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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. tc93
    • 3 Years
    12 months, 1 day ago

    Is Martinez the best 4.5 mil keeper?

    1. the dom 1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      Him or Ryan atm

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      But was last night the return of the Mac?

      1. the dom 1
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        12 months, 1 day ago

        Mac redeeming himself a bit

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          12 months, 1 day ago

          Saints will prob keep the most Clean Sheets of the teams with a 4.5 GK

          1. tc93
            • 3 Years
            12 months, 1 day ago

            Really?

            1. Miguel Sanchez
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              12 months, 1 day ago

              I think so - but other factors to consider like how the teams sets up to force saves that get your GK the big hauls.

      2. J ⚒ Gimme ur Mané
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        12 months, 1 day ago

        I’m not convinced.

        Burnley aren’t exactly an attacking side and we’re riddled with injuries for attacking threat.

        I think Southampton will concede a lot!

  2. La Roja
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    12 months, 1 day ago

    Points predictions for below players?

    KDB 12
    Mane 7
    Salah 2
    Jimenez 9
    Saiss 6
    Son 8

    1. S.Kuqi
      • 8 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      10
      5
      13
      8
      6
      9

      1. the dom 1
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        12 months, 1 day ago

        this*

    2. CR7 is Home
      • 4 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      10+
      10+
      Blank
      6
      2
      Blank

    3. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      3
      3
      2
      2
      0
      2

      1. La Roja
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        12 months, 1 day ago

        lol

    4. Blue&White85
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      KDB 11
      Mane 10
      Salah 8
      Jimenez 9
      Saiss 2
      Son 7

    5. Bad Kompany
      • 3 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      12
      5
      8
      5
      2
      9

    6. Wild Card this...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      KDB 6
      Mane 3
      Salah 3
      Jimenez 7
      Saiss 9
      Son 13

    7. Collie01
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      11
      3
      9
      5
      2
      8

    8. mrtapio
      • 6 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      3
      5
      2
      2
      1
      3

    9. Pukki Blinders
      • 2 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      6
      2
      8
      2
      2
      2

  3. the dom 1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    12 months, 1 day ago

    Werner > ???

    a. Ings

    b. Jimenez' (have Saiss & Podence already)

    c. Bite the bullet and keep again for 1 more week lol

    this would be using my FT.

    Cheers

    1. S.Kuqi
      • 8 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      B

      1. the dom 1
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        12 months, 1 day ago

        my thoughts are B also.

        anyone else?

        1. S.Kuqi
          • 8 Years
          12 months, 1 day ago

          Ideal frontline atm is Ings-Jimenez-Dcl

          1. La Roja
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            12 months, 1 day ago

            cool kids have them already 😎

            1. S.Kuqi
              • 8 Years
              12 months, 1 day ago

              Well done. Didnt have guts to go without Werner

              Was mistake to have 352 on wildcard. Need to switch back to 343 asap

              1. La Roja
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                12 months, 1 day ago

                the link on your profile is for someone else i suppose, what did u end up with on WC?

                1. S.Kuqi
                  • 8 Years
                  12 months, 1 day ago

                  Martinez
                  Taa-saiss-james (lamptey,mitchell)
                  Kdb-Salah-Havertz-Fodence
                  Dcl-Werner

                  Ashamed to be such a sheep

                  1. La Roja
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    12 months, 1 day ago

                    It's a great team tbh. Only thing is Chelsea attack, they are yet to play like a team. Both players will eventually be good picks but perhaps not now imo.

                    1. S.Kuqi
                      • 8 Years
                      12 months, 1 day ago

                      Agreed. Werner -> Jimny is what I'll do. Didnt expect Werner to drop so soon.

    2. La Roja
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      Ings imo.

      West Brom are shocking at the back and Ings on top form

      1. the dom 1
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        12 months, 1 day ago

        SOU & WOL have lovely fixtures incoming, well with the exception of GW5, SOU V CHE.

        1. Bad Kompany
          • 3 Years
          12 months, 1 day ago

          Is Chelsea really a bad fixture. West Brom scored 3 on them!

          1. La Roja
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            12 months, 1 day ago

            THIS

    3. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      B

    4. the dom 1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      thanks for the replies lads, GL for the rest of the GW

    5. Bad Kompany
      • 3 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      A IMO. B also a great option

    6. Pukki Blinders
      • 2 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      Bite it

  4. seewhyaxe
    • 4 Years
    12 months, 1 day ago

    Who was worse yesterday, Werner or Martial..?

    1. the dom 1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      didnt see the CHE game but Martial looked woeful imo

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

      Most raging here due to Werner

      1. ksmith5666
        • 11 Years
        12 months, 1 day ago

        Yeah, never thought he would fall last night, he was -30% when i went to bed, which is about 5 hrs to the deadline. It must be tough trying to work out the algorithm for price rises this year as it seems to be all over the shop!

    3. Captain Vantastic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      Martial

    4. S.Kuqi
      • 8 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      Atleast Martial played upfront not lwb like Werner

    5. Jafalad
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      Martial. Saw both games and he barely had a touch. Werner hit the bar but really should have scored.

    6. La Roja
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      Martial was seriously bad. Werner was a bit unlucky and didn't play up top

    7. PartyPooper
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      In my opinion both are not on shocking form as players. Its more the teams they play in. I mean don't get me wrong, they're not doing great themselves.

      ManU just look jaded and tired. Dont see that changing in the coming few weeks
      Chelsea actually look quite fresh, but very disjointed. Not a 'team' yet with all the new signings. Problem for both Havertz and Werner is that Chelsea seem to have no clue how to play (with) them. Just mass-miscommunication all around.

      These two guys were the final straw for me to go Wildcard: had Martial and Werner (and ASM and Lewis and McCarthy and Doherty and....)

  5. Old Man
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    12 months, 1 day ago

    Finally cracked it. OR > #5million

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

      Have a knighthood for hanging in there all these years. Arise, Sir Old Man!

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      Early days, you know it’s a marathon not a sprint, early ranks are always all over the shop with chips a plenty and variance at its greatest.

  6. tc93
    • 3 Years
    12 months, 1 day ago

    WC active, G2G?

    Martinez
    Saiss / James / TAA
    Salah / KDB / Podence / Foden / Son
    DCL / Jimenez

    Button, Lamptey, Michell, Davis

    1. Over Midwicket
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      Needs Ings

      1. tc93
        • 3 Years
        12 months, 1 day ago

        Jimi >> ings for me mate! Great fixtures playing for a great team and on pens

        1. Peteex
          • 8 Years
          12 months, 1 day ago

          Ings is on pens too isn't he?

          Started to think is it clear that he takes them or Ward-prowse?

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

      Arise, Sir TC93!

      1. tc93
        • 3 Years
        12 months, 1 day ago

        Haha what?

  7. S.Kuqi
    • 8 Years
    12 months, 1 day ago

    Not sure if ever ranked +2M could be the last season for this fpl dinosaur.

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

      +3 million here

  8. Over Midwicket
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    12 months, 1 day ago

    Why do people think Reece James will be dropped? He played the full 90, created tons of chances, worked his ass off and was only really responsible for 1 of the 3 goals. If anything the midfield was at fault for the awful first half performance.

    Alonso shouldn't play for Chelsea again so if Chilwell is fit I see James and him starting. Otherwise Azpi as LB.

    I'm happy with Reece and will keep him until further notice. Thoughts?

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      • 2 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      Chelsea have massive problems i.e. Lampard.

    2. S.Kuqi
      • 8 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      See my post bottom of last page. I don't he'll be dropped either but Chelsea needs their true leader on the pitch.

    3. shaunyjames
      • 9 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      Wasnt he marking Bartley for the goal, just left him to tap it in? Defensively there are questions marks

    4. Dr. Rog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      Bombing fullbacks are fashionable right now.
      He will keep his place.

  9. FOO FIGHTER
    • 2 Years
    12 months, 1 day ago

    Getting in as many penalty takers as possible, unfortunately will have to ditch TAA. How does this look?

    Martinez
    VVD Castagne Siass
    Salah KDB Son Klich
    Jimenez Ings Mapay

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      Son to Bruno and you are set

      1. FOO FIGHTER
        • 2 Years
        12 months, 1 day ago

        Nah, Son to stay.

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          12 months, 1 day ago

          Of course, looks fine 7 is the max penalty takes anyone can squeeze in with no defenders on pens so 6 and Son is still great.

  10. shaunyjames
    • 9 Years
    12 months, 1 day ago

    On a WC cant decide between:
    A. Foden & Ings
    B. Son & Mitrovic

    Bench isnt the best so not great cover for Foden & Pep roulette

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      A

    2. Dr. Rog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      If on wildcard just fill your team with risers and/or long term targets who u already have purchased cheaply or likely will rise soon.

      The games today and tmr will impact the template so your thinking will evolve anyway.

  11. Miguel Sanchez
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    12 months, 1 day ago

    Early moves done (Martial to Ings), decent first sub, GTG for next GW

    Martinez
    Digne Saiss James Justin
    KDB(c) Bruno Rodriguez
    Jimenez Ings Richarlison

    Button Grealish Bissouma Ferguson 1.1 ITB

    1. S.Kuqi
      • 8 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      Looks really good

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        12 months, 1 day ago

        Cheers Shefki

    2. Richarlidad
      • 4 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      Nice team man

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        12 months, 1 day ago

        Cheers Sonny

    3. Galza-The Wanton Trader
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      Really nice.

      I think I’m going to get Richarlison too, especially as it seems he’s on pens now...

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        12 months, 1 day ago

        DCL feels great value and annoyed I can’t get him but happy with Richarlison now in the knowledge he has pens in his locker.

    4. IRBOX ⚽
      • 4 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      No Liverpool!?!?

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        12 months, 1 day ago

        Will get Salah in from GW6

        1. IRBOX ⚽
          • 4 Years
          12 months, 1 day ago

          For who? Tough fixtures for United so would find a way for him over Bruno

          1. Miguel Sanchez
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            12 months, 1 day ago

            Bruno probably - just need to release a bit more cash from somewhere

    5. Dr. Rog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      Not sure why there is 7m on the bench but other than that it’s ok. One too many Everton for my liking though and no Liverpool is going to be problematic

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        12 months, 1 day ago

        As above, it’s between James at home to Palace or Grealish at home to Pool

  12. IRBOX ⚽
    • 4 Years
    12 months, 1 day ago

    Always tempting to over manage the team when things aren’t going great, however, most sensible move here would be to save? Vardy is tempting for Werner..

    McCarthy
    TAA Saiss Justin
    Salah Son Rodriguez Foden
    Werner DCL Jimenez

    Nyland Vinagre Bissouma Mitchell

    1. S.Kuqi
      • 8 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      Get the obvious and go for Ings

      1. S.Kuqi
        • 8 Years
        12 months, 1 day ago

        Just noticed that no Sterling or Kdb. Think one of them should be your priority

        1. IRBOX ⚽
          • 4 Years
          12 months, 1 day ago

          Better value spreading the funds going without two 12.0’s imo. Will re-evaluate roughly around GW10 WC

          1. Dr. Rog
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 12 Years
            12 months, 1 day ago

            You are right as long as you are happy with your perma captain choice. No player is worth more than 10 in the game it’s only because of captaincy that this is so.

            However Most like 2 Uber captaincy options, so They can rotate and play for the fixtures with the armband.

            This guy makes a good point about the glaring city omission in this squad. Your bet is that Salah will be consistently awesome and your overall stronger squad will mitigate kdb*1.5.

            1. IRBOX ⚽
              • 4 Years
              12 months, 1 day ago

              I’ve got 1.6 ITB so it’s not hard to get KDB, however, I need to weigh up some options

              1. Dr. Rog
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 12 Years
                12 months, 1 day ago

                I’d do that then.

      2. IRBOX ⚽
        • 4 Years
        12 months, 1 day ago

        Stats are alarming and was lucky to score today

        1. Zim0
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          12 months, 1 day ago

          Guess he's been lucky for a year then. Guy has some of the most clinical finishing so can't go on just stats.

          1. IRBOX ⚽
            • 4 Years
            12 months, 1 day ago

            You have to admit there was an element of luck to his goal against the Clarets, with a deflection off the defender. 1 shot is not great

            1. Zim0
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              12 months, 1 day ago

              Yes Southampton were sitting back a lot after that drubbing from Spurs but he had an offside goal at the end as well plus on penalties now and with the new handball rules i think he'll do quite well. Werner could be great but for now I'd personally get Ings for what it's worth.

              1. Zim0
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                12 months, 1 day ago

                I couldn't afford him myself though so my front 3 is Jimenez DCL Maupay

            2. Pacer.
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              12 months, 1 day ago

              Doesn't matter how they go in. It would be freakish if they all went in clean.

              He's in the right place at the right time. That's how the best strikers score goals.

      3. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        12 months, 1 day ago

        Agree with this - think Brendan will try and build a more all round game for Leicester with goals coming from multiple sources than relying on Vardy’s counter attack game.

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

      Yep, save.

    3. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      Yeah save team looks good

    4. DAZZ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      I did Werner to Jiminez. I've seen enough. It was painful to watch. Yes he will come good eventually, untill then though, I think it's worth losing him. If I had Jiminez and DCL alongside Werner like yourself, i'd be looking to Ings personally

    5. Dr. Rog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      My thinking is Chelsea scored 3 goals in both their games (I’m going to discount the Liverpool game for obvious reasons). Werner looked lively in all the games. He is still a good option, as is Havertz because if they keep getting 3 a game sooner or later they will haul big. They have great fixtures too. Last night was the time to sell Werner if u were going to, now that you have swallows the drop I’d persist - he will turn into a differential and punish the sellers that’s how fpl works.

      1. IRBOX ⚽
        • 4 Years
        12 months, 1 day ago

        I tend to agree. Stats have been solid. Should have had another assist last GW with Jorginho missing the pen. Unlucky not to score against WBA, only denied by the wood work. His threat is far superior to Ings

      2. DAZZ
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        12 months, 1 day ago

        How many poor performances can you take though before it get's to a point where he isn't punishing sellers? What if he blanks again next week, but scores a week later, is that punishing sellers? at 9.5M 1 assist in 3 games against Brighton, Liverpool and West Brom is no good. I'll give him the benefit of the doubt for the Liverpool game.

        1. IRBOX ⚽
          • 4 Years
          12 months, 1 day ago

          Should have had an assist against Liverpool so 2 returns in 3 and his shot numbers are promising

          1. DAZZ
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            12 months, 1 day ago

            I definitely understand the risks to selling him.

          2. Pacer.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            12 months, 1 day ago

            When you're arguing what a player who has no pedigree in a particular team and league over what a player shouldnt have had against what a player shouldn't have had, who has a pedigree in the team and league, and seems like you're making things hard for yourself

            Nobody needs to be the first person on Werner when he scores.

            1. Pacer.
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              12 months, 1 day ago

              Apologies for appalling syntax. Teach me for posting without my specs. You get the gist

            2. Dr. Rog
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 12 Years
              12 months, 1 day ago

              Chelsea as a team had the 2nd highest xg last season they are good for returns. This season they scored 3 in both games, 6 against Barnsley. Liverpool they went down to 10 men although they did get a pen.

              They have a crisis in defence, and the team is lacking balance and cohesion, but the goals are flying in. United are far more concerning that Chelsea, especially given the pricing of both sets of assets (although I do think Werner is a bit too expensive the Chelsea kids are great value)

              1. Pacer.
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                12 months, 1 day ago

                Bruno remains gold above all Chelsea assets though. Nothing to indicate united will stop winning pens. He never looks like missing. He assists lots of their goals. He loves bonus. They're not playing well and he's still hit a 12 pointer. Guy is practically a cheatplayer

  13. Richarlidad
    • 4 Years
    12 months, 1 day ago

    Anyone else looking to bring in Trossard at some point? Always nice to have a differential that isn't a differential just for the sake of it. I'm probably looking at GW6

    1. Dr. Rog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      One of the options should foden or podence not work out I’d imagine, but not over them as things stand.

    2. IRBOX ⚽
      • 4 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      Maupay with pens edges it for me. Trossard could have had a hat-trick against United though!!

      1. Richarlidad
        • 4 Years
        12 months, 1 day ago

        I agree with you although I can't fit him in ahead of others in that position. Maybe things will change

    3. S.Kuqi
      • 8 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      I am for Podence in gw6

    4. Puntillimon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      On my radar. He’s always looking dangerous

    5. Sad Pablo Arsecobar
      • 5 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      I have him and I like it

  14. fc_skrald
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    12 months, 1 day ago

    Looking forward to the Sheffield Utd game to see if Oliver Burke is actually a decent 4.5 mill option.

  15. LewanGOALski
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    12 months, 1 day ago

    Worth offloading Werner for a -4 hit?

    Ings or DCL or Richarlison would be his replacement.

    1. IRBOX ⚽
      • 4 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      No

    2. Debauchy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      I would (am) hold , not worth a hit , yet

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

      Yes

  16. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    12 months, 1 day ago

    I’m Still fuming about that wood goal

    1. Richarlidad
      • 4 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      Was he onside?

      1. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        12 months, 1 day ago

        On the radio they said he was on and the PL made a statement saying there was a sound issue with Var which meant it couldn’t be checked... I’ll
        Watch it later and it’ll probably be a mile Off

        1. Richarlidad
          • 4 Years
          12 months, 1 day ago

          I just watched the highlights on Youtube and I still can't tell from the angle if he was offside. Looks very very close though which is indeed annoying 🙁

        2. IRBOX ⚽
          • 4 Years
          12 months, 1 day ago

          He was off mate

          1. Steve The Spud
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            12 months, 1 day ago

            Just watched it, looks at least a yard on

            1. THFC4LIFE
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              12 months, 1 day ago

              Sky showed an in-line angle over the offside about 5 mins after it happened, he was off but it was tight

  17. ivantys
    • 1 Year
    12 months, 1 day ago

    Triple Saints bandwagon back when they clean sheet next week?

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      Which three?

      Ings, McCarthy and...

      1. ivantys
        • 1 Year
        12 months, 1 day ago

        And one of the 4.5 defenders. Attacking wise I only fancy Ings, everyone else is garbage.

  18. Old Man
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    12 months, 1 day ago

    Werner must have dropped like a stone after the matches finished. When I last looked yesterday I'm sure that he was something like -29%. Bit of a final kick in the teeth.

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

      Sold by 150k managers since deadline

      Next highest sold was Martial with 90k

      1. Old Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        12 months, 1 day ago

        Cheers - cold comfort I'm afraid.

  19. Whats the Huth
    • 6 Years
    12 months, 1 day ago

    Don’t get DCL rising and not richarlison

    Think everyone realising that richarlison is the better Everton player to own. But yet, people still buying DCL?

    1. DAZZ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      I disagree I think DCL is the man to own, centre forward in a good team for 7.3M is perfect. The supply is great aswell,

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

        7.4m

    2. IRBOX ⚽
      • 4 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      5 goals in 3 is pretty solid evidence. He is constantly in the box and will get on the end of a lot of chances

    3. Galza-The Wanton Trader
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      Yeah, I’m in the Richarlison camp.
      Just got to push the button.

    4. Dr. Rog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      I will wait for the gap to narrow and switch over probably.
      On pens is a massive boon for rich

    5. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      At the initial prices DCL is better value but once his price goes over 7.5 I think the extra is worth it for Richarlison

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

      Cheaper

  20. tc93
    • 3 Years
    12 months, 1 day ago

    WC active, G2G?

    Martinez
    Saiss / James / TAA
    Salah / KDB / Podence / Foden / Son
    DCL / Jimenez

    Button, Lamptey, Michell, Davis.

    1. tc93
      • 3 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      Bump

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

      Again? Arise!

  21. DAZZ
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    12 months, 1 day ago

    I must admit, I am pleasantly surprised at how well James has adjusted to the Premier League. I had my doubts, but 3 games in, and he really is a joy to watch. I thought he might struggle with the pace and intensity, but it hasn't fazed him. The ball to Coleman for DCL's goal was juicy.

    1. Galza-The Wanton Trader
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      He just makes the game look easy.

      The sign of a true quality player...

    2. IRBOX ⚽
      • 4 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      His ball to Digne last GW was one of the best passes I’ve ever seen. Literally threaded the needle and the ball was so good, Digne didn’t expect it to get through to him and he fluffed his lines. Toffees are a joy to watch this season!

      1. Esalman
        • 11 Years
        12 months, 1 day ago

        Played the pass with his weaker foot too.

    3. Zim0
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      Really wish he was on pens. He'd be first name on my team

  22. Cruz88
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    12 months, 1 day ago

    How nailed is Praet, with Maddison coming back into the picture?

    1. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      Certainly not nailed but he'll get regular game time. Too doubtful for me - rather have (and do have) Barnes.

      1. Cruz88
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        12 months, 1 day ago

        I have Barnes too. Was considering replacements for Harrison at the 5.5 level though

  23. tc93
    • 3 Years
    12 months, 1 day ago

    Does anyone know when Ferguson will be back from injury?

    1. Galza-The Wanton Trader
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      I don’t, but I also own Ward, so it’s not a problem for me.

      1. tc93
        • 3 Years
        12 months, 1 day ago

        So is Michell a better player for a WC team?

        1. Galza-The Wanton Trader
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          12 months, 1 day ago

          Until PVAs back

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

      Similar thread yesterday - some concern they have clyne training with them in case it takes longer than expected. I was hoping for after intl break but less sure on that.

      1. Esalman
        • 11 Years
        12 months, 1 day ago

        Also it was played with his weaker right foot.

        1. Esalman
          • 11 Years
          12 months, 1 day ago

          Reply fail

      2. tc93
        • 3 Years
        12 months, 1 day ago

        So michell is better option?

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

          Think van Aanholt is back in training so he may lose his spot soon. However he has looked good so may find a way of playing both. Mitchell for points now, Ferguson in theory for long term But longer he takes more likely they take his spot away. Think there is a 4m for Burnley - dunne?

  24. The Man Pastore
    • 7 Years
    12 months, 1 day ago

    Idid Werner + Martial --> Jimenez + Kane for - 4pts last night. Not sure that was a smart move

    1. DAZZ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      Werner > Jiminez is a good move IMO

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

      Hit wasn’t necessary. Tony to Jimi was enough, ah well gotta roll with it now have faith

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

      Team is 0.3m more value than if you hadn’t. Agree martial to Kane might be hasty though - injuries /Covid =hits now

  25. Pacer.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    12 months, 1 day ago

    As someone who doesn't own DCL, won't have a rolled transfer, already owns 3 Everton players, is playing 2 up front and the one I could step to DCL is Vardy, who I'm loathed to remove as he's Jamie Vardy, is on pens and has WHU next, how sticky is this DCL sitch and how concerned should I be

    Bonus points if you can guess how many commas in that para

    1. Dr. Rog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      If u already own 3 toffees then you are in a sticky situation, but you are probably pretty well covered from an Everton perspective.

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

      If you have 3 Everton, one of them must assist any goals he gets so don’t worry about it. He isn’t getting bonus or pens - as an owner and Everton fan. I would be thinking about Richarlison ahead of him given penalty yesterday anyway.

      1. Pacer.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        12 months, 1 day ago

        Yes his lack of bonus is one thing reassuring me. I own James, Digne and Coleman. None of which I can get really complain about, or say I'm dead set on keeping

      2. Pacer.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        12 months, 1 day ago

        Both the defenders look great attacking wise though. If/when the clean sheets arrive they both look to have 140-180s in them given fitness

    3. Goonsquad245
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      Definitely don’t sell Vardy before WHU

    4. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      7

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

        Nearly

  26. Dr. Rog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    12 months, 1 day ago

    Liverpool and city.

    The rest looks up for grabs with chelski, Man Utd and spuds all starting poorly and arsenal Everton and wolves looking good.

    Who do you reckon will claim 3rd and 4th?

    I’m going to say arsenal (am totally biased) and Everton.

    1. IRBOX ⚽
      • 4 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      Chelsea 3rd
      Everton 4th
      Arsenal 5th
      United 6th

    2. Zim0
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      I'm a united supporter but I'm going everton 3rd and wolves 4th.

  27. CR7 is Home
    • 4 Years
    12 months, 1 day ago

    Should Brewster get his Palace move, do you expect him to start?

    1. Dr. Rog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      Given the the Batman isn’t I would say no.
      Impact sub plus starts in cup matches?

      1. puhd
        • 6 Years
        12 months, 1 day ago

        My thoughts too

    2. tomasjj
      • 7 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      Are palace in the lead here now?

    3. Pukki Blinders
      • 2 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      Can’t see that happening, Palace have plenty of attackers and just signed Bats

      1. tomasjj
        • 7 Years
        12 months, 1 day ago

        agree

    4. Dr. Rog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      Clearly it’s best for him if he goes to utd

      1. tomasjj
        • 7 Years
        12 months, 1 day ago

        agreed

  28. puhd
    • 6 Years
    12 months, 1 day ago

    McCarthy
    TAA Vinagre Justin Taylor Mitchel
    Son Sterling Salah Rodriguez Soucek
    Jimmy Mitro Brewster

    Got 2.5 itb and did Werner to Jinny last night. Willing to take a hit to improve my team:

    A- upgrade Soucek to Foden
    B- upgrade Brewster to a cheap playing forward
    C- Upgrade Mitro to DCL
    D- upgrade Vinagre to Sais or Semedo?

  29. HARLEY
    • 4 Years
    12 months, 1 day ago

    McCarthy
    TAA Doherty Justin KWP
    Salah KDB Son Podence
    Werner Adams
    (Nyland Egan Stephens Brewster)

    1FT 1.5ITB

    a) Werner >> Jimenez
    b) Adams >> DCL

    NEED HELP!

    1. puhd
      • 6 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      I did a

    2. IRBOX ⚽
      • 4 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      Coin toss. Probably B

  30. IRBOX ⚽
    • 4 Years
    12 months, 1 day ago

    Exact funds for the -4. Would you?

    Son, Werner > KDB, Ings

    1. Zim0
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      I would

    2. The 12th Man
      • 8 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      Could work out. You’ll be captaining KDB?

      1. IRBOX ⚽
        • 4 Years
        12 months, 1 day ago

        Would think so yes

    3. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      If Son scores 1-2 today, you won’t want it. And why invest 8.4 in Ings when also many 6-6.5 forwards are scoring as much as him?

      1. IRBOX ⚽
        • 4 Years
        12 months, 1 day ago

        That’s the dilemma.. will be watching eagerly both spurs and City