Scout Notes

Can Robertson sustain value advantage over Alexander-Arnold after 10-point haul?

Liverpool 3-1 Arsenal

  • Goals: Sadio Mané (£11.9m), Andrew Robertson (£7.0m), Diogo Jota (£6.3m) | Alexandre Lacazette (£8.5m)
  • Assists: Mohamed Salah (£12.1m), Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.5m)
  • Bonus points: Alexander-Arnold x3, Robertson x2, Mané x1

Robbo’s Return

Andrew Robertson (£7.0m) is fast making a case to be considered the best Fantasy Premier League asset among Liverpool defenders this season.

His goal and 10-point haul against Arsenal took him to a total of 20 for the season so far, behind only Timothy Castagne (£5.7m), Tyrone Mings (£5.0m) and Ezri Konsa (£4.5m) among all defenders after three Gameweeks.

Crucially, the left-back is ahead of Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.5m) by a total of five points and, unlike his right-sided counterpart, is yet to blank this season.

Robertson assisted in Liverpool’s 4-3 win over Leeds, kept a clean sheet at Chelsea and found the net against Arsenal. In that time, Alexander-Arnold blanked against Leeds, before stringing together two seven-point scores in Gameweeks 2 and 3.

While the right-back is not too far behind his colleague, at a time when Wildcards are the talk of the town, the fact that Robertson is proving better value, by 2.9 points per million spent to 2.0, will not have gone unnoticed.

There is no denying that Robertson is in great form right now but Alexander-Arnold owners will certainly feel rather unfortunate not to come out of Gameweek 3 with more attacking returns.

Alexander-Arnold’s persistence

The right-back enjoyed an evening defined by a constant stream of trademark balls into the box, fired in from deep – and he could easily have racked up a hat-trick of assists.

In the 11th minute, he put up an excellent ball for Virgil van Dijk (£6.5m), whose header back across goal was denied on the line by David Luiz (£5.5m).

Three minutes later, Alexander-Arnold fired in another delightful cross, met by an onrushing Sadio Mané (£11.9m), whose powerful effort was well-saved by Bernd Leno (£5.0m).

Then, in the 20th minute, the right-back unleashed his own shot from range which deflected through a crowd of bodies onto the crossbar.

In the end, Alexander-Arnold’s perseverance in the cross paid off when he found Robertson at the back post to poke home and put Liverpool 2-1 up.

Such a display, which came with maximum bonus points, is almost certainly enough to keep 

Latest on the Defensive double-up

Is there still value in the Liverpool double-up? Perhaps not on the clean sheet front, but the attacking returns are helping Alexander-Arnold and Robertson offer plenty of points potential between them.

The Reds are still waiting for their first home clean sheet of the campaign, and they have registered just two from a possible eight since February 24, but their full-backs still scored 17 points between them on Monday night.

That seems to be indicative of what this Liverpool team is all about right now. We have seen this side operate on a ‘risk-versus-reward’ basis for some time now. It is something that will lead to the concession of poor goals, as we have seen against Leeds and Arsenal now, but it also adds to how dangerous Liverpool are at Anfield.

In fact, Alexander-Arnold and Robertson were the very men at fault for Alexandre Lacazette‘s (£9.5m) first-half strike. The right-back was caught stranded high up the pitch, allowing Ainsley Maitland-Niles (£4.9m) to press into leftover space, while Robertson was the man whose clearance went straight to Lacazette’s feet.

But, considering their exploits further up the field led to Liverpool winning the game 3-1, and each full-back coming away with attacking returns, Jurgen Klopp will have no complaints, and maybe Fantasy managers shouldn’t either.

“I didn’t see us really being sloppy in defending. I saw us in one or two passing situations when we gave the ball too easy away, which is just then a problem because to outplay Arsenal you need a quite expansive formation. Losing the ball without any pressure on yourself, that doesn’t make too much sense, that can really hurt you. So in these moments yes, but our defending was really good, really good, because you cannot defend Arsenal for 90 minutes with the quality they have. It’s completely normal that they have chances [and] you need a goalie for that, you need a block for that, you need all these kind of things.” – Jurgen Klopp

Magic Mané

Meanwhile, Mané insists on pushing Mohamed Salah (£12.1m) for Fantasy returns once again this season. With three goals in as many matches, the Senegalese international is now only three points behind his Egyptian colleague and, arguably looked the sharper of the two on Monday night.

While Salah had an evening characterised by snatched shots, and in some cases, snatching them away from his colleagues, Mané had the more clear cut opportunities.

He was on hand to gobble up the rebound from Salah’s shot in the 28th minute, and, just after the hour-mark, he clipped wide after a well-worked one-two with Roberto Firmino (£9.4m).

Furthermore, Mané has had the edge over Salah in away matches for the last year, with eight goals on the road to the Egyptian’s four since the start of last season. That particular statistic bodes well for him considering that three of Liverpool’s next five Premier League matches take them away from Anfield.

Meanwhile, Salah owners will feel a little unlucky not to have seen the Egyptian leave Gameweek 3 with two assists. He made an excellent run inside from his right-attacking-midfield station, across Arsenal’s defensive line and fed substitute Diogo Jota (£6.3m) on the left. The former Wolves man looked certain to score, but could only ruffle the side-netting.

And if we are focussing on Liverpool’s road-trip contributions last season, none of Salah’s colleagues registered more assists away from home in 2019/20, Robertson and Alexander-Arnold matching his total of six from over 200 more minutes each.

Time to consider Lacazette?

We are certainly at the point where the Fantasy community should start considering Lacazette for their squads.

Thankfully for the one million FPL managers who sold Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£11.9m) for Gameweek 3, it was the Frenchman who, once again, represented the chief goal threat for Arsenal.

Lacazette was in the right place to capitalise on Robertson’s 25th-minute error and had two other gilt-edged chances to score at Anfield before Eddie Nketiah (£5.9m) replaced him in the 73rd minute.

That made for a seven-point haul in Gameweek 3, his third of the campaign, which takes him to a total of 21. That is only one less than the similarly-priced Danny Ings (£8.4m) and Richarlison (£8.0m).

Crucially, it also means that Lacazette is one of the most reliable Fantasy assets thus far, yet to blank and about to face Sheffield United (home), Manchester City (away) and Leicester City (home). Each of those clubs has conceded at least four times this season, giving up an average of 1.75 goals per game.

Perhaps the only thing that counts against Lacazette is his game-time. Given his scoring record, it seems unlikely that Arteta will bench him anytime soon, but it is still worth noting that he is yet to complete 90 minutes this season, averaging 78.3 per outing in 2020/21. 

Latest from the managers

Thiago Silva in action for Liverpool

There were plenty of developments on the injury front for this game. Thiago Alcantara (£6.0m) was missing for Liverpool, but Joe Gomez (£5.4m) slotted back into central defence and James Milner (£5.4m) returned from his yellow flag on the bench.

“After the international break, (Thiago) will be fine, for sure. That’s the situation, in the moment. He is not fit enough to be involved today, but that’s it.” – Jurgen Klopp

Kieran Tierney (£5.4m) was back for Arsenal, which should boost their already strong clean sheet potential for the Sheffield United game. There is perhaps less certainty about starters in the Gunners’ back-three than before Monday night though, as new signing Gabriel (£5.1m) was left on the bench, Arteta preferring David Luiz (£5.5m).

“(Gabriel) has done really well, adapted really well. He’s played a few games already with us. David [Luiz] has huge experience and has played here many, many times. He gives us something different.” – Mikel Arteta

Liverpool XI (4-3-3): Alisson; Robertson, van Dijk, Gomez, Alexander-Arnold; Keita (Milner 79′), Wijnaldum, Fabinho; Mané (D Jota 80′), Firmino (Minamino 90+1′), Salah.

Arsenal XI (3-4-3): Leno; Tierney, D Luiz, Holding; Maitland-Niles, Xhaka (Ceballos 60′), Elneny, Bellerín; Aubameyang, Lacazette (Nketiah 74′), Willian (Pépé 68′).

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  1. Garam MOSALAH
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 10 months ago

    Did the price changes occured ?

    1. Ragabolly
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Yes, last page

      1. Garam MOSALAH
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 10 months ago

        Thanks

    2. BC1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Yeh, a lot of typing to be done by the looks of it!

  2. ClaireT
    • 12 Years
    1 year, 10 months ago

    Pereria or Townsend to replace ASM?

    1. Usmanov
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Perreira (the WBA one)

      1. ClaireT
        • 12 Years
        1 year, 10 months ago

        Thank you 🙂

  3. ragsyboys
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 10 months ago

    Son to Sterling or Barnes? Have KDB

  4. JURGENAUT
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 10 months ago

    What’s the maximum price player you’d be happy to keep on bench for rotation?

    1. Garam MOSALAH
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      5

      1. JURGENAUT
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 10 months ago

        Soucek i suppose?

    2. JURGENAUT
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Because my first sub is currently Klich (5.6) and I was wondering whether that’s a lot of money being tied up.

      1. Plant Based FPLer
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 10 months ago

        This, before we have more information on how good each side actually is, is too soon to be thinking about rotation. Having the most money available to fill a best starting 11 with transfers is important.

        And having a 5.5 midfielder is most likely a mistake (don't look at my team, I don't have Podence), because there aren't good options to make a like for like transfer. Castagne is a better option than Klich. If he's poor, a defender from a team in defensive form can be found.

    3. FPL Theorist
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      It's all relative. Toward the end of last season, I was letting a 6.5 player in bad form rot on my bench because I had other higher-priority moves to make. But you probably aren't that rich yet.

  5. Garam MOSALAH
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 10 months ago

    A) Son + Werner > Bruno + DCL (-4)
    B) Son + Mitrovic > Zaha + DCL (-4)

    Don't have any Man Utd or EVE cover

    1. kobewan
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      I did Son/Mitro > Barnes/Richarlison(-4)

    2. kobewan
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      personally I'd keep Werner

      so B

      1. Garam MOSALAH
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 10 months ago

        Thinking of same to keep Werner.
        Thanks

  6. Johan Queef
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 10 months ago

    1FT this week and just trying to decide on the fire to put out!

    McCarthy

    TAA, Robbo, Taylor, *Davies (Mitchell)

    Salah, KDB, J.Rod (*ASM, Bissouma)

    Mitro, Adams, *Werner

    I've got 0.8ITB.

    A) Davies -> Lamptey or other
    B) ASM -> Trossard
    C) Davies-> Lamptey & ASM -> Foden (-4)
    D) Werner -> Jimenez

    Any help greatly appreciated...I'm not doing too well!!

    1. Apwilkin
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      A, not sure a -4 is warranted incase foden gets rotated.

      1. Johan Queef
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 10 months ago

        I agree. A or B is where I was swaying.

        A the more sensible pick with Trossard having potentially more upside?! If he just hit the net instead of the bar, he might get me a hattrick!

    2. FourLokoLeipzig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Tricky. D looks a good option, but I think I’d be tempted to do ASM to Podence if it seems he’ll be fit for the weekend. I’ve got the same Davies issue, but also have Mitchell as cover so am leaving it a week to take stock - it’s not the week to get Lamptey in anyway

      1. Johan Queef
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 10 months ago

        That's not a bad idea. I had planned this move last week but held off after I missed price changes, and then forgot once Podence was injured and Wolves thrashes. Will keep an eye on his fitness before the weekend!

  7. Cahill17
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 10 months ago

    Is Davis still the first choice or is he lucky to get drop this weekend?

    Also with the increase in Penalties, are attaching returns more important then Clean sheets when picking a defender?

    In past, it's normally CS first attaching returns second but I will like this season is the first where players like Lamptey are better assets than a defender on a team that will keep more Cleans then Brighton, IMO.

    1. Cahill17
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      For example, Spurs would have kept a CS this weekend if it wasn't for the new VAR handball rules. So I believe we are lucky to see less CS this season and they will be less predictable.

    2. Pukki Blinders
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      He will be dropped eventually, Whether it be this week or next

      And yes, but not to the extent where you completely rule out CSs altogether

  8. nerd_is_the_werd
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 10 months ago

    £101.3 team value - after a WC, how about everyone else?

    1. JURGENAUT
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      What’s your squad looking like?

    2. nerd_is_the_werd
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Alisson Martinez
      Castagne Justin Digne Dunne Mitchell
      Mane Mahrez KDB Rodriguez Podence
      DCL Mitrovic Wood

      Already did Son --> Mahrez this week, 1.0 ITB.
      Thoughts and feedback welcome.

    3. All about the galacticos
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      101.6

    4. Buck The Trent
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      101.1, wc avail

      1. Buck The Trent
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 10 months ago

        Oops 101.3

    5. Esalman
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      100.2, no WC. Haven't looked at team value really...

  9. davies
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 10 months ago

    A) Burke Ings

    B) Mahrez Brewster

    1. JURGENAUT
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Mahrez will shred Leeds is the common opinion on here so I wouldn’t want to be someone who missed out. So B I’d say

      1. kobewan
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 10 months ago

        is he nailed?

  10. Futureform
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 10 months ago

    Which is the least necessary long term out of the following (to free up funds)?

    Salah KDB Fernandes Vardy Ings DCL

    1. Pukki Blinders
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Vardy

      1. Futureform
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 10 months ago

        Thanks. Was thinking that. His current form is tempting though.

        1. Plant Based FPLer
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 10 months ago

          The fact that he won those penalties, through being more fit or through tactics, means something.

          That he converted them with aplomb means something.

          His back heel flick goal means something. It was incredible if exactly on purpose.

          ... He's in form, after winning the golden boot last year. Don't have him myself and am scared. Jimenez and Podence better show up for me.

    2. Camino Aleatorio
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      These are all good players;

      Salah is a beast
      KDB is the best in the league
      Bruno always gets a PK to score
      Vardy is a machine
      Ings is the cheap to be an elite player
      DCL appears to be on a mission

  11. Pukki Blinders
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 10 months ago

    Well I guess Werner isn’t on pens then... didn’t even take one in the shootout

    1. The Knights Template
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Cramping

  12. Henryyy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 10 months ago

    Would you do Werner to Ings here?

    Martinez
    TAA Semedo James
    Salah KDB Podence Foden
    Jimenez Wood Werner

    4m - Lamptey Mitchell Reed

    1FT 0.5m ITB

    Cheers

    1. Pukki Blinders
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      For free yes

    2. nerd_is_the_werd
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Seems like a sideways move.
      You could do it if you've just totally had it with Werner.

    3. Boo Ya Ka Sha
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      YES

    4. FourLokoLeipzig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Yep

  13. ClaireT
    • 12 Years
    1 year, 10 months ago

    Which 2 defenders to bench this week?

    TAA, Justin, Holding, Saiss, Lascelles

    1. kobewan
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      good for all 5, tough call

      1. kobewan
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 10 months ago

        good schedule

      2. ClaireT
        • 12 Years
        1 year, 10 months ago

        Yep, this is my full team so unless there's anyone else i should bench?

        McCarthy, Button
        TAA, Justin, Holding, Saiss, Lascelles
        Bruno, Salah, Foden, Pereria, Reed
        DCL, Vardy, Jimi

    2. Pukki Blinders
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Lascelles

      1. ClaireT
        • 12 Years
        1 year, 10 months ago

        Thank you:) Who else would you bench with him? My full team is

        McCarthy, Button
        Saiss, TAA, Justin, Holding, Lascelles
        Foden, Salah, Bruno, Pereria, Reed
        Jimi, DCL, Vardy

        1. Pukki Blinders
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 10 months ago

          You’ve set your team up for a benching headache! Probably Reed and Saiss (may be dropped)

          1. FPL_Crisis
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            1 year, 10 months ago

            I’ve seen this comment a lot but has there been any quotes saying Saiss position is at risk??
            Seems odd to me

            1. Pukki Blinders
              • 3 Years
              1 year, 10 months ago

              Played awful against whu and fans are called for him to be dropped. Hoever, Marcal or Dendoncker can call play in his position

  14. Boo Ya Ka Sha
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 10 months ago

    What would you do with this? I'm thinking of going Traore to Soucek to avoid a price drop . Figure Soucek will be a season keeper. Meanwhile, if Podence is fit, I can easily see Traore being on the bench.

    Martinez
    TTA / Semedo / Reece
    Salah / KDB / Havertz / Foden / Traore
    Jimenez / DCL
    [Forster; Lamptey, Mitchell, Brewster]

    1. Pukki Blinders
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Traore benched the Podence? Can’t see it, more likely Neto is benched but there will be plenty of rotation either way

  15. kobewan
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 10 months ago

    Martinez against Liverpool? good choice?

    how is AVL defense this season?

    they did blanked Fulham GW3..

    1. ritzyd
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Nobody is a good choice as a defender against Liverpool

    2. Esalman
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      AVL is the only team yet to concede a goal.

      1. the dom 1
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 10 months ago

        They will this weekend, most likely more than 1 i feel 😉

  16. No Salah
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 10 months ago

    Team is a mess specially without any city:

    McCarthy
    TAA Robbo Justin
    Bruno Son* Podence* Hames
    Werner* DCL Jimmy

    4.0 Davies Bissouma Mitchell

    Injuries and potential worries *

    1FT, 1.3 ITB

    Son + Werner > KDB + Maupay for -4?

    Any Better suggestions please?

  17. tc93
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 10 months ago

    Quick 1 or 2 lads:
    1) VVD + Hames
    2) Robbo + Zaha

    On WC-- already have DCL

    1. bso
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      2

    2. Esalman
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      2

  18. bso
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 10 months ago

    Tell me if I am out of my mind. After watching the 2 LIV games and seeing Mane fighting hard for and getting goals and Salah playing somewhat off key.

    Robertson playing on Mane's side being as intent as him on winning, and VVD not involved like this, I am seriously thinking of selling Salah and VVD for Mane and Robertson...4ph.

    Worth it? Thanks guys!

    1. FPL_Crisis
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Much of a muchness
      As they’re all season keepers Salah v Mane should be similar season long
      Robbo I do think outperforms VVD (possibly over Trent too)
      If you think it’s worth the -4 then go for it.

      1. bso
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 10 months ago

        Thanks HMC. Salah seems off key somehow and Mane is on a roll...A fast one. All the best!

        1. FPL_Crisis
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 year, 10 months ago

          Fwiw I’m on Salah and Robbo
          Just think with penalties it feels safer to captain him over Mane week to week.
          Don’t think he’s off just usually needs more chances to score. His shot at the weekend could’ve easily gone in and Mané would’ve blanked

    2. Henryyy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Dont think its worth it

      Salah Mane both great, keep the one you got unless injured

    3. Bad Kompany
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      If on wc then I’d say go ahead. I wouldn’t do it for a hit though.

      I still prefer salah but it’s mainly due to penalties

    4. Albrightondknight
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Vvd is still a great option too. From memory he nearly got on the end of 2-3 balls in the box at the weekend

  19. Bad Kompany
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 10 months ago

    Hi DZ! Any interest in Semedo or Reguilon?

    Both seem to provide good value compared to their teammates. .5 more for much more attacking threat.

    1. waldo666
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      No interest at all until I see how they are integrated into their respective teams.

    2. FPL_Crisis
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Would just stay clear of spurs defenders until they show some reliability. Probably same goes for Wolves in the short term

    3. Bad Kompany
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Cheers both! Wasn’t talking about bringing in either now but was wondering how you’d think they would do later on.

    4. Albrightondknight
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Reguilon ain’t there for his defensive ability.
      He could be in a highlight reel of how not to defend in the lead up to the Chelsea goal.

      1. Flair
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 10 months ago

        Spurs signed two fullbacks that can't defend? Perfect for Jose.

    5. FourLokoLeipzig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      I think Reguilon will be worth the extra 0.5, not sure about Semedo vs Saïss. Definitely interested but next week at the earliest

  20. Albrightondknight
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 10 months ago

    Just confirming I got this right.
    After the 5th of October til the 16th, premier league clubs can transfer between each other but can trade with any football league teams. That means Brewster for example has the move my the 5th or not at all?

    1. Albrightondknight
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      *Can’t transfer between each other *

    2. Pukki Blinders
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Yep I believe so

  21. Albrightondknight
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 10 months ago

    Did Werner do much apart from the goal?
    Is it worth watching a full re run to find other reasons to keep him or a waste of time?
    I only saw a few minutes of the game earlier.

    1. Flair
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      From what I here he looked lost and that was his only shot in 90 minutes. Want to keep him but he isn't giving me reasons to, sadly.

      1. Albrightondknight
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 10 months ago

        Cheers. Thanks.
        The only thing stopping me getting rid now is that I can’t decide who I want to replace him with. Ideally it would be Brewster so I can really spread the funds around the rest of the team.

        1. Flair
          • 2 Years
          1 year, 10 months ago

          Needs to get that loan first. I suspect Ings will be the replacement, after Jimmy he seems the best option.

          1. Albrightondknight
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 year, 10 months ago

            Yeah 2 good options there for sure

  22. cylus11 ( Manager) - Russia…
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 10 months ago

    Should I have patience with Mitrovic ( Wolves A) and Sterling or take them out for a hit -4 or
    Do nothing
    Get in Ings( WBA H)and Mahrez who in better form atm.
    Current team:
    Martinez
    TAA, Robertson, Vinagre
    Salah, KDB, Sterling, Klich
    Mitro, DCL, Bamford
    subs: Button, Dunne, Mitchell, Anguisa
    Thoughts on the same

    1. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Wouldn't get rid of Sterling

    2. The Units
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Hold imo. Could be useful having 2FT going into the int break.

  23. SHOWSTOPPERRR
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 10 months ago

    So Werner also injured right? First time ever i did made an early transfer martial to dcl and then son injured podence injured now Werner..wc intact but not gonna use it..

    Son and Werner to sterling and Jimenez -8?
    Son and Werner to bruno and jiminez -8?

    1. waldo666
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Werner was only cramp apparently, should be fine.

      1. SHOWSTOPPERRR
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 10 months ago

        Show somewhere that it is related to muscle injury..

        1. waldo666
          • 11 Years
          1 year, 10 months ago

          I would wait for confirmation before taking a hit to replace.

          1. SHOWSTOPPERRR
            • 4 Years
            1 year, 10 months ago

            Fine..

  24. Live Lad
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 10 months ago

    Thinking about Son to Mahrez. He is a good short-term pick I guess. Even when Jesus is back he will play if he continues with this form. Besides, I have the WC. Thoughts?

    Kane to Jimmy worth -4?

    1. The Units
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      I think Mahrez is a good pick. I wouldn't do the hit though.

    2. nisag17
      • 13 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Mahrez is a great option. Why would you do Kane to Jiminez though? As part of some other move. Otherwise it doesn't make sense.

      1. Live Lad
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 10 months ago

        I think Jimmy will score more than Kane in the coming games with his fixtures. Will hold probably. Might do it on the WC in GW 6.

  25. Albrightondknight
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 10 months ago

    Give me some good reason not to try to get to this team in about 4 moves.
    Yeah it’s 451 but not too many weak points apart from the 2 * 5.5 mids who have to output perform their price for this to work.
    Double pool defence and
    Salah KDB and Sterling.

    Ryan

    TAA VVD Castagne Lamptey

    Salah Sterling KDB Podence Klich

    DCL

    Steer Taylor Davis 4.5 (hopefully Brewster)

    1. The Units
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Hard to know without seeing the transfers. I would consider Mahrez over Sterling to upgrade elsewhere.

      1. Albrightondknight
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 10 months ago

        I already got Sterling not KDB - it might be the fear of KDB that’s driving it 🙂

        Werner Rodríguez Barnes and KWP
        To
        (Brewster) KDB Klitch and VVD

        1. The Units
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          1 year, 10 months ago

          Actually that looks pretty good. Getting 2 on penalties with KdB being the best player. I think VvD will not be far behind TAA & Robbo over the season (I see them as season keepers).

    2. Gr3g
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Lack of CS this years so I would prefer to play 3 at the back.
      Lots of value in FWDs this year, especially PK takers if the silly handball rule will continue

      1. Albrightondknight
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 10 months ago

        Good point this is still based around my pre season thinking.
        Klitch is on penalties I think so trying to factor that in a little bit too.

  26. Trentino
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 10 months ago

    Vardy or Ings to replace Werner as 3rd striker?

    I have already DCL and Jimmy.

    To get Vardy I'd need to take -4 hit and downgrade a defender (probably James as he might not start).

    Ings I can get free + saves me money ITB...

    1. The Units
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      I wouldn't get Vardy for a hit and I think Ings is really good value and has a great fixture coming up against WBA. Could do the Vardy move later if Ings form drops off and Vardy is still on fire.

      1. Trentino
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 10 months ago

        Cheers. Just those pens with Vardy... how many he'll get still 😀 Of course Ings is on pens too but Leicester seems more attacking.

        They all have pretty good fixtures. Even Werner's fixture is okayish (Ok, Palace are good) but Chelsea seem crap and I think he'll be tired from playing so many games.

        1. The Units
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          1 year, 10 months ago

          A frontline of DCL - Jimi - Ings will be great and have better balance for the team. You can upgrade elsewhere.

          1. Trentino
            • 2 Years
            1 year, 10 months ago

            Voice of reason. You are very right. Thanks mate!

  27. Hotdogs for Tea
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 10 months ago

    Lots of choice for a Werner replacement, I would be happy with all of these for less value

    Ings, Jimenez, DC-L, Wilson, Bamford, Maupay, Richarlison,

    1. The Units
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      I have already kneejerked over after the CHE game and got Jimi in.

      1. Hotdogs for Tea
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 10 months ago

        Jimenez will be my choice, waiting for the mid week fixtures to finish before making the move in case other players in my squad pick up an injury and need to be transferred out

        1. The Units
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          1 year, 10 months ago

          I was also wanting to catch the price swings with Jimi rising and Werner falling. Now hoping no injuries mid week.

    2. Kabayan
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      All good choices. Depends on what you will do in future with the funds.
      Is it worth to take a hit to replace Werner? (For my case)

      1. Hotdogs for Tea
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 10 months ago

        depends what the other move was, I will probably do Havertz & Werner to Mahrez/KdB & Jimenez

        1. Kabayan
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 10 months ago

          I removed Son to 6M Mid, wanna get Salah for Foden in gw5 or 6.
          And i need to remove Werner to max 6.8 Forward.

          1. Hotdogs for Tea
            • 6 Years
            1 year, 10 months ago

            the -4 is for Son then 😉

            1. Kabayan
              • 5 Years
              1 year, 10 months ago

              Feel better if you put like that, haha

  28. Disturbed
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 10 months ago

    Which one to play this gw?

    a. egan
    b. davies
    c. mitchell

    1. The Units
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      All not good options. Mitchell and hope Arsenal stay quiet.

      1. Disturbed
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 10 months ago

        I know mate. Earlier plan was to do davies > lamptey/ james but now thinking it might be better to play one of these and save the ft. 2 fts after the break could be useful.

  29. Live Lad
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 10 months ago

    Reguilón played in front of the LB? Might he play in front of Davies in EPL?
    In other words, will Davies lose his spot to Reguilón?

    1. The Units
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      I don't think we know yet, but general opinion on here is Davies will lose his spot soonish. I have him and will be playing him this week.

  30. Flair
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 10 months ago

    Rafinha touted in a move to City in a swap deal for Garcia by a strong source, leave Foden alone ffs