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.

Our next Scout Picks article on Friday will have further details on who is representing the community this week.


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998 Comments Post a Comment
  1. AdamJ91
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 22 days ago

    Thoughts on this WC team please?

    Martinez, Steer
    VVD, Saiss, James, Lamptey, Ferguson
    Salah, KDB, Hamez, Podence, Burke
    Werner, DCL, Jimenez.

    1. Pedersen
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 22 days ago

      Wasnt Hamez injured?

      1. Tempestic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 22 days ago

        Wrong JRod

    2. Jullepuu
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 22 days ago

      Very similar to mine so I like it. TAA is still too good to imo

    3. xHaTr
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 22 days ago

      Foden and Trent over VVD and Hamez?

    4. Kitsune
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 22 days ago

      I’d be tempted to downgrade VVD and Jimi for a cheaper def and Wood, and upgrade Podence to Son.

  2. Shark Team
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 22 days ago

    I'm planning long term transfers:
    Sometime in the near future I will sell Ings and Havertz:
    Best duo to replace them probably is Sterling + Bamford right?

    1. Pukki Blinders
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 22 days ago

      I don't like it

      1. Shark Team
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 22 days ago

        This may happen in gw7 for example with Salah + Bamford in. I know my comment is useless I'm just planning and planning and planning things but till then lots will have changed

        1. Pukki Blinders
          • 2 Years
          1 year, 22 days ago

          You won't want Bamford by gw7 I'll tell you that lol... sometimes the best plan is to not overthink and over plan too much

    2. All about the galacticos
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 22 days ago

      the bamford boat has sailed

      1. Shark Team
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 22 days ago

        Loving the fact that Leeds can score 2+ goals against any opponent

    3. ace3.1415
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 22 days ago

      JImi + Hamez

      1. Shark Team
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 22 days ago

        Already owning James but I think I will need one more premium mid apart from KDB so I will do my best to bring Salah/Sterling

    4. Carlton P
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 22 days ago

      I would be looking at double pool defence from gw6 or 9. Antonio from gw8.

      1. Shark Team
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 22 days ago

        Already double Liv Def but yeah Antonio > Bamford nice one thank you

  3. Street Friend
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 22 days ago

    On my wildcard, who would you go for. (Have KDB & foden, no spurs or Chelsea)

    A) Werner
    B) Jesus
    C) Kane

  4. ZeBestee
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 22 days ago

    Is Semedo going to start next gw?

    1. Ser Davos
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 22 days ago

      Churlish, but if he's confirmed not to then a 5m Saiss can be locked in... maybe 🙂

  5. Ser Davos
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 22 days ago

    Jesus stats:

    16-17: 8 starts - 7 goals
    17-18: 19 starts - 13 goals
    18-19: 8 starts - 7 goals
    19-20: 21 starts - 14 goals

    1. fish&chips
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 22 days ago

      Consistent

      1. Ser Davos
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 22 days ago

        Your grav makes me peckish

        Coastal fish and chips are incredible

        1. fish&chips
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 year, 22 days ago

          I should think an old seafarer such as yourself has had his fair share of fish as chips Ser Davos

  6. Totti
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 22 days ago

    guys final piece on my wildcard
    need your replies plz

    who will score more points?

    A) werner son mitrovic/bamford

    B) kane rodriguez bamford

    1. Jullepuu
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 22 days ago

      A with Mitro

      1. Totti
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 22 days ago

        thanks mate
        why do u prefer mitro over bamford?

        1. Jullepuu
          • 2 Years
          1 year, 22 days ago

          Way more nailed and on penalties

        2. Jullepuu
          • 2 Years
          1 year, 22 days ago

          Also has been better in previous seasons

    2. Shark Team
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 22 days ago

      A with Mitro

  7. fish&chips
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 22 days ago

    Sorry, bottomed

    Assuming Marcal if fit, him or Saiss on WC (Price no issue because I already have Saiss at 5m)

    1. Jullepuu
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 22 days ago

      Saiss

  8. Jullepuu
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 22 days ago

    Has everyone forgotten about Armstrong? Arguably more nailed than Podence and Southampton are fairly attacking

    1. Carlton P
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 22 days ago

      Injured isn’t he? Also very injury prone

      1. Jullepuu
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 22 days ago

        Not injured anymore but might be injury prone

    2. Shark Team
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 22 days ago

      I really like him as a player. Just not having faith in Saints attack this season like I had after restart. Only Ings performs great

      1. Jullepuu
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 22 days ago

        I might get him to be honest but if I do Podence will score a brace lol

        1. Shark Team
          • 4 Years
          1 year, 22 days ago

          Podence and scoring are two words that can't be used in the same phrase believe me!

    3. Ser Davos
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 22 days ago

      Wow, yeah forgot about that bandwagon

      1. Jullepuu
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 22 days ago

        I knew it!

  9. Egg noodle
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 22 days ago

    Any of your gangsters going for Tammy Abraham?

    1. Egg noodle
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 22 days ago

      You*

    2. fish&chips
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 22 days ago

      Too much risk of rotation for me

    3. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 22 days ago

      If you still have your WC he could be a fun punt

    4. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 22 days ago

      If he starts this weekend it'll only be because Werner is covering for Pulisic out left. Won't last more than one week.

      1. Egg noodle
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 22 days ago

        Hmm ok i'll avoid, ta

  10. DIMITRIS
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 22 days ago

    Which WC team is better:

    A) Martinez ( Steer )
    Digne - Semedo - Ayling - Lamptey ( Mitchell )
    KDV - Salah - Havertz - Hamez ( Burke )
    Jesus - Jimenez ( Davis )
    or

    B) Martinez ( Steer )
    TAA - VVD - Saiss - Lamptey ( Mitchell )
    KDB - Sterling - Hamez - Podence (Burke)
    Werner - Jimenez ( Davis )

    1. Carlton P
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 22 days ago

      B

      1. DIMITRIS
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 22 days ago

        Thanks

    2. Shark Team
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 22 days ago

      B is great

      1. DIMITRIS
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 22 days ago

        Thanks, I guess I'll stick with that one.

  11. StayoutheSpiceZone
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 22 days ago

    Gone deep here.

    Can you let me know thoughts?

    Martinez (Steer)
    TAA Lamptey Ayling, Dunne (Mitchell)
    Podence, Sterling KDB Salah (Burke)
    Richarlison Werner (Brewster)

    Thanks 0.0itb!

  12. Dimitar Tekkertov
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 22 days ago

    ASM for Podence for a hit?

    1. Eewraks
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 22 days ago

      thats what i did

    2. StayoutheSpiceZone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 22 days ago

      Yep

  13. Rotation's Alter Ego
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 22 days ago

    New Community Article

    https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/2020/09/24/fpl-a-moneyball-perspective

    We've touched on it a couple times, but a good piece looking at value in FPL with some good numerical investigations. Well worth a read if you have the time

  14. JURGENAUT
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 22 days ago

    So what's everyone's verdict on Doherty so far? Unlucky? Cheers

    1. Ⓙⓐⓡⓥⓘⓢⓗ CMIUK
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 22 days ago

      Unlucky in the sense that Nuno sold him to Spurs.

      1. Ser Davos
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 22 days ago

        a 5.5 Semedo on the right could be super

    2. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 22 days ago

      My view is that Mou is playing him as a FB and that there are other defenders offering better value.

    3. No Professionals
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 22 days ago

      should have scored GW1, that goes in and it's a good start.

    4. Pukki Blinders
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 22 days ago

      New signing won't help Doh's cause

  15. No Professionals
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 22 days ago

    on wildcard

    Martinez
    TAA Saiss James
    Salah KDB Son Foden
    Werner DCL Bamford

    Steer Taylor Mitchell Alzate
    0.8m itb

    its the Werner slot i'm stuck on. WBA are awful, so tempted to give him that game and then go jimenez. But i won't captain him, so do i just take it on the chin and go jimenez?

    1. Bob Vrabkab
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 22 days ago

      Jiminez is home to Fulham who are worse than WBA next week if that helps

    2. Ser Davos
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 22 days ago

      Could be smart CTaylor over Lamptey with a double

      Looks excellent

  16. Ser Davos
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 22 days ago

    What did we think of Salah's performance at Chelsea? Eye test more than stats

    1. StayoutheSpiceZone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 22 days ago

      Tough to say as they SO comfortable in that game. Men against Boys after the red card

      1. Ser Davos
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 22 days ago

        Yeah, I'm trying to pick it apart. Never really threatened prior to the RC

    2. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 22 days ago

      I think he strolled around like someone who had scored a hattrick the week before. He’ll be more hungry next game, having not scored vs Chelsea.

      I’d quite like to drop Salah on the wildcard but it’s impossible given how many penalties there will be this year. I’m not playing this game with one hand behind my back.

      1. Ser Davos
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 22 days ago

        Excellent points

        Sterling aside, he's a lock

    3. No Professionals
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 22 days ago

      had a great chance late on. it was the classic Salah/Mane trick, seem to take it in turns to shine.

      1. Ser Davos
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 22 days ago

        true

    4. Glad He Ate Her
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 22 days ago

      oNe SeAsOn WoNdEr

    5. tokara
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 22 days ago

      Sharp, i was hidingbehind the sofa.

    6. Pukki Blinders
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 22 days ago

      Had some chances to score and probably deserved one or two assists that were wasted by Pool

    7. Hairy Potter
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 22 days ago

      He looked okay and had a couple of chances.

      The thing I noticed more when Thiago came on was that he was picking out Wijnaldum's runs rather than Salah. They didn't seem to be looking for Salah that much when going forward.

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 22 days ago

        Seemed a typical Salah away performance to me. Thought he might have put in a bit more against an old team.

  17. Kloppage Time
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 22 days ago

    Hey Guys
    On a WC, Foden or Mitro?

    1. Chilli Heatwave
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 22 days ago

      A if can accept the risk of rotation

    2. xHaTr
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 22 days ago

      Over the course of the season I'd expect Foden to end up with about 60 minutes per game. Thats fantastic value for 6.5

  18. Ser Davos
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 22 days ago

    One strategy could be Salah this week and use an FT to Sterling for Leeds (C)

    1. No Professionals
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 22 days ago

      yes agree.

      would you consider sterling over salah this week if you're on wildcard?

      1. Ser Davos
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 22 days ago

        I'm really torn on how to play it

        I may go Salah Sterling KDB (only 1.6 more than last year)

        for three and reassess

    2. Carlton P
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 22 days ago

      I’ve gone sterling over salah for a few weeks

    3. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 22 days ago

      Sure, but Salah is playing Aston Villa.

      Still risky.

  19. Carlton P
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 22 days ago

    I’ve done Bruno (already have Martial) > sterling for a hit! Should I captain sterling or stick with KDB?

    1. No Professionals
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 22 days ago

      brave... i'd have stuck based on fixtures. captaining someone you've taken a hit for helps justify it better

    2. tokara
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 22 days ago

      Sterling

    3. Pukki Blinders
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 22 days ago

      Sterling a good captain next week, don't really like him against Leicester if they run 5 at the back

  20. Andy_Social
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 22 days ago

    Bet one or two of you guys would love to tear aprt my WC squad:

    Marty, Forster
    TAA, Robbo, Saiss, Lamptey, Mitchell
    KDB, Sterling, Foden (!), Klich, Costa
    Werner, Jimi, Brewster

    1. Carlton P
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 22 days ago

      Would do but there’s nothing to tear apart.

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 22 days ago

        Nah, people gotta say No Son? He'll score four again and hurt you!'. "No Mo?" "No James I or II?" "No DCL???"

    2. DIMITRIS
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 22 days ago

      Costa out for Burke and Foden to Hamez.

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 22 days ago

        See! Burke will be rotated, especially when Brewster (whom I have) joins.

        1. Long ago I drew a walrus
          • 11 Years
          1 year, 22 days ago

          Will he? Sorry not really up to date with transfers

        2. DIMITRIS
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 22 days ago

          But Foden might be rotated either 😀 I would be more nervous to see my 6.5 player benched than one thats worth 4.5.

    3. Inazuma X1
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 22 days ago

      Another WC? How.. lol

    4. Sgt Frank Drebin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 22 days ago

      Looks ok, but double Leeds is a little bit too much for me. They were quite lucky in the first 2 fixtures to score so many goals.

      1. Ser Davos
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 22 days ago

        Good spot, yes the double Leeds appears unsustainable

      2. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 22 days ago

        Looks to me like Bielsa is mega-attacking. I've abandoned my Leeds defence to move higher up. Klich on pens. Costa has scored in each game, so I'll see how he goes. He's my first transfer out of the whole squad. Currently the only other player who jumps out at that price point is Twitter darling Podence, but I'm concerned about his security of starts, which is not an issue at Leeds.

    5. Ser Davos
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 22 days ago

      super

  21. RamboRN
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 22 days ago

    Thoughts on my wildcard please

    Martinez
    TAA saiss dunne
    Salah kdb jrod son podence
    Werner dcl

    Subs. Steer, Mitchell, Bernado, brewster

  22. Champ
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 22 days ago

    So guys, who gets most points

    A - Salah/Zaha/Mitro
    B - Son/Greenwd/Ings

    B seems more balanced, but think A swings it with Salah captain option?

    1. Goonsquad245
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 22 days ago

      You’re right. I prefer A, but that’s because I still believe salah to be the best captain option in the game.

      B is better if you won’t captain him.

      1. Goonsquad245
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 22 days ago

        I’d prefer it more with Foden/Wood though.

    2. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 22 days ago

      Salah with penalties is worth 3m more than Son.

    3. Champ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 22 days ago

      Cheers guys

    4. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 22 days ago

      A.

      Penalties.

      It's so ugly but true. Son is priority for me though, so I found a way to get him in.

  23. zizoo10
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 22 days ago

    this wc draft is very tempting

    ...........................Martinez
    ..........Robertson • Saiss • Lamptey
    Salah • KDB • Sterling • Foden • Podence
    .....................Jimenez • DCL

    Steer • Ferguson* • Mitchell • Brew/Davis

    1. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 22 days ago

      I think you need to add dots on the other side too.

    2. Chilli Heatwave
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 22 days ago

      Robbo -> Semedo
      Podence -> Havertz
      Ferguson -> Taylor

      1. Twisted Saltergater
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        1 year, 22 days ago

        Don’t think your maths is great here.

        1. Chilli Heatwave
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 22 days ago

          ? That’s my exact team

          1. Twisted Saltergater
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 12 Years
            1 year, 22 days ago

            Robbo to Samedo frees up 1.5m
            Podence to Havertz costs 3m
            Ferguson to Taylor costs 0.5m

            So are you saying Zizo has 2m in the bank?

          2. Tempestic
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 year, 22 days ago

            Its like 2 mil over budget surely??

            1. zizoo10
              • 6 Years
              1 year, 22 days ago

              this isnt over budget. i can afford it once son/justin rise for me

              1. robredo10
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 12 Years
                1 year, 22 days ago

                I think they mean with Chilli’s changes

                1. zizoo10
                  • 6 Years
                  1 year, 22 days ago

                  oh my bad, ye thats def overbudget

        2. Tempestic
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 22 days ago

          Free up 1.5 and bang out 3.5 worth of upgrades no worries

      2. zizoo10
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 22 days ago

        theres no way i play this game without a liverpool full back

    3. drughi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 22 days ago

      looks pretty awesome

    4. GuenDoozy
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 22 days ago

      This actually is incredible but im 0.2 short

      1. zizoo10
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 22 days ago

        im short aswell and would need justin/son to rise once more. most on wc would be able to squeeze an extra 0.1 or 0.2 with rises hopefully

    5. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 22 days ago

      I’m going Werner or Jesus + JRodriguez over Sterling + Podence.

      1. zizoo10
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 22 days ago

        that is exactly what i had in my previous draft. however i regret using my wc and if i keep jrod/werner it would just be too close to my old team. dumb logic indeed, but i feel ive no choice to go all in on sterling (C)

    6. Balls of Steel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 22 days ago

      No Chelsea up against one of the worst defences in the league..

    7. DannyDrinkVodka
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 22 days ago

      What about the COVID bench?

  24. Chilli Heatwave
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 22 days ago

    James or Saïss to finish off this defence?
    Semedo Taylor Lamptey Mitchell

    1. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 22 days ago

      I’m looking at Samedo, Saiss, James

      1. Chilli Heatwave
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 22 days ago

        Wish I could afford. To get the team I want need to rotate my third defender

        1. Twisted Saltergater
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          1 year, 22 days ago

          In that case, go Saiss as you’ll need your defenders to play, and arguably James is more of a rotation risk than Saiss.

    2. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 22 days ago

      Saiss. Double Wolves defense very appealing to me.

  25. Original - Wolves Ay We
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 22 days ago

    So what were the captain's choices?

    1. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 22 days ago

      Read the small print - they'll tell us on Friday.

      1. Original - Wolves Ay We
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 22 days ago

        I don't read the small print. 😀

        But seriously, why the delay? The captain's poll is already messed up.

        1. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 year, 22 days ago

          Well I'll tell you now - it'll be a tie between KDB and Werner.

        2. GuenDoozy
          • 2 Years
          1 year, 22 days ago

          To not have existing poll results influence answers.

          1. have you seen cyan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 year, 22 days ago

            That wasn’t an issue, if you clicked to view the results then you forfeited having a vote. You could only view results after you voted or forfeit your vote to do so..

    2. Chilli Heatwave
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 22 days ago

      KDB or Son for me

  26. We Will Klopp you
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 22 days ago

    A) Podence & Saiss
    or B) Foden and Justin/Lamptey rotation

    1. Chilli Heatwave
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 22 days ago

      A

    2. Kloppage Time
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 22 days ago

      I have all four in my current WC

  27. HashAttack
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 22 days ago

    Seems odd that the only forwards over 6.5 and less than 8.5 were DCL and Richarlison (Plus Tammy and Giroud) ... talk about lack of options

  28. phace
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 22 days ago

    Guys, need a bit of help - have been very busy since last Fri so haven't had the time to do my usual research. Thinking I need to get KdB, Podence, potentially replace Davies as well as the main points (only one FT, 0 ITB). Have lost some value as I've missed some price drops.

    Thoughts on best changes to this team? Should I just hit the WC now?

    McCarthy - Steer
    Mitchell - Justin - Davies - TAA - Buur
    Aubameyang - Son - Salah - ASM - Soucek
    Werner - Martial - Davis

    Thanks fam!

    1. Pukki Blinders
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 22 days ago

      WC on that would be a complete waste, Auba to KDB is enough for this week, and maybe a hit to remove ASM to Podence or whoever

  29. have you seen cyan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 22 days ago

    Why has the captain poll been changed so now it’s extremely difficult to view/make sense of the voteS? A pie chart with a multitude of similar colours, really?

  30. Goonsquad245
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 22 days ago

    Bruno has just said he’s happy to share pens with Rashford.

    Any of the Bruno open play threat crew still happy with him at £10.5? Are there any of you left after his blank last week?