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. DAZZ
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 25 days ago

    Is Ings essential??

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

      Too late to bring him in

      1. Ole Trafford
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 25 days ago

        Hardly

      2. Zlatanzo
        4 months, 25 days ago

        Been telling myself this for weeks... becoming a joke now

      3. THFC4LIFE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 25 days ago

        I’m getting him this week

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

        Lol what rubbish

    2. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 25 days ago

      3 less points than salah

      1. LewanGOALski
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 25 days ago

        wow, wasn’t actually aware of that, stunning..!

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

        Not on Pens though 😛

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

      I would say so. I brought him in last night before the rise. His form and the fixtures coming up are perfect.

      1. LewanGOALski
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 25 days ago

        I did the same.. bit worried his best ponits-wise stricks are gone bit he should be delivering quite fairly for his price

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

      I will get him after GW25, my only focus is the DGW for now.

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

      Has returned in all but 4 games where he’s played 60+ mins

    6. Lindelol
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 25 days ago

      It seems. Did Rash to Ings last night

      1. iL PiStOlErO
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 25 days ago

        And you think selling Rash was a good move...

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

          It is when my plan is to bring in salah for richarlison next week

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

    What do you think the actual DGW scores will be for Liverpool ... worried that it will be low scoring and only 1 clean sheet

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

      3-0 vs hammers
      2-1 vs wolves

    2. Ole Trafford
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 25 days ago

      Could very well be. Wolves game will be very tight

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

      0-2
      0-2

    4. Jarvish Scott Talent
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 25 days ago

      1 CS probably more likely than 2 anyway

  3. venitol
    4 months, 25 days ago

    Ryan
    VVD/Lundstram/Soy/Kelly
    KDB/Mane/Alli/Maddison
    Vardy/Rashford

    Martin/Cantwell/Rico/Greenwood

    1.1ITB, 2FT
    Looking to get Salah in by GW24, meaning I should use one transfer this week to free up funds. Would it be best to sell Rashford for Ings, then go for Alli + Maddison -> Salah + Grealish next week? Alternatively could do something more along the lines of Soy to a sub4.5, then Alli and Maddison to Salah + Traore

    Thoughts?

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

    Villa-City game should be many goals. Many Grealish benchers methinks

    1. LewanGOALski
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 25 days ago

      I wouldn’t mind - KDB (C) and Grealish here o/

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

        Same, gl 🙂

        1. Jarvish Scott Talent
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 25 days ago

          Your prediction had no FPL bias at all then

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

        o/ Same

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

      With Dendo first sub, I hope Smith has done the same

    3. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 25 days ago

      I’d love a KDB benching

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

        Nooooo

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

        Same - Dendonker off the bench would be lovely.

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

      I’ve gone Otamendi over Grealish, was 50/50

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

        Thats insane

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

      Aguero, KdB(C) and Grealish. Got Holgate 7 points first on bench and Salah VC, so KdB or Aguero rest not to bad.

  5. Catastrophe
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 25 days ago

    2 FT, 1.4 ITB. Help greatly appreciated!

    Pope
    TAA, Holgate, Lundstram
    Salah, Mane, KDB, Traore
    Vardy, Ings, Rashford

    (Woodman, Cantwell, Kelly, Simpson)

    A) Traore & Rashford -> Son & DCL
    B) Pope & Traore -> Ryan & Grealish
    C) Pope & Traore -> McCarthy & Moura
    D) Something else

    Was almost decided on A, keen to get Son in but with Rashfords form perhaps B or C better shout?

    Cheers.

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

      B

      1. Catastrophe
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 25 days ago

        Ta. On that currently...

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

          Great team, too.

          1. Catastrophe
            • 9 Years
            4 months, 25 days ago

            Cheers, hopefully not too much tinkering needed in next few weeks!

    2. Zlatanzo
      4 months, 25 days ago

      C, more minutes for Moura with Kane out

      1. Catastrophe
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 25 days ago

        Cheers. Unsure about Moura/Spurs but could be great value @ 7.1...

        1. Zlatanzo
          4 months, 25 days ago

          Yep Grealish a bit safer, but Moura not a bad differential... depends on your rank really

          1. Catastrophe
            • 9 Years
            4 months, 25 days ago

            98k, unfortunately! Struggled this season.

            1. Zlatanzo
              4 months, 25 days ago

              Yep I have the same rank... looking for differentials myself!

  6. Bobby
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 25 days ago

    I assume if you only have Kdb left theres no chance of a rank rise this week?

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

      Yes

    2. HMC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 25 days ago

      Not unless he’s your captain

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

      He has about 94% ownership around my 1m rank, so I will be cheering on any goals or points but will still get a red arrow unfortunately

      1. Pukki Party
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 25 days ago

        Where do you find ownership stats for 1m? Last season i was inside 100K most of the season so found the 10K onwership useful. Now i'm nowhere near those hights.

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

          https://www.livefpl.net/rank

          They have a new feature where they can show ownership based on your rank tier, top 10k or top 100k etc.
          I can see stats for ownership for my local tier: 900k to 1 million.

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

      Red card to KdB would help you.

      1. Jarvish Scott Talent
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 25 days ago

        Especially if it happens after a brawl with a few other highly owned players

    5. seewhyaxe
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 25 days ago

      I would welcome a KDB haul if he feeds aguero nicely.

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

    Henderson
    TAA - Dunk - Soy
    Salah - Mane - KDB - Grealish
    Vardy - Jimenez - Maupay

    (4.0 - Cantwell - Lundy - Rico)
    1 Ft & 0.1m

    Jimenez ➡️ Ings for free?
    Should have probably done it last night.

    1. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 25 days ago

      Probably. Funny that they play each other so could back fire spectacularly! Logically makes sense though

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

      yes get ings. Prefer dcl over maupay

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

    Will Martin still be first choice come DGW?

    1. Zlatanzo
      4 months, 25 days ago

      Wouldn't gamble on it

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

        I suppose I might as well start him over McCarthy anyway

        1. Zlatanzo
          4 months, 25 days ago

          if you already own then yeah definitely, assuming Fab is out

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

            Cheers Zlatan

  9. Zlatanzo
    4 months, 25 days ago

    Is Jimi to Ings a no brainer or have we missed the boat with Ings?

    1. Catastrophe
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 25 days ago

      Not too late for Ings IMO. Sure if you got him earlier you've got better value but he doesn't look like he will stop scoring anytime soon, and hes still a cheap(er) option.

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

      Almost have to with his ownership rocketing, and price

  10. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 25 days ago

    2FTs, 0itb.

    Fab >>
    A. Ryan
    B. McCarthy+0.5

    Fab
    TAA • Söyüncü • Lundstram
    KDB(C) • Salah • Mané • Richarlison • Grealish
    Vardy • Maupay
    (McGov. Greenwood. Rico. Aurier)

    B raises some funds for Maupay >> Ings after Villa Home.

    1. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 25 days ago

      Hmm.

    2. International Richard
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 25 days ago

      B for me.

      I would also be looking to move on Aurier for a bargain. Other than that, its a superb team

    3. Bam Bam Bigelow
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 25 days ago

      B plus Aurier > Williams for Ings funds

  11. drughi
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 25 days ago

    Just seen highlights from Leicester and southampton game and its sickening as an ings owner, sums up my season so far

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

      Should have scored a hattrick yesterday 😀

    2. Zlatanzo
      4 months, 25 days ago

      Should have had 5-6 goals... even distressed as a non-owner.

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

      Could have had 4 goals easily, some super saves by Schmeichel and a goal ruled out for been just offside by VAR

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

      Finally brought him in last night 20 GW's late just after seeing all those chances, for Rashford lol so could end in tears but hoping it helps Rashford score a hattrick vs Liverpool (United fan :-))

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

    FPL need to change the baps scoring system and stop deducting bps for getting a yellow card. We are already penalised by our player losing a point and that should be enough. An example was yesterday where Ings missed out on bonus because he got a yellow card for which he had already been docked a point. How is taking your shirt off a factor in whether you deserved bonus or not? Ridiculous

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

      Getting a YC for taking your shirt off is the issue, not BPS.

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

        You are missing the point completely.

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

          He wouldn’t have got the yellow card 🙂

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

          Why is this being upvoted?? A YC should be a deduction in baps if shots off target and giving away possession are.

          We wouldn’t be having this discussion if Ings wasn’t given a YC for taking his shirt off.

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

            Shots off target are detrimental to the team, taking your shirt off isn't

            1. Ginkapo FPL
              • 8 Years
              4 months, 25 days ago

              Taking your shirt of creates a devide from the team.

              1. Simmering Marv'
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                4 months, 25 days ago

                The card for removing your shirt should depend on how ripped you are.

                1. Bobby
                  • 10 Years
                  4 months, 25 days ago

                  I wonder if jan molby ever took his shirt off after a goal

              2. Gnu Scott talent
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                4 months, 25 days ago

                Should be points deduction for atrocious spelling imo. 😉

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

              How many shots off target did Ings have? 4
              Big chances missed? 2

              How many YC’s did he get? 1

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

                As I said, shots off target and big chances missed are detrimental to the team, taking your shirt off isn't. Fact remains that even with the misses he lost two points for getting booked

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

                  And I wrote, “ Getting a YC for taking your shirt off is the issue, not BPS.“ and you said I was missing the point!!

      2. Jarvish Scott Talent
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 25 days ago

        Wut

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

        Also, didn’t he hit the bar twice? Perhaps we should lose the negative baps for shots off target in the case of hitting the woodwork.

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

          This imo^ Hitting the woodwork is much better than soft shot towards gk.

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

            Yeah, it’s really harsh!

    2. mdm
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 25 days ago

      In this logic, no baps for scoring goal as you already get the points for the goal then

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

        Bonus is to reward contribution to your team. Getting a yellow card is not detrimental to the team (unless it's a second of course)

        1. mdm
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 25 days ago

          Got your point, but cannot fully agree as this game and the points given are strictly player performance related and not team related. But maybe this can be changed for the future..

        2. ali-bayor
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 25 days ago

          But a yc is to the detriment of your team, even if just the first. As that player is now walking a tightrope for the remaining minutes of the game and therefore can't or wont make challenges thwy would have, had they not been booked...

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

            This is a complete myth. Who ever saw anyone not making tackles after a booking? It just makes them more focused on not doing anything stupid

    3. Catastrophe
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 25 days ago

      Good point. Not all yellow cards are equal! Some may be as a result of poor defensive play, some may be a smart foul or to the extreme an over the top celebration. But cant see this changing as it would be a huge ball ache for someone to identify (consistently) which bookings should affect BPS and which not.

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

        It's quite simple, just stop deducting bps for yellow cards.

        1. Catastrophe
          • 9 Years
          4 months, 25 days ago

          That's an option but you would then lose any (BPS) deduction for yellow cards deserving of a reduction- giving away needless pens, bad defensive play etc. Whilst still deducting BPS for hitting the woodwork as an example. Cant win really but I would suggest having the issue/discrepancy only for goalscorers taking their shirt off is better than the alternatives?

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

      Yeah, I agree... def need some corrections about baps system

    5. Danno - Emre Canada
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 25 days ago

      I got beautifully stitched up by that a couple of years back when Jesus scores and got booked in the last minute of the season. Cost the BAPs and cost me 2.5k in one of my mini-leagues, couldn’t write it. I tweeted the git to have a moan hahah

    6. Zenith UK
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 25 days ago

      Gomez got booked and still got more BAPS than TAA, lol @ me

      1. Simmering Marv'
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 25 days ago

        Is that true? Gomez had a shaky game too. What determines the baps then?

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

          Playing 1 to 60 minutes 3
          Playing over 60 minutes 6
          Goalkeepers and defenders scoring a goal 12
          Midfielders scoring a goal 18
          Forwards scoring a goal 24
          Assists 9
          Goalkeepers and defenders keeping a clean sheet 12
          Saving a penalty 15
          Save 2
          Successful open play cross 1
          Creating a big chance (a chance where the receiving player should score) 3
          For every 2 clearances, blocks and interceptions (total) 1
          For every 3 recoveries 1
          Key pass 1
          Successful tackle (net*) 2
          Successful dribble 1
          Scoring the goal that wins a match 3
          70 to 79% pass completion (at least 30 passes attempted) 2
          80 to 89% pass completion (at least 30 passes attempted) 4
          90%+ pass completion (at least 30 passes attempted) 6
          Conceding a penalty -3
          Missing a penalty -6
          Yellow card -3
          Red card -9
          Own goal -6
          Missing a big chance -3
          Making an error which leads to a goal -3
          Making an error which leads to an attempt at goal -1
          Being tackled -1
          Conceding a foul -1
          Being caught offside -1
          Shot off target -1

          1. Jarvish Scott Talent
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 25 days ago

            Quite a memory you have there 😉

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

              Did I miss any? 😀

            2. Gnu Scott talent
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              4 months, 25 days ago

              He has but he's damned if he remember where he left his pipe and slippers.

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

            Did you deliberately put shots off target last ? 😀

            That was the issue with Ings yesterday.

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

              Nope, copied from the rules section

          3. Simmering Marv'
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 25 days ago

            Wow. Thanks. Quite a bit of subjectivity in there if you ask me.

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

              I don't think so, they are all from Opta stats so should be pretty accurate

              1. Simmering Marv'
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                4 months, 25 days ago

                It's "big chance" and "successful dribble" which I was mostly referring to.

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

                  Yes definitely subjective whoever determines them, some of the big chances are quite ridicilous (think it’s OPTA).

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

                  Fair comment

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

            Makes me laugh that scoring a goal, points are awarded based on your position (it's a forwards job to score and as such they're rewarded with the BAPs) but assists, nah 9 points across the board. Joke.

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

              They did it because there’s very little else a striker can do to gain baps. A defender can gain a clean sheet, tackle, intercept, clear the ball. So they decided a striker’s goal earns more baps.

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

                This makes sense to me

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

                Just think assists should be based on position also

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

        Exactly. He did overwhelmingly more positive things than the negative YC and still got baps.

        Sour grapes from Ings owners.

    7. Runaway
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 25 days ago

      How about getting 3 bonus for almost every goal he scored (except yesterday), isn't it a double reward then? My point is sometimes a yellow card can deduct 2 (or even 4) or a goal may bring you 7. I do not think there is a good way to regulate that. (Ings owner who badly needed that 9 pointer yesterday).

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

      Spot on. Double penalties should be removed. Also penalty saves should stop giving so much baps. Keepers are already rewarded handsomely by the save itself.

    9. Bobby
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 25 days ago

      Also I see auba got a bonus point despite being sent off yesterday.

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

        He would’ve had all 3 if cards didn’t contribute to negative baps!

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

          Who said anything about red cards? Massive difference

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

            Couldn’t resist baiting you, sorry 🙂

  13. Bubz
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 25 days ago

    Just KDB (c) to play today. Reckon that is enough to see a move up in rank? Not a lot of people have more than one city player or wat/bou players do they?

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

      KdB(c) and Mendy. Hoping for a rank improvement today.

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

      Hope so! Need to be saved from Average.

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

      If he gets a return, yeah should be enough. Effective ownership is somewhere around 110%.

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

      Sarr(c), and KDB for me.

    5. Bobby
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 25 days ago

      Just stalked your team - some ballsy moves in the past weeks- kudos!

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

        Not done me much good yet though!

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

      Yep should be enough if he does not blank, brought in Sarr and have KdB so hoping to score more than you today 🙂

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

        Who is your captain?

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

          Rashford(c) so already played, have 57 with those 2 to go, best gameweek in awhile 🙂

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

            Well done pal! Good result. I'm on 32 so need Sarr to go mad today!

  14. Romford Pele - Don't w…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 25 days ago

    Who to bench?

    A) Lucas (wat)
    B) Cantwell (BOU)
    C) Rashford (liv)
    D) Maddison (bur)

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

      Lucas.

    2. Catastrophe
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 25 days ago

      Tricky one. Not Rashford, pick one of the others will be down to luck. Probably between A and B given Burnley's defence?

      1. Romford Pele - Don't w…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 25 days ago

        Burnley's defence good at home though right?

        1. Zlatanzo
          4 months, 25 days ago

          not as of late

        2. Catastrophe
          • 9 Years
          4 months, 25 days ago

          4 CS and 16 conceded in last 10, so not particularly. Unlikely they shut Leicester out anyway and Maddison pretty good goal involvement right?

    3. Zlatanzo
      4 months, 25 days ago

      canters

    4. fgdu
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 25 days ago

      i think its lucas

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

      Just wait for injury news 3 of those had slight knocks this gameweek!

  15. drughi
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 25 days ago

    What to do with jimenez and traore, wolves such a hard team to predict. Give them one last chance ?

    1. Chelsea91
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 25 days ago

      play jimenez for GW23

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

      Yes, should be an open game

    3. yosim
      4 months, 25 days ago

      think I'm done with Jimi, time for Ings

  16. iL PiStOlErO
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 25 days ago

    Stick with Maupay for next 4 - avl(h) bou(a) whu(a) wat(h)??? Or is that too much time for him? Bought him 2 gw ago and don't know if he is worth transferring out now or should I concentrate on other things?

    The team now is:

    Ramsdale Martin
    TAA Soy Lund Dunk Kelly
    Mo KdB Alli Grealish Dendo
    Vardy Rash Maupay

    Have 1,3 itb and 2ft.

  17. Chelsea91
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 25 days ago

    Hendo
    Taa,Lund,Gomez
    Mane,Kdb,Ali,Maddy
    Jimmy,Vardy(c),Ings

    Button Cantwell Rico Kelly

    Good to go for GW 23 mate?

    Thanks for the comment, itb 2.3

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

      yeah, ali out whenever you can

      1. Chelsea91
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 25 days ago

        Ali for Richa next move

  18. Rains of Castamere
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 25 days ago

    Anyone else waiting for Ings until GW26 after Liverpool away? Happy with my team until then, but then fixtures turn and Saints play a sea of green

    1. Chelsea91
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 25 days ago

      i already get him this week

    2. Zlatanzo
      4 months, 25 days ago

      I'm bringing him in now, going to be well over 7.0m by then

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

      Same here, using my transfers to prepare for the DGW so would have to take a hit to bring him in earlier. May aswell wait till after the Liverpool game. Watch him score in GW25 now and ruin my double Liverpool clean sheet 🙂

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

      Waiting till next year

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

      Nope. Bought him this week. WOL and cry are strong enough and then you have further price rises to account for as well.

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

      Yes, I’m going to wait, need a couple of transfers to save up the money for Greenwood to Ings.

  19. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 25 days ago

    Any Fab news?

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

      I don't even have any moderately good news 🙂

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

    Likelihood in % that Kdb and Graelish score more than >4pts today?

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

      Combined

    2. mdm
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 25 days ago

      100%

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

      99 per cent.

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

        Woah, that’s great 😉

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

          KdB clean sheet 😉

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

      they should mate i think

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

        Thanks 🙂
        Hope so too

  21. Totti
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 25 days ago

    do anyone considering firmino in the DGW guys?

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

      Based on away stats he's arguably a better option than say Salah for 24. It's the fixtures after 24 that swings it back towards Salah

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

        so get him or salah?

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

          Depends on your side. I thibj I'm leaning towards a defensive double up myself

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

          make your own decision, Mikess just given you an informed response

    2. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 25 days ago

      Yep doing Abraham to firmino. Easy to switch to someone else if he doesn't perform

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

      I think he's a good differential, if you have mane and TAA then Id go for Bobby

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

        yes i have mane and firmino

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

          sorry mane and TAA

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

      If it’s instead of Mane yes, if instead of Salah no.

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

        i have mane and TAA

  22. mikess
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 25 days ago

    Pope, Button
    TAA, Sidibe, Lundstrum, Kelly, Rico
    Mane, KDB, Martial, Maddison, Grealish
    Vardy, Ings, Maupay

    1.7 itb 1ft... still contemplating my additional Liverpool player.

    Which route would you take?

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 25 days ago

      You have loads of money on your bench . Maddison to cantwell and could you afford martial to Salah ?

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

        That is one option. Just not keen on playing one of Cantwell and Maupay each week

    2. Bam Bam Bigelow
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 25 days ago

      Midfield 5 look good for any week so downgrading Maupay to Greenwood should help you get Robertson for either Kelly or Rico and decide between playing 3-5-2 or 4-4-2

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

        Haven't thought about that, could work. Thanks

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

      may be Maddison -> traore
      and maupay -> firmino

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

        Not too keen on Traore but there could be other options in that bracket. Cheers

  23. leo_messi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 25 days ago

    Would you get Mccarthy for Fabianski instead of Ryan to afford Grealish and Ings for free in gw24? My plan is :
    GW 23 Fabianski -> Mccarthy and save second FT
    GW 24 Traore Jimenez -> Grealish Ings with 2FT

    Thanks

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

      Good moves. I’m planning on bringing in the same three players.

  24. Ajax Hamsterdam
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 25 days ago

    Kiko to Stephens for free ? Thanks

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

      If no other issue, yes

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 25 days ago

        Thanks a lot

      2. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 25 days ago

        And also thanks for helping with my Alli to richarlison transfer , it worked wonders

    2. mikess
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 25 days ago

      If you have no other issues. The lads got a decent goal threat

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 25 days ago

        Cheers

  25. Ole Trafford
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 25 days ago

    Is Garcia going to continue playing until Laporte is back?

  26. FISSH
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 25 days ago

    Without a single shot... But he had a goal disallowed.. So I know technically he didn't have a shot but hey another day it's a goal and assist

  27. unitednations
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 25 days ago

    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. Don’t want a united double up against Liverpool plus fanderson has the dgw

    C: Martial + Rash/Vardy >> Mane + DCL....as per my initial plan but I will loose a lot of value on Rash/Vardy if I loose either of them

    D: Something else

  28. Zenith UK
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 25 days ago

    Let's mix it up a little bit... You're England manager, what strikers are you taking to EURO's?

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

      Rashford, Abraham and Ings

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

      Will probably still leave out Ings because I am just not that great at managing...

    3. iL PiStOlErO
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 25 days ago

      Kane
      Vardy
      Tammy
      Ings
      Rash

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

      Kane, Rashford, Ings, Tammy Vardy has retired so he probably wont come unless guaranteed a starting spot, which he wouldnt get.

  29. MysticMac17
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 25 days ago

    Best Kelly replacement? Have 4.3 to spend. Am currently debating between Stephens, Bernardo, Tanganga, Masuaku, Cathcart. Williams is not an option this week as he will be coming in next week. Thoughts?

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

      Personally I was really impressed with Tanganga, if the result had been 0-0 instead of that scrappy goal I wouldn't be surprised to see meme's of Mane being in his pocket. Did the job Mour set him up to do fantastically (in my opinion)

      1. MysticMac17
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 25 days ago

        Agree with you completely but still don't know if he will play next week. I thought he was excellent. What do you think? They may well revert back to a back 4 in the next game.

  30. JustWatching
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 25 days ago

    Some questions:

    How many more double GWs are there likely to be?
    When will they be?
    Is a top 4 team likely to have better double GW fixtures than Liverpool's in GW24?
    What's the consensus on whether to use triple captain in GW24?

    1. Dammed Utd
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 25 days ago

      Jesus chill out it’s Sunday la

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

      Go take a chill pill

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

      Use it on GW24. Leicester will probably have a DGW involving Norwich, that’s the other option most are considering.

      The other DGWs will be GW34 and GW37, but everything including the top 4 might be determined by then so there might be some rotation.

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

        Most out of those who aren’t planning to use it on DGW24*.

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

        Thanks.