Scout Notes

Man United toothless without Rashford as Pope punishes sellers again

Man United 0-2 Burnley

Goals: Chris Wood (£6.2m), Jay Rodriguez (£5.7m)

Assists: Ben Mee (£5.0m), Wood

Bonus Points: Wood x3, Nick Pope x2 (£4.6m), Mee x1

Manchester United have now gone 180 Premier League minutes without a goal in the absence of the injured Marcus Rashford (£9.0m).

The centre-forward has missed both fo the last two outings and in neither one has Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side looked like threatening their opposition.

While that came as no real surprise against Liverpool in Gameweek 23, for it to continue at home to a relatively out-of-form Burnley side is a new low for Manchester United and their Fantasy prospects.

Coming into Double Gameweek 24, the Clarets had conceded 23 goals in seven matches against last season’s top-six, the worst of any side in the league.

But they left Old Trafford with a 2-0 win and a clean sheet, their first shut-out since Gameweek 18.

That came as particularly frustrating news to those who sold Nick Pope (£4.6m) recently.

After a period of poor form and a high number of shots in the box and big chances conceded, suffered a slew of sales between Gameweeks 22 and 24.

However, he has now recorded back-to-back double-figure hauls saving the penalty on the way to 12 points against Leicester and pulling in 10 at Manchester United, courtesy of a clean sheet, seven largely routine saves and two bonus.

“I’m just so pleased for the players because they have to stay resilient through those tough times and ups and downs. The last two games have been a brilliant reward for staying true to what we believe in.” – Sean Dyche

Have Pope’s last two matches been serious cause for bringing the goalkeeper back into a Fantasy side? That’s entirely possible.

The Clarets have made impressive improvements against Leicester and United and now go on a run of Arsenal (home), Southampton (away), Bournemouth (home) and Newcastle (away).

For those without a slot for Pope in their squad, Charlie Taylor (£4.2m) has now started the last seven in a row at left-back and offers a much cheaper price than Ben Mee (£5.0m) and James Tarkowski (£5.1m).

Meanwhile, Chris Wood (£6.2m) secured himself a 12-point haul to continue an excellent run of recent form.

He scored and assisted in the 2-0 win at Old Trafford, and now has four attacking returns since Gameweek 21, boding well ahead of those aforementioned favourable fixtures.

On the Manchester United side of the divide, Anthony Martial (£7.9m) remains the most likely to find the breakthrough in Rashford’s absence, continuing in his centre-forward position.

He had chances to score but was denied by Pope on more than one occasion.

Naturally, Martial is suffering from reduced support provided by the attacking midfield. Without Rashford drifting in from his station on the left flank, it was easier for Mee and Tarkowski to marshal Martial on Wednesday evening.

Daniel James (£6.0m) and Andreas Pereira (£4.9m) were the options either side of the Frenchman while Juan Mata (£6.2m) operated as the number 10.

That meant yet another match on the bench for Mason Greenwood (£4.4m), who continues to frustrate his 13.3% ownership.

Despite recent comments from Solskjaer that the youngster would get more game-time while Rashford recovers from a long-term injury, Greenwood featured only in the second half against Burnley.

With Wolves (home) and Chelsea (away) up next and the problems ongoing at Manchester United, their assets are increasingly looking less attractive, especially without Rashford.

Manchester United XI (4-2-3-1): de Gea; Williams (Shaw 69′), Maguire, P Jones, Wan-Bissaka; Matić, Fred; D James (Lingard 69′), Mata, A Pereira (Greenwood 46′); Martial.

Burnley XI (4-4-2): Pope; C Taylor, Mee, Tarkowski, Lowton; McNeil, Cork, Westwood, Hendrick; Rodriguez, Wood.

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760 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Polka Wakey O'Dot
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Got Doherty playing tonight....and I have TAA... Do I want Doherty to score?

    1. zotter
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Yes you do

      1. Polka Wakey O'Dot
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Good...I get confused with that EO stuff.

    2. Would Ed Woodward
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Of course.

  2. Weasel Boy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Yes I was punished by Pope.

    Regret not using my TC now.

    1. ThisTimeNxtYrRodney
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Beginning to wish I had played mine. This feeling is going to last a full week until end of WHU game.
      I think extra buddhism and tai chi classes are called for this coming week.

      1. Weasel Boy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        I hear you

  3. how now brown cow
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Klopp is no fun

    1. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      I think he's hilarious - a real character. Ideal for Pool.

  4. Trophé Mourinho
      1 month, 1 day ago

      what to do for 58 mins?

      1. TheDragon
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Dream of glory

      2. AC Yew
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Panic

      3. markus808
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        can you take about an hour on the tower of power?

    • Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      All of the big 5 pool players present & accounted for...

      This is going to be interesting

      1. Warby84
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Love it

      2. Skalla
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Big 5?! What about the assist king Allison or is he ahead of Firmino 🙂

    • Woy_is_back
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Salah (TC), Robbo, TAA and Jimmy. Expecting 60 points

      1. Polka Wakey O'Dot
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        I don’t fancy Wolves to roll over and give up. No CS tonight for Liverpool.

        1. TheDragon
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 1 day ago

          He means 60 from just Salah 😉

          1. Herman Toothrot
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            Minutes

        2. Woy_is_back
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          Attacking points likely

          1. Polka Wakey O'Dot
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            Yeah. CS won’t be for any lack of effort by Wolves. A few teams have tried to defend against ‘Pool of late...I can’t see Wolves doing that.

            The good news is, if i’m right, that They May score a goal...but get thumped at the other end.

      2. El Fenomeno R9
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Salah(TC) 90-100 points,dont know about others

        1. ThisTimeNxtYrRodney
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          This site is gonna be unbearable after the match, one way or the other. Keep calm everybody and respect your fellow players. Some will be ecstatic others will have their season ruined. Let's all show a little compassion.

    • Yank Revolution
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Let's do this Trent!!!! TC baby!!

      1. Woy_is_back
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Jimmy will probably score

        1. Yank Revolution
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          That would be a real bummer Woy

      2. AC Yew
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Yaaaaasssss let's gooooo

    • Skalla
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Biggest line-up news! Dendoncker maybe OOP at CB 🙂

    • Herman Toothrot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      TAA (TC), Bobby and Mane.

      Let's go!

    • Tomerick
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      As a Salah owner it’s strange to want to see him blank but I’ve triple captained TAA and everyone in my mini league has it on Salah.

    • EmreCan Hustle
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Let's see what Wolves can do vs Liverpool with Traore & Jimenez starting.

    • COK3Y5MURF - Unbelievable J…
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      RIP Mane non-owners. Your seasons end today.

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Amen

      2. Woy_is_back
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Mane is in kak form

        1. No Professionals
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          No he isn't

      3. estheblessed
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Thisssssss!

    • ClassiX
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Hmm - Boly back, on bench. At 4.7m could be a good low-cost option from GW27...

    • Trophé Mourinho
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Liverpool echo reporting everyone starts

        1. HurriKane
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          Dial up?

        2. Hakim Ziyech
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 1 day ago

          Whoscored is now online

      • Herman Toothrot
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        There will be a Peruvian account with a TC on Wijnaldum scoring 100+ points tonight.

        1. Free Hat
            1 month, 1 day ago

            Peruvian knows

        2. Royal5
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          As a non TAA capper is it better to hope fo a blank here?

          1. Trophé Mourinho
              1 month, 1 day ago

              Seem to get a red just owning TAA most weeks, the TAA TC and Caps will be brutal. Yes a blank sadly

              1. Royal5
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 1 day ago

                Salah outscoring him is very important

                1. Trophé Mourinho
                    1 month, 1 day ago

                    looks likely to me, I figure Wolves wipe the CS. But you never know with TAA, even without a CS he could end the game on max points. I might have capped TAA if home games and better fixture

              2. Amey
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 1 day ago

                Doesn't matter unless there is a mini league thing with nearly 100% EO.
                I hope he assists at least 2/3 of Mane goals 😛

              3. Rainer
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 1 day ago

                Points help, barely.

              4. Woy_is_back
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 1 day ago

                An assist, no cs. Jimmy with the goal

            • Rainer
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 1 day ago

              There was an illness in the Liverpool camp.

              Thankfully it was Adam Lallana.

            • Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 1 day ago

              Salah>Mane !!!

              1. Amey
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 1 day ago

                Irbox ?

            • fplking14
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 1 day ago

              The meltdown on here if Mane or Salah gets injured with only 1 point.

              1. bitm2007
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 1 day ago

                or worse get sent off.

              2. bench boost for every gamew…
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 1 day ago

                Then it is down to luck or unluck. Nothing to do with it.

            • Whazza
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 1 day ago

              Does anyone know the Newcastle CB order? Is anyone nailed?

              They have Fernandez, Schar, Lascelles, Clark, Lejeune... First 4 have played 1000-1370 minutes, Lejeune only 400 but scored a brace...

              Need one for WC 😀

              1. Amey
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 1 day ago

                Same question. Need on for Soyuncu replacement.
                Currently leaning towards Fernandez

                1. Whazza
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 1 day ago

                  I think he is the safest. But Lascelles is 4.2 and club captain so could he be safe as well?

              2. Pras Scott Talent
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 1 day ago

                Lascelles is the club captain. Back from injury. Historically has very good attacking stats from corners.

                1. Whazza
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 1 day ago

                  Gets a couple of goals a season yeah. You think he is the best option then on wc?

              3. Trophé Mourinho
                  1 month, 1 day ago

                  I was thinking about Richie maybe, is he on pens and free kicks?

                  1. El Fenomeno R9
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 1 day ago

                    Want him too but someone mention new signing Bentaleb could be on penalties.

                    1. Trophé Mourinho
                        1 month, 1 day ago

                        thanks

                    2. Whazza
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 1 day ago

                      I guess, but I ain't paying 5.3. Could be great though!

                      1. Trophé Mourinho
                          1 month, 1 day ago

                          yea its the price that makes him a mega differential, not many will go for him.
                          I need to do some research on him I guess b4 I can consider it, he is still cheapish tho, just not compared to the other Magpie defence.

                      2. Whazza
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 7 Years
                        1 month, 1 day ago

                        They rarely get pens though I think

                    3. svg53
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 1 day ago

                      Lascelles....club captain and nailed if he's fully fit.

                      1. Whazza
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 7 Years
                        1 month, 1 day ago

                        Awesome, he's in for now!

                    4. bench boost for every gamew…
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 1 day ago

                      Lascelles is the safest one. Lejeune is by far the best one but he is not to rely on with his injuries.

                      1. Whazza
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 7 Years
                        1 month, 1 day ago

                        Cheers Lascelles it is

                  2. Hazz
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 1 day ago

                    Willy Boly 😮

                  3. mattyrobinson
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 1 day ago

                    Lots of very bullish pre-match comments.

                    Looking forward to some 20:30 in play meltdowns.

                    1. TheDragon
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 1 day ago

                      It’s got 1-0 Wolves written all over it

                  4. Woy_is_back
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 1 day ago

                    Wouldnt mind a TAA or Mane red card

                  5. El Fenomeno R9
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 1 day ago

                    Pool defense over 150% EO,no CSs would be good for double attack

                  6. Coys96
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 1 day ago

                    Final point predictions for tonight ? 😉

                    Salah
                    Mane
                    Bobby
                    Vvd
                    TAA
                    Robbo
                    Jimenez

                    1. Woy_is_back
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 1 day ago

                      20
                      1
                      1
                      1
                      5
                      15
                      12

                    2. mattyrobinson
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      1 month, 1 day ago

                      2
                      2
                      2
                      2
                      2
                      2
                      2

                    3. TheDragon
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 1 day ago

                      Salah: 36 (conservative estimate)
                      Jimenez: 12
                      Everyone else: 1

                    4. Laserface
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      1 month, 1 day ago

                      15
                      5
                      2
                      2
                      2
                      5
                      5

                    5. Slouch87 Nirvana Scott Tale…
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 1 day ago

                      You won't t get predictions just mythical FPL wishes.

                      1. Aftermath
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 1 day ago

                        +1

                    6. Am sorry to say again it�…
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 1 day ago

                      8
                      2
                      8
                      2
                      5
                      5
                      9

                  7. Greek Freak
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 1 day ago

                    With double Liverpool defence and Jimenez, I guess I should hope for Jimenez goals? Given all the TAA captainers.

                    1. tucaoneo
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 1 day ago

                      Always root for the one with lower ownership.

                    2. Woy_is_back
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 1 day ago

                      I would take a Jimmy brace over cs for TAA and Robbo 🙂

                    3. Andy Ftw
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 1 day ago

                      Deffo

                  8. Hakim Ziyech
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 1 day ago

                    Chamberlain starting is not a good news for Liverpool clean sheet

                  9. Hotdogs for Tea
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 1 day ago

                    I don’t think Wolves will be the push over that everyone expects

                    1. Slouch87 Nirvana Scott Tale…
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 1 day ago

                      Not many are expecting a pushover

                  10. Mané money
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 1 day ago

                    Bench two :

                    Rico - AVL
                    Kelly - SHU
                    Soy - CHE
                    Lund - cry
                    Ings - liv

                    1. Laserface
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      1 month, 1 day ago

                      Ings Soy

                    2. Rainer
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 1 day ago

                      Woy probably benches Kelly himself so him & Soy.

                  11. Trophé Mourinho
                      1 month, 1 day ago

                      This Wolves game was too tricky to risk changing things for Klopp, maybe vs West Ham we could actually see a change.