Scout Notes

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. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    8 days, 12 hours ago

    The best thing about people getting in martial this week is that they won't have a sensible transfer option to bring in Aguero for gw3

    1. Nightcrawler
      • 1 Year
      8 days, 12 hours ago

      Best thing about people getting aguero is they wont have funds to fit kdb bruno TAA Salah in

      1. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        8 days, 12 hours ago

        You're right I'm ditching bruno

    2. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      8 days, 12 hours ago

      Do you think City are key for GW3 (Leicester)

      I’m seriously considering getting Pulisic for GW3 and waiting Until GW4 for KDB

    3. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 12 hours ago

      The best thing about it is that you are jealous

      1. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        8 days, 12 hours ago

        If I wanted to I could have martial very easily this week

    4. Baines on Toast...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      8 days, 12 hours ago

      Apart from his first ever game in English football, when has Aguero ever hit the ground running? He's not someone who's going to come back from injury and score a hattrick.

      And I don't even think he's on penalties anymore 😉

      1. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        8 days, 12 hours ago

        He did exactly that vs Villa last year lmao

      2. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        8 days, 12 hours ago

        Lol last year...

    5. Amey
      • 1 Year
      8 days, 12 hours ago

      The best thing is i have Martial already 😉

    6. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
      • 5 Years
      8 days, 12 hours ago

      The best things in life are free - Luther Vandross

      1. Takin the Schmeichel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        8 days, 12 hours ago

        And Janet.

    7. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 4 Years
      8 days, 12 hours ago

      Getting KDB GW3. Will then assess both Kane and Aguero starting GW4 and make a decision.

    8. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 11 hours ago

      Meh - can't have 'em all 😉

    9. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      8 days, 11 hours ago

      You want a 32 year old nearing the end of his career, you go for it

      1. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        8 days, 11 hours ago

        Younger than Vardy lol

    10. Warby84
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 days, 11 hours ago

      Think sterling will have a great season this year, rather him over Aguero

    11. Utopsis
      8 days, 11 hours ago

      I'm going to try staying away from Kun this year, probably the most frustrating City asset you could own - he either scores 4 goals randomly against any opposition, or comes on off the bench for 1 point.

      Jesus also came into his own last year so I fully expect him to get more gametime.

  2. Tinmen
    • 7 Years
    8 days, 12 hours ago

    Folks, had a terrible start and need help with this one please

    Son and Nketiah to

    A) Bruno and Brewster
    B) JamesR/Greenwood and DCL
    C) 6mil(dunno who) and Martial

    1. Tinkermania
      • 1 Year
      8 days, 12 hours ago

      Problem with a reaction like that after just one week is that there is a good chance Son and Nketiah could haul nicely this week more than your new options.

    2. Pukki Party
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 12 hours ago

      I have both too, thinking Werner and Soucek. Will probably keep and asses one more week.

      1. Tinmen
        • 7 Years
        8 days, 12 hours ago

        Nketiah has to go.
        I have Werner but have no United or Everton

        1. Pukki Party
          • 3 Years
          8 days, 11 hours ago

          I have Richarlison, Pulisic and Greenwood. Will see if Pulisic fit etc. but can play Mitchell over Nketiah this week and wait.

    3. Alonso The Great Midfielder
      • 8 Years
      8 days, 11 hours ago

      c and can punt on leeds midfielder

  3. unitednations
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    8 days, 12 hours ago

    Best combo here for next few weeks

    A: Bruno + Adams
    B: Son + DCL
    C: JRod + Martial
    D: Rashford + DCL

    1. FPL ElasticO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 days, 12 hours ago

      A & D

    2. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 4 Years
      8 days, 12 hours ago

      C

    3. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 11 hours ago

      C

    4. tm370
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 days, 11 hours ago

      C

  4. FPL ElasticO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    8 days, 12 hours ago

    Guys need some opinion about these transfers??

    A. Bruno & Coleman
    B. Rashford & Digne

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      8 days, 12 hours ago

      Classic 😀
      A

    2. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 12 hours ago

      A

    3. Pukki Party
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 12 hours ago

      B

    4. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 4 Years
      8 days, 12 hours ago

      B

    5. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      8 days, 11 hours ago

      B

    6. Utopsis
      8 days, 11 hours ago

      A

  5. Jon Walter's Hatty
    • 6 Years
    8 days, 12 hours ago

    Planned to have Martial and a Chelsea mid rather than Werner and a United mid, but the Chelsea mid list has bitten the dust for now...Werner stays.

    1. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      8 days, 12 hours ago

      TAA, Salah, Auba, Son, Werner, Martial is the heart of my team

      GW3: Auba -> Pulisic
      GW4: Son -> KDB

      Chaaaaaarrrgggeeee

      1. Jon Walter's Hatty
        • 6 Years
        8 days, 12 hours ago

        Depends on Puli...starting to be an injury doubt on a regular basis

  6. TheDragon
    • 2 Years
    8 days, 12 hours ago

    Bissouma

    Desperate times but does he have any attacking threat?

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      8 days, 12 hours ago

      Yup

    2. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
      • 5 Years
      8 days, 12 hours ago

      A little, but you can never expect many returns for a 4.5

      1. TheDragon
        • 2 Years
        8 days, 12 hours ago

        I’ve got to play him, KWP or Mitchell this week :/

        1. Jon Walter's Hatty
          • 6 Years
          8 days, 12 hours ago

          KWP for me...Spurs will be even more dead from their Bulgaria trip

        2. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
          • 5 Years
          8 days, 12 hours ago

          KWP and Bissouma about 50/50 I reckon

          1. TheDragon
            • 2 Years
            8 days, 12 hours ago

            It doesn’t help I’ve got McCarthy, Davies and Son

            Awkward week.

            Given that still think it’s 50/50?

            1. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
              • 5 Years
              8 days, 11 hours ago

              A lot of eggs in one game, but still go with your gut.

    3. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 days, 12 hours ago

      He gets into some positions but has very little attacking ability

    4. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 4 Years
      8 days, 12 hours ago

      I am playing him this week. The other option I have is Mitchell.

  7. Klopp it
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    8 days, 12 hours ago

    Be brutle honest, how does this wildcard look?

    Martinez
    Digne, ayling, Justin, Gabriel
    Asm, Salah, Abumayang, fernandes
    Werner, martial

    Bench, nyland, Bissouma, Mitchell, brewster

    1. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      8 days, 12 hours ago

      The defence looks very point chasing (ie no TAA)

      After GW2, you don’t want a arsenal defender

      Front 6 looks great

    2. Original Pirate Material
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 days, 12 hours ago

      You just got to have a Liverpool defender mate. Get rid of ASM.

    3. Just For Kicks
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 days, 12 hours ago

      Drop Abumayang for DeBruyne and upgrade a forward. IMO

    4. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
      • 5 Years
      8 days, 12 hours ago

      Awkward GW to WC

      1. Klopp it
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        8 days, 12 hours ago

        Is Jeff hendrick a good pick?

  8. Nightcrawler
    • 1 Year
    8 days, 12 hours ago

    Was hendricks just as advanced for burnley as he was on saturday?

    His burnley stats are poor but looked dangerous vs brighton

    1. Nightcrawler
      • 1 Year
      8 days, 12 hours ago

      Vs whu*

  9. Original Pirate Material
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    8 days, 12 hours ago

    Which option:

    A. Mane and Werner/Ings out Bruno and Martial in (means keeping Alli)
    B. Alli and Werner out Bruno and DCL in.

    I'm likely to WC in GW3 anyway so this is essentially a 1 week punt.

  10. Fero1905
    • 1 Year
    8 days, 12 hours ago

    This Team
    Mccarthy Steer
    TAA Davies Coady Ayling Ferguson
    Salah Auba Zaha Asm Bissouma
    Werner Martial Mitrovic

    To that team?

    Mccarthy Steer
    VVD Saiss Justin Mitchell Ayling
    Salah Auba Bruno Klich Bissouma
    Wilson DCL Martial

  11. Espanyolie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    8 days, 12 hours ago

    Who would you rather drop for Martial? Kane or Ings ? Considering they’re playing each other, you just know the one you drop will haul this weekend and the other will blank

    1. Original Pirate Material
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 days, 12 hours ago

      Ings

    2. Pukki Party
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 12 hours ago

      Kane

    3. Tinkermania
      • 1 Year
      8 days, 12 hours ago

      Kane, all day. Can't see Spurs getting a penalty.

      1. Espanyolie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        8 days, 11 hours ago

        Thanks all.. I really find it a coinflip choice. Bonus of dropping Kane is that it does free up funds to upgrade my way too light defense...

    4. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 days, 11 hours ago

      Wait and see

  12. greggles
    • 10 Years
    8 days, 12 hours ago

    Pretty disappointing start (59 pts with 15 on the bench). Any thoughts as to what to do with this bunch?

    1 FT, 0.0 ITB

    McCarthy
    Justin / TAA / Mitchell / Davies / Holding
    Salah / Aubameyang / Son / Soucek / ASM
    Ings / Werner / Brewster

    1. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      8 days, 12 hours ago

      How did you manage that? Team looks great

      Having left nothing in the bank though I think you should just save FT and captain Auba

      1. greggles
        • 10 Years
        8 days, 11 hours ago

        Benched Justin and Mitchell, and captained Aubameyang over Salah.

        Thanks for the feedback. I feel reassured!

        1. TheDragon
          • 2 Years
          8 days, 11 hours ago

          My team is all but identical and I got 74 playing Justin and captain salah. If you’d scored 74 would you still be worried about the team?

          I left 0.5 ITB though so going Ings to Martial this week

          1. greggles
            • 10 Years
            8 days, 11 hours ago

            I would be very happy with 74! Should have left something in the bank for sure, but I suppose I’ll just ride out GW2 and hope for the best. Thanks.

    2. Original Pirate Material
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 days, 12 hours ago

      59 points isn't disappointing mate.

      1. greggles
        • 10 Years
        8 days, 11 hours ago

        Ok I feel a little better now. I can’t face another bad season

  13. Don Kloppeone
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    8 days, 12 hours ago

    Bottomed. Which looks best?

    A) Ings > Martial (FT)
    B) Havertz, Ings > Bruno, DCL (-4)
    C) Havertz, Ings > Martial, JRod (-4) + 1.0itb

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

    Whilst A was my original plan, I feel like Havertz may be a 'buy back later' FPL option - he looked like he needs time to find his place in the system and start firing on all cylinders. At that price point, the options are good and could be more fruitful to drop temporarily.

    Cheers!

  14. xHaTr
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    8 days, 12 hours ago

    Bruno and DCL look to be going up tonight. Think Im going to pull the trigger on this -4

    Ings and Son --> Bruno and DCL

    1. Original Pirate Material
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 days, 12 hours ago

      Like it mate.

      1. xHaTr
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        8 days, 12 hours ago

        Thanks!

    2. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      8 days, 12 hours ago

      Son is going to get a big haul this week - you heard it here first

      Son had great fixtures and is proven

      1. xHaTr
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        8 days, 12 hours ago

        And plays for a team in woeful attacking form and plays far too wide and plays on Thursday evening in Bulgaria

        1. TheDragon
          • 2 Years
          8 days, 11 hours ago

          Woeful attacking form - sample size of 1 game

          How do you know he will play in Bulgaria?

          1. xHaTr
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            8 days, 11 hours ago

            Its moves like keeping hold of Son that limit lesser managers

            1. TheDragon
              • 2 Years
              8 days, 11 hours ago

              I’ve got a decent chunk of top 10k finishes so you go your way and I’ll go mine.

              That’s the beauty of this game.
              Good luck 🙂

      2. tm370
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        8 days, 11 hours ago

        Why say stuff like he will get a big haul, when he most probably wont? Spurs were poor against Everton, and he was only better than average. Spurs lost to Southampton last season. He might score, but I dont see Spurs hitting 3 or 4 goals.

        1. TheDragon
          • 2 Years
          8 days, 11 hours ago

          Because I think he will

          Feel free to sell him 🙂

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

      Not for me both Ings and Son have great fixtures and should come good.. DCL pretty anonymous bar the goal

  15. Fero1905
    • 1 Year
    8 days, 12 hours ago

    Captain martial over Auba?

    1. Original Pirate Material
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 days, 12 hours ago

      I am

    2. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      8 days, 12 hours ago

      Nope

    3. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      8 days, 11 hours ago

      No chance even as a United fan

  16. Atimis
    • 4 Years
    8 days, 12 hours ago

    Considering that Spurs play still the same football under Jose, is there a point in keeping Son?

    1. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      8 days, 12 hours ago

      Got to given him GW2 and GW3 with the fixtures surely

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

      Patience padre

    3. xHaTr
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 days, 11 hours ago

      Id be willing to bet Bruno outscores him by more than 4 pts this week

  17. abaalan
    • 4 Years
    8 days, 12 hours ago

    Do i give Spurs assets another week...or?
    A. Kane -> martial (+ 1.5)
    B. Son -> Rashford
    C. Kane -> Aguero

  18. StayoutheSpiceZone
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    8 days, 12 hours ago

    Going with these boys into the weekend:

    Gtg or anything pressing?

    Ramsdale
    TAA Robbo Ayling Bertrand
    Salah Auba (c) Rashford ASM
    Richarlison Adams

    Steer, Soucek, Davis, Ferguson

    1. Alonso The Great Midfielder
      • 8 Years
      8 days, 11 hours ago

      Most rmt here have aylingon their team. Are he is more attacking defender than dallas? Im.still debating to bring whom..

      1. Hiroku
        8 days, 11 hours ago

        I just think he was more nailed at the start of the season since Dallas has competition from Alioski. In reality they should both be starting every week.

  19. Pep Roulette
    • 2 Years
    8 days, 12 hours ago

    People getting Aguero! Talk me into it!

    1. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 days, 11 hours ago

      If he gets 20-30 against Wolves he is 99% certain to start against Leicester and that's hat-trick material

      1. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        8 days, 11 hours ago

        Last time I capped him against Leicester he scored 4 goals 🙂

    2. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      8 days, 11 hours ago

      Aggguuuueeeerrrrroooooooooo

      There is no better feeling in FPL and you know it

    3. Pep Roulette
      • 2 Years
      8 days, 10 hours ago

      Cheers everyone

  20. Better luck next year
    • 1 Year
    8 days, 11 hours ago

    Best cap for GW2?

    A. Auba
    B. Bruno
    C. Martial
    D. Other?

    1. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
      • 5 Years
      8 days, 11 hours ago

      Auba on paper I think, but captaincy should always be personal choice.

    2. AuFeld
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 days, 11 hours ago

      A. PEA.

      I was just looking into the recent results between MUN and Crystal Palace. Recently, Manchester United has a record of struggling at home vs Crystal Palace.

  21. Jon Walter's Hatty
    • 6 Years
    8 days, 11 hours ago

    Might give Rashford a go for a few games just to see if he is off that left wing more. If he looks good as a mid he would be a very useful differential.

  22. MoSalalalalalalalalah
    • 2 Years
    8 days, 11 hours ago

    Torrid start. 54 points. Terrible decision not to put in Salah. Please help me out fellas. Thank you!

    0.5 ITB

    A) Ings > Martial
    B) WC
    C) A suggestion

    Ramsdale
    TAA | Saiss | KWP
    Diangana | ASM | Auba | Mane
    DCL | Ings | Werner

    GK: Steer | Davies | Bissouma | Ferguson

    1. tm370
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 days, 11 hours ago

      Imo, a -4 or -8 is better than a WC. Your team isnt bad.

      1. MoSalalalalalalalalah
        • 2 Years
        8 days, 11 hours ago

        Thanks may take a 4 point hit and bring in Martial and someone else

  23. Tinmen
    • 7 Years
    8 days, 11 hours ago

    Which team is better folks?

    A)
    McCarthy
    Trent James Taylor Dier
    Bruno Salah Aubameyang JWP
    Werner Wilson
    Button Bissouma Brewster Mitchell

    B)
    McCarthy
    Trent James Dier
    Salah Aubameyang JWP JRod
    DCL Werner Wilson
    Button Taylor Bissouma Mitchell

  24. Chandler Bing
    • 4 Years
    8 days, 11 hours ago

    Is Newcastle defense better now or were West Ham just extremely poor?

    Trying to find a cheap rotation pair.

    1. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      8 days, 11 hours ago

      End of last season they were missing a fair few players in defence... now with a full strength side I’m having a bit of faith. Have Lewis rotating with Taylor

  25. Klopp it
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    8 days, 11 hours ago

    Is jwp a good idea on wildcard?

    1. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      8 days, 11 hours ago

      Theres plenty better options at 5.5... Klich, podence for instance

  26. BrutalLogiC
    • 5 Years
    8 days, 11 hours ago

    Mane, Puli, vinagre - who to ditch?
    Got no manu/city, got auba ings Werner TAA

    1. Alonso The Great Midfielder
      • 8 Years
      8 days, 11 hours ago

      vinagre ofcourse and hoping pulisic is fit

    2. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 4 Years
      8 days, 11 hours ago

      Vinagre if Puli is fit. Puli otherwise, to enable a United asset.

  27. Shark Team
    • 3 Years
    8 days, 11 hours ago

    A Wiseman once said:
    Never reply when you are angry
    Never make a promise when you are happy
    Never make a desicion when you are sad!

    Best advice for all of us who started the season slowly...

    1. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      8 days, 11 hours ago

      Not many wise men play fpl based on the comments section 😉

  28. Sloane426
    • 1 Year
    8 days, 11 hours ago

    Ings to Martial or hold transfer?

    1. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      8 days, 11 hours ago

      For free yes

  29. Pukki Blinders
    • 1 Year
    8 days, 11 hours ago

    Best option? Want a hit to remove Antonio and bring in a united asset... but how?

    A) Salah + Antonio -> Bruno + Jimi
    B) Havertz + Antonio -> 7.0 mid + Martial

    1. Jordan.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      8 days, 11 hours ago

      B barnes

  30. Ribus
    • 7 Years
    8 days, 11 hours ago

    For United cover, do you prefer:
    A) Martial
    B) Bruno

    Thanks

    1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 4 Years
      8 days, 11 hours ago

      Depends on your team. I for example have Ings, Salah and Auba. I prefer Martial as out of those three I would be happy to move Ings out first.