Scout Notes

State of Fulham defence bodes well for Wolves options in Gameweek 4

Fulham 0-3 Aston Villa

  • Goals: Jack Grealish (£7.0m), Conor Hourihane (£6.0m), Tyrone Mings (£5.0m)
  • Assists: John McGinn (£5.5m) x2, Hourihane
  • Bonus Points: Hourihane x3, McGinn x2, Mings x1

A clinical Aston Villa maintained their perfect start to the season at the expense of a Fulham side seemingly hell-bent on getting their relegation form in nice and early.

Four wins on the bounce – two in the league, two in the Carabao Cup – have marked the Villans as an early-season form team, which is just as well when they’ve got Liverpool and Leicester to come next.

But there is a confidence and continuity about this club now – Villa have strengthened the squad this summer without upsetting the balance of the team – that suggests last season’s desperate struggle to stay up will not need repeating this time around.

Fulham coach Scott Parker switched to a three-man defence for the encounter, but his preference for playing high and wide remained intact. That was a tactic the visitors exploited ruthlessly from the get-go and offers some crumbs of comfort to anyone still in possession of Wolves attackers for Gameweek 4.

It took less than five minutes for Villa to find a way through that new-look backline, with Jack Grealish (£7.0m) running onto John McGinn‘s (£5.5m) ball over the top and steering it past Alphonse Areola (£4.5m) in the Fulham goal.

The strike was, according to boss Dean Smith, straight off the training pitch.

“We’ve been working on breakthrough runs with Jack especially. Great run, great finish, great pass.” – Dean Smith

The pair then combined for Conor Hourihane (£6.0m) to double the advantage after 15 minutes, with the midfielder sweeping the ball home from an intelligent McGinn lay-off. The former Plymouth Argyle and Barnsley midfielder has now registered more attacking returns than any other Villa asset since the beginning of Project Restart (five).

That made it two shots, two goals for Villa – a question of quality over quantity that neatly summed up the entire game. Fulham outshot the visitors 16-12, but managed just two attempts on target to Villa’s five and created no big chances while their rivals carved out four.

If the game wasn’t up after 15 minutes, it certainly was just after half-time when Tyrone Mings (£5.0m) sprang the Cottagers’ high line/offside trap attempt and was left all alone to score from Hourihane’s set-piece ball into the area.

It was the final proof, if it were even needed, of Fulham’s current defensive shortcomings. Indeed, conceding ten goals across the first three Premier League matches of a season would have equalled a nasty little record – if West Brom hadn’t had a ‘hold my beer’ moment and already let in 11 thanks to Saturday’s 3-3 draw with Chelsea.

What’s making matters considerably worse for Parker’s men is their inability to look the part at the other end of the pitch either.

This was their second blank in three league matches and the three goals they scored against Leeds were as much to do with the Yorkshire outfit’s own defensive issues as Fulham’s attacking prowess.

The 20%-owned Aleksandar Mitrovic (£6.0m) was easily the most popular Fantasy Premier League starting asset on show at Craven Cottage, and he led the way for attempts (six), all of which came inside the area.

All of them were also headers, but only one found the target and none truly troubled visiting keeper Emiliano Martinez (£4.5m), whose most eye-catching save involved tipping a late Joe Bryan (£5.0m) effort onto the bar.

His opposite number, Areola, had the misfortune of picking the first three of Villa’s attempts on target out of the back of his net, but he was worked by Mings and McGinn when the game stretched out late on, while striker Ollie Watkins (£6.0m) twice went close with earlier efforts.

Fulham did manage to score at one point when Bobby Decordova-Reid (£5.5m) pounced after Martinez spilled Aboubakar Kamara‘s (£5.0m) shot, only for VAR to entice referee Stuart Attwell to a TV screen to decide that Mitrovic had fouled Ezri Konsa (£4.5m) as the first shot came in.

The late introduction of new signing Bertrand Traoré (£6.0m) demonstrated the extra firepower Smith now has at his disposal, but he was quick to talk up a second straight clean sheet post-match.

“We scored some great goals, but maybe more pleasing for me is the will to keep the ball out of the back of the net. It’s about keeping that balance. If we can, it gives us a great chance to win football games.” – Dean Smith

The views of Parker were, in essence, a mirror image of his Villa counterpart.

“In terms of defending, yeah we weren’t good enough tonight. We’ve not been good enough for the first three games this season, and we need to address that. It’s an area that I think everyone at the football club can see.” – Scott Parker

Both Konsa and Mings have now scored this season, with the latter also providing a Gameweek 2 assist. The pair sit second and third in an FPL defenders table topped by Leicester’s Timothy Castagne (£5.7m), who’s played a game more. They are also backed by four clean sheets in their last six Premier League matches, three of those coming at Villa Park, where they play three of their next four fixtures.

But investing in Villa’s backline, or indeed any of their players, is just not happening from what we can see of the FPL transfer market. 

Despite their stellar start to the season, none of their assets can be found in Gameweek 4’s top 30 transfers-in, presumably thanks to those two tough fixtures mentioned earlier in this piece.

The Villans’ schedule eases considerably from Gameweek 6 onwards, however, with a trip to Arsenal probably the trickiest encounter of a 10-match run.

Fulham’s match-ups are more mixed, but the FPL reception to their current form is not – Mitrovic is currently the fourth most-sold player heading into Gameweek 4 as managers still invested in Parker’s men look to cut and run.

Fulham XI (3-4-2-1): Areola; Ream, Odoi, Hector (Le Marchand 58); Bryan, Tete (Kamara 39), Zambo Anguissa, Cairney; Cavaleiro, Decordova-Reid (Kebano 78); Mitrovic.

Aston Villa XI (4-3-2-1): Martínez; Targett, Konsa, Mings, Cash; Hourihane (Ramsey 76), Luiz (Nakamba 87), Trézéguet (Traore 84); McGinn, Grealish; Watkins.

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701 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Bobby Digital
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Fplstatistics down?

    1. JURGENAUT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Working for me

    2. Joey Tribbiani
        1 month, 25 days ago

        I thought the website stopped working because it hadn't worked since yesterday, then I realised they changed from co.uk to .com

        1. Bobby Digital
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Cheers

          1. Joey Tribbiani
              1 month, 25 days ago

              well now the .com version isnt working, idk whats going on

                1. Joey Tribbiani
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    Doesn't work for me 🙁

          2. Amey
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Who's delta you guys want to know ?

        2. JURGENAUT
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 25 days ago

          If a player rises by 0.3, do you still make 0.1 profit? Cheers

          1. Lazaretti
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Yes, 0.4 raise is 0.2 profit

            1. JURGENAUT
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Thanks mate

          2. Freshy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            yes

        3. You've got red on you.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          First choice and second choice?

          1) Rashford and Rodriguez

          2) Ings and Havertz

          3) Bruno and 6.9mid (Mount, Moura, Trossard, Soucek)

          4) Rodriguez and Havertz

          1. BremerHB
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Probably 3 with Trossard

        4. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 25 days ago

          How were Liverpool against Arsenal defensively?

          1. JURGENAUT
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Fairly decent, couple of shaky moments but generally I love the double up idea because with those fixtures, TAA and Robbo will get plenty of attacking returns

          2. SOTHPAW
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            One mistake by Robbo and punished for it. Played high pressing game which gave Arsenal a chance on the counter. Allison made a couple good saves.

          3. Amey
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Very high line of defence.
            Looked like a ploy.
            Allison kept them in the game though. Saved 2 1v1 with laca

            1. pingissimus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Think that was more Arteta than Klopp myself

              He's picked up a few results against the big boys just lately by sitting back and going defence.

              1. Amey
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                Maybe

          4. pingissimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Decent imo. Goal conceded a Robbo booboo not really a sign of defensive malaise.

            Big test comes in next 4. On past form you'd expect a couple of cs anyway from that run. Do that and it'll feel like they are back as a defensive unit.

            Everton away particularly intriguing - it's a historically low scoring one - unsurprising in a derby. Everton were pretty cautious at Palace overall too - not as if they carved out many opportunities.

          5. Pumpy Pro
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Decent but they don't give me 100% confidence just yet. Comical at times

        5. Nespinha
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Need some help boys, 0.0ITB + 1FT

          McCarthy (steer)
          Robbo, Saiss, Doherty (mitchell, ferguson)
          Salah, KDB, Fernandes, Podence, Pereira
          Werner, Mitrovic (davis)

          A) Doherty + Mitro - - - 4.5 def + DCL
          B) Save transfer
          C) Wilcard

        6. Will J 256
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Son to Barnes or Mahrez?

          1. Iceball
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Mahrez more explosive and should start next 2-3 games while injuries

        7. BremerHB
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          A) Martinez & Richarlison
          or
          B) Guaita & Ings

        8. Bobby Digital
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          I have the exact sum for Podence and Son to Zaha and Hames. I'd like to do Son to Hames this week and Podence to Zaha next week. So I need Zaha not to rise before Sunday... Is this possible or no?

          1. Bobby Digital
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Would be my first hit in over a year if I have to do both 😛

          2. el polako
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            I be careful with Zaha, historically he tends to go quiet after hot streaks.

            1. Bobby Digital
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              His fixtures are amazing though and Eze might push him OOP, which is a bonus.

              1. el polako
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                Oh yeah, not saying you shouldnt do it, just dont build your hopes up.

                Good luck.

                1. Bobby Digital
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  Thanks

                2. Bobby Digital
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  U2

            2. Amey
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              After transfer window is shut down... 😉

            3. pingissimus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Fair point

              But right now he is the pointy end of the Palace attack and his history oop is very tidy given 7.0 investment, Think it's a question of managing expectations there. Suspect Palace will score decently this time around and he'll have good GI but it's a side built to counter and if they go a goal down as they did last week they'll struggle to open up sides such as Everton who are prepared to just sit and defend fr long periods.

              Think he's best seen as along term investment myself if you buy into idea that Palace will actually score goals 😉

              1. mynameisq
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                Also on pens now too

              2. Bobby Digital
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                He'll have good fixtures all the way till GW15 when it's last chance saloon to use your first WC.

              3. Andy_Social
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                *cough*pens*cough*

                1. pingissimus
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  He one of your magnificent 7?

                  I'm on a paltry 4 right now. Contemplating means of getting Bruno in. Foden and Havertz is most likely route. But not hurrying to lose Havertz just yet. Think he may turn out to be a hold.

                  (Really not sure why I went Foden at all. Should have been Grealish.)

                  1. Andy_Social
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    He is. I'm leaning to regretting I didn't pick Grealish although in the short term Zaha has the edge on fixtures.

                    1. Amey
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 25 days ago

                      I somehow don't like any of them 😮
                      There's something wrong with me

          3. BobbyDoesNotLook
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Is Podence definitely out? Amazing fixture (s)

        9. Tshelby
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Son to Rashford or Mahrez?

        10. ZAWAd25
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          ASM to who for (-4)? (Short term pick)

          A)Foden
          B) Barnes
          C) Other (7.3m max)

          1. Tshelby
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Trossard?

          2. BremerHB
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Pereira?

          3. Holmes
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Zaha

          4. Dynamic Duos
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            B

        11. It’s gonna Ben Mee
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Greenwood better come good vs Spurs. Hate losing 0.2 on him.

          1. Amey
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            GL.

          2. mynameisq
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            I think Ole makes changes, they've been outplayed twice now and the greenwood wan bissakka side is a massive wrapping

            1. mynameisq
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Weak point* not wrapping

            2. Would Ed Woodward
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Neither of them played in the first game, we don't have better options.

              1. Would Ed Woodward
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 25 days ago

                Started I mean of course.

              2. mynameisq
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                Second game was arguably worse tbh, & not if you stick with the same formation but there's options if the formation is tweaked. AWB is starting, greenwood could easily be shifted out for a change in tactics. Can't see the persistence with Pogba deep carrying on all season, as that was found out nearing the end of the restart football

                Be interesting to see what Ole does

                1. Would Ed Woodward
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  Pogba has been particularly awful in both games.

                  1. mynameisq
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    Yeah, willing to give the covid benefit of the doubt but ultimately him playing there should never have been the long term solution anyway

                    1. Would Ed Woodward
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 25 days ago

                      The benefit of the doubt went a long time ago for me, if he was half as good as he thinks he is then he'd be twice as good as he actually is.

                      1. Amey
                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 25 days ago

                        Nested sentences 😛

                      2. Andy_Social
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 8 Years
                        1 month, 25 days ago

                        Ought to start Van Der Beek there and drop Pogz.

                        1. Amey
                          • 2 Years
                          1 month, 25 days ago

                          Need balls.
                          Pogba will ruin the dressing room environment.

                          It's bound to happen

        12. 16ShimiC16
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Just a heads up for Son sellers, wait for confirmation from the club imo before selling

          https://twitter.com/coys100/status/1310984582976634882

          This could mean nothing but he looked fine coming off the pitch on Sunday

        13. 16ShimiC16
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Also random question incoming, after watching Rory Delap's Youtube throw-in compilation leading to goals, does anyone know/remember if in FPL he got assists for throw ins ?

          1. Would Ed Woodward
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 25 days ago

            He did but I think there was a lot of assist to the assist or scrambles in the box first iirc.

        14. Vazza
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Anyone else fed up with the tardiness of Brewster transfer?

            A. Yes
            B. No

            1. Vazza
                1 month, 25 days ago

                A

            2. zotter
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              A. Gtg
              B. Werner to Jimmie
              C. Rash to someone

              McCarthy
              Lascelles. Trent. Bellerin
              Salah c. Kdb. Rash. Soucek
              Werner. Dcl. Wilson

              Steer. Ayling. Mitchell. Oriel

              1. Vazza
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  If you only have one FT available for this week, roll it into the international break as you currently have no pressing issues

                  1. zotter
                    • 11 Years
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    Thanks. Think so. Not as if Werner has a stinky fixture right ?

                    1. Vazza
                        1 month, 25 days ago

                        Werner is a proven striker and can score against any team. So stick with him for the time being.

                  2. Amey
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    B

                • Slitherene
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  Which option seems better?

                  A) Vardy + Zaha
                  B) Ings + Rashford

                  1. Dynamic Duos
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    A

                  2. zotter
                    • 11 Years
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    A. Could even argue Vardy plus Barnes

                  3. luk46
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    B for me

                  4. Vazza
                      1 month, 25 days ago

                      A due to the additional penalty taker

                  5. Ronnies
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    Best option;

                    Martial to ?

                    A) DCL
                    B) Ings

                    Cheers.

                    1. Dynamic Duos
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 25 days ago

                      Stick

                    2. Vazza
                        1 month, 25 days ago

                        Stick

                      • Amey
                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 25 days ago

                        DCL is very highly owned now. Can't ignore him anymore

                        1. Vazza
                            1 month, 25 days ago

                            Hello Amey

                      • tibollom
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 25 days ago

                        Decided not to WC this team and just get rid of Son to Barnes? good move? anythings else you would suggest? thanks guys

                        McCarthy Nyland
                        Justin TAA Davies Taylor ferguson
                        salah son kdb pereira stephens
                        werner davis martial

                        1. Amey
                          • 2 Years
                          1 month, 25 days ago

                          If you're saving WC, Nothing for hit

                          1. tibollom
                            • 4 Years
                            1 month, 25 days ago

                            yea not for a hit, with my FT

                        2. Vazza
                            1 month, 25 days ago

                            Barnes is far too inconsistent for my liking. He is not exactly a proven player in the premier league so I would avoid if I were you

                            1. tibollom
                              • 4 Years
                              1 month, 25 days ago

                              thanks mate, really hesitating here

                          • luk46
                            • 2 Years
                            1 month, 25 days ago

                            upgrade Davies or Stephens?

                            1. tibollom
                              • 4 Years
                              1 month, 25 days ago

                              yea thinking about that but no cash ITB for stephens upgrade dont want to take a hit

                          • Joey Tribbiani
                              1 month, 25 days ago

                              I just transferred Barnes in, very confident about him with those fixtures.

                              1. tibollom
                                • 4 Years
                                1 month, 25 days ago

                                thanks mate, did you transfer in for son?

                                1. Joey Tribbiani
                                    1 month, 25 days ago

                                    For Bruno 😀

                                    1. tibollom
                                      • 4 Years
                                      1 month, 25 days ago

                                      really? madness as he takes pen dont you think??

                                      1. Joey Tribbiani
                                          1 month, 25 days ago

                                          Could really backfire, but needed to downgrade 1 of my 4 big mids.

                                2. jbenny1107
                                  • 6 Years
                                  1 month, 25 days ago

                                  Barnes looked really good against Man City. I like the move.

                                  1. tibollom
                                    • 4 Years
                                    1 month, 25 days ago

                                    yea and their fixtures look pretty good

                                3. pingissimus
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 1 Year
                                  1 month, 25 days ago

                                  Decent side in principle

                                  Big question will come next week if Werner blanks. Palace is a relatively tough home fixture but Southampton high line looks made for his pace.

                              2. jbenny1107
                                • 6 Years
                                1 month, 25 days ago

                                Have 4.6 ITB. Already on -4. Should I do Jorginho to Mahrez for another -4 or just start Bamford?

                                Martinez
                                TAA James Saiss Justin
                                Salah KDB Barnes Jorginho
                                Jimenez Calvert-Lewin (Bamford)

                                1. luk46
                                  • 2 Years
                                  1 month, 25 days ago

                                  why wouldnt you play Bamford over Jorginho?

                                  1. jbenny1107
                                    • 6 Years
                                    1 month, 25 days ago

                                    Pens. Jorginho with two in two already. Unfortunately, he missed the second one.

                                2. tibollom
                                  • 4 Years
                                  1 month, 25 days ago

                                  yea play bam instead of jorginho. nice team mate

                                  1. jbenny1107
                                    • 6 Years
                                    1 month, 25 days ago

                                    Majority rules. Bam it is.

                                3. luk46
                                  • 2 Years
                                  1 month, 25 days ago

                                  ye, but he might not even start... Bamford any day, g2g

                              3. BobB
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 11 Years
                                1 month, 25 days ago

                                Kneejerking Greenwood is crazy. Great value and goal disallowed v Brighton

                              4. Andy_Social
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 8 Years
                                1 month, 25 days ago

                                BREAKING

                                David Ornstein

                                PL referees allowed to show greater leniency on handball from this coming weekend. Agreed at meeting of clubs today to apply more subjectivity within existing rules. Ward / Lindeloff unlikely to be pens, Dier / Maupay would. Full details @TheAthleticUK

                                1. Dynamic Duos
                                  • 7 Years
                                  1 month, 25 days ago

                                  Great news, we get the game back, Fantastic

                                2. jbenny1107
                                  • 6 Years
                                  1 month, 25 days ago

                                  Maupay makes sense. Dier was just jumping with his arm out. Don't agree with that one since it's a normal motion.

                                  1. Would Ed Woodward
                                    • 1 Year
                                    1 month, 25 days ago

                                    Yep, Maupay had his arm out and blocked the header with it, Dier wasn't even looking in the right direction.

                                    1. Andy_Social
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 8 Years
                                      1 month, 25 days ago

                                      Check my link - the photo of Dier's arm out is quite clear.

                                      1. jamiejoe
                                        • 5 Years
                                        1 month, 25 days ago

                                        Dier had his back to him when it hit, so ball to hand.

                                        But there needs to be an interpretation about what it stops, even if accidental.

                                        1. mynameisq
                                          • 7 Years
                                          1 month, 25 days ago

                                          Did somebody force him to turn his back and misread the ball? Why should he get away with blocking something with his hand

                                  2. PartyPooper
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 2 Years
                                    1 month, 25 days ago

                                    Watch the replay. That was not a normal motion... 🙂

                                    1. jbenny1107
                                      • 6 Years
                                      1 month, 25 days ago

                                      Back to the ball. No way. Agree to disagree.

                                3. PartyPooper
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 2 Years
                                  1 month, 25 days ago

                                  Oh wow. Actually sounds fair that... Curious to see what the impact will be...

                                4. pingissimus
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 1 Year
                                  1 month, 25 days ago

                                  Good news all round - if a week late 🙁

                                  1. Andy_Social
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 8 Years
                                    1 month, 25 days ago

                                    Very diplomatic of you not to mention my army of penalty-takers 😉

                                5. mynameisq
                                  • 7 Years
                                  1 month, 25 days ago

                                  Agree with that, lindelof technically could run less sloppily but only his and the ward ones were contentious to me, dier absolutely could have not foolishly swung his arm

                                  1. PartyPooper
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 2 Years
                                    1 month, 25 days ago

                                    Exactly this

                                6. The Mandalorian
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 8 Years
                                  1 month, 25 days ago

                                  Gary Neville announced that the FA was reviewing this on Sky at the weekend

                                  1. Andy_Social
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 8 Years
                                    1 month, 25 days ago

                                    It had been announced that there'd be a meeting on Tuesday, and this is the outcome.

                              5. Dynamic Duos
                                • 7 Years
                                1 month, 25 days ago

                                Want Antonio, but those fixtures ewww.

                                1. jbenny1107
                                  • 6 Years
                                  1 month, 25 days ago

                                  Counting down to Week 8 and the West Ham double up

                                  1. Dynamic Duos
                                    • 7 Years
                                    1 month, 25 days ago

                                    Mitrovic needs to go now though.

                                2. Joey Tribbiani
                                    1 month, 25 days ago

                                    Same.

                                    1. Dynamic Duos
                                      • 7 Years
                                      1 month, 25 days ago

                                      Is his still top of the xg stats?

                                      1. Joey Tribbiani
                                          1 month, 25 days ago

                                          Probably and high on Joes goals imminent list 😀

                                          1. Dynamic Duos
                                            • 7 Years
                                            1 month, 25 days ago

                                            Got to be better than Mitrovic anyway

                                  • Chucky
                                    • 6 Years
                                    1 month, 25 days ago

                                    Good to go for next GW? 😀

                                    McCarthy
                                    TAA Digne Saiss Taylor
                                    Salah(C) KDB James
                                    Ings Jiminez DCL

                                    Forster Burke Stephens Mitchell

                                    1. Vazza
                                        1 month, 25 days ago

                                        It’s a lovely team that we could only dream of having.

                                      • jbenny1107
                                        • 6 Years
                                        1 month, 25 days ago

                                        Good to go

                                      • Chucky
                                        • 6 Years
                                        1 month, 24 days ago

                                        thanks

                                    2. Think
                                      • 6 Years
                                      1 month, 25 days ago

                                      No more penalty kick tackers.

                                      1. pablo discobar
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 10 Years
                                        1 month, 25 days ago

                                        2 of the 4 would have been given

                                    3. Zilla
                                      • 3 Years
                                      1 month, 25 days ago

                                      Talk of Ousame Dembele coming to Man United.

                                      1. Vazza
                                          1 month, 25 days ago

                                          Wow! I personally think he’s overrated but would be a good addition to the squad nevertheless.

                                          1. Zilla
                                            • 3 Years
                                            1 month, 25 days ago

                                            Good player.. but only if he plays. Absolute glassman till now.

                                        • Would Ed Woodward
                                          • 1 Year
                                          1 month, 25 days ago

                                          I think it's just to try and scare Dortmund into accepting a bid.

                                          1. Zilla
                                            • 3 Years
                                            1 month, 25 days ago

                                            Would've thought the same but the thing is the smoke is coming from Spain.

                                          2. GloryManUnited
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 2 Years
                                            1 month, 25 days ago

                                            Why would it scare them when they would get a percentage of the offer? Opposite IMO

                                            1. Would Ed Woodward
                                              • 1 Year
                                              1 month, 25 days ago

                                              I'd guess that any offer for Dembele would be a loan deal with his injury record and huge wages. Also, according to Sky, Dortmund have rejected an offer of £91m tonight for Sancho from Man Utd so he's obviously still very much the number one target like he has been all summer.

                                      2. SirT83
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 2 Years
                                        1 month, 25 days ago

                                        On WC. Got two team questions.

                                        Wolves:
                                        Is Semedo guaranteed to start?

                                        Sheffield United:
                                        If Brewster goes there, will he start allmost every game?

                                        1. Vazza
                                            1 month, 25 days ago

                                            Yes to both questions

                                        2. F_Ivanovic
                                          • 5 Years
                                          1 month, 25 days ago

                                          Even though the last few weeks have been fine after a terrible start (thanks to no Salah) I'm regretting the fact I haven't WC'd. I haven't jumped on a single "bandwagon" that has gone up in price and performed well and as a result my team value is 99.8m after having 3 drops this weekend (Werner, Doherty and Wilson)

                                          There's no need to panic though right?

                                          McCarthey/Ryan
                                          TAA/Robbo/Doherty/Ayling/Ferguson
                                          KDB/Son*/Harrison*/Pereira/Bissouma
                                          Werner*/Jimenez/Wilson

                                          Team for reference.

                                          1. pingissimus
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 1 Year
                                            1 month, 25 days ago

                                            Nothing too much wrong with that side. Like defence and midfield.

                                            On a mission this season to ignore price rises as far as poss.

                                            Of the fallers Werner is notoriously streaky iirc. Perhaps worth moving on until he hits then get back when he starts hitting. Doherty? Feels like a hold to me. Wilson could go in a double change up top perhaps,

                                            Does Vardy Bamford more or less equal Werner Wilson?

                                            1. F_Ivanovic
                                              • 5 Years
                                              1 month, 25 days ago

                                              Thanks. Yeh Werner is a slight worry but I have to hold this week as already used FT and currently playing Ayling and Bissouma because of Son (who I'm likely to transfer out, but just waiting unless it looks like he'll drop again)

                                        3. Would Ed Woodward
                                          • 1 Year
                                          1 month, 25 days ago

                                          Thiago has tested positive for COVID and is self-isolating.

                                          1. Andy_Social
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 8 Years
                                            1 month, 25 days ago

                                            Yikes! Still Reds midfield did brilliant without him.

                                            1. Would Ed Woodward
                                              • 1 Year
                                              1 month, 25 days ago

                                              Yep, scary how good they looked considering no Henderson as well.

                                          2. pingissimus
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 1 Year
                                            1 month, 25 days ago

                                            Let's hope it's not contagious

                                        4. Stupendous
                                          • 8 Years
                                          1 month, 25 days ago

                                          Gtg?

                                          McCarthy
                                          TAA Robbo Justin
                                          Mahrez KDB Podence James
                                          Vardy Ings DCL

                                          Martin Holding Bissouma Mitchell .6m itb 0FT

                                          1. SirT83
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 2 Years
                                            1 month, 25 days ago

                                            Absolutely. Looks good. Love the attack. On WC myself and might copy some.

                                            1. Stupendous
                                              • 8 Years
                                              1 month, 25 days ago

                                              Go ahead mate. I'm sure I'll need to WC in a week or two hahaha!

                                        5. SirT83
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 2 Years
                                          1 month, 25 days ago

                                          Pick a WC attack:
                                          1- Salah, Sterling, Trossard, Zaha, Barnes
                                          Brewster, Ings, Jimenez
                                          Or
                                          2- Salah, Sterling, Trossard, Foden, (Mendy)
                                          DCL, Ings, Jimenez

                                          Defense is- Robbo, Saiss, Lamptey, Justin, Mitchell