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Scout Notes

West Brom’s shortcomings bode well for Everton as Vardy defies the stats again

West Bromwich Albion 0-3 Leicester City

  • Goals: Timothy Castagne (£5.5m), Jamie Vardy (£10.0m) x2
  • Assists: Dennis Praet (£5.5m), James Justin (£4.5m)

No penalty box touches in open play, no shots in open play, fewer touches of the ball than West Bromwich Albion’s 69th-minute substitute Rekeem Harper (£4.5m) – no problem.

It’s now generally accepted that Jamie Vardy (£10.0m) doesn’t really do underlying statistics and assessing his Fantasy potential through cold numbers is a flawed approach.

Armed with a goal conversion rate that is consistently among the best in the division, the Leicester City striker possesses the admirable ability to be able to deliver an attacking return even when defences have kept him muzzled for 89 minutes.

Even by his standards, though, Sunday’s display at the Hawthorns was a quiet one and his 13-point haul owed a great debt to his role as the Foxes’ first-choice penalty-taker.

Both of his goals came from the spot, the first after he himself had been brought down and the second after James Justin (£4.5m) had been felled.

His only real sight of goal from open play came in the first half, when he broke clear of the hosts’ defence to test Sam Johnstone (£4.5m) with a stinging shot – only to be flagged for offside.

Stiffer tests await in the coming two Gameweeks, with two of 2019/20’s three best defences for clean sheets lying in wait, although he did score against Burnley and Manchester City in the corresponding fixtures last season.

Brendan Rodgers said of the 33-year-old striker after full-time:

Jamie is peerless. He’s super-cool, he’s clinical, you’ve seen his pace, he’s still got that running ability.

It’s a great start for him personally to score two goals and really good for the team.

BARNES LIVELY – BUT PROFLIGATE

Altogether more prominent was Harvey Barnes (£7.0m), who was responsible for almost half of the shots in the box that Leicester had.

With Ayoze Perez (£6.5m) struggling for match-sharpness down the right after a disrupted pre-season, Barnes looked lively – perhaps no surprise as he had racked up more minutes in the Foxes’ warm-up games than any of his teammates.

The familiar strengths and weaknesses were again in evidence, with the winger a threat with his driving runs and ability to get into dangerous positions but far from clinical when chances were presented to him.

Three opportunities went begging in quick succession on the 30-minute mark, with one of them classed by Opta as a ‘big chance’ that Johnstone repelled.

Barnes was then presented with another decent opening in the 78th minute, curling narrowly wide of the Baggies’ goalkeeper’s left-hand post.

Security of starts is sometimes an issue (he made more substitute appearances than starts in the Foxes’ nine post-lockdown fixtures) but this was a promising opening-weekend display from the young wide-midfielder.

MADDISON RETURNS

Having only recently recovered from a long-term injury, James Maddison (£7.0m) was among the substitutes for this Gameweek 1 clash.

The England international was thrown on as a 75th-minute replacement for the impressive Dennis Praet (£5.5m) and got quarter of an hour under his belt, as was the plan, according to Rodgers:

He’s moving much better now, he’s trained with the team this week. He’s obviously been out for a long period, he’s worked ever so hard to come back.

My idea was to get him on for 15-20 minutes, just to get some game-time in his legs, and he’ll feel better for that and motivated for next week’s training.

NO ISSUES FOR MAKESHIFT DEFENCE

Given that Leicester were without three of the four first-choice members of their 2019/20 backline either through injury, suspension or a summer transfer elsewhere, there was understandable trepidation about whether the Foxes could be as good defensively as they were last season.

In truth, it’s probably too early to say as they won’t face as many straightforward tests as this.

The Baggies made a bright start to the game, with Justin going into the book for a late tackle after 15 minutes as the hosts exerted some early pressure.

With only three shots in the box registered all game, and just two efforts of any variety recorded after half-time, Albion’s initial promise was short-lived and the pre-season concerns we had about a lack of goals from Slaven Bilic’s side became apparent.

Full-backs Justin and Timothy Castagne (£5.5m) showed willingness to get forward, at least, with the Belgian producing a Matt Doherty-esque dart into the six-yard box to nod in Praet’s cross and Justin’s penalty box presence leading to the visitors’ second spot-kick award.

Three at the Back

Having played a 4-2-3-1 or 4-3-3 for pretty much the entirety of last season, Bilic sprung a surprise by naming a 3-4-3 on Sunday.

With the 4-2-3-1 perhaps too gung-ho at this level and a lack of central midfield options alongside Romaine Sawyers (£5.0m) and Jake Livermore (£5.0m) limiting his ability to operate in a 4-3-3, the Baggies boss opted for a safety-first approach.

It was a largely successful move at first, with Vardy nullified and the game still goalless at the break, but the Foxes became more and more dominant as the match went on.

Current and prospective owners of Everton assets will be eyeing up the Gameweek 2 meeting with West Brom with great interest and the space that Barnes was afforded might be a good omen for Richarlison (£8.0m), who occupied a left-wing role in the Toffees’ win over Spurs.

Bilic may have been hinting that he will stick with a wing-back system when interviewed after the game, mentioning that a reversion to a back four didn’t work:

Based on what we have in the team I wanted to be solid, I wanted to have numbers but also have our front players in a good situation when we get the ball and be positive on the front foot.

I think it looked really good up until the first goal. After that, because we wanted to equalise, we went to four at the back but unfortunately, it didn’t work good.

I was really pleased the way we played up until their goal. Let’s say up until the first goal it was a really good performance for us, with the ball and without the ball.

I’m very disappointed with the result but the biggest thing I’m really disappointed about is our reaction after the goal. Our mentality was not the same. It wasn’t the right mentality.

All of [the goals] looked stoppable. What we have to do is to stretch this 50 minutes to 95 minutes and then that would be a massive step for us. Because it looked really good against a really good side.

West Bromwich Albion XI (3-4-3): Johnstone, Bartley, Ajayi, O’Shea, Furlong (Harper 69), Livermore, Sawyers (Edwards 68), Gibbs, Diangana, Robinson (Robson-Kanu 60), Matheus Pereira.

Leicester City XI (4-1-4-1): Schmeichel, Justin, Ndidi, Soyuncu, Castagne, Mendy, Perez (Albrighton 67), Praet (Maddison 75), Tielemans, Barnes, Vardy.

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927 Comments Post a Comment
  1. BIG TONES
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Good first week score finally... thoughts on my squad? 2.5 ITB

    Ramsdale
    Digne - Robbo - Doherty - Justin
    Auba (c) - Salah - Alli - ASM
    Werner - Wilson

    Subs: Nyland - Bissouma - 4.0 - 4.5

    1. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Alli to Bruno

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

        This.

      2. BIG TONES
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Definitely on the cards. Initially planned Wilson > Martial, but might hold Wilson now

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

      Brilliant team

      1. BIG TONES
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Cheers mate! Appreciate you

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

      nice defence actually - and you;ll have the holy trinity of pen takers + werner soon

    4. danlynch13
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      You can’t possibly have 2.5itb with that squad? Doesn’t add up

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

        I have same team with Son in place of Alli and DcL for Wilson, I got 1.5 ITB

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

          And Egan for justin

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

        The beauty of big defense, that's where the value is.

  2. Niho992
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Can anyone give me code of this league ?

    https://fantasy.premierleague.com/leagues/2324/standings/c ?

    Thx

  3. Klopp it
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Iv no man united cover atal but I do have alli, so do i

    A. Keep alli
    B. Drop alli for greenwood
    C. Drop alli for James Rodriguez
    D. Someone different

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

      C

      1. Lav
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        This if no DCL or Richarlison

  4. Azathoth
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    If i WC after GW2,what do u think about this front 7:
    KDB - Bruno - Willian - James
    Martial - Wilson - Mitro

    Thanx

    1. Niho992
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      meh

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

      I'm wild carding now and mine is
      aub Bruno Pulisic James
      Werner Martial 6.0

      1. Debauchy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Out of the fat and into the fire:smile:
        But gl

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

          Thanks. The will do Aub to sterling and a 6.0 to Wilson

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

      Not a fan.

      Willian and Mitro are no good. Willian's fixtures are awful.

      1. Debauchy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        This look again gw 8 for Willian

      2. Aston VII lalalala
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        So are Liverpool and Man City, but everyone is loading up on those assets.

        1. GreennRed
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Liverpool conceded three at home to a promoted team. They were poor defensively at the end of the season. City defence is poor. The FDR is for chances of a win. Still scope to score goals against Pool and City. But a win is unlikely.

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

    Salah and alli for James Rodriguez and Bruno fernandes?

    1. Marquee
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Negative.

    2. Lav
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Dropping Salah is suicidal.

      1. Little Red Lacazette
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        +2

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

        You have 34 lives 😀

  6. Lav
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    What do I do here? Thinking about DCL or Richarlison, but worry about my side as a whole.

    McCarthy
    TAA Davies Taylor Vinagre
    Auba Salah Son ASM
    Werner Ings

    4.0 Mitchell Gordon Brewster

  7. ace3.1415
    1 month, 12 days ago

    I've been getting divided responses so far (not helping me make my decision). Can you guys help me out please? Appreciate the comments.

    INGS VS MARTIAL

    1. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Depends on the team you have. Any other Man U/Soton assets you possess?

      1. ace3.1415
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Only KWP

    2. Lav
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      An Everton attacker.

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

      Martial - Ings isnt worth 8.5

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

      Tony Martial

    5. doher.ty
      1 month, 12 days ago

      It’s your team, make the decision

      1. ace3.1415
        1 month, 12 days ago

        I'm looking for some advice here

        1. doher.ty
          1 month, 12 days ago

          You’ve asked the same question 10 times, you’ve gotten your advice, if you don’t like it that’s one thing but people aren’t here to manage your team. Make the decision.

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

      Martial no brainer

  8. Little Red Lacazette
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Will Justin lose his place when Pereira gets back?

    1. Marquee
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Yes

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

      yes

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

      I would expect Pereira and Castagne to be the starters.

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

      We missed the boat mate 🙂

      1. Little Red Lacazette
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        I already have him. Seeing how long I get to keep him.

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

          GW 5
          Well done !

          That's the timeline for Periera to be back

          1. Little Red Lacazette
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            GW 5, good enough for me.

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

      He played at left back yesterday and looked good. Just a wait and see.

    6. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Cheers all.

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

      i think the pertinent question is:
      Will Justin lose his place before Pereira comes back.

      1. Little Red Lacazette
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Who would he feasibly lose his starting spot to before Pereira comes back?

        1. Marquee
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Thomas. Don’t think that will likely happen though

        2. THFC4LIFE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Fuchs and Thomas both play left back

  9. primal33
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Pick 2 to have for the next few gameweeks:

    A. Salah
    B. Auba
    C. KdB
    D. Bruno
    E. Sterling

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

      AC

    2. Marquee
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      AE

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

      AE, or AC.

      E has massive upside, C is the safe pick.
      I'll almost certainly go E, unless the wolves game suggest something different

      1. primal33
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Risking the price increase on KdB then?

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

          all the price increase will do is force folk into AE.

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

    A) Alli -> Someone up to 8.5 (James or Puli maybe)
    B) Mitro/Adams -> Wilson
    C) Save

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

      A

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

        Thx! Up or down in price?

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

    Just a reminder to those looking to make transfers, a lot of teams have midweek games. Best to wait if you can.

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

      Namely ?

      1. Giggs Boson
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Tuesday:
        Newcastle v Blackburn
        West Ham v Charlton
        Bournemouth v Palace
        Burton v Villa

        Wednesday:
        West Brom v Harrogate
        Ipswich v Fulham
        Southampton v Brentford
        Leeds v Hull
        Everton v Salford

        Thursday:
        Lokomotiv v Spurs
        Burnley v Sheffield
        Wolves v Stoke

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

          LOL
          Too many of them.
          Not even touching FT then.

          Thanks GB !

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

          Digne needs 60k transfers + he's not easy to get.
          I'm Sorted this GW then for transfer near deadline 😎

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

          Everton Salford now thats a tie.

        4. Giggs Boson
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Missed one...

          Thursday:
          Brighton v Portsmouth

          1. Giggs Boson
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Leicester, Arsenal, United, City, Liverpool, Chelsea the only teams without a mid week game this week.

        5. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Closes fpl transfers page and hope Alli has a stormer in Europe

      2. Apwilkin
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Everton is the one I’m looking at. Considering bringing one of them in. But want to make sure there isn’t a knock on Wednesday.

      3. Inazuma X1
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Missing the Spurs game

        1. Inazuma X1
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Nvm it's there XD

    2. ABHISHEK - THE CURIOUS ONE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Spurs dont have midweek game right ?

      1. Inazuma X1
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        They do - EL

      2. THFC4LIFE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Thursday away in Europa

  12. Fuddled FC
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    I can exactly do these transfers

    Werner & Alli > Martial & Pulisic

    Obviously depending on how they look tonight but "in theory" does this look a good move?

    Yay/nah

    1. primal33
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      I essentially think you're swapping out Alli. The other 3 are much of a muchness and should all do as well as each other.

    2. Manani
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      for a hit? I would just do one of them instead of for a hit

      1. Fuddled FC
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Yep but I can't just do Ali > Pul

        I could do Werner > Martial but I'm not convinced.

        Maybe I'll just do Ali > James

        1. primal33
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          See how Werner looks tonight but I personally think he hits 15-20 goals this season.

  13. Niho992
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Son to James anyone ? Spurs have great fixtures also, dont know should i keep Sonaldo

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

      keep Son.

      i did a captaincy fixture analysis this morning and he comes out as a candidate in several fixtures in the next 7. positioning yesterday was that of a lone striker and was heavily involved.

      great pick imo.

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

      Keep Son. On a sharper day he'll get some returns. I'd be much happier as a Son owner than an Alli owner (me).

      1. Apwilkin
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Ditto. I’m trying to keep my finger off the transfer trigger so I can stick to my gw3 plan. But alli is just making me sad in my line up

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

          just look at Sons fixtures wks 5-8 especially.
          im scheming of ways to bring him in.

  14. dbeck
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Best to save my ft here?

    Johnstone
    KWP Dallas TAA
    Pereira Saka Mo Auba
    Werner DCL Martial

    Button Soucek Saiss Mitchell

    Saka prob my biggest issue but would be keen to turn him into Foden so best to wait a week.

  15. Niho992
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Anyone else without United and City assets in GW 2?

    Only moves i can do is Son to Gwood or Werner to Martial and dont like either.

    1. Debauchy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Would hold with those options

    2. Marquee
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      I’m going without. Salah hatty and Vardy brace blew my ‘planned’ transfers out the water.

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

      Looking at martial this week and sterling/kdb the next

    4. primal33
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Yes but planning on Ings to Martial and potentially Auba to KdB

    5. GreennRed
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Yip.

    6. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Going without this week, I think

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

    Who do you have playing today and scores predictions?

    I'll kick off with...

    Wolves 0-0 Sheff Utd
    Brighton 0-5 Chelsea

    and I have Buur, James, Havertz & Werner in the mix.

    1. primal33
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Havertz and Werner for me

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

      Vinegar and Werner
      0-1
      1-2

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

      forgot the mighty Bissouma.
      should be good for 2 points and a booking.

    4. Major League Shocker
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 12 days ago

      SHU 0-1 WOL
      BHA 1-3 CHE

      Have Pulisic, Jimenez, Saiss, Egan.

  17. Manumana
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Play 1

    A. Taylor (lei)
    B. KWP (TOT)

    Thx

    1. GreennRed
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      A.

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

      I have two of them on bench Taylor is ahead though.
      If that helps 🙂

      1. Manumana
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        That does help. Thanks

        1. Manumana
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Ok 1 more the 1 st off the bench

          A. Reed (lee)
          B. KWP (TOT)

          Cheers

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

            B

            1. Manumana
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              Thanks

    3. linkafu
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Taylor

  18. ZLATAN'S PONYTAIL
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Isane to Salah the most logical move this GW? Might seem sideways but Mane looked pretty full and Salah punished me big time!

    McCarthy
    Mitchell Burr Egan TAA Taylor
    Havertz Mane Soucek Auba Biss
    Martial Timo Adams

    1. ZLATAN'S PONYTAIL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Mane

      1. primal33
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        If Mane hauls and Salah blanks you'll be even more annoyed. Play the long game if you need one or the other and hold.

        1. ZLATAN'S PONYTAIL
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Thanks for the reminder 🙂

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

      nope, hold Mane

      1. ZLATAN'S PONYTAIL
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Thx!

    3. GreennRed
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      First game. At home. Poor Leeds defence. Salah looks sharp but 1 from play. I sold Mane not not for Salah. Pool look like a team that suffer from no crowd.

      1. ZLATAN'S PONYTAIL
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        True. Salah being on pens seems appealing though

    4. Mr. Mystic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Never chase points, stick with Mane

      1. ZLATAN'S PONYTAIL
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Everyone has the same advice. You guys must be on to something 😉

        Thanks!

  19. zizoo10
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    so is kdb rising before the deadline? or is he locked?

    1. primal33
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Should rise in the next 48hrs imo

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

      rising

  20. wulfranian
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    I am thinking to sell Auba for Fernandes.Any thoughts?

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

      not this week.

    2. Marquee
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      I wouldn’t personally. Captain for captain swap though I guess. Think Auba will be most popular captain choice next week too.

    3. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Auba(c) for me this week

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

      next week after auba bangs a hattrick against west ham

    5. wulfranian
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      thanks all

  21. JurgenRodgers
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Who to bench out of this lot?

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

      Özil

      1. Debauchy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        This

  22. primal33
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Is KdB the most sit and forget player in the game?

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

      Taa can be a good alternative.

    2. QUEN
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Along with Trent yeah.

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

      no because he has other options around him

      someone like Soucek fits that bill

      1. primal33
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Sit and forget in my eyes is someone who will perform every single week be that a goal or assist. Can't see Soucek doing that tbh

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

    already having a Son headache

    1. Mr. Mystic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Why? Stick with him, great fixtures coming up...

    2. ElliotJHP
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      He is my #1 troll

      Never does well for me, sent off to boot last season.

      Still started the season with him, think I'll give him these next two games

    3. Debauchy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      I was on Son to Bruno but boy looks primed. Going Ings to Martial rather

  24. Mr. Mystic
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    1FT Ings -> Martial or hold?

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

      I would be tempted

    2. ElliotJHP
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      I would probably do it

    3. JURGENAUT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Yeah

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

      Yep

  25. QUEN
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Surprised KDB due a rise would of thought United this week then GW 3 city.

    Hope it slows down..

    1. Giggs Boson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Might not rise at all.

      It's all guesswork at the moment. The price rise site is apparently inaccurate at the start of the season.

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

        Yeah the app I use isn’t up running yet either so prob right

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

        This FPL stats allover the place imo. How in hell would KDP rise , makes no sense

        1. RLew
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 12 days ago

          He's the second-most transferred in player in the game right now (about 2,000 transfers in behind Bamford and about 2,500 ahead of Willian).

          1. Debauchy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Ok crazy still

            1. Debauchy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              Surely a lot of WCs what serious players would be making the move without a WC

  26. JURGENAUT
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Keep ASM/Soucek or ditch? Planning to roll over FT initially to GW3

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

      No urgent need to drop ether - hold

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

        Either

    2. ElliotJHP
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Im keeping as it feels like a waste of a transfer shifting to other 5.5 (lack of) options

      1. JURGENAUT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Klich/Harrison sprung to mind as only viable alternatives but yeah I guess I’ll wait

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

      Why would you waste transfers changing up your enablers after 1 gw?

      1. JURGENAUT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 12 days ago

        True, was just exploring thoughts

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

    Are people really taking hits to bring in everton players? Lol , what happened to planning your gw1 team for more than one game week?

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

      Nothing wrong with changing your mind with more information

      1. GreennRed
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Just one game. They've been inconsistent under Ancelloti. Calvert Lewin could be a steal if he gets regular goal. Depends on who you're selling for them but even 7-0 v Spurs is too soon.

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

        You don't have any real information after one game.

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

      they do look good value though

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

      Alli got hooked at half and Everton looked great with their new signings. That's what happened.

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

        Alli shouldn't have been in your team in the first place and even if you have to remove him that doesn't force you to take a hit elsewhere

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

      Wild guess: people wanted to see how fast they would gel with a completely new XI

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

        Tame guess: people have planned terribly

        1. Debauchy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Yep not worth hits but give guys a break , nice fixtures and something to work on

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

        Yep , rather be proactive than watch and wait

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

      Nope, have DCL though

  28. Kushal
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Who would you ship out first
    Alli or Mane ?

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

      No need to ship mane.

      He will get returns

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

      Alli

    3. JURGENAUT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 12 days ago

      You shouldn’t ship out Mane who will end the season close to Salah again in points

  29. linkafu
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 12 days ago

    What to do with Alli?

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

      I'm probably selling but want to see how Spurs get on Thursday night.

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

    Ings to Wilson for GW2? Or too knee-jerk?

    1. JURGENAUT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Ings to martial is the only viable option I see