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. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    8 days, 21 hours ago

    Fernandes and KDB both close to rising according to fplstatistics, interesting.

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

      Not surprising.

    2. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 days, 21 hours ago

      Sterling was always the better pick anyway

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

        Depends on if KDB is on penalties, prefer Sterling for the GW3-7 run though

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

          Oh he’s defo on pens. Price rise has just made the sterling decision much easier regardless

          1. Pukki Blinders
            • 1 Year
            8 days, 20 hours ago

            Why Sterling? Both had equal shots and KDB had 3 times the amount of chances created last season

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

    Think Im gonna do Alli and Havertz to Rodriguez and Rashford for a -4?
    Any better moves this week?

    Mccarthy
    Dier Justin TAA
    Salah Auba Havetz Alli Soucek
    Adams Werner
    Nyland Vinagre Mitchell Davies
    0.5 ITb

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

      It looks sound. I like those moves. I have a very similar team but without that 0.5m ITB I can't do those moves. I will likely WC in GW3 to bring in the right defenders.

      1. Rinseboy
        • 8 Years
        8 days, 20 hours ago

        thanks Camzy thats what I needed to hear. Just a shame I can't get Bruno or Martial. Hoping Rashford isn't the dud.pick

      2. Shatner's Bassoon
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        8 days, 20 hours ago

        who are the right defenders? Or should I say wrong defenders? just interested...

        1. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          8 days, 20 hours ago

          Saiss, Marcal, James are the ones to get in GW3 going forward.

          1. Shatner's Bassoon
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            8 days, 20 hours ago

            Trent as well, I'm assuming? Don't disagree with any of those.

  3. Jellyfish
    • 8 Years
    8 days, 21 hours ago

    Whats the consensus on Werner after last nights game?

    1. Berbs
      • 10 Years
      8 days, 21 hours ago

      German Yaya Sanogo

    2. Silent Friend
      • 9 Years
      8 days, 21 hours ago

      German Giroud

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

      Much stronger than Havertz - and considering Liverpool's frailties, a sure hold for next week

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

      Solid - will do well

    5. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 days, 21 hours ago

      German firmino

    6. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 days, 21 hours ago

      Showed enough to merit keeping, anyone who expected Chelsea to burst out of the blocks with two key players out needs a serious reality check.

      1. Jellyfish
        • 8 Years
        8 days, 21 hours ago

        Yep, this was why I just went with Werner.

    7. Chandler Bing
      • 4 Years
      8 days, 21 hours ago

      German Mario Gotze

    8. Shatner's Bassoon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 days, 21 hours ago

      Solid debut, looked a threat in my book. Would have been nice if RLC had played a better ball first half for him to get a 1v1.

      Anyone selling him for Martial because Tony plays Palace (h) this week is gonna flip out when they see who Chelsea have in GW4.

    9. Giggs Boson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 days, 21 hours ago

      Quick AF. Drifts a lot, but will score lots of goals.

      Personally I'm focusing my cash on the big hitting midfielders like Salah, Mane, Sterling, KDB, Auba, so probably won't have room for Werner in my team...

    10. Garlana
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 days, 21 hours ago

      More concerned about havertz stealing 8.5 out of my midfield

      1. Pinky and De Bruyne
        • 8 Years
        8 days, 21 hours ago

        possibly too much at 9.5

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

    Morning all is Saiss nailed for the next few games thanks in advance

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

      Dunno all the Vinagre owners in pre season said Marcal had been signed to replace Saïss, I’m confused

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

      Nailed for me

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

        Ok cheers both

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

      He's ailed himself in the XI after that performance. Was a monster.

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

        I know went i Davis instead

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

      I can't see why not, goal and clean sheet. Would be harsh to drop him. Vinagre looks the likely fall guy.

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

        cheers all gonna do TAA to Saiss then Alli to Fernandes before price rises get TAA back in on wildcard if Liverpool start improving

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

    Is anyone else considering a 4pt hit for GW2? Need Man u cover and Havertz looks like he needs some warming up...
    Current team is:

    McCarthy
    TAA Justin James Buur
    Havertz Auba Salah Son
    Werner Adams

    Would appreciate thoughts on next move...

    1. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 days, 21 hours ago

      think we all have similar issues

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

        What are you thinking? Dump Son + Havertz for Rashford + Rodriguez?

        1. Hotdogs for Tea
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          8 days, 20 hours ago

          not sure about your full team,
          but maybe look at Everton players against WBA next, DC-L, Richa or James Rod.

          Chelsea midfield is a minefield, Spurs looked poor but Son & Kane can and do punish us after selling them.

          Then of course you need Man U and City players soon.

          Havertz & Son look like they could go, but Werner looks expensive for a team that may get their goals from all over the team

          no idea 🙂

    2. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 21 hours ago

      Lots of people planning on hits I think, don't think MU will run up a cricket score vs Palave though.
      You appear to have Buur in your first XI.

  6. Azathoth
    • 6 Years
    8 days, 21 hours ago

    Like the name of OR2 team.

    1. Berbs
      • 10 Years
      8 days, 21 hours ago

      Check the joint 7th one lol

  7. Jellyfish
    • 8 Years
    8 days, 21 hours ago

    Mings -71% on fplstats and Villa haven't even played yet - crazy days!

  8. Gegenpress
    • 4 Years
    8 days, 21 hours ago

    Who to fix first?

    Alli or Vinagre - Both need to leave my team, I'm guessing both will drop in price - so potentially worth a -4

    1. Jellyfish
      • 8 Years
      8 days, 21 hours ago

      Alli. Wolves have City next up so he can warm the bench for another week

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

        Yeh Alli was my main priority - but flip side if Vinagre price drops will be an awkward 4.4 - I want to get Lamptey in for him potentially who could have risen to 4.6 by then

    2. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 21 hours ago

      Vinegar easier to fix and more of a priority.
      Spurs got worse after Dele subbed off.

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

        Agree re spurs getting worse, I also ready that Dele and Jose not seeing eye to eye..

        His price will be dropping tomorrow I reckon

    3. Stormbringer22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 days, 21 hours ago

      If you have other playing defenders, sort Alli first. If not - Vinagre

      1. Gegenpress
        • 4 Years
        8 days, 20 hours ago

        Cheers, yeh Vinagre on the bench as it stands for gwk2.. Do you think a hit should be considered to avoid 0.1 change in these early stages

        1. Stormbringer22
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          8 days, 20 hours ago

          I wouldn't take hits this early on

  9. Stormbringer22
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    8 days, 21 hours ago

    Morning chaps,
    After a disappointing start, as it was for some, I find myself chasing early on. What would you do here? Was Kai really that bad?

    McCarthy
    TAA - Davies - KWP (Saiss, Mitchell)
    Auba - Bruno - Son - Havertz - ASM
    Werner - Mitro (Davis)

    A. Save FT
    B. Kai to James Rodriguez

    Also, would you bench KWP, Saiss, or Ben Davies this week? Currently on Saiss against City but feels wrong given he was my highest scoring player this week. Cheers!

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 21 hours ago

      B.
      I'd just do defender based on CS odds on Friday (boring answer I know)

    2. Shatner's Bassoon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 days, 21 hours ago

      I think Kai was mis-played... if that's a word. He's played mostly as second striker/AMC so far and he was out right. Looked really weird. Also...bit of a cliche but I think he needs to muscle up a bit.

      I'll reserve judgement but if I didn't already own Rodriguez I would be seriously considering the switch this week.

    3. Stormbringer22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 days, 21 hours ago

      Thanks both, leaning more towards the switch to James, will monitor prise rises and falls

    4. Gegenpress
      • 4 Years
      8 days, 20 hours ago

      Yeh think Kai on the right wasn't on.. Whenever he dropped centrally looked decent, think he'll take a few games but could be quality when pulisic and Ziyech are back on the wings

  10. Rinseboy
    • 8 Years
    8 days, 21 hours ago

    Havertz and Alli owners let me know your plans!

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

      Gettig rid of Alli. I'd probably stick with Havertz if I had him.

    2. Stormbringer22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 days, 21 hours ago

      Unsure what to do with Kai. Didn't think he would haul his first game, but also didn't expect him to play as badly as everyone on here says he did. Didn't see the game myself so will need a couple of days to decide

    3. Shatner's Bassoon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 days, 21 hours ago

      Thinking about Havertz to Klich/Harrison. Frees up funds for opportunism in future weeks.

      Otherwise, rolling. See how he goes against lfc.

    4. wheato
      • 8 Years
      8 days, 20 hours ago

      Alli owner and not a clue.

      It’s either a hold, or move to James. I really want to be patient, but can’t be bothered losing 0.1

      1. SHOOTER MCGINN
        • 5 Years
        8 days, 20 hours ago

        This

    5. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 20 hours ago

      Think I’m ditching Havertz. Frank will be more inclined to bench as he didn’t light it up.

      I need Martial or Bruno so May mean dropping Ings or TAA which I’m less excited about!

    6. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      8 days, 20 hours ago

      I have both.

      One of them is leaving for JamesR but not sure who. If I get rid of Kai for him this week, it's mostly a commit to a GW3 wildcard. If I get rid of Alli instead, it's possibly for a longer hold.

      I see a lot of value in a GW3 WC this year.

  11. Neevesy
    • 4 Years
    8 days, 21 hours ago

    John Mcginn a decent option at 5.5m?

    Or go bandwagon woth ASM or Hendrix?

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

      You want klick or Harrison

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

        I have Harrison lol

    2. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 20 hours ago

      Klich or Podence?

  12. SOTHPAW
    • 2 Years
    8 days, 21 hours ago

    Hows this looking for GW2?

    Steer
    TAA, Ayling, Justin
    Salah, Fernandes(v), Auba(c), ASM
    Werner, Adams, Mitrovic

    McCarthy, Soucek, JWP, Mitchell

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

      Like it. We confident Mitro will start?

      1. SOTHPAW
        • 2 Years
        8 days, 20 hours ago

        Thanks. Yeah I think he didn't start against Arsenal due to internationals.

    2. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 21 hours ago

      Decent. Some chance McCarthy will end up playing anyway.

      1. SOTHPAW
        • 2 Years
        8 days, 20 hours ago

        Think you're right but thought I would chance Steer

    3. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 20 hours ago

      Looks very nice mate!

      1. SOTHPAW
        • 2 Years
        8 days, 20 hours ago

        Cheers, plan to do Auba to KDB after gw 2

  13. EWH2020
    • 6 Years
    8 days, 21 hours ago

    a) Werner to Martial FT
    b) Son to Bruno FT
    c) Son, Mitro to James, Martial -4

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 21 hours ago

      B

    2. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 21 hours ago

      B

    3. Stormbringer22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 days, 20 hours ago

      B

    4. I SPEAK ENGELS AND DRINK GI…
      8 days, 20 hours ago

      I did B. Debating should I do A as well

  14. nadman89
    • 8 Years
    8 days, 21 hours ago

    bruno or auba captain week 2?

    1. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 21 hours ago

      Gotta be Auba of those. I expect CRY to keep it relatively tight

    2. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 20 hours ago

      On Auba at that minute, but not 100% yet

    3. Kannbury
      8 days, 20 hours ago

      Auba

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

    Your best 5.5 MF?

    1. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 21 hours ago

      Klich or a Podence could be good if you can stomach benchings or occasional blanks

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

        Why do people think this guy who created 1 chance that was unrealistically well taken by Jiménez and did nothing else is a good fantasy pick?

        1. Dr Van Nostrand
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          8 days, 20 hours ago

          recency bias
          lack of perspective and/or patience
          jerky knees

          1. Klaren
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            8 days, 20 hours ago

            Nothing to do with those for most, Klich would be the obvious choice for recency bias and jerky knees, he scored more points.

        2. Klaren
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          8 days, 20 hours ago

          He didn't do much yesterday but he plays as an attacking winger for a top half team and is a very talented player. For his price, he is a great fantasy pick if he gets starts, not sure he consistently will though. Likely to get rotated with Jota.

      2. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        8 days, 20 hours ago

        Tbh you’re right re Podence in this match but I’ve seen him play in other matches before he officially started and he looked quite sharp. It’s a funny price point and it’s yet to emerge who is the best shout I think

    2. Respect My Authoritah
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 days, 21 hours ago

      Podence for me. He's not nailed, but he's by miles the best player at that price.
      If you need someone more nailed, probably Armstrong once he's fit

    3. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 days, 20 hours ago

      Klich

      High up on my season watchlist. Can obvs produce goals - has direct threat and also quite likely on pens.

      Leeds fixtures not great but there are good ones in there too and they will of course attack

  16. Don Kloppeone
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    8 days, 21 hours ago

    Morning! What looks best gents? Some of these options may not be possible after price changes...

    A) Ings > Martial (FT) - original plan
    B) Havertz, Ings > Bruno, DCL (-4)
    C) Havertz, Ings > Martial, JRod (-4)
    D) Havertz, TAA > Bruno, Digne (-4)
    E) Something else (eg. sort poor defence or ASM)

    0.5itb
    McCarthy, Steer
    TAA, Davies, KWP, Taylor, Mitchell
    Salah, Auba, Havertz*, ASM*, Soucek
    Werner, Ings*, Brewster

    Cheers!

    1. Stormbringer22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 days, 20 hours ago

      A or C

      1. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        8 days, 20 hours ago

        Thanks mate. Have to decide if I can stomach a hit this early on. If not then I’ll stick to the original plan and get Tony in.

    2. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 20 hours ago

      A or B. Like DCL as Everton pick.

      1. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        8 days, 20 hours ago

        I agree he looks like he’s finally getting the high quality service he needed and looks sharp.

        Now need to decide if I can stomach a -4 this early on!

    3. Amey
      • 1 Year
      8 days, 20 hours ago

      A
      Nothing changes after one GW. Chelsea will be good once they play together many times in training

      1. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        8 days, 20 hours ago

        Hmm I’m not convinced that Havertz will quickly pick up the pace and whether it’s worth sitting on him waiting when there’s good options at his price point.

        Can see Frank more willing to bench him and ease him into the system after he didn’t light up his opening night audition.

        I’m torn between A and B.

        1. tokara
          • 6 Years
          8 days, 20 hours ago

          Same here, kai seem lost

          1. Don Kloppeone
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            8 days, 20 hours ago

            Obviously early days and he could be fantastic but thinking it could be too early for him in FPL terms

            1. tokara
              • 6 Years
              8 days, 20 hours ago

              I agree w u, we expect more. So i am gg to replace him w Hames.

              Hames play well. Everton as a team play well.

  17. Andrew
    • 8 Years
    8 days, 21 hours ago

    Considering :-

    TAA>VVD
    Son>Bruno

    4 point hit?

    1. Stormbringer22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 days, 20 hours ago

      I don't personally agree with selling TAA for a hit after 1 gameweek

    2. JurgenRodgers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 20 hours ago

      Is there another way with out losing Trent?

    3. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      8 days, 20 hours ago

      No thanks. Bruno is not that much of a priority.

  18. Shatner's Bassoon
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    8 days, 20 hours ago

    First time owning Saiss in FPL. Thank you, Moroccan king.

  19. The VAR Team
    • 1 Year
    8 days, 20 hours ago

    Vinagre owners, what are your plans? Keeping him on the bench or selling for who?

    1. Pukki Party
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 20 hours ago

      Look below. Long term i want to get rid, but not sure it's worth it this week. Have Mitchell and Vinagre so soon neither could play.

    2. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 20 hours ago

      Haven't got him. He's a sell now if you don't need to do anything else.

    3. cjhewitt92
      • 6 Years
      8 days, 20 hours ago

      Maybe keep for a week or two to see if Nuno rotates in wing back roles, or sells Vinagre.

  20. Pukki Party
    • 3 Years
    8 days, 20 hours ago

    Worth doing Vinagre to Burnley def this week if it results in a -4 next week to get either KdB or Werner?

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 20 hours ago

      Probably. If Vinagre a dead option.

    2. The VAR Team
      • 1 Year
      8 days, 20 hours ago

      If you have a playing defender on the bench I wouldn’t!

      1. Pukki Party
        • 3 Years
        8 days, 20 hours ago

        Only Mitchell.

        1. The VAR Team
          • 1 Year
          8 days, 20 hours ago

          That’s fine for now, I on the other hand have Vinagre and Ferguson haha 🙁

  21. RyanKent14
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    8 days, 20 hours ago

    Looking for a bit of feedback, wildcard is active as planned to get Utd assets, Captain Salah saved my week

    McCarthy
    Tierney Coleman AWB
    Auba Salah Rash Willian ASM
    Martial Wilson

    Nyland Mitchell Douglas Davis

    0.5 itb

    I know defence is a tad weak, but think they guys should get assist returns as well as cs but any feedback appreciated, thanks

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 20 hours ago

      Tierney playing at CB not worth 5.5, just get Gabriel or none - Arse fixtures not great from GW3. Same with Willian, won't play Fulham every week.
      MEN thinks AWB not fit enough to start this weekend.
      And a largely non-playing bench.

  22. vincentwsho
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    8 days, 20 hours ago

    Which would you rather have, Richarlison or DCL?

    1. Printing Mane
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      8 days, 20 hours ago

      Richa

  23. Giggs Boson
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    8 days, 20 hours ago

    Havertz' average position: https://members.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/matches/2128294/

    That's insane. Did not expect that...

    1. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 days, 20 hours ago

      He was so nervous. He spent most of his time in his own third trying to get his own defenders into trouble with dodgy unwanted passes to put them under more pressure than he was

      1. Giggs Boson
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        8 days, 20 hours ago

        Yeah he's still a young man, in a strange new country, and under immense pressure.

        I'm sure he'll come good with a little time.

    2. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 20 hours ago

      Right back?

      1. Giggs Boson
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        8 days, 20 hours ago

        Pretty much...

    3. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 days, 20 hours ago

      It’s a bother isn’t it

      I’ve popped him in there with very low expectations early on though. Will give him 3 anyway.

      1. Giggs Boson
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        8 days, 20 hours ago

        I hope he has good support around him. I don't think I'd be able to handle that kind of pressure...

        1. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          8 days, 20 hours ago

          🙂

    4. tokara
      • 6 Years
      8 days, 20 hours ago

      I only watched first haf, i rate him 2/10

      Lost sheep, neither attacking nor defending.

    5. Pukkipartyy
      • 1 Year
      8 days, 20 hours ago

      ?

    6. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 days, 20 hours ago

      He'll be fine, can't expect them to click so early with the conditions

  24. lordkippe
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    8 days, 20 hours ago

    What to do with Saliba ? Poor pick, I know

    Mccarthy ( Button )

    TAA - Shaw - Davies ( Saliba, Mitchell )

    Salah - Auba - Son - ASM ( Bissouma )

    Werner - DCL - Mitro

    A : Accept the price fall
    B : Saliba > Ayling
    C : Salah & Saliba > Bruno & Digne -4

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 20 hours ago

      B, but hardly priority.

    2. Thomas Magnum
      • 5 Years
      8 days, 20 hours ago

      I'm looking at B, albeit for a hit as well. Think it's the better option long term, but holding hope he somehow won't fall by the deadline. May I ask what you prefer about Ayling over say Dallas, i'm looking at both atm just not sure which.

      1. cjhewitt92
        • 6 Years
        8 days, 20 hours ago

        If your looking long term then Ayling, as Leeds keep being linked with new left backs.

      2. lordkippe
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        8 days, 20 hours ago

        I think its a 50/50 call atm. Actually considering Lamptey or Justin instead because of fixtures. Cant really tell why I a drawed towards Ayling instead of Dallas. His hair maybee

  25. JurgenRodgers
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    8 days, 20 hours ago

    Feel the discussion next week will be Kdb or Kûn..

    Personally fancy Kûn £1m cheaper and would be more comfortable giving him the armband over Kdb

    Think a 20 min cameo v Wolves would sway me

    1. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 days, 20 hours ago

      Might be with you. Maybe.

    2. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 days, 20 hours ago

      Nice to be in a position to have both 🙂

      HK has this one coming up to convince me.

    3. Stef rocks
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 20 hours ago

      Wait for the Carabao mid match and then decide. Plenty of time until GW3 deadline - so many things could happen

    4. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 days, 20 hours ago

      Sterling and Kun I think

  26. ElChapo
    • 1 Year
    8 days, 20 hours ago

    Every time I watch Spurs I think how on earth does Kane score so many....

    1. CHRISFF
      • 6 Years
      8 days, 20 hours ago

      pens

  27. Garlana
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 days, 20 hours ago

    What would you do?
    Original plan was ings to martial with the 0.5 I have itb.

    McCarthy
    Taa, Ayling, Justin
    Havertz*, Salah, auba (c), soucek
    Ings, Che, Werner

    Bissouma, vinagre*, Mitchell

    Vinagre looks like deadwood and havertz looked really poor.

    1) ings to martial as planned?
    2) Vinagre to a different 4.5?
    3) vinagre+havertz to Rodriguez and digne -4
    4) Other

  28. Fero1905
    • 1 Year
    8 days, 20 hours ago

    My Team is
    Mccarthy Steer
    TAA Coady Davies Ayling Ferguson
    Salah Auba Zaha ASM Bissouma
    Werner Mitrovic Ings

    0.5 itb i could do Ings to Martial

    I want to Play the WC for this team

    Mccarthy Steer
    Digne, Ayling, Justin, Saiss, Mitchell
    Salah Auba Bruno Bissouma Klich
    Werner DCL Wilson

    What do you Think please help 🙂

    I had 79 points in GW1

    1. tokara
      • 6 Years
      8 days, 20 hours ago

      Keep

  29. Miguel Sanchez
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 days, 20 hours ago

    Any sense when Nathan Ferguson will be available to Palace?

  30. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
    • 4 Years
    8 days, 20 hours ago

    What to do with Havertz?

    1. CHRISFF
      • 6 Years
      8 days, 20 hours ago

      looked so bad feel he may not start next game

      1. tokara
        • 6 Years
        8 days, 20 hours ago

        Even if he start i dun think he can do any damage to Pool

    2. Amey
      • 1 Year
      8 days, 20 hours ago

      Wait

    3. Typo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 days, 20 hours ago

      Replace