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Latest injury updates on Werner and Pulisic as James stars in Chelsea win

Brighton 1-3 Chelsea

  • Goals: Leandro Trossard (£6.0m) | Jorginho (£5.0m), Reece James (£5.0m), Kurt Zouma (£5.0m)
  • Assists: Tariq Lamptey (£4.5m) | Timo Werner (£9.5m), Jorginho, R James
  • Bonus Points: R James x3, Jorginho x2, Trossard x1

Nearly half of all Fantasy Premier League managers will hang on every word Frank Lampard says in his next press conference following a slight injury to Timo Werner (£9.5m) on Monday night.

The Chelsea forward, owned by 48% worldwide, sustained a dead leg in winning a penalty at the Amex Stadium. Even though he was able to finish the game, the knock reportedly restricted much of Werner’s movement during his Premier League debut.

However, that fact arguably holds encouragement for his owners, as the former RB Leipzig man was still Chelsea’s best attacking asset against Brighton despite those mitigating circumstances.

In a relatively unconvincing team performance, it was Werner’s pace and guile that asked the most questions of the Brighton defence. Even though Jorginho‘s (£5.0m) 22nd-minute pass was marginally overhit, Werner was still quick enough to chase it down and win the foul for the penalty.

It was this contact with Mathew Ryan (£4.5m) in the 23rd minute that restricted Werner for the rest of the match, but even carrying the knock, he still offered exciting penetrative runs. If he is fit and available for the Liverpool game, his owners may enjoy watching him operate against a defence with even more space behind it than Brighton offered.

“We saw (signs of how dangerous Werner can be). We know that. I love the way Timo pops up in different areas. He’s not a front-man who attaches to centre-backs so much. Sometimes he starts from a little bit deeper but when he goes, he goes. We saw that with the burst of pace (for the penalty).” – Frank Lampard

“Timo took a knock when he won the penalty so it’s more of a dead leg, we hope. I would like to think if it is a dead leg we have got a bit of time to get for him to get back (for the Liverpool game), and he obviously finished the game.” – Frank Lampard

“(The dead leg) was from the penalty. The knee of the goalkeeper hit me directly. It was hard and for the rest of the game, it hurts a lot. I (couldn’t) do some movements because of the muscle goes very hard. Of course, (I will be available for the Liverpool game). For games like this, you are always fit.” – Timo Werner

Injuries appear to already be the recurring theme for key Chelsea assets, as Christian Pulisic (£8.5m) missed out on the trip to Brighton, and currently boasts a yellow flag ahead of Gameweek 2. The American midfielder was originally in contention for Monday night, but Lampard revealed that he had suffered a setback in recovering from the fitness issues that troubled him at the end of Project Restart. Pulisic is, therefore, another player to listen out for in the next round of press conferences.

“Christian (Pulisic) was training with us last week but he had a little bit of discomfort a couple of days ago where he was trying to train with us and be in contention for today. He has had to just take a few steps back, so we’ll have to see.” – Frank Lampard

It was obvious that Chelsea missed the driving runs and shot-volume of Pulisic at the Amex Stadium and the absence of Hakim Ziyech (£8.0m) limited how much insightful creativity was on display.

As a result, there was criticism of Kai Havertz (£8.5m) and Ruben Loftus-Cheek (£6.0m) who were deployed on the right and middle of an attacking midfield trio behind Werner. The latter was especially poor in possession, too pensive on the ball and guilty of either taking too long to find a pass or simply lose the ball entirely.

Lampard has typically been a fan of 4-3-3 but, to some extent, his personnel shortages forced the switch to 4-2-3-1 on Monday, which struggled to offer much threat in the first hour or so. Perhaps when their key men are fit and available, things might be different.

“I don’t really want to pin us down to that one. We have the capabilities to play that way. We have maybe three or four players who would want to play number 10 for us but it won’t always be that simple. I want us to be adaptable and I think when you look at Kai, Reuben, Mason and Ross, we’ve got a lot of players. We’ve got Pulisic and Ziyech coming back. I have to work on that one. I want us to look fluid. It could be a 4-2-3-1 at times, and sometimes a 4-3-3. I want that movement within us. The players are still trying to work each other out a little bit. I thought today we weren’t as fluid as we could have been. We couldn’t find those passes between the lines. If we work on it, I want us to have a lot more movement up-front than we had today.” – Frank Lampard

It was this shoe-horning of Chelsea’s players into a slightly unfamiliar formation that stunted Havertz’s performance on Monday night.

The £8.5m man has already been sold by 45,000+ managers for Gameweek 2 off the back of a largely anonymous display, but some of his owners may be prepared to show slightly more patience.

It was clear that Havertz was not particularly comfortable on the right-hand side of midfield but it must also be remembered that he has only been training with Chelsea for roughly a week.

Furthermore, Havertz also produced some promising off-the-ball runs in the first half, the sort of thing that does not always get noticed by a cursive eye-test or in the statistics either.

In the opening exchanges, Werner found space down the right flank and squared a sweeping ball for Havertz, who was arriving in the six-yard box. The ball flashed past him by only a few inches, before the play was called back for offside, but seeing Havertz dash in like a centre-forward is certainly encouraging.

The former Bayer Leverkusen man made a similar run in the eighth minute before Mason Mount (£7.0m) tried to play him down the middle. The Englishman slightly overhit his pass, but had it been spot-on, Havertz would have been clean through in a one-on-one with Ryan.

Then after the goal, Werner found some space on the left-hand side this time and, while he was going up against Tariq Lamptey (£4.0m), Havertz made a promising untracked run into the box, which you can see below.

Source: Sky Sports Football’s YouTube Channel

As you can see, the midfielder was ghosting into the box largely unmarked, almost like we used to see with Lampard during his playing days. Had Werner elected to cut his shot back, Havertz would have been free to fire a first-time effort on goal from a central position. Runs such as the ones discussed here could prove fruitful against a Liverpool backline playing a higher defensive line on Sunday afternoon.

“I liked (Havertz against Brighton). It’s not a game where you come away and go ‘here are 10 vintage moments’ but I thought there were moments of real quality and calmness. It’s a big ask, there’s a lot on his shoulders for the sum. The fact that he’s young, coming to a different league. He plays the game at such a pace, in terms of his quality. I thought we saw a few glimpses of that. We also saw him sprint back 80 yards to make a defensive interception having given the ball away so everything I’ve seen about him in terms of his character was spot on. His quality is going to come through.” – Frank Lampard

While Kepa Arrizabalaga (£5.0m) continues to cause issues for Chelsea clean sheet potential, interest in their defenders is likely to increase in the coming days, especially once the Liverpool game is out of the way.

Reece James (£5.0m) put in an exceptional display going forward, netting a stunning goal from distance as he stepped into midfield from his right wing-back berth. His second-half corner helped the former Wigan loanee to an assist for Kurt Zouma‘s (£5.0m) deflected 66th-minute strike.

However, it will be interesting to see how often James will start at right-back for the remainder of the season. His start was partially influenced by an injury to Ben Chilwell (£5.5m) while Cesar Azpilicueta (£6.0m) was declared fit enough only for the bench. When both of those players are fully available and Chelsea get stuck into their European campaign, predicting which of their four full-backs will start each Premier League match may prove more difficult. Furthermore, when Ziyech is back on the team, he is likely to take corners away from James.

Meanwhile, even though it took some time for Brighton to get into the game, it was in the wider areas of defence that they had the most joy against Chelsea’s defence, which still has just one away clean sheet across the 2019/20 and 2020/21 campaigns.

After Steven Alzate (£4.5m) broke through the middle in the 34th minute and unleashed a powerful effort which Kepa batted away, Solly March (£5.0m) was completely unmarked in James’ zone, allowing him the time to line up a shot before it was blocked.

Immediately after half-time, the versatile left wing-back got all the way around the back of James, whipping a cross into the box that cannoned off Aaron Connolly (£5.5m) at the front post and into the side-netting.

Moments later Lamptey had the beating of Alonso, much as March had of James just before. The right wing-back, who continues to look promising as an FPL asset based on his advanced positioning, got into the box only to see his fierce shot blocked by Zouma.

“(Lamptey) was fun to watch. Such energy and enthusiasm for the game. He’s been like that since he came. He’s young and still has much to learn but his approach to football is refreshing.” – Graham Potter

However, Lamptey got a well-deserved assist in the 54th minute, when his pass to Leandro Trossard (£6.0m) found its way into the bottom corner, courtesy of a well-placed distance effort from the Belgian midfielder.

Four minutes later, Trossard’s cross from the right-hand side found an unmarked Lewis Dunk (£5.0m) at the back post. The centre-back made contact but managed to nod his effort wide when he really should have scored.

Generally speaking, Chelsea looked fragile to set-pieces once again at Brighton. That is perhaps no surprise, considering Norwich (12) were the only side to concede more goals from set-plays than Lampard’s men last season (10). Meanwhile, when Trossard’s goal went in, it meant Kepa had conceded nine of the last 13 shots on target Chelsea had faced. Combining those facts with how often Brighton’s wing-backs were able to carve out opportunities in wide areas on Monday night, bodes well for the likes of Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.5m), Andrew Robertson (£7.0m) and Virgil van Dijk (£6.5m) in Gameweek 2 – as well as Mohamed Salah (£12.0m) and Sadio Mané (£12.0m).

Meanwhile, there are also some encouragements for those invested in Callum Wilson (£6.5m) and Allan Saint-Maximin (£5.5m) for Gameweek 2, as Newcastle host Brighton on Sunday afternoon.

The Seagulls lost two key men to injury on Monday, Adam Lallana (£6.5m) forced off inside the first half, before centre-back Ben White (£4.5m) sustained a knock in the second.

“I’m not sure (about the injuries) yet, to be honest. We’ll have to wait. Hopefully, they’re not too bad but it’s too early for me to give you anything.” – Graham Potter

Brighton and Hove Albion XI (3-5-2): Ryan; Webster, Dunk, White (Groß 79′); March, Alzate (Jahanbakhsh 79′), Bissouma, Lallana (Connolly 45′), Lamptey; Trossard, Maupay.

Chelsea XI (4-2-3-1): Kepa; Alonso, Zouma, Christensen, R James; Jorginho (Azpilicueta 85′), Kanté; Mount, Loftus-Cheek (Barkley 61′), Havertz (Hudson-Odoi 80′); Werner.

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1,294 Comments Post a Comment
  1. subhojit123
    • 3 Years
    7 days, 20 hours ago

    Hey guys..which of these do you suggest -
    1. Pulisic -> Bruno
    2. Pulisic, nketiah -> martial, JamesRodriguez
    3. Nketiah -> DCL

    And why?

    1. Kloppcorn
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      7 days, 20 hours ago

      Keep pulisic, because he was boss at the end of last season and he should be back soon, if you started with him you might aswell stick for now

    2. zotter
      • 11 Years
      7 days, 20 hours ago

      3

    3. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      7 days, 19 hours ago

      3 - sense

    4. subhojit123
      • 3 Years
      7 days, 19 hours ago

      Thanks guys...so I guess 3 is based on United's fixture difficulty right?

      1. TheDragon
        • 2 Years
        7 days, 19 hours ago

        No it’s based on Nketiah being much worse than DCL and the fact that come GW3 chelsea have great fixtures and you’ll want Pulisic

        1. subhojit123
          • 3 Years
          7 days, 19 hours ago

          Yes...makes sense.thanks buddy

  2. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    7 days, 20 hours ago

    Taylor or Pieters first choice? Pieters did me beautifully last few GWs last season...

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      7 days, 20 hours ago

      Good to know you had fun with Peiters 😉

      Taylor is first choice LB

      1. Top Lad Dakes.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        7 days, 20 hours ago

        Oh he was an excellent punt the last 2 GWs haha.

        And ah right that’s a shame (and also interesting given Pieters played so well end of season)

        1. Amey
          • 1 Year
          7 days, 20 hours ago

          He played OOP on LW as half of Burnley squad was fooked towards the end of the season

          1. Top Lad Dakes.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            7 days, 20 hours ago

            Fair that’ll explain it lol. Cheers Amey. How’d you get on this week?

            1. Amey
              • 1 Year
              7 days, 19 hours ago

              73
              Have few duds though ... Looking forward to press for Pulisic news

  3. sirmorbach
    • 4 Years
    7 days, 20 hours ago

    Werner is likely to play, right? No need for a hit?

    1. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 days, 20 hours ago

      Surely should. Not worth a hit

      1. sirmorbach
        • 4 Years
        7 days, 19 hours ago

        Appreciate it, mate!

  4. Greenbackbøøg…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    7 days, 20 hours ago

    Do you guys think Bruno could be on the bench this week because of fitness?

    1. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 days, 20 hours ago

      Hope so

    2. Would Ed Woodward
      • 1 Year
      7 days, 20 hours ago

      lol, nope.

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

      He's breathing = Starts

    4. aircraft1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      7 days, 20 hours ago

      Yes. Highly likely

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

        ya think? kinda torn on taking a hit rn

    5. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      7 days, 19 hours ago

      No Ole doesn’t rotate

      He played Rashford with an actual broken back

      1. Would Ed Woodward
        • 1 Year
        7 days, 19 hours ago

        Plus we're awful without him.

        1. Amey
          • 1 Year
          7 days, 19 hours ago

          Keep that on low

  5. Joyce1998
    • 4 Years
    7 days, 20 hours ago

    A- werner, saiss, vvd
    or
    B- jimmy, james, taa

    1. zotter
      • 11 Years
      7 days, 20 hours ago

      B just.

    2. cravencottage
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      7 days, 20 hours ago

      A by a slight margin

  6. mental
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    7 days, 20 hours ago

    would you rather have
    A. Martial,soucek
    or
    B. wilson,greenwood

    1. zotter
      • 11 Years
      7 days, 20 hours ago

      B as long as Sancho doesn’t sign

      1. mental
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        7 days, 20 hours ago

        well let’s hope he won’t sign, amazing value in greenwood

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

    Haller goal, Yarmolenko assist

    Villa are 1-0 down too...

    1. Thomas Magnum
      • 5 Years
      7 days, 20 hours ago

      That’s his goal quota reached for the next few months now

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

    A) Alli + Havertz > Rashford + JRod -4
    B) Alli > JRod for free
    C) Alli + Havertz > Bruno + 5.5 -4
    D) Other

    MCCarthy
    TAA Shaw Davies
    Havertz Alli Auba Bowen
    Martial DCL Werner

    Burton, Justin (BUR) (Mitchell, 4.5)

    0.5 itb, 1 FT.

    1. zotter
      • 11 Years
      7 days, 20 hours ago

      B or Alli to greenwood

      1. ludaslol
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        7 days, 19 hours ago

        Not quite sure if Greenwood starts tho

  9. Oooof
    • 5 Years
    7 days, 20 hours ago

    Got 76 points this week thanks to Salah (c) - don’t want to waste an FT now.

    Not massively happy with the rest of the team and have no Brollywood cover for GW2.

    Planning for a ‘mini wildcard’ of three changes next week.

    Anyone else in this position?

  10. FPL Dancer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    7 days, 20 hours ago

    Why the best plan for Gameweek 2, might be to do NOTHING!!

    https://youtu.be/fH1oz5vt2pg

    1. Oooof
      • 5 Years
      7 days, 20 hours ago

      That’s my plan

  11. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    7 days, 20 hours ago

    A) Jamal Lewis
    B) Ayling
    C) Taylor/Pieters

    Most exciting option imo is A to replace Vinagre. However he probably has the trickiest immediate fixtures after this week. Thoughts?

    1. Chandler Bing
      • 4 Years
      7 days, 20 hours ago

      Depends on who rotates the best in your team. Safest pick is Taylor.

      1. Top Lad Dakes.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        7 days, 20 hours ago

        Would likely be a starter every week, or occasionally rotate with Mitchell assuming he keeps his spot

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

          Taylor for sure then. Wouldn't expect much in GW2 but it's definitely possible. After that, it's an excellent run for them.

          1. Top Lad Dakes.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            7 days, 19 hours ago

            Cheers fella. Maybe I’ll look at Toon again GW6/7

    2. Alexis Nonsense
      • 4 Years
      7 days, 20 hours ago

      Is Lewis exciting?

      How come?

      1. Top Lad Dakes.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        7 days, 20 hours ago

        Led the team in chances created, could’ve racked up a few assists but for better finishing (mentioned in FFS match report)

        Also should be nailed

  12. Chandler Bing
    • 4 Years
    7 days, 20 hours ago

    Which trio would you have long-term? KdB will be in both.

    A. Aguero, Salah and 6.0 mid (Looking at Klich/Harrison for now)
    B. Martial, Sterling, Zaha.

    1. zotter
      • 11 Years
      7 days, 20 hours ago

      C. Martial. Salah. Klich

      1. zotter
        • 11 Years
        7 days, 20 hours ago

        Or d. Martial. Salah. James

        1. Chandler Bing
          • 4 Years
          7 days, 20 hours ago

          Maybe I should've shown the whole team structure instead haha. James is in both too.

  13. DAZZ
    • 6 Years
    7 days, 20 hours ago

    Mccarthy
    TAA Doherty Justin
    Salah Auba Son ASM
    CWilson Werner Adams
    (Nyland, Taylor, Bissouma, Mitchell)

    Any suggestions here, or would you save the FT?

    1. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      7 days, 19 hours ago

      Depending how you feel about spurs it’s

      A) Save
      B) Doherty -> Shaw
      C) Son -> Greenwood
      D) Doherty -> 4.5, Son -> Fernandes -4

      1. DAZZ
        • 6 Years
        7 days, 19 hours ago

        feel it would be a bit kneejerk to dump Spurs after 1 game, especially given they're playing SOU and NEW

        1. TheDragon
          • 2 Years
          7 days, 19 hours ago

          I agree - I’d save

  14. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 3 Years
    7 days, 20 hours ago

    Shameless post:

    Somebody show me your best WC team so I can copy please?

  15. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    7 days, 20 hours ago

    Spurs moving to 3 ATB would confuse me greatly, the likes of Doherty, Reguilon, Son (!) would be very appealing

  16. Marc Jobling
    • 8 Years
    7 days, 20 hours ago

    This is probably a popular question tonight but:

    (a) Martial for Ings
    (b) Rashford for Son?

    (a) was always the plan but I feel like there are more attacking options, whereas there's very little between £5.5m and £9m

    1. decisions
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      7 days, 20 hours ago

      prefer b

    2. Saint Tim
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      7 days, 19 hours ago

      Agree, prefer b

  17. decisions
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    7 days, 20 hours ago

    -8 for the following a good or bad idea???

    Ali, Werner, Robertson > Bruno, Martial, Saiss

    exact money..

    1. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 days, 19 hours ago

      Bad idea friend.

      1. decisions
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        7 days, 19 hours ago

        haha... -8 is a bit much right..

  18. Mr. Mystic
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    7 days, 20 hours ago

    1FT Ings -> Martial no brainer?

    1. n-doggg
      • 8 Years
      7 days, 20 hours ago

      Yep.

    2. Croaker
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 days, 19 hours ago

      Yes

    3. Saint Tim
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      7 days, 19 hours ago

      Yes

  19. Will J 256
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    7 days, 20 hours ago

    How would you get United assets in for GW3?
    Ryan
    Trent, KWP, Davies
    Salah, Auba, Pulisic, James Rodriguez, ASM,
    Werner, Mitrovic

    Walton, C Taylor, Mitchell, Davis

    Have used my FT to do Alli to James Rodriguez!

    1. zotter
      • 11 Years
      7 days, 20 hours ago

      Either Pulisic to greenwood. Werner to martial. Or leave

    2. Saint Tim
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      7 days, 19 hours ago

      Wait a week and ditch Auba and/or Salah

  20. Crashjct
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    7 days, 20 hours ago

    Should I go Son to Willian or keep my transfer for next game week?

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      7 days, 20 hours ago

      Hold

    2. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      7 days, 19 hours ago

      You need to visit Knee jerkers anonymous

      1. Crashjct
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        7 days, 19 hours ago

        Thanks, I needed that. I’ll hold.

    3. Saint Tim
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      7 days, 19 hours ago

      Keep

  21. Camzy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    7 days, 19 hours ago

    That moment you've built your defensive rotation too strong that it makes it hard to justify a wildcard...

    Dier, KWP and Justin rotate:

    GW2 - sou BUR
    GW3 - NEW bur
    GW4 - WHU WBA
    GW5 - WHU AVL

    I wanted to get Wolves defense but this is making it very hard to justify. That rotation is so good.

    1. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      7 days, 19 hours ago

      Not sure Southampton are that great a rotation team. Their performances are so unpredictable if you're counting cs. Like Brighton they are open enough at the back and play so much front foot football that apparently good home games often need in conceded goals. Don't shut up shop when one ahead.

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        7 days, 19 hours ago

        Where were you when needed Ayling over KWP talk ?

    2. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 days, 19 hours ago

      Should be many clean sheets there

    3. PogBruno
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 days, 19 hours ago

      Will justin keep his place thus far ?

    4. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 days, 19 hours ago

      Dier and kwp unlikely to keep CS

  22. pingissimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    7 days, 19 hours ago

    West Ham piling on the goals - Haller must be made room for. Just the one season late for me but never mind :_)

    1. Dynamic Duos
      • 7 Years
      7 days, 19 hours ago

      2 up top?

    2. Amey
      • 1 Year
      7 days, 19 hours ago

      Wait for weekend hammers !
      Need a Soucek special

  23. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    7 days, 19 hours ago

    Is Taylor(bur LB) quite attacking?

    1. Would Ed Woodward
      • 1 Year
      7 days, 19 hours ago

      Nope but he's the best bet for cleansheets if Burnley carry on from where they finished last season.

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

      Nope

  24. Captain Vantastic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    7 days, 19 hours ago

    DCL to Haller for -8?

    1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 days, 19 hours ago

      Only for -12

    2. Saint Tim
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      7 days, 19 hours ago

      What?! Def not

  25. Giggs Boson
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    7 days, 19 hours ago

    Fraser goal, Almiron assist

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      7 days, 19 hours ago

      I'm already dreaming Wilson getting service from Ryan ASM and second balls from big Andy

      1. Top Lad Dakes.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        7 days, 19 hours ago

        Still makes me cry that I bottled Wilson JRod and reverted to Ings ASM on Saturday morning lol

  26. Saint Tim
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    7 days, 19 hours ago

    Thoughts on this lot please. Saka feels like the priority to address.

    Ryan
    TAA, Bavies, Justin
    Salah, Auba (C), Bruno (VC), Saka
    Timo, Adams, Mitro
    Bench: Steer, KWP, Bissouma, Mitchell

    A) Do nothing
    B) TAA + Saka -> Saiss + Greenwood + £0.5m
    C) Saka -> Podence, Neto, Doucoure or Jorginho

    1. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      7 days, 19 hours ago

      C - Doucoure

      Jorginho won’t be first choice

      1. Saint Tim
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        7 days, 19 hours ago

        He was captain last night...

    2. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 days, 19 hours ago

      Possibly A. Would say c but Podence v city

    3. Jordan.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      7 days, 19 hours ago

      C to klich

  27. Drip Doctor
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    7 days, 19 hours ago

    Best Dele Alli replacement upto 8.5m. Already have James. Or shall i just keep and aim for 2 FT GW3?

    1. Saint Tim
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      7 days, 19 hours ago

      Greenwood or Ziyech

    2. Amey
      • 1 Year
      7 days, 19 hours ago

      Don't throw stones at me.
      If fit, Pulisc is best 8.5 🙂

      1. Giggs Boson
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        7 days, 19 hours ago

        Oh I agree. He's been in my long-term plans from the start. I'm hoping he's going to be fit for my GW3 WC or I'm going to have to consider other options. Maybe Greenwood if he looks good against Palace or ... Havertz.

        I'm not sure what Alli owners should do this week, it's a tough situation. You could punt on Rodriguez, but it ultimately depends on your long-term strategy, if you have one.

    3. Oooof
      • 5 Years
      7 days, 19 hours ago

      Save and Rave

    4. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 days, 19 hours ago

      Keep in your case fella. I’m hoping he does better too and could replace him up to 8.5 as well (though don’t have James sadly, and also would be for a hit as Vinagre needs to go)

  28. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    7 days, 19 hours ago

    Jamal Lewis (NEW) could actually rotate quite well with Mitchell (CRY) - assuming the latter keeps his place for now ofc.

    The pendulum swings back to him over Taylor...

  29. Oooof
    • 5 Years
    7 days, 19 hours ago

    As robot ‘Johnny Five’ said in the 80’s classic Hollywood film ‘Short Circuit’, “Need more input!”

    Does anyone else feel that we need more information before we can start using transfers and wildcards willy nilly?

    I need to know more!

    1. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 days, 19 hours ago

      Depends how much fun you want!

      1. Oooof
        • 5 Years
        7 days, 19 hours ago

        Haha!

    2. Giggs Boson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      7 days, 19 hours ago

      I loved that film as a kid! 🙂

      Yeah, I agree. I love an early WC, but GW2 always feels a bit blind, GW3+ works best for me. You can then see a string of two games and get a feel for the teams and the lineups a bit better.

      But there are some things that we do know. We know that players like Salah, Mane, Sterling, KDB, Aubameyang, Bruno are going to be among the highest scorers in the game. We also know what their fixtures are. So there are many things we can plan already, at least the skeleton of a plan anyway... The minor pieces surrounded that can be adapted as we go along.

  30. Amey
    • 1 Year
    7 days, 19 hours ago

    New article to post RMT'S guys