Scout Notes

Watford’s cut-price FPL attacking assets impress as budget defence holds strong

Bournemouth 0-3 Watford

  • Goals: Abdoulaye Doucoure (£5.6m), Troy Deeney (£6.2m), Roberto Pereyra (£5.6m)
  • Assists: Ismaila Sarr (£6.2m), Doucoure, Andre Gray (£5.6m)
  • Bonus: Doucoure x3, Deeney x2, Adam Masina (£4.3m), Adrian Mariappa (£4.2m) x1

Two teams that started Gameweek 22 in the relegation zone and one point apart met at the Vitality Stadium on Sunday, with Watford running out comfortable 3-0 winners.

There is a stark contrast between the two clubs at present.

The Hornets are revitalised under Nigel Pearson, losing just one of the six matches that he has overseen (away to Liverpool), and several of their players appeal from a Fantasy Premier League perspective.

Bournemouth, on the other hand, are in a real rut and even some favourable fixtures in the next five Gameweeks won’t be enough for many FPL bosses to revisit the Cherries.

Eddie Howe’s side had begun fairly brightly against their visitors this weekend, with Dominic Solanke (£5.2m) almost pouncing on a mishit Adam Smith (£4.3m) shot and Harry Wilson (£5.9m) forcing Ben Foster (£4.9m) into a flying save with one of his trademark free-kicks.

That turned out to be Bournemouth’s only attempt on target in the entire match and, once Watford had broken the deadlock five minutes before the interval, the hosts’ self-belief visibly ebbed away.

Howe acknowledged that confidence was at a low after full-time, saying:

The first goal going in damaged us mentally and we didn’t recover. Confidence is such an important thing to any team and it just felt it was lacking from that goal onwards, it seemed to dent us.

It’s certainly not what we wanted and the performance wasn’t what we wanted either.

We can only regroup, learn from what we’ve delivered, analyse the game properly and improve. We need to rediscover our belief in the team. For me, that’s the only thing missing because we’ve got good players.

Bournemouth’s early pressure was more of a mild breeze than a full-blown storm but once Watford had comfortably seen off the Cherries’ handful of first-half forays into their final third, they began to kick on.

The Hornets are not just well-structured at the back, they are oozing confidence further forward.

The in-form Ismaila Sarr (£6.2m) had already fired a warning shot across the Bournemouth bows early on when breaking clear of Nathan Ake (£4.8m) and fizzing the ball wide, and it was the Senegal international who teed up Abdoulaye Doucoure (£5.6m) for Watford’s opening goal in the 41st minute.

While that attacking return owed a debt to Mark Travers‘ (£4.2m) awful pass out, Sarr was a threat all match and could have had added to his assist.

The Senegalese winger had a shot deflected over on 50 minutes and then spurned a glorious chance soon after, miscuing a volleyed effort from six yards after a weak headed clearance.

He was heavily involved in Watford’s second goal, too, with his run and attempted cross for Doucoure falling kindly for Troy Deeney (£6.2m) to hammer home just after the hour-mark.

Sarr now has five attacking returns to his name in as many Gameweeks, a total that only Manchester City pair Kevin De Bruyne (£10.7m) and Riyad Mahrez (£8.7m) can trump among FPL midfielders.

He’s not the only appealing option in this Watford side.

Deeney has four goals to his name since Pearson took charge, while Doucoure has banked four attacking returns in the last three Gameweeks.

Doucoure has flirted with Fantasy managers since his arrival in the Premier League (at least ten attacking returns in each of the last two seasons) and he is certainly thriving in an advanced number ten role, looking more comfortable than he did when stationed further back under Javi Gracia and Quique Sanchez Flores.

Pearson revealed afterwards that Doucoure has been playing through the pain barrier:

He’s not trained this week, he had a fitness test on Saturday, so he’s been playing with discomfort for a while and it was touch and go whether he played.

But he’s a very resilient lad and his demeanour’s been very positive. He was desperate to play, but he’s only played today because of conversations that we, as coaching staff, had had with the medical staff to make sure we understand what the risks are.

Gerard Deulofeu (£6.1m) was the only one of Watford’s front four to blank on Sunday but he has been chipping in with goals and assists of late too and could have had further returns this weekend, forcing Travers into a save at his near post early on and slicing wide when the Hornets broke at pace midway through the second half.

Roberto Pereyra (£5.6m) rounded off the scoring in stoppage time, volleying in the rebound after fellow substitute Andre Gray (£5.6m) had been denied.

At the back, Foster collected his fourth clean sheet in seven Gameweeks but was scarcely troubled in the away goal.

Bournemouth have scored a miserable seven goals in 15 league matches and there will seldom be easier shut-outs than this but Pearson deserves credit for his work with the Hornets, with hitherto unconvincing options such as Adrian Mariappa (£4.2m) and Adam Masina (£4.3m) solid at full-back on Sunday.

Those two players picked up bonus points to go with their clean sheets, although the likes of Kiko Femenia (£4.2m) and Daryl Janmaat (£4.1m) are still to return from injury and it remains to be seen who Pearson favours when all of his defensive options are available.

Christian Kabasele (£4.3m) is due back from suspension at centre-half in Gameweek 23, meanwhile, with Craig Cathcart (£4.3m) looking about as nailed an option among those playing in front of Foster in the medium-term.

Reflecting on the game, Pearson said:

There have been times when we’ve played some really good football and won games and then today was an example of having to show quite a bit of resilience and game understanding, but also using our quality when we could and I thought our counter-attacking situations were really good.

We created a lot of chances, we defended set plays with an incredible desire to keep the ball out of the net, and we needed to.

It’s a great result for us, but we have to keep our focus from here on in.

As for the Cherries, they sit second-top of our Season Ticker over the next five Gameweeks – but who would back their FPL assets at present?

As well as scoring at a rate of 0.47 goals per match over the last 15 Gameweeks, Howe’s troops have kept one clean sheet in 11 league fixtures.

Their most-owned FPL asset, Diego Rico (£4.4m) was dropped to the bench for this one, while goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale (£4.7m) missed out through injury.

Howe at least had the consolation of welcoming Ake and Smith back from recent lay-offs and afterwards said that Ramsdale’s issue wasn’t too serious:

He went to catch a ball yesterday in training and just felt something. I don’t think it’s serious, I think it is very minor but it was enough to see him miss today.

Callum Wilson‘s (£7.4m) own FPL form mirrors his team’s and he is without an attacking return since Gameweek 7, with the mid-price FPL forward having few chances to get on the scoresheet this weekend.

The upcoming fixtures might be better than Watford’s (the Hornets are towards the bottom of our Season Ticker in the medium-term) but Bournemouth’s horrendous form is surely more of a factor at present.

Bournemouth XI (4-4-2): Travers; Smith, Francis, S. Cook, Ake; Gosling (L. Cook 59′), Lerma (Billing 59′); H. Wilson (Surridge 75′), Fraser; Solanke, C. Wilson.

Watford XI (4-2-3-1): Foster; Mariappa, Dawson, Cathcart, Masina; Chalobah, Capoue; Sarr (Pereyra 83′), Doucoure (Quina 86′), Deulofeu (Gray 90′); Deeney.

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615 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Rains of Castamere
    • 5 Years
    6 days, 5 hours ago

    Callum Wilson’s last shot on target was on October 6th.

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 2 Years
      6 days, 5 hours ago

      He's due?

      1. DA Minnion
        • 7 Years
        6 days, 4 hours ago

        A shot.

    2. Hot Toddy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      6 days, 5 hours ago

      Wow

  2. Monkey Hanger
    • 6 Years
    6 days, 5 hours ago

    Is bouncing around the 60k to 140k for the last twelve weeks a sign of having, and maintaining a template team?

    1. Baganuva Hatty
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      6 days, 5 hours ago

      What's your chip situation?

  3. KUNingas
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    6 days, 5 hours ago

    Bench three. Currently on ADE

    A) Gomez (MUN)
    B) Soyuncu (bur)
    C) Lundstram (ars)
    D) Martial (liv)
    E) Rico (nor)
    F) Cantwell (BOU)

    1. mikeycee93
      • 4 Years
      6 days, 5 hours ago

      Gomez + Rico (Don't think he will play anyway) definitely... presume you need to bench a midfielder, i'd fancy cantwell over tony personally

      1. KUNingas
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        6 days, 5 hours ago

        Oh yes sorry, need to play two defenders out of those.. Thanks!

    2. The Albatross
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      6 days, 5 hours ago

      C, d, e

  4. farmerfat
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    6 days, 5 hours ago

    Why do I always seem to be enticed by the Deuloeu trap

    1. farmerfat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      6 days, 5 hours ago

      Deulofeu*

    2. Bobby Digital
      • 2 Years
      6 days, 5 hours ago

      Because he's on fire at times...

    3. Monkey Hanger
      • 6 Years
      6 days, 5 hours ago

      Man love.

    4. Would Ed Woodward
      • 1 Year
      6 days, 4 hours ago

      He's looking good to be fair.

  5. mikeycee93
    • 4 Years
    6 days, 5 hours ago

    McCarthy
    Holgate TAA Dunk
    Grealish Mane Salah KDB Martial
    Vardy Ings
    Button Stephens Lundstram Greenwood

    On a Wildcard... 1.0m in bank - any changes you reckon? I'm sitting top 3k at the mo

    1. KUNingas
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 days, 5 hours ago

      Looks nice

    2. FOMFF
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      6 days, 5 hours ago

      yep

    3. Baganuva Hatty
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      6 days, 5 hours ago

      Looks really good, I would stretch to rotating keepers on WC to cover blanks and bench boosts if you have chips left. I like your team alot. Grealish for a differential maybe....

    4. V-2 Schneiderlin
      • 9 Years
      6 days, 4 hours ago

      great team ! I'm 2 million away from being able to afford that...

  6. Pep Roulette
    • 2 Years
    6 days, 5 hours ago

    Sterling surely plays the next one?

    1. KUNingas
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 days, 5 hours ago

      You never know

    2. Monkey Hanger
      • 6 Years
      6 days, 5 hours ago

      Ask the oracle.

    3. HashAttack
      • 2 Years
      6 days, 5 hours ago

      When Pep was asked this week why Jesus and Aguero, he seemed to give an insane grin and said something like "no logic, I just felt like it"

      I don't think the word "surely" applies to the man

      1. Baganuva Hatty
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        6 days, 5 hours ago

        I think he knows what he's doing to fpl managers around the world

  7. Nespinha
    • 4 Years
    6 days, 5 hours ago

    Who to remove for Aguero:

    Vardy or Rashford

    1. Dynamic Duos
      • 6 Years
      6 days, 5 hours ago

      Rashford

    2. Woy_is_back
      • 2 Years
      6 days, 5 hours ago

      Chasing last weeks points

      1. Nespinha
        • 4 Years
        6 days, 5 hours ago

        Chasing a player that scored 201 points last season

        1. HarryB29
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          6 days, 5 hours ago

          Who isnt nailed on and costs over 11 million

          1. Nespinha
            • 4 Years
            6 days, 4 hours ago

            last season people said he also wasnt nailed, yet he scored 201 points

            1. Gommy
              • 9 Years
              6 days, 4 hours ago

              That lineup and formation yesterday was tailored for Villa. I wouldn't be so knee-jerky personally.

              ...and I find it difficult to understand how you can use a period of time that finished 8 months to justify a comparison. A lot has happened and changed since then.

              1. Nespinha
                • 4 Years
                6 days, 3 hours ago

                of course a lot has happened, also him being injured and City being in horrible form.
                We're speaking about Aguero, not some random mid table player

                1. Gommy
                  • 9 Years
                  6 days, 2 hours ago

                  Absolutely, plus with City, your minutes are never guaranteed even if you are Aguero. I’d still maintain that you’d pick up the same points with other options that are a lot less expensive.

                  With that DGW pending, I’d wanna be cautious of putting a £11.8m forward in my team. I doubt you’d have the Team value to pick the best Liverpool combinations on top of that.

                  Anyhow, judging by your posts this morning, I doubt you can be persuaded any other way so all the best. Hope it works out for you

    3. farmerfat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      6 days, 5 hours ago

      Rashford's stats are looking mighty impressive.
      Wouldnt want to lose him, thats just me.

    4. Ajaxeeding
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      6 days, 5 hours ago

      Rashford

  8. Pep Roulette
    • 2 Years
    6 days, 5 hours ago

    Looks good?

    GW23 - Traore & Tammy to Maupay & Sterling(C) for -4
    DGW24 - Sterling to Salah for free

    1. GuenDoozy
        6 days, 5 hours ago

        Was Sterling rested or dropped?

      • Jarvish Scott Talent
        • 5 Years
        6 days, 5 hours ago

        Problem with this is just one other player gets injured/suspended in GW23 you are taking another -4 in GW24.

    2. HarryB29
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      6 days, 5 hours ago

      Food for thought, which of the two would you start this week:

      A: Rashford (Liverpool Away - Literally the worst possible fixture)

      B: Cantwell (Bournemouth Home - Literally the best possible fixture)

      1. Bavarian
        • 2 Years
        6 days, 5 hours ago

        A

      2. Ajaxeeding
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        6 days, 5 hours ago

        A. because if MU does score, Rashford has a chance of being it. Especially since he is on PKs.

    3. tissae
      • 5 Years
      6 days, 5 hours ago

      Plan is to get Salah in for DGW. Which way would you go? 2FT, 1.4m itb

      Henderson
      TAA Soy Lundy
      Mane KDB Son Maddison
      Ings Vardy Rashford

      Button Rico Kelly Nakamba

      A) Son + Maddison + Rico --> Salah + Grealish + Williams
      B) Son + Rashford --> Salah + Abraham??/Jimenez???

      1. sandman58
        • 1 Year
        6 days, 5 hours ago

        B with Jimenez
        Wolves and Chelsea have tough fixtures ahead but Jimenez has the bonus of penalties

    4. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      6 days, 5 hours ago

      Maddison+Tammy to Pérez+Firmino?

      Firmino’s away form is insane

      1. Brooksy86
        • 3 Years
        6 days, 4 hours ago

        Was looking into Firmino... Fair.

    5. wasp3000
      • 5 Years
      6 days, 5 hours ago

      2 FT 0.1m ITB

      Guaita Button
      TAA Robbo Lundstram Soyuncu Rico
      Salah KDB Traore Grealish Cantwell
      Vardy Abraham Jimenez

      Just looking for some thoughts on
      Jimenez -->> Ings and roll a FT
      or
      if Fabianksi is out longterm then Button to Martin also so won't have to play Guaita away at City..and would have Martin for DGW. Thoughts?

      1. Bavarian
        • 2 Years
        6 days, 5 hours ago

        Tammy > Ings

        1. wasp3000
          • 5 Years
          6 days, 5 hours ago

          ahead of Jimmy to Ings even with Traore in my team too? Wolves results lately have been sketchy

    6. Bavarian
      • 2 Years
      6 days, 5 hours ago

      Who to Play?
      A-Grealish
      B-Cantwell

      1. sandman58
        • 1 Year
        6 days, 5 hours ago

        Next gameweek is the only time to start Cantwell

        1. Bavarian
          • 2 Years
          6 days, 5 hours ago

          Cheers mate

      2. Woy_is_back
        • 2 Years
        6 days, 5 hours ago

        Play both

        1. Bavarian
          • 2 Years
          6 days, 5 hours ago

          There's no room for 2

      3. Gooner97
        • 6 Years
        6 days, 5 hours ago

        Cantwell

        1. Bavarian
          • 2 Years
          6 days, 5 hours ago

          Thanks Gooner

          1. Gooner97
            • 6 Years
            6 days, 5 hours ago

            I'm benching Traore for him

      4. wasp3000
        • 5 Years
        6 days, 5 hours ago

        B but i'm playing both ahead of traore

    7. FOMFF
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      6 days, 5 hours ago

      Languishing around the 300k OR and could use some help, 1 FT, loads ITB

      Bravo, Button
      TAA, Sidibe, Lund, Kelly, Rico
      KDB, Mane, Alli, Traore, Cant
      Vardy, Ings, Greenwood

      Obviously Bravo has to go, l probably back to Ryan, set and forget. Should I -4 Alli out for Salah or hold? Any other suggestions?

      1. mikeycee93
        • 4 Years
        6 days, 5 hours ago

        Get Ryan as set and forget... i was tempted but went with cheaper McCarthy option - Saint's are flying at the moment

      2. mikeycee93
        • 4 Years
        6 days, 5 hours ago

        As with regards to you're actual team, i'd upgrade traore or Alli to Salah for double game week - don't need to do it this weekend.

    8. mikeycee93
      • 4 Years
      6 days, 5 hours ago

      Who scores more over next 2...

      Trossard or Maupay over Grealish?

      Kind of fancy brighton attack but not sure which.. currently playing a 352 so can easily accomodate one of trossard or maupay

      1. Reiger
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        6 days, 4 hours ago

        Entering the nice run of fixtures now. I favor Maupay attacking style over Trossard.

    9. Skull And Gnomes 9 SCOTT TA…
      • 2 Years
      6 days, 5 hours ago

      Wouldn't like to meet that lot down a dark alley, especially the guy behind Deeney.

      1. Jarvish Scott Talent
        • 5 Years
        6 days, 4 hours ago

        I hope for his sake it's just an unfortunate photo and he (whoever he is) isn't really that ugly.

        1. Skull And Gnomes 9 SCOTT TA…
          • 2 Years
          6 days, 4 hours ago

          He's the banjo player from Deliverance all grown up Godammit!
          I knew I knew him.

    10. OneMan
      • 3 Years
      6 days, 5 hours ago

      Anyone playing triple captain during games week 24 for one of the Pool players or holding ?

      1. FOMFF
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        6 days, 5 hours ago

        Thinking about it

      2. HashAttack
        • 2 Years
        6 days, 4 hours ago

        Likely to be dgw for LEI and MCI (gw28 postponements) .... the LEI would include NOR away

    11. Ajaxeeding
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      6 days, 5 hours ago

      For DG24, I plan on transferring out Rashford and Alli. Which of the following options should I get in:
      A) Salah and DCL
      B) Salah and Maupay
      C) Firmino and Mahrez (allows me to do Aurier to Sidibé next week).

      Current team with 0.6 ITB and 2FTs:
      Ryan, Button
      TAA, Söyüncü, Aurier, Lundstram, Kelly
      Mané, KdB, Alli, Grealish, Traoré
      Vardy, Rashford, Ings

      1. kuzser
        • 2 Years
        6 days, 5 hours ago

        b i think

        1. Ajaxeeding
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          6 days, 5 hours ago

          Thanks. So Maupay over DCL. That is where I was leaning until I compared the last 4 fixtures and DCL’s stats have been much better than Maupay.

          Any reason for your choice of Maupay?

          1. kuzser
            • 2 Years
            6 days, 4 hours ago

            Dcl has nice 4 fixtures, but after this they are horrendous. For Maupay they are better long term, especially next 2

      2. Reiger
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        6 days, 4 hours ago

        B.

    12. Daniel Son
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      6 days, 5 hours ago

      Who is the better pick, Martial or Rashford?

      1. FOMFF
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        6 days, 4 hours ago

        Rashford if he's not injured

        1. Daniel Son
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          6 days, 4 hours ago

          Ha, interesting grav

      2. Balotellitubbies
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        6 days, 4 hours ago

        Rash imo

      3. Holmes (specialist in failu…
        • 6 Years
        6 days, 4 hours ago

        Rashford

      4. Ajaxeeding
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        6 days, 4 hours ago

        Rashford because of penalties.

      5. Daniel Son
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        6 days, 4 hours ago

        Thanks all

    13. kuzser
      • 2 Years
      6 days, 5 hours ago

      What's the best use of 3 ft over over the next 2 weeks?
      2ft, 0.3itb

      1) Rico Grealish Jimenez-> ROBBO Doucure Ayew (will be rotating doucure and ayew)
      2) Grealish Jimi -> FIRMINO Hayden, gw25: Firmino Alli -> SALAH Maupay
      3) Grealish Alli Jimi -> Hayden SALAH Maupay
      4) Grealish Jimi Rico -> GOMEZ Martial Ayew (and have 5 power mids for gw 24)
      5) Rico Alli Jimenez-> VVD Hayden Rashford

      Ramsdale
      Taa- Soy- Lundstram
      Mane- Kdb -Maddison- Alli
      Vardy -Ings -Jimenez

      Grealish Rico Kelly

      1. Balotellitubbies
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        6 days, 5 hours ago

        Downgrade Alli to bench fodder and get Pool def, also switch GK. Think getting Salah requires a bit too much surgery,

        1. kuzser
          • 2 Years
          6 days, 4 hours ago

          Do you think option 3 above is too much?
          Kinda keen to keep Alli vs Norwich

      2. Ajaxeeding
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        6 days, 4 hours ago

        Why not B and just to Grealish, Jimi and Alli to Salah, Maupay and Hayden?

        1. kuzser
          • 2 Years
          6 days, 4 hours ago

          So basically option 3 then?

          1. Ajaxeeding
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            6 days, 4 hours ago

            Sorry. Didn’t see that

          2. Ajaxeeding
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            6 days, 4 hours ago

            And yes

            1. kuzser
              • 2 Years
              6 days, 4 hours ago

              Cheers, was just thinking that Firmino and Alli will outscore Salah and Maupay in gw24 specifically

    14. Gooner97
      • 6 Years
      6 days, 5 hours ago

      Ramsdale*
      TAA Soy Holgate (Lunds Kelly)
      Salah KDB Maddy Cantwell (Traore)
      Vardy Abraham Jimenez

      2FT, 0.4ITB - What to do with this lot? Ramsdale has to go, as Soy soon...but what would you change?

      1. Bavarian
        • 2 Years
        6 days, 5 hours ago

        Tammy > Ings to free some cash for Soy > Robbo

        1. Gooner97
          • 6 Years
          6 days, 5 hours ago

          Last chance for Tammy vs NEW, that's the only reason I'm keeping. I was thinking about getting one of DCL/Maupay/Ings but not sure yet who. Maybe Traore to Dendonker would help me bank some cash

          1. Bavarian
            • 2 Years
            6 days, 4 hours ago

            Deal with Rams then, and keep the 2FT for next week to bring another LIV for the DGW

            1. Gooner97
              • 6 Years
              6 days, 4 hours ago

              Are you getting Robbo or Firmino?

              1. Bavarian
                • 2 Years
                6 days, 4 hours ago

                TAA, Robbo, Mane

                1. Bavarian
                  • 2 Years
                  6 days, 4 hours ago

                  don't think there will be high scoring games

      2. Balotellitubbies
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        6 days, 5 hours ago

        Just Ramsdale this week imo, rest of the team looks good this week.

        1. Gooner97
          • 6 Years
          6 days, 5 hours ago

          Hoping Traore doesn't haul

        2. Gooner97
          • 6 Years
          6 days, 4 hours ago

          to McCarthy or Ryan? As I already own Button and can only buy another BHA player then

      3. wasp3000
        • 5 Years
        6 days, 4 hours ago

        Jimmy to Ings and roll FT

        1. Gooner97
          • 6 Years
          6 days, 4 hours ago

          I'm holding on Jimi for one last time, as I'm also benching Traore so wouldn't go without WOL cover.
          Wouldn't you get one of DCL/Maupay instead of Ings?

          1. wasp3000
            • 5 Years
            6 days, 4 hours ago

            no

    15. Balotellitubbies
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      6 days, 5 hours ago

      Burned a FT last week because I had absolutely no idea what to do. In a similar position this week with 2FT and 0ITB. Bench is strong so could maybe downgrade someone to free up cash, but dont know who. Any suggestions?

      Foster 4.0
      TAA Rob Soy Lund Simpson
      Salah Kdb Mad Grealish Cantw
      Vardy Ings Jim

      1. spaych
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        6 days, 3 hours ago

        Keep for gw23, after jimenez and cantwell have hard fixtures so maybe downgrade jimy and up cantwell

    16. danlynch13
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      6 days, 5 hours ago

      Ryan
      TAA-Soy-Lundstram
      Salah-KDB-Mane-Martial
      Vardy-Jiminez-Deeney

      Button-Kabaselle-Kelly-Dendonk

      Where do I put ings into this team I have 2FT.

      Thinking of doing Jiminez + Martial > Ings + Richarlison

      1. Balotellitubbies
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        6 days, 4 hours ago

        Not sure about martial > rich. Seems like a wasted transfer, swapping a decent player for another.

        1. danlynch13
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          6 days, 4 hours ago

          Ya quite true

    17. NielsvanDelft
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      6 days, 5 hours ago

      Would you play Sarr vs. Tottenham (in-form, Watford is killing it right now) or Cantwell vs. Bournemouth?

      1. HashAttack
        • 2 Years
        6 days, 5 hours ago

        Everyone's killing Bournemouth right now

      2. Balotellitubbies
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        6 days, 4 hours ago

        Cantwell probably, but thats a though one... flip a coin

      3. Would Ed Woodward
        • 1 Year
        6 days, 4 hours ago

        No one else to leave out?

        1. NielsvanDelft
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          6 days, 4 hours ago

          DCL, Vardy or Ings are the other options.

    18. HashAttack
      • 2 Years
      6 days, 5 hours ago

      I expect a lot of people with end up with double Liverpool defence and Ings for gw25 ... what are you going to do, bench Ings?

      1. Jarvish Scott Talent
        • 5 Years
        6 days, 4 hours ago

        Life exists after GW24?

        1. Would Ed Woodward
          • 1 Year
          6 days, 4 hours ago

          I can't wait until it's over, my FPL decisions have revolved around it for way too long, definitely to my detriment as well.

    19. unitednations
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      6 days, 4 hours ago

      ideally wanted to decide whom to get between robbo or mane next gw but a but stuck...Thoughts here with 2FTs and 1.9m itb

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

      A: Aurier + Stephens > Robbo + Hayden
      B: Aurier + Martial >> Robbo + Fanderson
      C: Martial > Mahrez and do Mahrez/Vardy >> Mane/DCL gw24
      D: Martial > Mahrez and Vardy >> Firmino gw24

      1. CONNERS
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        6 days, 4 hours ago

        I'd just do A personally.

      2. Bavarian
        • 2 Years
        6 days, 4 hours ago

        Aurier > VVD?

      3. unitednations
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        6 days, 4 hours ago

        A makes sense but not keen on a united double attack vs Liverpool

    20. Monkey Hanger
      • 6 Years
      6 days, 4 hours ago

      Does Marcus Rashford need to be involved in a 4-3, 5-4 or similar scoreline to haul really big? Seems like OGS has started subbing him off, as soon as Utd go into a decent lead, which isn't great for his owners.

      1. DAZZ
        • 5 Years
        6 days, 4 hours ago

        Rashford is the main man. 14G 5A in 22 games is no joke, what more does he need to do. He’s started every game.

    21. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      6 days, 4 hours ago

      Hi all

      Would you play Lund over Soy next GW?

      1. Bavarian
        • 2 Years
        6 days, 4 hours ago

        I believe both will concede

        1. Bavarian
          • 2 Years
          6 days, 4 hours ago

          Arsenal without Aubameyang will struggle to score, playing Lund could work...

      2. CONNERS
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        6 days, 4 hours ago

        Quite possibly. Better chance of a clean sheet from Soy but more chance of an attacking return from Lund.

      3. Zlatanzo
          6 days, 4 hours ago

          Not confident with Leceisters defence, but more confident that Arsenal will score at home. I'd play Soy

        • Holmes (specialist in failu…
          • 6 Years
          6 days, 4 hours ago

          Nope

      4. Zlatanzo
          6 days, 4 hours ago

          Will Pearson punish Sarr for his tantrum when getting subbed?

          1. Miguel Sanchez
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            6 days, 4 hours ago

            Doubt it, probably pleased to see a player disappointed to come off in a way

          2. Would Ed Woodward
            • 1 Year
            6 days, 4 hours ago

            I imagine he'll have a word privately and that'll be it.

        • MoManeTaa
          • 2 Years
          6 days, 4 hours ago

          If Fabianski was to be out, who wud you expect to feature in the DGW?

          1. Miguel Sanchez
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            6 days, 4 hours ago

            Martin

          2. Zlatanzo
              6 days, 4 hours ago

              Martin's place to lose i'd imagine