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. Rushford
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Is it worth a hit to avoid price drop on Davies? What are the chances of him starting this GW? Don’t see Mourinho changing to 5-3-2 all of a sudden

    1. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 3 days ago

      I recon he gets this week

  2. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Crazy to consider Ings as a differential captain option?

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

      Not this GW.
      Burnley aren't whipping boys

    2. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Wouldn’t with tark coming back in burley at home should be more solid

    3. jimmyabs1987
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Better to consider Wood

  3. FIRMINOLOOKGOAL
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Does anyone notice why GW 4 to 11 most teams play at the same day and time?

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

      Yup they've just been trying to decide on the game time that's why they've all been at different times

    2. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Tv scheduling issue?

    3. Amey
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Will change around GW 4 IB.
      TV timings not decided yet i guess

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

      Cheers guys!

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

    Hey guys,
    I made a huge mistake yesterday. I was exhausted but did my FT. I wanted to do Auba > KDB, but did Salah > KDB ...
    SHould I take a hit to take him back knowing that he's 0.1 more than when I sold him ?

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

      I would. Salah will keep going up in price. He's got Villa next.

    2. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Let it ride, maybe the Fantasy Gods made this happen

      1. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 3 days ago

        I’d probably convince myself of this and go with it

      2. Alan Hansen's Emu
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Haha. Cant argue with that!

    3. Amey
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Yes
      And Never plan to do FPL transfer again when you are tired 🙂

  5. parkin' the bus
      2 months, 3 days ago

      foden or klich?

      1. The Knights Template
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Soucek

      2. NETFLIX & CHILWELL
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Foden.

    • Ambitious, but rubbish...
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      1. Who is the best 5.5m or less defender?
      Wondering if James at CHE is nailed?

      2. Would you rather:
      A) Jimi + Adams
      B) Kane + fodder

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

        I like castagne, eye test

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

        James looks nailed

    • Tommo1888
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      The stats in the members area are completely wrong , is there an admin on ????

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Can you link the issue?

        1. Flynny
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Also,TM - please can the captain poll be fixed?

          Thanks

        2. Tommo1888
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          https://members.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/player-stats/midfielders/goal-threat/

          It’s an issue for certain teams it seems . Liverpool and Arsenal players only have stats for a single game despite playing twice

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

      WC G2G?

      Martinez
      Robbo / Saiss / Mitchell
      Salah / KDB / Sterling / Podence
      DCL / Jimenez / Watkins
      _________________________
      Steer / Justin / Ferguson / Burke

      Have been toying with Son but City's firepower too hard to overlook
      Could potentially change Sterling + Watkins to Jesus + James/Zaha/Barnes

      Cheers

      1. Kabayan
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Similar draft.
        Robbo-Raz-Watkins-DCL to my VVD-Son-Werner-Wood
        But it leaves no Everton's attack for me.
        Hhhmmm...

    • Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Which is better on WC:

      1) Werner/ Son, Podence/ Robertson, Ayling
      2) Kane/ Rodriguez, Podence/ TAA, Ayling
      3) DCL/ Son, Zaha/ TAA, Reece James

      Other outfield players are:

      Mitchell, Lamptey, Taylor
      KDB Salah Foden
      Jiminez Brewster

      1. The Knights Template
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Maybe 1

    • GOATMEAT
        2 months, 3 days ago

        What do you think of Castagne? I think he's looking great offensively and 0.5 cheaper than Digne. Might get some CS points too later.

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

          Better than Digne imo (when attacking)

        2. The Knights Template
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          No room at the moment

        3. Whitetiger14
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          The new TAA

      • Chung8
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Any comments on this WC team?

        McCarthy - Nyland
        TAA Castagne James Saiss Mitchell
        Son KDB Hamez Podence Bissouma
        DCL Werner Jimi
        1.3 ltb

        Is midfield too light?

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

          Gtg

        2. McGowan
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          its gonna be hard to get salah in if he starts smashing it

        3. The Knights Template
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Arise, Sir Chung8!

      • tokara
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        For next 3 gw, is it crazy to sell Hames for Barnes on wc?

        1. Gabbiadini
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          No. not crazy.

        2. McGowan
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Long term JRod for next 2 Barnes is great shout

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

          Having to see that MCI(A) would be too painful for me to do that on a WC xD

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

            I know which is why i am holding back lol

      • McGowan
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Martinez
        Taylor James VVD
        Sterling Son KDB JRod
        DCL Wood Jimenez

        Nyland Burke Justin Mitchell

        Got enough cash to do Sterling to Salah next week. Is this G2G?

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

          Keep sterling, gtg

      • Disturbed
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Did Auba > kdb with the ft. Anything worth a hit or h2g? 0.5m itb. Any reason to WC?

        McCarthy
        Taa davies Taylor
        Salah kdb Bruno soucek
        Ings dcl mitro

        Nyland Mitchell BISSOUMA EGAN

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

          No need wc

          Monitor davis and mccathy

        2. The Knights Template
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          G2g

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

            Thanks

      • The Reptile
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        I don`t understand, how did ASM not fall? He was on—101.3 at 12.30 and bottom of the index, can anyone explain?

        1. pablo discobar
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Wildcards not taken into account

        2. fish&chips
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          A lot of WCs being played which don't affect the price changes and the pricing algorithms can't differentiate them from non wildcard transfers as far as I'm aware

      • akhilrajau
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Best backup for long-term in wc team
        A. Justin
        N. Taylor (bur)

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

          A, u want play him in gw4 and gw5

          1. akhilrajau
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Yea but thinking if he is out of 11. For.me i have TAAZ James and saiss to play gw 4 &5

        2. Skloppy Kops
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Justin's game is counted. Not a long term option.

          1. Taegugk Warrior
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            why

      • tokara
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        If everton can destroy crystal next game, they will be serious contender

        1. The Knights Template
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Top 4 for sure

        2. Old Man
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          I hink they'll find it much harder this week.

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

            Interesting to see how Everton deals w such teams that sits and refuse to play.

            United already proved that they are clueless

      • King Kohli
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Which is the best move for a hit?

        McCarthy*
        TAA Coady Davies* Ayling
        Salah KDB JRod ASM*
        Werner Ings
        0FT 1.5 ITB

        A. McCarthy > Guaita / Martinez
        B. ASM > Podence / Klich
        C. Davies > Saiss
        D. No need for a hit

        1. The Knights Template
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          D

        2. Bank$y
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          D, relax

        3. King Kohli
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Cheers TKT ams Banksy

      • pablo discobar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Wildcard

        GK Martinez, Steer
        DEF TAA, Saiss, Taylor, Justin, Mitchell
        MID Salah, KDB, Son, JRod, Burke
        FWD DCL, Jiminez, Mitrovic.

        How's it looking?

        Could get a 4.5 instead of TAA and Werner instead of Mitrovic?

        Thanks

        1. The Knights Template
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Either way....Arise, Sir Pablo Discobar!

        2. Skloppy Kops
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Good team, except that you'll want to rip it, once ManU start firing.

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

            This is a weird season. So many options that I think we’ll see a less settled template and it’ll be possible to have a good year without having coverage from some of the top teams. I don’t think Utd assets will be any more essential than Chelsea, Spurs or Everton players. Can’t have them all.

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

          Looks good.
          Yeah same problem.. TAA or Werner.

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

        Thoughts?

        Martinez Steer
        TAA James Saiss Mitchell 4.0
        Son KDB Mane Zaha Hames
        Jimi Mitro 4.5

        1. Whitetiger14
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Weak bench in case someone doesn't play

      • Gabbiadini
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Still waiting for Werner to drop... :/

        1. Whitetiger14
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Same... Need the 0.1

        2. Old Man
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Could wait a long time. Friday night, if at all.

      • jimmyabs1987
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        JRod or Zaha? I have DCL

        1. Gabbiadini
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          depends what you can do with the difference.

          1. jimmyabs1987
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Not a lot tbh

      • ludaslol
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        G2G? There is some pressing issues but think team is fine for this week.

        McCarthy
        Shaw Davies TAA
        Rashford Bowen KDB Hamez
        DCL Martial Werner

        Justin, Mitchell, Bissouma

        0.5 itb

        A) Bowen -> Foden/Podence -4 long term
        B) WC
        C) Other?

      • pratul09
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        KDB or Sterling?

        1. luk46
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          the better football player

        2. Whitetiger14
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Both will fire on their day

        3. W
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          KDB is the safer pick (on pens, v highly owned), but Sterling could be a good differential, with the potential for more explosive scoring.
          Bear in mind that KDB to Sterling is an easy switch if he starts hitting form, not so easy the other way around.

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

          KDB easily.

        5. antis0cial
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Read the article. Kdb for me.

      • Taegugk Warrior
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Justin Or Lamptey..?

        1. W
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          For now, Justin. Lamptey will come good though over the season

          1. Taegugk Warrior
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Why justin is just for short term...? Is he not first choice at the starting line up..?

            1. W
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 3 days ago

              There is uncertainty over him keeping his place once Pereira is back

            2. luk46
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 3 days ago

              Pereira will be back at some point, quite hard to drop him considering how well he plays tho

        2. Zim0
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Justin for gw4 & 5 i think. Then pereira might be back after that and u can switch to lamptey

          1. Whitetiger14
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Lamptey long term

      • Whitetiger14
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Rate my WC team... Gone for Leicester double up in defence for the two GW after man City

        Martinez (meslier)
        Justin castagne Taylor lamptey Mitchell
        Salah kdb Zaha Barnes podence
        Werner DCL Jimenez

        1. luk46
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          idk about benching one of this front 8 every week, would do set and forget gk + Zaha > fodder and Justin/Taylor > Trent

        2. Taegugk Warrior
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          benching headache

        3. Whitetiger14
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Thanks guys. In that case, drop Zaha or Barnes?

          1. La Roja
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Neither

            Podence imo

      • booboofc
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        On a WC with 1.1m in the bank.. Spend or keep money spare for future transfer?

        Martinez
        TAA James Saiss
        KDB Son Salah Podence
        DCL Mitro Jimi

        Nyland, Mitchell Justin Anguissa

        1. Whitetiger14
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Keep

        2. luk46
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          maybe Guaita or Castagne over James; no pressing issue either way

      • Eat my goal!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Right now my WC has no chelsea attack which is worrying but you can’t get them all - additionally I feel we should be doubling on city but again that is a sacrifice

        What team attacks are you prioritising

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

          Dont bother chelsea, their goals w be spread out.

          1. Eat my goal!
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Arguably the best set of fixtures for the next 3 games

            1. La Roja
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 3 days ago

              with injuries they have, struggling to create. I am on WC too and only opted for James

              1. Eat my goal!
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 3 days ago

                I think we’ll see some players returning this week - pool was always going to be tough

        2. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 3 days ago

          City and Wolves, tripled up on both - triple MCI attack, double WOV attack. Salah and Rodriguez/DCL accompanying them. Loss of Chelsea attack isn't heartbreaking until they get their act together.

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

          Can you get Reece James instead?

          1. Eat my goal!
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Of course but not convinced on him myself

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

              Based on nailedness or Chelsea defence resilience?

              1. Eat my goal!
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 3 days ago

                Just kepa lol

                I think it’ll be an attacking return few and far between

        4. Captain Hindsight
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Same, I have Jesus over Werner but think I will switch back for cover

      • Captain Hindsight
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        The captain poll isn’t showing me results. Can anyone confirm the top three please?

        1. Herman Toothrot
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Maybe you can only see them when GW3 has ended 😉

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

          KDB Salah Werner is my guess

        3. bitm2007
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          It looks like a change of policy by FFS, we probably won't get a result until the bottom of the Scout Picks now and that's members only.

          1. Captain Hindsight
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            That’ll backfire - what’s the point of voting

      • pratul09
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Currently on WC

        FW - DCL, Bamford, Ings
        1. Ings -> Werner?
        2. DCL -> Jimi
        3. Ings & DCL -> Werner & Jimi? (Means downgrading MID)