Scout Notes

Aubameyang red card masks Arsenal progress under Arteta

Crystal Palace 1-1 Arsenal

Goals: Jordan Ayew (£5.0m) | Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£10.8m)

Assists: Cheikhou Kouyate (£4.9m) | Alexandre Lacazette (£9.3m)

Bonus Points: Ayew x3 Kouyate x2 Aubameyang x1

Jordan Ayew (£5.0m) rescued a point for Crystal Palace against a dogged, and arguably unlucky, Arsenal.

Fantasy managers looking for further evidence of Mikel Arteta’s benign influence on the Gunners found it in abundance during the first half at Selhurst Park.

The visitors controlled the match up until the break, with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£10.8m) giving them a deserved lead when he produced a no-nonsense finish from Alexandre Lacazette‘s (£9.3m) astute pass.

Arsenal under their new manager are already a mile away from the disjointed mess they were towards the end of Unai Emery’s reign, with left-back Sead Kolasinac‘s (£5.2m) frequent forays down the flank covered by Granit Xhaka (£5.1m) and the entire team defending as a unit when required.

But a combination of the high wind and Palace’s standard obduracy meant the Gunners couldn’t turn their early fluency into a second goal.

And everything changed after half-time.

The influential Lucas Torreira (£4.7m) had to be replaced at the break, with Arteta’s initial diagnosis a vague one.

“It looks like (an injury). He had to come off at half-time. I don’t know (what it is). I’ll have to check with the doctor.” – Mikel Arteta

What did become clear was how well Torreira and Xhaka had nullified Palace’s midfield, because without the Uruguayan, Arsenal struggled to contain their hosts, who were level within ten minutes of the restart.

Cheikhou Kouyaté (£4.9m) fed Ayew, whose shot took a big deflection off David Luiz (£5.7m) on its way past Bernd Leno (£5.0m).

Things then turned from bad to worse for Arsenal when Aubameyang was shown a red card, following an intervention by VAR, for a challenge on Max Meyer (£5.2m) that might have been lacking in malice, but was definitely mistimed and decidedly ugly.

The Arsenal coach had no complaints with the decision.

“I just watched it and it looked nasty, to be fair. Knowing Auba, there’s no intention to make such a tackle. Hopefully, he hasn’t been injured and we are sorry for that. The decision was made and we have to accept it.” – Mikel Arteta

His Palace counterpart, Roy Hodgson, was not so hopeful that Meyer had escaped without injury.

“The position of his ankle as the challenge comes in is not a pleasant thing to see. I’d be very surprised if there isn’t any ligament damage there, but we won’t know that until Monday.” – Roy Hodgson

Pre-Arteta Arsenal might well have crumbled after the dismissal, but there was none of that at Selhurst Park.

They rode their luck when a looping header from James Tomkins (£5.0m) had to be cleared off the line, but even better chances came at the other end, with Nicolas Pépé (£9.1m) seeing his shot brilliantly tipped onto the post by Vicente Guaita (£5.1m), who then bravely saved the rebound at Lacazette’s feet.

A win would probably have flattered the Gunners, but their defensive solidity was generally impressive – Ainsley Maitland-Niles (£4.6m) did a particularly good job keeping Wilfried Zaha (£6.8m) very quiet – and their front three are likely to prosper against less well-drilled opponents.

Unfortunately for Fantasy managers, the most in-form of that trio, Aubameyang, won’t be adding to his three goals from the last four Gameweeks as he’ll now be suspended for the next three matches.

Arsenal have a very attractive long-term schedule, but investing in their improved defence still feels risky on the evidence of Arteta’s first three league games in charge.

Lacazette and Pepe might step up in the absence of Aubameyang, but Mesut Ozil (£7.2m) was little more than a bit-part player against Palace.

As for Roy Hodgson’s side, their defenders remain the best bet for points as they embark on a good eight-match run during which the first fixture, away at Manchester City, is by far and away the toughest test.

Zaha continues to be a misfiring luxury, while new loan signing Cenk Tosun (£5.7m) was starved of service during his 22-minute debut – a state of affairs he will probably have to get used to when playing for a side who’ve managed a league-worst 213 attempts this season.

Crystal Palace XI (4-5-1): Guaita; Riedewald, Cahill, Tomkins, M Kelly; Zaha, McCarthy, McArthur, Kouyaté, Meyer (Tosun 68′); Ayew.

Arsenal XI (4-2-3-1): Leno; Kolasinac, D Luiz, Sokratis, Maitland-Niles; Xhaka, Torreira (Guendouzi 46′); Aubameyang, Özil (Martinelli 70′), Pépé; Lacazette (Nelson 90+2′).

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  1. Niho992
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Anyone considering Firmino for DGW ? He scored 7 goals this season(all away). Problem is that Liverpool has great fixtures after double and i will want more Mane for those fixtures but i also need differential because im chasing

    1. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      No

    2. A Fat Spanish Waiter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      I started thinking about it after he scored today, and it would be easy for me to get him. That said, I think reason will get the better of me.

      I’m actually considering something even more outside the box... KDB -> Mane.

      1. Niho992
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 11 days ago

        I can get him or Mane. Both for hit. But if i get him i can get Son too. With Mane i will probably get Deulo...

    3. Bushwhacker
        1 month, 11 days ago

        He’s playing the best of the three of them tbh

    4. Sturridge Wars
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Best replacement for Fabianski?

      A) Henderson ( already have Lundstram )
      B) Alex McCarthy
      C) Ben Foster
      D) Matt Ryan
      E) Ramsdale

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

        Not E.

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

          you hate Rico and Rambo (Bournemouth) don’t you...

          I suppose this WAT game will provide the final verdict

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

            Probably CS and Rico goal now.

      2. A Fat Spanish Waiter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Keepers are such a crapshoot. I went for D, but the long-term delta between them is tiny.

      3. Greek Freak
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        I'm between Ryan and McCarthy. I just don't know, it's such a crapshoot as was said above. Southampton have a more solid defence than Brighton right now, but they still seem to concede 1 per match. Ryan makes more saves, but is also more expensive of course. Any opinions on this?

      4. osceola31909
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        I’ve had Ryan and Button all season and been very happy. He gets a lot of saves, and by having Button, you save money for elsewhere. At some point Brighton will have a blank gameweek, but it is still worth it.

    5. xtina
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      2FTs. 1.9m. Best way to fill final Liv spot?

      A) Maddy & Rash - > Mane & DCL
      B) Soy & Stephens - > Robbo & Willams

      Current team:

      Rams (Button)
      TAA, Soy, Lund (Rico, Stephens)
      KDB, Salah, Maddy, Grealish (Dendo)
      Ings, Rash, Vardy

      1. Joggers Nipple
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        B

      2. A Fat Spanish Waiter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Such a tough one. I have almost the same issue. My guess is B actually nets you more points over the long haul. That said, going without mane when the masses will be TCing him is sure frightening.

        1. xtina
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Yeah it's a tricky one! Was set on Mane until Rashy's haul today. Will keep changing throughout the week i reckon 😛

      3. Trippier Hazard
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        You'll be hiding behind sofa if you don't go A

    6. antoinehude
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      A) Salah / Mané / Calvert Lewin
      B) Richarlison / Mané / Firmino

      1. A Fat Spanish Waiter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        A

      2. Trippier Hazard
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        A

      3. Zico Senna
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        B

    7. Trippier Hazard
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Who's better to buy, Cantwell or Fleck, and why? Thanks in advance for your advice.

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

        Cantwell only good at home. Fleck has 2 hard games then great ones

    8. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Life being getting in the way and finding it hard to focus on FPL especially considering my horrible rank...so:
      A. Save FT
      B. Wildcard the crap out of it
      C. Other options most welcome

      Henderson Button
      Trent Lundstram Pereira Doherty Rico
      KDB Martial Richarlison Alli Dendoncker
      Vardy Rashford Jimenez
      0.9

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

        If you trust United vs Pool, save. Problem is double United attack though.

        1. Zico Senna
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          How’s that a bad thing? Burnley in GW24, and both scored last game.

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

            Might be an issue if Pool win vs United with no goals obviously.

            1. Zico Senna
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 11 days ago

              Could be but i’d still keep them for Burnley, they’re shocking. After that game then maybe move one on in my case.

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

                Having no Pool mid in the DGW doesn't sound great. Guess a double up in defence could help.

      2. Bobby Digital
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Team is fine, save FT.

      3. Trippier Hazard
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        What's your strategy for getting 2 more Pool players if you don't WC? Money tied up in Pereira and Doherty, Alli about to drop too...

        1. jia you jia you
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          this is part of the reason I'm considering wildcarding

      4. Niho992
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 11 days ago

        I would WC.

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

        Take a hit to work Salah in, Doherty or Pereira to free up funds

      6. A Fat Spanish Waiter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        I’d save. The issue is getting three pool for 24. Basically impossible without a hit or two.

        You can go directly Doherty to Robbo or VVD for free. Then you need a big downgrade somewhere else to bring in mane or salah. For example, in 24, you could go Rash to something like Maupay or DCL, and then move Alli to Mane or Salah.

        I think that’s one hit and you will be good to go for 24-29. Longer term, you could move pereira for funds.

        Anyway, food for thought.

        1. jia you jia you
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Yes, have thought about that but Alli is home to Norwich so it's a hard sel, cheers

      7. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Cheers all, very varied opinions but such is the game... torn between wildcarding and saving which sounds ridiculous!

    9. antoinehude
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      A)
      Schmeichel
      Alexander-Arnold / Holgate / Lundstram
      Mané / Salah / De Bruyne / Martial
      Vardy / Ings / Calvert-Lewin

      Button / Williams / Kelly / Cantwell

      B)
      Schmeichel
      Gomez / Holgate / Lundstram
      Mané / Salah / De Bruyne / Martial / Richarlison
      Vardy / Ings

      Button / Williams / Kelly / Greenwood

      1. PUP02
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        TAA + DCL vs Gomez + Rich? A for me, just.

      2. Joggers Nipple
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Neither to be honest, getting 2 Lpool mids is wrecking the rest of your team

    10. PUP02
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Would really appreciate thoughts on these potential DGW24 moves guys 1.8itb:

      A) Rash Rich > Deulo Salah
      B) Traore Rash Soy > Salah Green Egan (-4)(352)
      C) Soy Traore > Robbo Fleck
      D) Don’t triple up

      Hendo
      TAA Soy Lunds
      Mane KDB Rich Grealish
      Vardy Ings Rash
      (Button Traore Rico Kelly)

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

        What score are you expecting for Pool vs Utd?

        1. PUP02
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          2-0 pool would be my prediction, these moves will be made after that game anyway I think

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

            Oh, thought they were this GW. Guess it's the 2 DGW game predictions that matter.
            Pool score less away normally apart from the Leicester game.
            2 x 3 in aways etc.

            1. PUP02
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 11 days ago

              Yeah, firmino for rash is also an option he seems to score away from home. To be fair it’s more for their run from DGW24. Feel like I need to triple up.

        2. Captain Casual
            1 month, 11 days ago

            3 - 0

        3. Trippier Hazard
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Reluctantly A

        4. A Fat Spanish Waiter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Flip a coin between A and C. May depend on how much TV you have tied up in Soy.

          Why Deulofeu and not Maupay or DCL?

          FWIW, soy has some difficult fixtures coming up. My computer model keeps telling me to dump him.

          1. PUP02
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Yeah I’m not concerned with the value tied up in him, and like you say, he’s definitely ditchable right now. Just fancy Deulofu 24-26 3 nice games, would be a punt.

        5. Joggers Nipple
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          C

      2. ^Freedom Fighter^
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Anyone with Aguero Captain ? Still have him and sterling to save me on humble 37 points atm

        1. Greek Freak
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          I'm in the same boat more or less - 31 with 3 to go, Sterling captain.

        2. seewhyaxe
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          I’m on 32 with Kun captain

      3. BNMC
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Should I use my WC to fix this mess?

          Ryan Guaita
          TAA Lundstram Sidibe Soyuncu Rico
          Mane Alli KDB Grealish Cantwell
          Vardy Jimenez DCL

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

            no

          2. A Fat Spanish Waiter
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            This isn’t a mess at all. Don’t wildcard this.

          3. fgdu
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            alli out robbo in

        • JasonG123
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          2FT. Which move?
          (A) Jimenez to Ings
          (B) Rashford and Martial to Salah and DCL

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

            Let them play in the Utd vs Wolves game.

            1. JasonG123
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 11 days ago

              I only have 0.1m left over for (B) so may be too late then.

          2. Wild Card this...
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            B

          3. SAY MY NAME
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            b

        • BNMC
            1 month, 11 days ago

            So I'm about to do Jimenez to Ings, what should I do for DGW24? (0.8 in the bank)
            Soyuncu to Gomez
            or
            Downgrade Alli and get VVD/Robbo (-4)

            1. Captain Casual
                1 month, 11 days ago

                Robbo for a hit

                1. BNMC
                    1 month, 11 days ago

                    I'll have 7.3 to spend. Who's the best Alli replacement at that price? Thinking either Moura or Sarr. I own Grealish already.

                    1. Greek Freak
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 11 days ago

                      I've had Moura for a few weeks now and there's no way I'd advise anyone to buy him. I'm having a really hard time not rage-transferring him out.

                      1. BNMC
                          1 month, 11 days ago

                          How did he look yesterday - was he more involved? I get the feeling he will have a more advanced role with Kane injured.

                          1. Greek Freak
                            • 4 Years
                            1 month, 11 days ago

                            No idea as I didn't watch, but in any case the game vs. Liverpool wouldn't be representative given the gulf between the two teams. I got him a few weeks ago as a punt given that my rank is awful and have nothing to lose - was 100% set on selling him but now decided to give him the next 1-2 weeks to see how he does without Kane.

                      2. Captain Casual
                          1 month, 11 days ago

                          Fleck, Perez? See how dare goes today

                    2. Klaren
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 11 days ago

                      Save this GW and do the 2nd transfer next GW. Get Robbo if you can, not VVD.

                    3. A Fat Spanish Waiter
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 11 days ago

                      Why do the Jimi to Ings transfer at all this week? Jimi is definitely off the boil but its a coin flip who scores better next week.

                      1. Greek Freak
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 11 days ago

                        That's what I've been telling myself every week since I got Jimenez only for Ings to outscore him far more often than not.

                  • GloryManUnited
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 11 days ago

                    Never been more excited for a Kun (C) tomorrow...

                    1. A Fat Spanish Waiter
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 11 days ago

                      Good luck with the pep roulette mate.

                  • Jarvish Scott Talent
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 11 days ago

                    Firmino points great news today for those going with the much better options for the DGW. Hopefully will persuade a fair few to kneejerk and get him instead.

                    1. BNMC
                        1 month, 11 days ago

                        I had him in the back of my mind, then Ings happened...

                      • Bushwhacker
                          1 month, 11 days ago

                          He’s honestly been the best of the front three for weeks.

                        • jtreble
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          1 month, 11 days ago

                          Firmino might prove to be one of the “better options”.

                        • tisza
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 5 Years
                          1 month, 11 days ago

                          It's the 7 away goals. More than Salah and mane combined (5 goals).

                          Dgw is 2 away games 🙂

                      • BNMC
                          1 month, 11 days ago

                          I'm at 715k now, is something like 200-300k too far off? I'm just aiming to beat my rank from last season which was 475k.

                          1. Greek Freak
                            • 4 Years
                            1 month, 11 days ago

                            Easy.

                            1. Greek Freak
                              • 4 Years
                              1 month, 11 days ago

                              Not saying it's necessarily easy in practice, but it's easily done in theory.

                          2. TorresMagic™
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • Has Moderation Rights
                            • 10 Years
                            1 month, 11 days ago

                            10K is possible.

                            1. Klein
                              • 4 Years
                              1 month, 11 days ago

                              800k rise in 2 gwks. Wow.

                              1. BNMC
                                  1 month, 11 days ago

                                  I mean, I had something similar recently. Got 90 points in one week that saw me go up from 1.9m to 800k, and I've never been below the top million since.

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

                                    Top million GW rank with no hits is a very nice green arrow.

                            2. tisza
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 5 Years
                              1 month, 11 days ago

                              Ranks so close. Concentrate on pt gaps.
                              Guessing you're around 80 pts off 100k. Certainly manageable. 50k only 19 pts past that.

                          3. Akshatjazz
                              1 month, 11 days ago

                              Have 2ft wat to do with my team ??

                              Henderson,Pope
                              TAA, Robertson, soyunca, lundstrum, Rico
                              Mane, kbd, martial, Maddison, dendonker
                              Vardy, ings, Calvert lewin

                              a) Pope > ryan
                              b) martial > richarlison
                              c) both

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

                                Outside next 2 if you get Ryan, how often would you bench Hendo?

                                1. Akshatjazz
                                    1 month, 11 days ago

                                    I'm most of a fixtures guy so it's 50-50

                                  • Akshatjazz
                                      1 month, 11 days ago

                                      Apart from goalkeeper do you think my team needs change ??

                                2. Klein
                                  • 4 Years
                                  1 month, 11 days ago

                                  Rashford keeps scoring. Anybody getting him soon?

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

                                    A few sold for Ings already.

                                3. Diddizz
                                  • 3 Years
                                  1 month, 11 days ago

                                  OR: 203 461
                                  1 FT - £0.2 in the bank

                                  McCarthy (4.3)

                                  TAA (7.4) - Lundstram (4.3) - Simpson (3.9)

                                  Salah (12.2) - Mané (11.6) - De Bruyne (9.8) - Martial (7.6)

                                  Vardy (9.5) - Jimenéz (7.1) - Ings (6.6)

                                  Subs: McGovern (4.0) - Cantwell (4.6) - Williams (4.0) - Kelly (4.1)

                                  What should I do with my team?

                                  1. Save transfer
                                  2. McGovern ---> Button, if he drops to 3.9
                                  3. Kelly ---> Janmaat (4.1), if he is back from injury
                                  4. Simpson ---> Janmaat
                                  5. Monitor Jimenéz in the next 2 games. If he blanks consider switching to Abraham (7.8). Downgrade Cantwell to 4.3 mid.
                                  6. Salah, Manè, TAA for a minus -8 ---> Lennon (4.6), McCarthy (4.4), Hanley (4.0) and +18,6 in the bank
                                  7. Something else. What?

                                  1. TorresMagic™
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                                    • 10 Years
                                    1 month, 11 days ago

                                    6 is a bit hardcore.
                                    Go for 1 until you cut the pointless options with 1 FT.

                                    1. Diddizz
                                      • 3 Years
                                      1 month, 11 days ago

                                      Do you think Simpson is starting home against Watford?

                                      1. TorresMagic™
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                                        • 10 Years
                                        1 month, 11 days ago

                                        No idea, team news thinks so.

                                  2. A Fat Spanish Waiter
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 5 Years
                                    1 month, 11 days ago

                                    Definitely do 6. 🙂

                                  3. A Fat Spanish Waiter
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 5 Years
                                    1 month, 11 days ago

                                    In all seriousness though, at some point you should downgrade a forward (probably jimmy) and get a real third defender. Definitely wouldn’t do it this week for a hit though.

                                    1. Diddizz
                                      • 3 Years
                                      1 month, 11 days ago

                                      Yeah, I should monitor Jimmy. If I'm not happy with him after a couple of games I will make the switch.

                                      What do think is best going forward? 3-4-3 with Maupay, DCL and a defender upgrade (Digne, Baldock, Sidibé) or 3-5-2 with Maddison, Richarlison and Greenwood?

                                4. BNMC
                                    1 month, 11 days ago

                                    Does the EO on livefpl account for benching?

                                    1. TorresMagic™
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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                                      • 10 Years
                                      1 month, 11 days ago

                                      Yes.
                                      There's Owned By and EO.

                                  • BNMC
                                      1 month, 11 days ago

                                      I just thought of something hypothetically.
                                      So Tosun just moved to Palace. What if there was someone that owned triple Palace and Tosun while he was at Everton, then they'd now have 4 Palace players. Would the game allow that?

                                      1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
                                        • 6 Years
                                        1 month, 11 days ago

                                        Yes but next time you make a transfer, you will have to get rid of one of them

                                      2. TorresMagic™
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                                        • 10 Years
                                        1 month, 11 days ago

                                        Yes, next transfer is Palace player out.

                                      3. Greek Freak
                                        • 4 Years
                                        1 month, 11 days ago

                                        Yes. But they wouldn't be able to make any transfers other than to transfer out one of the extra Palace players.

                                      4. We Will Klopp you
                                        • 3 Years
                                        1 month, 11 days ago

                                        I wouldn't wish 4 Palace players on my worst enemy

                                    • davies
                                      • 5 Years
                                      1 month, 11 days ago

                                      Nobody considering Henderson as a Fabianski replacement?

                                      1. TorresMagic™
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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                                        • 10 Years
                                        1 month, 11 days ago

                                        Next 2 not great then lovely after.
                                        Got Ryan instead this week.
                                        Villa beating Leicester would mean GW28 blank.

                                        1. A Fat Spanish Waiter
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 5 Years
                                          1 month, 11 days ago

                                          TM, you are the first person I have seen bring that up. KDB/other MC assets in a similar place.

                                          1. TorresMagic™
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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                                            • 10 Years
                                            1 month, 11 days ago

                                            Chances are Leicester beat Villa to make it worse.

                                            1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
                                              • 6 Years
                                              1 month, 11 days ago

                                              Hope this happens so that I have an excuse to get rid of Soyuncu/Vardy if required

                                        2. davies
                                          • 5 Years
                                          1 month, 11 days ago

                                          Arsenal without Auba doesn’t seem bad & Martin’s DGW covers the City game.

                                          Good point re:28 but I fancy Leicester to beat Villa

                                      2. BNMC
                                          1 month, 11 days ago

                                          Nice run after City.

                                        • A Fat Spanish Waiter
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 5 Years
                                          1 month, 11 days ago

                                          I’m sure some people are. I just think there are better options. Looked pretty good yesterday, although VAR was his friend.

                                          1. davies
                                            • 5 Years
                                            1 month, 11 days ago

                                            Such as?

                                      3. gellinmagellan
                                        • 2 Years
                                        1 month, 11 days ago

                                        Pope Button

                                        TAA Soy Rico Lund Dunk

                                        KDB Salah Martial Traore Dendoncker

                                        Vardy DCL Ings

                                        1 FT 5 ITB. Did Kane > DCL last week which is why all the money. Should I do Martial > Mane this week itself or wait one more? Also want to change Pope. Suggestions?

                                        1. A Fat Spanish Waiter
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 5 Years
                                          1 month, 11 days ago

                                          For me, I’d rather have Mane vs. Man Untied than Martial vs. Pool.

                                      4. juho
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 2 Years
                                        1 month, 11 days ago

                                        Pick one please

                                        A) Martial to Mo for a hit
                                        B) Wait for GW24 to do above and pray Mo only rises once from now to deadline

                                        Thank you.

                                        1. A Fat Spanish Waiter
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 5 Years
                                          1 month, 11 days ago

                                          He may not rise at all. Doubt very seriously he goes up twice. Monitor, but if you can afford one price rise, definitely dont do the transfer now.

                                          1. juho
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 2 Years
                                            1 month, 11 days ago

                                            Thanks, mate

                                        2. Holmes (specialist in failu…
                                          • 6 Years
                                          1 month, 11 days ago

                                          So you are getting him anyway? Do it this week then.

                                          1. juho
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 2 Years
                                            1 month, 11 days ago

                                            Yes, getting him either this or next GW for the double

                                      5. Akshatjazz
                                          1 month, 11 days ago

                                          A) Martial > richarlison
                                          B) Pope > Ryan

                                          With 2ft ??

                                          1. TorresMagic™
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                                            • 10 Years
                                            1 month, 11 days ago

                                            Answered above.

                                        • A Fat Spanish Waiter
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 5 Years
                                          1 month, 11 days ago

                                          I didn’t see what TM said above, but FWIW, I did B this week.

                                          1. A Fat Spanish Waiter
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 5 Years
                                            1 month, 11 days ago

                                            Reply fail

                                        • jamichael
                                          • 6 Years
                                          1 month, 11 days ago

                                          Aubameyang to Lacazette or Firmino? Thanks

                                        • fish&chips
                                          • 9 Years
                                          1 month, 11 days ago

                                          3rd red arrow in a row (Just KDB left this week) and I'm getting a bit frustrated. Just unlucky or problems to deal with here?

                                          Guita
                                          TAA, Doherty, Chilwell
                                          Cantwell, Madds, KDB, Salah
                                          Vardy, Rash, DCL

                                          4.0, Traore, Lund, Kelly

                                          0 FT, 1.5m ITB

                                          1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
                                            • 6 Years
                                            1 month, 11 days ago

                                            I wonder how are you getting a red arrow when you have already got all highly owned players who performed this week :\

                                            Stick with that team and get Robertson/Van Dijk for Doherty next week.

                                            1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
                                              • 6 Years
                                              1 month, 11 days ago

                                              And Traore to Grealish

                                          2. JT11fc
                                            • 1 Year
                                            1 month, 11 days ago

                                            Doherty and Chilwell not returning is a problem, maybe downgrade the to Palace/Everton/Shampton and put the money into better 4th mid

                                          3. SAY MY NAME
                                            • 2 Years
                                            1 month, 11 days ago

                                            doherty to robbo, fwiw i think traore is overhyped, 2 or 3 big returns but nothing else, the rest is fine

                                        • fcsaltyballs
                                          • 4 Years
                                          1 month, 11 days ago

                                          Henderson
                                          TAA Soyuncu Lundstram Rico
                                          KDB Mane Salah Grealish
                                          Vardy Ings

                                          McGovern Greenwood Dendoncker Kelly

                                          1FT 2.1ITB

                                          1. Greenwood >> DCL
                                          2. Dendoncker >> Cantwell
                                          3. Kelly >> Digne
                                          4. Save FT

                                          Thanks all!

                                        • Nightf0x
                                          • 4 Years
                                          1 month, 11 days ago

                                          Ryan rams
                                          Soy lund taa sidibe simpson
                                          Kdb mane madds martial traore
                                          Dcl maupay vardy
                                          Itb 4.3 (for liv. Triple-up)

                                          WC to this or no?

                                          Ryan buton
                                          Taa soy lund wiliams holgate
                                          Son kdb mane salah dendo
                                          Ayew vardy ings

                                          1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
                                            • 6 Years
                                            1 month, 11 days ago

                                            Nah, cant see any major improvement with that. Just do couple of moves like upgrading Maupay to Ings and one of the defender to Robertson, thats all

                                        • pakornk
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 3 Years
                                          1 month, 11 days ago

                                          would you rather have double Liverpool defence or double mid?

                                          1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
                                            • 6 Years
                                            1 month, 11 days ago

                                            Defense

                                          2. SAY MY NAME
                                            • 2 Years
                                            1 month, 11 days ago

                                            def