Scout Notes

Another start for £4.0m FPL defender Mitchell as Zaha is again deployed as a forward

Having rounded up the Saturday friendlies involving Liverpool, Everton, Newcastle United, Arsenal and Aston Villa in our previous Scout Notes article, we now turn our attention to the games involving Crystal Palace, Burnley, West Bromwich Albion and Brighton and Hove Albion.

As usual, we’ll provide a summary of the key talking points, manager quotes, injury news, minutes played and attacking returns registered as the clock ticks down on Gameweek 1.

Crystal Palace 1-1 Brondby

While the chances of Nathan Ferguson (£4.0m) being fit for Gameweek 1 seem to be on the slim side, another budget-freeing route into the Crystal Palace defence has presented itself – at least, for now.

Tyrick Mitchell (£4.0m) started his third straight pre-season match in a row on Saturday, again deputising for the injured Patrick van Aanholt (£5.5m) at left-back.

In truth, the Eagles’ defence almost picks itself at present, with Joel Ward (£4.5m), Scott Dann (£4.5m) and FPL midfielder Cheikhou Kouyate (£5.0m) having started all four of their side’s warm-up games at the back.

Ferguson, van Aanholt, Gary Cahill (£4.5m), James Tomkins (£4.5m) and Mamadou Sakho (£4.5m) all remain unavailable at the time of writing, leaving the versatile Martin Kelly (£4.5m) as Roy Hodgson’s only real senior alternative in defence.

Jairo Riedewald (£4.5m) and Jeffrey Schlupp (£5.5m) have previously filled in at left-back under Hodgson, with the former indeed starting in that position in the 2-1 win over Oxford United, but it’s perhaps telling that Mitchell has held onto the shirt since then and even more so that he lasted the full 90 minutes in what was Palace’s final warm-up match ahead of Gameweek 1.

One word of warning, however: van Aanholt has been recently pictured doing work on the training ground, so the Netherlands international may not be a million miles away from a return.

The Eagles may have a decimated backline and are often put to the sword against tougher opposition but they are traditionally good bets for clean sheets in clashes with fellow also-rans, having kept ten shut-outs in 20 matches against teams finishing 10th or below last season.

Vicente Guaita (£5.0m) is usually a dependable sort between the posts (he had the third-best expected goals prevented tally last season) and he made a couple of smart stops against Brondby, narrowly failing to keep out the Danish side’s second-half equaliser.

Palace had taken the lead through Wilfried Zaha (£7.0m), who grabbed his third goal in four games when collecting Jordan Ayew‘s (£6.0m) pass and smashing a deflected effort past Marvin Schwäbe.

Zaha and Ayew were again playing as a strike duo in a 4-4-2, a system Hodgson has turned to frequently in pre-season in the absence of his two bona fide centre-forwards.

With new signing Eberechi Eze (£6.0m) again missing out because of a groin injury, it was Jeffrey Schlupp (£5.5m) and Andros Townsend (£6.0m) who were given the nod to flank Zaha and Ayew in what was at times a fluid front four.

Schlupp caught the eye with his probing runs and a couple of early chances, with the Eagles more threatening than we became accustomed to last season.

Ayew and Max Meyer (£5.0m) also wasted one-on-ones, with another Zaha effort being hooked off the goal-line.

Hodgson said after full-time:

We’ve got to start taking chances. Today I think [we had] 20-odd really good opportunities and, quite frankly, five or six of them were such clear goal chances I can’t believe we didn’t put the ball in the back of the net.

The back four once again and goalkeeper were really good and I thought our attacking play produced the goal chances we were hoping it would produce.

Crystal Palace XI: Guaita; Ward, Kouyaté, Dann (Kelly 65′), Mitchell; Schlupp, Riedewald, McArthur (Milivojevic 45′), Townsend; Zaha, Ayew (Meyer 65′).

Burnley 4-1 Heart of Midlothian
Burnley 4-2 Mansfield Town

  • Goals: Jay Rodriguez (£6.0m), Max Thompson, Lewis Richardson, Johann Berg Gudmundsson (£5.5m) | Josh Brownhill (£5.0m), Chris Wood (£6.5m) x2, Bobby Thomas
  • Assists: Richardson, James Tarkowski (£5.5m), Thompson | McNeil x2

Sean Dyche again split his squad in two for a pair of friendlies on Saturday, with each Burnley XI plundering four goals at their Barnfield Training Centre.

The return from injury of centre-halves James Tarkowski (£5.5m) and Kevin Long (£4.5m) was the main headline from the weekend’s double-header, although Sean Dyche is still without the sidelined Ben Mee (£5.0m), Jack Cork (£5.0m) and Ashley Barnes (£6.0m) – none of whom have featured at all in pre-season.

Dyche provided an update on two of them after Saturday’s game:

Corky is a bit longer term, going well but the whole programme, we knew that was longer.

Barnesy is making real good progress at the minute, he’s had a real tough run of it. He’s not with us yet but he’s working hard with the science team.

Tarkowski, who has racked up five attacking returns in each of the last two seasons, claimed an assist for the Clarets’ second goal in the 4-1 win over Hearts, with youngster Max Thompson tapping in his knockdown from close range.

With Barnes sidelined and Chris Wood (£6.5m) on the other pitch, Jay Rodriguez (£6.0m) tucked away a penalty to give Dyche’s side the lead in that match.

Lewis Richardson netted a third before Johann Berg Gudmundsson (£5.5m), who is one to watch in FPL should he stay fit, rounded off the scoring with a sumptuous chip.

In the other game, Josh Browhill (£5.0m) curled in a superb direct free-kick and Wood scored a second-half brace as the Clarets saw off Mansfield 4-2.

Charlie Taylor (£4.5m) put through his own net in that fixture.

Without a fixture in Gameweek 1, Dyche said that the Clarets may indulge in one more pre-season friendly on Friday before the competitive action commences.

Burnley XI v Hearts (4-4-2): Norris; Lowton, Long, Tarkowski, Pieters; Gudmundsson, Westwood, Benson, Rodriguez; Thompson (Mumbongo 65′), Richardson (Elva-Fountaine 73′).

Burnley XI v Mansfield Town (4-4-2): Jensen; Bardsley, Thomas, Dunne, Taylor; Goodridge, Brownhill, Tucker, McNeil; Wood, Vydra.

Brighton and Hove Albion 0-0 West Bromwich Albion

The David Button Classic ended goalless at the Amex, with the budget goalkeeper watching on from the bench as his former and current employers drew a blank.

This was a bit of a bore draw on the south coast, with Albion bossing possession without having much penetration in attack – something that was true of the Seagulls for a large chunk of 2019/20.

What good came from Albion stemmed from Yves Bissouma (£4.5m) in the middle of the park, with the Malian midfielder continuing his fine form that saw him become a regular at the back-end of last season.

He may well be the pick of the current crop of £4.5m midfielders in FPL, even accounting for Graham Potter’s unpredictable line-ups.

Bissouma thumped a volley narrowly over in the first half of Saturday’s stalemate and registered Albion’s only shot on target of the game, later producing a superb through-ball that Adam Lallana (£6.5m) couldn’t capitalise on.

The former Liverpool man, along with Alexis Mac Allister (£5.5m) and lone striker Neal Maupay (£6.5m), did little to impress in attack, with Albion deprived of the services of Leandro Trossard (£6.0m) because of the Belgian’s involvement with his national side.

Tariq Lamptey (£4.5m) was also on international duty, with Steven Alzate (£4.5m) the place-holder at right wing-back, but there were further starts for Ben White (£4.5m), Lewis Dunk (£5.0m) and Adam Webster (£4.5m) in what seems to be Potter’s first-choice trio in central defence.

Slaven Bilic was also short on numbers at the weekend, with four players away on international duty, Conor Townsend (£4.5m) and Kenneth Zohore (£5.0m) absent with ankle and calf injuries respectively, and new signings Grady Diangana (£5.5m) and Cedric Kipre (£4.5m) not involved.

The Baggies were mostly reduced to shots from range, although that has never held Matheus Pereira (£6.0m) back before and the Albion talisman twice went close from distance in his 45-minute showing, with one of his efforts deflected onto Mathew Ryan‘s (£4.5m) left-hand post.

Brighton and Hove Albion XI (3-5-1-1): Ryan; Webster, Dunk, White; Alzate (Bernardo 60′), Bissouma, Lallana (Gross 60′), Stephens, March; Mac Allister; Maupay.

West Bromwich Albion XI (4-3-3): Johnstone; Furlong (Peltier 74′), Ajayi, Bartley (Hegazi 58′), Gibbs; Harper (Field 58′), Sawyers, Livermore; Pereira (Phillips 45′), Austin (Tulloch 71′), Edwards (Soule 74′).


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1,736 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Jonflamingo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    G2G? Trying not to wc early .

    Mccarthy
    Robertson Davies Mitchel Vinagre/KWP
    Salah Auba Zaha Alli
    Jiminez Mitrovic

    Button Keane Davis Greenwood
    0.5 ITB for TAA eventually.

    Dont think TAA will start...
    GW3 Aub to Fernandez and Zaha to Pulisic/Mahrez

    Had to get Alli over son as wanted Jimmy up front.

    1. Jayblue
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Might as well stick to Son IMO

  2. Pukki Blinders
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Greenwood and Foden likely to cop suspensions now, season just gets better

    1. Jullepuu
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Will that effect their chances of starting in gw2?

    2. circusmonkey
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      What did they do?

      1. Pumpy Pro
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Hooked up with some Iceland birds , broke FA protocol .

    3. PlumaPiedra
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      What did I miss?

    4. Pumpy Pro
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Hope so. Fingers crossed

  3. CroatianHammer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Do we know if Citeh and Utd are planning any form of friendlies? Even if they're 60 minute/120 minute affairs split into sundry parts.

    Just tonight and tomorrow left for Internationals, so a few U21/Senior players to keep an eye on. Assuming Brewster starts for Ingerland?

  4. BobB
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Fabio Silva at 35million must start? Threat to Jiminez?

    1. Jonflamingo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Youngster, good prospect. No threat to Jimmy

    2. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Amazing on football manager so must start

      1. The 12th Man
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        So was To Madiera.

        1. kevchenko
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          ....and David Collins!

  5. Jayblue
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    I'm focusing too much on the top 4 teams this time. Doesn't feel like much of a balanced team right now

    McCarthy
    TAA Davies Mitchell
    Salah Auba Son Jota
    Werner Austin Brewster

    Sub: Nyland Justin Taylor Bissouma
    2.5 mil ITB

    In GW2, Son+2.5mil >> KDB

    1. circusmonkey
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Lateriser said don't worry about balance. It isn't a real team.

      1. Jayblue
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        I'm actually thinking of finalising this team

        1. circusmonkey
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          I am thinking of going 2 * 4.5 up top when the blanks are out of the way. Very unbalanced but 4 premium defenders.

      2. Pumpy Pro
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Not sure it is a one size fits all belief though? What is true for one person isn't for the other.

        I think balance is quite important personally . I am sure a lot of the so called "better players" do too

  6. jamesjoseph2770
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Is Bardsley more nailed than Taylor?

    1. Jonflamingo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Depends on Lowton fitness. Taylor seems first choice but I prefer Pieters:(

  7. gers23
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Does everybody expect TAA to start at the weekend?

    1. jomikijiq
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      sure

    2. denial
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      I do yes.

    3. Jonflamingo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Gut feeling he won't

    4. pundit of punts
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Don’t think he will

      Sub appearance if winning

    5. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Yes

    6. Cruyff's Eleven
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Doesn't matter, innit.

      Everyone has TAA.

  8. Don Kloppeone
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Have been doing some rethinking and rejigging based on feedback! Down to 2 options for now:

    A) ASM, Kane, Adams
    B) Son, Ings, (Davis)

    McCarthy, Steer
    TAA, Davies, Egan, Taylor, Mitchell
    Salah, Auba, XXXX, Soucek, Bissouma
    Werner, XXXX, XXXX

    The Son option is clearly more template but my concern over him is the doubt over whether he plays out wide, where his returns are more limited.

    Thoughts appreciated, oh wise ones!

    1. Blunder fc
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Go alli over son and you can upgrade a defender or save 1m to switch in martial for ings week 2. Taking advantage of that injury ravaged palace defense

      1. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Yeh it’s Son + Davies vs Alli + Doherty

        I already have 0.5itb for Ings > Martial in GW2

    2. Bobby Digital
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      A

      1. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        You trust Hazza to do the business?

  9. Elskied
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Is Lampard going to field his best 11 on GW1 in preperaton for Liverpool in GW2?

    How do we think Lamps will line up for the first game?

    1. Blunder fc
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      I doubt he's going to even know what his best eleven is gw1 with all those options

      1. Elskied
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Ok, i'll re-phrase...

        do we think Lamps will start with all new signings? Havertz for example? debating a punt.

        1. Blunder fc
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          I think he'll find a place for mount but pulisic wont be fit and if he's setting the same side as for liverpool i doubt he'll play mount as part of the midfield 3 as its too attacking. So werner yes, and one of havertz or ziyech. But as i said lord knows

    2. Jayblue
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Ziyech will most probably still be out. So will Kovacic.
      Doesn't look like Havertz will start either. Maybe Timo, pulisic?

      1. ivantys
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Kovacic would be a good pick at 5.5 once all these attacking talent starts clicking.

        1. kevchenko
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Why would he be a good pick?

          1. ivantys
            1 month, 19 days ago

            He goes forward a lot especially if his midfield partner is kante. And with so many attacking talents, they are gonna draw many defenders away and he's gonna have a lot of free shots outside the box.

            1. kevchenko
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 19 days ago

              Or, because they have such good attacking talents, he sticks to his job and gets modest attacking returns - in-keeping with his modest FPL price.

              Waste of a Chelsea asset IMO.

              1. ivantys
                1 month, 19 days ago

                Yeah useful 5.5 mids who are not constant 1-2 pointers are almost impossible to find, that's why I'm trying out a top side one, keeping eye on Liverpool's one as well. Wolves podence is in my watch list too.

                1. kevchenko
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 19 days ago

                  Yeah that makes sense.

                  Keita the most likely if Winji moves on perhaps?

                  Still, a bit of a gamble anyway.

                  Ceballos if he's a new player this year? haha

                  1. ivantys
                    1 month, 19 days ago

                    Doubt I'll have keita since he shares game time with hendersen. Hendersen would have been solid if he starts regularly. Gosh 5.5m mids are mostly crap and they could be reduced to a 4.5 with the 1m upgrade elsewhere.

                    1. kevchenko
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 19 days ago

                      Keita would only be viable if they sold Wijnaldum and didn't sign Thiago......

                      1. ivantys
                        1 month, 19 days ago

                        He usually plays on the right though, their left is probably milner or harry wilson?

                      2. kevchenko
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 19 days ago

                        On the right?

                        He'd be central wouldn't he....
                        Mane --------Firm-------- Salah
                        ----------Keita --- Hendo---------
                        --------------Fabino-------------

                        If he can't play LCM he's got no hope haha.

                        Anyway, a lot of ifs before we get near that.... .I ust think he's a decent player who could get involved in goals, if he had a go in that team.

    3. Bun Rab L3D2
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      His best 11 isn't available yet. Ziyech, Pulisic, Chillwell James all injured (dont know how long for). Kai not up to speed tactically, Kova is suspended. Not sure if Silva has trained with the team. Best punt and option right now is Werner.

  10. BobB
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Wolves must have dosh to spend 35 mil on a prospect not a starter!

    1. Sleep Talk
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Will he count as home grown after a couple of years?

    2. El Presidente
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 19 days ago

      You have to remember that Wolves is Mendes washing machine circuit, so 35... not really.

  11. Sleep Talk
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Might as well go for Ferguson then if PVA is back soon?

    1. pundit of punts
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      I’ll have Mitchell for the first 3 gws hoping for a profit

      Will get the nailed one on wc in gw 4

      1. ivantys
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Mitchell can get profit? I thought nobody would have spare transfers for a defender. If they didn't want him from the start, they probably won't swap for him after.

        1. pundit of punts
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Who knows

          If he gets returns it could happen

          Casuals at the start of the game usually clamour to get a cheap nailed defender

          1. ivantys
            1 month, 19 days ago

            Last season I had brandon williams and he took many weeks to make a profit in, oh well at least he won't drop in value.

  12. LanMi
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    RMT

    GKP: McCarthy (Nyland)
    DEF: Doherty, Alexander-Arnold, Vinagre (Ayling) (Lamptey)
    MID: Mané, Mount, Son, Saint-Maximin (Pereira)
    FWD: Vardy, Mitrović, Jiménez

    1. LC1
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Get rid of Mount ASAP.

  13. pundit of punts
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Plan is to WC in gw 4 to get in the likes of Aguero, Vardy, Jimenez, TAA, Hazerrz/Pulisic/Ziyech, Zaha/Greenwood.

    Will also have idea about 4m defender fodder, Pieters/Taylor and Palace defender to get for their good fixtures.

    How does this first 3 gws team look? 🙂

    McCarthy - Steer
    Vinagre - Justin - KWP - Targett - Mitchell
    Mane - Aubameyang - Son - Fleck - Gordon
    Firmino - Richarlison - Ings

    GW 2 - Firmino > Martial
    GW 3 - Aubameyang > Sterling
    GW 4 - WC

    1. pundit of punts
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Maybe J Rod at Everton would also be an option by gw 4.

    2. JustSomeGuy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Fleck overpriced.

      I think you could set your team up to avoid the WC as the players you mention aren't really terrible picks fro you team before that.

      Mane/Firmino feels like you're just trying to find differentials early, but could work out.

      I hear Vinagre is now a doubt, maybe being sold?

      1. pundit of punts
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Cheers

        TAA doubt for GW 1.

        Chelsea mid to get is not clear now

        Jimenez not great first 3 fixtures

        Sancho transfer may impact Greenwood

        J Rod may be an option. Zaha’s PL form can also be assessed by that time.

        Meanwhile, I get to take advantage of great starting fixtures of Auba, Son, Rich, Martial, ings

        1. JustSomeGuy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Make sense, you've though it out so I'd stick with your guy 🙂

          Although I stand with Fleck as a questionable pick!

    3. ivantys
      1 month, 19 days ago

      As much as I don't like him, firmino seems to be the best option in attacking after kane in GW1

      1. pundit of punts
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        I’ve warmed up to the idea of him for 1 gw now.

        Don’t think he will leave my team before deadline

        1. ivantys
          1 month, 19 days ago

          He needs to stop feeding mane and salah goals

          1. A-L
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            In preseason he has, but depends how much you want to take from preseason

            1. ivantys
              1 month, 19 days ago

              He's massively overpriced lol, I don't know how he could even be the 7th highest scoring strikers. He's more expensive than martial, ings and jiminez a total joke.

              1. A-L
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 19 days ago

                You're right in a sense - he's worth probably 8.5 based on track record. But excellent tactical awareness and if playing the role he has been over last few games and keeps up the form as well, reckon he might be worth it for now (but not long term)

                1. ivantys
                  1 month, 19 days ago

                  Yeah true they need a non selfish striker like him so mane and salah could bang in the goals. I figured it would be a good season for him if he can get at least 15 goals since his assists are a lot.

  14. pingissimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Would Bats even make Chelsea full squad of 25? Really wanting him to get a move asap 🙂

    1. Bun Rab L3D2
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Nope. A move to a PL team would be great @ 6.0. So it's just a hope atm but I think Chelsea are looking to get rid.

      1. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Wrinkle is he's coming to the end of his contract and they are apparently trying to get him to sign a new one to get resale value. He has no reason to do that and I can see him hanging on to January to improve his negotiating position - signing now would only help Chelsea and not him

        See Fraser last season

        1. Bun Rab L3D2
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Agreed. I do think the more he plays the better it will be for everyone though. Not even sitting on a bench for 6 months is of no use to anyone. If he can get a loan he can put his name out more and stay in shape. Not sure it will be PL though.

          1. pingissimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 19 days ago

            May depend on his international ambitions - could yet supplant the mighty Benteke 🙂

  15. Lallana
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    RM 4-4-2 Team?

    Ryan
    TAA Davies Justin KWP
    Aubameyang Salah Son Armstrong
    Ings Werner

    Bench: Button, Taylor, Stephens, Davis

    1. xHaTr
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      V Nice. Maybe ASM over Armstrong?

  16. Bruce Lee
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Ooof Foden had a child?

    1. Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Had? Has.

      1. Bruce Lee
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        People can't keep their peen in their pants man, it's sad

        I was there not long ago

    2. Would Ed Woodward
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Since bringing that girl back to the hotel? This escalated quickly.

  17. dshv
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Long term;

    1. Armstrong and soucek
    2. Bissouma and JWP

    Really want southampton attacker ..
    Listen to you ..

  18. Malinwa
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Who would you choose...KWP or Justin? Why? Appreciated!

    1. Bruce Lee
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      KWP because it could be a breakout season and he is in a team that has been top half of the table standard since losing 9-0

    2. Blunder fc
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Kwp, justin is only nailed whil pereira is out and that coincides with no evans and no chilwell (three of last years back 4 missing) so their likely to be defensively suspect

    3. JustSomeGuy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 19 days ago

      KWP as I have little faith in Leicester defence due to injuries/transfers.

    4. Bun Rab L3D2
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      KWP. I like the way Southampton play atm and increased clean sheets and maybe a few assists for 4.5 is great for me.

  19. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Are Palace defenders not in real danger of getting a minus 1 with that defence?

    1. Blunder fc
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      I think we should be targeting their defence, it was very poor post lockdown with similar injury problems

      1. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Did poorly but have you checked the fixtures they had? Newcastle had sweet fixtures and conceded just one fewer and are down the crucial Dubravka.

    2. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Held Spurs to a comfortable 1-1 in the last serious match with exact same defence

      One weak link is Mitchell. Kouyate looks very solid there and is an international CB.

      Doubt I have is midfield. RH defence starts very much in midfield. If he really does switch formation then the midfield cover for defence is likely weaker as there'd be one fewer CDM than usual.

      Historically very solid against bottom 12 - 40-50% cs rate and very rarely get battered. One notable exception as Southampton at home last season.

    3. ivantys
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Nobody is picking their 4.5 defenders though it's just mitchell who is merely a bench folder most of the time.

      1. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Some people are starting Mitchell with man u on bench

        1. ivantys
          1 month, 19 days ago

          I'm benching him in week 1 as well. That's why I said nobody would be picking their 4.5 defender when there are others around.

  20. SJP08
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    1. How nailed on is C.Taylor?
    2. Who is more nailed on between A) Dier or b) Davies

  21. Inazuma X1
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    This season is absolute carnage. First Vinagre. Now Foden and Greenwood.

    Just gets better!

    1. ClassiX
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Only Vinagre was possibly playing in GW1. And neither Greenwood or Foden are nailed-on starters.

      1. Would Ed Woodward
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Out of interest, why do you think Greenwood isn't?

        1. Blunder fc
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Sancho transfer could well happen

          1. Would Ed Woodward
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 19 days ago

            Yeah, that would be the only reason why he's not, I've seen people that think he's a risk even if we don't sign Sancho which I can't understand.

        2. ClassiX
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Van de Beek could influence formation, is a proven player and has 5 years on Greenwood.

          1. Would Ed Woodward
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 19 days ago

            I disagree, our fullbacks aren't good enough going forward to make switching to a diamond worth it and I don't see any other way Greenwood drops out aside from Sancho, he's been great since he came into the side.

      2. ThisPostsOnFire
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Greenwood is absolutely nailed
        He's up against Dan James and Mata. He's nailed.
        Sancho is NOT happening.

        1. Inazuma X1
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Sancho is coming baby!

          1. JustSomeGuy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 19 days ago

            Agreed.

            Best odds you can get are 4/6 on Sancho joining united.

            United probably primed to buy him at whatever price, but holding out to try and get a discount.

        2. ClassiX
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          I disagree.

    2. ow00019
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      What have I missed about all 3 of those players?

      1. Blunder fc
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Wolves signed a full back, and greenwoood and foden got brought some girls back to their quarantine room on international duty

        1. ow00019
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          AHH. Thanks. Smart lads

  22. El Presidente
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Im going Salahless... what a feeling that is... so liberating!

    1. JustSomeGuy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Until he scores in the first 10 mins...

      Also strongly considering no Salah, TAA/Robo double instead.

      1. El Presidente
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Yes, Im defo considering the double up, but need to see them start first

        1. JustSomeGuy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 19 days ago

          If you don't start on the double, could be tough to fit them in after.

  23. ow00019
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Any idea why wolves,Fulham and both Manchester teams still don't appear to have played any friendlies?
    Seems really bizarre even in the circumstances and feels off-putting from a fantasy perspective

    1. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      The Mancs will have friendlies this weekend I would have thought. No idea re Fulham - they may have played some internal matches.

  24. TaiwanHC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    GTG?

    McCarthy
    TAA - Robertson - Taylor - Dallas - Johnson
    Salah - Auba - Barnes - Armstrong - Bissouma
    Werner - DCL - Adams

    0.5 ITB

    Thanks guys!

    1. trinzoo
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Barnes is nailed?

  25. MoSalalalalalalalalah
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Both Saka & Minamino are punts, but I'm undecided. Please help me. Thanks.

    A) Säiss + Saka
    B) Justin + Minamino

    Taking Minamino would mean I'm tripling up on Pool (Trent + Mane)

    1. Garlana
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      A for me

    2. kevchenko
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      A

      Both better.

    3. Bun Rab L3D2
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      A is prob better, more playing time, but I dont think much of either.

  26. Pia06rc
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Anyone keen on Wilson at Newcastle? What price you recon he will be, 6.5?

    1. Dr. Rog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      price will be 7 and i am keen but not straigtht away - there is an excellent block of fixtures for them around wks 10-14

      1. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Yep, noticed that too. Seems very probable I'll be picking up an ASM and/or WIlson on my GW10 WC

    2. Andy'81
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Give him a few GW's at least, he's had zero game time in Bournemouth's preseason so far, Andy Carroll still massive favorite to start against the Hammers.

  27. Talkaboutluck
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Decided to go Salah less. Lmk what you guys thank!

    Johnstone
    TAA Dier KWP Egan
    Auba Son JWP Barnes Mount
    Werner

    Button Martial Ferguson Brewster
    1.5m ITB

    Probably will do Mount and Auba to Havertz and KDB in W3

    1. ivantys
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Looks decent, I would change mount to zaha since he might not start or out of those 3 jwp, Barnes and mount try to downgrade one and upgrade the other, although I see nothing worth upgrading to.

  28. dshv
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Long term;

    1. Armstrong and soucek
    2. Bissouma and JWP
    3. Gime me other

    Really want southampton attacker ..
    Listen to you ..

    1. Bun Rab L3D2
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      1. I think the total combined score will beat 2.

    2. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      1 easily.

  29. LIARS POKER
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Which spurs pair?

    A) Doherty + Alli
    B) Dier + Son

    1. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 19 days ago

      A, I consider Alli a better option than Son and Doherty blows Dier out of the water

    2. Bun Rab L3D2
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      A edges it for me.

  30. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Alli at 8M could replace Ziyech but not sure if I want double Spurs attack and it means I have to lose Davies for Keane... though the latter is a decent replacement. If Rodriguez signs I've got a decision on my hands.