Scout Notes

Abraham asking tough questions of patient owners

We round up the key Fantasy talking points from Brighton v Chelsea and Aston Villa v Burnley in our first Scout Notes article of Gameweek 21.

Brighton 1-1 Chelsea

Goals: Alireza Jahanbakhsh (£5.8m) | Cesar Azpilicueta (£5.8m)

Assists: Lewis Dunk (£4.7m) | Tammy Abraham (£7.8m)

Bonus Points: Azpilicueta x3, Jahanbakhsh x2, Bernardo x2 (£4.3m)

Tammy Abraham (£7.8m) owners may have a tough decision to make over the FA Cup third round break.

The centre-forward continues to tick along with points, registering an assist in Chelsea’s 1-1 draw at Brighton, but his Amex Stadium performance was another quiet one, just as was the case against Arsenal in Gameweek 20.

Across the 90 minutes, Abraham only touched the ball in Brighton’s penalty box three times and registered just two shots on goal.

Admittedly the first, blocked by Aaron Mooy (£4.8m), led to Cesar Azpilicueta‘s (£5.8m) goal, earning him a Fantasy assist. However, it is this continued drip of points that may make selling Abraham a tricky decision.

Up next for Chelsea is a meeting with Burnley at Stamford Bridge, where the Blues have struggled this season, although the Clarets themselves were exceptionally poor in Gameweek 21.

Abraham was not the only Chelsea asset to struggle at the Amex Stadium as Mason Mount (£6.3m) in particular spent most of the afternoon on the periphery.

Christian Pulisic (£7.0m) was more involved than most but, as has too often been the case of late, his performance largely consisted of snatched shots from the left-hand side that did not trouble the goalkeeper.

The American managed to find space to shoot on five different occasions but regardless of whether he went around the outside of right-back Martín Montoya (£4.4m), or cut inside the defender, Pulisic never really looked like scoring.

“In the first half, the game was there to be won. We weren’t ruthless enough. We got the goal and we had the possession, but we just didn’t kill the game off [The lack of consistency] is a concern. It’s something we absolutely have to look at.” – Frank Lampard

Arguably, the most impressive attacker for Chelsea was right-back Reece James (£5.0m), who surprisingly surfaced in the starting line-up after Frank Lampard had ruled him out for at least a week.

The versatile youngster used his pace to get around Dan Burn (£4.5m) plenty of times in the first half and could have got on the scoresheet with a fierce shot in the first five minutes.

However, James’ forward-thinking helped Brighton maintain a foothold in the game, as Neal Maupay (£5.8m) in particular was able to expose the space behind him.

His runs into that area of the pitch helped set up Steven Alzate (£4.5m) in the fifth minute and Leandro Trossard (£5.8m) just before half-time.

Kepa Arrizabalaga (£5.5m) was called into action for that Trossard effort and was forced into three more important stops in the game too.

Antonio Rüdiger (£6.0m) also had to put his body on the line to keep Chelsea in the game in the second half as Brighton asked plenty of questions.

The Seagulls finally made a deserved breakthrough in the 84th minute when Lewis Dunk (£4.7m) nodded across to Alireza Jahanbakhsh (£5.8m), who scored with a spectacular bicycle kick.

The Iranian international had to go over a year before scoring his first-ever goal for Brighton against Bournemouth and he now has two in as many outings.

However, it remains unclear whether or not Jahanbakhsh can be turned to as a viable Fantasy asset as he featured only as a substitute against Chelsea, which means he still only has one league start to his name all season.

“Everyone is delighted for Jahanbakhsh. He’s worked so hard and waited so long, and to have his freshness off the bench was the thinking and he popped up with a great strike. He’s had to be patient, but he’s got qualities and he’s getting his reward.” – Graham Potter

Brighton’s goal does tell us a lot about what we need to know on Chelsea’s defence.

It ensured that their only clean sheet since Gameweek 13 was that 2-0 win at Spurs last month and with Fikayo Tomori (£4.8m) missing out on Gameweek 21, not even on the bench, the number of viable assets in Chelsea’s defence is rapidly declining.

“We allowed them to stay in the game. In the end, it was a wonder goal but we were lucky not to lose the game. In the end, the tactics matched up for both teams but they were better than us. We have to take that on the chin.” – Frank Lampard

Finally, there may be a budget option emerging in Brighton’s defence following a serious-looking injury to Burn.

The centre-back has done well on the left of defence this season but was replaced in the 22nd minute after injuring his collar bone and is expected to be out for six to eight weeks.

Coming in for him was Bernardo (£4.3m), now available for upcoming games against Everton (away), Aston Villa (home), Bournemouth (away) and West Ham (away) at a reduced price.

The left-back played 68 minutes of the draw with Chelsea but came on after Azpilicueta scored the opening goal, so he claimed a clean sheet and one bonus for a seven-point score.

Brighton and Hove Albion XI (4-3-1-2): Ryan; Burn (Bernardo 22′), Dunk, Webster, Montoya; Bissouma (Connolly 46′), Pröpper, Alzate; Mooy (Jahanbakhsh 68′); Maupay, Trossard.

Chelsea XI (4-2-3-1): Kepa; Azpilicueta, Zouma, Rüdiger, R James; Jorginho, Kanté; Pulisic (Hudson-Odoi 66′), Mount (Kovačić 73′), Willian; Abraham.

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Burnley 1-2 Aston Villa

Goals: Chris Wood (£6.2m) | Wesley (£5.6m), Jack Grealish (£6.4m)

Assists: Ashley Westwood (£5.4m) | Grealish, Douglas Luiz (£4.4m)

Bonus Points: Grealish x3, Luiz x2, Wood x1, Westwood x1

Jack Grealish (£6.4m) absolutely ran the show for Aston Villa in their 2-1 win at Burnley on New Year’s Day.

The midfielder was comfortably the best player on the park as he registered a goal and assist for a 13-point haul.

Grealish arguably should have been on the scoresheet before he banked his two attacking returns as a controversial Video Assistant Referee review chalked off what would have been the opening goal of the game.

Centre-back Ezri Konsa (£4.3m) played an excellent cross into the box early on, which Grealish nodded beyond Nick Pope (£4.7m).

However, it was ruled out by the VAR for offside against Wesley (£5.6m) in the build-up, whose boot heel was not much more than a millimetre or two closer to Burnley’s goal than James Tarkowski‘s (£5.1m).

“Jack Grealish is unfortunate to not have two goals today. I’m still not sure why it was disallowed looking at the still image.” – Dean Smith

With VAR arguably not a huge helper of Villa this season, the decision galvanised them and Grealish in particular.

Soon after having the goal chalked off, the Villa captain teed up Wesley, who forced a save out of Pope at the near post, before Douglas Luiz (£4.4m) drew another stop from the Burnley goalkeeper.

In the 29th minute, Grealish’s slightly deflected cross was chested down by an unmarked Wesley, who swivelled and slotted home under Pope.

It was a goal that was well-deserved, as Burnley offered very little in the opening exchanges.

Grealish then got his own goal in the 41st minute after some good link-up with Luiz. The Brazilian sprayed wide to Grealish on his left-flank of the attack, who fired an effort into the top corner before Pope had a chance to set himself.

However, it must be said that Villa were helped in their domination of this fixture by an uncharacteristically poor performance from Burnley.

While the Clarets have been somewhat shy in front of goal recently, it was strange to see them so loose in possession in the midfield.

Burnley were so sloppy pn the ball that it was a little easier for Villa to start their attacks in dangerous positions, while Tom Heaton (£4.5m) remained nothing more than a spectator for at least the first hour.

Villa were also helped by a change of formation though, which saw Smith line-up in a 3-4-3 system, featuring the returning Tyrone Mings (£4.5m), Kortney Hause (£4.4m) and Konsa in the defence with Neil Taylor (£4.3m) and Frédéric Guilbert (£4.4m) as wing-backs.

“We changed the system and I thought that we wanted to get on the ball and play. The lads looked really accomplished at it. We’ve only had a couple of days to work on it. A lot of them have played it before at previous clubs. We’ve been conceding too many goals and playing the three helped us get an extra head in the box.” – Dean Smith

Either way, such a big haul will almost certainly increase the interest in Grealish, who is currently owned by 16.4%, especially with his fixtures on the horizon.

Manchester City, who have displayed defensive weaknesses on the road this season, come to Villa Park next, while Brighton (away), Watford (home) and Bournemouth (away) are the three subsequent opponents for Dean Smith’s men.

It must be said that, as per usual, Villa did struggle in the second half. The fact that Burnley worked their way back into the game means that they have still conceded more goals after half-time than any other side this season.

Chris Wood (£6.2m) knocked on the door on more than one occasion before he busted the Villa clean sheet in the 80th minute.

However, Villa were not helped by injuries to Wesley and Heaton in the second half, both of them stretchered off with knee problems.

“Both of them felt their knee. We’re not sure what the prognosis is as of yet obviously, we will let them have a scan and see from there. Wesley felt something following the tackle from Ben Mee and Tom’s was when he was trying to claw the ball out the top corner. Too early to know, but our medical staff are with them now.” – Dean Smith

Burnley XI (4-4-2): Pope; C Taylor, Mee, Tarkowski, Bardsley; McNeil, Cork, Westwood, Brady (Gudmundsson 46′); A Barnes (Rodriguez 46′), Wood.

Aston Villa XI (3-4-3): Heaton (Nyland 85′); Hause, Mings, Konsa; N Taylor, Nakamba, Douglas Luiz, Guilbert; Grealish, Wesley (Kodjia 71′), Trézéguet (Hourihane 78′).

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1,422 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Taegugk Warrior
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Alli or Grealish to maddison...?

    1. syke63
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Alli

    2. HD7
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Alli

  2. Tony Martial
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Ali +Targett +Rico

    To

    Holgate +Taa+ adama/5.7

    Thoughts on this?

    1. Tony Martial
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Own salah and mane

    2. syke63
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      For -4 maybe

      1. Tony Martial
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Yes for -4

        Alternatively,

        Ali +Targett + Hanley

        To

        Gomez +Maddison+Holgate?

    3. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Sidibe TAA Cantwell?

      1. Tony Martial
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Very nice actually!

        Will check if I can afford it now!

        1. Tony Martial
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Have the exact money to do so..

          1. Magic Zico
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Yeah the exact money to your original proposed combo

  3. HD7
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Digne or Sidibe?

    1. syke63
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Sid

    2. sthelenslad92
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Sidibe

  4. SADIO SANÉ
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Time for Bournemouth to get relegated? Used to like them but it's all got a bit boring

    1. Tsparkes10
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Them and Burnley hopefully

      1. SADIO SANÉ
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        I really want Norwich to pick up a few 3 pointers but just not happening

    2. Infected by ebolasie
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      At this rate yeah. Currently the worst team in the league imo

    3. Syd.
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      They are missing their best players through injury

  5. Tsparkes10
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Hoping to save this gw!? 0.5 itb

    Hendo
    TAA Perreira Lund
    KDB Mane Martial Alli
    Vardy Maupay ings
    (Martin, Cantwell, Rico, Aurier)

  6. sthelenslad92
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Ryan or Fabianski?

    1. waldo666
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Ryan

    2. Nas
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Tough one, probably Ryan for the foxtures.

  7. J ⚒ Gimme your Mané…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    How did Sidibe look today?

    1. SADIO SANÉ
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Made a quality tackle at one point 🙂

      1. J ⚒ Gimme your Mané…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        😆 cheers

  8. Coaly
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Alli Targett to Richarlison Sidibe?

    1. Hutchiniho
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Yup from me

    2. sthelenslad92
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Like it, Everton looking good at the minute

    3. Nas
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      I would

  9. Hutchiniho
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Two Questions

    Traore or Cantwell for the next Mini season?

    And Is Mane, Salah, Robertson and TAA too much Pool?

    1. Tony Martial
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 24 days ago

      4 Liverpool?

    2. sthelenslad92
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      You can only have max 3 players from 1 club

      1. Hutchiniho
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 24 days ago

        I'm looking at my TFL

        Lost Kane and Burn today.
        Will ditch Sterling as well to get
        Sane, Robertson and Traore/Cantwell

    3. Dreadful
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Cantwell if he's your fifth mid.

      Yeah. You're not allowed that many from one team.

      1. Hutchiniho
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Cantwell or Traore to start.

        TFL you have 11 and obvs start them all

  10. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Aurier to ?

    1. sthelenslad92
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Sidibe if you haven't already got him

    2. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 24 days ago

      If your 3rd def then upgrade to Sidibe/Gomez/VVD ... if your 4th/5th go down to Holgate/Dunk

  11. Moose™
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    44 with TAA and Mane to play. About average?

    1. CMJC
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Above

    2. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Joke?

      1. Moose™
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Taking into accounts the autosubs of Grealish or Cantwell might be just above average imo.. Just looking for opinions.. Thats all

        1. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          https://www.livefpl.net/rank

          Includes autosubs.

      2. CMJC
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Brag?

    3. SADIO SANÉ
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Better

    4. Hy liverpool
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      About your arse

    5. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Above 36 with 2-3 players left is potentially green at the minute

  12. Tony Martial
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Just wanted to get others thoughts?

    All -4

    Which sounds better?

    A~Ali+Targett+Rico=Taa+Sidibe+Cantwell/4.8

    B~Ali+Targett+Hanley=Holgate+Taa+Adama/5.7

    C~Ali+Targett+Rico=Holgate+Maddison+Gomez (Joe)

    Thanks all 🙂

  13. lifes a pitch
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Would you make this move tonight? Will be priced out by tomorrow.

    Kane + Alli to Ings + Mane/Salah -4

    1. HD7
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      If priced out, yes

    2. Saro0808
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Not for a hit

    3. Nas
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      If anyone gets injured in the cup you’re staring at a -8

  14. HD7
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    1 FT, 1.9 ITB

    Kasper
    TAA Lundstram Kelly Rico
    KDB Maddy Salah Mane
    Ings Vardy

    Subs: Button, Dunk, Greenwood, Hayden,

    A) Greenwood to DCL (mostly 3-4-3)
    B) Rico to Sidibe/Digne (mostly 4-4-2)

    1. Saro0808
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      A

  15. Saro0808
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Which team looks better A or B?( keeping in mind for double gameweek 24)

    Team A
    Fab
    Taa Soyu Lund
    Salah Mane Maddi Kbd
    Vardy Dcl Ings
    Bench : Ryan Cantwell Rico Kelly

    Team B
    Ryan
    Taa Robo Lund
    Mane Maddi Richarlson Kbd
    Vardy Rashford Ings
    Bench :Button Cantwell Rico Kelly

    1. Major League Shocker
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 24 days ago

      A for me. But I would rather have a better 4th defender available for rotation than have two playing keepers.

  16. AK_FC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Abraham + Alli > Ings + Salah for free? Have Mane and TAA.

    1. Hutchiniho
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Def!!!

    2. Saro0808
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      yayy

    3. Zico Senna
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Wouldn’t double on pool mids.

    4. Nas
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Think it’s a bit early to double on pool mids. Plan to do that at the dgw

  17. Don Kloppeone
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Cannot see what move I’d make so may have to save FT but Alli and Martial causing my team distress and need to find a way to have triple LIV for GW24.

    Any suggestions v welcome!

    1FT 0.4itb
    Guaita
    TAA, Soy, Lunds
    Mané, KDB, Maddison, Martial
    Vardy, Ings, DCL
    (McGovern) (Alli, Rico, Willems)

    Yep, that’s Alli on the bench .... did I say I was fed up with him?!

    Thanks 🙂

    1. Tsparkes10
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 24 days ago

      So many ways for a pool triple lol. I'd look at Alli/Martial, Willems to Cantwell, Robo or VVD in next few weeks

      1. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Thanks mate. Should have specified I meant the attacking duo of Salah/ Mané alongside TAA.

        You think I can feasibly save with team above next week? Alli (LIV) vs DCL (BHA) isn’t the easiest decision!

        1. Tsparkes10
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Yh for sure. I'm not bothered about Salah tbh but can kinda see why most are. Martial, Alli, Gazz to Mccarthy, Cantwell, Salah not work?

          1. Don Kloppeone
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Yeh it would work. I just got Martial in this week so obv feels wrong shipping him back out!

        2. Zico Senna
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Wouldn’t be doubling on the pool mids, i experienced this for 15 straight GW’s, it doesn’t work. Will always captain the wrong one, both rarely haul in same game, if ever. Massive budget taken, massive dependence on both to perform when instead they take it in turns, just so many negatives.
          Two pool defenders much better way to go.

          1. Don Kloppeone
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            I hear your point partly but similar point could be made re double defs re. uncertainty around their ability to get consistent attacking returns and unreliable CSs.

            1. Zico Senna
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 24 days ago

              True, i guess i’d rather just take that risk for much lower funds rather than place heavy dependency on both hauling together which never really happens, and left with a big chunk of cash on the one that’s done nothing.

    2. markloe
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      if you're genuinely going to bench Alli then ditch him for Cantwell and use the cash next week to triple

      1. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        It feels stupid right? But who out of Ings (lei) or DCL (BHA) would you bench in his place?

  18. Yank Revolution
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Will I regret Rashford out and Ings in now as part of a larger plan?

    1. Zico Senna
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Depends what the larger plan is

      1. Zico Senna
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        But no, as much as i myself would like Ings, away to Leicester then Wolves at home i wouldn’t bank on a lot going on there, i dunno. Defo Rash for next game, should have a rocket up their backsides for that game.

        1. Yank Revolution
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Its because I cannot gain ground and Ings looks like he wont stop scoring. Im usually never behind the curve like this on a player who is that hot, but my formation did not allow him in. This would be part of a change in formation back to 3 4 3.

          1. Zico Senna
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Gaining ground is near impossible this season aint it.
            I thought about bringing him in, but he’s bound to dry up if i do. Next two fixtures put me off. Spurs wouldn’t of because they’re shocking. Leicester defensively sound, and Wolves i don’t see many chances for him.
            I officially missed the boat on him, just can’t see him sustaining this. However if you feel it’s the right move, go for it bud, if he impresses over next two games, i may move for him.

            1. Yank Revolution
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 24 days ago

              Its been a real pain in the neck...I usually have more command of the game than this, tho I also am a very strong finisher throughout my playing history.

              Hey, the reason I didnt get Ings earlier was because his fixtures were off-putting, I cannot use that as an excuse any longer!

              1. Zico Senna
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 24 days ago

                Really has, i’ve already wrote off the season, it’s impossible this time around and no fun at all. So whatever happens happens now, i’ll still play the doubles best i can anyway.
                I’m in unknown territory, totally new experience for me, everyone has bad seasons though i guess.
                Ahh i know, I just know as soon as i bring him in, he’ll do nothing, so i’m leaving it for one more game, then may even do Rashford to him if i need to and upgrade elsewhere with a Vardy Ings and DCL frontline for a bit

        2. Yank Revolution
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          I can also do (Grealish/Greenwood out, Ings/Romeu in for -4), thereby keeping Rashford.

          1. Zico Senna
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Prefer that actually in a 343. I’d wait until next game is over at least for Ings though personally.

            1. Yank Revolution
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 24 days ago

              0.1 rise would price me out...a hit and knee jerk is sometimes what's called for, you know? Appreciate all the feedback.

              1. Zico Senna
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 24 days ago

                Oh for sure i know, done it lots this season, but whatever i’ve tried this season, nothing has worked, so i’m going where the current takes me for the rest of the season. GL whatever you decide bud

                1. Yank Revolution
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 24 days ago

                  Thanks man. Ive been a little more cautious than usual lately, so I think a hit is warranted.

                  My other possible move is keep Grealish and 5 playing MFs and give myself a benching headache (which hasn't been much of one for teams with 8 good attackers lately!)

                  Ship Rash/Greenwood out for DCL/Ings -4

                  1. Zico Senna
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 24 days ago

                    For sure, nothing wrong with a hit if it means keeping some players you want in the process and they’re calculated (says me who plays aggressively with hits haha!).
                    Aye, benching headaches always fail with me, so i avoid them. Never known a season where bench steps up so much though this time around.
                    That -4 is ok....I guess...it’s just, eurrgh Rashford for Norwich, i think they’ll have to come out and go hard against Norwich now after that Arsenal game.

                    1. Yank Revolution
                      • 8 Years
                      1 month, 24 days ago

                      I try not to focus on who is going out (and get overenamored with their immediate fixtures; hell it could be James and Martial that go nuts that match instead of Rashford!) but pay more attention to the potential of who is coming in (Ings and DCL are nailed, hot and not playing on the wing like poor Rash is).

                      1. Zico Senna
                        • 8 Years
                        1 month, 24 days ago

                        That makes sense to me, i agree. Same can be said for form of the player and irrelevant of price. If they’re hot, then they’re hot i guess 🙂
                        If a forward line of Vardy Ings and DCL is viable, then that’s what i’d have if i did Rash to Ings

        3. Nas
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Wolves aren’t defensively sound. I expect ings points in that game

          1. Yank Revolution
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Agreed

          2. Zico Senna
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Not hugely, i just expect it to be a tougher, scrappier game for him. They’ll certainly be marking him like a hawk, or try to anyway.

    2. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Do you predict Rashford (NOR) to blank?

      1. Yank Revolution
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        I don't, (but honestly, who knows...Man U are inconsistent offensively!) but I am thinking longer term. Ings could be a season keeper.

        1. Andy Ftw
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          I’m in the same predicament.

          With Ings rising now, its so tempting. But no doubt Rashford has the far superior fixture next week. Makes sense to be patient. You can still get Ings later.

          1. Yank Revolution
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Every penny counts though! If Ings rises 0.1, it will price me out of one possible move for him.

          2. Yank Revolution
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            I may just do Ings/Romeu in, Greenwood/Grealish out for a -4...That way I keep Rash for NOR.

  19. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Do you reckon Arteta texted Pep after the match?

    "That's how you do it ;)"

  20. Totti
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    guys
    any way to know at how much i bought a player in my squad
    as i didn't remember when i bought alli

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Transfers page - list view

      1. Totti
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        will i find at how much i bought him?
        to know if the drop tonight will affect me or not

        1. Tsparkes10
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 24 days ago

          PP is price paid. SV is sell Value, CV is current value

          1. Totti
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            sorry could you plz tell me how to reach price paid

  21. Brendan95
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Suggestions here please?

    Hoping to build up spare funds to triple up on Liverpool in GW24

    Gazza/Button
    Robbo/Soy/Lund/Kelly/Rico
    Mane/KDB/Alli/Grealish/Cantwell
    Vardy/Rashford/Jimi

    2FT 1.2ITB

    considering Alli > Maddison as one move?

    I want Ings but losing either Jimi ahead of Newcastle/Southampton or Rashford ahead of Norwich could backfire

    Should I just do Alli > Maddison and save the other FT for now or any other suggestions?

    1. Saro0808
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      alli to maddi and save the other ft

      1. Saro0808
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Alli to Maddi/richarlson this week,save the other ft.
        next week grealish & jimi to richarlson/maddi & ings( i would have this on my mind)

        1. Brendan95
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Not bad suggestions! Thanks

    2. Tsparkes10
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Gazza to Mccarthy maybe? Also Rashford to ings soon

      1. Brendan95
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Not a bad suggestion. I keep forgetting how bad Gazza is.

  22. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Best two week punt?

    A) Aguero + Traore
    B) Sterling + DCL -4

    1. Tsparkes10
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 24 days ago

      A for me.

  23. Tsparkes10
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Who are your likely season keepers in your teams? Bar suspensions and injuries.

    I'll probs ship Henderson and Lundstram around gw 30 but KDB, Vardy, Ings, TAA and Mane all looking pretty safe atm

    1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      KDB + Lundstram.. Had them both since gw1

    2. st4rty
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 24 days ago

      KDB, Trent, Vardy in terms of they'll never leave my team. Mane probably too, when I get him.

      1. st4rty
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Only player I've had since GW1 is Lundstram, he'll most likely stay no matter what to just say I've had someone the entirety of the way.

    3. Nas
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Trent was the first name when I started picking a team and baring long term injury is going nowhere.
      Well, button too I guess, unless I sell him on my bench boost

  24. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Is Gomez a viable third Pool?

    1. The Big Fella
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      For now. Won't be when Matip is back though (although I think they defend better with Gomez).

      1. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Cheers, Virgil better option.

  25. HD7
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Right order of starters and bench for next GW?

    Kasper
    Rico Lundstram TAA
    Salah Mane KDB Maddy
    Vardy DCL Ings

    Subs: Button, Kelly, Dunk, Hayden

    1. Tsparkes10
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Yupp, captain?

      1. HD7
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Probably Vardy if ready. Lets see Salah and Mane tomorrow. Hope Salah hauls

    2. st4rty
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Dunk ahead of Kelly.

    3. waldo666
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Yep

  26. waldo666
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    That Rico -1 coming off the bench is annoying as all get out!!

    1. The Big Fella
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Masterfully said

  27. The Big Fella
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    So, with Kane out for potentially a few weeks, who do we think Jose will play up front?
    1) Alli - he has said he sees him as secondary striker and likes him in the box
    2) Son - imo, Spurs' best striker
    3) Moura - he isn't blessed for wingers exactly, although he has said he doesn't see Sissoko as a CM so......
    4) Parrott - the new Mourinho giving youth a chanc..... bwhahaha, yeah I don't even know why I started writing it either

    1. st4rty
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Can see Alli/Son swapping and changing.

      1. The Big Fella
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        I was up for getting rid of Alli but I am tempting to keep him now, even though he will drop in price tonight. Decisions, decisions.......

    2. Infected by ebolasie
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Probably Son but best to avoid Spurs from a FPL perspective atm

      1. The Big Fella
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        If I didn't have Alli, I would. In my opinion, they are don't buy, don't sell at the moment. Still, I am very tempted to sell.....

  28. fcsaltyballs
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    What’s the best move:

    1. Dendoncker >> Traore
    2. Kelly Greenwood >> Kiko DCL (-4)
    3. Save (and do something like 2 with 2FT the following gameweek)

    Henderson
    TAA Soyuncu Lundstram
    KDB Mane Salah Grealish
    Vardy Jimenez Greenwood

    McGovern Rico Dendoncker Kelly

    1 FT, 1.3 ITB

    Any comments or suggestions much appreciated.

    Thanks.

  29. Nas
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Foster or Ryan?
    Not convinced by Brighton defence. Watford look like they can keep things tight but Brighton have better fixtures.

    1. Infected by ebolasie
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Went for Foster personally. Although Watford have some cheap defenders you could get instead

    2. The Sociologist
      1 month, 24 days ago

      If you’ve got the cash then going Foster could enable Dunk in defence too.

  30. Lucas8406
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Worth owning Mane and Salah double now or wait until double?

    1. Lucas8406
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Double gameweek

    2. Zico Senna
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Not worth it now or for the double, having both has way more negatives than positives.

    3. Yank Revolution
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      I jumped on now (well, last week)