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

    Any suggestions on this WC team?

    McCarthy
    Digne James Saiss
    Salah KDB JRodriguez Zaha
    Werner DCL Jimenez

    (Button, Mitchell, Anguissa, Justin)

    No Liverpool defenders is an obvious issue but plan to get one in after 2 GWs by downgrading one of Zaha, Rodriguez or Werner depending on performance.

    1. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      You have the same three starting defenders and forward line that I have currently on my WC team so I do like that...actually it's freakishly similar as I've Mo, Kev and JRod also. The difference being I've gone with Pope & Kilch over your McCarthy & Zaha in starting XI...GL!

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

        Thanks GL to you too!

        I'm just a big fan of Zaha when playing forward, that's why I went with him but Klich should do well too and Pope is a definite upgrade over McCarthy.

  2. Chung8
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Bamford or Mitro?

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

      Mitro for me. Better fixtures.

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

        Also Bamford is getting 60-70 min a game while Mitrovic is likely to play the full game most of the time.

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

          Bamford for me - will get lots of chances created for him whereas Mitro's on his own.

  3. Gatekeeper22
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Lindelof is a cheat, there's no place for such disrespect of the rules. If he didn't want to handball it he should have used his head.

      1. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        yawn

    • KanteTouchThis
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Bottomed
      On wc

      Mccharty 4.0
      James Mitchell Justin kwp Lewis
      Salah Kdb Bruno JamRod bissou
      Werner dcl Bamford

      Ideas? Downgrade Bruno and get Taa and another upgrade?

      Can get
      Mccarthy 4.0
      James Mitchell Justin Taa saiss
      Podenc Kdb Bruno JamRod salah
      Werner dcl brewster

      Thoughts?

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

        Anyone?

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

        Looks too complicated. Give us some options or something.

      3. C0YS
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Downgrade Bruno, get TAA

    • jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Liking my wildcard and have decided on Salah rather than Trent & Robbo defensive double up...feel there won't be so many CS this season.
      Reece James and Klich look the only real punts...the later has pens though and I feel that James should get his fair share of game time.
      I honestly hadn't considered adding a MUN asset even before that Palace disaster...that result though and the overall performance in particular sadly cemented my decision!

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

        Liverpool didn't keep many CS beginning of last season either. Many argue that it was due to Alisson's injury but actually Liverpool were giving away so many chances and Adrian had a quite good performance (which obviously didn't continue vs Atletico in CL).

        So they might get tighter again but in my opinion, it will take a while.

        1. jia you jia you
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          yeah seen and commented on your WC team above mate....I feel comfortable going without a LIV defender for the next few GWs at least

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

        I started with my Big Red defence and quickly abandoned it on my WC. It's not just Liverpool - it really does look like rule-changes will result in more pens and fewer clean sheets. More pens screams Salah. It also makes Klich less of a punt, so I'd say you're very much on the right lines.
        I was jammy enough to have RJames for his first goal, but ditched him in my WC to go cheap (Saiss my only 5m in my back 7); I'm also concerned that he'll be rotated when Chilwell and Azpi are available.
        I have Bruno but am looking at a 2FT to get Salah for him long-term. That will leave me United free.

        1. jia you jia you
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Yeah, we're on the same wavelength...I was surprised how quickly I set up my WC...I know it's only 2 weeks of data and it could fall flat but I'm quietly confident! Totally agree on the rule change and also a gut feeling that CS will be far less this season than in previous ones...Cheer mate!

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

            Was you initial plan GW3 WC?

            1. jia you jia you
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 14 days ago

              pretty much the plan mate as I had the Arsenal triple up and bench boosted in GW1

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

            Our midfield will end up predictably similar too - JamRod, KDB. I regrettably went with Bruno and will have to wait 2 weeks to dump him for Salah, so you'll have a head-start there.

            1. jia you jia you
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 14 days ago

              I've been a huge Salahless advocate in previous seasons but how he impressed me in GW1...I just can't go without knowing that he could be better than ever this season (I tend to trust my eye test)

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

                Same here, wc to get salah back

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

      Micheal Keane the best 5.0 replacement for Davies? Can see him get a few more goals with the quality of Digne and Hames

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

        Good choice, but better at Wolves, I'd say.

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

        Saiss maybe

      3. Holmes
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Is Saiss still 5? Would prefer a Wolves defender or Reece over Everton

      4. KUN+10
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Whats wrong with Davies?

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

          They signed a new LB

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

        Thanks all, Wolves do look great especially for the next 5 games

    • Silent Friend
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Used WC to get Bruno, what should I do now

      1. Holmes
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Sit back and enjoy penalties from next week...

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

          😀

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

        Suck it up for now - three easy games ahead. Plan a 2FT in due course.

    • Chung8
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      WC team
      Nyland Mcarthy
      Mitchell, TAA, Saiss, Dallas, 4.0
      Salah, KDB, Zaha,Jrod, Pereira
      Werner,DCL, Bamford

      What do you think? All out attack and get price rises

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

        Would get Jiminez by downgrading TAA

        1. Chung8
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Jiminez for DCL?

      2. George James
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Nice but need Wolves attack with those fixtures

    • Amey
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Don't spunk WC guys ... Stay Calm ....

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

        Bit late for me - I hit the iceberg a week ago!
        (To be fair, my pre-WC team would have sunk).

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

          Hopefully you like your team now then 🙂

          I'm having a bad GW. Only thing i should have and don't have is Everton. Not bothered though. At least atm.

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

        There is a case for using it i think. Wolves fixture turn, city players, everton, getting rid of Davies, Vinagre,...

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

          GL then

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

            I not on WC hahah but thanks anyway

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

              I'm going to stick on No Everton at least atm 😀
              Let's see

              1. Urchin
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 14 days ago

                Good. Wasting a FT or hit to get them now doesn't fit well with me.
                ( I had James from GW1)
                But who knows this maybe the real deal Everton and we are wrong

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

                  I think at least next 3 GW's is no issues.
                  Palace Brighton & Pool.

                  No point in chasing points scored this GW i guess. I'm rather getting Werner IN and going to © him.

              2. Make United Great Again
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 14 days ago

                Don’t be stubborn

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

                  That's the point yes. I'll let these next 3 fixtures go by and watch them play. Will snap up DCL or James if they are really IN for a great season.

                  Palace Brighton Pool aren't easy games IMO

      3. Holmes
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        The urge is real 😉

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

          Ha Ha
          Yes. A bad GW & WC in hand 😉

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

        In my first season i hit wc in gw3, almost got into top 10k but finished 15k. 2 game weeks is good enough to make a good judgement.

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

          Hitting a WC after a disastrous GW just to chase last GW's players hurted me previously.
          So just a thought

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

            If I'd gone for last week's players I'd have got DCL rather than spend more on Richarl with his underlyings! No, I shifted from a heavy to a super-cheap defence, and corrected my mis-placed faith in Frank telling us Pulisic was ready and the myth of Mou's second-season syndrome. I kept the faith with Wolves and added Toffees due to incoming fixtures. My only real regret is hanging onto my Leeds defence (cheap enough to bench though).

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

              Nice 🙂

              Good that you cought Everton points. I'm not sure about leeds defense as they seem naive about gameplan.

              Can't see them keeping many CS if they keep playing so open. It's fun watching them though 🙂

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

                I think it takes Bielsa a long time to thoroughly drill his teams, and replacing White with Koch is causing problems. The lad will get it in time, so I'll stick with Meslier as 2nd keeper and Ayling for now.

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

                  Meslier looks like a Kepe 😀

                  Let's in soft goals ha ha.

                  Ayling is electric !

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

                    I had a superb secret rotation system with him and McCarthy. Macca might get a couple of extra games while the Frenchie sorts himself out.

      5. fish&chips
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Too late. Hit the button this morning 😀

        A lot of new options have opened up with fixture turns so I think it's a good opportunity to use it, particularly if you're sitting at 4.5m like me. Haha

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

          I'm at 680k and going outside of 1m.
          OR at so early shouldn't bother you 🙂

          If you have 5/6 changes, fine. No coming back 😉

          1. fish&chips
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            Yes, OR is not a big deal but my team had fires all over the place so seemed like the right time. Let's see!!

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

      I know that Zaha is a trap...

      1. Holmes
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Maybe. Maybe not.

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

        Think he offers good value, up front and Eze to offer more creativity

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

        Doesn't look like it - I got him in. If I'm wrong, Grealish, Beeky and Foden are waiting.

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

      Hello Dz friends. How is the gameweek looking till now? What do you need from today's games?

      1. Urchin
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Hey, good to see you again dreams. Long time. Hope all good at your end?
        James Klich Mitrovic Auba (c)
        Cant complain really

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

          All good here. Thanks Urchin. Your score's looking good till now.

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

        Arrow is green, hoping for a payback from Kane and LIV defense today.

        1. Urchin
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Same

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

          Haha. Same here. A Vvd double would be awesome with a cleansheet.

      3. Urchin
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Is there a DZ league?

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

          Don't know. Should create one.

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

        Hello !
        Pool CS
        Wilson Goals
        Vardy Fail 😀

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

          I would not mind the Vardy fail as long as Barnes does something. Pool clean sheet desperately needed.

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

            Vardy fail is personal.
            I ignored him and kept Martial from start. Can't take another haul 🙂

    • KanteTouchThis
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      On wc

      Bruno + kwp + bissou + Bamford

      Or

      Greenwood + Taa + Podence + brewster

      Or ditch United entirely?

      1. Holmes
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Ditch United

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

          What do you recommend in the 7.5 - 8 range. Already have jrod

          (budget is 7.9 but fan manage the 0.1)

          1. Holmes
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            Zaha

      2. FPL ElasticO
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        I'm also undecided what to do with Utd.... I think we rushed too early to get them, should have wait..... Utd assets ruined my team structure..... & my future transfer plans.....

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

          Absolute disaster for me.

          -4 to get Bruno and Awb, losing Taa along the way.

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

        Ditch United already. At least the defence for now.

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

      Who to replace Auba??

      A. KDB
      B. Sterling
      C. James & upgrade Davis to DCL
      D. Any other options

      1. Urchin
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Geet James irrespective. But also find a way to get KDB.

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

          Then I will have to downgrade Rashford after just one week.....

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

            I'd do it. (did it with Bruno)

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

      What to do with Man Utd players in our teams??

      1. Holmes
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Hold for couple of games and reassess after that

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

        I hope they get relegated. By far they played worse than wba leeds fulham.

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

          Yeah.... awful defence..... & they are chasing Sancho.... should try to sought out the defensive play first.....

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

            The challenge is they cant buy if they cant sell

            Even they get sancho they will likely be the same

            Ole is clueless

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

        Depends who they are. I reckon the attack will click soon enough, but the defence is poor. you'd want shot of your Shaws and AWBs and suchlike.

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

          currently on Rashford.... I'm also thinking of hold for 2 GWs....

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

      Woke up in panic at 4:04 am!
      Looked at phone.. Auba to James transfer was in place but not confirmed.

      "Scrivens!", I thought, "I have missed the price rises and effectively wasted 0.5!"

      But James didn't rise!

      Should I go for it now?? Selling Auba feels a bit cray cray, bute has not so great fixtures until Villa in GW8 and is coming off the back of an unimpressive performance.

      This would leave me a huge 5.0 ITB and allow me to upgrade many spots and bring in potential price risers / haulers for the next few game weeks..

      Or should I just go back to sleep 😉

      1. Holmes
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Go back to sleep, more than 20hrs left for price changes

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

        12m for a midfielder?

      3. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Watch the games today then decide.

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

        I mean, lose the slightly overpriced Auba in exchange for the freedom 2 bring in any multiples of James EVE, zaha, Chelsea assets, wolf assets, Burnley def etc for the next few gameweeks and then get him back in later

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

          You definitely want to lose Auba, but see which Liverpool or City asset is the best replacement first.

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

            Actually, I am seriously thinking of skipping Liverpool and Man city assets right now. There is so much value to be had elsewhere, basing my season strategy on huge team value and grabbing the nailed and performing big hitters in the New year.

            I would probably focus on getting in multiple CHE, WOL and EVE assets over the next couple of gameweeks

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

          Yes certainly will watch the games today first. Was just after a feel on whether even considering transferring him out was daft.

          It seems to be that, so far, not so many are against this radical policy...

    • The Red Devil
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Zaha or James? Already getting DCL

      1. Holmes
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Zaha

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

        Try both

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

        Can't decide either. If Zaha has pens it might swing it.

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

          Milivojevic

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

            Not starting

            1. Urchin
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 14 days ago

              Injured. Should be fit soon

    • C_Manan
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Bale at 8 mil would be tasty

      1. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        and unlikely

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

          What's he worth then ?

          1. Urchin
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            Upwards of 9 most likely. Even 10.

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

            Naff all until he gets fit. Might be some time.

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

            7.5m
            Par with James.

            Will be 2m expensive though

    • MFPL
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Hey all, any suggestions? Currently on a -4 and not sure whether to WC.

      Johnstone
      TAA Robertson KWP
      Salah KDB Rodriguez ASM
      Werner DCL Mitrovic

      Button Justin Bissouma Mitchell

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

        Keep I say.

        Who are you targeting with the wc?

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

          I’d be targeting Jimenez and Saiss specifically.

          However I’d replace Johnstone, KWP and ASM too. Potentially Werner depending how he goes against Liverpool.

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

        Your mid and fwd line are fine, I'd hold and swap your defence gradually

    • PepSala
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      How is this WC looking

      Button McCarthy
      TAA Saiss James Taylor Mitchell
      Salah KDB Zaha Podence Biss
      Werner Jimenez Mitro

      Mitro could be Calvert Lewin
      James could be Gabriel
      Taylor could be Lamptey

      1. Over Midwicket
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        I have a similar WC.

        Have Guaita, Justin, Hamez, DCL over McC, Taylor, Zaha, Mitro.

      2. FPL ElasticO
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        First of all I will hold WC for now....
        On WC I would consider James for Zaha

    • tokara
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      How many of u hames owner fuming when we saw Digne took that direct freekick from hames foul.

      Should have been hames to take!

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

        Greedy 😛

        Tbh he almost scored it.

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

          Hames scored many those b4

          🙁

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

            He should be at fault then for allowing Digne to take it. I think they'll continue to share set plays as both have some left legs 🙂

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

        Would have settled for the assist

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

          Lol ;p

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

      Anyone considering any Leeds player??

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

        Klich maybe

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

          It's the only team I've seen play 0-8-2

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

        Got Klich GW1 😉

      3. Holmes
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        None as of now

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

        Bamford when I wildcard.

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

          Rodrigo not concern you?

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

            He was sub at half time. May be not an issue for now.

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

            It does. But he has not done anything to suggest he would not be picked. I will wait till I have more idea about them.

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

        I've got 3, slightly regrettably!

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

          Are you a Leeds fan by any means?

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

            No, I'm a fan of getting cheap star players before anyone notices them. Klich worked out, Ayling and Meslier will in time.... maybe. I mean, a 4.5 wingback as attacking as Trent - that was the idea anyway.

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

              Yeah. Too soon to pass judgements. Hopefully it works out for you.

          2. FPL ElasticO
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            No

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

        I have Harrison 😀
        Should have gone Klich. But like what i saw for Harrison too.

        Bamford is also a good option no matter how much abuse he gets here. I should have ignored all here and gone with him. Lack of knowledge about championship costed me i guess. Gone with Johnstone as GK too. Now i see WBA are sh t 😀

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

          And people here say Rodrigo will replace Bamford lol

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

          Costa looked decent too.

    • daniel03228
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Saiss + Zaha + Brewster

      or

      Lamptey + Podence + DCL?

      1. Holmes
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        SZB

      2. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        B

    • tokara
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Klich is a season keeper, the way Leeds play we should expect more pens?

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

        I expect them to concede more penalties than get them.

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

          If they Defend so naively yeah.

          Norwood essential 😀

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

        I'm also thinking same 😮
        Will be a sideways move for me though as i have Harrison. One for WC i guess

    • CaTriEm
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      A lot of people transferring out Auba for KDB but I'm leaning towards Sterling. 5% ownership and a great differential captain for next GW. Hopefully no injuries vs Wolves.

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

        I'm ignoring EO atm. And yes with you on Raz.

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

        Without silva in the team, kdb should be able to do his thing.

      3. Over Midwicket
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        City have middling fixtures and KDB scores very heavily against gold teams. That and his ownership makes it unnecessary to take the risk with Raz

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

          I dunno. I've got KDB but if I was wildcarding now, I might lean towards Raz now that Kun is out so long. Can't do anything until GW6 now when I could either switch them or lose Salah and get both. Plenty time to take stock.

    • Messiah Hazard
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      A) Rashford and Son
      B) KDB and some 6m midfielder...

      Which one for the long term??

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

        B

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

        B. I am going with Kdb and Pereira. Yet to find a solid 6m midfielder.

        1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Trossard isn't a bad shout at all

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

          Pereira and Diangana are good players - pity they're the only two really good players in the team. Unless WBA get their defence sorted, swap GKs and sign a striker I think the team as a whole will struggle and it's going to stifle Pereira and Diangana

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

            True that. I am looking to shift him out soon as soon as I find a reliable option.

      3. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        B

      4. Messiah Hazard
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Thanks guys

    • DAZZ
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Used 2FT already, did Auba+Adams > James + DCL. Im stuck with this.

      Mccarthy
      TAA Doherty Taylor
      Salah Son James ASM
      Wilson Werner DCL
      (Nyland, Justin, Mitchell, Bissouma)

      If i was to WC, i’d likely bring in Podence, Jiminez, Zaha, KDB, and get rid of ASM, Son, Doherty. Potentiall 5/6 changes i could make. Would you stick with that team? Spurs have a good fixture

      1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        I would stick mate

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

          You dont think theres a few changes to make?

    • ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Repost : Davies to Saiss for a hit?
      Or Reed/Bissouma to Podence for a hit?
      If Davies doesn't play, I'll have to start Bissouma.. so it's basically like having a 2 pointer, even a small return from my replacement is enough to break even.

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

        I did Davies to Saiss last GW for a hit. If he plays vs Newcastle decent chance of CS though. It's the confusion with new LB signing made me sell him.

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

        I think it's worthwhile investment over next few fixtures

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

          I agree

    • ManofKent
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Costa looked better than Klich in the Leeds game, but penalties win it right?

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

        Yea says here

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

          For me, yeh

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

        They will share points by the look of it. No pattern 😀

        All madness. Bamford looks safest bet but too many Strikers i like so I'll stick with a Midfielder

    • tinear
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 14 days ago

      McCarthy
      TAA, Davies, Justin
      Salah, Auba, ASM, Son
      Werner, DCL, Mitrovic

      Nyland-Mitchell-Bissouma,KWP
      2FT,0.5itb

      Do you reckon Auba to KDB/Sterling is enough? Or downgrade TAA and upgrade Bissouma? Or any other interesting idea?

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

        Davies would be my main concern

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

          saiss would be the popular opinion here it seems

    • Jacky boy
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      thoughts on switching vinagre to saiss before city vs wolves to catch saiss' price rise ?

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

        Saiss could get a yellow and not rise - it's a gamble

        1. Jacky boy
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          injury is my concern. what if saiss and marcal get injured ? :))