Scout Notes

Rodgers offers Vardy injury update after Foxes thrash striker-less Man City

Manchester City 2-5 Leicester City

  • Goals: Riyad Mahrez (£8.4m), Nathan Ake (£5.5m) | Jamie Vardy (£10.0m) x3, James Maddison (£7.0m), Youri Tielemans (£6.4m)
  • Assists: Mahrez | Timothy Castagne (£5.6m), Nampalys Mendy (£4.5m), Maddison
  • Bonus: Vardy x3, Mahrez x2, Maddison x1

Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers thinks that Jamie Vardy (£10.0m) “will be fine” after Sunday’s hat-trick hero walked gingerly from the field of play in the closing stages of a remarkable match at the Etihad.

Vardy took his 2020/21 goals tally to five in the Foxes’ 5-2 win over a shellshocked Manchester City but appeared to be in some discomfort towards the end of the match, eventually being replaced with five minutes to go.

Both player and manager confirmed that the issue was Vardy’s hip, rather than his groin as originally reported, that was causing him discomfort but Rodgers revealed that it was an ongoing issue and something that hasn’t stopped him from playing in the past:

Vardy was even more bullish when interviewed after full-time, telling the broadcast media:

I’ve just got a slight issue with my hip, I think it’s a bit of growth in one of the bones, it just clicks every so often and just gives me a bit of pain. It’s no issue. I’ll be absolutely fine.

Rodgers was also optimistic about two other Leicester players who were withdrawn because of injury issues.

Jonny Evans (£5.5m), who was only just back from suspension and a thigh injury, hobbled off in the final 10 minutes, while Dennis Praet (£5.5m) looked in some discomfort when being replaced midway through the second half.

Rodgers said:

Jonny [Evans] felt his calf tighten up, first game for such a long time. We’re hoping that’s all it is. Dennis [Praet], we’ll have to wait and see. A sort of twist of his knee, so hopefully that won’t be too serious. Hopefully, those three [including Vardy] will be OK.

FABULOUS FOXES

Given that Leicester limped over the finish line at the end of 2019/20 with four wins from their final 17 Premier League matches, there were understandable reservations about their Fantasy assets at the start of this campaign.

They have put those concerns to bed in the first few weeks of 2020/21, however, winning all three of their games to date and racking up 12 goals in the process.

Sunday’s win over Manchester City continued the renaissance and there were eye-catching displays all over the park.

Vardy was typically sharp off the ball and clinical on the rare occasions he was on it: only Ederson (£6.0m) of the 22 starting players had fewer touches than the Leicester man, while the 33-year-old striker had only three shots on goal – and converted them all.

Two of his goals came from the penalty spot after he himself had been fouled, while his second strike was a superb flick from a Timothy Castagne (£5.6m) cross.

Considering that only four of his 23 goals in his Golden Boot-winning year came from 12 yards, he could easily trump that total in 2020/21 should penalties continue to be dished out as freely as emojis from the FFS Twitter account.

CASTAGNE DELIVERS AGAIN

Castagne has now registered attacking returns in all three Gameweeks so far and is the leading points scorer among FPL defenders by some margin, having averaged nine points per match since his move from Atalanta.

Leicester may have changed to a back five and sat a bit deeper in this match but the Belgian right-back was still given license to get forward, bombing on to the byline to supply Vardy’s second goal.

It should be said that he has created only three chances all season but both he and James Justin (£4.7m) have really caught the eye, not just for their assist potential: diagonal runs towards the six-yard box brought them goals in Gameweeks 1 and 2.

Elsewhere, Youri Tielemans (£6.4m) was excellent – it’s easy to forget that he struggled for form last season and how much of an asset his slick passing was to Leicester’s front players when Rodgers first took charge at the end of 2018/19. If he has rediscovered that form, then that can again only benefit Vardy.

The Belgian “assisted the assister” for Leicester’s second goal and it was from his through-pass that substitute James Maddison (£7.0m) won the Foxes’ third penalty, a spot-kick that Tielemans converted with Vardy off the field.

Maddison had earlier curled in a superb effort from distance to put Leicester 4-2 up.

Missing out on the points was Harvey Barnes (£7.0m) but he too caught the eye, supplying the key passes that led to Leicester’s first two penalties and looking a real threat around the hosts’ box.

A home match against West Ham is up next for the Foxes and, as strange as it sounds, this might be the toughest test for Vardy, Barnes et al to date: so far Leicester have faced the division’s worst defence in West Brom, a Burnley team missing both first-choice centre-halves and then a Manchester City outfit that played into their hands on Sunday.

The Hammers have looked uncharacteristically solid since moving to a back three in Gameweek 2, allowing Arsenal and Wolves few clear-cut opportunities in their last two games.

WHAT NOW FOR MAN CITY ASSETS?

Manchester City haven’t become a bad team overnight; in fact, this was very reminiscent of their form in 2019/20.

The Citizens may never have conceded five goals under Guardiola before but games against Norwich City, Wolves and Lyon last season were similar to this one, with their defence as capable of shooting themselves in the foot as they are racking up a string of clean sheets (they kept a league-high 17 of those in the season just gone).

Their Gameweek 4 match against Leeds could just as easily end 5-0 to City as it could 3-2 to the Whites, and that’s why our interest remains so keen in their attacking assets.

Given the ongoing injury crisis, the likes of Raheem Sterling (£11.5m) and Kevin De Bruyne (£11.6m) also face little threat of rotation at present.

With Gabriel Jesus (£9.5m) and Sergio Aguero (£10.4m) out for a month, Sterling started this game as the central striker in Guardiola’s 4-2-3-1, with De Bruyne supporting him in the number 10 role.

Time will tell if the lack of an orthodox striker blunts City’s attack but Sterling was peripheral and they created little of quality from open play, with their two goals – a Riyad Mahrez (£8.4m) howitzer and a Nathan Ake (£5.5m) header – both coming from corners.

Phil Foden (£6.6m) was borderline anonymous, eventually being substituted just after the hour-mark, while the sight of 17-year-old Liam Delap (£4.5m) being thrown on early in the second half hinted at how desperate Guardiola was.

The City boss said after full-time:

We played really good in the first 30 minutes. We scored early on but I think they defended so deep, so it was not easy. In this situation, it happened many times, we have to control the counter-attack. The problem was that we put extra pressure on ourselves to score the second or third one when they just didn’t want to play.

They just wanted to defend and play on the counter-attack and in that position, we have to be more calm. We started to think we are playing bad. We told them at half-time they were playing good, try to be patient and the rest will be in our hands, but we were not strong enough to be stable and patient.

Manchester City XI (4-2-3-1): Ederson; Walker, Garcia, Ake, Mendy; Rodri, Fernandinho (Delap 51′); Mahrez, De Bruyne, Foden (Torres 64′); Sterling.

Leicester City XI (5-4-1): Schmeichel; Castagne, Amartey, Evans (Fuchs 80′), Soyuncu, Justin; Praet (Maddison 69′), Tielemans, Mendy, Barnes; Vardy (Iheanacho 89′). 


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2,161 Comments Post a Comment
  1. humar816
      2 months ago

      Brewster transfer *

      1. KICKandRUSH
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        where to?

    • Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Some thoughts on Son replacements:

      Mahrez - Leeds 2nd most goal attempts in box conceded per game this season, including 9 vs. a SUFC team struggling in attack. Man City usually bounce back with a win following defeat, most notably 8-0 following their first PL defeat last season. Last season he averaged a chance created every 32 mins and a goal attempt in the box every 37 mins.

      Barnes - joint 3rd most shots on target in the league so far, behind Salah/Mane, joint with Antonio and DCL. 6th most penalty area touches, level with Jimenez. Nice! Conversion of those into clear goalscoring chances is less standout though, he's on a similar minutes per expected goal involvement to last season c190 mins. I'm not convinced West Ham are an awful team defensively - averaged 1 big chance conceded per game this season, joint 2nd best in the league and top 6 for xG conceded per game.

      Zaha - on penalties is a big bonus in today's world. Good run of fixtures, though Chelsea away isn't the best/but not the worst either (mid-table in terms of xG conceded stats etc.). Found him frustrating to own as a player in the past.

      James Rodriguez - looks like an assist merchant - averaging a chance created every 25 minutes. Problem is xG is low and whenever he does create a goal, DCL or Richarlison probably capture most of the bps. Great player though. Playing a Brighton team next that has appeared defensively solid so far.

      Any others - Willian could be a leftfield option, but poor fixtures. West Brom have great fixtures for Pereira, but not convinced they have a lot of goals in them as team.

      1. Villa Velour
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        I think I'm leaning towards Mahrez. Then maybe Zaha week after depending on City's performance.

        1. Sun Jihai
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Yeah, I've got Pulisic in mind after the international break. Main thing that concerns me is Man City's effectiveness without Jesus/Aguero.

      2. noquarternt
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Yeah agreed, think they’re all great options.

        Zaha still going unloved on here.

        1. Bushwhacker
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Once the transfer deadline passes he'll be back in sulksville.

      3. Boo Ya Ka Sha
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Mahrez or pray that Lamps says Pulisic will make the squad for Palace

      4. KaBoZ: Kids,don't Drin…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Agree about Mahrez, its him vs pereira for me.

      5. KaBoZ: Kids,don't Drin…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Do we reckon Son will drop today or tomorrow?

        1. Sun Jihai
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Both FPLstats and FFFix have him dropping tonight

          1. KaBoZ: Kids,don't Drin…
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            but he's injured, doesn't that mean he'll take longer to drop ? or FPLStats already take that into account?

            1. Sun Jihai
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              I think they already take into account - he's at nearly half a million transfers out.
              Annoying as it's before the cup fixtures, but then I lose 0.1m on him if he falls.

              1. KaBoZ: Kids,don't Drin…
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 29 days ago

                yes, exactly in the same spot... thinking Mahrez, but if Pep decides to play him tomorrow, no way he'll play the leeds game

                1. Sun Jihai
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 29 days ago

                  Yep. May leave it, as it's City. As I do think he's the best option if he is rested.

      6. Atwood
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        I'm tempted by Mahrez, just worried about Pep rotation

        1. Sun Jihai
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Aye. I'm planning to switch to Pulisic post IB, so reasonably relaxed about minutes near term.

          1. Atwood
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            It's either Mahrez or James. It's good having someone you know is nailed on every week.

      7. kobewan
          1 month, 29 days ago

          I am leaning towards a Son > Mahrez move, but worried about Pep's rotation is especially coming off an embarrassing loss, is Mahrez locked for that City MF,

          Barnes meanwhile is a locked on the Foxes starting 11.

      8. Ray In Bruges.
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Mitrovic > DCL for a hit?

        1. Boo Ya Ka Sha
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Can it wait until after the Liverpool game? Have to fancy his chances against an out of form Wolves.

      9. Boo Ya Ka Sha
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        What would you with Traore? I WC'd him before the deadline after hearing the Podence news. After seeing the match, I'm not certain if he starts Fulham, and besides, his form is way off the mark.

        a) Soucek
        b) Podence (assuming he's fit)
        c) Leeds mid
        d) Save

        1. The Littlest Robbo
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          You have keep at least for the Fulham match

          1. Boo Ya Ka Sha
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            But his probably drop tonight will ruin my plans for getting Robertson next week

            1. The Littlest Robbo
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              I'm that case I prefer Soucek, probably should have had 2 or 3 goals by now.

              1. Boo Ya Ka Sha
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 29 days ago

                I agree. He's so dangerous

        2. Bank$y
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          c Harrison or Costa

        3. Pepereina Pizza
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          a/b - flip a coin. I'd go B with those fixtures i guess

          c leeds don't have the best fixtures but Klich has me tinkering

      10. Keep Calm and Play On
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Son to ...
        A) Rashford
        B) Zaha
        C) Hames
        D) Barnes

        Cheers all

        1. Dr. Rog
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          i went for Richarlison

          1. King Mo
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Richarlison is a striker

            1. Sturridge Wars
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              Hahahaha

          2. Keep Calm and Play On
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Wrong position

        2. waldo666
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          A

        3. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Barnes

        4. dunas_dog
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          E Mahrez

        5. Bank$y
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          A of those 4

      11. Sturridge Wars
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Best replacement for Son?

        A) Bruno
        B) Mahrez
        C) Trossard

        1. Keep Calm and Play On
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          A or B

        2. waldo666
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          A

        3. thetommy14
            1 month, 29 days ago

            B

        4. Royal5
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          46 small red. Could be much worse.

          1. kamdaraji
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            thought that would be a definite green!

            1. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              Depends on the start you've had I guess.

              1. Royal5
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 29 days ago

                38k after the drop. Have had a decent start.

        5. HollywoodXI
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          16 point hit taken. Jesus.

          OUT: Coleman, Shaw, Son, Martial and Werner

          IN: Dunne, Cooper, Fernandes, Ings and Vardy

          1. kamdaraji
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            you will regret that

            1. HollywoodXI
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              Probably

          2. Boo Ya Ka Sha
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Really? Coleman?

            1. HollywoodXI
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              Don’t fancy Everton clean sheets over the next few.

          3. A-L
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            You can activate wildcard and get the 16 points back can't you?

            1. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              That's what I'd be doing

          4. Bushwhacker
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 29 days ago

            WHY!?!!??!

          5. Sun Jihai
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Dunne will lose his place
            Cooper is a poor Leeds defender (Ayling/Dallas same price, more upside)
            You effectively switched Martial for Bruno for a hit, which i don't think is worth it

          6. jia you jia you
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Coleman is great, Martial & Werner could easily come good in coming GWs! Horrible -16 and I love a good punt!

          7. noquarternt
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Hit the WC button mate, that’s got red arrows for weeks written on it.

          8. Klaren
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            16 point hit is definitely worth a WC. Just get hits later if you need them.

        6. Dr. Rog
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          What does the wildcard template look like now

          1. A-L
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Probably sort by transfers in or browse the various rate my WC teams on here

          2. noquarternt
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Not full of Podence like last week.

            Whoever scored I guess

        7. golden skulltula 69
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Son > Barnes (-4) worth it?

          A. Yes.
          B. No.

          1. Keep Calm and Play On
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Son for someone is, just can’t figure out who yet

            1. Villa Velour
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              I'm on Mahrez.

              1. kamdaraji
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 29 days ago

                yep done the same

              2. thetommy14
                  1 month, 29 days ago

                  I'm with you on that

                • golden skulltula 69
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 29 days ago

                  Is he nailed?

                  1. Villa Velour
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 29 days ago

                    I remember there being a pattern of Pep playing a player 180 mins then rest. Mahrez has played 180 mins (Bournemouth, Leicester) plus there's a game tomorrow which hopefully he'll be rested.

              3. golden skulltula 69
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 29 days ago

                Cheers!

          2. King Mo
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            A) Sterling & Hamez
            B) Mane & Barnes

            1. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              B edges it slightly for me

            2. A-L
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              B, just reckon Barnes will get more points than Hamez and a bit of a differential. Sterling/Mane indifferent

            3. King Mo
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              Cheers guys

          3. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Pooing my pants to go without Salah this GW. The man is due goals.

            1. jia you jia you
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              I've been a regular Salahless advocate the past couple of seasons on here but he looks very sharp and dangerous and feel the Thiago signing can only help him...I'll be very likely getting him in for Sterling after GW5

              1. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 29 days ago

                I hear ya. Regret not starting with him tbqh

                1. jia you jia you
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 29 days ago

                  Worse here as I started with him only to take him out last week for a short-term punt on KdB + Sterling which will likely fail. WIll leave it now for the next 2-3 GWs I think and then get Mo back in set and forget.

            2. A-L
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              If it makes you feel better, his away record is not that good and Villa have kept 2 clean sheets in last 2 games. I'll still be captaining though and Villa did just play 2 of the relegation contenders

              1. Bushwhacker
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 29 days ago

                We were terrible at Villa last year ; last minute rescue job.

                1. A-L
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 29 days ago

                  I'm not a massive fan of comparing fixtures against the same team from a year ago though. Salah is a greedy guy and when he goes without a goal he gets hungry the next game

                  1. Bushwhacker
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 29 days ago

                    Yeah cost us one today . . .

              2. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 29 days ago

                I'm almost contemplating playing the WC just to squeeze him in.

          4. tc93
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            On WC- quick 1 or 2..

            Hard because TAA will outscore Van Dijk but Barnes will also outscore Prodence

            1) TAA + Prodence
            2) VVD + Barnes

            Rest of team:
            Martinez
            *** / Saiss / Lamptey (will rotate with Ayling)
            Salah / KDB / Hames / ***
            Jiminez / DCL / Ings

          5. jia you jia you
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Considering I'd double Wolves defence for a score of -1, triple City attack, Hames & Werner...2 points under the average GW score feels like getting away with murder!
            Saving FT...onto GW4!

          6. bennyp
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            GTG?

            Meslier - (Caprile)
            TAA - Saiss - Ake - Taylor - (Mitchell)
            Salah - KDB - Hamez - Havertz - (Podence*)
            Wood - Jimi(c) - (Brewster)

            Podence in for Taylor/Ake if he's fit.
            Jimi cappy against a shite Fulham defence.

            1 ft & 0.3itb

            1. waldo666
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              GTG, I changed my captain from Salah to Jimenez after watching that Fulham defence as well.

              1. The Rumour Mill
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 29 days ago

                You wouldn't have done if you had also watched the wolves attack against West ham!

                1. waldo666
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 29 days ago

                  I did.

                2. bennyp
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 29 days ago

                  Yeh that was a bit of a shock. Expect them to roll over Fulham at home though..

            2. jia you jia you
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              Nice team that but wouldn't bother going Jimenez(C) myself (did a couple of times last season and he flopped) as rare chance of DDs. GL!

          7. Pavsboot
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            35 points coming off a WC (double Wolves, double Chelsea, triple City). Also had Barnes who somehow didn't score for a team that scored 5.

            OR of 4.4 million after 3 terrible weeks in a row and only have 2 penalty takers currently in the team. Gotta love FPL aye. Gonna back in the boys next week with no change though, lets go!

            1. Bushwhacker
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 29 days ago

              "Last weeks numpties can be this weeks disco biscuits" as my old ma used to say,

            2. jia you jia you
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              better luck next week hopefully...I find a low score after playing WC often results in the team smashing it the following GW!

            3. fish&chips
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              Triple city, triple Chelsea, triple wolves on WC. Needless to say it didn't go well. 5.3m OR!!

              1. Bushwhacker
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 29 days ago

                Yeah but that avatar . . . drrooools

              2. Pavsboot
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 29 days ago

                Youch. Only up for us from this point surely. Will see ya in the top 10k at seasons end 🙂

                1. fish&chips
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 29 days ago

                  Hope so mate!! Good luck for GW4 and beyond

          8. Reyson
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            On wc

            Mccarthy
            Taylor vvd castagne james
            Salah kdb townsend hamez
            Ings vardy

            Subs: martinez kwp anguissa davis

            Gtg?

            1. bennyp
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              Townsend -> Trossard/Podence.

              Needs more Wolves with their fixtures too. Ings -> Jimi

          9. Firmino
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            A) Son -> Mahrez -4
            B) Son, Mitro -> Barnes, Ings -8
            C) Play Bissouma

            1. thetommy14
                1 month, 29 days ago

                A

            2. adstomko
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              Leeds to win vs City. Am I alone?

              1. jia you jia you
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 29 days ago

                5-5 draw 😉

              2. Klaren
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 29 days ago

                I can't see Leeds parking the bus and counterattacking vs City so will be an easy win for City in my opinion.

                1. jia you jia you
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 29 days ago

                  Yeah, should be, especially with City needing a bit result now after their Leicester embarrassment!

                2. Bushwhacker
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 29 days ago

                  This. I don't think Leeds can play Leicester's game.

            3. Stupendous
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              Werner to Vardy for free?

              1. Reyson
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 29 days ago

                Do it!

              2. jia you jia you
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 29 days ago

                Nah Vardy to go on a run of blanks and Werner to get some overdue points

                1. Stupendous
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 29 days ago

                  I don't see it this way. Chelsea look hapless. Leicester are flying out the gates again.

                  1. jia you jia you
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 29 days ago

                    that confident Vardy flicked finish and the fact that pens are so important this season tempts me too but will give Werner one more game at least then reassess with 2xFT in IB

                    1. Stupendous
                      • 8 Years
                      1 month, 29 days ago

                      Rational thinking nice one cheers
                      May do the same as well then.

                      1. jia you jia you
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 29 days ago

                        I'm trying to be more rational this season as I've a history of making early transfers every week chasing value or a new shiny toy lol

                        1. Stupendous
                          • 8 Years
                          1 month, 29 days ago

                          Too late haha

                          1. jia you jia you
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 4 Years
                            1 month, 29 days ago

                            going with your gut is rarely a bad thing in my experience...GL

                            1. Stupendous
                              • 8 Years
                              1 month, 29 days ago

                              Had to be done. Cheers

              3. Klaren
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 29 days ago

                I think it's definitely an improvement but West Ham looked great against Wolves so might not be an easy game for Leicester.

                1. Stupendous
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 29 days ago

                  Beat them 4-1 in January. Granted this is a new season and new world.

                  May double up with Barnes and Vardy tbf

              4. Bushwhacker
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 29 days ago

                Depends if refs feel the pressure about giving stupid pens . . .

              5. Stupendous
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 29 days ago

                Just done it! Vardy in! Cheers all.

                Vardy Ings DCL front 3

            4. Klaren
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              Is getting Mahrez or Foden too much City if you already have KDB and Sterling?

              Other options for Son replacements are Rashford and Zaha.

              1. adstomko
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 29 days ago

                I think so.
                Leeds could be a tough outfit with their new CB

              2. kamdaraji
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 29 days ago

                I wouldn't say so. Leeds will probably concede a few

            5. Don Kloppeone
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              Who would you start?

              A) Taylor (new)
              B) Soucek (lei)

              Who would you captain?

              1) KDB (lee)
              2) Jimi (FUL)
              3) Werner (CRY)

              Cheers 🙂

              1. Klaren
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 29 days ago

                If Fraser and ASM are both injured. I'd probably play A although B has a higher ceiling.

                Captain 1 for me. Chelsea is lacking creativity and Palace has a decent team defence despite missing their CBs, it might not be an easy game for Werner. Jimenez is also a good option but their performance against West Ham was a bit worrying. If Podence is back, that might help Jimi though.

            6. bOttOmEdpOstrEpliEr.
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              how you define a casual?
              (for me casual is the one who buys a player based on 1 GW. anyone who bought Saiss after GW1 is a casual)

              1. Klaren
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 29 days ago

                A lot of the Hall of Fame players bought Saiss, it wasn't a decision based on 1 GW. Wolves had one of the best defences for the last two seasons and Saiss is the cheapest nailed defender along with Coady in the defence. But he has attacking threat unlike Coady.

              2. Bushwhacker
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 29 days ago

                Anyone who plays the game and isn't being paid to.

              3. baps hunter
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 29 days ago

                I owned him during gw1 and got his points 😉 So the definition has to be that those who didn't have him during gw1 are casuals.

              4. FC Hakkebøf
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 29 days ago

                To me a casual is someone who talks about being casual. Never understood why people feel the need to use that word, or define it for that matter.

              5. jia you jia you
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 29 days ago

                unsure but I know how to define BARAVAN - 'a 7 year old who posts nonsense on a fantasy forum' 😉

                1. bOttOmEdpOstrEpliEr.
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 29 days ago

                  thanks you you 4 year old.

                  1. jia you jia you
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 29 days ago

                    4 year olds can be temperamental 🙂

                2. bOttOmEdpOstrEpliEr.
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 29 days ago

                  hahaha i see you have bought Saiss.

                  1. jia you jia you
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 29 days ago

                    not only that, doubled him up with Coady on WC 🙁

                    1. bOttOmEdpOstrEpliEr.
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 29 days ago

                      I know you from a long time, you are doing good with the game you non-casual.

                      1. jia you jia you
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 29 days ago

                        I was just kidding, I enjoy a wind up post, we shouldn't take the game so seriously us non-casuals lol

            7. Monster Pick
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              which one do u prefer ?

              A. Mahrez + Vardy ( -4 )
              B. Bruno + Jiminez ( -4 )
              C. Mahrez or Bruno with no hit with Wilson + Mitro as already my strikers

            8. HellasLEAF
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              Would like to go Werner > Vardy on a free.

              This injury is worrying though. Hesitant with the Chelsea fixtures coming are decent but Werner may not be playing up top either.

              Yay or nah

              1. Stupendous
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 29 days ago

                Contemplating same move. Look up a bit there is some feedback already.

                I am not worried about easy fixtures for Chelsea. They look crap tbh.

                Vardy and foxes on fire

              2. Bushwhacker
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 29 days ago

                Wait for news on Pulisic and Ziyech. Vardy will just stand on the pitch run a bit and then slot in penalties that come his way.

              3. The Big Cheese
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 29 days ago

                Buying an injured player........

                1. Stupendous
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 29 days ago

                  He's fine. He said he's fine. Rodgers said he's fine.

                  Nothing to see here.

            9. white lightning
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              Which trade combo do you like for a -4 hit:
              (a) Son & Saiss out - Mahrez & Castagne in or
              (b) Son & Saiss out - 6.6 mf like Pereira & TAA in or
              (c) Son & Mitrovic out - 6.7 mf like Pereira & Ings in

              Current team:
              Martinez, Steer
              Robertson, James, Saiss, Justin, Mitchell
              Salah, KDB, Son, JRod, Burke
              Jimenez, DCL, Mitrovic

              Thoughts & thanks

              1. fish&chips
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 29 days ago

                B for me although I'd be inclined to give wolves another week so maybe just son to Mahrez and save the other transfer

              2. FC Hakkebøf
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 29 days ago

                Why sell saiss? Did I misd something?

              3. bennyp
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 29 days ago

                No need for a hit. I'd swap Mitro to someone else and that's it.

                1. white lightning
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 29 days ago

                  Thanks boys much appreciated

            10. fish&chips
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              Is the LMS safety score confirmed yet?

              1. baps hunter
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 29 days ago

                I was out before I entered, I think 😉

            11. kamdaraji
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              Firmino is such a poor fantasy asset

              1. Bushwhacker
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 29 days ago

                Largely, his game doesn't work in FPL.

            12. The Big Fella
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              Mahrez or James? I think City will react after that bumming they got but Everton are looking really good.

              1. kamdaraji
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 29 days ago

                Mahrez

            13. Ray In Bruges.
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              McCarthy (Nyland)
              TAA KWP Vinagre (Justin, Mitchell)
              Fernandes JRod Auba Traore (ASM)
              Jimenez Ings Mitrovic

              1.8 ITB, 0FT

              a) Mitrovic > DCL (-4)
              b) Traore > Bergwijn (-4)
              c) Stick