan Fraser (£6.9m) were brought on by Eddie Howe, while King departed the action after 72 minutes with the Cherries still trailing by a goal.

On the penalty-taking forward, Howe remarked:

We need to see how we came through today. Today was very difficult. It looks like Josh King, maybe, picked up a hamstring injury. Jack Stacey, the same. Jefferson Lerma couldn’t start today because of a hamstring problem.

The Cherries’ deficit was doubled by Mooy in the 79th minute as the Australian collected a Leandro Trossard (£5.8m) cross into the box, lifted the ball over Chris Mepham (£4.3m) before finding the corner of the net.

Maupay then hit another shot straight at Ramsdale after an exquisite touch from man-of-the-match Mooy.

A late Bournemouth flurry saw Shane Duffy (£4.8m) block efforts from Callum Wilson and Solanke, while Mepham stopped Maupay from firing yet another effort just before the final whistle.

Speaking about the on-loan Mooy, Potter said:

“Aaron is on loan for the season and we have to respect that he is Huddersfield’s player. He’s enjoying his football and he feels comfortable at the club. He’s a great person and an intelligent footballer. Previously we perhaps haven’t got the reward as a team his individual performance deserved but today we did and I’m delighted for him.” – Graham Potter

Scout notes GW20 Sat
Aaron Mooy shoots past Aaron Ramsdale to seal three points for Brighton

On Brighton’s win, Potter added:

“I am delighted with the result and the performance and proud of the players, in the way they went about the game. There was some good quality at times and it’s an important three points for everyone – the players and the supporters. We could have had another goal or two but in the end it’s a win we are delighted with.  We got the early goal but there were aspects of the first half I wasn’t so happy with. We made a few adjustments and the response was really good. Even when Bournemouth made changes it didn’t have too much effect, but at 1-0 you know that you need the second and I was pleased with how the players reacted to the disappointment of our disallowed VAR goal and kept going. We deserved to get the second one.” – Graham Potter

Potter’s opposing number Howe lamented:

“That was a tough day today, we know how good Brighton are with the ball and we gave ourselves a mountain to climb and didn’t settle in the first 10 minutes. We did recover and did well in the remainder of the first half. What was most disappointed was the second half where we needed to get on the ball and we didn’t have the composure to do that. The most difficult thing is the run of results but the strength of the squad has been knocked and that allows a feeling sorry for yourself if you don’t get the results you want. But we have to go again, find the inner strength and keep going. You know with a small squad the Christmas period is ultimate test and you need to rotate players, it’s very difficult to ask players to go twice in three days and it looks like we’ve lost Josh and Jack so it is not a good day. The games come thick and fast and this was one of the games we needed to get something and we didn’t. We need to learn our lessons.” – Eddie Howe

Brighton and Hove Albion (4-3-3): Ryan; Burn, Dunk, Duffy, Montoya; Mooy (Stephens 84′), Bissouma (Murray 89′), Propper; Trossard, Maupay, Jahanbakhsh (Alzate 84′).

Bournemouth (4-4-2): Ramsdale; Rico, Mepham, S. Cook, Stacey; Stanislas (C. Wilson 62′), Billing, Gosling, H. Wilson (Fraser 62′); King (L. Cook 73′), Solanke.

MEMBERS ANALYSIS

SOUTHAMPTON 1-1 CRYSTAL PALACE

Scout notes GW20 Sat 4
Ings gets set to celebrate after slotting past Guaita
  • Goal: Danny Ings (£6.6m) | James Tomkins (£5.0m)
  • Assists: None | Luka Milivojevic (£6.7m)
  • Bonus: Ings x3, Tomkins x2, Milivojevic x1

Danny Ings (£6.6m) made it 12 league goals for the season at St. Mary’s on Saturday afternoon after capitalising on a mistake from popular budget defender Martin Kelly (£4.4m) in the second half to earn a point for Southampton.

Crystal Palace thought they had taken the lead after 13 minutes, only for VAR to intervene. Wilfried Zaha (£6.9m) bamboozled the Saints defence in the box before finding Max Meyer (£5.2m), who slammed a shot past Alex McCarthy (£4.3m).

But Zaha was ruled to be offisde as he received the ball, in what was a marginal call from the Video Assistant Referee. It means the Ivory Coast international still has just one attacking return since Gameweek 15.

Southampton’s best chance of the first half fell to Jan Bednarek (£4.4m), who failed to hit the target from close range after a wicked James Ward-Prowse (£5.9m) free-kick.

Ings had two efforts blocked in the box immediately after the restart before Palace took the lead.

James Tomkins (£5.0m) rose highest to meet Luka Milivojevic‘s (£6.7m) set-piece delivery, with the defender’s header rifling past McCarthy via the crossbar.

Tomkins will not have been happy with Kelly for his role in the Saints’ equaliser. The right-back’s poor attempt at a pass to his fellow defender ended up at the feet of Ings, who coolly slotted past Vicente Guaita (£5.1m).

After a first half without a shot on target, there were seven in the second period. Five of those came for the home team, with Ings heavily involved.

The forward headed just over Guaita’s crossbar after 81 minutes, before Ward-Prowse saw the Palace netminder keep out his free-kick – one of Guaita’s four saves at St. Mary’s. The Spaniard had already made a great stop from substitute Moussa Djenepo (£5.2m), returning from injury.

Ralph Hasenhuttl was pleased with the amount of chances created by his team, saying:

“It was a pity that Moussa didn’t score – it was a great save from the goalkeeper – and Ingsy had a good chance, with another great save from the goalkeeper, so I think we showed a good reaction after the goal. I think the team knew it is difficult if you go one down against this team, but we stuck to the game plan and Moussa made a good impact as a sub. In the end, we had more chances than the opponent, so I think it was not such a bad game for us. It was absolutely a deserved point and maybe, with a little bit of luck, we could’ve taken more.” – Ralph Hasenhüttl

Speaking about his current injury list – which includes three first-choice defenders and could see Kelly added to that list – Roy Hodgson said:

It’s all very well to talk about injuries and people do but not too many people have seven players [injured], all of whom are in the first team. The only one you could say maybe hasn’t played so much is Scott Dann but the other six [Cahill, Ward, Van Aanholt, Schlupp, Townsend, Benteke] are all players who probably would have played today had we had them available. We’re not talking about players who are bit-part players, we’re talking about regular first-teamers and as a result of course we had a bench with three Under-23s who haven’t played [in the league]. We have Connor Wickham who’s not played in three years from the start, Victor Camarasa who’s not started a game as yet and then we have Cheikhou Kouyate who ends up on the field. I know one thing: whatever team we put out [v Norwich City], however well we succeed in patching them up or maybe in one or two instances not patching them up, those players who go out there with a Crystal Palace shirt on will definitely give their all, like today. [Jairo] Riedewald played his first full game. He’s been with me two or three years, Jairo, and I think that’s his fourth or fifth [start] in the first-team. [He was] fantastic. Martin Kelly, injured, playing right-back [and he is a] centre-back really. [James] McCarthy, only his second full game from the start. Max Meyer hasn’t really played very much in the season so far.” – Roy Hodgson

Southampton XI (4-4-2): McCarthy; Bertrand, Bednarek, J Stephens, Cedric; Redmond, Ward-Prowse, Højbjerg, Boufal (Armstrong 68′); Ings, Adams (Djenepo 63′).

Crystal Palace XI (4-5-1): Guaita; Riedewald, Sakho, Tomkins, M Kelly; Zaha, McCarthy, Milivojevic, McArthur, Meyer (Kouyate 84′); Ayew.

MEMBERS ANALYSIS

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WATFORD 3-0 ASTON VILLA

Scout notes GW20 Sat 1
Deeney’s rebound squeezes past Heaton
  • Goals: Troy Deeney (£6.2m) x2, Ismaila Sarr (£6.2m)
  • Assists: Abdoulaye Doucoure (£5.6m), Etienne Capoue (£4.8m)
  • Bonus: Deeney x3, Craig Cathcart (£4.3m) x2, Capoue x1

Jack Grealish (£6.4m) drew a blank at Vicarage Road on Saturday, while also picking up a late yellow card for his troubles as Nigel Pearson’s Watford revolution continued.

The Hornets have two wins and one draw in the past three Gameweeks and put Dean Smith’s Aston Villa to the sword in this relegation-zone scrap.

After the game, the Lions’ boss said:

“The performance in the first half lost us the game. It was nowhere near good enough. Watford looked more committed but, having said that, we had a great chance [Wesley’s header].” – Dean Smith

Christian Kabasele (£4.3m) saw Tom Heaton (£4.5m) palm his early effort off the line after Troy Deeney‘s (£6.2m) flick-on from a corner.

Ben Foster (£4.8m) matched Heaton in the 25th minute, using his leg to divert a close-range Wesley (£5.7m) header over the bar after a Conor Hourihane (£5.7m) cross.

VAR then decided not to award a penalty after Wesley clashed with Craig Cathcart (£4.3m) in the Watford area.

Ismaila Sarr‘s (£6.2m) blocked shot led to a 40th-minute corner for the Hornets and after a bit of pinball, Deeney was presented with a glorious opportunity to score but his weak effort rolled into Heaton’s hands.

But the Watford captain made up for his miss moments later. Ezri Konsa (£4.3m) had his attempted clearance charged down by the buzzing Hornets, which resulted in Heaton pushing out an Abdoulaye Doucouré (£5.6m) effort.

The Villa keeper could not stop Deeney’s rebound from making its way into his far corner, however, as the home side took the lead just before the interval.

The away team continued to look shaky at the back as the second half began but were handed an advantage when Adrian Mariappa (£4.2m) was sent off for a second bookable offence.

That did not stop Pearson’s men attempting to stretch their lead and a Douglas Luiz (£4.4m) foul on Deeney in the area led to a 68th-minute penalty for Watford.

Smith added:

“There was a lot of frustration out there. It [Douglas Luiz’s challenge for the penalty] was shoulder-to-shoulder. There is a foul on Jack for the third goal, but the fourth official told me that the player got the ball, when he obviously didn’t.” – Dean Smith

The striker made no mistake as he fired past Heaton from the spot, just after Matt Targett (£4.4m) left the pitch due to an injury – meaning the left-back picked up two points rather than one, in a Gameweek where it appears every point will really count.

Another Watford break minutes later saw FPL midfielder Sarr convert inside the area from Etienne Capoue‘s (£4.8m) cross.

The Villans failed to capitalise on Mariappa’s dismissal, with the talismanic Grealish managing three shots and picking up that injury-time booking in an ill-tempered affair.

We knew that it was going to be a tough season. There is no excuse, we have to perform better than we did today. – Dean Smith

Watford XI (4-2-3-1): Foster; Femenía, Cathcart (Masina 85′), Kabasele, Mariappa; Capoue, Hughes (Chalobah 46′, Dawson 60′); Deulofeu, Doucouré, Sarr; Deeney.

Aston Villa XI (4-3-3): Heaton; Targett (Guilbert 66′), Hause, Konsa, El Mohamady; Hourihane, D Luiz, Lansbury (Kodjia 73′); Grealish, Wesley, Jota (El Ghazi 46′).

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2,380 Comments Post a Comment
  1. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Richarlison to Sarr (or Traore) and Greenwood to DCL for -4 and this team

    Ryan (Button)
    TAA Söyüncü Kelly (Lundstram Rico)
    Salah KDB Alli Sarr (Grealish)
    Vardy Rashford DCL

    1. Nuno
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Why have Sarr, Grealish and DCL. Turn one of these into fodder, or just keep Greenwood. Would prefer a 3-4-3 though.

    2. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Sarr or Traore your preference?

      1. dunas_dog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Prefer Traore

  2. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Will switch pog to Martial purely to avoid stress no doubt...
    But what do we think of him going forward? Is he likely to be on his way, eased in gently, playing deep....?

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Sold

      1. Nuno
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        +1

      2. osceola31909
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Yep. I imagine that is the primary reason he has not gotten a lot of playing time since he returned. Need to get used to doing without him.

  3. Nuno
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Gazzaniga
    TAA Taylor Kelly
    Salah Mane KDB Traore
    Vardy Rashford Maupay

    Rico Lundstram Dendoncker

    0.5 ITB, any changes or save the transfer?

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Save

  4. FF Dirtbag
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Can only really do this tonight with dcl going up in price.. So what's the thoughts on:

    Abraham and Maddison - > sterling and DCL for - 4

    1. in sane in de bruyne
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      I like it

  5. UnitedFan
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Grealish > ?

    Budget is 6.9. Other mids are Salah, KDB, Alli, Dendoncker.

    1. antis0cial
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Traore

  6. Ask Yourself
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    OR 207 now. Ffs. Hasn’t even felt like I’ve done that well recently but been flying up the ranks no matter what. It has been an experience that has shown me that FPL is pure luck for the most part though x

    1. Zico Senna
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      It's reading things like this that make me wanna harm myself this season.

      1. FPL_DON
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        lol

      2. Ask Yourself
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        I’m so sorry if I don’t post about it I will burst 🙁

        1. Zico Senna
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 9 days ago

          i's ok, you can help me with my question shortly please 😉

          1. Ask Yourself
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 9 days ago

            Oh no advice hasn’t been my strong point but I’ll give it a go xx

      3. osceola31909
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        LOL. An honest poster.

      4. Mo Salah No Mane
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        LOL!!!!

    2. Athletic Nasherbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Well done. You’re a good user aswell so even better!

      What’s been the success so far then? That big move/s that got you there?

      1. Ask Yourself
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Very kind of you to say so 🙂
        Played fairly poorly for most of the season so far which makes it feel strange, eg not owning Vardy’s 20 pointer and benching Perez’s 20 pointer in the same week!!

        But nothing that special really. The only stand out thing is having Double united attack hauling every week whilst everyone else has been convinced they’re awful. Other than that I haven’t always nailed my captain or anything. Just lucky things, like Guaita and ings being ridiculously consistent.

        1. Athletic Nasherbo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 9 days ago

          Fair enough!

    3. Nuno
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      I hate FPL

    4. Nuno
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Well done on rank though, good luck to you

      1. Ask Yourself
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Lol I’m sorry nice one mate you too x

    5. Tsparkes10
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Hahaha for sure. Especially with VAR this year, still have to take lots of credit though. Well done mate

      1. Ask Yourself
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Technically VAR ruling out wrong decisions makes it less lucky 😉 cheers man you were a big help early on in the season so you can have some credit too xx

        1. Tsparkes10
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 9 days ago

          In what way? By telling everybody to not get Lundstram Hahaha, but cheers. Good to appreciated on here, highly rate your opinion too and not a bad word 🙂

          1. Ask Yourself
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 9 days ago

            Hahaha that wasn’t your fault I was doing the same thing. You always responded to my posts back then and it was always insightful. Back at you brother x

            1. Tsparkes10
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 9 days ago

              Will try to keep it up, although wouldn't blame you for blanking me when you're a good 380k ranks above me hehe

    6. in sane in de bruyne
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Wow! GJ mate

      1. Ask Yourself
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        X

    7. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Good luck, take it all down mate! Soon I will start posting "Ask Yourself knows..."

      1. Ask Yourself
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        I could do with a respected member of the community spreading my name x
        I did very much enjoy when you said it last GW xx

    8. PlumaPiedra
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      I've just dropped out the top 1m. Congrats 🙂

      1. Ask Yourself
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        🙁 stop that now i feel bad 🙁

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

          Hah it's all good mate, just feeling sorry for myself. Happy for you!

    9. Mo Salah No Mane
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Be prepared for your life to change.
      You're going to be on the fpl show next season and doing the scoutcast.

      1. Ask Yourself
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        I am more than happy to take over the scoutcast to give it back to the people again

    10. Ain't No Holebas Girl
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Awesome, keep going!

  7. No Pukki, No Party!
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Hi all, could really appreciate some input.....my current team is:

      Pope, Guaita
      Aurier, Periera, TAA, Kelly, Sidibé
      Mane, Maddison, Alli, DeBrunye, Cantwell
      Vardy, Jiminez, Maupay

      Really not sure if I should wildcard? My thoughts would be:

      Cantwell > Martial
      Maupay > Greenwood
      Periera > Soynucu

      1. Samwise the Brave
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Wouldn't go near Greenwood. Ole doesn't trust the youth

        1. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 9 days ago

          Poppycock

    • FPL_DON
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      When do price changes usually take place?

      1. Lingard’s Shin Guards
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 9 days ago

        1 hr

        1. FPL_DON
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 9 days ago

          Thanks

      2. Athletic Nasherbo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        I believe 1.30

        1. FPL_DON
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 9 days ago

          Cheers mate

      3. Mo Salah No Mane
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        1.30 uk time

    • Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Odds on DCL only rising once before next GW starts?
      Would be priced out at 5.9m but don't really want to bring him in for Mousset just to bench vs. City away!

      1. Athletic Nasherbo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Yeah he will only rise once

      2. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Things could change by then, injury etc. if you just put on the bench ... would find other way after City

      3. Mo Salah No Mane
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Only once

    • Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Yesterday I was at a party and me and a few other guys I didnt know before segued into FPL talk after discussing the City Wolves game. One of the guys was adamant that Bravo was now a great pick and he was considering selling Henderson for him (he didnt know the rules about bans and wouldnt listen when told Ederson would be out for just 1 game because "a straight red is always a 3 match ban!"). I just shrugged and didnt bother pushing my case as there was no point getting into an argument about it. He then started talking about captaincy choice and was arguing that Vardy was the best captain choice for this game week and there was "0 chance their best player is rested". Again not listening to reason about Rodger's comments about rotation and less than 2 days of rest for Leicester.

      He then asked what ranks we were and I just said "meh could be better" instead of my honest feelings about my 600k rank because I didnt want to sound condescending to this obvious casual player who might think 500k+ is a great rank. He then shows me his team and he's top 1k....

      I talk a lot of crap about casuals and season of the casual etc but there is some truth to it. Very anomalous season so far where a lot of people with poor histories are crushing it. Seeing it in all my mini leagues.

      1. Sun Jihai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Bravo CS and penalty save incoming next GW!

      2. Wild Rover
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        You made this up

        1. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 9 days ago

          No I didnt. You dont have to believe me though.

          1. Wild Rover
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 9 days ago

            It's just a made up story you're passing off as genuine to back up your relentless 'casual' comments

            1. Brosstan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 9 days ago

              As I said you dont have to believe me. Literally no point making it up.

              1. Wild Rover
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                3 months, 9 days ago

                You haven't been away from here long enough to go to a party 😛

                1. Brosstan
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 9 days ago

                  :p This place is one of the first things I check when im on the shitter or otherwise on the phone

        2. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 9 days ago

          😀

        3. Athletic Nasherbo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 9 days ago

          This

      3. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Link to his team?

        1. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 9 days ago

          It was just a random guy I made small talk with

          1. TorresMagic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 9 days ago

            As expected.

            1. Brosstan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 9 days ago

              You're really unprofessional as a mod with the way you treat me. I dont even know what your issue is with me but you keep making snide remarks whenever you can.

              1. A Dog Has Its Day
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 8 days ago

                Call 999. This bullying should not be tolerated.

      4. JamieNumber4
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 9 days ago

        The parties you and I go to are very different.

        1. Tsparkes10
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 9 days ago

          Looool

        2. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 9 days ago

          People dont small talk at the parties you go to?

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

        I hope ye used protection, ye filthy animals

      6. Mo Salah No Mane
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        F*** you guys are hilarious!!!

      7. Rhinos
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Someone who is engaged enough in fpl to be thinking bout Ederson to Bravo ain't a casual. Also Vardy was captained by plenty of hard core players

    • Alli
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      A) Graelish, Tammy > Traore, Rashford
      B) Aurier, Graelish > Robbo, Traore
      C) Aurier, Grealish, Tammy > TAA, Traore, Jiménez (-4)

    • DMP
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Pukki to Calvert Lewin or Maupay?

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 9 days ago

        DCL after City

    • Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Hey all. Advice appreciated.

      Ryan
      TAA / Pereira / Aurier
      Salah / KDB / Alli / Pulisic / Grealish
      Abraham / Vardy

      Button // Rico / Lundstram / Connolly

      Abraham & Pulisic burning a hole in my pocket. Good fixture next GW, then for the next few, but worth keeping or not?

      - Was looking at DCL & Martial in
      - Do you prefer Rashford or Martial?

      1. Athletic Nasherbo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Rashford over Martial
        Get rid of Chelsea assets- Chelsea fan too

    • Tony Martial
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Transfers?
      Targett,Rico,soyuncu,Richarlison.?

      Guaita

      Targett Soyuncu Rico Hanley Lundstram

      Mane Salah KDB Ali Richarlison

      Vardy Greenwood Ings..

    • FeverPitch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Any thoughts on Abraham to Rashford (C) -4?

    • Nightf0x
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Start

      A) ryan or ramsdale
      B) maupay or traore

    • Zico Senna
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Well, after some discussion about being forced into using my 2nd WC earlier, this is what was posted:

      My team now:

      Hendo
      Soy - TAA - Lundstram
      Moura - Salah - KDB - Mane - Grealish
      Vardy - Maupay
      ________________________________
      Button: Greenwood: Reid: Aurier

      Was going to WC to this this:

      Fabs
      Lundstram - TAA - Soy
      Alli - Salah - KDB - Martial - Maddison
      Vardy - Jiminez
      ______________________________
      Button: DCL: Hanley: Holgate

      I'm speechless this season, literally no idea anymore at 2.6m OR!
      However, after being talked out of it, i realise it may be the best way to go about it?

      So from the orginal team, how about Grealish + Moura >> Martial + Traore for -4?

      Got to carry on taking hits it seems as this team needs sorting asap.
      Appreciate your opinions guys.

      1. Zico Senna
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Could then also do Maupay to Jimi for -8, but may have to leave that until next GW.

        1. Samwise the Brave
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 9 days ago

          Make the -4, hold off on Jimmy. See what the word is on Maupay for next game. I'd look at something along the lines of Maddy + Maupay for firminho + cheap in prep for the double

          1. Zico Senna
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 9 days ago

            Firmino is a nice choice, but i don't have maddi if you meant transfer him out.

      2. DMP
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Absolutely no need to WC that team. Log out.

        1. Zico Senna
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 9 days ago

          I know, but at that rank, it's just not performing, my ability to dodge points this season has been sensational, skillful actually.

          But, like i say, after being talked out of it, those moves appealing in my circumstances?

          1. Zico Senna
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 9 days ago

            Plus, scoring 0 from 5 players today has been the final straw i feel.

        2. Zico Senna
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 9 days ago

          Easy to say when not at my rank and having the season from hades mate 😉

      3. Athletic Nasherbo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Honestly I don’t like your WC draft BUT at 2.6m forget about the usual chip strategies!

        My view is that most of the casuals know how to navigate the chips nowadays so you won’t rise as much as you like.

        A successful wildcard, and one which can benefit you far more than a DGW one is the way for you my friend.

        1. Zico Senna
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 9 days ago

          Agreed, so your in agreement to maybe WC? Every time i've used a 2nd one early it's worked out funnily enough.
          Anything you'd alter to my WC draft so it's stronger or kinder on the eyes?

          1. Athletic Nasherbo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 9 days ago

            It’s a common myth that a WC actually benefits if you hold it for GW 35 blanks! You’re literally benefitting from like 4/5 games max choosing naff options because they have a double gameweek.

            For me your WC draft is miles to safe which is understandable considering it hasn’t gone well for you hence you’re not confident to make different decisions.

            The defence is fine in all honesty.

            Midfield: Don’t like Maddison/Martial and ultimately for you to rise the rankings you’ll need to get Mane + Salah

            Forwards: Keep Vardy and have Rashy if you can! If not Maupay and Ings look great

            1. Zico Senna
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 9 days ago

              Totally agree, it'd be too late by then for me to make a postive impact when ground can already be made with a successful stab at it.
              You're exactly right, confidence is low, hence low confidence decisions to try stay afloat.
              Well i already have Mane + Salah, so just build around those?
              Yeah i'd like Rashy in there alongside Vardy ideally. Ings has been the bain of my life not bringing him in.

              1. Athletic Nasherbo
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 9 days ago

                The key mate is looking at those players who have annoyed you this season.

                Sounds like Ings + Rashford have for sure?

                Then get them in. You won’t have time to improve the rank if you wait imo.

                Yes build from Mane and Salah and never ever create a draft that doesn’t have both in. It’s that simple- two best attacking players in the league by a mile.

                1. Zico Senna
                  • 8 Years
                  3 months, 9 days ago

                  Very true, i really like jiminez as well, who i've had alongsdie Rashford not long ago, also held on to Salah for the longest part, dumped him for two game hauls. Just cant write it this season. Also benched Tammy for his haul when he scored 12 pts and didn't shift for Ings, all major mistakes have costed dearly, couple that with dumping TAA for his 24 pt haul, and we have the icing on the cake.
                  Refreshing to see you're in favour of the WC in my case though mate, thank you.
                  I'd be interested in what you'd put together for a WC then with keeping mane and salah as the spine awhilst keeping Vardy and qeezing Rash in there?

                  1. Athletic Nasherbo
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    3 months, 9 days ago

                    I’m looking at a second wildcard next week. My TV is quite high so obviously won’t be able to replicate but you’ll get a good idea

                    Fabianski Martin
                    TAA Evans Sidibe Lundstram Dunk
                    Salah Mane Alli Richarlison Cantwell
                    Rashford Ings Maupay

                    Albeit Alli and Rashford could also be Martial + Vardy. Haven’t really decided.

            2. Zico Senna
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 9 days ago

              Plus will Salah and Mane even both play in DGW?

              1. Athletic Nasherbo
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 9 days ago

                No point even thinking about it. Everyone will have both come that time. You’ll get ahead of the curve by having both now!

      4. Ask Yourself
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Your team now is fine and Aurier over Lund. Making rash decisions barely pay off it’s a waiting game then you strike when everyone else is weak x

        1. Zico Senna
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 9 days ago

          Traore is really low owned and really attacking? Would help me move up i would of thought?
          Patient decisions or rash decisions, nothing has worked this season bud, jsut feel like it needs a refresh, the key is losing Mane to freshen up other areas, but would bring him back for the double. I never know when everyone else is weak lol.

          1. Zico Senna
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 9 days ago

            Oh, reply fail in part to TSparkes below this, sorry bud.

          2. Tsparkes10
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 9 days ago

            He's risen twice in last few days. He's the next bandwagon, may be worth for next 3/4 fixtures I guess. Really wish I'd jumped on people like Ings earlier but finally doing it now so probs fail hahahaha

      5. Tsparkes10
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 9 days ago

        I wouldn't go for Traore if trying to move up. Kinda transfer that loads of people make and ends up failing. In your case I'd go for something more risky like a Deeney or Delu, possibly sarr or mooy?

    • Cookie Kid
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      A) Maddison and Jimi
      B) Traore and Rashford

      1. in sane in de bruyne
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        A

      2. Nuno
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        A. 15.2m
        B. 14.5m

    • in sane in de bruyne
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      On WC. Which one?

      A) Foster, Dunk, Sidibe
      B) Ryan, Kiko, Digne + 0.1m

      X (4.0)
      TAA X Lord X Rico
      Salah Mane KDB Martial Mooy
      Vardy Ings DCL

      Really like Digne on set pieces so leaning B.

    • Tsparkes10
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Tm, do you think Martial rises tonight mate? Gone up 30 since I checked at about 10ish... Know it isn't always the players above 100 on price changes website.

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        He could for sure. Performance means under 100 can happen.

        1. Tsparkes10
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 9 days ago

          Cheers, pull the trigger on Mousset, Grealish to Ings, Martial then?

          1. TorresMagic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 9 days ago

            Rather the extra info on todays games.

            1. Tsparkes10
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 9 days ago

              True, cheers. Suppose its only risk of 0.1 instead of 3 of them going up/down.

              1. clodhopper
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 9 days ago

                Calm down kidda

      2. fr3d
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        When they produce points, Man Utd players will rise faster than any other player. He'll rise

        1. fr3d
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 9 days ago

          Never mind didn't realise it's half an hour until changes

    • Sailboats
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Anyone going with double Pool defence along with Salah/Mane?

    • JasonG123
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Which move?
      (A) Kelly to Holgate
      (B) Ramsdale to Fabianski
      (C) Grealish to Traore
      (D) Rashford and Alli to DCL and Salah

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

        If you have Mane then I would save otherwise D looks good but would be reluctant to lose Rashford, guessing that's your only viable option to raise funds?

        1. JasonG123
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 9 days ago

          I have 2FT!

          1. JasonG123
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 9 days ago

            I also own Mane already.

          2. waldo666
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 9 days ago

            Ah right! Leaning to A in that case.

      2. It’s gonna Ben Mee
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Definitely don’t sell Rashford ahead of Arsenal

    • Dynamic Duos
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Jiminez or DCL?

      1. Sailboats
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Jimi

      2. Athletic Nasherbo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Has to be Jiménez

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

        Jimenez, by a stretch for mine.

      4. FPL_DON
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        I feel like DCL far better value

    • Torres76
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      KDB, Mane, Ali, Cantwell, Grealish

      I’m after Traore.

      1. Sell Grealish for Troare
      2. Sell Cantwell for Troare
      3. Don’t buy Troare - keep Grealish, Cantwell

    • osceola31909
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Which site is more accurate this year? FPL Statistics or Fantasy Football Fix?

      1. fr3d
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Fplstat every year

    • AD2110
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Guys what do you think?

      Sterling to Mane? Or hold and save the ft. Got 1.7m ITB

      Ryan (Button)
      Soy, Lund, Aurier (Baldock, Kelly)
      Salah, KDB, Sterling, Madd (Dend)
      Vardy, Jiminez, Ings

    • Torres76
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Pope, McGovern

      TAA, Soyunci, Lundstrom, Kelly, Reid

      KDB, Mane, Ali, Cantwell, Grealish

      Jiminez, Vardy, Abraham

      Bank: 3.9m

      Tempted to get in Traore. Any swaps needed?

      Cheers

    • It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Just noticed that Ings became the first player below 7m to hit 100 points. Happened GW 19.

      What an absolute steal he is. My best signing this season.

      1. SC not pearls before swine
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Selling Ings after he was benched weeks 5 and 6 and not getting him back because of stubborn stupidity causes me great suffering.

      2. DMP
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        True bargain.

        Now Cconsidering Maupay or DCL for Pukki alongside with Vardy and Ings. Toughts?

        1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 9 days ago

          I prefer DCL of the two. Think they’ll get better with time as Ancelotti settles in.

          1. DMP
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 9 days ago

            Ty.

    • MoManeTaa
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Shifted to 442 from 343

      Tammy + Aurrier ➡ TAA + Greenwood

      1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        343 with Greenwood sounds risky

      2. in sane in de bruyne
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Sounds good

    • Strchld
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      If Sterling is rested tomorrow, someone taking him over Mane/Salah?