Scout Notes

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. jia you jia you
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 22 days ago

    Saving FT looks perfectly fine for GW4 atm right, and have 2FT for the IB?

    Martinez
    Robertson Saiss Coady
    KdB Sterling Foden Rod
    DCL Richarlison Werner
    (Forster Burke Lamptey Dunne)
    0.1

    1. Dreams
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      Yeah. Save it. No worries there.

    2. Zilla
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      Yeah save, I want to bin Werner but better go to IB with 2 FTs

      1. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        yeah agree with you both, 2 FT for the IB could prove very valuable, and of course should've went with Jimenez over Werner in hindsight but c'est la vie!

    3. Cheeto__Bandito
        3 months, 22 days ago

        Very sensible save. Do not be a Werner out sheep

    4. Dreams
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      Hello Dz friends. How has the gameweek been till now? What do you need from the remaining games?

      1. Zilla
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        Everton game was okay, but captain Timo was a massive let down. Need rest of the players to score big.

      2. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        On 18 points, need a Wolves cleanie and double digits from the ginger magician

        1. Dreams
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 22 days ago

          Need a wolves cleanie myself too. A Liverpool cleanie is essential though.

      3. NABIL - I had 4 Spurs GW1
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        9(-4) atm. Feeling relaxed

      4. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 22 days ago

        Sterling needs to perform ...

    5. davies
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      Must haves on wildcard?

      1. Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 22 days ago

        There are none, though there are plenty of must avoids

        1. davies
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 22 days ago

          Gimme

      2. Dreams
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        None. You would look to transfer out everyone at some point.

        1. davies
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 22 days ago

          What?

          That doesn’t mean there aren’t clearly good options

          1. Dreams
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 22 days ago

            There are not clearly must have options.

            1. davies
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 22 days ago

              Sigh

              Okay then, if you were wildcarding, who would you 100% get?

              1. Harry the Hack
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                3 months, 22 days ago

                depends on your current budget.

                1. davies
                  • 6 Years
                  3 months, 22 days ago

                  100m

              2. Dreams
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 22 days ago

                Hmm. Salah, Taa, Jimenez, Kdb, Ryan.

                1. davies
                  • 6 Years
                  3 months, 22 days ago

                  Ryan over Lamptey?

                  1. Dreams
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    3 months, 22 days ago

                    Could have both I'd say.

          2. TorresMagic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 22 days ago

            They are normally very clear.

      3. All about the galacticos
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        good luck, feast one week is famine the next

    6. PepSala
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      Anyone know why podende didn't travel with the team?

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        Not 100% if that's true.

      2. Bank$y
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        nut allergy

    7. Cheeto__Bandito
        3 months, 22 days ago

        Here is some advice for you fpl community - Hits are purely available as a mental test to catch out managers.

        They very rarely pay off but people are addicted to chasing to next new thing. Son and Southampton assets prime examples.

        1. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 22 days ago

          Obviously it depends on who you sell. Those who sold Werner and Martial are probably ahead.

          1. Cheeto__Bandito
              3 months, 22 days ago

              Yes but that is too hindsight driven. Very very few would be selling Werner before Brom for a hit. But many sold spurs assets for a hit after Everton or even wild added. FPL is a patience game IF you use stats and know your players have good underlying numbers

              1. TorresMagic™
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • Has Moderation Rights
                • 11 Years
                3 months, 22 days ago

                The Werner part might be free and the Auba to KDB could have been the hit. Plenty were complaining about why Werner hadn't dropped etc

                1. JJeyy
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 22 days ago

                  Ok.. the hit still has to pay off. And in that situation 99/100 good managers with good record would just do Auba to KDB for free, so no point arguing in a post werner blank situation against the worst defence in the league, all stats woulld point to that being a really bad decision

                  1. TorresMagic™
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • Has Moderation Rights
                    • 11 Years
                    3 months, 22 days ago

                    Cheers Cheeto 🙂

                    1. JJeyy
                      • 5 Years
                      3 months, 22 days ago

                      just and obvious fallacy on your part man. you are responding with full info makes no sense so had to reply

          2. PepSala
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 22 days ago

            I don't understand it either. The only times it makes sense in my head is if you're bringing in a big hitter and captaining him.

          3. Pukki Blinders
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 22 days ago

            It’s why I only the hits when I’m almost certain it’ll pay off... involves some self control and patience

          4. Buck The Trent
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 22 days ago

            I love hits especially early in the season .. taken -8 so far and happy with my team with wc intact

            1. The Suspended One
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 22 days ago

              Same and agreed

            2. DAZZ
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 22 days ago

              Same. My team is shaping up to what a lot of this week’s wildcard looked like. My WC will be too valuable to me in October/November than to worry too much about a few -4’s now.

          5. The Suspended One
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 22 days ago

            To say hits never pay off is crazy...

            Not hard to find 4 points over replacement, it’s just a risk, it’s not impossible by any means

            1. Cheeto__Bandito
                3 months, 22 days ago

                They don’t never pay off, but they mostly don’t pay off. But that is assuming you have picked players in your team with good xgxa stats but just not delivering for now. If you pick bad players and remove them for a hit yes it can pay off much more easily

            2. All about the galacticos
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 22 days ago

              Agree.
              It's like bias amongst gamblers, the bias is to think about what you could get or miss out on. gamblers also remember their big wins and less on their past losses.
              In FPL reality, the logic is that, for a striker, if you take a -4 hit, you need them to get a brace to start to see a profit. how often do strikers hit a brace?

              1. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
                • 11 Years
                3 months, 22 days ago

                I thought it was the opposite bad gamblers remember losses and chase to get it back?

                A strategic -4 or two is no harm.
                Even if a -4 does not work out it can lead to a knock on effect you would not otherwise be able to because of price rises. For example I transferred out Bruno for Son for a -4. Ok I may be down on it points wise, but the money is used elsewhere in a way I think make the team better overall in the longer term.
                So I can get the -4 plus points back over a longer term investment - easier fixtures and better spread of players.

                1. All about the galacticos
                  • 6 Years
                  3 months, 22 days ago

                  Well the bookies will give you 8/1 odds for Son scoring 2 or more goals vs newcastle (bet365)
                  chasing points week after week with hits, doesn't work but holding a player means that hit is absorbed over the weeks.
                  if you think Son is good longterm option then that isn't really chasing with hits, which the original comment is talking about when mentions "the next new thing"

                  1. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
                    • 11 Years
                    3 months, 21 days ago

                    Fair point holding on to a player for a while is different. I normally try and do 2-5 weeks

                2. All about the galacticos
                  • 6 Years
                  3 months, 22 days ago

                  with regards gamblers, if they make a note of how many times they lose vs win, you'd easily count more losses than wins, but why continue? gambling is complicated as there are many cognitive biases at work.
                  Do you remember all the hits you took that failed or do you have a count of the ratio or hits that worked vs didn't work. Probably not. Then do you remember the hit that got Son's 24 points? or Sanchez's 25 points? or Tadic's 25+ points?

                  1. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
                    • 11 Years
                    3 months, 21 days ago

                    Always the opposite for me I remember the -4s that didn't work!

            3. Dreams
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 22 days ago

              Rarely pay off is not always correct. Depends on how long you are taking it for is the question.

            4. Pukki Party
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 22 days ago

              Sometime i feel like it's worth to take a hit just to "catch up" when i'm 2-3 transfers off my desired team. Then i can focus on future moves better. Only took -16 in total last season, and hits i thought of taking rarely would have payed off immediately.

            5. jia you jia you
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 22 days ago

              They can work out for sure, a few seasons ago I took 88 points hits and finished top 5k. If I hadn't had been so aggressive that season I'd have been miles off that! But in saying that, hits can really bit you too!

              1. jia you jia you
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 22 days ago

                *bite you

              2. Teahupo'o
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                3 months, 22 days ago

                Yup. There is no correct blanket statement with hits. Some pay off some don't. I'm a hit happy player and it has paid dividends most years but there are also plenty of times for patience. At the end of the day, it's how you enjoy playing the game.

            6. IRBOX ⚽
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 22 days ago

              This is such an incredibly myopic and incorrect view imo. Sometimes a -4 or -8 is justified to bin some underperforming assets and bring in some better players. They hits may not pay off in a single GW in isolation, however, moving forwards and freeing up future transfers can be exceptionally profitable and well and truly out perform the hit

            7. I Must Break You
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 22 days ago

              Can anyone arguing for or against the effectivity of taking hits please include a link to your FPL team page so we can see your previous season history. Thanks. Otherwise, opinions and assholes, and such.

          6. seewhyaxe
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 22 days ago

            Entire time I’ve had Jesus in my wc draft, only to be replaced by Werner due to injury.

            Now all he gave me is a price drop right after my wc.

            1. Dreams
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 22 days ago

              Surely you would not have picked him for one single week. Have patience.

              1. seewhyaxe
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 22 days ago

                I’m definitely saving this gw. Just annoyed!

                1. Dreams
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 22 days ago

                  Happens to the best of the players. Just sit tight and enjoy the returns when you get them.

            2. jia you jia you
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 22 days ago

              My plan was to go Jesus over Werner also...the injury really put a spanner in the works on my WC

            3. johnnychopsticks
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 22 days ago

              Same for me! really annoying, fallen for the Werner hype. I've had him since day 1, learned my lesson the hard way. Will never again go for new signing, new league, new country at 9.5 million. One guy in my league a Chelsea fan triple captained him even lol

          7. PepSala
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 22 days ago

            Does anyone have a single source or link for this podence rumour?

            1. DAZZ
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 22 days ago

              1 person reported on twitter 1 hour before deadlint that he didnt train. We’ve been here time and time and time again. Do not be surprised to see him start, i brushed the rumours aside and ignored them, best thing to do on a saturday morning unless it comes from a reliable source.

            2. TorresMagic™
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 11 Years
              3 months, 22 days ago

              Wolves forum etc. No point worrying about it now.

              1. PepSala
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 22 days ago

                Cheers

          8. DAZZ
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 22 days ago

            Moved early this week. With 0 in the bank, i moved Rodriguez and Werner for KDB and Jiminez for a -4. The Werner drop and Jiminez rise meant i would not have been able to get KDB, so i feel like this these moves were justified. Thoughts on the 2 transfers?

            1. jia you jia you
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 22 days ago

              Silly if I'm honest as both players you brought in haven't even played yet but understand the getting priced out element tbf

            2. TorresMagic™
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 11 Years
              3 months, 22 days ago

              Sounds good if you get no injuries.

              1. All about the galacticos
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 22 days ago

                also add positive covid tests as things to dodge

            3. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
              • 11 Years
              3 months, 22 days ago

              Makes sense

            4. NABIL - I had 4 Spurs GW1
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 22 days ago

              Brave man

            5. Wild Card this...
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              3 months, 22 days ago

              Logical move - fingers crossed that no one gets injured from those two.
              I've also got Jimmy but for Martial.

            6. DAZZ
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 22 days ago

              Definitely understand the risks that come with early moves, but felt that it made complete sense, i’d have been left annoyed had i been priced out. I suppose if I encounter injuries the WC is there for that reason

          9. NABIL - I had 4 Spurs GW1
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 22 days ago

            Doherty nooooo

            Time to punish the sellers, Matty!

          10. Wild Card this...
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 22 days ago

            So, after all this summer spending...
            Chelsea goal scorers last night were:
            Hudson-Odoi,
            Mount and
            Abraham
            🙂

            1. A Fat Spanish Waiter
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 22 days ago

              I was completely mystified by the performance today. Alonso was just terrible. Kovacic was worse. Both were rightly hooked at the interval. I get that Werner was out wide but moving in centrally once overlapped, but he seemed wasted way out on the flank most of the game.

              Clearly they miss Pulisic, but they were truly god awful today.

            2. NABIL - I had 4 Spurs GW1
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 22 days ago

              Glad I avoided Chelsea so far

              1. A Fat Spanish Waiter
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 22 days ago

                I’m a supporter. Added James this week thinking WBA would be cake. Got that one wrong.

                1. NABIL - I had 4 Spurs GW1
                  • 8 Years
                  3 months, 22 days ago

                  James is the only one worth adding atm. I'm waiting for Puli

            3. Bushwhacker
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 22 days ago

              Two most important players injured so ... captaining Silva was far worse, incredibly disrespectful to the team IMHO

              1. Wild Card this...
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                3 months, 22 days ago

                Yeah, how did that happened? That was bizarre at least...

          11. A Fat Spanish Waiter
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 22 days ago

            Werner dropping tonight kinda makes me wonder if there is more to price rises and falls than just transfers. Werner was seeing transfers in all day yesterday and this AM before the game. Did THAT many people transfer him out after the game today?

            1. PepSala
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 22 days ago

              West Brom was his last chance for most ppl..with Jimmy DCL and Ings performing it was a bloodbath of transfer outs

            2. TorresMagic™
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 11 Years
              3 months, 22 days ago

              140K sold since deadline,120K more than the next player.

              1. A Fat Spanish Waiter
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 22 days ago

                TM, didnt realize that. That’s a HUGE outflow since 11:00 BST. I dumped him too. Guess that was an unoriginal idea.

            3. Zilla
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 22 days ago

              FPLStats guy insists it's an algorithm

              1. A Fat Spanish Waiter
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 22 days ago

                TM set me straight, as usual, though Werner was nowhere near the FPL stats threshold.

          12. A Fat Spanish Waiter
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 22 days ago

            In other news, the NHL game is good tonight 🙂

          13. nerd_is_the_werd
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 22 days ago

            Thought bringing in those Burnley assets would be good, but they looked really bereft of ideas and quality.
            May even get relegated this season.

            1. A Fat Spanish Waiter
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 22 days ago

              The back line wasn’t really bad at all, and Pope had one absolutely crazy save that would have gone in on most anyone else. They may not be so bad longer term.

          14. Pigeon
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 22 days ago

            Depending on how Foden plays, which player would you downgrade by 0.5m to move Podence to him. Here's my current team.

            Martinez
            TAA James Saiss
            Salah KDB Podence* Rodriguez
            Ings DCL Jimenez
            Steer Lamptey Mitchell Burke

            1. Bushwhacker
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 22 days ago

              If is more important than how.

            2. Usmanov
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 22 days ago

              James

            3. Wild Card this...
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              3 months, 22 days ago

              Not sure if I would want to, but If I had to - I would probably downgrade Rodriguez or James

            4. A Fat Spanish Waiter
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 22 days ago

              James or Saiss, but wolves have great fixtures over the next 4 and Fulham next week.

            1. A Fat Spanish Waiter
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 22 days ago

              Under today’s rules, yes. Did he intentionally handle the ball? NFW. Can’t believe VAR didn’t chime in given the other dubious calls so far this year.

              1. waldo666
                • 10 Years
                3 months, 22 days ago

                VAR checked it and cleared as with Ward's first one.

                1. A Fat Spanish Waiter
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  3 months, 22 days ago

                  I thought they didn’t review? I was listening to the match while out for a run, and the commentators felt VAR didnt do a check.

                  1. waldo666
                    • 10 Years
                    3 months, 22 days ago

                    I was watching, definitely went to VAR.

            2. Zilla
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 22 days ago

              Not, didn't enlarge his body.

            3. Teahupo'o
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 22 days ago

              Handball. At the very least, a much stronger case than the one on Ward.

            4. Bushwhacker
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 22 days ago

              Absolutely

            5. waldo666
              • 10 Years
              3 months, 22 days ago

              Not. Mirrored Ward's first handball shout for mine.

            6. The Suspended One
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 22 days ago

              150%

            7. L'Aeroplanino
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 22 days ago

              yes if Ward's one was given

            8. nerd_is_the_werd
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 22 days ago

              DCL shuffled his arm but the ball ultimately makes contact with his chest.
              Not handball imo.

            9. jia you jia you
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 22 days ago

              No

            10. All about the galacticos
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 22 days ago

              not

          15. TorresMagic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 22 days ago

            Early thoughts on this bunch?

            Martinez 4.0
            TAA, Saiss, James, Lamptey, Mitchell
            KDB, Salah, Foden, Podence, Burke
            Werner, DCL, Jimmy

            1 FT, 0.6 in bank.

            Obviously, Werner is on the chopping block.

            Cheers

            1. Zilla
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 22 days ago

              Fine, monitor Podence as well.

            2. yalala
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 22 days ago

              Werner to Ings? Team looks great

            3. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 22 days ago

              Everything looks good, Werner to Ings seems like a good move to me.

            4. Teahupo'o
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 22 days ago

              Looks great. Not much to worry about, as of now.

            5. waldo666
              • 10 Years
              3 months, 22 days ago

              I don't think you should deviate, bring the axe down.

            6. Wild Card this...
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              3 months, 22 days ago

              Ings for Werner ofc...with some change to spend...

            7. Bushwhacker
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 22 days ago

              Leave it be.

            8. A Fat Spanish Waiter
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 22 days ago

              I kid you not, the only difference between this and my team is:

              You: Lamptey, Foden, Werner
              Me: Justin, Son, Mitro.

              I like your’s better to be fair.

              1. TorresMagic™
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • Has Moderation Rights
                • 11 Years
                3 months, 22 days ago

                Sold Sold and Mitro for GW2 and Justin this GW on WC.
                Another Son haul is a rank killer.

            9. TorresMagic™
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 11 Years
              3 months, 22 days ago

              Cheers all, guess I could have already sold but get the extra info for 0.1

            10. NABIL - I had 4 Spurs GW1
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 22 days ago

              High chance that you can manage to save FT

            11. 007 [RoboKlopp]
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 22 days ago

              Similar team, only Burke is the difference. Yes, I plan to do Werner -> Ings. Then upgrade James maybe to VVD.

            12. seewhyaxe
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 22 days ago

              Wow TM.

              We got 14/15. The only difference is the 4.0m gk.

              We also got the exact same starting 11 but different captains 🙁

              1. TorresMagic™
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • Has Moderation Rights
                • 11 Years
                3 months, 22 days ago

                Unlucky. As you can see in my transfers, the last few got placed late. Knew Podence was an issue but couldn't resist.

            13. The Suspended One
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 22 days ago

              Werner to Ings for me, west brom next

            14. Silent Friend
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 22 days ago

              WC team?

              1. TorresMagic™
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • Has Moderation Rights
                • 11 Years
                3 months, 22 days ago

                Was

          16. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 22 days ago

            Missed the price changes but would you still do Wilson to DCL for a hit if Wilson doesn't look good today?

            1. NABIL - I had 4 Spurs GW1
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 22 days ago

              Maybe

          17. Scratch
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 22 days ago

            Surprised Wilson dropped in price. He has 22,000 net transfers in for the season.

            1. TorresMagic™
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 11 Years
              3 months, 22 days ago

              WCs and new to FPL 2020 make those numbers useless.

              1. Scratch
                • 11 Years
                3 months, 22 days ago

                I know, but didn't realise he was close to dropping.

                1. TorresMagic™
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • Has Moderation Rights
                  • 11 Years
                  3 months, 22 days ago

                  He did lose over a quarter of his ownership during the week.

          18. yalala
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 22 days ago

            Is Jimmy on pens?

            1. NABIL - I had 4 Spurs GW1
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 22 days ago

              Yezza

            2. Amey
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 22 days ago

              Yes

          19. Albrightondknight
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 22 days ago

            What to do with 1ft
            A. Save FT
            B. Lascelles to Saiss
            C. Podence to Foden
            D. Werner to Jimmy

            Ryan

            TAA KWP Lascelles

            Sterling Salah JamesR Barnes Podence

            Werner DCL

            Steer Taylor Mitchell Davis

            1. Albrightondknight
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 22 days ago

              1.7 ITB

              1. TorresMagic™
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • Has Moderation Rights
                • 11 Years
                3 months, 22 days ago

                The games today should tell you i.e. City and Wolves doing well.

                1. Albrightondknight
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 22 days ago

                  That’s why I held off on any moves earlier, it cost a bit but yeah I felt I needed to see those games.

            2. nerd_is_the_werd
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 22 days ago

              JamesR = James Rodriguez right?
              Not James Reece.

              Nothing seems essential imo, should just save.
              Could do Podence to Foden but he's already had the price rise at 6.6m.

              1. Albrightondknight
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 22 days ago

                Yeah James Rodríguez

              2. Lucky Z
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 22 days ago

                James Reece is not a MF, just

          20. All about the galacticos
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 22 days ago

            A different perspective. There's only about 40pts separating top 100k to 2m. It's still compressed.
            I'm 600k ahead of a mini league rival but only about 15 pts ahead.
            Is there too much panic about rank? if so, taking a -4 hit drops you 100k each time.

            1. fish&chips
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              3 months, 22 days ago

              Rank not that important this early in the season. If spurs struggle most of the top 10k will drop

            2. I Must Break You
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 22 days ago

              I've been outside the top 1M after week 10 and still finished in the top 10k. Way too early to worry about rank IMO.

              1. All about the galacticos
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 22 days ago

                Exactly, I feel like people are chasing rank rather than watching absolute points.

          21. PogBruno
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 22 days ago

            Mahrez train incoming after the Leics game

            1. TorresMagic™
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 11 Years
              3 months, 22 days ago

              Would you rather him or Ings + 4 in GW4?

              1. The Suspended One
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                3 months, 22 days ago

                Ings

              2. PogBruno
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 22 days ago

                I am expecting a cricket score for city against Leeds, he could be in for a big haul so mahrez over ings +4 for me

            2. The Big Cheese
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 22 days ago

              Sterling is more likley to be the focus of trannies imo. But Mahrez would be an easier fit

          22. shiraz
              3 months, 22 days ago

              Decided to wait till soton match before i do the werner switch, but in the end i fell asleep. Woke up to see werner's price had dropped, that was fast.

              Who to switch for werner, maybe someone who is on pen? I already have dcl and jim.

              A. Ings
              B. Mitro

              1. huhhh
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 22 days ago

                Shouldnt you guys wait to see who are the better pick before selling werner? What nonsense.

              2. All about the galacticos
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 22 days ago

                a

            • TorresMagic™
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 11 Years
              3 months, 22 days ago

              Anyone here watching UFC atm?
              2 titles fights left.

              1. Pranav Santhosh
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 22 days ago

                Jan!

              2. waldo666
                • 10 Years
                3 months, 22 days ago

                Just tuning in now for the main event.

              3. Baines on Toast...
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                3 months, 22 days ago

                Oui

            • huhhh
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 22 days ago

              Need kdb to be bench

            • shady4revr
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 22 days ago

              Captaining Werner gave me depression 🙁

              1. Silent Friend
                • 9 Years
                3 months, 22 days ago

                Captain a guy never scores a Premier League goal yet?

                1. shady4revr
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  3 months, 22 days ago

                  🙁

                2. huhhh
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 22 days ago

                  There have to be a time the striker gonna get goal right? Why not u say u no balls?

            • shady4revr
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 22 days ago

              I have no idea how Werner scored 28 goals and assisted 8 goals in bundesliga.

              1. Baines on Toast...
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                3 months, 22 days ago

                Systems

              2. The Big Cheese
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                3 months, 22 days ago

                He just stuck his leg out and they went in

            • NULL-X-VOID
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 22 days ago

              Couldn't see the Chelsea, game but saw James still has a 1 BP with 3 goals conceded and no goal involvement, was he that good in the pitch?

              1. shady4revr
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 22 days ago

                Just 2-3 good balls in the box.

                1. NULL-X-VOID
                  • 6 Years
                  3 months, 22 days ago

                  oh I take it Chelsea didn't have that many good balls in the box the whole game

              2. Baines on Toast...
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                3 months, 22 days ago

                Created several big chances and most of Chelsea’s play went through him especially in the first half

                1. NULL-X-VOID
                  • 6 Years
                  3 months, 22 days ago

                  thoughts on keeping if you have him already?

                  1. Baines on Toast...
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    3 months, 22 days ago

                    Absolutely. I don’t see him being dropped given how important he has become this season and I would want to see how Chelsea respond to Mendy in goal. Plus the next fixture is good.

                    1. NULL-X-VOID
                      • 6 Years
                      3 months, 22 days ago

                      Cheers Baines, already did FT for Werner to Jimmy and I was didn't want to tinker on James.

                2. shady4revr
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  3 months, 22 days ago

                  First half lol

            • shady4revr
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 22 days ago

              Plus price drop too, horrible striker.

            • Liberate HK - antichinazi
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 22 days ago

              As a Werner capper, no regret for the rage sale even if he hauls next week. Anyone agree?

              1. The Big Cheese
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                3 months, 22 days ago

                You will always regret the sale of someone who scores well the following week. Those missed points always hurt

              2. NULL-X-VOID
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 22 days ago

                tbh, I think Werner isn't going to get goals, more of assists, the three games he's played, he's proved that he needs a proper number 9 that can shoot on sight, Werner is more of a dribbler, whenever I've seen him in the box, the guy stops and looks for options, in my eyes that's not striker mentality, I think Tammy is going to get a bunch of goals through Havertz and Werner