Scout Notes

Arteta’s Arsenal show signs of defensive improvement in United victory

Arsenal 2-0 Manchester United

  • Goals: Nicolas Pepe (£9.1m), Sokratis (£4.9m)
  • Assists: None
  • Bonus: Sokratis x3, Bernd Leno (£5.0m) x2, Pepe x1

Earlier this week we wrote about the green shoots of recovery shown by Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal in their defeat to Chelsea.

There was further encouragement on New Year’s Day, with the Gunners deserved winners over the Jekyll-and-Hyde outfit that is Manchester United.

The matches in Gameweeks 20 and 21 followed a similar pattern, with the difference this time being that Arsenal had established a more comfortable two-goal cushion by the time their energy levels were depleted.

The north London side look much hungrier under their new head coach, with their all-action, high-pressing approach clearly borrowed from the Manchester City playbook.

It’ll take a while for Arteta to fully get his methods across to this Arsenal squad, who are, by their own admission, not fit enough to carry out their manager’s demanding gameplan for a full 90 minutes.

The Gunners were gasping for air in the second half, with a flagging Alexandre Lacazette (£9.3m) pleading to be substituted and Lucas Torreira (£4.7m) scoffing an energy bar as his own limbs seized up.

Interviewed after the game, David Luiz (£5.7m) said:

We have to be honest and admit physically we are not ready, but you have to show heart and this team is ready to change a lot of things.

Arteta himself added:

That wasn’t the plan [to sit back in the second half], I have to admit, but at the moment we are suffering a little bit to maintain the intensity we had in the first half. I think it will come, it is part of the process, the way we train, but at the moment we don’t have much time to do so.

It might be that we don’t really see the fruits of Arteta’s labour until 2020/21, then, after the Gunners have had a full, intensive pre-season under their new boss.

The impact has been immediate, though, and Fantasy managers will be watching with interest ahead of some appealing fixtures for the Gunners in Gameweeks 25-32.

We FPL bosses have largely dodged the Arsenal defence for a while now but it is at the back where the Gunners look most improved, with the sight of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£10.8m) diligently covering his left-back and even Mesut Ozil (£7.2m) tracking back from the number ten role summing up the collective approach to defending.

It was only an error from Bernd Leno (£5.0m) that let Chelsea back into the game last Sunday and, with the Gunners not shooting themselves in the foot this time around, United never seriously looked like getting back into the game.

Names we have all smirked at over the past couple of years – Luiz, Sokratis (£4.9m), Sead Kolasinac (£5.2m) and Ainsley Maitland-Niles (£4.6m) – were all superb at the back, with Torreira and Granit Xhaka (£5.1m) covering expertly in front of them.

Carry on like this and we may even have to start considering them for the weeks and months ahead.

Nicolas Pepe (£9.1m) was named in the starting XI for the first time by Arteta, impressing down the right flank and opening the scoring when converting a deflected cross from Kolasinac.

Pepe later struck the upright and created chances for Lacazette, Aubameyang and Torreira in an eye-catching 62-minute showing.

Arsenal’s two premium FPL forwards contributed majorly to the cause without having too many sights of goal, with Lacazette screwing his best chance wide after making a fool out of Harry Maguire (£5.2m) and Aubameyang volleying his only shot of the game off-target.

Mesut Ozil (£7.2m) continues to sparkle in ‘the hole’, meanwhile, but there is a sense that he might not be the most explosive FPL asset in the mid-price midfield bracket, given that he’s had only one shot since Arteta took charge.

After back-to-back wins over Newcastle United and Burnley, the Red Devils treated us to one of their meek away-day specials at the Emirates.

For the money that we pay for the likes of Anthony Martial (£7.9m) and Marcus Rashford (£9.1m) in FPL – not unsubstantial but hardly top-dollar, either – we have become accustomed to swallowing the occasional dismal display in the knowledge that a haul may be just around the corner.

United started the brighter of the two teams, with Rashford forcing Leno into a save early on, but a positive opening ten minutes gave way to a fairly poor performance, with Maguire’s close-range header on the stroke of half-time as close as the Red Devils came to finding a way past Leno.

Martial indeed didn’t have a single shot, while Rashford was wasteful and Daniel James (£6.1m) and Jesse Lingard (£6.3m) were anonymous as the United attack failed to click.

The likes of Maguire and Luke Shaw (£5.4m) were pretty ropey at the back, too, as they have been for much of 2019/20.

Still, bottom-of-the-table Norwich (who the Red Devils play next in the league) offer Rashford and co an immediate chance at redemption, just as Newcastle did after the Gameweek 18 loss to Watford.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s troops will likely be without Paul Pogba (£8.4m) when they next play in the Premier League, with the United boss saying of the Frenchman in his post-match presser:

He’s injured now and he’ll probably need an operation on his foot. And let’s see how long it takes for him to get back.

We’ve had scans and while it’s nothing major, it’s something that has to be sorted and dealt with, within a timeframe. He’s been advised to do it as soon as possible.

It’s a big blow that Paul is out now – he’ll probably be out for three or four weeks – and Scott will be out for a few months. Scott has been magnificent and we hoped Paul could come back. He can’t – he’ll be back within a month or so. 

On the injury front at Arsenal, Sokratis, Xhaka and Kolasinac were back in the starting XI after recent absences, although the latter seemed to aggravate his ankle problem before being substituted in the second half.

Dani Ceballos (£5.2m) was on the bench, too, but failed to get on.


Arsenal XI (4-2-3-1): Leno; Maitland-Niles, Sokratis, Luiz, Kolasinac (Saka 69′); Torreira, Xhaka; Pepe (Nelson 63′), Ozil, Aubameyang; Lacazette (Guendouzi 82′).

Manchester United XI (4-2-3-1): De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw; Fred, Matic (Mata 81′); James (Greenwood 59′), Lingard (Pereira 59′), Rashford; Martial.

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1,148 Comments Post a Comment
  1. fcsaltyballs
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Who scores more over the next 5 gameweeks:

    1. Dendoncker >> Traore
    2. Greenwood >> DCL (-4)

    Thanks

    1. SH
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      2 imo

    2. JT11fc
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 24 days ago

      2

    3. BrutalLogiC
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      2

  2. SH
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    How would you improve the team if you had 2FT and .4 itb?

    Pope (Button)
    TAA Soy Lund (Rico, Guilbert)
    Salah Mane KDB Alli Grealish
    Vardy Ings (Greenwood)

    A) Pope > Ryan
    B) Alli > Richarlison
    C) Guilbert > Holgate
    D) Any two of A, B, C
    E) Alli, Greenwood > Jimenez, Cantwell/Dendo and switch to 343

    1. JT11fc
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 24 days ago

      I like B and C

    2. Dreaming of glory
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      E

    3. Wild Card this...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Pope to Fabianski
      and C

    4. SH
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Cheers all!

  3. BNMC
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Bench one of this lot:
      1. Sidibe (BHA)
      2. Lundstram (WHU)
      3. Soyuncu (SOU)
      4. Grealish (MCI)

      Leaning towards Lundstram. City still suspect defensively so I expect Villa to score.

      1. Jarvish Scott Talent
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Lundstram would be the last one I would bench! Grealish.

      2. JT11fc
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Id bench 3 Saints look good going forward

      3. Dreaming of glory
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        4 then 3

      4. Karan14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Soyuncu

      5. SH
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        3

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

        Very close. Maybe 3.

    • XabiAlonso
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Anybody for arsenal players yet.
      Pepe, ozil, lacazette and aubameyang all played against man utd for the first time and looked decent. Pepe is on my radar as I think he could be a good fantasy option soon, anybody fancy any of them

      1. BNMC
          1 month, 24 days ago

          I'm interested in Martinelli. Very clinical and cheap, but let's see how much game time he gets.

        • JT11fc
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 24 days ago

          If their fixtures were just a tiny bit better id be tempted by Pepe to replace spurs mid

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

            I'm thinking Alli to Pepe

        • mynameisq
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Way too soon sadly, need to see a consistent team selection first to know who is a starter

      2. Stoichkov#8
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Hendo
        TAA, Soyuncu, Lundstram
        Mane, Salah, KDB, Maddison, Grealish
        Vardy, Ings

        McGovern, Greenwood, Kelly, Targett

        1FT, 0.1 ITB. Any ideas guys?? Cheers!

        1. JT11fc
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Targett to Holgate? Team looks sorted

          1. Stoichkov#8
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Was thinking that but maybe just save FT instead of making moves on my bench?

            1. JT11fc
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 24 days ago

              Ye save if you wouldnt start him

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

        Eric Garcia is kinda interesting.

        1. Jarvish Scott Talent
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Yeah - how is someone with the surname Garcia called Eric?

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

            Wait for James Rodriguez to join PL.

            1. The 12th Man
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 24 days ago

              Have been reading EVERTON rumours?

              Would be a good addition to our treatment room.

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

                James under Ancelotti will destroy everything.

                1. BNMC
                    1 month, 24 days ago

                    Knowing me I'd probably put him straight in my team before he even plays a game.

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

              This is about it.

          2. JT11fc
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Very short term id imagine, Stones and Laporte not far off

        2. Jon Snow
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Is it time to ditch Rashford?

          1. JT11fc
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 24 days ago

            One more surely

          2. JasonG123
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            One last chance against Norwich.

        3. JasonG123
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          For goalkeeper for the next few weeks?

          1. BNMC
              1 month, 24 days ago

              I like Ryan, Guaita, Foster, and Fabi.

            • SH
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 24 days ago

              Ryan

          2. TeddiPonza
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Current team

            Gazza
            TAA Kelly Soy Lundy Rico
            Salah Martial Grealish KdB Hayden
            Vardy Rashford Jimenez

            2 ft and 2m in bank

            What would you do with this?

            1. JT11fc
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 24 days ago

              Gazza to someone better and save other FT

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

            Any news on whether Salah is playing tonight ?

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

              Really hope so, Vardy C...

              1. Whats the Huth
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 24 days ago

                Same here

          4. subhojit123
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            On a wildcard. Below is the current team -
            Ryan
            TAA Evans Soy Rico Lundstrum
            Salah mane KDB grealish luiz
            Vardy ings maupay

            Which combo should I go for -
            1. Unchanged
            2. Maupay - DCL
            3. Maupay,Rico - greenwood, Sidibe

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

              Not sure why you would WC that team tbh.

              1. subhojit123
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 24 days ago

                It's after WC 🙂

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

              Ah, that makes sense then. I would do Maupay to DCL and leave it at that.

              1. subhojit123
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 24 days ago

                Ok..thanks man.

          5. jimmy.floyd
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Any news on Heaton and Vardy?

            1. Old Gregg
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 24 days ago

              I'm sure I heard Heaton is ACL. If that's the case Out for the season I would suggest.

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

            Praying for Mo Captain appearance tonight, otherwise it's KDB's 2-pointer for me...

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

            Who to get rid of to free up funds to upgrade Greenwood:

            1. Rico
            2. Kelly

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

              Kelly. Palace fixtures turning bad.

            2. jimmy.floyd
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 24 days ago

              Rico

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

              Rico - he was awful yesterday and bournemouth look set to concede multiple goals per game, unlike palace!

          8. TheTinman
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            39pts VVD TAA Mané to go. Is that about average or slightly above?

            1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 24 days ago

              Average

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

              Slightly above unless you're in top 10k. Bear in mind there will be a lot of bench and v/c points to come.

              1. BNMC
                  1 month, 24 days ago

                  This week is gonna have a lot of those. I'm on 30 now, will be 42 after Cantwell comes on and KDB takes VC.

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

                Thanks

              3. Whats the Huth
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 24 days ago

                Captain?

              4. JT11fc
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 24 days ago

                36 with Mane Gomez Trent(c) here

            3. Old Gregg
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 24 days ago

              Happy new year to you all.

              With the idea of raising funds for Rico/Kelly > Robertson upgrade.

              Please note A/2 is not an option. It will not raise the required cash/money.

              2FT

              a)Alli >Martial
              b) Alli > Sarr

              1) Tammy > DCL
              2) Tammy > Jimenz

              1. Whats the Huth
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 24 days ago

                It’s B2 then. Seeing as that’s the only option

              2. Old Gregg
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 24 days ago

                Thanks.
                It's not the only option there's also A/1 and B/1 an B/2

            4. Nostalgia picks
                1 month, 24 days ago

                Kane to who for free if definitely out? Other forwards are Tammy and Vards. Help appreciated.

                A. DCL
                B. Ings
                C. Jiminez
                D. Auba
                E. Aguero

                1. BNMC
                    1 month, 24 days ago

                    You could make a case for each of those players. If you need funds elsewhere, go Ings. Otherwise, Auba and Aguero are always reliable.

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

                  How the Vardy news broke here yesterday was really amazing. The dude quoted source "friend of a friend" and said "don't shoot the messenger" and then got deleted lmao. And then it turned out to be true. Ouch.

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

                    Mods be mad bro

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

                      If I were a mod I'd probably delete that too.

                  2. Holmes (specialist in failu…
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 24 days ago

                    No sauce, no party 😀

                  3. Whats the Huth
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 24 days ago

                    Hope mods swallows their pride - give an apology and activate his account again

                    1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      1 month, 24 days ago

                      He didn’t get deleted and his account stayed active

                      1. The Dribbler
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 24 days ago

                        then all is well in the universe

                  4. The 12th Man
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 24 days ago

                    “Friend of a friend” is hardly a reliable source though is it?
                    Even if it turns out to be true.

                    Anyone can guess an outcome of something and be right.
                    The truth is Facts from a reliable source stop any panic and speculation as to the trustworthiness of the statement being made.

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

                      Exactly. It's amazing to me "friend of a friend" turned out to be correct this time. I saw the post and moved (V) from KDB to Salah. There's a good chance I will end up thanking the dude.

                    2. The Dribbler
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 24 days ago

                      I disagree. he obviously wanted to remain anonymous and protect his source. if his intel (consistently) proves to be correct, then he in turn proves himself to be a reliable source. he should be afforded an apology and thanks for the tip, and be presumed innocent until proven guilty.

                      1. The 12th Man
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 6 Years
                        1 month, 24 days ago

                        That’s fair enough but if someone gave you information and said “ it came from a friend of a friend”.

                        You’d want to know who that source was before acting on it. This goes not just for FPL..
                        His friend of a friend could be a very reliable source like you say but how are the ones he’s spreading the information out to supposed to know that?
                        I definitely wouldn’t trust such remark.

                        1. The Dribbler
                          • 4 Years
                          1 month, 24 days ago

                          and I agree with your point. I thought he was a troll like everyone else but he proved us wrong. so to my point - if he consistently proves us wrong and doesn't give his sauce, at what point are we being ignorant to the fact that he is actually our source?

                          1. The 12th Man
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 6 Years
                            1 month, 24 days ago

                            If that source has proven itself reliable over time.
                            E.g that Liverpool source we were privileged to have was reliable over time and nothing was hidden as to the identity of the source.

                            Yes he got it right this time. I’d be watching with interest with future predictions made by him. If he’s right again I might start to think he has something here.

                            Saying “friend of a friend” was really the worst quote he could have made. All the football rumour speculation sites start off with it.
                            So he didn’t do himself any favours. If he’s banned I’m guessing it will only be short lived.

                            1. The Dribbler
                              • 4 Years
                              1 month, 24 days ago

                              haha yes 'a friend of a friend' isn't the wisest choice of words. consistently providing good intel will absolve him (or her), and I'll be skeptical of the next couple of 'leaks' but time will tell. if they get the next couple right, I won't care if they say it came from their friends 4th cousin twice removed!

                              1. The 12th Man
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 6 Years
                                1 month, 24 days ago

                                Exactly

                  5. CRO KLOPP
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 24 days ago

                    Mods did the right thing in the end

                  6. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    1 month, 24 days ago

                    It was an unsourced post, from an account that had only 1 comment - with that being the one comment

                    It was impossible, absolutely impossible, to act on it and anyone who did was crazy imo

                    The fact that it turned out to be true doesn’t change that

                    Now - if he reappears next week - we can perhaps start to listen as he has built a bit of credibility with that first post

                    Here’s a link to the thread for reference - have a read - can’t link directly to the OP as it’s been deleted:

                    https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/comment/21458449

                  7. ‘Tis the Season
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 24 days ago

                    The guys name was ROWDOG24 and if you google that name you will see he uses that tag on other sites. Easy to get in touch with the guy. Mods should make an effort to apologize and welcome him back! Hope he comes back with his insights.

                    1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      1 month, 24 days ago

                      The mods didn’t do anything wrong though?

                      The post was completely unsubstantiated - and the account only had that one post - it was impossible to do anything other than delete it - they only deleted the post, they didn’t ban him or delete him, and they left the entire thread there as well - and he continued posting that day

                      1. ‘Tis the Season
                        • 1 Year
                        1 month, 24 days ago

                        Oh right, my mistake. I was under the impression he was permanently banned.

                      2. The Dribbler
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 24 days ago

                        yes, no one did anything wrong. good on rowdog for providing good intel, good on everyone for being sceptical given the circumstances, good on the mods for not taking any action.

                        1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 10 Years
                          1 month, 24 days ago

                          What The Dribbler said ^ 🙂

                3. Nostalgia picks
                    1 month, 24 days ago

                    Not seen many FPL teams of the decade so here goes. Any changes?

                    Cech
                    Coleman Azpi Ivanovic (Alonso TAA)
                    Salah Sanchez Ozil Hazard (De Bruyne)
                    Lukaku Aguero Kane

                    1. Fozzyb34r
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 24 days ago

                      Hot topics

                    2. Nostalgia picks
                        1 month, 24 days ago

                        Thanks - I was close 🙂

                    3. Shark Team
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 24 days ago

                      As an owner of TAA and Mane I have to make a big decision whether I double up in Pool's defence with Robbo or double up in the attack with Salah for their favourable fixture run from gw 24 onwards?

                      1. Whats the Huth
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 24 days ago

                        Attack

                      2. Patrick.22
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        1 month, 24 days ago

                        Same dilemma. Has to be attack though I think. Feel like that has a much higher ceiling and not everyone will be able to do it whilst retaining KDB, Vardy and Trent due to team value. So could be a nice differential. Only downside is the captaincy headache!

                        1. RAMZES666
                          • 1 Year
                          1 month, 24 days ago

                          Got to look into the DGW fixtures.
                          West ham have fabianski back and look revitalised under Moyes while Wolves are stingy in defence also.
                          Think we might not see as much joy in double attack

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

                        I went with defence as think Klopp will continue with rotation in attack.

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

                        Last 10gws

                        TAA 64pts
                        VVD 50pts
                        Robbo 45pts

                        Mané 73pts
                        Salah 55pts

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

                          Read into it what you will, but why pay 6m more for Salah when the defence aren't far behind

                      5. teddypicker
                        • 10 Years
                        1 month, 24 days ago

                        Same dilemma, keep flip flopping

                      6. ‘Tis the Season
                        • 1 Year
                        1 month, 24 days ago

                        Tough one. Feel having Mane and Salah unbalances the team terribly. Looking at fredricks and fab too with TAA and Salah

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

                      Pope
                      VVD TAA Lundy
                      Mané KDB Alli Zaha
                      Vardy Wilson Ings

                      Button Grealish Rico Kelly

                      2FT 0.5m itb

                      Think it's time to get rid of Alli and Zaha. Wilson has another week to prove he is not my worst punt of the season.

                      Any thoughts on who to target?

                      Thinking Maddison and Richarlison.

                      1. CRO KLOPP
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 24 days ago

                        Good moves imo

                    5. Fast Eddie Felson
                      • 9 Years
                      1 month, 24 days ago

                      Thoughts on Mooy as 5th mid ? leaves enough for Aurier to VVD with exact money 2ft

                      Thanks

                      1. CRO KLOPP
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 24 days ago

                        Who is you third attacker?

                        1. Fast Eddie Felson
                          • 9 Years
                          1 month, 24 days ago

                          front 3 are Vardy Ings Jimi

                          1. CRO KLOPP
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 2 Years
                            1 month, 24 days ago

                            Then yes,him or Cantwell

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

                        You won't ever play him and at some stage he will score and pee you off

                        1. Fast Eddie Felson
                          • 9 Years
                          1 month, 24 days ago

                          thinking the same , especially with Brighton's fixtures coming up

                        2. Old Man
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 8 Years
                          1 month, 24 days ago

                          That's silly thinking. You have a good 5th mid to come on when someone else is injured/rested, but. there's no reason at all why you could not pick him as alternative to a more expensive alternative in a specific week.

                          1. The Dribbler
                            • 4 Years
                            1 month, 24 days ago

                            I agree. I don't quite understand why people don't like a strong bench, because it causes selection headaches. some.argue you aren't using your cash effectively on a starting xi, but I think that it is used effectively if it gives you the flexibility to 'pinch hit' with someone off the bench each week

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

                      1 FT 0.0 itb

                      Kasper
                      TAA Holgate Lund
                      Salah Mane KDB Martial
                      Vardy Jimenez Maupay
                      (4.0 Cantwell Kelly Rico)

                      A) Maupay to DCL
                      B) Save

                      1. Fast Eddie Felson
                        • 9 Years
                        1 month, 24 days ago

                        B. for me

                        1. CRO KLOPP
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 2 Years
                          1 month, 24 days ago

                          Cheers

                      2. maratus
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 24 days ago

                        Nice team value, im almost 2.5m short from that team.

                        1. CRO KLOPP
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 2 Years
                          1 month, 24 days ago

                          Still, defence is cheap,3 times 4.0,and Cantwell bought for 4.5

                    7. gellinmagellan
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 24 days ago

                      Pope Button
                      Soy TAA Dunk Rico Lundstram
                      KdB Salah Martial Traore Dendoncker
                      Ings Vardy Kane

                      1 FT 0 ITB. Kane > Jimi?

                    8. fish&chips
                      • 9 Years
                      1 month, 24 days ago

                      Bringing 3 spurs in on WC 3 GWs ago has been a big fail. But should I be taking a hit to take Alli and Kane out now, or just go with Kane? I'm afraid Liverpool will destroy that Spurs defence next week.

                      Guita, 4.0
                      TAA, Chilwell, Lund, Doherty, Kelly
                      Alli, KDB, Madds, Traore, Cantwell
                      Kane, Vardy, Rash

                      1 FT, 0.1 ITB

                      a) Kane -> DCL
                      b) Kane & Alli -> DCL & Salah (-4)
                      c) Kane & Alli -> DCL & Mane (-4)
                      d) Something else

                      1. La Roja
                        • 7 Years
                        1 month, 24 days ago

                        I’m going to do C.

                        Get rid of Spurs assets, they are pretty shite

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

                        B or C looks good

                    9. La Roja
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 24 days ago

                      What a shocking GW

                      Sold Grealish for Traore and captained Kane

                      No mane or salah either

                      Gulp

                      1. fish&chips
                        • 9 Years
                        1 month, 24 days ago

                        Exactly the same mate. At least I've got Cantwell coming off the bench

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

                        Same here. Lost my spot in top 10K

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

                        I made the same transfer. Partly saved by Cantwell off the bench but it still hurts

                    10. Hakim Ziyech
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 24 days ago

                      Aint nothing sweeter than a double digit auto sub

                      1. La Roja
                        • 7 Years
                        1 month, 24 days ago

                        Rico coming on for Vardy for me

                        Sigh...

                        1. Out of Position
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 1 Year
                          1 month, 24 days ago

                          Feel for you. I'm in the same boat.

                        2. Hakim Ziyech
                          • 1 Year
                          1 month, 24 days ago

                          Lol

                      2. Eat my goal!
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        1 month, 24 days ago

                        Grealish off the bench. Sold in droves too

                        1. Hakim Ziyech
                          • 1 Year
                          1 month, 24 days ago

                          Juicy. Maddison here

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

                      Happy New Year everyone!

                      Back to work for me.. which means skulking round the Members area looking at heat maps like usual!

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

                        The Scoutcast situation needs to be fixed. Last times was Joe and Andy 1 on 1...

                      2. ‘Tis the Season
                        • 1 Year
                        1 month, 24 days ago

                        Happy new year AZ. Welcome back, hope you chilled on your break. Looking forward to your articles going forward.

                      3. Somar
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 23 days ago

                        Is this what you do for a living, Az? Proper dream job for FPL managers lol

                    12. The Dribbler
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 24 days ago

                      that's for sure. will take grealish's points as a parting gift and downgrade him to cantwell (and upgrade maupay to jimmy with the change). thanks Jack, you have paid your debt and we can go our separate ways.

                    13. rnrd
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 24 days ago

                      Aurier to Sidibe on a FT?