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
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    regardless of money

    Mount or Pulisic? I thought Mount was class against AVL

    1. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Sarr

      1. Vimes (No Arsenal Players)
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

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

        1. Scholes Out Forever
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          Direct attacker for a side that needs to win

    2. Pep Roulette
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

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

    3. Lukakuna
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Mount looked good

    4. FALSE PROFIT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 7 days 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
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Decide after the game tonight.

    6. Your Man With The Hair
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

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

  2. Vimes (No Arsenal Players)
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    Everyone has someone

    1. Pep Roulette
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      This

      1. Vimes (No Arsenal Players)
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Hahaha

    2. Vimes (No Arsenal Players)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      reply fail, sorry

    3. La Roja
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      i concur

    4. Vimes (No Arsenal Players)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

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

    5. iL PiStOlErO
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Everybody needs somebody, I need pts pts ptssss.

  3. TimoTime
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 7 days 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

  4. Lukakuna
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

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

    1. Little Red Lacazette
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

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

    2. St Pauli Walnuts
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 7 days 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.

  5. BNMC
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 7 days 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. St Pauli Walnuts
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

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

  6. Your Man With The Hair
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 7 days 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
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      ...and yet you decided to post 😆

      D

      1. Lord Tachanka
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 7 days 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
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 7 days 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
        3 months, 7 days ago

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

      2. Lord Tachanka
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

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

    3. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      D

    4. Vimes (No Arsenal Players)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 7 days 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
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        So D

    5. Your Man With The Hair
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Well that's cleared nothing up!

    6. Donnie D
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      D

  7. Vazza
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Please pick one -

      A. Maguire
      B. Wan Bissaka
      C. Aurier

      1. Vimes (No Arsenal Players)
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        B for Bonus points

      2. Sailboats
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        B or C

    • Pep Roulette
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Auba owners! Captaining him?

      1. Scholes Out Forever
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

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

        1. Pep Roulette
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          Don't fear a rest?

      2. Weasel Boy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Captain but fear benching

      3. Little Red Lacazette
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Between him and Jimi.

    • FOO FIGHTER
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 7 days 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
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        He better start. He's my captain

        1. Pep Roulette
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          He will. No doubt.

          1. Sailboats
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 7 days ago

            Thats what everyone said last week

        2. FOO FIGHTER
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 7 days ago

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

        3. FALSE PROFIT
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

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

      2. Long ago I drew a walrus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

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

        1. Sailboats
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

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

      3. Totti
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 7 days 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?

    • Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 7 days 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
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 7 days ago

        C

      2. Vimes (No Arsenal Players)
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Martial Bandwagon?

      3. FALSE PROFIT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Close the stable door and go F

      4. Donnie D
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Jimenez

    • Slitherene
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 7 days 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?

    • JJeyy
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Get Martial in or just play Jota?

      1. Vazza
          3 months, 7 days ago

          I have Jota and am intending to keep him

          1. FALSE PROFIT
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 7 days ago

            What is your overall rank?

        • Donnie D
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 7 days 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
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        when is the best time to use TC and freehit?

        1. Slitherene
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

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

          1. Totti
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 7 days 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
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 7 days 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
          3 months, 7 days ago

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

          1. Totti
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 7 days ago

            ohh
            you got me

            1. FALSE PROFIT
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 7 days 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
        3 months, 7 days 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
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          Button
          Simpson.
          Upgrade midfield.
          Jimenez, Rashford, Ings

          1. FALSE PROFIT
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 7 days ago

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

        2. Donnie D
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

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

          1. FALSE PROFIT
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 7 days ago

            How many players are not a rotation risk?

            1. Donnie D
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              3 months, 7 days 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
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 7 days 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
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          Yeah, save. Team is good to go