Scout Notes

Golden Boot race hots up as Aubameyang and Vardy score again

Arsenal 1-1 Leicester City

Goals: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£10.9m) | Jamie Vardy (£9.7m)

Assists: Bukayo Saka (£4.7m) | Demarai Gray (£5.0m)

Bonus Points: Vardy x3, Aubameyang x2, Kasper Schmeichel (£5.4m)

A late goal from Jamie Vardy (£9.7m) earned Leicester City a point and denied Arsenal a fourth straight league win.

A sluggish return from lockdown meant more Vardy family members had issued writs against Coleen Rooney than scored Premier League goals, until the striker broke a three-match drought with a brace against Crystal Palace in Gameweek 33+.

His patchy form had lost him close to 600,000 Fantasy Premier League (FPL) owners since Gameweek 28, but three goals in the last four days means he’s now back in the top five for transfers-in heading into the weekend’s fixtures.

Vardy is also two goals clear of the pack in the race for the Golden Boot; a gap that had been reduced to one when Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£10.9m) opened the scoring last night.

The Arsenal forward had been in poor form himself, with four blanks spanning the start and end of lockdown, but three goals and an assist from Gameweek 32+ onwards has now brought in 26 points for his 23.1% ownership.

What it hasn’t done is persuade many to bring him into their Fantasy squads. Aubameyang is not even in the top 30 for Gameweek 35+ purchases as an immediate schedule involving the North London Derby and then a visit from Liverpool seems too rich for most people’s blood.

Fixtures trumping form? Presumably, because the Gunners were unlucky not to make it four league wins on the bounce, and ten victories in their last 13 matches in all competitions, last night.

That they didn’t was down to a superb display by Leicester goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel (£5.4m), who made five stops during a one-sided first-half, and a red card that reduced the home team to ten men for the final 15 minutes of the match.

Arsenal striker Eddie Nketiah (£4.4m) had only been on the pitch for four minutes when he failed to control a sliding tackle on the rain-slick pitch and he went in high and studs-up on James Justin (£4.7m). He was initially only booked for the challenge, until VAR had other ideas and referee Chris Kavanagh agreed once he’d taken a look on the pitch-side monitor.

A Foxes team that had threatened only intermittently before the sending-off were ruthless after it. 

Manager Brendan Rodgers went from a 3-4-1-2 to a 4-5-1 formation, which hugely improved the supply line to Vardy, as although the forward ostensibly had a strike partner in Kelechi Iheanacho (£5.7m), the Nigeria international dropped very deep for much of the match, leaving Vardy isolated up front.

The pair did combine well on occasion, with Iheanacho having a goal ruled out for offside in the first half, but once Harvey Barnes (£6.0m) replaced him and Nketiah trudged off a few minutes later, the visitors used patience, and the width of the pitch, to stretch Arsenal.

The tactic finally came good with six minutes to go when Vardy slotted home a cross from the impressive substitute Demarai Gray (£5.0m), although VAR had a long, long look at possible offsides before the goal was finally confirmed.

Rodgers was somewhat one-eyed in his post-match reaction to the result.

“I thought a point was the minimum we deserved. At 11 versus 10 we managed it really well, got the goal and unfortunate not to have got a second.” – Brendan Rodgers

Arsenal would have been extremely unlucky not to get something from a game they ran for lengthy spells.

Schmeichel earned two save points and a bonus for his superb display, denying Bukayo Saka (£4.7m) and Hector Bellerin (£5.3m) with fine stops and Alexandre Lacazette (£9.2m) with a brilliant one.

He could do little about the goal, however, as Aubameyang finished following fine work by Saka.

The 5.4%-owned midfielder, made it two straight Gameweeks with a haul – and three in his last four starts – as Arteta continues to use him as part of a front three.

But what is great news for some is potentially less pleasing for others – Lacazette was handed the central striker role last night, meaning Aubameyang’s owners had to make do with their man cutting in from the left flank.

Arteta, however, believes the move does not harm his attacking threat.

“He is scoring a lot of goals coming from that position, he’s done it all his career. We know he can play as at nine but at the moment the balance of the team is a little bit better like this. He is a team player.” – Mikel Arteta

The stats back the boss up – Aubameyang and Lacazette had exactly the same number of shots (two), all of which were inside the area, and they also had one big chance each. The Gabon international also had four penalty area touches to his teammate’s two.

While the Gunners’ attacking prowess has rarely been in doubt, their defensive improvement has been impressive under Arteta.

A fourth straight clean sheet was beyond them last night, in part thanks to Nketiah’s indiscretion, but the much-maligned Shkodran Mustafi (£5.1m) has been a man transformed in recent weeks, although his major contribution last night involved taking a stray Vardy boot to the face, an (entirely accidental) incident that the Arsenal coach thought should have led to the forward’s dismissal.

“I was agitated for a previous incident that was a red card. The referee has made a decision and we have to learn from that, as well it is our fault because it is the fourth time since I have been here we have played with 10 men and we have to reflect on that.” – Mikel Arteta

That speaks volumes for the, let’s just say, ‘more robust’ Arsenal that is emerging under their new coach, and although few Fantasy managers seem keen to invest right now, their final two fixtures – away at Aston Villa and home to Watford –  should tempt plenty more.

The situation is, essentially, reversed for Leicester.

The Foxes travel to Bournemouth and then host Sheffield United next. Small wonder, then, that Vardy is enjoying purchases.

But they end the season with a trip to Tottenham and a potentially huge home game with Manchester United that could determine which of them earns a Champions League spot for next year.

That will mean a motivated, and mostly rotation-free, side from now until the end of the campaign, but Leicester’s patchy form – a win, a loss and three draws – since Gameweek 30+ is not wholly convincing.

Arsenal (3-4-3): Martínez; Kolasinac, D Luiz, Mustafi; Tierney, Xhaka, Ceballos (Torreira 80), Bellerín; Aubameyang (Maitland-Niles 90+3), Lacazette (Nketiah 71), Saka (Willock 71).

Leicester City (3-4-1-2: Schmeichel; Söyüncü, Evans, Bennett (Gray 76); Justin, Tielemans, Ndidi (Praet 82), Albrighton (Fuchs 59); Pérez; Vardy, Iheanacho (Barnes 59).

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672 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Sotamendi84
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 21 days ago

    antonio or pulisic for the next 3?

    1. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 21 days ago

      Pulisic, Chelsea free scoring at the moment

    2. james 101
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 21 days ago

      Puli

      (And Willian!)

    3. Dybala10
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 21 days ago

      Puli

    4. Amey
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 21 days ago

      Pulisic
      But fixtures for hammers are also awesome man 😮

    5. DannyDrinkVodka
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 21 days ago

      I quite like Antonio

    6. linkafu
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 21 days ago

      antonio

    7. Plonatron
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 21 days ago

      most people saying Pulisic, but im going Antonio!

      Might even get Pulisic after this GW and have both

    8. FPL Bielsa
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 21 days ago

      I’m getting Antonio he’s playing centre forward and has better fixtures

    9. yer old da
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 21 days ago

      I can't believe people are having this debate.

  2. EL tridente
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 21 days ago

    Sterling, Foden, KDB and Mahrez all starts. Jesus probably on the bench

    1. My heart goes Salalalalah
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 21 days ago

      Source?

    2. Sotamendi84
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 21 days ago

      source?

      1. EL tridente
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 21 days ago

        FPL_driver

        1. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          7 months, 21 days ago

          Literally more or less confirmed to be the same guy behind FPL_subscribe who posted fake lineups...

          1. Congers
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            7 months, 21 days ago

            Even posts in a similar style. Sure he got the Spurs one wrong last week as well.

    3. Bobby_Baggio
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 21 days ago

      your prediction i take it

    4. Vertigo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 21 days ago

      Think I'll wait for the actual teamsheet, thanks all the same.

      1. Amey
        • 2 Years
        7 months, 21 days ago

        Don't be so wise !
        Ask for source
        Moan about it
        Say this is pathetic .....

    5. gers23
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 21 days ago

      Ederson?

  3. kime67
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 21 days ago

    pope->foster?

    1. Sotamendi84
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 21 days ago

      haha

    2. fridge
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 21 days ago

      I have hated owning Foster so much and would advise strongly against it (unless you enjoy self inflicted pain...)

      1. Karhumies
        • 8 Years
        7 months, 21 days ago

        Switched Foster -> DDG last GW and got a downgrade of 3->1 points. Sigh.

  4. CONNERS
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 21 days ago

    Giroud worth a cheeky punt for the next 2?

    1. Sotamendi84
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 21 days ago

      no tammy might get nor

    2. james 101
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 21 days ago

      Not reliable imo

      Puli and Will is the correct double up

    3. yakirh
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 21 days ago

      No, he just keeps the defenders busy while Pulisic and Willian get all the space

    4. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 21 days ago

      He'll still get decent minutes and seems ok value. Losing patience with DCL...

      1. RamaJama
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        7 months, 21 days ago

        Yeah, if we just could change dcl into A 6th midfielder...

  5. diesel001
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 21 days ago

    Is this FPL Driver a legit ITK or just some WUM?

    https://twitter.com/FPL_Driver/status/1280869216267141120?s=20

    "All the names I have for tonight are Stones, Rodri, Sterling, Mahrez, KDB, Foden, Walker, Mendy and Ederson! I’ll see you all at 5!"

    1. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 21 days ago

      Who cares anyway, you can’t change it now

    2. james 101
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 21 days ago

      KDB starting so no

      (I wish)

    3. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 21 days ago

      Was right yesterday with respect to Chelsea lineup. Let's see...

      1. Amey
        • 2 Years
        7 months, 21 days ago

        Alter-ego of Rockstar ?
        😮

    4. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 21 days ago

      I don't think he's legit, or at lest have not seen any solid proof if it yet.

      FPL Heisenberg looks a better bet.

    5. Klaren
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 21 days ago

      Seems more like guesswork to me.

    6. Nightcrawler
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 21 days ago

      Lol thats obvious guesswork based on the rotation pattern.

    7. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 21 days ago

      No point giving out fake news after deadline.
      One other guy on twitter also gave City's line up spot on twice.
      Wonder if City team news is actually so easy to be leaked.

      1. Klaren
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 21 days ago

        The point is to get followers; it's not something that hasn't happened before.

        I think those players will be starting but they are the more likely ones to start anyway based on minutes in the last match.

        1. Klaren
          • 3 Years
          7 months, 21 days ago

          Other than Stones who Pep confirmed will start.

  6. Bobby Digital
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 21 days ago

    Which teams are coming to the PL? I'd like to see Leeds...

    1. Amey
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 21 days ago

      hopefully Nott Forest just for the sake of nostalgia .….

      1. DF
        • 7 Years
        7 months, 21 days ago

        Is that not Nott or just Nott?

        1. Amey
          • 2 Years
          7 months, 21 days ago

          Nottingham

      2. Old Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        7 months, 21 days ago

        That would be good - my younger son is a Forest fan and we could have some genuine banter. (We live half way between the two cities)

        1. Amey
          • 2 Years
          7 months, 21 days ago

          Nice !

    2. GreennRed
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 21 days ago

      West Brom, Fulham.

    3. Nightcrawler
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 21 days ago

      Leeds
      Forrest
      And brentford i hope

      Mainly becuase i have never seen them in PL but west brom will be there probably

      1. GreennRed
        • 9 Years
        7 months, 21 days ago

        And Natalie Sawyer is their number one fan 🙂

        1. Hot Toddy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          7 months, 21 days ago

          I would 😉

        2. Hryszko
          • 3 Years
          7 months, 21 days ago

          The mighty whites, as long as we don't do a Leeds, I'm confident though! (coming from a Leeds fan)

      2. bench boost for every gamew…
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 21 days ago

        Brentford would be fun

    4. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 21 days ago

      Forest have fumbled the last two games 1 point, they let Derby score in dying seconds & last night at home lost.

    5. FPL Bielsa
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 21 days ago

      Leeds Leeds Leeds if we manage to stagger over the line, Bielsa will be great fun in the Prem

  7. Amey
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 21 days ago

    I'm on Cherrie Hunt !
    Got Kane this GW.
    Getting Vardy next GW.
    Ings in 37 ..

    (Cue in Bournemouth becoming Barcelona all of a sudden 😛 )

    1. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 21 days ago

      Honestly wouldn’t surprise me if Eddie howe pulled a couple of results out of nowhere

      Be classic spurs to do that as well

      1. Amey
        • 2 Years
        7 months, 21 days ago

        One GW punt Hurricane
        I'd be happy with one return ... 🙂

  8. BobB
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    7 months, 21 days ago

    Chelsea assets a real dilemma given fixtures. NOR great, but Shu, Liv, WOL not so much

    1. Amey
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 21 days ago

      This is the exact reason i took a 12 points hit 2 GW's back to bring in Pulisic & © him.
      Not to say it went awesome. But at least i attacked ...
      Average return to say the least

    2. james 101
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 21 days ago

      My guess is they will continue to score but let goals in

      So invest in mids

      (Or forwards at your own risk)

      But not so much in D.

    3. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 21 days ago

      I think they will score against all of them.

    4. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 21 days ago

      FH36?

    5. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 21 days ago

      SHU is a great fixture

  9. umerlfc
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 21 days ago

    Best defender 5.6m or lower for the remaining fixtures?

    Can't be from Manu, Spurs or Wolves

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 21 days ago

      PVA

    2. Warby84
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 21 days ago

      PVA

    3. popey
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 21 days ago

      I went Mendy for this gw. Have Riyad and KdB and no room for Foden in current setup

  10. My heart goes Salalalalah
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 21 days ago

    I'm not on Twitter, but I think I'm going to start an account and call it FPL_Oracle or something along those lines. I'll take a guess on each team sheet before deadline, and watch the carnage unfold in here

    1. james 101
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 21 days ago

      There is no wooden spoon

    2. Amey
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 21 days ago

      Try something catchy ..

      FPL_Salalalalah sounds so awesome 😀

      1. My heart goes Salalalalah
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 21 days ago

        LOL won't be very well disguised though!

        1. Amey
          • 2 Years
          7 months, 21 days ago

          We'll act like:
          Who's that guy
          Is he an ITK
          Wow let me follow him

  11. JonSnow
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 21 days ago

    Does Auba stay or go at the end of the season?

    1. Amey
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 21 days ago

      Go
      Unless they handover package of Özil to him

    2. Qaiss
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 21 days ago

      I think he’s going to stay.

    3. COK3Y5MURF
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 21 days ago

      They won't even make top 4, so if he's sensible, he should go.

      1. Amey
        • 2 Years
        7 months, 21 days ago

        You think he's after silverware or ££ ?

    4. james 101
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 21 days ago

      London needs one of its clubs to do better...

    5. FDMS All Starz
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 21 days ago

      The Auba put reports seem to be coming from the media Erlanger than himself, seems settled in with a good connection on and off the pitch with his team mates...with Saka and Martinelli signing long term deals, he might just stick around another year to see if anything improves...but if I was him I’d leave

      1. JonSnow
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 21 days ago

        A lot of teams strengthening around them so i don't see any big improvements unless they invest and he isn't getting any younger, id leave too.

    6. bench boost for every gamew…
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 21 days ago

      He is above 30 which might make top teams a little bit reserved. But he is a fit lad and could do a good job almost anywhere. I think he might stay, London is nice and Arsenal is going in right direction. He might want to win something though, Barcelona?

  12. james 101
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 21 days ago

    Anyone done a FH team for 36 yet?

    1. james 101
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 21 days ago

      Obviously subject to change...

    2. Bobby_Baggio
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 21 days ago

      Nah im on 38 for FH and TC for 36

      1. james 101
        • 9 Years
        7 months, 21 days ago

        That was my plan. Just heard it gaining some backing...

        1. Bobby_Baggio
          • 9 Years
          7 months, 21 days ago

          no reason why FH 36 wouldnt work either i just prefer that last game of the season

          1. james 101
            • 9 Years
            7 months, 21 days ago

            Yeah. Fun way to go out...

    3. Tinkermania
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 21 days ago

      Am on free hit now. Not great so far unless city score 6 tonight.

      1. james 101
        • 9 Years
        7 months, 21 days ago

        Ha.

        Well 4 is possible I guess

        1. Old Man
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          7 months, 21 days ago

          yeah, or 1

    4. ElliotJHP
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 21 days ago

      Ederson
      Azpi Digne Coleman
      Puli Willian Bruno City City
      Vardy Kane/Ings

      1. ElliotJHP
        • 8 Years
        7 months, 21 days ago

        Probs Aurier over Coleman actually

      2. james 101
        • 9 Years
        7 months, 21 days ago

        Cheers!

  13. Warby84
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 21 days ago

    Pope
    Trent Doherty Wan Bissaka
    Willian Pulisic Salah De Bruyne Fernandes
    Greenwood Jimenez

    DCL Basham Egan

    How does this look

  14. internal error
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    7 months, 21 days ago

    I might get Salah for Burnley if he is rested against Brighton. I can't help it

    1. Fit_to_drop
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 21 days ago

      Im thinking that too but Vardy plays BOU that week also (whom i dont have) so big competition for that transfer.

    2. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 21 days ago

      I am selling Salah

  15. unitednations
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 21 days ago

    Best moves here with 1ft and 4m Itb

    DDG
    TAA • Doherty • Kiko -- Holgate Lamptey
    KDB • Mahrez • Bruno • Pulisic --- Guendouzi
    DCL • Rashford • Jimenez

    A: DCL >> Vardy and potentially captain him
    B: DDG + Guendouzi >> Patricio + Martial (-4) as per my initial plan.

    Lack of 3 utd attackers has hurt me bad so finally got myself in a place where I can convert Ddg into a United attacker. Stick with that plan or twist with the lure of Vardy.

    The other complication is whether to Fh36 or FH38. If FH36, then def not keen on vardy as it would mean I only get him for 1 good fixture in 35.

    1. Bobby_Baggio
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 21 days ago

      A

    2. Amey
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 21 days ago

      Rashford DCL >> Greenwood Vardy ??

    3. Seamy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 21 days ago

      I like A

    4. bench boost for every gamew…
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 21 days ago

      They won´t win 5-2 every game so i would just stay with DDG and DCL to Vardy seems like a good move.

  16. linkafu
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 21 days ago

    Sterling captainer here?

    1. Fit_to_drop
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 21 days ago

      I backed out of it. But to be fair, I have done Salah/Saka to Sterling/Foden to add to KDB so am already 'all-in' on City.

    2. Cahill
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 21 days ago

      dammit, who put a question mark on the teleprompter!?

  17. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 21 days ago

    Mods on summer vacation? I know its past the deadline and it doesnt matter but people are posting crappy lineup "leaks" without source or with sources that have no credibility. Ive been banned for much less in the past.

    1. Amey
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 21 days ago

      They're on overtime i guess with so much dose of FPL.
      It's overdose tbh.

      I'm freaking tired !! 😀

    2. Giggs Boson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 21 days ago

      Do you report the posts?

      They're only human... or are they? 😯

    3. Hot Toddy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 21 days ago

      Ban

      1. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        7 months, 21 days ago

        Havent even had an hour sit out since the corona break. I think Im a changed man

    4. Giggs Boson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 21 days ago

      How do you decide what source is credible? Should we be free to discuss their validity here?

      If people are following vague rumours that are posted, I would argue that's their own fault.

  18. RubeRx
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 21 days ago

    Vardy should be suspended that was so deliberate! Could you imagine if it was Mustafi that did this to Vardy?

    Straight red, fine, suspension etc

    The FA is a joke, should at least review the incident

    https://twitter.com/SalibaSZN/status/1280624456289914883

    1. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 21 days ago

      Wow that's clearly deliberate. Reminiscent of Mings on Zlatan. Mings got a 5 match ban didnt he?

    2. ElliotJHP
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 21 days ago

      Be exactly the same if it was the other way round.

      Things always look much worse when slowed down

      1. RubeRx
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        7 months, 21 days ago

        he's staring right at him as he swing his leg towards his face

        no one lands like that with their leg hanging

    3. JonSnow
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 21 days ago

      I hadn't seen this, doesn't look great tbh

    4. Baines on Toast...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 21 days ago

      Yeah I don't think that's conclusive enough.

    5. Amey
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 21 days ago

      Hopefully will be decided before deadline.
      Imagine getting him and ban 😀

    6. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 21 days ago

      During the game it looked what it was, an accident, not intentional.

    7. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 21 days ago

      Ref seen it at the time and thought it was accidental so cant see any retrospective punishment.

    8. Balls of Steel
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 21 days ago

      Vardy doing his best Bruce Lee impression on poor Mustafi and it sure does look deliberate!

    9. bench boost for every gamew…
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 21 days ago

      not sure what part of the world you live in but being drunk so early in the afternoon you should at least put away your computer

    10. wanVwan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 21 days ago

      100% deliberate, no reason for him to swing his leg like that. He knows the ball is nowhere near him...

    11. Checko
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 21 days ago

      That angle doesn't look great - but then again it has been picked precisely for that reason.

      The other angles give more of an indication that it was an accident.

  19. Winston.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 21 days ago

    Am I reading it right; During the last 4 gameweeks Dawson has had more goal attempts and SiB than Martial, Rashford, Mahrez, Ings, Jesus...pity the fixtures are not that great...

    1. Hot Toddy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 21 days ago

      Doesn't have much to show for it.

  20. Andrew
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 21 days ago

    So which GW is best for FH?

    1. JonSnow
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 21 days ago

      36 or 38 depending on team.
      38 benefit of all games at same time and potential team leaks

    2. Debauchy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 21 days ago

      Depends how you are set up really 36 looks good otherwise 38

    3. Fit_to_drop
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 21 days ago

      36 for me. I am chasing so would like the comfort of 2 more weeks if my FH doesnt come off. I have two more weeks to 'punt' my way into contention. 50 pts behind.

  21. AJ24
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 21 days ago

    Pope, Stek
    Trent, Doherty, Saiss, Lascelles, Robinson
    Salah, KDB, Fernandes, Pulisic, Foden
    Jimenez, Rashford, Greenwood

    0.8 ITB and 2 FT

    Thoughts on what to do, so tempted with:
    Pope & Saiss -> Patricio & Garcia

  22. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 21 days ago

    Am I mad to hold WC till last week or so just to load up with premium players?

    Teams rocking at present & doing better than any previous year.

    1. Giggs Boson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 21 days ago

      If you're happy with you're current team then sure.

      I'll probably WC37+, then BB38+. Accidentally used FH in 30+...

      1. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        7 months, 21 days ago

        This is next weeks team,

        Pope,
        Trent, Aurier, Boly
        Salah, KDB, Fernandes, Martial, Willian
        Greenwood, Vardy C

        McCarthy, Jimmy, Taylor, Holgate#

        3.4 itb

        Removed Sarr & Rashford from this current week.

        1. Giggs Boson
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          7 months, 21 days ago

          Looks good to me.

    2. FPL Bielsa
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 21 days ago

      Surprised there isn’t some tweak to make, ive never felt I’ve got the perfect squad, having said that if you’ve no free hit left then yes might be worth using it like a free hit in last week.

  23. Niho992
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 21 days ago

    Vardy will be banned surely.

    1. Andrew
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 21 days ago

      I don't think so...

    2. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 21 days ago

      No

  24. Right In The Stanchion
      7 months, 21 days ago

      My Man Utd mate told me Greenwood is out tomorrow with a thigh strain. Just brought him in as well hope it’s not true.

      1. Giggs Boson
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        7 months, 21 days ago

        😆

      2. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        7 months, 21 days ago

        Too late teams are set for this week, try again 5 mins before next deadline.

        1-10 for effort 🙂

        School report, must try harder 😉

      3. ElliotJHP
        • 8 Years
        7 months, 21 days ago

        Wicked, just brought Dan James in too

      4. The Red Devil
        • 5 Years
        7 months, 21 days ago

        thanks, just sold him for a hit!

    • Seamy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 21 days ago

      Who would you rather drop to bring in Vardy (c)?
      A) Nketiah & bench DCL
      B) DCL +2.1m ITB

      1. dunas_dog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        7 months, 21 days ago

        A I think as a DCL has couple of good fixtures in last 3 games

      2. Hot Toddy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        7 months, 21 days ago

        A

      3. FPL Bielsa
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 21 days ago

        A keep a strong bench

        1. Seamy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          7 months, 21 days ago

          True, but it rules out the possibility of getting in Sterling down the line

          1. FPL Bielsa
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            7 months, 21 days ago

            Mahrez is just as good I think if not better

    • Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 21 days ago

      Rumor going around that Sterling wont feature tonight. Source: FPL_Brosstan on twitter. Unlucky owners

      1. linkafu
        • 1 Year
        7 months, 21 days ago

        If it's not coming from FPL Rockstar or Pep we still ok

    • TeddiPonza
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 21 days ago

      If Salah plays tonight, you think he will be rested vs Burnley?

      If so, I am thinking DCL and Salah to Vardy and Puli

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 6 Years
        7 months, 21 days ago

        Dropping Salah before home game to burnley.feels very wrong

        1. OneDennisBergkamp
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          7 months, 21 days ago

          i dont understand why Salah ever leaves anyones team ever, unless injured

      2. RamaJama
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        7 months, 21 days ago

        No

      3. Klaren
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 21 days ago

        No unless Salah plays and Mane is rested.

    • internal error
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 21 days ago

      Fpl Driver is not reliable. He has got 3 bits of team news wrong. I would assume he is guessing
      FPL subscribe seems to have got city news 100% right but everything else wrong.

    • Baines on Toast...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 21 days ago

      Just heard from my source - Ederson starts.

    • ZoumasBloomers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 21 days ago

      Anyone else absolutely terrified of Nketiah coming on?

      1. Hot Toddy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        7 months, 21 days ago

        Quite the opposite actually 😀

        1. ZoumasBloomers
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 3 Years
          7 months, 21 days ago

          You’re excited to have him come on?

      2. Party time
        • 2 Years
        7 months, 21 days ago

        Nketiah the super sub 😆

      3. bench boost for every gamew…
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 21 days ago

        i was terrified when he came on, as his action kind of dented Martinez chances of a cs-), third time this season my defender or goalie had a cs in their pocket only for a teammate to ruin it. I know it could have happened anyway, but at that time the red card happened Arsenal were in control of things.