Scout Notes

Recent defensive promise helps Saints stifle shotless Vardy

Leicester 1-2 Southampton

Goals: Dennis Praet (£5.3m) | Stuart Armstrong (£5.2m), Danny Ings (£6.7m)

Assists: Jamie Vardy (£10.0m) | Shane Long (£4.6m), Che Adams (£5.3m)

Bonus Points: Praet x3, Armstrong x3, Kasper Schmeichel x1 (£5.4m)

Southampton’s defence duly delivered on its promise to frustrate the masses of Fantasy Premier League managers who captained Jamie Vardy (£10.0m) for Gameweek 22.

The Leicester forward was backed for the armband by 52.3% of the top 10k and comfortably won our Captain Poll too – but finished Saturday afternoon without even a single shot to his name.

As we mentioned in our Captain Sensible article this week, Southampton had restricted their four previous opponents to Leicester to a total of just four big chances, the second-best in the league.

They carried that form into Gameweek 22, with the Foxes managing just five shots on their own turf all afternoon.

Admittedly, Vardy still managed to get himself an assist, playing an excellent ball across the box to opening goalscorer Dennis Praet (£5.3m), but to not even register a single shot is somewhat concerning, considering his underlying statistics this season.

Whether it suggests that his FPL usage has run its course remains to be seen and we must remember that Vardy is still on the comeback from injury. He missed two games over Christmas and had to receive treatment in the first half against Southampton. The fact he is facing an increasingly shaky Burnley defence in Gameweek 23 is an encouraging one for Vardy owners.

Perhaps the most important lesson to take from Vardy’s shot-less outing at the King Power Stadium is just how well Southampton have developed defensively recently. It now feels like centuries since writing arguably the most scathing match report of my career after the Saints were thrashed 9-0 by Leicester.

However, their defensive statistics coming into Gameweek 22 were already impressive, especially considering they were recorded in a period when they faced Chelsea and Spurs, but to stifle Leicester too indicates their defence may be ready for investment.

We’ve already seen roughly a fifth of Gameweek 22 Wildcards played among the top 10k select Alex McCarthy (£4.3m) and it seems likely that interest in him can only increase.

The Saints are about to embark on a run of incredibly appealing fixtures from a defensive perspective, hosting Wolves, Burnley, Aston Villa and Newcastle between now and Gameweek 30, while away trips to Crystal Palace, West Ham and Norwich also hold clean sheet potential considering the way they are currently playing.

The fact that Southampton’s back-four has been increasingly settled in recent months has also helped their defensive effort – and makes it easier for Fantasy managers to select one to invest in.

Jack Stephens (£4.3m) and Jan Bednarek (£4.4m) are very-much nailed-on at centre-back and seem to offer better value than their full-back counterparts Ryan Bertrand (£4.8m) and Cédric Soares (£4.8m).

By stark contrast, Leicester’s defence seems to have completely dropped off a cliff, perhaps bad news for owners of Çaglar Söyüncü (£5.1m), Ben Chilwell (£5.7m) and Ricardo Pereira (£6.4m), all of whom are in at least 11% of Fantasy teams.

Leicester did come into Gameweek 22 among the division’s bottom three for shots allowed in the box and big chances conceded over the previous four matches, although this was a run that pitted them against Liverpool and Manchester City.

But to see the trend continue against Southampton should ring considerably more alarm bells. Not only did they give up 16 shots, they also gave away a penalty, which was only overturned by a VAR call deemed Shane Long (£4.6m) to be offside in the build-up by mere millimetres.

It appears clear that Wilfred Ndidi (£5.0m), who had knee surgery this week, will be sorely missed by Leicester. That said, Kasper Schmeichel (£5.4m) was able to use the increase in shots faced to earn two save points and one bonus despite conceding twice and losing the game.

“I thought both parts of our game were not quite to the level of where we’ve been. Firstly, our defending, we weren’t aggressive enough in our pressing. And Southampton are a team that when they win it, they want to get forward early so you’ve got to try to stop that, and we didn’t do that well enough. You saw the number of chances that we conceded. That’s not us. Throughout the season, we’re normally very tight, very compact and press the game well. We lacked that energy and intensity in our defending.” – Brendan Rodgers

Danny Ings (£6.7m) arguably should have come away from the King Power Stadium with four goals on Saturday afternoon, his owners perhaps unlucky to only pick up five points from him.

Ings had a grand total of nine shots against Leicester, rather ironic when compared to Vardy’s tally (9-0), and went close with a number of them.

There was a 60 second period during the first half in which Ings hit the cross-bar twice and he later forced a world-class save out of Schmeichel in the second half when Southampton, once again, caught Leicester on the counter-attack.

“We had 16 shots on the goal and in an away game that’s not so normal. It’s a sign of how well we played. We pushed a lot of good buttons during the week. We never spoke about revenge or something, because we should be thankful for this result. We wanted to show everybody who was watching us that we can do it much better and that we have changed since then.” – Ralph Hasenhüttl

Southampton’s talisman Ings now has 10 goals in his last 11 games and can only increase in popularity considering how sustainable his output looks. After all, a total of nine shots in the box across one 90-minute outing is hugely impressive.

However, Ings’ owners will, of course, be fuming at his conduct after finally finding the back of the net on Saturday afternoon. Scoring what proved to be the winning goal, Ings ran over to the travelling fans and promptly removed his shirt and, in the process, one Fantasy point for the yellow card and the chances of any bonus!

Leicester City XI (4-1-4-1): Schmeichel; Chilwell, Evans, Söyüncü, R Pereira; Choudhury; H Barnes (Iheanacho 58′), Maddison, Praet (Tielemans 77′), Pérez (D Gray 67′); Vardy.

Southampton XI (4-4-2): McCarthy; Bertrand, Bednarek, J Stephens, Cédric; Redmond (Romeu 90+2′), Højbjerg, Ward-Prowse, Armstrong (Djenepo 78′); Ings, S Long (Adams 78′).

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Everton 1-0 Brighton

Goals: Richarlison (£8.1m)

Assists: Lucas Digne (£5.7m)

Bonus Points: Digne x3, Richarlison x2, Mason Holgate x1 (£4.4m)

Richarlison (£8.1m) continued his impressive start to life under Carlo Ancelotti by scoring his eighth goal of the season against Brighton.

Once again, the Brazilian was deployed as a centre-forward, this time in a 4-4-2 system, and reaped the rewards of such an advanced position.

Both he and centre-forward partner Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£5.9m) helped Everton dominate this game, each of them enjoying a handful of chances to score.

Out of the two, Richarlison has arguably been the more clinical in the last two matches, as he netted an excellent goal in the first half.

Receiving the ball from Lucas Digne (£5.7m) inside the box, he used some dazzling footwork to get around Adam Webster (£4.4m) and place a curled effort into the bottom corner of Mat Ryan’s (£4.8m) goal.

Grabbing what was the only goal of the game, as well as a clean sheet, helped Richarlison add some additional points to his tally.

However, those who invested in Calvert-Lewin can probably feel somewhat unlucky and possibly hard-done-by too as he managed just a solitary point against Brighton.

It was not for lack of trying, though. Just like Richarlison, Calvert-Lewin was a busy member of Everton’s attack, with his best chances coming in the second half.

In the 64th minute, his point-blank effort was well-saved by Ryan and just a few moments later, he was through on goal and unleashed a powerful drive from just inside the box – forcing an even better stop from the Australian goalkeeper.

Later on, Calvert-Lewin even had the ball in the net, bundling home in a scrappy goal-line exchange. However, somewhat harshly, VAR overturned the goal for a handball and ordered that he be issued with a yellow card for his efforts.

Meanwhile, Everton’s control of the game helped continue to boost the credentials of their defensive players.

This latest clean sheet means the Toffees are yet to concede at home in the Premier League under Ancelotti, particularly encouraging considering that Newcastle (Gameweek 24) and Crystal Palace (Gameweek 26) are the next two sides to visit Goodison Park.

Djibril Sidibé (£5.4m) was the option we were most positive about in the build-up to Gameweek 22 although, against Brighton, a few others helped further the case for their inclusion in Fantasy squads.

Mason Holgate (£4.4m) has become nailed-on at centre-back in this team and emerged with one bonus point on Saturday afternoon, while Digne got the assist for Richarlison’s goal.

Everton XI (4-4-2): Pickford; Digne (Mina 85′), Holgate, Keane, Sidibé; Bernard (Delph 72′), Sigurdsson, T Davies, Walcott (Coleman 74′); Richarlison, Calvert-Lewin.

Brighton and Hove Albion XI (3-4-3): Ryan; Dunk, Duffy, Webster; Bernardo, D Stephens (Murray 72′), Pröpper, Montoya (Groß 62′); Trossard, Maupay, Jahanbakhsh (Alzate 62′).

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1,497 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Ginkapo FPL
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 19 days ago

    No David. No one said 9-0

    1. Colonel Shoe 肝池
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      😆

  2. StayoutheSpiceZone
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 19 days ago

    Come on pep, let kev off the leash today!

    1. Whats the Huth
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      Hope he plays deep. Sorry

      1. StayoutheSpiceZone
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 19 days ago

        Wow

        1. Whats the Huth
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 19 days ago

          🙂

  3. el polako
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 19 days ago

    I gave in and finally bought Ings - sorry owners you know what is going to happen next....

    1. tokara
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      F off

    2. Jullepuu
        4 months, 19 days ago

        Same. I was so close to bringing him in when Tammy got injured but chose Jimenez instead

    3. Printing Mane
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      Does anyone know KdB EO for this gw ?

      1. Whats the Huth
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 19 days ago

        111%

        Too high.

        We need him to blank. Unless you’ve captained

        1. Sap
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 19 days ago

          Overall EO 69%

          1. Whats the Huth
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 19 days ago

            Are you sure?
            Am I looking at top 10k EO?

            1. Sap
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              4 months, 19 days ago

              Top10k - 111%
              Overall - 69%

            2. Burger
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              4 months, 19 days ago

              Yes.

      2. Printing Mane
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 19 days ago

        Very high .. thanks guys

    4. IRBOX ⚽
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      I’m shocked David. Ings is better than Vardy though that’s for sure

    5. Whats the Huth
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      First the first time, I think in ever. I have sixes across the board at the back.

      Henderson
      Sidibé. TAA. Lundstram.

      1. ‘Tis the Season
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 19 days ago

        Nice well done

    6. Burger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      Is Janmaat nailed for Watford when he comes back from injury?

      1. Jullepuu
          4 months, 19 days ago

          Too early to say

      2. Whats the Huth
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 19 days ago

        more people are transferring Rashford IN, than out.

        They know!

        1. jimmyabs1987
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 19 days ago

          What is the flag for rash?

          1. Whats the Huth
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 19 days ago

            It’s incorrect. Ole said he’s fine

            1. Another Hoops
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              4 months, 19 days ago

              It's not incorrect IMO. I replied to someone's post yesterday that during the warm up he looked like he was carrying a knock but then went on to score 2 goals. I expect him to play against Liverpool (and the flag to disappear) but potentially he might get a rest vs Burnley or subbed off early if it's a little bit more serious than Ole is letting on.

              Cantwell also took a heavy knock during the warm when one of his team mates clattered him. He went down and was limping for a few minutes holding his right knee. The difference he played the full 90 but something I'm looking out for as an owner.

        2. thegaffer82
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 19 days ago

          Against Liverpool next game he'll probably blank. But beyond that he's a fantastic pick I think. And once the DGW is done and dusted, I'll be getting him back I think

          1. Whats the Huth
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 19 days ago

            Same here
            I think I can afford him if I get a few 4.5 defenders - of which there is lots of now. Just need to time it right.

            Unfortunately, I think he will rise once this week

        3. Joggers Nipple
          • 10 Years
          4 months, 19 days ago

          Its the right move. Honestly cant belive getting rid of him

      3. Burger
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 19 days ago

        Last 6 games:

        Robertson - 38pts (7m)
        Salah - 49pts (12.3m)

        Is Salah worth 5.3m more than Robbo for a measly 11pts extra over 6 weeks?

        1. el polako
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 19 days ago

          Would you captain Robbo ?

          1. Burger
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 19 days ago

            Would I captain Salah?

            1. el polako
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              4 months, 19 days ago

              I would if I had him.

              1. el polako
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                4 months, 19 days ago

                Salah that is not Robbo

                1. Burger
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  4 months, 19 days ago

                  When you have the likes of KDB, Mane, Vardy then captaincy on Salah isn't such a massive deal.

                  1. el polako
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    4 months, 19 days ago

                    If you own both Mane and Salah than maybe dropping Mo can work.

                    But if you only have Salah I wouldnt waste a transfer too change to Mane only to get Robbo in.

        2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          4 months, 19 days ago

          I was doing some research yesterday - I’ll tidy it up a bit & post properly... but the gist of it is that TAA might be the worst bet in the world for a DGW captaincy shout.

          Since his return from injury towards the end of last season he has 33 returns in his last 30 league starts (12 CS, 19A, 2 G)

          Extrapolating across all the key pool assets is interesting!

          Last 30 league starts:

          Mane 30 returns
          Salah 23 returns
          TAA 33 returns
          Robbo 24 returns
          VVD 20 returns

          Someone can check the maths as I did it very quickly & as I say I need to tidy it up a bit & break it out etc - obviously Salah suffered playing a few starts under the influence of the ankle knock etc, and it also doesn’t count clean sheets as a return for the mids

          1. Burger
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 19 days ago

            Thanks for that, did you mean to write "might be the worst" or "might not be the worst"?

          2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            4 months, 19 days ago

            *TAA Might NOT be the worst bet

            It’s amazing the difference one little word can make 🙂

            1. Burger
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              4 months, 19 days ago

              😀

        3. Bam Bam Bigelow
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 19 days ago

          I'm asking myself the same question, and it's not a clear answer

        4. Whats the Huth
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 19 days ago

          I’ve gotten a lot more points than that for Salah. As I captained him for the last two games.

        5. Another Hoops
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 19 days ago

          I agree Robertson is the best choice from those 2 if you already have Mane but for me it comes down to structure. I already own Trent and Salah and I will be bringing in Bobby for the double game week, 25 and potentially 26 as a placeholder for Rashford who I'm selling this week.

          The only reason I'm keeping Salah ahead of Mane is because my ML leader has Mane and I need a differential to make point gains. He'll be my TC in 24 and hopefully out scores Mane by at least an assist 😉

      4. True Deadzoner
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 19 days ago

        Grealish or Madison? Bought Maddy at 7.1

        1. Sap
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 19 days ago

          Keep Maddy

        2. Whats the Huth
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 19 days ago

          For what?

        3. 1zverGGadeM
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 19 days ago

          Keep Maddy 2 more games

        4. Another Hoops
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 19 days ago

          I didn't watch the game yesterday but from my understanding Maddison hit the woodwork and had 2 goals ruled out where he could have had 2 assists.

          Grealish looks like a great asset too especially for the 3-4 fixtures after Brighton including a home game against Spurs where he could get something.

          Personally I'm going with both but if I had to pick one it was be Maddison; nice fixtures coming up, potential for a double game week towards the end of the season and on all set pieces except pens which I believe Grealish has.

      5. DAZZ
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 19 days ago

        Rashford > Ings done. Feels bad after the haul but Ings cant stop scoring and for 6.9 is he the best value player in the game?

        Need to lose 2 of these midfielders to fund Mane.

        Martial Maddison Grealish KDB Salah.

        Thinking Martial and Maddison?

        1. Whats the Huth
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 19 days ago

          It’s tough. I’m not sure it’s worth dropping Martial and Maddison for

          Yet

        2. Joggers Nipple
          • 10 Years
          4 months, 19 days ago

          Its not worth losing Rashford and Maddison to get Mane. Martial can go

        3. 1zverGGadeM
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 19 days ago

          Your mids are very similar to mine excluding Martial as I have Moutinho..
          Be clever - get Firmino and cap Salah in DGW 😉

        4. sminkypinky
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 19 days ago

          Yes

      6. villian-ty
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 19 days ago

        Martial, Ali or Rashford out for a pool player

        Have 2 FT to use. Have Mane and Robbo already

        1. Jullepuu
            4 months, 19 days ago

            Alli out of those

          • Whats the Huth
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 19 days ago

            Alli.

        2. Jullepuu
            4 months, 19 days ago

            Good to go for next week? Who to captain?

            Guaita Button
            TAA Soy Lund Sidibe Reid
            KDB Mane Salah Grealish Hayden
            Ings DCL Vardy

            1. Bam Bam Bigelow
              • 4 Years
              4 months, 19 days ago

              Ings (c)?

              1. Jullepuu
                  4 months, 19 days ago

                  Just got him in so I probably broke him

              2. Whats the Huth
                • 4 Years
                4 months, 19 days ago

                My armband is on KDB

                1. Jullepuu
                    4 months, 19 days ago

                    Mine is on Vardy but I'm thinking about KDB as well

                2. 1zverGGadeM
                  • 3 Years
                  4 months, 19 days ago

                  KDB

                  1. Jullepuu
                      4 months, 19 days ago

                      Cheers

                3. unitednations
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  4 months, 19 days ago

                  how is Rashford dropping in price after a brace? is the injury bad?

                  1. La Roja
                    • 8 Years
                    4 months, 19 days ago

                    people selling mostly because liverpool game and Ings can't stop scoring.

                  2. thegaffer82
                    • 8 Years
                    4 months, 19 days ago

                    I sold him purely to make the money to afford Salah. And I think many sellers are in the same boat to be honest.

                    Once the DGW is out of the way I'll be looking to get him back personally

                  3. Whats the Huth
                    • 4 Years
                    4 months, 19 days ago

                    See above. There’s more people bringing him in than selling. I don’t get it.

                    From a selfish point of view. I hope he drops a few. I would love him in the double vs Burnley

                4. Bam Bam Bigelow
                  • 4 Years
                  4 months, 19 days ago

                  Spurs created some good chances against Liverpool's defence, and think Man U could score against them

                  1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    4 months, 19 days ago

                    They have to concede again at some stage

                    They’re now 540 minutes league & champions league without conceding

                    The big thing for FPL will be - when (not if) they do next concede a goal - does it get followed by another 400 or 500 minute clean sheet spell 😉

                5. Houldsworth Hatter
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  4 months, 19 days ago

                  Moved captaincy from Vardy to Sarr at the last minute. Gut instinct. Hopefully he'll bag more than an assist and some bonus to make it worth my while.

                  1. bigbudgie
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    4 months, 19 days ago

                    Moved it from rashford to Vardy last minute 🙂

                    1. Houldsworth Hatter
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      4 months, 19 days ago

                      Ouch! Unlucky mate.

                  2. thegaffer82
                    • 8 Years
                    4 months, 19 days ago

                    That's a maverick move you did there sir. Now you've avoided a Vardy haul, you've got a pretty good chance of some rewards. Well done!

                    1. Houldsworth Hatter
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      4 months, 19 days ago

                      Thanks bud. Having a nightmare season so thought I'd try something different.

                      1. Flynny
                        • 5 Years
                        4 months, 19 days ago

                        Brave choice mate. Wish you well. Interesting goings on at County it seems....

                        1. Houldsworth Hatter
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          4 months, 19 days ago

                          I'm saying bother other than 6am Wednesday 15th January on our official website 😉

                          1. Flynny
                            • 5 Years
                            4 months, 19 days ago

                            That's the date you reckon??

                            1. Houldsworth Hatter
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 3 Years
                              4 months, 19 days ago

                              I know pal.

                              1. Flynny
                                • 5 Years
                                4 months, 19 days ago

                                How much of a game changer is this? Something to welcome with open arms? Or should I be slightly anxious about intentions?

                                1. Houldsworth Hatter
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 3 Years
                                  4 months, 19 days ago

                                  Plans are very positive. Pro in the summer, and a 5 year plan to reach the championship. That's rather large transfer budgets in my book. Don't know all if the detail but better than the rubbish we've had for a decade.

                                  1. Flynny
                                    • 5 Years
                                    4 months, 19 days ago

                                    Sounds v exciting!

                                    1. Houldsworth Hatter
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 3 Years
                                      4 months, 19 days ago

                                      Fingers crossed pal

                6. bigbudgie
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  4 months, 19 days ago

                  Tammy/soy to Ings/VVD? Good moves?

                  Have Salah, taa, Vardy, rashford, maddison, KDB, lundstrum

                  1. Joggers Nipple
                    • 10 Years
                    4 months, 19 days ago

                    Perfect. Get on a Liv team that is producing clean sheets and keep a good team post GW24

                  2. thegaffer82
                    • 8 Years
                    4 months, 19 days ago

                    To be honest, I think VVD is a waste of a Pool spot. He doesn't get many attacking returns - just the odd monster haul every blue moon.

                    But, you never know, you might end up getting one of his monsters and a big jump in the rankings.

                    I'm all set on TAA, Mane & Salah for DGW.

                    1. Joggers Nipple
                      • 10 Years
                      4 months, 19 days ago

                      VVD has only 6 points less that Robert and 0.6 less per game for the season

                      If you can keep the players he mentioned makes a lot of sense to me

                      1. thegaffer82
                        • 8 Years
                        4 months, 19 days ago

                        I'm not really advocating Robbo either to be fair (though I'd definitely prefer him to VVD)

                    2. bigbudgie
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      4 months, 19 days ago

                      I have no route to Mane buddy without hits and smashing up my team

                7. aleksios
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  4 months, 19 days ago

                  Kelly to Dunk/Stephens here or save? 1ft 0.9itb

                  --Hendo
                  --VVD--TAA--Lund
                  --Mane--KDB--Madds--Grealish
                  --Vardy--Rash--Ings

                  ---Stekel--Rico--Kelly--Cant..

                  Thanks guys.

                  1. Bam Bam Bigelow
                    • 4 Years
                    4 months, 19 days ago

                    Dunk is the Brighton defender to have

                8. manu4life99
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  4 months, 19 days ago

                  A) Martial > Mane
                  B) Grealish,Traore > Mane,Hayden(-4)
                  C) Get Robbo and upgrade strikers (£5m in bank)

                  Ramsdale
                  TAA Soy Sidibe
                  Salah KDB Grealish Martial Traore
                  Vardy Maupay

                  McGovern DCL Lund Rico

                  1. thegaffer82
                    • 8 Years
                    4 months, 19 days ago

                    If you spend all that cash upgrading Maupay then who are you going to bench each week? Traore is a pretty expensive 8th attacker and you'll definitely miss out on some of his hauls.

                    I'd just do A) to be honest. You can always get Martial back once he's played Pool away and Pool have had their DGW

                    1. Kopkloppers
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      4 months, 19 days ago

                      Traore only expensive now. He could have got at 5 mil

                9. eazy
                  • 4 Years
                  4 months, 19 days ago

                  December went horribly wrong and now my team is awful. Down to 450k overall and behind 100 points in ML. Worth wildcarding here?

                  Foster
                  Kelly Soy Lundie (Taylor Reid)
                  Alli KDB Mane Maddison Cantwell
                  Vardy Jimenez Abraham

                  2 FT but would need -8 to get triple Liverpool. WC or not?

                  1. JT11fc
                    • 1 Year
                    4 months, 19 days ago

                    Trent will be enough. Rash in for gw24 and Maddy and Soy out at some stage may be enough to avoid WC just yet

                  2. Another Hoops
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    4 months, 19 days ago

                    Hey pal. I was in a similar boat to you before this week. I decided last night I was going to wildcard despite being on 66 (-4) with KDB to play.

                    My advice would be to play around first and see what team you can create before making any decision - IMO you're going to need at least 2-3 key differentials to catch up (if your ML rival has Mane you want Salah for example).

                    Also plan ahead! Ideally I would have preferred to keep my Wildcard until around 34 but now for me is the time to take a chance. Remember the cup final is in 28 so you'll need a plan for that as well as making sure you can be flexible going forward especially building up to a potential DGW around 37.

                    Atm I'm on this with 1.3 ITB

                    Ryan - Henderson
                    Evans - Holgate - Lundstram - Trent - Williams
                    Cantwell - Grealish - Maddison - KDB - Salah
                    Firmino - Ings - Vardy

                10. Slitherene
                  • 2 Years
                  4 months, 19 days ago

                  Rico + Rashford -> Robertson + Ings (-4)

                  Robbo & Ings play each other the following GW, should I be taking a hit?

                11. LewanGOALski
                  • 8 Years
                  4 months, 19 days ago

                  Guaita ➡ McCarthy to fund Soyuncu ➡ Robertson for the DGW?
                  Yay or Nay?

                  1. Keeptrying
                    • 6 Years
                    4 months, 19 days ago

                    Yay

                12. sminkypinky
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  4 months, 19 days ago

                  Five gameweeks ago brought in Martial and doubled up on the Utd duo (against common knowledge here). Just added they've brought me 70 points in those five weeks (includes a 4pt captaincy).Not bad.
                  So, I guess I've decided to keep them and double up on Pool defence rather than the midfield.

                  1. Over Midwicket
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    4 months, 19 days ago

                    Same.

                    1. sminkypinky
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      4 months, 19 days ago

                      Main rival has been killing it with double Pool defence for the last few weeks so there's that too as a bonus I guess.
                      Also, very glad owning Ings now for the first time this season. No Salah enables the coveted Vardy, Rash, Ings for me..

                13. Kopkloppers
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  4 months, 19 days ago

                  Why hold a perfectly good post back?

                14. waltzingmatildas
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  4 months, 19 days ago

                  I've ended up with 3 mid price players in midfield. Does it look too weak?

                  Mane kdb traore grealish sarr
                  Vardy rashford ings

                  Got money in the bank soy to Robbo.

                  1. sminkypinky
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    4 months, 19 days ago

                    Nah

                15. Le Tigre
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  4 months, 19 days ago

                  Had long planned to drop rashford and ali this week to bring in salah and dcl (already have Ings) but rashford has a cracking gw24 fixture against Burnley! And scored a brace. Can’t decide what to do. Would you sell rashford to fund salah move?

                  1. sminkypinky
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    4 months, 19 days ago

                    See my post above

                  2. Salarrivederci
                    • 4 Years
                    4 months, 19 days ago

                    It is tricky. I would triple up on Pool no matter what.

                    Personally I think going with 3 of: Alisson, TAA, Robertson, Gomez, VVD, Mané, Salah, Firmino can't go completly wrong.

                    I am doing Rash -> Firmino. Gives me an easy way back to Rashford when Firmino quiets down again 😉

                  3. thegaffer82
                    • 8 Years
                    4 months, 19 days ago

                    I am selling those two players for next GW. Though I'll be bringing in Ings for Rash.

                    No idea if it'll pay off or not, but I always go for it in a DGW. I just can't help myself

                16. Salarrivederci
                  • 4 Years
                  4 months, 19 days ago

                  Getting Firmino in looks like the cheapest and most suiting way for me to triple up on Pool for DGW.
                  What do you think of Guaita (5.0) + Rashford (9.1) -> Ryan (4.8) + Firmino (9.3).

                  Would give me this team for next GW:

                  Ryan
                  TAA - Söyüncü - Sidibé
                  Salah - KDB - Richarlison - Maddison - Doucouré
                  Vardy - Firmino

                  (Button, Rico, AWB, Greenwood)

                  1. Pukki Party
                    • 2 Years
                    4 months, 19 days ago

                    Firmino is a good option for you, i'd go that way

                17. Flynny
                  • 5 Years
                  4 months, 19 days ago

                  Morning all.....having my worst season in 5 years. Dropped to 400k...have ignored picks like ings as rivals I'm chasing have him

                  Now have 3.8mitb - earmarked for alli to salah gw24. ..... what do I do this week?..thanks

                  Pope
                  TAA soy lunds rico Kelly
                  Mane kdb all grealish nakamba
                  Vardy jiminez maupay

                  A.....alli to Salah this week for liv v united

                  B.....pope to McCarthy

                  C....something else

                  D....save

                  1. Pukki Party
                    • 2 Years
                    4 months, 19 days ago

                    2ft?

                  2. Salarrivederci
                    • 4 Years
                    4 months, 19 days ago

                    A

                    1. Flynny
                      • 5 Years
                      4 months, 19 days ago

                      1 ft.

                      1. Pukki Party
                        • 2 Years
                        4 months, 19 days ago

                        D then imo

                  3. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
                    • 4 Years
                    4 months, 19 days ago

                    For C - I'd replace Kelly (Holgate perhaps) and I'm sure you are considering Ings.

                    1. Flynny
                      • 5 Years
                      4 months, 19 days ago

                      Cheers.....if I spend any of my cash it means I won't be able to afford to alli to salah upgrade.

                      I've ignored ings all this time as rivals I'm chasing have...

                18. unitednations
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  4 months, 19 days ago

                  Ings and Rashford have saved my season! from 1m to 60k in 10gw's. Thoughts here with 2FTs and 1.9m itb

                  Ryan -- Button
                  Taa Aurier Lundy -- Rico Zabaleta
                  Martial Kdb Salah Grealish -- Stephens
                  Vardy Rash Ings

                  A: 0.1m short of Aurier > Robbo so Stephens > Hayden to fund that?
                  B: Martial >> Fanderson to enable Aurier > Robbo in gw24
                  C: Martial + Rash >> Mane + DCL....as per my initial plan
                  D: Something else

                  1. Pukki Party
                    • 2 Years
                    4 months, 19 days ago

                    A

                  2. sminkypinky
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    4 months, 19 days ago

                    A defo

                19. andres
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  4 months, 19 days ago

                  so how do I use my 2 FTs wisely? 3rd pool, Richa?

                  Hedno
                  Sidibe TAA Soy
                  Kdb Alli Salah Cantwell
                  Rash Vardy Ings

                  Traore, Lund, Kelly 2.5, 2FT

                  1. Pukki Party
                    • 2 Years
                    4 months, 19 days ago

                    Alli Rash to Mane and attacker