Scout Notes

How Man United’s FA Cup win affected Fernandes and Aubameyang’s FPL appeal

Norwich 1-2 Man United

Goals: Todd Cantwell (£4.6m) | Odion Ighalo (£6.3m), Harry Maguire (£5.3m)

Assists: Emi Buendía (£6.0m) | Anthony Martial (£8.2m)

Red cards: Timm Klose (£4.3m)

Selected Minutes Played:

  • Bruno Fernandes – 120 minutes
  • Odion Ighalo – 120 minutes
  • Harry Maguire – 120 minutes
  • Luke Shaw – 120 minutes
  • Marcus Rashford – 57 minutes
  • Paul Pogba – 42 minutes
  • Anthony Martial – 24 minutes
  • Aaron Wan-Bissaka – 0 minutes

Owners of Bruno Fernandes (£8.7m) are bracing themselves for a Gameweek 32+ benching when Manchester United travel to Brighton midweek.

That’s because the Portuguese midfielder played all 120 minutes of Saturday’s bumper FA Cup quarter-final win at Norwich.

Owned by 20.9% of Fantasy managers already, interest in Fernandes has been high but his last two outings have proved cause for concern.

He was one of just three players from the 3-0 win over Sheffield United to keep his place, which, in the current circumstances is far from ideal for Fantasy purposes.

Not only was Fernandes overshadowed by Paul Pogba (£8.3m) in the Gameweek 31+ Old Trafford victory, but he arguably had his worst game to date in a Manchester United shirt at Carrow Road too.

He scuppered a good chance to score early on in the second half, tried too many tricks that failed to come off and failed to find those around him with ambitious through-ball passes.

Crucially, Fernandes played every single minute of this FA Cup encounter which seriously jeopardises the chances of him starting at Brighton on Tuesday. That would have been a problem for his Gameweek 32+ credentials even if he had produced an impressive display at Norwich.

By comparison, most of Manchester United’s key Fantasy attackers were handed initial rests before Norwich got back into the tie.

Marcus Rashford (£9.1m), Anthony Martial (£8.3m) and Pogba were all among the eight changes Ole Gunnar Solskjaer made from the side that beat Norwich, although all three were called into action later on.

Rashford and Pogba were treated to 57 and 42 minutes in East Anglia respectively, which was not the worst result for those relying on the pair for Gameweek 32+.

Neither player added much to proceedings on Saturday evening, refusing to exert themselves for the cause, which is probably the perfect outcome for their backers: some minutes back in their potentially rusty post-injury legs without a full 90 or 120-minute outing or another knock.

Meanwhile, things were even better for Martial owners, as he featured only for 24 minutes of the extra-time when Solskjaer was doing everything possible to find a winner.

Not only is that game-time nice and sparing, but the Frenchman also did well to carve out a furrow for himself in a crowded attack and compacted defence, providing the assist for Harry Maguire‘s (£5.3m) late winner.

Like Rashford and Pogba, Martial is almost certain to start at Brighton now, especially considering Odion Ighalo (£6.3m) lead the Manchester United attack for 120 minutes against Norwich.

However, his backers may want to just keep an eye on the Nigerian for the remainder of the campaign. He has started his Red Devils career admirably, often scoring whenever called upon, as he did at Norwich.

Solskjaer added after the game that Ighalo’s form does make him rotatable with Martial. There are, at most, two more FA Cup games this season, as well as seven in the league – so it seems highly unlikely that the former Watford man will go without a Premier League start between now and Gameweek 38+.

“(Ighalo) is very important, that was important for me [that we extended his loan], we worked hard to do it, Odion knows how much we value him in and around the dressing room. He’s a goalscorer, a poacher, he’s strong, we can play the ball into him, he showed for the second and Paul found him. He’s performing well but it also gives me the chance to rotate with Marcus [Rashford], Anthony [Martial] and Mason [Greenwood] so they can get a rest and we’re fresh for every game.” – Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

“It’s great to have the option to rotate. Anthony has done really well, Anthony came on and did brilliant, created chances. But Odion gives me a chance to rest Antho and is a proven goalscorer. And today he has played a part in both goals and is great to have around the dressing room.” – Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

There were mixed implications for those invested in the Manchester United defence for Gameweek 32+.

Maguire and Luke Shaw (£5.4m) both played 120 minutes, potentially putting the latter’s chances of a start at Brighton in jeopardy, especially with Brandon Williams (£4.1m) playing just 57 minutes at Carrow Road. That said, the club captain scoring the winning goal will be of encouragement to Maguire owners, the centre-back perhaps more likely to retain his place on account of his position and role in the team.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka (£5.4m) and David De Gea (£5.3m) managed to avoid any involvement in the FA Cup encounter though, left out of the squad and on the bench respectively.

Furthermore, Wan-Bissaka looks much less likely to be rotated than those around him, considering the poor performance of Diogo Dalot (£4.9m) on Saturday. The right-back looked incredibly rusty, producing poor passes and sub-par crosses, all while Wan-Bissaka himself has been increasing his creative output with each Premier League outing.

Perhaps the Fantasy managers likely to be most excited by Saturday’s FA Cup action are those who captained Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£11.0m) for Gameweek 32+.

The defeat to Manchester United came at a high cost for Norwich, who lost Timm Klose (£4.3m) to a red card as well as Todd Cantwell (£4.6m) and Lukas Rupp (£4.4m) to injuries.

Klose was sent off for a tug on Ighalo, earning himself a one-match ban, which keeps him out of the trip to Arsenal on Wednesday.

That means Farke will arrive at the Emirates Stadium with one fit recognised centre-back in Ben Godfrey (£4.4m), who played 120 minutes in the FA Cup. Christoph Zimmermann (£4.4m) and Grant Hanley‘s (£4.1m) injuries mean that either Alex Tettey (£4.5m) will likely have to drop back from midfield, the more versatile Ibrahim Amadou (£4.5m) having left the club in January. Hardly an ideal set-up for Norwich, but potentially perfect for the Arsenal attack.

Backers of a Gunners’ clean sheet will also be encouraged to see fitness issues further up the field for Norwich, with Saturday’s goal-scorer Cantwell and Rupp now in a race to be fit in time for Gameweek 32+.

“Todd (Cantwell) was moaning during the second half about some problems with his abductor. I hope it is not too bad. He felt it a bit and after he delivered such a good performance I hope he is available for the next game.” – Daniel Farke

“Lukas (Rupp) had a fantastic performance and we have to wait over the next few days. He had some problems with his hip. He felt it about 10 minutes from half-time. I thought it was his best performance since he came here. I wanted him on the pitch because he was so crucial to how we wanted to press the play, many defensive situations he did well. I don’t think it is too bad and we got him off before he could do any major damage.” – Daniel Farke

Norwich City XI (4-1-4-1): Krul; Lewis (Idah 118′), Klose, Godfrey, Aarons; Tettey; Cantwell (Trybull 90′), McLean, Rupp (O Hernández 62′), Buendía (Duda 90′); Pukki (Drmic 71′).

Manchester United XI (4-2-3-1): Romero; Shaw, Maguire, Bailly (Martial 96′), Dalot (Williams 63′); Fred (Pogba 78′), McTominay (Matić 78′); Lingard (Rashford 63′), B Fernandes, Mata (Greenwood 63′); Ighalo.

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971 Comments Post a Comment
  1. luk46
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 2 days ago

    Ngakia + DCL > Aurier + Nketiah to play a 442?

    Bergwijn > Mahrez the week after... good plan?

    Pope
    TAA Doherty Maguire
    Mane KDB Fernandes Bergwijn
    Jimenez Rashford DCL
    Martin Guendouzi Simpson Ngakia

    1. Athletic Nasherbo
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 2 days ago

      They’re decent moves but wouldn’t be wasting 2FT on Nketiah + Aurier imo.

      1. luk46
        • 2 Years
        7 months, 2 days ago

        Thanks, would you just burn then?

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

    On a WC
    So A or B?

    A) Boly Pusilic DCL
    B) Lasca Bruno Ayew

    Pope Martinez
    Saiss TAA xxxx Aurier Holgate
    Salah Martial xxxx KDB Foden
    Rash Jimi xxxx

    Thanks

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

    Whats all the Salah talk, that he fell or something?

    1. Tinkermania
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 2 days ago

      @WEASEL BOY, you are the first to say it. Link please.

        1. Tempestic
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          7 months, 2 days ago

          Oh haha, I just meant in price

    2. PLerix
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 2 days ago

      Dropped in price over night.

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

      Yeah, he fell down the stairs.
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3afdIQlrKQ

    4. Firminoooo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 2 days ago

      He fell into a burning ring off fire.

  4. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 2 days ago

    Auba dropped after lackluster performances lately. Unlucky cappers

    1. Nomar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 2 days ago

      Bound to haul v Norwich now.

  5. Bruce Lee
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 2 days ago

    Afternoon everyone, how y'all feeling?

    1. Thierry14
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 2 days ago

      Good now that Aubameyang is benched!

  6. Christina.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    7 months, 2 days ago

    good to have 2 Ft's

    1. Nomar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 2 days ago

      Aye. Who to ditch though?

      Got Bruno, may just swap him for Martial.

      1. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 2 days ago

        Pondering same. Also 2FTs.

        Wondering whether best to drop Rash to a cheapo and upgrade Bruno / Guendo > Martial / CHE mid. Could then go AWB/ Maguire

      2. Christina.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        7 months, 2 days ago

        DDG
        Taa Doh Lacelles
        Richarlison Son Salah Bruno
        Jim Rashford DCL

        No idea. Mahrez/Pulisic/Martial all on wishlist.

        Tammy or Bobby F/origi maybe?

        1. Christina.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          7 months, 2 days ago

          Rich out so at least I know where to start.

  7. Tony Martial
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 2 days ago

    What would you do with this lot? 2FT 2.0 in the bank

    McCarthy
    Trent Doherty Lascelles
    KDB Bruno Martial Son
    DCL Jimenez Vardy

    Leno Justin D.Luiz Lund.

    1. Bossworld
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 2 days ago

      Find your way to a Liverpool midfielder, or get Leno out of the team.

  8. kime67
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 2 days ago

    So youre telling me he is rested and ready to go and and norwich dont have any defenders. Naah im captaining jimenez.

    1. Tinkermania
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 2 days ago

      @KIME67, you can't do anything now about current gameweek.

    2. Klaren
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 2 days ago

      Norwich only conceded 3 or more goals in 3 away matches this season (Man Utd and Liverpool 4, Wolves 3). So their defensive stats aren't actually as bad as people think. They tend to park the bus for majority of the game in the games where people expect them to get crushed so they don't concede as many.

    3. Treadstone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 2 days ago

      Ok Captain Hindsight its obvious now.

  9. drughi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    7 months, 2 days ago

    who scores more ?

    A. Rashford (C) and DCL
    B. Auba(C) and Ayew

    1. The Pesci challenge
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 2 days ago

      A

  10. Original - Wolves Ay We
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 2 days ago

    I'm leading my Mini-league by 35 points, so my rival in second place decided to copy nearly all my team (he couldn't get Rashford because of poor team value) because he has TC and BB chips left and I don't.

    Is this a good strategy or a little naughty?

    1. Original - Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 2 days ago

      He used a WC to do this.

    2. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 2 days ago

      Perfectly valid but seems really dumb when hes behind. How can he even utilize BB well if he copied your team? TC wont net him 35 points.

      1. Original - Wolves Ay We
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        7 months, 2 days ago

        He didn't copy the Bench (Should have clarified this)

    3. drughi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 2 days ago

      35 points aint that much of a lead and he could easily catch that with a good use of TC and BB so if your team look good its rather clever from him

      1. Original - Wolves Ay We
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        7 months, 2 days ago

        It does suggest he's trying to beat me more than trying to get the highest rank possible.

        1. HuttonDressedasLahm
          • 11 Years
          7 months, 2 days ago

          How can he beat you if he has the same team?
          That’s a silly move on his part. This system is only valid if leading

          1. Original - Wolves Ay We
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            7 months, 2 days ago

            He has BB and TC left, I don't and he has got a different bench.

    4. THE WERNER DELUSION
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 2 days ago

      very good strategy, it will come down to captains for now (as you both can't predict that)

      1. Original - Wolves Ay We
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        7 months, 2 days ago

        I suppose he had to do something, He was leading the mini-league all season and was 17 points ahead before the restart,

        1. THE WERNER DELUSION
          • 5 Years
          7 months, 2 days ago

          it's almost a counter-attacking move from him, wait for you to make a mistake and then strike 😀 just don't do anything stupid to keep him off your scent (that's what I would end up doing)

    5. Klaren
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 2 days ago

      35 points would be the higher end of TC and BB points combined on single GWs so it's probably to your advantage to have similar teams.

    6. Dreaming of glory
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 2 days ago

      I’d be happy if I was you. If I was him I would have had 2/3 diff players on top of chips so u just keep playing your game and if you make a transfer he will be a week behind you so harder again to bridge that gap

      1. Original - Wolves Ay We
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        7 months, 2 days ago

        True. I have 2 FT's this week.

    7. Planet_Marss
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 2 days ago

      he could beat you.. but would be very close if he does. seems the strategy just limited his ceiling but also protected him from increasing the gap between you too. captaincies will be more decisive between you two and future transfers. not a big fan of what he did.. sorta plays more into your hands imo.

  11. n14mul
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 2 days ago

    Hands up if you didn't captain auba due to his form....now his rested and norwich have no defenders...

    I'm in this camp 🙁

    1. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 2 days ago

      Imagine owning Auba and not capping him against the worst team in the league

      1. Collie01
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 2 days ago

        This. Auba a clear (c) this week for his owners.

        1. n14mul
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          7 months, 2 days ago

          There was a fear of he would play in the cup and could pick up a knock...so i went against my gut

          1. HuttonDressedasLahm
            • 11 Years
            7 months, 2 days ago

            Could still happen

            1. n14mul
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              7 months, 2 days ago

              His not even on the bench is he?

              1. Eat my goal!
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                7 months, 2 days ago

                He is, he’ll come on at say 73 and score a brace, warming up for the hattie against Norwich

          2. Tempestic
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            7 months, 2 days ago

            I just said screw it and captained anyways with my fingers crossed, sometimes all u need is a bit of luck

          3. Collie01
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            7 months, 2 days ago

            This is true, but that is what VC is for I guess. Easy for me to say with hindsight! Jimi was still a good choice this week, just didn't work out.

          4. Planet_Marss
            • 1 Year
            7 months, 2 days ago

            i know im speaking in hindsight but to me it was more of a stretch him playing 4 games in 10 days especially when the were up against southhampton and arteta kept him on. these are the reasons i stuck and put the captaincy on him this week.

            1. Planet_Marss
              • 1 Year
              7 months, 2 days ago

              i was lowkey very happy hearing all the pundits sway people away from having him let alone captaining him

    2. drughi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 2 days ago

      Rival might put the nail in the coffin with auba captain, can see a big score from him

    3. Bossworld
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 2 days ago

      Cheeky couple of quid on Auba to score 2+ will sort it for all non-owners, don't you worry.

      1. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        7 months, 2 days ago

        Whenever I try this the player scores one goal and gets a couple assists and 3 bonus

        1. Bossworld
          • 2 Years
          7 months, 2 days ago

          The struggle is real.

    4. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 2 days ago

      It's not like he will get more than 2pts anyway...

    5. Klaren
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 2 days ago

      Norwich has 3 defenders and Tettey who can also play as a defender. Also Auba is playing against their best defender (Aarons) so I wouldn't be so sure of a haul for Auba.

      1. n14mul
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 2 days ago

        hope not..suppose having him is a consolation

        1. Klaren
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          7 months, 2 days ago

          I do think he is still a great option for this GW and could potentially score big but just saying haul isn't guaranteed as some here are claiming.

    6. Original - Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 2 days ago

      He will let his owners down again.

      1. n14mul
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 2 days ago

        and nketiah owners will have the last laugh?

    7. circusmonkey
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 2 days ago

      Hands down if you did. It was a risk, but happy so far1

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqDEVR6ty8M

  12. FPL Virgin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 2 days ago

    Foden has scored 3 goals from 4 goal attempts.

    UNSUSTAINABLE.

    1. THE WERNER DELUSION
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 2 days ago

      maybe he's really good at shooting

      1. THE WERNER DELUSION
        • 5 Years
        7 months, 2 days ago

        his goal against Arsenal was a world class finish, don't think many other players would have scored that

      2. FPL Virgin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 2 days ago

        UNSUSTAINABLE I say.

        1. THE WERNER DELUSION
          • 5 Years
          7 months, 2 days ago

          everything is unsustainable if you really think about it

          1. COK3Y5MURF
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            7 months, 2 days ago

            Except him stalking Mark.

            1. THE WERNER DELUSION
              • 5 Years
              7 months, 2 days ago

              we mortals are but shadows and dust, shadows and dust maximus

    2. n14mul
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 2 days ago

      I plan to have him in my wc next week. Foden will get minutes and will get points. Pep loves him and I see him having an easing in for the rest of the season so he can take on dilva role next season

    3. Klaren
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 2 days ago

      I guess for 5.1 he is still not a bad option if he gets an attacking return occassionally but I think he is a waste of City slot considering their fixtures after Liverpool. I'd rather go with 3 of KDB, Mahrez, Jesus, Sterling.

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

      TAA on his bench?

  13. Totti
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 2 days ago

    how was rashford ( my captain ) yesterday ?

    could i hope for a brace against brighton

    1. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 2 days ago

      Good winger

  14. HuttonDressedasLahm
    • 11 Years
    7 months, 2 days ago

    McBurnie v Mustafi

    Movable object vs stoppable force

    1. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 2 days ago

      Limp noodle vs wet paper

  15. RedWolf
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 2 days ago

    Son and Rashford out

    Pulisic and Kane in.

    Worth it?

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

      why?

    2. THE WERNER DELUSION
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 2 days ago

      on the face of it probably not, but anything can happen

      1. THE WERNER DELUSION
        • 5 Years
        7 months, 2 days ago

        I've currently got all 4 in WC team (although Rashford might end up being Jesus instead)

    3. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 2 days ago

      Prefer Son and Rashford

    4. Tempestic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 2 days ago

      I mean u could but it really could go either way...

  16. FPL Virgin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 2 days ago

    Fernandes is a £55m Milivojevic.

    You've all been duped.

    1. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 2 days ago

      Poor mans‘ Ozil

    2. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 2 days ago

      Clearly you haven’t been watching him play!

      1. FPL Virgin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 2 days ago

        When did he last shot in the box?

        1. FPL Virgin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          7 months, 2 days ago

          *shoot

        2. Eat my goal!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          7 months, 2 days ago

          You’ve quoted his real buy price so I take your comments to reflect his game performance and not fpl credibility- everything is running through him, he gets the ball moving quickly and has revived Utd. Milo is not in the same class!

    3. Corgzzzz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 2 days ago

      Very true 50pts in 7 games is a very clever way to disguise how rubbish he really is...............

      1. FPL Virgin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 2 days ago

        He's a CDM who has gotten the majority of his points from set pieces.

    4. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 2 days ago

      Way more than that. You only have to look at his play to see that. Fernandes has brought the risk-taking back to Man Utd. He tries things, whether it is clever dink passes, those first time through balls, quickfire shots from outside the box, early crosses etc.

      These were things that were non-existent under Mourinho. You can see it in Rashford and Martial. They are running and dribbling with the ball now. Pogba trying fancy footwork.

      1. FPL Virgin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 2 days ago

        His xGI delta is PLUS 2.58. He has clearly been over performing and will regress.

    5. circusmonkey
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 2 days ago

      He wasn't very good yesterday for sure. Can't really afford the transfer to swap him to Martial at the moment.

  17. diesel001
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 2 days ago

    Looks like Arsenal are playing 3-4-3 with Xhaka in central defence.

    1. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 2 days ago

      Back 3 of Mustafi Luiz Tierney I reckon

    2. THE WERNER DELUSION
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 2 days ago

      Mustafi-Luiz-Tierney I think

    3. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 2 days ago

      Luiz Mustafi Tierney back 3
      Kolasinac AMN wing backs

    4. Klaren
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 2 days ago

      I don't see why Arteta doesn't seem to care about FA Cup at this point. I guess he doesn't think that they stand a chance with the teams remaining in the competition.

  18. AC Yew
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 2 days ago

    Hey guys. What do you think of the following ideas:

    1. TAA Doherty Egan Stevens Taylor.
    Thinking of doubling up on Wolves defense. Who would you swop out? Or just get Patricio

    2. Sterling --> Mahrez (Long term move)

  19. Zim0
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 2 days ago

    Well i was wrong. Really thought Auba would get benched against Norwich. Hopefully Sheffield win today!

    1. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 2 days ago

      At least you admitted it.

      1. Zim0
        • 2 Years
        7 months, 2 days ago

        Thanks. It's only right to admit your mistakes.

  20. FPL Virgin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 2 days ago

    The more I look at Mark's Wildcard, the more I love it.

    5 very, very attacking defenders who bomb forward.

    All 15 players are capable of a double digit score in any given gameweek.

    Absolute genius.

    https://fantasy.premierleague.com/entry/21074/event/41

    1. Fantasy Gold
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 2 days ago

      Is his overall rank absolute genius too?

      1. FPL Virgin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 2 days ago

        Best wildcard I've seen since the restart.

        Anyone can do what you do fantasy silver and copy the template. At least he plays his own game.

        1. Fantasy Gold
          • 6 Years
          7 months, 2 days ago

          Fantasy silver. Such a harsh burn. I’m gonna go cry myself to sleep after that one.

          Some brown on your nose. Wipe it off and move out of your mum’s basement. Best advice I can give you.

          1. FPL Virgin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            7 months, 2 days ago

            I reside in my mum's attic, actually. So that shows how much you know, fantasy bronze.

            1. Fantasy Gold
              • 6 Years
              7 months, 2 days ago

              😆

          2. HollywoodXI
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            7 months, 2 days ago

            To be fair, I think most long term players would say that Mark added a lot of value to this site / the scoutcast and is missed.

            1. Collie01
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              7 months, 2 days ago

              The Pre-Match Pre-Ambles were the best articles on here. And Mark definitely missed on the scoutcast for sure.

            2. Pumpy Pro
              • 11 Years
              7 months, 2 days ago

              I think Granny offered more. I honestly think Mark started using it to influence other people's decisions. Times he said he was making a move and never went through with it . Fair play for it though. If others are dumb enough to follow

        2. Collie01
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          7 months, 2 days ago

          Defence is great but triple United attack with no City or Pool is potentially poor. Worth a try I guess to take the risk on a big OR jump if Pool and City ease off the pedal completely.

        3. Pumpy Pro
          • 11 Years
          7 months, 2 days ago

          How do you know it is the best? Judge that in a few gws.

          No doubt he goes his own way and has his own mind but he is massively overrated on here imo

        4. Pumpy Pro
          • 11 Years
          7 months, 2 days ago

          Plus his timing of the wildcard has to be questioned with his further rank drop over the last 2 gws. Hardly genius

    2. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 2 days ago

      The beauty of having non of KdB, Salah or Mane

      1. FPL Virgin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 2 days ago

        Exactly. It lets you strengthen and upgrade literally every position in your team. So clever.

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          7 months, 2 days ago

          Makes captain choice tricky though

          1. FPL Virgin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            7 months, 2 days ago

            Nice problem to have though.

    3. HollywoodXI
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 2 days ago

      I have £2.9m left over if I copy that team. It’s different and I like it. Mark is a maverick player and missed on the scoutcast. I wonder if he’ll ever return?

    4. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 2 days ago

      If you want explosive, you would get:

      Pope
      Alonso - TAA - Doherty - AWB
      Salah - Mahrez - Son - Martial
      Abraham - Vardy

    5. Klaren
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 2 days ago

      TAA last on the bench is my favorite part as I did the same 🙂

    6. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 2 days ago

      Mark definitely knows

    7. southernpacific
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 2 days ago

      Trent benched? Don’t agree with that

      1. Al Moon Yeah
        • 6 Years
        7 months, 2 days ago

        I benched him too, which may come to haunt me, but if there's a game where I'd expect pool to concede, it's this one.

    8. THE WERNER DELUSION
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 2 days ago

      imagine United not scoring 😀 😀 nice team, mine isn't miles away

    9. Corgzzzz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 2 days ago

      Great team

    10. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 2 days ago

      You literally just slatted his captain pick a few posts back!

    11. HashAttack
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 2 days ago

      Prefer my Kane and KDB to his Sarr and Pulisic
      https://fantasy.premierleague.com/entry/346846/event/41

    12. Al Moon Yeah
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 2 days ago

      I get Mark has achieved legendary status in fpl, but people glorify Mark too much. I'm assuming he has 15 solid players with the bench boost in mind, which is a sound strategy, but you can only play 11 and he'll have a benching headache every week. I can most certainly see him benching some double-digit scores in there. Not to mention the fact that that team has no KDB or Salah or Mane. When those highly owned players score 15-plus points what do you think that will that do for his rank? He's decided to take huge calculated risks fielding such a team in a last ditch attempt to salvage a top 10k rank, brave, but I think those premium city and pool assets will seal the final nail in his fpl coffin.

      1. FPL Virgin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 2 days ago

        His prolonged absence only serves to make the legend of Mark stronger imo.

        1. Firminoooo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          7 months, 2 days ago

          Anymore og this fantalk and Mark may sneak into your mum's attic and end your virginity.:)

  21. Lucky Z
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 2 days ago

    Should be happy with Auba (c) + Nketiah double up coming?

    1. Fantasy Gold
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 2 days ago

      Nah, you should be absolutely devastated.

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

    Wish I'd TCd Auba now.

    1. COK3Y5MURF
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 2 days ago

      Never underestimate how bad Arsenal are.

      1. Tempestic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        7 months, 2 days ago

        Ahahaha true

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

        Well there is that

  23. Bobby
    • 11 Years
    7 months, 2 days ago

    Ah excellent auba playing a knackered, dispirited norwich. Another red arrow incoming

  24. Collie01
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 2 days ago

    What are your hopes for today's FA cup ties in relation to your team?

    Arsenal-Sheffield. I hope it goes 120mins as I have Kane(c) vs Sheffield later in the week. A tired Sheffield team might be beneficial for me.

    Leicester-Chelsea. Hopefully Pulisic gets though ok, hopefully with minutes managed so that he is fresh to start his PL fixture this GW. Also if Justin was to gets an unlikely rest, this would be nice.

    City-Newcastle. KdB gets a rest. Foden proving his fitness would also be nice since there hasn't been much news on his potential injury.

    1. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 2 days ago

      Arsenal - Sheffield: 120 mins with Arsenal losing
      Leicester - Chelsea: 120 mins with Chelsea losing
      City - Newcastle: 90 mins with City winning with their reserve team.

    2. Hot Toddy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 2 days ago

      No injury / extra time nonsense for Pepe, that's it. Couldn't give a monkeys after that.

    3. Klaren
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 2 days ago

      Arsenal-Sheffield: 120 mins.

      Leicester-Chelsea: Pulisic not playing

      City-Newcastle: Newcastle win (obviously not gonna happen)

    4. HashAttack
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 2 days ago

      Kane (c) - SHU v ARS to go to 120 minutes - Hendo + Auba to have a fight and both get red cards

  25. SH
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 2 days ago

    Any early thoughts on what to do here? Still have BB left.

    Martinez Button*
    TAA Doherty Lascellas Soy* Taylor
    Salah KDB Bruno Sarr* Barnes*
    Auba* Jiminez Ings*
    2FT, .2itb

  26. southernpacific
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 2 days ago

    Best week to play Free hit? I’m like gw33 fixtures the most?

    1. THE WERNER DELUSION
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 2 days ago

      depends on your team really, quick turnaround might make things tricky game-time-wise or it could allow you some nice differentials - depends what happens midweek

    2. Planet_Marss
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 2 days ago

      depends on your players.. could be good if u have arsenal, tot, everton, wolv

      1. Planet_Marss
        • 1 Year
        7 months, 2 days ago

        good to fh i mean

    3. Collie01
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 2 days ago

      I'm going to keep mine for GW38 on the off chance of disruption to fixtures.

    4. HashAttack
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 2 days ago

      gw33 looks good (I don't have any Liverpool except TAA) ... but the quick turnaround and potential rotation is a worry

  27. Planet_Marss
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 2 days ago

    auba rested

  28. JammySprat
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 2 days ago

    The stars seem to be aligning for the best possible chance of arsenal finally returning. Front line on Nketia and Auba (C) might pay off

  29. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 2 days ago

    Oooh just seems Salah went down in value last night now can afford him over Mané, Aubameyang and El Ghazi to Salah and Connelly lasted in the week?? Would have to be -4 tho?? Would be switching to 3-5-2

    1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 2 days ago

      *later in the week

    2. Tempestic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 2 days ago

      Looks good, I’ll probably be doing something similar

  30. circusmonkey
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    7 months, 2 days ago

    Hands up if you captained Auba, hands down if you didn't.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqDEVR6ty8M

    1. THE WERNER DELUSION
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 2 days ago

      Right Guard, shaming body odour since 1987

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

      o/

    3. Planet_Marss
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 2 days ago

      yeahhh boyyy.. cant wait.. for him to start v nor and disappoint again