Scout Notes

Deeney continues fine FPL form as Villa and Cherries record much-needed wins

Aston Villa 2-1 Watford

  • Goals: Douglas Luiz (£4.4m), Tyrone Mings (£4.5m) | Troy Deeney (£6.2m)
  • Assists: Matt Targett (£4.4m), Ezri Konsa (£4.3m) | Gerard Deulofeu (£6.1m)
  • Bonus: Deeney x3, Mings x2, Konsa, Luiz x1

A late, and lucky, goal from Tyrone Mings (£4.5m) took Aston Villa out of the bottom three as Watford replaced them in the relegation zone.

Ezri Konsa‘s (£4.3m) shot hit his fellow centre-half as he lay on the ground, with the deflection taking the ball past helpless Hornets keeper Ben Foster (£4.9m).

Villa boss Dean Smith cared little for how the ball ended up in the back of the net:

I’m not sure what part of his anatomy it came off, but he’s certainly claiming it. As an ex-centre-half I’d have claimed it as well, so unlucky Ezri.

And, in truth, the goal was a fair reflection of Villa’s attacking intent – the home side had twice the attempts of Watford, more than double the number of shots on target and created a chance every six minutes to the Hornets’ 12.

There was, however, a strong case for Mings not even being on the pitch by then. Booked in the first half, the defender escaped a second caution for a handball in the second.

The player himself admitted he was expecting the worst, while Watford manager Nigel Pearson reacted to the decision with almost heroic levels of tongue-biting:

Everyone has an opinion on whether Mings should have been sent off – it doesn’t matter what I think. You could see how incensed our players were, but we’re in the hands of the officials to get these decisions right on the field. It’s happened and we can’t change it.

What could have changed matters was more clinical finishing by the visitors, who had much the better of the first half.

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Troy Deeney (£6.2m) opened the scoring when he headed home Gerard Deulofeu‘s (£6.1m) cross for his third haul in five Gameweeks – and he would have had a fourth had he not missed a penalty last time out.

The Watford skipper was then denied by a fine save from Villa keeper Pepe Reina (£4.5m) and Deulofeu also missed a good chance when one-on-one with the Spaniard.

Dean Smith’s side were a different proposition after the break.

Konsa, Kortney Hause (£4.4m), Trezeguet (£5.2m) and Matt Targett (£4.4m) all fluffed decent chances before the latter’s shot was saved by Foster and substitute Douglas Luiz (£4.4m) equalised from the rebound.

Villa piled on the pressure as they went for the winner, which came in the fifth minute of time added on.

The defeat halted Watford’s unbeaten run at six matches and might well dampen Fantasy enthusiasm in their key players ahead of a tricky schedule over the next six Gameweeks.

A visit from Everton and a trip to Brighton are promising enough, but they’ll have to travel to Manchester United and entertain both Liverpool and Leicester after that.

How they react to this setback will be of major interest to Fantasy managers as the side still have defensive solidity – four clean sheets from the last seven matches – and in-form attackers to recommend them.

Villa, meanwhile, are showing plenty of appetite for their relegation fight, with three wins and a draw over the last six games.

They’ll certainly need it over the next six as they’ll be facing Spurs, Leicester and Chelsea as well as travelling to both Bournemouth and Southampton and entertaining away-day specialists Sheffield United.

The team’s most popular, and productive, player, Jack Grealish (£6.6m), was relatively quiet against Watford, although he did lead the way for chances created and remains the best bet for consistent returns.

New striker Mbwana Samatta was not signed in time to make his debut on Tuesday, but his arrival should finally end midfielder Anwar El Ghazi’s (£5.5m) brief stint up front, meaning other possible points outlets are likely to come from the back.

Targett, now fully fit after a hamstring issue, boosted his credentials with a third assist of the season and Smith made one post-match comment that could tempt investment in either of the side’s full-backs:

We’re still working on a system that we’re getting used to and tactically the players are getting better. We just need a bit more ambition in the final third and what I mean by that is if Matt Targett’s crossing, I want Freddy Guilbert arriving at the far post.

Aston Villa XI (3-4-3): Reina, Konsa, Mings, Hause, Guilbert, Drinkwater (Luiz 56′), Nakamba, Targett, Trézéguet (Vassilev 77′), El Ghazi, Grealish.

Watford XI (4-2-3-1): Foster, Mariappa, Dawson, Cathcart, Masina, Chalobah (Pussetto 75′), Capoue, Pereyra (Gray 81′), Doucouré, Deulofeu (Kabasele 90′), Deeney.

Members Analysis

Bournemouth 3-1 Brighton

  • Goals: Harry Wilson (£5.8m), Pascal Gross (£6.3m) own goal, Callum Wilson (£7.4m) | Aaron Mooy (£4.8m)
  • Assists: Dominic Solanke (£5.2m) x2, Diego Rico (£4.3m) | None
  • Bonus: Mooy x3, C. Wilson, H. Wilson x2

Bournemouth won for only the second time since Gameweek 11 thanks to a rediscovered ruthlessness in front of goal and a superb performance from keeper Aaron Ramsdale (£4.7m).

The Cherries scored twice from just three shots on target, with their other goal coming when Diego Rico‘s (£4.3m) corner was flicked into his own net by Brighton midfielder Pascal Gross (£6.3m).

The contrast with the fortunes of the visitors could not have been more pronounced. The Seagulls had 21 attempts to Bournemouth’s 11 and saw seven of their eight shots on target saved by Ramsdale.

Despite his heroics, and two save points, the young English keeper earned no bonus points, with extras instead being handed out to the game’s goalscorers.

Ramsdale pulled off what proved to be a vital save from a Neil Maupay (£5.9m) effort and it had a galvanising effect on the home side, who then visibly grew in confidence and threat before Harry Wilson (£5.8m) opened the scoring from a Dominic Solanke (£5.2m) assist.

Coach Eddie Howe was in no doubt as to the importance of the strike:

Once we scored the first goal, I don’t think we really looked back between then and half-time. For me, it rubber-stamped again that this is just a confidence issue for the group. It’s not a technical issue, it’s not the fact that the team isn’t good enough.

The Cherries were clearly good enough to be two to the good before the end of the first half courtesy of Gross’s unfortunate intervention.

Callum Wilson (£7.4m) then sealed the win after the interval with his first goal since Gameweek 7 as he took Solanke’s pass, rounded Mathew Ryan (£4.9m) and finished with an authority so long absent from his game over the last few months.

The striker has cultivated a reputation of being something of a Fantasy troll, and the team as a whole has previous for such things, which should keep this much-needed win in perspective.

Bournemouth have a patchy medium-term schedule as the next eight Gameweeks involve a mix of relegation dogfights and clashes with the likes of Liverpool, Chelsea and Wolves.

That should temper interest in their assets, particularly as Ramsdale can’t keep bailing them out and not every opponent will be as wasteful as Brighton.

Maupay’s night summed up the Seagulls’ experience.

The 2.6%-owned striker hasn’t scored for seven matches, but boy did he have opportunities at the Vitality Stadium.

He had a match-leading eight attempts – double the total of anyone else – and contrived to spurn two big chances along the way.

Brighton players filled six of the top seven places for attempts on goal, with goalscorer Aaron Mooy (£4.8m) converting one of the four he was handed to make it two goals from his last four starts. The midfielder also led the way for chances created, which helped secure him the maximum bonus point award.

Boss Graham Potter was left to rue his side’s lack of a killer instinct:

The first 30 minutes was really good, to a point where the crowd were about to turn on the home team because we were that much in control. Their keeper made a few saves but if you don’t defend your box or get that bit of luck the scoreline goes against you.

Brighton have, on the face of it, enough decent upcoming fixtures to turn things around – and possibly attract Fantasy investment.

But trips to West Ham, Sheffield United and Wolves and home matches with Watford and Crystal Palace are actually not that straightforward, and their schedule turns ugly after that.

Potter’s tendency to rotate on a regular basis also leaves FPL bosses on tenterhooks as to when the next benching will occur, with the in-form Leandro Trossard (£5.8m) having to make do with a 30-minute cameo as a substitute last night.

Add in the fact that they’ve won just once in nine league games and have kept only one clean sheet since Gameweek 11 and Fantasy managers will be forgiven for looking anywhere else but Brighton.

Bournemouth XI (4-4-2): Ramsdale, Smith, Francis, Ake, Rico, Harry Wilson (Lewis Cook 89′), Lerma, Billing, Fraser, Solanke (Gosling 85′), Callum Wilson.

Brighton and Hove Albion XI (4-2-3-1): Ryan, Alzate, Webster, Dunk, Bernardo (March 60′), Stephens, Propper, Jahanbakhsh (Connolly 60′), Mooy, Gross (Trossard 60′), Maupay.

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498 Comments Post a Comment
  1. kamdaraji
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    Salah goal, Mane assist

    1. FPL Pillars
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Thanks for the heads up.

    2. DA Minnion
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      That would be 18 points for me.

      1. bitm2007
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        24 for me, 5 for the goal, 3 for the assist, both times 3.

        1. kamdaraji
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 18 days ago

          you can't get treble points for both!

          1. Rupert The Horse
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 18 days ago

            5+3*3 =?

        2. DA Minnion
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 18 days ago

          Have you two triple captains.

          1. bitm2007
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 18 days ago

            True but a triple GW would be nice.

      2. kamdaraji
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        might be more more with pending bonus

    3. GARY AND JAMIE
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Certainly more likely than Mo passing to Sadio

    4. Holmes
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      VAR says NO

      1. Big Hands Barry
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 18 days ago

        DONT

  2. Jullepuu
      2 months, 18 days ago

      What to do here? Got 2 free transfers and 1.1 in the bank. Worth it to get Fleck in for Hayden so I can bench Ings?

      Guaita Button
      TAA Soy Lund Sidibe Reid
      Mane Salah KDB Grealish Hayden
      DCL Vardy Ings

      1. antis0cial
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        You have asked the same question about 5 times today! Hayden got decent fixtures coming up and in some form for bench fodder. I'd get another S.Utd def in or Guaita to Hendo

        1. Jullepuu
            2 months, 18 days ago

            True. Haven't got many answers though and I'm a bored young boy. Cheers for the good suggestions!

        2. PastaFasul
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 18 days ago

          Why bench Ings? He scored against Liverpool last time.

          1. Jullepuu
              2 months, 18 days ago

              They have kept so many clean sheets in a row. Maybe I should just play him

          2. Fulchester's New Centr…
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 18 days ago

            Reid, Soy or Sidibe to an extra SHU def seems the obvious one

            1. Jullepuu
                2 months, 18 days ago

                Soy might be the one to go but I'm not sure which SHU def to go for

                1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 18 days ago

                  Baldock if for Soy

                  1. Jullepuu
                      2 months, 18 days ago

                      Cheers! Fullbacks worth the extra cash over the centrebacks?

                      1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                        • 2 Years
                        2 months, 18 days ago

                        I reckon, compare the points to OOP Lund even

                        1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                          • 2 Years
                          2 months, 18 days ago

                          they are wide mids really

                          1. Jullepuu
                              2 months, 18 days ago

                              Very true. Need to compare Baldock and Stevens then

              • DA Minnion
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 18 days ago

                Started Greenwood instead of Ings. Should match him at least.

                1. FPL Pillars
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 18 days ago

                  yeah 1 pointer a piece at least

                2. antis0cial
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 18 days ago

                  Started Greenwood and Ings, love a 1 pointer!

              • kamdaraji
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 18 days ago

                anyone fancy a 100 points haul this week?

                1. Big Hands Barry
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 18 days ago

                  yes please

                2. antis0cial
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 18 days ago

                  I'd like 100+ every week, but unfortunately peaked at 86 in... gw1!

                  1. kamdaraji
                    • 10 Years
                    2 months, 18 days ago

                    might be possible for me with 23 points from 4 so far, so would need to average 5.5 points per player to reach the ton

                    1. antis0cial
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 18 days ago

                      16 from 4 here, need Salah TC to grab a couple of hattricks, not asking much...

                    2. FirMinaMiMo
                        2 months, 18 days ago

                        15 from 4 ... expecting a son haul 🙂

                  2. Big Bambora
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 18 days ago

                    Nah I would prefer fewer.

                  3. YEAH PITCH!
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 18 days ago

                    Obviously

                  4. Stimps
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 18 days ago

                    What's the catch?

                  5. Brooksy86
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 18 days ago

                    Think Salah back to back hatties and Liverpool cleanies are the only thing that can bail me out

                  6. bench boost for every gamew…
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 18 days ago

                    that went down the drain last night, two 1 pointers and two 2 pointers. Vardy get a brace and Martial a goal or two then maybe if Liverpool gears it up. As long as Salah and Mané does better than TAA and Martial gets something i´m fine

                  7. Dthinger
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 18 days ago

                    Yeah I think it’s within reach. I expect 50 points from my Liverpool assets (Salah tc) and I’m already on 21 points so I don’t think it’s unreasonable to hope for 29 points from Vardy Cantwell and Jiménez

                3. kamdaraji
                  • 10 Years
                  2 months, 18 days ago

                  my highest was 77 in GW6 mainly due to 34 points from captain DeBruyne

                  1. Lord Tachanka
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 18 days ago

                    *vice

                    😉

                4. Jinswick
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  2 months, 18 days ago

                  Best move here?

                  A) Soy -> Lundy
                  B) Aurier -> Lundy
                  C) Moura -> Grealish

                  Ryan
                  TAA, Soyuncu, Williams
                  Salah, Mane, Martial, Moura
                  Vardy, Ings, Greenwood

                  Button, Zabaleta, Aurier, Dendoncker
                  Bank 0.4m, 1FT

                  1. FirMinaMiMo
                      2 months, 18 days ago

                      Lundy price ll distrub! 🙂 Many alternatives will be at that range!

                      Sounds like no belief at spurs ! Sit bck nd watch tdy game 🙂 nd fix the team ! Cheers

                  2. NielsvanDelft
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 18 days ago

                    Sheffield triple-up for the next 6? Defence: Hendo, The Lord and one of Stevens/Baldock.
                    Or would you rather switch Cantwell to Fleck?

                    1. GARY AND JAMIE
                      • 6 Years
                      2 months, 18 days ago

                      My one worry is they run out of steam second half of season

                      1. NielsvanDelft
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        2 months, 18 days ago

                        They will play one match a week for the most weeks, and they look really solid and they play like a real team because of Chris Wilder. I can't see them running out of steam.

                    2. antis0cial
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 18 days ago

                      Double def is enough for me. Fleck could be decent though.

                      1. FirMinaMiMo
                          2 months, 18 days ago

                          This^

                    3. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 18 days ago

                      Having Salah as captain doesn’t even feel exciting for me considering the amount of TCs he has

                      1. Holmes
                        • 6 Years
                        2 months, 18 days ago

                        Not many TCer. His EO is below 100

                      2. Fit_to_drop
                          2 months, 18 days ago

                          Well there are approx 7m fantasy accounts out there and the chances of you being the only one to think of triple captaining him for a double gameweek would be fairly low i would think.....

                      3. nibby
                        • 7 Years
                        2 months, 18 days ago

                        Hows my wildcard team looking?

                        Henderson Pope
                        Robbo TAA Lunds Lascelles Taylor
                        Salah KDB grelish Fleck Deno
                        Kun Jimi Ings

                        Thoughts? Which other player should i be concern of not owning? Not went for Mane and Vardy cause of their ownership.

                        1. bitm2007
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 5 Years
                          2 months, 18 days ago

                          Different double Pool, Sheff Utd and Burnley at back, I'd switch Taylor to Mariappa.

                      4. andres
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 8 Years
                        2 months, 18 days ago

                        ANy advice how to use my 2FTs?

                        Sidibe, Vardy => Aguero, Holgate, Stephens?

                        Hedno
                        Sidibe TAA Soy
                        Kdb Mane Salah Traore
                        DCL Vardy Ings

                        Lund, Cantwell, Kelly 1.7, 2FT.

                        1. FirMinaMiMo
                            2 months, 18 days ago

                            Seems like the time has came to swap vardy !

                          • The_Fish
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 1 Year
                            2 months, 18 days ago

                            Traore to Grealish and hold the 2nd.

                          • antis0cial
                            • 3 Years
                            2 months, 18 days ago

                            See how Leicester do tonight. Pep will concentrate on Champions League so I see a lot of rotation for Aguero in the league.

                            1. pavlev
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 9 Years
                              2 months, 18 days ago

                              This is what's stopping me.

                        2. kaner123
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 5 Years
                          2 months, 18 days ago

                          Any news on whether Williams starts for ManU? Hoping not so I get Stephens 11 pts off bench.

                          1. RECKLESS
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 7 Years
                            2 months, 18 days ago

                            If u dint want to play Williams vs BUR H why even have him?

                            1. sunzip14
                              • 3 Years
                              2 months, 18 days ago

                              he has played him. Hence the question!

                            2. kaner123
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 5 Years
                              2 months, 18 days ago

                              Played him, but he is unlikely to match Stephens pts already in the ‘Bank’.

                          2. Fulchester's New Centr…
                            • 2 Years
                            2 months, 18 days ago

                            No news, but Evening News thinks he probably will.

                          3. Stimps
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 6 Years
                            2 months, 18 days ago

                            Same boat as you... He'll come on to protect a 1-0 lead in the 85th minute

                            1. Max City
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 3 Years
                              2 months, 18 days ago

                              Lol

                        3. Daghe Munegu
                          • 3 Years
                          2 months, 18 days ago

                          Next gw. Play one

                          A Ings (liv)
                          B Moura (MCI)
                          C Rico ( AVL)

                          1. FirMinaMiMo
                              2 months, 18 days ago

                              A

                            • Fulchester's New Centr…
                              • 2 Years
                              2 months, 18 days ago

                              C, Rico's got his mojo back.

                              1. Max City
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 3 Years
                                2 months, 18 days ago

                                Agree

                          2. FPL Dancer
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 3 Years
                            2 months, 18 days ago

                            Anyone forget to press 'Save' when enabling the Triple Captain Chip?

                            1. bitm2007
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 5 Years
                              2 months, 18 days ago

                              no but I might have done that last year when my GW37 BB didn't register.

                          3. GuenDoozy
                              2 months, 18 days ago

                              Think Martinelli can keep his starting spot now that Auba is back? Definitely better than Lacazette at the moment

                              1. The_Fish
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 1 Year
                                2 months, 18 days ago

                                Possible but risky.

                                1. GuenDoozy
                                    2 months, 18 days ago

                                    Not much risk at 4.5m

                                2. TAT
                                  • 2 Years
                                  2 months, 18 days ago

                                  Personally, I think Martinelli will be an option to come on from the bench, and a player they will have no trouble starting in other competitions.

                                  I might consider a 3-5-2 when I WC, and being an Arsenal fan, Martinelli might be my third striker.

                                  1. TAT
                                    • 2 Years
                                    2 months, 18 days ago

                                    have no doubts starting in other competitions.*

                                  2. GuenDoozy
                                      2 months, 18 days ago

                                      I brought in Tosun for Ings (Yikes). Palace we so bad and Tosuns performance was terrible, shift him out to Martinelli for a 1 week punt before I get ings back?

                                      1. TAT
                                        • 2 Years
                                        2 months, 18 days ago

                                        If you don't have any other pressing issues, or funds to get someone else that might be less likely to get rotated, then maybe.

                                        1. GuenDoozy
                                            2 months, 18 days ago

                                            I have the funds to get Deeney. I'm just being stubborn now, because I picked Tosun over him

                                            1. TAT
                                              • 2 Years
                                              2 months, 18 days ago

                                              I don't know about Watford to be honest. I went from Sarr to Doucouré, but kinda regret going down that route. Happy with Foster though. As a punt, you might as well go with Martinelli, IMO. I think in current form, Arteta will think twice about benching him. He will get minutes at least.

                                        2. bench boost for every gamew…
                                          • 3 Years
                                          2 months, 18 days ago

                                          so one transfer then one more? I would just leave Tosun and get Ings after Pool.

                                    • Greenbackbøøg…
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 5 Years
                                      2 months, 18 days ago

                                      I think so, can easily play alongside Auba and Laca is on a dry spell

                                      1. GuenDoozy
                                          2 months, 18 days ago

                                          I'd go on to say that he should even start ahead of Pepe based on current form

                                      2. The 12th Man
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 6 Years
                                        2 months, 18 days ago

                                        I like him. It’s nice the fact we have Greenwood and Martinelli at a similar price.
                                        If Gordon can start playing a few games for Everton we might have a third.

                                        1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                                          • 2 Years
                                          2 months, 18 days ago

                                          Not much need for ultra budget forward line this year though.

                                    • I Member
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 4 Years
                                      2 months, 18 days ago

                                      I have exact money for Pope to Henderson. Would you do it tonight before the price rise or wait and get another keeper?

                                      1. Aftermath
                                        • 4 Years
                                        2 months, 18 days ago

                                        Do it

                                      2. Fulchester's New Centr…
                                        • 2 Years
                                        2 months, 18 days ago

                                        Do it - be aware he will have a couple of blanks at least though.

                                        1. Pompel
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 6 Years
                                          2 months, 18 days ago

                                          Also looking to get him in , but hadnt realised that. Which GWs would that be?

                                          1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                                            • 2 Years
                                            2 months, 18 days ago

                                            He can't play Man U in GW31 and they are still in the cup. I think there is a blank if Villa reach league cup final too - but this is off the top of my head at the moment.

                                      3. svg53
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 1 Year
                                        2 months, 18 days ago

                                        Do it....gameweek 31 is almost certainly free hit week and there's a good chance Villa won't make the league cup final.

                                    • Dont_Win_Friends_With_Salah…
                                      • 2 Years
                                      2 months, 18 days ago

                                      Bottomed... I hate having money ITB (in fpl terms obviously). Would you upgrade with 1FT and 2million?

                                      Ryan
                                      TAA Digne Soy
                                      Mane KDB Martial Grealish
                                      Vardy Jiminez Firmino

                                      Button Cantwell Rico Kabasele

                                      1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                                        • 2 Years
                                        2 months, 18 days ago

                                        Wouldn't make much of a dent in your cash ITB, but I'd get on SHU defence train.

                                      2. Max City
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 3 Years
                                        2 months, 18 days ago

                                        I'd looking for a SOU def..

                                    • El Magico5
                                      • 3 Years
                                      2 months, 18 days ago

                                      Thinking of wc'ing to this,

                                      Hendo, button
                                      Taa, Lund, Stephens, Williams, Holgate
                                      Mane, Kdb, grealish, traore, hayden
                                      Kun, Vardy, Fimino

                                      From
                                      McCarthy, Guaita
                                      Taa, Soy, Lund, Dunk, Holgate
                                      Mane, Kdb, Madds, grealish, hayden
                                      Vardy, Firmino, Ings

                                      What you reckon? I feel like going for it, 200k ovr

                                      1. Max City
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 3 Years
                                        2 months, 18 days ago

                                        I'd wait for at least all teams have played their GW24 games..

                                        1. El Magico5
                                          • 3 Years
                                          2 months, 18 days ago

                                          Yeah waiting until tomorrow before deciding. What do you think of the team?

                                      2. My heart goes Salalalalah
                                        • 3 Years
                                        2 months, 18 days ago

                                        Firmino to Ings and upgrade Maddison

                                      3. Fit_to_drop
                                          2 months, 18 days ago

                                          Id lose Guaita. Excellent keeper but the line in front of him is starting to look more porous by the day...

                                      4. MANGE TOUT RODNEY
                                        • 4 Years
                                        2 months, 18 days ago

                                        Finally going to get rid of Alli but I'm not blown away by the replacements:

                                        A. Mahrez
                                        B. Grealish
                                        C. Richarlison
                                        D. Maddison
                                        E. Martial
                                        F. Zaha

                                        ?

                                        1. Mini Mahouse
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 7 Years
                                          2 months, 18 days ago

                                          Martial

                                          1. Max City
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 3 Years
                                            2 months, 18 days ago

                                            Martial is the best out of those I reckon

                                        2. phily4321
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 1 Year
                                          2 months, 18 days ago

                                          Agree with Martial

                                        3. bench boost for every gamew…
                                          • 3 Years
                                          2 months, 18 days ago

                                          I have martial and for me, Rash out will mean i watch this game closely and if my predictions are right he will be out if not before Wolves then after. I think United and martial will be lesser without Rash. Might be on pens, but Mata gaining more minutes and he will take them if on.

                                      5. phily4321
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 1 Year
                                        2 months, 18 days ago

                                        A) Sheffield defender in for Kelly (double up)
                                        B) Replace Abraham (jimenez/Martinelli)
                                        C) Do both for a -4 if abraham is definitely out

                                      6. The 12th Man
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 6 Years
                                        2 months, 18 days ago

                                        Save the FT ?
                                        Henderson
                                        TAA,Digne,Lascelles
                                        Salah,Mane, KDB, Son,Grealish
                                        DCL, Deeney

                                        McCarthy,Greenwood,Williams,Lundstrum.

                                        1. Holmes
                                          • 6 Years
                                          2 months, 18 days ago

                                          Yep.

                                          Was dropping Vardy easy?

                                          1. The 12th Man
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 6 Years
                                            2 months, 18 days ago

                                            I was going to drop him anyway after a West Ham so though I might as well make the move whilst on WC and take any Vardy points on the chin.

                                            Up to 400k now with a couple of of the wall decisions like Pukki(c) .
                                            Hoping Son covers the Vardy points this week then maybe looking at Son,Deeney > Fleck,Aubamayang in a couple of weeks.

                                            1. Holmes
                                              • 6 Years
                                              2 months, 18 days ago

                                              Sounds good

                                              Was just wondering if it was an easy decision or not since I have been thinking about dropping Vardy/Kevin and it gives headache when looking at all possibilities 😆

                                              1. The 12th Man
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                • 6 Years
                                                2 months, 18 days ago

                                                Yeh I left Vardy in as long as possible before I made the final decision. I’m not viewing it as lost value. I’m using the profit to move on and do something else.
                                                If he merits consideration again, and he will I’m sure then I won’t hesitate to bring him in again at the higher price.

                                                I wanted to keep one City attacker and KDB seems the most nailed and consistent scorer.
                                                I can see how it’s a difficult decision though to drop these highly owned players who have done well. At 800k though I’d rather take the risk and try something different. If I fail I’m 1m if It works then I rise.

                                                So it wasn’t that easy to drop Vardy as he’s a good FPL player but hoping an alternative way can make a few more points.

                                                1. My heart goes Salalalalah
                                                  • 3 Years
                                                  2 months, 18 days ago

                                                  Yep. I don't see anything in tied value or team value. I only believe that profit on a player is important. Maybe I'm just daft?

                                                  1. bench boost for every gamew…
                                                    • 3 Years
                                                    2 months, 18 days ago

                                                    finally some sense about this value business. Thank you.
                                                    Why come it be so hard to understand the plain logic if you sell a player for more than you bought him for you have gained profit not lost value?

                                                    My point is simple, if you don´t sell a player it´s because you don´t want to lose him, as in KDB, i´ll keep for a while but not because i had money tied up in him but because i think there´s little to nothing better to do with the money. We don´t have the lure of Hazard and such now, just the Liverpool guys and when Rashfords gone and Spurs totally misfiring then the best bet is to find the best budget options. I´m failing in that deprtament, Maupay is not mentioned-)

                                                2. Holmes
                                                  • 6 Years
                                                  2 months, 18 days ago

                                                  Yeah, if not now, then when? Worst case scenario we drop further but that won't make any difference 😀

                                                  1. My heart goes Salalalalah
                                                    • 3 Years
                                                    2 months, 18 days ago

                                                    See my post below Holmes. Care to reply?

                                      7. Stimps
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 6 Years
                                        2 months, 18 days ago

                                        Was all set to do Guaita to Hendo, but might keep Guaita and do Soy to Stevens to partner Lundy. Thoughts?

                                        1. The 12th Man
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 6 Years
                                          2 months, 18 days ago

                                          See how Leicester do against West Ham. Then decide.
                                          Both look Ok transfers.

                                        2. Holmes
                                          • 6 Years
                                          2 months, 18 days ago

                                          Good move

                                      8. yosim
                                          2 months, 18 days ago

                                          Aguero KDB or Mahrez ???

                                          1. Holmes
                                            • 6 Years
                                            2 months, 18 days ago

                                            Pick one and stick with that player

                                          2. GreennRed
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 8 Years
                                            2 months, 18 days ago

                                            De Bruyne.

                                            1. yosim
                                                2 months, 18 days ago

                                                just saw the Aguero hot topic, i think i'll go KDB, thanks

                                          3. mynameisq
                                            • 6 Years
                                            2 months, 18 days ago

                                            My last three triple captains have been utter fails of the highest order, all used in doubles all yielding barely any points, sane didn't reach 60 and then benched, Kane benched and then blank I believe or didn't even play. Mo Salah triple, surely my bad luck ends here

                                            1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                                              • 2 Years
                                              2 months, 18 days ago

                                              Bad luck. Think I did Sane too.

                                            2. Zico Senna
                                              • 8 Years
                                              2 months, 18 days ago

                                              Unless Salah does nothing and Mane reaps rewards

                                            3. My heart goes Salalalalah
                                              • 3 Years
                                              2 months, 18 days ago

                                              Also did Sané. And Kun gave me 9 points. Only Sanchez 57 vs Palace iirc was good ever

                                          4. Max City
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 3 Years
                                            2 months, 18 days ago

                                            Martial is the best out of those I reckon

                                          5. kuzser
                                            • 3 Years
                                            2 months, 18 days ago

                                            Not sure what to do with this team as have only 1ft and 0 itv.

                                            What would you recommend?
                                            1) save
                                            2) Soy-> Lascelles /SU def
                                            3) Alli->Martial
                                            4) Maddison-> Fleck
                                            5) anything else?

                                            McCarthy
                                            Vvd - TAA - Lund
                                            Grealish - Mane-Alli - KDB- Maddison
                                            Vardy - DCL

                                            Ings, Soy, Kelly

                                            1. GreennRed
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • 8 Years
                                              2 months, 18 days ago

                                              1.

                                            2. Big Hands Barry
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • 1 Year
                                              2 months, 18 days ago

                                              3 probably but assess after the games tonight to see how martial/alli look

                                            3. Fulchester's New Centr…
                                              • 2 Years
                                              2 months, 18 days ago

                                              3 for now

                                          6. tim
                                            • 10 Years
                                            2 months, 18 days ago

                                            Was quite surprised that only 3 out of 20 in my ML used TC chip.

                                            16p from 4 atmo.

                                            Need Salah to deliver tomorrow!

                                            1. GreennRed
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • 8 Years
                                              2 months, 18 days ago

                                              14 GW left after this to use it.

                                            2. Fulchester's New Centr…
                                              • 2 Years
                                              2 months, 18 days ago

                                              What's normal round here is not normal everywhere, even amongst "pros"

                                          7. My heart goes Salalalalah
                                            • 3 Years
                                            2 months, 18 days ago

                                            Anybody that can shed some light on best time to wildcard? I don't like hanging on to it too long. I feel like I miss points and wildcard to the template if I leave it late

                                            1. Fred54
                                              • 5 Years
                                              2 months, 18 days ago

                                              Always WC when your old team will vastly outscore your new one.

                                              1. My heart goes Salalalalah
                                                • 3 Years
                                                2 months, 18 days ago

                                                Always the case 😆

                                            2. Holmes
                                              • 6 Years
                                              2 months, 18 days ago

                                              Whenever your team needs it, not worth losing points just for the sake of saving WC.

                                              I think my team is ready for a WC, just need more info regarding BGW.

                                              1. Holmes
                                                • 6 Years
                                                2 months, 18 days ago

                                                And by losing points I dont mean hits. I mean not getting good players and sticking with non performers.

                                                If couple of hits can solve the problem, then obviously save WC

                                              2. My heart goes Salalalalah
                                                • 3 Years
                                                2 months, 18 days ago

                                                Pope Button
                                                TAA VVD Soy Lundstram Dunk
                                                Mané KdB Son Grealish Dendo
                                                Vardy Tammy DCL

                                                4 or 5 50/50 players, but I'm not sure that I want many other? Digne I really want. 0.6itb

                                                1. Holmes
                                                  • 6 Years
                                                  2 months, 18 days ago

                                                  Why Digne? Fixtures about to get tough.

                                                  I think that team is good enough, couple of moves and you will be sorted. No major surgery required unless you are planning to get rid of Kevin/Vardy.

                                                  1. My heart goes Salalalalah
                                                    • 3 Years
                                                    2 months, 18 days ago

                                                    I'm not even considering losing them. Cheers for the responses mate. Will hold

                                                2. The 12th Man
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  • 6 Years
                                                  2 months, 18 days ago

                                                  I like your team.
                                                  I got in Digne this week with a view to shifting to James when Chelsea s fixtures get better.

                                              3. Magic Zico
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                • 1 Year
                                                2 months, 18 days ago

                                                This mine to

                                            3. Kun Tozser
                                              • 4 Years
                                              2 months, 18 days ago

                                              Who are you desperate to get in?

                                              1. My heart goes Salalalalah
                                                • 3 Years
                                                2 months, 18 days ago

                                                See above reply to Holmes. Really only Digne. Kun maybe, but even more rotation incoming I think

                                                1. Kun Tozser
                                                  • 4 Years
                                                  2 months, 18 days ago

                                                  Tammy and Dunk > Ings and Digne get you there?

                                                  Not sure why you want Digne fwiw

                                                  Would defo hold my WC

                                                  1. My heart goes Salalalalah
                                                    • 3 Years
                                                    2 months, 18 days ago

                                                    Exactly. Digne just a gut feel and differential. Don't see the need now. Will probably just do Tammy to Ings

                                            4. Fulchester's New Centr…
                                              • 2 Years
                                              2 months, 18 days ago

                                              We'll know more after FA Cup games at the weekend and League Cup semis mid-week next week.

                                          8. Better Call Raul
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            2 months, 18 days ago

                                            Very early stages WC draft

                                            2.3 itb

                                            Henderson-Button
                                            TAA-Gomez-Lundstram-Stephens- Lascelles
                                            Salah-KdB-Redmond-Traore-Cantwell
                                            Aubameyang-Vardy-Deeney

                                            Would then do Deeney -> Ings for GW26, although maybe triple Southampton not the best idea even with great fixtures?

                                            Appreciate any feedback 🙂

                                            1. Here's Tom with the We…
                                              • 8 Years
                                              2 months, 18 days ago

                                              Gomez a big risk now. Not keen on Redmond

                                              1. Better Call Raul
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                2 months, 18 days ago

                                                Why is Gomez a risk ? I must have missed something

                                                1. Here's Tom with the We…
                                                  • 8 Years
                                                  2 months, 18 days ago

                                                  Matip is back.

                                              2. Kun Tozser
                                                • 4 Years
                                                2 months, 18 days ago

                                                Why?

                                            2. Fulchester's New Centr…
                                              • 2 Years
                                              2 months, 18 days ago

                                              I'd do what you are: go all in on Soton (if you can bench next week), Liv and SHU first and see how much cash you have left.

                                              1. Better Call Raul
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                2 months, 18 days ago

                                                Fleck for Cantwell as 5th mid maybe?

                                                1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                                                  • 2 Years
                                                  2 months, 18 days ago

                                                  For starters yes. Cantwell only performs at home and Norwich will be down pretty soon anyway.

                                            3. wilson007
                                                2 months, 18 days ago

                                                Wouldn't go for Redmond myself, that guy is a troll. Defence looks good considering fixtures, think midfield is a bit weak though.

                                                1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                                                  • 2 Years
                                                  2 months, 18 days ago

                                                  Like Soton, but this is true. Redmond is a pretty decent player, but an FPL troll. Rather have JWP.

                                            4. RED_ARMY
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • 3 Years
                                              2 months, 18 days ago

                                              Mad to consider Auba from next gameweek ?

                                              1. ritzyd
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                • 2 Years
                                                2 months, 18 days ago

                                                He is banned for the burnley game?

                                                1. Holmes
                                                  • 6 Years
                                                  2 months, 18 days ago

                                                  No

                                                  1. ritzyd
                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                    • 2 Years
                                                    2 months, 18 days ago

                                                    Was still red flagged this morning! Anyway, i'm considering it for sure, was planning for after burnley but may do this week then. Kinda depends on vardy later.

                                                    1. tisza
                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                      • 5 Years
                                                      2 months, 18 days ago

                                                      Flag comes off when GW completed

                                              2. Kun Tozser
                                                • 4 Years
                                                2 months, 18 days ago

                                                Yes if you can stretch to Kun

                                              3. Fred54
                                                • 5 Years
                                                2 months, 18 days ago

                                                No, 3 home games out of 4 after Burnley away and Arsenal performing better and better.

                                                1. bitm2007
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  • 5 Years
                                                  2 months, 18 days ago

                                                  it's the likely blank in-between that's putting me off.

                                              4. Zico Senna
                                                • 8 Years
                                                2 months, 18 days ago

                                                Not at all, why would it be mad?

                                                1. Here's Tom with the We…
                                                  • 8 Years
                                                  2 months, 18 days ago

                                                  Not mad, think I’ll get him in for Vardy.

                                              5. Fulchester's New Centr…
                                                • 2 Years
                                                2 months, 18 days ago

                                                Totally sane

                                            5. Bushman
                                              • 3 Years
                                              2 months, 18 days ago

                                              My team has been in free fall since Xmas so I'm thinking of playing an early WC. Any thoughts on this team would be appreciated thanks.

                                              Current team
                                              Schmeichel Button
                                              TAA Chilwell Holgate Rico Kelly
                                              Mane Salah Kdb Traore Nakamba
                                              Vardy Haller Greenwood

                                              1st draft WC team
                                              McCarthy Button
                                              TAA Gomez Holgate Egan Kelly
                                              Salah/Mane Kdb Grealish Trossard Cantwell
                                              Aguero Auba DCL

                                              Could downgrade a mid to upgrade sub keeper or get Deeney.
                                              Thoughts? Would you WC the above team? Thanks

                                              1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                                                • 2 Years
                                                2 months, 18 days ago

                                                Egan ok, but probably worst of SHU options.
                                                Kelly needs to go - Williams?
                                                Kun's time might be passed, down to Jimi/Ings and beef up Trossard or down to Greenwood/Martinelli and beef up both 4th and 5th mids?

                                                1. Bushman
                                                  • 3 Years
                                                  2 months, 18 days ago

                                                  Thanks. I'll play around with the team during tonight's game. It will be interesting to see if William's starts or Shaw.