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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  1. MagicMessi
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Bench 1
    Salah sterling Klich jRod* Son
    KaneC Richarlison Bamford*

    Thanks

    1. SalahFingers
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Got to be Klich or Bamford

      1. MagicMessi
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        I will start Klich so it's between Jrod and Bamford I'm on Bamford bench now only because he doesn't play 90

        1. SalahFingers
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 1 month ago

          I would play Jrod away to C Palace.

          Leeds can score well, but they are away to Sheffield United. I know Sheff Utd have not had the best start, but they can be not bad defensively so I'd only play one of the Leeds players. Isn't Klich the penalty taker? If so, I'd probably bench Bamford.

          Who knows.. maybe they'll score 4 again.

          1. MagicMessi
            • 9 Years
            1 year, 1 month ago

            Yes thanks buddy best of luck

            1. SalahFingers
              • 3 Years
              1 year, 1 month ago

              You too 🙂

    2. Dthinger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Richarlison. You can’t bench Hamez and Bamford is in good form

      1. KDB4PREZ
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        You’d actually bench richarlison? This place getting crazy lol

        1. MagicMessi
          • 9 Years
          1 year, 1 month ago

          I expect Richarlison to haul actually

  2. Heskey Time
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Someone convince me about Castagne? Is he really all that in terms of FPL returns

    1. MagicMessi
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Yes

      1. Heskey Time
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Any stats or reasons to back that up?

        1. MagicMessi
          • 9 Years
          1 year, 1 month ago

          No

          1. Heskey Time
            • 7 Years
            1 year, 1 month ago

            Nice

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

            No stats but he looks really dangerous

    2. SalahFingers
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Me too.

      Obviously he's done well this season, but his last 3 years were 75 apps - 5 goals. Obviously different team.

      My issue is more with his 5.5 price tag. I am thinking of going to Lamptey instead.

  3. SalahFingers
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Drop 2.

    A) Castagne
    B) James
    C) Justin
    D) Mitchell
    E) Saiss
    F) Lamptey
    G) Dunne

    1. Heskey Time
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Dunne/ Mitchell and Justin for me. They happen to be the cheapest players on there though

      1. SalahFingers
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        I'm thinking of dropping Castagne (for price) and Dunne. Lots of good (cheaper) defenders makes me not want a Liverpool defender right now.

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

      G D C B E A F from low to high

      1. SalahFingers
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Thanks. Is Castagne really that good? I have him right now in WC, but he's relatively expensive (5.5).

        1. MagicMessi
          • 9 Years
          1 year, 1 month ago

          If you need the money elsewhere he's expensive yea I don't have him but honestly think he will be good .

          1. SalahFingers
            • 3 Years
            1 year, 1 month ago

            Well.. I have 0.3 spare and I want lamptey in. I can't drop Mitchell for it, so I'd need to drop either Reece James or Justin.

    3. Gabbiadini
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      C (Pereira back soon)
      F

      1. SalahFingers
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Thanks.

  4. FCSB
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    is Podence nailed ??

    1. Salah’s Sonnet
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      One of the most asked questions this GW. Afraid we don’t know for sure, but with the form he’s in, surely has to be given a shot. That assist alone for Jimi’a goal the other night speaks for itself.

    2. Gabbiadini
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Ahead of Neto.

  5. Salah’s Sonnet
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Well, WC team is the same:

    Martinez
    James - XXX - Saiss
    Podence - Salah - KDB - XXX - Rodriguez
    XXX - Jiminez
    ________________________________
    Steer: Lamptey: Mitchell: Brewster

    But now debating between 2 options:

    A) TAA + Son + DCL (as above)
    B) Robertson + Zaha + Jesus

    Just stick with A as it’s more flexible to downgrade and manouvre with and be sensible?

    Appreciate any input, the options available is wild!

    🙂

    1. Heskey Time
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      I have gone B with Werner and will most likely do Werner to jesus the following week. Although may just start with Jesus also I’m undecided

      1. Heskey Time
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        I also have thought about son but just unsure if his 4 goals was a result of his ability or Southamptons defensive line. Don’t think other defenses with give him that space but he could still haul

        1. Salah’s Sonnet
          • 10 Years
          1 year, 1 month ago

          Exactly, a lot of it was down to Southamptons ridiculous high line play, but Newcastle next.....could very well carry that confidence into the next game, plus i think he has a decent record against the magpies, i could be wrong though.

      2. Salah’s Sonnet
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Cheers man, cool yeah your method sounds decent, think i’m involving Son too much out of regret of bloody doing him to Bruno last GW, was gutted!
        Just so many options.

        1. Heskey Time
          • 7 Years
          1 year, 1 month ago

          There really are too many. Trying to pick 2 between son, jiminez, and Jesus/Werner tough especially when I want to keep a pool def. I’ve heard people say zaha is a trap but I think I like him. Easy to switch to Barnes or foden if needed whereas if you go with DCL and he stops scoring there’s not much around that price

          1. Heskey Time
            • 7 Years
            1 year, 1 month ago

            Hope that helped. Also trying to convince myself my choices are sound at the same time haha

            1. Salah’s Sonnet
              • 10 Years
              1 year, 1 month ago

              Haha no it does help and puts it into persoective, all about flexibility in many a sense, cheers bud, i’ll be tinkering right up until deadline! 🙂

  6. I Must Break You
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Salah has 2 goal involvements in each of his last 3 home matches against Arsenal. 2 goals last year. 1 goal and 1 assist in the 2 previous home matches before that. You're welcome.

    1. BenjaniMwaruwari
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Food for thought, him or KDB for the armband!

  7. NATSTER
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Which combo do you rate better for filling these two spots?

    Salah - KDB - Zaha - X - X
    Jimenez - DCL - 4.5

    A) Sterling + Podence
    B) Son + Hames

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

      I have Son & Hames

    2. BenjaniMwaruwari
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      B) just because of the price point, easy to jump on/off. To many captain options in A) and since you can't captain them all I believe there is little value in A).

      1. NATSTER
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Agree with price point. There are more interesting options in 9.0 & 7.5 range.

        Anyway, A give double mids of City who scoring for fun and Sterling will surely be named often in scoresheet. I feel it probably doesn't need to captain him to get benefits of having him.

        If Son can match Sterling, it would be great but Spurs still unpredictable.

        1. BenjaniMwaruwari
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 year, 1 month ago

          Agreed, but in general the premiums are "poor value" that is ppm isn't high. But when captaincy comes into play we have another dimension. And Sterling is an explosive player so if you're strategy is f.x. captaining Sterling over KDB in the away games I believe it might be fruitful. But at this stage of the season where it is always preferable to build value where possible I believe it is more attracting to have more price points in order to hop on/off bandwagons.

          1. NATSTER
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            1 year, 1 month ago

            I see it more clear now. Thank you for sharing more thoughts on value perspectives.

            In this case of Sterling vs Son, I probably see them both as premium and plan for keeping over the season. So, I didn't plan to hop on/off and also forgot to compare value. Podence & Hames are both not proven, so we leave them out of equation for now.

            Trying now with data from last two seasons.
            > Sterling : average points = 219 Pts/season | PPM = 19.04
            > Son : average points = 164 Pts/season | PPM = 18.22

            Sterling consistently hit territory of 200 points in the last three seasons. So, I believe he will be able to achieve it again. It probably depends on what we believe Son could achieve to make his value better than Sterling.

            The key might be the stage of season that you mentioned. It's probably worth going with combo that help us building value first.

    3. SalahFingers
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      B

    4. NATSTER
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      A bit surprised with preference as I see lot of teams with Podence.
      Thank you .

      1. BenjaniMwaruwari
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Podence is a good pick, but that option only comes into question if you are considering in captaining Sterling regularly over KDB/Salah.

    5. Dthinger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      B

  8. BenjaniMwaruwari
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Do we expect Reguilón to start immediately or eased in? What has Mourinho done in the past?

    1. BenDavies
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      See what happens on Thursday. If Reguilon starts there, he won't play the Premier League game. If Davies starts, Reguilon might very well start the PL

      1. BenjaniMwaruwari
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Cheers, Bavies on borrowed time..

  9. Alisson WondHaaland
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    ASM to Podence worth a hit? (Could also go for anyone up to 6.5)

    1. BenjaniMwaruwari
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      sure if you do it before the price rise! 0,2 swing

      1. Alisson WondHaaland
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Done 🙂

        1. BenjaniMwaruwari
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 year, 1 month ago

          Solid transfer, and great expectations in Podence!

    2. SalahFingers
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Yes IMO

    3. Pranav Santhosh
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Worth the hit and if can go to 6.5 I’d look at Foden

      1. I Must Break You
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Worried Foden might rotate with Mahrez. I'm not sure if that's a question or a statement.

  10. etown
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Good evening all, looking for some feedback on team, just brought in Jimenez today.

    Martinez

    Shaw, Kwp, Mitchell

    Fernandes, De Bruyne, Salah, Rodriguez, Pereira

    Dcl, Jimenez

    Steer, Wilson, Struijk, Justin

    1. BenjaniMwaruwari
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      C. Wilson on bench? If so than I would be inclined to downgrade some attacker in order to upgrade Shaw to Roberson/TAA. Solid team otherwise.

  11. PepSala
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Who scores more in the next two weeks Sterling or Salah? That is the question my friends

    1. Salah’s Sonnet
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      It’s a question i literally cannot answer, and if i tried i would implode 🙂

      1. Dthinger
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Salah

    2. Cynical
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Sterling, mainly based on the Leeds game

  12. FCSB
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    1. ASM >> Podence (-4)
    2. Hold (play Mitchell v EVE)

    thanks

    1. SalahFingers
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      1

    2. BenjaniMwaruwari
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      1

  13. Taegugk Warrior
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    WC Team

    Martinez
    Robbo,Saiss,Taylor
    Salah,KDB,Son,Hamez,Podence
    DCL,Jimenez

    Sterr Mitchel Justin Davis
    0.7itb

    Any issue there...?

    1. Mbeumo's Post
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Mitchell dropped soon

      1. SalahFingers
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Easy switch to Dunne then

        1. Taegugk Warrior
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 1 month ago

          is Dunne safe his place for starting 11..? How nailed is he..?

          1. BenjaniMwaruwari
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 year, 1 month ago

            Not at all, it seems he is 4th choice for CB. But with Tarkowski and Mee injured he got a game.

        2. Mbeumo's Post
          • 10 Years
          1 year, 1 month ago

          Who

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

      Looks solid

    3. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Arise, Sir Taegugk Warrior!

    4. Salah’s Sonnet
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Exact same team as it stands except for Robbo whereas i’m with TAA. Maybe Mitchell to Lamptey.

      1. Salah’s Sonnet
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Oh wait no, instead of Taylor i have James and Lamptey over Justin 🙂

      2. Taegugk Warrior
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        downgrade TAA to Robbo.. so i can upgrade mitchel

        1. Salah’s Sonnet
          • 10 Years
          1 year, 1 month ago

          Ahhh i’m with ya, decent choice is Robbo anyways.

  14. SalahFingers
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Castagne + Podence

    or

    Lamptey + Zaha

    1. Taegugk Warrior
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Castagne + Pod

      1. SalahFingers
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        I'm on Castagne + Pod right now. Thanks

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

      2 for me (plus Jiminez if you can)

      1. SalahFingers
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        I got Jimenez. Just trying to figure out how to get all these players in. Thanks 🙂

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

      don't see Zaha doing it anyway consistently over upcoming GWs so I'd prefer the first two or Lamptey + Podence if you can use the money effectively elsewhere

      1. SalahFingers
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Thanks - yeah Zaha is very much short term punt and team value. He'll be good for a few gameweeks max I'd say.

        I'm trying to fit lamptey in.. that's the problem right now.

  15. Lignja
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    McCarthy
    Taa, Justin, Michel (Vinagre, Struijk)
    Salah, Kdb, Son, Auba, Asm
    Mitrovic, Wilson

    A. wc to

    Martinez
    James, Michell, Justin
    Salah, Kdb, Son, Rodrigez, Rashford
    Werner, Mitroivc

    B. Asm to Podance

    1. SalahFingers
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      I wouldnt WC your team tbh.

      B

    2. Taegugk Warrior
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      If you asked this yesterday... WC it would be nice

      1. Lignja
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        why yesterday?

        1. SalahFingers
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 1 month ago

          Many of them went up in price yesterday.

          1. SalahFingers
            • 3 Years
            1 year, 1 month ago

            Nevermind. Only KDB did. If you wildcarded at the start of the week, you would have gained about 0.5 more value though. It's a bit late to wc now.

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

      hard to waste a wildcard once you have KdB & Salah already in place...take a hit or even a -8 as WC is worth a lot more imo

      1. Lignja
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        im thinking Auba, Asm to Rasford, Rodrigez

  16. LucasMoregametime
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 1 month ago

    A) Werner, Kane, KDB/Salah, Zaha
    B) DCL, Martial, KDB, Salah

    Leaning towards A with KDB atm

    Cheers

    1. Salah’s Sonnet
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      I’d choose B there, gotta have both KDB and Salah for me

    2. SalahFingers
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Both very good IMO.

      A with KDB looks great.

  17. sinik
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Risers

    Castagne (£5.6)

    Fallers

    Mac Allister (£5.4), Emerson (£4.9), Abraham (£7.3), Havertz (£8.4), Delph (£4.9), Sigurdsson (£6.9), Davies (£5.4), Robinson (£4.4), Pérez (£6.4), Choudhury (£4.9), Shackleton (£4.9), Jota (£6.3), Gayle (£5.9), Krafth (£4.4), Schär (£4.9), Yedlin (£4.4), Muto (£4.9), McGoldrick (£5.4), McBurnie (£5.9), Long (£5.4), Salisu (£4.4), Sissoko (£4.9), Aurier (£5.3), Fernandes (£4.9), Noble (£4.9), Haller (£6.3), Fornals (£6.4)

    1. LucasMoregametime
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Would love Werner to fall lol

      1. Major League Shocker
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 1 month ago

        A watched pot never boils?

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

      Cheers TM, sorry Rainy, sorry Sinik 😉

      1. sinik
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Don't get used to it, just keeping a close eye during my WC 😉

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

        101.0 even after losing 0.1 on Mitchell in a change of heart on him 🙂

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

      Cheers

    4. Lignja
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      nice no Asm drop

    5. cravencottage
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Wow- Hamez doesn’t rise again

    6. SalahFingers
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Thanks - These WC inconsistencies are giving me wildcard headaches.

    7. Salah’s Sonnet
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Eurgh, one riser, cheers Sinik

    8. Pavsboot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      If Werner doesn't fall it's gonna be real painful putting him in on a WC with a drop imminent....

      1. Gabbiadini
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        he just has to.

    9. dark91
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Lots of fallers every day it seems

    10. Bounce
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Most hall of famers could probably play the season with £99m and still finish top 10k. Team value isn't that important.

    11. CroatianHammer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Haller great value now. 'Ex' thinks he'll start this weekend

    12. lugs
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      cheers, Salisu is interesting at 4.4, surely he plays soon after the Saints weekend horror show

    13. Daniel Jebbison
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Come on Havertz do a Son

    14. Whats the Huth
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Thank you for listening to my feedback, and putting the new prices next to players names.

    15. French Gooner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      FPL locking Hamez’ prize ? Has been over 100 on fplstatistics for the past 2 days

      1. Dr Van Nostrand
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        He's been over 100 on FFFix for over a week now it's absurd tampering.

        1. Dr. Rog
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          1 year, 1 month ago

          i suspect that a new rule will be found regarding new players. maybe the thresholds are increased for them - similar to injured players.

    16. Dr Van Nostrand
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Some serious Fawlty Tower shenanigans going on with JRod. How has the surely most bought player in the game since GW1 not risen

      1. ChuckN
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Yes, the price manipulation this year is even worse than previous if that's possible. Starting to ruin the game a bit. Werner is another one - pushing 50% to 35% drop in ownership and no price drop is crazy. Basically avoided him as I had a feeling he wouldn't do well and would take time to gel with his team-mates, yet the 3.5m people who did just get to avoid any consequence of that decision.

        Meanwhile, 18% owned Ings kills it and drops 2% and owners get punished.

        "oh but the algorithm!"

  18. MartinSandison
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Hello all, looking for some feedback/advice on team, thinking of using wildcard.

    team before wildcard

    Mccarthy

    TAA, Vinagre, Mitchell

    Fernandes, Auba, Rodriguez, ASM

    Werner, Martial, Mitrovic

    Nyland, Periera, Tierney, Douglas

    After wildcard,

    Pickford

    TAA, James, Saiss

    Rodriguez, KDB, Salah, Zaha

    Mitrovic, DCL, Jiminez

    Martinez, Mitchell, Anguissa, Dunne.

    Any thoughts or changes you would make? should i hold off until after the international break on using my wildcard? im last in my league and 82 points behind first already and panicking

    1. HMC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Don’t love Everton defence but would choose Digne over Pickford, otherwise go down to max 5m keeper

  19. PL Ball
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Pick 1:

    A) Rodriguez
    B) Podence

    1. Cynical
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      A

    2. SalahFingers
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Got to be A

    3. Gabbiadini
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      completely different price points. depends on what you can do with the 2.0
      I have B and not A.

    4. doher.ty
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 1 month ago

      A but it depends what you do with the 2.0. It’s silly for them to be competing.

    5. HMC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Fwiw currently on both for WC

  20. klopptimusprime
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    WC Thoughts: Hit the Button and set on majority of team just need some help in finalising.

    With 18.1 ITB for 2 MIDs and an ATT (1 will start on the bench)
    __________________________________________________
    a) J Rodriguez + Podence + 4.5 ATT
    b) Foden + Podence + Watkins (AVL)
    c) Barnes + Podence + Watkins (downgrading TAA to Robbo +0.5)
    d) other

    Thanks!

    1. Alexis Nonsense
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      C for rank boost imo

      1. klopptimusprime
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        gotta be ballsy

  21. Cynical
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    A. Son and Wood
    B. Zaha and Jimenez

    1. Watk‘Ings
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 1 month ago

      B all day long.

  22. Taegugk Warrior
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    A. James + Mitchel
    B. Taylor + Lamptey

    1. Cynical
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      B

    2. Gabbiadini
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      A

    3. doher.ty
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 1 month ago

      B

  23. akhilrajau
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    which one yo go for wc

    A. 3-4-3
    Martinez, Nyland
    TAA,James, Saiss, Justin, Mitchel
    Salah,KDB, Rodriguez,Zaha, Bissouma
    Calvert-Lewin, Bamford, Werner
    B. 3-5-2
    Martinez, Nyland
    TAA,James, Saiss, Justin, Mitchel
    Salah,KDB, Rodriguez,Zaha, Podence
    Calvert-Lewin, Werner, Davis

    1. Gabbiadini
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      B

    2. Cynical
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      I prefer 343 but downgrade a mid and upgrade Bamford to a 6 or 6.5 imo

      1. akhilrajau
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        I have .3 in bank so can upgrade Bamford to 6 m. But who ia worth on that. I think Mitrovic is there but Bamford form confused

        1. Cynical
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 1 month ago

          Bamf is competing with Rodrigo so could be a problem long term whereas Mitro is by far Fulham's main threat

          1. akhilrajau
            • 3 Years
            1 year, 1 month ago

            K so best to move Bamford -> mitro?

            What about Justin -> Taylor (bur) for long term?

            1. Cynical
              • 5 Years
              1 year, 1 month ago

              Yeah C Taylor is a good pick. Burnley have a nice run of fixtures now.

  24. Gazwaz80
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Is Bale, at 9.5 million a bargain?

    1. Cynical
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Wait and see. Potentially.

      1. Gazwaz80
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Yep, not match fit at the moment, but could’ve an absolute steal...

        1. Cynical
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 1 month ago

          Yeah I am sure I will own him at some stage

    2. Alexis Nonsense
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Not played football in ages, likes golf more than football and play for Mourinho so I'm skeptic

    3. E25
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      0.5 more than Son? Can't see him being a bargain.

  25. Puntillimon
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    McCarthy steer
    Trent Robbo KWP Taylor Mitchell
    Salah son James soucek Burke
    Werner Mitro Kane 0ITB 2FT

    I’ve been pondering how best to use my 2FT but any moves sacrifices players I want to keep for their fixture runs. Highly likely I’ll be burning my FT. May go for double wolves next week instead and bring son/Kane out depending on how they look again this week.

    1. BenjaniMwaruwari
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      I would definitely get rid of one of McCarthy/KWP for Martinez/Konsa/Lamptey etc. instead of burning a transfer.

  26. Taegugk Warrior
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Why there is so much love for lamptey...?

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

      He’s a RB that plays like a RW. Gave alonso a torrid time, and did really well last week as well before the injury

      1. Taegugk Warrior
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        how bad his injury...? any chance he paly gw 3..?

    2. Cynical
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      attacking returns

      1. Taegugk Warrior
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        in term of Attacking returns who is better, justin or lamptey..?

    3. Gazwaz80
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Because he’s FPL gold at that price...

    4. SalahFingers
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Because he impressed in the first 2 games, got 2 assists, and is cheap.

    5. MagicMessi
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      New Sterling

  27. Watk‘Ings
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 1 month ago

    A or B

    A Son home at Newcastle
    B Sterling at home to Leicester

    (on WC, 2.9m ITB current plan is to transfer Sterling in for Son FT GW4, but questioning if I should just do it now. I'm fine with the rest of my team, so it comes down to A or B in terms of points this GW)

  28. KanteTouchThis
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    On wc

    Marinez steer
    Taa saiss Justin mitchell dunne
    Salah Kdb son James Podence
    Werner dcl brewster

    Need to upgrade Dunne, don't I?

    Taa to Robertson and dunne to 4.5?

  29. I Must Break You
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    ASM > Podence worth a -4 if neither are going to start for me this week? (Podence would be 1st on bench)
    Maybe put another way, would you pay -4 for a 0.2 price delta alone at this stage in the season?

    1. SalahFingers
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      I wouldn't.

      I'd only pay it IF I was gonna play him.

    2. L'Aeroplanino
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      not convinced he is a good option long term so no

  30. Dirty Harry
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    How Hamez has not risen is absolutely mind boggling.

    This round he has had almost 560k transfers in (almost 60k out) so say ~500k in this round
    Prior to that, he had a net transfer in of 277k.

    So we've seen around 777k transfers in and no rise yet.

    No I understand the price rising is more than likely an unknown equation and wild cards also play a part but there has been a heap of risers with far less transfers in.

    1. I Must Break You
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Agreed. Has to have something to do with many of those transfers coming via WC, as you suggested.

    2. gribude
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Rigged and don't ask why pla...