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

    I feel like it’s going to be a great fpl year - so many options

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

      Great but tricky!

    2. Amey
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      It is !
      Just had a complete thought over squad and decided i don't need WC 😆

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

      Gonna be a nightmare for me personally lol.
      I don't have enough patience X)

      1. Riverside Red
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Hang in there for one more game week before you take the wildcard plunge

        1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Standard for me to do it GW2

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

    Hello all. Disappointing week, wwyd here with 0.5 ITB? Just replace Vinagre (NEW/BUR/LEE def?) or take a hit to replace Alli too?

    Ryan (4.0)
    TAA Doherty Vinagre* KWP (Mitchell)
    Salah Auba(c) Alli ASM (Gordon)
    Werner Ings (Davis)

    Thinking I’ll wait for a week of evidence on Manchester players. Ings/Alli/Auba can then make way

    1. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Other than Vinagre, not sure what the issue is with that team.

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

        Lacks Manchester players obv but willing to wait a week as said to see who I like (shame some are rising though).

        Alli / Spurs are duds, don’t trust them. Not too keen on Ings / ASM anymore either. So, so wish I’d stuck with Wilson JRod over them

    2. zotter
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Yes just replace vinagre. Lascelles?

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

        Could be a good pick, though their fixtures do turn a bit. And is he better than Lewis for the same price?

        Also considering Ayling or Taylor/Pieters (BUR) with slightly better fixtures

    3. puhd
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Just Vinagre mate

    4. Ibralicious
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      I would do Vinagre-> James before he rises since you have that 0.5 ITB

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

        Not convinced he’s got that spot nailed enough for 5.0, and he has LIV next. Prefer a nailed 4.5 like a Burnley Newcastle or Leeds guy

        1. Ibralicious
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Fair enough

    5. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Ings > Martial this week.

      And then if next week it still isn't working, just WC.

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

        Kinda tempted to wait a week on Manc boys as stated, and also give Ings another shot against unconvincing Spuds. Also non starting Vinagre surely a bigger issue given Mitchell is my only bench cover

    6. Jordan.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      vinagre to keane everton fixtures are jolly good..

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

        Hmmm that is true and tempting. Feel like the 0.5 could be better used elsewhere tho with the 4.5 options available. Do Lewis/Lascelles, Ayling/Dallas or Taylor/Pieters interest?

    7. Riverside Red
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Looks very good to me

  3. Chucky
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Welcome back to my team Ivanovic! 😀

    1. zotter
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Who has he signed for

      1. Chucky
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        WBA

      2. Amey
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        West Bromwich Albion i guess

    2. puhd
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Oh boy

    3. n-doggg
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Oh man. What a hero

    4. Would Ed Woodward
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Might play up front, can't be worse than Robinson, Austin or Robson-Kanu.

  4. puhd
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Havertz to Rodriguez?

    1. zotter
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Yeah I would

    2. Amey
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      It's funny tbh
      What has James done actually ??

      I'd save FT here

      1. King Kohli
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        3 shots, 5 chances created.
        Could have had a couple of assists if Rich had his scoring boots on.
        Passed the eye test with flying colours.

        1. Amey
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          What makes you think Richa & DCL will become efficient ?

          Genuinely asking. I watched the game in between. He plays pretty deep.

          I'm going to wait here. Spurs have no Midfield. Once they face teams with some Midfield I'll judge him.

          Havertz made some good runs in behind too.

          I'm not sure about that transfer at all 🙂

          I'm getting Digne bdw ... Ha ha

          1. puhd
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 7 days ago

            Thanks mate I think I will pull the trigger And hope for the best! Good luck with Digne, he looked hungry

            1. Amey
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 7 days ago

              🙂

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

        Shut your filthy mouth, he's beautiful.

        1. Amey
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          This is best Defense for transferring him IN

      3. puhd
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Really? Haha I think he looked great

        1. Amey
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          He did. I agree. But I'm not sure about him as FPL asset. Maybe I'll eat my words but not right now 😉

          1. puhd
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 7 days ago

            Thanks mate, appreciate your input

  5. bigdip
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 7 days 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

    1. puhd
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      No mate

    2. Riverside Red
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Pretty comprehensive

  6. Ibralicious
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Would you do JWP-> Greenwood for a hit?

    JWP is pretty much wasting 7.5 atm for me :/

    1. Riverside Red
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Wait till after the Spurs match

  7. gaurava1216
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    A B or C pls?

    A) Son + Ings to Bruno and DCL -4
    B) Son + Ings to Rashford + DCL (1.5M ITB) -4
    C) Son and Ings hold and roll the FT

    Both Bruno and DCL look to rise tonight....

    1. gaurava1216
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Anyone pls?

    2. puhd
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      C

    3. Croaker
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      B if you have a plan for spending the money

  8. Coops1990
    1 month, 7 days ago

    A) Havertz - Rodriguez
    B) Havertz & Adams - Martial & 5.5 Mid (-4)
    C) Havertz & Robbo - Fernades & Saiss/Keane (-4)
    D) Havertz & Werner - Fernades & Wood/DCL (-4)

    Had a pretty decent week of 83 but after watching Havertz last night, I feel I need to get rid one way or another!

    1. puhd
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      I did A

    2. gaurava1216
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      A or B with Harison/Klich

  9. Joyce1998
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    currently on wc and stuck between these two teams
    bacially

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

    A- McCarthy
    vvd, saiss, justin
    salah, sterling, bruno, klich
    werner, DCL, cwilson

    steer, kwp, alzate, mitchell

    or

    B- mccarthy
    taa, james, justin
    salah, sterling, bruno, klich
    jimmy, DCL, cwilson

    steer, kwp, alzate, mitchell

  10. Cancelo Culture
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Anyone considering Sterling or is KDB too obvious?

    1. puhd
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      It’s a coin toss between those two

      1. Joyce1998
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        sterling is a explosive differential whilst the majority are going for kdb

    2. Paulo
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Big Kev

  11. Inazuma X1
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    If you had to play 1:

    1. Saiss v MCI (H)
    2. Soucek v ARS (A)

    1. zotter
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      2 deffo

    2. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      2. Always play the attacker. Soucek especially against Arsenal could be great.

    3. Paulo
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      2

  12. Atimis
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Would Kun and Greenwood in would be too much of uncertainty?

    1. zotter
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Yeah

    2. Syd.
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      I think so you will be sitting nervously every week wondering if they are going to start

  13. zotter
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    With this team

    A. Son to greenwood
    B. Werner to martial
    C. Son to greenwood. Soucek to Foden -4
    D. Something else
    E. Hold

    McCarthy
    Lascelles. Trent. Bavies. Bellerin
    Son. Auba c. Salah
    Dcl. Wilson. Werner

    Nyland. Soucek. Romeu. Ferguson.

    1. puhd
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      B

      1. zotter
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        That’s what I was thinking. Seems like an unpopular one

    2. Paulo
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      A is on my mind

    3. Croaker
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      B

  14. Amey
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Bournemouth game going on .... I slightly miss them. Boring but part of FPL teams nonetheless.

  15. n-doggg
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Who would you rather keep:

    A. ASM
    B. Che Adams

    1. puhd
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Adams

    2. Amey
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      B

    3. Paulo
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      B

  16. Lukaku_time
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Just activated my wildcard how does this team look?

    pickford

    Vvd Justin Bavies

    Jrod salah KDB greenwood 5.5 mid

    Werner Jiminez

    steer mitchell taylor brewster

    1. puhd
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      I wouldn’t go for Greenwood

    2. zotter
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Bavies risk with new left back coming.

      1. Hiroku
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Who?

    3. Cancelo Culture
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Jimi > Martial
      5.5mid > 5 mid

    4. Tempestic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      dont like it

  17. LOLarov
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Mane —>

    A) Bruno
    B) KDB

    1. puhd
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Bruno

    2. zotter
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Or keep

      1. zotter
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Or salah

    3. LOLarov
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      I have salah

      1. zotter
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Then Bruno

  18. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Steer in goal for Villa once Martinez isn’t signed by 5 on Friday?

    1. Amey
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Yup
      It's a strange lineup though ..

      1. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Only Mings should be a defensive starter.

        1. Amey
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Exactly

    2. Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Martinez will be announced tomorrow

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

    Thought I was done tinkerin' but apparently I wasn't.

    Martinez Steer
    TAA xxx Digne Saiss Ayling
    KDB Bruno xxx Klich Bissouma
    Jimenez xxx Brewster

    A) Robbo, James Rodriguez, Martial
    B) James, Salah, Wood

    A or B?

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

      I’d go B but with someone else instead of wood

      1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Not sure I like anyone else.
        Cheers!

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Wilson

          1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 7 days ago

            Love him but not Newcastle. You agree with option B?

  20. Paulo
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Hi guys,

    Looking for some guidance from the community.

    Would you:

    A) Son > Greenwood
    B) Son > Bruno , H Barnes > Klich /Prodence (-4)

    Ze help is appreciated

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

      I’d hold for a week mate, there is a lot of stuff surrounding greenwood atm and Barnes played really good last game bar his finishing

    2. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Neither

      1. Paulo
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Thanks gents.

  21. Kloppcorn
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/comment/22341461
    I put this comment over a week ago to ease people’s worries about salah because I saw a lot of ppl without him in their team. I hope they listened 😉

  22. manu4life99
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    A) Ings > Martial
    B) Alli > JRod
    C) Ings,Alli > Martial,JRod (-4)
    D) Werner,Mitro > Martial,DCL(-4)

    Mcarthy
    TAA Justin Dallas
    Salah Aub Alli ASM
    Werner Ings Mitro
    (Steer,kwp,mitchell,bissouma)

    1. KUNingas
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      I am leaning to C.

  23. pingissimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Just been thinking of Spurs out in Bulgaria right now. Weakening a bit on Spurs this week. Also really regretting Jim - fave fixture coming up for him

    Kane Havertz > Jim Bruno

    Two long term winners back in the fold early. Last season I'd definitely have gone this way and it doesn't quite break my preseason rules - just bends them a bit and it's one step closer to avoiding early WC 🙂

    Still have Vardy to be Kun when I want 🙂

    1. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Based on 1 GW of data it looks good but a -4 in GW2 looks odd.

      Does y everyone on here think saints can’t defend so Kane should haul?

      Havertz will come good - so I’d save FT and accept this mightn’t be a great GW but will be good GW3 onwards

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

        Jim is never based on one week of data - that's just silly talk 😀

        I'll be holding but Jim in is what I want most asap really. Have a GW3 play to do it. It makes more sense then of course

        1. TheDragon
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Haha I’m always team Jimi! I meant more Havertz and Kane

    2. Amey
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Like it.
      It's slightly kneejerky though. I like incoming players

  24. Alexis Nonsense
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    All this love for KWP?

    Is he that good? I don't expect Southampton to get more than 8 clean sheets, so if I'm right he has to produce some attacking returns to be an option

    1. Would Ed Woodward
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 7 days ago

      He's rubbish but cheap.

      1. Alexis Nonsense
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        So many great options at 4.5 though

        1. Amey
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Like ?

    2. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      He will produce the odd attacking returns and he costs 4.5m

      What more can you ask for?

  25. KUNingas
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Martial not rising tonight?

    Dont have a clue should I ditch Mitro or Adams. Mitro is talisman and Adams might get benched. Fixtures are kinda nice for both, what you reckon?

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

      That’s a tricky one, Just go with your gut mate could literally go either way

      1. KUNingas
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Yeah I know. Just hoping Martial wont rise tonight so I can make the decision tomorrow

    2. zotter
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Both equal imo. I would dump mitro as Fulham look awful

      1. KUNingas
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Thanks, but if anyone is scoring for Fulham, I guess it would be Mitro

    3. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Adams won't get benched,

      Ralph spoke of his having passed through his period of acclimatisation to the PL necessary for someone coming from the Championship

      1. KUNingas
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        So Mitro then?

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

          Biased against MItro anyway so I'm the wrong one to ask.

    4. fussballstadion
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      He could rise tonight.

  26. Pedram
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    How are you supposed to fit Salah, Auba and KDB in your team?

    1. zotter
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Sacrifice a united attacker or Trent or Werner. Possible. Not sure advisable.

    2. Giggs Boson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Sterling, Mane, and Bruno too.

      How indeed. That's the challenge of this season 🙂

    3. Thomas Magnum
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Most likely by having to sacrifice any Chelsea or United players other than defenders

    4. Kloppcorn
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      I’d just drop auba tbh rather spread the funds and I prefer the other two

    5. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      You don’t - you rotate based on fixtures

    6. Major League Shocker
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 7 days ago

      You're not. You need to own just two at a time.

      Drop Auba after GW2 for KDB/Sterling.

  27. Joyce1998
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Team werner
    or
    no werner

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

    1. Croaker
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      B but Saiss not James to make the most of fixtures post City

  28. Thomas Magnum
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Ayling or Dallas
    Or is it best avoid Leeds defenders for the moment

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

      I’d avoid their defenders if their going to play so attacking, give a few weeks to judge whilst their fixtures aren’t the best

      1. Thomas Magnum
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Cheers mate

    2. aircraft1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Ayling

  29. Donny_Rover
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Had a decent start (79 points) but thinking about wildcarding to try and steal a march in my mini leagues, plus it’s really quite fun to play at this stage.

    Transfers would be TAA, Bavies, Salah, Son, ASM, Lemina, Mitro, Adams, Werner to Robertson, Digne, Eze, KDB, Foden, Elneny, Martial, Richarlison, Wilson. Leaves £0.5m ITB.

    McCarthy, Ryan, Mitchell, James, Taylor, Auba the only ones to keep their spots.

    1. Am I crazy?
    2. Salah would be leaving and coming back for Auba next week - is it worth just keeping him and selling Auba now?
    3. Wouldn’t mind Saiss or Shaw at the back but can’t see where they would fit - worth finding a spot
    4. Eze’s a bit of a punt but no-one really tempts me at that price...
    5. Anyone obvious missing who should be considered?

    1. zotter
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      1. Don’t think so
      2. Not the worst idea
      3. None essential
      4. How much ?
      5. Can add lots of players but you can’t have them all.

  30. pingissimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 7 days ago

    WH are back - sell Arsenal now