Scout Notes

Popular FPL forward Werner scores on Chelsea debut as Ziyech suffers knee “twist”

Fantasy Football Scout’s coverage of pre-season continues with another round of match reports on key friendlies.

We’ve gone over some recent summer games to pull out the key Fantasy talking points… and track the minutes played by every player…

BRIGHTON 1-1 CHELSEA

  • Goals: Pascal Groß (£6.0m) | Timo Werner (£9.5m)
  • Assists: Aaron Connolly (£5.5m) | Callum Hudson-Odoi (£6.0m)

Timo Werner (£9.5m) did not wait around to get his Chelsea career off and running.

The former Leipzig forward made his debut for the Blues in a pre-season draw with Brighton on Saturday afternoon, finding the net before the five-minute mark.

Werner also produced plenty to like off the ball as well, with some excellent energy and movement during his 61-minute outing.

There was, as expected, a lot of drifting into the left-hand channel and dropping deep, but these runs only served to demonstrate Werner’s ability to link-up with his team-mates – possibly hinting at assist potential.

It must be said that the German international offered a lot more in the first half than during the second, in light of the creativity and service around him.

Stationed on the right-hand side of Chelsea’s front-three, Hakim Ziyech (£8.0m) showed exactly why Frank Lampard wanted to bring him to Chelsea. As well as providing excellent delivery from set plays, it was his cross that led to Werner’s goal, helped on by Callum Hudson-Odoi (£6.0m).

There was, perhaps, a little bit too much time spent on the chalk of the touchline against Brighton for Ziyech but it is early days yet.

Furthermore, Fantasy managers may have to play a patient game with the former Ajax man in light of a second-half injury. Ziyech was forced off in the 54th with what Lampard described post-match as a “little twist to the knee” that needs to be looked at. Olivier Giroud (£7.0m) also left the game late-on with a bandaged head. 

Christian Pulisic (£8.5m), Fikayo Tomori (£5.0m), Emerson Palmieri (£5.0m), Mason Mount (£7.0m), Ross Barkley (£6.0m), Jorginho (£5.0m), Michy Batshuayi (£6.0m) and Tammy Abraham (£7.5m) all missed the game due to time in isolation over the last two weeks.

As ever, concerns about Chelsea’s defence remain as they conceded two penalties at the Amex Stadium, one saved by Willy Caballero (£4.5m), the other conceded.

Meanwhile, Leeds fans will not have enjoyed Ben White (£4.5m) featuring for over an hour as part of a strong-looking back-three for Brighton.

He was joined at the back by Lewis Dunk (£5.0m) and Adam Webster (£4.5m) as Graham Potter vows to give him the chance to earn a first-team place this season.

Tariq Lamptey (£4.5m) was used as a second-half substitute while three different Seagulls goalkeepers were used – but David Button (£4.0m) did not feature.

Christian Walton came on for Mat Ryan (£4.5m) at the interval but was forced off through injury with 10 minutes left to play, allowing Robert Sánchez to come on and finish the game.

Pascal Groß (£6.0m) scored the equalising goal for Brighton from the spot, but it is unclear what this means for the pecking order as Neal Maupay (£6.5m) had been substituted before this penalty, having missed one of his own earlier in the match.

Brighton and Hove Albion XI (3-5-1-1): Ryan (Walton 62′ | Sánchez 80′); Dunk (Bernardo 62′), Webster (Burn 62′), B White (Duffy 62′); March (Connolly 62′), Bissouma (D Stephens 62′ | Sanders 73′), Alzate (Molumby 46′), Lallana (Mac Allister 46′), Veltman (Lamptey 46′); Trossard (Jahanbakhsh 62′); Maupay (Groß 62′).

Chelsea XI (4-3-3): Kepa (Caballero 46′); Alonso (Maatsen 66′), Christensen (Azpilicueta 46′), Clarke-Salter (Rüdiger 46′), R James (Lawrence 66′); Loftus-Cheek (Vale 72′), Kanté (Ampadu 61′), Kovačić (Baker 61′); Hudson-Odoi (McCormick 72′), Werner (Giroud 61′ | Castillo 90+2′), Ziyech (Gallagher 54′).

SPURS 4-1 READING

  • Goals: Own Goal, Dele Alli (£8.0m), Son Heung-min (£9.0m), Erik Lamela (£6.0m)
  • Assists: Son x2, Lucas Moura (£7.0m), Steven Bergwijn (£7.5m)

Son Heung-min (£9.0m) continued his exhilarating pre-season form in a big win over Reading on Friday, but Fantasy managers are urged to consider the context before jumping at the chance to throw him in their next draft.

For the second friendly in a row, the South Korean was used as a central striker in the absence of Harry Kane (£10.5m), who missed the last two weeks of training following a quarantine period after travelling.

Just as he did back in February, Son made the most of his advanced central role against Reading and now has three goals and two (Fantasy) assists this summer.

In the first half on Friday, Ben Davies (£5.0m) played a long ball down the left-hand side of the field, run onto by Son, whose shot was turned into his own net by Omar Richards.

Alli headed to Lucas Moura (£7.0m) on the edge of the box, taking in an immediate first-touch return pass and lofting the ball over visiting goalkeeper Rafael Cabral.

Steven Bergwijn (£7.5m) found space on the left six minutes later, allowing him enough room to pick out Son in the box, who swept in at the back post.

The South Korean was then involved again as he got fouled for the free-kick Erik Lamela (£6.0m) dispatched in the 52nd minute.

Tottenham Hotspur XI (4-2-3-1): Lloris (Hart 46′ | Gazzaniga 74′); B Davies (Sessegnon 46′), Dier (Carter-Vickers 46′), Alderweireld, G Fernandes (Aurier 46′); Højbjerg (Bowden 75′), White (Sissoko 46′ (Devine 86′)); Bergwijn (Cirkin 62′), Alli (Clarke 62′), Moura (Lamela 46′); Son (Scarlett 81′).

SPURS 1-0 BIRMINGHAM

  • Goals: Steven Bergwijn (£7.5m)
  • Assists: Pierre-Emile Højbjerg (£5.0m)

Spurs’ next pre-season game, played the following day added a few extra factors for Fantasy managers to consider.

Kane was finally named as part of a matchday squad after his period of self-isolation, although he did not feature against Birmingham. It means we will probably only get to see him in action for Spurs before Gameweek 1 when they travel to Watford on September 5 – although he is due to play for England during the international break.

With three friendlies in the books for Spurs now, we are starting to get an idea of who Mourinho’s favourites have been in other positions.

Gedson Fernandes (£5.0m) has played 225 minutes across those outings, used in a number of different roles (including right-back) while Ryan Sessegnon (£5.0m) has registered the same game-time (most among Spurs players) predominantly on the left-hand side of attacking midfield.

Moura has also been extensively used, playing for 90 minutes against Birmingham and is the third-most utilised Spurs player so far.

Also of note, Cameron Carter-Vickers has now played 180 minutes, the most of any Spurs centre-back. While Toby Alderweireld (£5.5m) and Eric Dier (£5.0m) are likely to be the first-choice pair, the youngster’s involvement could be enough to earn a £4.0m or £4.5m price on FPL.

The same could be said of Dennis Cirkin, who has largely been rotating the left-back berth with Davies, registering 118 minutes so far.

Tottenham Hotspur XI (4-3-3): Hart (Lloris 46′); Cirkin (B Davies 46′), Carter-Vickers, Dier (Bergwijn 46′), Aurier; White (Alli 46′), G Fernandes, Sissoko (Højbjerg 61′); Sessegnon, Clarke (Son 71′), Moura. 

NEWCASTLE 2-1 BARNSLEY

  • Goals: Andy Carroll (£5.5m), Jacob Murphy
  • Assists: Matt Ritchie (£5.0m)

Andy Carroll (£5.5m) continues to draw Fantasy attention ahead of the new season as he scored for the second pre-season friendly in a row on Saturday.

With Dwight Gayle (£6.0m) currently out injured with an ankle problem, and Joelinton (£6.0m) and Yoshinori Muto (£5.0m) still yet to be involved in a single friendly, Carroll’s chances of starting Gameweek 1 are beginning to look encouraging indeed.

Add into the mix that he has now scored two goals in as many appearances over the summer, and Steve Bruce may have no choice but to build his attack around the striker for the visit of West Ham on Saturday, September 12.

With a dearth of serious options in the £5.5m bracket among forwards this season, interest in Carroll may increase slightly in the coming days.

Meanwhile, Fantasy managers should keep an eye on the goalkeeper situation at Newcastle in light of Martin Dúbravka‘s (£5.0m) recent injury.

Karl Darlow (£5.0m) is obviously too expensive for anyone to really consider but Mark Gillespie (£4.5m) could offer value if he were to nail a place down. So far this pre-season, both goalkeepers have played half of the two games. With each of them on 90 minutes total game-time this summer, more data is needed.

Of the two goalkeepers, Darlow remains the unbeaten one so far, Newcastle conceding nine minutes after Gillespie came on against Barnsley.

Matt Ritchie (£5.0m) made his first appearance of pre-season on Saturday, featuring on the left-hand side of midfield, registering an assist for Carroll’s goal and going close to scoring himself.

Allan Saint-Maximin (£5.5m) was used only as a second-half substitute in this outing and, interestingly, after two games, 11 of his colleagues have been handed more game-time. The Frenchman was exciting during his 29-minute cameo though, producing a trademark fizzing run and cross late in the game, which nearly resulted in Josh Murphy (not yet priced) adding his second of the game, were it not for a deft touch by Barnsley’s goalkeeper.

Murphy was another player to add some zip to Newcastle in the second half, winning a penalty that he scored himself.

Newcastle United XI (4-5-1): Darlow (Gillespie 46′); Dummett (Manquillo 61′), Clark (Yedlin 61′), Fernández (Lejeune 61′), Krafth; Ritchie (Atsu 61′), S Longstaff (Murphy 61′), Hayden (Saivet 74′), Shelvey (Barlaser 74′), Hendrick (Saint-Maximin 61′); Carroll (Almirón 61′).

HEARTS 0-1 SHEFF UTD

  • Goals: John Fleck (£6.0m)
  • Assists: Billy Sharp (£6.0m)

Billy Sharp‘s (£6.0m) pre-season form may start asking some questions of Chris Wilder ahead of the 2020/21 campaign.

The veteran forward scored the only goal of Sheffield United’s abandoned 1-0 win at Dundee United last week and he provided an assist as the Blades won at Hearts.

He played in John Fleck (£6.0m) to open the scoring inside the eighth minute before going to close to adding his second goal of the summer and having an effort ruled out for offside.

Sharp and Callum Robinson (£5.5m) have both started each of Sheffield United’s pre-season games so far while Oli McBurnie (£6.0m) and David McGoldrick (£5.5m) remain missing, likely due to isolating in light of track and trace alerts.

While the latter pairing is arguably the first-choice at Bramall Lane, especially based on Project Restart performances, their continued absence from friendly matches is allowing Sharp and Robinson to show what they can do, each of them inside the top-three most-used Blades assets thus far.

Wilder is still without Jack O’Connell (£5.0m) but was able to welcome George Baldock (£5.5m) into the fold, the right wing-back representing the only change from the team selected against Dundee, Regan Slater demoted to the bench.

That meant Wilder could hand another solid innings to the central midfield trio of Fleck, Sander Berge (£5.0m) and Oliver Norwood (£5.0m), who played 67 minutes together at Hearts.

Considering John Lundstram (£5.5m) is still not involved, although back in training, it does look as if Fleck, Berge and Norwood could be the midfield triumvirate for the Gameweek 1 hosting of Wolves.

“John is back with us, there’s a contract offer there. That’s between the club and John and his agent. There’s no reason for John to down tools, and if he’s here for the rest of the season, he’s here for the rest of the season. Would I like him to sign a new contract? Of course, he was outstanding for us. We’ll keep looking at the situation. If the window comes and somebody makes a bid for him, that’s up to John to consider and us to consider.” – Chris Wilder

Another returning name was Lys Mousset (£6.0m) who, after missing out on the Dundee United game, emerged as a 75th-minute replacement for Chris Basham (£5.0m) on Friday.

Sheffield United XI (3-5-2): Ramsdale; J Robinson (K Bryan 67′), Egan (Jagielka 67′), Basham (Mousset 75′); Stevens (Norrington-Davies 67′), Fleck (Osborn 67′), Norwood (Brunt 69′), Berge (Rodwell 69′), Baldock (Slater 69′); C Robinson (Gordon 84′), Sharp (Hackford 80′).

BIRMINGHAM 0-2 LEICESTER

  • Goals: Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall, Marc Albrighton (£5.5m)
  • Assists: Youri Tielemans (£6.5m)

Leicester secured a 2-0 win over Birmingham City with the help of a large number of young players earlier this week.

Jamie Vardy (£10.0m) and Kelechi Iheanacho (£6.0m) were among the biggest names missing while James Maddison (£7.0m), Ricardo Pereira (£6.0m), Jonny Evans (£5.5m), Christian Fuchs (£4.5m) and Daniel Amartey (£4.0m) were all absent through injury.

Following Ben Chilwell‘s (£5.5m) move to Chelsea, Fuchs’ knock and the absence for Luke Thomas (£4.5m) forced Brendan Rodgers to deploy academy midfielder Thakgalo Leshabela at left-back for 60 minutes while James Justin (£4.5m) spent the same length of time in his preferred position on the right-hand side of the Foxes’ defence.

Caglar Söyüncü (£5.5m) and Youri Tielemans (£6.5m) went closest for Leicester in the first half, seeing their efforts drag wide and blocked by the defence – and it was the Belgian who carved out the opening goal in the second period.

He made a driving run through Birmingham’s midfield and played in substitute Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall to score.

Marc Albrighton (£5.5m) netted a rather fortunate second goal for Leicester when he charged down a clearance from goalkeeper Zach Jeacock.

With a raft of changes made for the closing stages, Admiral Muskwe won a penalty but saw his spot-kick saved.

Leicester City XI (4-3-3): Schmeichel (D Ward 46′); Leshabela (Marcal-Madivadua 60′), Söyüncü (D Johnson 60′), Knight (Benkovic 46′), Justin (Daley-Campbell 60′); Tielemans (Fitzhugh 60′), N Mendy (Choudhury 46′), Tavares (Dewsbury-Hall 46′); Gray (Albrighton 46′), Hirst (Muskwe 46′), Barnes (Eppiah 60′).

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1,027 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 1 month ago

    doesn't bode well a twisted knee was at least 3 weeks on championship manager 08/09

    1. Would Ed Woodward
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Just checked, a twisted knee was 6 days out for two different players of mine on the latest Football Manager, assume there's differing severity though.

  2. Triple P
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Werner (C)

  3. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 1 month ago

    After arsenal shut out Liverpool and look generally more organised and tight, can surely have at least as much faith in them defensively as spurs - tierny looking like a better and better option? especially at .5m cheaper than doh

    1. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 1 month ago

      shut out... not, close

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Need to ride out some tough early away trips but he looks a great shout this season

    3. inactive
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      I'm not sure about this one. While Arsenal definitely aren't as bad as before, Liverpool's lack of chance creation yesterday was on themselves and not Arsenal. As soon as Keita and Minamino came on, they were creating well. Mane should have had 2 easily.

      1. Nightcrawler
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        I thi k if one of saliba holding becomes nailed arsenal are a better investment than ither 4.5s for sure

    4. Sanchit
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Fixtures not good enough.

    5. Qaiss
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Not Tierney until our fixtures are better around GW6 but I'm thinking to go with Martinez in goal.

      1. Qaiss
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        if I think he starts

        1. TAT
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 1 month ago

          If he stays.

          1. Qaiss
            • 5 Years
            1 year, 1 month ago

            Hopefully

            1. TAT
              • 3 Years
              1 year, 1 month ago

              Yes! Lot's of interest in him though, so Arsenal might have a big decision to make.

  4. Flippo_
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    What are your thoughts on Saka? Will it be worth the risk to get him or not?

    1. inactive
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      He'll get points when he plays. Pepe and Willian probably first choice when fit though.

      1. Gomolon
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Where do you fit Pepe, William, Auba, Nketiah in to the front 3?

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      I’m gonna punt on him GW1

  5. The Chosen One...
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    why isn't Brighton's 3rd keeper in FPL? Looks like Button is leaving so need Ryan and the other keeper

    1. inactive
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      FPL waiting so they can price him 4.5.

  6. xHaTr
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Draft # Who Knows at this point

    McCarthy
    TAA Vinagre Justin
    Salah Son Soucek Aubameyang
    Mitrovic Ings Werner

    Nyland Taylor Mitchell Bissouma

    1. The Rhino
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Your starting 11 is identical to mine except I have Saint-Max instead of Soucek. Naturally, I like it.

    2. Scots Gooner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Identical to mine too.

      What's your plan for getting a Man U asset in? Son out?

  7. LangerznMash
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Brighton playing 5 at the back is very nice from a FPL perspective.

    1. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Yeah, they looked secure overall. 3 ATB doesn't directly translate into more clean sheets but it sure does help. Also makes Lamptey a very impressive option - if only we could be sure he starts!

      1. LangerznMash
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        I'm currently on Webster (3 goals) but would rather have Lamptey at wingback if nailed.

  8. SADIO SANÉ
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    that Werner goal was perfect, lull you guys into a false sense of security

    1. Z
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      That Ziyach pass was perfect. Werner goal was normal thing

    2. OneMan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      You don’t rate Werner ? Not many other strikers to be fair.

      1. Major League Shocker
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 1 month ago

        The fact remains, Chelsea scored only one goal against Brighton. And could have lost the game if both penalties had been converted.

        1. Penzardlife
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 year, 1 month ago

          Without Havertz, Silva, Pulisic, Mount, Chilwell or a real keeper- sure!

  9. Earn your Spurs
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Doherty to Spurs makes him less attractive as a fantasy asset?

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      For me or does

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        *it

    2. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      No change imo

    3. sully29
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      For me, yes.

    4. The Chosen One...
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Doherty was basically a right mid at Wolves, was consistently getting in the box. Not sure he'll get that far forward as often, but he'll still be quite attacking

  10. Ginkapo FPL
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    In the land of the unfit, Andy Carrol is King.

    1. Vazza
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 1 month ago

      And Daniel Sturridge a Prince

      1. LangerznMash
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Jack Wilshire is the jester.

        1. sully29
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 year, 1 month ago

          Phil Jones is still Phil Jones.

    2. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      The Donut King

    3. Z
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Land of the unfit = ARSENAL

    4. Third Eye Vision
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      I was just tinkering with having a 5.5 striker and I even thought about him for a minute. Gulp.

    5. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Darren Anderton the pub landlord!!

  11. Z
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    A. Vardy, Ziyech, Dier (442)
    B. Werner, Ings, Soucek (343)

    1. Vazza
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 1 month ago

      A

    2. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      B

      1. Z
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Sooo...you think that Inngs will bring more pts then Ziyech, and Soucek then Dier?

    3. The Pesci challenge
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      B

    4. DavidFPL
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 1 month ago

      B feel like going without Werner is a little crazy, but Vardy has punished me so many times over the years so I wouldn't be surprised if he just went on one of his runs again.

  12. Vazza
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Is there a chance that Pulisic would be fit to start in GW1?

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Not from what I have heard

    2. Z
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Wait and see, if he doesnt play presesaon games- dont risk

      1. NULL-X-VOID
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        well from this logic, TAA should be avoided too Ig

  13. Qaiss
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Apparently Emi Martinez is close to signing a new deal, and if that happens then I think he's the number 1 choice. Very generous of FPL to put him at 4.5

    1. Z
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Nope

      1. Qaiss
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Yes, considering they price someone like Tanganga at Spurs at 5m when he played about 5 games and isn't going to start

        1. Holmes
          • 8 Years
          1 year, 1 month ago

          His "NO" is probably for Martinez being #1 😛

          1. Qaiss
            • 5 Years
            1 year, 1 month ago

            Martinez has said he doesn't want to be the number 2 keeper anymore

        2. Z
          • 4 Years
          1 year, 1 month ago

          I am saying that Leno is #1 100%....and that is sad story for Martinez (GRAET GK) and all of us

          1. Qaiss
            • 5 Years
            1 year, 1 month ago

            Maybe, Leno was so good for us before he got injured and that was playing under Emery's defence. If it's a tough call.

            1. Z
              • 4 Years
              1 year, 1 month ago

              He was the best player (with Auba) last season. Anyway....take Martinez 🙂

              1. Qaiss
                • 5 Years
                1 year, 1 month ago

                Both are very good so I don't really mind

  14. pmletch
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Any help?

    Meslier
    TAA, Vinagre, KWP
    Salah, Auba, Son, Armstrong, Soucek
    Werner, Jimenez

    1.0 left in bank for KDB and/or Bruno transfers

    1. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      I'd do Jimmy to Mitro then upgrade a 4.0m fodder defender to Doherty and use the last 0.5m to upgrade Meslier to Ryan or McCarthy.

  15. LangerznMash
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Ziyech injury enforced change.

    McCarthy (Steer)
    TAA, Doherty, Bellerin, Vinagre (Coleman)
    Auba[c], Son, Alli, Barnes (Bissouma)
    Werner, Jimenez (Brewster)
    -£0.5m ITB-
    GW2 Son > Rashford (Coleman in for Vinagre)
    GW3 Auba > KdB (Vinagre in for Bellerin)

    1. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Already injured?

    2. Z
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Bellerin and Barnes so not nailed

      1. LangerznMash
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Barnes is nailed.
        Bellerin above Cedric for RWB

        1. Pep Roulette
          • 4 Years
          1 year, 1 month ago

          They both will be heavily rotated

        2. Z
          • 4 Years
          1 year, 1 month ago

          No he is not....anyway i said what i have....gl

    3. Giorgi89
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Would prefer Ings till GW3 (Jimenez has MCI GW2)

  16. Pep Roulette
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Thoughts on Alli?

    1. Z
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Nope....so far ofc

    2. Vazza
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Just go for Son if you can stretch

    3. LangerznMash
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Potential bargain if he plays shadow striker and re-discovers his 2015-17 form (averaged 12 goals and 12 assists over 3 seasons).

    4. Pep Roulette
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Cheers everyone

  17. LangerznMash
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Is this how Spurs likely start the season?

    -------------- Lloris
    Doherty Dier Alderwiereld Davies
    ------- Hojbjerg Lo Celso
    Moura ------- Alli ---------- Son
    --------------- Kane

    Moura could be Bergwiin/Lamela and Sissoko might get in somewhere I guess.

    1. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Yes or Winks in place of Celso and one of Alli/Celso getting bench

    2. Z
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Ali will play insted of Moura, Lo Celso upfront, and Winks or N insted of Lo Celso

      1. Pep Roulette
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        At RW?

        1. Z
          • 4 Years
          1 year, 1 month ago

          Fake RW, same when Eriksen was in squad....

  18. The Pesci challenge
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    VVD or Doh (I have TAA)?

    1. Vazza
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Robbo

    2. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      I think it has to be Doh with Wolves fixtures. Not sure I fancy double 'Pool defence this early on.

      1. sully29
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Doherty has moved to Spurs.

      2. Pep Roulette
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        He joined Spurs

      3. Amey
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Morning !
        Doherty is a Spurs player now

    3. LangerznMash
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Doherty

    4. Amey
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      I'm trying to fit in both ..... 😀

    5. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Oh well, been out of the loop recently. Spurs also have good fixtures so my point stands - ha ha.

  19. Giorgi89
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Thoughts on these guys?
    Plan is to WC around GW7/10 (bringing in TAA). Before then, swapping Auba & Mo > Bruno and KdB.
    Cheers
    -------
    Mc Carthy (Steer or Nyland)
    Robbo - Vinagre - Justin (KWP - Mitchell)
    Salah - Aubam - Son - ASM (Bissouma)
    Werner - Ings - Mitro

    Thanks for your feedback 😉

    1. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      I would downgrade ASM to Ritchie or Soucek and get TAA from the start.

  20. Would Ed Woodward
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    ASM or Soucek as 4th choice mid? I'm thinking just going the latter and fodder will lead to less annoying bench points.

    1. Would Ed Woodward
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Currently have ASM as 4th mid and Soucek as 5th btw.

      1. KAALI_DAAL
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Same

    2. Amey
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Soucek

    3. The Rhino
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      ASM - Better Fixtures

    4. Z
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Guys....who will bring more pts- Dier or Armstrong/ASM?

  21. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Still time to tinker 🙂

    McCarthy
    Trent, Davies, Vinagre, Justin
    Auba C, Salah, Son, Saka
    Vardy, Mitro

    Steer, Soucek, Mitchell, Brewster

    2m itb

    1. Champ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Think its good. Would start Soucek against Newcastle

      1. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Bench Justin - Arteta might make that decision for me?

    2. Z
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Use that 2m and get Ziyech (if he is fit), and Dier insted of Davies (nailed + 0.5 in bank)

      1. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Davies has a nice cross on him & the cash is for Bruno/Martial or Greenwood?

        1. Z
          • 4 Years
          1 year, 1 month ago

          Davies will rotate wizh Sess. And u can get MU and Citx players in GW3, when u can use 2 free transfers.
          P. S Saka is not nailed

          1. g40steve
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 year, 1 month ago

            Dier for now.

  22. Champions League Varane
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Which is better? I really want Kane though but that may not be the best thing.

    McCarthy Steer
    Trent Lamptey KWP Vinagre C.Taylor
    Salah Auba ASM Periera Anguissa
    Kane Werner Mitrovic.

    McCarthy Steer
    Trent Lamptey KWP Vinagre C.Taylor
    Salah Auba ASM Son Soúcek
    Ings Werner Brewster

    1. bitm2007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      I'm in a similar position and am thinking B because it's easier to get KDB and Martial, I'm also happy to play Soúcek every GW (looks like he could be the bargain of the season).

    2. UnluckyXI
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Prefer B as I think son + ings will outscore Kane + Mitro.

    3. JURGENAUT
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 1 month ago

      I prefer B too.

      Ings, Son is better than Kane, Mitro double

  23. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    How many CS’s do we think Liverpool will keep in their first 3?

    1. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 1 month ago

      2

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      1

    3. Bun Rab L3D2
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      2 if Henderson and TAA are there. 1 otherwise.

  24. Men in green tights
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Depends if Trent is back in team back in it will be 1 and if not it will be zero,

    1. Men in green tights
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Fail response to above

      1. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        I agree

  25. b91jh
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    A) Justin+Son+Ings
    B) Doherty+5.5 (ASM/Saka)+Kane

    Which is better?

    1. Bun Rab L3D2
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      B. Mainly as I think Doh will outscore Justin easily.

  26. Z
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Who will bring more pts:
    Dier or ASM?

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      ASM

    2. Bun Rab L3D2
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      ASM until we know Spurs are more solid at the back.

      1. Z
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Mourinho defence with start fixtures...

        1. Bun Rab L3D2
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 year, 1 month ago

          1st 3GW will tell us a lot. Also how they will cope with European football, will it make them sharper or more tired? Come GW3 they play each other and that can settle the decision. Plus New 1st 2 games and Weat ham and Brighton.

  27. Bun Rab L3D2
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Best thing about Doh moving to Spurs?

    This *delete* video

    https://twitter.com/spursofficial/status/1300025219214499842?s=21

    1. Pep Roulette
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      It's a good one!

    2. SAY MY NAME
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      even as a Gooner i think that's hilarious, most amusing

  28. Lovemeapunt
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 1 month ago

    How do we know that ASM will get more time this season?

    1. Z
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      We dont, so far he is not in starter in preseson game

  29. Pep Roulette
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Hey fam! Which one and why?

    A. ASM
    B. Armstrong
    C. Soucek

    1. Pep Roulette
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      As 4th mid

    2. The Pesci challenge
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      A

    3. Bun Rab L3D2
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      C. His threat is goals and I have him.

      1. The Pesci challenge
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Fixtures are a no for me

    4. tomasjj
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Saka?

    5. Siva Mohan
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      ASM as he AweSoMe

      1. Siva Mohan
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        *he is

    6. ElliotJHP
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Saints looked great end of last season and hit 7 yesterday, I like B out of the 3

    7. Gazza2000
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Don't rate ASM at all and not convinced with Armstrong either, rather find the extra 0.5 for JWP.
      Soucek is my 4th mid atm, threat in the air and think he can do some damage there especially the first two games against Newcastle and Arsenal.

  30. rozzo
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Okay, for this I want you to ignore Lundstram because he was a bit of an anomaly as a box to box mid listed as a defender. Instead think of a typical 4.5m defender or even 5.0m defender.

    Who scores more points throughout the season?

    A). 4.5m or 5.0m defender
    B) TAA and Robbo with their clean sheet points taken away?