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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  1. Sourabh
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Any thoughts on this one
    1) Auba -> KdB/Sterling/ Salah 1 FT
    2) Martial -> Werner for a hit just to get points of Werner playing against WBA

    Keeping Bruno for now as I think United will improve after playing these PL friendlies.

    1. Rasping Drive
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Well, Werner to Martial back to Werner is an easy route to the madhouse. See how City look against Wolves - KDB or Raz home to Leicester isn’t the worst choice in the world.

      1. Sourabh
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Thanks for clearing my mind. You really remembered my team. Btw thanks for suggestions made earlier, it turned out to be not that bad week for me

        1. Rasping Drive
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          My pleasure, Sourabh and good luck.

          1. Sourabh
            • 5 Years
            1 year, 2 months ago

            Thanks and good luck to you also.

  2. Chandler Bing
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Which transfer would you do? Have KdB but no Chelsea.

    A. Auba -> Sterling
    B. Auba -> Havertz/Pulisic

    1. Jacky boy
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      a

    2. Amey
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      I've came to conclusion that Werner is safest way into Chelsea attack. So not B

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Fully agree

      2. Rojo's Modern Life
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Lol before Pulisic plays? Nothing safe about a 9.5 striker.

        1. Amey
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          I'm not ready to wait till eternity for Pulisic to get fit. Had him at the start. Swapping him for Werner.

          Werner looked awesome vs Brighton.

    3. soumyeah
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Sterling!

      1. soumyeah
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        or obviously, de Bruyne

  3. Jacky boy
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    bottomed sorry.

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

    1. Amey
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Should be fine.
      Shrug it off if he goes Off injured or suspended 🙂

      Very less probability of that happening though

    2. Chandler Bing
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      I don't think he rises tonight. See if he goes above 100. If he does, I'd do the transfer.

      1. Jacky boy
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        thanks

  4. Flair
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 2 months ago

    25 (-4) from 4, that's irritating. Still against the WC though, let's see what happens today.

    1. Amey
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      I'm 28(-4) from 6

      I'd take your points. Today if Vardy scores big I'm doomed though.

      1. Flair
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Need Vardy to come up big yet again!

  5. Amey
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Mitrovic has earned himself a stay in my team 😀

    Fulham played well in second half IMO. Wilson will get the sack now for Werner ...

    1. Hotdogs for Tea
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      what if Wilson scores a hattie 😉

      1. Amey
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        😆

  6. Bielsa Murderball
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 2 months ago

    should i transfer jiminez out for dcl?

    1. Dreams
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      No. Jimmy has got great fixtures after Man City. How about keeping both?

    2. Bielsa Murderball
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 2 months ago

      what about jesus to dcl?

    3. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      On no account chuck Jimi out!

    4. Jacky boy
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      I'm buying jimenez this gw

    5. Pukki Blinders
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      That’s one massive knee jerk

  7. GOATMEAT
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Oh United, oh United...

    What would you do with Martial?

    Keep or sell for DCL or Jimi?

    United fixtures are not bad though and just got him so selling him would be a knee-jerk

    1. Mbeumo's Post: 7✅
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Sell

    2. Meinhoff
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Utd fixtures are pretty bad tho

      1. GOATMEAT
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Yeah, actually you are right, though not super bad. Probably won't sell though as it involves -4. The goals are coming against Brighton....

    3. Pukki Blinders
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Giving them another week, then will reassess. Brought in Martial for a hit so to remove him straight away would be madness

    4. Rasping Drive
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Surely there must be an easier way than selling Martial? Who are your other strikers?

      1. GOATMEAT
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Werner & Brewster so my line-up for GW3 is

        McCarthy

        TAA James Taylor Egan

        Salah KdB JRod ASM

        Werner Martial

        Bench: Steer Lewis Bissouma Brewster

        Already did my FT Auba -> KdB and won't WC yet

        1. Rasping Drive
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          I’d keep, tbh, rather than take a -4. Brighton away is tricky but United walloped them in the corresponding fixture last season.

          If Martial grabs a goal, you will need DCL or Jimi to grab a brace just to break even. I know you know this, but sometimes it helps to write it out and read it again 😀

          1. GOATMEAT
            • 1 Year
            1 year, 2 months ago

            Cheers mate, I greatly appreciate your input! I'll try to keep my head cool and reassess after next round.

            1. Rasping Drive
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 12 Years
              1 year, 2 months ago

              Pleasure, Goatmeat, I hope everything works out for you.

  8. Mbeumo's Post: 7✅
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    On WC picked Watkins over Mitrovic thank you everyone here...(got Mitrovic gw1)

    1. Flair
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Didn't realize Watkins had blanked already.

      Make your own decisions.

        1. Rasping Drive
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          3 people responded to your original post - how is that “everyone”?

    2. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Well done.

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        I'm looking to get Watkins in GW5 when Villa's fixtures turn and we'll have had a chance to check him out. Behind him should be Grealish, Traore and a new hot inside left, so like Werner, he should have plenty of ammo put on a plate for him - something Mitro is starved of.

    3. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Nice

    4. Rojo's Modern Life
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      You realise you have to own your decisions, right?

      1. Mbeumo's Post: 7✅
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Just kidding...

    5. Amey
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      🙂

    6. Bank$y
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Well it’s possible Watkins gets a goal once Villa actually play...

    7. jia you (The No BS League -…
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      9 years on here and still can't make your own decisions...sad!

      1. tokara
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Lol

  9. Jacky boy
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    salah or werner C next gw ? currently on salah

    1. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Baggies do like to let in a lot of goals!

      1. Jacky boy
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        don't think they will concede that much each game

        1. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          More than Arsenal though, don't you think?

          1. Jacky boy
            • 5 Years
            1 year, 2 months ago

            liverpool is stronger than chelsea. add thiago too

      2. Amey
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Aye

      3. ManofKent
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Maybe we'll improve with Ivanovic, and if Billic is brave enough to play Button ahead of Johnstone, but yes at the moment our defence is a very tempting target.

    2. Dreams
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Salah

    3. Flair
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Werner should run riot

    4. jia you (The No BS League -…
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Getting in Salah and handing him the armband...Arsenal were poor v WHU and feel Liverpool will score more than a couple against them

    5. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Maybe Kane, maybe Kevin

    6. Shineonme
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      I have both but it will be on werner. WBA look terrible.

  10. Jafalad
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Which Leeds players are folk bringing in?

    Costa, Klich, Bamford?

    1. ManofKent
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Torn between Klich and Costa - Costa looks to have the edge from open play, but penalties for Klich make him very tempting.

    2. Bank$y
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Looking at Phillips and Helder Costa.

      1. jia you (The No BS League -…
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Phillips plays closer to sweeper than attacking mid

    3. jia you (The No BS League -…
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Klich, on pens swings it but I also like Harrison & Costa

  11. Flair
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Players today:

    Davies - CS
    White - CS
    TAA - Blank
    Werner - Brace
    Vardy - Brace

    Let's make it happen!

    1. ManofKent
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      I'm hoping for a Werner brace with Havertz assists (before he's out of my team) with attacking points from Robbo & TAA.

      1. Flair
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 2 months ago

        You want Havertz out before West Brom?

        1. ManofKent
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          No space on wildcard, and as a baggie fan I'm hoping Ivanovic works miracles with our defence.

          1. Amey
            • 3 Years
            1 year, 2 months ago

            Isn't it too much to ask from a old man ? 🙂

            1. ManofKent
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              1 year, 2 months ago

              He can't make it worse 🙂

    2. jia you (The No BS League -…
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Davis 1
      White 2
      TAA 15
      Werner 2
      Vardy -2

      😉

      1. Flair
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 2 months ago

        🙁

      2. Amey
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        This
        So freaking this !

    3. CR7 is Home
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Martinez - CS and Pen save
      James - assist
      robertson - assist
      salah - blank
      justin - asst

    4. Pukki Blinders
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      You are dreaming with a Spurs CS

      1. NABIL - FPL otai
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        We'll see 🙂

    5. Shineonme
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      2pts
      1pt
      5pts
      6pts
      2pts

  12. George Agdgdgwngo
    • 12 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Feels wrong, ditching after 1gw. But would you do Bruno > Hamez?

    1. Jafalad
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Hell no. Bruno will be up there with Salah as this season's top points scorer.

    2. Pukki Blinders
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Definitely not. Monitor where Bruno plays next week and then reassess

    3. Hotdogs for Tea
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Nope, Hamez was subbed off at half time

      1. Rasping Drive
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Not in the game I was watching he wasn’t.

        1. Hotdogs for Tea
          • 6 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          Dan Hames ?

      2. Pukki Blinders
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        you must've been watching a bayern game from a couple years ago

        1. Hotdogs for Tea
          • 6 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          Dan Hames for Utd

  13. Albrightondknight
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    A. Get Jimenez and hold Barnes
    B. Get DCL + enough cash for Barnes to 8.5 Che mid if needed.

    1. Puntillimon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      I prefer A

    2. Pukki Blinders
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      A

  14. Flair
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 2 months ago

    West Ham with an xG of 2.06, Antonio at 1.7... Antonio looks excellent at 6.5 and Arsenal defense still isn't perfect

    1. NABIL - FPL otai
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Sold him for DCL.. call me casual 🙂

    2. Pukki Blinders
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Sold him for martial fields a hit. Lovely

  15. ace3.1415
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Sterling vs KDB?

    1. Flair
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Raz, elite numbers without Sergio

    2. jia you (The No BS League -…
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      KdB is better for me unless Sterling really goes mental from the get go in Kun's absence...sounds boring I know but the value of pens this season could be a game changer

    3. Pukki Blinders
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Want someone I can captain so Sterling

  16. jia you (The No BS League -…
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Even if Brewster gets his move, there's no point in going without 3 strikers this season imo as there looks to be so much value there compared to last season!

    1. NABIL - FPL otai
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      This. 433 or 343 for me

  17. Albrightondknight
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Does this make sense for -4
    But will most likely wait til games are completed for the week.

    Auba Alli and Adams to
    Sterling Podence and DCL
    And it leaves 1.8 ITB right now I have zero ITB

    1. jia you (The No BS League -…
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      lovely looking -4 for sure that mate with the extra money a huge cherry on top!

      1. Albrightondknight
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Played with so many different combos of changes but I think I like this the best.

    2. tokara
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Get jim instead

      1. Albrightondknight
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Was looking at that.
        Wolves fixtures are by far the best imo so I don’t mind the attack double up.
        Jimmy over DCL could be smart but would only leave .4 ITB
        Then again holding Barnes through GW3 when gw4 and 5 look good could be smart too.
        I have James and Werner. I would have to hope that covers Che and Eve enough if I went double Wolves attack.

    3. NABIL - FPL otai
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Did Auba Alli and Antonio to
      KDB hames and DCL before price changes. For -4 of course.

      Good for you if you can wait

      1. Albrightondknight
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Nice moves. We may all have Antonio when the fixtures change.

    4. Sourabh
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      After this week's FT I'll have same three + Jimenez. So a yes from me

      1. Albrightondknight
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Do you have Werner too?

        1. Sourabh
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          Martial but thinking of doing Martial to Werner for a hit as I already have Bruno

          1. Albrightondknight
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 year, 2 months ago

            Maybe as West Brom look poor but you had reasons for getting Martial.
            Trying to get as many of Wolves Eve and Che as I can - it’s just which ones that is doing my head in !!9

            1. Sourabh
              • 5 Years
              1 year, 2 months ago

              I used WC in GW2 so ended up getting 3 Eve, 3 Wolves and 2 ManU covers. But now I think that MU is rusty so no need of two and getting Werner would be nice just to cover WBA defence

  18. niaz1982
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    2nd place chasing 1st in mini. 1st has KDB which is someone I was planning on swapping Aubs for before I see he had him. Should I stick with KDB option or go Sterling for differential?

    1. Albrightondknight
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Surely to early to be worrying about mini league rivals. Play your own game.

      1. tokara
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        This

    2. jia you (The No BS League -…
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      one and a half GWs lol

    3. Hotdogs for Tea
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      just play your own game

  19. Flair
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Digne feels like a brilliant option, still on plenty of set pieces, allowed to roam forward, and Allan makes a large difference to the midfield. Everton may have conceded two but the xGA was 0.32... defense should greatly improve going forward.

    1. NABIL - FPL otai
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Digne or recce james? Money not issue..

      1. Flair
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Digne

    2. Jafalad
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Should. Probably the most dangerous word there is.

      1. ManofKent
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        I don't see them becoming a solid defensive unit - not terrible but not solid. Digne will have to earn his place in a fantasy team on attacking returns.

    3. Pukki Blinders
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Can’t see their defensive improving greatly at all

    4. Nabs Kebabs
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      he was bombing forward at every opportunity

  20. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Is a bench of Bissouma Reed Mitchell decent enough going forward?

    1. ManofKent
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Until/if Mitchell loses place yes

    2. NABIL - FPL otai
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Not really

    3. Hotdogs for Tea
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      not very attacking so not really decent going forward, not good defending either 🙂

    4. Not again Shirley
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Well imo as long as your first eleven stay fit then you won’t need your bench. And the fact that you have a cheap bench suggests you have decent value in your first eleven so all good. Also when having players like that on your bench it avoids benching headaches

  21. jia you (The No BS League -…
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Where can I renew membership...clicked on my profile but can't see where?

    1. The Knights Template
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Bet365

  22. Bielsa Murderball
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 2 months ago

    can someone help me as to which leeds mid i should transfer in?

    1. CR7 is Home
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      the penalty one

    2. Jafalad
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Klich for me as he is on pens and has scored from open play.

    3. ManofKent
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      See discussion above - Costa probably got the edge from open play, but Klich has penalties. Harrison not a bad option either

    4. jamesjoseph2770
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Klich is the best one.But their fixtures are tricky now..

      1. S.Kuqi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        3 goals at Anfield. Fixtures might not matter

        1. jamesjoseph2770
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          It's still the 2nd week. We can't jump to conclusions yet..

        2. ManofKent
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          Liverpool's defence was having an off day...

    5. S.Kuqi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      The one with man bun

  23. S.Kuqi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    On wildcard and not sure about Hamez & Dcl double up.

    Any other mid options to consider in price range 6.5-8.0? Foden or Grealish perhaps?

    1. NABIL - FPL otai
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Just do the double up mate. Unless foden can convince us otherwise

      1. S.Kuqi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Think I'll stick with both of them despite Hames looking for assisting the assister type of player

        1. NABIL - FPL otai
          • 9 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          Yep too good to ignore imo

    2. jia you (The No BS League -…
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      I had DCL + Doucore but changed to DCL + James on WC. He is an assist the assister type but much more too with set pieces and abilty to score from range in his locker

    3. tokara
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Zaha

  24. NABIL - FPL otai
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Will be an interesting GW for me since everyone will captain Werner, Salah or a City mid.. while I'm going to captain Kane.

    1. ManofKent
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Brave but not necessarily foolhardy 🙂

      1. NABIL - FPL otai
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Looks like I'm captaining him in GW3 and 5.. unless Werner looks irresistible of course

    2. CR7 is Home
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Will monitor Spurs and Newcastles form in GW2, that game could turn out exactly like MUFC - palace

      1. NABIL - FPL otai
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Yep team form might sway it.. hope mour is not going to be as hopeless as ole

    3. jia you (The No BS League -…
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      I hate that idea I must say, as it really doesn't feel like a GW to try to be clever, but def admire the balls in it...GL

      1. NABIL - FPL otai
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Thanks jia you. Need something to push me up the ranking 🙂

    4. ivantys
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 2 months ago

      I'm currently considering jesus, kane, son or zaha for GW3 captain

      1. NABIL - FPL otai
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Back the penalty taker 😉

    5. CR7 is Home
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Also Leicester's defense is not very good, city could run riot

    6. Rasping Drive
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      I took a -8 to get Kane last year to captain him against NEW (GW3) and CRY (GW5). He scored in neither. I went down to 3.7m rank.

      Of course, lightning may not strike twice, but I would be very careful captaining Kane at home to so-called weak opposition. His record last season was pish.

  25. Flair
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Have no idea what to do with Pulisic

    1. NABIL - FPL otai
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Keep him, haplessly

    2. Pukki Blinders
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      If you’ve held him for this long may aswell keep

    3. Bielsa Murderball
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 2 months ago

      ccould transfer him out for jrod or havertz

  26. Bielsa Murderball
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 2 months ago

    guys, best 5mil or below defenders?

    1. Flair
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Saiss and Keane

    2. Sourabh
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Saiss, Lewis, Keane as starters
      Lamptey and Mitchell for bench

  27. CR7 is Home
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Hopefully Salah blanks tonight and make it east for me to double up on KDB-Raz

    1. ivantys
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Not going to be easy for pool, remember last season they were super lucky to win there.

    2. jia you (The No BS League -…
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Nobody on here has been more of a Salahless advocate than me in recent seasons but his GW1 showing was eye opening...only injury would make me change my mind on him on my wildcard

  28. jia you (The No BS League -…
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Very happy with my WC apart from having a 5.5 GK...unsure there's enough value there but I don't really like any of the cheapies this season (which is a first for em).

    1. jia you (The No BS League -…
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      *for me

    2. Bielsa Murderball
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 2 months ago

      patricio has really good fixtures:)

      1. jia you (The No BS League -…
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        prefer a Wolves defender myself so backing Pope

      2. Pukki Blinders
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Doesn't get saves and is overpriced compared to Wolves defenders. Rubbish for fpl

    3. Bielsa Murderball
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 2 months ago

      wolves had the most clean sheets since gw 25

      1. jia you (The No BS League -…
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        But the value isn't there for save points and baps when compared to Pope imo

    4. Duffy Dunk
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      You could just get a 4.5 gk & keep the 1.0 profit in the bank.
      I don't see any of the more expensive GKs being worth owning, yet.

      1. jia you (The No BS League -…
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        yeah that's in my thought process for sure but leaning towards chancing Pope

    5. Not again Shirley
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      I brought in Martinez on WC last week at 4.5. Could do a lot worse I think.

  29. S.Kuqi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Going without Taa in my wildcard team will end up in tears.

    Prefer Vvd-5.0-5.0 rather than Taa-4.5-4.5

    1. jia you (The No BS League -…
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      I'm getting rid of both Trent & Robbo on my WC

      1. Pukki Blinders
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        wonder how many weeks till you bring them straight back in

        1. jia you (The No BS League -…
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          can be done but much prefer Digne and the 5.0 bracket atm as it allows two big hitting mids and a solid squad

    2. Not again Shirley
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      I would go with that. There are so many decent players this year that you need the money for MFs and forwards.

      1. Not again Shirley
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Midfielders that is ... not Mother Flippers!

  30. Sz21
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Auba-> KDB (or possibly Sterling who I expect to do very well).
    Anything else standing out?

    McCarthy.
    Shaw, TAA, Ayling.
    Auba, Salah, Son ASM.
    Werner, DCL, Adams.
    Button, Bissouma, Mitchell, Justin.
    2ft, 0.5m ITB.