Scout Notes

How Spurs and Everton’s new signings fared in their FPL Gameweek 1 debuts

Tottenham Hotspur 0-1 Everton

  • Goal: Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£7.0m)
  • Assist: Lucas Digne (£6.0m)
  • Bonus: Digne x3, Calvert-Lewin x2, Jordan Pickford (£5.0m) x1

Tottenham Hotspur and Everton met on Sunday for the second time in two months.

Only one goal separated the two sides again but, following Spurs’ narrow victory in July, this time it was the Toffees who came away from north London with all three points.

While it may seem like an all-too-convenient narrative to say that Everton’s trio of new signings were the difference between the two matches, there was a lot of truth in it.

Allan (£5.5m) and Abdoulaye Doucoure (£5.5m) added bite and energy to a previously uninspired central midfield, while James Rodriguez (£7.5m) oozed class and defied predictions – including our own – that he may take a little time to get up to speed after a lack of first-team football at Real Madrid.

Spurs’ two debutants didn’t quite have such an auspicious afternoon but Matt Doherty (£6.0m) did at least show encouraging glimpses of the goal threat that marked him out as a popular Fantasy Premier League option at Wolves.

RODRIGUEZ TO RICHARLISON

Carlo Ancelotti sent his troops out in a 4-3-3 for Sunday’s match, the formation his side ended pre-season in.

Richarlison (£8.0m) and Rodriguez were given the nod to flank Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£7.0m) in a three-man attack and while the Everton number nine grabbed the game’s only goal when nodding in a teasing Lucas Digne (£6.0m) free-kick, it was the two wingers who really caught the eye.

Rodriguez’s touch was excellent and his vision just as good, with the Colombian setting up five Everton chances – all for Richarlison.

He appears to be sharing set-piece duties with Digne, too, with Gylfi Sigurdsson (£7.0m) benched.

If there were any quibbles about Rodriguez’s display from a Fantasy perspective, it’s that he was often much deeper than Richarlison on the opposite flank.

The Brazil international, indeed, registered over four times as many penalty box touches as his new teammate.

But Rodriguez still went close with a 25-yard effort that crept just wide and got into an excellent position just after half-time, only to shank Calvert-Lewin’s cut-back from 12 yards.

But for Richarlison’s profligate finishing, he would have had at least one assist to his name, too.

The former Watford man nodded a presentable chance wide from a pinpoint Rodriguez cross just after the interval, later curling two efforts narrowly off-target when being found by the Colombian.

Richarlison’s best chance came from an errant Ben Davies (£5.0m) pass but, after skinning Toby Alderweireld (£5.5m) and Hugo Lloris (£5.5m), the newly reclassified FPL forward could only blaze over from a tight angle – to the annoyance of Calvert-Lewin, who was unmarked and waiting for a tap-in.

An off-day for Richarlison in front of goal, then, but plenty of encouragement for the Gameweek 2 clash with West Brom, who allowed Harvey Barnes (£7.0m) plenty of chances from the Leicester left on Sunday despite operating with a five-man backline.

Doherty’s Debut

Doherty was one of the reasons that Richarlison had a lot of joy in north London.

The Brazilian had the beating of the Ireland international on a few occasions (his 51st-minute header and 71st-minute curler, for starters) and, in more than one instance, Doherty was half-way up the other end of the pitch when Richarlison received the ball.

That last point is not a criticism, however, as the Spurs right-back was encouraged to get forward in the lop-sided 4-2-3-1 that Jose Mourinho employs.

One of the questions from FPL managers over Doherty’s move to north London was whether he would continue to “underlap” into goal-scoring positions or whether he would be more of a cross-merchant like Serge Aurier (£5.5m).

Two darts into the Everton box just before half-time may have answered that, with one of his runs resulting in a glorious chance from six yards out that Jordan Pickford (£5.5m) blocked with his legs.

Doherty was clearly flagging by the end of his debut and it may be a few weeks before we see the best of him, with Mourinho saying:

The players who didn’t have pre-season, we don’t have now the possibility to give them a pre-season but we have a lot of matches now to play consecutively and we have to use these matches, not just to win them and the knockout ones are obviously decisive ones with everything decided in 120 minutes or even penalties, and try to use this to improve the form of some players because some of them were really in trouble.

You can look to Doherty, a player who is normally in incredible condition. He didn’t have pre-season. He went direct from holidays to national team matches. No pre-season at all. Direct and not one single training session, direct from holidays to the national team and he played two consecutive matches and today he was not Matt Doherty like he normally is.

SPURS ATTACK BLANKS

There was no joy for owners of Spurs’ attackers, either.

Harry Kane (£10.5m) followed up his sluggish displays for England with a tired-looking performance, although did tee up Doherty for the right-back’s chance with an excellent chip.

Dele Alli (£8.0m) lasted only 45 minutes of the game, meanwhile, with Mourinho citing tactical reasons for his half-time substitution:

Tactical, yeah. They were playing only with one pivot, Allan was in that position there. Gomes and Doucoure were pressing high, lots of space behind this pressure. I needed more dynamic there.

It was some distance from being a positive Spurs display but it wasn’t the worst we’ve ever seen from Mourinho’s side: as well as Doherty’s chance, Alli saw a shot tipped over by Pickford following a swift break, Son Heung-min (£9.0m) had a goalbound shot headed away and Kane was inches from connecting with Son’s teasing delivery.

All of that came in the first half, however, and the Lilywhites ran out of steam after the break, with Mourinho’s change at the interval not having any effect.

The Spurs boss said:

Look. Harry Kane trained with us once. Just once. One day. Moussa Sissoko just a couple. I’m not going player by player but for different reasons our players they didn’t have that proper pre-season.

We had cases of positive COVID-19. Of course we have the right to say which players they were, but we had players with positive COVID. We had other players in quarantine due to proximity with the positive players.

We had a player in quarantine because he was on holiday in a country that England demands quarantine.

We had a national team couple of weeks, many of the players went with their national teams so the pre-season was a difficult one for many of the players.

In the second half after their goal we were poor and in my opinion we were not physically strong, no intensity and the team lacks in this moment many players physical condition.

EVERTON SOLID

Allan’s love of a tackle was something we highlighted in a previous article and no FPL midfielder won more than the Brazilian in Gameweek 1.

He and Doucoure rightly earned a lot of the praise on Sunday but Michael Keane (£5.0m) continued his fine post-restart form at centre-half and, perhaps most crucially of all, Pickford was dependable between the posts.

The England goalkeeper was a bit of a weak link last season and no matter how good Everton’s defenders and covering midfielders are, they’ll need him to vastly improve on his 2019/20 form in order to rack up the clean sheets.

The back four may well be settled for some time, meanwhile, with Mason Holgate (£5.0m) potentially ruled out for up to three months:

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1,630 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Ha.
    • 5 Years
    8 days, 22 hours ago

    Vinagre > Struijk
    Ings > Martial

    For a hit?

    1. fr3d
      • 2 Years
      8 days, 22 hours ago

      No.

    2. aapoman
      • 6 Years
      8 days, 22 hours ago

      Nope

      1. Ha.
        • 5 Years
        8 days, 22 hours ago

        Why not?

    3. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 days, 22 hours ago

      Yes looks good to me.

    4. Hairy Potter
      • 5 Years
      8 days, 22 hours ago

      Like the Ings to Martial move and also don't blame you for shipping Vinagre. Not sure how long Struijk will be in the Leeds team though.

      1. Ha.
        • 5 Years
        8 days, 22 hours ago

        Need the 0.5m

        And not really worried, will just be fodder until WC

    5. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      8 days, 22 hours ago

      Struijk won't play again. Only filled in for club captain who had a knock

      1. Ha.
        • 5 Years
        8 days, 22 hours ago

        Will be firmly in the bench

    6. VAR United
      • 4 Years
      8 days, 21 hours ago

      Solid but get Mitchel or Ferguson

      1. Ha.
        • 5 Years
        8 days, 21 hours ago

        Any news as to when Ferguson will be back?

        1. VAR United
          • 4 Years
          8 days, 21 hours ago

          Not to my knowledge but Roy rates him so will get gametime when he is back

    7. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 4 Years
      8 days, 21 hours ago

      If you can afford to bench your 4.0 for a few weeks get Ferguson. Ings to Martial is good.

  2. fr3d
    • 2 Years
    8 days, 22 hours ago

    Early (C) thoughts?

    a) Auba (WHU)
    b) Salah (che)
    c) Bruno/Martial (CRY)

    1. Gobigorgohome
      • 9 Years
      8 days, 22 hours ago

      a

    2. aapoman
      • 6 Years
      8 days, 22 hours ago

      Has to be Auba

    3. Hairy Potter
      • 5 Years
      8 days, 22 hours ago

      Between the A and C for me as both have home games against bottom half teams.

      Auba shades it for me, but could be swayed by Martial.

    4. n14mul
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 22 hours ago

      A at the moment but if chelsea play like last night then I think Mo could do well. Brighton got in behind them so many times

    5. Ha.
      • 5 Years
      8 days, 22 hours ago

      A

    6. L'Aeroplanino
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 22 hours ago

      Auba to punish the sellers

    7. Atlan Arjan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 days, 22 hours ago

      a-c-b

    8. BIG TONES
      • 6 Years
      8 days, 21 hours ago

      Auba, as it appears WHU are in dire straits. In terms of the United options, Palace looked pretty solid and won't be rolling over.

  3. aapoman
    • 6 Years
    8 days, 22 hours ago

    Havertz to Rodriguez for free? Don't have any other concerns in my team.

    1. FPL Zona
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 days, 22 hours ago

      I personally stick with Kai, he was out of his position yesterday

      1. n14mul
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        8 days, 22 hours ago

        I have heard this comment a few times yet Frank has said he can play anywhere along the front 3?

        I actually think he was thrown in too early and Brighton played great.

    2. n14mul
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 22 hours ago

      I was always taking out havertz after gw1, with a planned transfer to greenwood but now seriously thinking of putting in Hamez

    3. Whiskerz
      • 7 Years
      8 days, 21 hours ago

      I picked double chelsea for longer than 1 gw knowing about the pool fixture. Will you not want 2 in for wba and palace?

  4. n14mul
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    8 days, 22 hours ago

    Morning,

    First week of fpl done and I would say what a start to the fpl this season. Plenty of goals, plenty players getting double digits, no doubts that most of us have either had a great start or an acceptable start.

    Which players have caught your eye which you didn't have in mind before?

    For me I was impressed by Hamez and am now thinking of putting him in instead of Greenwood.

    I do feel Hamez may not at be the end of many attacking moves but he seems central to everything Everton do and a bonus being he seems to be on set pieces.

  5. Well you know, Triffic
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    8 days, 22 hours ago

    Ings -> Richarlison?

    1. MAXIMIN EFFORT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      8 days, 22 hours ago

      I like it, not popular on here though

    2. aapoman
      • 6 Years
      8 days, 22 hours ago

      Do it. Richarlison looked really good against Spurs. Waaaay better than DCL

      1. Well you know, Triffic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        8 days, 19 hours ago

        Yeah the stats show it aswell in terms of attempts and penalty area touches.

    3. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 4 Years
      8 days, 21 hours ago

      United in already or going without any?

      1. Well you know, Triffic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        8 days, 19 hours ago

        Going without. Will look at switching Aub to United in gw3

  6. Printing Mane
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    8 days, 22 hours ago

    Who will score more?

    A Jrod + 4pts ( WBA cpl BRI)
    B Bruno (CPL bri TOT)

    Currently planning not to captain both

    1. MAXIMIN EFFORT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      8 days, 22 hours ago

      A

  7. I SPEAK ENGELS AND DRINK GI…
    8 days, 22 hours ago

    Werner flagged! Werner -> Martial for hit? have Fernandes

  8. Warby84
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 days, 22 hours ago

    Pope far to expensive to consider... No reall Glk standout picks for WC.. Pope likes a bonus and a save or 2

    1. aapoman
      • 6 Years
      8 days, 22 hours ago

      Pickford is a good shout at 5.0. Allan and Doucoure should really help their defense

      1. Warby84
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        8 days, 22 hours ago

        I have Digne so could dbl up with Everton or with Burnley?

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 days, 22 hours ago

      Guaita if you can ride out the next few. Great fixtures, save and bonus magnet

  9. Inazuma X1
    • 3 Years
    8 days, 22 hours ago

    Pulisic owners, what are we doing?

    Don't think he will play Pool..

    1. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 days, 22 hours ago

      I'm not sure tbh. Lampard seems to be suggesting he's injured again.

    2. Pukki Party
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 21 hours ago

      Will wait for presser. Currently Son out more tempting than Puli out if both fit.

  10. MESSINHO
    • 4 Years
    8 days, 22 hours ago

    60 points in GW1. Not too bad, not too good I guess.

    McCarthy
    TAA - Davies - Justin
    Auba (C) - Salah - Alli - ASM
    Werner - Ings - Mitro

    Subs: Steer - C. Taylor - Mitchell - Reed

    What to do here guys?

    A) Alli -> James Rodriguez
    B) Alli + Ings -> James Rodriguez + Martial (-4)
    C) Save

    Cheers!

    1. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 days, 22 hours ago

      I like B

      1. MESSINHO
        • 4 Years
        8 days, 22 hours ago

        Thanks. What do you think about Greenwood vs. JRod? The possibility of signing Sancho putting me back tbh.

        1. Karan14
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          8 days, 22 hours ago

          J.Rod over Greenwood for now mate. Not the best time to Greenwood right now kid's under a lot of pressure.

          1. MESSINHO
            • 4 Years
            8 days, 21 hours ago

            Yeah thanks. Will probably do A or B.

  11. Little Red Lacazette
    • 3 Years
    8 days, 22 hours ago

    All set for GW2?

    McCarthy
    TAA Justin KWP
    Salah Auba(C) Bruno(V) ASM
    Werner Wilson Mitro

    Nyland Bissouma Mitchell Vinagre

    1. The Knights Template
      • 6 Years
      8 days, 21 hours ago

      Arise, Sir Little Red Lacazette!

    2. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 days, 21 hours ago

      Yep, gtg.

      Just have to hope Werner recovers in time. I also have Bissouma 1st on bench unfortunately. (Kidded myself I wouldn't need a good bench this early in season as usual).

  12. Karan14
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 days, 22 hours ago

    McCarthy
    TAA Ayling Justin
    Salah Auba Pulisic Soucek
    Werner Ings Adams

    (4.0 Taylor Vinagre Bissouma)
    0.0m

    A) Ings & Vinagre ➡️ Martial & 4.0m
    B) Ings & Pulisic ➡️ Martial & Rodriguez
    C) Ings, Pulisic & Vinagre ➡️ DCL, Bruno & 4.0

    Open to taking a hit or two to sort the team out. Thoughts?

    1. Printing Mane
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      8 days, 22 hours ago

      B

    2. Ha.
      • 5 Years
      8 days, 22 hours ago

      I’m on A bit don’t have Pulisic. Is he definitely out? Taylor not the worst auto sub to have in any case.

      1. Karan14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        8 days, 21 hours ago

        No clue about Pulisic honestly Lampard seems to be on the fence about him. If I wait till Friday I'll probably be priced out of A.

  13. Sterling Archer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    8 days, 22 hours ago

    93 points and 43k overall, best start I've ever had I think!
    Looking to swap son to rashford, that first game just reminded me why I never usually pick spurs lads!

    1. Printing Mane
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      8 days, 22 hours ago

      Noice

    2. MAXIMIN EFFORT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      8 days, 22 hours ago

      Rashford without pens isn’t great, 10 goals or something like that

      1. Sterling Archer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        8 days, 21 hours ago

        I know but I only have 0.5 itb, I would prefer Bruno. But still feel rashford is a decent pick

    3. Ha.
      • 5 Years
      8 days, 22 hours ago

      Sou next, though...

  14. TAT
    • 2 Years
    8 days, 22 hours ago

    Which move(s) look best?

    A.) Ings > Martial
    B.) Havert > JRod
    C.) both (-4)

    1. Ha.
      • 5 Years
      8 days, 22 hours ago

      I wouldn’t get Rodwell in

      1. TAT
        • 2 Years
        8 days, 22 hours ago

        Rodwell?

    2. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 4 Years
      8 days, 21 hours ago

      A

      1. TAT
        • 2 Years
        8 days, 21 hours ago

        That's been the plan all along, but double Chelsea against Liverpool (Havertz+Werner) suddenly doesn't look that tempting…

        1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
          • 4 Years
          8 days, 20 hours ago

          Didn't know you had double Chelsea. Any United?

          1. TAT
            • 2 Years
            8 days, 18 hours ago

            No, unfortunately. Need to make a move for either Martial – or by doing Ings > DCL, Fernandes in for Havertz.

  15. Klopp it
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    8 days, 22 hours ago

    Werner is the only Chelsea player I have, and I have no united players, I also have alli, I was thanking on werner to martial this week, then Ali to havertz next week?

    1. Do I Not Like Orange
      • 8 Years
      8 days, 22 hours ago

      Werner to Martial will probably be my move this week if he's still a doubt, I'd very likely want him back for WBA though.

      1. Klopp it
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        8 days, 22 hours ago

        What about havertz for West brom?

        1. Do I Not Like Orange
          • 8 Years
          8 days, 21 hours ago

          Jury's out, not sure he will be the big hitter Werner is.

    2. Hairy Potter
      • 5 Years
      8 days, 22 hours ago

      Can see the attraction of Martial. Any plan for Man City coverage? Might be more important than Havertz.

      I've done Werner to Martial. Given how he played last night I think I will want him back when I WC in a few weeks, but I'll cross that bridge when I come to it.

      1. baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        8 days, 21 hours ago

        Mane did cover Salah as well as Sterling can cover KdB. Only cs pts by defs can really be covered.

      2. Klopp it
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        8 days, 21 hours ago

        Iv Abumayang and Salah, so I'm considering 1 off them for kdb

  16. Flynny
    • 5 Years
    8 days, 22 hours ago

    Happy to take a couple of hits to get this into shape.

    How does this look?

    Davies, havertz and Antonio to ayling, jrod and dcl - 8

    Thanks

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

    1. Flynny
      • 5 Years
      8 days, 22 hours ago

      Rather should be ayling, jame and martial!

    2. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 days, 22 hours ago

      -8 to get no United attackers and double up on Everton. I'm not so sure about that mate.

      1. Flynny
        • 5 Years
        8 days, 22 hours ago

        my mistake mate

        Players in would be ayling, jrod and martial!!

        1. Karan14
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          8 days, 22 hours ago

          To be honest I like those moves. Davies & Antonio are going to be useless. Havertz is the real dilemma.

          1. Flynny
            • 5 Years
            8 days, 21 hours ago

            Its very tempting just to dive in there and do the moves.

            Sort out some early issues. Bring in some players who longer term likely to improve things

    3. MESSINHO
      • 4 Years
      8 days, 22 hours ago

      -8 is too much for my liking. Davies -> Ayling can wait.

      1. Flynny
        • 5 Years
        8 days, 22 hours ago

        can't afford dcl and martial otherwise.

        Ayling could easily get clean sheet v Fulham...

        1. MESSINHO
          • 4 Years
          8 days, 21 hours ago

          "Davies, havertz and Antonio to ayling, jrod and dcl - 8"

          I commented based on this. If it's to get Martial, it might be a viable option, but still don't like -8 this early.

          1. Flynny
            • 5 Years
            8 days, 21 hours ago

            thanks mate.

            Im bringing in 3 players who could be good long term with good fixtures gw2......could pay back immediately and sorts a few problems early doors

            1. MESSINHO
              • 4 Years
              8 days, 21 hours ago

              That's good if you are this confident about it 🙂 Going with your gut tops the all strategies in this game.

              1. Flynny
                • 5 Years
                8 days, 21 hours ago

                Its about convincing yourself it makes sense more than anything.....

  17. Inazuma X1
    • 3 Years
    8 days, 22 hours ago

    Best 4.5 defender?

    1. Flynny
      • 5 Years
      8 days, 22 hours ago

      taylor

    2. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 days, 22 hours ago

      Ayling/Taylor/Justin

    3. HurriKane
      • 8 Years
      8 days, 22 hours ago

      Lamptey

    4. Little Red Lacazette
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 22 hours ago

      Lamptey/Pieters/Taylor/Ayling

    5. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 days, 21 hours ago

      Justin

    6. Warby84
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 days, 21 hours ago

      I still think Taylor but Justin has a good game..

  18. HurriKane
    • 8 Years
    8 days, 22 hours ago

    Alli on -62 on fplstats.

    Do you think he will fall in price before gw2?

    1. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 days, 22 hours ago

      Probably

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 days, 22 hours ago

      Yes

    3. Ha.
      • 5 Years
      8 days, 22 hours ago

      Yes

    4. Little Red Lacazette
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 21 hours ago

      He will drop by at least .1

    5. HurriKane
      • 8 Years
      8 days, 21 hours ago

      Fsk. Cheers all

  19. tibollom
    • 4 Years
    8 days, 22 hours ago

    pretty poor start with 60 pts.. what to do here? 0.5 ITB

    McCarthy Nyland
    TAA Taylor Justin Davies Ferguson
    Auba salah son asm stephens
    ings werner davis

    Does Ings to martial make most sense??

    1. MESSINHO
      • 4 Years
      8 days, 22 hours ago

      Average is 50, so 60 is not poor at all.

      That's a good move.

    2. Little Red Lacazette
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 21 hours ago

      10 above average is not poor.

  20. Rambo Motin
    • 7 Years
    8 days, 22 hours ago

    Everton's defense was aboustely outstation! They look like a brand new team this season. You would be mad not to get one in.

    It's either £6 Digne or £5 Coleman. You save £1 with Coleman but he's doesn't seem to get nearly as many attacking returns as Digue.

    1. Ha.
      • 5 Years
      8 days, 21 hours ago

      Digne just behind the Liverpool lads in terms of chances created

      1. Rambo Motin
        • 7 Years
        8 days, 21 hours ago

        That's amazing. I think he's worth an extra 1mil over Coleman.

        I'm thinking about doing TAA>Digne. TAA could take a price hit this week and has tough fixtures (I know he can still get attacking returns but he's 7.5mil). I plan to bring TAA at a later date at hopefully a discount when he's fixtures clear up.

  21. FOO FIGHTER
    • 1 Year
    8 days, 22 hours ago

    Going to feel good still having my WC next week and further info on current assets as well as UTD and City.

    Got 57 points from the lot below, not great but could have been worse and will roll with the same team GW2.

    Ramsdale
    TAA Stevens Egan
    Salah Alli Bowen Havertz
    Werner Ings Adams

    Nyland Mitchell Johnson Gordon

    Will have 2FT's or trigger the WC if it goes tits up again.

    1. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 days, 21 hours ago

      Well done to you if you can save that wildcard with Alli, Bowen, Havertz and double Soton attack. Mine would have been activated till now.

      1. FOO FIGHTER
        • 1 Year
        8 days, 21 hours ago

        I am not chasing points.

  22. Jafooli
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    8 days, 21 hours ago

    Am I safe to do Werner (flagged) > Martial (he's nailed right?)

    Neither team have a game between now and GW2 do they?

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      • 1 Year
      8 days, 21 hours ago

      Interview afterwards suggests nothing wrong with Werner.

      1. Jafooli
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        8 days, 21 hours ago

        Prefer a Utd player and 0.5m

    2. MESSINHO
      • 4 Years
      8 days, 21 hours ago

      I think Werner will be fit against Liverpool, but if you don't have any more pressing issues, that's not a bad move.

      1. Jafooli
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        8 days, 21 hours ago

        Martial is nailed on right?

        1. MESSINHO
          • 4 Years
          8 days, 21 hours ago

          Yes he is 100% nailed.

          1. Jafooli
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            8 days, 21 hours ago

            Cheers

  23. Alexis Nonsense
    • 4 Years
    8 days, 21 hours ago

    No wonder Spurs are struggling

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V2yAURIOiAM

  24. wolves_simmo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    8 days, 21 hours ago

    How do I get United coverage? 1FT £0.5m ITB

    Ryan
    Justin - TAA - Lascelles - KWP
    Havertz - Salah - Auba
    Werner - Wilson - Mitro

    Bench: McCarthy - James - Podence - Bissouma

    1. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 days, 21 hours ago

      Guess it would have to be either Werner to Martial or Havertz to Greenwood (risky) without taking a hit.

      Or Salah to Bruno if you're feeling brave.

  25. Strchld
    • 4 Years
    8 days, 21 hours ago

    Had James Rodriguez any corners or free kicks?

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 days, 21 hours ago

      Digne on most

    2. The 12th Man
      • 7 Years
      8 days, 21 hours ago

      Against Spurs it was Digne on left sided corners and free kicks.
      Rodriguez on right corners.
      Don’t think we got a free kick on the right side so can’t say for definite for the right.

  26. Lev Yashin
    • 7 Years
    8 days, 21 hours ago

    How's this for GW2?
    Who to captain?

    Steer
    TAA, Davies, KWP
    Auba, Bruno, Havertz, Foden
    Martial, Jimenez, Mitro

    McCarthy, Soucek, Mitchell, Vinagre

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 days, 21 hours ago

      Martial or Bruno

    2. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 days, 21 hours ago

      I feel Auba is stand out pick for next week. At home against a WH side that just lost 2-0 to Newcastle...

    3. Gazza2000
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      8 days, 21 hours ago

      Auba for me

  27. Christina.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    8 days, 21 hours ago

    Werner @ 9.5m with no penalties.
    Hmm...think I prefer Jim/Vardy

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      • 1 Year
      8 days, 21 hours ago

      Once Werner is in the swing of things he will have Jimenez for dinner.

    2. FOO FIGHTER
      • 1 Year
      8 days, 21 hours ago

      How many points GW1 btw?

      1. Christina.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        8 days, 21 hours ago

        69

        1. FOO FIGHTER
          • 1 Year
          8 days, 21 hours ago

          My favourite number...

    3. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 days, 21 hours ago

      Yep, same. Trying to figure out how to get Jimi in for GW3/4.

    4. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 days, 21 hours ago

      Lampard was playing two No 10s on the wings. I think he'll do well once Pulisic & Ziyech are back. Was unlucky not to score yesterday because of RLC. Also he could have pens when Kova plays instead of Jorginho.

  28. pablo discobar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    8 days, 21 hours ago

    Bruno and KDB were over 100% on fpl stats but didn't rise like Willian and Bamford.

    I'm thinking maybe the teams that didn't play GW1 have their prices locked.

    There's no way of knowing for sure is there? Just got to wait and see what happens tonight?

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      • 1 Year
      8 days, 21 hours ago

      Wildcards

    2. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      8 days, 21 hours ago

      Haha no they aren't price locked imo. The algorithm could be skewed by wildcards. Gabriel didn't rise over 100 either. It happens sometimes. Its not a 100% accurate

  29. Atimis
    • 4 Years
    8 days, 21 hours ago

    Who do you recon will perform better in the coming weeks - Bruno or Martial??

    1. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 days, 21 hours ago

      That's impossible to answer mate. Both should do well and scored similarly after lockdown too.

    2. CHRISFF
      • 6 Years
      8 days, 21 hours ago

      Martial

    3. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 days, 21 hours ago

      Bruno's points were heavily skewed by pens I believe. I have gone Martial as too many other players I want in midfield and funds are tight.

  30. Warby84
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 days, 21 hours ago

    Early WC team ready!!

    Pickford
    Trent Digne Shaw Struijk (Taylor)
    Salah Sterling Rodriguez Klich
    Werner Martial

    1. Warby84
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 days, 21 hours ago

      Brewster Bissouma bench..

    2. The 12th Man
      • 7 Years
      8 days, 21 hours ago

      A lot of faith in Everton clean sheets.

      1. Warby84
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        8 days, 21 hours ago

        I’m stuck on a keeper? But Digne really for his attacking threat..

        1. The 12th Man
          • 7 Years
          8 days, 21 hours ago

          I thought Pickford was 5.5 for some reason.
          I think he’s a good option at 5m . With Allan and Doucoure in front of the defence. We look a lot better.

          I want Digne. Would mean a Liverpool defender downgrade though.

          1. Warby84
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            8 days, 21 hours ago

            I think your next 3 are worth a triple up

            1. The 12th Man
              • 7 Years
              8 days, 21 hours ago

              Yeh I do as well.
              I have one, Rodriguez.
              Think Digne would be my no 1 pick.
              In order. Digne,Rodriguez,DCL,Richarlison,Keane,Pickford,Coleman

        2. The 12th Man
          • 7 Years
          8 days, 21 hours ago

          So that might not be a bad move actually.
          Unless you go for Leno.

          1. Warby84
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            8 days, 21 hours ago

            I looked at Leno but can’t see many cleanies