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Scout Notes

Van Aanholt delivers again as Palace record another clean sheet

BRIGHTON 0-1 CRYSTAL PALACE

BHACRY scout notes
Palace players celebrate Jordan Ayew’s second-half goal
  • Goals: None | Jordan Ayew (£5.1m)
  • Assists: None | Christian Benteke (£5.7m)
  • Bonus Points: Vicente Guaita (£5.1m) x3, Patrick van Aanholt (£5.5m) x2, Ayew x1

Owners of Crystal Palace defenders were the big winners from Saturday’s lunchtime kick-off at the Amex Stadium.

Despite home side Brighton racking up 24 attempts on goal, the Eagles held firm to bank a second consecutive clean sheet.

As alluded to before kick off, Patrick van Aanholt (£5.5m) was one of the players to watch in a clash largely devoid of Fantasy interest.

The Dutch defender followed up his 15-point haul in Gameweek 27 with a very respectable eight-point score.

Van Aanholt trailed only Vicente Guaita (£5.1m) in the Bonus Points System, as the goalkeeper’s eight saves propelled him to an 11-point score.

Jordan Ayew‘s (£5.1m) second-half strike – the forward’s only shot of the match – was only enough for a single bonus point. Despite an excellent reverse pass to set Ayew up, Christian Benteke (£5.7m) is a long way from FPL consideration.

At the other end of the pitch, Palace defenders are back on the radar. Having gone without a clean sheet for 10 Gameweeks, since a 0-0 stalemate away to Watford in Gameweek 16, assets such as van Aanholt and Guaita may pick up owners ahead of a relatively kind four-game run (which could become three if Liverpool advance to the FA Cup sixth round).

The Eagles are also set for key defensive reinforcements, with Roy Hodgson explaining post-match:

“Now, we’re getting players back from injury. James Tomkins (£5.0m) isn’t that far away, Mamadou Sakho (£5.0m) is back in training and available and Jeffrey Schlupp (£5.4m) is back in training and available. We knew we’d have to dig in and fight plenty of battles out there. We had to make certain we got our defending right. We won our challenges, the back four was very solid and we knew the chances would come our way.” – Roy Hodgson

Guaita’s eight saves tell the story of Brighton’s problems in attack, with the Palace stopper not overly tested by any of the Seagulls’ efforts on target.

Neal Maupay (£5.8m) was the guiltiest party in this regard, with the Frenchman racking up half of Brighton’s eight shots on target while never really looking like scoring.

The best of Maupay’s chances came early in the second half when a tangle between substitute Jairo Riedewald (£4.5m) and the heavily-involved Aaron Mooy (£4.8m) saw the striker released behind the Palace back-line.

The ball sat up beautifully but Maupay hammered his volley directly at Guaita’s chest, in a moment that summed up the Seagulls’ struggles in front of goal.

Palace record back-to-back clean sheets as Brighton attack stutters
Maupay finds himself with a big chance but hits it straight at Guaita

Solly March (£4.6m) wasted the home team’s other stand-out opportunity of the tie, firing into the side netting from close range after an excellent crossfield pass from Leandro Trossard (£5.8m) in the 35th minute.

On the defeat, Graham Potter admitted:

“It’s a sore one for us. I thought we, apart from the scorline, did a lot well in the game, had chances, didn’t take them and of course if you don’t… They didn’t do too much to get their goal. We were the better team up to that point. That’s football, you have to put the ball in the net. We created stuff, we tried, had shots, had chances, they didn’t have too much. I feel for the boys. We have to dust oursevles down. There’s enough quality there. We showed enough to say that we can move forward, that’s what we’ve got to do. It’s not a nice feeling when you lose a game. We didnt deserve to lose the game. We just need to focus on the positives, what we’ve done well. You can’t feel sorry for yourself. Sometimes you need a bit of luck – we didn’t get too much of that today. We have to keep working to turn those little margins in our favour. We know every game in this league is tough for us. Today there was a lot of effort and a lot of quality. I liked the performance, how we played. Over the course of the game we were quite good.” – Graham Potter

Owners of Wilfried Zaha (£6.8m) endured another blank in Gameweek 28 and may want to avoid the Match of the Day highlights. An injury-time break saw Cenk Tosun (£5.7m) eventually bundle the ball into Zaha’s path.

The winger, who opted to use the outside of his right foot, smashed the post with Mat Ryan (£4.8m) way off his line. The Australian keeper will not have been happy with his attempt to keep out Ayew’s goal, either.

BHACRY scout notes 4
Zaha hits the post with the goal gaping

Hodgson’s assessment of the fiery M23 derby clash was slightly different to Potter’s, with the Palace boss reckoning:

“It was a really good performance from the team, a battling performance. The pitch was heavy but I thought we kept in the game well and got our reward in the end. We should have more than one today and we missed two chances at the end but that is what happens when a team is losing, they send players forward. We had chances at the end, we had consistent moments towards the end of the game.” – Roy Hodgson

The result at the Amex means Brighton are looking nervously over their shoulders at the relegation zone, while Palace could secure safety with several games to spare. On that note, Hodgson added:

“You can never say never, it’s good to get back-to-back wins and we’ve got two important games coming up. If they go well, we can kiss relegation goodbye. We’ve got players coming back from injury so suddenly my squad looks different, whereas earlier in the season we needed all hands in deck.”

Brighton XI (4-2-3-1): Ryan; Burn, Dunk, Webster, Montoya (Jahanbaksh 77′); Propper, Bissouma (Alzate 81′); March (Murray 65′), Trossard, Mooy; Maupay.

Crystal Palace XI (4-3-3): Guaita; Van Aanholt, Cahill, Dann, Ward; McArthur, Kouyaté, McCarthy (Riedewald HT); Zaha, Benteke (Tosun 86′), Ayew.

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928 Comments Post a Comment
  1. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 12 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Last Man Standing Update (448 teams)

    Current safety score with autosubs = 14
    Top score = 37
    LMS average = 19.0 (-1.44) = 17.56
    Players played = 9.13/12.0
    Captains played = 94.64%

    2 games to go.

    1. Amey
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Touch and go for me this GW.
      Bruno has a job to do 😀

  2. Arteta
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Ismaïla Sarr deserves a statue outside the Emirates. Man just reached legendary status!

    1. ZeBestee
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      The boy is a really good player. Arsenal should consider buying him and then they can create a statue for him.

    2. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      He deserved a goal vs Liverpool after the Anfield game.

      Brilliant performance, stock gone sky high tonight.

    3. HMC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Yep sold him for Barnes this week. How do you like them apples. Owned him for a while and kept thru injury. FFS

  3. MC Hammer
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    West Ham should have done this

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

    Top 10k:
    18.96 (-1.1) = 17.86
    9/12 players played
    86.14% captain played

    https://www.livefpl.net/top10k

    1. fedolefan
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Bruno caps left? Or perhaps Jimenez?

      1. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        Few Vardys to go to low scoring VCs.

        1. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 6 months ago

          11.74%.

          1. fedolefan
            • 7 Years
            1 year, 6 months ago

            Ah, that's it. Was wondering how on earth have 14% capped Bruno/Jim

  5. No Totti No Party
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    9 from 7... love this game

    1. Syd.
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      I actually love these gameweeks

      The high scoring ones are boring

    2. ZeBestee
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Tough luck mate. Always next gw.

    3. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Good week for a bad week.

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

      10 from 7 here, but Greenwood and Traore owner

  6. Syd.
    • 12 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    11 points from 8

    3 wolves players left 😎

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Show off!

      1. Syd.
        • 12 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        Unfortunately I suspect 2 of those Wolves players won’t start

        1. Amey
          • 2 Years
          1 year, 6 months ago

          Traore Jimenez ?

          1. Syd.
            • 12 Years
            1 year, 6 months ago

            Traore and Dendoncker

            1. Amey
              • 2 Years
              1 year, 6 months ago

              Wow
              GL

    2. ZeBestee
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      What are you expecting for the BGW31 then? May be even worse.

  7. Nightf0x
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    which ?.

    a) vardy tarore -4 to auba saka
    b) vardy to jimi
    C) vardy traore -4 to jota pepe

    1. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      D) wait

  8. Jullepuu
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Should have captained Hayden over Salah

  9. KGFC
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Deeney saved my gw!!!!

    1. Pukki Party
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Hero

    2. ZeBestee
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Sold him 2 gws ago. Fpl has its moments and this was his moment. Sarr coming back helps a lot as well.

  10. Manani
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    19 points with 2 left to play (Greenwood if you count 33)

    well at least I didn't take a hit

  11. TomSaints
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Nice bit of these weeks is no real damage to having a bad time. Dropping 23k-> 30k

  12. Sloane426
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Doherty or Alonso?.

    1. Jullepuu
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Doherty

    2. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Alonso has the form and is unstoppable now

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

      Both

  13. Syd.
    • 12 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    One of my boys has Hanley

    He scored more than my 3 Liverpool players

  14. Horlicks esq.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    I’ve done a quick Mount > Sarr.

    A really early decision this evening, looking to those GW31 fixtures, makes sense.

    1. Amey
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Should have waited for midweek fa cup games

      1. Horlicks esq.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        Beat that price rise

  15. Syd.
    • 12 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    All joking aside that Sarr oooks like a great player

  16. Holding Matip
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    I will cry real tears if by some miracle Son manages to play tomorrow

    1. Syd.
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Is he not in isolation due to the virus

      1. Holding Matip
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        Yeah I should hope so, I have Sarr on my bench!!

    2. LǝgleSs e|even
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Hoping for alli to haul

  17. The 12th Man
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Remember Uniteds visit to Goodison last season.

    Repeat.

    1. Marvin abides
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      What happened? I can't remember.

      1. The 12th Man
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        4-0

        1. Marvin abides
          • 4 Years
          1 year, 6 months ago

          I've got DCL and Richarlison so I'll take a repeat of that.

      2. Syd.
        • 12 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        Me too

        I’m intrigued

  18. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    How's 28 plus Greenwood?

    1. Syd.
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Embarrassing

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        🙁

  19. LǝgleSs e|even
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Bookies bought the game big time..

    1. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Bookies drive Bentleys.

  20. Colonel Shoe 肝池
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Hope Everton can pull a Watford on utd tomorrow

    1. Syd.
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Apparently United have invented the sliced loaf

    2. Giggs Boson
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Nah, United are finishing this GW 4th. Should be a good game.

      1. Giggs Boson
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        They'll get 4 points for a win right?

    3. LǝgleSs e|even
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      This will be gold as league leader has united players

  21. Amey
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    All right, in the Pool defeat shock, we're ignoring Salad performance this GW.

    Was pathetic !

    1. ZeBestee
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Tbh the entire team was flat today.

      1. Amey
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        Yep

    2. Syd.
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Let’s be honest

      It wasn’t a shock

      1. Amey
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        I'm being honest 🙂

  22. ViperStripes
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    With Liverpool’s unbeaten run over, do we expect heavy rotation in PL

    1. Marvin abides
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Certainly not until it's won.

    2. Manani
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      not till they 100% close it out

    3. GreennRed
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Just Gomez and Henderson back. League still not won.

  23. Jon Walter's Hatty
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    People bragging about their scores is like two bald men fighting over a comb

    1. Syd.
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Pubes?

      1. Marvin abides
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        Genuinely I nearly posted this but thought better of it.

        1. Syd.
          • 12 Years
          1 year, 6 months ago

          I trim mine

          1. Marvin abides
            • 4 Years
            1 year, 6 months ago

            Wild, free and out of control. That's my policy.

            1. Jon Walter's Hatty
              • 7 Years
              1 year, 6 months ago

              Fabinho and Robert Carlos here I like a full Brazilian

    2. GreennRed
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      It's my midlife crisis and I'll cry when I want to 😉

      1. Jon Walter's Hatty
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        Already had that

  24. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    I would never have thought that a Dubravka+Lascelles double up would saved my GW

    1. ZeBestee
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Started Lasc over Stephens as well. Nice CS there.

  25. Citizenkane91
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Posted this 10 hours ago:

    https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/2020/02/29/perez-and-barnes-lack-clinical-edge-as-vardy-less-leicester-lose-at-norwich/?hc_sort_by=comment_date&hc_page=2&notify=no#hc_comment_21748069

    "Sarr likely to be my next transfer in. Then, very nicely set until GW 32.

    Depends on how attackingly fluid they look with Sarr back in the side."

    Fast forward, Sarr black superman.

    1. Marvin abides
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      You posted it 10 minutes ago too.

      1. Citizenkane91
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        Yup, in the wrong thread.

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

      You bring him in for this GW?

      1. Citizenkane91
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        On my draft team, brought him in early for the run until 32. No to the actual team. Brought in Pope, Alonso and Reece (a giroud post away from an assist).

    3. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      You are better than everybody else.

      1. Citizenkane91
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        Your words. 500 FPl managers above me, though.

    4. El Lobito 10
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Wow you're a true inspiration. An oracle some might say. And very non-attention-seeking about it all. A true example to all us mere mortals.

      1. Citizenkane91
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        Horribly dim-witted sarcasm. Don't have to be an oracle to know Sarr is quality.

  26. Louis Van Gaalstones
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    18 with 3 to play*

    *Martial, Traore, Williams

  27. how now brown cow
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Any man utd players at hotel type news?

    1. fedolefan
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Yeah, looking for this too. Useless Tony better be there.

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

      Usually get that when it's at Old Trafford.

  28. Don Kloppeone
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    I was offline from c. 5pm yesterday. Did the Vardy news break pre-deadline and people on here actually move him out? Any success stories?

    1. Amey
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Pre deadline
      Actually one hour ago !

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

        Did ppl actually take him out or just took it on the chin?

  29. Jon Walter's Hatty
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Pool were worried about coronavirus but got done by sarrs

    1. Jebiga
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Hahaha

  30. Jebiga
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    So Vatford nailed Livarpool on the 6th place next 30 years, right? 🙂