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. LDNGooner
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 22 days ago

    Kante or Jorginho?

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

      Try again

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

      Neither

    3. FC Hakkebøf
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 22 days ago

      Neither

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

      Absolutely not.

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

      is that your only worry? rest of the team must look great

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

      Soucek at 4.9m.

    7. doher.ty
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 22 days ago

      Say what

  2. fylde2022
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 22 days ago

    Active wildcard.
    What are your thoughts of bringing in Sterling and then switching Sterling for Mane/Salah, next gw?

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

      What's the point though?

    2. Cok3y5murf
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 22 days ago

      So selling Sterling before Leeds...

    3. jai1212
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 22 days ago

      I am aligned to the same strategy but won't bring Salah in before Sheffield

    4. doher.ty
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 22 days ago

      Sterling out before Leeds - I think if you want Sterling you get him and hold.

      1. fylde2022
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 22 days ago

        I've not looked past this GW's fixtures!

        1. Cok3y5murf
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 22 days ago

          Then you've answered your own question

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

      Is this some kind of attempt at Upside Chasing? Liv v Villa and City v Leeds are pretty equal. I've got Raz down as captain that week.

    6. Pavsboot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 22 days ago

      Uh do it but keep Sterling for the next three.

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

      ?? the complete opposite maybe. Salah this week switching to Sterling for leeds? I'm just going Sterling and KDB and ignoring Mo for now

      1. fylde2022
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 22 days ago

        Cheers, guys.
        I need to stop looking at this, on a single gw basis and look further down the tunnel.

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

    Anguissa or Reed?

    1. DesafioFantasy
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 22 days ago

      Anguissa

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

      Have some amazing attacking players at 5.5 mn - especially with Leeds scoring for fun. I would rather have one of them than a 4.5 mn player on the bench all the time, limiting options. Also, budget forwards doing well so far.

  4. FC Hakkebøf
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 22 days ago

    GTG? 0 FT 0.5 ITB

    McCarthy
    TAA Davies Saiss
    Salah (C) KDB Son Podence
    Werner DCL Mitrovic
    ___
    Nyland Justin Ferguson Bissouma

    Still got WC, don't feel the need to use it after two gameweeks.

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

      Looks good to me. No need for WC on this at all!

      1. FC Hakkebøf
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 22 days ago

        Thanks mate

  5. jai1212
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 22 days ago

    Team A

    TAA Coady
    Havertz Son
    Jesus

    Team B

    Robertson Saiss
    Sterling Podence
    Werner
    +0.7 itb for Sterling to Salah in 3 weeks

    1. FC Hakkebøf
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 22 days ago

      A

    2. Coys96
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 22 days ago

      B easily

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

    FFSFam, 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? Auba to KdB I think is a must... To WC is a bit of a waste atm?

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

    Thanks guys!

    1. FC Hakkebøf
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 22 days ago

      Auba + ASM to KDB + Podence

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

        My thoughts exactly. Thanks. Annoying as will lose .4 TV from the Auba/ASM price drops and KdB/Podence rises though!

  7. Ramgiri
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 22 days ago

    How do you view this lot?

    No United/ Ars cover - but, who cares!

    Ryan (4.0)
    Taylor TAA Justin Saiss Mitchell
    Salah KDB Son Havertz Podence
    Bamford Mitro DCL

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

    One idea:

    As tempting as it is to get KDB, Foden and Jesus, it locks the flex to get Sterling in quickly

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

      On Sterling, KDB and Foden right now with no Salah. I'll make that switch in GW7. I hope.

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

        Exactly the same triple as me, except I intend to hold them all.

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

          No Salah?

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

            I know, I'll bite it. My current intention is to share the captaincy between Kev and Raz for the vast majority of GW2.

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

              Same, KDB at home vs stronger sides, Sterling away vs weaker

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

                I've got Kev on home AND stronger sides, and Raz on away weaker, so not 50/50

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

              You'll have to wait for next season to do that 😛

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

        Same

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

      I could have this

      Martinez
      VVD, Saiss, Taylor
      KDB, Sterling, Salah, Podence
      Jesus, DCL, Bamford

      Which is pretty sexy

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

        I'm toying with something similar

        Foden emerging would mean two FTs if Jesus were to make way

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

        I love it and then I just see Bamford

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

          There's no middle ground for Bamford. You either think he'll be excellent value or you don't want him anywhere near your team

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

      Or going for all 3 mids prevents a quick switch to Jesus

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

        It is, but you can't have 'em all!

        Glad ^ very nice!

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

        Its true, getting Foden means I cant do Werner > Jesus

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

        Was toying with dropping KDB and focusing on the attackers in Sterling and Jesus. Not sure

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

          Penalties though. With City having so much possession around the oppo box and an increase in pens, I can see Kev getting into double figures on them alone.

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

            I meant for the short term

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

              But they can get pens in any game.

        2. Jon Walter's Hatty
          • 8 Years
          1 year, 22 days ago

          ...and then you woke up

  9. KINGS
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 22 days ago

    Bottomed

    Triple up wolves. Looks good?

    Martinez Ryan
    James Saiss Justin Lamptey Mitchell
    Salah KDB Son Podence Anguissa
    Werner DCL Jimi

    1. FC Hakkebøf
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 22 days ago

      Going without TAA is crazy imo

    2. Weak Become Heros
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 22 days ago

      Got to have one of Robbo or TAA.

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

    Werner Bissouma or Ings Podence? I wouldn't have Chelsea cover with the latter

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

      Bissouma has RC

      1. St Pauli Walnuts
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 22 days ago

        1 game out with league cup, so doesn't matter for 3rd on bench fodder.

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

      No Chelsea cover is fine

      1. King Kun Ta
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 22 days ago

        works fine for me as well

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

    Mitchell or Ferguson?

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

      I went Ferguson on WC last week in the hope that he gets fit and displaces Ward but I may have made a bit of an error

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

        Yeah, at this point I'd get the lowest owned like Inniss/Burnley chap not Dunne, though it may well be Dunne if he'll play and perhaps rise

    2. ELTACTICO
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 22 days ago

      is ferguson back fit?

    3. Whiskerz
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 22 days ago

      Mitchell if you already have .1 value in him

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

      I've had both since the start - hopefully Ferguson will be fit by the time / if Mitchell is dropped

      It's fine whilst I only play 3 at the back

  12. 007 [RoboKlopp]
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 22 days ago

    Zaha, Barnes or Foden?

    1. FC Hakkebøf
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 22 days ago

      Zaha

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

      Zaha always plays like Ronaldo when transfer window is open. Bet he only scores 2-4 more goals throughout the season

      1. 007 [RoboKlopp]
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 22 days ago

        Wow, just realized this

      2. I'M 2 OLD FOR THIS HIT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 22 days ago

        So true! And ruins fpl for few weeks.

    3. Weak Become Heros
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 22 days ago

      Barnes.

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

      Tough one. Probably Barnes or grealish.

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

      Foden for me.

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

    Would you do Salah to kdb for -4 ?

    Mccarthy
    TAA Saiss KWP
    Salah Sterling Son Barnes
    Martial DCL Adams

    1. Weak Become Heros
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 22 days ago

      No

    2. King Kun Ta
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 22 days ago

      nah

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

      Not with Sterling already in imo

    4. doher.ty
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 22 days ago

      No - Salah out for a -4, surely not.

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

      Only if you have a time machine and go back to GW38

  14. Weak Become Heros
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 22 days ago

    Podence or Semedo?

    Currently own Saiss and Jimi.

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

      Prefer semedo tbh

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

      Semedo

    3. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 22 days ago

      Semedo

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

      Podencinho. Way more defender choices for 5.5 than mids for 5.5.

  15. The Train Driver
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 22 days ago

    Did Bruno hold the presser instead of Solkjaer?

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

      Kepa taking notes

  16. Ramgiri
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 22 days ago

    How is the Havertz vs Werner dilemma going? Havertz looked really dangerous as a number 10 yesterday.

    1. doher.ty
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 22 days ago

      Against weaker competition - Werner has looked good in the prem imo.

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

      I'm currently on track to have Havertz. I think he's showed he can be great. This is the fixture to target.

      However, won't deny that Werner is a good pick. Probably the better pick. If I had the money I'd take him over Hav.

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

        Agreed!

  17. LucasMoregametime
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 22 days ago

    How important is it to have Salah and KDB?

    1. doher.ty
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 22 days ago

      Everyone has their own stategy but those two will likely be amongst the top scorers.

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

      Have at least 1 is what I'd say

    3. King Kun Ta
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 22 days ago

      i have both....so very important i would say

  18. BOATIES FC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 22 days ago

    on WC. too much of a benching headache? The only player i would like but can't fit in is James Rodriguez and i would like Mitro over Bamford too

    Martinez Steer
    Robbo Saiss James Lamptey Dunne
    Salah KDB Son Foden Podence
    Jimmy DCL Bamford

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

      Team is very standard.

      Hate the bench headache though. Bamford is basically just there to gain overall team value. He won't actually get on the field for at least 4 weeks bar an injury and is sucking 1.1/1.2m of value that you could be putting on the field instead.

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

        Good point about Bamford. ty

  19. LDNGooner
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 22 days ago

    McCarthy
    TAA - James - Digne
    KDB - Townsend - Salah - Podence
    Werner - Ings - Calvert Lewin

    Thoughts anyone?

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

      TAA and Townsend to Robbo and Foden if your are on a WC?

  20. adstomko
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 22 days ago

    WC draft. Want Werner in but I like my back-line. Thoughts?

    Martinez
    Trent, Robbo, Semedo, James
    KDB, Sterling, Rodríguez, Podence
    Jimenez, Ings
    (Steer, Mitchell, Anguissa, Davis)

  21. ElliotJHP
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 22 days ago

    Woy on Mitchell - Tyrick got his chance at the end of last season, took that chance well and has really continued in pre-season and the start of this season. He has been a big plus.

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

      He's benched as soon as PVA comes back.

      1. ElliotJHP
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 22 days ago

        PVA contract up end of season, don't think it's as clear cut as people are making out

        1. doher.ty
          • 1 Year
          1 year, 22 days ago

          He's by far their second-best player

          1. ElliotJHP
            • 9 Years
            1 year, 22 days ago

            As an FPL asset or a player? Easy to get the two mixed up sometimes

            1. doher.ty
              • 1 Year
              1 year, 22 days ago

              both

    2. doher.ty
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 22 days ago

      PVA will start when fit.

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

        Perhaps at LW? Though there's Schlupp, Eze and Bats to squeeze in...

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

    According to my match officials stats. There will be a penalty surely in 2 (maybe in all) of the following games:

    -Crystal Palace vs Everton

    -Manchester City vs Leicester

    -Liverpool vs Arsenal

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

    Reguilon or Semedo? Both sound good FPL prospects if Spurs tighten up and Wolves pick up where they left off now the City game is out of the way

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

      Prefer the guy playing wingback for a better defense

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

        Yeah, I’m leaning that way, but got to be a good chance Spurs switch to wing-backs based on their recent signings?..

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

      We've not seen either. Why not go for a known quantity?

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

        I think I’ll only get one more week out of Bavies, and they seem the stand-out options to replace him at 5.5 or less. I know there are other factors, but I’d be interested to know opinions from those who watch La Liga

  24. Pia06rc
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 22 days ago

    Would you rather:

    A) Podence & Jesus
    B) Foden & Jimenez

    1. Gregor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 22 days ago

      B.

    2. Robson-Canoe
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 22 days ago

      Tough but probably A because I don't think Foden is nailed. Ferran and Mahrez can replace him anytime.

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

      B by miles

  25. Robson-Canoe
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 22 days ago

    How do you like this WC team?
    Martinez (Steer)
    TAA Saiss Taylor (Lamptey Mitchell)
    KDB Salah Son Podence (Anguissa)
    Jesus DCL Wood

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

      Forster over Steer, though if Heaton's a long way away theb fair enough

      All round very solid

    2. George Agdgdgwngo
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 22 days ago

      Like the Jesus punt

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

    Sterling to Salah GW7 dovetails

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

      It means giving up a lot of fixtures where Raz could go to town.

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

        That double 12M MID playstyle should go like this, IMO. Pick KDB and leave him there for 36 GWs. In the second slot, play around with Salah, Auba, Fernandes and Sterling, moving them around for those major captaincy hauls.

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

          Upside Chasing. I was totally into that, but currently it looks like City are on fire and the other 3 not so much. Can all change, of course.

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

            Yes, so I would keep that spot flexible.

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

              Sure, I'll move with changing circumstances. But right now I'm inclined to expect Kev and Raz to be season keepers. I could get Salah on 2FT if I lost one of my strikers - Werner and Jimenez, but I currently expect both to give regular returns..

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

    Anguissa nailed?

    1. doher.ty
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 22 days ago

      I believe so but he'll get minutes every game at 4.5 that's all you can ask

  28. fylde2022
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 22 days ago

    GTG, for this wildcard?

    Martinez
    TAA James Taylor
    Rodriguez Mane KDB Son Podence
    Jiminez DCL

    Steer, Mitchell, Davis, Justin

    1. George Agdgdgwngo
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 22 days ago

      Prefer salah over mane

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

    Ben Dinnery

    @BenDinnery
    Bruno happy to share spot-kick duties: "It doesn't matter if I take penalties. We have a lot of qualities in the team. Rashy was the guy who took the penalties, so I tell him, 'when you feel confident, if you want to take the penalty, it is not a problem.' I will not fight" #MUFC

    1. doher.ty
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 22 days ago

      Dude is going to sh!t all over rashy the second he tries to take a pen away from him.

  30. George Agdgdgwngo
    • 12 Years
    1 year, 22 days ago

    How’s this non TAA team?

    Martinez,
    Digne, Saiss, Castagne
    Kdb, salah, son, Hamez, foden
    Jimi, DCL

    Forster, Lamptey, Mitchel, Brewster

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

      Castagne looked great and attacking, but the Ndidi news puts a big downer on City Clean sheets.