Scout Notes

How Bruno Fernandes fared on his United debut as fit-again Boly solidifies Wolves

Manchester United 0-0 Wolverhampton Wanderers

  • Goals: None
  • Assists: None
  • Bonus: Aaron Wan-Bissaka (£5.3m) x3, Conor Coady (£5.0m) x2, Rui Patricio (£5.1m) x1

New recruit Bruno Fernandes (£8.0m) couldn’t inspire Manchester United to much more than the humdrum in a drab draw with Wolves.

The major signing of the January transfer window adopted something akin to a shoot on sight policy on his debut, leading the way for attempts on goal at Old Trafford.

But visiting keeper Rui Patricio (£5.1m) was never really called on to make anything more than a regulation save from his fellow countryman, or any other United player, while David de Gea (£5.4m) was similarly untroubled at the other end.

Red Devils manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer picked an attacking line-up, starting Juan Mata (£6.2m) in an advanced role for the third time in four Gameweeks.

The Spaniard failed to threaten, however, while Anthony Martial (£7.9m) blanked for the third straight game and didn’t muster a single attempt while he was about it.

The best chance of the match, for United at least, came at the end, when substitute Diogo Dalot (£4.9m) missed with a close-range header.

On the flip side, it was at least a third clean sheet in six matches for United, although those hoping for a fourth straight start for bargain buy Brandon Williams (£4.1m) were instead treated to the return of Luke Shaw (£5.4m) at left-back.

Overall, Fantasy interest in their players is unlikely to have been rekindled by this lacklustre performance and their schedule, with trips to Chelsea and Spurs and a visit from Manchester City over the next five Gameweeks, doesn’t suggest much will change in the short term.

The one star bucking that trend is Fernandes, who attracted plenty of Fantasy business for the match, with 97,885 bringing him in, and is also in the top five for Gameweek 26 purchases.  

Solskjaer was keen to praise him post-match, saying:

Bruno is a top player. He shows qualities that we’re going to enjoy watching later on. He attempted five shots, hit the target a few times, went close a few times and showed some great vision. When he gets to know his players, we’ve got a top player there.

But the manager’s other comments included a claim that Wolves are ‘hard to break down’, despite Saturday’s clean sheet being their first since Gameweek 15 and only their second in 17 league matches.

Such a statement won’t have endeared him to an increasingly sceptical fan base which, when added to the toxic relationship the supporters already have with the club’s owners and executives, doesn’t exactly bode well for United’s immediate prospects.

All of that is probably enough to persuade most Fantasy managers to give most Old Trafford assets a wide berth.

The case for Wolves players is a touch stronger.

A couple of new faces were added in January to freshen up an over-worked squad, with one of them, winger Daniel Podence (£5.5m), given a 14-minute cameo from the bench.

Attempts and chances created were shared among a range of their players on Saturday evening, with Joao Moutinho (£5.4m) the pick of the creative bunch and the 21%-owned Adama Traore (£5.8m) a bustling threat throughout.

Traore was in the wars on Saturday, picking up shoulder and calf injuries, and Santo said:

I know he’s in a lot of pain. He dislocated his shoulder and Matt (Perry), the doctor, managed to put it back again.

He had another kick in the end, so he’s on ice now. But I think it’s nothing serious.

It [the shoulder dislocation] happened before, Tottenham. He’s a strong boy. He’ll be OK, hopefully.


In keeping with the match as a whole, the visitors lacked a cutting edge, with Diogo Jota (£6.1m) unable to stay on his feet to capitalise on his fine run into the area and fellow striker Raul Jimenez (£7.7m) kept to just one shot on target, which de Gea saved with little fuss.

The return of Willy Boly (£4.7m) at centre-half added some much-needed stability at the back (four of Wolves’ five clean sheets have been with him in the side) and further defensive returns could be on the cards as Wolves’ final 13 opponents this season will include seven of the current bottom eight in the league.

Not that coach Nuno Espirito Santo claims to be bothered by such things:

We go toe-to-toe against any opponent, we don’t measure ourselves against whether we are playing the ‘big teams’ or not, it’s about how we develop our ideas on the pitch. Now we’re just going to rest and take this break.

The winter break will certainly be welcome for a Wolves side with more than 40 matches under their belt already this season, and it should also help Fernandes adapt to English football.

Whether he can fire up the increasingly damp squib that is United remains to be seen.

Manchester United (4-2-3-1): De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw; Fred, Pereira (Greenwood 72′); Mata (Lingard 87′), Bruno Fernandes, James (Dalot 87′); Martial.

Wolves (3-4-3): Rui Patricio; Coady, Boly, Saiss; Doherty, Moutinho, Neves, Jonny; Traore (Podence 77′), Raul Jimenez (Dendoncker 90′), Jota (Neto 70′).

Members Analysis

West Ham United 3-3 Brighton and Hove Albion

  • Goals: Robert Snodgrass (£5.2m) x2, Issa Diop (£4.4m) | Glenn Murray (£5.4m), Pascal Gross (£6.3m), Angelo Ogbonna (£4.5m) own-goal
  • Assists: Snodgrass | Davy Propper (£4.8m)
  • Bonus: Snodgrass x3, Gross x2, Propper x1

West Ham twice squandered a two-goal lead against fellow strugglers Brighton to drop into the bottom three.

A goal from Issa Diop (£4.4m) and two from Robert Snodgrass (£5.2m) should have been enough for David Moyes’ side to complete a first win since Gameweek 21, only for a combination of Glenn Murray (£5.4m) and VAR to conspire against them.

Brighton’s first goal was a comical affair involving Lukasz Fabianski (£4.9m) punching the ball into the back of Angelo Ogbonna‘s (£4.5m) head from where it found its way into the net. Replays strongly suggested Murray had impeded the Hammers keeper, but VAR was unconvinced, if it was used at all, and the goal stood.

A terrible mix-up between Diop and Ogbonna gifted the Seagulls their second, Pascal Gross (£6.3m) profiting from the pair’s hesitation to force the ball past the onrushing Fabianski with 15 minutes to play.

And Moyes’ misery was completed four minutes later when VAR overturned referee Michael Oliver’s decision that Murray had handled the ball before converting Davy Propper‘s (£4.8m) cross.

The manager was surprisingly upbeat after the match:

I thought the performance, in the main, was very good. I thought we made a couple of really, really silly mistakes and, because of that, it obviously labels the team because we are a team, but for long periods of the game, our performance was very good. For us to play Liverpool and the effort the players put in in midweek, I thought fatigue played a part in the second half and it had an impact on it.

Fatigue or not, West Ham should have been home and hosed before Brighton’s late comeback.

Diop scored for the second time in four Gameweeks when he lunged to poke home a Snodgrass free-kick and the Scot then scored twice, with the help of deflections for both of them, as they took control after the break.

Debutant Tomas Soucek (£5.0m) was industrious for the Hammers and he struck up an instant rapport with Mark Noble (£5.0m) as the hosts enjoyed a measure of control in central midfield.

The directness of Michail Antonio (£6.9m) was a threat throughout his time on the pitch – he led the way for attempts and shots on target – and Moyes’ decision to replace him with the more defensive Arthur Masuaku (£4.2m) arguably handed the initiative back to Brighton as the game entered its final stages.

Then again, the Seagulls matched their opponents for shots on target, with six apiece, and had 19 attempts overall to the Hammers’ 12.

Fabianski was the busier of the two keepers, denying Solly March (£4.6m) with a particularly sharp save, but while Brighton displayed attacking enterprise for much of the match, they owed their point to West Ham’s errors.

Not that Brighton manager Graham Potter was having any of that:

Mistakes don’t just happen on their own. Something has to force them to happen. We pushed and pushed. In the second half, the game was played in the opposition half and their keeper has made more saves than ours.

However anyone wants to spin all of that, what is less debatable is that there’s little to tempt Fantasy managers into investment in either side.

Snodgrass has form – he’s scored two goals and provided three assists across his last four full matches – but his upcoming fixtures are anything but alluring.

The Hammers are about to embark on a seven-game run involving three of the top four and trips to both Arsenal and Spurs, while the supposedly easier games will come against Wolves and Southampton.

Brighton’s short-term schedule is kinder as they’ll face Watford and Crystal Palace at home and travel to Sheffield United and Wolves.

But a much tougher six-game run follows that, and they remain so leaky at the back – just one clean sheet since Gameweek 11 – and so goal-shy up top, with Saturday’s tally only the second time in nine matches they’ve scored more than once, that few will be casting more than a cursory glance at their assets.

Potter’s wildly unpredictable team selections – Neal Maupay (£5.9m) was an unused substituted yesterday – only dents Albion’s appeal further.

West Ham United XI (4-1-4-1): Fabianski; Fredericks, Diop, Ogbonna, Cresswell; Rice; Snodgrass (Lanzini 85′), Noble, Soucek (Fornals 85′), Antonio (Masuaku 75′); Haller.

Brighton and Hove Albion XI (4-2-3-1): Ryan; Montoya (Schelotto 72′), Dunk, Webster, Bernardo; Propper, Stephens; Gross, Mooy (March 72′), Trossard; Murray.

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1,014 Comments Post a Comment
  1. FDMS All Starz
    • 4 Years
    23 days, 18 mins ago

    Surely Kun starts vs Westham? If he is dropped then that means he will be resting for 25days, too long a rest before Real Madrid, he needs to be match sharp right? Good deferential captain?

    1. The Neville Wears Prada
      • 3 Years
      23 days, 17 mins ago

      Surely
      Pep

      Pick one

    2. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      23 days, 16 mins ago

      Do you think you could let Pep know this and that he should start him !

    3. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      23 days, 11 mins ago

      I would think he starts, but c'mon it's a guess.

      It's problematic as the risk of captaning him is made worse given Salah & Son's fixtures (NOR and AVL).

    4. WrightnBright
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      23 days, 9 mins ago

      Starts next 2 I reckon. Pep will want to put daylight between them & Leicester so full strength- reduced mins probably.

    5. SB007
      • 2 Years
      23 days, 6 mins ago

      Not a certainty. Too much uncertainty.

    6. FPL Pillars
      • 3 Years
      23 days, 1 min ago

      Salah the obvious choice

  2. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    23 days, 16 mins ago

    Ryan
    TAA / Pereira / Lundstram*
    Salah / KDB / Son / Martial
    Ings / Deeney / DCL

    Button // Traore / Rico / Masuaku

    What do you think is a better use of transfers?

    Option A:

    GW26 - Ryan/Lundstram > McCarthy/Stevens (-4)
    GW27 - DCL > Jimenez
    GW28 - Save FT (or -4 for GW29 moves)
    GW29 - Martial/Masuaku > Barnes/VVD

    Option B:

    GW26 - Lundstram > VVD
    GW27 - Masuaku > Stephens
    GW28 - Save FT(?)
    GW29 - Martial/DCL > Barnes/Jimenez

    A essentially rids of Ryan and get Jimenez for Norwich. SHU defender coverage. B has less hits, but stuck with Ryan and no Sheffield defender, which feels like madness? (Also forgoes Triple LIV, essentially for VVD. Elephant in the room.)

    1. CloudSky
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      23 days, 12 mins ago

      Can you do B but with DCL to Jimenez in 27?

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        23 days, 9 mins ago

        Unfortunately not really. It's either triple up on Liverpool again now OR get Jimenez earlier.

        Can't do both without unnecessary reworks.

    2. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
      • 4 Years
      23 days, 12 mins ago

      I understand - Ryan has been a killer signing in the worst sense

    3. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 10 Years
      23 days, 11 mins ago

      Never works out like that.

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        23 days, 9 mins ago

        Of course not, but having a plan and direction certainly helps.

    4. Bobby Digital
      • 2 Years
      22 days, 23 hours ago

      B

  3. wildnothing
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    23 days, 13 mins ago

    Any advice for a fifth midfielder here would be very appreciated. 7.0 at most and not keen on Grealish atm.

    Henderson McCarthy
    TAA Sidibé Dunk Lundstram Williams
    Salah KDB Willian Traoré *
    Aubameyang Firmino Ings

    1. Igzie08
      • 2 Years
      23 days, 12 mins ago

      Barnes or Cho

      1. HuttonDressedasLahm
        • 10 Years
        23 days, 4 mins ago

        Barnes

      2. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        22 days, 23 hours ago

        I agree wit Barnes, although think you can wait until GW29 for him.

        Hard to pick somebody for the next 2 GWs, so maybe stick to him - but Armstrong could be a could punt for the next three if he's back fit next GW.

    2. CloudSky
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      23 days, 11 mins ago

      Whoever is the cheapest that plays 28/31.

    3. Utopsis
      23 days, 3 mins ago

      Perez? (can't even convince myself of that one though)

  4. EWH2020
    • 6 Years
    23 days, 12 mins ago

    Mane and Connolly

    To

    Bobby and Traore -4

    1. Iggypop
      • 1 Year
      23 days, 8 mins ago

      Next game week runs over 2 weeks and Liverpool play in the latee games, mane could be ready to play

  5. HuttonDressedasLahm
    • 10 Years
    23 days, 12 mins ago

    Baldock or Stevens and why?

    1. Pengen
      • 4 Years
      23 days, 7 mins ago

      50/50 mate

    2. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 10 Years
      23 days, 2 mins ago

      On stats Baldock seems more attacking, but only a couple of points ahead
      Baldock 2 GS 4A
      Stevens 1GS 2A

      But on ICT Stevens is waaay Ahead

      1. Pengen
        • 4 Years
        22 days, 23 hours ago

        Makes me think that Stevens is due

        1. HuttonDressedasLahm
          • 10 Years
          22 days, 23 hours ago

          Hoping that’s true too

    3. Utopsis
      23 days, 2 mins ago

      I've gone Baldock simply because his returns this far > Enda

    4. gooberman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      22 days, 23 hours ago

      I would have said Baldock. I brought him in over Stevens last week with my wildcard. However I have seen since some stats that suggest Stevens has the better attacking threat. I'm looking to have both of them now, selling Lundstram for him

  6. gooberman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    23 days, 11 mins ago

    So we are at the stage of the season now were it is very difficult to make ground up the overall rankings. For those who are outside the top 500k now I would suggest it will be impossible to achieve a top 10k finish.

    My score of 76pts with no hits has given me a gameweek rank of 137,539 which is my highest this season but it's only taken my overall rank from 329,656 to 202,767. It's a decent move up but percentage wise it's not a lot given the gameweek rank.

    It's a very tough game now. Personally I think my realistic aim now is top 100k.

    1. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 10 Years
      23 days, 9 mins ago

      Don’t give up
      I was 400k 5 weeks ago, now top 50k after finally getting a couple of captains right (and Pope saving my arse)

      Ps I didn’t have Aguero either

      1. HuttonDressedasLahm
        • 10 Years
        23 days, 1 min ago

        Oh and getting lucky going without Mane AND used my TC in GW1 😆

      2. gooberman
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        22 days, 23 hours ago

        Certainly not giving up. I was 1.3m a couple of weeks before the Christmas fixtures. Point I'm making is that the higher you get and the more gameweeks that have passed, the harder it is to keep climbing. Diminishing returns.

        My best gameweek of the season hasnt given me a very big rank rise. It's likely that next week won't be as good a week and I will drop back again

        1. gooberman
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          22 days, 23 hours ago

          It's extremely tough in this game to string together a sequence of high gameweek rank scores.

    2. The Neville Wears Prada
      • 3 Years
      23 days, 7 mins ago

      There's 13 game weeks left.. If I was you and was ranked 202k and I only got into top 100k by the end of the season with the amount of time left, I would personally see that as a failure.

    3. Arbroath 36-0
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      22 days, 23 hours ago

      The rankings are starting to stretch a bit, BUT we are entering one of the most volatile stages of the season for points, and you start getting players giving up etc.

      I've just moved from 481K -> 173K in 3 gameweeks despite making a huge mess of a Pope -> Ryan transfer costing me over 20 points

  7. thepuntmaster
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    23 days, 10 mins ago

    bottomed
    Thoughts on this WC draft? 0.8 itb

    McCarthy - Button
    TAA - VVD - Doherty - O'Connell - Lascelles
    Salah - KDB - Son - Richi - Cantwell
    Ings - Jimi - Martinelli

    Ta

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 2 Years
      22 days, 23 hours ago

      Remove Rich and Martinelli

  8. Shardlow
    • 2 Years
    23 days, 10 mins ago

    McCarthy (Button)
    Lund, Kelly, TAA, Soy, Holgate
    Mane, Salah, KDB, Grealish, Maddison
    Vardy, Ings, Greenwood

    2 FT 0.2 ITB
    A. Lund > Egan
    B. Maddison, Greenwood > 4.4, Jimi
    C. Other

    Cheers!

    1. Stram Dunk
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      22 days, 23 hours ago

      Maddison and Mane out?

      1. Shardlow
        • 2 Years
        22 days, 23 hours ago

        Might as well keep Mané now.

  9. FPL Dancer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    23 days, 10 mins ago

    Overall Rank 41k. All chips remaining!!

    Chilwell finally got me attacking returns!!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qgpiCaUBo0w

  10. Pep Roulette
    • 2 Years
    23 days, 10 mins ago

    Aguero(C) vs West Ham?

    1. thepuntmaster
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      23 days, 9 mins ago

      I would if I had him

    2. The Neville Wears Prada
      • 3 Years
      23 days, 8 mins ago

      1) Look at your own username
      2) Re-assess

    3. Mo Salah No Mane
      • 3 Years
      22 days, 23 hours ago

      Worth the risk
      West ham are awful defensively

    4. FPL Pillars
      • 3 Years
      22 days, 23 hours ago

      He's an option if you have him. Trouble is Salah will be heavily captained like this weekend and he's vs Norwich.

      I didn't fall into auba and kun rabbit hole as blank in 28 and wouldn't have capt them. Salah (c)

    5. Arbroath 36-0
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      22 days, 23 hours ago

      I think that could be a great shout!

  11. Geriatric Unathletic
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    23 days, 8 mins ago

    Didn't really need to do it but wanted to keep my recent positive momentum going. Any improvement s to this W.C. Comments welcome please?

    Henderson, McCarthy

    Egan, Alexander-Arnold, Stephens, Tanganga, Fernándes

    Salah, De Bruyne, Traoré, Son, Fleck

    Ings, Firmino, Vardy

    = 104.9 and 0.9 in bank

    1. matiakez
      • 9 Years
      23 days, 3 mins ago

      Looks solid if your happy to go without Auba?

      1. Geriatric Unathletic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        22 days, 23 hours ago

        I have toyed with Aubamyang, but can't fit everyone in 🙂 Who would I swap for?
        Looking to bring Mane and Jiminez back at some stage for Firmino/Son.

    2. FPL Dancer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      23 days, 2 mins ago

      maybe Egan for Stevens. Otherwise good to go.

      1. Geriatric Unathletic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        23 days, 1 min ago

        I have Egan already, Stephens is S'ton. ;).

        1. FPL Dancer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          23 days ago

          i meant Stevens for Egan

          1. Geriatric Unathletic
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            22 days, 23 hours ago

            Is Egan at any risk? With Hendo already I didn't want to spend any more cash ona Sheffield double up :).

            1. FPL Pillars
              • 3 Years
              22 days, 23 hours ago

              Egam is not at risk, he's just implying Stevens potential for attacker returns is greater. I've seen however Egan likes playing at home. I feel like a goal is imminent.

    3. FPL Pillars
      • 3 Years
      22 days, 23 hours ago

      Long as you're aware for GW28

  12. OneDennisBergkamp
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    23 days, 8 mins ago

    Sheff Utd or Southampton defence?

    1. The Train Driver
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      23 days, 6 mins ago

      Bertrand ia a good pick and has no bgw28

      1. HuttonDressedasLahm
        • 10 Years
        23 days ago

        Potentially KWP

    2. Mo Salah No Mane
      • 3 Years
      23 days ago

      I only have Lund but would want Sheffield rather than Sou

    3. Geriatric Unathletic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      22 days, 23 hours ago

      I would deffo want both.

  13. Igzie08
    • 2 Years
    23 days, 7 mins ago

    Is it crazy to go without Sheffield defence?

    Getting O’Connell for Lund would leave me with a having to take a hit or fielding 10 in gw28, so leaning towards someone with a fixture

    1. The Train Driver
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      23 days, 7 mins ago

      Get Henderson as 2nd keeper

      1. Igzie08
        • 2 Years
        23 days, 5 mins ago

        Could move 4.0 -> Hendo, and then have McCarthy and him, but is that really worth a transfer

        1. Geriatric Unathletic
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          22 days, 23 hours ago

          T'is what I have gone for in W.C.

          1. Igzie08
            • 2 Years
            22 days, 23 hours ago

            turns out I'm rather short of cash 🙁

    2. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      23 days, 5 mins ago

      I feel like it is, even though not going that route would 100% require less hits/fixture planning.

      1. Igzie08
        • 2 Years
        23 days, 3 mins ago

        I wonder what the eo of all Sheffield defence bar Lundstram is

    3. Mo Salah No Mane
      • 3 Years
      23 days, 1 min ago

      If Sheffield get 2 cs in the next 2 isn't that worth playing with 10?

  14. BigBillyBass
    • 1 Year
    23 days, 6 mins ago

    On WC:

    A) Sterling
    B) Smallbone

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      23 days, 3 mins ago

      B

    2. Stram Dunk
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      23 days, 1 min ago

      what?!

  15. Jarvish Scott Talent
    • 5 Years
    23 days, 5 mins ago

    Green arrow. Moved up 9 places this GW. No, not 9k, nine. Was 52503, now 52494.

    1. Mo Salah No Mane
      • 3 Years
      23 days, 3 mins ago

      It's the little victories that count or (don't) matter the most.

    2. HamezMace
      • 5 Years
      23 days, 1 min ago

      I had a unique achievement this week,

      Red arrow from 5721, down to 7215.

    3. FPL Pillars
      • 3 Years
      22 days, 23 hours ago

      I got a grey arrow one gw last season.

    4. DA Minnion
      • 7 Years
      22 days, 23 hours ago

      A green is a green.

    5. kamdaraji
      • 10 Years
      22 days, 23 hours ago

      anyone really care about anyone's rank on here?

      1. Jarvish Scott Talent
        • 5 Years
        22 days, 23 hours ago

        Not really

    6. HashAttack
      • 2 Years
      22 days, 23 hours ago

      You'll be top in another 5200 game weeks ... something to look forwards to in 2120

  16. Corgzzzz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    23 days, 4 mins ago

    With Stirling looking injured who from Man City comes in ??

    1. Mo Salah No Mane
      • 3 Years
      23 days, 4 mins ago

      Bilva?

    2. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 10 Years
      22 days, 23 hours ago

      Sane soon

  17. Mo Salah No Mane
    • 3 Years
    23 days, 4 mins ago

    Gw 21 Rank 1.4 mill
    Gw 25 Rank 160k

    That's about 1.25 million places up in 4 weeks.
    What helped make this possible?
    Sold Vardy in gw 20. Sold Ings in gw 19. Bought Aguero C for the 2 weeks he hauled and sold him immediately. Lastly Salah TC and C the last 2 weeks. Also going Bobby over Mane has helped alot.

    Wasn't able to dedicate much time to fpl the 1st half due to unforseen health problems with my daughter.

    Feeling good about the last part of the season and hoping for my best finish yet. Luck is involved but the calculated risks must be taken

    Thanks to everyone on this site for their help and input. Also for allowing one to vent when needed. Nice to have a place where others understand how frustrated or uplifted fpl makes you feel.

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      23 days, 1 min ago

      Who are your picks for the next couple of GWs or so? (Especially defensive?)

      Asking for a friend 😉

      1. Mo Salah No Mane
        • 3 Years
        22 days, 23 hours ago

        Lol
        My defence is a mess
        TAA Lord Aurier Sidibe Rico
        Needs serious fixing but fixtures are great next gw so going to sleep on it.

        I'd probably go Hernandez Stephens and Sheffield Def.

        Maybe you can help me over here?

        1. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          22 days, 23 hours ago

          Haha you don't want my help mate.

          I have been looking at Stephens for a few GWs. Would like a replacement Blade, but concerned about the BGW (and my other players fixtures for it.)

          I've looked at Fernandez too, but just can't see where I'll be fitting him in in respect to my other planned moves. Almost a luxury move.

          Same players - aside from potential Liverpool double defence, but you don't need that.

        2. BobbyDoesNotLook
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          22 days, 23 hours ago

          Who is Hernandez?

          1. BobbyDoesNotLook
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            22 days, 23 hours ago

            And congrats on recent weeks' results!

    2. FPL Dancer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      23 days, 1 min ago

      good choices there!!

      1. Mo Salah No Mane
        • 3 Years
        22 days, 23 hours ago

        Thanks alot mate

    3. J ⚒ Gimme your Mané…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      22 days, 23 hours ago

      That’s brilliant.

      Hope your daughters ok.

    4. kamdaraji
      • 10 Years
      22 days, 23 hours ago

      My dog is number one in the world

  18. Pengen
    • 4 Years
    23 days, 4 mins ago

    Who do you believe starts the most matches going forward: Tanganga or Williams?

    1. FPL Dancer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      23 days ago

      hard to say

    2. YEAH PITCH!
      • 1 Year
      23 days ago

      T

    3. Mo Salah No Mane
      • 3 Years
      22 days, 23 hours ago

      If Tanganga is starting against City he should almost be nailed

      1. PlumaPiedra
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        22 days, 23 hours ago

        Started against Liverpool too. It's looking promising now Rose has gone.

    4. FPL Pillars
      • 3 Years
      22 days, 23 hours ago

      Neither can be relied upon, hence the price.

      1. Pengen
        • 4 Years
        22 days, 23 hours ago

        Lundstram pre-GW24 says hi

  19. FPL Ultra Instinct
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    23 days, 1 min ago

    Is Auba still worth a punt on the WC?

    Reckon at home he will perform better¿

    1. YEAH PITCH!
      • 1 Year
      23 days ago

      Nope

    2. HamezMace
      • 5 Years
      22 days, 23 hours ago

      Not from what I saw today.

    3. lifes a pitch
      • 6 Years
      22 days, 23 hours ago

      I think so. Had some good chances today, would have bagged a brace atleast on most days.

    4. Pengen
      • 4 Years
      22 days, 23 hours ago

      Yes, dont let just one blank be the deciding factor.

      Murray and the new Tanizian guy were the only forwards scoring this whole GW

    5. FPL Pillars
      • 3 Years
      22 days, 23 hours ago

      no

  20. lifes a pitch
    • 6 Years
    22 days, 23 hours ago

    Best defender for 5.1 or less ?

    1. Pep Roulette
      • 2 Years
      22 days, 23 hours ago

      Stevens

    2. Super Saints
      • 3 Years
      22 days, 23 hours ago

      Egen

  21. OneDennisBergkamp
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    22 days, 23 hours ago

    Most nailed Sheff Utd defenders in order...?

    1. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 10 Years
      22 days, 23 hours ago

      All 4, keeper most, but misses an extra game

      1. Super Saints
        • 3 Years
        22 days, 23 hours ago

        All 5?!

        1. HuttonDressedasLahm
          • 10 Years
          22 days, 23 hours ago

          Doh!

    2. Super Saints
      • 3 Years
      22 days, 23 hours ago

      Stevens
      O'Connell
      Baldock
      Basham
      Egen

  22. Super Saints
    • 3 Years
    22 days, 23 hours ago

    Bloody hell not another injury, Alli flagged, had an injury every week for months now!

  23. Pep Roulette
    • 2 Years
    22 days, 23 hours ago

    Would you WC this lot? If not then what would you do?

    1 FT 0.4 ITB

    Schmeichel Button
    TAA Lundy Williams Rico Kelly
    Salah KDB Martial Traore Dendo
    Kun Vardy Deeney

    1. Pengen
      • 4 Years
      22 days, 23 hours ago

      Probably

    2. DNML
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      22 days, 23 hours ago

      No. Lund Kelly out. New Sou def in.

  24. FF Dirtbag
    • 8 Years
    22 days, 23 hours ago

    Already taken a - 4 but should I WC? 4.9m in the bank.

    Henderson button
    TAA VVD lundstram rico soyuncu
    Salah KDB Grealish maddison dendoncker
    Jimenez Ings Pukki

    1. FPL Pillars
      • 3 Years
      22 days, 23 hours ago

      no need to WC

    2. DNML
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      22 days, 23 hours ago

      I would take another hit. Pukki to Auba and C him.

  25. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    22 days, 23 hours ago

    SeeTraoré gone yellow- dislocated shoulder according to Nuno but says should be ok. As no Wolves press conference pre week 26 deadline would you still get in on WC? Or get alternative for now given next fixture is v Leicester and more concrete news hopefully before Norwich game in 27. Shoulder dislocations can take time to repair.

    1. Skonto Rigga
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 2 Years
      22 days, 23 hours ago

      Dislocated his shoulder previously and played the next game. Think it was also the kick to the calf, Santo saying he was "on ice". Seems to think he'll be OK, though.

    2. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      22 days, 23 hours ago

      Fairly sure he basically dislocated his shoulder a few also GWs back and was absolutely fine the next match?

      I wouldn't panic about getting him for Leicester. Norwich could be interesting, but could also blank - then he has Tottenham.

      He's okay from GW29 - but so is Harvey Barnes.

      Armstrong is an interesting pick for the next 3 GWs until then (if he's back fit again, that is!)

    3. Jarvish Scott Talent
      • 5 Years
      22 days, 23 hours ago

      Why is there no presser?

      1. dunas_dog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        22 days, 23 hours ago

        Will they not be on winter break and no game for Wolves first week of stagger- meaning will not be pre deadline. Will presumably be the following week

        1. Jarvish Scott Talent
          • 5 Years
          22 days, 23 hours ago

          Ahhh of course - thanks 🙂

        2. Skonto Rigga
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 2 Years
          22 days, 23 hours ago

          Yeah - just the eight press conferences pre-GW26 deadline (the teams playing on Feb 8/9). The other 12 when it's too late!

      2. Mo Salah No Mane
        • 3 Years
        22 days, 23 hours ago

        They only play the following Friday

  26. More Cowbell
    • 10 Years
    22 days, 23 hours ago

    Howdy y’all, can I invite a bit of advice on this squad please. Not sure where to go with it! Am I in wildcard territory or shall I keep chipping away?

    McCarthy 4m
    Lund Trent Rico Kelly soy
    Salah, KDB, Cantwell, fleck, Traore
    Vardy, ings, DCL

    1. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 10 Years
      22 days, 23 hours ago

      Decent enough
      Keep chipping away
      Sort budget defence first
      Any money?

    2. Pengen
      • 4 Years
      22 days, 23 hours ago

      I'd WC

  27. HuttonDressedasLahm
    • 10 Years
    22 days, 23 hours ago

    Was just going to do my transfers but just noticed Alli is flagged
    Didn’t see the game

    Serious looking injury?

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      22 days, 23 hours ago

      Sterling nearly snapped his ankle in two earlier in the match, then he

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        22 days, 23 hours ago

        ... came off earlier, likely as a precaution.

    2. Skonto Rigga
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 2 Years
      22 days, 23 hours ago

      Was sustained in the tackle that Sterling almost saw red for. Played on for another hour afterwards before making way.

      Quote from Mourinho here:

      https://twitter.com/FFScout/status/1224071213653397505

      1. HuttonDressedasLahm
        • 10 Years
        22 days, 23 hours ago

        Thanks all
        Looks like I’m holding off for awhile then, but the gap between the GW is probably going to ruin my chances of info

        1. HashAttack
          • 2 Years
          22 days, 23 hours ago

          Stevie B looked good and is only 7.5 (Bergwijn)

  28. shirtless
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    22 days, 23 hours ago

    60 points and a red arrow this week. 1392 to 1547. Every point is critical now. Don't want to mess this chance up!

    1. FPL Pillars
      • 3 Years
      22 days, 23 hours ago

      You may have peaked, time to panic.

    2. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 10 Years
      22 days, 23 hours ago

      Nice rank

      The dilemma that high up, is do you play safe to aim at top 1k or go bold to try and win??

      I got into top 40 once and took a big punt with three weeks left
      Ended up 232nd

      1. shirtless
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        22 days, 23 hours ago

        Way behind no1. I'm hoping to beat my best 4k finish now.

    3. BobbyDoesNotLook
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      22 days, 23 hours ago

      Same and dropped couple of hundred places in around 5k. Happy with the gw result though.

    4. Warby84
      • 4 Years
      22 days, 23 hours ago

      I’m now at highest rank of 112k and I have taken 13 hits...

  29. BobbyDoesNotLook
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    22 days, 23 hours ago

    2ft 0.3 itb.

    A) Greenwood & Martial > Jimmy & max 4.7 mid
    B) Lund > max 4.8 def (C Taylor or SHU def?)

    Ryan Button
    Taa Aurier Stephens (Lascelles, Lund)
    Salah Mane Kdb Martial Traore
    Vardy Ings (Greenwood)

    1. FPL Pillars
      • 3 Years
      22 days, 23 hours ago

      B to shef def I think, got to cover their defence. Highly owned.

      1. BobbyDoesNotLook
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        22 days, 23 hours ago

        True. However with one ft can afford only one of the cheap ones. Do you think I should try to find money for Stevens or Baldock?

  30. Tsparkes10
    • 1 Year
    22 days, 23 hours ago

    Finally a decent green arrow. 520k to 390k and hopefully can keep it up. Top 100k the aim 🙂

    1. BobbyDoesNotLook
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      22 days, 23 hours ago

      I guess you had some SHU defensive players? 😉 Btw do you think it is worth it to invest in Baldock and Stevens over the cheaper ones? I would need to downgrade Martial to afford either.