Scout Notes

Everton’s budget FPL assets underline appeal but tricky fixtures lie in wait

West Ham United 1-1 Everton

  • Goals: Issa Diop (£4.4m) | Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£5.9m)
  • Assists: Robert Snodgrass (£5.2m) | Mason Holgate (£4.5m)
  • Bonus: Holgate x3, Calvert-Lewin x2, Mark Noble (£5.0m) x1

Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£5.9m) rewarded his growing army of Fantasy fans with another goal in an evenly-matched encounter at the London Stadium.

The Everton striker has seen his ownership rise from 62,000 to over half a million since Gameweek 16, and he responded with his sixth strike of that run.

Chances to cash in on his form and budget price are receding, however.

The Toffees’ short-term schedule is solid enough (NEW, wat, CRY) but turns ugly after that, with Arsenal, Manchester United, Chelsea, Liverpool, Leicester and Spurs to play over seven brutal Gameweeks.

Carlo Ancelotti’s side fell behind when Issa Diop (£4.4m) glanced home a Robert Snodgrass (£5.2m) free-kick. It was only the defender’s second-ever league goal for the Hammers, while the Scot’s delivery confirmed he is a man in form, with a goal and two assists from his last three starts.

The lead lasted just four minutes, Calvert-Lewin athletically heading in from Mason Holgate’s (£4.5m) flick-on, and chances then came and went for both sides.

Hammers striker Sebastien Haller (£7.0m) had the best opportunity for the home side, only to shoot straight at Jordan Pickford (£5.3m) from close range, while Theo Walcott (£6.2m), Calvert-Lewin and Tom Davies (£5.3m) threatened, but couldn’t convert, at the other end.

Maximum bonus points went to Holgate, who has now produced returns in four of his last six starts. His price, and 1.8% ownership, mark him out as a budget differential, but that horrible upcoming fixture list is likely to put off all but the bravest of Fantasy Premier League (FPL) managers.

West Ham’s assets are equally vexing, despite Gameweek 24’s double helping of matches.

Those two games are away at Leicester and home to Liverpool, and while a Gameweek 25 visit from Brighton looks appealing, the fixtures that follow are anything but: mci, liv, SOU, ars, WOL, tot, CHE.

David Moyes has brought some much-needed stability to a talented, if flaky, set of players, but one win, a draw and a defeat from his three-match tenure is hardly the classic ‘form over fixtures’ justification for investment in their assets.

Snodgrass could be the exception, having registered an attacking return in each of his last three starts.

At least rotation might not be an issue, if Moyes’ post-match comments are to be believed:

We’re a bit short on the bench at the moment, we’ve just not got loads of changes we can make just now, but I’d rather have people here who we know and who we know are going to be reliable, rather than trying people who we don’t exactly know what we’re going to get from them.

Even so, the Fantasy jury will probably remain out on West Ham’s stars, as it should do for assets from both sides until their respective fixtures ease towards the end of the season.

As for those managers already invested in the 11%-owned Richarlison (£8.1m), a return to action in the midweek match at home to Newcastle looks on the cards.

The Brazilian missed Saturday’s encounter, with Ancelotti relatively optimistic that the issue is a minor one:

His problem is on his knee, he had a little twist, but nothing special. I hope he will be available on Tuesday.

West Ham United XI (4-2-3-1): Randolph; Zabaleta, Diop, Ogbonna, Cresswell; Rice, Noble; Snodgrass, Fornals (Masuaku 60′), Lanzini (Ajeti 84′); Haller.

Everton XI (4-4-2): Pickford; Coleman, Mina, Holgate, Digne; Walcott (Sidibe 57′), Davies, Delph, Bernard (Gordon 46′); Calvert-Lewin, Kean (Niasse 74′).

Members Analysis

Newcastle United 1-0 Chelsea

  • Goals: Isaac Hayden (£4.3m)
  • Assists: Allan Saint-Maximin (£5.4m)
  • Bonus: Federico Fernandez (£4.4m) x3 Reece James (£5.0m) x2 Martin Dubravka (£5.0m) x1

Newcastle’s last-gasp win over Chelsea wasn’t exactly daylight robbery, but only due to the fact that the match had an early evening kick-off.

The winning goal from Isaac Hayden (£4.3m) came in the darkest depths of the 94th minute following the Magpies’ one and only corner as Frank Lampard’s side dominated possession (69.7%) and attempts (19 v 7) but failed to turn any of that into goals.

The Blues also failed to trouble home keeper Martin Dubravka (£5.0m) unduly, with just three of those 19 shots forcing him into a save.

Chief culprit was Chelsea’s most popular FPL player Tammy Abraham (£7.9m).

The 34.5%-owned striker saw the whites of Dubravka’s eyes on a couple of occasions, being unable to finish when rounding the Magpies’ shot-stopper and then seeing an apologetic effort hooked clear from inside the six-yard box as it slowly bobbled goalwards.

Lampard was at pains to deflect blame away from his profligate striker, though, saying:

We can’t absolutely rely on Tammy Abraham. We have to have goals from across the front line if we want to bridge the gap upwards. Tammy has been fantastic this season – it didn’t quite come off for him today, but that’s football.

At the other end, the goal machine (of the past few days at least), Joelinton (£5.5m), hit the bar with a header, but Kepa Arrizabalaga (£5.5m) had precious little else to do until he failed to keep out Hayden’s decisive header from Allan Saint-Maximin‘s (£5.4m) pinpoint cross.

The victory came at yet more cost, injury-wise, for Steve Bruce’s side, however.

Their latest victim was Jetro Willems (£4.6m), who had to be stretchered off with a knee problem after just 11 minutes.

The manager was less than optimistic about the defender post-match:

It looks a horrendous injury for Jetro, which is a big blow to us. We fear it’s his cruciate. We’re due a bit of luck. I’ve never known anything quite like it over the last few weeks, so we’re due.

Willems was replaced by Matt Ritchie (£5.3m), who is only just back from a long-term knee injury himself, while four defenders – and five other squad members – are now out for the foreseeable future.

Newcastle remain a tricky team to exploit, Fantasy-wise.

The six clean sheets they’ve kept puts them joint-seventh, but only five teams have conceded more than the 34 goals they’ve shipped and the 22 they’ve scored is only two more than the league’s most toothless sides, Bournemouth and Watford.

Dubravka, with 89 points, is easily the team’s most productive player, and his 91 saves is a league-leading figure.

Other than that, too many players are scoring too few points too inconsistently to promote investment, which is a shame when Newcastle have an excellent schedule all the way through to Gameweek 34.

As for Chelsea, Lampard’s reliance on youth is, perhaps, starting to bite him.

They’ve experienced two defeats in their last three home matches and have had a curious stretch of away games in which they’ve won at Arsenal and Spurs, but only drawn at Brighton and now lost to Newcastle.

Their immediate schedule involves three home matches in the next four games, but those will be against Arsenal, Manchester United and Spurs, with their one road trip taking them to Leicester.

That is unlikely to inspire purchases of their key players, at least until Gameweek 28, when their fixtures improve immeasurably for the rest of the season.

Newcastle United XI (5-4-1): Dubravka; Krafth (S Longstaff 71′), Fernandez, Lascelles, Clark, Willems (Ritchie 12′); Almiron, Hayden, Shelvey (M Longstaff 84′), Saint-Maximin; Joelinton.

Chelsea XI (4-2-3-1): Kepa; James (Emerson 75′), Rudiger, Christensen, Azpilicueta; Kante, Jorginho; Hudson-Odoi, Mount (Barkley 67′), Willian; Abraham (Batshuayi 80′).

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2,847 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Valkyrie
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Is it wise to go with all three Liverpool forwards (Mane, Salah and Firminho) for the DGW? Who is likely to get rested?

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

      No. TAA is essential.

    2. Differential (c)
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Think at least one defensive asset is needed.
      Perhaps Firmino? Hard to tell, considering the wealth of option. Origi, Shaq, Minamino etc.

      1. Niho992
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Shaq is injured.

        There will be full rotation in fa cup between those games.

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

    Which move?
    (A) Rico to Robertson
    (B) Soyuncu and Martial to Williams and Salah (-4)

    1. the dom 1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      B

    2. Niho992
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 8 days ago

      A

    3. Joggers Nipple
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      a

    4. waldo666
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      A

  3. the dom 1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Thoughts pls 🙂

    McCarthy
    VVD, Soy, Rico, Kelly
    Salah, KDB, Mahrez
    Vardy, Ings, Tammy

    Pope, Fleck, Lunds, Traore

    3.4itb & 1FT

    Tammy is going to be Bobby with me FT.

    anything else need doing as i dont mid taking a hit.

    Thanks in advance

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

      Surely get TAA for Rico or Kelly.

      1. Joggers Nipple
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        ^This

      2. the dom 1
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Havent got enough funds after Tammy > Firmino transfer.

        Only Rico/Kelly > Gomez.

        1. Boberella
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Do it instead of Tammy to Firmino.

          1. the dom 1
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            Could work nicely, cheers

            Who for though lol

            Kelly or Rico?

            1. waldo666
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 8 days ago

              Probably Kelly now as Rico just dropped, much of a muchness though really.

    2. FirMinaMiMo
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Mahrez to mane 🙂

      • FirMinaMiMo
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Or get gomez for kelly / Rico ... Tbh ! Ditch rico !

      • BNMC
          1 month, 8 days ago

          DGW24 good to go?

          Guaita/Ryan (still unsure)
          TAA Soyuncu Sidibe
          Mane(TC) KDB Alli Grealish
          Firmino Ings DCL

          Alli in last chance saloon.

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

          Ryan.
          TAA, Williams, Holgate.
          Grealish, KDB, Mane, Salah (TC).
          Maupay, Ings, Vardy.
          Stek, Soyuncu, Lundstram, Dendoncker.
          1ft, 0.9m ITB.

          1. Save the FT.
          2. Maupay -> DCL.
          3. Other. (Maybe a fancy punt on WHU or something).

          1. osceola31909
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            1. I made the mistake of getting Maupay instead of DCL. Still, Maupay plays Bournemouth. I would save the FT and leave yourself plenty of options the next game week.

          2. BNMC
              1 month, 8 days ago

              Massive kudos to you for having all of Salah, Mane, KDB, and Vardy.

              1. kamdaraji
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 8 days ago

                i have those 4

          3. DS29
              1 month, 8 days ago

              Traore replacement
              Doucoure or Grealish?
              Feel that Grealish might not fetch any points against a decent Watford defence
              Ty..

              1. BNMC
                  1 month, 8 days ago

                  Villa are at home. And we said the same about Brighton away and he still scored. I'd fancy him to get something.

                • JasonG123
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 8 days ago

                  Grealish just looks so good atm

              2. Gooner97
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 8 days ago

                -4

                A) Abraham to Ings/Other
                B) Traore to Grealish
                C) None

                1. Joggers Nipple
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 8 days ago

                  b

                2. Moose™
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 8 days ago

                  Abraham against Arsenal at home. Final game for him to make way for Ings and Aguero next week

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

                try to be differential 😀

                what about CRY ? good GW tho
                A) Zaha
                B) Ayew

                cheers m8 🙂

                1. Differential (c)
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 8 days ago

                  Out if those two, Ayew.

              4. kamdaraji
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 8 days ago

                Are we expecting lots of points hits or wildcards/free hits with Liverpools DGW coming up?

                1. BNMC
                    1 month, 8 days ago

                    I expect a lot of TCs.

                    1. Boberella
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 8 days ago

                      This. With Salah being most popular I imagine.

                      1. FirMinaMiMo
                          1 month, 8 days ago

                          I think that mane could haul this gw!

                          1. Boberella
                            • 3 Years
                            1 month, 8 days ago

                            I’m between TAA and Mane now.

                            1. FirMinaMiMo
                                1 month, 8 days ago

                                Not a taa owner 🙂 ... wish yu a GL matey!

                                Mc carthy
                                Gomez holgate soy
                                Salah son mane kdb traore
                                Vardy ings

                                Thoughts? 🙂 On my team

                                1. Boberella
                                  • 3 Years
                                  1 month, 8 days ago

                                  Good team. Which FWD are you playing Traore over?
                                  GL to you too. I’d really want TAA this week though! Any way you can get him instead of Gomez?

                                  1. FirMinaMiMo
                                      1 month, 8 days ago

                                      4.3 fodder lol! Fwd!! ...

                                      Traore(H) vs liv !!! Looks tasty 🙂

                                      1. Boberella
                                        • 3 Years
                                        1 month, 8 days ago

                                        I have Traore but 1st on bench. (In for Richa or Ings when one of them doesn’t play)
                                        He’s a beast and think he could easy get a return vs Liv. I’m keeping him for the foreseeable future even with Wolves’ “bad” fixture run.

                        • Boberella
                          • 3 Years
                          1 month, 8 days ago

                          Not seeing heaps of WC teams on here and most would surely save the free hit for later (given WHU are the other DGW team so not worth it as most would have 3 LiV already)

                          1. Joggers Nipple
                            • 10 Years
                            1 month, 8 days ago

                            Thing is 'on here' is a tiny % of players. Away from here im pretty sure alot of players didnt even know amount a double week and this might mean quite a few WC being used

                            1. Boberella
                              • 3 Years
                              1 month, 8 days ago

                              Fair point.

                      2. Differential (c)
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 8 days ago

                        2 FT used. Rashford+Maddison->Martinelli+Salah(TC)

                        Ryan
                        TAA Soyuncu Sidibe
                        Salah (TC) Mane deBruyne Mahrez
                        Vardy Maupay Martinelli

                        Woodman Guilbert Rico Nakamba

                        0.2m ITB 0 FT

                        Trying to get out the rut between 500,000-1,000,000. Need a breakthrough this week.

                        1. kamdaraji
                          • 10 Years
                          1 month, 8 days ago

                          Re:Trying to get out the rut between 500,000-1,000,000. Need a breakthrough this week.

                          Me too!

                          1. Differential (c)
                            • 4 Years
                            1 month, 8 days ago

                            Frustrating as f*** man. Cant get out of the bubble.

                            1. kamdaraji
                              • 10 Years
                              1 month, 8 days ago

                              me neither. Hope my pool trio and TC sort matters

                            2. BNMC
                                1 month, 8 days ago

                                I've been fluctuating between 500k and 800k since GW10. Never higher, never lower.

                                1. kamdaraji
                                  • 10 Years
                                  1 month, 8 days ago

                                  since GW16 here

                                  1. kamdaraji
                                    • 10 Years
                                    1 month, 8 days ago

                                    Only around 840K

                                  2. Differential (c)
                                    • 4 Years
                                    1 month, 8 days ago

                                    Try between 1 mil and 500k since GW11 🙁

                                    1. kamdaraji
                                      • 10 Years
                                      1 month, 8 days ago

                                      sucks!

                              • waldo666
                                • 9 Years
                                1 month, 8 days ago

                                I'm caught up in that same bubble, absolutely sucks rn. Red, green, red, green....for the last 10 GW's. Better than all red I suppose.

                                1. kamdaraji
                                  • 10 Years
                                  1 month, 8 days ago

                                  feel you brother!

                          2. Boberella
                            • 3 Years
                            1 month, 8 days ago

                            Martinelli could be amazing value if he regularly starts. Not sure how much when Auba back though

                            1. Differential (c)
                              • 4 Years
                              1 month, 8 days ago

                              Yeah, I see him as a stop gap at the moment. Only way to get Salah.

                              1. Boberella
                                • 3 Years
                                1 month, 8 days ago

                                At that price it’s as good if not better than someone like Greenwood/Connolly

                          3. Albrightondknight
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 4 Years
                            1 month, 8 days ago

                            That looks different for sure. I am on the worst slide in 12 years of playing the game but I am going with staying pretty template. Hope the diffs work for you it’s very hard to gain without them. I have found the real killer is having a fairly template team and getting the C wrong. You get beaten by the template and diff when that happens 🙂

                        2. BNMC
                            1 month, 8 days ago

                            Is it worth trying to pursue Aguero for his GW26 fixture? He'll be blanking in GW28 and the fixtures around that time aren't great.

                            I think I just convinced myself not to...

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

                            Best options for this team? 1ft, 0 Itb

                            A. Kdb Richarlison > mane Trossard -4
                            B. Kun Richarlison > mane dcl -4

                            McCarthy
                            Taa dunk soy
                            Salah kdb Richarlison grealish
                            Kun Vardy ings

                            Button lund Rico dendo

                            1. FirMinaMiMo
                                1 month, 8 days ago

                                Swap kun ...he gets rested think so 🙂

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

                              Where to spend the spare 1.2?

                              McCarthy Martin
                              TAA Lundstram Soyuncu Holgate Kelly
                              Salah Mane KDB Martial Grealish
                              Vardy Ings Greenwood

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

                                Greenwood to Ayew

                              2. Joggers Nipple
                                • 10 Years
                                1 month, 8 days ago

                                On Greenwood

                              3. Wild Card this...
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 10 Years
                                1 month, 8 days ago

                                With that misfield - you don't need 3rd striker. Keep Greenwood.
                                Either invest in improving Goalie or keep funds for eventual move Vardy-Auba if he continues to blank. (you never know)

                                1. Wild Card this...
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 10 Years
                                  1 month, 8 days ago

                                  Midfield 😉

                            3. Moose™
                              • 7 Years
                              1 month, 8 days ago

                              Which def to replace Soyuncu later on?

                              A. Lascelles
                              B. Holgate
                              C. Stephens
                              D. Williams
                              E. Others

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

                                Holgate

                              2. Boberella
                                • 3 Years
                                1 month, 8 days ago

                                I’m looking at getting A

                                1. BNMC
                                    1 month, 8 days ago

                                    NEW are a team I want to target soon. Almiron is one I'm eyeing.

                              3. kamdaraji
                                • 10 Years
                                1 month, 8 days ago

                                after GW 24 who should I replace first? Soy or Rico?

                                1. Soto Ayam
                                    1 month, 8 days ago

                                    If funds aren't an option, Rico surely, no?

                                    1. kamdaraji
                                      • 10 Years
                                      1 month, 8 days ago

                                      yes I agree. Looking at Rico > Lascelles

                                2. Differential (c)
                                  • 4 Years
                                  1 month, 8 days ago

                                  Guys, for you Ings owners, pretty sure Ings won't start vs Palace. Danny can't play two games in 3 days, he just can't. Ralph brought it up when he rested Ingsy vs Chelsea last month.
                                  https://twitter.com/FFScout/status/1209472082540736512?s=20
                                  Can't risk major injury, glass legs and all.

                                  1. Differential (c)
                                    • 4 Years
                                    1 month, 8 days ago

                                    Just imo, but we all know his history.

                                  2. kamdaraji
                                    • 10 Years
                                    1 month, 8 days ago

                                    starting him anyway

                                    1. Differential (c)
                                      • 4 Years
                                      1 month, 8 days ago

                                      Yeah, could score as sub if we need him.

                                  3. Soto Ayam
                                      1 month, 8 days ago

                                      Thanks, good to know

                                    • Do I Not Like That
                                      • 1 Year
                                      1 month, 8 days ago

                                      Thanks for the advice

                                    • Nabs Kebabs
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 8 Years
                                      1 month, 8 days ago

                                      hmm think you're right, especially with spurs in the fa cup

                                      1. Nabs Kebabs
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 8 Years
                                        1 month, 8 days ago

                                        i can start ayew over him

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

                                      I agree

                                  4. kamdaraji
                                    • 10 Years
                                    1 month, 8 days ago

                                    Ayew all doing good here?

                                  5. Cahill17
                                      1 month, 8 days ago

                                      I am lost on what to do, please any advice would be hugely helpful

                                      ITB: 0.0m and 2ft

                                      Ryan
                                      TAA Soyuncu Lundstram
                                      Mane Rich KDB Maddison CHO
                                      Vardy Kun

                                      Woodman Connolly Rico Kelly

                                      0.2m ITB 0 FT

                                      1. Cahill17
                                          1 month, 8 days ago

                                          to confirm it is 0.0m ITB and 2FT

                                        • Joggers Nipple
                                          • 10 Years
                                          1 month, 8 days ago

                                          CHO to cheap
                                          Soyuncu, or Rico if cash, to Gomez

                                          1. Cahill17
                                              1 month, 8 days ago

                                              Thank for the reply, I have the exact cash to do this with rico. Will consider.

                                        • Bohemian Rhapsody
                                          • 1 Year
                                          1 month, 8 days ago

                                          If you were me, who to pick?
                                          (Already have Mane and VVD)

                                          1. Salah
                                          2. TAA

                                          1. Do I Not Like That
                                            • 1 Year
                                            1 month, 8 days ago

                                            Salah. But I have Mane VVD and TAA myself

                                          2. Joggers Nipple
                                            • 10 Years
                                            1 month, 8 days ago

                                            2

                                          3. Boberella
                                            • 3 Years
                                            1 month, 8 days ago

                                            2

                                        • BNMC
                                            1 month, 8 days ago

                                            Best Alli replacements? 1.2 to spend.

                                            1. BNMC
                                                1 month, 8 days ago

                                                Well actually 9.7
                                                I think I should cut my losses on him sooner rather than later. Holding for NOR but not keen after that.

                                                1. Boberella
                                                  • 3 Years
                                                  1 month, 8 days ago

                                                  Tricky price point. Not much in that area really.
                                                  Pepe for an absolute punt. Otherwise Grealish (if you don’t already have him) and upgrade a FWD or DEF

                                                  1. BNMC
                                                      1 month, 8 days ago

                                                      I was thinking of Pepe. Has the fixtures and Arteta's backing. Only issue is the GW28 blank, unless MUN pull off a comeback in the 2nd leg of course.

                                                      1. Boberella
                                                        • 3 Years
                                                        1 month, 8 days ago

                                                        I’d rather Pepe over Alli for the next 4. Then swap out for GW28.

                                                        1. BNMC
                                                            1 month, 8 days ago

                                                            I hope LEI make it to the final. That way I'll still be able to field 11 players.

                                                            1. kamdaraji
                                                              • 10 Years
                                                              1 month, 8 days ago

                                                              if leicester make it to the final they have a blank gw?

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

                                                                I'm guessing he has Grealish

                                                                1. BNMC
                                                                    1 month, 8 days ago

                                                                    Grealish and Lund. They play each other.

                                                                2. BNMC
                                                                    1 month, 8 days ago

                                                                    The final is the same weekend as GW28.

                                                      2. Joggers Nipple
                                                        • 10 Years
                                                        1 month, 8 days ago

                                                        Really depends on the rest of your team but agree with above, get a cheaper Grealish, Baldock, Traore or even James(?!) and upgrade elsewhere

                                                      3. Differential (c)
                                                        • 4 Years
                                                        1 month, 8 days ago

                                                        Got Mahrez. If you are willing to take rotations galore.
                                                        Safer option might be Grealish.
                                                        Differential , Pussetto. Think he comes in with Dare out.

                                                        1. Differential (c)
                                                          • 4 Years
                                                          1 month, 8 days ago

                                                          *Sarr

                                                    • FantasyHero
                                                      • 3 Years
                                                      1 month, 8 days ago

                                                      Someone explain to me the stupid handball rule which keeps changing. I thought for this season they made it so any handball in the 18 yrd box (intentional or unintentional), if not avoidable, is a penalty.
                                                      How was the handball in the city palace game not a penalty?!?! The defender's own action caused his hand to hit the ball. He was far from the crosser so no excuse that he didn't have time or something. Makes no sense to me. Again against Pep's team.

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

                                                        The rule change refers to attacker intention or not its handball. Defenders still have the benefit of the doubt if accidental. That’s how it should be for both attackers and defenders. Stupid rule change.

                                                        1. FantasyHero
                                                          • 3 Years
                                                          1 month, 7 days ago

                                                          Thanks for the reply.
                                                          During a free kick the players on the wall keep their hands at the back so it doesn't touch the ball....so maybe they shouldn't do that cause if the ball hits their hands then it's not handball because its accidental?

                                                          So many times we have seen that the defenders in the box defend with their arms on side or back to avoid penalty...this defender's arms were in the air.
                                                          To me this was a wrong decision either way. Should have been a penalty.

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

                                                      Will we really get to know the city line up before this gws deadline?

                                                    • BNMC
                                                        1 month, 8 days ago

                                                        Not feeling confident for KDB to get that much against SHU.

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

                                                          Then don’t captain him- MCI can win this game 2-0 or 3-0, I’ll take 3 assists from KDB

                                                      • kamdaraji
                                                        • 10 Years
                                                        1 month, 8 days ago

                                                        Aguero (11.9m) or DCL + Digne (11.8m)

                                                        1. kamdaraji
                                                          • 10 Years
                                                          1 month, 8 days ago

                                                          which is better value?

                                                      • Moose™
                                                        • 7 Years
                                                        1 month, 8 days ago

                                                        Does this front 8 sufficient later on?

                                                        Mane Salah KdB Grealish Hayden

                                                        Kun Ings Greenwood

                                                        Does Hayden need to be replaced with Cantwell or Fleck?

                                                        1. BNMC
                                                            1 month, 8 days ago

                                                            Great fixtures for NEW ahead. Keep.

                                                        2. lifes a pitch
                                                          • 6 Years
                                                          1 month, 8 days ago

                                                          Would you make this move?
                                                          Rashford + Son to Aguero + Grealish (-4)

                                                        3. Harper
                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                          • 4 Years
                                                          1 month, 8 days ago

                                                          RMWCT

                                                          Foster Button
                                                          TAA Lundstram O'Connell Williams Tanganga
                                                          Salah Mané Son Martial KDB
                                                          Ings DCL Greenwood

                                                          bench too weak?
                                                          Planning to upgrade the forward line by getting Jimenez in a few weeks time

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

                                                            Nice. Those 5 mids look amazing and rest is decent.
                                                            You keeping DCL for long or an exit plan soon?

                                                            1. kamdaraji
                                                              • 10 Years
                                                              1 month, 8 days ago

                                                              terrible defence

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

                                                                It's cheap for sure, that's what I was aiming for with the WC, to take even more funds out of the defence. I could go someone like Lascelles, Cathcart or Stevens instead of O'Connell and Tanganga to have a bit more safety in bench cover

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

                                                              The plan is either Martial to a £4.5 mid and Greenwood to Jimenez or Martial to someone like Sarr and then DCL to Jimenez. I was originally going to switch to 3-4-3 but that midfield just looks so good

                                                        4. BNMC
                                                            1 month, 8 days ago

                                                            We never really like talking about Arsenal in FPL but they have some cheap options and good fixtures ahead. Also the defense has improved.

                                                            AMN is one that attracts me, if he can start getting some attacking returns he's great value.

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

                                                              Aubameyang is an amazing differential from GW25 onwards, starting with his favourite opponent Burnley. I feel he is really being overlooked on here as I don't see him being talked about at all. I may even remove KDB for him if I have the guts, problem is they will both very likely have the blank in GW28

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

                                                                I think the Vardy tide is heading out and people will split between Auba and Kun- direction will split on wealth of individual players

                                                          • DS29
                                                              1 month, 8 days ago

                                                              Traore replacement
                                                              Doucoure or Grealish or Trossard?
                                                              Feel that Grealish might not fetch any points against a decent Watford defence
                                                              Ty

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

                                                              Pope
                                                              TAA, Soyuncu, Kelly
                                                              Salah, Mane, KDB, Martial
                                                              Vardy, DCL, Maupay

                                                              Button; Rico, Dendoncker, Lundstram.

                                                              1 FT 0.3 ITB

                                                              Save or get rid of Pope?

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

                                                                I think Pope showed us this week that GK transfers are almost pointless