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

    0.0 ITB what would you do here

    Ramsdale 4.0
    TAA Robbo Vinagre KWP Taylor
    Salah Auba ASM 4.5 4.5
    Wilson Ings Werner

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

      Save

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

      Either you could sit tight this week and roll the FT and do a mini WC of sort next week.
      Or just lose Auba (I'd lose him over Salah) and reinvest in say Bruno and avoid a hit.

      1. Tonyawesome69
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Auba has got to be the main captain choice for GW2

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

      youll get your money back in the long run,youll be priced out next week

      aubameyang to de bruyne
      ings to martial
      -4

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

      Your midfield is horrible.. but i would most likely do nothing.. wait next gw which you are setup ok and assess after with 2ft.. you could allow yourself then even a hit and with 3 transfers you can do a lot..

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

    Tricky spot as wanting DCL but only have 6.5 available. Go with Wilson instead?

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

      Wilson scares me atm I want him but quite happy with Adams mitro and vardy atm

      The two 6’s need another week or two before I shift and at that point Wilson will be 6.7

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

        Imagine being scared by a Newcastle forward... 😀

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

          Literally hahaha

  3. Marc Jobling
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    I was scared by the Son, Ings and Mitrovic ownerships and cowardly chose them out of FOMO. Really regret that now. Add that to removing Auba, Justin, Mitchell and Soucek in future weeks, I can't wait for that wildcard.

    a) Rashford for Son
    b) Martial for Ings

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

      B

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

    Last Man Standing Update (3597 teams)

    Current safety score = 28
    Top score = 99
    LMS average = 54.09
    Players played = 9.96/12.04
    Captains played = 97.96%

    Code to enter is 48n69x

    2 games + autosubs to go.

    https://www.livefpl.net/LMS

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

      Currently scraping through with 30 and Werner Havertz to go jeez

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

        Should be ok, nearly impossible to get knocked out in GW1.

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

      How many will go out first GW ?

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

        It's in the link.

        28 to eliminate 5% managers, minimum 179 managers out.

        Currently 29 with autosubs.

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

          179 is what I wanted to know.
          Thanks !

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

          Out of interest, how do you remove managers en bloc? Clever algorithm involved? Or manual slog?

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

            All magic thanks to Ragabolly.

  5. sully29
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Despite all the talk of "upside chasing" during the summer, some people still seem slightly taken aback by the idea of selling Salah after a hat-trick. When by definition "upside chasing" can mean swapping out big hitters even after they've hauled. That's how you *want* that strategy to work because it means they got the points you brought them in for.

    In Salah' case he becomes vulnerable to that because he isn't the best captaincy option over the coming weeks, at least if you subscribe to the idea that fixtures are more important than form when it comes to captaincy.

    Obviously there's big risk and obviously you can get burned. That's inherent in the approach. I wouldn't advise anyone to or not to do it though. If you're following that approach then it's the right move to make, otherwise it isn't.

    It's easy to talk the talk. Let's see who has the cojones to actually follow through. 😀

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

      makes more sense to swap big hitters in and out and then (c). I suppose Bruno might work. I'm not ready for Sterling yet.

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

        Yup
        Good © Gives you half points (above average I'm saying)

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

      No point in being stubborn.
      Improvement in plans is needed you'd agree with that 🙂

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

      23753 transferred out already and still 2 x games to go this gameweek.

      So, plenty sticking to their previous GW1 plans.

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

      I think Salah could be my captain in GW3, that's the problem.

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

      Salah to Bruno, Auba to Rashford.

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

      I'm doing Salah & Ings to Bruno & Martial. Might even give one of them the armband. Let's see how it goes!

      1. MAXIMIN EFFORT
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Brave

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

          Maybe but I'm not expecting Chelsea or Arsenal to get battered by them. Lots depends on Werner tomorrow too though if he flops big time everyone will be doing him to Martial and I will likely follow.

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

        I could do Salah + Mitro/Adams to those 2 but I'd still have Son.

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

          Keep Son as placeholder for Chelsea mid GW3 if you don't already have one?

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

            Guess it would be another hit as want a City mid.

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

              Not bad hits though can see both of them paying off based on fixtures.

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

                All up to Salah then. It's Martial + Salah vs Mitro + Son GW2 + Chelsea mid GW3 + 8 points.

    7. baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      I haven't seen the whole match yet, but Salah looked sharp. CP defense wasn't bad either. And I do already have Martial in my team. Bruno has newborn and these all are question marks. So with flexible strategy to get as many ecpected pts as possible is tricky now imo.

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

    GTG?

    McCarthy
    TAA | VVD | Doherty
    Salah | KdB | Greenwood | ASM | Soucek
    Kane | Wilson

    Steer | KWP | Mitchell | Davis

    1. MAXIMIN EFFORT
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Urgh Kane

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

        Lol

  7. Atimis
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Has been there some in depth comparison of ManUtd players already?

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

      Plenty of articles.

    2. Fit of Pique
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Yes, check out the pre season tab. Look under United.

  8. Giggs Boson
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    I am dreading the Chelsea game tomorrow. No Chelsea players.

    I thought it would be a good idea to wait until my GW3 WC as Willian is gone, Ziyech is injured, Chilwell is injured, Pulisic is a doubt, Silva is unfit. I think Ben White & co could make it a tight game, which is why I went without, but that Werner ownership... 😯

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

      Werner drop in price Tuesday:)

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

      I have James, Havertz and Werner to play and Egan in the other game. Had a poor start at far though with a score of 32...

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

      Its going to be scary to watch as a non-Werner owner.

      I went without for the same reasons as you, but starting to worry it was an unnecessary risk.

      Did have Vardy in his place, so not the end of the world.

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

      Ha
      Same here

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

    Top transfers this week.
    Bamford hahahahha

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

      Mate.

      Pukki scored vs Pool last season. Went on a run.

      Bamford this season.
      .
      .

      We will stay laughing here and those chasers would get away with points 😀

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

        Mate Bamford is the worst striker I've ever seen in the PL

        But i get your point anyways!

  10. Giggs Boson
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Watching the Everton, WOW that miss by Richarlison 16 minutes in... why didn't he square it to DCL?!!!

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

      Yeah bizarre, what shocked me most was his sheer pace to get there before Alder :O

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

        Incredible sprint. Dunno how he won that race!

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

    Hey fam! Which option is better?

    A. Alli to Hamez for free (Play Mitchell)

    B. Alli & Johnson to Harrison & Digne (-4)

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

      Also, I have DCL already!

      1. MosF94
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 13 days ago

        I also have DCL, and have done Alli to Hamez (bit early, but looking at Alli in my XI was making me irritated)

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

    After all the planning For Salah to Bruno. It's a good pleasant surprise to save a FT instead 😆

    1. MAXIMIN EFFORT
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      I’m still tempted to do it

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

        Salah looked amazing. Hence i dropped the idea

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

      I think the Palace game suits Bruno. In my opinion, Bruno's speciality is the low blocks, Rashford's is the high lines, and Martial's is everyone.

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

        I have Tony atm. Will save and reassess after GW 2

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

        I have not researched the data behind that though... should probably get on that...

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

          Rashford would do good as Shaw is back. Those overlapping runs do help you know

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

            Good point.

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

        Agreed

      4. Flaming Flamingo
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Interesting. Rashford's best game post-lockdown was against Palace I think and Fernandes blanked. Could be a different story at Old Trafford though

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

          Bruno was dead with exhaustion by then

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

            He was hampered because of no Shaw towards end. Opposite teams double upped on him. Hence I don't like Williams. He's not making any overlapping runs. Rashford thrives on space

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

          I'm probably wrong. I need to back up my opinion with data.

          I'll look into it after I've finished this Spurs v Everton game.

          1. Flaming Flamingo
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            What you say makes sense to me, I just thought it was interesting considering it was Rashford's highest score in that period and one of Fernandes' lowest. That said, I don't think a sample of one game necessarily means anything

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

              Interesting result though, you would expect Bruno to outscore him there. Maybe the underlying data in that game suggests something different...

    3. Warby84
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Palace will batter them!!

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

        LOL

  13. FOO FIGHTER
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 13 days ago

    I find it hilarious to see all these posts of who should I do Salah to 😀

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

      Similar to Salah regression ones.

      1. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        He got two soft pens...damn all to with underlying stats!
        Plus most of shots he shoots are either wide or straight at keeper.
        Makes underlying stats flawed in my opinion as well.

        Not taking away anything from his worldy though great strike.

    2. The 12th Man
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Yeh if I had him I’d be reluctant to shift.
      Like I’m having second thoughts about Vardy >> Martial.

  14. Will J 256
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 13 days ago

    What would you do with this team for GW2:
    Ryan
    Trent, Davies, C Taylor
    Salah, Auba, ASM, Pulisic, Alli
    Werner, Mitrovic

    Walton, KWP, Davis, Mitchell

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

      Looks fine for the minute, unless you want a Utd player

    2. Jordan.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      davies to keane

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

    I know its very unlikely but would be absolute scenes if Werner gets benched for Giroud up top!

    1. MAXIMIN EFFORT
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Zero chance

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

      Don't think it'll happen

    3. Giggs Boson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Werner will play if fit, for sure.

      But I wouldn't be surprised if he started LW with Pulisic on the bench.

      1. Pukki Party
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        This

      2. stxrty
          1 month, 13 days ago

          CHO starts.

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

      1) Ings -> Martial
      2) Alli -> Greenwood
      3) Alli -> Havertz

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

        3

      2. Flaming Flamingo
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        I'd probably do none of those personally. However, of the three I'd go 1

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

          Keep Alli?

          1. Flaming Flamingo
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            If he's not involved in the Europa I would. All depends on whether you think he starts next week though

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

        1 if you have 0.5 coins

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

        Not 2 but wait until tomorrow and see how Havertz plays

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

      A) Alli -> Bruno
      B) Mitro -> Martial
      C) Alli + Mitro -> James + Martial (-4)

      Would love Auba, Alli, Mitro -> KdB, Bruno, DCL before GW3 but I fear I will be priced out by then (would leave 0.0 ITB)

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

      Want to play first couple of weeks aggressively. 1mitb. How does this sound?

      salah and antonio to bruno and martial - 4

      Gw3.......auba to kdb and maybe Adams to dcl - 4

      Mccarthy steer
      Taa davies shaw (vinagre ferguson)
      Salah auba havertz asm (biss)
      Werner antonio Adams

      Wpuld appreciate views Thanks! Than

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

        Go with your gut mate everyone is going to call you crazy here for selling Salah here after the hatty.

        Werner to Martial could be on the cards after tomorrow if he flops but I'm expecting Chelsea to do well so let's see.

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

          Thanks mate. Can see u looking at something similar

          Famous last words but can get away with no salah til west ham gw7.....

          This season may be all about getting on and off the big boys at the right Time!

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

            I agree with that there are so premium players that could do well no attacker seems essential. The big teams will thrash the minnows more often than not.
            Once these City & Chelsea mids start hauling everyone will be selling Salah.

    7. The 12th Man
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      TAA or Robertson >> AWB a stupid move ?

      Would enable 2-2.5m pushed into attack.

      Defence would be TAA/Robertson,AWB,Egan,Dier,Taylor

      1. InSaneMan-e
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Its knee jerk. I'm keeping trent

        1. The 12th Man
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          I’d be keeping one of the Liverpool defenders.

    8. Drip Doctor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      My Thoughts on Spurs - Everton

      Everton:
      - Defensively solid but weren't really tested.
      - Digne looks a great pick, especially as most attacks involved James cutting in and switching play to the left.
      - James was excellent but looks like he'll assist the assister a lot in this set up. Didn't get into the box much. Dropped quite deep to and played the ball crossfield.
      - DCL looked ok, still not sure i'd spend 7m though.

      Tottenham
      - Sell Dele Alli asap.
      - Son still looks like a good pick for the short term. Taking set pieces too.

      1. The VAR Team
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Was Dele playing deep?

        1. Drip Doctor
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Nope, advanced, but subbed at half time for a poor performance.

      2. The 12th Man
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Pickford pulled off 2 or 3 good saves.
        The rest I agree with.

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

          Tell ne you're dreaming about European games now 😉

          1. The 12th Man
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            Steady there. Just one game.

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

        Jrod 3 GA's + 5 CC

        1. Drip Doctor
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Did you watch the game or just look at the stats?

          He had 1 attempt where he should have done better. That was the only time he was in the box.

          1. MosF94
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 13 days ago

            Also had a decent curling attempt from just outside in the first half. And he's playing WBA next - I've brought him in already, just love watching him!

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

        They were tested in first half - could have conceded a couple. Pretty sure they'll get better.

        Agree on James - lovely to watch but not sold on his FPL status as yet.

        Agree on Son. Don't get the fire sales. Southampton defence next with that high line.

    9. Lloyds of London
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      What do we think the prices are going to change? make moves tonight or after tomorrow's games?

      1. Jdpz
          1 month, 13 days ago

          tommorow

        • Zim0
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Don't think they're changing tonight so tomorrow is cool

      2. Jdpz
          1 month, 13 days ago

          I didn't watch the Everton game against Spurs. How did Alli play? Should he trade him for Willian?
          PS I have Auba too, no Salah

          1. The VAR Team
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 13 days ago

            Willian hasn't done much wrong has he?

            1. Jdpz
                1 month, 13 days ago

                Willian was great against Fulham

                1. The VAR Team
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 13 days ago

                  West Ham up next 😉

                2. Maeki2
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  1 month, 13 days ago

                  From all games, arsenal and fullham looked to be the worse. I dont expect willian to have that luck against a more solid defence

          2. The VAR Team
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 13 days ago

            What's the deal with price rises? Any chance Martial goes up tonight?

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

              http://www.fplstatistics.co.uk/

              About 5 hours to go then every 24 hours.

              Need to be near 100%

              1. The VAR Team
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 13 days ago

                Cheers, I'm guess these guesses are quite uncertain this early in the season?

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

                  Until the 1st bunch of changes.

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

              Not tonight by look of it

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

            Which looks best?
            A) Auba and Mane > KDB and Bruno?
            B) Mane and Ings > KDB and Martial
            C) Neither

            1. InSaneMan-e
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 13 days ago

              id hold onto auba. Its either B or C

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

            How did people rate that Southampton defence? Really tight and well-organised? One to transfer your attackers away from?

            How did people rate the Palace defence? Loose and high line? One to attack at all costs?

            Appears so.

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

              Both loose given S'ton could easily have won if another GK.

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

                You do have a sense of humour after all - often wondered 🙂

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

                  Glad you enjoyed the joke.

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

              Saints looked vulnerable to the counter-attack. So a pacy player might excel.

              Palace looked deep and compact, and effective on the counter. Strong defensively. I think United will be too much for them though...

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

              Will be interesting to see how many first teamers they both play mid week in Carabao cup games and if there are any injuries.

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

            Suggestions here with 1FT and 1.5m
            Mccarthy
            Taa • Justin • Vinagre --- Ayling Lamptey
            Salah • Auba • ASM • Son -- Bissouma
            Werner • Mitro • Adams

            A: Son >> Rashford/Bruno...but is it ok to ditch Son after just 1game?
            B: Salah + Mitro/Adams >> Bruno + Martial (-4) as planned
            C: Son + Mitro >> James/Greenwood + Martial (-4)
            D: Son + Mitro >> Rashford + DCL (-4)

            1. InSaneMan-e
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 13 days ago

              B is mad after the hatrick.
              Tbh id hold onto Son for now also.

            2. King Sheep
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 13 days ago

              That Salah hattie puts a spanner in the works but I'd say stick to your plan.

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

            Save for here injuries permitting?

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

            McCarthy, Soucek, James, Bertrand

            1. MAXIMIN EFFORT
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 13 days ago

              Pereira is worrying, I’m tempted to ditch

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

                With no dosh itb, to who? Harrison is not an option yet. I need to see more of him.

                1. Hiroku
                    1 month, 13 days ago

                    Klich? He gets into the box a lot and is on pens.
                    Leeds look like they'll score a lot of goals this season.

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

                      One to watch but I just want to see a little bit more of Leeds I think. Thanks folks

            2. Warby84
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 13 days ago

              I’m going Robertson/Son to Taylor/DeBruyne.. And then remove Aubameyang after Palace..

            3. FDMS All Starz
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 13 days ago

              What needs changing here?

              McCarthy
              Justin - TAA - Davies
              Salah - Auba - ASM - Alli
              Adams - Ings - Werner

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

                Alli I guess after his HT substitution...

            4. CelticBhoy1
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 13 days ago

              Hold Son

              Davies > Keane?

              1. The 12th Man
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 13 days ago

                Watch out for Holgate.

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

                or Shaw?