Scout Notes

Quiet Calvert-Lewin continues ruthless streak as Rodríguez blanks again

Crystal Palace 1-2 Everton

  • Goals: Cheikhou Kouyaté (£5.0m) | Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£7.3m), Richarlison (£8.0m)
  • Assists: Andros Townsend (£6.0m) | Seamus Coleman (£5.0m), Lucas Digne (£6.1m)
  • Bonus points: Richarlison x3, Kouyaté x2, Digne x1

Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£7.3m) went some way to strengthening his Fantasy Premier League appeal as he scored his fifth goal of the season in a 2-1 win at Crystal Palace.

The mid-priced forward was the talk of the town after netting four goals in his first two matches of the season, going into Gameweek 3 backed by 27% of Fantasy managers.

Face-to-face with a defence that had made a positive start to the season, keeping out Southampton and mostly limiting Manchester United, there were some mild fears that Calvert-Lewin’s incredible run might stutter at Selhurst Park – but it did not.

In fact, the player demonstrated something his Fantasy owners will be delighted with: the ability to have a relatively quiet game and yet deliver all the same.

“The performance was difficult. We had difficulties. The first half was quite good, we were able to play as we wanted. The second half was more difficult because Crystal Palace played a good second half putting a lot of pressure on us.” – Carlo Ancelotti

Having lit up his first two outings of the campaign, Calvert-Lewin was largely crowded out by Crystal Palace’s organised defence on Saturday afternoon. Rather than finding himself put through time, and time again, as was the case in Gameweek 2, Everton’s star striker was mostly restricted to half-chances and awkward snatches of the ball from free-kicks and corners.

However, on the rare occasion that he found some space behind Palace’s back-four, he did what all the best forwards do: he found the net.

Seamus Coleman (£5.0m) pounced on a rare lapse of concentration from Tyrick Mitchell (£4.1m) to get around the back in the 10th minute. He cut the ball back for an unmarked Calvert-Lewin who, despite barely getting a mention beforehand, slotted home coolly.

Calvert-Lewin’s increasingly ruthless nature bodes exceptionally well for upcoming fixtures against more favourable defences than what Palace offered on Saturday. Everton face Brighton, Southampton and Newcastle in three of their next four fixtures, each of those sides conceding three goals or more four times so far this season.

Meanwhile, Richarlison (£8.0m) continues to remind Fantasy managers that he is quietly waiting in the background as a viable alternative option in attack.

Not only was he lively as a left-winger in the 4-3-3 system once again, but there is also a chance that the Brazilian is now Ancelotti’s preferred penalty taker.

It was Richarlison who was handed the responsibility for the Toffees’ first-half spot-kick, even though he was sharing the pitch with top goal-scorer Calvert-Lewin and James Rodríguez (£7.6m).

For now, it is difficult to say that the former Watford man is the favoured taker for the whole club, considering that Gylfi Sigurdsson (£6.9m). Obviously, the Icelandic international has lost his place in the team this season, so Richarlison’s chances are good, but we need to see Everton win a penalty when those two players share the pitch before we can categorically install the Brazilian as number one.

By comparison with Calvert-Lewin, James Rodríguez (£7.6m) was arguably the best player on the Selhurst Park pitch on Saturday and yet came away with no Fantasy rewards.

For all his skill, shine, vision and backing of 25.2% of Fantasy managers, the Colombian has now blanked in two from a possible three Premier League outings.

In fact, against Palace, Rodríguez enjoyed an afternoon of ‘assisting the assister’. It was his exquisite through-pass which found Coleman’s penetrative run before the right-back squared for Calvert-Lewin’s goal.

And in the 40th minute, it was Rodríguez’s excellent ball on the counter-attack which put Lucas Digne (£6.1m) through to force a hand-ball and penalty out of Joel Ward (£4.5m).

There were still a number of other opportunities for Rodríguez to get attacking returns, but they did not pan out for his ever-increasing ownership.

In the 29th minute, he played an incredible through-ball to Richarlison on the counter, setting the Brazilian through the middle. However, the forward’s poor first-touch, taken with his right foot when the left would have kept him more central, saw Richarlison drag possession out wide.

Then, shortly after half time, Rodriguez was fouled on the edge of the box and denied Digne’s request to take the direct free-kick. While the Frenchman rattled the crossbar with a fizzing effort in Gameweek 2, Rodríguez produced a tame effort aimed straight at Vincente Guaita (£5.0m).

Rodríguez also aimed a well-placed corner straight at Calvert-Lewin in the 51st minute, only to see the centre-forward screw horribly wide.

For all of Everton’s decent attacking play this season, there do remain some issues defensively. They have kept just one clean sheet in their first three matches of the campaign, despite facing newly-promoted opposition and a side that scored the fewest home goals last season.

With Brighton, Liverpool and Southampton the next three opponents for Everton, Digne owners may have to rely on his attacking returns in the coming weeks.

His assist at Palace came from forcing a handball from Ward, although he continues to do battle with Rodríguez for a say in set pieces.

After a lightning start to the season, Wilfried Zaha (£7.1m) recorded his first blank. While he continues to be deployed out-of-position as a centre-forward alongside Jordan Ayew (£5.9m), the FPL midfielder spent the last 15 minutes shifted back to the flanks after Michy Batshuayi (£ replaced Eberechi Eze (£6.0m).

However, that does not mean Zaha should leave the Fantasy radar, far from it. Gameweek 4 takes Palace to Stamford Bridge, to face a Chelsea defence that conceded three times to West Bromwich Albion on Saturday afternoon.

The fact that Zaha has three goals in as many outings this season, and only Manchester City have registered more away wins against the big six than Palace since May 2015 bodes well for next weekend.

Also worth considering is Andros Townsend (£6.0m) as he registered a third attacking return of the season in Gameweek 3. Having assisted against Southampton, scored past Manchester United and now assisting on Saturday afternoon, the former Spurs man has yet to blank in 2020/21 and was comfortably Palace’s best player in their most recent match.

Crystal Palace XI (4-4-2): Guaita; Mitchell, Sakho, Kouyaté, J Ward; Eze (Batshuayi 75′), McArthur (Riedewald 88′), McCarthy, Townsend; Zaha, Ayew (Benteke 82′).

Everton XI (4-3-3): Pickford; Digne, Keane, Mina, Coleman; Gomes (Sigurdsson 76′), Allan, Doucouré; Richarlison (T Davies 90′), Calvert-Lewin, Rodríguez (Iwobi 86′).

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1,019 Comments Post a Comment
  1. The Legend Squad
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Oooft, did Werner & Wilson to Jimenez & DCL last night. Caught 2 rises, avoided 2 drops. Cheeky 0.4m swing

    1. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Nice decisive action

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

      I did werner and soucek to jimi and foden. 0.3 swing. Hate doing the early transfers but felt like this was worth the rism

    3. Siva Mohan
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      nice moved to got Greek God

      1. Siva Mohan
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        *moves you

    4. Big Ping
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Fingers crossed Jimi doesn't get injured this gameweek!

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

      100% worth the risk. Early transfers at this stage of the season with wild price fluctuations are justified in my book.

  2. Right In The Stanchion
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Captain Salah v Villa next week?

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        KDB

        1. Right In The Stanchion
            2 months, 4 days ago

            Don’t own.

            1. Magic Zico
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              Salah my VC

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

          Nah not away from home

          1. BurnMyBread
              2 months, 4 days ago

              Don't be fooled by variance.

          2. Joey Tribbiani
              2 months, 4 days ago

              Currently VC, Sterling C

          3. money face bandwagon
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            Who is keeping werner

            1. No Professionals
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              Not me

            2. Magic Zico
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              I can’t after that position and display. May come back later down the line.

              1. Ze_Austin
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 4 days ago

                Yeah. There has to be a point where fear of a future haul is trumped by the reality of current performance

            3. Yome
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              I am, pulisic and Ziyech will come into the team. That will help his output. He was unlucky yesterday.

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

              Won 2 pens and hit the bar in 3 weeks... if people think that’s rock bottom then I’d love to see his ceiling.

              He will thrive when he plays central with Ziyech and Puli either side of him

              1. Van der Faart
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 4 days ago

                Not acceptable at his price though. If it was Kane or Jesus doing what hes done they'd be getting pelters from everywhere.

                1. Ze_Austin
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 4 days ago

                  Yup. Case in point: Martial

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

                  What about Vardy? Has he even had a shot on goal yet? Haven’t heard anybody criticise him...
                  Havertz has been worse than him but heaps of people were bringing him in on WC because of a hattrick against Barnsley of all teams

            5. Effe
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              I moved him to DCL last night after seeing him playing left back towards the end of the game yesterday

            6. Rasping Drive
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              I think he’s a case of better to
              own one week late than 5 weeks early.

              1. Magic Zico
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 4 days ago

                Very good point for CHE and MUN

              2. H.E. Pennypacker
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                2 months, 4 days ago

                Robin Friday - what a wild bloke he was.

            7. Red Red Robins
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              2 months, 4 days ago

              Im keeping until Spurs play West Ham, then ill use 2 free tfrs to get rid for Kane. I do want to keep him, but wow he drops deep. Hoping Zyech and Pulisic will make him stay up top more

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

            Mart (Steer)
            TAA Robbo Digne Saiss (Justin)
            (C) KDB Son James Zaha (Reed)
            Jimenez DCL (Davis)

            1 FT. 2.1m ITB

            Any obvious changes, or roll?

            1. Magic Zico
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              No very nice

              1. Ze_Austin
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 4 days ago

                Thanks Z

            2. Hy liverpool
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              Roll

              1. Ze_Austin
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 4 days ago

                Thanks HY

          5. No Professionals
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            Question on the ward handball (joke decision). Digne’s header was bound for richarlison who was in an offside position. Regardless of it being handball or not, surely at the point digne heads it forward it is offside?

            1. mynameisq
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              Handball comes before offside as richarlison could have left it

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

              Too many variables ....
              These pens are making game boring now IMO

            3. Steve The Spud
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              2 months, 4 days ago

              Crazy decision, ruined an otherwise good game

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

            Not sure whether to stick or twist with my transfer this week.

            Martinez/Ryan
            Vinagre, Struijk, Justin, Mitchell, Taylor
            KdB, Sterling, Bruno, Souček, Zaha (very happy with that midfield currently)
            Antonio, Eddie, Kane

            The armband is with Sterling currently. I've 0.9 in the bank and could reasonably make many decent moves... No one on the team is at risk of a drop, barring a Souček disaster. Struijk is 4.0 and any injury to Leeds' backline sees him back in the mix. Vinagre we shall see play later on. The DCL bump last night puts Antonio-DCL out of sight, but I don't think I was ever keen on emptying the wallet anyway.

            1. Pino
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              Your defence is very weak and your team lacks balance. West Ham has very tough fixtures and I would get rid of Antonio.

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

            Can anyone tell me return timeline for PVA & Ferguson ??

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

              Not really, Roy quite elusive about who is back in training

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

                Ha ha
                Thanks mate.

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

              Unknown

              No real estimate as things stand. They had issues that affected previous estimates

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

                Okay
                Thanks mate

          8. Maddamotha
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            So James really out here conceding 3 goals, getting a yellow card, and getting a bonus in a game that ended 3-3?! LOL

            1. diesel001
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              Defenders usually need CS and Chelsea don't look like keeping them.

              1. Maddamotha
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 4 days ago

                He didnt need a CS? Conceded 3 + a yellow card, still got a bonus point.

            2. Rasping Drive
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              He was relentless down the flank, to be fair, but yeah I get your point

              1. Maddamotha
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 4 days ago

                Sure, great player. But I saw him blasting like 3-4 crosses nowhere as well. One ended up being a shot at target I believe, not intentional, but probably got BAPS from that.

          9. Magic Zico
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            Where to spend 1.5M left in the bank?

            Ryan (Martinez)
            TAA Castagne Saiss (Taylor Mitchell)
            Salah KDB James Podence (Burke)
            Jimenez DCL Wood

            1. Van der Faart
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              Upgrade the bench

              1. Ze_Austin
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 4 days ago

                Burke (OOP mid, rotating), Taylor (long-term nailed), Mitchell (short/mid-term nailed)

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

              Seems we're both going in strong with a lot in the bank

              Roll too. All the right boxes in all slots of the XI

              1. Magic Zico
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 4 days ago

                I am eyeing James to Barnes or Zaha GW5 then saving even more money. Probably Woods to Ings later or keep money for MUN and CHE guys when ready.

                1. Ze_Austin
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 4 days ago

                  Yeah, these and other possible future moves could improve the team. Love how money ITB with a performing team allows max flexibility with 2 FTs

            3. Hy liverpool
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              Probably next Son for james?

              1. Hy liverpool
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 4 days ago

                Week*

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

                This
                Posted a comment.
                Don't know where it went 😀

                1. Ze_Austin
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 4 days ago

                  Halley's Comet
                  Amey's Comment

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

                    😀

            4. Eat my goal!
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              Nice team - James to son

              1. Magic Zico
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 4 days ago

                Need 0.1 ggrrr otherwise already done

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

              Podence to Foden..
              If he doesn't play, you have a nice bench to come in

          10. Van der Faart
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            Morning all, This seems like an easy switch straight away yeah?
            Werner and Wilson to DCL and Jimenez (-4) and leaves me this set up for next week

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

            1. W
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              Looks good, shame you didn't do it before last night and avoid the 0.4 price swing 🙁

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

                I agree 0.4 is a massive swing but I wouldn't recommend taking hits when only 4 of the games have been played & bringing in a player who hasn't played yet?

                1. Van der Faart
                  • 9 Years
                  2 months, 4 days ago

                  I wont be making the change until theyve played today and he comes through unscathed. Early moves are not something I like to do usually

                2. W
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 4 days ago

                  Yeah, I agree and probably would have held off myself... But if they are set on those transfers it would be frustrating to lose out on the cash

              2. Bam Bam Bigelow
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 4 days ago

                Some early hits are worth the gamble to increase TV at this stage of the season

          11. Eat my goal!
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            Lining up Havertz to pereira, James to TAA

            1 more GW to assess

            I hate that I put James in my team on my WC, I’m not even sure I meant to

            1. Gudjohnsen
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              He'll get attacking returns dor sure but that defence is awful tbh.

            2. Siva Mohan
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              didn't get James on WC

              to spend 5+ on a defender I want him to get CS first and then some attacking returns.

              James is not an option for CS points. FL can't fix the defence even if you give him world's best back 4 (Chelsea fan here)

              He is good in crosses but no end product with Tammy or Werner up top.

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

              Guarantee you meant to 😉
              Just didn’t expect Chelsea to be that woeful, nobody did

              1. Eat my goal!
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 4 days ago

                Honestly when he was on -1 I started slating him, saying this is why you don’t choose him - ‘looks at team’ - shite! Played about with so many last minute changes!!!

            4. Hy liverpool
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              pereira is a baller, trossard is another good option too and plays for a better team

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

                Their fixtures are nice too

              2. Eat my goal!
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 4 days ago

                Yeah, reasonable fixtures too

                Need to prepare for the Liverpool run too from GW 6 onwards

              3. Magic Zico
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 4 days ago

                I like Trossard

            5. Sgt Frank Drebin
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              For me Reece James has more attacking potential than any 5m or 5.5m midfielder or striker (except Podence)

            6. Rasping Drive
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              I got him in, too. I still think he’s good value

              1. Steve The Spud
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                2 months, 4 days ago

                Good chance they will sure up a bit as well

                Remember how mental everyone went over s’ton? Manager will make a few changes and next week they get a CS

              2. Eat my goal!
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 4 days ago

                1/2 gws to provide and then he’s upgraded - if chelsea do improve he might get a stay of execution

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

            Bench one:

            A) Justin (WHU)
            B) James (CPA)
            C) Grealish (LIV)

            1. Hy liverpool
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              C most probably

            2. Herman Toothrot
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              Probably Grealish

            3. Siva Mohan
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              C

            4. Effe
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              C

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

              Unanimous and where I am currently at. No Pool defence so if Grealish returns means he will have wiped a Pool CS.

          13. diesel001
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            Werner looking like a flop like other big Chelsea signings such as Mutu, Shevchenko, Veron, and Torres.

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

              Great assessment after just 3 games...

              1. diesel001
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 4 days ago

                It is true though. He doesn't look like a guy who is showing the personality of stepping up and saying 'I'm the man, I'm going to lead', I'm going to be the action man that makes this Chelsea team successful'.

                Compare him to Fernandes, Aubameyang, Tevez and similar players who go and try and take the game by the scruff of the neck and pull their team up even if it is kicking and screaming.

                1. BurnMyBread
                    2 months, 4 days ago

                    This reads like a parody of English commentators.

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

                    Just because he doesn’t have leadership qualities doesn’t make him a flop, he’s played 3 for his new club in a new league he will adapt, he has plenty of potential... not to mention Lampard shuffling him around putting him in 3 different positions in 3 games

              2. Rasping Drive
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                2 months, 4 days ago

                He’ll come good

                1. Magic Zico
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 4 days ago

                  This

              3. Siva Mohan
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 4 days ago

                no .. he is adapting.

                With Pulisic back and when Kai plays #10 you will see his potential. Mount and Kai switching roles isn't helping anyone.

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

                Amen

              5. IRBOX ⚽
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 4 days ago

                Chelsea should be top 3-4 for xG and with Ziyech and Pulisic back their quality will shine through. Werner will do well

            2. Sgt Frank Drebin
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              I made such a stupid mistake by starting with Dale Stephens. Forgot that if people sell the bench fodder to change formation he will drop soon. And he was highly owned. Here he is at 4 4m...

              1. Siva Mohan
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 4 days ago

                good to get in less owned bench fodders .. goalies and mids fall first

                1. Sgt Frank Drebin
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 4 days ago

                  Yup, I did it for all the bench fodders except Stephen's. Didn't even expect he is so highly owned!

                  1. Siva Mohan
                    • 8 Years
                    2 months, 4 days ago

                    owned Greenwood last time and he went down to 4.3/4.2 and then rest is history

            3. Brosstan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              People who should retire after gw3

              DCL non owners
              Ings non owners
              Frank 'Fraud' Lampard

              1. IRBOX ⚽
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 4 days ago

                Add yourself to the list 😆

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

                  I'm a DCL non owner 😉

              2. pingissimus
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 4 days ago

                Slight change of mind about Ings then?

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

                  My argument against Ings was mainly for gw1 team as he was very likely to drop in price if blanking .. which happened. He's essential now though 😉

                  1. pingissimus
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 4 days ago

                    There was me thinking you said neither he nor Jim would get close to 200 points and were poor value. 😀

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

                      I did say almost that but penalty rules has changed things a lot to be fair

              3. Magic Zico
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 4 days ago

                Maupay haters as well?

            4. IRBOX ⚽
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              Sheff U vs Leeds will be an interesting affair. Sheffield last season with one of the better defences in the league, and Leeds far outperforming their xG. The championship winners from last season are in the bottom 4 for this stat which shows they aren’t creating a lot but are finishing at a very clinical level. I think Sheffield to be a bottom 6 this team season and think Leeds will get the job done

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

                First Yorkshire derby in a while

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

                Sheffield looked shell shocked after losing Hendo (which was expected, ffs) then got a relegated team's keeper to replace him

                For a system so highly reliant on their GK producing MOTM saves and distribution out the back every day to plug the gaps in quality elsewhere, this was terrible. I haven't forgiven them, and I think they might be targets for captaincy soon enough

                Per the prediction: could go either way, I think. But I'll have to agree with you on Leeds probably pulling a win out of this

              3. Eat my goal!
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 4 days ago

                I think Sheffield Utd are going to struggle this year - relegation looms

                I expect Leeds to win comfortably

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

                0-1

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

              Damn, missed the DCL rise & now can’t blaaady afford him by 0.1m. What to do?

              McCarthy
              TAA, VVD, Bellerin, Holding
              Salah, KDB, Son, Foden
              Jimenez, Antonio

              Steer, Mitchell, Bissouma, Davis
              Bank 0.9m, 1FT

              1. Sarnab
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 4 days ago

                I would sell one of Bellerin/Holding

                1. Jinswick
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  2 months, 4 days ago

                  That’s the plan for next week. Don’t mind doubling up for SHU this week.

                  1. Sarnab
                    • 9 Years
                    2 months, 4 days ago

                    Nice, go for it
                    Save then and do a double transfer next week

              2. Siva Mohan
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 4 days ago

                Bellerin to Wolves defender
                Antonio to DCL
                Holding out

                1. Jinswick
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  2 months, 4 days ago

                  -8? Cerrrazy

                  Think I’m resigned to saving the FT

                  1. Siva Mohan
                    • 8 Years
                    2 months, 4 days ago

                    could you do first 2 ?

                    1. Jinswick
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      2 months, 4 days ago

                      Only if getting Vineagre

              3. Concrete
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 4 days ago

                Bellerin out to 4.5

              4. pingissimus
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 4 days ago

                Forget

                He really wasn't all that yesterday and neither were Everton who chose to sit back on a lead. Save for Ings - better player better GI and on pens

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

              Wc time-thoughts? 0.2itb.

              -Martinez-Nyland
              --TAA--KWP--Lamptey--Justin-Mitchell --KDB--Salah--Son--Jrod--Anguissa
              --Jimmy--Dcl--Mitro.

              Thanks a lot guys.

              1. W
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 4 days ago

                That's definitely not worth a wc imo... Unless that's your wc team?

            7. tc93
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              WC active, any glaring areas I need to improve on? From my side looks pretty solid

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

              Button, Lamptey, Michell, Davis/Brewster.

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

              McCarthy
              TAA Robbo Vinagre Shaw Ferguson
              Salah KDB Podence Soucek Bissouma
              Werner Martial Mitrovic

              0.4ITB 1FT

              Probably just going to do Martial -> Jimenez but tempted to wildcard because it's going to badly

              Thoughts?

              1. Collie01
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 4 days ago

                Not a WC

            9. BNMC
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 4 days ago

              Which of these moves is most likely to justify a -4 for one week only? (I'm WC in GW5)

              1. Wilson to Jimenez (I have Ings)
              2. Rashford to Mane/Salah/KDB (I have Sterling)
              3. Saka/ASM to Barnes

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

                Probably 2 if you're gonna captain the player you bring in. Otherwise no hits for 1 week for me

            10. PogBruno
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              Sterling captain, anything more than KDB and Salah plz

            11. Legohair
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              Would you WC this team?

              McCarthy-Steer
              TAA-Justin-KWP-Mitchell-Saliba
              Salah-KDB-Son-Greenwood-Stephens
              Werner-Mitro-Adams

              1. PogBruno
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 4 days ago

                No

              2. Siva Mohan
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 4 days ago

                looks good on paper

                DCL, Jimenez scores will hurt you

                1. Legohair
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 4 days ago

                  I was thinking yesterday that im gonna do mitro&werner to Jimenez&DCL for a hit but then i forget to do it before i went to sleep and now i cant do it anymore, 0.1 too short. Is mitro&werner&gwood to jim&dcl&podence stupid move for - 8?

              3. Jafalad
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 4 days ago

                Nope. You have all the main players.

            12. FPL_trail_runner
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              2 months, 4 days ago

              Keeping it patient again for week 4 most likely after some thinking. Gona save some transfers unless Sterling needs to become KDB after tonights game. Would be worthwhile to have 2 FT for week 5.

              Mesiler
              Keane TAA Saiss Justin
              Sterling (c) Salah Rashford Hamez
              DCL Jimi

              Steer, Ayling Bissouma, brewster

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

                Sterling to KDB isn’t a move to be made this week with Leeds next for City, regardless of how today pans out

                1. FPL_trail_runner
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  2 months, 4 days ago

                  All depends on formation for me

                  If KDB is no 10 going into the future, + pens as we know I will take the short term loss (away to leeds for Sterling) to make a longterm gain

                  My selection of Sterling prior to Week 2 was with Sterling v KDB at no.8

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

                    Can’t see KDB playing no.10 with City missing a true number 9... it’s why I went with Sterling over KDB for the next few but we will see

                    1. FPL_trail_runner
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      2 months, 4 days ago

                      Could be right

                      Happy with our differential this week. You captain him also?

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

                        Last minute change to Werner :/

                        Even without captaincy a haul will do me good though due to ownership... though a tad scared without kdb

              2. Jafalad
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 4 days ago

                I like how you have a bit of Leeds in your team. 😉

            13. JurgenRodgers
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              Werner to Ings + £1m is so tempting

              But also could back fire

              This game lol

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

                Keep Werner

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

                Every move can backfire

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

                Wouldn’t do it

            14. Right In The Stanchion
                2 months, 4 days ago

                Man City 1 Leicester 1
                West Ham 1 Wolves 1

                With low ownership players please

                1. mynameisq
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 4 days ago

                  You're gonna need a bigger sofa

                2. Eat my goal!
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 4 days ago

                  You must be still dreaming

              • Right In The Stanchion
                  2 months, 4 days ago

                  Wouldn’t mind a Bamford brace today

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

                    This isn’t the championship

                  2. Jafalad
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    2 months, 4 days ago

                    A Rodrigo goal or two would be more beneficial. Need to get him up and running.

                • Steve The Spud
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  2 months, 4 days ago

                  Total points combined from all my defenders after 2.5 GW‘S

                  13

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

                    Ha Ha
                    It's a sign i guess

                    1. Steve The Spud
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      2 months, 4 days ago

                      Never mind I just added all the gk points and it’s not looking so bad

                      15

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

                        😆

                  2. CONNERS
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 4 days ago

                    I feel your pain. Have gone without Pool def for now due to the number of high scoring games.

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

                  Captain:

                  A) Ings (WBA)
                  B) KDB (lee)

                  1. Jafalad
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    2 months, 4 days ago

                    KDB.

                  2. mynameisq
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 4 days ago

                    Kev

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

                    You really are an early organiser aren’t you

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

                      What if I got hit by a bus?

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

                    Kevin

                • sunzip14
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 4 days ago

                  Better combo?

                  A) Ryan+KWP
                  B) McCarthy+Lamptey
                  C) Martinez+ Lamptey/KWP?