Scout Notes

Save potential and improved Villa defence boost Martínez’s FPL appeal

Aston Villa 1-0 Sheff Utd

  • Goals: Ezri Konsa (£4.5m)
  • Assists: Tyrone Mings (£5.0m)
  • Penalties saved: Emi Martínez (£4.5m)
  • Penalties missed: John Lundstram (£5.5m)
  • Red cards: John Egan (£5.0m)
  • Bonus points: Konsa x3, Martínez x2, Mings x1

Aston Villa’s defence picked up where they left on in Project Restart as they saw out a 1-0 win over Sheffield United in Gameweek 2.

Dean Smith’s men made major improvements at the back following the enforced suspension of the Premier League, ranking inside the division’s top six for big chances conceded, shots on target faced and expected goals conceded (xGC).

And all of that was on display against the Blades, as they registered a third successive home clean sheet in the league.

A key player in that shutout was new goalkeeper Emi Martínez (£4.5m), who already looks like a strong contender for the best option in his price bracket moving forward.

The former Arsenal man was on-hand to preserve the Villa clean sheet on Monday night as he produced an incredible save from John Lundstram‘s (£5.5m) penalty. Combined with the shut-out and a total of two bonus, Martínez registered a 13-point haul for Gameweek 2.

That said, for all Villa’s assuredness at the back on Monday night, there was, of course, one big mitigating factor: Sheffield United. Not only have the Blades really struggled to find any kind of goal threat in their first two games, but they also had to play 78 minutes of Gameweek 2 with 10 men.

A long ball over the top of Sheffield United’s high line pitted the rapid Ollie Watkins (£6.0m) against John Egan (£5.0m) in the 12th minute. The centre-back had no choice but to hold the striker back, earning a red card for denying a goal-scoring opportunity.

Chris Wilder was then forced to remove David McGoldrick (£5.5m) in the 31st minute, replacing him with Ethan Ampadu (£4.5m) and deploying a largely ineffective 4-4-1 formation.

While most teams would have found it relatively easy to keep a clean sheet in such circumstances, there is still plenty to like about Martínez moving forward. With Villa generally more assured of defensive returns at home anyway, the fact that Leeds, Southampton, Brighton and Newcastle are four of the next five to visit Villa Park bodes well.

And even though Smith’s men are set to face Liverpool (home), Leicester (away), Arsenal (away) and Wolves (away) between now and Gameweek 12, Martínez displayed enough save potential during Project Restart to convince any potential buyers of his credentials outside of the favourable fixtures. During that period, only the relegated Tim Krul made more saves than the Spaniard (28).

Martínez also looks like the better option when compared with Ezri Konsa (£4.5m) or Tyrone Mings (£5.0m), even though we have only seen Villa play once this season. The former scored the only goal of the game but it was his only touch in the penalty box all night, while Mings arguably remains too expensive to consider seriously.

Furthermore, one of the main things that Smith changed to improve his team’s defensive prospects at the end of last season was to rein in the marauding runs made by his full-backs so it remains to be seen what Matt Targett (£4.5m) and Matty Cash (£5.0m) can offer this season.

As was well-documented during Project Restart, the more conservative use of Villa’s full-backs continues to pose some restrictions on the team’s level of goal threat, so Fantasy managers may want to give Smith’s front-three a little more time before investing too heavily.

Naturally, Jack Grealish (£7.0m) remains the hub of the team, creating chances and using his position as a left-hand wide-forward to register a healthy number of shots on goal. Against Sheffield United, he was mostly restricted to lower quality opportunities, the sort we are used to seeing from Mohamed Salah (£12.1m). An 80th-minute effort summed up his evening perfectly. Grealish showed some nice feet to get into the left-hand corner of the box, flashing a powerful shot at goal and grazing the outside of the post. 

Then, Grealish got on the end of a counter-attacking cross from Trézéguet (£5.5m) in stoppage time, unleashing a fierce left-footed shot, only to see it blocked by Lundstram and a crowd of Sheffield United defenders.

The addition of Watkins may help in that respect. He added some much-needed pace to Villa’s front-line, which he used to good effect and might have capitalised on it, were it not for Egan’s 12th-minute foul. He went close again in the 77th minute, cutting inside on the left-hand side of the box and curling an effort just over the top-right corner of Aaron Ramsdale‘s (£5.0m) goal.

Meanwhile, the state of Sheffield United’s defence will be of encouragement to Fantasy managers with Leeds and Arsenal assets in the coming weeks.

The Blades have been on the back foot for large spells in each of their first two games of the season and must face an in-form Leeds attack without the lynch-pin of their back-three on Sunday afternoon, as Egan is suspended for one match. Promising youngster Ampadu is perhaps the most likely to replace the Republic of Ireland international.

Meanwhile, the next five Gameweeks pit Sheffield United against sides with important Fantasy defenders too, including Leeds, Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester City. Anyone invested in the backlines of those sides will have enjoyed what they have seen, or rather, haven’t seen, from Sheffield United so far this season.

After the first two Gameweeks, no club has registered fewer shots than Wilder’s men (13) and they are the only team yet to find the net in 2020/21.

There will be some Fantasy managers keeping an eye on Sheffield United’s attack though, as budget midfielder Oliver Burke (£4.5m) was deployed as a centre-forward on Monday night.

Unfortunately, Egan’s sending-off occurred too soon in the game for us to glean too much of what Burke can offer as an out-of-position option this season, perhaps something to look out for in subsequent matches.

Despite being left to plough a lone furrow in a 4-4-1 formation, the former West Bromwich Albion man did perform admirably in the rare moments when he was in possession. Burke showed off his pace on sparing counter-attacks and was denied an almost certain assist in the first half by a Targett foul.

He played an incredible through-pass from the edge of the box, which connected with the overlapping run of Chris Basham (£5.0m) inside Villa’s six-yard box. It looked to be a certain goal before Targett stuck out a leg and fouled the marauding defender.

With Oliver Norwood (£5.0m) and Billy Sharp (£6.0m) not in the starting line-up and McGoldrick already sacrificed for tactical reasons, Lundstram was the man to step up and take the penalty, having also assumed responsibility for corners. As already mentioned, it was not a bad effort at all, simply well-saved by Martínez. Whether the former budget defender gets another chance from the spot probably relies on personnel rather than the quality of his penalty. The chances of Norwood, Sharp and McGoldrick all being off the pitch the next time Sheffield United win a penalty seems rather unlikely.

Aston Villa XI (4-3-3): Martínez; Targett, Konsa, Mings, Cash; McGinn, D Luiz, Hourihane (Davis 62′); Grealish, Watkins, Trézéguet.

Sheffield United XI (3-5-2): Ramsdale; O’Connell, Egan, Basham (McBurnie 68′); Stevens, Fleck (Osborn 63′), Berge, Lundstram, Baldock; McGoldrick (Ampadu 31′), Burke.

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2,162 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Reyson
    • 3 Years
    29 days, 14 hours ago

    Anybody on -8?

    1. Taff1952
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      29 days, 14 hours ago

      Yep. Resisted the wildcard

      1. Reyson
        • 3 Years
        29 days, 14 hours ago

        And whos u bght for -8?

    2. Ramgiri
      • 5 Years
      29 days, 14 hours ago

      Was on -16. WC had to be used.

    3. 2OLEgend
        29 days, 14 hours ago

        Yup. Auba, ASM, Davies to KDB, Podence, Saiss

        1. Reyson
          • 3 Years
          29 days, 14 hours ago

          So if i take podence, out of james taa digne kwp awb who will you bench? I have mccarthy

          1. 2OLEgend
              29 days, 14 hours ago

              Would bench KWP

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

          Yep, saving WC.

        3. jb1985
          • 2 Years
          29 days, 14 hours ago

          Yes -8, Auba, Doherty & Burke to Sterling, Foden & Saiss.

          1. Hansel
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            29 days, 14 hours ago

            Good moves

        4. Hansel
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          29 days, 14 hours ago

          Already done Auba -> KDB. Strongly considering ASM, Adams -> Podence + DCL for -8

        5. Nomar
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          29 days, 14 hours ago

          Done -4, Auba and ASM to KdB and Podence.

          May go -8 and do either Tierney to Saiss or Norwood to Costa, but at the moment I’m sticking on just the 4 point hit.

      • JURGENAUT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        29 days, 14 hours ago

        Thoughts please?

        McCarthy
        TAA / Doherty / Justin / Mitchell
        Salah / KDB / Zaha / Hamez
        Werner / Ings

        B: Steer / Soucek / Brewster / Douglas

        0ITB

        1. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 11 Years
          29 days, 14 hours ago

          Team is looking thin, looks like you should have plenty in the bank.

        2. Alan Hansen's Emu
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          29 days, 14 hours ago

          feel like you need a standout striker IMO.

          1. Pegboy
            • 10 Years
            29 days, 14 hours ago

            There are only 3 strikers who cost more than Werner. What do you mean by standout?

            1. Alan Hansen's Emu
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              29 days, 14 hours ago

              Proven quality

      • TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        29 days, 14 hours ago

        Last Man Standing GW2 (3723 teams)

        Safety score = 34
        Top score = 112
        LMS average = 57.72 (-1.24) = 56.48

        195 to be removed, 3528 teams through to GW3.

        To qualify, you need a minimum of 39(GW1) and 34(GW2)
        48n69x to enter

        https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/2020/08/28/the-last-man-standing-competition-2020-2021/

      • the dom 1
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        29 days, 14 hours ago

        RMT Pls

        Martinez
        Taylor, VVD, KWP
        Salah, KDB, Son, Podence, 7.3m?
        Werner, DCL

        Steer, Bamford, Mitchell, Justin

        Got 7.3m to spend on my 5th Mid, punting on VDB but gut tells me just to get Zaha?

        Thoughts fam pls 😉

        1. Alan Hansen's Emu
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          29 days, 14 hours ago

          Barnes over Zaha IMO

          1. the dom 1
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            29 days, 14 hours ago

            Roger that - what about Foden?

            1. Alan Hansen's Emu
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              29 days, 14 hours ago

              could be a good shout, although the fear of rotation always concerns me.

              Would love you to give a point of view to my WC team below (a couple of posts down)?

          2. Sune
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            29 days, 14 hours ago

            Agree

            1. the dom 1
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              29 days, 14 hours ago

              what are you agreeing to fam?

              1. Sune
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                29 days, 14 hours ago

                Barnes over Zaha. But also like Foden as a pick.

                1. the dom 1
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  29 days, 14 hours ago

                  Barnes v City GW3 ouch but 2 nice GW's after that.

                  Zaha has a string of nice fixtures after GW4 -GW13

                  Foden has good fixtures GW3 -GW6 but 3 very tough GW's from GW7 > GW9

                  tough decisions arghhhhhhh!

                  1. El Fenomeno R9
                    • 5 Years
                    29 days, 14 hours ago

                    Pool away is the only tough fixture for City,without crowd even that is not tough.

        2. the dom 1
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          29 days, 14 hours ago

          thanks for the replies all 😉

      • Alan Hansen's Emu
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        29 days, 14 hours ago

        Right back to the drawing board...Would love some feedback on my WC team, if that's OK. Going hard on Wolves & City.

        Martinez (Nyon)

        Coady - Saiss - Walker P (Furlong, Mitchell)

        Barnes - Hamez - KDB - Salah (4.5)

        Kane - Jesus - Bamford

        Alternatively I'm mulling over swapping:

        - Bamford -> Jiminez

        - Hamez -> another 4.5

        = This way it gives me a stacked FW line, at expense of Hamez. So basically Jiminez + 4.5 needs to outscored Bamford + Jiminez...

        Thoughts on all of this?!

        1. Pegboy
          • 10 Years
          29 days, 14 hours ago

          Furlong, Mitchell & 2x £4.5m midfielders is too weak.

          Maybe Podence & Wood and use the extra money elsewhere.

          I don't like the price points you're leaving yourself though.

          1. Alan Hansen's Emu
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            29 days, 14 hours ago

            Only 1 additional 4.5, as both Wolves CBs are 5s?

            What are your thoughts on sticking FW line with Jiminez at expense of Hamez/Bamford?

          2. Alan Hansen's Emu
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            29 days, 14 hours ago

            I'm am idiot. Misread what you said.

          3. Pegboy
            • 10 Years
            29 days, 14 hours ago

            Could you even get Bamford > DCL if you downgrade Hamez >Podence?

            1. Alan Hansen's Emu
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              29 days, 14 hours ago

              Probably could. Stayed clear of DCL as I'm petty and don't want to chase points!!

        2. the dom 1
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          29 days, 14 hours ago

          I like the team but 2 x wolves in def is a bit much mate.

          Keep Saiss and ditch Coady imo.

          Rest of the team is fine 😉

          1. Alan Hansen's Emu
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            29 days, 14 hours ago

            I'm well up for the double wolves DF! Ask me in a couple of weeks, may have a different view... haha

      • Ramgiri
        • 5 Years
        29 days, 14 hours ago

        Good to go? WC team - horrific week, last GW with an earlier team.

        Ryan (4.0 Mil)
        Taylor Saiss Coleman (Mitchell Justin)
        KDB Rodriguez Pereira Son Salah
        Mitrovic Kane (Bamford)

        1. Pegboy
          • 10 Years
          29 days, 14 hours ago

          Quite like this one, apart from Bamford and Mitro. I'd rather DCL and Brewster, and use the money to upgrade defence.

          1. Pegboy
            • 10 Years
            29 days, 14 hours ago

            Actually, there would be no extra funds, but point still stands.

          2. Ramgiri
            • 5 Years
            29 days, 14 hours ago

            Switched it a little. Leeds look like scoring 3 goals every match (might regret doing away with Bamford - but can get him for Wood/ Mitro anytime)

            Defence should be a little better now.

            Ryan (4.0 Mil)
            Taylor Saiss TAA (Mitchell Justin)
            KDB Rodriguez Son Salah Anguissa
            Mitrovic Jiminez Wood

      • Jellyfish
        • 8 Years
        29 days, 14 hours ago

        Bottomed...Auba > KDB & Davis > Wood -8

        ...worth doing?

        1. 2OLEgend
            29 days, 14 hours ago

            I would

          • Pegboy
            • 10 Years
            29 days, 14 hours ago

            I like the moves but not for -8

            Auba can score against anyone.

          • Baines on Toast...
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            29 days, 14 hours ago

            Just do the Auba move, surely Wood's not worth a hit.

            1. Jellyfish
              • 8 Years
              29 days, 13 hours ago

              He could haul against a v poor Soton side

        2. Kuzser
          • 3 Years
          29 days, 14 hours ago

          Which combo on a WC is better here guys?
          1) Ryan - Son Zaha Podence (Brewster)
          2) Ryan - (Alzate) Klich JRod - Jimenez
          3) Guaita - Son Podence (Alzate) - Wood

          XXX 4.0
          TAA Saiss Taylor (Justin Mitchell)
          KdB Salah XXX XXX XXX
          Dcl Werner XXX

          1. sk24
            • 2 Years
            29 days, 14 hours ago

            3

        3. Hansel
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          29 days, 14 hours ago

          Best this week?

          A) DCL + ASM (Mitchell backup)
          B) Adams + Podence

        4. Sune
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          29 days, 14 hours ago

          WC draft #2

          Ryan, Steele
          Lamptey, VvD, Dunne, Saiss, Castagne
          Foden, Salah, KdB, Son, Reed
          Wood, DCL, Jiménez

          0.2 itb

          1. the dom 1
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            29 days, 14 hours ago

            Is Dunne nailed now or is he covering someone who is injured?

            1. Sune
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              29 days, 14 hours ago

              Not nailed but might get a price rise.

          2. Kohort
              29 days, 14 hours ago

              Planning to play Lamptey or just bench? If it means double up on Brighton defence I would go Martinez in goal.

          3. Rolls-Royce
            • 6 Years
            29 days, 14 hours ago

            TAA vs Robbo? Which one to go on WC?

            I feel like there isn't much between them especially when you consider Robertson's stats post restart, he has matched or surpassed Trent in almost every department. He has been getting into the box a lot and feels like there might be a haul coming. Only issue would be ownership 47% vs 12% for Robbo, but it also presents a chance to gain an advantage over Trent owners if Robertson delivers.

            Thoughts?

            1. LucasMoregametime
                29 days, 14 hours ago

                Answered your own question, depends if you want to play it safe.

              • COK3Y5MURF
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                29 days, 14 hours ago

                Same dilemma. Not just stats, he got more returns than TAA in project restart.

              • Do I Not Like Orange
                • 8 Years
                29 days, 14 hours ago

                I am not sure the pricing or ownership has caught up with the fact they seem to be sharing set pieces now. Only major advantage I can see for TAA is I've yet to see Robertson take a DFK.

                1. Rolls-Royce
                  • 6 Years
                  29 days, 14 hours ago

                  Yeah, TAA's DFKs are elite level. Can't see Robertson taking them with Salah and Thiago now to possibly share with TAA.

              • Zim0
                • 2 Years
                29 days, 14 hours ago

                Robertson is the one to go with this year. He got 12 assists in his first season without set pieces. And got assist after assist in project restart when he started getting on set pieces as well. He'll surpass trent this time and 0.5 cheaper. Just don't kneejerk when trent scores a freekick

                1. Pegboy
                  • 10 Years
                  29 days, 14 hours ago

                  I think I agree. I'm leaning Robbo.

                  1. Pegboy
                    • 10 Years
                    29 days, 14 hours ago

                    Or I'll ignore both until it's clear this goal glut is stopping.

            2. LucasMoregametime
                29 days, 14 hours ago

                RM WC Team
                Pickford (Ryan)
                VVD, James, Saiss (Justin, Mitchell)
                KDB/Salah (Unsure atm), Zaha, Hamez, Podence (Reed)
                Kane, Werner, Jiminez

              • Earn your Spurs
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                29 days, 14 hours ago

                Which of the Wolves £5.5m midfielders (excluding Podence - got him) do you think will get most minutes and get most points.

                Neto, Neves, Moutinho ?

                1. Sune
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  29 days, 14 hours ago

                  Moutinho

                2. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • Has Moderation Rights
                  • 11 Years
                  29 days, 14 hours ago

                  Think the other 5.5s outscore them tbh.

                  1. Earn your Spurs
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    29 days, 14 hours ago

                    Just looking at their next few fixtures - West Ham, Fulham, Leeds, Newcastle - and thinking there will be goals

                    1. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • Has Moderation Rights
                      • 11 Years
                      29 days, 14 hours ago

                      They aren't in the top 4 for Wolves options.

                  2. Earn your Spurs
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    29 days, 14 hours ago

                    Who are you thinking of TM?

                    1. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • Has Moderation Rights
                      • 11 Years
                      29 days, 14 hours ago

                      Leeds mids but they have risen.
                      Moutinho probably best of those for assists. Neves scores the odd goal and Neto may well be benched.

              • KAPTAIN KANE
                • 3 Years
                29 days, 14 hours ago

                As if Bruno is -48 and 3 red arrows on fplstats, amazing how one week can change the masses opinion on someone like that.

                1. Joey Tribbiani
                    29 days, 14 hours ago

                    Can't wait for him to punish sellers like Son

                    1. KAPTAIN KANE
                      • 3 Years
                      29 days, 14 hours ago

                      Oh yes

                  • ThisPostsOnFire
                    • 4 Years
                    29 days, 14 hours ago

                    Not advocating for that kind of jerky behaviour, but I think moving him out is a sensible option for 3 very simple reasons.

                    1. He's not as good a player as he looked during United's excellent spell.

                    2. United aren't as good of a team as they looked during that time.

                    3. Most importantly, Solskjaer is a terrible tactician who will not get the best out of United on a consistent basis. (Lampard likewise at Chelsea- which is why I'm avoiding all Chelsea/United players for now)

                    1. KAPTAIN KANE
                      • 3 Years
                      29 days, 13 hours ago

                      You could be correct, but how can we judge 1 and 2 based off of one prem game?

                2. Kohort
                    29 days, 14 hours ago

                    Too many options on a WC. I have mainly been looking at a 3-5-2 formation but I like the look of a frontline of Jesus-Jimenez-Wood as well. What are the thoughts on these guys:

                    Jesus vs Werner
                    Wood vs Foden(Watkins for Wood)
                    Pulisic(if passed fit and trained all week)

                    1. Kohort
                        29 days, 14 hours ago

                        (Watkins for Wood GW6)

                      • ThisPostsOnFire
                        • 4 Years
                        29 days, 14 hours ago

                        Would go Jesus for now as at least we know City as a. attacking threat can be trusted and Chelsea don't look fluid at all. Werner seems do be doing it all unaided.

                        I'd stay clear of Foden unless your ok with him getting around 20 starts.

                        I'm also very on the fence about Pulisic. These niggles are too frequent (and persistent) for me at this point.

                        1. Kohort
                            29 days, 14 hours ago

                            Agree regarding Foden. Wood is the better option out of those 2 imo.

                      • Fuddled FC
                        • 8 Years
                        29 days, 14 hours ago

                        Already done Aub > KDB

                        Is it worth going Havertz > Son (-4)?

                        Considering Chelsea v WBA

                        Yay / nay

                        1. GreennRed
                          • 9 Years
                          29 days, 14 hours ago

                          No

                        2. 2OLEgend
                            29 days, 14 hours ago

                            Nay

                        3. El Fenomeno R9
                          • 5 Years
                          29 days, 14 hours ago

                          Liverpool are closing on a deal for Watford attacker Ismaila Sarr.
                          France Football says Sarr's agents have met with Liverpool officials and a deal has been agreed with Watford that could reach £36m.

                          A contract worth £120,000-a-week has also been discussed but terms are yet to be agreed.

                          Great job by Pool,nice quality depth

                          1. Fuddled FC
                            • 8 Years
                            29 days, 14 hours ago

                            That would be surprising considering LFC's transfer stance a few weeks ago

                        4. Gemma817
                            29 days, 14 hours ago

                            Nyland, Ryan
                            Mitchell, TAA, Saiss, Dunne, Bernardo
                            Son, Salah, KDB, Podence, Alzate
                            DCL, Jimenez, Ings

                            or

                            Nylan, Ryan
                            Mitchell, TAA, Saiss, Lamptey*, Justin*
                            Son, Salah, KDB, Podence, Zaha*
                            DCL, Jimenez, 4.5m

                            Really intrigued to play Ings and Jimenez together. But the first option will not allow me to shuffle the defenders based on higher probabilities for CS/easier fixtures. Also wanted Lamptey in my team.

                          • Street Friend
                            • 9 Years
                            29 days, 14 hours ago

                            On wildcard and just a couple of pieces left to solve. Help would be much appreciated.

                            Foden Trent Kane
                            OR
                            Hames Robbo Werner.

                            On a separate note who would you have Kane v Werner in? (As I’m tempted to go no spurs and get Werner)

                            1. ThisPostsOnFire
                              • 4 Years
                              29 days, 14 hours ago

                              It would be A all day long if not for Foden's uncertain minutes. I predict about 20 starts this season. So if you're ok with missing 18 from here in then A. If not, B

                          • unitednations
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 8 Years
                            29 days, 14 hours ago

                            So difficult to decide which one not to get from Werner/Son/Jimmy/TAA.....thinking of not going with either Taa or Jimmy (could "cover" jimmy via podence).

                            Martinez -- Steer
                            James Saiss Taylor --- Lamptey Justin
                            Salah KDB Son Podence -- Reed
                            DCL Jimmy Werner

                            Basically Taylor/Jimmy vs. Taa/Mitro (or Taa/Foden)

                          • Klopp it
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 3 Years
                            29 days, 14 hours ago

                            9.5 for bale what we all thanking?

                            1. GreennRed
                              • 9 Years
                              29 days, 14 hours ago

                              Give him a few games first.

                            2. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • Has Moderation Rights
                              • 11 Years
                              29 days, 14 hours ago

                              Too much for now.

                            3. LucasMoregametime
                                29 days, 14 hours ago

                                Very expensive considering James was 7.5

                                1. GreennRed
                                  • 9 Years
                                  29 days, 14 hours ago

                                  I think he's cheap if he shows what he can. Proven PL, CL and international hitter. Rodriguez was and is a PL unknown who's performed well against two bad teams on the day.

                              • COK3Y5MURF
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 4 Years
                                29 days, 14 hours ago

                                I think it's what I expected

                              • ThisPostsOnFire
                                • 4 Years
                                29 days, 14 hours ago

                                Way too much. For me we'll see a Bale worth 8.5 max. Son is the better pick even on level pricing.

                                1. Klopp it
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 3 Years
                                  29 days, 14 hours ago

                                  Yea I thank he's 2.0 overpriced, he hasn't played alot off football in awile and I feel like he miten be as good as people thank, thank son as by far the better player, in saying that I'm sure he'll help that spurs team,

                                  1. El Fenomeno R9
                                    • 5 Years
                                    29 days, 14 hours ago

                                    Bale 7.5?
                                    Maybe 5.5 between him and Podence

                            4. NOSLEEPTILLBROOKLYN
                              • 2 Years
                              29 days, 14 hours ago

                              Is ASM to Podence worth it for -4? ASM potentially injured a looking like there is going to be a price drop

                              1. ThisPostsOnFire
                                • 4 Years
                                29 days, 14 hours ago

                                Yes. Podence is a medium term pick with excellent fixtures and more promising performances so far

                              2. 2OLEgend
                                  29 days, 14 hours ago

                                  I did it yesterday

                              3. MoSalalalalalalalalah
                                • 2 Years
                                29 days, 14 hours ago

                                Which option is best here?

                                A) Werner, Anguissa, Saiss
                                B) Jimi, Foden, Justin (Or another 4.5)

                                WC, but my current bench of Anguissa, Mitchell and Brewster is too weak

                                1. GreennRed
                                  • 9 Years
                                  29 days, 14 hours ago

                                  A weak bench is good if you spend well on your 11.

                                2. El Fenomeno R9
                                  • 5 Years
                                  29 days, 14 hours ago

                                  A

                                  1. El Fenomeno R9
                                    • 5 Years
                                    29 days, 14 hours ago

                                    So now which option you go? 🙂

                                3. Lindelol
                                  • 2 Years
                                  29 days, 14 hours ago

                                  A because of Anguissa

                                4. ThisPostsOnFire
                                  • 4 Years
                                  29 days, 14 hours ago

                                  Nothing wrong with the bench.

                                  I'd prefer 2 defenders to a def and mid, but if you're happy with your XI then the bench is fine.

                              4. jb1985
                                • 2 Years
                                29 days, 14 hours ago

                                Already taken a -8 hit this week to do Auba, Doherty & Burke to Sterling, Foden & Saiss but now thinking of pulling the wildcard trigger to the below:

                                From this:

                                Ramsdale,
                                TAA, Saiss, Taylor
                                Salah, Sterling, Foden, Soucek, Rodriguez,
                                Werner, Martial

                                Steer, Mitchell, Justin, Brewster

                                WC Team:

                                Martinez,
                                VVD, Saiss, Taylor,
                                Salah, Sterling, Son, Podence,
                                Jesus, Wood, Richarlison

                                Steer, Justin, Mitchell, Soucek

                                1. GreennRed
                                  • 9 Years
                                  29 days, 14 hours ago

                                  Don't WC. Looks like your picking a WC based on some good GW2 performances.

                                2. ThisPostsOnFire
                                  • 4 Years
                                  29 days, 14 hours ago

                                  No WC necessary, especially after going all in on a -8 already

                              5. aborg
                                • 3 Years
                                29 days, 14 hours ago

                                Anyone who still owns Vinagre, selling? Seems like Marcal just took a knock but not sure if he will play next week.

                                1. Better off with a pin and a…
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 8 Years
                                  29 days, 14 hours ago

                                  Have other fish to fry at the moment. Hoping I might get a game out of him.

                                  1. GreennRed
                                    • 9 Years
                                    29 days, 14 hours ago

                                    Is that Alec Guinness?

                                    1. aborg
                                      • 3 Years
                                      29 days, 14 hours ago

                                      what's that?

                                  2. aborg
                                    • 3 Years
                                    29 days, 14 hours ago

                                    Me too but Egan but a spanner in the works for me !

                                    1. aborg
                                      • 3 Years
                                      29 days, 14 hours ago

                                      put *

                              6. Rotation's Alter Ego
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • Has Moderation Rights
                                • 9 Years
                                29 days, 14 hours ago

                                New Community Article

                                Greyhead's Great and the good look is up, featuring an announcement of who will be in the community team. Unfortunately, some of the G&G had a bit of a shocker this week....

                                Always good to give a bit of feedback / thanks if you enjoy it!

                                https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/2020/09/22/learning-from-the-great-and-the-good-20-21-gameweek-2

                              7. LucasMoregametime
                                  29 days, 14 hours ago

                                  KDB or Salah and why?

                                  1. United 99 4Ever
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 5 Years
                                    29 days, 14 hours ago

                                    both

                                  2. Drizz ✅
                                    • 8 Years
                                    29 days, 14 hours ago

                                    Both because they are goat

                                  3. GreennRed
                                    • 9 Years
                                    29 days, 14 hours ago

                                    KDB, home and away.

                                • Edge
                                  • 11 Years
                                  29 days, 14 hours ago

                                  Can't decide here folks, Heart is saying team A, set and forget defence with Taylor (and for now Mitchel) as not disaster options to switch in if Foden is rested.

                                  Head says team B has better cover and keeper.

                                  A)
                                  Martinez
                                  TAA, Robertson, Saiss
                                  Hamez, KDB, Foden, Salah, Klich
                                  Jimi, DCL
                                  (Taylor, Mitchel, Davis)

                                  B)
                                  Guaita
                                  Castagne, TAA, Saiss
                                  Hamez, KDB, Foden, Salah, Klich
                                  Jimi, DCL
                                  (Bamford, Taylor, Mitchel)

                                  A or B for you?

                                • davies
                                  • 6 Years
                                  29 days, 14 hours ago

                                  When are the international breaks this year?

                                  1. GreennRed
                                    • 9 Years
                                    29 days, 14 hours ago

                                    First is after GW4 I think. Check the FPL fixtures

                                • Lindelol
                                  • 2 Years
                                  29 days, 14 hours ago

                                  1. Hames/
                                  2. Podence (considering next 5 fixtures)