Scout Notes

Wood’s aerial threat bodes well for Brighton match as Burnley get behind Pope

Norwich 0-2 Burnley

  • Goals: Chris Wood (£6.1m)
  • Own Goals: Ben Godfrey (£4.4m)
  • Assists: Johann Berg Gudmundsson (£5.9m), Erik Pieters (£4.2m)
  • Red Cards: Emi Buendía (£6.0m), Josip Drmic (£5.3m)
  • Bonus Points: Pieters x3, Phil Bardsley x2 (£4.3m), Wood x1

Two red cards for Norwich were perhaps the key factors in Burnley’s attacking assets leaving a little to be desired by their respective Fantasy managers in Gameweek 37+.

The favourable meeting with the Canaries sparked interest players such as Chris Wood (£6.1m), Jay Rodriguez (£5.7m) and Dwight McNeil (£6.0m) in the lead-up to Saturday’s match but the New Zealand international was the only one from that trio to come away with any attacking returns.

In bizarre circumstances, Norwich found themselves reduced to nine men before half-time, thanks to recklessness shown by Emi Buendía (£6.0m) and Josip Drmic (£5.3m).

Their sendings off made this the first Premier League game to see a side suffer two red cards in the first half since 2015, highlighting how much of an enigma the opening match of Gameweek 37+ proved to be.

As a result of the man disadvantage, Daniel Farke’s men lined themselves up in exceptionally compact formation for the second half, effectively lined-up in two banks of four with no striker, in a 4-4-0 formation. That left Tim Krul (£4.6m) to do what he does best, producing seven saves across the 90 minutes.

“You know it’s going to happen. They just went to two banks of four and defended their box very well.” – Chris Wood

That obviously made it harder for Burnley to capitalise on the red cards, much to the frustration of those who had backed the Clarets hoping for more explosive hauls.

There will be some that say the freak nature of the 90 minutes makes it hard to take too many FPL lessons from, but there were a few nuggets worth analysing.

Firstly, this game highlighted once again that Wood is the clear aerial threat for Burnley and the most likely to get on the end of crosses into the box.

We chose him for the Gameweek 37+ Scout Picks on the basis that Norwich had recently been susceptible to headed attempts on goal. He may not have chosen to attack Johann Berg Gudmundsson‘s (£5.9m) first-half cross with his head, but netting it with a bicycle still demonstrates what Wood is capable of in the air.

“There was a chance he would miss all the games, so he’s done ever so well to get back out there.” – Sean Dyche

That will be encouraging for those who brought the Burnley forward in for Gameweek 37+ as he may also be useful on the final day of the season.

The Clarets face Brighton next Sunday who, between Gameweeks 30+ and 36+ conceded 23 headed attempts, third only to Norwich and Newcastle.

Those who invested in Rodriguez can certainly consider themselves unlucky not to see him come away from Carrow Road with a decent haul as his blank was not for want of trying.

In the 20th minute, the former Southampton man cut through the middle, after good hold-up play from Wood, before slicing wide.

Rodriguez then fired a powerful shot at Krul in the 38th minute, only to see the goalkeeper meet it with another good save. Had it gone in, Wood would have been credited with the assist.

Just after the hour-mark, Rodriguez nipped in at the front post to get on the end of an Ashley Westwood (£5.5m) corner, Krul on hand to make another instinctive stop.

His final opportunity came in the 83rd minute when an intricate piece of passing play set Rodriguez up on the edge of the box. He curled a high effort towards goal that looked destined for the net, but the Krul stretched sufficiently to catch it.

McNeil also had opportunities to get involved in the goals and his owners will also be cursing Krul’s heroic efforts to keep the score respectable at Carrow Road.

The young winger had Burnley’s first real chance of the game as he dropped the shoulder to lose Buendía in the middle, drove forward but fired over the bar.

He went a lot closer in the 41st minute when won a free-kick on the edge of the box. Despite his tender age, McNeil assumed responsibility for it, his direct effort deflecting off the wall and forcing a palmed save from Krul, produced as he fell to the ground from the power.

However, this match highlighted perfectly how difficult it is to pinpoint the assisters for Burnley. Wood looks central to their cross-heavy tactic, while McNeil is one of three players who provide the service. Gudmundsson’s return to the team on the right flank was the reason Wood found the net, while Westwood’s set-piece duties also make him another source of crosses.

Nick Pope (£5.1m) owners could not be displeased with what they saw on Saturday evening, as Burnley helped him achieve a 15th clean sheet of the campaign.

They might have been a little miffed that the Clarets’ shot-stopper was just one save short of an additional point, but against a Norwich side that has not troubled anyone since the restart, nobody was really expecting more than the standard total of six.

His owners would have been likely to start Pope again in Gameweek 38+ anyway but there were some interesting post-match quotes from Wood, who acknowledged that the entire Burnley squad is aware of how close he is to getting a hand on the Premier League’s Golden Glove award.

With that in mind, he made a empassioned commitment to helping Pope get another clean sheet in Gameweek 38+ when Brighton come to Turf Moor. With little left riding on that game other than Pope’s chances of winning that award, could we potentially see an even more defensive-minded performance next Sunday?

“As a team, we’ll be fighting like hell for him. He’s an outstanding goalkeeper. Hopefully, we can get him one more so he can get his hands on the Golden Glove.” – Chris Wood

If that were to be the case, Erik Pieters (£4.2m) could be a budget differential to consider on the final day of the campaign.

He came away from the Norwich game with a double-figure score having kept a clean sheet, providing an assist for Ben Godfrey‘s (£4.4m) own goal and securing all three bonus points.

Despite Gudmundsson reclaiming his station on the right of midfield, Pieters was able to keep his place in the team following Charlie Taylor‘s (£4.4m) hamstring injury and is likely to be in consideration for the left-back berth once again in Gameweek 38+.

Recent outings in midfield had clearly inspired Pieters ahead of this Norwich game, as he ventured forward to provide width, especially in the second half, going close to scoring himself just after the interval.

Norwich City XI (4-2-3-1): Krul; Lewis, Klose (Zimmermann 46′), Godfrey, Aarons; Tettey (Vrančić 90+3′), McLean; O Hernández (Idah 86′), Buendía, Cantwell (Rupp 76′); Drmic.

Burnley XI (4-4-2): Pope; Pieters, K Long, Tarkowski, Bardsley; McNeil, Westwood, Brownhill, Gudmundsson (Brady 59′); Wood (78′), Rodriguez.

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1,477 Comments Post a Comment
  1. LewanGOALski
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    Who am I benching next GW?

    KDB - Mahrez - Foden - Martial - Bruno
    Auba - Jimenez - Ings

    1. Team Cruel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Wait for potential lineups. The fraud will make the decision for you

    2. Blue&White85
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      It depends on who plays in week 37. If I knew that every one of them were starting I’d say bench Jimenez.

  2. Rik Waller
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    Missed the deadline y 1 minute yesterday with 2 ft.

    Was going to go Trent > Pieters and Nketiah > Ings

    Free hit to use in final week so will never see those again.
    Gonna whack a fiver on Ings to score for my own sanity.

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

      🙁

    2. FPL Pillars
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Well I hope TAA scores 20... for your stake

      And lng gets sent off... for you stake 🙂

      1. Rik Waller
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        thanks mate haha

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

    This bodes well for my pope, pieters, bardsley triple on FH

  4. 5678
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    Anyone know how to see how many people entered the game each year since it started?

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

      good question, I'd like to know that.

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

    I'm considering risking it and leaving out United vs Leicester:

    Martinez
    Laporte Aurier Pieters
    Sterling Silva Son Antonio Salah
    Kane Auba

    Thoughts?
    If United essential, who would I switch out?

    1. Whiskerz
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Think double spurs is too much. Either one will cover, i think. And I'm going kane over son which would give you space for martial or bruno.

      1. Houldsworth Hatter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        What about his triple Spurs?

        1. rowdog24
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          What about assuming that Redwolf is male?

  6. Team Cruel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    Anyone considering Maguire on FH? United defence decent on the road plus he has been getting into great scoring positions from set pieces

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

      You're absolutely right.
      Would love to score a goal on old perch too

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

      Got him, but will bench him. Think Leicester will score and he missed too many chances vs Palace.

    3. FPL Pillars
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Not crossed by mind to include him, with cheap assets like Burnley and the fact Leicester will likely score

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

    Rashford and Mahrez -> Salah (c) and Greenwood worth a -4 for the last day?

  8. WolfTheJack
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    This may be a stupid question, but if I activate my FH chip now, can I make unlimited transfers until the deadline? Or do I get one chance to sort my squad and then it’s locked in?

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

      Can do it till deadline.
      Just like WC
      Only one week WC

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

      Unlimited transfer till deadline

    3. WolfTheJack
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Thanks, best to double check!

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

      as they said below and note that if you sell a player you got for say 8 and now is 8.6 you will have to pay 8.6 if you change your mind and want him back.

  9. Amey
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    How's this for first draft of FH ? 😉

    McCarthy
    Teirney Bardsley Peiters
    Salah Martial Son Dilva Raz©
    Auba Jesus

    3.9 Greenwood Taylor Rico

    1. Rolls-Royce
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Danny Ings highly overlooked in the WC draft teams. I think he can de well as any other forward.

      1. Rolls-Royce
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Really good team tho

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

          Who'd you bin ?

          1. Rolls-Royce
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 7 days ago

            Ings over Son for me.

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

              Thanks mate
              Just did a draft with Ings.

              I'm currently leaning towards keeping Son over Martial. Let's see.

              If i get Ings over Son can bring back Taa too i guess ..
              Hmmm

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

              Tired that. Can't keep Taa but like my team 🙂
              Thanks for your input !

              1. Rolls-Royce
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 7 days ago

                Np. I think there is going to be a lot tinkering until the deadline. GL!

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

      Triple Burnley is scary. Think you're missing a trick not having Martinez over Mccarthy.

      Otherwise it looks good.

      1. Whiskerz
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Oh its not triple burnley. Nvm that then.

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

        I really don't want to double up on Arsenal defense man 🙂

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

      Not sure about McCarthy, but looks great overall!

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

        Thanks ...
        Can get Pope but would need a downgrade of Taylor to 3.9 & Greenwood to Nketiah.

    4. Team Cruel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Where is the Pope

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

        Can't fit atm
        If Taylor is definitely out I'd get him.

        But triple up 😮
        I'm not that brave man ...

  10. Yer Dad
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    Nope not a silly question as i was same last week. You DO have unlimited transfers so buy buy buy sell sell sell and buy back with 1 minute left.

    1. Wild Card this...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Really?
      Thanks 🙂

  11. Champions united
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    FH
    3 Burney def is too risky or safe??

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

      I'm not sure about that.
      Holding on Taylor atm
      If he's out i might vet Pope too but not sure about triple up.
      One goal and you're cooked

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

      Well think about it, youre putting all hope on burnley not to concede. Very risky. Spread the risk, im going 2 burnley max but probably 1

  12. Hits from the Bong
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    First draft FH how’s it looking? Should I downgrade Bruno to Antonio and improve the defence?

    Pope
    Creswell Pieters Garcia
    Salah Sterling Dsilva Son Fernandez
    Rashford Aubameyang

    1. George Agdgdgwngo
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Keep Bruno

  13. Francescoli
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    A) VVD Sterling Greenwood
    B) Garcia Fernandes Jesus

    1. Dog and Fox
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      A

  14. Dog and Fox
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    TC this gw goes to......?

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

      Raz for dull
      Salah Jesus Dilva for diffential

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

        Salah for dull too & replace Auba with salah for differential

    2. FPL Pillars
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Pieters for sure 😉

    3. The Knights Template
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Anyone from Norwich, they'll be looking to impress potential suitors

  15. George Agdgdgwngo
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    How’s this looking, too many Man U, no Liverpool?

    Pope,
    Bardsley, Pieters, VVD
    KDB, Sterling, Silva, Bruno,
    Kane, Auba, Rashford

    1. Ian & Zen
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      VVD moved on already ?

  16. Dacra
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    Hoping the top 10k FH template goes badly, and my current no chip left team does better than it 😀

    1. Bossworld
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Seems unlikely, though I'm not sure why everyone is trying to cram in Auba and Kand

      1. Bossworld
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 7 days ago

        *Kane

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

    Aurier to play GW38?

    1. FPL Pillars
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Expecting so

    2. Dacra
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      I'm not sure whether to play him or AWB.

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

        Would play him given Palace form and PVA being out

  18. FPL Pillars
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    Who scores more gw38

    A Dilva Auba

    B Jesus Fernandes(/or Martial)

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

      A

  19. The Knights Template
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    Who is currently playing oop? Martial, Lund, Pieters? Who else?

    1. Hits from the Bong
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Antonio

    2. IRBOX ⚽
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Antonio

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

        When haller came on field, he shifted wide

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

      Pieters isnt oop

    4. aardvark22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Richarlison

  20. IRBOX ⚽
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    Who stays up? Bournemouth or Watford. I think the Cherries will get the job done. Looked good against City and Spurs

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

      Bournemouth definitely
      Watford would get relegated at the hands of Arsenal

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

        Would be poetic for deeney

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

          Lol
          Definitely 😀

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

      Watford are going to have to go all out to win against arsenal

      It’ll be tight for sure

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

      I would like Watford to get relegated. No personality apart from Deeney.
      They don't add anything to the league.
      I'd like Brentford to come up as West Brom have had multiple goes at it.

      1. IRBOX ⚽
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Think West Brom will get it done and then between Brentford and Fulham for third spot. Leeds chasing Hart and Milner

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

          Brentford blew ot for sure yesterday

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

      Still think Watford might just sneak through, 3 points is a huge difference in a relegation scrap
      Might get a draw against both Southampton and Everton

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

    Today’s wish list:

    Ings hattrick

    Spurs beating Leicester

    Utd victory

    1. IRBOX ⚽
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Think Bournemouth will do saints and surprised Ings isn’t injured yet. Form and fitness of his life!

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

        you were not around 5-6 years ago then? People seem to have forgotten he was brilliant for Burnley in his debut season in PL, and that was after a couple of fine seasons in championship. He was fit as a fiddle and a menace in front of goals for a Burnley team that was extremely defensive in their approach.

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

      Actually, I'd rather Leicester win United win Chelsea lose 😉
      Then draw between Leicester United & Chelsea out of CL 😀

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

        Playing with fire there - I like your thinking!

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

          😀

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

      Ings blank
      Son hat-trick
      Vardy red card

      That'll do 😀

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

        Vardy RC ??
        No No No
        😉

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

          Okay blank and penalty miss then.

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

        i would like that, but to keep teams a little different in the last week no red card for vardy, just a yellow with no goal involvements.

    4. Hakim Ziyech
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Ings hat trick is certain
      Son will explode today too
      Vardy penalty brace

      That will do

    5. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Today's wish list:-
      the exact opposite of what you want

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

    Thoughts here with 2 FTs? Get Auba, third City? Burnley defence?

    McCarthy
    TAA Maguire Aurier
    Sterling DSilva (c) Bruno Martial Pulisic
    Vardy Ings

    Krul Doherty Jimenez Fernandez

    1. IRBOX ⚽
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Aurier > Tark

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

        Quite like Aurier for Palace away but could go Doherty (che) to Tarkowski (BHA) and then upgrade Pulisic or Vardy

        1. IRBOX ⚽
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          True, though spurs had a different fixture in 38 for some reason. It’s tough, especially benching Jimenez. Would be tempted to play him over Ings. I’m benching Martial currently

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

    Basically, all FH questions can wait until the other teams have played week 37. I got Jesus in last night to catch his rise, just in case I want him and the Burnley defenders, which I 99% will keep. Just do that with anyone you might want and then wait and see.

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

      Yes mate
      But excitement for last GW & FH is too much 🙂

  24. SB007
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    2nd and 50 points to make up.

    Explosive differentials?

    Son. Kane. Antonio. Willian. Wood

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

      & Mane

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

      None of the above sounds explosive to me !

      Mane Jesus much better.

  25. Dacra
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    I'm going to finish in top 10k for the first time.

    Do I get some sort of commemorative plaque? 😀

    1. IRBOX ⚽
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Get some respect from the FFS community but that’s about it 😆 well done mate, difficult season

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

        Can we really say things like 'difficult season'? If it was much more predictable, everyone would be on the same players. There would still be one first place, one second place and so on.

        1. IRBOX ⚽
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          Of course. Casuals have done well this year with nostalgic picks like Vardy and Ings doing well

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

            Ings nostalgic pick ?
            He's never been this good in his life ....

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

            Been thinking about this nostalgia argument and that casuals get the blame. First, Vardy never fell off a cliff since 15/16 and anyway, if someone gets in form, it is up to you to get him.

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

          Bigger swings with less predictability though

        3. Pat Bonner
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          You’re right...can’t think of anything unusual about this season

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

      Congratulations 🙂

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

      Congrats it has been an absolute slog of a season for some

    4. The Knights Template
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Only if you eat a lot of lollies

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

      RESPECT BRO

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

    Will probabpy be trailing ML leader by 15-20 points at the end of this GW

    Very sinilar teams

    Is this crazy for a hit?

    Bruno and KDB -----> Sterling(c) and Antonio (already have Dilva)

    Worst case scenario is i remain behibd him..

    1. Ian & Zen
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Good moves, but wait until this week’s games, especially Man C lineup

  27. waltzingmatildas
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    How's the FH team look? Feels pretty template, maybe I should mix it up a bit?
    Pope
    Tierney pieters cresswell
    Salah sterling dilva Bruno Antonio
    Auba ings

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

      Looks very very similar to my current draft.
      Like it.

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

      Pretty template I have Jesus over Ings.

    3. Ian & Zen
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      FA Cup is 6 days after final league game - Arsenal may rest some players as winning cup gives them more chance of Europe than league position

  28. P-h-o-e-n-i-x
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    I think we need to discuss Forwards for a Free Hit team for GW 38+.

    Going by the logic of chasing the Golden Boot contenders, we have Auba, Vardy and Ings.

    But we also have Jesus against a deflated Norwich, Kane against a out of sorts Crystal Palace and an ever improving Rashford who dare I say is fixture proof.

    And of course, there has been so much talk about folks like Wood with a good fixture in 38+.

    Which 3 are people looking to get in their Free Hit teams? And what is the rationale behind their decisions.

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

      Auba Jesus Ings
      Is what i am on (imaginary draft 😛 )

      1. P-h-o-e-n-i-x
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Ha Ha .. I am wondering if we would want to make way for one of Vardy or Rashford by the time GW 37+ ends. Whosoever needs the 3 points more in the final showdown.

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

      Currently i´m on 5 mids, with jesus and Auba. I think this depends on how you sort your City assets, etc and what do teams have to play for. Fight for 3 and 4th spot, who is in for the 6th spot and so on. For example, If SHU still is on for the 6th spot then Ings may not be the best option, if Chelsea needs a win while Wolves only needs a draw then that could bode well for Wolves attacking options, same goes for Leicester-United, both those teams are best when they can sit back and counter, so the one with the advantage could make the diff between Rash and Vardy. Spurs, if a decent shout on 6th spot will go for it against a Palace team that does what they always do in the last games when they are safe, they try to play which makes them more open. Last year, last game for Palace 5-3 vs Bou.

      1. P-h-o-e-n-i-x
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        I must say that you have some valid points about team motivation and how to use it to decide the front 7. But don't think we should read too much into Crystal Palace v Bournemouth game of last year. That was a freak occurrence and this year some other game might produce a freak occurrence.

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

          yep, that´s why it is so difficult to predict at forehand, but regarding palace it might were a freaky one but watching palace´s last games this year and last seasons the same thing repeats itself. Once they safe it seems they ust want to have fun, Hodgson gives them freedom to play more offensive football which make them shipping goals because they have not the material in defence and cm´s to deal with it. Chelsea game is one xample, United game also, except DDG found his inner self again denying them at least one goal.

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

    Play:

    A) Pulisic (WOL)
    B) Jimenez (che)

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

      A

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

    Rival played Ings (C). Hmm. Hope he blanks.

    1. Hakim Ziyech
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Fuhgeddaboudit. Ings mega haul imminent