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. LEEEEDS
    • 9 Years
    8 days, 19 hours ago

    Your help please guys

    ended up with an average score of 51

    currently got
    Nyland
    Holding, TAA, Justin, Egan
    Son, Barnes, Cuba
    Richarlison, Ings, Wilson

    Mcarthy, reed, havertz, wilson

    Don't want to be too knee jerky and thinking Ings->martial for now and see how son fairs over the next few weeks.

    What are your thoughts? I have seen some similar posts with people considering WCarding already.... a bit too early and I don't think my team looks THAT bad! But I could be wrong 🙂

    1. LEEEEDS
      • 9 Years
      8 days, 19 hours ago

      by the way it's Auba not Cuba.... although someone in Cuba might have performed a bit better (as a captain)!

    2. PascalCygan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 days, 19 hours ago

      Sensible move.

      A wildcard is always tempting, it's a great chip, but I would ideally want more data than one week before pulling the trigger.

      Also there are a couple of fixture swings around GW2/3/4.

      I think your one move and holding your nerve is the right way.

      1. LEEEEDS
        • 9 Years
        8 days, 19 hours ago

        Thanks for the reassurance! It is soooo tempting to just WC but I have done that in the past and regretted it!

        1. PascalCygan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          8 days, 19 hours ago

          Know the feeling!

    3. IRBOX ⚽
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 19 hours ago

      Would not bench an 8.5 attacking asset. Get rid if that’s your thought process

      1. LEEEEDS
        • 9 Years
        8 days, 19 hours ago

        I keep switching him with Egan.... his last performance was dire! I don't really want to take any hits at this stage.... more change of a Egan CS than Havertz netting a few pts against pool. Pools defence looked really bad against Leeds.... can I only get better I suppose!

  2. In a Rush
    • 3 Years
    8 days, 19 hours ago

    Any thoughts on whether van de Beek starts?
    Tempted to do Alli ➡️ Rodriguez and Bowen ➡️ Vdb

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 19 hours ago

      MEN reckons he will this weekend, but doubt OGS knows yet.
      First of those moves a no brainer.

      1. In a Rush
        • 3 Years
        8 days, 19 hours ago

        Cheers, would like a Utd player as well. Other option is alli ➡️ Bruno and Bowen ➡️ 4.5 and play Soucek any thoughts on that or do the 1st do fancy Rodriguez.

        1. Fulchester's New Centr…
          • 3 Years
          8 days, 19 hours ago

          HRod looks a steal, but I have no qualms about playing Soucek every week either.
          If Donny starts and plays well surely he has to stay in and attacking record is pretty great

          1. In a Rush
            • 3 Years
            8 days, 19 hours ago

            Cheers for the feedback.yes a bit of a headache Everton have great fixtures and I could get Bruno for auba next week although he’s going up in price though.

  3. Inazuma X1
    • 3 Years
    8 days, 19 hours ago

    GW1 - 28 points.

    Martinez (Steer)
    TAA Robbo Doherty Ayling (Vinagre)
    Auba(C) Foden Havertz Barnes (Pulisic)
    Adams Martial (Brewster)

    Awful start. Main issue is structure of the team I think. Should I WC?

    1. LEEEEDS
      • 9 Years
      8 days, 19 hours ago

      I'm in a similar boat... I think too early to WC

    2. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 days, 19 hours ago

      One more week will give you twice as much information, so no. You can WC much better in GW3 than GW2.

      1. Inazuma X1
        • 3 Years
        8 days, 19 hours ago

        Yeah I know but my structure is not right. Better to fix it early than later..

        1. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          8 days, 19 hours ago

          I agree but one more week shouldn't hurt, you haven't even seen the Manchester teams play. Going off of one week of information is risky. Your overall WC can be much better over the long term if you wait an extra week and gain lots of information.

    3. PascalCygan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 days, 19 hours ago

      That team looks good for this week. Hold off on the WC.

      1. Inazuma X1
        • 3 Years
        8 days, 19 hours ago

        Looks good on paper. But when you think of Captaincy, the structure doesn't look right with just one premium mid, don't you think?

    4. The Knights Template
      • 6 Years
      8 days, 19 hours ago

      Could well be 80pts next week. Stand down.

      1. Inazuma X1
        • 3 Years
        8 days, 19 hours ago

        Yeah I know but I need to fix the structure of the team, don't you think?

    5. Pat Bonner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 days, 19 hours ago

      Ouch. Unlucky start there but nice to have martial and Fidel already in your team. I would look to do something with the Chelsea mids, maybe take a hit for jrod and rashford?

      1. Pat Bonner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        8 days, 19 hours ago

        *foden! Dam autocorrecting it to the old Cuban leader

      2. Inazuma X1
        • 3 Years
        8 days, 19 hours ago

        Yeah I took risks with them but didn't pay off mainly due to Salah haul.

        I don't mind keeping Pulisic on the bench if he's ready for GW3

        My only issue is I feel the structure is wrong i.e one premium mid

    6. SHOOTER MCGINN
      • 5 Years
      8 days, 19 hours ago

      I've got a very similar structure and right now it doesn't feel great. But also we picked this team for a reason and one gameweek dominated by Salah shouldn't change things. Our squads are better overall, just need these extra lower priced premiums to start delivering.

      1. Inazuma X1
        • 3 Years
        8 days, 19 hours ago

        Yeah.. captaincy is big in FPL though

        1. SHOOTER MCGINN
          • 5 Years
          8 days, 19 hours ago

          True. But this week Auba is the best option (or Martial). Wait and see for GW3 at least I think.

  4. mjh92
    8 days, 19 hours ago

    Fitness of Doherty in question, does that make Doherty to Digne a no brainer?

    Any other 6m defender worth getting?

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 19 hours ago

      Digne looks the better by far at the minute

      1. Mr. Funny Name
        • 5 Years
        8 days, 19 hours ago

        Next week Doherty could be the pick, could’ve and possibly should’ve scored this weekend, I’d advise holding doh

  5. Zinedine
    • 10 Years
    8 days, 19 hours ago

    Right chaps, free transfer with 1.0 in the bank. Plan was Salah for KdB but not sure now. Any thoughts or be patient?

    McCarthy, Steer
    TAA, holding, Justin, Johnson, Mitchell
    Aubameyang, Salah, fernandes, S-M, Romeu
    Werner, Adams, Nketiah

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 19 hours ago

      Nketiah to DCL or just relax

      1. Zinedine
        • 10 Years
        8 days, 19 hours ago

        Cheers, yeah bringing KdB in is apples for apples so I’ll think about a striker change

    2. The Knights Template
      • 6 Years
      8 days, 19 hours ago

      Be patient, you already have Bruno

  6. Greenbackbøøg…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    8 days, 19 hours ago

    Do we reckon Fernandes rises today?

    1. Gregor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      8 days, 19 hours ago

      Probably yeah.

    2. The Knights Template
      • 6 Years
      8 days, 19 hours ago

      94.8% at the moment and given the hysterics here it is a certainty

  7. CHRISFF
    • 6 Years
    8 days, 19 hours ago

    Here start

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 19 hours ago

      There finish

  8. RamaJama
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    8 days, 19 hours ago

    Who to get this week for Alli

    A) Greenwood
    B) jRod
    C) Save and get Bruno, Rashford or Martial next week

    1. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
      • 5 Years
      8 days, 19 hours ago

      if you have anyone on the bench you can play I would save for Bruno next GW

    2. In a Rush
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 19 hours ago

      This is my dilemma! Considering alli ➡️ Rodriguez and Bowen ➡️ Vdb/greenwood
      What are your thoughts on the latter pair starting for Utd?

      1. RamaJama
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        8 days, 19 hours ago

        Non of them 100% to start I guess, Greenwood more likely than VDB? And not quite sure how vdb will play/settle

        1. In a Rush
          • 3 Years
          8 days, 19 hours ago

          I don’t know Ole praising vdb s performance in the villa friendly is encouraging, that coupled with Greenwood’s troubles lately not sure what to do.

    3. The Knights Template
      • 6 Years
      8 days, 19 hours ago

      C

  9. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
    • 5 Years
    8 days, 19 hours ago

    GW2 - Puli + Alli > Bruno + Barnes (-4)
    GW3 - Auba > KDB

    Would give me a front 8 of

    KDB, Bruno, Barnes, Salah, Soucek
    Mitro, Werner, Brewster

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 19 hours ago

      Double thumbs up

      1. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
        • 5 Years
        8 days, 19 hours ago

        cheers, still thinking but very tempted

  10. Qaiss
    • 4 Years
    8 days, 19 hours ago

    Do you think Grealish could be a good pick?

    1. Gregor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      8 days, 19 hours ago

      Yep.

      1. Qaiss
        • 4 Years
        8 days, 19 hours ago

        If he doesn't move he may well be

    2. Jullepuu
      • 1 Year
      8 days, 19 hours ago

      For sure

    3. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 days, 19 hours ago

      yes

  11. Brakos2k
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    8 days, 19 hours ago

    Someone tell me doing Havertz to Willian wasn't a bad move? Fixtures after West Ham not great but Liverpool and Sheffield United defence not what it was. There is some competition with Pepe but got to be Willian's place to lose now?

    1. The Knights Template
      • 6 Years
      8 days, 19 hours ago

      Don't hate it and surely he's earned another game after 3 assists

    2. baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 days, 19 hours ago

      Should be his place now. Not bad, but only time will tell, I don't like those fixtures, I think both teams are going to improve their defense. Liverpool has to wake up and VvD cannot be that rusty for a long period.

      1. Brakos2k
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        8 days, 19 hours ago

        Cheers both. Trying to play based on form not fixtures this year but i appreciate that 1 game against Fulham isn't a very reliable benchmark... Time will tell!

  12. lfcserg
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    8 days, 19 hours ago

    Another one

    Lads should I make any changes?

    McCarthy - Nyland
    TAA - Davies - KWP - Vinagre - Mitchell
    Auba - Salah - Alli - Rodriguez - Pereira
    Werner - Wilson - Brewster

    1FT
    Should I do Werner -> Martial?
    Werner and Alli -> Bruno and DCL for -4 hit

    Any other suggestions?

    1. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
      • 5 Years
      8 days, 19 hours ago

      save
      get rid of Vinagre if anyone but that could also wait

  13. Jullepuu
    • 1 Year
    8 days, 19 hours ago

    Son to Sterling or save the transfer? (In Fanteam)

    1. lilmessipran
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      8 days, 19 hours ago

      Save

      1. Jullepuu
        • 1 Year
        8 days, 19 hours ago

        Cheers

  14. Chilli Heatwave
    • 2 Years
    8 days, 19 hours ago

    review on villa as I am bored. Let me know if you would like one of these for the midfield and attack also.

    Gk - In the 4.5 range Steer will be your best bet, but Martinez should be signed ready to start GW1 so position to avoid for now.
    RB- Cash and Guilbert to battle it out for starting position, Cash has potential but at 5m can’t see it being worth it
    CB- Mings and Konsa nailed your start. Konsa offering more goal threat and the cheaper option at 4.5
    Lb- Targett nailed to start, at 4.5 him or Konsa are the pick of the bunch in defence

    Defence review- post lockdown had the 4th lowest shots per game conceded at 2.8, in comparison to 5.64 pre lockdown. This change in form alongside the addition of Martinez makes the defensive 4.5 options an attractive prospect, particularly with an in form Luiz sat in front.

    1. Chandler Bing
      • 4 Years
      8 days, 19 hours ago

      What are we saying about the attack? Bar Liverpool at home in GW4, their fixtures look quite good. I'm stuck between Barnes and Grealish at the mo.

      1. Chilli Heatwave
        • 2 Years
        8 days, 19 hours ago

        Will do a post on attack in the next half hour. Long story short, it depends on the transfer window. Grealish as a LW is definitely an attractive prospect, grealish at cm less so. If we sign rashica and traore and maybe even king, he is likely to go cm. but short term he is definitely an attractive prospect

    2. Greenbackbøøg…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 days, 19 hours ago

      You think Cash starts?

      1. Chilli Heatwave
        • 2 Years
        8 days, 19 hours ago

        Started against United in our friendly the other day, and that was our strongest team put out. But that’s all the advice I can give. Potential to play cash against more defensive teams and Guilbert when we need to defend. Personally would avoid rb for now.

    3. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 days, 19 hours ago

      When is Heaton back and what do you see happening with him? Quite like Martinez Steer on a WC but it wastes a Villa spot if they suddenly become worth tripling on and Steer is nowhere to be seen.

      1. Chilli Heatwave
        • 2 Years
        8 days, 19 hours ago

        Heaton will be back up, will be Martinez’s to lose. Steer become 3rd choice as he often has been in the past.

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          8 days, 19 hours ago

          Would you still go with Steer as the 4.0 keeper with Martinez on the off chance that Heaton leaves?

          1. Chilli Heatwave
            • 2 Years
            8 days, 19 hours ago

            Can’t see Heaton leaving this year. But he won’t be back till probably November anyway. Personally can’t see a situation where you would want to double up on villa defence, then it’s just a choice of Watkins or grealish as I see it outfield. So don’t think there would be harm having steer

            1. Miguel Sanchez
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              8 days, 19 hours ago

              Cheers - hope you boys do well enough to warrant talk of a triple up. League always looks odd without Villa in it.

              1. Chilli Heatwave
                • 2 Years
                8 days, 19 hours ago

                Cheers 🙂

    4. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 days, 19 hours ago

      Do you think steer can claim the number 2 spot from heaton even when he’s fit?

      1. Chilli Heatwave
        • 2 Years
        8 days, 19 hours ago

        Personally, no

        1. Ask Yourself
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          8 days, 19 hours ago

          Nice one thanks x

  15. lilmessipran
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    8 days, 19 hours ago

    Start one -

    1 Bissouma
    2 Kwp

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 days, 19 hours ago

      2

    2. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 4 Years
      8 days, 19 hours ago

      2

    3. denial
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      8 days, 19 hours ago

      2

      1. In a Rush
        • 3 Years
        8 days, 19 hours ago

        I like playing players against previous clubs, extra incentive to do well.

  16. IRBOX ⚽
    • 3 Years
    8 days, 19 hours ago

    Surely FPL should have red flagged the assets with a blank GW to offset the huge rise in ownership and ensuing price rises. Seems odd this wasn’t the case

    1. Qaiss
      • 4 Years
      8 days, 19 hours ago

      Do they do that when players have a blank GW in 31?

      1. IRBOX ⚽
        • 3 Years
        8 days, 19 hours ago

        That’s a very different scenario. Their starting price is going to be at a premium to what FPL Towers have valued them at, prior to a ball being kicked

      2. Thomas Magnum
        • 5 Years
        8 days, 19 hours ago

        Granted no, but I guess if you're still playing by gw31 you'd be aware of the blank, If you're a casual you wouldn't necessarily understand why there is a blank as you wouldn't expect teams to not play week 1

    2. Vikram Solanki
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 days, 19 hours ago

      why would they deviate from what they've done before? big swings in prices for those with blanks is a pretty standard part of the game

      1. IRBOX ⚽
        • 3 Years
        8 days, 19 hours ago

        See above. You’re not comparing apples with apples

      2. IRBOX ⚽
        • 3 Years
        8 days, 19 hours ago

        My point being a GW1 player with 1% or 100% ownership will still be valued at their opening price. Because of the blank people are paying a premium for the blanking assets

    3. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 days, 19 hours ago

      I agree this would have been the right solution

    4. fantasywizard
      • 7 Years
      8 days, 19 hours ago

      Agree.

  17. Bishopool
    • 8 Years
    8 days, 19 hours ago

    Would you?

    Salah -> Bruno

    1. Riders of Yohan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 days, 19 hours ago

      Nope. Salah looked world class and believe rashford has the higher ceiling anyway.

    2. The Knights Template
      • 6 Years
      8 days, 19 hours ago

      I would not

  18. Cheeto__Bandito
    8 days, 19 hours ago

    A) DCL, Rashford
    B) Martial, Greenwood

    1. Riders of Yohan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 days, 19 hours ago

      A

  19. Riders of Yohan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    8 days, 19 hours ago

    A) havertz —> james

    B) havertz + son —> james + rashford (-4)

    Appreciate the help!

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 days, 19 hours ago

      A

  20. unholysmoke
    • 5 Years
    8 days, 19 hours ago

    Saliba and Pulisic both need to go. I really really want to avoid taking hits this season, but Willian is looking like a must-have for the value growth, let alone the points. Saliba is going to start losing value any minute now.

    Pulisic -> Willian
    or
    Pulisic & Saliba -> Willian & someone

    I have 0.5 ITB so I could upgrade Saliba to a 5.0 defender...but a four point hit straight off. Help.

    1. Qaiss
      • 4 Years
      8 days, 19 hours ago

      Willian has gone up in price and he won't be nailed. Pepe probably wasn't fully fit against Fulham. Arsenal aren't going to start a 32 year old every week over 72m signing Pepe or Saka. There will be rotation.

      1. unholysmoke
        • 5 Years
        8 days, 19 hours ago

        OK thanks that's useful. I should probably be more concerned about Saliba losing value than Willian losing it anyway. Just looking like Pulisic will be a big rotation risk even when he's fit. All roads leading to the GW3 wildcard....

  21. Sting in the Tail
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 days, 19 hours ago

    A) Ings To Martial (also own Adams)
    B) Havertz to JRod
    C) Both (-4)

    What do you reckon?

    1. xHaTr
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 days, 19 hours ago

      Probably just A

  22. waltzingmatildas
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    8 days, 19 hours ago

    What to do with Pulisic?
    A) Hold and play Bissouma (new)
    B) to James Rodriguez
    C) to Greenwood

    1. The Knights Template
      • 6 Years
      8 days, 19 hours ago

      B perhaps, Everton the surprise packet this year.

    2. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 4 Years
      8 days, 19 hours ago

      B

  23. davies
    • 6 Years
    8 days, 19 hours ago

    A) Sell Vinagre for a hit (Taylor/Ayling/Dallas/Justin)

    B) Play Mitchell (mun)

    1. The Knights Template
      • 6 Years
      8 days, 19 hours ago

      B

    2. Thomas Magnum
      • 5 Years
      8 days, 19 hours ago

      A if Vinagre looks to drop before the deadline imo, in a similar spot and worried about getting priced out. Gotta hope the replacement will get more than 4 points and I guess it's paid off

  24. liboo
    • 2 Years
    8 days, 19 hours ago

    Lioris

    TAA Robo taylor
    Mane son pierera saint maximin
    Kane warner metrovic

    I got only 33 point really i am thinking for wild card
    What u think guys pls advise ??

    1. unholysmoke
      • 5 Years
      8 days, 19 hours ago

      Reasons to wait a week for wildcard:
      - See who starts for United and Citeh
      - A week closer to the end of the transfer window
      - Team's not terrible, just didn't have a great first week

  25. Vikram Solanki
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 days, 19 hours ago

    Alli brace incoming

    1. The Knights Template
      • 6 Years
      8 days, 19 hours ago

      It isn't 2017 anymore

  26. ShaunGoater123
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    8 days, 19 hours ago

    bruno or martial is a tough one. do you think pens swings it in bruno's favour even though more expensive?

    1. The Knights Template
      • 6 Years
      8 days, 19 hours ago

      No

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

    hey guys, do I need to do the Ings to martial transfer now (have exactly 0.5 itb for the transfer)... worreid about price rise?

    1. The Knights Template
      • 6 Years
      8 days, 19 hours ago

      Do it for stress relief, now

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

        thanks mate, stress is also if martial will be ready to play for next week

  28. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
    • 4 Years
    8 days, 19 hours ago

    Havertz to James with FT?

    1. Openboxman
      • 1 Year
      8 days, 19 hours ago

      I'm holding havertz for a couple of weeks.
      Probably swap to pulisic if he's fit and Havertz does start banging them in

    2. IRBOX ⚽
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 19 hours ago

      Good

  29. JonnyOnionRings
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    8 days, 19 hours ago

    Thoughts on Auba vs Salah for Captain?

    Salah-Stats are insane, and he looked amazing. Chelsea could of easily conceded two yesterday and they don't look good at the back. Especially with that keeper. However, Salah away from home last year was not good.

    Auba- Has a great fixture at home, but his stats aren't the best compared to Salah. He scored 13 goals at home last season and 13 in 2018 whereas Salah only scored 4 away goals.

    It's hard because Chelsea look leaky but will Salah bring last seasons away form with him? If he does its a bad matchup but he bagged 9 away goals in 2018 and 13 in 2017 meaning he might become prolific again

  30. Openboxman
    • 1 Year
    8 days, 19 hours ago

    Done Ings > Martial. G2G?

    Ramsdale
    TAA - Dier - Tierney - Taylor
    Alli - Pereira - Auba
    Werner - Martial - DCL

    Kai - bussouma - ferg