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

    Morning lads. Off to a flyer and want to keep on the front foot. Which move looks best?

    a. Havertz > JRodriguez
    b. Werner + Havertz > DCL + Bruno (-4)

    Am leaning towards A as I’m happy with Werner and it’ll give me 1m to boost ASM or defence.

    Have Martial already.

    Am

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

      I sign off all my posts with “Am” btw 😛

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

      of the 2 definitely would say A.

      But i'd still be tempted to hold a week and give yourself 2 freebies for next

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

        I’m reluctant to start Havertz vs Liverpool on the back of that Chelsea performance.

        Maybe the time to double up with Werner is when Pulisic is back.

    3. CostaCoffee
      • 7 Years
      8 days, 8 hours ago

      Hold, both reactionary transfers that could very easily backfire

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

        Did you watch Havertz last night?

        1. CostaCoffee
          • 7 Years
          8 days, 8 hours ago

          I'd imagine he won't be played out wide against Liverpool

          1. Pat Bonner
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            8 days, 7 hours ago

            He was unfit and off the pace....lacking match sharpness, whatever you want to call it. He was shattered after running back after losing the ball before he was subbed. Needs some time to get fitness up and up to pace of the league. He’ll be on the bench on Sunday

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

        Do you only make transfers to players that are injured or don’t start?

        1. CostaCoffee
          • 7 Years
          8 days, 8 hours ago

          It's been one gameweek, you picked these players for a reason. Trust yourself

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

            I picked Havertz because he’s a special player, but it was a punt. I think there’s merit in being decisive and correcting possibly poor decisions quickly.

            Having said that, the transfer has to be worth it. I always ask myself would I want the 7.5m / 8m midfielder over TAA or Robertson? I’m trying to work out if JRod will offer that value.

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

      A is the move I’m planning. Havertz was so off the pace last night, can’t see him starting on Sunday.

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

        But you’ve got me thinking about taking a hit now! B looks good as well. Nice start btw

      2. Twisted Saltergater
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        8 days, 7 hours ago

        Thanks Pat. It’s tricky weighing up the value of Bruno compared with Werner... I think I’m leaning towards Werner. But you could argue Bruno is a captain option with penalties.

        Really would like to sit on my hands but agree with you, it looks too soon to have Havertz.

        1. Pat Bonner
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          8 days, 7 hours ago

          I liked the look of Werner, he’ll def get goals. There’s so many good options tho! I do think Man U you can afford to be patient for now as as you have martial in place. They haven’t even played yet and barely had a pre season - they could be rusty like Chelsea looked last night. Martial is great to have so I would stick with just him from Man U for now

          1. Twisted Saltergater
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            8 days, 7 hours ago

            Sounds great advice, thanks again 🙂

    5. wulfranian
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 8 hours ago

      b

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

        Everton played really well against Spurs and now vs WBrom we could easily watch 2-3 goals.DCL could be a very good differential.

      2. Twisted Saltergater
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        8 days, 7 hours ago

        Interesting! Didn’t expect much support for B. Thanks.

    6. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 days, 7 hours ago

      Werner + Havertz > DCL + James Rod (-4) and get Man U next week (I think Palace may sit deep and frustrate Utd)

      1. Twisted Saltergater
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        8 days, 7 hours ago

        I think even Everton fans aren’t doubling up on their attack 😉

        You make a good point about Palace being a tough nut to crack and also we haven’t seen United yet. Will mull it over, thanks.

  2. Lalrota
    • 4 Years
    8 days, 8 hours ago

    Is there a good case for GW 3 WC?

    Can have

    Doherty Coleman Saiss 4.5 4.0
    Sterling KDB Pulisic 6.5
    Martial Jimenez DCL

    With fixture turn for Wolves and Man City it could be a real differential and worth it.

    Thoughts??

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

      I like an early wildcard as I genuinely think you can see a lot of trends early on. It’s a balance between stagnating and getting ahead of the curve but hoping you get lucky with injuries.

    2. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
      • 5 Years
      8 days, 8 hours ago

      Has been my plan all along.

      1. Lalrota
        • 4 Years
        8 days, 8 hours ago

        And what is your team right now and what could it become?

        1. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
          • 5 Years
          8 days, 8 hours ago

          Team linked in profile, and was set up specifically for 1 and 2 only. I probably have no more than 3 or 4 players I'd keep on a GW3 WC atm.

          1. Lalrota
            • 4 Years
            8 days, 7 hours ago

            Fair enough

          2. Pat Bonner
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            8 days, 7 hours ago

            Nice gw1! Well played

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

        Xxx

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

      The professionals called this on the day the fixtures were released. Oh wait no that was just me

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

    A) Son to Rashford
    B) Werner to Martial

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

      Bit premature

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

      Easy A

    3. sunzip14
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 8 hours ago

      Save

  4. pjomara
    • 10 Years
    8 days, 8 hours ago

    The 4 Leeds midfielders had either an assist or a goal.
    Who do people think is the best long term though?

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

      They will all share points

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

      Harrison for me but I presume he can’t play against City in gameweek 4.

    3. FPLShaqiri
      • 2 Years
      8 days, 8 hours ago

      Harrison

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

      Klich or Harrison

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

      Klich or Harrison

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

      Klich if on pens

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

    Bruno to skew GW2 points after his 2 pens? 😀

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

      Dcl will cover it

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

    Play :

    A) Reece James (LIV)
    B) Saiss (MCI)

    1. FPLShaqiri
      • 2 Years
      8 days, 8 hours ago

      James

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

      A

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

    Pulisic is doubtful for Pool

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

    Get rid?

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

      would say so, he didn't come off the bench vs Brighton so I don't think Lampard will risk him starting vs Liverpool.

      1. Gazpilicueta
        • 6 Years
        8 days, 8 hours ago

        he wasnt even on the bench.

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

          As a Chelsea fan who watched the game yesterday, I should know that haha. Yeah, that's another reason to sell him now I think/

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

      Hmmm tricky - imagine if he were fit for WBA in GW3

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

      Doesn’t sound like he’s ready. He’s even had a setback according to Frank.

  8. Siva Mohan
    • 8 Years
    8 days, 8 hours ago

    for people tempted by James on penos ..

    Everton were awarded 1 penalty in PL 2019/2020

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

      I think they will get more this season

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

      Completely different team now

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

      Has there been confirmation of him on pens? Digne would be gold if he takes the duties

      1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        8 days, 7 hours ago

        Only speculation

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

    Had to do a transfer earlier than I wanted, ffs... Saliba price on his way down.

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

      This could have been worse, you could've told us what you did. Thank you.

      1. JBG
        • 2 Years
        8 days, 7 hours ago

        True... Just annoying. Wenting my frustration XD.

        1. The Knights Template
          • 6 Years
          8 days, 7 hours ago

          No problem, many are in pain this GW and a trouble shared is a trouble halved

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

    I think the FFS captain poll needs to improve its abbreviation of James Rodríguez to deviate from confusing him with jay rodriguez. Sorry guys but “Ja Rodriguez“ doesn’t quite cut it xx

    1. Whiskerz
      • 7 Years
      8 days, 8 hours ago

      Jamez
      Hamez

  11. Whiskerz
    • 7 Years
    8 days, 8 hours ago

    Seeing a lot of shortsighted transfer decisions here at the moment. Players being shipped and hits taken for value. Moves based on 1gw worth of 'form'. Plans and structure being thrown out of the window.

    I had a terrible gw1. 39 points. Saliba punt failure. No Salah. Total blank other than 2 players. It doesn't get much worse. But I remember my plan. What I saw in the players I picked. That they weren't for only the first gw. So I'm sticking to my guns.

    Obviously we all have to play our own game, but it really does seem to be very knee jerky around here, moreso than usual.

    1. Lalrota
      • 4 Years
      8 days, 8 hours ago

      Whats your team?

      1. Whiskerz
        • 7 Years
        8 days, 8 hours ago

        For this week

        Mccarthy
        TAA . Davies . Saliba
        Auba . Son . Havertz . Soucek
        Werner . Martial . Ings

        Button . KWP . Bissouma . Mitchell

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

      Squealing in a high pitched voice and running around in circles with your undies on your head doesn't appeal?

      1. Whiskerz
        • 7 Years
        8 days, 7 hours ago

        Not on a weekday

        1. The Knights Template
          • 6 Years
          8 days, 7 hours ago

          I admire your self-discipline. I have none..weeeeeeeeee

    3. Chandler Bing
      • 4 Years
      8 days, 8 hours ago

      Doesn't get much worse? 30 points here. And WCing. I know it's a total kneejerk but sometimes you just reach that breaking point have got to pull the trigger. Good luck with your team btw, I hope the 39 becomes a 93 come GW2 🙂

      1. Whiskerz
        • 7 Years
        8 days, 7 hours ago

        We all have to make our own decisions. Id prefer to hang on to my wc if I felt I could. Hope it works out for you. What did you wc into btw?

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

          True. Just had to do it for self-satisfaction.

          McCarthy/4.0
          Digne Ayling Saiss Taylor/Lewis Ferguson
          Auba/Salah KdB Rodriguez Barnes Bissouma
          Jimenez Martial DCL

    4. sunzip14
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 8 hours ago

      Almost the same. Got 40. Did Ings>Martial as planned. Lets see how GW2 pans out.

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

    When is Van Aanholt said to be back?

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

      By GW4 I think I heard

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

        Think Ferguson is the better option as he could be in the team once their nice run of fixtures begin around GW5

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

      It is said he is close to returning

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

    Bruno without pens is not in the same class as KDB and Salah/Auba. Expecting a significant regression in their spot kicks.. those fixtures don’t look all too appealing from an attacking sense either. Thoughts?

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

      I don’t think their fixtures look that good either. Just martial for me please

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

      With or without pens have a look at his stats, he’s involved in everything united produce in attack

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

        Which is often very little. Flatter to deceive

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

      I think Bruno is mint regardless of pens but they probably will get a lot of them again anyway. Martial could be the value pick though.

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

      Man city assets for me

      1. IRBOX ⚽
        • 3 Years
        8 days, 7 hours ago

        Foden warning my bench GW1. Expecting big things from him this season

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

      4 pens already given on opening day. Given United's history of pens, I'm thinking Bruno will be tremendous this season.

      1. Thomas Magnum
        • 5 Years
        8 days, 8 hours ago

        This

      2. IRBOX ⚽
        • 3 Years
        8 days, 7 hours ago

        Can’t always rely on a pen merchant though surely?

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

      Man U in general are being built up way too much on here. This’ll be their first game of the season and most on their players have barely had a pre season...we saw how disjointed Chelsea were last night. Would expect them to win but can’t see the big score that many are expecting

      1. Invincibles
        • 6 Years
        8 days, 7 hours ago

        Agree. Been a terrible off season for them from both a PR and transfer perspective. Think they'll really struggle first 3/4 gw's.

      2. Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        8 days, 7 hours ago

        Didn’t need a pre season during the restart last season, came out firing...

    7. Invincibles
      • 6 Years
      8 days, 7 hours ago

      Why expect a regression? agenda has been pushed ferosciously to be fair.

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

    Do i pull the trigger?

    Ings and Son --> Bruno and DCL (-4)

    1. Invincibles
      • 6 Years
      8 days, 8 hours ago

      Yes, I did but with Wilson

    2. International Richard
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      8 days, 7 hours ago

      -4 aside, it’s a decent transfer

  15. OneDennisBergkamp
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 days, 8 hours ago

    I might do Werner > DCL for a one weeker

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

      Prefer Rich over DCL

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

      Not worth it. Transfers are precious

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

        What are your thoughts on Everton options this year? Am on my WC already and have Digne, James and Rich for the next three games.

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

          Hard to judge off one game but Everton looked dangerous.

          Digne-Great set piece setting up the goal, easily could of conceded a goal but Pickford made a great save from Doherty. They can be breached but if you get Digne, it's his attack you want.

          Rich-Easily could of had 2-3 goals. He is a very selfish player and takes lots of shots. Could of set up DCL for a tap in and got an assist but lost balance and missed open net (from tight angle). He was wasteful but the chances are there and looks good.

          James-Looked class on the ball. Could of had an assist had Rich put his cross away. Control of the ball is amazing and cut in onto his left a few times for shots. Could be very good, especially with Allan and Doucoure behind him

        2. BIG TONES
          • 6 Years
          8 days, 7 hours ago

          Got Digne in this week. Will create loads of chances and has a much improved team (in terms of form at least) to feed chances to.

        3. IRBOX ⚽
          • 3 Years
          8 days, 7 hours ago

          Digne, James and DCL for me. DCL through the middle will be the spearhead of the attack. He is actually fantastic in the air and always ranks near the top in aerial duals won. Should get much better service this season

          1. Miguel Sanchez
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            8 days, 7 hours ago

            Interesting you say DCL over Rich. I had DCL for so long last season and was kinda burned by him that I think I have some unconscious bias. Plus I have always like Richarlison since he was at Watford and was impressed by the chances he got himself into position for against Spurs, though the less said about his finishing the better. Everton's set up looks very similar to Liverpool's with overlapping full backs, industrious central mids, inverted wing forwards and a floating number 9.

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

        We loves the transfers!

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

        I am going to WC in next couple of weeks anyway, so i might waste the FTs if i save

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

      You have zero other issues? Congrats!

    4. pjomara
      • 10 Years
      8 days, 7 hours ago

      I count every transfer as a cost of 4 pts, so an in and out is really 8pts. Can't see that being worth it.

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

    Anyone else missing Liverpool players in the members area of player stats? No Liverpool players appear for me.

  17. Sterling Malory
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 days, 8 hours ago

    Draft team query this morning, lost my first H2H so currently bottom of the league. This does allow me first waiver next round. Who should I bring in given my team.

    Patricio
    TAA Tierney Davies
    Bruno Mahrez McNeil KWP
    McBurnie Antonio Jesus
    McCarthy Periera Stevens Vinagre

    A) Saiss/Marcal - to replace Vinagre
    B) Doucoure - to replace KWP
    C) Watkins - to replace McBurnie

  18. Rhodes your boat
    • 4 Years
    8 days, 8 hours ago

    Want united assets in this order.. Bruno martial rashford

    But want to move on havertz first before Ings (can’t do straight swap to Bruno, would need a -4 including losing auba)

    Do I do
    A) ings to martial
    B) havertz to rashford

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

      Just wait a week, not like they're going to beat Palace 6-0. 1-0 more likely.

      1. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        8 days, 7 hours ago

        The issue will be price changes - in a week or so many people will be priced out of the MUN assets they held off for

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

    Hey guys, average first gameweek, that was saved by Salah and Aubameyang. This makes my next move a bit confusing because I was initially planning on bringing in Bruno/KDB but I can't take either Salah or Aubameyang now.

    Ramsdale Nyland
    TAA Davies KWP Taylor Mitchell
    Salah Aubameyang Son ASM Soucek
    Werner Adams Mitrovic

    0.5 ITB

    Son to Rashford seems like the logical move right?

    Thanks! 🙂

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

      Save trade

  20. Invincibles
    • 6 Years
    8 days, 8 hours ago

    I reckon Reece James ends the season at around 6.0m. Good value to jump on at 5.0m.

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

      Where does Azpilicueta fit in? Takes Alonso’s spot? Not so sure..

      1. cjhewitt92
        • 6 Years
        8 days, 7 hours ago

        Chilwell will be left back when fit, so fit bewteen Azpilicute and James for RB. Unless one plays cb

      2. Thomas Magnum
        • 5 Years
        8 days, 7 hours ago

        He won't haul like this every week and you're more likely than not going to solely relying on attacking returns, in saying that I'd have said something similar about Alonso a few seasons back but he is not Alonso

        1. CostaCoffee
          • 7 Years
          8 days, 7 hours ago

          I mean you'd think clean sheets will improve once Chilwell, Silva and Mendy come into the fold. James isn't far off Alonso in terms of attacking returns, he won't score as many goals but his delivery is 10x better + he's on corners and some indirect fks

      3. CostaCoffee
        • 7 Years
        8 days, 7 hours ago

        Azpi played centre back in pre season. Wouldn't be surprised to see him slot in for Thiago Silva sometimes.
        But ultimately James will suffer rotation at times (although he moved into midfield when Azpi came on last night which has been a common occurance).
        You'd still think he might be worth it with his attacking potential even with the odd benching here and there

        1. Ask Yourself
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          8 days, 7 hours ago

          Azpi and Thiago Silva are way too short to be a PL centre back partnership. There’s no way James can displace Kovacic or Kante from the midfield spot. I think chilwell’s return completely cancels his appeal but with a strong bench you could get a lot out of him

          1. CostaCoffee
            • 7 Years
            8 days, 7 hours ago

            Hence why I said he'd slot in for Silva and not alongside him..

            1. Ask Yourself
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              8 days, 7 hours ago

              I apologise I cannot read and I woke up grouchy

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

      Not nailed long term with Azpi in the fold?

    3. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 days, 7 hours ago

      When chilwell is back it becomes a rotation nightmare. It may end up being the case that James plays the easy fixtures and Azpi plays the tough ones but having the club captain for competition doesn’t make for a good FPL pick

    4. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 days, 7 hours ago

      Not nailed for the harder matches but that's alright as it's the easier games we will want him for. Just needs a bench option in case Azpi plays

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

    After seeing his stats and upcoming fixtures after City, Jiminez is main priority to get into my team GW3.

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

      Surprised more people are looking at Martial than Jimenez

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

        Sshhhhhhh

  22. Thomas Magnum
    • 5 Years
    8 days, 8 hours ago

    In a spot of bother and any help will be appreciated.
    Already used my 1 transfer on Son>Bruno but still have Saliba and Vinagre as my defenders. Rest of my defense is TAA, Taylor & Mitchell.
    Is it worth taking a -4, or 8 to ship either one or both out this week to avoid drops in value and make sure I will have some cover once Mitchell gets dropped? Both are seemingly likely to drop to 4.4 by the weeks end
    Cheers

    1. The Knights Template
      • 6 Years
      8 days, 7 hours ago

      It most certainly is not. Please don't speak of this again

      1. Thomas Magnum
        • 5 Years
        8 days, 7 hours ago

        Not even a -4 to have some security incase Taylor for some reason doesn't start?

        1. The Knights Template
          • 6 Years
          8 days, 7 hours ago

          Nope

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

      You should of focused on getting rid of them before you took out Son.

      1. Thomas Magnum
        • 5 Years
        8 days, 7 hours ago

        Had exact money planned and couldn't afford Bruno rising which i knew would happen going into the season, 2 defenders starting was not as foreseeable

    3. BIG TONES
      • 6 Years
      8 days, 7 hours ago

      Generally would hit for a defender unless it was a premium you're getting in. Even then...

      1. BIG TONES
        • 6 Years
        8 days, 7 hours ago

        Wouldn't hit*

        1. Thomas Magnum
          • 5 Years
          8 days, 7 hours ago

          Cheers mate, neither would I but I am just worried about getting priced out so early on

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

      Bite the bullet for one.unless who you bring in gets hammered it will only be -2 points

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

    Going without United this week, just saying that I think Palace look really solid at the back and won't roll over. 1-0 or 1-1 sort of game incoming imo

    1. The Knights Template
      • 6 Years
      8 days, 7 hours ago

      Agree, oohhhh yyeeaahhhh!

      1. Thomas Magnum
        • 5 Years
        8 days, 7 hours ago

        Agreed which is why I'm not looking to C Bruno, in saying that Uniteds first game at home they may want to try make a statement

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

    Repost:

    Lads should I make any changes?

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

    1FT
    Should I do Werner -> Martial?

    Any other suggestions?

    1. Chilli Heatwave
      • 2 Years
      8 days, 7 hours ago

      Hold

    2. lfcserg
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      8 days, 7 hours ago

      Alli - > Bruno
      Werner -> DCL?

    3. xHaTr
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 days, 7 hours ago

      Probably can save that.

      Only feel a gw1 transfer is necessary if you get injuries or suspensions

  25. tim
    • 11 Years
    8 days, 7 hours ago

    Everybody seems keen to sell Alli for Bruno,

    But what about Son to Bruno?

    1. Chilli Heatwave
      • 2 Years
      8 days, 7 hours ago

      That’s what I’ve done 🙂

    2. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 days, 7 hours ago

      if I had the cash yes

    3. BIG TONES
      • 6 Years
      8 days, 7 hours ago

      Own Alli and had the funds to switch for free.. thought might as well hold and be patient. Palace not an easy fixture as you might think and am trying to generally be more patient with players this season.

      1. tim
        • 11 Years
        8 days, 7 hours ago

        Cheers, I guess ill pull the trigger since I have the exact cash.

    4. PascalCygan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 days, 7 hours ago

      That has been my plan all along and will probably go through with it tonight if price looks like rising.

  26. TimoTime
    • 1 Year
    8 days, 7 hours ago

    GTG for GW2?

    Ramsdale,
    TAA, Justin, Davies
    Barnes, (A)uba, Salah, ASM
    Martial, Mitro, Werner

    (Steer, KWP, Burke, Ferguson)

    GW1 was a shocker....

    1. Chilli Heatwave
      • 2 Years
      8 days, 7 hours ago

      Good to go

  27. Steinburg FC
    • 6 Years
    8 days, 7 hours ago

    Is Bruno confirmed to play this week?

    1. Chilli Heatwave
      • 2 Years
      8 days, 7 hours ago

      Nothing suggesting otherwise that I’ve seeen

    2. lfcserg
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      8 days, 7 hours ago

      may be benched for Lingard

      1. Chilli Heatwave
        • 2 Years
        8 days, 7 hours ago

        Great young talent

    3. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 7 hours ago

      Training in Manc so why not?

      1. Steinburg FC
        • 6 Years
        8 days, 7 hours ago

        Quarantine news on Saturday that he could miss the game due to isolation because he was in Portugal for the birth of child. If he's been pictured in training all good.

  28. cjhewitt92
    • 6 Years
    8 days, 7 hours ago

    How did Ben White and Brighton look last night. Is it worth investing in with Newcastle, Palace and West Brom in next 5 gameweeks.

    1. Chilli Heatwave
      • 2 Years
      8 days, 7 hours ago

      Looked decent, would rather lamptey though

  29. Hotdogs for Tea
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 days, 7 hours ago

    Palace to frustrate Utd, mood to change on FFS regarding selling Salah or Auba to ‘get Utd’ 😉

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 7 hours ago

      Scott Dann 15 pointer incoming

      1. Strchld
        • 4 Years
        8 days, 7 hours ago

        D could be Greenwood over JRod.

    2. The Knights Template
      • 6 Years
      8 days, 7 hours ago

      Zaha party

    3. Steinburg FC
      • 6 Years
      8 days, 7 hours ago

      Palace do have a decent record against them 🙂

    4. cjhewitt92
      • 6 Years
      8 days, 7 hours ago

      Zaha to grab a winner, seems to raise his game against them to prove them wrong for not giving him a chance

  30. Strchld
    • 4 Years
    8 days, 7 hours ago

    Which one is the best?

    A) Alli and Ings >> JRod and Martial -4
    B) Salah and Ings >> Bruno and Martial -4
    C) Salah and Alli >> Bruno and Rashford -4

    1. Chilli Heatwave
      • 2 Years
      8 days, 7 hours ago

      A

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

      A

    3. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 7 hours ago

      A

    4. Strchld
      • 4 Years
      8 days, 7 hours ago

      D could be Jrod over Greenwood