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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  1. Little Red Lacazette
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Wise to get 2 Wolves defenders?

    1. GrandGaming
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Can't go wrong as long as one of them is Doherty

        1. Goonerly
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Got Doherty and Patricio. Pretty happy with that for now

          1. Little Red Lacazette
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            That is good.

      • Long ago I drew a walrus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        double Wolves def has been my saving grace for the past few GWs, whilst all else falls apart, they've been keeping things respectable

      • FOO FIGHTER
          1 month, 13 days ago

          What I want to do.

        • Peter Ouch
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Yes can be great differential

        • circusmonkey
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Yes but remember Saiss on 9 yellows (I didn't know before my wildcard last week that he was on 8).

          1. Crunchie
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            Doesnt matter no does it?

            1. Crunchie
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 13 days ago

              now

              1. circusmonkey
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 13 days ago

                Do they get wiped? I thought 10 yellows = 2 game suspension.

                1. Pipermaru
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 13 days ago

                  I think limit went to 15 after GW 31, he should be Sade.

                  1. Pipermaru
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 13 days ago

                    *safe

                  2. circusmonkey
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 12 days ago

                    Just read it goes to 15 after week 32.

                    1. Pipermaru
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 12 days ago

                      You're right, it's after GW32 so not there yet.

      • Goonerly
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Would you BB with a bench made up of these superstars?

        McCarthy - Lascelles - Højbjerg - Long

        Don't know why I have 3 SOU players, but looking at their fixtures it's either now against WAT or wait till GW37 when they play BOU.

        What's your take? Got 1 FT to change things a bit up. Thinking of maybe Hojbjerg --> Saka

        1. Stef rocks
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Nope

        2. Mané money
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          I am thinking to BB with a similar bench:

          McCarthy - Lascelles - Taylor - Saka

          It feels wrong because it's not a DGW but... we won't have any so I want to take it out of the way.

          1. Goonerly
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            I guess it's better to wait till SOU play BOU in GW37..
            Could even give me time to replace them with better options. But the BB is tempting though..

      • Ronnies
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Captain;

        A) Jimenez
        B) Rashford
        C) Bruno

        I have Salah and KDB but that match is too hard predict.

        Tnks.

        1. lilmessipran
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          A

          1. Goonerly
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            Jimmy

        2. Stef rocks
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          I am on same boat - very hard cap decision. I might take a punt and cap Auba if Arsenal plays ok tonight (in any case it will be his last game for me this season 🙂

          1. Better off with a pin and a…
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            I'm holding Auba for tonight and NOR as well. Hoping he'll be a good differential captain in a tricky week to choose. It feels a bit of hope over expectation, though!

      • lilmessipran
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Any suggestions on this lot-

        Patricio fodder
        Taa Doherty Holgate Lascelles Kiko
        Son Salah Richa Bruno Hayden
        Rash Jimi Dcl

        1 Ft 0.3 itb

        A Richa to Martial, then maybe fernandes to mahrez next gw
        B Save Ft - Get Mahrez or city mid for Richa next gw

        1. Major League Shocker
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 13 days ago

          A

          Double Everton is pretty useless.

      • pingissimus
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 13 days ago

        KdB - first to 200 points by tonight? Seems almost probable. Bit underpriced wasn’t he!!

        12 mill next season? 11.5?

        1. Stef rocks
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          At least 12

        2. Lav
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Has to be 12

        3. CONNERS
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Trent isn't far off 200 either. He'll likely be priced at 8+ next season.

        4. FOO FIGHTER
            1 month, 13 days ago

            I would say 11.5m.

            Going to cut out of your budget come next season compared to this...

            1. Nomar
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 13 days ago

              Get Foden next season, he will be a bargain and likely get more regular game time.

          • Long ago I drew a walrus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            I would argue that with an abundance of premium mids, nobody should be higher than 12. Salah Mane KDB and Sterling won't be going anywhere, you've then got Son, Bruno and Ziyech knocking on the 10m door, and potentially also Aubameyang and Rashford if they're repositioned.

            1. Crunchie
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 13 days ago

              Think Salah and Mane and the likes of Sterling should be forwards anyway?

        5. Lav
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Is Pope the consensus set and forget GK? Anyone 5m or under worth considering over him?

          1. Fit_to_drop
              1 month, 13 days ago

              Not for me he isnt. I went Patricio. I dont fancy the Pope play. Tonight will tell a lot.

            • Skloppy Kops
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 13 days ago

              Patricio

            • Nomar
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 13 days ago

              I did Dubravka.

              Another to add to my catalogue of damn foolish decisions this season.

            • Major League Shocker
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 month, 13 days ago

              I went Foster but he's rotating with Hendo who I can't get rid of without wasting another transfer -- might not be the best for your situation.

          2. Brooksy86
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            Any ideas what to do here? 2FTs, pretty happy TBF... Might even BB.

            McCarthy/Pope
            TAA/Soy/Saiss/Taylor/Fernandes
            Salah/Mane/Fernandes/Barnes/Saks
            Auba/Jimmy/Ings

            1. Mané money
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 13 days ago

              I would be tempted to do Mané (or Salah) to MArtial and Ings to Rashford but I am only 346k so don't listen to me

              1. Brooksy86
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 13 days ago

                350k is pretty good! I'm 3k... But struggling to work this one out. Might just double up on players that my main challenger has till the finish line.

          3. More Cowbell
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            Any Bergwijn owners here. Start or bench this week?

            Not sure I can deal with a 10-minute 1-point cameo.

            1. Stef rocks
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 13 days ago

              He will probably start this Gw

              1. More Cowbell
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 13 days ago

                Why do you think he starts?

            2. Ask Yourself
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 13 days ago

              Had him on WC until Mourinho said that he has all 6 attackers fit. Not worth the pain, his stats weren’t even that good anyway, get rid

            3. luk46
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 13 days ago

              I got him too, quite disappointed with that game - think he will start vs Sheffield tho

              1. More Cowbell
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 13 days ago

                Why do you think he starts?

                1. Crunchie
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 13 days ago

                  Rotation with Moura who was pretty crap TBF

          4. Ask Yourself
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            If city win today and Liverpool can win the title at the emptyhad then surely salah (c) is the shout amongst an average looking bunch for next GW

            1. FOO FIGHTER
                1 month, 13 days ago

                Salah here. He is set and forget captain for rest of the season.

                1. Fit_to_drop
                    1 month, 13 days ago

                    So sorry I didnt captain him last night. Bruno, bah. Klopp not using him the week before put doubt in my mind.

                2. Fit_to_drop
                    1 month, 13 days ago

                    I think he will get plenty of game time. He just loves to play. You can see it.

                  • Patron
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 13 days ago

                    Im capping him.

                3. jtreble
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 13 days ago

                  Any leaked lineups yet?

                4. Karan14
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 13 days ago

                  Better option?

                  A) Aurier
                  B) Boly (Have Doc)

                  Think these two are the most nailed and best options below 5m.

                  1. luk46
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 13 days ago

                    A

                  2. GrandGaming
                      1 month, 13 days ago

                      Aurier

                    • Peter Ouch
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 13 days ago

                      Haha I was about to type the same question now!

                      Aurier has the same returns as robbo
                      1 goal 7 assists but Tottenham has same amount of Cs as villa and Norwich
                      Body offers zero attacking threat.

                      I confused myself even more 🙂

                      1. Karan14
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 13 days ago

                        I'm leaning towards Aurier for more attacking threat and because the fixture ticker also seems to favour Spurs fixtures more.

                        1. Peter Ouch
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 2 Years
                          1 month, 13 days ago

                          Bournemouth and are woeful
                          Everton has digne on the L

                          Good attacking potential here

                          A Cs is just a bonus in his case

                          1. Karan14
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 4 Years
                            1 month, 13 days ago

                            Sheffield too have been crap since the restart.
                            AWB assisted from that side last night.

                            1. Nomar
                              • 10 Years
                              1 month, 13 days ago

                              They’re safe, have run their course and nothing left to play for.

                  3. BNMC
                      1 month, 13 days ago

                      Does selling Grealish warrant a hit? Would have 10.0 to spend on another mid - already have Bruno.

                      1. Peter Ouch
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 13 days ago

                        You should have already done it

                        1. BNMC
                            1 month, 13 days ago

                            Couldn't, played FH 31.

                        2. Fit_to_drop
                            1 month, 13 days ago

                            Get rid

                          • COK3Y5MURF
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 3 Years
                            1 month, 13 days ago

                            Yes, Martial

                        3. GrandGaming
                            1 month, 13 days ago

                            To people still with Triple captain and Free hit when are you guys going to play them?

                            I think I'll hold Free hit for a really dire week with injuries/bad games but can't see a TC option bar a city option in the final week.

                            1. Nomar
                              • 10 Years
                              1 month, 13 days ago

                              Same here, I’ll track through it this weekend and see when I think the best TC week will be.

                              It’s pretty grim, though, ain’t it!

                          • Slitherene
                            • 2 Years
                            1 month, 13 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

                            Early thoughts on this bunch?

                            1. Fit_to_drop
                                1 month, 13 days ago

                                Very nice team and not too templatey

                              • Peter Ouch
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 2 Years
                                1 month, 13 days ago

                                Very good one

                              • Magic Zico
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 1 Year
                                1 month, 13 days ago

                                How is your BB 34 team looking like? I plan BB 34 but no WC left.

                                1. Slitherene
                                  • 2 Years
                                  1 month, 13 days ago

                                  One or two changes away from a BB team.

                                  1. Magic Zico
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 1 Year
                                    1 month, 13 days ago

                                    Ok similar to mine then

                              • Nomar
                                • 10 Years
                                1 month, 13 days ago

                                No Tony Martial, so fail.

                                1. Slitherene
                                  • 2 Years
                                  1 month, 13 days ago

                                  Might get him in for Bruno, need to see his consistency first.

                            2. Fit_to_drop
                                1 month, 13 days ago

                                Does Saka to Foden for a -4 sound mad? Keeping then until season end.

                                1. Long ago I drew a walrus
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 9 Years
                                  1 month, 13 days ago

                                  Why the rush to bring in Foden? Just wait til after the Pool game and do it for free.

                                  1. Peter Ouch
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 2 Years
                                    1 month, 13 days ago

                                    this

                                  2. jtreble
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 3 Years
                                    1 month, 13 days ago

                                    +1.

                                  3. Fit_to_drop
                                      1 month, 13 days ago

                                      Is the expectation that he wont start against Liverpool - being a big game albeit not much at stake - but he will feature more in the subsequent games?

                                      1. Long ago I drew a walrus
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 9 Years
                                        1 month, 13 days ago

                                        I do expect that he won't start against Liverpool, but say he does, what would you expect from him? He's hardly going to tear apart the champions. On the other hand Saka has Norwich at home which is on paper the easiest fixture in the league.

                                  4. Nomar
                                    • 10 Years
                                    1 month, 13 days ago

                                    Good move imo.

                                2. Nomar
                                  • 10 Years
                                  1 month, 13 days ago

                                  Looks like it’s between Bournemouth and West Ham for the final spot in The Championship next season, then?

                                  1. Hairy Potter
                                    • 5 Years
                                    1 month, 13 days ago

                                    Bournemouth might get some points from the Newcastle game given the travel and the FA Cup QF against Man City.

                                    I thought West Ham's players might react well to having no fans, but it doesn't seem the case.

                                    Aston Villa could potentially get no more points this season.

                                  2. Fit_to_drop
                                      1 month, 13 days ago

                                      Looking more like that but Watford would want to start digging out a few results.

                                      1. Nomar
                                        • 10 Years
                                        1 month, 13 days ago

                                        I think they (Watford) will.

                                        West Ham look like having one of those seasons they have every so often when they really shouldn’t get relegated but they will anyway.

                                        I want Bournemouth to stay up, but they look awful right now. Norwich know they’re gone. Villa will be a different proposition in the Championship next season without Grealish.

                                  3. RamaJama
                                    • 7 Years
                                    1 month, 13 days ago

                                    Guess fewer will c Bruno next week, who’s the best option?

                                    Captain

                                    A) KDB H liv
                                    B) Rashford A BHA
                                    C) Salah A MCI
                                    D) Son A SHU
                                    E) Jimenez A avl
                                    F) DCL H Lei
                                    G) TAA A MCI

                                    1. IRBOX ⚽
                                      • 3 Years
                                      1 month, 13 days ago

                                      Auba

                                    2. Coys96
                                      • 3 Years
                                      1 month, 13 days ago

                                      In this order

                                      EDBAFCG

                                      1. Fit_to_drop
                                          1 month, 13 days ago

                                          Jimenez's header was the only chance he got in that Wolves game. Id be inclined to go KDB on this one.

                                      2. Nomar
                                        • 10 Years
                                        1 month, 13 days ago

                                        Jimi

                                        Though probably some relatively unexpected player like Lamela or Neves will probably end up cleaning up next GW.

                                        1. Camzy
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 10 Years
                                          1 month, 13 days ago

                                          I don't really like Jimi as a captain. He's a never bench never captain to me. Don't like that he's capped at 9 points basically.

                                      3. Ask Yourself
                                        • 4 Years
                                        1 month, 13 days ago

                                        Thinking salah currently. Neither jimmy or son excite me

                                      4. Camzy
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 10 Years
                                        1 month, 13 days ago

                                        KdB but it's very tight.

                                      5. Karan14
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 4 Years
                                        1 month, 13 days ago

                                        Between Jimenez and one of the United attackers for me.

                                      6. RamaJama
                                        • 7 Years
                                        1 month, 13 days ago

                                        Difficult! We probably don’t get any more clues tonight eighter. Very open

                                      7. ManUnitedComeBack
                                        • 3 Years
                                        1 month, 13 days ago

                                        Wolves against Villa might be the standout fixture, but I want to target defences that will be either tired or rested after their FA Cup game. I'm looking at a Spurs attacker for that reason, but undecided between Son and Alli

                                    3. Magic Zico
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 1 Year
                                      1 month, 13 days ago

                                      Apart from Jimmy and Rashford, who are other strikers that appeal now?

                                      1. Christina.
                                        • 10 Years
                                        1 month, 13 days ago

                                        Dcl

                                        1. Magic Zico
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 1 Year
                                          1 month, 13 days ago

                                          Got him but may get rid of

                                          1. Christina.
                                            • 10 Years
                                            1 month, 13 days ago

                                            good value for money

                                            1. Magic Zico
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • 1 Year
                                              1 month, 13 days ago

                                              8 games to go and need to invest where the points go. With Auba and Kun missfiring and injured also Salah Mane unclear after title secured. Money seem to be not the main factor. I maybe wrong.

                                      2. IRBOX ⚽
                                        • 3 Years
                                        1 month, 13 days ago

                                        Auba

                                        1. Magic Zico
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 1 Year
                                          1 month, 13 days ago

                                          What's the appeal 😉

                                          1. IRBOX ⚽
                                            • 3 Years
                                            1 month, 13 days ago

                                            Could have easily scored a brace last GW, stats are solid and he has Norwich up next. Club captain and nailed to the cross

                                            1. Magic Zico
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • 1 Year
                                              1 month, 13 days ago

                                              Got him on FH GW30 and disappointed by ARS overall

                                              1. GreennRed
                                                • 8 Years
                                                1 month, 13 days ago

                                                Wait and see him tonight. Woeful first game, improved last game but a sharper Aubameyang would have scored. Had plenty of chances so that's a striker missing chances rather than one making chances. Something not right at Arsenal at the moment. Renewing Luiz for another year is unlikely to boost morale.

                                            2. Ask Yourself
                                              • 4 Years
                                              1 month, 13 days ago

                                              Unless they prioritise FA cup since it’s their only chance of Europe and rest him vs norwich

                                      3. FOO FIGHTER
                                          1 month, 13 days ago

                                          Invest in defence and midfield. Points from forwards a bit scatterbrained at the moment.

                                          1. Fit_to_drop
                                              1 month, 13 days ago

                                              +1

                                            • Magic Zico
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • 1 Year
                                              1 month, 13 days ago

                                              I am playing 451 with only Jimmy up top. Got Martial and Bruno for sometimes so Rash not in. DCL on the bench at the mo.

                                          2. Coys96
                                            • 3 Years
                                            1 month, 13 days ago

                                            Kane

                                            1. Magic Zico
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • 1 Year
                                              1 month, 13 days ago

                                              Yeah maybe him

                                            2. FOO FIGHTER
                                                1 month, 13 days ago

                                                Not at his price.

                                            3. COK3Y5MURF
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • 3 Years
                                              1 month, 13 days ago

                                              DCL, Ings. And I think Jota will come good.

                                              1. Magic Zico
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                • 1 Year
                                                1 month, 13 days ago

                                                Originally planning BB with Jota Doh Jimmy in the team. Only Jota to get in to complete, but now thinking maybe Saiss and Patricio better value than Jota. Wait and see.

                                            4. Karan14
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • 4 Years
                                              1 month, 13 days ago

                                              DCL
                                              Jesus

                                              1. Magic Zico
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                • 1 Year
                                                1 month, 13 days ago

                                                Jesus after LIV is tempting but Pep may put Sterling up top as well, will see

                                            5. 11 smelly shirts
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • 1 Year
                                              1 month, 13 days ago

                                              Ings is completely underrated, just look at his goals (even vs Liv and City) and Nketiah for the bench to release funds for midfield

                                              1. Magic Zico
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                • 1 Year
                                                1 month, 13 days ago

                                                Agree albeit the fixtures turn sours. The only worry about him is regular resting by the boss otherwise he is a nice pick.

                                            6. Magic Zico
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • 1 Year
                                              1 month, 13 days ago

                                              Thanks folks 451 it is for now for me!

                                          3. FOO FIGHTER
                                              1 month, 13 days ago

                                              Start of next season, triple Pool will be the first players into my team. TAA, Salah and Mane.

                                              Then build the rest of the squad from there.

                                              What is happening with City's ban from Europe? If there is no CL for them next season then most likely not as much rotation. Will depend on who stays and who gets added in the transfer window for them but no CL will be a bit of a issue in the transfer window for players wanting to sign.

                                              1. Nomar
                                                • 10 Years
                                                1 month, 13 days ago

                                                Good luck building with the £67M you’ll have left to spend on 12 other regular starters.

                                                1. Christina.
                                                  • 10 Years
                                                  1 month, 13 days ago

                                                  *9 starters should be fine

                                                  1. Nomar
                                                    • 10 Years
                                                    1 month, 13 days ago

                                                    Which is all well and good, but you have to still buy 12 more players, and whether they start or not they still will cost you at the bare minimum £4m for a defender and £4.5 for a mid.

                                                    It does all add up, and goodness knows what you’ll need to pay next season for even below average strikers. Bare in mind Jimi ain’t going to be £8m bargain next season either.

                                                    1. Christina.
                                                      • 10 Years
                                                      1 month, 13 days ago

                                                      @least Sterling should not be 12m again

                                                2. FOO FIGHTER
                                                    1 month, 13 days ago

                                                    My plan is to start the season with a sh*te non playing 3.9 x 4 bench if possible.

                                                    1. Christina.
                                                      • 10 Years
                                                      1 month, 13 days ago

                                                      prices start @4m

                                                      1. FOO FIGHTER
                                                          1 month, 13 days ago

                                                          I said if possible.

                                                          1. Bobby Digital
                                                            • 2 Years
                                                            1 month, 13 days ago

                                                            It's not though

                                                  • Long ago I drew a walrus
                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                    • 9 Years
                                                    1 month, 13 days ago

                                                    TAA Salah Mane will probably cost 33m. Big investment when you don't know whether they'll hit the ground running

                                                    1. Nomar
                                                      • 10 Years
                                                      1 month, 13 days ago

                                                      It always sounds great pre season, until the game reopens and, once you put those 3 in your team you actually see what you have left that you can pick with the rest of your budget.

                                                      That’s usually when reality hits and compromises are made.

                                                      It’s like those home building programs my wife watches where everyone thinks they’ll build a mansion for £200k, then once it’s finished you find out they spent another £150k on top of that because their original budget was nowhere near realistic enough to build the house they dreamed of.

                                                  • Camzy
                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                    • 10 Years
                                                    1 month, 13 days ago

                                                    For me it's just TAA, Salah, KdB. The rest I'll work around.

                                                  • 11 smelly shirts
                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                    • 1 Year
                                                    1 month, 13 days ago

                                                    Early thinking on this, but from my perspective the CL season 2019/20 will have some impact as well. If City plays up to the end it means no break for their stars. Despite the lockdown break I think we have to handle this the same like a World Cup. What I'm trying to say is that the players who play at the CL finals will be tired latest by xmas, so I would be careful with using them. Liverpool triple up could make sense, but I really like the look of Wolves as well

                                                3. Coys96
                                                  • 3 Years
                                                  1 month, 13 days ago

                                                  Was this -12 worth it?

                                                  Grealish El Ghazi Aguero Pukki >>> B.Fernandes, Martial, Jimenez, Greenwood

                                                  1. Fit_to_drop
                                                      1 month, 13 days ago

                                                      It was until the last leg of it. Great prospect but with Pogba back now i cant see them all starting so Greenwood might be the one to sit it out.

                                                      1. Coys96
                                                        • 3 Years
                                                        1 month, 13 days ago

                                                        Needed a forward under 5.1 to fund other moves. Still have bb and thought Greenwood would be best for that

                                                        1. Coys96
                                                          • 3 Years
                                                          1 month, 13 days ago

                                                          Plus Greenwood started yesterday

                                                  2. Flynny
                                                    • 5 Years
                                                    1 month, 13 days ago

                                                    Hi....anyone willing to advise on what to do here please? 2.3mitb and 2ft...... fancy jesus from gw33.....

                                                    But what to do this coming week? Jota seems the weak link - willing to punt on a player for 1 week before getting jesus.

                                                    McCarthy hendo
                                                    Taa Maguire boly soy Stephens
                                                    Salah Kdb Fernandes martial fleck
                                                    Jiminez jota dcl

                                                    Any advice appreciated... Thanks

                                                    1. Coys96
                                                      • 3 Years
                                                      1 month, 13 days ago

                                                      Well jota is a good punt this week anyway so keep him for villa and then get Jesus

                                                      To raise funds downgrade Fleck to Davis? If that's not enough Hendo to Martinez or another GK

                                                      1. Flynny
                                                        • 5 Years
                                                        1 month, 13 days ago

                                                        Thanks

                                                        I'm downgrading hendo to 3.9m to get cash for jesus.

                                                        Could downgrade fleck.

                                                        Or maybe soy to aurier?

                                                  3. drughi
                                                    • 10 Years
                                                    1 month, 13 days ago

                                                    Am I gtg for next week ? Wanna save my FT.

                                                    Pope
                                                    TAA Saiss Doherty
                                                    Salah KDB Fernandes Martial
                                                    DCL Jimenez(C) Rashford

                                                    martin holgate lascelles guendouzi

                                                    1. Fit_to_drop
                                                        1 month, 13 days ago

                                                        You definitely are. Nicely poised team

                                                        1. drughi
                                                          • 10 Years
                                                          1 month, 13 days ago

                                                          cheers

                                                    2. Azathoth
                                                      • 5 Years
                                                      1 month, 13 days ago

                                                      (having TAA) Sacrifice VVD (to a 4.3 def) to get Kane,yay or nay?

                                                      1. The Mighty Hippo
                                                        • 4 Years
                                                        1 month, 13 days ago

                                                        No, I don't think that's worth doing.

                                                    3. Time to Triple on United attack?
                                                      zøphar
                                                      • 10 Years
                                                      1 month, 13 days ago

                                                      Triple Man. Utd. attack?

                                                      The Red Devils have the best fixture run from now till the end of the season. With B. Fernandes in most teams, FPL managers have mostly opted for a defender + either Martial/Rashford alongside. With the Reds offering a wealth of nailed budget attacking options , should triple attack be the way going forward? Once Liverpool clinch the league, rotation is likely amongst their attacking options and we already know about Pep Roulette.

                                                      I can imagine there's a fair few with the Rashford / Bruno / Maguire (DDG/AWB) combination out there who are looking at Martial for example after his impressive display.

                                                      1. Long ago I drew a walrus
                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                        • 9 Years
                                                        1 month, 13 days ago

                                                        Hopefully Maguire G Bruno A at least once before the season is done

                                                        1. zøphar
                                                          • 10 Years
                                                          1 month, 13 days ago

                                                          yeah i do think there is value in Maguire/AWB and even DDG which is why I figured this would be an interesting discussion

                                                      2. Fit_to_drop
                                                          1 month, 13 days ago

                                                          I had Rash and Bruno and I added on Martial last night (as I just wanted rid of Alli at all costs) in a moment of impetuousness. Think its too unbalanced now but on reflection, the player out of the 3 that i would remove if i had a choice is Bruno. Think Pogba's re-appearance is after throwing a spanner in that works. I think from 31+ onwards, Rashford & Martial outscore Bruno.

                                                          1. zøphar
                                                            • 10 Years
                                                            1 month, 13 days ago

                                                            its possibly too small a sample size to think Pogba has completely ruined Bruno for FPL , maybe it was tiredness from a short turnaround/that minor injury that he got treatment for in the first half

                                                        • IRBOX ⚽
                                                          • 3 Years
                                                          1 month, 13 days ago

                                                          Bruno doesn’t entice me at all so definitely looking at Rashy, Tony Gloves and Pogboom

                                                          1. zøphar
                                                            • 10 Years
                                                            1 month, 13 days ago

                                                            fair enough pogba is a legit option

                                                          2. Pieterke30
                                                            • 4 Years
                                                            1 month, 13 days ago

                                                            At all? As in yesterday was the first game you saw him play, or what?

                                                            Has been their most dangerous players since he arrived. Wasnt at his best yesterday, right, but youre being ridiculously harsh here.

                                                            1. Zilla
                                                              • 2 Years
                                                              1 month, 13 days ago

                                                              Opinions here on players depends on the last game only usually lol

                                                        • Uber Mo
                                                          • 9 Years
                                                          1 month, 13 days ago

                                                          Why is rotation likely amongst Liverpool? They're not in the FA cup of UCL. They're playing to beat the points record and Mo is on for golden boot.

                                                          Man Utd on the other hand have an FA cup tie away to Norwich on Saturday followed by a midweek PL game afterwards. The FA cup game is unfortunately after this gameweek deadline.

                                                          IMO two of B Fernandes, Martial and Rash is the way forward.

                                                          TL;DR: No.

                                                          1. zøphar
                                                            • 10 Years
                                                            1 month, 13 days ago

                                                            Digressing from topic a bit here re. Liverpool so I'll leave that debate for another day

                                                            Just saying that they have nailed, explosive attackers unlike many other teams who don't, even Chelsea

                                                        • Greek Freak
                                                          • 4 Years
                                                          1 month, 13 days ago

                                                          Don't see the need for a triple up, Martial and Rashford at most are enough. Mark Noble was just a mistake.

                                                          1. Greek Freak
                                                            • 4 Years
                                                            1 month, 13 days ago

                                                            And by Mark Noble I meant Bruno Fernandes of course.

                                                          2. zøphar
                                                            • 10 Years
                                                            1 month, 13 days ago

                                                            I get that, but say if you had Maguire/Rashord/Bruno already, wouldn't you be looking for a way to get Martial in?

                                                            1. COK3Y5MURF
                                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                              • 3 Years
                                                              1 month, 13 days ago

                                                              No.

                                                            2. Greek Freak
                                                              • 4 Years
                                                              1 month, 13 days ago

                                                              Absolutely - I'd sell Bruno, can't believe I was suckered into buying him in the first place.

                                                              1. Pieterke30
                                                                • 4 Years
                                                                1 month, 13 days ago

                                                                Jesus... are you out of you F-ing mind?

                                                                He could have had two assists at least yesterday and almost scored a FK. Was their best and most dangerous player for the previous 6 or 7 games. Pogba starts once, Bruno has his first average game and it’s sell sell sell.

                                                                Got him for the 1st time for yesterday’s game and captained him I guess?

                                                                1. Greek Freak
                                                                  • 4 Years
                                                                  1 month, 13 days ago

                                                                  Pretty much. I'm so frustrated with United's assets - I had Martial for 16 gameweeks this season and he got me 5 goals in total. I always felt lucky just to even get a solitary return from him with no bonus points.

                                                                  On my wildcard I get Bruno because I saw he only blanked in his first game, and of course he f-in blanks. I watched most of the game and I never had the feeling he would do anything in open play. Based on what I saw I'll be amazed if he scores another goal that's not a penalty this season.

                                                                  1. ManUnitedComeBack
                                                                    • 3 Years
                                                                    1 month, 13 days ago

                                                                    I kind of agree with that last point. Bruno was the standout pick before the lockdown, but right now I would put Martial and Rashford ahead of him. And for me at least it will come down to choosing Bruno + Jesus or Mahrez + Rashford on WC. Mahrez's upside over Jesus is a lot more than Bruno's upside over Rashford, plus it's 0.8m cheaper, i.e. the difference between KdB and Sterling, or Sterling and Mane

                                                                    1. Greek Freak
                                                                      • 4 Years
                                                                      1 month, 13 days ago

                                                                      My comments are of course mostly out of frustration - it's pretty depressing to have kept faith with Martial for so long only to see him outscored by Bruno when he arrived at the club, and then to wildcard Bruno in my team and have Martial score a hat-trick. It's just one of those seasons where every decision goes the wrong way, a bit like I considered Martial and Digne but ended up with Sterling and Lascelles!

                                                                      1. scubasmithy
                                                                        • 4 Years
                                                                        1 month, 13 days ago

                                                                        It's Bruno, Martial and one other

                                                                        Rashford - maybe but I prefer Martial
                                                                        Pogba - could punt on him but Bruno is on pens

                                                                        So I still think a defender is the way forward. but its a close call

                                                        • El Presidente
                                                            1 month, 13 days ago

                                                            I think there is a lot of value on the attack triple up. There is going to be very little rotation as long as they are chasing that CL spot and I much rather prefer Wolves, Everton or Newcastle for valuable defender picks

                                                          • L S P
                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                            • 4 Years
                                                            1 month, 13 days ago

                                                            I'd be more likely to go Bruno->Martial than 3x ManU attack

                                                            (Rashford/DDG owner)

                                                          • Toblerone52 - Hung like a H…
                                                            • 4 Years
                                                            1 month, 13 days ago

                                                            I moved for fernandes and rashford last week. Probably saving transfer this week but if martial looking sharp again I may have to find a way to squeeze him in as well.

                                                          • Bunk Moreland
                                                            • 4 Years
                                                            1 month, 13 days ago

                                                            I went with 3 Man U attackers on my wc last gw (martial, Bruno, Rashford) and was very satisfied with the Sheffield match. I think they’ll blank occasionally but I’ll stick with them for the rest of the season barring injuries .

                                                            Great fixtures and good price .

                                                          • sully29
                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                            • 5 Years
                                                            1 month, 13 days ago

                                                            Have Bruno and Martial but now slightly torn on having opted for Greenwood as my bench striker. Suspect he'll play enough to serve that function more than well but perhaps it marks a missed opportunity to get in on more regular points.

                                                            Unless he does enough to oust James as first choice for the rest of the season, of course.

                                                          • Rishi Sehgal
                                                              1 month, 13 days ago

                                                              I had Rashford, Bruno and AWB going into this GW. The thing with Martial is that he is injury prone and sometimes looks disinterested and that's what put me off. However I would be tempted to hold for this week since I want to see whether Pogba is having an impact on Bruno as a FPL Asset. If yes then I would switch them otherwise I'll be tempted to upgrade AWB to martial against Bournemouth

                                                            • ManUnitedComeBack
                                                              • 3 Years
                                                              1 month, 13 days ago

                                                              I wouldn't triple in attack, at least not when the defence is also doing well. Currently on Bruno / Martial / AWB, but might lose Bruno to get Rashford in on WC in a couple of GWs. It will all depend on which Man City attacker I choose. Either Bruno + Jesus or Mahrez + Rashford

                                                            • melvinmbabazi
                                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                              • 6 Years
                                                              1 month, 13 days ago

                                                              I am

                                                            • Blue&White85
                                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                              • 4 Years
                                                              1 month, 13 days ago

                                                              Currently own Maguire & Martial. Looking at getting Fernandes or Rashford soon.

                                                            • Cruyff's Eleven
                                                              • 2 Years
                                                              1 month, 12 days ago

                                                              Differentials needed to rise: Pogba, Bruno and Martial for me.

                                                              Might swap Bruno for Rashford in 2 GW's if it turns out Pogba is limiting Bruno.

                                                          • Pep Roulette
                                                            • 2 Years
                                                            1 month, 13 days ago

                                                            Points prediction for the following players today?

                                                            A. Sterling
                                                            B. KDB
                                                            C. Mount
                                                            D. Auba

                                                            1. drughi
                                                              • 10 Years
                                                              1 month, 13 days ago

                                                              8
                                                              5
                                                              2
                                                              9

                                                            2. Coys96
                                                              • 3 Years
                                                              1 month, 13 days ago

                                                              2
                                                              6
                                                              2
                                                              2

                                                            3. La Roja
                                                              • 8 Years
                                                              1 month, 13 days ago

                                                              2
                                                              2
                                                              2
                                                              2

                                                            4. Zim0
                                                              • 2 Years
                                                              1 month, 13 days ago

                                                              8
                                                              3
                                                              2
                                                              1

                                                            5. scubasmithy
                                                              • 4 Years
                                                              1 month, 13 days ago

                                                              8
                                                              11
                                                              1
                                                              2

                                                          • Uber Mo
                                                            • 9 Years
                                                            1 month, 13 days ago

                                                            Can I get a RMWCT (rate my wild card team) please

                                                            Pickford Martinez
                                                            TAA Aurier Boly (Lundstram (bought at 4.0) Aarons)
                                                            Mo Son Fernandes Martial (Foden)
                                                            Jimi Ings Giroud

                                                            Cheers ears

                                                            1. Fit_to_drop
                                                                1 month, 13 days ago

                                                                I can see the Pickford pick though Id go Patricio on it. I dont like the Giroud play as he will be alternating. OTher than that, its decent.

                                                                1. Uber Mo
                                                                  • 9 Years
                                                                  1 month, 13 days ago

                                                                  Cheers and I get your Patricio vibe but I'm 0.1m short!

                                                                  I think Giroud is fat frank's first choice now and their fixtures are so good. Can easily trade to DCL or Greenwood if it doesn;t transpire??

                                                              • scubasmithy
                                                                • 4 Years
                                                                1 month, 13 days ago

                                                                Giroud the only real problem here I think (although it could work out, I'd expect him to start 1 out of 2. You might need to move Ings on fairly sharpish also as his fixures turn.

                                                                Agree Patricio shout, but overall the team is very template, and that's not a bad thing,

                                                            2. luk46
                                                              • 1 Year
                                                              1 month, 13 days ago

                                                              Keep Bergwijn and DCL? Thought about a 442 with Aurier...

                                                              Pope
                                                              TAA Doherty Maguire
                                                              Mane KDB Fernandes Bergwijn
                                                              Jimenez Rashford DCL

                                                              1 ft with 0 itb

                                                            3. Stimps
                                                              • 7 Years
                                                              1 month, 13 days ago

                                                              Worth a -8?

                                                              Kun, Fleck, Leno -> Rashford, Martial, Patricio?

                                                              1. Coys96
                                                                • 3 Years
                                                                1 month, 13 days ago

                                                                Yes!

                                                              2. Christina.
                                                                • 10 Years
                                                                1 month, 13 days ago

                                                                why do you even own those players?

                                                                1. IRBOX ⚽
                                                                  • 3 Years
                                                                  1 month, 13 days ago

                                                                  Really helpful

                                                                  1. Christina.
                                                                    • 10 Years
                                                                    1 month, 13 days ago

                                                                    Kun and Leno are prob out for the season. We knew that before this gw. That hit could have paid off this week with those fixtures.

                                                                    1. Bobby Digital
                                                                      • 2 Years
                                                                      1 month, 13 days ago

                                                                      Harsh, but fair

                                                                      1. Christina.
                                                                        • 10 Years
                                                                        1 month, 13 days ago

                                                                        maybe he played FH?

                                                            4. Fernandito
                                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                              • 1 Year
                                                              1 month, 13 days ago

                                                              Martinez
                                                              TAA Aurier Doherty
                                                              Martial Fernandes KDB Traore Salah
                                                              Rashford Jimenez

                                                              Button Lascelles Nketiah Robinson

                                                              How's this on WC? too much Utd?

                                                              1. Coys96
                                                                • 3 Years
                                                                1 month, 13 days ago

                                                                Tough to say. Would want Son or Kane. Looks good though

                                                                1. Fit_to_drop
                                                                    1 month, 13 days ago

                                                                    When you look at the games so far, theres only about 4 investable teams right now in my mind: Man U, Liverpool, City (if you can get it right), Wolves. And a mention for Spurs and Everton. So, in that scenario with a squad of 15 to pick, you are going to have quite a few double ups and triple ups.

                                                              2. Kushal
                                                                • 4 Years
                                                                1 month, 13 days ago

                                                                Richarlison to Martial or save FT?

                                                                Already have Bruno and Rashford in team

                                                                1. Fit_to_drop
                                                                    1 month, 13 days ago

                                                                    I have Bruno, Rash and Martial (last night) but id still be inclined to give Richarli another outing...

                                                                    1. Zim0
                                                                      • 2 Years
                                                                      1 month, 13 days ago

                                                                      Nah fek that. Get rid if Richarlison