Scout Notes

Son scores from the spot as £4.0m FPL defender Johnson struggles in Hammers loss

We round off our coverage of Saturday’s pre-season friendlies with a look at how Tottenham Hotspur, West Ham United, Leeds United and Leicester City got on in their final warm-up matches before Gameweek 1.

Watford 2-1 Tottenham Hotspur

  • Goal: Son Heung-min (£9.0m)
  • Assist: Erik Lamela (£6.0m)

Son Heung-min (£9.0m) led the line and scored from the spot as Tottenham Hotspur rounded off their pre-season campaign with a defeat at recently relegated Watford.

With Harry Kane (£10.5m) away on international duty, the Korean was again given the nod to spearhead the Lilywhites’ attack in front of an attacking midfield trident of Erik Lamela (£6.0m), Dele Alli (£8.0m) and Lucas Moura (£7.0m) at Vicarage Road.

On paper, it seems that Lamela would be the placeholder for Kane, with Son moving back to the left flank, but the South Korea international has shone in pre-season in a central role and his energetic displays were in sharp contrast to the sluggish performance that Kane turned in for his country at the weekend.

The England striker has mitigating circumstances for his rustiness, of course, having been quarantined following a trip to the Bahamas, and even if half-fit, it’s difficult to see Jose Mourinho omitting him for the visit of Everton this weekend.

Son’s goal from 12 yards came after Lamela had been fouled and with Alli on the pitch, which, even if it is only a meaningless pre-season kickabout, may be an indication that the Korean is next in line in the penalty-taking pecking order whenever Kane is absent.

Alli had caught the eye in his first two pre-season starts, bagging a goal and two assists, but he was unable to replicate that form here, being moved into a deeper central midfield role in the second half as Tanguy Ndombele (£6.0m) was sacrificed for young winger Jack Clarke; Alli’s ball-playing skills perhaps required from deep as the two long-passing centre-backs – Eric Dier (£5.0m) and Toby Alderweireld (£5.5m) – were not on the pitch.

That’s not a position Fantasy managers want to see him in and it likely isn’t the plan long term but with Giovani Lo Celso (£7.0m) not featuring at all in pre-season, Harry Winks (£5.5m) withdrawing from the England squad because of injury and Ndombele locked in a never-ending battle to regain match-fitness, there is a lingering question over who gets the nod alongside midfield anchor Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg (£5.0m) in Gameweek 1.

Youngster Dennis Cirkin and Juan Foyth (£4.5m) both got 45 minutes at left-back in the absence of Ben Davies (£5.0m), who was away with Wales, while Serge Aurier (£5.5m) stepped into the void at right-back with Matt Doherty (£6.0m) and Gedson Fernandes (£5.0m) away on international duty.

None of the deputy full-backs turned in particularly convincing displays, with Cirkin giving away a converted penalty and Aurier’s distribution typically erratic, so there was little to worry prospective owners of Doherty and Davies.

Mourinho said after the game:

I would say that those are the positives, players who needed minutes had them, some players played 90 minutes. Also positive was that Watford took it very seriously. I liked that. They competed, they were aggressive, they made the game very hard, those are all positives.In the same way I wasn’t super-enthusiastic after winning three friendlies, wins that don’t give us any points, I’m not sad that we lost this one.

I said to the players at half-time, maybe in the Premier League if we are losing 2-0 at half-time, we have the second half to fight for the result. It was a game to give us minutes and a competitive mentality and I really liked the fact that in the last minute, we are fighting to try to score, and then Sonny makes a 100-metre sprint to stop the 3-1 on the counter-attack. So, overall, it was okay.

*With thanks to TopMarx for his observations

Tottenham Hotspur XI (4-2-3-1): Hart (Gazzaniga 46′); Aurier, Sanchez, Carter-Vickers, Cirkin (Foyth 46′); Ndombele (Clarke 46′), White (Bowden 81′); Lamela, Dele, Lucas; Son.

West Ham United 3-5 Bournemouth

  • Goals: Jarrod Bowen (£6.5m) x2, Felipe Anderson (£6.5m)
  • Assists: Josh Cullen x2, Robert Snodgrass (£6.0m)

A West Ham United side who have kept only two Premier League clean sheets since David Moyes took charge in January were again exposed on Saturday, this time by a team who have just dropped down to the Championship.

The alarm bells were ringing upon the release of the teamsheets as Moyes, without the unavailable and influential Tomas Soucek (£5.0m) and Declan Rice (£5.0m) due to their international commitments, opted to name the attack-minded Manuel Lanzini (£6.5m) and the ageing Mark Noble (£5.0m) in a two-man central midfield.

Noble was overrun and Lanzini lasted all of 32 minutes before limping off but they weren’t the only ones culpable, with the back four unconvincing as ever and back-up goalkeeper David Martin (£4.0m) not doing his future prospects any good.

In a possible blow to managers who were looking for playing defensive bench fodder, Ben Johnson (£4.0m) turned in such a poor performance that he was hooked for Ryan Fredericks (£4.5m) with less than half an hour gone, a withdrawal that can’t have done the youngster’s confidence any good.

The return of Rice especially (providing he isn’t sold) will add much-needed protection to the back four but the Hammers haven’t recorded a single shut-out in pre-season and, given the fixtures that are to come, few Fantasy managers will be interested anyway.

Goals at the other end have been flowing at least, with Jarrod Bowen (£6.5m) continuing his fine form with a brace on Saturday – both strikes being set up by Josh Cullen.

Encouragingly, Bowen was loitering around the six-yard box for each one and he took his tally to four goals in three warm-up matches with that double at the weekend.

Felipe Anderson (£6.5m) added a late consolation with a header from fellow substitute Robert Snodgrass‘s (£6.0m) corner.

Michail Antonio (£6.5m) didn’t get on the scoresheet, however, and one of the form FPL players of the post-restart era rounded off pre-season without a goal to his name.

Antonio was paired up front with Sebastien Haller (£6.5m) as Moyes plumped for a 4-4-2 but the recently reclassified forward saw little joy against the Cherries, eventually being replaced just after the hour mark.

West Ham United XI (4-4-2): Martin; Johnson (Fredericks 26), Diop, Ogbonna (Balbuena 63), Cresswell; Bowen (Masuaku 63), Noble (Wilshere 63), Lanzini (Cullen 32), Fornals (Snodgrass 82); Antonio (Felipe Anderson 63), Haller (Xande Silva 82).


Leeds United 3-1 Pacos de Ferreira

  • Goals: Pascal Struijk (£4.0m), Pablo Hernandez (£6.0m), Helder Costa (£5.5m) 
  • Assists: Barry Douglas (£4.0m), Patrick Bamford (£5.5m) x2

With at least half a dozen possible/probable starters away on international duty, including new signings Robin Koch (£4.5m) and Rodrigo (£6.0m), a patched-up Leeds United side saw off Portuguese outfit Pacos de Ferreira in their final warm-up match before Gameweek 1.

Two budget FPL defenders combined for the Whites’ opening strike, with Barry Douglas‘ (£4.0m) free-kick being nodded in by the ‘out of position’ (at least, in Fantasy terms) Pascal Struijk (£4.0m) two minutes after the visitors had gone in front.

Patrick Bamford (£5.5m) went on to claim a brace of assists after the break, first teeing up Pablo Hernandez (£6.0m) for a net-busting strike from distance and then providing a lofted through-ball for substitute Helder Costa (£5.5m) to convert.

The fluid 4-1-4-1/3-3-1-3 Bielsa set-up was again in evidence, with the hosts putting in an improved display after the interval and Hernandez looking more effective when moving into a central role from his original position on the right.

Douglas may well get the nod in Gameweek 1 if Bielsa opts to use Luke Ayling (£4.5m) at centre-half over new recruit Koch, although the longer-term prospects don’t look quite so positive for the bargain-bin defender.

Few will be wanting him to be anything other than emergency bench fodder this weekend anyway, given that reigning champions Liverpool are providing the opposition.

Leeds United XI (4-1-4-1/3-3-1-3): Casilla; Douglas, Ayling, Casey, Davis; Struijk; Hernandez (Gotts 73′), Shackleton, Roberts (Costa 45′), Harrison (Poveda 70′); Bamford (Cresswell 88′).

Leicester City 1-1 Blackburn Rovers

  • Goal: Daniel Amartey (£4.0m)
  • Assist: None

An under-strength Leicester City side drew their final warm-up match against Blackburn Rovers at the weekend, with only a handful of first-teamers featuring.

Harvey Barnes (£7.0m) and Demarai Gray (£5.5m) flanked Jamie Vardy (£10.0m) in a strong-ish looking three-man attack but there was little to report from the long-serving striker, who forced an early save from distance and then took one of his trademark tumbles in the opposition box without reward.

Ayoze Perez (£6.5m) chalked up his first pre-season minutes as a substitute but there was again no James Maddison (£7.0m), who looks to be a major doubt for Gameweek 1 given that he was only training in the ‘rehab gang’ with fellow absentee Ricardo Pereira (£6.0m) last week.

Daniel Amartey (£4.0m) made his return after a lengthy period on the sidelines, nodding home the Foxes’ only goal from a corner following a goalkeeping howler.

Wilfred Ndidi (£5.0m) was deployed as a centre-half for this one and it’ll be interesting to see if he is again given the nod alongside Caglar Soyuncu (£5.5m) in Gameweek 1, with Jonny Evans (£5.5m) suspended and Wes Morgan (£4.5m) nursing an injury – although Filip Benkovic (£4.5m) is a more natural fit and James Justin (£4.5m) could potentially deputise.

Brendan Rodgers has favoured a back four in pre-season over the wing-back system he ended 2019/20 with, although the knowledge that Evans will be suspended for Gameweeks 1-3 has perhaps forced the Leicester manager’s hand, given the lack of options at centre-half.

Leicester City XI (4-3-3): Stolarczyk; Daley-Campbell (Leshabela 84′), Ndidi (Amartey 62′), Knight (Johnson 62′), Thomas; Mendy, Choudhury, Dewsbury-Hall; Gray (Perez 71′), Vardy (Iheanacho 75′), Barnes (Albrighton 71′).

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2,395 Comments Post a Comment
  1. jam sandwich
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    please, please RMT

    Ryan - 4.0
    TAA - Taylor - Vinagre - KWP - 4.0
    Salah - Aubameyang - Son - ASM - Armstrong
    Werner - Jimenez - Brewster

    1. Berbs
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Close enough to template. Whether that's good is up to you.

      Some good picks and structure allows you to get most players pretty easily.

    2. Coys96
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      No clean sheets in GW2

      Nice midfield

      7.5/10

    3. GreennRed
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Have you money left in bank? Doesn't look like 100m. Good enough team. Would swap Davis for Brewster. Davis might get a point or two sporadically, not sure about Brewster. Not sure what St Max or Armstrong could bring more than downgrading one to a 4.5m mid, nailed and upgrading the other. Maybe upgrade Ryan.

    4. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Vinagre makes this 0/10

  2. QUEN
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 19 days ago

    When you write things down... I answered my own dilemma when writing this down

    1. Mane, Brewster, Mitchell
    2. Son, Adams/mitro, KWP + 1m itb

    Both 20.5m

    1. GreennRed
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      B with Mitro.

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

      1 is ugly 2 is cool

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

    Good evening
    Please RMT my team
    4 4 2
    Mccarthy
    TAA doherty egan Mitchell
    Salah auba son armstrong
    Virner mitro
    Sub
    nyland Taylor davis soucek
    1 m at bank
    Gw2 salah to Bruno
    Gw3 auba to pulisic
    Gw4 Bruno +son to salah +kdb
    Am afraid that doherty will be in competition with aureir

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

      Good team.

      Just an idea, I reckon Ramsdale & KWP has a higher ceiling than McCarthy & Egan

      And as much as I like to plan, yours is a bit rigid for me.

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

        I agree and they were involved in my first draft

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

    How is this for my latest 352 draft, any glaring weaknesses? Did some tinkering to beef up a def at least a little bit:

    McCarthy
    TAA/Davies/Egan
    Auba/Salah/Havertz/Alli/ASM
    Ings/Mitrovic

    Nyland/Taylor/Mitchell/Davis
    0.5 itb for Ings>Martial

    Cheers!

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

      I think Havertz won’t be rushed into the team straight away, so that’s £8.5m potentially sitting on the bench and I’m just not sure about Alli, he’s a bit of a bogey FPL player for me.

      What are your plans for Manchester players?

      1. Silecro
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Martial will be enough for me. Saving 0.5 for Ings to him.
        Kdb from gw3

        1. mrelpea
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Yep, I’ve got KDB coming in GW3

      2. Boo Ya Ka Sha
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        I see what you're saying, but I think Lamps with throw Werner and Havertz in at first to see how they perform. If they struggle, then perhaps he'll ease them in afterwards.

        1. mrelpea
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Tbf, I can see the temptation in wanting to have a go on the Ferrari you’ve just bought

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

      I’d go for Werner over Havertz for a Chelsea player

  5. TripleHHH
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 19 days ago

    RMT

    McCarthy (Ryan)
    TAA, Dier, KWP (Mitchell, Douglas)
    Auba, Salah, Saka, Alli (Stephens)
    Werner, Ings, Mitrovic

    Thoughts?

    1. MARVELLUS
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Actually I like this a lot. If you have a plan for Manchester players coming in.

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

        Cheers. Will see how first 2 games go before making a move but thinking auba/saka/alli are options to move out at that point

  6. hammersp2000
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    which spurs/ southampton combo?

    A) kane and JWP

    or

    B ) ings & Ali

    thanks

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

      B

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

      B

  7. Boo Ya Ka Sha
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Thoughts? Some players are a doubt for GW1, but I can live with that.

    McCarthy
    TAA, Doherty, 4.5 def
    Salah, Auba, Son, Havertz, Pereira
    DCL, Adams
    ( Nyland - Taylor, Ferguson, Davis)

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

      Not keen on the front 2 though DCL may flourish with the new signings I suppose.

      1. Boo Ya Ka Sha
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        yeah the team isn't flexible. I like DCL, but perhaps it's best to wait for him to show form, since he's the definition of a streaky player.

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

    Team is taking shape again but now trialing some different options.

    McCarthy Nyland
    TAA Dier KWP Justin Buur
    Auba Fernandes Son XX XX
    Werner Mitrovic XX

    A) Havertz Bissouma Adams
    B) ASM Soucek Ings
    C) Alli Soucek Adams

    B is template, schnemplate. Leaning A or C right now. If Soucek is available GW1 C will likely be what I do.

    1. Berbs
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      B is what I'd want but not sure if Havertz starts GW1 so probably B for me.

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

        The problem with B that I see is that it's much less flexible.

        If Greenwood, Foden, Havertz, Alli suddenly explode I'm really stuck.

        With B I only have Ings, Martial, Jimenez as realistic options around that price point. Also puts a lot of faith in ASM although Adams is a similar risk.

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

      I like A, but would go C to maximise chance of points off the bench (soucek over bissouma)

    3. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Nyland 3rd choice
      A from those, not convinced by ASM or Adams myself

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

        Do you know the actual order? I saw Nyland saved a penalty in a preseason game. Maybe that makes him the #1 until Heaton is back?

        1. The Suspended One
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Heaton clear #1 but steer was #2 until he got hurt and Nyland was poor, I think he’s hard pressed to see game time this year

    4. Boo Ya Ka Sha
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      A for sure. You think Dier is nailed?

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

        Yes. I do.

    5. Coys96
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      B but Soucek might not make gw1 - no point spending extra 0.5 if he doesnt make it

    6. mrelpea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      C

      I’m just not sure Havertz will start in GW1 and might take him a bit of time to acclimatise to the prem

    7. QUEN
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 19 days ago

      A or B

      A if havertz starts

    8. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      No Salah due to his poor pre-season form?

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

        Can't fit him in. Want Bruno as priority and unwilling to have Salah for one week because that 1.5m can be spread more effectively among the team.

    9. J ⚒ Salah & Vinagre
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      A

      Think Havertz will be ye star of the show.

  9. Berbs
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Rumours on twitter that Wolves are signing Telles, with Vinagre going the other way

    1. THE WERNER DELUSION
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Portuguese speaker box ticked

    2. Coys96
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Straight in my side if true

    3. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Any reputable sources?

      1. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        On Twitter? No lol

        1. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Plenty of journalists on there ourlad.

          1. The Suspended One
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            Tongue firmly in cheek 😉

            1. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 19 days ago

              Aha

    4. FPL Pillars
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Telles perma C

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

      who needs doherty if this is true

    6. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      this would be mental if true. Wolves snapping up legit quality players

  10. THE WERNER DELUSION
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    the suggestions on here are hilarious sometimes, especially RMT comments - do any of you purposefully give people bad advice in a feeble attempt to get some sort of an edge?

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

      Rude

    2. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Sometimes 🙂

      1. THE WERNER DELUSION
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        honest, like it 😀

    3. FPL Pillars
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      I was actually serious about Phil Jones as a great pick.

      1. THE WERNER DELUSION
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        😆

    4. Boo Ya Ka Sha
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      examples?

      1. THE WERNER DELUSION
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        wouldn't want to name names, look at the previous page for examples

  11. Coys96
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    1) Digne, 6.0 mid, Martial (1 premium mid, 3 premium attackers)
    2) Justin, Bruno, Mitrovic (2 premium mids, 2 premium attackers)

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

      That 6.0 mid is the kicker. And unfortunately I can't find anyone really good there. Theo Walcott beckons 😛

      1. Coys96
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Could get 7.0 if I downgrade my 5.5 to 4.5

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

          Don't like any of them either! Honestly, I don't like anyone below Mason Greenwood. There will be someone good from there but I'm just unconvinced to invest in that pool. Would rather have strikers like Adams, DCL, Antonio, Wood etc instead.

          1. Coys96
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            I can afford Greenwood actually!

            1. Coys96
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 19 days ago

              (If I downgrade M.Pereira to 4.5)

      2. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Why not Armstrong?

        1. Coys96
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Have him

          1. The Suspended One
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            Pereira worth a look

  12. Lanley Staurel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Not seeing much Robbo love in defence only TAA. Anyone going Robbo?

    1. Berbs
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Odd benching doesn't sit well with me, going VVD

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

      yep - taa robbo doherty

    3. Boo Ya Ka Sha
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      I don't like their odds of keeping a CS early on. I'll double up around Christmas.

  13. CloudSky
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Telles is a proper player. Magnificent signing for Wolves if true. Miles above Vinagre.

    1. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      What do they do with Jonny?

      1. THE WERNER DELUSION
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        RWB

        1. The Suspended One
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          I guess that works.. never seen him play there but no reason he couldnt

          1. THE WERNER DELUSION
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            right footed innit

            1. The Suspended One
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 19 days ago

              Yeah... sure is

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

        Jonny can play RB if I remember correctly from his earlier times. Otherwise, a decent backup. Can't see much more, as I don't think he can hold a candle to a player as good as Alex. Different league those two.

      3. GreennRed
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Contraception innit

    2. FPL Pillars
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      They’ll price at 6 IMO if he joins

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

        Can see it, yeah. 11 goals, 8 assists last season in 30 something games. That's borderline obscene.

        1. The Suspended One
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Yeah won’t be cheap

    3. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Telles to wolves? Can't see it surely not. United, Chelsea struggled to work deals for him before

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

        Mendes and Wolves. Easy.

      2. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Maybe Mendes putting pressure on United to pull the trigger

        10m + Vinagre would be good return at this stage in his career

      3. GreennRed
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Lampard or Solkjaer don't speak Portuguese.

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

        just have to use the jorge mendes power up

    4. TimoTime
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 19 days ago

      All I am seeing online are rumours his agent is in the UK sealing a deal for him to Man U, not Wolves?

      1. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        See above

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

    What price are people expecting james rodriguez to come in at?

    1. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      6.5-7 hopefully

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

        will be all over that if he's in at that price

        1. The Suspended One
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          I’m hopeful because the overall returns & price tag aren’t that high, if Kai is 8.5 he can’t be more than 7.5

    2. GreennRed
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      8-9m?

      1. Berbs
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        7-7.5

    3. Coys96
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      7.5

    4. An Púca
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Wouldn't go near him. Another Lamela in the Premiership

      1. GreennRed
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        That's unfair on The Lad Lamela.

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

        has a averaged roughly a goal involvement every 90 minutes every season since the 2014 world cup (admittedly with limited minutes sometimes), lamela had one good season at roma

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

      8m. He is quite an explosively good option when he's playing. Could be a nice differential in a few week's time.

    6. J ⚒ Salah & Vinagre
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Can’t believe this blokes still living off that wonder goal he scored in the World Cup!

      1. GreennRed
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        https://youtu.be/VxJeYY-VI-8

        Scillachi's being opening supermarkets for 30 years 😉

      2. Third Eye Vision
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        As Blunder said a few comments up, he’s posted really great stats since that World Cup, playing in the top leagues, albeit with reduced minutes in recent times, although that sometimes makes it harder to achieve consistently. Jury is out on how he’ll perform in the PL, but to write off his record shows a lack of knowledge.

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

    Over the season, who will score more Davies or ASM?

    Keep going between 433 and 343 formations...

    1. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Neither but Davies

    2. THE WERNER DELUSION
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      probably ASM, but I don't imagine many attacking returns for Davies

      1. GreennRed
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        St Max more nailed though. Was thinking if him and Wilson clicked could be a few handy priced points.

        1. THE WERNER DELUSION
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          yeah, I doubt Davies can get 130+

    3. Coys96
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      You won't keep them for the season so it doesn't matter.

      Good thing about ASM is that you can still have a 4.5 who can rotate with me and has a decent chance of CS. With Davies you have to have 4.5 mid who gets 1 or 2 points every week

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

        this is a really good point

  16. Fernando Torres
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Armstrong or Adams?

    1. Coys96
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Adams.... but Mitro & Armstrong looks good as Armstrong probably best 5.5 mid

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

      armstrong as there's better other striking options at 6ish than midfield options at 5.5ish

    3. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Adams is like King year
      You can't afford Wilson and you pick him.
      Go for arms

      1. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Yeah except king was on penos and nailed. Adams barely played last year; could take Shane long’s place; started as sub 2 of last 3 games, just happened to score a brace on the final day when Sheffield was on the beach

        1. The Suspended One
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Couldn’t take Shane longs place*

  17. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Just built a draft with Werner in for the first time, a 3-5-2 with Kane and Werner up front, not gonna lie it’s given me wood

    1. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Im trying to do this too... who are your midfield big hitters?

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Just Salah & Auba

    2. Warby84
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      The only reason I prefer Son/Werner is Son at 9m can be downgraded to a Havertz for example...

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Yeah I hear ya, worried about going with no Chelsea...

    3. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Chris Wood?

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Haha

        1. MosF94
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 19 days ago

          That would be a genuinely strong front 3 tbf!

  18. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Some interesting signings by Sheffield United. Bogle at rb with 16 assists overall in the last 2 seasons in the championship. Ampadu also looks good, looks to be highly promising. Really adding quality to the defence.

    1. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Needed more solutions on that bench, now just need that Brewster loan

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

    ramsdale
    taa robbo doherty vinagre (lascelles if sold)
    auba son barnes
    jiminez werner adams

    Any changes / thoughts? thanjs

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

      would go ings or try and stretch to vardy over jimenez for the first two weeks, otherwise like it

  20. The Suspended One
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Hmmm

    Ampadu looks like the real steal. The 19-year-old spent last season on loan at RB Leipzig but will now get crucial Premier League experience with Sheffield United. The Welsh international can play in defense and midfield and is expected to compete for a starting role under Chris Wilder. Said the manager: "Ethan is an outstanding young player for Chelsea, and we've worked really hard to get his signature for the season. We need to thank Frank Lampard and the people at Chelsea for helping making this happen. We've got a good relationship with them and they know we're going to take good care of him. It's an important season for Ethan and playing in the Premier League for us is a good move for everyone. He brings a lot of qualities to the group and he's someone we've tracked for two or three seasons."

    OOP Def MF would be interesting

    1. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      That's some chunk of text.

      1. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        The wilder quote is encouraging

    2. THE WERNER DELUSION
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      the CCB and DM roles in that team won't produce many attacking returns, but as the RCB and RWB he could be an option yeah - guess he'll be 4.5 and an injury away from starting at first

      1. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        We’d all be buying a nailed 4.5 oop ampadu at Sheffield

        1. THE WERNER DELUSION
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          I'd be buying a nailed 4.5 non-oop Jack Robinson tbh

          1. The Suspended One
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            Right!

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

    RMT please
    Backing big at the back and Single super premium rotation for captaincy

    McCarthy (Steer / Nyland)
    TAA Robbo Tierney Doherty (Ferguson)
    Auba(C) Son Armstrong Soucek (Foden)
    Werner Ings (Davis)

    Ings to Martial GW2

  22. Humbuk
    1 month, 19 days ago

    RMT

    McCarthy
    TAA, Vinagre, KWP
    Auba Mane(Salah), Soueck, ASM
    Vardy, Werner, Ayew

    Ryan, JWP, Lampety, Mitchell

    GK rotation based on fixtures.

    Gameweek 2- Auba for KDB

    Don't really know what to do after that

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

      need to ditch vinagre looking at today's wolves news. Would also wait till gw3 for auba to kdb ( auba has whu, kdb has wolves gw2)

      1. Humbuk
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Who's replacing Vinagre at 4.5 then?

        1. Jonnyb40
          1 month, 19 days ago

          KWP imo, or Taylor

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

          nothing special but looks like he's 2nd choice or leaving the club. Could punt on one of the leeds fulbacks as presume you'll play lampety some of the time. Or use vardy to ings to upgrade

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

    Thoughts?

    McCarthy Nyland
    TAA Doherty Tierney Taylor Mitchell
    Auba Alli Greenwood Armstrong Soucek
    Kane Werner Mitrovic

  24. Jonnyb40
    1 month, 19 days ago

    ASM or Armstrong?

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

      Arm if you haven't got Ings

    2. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      No one can tell me why Armstrong is a bad pick..

      1. Jonnyb40
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Cheers, don't have ings but have adams

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

          I wouldn't double up on saints attack

        2. The Suspended One
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          I would have both

          1. The Suspended One
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            Wouldn’t *

            I like Armstrong over Adams

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

        he's a really good pick

    3. Mino Raiola
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Saint

      1. Jonnyb40
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Cheers for the comments, not sure what to do haha

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

    RMT please 🙂

    McCarthy - Steer
    Egan - Justin - KWP - Targett - Mitchell
    Mane - Aubameyang - Son - ASM - Gordon
    Firmino - Richarlison - Ings

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

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

      I prefer Dcl than richa and why firmino?

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

        See the plan

        Only for 1 gw

        Good game vs Leeds

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

          still a no from me.
          Bobby is not an fpl player

    2. Mino Raiola
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Like it! Wouldn't start with firmino tho. Werner/Vardy??

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

        I of course can. Let’s see

    3. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Justin a ft waiting to happen
      Rich terrible imho
      Just start with martial and save the ft; Firmino is a poor bet to score
      Don’t like planning to wc week 4

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

        Take a look at my plan

        WC in gw 4. Justin should be good till then.

        Rich is having a good preseason and we all know he has pedigree. I’m keeping faith.

        Cheers

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

    McCarthy
    TAA,Dier,Saiss,KWP
    Salah,Auba,ASM,Armstrong
    Werner,Mitrovic

    Fabri, Mitchell, Davis, Bruno

    Bruno to slot in gw2 from the bench

    Is this team still good to go? Haven’t been able to check everything recently

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

      gtg

    2. Mino Raiola
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Good, but personally is not fan of starting 10+million on the bench. Imean bruno might be good, but you still waste a potential big score from players like eg. son/Vardy+++

  27. Mino Raiola
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Please RMT xo

    McCarty
    TAA, Dier, KWP, Justin, Mitchell
    Auba(C), Salah, Son
    Werner, Vardy

    Steer, Bissouma, Stephens, Brewster

    Don't feel confident in any 6-7-8m range in forward or mid, and would like to be able to get in some of the manchester players in the next few game weeks, and strangely enough like the flexibility this unbalanced team gives me...

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

      double up on saints defence?
      Not sure

      1. Mino Raiola
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Agree! Please give me a better suggestion at 4,5 ! Feel there is a lot of uncertenties in that price bracket...

        1. Warby84
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Ryan in goal?

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

          Its a tough one.
          I have only a 4.5 defender and that's kwp but I have ramsdale in goal

        3. Mino Raiola
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Tnx both

  28. Gatekeeper22
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Kane & zaha or
    Werner & ali

    1. Mino Raiola
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Werner and son. Got to be. Alli MIGHT pop, but I wouldn't bet on it personally. GL

      1. Gatekeeper22
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Cheers but son 1 mil more!

        1. Mino Raiola
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Iknow, it's tight:)

  29. Warby84
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Surely Ward-prowse over Armstrong, especially with quality set piece threat??

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Definitely for me

    2. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      You want the guy getting in the box and shooting or the guy on set pieces? JWP better irl Armstrong in FF for me

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

      armstrong's stats and points per minute are alot better, just depends how many minutes he plays. JWP plays every 90 minutes but scores alot less often

      1. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        They were playing 3 times a week and Ralph said he wanted to avoid soft tissue injuries that had plagued him; I can’t see him missing many games when they are a week apart

  30. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Different positions I know, but if you had to choose?

    A) Werner & JWP/Pereira
    B) Son & Doherty

    Thanks

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

      B

    2. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      A

    3. THE WERNER DELUSION
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      I'd bet quite a lot on B winning