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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2,782 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Zlatanzo
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Next 3 not great fixtures for Ings, who else is considering holding off on bringing him in? Jimi to Ings very tempting though...

      1. ‘Tis the Season
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Done last night before rise. He will be £7.5+ by GW 25

        1. Zlatanzo
            1 month, 8 days ago

            7.5? Gee that’s optimistic

          • yer old da
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            7.5+ 🙂

        2. JasonG123
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Palace is a good fixture, could score at home to Wolves as well.

        3. Neo-Viper
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          He looks Fixture proof ATM.
          but i do have Jimmy too

        4. bench boost for every gamew…
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Wolves home looks good, they can´t keep cs, Palace ravage by injuries, Liverpool tough. Could bench him vs Pool. And the most important, Southampton are in good form. Jimenez is a good pick, but not sure i would want him in that fixture run, even if Wolves are good vs top sides. But the price diff is not that big anymore so understand the hesitation.

      2. Bow Locks
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        It looks like OGS is only playing Williams in the easier league games.

        1. ‘Tis the Season
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Looking to get him in, is he not preferred to Shaw? Also Young leaving to Inter

        2. Amey
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 8 days ago

          He's better than Shaw in terms of attacking potential.
          I might get him after GW 24 for Rico as 3 rd bench fodder

        3. Hotdogs for Tea
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          I think he is worth starting and if he doesn't start then your sub comes in.

          At 4.0 mill and starting in easy games, seems like a decent option

        4. white heart pain
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Easy games. Spurs are still a good side and will finish top 6

      3. Bushwhacker
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Switched Maddison to Martial for this week ; switch back for next or aim for Alli / Son? (Salah/KdB/Grealish/Fleck)

        • JasonG123
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          How do we assess United assets now? Mixed fixtures and look like the easiest route to more Liverpool attackers. But they could punish sellers in GW24 against Burnley.

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

            Keeping Rashford myself.

            1. Bushwhacker
                1 month, 8 days ago

                Yeah I’m struggling to lose him just because of one week.

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

                  If anyone from United can do something against THAT Pool team, it's Rashford IMO. It's like an insurance 😀

            2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 8 days ago

              Rashford has 7G 2A in the 8 games he’s already played this season against his next 8 opponents, only blanking in 2 of the 8 fixtures (Watford & Everton) & also on pens/DFK’s - despite utd being a dumpster fire all season the kid is FPL gold

              Martial is a striker OOP as a mid - he’s no Rashford but he’s quite decent value

              1. JasonG123
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 8 days ago

                I know they’re both good picks, but dropping both is the only way for me to get Salah and Mane. If I keep them then I have to go for double defence.

                1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 8 days ago

                  Do you fancy Salah & Mane to haul? I personally don’t see Wolves or West Ham as whipping boys based on the eye test so not hugely excited by the DGW for them

                  Martial is a much easier sell than Rashford, but still not sure he’s a good sell - could easily notch good points with BUR, WOL approaching, and Liverpool away could contain surprises too

                  1. JasonG123
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 8 days ago

                    Liverpool attackers can haul against anyone. I don’t view West Ham as revitalised under Moyes, they’re still bad imo.

                    Wolves will probably concede a couple to Spurs.

                    1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      1 month, 8 days ago

                      They certainly can, I just saw Wolves reserves contain them so well at anfield 2 weeks ago so don’t hold high hopes of a hammering at molineux

                      Likewise since Moyes came in the amount of harrying, running, tracking, pressing that West Ham have been doing has increased exponentially- they were very unlucky to concede vs SHU & I don’t see them gifting 3 or 4 big chances to anyone at the minute hence not bowled over by those DGW fixtures (fab injury may soften things a bit - but aside from martins mistake they were the better side vs SHU)

                      But for sure Pool can haul vs anyone - leciester was a good example, although bizarrely in that 4 goal win, Salah & Mane only got 9 points between them!

                      With Gomez & Allison back the defence, and the defence’s FPL output, has been so good - back to 2018/19 levels thankfully

                      I would say: Rashford great, Martial good - neither easy sells, but Martial an easi-ER sell than Rash

                      1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        1 month, 8 days ago

                        *although the members area actually has West Ham down as giving SHU 4 big chances... I watched the game and struggle to hunk of what those were (Martin mistake aside)

                        Big chances as they’re captured in the data are a bit dodgy - mcgoldrick has 2 in GW1 with a combined XG of only 0.37 for those 2 big chances example - on the eye test, West Ham made things difficult for SHU and didn’t look like the whipping boys we all want to be targeting for FPL points

                        1. Lukakus Unit
                            1 month, 8 days ago

                            The reasons West Ham seem an easy target are Roberto and David Martin.

                            1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 9 Years
                              1 month, 8 days ago

                              Fabianski was only injured 24 hours ago though - and people have been targeting West Ham for 7-10 days before that and after the Moyes appointment - when you watch their 90 minutes under Moyes versus BOU & SHU it’s hard to see a team that will concede large numbers of goals

                              Whereas if Pellegrini was still in charge that would be very different, with more chance of a “hammering” (badoom-tish!)

                              I do think Liverpool will beat them, but I don’t see it as a drubbing - that’s just what I’m seeing though - who knows what will happen!

                          • JasonG123
                            • 6 Years
                            1 month, 8 days ago

                            A big chance for McGoldrick doesn’t count as a big chance.

                            Imagine what Salah and Mane could do against Martin.

                            1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 9 Years
                              1 month, 8 days ago

                              I know, I know lol they could hattrick vs anyone they’re that good...

                              I just couldn’t knowingly target the double GW double 25.0 midfielder combo having watched West Ham vs BOU & SHU & the wolves game at anfield - I just don’t see one sided hammerings based on the visual evidence, many (many!) people disagree with that position though so you could be in good company with the Salah/Mané double up 🙂

                              Good luck!

                              1. JasonG123
                                • 6 Years
                                1 month, 8 days ago

                                I haven’t decided yet! I’m trying to talk it through hoping to get some insight.

                                1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 9 Years
                                  1 month, 8 days ago

                                  In times of indecision it can be good to do a gut check - even just to have as a reference in future - What is your gut telling you?

                                  If someone put a gun to your head at the minute and said you had to decide now - what would you do?

                                2. JasonG123
                                  • 6 Years
                                  1 month, 8 days ago

                                  It would be double defence but yesterday it would've been double attack...

                                3. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 9 Years
                                  1 month, 8 days ago

                                  Yeah the 25.0 double attack went down in my estimation when Mo & Mane got 9 points between them in a 4-0 away win at leciester... yesterday didn’t do much to change my mind 🙂

                                  The return of Allison & the removal of lolvren has coincided with a welcome return to all three of the defenders scoring at a 200-point a season rate the last few games though, which has been lovely

                        2. JasonG123
                          • 6 Years
                          1 month, 8 days ago

                          I agree Martial is an easier sell, easy switch to Maddison before GW29, or whoever else is in form.

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

                    You don’t need both mane and salah, just as fruitful if not more going double defence? Why the desperation for both mids, can only captain one.

                    1. ‘Tis the Season
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 8 days ago

                      This guy knows

                    2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      1 month, 8 days ago

                      Agree with this

                    3. JasonG123
                      • 6 Years
                      1 month, 8 days ago

                      The advantages of double attack:
                      - More upside and explosive potential. I don’t pick players because they’re differentials but this could seriously propel you up the rankings.
                      - I have Lundstram and Soyuncu, so two defenders means I’d have to bench one of them (of course could trade Soy for one of the defenders)
                      - Gives another captaincy option for the next 10 weeks as one or the other goes out of form

                2. Amey
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 8 days ago

                  Rashford is carrying United this season tbh

            3. Amey
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 8 days ago

              The fun in owning Ings since GW 14 is getting less GW after GW. The ownership is increasing day by day.
              He was an easy root to Green arrow each GW tbh 😀

              1. ‘Tis the Season
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 8 days ago

                Nice one having him so early

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

                  Getting Vardy in GW 9
                  Ings in GW 14
                  Mane in GW 9
                  Have been important turning points.

                  1. ‘Tis the Season
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 8 days ago

                    Nice, what’s you OR now

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

                      32k atm
                      Need Sarr haul to stay around that as KDB EO is very high. Only KDB Sarr for me today

                      1. ‘Tis the Season
                        • 1 Year
                        1 month, 8 days ago

                        Wow well done. Close to 10k. How many points away?

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

                          Thanks bro. 25 points away.
                          How's your season going ??

                          1. ‘Tis the Season
                            • 1 Year
                            1 month, 8 days ago

                            Good thanks Amey. 160k now from 250k before Xmas. 69 from 10k.

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

                              Nice.
                              Chips in hand makes us good to end season with a bang ...

                      2. pollz
                        • 7 Years
                        1 month, 8 days ago

                        We are close in rank. Will follow up on your season 🙂

                        1. pollz
                          • 7 Years
                          1 month, 8 days ago

                          Amey that is

                        2. Amey
                          • 1 Year
                          1 month, 8 days ago

                          Season of two halves.
                          Before Vardy & After Vardy 😀

                          1. bench boost for every gamew…
                            • 2 Years
                            1 month, 8 days ago

                            yep, going for Vardy and cap most of the times there was a turning point, same as you, Mané and ings early on. Some brutal mistakes, and gone from 3.5m rank to 265k, from 500k it is much tougher. cap has been awful during christmas and after, Salah last week was ok, but else is just uh.

            4. pollz
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 8 days ago

              Tammy to Ings? To free up cash for lundstrum to robertson & Sterling to salah/mane?

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

                Get Ings & Mane ?

                1. ‘Tis the Season
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 8 days ago

                  Yes and Agree with Amy

                2. pollz
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 8 days ago

                  Yeah got 2 free transfers, but want Robbo in aswell before gw 24. Will just do one transfer this week, incase of injuries etc. Need the funds, so it will have to be tammy to Ings, or rashford out

                  1. ‘Tis the Season
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 8 days ago

                    Tammy all day

                  2. Amey
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 8 days ago

                    Keep Rashford

              2. Phil's Stamps
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 8 days ago

                I did Rashford to Tammy to afford an Alli to Mane upgrade. I can see the wisdom of keeping Rashford, but always feel Utd are two games away from a crisis and Tammy has had a little uptick in form lately that I think has been overlooked (or passed over for other priorities), especially by the higher rankers.

            5. KUN+10
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 8 days ago

              C’mon Kun(c)...lets smash that record today!!!

            6. Legohair
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 8 days ago

              Which one to GW 24?

              Fabianski
              TAA-Lundy-Soy-Aurier-Chambers
              Salah-KDB-Maddy-Traore-Cantwell
              Vardy-Tammy-Jimmy

              A. Tammy/Jimmy to Ings/DCL&Aurier to Robbo
              B. Tammy/Jimmy to Ings/DCL&KDB to Mane

            7. HurriKane
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 8 days ago

              Are Vardy captainers with KDB hoping for a KDB blank?

              KDB is the 2nd most captained player inside top10k

              1. pollz
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 8 days ago

                Hoping for points, my captain is Sterling this gameweek, so hoping city smash big with loads of goals

                1. ‘Tis the Season
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 8 days ago

                  Villa are well drilled. Unlikely imo

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

                    Lol, you’re kidding right?

                    1. ‘Tis the Season
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 8 days ago

                      No the team knows how to def and good structure with and without the ball. See a 2-0 win but not a 5-0 thrashing

                2. pollz
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 8 days ago

                  Except for aguero who my cup opponent has captained

              2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 8 days ago

                Some will some won’t - it will all be situational

                E.g. Minileagues, cash mini-leagues, etc may take priority for some folks over straight up OR

              3. Amey
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 8 days ago

                I want Sarr to score a goal. If that happens, I won't mind a KDB hattrick too 😀

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

                  And yes, Raz blank needed

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

                Nope

              5. Whats the Huth
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 8 days ago

                Eco is high. So we all want a blank. Unless he’s your captain

            8. yer old da
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 8 days ago

              Boils down to this for the Pool GW24 conundrum. A or B?

              A. Soyuncu, Salah and Calvert-Lewin

              B. Robertson, Maddison and Rashford?

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

                B

              2. Geordienufc1
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 8 days ago

                B

            9. FOO FIGHTER
                1 month, 8 days ago

                Guaita to Henderson FT?

                1. ‘Tis the Season
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 8 days ago

                  Prefer Ryan due to fixtures

              • Aftermath
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 8 days ago

                Who wins?

                Me: Aguero(C)
                Cup opponent: 24 pts

                1. pollz
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 8 days ago

                  Cup opponent I hope. Sounds like you are playing me :p

                2. FOO FIGHTER
                    1 month, 8 days ago

                    Tough one. Ageuro needs to haul!

                  • Amey
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 8 days ago

                    Points on board always makes feel safe tbh.
                    GL though 🙂

                  • Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 8 days ago

                    Depends on whether Pep starts Kun or not
                    And then if he starts him does he give him 90 minutes or not
                    And then if Pep gives him minutes does he score or not

                  • Aftermath
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 8 days ago

                    Looks bleak for me I reckon, gonna be a hell of a story if I get through

                    1. Dont_Win_Friends_With_Salah…
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 8 days ago

                      Yeah it will definitely be one to tell the grandkids

                3. RyanMK
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 8 days ago

                  Have TAA and Mane. For GW24, should I double down on their attack or defence?

                  A. TAA + Mane + Salah (at the expense of Maddison)
                  B. TAA + Mane + VVD/Robertson (at the expense of Rico)

                  1. pollz
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 8 days ago

                    I reckon B to be the safest. I will go down that route.

                4. pollz
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 8 days ago

                  Who would you pick for the dgw, and the games to come after that, mane or salah?

                  1. ‘Tis the Season
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 8 days ago

                    Salah for me. On pens and his form has increased. Also noticed mane getting subbed early lately

                    1. pollz
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 8 days ago

                      Thanks

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

                    Mane, more clinical, better form imo, and much more comfortable to captain.

                  3. Amey
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 8 days ago

                    Mane

                  4. what's my name
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 8 days ago

                    pick one and stick

                  5. IRBOX ⚽
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 8 days ago

                    Salah and it’s not even close. His FPL potential comfortably exceeds the mediocrity of Mane

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

                      Lmfao, this guy. That’s enough ffs for one night.
                      night folks, City tomorrow! Over and out.

                      1. IRBOX ⚽
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 8 days ago

                        Night princess

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

                    Mane. Easy peasy

                  7. Dont_Win_Friends_With_Salah…
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 8 days ago

                    If you can only have one, then Mane

                5. what's my name
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 8 days ago

                  appreciate opinions 2FT
                  a. Alli + Rash -> Mane + DCL/Maupay (which?)
                  b. Pope -> McCarthy
                  c. Alli + Kelly -> Grealish + Robbo
                  d. any other moves you may suggest

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

                    C and B for -4

                    1. what's my name
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 8 days ago

                      kinda inclined to do B this gw and C the week after . Q to you mate: why did you bench robbo this gw ?))

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

                        That move also makes sense

                        Mepham was confirmed out, so didnt bother to make the change. Robertson will get auto sub 🙂

                6. Azathoth
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 8 days ago

                  Do u think MU & Bur will score vs Liv & Lei?

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

                    Burnley probably will
                    Not sure about Man Utd, depends on their mood and finishing, they will get chance atleast

                7. IRBOX ⚽
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 8 days ago

                  Vardy has been awful recently. Think he is worth selling to fund Liverpool

                  1. La Roja
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 8 days ago

                    Burnley away and west ham home

                    No way Jose

                    1. IRBOX ⚽
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 8 days ago

                      Flicking him before WHU. Chelsea, Wolves, City for an old bloke who can’t even muster a single shot against Saints? No thanks..

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

                    Especially for low team value managers like me it makes sense but then bur and WHM next are crazy good matches. Also Vardy has very high conversion so stats necessarily dont matter, he could have had double digit score yday if it wasnt for 10cm offside

                  3. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 8 days ago

                    Don’t agree at all, but good luck with this plan nonetheless 🙂

                    I’ve a feeling we could be revisiting this one again in future though 😉

                    1. IRBOX ⚽
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 8 days ago

                      Very mediocre returns for his price. Mane or Firmino for sure outscore him

                      1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        1 month, 8 days ago

                        Don’t agree with that either, unless you hold injury against him 🙂

                        In the last 5 GW’s he’s missed 2 games with injury, and played two of the other 3 against city & Liverpool - And still has 2 returns from those 3 games - I’m fine with that from a 9.0 😉

                        Leicester made a big mistake yesterday by showing all 9 goals from the earlier game on repeat on he big screen while Southampton warmed up on h epitaph and it pulled an even better effort out of he entire Southampton XI as a result (an XI who already don’t need encouragement)

                        Vardy was one return away from another double figure score, finished his disallowed goal superbly, and his assist for Praet was majestic

                        This feels eerily like GW9 when we were discussing his forward looking prospects versus his backward looking output 😉

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

                          U are spot on on all points

                          1. ‘Tis the Season
                            • 1 Year
                            1 month, 8 days ago

                            Not sure about the screen comment. Rest seems legit

                            1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 9 Years
                              1 month, 8 days ago

                              That was really, really rubbing southampton’s noses in it and effectively did Hassenhutl’s team talk for him I’d imagine - didn’t look a good decision in 20:20 hindsight

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

                    Missed 2 games.
                    Scored against City. Blank against Pool. Assist against Resurgent Southampton.
                    I'm happy with him.
                    Going to © against Burnley

                    1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      1 month, 8 days ago

                      Pencilled him in for captaincy duties next week also - could be a Leicester backlash on the way

                      1. ‘Tis the Season
                        • 1 Year
                        1 month, 8 days ago

                        Salah against United at home to good to miss. C locked

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

                          In williams pocket 😉

                        2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 9 Years
                          1 month, 8 days ago

                          I’m on triple pool Defence to both remove this type of decision fatigue lottery and capitalise on the return of Joemez & Allison so Salah not an option 🙂

                          Reckon Vardy should be involved vs Burnley, hopefully in a nice leciester backlash!

                  5. Angelic upstart
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 8 days ago

                    As many have been captaining Vardy and he's 1 goal in 4 it could appear that way.
                    But all players have runs like this, he'll come good for sure.

                    1. Angelic upstart
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 8 days ago

                      That said Leicester losing Ndidi is going to be a big miss defensively

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

                  Which looks better for 3rd Liv spot with TAA + Salah
                  1) Robbo + Alli + Grealish + Tammy
                  2) Soy + Mane + Martial + Ayew.
                  After Mcity, CPL has an easy stretch fot Ayew but CPL rarely shoot..

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

                    Lei has been so poor defensively that Liv def ,+ cheapies makes only sense

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

                    No plan to change Alli?

                    Prefer A

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

                      I am unsure on going without Spurs cover still.Bring who? Grealish? But without Kane Spurs do look bit flat

                  3. Amey
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 8 days ago

                    1
                    Just though

                  4. Angelic upstart
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 8 days ago

                    Robbo martial Grealish Tammy

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

                      Tammy can become Rashford when needed in this

                9. La Roja
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 8 days ago

                  57 pts and KDB to go

                  Meh

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

                    Amazing play

                  2. IRBOX ⚽
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 8 days ago

                    Ok, but not great

                  3. Azathoth
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 8 days ago

                    42pts and Raz & Greal to go

                    Hip Hip Hurray!!!!

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

                    10 points more than top 10k average that is.
                    Good score

                  5. Sap
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 8 days ago

                    Same here)

                10. My heart goes Salalalalah
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 8 days ago

                  Pope
                  Dunk TAA Soy Lundstram
                  Grealish Mané KdB
                  Tammy Vardy DCL
                  Button Zaha Dendo Kelly

                  1ft, 5.8itb which I saved for Zaha to Salah. But horrible gw again, OR of 650k. I need to do something different
                  A) Zaha to Salah
                  B) Zaha to Son, and Soy/Kelly to Robbo for the double?

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

                    B

                    1. My heart goes Salalalalah
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 8 days ago

                      Can always rely on Amey for a response 🙂 No bias because you have the double defence?

                      I am leaning that way now. Might even slap the armband on Son for next 2.

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

                        Ha ha
                        I'm going to get Son this GW too.
                        For Willian.
                        Genuinely believe DD from Pool is the way to go. Maybe wrong but following my gut feeling

                        1. My heart goes Salalalalah
                          • 3 Years
                          1 month, 8 days ago

                          Hopefully I can get top 50k or so from here on. Cheers mate

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

                            GL

                  2. Angelic upstart
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 8 days ago

                    B

                    1. My heart goes Salalalalah
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 8 days ago

                      Thanks. Think it's settled then

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

                    B

                    Personally prefer Moura based on last couple of times I have seen him play.

                    1. My heart goes Salalalalah
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 8 days ago

                      Son could've had a brace yesterday. Finishing was just p*ss poor. Surely he can only improve 😆

                      1. bench boost for every gamew…
                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 8 days ago

                        so you will cap a player who´s finishes are piss poor?

                  4. Mini Mahouse
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 8 days ago

                    B - Makes for a stronger overall team, and double liv defence is the way to go imo

                    1. My heart goes Salalalalah
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 8 days ago

                      Cheers. Definitely leaning towards B

                11. Lukakus Unit
                    1 month, 8 days ago

                    Can't believe so many players on FPL brought in Mane this week.

                    Career stats vs. United:
                    8GP 1G 1A 1YC

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

                      Good Long term pick.

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

                      Its a marathon...

                    3. TorresMagic™
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • Has Moderation Rights
                      • 10 Years
                      1 month, 8 days ago

                      Scored last season at home.

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

                      More relevant would be can’t believe how many own him when they can have the superior option in Salah!

                    5. Lazaretti
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 8 days ago

                      Long term + career stats doesn't have anything to do with this season Mane, Liverpool and ManU

                  • Angelic upstart
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 8 days ago

                    Replacement for Auba please.
                    I have Vardy and Jimi already.
                    Looking at mid term (6ish weeks) replacement as need to sort my leaky defence and likely replace a midfielder/striker during that time.

                    1. subhojit123
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 8 days ago

                      Ings

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

                      Ings

                    3. Amey
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 8 days ago

                      In9s

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

                      Ings is no brainer?

                      Also look at Deulofeu today

                      1. Angelic upstart
                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 8 days ago

                        Got Sarr already, so not sure I want a Watford double. Appears Ings is the man though.

                  • subhojit123
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 8 days ago

                    Should I swap out Jiminez for Ings for a hit? They play each other next.

                    1. TorresMagic™
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • Has Moderation Rights
                      • 10 Years
                      1 month, 8 days ago

                      What score are you predicting?

                    2. pollz
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 8 days ago

                      I would not. Then again, i have only taken one hit all season

                    3. ‘Tis the Season
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 8 days ago

                      Not for a hot

                    4. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      1 month, 8 days ago

                      Ings 9 - 4 = 5
                      Jimmy 2

                      You’re looking at a best case upside of 3 points (maybe 6 or 7 if Ings braces)

                      1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        1 month, 8 days ago

                        And that’s if Jimmy blanks.. if Jimmy poaches a G or A hints look differently...

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

                      I did for free. Wait a week as it will be 1-1 or 2-2 and Jim has better assist potential whereas Ings scores, so advantage is 1-2 pts but hit costs 4pts

                      1. subhojit123
                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 8 days ago

                        Hey thank you so much guys for all the replies.i will hold off the transfer

                  • ‘Tis the Season
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 8 days ago

                    Grealish is my differential. Hope he hauls! KDB one assit will work nicely. Those two left to play.

                    1. TorresMagic™
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • Has Moderation Rights
                      • 10 Years
                      1 month, 8 days ago

                      KDB assist is still bad for your rank.

                      1. ‘Tis the Season
                        • 1 Year
                        1 month, 8 days ago

                        I know, that’s just for OR but probably similar issue....so highly owned

                  • GuenDoozy
                      1 month, 8 days ago

                      Chilwell to Digne/Sidibe? Good time to get on Everton defense

                      1. Whats the Huth
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 8 days ago

                        Yes. But I’m not sure which. I own Sidibé though

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

                      Only seeing scores now. Pub crawl yesterday.
                      47 with KdB and Sterling (C) to play.

                      1. Whats the Huth
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 8 days ago

                        Very decent

                    • RECKLESS
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      1 month, 8 days ago

                      How bad were Spurs vs Liverpool? I am asking this as when Spurs face out of sorts Norwich, Liverpool have DGW. For most, Spurs will be funding the Liverpool triple ups. Worth the risk or its time to kill Lei cover?

                      1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        1 month, 8 days ago

                        They looked a lot better when Jose made whatever tactical change he did with about 20 minutes left - how they didn’t score at least 1 I’ll never know

                        But for most of the game they sat way back and tried to hit Liverpool on the break - not sure they’ll be able to do that against anyone other than maybe pool or city

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

                          So you think its worth keeping Spurs cover for the future?

                          1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 9 Years
                            1 month, 8 days ago

                            All depends - “spurs cover” is very generic in FPL terms, as is “the future” as a measurement period 🙂

                      2. TorresMagic™
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • Has Moderation Rights
                        • 10 Years
                        1 month, 8 days ago

                        Leicester have 2 nice games coming up.

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

                          Same is the case for Spurs. If I keep both Vardy + Alli, I will have to remove Martial for Mane and fund it with Tammy to Ayew...Worth it?

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

                            Tammy to Greenwood*

                          2. TorresMagic™
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • Has Moderation Rights
                            • 10 Years
                            1 month, 8 days ago

                            Can't have everyone. Pick and choose your battles. Chelsea vs Arsenal so maybe but Martial vs Burnley

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

                              Guess I should go with projections table? Have been let down with it before though.

                    • lilmessipran
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 8 days ago

                      Best captain option next gw

                      1 Salah
                      2 Mane
                      3 kdb
                      4 Vardy

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

                        Salah permacaptain after Manutd as Utd plays well against top teams. kdb looks best bet

                      2. Whats the Huth
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 8 days ago

                        My arm band is on KDB right now

                        1. ‘Tis the Season
                          • 1 Year
                          1 month, 8 days ago

                          Don’t captain against Roy Hodgson teams

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

                        KDB I think

                    • Whats the Huth
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 8 days ago

                      Rashford has made things difficult hasn’t he.
                      I don’t own him. But tempted to bring him in. But he would make my team very unbalanced, as I already own Salah and Mane.

                      I may just have to roll with what I have and hope for the best

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

                        Monitor how he goes v Liverpool...

                        He seems to just always be in the goals when MU are scoring

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

                          He always scores vs bigest teams Dont think its right way to monitor

                        2. Whats the Huth
                          • 4 Years
                          1 month, 8 days ago

                          Thanks. Yeah, that’s my concerns. But united as a team just don’t seem to click often enough.
                          How many more penalties can United have really?!

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

                            It’s two steps forward one step back currently...

                            I think they will really struggle v Liverpool, can see Klopp wanting to make a point and it could be embarrassing

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

                        For that price he is too inconsistent and so is Manutd. I personally think that Rash only played well as it was 200th match and it was Norwich. Unless they bring a CM like Bruno its not worth a 9mn spot especially when even Firmino is around his price

                        1. Whats the Huth
                          • 4 Years
                          1 month, 8 days ago

                          He is fairly expensive. I don’t think it’s rashdord himself that is inconsistent. It’s the whole team.
                          Penalties in his locker doesn’t help matters - United seem to get a ton of penalties this season.

                      3. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        1 month, 8 days ago

                        I think he’s arrived as a 10.0+ big hitter to be honest

                        Monopolising pens & DFKs raises his floor quite a bit & he’s turned into one of the most consistent players in the game in terms of raw FPL points scoring he’s returned in nearly two thirds of his games this season

                        And he’s just casually generating Salah/Mané/KDB/Vardy-level points output in an absolute shambles of a team

                    • fcsaltyballs
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 8 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

                      Cheers all!

                      1. Whats the Huth
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 8 days ago

                        I like 3 and I’d play him over Rico

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

                          Definitely considering that and going with 442 thanks