Scout Notes

Budget FPL assets shine for Leeds and Fulham but Bielsa highlights lack of creativity

Leeds United 4-3 Fulham

  • Goals: Helder Costa (£5.5m) x2, Mateusz Klich (£5.5m), Patrick Bamford (£5.6m) | Aleksandar Mitrovic (£6.0m) x2, Bobby Decordova-Reid (£5.5m)
  • Assists: Bamford x2, Klich | Joe Bryan (£5.0m), Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa (£4.5m), Kenny Tete (£4.5m)
  • Bonus: Mitrovic x3, Bamford x2, Costa x2

Patrick Bamford (£5.6m) rewarded his growing Fantasy following with a double-digit haul in Leeds United’s second seven-goal thriller of the week.

The forward’s goal in Gameweek 1’s 4-3 loss to Liverpool prompted nearly 365,000 managers to buy him in for the Fulham game.

Seasoned Fantasy Premier League (FPL) bosses, and many a Leeds fan, would have considered the move optimistic at best as Bamford has plenty of previous for missing his fair share of chances.

But the striker struck again on Saturday, finishing with aplomb when released by a Mateusz Klich (£5.5m) pass early in the second half of the win over Fulham.

His boss, Marcelo Bielsa, was quick to play down the side’s eye-catching start to the season:

This won’t be a constant all year. It is very difficult to maintain the efficiency we have had in these first two games. The characteristics of our game is to create goalscoring opportunities. In these two games we have created very little, but we have scored all our chances.

He might as well have been talking about Bamford, who has now scored from two of the three chances he has been presented with this season.

That has tempted another raft of managers to back the striker. He’s currently in the top three transfers-in for a Gameweek 3 trip to Sheffield United and a Yorkshire derby that should be, to use a technical term, proper tasty.

Whether his fine form is sustainable is highly debatable.

FPL has indulged plenty of fine early starters who failed to deliver consistently over a season – Norwich’s Teemu Pukki is the most recent example of that, while Manchester United striker Anthony Martial (£9.0m) is another who hit the Premier League ground running before being reduced to a stagger within a few weeks.

As we detailed in pre-season here, Bamford has never been the most clinical of strikers, missing 34 (77.3%) of the big chances he had in the Championship last season.

For now, however, it would be churlish not to bask in his point-scoring glory. He also had two assists against Fulham, earning a penalty when he was pushed in the back by Joe Bryan (£5.0m) and then setting up Helder Costa (£5.5m) on the break to make the scoreline 4-1 with barely ten minutes of the second half played.

Add on two bonus and the forward ended with 14 points on the day –  a total he shared with Costa as the midfielder opened the scoring when he picked up a loose ball from a corner and smashed it in off the bar with five minutes on the clock.

Costa also earned two bonus points and has now hauled in both matches for his 1.6% ownership.

But spare a thought for the 4.6% with Klich in their squads. He also scored in Gameweek 1 and was on the score sheet against the Cottagers when he rolled home the penalty Bamford had earned.

Such was the madness of the match, a goal and an assist were not enough to bring in any extra points for the Poland international. In fact, the maximum bonus award didn’t even go to a Leeds player at all.

That honour was reserved for visiting striker Aleksandar Mitrovic (£6.0m), who marked his first start of the season with two goals and 12 points.

The Serbia international was a very popular pick heading into the season and the 20%-owned forward was quick to reward his followers when he blasted in a first-half penalty, awarded when Robin Koch (£4.5m) mistimed a slide tackle on Bryan.

He then headed in from a fine Kenny Tete (£4.5m) cross to make it 4-3 with just over 20 minutes left to play.

Fulham’s other goal was a sweet one, with the impressive Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa (£4.5m) playing a beautifully-weighted pass through to Bobby Decordova-Reid (£5.5m), who shot across Leeds keeper Illan Meslier (£4.5m) and into the far corner.

Both Meslier and his Fulham counterpart Alphonse Areola (£4.5m) were, unsurprisingly, busy boys on the day and the pair picked up a save point apiece for their efforts.

Two players who were rather less involved were Leeds playmaker Pablo Hernandez (£6.0m), who suffered a groin strain in the warm-up, and the club’s record signing, Rodrigo (£6.0m), who replaced him in the starting line-up.

The striker was peripheral at best playing as a number ten behind Bamford and he was hooked at half-time, although that was more an indication of his lack of match fitness as Bielsa, who has very high standards in that regard, was quick to point out post-match:

I was under the impression that he lacked a bit of energy to show his qualities. I think that has something to do with the physical effort he used against Hull (in the EFL Cup). That’s why I decided to sub him.

The coach also gave an update on Hernandez:

Pablo had a small knock in the warm-up. We don’t think it’s very serious.

Fulham boss Scott Parker had understandably mixed emotions about an away game in which his team had 55% of the possession and scored three goals, but still lost:

We showed some real quality in possession at times. We showed a real impetus and caused Leeds a lot of problems. On the flip side we gave away easy goals today and left ourselves a mountain to climb.

He also made it clear that he will chop and change his side this season:

The players who did not play today are vital and will play a vital part this year. As I showed last year I will make changes for matches that give us the best chance of winning.

Not that Fulham rotation will be a major concern for most Fantasy managers, with Mitrovic by far and away the most likely to be drafted in for a good schedule from now until late November.

As for Leeds, they currently have the dubious honour of being an even worse defensive unit than Fulham, having conceded seven goals to the Cottagers’ six.

But in Bamford, Costa and Klich, they have three in-form and very nicely priced assets who will surely find their way into many FPL teams over the next few weeks.

The Leeds rush might have to wait, however – after that derby in Sheffield, Bielsa’s men will host Manchester City in Gameweek 4.


Leeds United XI (4-4-2): Meslier; Dallas, Cooper, Koch, Ayling; Phillips, Harrison, Klich, Costa; Bamford (Alioski 70), Rodrigo (Roberts 45).

Fulham XI (4-2-3-1): Areola; Bryan, Hector, Odoi, Tete; Reed (Lemina 70′), Zambo Anguissa; Kamara (Kebano 58′), Onomah (Decordova-Reid 58′), Cavaleiro; Mitrović.

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2,659 Comments Post a Comment
  1. dshv
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Real sad guys.. what to do ?

    Mccarthy
    Taa mitchell davies justin taylor
    Asm salah kdb bruno soucek
    Werner wilson davis

    Asm to podence (-4)
    Wilson to dcl (-4)
    Both (-8) ?

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

      Wait and see on ASM injury

      Wilson -> DCL -4 looks a good move though

    2. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Only A if ASM is out

  2. Jamb0
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Imagine scoring 4 goals and getting 2 bonus instead of 3... terrible system...

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

      It’s absolutely ridiculous

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

      Kane got 5 attacking returns that's why

    3. Pat Bonner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      If kane hadn’t got the 3 folk would be saying....Imagine getting 5 returns in a game and only getting 2 bonus

    4. Dr. Rog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Seems fair enough when the guy got 4 assists and a goal

    5. Jamb0
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      You guys are completely missing the point... Kane’s returns should have nothing to do with Son’s bonus.. hence it’s a terrible system. I think by then time you hit 80 baps that is obviously a 3-bonus type of performance

      1. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Correct 80 is highest I have seen!

      2. Pat Bonner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        You should’ve said that then. But I do agree with you’re saying that over 80 bps should automatically be 3 bonus. Doesn’t happen very often tho does it? Anyway I took out son so I wouldn’t be moaning about getting 24 rather than 25pts!!

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

    GW1 wildcarders: Lets load up on United players! Remove all
    Spurs players!

    GW2 wildcarders: let’s load up on Spurs players! Remove all United players!

    Looking forward to the United hauls in GW3 and the inevitable spurs blanks

    1. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 14 days ago

      them point chasers never learn do they

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

      If you think that United will be hauling anytime soon think your be disappointed. Just my opinion

      1. Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 14 days ago

        You expect them to score 0 goals every game do you? Palace one of the best defensive structures in the league...

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

          No I don't expect them to score zero goals, but I don't think there be hauling in the next 2 games at least. I say there ceiling is 2 goals for those games and I wouldn't be surprised if they didnt get that

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

        72 hours ago everyone on here was convinced United would score 10 a game.

        1 game doesn’t change things

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

          For the record I wasn't had son and dcl this week, United looked awful

        2. ivantys
            2 months, 14 days ago

            Ppl here generally think palace, spurs, leicester are trash here while everton, manu are goal scoring machines.

      3. Karan14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Hmm I'm probably having 0 from both teams on wildcard.

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

        A lot of WC will be played this GW yes 😀

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

        To be fair, I removed Alli, Doc and Lloris for GW2 in my wildcard, and got only Bruno (VC)

        Just got Son C with a FT. Keeping Bruno VC. Might get Sterling C for GW4 somehow

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

          ...also removed Shaw for the WC too and got Zaha

          No idea how exactly I saw that coming, but oh well

    3. Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Lovely to see people knee jerking Everton and Spurs' players!

      1. Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Exactly, happy with just DCL and no spurs, no point chasing

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

        Everton are good Solid picks (As are son and Kane) but they will have weeks they blank and will obviously regress. They won’t play 10 man West Brom or kamikaze high line Southampton every week

        1. Inazuma X1
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          They were awful in the first half

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

            I could get on board with having one of JRod or DCL given their prices

            1. The 12th Man
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 14 days ago

              This is it.
              There returning above their Price point at the moment. Drop them when their form tails off.

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

        You'll then call these people casuals if Everton and Spurs players haul again, I guess?

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

        Kneejerking seems to be working for them so far though.

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

          It’s just like last season all over again

          Knee jerking super hard the first 3-4 weeks allowed people to get huge points. I was ‘patient’ and I never recoverEd from the points I lost

          There is a fine line between ‘knee jerking’ and getting on players in form and with fixtures

          The one exception is Bamford. I know a few v good players have him but it’s impossible to convince me that the points he has got aren’t outrageously lucky.

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

            Yeah that's what I am afraid of, last season I started slow and didn't change the team then finished just around 100k in the end. Don't want to repeat that again this season but I am not so sure of wildcarding this early and suffer again from my former players.

      5. Whats the Huth
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Richarlison isn’t a knee jerk at all. Look at his stats. Wow.

        He’s the best player in the Everton attacking line up

    4. Rassi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      McCarthy (Steer)
      TAA - Robbo - Lamptey (KWP - Mitchell)
      Auba* - H. Barnes - Havertz - Soucek (JWP*)
      Werner - Martial - DCL

      2 ft, 0 itb

      Auba --> City mid is most probably happening as planned, but also considering JWP --> Wolves mid. Tempted to transfer Havertz too, but seems silly with WBA up next...

      Thoughts?

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

        Would love to do KWP --> Saiss instead of JWP --> x but then I would have to act today and I hate the risks of early transfers.

    5. ivantys
        2 months, 14 days ago

        What's the trick for double GW? Free hit for 3 players each and WC+Bench boost?

        1. g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          BB

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

          I'd go for free hit and bring in all the double gameweek players into the starting 11. 3 from each team.

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

        Was that Salah rise expected?

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

          Yup

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

            Sheet, I was told here yesterday that he wouldn't rise, and I was waiting to see how City mids get on today

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

              You maaaayyyyy have dodged a bullet

              1. ivantys
                  2 months, 14 days ago

                  And hames, zaha didn't rise yet?

          2. ivantys
              2 months, 14 days ago

              He blank but rise how

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

                Previous transfers still count

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

            We should beg Smalling to come back to us...we much be one of the slowest teams at the back in the whole league 🙁

            1. Pukki Blinders
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 14 days ago

              not only slowest, and weakest. Don't want to see Lindelof play another game

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

                yeah a pretty embarrassing showing from him in particular!

          4. TapirDemam
              2 months, 14 days ago

              Double LIV def is waste of money? Have TAA(1+7) Robertson(4+6). Thought of getting Saiss right now as his price may rise tonight.
              () points for GW1,2

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

                Double Liverpool defence is fine but restricts cash elsewhere, so if prefer sais for now

              2. Dr. Rog
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                2 months, 14 days ago

                They are priced correctly, so not a waste of money - u will get what u pay for.

                The question about any player should be, do they represent value for money?

              3. ivantys
                  2 months, 14 days ago

                  Should only get when they start to get on a good run then at least they would keep a few clean sheets.

                • TapirDemam
                    2 months, 14 days ago

                    My defensive line is quite pricey (newbie mistake? xD) which do restrict me to get good midfield player.
                    2FT
                    ryan mccarthy
                    TAA robertson doherty thierney egan
                    auba perez grealish lundstram soucek
                    werner jimenez ayew

                    Should I use WC?

                • tc93
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 14 days ago

                  Any advice on what to do with this lot for next week?
                  Currently thinking Davis/Auba --> Saiss/KDB or Sterling for a -4. I could also Just do auba --> KDB and bring in Saiss next week.

                  Team:
                  McCarthy
                  TAA / Davis / Taylor
                  Salah / Auba / Havertz / Souczek
                  Werner / Mitrovic / Martial

                  Button, Michell, Ferguson, Bissouma,

                  1. tc93
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 14 days ago

                    bump

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

                    Auba -> Sterling and hold.

                • Dr. Rog
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  2 months, 14 days ago

                  Brewster team - his loan move would ruin the game imo. Makes it far too easy

                  Martinez 4
                  Robbo Digne saiss James 4
                  Salah sterling sonaldo jrod 4.5
                  Jimi dcl brewdog

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

                    Until United become essential again in a week or 2 and Everton blank

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

                      United essential lol, were only good last season because of there price. You deffo don't need a United player

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

                    He takes up a forward spot? Remains to be seen if havibg him is the best strategy

                    1. Dr. Rog
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 11 Years
                      2 months, 14 days ago

                      If he goes to Sheffield he will be nailed

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

                        Yes but there are other strikers that will out sxpte him imo

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

                    Brewce would enable some premium shithousery like Greenwood did in Restart

                  4. Original Pirate Material
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 14 days ago

                    Who is most likely team he is off to?

                • Littlefish92
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 14 days ago

                  If you needed to pick one for free who would you pick

                  Werner for Kane

                  Bruno and 5.9 mid player leaving would be j Rodriguez for Bruno

                  Son

                  1. Dr. Rog
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 11 Years
                    2 months, 14 days ago

                    D

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

                  With so many good attacking defenders to choose from this season, is Alisson a really viable set and forget option this season with Trent & Robbo being that bit more expensive?

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

                    Alisson?

                    As a Pool fan, I'd beg you not to attempt this

                    Just don't

                    Treat this the same way you'd treat a Meslier pen save

                  2. Karan14
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 14 days ago

                    6 point ceiling. Pool won't give away too many penalties for him to save.

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

                      yeah guess so

                  3. Pukki Blinders
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 14 days ago

                    Nope, Pool defenders value comes from their attacking returns not their CSs

                • You've got red on you.
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 14 days ago

                  Would you go with this WC team or have De Bruyne and Bamford ---> Werner and Zaha?

                  McCarthy
                  TAA - Taylor - James
                  De Brune - Rodrigues - Son - Salah
                  Calvert-Lewin - Ings - Bamford

                  Subs: Mitchel - Justin/Lamptey - 4.5m mid

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

                  Current WC draft. Looking good?

                  Martínez
                  TAA Mitchell Castagne
                  Bruno Son Sterling Anguissa Rodríguez
                  Werner Jiménez

                  Steer Lamptey Saliba Davies

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

                    Not bad who's anguissa?

                  2. Dr. Rog
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 11 Years
                    2 months, 14 days ago

                    Saliba isn’t even match day squads. No doubt will be a good pick at some point but not any time soon.

                    Rest is good.

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

                      Cheers.
                      Saliba -> Dunne done 😀

                • TheDragon
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 14 days ago

                  Every wildcard team now appears to have double Everton and no United

                  If Everton blank this week and United score 3, will wildcarders decide their teams are terrible?

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

                    Everton look sharp and on it, we looked woeful (unbelievably bad). Everton's short term fixtures are better and they have better value assets such as DCL & Rod. It looks very sensible to me to stay away from MUN assets and jump on EVE assets for a few GWs at least

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

                    Everton players are much cheaper that not United players. United players are up against son salah etc so your comparison is something you have just made up and is not relevant

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

                      There is no comparison in my post only a question what happens if that scenario plays out.

                      If the answer for you is - Everton players aren’t value , United are not value them great. That means you have picked your team sensibly and won’t worry if united do have a good game

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

                        Fair enough who do you think is the best United option? Because for now I have none of there players and don't see myself getting one for a few weeks yet

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

                          Martial at the price - although I admit watching the United game wasn’t pretty

                          Bruno I don’t think is value this season at 10.5 and he is playing deeper and deeper (especially iv Van Dee beek starts getting game time).

                          But obv the issue is Martial at 9.5 compared to DCL/ Ings/ Jimenez is extremely expensive if he isn’t scoring regularly

                          I’m going to give him a few more weeks to assess

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

                    You know it can work out the other way too

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

                      Yes it can of course - that’s the game

                • tc93
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 14 days ago

                  Is it worth keeping Havertz for another week (against west brom) and hold off brining Rodriguez in for a -4?

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

                    I am keeping. Don't know if it is worth it though...

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

                    Normally I’d say it’s madness to sell a chelsea attacker before WestBrom for a Player against Palace away for -4 ... but....

                    Havertz looks completely and utterly lost and a million miles off premier league pace. I’m not even certain he will start. I’m sure he will come good but it’s hard to see him hauling any time soon.

                    In summary: it’s a close decision!

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

                    Had him and he's out... Didn't like his positions, runs or overall play.

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

                    I may keep for the West Brom game and then ditch.

                    Potentially do Auba > KDB. Tempted to also do McCarthy > Guiata as I have 2 FTs and can’t see Saints getting a clean sheet any time soon

                • Rolls-Royce
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 14 days ago

                  Anyone going Richarlison over DCL?

                  Feels like Richa is on the verge of explosion. Amazing how he has managed not to haul big in the last two GWs.

                  1. The 12th Man
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 14 days ago

                    I’ve got Rodriguez and Richarlison.

                    1. Rolls-Royce
                      • 6 Years
                      2 months, 14 days ago

                      Rodriguez's lack of goal threat is a bit concerning.

                      1. Rolls-Royce
                        • 6 Years
                        2 months, 14 days ago

                        Barnes/Zaha might offer better value.

                        1. The 12th Man
                          • 7 Years
                          2 months, 14 days ago

                          All good picks.

                      2. The 12th Man
                        • 7 Years
                        2 months, 14 days ago

                        2 games. How fast has he settled in ?
                        Really good price. Has scored.

                        Palace away might be tough though.

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

                    The stats suggest Rich is the better option but most people follow points over stats

                    1. The 12th Man
                      • 7 Years
                      2 months, 14 days ago

                      Sometimes the stats don’t tell the whole truth.
                      No one would of had Vardy or Aubamayang in their team last season because of stats!
                      Some players break that rule because they are clinical.

                      Players like Salah get lots and lots of chances, touches in the box. Which is what we look for but he’s also very wasteful. The season he exploded really shows how well he can do if he hits top top form.

                      Richarlison,who I have is benefiting because we don’t just attack down the left now. It’s getting switched from the right with service from Rodriguez and he’s getting service from Digne on the left.
                      He’s getting the chances and getting in the right areas. Calvert Lewin is the guy who finishes the good play off which is how it should play out.

                      1. Rolls-Royce
                        • 6 Years
                        2 months, 14 days ago

                        Fair assessment that.

                        Why do you prefer Richa over DCL if you fancy DCL to do well? Also saves the cash for upgrade elsewhere.

                        1. The 12th Man
                          • 7 Years
                          2 months, 14 days ago

                          I actually brought in Richarlison after his gw 1 showing. He looked good.
                          Where as DCL looked ok.

                          Now after Calvert-Lewins hat trick I think it’s a toss of a coin.
                          Everton are a confidence team. DCL especially, we saw that he could go on a consistent run last season while he was confident.
                          As soon as his head drops or Evertons form drops step off.

                        2. The 12th Man
                          • 7 Years
                          2 months, 14 days ago

                          When Lineker was at his peak I bet his stats weren’t great but he always managed to be in the right place at the right time to poach his goals.
                          Usually after his teams good play.

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

                  Sell vardy? Two plum fixtures after city but Jimi/ DCL offer better value? Got kane and werner and need some money for midfield

                  1. The 12th Man
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 14 days ago

                    Have you seen Jimmys next 5 or 6 games?

                  2. Hakim Ziyech
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 14 days ago

                    No brainer. Sell!

                • Zilla
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 14 days ago

                  I think I can "fix" this team in 2/3 GWs, do that or WC?

                  McCarthy
                  TAA Egan Dallas Bavies
                  Salah Auba JamesRod ASM
                  Werner Martial

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

                    Save your WC

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

                    Definitely don’t wildcard

                    Auba -> KDB/ Sterling

                    ASM -> Podence/ Trossard/ Klich/ Costa

                    Wait and see how new signings impact Bavies

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

                    Cheers both

                • Kudo Warrior
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 14 days ago

                  How did Werner look yesterday?

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

                    Rapid - won a penalty. Looked a bit hesitant in front of goal though

                    But.. he is Chelsea’s prime goal great. If Chelsea score goals he will be involved. Also must be a chance he takes over penalty duties soon.

                    1. Kudo Warrior
                      • 7 Years
                      2 months, 14 days ago

                      hmmm will need to watch the highlights

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

                  McCarthy - Button
                  TAA - Digne - Tierney - C.Taylor - Mitchell
                  Salah - Auba - JWP - Soucek - Bissouma
                  Werner - Martial - Mitro

                  Rather WC or -4 / -8..?

                • ididnt
                  • 9 Years
                  2 months, 14 days ago

                  Frankly don’t feel my team is that bad but have had worst start to a season in memory and already 60 points off the lead in a very competitive league. Against my instincts to wc this early but do I have a choice?

                  Kane and Davies to Martial and Digne backfired on me...

                  McCarthy

                  TAA, Digne, Justin (Taylor, Mitchell)

                  Salah, Auba, JWP, ASM

                  Werner, Martial, Adams

                  1. veedub1989
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 14 days ago

                    Don't make rash decisions, 60 points is nothing, there are 36 GWs remaining.

                    For now, bench or sub ASM, watch Adams and think about moving him on next week.

                    McCarthy can move if you must but it's not the largest fire there.

                    Monitor Werner and Martial. We've had two games.

                • tomasjj
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 14 days ago

                  Was the Spurs goal glut just a flash in the pan, mostly due to the Saints' lame tactics?

                  1. Rolls-Royce
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 14 days ago

                    I watched the full game and I am still not convinced. Soton were quite the superior team in the first half. The goal just before and after HT killed their confidence, conceding exactly the same goals on 4 occasions. Newcastle will sit deep and they don't have enough creativity to break the defenses.

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

                      Do you think Mou will play Kane in a more of a #10 position with Son having the freedom to run at defence with his pace andb trickery? Spurs have good fixtures and when Bale starts, it'll make them better only.

                      1. Rolls-Royce
                        • 6 Years
                        2 months, 14 days ago

                        I highly doubt Kane will be content playing as a creator unless they play two up top. Kane dropping into #10 against Soton was a great tactical switch by Mou exploiting their high line which Ralp couldn't cope with.

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

                          I'm actually hoping that Mou sees that Son is so deadly up top while Kane lacks the pace and movement. Rather, he is better suited as the creator and on pens.

                  2. g40steve
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 14 days ago

                    SOU high line, Kane sitting back ball over the top Son to run onto, rinse & repeat.

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

                    So, I guess we cannot expect a change to a more attacking Spurs then, as this was a tactical one-off.

                • n14mul
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 14 days ago

                  Morning,

                  No doubt this may have been asked but how many of you are seriously considering WC and loading up on attacking options?

                  From the first 2gw it would suggest the points are not in the defence, or is it advisable to wait another gw and then hit the WC?

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

                    2 weeks isn’t long enough IMO. New players and trends will emerge, everyone was selling Son last week ...

                    1. n14mul
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 14 days ago

                      Very true....I'm tempted to hit the wc with asm bissouma out...but I could a hit and then take in next weeks results and make a better judgement

                • Bury94
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 14 days ago

                  Made a mistake on my WC, didn't bring in Son last night, could have made some money there. Rookie error

                  1. Dr. Rog
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 11 Years
                    2 months, 14 days ago

                    Lesson learned. Pro method is

                    Take hits to bring in most transferred in players or players u may want who likely will rise some time this week.
                    Sit on them, whilst tinkering your hypothetical wildcard team.
                    On Saturday morning, transfer in said team, and only then activate the wildcard. That way even your transfers counted towards rises/falls.

                    1. Dr. Rog
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 11 Years
                      2 months, 14 days ago

                      For example my current team is

                      Whatever
                      Gabriel Justin James saiss mitchell
                      Salah sterling son jrod zaha
                      Jimmy dcl bamford

                      Already sitting on a 0.2 gain on bamford amazingly.
                      Having son, jrod, zaha gives me options

                    2. Old Man
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      2 months, 14 days ago

                      Yes - but we've all heard of the managers who forgot to press the activate Wildcard button and ended with -24 or worse.

                  2. Rolls-Royce
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 14 days ago

                    Could be a blessing. They also play mid-week.

                    1. Rolls-Royce
                      • 6 Years
                      2 months, 14 days ago

                      Oh ok, you are on WC. Nvm..

                  3. Karan14
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 14 days ago

                    You think he will have one more price rise?

                • Dr. Rog
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  2 months, 14 days ago

                  Whatever
                  Diggers saiss James (justinho, anyone will do)
                  Salah Raz sonaldo fellaini (who cares)
                  Werner Jimmy dcl

                  One thing I quite like about this is that a combination of Justin, and later Lamptey dovetails pretty well with fellaini.

                  1. Karan14
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 14 days ago

                    Only difference right now in our draft is TAA & Rodriguez vs Digne & Son.

                    1. KAPTAIN KANE
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 14 days ago

                      I’ve got all 4 of those, assuming at the expense of a City mid/attacker

                      1. Karan14
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        2 months, 14 days ago

                        Yup I guess that's the only way of having all 4.

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

                    Fellaini?

                • KAPTAIN KANE
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 14 days ago

                  Ooh hope that cheeky Salah rise last night didn’t catch people out

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

                    Did you captain Kane?

                    1. KAPTAIN KANE
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 14 days ago

                      Nope, Aubemayang:(

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

                        Same Aubu, owned son though but not Kane

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

                  Mitro is such a frustrating player to own. Lazy and does very little. Looks like he picked up 15 kgs during lockdown.

                  1. Rolls-Royce
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 14 days ago

                    Red card waiting to happen

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

                      oh yes.

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

                    Is be a bad option though?
                    On pens
                    There main man

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

                      He a bad option

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

                      I dunno. He has ok ish fixtures but they wont play leeds every week. Might be worth it spending the extra to get a 6.5m striker.

                • TONY123
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 14 days ago

                  How did Marcal look in Wolves' first game? Is he a decent pick on WC?

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

                    Invisible