Scout Notes

Key Everton attackers blank again as FPL defenders grab the points at Norwich

Norwich 0-1 Everton

  • Goals: Michael Keane (£5.2m)
  • Assists: Lucas Digne (£5.7m)
  • Bonus Points: Keane x3, Digne x2, Mason Holgate x1 (£4.3m)

A rare goal from Michael Keane (£5.2m) was enough to see off Norwich City as Everton’s efficient, if rather drab, emergence from lock down continued.

The centre-half’s winner, a flick header from a Lucas Digne (£5.7m) corner, came in the 55th minute of a contest that had more than a hint of a pre-season friendly about it – lots of sunshine and mistakes, precious little intensity and quality in the final third.

Keane’s second goal of the season, a second straight clean sheet and the maximum bonus award brought in a season-high 15 points for his 1.9% ownership in Fantasy Premier League.

But most Fantasy eyes were elsewhere, with 10.8% thoroughly enjoying an 11-point haul from Digne and a canny 2.1% still pulling in the cut-price points offered by Mason Holgate (£4.3m).

Everton’s fixtures are pleasant enough to suggest further defensive returns are there for the taking. This is a unit, after all, that has had little trouble shutting down both Norwich’s and Liverpool’s attacks since the resumption of football.

Boss Carlo Ancelotti was keen to praise the defensive work of the team as a whole.

“The teamwork, not only the defenders but the strikers are doing well, is important. When you are able to work together and show good spirit defensively, you can keep clean sheets. The players are tired and that is normal. But their physical condition is really good. In these two games, we had no injuries. Next week we will recover some players – Mina and Sidibe.” – Carlo Ancelotti

His reference to the return of two defenders might set off a few alarms in the camps of those owning Holgate and Seamus Coleman (£5.3m), but there are also worries for managers with Richarlison (£8.3m) and Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£6.5m) in their teams.

The pair, owned by 10.9% and 13.8% respectively, again played as a front two at Carrow Road and they dominated the goal attempt statistics, having nine of the 21 total shots in the match.

But the fixture produced not a single big chance and most efforts were relatively speculative mid to long-range attempts, with Calvert-Lewin missing the best chance of the match when he steered a free header wide following an excellent cross from the industrious Alex Iwobi (£5.6m).

Everton have set up to play fairly deep and with minimal attacking input from their full-backs. That has meant they are hard to break down, but lack significant offensive bite.

The club’s next two fixtures – Leicester at home, Spurs away – are unlikely to prompt a change in that tactic, leaving a lot of FPL managers invested in attackers living on scraps at present.

As for Norwich, they are as good as relegated and coach Daniel Farke is clearly keen to experiment with his line-up as he left two of the season’s bigger hitters – Teemu Pukki (£6.5m) and Todd Cantwell (£4.7m) on the bench yesterday.

He explained his decision post-match.

“Right now, we have a strange situation – five weeks and two games per week. It was pretty hot out there and without a proper pre-season, you have to rotate.” – Daniel Farke

Even so, that would have hurt a lot of FPL managers – Pukki is owned by 12.9%, Cantwell by 18.7% – although the pair probably feature heavily in a lot of ‘ghost ship’ teams.

But Fantasy investment in any of the Canaries players looks decidedly unwise with trips to Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester City still to come before the season is done.

Norwich City (4-2-3-1): Krul; Aarons, Godfrey, Klose, Lewis (Cantwell 86′); McLean Tettey (Vrancic 79′); Rupp (Buendia 71′), Duda (Pukki 71′), Hernandez (Idah 79′); Drmic.

Everton (4-4-2): Pickford: Coleman, Keane, Holgate, Digne: Iwobi (Gordon 90′), Davies (Sigurdsson 45′), Gomes, Bernard (Baines 87′); Calvert-Lewin, Richarlison (Kean 79′).

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736 Comments Post a Comment
  1. rnrd
    • 5 Years
    11 days, 22 hours ago

    regardless of money

    Mount or Pulisic? I thought Mount was class against AVL

    1. sunnyh
      • 6 Years
      11 days, 22 hours ago

      Sarr

      1. Vimes (No Arsenal Players)
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        11 days, 22 hours ago

        Pulisic. Not Sarr. I'm waiting to see what his appeal is at all for the run in

        1. sunnyh
          • 6 Years
          11 days, 22 hours ago

          Direct attacker for a side that needs to win

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

      I guess Mount. Will play the most in Chelsea attack!

    3. Lukakuna
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      11 days, 22 hours ago

      Mount looked good

    4. FALSE PROFIT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      11 days, 22 hours ago

      If you need to make up ground, Pulisic a great shout. But expect to lose ground too. Get mount and nurse yourself to sleep each week.

    5. FOO FIGHTER
        11 days, 22 hours ago

        Decide after the game tonight.

      • Your Man With The Hair
        • 9 Years
        11 days, 22 hours ago

        If chasing, I'd punt on Pulisic. I think he could be a really strong differential.

    6. Vimes (No Arsenal Players)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      11 days, 22 hours ago

      Everyone has someone

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

        This

        1. Vimes (No Arsenal Players)
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          11 days, 22 hours ago

          Hahaha

      2. Vimes (No Arsenal Players)
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        11 days, 22 hours ago

        reply fail, sorry

      3. La Roja
        • 8 Years
        11 days, 22 hours ago

        i concur

      4. Vimes (No Arsenal Players)
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        11 days, 22 hours ago

        I was saying everyone one has one or two areas of weakness in their eleven

      5. iL PiStOlErO
        • 1 Year
        11 days, 22 hours ago

        Everybody needs somebody, I need pts pts ptssss.

    7. Cheesyzoot
        11 days, 22 hours ago

        Any information on Ritchie?

        Was looking to hold transfer this week but if he is out may have to make the switch to AWB

      • Lukakuna
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        11 days, 22 hours ago

        All you people with BB left! When do you plan to play it and why?

        1. Little Red Lacazette
          • 3 Years
          11 days, 21 hours ago

          Probably this coming GW. Have 3 Arsenal and 2 Watford. Think now is the time.

        2. Devo-McDuff
          • 1 Year
          11 days, 20 hours ago

          This week for me. Pope and Taylor against Palace, Fernandez against Bournemouth and Saka and Martinez against Norwich. Seems as good a time as any and then I don't need to let it influence my transfer strategy and can downgrade Martinez to fodder if I need that dosh for other transfers.

      • BNMC
          11 days, 22 hours ago

          I do not want to know how much KDB even picking up 2 points for playing would hurt my OR, let alone him scoring...

          1. Devo-McDuff
            • 1 Year
            11 days, 20 hours ago

            I have him captain. Sorry mate, I hope your OR takes a battering! 🙂

        • Your Man With The Hair
          • 9 Years
          11 days, 22 hours ago

          Maybe this question is even more stupid than i think, and I already think it's pretty stupid...

          Bench 1 from:
          a) VVD (vs City)
          b) Salah (vs City)
          c) KDB (vs Pool)
          d) Lascalles (vs BOU)

          1. La Roja
            • 8 Years
            11 days, 22 hours ago

            ...and yet you decided to post 😆

            D

            1. Lord Tachanka
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              11 days, 22 hours ago

              I can guarantee you that he doesn’t score bottom of the 4 listed.

              KDB or Salah for me depending on who you think wins. Neither is hauling.

          2. Vimes (No Arsenal Players)
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            11 days, 22 hours ago

            VVD or Lascelles is a toss up. I'd play VVD. Not stupid. Chances of City not scoring similar to NEW not conceding.

            1. Your Man With The Hair
              • 9 Years
              11 days, 21 hours ago

              That's what I'm thinking. Bournemouth looked as penatrative as a blunt spoon against Wolves.

            2. Lord Tachanka
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              11 days, 21 hours ago

              Bou likely playing Solanke up front, care to re-evaluate?

          3. Miguel Sanchez
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            11 days, 21 hours ago

            D

          4. Vimes (No Arsenal Players)
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            11 days, 21 hours ago

            I'd still play VVD. He likes a big game and could come up for a corner and make your week

            1. Vimes (No Arsenal Players)
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              11 days, 21 hours ago

              So D

          5. Your Man With The Hair
            • 9 Years
            11 days, 21 hours ago

            Well that's cleared nothing up!

          6. Donnie D
            • 10 Years
            11 days, 21 hours ago

            D

        • Vazza
            11 days, 22 hours ago

            Please pick one -

            A. Maguire
            B. Wan Bissaka
            C. Aurier

            1. Vimes (No Arsenal Players)
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              11 days, 22 hours ago

              B for Bonus points

            2. Sailboats
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              11 days, 21 hours ago

              B or C

          • Pep Roulette
            • 2 Years
            11 days, 22 hours ago

            Auba owners! Captaining him?

            1. sunnyh
              • 6 Years
              11 days, 21 hours ago

              Against Norwich for sure - only reason we kept hold im assuming

              1. Pep Roulette
                • 2 Years
                11 days, 21 hours ago

                Don't fear a rest?

            2. Weasel Boy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              11 days, 21 hours ago

              Captain but fear benching

            3. Little Red Lacazette
              • 3 Years
              11 days, 21 hours ago

              Between him and Jimi.

          • FOO FIGHTER
              11 days, 22 hours ago

              Scenes if KDB does not start tonight. I willhave some interesting things to say to Pep even though he won't be able to ear me.

              1. Sailboats
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                11 days, 21 hours ago

                He better start. He's my captain

                1. Pep Roulette
                  • 2 Years
                  11 days, 21 hours ago

                  He will. No doubt.

                  1. Sailboats
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    11 days, 21 hours ago

                    Thats what everyone said last week

                2. FOO FIGHTER
                    11 days, 21 hours ago

                    Yep, have him and McCarthy left so need to add to the 72 points I already have.

                  • FALSE PROFIT
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    11 days, 21 hours ago

                    He took Kun to the surgeon in Spain. He should be back in time though.

                3. Long ago I drew a walrus
                  • 9 Years
                  11 days, 21 hours ago

                  After being hauled off against Arsenal and benched against Burnley there's no reason for him not to start

                  1. Sailboats
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    11 days, 21 hours ago

                    "He was hauled off early against Arsenal, he will definitely start against Burnley". Thats what people said last week.

                4. Totti
                  • 3 Years
                  11 days, 21 hours ago

                  i hope so 🙂
                  as holgate on the bench with 7 points 🙂
                  what is the statement accuracy for pep that he said he will play with rhe reserve team cuz he had newcastle match on sunday?

              2. Miguel Sanchez
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                11 days, 22 hours ago

                Not sure this captaincy choice is gonna get any easier?

                A) Doherty (avl)
                B) Jimenez (avl)
                C) Salah (mci)
                D) KDB (LIV)
                E) Bruno (bha)
                F) Martial (bha)

                1. FOO FIGHTER
                    11 days, 22 hours ago

                    C

                  • Vimes (No Arsenal Players)
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    11 days, 21 hours ago

                    Martial Bandwagon?

                  • FALSE PROFIT
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    11 days, 21 hours ago

                    Close the stable door and go F

                  • Donnie D
                    • 10 Years
                    11 days, 21 hours ago

                    Jimenez

                2. Slitherene
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  11 days, 22 hours ago

                  Have all my chips left. WC 33, BB 34.

                  Lloris Martinez
                  TAA VvD Doherty AWB Taylor
                  KdB Mahrez Bruno Sarr Foden
                  Rashford Jimenez DC-L

                  0.8 ITB, anything you'd suggest?

                3. JJeyy
                  • 4 Years
                  11 days, 21 hours ago

                  Get Martial in or just play Jota?

                  1. Vazza
                      11 days, 21 hours ago

                      I have Jota and am intending to keep him

                      1. FALSE PROFIT
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 6 Years
                        11 days, 21 hours ago

                        What is your overall rank?

                    • Donnie D
                      • 10 Years
                      11 days, 21 hours ago

                      I’ll give Jota probably one more game. If he does nothing vs Villa and is out after 60 min or maybe even starts on the bench, then he’s out

                  2. Totti
                    • 3 Years
                    11 days, 21 hours ago

                    when is the best time to use TC and freehit?

                    1. Slitherene
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      11 days, 21 hours ago

                      TC after the week your main player gets rested, provided he has a good fixture.

                      1. Totti
                        • 3 Years
                        11 days, 21 hours ago

                        i don't find a player to be triple captained tbh 🙂
                        very tough this season and after the long rest all the matches and all the team not in the form except man city

                        1. Slitherene
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 2 Years
                          11 days, 21 hours ago

                          And Liverpool, if you start looking at the fixtures of only these 2 teams you might find a few fixtures worthy of using the TC chip.

                    2. FALSE PROFIT
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      11 days, 21 hours ago

                      When a player scores the most points or when a team scores most points.
                      Not sure

                      1. Totti
                        • 3 Years
                        11 days, 21 hours ago

                        ohh
                        you got me

                        1. FALSE PROFIT
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 6 Years
                          11 days, 21 hours ago

                          Smile. I meant one would need to know team and fixtures to make a call. only joking Bud.

                  3. FALSE PROFIT
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    11 days, 21 hours ago

                    Flapianski
                    Alonso Lund TAA Ritchie
                    Traore Pulisic Barnes Sarr Mahrez
                    Kun
                    30 mil to spend on 4 players
                    Who do you think? (Smile) I might change Kun also!

                    1. GreennRed
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      11 days, 21 hours ago

                      Button
                      Simpson.
                      Upgrade midfield.
                      Jimenez, Rashford, Ings

                      1. FALSE PROFIT
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 6 Years
                        11 days, 21 hours ago

                        What possible move could I make to upgrade such a good midfield?

                    2. Donnie D
                      • 10 Years
                      11 days, 21 hours ago

                      Loose Pulisic and Barnes imo. Mahrez will also always be a rotation risk

                      1. FALSE PROFIT
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 6 Years
                        11 days, 21 hours ago

                        How many players are not a rotation risk?

                        1. Donnie D
                          • 10 Years
                          11 days, 21 hours ago

                          There are still different levels of rotation risk. I am sure that Sterling and Kdb will play more then Mahrez till the end of season although they were benched last game and Mahrez played two in a row

                  4. I Member
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    11 days, 21 hours ago

                    Patricio
                    TAA, Maguire, Lascelles
                    Mane, KDB, Son, Fernandes
                    Rashford, Jimenez, DCL

                    Martin; Kiko Femenia, Guendouzi, Simpson.

                    1 FT 0.0 ITB

                    Easy save yeah?

                    Would you play Lascelles (bou) or Kiko (SOU)? I usually favour the home team but Southampton look much more capable of scoring than Bournemouth atm.

                    1. Donnie D
                      • 10 Years
                      11 days, 21 hours ago

                      Yeah, save. Team is good to go