Scout Notes

‘Out of position’ Zaha scores as £4.0m defender Mitchell helps Palace to clean sheet

Crystal Palace 1-0 Southampton

  • Goal: Wilfried Zaha (£7.0m)
  • Assist: Andros Townsend (£6.0m)
  • Bonus: Vicente Guaita (£5.0m) x3, Townsend x2, Scott Dann (£4.5m) x1

Wilfried Zaha (£7.0m) bagged the winning goal, but none of the bonus points, as Crystal Palace returned to their roots to grind out a win over Southampton.

The Eagles managed just one win in nine as they lost their way post-lockdown; a fact that must have irked boss Roy Hodgson. After years spent perfecting his kindly owl image, he was clearly busy this summer rebooting his touchline persona.

And for much of the match, his new scowling sunburnt tourist look suited the quality, or lack thereof, on the pitch as play was broken, passes went astray and chances were scarce.

An early burst of Southampton attacking intent culminated in a Jack Stephens (£5.0m) header forcing a routine save from Vicente Guaita (£5.0m) – the first of five stops from the Palace keeper that earned him the maximum bonus award for his 1.8% Fantasy Premier League (FPL) ownership.

At 24.4%, his opposite number, Alex McCarthy (£4.5m), came into the match as FPL’s most popular stopper, but hopes of a clean sheet were dashed after just 13 minutes when Zaha volleyed sweetly home from Andros Townsend‘s (£6.0m) pin-point cross.

The problem for managers who have a keeper playing against Palace is that if they don’t get the shut-out, then save points are unlikely to soften the blow. Hodgson’s side managed just 118 shots on target last year – only Sheffield United (110) had fewer – and they seemed content to live on attacking scraps once they were ahead yesterday.

By the time the game was up and the three points tucked away in Hodgson’s back pocket, his team had worked McCarthy just twice.

The story was markedly different at the other end.

A dour first half clearly led to some pointed dressing room comments from Southampton coach Ralph Hasenhuttl because his players came out swinging after the restart.

Che Adams (£6.0m) set up Nathan Redmond (£6.5m), whose weak shot from inside the area went straight at Guaita. The 13%-owned Kyle Walker-Peters (£4.5m) then put in a low ball that eluded everyone as Southampton’s high tempo start to the second half threatened to pay immediate dividends.

That tempo, ultimately, proved to be unsustainable – perhaps a sign of early-season fatigue – but not before Adams forced a truly brilliant save from Guaita, who reacted instinctively to beat out the striker’s well-hit volley.

It was the closest Adams got to a goal from a generally underwhelming performance. Some 4.8% of FPL managers had hoped he would offer the same sort of attacking threat as his Southampton strike partner Danny Ings (£8.5m) for considerably less money.

Neither, as it turned out, could find a way past Guaita, with the (then) 25.7%-owned Ings denied three times, most notably in stoppage time when his header, from a Walker-Peters cross, was well saved by the Palace keeper.

That capped an eventful day for the Southampton right-back, who had earlier been dismissed by referee John Moss for a high tackle, only for VAR to suggest the official might want to review his decision on the pitch-side monitor. That he did, red became yellow – rightly – and Walker-Peters’ ownership had to be grateful for one point from a match that could have seen him walk off with a negative score.

Hasenhuttl’s side still have a solid early-season schedule to come – one of the reasons Ings is so popular – but the knee-jerkers are already busy and the striker is currently the second-most sold player heading into Gameweek 2.

The opposite is not entirely true for Zaha, however.

The midfielder, who played the match out of position as a second striker, should have walked away with more than an eight-point haul from the match.

Twice he was sent clean through on the counter as Southampton chased the game. He scored from one of the breaks, only to be denied by a marginal, if correct, offside call, and could only find the side netting from the other.

That profligacy hurt his bonus point standing and a tough immediate schedule – Manchester United and Chelsea away over the next three Gameweeks – is not helping his popularity in the transfer market either.

That could all change from Gameweek 5 onwards, when Palace’s fixtures improve markedly. But only if he’s at the club at all.

Hodgson remained unconvinced post-match.

Let’s see what transpires. For me, hopefully nothing. The fact is that every transfer window I’ve been involved in, Wilf has made noises that he would like to play for a club that plays in the Champions League.

But for anything to happen, a club has got to come along and pay the market price. We’re expecting him to accept the situation for what it is and keep playing his best football.

A lot of Palace’s best football was reserved for their defence who, despite numerous injury concerns, kept Southampton at arms length for much of the encounter.

Bargain basement left-back Tyrick Mitchell (£4.0m and 13.7%) looked solid, although he offered little in an attacking sense, while veteran defender Scott Dann (£4.5m) helped makeshift centre-half Cheikou Kouyate (£5.0m) look the part while the likes of Mamadou Sakho (£4.5m) edge closer to a return.

Patience will no doubt inform Hodgson’s game. That is a luxury Hasenhuttl knows he can ill afford.

We had a difficult pre-season with players not with us and we couldn’t work for two weeks on what we wanted to do. You can see it will be a tough season and we must step up immediately.

Based on yesterday’s evidence, that step up will have to be a fairly big one – the Saints entertain Tottenham next.


Crystal Palace XI (4-4-2): Guaita; Mitchell, Dann, Kouyaté, J Ward; Schlupp (Eze 81′), McCarthy (Milivojevic 74′), McArthur, Townsend; Zaha, Ayew.

Southampton XI (4-4-2): McCarthy; Bertrand, Bednarek (Vestergaard 45′), J Stephens, Walker-Peters; Smallbone (Djenepo 77′), Ward-Prowse, Romeu, Redmond; Adams (Long 85′), Ings.

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2,367 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Nightf0x
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Why did alli got subbed early ? Should i consider taking him out?

    1. waldofeen
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Mourinho said it was a tactical decision.

      1. Nightf0x
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Thanks

    2. Drizz ✅
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Tactical but played well

      1. Nightf0x
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Hmm ok looks like will stay for 1 more week

  2. waldofeen
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    (A)Trent (B) Laporte
    (A)Willian (B) Aubameyang
    (A)Rashford (B) B.Fernandes
    (A)Burke (B) Soucek
    (A)Vardy (B) K Davis

    Which 5 are better A or B?

    1. Iceball
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      A

    2. ALegendJ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      a

  3. Daniel - Go Granville
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    What to do with Son? 0 ITB. Haven't watched any football this week was in a family gateway

    Team is:
    Steer
    Dier TAA Justin
    Bruno (c) Auba (vc) ASM Son Havertz
    Mitro Werner

    Bench: Brewster Saiss Mitchel

    I dont mind a hit if needed.

    Thanks

    1. Daniel - Go Granville
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      *in a = on a. Sorry.

    2. Drizz ✅
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Keep

      1. Daniel - Go Granville
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        I'll most probably keep unless some strong indicators tomorrow

    3. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Give it 24 hours and try and watch highlights.

      1. Daniel - Go Granville
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Will do that but any other suggestions from you since surely you watched games ?

        1. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Expect Son to haul but I'm probably selling.

    4. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      I’d turn him into Bruno or one of the Chelsea mids. Mourinho knows he’s got to get him through the middle but hasn’t found a way that works with Kane yet.

      1. Daniel - Go Granville
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Did you see the team. ? I have them already

        1. Twisted Saltergater
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Sorry mate, no I didn’t! That’s tricky. Maybe downgrade for an upgrade upfront?

    5. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Martinez will replace Steer.

      1. Daniel - Go Granville
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        McCarthy is the other keeper so I am good. Thanks for that didnt know it

        1. ATXHorn
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          He looked dangerous 1st half when playing wing. Not so much in 2nd half when playing more central.

  4. More Cowbell
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Hey guys, didn’t see the game. Which Everton players looked decent and worth investing in for the next few weeks?

    1. ALegendJ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Digne on some set pieces, James doing well feeding Richa and DCL

    2. Drizz ✅
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      DCL Digne James

    3. I Member
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Digne, DCL, Rodriguez, Richarlison. One of the 5m defenders could be good too. They looked very solid with Allan and Doucoure in there.

    4. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      I fancy Doucoure and will check his stats later

  5. ALegendJ
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Hey, who you guys got left to play this GW?

    1. Flaming Flamingo
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Vinagre, Trossard and Werner

    2. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Just Werner

    3. Drizz ✅
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Egan, TIMO WERNER

    4. lugs
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Havertz, Werner, & Buur ( the latter likely 2 pts from Davies of my bench)

    5. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Ramsdale James Werner

    6. Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Siass Werner Havertz

      1. waldo666
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Ryan, Bissouma, Vinagre and Werner

  6. Ibralicious
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    McCarthy
    TAA - Davies - Justin
    Salah - Auba - JWP - ASM
    Kane - Werner - Adams

    (Steer - C.Taylor - Bissouma - Mitchell) 1 FT - 0.0 ITB

    Can't afford the TAA price drop so early in the season and got 0 United cover:

    A) Adams + TAA -> Martial + Holding (-4)?
    B) Go to sleep

    Cheers!

    1. ALegendJ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      B ... Good night

      1. Ibralicious
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Hahaha cheers

    2. Gudjohnsen
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      This team is almost identical to mine except I got Doherty and Son instead of Davies and Kane. I also got Reese James while you got Charlie Taylor.

      1. Ibralicious
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Hmmm interesting, you looking to make any changes?

    3. DARE TO BISCAN
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      B & dream about all the assists, clean sheets and bonuses TAA will get you as you keep for the season.

      1. Ibralicious
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Hmmm you have me convinced. :p

  7. jia you jia you
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    I kept 1.0 itb with a plan to bring in Martial for Ings. But it might be more prudent to wait a week and have a mini WC up my sleeve for GW3.
    Palace could prove stubborn at OT and home to Tottenham not the worst fixture in the world

    1. Fiona B
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Martial could rise before next GW.

      1. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        something I'm going to try not to give a crap about this season... new approach and will be tough to be disiplined as I've a history or making early moves

  8. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Alli to Willian or Greenwood for free? Got Martial and Auba

    1. Drizz ✅
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Keep

    2. ALegendJ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      it is a wait and see from me

  9. camarozz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Alli - discuss 🙂

    1. Drizz ✅
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Keep

    2. PocketZola
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Poo

    3. ALegendJ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      keep 1 more GW at least

      1. camarozz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Yeah iv no intention of selling just yet. Just curious wat happend today. Did Jose take him off in anger or was he injured!

        1. ALegendJ
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Tactical because Everton dominated the midfield

    4. I Member
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      I'm in two minds. Doing Ings to Martial with my FT so would be -4 to get rid of Alli. Tempted by James Rodriguez but may give Alli another week.

  10. waldofeen
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Best 4.5 midfielder?
    And do people think James is nailed at right back for Chelsea?

  11. Gudjohnsen
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Any chance Reese James doesn't play tomorrow?

    Got Justin first on my bench.

    1. Flaming Flamingo
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      There's a chance, but he'll likely start

  12. Cech's Magic Hat
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Son and Ings to Bruno and DCL (-4). Good moves?

    Or just get in Martial or Rash for free?

    1. Drizz ✅
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Free

  13. Twisted Saltergater
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Anyone not quite trust Aubameyang (c) this week?

    1. JamTart
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Part of me is tempted to punt on Martial

    2. Right In The Stanchion
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Arsenals turn to get 2 penalties this week. I’m capping him

    3. Flaming Flamingo
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Probably wouldn't own him if that were the case to be honest

      1. Twisted Saltergater
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Well that’s the crux. Could captain Martial and still be happy with any points Auba returns.

        1. Flaming Flamingo
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Very true. Was just speaking personally as I plan to get rid after West Ham. If that weren't the case I would have downgraded and spread the money

    4. Drizz ✅
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Auba c looks good

      1. Twisted Saltergater
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Yeah probably overthinking it.

    5. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      no brainer in my little head mate as I feel WHU are in a bit of disarray and ARS will be full of confidence

      1. Twisted Saltergater
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        West Ham are beyond awful but it’s not like Auba gets lots of chances to score. I’d be hoping for a penalty at least.

        1. jia you jia you
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          he is lethal enough though and doesn't need a heap of chances to brace... put it this way if there was a gun to my head to who'd get double digits next week I'd easily choose Auba over Tony

    6. Better luck next year
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Auba best option IMO next to Martial and Bruno

  14. Right In The Stanchion
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Would you get Bamford and St Maximan as a rotating pair on wildcard? Team looks great.

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Bamford could lose out to Rodrigo and other than being handed a goal by VVD I didn't even notice him on the pitch. Better Leeds options IMHO.

  15. cnewman7
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    A) Adams to DCL for free
    B) Wait a week

    1. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Adams plays Spurs next.

    2. Kay317
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      I have same decision to make. I know I should wait a week but Everton fixtures look decent and they were impressive today. Other option for me would be Ali to James Rodriguez. Don't have any utd or city players though so thinking I should be sorting that first.

  16. JamTart
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Just listening to a podcast that mentioned rumours Alli only started because Bergwijn was ill? Maybe not fully fit and that's why he was a bit jaded and tired?

    Or am I just looking or confirmation bias to keep him?

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

    Just for those that want to know, these players are this far towards a rise/fall. Plenty of time to make decisions

    KdB 60%
    Bruno 50%
    Salah 50%
    Martial 30%
    DCL 20%
    Digne 15%

    TAA -10%
    Auba -5%
    Son -20%
    Ings -20%
    Mitro -15%

    1. mattrobb
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Yep. KDB looks premature given MCI fixtures unless pre-planned. MUN pre-planned swaps make more sense.

      DCL is 1 game.

      Digne makes a ton of sense, but again early unless pre-planned.

    2. Jon Walter's Hatty
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      I know why Son is being sold as its a prime United mid spot and cos Spurs were awful. But he was taking loads of set pieces which is a bonus. Have to see how they react.

  18. Better luck next year
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Current team for GW2

    McCarthy
    TAA Justin Holding
    Auba Salah Son ASM
    Mitro Werner Adams

    Walton James Alzate Mitchell

    1.5 ITB

    Best option:

    A: Son to Bruno
    B: Adams to Calvert Lewin/Wilson
    C: Save FT and mini WC before GW3

    1. waldo666
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      A

  19. waldo666
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Ah, experiencing the highs and lows early doors, nice start to sit 100k yesterday then bang, out to 500k today!

  20. Forever In Our Shadow
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Any price rises likely tonight?

    1. waldo666
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Doesn't look likely mate, Bamford the highest atm on 65.

      1. Forever In Our Shadow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        That’s good because I do not have or want him. Ta.

    2. cravencottage
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Nobody close. But probably this week

      1. Forever In Our Shadow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        I’d just like to see Havertz before I sell him for Bruno it not if he looks to doggies.

  21. cravencottage
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Auba, Mane > Bruno KDB ?

    1. Better luck next year
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Nope.

    2. OneMan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      No

  22. Ronnies
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Best Everton option;

    A) DCL
    B) J.Rod

    Tnks.

    1. OneMan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Wait, to early to tell. gw1 form can be misleading.

    2. In a Rush
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Would like to know this too I didn’t see the game looking to drop Alli to Rodriguez potentially or maybe Adams to Dcl .

  23. Dynamic Duos
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    58 with Egan, Saiss and Werner would of taken that before the gwk started, so got to be happy

    1. JamTart
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      57 with the same 3. Fingers crossed for a Werner goal fest and a 0-0!

  24. dezille
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    A) Son to Bruno and captain as planned (1.5 itb)
    B) Save and go without a United asset

    I don't have the team structure to get in Martial (without losing Werner which isn't happening). Rashford is an option but want to see him get some gametime first.

    1. waldo666
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      A, stick to the plan.

      1. dezille
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Cheers. Unsure whether to pull the trigger now to make sure I'm not priced out. (not sure how stable/accurate the price predictors are in GW1).

        1. waldo666
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Personally think you're safe for a couple of days but yes always takes a bit of time to tune the accuracy early in the season.

  25. Ajax Hamsterdam
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    perreira to a leeds mid or save ?

    thanks

    1. Bennerman
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Why not stick your hand in the bog and fish out a turd while you're there, replace it with a new one

      1. Bennerman
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        I mean, save

  26. Grimace
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Is this madness? Considering a -8 - Kane/JWP/Adams out Martial/Willian/Bamford in (Bamford I’m so-so on but he’s the make-weight.) Worry if I wait a day then Willian goes up (though might risk it and see what transpires tomorrow.). Goal is to correct a few poor Southampton decisions and bring in a Man U player (living without Kane Is something I’m on with.) Any thoughts would be most appreciated!

    1. waldo666
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Feels like points chasing to me, any way you can get Martial in for free?

      1. Grimace
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Straight up for Kane. Want Willian too- that’s where the problem is.

        1. waldo666
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Kane to Martial for free looks good to me.

    2. Gandalf
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Don't think William going to be essential at this stage, fixtures going to get harder soon. Kane to Martial probs the simplest route

      1. Grimace
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        That may be true- easy to be seduced by a dominant performance until you remember it was against Fulham.

    3. The Sociologist
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Head to bed, I’m sure you’ll feel less bad about your team in the morning.

  27. billnats
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    A) TAA, Son, DCL, Adams
    B) TAA, ASM, DCL, Werner
    C) AWB, Fernandes, Richarlison, Adams

    Richarlison should have had a hatty yesterday

  28. The Finnisher
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Thoughts on Alli/Ings to James/Martial?

    1. In a Rush
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      I would seriously consider that

    2. OneMan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      But Alli has good fixtures. Even Ings has decent fixtures.

      Really only planned fixtures are necessary yet.

  29. Chris_White
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Is Wilsons price locked, or just a bug at FPLstatistics?

    1. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Joined FPL late so protected.

      1. Bennerman
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Ah, yeah, good point indeed.

        But does he then rush up in second week with stored-up transfers? Never sure.

      2. Chris_White
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Cheers thanks TM

    2. Bennerman
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Good spot. Surely a bug/anomaly.

      Ragabolly is a don so once he knows he'll fix it.

      1. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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        • 11 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Ragabolly doesn't run FPLStatistics.

        1. Bennerman
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          All right, sorry your highness.

          1. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            No need for that.

            1. Bennerman
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              Well sometimes you somewhat clipped retorts can come across as somewhat short/don't have time for plebs

              1. Bennerman
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 12 days ago

                Though fair enough, I got no problem with TM

  30. Gandalf
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Didn't see the game earlier, but how did Kane look? Will see how Werner gets on and then make decision which of them to switch to Martial

    1. lugs
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      frustrated, Spurs were awful though and he didn't have any service, i own him too but i'll give him another week to show signs of life

      1. Gandalf
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        In the annoying position of being on the backfoot by gambling on leaving Salah out, and having started with Kane now toying with the idea of keeping him till GW3 and captaining at home to Newcastle.. then again may be better to just take my medicine and get back on template.. Things would have been very different if had gone with Salah + DCL over Kane + Son (was keen to start with Havertz)

        1. lugs
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          i had no Salah either, but them points are gone now so no point dwelling on it, for next week i'm more worried about Spurs and Kane being so crap again, so i don't blame you if you sell him, i just have a sneaky feeling Spurs will give a reaction away to a Southampton side who were not great at home last season so that's why i'm keeping him for now

    2. The Sociologist
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      No service at all. Spurs were so lethargic.