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. Jamb0
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    8 days, 18 hours ago

    Worried about lack of united cover... should I do:

    A) Son -> Greenwood
    B) Werner -> Martial

    Thanks

    1. Chris_White
      • 9 Years
      8 days, 18 hours ago

      Not for me

    2. The Knights Template
      • 6 Years
      8 days, 18 hours ago

      Don't worry

    3. Greenbackbøøg…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 days, 18 hours ago

      Why not Rashford if you wanna do that

    4. BIG TONES
      • 6 Years
      8 days, 18 hours ago

      Son could still do well and is Greenwood even nailed to start? As for B) Feel like dropping Werner after one match could be very short sighted.

    5. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 days, 18 hours ago

      A with Rash if your that concerned

    6. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 days, 18 hours ago

      They may win 2-0 or 3-1 and the goals from Martial Rashford Bruno but nothing to be damaged at all especially if Son contributes on something

    7. muc1999
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 days, 17 hours ago

      Just did b

  2. Inazuma X1
    • 3 Years
    8 days, 18 hours ago

    Best to avoid Pulisic all season? His injury record is awful..

    1. Chandler Bing
      • 4 Years
      8 days, 18 hours ago

      Werner or no Chelsea for me.

    2. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 days, 18 hours ago

      He's an 11M player when he plays, no thanks.

    3. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 days, 18 hours ago

      All season is a big statement.

    4. Seanigula
      • 11 Years
      8 days, 18 hours ago

      I’d bring him in when he’s fit, in form, good fixtures...just accept that he may only last a few games

  3. BIG TONES
    • 6 Years
    8 days, 18 hours ago

    Does anyone feel like you get rewarded for your patience in this game?

    1. The Knights Template
      • 6 Years
      8 days, 18 hours ago

      Absolutely

    2. IRBOX ⚽
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 18 hours ago

      Once upon a time.. now aggressive seems to prosper

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        8 days, 17 hours ago

        Aggressive as long as right decision, not always the case

    3. All about the galacticos
      • 5 Years
      8 days, 18 hours ago

      you get rewarded for making right decisions.
      last season if you patiently held dcl after the restart, there was scant reward

    4. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 days, 17 hours ago

      Yes definitely unless really gross error of non playing ones or unlucky with injuries. Planning for weeks and weeks there must be the original rationale there to be given a chance.

  4. JonnyOnionRings
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    8 days, 18 hours ago

    Bottomed.

    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

    1. Qaiss
      • 4 Years
      8 days, 18 hours ago

      West Ham might capitulate.. Arsenal in form. Auba new contract some time this week maybe, maybe even today. Salah won't get penalty kicks at the Bridge.

    2. Greenbackbøøg…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 days, 18 hours ago

      Auba for me and it's not close

    3. Little Red Lacazette
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 18 hours ago

      Auba

    4. Pompel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 days, 18 hours ago

      So difficult, at least I will keep both and wait with Bruno. Think home advantage and useless WHU edges it for me.

    5. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 18 hours ago

      Auba is "safe" choice, captain can't get 40 points every week

      1. JonnyOnionRings
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        8 days, 18 hours ago

        Chelsea conceded 13 shots vs Brighton. West Ham conceded 15.

        Both gave up 5 chances from the right flank.

        Very close

    6. BIG TONES
      • 6 Years
      8 days, 18 hours ago

      Both have form but Auba by far has the better fixture. Maybe best possible fixture right now. Moyes will be first manager shown the door this season.

  5. ididnt
    • 9 Years
    8 days, 18 hours ago

    Kane. Stick or twist?

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 18 hours ago

      If you are not sure then stick

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 days, 18 hours ago

      Stick

    3. n-doggg
      • 8 Years
      8 days, 18 hours ago

      I know it’s been one game but I’d twist. Spurs looked bad and Mourinho is toxic

      1. International Richard
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        8 days, 17 hours ago

        Yeah Mourinho’s approach to blame doesn’t gel the team. He’s past it & has been for years sadly.

  6. Inazuma X1
    • 3 Years
    8 days, 18 hours ago

    Am I the only one who thinks Salah scored with just one chance he had against Leeds? Did I miss anything else?

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 18 hours ago

      The 2 pens

      1. Inazuma X1
        • 3 Years
        8 days, 18 hours ago

        ....yeah that wasn't the point though

        1. Fulchester's New Centr…
          • 3 Years
          8 days, 17 hours ago

          Even though Leeds look really decent, Liv swatted them aside in the end and Mo looked very sharp

    2. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 days, 18 hours ago

      His other two goals? 🙂

    3. The Knights Template
      • 6 Years
      8 days, 18 hours ago

      New haircut

    4. Crouch Potato
      • 8 Years
      8 days, 18 hours ago

      I thought he ran the show for Liverpool up front all game.

    5. IRBOX ⚽
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 18 hours ago

      So Vardy had 0 chances? Salah had 9 shots mate..

  7. jdogg
    • 8 Years
    8 days, 18 hours ago

    Alli to james for free a no brainer?x

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 18 hours ago

      Ja

      1. jdogg
        • 8 Years
        8 days, 18 hours ago

        Danke.x

  8. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
    • 4 Years
    8 days, 18 hours ago

    Everyone getting Martial but I seriously think Jiménez can match him from GW3-8 with those fixtures..

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 18 hours ago

      Maybe, but Jim unlikely to go medieval on some other team

    2. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 days, 18 hours ago

      I might look into that on WC. United fixtures aren’t all that amazing

  9. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 days, 18 hours ago

    Not sure if this has already been said but surely it’s unfair if the Man City and Man Utd players price rise before they have even started. Clearly everyone would have had them in from the start so there price tag reflected that.

    Has FPL said anything about this?

    1. Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 18 hours ago

      I don't think its unfair. Some of us started with Manc assets while losing points in GW1.

      1. Major League Shocker
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        8 days, 18 hours ago

        Yeah, it was 100% foreseeable. Not like we weren't talking about it before the season started.

    2. IRBOX ⚽
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 18 hours ago

      See my post on previous page. People can’t understand these assets being at a premium to what FPL have valued them at, solely because of this

    3. fantasywizard
      • 7 Years
      8 days, 18 hours ago

      Agree. It's ridiculous that a player price rises before he even kicked a football...

    4. Qaiss
      • 4 Years
      8 days, 18 hours ago

      FPL is only a game remember, and a free one at that.

    5. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 18 hours ago

      They haven't cause they don't care. The whole point of the game is clicks as far as they are concerned.

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        8 days, 18 hours ago

        But they must be careful surely to keep it fair or another better laid out game might come along

        1. Qaiss
          • 4 Years
          8 days, 18 hours ago

          Talking about fairness for a free game that is the same for everyone. The only unfair scenario in FPL is if a game gets cancelled and you have players from that game. Thats unfair. Price changes are not. It's literally the same for everyone, idk what's the prob here. People started with Bruno et al cause they saw this coming.

    6. All about the galacticos
      • 5 Years
      8 days, 18 hours ago

      it's not unfair, everyone knew from start, and everyone is in same boat.
      everyone had a choice either to sit them in your team, or bring them in using transfers, or wildcard
      just because it didn't suit your strategy, that's not the fault of the game

    7. Make America Greta Again
      • 6 Years
      8 days, 17 hours ago

      Might avoid the Mancunians for a few gws, fixtures not great for either.

  10. wilson007
    • 1 Year
    8 days, 18 hours ago

    McCarthy
    TAA Taylor Justin
    Salah Auba Pulisic Soucek
    Werner Ings Mitro

    Steer Vinagre Mitchell Bissouma

    0.5 ITB

    a) Ings -> Martial (which was the plan..)
    b) Vinagre -> ?
    c) Other

    Thanks guys!

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 18 hours ago

      Stick with the plan

    2. Kuzser
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 17 hours ago

      A, but monitor Pulisic injury update- he may be out for another gameweek

  11. farmerfat
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 days, 18 hours ago

    Really wanted to go into this season taking less hits....

    -4 is seriously on the cards this week!

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

      Tell me more about it. Already feel like wildcarding owning likes of Mitrovic Ings Alli Vinagre ASM

    2. The Knights Template
      • 6 Years
      8 days, 18 hours ago

      You scored well didn't you? Don't be foolish

    3. farmerfat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 days, 18 hours ago

      Happy with my 84, but I now have Vinagre and two 4.5 mids stinking out the place.

      Need to find some funds to upgrade the 11th player!

    4. All about the galacticos
      • 5 Years
      8 days, 17 hours ago

      if you think that taking a hit now gains you points long term go for it.
      any price drop means you can't have better players latter in season

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

    Thoughts on Sterling over KDB?

    KDB rising in price earlier than expected has thrown a spanner in the works for most of FPL managers

    May have to go for Sterling in gw3 to makes use of spare 0.5 instead of 0.4 to upgrade elsewhere.

    What are your plans to tackle the price rise?.

    1. farmerfat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 days, 18 hours ago

      If you going to downgrade Auba, i wouldnt worry too much about the price changes.

      Get the player in who you think will score more points.

    2. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      8 days, 18 hours ago

      I like Sterling.

    3. The Knights Template
      • 6 Years
      8 days, 18 hours ago

      Not in the least bit worried about the rise

    4. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 days, 18 hours ago

      I like Sterling better anyways, he seems to thrive with no fans so I'm set on him. Will reassess on WC

    5. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 18 hours ago

      Relaxed as long as he doesn't become more expensive than Auba. Ending up with Sterling instead of KDB not disaster either. Raheem much better away if you have a cap to rotate him with.

    6. Mr. Funny Name
      • 5 Years
      8 days, 18 hours ago

      Do you plan on transferring one in this week or next?

      If next, use the game this weekend as a test, I think if sterling looks good, is getting shots in the box and on target, he could be the one to go for given his differential status. However, KDB is Mr. Reliable do depends on your style of management.

      But yes that 0.1 could be valuable down the road

    7. Big Steve
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 18 hours ago

      KDB for me

  13. Pukkipartyy
    • 1 Year
    8 days, 18 hours ago

    Wich one? Thx!

    A) Havertz -> Rashford
    B) Adams + Havertz -> Martial + Foden (-4)
    C) Havertz + ASM -> GWood + J.Rodriguez (-4)

    1. The Knights Template
      • 6 Years
      8 days, 18 hours ago

      Pukeyparty more like it! Don't like any of this sorry.

  14. FOO FIGHTER
    • 1 Year
    8 days, 18 hours ago

    Is it just me which is thinking Willian is a really good option?

    1. The Knights Template
      • 6 Years
      8 days, 18 hours ago

      Am I crazy to think it's only me who thinks you're crazy?

    2. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 18 hours ago

      Don't play Fulham every week though I was surprised at how well he did having been an owner as recently as Operation restart

    3. Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 18 hours ago

      He'll be even better once they start playing 4 at the back..

    4. Seanigula
      • 11 Years
      8 days, 17 hours ago

      I think he’ll be one of the highest scorers at his price point

  15. Shankly611
    • 4 Years
    8 days, 18 hours ago

    After years and years of saving my FT after GW1, this will be the first time I make a hit.

    Son + Ings OUT
    Bruno + DCL IN

    Bruno and DCL are extremely likely to rise in price tonight, while Son will have a price fall before the next GW. I just can't allow that to happen as it would be unnecessary difficult to buy Bruno later.

    Thoughts? -4 worth it?

    1. Flynny
      • 5 Years
      8 days, 18 hours ago

      Makes sense. I'd do that

    2. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 days, 18 hours ago

      Not for me

      Don’t see Bruno as high priority early. All 3 good fixtures now less appetising with Newcastle Brighton and Palace looking fine. The other fixtures are all poor for the foreseeable.

    3. Kuzser
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 17 hours ago

      Thinking about the same move or James&Martial combo

  16. Flynny
    • 5 Years
    8 days, 18 hours ago

    Hi...please can u have views on what to do here? 1mitb

    A ...hold ft

    B.....havertz to rashford

    C......bavies, havertz and antonio to ayling, jrod and martial - 8

    C looks extreme - but it does get rid of some players I won't want and given fixtures could pay back this week!

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

    Would appreciate views Thanks!

    1. Greenbackbøøg…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 days, 18 hours ago

      I like C honestly

    2. The Knights Template
      • 6 Years
      8 days, 18 hours ago

      Please hold the trade.

    3. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 18 hours ago

      B'll do Jim

    4. CHRISFF
      • 6 Years
      8 days, 18 hours ago

      Antonio and Havertz out for dcl and James Rodriguez

      1. Flynny
        • 5 Years
        8 days, 18 hours ago

        I'm 0.5m short - which is why I'm thinking c.

        I'm not going to want bavies - and the Leeds player is a better option and gives me the saving I need.....

  17. Greenbackbøøg…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    8 days, 18 hours ago

    How insane is it Auba is dropping quickly after scoring and west ham home next lol

    1. The Knights Template
      • 6 Years
      8 days, 18 hours ago

      People think Bruno is scoring 54pts this week

      1. Greenbackbøøg…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        8 days, 18 hours ago

        I am admittedly thinking about buying Bruno, but selling Havertz not Auba

    2. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 18 hours ago

      The world is full of fools
      Who never get it right
      They don't know what to do
      Just do anything you like

    3. cjhewitt92
      • 6 Years
      8 days, 17 hours ago

      I must say I was thinking of selling him but after West Ham game. Sterling look cut above for England with more training and match fitness could have great season. Especially with Mahrez testing positive recently.

  18. Ghost Ship
    • 10 Years
    8 days, 18 hours ago

    Very tempted to move Robertson or TAA to Digne (for free). Think Everton look very solid and have good fixtures, neither of which can be said about Liverpool. Frees up cash for next week too. Only doubt is which one should I shift. Ideally would wait one more week but think there’s a good chance of Digne points this week.

    Should I stick or twist?

    1. The Knights Template
      • 6 Years
      8 days, 18 hours ago

      Either OK for me. Would hold TAA

    2. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 days, 17 hours ago

      Could have conceded at least 2 first half to a sub par Spurs. Good fixtures for defence but then again the same is true for Liverpool soon

    3. Mr. Funny Name
      • 5 Years
      8 days, 17 hours ago

      This is something I’m possibly considering but then theres other potential option to downgrade to like Reece James or Saiss, who would release more funds, so a wait and see approach May be the way to go

  19. Big Steve
    • 3 Years
    8 days, 18 hours ago

    Any opinions on who is going to be better long term between the 4.5 GK’s?

    Ryan vs. McCarthy???

    1. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 days, 18 hours ago

      Brighton looked really solid vs chelsea barring a couple of silly mistakes. I fancy Brighton defence to do well under Dunk and White’s leadership

      1. Big Steve
        • 3 Years
        8 days, 18 hours ago

        I was in the McCarthy camp and happy with my choice but now I’m not so sure... are Southampton slightly better so won’t get as many save points?! And Brighton like to squeeze out the 1-0 wins at home?!

        1. Ask Yourself
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          8 days, 17 hours ago

          I think Southampton being good defensively was just a phase. Not sure they’re that solid. Martínez at 4.5m for Villa is my number 1 choice

          1. Big Steve
            • 3 Years
            8 days, 17 hours ago

            Nice is Martinez confirmed yet?

    2. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 18 hours ago

      The one who only conceded once in GW1

      1. Big Steve
        • 3 Years
        8 days, 18 hours ago

        But it was Crystal Palace... surely we want more than 2 points vs palace?!

        1. Fulchester's New Centr…
          • 3 Years
          8 days, 17 hours ago

          Palace miserly at home against "lesser" opposition, easy to say with hindsight, but not sure why the consensus on here was that it would be a massacre.
          Still think McC.

    3. Chelsea91
      • 1 Year
      8 days, 18 hours ago

      Mc Carthy

    4. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 days, 17 hours ago

      I like the look of Martinez and am going with him. Villa defence much improved post lockdown and he should still get plenty of save opportunities so should haul when they keep a clean sheet. Should be the top scoring 4,5 GK in my eyes come GW38

      1. Big Steve
        • 3 Years
        8 days, 17 hours ago

        Thanks for the advice! I’m going to check him out!

    5. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 days, 17 hours ago

      Both Brighton and Southampton are open at the back - that’s why they’re 4.5s

      Brighton played really well but not sure they look any more like a cs side than they did before. Good on the eye not same as good at the back

      1. Big Steve
        • 3 Years
        8 days, 17 hours ago

        Martinez at Villa seems like a popular other option... I just want loads of save points... is that too much to ask

        1. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          8 days, 17 hours ago

          Rather think Villa will be much better at the back anyway this time. More likely to set out for cs results than either Brighton or Southampton too. A nailed 4.5 there would be my first choice likely

  20. Squeakybum99
    • 1 Year
    8 days, 18 hours ago

    Bruno for -4 or Martial for free is the big decision for me. Ings and Kai to make way for Bruno and DCL or it will be just straight Ings to Tony. Help?

    1. The Knights Template
      • 6 Years
      8 days, 18 hours ago

      Tony

    2. K_UN_DE_BRU_YNE
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 18 hours ago

      In exact same situation, & leaning towarda DCL & Bruno as everton have too juicy fixtures & bruno is on penalties even captain material.

  21. jay01
    • 6 Years
    8 days, 18 hours ago

    Got 61 points. Have about 4/5 players i no longer want think i jumped too early on Kai Havertz. Gwk2 coming up and i think players like Kai and Son will blank and my rivals will increase their lead.

    Players i want for gwk2 require a -8 hit. Should i just wildcard?

    1. The Knights Template
      • 6 Years
      8 days, 18 hours ago

      If it makes you feel better

    2. JustSomeGuy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 days, 18 hours ago

      I wouldn't WC to for 3 players.

      Can you not at least just take a -4 this week and use the FT next week?

    3. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 18 hours ago

      No, we had one only about 100 hours ago

  22. Dammed Utd
    • 8 Years
    8 days, 18 hours ago

    Super Leeds will have Fulham on the rack this weekend captain Rodrigo

    1. The Knights Template
      • 6 Years
      8 days, 18 hours ago

      Well the Boltons are from the North

    2. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 18 hours ago

      Patto Bamford (TC)

    3. cjhewitt92
      • 6 Years
      8 days, 18 hours ago

      Wait for team news against Hull. Not sure Rodrigo will start against Fulham if starts against Hull.

      Pablo could be man to do damage like post lockdown in the league

    4. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 days, 17 hours ago

      Bamford should start this week

  23. mr. inconspicuous
    • 11 Years
    8 days, 18 hours ago

    Exact funds for Son and Ings to Bruno and DCL- would need to do it today so I’m not priced out, good moves?

    1. jimmy.floyd
      • 4 Years
      8 days, 18 hours ago

      Do it

    2. Dammed Utd
      • 8 Years
      8 days, 18 hours ago

      News flash don’t jump the gun Jack

      1. The Knights Template
        • 6 Years
        8 days, 17 hours ago

        News just in, Jack jumped the gun and is now known as Jill

    3. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 18 hours ago

      Boys, be ambitious.

    4. JustSomeGuy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 days, 18 hours ago

      Looks like you're panicking after 1 week with blanks.

      Before you transfers, think about would you have done the same move if Son & Ings scored? You must have started with them in your team for a reason, unless they were both 1 week punts.

      1. mr. inconspicuous
        • 11 Years
        8 days, 17 hours ago

        True, may just do Ings to DCL/ Jiminez and give Son a few more weeks

  24. AXE17
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    8 days, 18 hours ago

    Anyone got Magnus Carlsens team number?

      1. AXE17
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        8 days, 17 hours ago

        Cheers

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 18 hours ago

      No, just for the mobile he hides in the loo

  25. Leeds2116
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    8 days, 18 hours ago

    any budesliga fantasy help?

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 days, 17 hours ago

      Nein

  26. cigan
    • 2 Years
    8 days, 18 hours ago

    I was all set to save this week but I'm looking at a tough GW2 after a disappointing 1st (though 50 isn't that bad considering I went Mane over Salah still). I gues Pulisic should go and James looks like the standout replacement?

    A) Pulisic > James
    B) Pulisic & Son > James & Rashford (-4)
    C) Son & KWP > James & Digne (-4)
    D) Pulisic & Adams > James & DCL (-4)
    E) Save FT

    Team is:

    Lloris
    Trent Robbo Lewis KWP*
    Auba Mane Son Pulisic*
    Wilson Adams*
    (Steer, Bissouma, Mitchell, 4.5)

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 17 hours ago

      C - all aboard the Carlo train

      1. cigan
        • 2 Years
        8 days, 17 hours ago

        They do have good fixtures, especially WBA at home. Willian is another option, though him being A) Willian and B) an Arsenal player feels like a double trap

        1. Fulchester's New Centr…
          • 3 Years
          8 days, 17 hours ago

          Willian is a trap. Expect him to be good again when looking for a contract extension in 2023

  27. FOO FIGHTER
    • 1 Year
    8 days, 18 hours ago

    So Havertz had a really bad debut. It will be interesting to see whether he has the character to step it up in a massive game.

    Werner as well.

    If both have another disappointing FPL week then I may consider getting rid and wait for them to settle first.

    This is what happens with most newbies you pick in FPL, you expect them to hit the ground running...

    1. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      8 days, 18 hours ago

      yep. Not long before I WC I reckon.

      1. FOO FIGHTER
        • 1 Year
        8 days, 17 hours ago

        All depends if I can fix two moves for free. I have cash ITB so at this point I am not stressing about the WC.

        My triple SHU defence was an utter fail. So may have to start there pending GW2 outcome lol

        1. Christina.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          8 days, 17 hours ago

          Im not stressing, would just like to WC when I want and not when I am forced to through injuries/form/susp etc.

          Mitro/Kai/Son/Kwp/Soucek all on the chop block

          1. FOO FIGHTER
            • 1 Year
            8 days, 17 hours ago

            And an early WC generates TV so that is a plus using it early.

            1. Christina.
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              8 days, 17 hours ago

              correct.

        2. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          8 days, 17 hours ago

          Were you on a WC plan anyway with that defence? Wretched run just over the horizon.

          Thought Werner looked ok given Chelsea. Greedy is good and he looks just that. Holding on til Puli comes back with Havertz. Ultimate sideways move of course and will naturally kick Have into top gear!

          1. FOO FIGHTER
            • 1 Year
            8 days, 17 hours ago

            No WC plan. Wolves pounced early but looks like SHU found their defensive rythm afterwards.

            I am sticking another week.

  28. antoinehude
    • 4 Years
    8 days, 17 hours ago

    WC team, here we are:

    McCarthy
    Robertson / Digne / Saiss / Justin
    Salah / De Bruyne / Bruno Fernandes
    Jimenez / Calvert-Lewin / Wilson

    Steer / Mitchell / Bissouma / Smallbone

    Would you change something?

    1. Leeds2116
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 17 hours ago

      sad person to be wildcarding haha desperado

      1. clodhopper
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        8 days, 17 hours ago

        Dont know realy you could make ground and money I am considering it

  29. Bruno Commando
    • 6 Years
    8 days, 17 hours ago

    Toying with the idea of having this team in GW2 and then Auba -> Salah in GW3. Good to go?

    McCarthy // Steer
    VVD CTaylor Saiss // Mitchell Ferguson
    (A)uba Bruno KDB Willian Bissouma
    Werner DCL // Brewster

  30. jose1
    • 6 Years
    8 days, 17 hours ago

    Start Taylor or Soucek?

    1. wulfranian
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 17 hours ago

      Soucek