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. FOO FIGHTER
    • 1 Year
    8 days, 11 hours ago

    Picking UTD and City assets for GW2 is like having them sat on your bench GW1 hoping for points.

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      8 days, 11 hours ago

      Okay

    2. Thomas Magnum
      • 5 Years
      8 days, 11 hours ago

      bad take

      1. Would Ed Woodward
        • 1 Year
        8 days, 11 hours ago

        Not like him.

    3. Syd.
      • 11 Years
      8 days, 11 hours ago

      This makes no sense whatsoever like so much on this site lately

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

    McCarthy
    Taa Doherty Justin
    Salah Auba Son JWP ASM
    Werner Mitrovic

    4.0 Saiss Mitchell Brew

    Plan had been Salah to Fernandes this week.

    I’m a United fan and really want Bruno but taking Salah out now looks like Madness.

    What about Taa to Digne and Son to Bruno for a -4 instead?

    Yay or Nay?

    1. zotter
      • 11 Years
      8 days, 11 hours ago

      You could do Werner to martial ? Then Auba to Pulisic

      1. Energetics
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        8 days, 11 hours ago

        I think Wener will play so want to keep.

        Auba will become KDB

    2. fussballstadion
      • 5 Years
      8 days, 11 hours ago

      Nay

    3. whitewaydavid@gmail.com
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 days, 11 hours ago

      Yay

  3. bigdip
    • 8 Years
    8 days, 11 hours ago

    (0.00 ITB, 1 FT) What changes shall I make?

    Mccarthy/Steer
    Egan/TAA/Mina/Doherty (KWP,Mitchell)
    ASM/Auba(c)/Son/Salah
    Werner/Mitrovic/Adams

    A) Son & Mitro -> Rashford & Bamford (-4)
    B) TAA & Son -> Digne & Bruno (-4)
    C) TAA & Son -> VVD/Robertson & Rashford (-4)
    D) Mitro & Adams -> DCL & 5mn less forward
    E) Any other suggestions

  4. Slitherene
    • 2 Years
    8 days, 11 hours ago

    Son - - -> Bruno
    Before the price rise, for free.

    Is it that easy a decision?

    1. Thomas Magnum
      • 5 Years
      8 days, 11 hours ago

      Yes, easy decision when the equivalent is getting priced out

    2. fussballstadion
      • 5 Years
      8 days, 11 hours ago

      Yes I would

    3. dezille
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 11 hours ago

      Already did last night just in case!

  5. bitars
    • 3 Years
    8 days, 11 hours ago

    Auba+Son+ASM+Antonio
    to
    De Bruyne+Bruno+James+Brewster

    -12 🙂

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

      Wut

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

        😆

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

      Go for it

    3. Utopsis
        8 days, 11 hours ago

        Never

      • Would Ed Woodward
        • 1 Year
        8 days, 11 hours ago

        Who plays instead of Brewster?

        1. bitars
          • 3 Years
          8 days, 11 hours ago

          Walker-Peters or Lamptey

      • fussballstadion
        • 5 Years
        8 days, 11 hours ago

        I wouldn't

    4. FOO FIGHTER
      • 1 Year
      8 days, 11 hours ago

      How are current wildcarders feeling at the moment?

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

        Unable to choose a budget midfielder who can play most weeks.

        1. FOO FIGHTER
          • 1 Year
          8 days, 11 hours ago

          Problem

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

      Klich the pick of the 5.5 mids?

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

        Harrison on my WC currently. Podence seems really good if he's nailed.

      2. bitars
        • 3 Years
        8 days, 11 hours ago

        Hard, try to raise money to get Trossard.

      3. jomikijiq
        • 5 Years
        8 days, 11 hours ago

        Podence

      4. Inazuma X1
        • 3 Years
        8 days, 11 hours ago

        Podence looked really good

    6. Pickle juice
      • 4 Years
      8 days, 11 hours ago

      Which 1 Man Utd asset is best (pound for pound)

      A. Rash
      B. martial
      C. Bruno
      D. Greenwood

      Cheers

      1. what's my name
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        8 days, 11 hours ago

        C, B

      2. puhd
        • 5 Years
        8 days, 11 hours ago

        Hard to tell before their first match. I want to say B

    7. Ibralicious
      • 6 Years
      8 days, 11 hours ago

      Pick one please, leaning towards B atm with no United cover:

      A) Adams + TAA -> Martial + Holding (-4)
      B) Kane + JWP -> Martial + Greenwood (-4)
      C) Kane-> Martial (FT)
      D) JWP -> Klich/Soucek (FT)

      Cheers!

      1. whitewaydavid@gmail.com
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        8 days, 11 hours ago

        Kane to Martial

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

      Because of autosub, would it be good idea to start Steer over Ramsdale? They are playing against one another though?

      1. Dthinger
        • 3 Years
        8 days, 11 hours ago

        Do you really thing Steer will score better than Ramsdale?

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

          This is probably true

          1. Dthinger
            • 3 Years
            8 days, 11 hours ago

            Yeah, I thin you are trying to be too cute. You want so badly for a 4.0 to play you overlooked the actual potential of this player.

    9. what's my name
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 days, 11 hours ago

      best move:
      a. Ings to Martial
      b. ASM to Klich (got Wilson)
      c. TAA to Digne
      d. Save ft

      thx

      1. Tonyawesome69
        • 1 Year
        8 days, 11 hours ago

        D long term

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

        b
        a
        d
        c keep trent so c not an option

      3. puhd
        • 5 Years
        8 days, 11 hours ago

        A

    10. Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 days, 11 hours ago

      Anyone else prefer Jimenez over Werner?

      1. what's my name
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        8 days, 11 hours ago

        could be time will tell

      2. Dthinger
        • 3 Years
        8 days, 11 hours ago

        I do. Still think Werner is overpriced for an unproven FPL asset

      3. Little Red Lacazette
        • 3 Years
        8 days, 11 hours ago

        Jimi is consistent, tried and true. However, he is not explosive, will very rarely get double figure pts.

      4. Tonyawesome69
        • 1 Year
        8 days, 11 hours ago

        Difficult one - Werner has the highest potential whereas Jimenez is a consistent 9 points max

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

          I know. Jimenez has the fixtures for some hauls tho.

      5. Hospital Pass
        • 3 Years
        8 days, 11 hours ago

        Not this week, but potentially thereafter. The question seems to me to be one of explosiveness. Werner in that Chelsea team looks like he could run riot.

      6. acesingh
        • 5 Years
        8 days, 11 hours ago

        Ok he didn’t explode last season but dosent mean he dosent have it in him... could get a brace just as easily

        1. Dthinger
          • 3 Years
          8 days, 11 hours ago

          I agree. Lots of attacking potential in that wolves side now.

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

        deffo atm ,time will certainly assist here though i have neither...

      8. Cancelo Culture
        • 2 Years
        8 days, 11 hours ago

        Based on a single game week maybe. But when you add Pulisic and Ziyech to the mix, no competition.

    11. Strchld
      • 4 Years
      8 days, 11 hours ago

      Would you do Ings >> Martial for a hit? Its long term move.

      1. Syd.
        • 11 Years
        8 days, 11 hours ago

        Yes

      2. Tonyawesome69
        • 1 Year
        8 days, 11 hours ago

        No

      3. Hospital Pass
        • 3 Years
        8 days, 11 hours ago

        Not for a hit.

      4. fussballstadion
        • 5 Years
        8 days, 11 hours ago

        I would before the price rise.

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

        i would, you'll get the 4 back over the course of time easily..

      6. Strchld
        • 4 Years
        8 days, 11 hours ago

        Thanks all. I think Im going to do it.

        Martial isnt rising tonight, right?

        1. fussballstadion
          • 5 Years
          8 days, 10 hours ago

          He's at 91.6% so PROBABLY not, but there is a considerable chance that he will.

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

      Watching the Spurs documentary and have just seen the revelation that Alli learned to microwave beans during lockdown. He even mentioned that it was easy. He must be a changed man, would have made it into my fpl team if I saw this before!

      1. Would Ed Woodward
        • 1 Year
        8 days, 11 hours ago

        Wait until he discovers Super Noodles, gonna blow his mind.

      2. Make America Greta Again
        • 6 Years
        8 days, 10 hours ago

        I needed help opening a tin of beans when I started college as a 17 year old from the boonies!

    13. Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 days, 11 hours ago

      Sure Werner has the potential to emulate the big points scorers but why take the risk when you can have proven points scorers like Martial and Aguero instead?

      1. Trophé Mourinho
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        8 days, 11 hours ago

        Aguero? Thats like starting someone a week after they came out a coma

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

        Aguero only 1.0 more too...

      3. Utopsis
          8 days, 11 hours ago

          Kun's gametime, for one, isn't assured - Jesus is really pushing the great man now

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

            He must be a holy man

        • puhd
          • 5 Years
          8 days, 11 hours ago

          I will ditch Werner if he doesn’t do anything next two GW

      4. Syd.
        • 11 Years
        8 days, 11 hours ago

        Is Lamptey nailed for Brighton?

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

          You’d be crazy to drop him after that che performance

          1. Syd.
            • 11 Years
            8 days, 11 hours ago

            Conceded 3 goals albeit you can't fault Lamptey

        2. Tonyawesome69
          • 1 Year
          8 days, 11 hours ago

          Nailed

        3. Thomas Magnum
          • 5 Years
          8 days, 11 hours ago

          I think he’s nailed to start but as a wing back there’s always the risk of getting subbed off after 60-70 minutes for a more attacking winger or something

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

          veltman is there, an international so maybe not

      5. acesingh
        • 5 Years
        8 days, 11 hours ago

        a) Ings to Martial
        Or
        b) Havertz to Rodriguez

        Or both for -4

        I have Bruno and DCL. Still feel Havertz is bigger sell ahead of liverpool instead of Ings who could get something against spurs

        Leaning towards both as have Auba to KDB lined up as well. Although if Aguero looks like coming back I could get aguero instead of Martial.

        1. Tonyawesome69
          • 1 Year
          8 days, 11 hours ago

          Bank the ft

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

            Didn’t even consider that for one moment 🙂

            1. Tonyawesome69
              • 1 Year
              8 days, 11 hours ago

              Gives you more info on the Utd/City players and flexibility of a mini WC

      6. KUNingas
        • 4 Years
        8 days, 11 hours ago

        Which one to ditch to get Martial?
        A) Mitro
        B) Adams

        1. Syd.
          • 11 Years
          8 days, 11 hours ago

          A

        2. Wild Card this...
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          8 days, 11 hours ago

          B

        3. acesingh
          • 5 Years
          8 days, 11 hours ago

          A

        4. Thomas Magnum
          • 5 Years
          8 days, 11 hours ago

          B, just because I prefer guys who are more nailed

        5. Little Red Lacazette
          • 3 Years
          8 days, 11 hours ago

          B

        6. KUNingas
          • 4 Years
          8 days, 11 hours ago

          Hmm I see this is tough one...

      7. Atimis
        • 4 Years
        8 days, 11 hours ago

        Picking one from Martial and Bruno is crazy hard...
        I’m not looking at the price, purely who will do better.
        Getting Martial means keeping Son and I’m not too happy with it considering his stats and Spurs game vs Soton.

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

          Both solid options. Is either a captain option? If so even as a forward I think I just prefer Martial as the one most likely to profit from softer fixtures. If you prefer Bruno as captain then go him I guess

          (Having a crisis of conscious over Spurs right now - they'll be in Bulgaria at the minute preparing for competitive fixture when everyone else rests pretty much - may weaken enough to transfer out)

      8. Thomas Magnum
        • 5 Years
        8 days, 11 hours ago

        Better 4.5 defender?
        A) Ayling/Dallas
        B) Lamptey
        C) Other, not named Justin or a NEW or BUR defender

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

          Long term Ayling I think

        2. The 12th Man
          • 7 Years
          8 days, 11 hours ago

          Ayling

          1. zotter
            • 11 Years
            8 days, 11 hours ago

            But do they look like getting sheets?

      9. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        8 days, 11 hours ago

        Happy to see Werner sinking in price. Be handy if he blanks next week. Cheaper Werner might make up for inevitable KdB Bruno loss.

        1. diesel001
          • 3 Years
          8 days, 11 hours ago

          Not worried about KDB or Fernandes price rises. If I get one it will be to replace Auba. Auba is 12.0m so I get money ITB if I downgrade.

          Issue is more price rises for players who I need money ITB to upgrade to now.

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

            Likewise not especially bothered by rise in KdB Bruno either for same reason but always nice to see someone you plan on falling in price.

      10. The 12th Man
        • 7 Years
        8 days, 11 hours ago

        Fill the gaps with option A or B?

        Martinez,(Steer)
        TAA,Digne,Ayling,Lewis,_________
        Salah,KDB,________,Rodriguez,Klich
        (Brewster),________,________

        A) Saiss,(Bissouma),Martial,Werner in a 4-4-2

        B) (Ferguson), Fernandes,DCL,Wilson in a 3-5-2.

        Ayling and Lewis rote in both.

        1. Thomas Magnum
          • 5 Years
          8 days, 11 hours ago

          Both are very good options, A for me just. very close though

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

        Rushford or Werner for the draft?

        1. OneMan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          8 days, 11 hours ago

          Close, I'd say werner, but one to monitor encase his minutes are restrictive next game.

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

            Agreed, would say Werner also offers more of a threat, especially if Rashford is coming of the left wing. But yes, could be tricky if this niggle doesn't go

      12. OneMan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        8 days, 11 hours ago

        I'm excited about Everton this season, I enjoyed the Spurs game. Allan and Doucoure added bite and energy to a previously uninspired central midfield. Will Doucoure be given licence to smash teams on the break ? As he seemed more defensive than at Watford last season. I really love Doucoure.

        1. The 12th Man
          • 7 Years
          8 days, 11 hours ago

          I hope your right.

        2. Trophé Mourinho
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          8 days, 11 hours ago

          Everton look good, but they need another striker imo

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

            DCL, is a good player in my opinion and will thrive with the better players brought in. He has to be given a chance, as there has been a tangible improvement in his goals tally over the last few years. I thought Kean looked a better player in the chances he got since Ancelotti came in, and with Rich perhaps Ancelotti can get the best out of this bunch and see where he's at next season ?

        3. Thomas Magnum
          • 5 Years
          8 days, 11 hours ago

          I genuinely think he’s one of the more overlooked 5.5 midfielders, only thing is people may already have 3 EVE players

        4. Would Ed Woodward
          • 1 Year
          8 days, 11 hours ago

          I thought Allan was excellent.

      13. Vpan
        • 10 Years
        8 days, 11 hours ago

        Is Zouma nailed?

      14. lifes a pitch
        • 6 Years
        8 days, 11 hours ago

        Son + Ings to Willian + Martial yes or no?

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

          Keep Ings against spurs he can score ...

        2. OneMan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          8 days, 10 hours ago

          Why would you want Willan ? His fixtures turn after the weekend.

      15. FPL ElasticO
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        8 days, 11 hours ago

        Which LIV defender should you transfer out to afford Bruno transfer??

        A. Robbo
        B. TAA

        1. Dthinger
          • 3 Years
          8 days, 11 hours ago

          don't do it

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

          100% neither look elsewhere

      16. Rasping Drive
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        8 days, 11 hours ago

        JWP, Redmond, Smallbone, Adams Ings vs
        Pogba, Bruno, Greenwood, Rashford, Martial

        I cannot understand why people think United are going to struggle against Palace just because a poor-on-the-day Saints attack did. Have people lost their minds?

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

          They won't struggle. United are good for this week. I can't deny it.

        2. diesel001
          • 3 Years
          8 days, 11 hours ago

          As long as you defend against the counter-attack vs Palace they are toothless.

          But too many (and Southampton did this) take them lightly and think they can leave only two or three back and then the pace of Zaha, Ayew, Eze, does them. It is better to sit slightly deeper against Palace and leave more space between defence and midfield and midfield and attack as they won't hurt you in those pockets of space.

      17. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
        • 10 Years
        8 days, 11 hours ago

        Dele alli could be off to madrid

        1. Rasping Drive
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          8 days, 11 hours ago

          Bale coming back the other way?

        2. Old Man
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          8 days, 11 hours ago

          good riddance - he's already left my squad

        3. Would Ed Woodward
          • 1 Year
          8 days, 11 hours ago

          Cheap midweek break?

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

          Still in my squad. had planned to move out next week anyway, but could just pull the trigger midweek now.

      18. Kante Touch This
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        8 days, 11 hours ago

        Ings to Martial a sensible move?

        Quite fancy Jimenez from GW2

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

          Could work. I also plan a way of bring in Jimmy. But I'm holding Ings for 3/4 at least.