Scout Notes

Ings benched as Saints continue to impress ahead of upcoming good fixtures

Crystal Palace 0-2 Southampton

  • Goals: Nathan Redmond (£6.2m), Stuart Armstrong (£5.2m)
  • Assists: Jack Stephens (£4.4m), Redmond
  • Bonus: Redmond x3, Stephens x2, Armstrong x1

Southampton continued their fantastic current form with a deserved win at Crystal Palace.

Over the last six matches, only all-conquering Liverpool can beat, and Manchester City match, the Saints’ run of four wins, one draw and a defeat.

Victory at Selhurst Park also showcased the side’s resilience as they bounced back from a weekend loss to Wolves.

They did so by completely nullifying Palace’s threat.

Never the most progressive of sides, Roy Hodgson’s men were entirely toothless and failed to muster a single effort on target.

But Southampton’s defensive solidity didn’t compromise their own attacking intent.

Goals from Nathan Redmond (£6.2m) and Stuart Armstrong (£5.2m) either side of the break underlined their superiority as the Saints had as many attempts on target (six) as their hosts managed shots.

Small wonder that coach Ralph Hasenhuttl declared it the side’s best away performance of the campaign.

We were unbelievably good in the first half. Quick moving, creating a lot of chances – I can’t believe it was only 1-0. In the second half we showed that we can stay concentrated for 90 minutes. To get a clean sheet here is good and to win here is not easy.

Redmond opened the scoring, from a Jack Stephens (£4.4m) assist, when he showed quick feet to free up space for a shot from the edge of the area.

He then turned provider for the second goal, Armstrong collecting his pass and curling home from range.

The Scottish midfielder’s strike was his second in three Gameweeks and his performance at Selhurst Park was a real eye-opener as he had three times as many shots as any other player.

Redmond’s contribution was more rounded, with the midfielder co-leading the way for chances created.

The pair dominated the bonus points and offer major differential potential over the next few Gameweeks.

Redmond is owned by 0.7% and Armstrong just 0.1% (that’s less than 10,000 managers all told) as the Saints prepare for a run involving Burnley, Aston Villa and Newcastle at home and trips to West Ham and Norwich – once a visit to Anfield is done and dusted, that is.

Hasenhuttl said of the pair:

It’s not easy to pick a player because I’m very proud of every player, especially the ‘number tens’ Armstrong and Reddy, who play the most demanding positions in my shape tactically. They did it fantastic against and with the ball, it was key to our win.

The team’s most popular player, the 29.4%-owned Danny Ings (£7.0m) had a night off. Sort of. He was, as widely touted, benched at Palace after figuring throughout the packed festive schedule.

Why Hasenhuttl then decided to give him a 20-minute run-out with the game as good as won was a bit of a mystery, but at least he survived it unscathed.

One player who didn’t was defender Cedric Soares (£4.8m), who lasted just 20 minutes before succumbing to a knock.

Hasenhuttl said afterwards that the full-back’s injury was “hopefully not too bad”.

Jan Bednarek (£4.4m) was absent with an Achilles problem, meanwhile.

Interest in the in-form Saints should continue apace, especially as they’ve now won four straight matches on the road to further add to their appeal.

Stephens looks to be the pick of a defence with three clean sheets from the last six games as he has also provided two assists and scored a goal in a fine run from Gameweek 18.

As for Palace, less is… less, at present.

The Eagles have drawn six of their last nine matches, keeping just one clean sheet, scoring less than a goal a game and managing a league-low 90 attempts.

Their most-owned player by some distance, Martin Kelly (£4.4m), now faces a challenge for his start from the fit-again Joel Ward (£4.3m), who replaced him at right-back on 61 minutes.

Manager Roy Hodgson decided to look to the future for an optimistic spin on things.

I’m thinking of recovering six players. Six players is a lot to recover in a squad and we’re not just talking about six players who never play. We’re talking about Christian Benteke, Andros Townsend, Mamadou Sakho, Jeffrey Schlupp, Patrick van Aanholt and Luka Milivojevic. All these guys are guys who normally play in the team. If you like, they’ll be new players by the time they come back because we’ve been doing without them for the last four or five weeks.

Their schedule is inviting enough but those returning players will need to make a dramatic impact if Fantasy managers are to be tempted by what is, at present, a decidedly lacklustre lot.

Crystal Palace XI (4-3-3): Guaita, Kelly (Ward 62′), Tomkins, Cahill, Riedewald, McCarthy, McArthur, Kouyate (Meyer 62′), Zaha, Ayew, Tosun (Wickham 69′).

Southampton XI (4-2-2-2): McCarthy, Cedric (Romeu 21′), Stephens, Vestergaard, Bertrand, Hojbjerg, Ward-Prowse, Armstrong, Redmond, Long (Ings 70′), Obafemi (Adams 84′).

Members Analysis

Everton 2-2 Newcastle United

  • Goals: Moise Kean (£6.4m), Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£6.0m) | Florian Lejeune (£4.4m) x2
  • Assists: Bernard (£6.4m), Lucas Digne (£5.8m) | Fabian Schar (£5.0m), Isaac Hayden (£4.3m)
  • Bonus: Kean x3 Digne x2 Lejeune x1

An even more ridiculously late comeback from Newcastle stole a point and all the accolades from what was an otherwise dominant Everton display.

When the much-maligned striker Moise Kean (£6.4m) walked off to a standing ovation after 70 minutes, he’d finally opened his account for the Toffees, the score was 2-0 and all was well on Merseyside.

Little had changed as the match entered the third of five minutes of time added on, but two minutes later, Magpies defender Florian Lejeune (£4.4m) had scored twice to stun the Goodison Park faithful.

The turnaround prompted Steve Bruce to issue some sage words of advice.

We probably didn’t deserve to get anything but we didn’t give up. It just shows you shouldn’t leave a game early:

His players clearly didn’t do that, but they didn’t exactly turn up early either – their only two shots on target all match came from Lejeune’s late, late goals. The first was an overhead kick from a corner and the second a finish from a scramble following another set play.

The assists came from Fabian Schar (£5.0m) and Isaac Hayden (£4.3m), the latter’s second big contribution in two matches after his (equally late) winner against Chelsea.

How Newcastle were ever allowed to nick a point from the game was down to a number of factors.

Kean, who broke his Everton duck with a decent finish under Martin Dubravka (£5.0m) after collecting Bernard‘s (£6.4m) through ball, formed an excellent partnership with Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£6.0m).

As if to prove that point, the English striker then doubled the advantage with his fifth goal in six matches, from a Lucas Digne (£5.8m) assist.

But despite firing in 17 attempts, eight of which were on target, the Toffees were either sloppy in front of goal, or found Dubravka at his usual shot-stopping best, with Kean, Bernard, Calvert-Lewin and the recalled Djibril Sidibe (£5.4m) all failing to convert good opportunities.

And when coach Carlo Ancelotti took both Kean and Bernard off in the second half, much of Everton’s attacking impetus went with them.

That allowed Newcastle some breathing space, and then their never-say-die attitude kicked in at the last.

Ancelotti was remarkably sanguine about it all post-match:

The fact is we played really well, the result is not what we wanted, but the performance can give us confidence for the next games.

Those next games will severely test that confidence.

After a trip to Watford and a visit from Crystal Palace, Everton will have to face Arsenal, Manchester United, Chelsea, Liverpool, Leicester and Spurs over a horrendous seven-match run.

That will surely dilute interest in their players, although their recent form – four wins and four draws from their last nine – has been highly promising.

Newcastle, meanwhile, are almost beyond rational examination.

They’ve won just once since Gameweek 18, but the nature of that victory, and Tuesday night’s draw, will have done wonders for their self-belief and their next 11 fixtures, trips to Arsenal and Manchester City aside, offer excellent prospects for further points.

Finding Fantasy gold in their ranks remains tricky, however.

They’re in the bottom three for attempts and chances created and are fourth-worst for goals scored, while defensively only Aston Villa have allowed more shots than the 378 they’ve given up.

Last-gasp goals aside, the only consistent theme of their season has been the form of Dubravka, who is Fantasy Premier League’s third-best keeper, with 92 points, and the game’s most prolific shot-stopper, with 97 saves to his name.

On the injury front, Bruce said of the players that were missing on Tuesday and of Joelinton (£5.5m):

Joelinton was struggling with an injury and we had no strikers. I didn’t want to put Jonjo on because he wasn’t right. I’m asking people to play out of position but they stuck at it.

I couldn’t play Saint-Maximin after seeing him yesterday so we left him behind. We hope he’s available for Saturday. 

Andy Carroll, DeAndre Yedlin and Nabil Bentaleb should be available too.

Everton XI (4-4-2): Pickford, Sidibe, Holgate, Mina, Digne, Walcott (Niasse 88′), Schneiderlin, Delph, Bernard (Davies 83′), Kean (Coleman 71′), Calvert-Lewin. 

Newcastle United XI (5-4-1): Dubravka, Hayden, Clark (Lejeune 70′), Lascelles, Fernandez, Ritchie, Atsu (Krafth 62′), S Longstaff, M Longstaff, Almiron; Joelinton (Schar 78′). 

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407 Comments Post a Comment
  1. My heart goes Salalalalah
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Party time!

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Pukkiii Partyyy

      1. FOO FIGHTER
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Can remember repeating that when it was still a party 🙁

        1. Bobby Digital
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 4 months ago

          Hey heyy... 9pts last week!

  2. FOO FIGHTER
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Tonight will be the decider on whether to get Son in or not. He is the perfect differential but if he is not going to score vs Norwich then that is a sign to stay away. Guess it also has much to do with Spurs form.

  3. Sir Alex Telles.
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Party time??? What's his EO?

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      84% in top 10k i think

  4. Sir Alex Telles.
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    hope benching Ings for Cantwell finally pays off.

    1. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      you benched Ings as team news leaked ya?

      don't understand the finally pays off part

    2. Jogas tanto Oliveira
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 4 months ago

      I should have done that .

  5. Lindelol
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Didn't use TC now I feel 'like I'm the only idiot in the world'

    1. Queens of the South Age
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      I didn't use it either. Just wait and see how it plays out.

    2. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Don’t worry I used it on Salah I’m an idiot aswel

    3. Lindelol
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      I know I can play it later but I don't want to get out of LMS. But hopefully Henderson's 11 pointer will save me.

    4. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Same here awaiting later in season, probably double Leicester or City?

      1. Lindelol
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Yes thats the plan.

  6. Lindelol
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Any chance of Vardy no show? blocking stephens points 😀

    1. Sir Alex Telles.
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      delete the 5 letters of your name

      1. Sir Alex Telles.
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        first 5**

      2. Tomerick
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Ick?

  7. kennethrhcp
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    My aim each year is top 100k... I don't get too carried away & aim top10k but would love it obviously. I've been playing since 06/07 & have finished outside top 100k twice (which I'm happy with tbh).

    Currently languishing 918.5k... is top 100k doable? Cant recall being this far off the pace post Xmas before

    History:
    2006/07: 14,247
    2007/08: 173,349
    2008/09: 30,003
    2009/10: 95,468
    2010/11: 19,351
    2011/12: 84,998
    2012/13: 6,334
    2013/14: 75,461
    2014/15: 21,701
    2015/16: 25,937
    2016/17: 28,502
    2017/18: 131,447
    2018/19: 2,866
    Avg for 13 seasons 54,590

    *repost as put on the end of last article

    1. Lindelol
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      you need to get the likes of Aguero, Son type of players and hope they do well.

      1. kennethrhcp
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        ya def need to gamble more... jumped on some bandwagons too late & stuck with them foolishly for too long when they dropped off

    2. Sir Alex Telles.
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      definitely doable. I hope you saved your TC or used it on firmino

      1. kennethrhcp
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        ammm… ya... lets say I did 🙂

        Used on Salah

    3. claretparrot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      I was 1.1m in GW12, and now right on the edge of top 100k (90k live rank).

      I haven't done anything maverick, just kept following the u/l stats and trying to be at least a bit patient with everyone I've bought in.

      In short, yes!

      1. kennethrhcp
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        cheers. I feel I'm doing nothing different to previous years but maybe that's my problem

        1. claretparrot
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 year, 4 months ago

          Just a case of isolating (and not repeating) the actual bad decisions amongst those that didn't work out. There'll be plenty in there that didn't work out but weren't bad decisions at all.

          You haven't become a bad player all of a sudden!

      2. THEKID_88
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        How do you see your live rank?

        1. kennethrhcp
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 year, 4 months ago

          https://www.livefpl.net/rank

          use your FPL id from gmwk hisory

        2. claretparrot
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 year, 4 months ago

          Right now, on the FPL site.

          Before leagues are updated, here:
          https://www.livefpl.net/rank

    4. Slartibartfast
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      I think so. I'm at 815k myself, which I believe is around 100pts away from 100k and that doesn't seem insurmountable.

      Have been struggling to consistently climb ranks I think from being too risk-averse. Hoping -4 for Haller and TC on Salah this GW will pay off and start a run of green arrows.

      1. kennethrhcp
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        when you say it as points (100) rather than 700/800k in places it def seems more doable alright.

        GL & thanks

        1. Slartibartfast
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 year, 4 months ago

          You too 🙂

      2. kamdaraji
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        haller -4 a poor move imo but GL

    5. The Legend Squad
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Went from 1.8m to 120k between GW10 and now.

      Comebacks are possible.

      1. Fulchester's New Centr…
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        You legend

        1. kennethrhcp
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 year, 4 months ago

          wish I was in that squad 🙂

      2. kennethrhcp
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        fair going!

    6. Snevitz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      I've gone from higher then 1m to inside top 100k in the last 10 weeks so definitely still possible.

      1. kennethrhcp
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Cheers for the reply, I was thinking was it harder to climb places late on in the season as it's more serious managers left playing rather than the more casual lads early on who may have lost interest after a few weeks

        1. kamdaraji
          • 11 Years
          1 year, 4 months ago

          climbed 100k places to about 740k this week. feels like progess!

        2. PastaConcerto
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 year, 4 months ago

          GW 9 I was 1.8 million...GW 10 818K....currently sitting inside the top 150K. So yeah quite possible. I did not even have some of the more profitable bandwagons like Ings, fairly template squad with a few lucky differentials.

        3. AndyCook
            1 year, 4 months ago

            It gets harder as the gaps get bigger week by week, but best of luck

      2. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Another proof of season of the casual. Saw a post on reddit as well with a proven professional at 1.5m rank. Luck has been through the roof this season with casuals profiting.

        1. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 year, 4 months ago

          To answer your question, it should be possible, but you definitely need differential punts. Kun could be a good start as many might think they have missed out and get scared about "red" fixtures which is not accurate considering City dont really have red fixtures.

          1. kamdaraji
            • 11 Years
            1 year, 4 months ago

            can you see your live rank during games?

            1. Brosstan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 year, 4 months ago

              yes at livefpl.net

      3. Forgetmeknot
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        I climbed from 2.5m to 500k in a single game week. Granted it was earlier in the season with a good score but it seems like scores are more closely clumped this year

      4. kennethrhcp
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        thanks all for the replies

    7. Woy_is_back
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Vardy, Martial, Aurier tonight. Expecting 30 points from them. Too optimistic?

      1. Lindelol
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        won't mind if Vardy scores 26 of them

        1. Woy_is_back
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 4 months ago

          why not, punish those sellers 😉

      2. Fulchester's New Centr…
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Vardy: 20
        Tony: 15
        Serge: -5
        Total: 30

        Sounds about right to me

        1. Lindelol
          • 2 Years
          1 year, 4 months ago

          Tony on penalties so hopefully he will get -5

        2. Woy_is_back
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 4 months ago

          Aurier will either get -1 or 15 hehe

      3. Here's Tom with the We…
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        A bit. Closer to 20 would be a great result.

        1. Woy_is_back
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 4 months ago

          Aurier with the majority of teh points would the best. Major differential

          1. kamdaraji
            • 11 Years
            1 year, 4 months ago

            nah I want Gazzinga with all the points

          2. Lindelol
            • 2 Years
            1 year, 4 months ago

            my rule no. 13 states that never raise your hopes for a defender.

      4. kamdaraji
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        no chance

    8. Richarlidad
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Anybody keen on this team from GW26 onwards...?

      McCarthy
      Trent, Robbo, Lundy, Baldock
      Salah, KDB, Fleck
      Aguero, Auba, Ings

      McGovern, Douglas, Tanganga, Dendoncker

      I'm guessing no, but really not liking mid-priced midfielder options from GW26 onwards.

      1. Pras Scott Talent
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Both your premium strikers will blank in GW28

        1. Fulchester's New Centr…
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 4 months ago

          This much more important than anything I've said.

      2. Fulchester's New Centr…
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        It does look a bit wrong and bench is a horror show.
        Hayden at 4.3 and Button at 3.9 if you are going that way.

        1. Richarlidad
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 4 months ago

          Indeed but thinking if it goes wrong I have my wildcard to bail me out.

          1. Fulchester's New Centr…
            • 3 Years
            1 year, 4 months ago

            Sorry, thought it was a WC, not concentrating.
            As Mr Stones, one of my teachers at school used to say: "Try it, if you like it great; if you don't, fine. But at least you've tried it."

    9. ItOnlyTook9Years
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Greenwood and Williams both gonna start tonight?

      1. kamdaraji
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        no

        1. kamdaraji
          • 11 Years
          1 year, 4 months ago

          be worried, be very worried

          1. ItOnlyTook9Years
            • 5 Years
            1 year, 4 months ago

            Ings or Rico coming in 🙂

      2. Here's Tom with the We…
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Yes. De Gea
        AWB Lindy Maquire Williams
        Fred Matic
        Greenwood Mata James
        Martial

        1. ItOnlyTook9Years
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 4 months ago

          Hurrah

          1. kamdaraji
            • 11 Years
            1 year, 4 months ago

            De Gea finally dropped tonight?

      3. Klaren
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Greenwood probably yes, Williams probably not but neither is certain.

      4. Fulchester's New Centr…
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Williams maybe; Greenie on in 87th minute

    10. Flying Dutchman
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Sorry for the stupid question

      What is the last date to play this wildcard?

      1. Pras Scott Talent
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        GW37

      2. ItOnlyTook9Years
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        End of the season

        1. kamdaraji
          • 11 Years
          1 year, 4 months ago

          for GW38?

          1. ItOnlyTook9Years
            • 5 Years
            1 year, 4 months ago

            Sure, why not

      3. Richarlidad
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        9th May

      4. FPL.team
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        GW38

      5. Stoic
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        GW 38

      6. Fulchester's New Centr…
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Can't carry it over to next year

    11. Daghe Munegu
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      To play next gw

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

      1. kamdaraji
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        c

      2. Fulchester's New Centr…
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        C

      3. wulfrunian
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        b

      4. St Pauli Walnuts
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        a

        1. larryofiah
          • 1 Year
          1 year, 4 months ago

          a - ings rested and keen to do well against old club
          moura not a good pick with laporte back and rico is a hateful creature who should never be trusted ... completely ruined my xmas run

    12. chaser123
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Lundstram.....is it time to get rid?

      1. Maddamotha
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Nah, not if you bought him at 4.0

        1. chaser123
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 4 months ago

          Don't care if he's been dropped?

        2. Polka Wakey O'Dot
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 year, 4 months ago

          What has that got to do with it?...you can’t keep playing somebody just because they happened to be cheap a few months ago.

          1. Maddamotha
            • 4 Years
            1 year, 4 months ago

            Uhhhh he has been dropped once after a lot of games. So it has a lot to do with it. He has been an integral part of a team that has been overacheiving this season, and he is dropped/rested once, and you think people should sell him ahead of the fixtures coming up? Its called being sensible. Most players have 4.0 fodders, so why would I sell him for another 4.0, which you cant come by now, that is also nailed.

            So if you bought him close to 5.0 I get it, but if you bought for 4.0 I think it would be unsensible, at least until we get further prove that he is indeed dropped/ second choice now.

      2. POLSKA GOLA
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Hell no

        1. chaser123
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 4 months ago

          Think he will break back into the team?

      3. Polka Wakey O'Dot
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Of course it is...Have you seen his scores over the last dozen matches or so....he’s only scored over 2pts twice and sits way down the form league.

        1. chaser123
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 4 months ago

          I'm thinking of getting a different SHU defender. They have a great run of fixtures...

      4. Fulchester's New Centr…
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Just had a rest. If you got him early, might as well keep, even as bench filth.

      5. The 12th Man
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        If he loses his place then yes.
        Egan,O’Connell,Stephens,Holgate,Williams,Webster , the Newcastle boys to name a few at a similar price.

        1. Polka Wakey O'Dot
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 year, 4 months ago

          Lascelles (4.2) rotates fantastically well with a Soton defender for just about the rest of the season. No risk.

    13. wulfrunian
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      What would you do here?

      Ramsdale
      Rico Sidibe Gomez
      Maddison Grealish Martial Salah
      Vardy Wilson(c) Firmino

      1ft 2.4itb

      a)Aurier->Lundstram/Fernandez
      b)Maddison->Pepe
      c)save

      1. Fulchester's New Centr…
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        A to a diff SHU defender?

        1. wulfrunian
          • 4 Years
          1 year, 4 months ago

          Why not Lundstram?

          1. Fulchester's New Centr…
            • 3 Years
            1 year, 4 months ago

            Although OOP form not great at all. Wing-backs are the place to be.

            1. wulfrunian
              • 4 Years
              1 year, 4 months ago

              cheers

    14. Pad Randa (The OG)
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Need either Cantwell or Williams to miss out in a major way. Otherwise I just wasted four points to get Haller...

      1. Fulchester's New Centr…
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Shaw could well start, but not sure if his little legs will last 90 mins.

        1. Pad Randa (The OG)
          • 9 Years
          1 year, 4 months ago

          Last time he started, so did Williams...

          1. Fulchester's New Centr…
            • 3 Years
            1 year, 4 months ago

            Don't think they'll park the bus at home to Burnley, but I'd be worried if I were you

            1. Pad Randa (The OG)
              • 9 Years
              1 year, 4 months ago

              I am deffo concerned. Then again, both he and Cantwell could haul.

    15. kamdaraji
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      for the last 8 gws I have been yoyoing at between about 700 and 900k in overall rank. it's really frustrating

      1. Fulchester's New Centr…
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        I've been around 300k for what feels like forever. Mainly tiny green arrows and then a slightly larger red bump. Hugely annoying.

      2. Holmes
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Its time for a change. Its time to unleash the beast.

      3. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Ive had constant 100k rank drops almost every week since gw13... at 1.4m now, nothing has gone right at all since middle of november

    16. tats_lads
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Jimenez or Maddison???

      1. Holmes
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Jimenez

    17. The 12th Man
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=quWtWWmj-lk

      RIP Terry
      A legend.

      1. wulfrunian
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        "He was far more than one of the funniest writer-performers of his generation, he was the complete Renaissance comedian - writer, director, presenter, historian, brilliant children's author, and the warmest, most wonderful company you could wish to have."

      2. A Kun & Mateta
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        RIP, tis but a scratch. True legend. We need his humour more than ever.

      3. HashAttack
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Shame, RIP ... should we all club together and get him a shrubbery

    18. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Shane Long or Martinelli as 8th attacking player?

      1. FPL Pillars
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Don’t like either but you would think Martinelli will not feature first team every week so because of that Shane long out the two.

        1. Holmes
          • 7 Years
          1 year, 4 months ago

          True. Can get Jimenez but that means selling Kevin for a 6.9m mid

    19. Nightf0x
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Ryan (buton)
      Taa lund sidibe (lund simpson)
      Kdb mane salah martial (traore)
      Vardy dcl maupay

      Which?
      A) simpson to 4.3 def., Bench sidibe
      B) martial to grealish/fleck
      C) martial simpson -4 to grealish/fleck egan/o'conel/other u suggest, bench sidibe
      D) vardy martial -4 to auba fleck/grealish
      E) vardy sidibe -4 to auba egan/basham
      F) roll ft

      1. wulfrunian
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        f

    20. FOO FIGHTER
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Think I may switch back to double Pool defence after this GW is done.

      Whenever I have had both Mane and Salah it has not really paid off.

      Gotta happen this time round though!

      1. FPL Pillars
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Save yourselves some hassle and stop Hokey Cokey pool players

      2. Holmes
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Double attack was specifically for upcoming fixtures and not for this double or before that.

      3. HashAttack
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        I may switch Firmino to a defender - but no point doing it for the Ings visit and then Norwich away, so probably after that

    21. KP - FPL
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      I'm getting nervous now that Lucas Moura won't start now.

      He should start right? RIGHT?

      😀

      1. Holmes
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        If Mourinho wants to lose, then he wont start

        1. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 year, 4 months ago

          Moura was insipid up top last game..

    22. golden skulltula 69
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Hi! Best defender under £4.5?

      A. Williams.
      B. Holgate.
      C. Lascelles.
      D. Tanganga.
      E. Carthcart.
      F. Egan (I have Lundstram).

      Thanks!

      1. RamaJama
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        B

        1. golden skulltula 69
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 4 months ago

          Thank you.

      2. Gobigorgohome
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Stephens? No?

        1. golden skulltula 69
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 4 months ago

          I have McCarthy, I don't want to double up SOU defense...

          1. Gobigorgohome
            • 9 Years
            1 year, 4 months ago

            then I'd pick Holgate

            1. golden skulltula 69
              • 5 Years
              1 year, 4 months ago

              Thank you.

      3. Nikolai Volkoff
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        also consider Fernandez or Clark

        1. golden skulltula 69
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 4 months ago

          Thank you. Federico Fernández has more goal threat.

    23. sovietrockettes
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      So annoyed with myself for bottling it and putting Greenwood on the bench a minute before the deadline......feels like he’s going to haul tonight

      1. UTD - HATED, ADORED, BUT NE…
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Doubt he’ll even start tbh

    24. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      What to do with FT?

      A) Kelly to ?
      B) Sell Salah or Mane for kdb
      C) other move?

      Henderson
      TAA, Holgate, Rico
      Salah, Mane, Martial, Cantwell
      Aguero, Vardy, Ings

      Subs: Button, Traore, Kelly, Lundstram

      0 in the bank

      1. tucaoneo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Kelly sells at 4.2? Lascelles. I may do it myself.

        1. Nikolai Volkoff
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 4 months ago

          Fernandez is also a good option

        2. RamaJama
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 year, 4 months ago

          4.4

      2. golden skulltula 69
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        A) Lascelles? Perhaps Stephens but it depends of Kelly's value..

    25. St Pauli Walnuts
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      A, still deciding who myself though.

      Oh wait, wouldn't like not having KDB. See how the Pool two do this GW maybe, I have all 3.

    26. Beizer
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Good Evening.
      For GW25: play Moura (MCI) or Traore (mun)?
      Thanks

    27. Igz08
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Maddison, Vardy -> Aguero, Fleck (-4)

      Y/N?

      Really tempting atm. Would like to keep Madders, but only other way to get Aguero is vía Firmino or TAA downgrades, neither of which I fancy

      1. HashAttack
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Can always gets Maddi back after gw28

      2. antis0cial
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Not worried pep will concentrate on champs league and heavily rotate in league?

    28. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Two seasons ago, United were 2-0 down to Burnley at Old Trafford and Jesse Lingard came on to change the game and it ended 2-2.

      Last season, United were 2-0 down to Burnley at Old Trafford and Jesse Lingard came on to change the game and it ended 2-2. This season....

      1. Holmes
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Burnley are 2-0 down and Lingard came on to change the game and it ends 2-2

        1. Fulchester's New Centr…
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 4 months ago

          Very good

        2. HashAttack
          • 4 Years
          1 year, 4 months ago

          so long as he is a sub for Brandon Williams (65 minutes, CS, goal + assist)

      2. Lindelol
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        This season he will start and it will remain 2-0 to Burnley

    29. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Anthony Martial has scored in all three of his Premier League games against Burnley, though all three have been at Turf Moor.