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

    It doesnt matter if you end up with 40 or 80
    Its a marathon not a 100m

    1. Greasy Grealish Gang
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 13 days ago

      I had a poor day as well 😉

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

      Celebrate the good days because there will be plenty of bad ones. I’m guessing you had a bad one lol

  2. ivantys
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Next week's meta captain still auba?

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

        Against west ham at home?
        Sure

    • Tony Martial
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Havertz and Ings to DCL and Bruno is the easiest transfer I’ll ever make right?

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

        Wait for the Havertz brace atleast

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

          This

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

        Hahaha just love the question mark. 😉

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

        Yeah, wait for Havertz to play at least.

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

        Whats wrong with Havertz? Is he injured or something?

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

        Eh?

        Why?

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

        Not really? Ings is better than DCL and Havertz could be great

      7. The Son-dance Kid
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Starting GW1 with Havertz and then getting rid of him before he's played is sheer madness

    • Real Socialad
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 13 days ago

      I know its only one week but I'm really happy with my current rank. Will probably drop as most of my team has played but my first weeks are consistently awful so to be near the top 100k at the moment is very nice!

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

        Nice to get off to a good start. Well played!

      2. The Son-dance Kid
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        A GW captained hattrick will do that to ya!

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

      I think saints were really good today.
      Decent connection om the front and unlucky not to score against a team that defended so tight.
      Armstrong will add more to this attack.

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

        I think they will do well long term. I'm not sure about Adams but Ings will surely score well again.

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

        Adams was unlucky. Guaita made a good save from him

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

        They were fine

        Posted this a few times but Palace have averaged well under a goal at home to non top 8 for two seasons now and have well over 50% cs in that time too.

        Selling Ings or Adams on that is curious to say the least.

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

      Why are some talking like Salah did not play well today? I guess they didnt watch the match? He was fantastic and looked much better than in the charity shield/much of the post-lockdown period.

      1. L S P
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Regret

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

        He looked great, the change of direction to beat a man and he was even passing it to mane!

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

          I know - sometimes I think they don't get along! The counter attack with the quick interchange with Mane was lovely. Very dangerous dribbling too.

          Really looking forward to Chelsea Liverpool next week.

      3. Takedog1
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Salah was immense today. Salty non salah owners

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

        Non-buyers remorse causing too much sodium chloride production.

      5. Ask Yourself
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Was set on selling him this week and abandoning on early WC, not so sure now

    • Flynny
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      1mitb. Original plan was salah and antonio to bruno and martial - 4.

      Do I stick with that? ...think I'm gonna risk it....

      Mccarthy (sterr)
      Taa Davies Shaw (vinagre ferguson)
      Salah auba havertz asm (biss)
      Werner antonio Adams

      Thanks

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

        It's hard losing Salah after that... You could just go Antonio to Calvert-Lewin or Wilson. But that said, I'm sure Bruno and Martial will score well going forward.

      2. Karan14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Think I'm going to stick with the plan.

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

          Brave one Karan. I am monitoring

          1. Karan14
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            Punted on both Ings & Adams don't think I can have both so Salah & Ings to Martial & Bruno looks likely. Will free up 1m for other upgrades or could keep it to get Salah back later.

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

            Me too....fortune favours the brave....Good luck

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

        Wait for the rest of the games at least. Don’t want to have to take a -8 if there’s an injury

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

        Salah got his points from penalties that won’t happen every week

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

          Yes. He gets lots of other opportunities, as well.

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

            As a non owner I’ll keep telling myself it’s all due to the penalties XD

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

      Ok, this question is getting asked for so many times. I'll try to answer it and feel free to upvote and send lads to this link when they ask again:

      Whether there will be price changes tonight?

      Playing the game for 11 seasons and I don't recall price changes the first evening after the game has opened. Usually it takes 2-4 days.

      At the start it's a guessing game for everyone, price predictor sites need 2 to 3 price changes first, in order to adapt since FPL is slightly changing the algorithm from time to time.

      Rises are calculated based on numbers of transfers from % of active managers. At the beginning of the season active managers are plenty so more transfers are needed for rise.

      Bottom line, relax, it's a guessing game, however it is highly unlikely to have price changes tonight. KdB might be the only exception but I seriously seriously doubt it.

      There.

      Good luck lads.

      1. Gravless are for Kinnear
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Thanks veteran

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

          Cheers mate

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

        Another thing to factor in is that players from teams who have a blank might be price protected

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

          No, I think they won't be price protected. When players had blanks in the past they still have dropped in price or even rose.

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

            When they blanked in gw1? Got an example

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

        13th season over here

    • Towsor44
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Christ, 32 from 8. Hopefully be a Green Arrow in GW2 though ha ha!

    • Shark Team
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      I always have one good calendar day in every gw. It was surely not today, but it may be tomorrow mainly with Alli and Vardy to make the difference. If not tomorrow then Havertz Egan will bring me the pts!

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

        I hope vardy havertz and son pull my week back ha

      2. Greasy Grealish Gang
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Hopefully the Alli punt pays off for us. Got him and Son.

    • QUEN
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Penalties do my head in both because I don’t own Salah and felt Leeds should of had that

      But on another note how was Adams today? I didn’t see the game and not sure whether the response I had before was sarcastic or not

      1. L S P
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Looked more dangerous than Ings; felt he was unlucky not to score.

        I’m keeping for a bit longer...

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

          This is what I hear before but wasn’t sure if it was sarcasm

          Okay I’ll keep for now and check MOD. Thought Southampton would batter palace tho :/

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

      Was it just me or was the new presentation of the players ahead of the game exceptionally cheesy?

      1. The Son-dance Kid
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Classic example of change for changes sake. Doesn't add or subtract any real value

    • UshFPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Auba(c) v WHU is looking good. They were very poor today

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

        This.

        Not sure I want to sell him for KDB will have to find another way..

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

          Best to get KDB after Wolves anyway imo

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

            Yeah that was the plan going to try hold my transfer.

            Have united on my bench this week so just want to see whether Adams needs shifting to Wilson or whether he was ok (didn’t see the Southampton game)

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

        Looks like an absolute no-brainer, triple-captain deal. So a blank it will be.

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

      Saving my ft next gw if I have no injuries. Plan was always to look further than this week anyway even if it is not going all to plan.

      Meslier
      Shaw, Egan, Dier
      Auba, Rashford, Havertz, Pereira
      Werner, Martial, Wilson

      McCarthy, Soucek, Shaw, James

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

        Looks good

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

          Thanks. Saving a ft will allow a mini W in gw3. Disappointing missing the Salah haul though.

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

        Shaw is twice the player he was last season.

    • BoneyD
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      So not a bad Week 1 so far as currently sitting on 54 points once bonus points and first sub get added with Azpi, Werner & Kane to play.

      Was a coin toss for Captain this week but ended up going with Auba instead of Salah (who was my captain for the entire season last year!)

      RMT

      McCarthy / Nyland
      Tierney, Azpi , TAA, Mitchell, Douglas
      Auba (C), Salah (VC), Saka, Soucek, ASM
      Werner, Kane, Brewster

      Suggestions on changes? Thinking of doing

      TAA, Saka, Kane > KdB, Wilson, Wan Bisaka if I make any changes at all

      If not it maybe a minor change to get a more regular starter than Saka

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

        You def don’t need a -8!

        1. BoneyD
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Would of been a WC if I did it, not sure on best value midfield at 5.5 or less. Was impressed with Kalvin Phillips today + he’s on Set Pieces

          1. CC22
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            If you want a Leeds player, I’d avoid Kalvin. He’s probably our best player, but he plays a defensive role generally. Admittedly he is on set pieces, but Harrison & Klich are the ones to look at.

            1. BoneyD
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 13 days ago

              Thanks for the insight. Phillips would give the extra .5m where as Klich or Harrison I think were at 5.5 if looking at a straight swap with Saka.

              I'm a Season Ticket holder at Reading and was gobsmacked we got an Away win at Derby. I was expecting another season of disappointment (but i'm sure that will still happen yet)

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

        You've played it better than most Salah captains who are all over the place boasting of 60 plus scores

        Well done

        1. BoneyD
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Thanks Both,

          I think the current team is pretty balanced at the moment but just wanted to try and have some more guaranteed starters in the likes of Saka, Brewster and Douglas (just in case of substitute situation). I was lucky having Mitchell as first sub today so that made up for Saka no getting a shout today.

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

      Any estimates on what time the mini leagues update?

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

        FPL are slow. Tomorrow around noon would be my guess

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

        Check fplgameweek.com

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

      Is Fernandes rising tonight? Trying to work out if I have to switch Salah to him tonight or not.

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

        Why do you have to do it tonight anyway? Bruno is cheaper than Salah?

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

          To be fair I might well go Werner to Martial. For now I am likely to wait it out.

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

        No way near

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

        Hi demel. How’s it going? No one knows on price changes but unlikely any changes tonight

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

          Ah ok. Thanks. Going well.

          64 points from Salah c, Wilson, Auba, TAA, Robbo and my Saints pair.

          I will be holding off for now. But I am still tempted by the Salah out to Fernandes trade (likely to bring him back in GW 4).

          How has it gone for you?

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

            Good start. Happy with 53 and got a few left to play - vinagre, Justin, son, Havertz, Werner

            Thinking about salah to Bruno as well but might save. First game for Man U and not sure it’ll be the easy win folk think it’ll be

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

              Sounds very similar to my team! Only Son I don't own of that lot.

              I will have a think of whether I want to do the 2 week hit or not. I would want Salah back in GW4. With Auba > Sterling in GW3 it is a lot of transfer commital. The other option is Werner to Martial for a couple of weeks.

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

        Is Bruno in the country, has this been confirmed yet?

        1. Towsor44
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Someone said earlier today on here he was at Carrington today with a Twitter link

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

            Well damn. I didn’t think he would be back so got rashford on the bench atm

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

        Relax, nobody will rise first night, first one will be Monday at the earliest

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

          Tuesday morning that is in the UK.

          Check fplstats

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

          Thanks!

    • Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      I told you all this game was easy why oh why did you not listen to me I did try telling you

      1. I Must Break You
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Well now you're just being obnoxious

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

          Lol

        2. Ask Yourself
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          I was made to feel a fool in pre season for my ideas I am not going to stand for it

          1. pablo discobar
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            fool

          2. I Must Break You
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            Sounds like you have some issues

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

      As planned:
      Salah -> Bruno

      1. BenDavies
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Same. Has to be done and Liverpool have tough two games coming up. Will wait another day to make it though.

      2. Ask Yourself
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Leeds were exceptionally unprepared so maybe we shouldn’t look too deeply into that Salah performance. I’ll probably be joining you

        1. L S P
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Bielsa? Underprepared?

          Funny.

          1. L S P
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            Sorry: it’s worse. Unprepared?

            Hysterical.

            1. Ask Yourself
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 13 days ago

              It’s not the team he’d have wanted to have put out is what I mean

      3. Pratik
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Even ignoring the penalties, he looked really sharp and Liverpool looked good in attack, creating several chances. I wouldn't be so confident to remove him.

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

          i think Salah scores 30pts +/-5 in the next 5, and so does Bruno +/-5.
          its just a value decision.

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

        Still?

    • QUEN
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 13 days ago

      I was promoting the non Salah team few days ago.... whoops

      Hopefully my Salah replacements do bits tomorrow

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

        these non Salah teams were always going to end in tears when he inevitably hauls

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

          Don’t count your chickens yet.

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

      Mitchell in for Doherty if no show, but I think he will start

      1. Ask Yourself
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Same for a James no show here. The law states our players will come on in the last 10 mins for a 1 pointer

        1. The Son-dance Kid
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          I.e Mitrovic 🙁

    • ChickenTikkaMoSalah
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Everyone who’s getting Salah out for Bruno/Kdb, I would definitely rethink.
      He looked constantly dangerous, and although 2 of his goals were pens, he 100% passed the eye test. Definitely keeping him.

      1. pablo discobar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        salah to kdb gw 2 for price rise

        Auba to salah gw 3?

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

        Madness taking him out

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

        Not sure...

      4. Karan14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Not going to captain him anytime soon. Maybe GW4 otherwise probably GW7.

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

        I think I'm going to roll FT this week and re-assess next week with 2 FT.

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

          This

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

        Salad > Fernandes for 2 weeks looks sensible to me. Switch back ahead of GW4. Admittedly you need a settled looking side.

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

          But price changes might be grim

      7. QUEN
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 13 days ago

        I’m scared as a non-owner tbh.

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

        Can you share his stats please mate? SOT etc

        1. Karan14
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          1 SOT excluding the penalties.

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

            Haha that’s one way to look at it! Did you watch the game?

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

          9 shots today and 8 in the box

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

          3 SOT, 5 blocked shots, 1 off target.

          I usually just prefer to use the eye test over stats tbh

    • pablo discobar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Bit crap how wilson is protected and utd players are not imo

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

        He paid the protection money

    • THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      McCarthy TAA ASM Antonio and Adams scored 10 poxy points between them, useless

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

        Other than Antonio I think (hope) the others will do better next few

    • Tashi Tshering
        1 month, 13 days ago

        TAA just got 1 point in gw1 but doesn't matter he will grab more points from gw 2.
        But is having Ings and ASM worthy guys?
        And will Saka will not play for Arsenal anymore?

        1. pablo discobar
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          TAA has been baaaad since the restart. I'm worried

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

          ASM was always a punty call - even if only for a 5.5. He's priced that way for a reason. Count all those blanks. His value came form one 3 game run last season - nothing outside then. Not worth selling can still come could.

          Ings is a definite hold in my book. Never an easy fixture and he looked sharp when he had a chance.

          Saka will presumably get games. Arteta coached under Pep. Don't expect consistent selections is my guess

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

        Chances Davies or Egan get benched so I can get Mitchell points?

        1. Ask Yourself
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          We can pitch in together to get a job done on Davies if you like

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

            Deal mate!

      • arndff_
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Will there be any price changes tonight?

        1. pablo discobar
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          no

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

          Not if FPL statistics is at all accurate, the highest is 26% of the way to a price rise.

      • QUEN
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Didn’t realise till today I have triple Southampton

        Idk what I was thinking atm

        1. korbendallas82
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          I have 2. Well, they where the hot property going into gw1.

      • noahzark22
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        I'm considering Auba to Willian. I think they'll stay close points wise and the extra 4m is immense.

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

          Both in a 3-5-2?

          1. noahzark22
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            possibly.

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

          Except Auba is a tied-on starter, and Willian has Saka/Pepe etc to share roles with. I like Willian, and he was in my first team, but Auba ALWAYS delivers. Every team he's played for, he gets goals. And not just against shite Fulham lineups.

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

          I'd need to see consistency of starts/performance. Including from Arsenal, as a whole.
          PEA will probably become KDB/Bruno for GW3.
          Son is a possiblity. But, will probably become a Chelsea asset/this season's bargain.

      • Iceball
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Who to captain next week? Salah again?

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

          hate to do it against my beloved Chelsea but yes probably the route I’m taking

        2. Ask Yourself
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Auba. Any other answer is wrong

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

            Correct

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

          Yeah. Another undeserved haul no doubt

        4. UnitedFan
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Auba probably.

        5. Hairy Potter
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Auba or Martial

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

          Auba, at home to West Ham, seems the sensible option.