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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. Peter Ouch
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    12 months, 2 days ago

    Werner still no drop and ings has dropped last week.
    This is a joke

    1. Stupendous
      • 9 Years
      12 months, 2 days ago

      It's absurd. Footballs gone and this game has gone.

      We will still play though

      1. Peter Ouch
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        12 months, 2 days ago

        Its so annoying cause I never had werner and I own ings.
        He is doing so well and i amphora 0.1 from a love I want to do and at the same time a player that has been sold from 1 million manager's in 2 weeks still enjoying the same price.

        Well at least I am sitting on 81k with my wildcard intact fpl towers

    2. SADIO SANÉ
      • 6 Years
      12 months, 2 days ago

      People prefer mediocre 60 meter sprinters over proper strikers like Ings and Jimenez, just how it is unfortunately

      1. mb1983
        • 1 Year
        12 months, 2 days ago

        Not sure why Werner started so heavily owned. Shiny new player more exciting than proven assets like Jimenez I guess!

        1. SADIO SANÉ
          • 6 Years
          12 months, 2 days ago

          He runs fast, that's why

          1. wm.s
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            12 months, 2 days ago

            They run like deer, jump like deer and think like deer.
            Charles Barkley

        2. Bushwhacker
          • 2 Years
          12 months, 2 days ago

          Because the Chelsea front line is absurd. Sadly two members of it are injured .

  2. Stupendous
    • 9 Years
    12 months, 2 days ago

    One last week for Werner?

    Feels scary dropping him before Palace at home.

    But Jimmy is calling and he has Fulham, form and cheaper!

    1. waldo666
      • 11 Years
      12 months, 2 days ago

      We held him for WBA for the same feeling, he was on his last chance for me, just shipped him for Jimenez then.

      1. Stupendous
        • 9 Years
        12 months, 2 days ago

        I'll wait until Jimmy has played tomorrow first mate

        1. waldo666
          • 11 Years
          12 months, 2 days ago

          That's fair and usually I would do the same. Had 2FTs though so decided to risk it.

    2. nerd_is_the_werd
      • 1 Year
      12 months, 2 days ago

      Three strikes and you're out? 🙂

    3. SADIO SANÉ
      • 6 Years
      12 months, 2 days ago

      Holy crap the delusion is real

    4. Werkself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      12 months, 2 days ago

      Would probably drop him if I had no other worries, but it's not worth a hit. Will give him another game and then most likely WC in GW5.

    5. All about the galacticos
      • 6 Years
      12 months, 2 days ago

      fool me once shame on you, fool me twice, fool me thrice...
      palace are a far better team than westbrom

    6. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      12 months, 2 days ago

      Had his chance, time to move on.

    7. Lingard’s Shin Guards
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      12 months, 2 days ago

      Why are you scared of Werner?

      1. Stupendous
        • 9 Years
        12 months, 2 days ago

        In case he gets his first P.L goal and it turns into a goal fest and he gets 3.

        Tbh I think I'm convincing myself it's sell time now anyway!

        1. Lingard’s Shin Guards
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          12 months, 2 days ago

          Too many ifs buts and maybes for Werner and no goal involvement against the worst defence in the league was the final straw

          Switching to Ings or Maupay

    8. mb1983
      • 1 Year
      12 months, 2 days ago

      I don't own him, but if I did I'd cut my losses and switch to Jimenez or Ings. You know what you're getting with Jimenez... yet Werner is more pricey and still isn't clear whether he'll come good at some point.

    9. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      12 months, 2 days ago

      Werners value is directly tied to Pulisic and Ziyech being fit. If they aren’t next week then ...

  3. Joyce1998
    • 5 Years
    12 months, 2 days ago

    right guys

    cwilson to neal maupay for free??

    yay or nay

    1. 007 [RoboKlopp]
      • 5 Years
      12 months, 2 days ago

      Yes

    2. Pariße
      • 6 Years
      12 months, 2 days ago

      Idk Wilson still seems like a good pick to me

    3. Clintymints
      • 12 Years
      12 months, 2 days ago

      No ASM = no Wilson

  4. Lingard’s Shin Guards
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    12 months, 2 days ago

    Werner with no goal involvement against the worst defence in the league is laughable

    Get out of my team

    1. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      12 months, 2 days ago

      Sums it up nicely. Your rage is palpable.

    2. Weilong7
      • 5 Years
      12 months, 2 days ago

      Hit the bar when harvertz squared it for him in the first half.. could have done better and got his first goal..

      Was hoping he got a share when Chelsea managed to level it but he got nth.. sigh

  5. Ragabolly
    • 11 Years
    12 months, 2 days ago

    Rises:
    Calvert-Lewin 7.4
    Jiménez 8.6
    Foden 6.6

    Falls:
    Özil 6.8
    Cédric 4.8
    Doherty 5.9
    Lanzini 6.4
    Gündogan 5.4
    Riedewald 4.4
    Mahrez 8.4
    Rodriguez 5.9
    B Silva 7.4
    Saka 5.3
    Livermore 4.9
    Grosicki 5.3
    Martial 8.9
    Albrighton 5.4
    Willian 8.0
    Zohore 4.9
    Pereira 4.9
    Mata 5.9
    Smalling 4.9
    Pogba 7.9
    Burn 4.4
    Lingard 5.9
    Stephens 4.9
    Ogbonna 4.9
    Henderson 5.4
    Yarmolenko 5.8
    Werner 9.4
    Stephens 4.4
    Wilson 6.4
    Fraser 5.9
    Onomah 4.9
    Bettinelli 4.4

    1. SADIO SANÉ
      • 6 Years
      12 months, 2 days ago

      Finally Jimenez gets the respect he deserves

      1. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        12 months, 2 days ago

        Just got him and foden 30 min ago

        Here we go!

        1. SADIO SANÉ
          • 6 Years
          12 months, 2 days ago

          Good lad

        2. Stupendous
          • 9 Years
          12 months, 2 days ago

          Right before they both potentially get hurt tomorrow?

          1. The Suspended One
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            12 months, 2 days ago

            No risk it

            No biscuit

            1. SADIO SANÉ
              • 6 Years
              12 months, 2 days ago

              Genuinely a good life rule, too many play the safe game and pay for it in the end

    2. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      12 months, 2 days ago

      Drops coming thick and fast this year

    3. Sleepless in Settle FPL
      • 10 Years
      12 months, 2 days ago

      Longest I've seen in 9 years 😀

      1. Albrightondknight
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        12 months, 2 days ago

        You pop a blue pill or what? 🙂

        1. Buck The Trent
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          12 months, 2 days ago

          Lol

      2. Wonderful Wizard Hazard
        • 7 Years
        12 months, 2 days ago

        That's what she said.

    4. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 12 Years
      12 months, 2 days ago

      Cheers 🙂

      1. Ragabolly
        • 11 Years
        12 months, 2 days ago

        Please edit it and make it look nicer 😀

        1. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 12 Years
          12 months, 2 days ago

          Editors are all asleep.

    5. waldo666
      • 11 Years
      12 months, 2 days ago

      Cheers Ragabolly. Even happier with Werner to Jimenez now.

    6. Lingard’s Shin Guards
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      12 months, 2 days ago

      Werner dropping when hes -54 on fpl stats

      Cool

      1. SADIO SANÉ
        • 6 Years
        12 months, 2 days ago

        -54 was taking into account the delusion - finally people are seeing the light, I'm so happy for them

        1. Lingard’s Shin Guards
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          12 months, 2 days ago

          I'm with u mate

          Werner > Ings or Maupay as soon as the gw is over

        2. The Suspended One
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          12 months, 2 days ago

          Feel some kinda way about this don’t you

          1. SADIO SANÉ
            • 6 Years
            12 months, 2 days ago

            True, bad form. I wouldn't usually care, but you take a controversial stance and people call you a clown, turns out you were right and everyone is suddenly silent - annoys me. No hate to Timo he will probably be okay, Jimenez might not be fast but he is better

            1. The Suspended One
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              12 months, 2 days ago

              😉

              Chelsea taking time to settle was obvious in retrospect, burnt a fair few though (myself included)

    7. fish&chips
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      12 months, 2 days ago

      Ugh thought I had a day for Werner. Was nowhere near on fplstats

    8. dark91
      • 5 Years
      12 months, 2 days ago

      Of course they make Werner drop once the GW has started. Shame on them or actually on me for keeping him on WC 😀

      1. jia you (The No BS League -…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        12 months, 2 days ago

        same, really regret going him over Jimmy on WC now but I'll probably give him the next two home games

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

          Should have stuck with ings here. Triple up on Chelsea hasn't started well although at least Havertz looked a bit better

    9. Ragabolly
      • 11 Years
      12 months, 2 days ago

      Any mod, please feel free to edit the post, to remove "Everton" and maybe remove new lines between fallers etc 🙂

      1. SADIO SANÉ
        • 6 Years
        12 months, 2 days ago

        Sort it out Raga! (you legend)

      2. G-Whizz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 4 Years
        12 months, 2 days ago

        I think when there are so many fallers, having one per line is just fine bruh 😉

    10. All about the galacticos
      • 6 Years
      12 months, 2 days ago

      quelle surprise, as I predicted a week ago on werner. Some in fpl towers have obviously hit their wildcard

      1. The Knights Template
        • 7 Years
        12 months, 2 days ago

        More predictions please

    11. arndff_
      • 9 Years
      12 months, 2 days ago

      Went for Werner to Jimenez. Didn't expect to avoid (!) 0.2 swing *tonight*.

      1. Wonderful Wizard Hazard
        • 7 Years
        12 months, 2 days ago

        Ditto. Not happy about Werner out but they need to figure out how to use him better. The new Chelsea hot topic is spot on.

    12. GOTHAM City F.C.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      12 months, 2 days ago

      What time exactly does the drop happen?

      1. Ragabolly
        • 11 Years
        12 months, 2 days ago

        :30

    13. Buck The Trent
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      12 months, 2 days ago

      3-0 (but at a cost -4 last week and -4 just now)

    14. Como Park Rambler
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      12 months, 2 days ago

      Mahrez to be this week's price fall/double digit haul combo?

      1. Stejson
        • 2 Years
        12 months, 2 days ago

        Hopefully so!

  6. Clintymints
    • 12 Years
    12 months, 2 days ago

    A 4.4 mid

    My dreams have come true

  7. gonzalocampos
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    12 months, 2 days ago

    Can someone share the link for the ELITE 64 (I thin it was 64) league? Where Mark and the others are.

    THX

    1. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 12 Years
      12 months, 2 days ago

      Can get it from my link.

      1. gonzalocampos
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        12 months, 2 days ago

        Or the #

  8. Niho992
    • 3 Years
    12 months, 2 days ago

    Evening.What to do here fellas. 2 FT and 0.5 iTb. Just late to do Werner to Jimenez and lost 0.2......

    McCarthy
    Trent-Justin-Bavies
    Salah-KdB-Son-Barnes
    Werner-Mitro-Adams

    Steer-Mitchell-Ayling-Bissouma

    Thinking to do Werner and Bavies to Jimenez and Saiss.

    Your thoughts? Anything worth a hit? There are players like Adams and Mitro who i want rid of.

    1. waldo666
      • 11 Years
      12 months, 2 days ago

      I like your proposed moves.

  9. Ibralicious
    • 7 Years
    12 months, 2 days ago

    Noooooo Werner drops to 9.4. Can't wait for people to pour him back in after a hattie against Palace

    1. GOTHAM City F.C.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      12 months, 2 days ago

      He deserved to be at 9.2 by now.

      1. GOTHAM City F.C.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        12 months, 2 days ago

        deserves*

    2. Lingard’s Shin Guards
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      12 months, 2 days ago

      Unlikely

      Will get pocketed by big Joel Ward

    3. SADIO SANÉ
      • 6 Years
      12 months, 2 days ago

      Looooooooooooooooooooooooool

    4. Cok3y5murf
      • 5 Years
      12 months, 2 days ago

      Have you seen Palace?

  10. Zilla
    • 3 Years
    12 months, 2 days ago

    Werner to

    A) Jiminez
    B) Ings
    C) Richarlison

    1. waldo666
      • 11 Years
      12 months, 2 days ago

      A

    2. Lingard’s Shin Guards
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      12 months, 2 days ago

      Jimmy the best of those

      Loves a goal. Unlike werner

      1. Zilla
        • 3 Years
        12 months, 2 days ago

        Who you'd get if not one of them?

        1. Lingard’s Shin Guards
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          12 months, 2 days ago

          I have Jimmy already so I'm looking at Ings or Maupay

          I rate Richarlison but if u have DCL dont think theres a need to double

          1. BERGKOP
            • 10 Years
            12 months, 2 days ago

            Ings if you have the cash

  11. Alisson WondHaaland
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    12 months, 2 days ago

    Who would you replace Werner with? Already have Jimi and Mitro

    1. waldo666
      • 11 Years
      12 months, 2 days ago

      Ings

    2. Lingard’s Shin Guards
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      12 months, 2 days ago

      I'm looking at Ings or Maupay

      I'd lean towards Ings in ur case so u have that 8.5m price bracket since u already have mitro at 6.5

    3. I Must Break You
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      12 months, 2 days ago

      Ings or DCL, probably in that order. Although a decent argument could be made for either

    4. Clintymints
      • 12 Years
      12 months, 2 days ago

      Ings

    5. All about the galacticos
      • 6 Years
      12 months, 2 days ago

      DCL

  12. Albrightondknight
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    12 months, 2 days ago

    JYJY time for that support group I think 🙂
    If I had take a hit for
    Podence and Werner
    To Foden and Jimenez
    I would be .3 up and probably would have a better team. 🙁

    1. Albrightondknight
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      12 months, 2 days ago

      Plus there is probably another drop for Werner this week.

    2. Clintymints
      • 12 Years
      12 months, 2 days ago

      Strike first

      Strike hard

      No mercy

      1. Albrightondknight
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        12 months, 2 days ago

        Nah I decided to go boring this year no hits and no chasing tv. Looking like no 106 to 108 tv for me try is year.

        1. Albrightondknight
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          12 months, 2 days ago

          This year. Stupid phone.

    3. jia you (The No BS League -…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      12 months, 2 days ago

      A Werner hattie and Jimenez blank next GW will give us the support we need 😉

  13. davies
    • 7 Years
    12 months, 2 days ago

    A) Pulisic (352)

    B) Ings (343)

    1. Clintymints
      • 12 Years
      12 months, 2 days ago

      B

    2. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      12 months, 2 days ago

      The one who is playing

    3. Zilla
      • 3 Years
      12 months, 2 days ago

      B

    4. davies
      • 7 Years
      12 months, 2 days ago

      Apologies... in 1-2 weeks when fit obviously

      1. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        12 months, 2 days ago

        Ask in 1.5 weeks

        1. davies
          • 7 Years
          12 months, 2 days ago

          On wildcard so need to set price points now

  14. PepSala
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    12 months, 2 days ago

    What's this about Podence potentially not playing west ham

    1. Pukki Blinders
      • 2 Years
      12 months, 2 days ago

      Rumours he didn’t train midweek

    2. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      12 months, 2 days ago

      Apparently didn’t travel with squad

    3. Ragabolly
      • 11 Years
      12 months, 2 days ago

      At this point, I am inclined to believe he won't play. Too much smoke coming from different sources

    4. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 12 Years
      12 months, 2 days ago

      Think it's 1st sub time.

    5. Lingard’s Shin Guards
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      12 months, 2 days ago

      Wouldnt mind if he doesnt play

      Lamptey off the bench

  15. BenDavies
    • 8 Years
    12 months, 2 days ago

    Foden hasn't risen on my transfers tab?

    1. GOTHAM City F.C.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      12 months, 2 days ago

      Refresh

    2. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 12 Years
      12 months, 2 days ago

      Refresh.

    3. BenDavies
      • 8 Years
      12 months, 2 days ago

      Just refreshed for the 5th time. NOW he has

      1. GOTHAM City F.C.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        12 months, 2 days ago

        Was pending VAR

    4. Albrightondknight
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      12 months, 2 days ago

      Seriously I thought this meant he had not risen.
      Was going to ask for a Werner VAR too 🙂

  16. Bleh
    • 4 Years
    12 months, 2 days ago

    Just doing Martial, Werner > DCL, Jimi saved me 0.4 in one night. Madness.

    1. Cheeto__Bandito
      • 1 Year
      12 months, 2 days ago

      That’s great. This game is about how much team value you end up with after all!

      1. Bleh
        • 4 Years
        12 months, 2 days ago

        Lol I’m on WC atm with 0 in the bank, makes a big difference!

        1. Cheeto__Bandito
          • 1 Year
          12 months, 2 days ago

          Fair play on wc y

  17. Cheeto__Bandito
    • 1 Year
    12 months, 2 days ago

    - Werner has decent stats
    - Palace conceded 2.6xg last game
    - Pulisic/Ziyech imminent
    - Chelsea good fixtures

    Punishment = Soon.

    1. Bleh
      • 4 Years
      12 months, 2 days ago

      Can easily buy back if he hits form, for less money too.

      1. Cheeto__Bandito
        • 1 Year
        12 months, 2 days ago

        I’m not in the game to wast transfers. 0 hits all year

        1. Bleh
          • 4 Years
          12 months, 2 days ago

          The right hits at the right time can really transform your gameweek. Better to keep an open mind.

          1. Cheeto__Bandito
            • 1 Year
            12 months, 2 days ago

            But they mostly fail

        2. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
          • 12 Years
          12 months, 2 days ago

          Why don't you just steal transfers like a bandit?

    2. Zilla
      • 3 Years
      12 months, 2 days ago

      Don't mind having him when he hits form at a lower price, right now though he's useless with Chelsea not having a game plan and missing important players along that he seems not settled in yet.

    3. Niho992
      • 3 Years
      12 months, 2 days ago

      I would keep him but i like Jimenez more.

  18. Albrightondknight
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    12 months, 2 days ago

    Only one saviour left now and that’s Sterling C.
    Some serious OR rise if it comes off.
    The EO’s for top 10k for the week are around 100% percent for Son and Kane. I think KDB is less than 50%
    Raz about 5%.

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

      Since I'm already 100 points behind the top 10k I need to be focusing on top 3m I think. Hahaha

  19. Puntillimon
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    12 months, 2 days ago

    Keeping kane and son against man united. No idea how that’ll turn out but spurs fixtures after United look great. Some may also argue united in itself is a good fixture

    1. Zilla
      • 3 Years
      12 months, 2 days ago

      Well you don't transfer for one GW (usually).

    2. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
      • 12 Years
      12 months, 2 days ago

      Can see spurs winning that on energy alone.

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

      Some = anyone with eyes and a brain.

    4. Bleh
      • 4 Years
      12 months, 2 days ago

      Definitely worth a punt. Kane is a bit too pricey for me at 10.5 (lots of value forward options available this year) but will most likely have Son.

  20. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
    • 12 Years
    12 months, 2 days ago

    I have a rough plan made for the next gameweek:
    I did part one Marital out Brewster in
    Part two was a -4 to get in Salah for Bissouma

    3-5-2
    Martinez(Steer)
    Lamptey-Digne-Justin (Mitchell-Ferguson)
    Son-James Rodriguez-Podence-KDB-Bissouma
    DCL-Jimenez (Brewster)

    I was then thinking of getting Robertson in for Ferguson gw5
    --
    --
    But now I think would it be better to Sterling this week v leeds and keep the 3.0m in bank to switch midfielders when required?

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

      Wait for the games - if Podence is out you may want to change him as Bissouma is back Oct 3rd it says

      1. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
        • 12 Years
        12 months, 2 days ago

        Very good point.

    2. Starskyb
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      12 months, 2 days ago

      I think your team looks sorted there mate. I like the Sterling plan personally.

      Been hammered by price rises and thinking it may be time to pull the trigger. Opinions?

      McCarthy (Steer)
      TAA, Saiss, Doherty (Justin, Mitchell)
      Rashford, Salah, KDB, Podence (who I brought in this week), Soucek.
      Mitro, Werner (Brewster)

      Option A) Take a -8 on Doherty, Podence, Brewster to Lamptey, Burke or Alzate and DCL

      Option B) Doherty to Digne for free

      Option C) Doherty to Lamptey and Soucek to Foden for - 4

      Option D) Wildcard and change McCarthy and Werner while I am at it.

      So confused!! Did well last year and can't catch a break so far this season! I shouldn't have bigged myself up too much in the work league :-p

  21. Niho992
    • 3 Years
    12 months, 2 days ago

    Thinking to sell Adams for Watkins from GW 5. What's your thoughts?

    1. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
      • 12 Years
      12 months, 2 days ago

      I would keep Adams if I had him great fixtures good value.

  22. Scratch
    • 12 Years
    12 months, 2 days ago

    So tempted to take a -4 this week to do Salah ->Sterling and give him captaincy.

    1. Cok3y5murf
      • 5 Years
      12 months, 2 days ago

      One week too late

      1. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
        • 12 Years
        12 months, 2 days ago

        Sterling will have leeds next week away
        Salah has Villa away.
        I think Sterling is likely to do better, given Leeds gung ho style

        1. Cok3y5murf
          • 5 Years
          12 months, 2 days ago

          I said one week too late, meaning he should've done it this week

          1. Niho992
            • 3 Years
            12 months, 2 days ago

            Arsenal at home is better fixture than Leicester at home

            1. Cok3y5murf
              • 5 Years
              12 months, 2 days ago

              🙄

          2. Scratch
            • 12 Years
            12 months, 2 days ago

            Prefer Salah's chances this GW.

          3. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
            • 12 Years
            12 months, 2 days ago

            Ah I see

    2. Bleh
      • 4 Years
      12 months, 2 days ago

      Keep Salah. What’s the rest of your team?

    3. Niho992
      • 3 Years
      12 months, 2 days ago

      Thinking to do same for free.

  23. All about the galacticos
    • 6 Years
    12 months, 2 days ago

    granville at top of the scoutleague, would be cool to see him back on scoutcast

    1. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      12 months, 2 days ago

      Watch a scout cast lately?

      black box is better

      1. Albrightondknight
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        12 months, 2 days ago

        The fplwire is the best of the lot. Those guys know their stuff.

        1. sunzip14
          • 4 Years
          12 months, 2 days ago

          This

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

        yeah i've been watching that too, much better focus on the stats.
        shame a lot of the stats at the moment seem to be going contrary to expectations

        1. The Suspended One
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          12 months, 2 days ago

          Lots of echo chamber happening, play your own game

          I’m down to 50% template 🙂

          1. All about the galacticos
            • 6 Years
            12 months, 2 days ago

            of course, I listen to the stats but don't buy in to many of their decisions 😉

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

            The thing with these esp the fpl wire is you can follow quite different strategies rather than template - loving the three Liverpool defender one - it’s insane but he is winning and late riser is a very successful aggressive player(having a bad start this time).

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

        although going through tough patch, I like luke's maverick moves, I get more listening to his thinking process than many others, some of his theories are interesting. Like chess grandmasters and their seconds, the seconds don't need to be strong players but need to have creative thinking

    2. Scratch
      • 12 Years
      12 months, 2 days ago

      Haven't bothered watching scoutcast in years... used to enjoy it when it was just Mark and Granville with basic audio having a chat and moaning about their bad luck / the other guy's luck.

      1. All about the galacticos
        • 6 Years
        12 months, 2 days ago

        i like the banter, jonty vs mark vs granville, like last of the summer wine

  24. sunzip14
    • 4 Years
    12 months, 2 days ago

    What to do with KWP and McCarthy? On WC, sold them before the game to release them from the curse of being on my team, hoping to get a CS 😀 Lamptey a better option than KWP? Martinez better than McCarthy? Or keep the keeper or both?

    1. Bleh
      • 4 Years
      12 months, 2 days ago

      In the same position. Currently on Martinez (good keeper albeit with Liverpool next) and Lamptey (attacking potential, solid team).

  25. JamTart
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    12 months, 2 days ago

    Foolishly scared myself into keeping Werner incase I was punished this week.

    Think it's time to bring ings in to partner DCL and Jimi? Or move the funds to midfield for Son?

  26. Mahjongking
    • 4 Years
    12 months, 2 days ago

    Anybody capt werner for gw3?): our gameweek ended

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

      Switched from Werner 5 mins before deadline

  27. Zilla
    • 3 Years
    12 months, 2 days ago

    Son 100.03% EO! wtf

    1. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      12 months, 2 days ago

      Look at kbd O_o

      1. Zilla
        • 3 Years
        12 months, 2 days ago

        Probably the concussion talk

        1. The Suspended One
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          12 months, 2 days ago

          That’s what a VC is for no chance of a 1 pt, he’s in or out

          1. Zilla
            • 3 Years
            12 months, 2 days ago

            Yeah I fully agree with you.

    2. Gandalf
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      12 months, 2 days ago

      It's the top 10k at an early stage in the season so not too surprising

  28. Niho992
    • 3 Years
    12 months, 2 days ago

    KdB benched would be great

    1. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      12 months, 2 days ago

      Good luck with that

    2. Pukki Blinders
      • 2 Years
      12 months, 2 days ago

      Really would

    3. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 12 Years
      12 months, 2 days ago

      Leicester would probably win.

  29. Pukki Blinders
    • 2 Years
    12 months, 2 days ago

    How has Werner dropped when he was at -50? Either fplstatistics having troubles this season or fpl towers are corrupt...

    1. Harry the Hack
      • 12 Years
      12 months, 2 days ago

      best to believe the corrupt angle. More believable than a data site having issues.

    2. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 12 Years
      12 months, 2 days ago

      FFFix had him well over.

    3. jia you (The No BS League -…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      12 months, 2 days ago

      Pretty unfair (or perhaps disappointing is softer word) that he didn't drop yesterday before deadline for us on WC

    4. All about the galacticos
      • 6 Years
      12 months, 2 days ago

      we can only hope the fpl gods deliver a heavy dose of karma

    5. MagicMessi
      • 9 Years
      12 months, 2 days ago

      You knew if he didn't return points he would drop .. you knew that he should drop last week already forget the stats it's obvious

    6. nerd_is_the_werd
      • 1 Year
      12 months, 2 days ago

      The real question is... how did he rise yesterday?

      Either way, it was about time and made sense after another blank - when people will be shafting him out in numbers.

  30. Teahupo'o
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    12 months, 2 days ago

    Ended up pulling the trigger tonight. Now, bracing for the inevitable red flags to kill my joy.

    Martinez
    Semedo James Digne
    Salah KDB Foden Son Rodriguez
    Jimenez DCL

    (Steer, Justin Brewster Mitchell)
    0FT 0ITB