Scout Notes

Injury updates on Son and Saint-Maximin as Wilson gets penalty-taking duties

Tottenham Hotspur 1-1 Newcastle United

  • Goals: Lucas Moura (£6.9m) | Callum Wilson (£6.4m)
  • Assists: Harry Kane (£10.5m) | Andy Carroll (£5.5m)
  • Bonus: Karl Darlow (£5.0m) x3, Wilson x2, Lucas x1

Son Heung-min (£9.1m) looks set for a spell on the sidelines after the South Korean winger picked up a hamstring injury in Tottenham Hotspur’s 1-1 draw with Newcastle United on Sunday.

Having racked up a 24-point haul against Southampton the previous weekend, Son’s luck – and that of the Fantasy managers who owned him – turned on its head in Gameweek 3.

The in-form Korean had already struck the woodwork twice and seen Eric Dier (£5.0m) ruin a possible assist in the opening 45 minutes before he failed to reappear for the second half, with a taciturn Jose Mourinho later confirming to journalist Alasdair Gold that his player had picked up an injury:

AG: You took Son off at half-time – was that a pre-planned thing or was it an injury?
JM: Injured.
AG: Do you expect to miss him for long?
JM: Yep.
AG: Can you tell me what kind of injury?
JM: Hamstring.

Speaking to Sky Sports after full-time, Mourinho warned that Spurs’ three-games-a-week schedule could lead to more fitness issues:

It’s just the first one. I imagine that Tuesday, another one. Thursday, another one. Maybe Sunday, a couple more. But this is the respect that Tottenham gets.

With Spurs in action against Chelsea in the EFL Cup and then Maccabi Haifa in the Europa League before they head to Old Trafford in Gameweek 4, there should hopefully be plenty of media-facing opportunities for Mourinho to provide a more detailed prognosis on his stricken star before next Saturday’s FPL deadline.

An international break then follows so anything in the ‘grade I’ bracket would at least make him a possibility to return for Gameweek 5 against West Ham United – but a sizeable chunk of his existing owners may not have the luxury of benching a premium midfielder going into the next round of fixtures.

Elsewhere, new signing Sergio Reguilon (£5.5m) was fit enough for a place on the bench, which may be a cause of concern for owners of Ben Davies (£5.0m) from now on.

NEWCASTLE INJURY LATEST

Newcastle United have problems of their own, with Matt Ritchie (£5.0m) succumbing to a shoulder injury in the second half of Sunday’s draw.

Ritchie, who was only in the visitors’ starting XI because of unavailability problems down the Magpies’ left flank, may now require surgery and he could face a similar length of absence as Fabian Schar (£4.9m) did when he damaged his shoulder in July.

Schar has only recently returned to training.

Jamal Lewis (£4.5m) was only deemed ready for a substitute role at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium after sustaining an eye injury against Brighton, while Allan Saint-Maximin (£5.4m) and Ryan Fraser (£5.9m) missed out altogether.

Those latter two players could be back for Wednesday night’s EFL Cup clash with Newport County, at least, with Steve Bruce confirming that they would be assessed ahead of the trip to Wales:

We’ll see how Allan and Ryan Fraser are for Wednesday. Allan has tweaked his ankle and Ryan has a bit of a groin injury. I am delighted we didn’t use [Fraser] because we’ve got away with it. If I’d have played him he could be out for six weeks. I couldn’t risk him.

We’ve got another one with Matt Ritchie doing the joint in his shoulder. We’ll see how it is but it’s not looking good.

We don’t think it’s a dislocation: it looks as though he’s done exactly the same as Fab Schar did, which will probably mean an operation.

We’ll know more in the next couple of days.

WILSON ON PENS

Ritchie’s injury could be all the more significant as he has been Newcastle’s main penalty taker for the last four years, ceding only the occasional spot-kick to Joselu, Kenedy and Dwight Gayle (£5.9m) – all of whom missed.

Ritchie himself failed from 12 yards against Southampton last season so his fitness issues could have been immaterial anyway, even more so as he now doesn’t seem to feature in Bruce’s first-choice starting XI.

It was Callum Wilson (£6.4m) who stepped up from the spot when Newcastle were awarded a contentious stoppage-time penalty on Sunday, with Dier deemed to have handled Andy Carroll‘s (£5.5m) aimless header in the new eyes of the law.

The decision to award a spot-kick prompted disbelief and anger from Mourinho, the Spurs camp, the footballing world in general and even Bruce, who said that the rule-makers had “lost the plot” with the stricter interpretation of the handball law.

Whatever the rights and many wrongs of the new ruling, the spike in spot-kick awards does add value to those Fantasy assets who are penalty takers for their respective clubs – and Bruce was unequivocal in revealing who was first in line for the Magpies:

I don’t think Andy has missed a penalty – or so he told me. But I can’t remember the last time he scored one.

Callum will be the penalty taker in the Premier League so that was my thought process.

It was great for Andy to step forward and show he had the courage to take it. But I think with Callum the way he has been taking them over the last 12 months, it had to be him.

DARLOW HEROICS

A disappointing home result for Spurs would usually see the knives being sharpened for Mourinho but for once, the Lilywhites’ head coach couldn’t really cop much of the blame.

The hosts battered Bruce’s toothless side and it was a combination of profligate finishing and goalkeeping heroics, as well as that injury-time penalty concession, that cost Spurs the three points.

Visiting goalkeeper Karl Darlow (£5.0m) racked up three FPL save points for his efforts on Sunday – that’s as many as any other Premier League goalkeeper has registered all season.

Darlow could do little about Spurs’ opener, with Lucas Moura (£6.9m) tucking in a Harry Kane (£10.5m) cross after 24 minutes, but he was responsible for keeping the scoreline down and his side in the match.

Of the 11 stops that Darlow made, five of them came from the dangerous Kane – including a point-blank save just after kick-off, a claw out from the striker’s header on eight minutes and two diving efforts later in the game.

The England striker had looked sluggish when representing his country earlier this month and then again in Gameweek 1, perhaps understandably so given that his pre-season was disrupted by a period of self-isolation.

He has looked back towards full match-sharpness in the last two Gameweeks, even if it’s his assist count that is chiefly responsible for the 28 FPL points accrued so far.

SHOT-SHY NEWCASTLE

Wilson may have penalty-taking duties in his armoury but he and Newcastle have posed little threat from open play since their Gameweek 1 win over West Ham.

Even including that match, the Magpies have had only three shots on target all season – and have scored from all of them.

They were as limp against Spurs as they were in defeat to Brighton last weekend and we saw Bruce opt for a safety-first approach on Sunday, with the Magpies boss changing formation for the third straight game and opting for a wing-back system.

Bruce explained his tactical decision after full-time:

My thought process was to stay in the game for as long as we could.

We were dealt a blow with Allan Saint-Maximin not being ready or Ryan Fraser who can obviously take us up the pitch quicker. They are our natural wide players with pace.

So yeah it was ‘stay in the game’ but we need to do better than we did in the first half. I know Tottenham were good but we didn’t do enough in my opinion.

Tottenham Hotspur XI (4-2-3-1): Lloris; Doherty, Sanchez, Dier, Davies; Hojbjerg, Winks; Moura (Lamela 79), Lo Celso (Ndombele 77), Son (Bergwijn 45); Kane

Newcastle United XI (5-4-1): Darlow; Manquillo, Hayden, Lascelles, Fernandez, Ritchie (Lewis 69); Almiron (Carroll 77), Shelvey, Hendrick (Murphy 74), Joelinton; Wilson.

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510 Comments Post a Comment
  1. kamdaraji
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Doherty 2 points
    Son 1 point
    KDB 2 points
    Sterling 2 points
    Foden 2 points
    Rodriguez 2 points
    Jimenez 0 points
    Saiss 0 points
    James 1 point
    Werner 2 points
    Martial 2 points
    Greenwood 1 point

    Total of 17 points. Vardy matched that single handedly lol

    1. Cruyff's Eleven
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Greenwood got 2 points

      1. kamdaraji
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        oh my bad

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

          Never let the truth get in the way of a good stat

  2. You've got red on you.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Pick one.

    a) Fernandes, Soucek and Havertz

    b) Fernandes, Foden and Barnes/Mount

    c) Rodriguez/Barnes, Foden and Havertz

    d) Ings, Foden and Havertz

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

      B

      1. You've got red on you.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        With Barnes right?

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

          Yap

          1. zman575
              2 months, 4 days ago

              ive gone b myself except ive traded fernandes for vardy. did that before the leicester game so im not sure if it bodes well that hes already hauled

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

      Looking at average positions and heatmaps in the last 2 GWs the most advanced player on the pitch in the Leicester's team was Harvey Barnes. Call me crazy but if I were on WC I would seriously consider a midfield of Barnes, Trossard, Soucek (+Salah & KDB)

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

        I have KDB and Salah and just shipped Son for Trossard. I plan to do Podence to Soucek (will be 1st sub most games) and Brewster to Richarl in a couple of weeks. S that will be my midfield but with Foden instead of Barnes. Could be great or could be horrible.

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

      A)
      Son to Bruno
      Werner to Ings (-4)

      B)
      Son to Rashford

      C)
      Son to sub 9m mid
      Davies to Castagne/Digne (-4)

      Best option?

      1. Feanor
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        A

        You know United will get a penalty or two against Jose at home.

      2. Boly Would
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Considering doing B myself

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

        A is tastey

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

      Anyone got the link for mods league?

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

        ID 581

    5. mikeycee93
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      On a WC... How can i free up funds to get a better defence (Want james in for Justin)

      Included sell price. I've got 0.2mill in bank.

      Martinez (4.5) / Nyland (4.0)

      TAA (7.5) Castagne (5.6) Justin (4.6) Dunne (4.0) Mitchell (4.0)

      Salah (12.0) Sterling (11.5) Foden (6.5) Barnes (7.0) Anguissa (4.5)

      Ings (8.4) Jiminez (8.5) DCL (7.2)

      I'm tempted to get rid of Foden too but not sure who for, 4.5 pick could be anyone i've just got Anguissa at the mo as he looked alright when i watched him

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

        No point switching James and Justin
        Same point potential

      2. Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Steer is second choice not Nyland.
        Downgrade TAA

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

        Trent to VVD. Justin better than James anyway. I’d get a wolves defender instead

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

      Has there been any mentioned that Zaha is firmly on pen duties now? i seem to recall him only getting one because Ayew missed.

      1. SAY MY NAME
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        this is what i thought too, not sure Hodgson confirmed anything about him being the normal pen taker

      2. Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Mili would take if on but seems to have been dropped

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

      I don't think Wilson has penalty taking duties. I believe he only took that one yesterday as Ritchie who I think is their own taker had been subbed. The fact that Wilson also took a poor penalty that should have been saved would lead me to think Ritchie will take them when he is on the pitch.

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

        Bruce said it's Wilson in the interview, see the article.

      2. Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Yes but Ritchie is rubbish so won't play much

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

      Best 4.0m Def apart from Mitchell who is 4.1M anyway.

      1. Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Dunne

    9. Live Scoutcast Tuesday 8pm - leave your questions here
      J0E
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      We'll be back with another Scoutcast on Tuesday at 8pm

      There's plenty to talk about after a testing Gameweek 3 #FPL

      Let us know your questions here. 🙂

      1. SAY MY NAME
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        best replacement for Son?

        keep the faith with City? if so is Mahrez a good Son replacement?

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

        Should we thinking more deeply about goalkeepers with a propensity to get penalty saves rather than just the penalty takers themselves.

        Is this penalties galore pattern going to continue all season or will changes be made.

        DCL v Richarlison Debate? DCL outperformed thus far, however Richarlison is on pens and has just had a much poorer conversion rate. Thus the spotlight has been taken off Richarlison.

        Overlooked cheapies so far (6.0m or less)? Lamptey, Mitchell, Castagne, Pereira, Bamford?

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

            Legend

        1. RedLightning - Top 10k Any …
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          I think the proportion of penalties that are saved this season will be lower than usual, because of VAR checks that goalkeepers stay on the line till the penalty taker strikes the ball.

      3. SAY MY NAME
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        also, with penalties being such a big feature of early season games, is Salah still a better pick than Mane due to having penalties, despite Liverpool having a few away games over the next few, in which Mane normally performs the better of the pair?

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

          Mane's brace v Chelsea was his first brace away from home in his professional career.

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

            Wrong...Scored a hatty on 2013 when playing for Salzburg away @ Grödig.

        2. RedLightning - Top 10k Any …
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Salah outscored Mane in away matches last season.
          It was only in home matches against weaker teams that Mane outscored Salah.

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

        With so many goals is it worth to invest in the defence?Except Liverpool defenders is there any other descent heavy picks?

      5. The Mandalorian
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Best Werner replacement

        What's this seasons most popular formation

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

        Tale of woe:
        Wildcarded, very happy with my team.
        Currently on 15 points, Adrián, VVD and Mitrovic to play. Lamptey and Castagne on the bench.
        But my team is worth 101.2mio so I have that going for me...
        So my question: I thought that Zaha looked good before this gameweek, any thoughts for him in the future?

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

        Should we turn to a tried and trusted goal scorer like Vardy? I know he is a stats buster but 5 goals from 6 goal attempts is surely unsustainable even for him!

      8. Boleyn Boy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Who is the best defender for circa 5.0m-6.0m with potential for attacking returns?

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

        The new handball rule.
        Players hate it. Managers hate it. Supporters hate it. Even referees hate it.

        But do fantasy managers hate it? Is it going to make the game very boring... and just lead to FPL managers putting in as many penalty takers into their teams as possible?

      10. Mike1981
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Although mentioned previously re the impact of no fans in stadiums during project restart last season, it feels like this season this is having a genuine impact, levelling the playing field with the results we have seen.

        With fans likely to stay away for a further six months, do you feel that H/A fixtures a no longer a genuine guide to help us?

      11. Stand By Mee
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Is Bamford the new Pukki? Will he score loads of goals and suddenly stop? Or has he potential to keep consistent throughout the season?

      12. Stand By Mee
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Were the Wolves defence overrated? Are they not as solid as we thought?

        1. Stand By Mee
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          *defense

          1. Toby Lerone
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            Right first time bud

      13. Over The Mounié
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        How are you feeling about Spurs who have good fixtures after GW4?

      14. HashAttack
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Does Mahrez's selfish play trigger all the other MCI players to also be selfish and not play as a team

      15. Vazza
          2 months, 4 days ago

          How essential is building team value at this stage of the season?

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

          Please don't speak ill of the gameweek 3 wildcarders on the scoutcast...we've suffered enough already :'(

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

            Think o behalf of all gw3 wildcarders we should just refer to get as Project Restart

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

              gw4

          2. RedLightning - Top 10k Any …
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            Eight of the Mods and Cons played their wildcards in GW3.
            Their scores were 35, 34, 36, 51, 36, 35, 33 and 41.
            Premature, unlucky or both?

            1. Toby Lerone
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              Premature

            2. Major League Shocker
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 4 days ago

              Just some data:

              Average score this week of all wildcarders per LIveFPL: 40.59
              Average score of non-chip players (including hits): 41.70
              Players who used FH, TC, or BB also did worse than non-chip players.

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

                Man, and I felt a bit down at by non-WC 53pts.

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

                where do you pull this data from?

                1. Major League Shocker
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 4 days ago

                  https://www.livefpl.net/Overall

                  Below captaincy stats.

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

          Is there any reason not to transfer Werner to Ings on free transfer this week?

        • Hotdogs for Tea
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          goalies - McCarthy & Ryan fixtures rotate like a dream ... worth considering ?

        • Sparty On
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          With clean sheets in such short supply across the league, would you consider moving on from TAA to save a crucial 1-2m in your lineup??

          1. I Must Break You
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            Quite the opposite, I'm thinking about bringing Robertson in to pair with TAA. Not immediately, but sometime before GW10 when LIV fixture turn extremely juicy

        • Over The Mounié
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Did you say "testing Gameweek" as a pun in view of the 10 positive results?

        • Toby Lerone
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Are we going to listen to Az talk about how he said Podence was a trap? He was right though

        • Toby Lerone
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Werner, keep or sell? Worth swapping to Jimenez or Vardy? Jimenez fixtures and reliable, Vardy gets 2 pens a game?

        • Stats Don\'t Lie
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          How do we proceed when our team is underperforming? After a great gw1 I've managed a measly 46 pts and 35pts in the next 2 (a combined total still 22 pts short of my gw1 score)

          The biggest issue is that I don't feel like I have enough information to commit to a WC. Everyone week seems to have been distinctly different from the others. At this point I have no confidence in any decision I make.

        • Jon Walter's Hatty
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Id do a section on explaining the difference between a wildcard and a free hit. Many on here seem to think the former should behave like the latter

        • AnfieldLad
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Assuming the new hand ball rule is to stay, and we continue to see this number of penalties, do you think FPL would be improved if they reviewed the points system around penalties?

          Not suggest anything this season but for future seasons.

          I know the official bundesliga fantasy has points for goals the same as FPL: Defender: 6, Midfielder: 5, Attacker: 4. But has penalties as 3 points regardless of position.

          I don’t like the idea of picking players just because they’re on pens, and recently it feels like the difference between a good week and bad week depends on pure luck/ randomness of penalties (ie Bruno, Wilson, Vardy)

        • Dynamic
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Do you think that Saiss is nailed on?

          Looking at the Wolves forums (https://www.molineuxmix.co.uk/forum/index.php?threads/team-vs-fulham.338162/), it seems as though most Wolves fans want him to be dropped.

        • Galza
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Is there just too many options at present to activate your Wildcard at present...?
          I’ve toyed around with it and have come to the conclusion that there is too much risk in picking the right players, i.e, those who played there’s this week to bring in the likes of Podence and Foden...

      16. Chucky
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Any chance of a Mitro haul today?

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

          yeah

          1. Bielsa's Blue Bucket
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            Brace yes

      17. Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Any obvious changes needed here?

        Martinez
        Justin Lamptey KWP
        Salah KDB Bruno Klich
        Vardy Jimi DCL

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

          Nope.

        2. SAY MY NAME
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          nope, keep an eye on Vardy potential injury news though since he was subbed early and listed as having hip/groin issue

      18. Feanor
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Maupay looks like The Deep from The Boys.

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

          Probably has the same personality as well.

          1. Feanor
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            He had a similar lost expression after losing the game with that handball.

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

        Which one

        A) Castagne, Ings and 4.0M Def
        B) Justin, Jimenez and 4.5M Def/Holding

      20. foreverton
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        % chance Pulisic plays on Saturday?

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

          10

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

          Hope he gets a cameo

      21. QUEN
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        So tempted by Zaha for son but the mans scorned me before

        1. joker14
            2 months, 4 days ago

            Do it!
            I intend to select him on my WC team over JRod, Barnes, Foden.
            Zaha definitely looks more threatening than previous seasons, plus he's playing more up front now.
            We may live to regret but that's the fun of FPL 🙂

        2. Bielsa's Blue Bucket
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Score check

          24/8 with 2.5m OR.

          I always start slow but this is truly shocking

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

            4.5mil my friend 😎

        3. ChinaCraig6
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Did Salah actually get an assist? FPL says yes but live game feed says No

          1. Over The Mounié
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            I think you just answered your own question.

        4. ChinaCraig6
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 4 days ago

          So no, FPL just hasn't updated yet

          1. Over The Mounié
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            No, it depends on what you mean by "assist". He didn't get what would normally be counted as an assist, eg in list of who got the most assists in the season. But he did get an assist for purposes of FPL (sometimes called an FPL assist), which is a bit more generous.

        5. zman575
            2 months, 4 days ago

            why is everyone getting rid of son. realtistically he waasnt gonna do much away at man utd and then theres a 2 week international break immediately after that. he could be back fit and firing just in time for spurs's excellent run.

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

              Good options around to replace him and who knows when he will be back?

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

              people don't want to lose value on him, plus he's a lot of money to be sitting on your bench for however long he's out

            3. I Must Break You
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              Hamstrings are notoriously nasty injuries in terms of recovery time. I'd take the over on how long he'll be out

          • ChinaCraig6
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 4 days ago

            Uggghhh well I bet him to get an assist and I guess my betting website does not follow EPL assist standards

            1. Over The Mounié
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              You can reply to a reply, rather than creating a new post.

          • I Must Break You
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            Jota needs a new hairstylist. He looks like Sideshow Mel and I can't take him seriously

          • zman575
              2 months, 3 days ago

              Hey guys, so this is my current team after an 8 point hit this week to bring in vardy barnes and foden on saturday night (before sons injury and vardys hattrick).

              mccarthy steer
              taa justin mitchell taylor vinagre
              son salah barnes foden anguissa
              dcl jimi vardy

              Which of the following would you guys do about son.

              A. Hold with current team and move son on next week, benching him this week for taylor away at newcastle.

              B. Bring traore in for anguissa (ive got 2 mil in the bank) for an extra 4 point hit taking my total hit up to 12 points which is obviously huge but could be well rewarded with those wolves and leicester fixtures over the coming weeks.

              C. Bring Mahrez/Greenwood or even Puli/Ziyech (if they are back) for son again for an extra 4 point hit taking my total points hit up to 12 for the week.

              I dont mind a hit if i think the player will more than outscore his replacement by 4 points and especially if its over a 2-3 game period like mahrez or traore.

              Let me know your thoughts please guys!