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 Tinkerman
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    So, Richarlison is the Everton penalty taker now? Think I will hold!

    1. The Tinkerman
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      ... on the basis I can’t see Siggy starting many games this year, unless James/others are injured.

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

      think he was given the pen as he didn't get on scoring list in first 2 GWs

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

        This can be the case too.
        It was a good pen though May keep them

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

          Still rate Hames over him

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

        Think so too

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

        At 1-1? Absolutely no chance.

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

      Yes, 100%

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

      Yes. I don't know why people are so eager to put down his penalty taking duties. Just more in hope that Hot Rod takes them than anything I feel.

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

        He is a superb pen taker I don't get where this questioning of his ability to do it comes from really.... he is also the official pen taker for Brazil... let that sink in... Brazil the most technical squad in the world... with Neymar, Coutinho, etc, etc...

  2. The Mighty Hippo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Haha, I've just had a look at Werner's heat map on the Members Area. He was all over the place in the game against West Brom. It's a wonder he didn't have a wee stint in goal just for completeness.

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

      its like he is trying to hard.

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

        Saw something similar with Torres originally when be moved to Chelsea

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

          Torres looked a flop from the word go.. Werner will come good

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

            He will, just not as good as people are expecting. He'll be good, nothing more imo. Puli will have to be the world class carrier of the team

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

              Overrating Pulisic too much here. Good player but world class and carrying the team? nah

            2. stat sifter 888888
                2 months, 4 days ago

                I said from the start he'll get about the same amount as Tammy got last year with Puli not far behind and Ziyech leading assists. They will play well together when they're fit but they need each other to be effective.

      2. Silent Friend
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        headless chicken running around dont know what to do

        1. stat sifter 888888
            2 months, 4 days ago

            Chelsea have a squad depth problem with wingers when Pulisic and Ziyech both out. Werner has to play a combo of roles at the minute. If he had more goals everyone would be saying how clever and unpredictable it was lol.

        2. Baines on Toast...
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Bad coaching! See the hot topics

          1. stat sifter 888888
              2 months, 4 days ago

              Chelsea have a squad depth problem with wingers when Pulisic and Ziyech both out. Werner has to play a combo of roles at the minute. If he had more goals everyone would be saying how clever and unpredictable it was lol.

        3. nkhoughton
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          How's this for now?

          Pickford
          Saiss Dunne Fernandinho Justin
          Salah Son Rodriguez Sterling
          Raul DCL

          Nyland Mitchell Klich Davis?

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

            Sterling over KDB. Respect bro

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

          Do we think Mount keeps his place in the team for a while?

          Frank clearly a fan and played well yesterday

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

            Yeah looks like he will play as long as the others are out.

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

            For sure, he's Frank's Mr dependable

          3. stat sifter 888888
              2 months, 4 days ago

              Hopefully he can come into midfield alongside Havertz (if he has to start) and Kante when Pulisic and Ziyech come back. Always plays well but midfield is so bloated now.

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

            I was planning Perreira to Barnes.
            Have exactly 1.0 itb.

            But seeing Perreira he is so vital to this team

            Should I still do it or should I replace Wilson with Maupay?

            Thanks guys

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

              I'd keep Pereira.
              Wilson to Maupay looks decent move Yes

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

                Yeah looks more sensible but I love next 2 Leicesters games m ..
                Torn...

            2. stat sifter 888888
                2 months, 4 days ago

                Leicester will create more chances now Maddison is coming back into the side and will improve again when Pereira comes back. West Brom are a solid counter-attacking team playing at their ceiling. Your call.

                1. stat sifter 888888
                    2 months, 4 days ago

                    *Leicester's Ricardo Pereira btw

                  • Peter Ouch
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 4 days ago

                    For sure they will but don't know what impact will have on barns' game.
                    Last year with Maddison in Barnes had less chances as he moves more deeply the L and that accumulates more players on the left giving barns less space

                    1. stat sifter 888888
                        2 months, 4 days ago

                        Bang on the money. Barnes will have fewer shots than he is having now, no doubt as Maddison will look for the pocket to have a pop. However, he might get more quality chances/1 vs 1's instead of having to run with the ball from further back if someone better is threading balls through. Might also benefit from Vardy having the same thing. As you seem to know your stuff I have confidence that you know what to watch out for to make the call.

                        1. stat sifter 888888
                            2 months, 4 days ago

                            Not trying to hype either player btw as Pereira is just as likely to score, just talking about the relative strengths of their teams.

                  • Dark Side Of The Loon!
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 4 days ago

                    Looks decent for GW4?

                    Martinez
                    VVD James Vinagre/ Lamptey
                    Salah Sterling KDB Foden Podence
                    DCL Ings

                    Steer Mitchell Brewster

                    1. stat sifter 888888
                        2 months, 4 days ago

                        Looks alright.

                    2. Zrinkec
                        2 months, 4 days ago

                        I changed yesterday Jimenez for Werner, i am now in doubt i have problem in my defense cause of bad bench. I have TAA/Justin/Ayling/Buur/Ferguson. Should i take -4 hit and take Ayling out for Saiss or Semedo cause of easy schedule, should i do that next week and avoid -4 hit but keep Ayling vs City or should i kick Buur out and take somebody 5.0m or under like Lamptey and have 4 people in rotation for next 4-5 weeks, since i plan to use wc after week 8 when most of my team start to have tough schedule?

                        1. stat sifter 888888
                            2 months, 4 days ago

                            You took Jimmy out of your team or into it? I would pick defenders based on attacking returns AND expected clean sheets/defensive strength personally, rather than getting lower attacking options in what is probably a marginally stronger defence.

                          • g40steve
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 2 Years
                            2 months, 4 days ago

                            Play your WC when the team needs it.
                            Watch the games today & tomorrow to see if any gems emerge?

                          • Peter Ouch
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 2 Years
                            2 months, 4 days ago

                            If you take a hit for a defender, and you get the clean sheet you'll just cover hits' points.

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

                          A. Son Barnes Robbo Coady
                          B. Sterling Podence VVD KWP

                          1. Evasivo
                            • 10 Years
                            2 months, 4 days ago

                            B for me

                        3. Og
                          • 4 Years
                          2 months, 4 days ago

                          Taking my man u defender out for a hit. Money not an option. Is trent the one or someone else?

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

                            Money not an issue

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

                              Has to be Trent then

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

                            Trent is always the one
                            I am on double pool defence as they are the vest midfielders in that price bracket

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

                            If money isn't an issue, Trent is always the one.

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

                            Yes, Trent is the one

                          5. g40steve
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 2 Years
                            2 months, 4 days ago

                            See how they play, if they lose the clean sheet I can see Trent dropping.

                        4. The Legend Squad
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 6 Years
                          2 months, 4 days ago

                          Crazy how many captained Werner. A player yet to score a PL goal!

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

                            don't captain a Chelsea player how bad the opposition is .. I would say the same about Arsenal too.

                          2. Pumpy Pro
                            • 11 Years
                            2 months, 4 days ago

                            Great analysis. You should apply to be a pro pundit .

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

                            Not going to remain goalless forever now is he

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

                          If there's some good to take from Werners blank it's that Bubz had him(c). I do enjoy his meltdowns 😉

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

                            and Hames blanked too

                            Bubz will raise again

                            1. Pumpy Pro
                              • 11 Years
                              2 months, 4 days ago

                              will moan again

                          2. Pumpy Pro
                            • 11 Years
                            2 months, 4 days ago

                            Hahahaha

                          3. John Nerdelbaum
                            • 8 Years
                            2 months, 4 days ago

                            3 things certain in this life
                            Death
                            Taxes
                            Bubz moaning about something when he has a gazillion points

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

                          Ings cappo next week let's gooo

                          1. Giggs Boson
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 9 Years
                            2 months, 4 days ago

                            Sterling v Leeds easy for me.

                            If you were going pure fixture, it's Ings, but but Sterling gets a lot more chances than Ings in worse fixtures...

                            1. g40steve
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 2 Years
                              2 months, 4 days ago

                              All a board choo choo choo

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

                              Leeds vs Man City

                              goals goals goals everywhere

                            3. Baines on Toast...
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 10 Years
                              2 months, 4 days ago

                              If you have sterling I think you have to captain him for this. I might bring him in for a salah but I think I would rather hold the transfer for the international break

                              1. Giggs Boson
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 9 Years
                                2 months, 4 days ago

                                I have both Sterling & KDB. Captaining KDB this week, Sterling next week.

                                I think KDB suits the Leicester game, and Sterling suits the Leeds game.

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

                                  Will be in Ayling's pocket.

                                  1. Giggs Boson
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 9 Years
                                    2 months, 4 days ago

                                    I hadn't considered that. Mane was wrecked by Ayling...

                                    Well thanks for that, you've added doubt. Going to have to research it. AWB pocketed Sterling, so it is doable...

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

                                      Sterling might play as a false nine with foden and mahrez up front thou!
                                      Anyways i think he is the best captain option next week along with sadio mane (weird choice i know).

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

                              Im tempted to do Salah to Sterling for this reason

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

                          So is Werner a priority remove with CPL next?

                          I'm struggling to do it. I have all the options available - Jimi, Ings, Richarlison...

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

                            if you have then keep but wait on Pulisic news

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

                            I would get rid.
                            Not cause of him, cause of his team.
                            They just don't know how to play and connect.

                            More potential on ings Jimenez DCL maupay Mitrovic

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

                            Do you even have him?

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

                              I play FanTeam. And those decisions are much more difficult to me. My FPL team I've wildcarded and have a clear path. I know what I'm doing. But in FanTeam it's different. Murkier by far.

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

                                True. I would prefer jimmy atm.
                                Wolves will be more offensive side + no EL games too + Chelsea form is a big question mark + Palace and southampton are not that good fixtures imo.

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

                          Done Werner timings last night would you do asm to Roden or Brewster to mitro?

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

                            Would wait until City play to do the former

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

                              Yeah true but just trying to feel it out don’t really want to play Mitchell again so either upgrade def mid or striker

                        9. Mr. O'Connell
                          • 8 Years
                          2 months, 4 days ago

                          Waited all week for Werner to drop while on WC, then as soon as the GW starts there he goes.

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

                            late night fire sale

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

                            Same here... in a way glad he didn’t drop else could have become tempted to get him in for Albion 😀

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

                          WC active, any glaring areas I need to improve on?

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

                          Button, Lamptey, Michell, Davis/Brewster.

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

                            Looks good
                            So many options to say that's a wc isn't good now

                          2. Mr. O'Connell
                            • 8 Years
                            2 months, 4 days ago

                            Got a feeling you won't be picking Foden or Podence after today

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

                            I'd strongly consider ings.

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

                          Not sure if already discussed but Werner dropped last night but he was less than -50% on FPL stats when I last checked (I think around 22:00 UK time). Was it massive sales later on or just the algorithm not quite there yet for this season?

                          1. Obi Wan Elokobi
                            • 9 Years
                            2 months, 4 days ago

                            Yeah same here. Thought I’d be safe to wait for Jimi to play today oh well

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

                              The frustrating thing is that I was planning to do Werner to Ings who had already played. It's only 0.1 but I know at some point I will be 0.1 short of a transfer

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

                            FFfix had it right

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

                              Thanks for the tip, I'll make sure I check that as well in the future

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

                            The guy said it was a problem with the algorithm - fixed now.

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

                              Can I ask where you are seeing that comment please? On the FPL stats site?

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

                                Fpl statistics Twitter account. Was tweeted some days ago

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

                                  Ah ok, thanks

                        12. Don Kloppeone
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          2 months, 4 days ago

                          Another awful GW (so far) and starting to wonder if my patience in holding off on WC is just stupidity now!

                          Is there any way to salvage this lot without playing the WC?

                          Bavies, Werner, double SOU def, Martial, no Jimi or Ings.... the list goes on

                          Oh and I’m currently sitting at 3.4M OR lol

                          1FT 1.5itb
                          McCarthy*, Steer
                          TAA, Davies*, KWP*, Taylor, Mitchell
                          Salah, KDB, Rodriguez, Podence, Soucek
                          Werner*, Martial*, Brewster

                          A) Just play the damn WC
                          B) Martial > Jimi (FT)
                          C) Davies > Digne (FT)
                          D) Martial, Davies > Jimi, Digne (-4)
                          E) Something else?

                          Cheers

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

                            Similar circumstances.
                            I'm playing WC.
                            Can't take it anymore
                            Having another pathetic GW

                            1. Vazza
                                2 months, 4 days ago

                                Who is in your current team?

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

                                  Team is linked mate 🙂

                                  Looking at 4/5 changes min. (In starting 11 that is)

                              • Don Kloppeone
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 3 Years
                                2 months, 4 days ago

                                It’s painful isnt it bro!

                                I’m really not sure. Losing so much ground but also feel like I’ve missed so many price rises/ drops that maybe it’s best to hold off now and just take a hit or two!

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

                                  Hmmm
                                  Avoiding key players has hurt us

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

                                    I agree and I never normally start this badly but I also would never normally rush to WC in the first 4 GWs!

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

                              Double SOU defence is absolutely fine this week. You can bench Davies if you need to too.

                              Priority for me would be selling martial, I would do Martial to Ings/Jiménez and Soucek to foden for -4, but wait until Thursday night earliest

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

                                Not sure re Foden. Will he get enough mins to justify?

                                You’re prob right re SOU def for now though.

                                Cheers

                            3. Pumpy Pro
                              • 11 Years
                              2 months, 4 days ago

                              I would probably lose Martial and werner for ings and jimi

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

                                Definitely tempting given their form!!

                                Thanks

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

                              The midfield and defence is fine.

                              Fix the forwards, obvious move is DCL and Ings if you can't afford Vardy or Kane.

                              A change often backfires.

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

                                Not Jimi?

                                Vardy and Kane don’t appeal tbh. Aren’t justifying their price tags (Kane won’t play vs that shambolic display from SOU again)

                                But I think I agree that the forwards are def the biggest issue atm

                          2. FOO FIGHTER
                            • 1 Year
                            2 months, 4 days ago

                            Does it really matter who you have in defence? At the rate things are going does not look like cleanies are going to exist.

                            We saw yesterday KWP owners licking their lips.

                            Cheap as chips at the back looks like the way to go.

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

                              More to do with poor Burnley.
                              But I agree with your premise. Better to go light or maybe with TAA as your only premium. These new handball VAR rules are completely rubbish which are impacting CS.

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

                              TAA and four ubers. Things will settle down as per previous years.

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

                                What’s an Uber? 4.5 rotatable?

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

                                  Yep. Ultra-cheap defender...preferably 4.0 or under.

                            3. Ajax Hamsterdam
                              • 6 Years
                              2 months, 4 days ago

                              things wont last this way imo. still rather have digne than kwp.

                              1. FOO FIGHTER
                                • 1 Year
                                2 months, 4 days ago

                                With VAR and ludicrous penalty rules an expensive defence is useless.

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

                              happy with my 7 pts between my 3 def's costing me 13m with Martinez still to play.

                              1. FOO FIGHTER
                                • 1 Year
                                2 months, 4 days ago

                                Who do you have in defence?

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

                                  Martinez
                                  Lamptey Taylor Mitchell Dunne Justin

                          3. Mr. O'Connell
                            • 8 Years
                            2 months, 4 days ago

                            That Werner/Havertz hot topic is world class. Just wish it had been posted 2 days ago.

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

                              I think if chelsea played well, it wouldn't be posted.

                              1. stat sifter 888888
                                  2 months, 4 days ago

                                  Agreed, there's no point reading long-term things apart from with the defence until Pulisic and Ziyech come back. The difference for Werner in particular and Havertz for that matter would be immeasurable.

                              2. Giggs Boson
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 9 Years
                                2 months, 4 days ago

                                As Simon March said, it was a tad harsh on Lampard, but quality post nonetheless.

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

                              It's not that West Brom doesn't want to defend

                              It seems they're just incapable of doing so

                              Clear targets for FPL attackers now. Werner didn't quite cut it, but that felt more due to Lampard than his shortcomings. See what Mount and Havertz were able to pull off from an underwhelming team performance

                              The sheer volume of Reece crosses too

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

                                I have no idea what havertz was doing there

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

                                  I meant FPL points (5), not performance

                                  That was woeful from Chelsea

                                  Meaning it might only get worse against other teams, even when West Brom builds a "healthy" lead

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

                                    Pulisic is needed badly imo.

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

                                target defence of ..

                                West Brom
                                Fulham
                                West Ham
                                Leeds
                                Newcastle

                                etc

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

                                  I’ll add SOU as well for good attacking teams.
                                  Burnley just didn’t have enough teeth last evening.

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

                                    SOU had a bad week last season against LEI CITY .. looks a one off

                                    their defence is still highly rated

                                    1. stat sifter 888888
                                        2 months, 4 days ago

                                        Have you missed all of their games apart from Burnley this year lol? They cannot defend pace and long-balls.

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

                                    Funnily enough, West Ham's defensive stats haven't been particularly bad for a while now

                                    They look porous on the eye test. But for some reason, they somehow... Aren't? Confuses me

                                    1. stat sifter 888888
                                        2 months, 4 days ago

                                        Their whole team is shocking and lacks motivation apart from Rice and Antonio, who are both playing in the wrong positions.

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

                                          Yes.

                                    2. stat sifter 888888
                                        2 months, 4 days ago

                                        Newcastle don't deserve to be there ahead of Southy/Sheff/Villa/Burnley(short-term) lol.

                                  3. Gazza2000
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 8 Years
                                    2 months, 4 days ago

                                    Think I will keep Werner for now.

                                    Martial needs to go first for DCL or Jimmy.

                                    1. Whats the Huth
                                      • 5 Years
                                      2 months, 4 days ago

                                      Richarlison

                                      1. Gazza2000
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 8 Years
                                        2 months, 4 days ago

                                        Nah, rather have DCL

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

                                      good.. wouldn't bet on Martial against Che, Ars & Spurs in next 4

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

                                      Martial is back to his best, being uninvolved and sulky 😆

                                    4. Mr. O'Connell
                                      • 8 Years
                                      2 months, 4 days ago

                                      Holding him for the next 2. Fully expect Ings and Richarlison to be more expensive than him by the time I sell.

                                      1. Gazza2000
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 8 Years
                                        2 months, 4 days ago

                                        At least you can afford the drops 😉

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

                                    guys, thoughts on this - trying to get sterling alongside KDB and salah in option B - are the downgrades to the other players that bad?

                                    A. Son Barnes Robbo Coady
                                    B. Sterling Podence VVD KWP

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

                                      C. Sterling Barnes Saiss KWP

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

                                    Which Brighton assets to consider?
                                    They could do OK this season, and have some good value-for-money players.

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

                                      Lamptey or none

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

                                        Nope. The pen taker.

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

                                          you see them getting pens regularly? go Maupay

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

                                        You’re joking... Maupay Tross?

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

                                      Ryan and Lumptey. Maupier has started the season well and is on pens.

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

                                      Watchlist candidates Lampt, Maupay and Tross

                                    4. FOO FIGHTER
                                      • 1 Year
                                      2 months, 4 days ago

                                      Maupay on penalties and Brighton playing attacking football plus his spot is not at risk.

                                    5. stat sifter 888888
                                        2 months, 4 days ago

                                        Defenders.

                                      • Gazza2000
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 8 Years
                                        2 months, 4 days ago

                                        Really like Trossard and Lamptey

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

                                        Maupay or trossard

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

                                        Bissouma the best 4.5 bench fodder in the game

                                    6. FISSH
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 7 Years
                                      2 months, 4 days ago

                                      Another 0.2 lost because of early price rises. Its so annoying that people can't even wait until the game week is over!!!

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

                                        Blame the Millenials.

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

                                        Werners price drop annoyed me. I was aware of it yesterday and intended to do Werner > Ings but alas I got shittfaced and forgot to do the move last night 😀

                                      3. Evasivo
                                        • 10 Years
                                        2 months, 4 days ago

                                        That's the game mate, if you want to beat the prices you've got to grab your balls and transfer early!

                                    7. Weasel Boy
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 8 Years
                                      2 months, 4 days ago

                                      Werner to ings seems a great transfer but no doubt he'll blank next week and Werner scores.

                                      1. liverpool01
                                        • 2 Years
                                        2 months, 4 days ago

                                        Not gonna blank against West Brom lol

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

                                        keep him he blanks .. sell him he scores

                                        #LifeinFPL

                                      3. Ajax Hamsterdam
                                        • 6 Years
                                        2 months, 4 days ago

                                        it is SO tempting but am keeping werner one more week. not because i think he ll do well, even though the fixture is not that bad, but because with 2 tf it will give me better options to replace him imo

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

                                          This - exactly the same

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

                                        Chelsea team won’t settle until Pulisic/Zieh have played A couplevof matches, so would wait, but then they can get really good

                                    8. liverpool01
                                      • 2 Years
                                      2 months, 4 days ago

                                      Mccarthy
                                      Taa, Saiss, Justin, Taylor, Lascelles
                                      Salah, Kdb, Son
                                      Jimenez, Ings

                                      Button, Asm, Davis, Bissouma

                                      -4 Asm>Foden

                                      Worth a hit against Leeds?

                                      1. tomasjj
                                        • 6 Years
                                        2 months, 4 days ago

                                        Depends if ASM is fit again or not.
                                        Who would you bench instead of him?

                                        1. liverpool01
                                          • 2 Years
                                          2 months, 4 days ago

                                          Would bench Lascelles or Taylor.

                                    9. Hadebayor Mum
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      2 months, 4 days ago

                                      Thought I’d be ‘clever’ on my wild card, get City miss in and have a strong bench to cover benching a. Now I have a ridiculous benching headache. It’s like you know what not to do and what is sensible, panic, ignore sense, and go back to having all the same problems you ‘learned’ from in previous seasons.

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

                                      Captaincy choice next GW going to be interesting! I'm bouncing between

                                      Salah (AVL)
                                      KDB (LEE)
                                      Jimi (FUL)
                                      DCL (BHA)
                                      Ings (WBA)

                                      😮

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

                                        KDB

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

                                        all look great on paper but captained werner this week taught me one thing, dont try to be clever with captaincys. KDB or salah every week

                                      3. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                                        • 4 Years
                                        2 months, 4 days ago

                                        i have 4 out of those 5. I am captaining the one who is not on that list - Strerling.

                                        KDB from that list.

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

                                        Brutal choice again. This season could be the most difficult we've ever played. Extremely aggressive price rises, tons and tons of goals, a million options at every price point. Big hitters converging with mid price.

                                        It's really brutal.

                                        1. Evasivo
                                          • 10 Years
                                          2 months, 4 days ago

                                          Agreed mate. Obviously still got half gw to play yet but unless something dramatically changes I'll be on Salah (C) and KDB(vc) which is same as this gw

                                      5. Weasel Boy
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 8 Years
                                        2 months, 4 days ago

                                        Tough.
                                        Very similar situation.
                                        Was thinking KDB or Jimi myself.

                                      6. Gazza2000
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 8 Years
                                        2 months, 4 days ago

                                        Would love to have Sterling for next week though

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

                                        i cant really envision many scenarios where i wont captain either KdB or Salah - thats what they are in my team for.
                                        without the captaincy they dont offer value at their price - would rather cram in more players with 5+ ppg players into my team

                                        1. Evasivo
                                          • 10 Years
                                          2 months, 4 days ago

                                          As Salah on Pens, sure you'll chose him this gw over KDB?

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

                                            I might be missing the rationale, but KDB is on pens too?

                                    11. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                                      • 4 Years
                                      2 months, 4 days ago

                                      My first 11 next week has:

                                      3 players against Leeds
                                      2 players against Fulham
                                      2 players against Villa
                                      1 player against WBA
                                      1 player against Palace
                                      1 player against Brighton

                                      Should be a decent week. Or wait, I had 2 against WBA yesterday and we all know how that went.