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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2,525 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Sourabh
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 3 days 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
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 3 days 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
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 3 days 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
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 3 days ago

          My pleasure, Sourabh and good luck.

          1. Sourabh
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 3 days ago

            Thanks and good luck to you also.

  2. Chandler Bing
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

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

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

    1. Jacky boy
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      a

    2. Amey
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

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

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        Fully agree

      2. Rojo's Modern Life
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

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

        1. Amey
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 3 days 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
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Sterling!

      1. soumyeah
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        or obviously, de Bruyne

  3. Jacky boy
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    bottomed sorry.

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

    1. Amey
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

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

      Very less probability of that happening though

    2. Chandler Bing
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 3 days 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
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        thanks

  4. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 3 days ago

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

    1. Amey
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      I'm 28(-4) from 6

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

      1. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 3 days ago

        Need Vardy to come up big yet again!

  5. Amey
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 3 days 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
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      what if Wilson scores a hattie 😉

      1. Amey
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        😆

  6. mayukh18
      1 month, 3 days ago

      should i transfer jiminez out for dcl?

      1. Dreams
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

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

      2. mayukh18
          1 month, 3 days ago

          what about jesus to dcl?

        • Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 3 days ago

          On no account chuck Jimi out!

        • Jacky boy
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 3 days ago

          I'm buying jimenez this gw

        • Pukki Blinders
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 3 days ago

          That’s one massive knee jerk

      3. GOATMEAT
          1 month, 3 days 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. Silent Friend
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 3 days ago

            Sell

          2. Meinhoff
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 3 days ago

            Utd fixtures are pretty bad tho

            1. GOATMEAT
                1 month, 3 days 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....

            2. Pukki Blinders
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 3 days ago

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

            3. Rasping Drive
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 3 days ago

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

              1. GOATMEAT
                  1 month, 3 days 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
                    • 11 Years
                    1 month, 3 days 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 month, 3 days 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
                          • 11 Years
                          1 month, 3 days ago

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

              2. Silent Friend
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 3 days ago

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

                1. Flair
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  1 month, 3 days ago

                  Didn't realize Watkins had blanked already.

                  Make your own decisions.

                    1. Rasping Drive
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 11 Years
                      1 month, 3 days ago

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

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

                  Well done.

                  1. Andy_Social
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 3 days 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★⚔
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 3 days ago

                  Nice

                4. Rojo's Modern Life
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 3 days ago

                  You realise you have to own your decisions, right?

                  1. Silent Friend
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 3 days ago

                    Just kidding...

                5. Amey
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 3 days ago

                  🙂

                6. Bank$y
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 3 days ago

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

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

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

                  1. tokara
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 3 days ago

                    Lol

              3. Jacky boy
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 3 days ago

                salah or werner C next gw ? currently on salah

                1. Andy_Social
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 3 days ago

                  Baggies do like to let in a lot of goals!

                  1. Jacky boy
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 3 days ago

                    don't think they will concede that much each game

                    1. Andy_Social
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      1 month, 3 days ago

                      More than Arsenal though, don't you think?

                      1. Jacky boy
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 3 days ago

                        liverpool is stronger than chelsea. add thiago too

                  2. Amey
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 3 days ago

                    Aye

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

                  Salah

                3. Flair
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  1 month, 3 days ago

                  Werner should run riot

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

                  Maybe Kane, maybe Kevin

                6. Shineonme
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 3 days ago

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

              4. Jafalad
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 3 days ago

                Which Leeds players are folk bringing in?

                Costa, Klich, Bamford?

                1. ManofKent
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 3 days 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
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 3 days ago

                  Looking at Phillips and Helder Costa.

                  1. jia you jia you
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 3 days ago

                    Phillips plays closer to sweeper than attacking mid

                3. jia you jia you
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 3 days ago

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

              5. Flair
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                1 month, 3 days ago

                Players today:

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

                Let's make it happen!

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

                    You want Havertz out before West Brom?

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

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

                      1. Amey
                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 3 days ago

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

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

                          He can't make it worse 🙂

                2. jia you jia you
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 3 days ago

                  Davis 1
                  White 2
                  TAA 15
                  Werner 2
                  Vardy -2

                  😉

                  1. Flair
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    1 month, 3 days ago

                    🙁

                  2. Amey
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 3 days ago

                    This
                    So freaking this !

                3. PogBruno
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 3 days ago

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

                4. Pukki Blinders
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 3 days ago

                  You are dreaming with a Spurs CS

                  1. NABIL - 1 season 1der
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 3 days ago

                    We'll see 🙂

                5. Shineonme
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 3 days ago

                  2pts
                  1pt
                  5pts
                  6pts
                  2pts

              6. George Agdgdgwngo
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 3 days ago

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

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

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

                2. Pukki Blinders
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 3 days ago

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

                3. Hotdogs for Tea
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 3 days ago

                  Nope, Hamez was subbed off at half time

                  1. Rasping Drive
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 11 Years
                    1 month, 3 days ago

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

                    1. Hotdogs for Tea
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 3 days ago

                      Dan Hames ?

                  2. Pukki Blinders
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 3 days ago

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

                    1. Hotdogs for Tea
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 3 days ago

                      Dan Hames for Utd

              7. Albrightondknight
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 3 days ago

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

                1. Puntillimon
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 3 days ago

                  I prefer A

                2. Pukki Blinders
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 3 days ago

                  A

              8. Flair
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                1 month, 3 days 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 - 1 season 1der
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 3 days ago

                  Sold him for DCL.. call me casual 🙂

                2. Pukki Blinders
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 3 days ago

                  Sold him for martial fields a hit. Lovely

              9. ace3.1415
                  1 month, 3 days ago

                  Sterling vs KDB?

                  1. Flair
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    1 month, 3 days ago

                    Raz, elite numbers without Sergio

                  2. jia you jia you
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 3 days 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
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 3 days ago

                    Want someone I can captain so Sterling

                • jia you jia you
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 3 days 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 - 1 season 1der
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 3 days ago

                    This. 433 or 343 for me

                • Albrightondknight
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 3 days 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 jia you
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 3 days ago

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

                    1. Albrightondknight
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 3 days ago

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

                  2. tokara
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 3 days ago

                    Get jim instead

                    1. Albrightondknight
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 3 days 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 - 1 season 1der
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 3 days 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
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 3 days ago

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

                  4. Sourabh
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 3 days ago

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

                    1. Albrightondknight
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 3 days ago

                      Do you have Werner too?

                      1. Sourabh
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 3 days ago

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

                        1. Albrightondknight
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 5 Years
                          1 month, 3 days 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
                            • 4 Years
                            1 month, 3 days 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

                • niaz1982
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 3 days 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
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 3 days ago

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

                    1. tokara
                      • 6 Years
                      1 month, 3 days ago

                      This

                  2. jia you jia you
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 3 days ago

                    one and a half GWs lol

                  3. Hotdogs for Tea
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 3 days ago

                    just play your own game

                • Flair
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  1 month, 3 days 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 - 1 season 1der
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 3 days ago

                    Digne or recce james? Money not issue..

                    1. Flair
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      1 month, 3 days ago

                      Digne

                  2. Jafalad
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    1 month, 3 days ago

                    Should. Probably the most dangerous word there is.

                    1. ManofKent
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      1 month, 3 days 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
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 3 days ago

                    Can’t see their defensive improving greatly at all

                  4. Nabs Kebabs
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 3 days ago

                    he was bombing forward at every opportunity

                • ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 3 days ago

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

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

                    Until/if Mitchell loses place yes

                  2. NABIL - 1 season 1der
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 3 days ago

                    Not really

                  3. Hotdogs for Tea
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 3 days ago

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

                  4. Whatever100
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 3 days 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

                • jia you jia you
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 3 days ago

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

                  1. The Knights Template
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 3 days ago

                    Bet365

                • mayukh18
                    1 month, 3 days ago

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

                    1. PogBruno
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 3 days ago

                      the penalty one

                    2. Jafalad
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      1 month, 3 days ago

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

                    3. ManofKent
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      1 month, 3 days 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
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 3 days ago

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

                      1. S.Kuqi
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 8 Years
                        1 month, 3 days ago

                        3 goals at Anfield. Fixtures might not matter

                        1. jamesjoseph2770
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 5 Years
                          1 month, 3 days ago

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

                        2. ManofKent
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 10 Years
                          1 month, 3 days ago

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

                    5. S.Kuqi
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      1 month, 3 days ago

                      The one with man bun

                  • S.Kuqi
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 3 days 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 - 1 season 1der
                      • 8 Years
                      1 month, 3 days ago

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

                      1. S.Kuqi
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 8 Years
                        1 month, 3 days ago

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

                        1. NABIL - 1 season 1der
                          • 8 Years
                          1 month, 3 days ago

                          Yep too good to ignore imo

                    2. jia you jia you
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 3 days 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
                      • 6 Years
                      1 month, 3 days ago

                      Zaha

                  • NABIL - 1 season 1der
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 3 days 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
                      • 10 Years
                      1 month, 3 days ago

                      Brave but not necessarily foolhardy 🙂

                      1. NABIL - 1 season 1der
                        • 8 Years
                        1 month, 3 days ago

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

                    2. PogBruno
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 3 days ago

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

                      1. NABIL - 1 season 1der
                        • 8 Years
                        1 month, 3 days ago

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

                    3. jia you jia you
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 3 days 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 - 1 season 1der
                        • 8 Years
                        1 month, 3 days ago

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

                    4. ivantys
                        1 month, 3 days ago

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

                        1. NABIL - 1 season 1der
                          • 8 Years
                          1 month, 3 days ago

                          Back the penalty taker 😉

                      • PogBruno
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 3 days ago

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

                      • Rasping Drive
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 11 Years
                        1 month, 3 days 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.

                    5. Flair
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      1 month, 3 days ago

                      Have no idea what to do with Pulisic

                      1. NABIL - 1 season 1der
                        • 8 Years
                        1 month, 3 days ago

                        Keep him, haplessly

                      2. Pukki Blinders
                        • 1 Year
                        1 month, 3 days ago

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

                      3. mayukh18
                          1 month, 3 days ago

                          ccould transfer him out for jrod or havertz

                      4. mayukh18
                          1 month, 3 days ago

                          guys, best 5mil or below defenders?

                          1. Flair
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            1 month, 3 days ago

                            Saiss and Keane

                          2. Sourabh
                            • 4 Years
                            1 month, 3 days ago

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

                        • PogBruno
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          1 month, 3 days ago

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

                          1. ivantys
                              1 month, 3 days ago

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

                            • jia you jia you
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 4 Years
                              1 month, 3 days 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

                          2. jia you jia you
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 4 Years
                            1 month, 3 days 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 jia you
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 4 Years
                              1 month, 3 days ago

                              *for me

                            2. mayukh18
                                1 month, 3 days ago

                                patricio has really good fixtures:)

                                1. jia you jia you
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 4 Years
                                  1 month, 3 days ago

                                  prefer a Wolves defender myself so backing Pope

                                2. Pukki Blinders
                                  • 1 Year
                                  1 month, 3 days ago

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

                              • mayukh18
                                  1 month, 3 days ago

                                  wolves had the most clean sheets since gw 25

                                  1. jia you jia you
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 4 Years
                                    1 month, 3 days ago

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

                                • Duffy Dunk
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 4 Years
                                  1 month, 3 days 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 jia you
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 4 Years
                                    1 month, 3 days ago

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

                                • Whatever100
                                  • 3 Years
                                  1 month, 3 days ago

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

                              • S.Kuqi
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 8 Years
                                1 month, 3 days 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 jia you
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 4 Years
                                  1 month, 3 days ago

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

                                  1. Pukki Blinders
                                    • 1 Year
                                    1 month, 3 days ago

                                    wonder how many weeks till you bring them straight back in

                                    1. jia you jia you
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 4 Years
                                      1 month, 3 days 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. Whatever100
                                  • 3 Years
                                  1 month, 3 days ago

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

                                  1. Whatever100
                                    • 3 Years
                                    1 month, 3 days ago

                                    Midfielders that is ... not Mother Flippers!

                              • marzo
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 8 Years
                                1 month, 3 days 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.