Scout Notes

How Southampton solved their defensive issues as Ings outscores Adams again

Burnley 0-1 Southampton

  • Goals: Danny Ings (£8.4m)
  • Assists: Che Adams (£5.9m)
  • Bonus points: Ings x3, Jan Bednarek x2 (£4.5m), Ryan Bertrand x2 (£5.0m)

Danny Ings (£8.4m) remains one of the most reliable forwards in the Premier League despite the £2.5m price hike ahead of the 2020/21 campaign.

The Southampton man added his third goal of the campaign in a 1-0 win at Burnley on Saturday, the most of any colleague and behind only Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£7.4m), Jamie Vardy (£10.0m) and an injured Son Heung-min (£9.0m) in the early stages of the Golden Boot race.

Crucially, Ings is still offering a degree of Fantasy value, despite that more expensive price for the new season. After three Gameweeks, he is inside the top 10 among forwards for points per million spent (2.6). As things stand, Harry Kane (£10.5m) and Vardy (2.7 and 3.2 respectively) are the only dearer forwards to outperform Ings in that respect.

However, the former Burnley and Liverpool man will have plenty of opportunities to soar up those rankings when Southampton host West Bromwich Albion in Gameweek 4.

The Baggies may have stunned Chelsea into a 3-0 half-time lead at the Hawthorns but they still conceded a further three goals of their own in the second half. That means Slaven Bilic’s men have given up 11 goals in their first three matches of the campaign. No English top-flight side has conceded that many goals in their opening three league games since Arsenal in 1963/64 (12).

While further attacking returns are very much on the cards for Ings on Sunday, one minor question that may hang over Ings from a slightly more long-term perspective is whether or not he can sustain goals on a short supply of shots.

While he has three goals in the last two matches, Ings has only taken three shots in that time. At Burnley on Saturday, the Southampton forward was limited to just the one effort. 

Once West Bromwich Albion are out of the way, the Saints face Chelsea (away), Everton (home) and Aston Villa (away), each of which could prove an important test of his Fantasy appeal for the rest of the season. If these sides keep Ings as limited shot-wise as Spurs and Burnley did, it might be difficult for him to continue the current run of form.

Frank Lampard’s men have certainly had defensive issues this year but after the international break, Edouard Mendy (£5.0m) will be considerably more bedded into the team, while Thiago Silva (£5.5m) will have settled in a little more too. It will be interesting to see if Chelsea can take a more assured defence into that Gameweek 5 fixture.

While Ings’ Gameweek 6 opponent Everton have kept only one clean sheet so far this season, a trip to Aston Villa in Gameweek 7 may prove challenging too. Dean Smith’s men are yet to concede this season, have four clean sheets in their last six Premier League outings, three of which came at Villa Park.

However, if Ings does come through this run with a handful of more attacking returns, then the Fantasy community are sure to take notice.

It has taken some time for owners of Che Adams (£5.9m) to be rewarded for their patience, although they might have hoped for more from the trip to Burnley.

The former Birmingham City man has been unfortunate thus far this season, recording the same number of shots in the box and big chances as Ings, but falling slightly short on accuracy. As a result, he is still without a goal this season and is usually one of the first to be replaced by Ralph Hasenhüttl in the second half. So far in 2020/21, Adams is yet to complete 90 minutes in the Premier League, averaging just over 79 minutes per appearance.

Like Ings, he was restricted to just one effort on goal at Turf Moor, although it would be sensible to assume he will be handed more opportunities by West Bromwich Albion’s leaky defence on Sunday.

Furthermore, while Adams is currently 14 Fantasy points behind Ings, Gameweek 3 once again highlighted the cheaper forward’s superior creativity compared to his strike-partner. Against Burnley, Adams registered his first assist of the campaign, having outperformed Ings for key passes thus far – which could bode well for the Baggies’ trip to St. Mary’s.

Considering that Alex McCarthy (£4.5m) remains the most popular Fantasy goalkeeper, currently sat in 18.7% of teams, Southampton’s defensive improvement in Gameweek 3 was a welcome one for many.

Having deployed a perilously high line at home against Spurs, Hasenhüttl dropped his back-four back considerably at Turf Moor. He also made one change, dropping Jack Stephens (£4.9m) to the bench, replacing him with Jannik Vestergaard (£4.5m).

That made for a much more secure foundation from which to operate in Gameweek 3, earning Southampton their first clean sheet of the campaign.

“It wasn’t a good start to the season but we have focused our work this week on the defence and it was fantastic to see how much they had invested today.” – Ralph Hasenhüttl

While Emi Martínez (£4.5m) certainly looks an attractive option moving forward, anyone hoping to hold their transfers and not spend a Wildcard may be encouraged by a few of McCarthy’s underlying numbers from Saturday.

The Saints’ goalkeeper was just one save short of an additional point at Turf Moor, while his total BPS score was just one away from pushing him into a share of bonus. A Gameweek 4 meeting with West Bromwich Albion might help him make a breakthrough on both of those counts.

That said, Southampton were helped in their clean sheet exploits no end by Burnley’s ongoing squad problems.

They came into Gameweek 3 without James Tarkowski (£5.4m), Ben Mee (£5.0m), Robbie Brady (£5.0m), Jack Cork (£5.0m), Johann Berg Gudmundsson (£5.4m), Jay Rodriguez (£5.9m) and Ashley Barnes (£6.0m).

Those absences left the Clarets rather short in every department and, with a large number of youngsters on the bench, Sean Dyche did not make a single substitution all night – almost certainly to send a message to the board.

“The chairman knows what is required. Action. We need players. It is a challenge though, here, it always has been. We have two experienced defenders on the bench and that is it. We are reliant on what we have. It is a challenge but we will have players back fit.” – Sean Dyche

Newcastle, Tottenham and Chelsea are three of Burnley’s next four opponents and if the Clarets do not improve their personnel problems between now and Gameweek 7, those clubs’ defensive assets certainly look like attractive prospects.

The ongoing list of absentees in Lancashire is helpful in one other respect: budget defensive options. Tarwkoski and Mee’s injuries have allowed Jimmy Dunne (£4.0m) to start two matches in a row now and, after two matches, the budget asset is actually Burnley’s top-scoring defender – useful for anyone Wildcarding right now.

Burnley XI (4-4-2): Pope; C Taylor, Dunne, K Long, Bardsley; McNeil, D Stephens, Westwood, Brownhill; Vydra, Wood.

Southampton XI (4-4-2): A McCarthy; Bertrand, Vestergaard, Bednarek, Walker-Peters; Djenepo (Tella 77′), Romeu, Ward-Prowse, Armstrong; Ings, Adams (Obafemi 77′).

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1,089 Comments Post a Comment
  1. FC Hakkebøf
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Best option here?

    A) Son -> Mahrez
    B) Son + Davies -> Foden + Robertson -4
    C) Mitrovic + Son -> Jimenez + Foden -4
    D) Son + Podence -> Mahrez + Foden -4
    E) Wildcard

    Team:
    McCarthy
    TAA Saiss* Justin
    Salah KDB Son* Podence*
    Werner* DCL Mitrovic*
    ____
    4.0 Davies* Ferguson Bissouma

    1 FT 0.5 itb

    *rotation risk/flagged/underperforming

    TA

    1. yalala
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Son Werner to Ings Fernandes

      Pens pens pens

      1. FC Hakkebøf
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Not putting my faith in pens

      2. Shineonme
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        No no no. Just son to mahrez or Barnes will do. Keep werner for his next two home games surley.

    2. Africa United
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Son to someone
      Keep Werner (non owner)

      1. FC Hakkebøf
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        What about all the rotation risks :/?

        1. Shineonme
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Werner won't be rotated. Once he scores he'll go on a run

          1. FC Hakkebøf
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            I'm talking about Saiss and Davies

    3. Jullepuu
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Remove the "*" from Saiss and Mitro. Don't take a hit you don't have to play Davies. Just get Mahrez or maybe Barnes imo

      1. FC Hakkebøf
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Saiss is a rotation risk though..

        1. Jullepuu
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Not really

          1. FC Hakkebøf
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            He is though.. Check wolves forum. They all want him to be dropped

        2. Shineonme
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          no

      2. Shineonme
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        ^^This ^^

    4. linkafu
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 1 day ago

      B

    5. Dynamic Duos
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      A mate

    6. Dynamic Duos
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      But I do like B

    7. FC Hakkebøf
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Guess ill take the Davies drop on the chin and wait for more news

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        See who plays tonight

        1. FC Hakkebøf
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Yeah willl do. And tomorrow as well

    8. B.D.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Easy A

  2. legolas
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    If I have only one sub, which one to go with for this week: a. Bruno to Mane/Salah
    b. Soucek to H. Barnes
    c. Callum to Ings

    1. Atletico Junior
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      C

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

      C

    3. linkafu
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 1 day ago

      C

    4. B.D.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      C

  3. Sulley
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Hi guys, thoughts on below:

    A) Son > Barnes
    B) Son > Mount
    C) Son + Werner > Rashford and Jimi (-4)
    D) Son + Werner > RAshford and Ings (-4)

    Any advice would be great! Tempted to take a hit to get Ings or JImi in against lesser teams and Rashford for long hall.

    1. FC Hakkebøf
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Son to Mahrez

      1. Sulley
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Already have Foden and KDB and based on last performance don't feel confident going all in on City

        Thoughts on any of the above?

        1. FC Hakkebøf
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          City is City.. They will bounce back in style

    2. Jullepuu
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Son to Barnes and use the money next week

    3. DanteDrama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Any option of keeping Son. Could be back by gw5

      1. Sulley
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Potentially but I have Foden, Saiss and Podence and not 100% confident they will all definitely start so hoping to ensure I have decent bench cover (Lamptey) in case someone doesn't play. With Son out too it would mean Mitchell or Brewser as next man up.

        1. DanteDrama
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Look at next 5 of United before getting their assets. Can upgrade one of your not so sure starters.

    4. Shineonme
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      A

    5. kevchenko
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Barnes and Vardy and option too?

      I also like the Mahrez pick and do have the City triple (KDB,Foden,Mahrez) - I think they'll score at least 3 against Leeds and I wouldn't like to leave one out now.

      Of the options you actually asked about though, I'd probably do C, just because Jimenez will be consistent. It's a close call with Ings, he has a nicer fixture this weekend but not a lot in it.

      Definitely not Mount, and Rashford would probably frustrate some weeks, especially when for 1.0 you get the penalties.

  4. Africa United
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Captain from this team??

    Meslier
    Coleman Lewis Lamptey
    Sterling Jamesrod Zaha. Barnes/klich
    Jiminez Vardy Richarlison
    4.4 itb

    Thank you

    1. Warby84
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Sterling

      1. Africa United
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Yes I'm on sterling now thanks
        Want to st team and log in after deadline too much thinking

    2. Shineonme
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      from that lot id cap sterling

  5. ClaireT
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Best option 6.2 or below to replace ASM?
    Thinking Pereria with Eva's fixtures

    1. ClaireT
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      *WBA's

    2. linkafu
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Klich

      1. linkafu
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Pens

        1. ClaireT
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Thank you, is Pereria on pens too?

          1. Bushwhacker
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Requires West Brom to get in the opposition box.

            1. ClaireT
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              True. Would you go Klich instead?

              1. Shineonme
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                not with his upcoming games no

    3. kevchenko
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Podence or Soucek.

      Been an over reaction to Wolves and Podence slipping back in will tick points over nicely.

      Soucek is solid and free's up plenty of funds.

      Pereria is a decent pick though too - he'll have to keep scoring if they want to win any games.

      Klich with pens is an option but I'd feel I had to have him and realistically how many pens will Leeds get over the season? Is he offering much else? I'm not convinced personally, but who knows!

      1. TMF86
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        I'm a West Ham fan and would say Soucek. End of last season and even this, he's good for set pieces and balls flying in. If we have Masuaku playing how he did the other night we're golden

        1. Dthinger
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          what about bowen? He's looked good over the first three weeks.

    4. jb1985
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Townsend or Trossard have been playing well lately.

  6. Sharkytect
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Does anyone else get this thing on here where the orange notification pops up saying you need to be a member to access this info, but when you click it it says 'you are already logged in" then you have to go back to the home page again and click the article once more for the full text?

    Happens nearly every time for me

    1. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Maybe clear your cashe, log out and in again.

  7. Warby84
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Werner to Ings (C) -4 worth it?? I’m not 60/40 in favour!!

    1. FC Hakkebøf
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Nope

    2. Cheeto__Bandito
        2 months, 1 day ago

        no but depends on your risk tolerance

        1. Warby84
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Very high!!

      • linkafu
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 1 day ago

        I'm thinking about it for free. For -4 no for me

      • Africa United
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Good shout but if I had Werner I d keep (non owner)!
        But selling him is more than justified to be fair ..

      • Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Not for a hit

      • The Rock
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        No.

      • Shineonme
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        now way osay

      • Dthinger
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        no. Werner will eventually start scoring, and it will inevitably be the week you take a hit to get rid

    3. Cheeto__Bandito
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Best 6.1m defender or lower?

        1. Cheeto__Bandito
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Digne probably popular but bad fixtures

          • moz_1983
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Castagne

            1. Cheeto__Bandito
                2 months, 1 day ago

                have jsutin, worth double up?

                1. Bushwhacker
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  No.

                2. moz_1983
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  I'm admittedly reluctant to double up on defensive assets, pool aside. Coleman perhaps? Nailed as it stands and is likely to get some attacking returns as well.

              • Andy_Social
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                This guy.

                1. Andy_Social
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  reply fail: I mean Castagne. Then Lamptey.

            2. linkafu
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 1 day ago

              Coleman. RB nailed at 5.0 in a offensive team. Could be gold!

            3. Pukki Blinders
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 1 day ago

              No value, go down to 4.5s like Ayling/Taylor/Lamptey

          • Oggle22
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Mccarthy
            TAA KWP Taylor Mitchell
            Salah KDB Bruno Rodriguez
            Martial Mitrovic

            Nyland Ceballos Saliba Davies

            A) Save FT
            B) Martial to Ings
            C) Martial and Ceballos to DCL and Foden or 7mil mid -4?

            Cheers

            1. Shineonme
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              if any B

            2. kevchenko
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              B I suppose.

              No real fires to put out but might be nice to have 2FT for the Int Break / Transfer Window - as something usually happens!

          • moz_1983
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Looking to get rid of ASM, who would be your best circa 5.5 replacement? McGinn? Armstrong? Klich?

            1. Warby84
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              Podence

              1. Pukki Blinders
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 1 day ago

                That's last weeks template

                1. Dthinger
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  he's still got great fixtures and sounds like he will be over the injury

            2. Cheeto__Bandito
                2 months, 1 day ago

                would try get more money to upgrade to foden/Barnes, none of those are good options

                1. The Rock
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  This.

                  If you can't upgrade then I'm not sure any around ASM price is better. Podence isn't nailed. People judging ASM a little quickly as well. has only played 2 games. Do you expect you 5.5m to deliver every game?

              • Jellyfish
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                McGinn could be a good differential pick. Looked back to his best last night and bagged to assists

                1. Dthinger
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  I like this. If I didnt have to resolve my Son problem, I think I would be bringing him in.

              • linkafu
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 1 day ago

                Klich

              • jtreble
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                Podence imho.

              • KAPTAIN KANE
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                I’m thinking Pereira if you could stretch 0.5

            3. Dynamic Duos
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              G2G ? 1ft, can I save? Mitrovic stinking up my team abit.

              McCarthy
              TAA James Saiss
              Salah KDB Bruno Hames Podence
              DCL Mitrovic

              Nyland Davies Brewster Ferguson

              1. FC Hakkebøf
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                GTG imo.. Saiss is a rotation risk though and so is Davies.. You could end up with only 2 playing defenders

                1. Dynamic Duos
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  Sell Davies then got 5.3m to spend ?

                  1. FC Hakkebøf
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 1 day ago

                    KWP/Lamptey maybe

                2. Dynamic Duos
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  Was looking at Davies and Saiss to Lamptey and Castagne -4

                  1. FC Hakkebøf
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 1 day ago

                    I'd only get rid of one of them.. Prolly Davies. Hope that Saiss starts

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

                    Castagne is intriguing - defo on my watchlist. Not sure that I don't prefer him to Digne - especially when price taken into account

                  3. Shineonme
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 1 day ago

                    you can't transfer out two def for a hit that's madness

                    1. Dthinger
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 1 day ago

                      Yeah...just do the Davies to Castagne move

              2. FC Hakkebøf
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                Mind giving me a shout on the top of this page?

              3. Camzy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                Save.

                Really nice team. I wish I had that without throwing my WC away.

                1. Dynamic Duos
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  Cheers mate

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

                Save FT for sure. Use 2FTs or mini WC -4 hit next week.

            4. Jellyfish
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              When does Justin's position become threatened? Had him from the start but aware that he is seen mainly as a short term pick.

              1. FC Hakkebøf
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                When Ricardo Peirera is back

                1. Jellyfish
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  Okay thanks, so based on current forecasts end of Oct then!

                2. Over Midwicket
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  Pereira is a right back..

                  1. Zim0
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 1 day ago

                    So is Justin. Castagne will go to the left probably

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

                    Castagne plays left back and Justin drops to the bench..

            5. mrpink32
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              Antonio to ings / dcl -4

              1)y/n
              2) ings / dcl

              1. The Rock
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                1) Y - 4 tough fixtures up next for Antonio
                2) Ings

              2. Bobby_Baggio
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                Y
                Ings

            6. I Member
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              Thoughts on this WC team?

              Martinez
              Robertson, Coady, Justin
              Salah, KDB, Barnes, Foden
              Jimenez, Ings, DCL

              Steer; Lamptey, Mitchell, Anguissa.

              0.4 ITB

              1. Tshelby
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                Lovely! Don't know about Barnes imo

                1. I Member
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  Two week punt for WHU + AVL with a view to getting Zaha.

              2. mattyb09
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                Go Burke over Anguissa

                1. Dynamic Duos
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  This aswel

                2. I Member
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  Won't Burke lose a lot of his minutes if the Brewster deal goes through?

                3. Brosstan
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  Dont do this. Burke is at best a 40-60 minutes on average per game player, at worst loses his spot completely in a few weeks. Only reason hes even getting minutes is that the options are even worse, not because hes any good.

              3. Dynamic Duos
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                You really want Castagne on a wc, Foden and Justin to Klich and Castagne

                1. I Member
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  Think Foden outscores Klich by more than Castagne outscores Justin. I do like Castagne though.

                  1. Dynamic Duos
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 1 day ago

                    The thing is Castagne and Klich are both nailed mate

                    1. I Member
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 1 day ago

                      Foden should get plenty of minutes. KDB alone isn't enough City for my liking.

                      Here's a thought, Barnes + Justin -> Podence (if fit) + Castagne?

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

                I'd take Stephens at 4.4m. That offers you a round 0.5m ITB if you need it.

                1. Andy_Social
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  Good call. I'd dampen down the enthusiasm over Burke as the Brewster transfer looks back on.

                  1. Would Ed Woodward
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 1 day ago

                    Plus he's rubbish.

                2. I Member
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  Might do. Is he nailed though or just playing because Cork is injured?

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

                    New signing. I reckon he's nailed on. He does his job which is come on for a few points. He also is the most efficient fodder because he's the cheapest so you can eke every cent out and put it on the field.

            7. Mufc202020
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 1 day ago

              Would people wildcard this team or hold out

              Ramsdale
              TAA Egan Justin Doherty
              Salah KDB Zaha
              Werner Martial Mitro

              Nyland lemina Mitchell bissouma

              Let me know your thoughts!

              1. B.D.
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                Hold

              2. Shineonme
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                hold but martial out for vardy, DLC, or ings

            8. Tshelby
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              Werner to ?
              A) Ings
              B) Jimenez
              C) Vardy

              1. Bobby_Baggio
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                B

              2. FC Hakkebøf
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                I'd keep for one more.. Surely you have other fires to put out?

                1. Tshelby
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  Yeah Son but really tired of Werner. He was worthless against WBA what also was supposed to be a good game for him

                  1. Pukki Blinders
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 1 day ago

                    Cmon Tommy mate, have a little bit of faith

              3. The Rock
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                Hold.

                Palace are poor down their right hand side and then it's Soton with their high line. Could be an ideal game that for Werner.

                1. Would Ed Woodward
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  Alternatively, if West Brom isn't an ideal game then no one is at the moment.

                  1. The Rock
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 11 Years
                    2 months, 1 day ago

                    True.. I'm giving him another few weeks anyway!

              4. Shineonme
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                B if you ahve too but I'm.keepimg for chelseas next two nice home games

            9. Ginola
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              2 months, 1 day ago

              Tempted to do Mitro > DCL for -4 (exact cash). Do it or hold?

              1. FC Hakkebøf
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                Hold.. Everton face Liverpool in gw5.

              2. Shineonme
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                yes do it now otherwise you're never do it.

            10. Bobby_Baggio
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              Afternoon all. In my Draft league would you swap any of the below for Greenwood? Thanks.

              A) Podence
              B) Soucek
              C) Klich
              D) Trossard

              1. Tshelby
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                D

                1. Tshelby
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  Oh the opposite. A than

                2. GloryManUnited
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  Last one I'd swap

                  1. Tshelby
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 1 day ago

                    Ok read everything.

              2. The Rock
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                Probably would swap all for Greenwood!

                I'd lose Podence first i think.

                1. Bobby_Baggio
                  • 9 Years
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  cheers you think podence will ose gametime? He looked decent from what i saw

                  1. The Rock
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 11 Years
                    2 months, 1 day ago

                    Even Jota got rotated quite a bit and he's a far better player than Podence.

                    Neto will get plenty gametime I feel.

                    Soucek is a better option for me, and cheaper.

              3. Pukki Blinders
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 1 day ago

                Podence easily

                1. Bobby_Baggio
                  • 9 Years
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  how come? i think he looked good going forward

                  1. Pukki Blinders
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 1 day ago

                    will become a rotation problem now, Wolves have 4 wingers and only 2 spots for them.

              4. mattyb09
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                Podence will play this week. The injury is not serious, would love for people to hop off him.

                1. Pukki Blinders
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  Who says he starts with that stacked forward line

                  1. mattyb09
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 1 day ago

                    He's their best player...They looked lost without him. Hardly a "stacked forward line".

                    1. Pukki Blinders
                      • 1 Year
                      2 months, 1 day ago

                      Still think he's a transfer waiting to happen, will be rotated

                    2. GloryManUnited
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      2 months, 1 day ago

                      Best player?!?! You are MAD

                2. GloryManUnited
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  Hasn't trained so I'd temper your words

              5. F_Ivanovic
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                Soucek and not that close IMO.

            11. mattyb09
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              Jimenez (C)??? Great bounce back opportunity against an awful side.

              1. Pukki Blinders
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 1 day ago

                Yep plenty of attention away from him now after a 0 pointer

              2. Andy_Social
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                Decent call but he never scores more than 6 points. Ings would be a better cap risk.

                1. mattyb09
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  PK season...Already have seen 3 hat tricks.

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

                  This is just not true at all

            12. Hy liverpool
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              Bayern are interested in Brighton right-back Tariq Lamptey (19) and have already asked for him. Brighton expects up to €25m. Bayern would be willing to pay around €15m [@Plettigoal]

              I have no idea if this true or just rumours!

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

                Does Kimmich play RB or CM these days?

                1. Hy liverpool
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  CM but they have pavard plays as RB.. He is not that good thou

              2. Pukki Blinders
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 1 day ago

                Dammit you beat me to it... seen this rumour everywhere, could have some truth to it

              3. Wild Rover
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                If he was available for that sort of money a Prem team would snap him up surely.

                1. The Rock
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  Hey WR. Long time no chat! How's things form with you lately?

                  1. Wild Rover
                    • 10 Years
                    2 months, 1 day ago

                    Hey fella, having a mare atm. Terrible WC like most but at least my old team was crap too. Hope you are faring better 🙂

                    1. The Rock
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 11 Years
                      2 months, 1 day ago

                      My team isn't fairing any better really. Around the 2m mark! But i've resisted the temptation to WC so at least i have that in my back pocket!

                      Funny old season so far.

                2. Hy liverpool
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  Yep that's very cheap but they have just got him for only 3m

              4. The Rock
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                Wow, imagine him and Alphonso Davies bombing up the wings. Scary!

              5. Joey Tribbiani
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  that is cheap

                  1. Hy liverpool
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 1 day ago

                    They will gain at least 12m in just one month if these news are true

                • Brosstan
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  Hes worth 50+ million

                • Andy_Social
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  I saw that. Terrifying. He'd be a bargain at 25m, so if that's all Brighton want he's a gonner and I've a gaping hole in my squad.

                  1. Hy liverpool
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 1 day ago

                    I don't really think it's true but i still confused how chelsea got rid of him only for 3m.

                    1. Andy_Social
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      2 months, 1 day ago

                      Lamps - and a lot of other managers - took one look at him and decided: too short.

              6. Pukki Blinders
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 1 day ago

                Just seen that Bayern are interested in Lamptey, Brighton have valued him at just 25million...

              7. Mweene
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                Should I get Ings or Jimenez??

                1. Pukki Blinders
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  Jimi, fixtures

                2. Tcheco
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  Jimenez

                3. La Roja
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  Cool kids have them both 😎

                  1. Wolves Ay We
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 1 day ago

                    Of course they do, so when are you getting Ings? 😉

                4. Shineonme
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  Jimmy

              8. Neo-Viper
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                ##REPOST##

                Bad week the last one.
                How do you like the look for the next?

                McCarthy
                Taa CTaylor Justin
                Podence KDB Salah Hamez
                DCL Vardy Mitro

                Button Soucek Mitchel Bavies

                1. B.D.
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  Nice

              9. Tcheco
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                KDB or Sterling?

                1. Pukki Blinders
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  Think Sterling will enjoy the next couple of fixtures but KDB if its long term

                2. Shineonme
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  sterling imo

              10. Evasivo
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                Best options for 4th Mid with budget up to £6.4mil?

                Currently on Pereira.

                Soucek fixtures absolutely terrible and Trossard would've been an option but my 5th mid Bissouma

                1. Tcheco
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  Klich for me

                2. Hy liverpool
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  Trossard too

                3. Pukki Blinders
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  Why does your 5th mid being Bissouma prevent you from getting Tross?

                  Tross and Soucek, irrespective of fixtures, are the best 2 imo

                  1. Evasivo
                    • 10 Years
                    2 months, 1 day ago

                    Wouldnt want both, although tbf nothing particularly wrong with it as Biss likely to be last sub anyway

                4. B.D.
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  Podence If fit

              11. I Member
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                A) Mahrez + Podence
                B) Foden + Barnes

                1. Shineonme
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  B

                2. B.D.
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  A

              12. jdp219
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                Son > ... (-4)
                1) Bruno
                2) Hames
                3) Rashford
                4) Zaha
                5) Mahrez
                6) Barnes

                1. The Rock
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  I'm thinking of going Barnes and upgrading one of my strikers.

                  But that would mean a -8 ht for you?

                  1. jdp219
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 1 day ago

                    That, it would. I would just hold off on that until after the break. Davis needs to be upgrade for sure.

                    1. The Rock
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 11 Years
                      2 months, 1 day ago

                      I think your right to wait a little bit longer. I guess Bruno could be worth a shout but Utd have been really poor so far.

                2. Denver Omelette
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  1

                3. Shineonme
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  6 then spend the money you save on upgrading elsewhere

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

                  1 or 3. I’d go 3.

              13. unitednations
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                No idea what to do here with 0.2m. Already WC'ed...sigh

                Martinez
                Taa James Saiss -- Lamptey Mitchell
                Foden KDB Havertz Son
                Jimmy DCL Werner

                I def want to get Salah by gw6 so just need to plan accordingly. What i am currently thinking
                gw4: Son >> Barnes
                gw5: Save
                gw6: Havertz + Werner >> Salah + 7.5m fwd

                1. Shineonme
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  barnes looks the sensible pick. Nice games and he's playing so well.

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

                So many great matchups this week. You can't have them all.

              15. Brosstan
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                I know its early days but Im finding it easier to keep my cool about my team this season so far. Wondering if its a mentality issue or just a direct result of being more conscious about picking long term players.

                Anyone else had similar experience going from one season to the next and what did you chalk it up to?

                1. Flair
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  I'm not bothered about a dreadful start. After last season, my first, when I went from 1M to 66k in about 6 GWs after GW22 I realized how quickly your situation can change in FPL. More importantly, with captaincy you can turn your season around in an instant and I like my team a lot. Plus, we've seem to be getting 3 DGWs and 1-2 BGWs which is where committed managers gain the advantage. Not exactly the perfect answer to your question, just my overall mentality towards this season so far.

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

                  Not particularly fussed about the various booboos I've made so far - and there've been a couple of lulus in there

                  Put it down to COVID partly. Pretty sure this season in FPL will go tits up soon enough when total lockdown strikes in a month or so. That adds a bit of perspective at one level but also just adds to the feeling that things are more out of my control than might be otherwise.

                  Spending less time on here and not looking at FPLstats and rank at all adds to the peace of mind.

                  Strategically I'm following your lead pretty much and concentrating much more on long term selections and only looking to make transfers in a few spots unless necessary.