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. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Am I GTG?

    Ramsdale
    TAA,Dier,Taylor
    Salah,KDB,Hamez,H.Barnes
    Mitrovic,Werner,Adams

    Fabri, KWP,Mitchell,Bissouma

    1. Gooner Kebab
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      yes

  2. AnyoneButLiverpool
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Can someone help me please??

    Leno Button
    Digne Dier Justin Ayling Mitchell
    Kdb Auba Pereira Podence Bissouma
    Kane DCL Werner

    Did Adams + ASM > DCL + Podence for a hit. Should I wildcard instead

    1. kevchenko
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Nah, s'alright that.

    2. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Taking hits this early is unnecessary. Same with WC.
      Just do Auba>KDB and you’re set

      1. Dthinger
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        already took the hit.

    3. The Mandalorian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      O

    4. Plonatron
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Not sure I would have done Adams to DCL this gameweek. DCL has a tough fixture, and Adams has had decent numbers without converting. Could easily score this weekend

  3. All about the galacticos
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    The penalty taker WC
    Hows this looking for a front 7 all penalty takers?

    Salah, KDB, Bruno, Hamez
    Ings, Jimi, Mitro

    Can you think of any other penalty takers better than the above?

    1. Make Arrows Green Again
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Even if they weren't on pens that would be a great front 7 if you can afford it.

    2. kevchenko
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Is Hamez definitely the penalty taker?

      Klich at Leeds?

    3. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      How are you affording this? How bad is your defence?

      1. All about the galacticos
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        obviously no robbo/taa.
        I have 22.5m for defence. 5m 5m 4.5m 4m 4m
        Keeper 4.5m + 4m

    4. Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Going for pen takers doesn't work - makes you ignore other possible hauls

      1. Zim0
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        Barring mitrovic though those players can score points for fun even without penalties

      2. Zim0
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        And new handball rules will cause more penalties this time. 5-6 more for each time i think.

        1. Zim0
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 28 days ago

          Team*

          1. All about the galacticos
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 28 days ago

            Currently

            martinez + 4m
            Saiss, keane, Lamptey, mithell, ferguson
            Salah, KDB, Bruno, Hamez
            Ings, Jimi, Mitro

            undecided on keane? can do James?

        2. All about the galacticos
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 28 days ago

          i'd expect each to get 5 per season just from penalties

  4. hazza44
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Hi guys,

    Thoughts on my WC team. Looks like a pretty template WC team. Unsure if I should try get TAA in or strengthen up the defence but downgrade a mid?

    Martinez
    Digne / Saiss / Lamptey /
    Salah / Son / De Bruyne / Rodriquez / Podence
    Werner/ DCL

    Nyland / Mitchell / Justin / Brewster. 0.6mil ITB

    Cheers lads

    1. kevchenko
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      If/when Brewster moves, this will look like my team.

      Until then I'm having an additional 'big hitter' striker.

      I also don't like being without TAA, as he'll get more points than any other defender and probably more than 95% of midfielders.

    2. The Mandalorian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      I'd have VVD instead of Digne covers the TTA Cs that will drop your rank

    3. Shineonme
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Nice team

  5. Maddamotha
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Emi Martínez saves a pen, and now he's the best keeper. Even tho they face Liverpool and Leicester in their next 3.. Lol

    1. Tempestic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      A keeper is for the next 20 not the next 3

      1. All about the galacticos
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        id argue for the season (barring injury), had pope gw1 and didn't switch last season

    2. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Can’t quite believe my eyes when I see him as a set and forget in WC teams. How has a team’s defence improved if they’ve only played 2 games?! Impossible to judge

      1. Tempestic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        1 game actually

        Look at their post lockdown form tho, they looked a lot more solid

      2. The Train Driver
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        They improved post lock down, a few more games played than just 2 since then.

    3. Weasel Boy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Yup

    4. Weasel Boy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Who is your keeper?

    5. kevchenko
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      It's about him upgrading their defence, and as you (should) know, 4.5m keepers from teams that aren't top half can do very well.

      He's a really good keeper, and will make saves, should get bonus etc.

      Who is a better 4.5m option? They're all similar, the penalty save is a bit of a red herring, but it's hardly a negative!

      1. The Train Driver
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        Can't even see a better 5m options, maybe Mendy when he gets starting...

      2. Ser Davos
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        I was honestly looking at getting Martinez even though he blanked and hadn't signed

        At that price you want an all action stopper and he's just that. Villa defence should be far more functional than the promoted sides and Soton

        The only other competitor is Ryan, but you've got Lamptey, Dunk (5 I know) and Webster as great alternatives and they're certainly not justified in doubling up on

        At 5, it's Guaita. Mendy could be a waste of Chelsea spot tbh

    6. Maddamotha
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      He might be a good choice, but it seems like chasing points to me.
      Would he be in the scoutpicks if he didnt save that pen? Probably not. And that's what I'm reacting to.

      It was the same thing gameweek 1, people who went with Mane over Salah were stressing, thinking they made a mistake, only for Mane to score 2 the next game.

  6. Dynamic Duos
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Really want Reece, but is it worth the -4 for Egan and bench Davies?

    1. The Mandalorian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Only if you think reece gets points to cover the hit

    2. I'M 2 OLD FOR THIS HIT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Davies on the field and wait for one week to get James.

    3. All about the galacticos
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      if you have another playing defender just play them

  7. DagheMunegu
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Would you WC this ? Kind of scared taking Raz instead of KDB

    McCarthy
    TAA Saiss KWP
    Salah Raz Son Barnes
    Martial DCL Adams

    Button Lamptey Mitchell Bissouma

    1. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      This is a very good team. No chance you need to WC. Everyone seems obsessed with hitting the wc, absolutely no need for it.

    2. Shineonme
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      No just do martial to werner or jiminez

  8. The Mandalorian
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Spurs 5 goals was lucky, Jose's teams aren't set up to score lots of goals. Kane has strong record against Newcastle

    1. HashAttack
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Last 4 home games in the PL (Spurs v Newcastle)
      0-1 (Joelinton), 1-0 (Son), 1-0 (Kane), 1-2 (Dier / Mitrovic and Perez)

      1. The Mandalorian
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        Thanks bud, FPL family said Kane had the strong record

  9. Bolton’s Wanderers
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Is Auba to KDB/Sterling worth a -4 this week? Or save and do for free next week?

    Have double pool defence and know if their CS is wiped this weekend then Auba will have something to do with it!

  10. Worsle90
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    How's this looking?

    McCarthy
    TAA, Doherty, Bellerin
    KDB, Son, Bruno, Podence, Harrison
    Werner, Martial

    Nyland, Mitchell, Amartey, Brewster

    1. Shineonme
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      don't like martial. Cheaper and better options up front

  11. George Agdgdgwngo
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Semedo made only 4 assists last season, is he going to be such an fpl king?

    1. Tempestic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Now a RWB tho

    2. Dynamic Duos
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      I don't think so, surely in that Barcelona team if he was bombing forward he would have alot more assists

    3. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      He’s going from Messi to Podence, so yeah he won’t be an fpl king imo

    4. kevchenko
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      King might be a stretch, but he'll surely be able to match what Doherty did for them?

      I can see why people would take the chance.

      You would think he'd have passed 3 feet to Messi ahead of him, ready for Messi to dribble past half the team on his own and slot it in more than 4 times though :p haha

    5. The Mandalorian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Barcelona didn't have Podence.

  12. ResultatFar
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Not seen a single draft with Kane, Werner and Jimenez on top - is it too heavy in attack?

    1. Weasel Boy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      bingo

      1. ResultatFar
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        Bingo as in "what a good idea" or as in "way too heavy"?

        1. Weasel Boy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 28 days ago

          Heavy

    2. kevchenko
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      DCL is just impossible not to have in the 3 isn't he?
      He's better than any 7.2 midfielder?

      1. ResultatFar
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        I am not so sure, personally, I think James covers Everton pretty well and I would love going into the next few weeks with all three above mentioned

        1. kevchenko
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 28 days ago

          If James Rodriguez does well though, who is he setting up? 1 of only 2 men...

          I'm not sure he'll 'cover' as loads of people will have the double ups?

          Werner is the biggest risk, but potentially high reward.

          I don't like Kane to be honest but can't deny his potential.

          Jimenez is like DCL for me, I can't see myself making a team without him.

          I actually have Jesus over Werner at the moment, I think while Aguero is out he'll be absolutely fine and is fixture proof - much less of a gamble than Werner (although he's looked decent, how many shots has he actually had in the box? 1?)

    3. All about the galacticos
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      too top heavy, compromises mid and defence

  13. Nightrain_
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Anybody going brave with triple CHE this week ?

    They have a good run from GW3 to GW11 with a bumpy road against mun and TOT (which they capable of scoring too) and with the new keeper Mendy in, this should be good for James but I wonder if he's really nailed in the long run ?

    with Havertz hattrick to boost his confidence and Werner's due goals, should be great pick against a leaky WBA with a weak left back ?

    next week could do Werner to Jesus (or Havertz to Barnes) and continue with 2 CHE

    Thoughts ?

    1. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Keep Werner, but watch Havertz this game vs WBA. Hopefully he’ll play at cam so we can see what he’s really like

    2. Shineonme
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      WBA 0-5 chelsea

  14. Tinfoil Deathstar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Played my WC this week. Pretty set on the rest of the team, but third striker slot very much undecided on.

    Jesus, Werner, or Martial? Answers on a postcard...

    1. Werner Bremen
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Werner

    2. ResultatFar
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Werner or Martial for me. Werner because of fixtures and he can easily be downgraded to Ings or Jimenez later on

    3. Goonsquad245
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Definitely not martial.

      Close between the other two

    4. Shineonme
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      werner

    5. All about the galacticos
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      for just one week werner.
      for a few weeks jesus.
      martial wait and see

  15. Miguel Sanchez
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Who do you think scores better vs Brighton?

    A) Martial
    B) Bruno

    1. Dynamic Duos
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      B

    2. Werner Bremen
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      B

    3. Dynamic Duos
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Bruno got 2 goals last time from open play

    4. Party time
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Tony 😉

    5. wulfranian
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      a

    6. Russell
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      2 points each, Ole gone by Nov!

    7. All about the galacticos
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      bruno away. martial at home

  16. Werner Bremen
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    How does the captain poll look? I have problems with the site as it seems.

    1. Weasel Boy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Mo idea.
      Having same issue

  17. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Lots of talk about Podence rotation.

    It's certainly a concern, but looking at those fixtures it looks well worth it to me. Neto only had 8 starts all season, that's not the sort of threat I'm greatly worried about at all. At 5.5, playing in Wolves' increasingly offensive playstyle and in decent form, I'm more than willing to take the risk on Podencinho.

    1. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 28 days ago

      *8 starts in PL

    2. kevchenko
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Correcto.

  18. S.Kuqi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Template wildcard but easy route to get Jimenez/Jesus and Pulisic in.

    Martinez (Forster)
    Robbo-Chilwell-Saiss (Lamptey, Mitchell)
    Salah-Kdb-Son-Foden-Podence
    Werner-Dcl (Davis)

    1. xHaTr
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Would rather have Jimenez straight off than Son

      1. S.Kuqi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        Thats my other option. Jimenez instead of Son

    2. Shineonme
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      You got to try and get jiminez is soon.

  19. Dynamic Duos
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Reguilon injured?

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      That's me in the corner, that's me in the spotlight, losing my...

      1. Seanigula
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        That was good

  20. Shark Team
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Castagne
    Saiss Semedo
    Chilwell R.James
    Reguilon

    It will be very difficult for me to choose only one of them next gw and hold him for long term...
    Which are you favourite 2?

    1. S.Kuqi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Chilwell and Semedo

      1. Shark Team
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        Yes surely who would you buy next gw? And who gw 6?

    2. ResultatFar
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Saiss and R. James seems so be the popular picks around

      1. Shark Team
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        Yes they were great picks to start the season but uncertainty over future

    3. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      If I could have any two it would probably be Castagne and Semedo but I have James Saiss

      1. Shark Team
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        Castagne? He is surely great but I'm worried if he can keep returning in this pace, basically attacking returns because Leicester's defence seems vulnerable.

    4. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Semedo the clear favorite by far to me, then it's Chillwell - Chelsea fullbacks love to attack. Reguilon more enticing if Skriniar signs.

      1. Shark Team
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        Yeah Semedo will be like Doherty I think and Chilwell also great player. Those two seem to be the best

  21. Steve-ooo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Take a -4 hit, out: C Wilson & TAA, in: Jimenez & James?

  22. DannyDrinkVodka
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Is Havertz enough to cover Chelsea?

    1. ResultatFar
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      If he plays more than 45 min, yes

    2. Shineonme
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Probably won't get full min.

  23. LDNGooner
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Who's people captaining this GW?

      1. S.Kuqi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        Probably Kdb

      2. Werner Bremen
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        Salah or Werner

      3. Shineonme
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        Salah werner or son. Favoring towards Salah

      4. All about the galacticos
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        kdb

    • S.Kuqi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Any wildcarder going without Son? If yes, whats the reasoning?

      1. xHaTr
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        Yup. Dont think Im alone.

        Its points chasing, simple as.

        All of Jimenez, Werner, Salah, Trent, KDB, Sterling are better picks long term

        1. El Magico5
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 28 days ago

          The point of the game is to chase the points.......

      2. ResultatFar
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        I'm going with Kane instead. I have a feeling Son will play wide again very soon and then he's not value imo

      3. grumpyman
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        Yep, no Son for me. He'll get plenty of points but last game week was an outlier of a result IMO.

        1. Bobby Digital
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 28 days ago

          Hat trick vs Newcastle on the cards

      4. Ser Davos
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        May bring him in after mun

        Watching the EVE game again it was night and day compared with the Soton sh*t show. Understandable people watched that and sold tbh

      5. St. Stephen XI
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 28 days ago

        Ask yourself whether you think he's really going to score 140 goals this season. It's one game and it doesn't fundamentally change who Son is or who Tottenham are.

        If you didn't have him in your opening day roster, what made him so special now?

        1. S.Kuqi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 28 days ago

          Thanks. I'm just tempted of Spurs fixtures. But you made a good point

      6. Herman Toothrot
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        Spurs had 8 touches in the penalty area vs Saints

        Saints gifted them the goals with their high line

        Son will be hugging the touchline as per for weeks to come

      7. All about the galacticos
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        an awkward price point.
        I've looked at it myself with son, you'll have two players that you are not 100% happy with.
        If you pick up a hamez, or 6.5-7.5m mid, the team looks more balanced.

      8. WHUFCSmith23
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 28 days ago

        Europe League plus Tottenham looked very average going forward for 2 and half games (including Plovdiv game).

        The second half against Southampton who were coming off back to back losses is papering over the cracks for me.

        Son is a brilliant player but Tottenham as a team dont look great long term for me.

    • Sulley
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Hi guys, admitted defeat and using WC. Which below do you think better? Any other ideas to improve?

      A:
      McCarthy / Button (could jump on Martinez bandwagon)
      TAA James Taylor Lamptey Mitchell
      Son Salah KDB Foden Podence
      Werner DCL Davis

      B:
      Same back 7 +
      Burke Salah KDB Foden Podence
      Jesus Werner Wood

      C:
      Same back 7 +
      Rodriguez Salah KDB Foden Podence
      DCL Werner Mitro/Watkins

      Thoughts appreciated?

      1. hazza44
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        I prefer A as its pretty much the same as my team. I would change McCarthy to Martinez though

        1. Sulley
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          3 months, 28 days ago

          Thanks, don't really like carrying a 4.5 striker who doesn't start but only way to get Son in the midfield

    • Werner Bremen
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Who is your captain? Mine is either Salah or Werner for a punt.

      1. Bobby Digital
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        Werner atm with KDB vc

    • The Yorkshire Pirlo
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Thoughts? 1.4 ITB

      Martinez
      Semedo/Saiss/James
      Son/Sterling/KDB/Foden/Hamez
      Jimenez/DCL

      Steer/Lamptey/Mitchell/Brewster

      1. hazza44
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        Semedo to VVD/Digne.

    • Bavarian
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      WC Final Version...

      Martinez (Steer)
      VVD-Taylor-Saiss (Lamptey-Mitchell)
      Salah-KDB-Son-Havertz (Burke)
      Jimenez-DCL-Mitrovic

      0.0 itb

      1. Bobby Digital
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        Nice team

        1. Bavarian
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 28 days ago

          Thanks mate

    • St. Stephen XI
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 28 days ago

      I gotta admit that a ton of comments here remind me of a cat chasing a laser pointer. Three days ago the villagers were out with torches and pitchforks screaming for Havertz's head on a stake. After rolling Barnsley over, he's all of a sudden prominently featured in the "should I wildcard to get him in?" conversations.

      It's a long season. Early results ave overblown in importance because it's all you have to look at.

      1. Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 28 days ago

        Great analogy, it's absolute madness

    • Gromit
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      WC team - thoughts for errors?

      Martinez (Ryan)
      TAA Saiss Taylor (Lamptey Mitchell)
      KDB Sterling Son Podence (Bissouma)
      Wood DCL Jimi

      Thinking of alternating KDB/Sterling (c) for home (KDB) and easy away (Sterling) games