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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. ElliotJHP
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    A) Kane to Aguero
    B) Kane & Grealish to Salah & DCL

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

      Keep Kane, scoring, bonus points, and easy fixtures!

      1. ElliotJHP
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Aye I get it but he is so frustrating when you actually watch the games haha! Just feel for the money he isn't gonna maintain, might give one more GW though

    2. HurriKane
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      B with Maupay over DCL

      1. ElliotJHP
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Have Maupay already but I am swaying B dependant on todays game

    3. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      None

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

      Keep kane one more week, at least you know he's nailed to start.

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

    Who would do well under Moyes if they had a “new” manager bounce? Apart from Arnie (I’m sure it was Moyes who converted him to a striker) can we remember who did well for West Ham in 2017/18 the last time Moyes was in charge?

    I thought Antonio did well, but his 17/18 history is 1350 mins (Equivalent of 15 x 90 minute games) and he only had 3 goals, 2 assists.

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

      Yep that was moyes. We had 10 behind the ball then because arnie was so good he could have it hoofed you to him and he’d crest chances out of nothing. Antonio is cut from the same cloth but hard to see him sacrifice Haller for stale tactics. Expect a 5 at the back with 2 up top (Haller and Antonio). In which case it might be way better than we think.

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

        Hopefully. I’ve got 7m to take a punt on a mid and I’m considering Antonio.

    2. Athletic Nasherbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      I seem to remember nobody really did that well...

  3. danlynch13
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Martial or Maddison?

    1. HurriKane
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Martial

    2. ALegendJ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      If you have Rashford, then Maddison imo, Leicester fixtures are favourable

      1. HurriKane
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Doesn't matter if you got Rashford. I prefer to go with the firm player who is literally playing centre forward

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

          Then you have answered yourself, but I prefer Maddison for the fixtures and set pieces, Martial injury prone and no set pieces and tougher fixtures

  4. HurriKane
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Henderson and Pope owners what are your plans? Fixtures not looking good for both

    Im planning to bring in one of Ryan or Fabianski

    1. danlynch13
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Ditch one use cash elsewhere stick with hendo

      1. HurriKane
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        I meant Henderson or pope owners

    2. ALegendJ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Ryan in

      1. HurriKane
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Even if you got Dunk already?

    3. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Pope here.
      Ryan seems to be the deal but I also want to bring in Dunk. Higher ceiling same price, has at least one header per match.

      Foster can be a good one.
      Watford are tight

    4. HamezMace
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      I’ve got Gazzaniga.
      And torn between Ryan and Fabianski...will probably go Fabianski just because I’m a sucker for a DGWer

  5. matiakez
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Ryan
    Aurier Kelly Ricardo
    Maddison KDB Mane Sarr
    Kane Vardy Jimi

    Button Rico Lund Dendo

    Abything needed? Plenty who i want rid of but feel like rolling the free might be the better option?

    1. HurriKane
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Kane Maddison to Maupay Salah?

  6. Chelsea91
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Hendo
    Aurier kelly Taa
    Mane,kdb,Ali,Maddy
    Jimmy,Vardy(c),Rash

    Button Cantwell Rico Lund

    Hope the team is good to go?

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

      G2g for me

      1. Chelsea91
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Thanks matw

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

    Hi all. 2 FTs, 3.0 ITB. I have decided that Tammy will be coming out, and Salah will be coming in, this means I’m going to have to rock a budget forward to help fund the Salah move.

    Question 1: Ship out Maddison or Richarlison

    Question 2: Bring in DCL or Maupay (can’t afford ings)

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

      I'd ship Richarlison and bring in DCL

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

        Interesting. Big toss up between DCL & Maupay now...

    2. Chelsea91
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Rich out dcl in , maddy keep

  8. Strchld
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    If Sterling is rested today, could he be better pick than Salah for upcoming weeks?

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

      Let's see what today brings, unlikely he is rested though

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

        Why unlikely? He's been playing a lot of minutes lately.

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

      Not really.
      Salah and Mane are getting all the points.
      If sterling gets rested is an issue.
      He is also on 4 yellows

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

    Likelihood of a start today?

    A. Salah
    B. Mané
    C. KdB
    D. Sterling

    1. potatoace'scott talent
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Start
      Maybe not
      Start
      Maybe not, he took kuns role last game. Time for a rest.

    2. ALegendJ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      99%
      55%
      99%
      80%

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

      85%
      85%
      100%
      25%

    4. Chelsea91
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 25 days ago

      I think salah will be rest today and mane will start as he is my vc

  10. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    What's the best time to do the Alli to Salah upgrade from these?
    A. Gw22 Alli (LIV) Salah (spu)
    B. 23: Alli (WAT) Salah (MNU)
    C. 24: Alli (NOR) Salah (wol/whu)

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

      C

    2. ALegendJ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      I'd keep Alli and upgrade elsewhere, fixtures too nice especially Norwich at home again

    3. EL tridente
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      A

    4. potatoace'scott talent
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      The best time for that switch is as soon as humanly possible.

    5. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 25 days ago

      23 for me.

      Salah will perform good vs utd.gut instinct.
      Ali will still continue to deliver points but I am not convinced but spurs at all

  11. danlynch13
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Is Trent essential? I took him out for the blank, should I be looking to get him straight back?

    1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Not essential

    2. Athletic Nasherbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Yes

    3. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 25 days ago

      He is.
      A winger in form which gets pints for clean sheets is always essential.

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

      Yes imo

    5. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 25 days ago

      DGW you need to get him back

      Before that I’d expect him to be rested

  12. Whats the Mata?
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Best gk replacement for Henderson?

    Foster? Ryan? Ramsdale? Guaita?

    Is it worth spending the extra cash on Schmeichel and double up on Lei defense with Soyunchu?

    1. potatoace'scott talent
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Foster.
      That's who I swapped him for this gw.

    2. ALegendJ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Ryan set and forget imo

  13. Oggle22
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Best Pope replacement 4.9m

    A) Hendo
    B) Foster
    C) Ramsdale
    D) Ryan
    Some one else?

    Cheers

    1. Super Saints
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Any point in making the transfer with villa up next? All keepers scoring the same anyway

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

      C and then B

      1. Peter Ouch
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Sorry D and then B
        Don't even go close to Ramsgate

    3. Chelsea91
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 25 days ago

      First ryan second hendo, i am holding hendo

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

      D

    5. fgdu
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      i think its hendo

  14. liverpool01
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 25 days ago

    2. Jimenez
    3. Kelly

    1. liverpool01
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Reply fail other guys post got deleted

  15. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    this page is lacking in angry abusive posts. I am disappointed

    1. fr3d
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Well, the last two pages will go down in FFS folklore

    2. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 25 days ago

      At least it isn’t filled with OMG posts

  16. Trophé Mourinho
    1 month, 25 days ago

    wow Moy 4.8, what a bargain

    1. camarozz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Back to Hudd in january...

  17. britzdubb
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    should i be thinking of wilcarding now or -8 hit using 4 transfers?Please help

    ryan | button
    mendy | soy | lund | rico | aurier
    sterling | pobga | zaha | keita| donkey
    kane| vardy| tammy

    1. Pink Caddy
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Yikes, tempted to say WC and make like 10 changes, but probably wiser to just chip away at it over the next few game weeks and save your WC for the DGWs. I’d start by focusing on your back line. mendy and Aurier need to go for TAA and Kelly. Then look at combo upgrades to your forwards and midfield depending on form/value. Keita is a total non entity, shouldn’t be in your squad, especially in a playing 4th mid slot.

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

        thanks for an insightful reply !

  18. camarozz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    On 25 - 4 very small green.

    Taa/lund/kdb/Mane to play.

    I would expect a red by tonight with all the capts and Vardy vcs to play??

    1. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Maybe
      Who knows
      Wait and see

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

      Not necessarily. I expect a few of the players you mention to be rested.

      1. camarozz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Really hoping Sterling is rested for my ML rivals!

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

    That this question needs to be asked is a testament to the the state of Spurs defence. Bench one:

    A) Gazza (sou)
    B) Ryan (CHE)

    1. KDB4PREZ
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Both

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

        Preferably

    2. potatoace'scott talent
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Ings will surely score vs Tot.
      Bench gazza.
      Can see a few save points for ryan.

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

        Yup, that’s what I’m thinking too. Cheers

    3. KDB4PREZ
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Serious tho I despise Gazzaniga! 1CS since Gw 8 I got him so yeah he’s going for me

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

        Top three worst signings of 19/20. Only “bettered” by Pulisic and Mount.

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

          Tielemans most be worse. Had him for all those juicy fixtures with zero extra points in return. All mt ML rivals had Maddison.

    4. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Spurs cant defend at all.
      Play ryan all day

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

        Yeah, that’s what I’m thinking. Cheers

  20. KDB4PREZ
    1 month, 25 days ago

    I get that value for money is with the cheap keepers but any1 tempted to pay for Ederson? Best way into city back line and if Laporte back soon will help. Also no stand out 5mill option imo. Thoughts guys?

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

      Why would you want to buy in to the city back line? 6m tied up with few clean sheets on offer. Go Ryan and use the money elsewhere

    2. tisza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      If you want City then go Otamendi for 5m. Has a set-piece threat.

  21. Tamagotchi Massacre
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Gazza
    TAA, Chilly, Lord (Rico, Targett)
    Salah, KdB, Alli, Grealish (Cantwell)
    Ings, Auber, Vardy

    Really feel quite lost atm with what to focus on. What's the weak link to work on here?

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

      It’s wait and see but maybe downgrade Auba and upgrade Grealish

      1. Tamagotchi Massacre
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Yeah, Auber was just a total punt this week thinking, hoping, they can't afford to rest him

        But maybe him down and Grealish to a premium is way forward

    2. potatoace'scott talent
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Aub to Jimi , for some pocket money for your 4th mid.

    3. Whats the Mata?
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Sorry I'm not an elite, but can I comment on here? 😛

    4. Whats the Mata?
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      I think Auba has to go. Auba Grealish to Mane Dcl/Maupay if you can afford it?

      1. Tamagotchi Massacre
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Auber only came in this week. Had Tammy, decided to go for a differential punt but that's all he is. If he hauls he stays, if he doesn't he goes

        Thinking Auba down and sterling up but sadly only got about 5.3 so couldn't do dcl

    5. HamezMace
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Similar team...Gazzaniga is my priority transfer this week, been shocking!

      1. Tamagotchi Massacre
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Has been an unmitigated disaster for me

        1. HamezMace
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Same, the highlight was the save point haul, and 3bps against Liverpool, I think, thought I was a genius after making that move....downhill ever since

  22. CFC1990
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Who would you swap out to get Salah in?

    Alli, KDB, Mane, Maddison, Grealish
    Abraham, Vardy, Pukki

    Abraham and Alli to Salah and Greenwood?

    Only 0.5m itb

    1. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Abraham and Madison to dcl and mo

      1. Whats the Mata?
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        This. If you can. Else this plus Grealish to a fodder.

  23. Pink Caddy
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Starting GW22, I wonder if the meta will be to drop our 2nd and 3rd strikers down to cheapies like Maupay and DCL to enable a LiV mid double up with KDB and Alli or another premium mid?

  24. HMC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Would appreciate any tips on how best to bring in Trent in the 1-3 weeks. Currently 2FT and no cash

    Guaita Button
    Aurier Soyuncu Lundstram Dunk Rico
    Salah kdb Alli Richarlison Traore
    Vardy Rashford Ings

    0.7m short for something like this but also happy to keep Rash for another week.
    Aurier to TAA
    Rashford to Jimenez

    1. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 25 days ago

      You have 15 players capable to play.
      Good for Christmas but not layer on as you'll have benching headaches.

      Aurier has to go for taa

      Jim to rash seems good one
      Also Rocha to sarr can be a maverick move.
      Richa seems tired

      1. HMC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Thanks. Yes probably one of Alli or Rich to be downgraded

    2. Pink Caddy
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      I’d definitely use the Aurier slot for TAA, would prefer to ditch Richarlison instead of Rashford.

      1. HMC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Couldn’t really afford that move in 2 transfers. Would leave 5.6m for rotating mid with Traore (have no interst in Cantwell)
        I don’t expect much difference in term of points rest of the way between Rashford and Jimenez so extra cash there would be useful

  25. Lingard’s Shin Guards
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 25 days ago

    What ever happened to scotty b? Miss his insightful and thought provoking posts

    1. fr3d
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      I’m confident he’s on an account named Mackans now

      1. Hakim Ziyech
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 25 days ago

        😆 really??

          1. Hakim Ziyech
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Lol

    2. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      C

    3. Hakim Ziyech
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Yeah, miss that Lad. Just hope he is doing fine

    4. Cpt Crunch Scott talent
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      C

  26. Gudjohnsen
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Think Abraham will be benched today and Bats gets a chance.

    1. potatoace'scott talent
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      I think you are right.

    2. tisza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      yep would just about sum up my Xmas form 🙂

  27. potatoace'scott talent
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Anyone considering firmino for dgw24 instead of the salah/mane combo.

    1. bitm2007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      It him or double Pool D, if you can't afford that combo.

  28. CRO KLOPP
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Rashford and Grealish to Jimenez and Martial?
    Y or N

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

      Nah

      1. CRO KLOPP
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Cheers,but Villa look awful imo

    2. potatoace'scott talent
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Considering that very move myself. But martial is such a troll.

      1. CRO KLOPP
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Yes,do you think Villa can bounce back?
        I could get Maddison instead but no utd then

        1. potatoace'scott talent
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          I think grealish will still tick over with points. And Madison is a better option than Martial.

    3. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      No

      1. CRO KLOPP
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Thanks mate

    4. Trophé Mourinho
      1 month, 25 days ago

      long term its not bad imo, you might need downgrade Rash in the future to fund 24 anyway?
      My opinion is Jimi can probably match Rash, and Martial is just a good pick.

      1. CRO KLOPP
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Thanks,already have Salah and Mane

  29. The Train Driver
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Most likely players to leave their club in PL in the january transfer window?

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

      Pogba the most relevant.

    2. Lingard’s Shin Guards
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Eriksen

    3. HamezMace
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Pogba, Xhaka, Giroud

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

    Guita,
    TAA, Aurier, Lund, Kelly, 
    KDB, Grealish, Alli, Madds, Cantwell, 
    Rashford, Vardy, Kane

    2 FT, 0.4 ITB

    a) Aurier -> Dunk
    b) Aurier -> Webster
    c) Grealish -> Mooy
    d) Grealish -> Traore
    e) something else

    Nb. I know no Liverpool mids is a risk but I'm willing to go with it up to gw 24 when I will bring in salah and Robbo