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Fernandes and Rashford deliver but Man United still far from their FPL best

BRIGHTON 2-3 MAN UNITED

  • Goals: Neal Maupay (£6.5m), Solly March (£5.0m) | Lewis Dunk (£5.0m) own goal, Marcus Rashford (£9.5m), Bruno Fernandes (£10.5m)
  • Assists: Tariq Lamptey (£4.6m), Alireza Jahanbakhsh (£5.5m) | Nemanja Matic (£5.0m), Fernandes, Harry Maguire (£5.5m)
  • Bonus points: Fernandes x3, Maupay x2, March x1

Important Fantasy Premier League hauls for Bruno Fernandes (£10.5m) and Marcus Rashford (£9.5m) papered over the cracks of yet another poor performance for Manchester United in Gameweek 3.

The Red Devils were comfortably second best at Brighton on Saturday lunch-time and somehow managed to leave the Amex Stadium with all three points.

They won the pulsating encounter thanks to one of the most dramatic climaxes to a Premier League match in recent history. Fernandes scored a penalty awarded beyond the referee’s full-time whistle, after Solly March (£5.0m) thought he had rescued a deserved point for Brighton.

It was the hosts, who hit the woodwork five times in Gameweek 3, who arguably emerged from this with more Fantasy appeal for the coming weeks as Neal Maupay (£6.5m) added his fourth attacking return of the campaign, March had a wealth of chances prior to his late goal and Leandro Trossard (£6.0m) hit the bar after delivering in each of his two previous outings.

It is, admittedly, a trip to in-form Everton up next, although Carlo Ancelotti’s men have only kept one clean sheet so far and conceded three goals across their first three matches – so there is every reason to believe the Seagulls can cause trouble at Goodison Park.

Meanwhile, Fernandes – who concerned his owners with another poor game – thundered home the penalty and suddenly found himself with a goal, assist and involvement in two more. Despite the relative mediocre display, he ended proceedings with 12 points.

“I’m very happy for Marcus to get that goal. He was just a couple of inches offside on a counter-attack we had, with a great cross from Mason [Greenwood]. We did see some moments that we didn’t see last week. We’re getting a little bit better but I think we need to admit sometimes you get away with one, and today we probably didn’t deserve more than one point.” – Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

The 90 minutes were swamped with goals, disallowed strikes, shaken goalposts, overturned penalties and a ‘Panenka’ spot kick. Booked in the first half, the Portuguese playmaker then fouled Tariq Lamptey (£4.6m) and it was Maupay who cheekily dinked the penalty down the middle to put Brighton 1-0 up.

Soon after, in the 43rd minute, Fernandes hammered a free kick to the far post, which led to a goal initially awarded to Harry Maguire (£5.5m), assisted by Nemanja Matic (£5.0m) but later given as a Lewis Dunk (£5.0m) own goal.

VAR also overruled a Brighton penalty early into the second half, given against Paul Pogba (£8.0m) for catching Aaron Connolly (£5.5m) as he chased a March pass. A hectic resumption saw a second Man United goal ruled out, before Rashford scored a wonderful strike after being fed down the left channel by Fernandes. The 22-year-old cut inside and sent poor Ben White (£4.5m) flying with two dummies, before eventually finishing with his left foot.

After Fernandes advised FPL managers to “choose Anthony Martial (£9.0m) because I will give a lot of passes to him”, the Frenchman’s owners will be disappointed to see Rashford get this through ball as Martial toiled in another game without attacking returns. It will be difficult for managers to stick with him when there are so many attractive options up front, such as Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£7.3m), Raul Jimenez (£8.5m) and Danny Ings (£8.4m).

“We tried to press but they’ve got really good ball players at the back. When we were low, you can see we don’t have the legs or sharpness still. But we’ll get there.” – Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Rashford’s goal stated his case for being selected as the Manchester United option, as did netting one of the disallowed strikes. Re-classified as a midfielder this time, Rashford may be just short of penalty-taking responsibilities but he would have claimed an extra 26 goal and clean sheet points if he was in midfield last season.

He may even get the occasional spot-kick, although Fernandes’ recent quote saying: “If someone comes to me to ask to take a penalty, I will not fight every time. I can easily say ‘You take it’”, already looks outdated after this match. That is now five consecutive away league wins, although they face Tottenham, Chelsea and Arsenal amongst their difficult next four outings.

Mason Greenwood (£7.5m) returned to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s starting line-up after being benched for last Saturday’s shock 3-1 home defeat to Crystal Palace. He was in great form during Project Restart and ended last season with ten goals, although vastly outnumbering his xG (expected goals) total of 2.91 could be interpreted in different ways. Is he a fantastic finisher, or was it a fluke?

However, if they fail to sign Jadon Sancho or anyone else in his position, Greenwood could end up being the best way to squeeze in some Manchester United coverage. He scored the other disallowed goal and looked bright, until being replaced late on.

“I thought we had scored with the last kick of the game. I don’t know where the extra time in added time came from, but we’re bitterly disappointed to concede in the way that we have because it’s a cruel blow after what was a good performance from us.” – Graham Potter

Brighton were the better, more progressive team of the first half and would have been comfortably ahead had it not been for the frame of David de Gea’s (£5.5m) goal. Trossard was twice denied by the post after being given the ball by Steven Alzate (£4.5m), becoming the first Premier League player to hit the woodwork twice in one game since Ings in January. He made it a hat-trick late on, thumping a left-footed shot off the crossbar.

It wasn’t just him. Adam Webster’s (£4.5m) looping header landed onto the bar, with March agonisingly hitting the post after the break. No team struck the woodwork more than three times in a match last year – the desperately unlucky Brighton did it five times here. Perhaps Graham Potter will want to check that the goal’s height was correct, as Spurs did on Thursday night.

Trossard was fantastic again. The Belgian scored against Chelsea on the opening day and assisted during Brighton’s convincing 3-0 win at Newcastle. He delivered five goals and five assists last season but head coach Graham Potter often rotated him, removing him from Fantasy radars. Yet he has played the full 90 minutes of all three matches so far – once their fixtures improve, he could be a very interesting option.

Up next for the Seagulls is trips to Everton and Crystal Palace, before hosting West Brom and travelling to Spurs. Regardless of opponent, the exciting Lamptey will be a good player to own. The pacy right wing-back turns 19 on Wednesday and bagged his third assist from three games, two of which have come from winning penalties. This follows his man of the match display at Newcastle, although that 57th minute withdrawal means he is still without a clean sheet. Mathew Ryan (£4.5m) remains a solid option in goal based on a balance of save and clean sheet potential.

BRIGHTON AND HOVE ALBION XI (3-4-3): Ryan; Dunk, Webster, White; Lamptey, Lallana (Gross 75’), Alzate, March; Connolly (Jahanbakhsh 75’), Trossard, Maupay

MANCHESTER UNITED XI (4-2-3-1): De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw; Matic, Pogba (Fred 65’); Greenwood (Bailly 83’), Fernandes, Rashford; Martial (van de Beek 90’).

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2,236 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Holmes
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Perks of having poor bench, no bench points!

    Damn it, 12pts on bench...

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Who was that?

      1. Holmes
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        McCarthy and Walker Pieters

        1. Dr. Rog
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Hi bet you played them the first 2 weeks as well... thats rough

          1. Holmes
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            Played in first week, will play vs WBA and watch them concede 😆

    2. Dr. Rog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Pereira?

  2. Miguel Sanchez
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Bench one:

    A) Digne (BHA)
    B) James (CPA)
    C) Justin (WHU)
    D) Grealish (LIV)

    1. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Grealish

    2. Over Midwicket
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      D

    3. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      C

    4. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Might want to wait for this weeks game to conclude mate

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Don’t be silly

    5. Trophé Mourinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Pulled towards C

    6. Amey
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      B

      Palace will surely score vs THAT backline 🙂

  3. BNMC
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Harrison can't play vs City right?

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Correct

  4. Trophé Mourinho
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 6 days ago

    any chnages you'd make? 1ft, 2.5 itb

    Guaita
    Saiss - KWP - Digne
    KDB - Zaha - Bruno - Son
    Wood - DCL - Jimi
    Nyland, Lamptey, Elneny, Ferguson

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Think you can save there

    2. DAZZ
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Bruno > Salah

    3. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Maybe Son to Sterling?

    4. Dr. Rog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Salah

    5. Over Midwicket
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Bruno to Raz

    6. Trophé Mourinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Thanks guys, hmm wasn’t even considering a son move, but not a bad idea. Thought You’d say wood to Ings!

    7. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Son to Sterling easy transfer

    8. St Pauli Walnuts
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Wood to Ings would interest me

  5. Galza
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Johnstone
    Robbo / Digne / Ward
    Auba / Sterling / Rashford / Pereira
    Werner / Wilson / Mitrovic

    Button / Soucek / Ferguson / Struijk

    What do you recommend with my FT?

    I quite fancy Werner > Rich, with him on pens.

    1. The 12th Man
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Richarlison is an option. I’d be tempted to save.

      1. Galza
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        I’m not going to rush my decision.
        I’m just getting a bit fed up of Werner

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Prefer Ings or Jimenez before Richarlison

      1. Galza
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        I’ll be watching Jiménez very closely.
        They do have some nice fixtures.

    3. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Wilson and Werner to Jimenez and Dominic?

      1. RamaJama
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Good move!

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

        I’d quite like to keep hold of Wilson.
        His fixture run coming up is very good.

        1. St Pauli Walnuts
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          No way he matches either of those two, regardless of the fixtures.

  6. BNMC
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Barrel scrape time, which one would you start?

    Saka (SHU)
    ASM (BUR)
    Dallas (MCI)

    1. Captain Vantastic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Saka

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      ASM if fit

    3. Over Midwicket
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      None will start or get more than 0 points surely

  7. Captain Vantastic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    DCL Jiminez or Ings.

    Who to get in first?

    1. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Ings

    2. Over Midwicket
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Ings for WBA but the other two are better value picks I'll

      1. Over Midwicket
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Imo*

    3. Teomi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Everton not so great fixtures, so i would say jimi

    4. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Jimmy

  8. Over Midwicket
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    What are Zaha owners doing? Obviously he was a long term pick and could haul against the high (and weak) line of Chelsea next week.

    Barnes (WHU, AVL) is tempting though.. Insane stats, form and memories of his 19 pointer at home last season..

    1. mynameisq
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Keeping, he won't score every game but his fixture run is very good and he is potentially keeping penalties. Everton are just a good team in form

    2. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Get Townsend and save 1 m

      1. Christina.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        or Trossard. He could have had 3 goals yesterday

    3. Trophé Mourinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Keeping for another 2 or 3

    4. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Palace away against a top 6 team, they will be scoring 1 goal max

      1. mynameisq
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Man utd game gone from memory already?

        1. Pukki Blinders
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 5 days ago

          Yup as a United fan I tried to erase that real quick. I stand corrected

  9. mrtapio
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Got so many players I want in mye team; Zaha, Foden, Klich, Trossard, Ings, DCL, Bamford.

    But I'm happy with my team for next GW, so not sure wich FT I should do, any suggestions? Bit worried about team value and price changes.

    McCarthy
    TAA l Robbo l James l Justin
    Mané l Son l Fernandes l Barnes
    Werner l Adams
    Davis, Bissouma, Ferguson
    1FT, 0.6m ITB, WC intact, OR: 2mill

    1. Dr. Rog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Order them by priority it will clear things up in your head.

      My opinion on those names is dcl > foden > trossard > ings. The rest I view as traps.

      1. mrtapio
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Thanks! DCL and Trossard looking good!

    2. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Hold or maybe Werner to jimi, I think with all the good players we will have to get used to that feeling

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

      I did Werner to jimi last night before the price moves. Given you missed that keep an eye on fplstatistics and you can potentially wait now for more games in case of an injury.

      1. mrtapio
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Don't feel comfortable doing Werner to Jimi befor Crystal Palace at home for Chelsea..

  10. Christina.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Told AZ he needs to WC.

    1. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Tell me if this needs WC?

      McCarthy
      Trent, Van Dijk, Boly
      Kevin, Barnes, Wardy, Podence
      Kane, Jimenez, Dominic

      1. Trophé Mourinho
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Nah

      2. Christina.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Dont think so. Who is Wardy?

        1. mynameisq
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          Ward prose maybe?

          1. Christina.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            aah. Not mad about him.

        2. Holmes
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          Ward Prowse

      3. OneMan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Looks good mate. Like that strike force and defence, very much. Could always look at replacing Wardy, Barnes and McCarthy in the coming weeks.

    2. Amey
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      How about me ??

      Johnstone Button
      Taa VVD Saiss Taylor KWP
      Salah KDB Harrison Soucek Bissouma
      Martial Werner Mitro

      1. Amey
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        If i do go cheap on Defense and all out freaking Attack !!

  11. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Damn Wilson down in price last night, hopefully goes back up again after today’s game 😎

  12. Harry Ball Bag™⚽⚽…
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Should I use my wildcard?

    Current team below

    Johnstone / button

    Trent / Davies / Mitchell / Taylor / KWP

    Sterling / James Rod / auba / ASM / Burke

    Martial / werner / mitro

    0.4 in the bank

    1. Blzbobuk
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      If you are asking now you missed yesterday’s price moves which weren’t good for you, so wait until today’s games are played before deciding. Next gameweek is 14 days and post transfer window so best to wait if you can.

    2. Dr. Rog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      How many transfers must you make, and how many would you like to make?

      I’d say 1 and many. I’d make that 1 and then probably wait until the international break to wildcard now.

      1. Harry Ball Bag™⚽⚽…
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Good point I’ll ship werner and hang on till the break

        1. Dr. Rog
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          lol i was referring to Davies

  13. HurriKane
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Anyone not owning Jimenez for next 6 gws?

    FUL lee NEW CPL lei SOT

    Feel like if you ignore him for this run you will never own him this season

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      With lots on Jimenez and Saiss what is the best third Wolves spot?

      Semedo or Podence

      1. Dr. Rog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        I went with Semedo due to doubts over nailedness, and lack of clinical end product.

      2. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Went with Semedo. Wolves defense is the value not the attack.

        1. St Pauli Walnuts
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          Nuno has stated that Wolves will try to be more attacking this year, potentially that will swing the balance in where the value is.

    2. mynameisq
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      You can cope without him easily though, never explodes and can blank for 3 and even 4 games sometimes. Not a reliable captain especially Vs easy teams

      I own him but yeah, will leave him in for that run but not expecting crazy returns

      1. Amey
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        One thing to look out is Nuno saying he wants to play more expansive game now.

        I'm going to watch WHU Wolves game carefully now.

        If they are making more risky passes than sideways he can be a real deal this season.

        1. mynameisq
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          Good shout, have actually noticed this already and also Jimenez not being run into the ground with a million fixtures should also keep him and the team fresh

          1. Amey
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            Yup.
            It's like a no brainer ... 🙂

        2. St Pauli Walnuts
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          My thoughts entirely.

  14. mynameisq
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    This game can be brutal, I can totally understand people shipping Werner and Martial but I genuinely do think both will be in the points next week **

    * I own neither
    * Based on nothing other than knowing quality players can just click

    1. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      fpl is all about timing

      1. mynameisq
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Yup, and keeping your nerve. Hardest thing on a wc this week was to back myself that Werner hadn't impressed me that much, sure he's looked sharp but also lightweight and mentally weak but on here he was being talked about as if he's a proven Kun or something

        1. Christina.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          yeah, I have not owned him this year at all.

        2. Blzbobuk
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          I was more Chelsea scored lots of goals and when all fit will score more - do I want a nailed quality centre forward in that team yes. It’s the positional change/Abraham start that made me hit transfer. Burnt by schevchenko and I don’t seem to have learnt to wait and see.

          1. mynameisq
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            Totally understandable transfer, I'll be looking at Werner more when Puli and Ziyech are back but even then havertz might be the shout

    2. Amey
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      I an one of them ...
      Avoiding DCL hasn't gone well for me.

      I was all on Pulisic. Had he not got injured again things could have been different 🙁

      I'm at 3m OR now. It's WC time now 😛

      1. mynameisq
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Your season begins now then! Good luck

        1. Amey
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          Yup.
          Thanks mate.
          Same to you.

          7 players with © to go this GW so hopefully i can reach to 1.5m this GW and then take it from there

    3. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 5 days ago

      As a United fan I’ve lost patience with Martial, easy move to Jimi... comparing fixtures it’s no contest really

      1. mynameisq
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        It's sensible for sure, and I'd do the same it's just one of those weird ones where martial could easily bag and Jim can easily blank

    4. Hakim Ziyech
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 5 days ago

      At this point Idgaf & I am shipping every single dead wood outta my team.

      I think there are other strikers that offer better value for money than Martial & Werner

  15. skodaole2
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Did Watkins -> Jimenez for free last night.

    A) Son -> KDB (-4)
    B) Mitrovic -> Lacazette (-4)
    C) Pereira -> Willian (-4)
    D) Something else for a hit
    E) No hits, gtg

    McCarthy
    Reece J. Justin Castagne
    Son Salah Pereira James R.
    Kane Mitrovic Jimenez

    Martinez Dier Reed Targett, 2.6 itb

    1. kempc23
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      The only one I would consider is KDB in for a hit, but even that I think I would wait and do for free.

    2. OneMan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      I would leave Son. Maybe till fixtures change.

      Mit to Ings or DCL would be tempting tho.

    3. Dr. Rog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      dont like any of those proposed transfers.
      like the kane pick, you might as well go double spuds and bet on them with the fixtures.

    4. St Pauli Walnuts
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      B and C would be crazy for hits. Hold and probably do A for free when you can, you need a City player and don't need double Spurs. I'd rather have Son over Kane best on price but that would be harder for you to do.

    5. skodaole2
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Thanks people, I will probably stick to that team since double Spurs vs United couldn’t be that bad with their defence and they have good fixtures ahead. Maybe will try to get a MCI player later

  16. kempc23
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Werner, Havertz and Doherty to Salah, DCL and Saiss for -4?

    1. Amey
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Hell Yeah

    2. Hakim Ziyech
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Yes

    3. St Pauli Walnuts
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      That's a great mini WC right there! What hits are made for.

  17. Hakim Ziyech
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Is this strike force good enough for a long term investment?

    Dcl, Maupay, Jimmy

    Also kdb/ sterling if you could only have 1.

    Thanks Lads

    1. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      I like it.
      Make that call after today.
      Whats rest of team?
      Salah?

      1. Hakim Ziyech
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Martinez
        Trent, Castagne, Dallas, Mitchell, Saïss

        Salah, Kdb/Sterling, Son, Klich, Reed

        Dcl, Maupay, Jimmy

        This is what I’m looking at for the long run then maybe Hakim would come in when Chelsea find their rhythm

        1. Amey
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          If you don't get Hakim once he's fit, i will have no faith in humanity !! 😀

          1. Hakim Ziyech
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 5 days ago

            😆

      2. Hakim Ziyech
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Thanks

    2. kempc23
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Im not sure about Maupay. He looks good, but can he keep it up?

      KDB for me. Just for practially guaranteed starts.

      1. Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Nothings guaranteed under Pep

      2. Hakim Ziyech
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Thanks. Maupay underperformed last season, his stats were good, pen duty less of a rotation risk now & I love what he did to Utd fans yesterday 😆

        I think I will go with Kdb, He is the main force in City’s attack

    3. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Yep plenty of value in cheap forwards

      1. Hakim Ziyech
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Exactly

        Thanks buddy

    4. Amey
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      I'm leaning towards that bro.

      Like Mitro more than Maupy atm but that's easy switch

      1. Hakim Ziyech
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Thanks.

        Brighton play better than fulham & I think Maupay will outscore Mitrovic this season

        1. Amey
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          Thanks.
          Will look into it myself.

          Thankfully Mitro is playing today too 🙂

    5. Blzbobuk
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Depends what you mean by investment ie my wildcard or is it worth 12 points. I would be happy with that front line. Kdb is on pens and you can even get pens after the game has ended now and may have moved forward hence should get more points than last year. Sterling is a fine choice and could score more in bursts so if you like feast and famine rather than steady points he is a good differential but not for me.

      1. Hakim Ziyech
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 5 days ago

        It is not my wildcard but I love to take hits at this stage of the season than later since I won’t take hits at that stage.

        I am also leaning towards Kdb. Thanks buddy

    6. St Pauli Walnuts
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Not very sexy but looks great for returns.

      KDB, no reason he should regress in open play returns and then add pens to that. Also, if he gets that AM role more regularly this season the hauls will coming thick and fast.

  18. DAZZ
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Has anyone seen Succession? just started season 1, heard good things

    1. Amey
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Action ?

      1. DAZZ
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        No bro Comedy-drama

        1. Amey
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          Thanks.
          I'll pass this then 😀

          I am in search of a good action series. Had a long week so want to chill a bit today afternoon ...

    2. Dr. Rog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      didnt he play for watford?

      1. St Pauli Walnuts
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        You deserve more than you got for that. Well played.

  19. Pukki Blinders
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 5 days ago

    What have they done to the mobile version of this site? Is anyone else’s screen extremely zoomed out or am I the only one?

    1. Blzbobuk
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      The captain poll is the thing that seems the most broken

  20. Miguel Sanchez
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Trossard looks very interesting and is right at the top of my watchlist

    1. Amey
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Is he on pens ?
      😕

      Disgusting question i know as he's not. But it's all about pens now a days sadly mate 🙁

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        I think the penalties will settle down eventually and am only looking to Trossard from
        around GW6. Would be a replacement for Grealish who could well be on pens at Villa.

        Have 5 now in my team

        1. Amey
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          Good 😀
          5 is good ...

      2. Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 5 days ago

        That’s a bit silly, can’t rule out a player who was 3 inches off a hattrick because he doesn’t have pens

        1. Amey
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          He lacks composure in front of goal.
          I like him as a player. Have watched him a lot.

          My comments above was half dramatic but it's not silly to pick Maupay instead of him purely for Pens. And i mean it this time 😉

          1. Pukki Blinders
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 5 days ago

            Can’t pick Maupay, he makes me sick and I enjoyed what he got yesterday... my forward line is stacked at the minute but I think Tross being a 6.0 helps his cause considering lack of good options in that bracket

            1. Amey
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 5 days ago

              Klich is only one stands out right now ...

              Going big in mid & slightly cheap in attack is the way to go. I learnt that the hard way 🙁

    2. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 5 days ago

      I’m hoping he stays under the radar, want to get him in once I put out other fires in my team

    3. St Pauli Walnuts
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Yes, he's always passed the eye test and it was just naildness that was the problem. Arguably been the best player in the league thus far.

  21. FPLJim
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Any suggestions for GW4? Debating WC, but only want to make 3 changes - Dier out, Sucek out, Werner out.

    McCarthy Steer (B1)
    KWP TAA Dier Saiss Mitchell (B2)
    Salah Sterling Bruno Podence Sucek
    Werner Adams Brewster (B3)

    Cheers

    1. Van der Faart
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Werner to Jimenez/DCL to free up some cash to upgrade the other two.

    2. St Pauli Walnuts
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      If they are all you want to do it would be a waste. Also, Soucek is still the best value player at the 5 mark and great 1st sub option. He's looked threatening when I've watched him this season, gets in the box a fair bit. I got rid on WC but will be in my thoughts again when their fixtures turn.

      Just sort your strike force out for now, Ings and/or Jimi in.

    3. skodaole2
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Dier is not a priority since you have 3 defenders to field now. I d say Soucek you can keep as well but if you want to get rid i d say sth like Werner + Soucek for Ings + Pereira. However I d wait for Podence news first since there is an injury rumour. Definitely not WC, team is ready even without a transfer.

  22. tc93
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Best 4.0 (or 4.1) currently have michell but looking for the most nailed on pick

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      None is - stick with Mitchell and hope his form forces PVA out or on to LM

    2. FPLJim
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Jimmy Dunne at Burnley for another 1 or 2 weeks? At least until Tarkowski is fit , or they stop receiving bids for him...

      1. Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Dunne is officially Dunne as an option now, pretty sure Tarks is back this week

        1. FPLJim
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 5 days ago

          Ah OK - wasn't sure on the Tarks inj. Mitchell seems best bet then!

          1. Amey
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            Tark has 2/3 clubs behind him. Burnley are very eager to keep him.

    3. St Pauli Walnuts
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Mitchell for now but long term Ferguson looks most likely to nail a spot, Ward isn't great.

  23. Van der Faart
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    This seems like an easy switch straight off.

    Werner and Wilson to DCL and Jimenez (-4) and leaves me this set up for next week

    McCarthy
    TAA Holding Coady (Davies Dallas)
    KDB Son Salah Podence (Bissouma)
    Jimenez Adams DCL

    1. St Pauli Walnuts
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      GTG

  24. HollywoodXI
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Unpopular view. I think Werner will come good and score next week.

    1. St Pauli Walnuts
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Well it's going to happen at some point. He will be a great option at some stage of this season, better to have him then though and go with the players that are great options right now. All about timing.