Scout Notes

How De Bruyne’s new Man City role affects his FPL credentials

Wolves 1-3 Man City

  • Goals: Raúl Jiménez (£8.5m) | Kevin De Bruyne (£11.6m), Phil Foden (£6.5m), Gabriel Jesus (£9.5m)
  • Assists: Daniel Podence (£5.5m) | Raheem Sterling (£11.5m), De Bruyne
  • Bonus points: De Bruyne x3, Foden x2, Jesus x1

Kevin De Bruyne‘s (£11.6m) new role at Manchester City looks set to have a massive impact on Fantasy Premier League managers this season.

Having spent much of 2019/20 in a central midfield trio, the Belgian was deployed as an out-and-out number 10 in Monday night’s 3-1 win over Wolves, something that heavily influenced his 13-point haul.

De Bruyne registered a goal and assist at Molineux, spending the evening causing unending problems for a defence that has been the Premier League’s best since Gameweek 25 of last season.

In that time, Wolves had ranked best for shots in the box conceded, big chances conceded, shots on target conceded, expected goals conceded (xGC) and clean sheets. But De Bruyne’s more attacking role helped Manchester City dismantle Nuno Espirito Santo’s men with relative ease.

The Belgian’s number 10 duties were facilitated by the addition of Nathan Aké (£5.5m) to Pep Guardiola’s squad. That meant, despite Aymeric Laporte (£6.0m) missing the game, that Fernandinho (£5.5m) was free to return to midfield, where he formed a defensive patrol alongside Rodrigo (£5.5m).

“Fernandinho will be really important. He’s 35 years old and he cannot play every three days. Last year he struggled a lot to be fit for most of the season but he played really well with Rodri [against Wolves]. They were both good with and without the ball.” – Pep Guardiola

They were an effective pair in terms of protecting Manchester City’s back-four from Wolves’ attackers for most of the game, allowing De Bruyne to focus only what was in front of him. As already mentioned, the result was a man-of-the-match performance from the premium midfielder, as he tormented Wolves all night long, scored a fifth penalty in all competitions since February, and threw himself into the captaincy conversation for a Gameweek 3 visit to the Etihad Stadium for Leicester City.

“Not just today but since we came back, every training session I feel (De Bruyne) is incredibly committed. Right now, he is an incredibly important player for us. He always was but with the situation, we are in now he is so important. He played really well, shot an incredible penalty, he was strong and he did it perfectly. The amount of assists, how he runs. He played really well, like the whole team.” – Pep Guardiola

The question is, will Guardiola continue to use De Bruyne as a number 10? It is always impossible to second-guess the Manchester City boss, of course, but considering how effective his 4-2-3-1 formation was at Molineux, it would make a lot of sense to deploy it against Leicester too.

In many respects, Guardiola will be restricted in how much he can tweak his team selection for Gameweek 3 considering the number of absent players right now. Bernardo Silva (£7.5m) is out until the international break, while Ilkay Gundögan (£5.5m) has tested positive for coronavirus.

“Joao (Cancelo), Bernardo (Silva), Oleks(andr Zinchenko) and Sergio (Aguero) will be longer probably after the international break. That is the situation today but it will maybe change a little bit.” – Pep Guardiola

Those absences should leave Guardiola with no option but to roll with Fernandinho, Rodrigo and De Bruyne in midfield against Leicester. Meanwhile, the City manager has done his Fantasy counterparts a favour in terms of peace of mind, by revealing on Monday night that the Thursday-evening EFL Cup match would mostly feature younger and academy players instead of key first-teamers.

Meanwhile, Aguero’s ongoing absence boosts the FPL credentials of Gabriel Jesus (£9.5m), who got his first goal of the season in Monday night’s win.

While Raheem Sterling (£11.5m) and Phil Foden (£6.5m) still have to compete with Riyad Mahrez (£8.5m) and new signing Ferran Torres (£7.0m) for starting berths on the flanks of attacking midfield, there is a lot more certainty of starts for Jesus until Aguero returns.

The Brazilian made the most of his first outing of the campaign at Wolves, acting as a tireless member of the attack and going close to finding the net before his stoppage-time goal.

In the 42nd minute, he provided an excellent cushion header for De Bruyne to ghost past Willy Boly (£5.5m) and get one-on-one with Rui Patrício (£5.5m). The Wolves goalkeeper produced a fantastic save to deny the Belgian, who would have earned an assist for Jesus.

In the 52nd minute, De Bruyne played an outside-of-the-boot pass to Jesus, who came back across Conor Coady (£5.0m) and saw his left-foot shot saved by Patrício again.

Then, late in the game, the striker surged forward on the counter-attack and fired a powerful shot from distance that Patrício did well to tip around the post. It looked as if it would be a night of bad luck for Jesus owners in terms of attacking returns, until De Bruyne rolled the ball to him on the edge of the box, allowing him to blast home a deserved goal.

With Leicester, Leeds, Arsenal and West Ham the next four matches for Manchester City, an attacking double-up would certainly have its merits. As already mentioned, Jesus looks the most nailed-on option outside of De Bruyne for anyone looking for such a set-up.

As much as Manchester City kept Wolves at bay for most of the game, the home side did force their way into proceedings during the last half an hour, a spell which helped fine-tune how best to invest in their assets moving forward.

Nuno’s men face an excellent run of upcoming games, putting them against West Ham (away), Fulham (home), Leeds (away), Newcastle (home) and Crystal Palace (home) between now and Gameweek 7.

Perhaps the safest bet has to be Raúl Jiménez (£8.5m), whose headed goal against Manchester City means he has two in as many appearances at the start of this season.

But with his price still causing a few issues for the big spenders in midfield, Fantasy managers are considering Daniel Podence (£5.5m) for their teams, and with good reason.

Like Jiménez, Wolves’ number 10 has two attacking returns in two. In his case, they are both assists but Podence’s first goal of the season does not look a long way off.

In the 53rd minute, makeshift wing-back Adama Traoré (£6.5m) got the better of Benjamin Mendy (£6.0m), squaring the ball early to an unmarked Podence hovering in the middle of the box. His shot on the turn was off-target, but this passage of play was indicative of the positions Podence has been drifting into from the flanks of Wolves’ front-three.

Pedro Neto (£5.5m) found some joy behind Mendy a few minutes later, cutting back to Podence in the box. While he let the ball run for Ruben Neves (£5.5m) with a dummy, it was another promising position taken up by Wolves’ number 10.

Then in the 59th minute, Podence was put through one-on-one with Ederson (£6.0m) and came close to finding the net with a lob that landed on the roof of the net.

And nobody will forget the way Podence helped put Wolves back in the game. It was him who produced the exceptional cross for Jiménez’s header… just seconds after nutmegging De Bruyne (?!).

Podence’s ability is there for all to see and we are likely to see investment in the £5.5m man over the next few days based on form, price and fixtures.

However, it is worth just keeping our readers informed of the caveats that come with transferring the former Olympiacos man for Gameweek 3.

It seems fair to say that Podence’s chances of further starts are, to some extent, reliant on the shape Nuno chooses each week. So far, he has operated in a 3-4-3 formation, which accommodates two wingers, while a switch to 3-5-2 could put Podence in competition with Neto and Traoré for the right wing-back slot.

While Wolves are without a recognised like-for-like replacement for Matt Doherty (£6.0m) in that position, a new signing at right wing-back could also put Traoré back into contention for a place in the front-three.

Meanwhile, Vitinha (£5.0m) offers competition on the flanks of attacking midfield, and Wolves are expected to unveil the signing of Nelson Semedo very soon.

For the short-term, Podence has probably earned a start in at least the next match based on merit, although it is interesting to note that, despite two strong performances, Nuno wants him to improve moving forward.

“I think (Podence) is improving. It’s about the complicity with his teammates. He has more knowledge and the talent of Daniel is huge. He is very talented, has quality and is a fighter. He did well. He must improve like everybody. He must be more clinical in the box and that will be beneficial for us. We are going to work. Every day is a day to improve. Of course, the more games, the more complicity, the better we can be.” – Nuno Espirito Santo

Meanwhile, options in the Wolves defence took an interesting turn in Gameweek 2. After it appeared Ruben Vinagre (£4.4m) had lost his place from the start of the campaign, Marçal (£5.0m) was forced off with an unspecified injury eight minutes into the Manchester City match.

Nuno could not reveal the extent of the problem post-match, but anyone still holding Vinagre should pay close attention to his Gameweek 3 press conference later in the week for updates.

“We must assess (Marçal’s injury). It was just at the beginning of the match. He felt something and now we are going to assess. Let’s see. He said that he felt something and was not able to continue, so we immediately made a substitution so things didn’t get worse.” – Nuno Espirito Santo

Wolverhampton Wanderers XI (3-4-3): Patrício; Saïss, Coady, Boly; Marçal (Vinagre 8′), Neves, Moutinho (Dendoncker 78′), Traoré; Neto (F Silva 78′), Jiménez, Podence.

Manchester City XI (4-2-3-1): Ederson; B Mendy, Aké, Stones, Walker; Rodrigo, Fernandinho; Sterling (Torres 82′), De Bruyne, Foden; Jesus.

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3,103 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Stram Dunk
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 4 days ago

    WC. How it's looking?

    Martinez
    Digne James Saiss Castagne
    Salah Zaha KDB Rodriguez
    Jimenez Werner

    Steer Lamptey Anguissa Brewster

    1. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Yeah looks class

      1. Stram Dunk
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Cheers Rafa

    2. Over Midwicket
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Zaha to Barnes

      1. Stram Dunk
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Thanks mate

    3. Iceball
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      You fancy Werner rather than Son?

      1. Stram Dunk
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Yes

    4. You've got red on you.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      No 'pool defence is something I am considering but makes me feel uncomfortable.

      1. Stram Dunk
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Me too

    5. Lindelol
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Can Digne match robo and taa short term?

      1. Stram Dunk
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Hope so

  2. BenDavies
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Cheers for this write-up David! Very nice.

    1. doher.ty
        2 months, 4 days ago

        ugh

    2. Acerobert57
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      On WC - how's it look? Debating Foden --> Podence to upgrade Lamptey to Castagne or James.

      Martinez (Steer)
      TAA, Saiss, Taylor, Lamptey, Mitchell
      Salah, KDB, JRod, Zaha, Foden
      Jimenez, DCL, Adams

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Can the Foden >> Podence move not allow Mitchell >> James?

      2. luk46
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        benching headache? I would get Erner for Adams after downgrading Foden + Zaha > Klich + fodder?

    3. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Hey all. Think I want Kev(C), so best move here? All for a -4! Or I use the WC! Any ideas welcome!! Thanks 🙂

      A. Auba+ASM >> KDB+Zaha
      B. Auba+Bissouma >> KDB+Podence
      C. Auba+Egan >> KDB+Saiss

      McCarthy
      TAA, Justin, Davies, Mitchell
      Salah, Auba, Rodríguez, ASM*
      Werner, Ings
      (Nyland, Egan**, Bissouma**, Davis)

      1. Tonyawesome69
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 4 days ago

        C

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

        I would go C........SHU look terrible at the back, and no Egan last time cost them big. Bissouma the best 4.5 and will only miss one FPL game ( two rounds of EFL ) and I dont trust Zaha

        1. RAFA THE GAFFA
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Yeah. I like all 3 moves tbh. ASM has looked very poor on his return and plays against Davies where I’d want a clean sheet anyways (in FPL haha). Then Hamez against Mitchell isn’t ideal 🙁

      3. Sid07
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        C

      4. Abra Dubravka
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 4 days ago

        I started the weekend doing a combination of B and C for -8 before deciding to use my Wildcard yesterday.
        I would say C, so you can bench Justin this week

        1. RAFA THE GAFFA
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Yeah. I can also bench Justin in B with Podence playing instead of Saiss

          1. Abra Dubravka
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 4 days ago

            Oh yeah ofc. Still think Saiss...just

      5. Runaway
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        C

      6. St Pauli Walnuts
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Easy one, C all the way.

    4. Sid07
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      1) auba to kdb (-4)
      2) asm to podence (-4)
      3) both

      1. Tonyawesome69
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 4 days ago

        1

      2. jayzico
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        1. ASM was amazing end of last season

      3. aleksa96
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        1

    5. Iceball
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Considering Castagne on a WC, very attacking and fixtures looks good after ManCity.
      Would you play him or KWP this week?

      1. Tonyawesome69
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Castagne - better CS potential and attacking points

        1. Tonyawesome69
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 4 days ago

          I read that wrong but still play him

      2. THFC4LIFE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Play him, Don’t expect a cleanie but wouldn’t rule out attacking returns

      3. jayzico
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        keeping him for a hopeful second rise. Him or Justin

    6. jayzico
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Sorry for long post. Many newbies ask how to make cash, there are other ways this is the easiest and a good time to do it. Best time is over the 2 week spells

      For those of you savvy enough (you probably have a whopping great no next to your name).

      There are at lest 0.5 points to be made this gw (IF YOU ARE ON A WC)

      How? Well, when someone goes over the 100% threshold that player gets a 1 beside their name on th fpl stats site. It's usually a player who'll have done amazing this week but likely to produce hehaw next. ie Zaha, Son, Bamford,

      Even though you don't want those players (you might) keep them until their DCL.(hopefully) second rise ie fri night. PS if on a WC DO NOT get Werner YET

      As he will be 9.4 rather than 9.5 either tomorrow or day after.You follow? Then get him back Friday night. It's great knowing you've a wee cash pot growing. Sterling or Maherz - you decide...

      Zaha and Son, have already gone up 0.1 they will inevitably go up another 0.1 thus 0.2. There you've made an instant 0.1. Boom.Easiest way to coin it in the game.

      I'm hoping to have made 0.7 on Saturday. As Tesco says 'Every little helps'.

      1. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        It's actually quite rare that a player goes up 0.2m in one week. Usually those mega bandwagons are players you will want to keep so it's not easy to make money like that.

        Just be mindful of the prices. If you're going to wildcard, wildcard early so you can load up on price risers.

        1. jayzico
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Sorry, I missed the most crucial part s Camzy says. DO IT EARLY.

          Anyway, the Werner trick will still work, guaranteed.

          1. Team Bobcat
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            Bit late for this week them

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

        I’d add that with more people active in first few weeks, more likely to be wild price changes.

        Still not enough to persuade me to wc though!

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

        How many players are you expecting to double rise in a week? I've tried this before in the past even during 2 week international breaks and rarely get any more than 2.

        1. jayzico
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          FPL stats tells you.I expect rises out of at least 7 players. And Werner, Aurier and possibly Auba will drop. Hey my tactics haven't worked in all the times I've played this. The best players seem to make the fewest changes.

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

            Yeah 7 players will rise, but not twice so you won't make any money. Also I don't want Aurier or Auba so them dropping doesn't help.

    7. SHOWSTOPPERRR
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Guys asm dropping right?so what about auba and asm to kdb and podence for a-4?

      1. Tonyawesome69
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 4 days ago

        I done this move for a hit

        1. SHOWSTOPPERRR
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Thanks

      2. jayzico
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        If he's dropping DO IT. No questions. PS I'm not using this page to advocate finances over form haha. sorry.

        1. SHOWSTOPPERRR
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Thanks

      3. Peteski29
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Thats the move I've made

        1. SHOWSTOPPERRR
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Thanks

      4. Sarri-ball
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        I would i was thinking same moves -8 so def would -4

        1. SHOWSTOPPERRR
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Thanks

    8. You've got red on you.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      How terrible an idea to go without Liverpool defence for a week or so? Or should I just give up on trying to squeeze Werner into a WC team I am perfectly happy with?

      a) Werner and James

      b) DCL and TTA

      Martinez
      ________ - Saiss - Taylor/Mitchell/Lamptey
      KDB - Rodriguez - Son - Salah
      ________ - Mitrovic - Jimenez

      Subs: Steer - Bissouma - other 2 defenders

      1. TomSaints
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Last time I went without Liverpool defender was TAA v Leicester.

        Never again

        1. Goonsquad245
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          That was some crazy variance though, he’ll probably never get another 24 pointer again....

          1. You've got red on you.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            Until this weekend when he's not in my team...

    9. camarozz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Bottomed 3 times would u believe it?

      Used my 2fts last nite
      (kdb+Jrod in)

      Ramsdale

      TAA/Davies/Bertrand

      Kdb/Jrod/kwp/Havertz

      Martial/Werner/DCL

      (Vinegre/Mitchell/Bissouma)

      Can i save my WC??

      Southampton players and Davies nxt to go...

      Any advice?

      Mayb jwp➡️Podence for - 4

      1. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Is KWP in midfield Salah?

        If so, you're fine I think. Would hold.

        1. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Oh it's JWP... Eugh.

          I'd be very tempted to wildcard. You'd change a lot of that team.

      2. SHOOTER MCGINN
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Got 9 of the same players and not wildcarding yet. JWP is a waste but has WBA GW4.

        If your rank is like mine with a similar team, things literally can't get worse. So I'm holding out to WC GW5.

        1. camarozz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Yes my rank is worst iv ever been after 2gws. I know there's a 4 at the start of it can't look at the rest!!
          Least villa won:)

      3. Iceball
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        It feels great to WC, if you wanna change 5+ players, why not WC? Later can always fix some issues, rather than postpone the problem you have now. If you think you dont have enough data to see who are the real deal, might wait.

      4. Goonsquad245
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        I’d wildcard.

        Davies, Bertrand, JWP, possibly Vinagre are huge issues

        Don’t like Havertz either although he has a good fixture this week.

        1. camarozz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Thanks all. It is a bit of a mess

    10. Tashi Tshering
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Gw3 wildcard played.
        Any suggestions?
        McCarthy
        TAA Saiss Mitchell
        Son podence salah(c) KDB Rodriguez
        Jiminez DCL
        Nyland| Justin| Davis| Dunne

      • DrunkPhilosophy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Ryan Button
        TAA KWP Lamptey CTaylor Mitchell
        Salah KDB Son Rodriguez Reed
        Werner Mitro Adams

        This is my current team with a -8

        Worth WC?

      • Lestat
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        A - Rodriguez and Kane or B - Son and DCL?

        1. DrunkPhilosophy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          A

        2. Goonsquad245
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          B with the 2m saving

        3. Peteski29
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          B

      • Flynny
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Evening....how would you fill in the gaps in this wildcard? Foden too much of a rotation risk?

        Thanks

        Martinez steer
        Taa saiss xxx lamptey 4m
        Salah kdb xxx podence burke
        Werner jiminez dcl

        A......Taylor and zaha

        B....taylor and barnes

        C.....james and foden

        1. S.Kuqi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          C

      • RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Auba >> KDB(C) done. Will worry about the rest Friday haha 🙂

        1. Good Times
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Decent

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

          Feels goood doesn’t it.. Auba was such a waste of space..

          1. RAFA THE GAFFA
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            Kev is just the main man this season. Huge Captain option most weeks

      • Good Times
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Had posted earlier but didn't ask the right question

        Guaita steer
        Saiss Justin kwp Taylor Mitchell
        Salah Kdb son zaha James
        Jimi dcl Bamford

        Drop who- Bamford, James or zaha......?

        Ty

        1. Third Eye Vision
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Bamford for me.

          1. Third Eye Vision
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            At some point, you might be better of downgrading your 8th attacker to a 4.5 and spending the change on that defence.

      • Silent Friend
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Suddenly nobody here want to pick United assets anymore lol

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

          I am terrified to go without. I think Martial is going to be the best of the bunch.

      • Werner Bros
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Any update on ASM injury?

        Not sure whether to do ASM > Podence for a -4. Team below

        McCarthy
        TAA Davies Taylor Mitchell
        Salah KDB Son ASM
        Werner Martial

        Nyland Justin Davis Bissouma

        1. Flynny
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Think I read he is ok

          1. Werner Bros
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            Source? Reckon it's worth keeping if he is

        2. Sarri-ball
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Bruce said def out midweek could be avalable for weekend

          1. Werner Bros
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            Worth keeping then or take the -4?

      • fordy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Already done a -4, but do i do another -4 on Auba to KDB?

        1. doher.ty
            2 months, 4 days ago

            sure, take a -12 who cares, this game is dead.

          • J ⚒ Salah & Vinagre
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            I’d probably do the extra -4, but only If I were captaining KDB.

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

          Of fek. Kdb rose even though I am pretty sure the expected date was today. Well, need to chin up and pay more.

          Anyone else missed price rose?

          1. DrunkPhilosophy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            Me and it kinda screwed up my entire plan and ended up with a -8 🙁

            1. BobbyDoesNotLook
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              Thats annoying :/ I had itb and can manage with -4 but still annoying because could have done the move yesterday after the match.

          2. Bobby Digital
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            Saiss went up

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

          A. Son/Werner
          B. Mitrovic/Mane or Salah

          Already have KDB and Sterling.

        4. Bobby Digital
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          I'll have no subs this weekend... crap!

          1. deafcassette
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 4 days ago

            I'll have one..!

            1. Bobby Digital
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              It's either getting KDB for Auba and have no subs... or doing Egan to a max. 5.0m defender and have one sub (Mitchell).

        5. tristanabc
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Thoughts on WC? Feeling slightly generic today. Any weak points?

          Martinez Steer
          TAA Castagne Saiss James Mitchell
          Salah KDB Son Podence Anguissa
          Jiminez DCL Wood

          1. tristanabc
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            Only thoughts is who my 1st sub will be each w/e.
            Which is why I may do Wood and Podence -> fodder and JRod

        6. ralfb
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          any thoughts how to change this active wc team ?
          martinez steer
          taa saiss mitchell justin lamptey
          salah kdb son klich
          dcl werner bamford
          thought to replace werner with kane after next gw

          1. Toothpick Bandit
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            Take out werner before he drops (possibly tonight), then bring him back in 0.1 cheaper.

        7. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Robbo - Coleman - Saiss/Semedo defense is very appealing. Didn't realize Coleman was an option but I do remember him being fairly offensive, definitely prefer him to Keane.

          1. Bobby Digital
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            Who is Semedo?

            1. doher.ty
                2 months, 4 days ago

                He's coming to Wolves

              • Flair
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                2 months, 4 days ago

                Nelson Semedo, Barcelona rightback, almost confirmed he's joining Wolves. Incredibly exciting signing.

            2. J ⚒ Salah & Vinagre
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              Goalman will always be a legend!

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

              Reaching a tad I think. Better options for cheaper than Coleman IMO.

              1. Flair
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                2 months, 4 days ago

                Like? Already got Lamptey.

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

                  I guess it depends what you'd do with the extra .5 but lamptey would've been best obviously.

          2. Fer Fuch's Ake
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            It feels lonely up here being the only non-EVE attack owner, with no plans of bringing anyone this GW 🙁

            1. SHOWSTOPPERRR
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              I have none and no plans to bring any this gw.

          3. J ⚒ Salah & Vinagre
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            If you had 14M to spend on 2 mids, who would you choose?

            I’ve provided a list of people I’m interested in. Currently I’m on Barnes and Zaha, but would welcome any different point of views.

            Barnes - 7M
            Zaha - 7m
            Greenwood - 7.5m
            Podence - 5.5m
            Trossard - 6m
            Traore - 6.5m
            Grealish - 7m
            Foden - 6.5m

            Thanks in advance 🙂

            1. Bobby Digital
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              Foden and James

              1. J ⚒ Salah & Vinagre
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 4 days ago

                Thanks, James not on the list though.

            2. Fer Fuch's Ake
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              I would stick with Barnes and Zaha not worth wasting transfers on lateral moves

              1. J ⚒ Salah & Vinagre
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 4 days ago

                They look good, really pass the eye test. Barnes shooting on demand.

                I do have a wondering eye for greenwood though....

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

                  Barnes fixtures great after this gw (had him from the start and very happy with his performances so far). I think Greenwood can wait a few weeks as always a chance UTD buy someone to compete with him and fixtures and may take another week or two for utd to get up to speed?

                  With Semedo coming in, Traore might push into front 3 again?

            3. Albrightondknight
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              Foden and Podence and you got some change 🙂

              1. J ⚒ Salah & Vinagre
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 4 days ago

                Thanks for the input. Would need to
                Upgrade the 5th mid to ensure I’m ready for the inevitable foden lottery though.

                High risk, high reward I guess.

          4. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            Martial -> Werner(C) -4?

            Martinez
            Digne James Saiss Ayling
            Salah KDB(C) Fernandes Podence
            Martial Jimenez

            (Steer Justin Brewster Bissouma*) 0.5itb

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

              I'd hold Martial. I am very fearful of not owning.

            2. doher.ty
                2 months, 4 days ago

                Nah

              • IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 4 days ago

                Thanks you both!

            3. SHOWSTOPPERRR
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              A)podence
              B) klich

              1. ManofKent
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 4 days ago

                Podence probably better player, definitely in better team, but not on penalties and not as nailed...

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

              After taking a -4 how does this look?
              Out Auba Alli Adams
              In Sterling Podence DCL

              Ryan

              TAA Taylor KWP

              Salah (VC) Sterling Rodríguez Barnes Podence

              Werner(C) DCL

              Steer Lascelles Mitchell Davis