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. Tsparkes10
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 25 days ago

    I know I've said it a lot but I've never felt nor wanted a mousset haul more in my life.

  2. Tsssst
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    WC active, used all the funds I had which made it all the more needful.

    Ryan Button
    TAA Soyunco Lundstram Kelly Williams
    KDB Martial Mane Salah Mooy
    DCL Vardy Ings

    Will no doubt regret it tomorow.

    1. Cruyff's Eleven
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Traore, DCL?

  3. KINGS
    1 month, 25 days ago

    What’s your ideal strike force for the next 3 GWs? I’m currently having Kane Vardy Ings

    1. STRANGER INGS
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Me too... But I'm considering ings to dcl then upgrade rico

    2. Niho992
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Jimenez
      Vardy
      Wilson

    3. JamieNumber4
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 25 days ago

      I have Kane Vardy Maupay

      Will likely downgrade Kane to DCL next week

      1. KINGS
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Downgrading Kane is a difficult decision. But damn he’s expensive

        1. Niho992
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 25 days ago

          It s not. I have him and cant wait to rid of him after next GW.

        2. JamieNumber4
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Only wanted him for Norwich and Southampton to be honest - his stats are terrible but fancied a punt given his fixtures

          1. Niho992
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Im selling after Soton

    4. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Aguero Kane Jimmy

    5. nerd_is_the_werd
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Vardy, Aguero, Kane.

      1. JamieNumber4
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 25 days ago

        given the question, this is actually spot on

    6. leroybrown84
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Kane,Vardy,Rashford

  4. Polka Wakey O'Dot
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Have I remembered right?

    Was it last season that mid priced Fwds were really thin on the ground?...could hardly be more different to this season.

    1. Brooksy86
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      This year, a bit like the Leicester year... Is an absolute freak.

  5. TorresMagic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Quick quiz

    How many games has Lingard not provided a goal or assist in 2019?

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      PL games

    2. Tsparkes10
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Every single one. Ima go with 34?

      1. Tsparkes10
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Oh. Ermmm 26, not sure how many he's players

    3. Polka Wakey O'Dot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Four hundred and eleventy two.

    4. Blunder fc
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 25 days ago

      every game

    5. Niho992
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 25 days ago

      29

    6. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Answer is 28, impressive.

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Almiron has a better record.

    7. JamieNumber4
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Players always inconsistent at his age though

    8. Niho992
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 25 days ago

      There is mine. When was the last time Spurs has CS in away PL game.

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        2 CS this season is crazy.

        1. Niho992
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Last was 1 january this year

      2. JamieNumber4
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Not this year - heard it in the commentary earlier

    9. ...al - Fireteam Zulu
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      His last assist was NYD last year or something

      1 assist in a year

      Useless player stealing a living

      1. JamieNumber4
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 25 days ago

        He’s a decent fashion designer

      2. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Assisted Pogba last Boxing Day.

        1. ...al - Fireteam Zulu
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Nice, a cool £5,214,290 earned since for that assist

          1. Brooksy86
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Holy sssssss...

    10. Brooksy86
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      There's that stat about him and Adam Johnson... Johnson has more assists over the last 6 years and has been in prison for 3... Amazes me.

    11. mixology
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      He’s United’s new Danny Welbeck. Simply not good enough in front of goal. Only gets returns against FA cup type competition. Difference is these days (unlike when we had Welbeck)the entire United squad isn’t much better

  6. 007 [RoboKlopp]
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Who is better?
    A. Rashford, Cantwell
    B. Jimenez, Martial

    Cheers.

    1. Blunder fc
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 25 days ago

      b

    2. Vasqujg
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 25 days ago

      B , no question

      Cantwell is not someone you can start every week. So you are likely to bench his best games

  7. Liftbox
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Thoughts on
    Abraham to Vardy and
    Alli to Maddison

    2 ft and have held neither all season. (Rank reflects that)

    Didn't see Alli play today. So going a but blind

    1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      The former

    2. 007 [RoboKlopp]
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Martial instead of Maddy?

    3. JamieNumber4
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Alli was horrific - would expect him to get a rest. I think the 2nd transfer is definitely worthwhile (though as 007 suggests - maybe Martial instead?) the 1st transfer feels like a bit of a no brainer

      1. barracuda
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Horrific? ugh

        1. JamieNumber4
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Only in actual football terms tbh - from an FPL perspective he was still getting the chances. But they’re chances I really would have expected him, or anyone at this level, to bury if fully fit

          1. barracuda
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            I thought he would be rested tbh, his wheels went apart at the end of the last game and he has was moving encouragingly/trying hard v Norwich- the lack of energy was his only downfall. He wasn't horrific for sure. Some great touches.

      2. michaelington
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        He was not horrific, especially in fpl terms.
        Had a few shots first half, ok he missed a good chance but he still had the chance.
        Scored a goal which was a close offside.

        1. JamieNumber4
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 25 days ago

          See above - he had opportunities. ‘Horrific’ was aimed more footballing wise than fpl wise. I own him but there’s no way around the fact that some of those misses were embarrasing

          1. michaelington
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Still, even in footballing terms he was not horrific.
            Ok, he gave a few balls away here and there. But generally thought he was ok. Didn’t have a great game but not a bad one. Would hold for Southampton. He’ll be in and around the goals for the rest of the season for spurs

            1. JamieNumber4
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 month, 25 days ago

              I think if there’s valued tied up he’s definitely worth holding. Sorry, I disagree about today - I think he was massively off it but I think he’s been excellent in weeks previous. I think it comes down to whether you think he plays the Southampton game or is rested.

          2. Polka Wakey O'Dot
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            You could make a long list of embarrassing misses by Salah and Mane..very long...are they horrific as well?

            1. JamieNumber4
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 month, 25 days ago

              You’d have to show me the misses 😆 I believe (by his own standards) he had a bad game. I was just trying to give my own feedback. If others disagree, that’s OK.

      3. Polka Wakey O'Dot
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        No true. He was quite good. His positioning was excellent, much better than Kane. It just didn’t happen for him today but he was far from horrific.

        1. JamieNumber4
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 25 days ago

          His positioning was excellent but the rest of the post I will have to ignore, sorry

          1. Polka Wakey O'Dot
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            We should agree to talk again in a month or so...I think one of us will be proven right.

            1. JamieNumber4
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 month, 25 days ago

              This makes no sense - I’m talking about today’s game in isolation - there’s no denying he’s a great player and I believe after a rest he will come good. In a month’s time I expect him to have done brilliantly so unless you’re expecting him to have done poorly I’m not sure how there’s room for one of us to have been ‘proven right’

          2. Liftbox
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Cheers all

            I appreciate the inputs.

            I'll take a look at highlights and may need to find .2 elsewhere than Alli

            Have Martial. Should have posted team.

  8. JasonG123
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    2FT. Which move?
    (A) Kelly to Holgate
    (B) Ramsdale to Fabianski
    (C) Grealish to Traore
    (D) Rashford and Alli to DCL and Salah

    1. Liftbox
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      D.
      But DCL would have to hold form

    2. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      See if Salah is essential tonight.

      1. JasonG123
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        I am reluctant to sell Rashford but it's the only way to raise the funds. 🙁

        1. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Yeah, 2 big sells there. I sold Pogba and Alli this week for Salah and got away with it.

          1. barracuda
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            U had Pogba? Auch

            1. TorresMagic™
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Just 1 GW, if only he started.

    3. osceola31909
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      C.

  9. barracuda
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    I made a mistake with the Zaha pick 3 GWs ago, but i picked nice can from my fridge just now. no.14 😉

    1. Tsparkes10
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 25 days ago

      What you slurping

      1. barracuda
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Pink gin and some nice cold lager 🙂 Day 7..constant, been quite a journey this Christmas, you?

        1. Tsparkes10
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Jesus christ hahahah, big jug of water currently. Beers over Christmas though, love an AMSTEL

    2. LFox
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      I'm with you on the Zaha pick. Looking to get rid but Norwich next game makes me want to reconsider.

  10. Tsparkes10
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Slightly worried that Ings mirrors Pukki at the start of the season... Center of their attack, can score against anyone. Told myself not to get them as the hype will die, get Pukki in and he blanks for 3/4 gwsand everyone gets rid. Feel it may be a similar case with ings... Could be huge if I avoid and go for someone else but then would hurt massively if he continues to smash it. And I do feel options are limited. Currently have Maupay and Vardy. And a budget of around 14.9 mil for a St and midfielder. Ings and Martial seems a clear winner :/.

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Sold recently for Pukki, might get back or go elsewhere.

    2. Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Ings has always been a great pick when fit tho, was last year too

    3. ...al - Fireteam Zulu
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Seems to have been doing it consistently enough to warrant the picks, I was weary at first, given his track record this season, he seems to have sorted it a bit

  11. GloryManUnited
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Do I prioritize getting Kane or TAA in?

    Kane would mean removing Ings and Maddison.

    TAA would mean removing Tomori and Grealish/Traore

    Pope
    Mendy-Soy-Kelly-Lund-Tomori
    Mane-KDB-Grealish-Madd-Traore
    Kun-Rash-Ings

    1. Tsssst
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      TAA, in for the double

  12. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Don't see the appeal in both Mane and Salah tbh.

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      I covered it this week but change soon enough.

      1. Fudgy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Where I must read

    2. GloryManUnited
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Agreed. Mane/TAA feel enough and funds used elsewhere can covers

    3. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      DGW

    4. fish&chips
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Me neither, but as a no Liverpool mid owner I'm terrified of tonight

      1. GloryManUnited
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Not a sofa big enough for this

        1. fish&chips
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Is a mane and salah red card too much to ask?

          1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Blasphemy

    5. ...al - Fireteam Zulu
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Rotation, covering angles, prep for 24, big mids

      1. Fudgy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Can spread funds better tho considering you won't captain both. Also rotation possible in gw24

        1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          That’s always a risk with DGWs however

        2. ...al - Fireteam Zulu
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Yea for sure, I just got Salah back after spreading those funds for that very reason, but I've gone full circle after not having much success spreading the funds

          Lots of points up for grabs!

    6. mixology
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      I can’t afford both but if Ings/DCL/Jiménez keep up their form, it seems fairly doable

  13. 007 [RoboKlopp]
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Hi, who is better?
    A. Jimenez, Cantwell
    B. DCL, Martial

    Cheers.

    1. GloryManUnited
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 25 days ago

      B

    2. barracuda
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      B but love Jimmy

    3. JamieNumber4
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Assuming you need to both to start at least most games - B

  14. barracuda
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    So I captained Kane once again and he delivered- sort of, I am not totally unhappy as you could imagine BUT...Why do I see him constantly:

    A- deep
    B- on the wings??
    C- no service to his feet

    HIS POSITIONING IS SO TERRIBLE

    What has happened to him?

    1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Could it be that Son creates more space for him by being more of a threat up front?

      1. barracuda
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Son rarely passes to Harold, also I think it's something to do with Moura/Ali..Those guys are so greedy.

        1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Don’t mean he necessarily passes him. Son requires constant attention from defenders in a way that perhaps the others don’t i.e. Kane can roam more freely further upfield.

      1. barracuda
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Yeah, I just don't understand his mindset. Fudge the wigs, just stay up there in the middle jeez.

    2. JamieNumber4
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Agreed. Didn’t liken his positioning at all

    3. Alonso The Great Midfielder
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      i wouldnt keep him

  15. Tube!!
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    A - Aurier > VVD or
    B - Grealish > Martial

    Ryan
    Aurier Soy Kelly
    Sterling Salah KDB Grealish Cantwell
    Vardy Rashford

    Martin Greenwood Rico Lundstram

    1. nerd_is_the_werd
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Would go with Martial.

    2. GloryManUnited
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 25 days ago

      B just

    3. Alonso The Great Midfielder
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Would find the cash for TAA

      1. Tube!!
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Could do Soy > Dunk or Cantwell > Dendonker to raise the cash.

  16. GloryManUnited
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Remove one to enable getting TAA in please.

    A. Grealish
    B. Traore (just brought in as 5th mid)
    C. Maddison

    Thanks in advance!

    1. Tube!!
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      A

    2. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      A

    3. Alonso The Great Midfielder
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      grealish i think

  17. Alonso The Great Midfielder
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    For the second gw running, i have no idea to use my 2FT. Can u guys help me out? My team is :

    Pope
    TAA- Robertson-Pereiera(Lundstram-Rico)
    KDB-Mane-Alli-Grealish(Dendo)
    DCL-Ings-Vardy

    Should i downgrade Alli/Grealish? No viable option than likes of Martial/Traore but didint trust them

    1. Tsparkes10
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 25 days ago

      V nice. Aren't you lucky, I'd be tempted to change pope

      1. Alonso The Great Midfielder
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        i wouldnt transfer before Villa game Maybe next gw

    2. GloryManUnited
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Don’t see anything very pressing.

      Robbo to a cheaper defender and upgrade elsewhere if you’re feeling it, maybe?

      1. Alonso The Great Midfielder
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Ive been very pleasure to have both of the wingback since early of season

        1. GloryManUnited
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Yeah with the DGW looming I get it. Pope out for someone would be an option too

          1. Alonso The Great Midfielder
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            that would be my transfer after Villa game

  18. davies
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Gazzaniga replacements...

    Ryan? Foster? Henderson? Fabianski?

    1. Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Fab

    2. barracuda
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Guaita

    3. Alonso The Great Midfielder
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Ryan has some nice fixture didnt he?

    4. waldo666
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Ryan

  19. barracuda
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Mahrez could do some serious damage today. I am worried about this tricky individual. His points per game are huge

    1. Tsparkes10
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Generally forgot about him. Yikes

      1. barracuda
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Rested, I am sure he starts with Kun up front.

    2. Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 25 days ago

      I'd love to own him if he was even semi nailed , but he hardly plays, it's weird because he makes city better

    3. Polka Wakey O'Dot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Strange player. Great stats, great pts but just doesn’t quite fit with the City/Pep style. Rotation will always be a worry....shouldn’t be..but is..l

      1. JamieNumber4
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 25 days ago

        He absolutely fits with the City/Pep style

    4. JamieNumber4
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Fantastic player but the trouble is City have several of them fighting for the same positions

  20. Tsparkes10
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 25 days ago

    So tomz what do we expect of city?

    Bravo
    Cancelo Fernan Stones Angelino
    KDB Rodri Bilva
    Mahrez Aguero Jesus

    Could be this?

    1. Alonso The Great Midfielder
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      hope lundstram can do some damage there

      1. Tsparkes10
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 25 days ago

        And mousset

    2. ...al - Fireteam Zulu
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      I actually played Lundstram for the lols

      So a Lundy CS and Hatty, naturally

      1. Alonso The Great Midfielder
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        maybe will hope lundstram.point from the bench

    3. barracuda
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      I like your thinking, my exact team.

    4. GloryManUnited
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Maybe a surprise Foden start and Bilva on the wing? Just a thought

      1. Tsparkes10
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Did think that tbf.

  21. GloryManUnited
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 25 days ago

    What time are price rises official?

    1. Tsparkes10
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 25 days ago

      1.30 am mate. About 40 mins ago

    2. Alonso The Great Midfielder
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      already happen like one hour ago

    3. JamieNumber4
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 25 days ago

      1.30ish I think - they were posted in the hot topics

  22. jdp219
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Tammy and --- out? 2FTs, 0.6itb

    Ryan, Button
    Trent, Aurier, Soyuncu, Rico, Lunds
    Mane, KDB, Alli, Grealish, Cantwell
    Vardy, Jimenez, Tammy

    1. Tsparkes10
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Tammy, Grealish to ings, Martial if he does bad tomz?

      1. jdp219
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Hadn't considered that.

    2. Alonso The Great Midfielder
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      tammy and aurier

      1. jdp219
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Yeah, was thinking of Aurier. Needed a little backup, I suppose.

    3. waldo666
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Can you do Tammy to Greenwood and Cantwell to Martial?

      1. GloryManUnited
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 25 days ago

        This could massively backfire IMO

    4. barracuda
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Aurier out is your no 1 priority

      1. jdp219
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Hmm. Yeah. I do like the occasional assist, though.

        1. barracuda
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Doesn't matter when you are a card magnet and get scored against twice a game on average.

          1. jdp219
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            touche

  23. seewhyaxe
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    lol waking up to 10 pts from 6 with my wildcard played.

    And also my 3rd sub Lundstram coming off the bench for Vardy.

    Absolute disaster.

    1. JamieNumber4
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Almost a brag this week mate 😆

    2. Tsparkes10
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Better than 4 from 6 🙂

      1. seewhyaxe
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        You have Maupay, don't lie!

        1. Tsparkes10
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Took a beautiful hit to bring him in though

          1. seewhyaxe
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            My pre wildcard team would at least have 15 from Rashford and Richarlison alone.

            Trying to look for positives here and this is just an one-off

    3. zøphar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      its a tough week for the wildcard given all the expected rotation , players underperforming etc

      Just remember its not for one week, you'll get the benefits in the 'normal' gameweeks to come

      1. seewhyaxe
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Cheers. Only looking forward now and hopeful for an aguero haul

  24. GloryManUnited
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Kun haul tomorrow sounds lovely lads

    1. barracuda
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Yeha, I think this one is confirmed.

    2. Tsparkes10
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Nawww, pen saved

      1. GloryManUnited
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 25 days ago

        You predicted 2-1 recently I believe? I’d be fine with him having both 😉

        1. Tsparkes10
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Tbf if KDB assists, he misses a pen and Lundstram assists mousset then same

    3. Bobby Digital
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      *KDB

  25. barracuda
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Would you expect any pts from Lundy and Hendo combo? Hendo might do a few saves, no?

    1. Tsparkes10
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Pen save and Cs. Lund gets a goal/assist and 2 baps

      1. barracuda
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        😀 😀 fine stock there

  26. Wolves Ay We
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Martial is a trap, isn't he. Every time I bring him in he just delivers blanks.

    1. barracuda
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      His biggest problem is his fragile body, the rest is fine and within the price bracket.

    2. Bobby Digital
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      He's a nice little OOP pick imo.

  27. qweriup
    1 month, 25 days ago

    rashford, targett --> DCL, taa for -4?

    1. Alonso The Great Midfielder
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      no. Why would you sell rashford....

      1. JamieNumber4
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 25 days ago

        To fund TAA is my guess.

        I’d do it

      2. Bobby Digital
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        This

    2. zøphar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Maybe downgrade someone else for the Trent cash? Man. United have hit a bit of form

      1. qweriup
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Alli?

  28. Bobby Digital
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Let's goo Tammy, spank those sellers!

  29. Ron_Manager
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    I wonder if anyone can help? I don't know what I should do with my transfers (I have 2 FT)

    Pope/Button
    TAA/Aurier/Lundstram/Kelly/Rico
    Mane/KDB/Dele/Maddison/Cantwell
    Vardy/Rashford/Ings

    1. Ron_Manager
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      0.3 itb sorry

    2. waldo666
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Pope to Ryan

  30. Albrightondknight
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    9 points from 4 played and a hit so 5 points and a 6.5 mil GW rank
    Slipped from close to 200k to 700k in 3-4 weeks.
    Bah humbug

    1. nerd_is_the_werd
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Anyone at risk of not having a captain?
      Seeing as Vardy didn't start, and some players 'could' be rested tomorrow..

      1. Albrightondknight
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        I got Salah C and Mane VC so should be ok.
        Some might be I tho k especially with Vardy.
        I need all my bench to play as it stands so any rested tomorrow and o have less than 11