Scout Squad

The Scout Squad picks for FPL Gameweek 22

After a mini-break over Christmas due to the swift turnaround in Gameweeks, the Scout Squad panel have reassembled for the first time in 2020 to submit their player longlists for the coming weekend.

In this article, our four regulars – editorial staff Paul, David and Neale plus community manager Geoff – each proposes an 18-man squad of Fantasy assets for Gameweek 22 and explain their notable inclusions/omissions in their copy below.

The 72 nominations listed will then be narrowed down to a squad of 15 (with the starting XI not exceeding a total cost of £83m) for the weekly Scout Picks selection ahead of the earlier-than-usual deadline at 19:00 GMT on Friday.

There are requirements for at least one sub-£5.0m goalkeeper, at least one defender under £5.0m, at least one midfielder priced £6.5m or below and at least one forward priced at £7.5m or lower.

Each panellist is restricted to no more than three players from the same team, as is the case in FPL.

We will again be adding a captaincy to the Scout Picks, with details of that revealed on Friday.


 DavidNealePaulGeoff
GKBen FosterBen FosterBen FosterRui Patricio
 Rui PatricioVicente GuaitaDean HendersonKepa Arrizabalaga
 Lukasz FabianskiLukasz FabianskiJordan PickfordJordan Pickford
DFTrent Alexander-ArnoldAndrew RobertsonTrent Alexander-ArnoldJohn Lundstram
 Djibril SidibeRomain SaissJohn LundstramRomain Saiss
 Kurt ZoumaJohn LundstramDjibril SidibeCaglar Soyuncu
 John LundstramSead KolasinacCesar AzpilicuetaDjibril Sidibe
 Romain SaissCesar AzpilicuetaRomain SaissDavid Luiz
MFMohamed SalahKevin De BruyneKevin De BruyneAnthony Martial
 Sadio ManeSadio ManeMohamed SalahKevin De Bruyne
 Kevin De BruyneIsmaila SarrAnthony MartialJames Maddison
 Anthony MartialAnthony MartialRicharlisonRicharlison
 Ismaila SarrJoao MoutinhoIsmaila SarrAdama Traore
FWTroy DeeneyRaul JimenezJamie VardyMarcus Rashford
 Raul JimenezSergio AgueroMarcus RashfordTammy Abraham
 Marcus RashfordJamie VardyRaul JimenezJamie Vardy
 Jamie VardyMarcus RashfordTammy AbrahamRaul Jimenez
 Dominic Calvert-LewinAdam IdahDominic Calvert-LewinDominic Calvert-Lewin

Most popular picks: John Lundstram, Romain Saiss, Kevin De Bruyne, Anthony Martial, Raul Jimenez, Jamie Vardy, Marcus Rashford (four), Ben Foster, Djibril Sidibe, Ismaila Sarr, Dominic Calvert-Lewin (three)

DAVID SAID…

Following my recent article on Watford, I’ve opted for a triple-up on their assets for a favourable trip to Bournemouth.

Ben Foster gets a place in goal for his recent resurgence, now capable of both saves and clean sheets in equal measure against a Cherries outfit bottom of the league for big chances in their last four matches.

Meanwhile, Ismaïla Sarr and Troy Deeney are also included having combined for seven attacking returns in the last four Gameweeks. Bournemouth have conceded an average of 1.8 goals per game in their last six.

Trent Alexander-Arnold is my top defender for Gameweek 22 as he, once again, has a chance for returns at both ends of the pitch.

Bournemouth are the only side to have registered fewer big chances than Spurs in their last four matches while Liverpool have kept four clean sheets in a row now.

Furthermore, since Jose Mourinho took over at Spurs, they have kept just one clean sheet (joint-worst in the division) and conceded an average of 1.4 goals per game – which bodes well for the in-form attacking options of Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mané.

Djibril Sidibé gets another mention from me ahead of Everton’s meeting with Brighton. None of his defensive colleagues has matched his key pass total over the last four matches while only Bournemouth have mustered fewer big chances during that time than the Seagulls.

Meanwhile, Burnley have managed just three shots on target since Gameweek 18, by far the lowest of any in the division, which is why I’ve opted for Kurt Zouma in my selection.

Aston Villa’s defence has been questionable this season so I’m expecting the loss of Tom Heaton to cause even more problems when Manchester City rock up on Sunday afternoon.

Kevin De Bruyne is the most nailed-on option when looking to capitalise on the Citizens’ attacking power, with returns in four of his last five, two of them double-digit hauls.

Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial looked poised to benefit from the continually shaky Norwich defence, while Raùl Jiménez may find some joy against an equally leaky Newcastle back-line.

Finally, Jamie Vardy gets into my selection but is not quite as high as some of the other forwards I mentioned.

I’m eager for more updates on his calf injury from Brendan Rodgers’ next press conference while Southampton’s defence has been making improvements recently.

Over the last four matches, they have conceded just four big chances – only Liverpool have allowed fewer than that.

NEALE SAID…

This could be a Gameweek in which the appealing matches on paper are not quite as straightforward as they seem.

Sheffield United take on a West Ham United side buoyed by David Moyes’ appointment, while Everton face a tricky Brighton outfit that have caused ‘bigger’ teams trouble all season.

Southampton are unrecognisable from the side that lost 9-0 to Leicester a few months ago, while Norwich have performed bravely without reward of late and take on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s hit-and-miss United this weekend.

Chelsea’s recent slip-ups at Stamford Bridge means that a home fixture against Burnley is far from a gimmie, either.

Those caveats aside, it would seem perverse to go without the likes of John Lundstram, Anthony Martial, Jamie Vardy and Marcus Rashford when their teams are on home soil.

Cesar Azpilicueta also gets the nod because of his attacking threat (top for expected goal involvement among defenders over the last six Gameweeks) as much as his clean sheet potential, while I sense that whoever starts up front for Norwich at Old Trafford could get a lot of joy from a central defence that may comprise the out-of-form Victor Lindelof and the tragicomic Phil Jones. I’ve stuck hat-trick hero Adam Idah down given that Teemu Pukki is struggling for fitness but Daniel Farke could potentially bring us positive news on the Finn in his pre-match presser, so I’ll leave the space open for him should he be passed fit.

There are no real shocks elsewhere, with my Sead Kolasinac selection based on his advanced role in the Arsenal team (more on this in my article on the Arteta-era Gunners) and Crystal Palace’s shortage of goals in 2019/20.

The triple-up on Wolves is fairly self-explanatory, with Romain Saiss – who has more headed attempts than any other FPL defender over the last six Gameweeks – and dead-ball specialist Joao Moutinho getting the nod alongside Raul Jimenez because of injury-hit Newcastle’s season-long vulnerability to aerial balls and set plays.

Bournemouth are the Premier League’s worst side based on form over the last ten Gameweeks, so I’ve backed against the Cherries with two Watford assets.

Ben Foster has three clean sheets in his last six starts, while Eddie Howe’s side have scored a dismal seven goals in their last 14 outings.

At the other end, Ismaila Sarr is joint-third among FPL midfielders for shots in the box and big chances since returning to the Watford starting XI in Gameweek 14.

The final word is on Liverpool assets, who we’ll be discussing a lot of ahead of Double Gameweek 24.

There’s nothing much to split their premium defenders and midfielders but I’ve gone for Sadio Mane and Andrew Robertson purely for the Serge Aurier factor: only three clubs have allowed more chances from their right flank than Spurs since Jose Mourinho took over.

PAUL SAID…

Wolves, Chelsea and Everton could all merit investment at both ends of the pitch in our picks for Gameweek 22.

All three provide in-form differentials in defence and have favourable home fixtures up next.

At a cost of just £4.4m, Romain Saiss offers a cheaper alternative to Matt Doherty (£6.1m) in the Wolves backline.

Owned by less than 1% of FPL managers, the Moroccan has three goals in his 21 starts across all competitions this season.

Saiss’ aerial ability could make the difference against Newcastle at Molineux.

He has recorded six headed attempts in the last six Gameweeks, more than any other defender.

The Magpies, meanwhile, have conceded 69 headed efforts, a league-leading figure.

Cesar Azpilicueta sits in under 5% of FPL squads for the visit of Burnley.

The Chelsea full-back has produced eight shots inside the penalty area in the last six Gameweeks, joint-top among FPL defenders.

Considering he managed just two shots in the box in the opening 15 Gameweeks, it’s fair to say Azpilicueta has upped his goal threat considerably.

Djibril Sidibe welcomes Brighton to Goodison Park on the back of some fine recent displays.

The Everton defender has 24 points in his last three home appearances, serving up two clean sheets and a pair of assists.

Yet he is owned by less than 2% of managers ahead of Friday’s deadline.

Sidibe has created six chances in Everton’s three Gameweeks under Carlo Ancelotti – a total that ranks third at the back in FPL.

A change of manager has also raised the potential of Ismaila Sarr.

The Watford winger has two goals and two assists in five appearances for Nigel Pearson – prior to that, he managed one goal in the opening 16 Gameweeks.

The Senegalese’s 12 shots and 11 shots in the box are more than any team-mate under Pearson.

Both those totals place among the top five midfielders since the new manager took charge in Gameweek 17.

GEOFF SAID…

I kick off my picks with Rui Patricio as my top shot-stopper, playing against an injury-hit Newcastle side. My other goalkeeper selections are Kepa Arrizabalaga, with a strong home game against Burnley, and Jordan Pickford, whose Everton side host Brighton.

I look to five defenders with home games, headlined by John Lundstram and his strong form at Bramall Lane all season. Romain Saiss is a cheap and low-owned option who could score well, while Caglar Soyuncu, Djibril Sidibe and David Luiz round off my defensive picks.

Anthony Martial is my first Manchester United player, with three goals in as many games and playing ‘out of position’ as a forward.

Kevin De Bruyne has seven attacking returns in the last four Gameweeks and comes up against an Aston Villa side with injury problems.

James Maddison and Richarlison are two of the top three transfers in this week for good reason, while Adama Traore has three attacking returns in his last 2 home games.

Marcus Rashford comes into Gameweek 22 at home to Norwich with excellent form, only blanking in four of the last 13 Gamweeks.

Tammy Abraham is at home to Burnley and has returned in back-to-back Gameweeks, while Jamie Vardy will likely be available again after missing two league fixtures.

Raul Jimenez is another appealing forward pick with a home game and strong form, and Dominic Calvert-Lewin, with three goals in the last three games, is someone I think could have a breakout Gameweek.

THE COMMUNITY CHAMPION

Each week, one of the Fantasy Football Scout community takes on the Scout Picks by pitting their chosen XI against ours.

The community member who beats our picks by the biggest margin over the campaign will win a £100 Amazon Voucher and a place in our Moderators and Contributors League for the following season.

Mince n Tatties was defeated 49-39 in Gameweek 18 by the Scout Picks, who then lost 58-47 to FPL_SMR in Gameweek 19.

There was no community champion in Gameweeks 20 or 21.

Irfansheikh and AK’s 17-point winning margins from Gameweek 6 and 10 remain the current targets to beat.

Our Scout Picks article on Friday will have further details on who is representing the community this week.

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846 Comments Post a Comment
  1. fcsaltyballs
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Is this good to go for this week?

    Henderson
    TAA Soyuncu Lundstram Rico
    KDB Mane Salah Grealish
    Vardy Jimenez

    McGovern Greenwood Dendoncker Kelly

    1FT 1.3ITB

    Plan then will be to do something like Kelly Greenwood >> 4.1 DCL

    Thanks all

    1. kuzser
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Lovely team

      1. fcsaltyballs
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Thank you mate

    2. trickyrikkirik
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Dunk instead of Rico, Bournemouth are in a bad place...

      1. fcsaltyballs
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        I don’t have Dunk mate

        Fancy Bmth to bounce back

    3. XABI 15
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      same team as you but have DCL instead of Rico and a much worse GK in Pope

  2. Paul 'The Party Animal…
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Does this plan sound ok?

    Pope, Alli and Zaha ---> Fabianski, Traore, Maddison

    Traore would be my two week placeholder punt for Salah

    1. kuzser
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      looks good

    2. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      -4 or -8

      1. Paul 'The Party Animal…
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        -4 only

        1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Will hopefully work

  3. kuzser
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Will appreciate your help on these 2 questions guys:

    1. Combo for Dgw24 to accommodate a 3rd Liv player
    a) SALAH - Maddison - DCL play 3-4-3 (Hayden as a fodder)
    b) SALAH - Grealish - Maddison and fodder, play 3-5-2 (Connoly/ Greenwood as a fodder)
    c) SALAH - Grealish - Jimenez and fodder, play 3-4-3 (Hayden as a fodder)
    d) ROBBO/VVD - Richarlison/Martial -Maddison - Jimenez, play whatever works

    2. Who to play this week?
    1) Alli
    2) Grealish
    3) Alli->Martial/Richarlison and go for option D above

    Ramsdale
    Taa Soy Lundstram
    Mane Kdb Maddison Grealish
    Vardy Ings Jimenez

    Alli Rico Kelly

    1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      A2

  4. The Train Driver
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    If Man Utd manage to score first I think that they will murder Norwich. 4/5 goals very possible..

    1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Beundia will kill them 😀

    2. Pieterke30
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Bold prediction - Cantwell will outscore Martial and Rashford this weekend.

    3. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      And if they don't they will lose in pathetic fashion

      1. The Train Driver
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        This, all about confidence. They were actually the better team until Man City scored, then it was just free fall. Ole no mastermind tactician so it all comea down to the players and their confidence...

        1. Pieterke30
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          The better team? Meh. City scored early. Before that there wasnt much to see from both sides

    4. Hot Toddy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Hoping for a Martial haul. Preparing for 1pt disaster though.

    5. FPL Pillars
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      The way Utd are I expect them to lose

  5. Dannywaz
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 8 days ago

    David Silva 2 week punt ??

    1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Sure

    2. Hot Toddy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Like it

    3. Kip
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Firmly on my radar

  6. tim
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    G2G?

    Could upgrade Gazza if its a must, otherwise will roll the FT.

    Gazza
    Taa Soy Lund Rico
    Salah KDB Maddy Traore
    VardyC Tammy

    Button Grealish Maypay Kelly

    1. Hot Toddy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Good squad. Spurs defence is pretty terrible I'd move Gazzaniga on if you can get someone better.

      1. tim
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Could get anyone up to 4.8, but could also use the 0.3 for Mane or Robbo for the DGW

  7. Kip
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    For those aiming at the Salah+Mané double up for DGW, are you planning to keep both afterwards?

    I’d prefer the midfield double up for the DGW, but am swaying towards the defensive double up because i’d be happy to keep Robbo&Trent afterwards while i would be looking to shift one of Salah+Mané after dgw to spread funds again

    1. Hot Toddy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Had both mods since gw12. They're going nowhere.

      1. Hot Toddy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 8 days ago

        *mids

    2. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Keeping both, otherwise would have gone for double defense.

      In your case, Trent and Robertson makes sense.

    3. Do I Not Like Orange
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Yes, fixtures coming off the double are fantastic from an attacking POV. Only risk is that CL rotation could bite around the Norwich game, but I think I'll look to upgrade my bench by then.

    4. Le Bluff
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      It's tricky. I currently have both Salah and Mane and plan on holding them after the DGW. I firmly believe the attacking double up is the best option for the DGW, hence why I have them.

      After the DGW, I think holding the Salah+Mane double-up depends a lot on your 'enablers' - e.g. Ings and Grealish in my case, keeping pace with higher priced assets (Maddison and Jimenez, for example) which the defensive double-up allows.

      Villa and Southampton both sit quite high on the Season Ticker from GW 24 so I'm actually quite confident they'll do well, and both are talismen.

      Some of it comes down to team structure too. If you have two Liverpool 7.0+ defensive assets and suddenly one of the other big hitters hits form, I've previously seem them as a cash cow and would downgrade one. I think having the Salah and Mane double-up gives you more freedom to jump on Sterling/Aguero or whoever hits form without major surgery.

    5. Jarvish Scott Talent
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      No way will be selling for a good while looking at the fixtures

    6. Krispy Kreme
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      I’m keeping unless Sterling starts to fire. Will have a front 7 of Salah, Mané, KDB, Martial/Maddison, Vardy, Jimenez, Ings which I’m happy with to go with TAA, Lord, Henderson and Soyuncu at the back.

  8. Orion
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Gap is 100pts behind ML leader... So Aguero C as a differential, if he’s confirmed fit 🙂

    1. Athletic Nasherbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Same here. On WC though.

    2. Pukki Party
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Why wouldn't he be fit?

  9. britzdubb
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    have sterling and salah already

    is mahrez a good double up, can't afford KDB or mane

    1. Hot Toddy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 8 days ago

      No.

      1. britzdubb
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        what to do with £8.5?

    2. trickyrikkirik
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Richarlson maybe worth a punt

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

      David Silva .....

  10. Tsparkes10
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 8 days ago

    A) Play Cantwell
    B) Play Alli
    C) Move Alli on for free to Sarr or Fornals

  11. fcsaltyballs
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    When are pressers?

  12. Daniel Son
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Mane Captain choice against Aurier, seems a good bet this week

    1. Athletic Nasherbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Yep in my thoughts if I don’t get Aguero.

  13. Paul 'The Party Animal…
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Who is a better option more long term?

    a) Maddison (with Ndidi out, potentially playing more defensively>)

    b) Richarlison (potentially got one more game than Leicester due to GW28 blank)

    1. Tsparkes10
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Bit of a weird reason for b for me. Be surprised if you kept him that long. I'd go b as a punt if money no problem though

  14. Rhodes your boat
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Vardy or kdb captain and why?

    1. Hot Toddy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 8 days ago

      De Bruyne. Better player. Better team. Opposition are disgusting.

  15. Tsparkes10
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 8 days ago

    People going Salah and Mane, how do your teams look and what's your TV

    1. zhiren
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      99.6 on my squad and have 5.4 ITB for next week to bring in salah!

    2. Hot Toddy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Linked.

    3. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Team value is meh and so is my team, only 102.2

    4. cigan
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Should look like this come gw23

      Guaita
      TAA Soyuncu Dunk Lundstram Cathcart
      Salah Mane KDB Maddison Dendonker
      Vardy Ings DCL

      TV 106.2 atm

    5. Jarvish Scott Talent
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Fine
      Shite

      TV so overrated. The only difference between having "great" TV and "crap" TV is having (for example) Rashford instead of DCL, with the other 14 being identical.

    6. Do I Not Like Orange
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Current TV is 6.6 (no idea of SV). Team will look like this barring any extreme price changes next week:

      Hendo
      TAA Lord Soy
      Salah Mane Maddison KDB
      Vardy Jimmy Ings

      McG Kelly Doncker Reid

      0.0 ITB

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

        Serious team that, much better than mine.

    7. Tsparkes10
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 8 days ago

      I'm struggling atm bringing in Mane and Salah with my current team. Want to keep Martial which makes it almost impossible so will probs keep tabs on him this weekend and see if it's worth downgrading him to traore. Or just get Robo :/

    8. ManUnitedComeBack
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Guaita 4m
      Sidibe Evans Lord Rico Kiko
      Salah Mane KdB Grealish Cantwell
      Vardy Rashford DCL
      TV is 105.4
      I've had Lord, KdB, Vardy and Rashford pretty much since the start so got good value in them. The plan is to shift Evans to TAA alongside Rashford to Ings or Grealish to Noble over the next 2 FWs

      1. ManUnitedComeBack
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Sale value is 102.4m

    9. Le Bluff
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Current team:

      Pope / Button
      TAA / Balbuena / Lundstram / Rico / Kelly
      Salah / Mane / KDB / Grealish / Cantwell
      Vardy / Ings / Abraham

      Squad Value 105.4. No idea on selling value.

    10. fusen
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      It's all about the sale value. The team value is just for show and often doesn't accomplish much. It's how much you have to actually spend after selling players that matters

  16. fcsaltyballs
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Well after last nights game, who is the best captain for this gameweek:

    1. KDB (avl)
    2. Vardy (SOU)

    Thanks all

    1. thomashl
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      I’m going Vardy (c) Kdb (vc)

      1. zhiren
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        same

    2. Warby84
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Vardy

  17. thomashl
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Pope to

    A) Ryan
    B) McCarthy
    C) Fab

    1. zhiren
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      i went for foster

      1. thomashl
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Yeah, just feel that the best fixtures have passed

  18. Do I Not Like Orange
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Any word on Maddison 'injury'? Would like to bring him in tonight before the rise ideally as the extra 0.1 could have implications for my Salah plans.

    1. thomashl
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Was bringing him in myself, so this is interesting

    2. NOMONEY
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      was he injured? i thought he played the 90 and finished the game

      1. Jarvish Scott Talent
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Nasty head knock near the end

      2. Do I Not Like Orange
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Came off 30 seconds from the end with a head injury. No time left to come back on before the final whistle which is vexing to say the least from an FPL POV.

      3. Long ago I drew a walrus
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Talk of concussion. Head traumas don't set in immediately sometimes

      4. NOMONEY
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        all right, thanks for the info guys, will follow rodger's press conference tomorrow

  19. Van der Faart
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Any thoughts here. 2 frees. 0.9 ITB

    Ryan (Gazza)
    Soyu TAA Lundy (Rico Kelly)
    KDB Mane Traore Alli
    Vardy Rashford Ings

    Rico, Kelly, Gazza are obvious transfers out, also need to generate some funds for the DGW to get Salah or Robbo so Alli and Rashford could be moved out either.

  20. HaffNanner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Right to bench Alli?

    Henderson
    TAA Soyuncu Lundstram Sidibe (Kelly)
    Mane KDB Grealish (Alli Hayden)
    Vardy Rashford DCL

  21. cigan
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 8 days ago

    With no Ev/Bri, would you prefer Webster or Holgate?

  22. GW22 Breakout Players
    Geoff
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Friday night deadline this GW..

    Who do you think will find form and step up to score big this GW, and why?

    Maybe someone who hasn't had a double digit score in a while, has a series of no attacking returns, or has very low ownership.

    Have you seen something in someone's play or in their stats to make you think they could be ready for a breakout GW?

    1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      David Silva

      1. Pieterke30
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        And Todd Cantwell - he broke out long ago but I mean I expect him to score big.

    2. Long ago I drew a walrus
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Mane vs Aurier scares me so much that I might remove Rashford (NOR) to bring him in (Alli to Calvert Lewin enabler)

      1. Krispy Kreme
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        I made these exact transfers this week

      2. jtreble
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        +1. Mane could do very well this week.

      3. Pieterke30
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Salah is the one on pens tho.

    3. Athletic Nasherbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      If Aguero starts I expect a big haul.

      Think Neto (if Jota is injured) is a great shout also.

      Richarlison to outscore DCL this week comfortably.

      Salah to smash those favouring defensive double up with a huge away haul. Mane assist.

    4. Mingo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Return of the Lord.

    5. NOMONEY
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Son Heung-min aka Sonaldo

      1. Alberto Tomba
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        I hope this catches on :). What a player

    6. Binny
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Matt Doherty

    7. Hot Toddy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Quietly confident Liverpool hammer Spurs so with that hoping Salah continues his form and hauls.

    8. Space Cadete
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Having watched in horror as a Pope owner at Burnley’s defensive form recently, think Tammy is well capable of double digits this week. Pulisic got a hat-trick against them in the away fixture, so he could do well this week too. Surely Chelsea can’t be terrible at home forever!

    9. laGan1n1
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      C Wilson

    10. ManUnitedComeBack
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      DCL

    11. Link
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Pepe
      Mahrez

      Newcastle conceding a lot of headers so Wolves defence could prosper with Moutinho delivery (Doherty?)

    12. GARY AND JAMIE
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Sterlings gonna deliver at some point and AV away looks the one

    13. Trilogist
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Sarr - one of the best players outside of the top 6 - absolutely electric that guy.

    14. Arteta
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Emi Buendía will finally score his first goal.

      1. britzdubb
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Bernardo Silva , coz he can

        1. britzdubb
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          reply fail sorry

    15. Bare Foot United
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Martial ! At least I hope

      1. sovietrockettes
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 8 days ago

        I'm with you

    16. Pep Pig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      I feel Matt Doherty is a clean sheet away from a potential big haul. He's looking a real attacking threat again. Also agree with the Mane v Aurier comment above. Though same could be said with Salah v Sessegnon.
      Sidibe/Richarlison could also do well

    17. wulfranian
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Haller

    18. BigBillyBass
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Vardy

    19. Miniboss
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Jimenez to punish everyone for everything

    20. The Sociologist
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Thinking (hoping) Foster has a big score in him this week.

      • FPL Pillars
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Jiménez

      • Collie01
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Dani Ceballos bandwagon v.2.0 going to be leaving the station soon

    21. teneighty
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      I need to downgrade Jimi to afford Salah ahead of the double. Would you prefer Maupay or DCL?
      Will do the transfer after next deadline because I want to keep Jimi against Newcastle.

      1. markloe
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        watch Everton v Brighton and see how they look? Think DCL is marginally better choice

        1. teneighty
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Depending on price changes I might have to push the button on friday night. I'm edging towards DCL myself.

          Thanks for the reply!

    22. markloe
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Think I've ridden my luck with Jesus long enough so-
      Jesus + Alli -> DCL + Salah for free? Or Jesus -> Ings/Jiminez and then get Salah in GW24?

      1. Athletic Nasherbo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        I’d keep Jesus this week.

        1. markloe
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          But I want to get off Mr. Pep's wild ride

      2. Warby84
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Get rid and get Salah plus DCL

        1. markloe
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          I'm leaning that way I think.. my only reservation with DCL is the two away games, I know they're blue on the ticker but both a lot more solid now

      3. andy85wsm
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        DCL and Salah seems very nicely set up for the double!

        Not sure Ings is a higher priority this week, although Ndidi missing out might be a slight concern for Leicester and may help Danny score another!

        1. markloe
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          I think at this point we have to say that Ings is fixture proof, I look at the ticker and think that I can go without him until GW26 but then you look at his record and wonder if it's better to just get it over with now

    23. Raf
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Hi guys,

      1ft, 1.3m itb

      Ramsdale
      Soy lund taa
      Martial kdb Salah Maddison
      Vardy Tammy Jiménez

      Button cantwell aurier Kelly

      Thinking
      Aurier to holgate to free up some funds
      Then
      Jiménez to Calvert-Lewis
      Kdb to mane for the double?

      1. aleksios
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Wouldnt lose KDB.Find another way.Holgate is fine.

        1. Raf
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Would be easier to ditch martial, but too many hits that way

      2. Space Cadete
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        All reasonable moves I reckon. Look at City’s fixtures compared to Liverpool’s from 24-29. I would be surprised if both Liverpool mids don’t substantially outscore De Bruyne over those weeks. Far higher ceiling I reckon and having all 3 severely compromises other areas of the team.

        KDB / City can go big any game of course, but now that Aguero is back and Bernardo is hitting form again, KDB could well drop much deeper again.

        1. Raf
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Thanks sc

      3. The Bad Seed
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        yes sell KDB.

        But dont come crying back XD

        has to be Martial

    24. aleksios
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Save ft is best option here? 0.2itb.

      --Hendo
      --TAA--VVD--Lund
      --Mane--KDB--Madds--Grealish
      --Vardy--Tammy--Rash.

      Plan for next week is Tammy+VVD to Ings+Robbo.

      Thanks guys.

    25. pokern1nja09
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Anyone else thinking of punting on Haller with a double gameweek coming up? I know the fixtures aren't great, but maybe he could be boosted with a new manager.

      1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        No spot sir

      2. ManUnitedComeBack
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        I am considering. And it is a straightforward swap to Ings after 26

      3. Pukki Party
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Might punt on him over Jimenez for the double

    26. unitednations
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Looking to downgrade one of Otamendi or Aurier to a 4.4m def so i can do Martial + Rashford >> Mane + DCL next gw

      A: Kiko...attacking, good fixtures, is he fully nailed on though with janmaat and holebas coming back from injuries
      B: Hanley..super nailed but norwich defense isnt great although there have been improvement since his return
      C: Williams...passes the eye test. good fixtures but hard to know when he will start but no harm in him being a 3rd benchfodder with a high ceiling
      D: Zabaleta...should be nailed with the fredericks injury or will Moyes play Antonio as wing back? DGW the big attraction
      E: Masauku...attacking, dgw but is he nailed?
      F: Balbuena.....attacking, dgw but is he nailed with Diop and Reid lurking?

      1. Binny
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Holgate?

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

          Don’t wanna someone who is 4.4m exactly incase of price shifts etc

    27. JabbaWookiee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Best sub £8.8m midfielder for a one gw punt?

      A) Richarlison (BHA)
      B) Martial (NOR)
      C) Maddison (SOU)
      D) Mahrez (avl)

      1. Link
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Same problem here. Already have A and am torn between C (safe, boring) and D (risky, exciting).

        1. JabbaWookiee
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Interesting. I was initially going to go for Richarlison due to fixtures and new manager bounce but he has a history of trollmanship I just can’t get past. Was quite keen on Martial (top midfielder in projections) and double up with Rash at home to Norwich, although with United that could go either way really. Maddison would be the safe option as my rival has him. And Mahrez may get a haul or not play.

          Tough one. Still none the wiser.

          1. Link
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            Defo don't want a United double up (inconsistent) so put off B.

            If it's definitely for 1 week - I'd go Mahrez. If you want the security of starts for a little longer, Maddo likely better bet.

      2. AuFeld
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        D.

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

        Dilva?

        1. JabbaWookiee
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Also viable

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

      Better option? Both cost the same.

      A. Pope > fab
      B. Button > McCarthy

      Pope button
      Taa soy dunk lund Rico

      1. pokern1nja09
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        A. Fab could get lots of save points in the double gameweek as well

        1. Bavarian
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Fab will get 2 big zero's