Scout Notes

The best Everton players to sign as Calvert-Lewin posts big FPL points haul

Everton 5-2 West Brom

  • Goals: Dominic Calvert-Lewin x3 (£7.1m), James Rodríguez (£7.5m), Michael Keane (£5.0m) | Grady Diangana (£5.5m), Matheus Pereira (£6.0m)
  • Assists: Richarlison x3 (£8.0m), Rodriguez | M Pereira
  • Red cards: Kieran Gibbs (£4.5m)
  • Bonus Points: Calvert-Lewin x3, Rodríguez x2, Richarlison x1

Fantasy Premier League managers who jumped onto the Everton bandwagon early were richly rewarded with a goalfest at Goodison Park.

But it was largely only those who invested in the attacking assets who enjoyed watching a 5-2 win over West Bromwich Albion, which featured some clinical finishing, as well as questionable defending from both sides.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£7.1m) was the match’s top-scoring player, registering his first career hat-trick and taking his goal-tally for the season to four in two matches.

The Englishman appears to have finally picked up where he left off pre-lockdown. After a disappointing run of performances during Project Restart, Calvert-Lewin has put in two shot-laden displays reminiscent of Carlo Ancelotti’s early days at Everton.

“(Ancelotti) is on me every day for one-touch finishes and being in the right area of the pitch to find the back of the net. It’s nice that what we’re working on in training is coming off in matches.” – Dominic Calvert-Lewin

The mid-priced forward stalked the six-yard box like a true poacher all afternoon, getting just rewards for his presence in that area of the pitch.

The first goal came as Calvert-Lewin pounced on a loose ball after a defensive header, back-heeling it over the line. Then he slid in at the back-post to help Richarlison‘s (£8.0m) effort from a tight angle into the net. And he leapt highest to connect with a James Rodríguez (£7.5m) cross just after the hour-mark, turning it in with his back.

It could have been an even more memorable afternoon for Calvert-Lewin, as he missed an easy chance in the early exchanges, nodding a Rodríguez corner wide at the far post.

There will be those that point to Kieran Gibbs‘ (£4.5m) red card in first-half stoppage time as a key reason for Everton’s domination of this fixture and Calvert-Lewin’s 17-point haul. However, it must be said that West Bromwich Albion were guilty of poor defending across the entire fixture, not just after going down to 10 men. At the very least, that is good news for Chelsea attackers in Gameweek 3, while Southampton host the Baggies in Gameweek 4.

When Calvert-Lewin was showing this kind of form at the start of the calendar year, he was close to becoming fixture-proof, so considering the appealing nature of the upcoming fixtures, there is sure to be more to come.

Calvert-Lewin faces Crystal Palace (away), Brighton (home), Liverpool (home) and Southampton (away) between now and Gameweek 6, fixtures which are sure to encourage investment.

Fantasy managers may want to keep an eye on Ancelotti’s subsequent press conferences in the next week though, just to be safe. With the game tied up at 5-2, Calvert-Lewin was replaced by Alex Iwobi (£6.0m) in the 71st minute and sat down with an ice-pack on his hamstring. The player himself did report that all was fine after the full-time whistle, while his manager did not touch on the subject.

“Yeah absolutely, my hamstring’s fine.” – Dominic Calvert-Lewin

Calvert-Lewin’s 17-point haul is likely to overshadow impressive performances elsewhere in Everton team, which Fantasy managers should certainly make themselves aware of.

Despite not getting onto the scoresheet for the second match in a row, Richarlison was dangerous once again, his role in the Everton front-line yielding three assists. That made for a Gameweek 2 score of 12 points, just five short of Calvert-Lewin’s total.

The first assist came as he teed up Rodríguez on the stroke of half-time, it was his saved shot that was turned home on the rebound by Michael Keane (£5.0m) after the interval and Calvert-Lewin turned in his wide-angled shot just after the hour-mark.

Considering the price difference between Everton’s two FPL forwards, Richarlison is likely to be the least popular of the two for any Fantasy managers chasing the best avenue for investment. But with Richarlison’s constant threat, and appealing fixtures, his 11.2% ownership will be more than happy to hold.

However, there will be significantly more attention on Rodríguez, whose midfield classification could be enough to tempt Fantasy managers to pay a little bit extra for his services in comparison to Calvert-Lewin.

The Colombian international was equally as impressive against West Bromwich Albion as in his Premier League debut at Spurs, although against more favourable opposition, he was able to get on the ball much closer to the penalty area.

Furthermore, Rodríguez confirmed on Saturday that he will be giving Lucas Digne (£6.1m) a run for his money in terms of set piece responsibilities, as he finished the game joint-top for corners (five).

As a result, Rodríguez came away with a goal and an assist, making for a 12-point haul. Like was the case with Richarlison and Calvert-Lewin, it could have been an even bigger haul for the midfielder, as he was denied two more assists by his team-mates. It was Rodríguez’s corner that Calvert-Lewin put wide early on, while he might have got an assist for a Richarlison goal in the second half, had Calvert-Lewin not helped it over the line at the last.

Rodríguez’s presence in the team, both in terms of threat and creativity, is not only enough to justify considering him for Fantasy inclusion, but it is clear the likes of Richarlison and Calvert-Lewin are benefiting from playing alongside the former Real Madrid and Bayern Munich midfielder. In their first three matches in all competitions this season, Everton have totalled 64 shots on goal, an average of 21.3 per game.

“Dominic Calvert-Lewin started really well. Today he was the top scorer but Richarlison did really well and had a lot of opportunities. He had support from James, who is doing really well in this period. He has a fantastic desire to play and he loves to play with us.” – Carlo Ancelotti.

“As a centre-forward it’s nice to have (Rodríguez) when you think about the level he’s played at.” – Dominic Calvert-Lewin

However, while Fantasy managers had plenty to fawn over in terms of Everton’s attacking credentials, Ancelotti’s defence largely failed to live up to expectations set by last week’s win over Spurs.

While Allan (£5.5m) has added so much needed bite to Everton’s midfield, and Abdoulaye Doucouré (£5.5m) had a good afternoon in terms of mopping up loose balls in midfield, neither one could legislate for the errors that led to West Bromwich Albion scoring twice at Goodison Park.

Jordan Pickford‘s (£5.0m) distribution was poor, which set the tone among Everton’s defence in terms of giving the ball away. When West Bromwich Albion won possession high up the pitch in the 10th minute, Yerry Mina (£5.5m) allowed Grady Diangana (£5.5m) too much space and time to fire in the opening goal. 

Shortly afterwards, West Brom caught Everton napping at the back once again, Jake Livermore (£5.0m) left unmarked to rattle Pickford’s right-hand post.

While the Baggies were able to add a second goal via a Matheus Pereira  (£6.0m) free-kick in the second half, the sending off certainly eased the pressure on Everton’s defence, so it will be interesting to see how Ancelotti and their players respond for the trip to Crystal Palace. They also face Liverpool in Gameweek 5…

“The result doesn’t reflect what really happened on the pitch. In the first half, they (West Brom) were better but we had a good reaction to their goal and the game was easier in the second half. We have to be better at the back but I have seen more ambition, motivation and focus (in the new season) and we have to pay attention as every game can be difficult. I am happy with a great result but if you look a performance, there are lot of points in which we we can do better. We were without balance at the beginning but after two games it’s normal that everything is not perfect” – Carlo Ancelotti

Everton’s defensive issues ensured a frustrating afternoon for those invested in Digne, who picked up more than 300,000 new owners for Gameweek 2. As he conceded two goals and did not manage an attacking return, the Frenchman followed up last week’s 12-pointer with a round score of just one.

That said, there was still plenty to admire in Digne’s performance, with enough indicators of his Fantasy potential this season.

The Frenchman was a constant thorn in West Brom’s side, the most targetted player of any pass from Rodríguez on Saturday afternoon. As a result, Digne was heavily involved in Everton’s attacking play down the left-hand side and high up the pitch. While the Colombian is likely to reduce Digne’s set piece appeal compared to last season, the left-back remains involved. In fact, he crashed Sam Johnstone‘s (£4.5m) crossbar with a venomous direct free-kick around the hour-mark. Further big hauls are almost certainly around the corner…

Everton XI (4-3-3): Pickford; Digne, Mina, Keane, Coleman; Doucouré (Sigurdsson 65′), Allan, Gomes; Richarlison, Calvert-Lewin (Iwobi 71′), Rodríguez (Kean 78′).

West Bromwich Albion XI (5-4-1): Johnstone; Gibbs, O’Shea, Bartley, Ajayi, Furlong; Diangana (Edwards 71′), Sawyers (Field 75′), Livermore, M Pereira (M Phillips 71′); C Robinson.

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2,528 Comments Post a Comment
  1. DIMITRIS
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    What should I do with Auba and Nketiah? Switch to:
    A) Sterling + DCL ( I already have JRod)
    B) Rashford + Martial
    C) Rashford + Jimenez
    D) Mahrez + Jesus
    E) Mahrez + Martial
    F) KDB + Wilson
    or something else ?

    1. Freshy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      A

    2. Tonyawesome69
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 14 days ago

      A

    3. Phil's Stamps
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Jimenez + no idea or F.

  2. Tempestic
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    1ft 0ITB - Would you wildcard this lot?
    McCarthy* - Steer
    TAA Davies** Ayling* Taylor Mitchell
    Auba** Salah Alli** Soucek Bissouma
    Werner Martial Adams

    Big lack of City, Wolves and Everton assets as well

    1. Freshy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Auba to KDB
      Alli to jRod
      Adams to DCL
      Davies to Lampety
      Do 1 or 2 now and rethink later

      1. Tempestic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Could go Auba > KDB, Alli > Pulli if hes confirmed fit otherwise
        No DCL is a bit of a concern, last season I went the entire time without Ings coz I just could never get him in despite being so cheap and I dont want a repeat of that... punished me every single week

    2. Bleh
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Similar team to me, thinking of doing Alli > Rodriguez and Auba > KDB (-4) this week. Martial > Jimmy next week after United play Brighton.

      1. Tempestic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Yeh could be an option

        Tbf Martial at home to spurs is probably a very sound fixture also

        1. Bleh
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          True, can assess after the Brighton game. If he looks good, will use that gameweek to deal with Davies first.

    3. doher.ty
        2 months, 14 days ago

        WC 100%

    4. All about the galacticos
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Which to do?
      A) Auba to KDB
      B) Willian to HamezRodrigues

      1. Freshy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        A

      2. Boberella
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Both for a hit

    5. Infected by ebolasie
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Im considering a wild card this week but dont want to pull the trigger just yet.

      Would this be wise?
      Tonight with 2 FT: Auba + Adams -> Jrod + Jimi
      To avoid the potential 0.2 swing of Jrod and Adams

      And after Monday I can either hold, pull the wildcard or take one hit to do either Son -> Sterling or ASM -> Podence

      The reason I want to do this is mainly to avoid the price changes while not pulling the WC trigger before watching all of the weekends fixtures.

      1. Freshy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Way to early to be taking hits for price changes sake Its about points not TV

        1. Tempestic
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Why would it ever be too early? Too late in the season yes, too early? Doesnt make sense

          I get if ur just against hits for TV at all times tho

        2. Infected by ebolasie
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Im not taking a hit though. The first 2 transfers are free

      2. sozopol
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        I would do those two frees, and probably hold for the week.

    6. Cak Juris
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      A. Is Milivojevic not regular starter anymore?
      B. Who is penalty taker for Crystal Palace now?

      1. doher.ty
          2 months, 14 days ago

          A - He is not
          B - Zaha

        • UNDERWORLD7
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Mili, No but will take pens when on the pitch

      2. Albrightondknight
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        I really want to see Che play tomorrow. That will make my decision whether to go for double Che or double Eve attack. Chelsea haven’t gone away as a decent option yet with one poor game - great fixtures after the pool game.

        1. LSK
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          What does Adams’ performance tomorrow have to do with Chelsea or Everton attack?

          1. Albrightondknight
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            Adams I need to see too but he would only go if I decide on DCL. Extra Che attacker would be a midfielder.

          2. Albrightondknight
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            Could go Alli and Davis to
            DCL and 4.5 mid too and change formation

            1. LSK
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 14 days ago

              DCL looking like the value pick at the minute. Might fizzle out like Tammy did last season but must be worth jumping on whilst he’s hot. Liked what Carlo was saying about him in the interview too. One touch goals mean he’s going to be hanging around the six yard box a lot.

              1. LSK
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 14 days ago

                Then again, double Chelsea attack against West Brom could be a game changer.

                1. tokara
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 14 days ago

                  Problem is which 2 chelsea... Good ones all injured

                  1. LSK
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 14 days ago

                    True. Such a pity that it seems Pulisic is going to be injury prone. He’d be nailed in my team otherwise. Not sure I’ll trust him even when he’s back playing again. Werner and James could work though.

                    1. tokara
                      • 6 Years
                      2 months, 14 days ago

                      Not sure if james is nailed. What happens when azpi is back?

                      I dun like Wener, he is always drifting away from the box (i think)

                      1. LSK
                        • 2 Years
                        2 months, 14 days ago

                        I don’t think he’s nailed yet either, but think he can displace Azpilicueta this season. Not guaranteed and a risk for sure. But a risk worth taking imo, especially with Palace looking decent enough for Mitchell to cover if he doesn’t play.

                        1. tokara
                          • 6 Years
                          2 months, 14 days ago

                          U have a point, thanks

      3. Atletico Junior
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Richarlison or DCL? Money not an issue

        1. Firmino
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Money is always an issue. DCL better value.

      4. Firmino
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        There is no point doing Havertz -> Rodriguez now when I didn't do it before deadline for a hit?

        1. Albrightondknight
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          No point watch him play first unless you might get priced out.

      5. Will1988
          2 months, 14 days ago

          2 FT, 0.0 ITB

          McCarthy
          TAA VVD Dier Taylor
          Aubameyang Salah Alli
          Werner Adams Mitrovic

          Subs: Nyland KWP ASM Reed

          Thinking
          Aubameyang to Podence
          Adams to Jimenez

          With Alli to KDB/Sterling the week after.

          Thoughts appreciated, Thanks.

          1. LSK
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            Decent enough moves but West Ham weren’t too bad today, I’d personally do it the other way around. Auba to City mid this week and bring in the Wolves duo next week.

            1. Bleh
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 14 days ago

              This

            2. Will1988
                2 months, 14 days ago

                Thanks mate

          2. bitars
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            Who will take pens for Everton now with Sigurdsson on the bench?

            1. unlethal
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 14 days ago

              Feels like James could take them

          3. SC0TT42O
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            Overall rank: 231. Pretty good start boys!

            1. bitars
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 14 days ago

              Wow, link team!

              1. SC0TT42O
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 14 days ago

                Leno
                James Gabriel Digne
                ASM Bruno JRod Rashford
                Lacazette DCL (c) Martial

                Button, Foden, VVD, James

                I had captain Salah, Vardy, Jimenez last week then wildcarded to bring in some Mancs.

                Let me down big time today haha

                1. SC0TT42O
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 14 days ago

                  My mistake...Justin is the RCB
                  Leno
                  Justin Gabriel Digne
                  ASM Bruno JRod Rashford
                  Lacazette DCL (c) Martial
                  SUBS: Button, Foden, VVD, James

            2. doher.ty
                2 months, 14 days ago

                lucky

            3. JURGENAUT
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              2 months, 14 days ago

              So havertz, Ings and soucek falling in price tonight?

              1. Chenku╰☆╮
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 14 days ago

                Looks like it

              2. Puntillimon
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 14 days ago

                Soucek a risk?

              3. Klaren
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 14 days ago

                Soucek not tonight, probably tomorrow or Monday.

            4. Kay317
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 14 days ago

              Would you switch Richi to DCL or keep him? Didn't see the game so don't know if he looked dangerous or not. Worried if I keep him DCL is going to drive me mad scoring every week.

              1. doher.ty
                  2 months, 14 days ago

                  what? keep! Rich has looked very dangerous.

                  1. Kay317
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 14 days ago

                    He looked better than DCL in first game but I didn't see today's so was just wondering. He's a big differential in my mini leagues so glad you said that.

                • BenDavies
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 14 days ago

                  keep rich

                  1. Kay317
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 14 days ago

                    Cheers

              2. BenDavies
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 14 days ago

                That Richarlison "shot" from the James lofted pass was going wide before DCL put it in, right?

                1. teamjadson
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  2 months, 14 days ago

                  Yes

              3. Puntillimon
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 14 days ago

                If price not an issue

                Adama or podence?

                1. Kay317
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 14 days ago

                  Podence I think. Adama playing on the wing now, Podence further forward. That's if he's nailed. Maybe wait and see one more game.

                2. Tempestic
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 14 days ago

                  Adama playing RWB

                3. teamjadson
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  2 months, 14 days ago

                  With Jota leaving, Podence and Neto are ones to watch

                4. doher.ty
                    2 months, 14 days ago

                    Neither, If price is not an issue than Salah

                    1. Puntillimon
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 14 days ago

                      Lol. I alrdy have him. Just asking between these 2 wolves players

                      1. doher.ty
                          2 months, 14 days ago

                          I know, just pulling your leg. Pod - Adama is playing RWB

                  • teamjadson
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    2 months, 14 days ago

                    A-James
                    B-Greenwood
                    C-Zaha
                    Over the next 5-6 weeks?

                    1. Kay317
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      2 months, 14 days ago

                      Zaha looking decent, if I could get him in without hits I would. Playing like he's got a point to prove.

                      1. teamjadson
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        2 months, 14 days ago

                        Has best fixtures imo

                    2. IRBOX ⚽
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 14 days ago

                      Has to be A

                      1. teamjadson
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        2 months, 14 days ago

                        Haha profile pic makes sense

                  • Disturbed
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 14 days ago

                    Time to wc this lot?

                    mccarthy
                    taa davies egan
                    salah auba bruno soucek
                    ings dcl mitro

                    nyland taylor mitchell bissouma

                    1. teamjadson
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      2 months, 14 days ago

                      Spurs just signed Reguillon who will most likely take Davies place soon. I would wait on Bruno as he and united were poor today

                    2. Kay317
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      2 months, 14 days ago

                      Ings to Jimenez, Davies to Saiss and auba to KDB. Not sure wild card needed.

                    3. The Knights Template
                      • 7 Years
                      2 months, 14 days ago

                      No way, just invite Auba to do one

                      1. Disturbed
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 6 Years
                        2 months, 14 days ago

                        So just Auba > kdb and chill?

                  • Luton_Fan
                    • 10 Years
                    2 months, 14 days ago

                    I think i should bring in a couple of luton players with porous man utd in town on Tuesday. Good idea?

                    1. The Knights Template
                      • 7 Years
                      2 months, 14 days ago

                      Yes

                  • IRBOX ⚽
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 14 days ago

                    Can never trust Arsenal or Man United with the armband. Perma captain Salah/KDB from here on

                    1. doher.ty
                        2 months, 14 days ago

                        Loopback around GW38 I want to know how this turns out.

                        1. doher.ty
                            2 months, 14 days ago

                            genuinely curious

                        2. K_UN_DE_BRU_YNE
                          • 3 Years
                          2 months, 14 days ago

                          Same thinking myself, i will neva captain utd/arsenal possibly

                        3. LSK
                          • 2 Years
                          2 months, 14 days ago

                          Or anybody playing the promoted sides. All look like they’re going to leak goals.

                        4. The Knights Template
                          • 7 Years
                          2 months, 14 days ago

                          So very true

                      • Adam Johnson
                        • 1 Year
                        2 months, 14 days ago

                        Do prices change at 2 or 2:30am?

                        1. doher.ty
                            2 months, 14 days ago

                            Guess that depends where you're located Mr. Johnson

                            1. Adam Johnson
                              • 1 Year
                              2 months, 14 days ago

                              Ireland

                          • Peter Ouch
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 2 Years
                            2 months, 14 days ago

                            In between

                        2. Sun Jihai
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 8 Years
                          2 months, 14 days ago

                          Best 4.5m defender for the next few games? Have Ayling but pretty disappointed in Leeds defensively so far. Lamptey maybe, or is CTaylor nailed?

                          1. Scholes Out Forever
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 7 Years
                            2 months, 14 days ago

                            Id say a burnley defender. Lewis could be good depending on tomorrow

                          2. Peter Ouch
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 2 Years
                            2 months, 14 days ago

                            There is no good 4.5 def now.
                            I wouldn't waste a transfer on this except if you are in WC

                            1. Sun Jihai
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 8 Years
                              2 months, 14 days ago

                              Yeah, it's tough - usually there are a lot of options. Hopefully see on how Burnley line-up.

                          3. Slurpy
                            • 5 Years
                            2 months, 14 days ago

                            Won't know who Dyche prefers at LB until tomorrow so I'd wait. We keep more clean sheets when Taylor plays but Pieters gets more attacking returns. Bardsley is nailed as Is Kevin Long until Mee gets back in a month or so

                          4. Phil's Stamps
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 9 Years
                            2 months, 14 days ago

                            The consensus is that CTaylor is nailed but we'll find out this week. I have him and am in the market for another 4.5 to replace Bavies after a couple of games. I hear good things about Ayling/Dallas but I agree, despite playing well shipping 7 goals in their first two games is not the kind of team you go looking for defenders from. Lamptey is also popular on here but clean sheets are a def's bread and butter and the guy plays for Brighton.

                            I think one who is being overlooked is Targett. Villa improved enormously in defence after Restart and Martinez will surely only add to that. Plus the fact that they put a lot of crosses into the box last season with little end product but hopefully Watkins will remedy that (good in the air and scored a bullet header against Utd pre-season). He also rotates well with Burnley/Southampton for those already with Taylor/KWP.

                            After Mee and Tark are fit I am also tempted to double up Taylor & Bardsley if it looks like they are nailed; no reason Burnley can't get a lot of CS this season when they're all back.

                        3. Scholes Out Forever
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 7 Years
                          2 months, 14 days ago

                          Really at a loss of what to do here as I've kind of cornered myself with price changes...

                          Mccarthy - 4.0
                          TAA - Davies* - Justin* - Vinagre* - Mitchell
                          Salah - Auba - Alli* - Soucek - 4.5
                          Werner - Martial - Adams

                          Have 2ft but really tempted to WC. Alli to Jrod is basically done, is Auba + Martial --> Mahrez + jimenez (-4) too punty? Will of course wait for city game tomorrow about Mahrez

                          Appreciate any help guys!

                          1. nerd_is_the_werd
                            • 1 Year
                            2 months, 14 days ago

                            Auba + Martial are ~4mil more expensive, so may not be the best value move.
                            You could just do Auba --> De Bruyne / Sterling for free.

                        4. nerd_is_the_werd
                          • 1 Year
                          2 months, 14 days ago

                          So if Werner blanks v Liverpool, will he drop in price for the following gameweek?

                          1. Chenku╰☆╮
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 6 Years
                            2 months, 14 days ago

                            Yep most definitely

                          2. All about the galacticos
                            • 6 Years
                            2 months, 14 days ago

                            50/50
                            i'd bring in for this fixture as most obvious captaincy for the week
                            but some will lose patience and go to dcl or mitro
                            i think it will be close

                        5. Pep Roulette
                          • 3 Years
                          2 months, 14 days ago

                          Adams won't fall tonight, right?

                          1. Chenku╰☆╮
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 6 Years
                            2 months, 14 days ago

                            He might

                        6. MindlessFreak2
                          • 2 Years
                          2 months, 14 days ago

                          Why didn’t the Transfers reset after the GW2 deadline ?

                          1. Chenku╰☆╮
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 6 Years
                            2 months, 14 days ago

                            They don't. They carry on..

                            1. MindlessFreak2
                              • 2 Years
                              2 months, 14 days ago

                              I’m sure they used to reset last year and the years before that ?

                        7. unlethal
                          • 4 Years
                          2 months, 14 days ago

                          How long till price changes happen?

                          1. Peter Ouch
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 2 Years
                            2 months, 14 days ago

                            15 to 30

                          2. All about the galacticos
                            • 6 Years
                            2 months, 14 days ago

                            soon

                        8. Puyol Pants Up
                          • 6 Years
                          2 months, 14 days ago

                          Early wildcarders, are you wildcarding before GW 4 or before GW 5 (International break)

                          1. LSK
                            • 2 Years
                            2 months, 14 days ago

                            Now.

                        9. UNDERWORLD7
                          • 9 Years
                          2 months, 14 days ago

                          Right, didn’t think i would WC, but here we are, i think i have to, damn price changes.

                          Going from this (asterisks players i’m don’t like):

                          McCarthy*
                          Davies* - TAA - Justin*
                          ASM* - Salah - Bruno - Auba*
                          Mitro* - Werner - Adams*
                          ________________________
                          Steer: Taylor: Bissouma*: Ferguson

                          To this:

                          Martinez
                          Saiss - Robertson - James
                          Podence - KDB/Sterling - Salah - Rodriguez
                          Jiminez - Werner - DCL
                          _____________________________________
                          Steer: Anguissa: Mitchell: Ferguson

                          I know i know the bench sucks, but at least one of the Palace defenders would play, and had zero city wolves or everton in original team.

                          Overall, thoughts guys? Could REALLY do with some input/guidance before price changes.

                          Thank you kindly 🙂

                          1. SalahFingers
                            • 2 Years
                            2 months, 14 days ago

                            If you are wildcarding, then you don't need advice right now. Just buy all the people rising and sell anyone dropping in price. Next 2 days of games, something could happen that causes others to rise.

                            You can fix everything else later. Wait till this gameweek is over first, get all rises, then make your changes on the last day. You can decide which price rises to drop and settle on your final team.

                            1. UNDERWORLD7
                              • 9 Years
                              2 months, 14 days ago

                              Very true, i suppose it doesn’t matter regardless does it if i am WC’ing.
                              However, from the original team, would you propose that it is indeed worth a WC?

                              1. SalahFingers
                                • 2 Years
                                2 months, 14 days ago

                                Your old team is fine. You don't need to wildcard.

                                However, many are wildcarding right now because of price rises. So if that's your priority, it looks like a good time to do it.

                                Personally, I'm wildcarding. I generally do it in week 1-3 every season regardless.

                                1. UNDERWORLD7
                                  • 9 Years
                                  2 months, 14 days ago

                                  Thanks SF, yeah, the price rises aren’t my main strife, but they are forcing my hand a bit, it does look a good time to do it though i agree, and it covers bases and allows some flexibility for the long term too.
                                  Me too, always wc early, just thought it’d be different this season, but this so far actually suits an early WC 🙂

                          2. LSK
                            • 2 Years
                            2 months, 14 days ago

                            I was in the same boat and have wildcarded. My end team will be very similar to yours just with Zaha and Trent over Robertson and Hamez. Currently filled with risers just in case I decide I want them.

                            1. UNDERWORLD7
                              • 9 Years
                              2 months, 14 days ago

                              Cheers LSK, good to know i’m notnon my own here, it’s a tough spot to be in isn’t it, like....not wanting to WC but feeling it’s the right thing to do as opposed to doing it out of panic kinda thing.
                              Good strategy you’re using, and like SF says just above, just fill it with risers and adjust accordingly.

                          3. All about the galacticos
                            • 6 Years
                            2 months, 14 days ago

                            gtg,
                            no need to commit to a team yet
                            hit the WC, bring in the risers and start playing around with it
                            get team you want then fix bench when you get more info
                            I have 3 4.0m defenders, 4.5m mid. no pool defence either.
                            at the moment I don't know any defence worth buying into yet, maybe just wolves

                            1. UNDERWORLD7
                              • 9 Years
                              2 months, 14 days ago

                              Cheers bud! Yep totally agree, fix accordingly....bring in risers so not hindered any further etc. I don’t see any defence defo buying into either yet apart from Wolves tbh.
                              Just pains me to use the WC early, but i also feel it’ the right thing to do with fixtures stretching far with some teams like everton and wolves, and the WC has to be used by gw 16 anyways haha

                              1. All about the galacticos
                                • 6 Years
                                2 months, 14 days ago

                                if you have more than 4 players you want to fix, just get ahead.
                                i hit wildcard this week. there were too many fires to put out, i'd always feel a week or two behind
                                i just nipped in bud
                                my rationale, is there are no dgw this half of season and if longterm it earns points, why not
                                but don't do it just cause of prices, gotta be a team you think is a big improvement

                                1. UNDERWORLD7
                                  • 9 Years
                                  2 months, 14 days ago

                                  Cheers man! Oh for sure, has to be for a team you think will vastly be superior to the one ya wc’ing from, and thankfully, i’ve just done it, just got it in time before the changes.
                                  True what ya say there with always feeling a week or two behind, and it takes to long to acquire the players you want and lose out on their form/points as a result from waiting.
                                  A part of me didn’t wanna wc, but yeah, feels much hetter having done it now 😉

                          4. nerd_is_the_werd
                            • 1 Year
                            2 months, 14 days ago

                            If you had to do just one transfer I'd try Auba --> KDB.
                            KDB will go up in price, and Auba can't seem to score big points.

                            Wildcard can be risky if it doesn't immediately work out, but new squad looks quite good to turn to.

                          5. Hotdogs for Tea
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 5 Years
                            2 months, 13 days ago

                            no need to WC and nothing a -4 wouldn’t fix

                            7 of your players haven’t even played this week and of the starters Auba and Mitro posted returns

                            Adams to DCl plus sell Auba to free some cash and get City or Chelsea player

                        10. SalahFingers
                          • 2 Years
                          2 months, 14 days ago

                          Is https://www.fantasyfootballfix.com/ a scam to get your password?

                          Looks professional and all, but I don't like how you need to type in your FPL password. This gives them your FPL login details and it means they could do dodgy stuff with it. It should be a lot better handled.

                          Does anyone use it or know anything about it.

                          1. Chenku╰☆╮
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 6 Years
                            2 months, 14 days ago

                            It's a legit site. I use it and have s lifetime account. I recommend for sure. They don't save your password either.

                            1. SalahFingers
                              • 2 Years
                              2 months, 14 days ago

                              How do you know they don't save your password?

                              You are literally giving them your password. How do you know what the backend does with that information?

                        11. Bruno Bruno!!
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 5 Years
                          2 months, 14 days ago

                          What moves would you make:

                          Johnstone
                          TAA KWP Taylor Dier
                          Auba ASM Son Rashford
                          Jiminez Werner

                          Button Mitchell Pereira Davis

                          2FT 1.5m itb

                          1. The Knights Template
                            • 7 Years
                            2 months, 14 days ago

                            Auba to KDB/Sterling

                          2. SalahFingers
                            • 2 Years
                            2 months, 14 days ago

                            Maybe ASM to Zaha or James Rodriguez?

                          3. A-L
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 4 Years
                            2 months, 14 days ago

                            I had 2 FT and just did Auba + Rash + Davis -> Salah + Hamez + DCL before price rises for a -4