Scout Notes

Why Calvert-Lewin could be next value forward as Alli unlucky at Norwich

Newcastle 1-2 Everton

Goals: Fabian Schär (£5.0m) | Dominic Calvert-Lewin x2 (£5.7m)

Assists: Andy Carroll (£5.4m) | Gylfi Sigurdsson (£7.3m), Richarlison (£8.0m)

Bonus Points: Calvert-Lewin x3, Sigurdsson x2, Richarlison x1

Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£5.7m) has furthered his case to be considered the key Fantasy asset at Everton now that Carlo Ancelotti has arrived as manager.

The centre-forward’s well-taken brace means he now has three goals in the two matches since Ancelotti took over at Goodison Park, averaging 9.5 points per game.

He has now scored eight times in the Premier League this season, more than in any other campaign in his career thus far.

Furthermore, following a blistering start to life under the Italian, Calvert-Lewin has been showered with praise from his new manager, indicating he could go on to become the Everton talisman for the remainder of the season.

“Calvert-Lewin is a very good striker but he’s young and has to improve. He’s a humble guy. I think he’s going to be at the top in England and in Europe. He has all the quality to be a top striker.” – Carlo Ancelotti

For the second match in a row, Calvert-Lewin was deployed up-front in a 4-4-2 system, this time paired with Moise Kean (£6.4m).

That ensured Richarlison (£8.0m) was involved on the left side of midfield, rather than in the front-two as we saw during Duncan Ferguson’s tenure as interim manager.

That did not stop the Brazilian from getting involved in Everton’s attacking exploits though, as he got the assist for Calvert-Lewin’s second goal by squaring from the flanks, earning a bonus point in the process.

Richarlison was particularly a nuisance from set pieces, forcing a save out of Martin Dúbravka inside the first 10 minutes before going close on the hour-mark.

The former Watford man collected the ball well following a corner and blasted an effort towards goal, forcing another good stop from the Newcastle goalkeeper. Richarlison might have had an assist for his shot had Mason Holgate (£4.4m) not been ruled offside for scoring the rebound. 

It may also be worth keeping an eye on Kean, who started the match alongside Calvert-Lewin. His pace caused plenty of problems for Newcastle on Saturday afternoon.

He went close from a set piece in the first half, before having too good chances in the opening exchanges of the second.

First, Kean used his quick-thinking to pounce on a loose ball at the back before Dúbravka smothered his effort and minutes later he steamed through the Newcastle defence and fired off another shot saved by the goalkeeper – although he probably should have squared to Calvert-Lewin.

However, Kean clearly has plenty to learn as he started to fade in the second half. He was loose in possession and gave the ball away in dangerous areas all too often.

In the 57th minute, he gave the ball straight to Isaac Hayden (£4.4m), who moved it onto Fabian Schär (£5.0m) to tee up Andy Carroll (£5.4m) for a powerful drive, well-saved by Jordan Pickford (£5.3m).

Not surprisingly, Kean was replaced by Fabian Delph (£5.3m) shortly after.

Djibril Sidibé (£5.3m) was unable to match his 12-point haul from Gameweek 19 but still looked like a dangerous outlet for Everton.

He held his place on the right while Lucas Digne (£5.7m) was benched for Leighton Baines (£4.9m).

Everton’s clean sheet was wiped out as Newcastle continue to offer an increased offensive threat, although not in a way which would encourage Fantasy investment.

Miguel Almirón (£5.8m) continues to cause problems for opposing defences but failed to add to his goal tally when he probably should have done. 

The Paraguayan midfielder poked wide in the first minute before striking the post after some characteristic marauding play from Jetro Willems (£4.7m) down the left flank.

Perhaps the only player offering some consistency in attack for Newcastle is Carroll, whose assist against Everton was his third in five starts.

The former Liverpool man admittedly missed the Gameweek 19 trip to Manchester United so may not be considered too nailed-on from a fitness perspective, but it is clear his aerial presence is really helping Newcastle.

On Saturday afternoon, centre-back Schär scored his volley after a knock-down from Carroll.

Newcastle United XI (3-5-2): Dúbravka; Lejeune (Atsu 74′), Fernández, Schär; Willems (S Longstaff 85′), Almirón, Shelvey, Hayden, Yedlin; Joelinton (Gayle 74′), Carroll.

Everton XI (4-4-2): Pickford; Baines (Mina 80′), Holgate, Keane, Sidibé; Richarlison, Davies, Sigurdsson, Walcott (Coleman 70′); Calvert-Lewin, Kean (Delph 61′).

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Norwich 2-2 Spurs

Goals: Mario Vrančić (£6.2m) | Christian Eriksen (£8.6m), Harry Kane (£11.0m)

Own Goals: Serge Aurier (£5.1m)

Assists: Emi Buendía (£6.0m) | Lucas Moura (£7.1m)

Bonus Points: Eriksen x3, Kane x2, Vrančić x1, Buendía x1

Dele Alli (£8.9m) was unfortunate not to get any attacking returns as Spurs were held to a 2-2 draw at Norwich.

The attacking midfielder, who had been an injury doubt ahead of Gameweek 20, was deployed as a centre-forward next to Harry Kane (£11.0m) in a 3-1-4-2 system by Jose Mourinho.

Ten minutes in, Alli was played in by Kane but he could only blast over the bar when he should have got a shot on target.

Just after the restart, a beautiful through-ball from Christian Eriksen (£8.6m) had Alli through on goal once more but Christoph Zimmermann (£4.4m) made a crucial intervention just as he was pulling the trigger in a dangerous location.

Alli then had the ball in the net after poking home at the far post, only to see it chalked off for offside.

In the 78th minute, Kane played a square ball across the face of goal but Alli could not make contact.

Perhaps the most frustrating event of the afternoon saw Alli play Kane in on goal for a fantastic chance to score, only for Zimmermann to foul the centre-forward give away a penalty. That robbed Alli of any chance of an assist, as Kane converted the spot-kick having earned it himself.

Either way, such a positive performance from Alli should convince his owners that there is still plenty of Fantasy life left for him.

The same goes for Kane, whose partnership with Alli certainly brought the best out of him and he now has goals in both of his last two matches ahead of a Gameweek 21 trip to Southampton.

Lucas Moura (£7.1m) was looked at as an alternative to the thought-to-be injured Alli and it was a mixed afternoon for those who made that switch.

The Brazilian was omitted from the starting-line-up as Mourinho went with a 3-1-4-2 formation, but he emerged as a half-time replacement for Juan Foyth (£4.9m).

During the second half he registered an assist for Eriksen’s free-kick, having been deemed to have forced the handball on the edge of the area with his cross, but also picked up a booking for a foul on Max Aarons (£4.4m).

Eriksen, owned by just 2.8% and making his first start since Gameweek 11, was arguably Spurs’ best player, finishing the match top for touches, successful passes and chances created.

Despite Spurs still showing some slight offensive progress under Mourinho, problems in their defence continued.

Mario Vrančić‘s (£6.2m) first-half goal ensured that Spurs finished 2019 without a single clean sheet away from home in the Premier League.

Furthermore, a second-half own-goal for Serge Aurier (£5.1m) means that only Aston Villa (16) and Bournemouth (13) have conceded more goals than Spurs (12) since Mourinho returned to the Premier League last month.

Going behind early-on forced Mourinho out of a three-man defence at half-time, with Moura replacing Foyth, who was arguably at fault for Vrančić’s goal.

“(I abandoned three at the back) because I was losing. I knew that winning 1-0 they would just try to defend and keep Pukki up. I thought Davinson Sanchez because he is our fastest defender and would be able to cope with the possible long balls in the space for Pukki. I knew in that moment we would have all the creative players on the pitch with Alli and Kane. We were going to have Lucas, Lo Celso and two midfielder for me Ndombele and Eriksen were phenomenal. Going forward we were very, very good.” – Jose Mourinho

However, Teemu Pukki (£6.6m) still found plenty of space behind the Spurs defence in the second half, his presence causing the defensive errors which led to Aurier’s own goal.

It is also worth noting that Pukki owners can feel hard-done-by in Gameweek 20. The fact that it was a defensive error from Toby Alderweireld (£5.4m) that turned the ball onto Aurier after Pukki’s run was very unlucky and he was also the subject of another VAR controversy.

He excellently plucked a Vrančić forward ball out of the sky and slotted it past Paulo Gazzaniga (£4.6m) only to have his goal ruled out for an incredibly marginal offside call.

Norwich City XI (4-2-3-1): Krul; Lewis, Hanley, Zimmermann, Aarons; Vrančić (Trybull 75′), Tettey (Cantwell 86′); O Hernández, Stiepermann (McLean 70′), Buendía; Pukki.

Tottenham Hotspur XI (3-1-4-2): Gazzaniga; Vertonghen (Moura 46′), Alderweireld, Foyth (D Sánchez 46′); Ndombèlé; Sessegnon, Eriksen, Lo Celso (Lamela 74′), Aurier; Alli, Kane.

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West Ham 1-2 Leicester

Goals: Pablo Fornals (£6.0m) | Kelechi Iheanacho (£5.7m), Demarai Gray (£5.1m)

Assists: Felipe Anderson (£6.6m) | Ayoze Pérez x2 (£6.0m)

Penalty saves: Lukasz Fabianski (£4.9m)

Penalty misses: D Gray

Bonus Points: Fornals x3, Pérez x2, Fabianski x1

Leicester’s 2-1 win at West Ham very much had the feeling of a reserve fixture as Brendan Rodgers frustrated Fantasy managers by rotating nearly his entire starting XI.

Furthermore, it proved to be Manuel Pellegrini’s final game in charge of the Hammers.

Nine of the players who were involved in the 4-0 defeat to Liverpool on Boxing Day found themselves either benched or rested for the trip to the London Stadium.

Jamie Vardy (£10.1m) was absent following the birth his daughter, Çaglar Söyüncü (£5.1m), Ben Chilwell (£5.7m), Youri Tielemans (£6.4m), James Maddison (£7.7m) and Harvey Barnes (£5.9m) were all on the bench and Ricardo Pereira (£6.5m) was not in the matchday squad either.

“Jamie Vardy’s wife had a child today, so he’s with her and congratulations to them.” – Brendan Rodgers

Of those benched assets, only Maddison and Barnes emerged in the second half, registering 26 and seven-minute cameos respectively. 

With both players blanking upon taking to the London Stadium pitch, it ensured that no Leicester asset owned by more than 6.5% scored more than two points.

Meanwhile, zero points for Vardy (51.7%), Söyüncü (19.5%) and Pereira (16.0%) blew big holes in the Fantasy template on Saturday afternoon.

The fact that so many of Leicester’s first-team players missed the win at West Ham does, to some extent, make real Fantasy lessons hard to glean.

Kasper Schmeichel (£5.4m) and Jonny Evans (£5.2m) were the only two players to keep their places after defeat to Liverpool but with the Foxes now going four matches in a row without a clean sheet, interest in their defence is declining.

There was also plenty of rotation in the West Ham team too, Michail Antonio (£6.9m) and Mark Noble (£5.1m) named on the bench, with Manuel Lanzini (£6.2m) and Carlos Sánchez (£4.3m) in the starting XI.

“We needed Carlos (Sánchez) to play but Declan Rice needed a fresh player with him. Mark Noble cannot play twice in 48 hours.” – Manuel Pellegrini

Despite the departure of Pellegrini, there were still a few things for Fantasy managers to take note of, not least a much-anticipated return to the starting line-up for Lukasz Fabianski (£4.9m).

In his first appearance since Gameweek 7, he saved a Demarai Gray (£5.1m) penalty after giving it away for a foul on Kelechi Iheanacho (£5.7m).

That said, Fabianski’s return did not exactly have a calming influence on the West Ham defence as they were, rather concerningly, carved open time and time again by Leicester’s second-team.

However, that may be exactly what the Polish international needs to get back into the Fantasy thinking. He made a total of six saves against the Foxes which, when combined with his penalty save, earned him one bonus for an eight-point score.

While Antonio has been much-discussed as a Fantasy differential recently, Pablo Fornals (£6.0m) has been creeping even further under the radar.

His second-half goal was his first of the season but a fourth attacking return since Gameweek 14. In West Ham’s last six matches, Fornals has started every time and averaged 4.8 points per game.

West Ham United XI (4-2-3-1): Fabiański; Masuaku; Diop, Balbuena, Fredericks; C Sánchez (Snodgrass 62′), Rice; Anderson, Lanzini (Ajeti 70′), Fornals; Haller (Antonio 46′).

Leicester City XI (4-4-1-1): Schmeichel; Fuchs, Evans, Morgan, Justin; Albrighton, Mendy (Ndidi 70′), Choudhury, D Gray (H Barnes 83′); Pérez (Maddison 64′); Iheanacho.

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1,815 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Fred54
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Tariq Lamptey sounds like the name you get in your FM 2040 season.

    1. The Wise Owl
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      #OutOfContextComments

    2. ChelseaGuy
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Lol

    3. Herman Toothrot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Regen wonderkid.

    4. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      A regen who’d light up a team.

    5. The Train Driver
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Thought it was Lampard son

    6. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Acceleration 13
      Pace 12
      Long shots 19
      Heading 7
      Anticipation 16
      Aggression 20

  2. Railwayman
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Celtic misses a penalty, damn.

  3. Differential (c)
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Xhaka missing the game through illness.
    Let me rephrase that.
    Xhaka missing the game through "ILLNESS".

    1. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Off to Hertha

    2. Midlands Saint73
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Travel sickness

  4. Karan14
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Best Pope replacement from GW22 onwards?

    1. The Train Driver
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Pope

    2. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Henderson

      1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Between 22-30

        WHM, BOU, BHA, NOR at home
        ars, crp, avl, new away

        1. Karan14
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Yup he does look like a decent option.

          1. RamaJama
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            So might as well keep Henderson if we have? Forgot to mention city at home

    3. beric
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Im thinking of switching 5o fabianski. Two of his two most difficult remaining fixtures come in a DGW together...win win

  5. George Agdgdgwngo
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    DCL or Ings?

    Ings is a proven scorer, but has tough fixtures

    1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      DCL for me..

    2. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      I would go with proven scorer

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        DCL not proven?

    3. beric
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Ings

    4. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Ings nailed, dcl could get competition from new striker in January

  6. kamdaraji
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    not sure if it was the correct decision to have tomori second on bench instead of Lundy. Vardy and Soyuncu didn't play

  7. Dynamic Duos
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Kane and Pulisic to Mane and DCL?

    1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Considering the same move, but Everton has City next

      1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        And Mane face SHU, Sprrs and United before DGW

        1. Dynamic Duos
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          No bad fixture for Liverpool

          1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            No, but better fixtures for Spurs'

      2. Dynamic Duos
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        DCL likes a return v City

  8. SB007
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Hoping for Tammy no show. Only casuals left have him anyway.

    1. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      He’s starting

      1. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        He’s started for his last few no shows as well.

    2. beric
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Lol

    3. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Casual? I resent that!

    4. beric
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Does irbox have him then?

    5. Lindelol
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Hope he matches Ings

    6. Vasqujg
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Casuals + Stubborns

  9. RamaJama
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Which combo?

    A) Grealish/Abraham
    B) Martial/Maupay

    Also have Rashford

  10. Here Comes The Son ★
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Is Alonso first choice when fit?

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      When it’s 3 at the back, not a flat 4.

    2. Sailboats
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      No

    3. baps sniffer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Emerson and Alonso rotate when both fit and are too expensive.

    4. HashAttack
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Last week Lampard suggested Alonso would have been a starter except for a slight problem, hence Emerson started

      It gave me the impression that Alonso was the first choice, when playing that formation

  11. dopellganger
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Any moves needed here?

    Schmeichel Button
    Taa Pereira Aurier Lundstram Rico
    Mane Alli Zaha Martial Cantwell
    Vardy Rashford Ings

    1ft 0.2 itb

    1. The Wise Owl
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      I'd prioritise getting Aurier out.

      1. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Zaha too.

        Pereira is also very expensive.

        1. dopellganger
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Zaha will be shiped after Norwich

      2. dopellganger
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Maybe wait after Sou game?
        What would be best replace?

  12. Lecky Legs FC
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Come on Willian you hauled when I needed it against Tottenham two GW's ago you can do it against Arsenal too.

  13. simong1
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Recommend changes here? 2FT, 2.6 ITB. Worth looking to get Salah in?

    Ryan

    TAA, Soyuncu, Lundstram, Kelly, Simpson

    Mane, Maddison, KDB, Ali, Dendoncker

    Vardy, Abraham, Ings.

    1. Nutmeg Rush
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Abraham > Rashy
      Simpson > Someone you could actually field if you needed to rotate

  14. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Pulisic m.i.a is so annoying!

    What to do here? 1 FT nothing ITB

    Gazza
    TAA Soy Aurier
    Salah (C) KDB Martial Pulisic*
    Kane Vardy Abraham
    ___
    Button; Lundstram Hayden Reid

    A) Pulisic to Traore (Kane to Aguero later)
    B) Kane + Pulisic to DCL + Sterling

    1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Did A yesterday

      1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Not sure what to do with the spare cash though.. Really want Mane or Sterling but that would require selling Kane

  15. It’s gonna Ben Mee
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Gambling on Pulisic getting some minutes this GW while he dropped 0.2 didn’t pay off. Fitting parting gift. Thanks for sweet FA!

    1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      He battered my team value as well.. Was at 106.6 at one point

    2. La Vida Latte
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Me too...

  16. Niho992
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Cheating Celtic

  17. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Pulisic has a hamstring injury after Southampton. #CFC #ARSCHE

    https://twitter.com/NizaarKinsella/status/1211272354199932928?s=19

    Lad only played for 23 minutes ffs!

    1. badgerboy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Classic.

    2. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      He finally gave owners something in return - a flag!

      How has it turned that badly?

    3. baps sniffer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Would have been nice to know earlier 🙁

  18. Dynamic Duos
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Best striker to bring in 6.1m>? was thinking DCL

    1. S.Kuqi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Is there any other options for that price?

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Deulofeu, Jota, Maupay

        1. S.Kuqi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Out of those options Dcl

      2. Trophé Mourinho
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Maupay and Deul also options

      3. RamaJama
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        dcl could get competition from new striker in January

        1. Dynamic Duos
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Any suggestions?

          1. RamaJama
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Maupay

        2. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Speculative... And the new guy will need to settle in first

    2. Believe it to achieve It
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Irrelevant of today's result Abraham>?

      A-Ings
      B-KCL
      C-Jiminez

      1. beric
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        C

      2. Sailboats
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        C

        1. Believe it to achieve It
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Many thanks and good luck to you!

      3. Believe it to achieve It
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        DCL-sorry!

    3. S.Kuqi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Jimenez better option than Martial? Can't fit them both in.

      1. beric
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        I have he saame choice. Sticking with jimi for the next three

      2. Lecky Legs FC
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Yeah

      3. RamaJama
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Martial more explosive and mid cs

        1. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          1st CS since mid Sept yesterday, that isn’t a selling point for Tony.

          1. RamaJama
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Agree

        2. S.Kuqi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          But he is so injury prone and have been so lucky last two gws. Surely it won't continue?

      4. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Yes, no, maybe...

        Long term!

      5. amit1964
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        jimenez better playr in a better team

        1. Niho992
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 28 days ago

          This. Wolves have a lot of better team.

      6. The Mighty Hippo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        I would say Martial. However I'm currently trying to decide between Maddison and Jiminez as well, which is a tougher call.

        1. S.Kuqi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          I think their point ceiling is the same. Would go for Maddison, better team and better fixtures

    4. Dynamic Duos
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Pulisic no show means Tomori off the bench, come on Chelsea.

    5. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Arteta has swallowed an “Essentials of Business Communication” textbook by the sounds of things

      Would fit in quite well in a middle management job at a paper merchants in Slough if the Arsenal gig doesn’t work out

      1. The Big Fella
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        ??????

        1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          I think it was David Brent who said it best:

          Because professionalism is... and that is what I want...

          1. Cookie Kid
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            I thought you hated management speak Mikael?

            1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              He’s created an atmosphere where he’s a Friend first, and a boss second

              Probably a chilled out entertainer third

          2. The Big Fella
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            What has he said/done to make you say this? (love the Office reference though.....)

            1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              Have you listened to any interviews with him

      2. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Whole?

        1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Even the glossary & appendixes by the sounds of things

      3. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Dunder Mifflin?

        1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          That’s Pennsylvania

          A whole nother level

          1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            I know, but I heard they we're doing good down there.. The team is at least in a better shape than what he got where he is currently at. DM is less of a joke

      4. Eat my goal!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Maybe that’s what the arsenal players relate to

        1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          They certainly don’t relate to football most of the time anyways

    6. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      One of the first thing Arteta should be doing as Arsenal manager is NOT agreeing to a new contract for Xhaka. Arteta should be getting rid of Xhaka.

      Xhaka is not creative enough to create loads of chances. But he is not defensive enough to protect the defence. So he offers very little.

      1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Agreed, also his decision making and discipline on the pitch is very questionable

        1. diesel001
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          He should get rid of Auba, Laca and Ozil too. They have shown themselves to be mercenaries IMO.

          I understand now why no-one wanted Auba when he was leaving Dortmund. For someone with such a prolific goalscoring record you would expect the big clubs to be in for him. But it seems they knew he was a troublemaker, which is why they did not want to touch him.

          1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            The whole spine of the team needs a complete overhaul

            Will take a few years

      2. Trophé Mourinho
          1 month, 28 days ago

          yea he needs to go for sure, bad on the pitch most of the time and terrible attitude

        • Arteta
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Granit is going back to Germany soon. Hertha Berlin wants him.

      3. lordkippe
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        With Lundstram, Salah(C), TAA & KDB do you think I will fall in rank today ?

        1. beric
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          No

        2. Old Man
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          I sincerely hope not.

        3. RamaJama
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          No way

        4. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Exact the same to me depending on Salah Lundstram and Arnold v Mane Sterling Abraham majorly

      4. Bobby
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Ffs. Tammy starts. Too much information over this Christmas period has been my undoing.

        1. beric
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Sure blame the information

          1. Bobby
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Ha harsh but fair.

        2. Zlatanzo
            1 month, 28 days ago

            It's not information mate it's all rubbish and rumours.

            1. RamaJama
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              This, some gets A bit carried away here, sounds like 90% will get rested

          • ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Don't listen to the posts here claiming so and so will be mailed or this player will be rested

            Nobody knows, it's complete guesswork

        3. Niho992
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Why is Ozil in first XI again? He is dead player anyway and player less in every game. Most overrated player ever

          1. Rainer
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Nah, if Arteta can get him ticking, he’ll help immensely.

          2. Trophé Mourinho
              1 month, 28 days ago

              big wages, fans want him playing, one of their best players when in form. If he wants to stay at Arsenal now is time to show it or he will be gone in the summer. Its like Eriksen a bit

              1. Niho992
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 28 days ago

                He isnt in form 3 years

            • ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              It's a challenge for every manager to get him playing to the levels expected of him

            • g40steve
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 28 days ago

              350k per week.

              1. Niho992
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 28 days ago

                Probably thats a reason.

                1. g40steve
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 28 days ago

                  True million a month doing nothing.

            • Lindelol
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 28 days ago

              Only World class player in their mid.

          3. g40steve
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Removed Grealish & Alli, hows team look now?

            Ramsdale
            Trent, Aurier, Soy
            Salah, KDB, Maddison, Martial
            Vardy, Ings, Rashford

            McCarthy, Traore, Lundstram, Rico

            1.7 bank.

          4. GlasgowFF
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            What should I bet with a 50 quid free bet on Arsenal v Chelsea? Thinking Auba anytime scorer?

            1. lordkippe
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              O 3,5 goals + btts

              1. Zlatanzo
                  1 month, 28 days ago

                  This

              2. dmkp
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 28 days ago

                Arsenal cleansheet

              3. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 28 days ago

                Btts

              4. Rainer
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 28 days ago

                BTTS + draw.

                That a thing?

                1. GlasgowFF
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 28 days ago

                  Yeah it is. Thinking I'll go over 3.5 BTTS.

              5. Niho992
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 28 days ago

                Chelsea win and more than 3.5 goals

              6. Holmes (specialist in failu…
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 28 days ago

                Aubameyang and Abraham to score

              7. Trophé Mourinho
                  1 month, 28 days ago

                  this game wont be a goal fest imo. I wouldnt bet on over 3.5 goals personally

              8. Stimps
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 28 days ago

                Best Aurier replacement?

                Have TAA, Lund, Soy, Montoya

                1. Zlatanzo
                    1 month, 28 days ago

                    Kelly

                  • g40steve
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 28 days ago

                    SOU next?

                2. Colonel Shoe 肝池
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 28 days ago

                  hope arse win