Scout Notes

Hasenhuttl to aid Ings’ quest for the Golden Boot as Watford’s FPL assets flop

Watford 1-3 Southampton

  • Goals: Jan Bednarek (£4.4m) own-goal | Danny Ings (£7.3m) x2, James Ward-Prowse (£5.7m)
  • Assists: Jose Holebas (£4.6m) | Will Smallbone (£4.5m), Che Adams (£5.3m)
  • Bonus: Ings x3, Ward-Prowse x2, Oriol Romeu (£4.3m) x1

Sunday’s match at Vicarage Road was our bi-weekly reminder that football, and Fantasy Premier League, rarely goes according to the script.

Mid-table Southampton, sitting 10 points clear of the drop zone heading into Gameweek 32+, were meant to be in ‘on the beach’ territory, and Watford, hovering precariously above the bottom three, were the ones supposed to be scrapping for their lives.

But the Saints were hungrier, sharper, quicker to the second ball and just generally better than their hosts in every department this weekend, inflicting a fully deserved defeat on Nigel Pearson’s side.

Watford might well tick the ‘something to play for’ box with regards to motivation but they have also won just one of their last ten league fixtures (improbably against Liverpool), a run that includes six meetings with teams currently ranked tenth or below.

The triple-header against Norwich City, Newcastle United and West Ham United in Gameweeks 34+ to 36+ still holds great appeal but owners of the Hornets’ Fantasy assets are now facing the eternal ‘form versus fixtures’ quandary, with Watford ranked a lowly 18th when clubs are filtered by their last ten matches.

Pearson’s troops didn’t even manage a single shot on target on Sunday, with their goal coming courtesy of Jan Bednarek (£4.4m); the Polish stopper turning a Jose Holebas (£4.6m) cross past his own goalkeeper late in the game.

Ismaila Sarr (£6.3m) perhaps looked the likeliest to make things happening, seeing a close-range shot blocked just after the interval and twice getting into his now customary promising positions on the byline, but even he was well below-par and his searing pre-lockdown form seems a distant memory.

Troy Deeney (£6.2m) appeared more interested in winning free-kicks than staying on his feet and hasn’t forced any goalkeeper into a save since the Premier League resumed, while the home side’s hoofball tactics played right into the hands of Bednarek and the galumphing Jannik Vestergaard (£4.5m).

The hosts were poor at the other end, too, guilty of backing off their opponents and, in the case of Southampton’s second strike, gift-wrapping goals.

Pearson said of his side’s display after the game:

We were second best for too long. You can’t concede goals like we have, give gifts to the opponents. It makes the job harder.

We have to go back to showing a cohesion as a group of people. At the moment it is frustrating, because we are not achieving the performances we know we are capable of.

Southampton have been difficult to fathom this season.

Ranked fifth when clubs are filtered by their away results (this was their eighth success on the road in 2019/20), the Saints are rock-bottom when we look at home fixtures.

Their Jekyll-and-Hyde displays, something Hasenhuttl bemoaned in midweek, is perfectly encapsulated by their form in 2020: played 12, won six, lost six.

Sunday’s match was the Saints at their best, with the visitors aggressive in the press, tidy on the ball and robust at the back.

Bednarek and Vestergaard were superb at centre-half, blocking everything on the ground and imperious in the air, and right-back Kyle Walker-Peters (£4.4m) built on a promising 45 minutes at Arsenal with another impressive showing here.

The ever-present James Ward-Prowse (£5.7m), who hasn’t missed a minute of league football this season, showcased his set-piece expertise with a brilliant 81st-minute free-kick, meanwhile.

Admittedly not much of threat from open play these days as one of Hasenhuttl’s ‘number sixes’, seven of the nine goals and assists he has registered this season have been from dead-ball situations.

Onto the main event, though, and someone who has mostly been a reliable pick even through Southampton’s rollercoaster year.

Danny Ings (£7.3m) was by far the most-owned Fantasy asset in this fixture and he rewarded his remaining owners by scoring his 17th and 18th Premier League goals of the season, registering his joint-highest FPL haul of 2019/20 in the process.

Having racked up 177 minutes in Saints’ first two post-restart fixtures, many had thought that Ings was a candidate for rotation on Sunday.

Indeed, Hasenhuttl freshened up his side by making five changes, with the in-form Stuart Armstrong (£5.2m) benched because of worries over fatigue – how many times have we heard the Southampton boss use this reasoning for managing Ings’ minutes?

But Ings did start and went on to move within one goal of Jamie Vardy (£9.8m) in the race for the Golden Boot, with his first strike against Watford in particular illustrating his clinical edge.

His second goal, which stemmed from a poor Ben Foster (£4.9m) throw out, was Ings at his predatory, off-the-ball best; this wasn’t the first instance in which we have seen him force or capitalise on a defensive error this season.

The icing on the cake for Ings’ owners came in Hasenhuttl’s post-match press conference, with the Southampton boss suggesting he would field his striker (although he didn’t explicitly say ‘start)’ in all six of his side’s remaining games to help him in the pursuit of individual glory:

I think anything is possible [with regards to the race for the Golden Boot].

We will play with him the last six games and then he will have six chances to score.

If he gets the chance you can see how fantastic his finishing is at the moment. He seems fitter than ever.

He was very hard working in the shutdown and that gives him now fantastic physical options.

While the next three games for Southampton are tricky (both Manchester clubs and Everton) and may slow investment, Saints’ run-in of Brighton, Bournemouth and Sheffield United will likely boost Ings’ ownership figures further should he be still within a shout of the Golden Boot, as seems likely.


Watford XI (4-2-3-1): Foster; Femenia (Pussetto 79′), Dawson, Cathcart, Masina (Holebas 73′); Hughes (Welbeck 73′), Capoue; Sarr, Doucoure, Pereyra (Pedro 73′); Deeney.

Southampton XI (4-4-2):  McCarthy; Walker-Peters, Bednarek, Vestergaard, Bertrand; Smallbone (Armstrong 65′), Ward-Prowse, Romeu, Redmond; Long (Adams 75′), Ings.

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841 Comments Post a Comment
  1. My heart goes Salalalalah
    • 3 Years
    8 days, 7 hours ago

    Ings killing my rank

    1. n14mul
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 days, 7 hours ago

      You ain't the only one!

    2. SH
      • 5 Years
      8 days, 7 hours ago

      I missed his first haul due to FH. Glad to got the latest now. Thinking of keeping him till the end.

      1. Christina.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        8 days, 7 hours ago

        yes, He is a bliksem

        1. SH
          • 5 Years
          8 days, 7 hours ago

          Lol I had to google the word

          1. Christina.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            8 days, 7 hours ago

            mods have nothing better to do I see this morning....

      2. My heart goes Salalalalah
        • 3 Years
        8 days, 7 hours ago

        If I had him I would keep, but will only buy in 3 weeks if he's still fit

        1. SH
          • 5 Years
          8 days, 7 hours ago

          Yes, don't expect much from the next 3. Might even bench him in one or two

    3. G-Whizz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 2 Years
      8 days, 7 hours ago

      Just. Can't. Squeeze. Him. In.

    4. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      8 days, 7 hours ago

      One potential upside scenario is a mass of transfers in & possibly even hits, ahead of (what appear to be) three less than ideal fixtures

      If he now goes 2-2-2 things will calm down a bit...

      Then again the form he’s in - he might score in all three 🙂

    5. n14mul
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 days, 7 hours ago

      I do think there will be alot of people rushing to put him in not considering the next 3 games!

    6. Whats the Mata?
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 days, 6 hours ago

      Ings for the final 3 games looks good. No point getting him in now.

      1. Devo-McDuff
        • 1 Year
        8 days, 3 hours ago

        Unless you take a butchers at his impressive scoring record against teams you think he'd blank against.

  2. SH
    • 5 Years
    8 days, 7 hours ago

    How would you prioritize getting first?

    A) DDG (playing Martinez now)
    B) Aurier/AWB to play with TAA, Doherty
    C) Mahrez/Martial/Pulisic in place of Sarr/Barnes

    1. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      8 days, 7 hours ago

      Puli prob inj.

      Mahrez/Martial I reckon

    2. Hot Toddy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 days, 7 hours ago

      C

    3. SH
      • 5 Years
      8 days, 7 hours ago

      Should have given a little more context, if I upgrade button>DDG I can play BB with Martinez, Taylor, Lascellas, Sarr/Barnes in the bench

    4. Whats the Mata?
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 days, 6 hours ago

      Mahrez or Martial surely.

  3. fcsaltyballs
    • 4 Years
    8 days, 7 hours ago

    Pope
    TAA AWB Saiss
    Salah KDB Fernandes Sarr
    Rashford Jimenez DCL

    Henderson Lascelles Cantwell Lundstram

    2FT, 1.4itb

    1. Lundstram Sarr >> Aurier Pulisic / Willian (and play BB)
    2. Cantwell >> Foden (bench Sarr)
    3. Something else

    Thanks

    1. n14mul
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 days, 7 hours ago

      possibly B, not sure if this week is ideal for BB. I think I will target gw 37 for BB

      1. fcsaltyballs
        • 4 Years
        8 days, 6 hours ago

        how come 37? I thought 33 looked quite good, then means I'm no longer having to maintain a good bench... hmmm

        1. n14mul
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          8 days, 6 hours ago

          Which games are you targeting for bench players in 3?

          I have looked at the remaining gw and think 37 isn't bad.

          Villa vs arsenal
          Norwich vs burnley

          1. n14mul
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            8 days, 6 hours ago

            Bournemouth vs Southampton
            Brighton vs Newcastle

            Some games I can target which the cheaper players could do well

    2. SH
      • 5 Years
      8 days, 7 hours ago

      1 looks good. Any other week you considering for BB?

      1. fcsaltyballs
        • 4 Years
        8 days, 6 hours ago

        mmmm im not too sure of any other good options... based on fixtures of (current) likely bench

    3. Jason M
      • 5 Years
      8 days, 6 hours ago

      I like option 2. Should def get increased minutes going forward. I'm considering this as one of my free transfers before next deadline

    4. Whats the Mata?
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 days, 6 hours ago

      1 looks good, however won't BB now.

      1. fcsaltyballs
        • 4 Years
        8 days, 6 hours ago

        When do you suggest as a good BB opportunity sir?

        1. Whats the Mata?
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          8 days, 6 hours ago

          Depends on the Bench players you get honestly.

          Gw37 looks decent for the likes of Henderson Lascalles Cantwell and Aurier

          1. fcsaltyballs
            • 4 Years
            8 days, 6 hours ago

            Yeah I suppose my thinking was teams have still got a lot to play for and things might be decided by then, also be nice to stop worrying about having a solid bench.

            Oh I dunno ha

            1. Whats the Mata?
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              8 days, 6 hours ago

              Go with the flow. If you think 33 is a good week to BB, go for it

  4. fr3d
    • 2 Years
    8 days, 7 hours ago

    Super Monday is finally here

  5. rokonto
    • 4 Years
    8 days, 7 hours ago

    A. Bruno and Jiminez
    B. Salah and Nketiah
    ???

    1. SH
      • 5 Years
      8 days, 6 hours ago

      A steady long term

    2. Whats the Mata?
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 days, 6 hours ago

      1

  6. Eat my goal!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    8 days, 7 hours ago

    Any rationale to whom might be safer from rotation - mane or salah

    1. Whats the Mata?
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 days, 6 hours ago

      Both will be motivated for the golden boot

    2. Easy Cheesy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 days, 6 hours ago

      Great question. I think salah as he tends to stay on longer and is chasing the golden boot. But no real idea

      1. Hot Toddy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        8 days, 6 hours ago

        Mane could still win it as well.

  7. Jullepuu
      8 days, 6 hours ago

      What to do with 2 free transfers? 0.6 in the bank.

      Pope Krul
      TAA Doherty Lascelles Egan Basham
      Salah KDB Bruno Duda D. Luiz
      Auba Jota Rashford

      Currently thinking about Auba and D. Luiz to DCL and Mahrez

      1. Whats the Mata?
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        8 days, 6 hours ago

        Auba Duda Jota to Jesus Mahrez Nketiah

        1. Jullepuu
            8 days, 5 hours ago

            Good shout but Id rather get Foden for my third City slot and avoid the hit

      2. kysersosa
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        8 days, 6 hours ago

        Buying Ings now doesn’t seem to make sense, with his next 3 fixtures?

        1. Eat my goal!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          8 days, 6 hours ago

          Golden boot won’t win itself!

          1. n14mul
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            8 days, 6 hours ago

            But yet people are sure salah will be dropped in rotation?

        2. Whats the Mata?
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          8 days, 6 hours ago

          Yep. Also stats suggest he has overperformed since the Project Restart, having an xG of just 0.91 but has scored 3 goals.

          1. kysersosa
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            8 days, 6 hours ago

            Good comms. I cow the a dip in the next 3 at least, may be worth buying in 36.

          2. Distinctly Average
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            8 days, 5 hours ago

            Ssshhhhh!

        3. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          8 days, 5 hours ago

          It makes 0 sense. And he has awful xG too.

      3. SuperMane Returns
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        8 days, 6 hours ago

        Hey folks, how is this team looking for GW33?

        Patricio
        TAA/Doherty/Aurier
        Martial/Fernandes/Son/Mane(c)
        Jimenez/Rashford/Nketiah

        (Subs:Martin/Lascelles/Foden/Kiko)

        Thanks in advance.

        1. Whats the Mata?
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          8 days, 6 hours ago

          Looks good. Keep an eye on Foden though. With a short timespan for City between 32 and 33, he could well get a start

      4. mikeycee93
        • 4 Years
        8 days, 6 hours ago

        Struggling to find the best front 3...

        Currently have

        Patricio (Button)

        TAA Docherty Lascelles (Stevens) (Ngakia)

        Bruno Saka KDB Saint-Max Mane

        Rasford Auba (Jota)

        1.4mill in the bank...

        1. Whats the Mata?
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          8 days, 6 hours ago

          Surely you'd want Jimi in there?

          Could downgrade Auba to Jesus as a punt

          1. mikeycee93
            • 4 Years
            8 days, 6 hours ago

            Yeah I think i might go Jesus route - i'm currently sitting with an OR at just under 8k... but one of the leagues i'm in i'm 3rd, 20points off top so need to try and make up the numbers somewhere as they're both pretty template teams above me

            1. Whats the Mata?
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              8 days, 6 hours ago

              Could play it safe and go Jim then. Gives you cash to get Mahrez in for ASM

      5. Amey
        • 1 Year
        8 days, 6 hours ago

        Not the best choice for MNF !

        1. Hot Toddy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          8 days, 6 hours ago

          Haha, an absolute snore fest.

        2. Peter Ouch
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          8 days, 6 hours ago

          Agree having ayew and pope for tonight

          1. Amey
            • 1 Year
            8 days, 6 hours ago

            None for me

        3. Whats the Mata?
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          8 days, 6 hours ago

          3-3 written in the stars tonight

          1. Amey
            • 1 Year
            8 days, 6 hours ago

            Can't remember last time Burnley scored 3 😀

            1. Whats the Mata?
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              8 days, 6 hours ago

              Thus. Tonight.

        4. palace ash
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          8 days, 6 hours ago

          Gonna be 1-0 either way. Palace are notoriously bad at evening games, out record is dreadful.

          1. Amey
            • 1 Year
            8 days, 6 hours ago

            Can't see the Lancashire team do anything.

      6. palace ash
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        8 days, 6 hours ago

        Any news on Matt Richie? Likely to play/miss Wednesdays game?
        I have Saiss cs to replace him if he misses out.

        1. Whats the Mata?
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          8 days, 6 hours ago

          He either starts or doesn't play at all

      7. LC1
        • 5 Years
        8 days, 6 hours ago

        Morning all,

        Hope everyone had a good wee
        kend?

        Completely stuck on who to use my transfer / transfers on;

        Pope
        TAA Lascelles Soyuncu
        Mane KDB Son Bruno
        Rashford DCL Jimenez

        Saiss Guen Simpson

        (May start Saiss instead of Lascelles).

        2 FTs and 0.2 ITB.

        Any feedback / comments are much appreciated!

        Cheers

        1. Whats the Mata?
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          8 days, 6 hours ago

          Soy to Aurier.

      8. fuzzymike
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        8 days, 6 hours ago

        Apart from Ings, any SOU players worth adding to squad??

        1. Whats the Mata?
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          8 days, 6 hours ago

          If you have your BB remaining, Armstrong looks decent.

        2. Hot Toddy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          8 days, 6 hours ago

          Only the keeper, forgot his name, but not for a few weeks.

      9. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        8 days, 6 hours ago

        Looks like a bit of a striker log-jam approaching for GWs 36,37,38... fixture-wise at least:

        DCL - AVL, shu, BOU
        Jesus - BOU, wat, NOR
        Ings - BHA, bou, SHU

        Versus some of the current bandwagon/popular options:
        Rashford - cry, WHU, lei
        Jimmy - bur, CRY, che
        Vardy - SHU, tot, MUN
        Auba - LIV, avl, WAT

        1. Hitmonlee
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          8 days, 6 hours ago

          Great shout

        2. Hot Toddy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          8 days, 6 hours ago

          Jimenez, DCL, Ings looks rather tasty doesn't it?

        3. Karan14 (Brazil Nuts)
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          8 days, 6 hours ago

          I have Rashford & Jimmy atm.

          Will try and save FT in GW35 and assess the striker situation in GW36 as I would like to have 1 or 2 from those 3 strikers.

        4. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          8 days, 6 hours ago

          DCL, Rashford, Ings will do just fine to end the season.

        5. Whats the Mata?
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          8 days, 6 hours ago

          I'm honestly considering Ings from 36 onwards. Great fixtures and motivation for the golden boot.

          Was planning to get Jesus in this week but still a bit a unsure with him. Think the City mids provide better value and explosiveness

        6. Easy Cheesy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          8 days, 5 hours ago

          Great data. Jesus is perplexing. If pep is more focused on cups then potentially he is even more prone to rotation that pre aguero injury. Mind boggling gifen he is poor

      10. palace ash
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        8 days, 6 hours ago

        Son, Rich and DCL to KdB, Mahrez and Greenwood (-4)?

        Pope , Martin
        TAA, Doherty, Richie, Saiss, Taylor
        Salah, xxx, xxx, Fernandes, Martial
        Jimenez, Nketiah, xxx

        1.3ITB

        1. Christina.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          8 days, 6 hours ago

          not for me no

        2. Whats the Mata?
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          8 days, 6 hours ago

          I wouldn't. City play just 2 days later and we could see some rotation/reduced minutes

          Son Rich and DCL on the other hand are guaranteed starters

          However, I'd do Rich to Mahrez if you can afford the move

        3. tibollom
          • 3 Years
          8 days, 6 hours ago

          no wouldnt do that, city will rotate

      11. balint84
        • 4 Years
        8 days, 6 hours ago

        choose 3 to bench

        A) Gomez (avl)
        B) Söyüncü (cry)
        C) Ayew (lei)
        D) Van Aanholt (lei)
        E) Boly (ars)

        1. Whats the Mata?
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          8 days, 6 hours ago

          Soy Pva Ayew

          1. tibollom
            • 3 Years
            8 days, 6 hours ago

            cde

        2. Slitherene
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          8 days, 6 hours ago

          Play AE

      12. Iggy pop
        • 3 Years
        8 days, 6 hours ago

        2 FT's, depending on performances this week looking to do a man u, spurs switch around,

        AWB to Aurier,
        Alli to Martial,

        Martial will be in with a captaincy shout in 33

        1. tibollom
          • 3 Years
          8 days, 6 hours ago

          looks decent, depending on rest of your team

          1. Whats the Mata?
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            8 days, 6 hours ago

            This

            1. tibollom
              • 3 Years
              8 days, 6 hours ago

              this

      13. Fernando Torres
        • 8 Years
        8 days, 6 hours ago

        DCL or VVD?

        1. Whats the Mata?
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          8 days, 6 hours ago

          Depends on how you've set up.

          If you're just asking in terms of who to start in gw33, I'd start VVD. Almost a guaranteed cs with some decent goal threat.

          Would ideally start both but Vvd if I had to choose 1

      14. waltzingmatildas
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        8 days, 6 hours ago

        Will wait for the games but looking at losing one of these for mahrez :
        A) mount
        B) son
        C) bruno
        Mount seems obvious but messes up the team structure a bit

        1. tibollom
          • 3 Years
          8 days, 6 hours ago

          yea mount.. City will rotate in the league now, Son and Bruno have loads to play for

        2. Whats the Mata?
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          8 days, 6 hours ago

          Mount is the weakest of the three options so yeah, Mount

      15. Netters2018
        • 1 Year
        8 days, 6 hours ago

        Morning All, what shall i do here? literally have no clue got 2 fts...

        Pope/Button
        TAA, Doherty, Lascelles, Kiko, Holgate
        KDB, Salah, Bruno, Son, Gendouzi
        DCL, Jimi, Rash

        Thanks

        1. tibollom
          • 3 Years
          8 days, 6 hours ago

          decent team, maybe find a way to upgrade DCL to Ings?

          1. lindeg
            • 1 Year
            8 days, 6 hours ago

            not sure ings will get a lot v man city

          2. Camzy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            8 days, 5 hours ago

            That's no upgrade with the current fixtures.

        2. Whats the Mata?
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          8 days, 6 hours ago

          Great team.

          You could probably do Bruno to Martial to just avoid burning the transfer as I feel Martial is a better option right now compared to Bruno in terms of goal threat from open play.

          Another option would be to downgrade one of the bench defenders to a 3.9 def to save cash if you don't have your BB left.

          1. Netters2018
            • 1 Year
            8 days, 5 hours ago

            Thanks all I actually got rid of Ings at the restart for Rash, as didn't think his body would cope with the fixture congestion ( I am a saints fan btw!) Cost me so far!
            I was thinking of Martial to Bruno, or maybe downgrading DCL to Nkeitah and bringing in Foden for Gendouzi.
            I only have my FH left which i am going to play in GW36.

      16. Bossworld
        • 1 Year
        8 days, 6 hours ago

        McCarthy and DCL to Pope and Origi?

        A lot of my ML have Pope, DCL fixtures look bad on paper and he's going to end up as my third striker or on the bench anyway, Klopp will hopefully rotate?

        1. tibollom
          • 3 Years
          8 days, 6 hours ago

          yea not sure he will rotate that much but could be worth a punt

        2. Whats the Mata?
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          8 days, 5 hours ago

          Origi?

          No man. I understand people think Klopp will rotate a lot, but we're still not sure regarding who will be rotated and who won't.

          There are still many great fwd options to consider and getting Origi IMO is a waste of an attacking spot unless we're a 100% sure he starts every game from now which I don't think will be the case.

          Also, DCL has looked sharp and has been unlucky to not score. Only Auba has had more goal attempts than DCL since Project Restart despite DCL having played only 2 games.

      17. tibollom
        • 3 Years
        8 days, 6 hours ago

        Hi guys, what to do with my 2 FTs (0 ITB)?

        Patricio Button
        DOherty TAA Aurier Lascelles JRobinson
        Kdb Mane Bruno Bergwyn DLuiz
        Rash DCL Jim

        1. Bossworld
          • 1 Year
          8 days, 6 hours ago

          Possibly same as me mate, gain some funds by downgrading DCL and maybe pushing Bergwyn or Douglas Luiz up (playing 3-5-2)?

          1. tibollom
            • 3 Years
            8 days, 6 hours ago

            well only way I can get son is with a -4pts - would be Aurier, Bergwyn and DCL to Dunk, Son and Greenwood.. worth it?

            1. Bossworld
              • 1 Year
              8 days, 6 hours ago

              Wouldn't take a -4 for that, are there no other mid-price midfielders you'd rather have over Douglas Luiz?

        2. waltzingmatildas
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          8 days, 6 hours ago

          Berg to pulisic?

        3. Hotdogs for Tea
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          8 days, 6 hours ago

          get the 3 guys fighting the for the Golden Boot ?

      18. rokonto
        • 4 Years
        8 days, 6 hours ago

        Salah or Sterling for the last 6 gameweeks????

        1. tibollom
          • 3 Years
          8 days, 6 hours ago

          salah

      19. marzo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        8 days, 6 hours ago

        WC 33.

        Pope, Martinez.
        TAA, Azpi, Aurier, Saiss, Holgate.
        KDB, Mahrez, Martial, Bruno, Foden.
        Kane, Rashford, Nketiah.
        1.9 ITB, BB to play at some stage soonish too.

        What do we reckon? What changes would you make?

        1. Slitherene
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          8 days, 6 hours ago

          Lloris & Martinez rotate better.
          Downgrade Aurier to Lowton.
          Nketiah could be DC-L.

        2. Easy Cheesy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          8 days, 5 hours ago

          Do you still have bb? If not, maybe just downgrade one defender to non-playing and upgrade nketiah?

        3. Jafalad
          • 10 Years
          8 days, 5 hours ago

          Pope->Patricio
          Azpi->Lascelles
          Nketiah->Ings

      20. Slitherene
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        8 days, 6 hours ago

        If the following players were to get benched. Who would be their replacements?

        A) DC-L
        B) Sarr
        C) Aurier

        1. Slitherene
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          8 days, 5 hours ago

          Backups*

      21. kysersosa
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        8 days, 6 hours ago

        Those with a FH chip, are you holding till 38 or have a specific week in mind? 36 looks like a good option?

        1. Jafalad
          • 10 Years
          8 days, 5 hours ago

          38. Will be goals galore.

        2. Whats the Mata?
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          8 days, 5 hours ago

          Gw38 IMO looks the best option now for FH. Why?

          1. Historically a very high scoring gw
          2. A full weeks rest for all teams before gw38.
          3. FA cup semi finals is between 36 and 37. We could see players rested.

          1. kysersosa
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            8 days, 5 hours ago

            3 great points, thank you.

            1. Pipermaru
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              8 days, 5 hours ago

              Not so great as cup semis are clashing with GW37 so some games will be moved to midweek just before GW38.

          2. Pipermaru
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            8 days, 5 hours ago

            I'm sorry but this is misinformation, except point 1 which is valid.

      22. La Vida Latte
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        8 days, 6 hours ago

        When I look at the statistics over the last games it seems that wolves xG has gone down a lot (to 1 goal every 90 minutes around). And the xGC is fenomenal. I wonder if the tactics are to tighten up at the back and win with an odd goal. Doherty seems not to go forward as he used to and Traore is on the bench until they need that goal.

        Maybe a tripple defence is better than going with Jimenez?

        1. Easy Cheesy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          8 days, 5 hours ago

          Interesting. I’ve been boly and saiss since gw27. Thinking it is unsustainable so was going to lose one but keep jimi given the value.

          1. La Vida Latte
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            8 days, 5 hours ago

            I do not think it is unsustainable at all 🙂

        2. Whats the Mata?
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          8 days, 5 hours ago

          If you're chasing, triple def looks decent as a punt, however, Jim is still their focal point of attack and is still getting into some great goal scoring positions. Also, his ownership and the fixtures and penalty duties with Neves let alone his consistency of point returns.

          I'd honestly go with a triple up of Doc+Saiss+Jim from Wolves

          1. La Vida Latte
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            8 days, 5 hours ago

            Yes, I have Patricio, Doh and Jimi.

            And I am leading mu ML so I will probably keep Jimi. But it is an interesting thought.

        3. Jafalad
          • 10 Years
          8 days, 5 hours ago

          I went Patricio and Sais with Jimi on WC last week. Seems to be the right three so far.

      23. XABI 15
        • 4 Years
        8 days, 6 hours ago

        I wasn’t able to watch the game last night. How did Pulisic look? Do we reckon “ injury” rules him out of Wednesday?

        I have a big Ings 13 pointer sitting there as my first sub...

        1. Whats the Mata?
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          8 days, 5 hours ago

          I personally think Pulisic won't be risked

        2. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
          • 5 Years
          8 days, 5 hours ago

          I'll say he won't play just to make you feel better 🙂

          1. XABI 15
            • 4 Years
            8 days, 5 hours ago

            Haha thanks. I did look at the fixtures and with games wed, sat and tues it would make sense to give him a rest on Wednesday having started 2 games in last 4 days..

        3. Jafalad
          • 10 Years
          8 days, 5 hours ago

          Will come on at some point. CLs places up for grabs.

      24. fuzzymike
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        8 days, 5 hours ago

        Worth keeping SHU GK/DEFs??

        1. Jafalad
          • 10 Years
          8 days, 5 hours ago

          Not for me. They seem in freefall.

        2. La Vida Latte
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          8 days, 5 hours ago

          No. Bad fix and form...