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. cjhewitt92
    • 6 Years
    8 days, 20 hours ago

    What are peoples thought with Kane.

    Spurs were poor against Everton, they could react to Jose with great performance especially given Southampton and Newcastle up next.

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

      I’m holding (and captaining) for now. Like you say, a reaction is possible. And it’s kane, he is the definition of proven. Having said that, will probably move him on once we have more data in a few weeks, but for now he is still a solid pick.

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

      Kane will always score but he is unreliable for the captaincy these days so not an option for me unfortunately.

    3. Respect My Authoritah
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 days, 20 hours ago

      He'll get goals but he's worse than quite a few cheaper forward options, so a no-go for FPL imo

    4. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 days, 20 hours ago

      What about Alli? Give another GW?

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

        May as well against saints. But I’d be looking to ditch longer term

  2. Bruno Commando
    • 6 Years
    8 days, 20 hours ago

    Looking for 2 x 4.0 defender.

    1) Struijk
    2) Mitchell
    3) Ferguson
    4) Burr

    1. Gregor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      8 days, 20 hours ago

      2 and 3 then I suppose.

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

      Mitchell is the only one who'll play for the next several GWs.

      Strujik was covering for injured Cooper (not a serious one as far as I'm aware), Ferguson is unlikely to get starts any time soon, Burr is just backup.

      1. Bruno Commando
        • 6 Years
        8 days, 20 hours ago

        Oh I thought Ferguson is likely to start if not for his injury. Guess I will have to make do with 1 x 4.0 fodder then!

    3. Tonyawesome69
      • 1 Year
      8 days, 20 hours ago

      2 and 3

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

    Vinagre+Havertz to Rodriguez+Digne for -4 looks really tempting, thoughts?

    1. Respect My Authoritah
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 days, 20 hours ago

      Those look like good moves to me

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

      Risky but could pay off

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

      Looks solid.

    4. Gregor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      8 days, 20 hours ago

      Yep.

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

      Thanks all, totally against my plan. But i feel ive gotta move quick and long term Everton have great fixtures.

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

        Nothing wrong with hits or moving quick if it’s for the right reasons

  4. Pépé Pig
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    8 days, 20 hours ago

    A) Alli -> Rash (-4)
    B) Mane -> Bruno (-4)
    C) Neither

    1. poulteren
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 days, 20 hours ago

      neither 100pc

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

        I’m going Mané > KDB if that helps.

        1. Pépé Pig
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          8 days, 20 hours ago

          Interesting, not sure about the Wolves fixture though. City have always struggled against Wolves

      2. Pépé Pig
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        8 days, 20 hours ago

        Thanks

    2. Pat Bonner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 days, 20 hours ago

      Why is B for a -4?

      1. Pépé Pig
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        8 days, 20 hours ago

        Already done Ings to Martial!

    3. ice-cold aubameyang
      • 5 Years
      8 days, 20 hours ago

      Exact same transfers. I've done Mane -> Bruno on a free. Simple and exciting.

      Still pondering Alli -> Rash. Is the (-4) worth it for those 2 fixtures against palace and brighton?

      I'm leaning towards yes.

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

    The 4.5 mids options get worse and worse each year.

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

      Bissouma is a decent one actually don’t be mean

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

        He could have had 1 or 2 assists yesterday, tbf to him.

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

          Part of Potter roulette though so when you need his 2 points he might not be there for you.

          1. Pompel
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            8 days, 20 hours ago

            Wasn't aware of that, unfortunate if so Migh be better going with 4.5 non-playing forward in that case.

      2. diabydoesgallas
        • 6 Years
        8 days, 20 hours ago

        Good player, but a holding defensive midfielder for Brighton is never going to be a good fantasy asset

      3. Gregor
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 10 Years
        8 days, 20 hours ago

        Zambo looked good when he came on too.

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

          Who is he?

          1. Gregor
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 10 Years
            8 days, 20 hours ago

            The Fulham fella, Anguissa.

  6. Respect My Authoritah
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    8 days, 20 hours ago

    Having completely discounted him in pre-season, I'm awfully tempted to get Hames in. Can't really see a downside other than it will likely end up costing me 4 points.

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

      May see the bench, depends on his fitness and recovery

  7. Zlatan approves
    • 1 Year
    8 days, 20 hours ago

    Goodday fellas
    If you think you had a bad gw than you dont know that both mitchell and saiss were on my bench

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 20 hours ago

      Mitchell and Justin on my bench but you have to think about it logically.
      I for example had TAA, Doherty and Reese James starting.
      No way that I would bench those 3 so it's just the thought would you want non playing players on your bench or 4.0 and 4.5 defenders that sometimes score good points 6 or more.

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

      Take care, just a game

  8. Bruno Commando
    • 6 Years
    8 days, 20 hours ago

    Any reason why Richarlison didn't start last weekend? Is DCL nailed?

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

      He did start

      1. Bruno Commando
        • 6 Years
        8 days, 20 hours ago

        Oh yes my bad! Is DCL nailed?

        1. The Wise Owl
          • 4 Years
          8 days, 20 hours ago

          Yes. I don't see Moise Kean getting into the squad.

        2. diabydoesgallas
          • 6 Years
          8 days, 20 hours ago

          Seems to be, yeah. Not a bad option for the time being

          1. Bruno Commando
            • 6 Years
            8 days, 20 hours ago

            Thanks guys!!

    2. The Wise Owl
      • 4 Years
      8 days, 20 hours ago

      He started, just didn't do very well.

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

        Took his chances, could’ve easily had another goal if Richarlison passed Off that open goal miss

        1. The Wise Owl
          • 4 Years
          8 days, 20 hours ago

          Saw that, very selfish

  9. ZeBestee
    • 6 Years
    8 days, 20 hours ago

    Who is the best 5m Everton defender to have?

    1) Keane
    2) Goalman

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

      2

    2. Respect My Authoritah
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 days, 20 hours ago

      Keane is more nailed. Coleman isn't anywhere close to as attacking as he used to be. Probably Keane.

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

        I was just thinking the same. Coleman ageing now.

    3. Gregor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      8 days, 20 hours ago

      Probably Keane these days.

    4. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      8 days, 20 hours ago

      Keane

  10. Live Lad
    • 5 Years
    8 days, 20 hours ago

    Saint defense wasn't great. Spurs same I think, but temped to do:
    Kane + Adams to Martial + DCL (-4)

    DCL's fixtures are great. He will have great support going forwards. Martial will do well too i believe.

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

      Like those moves

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

    Ings to Martial for a hit sounds crazy?

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

      No other pressing issue?

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

        I'm also doing Havertz to James Rodriguez besides this possibly(that's why the hit)

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

      Aggressive not crazy

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

      A little yeah

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

    How did Soucek look? Worth keeping in the first eleven or more of a bench man?

    1. Gregor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      8 days, 20 hours ago

      He gets in to the box a lot, awful fixtures but looks good for his price.

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

      Keeping. If I wildcarded I think he would stay.

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

      Cheers:)

  13. unitednations
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    8 days, 20 hours ago

    Which combo would you prefer:

    A: Bruno + Adams
    B: Rashford + DCL (-4)
    C: James + Martial (-4)

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

      C

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

      C

  14. Inazuma X1
    • 3 Years
    8 days, 20 hours ago

    Not sure what to do with Pulisic..

    Thoughts?

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

      Hope for an off the bench appearance against Liverpool. Did pretty well from it last time.

      1. Inazuma X1
        • 3 Years
        8 days, 20 hours ago

        Think he won't play against Pool

    2. Gregor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      8 days, 20 hours ago

      He seems to love playing against Liverpool, maybe they were saving him for that.

      1. Inazuma X1
        • 3 Years
        8 days, 20 hours ago

        I'm not sure he will, doubtful for Sunday

        https://twitter.com/SJohnsonSport/status/1305622921323442177

        1. Gregor
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 10 Years
          8 days, 20 hours ago

          Cool thanks, as a Liverpool fan I would like it if if he misses out, or maybe it’s just mind games!

  15. NOSLEEPTILLBROOKLYN
    • 2 Years
    8 days, 20 hours ago

    Son needs to go from my team so is it better to do:

    A) Son>James
    B) Son>Havertz

    Both of these would be for a -4 I guess the alternative is to put it off for a week and take the point loss

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

      Did you watch Havertz last night? Keep Son if for a -4

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

        Yes that is true he didn't look inspiring at all he may need a few weeks to settle

    2. IRBOX ⚽
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 20 hours ago

      Wouldn’t do either for a hit

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

        True and especially because no one else in my ML has him

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

      Dont like either of those, give son another week and re-assess

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

        Yea his fixtures aren't the worst either

  16. PogBruno
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    8 days, 20 hours ago

    On WC - your thoughts on this team plz?

    Martinez
    TAA Digne Davies Saiss /Ferguson/
    Auba KDB James Klich /Bissouma/
    Martial Werner /Brewster/

    - Will be starting Brewster over one of Davies, Saiss and Klich once he secured his move
    - Two slots for premium mids for Captaincy

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

      You're very confident on this Brewster move

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

        Hehe Yes

    2. Bruno Commando
      • 6 Years
      8 days, 20 hours ago

      Where is Brewster going?

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

        Sheffield United probably

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

        SU or Villa, The former in pole position as things stand

  17. iveseenitall
    • 6 Years
    8 days, 20 hours ago

    Thinking about klich or harrison from leeds, anybody have an opinion that watched the game or leeds matches last season?

    Hard to tell from just highlights and stats are pretty equal.

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

      Imo Leeds will be set to atack no matter who the opposition is, hence going with Klich

    2. Gregor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      8 days, 20 hours ago

      Harrison for me, I presume he can’t play against City though in GW4.

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

        Well spotted, completely forgot he was on loan from them. Guess i'll go for klich then

  18. Kei19255
    • 4 Years
    8 days, 20 hours ago

    sorry noob question, where can we see predictions of price movement pls? Would like to check on chelsea's James and Digne...

    thanks in advance!

      1. The Wise Owl
        • 4 Years
        8 days, 20 hours ago

        Beat me to it!

      2. Kei19255
        • 4 Years
        8 days, 20 hours ago

        Thank you very much!

      1. Kei19255
        • 4 Years
        8 days, 20 hours ago

        Thank you very much!

  19. farmerfat
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 days, 20 hours ago

    My options this week are:

    a) Ings - Martial ( as planned)

    b) Ings- DCL , Save some cash to upgrade team next week

    Thanks !

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

      Stick to the plan

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

      A

      DCL didn't actually have that great of a game compared to Hamez and Rich

  20. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    8 days, 20 hours ago

    Thoughts about Pogba?

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

      There are better United options

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        8 days, 20 hours ago

        Cash limited for Alli replacement

        1. The Wise Owl
          • 4 Years
          8 days, 20 hours ago

          Greenwood/Rashford?

          1. The Wise Owl
            • 4 Years
            8 days, 20 hours ago

            Sorry, realised Rashford is 9.5

          2. Magic Zico
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            8 days, 20 hours ago

            Greenwood prob but after the incident not too keen as yet, forget United for this week then?

    2. Gregor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      8 days, 20 hours ago

      Don’t do it, I’m not sure he’s even fit at the moment.

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        8 days, 20 hours ago

        The fitness is a worry yes

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

        Greenwood or James

        1. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          8 days, 20 hours ago

          See above, got DCL already. I may do Doucoure in.

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

      Outstanding player, but he's not an FPL player in that position imo.

      Relatively poor value and yet not capable of mammoth hauls. Not a good mix.

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        8 days, 20 hours ago

        Got you, confirm my doubt. Ta!

  21. IRBOX ⚽
    • 3 Years
    8 days, 20 hours ago

    Havertz will take time to get up to speed. Havertz > James Rodriguez will be my likely move. KDB can wait a week

    1. farmerfat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 days, 20 hours ago

      Didnt look all too exciting last night, specially down the right.

    2. JBG
      • 2 Years
      8 days, 20 hours ago

      That pass to the linesman was top class though.

    3. Pat Bonner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 days, 20 hours ago

      Looking at doing exactly the same. Planned to save but after watching Havertz last night then he needs to go - doubt he’ll play on Sunday

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

    92 points GW1

    McCarthy / Steer
    TAA / James / Saiss / Justin / Ayling
    Salah / Auba / Son / ASM / Biss
    Timo / Mitro / Che

    0.5 ITB

    1) Stick and roll transfer
    2) Salah > Bruno / Rash
    3) Son > Rash
    4) Timo > Tony
    5) Salah > Bruno, Che > Rich (-4)

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

      Damn sick defence, my defence was atrocious

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

        Thanks! Didn't expect that from Saiss and James from GW1

    2. Gudjohnsen
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 20 hours ago

      1 or 3

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

        That was my thinking too, cheers

    3. Pat Bonner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 days, 20 hours ago

      Great score. Well played! I would save the transfer

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

        Thanks! Trying to tell myself to be patient...

  23. Trophé Mourinho
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    8 days, 20 hours ago

    So if we were wild carding (which I’m not), who would we have?
    Leno/Guaita
    Lamptey - Saiss - Robbo
    Salah - Willian - ? - ?
    Jimi - Martial - DCL

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

    I’ve learned a lesson that I shouldn’t plan transfers AND pick risky players GW1. Will probably forget by next year

    1. The Wise Owl
      • 4 Years
      8 days, 20 hours ago

      Yep, welcome to FPL!

  25. Lev Yashin
    • 7 Years
    8 days, 20 hours ago

    Is this the week to give the armband to a MUN player to gain some ground on the many Auba cappers?
    Or is this the week Auba gets a haul?

    1. IRBOX ⚽
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 20 hours ago

      West Ham are awful

      1. Lev Yashin
        • 7 Years
        8 days, 20 hours ago

        Cryptic yet accurate.

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

      I got Bruno so logically I feel I should captain Bruno. Although I’m expecting it to be the wrong decision lol

      1. Lev Yashin
        • 7 Years
        8 days, 20 hours ago

        Yeah, I have Bruno and Martial looking at me.

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

          I have Martial... Considering him over Auba. But as stated above, WH are awful.

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

          Yea I’d probably go Martial cap over Bruno if I had both

    3. Kitsune
      • 2 Years
      8 days, 20 hours ago

      Good question. I’m tempted to do Bruno but will probably stick with Auba. His finish was terrific at the weekend, he looks hungry and more of a striker than a mid.

  26. faux_C
    • 7 Years
    8 days, 20 hours ago

    Honestly amazing seeing the desperation to use transfers (and wildcards!) and the contortions people are going through to justify changes.

    Remember folks, it's a long season.

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

      It’s hard to sit still when you have a garbage week, but honestly in most cases patience pays off. Whenever you have an awful week often it’s followed by a great week and you kick yourself for changing it.
      Unless you have people not starting etc or genuinely atrocious GW1 no need to make many changes other than you initial plan for Bruno or whatever

    2. Gingerman
        8 days, 20 hours ago

        Fully agreed, chasing points is always a danger and so tempting.

    3. SirPixie
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 20 hours ago

      Thoughts? WC activated.

      McCarthy
      TAA, Justin, Gabriel
      Aub, Bruno, Salah, Hendrick
      Bamford, Vardy, Mitro

      Ryan, Mitchell, Lewis, Mendy

      I can manage Aub, Bruno, Mitro > Willian, KDB, Martial if i squeeze .1 out of downgrading someone but im not sure if its worth it.
      Aub > KDB may be next weeks move depending.

    4. JohnBlack
      • 2 Years
      8 days, 20 hours ago

      Lewis or Dallas long term?

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

        Lewis

      2. Tonyawesome69
        • 1 Year
        8 days, 20 hours ago

        Lewis

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

      Kane to Martial or give Kane another chance?

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

        Ship him off, did he even get a touch in the box ?

      2. Gregor
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 10 Years
        8 days, 20 hours ago

        Martial.

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

      Look at this GW3 Wildcard. I'm seriously tempted to make one stop gap transfer in GW2 and then shoot off for this:

      McCarthy Steer
      Robertson Saiss Marcal James Mitchell
      Salah KdB Fernandes Podence Soucek
      Werner DCL Vassilev

      I'm playing 4-4-2 most weeks with the double Wolves defense and James through their amazing fixtures. Robertson is on just as many set pieces as TAA nowadays, with even more direct penalty box involvement. I think this will offset TAA's odd free kick screamer.

      1. MAXIMIN EFFORT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        8 days, 20 hours ago

        marcal, podence, james rotation risks.

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

          I disagree. Marcal and James will play.

          Podence okay maybe. But he has very high upside and extremely good fixtures. He's a very good player and offers a lot to the Wolves attack. I rate him better than Neto and Jota atm.

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

            Do you see James starting over Azpili, once Chilwell is back on the left?

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

              Yes. He's younger, fitter and better at attacking.

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

        No better 4.5GK than McCarthy?

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

          Maybe Martinez.

      3. Pratik
        • 11 Years
        8 days, 20 hours ago

        What's the value of the team - 99.5? Just wondering if you could afford Mitchell/KDB/DCL after their price rise this week?

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

          100m flat. Can always do Soucek > Bissouma to free up that value or DCL > Wilson.

      4. Pat Bonner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        8 days, 20 hours ago

        How many changes are you making? The front 8 looks easy to get with one or two hits max

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

          9 changes. But I particularly like getting in all those Wolves guys because I don't have any currently.