Scout Notes

Aguero asking questions of non-owners as De Bruyne ticks over

Sheffield Utd 0-1 Manchester City

  • Goals: Sergio Aguero (£11.9m)
  • Assists: Kevin de Bruyne (£10.7m)
  • Penalty misses: Gabriel Jesus (£9.5m)
  • Penalty saves: Dean Henderson (£4.9m)
  • Bonus Points: Henderson x3, Nicolas Otamendi x3 (£5.0m), de Bruyne x1

Sergio Aguero (£11.9m) continued to pester Fantasy Premier League managers not in possession of him by extending his scoring run at Sheffield United.

His ever-increasing ownership, now at 19.5%, were initially left frustrated to see Pep Guardiola name him on the bench but, such is the Argentinian’s form right now, he didn’t let that get in the way of further attacking returns.

All Aguero needed was 23 minutes on the pitch at Bramall Lane to find the net, latching onto the end of a trademark Kevin de Bruyne (£10.7m) cross.

“He is on fire right now. Strikers need momentum and I feel he has it. Three goals before, two goals the other day and he scored today.” – Pep Guardiola

It means Aguero has now scored in each of his last four Premier League matches, his total of seven since Gameweek 20 the most of any top-flight forward at the time of writing.

Even though Aguero finished his latest game with just four points to his name, courtesy of a yellow card, there are still plenty of encouragements for his owners moving forward.

These are mainly connected with Gabriel Jesus (£9.5m) who had an evening to forget at Bramall Lane.

It was the Brazilian who came in for Aguero, joined in the front-three by Raheem Sterling (£11.7m) and Riyad Mahrez (£8.5m), but for the first hour or so, Manchester City were decidedly flat in attack.

Pep Guardiola had tried to match Sheffield United’s system, to some extent, playing Fernandinho (£5.2m), Nicolas Otamendi (£5.0m) and the returning Aymeric Laporte (£6.3m) in a back-three. However, this decision, reportedly taken to protect Laporte, did not bring the best out in Manchester City.

“Yeah (Laporte is okay). He could not play 90 minutes, especially here. That’s why we play with five at the back to protect him. He is an important player for us and we missed him a lot.” – Pep Guardiola

Sheffield United, who have defended admirably this season, were equal to most of what was thrown at them initially.

They did concede a penalty when Mahrez was brought down in the box after 35 minutes, but Dean Henderson (£4.9m) stepped up to save Jesus’ effort.

It is this miss that summed up his night, to the point that Pep Guardiola even admitted after the game that he may have to review the penalty situation at Manchester City.

“I have to reflect on (the penalty situation). I always give confidence to the players to take it but maybe I have to take the decision which guy is going to take it – not for Gabriel today because Sergio and Raheem have missed too but we are not safe. In the knockout stages, it’s so important because these kind of details make the difference most of the time. We have to reflect on it. I have to make the decision [on] the guy who will take the penalty. Ederson is the best. Believe me, he’s the best taker we have in penalties. Eddy has no blood in his veins, he’s so calm so he could do it.” – Pep Guardiola

Crucially, Manchester City took on a new lease of life once Aguero took to the pitch. With the team having previously playing quite static prior to the change, there was considerably better and more insightful movement afterwards.

While Aguero’s goals will have gone a long way to re-establishing himself as the in-form centre-forward, his owners may be boosted even more by Tuesday’s performance from Jesus.

As for de Bruyne, he continues to tick over with points, despite the decreased interest in his services for the Double Gameweek.

The Belgian was sold by over 200,000 managers in the fallout of Gameweek 23, only Marcus Rashford (£9.1m), Jamie Vardy (£10.0m), Tammy Abraham (£7.8m) and Richarlison (£8.1m) moved on by more.

In the end, de Bruyne ended up with a seven-point score, adjusted down from nine when he was initially awarded maximum bonus at full-time, which probably suited all parties given the context of the Double Gameweek.

Those who held onto the Belgian will certainly be content with another return, while those who sold him for Mohamed Salah (£12.4m) or Sadio Mané (£12.4m) may already be confident their new Liverpool midfielder can eclipse seven points across two matches.

Either way, a trip to Spurs in Gameweek 25 will hardly put off investment in Manchester City players, be it Aguero or de Bruyne, considering their defensive record since Mourinho’s arrival. After that, Manchester City host West Ham in Gameweek 26 so the short-term fixtures are still positive for de Bruyne and his colleagues.

Meanwhile, those in possession of Mahrez continue to experience nothing but bad luck. He was arguably the best player on the pitch for Manchester City against Sheffield United but left Bramall Lane with no Fantasy returns.

It was the Algerian who was fouled for the first-half penalty and he would have earned an assist had Jesus been able to put it away.

Finally, even though Laporte was back and Manchester City kept a much-needed clean sheet, there were still a few opportunities for Sheffield United.

John Fleck (£5.0m), who has been in fine form recently, was nearly played in during the first-half while Oli McBurnie (£5.7m) spurned a chance in the second period.

Also, Fantasy managers should take note of the fact that John Lundstram (£5.1m), as some suspected, did drop out of the team.

He was replaced by Muhamed Bešić (£4.4m) but came on for the final 12 minutes.

Whether this leaves Lundstram in a dangerous position of losing his place regularly remains to be seen. He has played a lot of football this season and it has taken some time for the competition to catch up with him. At the very least, it’s a situation for Fantasy managers to monitor.

Sheffield United XI (3-5-2): D Henderson; O’Connell, Egan, Basham (Robinson 78′); Stevens, Fleck, Norwood, Bešić (Lundstram 78′), Baldock; Sharp (Mousset 59′), McBurnie.

Manchester City XI (3-4-3): Ederson; Laporte (Garcia 78′), Otamendi, Fernandinho; Zinchenko, Rodri, De Bruyne, Walker; Sterling (B Silva 90+2′), Jesus (Aguero 67′), Mahrez.

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978 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Pukkipartyy
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Is it too early to WC (already used bench boost)

    This is what im thinking
    Henderson Button
    TAA Lund Soy Williams Lascelles
    Mane Salah KDB Cantwell Hayden
    Auba Ings Vardy

    ?

    1. Big Hands Barry
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 6 days ago

      not too early if your team needs it

    2. Moose™
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Soy on WC? His fixtures is not the best I think..

      1. Pukkipartyy
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Dont know if my team really needs it, but Aubas fixtures looks very nice and is differential.
        Soy has good fixtures after GW27. What would u do ?

    3. Rt505
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Looks good - what’s your team value? Must be huge

      1. Pukkipartyy
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Its 107.6 atm.

        Same time im thinking that maybe Jimi (after few weeks) can Match Auba and im scared not to own Grealish..

      2. Limbo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Yeah. I'm 1.1m away from that SV. nice.

  2. Miniboss
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 6 days ago

    KdB & DCL

    or

    Aguero & 5.5 mid ?

    1. Moose™
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      KdB is a mainstay

  3. Moose™
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Expected points for these set of players?

    TAA:
    Soy:
    Mane:
    Salah:
    Greenwood:
    Vardy:

    1. Big Hands Barry
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 6 days ago

      10
      2
      32
      14
      6
      10

      1. Big Hands Barry
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 6 days ago

        mane(c)

        1. Moose™
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Ah. Reasonable then

      2. Moose™
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Mane alone could get you almost 100 points if you TC him. Oh my...

        1. bitm2007
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          dreamland

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

      I own most of them so probably terrible.

      1. Moose™
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Lol. Typical Ed

    3. Holmes
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      10
      1
      5
      6
      5
      2

      1. Moose™
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        If I TC Mane this week, then I would the specialist of failure too.

    4. bitm2007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      11
      6
      10
      17
      1
      9

      1. Moose™
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        I will get 90+ points if this happens. Hopefully it comes true. Lol!

    5. caldracula
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      13
      2
      15
      17
      1
      6

  4. Mo Salah No Mane
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Went Aguero to Haller when I heard he is not starting.
    Please Haller I know you can do it!

    1. FPL Pillars
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      😮

      1. Mo Salah No Mane
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Fell into the madness that was going on over here.
        Will get him back on or go Auba

        1. Mo Salah No Mane
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          In

          1. FPL Pillars
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            Got to be in it to win it I suppose, good luck! If hamlet scores vs pool will be years on here

            1. FPL Pillars
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 6 days ago

              Tears *

              1. Mo Salah No Mane
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 6 days ago

                Lol
                I am hoping for 1 2night and 1 against pool.
                Lol for Hamlet
                Stranger things have happened

    2. Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Haller is not a Baller

      1. Mo Salah No Mane
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Hopefully he can be 1 just for 2 games.
        I'll even take a Hauler

        1. gringorichards
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 6 days ago

          He's a brawler.
          Red card

          1. Mo Salah No Mane
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            I pray that you're wrong
            Troller

    3. Lord - Blaming it on Rio
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      He only has to avoid getting dropped to match Aguero's score.

  5. Stoichkov#8
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    How is that team (if I use my 2 FT early - exact cash)

    Henderson
    TAA • Lundstram • Stephens
    Salah • Mane • KDB • Maddison • Grealish
    Aubameyang • Ings

    (McGov, Greenwood,Lascelles,Williams)

    1. FPL Pillars
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Lots of matches to be played before deadline, I wouldn’t confirm until then plus we get more info on blanks with cup matches

      1. Stoichkov#8
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        well its just Soy > Lascelles early move tbh as Soy will drop tonight

        1. FPL Pillars
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          You said use 2FT, who're you bringing in as well

        2. FPL Pillars
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Hendo could blank in 28 depending on cup and won’t be eligible vs Utd remember

          1. Stoichkov#8
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            Its Soy, Vardy > Lascelles, Auba but can wait with Vardy > Auba as Vardy drop wont affect me and Auba price is locked.
            Also Hendo vs ManU is in March so easy 🙂

  6. stepper1971
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Play either

      A Ings in a 3-4-3
      B Fleck in a 3-5-2

      1. Stoichkov#8
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        A

      2. FPL Pillars
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        A

      3. Johnny Drama
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Come on...

        1. stepper1971
            2 months, 6 days ago

            Ings is against LIV thats why I was asking for opinions

      4. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        So Ederson is on penalties then

        When are we signing him

        1. Holmes
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          DGW. My TC.

        2. Johnny Drama
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          If that's the case, with Laporte back, he would be such a good pick.

        3. Peter Ouch
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Never?

      5. Wolves Ay We
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        A higher percentage of the community have triple-captained this GW then the rest of the general FPL playing population.

        The FFS Community knows!

        1. Holmes
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          And if it fails, some will blame casuals for that and say casuals win again...

        2. Ason Willa
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Did you adjust for dead teams in your analysis?

          1. Wolves Ay We
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            The analysis was in an FFS Article yesterday. Not sure how they did it.

          2. jtreble
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            Nope. 🙂

        3. Fit_to_drop
            2 months, 6 days ago

            Its called HYPE and unfortunately I succumbed....

        4. Budweiser
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Why is nobody talking about Nathan Redmond?

          1. Peter Ouch
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 6 days ago

            Cause we have ings.
            Double up on saints team while Stephens and McCarthy can be there as well?

            Triple up in saints?

          2. Wolves Ay We
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            He told me not to.

          3. Brehmeren
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            Once burned, twice shy

        5. RAFA THE GAFFA
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          @ Richard Richard (AKA: AnzhiBabakin) replied to your message earlier sorry. Also, below if anyone else is interested in an NUFC defender. My thoughts anyways...

          The waters were muddied even further last night with Lejeune and Schar doing excellent when coming on. Ritchie is nailed as can be and has set pieces/pens unless Bentaleb takes them off him. Lascelles is probably the most nailed as captain and the bigger stronger guy out of the 5 CBs (but also the least inspiring FPL wise imo). Fernandez seems very nailed and has a good goal threat. Clark could be at threat now with Lejeune doing so well last night. Schar is probably our best defender but is out of form. Personally I’d play Schar DCM in some games.

          If I had to pick one now I’d go Fernandez (unless you can stretch to Ritchie). Hope that helps

          1. Moose™
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            Thinking of ditching Soy out. This really helps me. Thanks

            1. RAFA THE GAFFA
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 6 days ago

              No probs matey

          2. BNMC
              2 months, 6 days ago

              NEW defenders are on my radar as a Soyuncu replacement. Is Ritchie playing at LB, and is he nailed with Willems out for the season?

              Last season I owned Schar so he kinda has a nostalgia feel for me. I remember him scoring 15 points in one week.

              1. RAFA THE GAFFA
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 6 days ago

                Yeah Ritchie will be Left Wing back. Willems and Dummett out for the season now!

                1. Hktrader88
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 6 days ago

                  Richie has been great in previous seasons with his assists, but with the lack of goals from Newcastles front line, do you think he can do as well. I would prefer a Southampton or Sheff Utd defender for clean sheets.

            • El Presidente
                2 months, 6 days ago

                Prefer Lascelles

                1. RAFA THE GAFFA
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 6 days ago

                  He’s certainly cheap enough

              • HashAttack
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 6 days ago

                Ended up going with Lascelles ... Schar seems a bit too brittle, Lejeune a bit too unknown

                Minutes per Point (this season)
                Lejeune - 17.6
                Willems - 23.3
                Fernandez - 23.7
                Clarke - 24.1
                Schar- 25.4
                Lascelles - 26.2

                1. RAFA THE GAFFA
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 6 days ago

                  These stats probably back up my Fernandez pick with Lejeune not nailed and Willems ruled out. But he is 0.2 more than Lascelles

              • Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 6 days ago

                Thanks - I call for hot topic! Will no doubt be too late

              • Big Hands Barry
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 6 days ago

                good summary thanks man

                1. RAFA THE GAFFA
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 6 days ago

                  No worries matey

              • BigBillyBass
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 6 days ago

                Toon fan here. Lascelles definitely the best NEW defender going forward. Cheapest, nailed and club captain.

            • Wolves Ay We
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 6 days ago

              Will the return of Ndidi make Vardy sellers weep?

              1. Limbo
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 6 days ago

                Yeah. And Soy sellers too I hope.

              2. Fit_to_drop
                  2 months, 6 days ago

                  It could actually have an affect on both ends of the pitch for them. He is the 2020 version of Kante.

                  Mind you, if it doesn't, it means the team is jaded and its time to get out............

                • El Presidente
                    2 months, 6 days ago

                    Don't know... LEI form has clearly gone down the drain... I sold my def ages ago and just did Madds to Salah this GW. Keeping Vardy atm but my gut feeling tells me it won't be for long...

                • BNMC
                    2 months, 6 days ago

                    What to do with Alli?

                    1. Straight swap to Martial
                    2. Punt on Pepe
                    3. Downgrade to Dendoncker/Hayden and use the extra money to get Auba/Aguero

                    I think an Arsenal player could be the differential I need to save my season. Great fixtures ahead (City game will likely be moved) and relatively low ownership. Auba also gives me a captaincy option.

                    1. Marmalade Forest
                      • 2 Years
                      2 months, 6 days ago

                      I’ve got Alli and Martial. I’ve got loads of money and can afford anyone changing Alli - looking at fixtures, I don’t want anyone really.

                      Maybe Pepe as a punt

                  • Woy_is_back
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 6 days ago

                    Vardy to punish the sellers with a hatty tonight 🙂

                    1. BNMC
                        2 months, 6 days ago

                        I replaced him with Firmino.

                      • Peter Ouch
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        2 months, 6 days ago

                        2 is enough

                        1. Better off with a pin and a…
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 7 Years
                          2 months, 6 days ago

                          Too much is not enough.

                        2. El Presidente
                            2 months, 6 days ago

                            Well 1 would be a massive step up from recent GW's...

                        3. potatoace'scott talent
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 8 Years
                          2 months, 6 days ago

                          A couple of shots on target will be a welcomed improvement

                      • Better Call Raul
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        2 months, 6 days ago

                        If I know I'm wildcarding this gameweek is it best to push the button now or is there any reason to delay a few days?

                        1. Wolves Ay We
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 4 Years
                          2 months, 6 days ago

                          Why not wait for coming DGW's?

                        2. Fulchester's New Centr…
                          • 2 Years
                          2 months, 6 days ago

                          Normally, if you're going to do it, do it early, but with only a couple of days to next GW might not make much difference. Keep an eye on prices though, just in case.

                          1. Stoichkov#8
                            • 4 Years
                            2 months, 6 days ago

                            next GW is 1st of Feb

                            1. BNMC
                                2 months, 6 days ago

                                What? Who? When?

                              • BNMC
                                  2 months, 6 days ago

                                  Wait I thought you said DGW... pretend that never happened.

                                  1. Stoichkov#8
                                    • 4 Years
                                    2 months, 6 days ago

                                    🙂

                                • Fulchester's New Centr…
                                  • 2 Years
                                  2 months, 6 days ago

                                  Cheers Hristo.
                                  Raul, hit that button now if you're 100%.

                            2. Stoichkov#8
                              • 4 Years
                              2 months, 6 days ago

                              Dont do it but if you really must - dont do it 🙂

                              Generally if someone plays his WC he hit button early to get some price rises if possible and sell players who may drop in price.

                          2. Limbo
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 9 Years
                            2 months, 6 days ago

                            I'm hearing rumours today about one of the Liverpool team. There's nothing here right? I'm being wound-up aren't I? Not going to repeat what I've been told.

                            1. Greenbackbøøg…
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 5 Years
                              2 months, 6 days ago

                              Oh come on just say who it is

                              1. Limbo
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 9 Years
                                2 months, 6 days ago

                                Nah. Not going to spread bulls*@t - came here to see. No news today?

                                1. Greenbackbøøg…
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 5 Years
                                  2 months, 6 days ago

                                  Its mane isn't it

                            2. Wolves Ay We
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 4 Years
                              2 months, 6 days ago

                              The M word was mentioned here earlier.

                              1. Limbo
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 9 Years
                                2 months, 6 days ago

                                Yeah - pre-match trollmanship. I'll tell them to FO and wait for Klopp.

                            3. Holmes
                              • 6 Years
                              2 months, 6 days ago

                              Some were getting excited on Mane benching based on whoscored prediction 😆

                            4. Moose™
                              • 7 Years
                              2 months, 6 days ago

                              What are the rumours mate. Tell us!

                            5. Fulchester's New Centr…
                              • 2 Years
                              2 months, 6 days ago

                              If you don't believe in it then it won't happen.

                              1. Limbo
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 9 Years
                                2 months, 6 days ago

                                Haha. I wish that were true. Hoping I've not made wrong TC choice.

                            6. Arteta
                              • 4 Years
                              2 months, 6 days ago

                              Lovren is back.

                          3. Moose™
                            • 7 Years
                            2 months, 6 days ago

                            The highest TC points you obtained in your FPL career?

                            Me. Alexis. 75 points if I am not mistaken. He single handedly won my ML race and puts the race to bed.

                            1. Holmes
                              • 6 Years
                              2 months, 6 days ago

                              Yeah, probably that one. Can't really recall who were my triple captains

                              1. Moose™
                                • 7 Years
                                2 months, 6 days ago

                                The highest TC points is Sir Harold Kane with 93 right?

                            2. BNMC
                                2 months, 6 days ago

                                Just 15. 5 times 3.
                                This is only my second season playing FPL, and last season was a joke.

                                1. Moose™
                                  • 7 Years
                                  2 months, 6 days ago

                                  This time you gonna get better I supposed. Played your TC this week?

                                  1. BNMC
                                      2 months, 6 days ago

                                      Yes. On Mane.

                                  2. Pukkipartyy
                                    • 1 Year
                                    2 months, 6 days ago

                                    Started last year and TC Kane vs Cardiff. I remeber correctly that was 3pts 🙂

                                2. Peter Ouch
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 1 Year
                                  2 months, 6 days ago

                                  Come back next week.
                                  Mo Salah you legend

                                3. Fulchester's New Centr…
                                  • 2 Years
                                  2 months, 6 days ago

                                  I might have done Sane last year, apart from that, nothing sticks.

                                4. Stoichkov#8
                                  • 4 Years
                                  2 months, 6 days ago

                                  Alexis for me too - that was amazing 🙂

                                5. balint84
                                  • 3 Years
                                  2 months, 6 days ago

                                  Kane triple captain.

                                6. Limbo
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 9 Years
                                  2 months, 6 days ago

                                  Kane hattrick.

                                  1. Limbo
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 9 Years
                                    2 months, 6 days ago

                                    Sorry, no brace + 1 I think it was. It was a haul at any rate.

                                7. Arteta
                                  • 4 Years
                                  2 months, 6 days ago

                                  Best - Alexis
                                  Worst - Leroy

                                8. Daniel S.
                                  • 10 Years
                                  2 months, 6 days ago

                                  Clint Dempsey the regular capt8in double... 46

                              • balint84
                                • 3 Years
                                2 months, 6 days ago

                                next week Ings to Pukki or save Ings?

                                1. Peter Ouch
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 1 Year
                                  2 months, 6 days ago

                                  Save ings, lovely fixtures after pool

                                2. Fulchester's New Centr…
                                  • 2 Years
                                  2 months, 6 days ago

                                  Never let him go.

                              • Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 10 Years
                                2 months, 6 days ago

                                If Mou isn't seeing Son up for success tonight I'm looking at Son > Mahrez...

                                Mahrez to be fair to him gets the points when he plays

                                1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 10 Years
                                  2 months, 6 days ago

                                  Scratch that

                                  Son > Bale 😉

                                  1. Daniel S.
                                    • 10 Years
                                    2 months, 6 days ago

                                    Done 😉

                              • unitednations
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 8 Years
                                2 months, 6 days ago

                                Early thoughts here with 2FT's and 0.2m itb

                                Ryan
                                Taa Rico Lundy — Aurier (MCI) Zaba
                                Salah Kdb Grealish Mane -- Stephens
                                Vardy Ings DCL

                                A: Ryan >> Henderson
                                B: Zabaleta >> Lascelles/Williams/Stephens
                                C: Something else

                              • Daniel S.
                                • 10 Years
                                2 months, 6 days ago

                                Ok guys if Bale is coming I am getting him in definitely.

                                Dear FPL you know it's fair to be classified as 9.5m midfielder 😉

                                Thanks

                                All aboaaaaard

                                1. Daniel S.
                                  • 10 Years
                                  2 months, 6 days ago

                                  I remember the old jingle "all aboard"from the Mark and Granville times in the scoutcast, when they would have discussed the latest bandwagon.

                                  1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 10 Years
                                    2 months, 6 days ago

                                    Highlight of my FPL career to date is still captaining Bale for his boxing day hattrick vs Villa to win nearly a grand in a half-season money league

                                    He'll always have a place in my team (within reason ;-))

                                    1. Daniel S.
                                      • 10 Years
                                      2 months, 6 days ago

                                      What a great memory

                                2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 10 Years
                                  2 months, 6 days ago

                                  +100000000

                                3. Miguel Sanchez
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 3 Years
                                  2 months, 6 days ago

                                  11.0?

                                4. Big Hands Barry
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 1 Year
                                  2 months, 6 days ago

                                  straight back in as a 4.0 defender please

                              • Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 10 Years
                                2 months, 6 days ago

                                A bookmaker has suspended betting on Real Madrid's Welsh forward Gareth Bale, 30, returning to Tottenham. (Mail)

                                1. Daniel S.
                                  • 10 Years
                                  2 months, 6 days ago

                                  See above
                                  I am getting him in

                              • What's the best GK Combo?
                                FPL Partridge
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 2 Years
                                2 months, 6 days ago

                                What is the best GK pairing right now?

                                I want someone to pair with McCarthy. Who should I look for and why?

                                I’m looking at Henderson, Foster or Pope. Thoughts?

                                1. Fit_to_drop
                                    2 months, 6 days ago

                                    Hendo and Foster

                                  • BNMC
                                      2 months, 6 days ago

                                      How did this turn green?

                                      1. RECKLESS
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 6 Years
                                        2 months, 6 days ago

                                        It does when Irishmen post

                                      2. Pras Scott Talent
                                        • 8 Years
                                        2 months, 6 days ago

                                        Special circumstances for Twitter celebs

                                        1. FPL Partridge
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 2 Years
                                          2 months, 6 days ago

                                          Tbf I didn’t know anything about it.
                                          My agent sorts all that stuff out.

                                          1. Pras Scott Talent
                                            • 8 Years
                                            2 months, 6 days ago

                                            Tell him well done for sorting out a grav. Otherwise hardly anyone responds here.

                                    • Geoff
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • Has Moderation Rights
                                      • 7 Years
                                      2 months, 6 days ago

                                      I want to keep McCarthy, so I want a second. I might just keep Button.. but I'm thinking I might add someone else. I need to dive into the fixtures a bit but I like Hendo a lot

                                      1. FPL Pillars
                                        • 3 Years
                                        2 months, 6 days ago

                                        Thing is Geoff, hendo and mccarty good fixtures overlap quite alot. It'll be a lot of bench pain IMO. Perhaps Pope, as when McCarty's fixtures turn Popes are ok.

                                    • Big Hands Barry
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 1 Year
                                      2 months, 6 days ago

                                      Henderson Button. Best value and great fixtures

                                    • jia you jia you
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 3 Years
                                      2 months, 6 days ago

                                      The one I have seems perfectly fine despite facing a blank v his parent club (he made up for that last night!):
                                      Henderson + Fodder

                                    • CONNERS
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 1 Year
                                      2 months, 6 days ago

                                      Henderson for sure.

                                    • Five Season Wonder
                                      • 6 Years
                                      2 months, 6 days ago

                                      Apart from GW25, Saints fixtures are lovely for the next 5 or 6 so no rush

                                    • Bird Raymond
                                      • 8 Years
                                      2 months, 6 days ago

                                      Not worth the aggravation. He's fine on his own. You would have benched Pope last week and Henderson this week.

                                      1. Sadio
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 6 Years
                                        2 months, 6 days ago

                                        That's what I did. Having a penalty save and max bonus on the bench two weeks in a row does not feel great.

                                    • GARY AND JAMIE
                                      • 6 Years
                                      2 months, 6 days ago

                                      Just keep one till you use BB chip

                                    • Bob McMayday
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 2 Years
                                      2 months, 6 days ago

                                      Hardly a hot topic

                                      1. iL PiStOlErO
                                          2 months, 6 days ago

                                          Hardly an answer. You could at least give some constructive answer.

                                      2. HashAttack
                                        • 3 Years
                                        2 months, 6 days ago

                                        I've had Hendo for a while but have had a 2nd keeper to try and cover bad fixtures - I was worried about the fixtures in gw20/21 and 23/24 - mci, liv, ars, MCI

                                        The first two I played Gazza (CPL, NOR) and the second two I played McCarthy (AVL,CPL)
                                        My 2nd keeper never scored more than Hendo, regardless of the supposed far easier fixtures

                                        It's Hendo all the way for me now ... no benefit in faffing around

                                        1. Daniel S.
                                          • 10 Years
                                          2 months, 6 days ago

                                          Surely not Ryan. That I know.

                                      3. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 10 Years
                                        2 months, 6 days ago

                                        I have Hendo paired with him (Mccarthy)

                                        Last night was not good

                                      4. Miniboss
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 1 Year
                                        2 months, 6 days ago

                                        While ago Ryan was the main man, still not sure why on earth did I go with him though.

                                      5. teki0s
                                        • 3 Years
                                        2 months, 6 days ago

                                        I opted for Pope/McCarthy mainly due to their prices. Other good combo is McCarthy/Henderson. The others are not worth it imo. Foster's power is WAT's home games and the next green home game is in GW32, so avoid.

                                        1. FPL Partridge
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 2 Years
                                          2 months, 6 days ago

                                          Fair point

                                      6. baps sniffer
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 2 Years
                                        2 months, 6 days ago

                                        Rotating gk:s don't usually work. Every Hendo owner with two playing gk:s would have missed his penalty save yesterday for example.

                                        1. Khazana
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 9 Years
                                          2 months, 6 days ago

                                          Not if your other keeper is Gazzaniga.
                                          Hoping Mou doesn't sub him in now...

                                      7. TLF
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 3 Years
                                        2 months, 6 days ago

                                        I started the season with Henderson & 4.0, on WC I switched to Henderson and Ryan to rotate accross tricky fixtures. Caused me nothing but trouble, missed Henderson assist some weeks back and last nights haul. I think I'll be reverting to my old method in future with just the 1, far less frustration !

                                        1. Pieterke30
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 3 Years
                                          2 months, 6 days ago

                                          You need two starting GKs to use your BB tho. So, when I WC, I will prob add McCarthy or Foster to go with Henderson.

                                      8. Nüno Vippan
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 6 Years
                                        2 months, 6 days ago

                                        SOU/BOU is rotation pair
                                        from gw25: AVL/BUR/AVL/whu/NEW/CRY/wol/NEW/man/eve/man/BHA/SOU/SHU

                                      9. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
                                        • 4 Years
                                        2 months, 6 days ago

                                        Ryan and....

                                        No I can't do it without laughing.

                                      10. Pieterke30
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 3 Years
                                        2 months, 6 days ago

                                        Hendo is in for sure, especially with SHU coming fixtures.

                                        Then, I like McCarthy. But Foster another very good option.

                                        That’s abt it imo.

                                      11. The 12th Man
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 6 Years
                                        2 months, 6 days ago

                                        I was on McCarthy/Dubravka on WC.
                                        They cover each other really well.

                                        I only changed to Hendo at the last minute as I needed 0.1m

                                      12. CroatianHammer
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 4 Years
                                        2 months, 6 days ago

                                        Ryan/Pope I had for 22 weeks. Ryan/Foster now. I'm happy.

                                      13. leo_messi
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 8 Years
                                        2 months, 6 days ago

                                        McCarthy/Dubravka looks lovely from now on till the end of the season :

                                        NOR BUR AVL BUR NEW SHU AVL bou/wat WHM eve WAT BHA bou/bha SHU

                                      14. DantheManinaPan
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 6 Years
                                        2 months, 5 days ago

                                        Hendo + fodder from GW1 has worked a treat

                                      15. Karhumies
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 7 Years
                                        2 months, 5 days ago

                                        Foster has been my personal choice. However, you should also look into Dubravka and Leno. They are racking up a lot of saves, so if their teams manage more CS they will be racking up a lot of points and they are also differentials.

                                      16. Bouncebackability
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 10 Years
                                        2 months, 5 days ago

                                        There isn’t one! They are a law unto themselves

                                      17. Alberto Tomba
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 7 Years
                                        2 months, 5 days ago

                                        Alisson set and forget.

                                        a loads of 1-0 and 0-0s on the way to the title here on in.

                                      18. Jakedmat01
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 1 Year
                                        2 months, 23 hours ago

                                        Henderson and Foster are great till the end of the season if you want to pair with McCarthy, Dubruvka is good

                                    • balint84
                                      • 3 Years
                                      2 months, 6 days ago

                                      I feel that i failed in not TCing one of my Liverpool players.
                                      At the end of the season, after winning the league Klopp will rotate for sure. There won't be any players with a safe TC option.
                                      My last hope is Kane coming back.

                                      1. Fit_to_drop
                                          2 months, 6 days ago

                                          That was my thinking. If City advance in CL, none of those players will be safe for a DGW so I said i would take my chances on Liverpools two away fixtures rather than wait....

                                        • CONNERS
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 1 Year
                                          2 months, 6 days ago

                                          You haven't failed until we know the result of both games. A nice home game in a SGW could end up being a better choice for all we know.

                                          1. Karhumies
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 7 Years
                                            2 months, 5 days ago

                                            That's not how gambling and probabilities with imperfect information works. Passing better odds and choosing worse odds is failing as a gambler regardless of somebody other than you getting lucky or unlucky on the river card.

                                      2. Hktrader88
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 1 Year
                                        2 months, 6 days ago

                                        At a loss what to do next. 2FT, 0.6ITB.

                                        TAA Gomez Soyuncu (Lundstram) (kelly)

                                        KDB Mane Martial (Grealish) Alli

                                        Vardy Ings DCL

                                        Alli not performing, but not really any alternatives. Still doing slightly better than Maddison on a ppm basis. Fleck seems like first bench fodder only. Mahrez difficult fixtures and rotation.

                                        DCL only has 2 more decent fixtures, but Deeney, Jimenez difficult fixtures after.

                                        Leicester defense suspect, but who knows if Southampton will be any better, seems sideways

                                        Could butcher the team to bring in a Salah or Aguero, but it would take a couple of hits.

                                      3. DontPiqueTooSoon
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        2 months, 6 days ago

                                        Thinking of moving out Ryan due to poor form & not enough saves: Best GK 5m and under ->

                                        A) Henderson (saves 61, CS 8, Bonus 8)
                                        B) Foster (saves 77, CS, 8, Bonus 15)
                                        C) Dubravka (save 97, CS 6, Bonus 6)

                                        I think all of the above have favourable fixtures. I am leaning towards A and brining in Lascelles for Kelly for Newcastle fixtures. I just think Watford fixtures slightly tricker now

                                        1. Big Hands Barry
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 1 Year
                                          2 months, 6 days ago

                                          A

                                          1. Daniel S.
                                            • 10 Years
                                            2 months, 6 days ago

                                            Foster

                                        2. caldracula
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 4 Years
                                          2 months, 6 days ago

                                          Looking at going back to Gauita

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

                                        Those who have TC'd Salah, what total points tally would you feel happy with after the two games? (For Salah alone).

                                        1. El Presidente
                                            2 months, 6 days ago

                                            20

                                          • CONNERS
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 1 Year
                                            2 months, 6 days ago

                                            I'm hoping for a minimum of 30 tbh, anything less would feel like a fail.

                                          • Ajaxeeding
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 1 Year
                                            2 months, 6 days ago

                                            Anything higher than 15 would be fine with me.

                                          • Saint Channon
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 5 Years
                                            2 months, 6 days ago

                                            I’d be happy with 20

                                          • Firminoooo
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 4 Years
                                            2 months, 6 days ago

                                            30

                                            1. Firminoooo
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • 4 Years
                                              2 months, 6 days ago

                                              No. 30 is OK, not a fail. But to be happy over 40.

                                          • Annie
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 7 Years
                                            2 months, 6 days ago

                                            10, after previous TC fails including Kane I'm easily pleased.

                                        2. jb1985
                                          • 1 Year
                                          2 months, 6 days ago

                                          Activated WC, Think it will be the right choice of coming few weeks:

                                          Ryan, Soy, Martial, DCL, Deeney >> Henderson, Lascelles, Fleck, Jimi, Auba

                                          GW25 Line up:
                                          Henderson,
                                          TAA, Robbo, Lund, Lascelles
                                          Mane, KDB, Maddison,
                                          Jimi, Vardy, Auba

                                          Martin, Fleck, Williams, Dendo - 0.7M ITB

                                          Will monitor today's and tomorrows games as Fleck may become Traore, Also Maddi may be moved on, like the look of his upcoming fixtures though.

                                          1. Valar(Keith)
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 10 Years
                                            2 months, 6 days ago

                                            Wait.. What.. You activated your wildcard to remove dcl, deeney, martial a goalkeeper and a cheap as chips defender?

                                            1. jb1985
                                              • 1 Year
                                              2 months, 6 days ago

                                              Martial, DCL, Deeney have only been in my team for 2 weeks so wont lose much value on them where as i have had Vardy, Maddi for a lot longer. Will see as thankfully FA cup this weekend so i have a whole other week to decide.

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

                                            That's a really nice team, just not sure on the Leicester double-up with their fixtures.

                                        3. Five Season Wonder
                                          • 6 Years
                                          2 months, 6 days ago

                                          GW25:

                                          Which ONE would you play? (the other will be benched)

                                          A). Ings (Away to Liverpool)
                                          B). Cantwell (Away to Newcastle)

                                          1. BNMC
                                              2 months, 6 days ago

                                              Ings.

                                            • FPL Pillars
                                              • 3 Years
                                              2 months, 6 days ago

                                              Ings man, got burned doing this with Jimmy.

                                            • Ajaxeeding
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • 1 Year
                                              2 months, 6 days ago

                                              I would play Ings.

                                            • HashAttack
                                              • 3 Years
                                              2 months, 6 days ago

                                              currently my 1st and 2nd subs - playing Lundstam ahead of them

                                              Like to know what people with double 'pool defense and Ings are doing

                                          2. Better off with a pin and a…
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 7 Years
                                            2 months, 6 days ago

                                            Considering a WC. Talk me out of it...

                                            Gaz, Button
                                            TAA, Lund, Soy, Rico, Kelly
                                            Salah, Mane, Mahrez, Zaha, Dendo
                                            Tammy, Ings, Vardy

                                            Feels like I have quite a lot that could be sorted out - particularly in defense and keepers. 1FT and 0.4 in the bank. I guess if I don't then the priority is probably Tammy if injured.

                                            Thanks all!

                                            1. Better off with a pin and a…
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • 7 Years
                                              2 months, 6 days ago

                                              (that's the current team, not a proposed WC by the way...)

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

                                              Why not hold a FT this week and then see what you can do next GW with the 2ft and a -4 if necessary?

                                              1. Better off with a pin and a…
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                • 7 Years
                                                2 months, 6 days ago

                                                Thanks (sorry for the delay!). I know deep down that's the right approach, but a couple of bad weeks and the team suddenly looks poor!

                                          3. Ajaxeeding
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 1 Year
                                            2 months, 6 days ago

                                            Sorry if this has been asked before, but why was KdB adjusted down from nine when he was initially awarded maximum bonus at full-time? Who makes these decisions?

                                            1. TorresMagic™
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • Has Moderation Rights
                                              • 10 Years
                                              2 months, 6 days ago

                                              Things like winning goal and getting tackled get counted after the game.

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

                                                Thanks for the insight.

                                            2. BNMC
                                                2 months, 6 days ago

                                                I'm still kinda salty about that. At least KDB is so highly owned that it didn't affect my rank too much.

                                              • Daniel S.
                                                • 10 Years
                                                2 months, 6 days ago

                                                Theory here was that Mark is doing it 😉 Ofcourse the correct one is because OPTA stats are being updated after the game