Scout Notes

Willian dominates in Aubameyang’s first game as FPL midfielder

FULHAM 0-3 ARSENAL

  • Goals: Alexandre Lacazette (£8.5m), Gabriel (£5.0m), Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£12.0m)
  • Assists: Willian x3 (£8.0m)
  • Bonus: Gabriel x3, Willian x2, Lacazette x1

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£12.0m) delivered for his legion of FPL owners with a second-half strike in Arsenal’s Gameweek 1 3-0 win at Fulham.

Despite a quiet first half, the premium midfielder curled home a goal very reminiscent of the strike he netted against Liverpool in the Community Shield last month.

Crucially, it was Aubameyang’s switch in position that made his Gameweek 1 outing satisfactory for his 1.5 million captainers. A combination of a goal and yellow card would have made for just five points last season, but reclassified, it afforded him a total of seven, considering Arsenal kept a clean sheet.

There was some concern over Aubameyang’s positioning in the opening period, which saw him operating rather wide and tracking back a lot. Aubameyang’s defensive duties were a far from ideal development, not just because it initially limited his attacking threat but also because it meant he had to make several “forward’s challenges” on the opposition, earning him a first-half yellow card.

Furthermore, Aubameyang’s opening day goal was severely overshadowed by a surprise monster haul from new signing Willian (£8.0m), who is surely set to become the bandwagon midfielder for Gameweek 2.

The former Chelsea man was not even expected to start at Fulham, having missed most of Arsenal’s pre-season campaign. But he came straight into the side, displacing the in-form Bukayo Saka (£5.5m) and registering a hat-trick of assists. It could have been an even bigger haul for Willian, who hit the post with a free-kick in the 27th minute.

Alexandre Lacazette (£8.5m) was another unexpected starter, at the expense of Eddie Nketiah (£6.0m), and he opened the season’s scoring in scruffy style. The Frenchman tapped home after Marek Rodak (£4.5m) saved an effort from Willian.

“[Lacazette] is in my plans. He is a player that I like a lot. But he has Eddie [Nketiah] on his back, or next to him I would say, he’s gonna push him and whoever is in better shape is going to play. The same for the rest of the team.” – Mikel Arteta

“It was the best way to start the season. We wanted to win and have a clean sheet and respect what the coach wanted. Everyone is happy. He wants us to be perfect. We worked in the week for this kind of game. We have a lot of big ambitions. I want to help the team to be on top, I know it is my job. I am really happy [at Arsenal]. It is only the press and other people that say I am not. I want to play and win titles. We want to be aggressive with and without the ball and improve every aspect of our game.” – Alexandre Lacazette

Willian was again the provider at the beginning of the second half, with centre-half debutant Gabriel (£5.0m) heading home his corner.

And he bagged a hat-trick of assists when Aubameyang converted his cross-field pass in the second half, the premium midfielder cutting inside Denis Odoi and curling home.

“With Willian I knew the performance would come straight away.” – Mikel Arteta

As a result, Fantasy managers are targeting Fulham’s defence for attacking returns moving forward. They face Leeds next, who exploited Liverpool’s well-documented ongoing defensive issues at Anfield on Saturday afternoon.

Despite impressing with the ball in spells, the Cottagers were suspect in defence at Saturday lunch-time. There was too much space afforded to an unmarked Lacazette for the first goal, Gabriel rose unchallenged in the box for the second and Aubameyang found it too easy to cut inside the right-back for the third.

Michael Hector (£4.5m) denied the FPL midfielder a brace by clearing an Aubameyang shot off the line in the 79th minute, as the Cottagers struggled to keep the scoreline respectable.

Reflecting on a tough opening day for his side, Scott Parker told the BBC:

The big lesson today is to understand the fine margins in this division mean you can get punished. At this level you have to be clinical and make teams pay and on the flip side the first time they get in our box and they score. I didn’t like the second half as much. The second goal was a poor goal. At that moment we have to understand how crucial it is and I felt we were a little bit weak and accepted it. When you are a team like us that has come from the Championship you can’t let defeat after defeat really cripple you. We are going to lose more than we win but as a team you have to keep learning and developing. It has been a quick turnaround for us. We have brought players in that will improve us and hopefully there will be more. We need to get them up to speed quickly. Set plays are vitally important. We looked a little accepting. There is a realism here. Teams that struggle in this league are teams that let things get to them. We may lose two or three on the bounce, the important thing is to not let defeats get to you.” – Scott Parker

Arsenal admittedly almost conceded instantly after an early error from Gabriel, who had not played a competitive match since March. The defender allowed an Ainsley Maitland-Niles (£5.0m) back-pass to go by him, which nearly saw Aboubakar Kamara (£5.0m) get on the scoresheet but the FPL midfielder was denied by quick reactions from Bernd Leno (£5.0m).

However, beyond that, it was a relatively routine clean sheet for the Gunners as Arteta continues to transform them at both ends of the field.

While Gabriel will take plenty of headlines for his goal, Arsenal’s shut-out was, in part, earned in no small part by Rob Holding (£4.5m), who operated on the right-hand side of Arteta’s back three and is looking increasingly comfortable there. On the defender and defensive midfield team-mate Mohamed Elneny (unpriced), the Arsenal manager told BT Sport:

“Elneny is a player who has been excellent in training from day one. He’s a player I know well, having played with him. Rob (Holding) is another one is exactly the sort of player we want at the football club. He had a difficult time but he worked really hard in training. He’s playing really well.” – Mikel Arteta

There remains one slight caveat with Arsenal’s defence moving into Gameweek 2. While they were assured at Craven Cottage, Fulham did not offer very much going forward. It was Kamara who started up front for the hosts as popular FPL asset Aleksansdar Mitrovic (£6.0m) found himself on the bench following a slight injury from international duty.

Fulham XI (4-2-3-1): Rodak; Bryan, Ream, Hector, Odoi; Reed, Cairney; Cavaleiro, Onomah (De Cordova-Reid 75′), Kebano (Anguissa 63′); Kamara (Mitrovic 63′).

Arsenal XI (3-4-3): Leno; Tierney, Gabriel, Holding; Maitland-Niles, Xhaka (Ceballos 79′), Elneny, Bellerin; Aubameyang, Lacazette (Nketiah 87′), Willian (Pepe 75′).

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1,955 Comments Post a Comment
  1. BRKFCTrueRover 42
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    60 from 6 what a crap start.

    1. HollywoodXI
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      🙂 61 from 7 here.

    2. Bobby Digital
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Wind me up baby

    3. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      That's good!!

      1. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        He knows.

    4. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Season over

    5. ljuta zena
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      51 from 4

    6. Forza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      That's awful. Since I'm feeling charitable, let's swap teams and I'll take the burden.

    7. Stram Dunk
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Chill out

    8. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Lel

    9. Stram Dunk
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 13 days ago

      62 from 6

  2. Littlefish92
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    If you need to downgrade one of these who would be so I could get Wilson for Mitrović ?
    A. Egan

    B. DCL

    C. ASM

    1. The Rock
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      It' only been 1 week. I think I would give it some more time. Mitro will start next week.

      Certainly not worth a hit.

  3. Locarno
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Mitro will start next week. And probably score. He's still a good bet at the price.

    1. thepuntmaster
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Looked alright when he came on and will surely start next week. Got him in for the fixtures coming up, didn't expect much vs Arsenal anyway. No need to kneejerk on him.

    2. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Patience, as long as he starts

    3. Stram Dunk
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Patience young padawan

    4. Gnu
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Hello stranger.

  4. lordkippe
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    I am fairly happy with 47 points. Got Davies, Son, DCL & Werner to go.

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Exact the same point with Egan Davies Alli DCL & Werner left

  5. Kudo Warrior
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    any price rises tonight?

    1. Bury94
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Going off FPL Statistics it looks unlikely but I don't know if it's accurate at the start of a season

  6. Jdpz
      1 month, 13 days ago

      why are people selling Son?

      1. Locarno
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Because they're idiots.

        1. Optimus.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Long time no see bud

          1. Locarno
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            Yeah. Turns out I had a life. Who knew? 🙂

            1. Optimus.
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 13 days ago

              😀
              Remember Drenthe (c)? I do sadly

              1. Nightcrawler
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 13 days ago

                Lol people actually captained that joker

                1. Optimus.
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 13 days ago

                  the scars cut deep

              2. Locarno
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 13 days ago

                That's why I never come on here. Every two years, I make one post, and some clown says "remember Drenthe (c)?" 🙂

                1. Optimus.
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 13 days ago

                  Clowns are funny though, I'm no clown 😐

                  1. Gnu
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 11 Years
                    1 month, 13 days ago

                    You're not but I'm still going to call you Spanky after this weeks H2H 🙂

                    1. Optimus.
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      1 month, 13 days ago

                      you are going to be eating humble pie after Justin hattrick

                      1. Gnu
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 11 Years
                        1 month, 13 days ago

                        Oh no, do you have Justin!!!!!

                        1. Optimus.
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 9 Years
                          1 month, 13 days ago

                          Yeah blud 😉

      2. Peter Ouch
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        They want a daughter

      3. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Placeholder. See how tomorrow goes.

      4. Amey
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Not needed

      5. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Funding United's players

    • Bielsa's Blue Bucket
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Cocky Salah captainers, and there are plenty of you around. The leeds back 4 have never played together before today and all 4 goals came from set pieces. Pool were wasteful up front but count yourselves very very fortunate to have that haul tonight because he wasn't great again.
      I'm not salty about the result, we were brilliant as I knew we would be but I am salty about a dirty undeserved hat trick

      1. Ser Davos
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        White and Cooper combo would've been interesting

        I would play Ayling with Cooper, Dallas RB and Alioski at LB maybe

      2. Peter Ouch
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        you didn't watch the game, right?
        Salah looked so sharp.
        Hat trick came with 2 pens but his performance was impressive.

        If Leeds back 4 never played together it's their problem not Salah's.

        1. Licky
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Yep, from what i watched he was very good, turned his man inside out time and time again, and his open play goal was very well taken.

      3. tm370
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        How wasn't Salah great? He played superbly. Did you even match the game?

      4. ivantys
          1 month, 13 days ago

          First penalty was dumb, the west ham one wasn't given why the double standards

        • Nightcrawler
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Salah created the most chances in the game

          On another he would have had a hat trick of assisist

        • DARE TO BISCAN
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          If Pool were 'wasteful up front', imagine how good he'll be when they're not.

        • JOELIO8701
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Troll much?

        • Pat Bonner
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Salah was impressive and could’ve scored more

        • Leeroy357
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          9 shots, 4 key passes. Nothing lucky about it.
          Maybe against a full strength defence he doesn't get 3, but can only beat the team put infront of you and salah carried Liverpool to a win the other 10 players didn't deserve

      5. Ser Davos
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Do you agree with Souness on Noble's comments?

      6. mgilbert86
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        captain is so overpowered, it literally makes or breaks your gameweek

        1. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Think I scored the lowest here for captain last season.

          1. Daniel - Go Granville
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            Yeah. Last year I tried to cover popular captains as much as possible every week and it worked. This year have decided to gamble on 1 GW and it backfired. Almost quarter of your pts come from your captain. Unless he blanks I think we should be happy. Having 30 successful captains is top 10K practically guaranteed

        2. Locarno
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          There speaks a non-Salah captainer. But you're dead right. It's a killer.

          1. mgilbert86
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            i did captain salah, just aware of how bad the rest of my team was

            1. Nightcrawler
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 13 days ago

              Same. Its so bad im considering wcing even with 64 from 8

        3. Babelcopter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Yeah they need to do something about it!

        4. tm370
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          I was on the right side of it today but agree. I would much prefer the game without it - really adds to the stress.

        5. It’s gonna Ben Mee
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          FPL is pretty much “pick the player who you think will score the most” with some added bonus from the 10 other players.

        6. Nightcrawler
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 13 days ago

          That is what makes players like salah worth their money

          auba doesnt do nuch double digit hauls on the other hand

        7. Peter Ouch
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          You can have Salah twice in a week.
          Why don't you choose it? 😉

      7. Ramsays Raw Steak
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Wtf how is everyone on 60

        1. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Salah = 40 for plenty.

        2. Peter Ouch
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          40 from Mo.

        3. Amey
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Not everyone.

      8. tm370
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        FFS people like this: https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/2020/09/12/mitrovic-on-fulham-bench-as-aubameyang-starts-for-arsenal/?hc_page=11&hc_sort_by=comment_date#hc_comment_22395528

        There is a strange type on this forum who make definitive claims and laud themselves if they come off but go missing when the reverse happens...

        1. Nightcrawler
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 13 days ago

          It was reverse jinx. Poor guy diesnt even have salah let it go

          1. tm370
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            Or Auba...

            No time for trolls.

            1. Nightcrawler
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 13 days ago

              He has auba. Captained him

              1. Nightcrawler
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 13 days ago

                Hence the "reverse jinx" attempt

                1. tm370
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 13 days ago

                  This - he was just trolling.

                2. Nightcrawler
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 13 days ago

                  Ok was just going by his comments. Brutal start

        2. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          At least he finished 16th one season.

      9. Zim0
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Is jeff hendrick actually any good or was this a debut fluke

        1. Peter Ouch
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Nest return on boxing day

          1. Zim0
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            Haha alright

        2. tm370
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Fluke

          1. Zim0
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            Thanks

        3. Dr. Rog
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          reminds me of the neves return on the first day a couple of seasons back

          1. Cynical
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            Or xhaka

      10. Totalfootball
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Any players that may rise tonight ?

        1. Amey
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Won't bother unless on WC

        2. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          no

        3. Daniel - Go Granville
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          I think not. Usually it takes 2-4 days. As I recall the 3rd day we get the first price change most often

          1. Totalfootball
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            Thnx!

        4. Dr. Rog
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Monday night probably. for some price falls, maybe 1 riser.

          1. Totalfootball
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            Thnx guys!

      11. Little Red Lacazette
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Captain Bruno or Auba next GW?

        1. Peter Ouch
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Auba.
          West ham are shambles

          1. Daniel - Go Granville
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            I've changed couple of times on this. Auba was great today. Bruno needs penalty however on the other hand captaining Bruno is a chance to get back at Salah captains this week

            1. Peter Ouch
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 13 days ago

              You early to chase.
              It's not good to go against the best C option.
              You see what happened today

              1. Daniel - Go Granville
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 13 days ago

                Yeah today Liverpool got 2 penalties. You can't predict penalties. Your point.?

                1. Peter Ouch
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 13 days ago

                  Salah looks amazing
                  Forget the penalties

        2. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Auba easily

        3. Dr. Rog
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Auba all day long.

          1. tm370
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            Auba for me

        4. Locarno
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Auba. He has to score against that West Ham shower.

          1. Daniel - Go Granville
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            It's because you dont have Bruno

        5. Little Red Lacazette
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Cheers all.

      12. Dr. Rog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Wk2 team

        McCarthy 4
        TAA Ayling Justin James (Buur)
        Auba(c) Bruno Kai Soucek (Biss)
        Werner Martial DCL

        Any early thoughts on the benching decision - James (LIV) vs Soucek (ars)

        1. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Play Soucek

      13. fcsaltyballs
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        McCarthy
        TAA Egan Davies Justin
        Salah Aubameyang Son ASM
        Werner Ings

        Button Mitchell Bissouma Brewster

        0.0 itb, 1FT

        What to do here for GW2, but stuck ?!

        1. acesingh
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Save?

        2. DARE TO BISCAN
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          I have almost identical, but left 0.5 for Ings to Tony.
          I guess, just see how Spurs do. If they're okay - save. Or, wait on injury news.

          1. fcsaltyballs
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            Yes I did do that initially but could decide between Egan and Davies so upgraded Vinagre / KWP to 5.0

            But yes probably wise to just let the GW play out first, thanks

        3. The Knights Template
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Nothing, Sir FCSaltyBalls! Save your trade.

          1. fcsaltyballs
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            Orders from Kings Landing, thank you

      14. Champ
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        My cookies must have saved my old FPL id from last season on live FPL. Now linked to another team. Almost got a coronary

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Lol better or worse?

      15. Daniel - Go Granville
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Do we need all 3: Salah KDB Bruno? They all look like will get 200 pts and will be massively owned too. Set and forget ? Like in the Gerrard, Lampard and Ronaldo era? The new wholly trinity?

        1. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          2 FTs from that. Way too early.

          1. Daniel - Go Granville
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            Well from GW 3 or 4 ?

        2. Dr. Rog
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          well first of all Sterling > KdB

          after that, no. these players are not worth 10.5+ unless you captain them regularly. having 3 is too many, maybe later on in the season when you have the funds but right now its not the value play.

          have 2 so that you can cover captaincy

          1. Daniel - Go Granville
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            Sterling is not reliable captain so I disagree

            1. tm370
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 13 days ago

              KDB over Sterling for me too. More consistent and may well be on pens. Plus his score last season....

              I want Bruno but he hasn't proved his worth over the long term yet. I could see KDB, Salah, and Havertz/Pulisic being the better balanced play with Bruno in for good fixture runs. But if United keep getting pens...

              1. Dr. Rog
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 13 days ago

                you are playing last seasons game.
                KdB is an 11.5m player, Sterling can be a 14m player - thats the difference.

            2. Pat Bonner
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 13 days ago

              Sterling looks ideal for captain against Leeds in gw4

        3. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 13 days ago

          2 out of 3 ain't bad

          Rather think 200 points is a low bench mark given `Ings and Jim got there last season. 250 will be needed for value

          1. Daniel - Go Granville
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            But which 2? I think this decision will be decisive this season

            1. pingissimus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 13 days ago

              The cheaper 2

              It won't always be Mo and there won't always be 2 pens. The next haul could well be Mane - they essentially never haul together and for 18 moths they've shared equally. Only difference is Mo goes bigger

              He's great when he's hot so you ride the streak and then get one of the others in.

            2. Ser Davos
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 13 days ago

              Thing is, Sterling had just scored a hat trick GW1. Seemed destined for 30 goals and 15 assists. Was hopeless till the Restart

        4. Jullepuu
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Salah, KDB and Martial is enough for me

      16. It’s gonna Ben Mee
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Play one next GW:

        A) Justin (BUR)
        B) Lamptey (new)

        1. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Potter will probably decide for you - so need to worry 🙂

          1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            And if he plays Lamptey?

            1. pingissimus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 13 days ago

              Justin for my money

              Leicester defence held up well in benign fixtures in restart apart from Bournemouth melt down

              Lamptey though has the upside. Potter isn't the type to chase a cs is what sways it for me

        2. Hart-ake
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Justin.

      17. acesingh
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        It feels very much like last season ... the second most popular captain pick scored a hatrick and got 20pts although he failed to impress .... now watch him blank the next few

        - with love
        Salty non Salah owner

        1. Nightcrawler
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 13 days ago

          "Altho he failed to impress" haha serious? Best player in the pitch created the most chances as well

        2. Daniel - Go Granville
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Salah is not Sterling. Btw I captained Sterling for the 20 pts haul in GW 1 last year. Now I am playing ketchup hahaha

        3. ZimZalabim
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          if u think he failed to impress u didnt watch the game

          he looked electric

        4. It’s gonna Ben Mee
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          He won’t. Looks like he’s back at his very best.

          1. Daniel - Go Granville
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            He had 9 shots. Stop it. I don't own him but not saying this

        5. tm370
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          You clearly didnt watch the game.

          And if he does blank next GW, so what? I/others were not owning for Chelsea away but for Leeds at home.

          His home form is scary and his away form average.

      18. Hybrid.power
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Now the inevitable annoyance that I didn't make a plan to get in a United player for next week.

      19. Destroyer of teams
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Scores please, i was lucky to have Salah Captain but feel I flopped after that. 60points with 5 to play. Not good when you think Salah is 40 of that

        1. Nightcrawler
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Im on 64 from 3 but 2 of those 3 are big hitters

        2. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          It's a good score.

        3. Chucky
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          63 with 3 left.

        4. Dr. Rog
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          not many got returns today. in terms of players of interest to template teams - only Salah, Auba, Wilson and Mitchell

        5. Pat Bonner
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Not good!?

          1. Daniel - Go Granville
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            He knows, he is fishing you guys

            1. Destroyer of teams
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 13 days ago

              All I got was Auba, Salah and Wilson. Everyone else flopped. Could of gone VVD like I almost did or Willian but pier pressure lol

      20. Pep Roulette
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        62 from 7 players.

        Happy with that but the real test lies ahead! Barnes, Alli, DCL & Havertz to go! Worried about all of them!

      21. BigBillyBass
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Trent out the easiest transfer this season?

        1. Ramsays Raw Steak
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Yeah more points for us

        2. Locarno
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Yeah, get rid of arguably the FF game's best player in terms of points per cost. Genius.

        3. Alexis Nonsense
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          I remember last time I did just that

          he got the biggest haul of a defender in fpl history gw after

      22. Hart-ake
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        What are Nketiah owners doing? I think I'm holding for WHam. Sounds like he is in rotation with Laca.

      23. KICKandRUSH
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Any prices rising tonight?

        1. Daniel - Go Granville
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          No

        2. Pat Bonner
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Unlikely but no one knows the thresholds this season

      24. Totti
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        i'm 55 with 5 to go and unfortunately mitchel first on the bench

        is this a good start as i see many peoples here from 65 to 70

        1. Pat Bonner
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Relax, it’s half way through gw1. You’re on for a good week

          1. Totti
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            i hope so mate
            good luck to you too
            hope you had a nice score today 🙂

        2. Major League Shocker
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 13 days ago

          It's mostly just the Salah cappers posting their scores. They'll have their bad days.

          1. Totti
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            lol
            it seems like that 🙂

      25. camarozz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Told ya Salah was crap.

        1. Ramsays Raw Steak
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          For 12m
          Pretty crappy

      26. Pat Bonner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Costa looks decent for Leeds. 5.5m option

        1. Locarno
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Quality player when he can be bothered.

      27. Noah’s Ark
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        If Werner does well should we captain against that leaky Liverpool defence 😉

        1. Ramsays Raw Steak
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          No

          1. Noah’s Ark
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            I just wanted to call the pool defence leaky tbh