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Why Man United assets were so poor as Zaha strengthens case for FPL inclusion

Man United 1-3 Crystal Palace

  • Goals: Donny van de Beek (£7.0m) | Andros Townsend (£6.0m), Wilfried Zaha x2 (£7.0m)
  • Assists: Jeffrey Schlupp (£5.5m), Jordan Ayew (£6.0m), Tyrick Mitchell (£4.0m)
  • Bonus Points: Zaha x3, A Townsend x2, Schlupp x1

Manchester United look far from ready to command Fantasy Premier League investment this season after their disappointing 3-1 home defeat to Crystal Palace.

Having missed the first Gameweek of the season, the Red Devils looked rusty and devoid of ideas as Roy Hodgson’s men constantly exploited their high defensive line and poor passing.

24.6% of Fantasy managers decided to go into Gameweek 2 with Bruno Fernandes (£10.5m) in their team, but their enthusiasm for the premium midfielder went unrewarded.

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Not only did the Portuguese international register a blank, but there were also very few promising signs or bad luck either. After non-stop contributions to club and country between the end of 2019/20 and beginning of the new campaign, Fernandes looked exhausted against Crystal Palace and his FPL owners may already be concerned about how much he can contribute in the coming Gameweeks.

Perhaps the most frustrating thing for Fernandes and his band of Fantasy followers was how much defending he was tasked with. As he and his Manchester United colleagues were sloppy in possession at Old Trafford, Fernandes was forced to recover the ball on multiple occasions. Ironically, he was probably one of United’s best players in this department, but anyone with a £10.5m midfielder in their Fantasy team does not want to see him fulfilling the so-called Makélélé role, no matter how well he does so.

Of even greater concern for Fernandes’ owners was the impact that new signing Donny van de Beek (£7.0m) had once he arrived on the pitch. The Dutchman came on for Paul Pogba (£8.0m) in the 67th minute, tasked with number 10 duties, pushing Fernandes back into a deeper role alongside Scott McTominay (£5.0m).

“Paul (Pogba) has been training really well since he came back and for Donny (van de Beek) it’s his first game, so that’s (why he doesn’t start) today.” – Ole Gunnar Solskajer, speaking pre-match

Crucially, van de Beek was one of only a few United assets who looked fresh and ready for the campaign, and his 80th-minute goal will surely help him work into Solskjaer’s plans for the Gameweek 3 trip to Brighton. If van de Beek does indeed start at the Amex Stadium, assessing his on-the-pitch relationship with Fernandes will be a vital monitoring exercise for Fantasy managers.

With their most creative player not at his best, Manchester United’s other attacking assets were starved of quality service and also offered very little. Marcus Rashford (£9.5m) was virtually anonymous despite facing a favourable match-up with Crystal Palace’s right-back Joel Ward (£4.5m). 

Meanwhile, Solskjaer was forced into deploying Daniel James (£6.5m) and Timothy Fosu-Mensah (£4.5m) on the right-hand side of attacking midfield and defence, in light of short pre-seasons for Mason Greenwood (£7.5m) and Aaron Wan-Bissaka (£5.5m), both of whom were on the bench. The second-choice pairing did not work out even remotely, perhaps no surprise considering how rarely the two players have featured together.

As a result of Fernandes, Rashford and James putting in toothless displays, Anthony Martial (£9.0m) was left to feed off scraps in an isolated lone forward’s furrow. 

Greenwood admittedly added a bit of energy on the right once he replaced James at half time but it was still not enough. The mid-priced midfielder should have scored United’s first goal of the season when he nodded a Fosu-Mensah cross wide at the far post. Despite that miss, he will almost certainly be back in the team for Gameweek 3, which might help get the Red Devils’ attacking going.

“Let’s see if we need (Greenwood). He’s always a good option to have on the bench. He’s had a shorter pre-season than what we hoped for. That’s the reason behind a few of the calls so far (including Matić and Wan-Bissaka).” – Ole Gunnar Solskajer, speaking pre-match

Either way, it was clear from Manchester United’s rusty performance that improvement is needed before they can command the same level of Fantasy power as they did during Project Restart. The fact that they missed Gameweek 1 and had a short turnaround between the end of last season and the beginning of this really showed, the number of players involved on international duty not helping either.

“We had a long season last season and we didn’t finish until August 16 and we have not had enough preparation time to be sharper. We’ve worked hard with the ones who’ve been here, there have been a few players away on internationals.” – Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

By comparison, Palace managed to spend pre-season playing four friendlies, getting their first league match out of the way last weekend. 

As a result, the difference between the two sides at Old Trafford could not have been more obvious. It was the Eagles who spent the majority of the game on the front foot and asking difficult questions of their opponents, beating their illustrious hosts for shots in the box and efforts on target.

As already mentioned, a combination of a high defensive line and the immobility of Harry Maguire (£5.5m) and Victor Lindelöf (£5.0m) enabled Palace’s rapid front-men to spend nearly all afternoon bearing down on David de Gea (£5.5m) in sweeping counter-attacking moves.

That first paid dividends for Hodgson’s men in the seventh minute when Fosu-Mensah got caught in possession high up the pitch, allowing Jeffrey Schlupp (£5.5m) to press into the vacated right-back space and drag Lindelöf over. Unsurprisingly, the former Leicester man got behind the centre-back easily, flashing a ball across Maguire and Luke Shaw (£5.0m), which was turned in by an unmarked Townsend at the far post.

Just before half time, Palace embarked on another dangerous counter. Zaha powered through the middle, rode the challenge of Fernandes and played Ayew in on the left, who cut inside and saw his ferocious shot tipped over the bar by de Gea.

After the resulting corner progressed to the second phase, Zaha harried possession back on the left-hand side, cutting inside himself and rippling the side-netting.

Ayew and Townsend doubled-up on McTominay in the middle shortly after half-time, catching him out and bearing down on de Gea once more. This time the former Swansea man burst through the middle, had the chance to play it wide to Zaha, but elected to blast an effort straight at the goalkeeper.

Maguire was at fault in the 66th minute when he lost possession in a dangerous area, allowing Ayew to play Zaha into a one-on-one. The Ivorian international fired into De Gea’s net but the goal was overturned for offside.

Two minutes later, Palace had a penalty after a lovely dummy from Townsend had sent Ayew through on goal, his shot blocked by Lindelöf, supposedly with his hand, according to VAR. The forward initially had his penalty saved but it was ordered to be retaken as De Gea was off his line. Zaha stood up to dispatch the re-take. There was plenty of controversy about the goal, but United deserved to be 2-0 down, there was no debate about that.

Where this leaves the penalty situation at Palace is somewhat unclear. Hodgson admitted after the game that the decision to let Zaha take the second one was because he did not want the risk of Ayew having to re-take it. However, penalty expert of recent years Luka Milivojevic (£6.0m) made a second successive substitute’s appearance so could be back in the starting line-up next time.

“I don’t think it’s good for a player to miss a penalty and immediately take another one. His confidence is affected by the miss, it wasn’t a good penalty, it was a fairly comfortable save for De Gea. And I’m sure, if I had allowed him to take (the second) penalty, he might well have scored it. But I didn’t think it was a good idea to take that chance.” – Roy Hodgson

Zaha then added the Eagles’ third as United overstretched to find a late equaliser. He recovered an intended pass from Tyrick Mitchell (£4.0m) to finish United off in the 85th minute.

“You can see we are short and they deserved the points. They were sharper than us in challenges, tackles. We started off slowly and that had a knock-on effect for the rest of the game when they got the first goal.” – Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Zaha now has three goals in his first two league games of the campaign, recorded after impressing in pre-season too. His centre-forward role is combining well with a midfield classification and the fixtures are appealing too.

Palace host an in-form Everton in Gameweek 3, but Saturday afternoon highlighted just how many issues remain among Carlo Ancelotti’s defenders. After that, Hodgson’s men face Brighton (home), Fulham (away) and Leeds (home) between Gameweeks 5 and 8.

The Gameweek 4 trip to Chelsea looks tough on paper, but it turns out that Palace are arguably one of the most trustworthy sides when facing so-called bigger clubs. Since May 2015, they have now won nine matches away from home against the Premier League’s big-six, Manchester City the only outfit with more road victories against such opposition (10).

That could also mean good things for Townsend, who has offered value over the first two matches of the campaign. He now has an attacking return in each outing so far this season, and at £6.0m might be slightly easier to fit into a Fantasy team than Zaha.

Manchester United XI (4-2-3-1): De Gea; Shaw, Maguire, Lindelöf, Fosu-Mensah (Ighalo 81′); Pogba (van de Beek 67′), McTominay; Rashford, B Fernandes, D James (Greenwood 46′); Martial.

Crystal Palace XI (4-4-2): Guaita; Mitchell, Sakho, Kouyaté, J Ward; Schlupp (Eze 75′), McCarthy (Milivojevic 88′), McArthur, Townsend; Zaha, Ayew (Batshuayi 81′).

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1,431 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Klaren
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Anyone targeting WBA, Fulham and Leeds defences as a strategy? It seems manageable to target 2/3 most GWs.

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

      Absolutely

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Captain?

      Werner (wba)
      Grealish (ful)

      Sheffield United vs Leeds?

      1. Klaren
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Yeah captain Werner seems a definite for me. I'll probably skip on Sheffield United vs Leeds but thinking of getting Watkins for the Fulham match next weekend.

      2. Klaren
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Or Grealish would work as well.

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

      Im targetting leeds as well from an attacking point of view. They cant defend

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Sterling captain GW4 looks prime

        1. Nightcrawler
          • 2 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          Yes bruno to sterling is already locked in for me. Getting kdb for auba as well

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

      WBA and Fulham yes. Leeds no. They will tighten up.

    5. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      West Ham & Newcastle too.

      1. Klaren
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        West Ham didn't seem terrible to me yesterday but not sure if it was because Arsenal had an off night or West Ham played well.

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

          Bit of both.

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

      Do it every year since ‘that’ Derby County team. Never forget (c) Lampard when he hit 4 past them.

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

      yip, but .... ssshhhh ...

    8. Camino Aleatorio
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      You have too- these teams are defensive garbage

      Fulham makes Grealish into Messi

      WBA makes Timo into 2018 Harry Kane

  2. bOttOmEdpOstrEpliEr.
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Spurs to score twice at least in the first half.

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

      And so it begins.

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        A season earlier than usual

        1. Daniel Jebbison
          • 12 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          it's the second season no? so it is right on time

  3. FOO FIGHTER
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Alli not even on the bench? Thank heavens I got rid.

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

    What do you guys make of this Alli situation?

    1. seewhyaxe
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Similar to what he did with Pogba

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

      No situation get rid ASAP

      1. El Presidente
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Who to get rid of, Alli or Mou?

    3. Klaren
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Mourinho must be pissed off at him for something that happened in the Everton match, will probably be sold/loaned out.

    4. Ghost Ship
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      The poison that is Mourinho is taking hold. All bout the next few games now. A few bad performances and the slow car crash will be wonderful to behold.

    5. Camino Aleatorio
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Alli is not that good.

      Pogba is a cancer, Jose was just an unfortunate manager to have him. But he’s got Bale now, no telling how that kid is going to play

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

      Alli might be the cause why spurs went downhill b4 poch was sacked.

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

    Bruno or J Rod?

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Rod

    2. Party time
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Rodríguez

      • IRBOX ⚽
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        The one that is world class.

        1. IRBOX ⚽
          • 4 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          Saves 3.0. Incredible

      • Weasel Boy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Fpl is a fickle place.

        J Rod

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

          Mental. But I think that’s the move I’ll be doing tonight. Will reassess once united find some form

      • MagicMessi
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        The better footballer

    3. Alisson WondHaaland
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      What do people think about Davies once Reguilon comes in?
      Im hoping Spurs switch to a 3-4-3 with Reguilon and Doherty as wing backs and Davies as LCB, or is that optimistic?

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

        Will probably be dropped but let's see

      2. Camino Aleatorio
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Spurs can afford Reguilon? Seems they can only buy damaged goods.

        What’s wrong with Reg?

    4. FOO FIGHTER
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Seems to be unrest at Spurs. Going to stay clear from their assets.

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

        What do u mean

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

      This next game will determine where my 2FT goes. Possibly

      Kane + son —> Jimenez and sterling
      Or hold for one more week

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

        Hold after today !!

    6. Hryszko
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      On Wc, G2G for GW3?

      Martinez
      Trent - Saiss - Taylor
      Salah - KDC - Jrod - Soucek
      Werner - DCL - Jimmy

      Subs: Steer, Mitchell, Lewis & Bissouma

      1. RamboRN
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        I have a very similar team so looks good to me. I can't decide on soucek and dcl or zaha and brewster

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

          DCL

        2. Hryszko
          • 4 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          Yeah i was debating between Soucek & Trent or Robbo & Podence... Think Soucek is the better long term pick i guess.

    7. RamboRN
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Podence or kiltch?

      1. Thiagwho
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Looking at Fixtures I would have to go Podence as long as 100% Nailed

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

        Klich is the new kdb

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

          Is he that good?

    8. IRBOX ⚽
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      People easily forget the quality of Ancelotti. Dead set Everton top 4 this season. Avoid at your peril

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

        6th or 7th

        1. mynameisq
          • 8 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          Tough league, wolves Leicester spurs arsenal utd, all gunning for top 4

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

            Leicester won’t be there, Wolves good shout.

            1. Thiagwho
              • 8 Years
              1 year, 2 months ago

              Pool
              City
              Arsenal
              Spurs
              Chelsea
              Everton
              United

              1. mynameisq
                • 8 Years
                1 year, 2 months ago

                Pool
                City

                Gap

                Chelsea

                Big gap

                Utd/arsenal
                Wolves
                Spurs/leicester/Everton

            2. mynameisq
              • 8 Years
              1 year, 2 months ago

              I think Leicester are as good as the rest, showed it with a fully fit squad last year. Possibly will always run out of steam due to lack of depth and a few key injuries can derail them but that's the same for most of those teams tbh

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

                Don't bother, ppl here don't like leicester saying vardy is overpriced but he ended up rising in value.

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

            It will still be the same 4, no challenge from the rest at all.

          3. El Presidente
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 year, 2 months ago

            Wolves???? Not a chance in the world! After selling Doherty & Jota even less

        2. Thiagwho
          • 8 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          Top 6

          1. Thiagwho
            • 8 Years
            1 year, 2 months ago

            And Derby days are going to be amazing.

      2. Cok3y5murf
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Yeah beating WBA is very impressive

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

          *10 men WBA

        2. IRBOX ⚽
          • 4 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          Beat the eleven on the pitch, and by some margin at that

      3. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Best football I have seen at Chelsea was 09/10 when he won us the title and we scored over 100 goals

        1. Party time
            1 year, 2 months ago

            Mourinho’s first season at Chelsea was the best. You need to watch that team, they were so good, I think 04/05 season

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

              No oil at City. Liverpool/Utd poor. Chelsea massive Abramhovic investment. Different landscape now. If any of James/Rich/Allan get injured we don’t have the bench.

            2. El Presidente
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 year, 2 months ago

              That team was awesome and he arrived and played Porto's European champion tactics with a diamond midfield, high pressing wing backs and 2 mobile strikers... revolutionary stuff indeed! But I think that manager no longer exists

              1. Party time
                  1 year, 2 months ago

                  Yeah. I love that team. Mourinho was a mastermind back then

          • FOO FIGHTER
            • 2 Years
            1 year, 2 months ago

            Not every team you play will be a man down for majority of 90 minutes. Not saying you guys are not in at a chance of top 4 but long way from it IMO.

            1. IRBOX ⚽
              • 4 Years
              1 year, 2 months ago

              You’re new around these parts mate and I’ll forgive you for not being able to separate FPL from real football

              1. FOO FIGHTER
                • 2 Years
                1 year, 2 months ago

                I have been watching football for a very long time.

                1. IRBOX ⚽
                  • 4 Years
                  1 year, 2 months ago

                  You should understand the magnitude of Carlo then and what he brings to a structure of a club

                  1. FOO FIGHTER
                    • 2 Years
                    1 year, 2 months ago

                    Everton have been pants for what can be described as a lifetime since I have watched what was back then the First division.

                    You are way ahead of yourself unfortunately.

                    1. IRBOX ⚽
                      • 4 Years
                      1 year, 2 months ago

                      Everton are one of the greatest clubs of the modern era! Carlo is bringing us back to our glory days

                      1. FOO FIGHTER
                        • 2 Years
                        1 year, 2 months ago

                        Let's have this chat end of the season 😀

                      2. Shaw must go on
                        • 8 Years
                        1 year, 2 months ago

                        Are u serious?? i actually fancy Everton(only PL match i´ve seen"live" was in their stadium) but one of the greatest clubs of modern era!!! that has to be a joke...

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

                You’re new around these parts too 😉

                1. IRBOX ⚽
                  • 4 Years
                  1 year, 2 months ago

                  But my record is superior to yours? Tomato tomatoe

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

                    Ive had 1 1k, 2 top 10k and 3 top 50k.

                    Potatoes

                    1. IRBOX ⚽
                      • 4 Years
                      1 year, 2 months ago

                      All in the easy fast of FPL! COYB!!

                      1. IRBOX ⚽
                        • 4 Years
                        1 year, 2 months ago

                        Days*

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

                    BTW. COYBs!! 🙂

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

              48mins but even still.

          • Karan14
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 year, 2 months ago

            Top 6 is realistic.

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

          Either of these worth a hit?
          A) Davies to Saiss
          B) Ings to Jimenez

          Ofcourse will wait till the games are over

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

            no

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

              B

          2. Pino
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 year, 2 months ago

            Yes to both actually

        3. Daniel Jebbison
          • 12 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          Bye bye Alli. Why Jose has to do this? He has to find one to blame and send him to Coventry?

        4. Thiagwho
          • 8 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          Any advise? Seem to be settled on this W/C team.

          Guaita
          TAA Saiss James
          Salah JzRod Zaha KDB
          Mitro Martial DCL

          Steer/Mitchell/Justin/ Anguissa

        5. Munchen KFC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          Could Hamez and Calvert-Lewin be this seasons Mahrez and Vardy albeit a bit more expensive? Think I'm jumping on the

          1. Kavorka
            • 6 Years
            1 year, 2 months ago

            you are jumping on the

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

              DCL for sure. Best value striker in the game.

              Will see about Hamez but don’t see a reason why not to jump on

            2. Original - Wolves Ay We
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 year, 2 months ago

              Trampoline? Spot? 😉

            3. Munchen KFC
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              1 year, 2 months ago

              bandwagon,bus or train

          2. Karan14
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 year, 2 months ago

            DCL can be Ings of last season

            1. IRBOX ⚽
              • 4 Years
              1 year, 2 months ago

              Way better than that. He’s on track for 76 goals 😉

              1. Karan14
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 year, 2 months ago

                Let's not get carried away now! 😛

                But 20 goals looks realistic now unless he has a drop off like Tammy Abraham last season.

                1. Andriy Shevchenko is Back
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  1 year, 2 months ago

                  Or like DCL post project restart

              2. Munchen KFC
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                1 year, 2 months ago

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

            Pukki and Cantwell started well last season too remember

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

              Everton by far a better team.

            2. Pino
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 year, 2 months ago

              Are you actually comparing Cantwell to James Rodriguez?

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

                No but people just jump on things based on 1 or 2 weeks constantly, then complain when it doesn’t work out!

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

            no but DCL and James Rodriguez look like a decent paring 🙂

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

            In on it already, Jump on!

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

          Thiago at 6m. Could be an absolute steal

          1. Miguel Sanchez
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 year, 2 months ago

            Not for me but he could help improve Salah and Mané output

          2. Babelcopter
            • 2 Years
            1 year, 2 months ago

            Waste of money. Plays too deep.

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

              This.
              Probably 2nd assister on a lot though.

        7. DF
          • 8 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          Thanks for the podence chat above.

          Now I need help with vinagre. Is he dead wood in my team or can I hang on for a bit?

          Thanks.

          1. Miguel Sanchez
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 year, 2 months ago

            You never know - an injury to Marcal or a CB and he is right back in the fold

          2. Thiagwho
            • 8 Years
            1 year, 2 months ago

            Nobody is deadwood, We've only just begun, and managers are still finding their teams although nowadays mangers seem set on rotation. Not like years ago when we had a set starting 11 and rotation would be for cups only. Wait and see.

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

            Deadwood, the hanging on depends on what other defenders you have and other fires you have to put out and view on points hits.

        8. Hryszko
          • 4 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          Is there anything at all you'd change here? Mainly my 4.5m Defender choices?

          Martinez
          Trent - Saiss - Taylor
          Salah - KDB - Soucek - Jrod
          Werner - Jimmy - DCL

          Subs: Steer, Mitchell, Lewis & Bissouma

          1. Thiagwho
            • 8 Years
            1 year, 2 months ago

            West Ham fixtures horrid... Soucek/Klich/Phillips A.n.Other Lewis >KWP?

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

              The one who made those fixtures must not like west ham. They want them bottom after 7 games.

          2. Thiagwho
            • 8 Years
            1 year, 2 months ago

            Advise on my team above?

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

          If I was Arsenal/Leicester/Wolves I’d be in for Alli today.

          1. Greasy Grealish Gang
            • 2 Years
            1 year, 2 months ago

            This! I still rate him highly. I don't think it'll take too long.

          2. seewhyaxe
            • 4 Years
            1 year, 2 months ago

            Nah not for Arsenal.

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

              I’d take him ahead of every single Arsenal MF bar Auba/Willian.

              1. Twisted Saltergater
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 12 Years
                1 year, 2 months ago

                He wouldn’t fit into Arteta’s 343

          3. El Presidente
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 year, 2 months ago

            Arsenal would be absolutely explosive!!

          4. Thiagwho
            • 8 Years
            1 year, 2 months ago

            Yes I think he would suit Leicester.

        10. MrCloppity
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          Ali to Madrid?

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

            Don't know why they would want him he's terrible

        11. Dark Side Of The Loon!
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          Who scores more after this GW:

          1) Jiminez
          2) Zaha

          Thanks!

        12. Weasel Boy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          Time to activate WC.

          Ditched Son for Hames

          1. The 12th Man
            • 8 Years
            1 year, 2 months ago

            Both for 16.4m bargain.

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

            Bit premature after 4 goals!!!

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

            4 goals

        13. Twisted Saltergater
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          Gotta feel for Son sellers. Ouch.

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

          Everyone getting excited about tactics to get Bruno may be disappointed if he goes to the double pivot and Donny takes the no 10 role

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

          anyone else sell Son and Antonio like i did before they went and scored a combined 31 pts!!??

          I replaced with Rashford and Wilson for a 4 pt hit!!