Scout Notes

Rodríguez favouring Goodison Park ahead of home Merseyside derby

Everton 4-2 Brighton

  • Goals: Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£7.5m), Yerry Mina (£5.5m), James Rodríguez x2 (£7.7m) | Neal Maupay (£6.5m), Yves Bissouma (£4.5m)
  • Assists: Gylfi Sigurdsson (£6.9m), Rodríguez, Alex Iwobi (£5.9m), Abdoulaye Doucouré (£5.5m) | Leandro Trossard (£6.0m), Solly March (£5.0m)
  • Bonus points: Rodríguez x3, Bissouma x2, Mina x1

James Rodríguez (£7.7m) is fast developing a taste for playing at Goodison Park, as he registered a second successive home double-digit haul in Gameweek 4.

The Colombian has shown shine in every Premier League outing so far this season, but he has exhibited a considerably more ruthless streak when operating on Merseyside.

Against West Bromwich Albion in Gameweek 2, Rodríguez found the net and provided an assist, while he scored twice on Saturday afternoon and provided the cross for Yerry Mina‘s (£5.5m) first-half effort.

HOME COMFORTS

It means that the former Real Madrid and Bayern Munich midfielder is now the highest FPL points scorer in home matches for Everton this season, even outperforming the popular Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£7.5m) by 30 to 25.

Rodríguez has, of course, been helped in that respect by his midfield classification, which awards more points for goals and clean sheets but, as of Saturday afternoon, he has more goal involvements at home than Calvert-Lewin too (five to four).

But an analysis of his underlying numbers between home and away matches so far this season is also quite revealing for Fantasy managers.

Considering the disparity in FPL points scores between home and away matches for Rodríguez, it will be interesting to see how he fares between now and Gameweek 9.

This period brings Liverpool and Manchester United to Goodison Park, while three of Everton’s next five matches are away from home. Thankfully for his growing ownership, the next road trips take them to favourable opposition. in Southampton, Newcastle and Fulham.

DOMINANT DOMINIC

Right now, Calvert-Lewin couldn’t care less about the venue or opposition, having now scored against every defence face so far this season.

Now owned by 42.4% of Fantasy managers, the Everton forward is bested only by Kevin De Bruyne (£11.7m) and Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.5m) for popularity.

That figure seems certain to rise between now and Gameweek 5 considering another blank for Timo Werner (£9.4m) on Saturday afternoon. The German international is still in 25.3% of teams but replacing him with Calvert-Lewin is perhaps the easiest upgrade in FPL right now.

A home match against Liverpool hardly seems offputting for the former Sheffield United man either, considering the Reds have kept one clean sheet from a possible three at the start of 2020/21.

INJURY IMPACT

Another encouraging facet of Everton’s was the fact that they controlled proceedings in Gameweek 4 despite suffering from a slew of injuries.

They came into Saturday’s meeting with Brighton short of Allan (£5.5m) and André Gomes (£5.4m), who had anchored central midfield effectively in the first three matches of the season.

However, Gylfi Sigurdsson (£6.9m) and Tom Davies (£5.4m) filled those roles comfortably, the former putting up a smart assist for Calvert-Lewin’s opening goal.

Elsewhere in the team, Richarlison (£8.0m) spent the second half of the week trying to shake off an ankle injury sustained against West Ham. He did manage to shake off the knock in time to feature in Gameweek 4 but suffered a recurrence of the knock in the 25th minute.

But, as was the case with Sigurdsson, Richarlison’s replacement Alex Iwobi (£5.9m) slotted into the front-three relatively seamlessly, earning an assist for Rodríguez’s first goal of the afternoon.

Everton weren’t even particularly jarred by losing Seamus Coleman (£5.0m) to a hamstring issue in the second half either. Unfortunately for Fantasy managers, the veteran full-back’s absence is unlikely to unlock a budget defender. With Jonjoe Kenny (£4.4m) also injured, Ancelotti’s solution to Coleman’s injury was to move Davies to right-back and bring on Fabian Delph (£4.9m) to cover in central midfield.

Of course, Everton have the international break to potentially recover some of their key personnel, although it seems that even if they had to draw on second-string options, they would not necessarily suffer as much as was first feared ahead of Gameweek 4.

ONGOING DEFENSIVE PROBLEMS

That said, Everton’s defence still continues to disappoint those searching for clean sheets this season. 

In the first four matches of the campaign, the Toffees have recorded just one shut-out, in arguably the most challenging fixture. Since the 1-0 win at Spurs, they have conceded twice at home to West Bromwich Albion and Brighton.

Jordan Pickford (£5.0m) was the chief culprit for Brighton’s first goal as he failed to hold onto Leandro Trossard‘s (£6.0m) shot, dropping it at the feet of Neal Maupay (£6.5m).

The goalkeeper nearly gave away another goal just after the hour mark. Solly March (£5.0m) produced a cross from the flanks, which Pickford simply punched straight forward into the chest of Maupay, lurking on the edge of the six-yard box. The only reason it did not end up in the back of the net was probably that the Brighton forward did not expect it, but also because of an impressive last-ditch block by Davies.

“I think this is not the right place to talk about Jordan. If I say something it will be when he comes back, I am going to talk to him.” – Carlo Ancelotti

The other source of Everton’s defensive issues makes for interesting reading for those sizing up their Liverpool assets for Gameweek 5.

UNDERAPPRECIATED SEAGULLS

Even though Brighton suffered a third defeat of the season, their Fantasy assets are continuing to offer great value.

Perhaps because of their disappointing results, the form Seagulls options remain largely unpopular, which increases their differential potential.

The penalty-taking Maupay already has four goals and one assist to his name this season, and could have added even more to that tally in another energetic performance at Goodison Park on Saturday.

However, despite pulling in 32 points in the first four Gameweeks, only 4.1% of Fantasy managers have been convinced by the former Brentford man, who faces Crystal Palace (away) and West Bromwich Albion (home) in his next two matches.

Trossard has been another reliable figure in Brighton’s spirited attack this season, registering attacking returns in three of his four outings thus far and, of course, probably should have scored a hat-trick against Manchester United.

Despite that solid record thus far, the Belgian is owned only by 2.0% of Fantasy managers. 

Meanwhile, March now has an attacking return of each of his last two Premier League appearances but is selected by just 0.7% worldwide.

Meanwhile, Tariq Lamptey (£4.6m) owners were left shorthanded once again. For the second time in four matches, the right-back was taken off before the 60-minute mark. Against Everton, this was reportedly due to a tight hamstring, which forced him off at half-time, to be replaced by Joël Veltman (£4.4m).

“(Lamptey) had tightness in his hamstring. We don’t know Tariq so well so we just wanted to make sure we didn’t put him out and risk him out for a big period. It was precautionary more than anything.” – Graham Potter

Everton XI (4-3-3): Pickford; Digne, Mina, Keane, Coleman (Delph 58′); Sigurdsson, T Davies, Doucouré; Richarlison (Iwobi 25′), Calvert-Lewin, Rodríguez (Walcott 78′).

Brighton and Hove Albion XI (3-4-2-1): Ryan; Webster, Dunk, White; March, Alzate (Groß 82′), Bissouma, Lamptey (Veltman 46′); Maupay, Trossard; Connolly (Lallana 66′).

Lessons Learned from FPL Gameweek 4

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448 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Right In The Stanchion
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Chilwell is guaranteed to come back with an international break injury.

      Want to get him as Chelsea cover but going to wait.

      1. Right In The Stanchion
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Tooooooppppp

        • Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          I think waiting on moves until the end of the international break is good advice for everyone right now

          1. Dr Van Nostrand
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            It is but this time of year aggression is great for team value. So I gambled on Mitro to DCL last night

            1. FourLokoLeipzig
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              Same transfer here. I didn’t really want to lose Mitro tbh, but DCL looks a clear upgrade even allowing for Fulham’s fixtures. Hope it pans out that way

        • Corgzzzz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Your problem will be that Chillwell will cost you at least 0.3 more by the time the IB is over.............I am doing it now as I have Vinagre looking like he will be sold and falling

      2. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Son you need to drop!

      3. Atimis
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Thoughts on Vinagre Foden to Lamptey Trossard?

        1. Amey
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Looks good

        2. lilmessipran
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Just Vinegar to Lamptey for me if he is fit

      4. Hryszko
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        On 11 points with Salah (c), trent, saiss, martinez, ings, Jimmy and Podence left to play, please please don't troll me.

        1. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          At least you're not like me with 20 points and just Martinez, Salah, Saiss, Semedo and Jimi left to play. I have 0s on my bench too coming on so no reprieve there if any of them don't play.

      5. Jdpz
          1 month, 23 days ago

          WC team:

          McCarthy, Nyland
          Robertson, Chilwell, Digne, Justin, Dunne
          Salah, Bruno, Son, James, Trossard
          DCL, Wilson, Maupay

          rate 1-10

          1. Gooner Kebab
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Trossard to fodder, Justin to a nailed def, otherwise lovely

        • Nightcrawler
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Lamptey the most overrated pick around. Risen twice already with a highest score of 4 and ppg of less than 3

          1. Amey
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            He has huge ceiling.
            Attacking as anything !

          2. Gooner Kebab
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Not many better at 4.6

            1. Camzy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              He's now 4.7m and I must admit he's overrated for sure.

              I bought at 4.5m and he's given me nothing. A whopping 0 pointer off the bench this week for James.

              1. Amey
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 23 days ago

                Just because he scored 0 point This GW ?
                He came off injured.
                Looks very attacking. Won't judge him vs rampant Everton at all myself

                1. Camzy
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 23 days ago

                  I have him and I'm not upset that I do. But I bought him at 4.5m.

                  Basically, if you're buying now, I think you can do way better. I'd buy Dallas or Ayling over him for starters at 4.5m. Cooper even at 4.4m if he's there to cover for an established back 3 like TAA, Robbo, Saiss.

                  1. Amey
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 23 days ago

                    I'm disappointed by Taylor from Burnley tbh.
                    As you said might get a Leeds FB when i have a FT

          3. The Knights Template
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Do you have ambitions to be a Nightwalker one day?

        • Gooner Kebab
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Glad to have avoided any kneejerking and kept 2FT for this break

          1. Dr Van Nostrand
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Iron willpower

            1. Gooner Kebab
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              Foden would've become Barnes, gonna be hiding behind a sofa today

              1. Mr. O'Connell
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 23 days ago

                Hiding behind a sofa for Harvey Barnes. That's a new one!

          2. DA Minnion
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            I hear you.

          3. Bielsa's Blue Bucket
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            I'll see how Werner to Vardy goes

        • KAPTAIN KANE
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          If Son doesn’t play today, do you think he will drop over the international break?

          1. lilmessipran
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Yes imo

          2. Dr Van Nostrand
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            deffo

          3. Amey
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            He'll drop tonight only if he misses out !

            1. KAPTAIN KANE
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              Praying!!

          4. Bobby
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            what do we think chances of son playing (I have Saint Max first on my bench!) - does son have international matches as if so surely Jose wont let him play and risk him have to play for South Korea over the break?

            1. Rasping Drive
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              Do South Korea actually have any games over the IB? Their WC qualifiers have been postponed until next year because of COVID.

        • skodaole2
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Excited about today’s games, 9 players including captain Harry. Good luck everyone

          1. Amey
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            GL mate

            1. skodaole2
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              Thank you mate, gl to you too

          2. Miguel Sanchez
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Nice differential pick

          3. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Nice!

          4. Dr Van Nostrand
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            away to Trafford lol may as well as captained Harry slabhead

        • lilmessipran
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Martinez Steer
          Castagne Lamptey James Coady Mitchell
          Salah Raz KDB Barnes Stephens
          Jimi DCL Brew

          1 FT, in order to fund Taa/Robbo in gw6, need to lose one of the midfielders for Son, which one to get rid of?

          A Salah
          B KDB
          C Raz

          1. Miguel Sanchez
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            B or C

            1. lilmessipran
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              Leaning that way, which ONE though?

              1. Miguel Sanchez
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 23 days ago

                KDB...?

        • Sprets
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Martinez (Forster)
            Lamptey/Saiss/TAA (Mitchell, Buur)
            Klich/JRod/Salah/KDB (Burke)
            DCL/Jimenez/Werner

            Thinking either Werner > Brewster and Burke > Son and play 3-5-2

            Or, Werner > Vardy and Klich > Jorginho
            and play 3-4-3

            Any thoughts would be appreciated

          • Jdpz
              1 month, 23 days ago

              When is Son coming back? Can you buy he for the next round?

              1. Francescoli
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 23 days ago

                He travelled so may as early as this gameweek.

            • Gooner Kebab
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              Current front 3 : DCL, Ings, Jimmy

              But with NEW 'green' fixtures, I'm thinking of getting in Wilson, who would you drop?

              1. Houldsworth Hatter
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 23 days ago

                Ings or Jimi. I’d decide after seeing today’s games.

              2. IRBOX ⚽
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 23 days ago

                None of them. All far superior to Wilson even for the extra outlay

              3. Karan14
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 23 days ago

                Callum Wilson no way!!

                I thought Newcastle are crap.

              4. Gooner Kebab
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 23 days ago

                Hope Jimmy bangs in a few more then!

              5. The Albatross
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 23 days ago

                Keep your present 3 imo

              6. ivantys
                  1 month, 23 days ago

                  Newcastle's fixtures aren't good, "green" is so overrated means nothing

              7. Francescoli
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 23 days ago

                2FT and 0.3 in the bank.

                A) TAA and James -> Robertson and Chilwell
                B) James and KDB -> VVD and Fernandes
                C) James and KDB -> Robertson and Son
                D) Something else

                Ryan
                TAA Saiss James Taylor
                KDB Sterling Salah Podence
                Jimenez DCL

                Walton; Brewster Burke Mitchell.

                1. IRBOX ⚽
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 23 days ago

                  Not sure why you would get rid of TAA or KDB to be honest. James out is the priority but wouldn’t lose the other two

                  1. IRBOX ⚽
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 23 days ago

                    Podence would be the other one to go

                    1. Francescoli
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      1 month, 23 days ago

                      Yes I considered Podence to ASM and James to Chilwell. However, Newcastle’s fixtures put me off a bit. Not many other decent picks around that price point.

                  2. Francescoli
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 23 days ago

                    Robertson is matching TAA and would allow me to upgrade James to Chilwell who is more nailed. I agree I’m not too keen on losing KDB but I am interested in double Liverpool defence. What would you suggest?

                    1. IRBOX ⚽
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 23 days ago

                      For now he is matching him. Trent was unlucky not to have a brace last GW! I think having the three major hitters are disrupting the rest of your squad so I would actually lose on of Sterling/KDB. Sterling to James Rodriguez and James to Robbo

                2. Dr Van Nostrand
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 23 days ago

                  James to Lamptey

                  1. Francescoli
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 23 days ago

                    Double Brighton defence?

                    1. Dr Van Nostrand
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 23 days ago

                      Then another cheap Dman lots are available. James is not a regular

                3. Camzy
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 23 days ago

                  The focus with your transfers should be to remove underperforming players.

                  In your team, that is clearly Taylor and James. I'd remove James first.

                  1. Francescoli
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 23 days ago

                    I agree. Who do you suggest Camzy?

                    1. Camzy
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      1 month, 23 days ago

                      C is the aggressive move but I quite like it. It gives you a captain in GW5 and gives you the important double Pool defense going forward.

                      I'd plan to do that. But for now, do nothing until Intl Break is over.

                      1. Francescoli
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 6 Years
                        1 month, 23 days ago

                        Nice. Yeah I like that move too. Thanks and yes I’ll be holding off until the end of IB

              8. PlayPercentage
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 23 days ago

                Callum Wilson. Four goals in 4 GWs. Good fixtures coming up.
                Could be a cheaper option to Jiminez and Ings.

                1. DA Minnion
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 23 days ago

                  Have him with Jimmy and ings.

                2. Camzy
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 23 days ago

                  Those good fixtures are MUN wol EVE.

                  He's most likely blanking in all of those. Will wait and see.

                  1. Francescoli
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 23 days ago

                    Yes fixtures are horrible in the short term

                3. mynameisq
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 23 days ago

                  Gotta look beyond the numbers, very jammy. Actually started last year with a string of jammy points too and them stopped

                  1. Hotdogs for Tea
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 23 days ago

                    penalties, in the box, target man ... don’t overthink it 😉

                    1. mynameisq
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 23 days ago

                      Not a bad option, just overrated

                4. Hotdogs for Tea
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 23 days ago

                  have him with Jimenez and DCL

                  I think he will be like Ings last season.

                  1. pingissimus
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 23 days ago

                    Really wasteful as a striker based on his career to date - almost opposite of an Ings

                    1. Hotdogs for Tea
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 23 days ago

                      I am talking about this season though - seems to be enjoying being the main man.

                      PL record of a goal or assist every second game almost the same as Ings ?

                      Actually he has a better career goal scoring & assisting record overall than Ings

              9. DA Minnion
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 23 days ago

                Mitrovic last stand today in my team unless a miracle happens.

                1. Gooner Kebab
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 23 days ago

                  Will you keep him if he gets a pen?

                  1. DA Minnion
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 23 days ago

                    Don't think so. With Jimmy Wilson Vardy and maupay all scoring I think he'll have to make way.

                2. Goonsquad245
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 23 days ago

                  There’s no shame in blanking against wolves away. What do you expect for 6m?

              10. Warby84
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 23 days ago

                Martinez
                Trent Lamptey Digne Saiss Ayling
                Salah Sterling(C) Podence Rodriguez Biss
                Werner Jimenez Brewster

                Doing reasonably well, but very tempted to bring in Dias/Laporte next GW, any thoughts on City defence?

                1. Camzy
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 23 days ago

                  I have absolutely 0 interest in City defense. Zero. They block a City attacking triple up, have looked shaky all year and are unsettled/rotation risks.

              11. Inter Me Gran
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 23 days ago

                Will Wildcarding now last 2 weeks until the next Gameweek, or only 1 week?

                1. Blzbobuk
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 23 days ago

                  Until next game week so 2 weeks

                  1. Inter Me Gran
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 23 days ago

                  2. Inter Me Gran
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 23 days ago

                    Thanks

                2. Vazza
                    1 month, 23 days ago

                    Based on your credentials, you have five years of FPL experience. And you’re asking this question?

                    1. Inter Me Gran
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 23 days ago

                      Helpful response.
                      Everyday is a school day.

                3. The Sociologist
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 23 days ago

                  I knew the risks, but Foden is looking like an uninspired pick with City misfiring without a centre forward. Who could he make way for over the break? Budget of 9.5 ITB.

                  Is it time to jump on the Hamez train, or has that already left the station?

                  1. Dr Van Nostrand
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 23 days ago

                    34 games left do it

                    1. The Sociologist
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 23 days ago

                      Even with Liverpool up next?

                      1. Dr Van Nostrand
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 23 days ago

                        THen wait a week if you don't mind missing price rises. He's a season keeper

                      2. Madderegern
                        • 6 Years
                        1 month, 23 days ago

                        Wait until after Pool game...

                  2. Karan14
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 23 days ago

                    Son I think.

                4. jay01
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 23 days ago

                  Hello, what are the chances that Brewster does not play today?

                  Vinagre is also in Greece. Need both not to play for Bissouma points

                  1. Gentle_Turks
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 23 days ago

                    I think Bewster is ineligible to play today.

                  2. PartyPooper
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 23 days ago

                    From what I gather 100% not going to play, because 'not registered yet' (or something like that).
                    I read it on here a couple of times...

                  3. FourLokoLeipzig
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 23 days ago

                    Pretty sure you’ll get those points

                5. FPL Kaka
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 23 days ago

                  Reckon it is safe to say now that Brighton options such as Trossard and Maupay are nailed now?

                  Last year there was a lot of frustrating rotation so that is the only thing putting me off

                  1. Karan14
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 23 days ago

                    Yes they get 90 mins every week. I would say they are pretty safe.

                  2. Hotdogs for Tea
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 23 days ago

                    Maupay probably, Trossard doubtful ... it’s Potter

                6. Hotdogs for Tea
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 23 days ago

                  Is Wilson this season going to be like Ings last season ? getting a return every other game irrespective of the opposition ?

                  With Maupay, Wilson, Bamford etc such good value why go for the likes of Brewster who will probably not be nailed at all?

                  1. Inter Me Gran
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 23 days ago

                    Fingers crossed with Wilson, plus he is on pens so should keep him ticking over if he loses form.

                    Unsure with Brewster but why pay so much for a bit-part player especially when Sheff Utd can’t score?

                  2. Dr Van Nostrand
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 23 days ago

                    Maybe not Ings but surely the Wilson of the season prior when he then shot up to 8m

                  3. ivantys
                      1 month, 23 days ago

                      Ings scored over 40% of Saints' goals while not being on penalties last season, don't think Wilson can match that and even so, I don't expect newcastle to score a lot of goals.

                      1. Dr Van Nostrand
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 23 days ago

                        what Ings was on pens last season

                        1. ivantys
                            1 month, 23 days ago

                            He took one when he was going for golden boot, JWP took the others, not like they had a lot anyway.

                            1. Houldsworth Hatter
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 4 Years
                              1 month, 23 days ago

                              He took 2 I think. Missed one of them.

                        2. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
                          • 4 Years
                          1 month, 23 days ago

                          I think he can easily score 40%+ if Newcastle's goals

                          Some interesting stats:

                          SoT: Wilson (4) v Rest of NEW (4)
                          BC: Wilson (6) v Rest of NEW (0)
                          XG: Wilson (3.08) v Rest of NEW (0.35)

                          He's clearly their talisman although I do agree I don't see Newcastle scoring a lot

                      2. pingissimus
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        1 month, 23 days ago

                        Take a look at his good season with Bournemouth - value came from all those assists not his instincts in front of goal.

                        Ings was great last season as he scored against all comers and was not dependent on fixtures. See little or no likelihood of that repeating with Wilson.

                      3. Blzbobuk
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 23 days ago

                        Because it frees up a couple million maybe... however it’s fair there is good value around up front so it’s about balance - no clear template which is a good thing but 352 and 442 look doable with Brewster coming in.

                        1. Hotdogs for Tea
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 5 Years
                          1 month, 23 days ago

                          well yes, having a bit part player that you can’t really start frees up money, but I have two defenders and a mid that are more nailed for a similar price.

                          The choice I suppose is really -
                          - Not nailed Brewster & nailed 6.5 mid or defender
                          - Nailed Wilson & 4.5 mill nailed defender or mid.

                    • Karan14
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 23 days ago

                      Martinez
                      TAA Saiss James
                      Salah KDB Foden Podence
                      Werner Jimenez DCL

                      (4.0 Lamptey Bissouma Mitchell)
                      0.5m & 2 FTs

                      A) Werner, Foden & James ➡️ Brewster, Son(c) & Robbo -4
                      B) Werner & James ➡️ Maupay & Robbo
                      C) Werner & Foden ➡️ Maupay & Son(c)

                      If I go Maupay that blocks Podence to Trossard in GW6 and I feel he is the best 6m mid to own.

                      Thoughts?

                      1. Camzy
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 10 Years
                        1 month, 23 days ago

                        I like C.

                        Podence if he delivers this week won't be going anywhere.

                        But wait and see after tonight's games.

                        1. Karan14
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 4 Years
                          1 month, 23 days ago

                          I think Son is need given Spurs next 4 fixtures and I feel he is a great captaincy shout in GW5&8.

                          If Podence delivers then I guess I can keep him and get Maupay. Although I'm a bit worried about my defence Reece definitely won't start and Lamptey went off injured.

                          1. Camzy
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 10 Years
                            1 month, 23 days ago

                            Would not rule out Reece yet. They have two tough games upon return - SOU and then Sevilla. I can see James playing vs SOU and Azpi vs Sevilla.

                      2. Flair
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        1 month, 23 days ago

                        Games to be played. See what formation Jose uses and Son's role should he start.

                        1. Karan14
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 4 Years
                          1 month, 23 days ago

                          Yup I just can't stop thinking Werner is in my team and I'm in no mood to absorb that price drop.

                          1. Flair
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            1 month, 23 days ago

                            I rage transferred him out for DCL the moment the latter scored. Not my most sensible moment but it felt great, I'd keep for Southampton + Ziyech if you have him but I understand why you'd want to kick that fraud out.

                    • ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 23 days ago

                      I might have my answer later today but which of these looks the best move atm?
                      A) Kwp/Justin to Robbo (Have TAA)
                      B) Reed to Barnes (Then Kwp becomes first sub)
                      C) Ings to Kane(C)

                      1. Hotdogs for Tea
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 23 days ago

                        A

                        1. Vazza
                            1 month, 23 days ago

                            This

                      2. Blzbobuk
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 23 days ago

                        Mitrovic has nice fixtures , be annoyed if price drops as it will block planned moves.

                      3. Shark Team
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 23 days ago

                        Rank them by most pts gw 5-8
                        A)Salah
                        B)KDB
                        C)Vardy
                        D)Kane
                        E)Son

                        I think: D E A C B

                      4. Jet5605
                        • 6 Years
                        1 month, 23 days ago

                        Thoughts on Zaha over the next few weeks? Palace not doing so well of late but the fixtures have been tough and the upcoming ones look incredible.

                        1. Camzy
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 10 Years
                          1 month, 23 days ago

                          Looks like keep if you have him, don't get him in if you don't.

                        2. Brosstan
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 6 Years
                          1 month, 23 days ago

                          I'm probably dropping him. CPL just not attacking enough

                        3. Jon Walter's Hatty
                          • 7 Years
                          1 month, 23 days ago

                          Be interesting to see how many more games Mitchell can get. PVA cant be far away.

                      5. Jdpz
                          1 month, 23 days ago

                          McCarthy, Nyland
                          TAA, Justin, Dier, Taylor, Tierney
                          KDB, Havertz, James, Podence, Bissouma
                          DCL, Werner, Ings

                          2 free transfers, 1.9 in the bank
                          What to do?

                          a) Werner to Kane
                          b) Werner to Maupay/Wilson and Havertz to Salah/Bruno
                          c) Werner to Maupay/Wilson and Bissouma to Son
                          d) Werner to Kane and Tierney to Chilwell
                          e?

                        • Vazza
                            1 month, 23 days ago

                            Who’s a better pick -

                            A. Ayling
                            B. Dallas

                            Reasons would be appreciated.

                            1. Goonsquad245
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 4 Years
                              1 month, 23 days ago

                              B, because he plays in midfield occasionally (I think when opposition either play 3 at the back or two strikers, SHU did both)

                              1. Goonsquad245
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 4 Years
                                1 month, 23 days ago

                                Sorry, meant it’s one of the two but not sure which. Leeds fans will know

                          • Vazza
                              1 month, 23 days ago

                              Who to transfer out

                              A. Sterling
                              B. KDB

                              Reasons would be appreciated

                              1. Goonsquad245
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 4 Years
                                1 month, 23 days ago

                                C, neither before a home game vs arsenal

                              2. Karan14
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 4 Years
                                1 month, 23 days ago

                                Why would you transfer them out?

                                1. Vazza
                                    1 month, 23 days ago

                                    I want to bring in Mane (once he recovers) as I am currently operating a Salah less team

                                2. Dr Van Nostrand
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 5 Years
                                  1 month, 23 days ago

                                  KDB b/c Sterling is a better pick