Scout Notes

Patience with Vardy wearing thin as Leicester attack continues to struggle

Leicester 0-0 Brighton

  • Goals: None
  • Assists: None
  • Penalties saved: Kasper Schmeichel (£5.4m)
  • Penalties missed: Neal Maupay (£5.7m)
  • Bonus Points: Schmeichel x3, Ben Chilwell x2 (£5.5m), Çaglar Söyüncü x2 (£4.9m)

There was a missed penalty. The end.

That’s how the match report for this Tuesday evening encounter should have gone but, luckily for you, we are committed to at least trying to find a lesson for Fantasy managers to learn as they start preparing for Gameweek 32.

Owners of Jamie Vardy (£9.7m), still 29.7% of managers worldwide, will be the most frustrated as his troubles in front of goal dragged on.

The centre-forward’s latest blank is his eighth from a possible 10 since Gameweek 19, registering just three attacking returns in that time.

There was even some captaincy interest in Vardy for Gameweek 31+ but his virtually anonymous displays against Watford and Brighton will have his owners already worried about the next two matches.

Everton host Leicester in Gameweek 32+ having kept three clean sheets from six at Goodison Park under Carlo Ancelotti, only conceding more than once against Newcastle in Gameweek 24.

After that, Vardy will face a Crystal Palace defence that did not give up a single goal between Gameweeks 27 and 30+.

Particularly concerning for Vardy is the fact that he has not been all that unfortunate to blank in each of his Project Restart matches.

In the first 27 minutes of Tuesday’s meeting with Brighton, the forward touched the ball just once with his colleagues unable to get him on the ball up against the visitors’ defence.

With two matches of Project Restart chalked off already, it is easy to see the problem for Vardy is not just his own but with the entire Leicester team, which looked especially sluggish against Brighton. It will be particularly alarming for Brendan Rodgers that on both Saturday and Tuesday, his side enjoyed the lion’s share of possession, did very little with it, and gave up the bigger and better chances to their opponents. Perhaps that should not come as a massive surprise given the Foxes pre-lockdown form. Between Gameweeks 24 and 29, only Sheffield United, Norwich and Aston Villa registered few big chances than Leicester.

Largely out of necessity, Rodgers shuffled his pack following the draw at Watford. He benched Harvey Barnes (£6.2m), much to the chagrin of his 3.9% ownership, replacing him on the left-flank of attacking midfield with Kelechi Iheanacho (£5.7m).

Demarai Gray (£5.0m) came in for Ayoze Pérez (£6.2m) and, like Iheanacho on the other side, offered very little in the way of creativity. Even when Barnes and Pérez came on in the second half, they could not find a way to trouble Brighton’s defence.

“(The short turnaround) was one of the reasons (we rotated). It was Saturday/Tuesday for players just coming back. We wanted extra support in midfield with Papy Mendy, who has good legs. Dimi was very good at the weekend, and we wanted to put a striker in too. The two systems cancelled each other out, without scoring.” – Brendan Rodgers

James Maddison (£7.5m) also put in another disappointing performance, wasting his direct free-kicks and blazing over any efforts from open play too. He had one of Leicester’s best chances in the second half, receiving the ball on the edge of the box from a Vardy knock-down, only to fire it high and wide. It is particularly telling that, for all his set-piece duties, Maddison has not provided an assist since Gameweek 16.

In arguably one of the dullest games of the season so far, there was a silver lining for the neutrals in the display of Tariq Lamptey (£4.0m).

Coming in at right-back for Brighton, the budget defender should be handed credit for his role in ensuring Leicester struggled on Tuesday night, especially considering it was touch-and-go over whether he would need substituting in the first half because of a cut to the face.

A particular highlight for the youngster was when Vardy tried to burn him for pace out-wide, pushing the ball past the defender, only for Lamptey to match the forward and dispossess him easily. 

“I think you could see (Lamptey’s) attributes. He has got great speed. I thought he competed well, showed great courage because he took a heavy smash to the face and needed stitches. He had a big hole on the side of his face. But he played against some good players out there and I thought he was magnificent.” – Graham Potter

This result did, admittedly, make for one or two happy souls in the FPL community, notably those invested in the Leicester defence. Çaglar Söyüncü (£4.9m) and Kasper Schmeichel (£5.4m) are still owned by 15.6% and 13.5% respectively, both keeping a clean sheet and the latter saving a Neal Maupay (£5.7m) penalty.

“(Schmeichel) is invaluable. He’s one of the best in the league. He studies the players’ penalties. He’s been very good in the two games back.” – Brendan Rodgers

“A clean sheet, fitness was good and subs tried to make an impact and we didn’t concede so we’ll take a point. We haven’t won the games, but we’ve showed a good mentality to not concede so much and hopefully, after more training, we can find the goals to get back to winning.” – Brendan Rodgers

Leicester City XI (4-2-3-1): Schmeichel; Chilwell, Söyüncü, Evans, Justin; Mendy (Tielemans 69′), Ndidi; Iheanacho (H Barnes 69′), Maddison, D Gray (Pérez 73′); Vardy.

Brighton and Hove Albion XI (4-4-2): Ryan; Burn, Webster (Duffy 24′), Dunk, Lamptey; Mac Allister (March 58′), D Stephens, Bissouma (Bissouma 58′), Mooy; Connolly (Murray 82′), Maupay (Trossard 57′).

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822 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Fit_to_drop
      1 month, 10 days ago

      What is the honest assessment of Spurs after last nights game? I thought they were poor and the rush to invest in them was probably overstated. I know Kane and Son returned but it never looked convincing. I might hold one of them for the fixtures ahead but that will be the extent of it.

      1. FOO FIGHTER
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Think it is worthwile holding onto Son.

        • Twitter: @Ze_Austin
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 10 days ago

          That's exactly how Son's kept getting points throughout this season

          He's so independent on his team's performance, it's insane

          1. fish&chips
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Agree with this, spurs have looked trash all season but he still manages to consistently come up with the goods (unless he gets himself sent off)

        • Valar(Keith)
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Aurier was really good going forward.. and they looked comfortable in defense. Infact, Considering the huge break I'm not sure what they did wrong beating a side playing for their lives 2-0?

          1. GreennRed
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            It was West Ham though, not the Brazilian 1970 team.

            1. Valar(Keith)
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              You can only beat what's in front of you. Tottenham beat what was in front of the 2-0. Not sure why them not being Brazil is relevant since the OG poster said they were poor and my point was they werent

        • TomSaints
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          I’m annoyed i (c) son as was unconvinced on spurs performance but was looking for differential. West Ham also set up super defensively. 1cm difference and Son gets bigger return though. So funny old game.

          1. liner
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            That 1 cm difference destroyed happiness of so many girls

        • El Presidente
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Everyone looks poor apart from City and maybe Wolves and Everton

            1. GreennRed
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              United were good against a dogged Spurs team.

              1. El Presidente
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  Seen glimpses but not fully convinced just yet

                  1. GreennRed
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 10 days ago

                    Pogba made a big difference when he came on but Martial and Rashford need to bring their shooting boots.

                    1. El Presidente
                        1 month, 10 days ago

                        Yeah Pogba is a great player if he's focused and if they figure out that mid partnership with Bruno I think they can become dominant till the end of the season especially with those fixtures...

              2. Kannbury
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  Typical Kane, good for a goal but also good for a booking

                • Super Saints
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  Aurier looked there best asset, unlucky not to get an assist or two

                • Raz Sterling Archer
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  I also don't think the fixtures are as good as the tracker makes out, everton are green for example, and Newcastle away is green aswel.

                • SouthCoastSaint
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  They were poor, but they both still returned points. That’s what you pay the extra $ for.

                  Son was particularly hindered by having to hug the left touchline

                • POLSKA GOLA
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  If they had another defensive asset as cheap as Aurier I would double up

              3. Magic Hamster
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                I'm chasing in my ML... Pepe against Norwich worth a punt?

                Not a huge number of appealing differentials at the moment...

                1. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  Might not start...

                2. SouthCoastSaint
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  No way of knowing arsenals team. Could even be injuries

              4. DannyDrinkVodka
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  Anybody thinking of captaining Sarr in GW 32?

                  1. Fit_to_drop
                      1 month, 10 days ago

                      Keep drinking the Vodka...

                      1. iL PiStOlErO
                        • 1 Year
                        1 month, 10 days ago

                        If he was drinking rum it would be Sarrrrr.

                    • Cruz88
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 10 days ago

                      It's not the worst shout, despite what the others say. Over the last four home matches he's 4th for xG, ahead of the likes of Salah, Aguero, Jimi and DCL, though the numbers are swayed by his performance against Liverpool before the break. Still, he's a decent option for this week against a Southampton defence that isn't that great away from home. I'm not sure about captaining, but I'm still starting him. GW34 at home against Norwich on the other hand...

                      1. TomSaints
                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 10 days ago

                        I’m slightly biased but Saints are better away from home and surprised me by coming flying out of the blocks v Norwich. A game I expected us to lose.

                        See how arsenal game goes, but if it’s another strong performance I’d be very wary of (c) against

                    • SouthCoastSaint
                      • 8 Years
                      1 month, 10 days ago

                      He’s in my team but def not captain

                  2. manu4life99
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    1 month, 10 days ago

                    Best 1 week punt to replace Aguero before WC33?

                    Ederson
                    Doherty Fernández Lund
                    KDB Bruno(vc) Grealish Mount
                    Aub(C) Jimi Aguero*

                    Leno*,Elghazi,Egan,Basham

                    1. Boleyn Boy
                      • 9 Years
                      1 month, 10 days ago

                      I'd say Kane or Rashford. Kane might be better though because he doesn't have a cup game in the middle of the gameweek

                      1. Tinkermania
                          1 month, 10 days ago

                          Kane will burn out or get injured. For once he has a manager who is asking him to put in a shift! Something he is not used to.

                    2. Maddamotha
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 10 days ago

                      I smoke a fat pound of grass and fall on my ass faster than a fat bich who sat down too fast

                      1. GreennRed
                        • 8 Years
                        1 month, 10 days ago

                        Fair play, your village must be proud.

                    3. Miguel Sanchez
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 10 days ago

                      Thoughts on bringing in Jesus for GW33 for one of DCL or Ings ?

                      1. FOO FIGHTER
                          1 month, 10 days ago

                          Meh

                          1. Miguel Sanchez
                            • 4 Years
                            1 month, 10 days ago

                            It is a bit, but he will have so many chances on a plate. Just trying to find differentials before the season is up.

                            1. baps sniffer
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 2 Years
                              1 month, 10 days ago

                              Normally having Jesus when Aguero is out, would be a solid move. Yet, he is not in form now and will be rotated. Get rather Foden and Mahrez.

                        • JabariParkersEyelid
                            1 month, 10 days ago

                            Ings just as likely to be rotated so why not I guess.

                          • El Presidente
                              1 month, 10 days ago

                              Uninspiring

                            • Gobigorgohome
                              • 9 Years
                              1 month, 10 days ago

                              the last thing i would do

                          • ChickenTikkaMoSalah
                            • 5 Years
                            1 month, 10 days ago

                            Perez to Son for free?

                            1. jimmy.floyd
                              • 4 Years
                              1 month, 10 days ago

                              Yes

                              1. Fit_to_drop
                                  1 month, 10 days ago

                                  Thats a sarcasm post by Original poster surely?

                              2. El Presidente
                                  1 month, 10 days ago

                                  Nope, Perez essential

                              3. JimJoshBoy
                                • 2 Years
                                1 month, 10 days ago

                                What do we think of

                                Vardy + Sarr >>> DCL + Son for (-4)

                                1. JimJoshBoy
                                  • 2 Years
                                  1 month, 10 days ago

                                  Obviously going to wait to watch Everton tonight but finger on the tirgger stuff while watching proise rises

                                2. Amey
                                  • 1 Year
                                  1 month, 10 days ago

                                  I don't think this is a good GW to do those moves.
                                  Could go either way

                                3. antis0cial
                                  • 4 Years
                                  1 month, 10 days ago

                                  I’d be reluctant to lose Sarr and DCL has a couple of tough games coming up, Leicester and spurs.

                                4. Pumpy Pro
                                  • 11 Years
                                  1 month, 10 days ago

                                  Son looks awful at the moment . I am thinking of giving him one more then losing for Mahrez or even Bergewijn who looked better in the short time he was on

                                5. The Red Devil
                                  • 5 Years
                                  1 month, 10 days ago

                                  One game too late to get in DCL, his best fixture is this GW

                                  1. JimJoshBoy
                                    • 2 Years
                                    1 month, 10 days ago

                                    Yeah fair enough,

                                    Safest move might just be VArdy to Rashford then and go without Son?

                                    We will have a look tonigth sure

                                6. SouthCoastSaint
                                  • 8 Years
                                  1 month, 10 days ago

                                  Wouldn’t be losing sarr

                                  1. Steve The Spud
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    1 month, 10 days ago

                                    It’s tough because players are still getting going arguably your ditching son just as he’s about to get back to top gear

                                    1. Steve The Spud
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      1 month, 10 days ago

                                      Fail, saw your getting son.... just as he’s getting to top gear....

                              4. Little Red Lacazette
                                • 3 Years
                                1 month, 10 days ago

                                Hello all. 1FT. Should I save and activate BB on this squad?

                                Pope
                                TAA Saiss Lundstram
                                Salah KDB Fernandes Saka
                                Auba DCL Jimi

                                Martinez Cathcart Sarr Taylor

                                1. I hate Moreno
                                  • 8 Years
                                  1 month, 10 days ago

                                  Depends how you feel about Lundstram, probably in for a 1 pointer again. Rest looks good tho.

                                  1. baps sniffer
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 2 Years
                                    1 month, 10 days ago

                                    He has 1 ft to ditch Lundy. Personally I wouldn't BB this week, because of the FA cup. The risk of odd no show or injury is high.

                                    1. Little Red Lacazette
                                      • 3 Years
                                      1 month, 10 days ago

                                      Cheers all. Who for Lundy? Max 4.9?

                                      1. JabariParkersEyelid
                                          1 month, 10 days ago

                                          Aurier would be the obvious choice.

                                          Think Leicester defence is worth looking at as well maybe.

                                          1. baps sniffer
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 2 Years
                                            1 month, 10 days ago

                                            Justin is the other option, yes. Not certain about Spurs defence, almost any other team would have scored yesterday.

                                          2. Little Red Lacazette
                                            • 3 Years
                                            1 month, 10 days ago

                                            Yes, thinking of Aurier.

                                2. I hate Moreno
                                  • 8 Years
                                  1 month, 10 days ago

                                  Nyland
                                  TAA, Saiss, Baldock
                                  Sterling, KDB, Bruno, Saka
                                  Jesus, Jiminez, Tammy

                                  Leno, Grealish, Egan, Lund

                                  0 ITB and 1 FT. Any ideas? Still have WC, but I'd rather not use it as I like the 3 City players after this week.

                                  Leno injuries and Tammy benching last week have made this look a lot worse than what it should have been.

                                  1. baps sniffer
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 2 Years
                                    1 month, 10 days ago

                                    Lund to Lascelles or Aurier?

                                3. Colby
                                  • 9 Years
                                  1 month, 10 days ago

                                  Morning all.
                                  When will the Fa Cup Quarters be played?

                                  1. GreennRed
                                    • 8 Years
                                    1 month, 10 days ago

                                    http://www.thefa.com/competitions/thefacup/fixtures

                                    Saturday and Sunday.

                                    1. Colby
                                      • 9 Years
                                      1 month, 10 days ago

                                      Cheers mate

                                4. milanista10
                                  • 7 Years
                                  1 month, 10 days ago

                                  Which fixtures would you BB for?

                                  A) GW32:
                                  McCarthy (wat), Aurier (shu), Lascelles (bou), Cantwell (ars)

                                  B) GW33:
                                  McCarthy (MCI), Aurier (EVE), Lascelles (WHU), Cantwell (BHA)

                                  1. Boleyn Boy
                                    • 9 Years
                                    1 month, 10 days ago

                                    B

                                  2. popey
                                    • 2 Years
                                    1 month, 10 days ago

                                    A
                                    McCarthy more chance of a CS and likely to get save point option in both
                                    sheff utd looked limp going forward last two games
                                    jamaal decent chance of CS against either of those on form - hard to call which one. bou were awful agaist palace, newcastle stronger at home
                                    arenal may be more open than brighton

                                5. antis0cial
                                  • 4 Years
                                  1 month, 10 days ago

                                  What to do with Vardy? 2ft .1 itb

                                  Son? Jesus? Kane?

                                  Pope
                                  TAA AWB Boly
                                  Salah KDB Fernandes Sarr Traore
                                  Rashford Jimenez

                                  Vardy Lascelles Stevens

                                  1. JimJoshBoy
                                    • 2 Years
                                    1 month, 10 days ago

                                    Looking at Sarr + Vardy >>> Son + DCL myself.

                                    1. antis0cial
                                      • 4 Years
                                      1 month, 10 days ago

                                      Just replied to your post. I quite like Sarr, DCL is up against Leicester and spurs next. I could do those moves for -4 losing Traore instead and downgrading Stevens. Just not sure it’s worth it.

                                    2. baps sniffer
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 2 Years
                                      1 month, 10 days ago

                                      I think it will soo look like Kane over Son atm. But Son is cheaper and will get pts even though he played too wide imo.

                                      1. antis0cial
                                        • 4 Years
                                        1 month, 10 days ago

                                        Yeah maybe. They are so defensive minded under Morinho. Thanks.

                                  2. The Red Devil
                                    • 5 Years
                                    1 month, 10 days ago

                                    Sarr traore to fodder & son

                                  3. The Red Devil
                                    • 5 Years
                                    1 month, 10 days ago

                                    Or traore vardy to son and fodder

                                    1. antis0cial
                                      • 4 Years
                                      1 month, 10 days ago

                                      Thanks. I was contemplating Vardy + Traore to Nketiah + Son.

                                      Vardy + Traore to DCL + Mahrez is an option, but tough games for them next.

                                      1. JimJoshBoy
                                        • 2 Years
                                        1 month, 10 days ago

                                        Vardy has to go. Just have to ask yourself whether you want Son instead or another forward. Check them out tonight, we know Son looked good

                                6. MGD
                                  • 4 Years
                                  1 month, 10 days ago

                                  I'm 35 points ahead in ML. What you think?

                                  Me / him:
                                  DDG / Pope
                                  Aurier / Maguire
                                  Saiss / Justin
                                  Rashford / Son
                                  Mount / Saint Maximin

                                  Will start blocking him soon as both now have used WC. 800 pounds 1st Prize

                                  1. Hairy Potter
                                    • 5 Years
                                    1 month, 10 days ago

                                    Prefer your picks.

                                    Not sure ASM's hamstring will cope with Newcastle's schedule. He had problems with it before lockdown.

                                    1. MGD
                                      • 4 Years
                                      1 month, 10 days ago

                                      Cheers 🙂

                                  2. Tinkermania
                                      1 month, 10 days ago

                                      You can only block if he tells you the team before deadline and his captain. 35 points is not a lot. Just one fantastic captain pick and you are caught.

                                  3. Vimes (No Arsenal Players)
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 1 Year
                                    1 month, 10 days ago

                                    Can I try again lol? Lots of people taking hits (or have taken) and looking at my team not sure I need to:

                                    Barnes (EVE a)/ Mount (WHU a)/ Grealish (WOL h) spring to mind as options to upgrade.

                                    3m ITB

                                    Ederson
                                    Doh TAA Boly
                                    Mount Barnes Grealish KDB Bruno
                                    Jimi Rash

                                    1. baps sniffer
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 2 Years
                                      1 month, 10 days ago

                                      Barnes and Graelish aren't worth starting imho.

                                    2. Hairy Potter
                                      • 5 Years
                                      1 month, 10 days ago

                                      Grealish would be my priority to ship, after the Newcastle game his fixtures are poor.

                                    3. The Red Devil
                                      • 5 Years
                                      1 month, 10 days ago

                                      Mount

                                    4. MikeRyko
                                      • 4 Years
                                      1 month, 10 days ago

                                      Yeah get in Richarlison for either Grealish or Barnes

                                  4. Live Scoutcast 5:15pm Thurs - Leave your questions here
                                    J0E
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • Has Moderation Rights
                                    • 11 Years
                                    1 month, 10 days ago

                                    Gameweeks moving swiftly.

                                    It's Scoutcast time again tomorrow (THURS)

                                    Feel free to leave your questions here

                                    Looking at 5:15 start with Az and Andy joining me.

                                    Look out on our Twitter stream tomorrow for full details.

                                    1. Boleyn Boy
                                      • 9 Years
                                      1 month, 10 days ago

                                      Best captaincy options for this week? Especially for those of us without Auba

                                      1. Long ago I drew a walrus
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 9 Years
                                        1 month, 10 days ago

                                        Also those of us with Auba. Could be a separate question but also related to the captaincy question - how should we plan around the FA Cup and possible rotation

                                    2. Colby
                                      • 9 Years
                                      1 month, 10 days ago

                                      Hi Joe and team.
                                      What are your guys thoughts on Liverpool assets for the rest of the season. Are Salah and Mane still essential or too costly to leave out of our squads?

                                      1. baps sniffer
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 2 Years
                                        1 month, 10 days ago

                                        Why is Liverpool DD forgotten? Trent is almost essential, but do we expect VvD to be a secure starter and regular source for clean sheets?

                                    3. iL PiStOlErO
                                      • 1 Year
                                      1 month, 10 days ago

                                      Can Jesus be the saviour?

                                    4. ViperStripes
                                      • 10 Years
                                      1 month, 10 days ago

                                      Taking a captain punt on Richarlison this week.

                                      1. Warby84
                                        • 5 Years
                                        1 month, 10 days ago

                                        Or Alonso

                                    5. Raz Sterling Archer
                                      • 3 Years
                                      1 month, 10 days ago

                                      its a long GW32 with teams playing after the deadline in the cup but before the league game! any good way to plan for this?

                                    6. El Presidente
                                        1 month, 10 days ago

                                        United & Wolves triple up maybe too much?

                                      • seewhyaxe
                                        • 3 Years
                                        1 month, 10 days ago

                                        Any thoughts of Luiz signing the 1-year extension?

                                        1. Az
                                          • Has Moderation Rights
                                          • 11 Years
                                          1 month, 10 days ago

                                          I'd love to answer this one
                                          *rubs hands together gleefully*

                                      • The Red Devil
                                        • 5 Years
                                        1 month, 10 days ago

                                        Best forwards going ahead, Jimenez is one that's nailed on for most, DCL has average fixtures, Aubameyang is either sold/will be sold in 2 GWs
                                        Rashford? Jesus?

                                      • The Red Devil
                                        • 5 Years
                                        1 month, 10 days ago

                                        With no form as such to consider with most teams having played 2-3 games
                                        Is it time to target fixtures? Get players facing teams like Villa, Norwich, Bournemouth, West Ham

                                      • Rains of Castamere
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 5 Years
                                        1 month, 10 days ago

                                        I asked the community earlier but would be good to get Scoutcast thoughts on defensive moves and blocking players as we head into the final strait.

                                        So, at what point do you start defensively blocking your exposure to explosive players? For example, my rival 35 points behind has gone Salah on WC while I have Mane. One Salah captaincy haul pretty much wipes out my lead. Would you swap Mane to Salah ahead of GW33 (AVL) to protect rank?

                                      • Karan14
                                        • 4 Years
                                        1 month, 10 days ago

                                        1. Best City assets to own from GW33 onwards?
                                        KDB, Jesus, Sterling, Mahrez, Foden all looking like decent options.

                                        1. Karan14
                                          • 4 Years
                                          1 month, 10 days ago

                                          2. Is it worth considering going without Pool attackers?

                                      • french holiday
                                        • 2 Years
                                        1 month, 10 days ago

                                        What to do with Leicester assets following another un inspiring performance.
                                        Is TAA a benchable pick for the City game?

                                      • TomSaints
                                        • 2 Years
                                        1 month, 10 days ago

                                        In the current climate, how long should we give a player (eg Son / vardy) before changing to chase points elsewhere?

                                        Games coming thick and fast, lots of rotation and teams getting up to speed. Feels like pressure is to react faster / jump on bandwagons sooner than normal

                                      • FALSE PROFIT
                                        • 6 Years
                                        1 month, 10 days ago

                                        Does it pay to get high risk minutes with promising returns, such as Pulisic, Bergwijn, Alonso Mahrez for the run in. Or go for ticking over low ceiling players with likely starts? With the 5 sub rule, it is likely all players in big squads, how do we prepare and avoid the 1 pointers that will plague us?

                                        1. Major League Shocker
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          1 month, 10 days ago

                                          Good comment, I'm liking Alonso for that reason. He typically either plays 90 or 0, doesn't tend to come on as a sub.

                                          Since I don't really like any of the midfield options below 8m, might just get Alonso in a 4-4-2 with four 8m+ mids.

                                      • DeadStar
                                        • 9 Years
                                        1 month, 10 days ago

                                        How are you adapting to the hectic fixture schedule? Is it now more advisable than ever to make 2 transfers every 2 game weeks with so little thinking time between the deadlines?

                                      • Stoic
                                        • 3 Years
                                        1 month, 10 days ago

                                        GK options to replace Leno.
                                        Pope, Patricio, Foster or DDG

                                      • FPL_Sponge
                                        • 5 Years
                                        1 month, 9 days ago

                                        Team - Man City: with fixtures turning green from GW33+ which Man City assets should we be targeting for the run in? Jesus, Mahrez, even Ederson? Or will potential lack of motivation and rotation put you off?

                                        1. J0E
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • Has Moderation Rights
                                          • 11 Years
                                          1 month, 9 days ago

                                          Great question. We always try to think ahead on the scoutcast so am keen to get planning for GWK 33 now as well as 32. City re-entry plan looks really important. Cheers.

                                        2. tisza
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 5 Years
                                          1 month, 9 days ago

                                          once the league is "lost" I think Foden becomes a serious contender. Game time to prepare for next season with Dilva going. If they remain in CL for next season then they are pretty much safe already - if they don't then Foden sure to get extra gametime/starts.

                                      • Hulk Smash
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 4 Years
                                        1 month, 9 days ago

                                        For those who Bench Boosted in 30+ and Free Hit in 31+ but haven't yet Wildcarded, would you use the Wildcard in 32+ or 33+?

                                        32+ is risky because of cup games played after the deadline. But on the other hand, many of us are coming back to squads filled with ARS, SHU, MCI and AVL players we don't want while our rivals have nicely set up Wildcard teams. Plus the longer you put off Wildcarding the more likely you are to be priced out by big price changes.

                                      • mixology
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 7 Years
                                        1 month, 9 days ago

                                        Keep or sell Liverpool assets?

                                      • Donblaster
                                        • 6 Years
                                        1 month, 9 days ago

                                        Is Fernandes to Martial chasing points or a sensible move?

                                        8m midfielder playing as a striker and the focal point for all that creativity behind him against weak opposition for the rest of the season.

                                      • Wolves Ay We
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 4 Years
                                        1 month, 9 days ago

                                        Worth getting Auba for a captain's punt or too much of a risk?

                                      • Wolves Ay We
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 4 Years
                                        1 month, 9 days ago

                                        What is the forward with Man U? 3 attackers or 2 attackers and a defender or DDG?

                                        1. Wolves Ay We
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 4 Years
                                          1 month, 9 days ago

                                          *way forward

                                    7. BNMC
                                        1 month, 10 days ago

                                        DCL a good option next week?

                                        1. iL PiStOlErO
                                          • 1 Year
                                          1 month, 10 days ago

                                          Sure

                                        2. KAPTAIN KANE
                                          • 3 Years
                                          1 month, 10 days ago

                                          Dominic Calvert-Lewindowski

                                      • kime67
                                        • 2 Years
                                        1 month, 10 days ago

                                        FREE HIT 32 TEAM:

                                        DDG
                                        PVA AZPI DOHERTY
                                        SARR KDB SON BRUNO
                                        RASHFORD AUBA (C) JIMENEZ

                                        good?

                                        1. Boleyn Boy
                                          • 9 Years
                                          1 month, 10 days ago

                                          Seems good to me. Is there anyone on your bench that can come on in case someone is unexpectedly dropped?

                                        2. kime67
                                          • 2 Years
                                          1 month, 10 days ago

                                          saka and lascalles

                                        3. FALSE PROFIT
                                          • 6 Years
                                          1 month, 10 days ago

                                          PVA against Pool?
                                          Azpi, Auba and PVA are the only different ones to my own team

                                      • KAPTAIN KANE
                                        • 3 Years
                                        1 month, 10 days ago

                                        TAA, Robertson, Salah (C), Martial, Jota, Traore and Lascelles tonight!

                                        Do me proud boys

                                        1. BNMC
                                            1 month, 10 days ago

                                            No Raul... bold or crazy?

                                            1. KAPTAIN KANE
                                              • 3 Years
                                              1 month, 10 days ago

                                              Mixture of both, I played Free Hit and couldn’t get the balance I wanted with Jimenez (have Vardy and Kane)

                                              1. KAPTAIN KANE
                                                • 3 Years
                                                1 month, 10 days ago

                                                And Son

                                          • The Legend Squad
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 5 Years
                                            1 month, 10 days ago

                                            TAA, Gomez, Salah, Rashford, Bruno (c), Jimenez, Lascelles for me.

                                            Think I prefer your lot to be honest!

                                          • Rains of Castamere
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 5 Years
                                            1 month, 10 days ago

                                            Why didn't you captain Kane, Kaptain Kane?

                                          • FALSE PROFIT
                                            • 6 Years
                                            1 month, 10 days ago

                                            Martial, Bruno, DCL, Jimmi, Doherty, Sais and TAA. Who do you will win from the two of us tonight KK?

                                          • popey
                                            • 2 Years
                                            1 month, 10 days ago

                                            so many players involved tonight, got to within 6 points of leader in ML last night with Aurier/Son and him having no players involved. Tonights differntials are;

                                            Him: Mane Trent Maguire DCL ASM
                                            Me: Saiss Rahford Martial

                                            Hoping Utd batter the weak shu defence and Pool rotate. Hate not having TAA!

                                            Not to mention have to endure the nerves of watching Villa and hoping we offer something(/anything) offensively

                                        2. Miguel Sanchez
                                          • 4 Years
                                          1 month, 10 days ago

                                          Which two from GW 33?

                                          A) Mahrez
                                          B) Richarlison
                                          C) DCL

                                          1. KAPTAIN KANE
                                            • 3 Years
                                            1 month, 10 days ago

                                            A and C

                                          2. FALSE PROFIT
                                            • 6 Years
                                            1 month, 10 days ago

                                            A and C only because of space for more options in Midfield.

                                        3. BNMC
                                            1 month, 10 days ago

                                            Considering a set of triple Man Utd, triple Man City (after they play Pool), and triple Wolves. Those are the only three teams that have given me any sort of confidence so far. Am I crazy or could that pay off?

                                            1. Tinkermania
                                                1 month, 10 days ago

                                                Doesn't mean they will score and will to nil every week. Could pay though but the reasoning is flawed.

                                              • baps sniffer
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                • 2 Years
                                                1 month, 10 days ago

                                                How are you planning to handle Pep Roulette? There can also be soon Big Klopp roulette to make things even more difficult.

                                            2. Raz Sterling Archer
                                              • 3 Years
                                              1 month, 10 days ago

                                              Best time to FH? I think maybe GW36, base ure city picks on who didn't play the last game!

                                              Liverpool v arsenal
                                              Wolves v burnley
                                              Chelsea v Norwich
                                              Everton v Villa
                                              City v Bournemouth

                                              1. BNMC
                                                  1 month, 10 days ago

                                                  You could make a case for basically any gameweek...

                                                • The Train Driver
                                                  • 5 Years
                                                  1 month, 10 days ago

                                                  Depends on your team really..

                                              2. cigan
                                                • 2 Years
                                                1 month, 10 days ago

                                                Should hold the FT here (barring any injuries), right?

                                                Bergwijn should start the next one surely?
                                                Also, which defenders would you play/bench? All happen to have good fixtures (apart from Trent who obviously shouldn't be benched)

                                                Patricio
                                                TAA Doherty Lascelles
                                                Salah KDB Bruno Bergwijn
                                                Rashford Jimenez DCL

                                                3.9 / Saka / Holgate / Kiko

                                                1. JabariParkersEyelid
                                                    1 month, 10 days ago

                                                    Think you should start Saka v Norwich.

                                                    1. cigan
                                                      • 2 Years
                                                      1 month, 10 days ago

                                                      In place of who tho? DCL?

                                                      1. JabariParkersEyelid
                                                          1 month, 10 days ago

                                                          I'm probably going to start Nketiah over DCL, think he's the obvious choice as Leicester have been pretty solid defensively.

                                                          1. cigan
                                                            • 2 Years
                                                            1 month, 10 days ago

                                                            Good point, might do this with Saka as well

                                                  • The Train Driver
                                                    • 5 Years
                                                    1 month, 10 days ago

                                                    Would you play Saka (NOR) ahead of AWB (bri)?

                                                    1. Champ
                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                      • 10 Years
                                                      1 month, 10 days ago

                                                      It's worth a punt I think

                                                    2. FALSE PROFIT
                                                      • 6 Years
                                                      1 month, 10 days ago

                                                      Both?

                                                  • Disturbed
                                                    • 6 Years
                                                    1 month, 10 days ago

                                                    Who would you downgrade here to get 1.3m to afford vardy > Auba?

                                                    Ddg
                                                    taa doherty aurier
                                                    kdb bruno (c) son richarlison
                                                    vardy rashford jimmy

                                                    martin taylor guendouzi ngakia

                                                    1. g40steve
                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                      • 2 Years
                                                      1 month, 10 days ago

                                                      That’s a lot to cut?
                                                      See how Richy performs.

                                                    2. JabariParkersEyelid
                                                        1 month, 10 days ago

                                                        Richarlison.

                                                      • Jafalad
                                                        • 10 Years
                                                        1 month, 10 days ago

                                                        Doherty->Sais.

                                                      • MikeRyko
                                                        • 4 Years
                                                        1 month, 10 days ago

                                                        Nice team.

                                                        Doherty to Saiss seems the obvious answer.

                                                    3. g40steve
                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                      • 2 Years
                                                      1 month, 10 days ago

                                                      Anything glaring for next week?

                                                      Pope,
                                                      Trent, Doherty, Aurier
                                                      Salah, KDB, Fernandes, Sarr,
                                                      Jimmy, Rashford, Vardy

                                                      McCarthy, Boly, Barnes, Taylor

                                                      .2 itb

                                                      Still got WC, TC & BB chips.

                                                      1. Jafalad
                                                        • 10 Years
                                                        1 month, 10 days ago

                                                        Just Vardy's lack of form and no Son.

                                                        1. g40steve
                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                          • 2 Years
                                                          1 month, 10 days ago

                                                          As always cannot have them all.

                                                      2. Vimes (No Arsenal Players)
                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                        • 1 Year
                                                        1 month, 10 days ago

                                                        Not Vardy

                                                        1. g40steve
                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                          • 2 Years
                                                          1 month, 10 days ago

                                                          Keep or swap?

                                                    4. Vimes (No Arsenal Players)
                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                      • 1 Year
                                                      1 month, 10 days ago

                                                      Barnes > Sarr
                                                      Grealish > Foden

                                                      A) For -8
                                                      B) or just one for -4
                                                      C) or Stick no hit

                                                      1. dukesofhazard10
                                                        • 1 Year
                                                        1 month, 10 days ago

                                                        A: not worth for -8. Do it if it is a free transfer
                                                        B: No, Grealish will score more points than Foden
                                                        C: Yes

                                                        1. Vimes (No Arsenal Players)
                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                          • 1 Year
                                                          1 month, 10 days ago

                                                          thank you

                                                      2. Champ
                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                        • 10 Years
                                                        1 month, 10 days ago

                                                        Good moves but not this week

                                                        1. Vimes (No Arsenal Players)
                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                          • 1 Year
                                                          1 month, 10 days ago

                                                          cheers, i'll wait

                                                    5. Hotdogs for Tea
                                                      • 4 Years
                                                      1 month, 10 days ago

                                                      Leicester were pretty poor yesterday, not sure what is going on there

                                                      1. Giggs Boson
                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                        • 8 Years
                                                        1 month, 10 days ago

                                                        Vardy works better against high lines, and no Pereira made it difficult to break down Brighton's bus imo.

                                                        Justin looked very weak at RB.

                                                        1. FALSE PROFIT
                                                          • 6 Years
                                                          1 month, 10 days ago

                                                          It did not see Brighton as a bus Park.

                                                    6. Oggle22
                                                      • 3 Years
                                                      1 month, 10 days ago

                                                      Currently going into next gw with this team and only bench boost left HELP haha
                                                      Henderson
                                                      Saiss Lundstarm Egan
                                                      Salah KDB Bruno Sterling Mcginn
                                                      Jotta Aguero

                                                      Martin Simpson Connolly Kelly

                                                      Cheers

                                                      1. MikeRyko
                                                        • 4 Years
                                                        1 month, 10 days ago

                                                        Yeah a bit of a mess. I'd -4 to get rid of Kun and one of the Sheffied Utd defenders.

                                                      2. Jekori
                                                        • 5 Years
                                                        1 month, 10 days ago

                                                        1 FT? Aguero out, watch the games tonight for who. Rashford or Jimmy. And i probably would ditch Lundy for Aurier. And move Connolly up on your bench

                                                    7. Mr. Mystic
                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                      • 9 Years
                                                      1 month, 10 days ago

                                                      That Salah article has scared me after giving the armband to Bruno...