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. Amey
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 25 days ago

    McCarthy is a very good replacement for Pope owners like me IMO.
    Will have to wait another week to do that sadly.

    Southampton are on a run !

    1. Make America Greta Again
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 25 days ago

      I got Pickford in for Fab.

    2. ‘Tis the Season
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 25 days ago

      Luxury transfer. Would love to but Need to get Robbo in first.

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 25 days ago

        I hate Pope 😀

    3. The Units
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 25 days ago

      Did that move for this week.

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 25 days ago

        Nice

  2. RamaJama
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 25 days ago

    Worth loosing kdb for Son before dgw 24?

    1. in sane in de bruyne
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 25 days ago

      No, why?

    2. kime67
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 25 days ago

      yes

    3. Warby84
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 25 days ago

      I may lose for 24 and get back in 29 after blank

  3. Stejson
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    4 months, 25 days ago

    Anyone had any more dreams worth betting on today?

    1. ‘Tis the Season
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 25 days ago

      Grealish Hattie, it’s a sure thing!

  4. Daniel S.
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 25 days ago

    Amy rumors about KdB maybe being rested ? That would be lovely

    1. in sane in de bruyne
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 25 days ago

      Looooool

      1. Daniel S.
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 25 days ago

        not the rumors, the rest would be lovely 😉

    2. ragnarlookbrood
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 25 days ago

      not a chance

  5. Albert_Luque
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 25 days ago

    Alli and rashford for Mané and dcl this week for free?

    1. kuzser
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 25 days ago

      Yes

    2. kime67
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 25 days ago

      pick salah instead

    3. Amey
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 25 days ago

      Can you hold Rashford ?

    4. No Professionals
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 25 days ago

      Rashford is in form and has Burnley, wolves and watford at home in 3 of the 4 games after pool. It's easy to be consumed by DGW.

      1. FourLokoLeipzig
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 25 days ago

        It’s not just the DGW though, it’s Liverpool’s run of fixtures after

  6. kuzser
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 25 days ago

    What’s the best combo for Dgw24 to accommodate a 3rd Liv player guys?

    1) SALAH - Grealish - Maddison and fodder, play 3-5-2 (Connoly/ Greenwood as a fodder)
    2) SALAH - Grealish - Jimenez and fodder, play 3-4-3 (Hayden as a fodder)
    3) ROBBO/VVD - Martial -Maddison - Jimenez
    4) ROBBO/VVD - Maddison - Rashford and fodder, play 3-4-3 (Hayden as a fodder)

    Ramsdale
    Taa Soy Lundstram
    Mane Kdb Maddison Grealish
    Vardy Ings Jimenez

    Alli Rico Kelly

  7. olidooley
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 25 days ago

    How’s it looking? Ings in with the FT already....

    Gazzaniga
    Robertson TAA Söyüncü
    Salah KDB Maddison Grealish
    Vardy Rashford Ings

    McGovern Lundstram Dendoncker Kelly

    1. kuzser
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 25 days ago

      Lovely

    2. ‘Tis the Season
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 25 days ago

      Nice team! G2G

  8. FreddyP3
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 25 days ago

    Son or Martial?

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 25 days ago

      Sonny

  9. AC Yew
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 25 days ago

    Lose Kelly or Rico to upgrade for pool defence?

  10. kime67
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 25 days ago

    Really disapointted with mane yesterday. Was never interested scoring, Salah is always trying, thknking of doing mane->salah. Thoughts?

    1. IRBOX ⚽
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 25 days ago

      Go for it. Mane is pretty poor objectively comparing the two

      1. GloryManUnited
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 22 days ago

        Again, based on what?

    2. Zladan
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 25 days ago

      Madness!

      I’ll have both for GW24, but Mane all day out of the two of them if you had to make a choice. He’s so much better.

    3. Holmes
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 25 days ago

      I thought Salah isnt really interested in getting in the box 😀

      1. baps sniffer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 25 days ago

        Before yesterday? 😉

    4. jtreble
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 25 days ago

      Have you considered buying a trial FFS Membership to get access to the Opta stats?

    5. Amey
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 25 days ago

      Won't do it myself unless Mane is injured

    6. kime67
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 25 days ago

      idk the captaincy on mane just doesnt feel right.

    7. FourLokoLeipzig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 25 days ago

      Yeah, a repeat of those performances next weekend will make the TC decision easier

  11. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 25 days ago

    Surely at the 1m rank KDB has less than 100% EO?... Can I hope that he gets points today?

    1. Daniel S.
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 25 days ago

      you can check this somewhere probably on livefpl

    2. Holmes
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 25 days ago

      Yes

      Only 94%

      1. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 25 days ago

        Cheers

      2. Zladan
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 25 days ago

        I read 111% yesterday.

        1. Zladan
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 25 days ago

          Ah top 10k was that. Never mind.

    3. Make America Greta Again
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 25 days ago

      I always want my players to get hauls. Their playing blocks jammy bench points and scoring thwarts cleanies of their opposition as well as hoovers bonus points from the competition. As a Kdb capper, want him to go crazy today.

      1. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 25 days ago

        Of course as a capper you want him to do well 🙂 But when I see my player scoring and look at liveFPL and see a red arrow due to 100+ EO I dont.

        1. Zladan
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 25 days ago

          This is the first time in a while that I will get positive relative points from KDB. His EO has been over 100% so often, it’s frustrating. But today I can enjoy what he does..

      2. Zladan
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 25 days ago

        As a Capper, EO means nothing to you really. You’re going to gain on non-cappers. Ideally you’d still want it lower as you’ll gain more relative points. I doubt we’d ever get to the point where there are so many Triple Cappers that you’d get a red arrow as a normal capper.

  12. Daniel S.
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 25 days ago

    Gomez - the points blocker

    1. GreennRed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 25 days ago

      Hopefully the pointsmaker for me in GW24.

      1. Daniel S.
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 25 days ago

        Who knows. It might be

  13. onceuponatyne
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 25 days ago

    Thoughts on Aurier guys?
    Looks like Mourinho's playing him with some attack/creativity in mind.

    1. jtreble
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 25 days ago

      Aurier should have had an assist yesterday ...

      1. Giggs Boson.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 25 days ago

        This. Outstanding cross. Can't believe Lo Celso missed that tap in.

    2. Holmes
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 25 days ago

      Has played well in last 2 games but CSs is still an issue

    3. GreennRed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 25 days ago

      Quality footballer, not the best defender but nailed on, lovely price. Spurs not looking a great CS bet but as someone rightfully said last night not many teams are. As JTreble says, should have had an assist last night. His cross was a thing of beauty.

    4. Giggs Boson.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 25 days ago

      Amazing going forwards and has great attacking potential.

      Unfortunately Spurs don't look like getting many clean sheets so that hurts him quite a bit. And his poor defending is a concern if Spurs decide to bring in a Trippier replacement in the window.

      On balance, I think keep if you have him, but don't bother buying. He's cheap enough to rotate.

    5. Amey
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 25 days ago

      Can be a good option. Prefer Dunk in that price range ahead of him though

      1. ragnarlookbrood
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 25 days ago

        aurier is a mole
        get rid

  14. Daniel S.
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 25 days ago

    When will Pepe Reina be added to the game? That would be interesting option if priced at 4.5

    1. GreennRed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 25 days ago

      Prob 5m with his previous. Is Villa deal done?

    2. PlumaPiedra
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 25 days ago

      Why? I don't think he'll suddenly make Villa defensively any good.

    3. phineedle
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 months, 25 days ago

      Not if he's playing for Aston villa

  15. Kevin de Blanke
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 25 days ago

    If Fab is out: Henderson or Ryan? Just can’t see the appeal of Ryan over Henderson...

    1. Daniel S.
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 25 days ago

      Wait for Reina to be added the following week hopefully.

      1. onceuponatyne
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 25 days ago

        He looked great the other week too.
        Giving serious thought to bringing him in, but I suspect that's just me.

        1. onceuponatyne
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 25 days ago

          Doh, left that in the wrong place.

      2. Kevin de Blanke
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 25 days ago

        Hammers bought him?

    2. Holmes
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 25 days ago

      Henderson

    3. Amey
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 25 days ago

      Henderson.
      McCarthy also an option

  16. Ha.
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 25 days ago

    A. Robertson, Grealish, Jiminez
    B. Rico, Salah, Maupay

    1. Whats the Huth
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 25 days ago

      To buy?

      B

      1. Ha.
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 25 days ago

        To have and to hold

        Basically do I squeeze in Salah or just get a defender for DGW

  17. Whats the Huth
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 25 days ago

    After the Liverpool game.
    Is it worth selling Maddison and Söyüncü, as well as doing a -4 to allow me to raise the funds to get Rashford in.

    1. Ha.
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 25 days ago

      Not this week with Burney up next

  18. davies
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 25 days ago

    Thoughts on Moura as an option?

    1. Holmes
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 25 days ago

      I think he is a good choice for next few, especially at that price

    2. Ha.
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 25 days ago

      Too many other options that are returning

    3. Rhodes your boat
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 25 days ago

      Had him for weeks as a punt instead of grealish has not worked well, likely keeping for next couple then ditching!

  19. Woy_is_back
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 25 days ago

    KDB captainers, expect a huge green arrow after today 🙂

    1. Ha.
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 25 days ago

      One of the positives of getting rekt yesterday. Even 4 points should help 😆

    2. PlumaPiedra
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 25 days ago

      What about Sterling cappers?

      1. HashAttack
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 25 days ago

        Aguero cappers 🙂

    3. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 25 days ago

      Hopefully, been having a torrid season Woy but on 58 with KDB(C) to go so hoping for a nice green 🙂

    4. Rossendale Rover
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 25 days ago

      Mahrez cappers

  20. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 25 days ago

    Anyone considering Soyuncu to Cresswell?

    1. Ha.
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 25 days ago

      That hasn’t crossed my mind, no

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 25 days ago

        Is it madness?

    2. Amey
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 25 days ago

      Nope.
      Thinking about Holgate/Dunk myself

      1. Daniel S.
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 25 days ago

        Yes, I am

      2. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 25 days ago

        Cresswell DGW the reasoning

        1. No Professionals
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 25 days ago

          2 thrashings?

          1. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 25 days ago

            Attacking potential

          2. Amey
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 25 days ago

            Yep

  21. DAZZ
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 25 days ago

    Would you be keeping Martial or Rashford? Or both?

    1. Daniel S.
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 25 days ago

      Looks like I will be forced to keep them both. They didn't give me any reason to sell

      1. DAZZ
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 25 days ago

        Same. Its looking extremely unlikely that i’ll be able to afford Mane 🙁

    2. OldBenKenobi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 25 days ago

      I’d keep both. I’m actually contemplating how to doubling up on both for Burnley. (Below)

    3. Amey
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 25 days ago

      Rashford

    4. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 25 days ago

      Keeping both and could be differential on DGW for BUR

    5. DantheManinaPan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 25 days ago

      I've sold Rashford for Ings. Yes Rashford is in form but I think the additions of TAA and Ings outweigh the loss for me with DGW24 coming up

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 25 days ago

        Big mistake? 😉

  22. OldBenKenobi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 25 days ago

    How do I get Rashford into this team (next GW against Burnley) without completely tearing it apart?

    Pope Henderson
    TAA Robbo Lundstram Rico Kiko*
    Salah KDB Martial Mount Cantwell
    Vardy Jimenez Ings

    0.1ITB

    1. No Professionals
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 25 days ago

      Are you rolling a transfer?

      1. OldBenKenobi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 25 days ago

        If I decide to get Rashford yeah I’ll roll and have 2

    2. Zladan
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 25 days ago

      Wait till after LFC.

      1. OldBenKenobi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 25 days ago

        I will be

    3. Celt Abroad
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 25 days ago

      Would mount to a cheap midfielder and jiminez to rashford work?

      1. OldBenKenobi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 25 days ago

        It does but it’s real cheap mid (4.4) Douglas Luiz prob the best option at that price....

      2. OldBenKenobi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 25 days ago

        Mount has been on the chopping board for a while now too...

    4. Goonsquad245
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 25 days ago

      You can’t without seriously compromising balance.

      Best bet would be mount/Pope/Jim to Fleck/4.0/Rash but you’re likely priced out of that by the time next week rolls round

      1. Goonsquad245
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 25 days ago

        Unless you’re happy to sell Vardy of course...

        1. OldBenKenobi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 25 days ago

          Don’t want to lose vardy. Yeah your right about the pricing. It’s maybe not worth it in the end

  23. No Professionals
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 25 days ago

    Pope
    VVD Soyuncu Lundstram
    Salah KDB(c) Maddison Grealish
    Vardy(vc) Rashford Ings

    Button Cantwell Rico Kelly
    2.3itb 1ft

    I'm thinking pope to McCarthy. That then gives me 2.5itb and I either do KDB to mane or Soyuncu to TAA for DGW.

    Good plan?

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 25 days ago

      Good plan

    2. ‘Tis the Season
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 25 days ago

      Good plan. Easy. Soy to TAA

  24. jia you jia you
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 25 days ago

    Cheers for the feedback on my wildcard team guys, this is what I love about this site, sometimes an obvious move escapes your thinking! I am now a proud owner of Danny Ings and currently have the armband saved on him! 🙂

    1. No Professionals
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 25 days ago

      Could, and probably should have had at least 3 yesterday. Non owners like me got off lightly. Although I am now an owner.

      Cue long goal drought.

      1. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 25 days ago

        Haha, yeah, he'll prob blank for the est of the season now! GL to him and us mate!!

    2. Holmes
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 25 days ago

      I wish to own Ings, Trent, Lundstram, Rashford someday...

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 25 days ago

        You can't !!
        😉

        1. Holmes
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 25 days ago

          😆

          Trent might force to break the rule next year...

          1. Amey
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 25 days ago

            Ha ha ha
            I don't like the rule tbh. at least English players should be allowed to be picked as many you want.

            1. Holmes
              • 6 Years
              4 months, 25 days ago

              That would make things very easy 😀

      2. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 25 days ago

        Sold Lundy along with Vardy which many would call ludicrous decisions but have the other three on our shortlist 😉

        1. jia you jia you
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 25 days ago

          *your shortlist

        2. Holmes
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 25 days ago

          I might join you on "Vardy-out" train soon. His next few fixtures are just too good to ignore...

          1. jia you jia you
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 25 days ago

            not everyone's cup of tea understandably mate but actually his next 5 fixtures are not that good I feel...its the 6 games after those that I might have to swallow my pride and buy him back for 0.6 more!

      3. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 25 days ago

        Only Ings miss out from that list for me ... now Ings on board ... still crap OR

        1. Holmes
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 25 days ago

          Pretty sure its not as crap as mine 😆

    3. Amey
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 25 days ago

      What is the team ?

      1. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 25 days ago

        Here she is Amey =
        Henderson
        Trent Holgate Dunk
        Mane Salah Son Maddison Richarlison
        Rashford Ings
        (Button, Greenwood, Williams, Gibson)
        0.2

        1. Amey
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 25 days ago

          You madman 😀
          Always take the risks. Really appreciate your playing ways bro.

          But No Vardy is huge risk as you know.
          That midfield is bumper !!

          1. jia you jia you
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 25 days ago

            yeah I play the same style when in top 10k or at 1m OR tbh...but to be fait, if my rank was currently better I'd be a bit more reluctant to sell I guess. One thing people forget is that I can (and likely will) buy him back 🙂

            1. Amey
              • 1 Year
              4 months, 25 days ago

              Definitely. Go with your gut feeling.
              GL bro !

    4. HashAttack
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 25 days ago

      Bought him in last night (for Rashford) ... could that long points run come to a crunching end

      1. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 25 days ago

        I have never seen Rashford in as consistently good form so cant bring myself to sell him atm!

        1. Amey
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 25 days ago

          He's our talisman now

        2. HashAttack
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 25 days ago

          I've had him since Tammy's injury ... been very good and made me 300K ... could end up buying him back after the 'pool match

          1. jia you jia you
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 25 days ago

            Exactly mate, so many managers on here forget that simple fact...we can buy players that we sell back haha...GL to you 🙂

            1. Holmes
              • 6 Years
              4 months, 25 days ago

              And the funny thing is they work so hard to build a good team value but dont want to get rid of that player because they will lose value. What's the point then... 😀

              1. Amey
                • 1 Year
                4 months, 25 days ago

                😀

              2. jia you jia you
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                4 months, 25 days ago

                yup, I have been making that point on here for years but most ignore it rightly or wrongly...so many seem to have huge fear in losing 0.2+ to switch around assets!

                1. HashAttack
                  • 3 Years
                  4 months, 25 days ago

                  For me, 300K profit is a sign that it time to sell

                  Who cares about TV, selling players doesn't affect SV

  25. Dynamic Duos
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 25 days ago

    Doing Rashford and Jiminez to Ings and Wilson this time and then 2.4m itb for Tomori to Robbo gwk24, thoughts?

    1. Ha.
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 25 days ago

      Not keen to be honest

    2. DAZZ
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 25 days ago

      You’ll want Rashford back as soon as the Liverpool game finishes. He looked awsome yesterday

      1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 25 days ago

        I think he'll score against Liverpool to be honest

        They're long overdue to concede and Rash is on pens DFK's & everything (as limited as that 'everything' is) good that utd do involves him

    3. potatoace'scott talent
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 25 days ago

      There are better in form strikers in better in form teams, to pick from over Wilson.

  26. venitol
      4 months, 25 days ago

      Rashford + Alli + Maddison -> Ings + Salah + Grealish
      or
      Soy + Alli + Maddison -> TAA + Richarlison + Grealish/Traore

      Already have mane
      Would be making one of these two changes over this week and GW23

    • Jet5605
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 25 days ago

      Do I lose Mane or Salah in order to go double LIV defence?

      1. Karan14 (Brazil Nuts)
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 25 days ago

        Why would you do that now?

        1. Jet5605
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 25 days ago

          Plan to do Maupay > Rash before Burnley and need to lose Salah, Mane or KDB

          1. Ha.
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 25 days ago

            lookattheGWnumbers

      2. Kaptenen
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 25 days ago

        I wouldnt

      3. Holmes
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 25 days ago

        Keep whatever you have and decide after double, not really a good time to shuffle.

      4. Amey
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 25 days ago

        Not now.

      5. Zladan
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 25 days ago

        You don’t. You just buy a defender on the league that you think might transfer to and start for LFC in the next few weeks. In the likely event the above doesn’t happen, enjoy the attacking returns.

        1. Jet5605
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 25 days ago

          Sorry I don't follow. I currently have TAA, Mane and Salah but want to Maupay > Rash (before Burnley) and need to downgrade either Salah, Mane or KDB

          1. Zladan
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 25 days ago

            You hope to own a 4th LFC player. The only way this is possible is if an already registered FPL player that you could buy now, moves to LFC.

      6. DantheManinaPan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 25 days ago

        No

    • Kaptenen
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 25 days ago

      Advice needed

      A) Jimenez --> Rashford this week and next week get VVD for Soyuncu

      B) Jimenez --> Deulofeu this week and next week Maddison --> Salah

      How would you try to get triple pool for the dgw with this lot? 3.4m ITB

      Ryan - Button
      TAA - Soyuncu - Lundy - Fernandez - Rico
      Mane - KDB - Maddy - Grealish - Cantwell
      Vardy - Jimenez - Ings

      1. Twisted Saltergater
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 25 days ago

        It’s possible to save a transfer? If you did A then you’d be playing Rashford vs Liverpool instead of Jimenez against Southampton.

        1. Kaptenen
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 25 days ago

          Yes it is possible but dont expect much from Jimenez away to Southampton. Think United will hit Liverpool on the counter, could be a goalfest.

          1. Twisted Saltergater
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            4 months, 25 days ago

            If you think it could be a goalfest, what stopped you getting Rashford for the Norwich(H) fixture?

            It just feels like a knee jerk with Pool up next and Rashford with a slight injury concern.

      2. Ha.
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 25 days ago

        B, but do both next week

        1. ThisTimeNxtYrRodney
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 25 days ago

          This is the week to save a transfer so you can play about before the pool dgw. A lot could still happen before gw24. I'm definitely sticking.

          1. Kaptenen
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 25 days ago

            Thank you!

    • swobe
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 25 days ago

      Feeling pretty content this morning. Topping my mini-leagues now after my long term transfer plan got off to a good start.

      Used 2FT to downgrade Aurier and Diop -> Holgate and Hanley(yeah not ideal)

      Started Holgate over Soy, captained Rashford and feeling smug about it.

      Come on, Kevin.

      1. ‘Tis the Season
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 25 days ago

        Well done. Making good choices!

    • tiger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 25 days ago

      Awful gameweek...only a Foster clean sheet and hat trick can save me now...oh and a KDB haul