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Scout Squad

The Scout Squad picks for FPL Gameweek 3

The Scout Picks ‘prequel’ sees our four-man panel propose a long-list of the standout Fantasy Premier League assets for Gameweek 3.

For those who are new to this feature, Fantasy Football Scout editor David, deputy editor Neale, video content manager Andy and Pro Pundit Tom each put forward an 18-man squad of players for the coming Gameweek and explain their notable inclusions and omissions below.

The nominations listed will then be narrowed down to a squad of 15 (with the starting XI not exceeding a total cost of £83m) for the weekly Scout Picks selection ahead of Saturday’s deadline at 11:00 BST.

There are requirements for at least one goalkeeper costing £5.0m or less, at least one sub-£5.0m defender, at least one midfielder listed at £6.5m or below and at least one forward priced at £7.5m or lower.

Each panelist is restricted to no more than three players from the same team, as is the case in FPL.

We will again be adding a captaincy to the Scout Picks, with details of that revealed on Friday.


 DavidNealeTomAndy
GKEmiliano MartinezVicente GuaitaRui PatricioDavid de Gea
 Rui PatricioEmiliano MartinezHugo LlorisHugo Lloris
 Vicente GuaitaDavid de GeaEmiliano MartinezAaron Ramsdale
DFLucas DigneReece JamesTrent Alexander-ArnoldTrent Alexander-Arnold
 Trent Alexander-ArnoldMatt DohertyLucas DigneAndrew Robertson
 Reece JamesGeorge BaldockReece JamesReece James
 Romain SaissAndrew RobertsonRomain SaissRomain Saiss
 Stuart DallasJimmy DunneCharlie TaylorChris Basham
MFMohamed SalahKevin De BruyneMohamed SalahMohamed Salah
 Kevin De BruyneMohamed SalahKevin De BruyneKevin De Bruyne
 Son Heung-minSon Heung-minSon Heung-minRaheem Sterling
 Kai HavertzJack GrealishJames RodriguezSon Heung-min
 Daniel PodenceDaniel PodenceDaniel PodenceDaniel Podence
FWTimo WernerTimo WernerGabriel JesusTimo Werner
 Gabriel JesusChris WoodTimo WernerGabriel Jesus
 Harry KaneGabriel JesusHarry KaneHarry Kane
 Dominic Calvert-LewinRaul JimenezDominic Calvert-LewinChris Wood
 Ollie WatkinsDanny IngsChris WoodAleksandar Mitrovic

Most popular picks: Reece James, Mohamed Salah, Kevin De Bruyne, Son Heung-min, Daniel Podence, Timo Werner, Gabriel Jesus (four), Emiliano Martinez, Romain Saiss, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Harry Kane, Chris Wood (three)

DAVID SAID…

I have been unequivocal in my backing of Emi Martínez in recent days following his debut for Aston Villa. I think he is comfortably the best £4.5m goalkeeper right now, combining his excellent Project Restart saves record (28), with Aston Villa’s recent defensive improvement. I am expecting the Villans either to keep a clean sheet at Craven Cottage or, if they don’t, Fulham’s busy attackers will present the former Arsenal man with plenty of opportunities for additional points.

Lucas Digne could be a key man for Everton this week. As captaincy writer Jan Sienkiewicz pointed out in his most recent article, Crystal Palace have proved weakest on their right-hand side recently. Manchester United were too unprepared for the season to cause any issues there during Gameweek 2, but Everton are a different animal right now. No player received more passes in the final third than Digne in their 5-2 win over West Bromwich Albion so if the Toffees can get him on the ball, it could cause the Eagles some issues on Saturday afternoon.

Wolves’ defence may have been picked apart by a re-shaped Manchester City team on Monday night, but they are still one of the Premier League’s best defences since Gameweek 25 of last season. I would love to be able to select Ruben Vinagre ahead of a Gameweek 3 trip to West Ham but that would be dependent on a very specific injury update from Nuno Espirito Santo on the injured Marçal. Therefore, I’m playing it safe with Romain Saïss, who has more touches and shots inside the box of any Wolves defender in 2020/21.

While I am not completely convinced by Leeds’ defence just yet, I think a trip to Sheffield United represents their best chance of keeping a first clean sheet of the campaign. The Blades are yet to trouble anyone’s back-line this season and looked questionable defensively themselves. I’ve gone with Stuart Dallas over Luke Ayling, purely based on more touches inside opposition boxes for the former so far this season.

Despite Arsenal’s recent defensive improvements, I think Mohamed Salah will be back in the goals on Monday night. 65.5% of his attacking returns came at Anfield last season, including two goals against the Gunners.

Kevin De Bruyne’s new number 10 role appears to have already made him a better Fantasy asset than last season. It is early days, of course, but after just one game, he is in the division’s top four for key passes and only four players have registered more shots on target. And that was recorded against the Wolves defence, which has been incredibly solid for some time. On that basis, it doesn’t even matter who Manchester City face next… expect big things from Pep Guardiola’s penalty taker.

I had no choice but to include Son Heung-min after he scored four times in Spurs’ 5-2 win at Southampton. However, this selection does come with the slight caveat of where Jose Mourinho deploys him against Newcastle. Under the former Chelsea boss, Son has mostly been used as the left-winger in a 4-2-3-1 when Harry Kane is fit and largely suffers because of it. But operating in a slightly more central role at St. Mary’s and facing a high-line, the South Korean was on fire. If Mourinho plays him through the middle again, we could be in for another big haul for Son.

Kai Havertz owners, myself included, have had a frustrating start to the season, but now is his time to shine (hopefully). In the first two matches of the campaign, I have watched the German international ghost into pockets of space against both Brighton and Liverpool – there has just been nobody to find his insightful runs. He has also been shifted about the Chelsea team across those games, first as a right-winger, then as a false-nine. Then, finally deployed as a number 10 against Barnsley, he came to life, scoring three times. No team has conceded more shots than West Bromwich Albion in the first two matches of the campaign, so provided Chelsea can get Havertz on the ball, and get Christian Pulisic or Hakim Ziyech into the team too, he should reward his patient owners.

Meanwhile, Timo Werner should also benefit from the Baggies’ defensive issues so far this season. He has already won two penalties in as many outings, the same number Slaven Bilic’s men have given up.

Daniel Podence has the potential to be a useful cheaper midfielder based on his initial performances in 2020/21. With an assist in both games, he has created more big chances than any colleague and has been unfortunate not to score. Despite the signing of Nelson Semedo, he should hold off competition for his place for at least one more week based on merit thus far.

As has been mentioned before, when Gabriel Jesus is nailed-on to start, he is a great Fantasy option. Thanks to De Bruyne’s new role, he was a busy part of Manchester City’s attack on Monday, deservedly getting on the scoresheet after Rui Patrício had mostly kept him at bay.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Ollie Watkins are my cheaper strikers for Gameweek 3. The former is an obvious choice based on his form and underlying statistics, while Fulham’s defensive issues thus far should be perfect for the pace and power Watkins can offer for Villa.

NEALE SAID…

This was perhaps the toughest Scout Squad selection of the season to date, with a so-so set of fixtures and last weekend’s goal bonanza clouding my thoughts.

Questions over defensive competency and confidence have to be asked of a number of teams after Gameweek 2, while separating the “flash in the pan” attacking assets from those who can sustain their output is an ongoing assignment.

Son Heung-min, for example, won’t score four goals against Newcastle United this weekend. Steve Bruce may be maligned by some sections of the Magpies’ support but he is savvy enough not to take a leaf out of Ralph Hasenhuttl’s suicidal playbook when his side head south on Sunday. Saying that, this is not the backs-to-the-wall Newcastle of yesteryear and they will show enough attacking ambition to give Son sufficient space to carve out a chance or two.

Staying with the Lilywhites, Matt Doherty has done little so far to warrant my interest in him. But having seen the joy that Tariq Lamptey got down Newcastle’s left last weekend, with the attack-minded Jamal Lewis not helped by a half-arsed Allan Saint-Maximin, then I’m willing to give the former Wolves wing-back another shot.

I remain to be convinced that Kevin De Bruyne is going to start every game as a number 10 after Monday’s win over Wolves, as this is a tactic Pep Guardiola has frequently reserved for the “tougher” games.

With David Silva gone and Bernardo Silva and Ilkay Gundogan sidelined, however, perhaps Guardiola will stick with that 4-2-3-1 set-up for now – especially if he still sees Phil Foden more as an option on the flanks rather than as a number eight.

Arsenal funneling most of their play down the left – and possibly pushing Trent Alexander-Arnold back, as happened in Gameweek 1 – convinces me to go with Andrew Robertson, while Leeds United’s vulnerability from that same flank and over-achievement in terms of goals scored has led me to a curveball pick in the form of George Baldock.

An absence of Everton assets is probably the main surprise in my selection but I am indirectly paying them some deserved respect by nominating Vicente Guaita – I can see the Palace shot-stopper racking up the save points when the trigger-happy Toffees visit Selhurst Park, even if Carlo Ancelotti’s side do breach the hosts’ defences.

A word on Jimmy Dunne, too. With James Tarkowski nursing a reported toe injury that may or may not be shorthand for “I want a move elsewhere”, £4.0m-rated Dunne could offer us a cut-price route into the Burnley defence in the short term.

While the Clarets’ injury woes perhaps weakens their clean sheets prospects, Sean Dyche proved adept at cobbling together a competitive XI after the summer restart when his side were hit hard by unavailability.

Dunne also seems to offer a bit of threat, registering five penalty box touches and two chances against Leicester last Sunday – one of which found the back of the net.

TOM SAID…

A home tie against Arsenal sees Liverpool assets take the top spot in two categories, which may surprise a few.

However, the Gunners were again outshot at the weekend, this time by West Ham United, by 14 to seven. It wasn’t a one-off either. It’s been happening more often than not since Mikel Arteta was appointed, and despite defensive improvements since moving to a back three, I still think Liverpool will have too much for them and record a comfortable home win on Monday night.

My picks, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Mohamed Salah, already lead the way in their respective positions for shots, while Liverpool have given up just one big chance so far this season – a penalty at Stamford Bridge.

With arguably the standout fixture of the round, I’m also backing Tottenham Hotspur, but maybe not to the same extent as others. Despite comfortably beating Southampton in Gameweek 2, let’s not forget they were poor heading into half-time and failed to register a shot till Son Heung-min’s equaliser just before the break. In the second half, Saints high defensive line gifted them another four goals, but on Sunday, I don’t expect Newcastle United’s backline to be quite so obliging, which is why I rate Liverpool, Manchester City and Chelsea’s attacks higher.

James Rodríguez was a bit good on Saturday, wasn’t he? If he ends up on penalties, he’s going to be hard to ignore. I’m also expecting Lucas Digne, who created five chances against West Bromwich Albion and whipped in a massive 13 crosses, and Dominic Calvert-Lewin, to provide a source of points at Crystal Palace.

Elsewhere, I’ve included Kevin De Bruyne, who looked sharp in a more advanced role at Molineux, teammate Gabriel Jesus, Chelsea duo Reece James and Timo Werner, plus Wolverhampton Wanderers assets Rui Patrício, Romain Saïss and differential Daniel Podence, whose pathway to the starting XI, at least for now, looks clearer now Diogo Jota has departed for Liverpool. 

Savings will be needed with so many premium options selected, which is why I’ve turned to Burnley and Aston Villa, who both look good for bargain hunting this week. Charlie Taylor and Chris Wood, who has scored in each of his last four starts, look particularly enticing, while Emiliano Martínez looks the pick of the £4.5m keepers right now.

ANDY SAID…

Chris Wood is probably one of the most un-sexy picks in all of FPL which is why he often gets overlooked. But already against Leicester, he’s shown what he can do with two big chances and a non-penalty expected goal (nPxG) total of 0.65. No forward under £7m had a higher nPxG than Wood last season, and he’s up against a side that has just shipped goals for fun.

I’m still unsure about what to make of Sheffield United defensive assets this season. My instinct is they’ll be worse than in 2019/20 but it’s been hard to tell after a good Wolves performance and a match down to 10 men. Leeds have already scored seven goals in just two Gameweeks, but that’s come from just 1.69 xG which is the fifth lowest in the league; even Marcelo Bielsa has commented on the high conversion from limited chances. This is why both Aaron Ramsdale and Chris Basham are in the squad.

As well as stats, I’m looking at player sharpness this early in the season. I don’t think there have been many better opening matches than Manchester City’s performance versus Wolves. Both Kevin De Bruyne and Raheem Sterling looked sharp and it’s hard not to include them. Leicester may have Jonny Evans back but City will have too much for them and it’s hard to leave out the main goal threat (Sterling), and the penalty taker (De Bruyne).

I was pleasantly surprised to see Reece James start for the second match in a row and am hoping this is a start of a continued run of matches with César Azpilicueta potentially being given more of a squad role. With a new goalkeeper arriving at Chelsea, it may not be long until we see clean sheets return and for £5.1m James represents something of a bargain when you look at his attacking potential as well.

THE COMMUNITY CHAMPION

Each week, one of the Fantasy Football Scout community takes on the Scout Picks by pitting their chosen XI against ours.

The community member who beats our picks by the biggest margin over the campaign will win a £100 Amazon Voucher and a place in our Moderators and Contributors League for the following season.

They’ll have to go some distance to beat last week’s champion: AA33 walloped the Scout Picks 96-43 and his 53-point margin is now the benchmark.

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998 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Karan14
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    12 months, 1 day ago

    Semedo - 5.5m
    Mendy - 5m

    1. Tempestic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      Nice

    2. SHOOTER MCGINN
      • 6 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      Will probably get both sometime soon.

    3. xHaTr
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      Mendy might be 5.5

      1. xHaTr
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        12 months, 1 day ago

        Ignore me

  2. DAZZ
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    12 months, 1 day ago

    Mccarthy
    TAA Doherty Taylor
    Salah Son Rodriguez ASM
    Wilson DCL Werner
    (Justin, Mitchell, Bissouma)

    Just about holding off on WC. Anything worth a -4? ASM out?

    1. TheDragon
      • 3 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      Yes ASM our for -4 only if he is confirmed out for the GW

    2. DOGS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      ASM > Podence if you can

  3. pundit of punts
    • 8 Years
    12 months, 1 day ago

    How does this WC team look?

    Martinez - Steer
    TAA - Taylor - Lamptey - Vinagre - Mitchell
    Salah - KDB - Foden - Podence - Burke
    Werner - Jimenez - Ings

    Have 0.1m in the bank if Vinagre doesn’t work out.

    Will get Son + Maupay in gw 5 for Werner and Foden?

    Really liking this plan.

    1. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      Selling Werner when he plays Soton is not a good idea but I like the team anyways.

      1. pundit of punts
        • 8 Years
        12 months, 1 day ago

        Well that depends on the next 2 gws of course.

        May end up doing that move in gw 6

        1. Karan14
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          12 months, 1 day ago

          Think Jesus is also a great for the next 4 fixtures.

          1. pundit of punts
            • 8 Years
            12 months, 1 day ago

            Jesus over Werner and go triple City?

            1. Flair
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              12 months, 1 day ago

              Yes

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

              It's something I'm considering as well could be a huge differential owning those three. Waiting for news on Ziyech & Pulisic.

    2. FPL Zouma
      • 1 Year
      12 months, 1 day ago

      I would change mitchell to ferguson because he is the nailed on starter when he returns from injury whilst Mitchell is just filling in for Van Aanholt. Ings to Richarlison and Taylor to Saiss would be my only other change! Other than that a great WC draft!

      1. pundit of punts
        • 8 Years
        12 months, 1 day ago

        Cheers

      2. Gleys11
        • 1 Year
        12 months, 1 day ago

        So Ferguson is a definite starter when fit? That’s good to know. Hopefully make the 0.1 on Mitchell before game week starts.

    3. Major League Shocker
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      12 months, 1 day ago

      Get someone nailed, forget Vinagre.

      1. pundit of punts
        • 8 Years
        12 months, 1 day ago

        Will wait for the update on marcal injury

        I haven’t WCed YET

    4. Fit_to_drop
      • 1 Year
      12 months, 1 day ago

      Dunne instead of Vinagre?

  4. Gleys11
    • 1 Year
    12 months, 1 day ago

    Does anyone know who is the likely backup keeper for Ryan when Walton is fit? Is it Walton or Steele?

    1. Party time
      12 months, 1 day ago

      Steele

      1. Gleys11
        • 1 Year
        12 months, 1 day ago

        Thanks for the reply

        1. Party time
          12 months, 1 day ago

          My pleasure

  5. 3 A
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    12 months, 1 day ago

    Bruno or Martial ?

    1. Siva Mohan
      • 9 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      Martial

    2. Atletico Junior
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      Bruno

    3. Party time
      12 months, 1 day ago

      Martial

    4. 007 [RoboKlopp]
      • 5 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      Martial

  6. McSauce
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    12 months, 1 day ago

    Martinez
    VVD Saiss James
    KDB Salah Podence XXX
    Jimenez Werner XXX

    A) Son and Mitro
    B) JRod and DCL

    1. fenomeno
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      a)

  7. S.Kuqi
    • 8 Years
    12 months, 1 day ago

    Whats the fuss with this Semedo guy. Is he any good?

    1. Party time
      12 months, 1 day ago

      Average player joining a better side

    2. ElChapo
      • 2 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      2 goals in 82 apps for barcelona...only ever played in a back 4, wait to see how he does first.

    3. bench boost for every gamew…
      • 4 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      Good offensively, bad at defending. Suited for wing back Even if not played as one yet

  8. Glad He Ate Her
    • 1 Year
    12 months, 1 day ago

    a) Foden + Reece James

    OR

    b)James + Mitchell

  9. The Finnisher
    • 10 Years
    12 months, 1 day ago

    Do we expect any of Zaha, Bamford or Justin to rise before deadline?

    1. Glad He Ate Her
      • 1 Year
      12 months, 1 day ago

      Justin most likely

    2. Limited & Mediocre Mana…
      • 5 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      Very possibly, as transfers will start ramping up tomorrow evening

      1. The Finnisher
        • 10 Years
        12 months, 1 day ago

        Fingers crossed

  10. RealSocialDads
    • 5 Years
    12 months, 1 day ago

    Start one:

    A. KWP
    B. ASM

    Already got McCarthy starting

  11. Atletico Junior
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    12 months, 1 day ago

    A. TAA + Saiss + DCL

    B. Castagne + KWP + Werner

    1. Glad He Ate Her
      • 1 Year
      12 months, 1 day ago

      A

    2. NudeBudeTractorFeud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      A, no contest

  12. Long ago I drew a walrus
    • 11 Years
    12 months, 1 day ago

    Eh? When did Ndidi get injured? I seem to recall Leicester we're terrible without him last season.

    1. Apwilkin
      • 1 Year
      12 months, 1 day ago

      I think this last weekend. Ya without ndidi I think that tips the captain nod to kdb

  13. AJ24
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    12 months, 1 day ago

    This week:

    McCarthy
    Trent, Wan-Bissaka, Davies
    Salah, Auba, James Rod, ASM
    Werner, DCL, Mitrovic

    Rya, Bissouma, Mitchell, Justin - 0.4 ITB

    Already made transfer to get DCL in:

    Thoughts on
    A) Stay as is
    B) ASM to Podence -4
    C) ASM to Podence & Auba to KDB -8

    1. Kuzser
      • 4 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      B

  14. Kuzser
    • 4 Years
    12 months, 1 day ago

    Which combo on a WC is better 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

  15. TheDragon
    • 3 Years
    12 months, 1 day ago

    What a difference a week makes - no United players to be seen in the scout picks

    We all know what happens next....

    1. AJ24
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      Absolutely!

    2. FOO FIGHTER
      • 2 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      Ole at the wheel.

    3. stat sifter 888888
      • 1 Year
      12 months, 1 day ago

      Hopefully... Brighton defence is solid though.

      1. TheDragon
        • 3 Years
        12 months, 1 day ago

        Chelsea scored 3 against them and supposedly Chelsea haven’t Geller yet 😉

        1. FOO FIGHTER
          • 2 Years
          12 months, 1 day ago

          Brighton going to beat the mancs IMO.

    4. Glad He Ate Her
      • 1 Year
      12 months, 1 day ago

      Don't you know this is FantasyKneeJerkScout?

      1. TheDragon
        • 3 Years
        12 months, 1 day ago

        I actually put my knee braces on before entering the website for my own safety

    5. avfc82
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      Yeah, I know what you mean, and I hope they do improve as a Martial owner, but it's kinda hard putting them ahead of Man City, Liverpool, Chelsea and Spurs options this week.

      1. TheDragon
        • 3 Years
        12 months, 1 day ago

        Hi AVFC82 - I think you provide the best content on FPL and sways love your articles.

        So that’s said... obviously you are excellent at FPL... but why do you have Bamford in your team?!

        I honestly don’t understand it. He is a blind squirrel

        1. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          12 months, 1 day ago

          A blind squirrel who's 5th in the goals scored table.

          1. TheDragon
            • 3 Years
            12 months, 1 day ago

            Yes - even a blind squirrel finds nuts some of the time

            A good outcome doesn’t automatically mean a good pick (from a logic perspective). Interested to understand the logic behind the pick from someone who is better at FPL than me

        2. avfc82
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 11 Years
          12 months, 1 day ago

          Thanks mate, appreciate that!

          Re Bamford, I've watched him a lot, going back to his days at Boro, and while I don't think he's very good, I just had a feeling he'd start well. I'll 100% ship him out sooner rather than later tho.

          1. TheDragon
            • 3 Years
            12 months, 1 day ago

            You must have seen something I didn’t then as I watched a fair bit of him last season and his shooting was alarming.

            The number of points Leeds dropped where they dominated games but couldn’t score because of him was huge

            1. avfc82
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 11 Years
              12 months, 1 day ago

              Yeah, I agree mate, but he was getting chances tho, and is a confidence player who tends to do well over small periods.

  16. DRIZ ✅
    • 9 Years
    12 months, 1 day ago

    Mendy, new GK for chelsea price prediction?

    1. Glad He Ate Her
      • 1 Year
      12 months, 1 day ago

      Price is already out, 5.

    2. Inazuma X1
      • 4 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      5m

      1. DRIZ ✅
        • 9 Years
        12 months, 1 day ago

        wow bargain expected more

        1. Glad He Ate Her
          • 1 Year
          12 months, 1 day ago

          Why? Chelsea defense is nowhere from solid and pricing him more than Kepa wouldn't make sense

    3. FOO FIGHTER
      • 2 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      James becomes an autopick...

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        12 months, 1 day ago

        When Lampard (dis)organises the defence? Nope.

  17. TheDragon
    • 3 Years
    12 months, 1 day ago

    You can now have a Mendy in goal, defence and midfield!

    Any Mendy strikers around wanting to come to the prem?

  18. Fit_to_drop
    • 1 Year
    12 months, 1 day ago

    Is this team OK?

    Guiata
    James Mitchell Justin TAA
    KDB Sterling ASM Podence Willian
    Werner Richarlison

    Nyland ASM Davis Egan

    1. Fit_to_drop
      • 1 Year
      12 months, 1 day ago

      *ASM is on the bench

    2. Egg noodle
      • 11 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      Surely u don't want Willian. He has horrible fixtures

    3. Apwilkin
      • 1 Year
      12 months, 1 day ago

      Downgrade William to Rodriguez or Zaha. Upgrade asm to someone like foden? Rotation risk. But Rodriguez plus foden will get more overall than William and asm

      1. Fit_to_drop
        • 1 Year
        12 months, 1 day ago

        Excellent. Thank you for that objective view. Ive been focussed on other parts of the squad.

  19. ElliotJHP
    • 9 Years
    12 months, 1 day ago

    A) C.Taylor/Trent
    B) James/Robertson

  20. Egg noodle
    • 11 Years
    12 months, 1 day ago

    Rodriguez expected to miss Saturdays game. 🙂

    1. DRIZ ✅
      • 9 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      What happened?

      1. Egg noodle
        • 11 Years
        12 months, 1 day ago

      2. Egg noodle
        • 11 Years
        12 months, 1 day ago

        Jay Rodriguez. For Burnley 🙂

    2. FOO FIGHTER
      • 2 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      Ha ha

    3. Glad He Ate Her
      • 1 Year
      12 months, 1 day ago

      If you don't have a source for this type of news, comments like these should be flagged or deleted

      1. TheDragon
        • 3 Years
        12 months, 1 day ago

        His source is the fixture list

      2. Wild Rover
        • 11 Years
        12 months, 1 day ago

        It's in the tweets. It's the Burnley JRod

      3. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        12 months, 1 day ago

        Check the tweet up top mate

    4. AnfieldLad
      • 7 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      I see what you did haha

  21. BENOIT
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    12 months, 1 day ago

    Do we think Martial will drop before the next game week?

    Currently -85%

    1. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      12 months, 1 day ago

      Don't think so

  22. Inazuma X1
    • 4 Years
    12 months, 1 day ago

    Arsenal are interested in signing Jorginho

    1. TheDragon
      • 3 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      They are literally becoming chelsea reserves... Willian, Luiz...

  23. Garlana
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    12 months, 1 day ago

    I've a real temptation to go city heavy on WC as it could be the main differential against those who arent using it this week. Also Ndidi being out feels like the stars aligning a tad more. Only issue is that going with 3 of KDB,Sterling, Jesus or Foden means a player like Son, Salah and Werner would need to make way and could really hurt you. Im finding this wc really hard but the treble is very much in my thoughts right now.

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      • 2 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      Jesus...

    2. TheDragon
      • 3 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      A wildcard is for life not just GW3

    3. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      12 months, 1 day ago

      Triple City is guaranteed to me, my only question is which three. Jesus when nailed is great value, Foden should play plenty going forward and at 6.5 not that much of a risk, KDB is KDB though he may not be a 10, and Sterling is very explosive and the best captain pick for GW4 and GW6 to me.

      1. Garlana
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        12 months, 1 day ago

        I dont think anyone can be that sure on Foden yet, he is still a different type of player to what Silva was. Who are you going out as one of the big hitters?

    4. Hryszko
      • 4 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      I've taken out Son to accommodate Jimmy up top instead of Chris Wood and Foden in place of Son.

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 7 Years
        12 months, 1 day ago

        Reckon foden will start this gw ?

        1. Egg noodle
          • 11 Years
          12 months, 1 day ago

          Wait for tonights lineup. If foden starts tonight then he is not worth getting.

      2. Garlana
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        12 months, 1 day ago

        it would be tempting only if he hadnt just scored 4 goals!

  24. Fernandito
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    12 months, 1 day ago

    Martinez
    TAA Saiss James Taylor
    KDB Salah Sterling Costa Podence
    Werner

    Steer Lamptey Brewster Davis

    Could this work? Or too weak in areas due to the City double up?

  25. Ajax Hamsterdam
    • 7 Years
    12 months, 1 day ago

    Werner and harvetz too much on wc ? Thanks

  26. fenomeno
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    12 months, 1 day ago

    a) TAA + Hames
    b) Digne + Son

    1. The Finnisher
      • 10 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      B

  27. The Finnisher
    • 10 Years
    12 months, 1 day ago

    This is what I believe I have settled on, for now. Just tossing up one last thing after how good Havertz looked last night (I know, it was Barnsley)

    Martinez Forster
    Robertson Saiss Lamptey Taylor Mitchell
    KDB Salah Son Podence Havertz/Burke
    DCL Jimenez Ings/Brewster

    A. Havertz/Brewster (3-5-2)
    B. Ings/Burke (3-4-3)

    Cheers

  28. Siva Mohan
    • 9 Years
    12 months, 1 day ago

    Leicester City midfielder Wilfred Ndidi could be out of action for up to 12 weeks with an adductor issue in what's a huge blow for the Foxes.

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 7 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      Yep tempted to captain kdb now

    2. GuenDoozy
      • 1 Year
      12 months, 1 day ago

      Hopefully Justin Rises again and then can be sold

  29. Ask Yourself
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    12 months, 1 day ago

    Anyone notice how well martinez and McCarthy rotate ? Am I really going to do this again

    1. TheDragon
      • 3 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      Rotating keepers always ends in disaster (at least for me)

    2. Egg noodle
      • 11 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      I think u will. I did it for about 8 years before realising that it is a pointless tactic and giving up.

  30. Hryszko
    • 4 Years
    12 months, 1 day ago

    WC finally sorted, going to leave it at this now I think..

    Martinez (Steer)
    Trent - Semedo - Taylor (Mitchell & Lamptey)
    Salah - KDB - Podence - Foden (Alzate)
    Werner - Jimmy - DCL

    1. GuenDoozy
      • 1 Year
      12 months, 1 day ago

      think Semedo starts this weekend?

      1. Hryszko
        • 4 Years
        12 months, 1 day ago

        I do personally, Traore will move up to his more natural position, Semedo on straight away.

    2. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 7 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      He's not even the game yet ?

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 7 Years
        12 months, 1 day ago

        My bad

      2. Hryszko
        • 4 Years
        12 months, 1 day ago

        Haha yeah was about to say, huge signing, can't see him not starting.

    3. Garlana
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      id prefer Saiss and James to Semedo and Taylor but thats just my take.

      1. Hryszko
        • 4 Years
        12 months, 1 day ago

        Canny afford, would leave me -0.2m

        1. Garlana
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          12 months, 1 day ago

          ah fair enough