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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. The Train Driver
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    7 days, 22 hours ago

    So hard to predict the AV 4.0 keeper..

    1. Chandler Bing
      • 4 Years
      7 days, 22 hours ago

      Don't need to. They already signed Martinez.

    2. Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      7 days, 22 hours ago

      Martinez will start GW2

    3. Amey
      • 1 Year
      7 days, 22 hours ago

      Steer away

    4. Little Red Lacazette
      • 3 Years
      7 days, 22 hours ago

      Martínez?

    5. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 days, 22 hours ago

      Martinez with Steer on bench until Heston returns

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        7 days, 22 hours ago

        Bloomin’ autocorrect

    6. Indpush
      • 2 Years
      7 days, 22 hours ago

      Nyland starting in Cup game now while Steer on bench. Doubt this helps though

  2. Thomas Magnum
    • 5 Years
    7 days, 22 hours ago

    Is Justin worth bringing in? presuming he will lose his spot to Periera in a few weeks and in one of the upcoming games Leicester have City so we’ll all bench him anyways. Is he not just an inevitable transfer out, or do we have faith he can keep his spot going forward

    1. jomikijiq
      • 5 Years
      7 days, 22 hours ago

      Was a good pick to start with, wouldn't use a transfer on him right now

    2. Ghost Ship
      • 10 Years
      7 days, 22 hours ago

      Leicester full back for 4.5 is a great deal. Rogers said pereira is an number of weeks away,’ which could mean anything. I’m happy enough with him for now at that price.

    3. fussballstadion
      • 5 Years
      7 days, 21 hours ago

      He was a great shout initially. If you really don't have any more pressing issues then sure, but I'm not fussed about getting him in now.

  3. Zola
    • 11 Years
    7 days, 22 hours ago

    I'm needing to get Saka out (yeah, what was I thinking) but as I don't fancy the other options at 5.5, thinking of sacrificing Kane too for a - 4. What looks best:

    A) JRod and Jimenez
    B) Barnes and Martial
    C) Bruno and Bamford

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

      Get Klich from Leeds. Some goodish fixtures there. He's nailed. Leeds will attack and attack and decent chance he's on pens.

      Leave Kane be this week

    2. Easy Cheesy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      7 days, 22 hours ago

      All of those look better based on 90 mins of info. However, I have both as I thought saka could be great value (but cheap enough that it isn’t a pain if he doesn’t start every game) and Kane could score 20 goals. If you did the same are you sure you were so wrong?

      1. Zola
        • 11 Years
        7 days, 22 hours ago

        You could both be spot on, hits were my downfall last season. Kane's GW3 does looks great as well.

        Will take a closer look at Klich/Harrison as a potential straight swap. Cheers both

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

          Kane also equals Kun of course 🙂

    3. Jordan.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      7 days, 22 hours ago

      he wasnt that bad a pick i had him too lacazette scuppered him ,who would have thought,no hits klich is a sound exchange

  4. Pickle juice
    • 4 Years
    7 days, 22 hours ago

    Does anyone know if there will be any price changes tonight ?
    If so......who ?

    1. Little Red Lacazette
      • 3 Years
      7 days, 22 hours ago

      http://www.fplstatistics.co.uk/

      Looks like KDB, Bruno and Gabriel will rise tonight.

      1. Pickle juice
        • 4 Years
        7 days, 22 hours ago

        Cheers......ahhhhh not good

      2. TheBrazilianRonaldo
        • 1 Year
        7 days, 22 hours ago

        It’s ridiculous. So many play the game now not to win but whimsically. It is what it is market dynamics, but it’s daft

  5. moffnseath
    • 1 Year
    7 days, 22 hours ago

    Alli > Jrod or Greenwood?

    1. The Sarjeant
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      7 days, 22 hours ago

      I’ve transferred him out for Rodriguez.

    2. fussballstadion
      • 5 Years
      7 days, 21 hours ago

      Greenwood not assured of starts. Jrod though for sure!

  6. ElliotJHP
    • 8 Years
    7 days, 22 hours ago

    Alot of football to be played just for a Torres brace to seal another City League Cup win

  7. Inazuma X1
    • 3 Years
    7 days, 22 hours ago

    If you had to pick one:

    1. Salah v CHE (A)
    2. KDB v WOL (A)

    1. Little Red Lacazette
      • 3 Years
      7 days, 22 hours ago

      1

    2. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      7 days, 22 hours ago

      1 by far

    3. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      7 days, 22 hours ago

      1.

    4. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 days, 22 hours ago

      Salah scored something like 4 goals away last season. Could be different this season.
      50/50 call for me

    5. Carefree Crew
      • 2 Years
      7 days, 22 hours ago

      1 week Salah.

      Over the next 4 GWs I think KDB will out score him.

      He's £0.5m less & depends what else you can do with that money. Protect you from price rises, upgrade another player, etc.

      KDB got more points than Salah last year. Salah has digressed YOY. Liverpool won't do quite as well this year IMO.

      1. Seanigula
        • 11 Years
        7 days, 22 hours ago

        So, you’re scared because you don’t have Salah?

    6. Carefree Crew
      • 2 Years
      7 days, 21 hours ago

      Not at all. Ive already transferred Salah & Son out for KDB & Fernandes.

      Look at Salah record versus chels, ARSE, ever.

      Look at his away record in general, not sure if 4 goals away all season is accurate but compared to his form at home to lower half teams it's night & day.

      At £12m I don't think his expected points return is value, not with all the other options.

      I'll be getting him back in when the fixtures turn & his price has gone down due to low points return & mass exodus. 🙂

    7. Carefree Crew
      • 2 Years
      7 days, 21 hours ago

      In addition how many times will you Captain Salah over the next 4GWs?

    8. Alexis Nonsense
      • 4 Years
      7 days, 21 hours ago

      Wolves are a tougher opposition than Chelsea by a mile, Chelsea looked vulnerable out wide, with Lamptey and March making them problems, and they have Kepa in goal

      Salah for me

  8. The Sarjeant
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    7 days, 22 hours ago

    Had a decent week. Already done Alli to Rodriguez. Very happy with my team. Just need to decide whether to play KWP or Coady. Leaning towards KWP.

    1. Gazza2000
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      7 days, 22 hours ago

      KWP, think Southampton can keep a clean sheet against Spurs

      1. The Sarjeant
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        7 days, 22 hours ago

        Thanks!

    2. denial
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      7 days, 22 hours ago

      Do you have any Utd or City players in? I've made same transfer. Probably going to sit tight on any hits.

      1. The Sarjeant
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        7 days, 22 hours ago

        I’m not getting any United players in. Aubameyang to KDB next week. Maaaybe Sterling...

    3. fussballstadion
      • 5 Years
      7 days, 21 hours ago

      I would play KWP. I'm not expecting a CS but seems more likely than Wolves.

  9. Drip Doctor
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    7 days, 22 hours ago

    Remove Werners flag. He said he's fine. I want my Martial differential.

  10. Drip Doctor
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    7 days, 22 hours ago

    Spurs heading towards a 5 at the back with Son and Kane upfront?

    1. jomikijiq
      • 5 Years
      7 days, 22 hours ago

      look like it, Reguilon can't play the current Davies role

  11. dshv
    • 3 Years
    7 days, 22 hours ago

    Play taylor or soucek ?

    1. Gazza2000
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      7 days, 22 hours ago

      Soucek

    2. LewanGOALski
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      7 days, 22 hours ago

      same dilemma and on Soucek atm

  12. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    7 days, 22 hours ago

    This is not my team, just playing with the idea of a team with as many pen takers as possible. 7 in this one if Hames or Digne is on pens for Everton.

    4.5 4.0
    Digne Shaw James Saiss Ferguson
    Salah KDB Bruno Hames Klich
    Jimenez Wood Brewster

    1. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      7 days, 21 hours ago

      I think if either of those is proven to be on pens then their ownership will shoot up.

  13. PogBruno
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    7 days, 22 hours ago

    Bruno vs Martial - which combo would you prefer

    A) Bruno, DCL, Davies/Shaw
    B) Martial, JRod, Doherty/Laporte

    1. Drip Doctor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      7 days, 22 hours ago

      A

    2. The Sarjeant
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      7 days, 22 hours ago

      B.

      1. The Sarjeant
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        7 days, 22 hours ago

        With Laporte.

    3. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 days, 22 hours ago

      B

  14. Will J 256
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    7 days, 22 hours ago

    How would you get this team in better shape for GW2? 0.0 ITB.

    Ryan
    Trent, KWP, Davies
    Salah, Auba, Pulisic, Alli, ASM,
    Werner, Mitrovic

    Walton, C Taylor, Davis, Mitchell

    1. The Sarjeant
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      7 days, 22 hours ago

      Seems alright. I’ve done Alli to Rodriguez though.

  15. Mweene
    • 6 Years
    7 days, 22 hours ago

    Lots of panic and -4 going on in here by the looks of things.

    Because of the prices rises?

    1. Jordan.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      7 days, 22 hours ago

      yep made my move ,saka plummeting to klich

    2. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 days, 22 hours ago

      Yes

    3. Thomas Magnum
      • 5 Years
      7 days, 22 hours ago

      Yep, gonna have to lay off one of my two 4.5 defender’s before they drop in price

  16. Gazza2000
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    7 days, 22 hours ago

    Have 0.5 ITB for Ings to Martial but also Pulisic to worry about.

    Would you pull the trigger tonight to avoid the price rise and take Puli out for a hit if he is still a doubt for the weekend?

    1. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      7 days, 22 hours ago

      If you really want Martial then you bring him in today.

    2. Seanigula
      • 11 Years
      7 days, 22 hours ago

      It doesn’t sound like Pulisic is going to start

  17. diesel001
    • 3 Years
    7 days, 22 hours ago

    Spurs in for Reguilon.

    Wonder if Mourinho wants to switch to three at the back hence getting Doherty and Reguilon in for their attacking threat.

    1. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      7 days, 22 hours ago

      Ooo son could finally be back as an option

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        7 days, 22 hours ago

        Mate, he is a great option. He was further than Kane most of the time last game. It was just that he did not score otherwise he'd been a wagon by now

        1. Trophé Mourinho
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          7 days, 22 hours ago

          Agree, Son in my WC, especially given every 1 ditching him. Only Spurs player you can really trust is Son
          Their defence should be ok, but idk if I want to commit to it

    2. Amey
      • 1 Year
      7 days, 22 hours ago

      Yeah .. look's like it.
      They lack #10 too. 532 cam sort that issue completely

  18. Silent Friend
    • 9 Years
    7 days, 22 hours ago

    Best 4.5m def for WC team please

    DEF: Digne Saiss Lamptey Gabriel ______

    1. Dynamic Duos
      • 7 Years
      7 days, 22 hours ago

      Lewis, but where is Trent?

      1. Silent Friend
        • 9 Years
        7 days, 22 hours ago

        Will get him later when they keep CS again

    2. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      7 days, 22 hours ago

      Just get a 4.0 for that last slot.

      My ideal WC defense is Robertson Saiss Marcal James 4.0

      1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        7 days, 22 hours ago

        No Everton?

        1. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          7 days, 22 hours ago

          Nope. Not convinced Digne is worth the extra. Think he's a 5.5m defender not a 6.0m. JamesR eats into a bunch of set pieces.

          1. Silent Friend
            • 9 Years
            7 days, 22 hours ago

            but he will be rotated with Azpil

            1. Camzy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              7 days, 22 hours ago

              *James Rodriguez haha. We're talking about Everton.

          2. Trophé Mourinho
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            7 days, 22 hours ago

            Dignes a decent punt, its him or Doherty really isnt it.

          3. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            7 days, 22 hours ago

            Everton has better Defence than Chelsea and Digne is nailed.

      2. Silent Friend
        • 9 Years
        7 days, 22 hours ago

        double Wolves??

        1. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          7 days, 22 hours ago

          100%. Look at these fixtures:

          whu FUL lee NEW CRY lei SOU

          Tell me that's not 6+ clean sheets...

          1. Silent Friend
            • 9 Years
            7 days, 22 hours ago

            nice I can see 7 CS there...

          2. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            7 days, 22 hours ago

            4 sounds more realistic

            1. Camzy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              7 days, 22 hours ago

              I'd be ecstatic with 4/7. I'd be getting 12 points from both defenders + whatever attacking returns they have as well.

          3. Trophé Mourinho
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            7 days, 22 hours ago

            6 cs is very optimistic
            The worst teams there are Newcastle and Palace, both could actually score.

            Wolves are more likely to win 6, then get 6 cs. A win isnt always a CS 😀

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

              Hyperbole.

              But still, come on. You have to admit those fixtures are really, really good!

      3. Silent Friend
        • 9 Years
        7 days, 22 hours ago

        Playing 4-4-2 so I like 4.5 for that spot

  19. Offside Trapattoni
    • 4 Years
    7 days, 22 hours ago

    Just realized I had 9 of the 11 Scout picks for GW1, ended up with 75pts due to C Auba and not Salah. Triple SOU has put me in a bind though, and the sooner I move for KDB and Bruno the better:

    McCarthy
    TAA Digne Saiss Justin
    Salah KDB Bruno Klich or Harrison
    Martial DCL 4.5

    Nyland Mitchell Soucek 4.5 striker

    Last year I used WC GW 3, so not ideal but finally feel content with this.

  20. LewanGOALski
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    7 days, 22 hours ago

    WC in GW3/4 is getting more & more tempting...

    1. Pep Roulette
      • 2 Years
      7 days, 22 hours ago

      Why so?

  21. Trophé Mourinho
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    7 days, 22 hours ago

    Best 4.5 midfielder?
    Bissouma? Elneny? I thought Eleny looked ok the other day, will he start?

    1. Pep Roulette
      • 2 Years
      7 days, 22 hours ago

      Bissouma. Safe option.

  22. Pep Roulette
    • 2 Years
    7 days, 22 hours ago

    Alli & Havertz to Harrison/Podence & Bruno for -4?

    1. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      7 days, 22 hours ago

      I don't really want to pick up Podence ahead of MCI. I have Havertz + Alli right now but thinking I'm probably gonna WC in 3. So will likely just do Alli > JamesR and have a slightly weaker GW2.

      If Havertz looks good against Liverpool, I'll hold off on the WC.

      1. Pep Roulette
        • 2 Years
        7 days, 22 hours ago

        Isn't it too early for WC?

        1. AnfieldLad
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          7 days, 22 hours ago

          The guy that won last year wildcarded for gw2 right?

          1. Pep Roulette
            • 2 Years
            7 days, 22 hours ago

            Damn!

        2. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          7 days, 22 hours ago

          I want to attack these fixtures. The fixture swing is very obvious to me. City and Wolves are the teams to invest in and I currently have none of them. Everton also.

          1. Pep Roulette
            • 2 Years
            7 days, 22 hours ago

            Well that's a really good strategy!

  23. Sepp Blattered
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    7 days, 22 hours ago

    Richarlison or DCL

    1. Pep Roulette
      • 2 Years
      7 days, 22 hours ago

      DCL

    2. The Sarjeant
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      7 days, 22 hours ago

      Richarlison looked quite good on MOTD. Bit overpriced though. I’ve got DCL.

    3. jomikijiq
      • 5 Years
      7 days, 22 hours ago

      DCL

  24. Bobby_Baggio
    • 9 Years
    7 days, 22 hours ago

    Got Jota in my draft league. Should I ditch him for podence or Neto?

    1. Pep Roulette
      • 2 Years
      7 days, 22 hours ago

      Podence

    2. jomikijiq
      • 5 Years
      7 days, 22 hours ago

      Podence

  25. Atimis
    • 4 Years
    7 days, 22 hours ago

    Picking one from Martial and Bruno is crazy hard...I’m not looking at the price, purely who will do better

    1. AnfieldLad
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      7 days, 22 hours ago

      If it’s crazy hard to pick which one will do better then pick the one that’s 1.5m cheaper?

    2. Jordan.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      7 days, 22 hours ago

      ive got tony ,i just believe historically every united striker has flourished

  26. Will J 256
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    7 days, 22 hours ago

    Hi guys. Have seen that Reguilon is linked to a possible move to spurs. Currently have Ben Davies in my team. Shall I sit tight and wait and see what happens on that?

    1. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 days, 22 hours ago

      Probably just trying to bump utd’s price up!

  27. Qaiss
    • 4 Years
    7 days, 22 hours ago

    Bale maybe to Spurs Ornstein says hmm

  28. manu4life99
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    7 days, 22 hours ago

    A) Ings to Martial
    B) Alli to J.Rodridguez
    C) Both (-4)

    1. zotter
      • 11 Years
      7 days, 22 hours ago

      Hmm C is might tempting. Or Alli to Rashford. Ings to DCL?

    2. puhd
      • 5 Years
      7 days, 21 hours ago

      I would do both

  29. Dynamic Duos
    • 7 Years
    7 days, 22 hours ago

    I'm not sure what to do here, solid start with 78, but Alli needs to go but not sure to who, ideas please?

    McCarthy
    TAA Egan Davies
    Salah Aubameyang Alli Hamez ASM
    Werner Mitrovic

    Nyland Saiss Brewster Ferguson

    1. Jordan.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      7 days, 22 hours ago

      its for a hit ,but i would consider
      alli to klich
      brewster to dcl/wilson

  30. zotter
    • 11 Years
    7 days, 22 hours ago

    With reguilon does Davies play LCB or not at all??