Scout Notes

Vardy and Barnes blank as Antonio runs Leicester defence ragged

LEICESTER CITY 0-3 WEST HAM UNITED

  • Goals: Michail Antonio (£6.3m), Pablo Fornals (£6.4m), Jarrod Bowen (£6.3m)
  • Assists: Aaron Cresswell (£4.9m) x2, Fornals
  • Bonus: Cresswell x3, Antonio, Fornals x2

West Ham put in a third consecutive impressive performance on Sunday, with several FPL assets set for watchlists at a minimum for the club’s fixture turn in Gameweek 8.

Chief among those is Michail Antonio (£6.3m), who will be under immediate consideration after an all-action showing at the King Power stadium.

West Ham’s opener after 13 minutes was Antonio from start to finish. In typical bustling style, the striker won a free-kick from Caglar Soyuncu (£5.5m) on the right-hand side of the pitch.

A switch to the opposite flank saw Aaron Cresswell (£4.9m) swing in an excellent cross to the back post, where Antonio was waiting to head across Kasper Schmeichel (£5.0m) into the net.

Despite registering just one attacking return, Antonio still managed to pick up two bonus points.

That was mostly thanks to Pablo Fornals (£6.4m) picking up a second-half yellow card, though top-bonus earner Cresswell was slightly fortunate to be so far ahead in the post-match BPS standings.

Fornals doubled Leicester’s lead after 34 minutes, with West Ham’s left centre-back earning a second assist. The midfielder pulled Cresswell’s upfield punt from the sky before advancing to shoot past Schmeichel from inside the area.

FALLING ON VARD TIMES

Cresswell’s second slice of luck came to the chagrin of a multitude of FPL bosses, as the VAR picked up on a marginal offside to deny Harvey Barnes (£7.1m) a goal from a Jamie Vardy (£10.1m) pass.

Barnes began an intricate passing move as the final whistle approached, with substitute Kelechi Iheanacho (£5.8m) also involved before Vardy – from an ever-so-slightly offisde position – rolled the ball onwards for Barnes to finish sweetly.

“It’s huge. You can see that on the reaction from Lukasz Fabianski and Angelo Ogbonna when Jamie Vardy didn’t score, and the VAR as well.

It is really important to them. I am not sure how important it was to them previously but you can see just how much that means to them.” – Alan Irvine

As Irvine – who again stood in for David Moyes – pointed out, Vardy had a big chance to get a Leicester consolation after 89 minutes.

Released by an Iheanacho pass, the striker flicked the ball beyond an on-rushing Fabianski but also past the keeper’s left-hand post.

On his team’s performance, Brendan Rodgers admitted:

We were nowhere near it today. West Ham were excellent. You need to be good at the counter-press to stop them counter-attacking and we weren’t good enough.

Technically we weren’t at the level either. Too many passes going out of play. We got what we deserved. We could never make the last pass or find the quality to give Jamie the service he needs.

Our attacking structure wasn’t very good. We missed Dennis Praet (£5.5m) and James Maddison (£7.0m) who give us that bit of quality.

Maddison was ruled out of the clash with a calf injury, while a knee problem sustained in Gameweek 3 saw Praet fail to make the matchday squad.

BOWEN WELL

It is now three goals in two games for Jarrod Bowen (£6.3m), who scored West Ham’s third on the break following fine work from Declan Rice (£4.9m).

The defensive midfielder – who had earlier struck the crossbar after a marauding run – broke the Leicester press from deep to find Fornals, whose through ball was swept home in now-trademark style by his attacking midfield counterpart.

Following the match, Bowen said:

Clean sheet and three goals. We were solid without the ball and had chances and looked dangerous on the break. A perfect away performance. I think everyone is buzzing. To score four last week and three this week against very good teams shows where we want to be this season.

You can see the workrate Michail shows. He pulled off to the back stick and what a header it was. He is a great lad and unplayable on his day.

Irvine, deputising due to Moyes having tested positive for Covid-19 almost two weeks ago, added:

Our shape in and out of possession was fantastic. The workrate and ability to fill in for each other, everything we have been working on and asking for. We could have scored more against a very good team. I am delighted.

[David] is doing very well from the living room. He has been involved in everything. He picks the team, we talk about training and substitutions in games. He deserves the credit.

New signing Vladimir Coufal (£4.5m) had an impressive debut at right wing-back, which probably ends any chance of Ben Johnson (£4.0m) emerging as a viable budget defender for the time being.

Irvine said of the Czech Republic international:

I have to be honest, it was a big decision for David to make. [Coufal] has only had two sessions with us. We know his quality and experience but we didn’t know how he would fit in the team.

He picked up the messages we gave him really well. It was a great performance. What a debut.

WING-BACK TO BASICS

Rodgers set his side up in a 3-4-3 formation, matching West Ham’s tactical set-up, though an injury to right-sided centre-back Daniel Amartey (£4.0m) saw a switch to 4-2-3-1 on 55 minutes before Iheanacho’s introduction soon after meant the Foxes ended in a 4-4-2.

On Amartey, Rodgers explained:

Looks like a hamstring, which is unfortunate. We will get confirmation of that.

The Leicester boss added on his side:

Everything was missing. It was poor. It is easy to tell the truth. We started the season well and scored goals but we lacked aggression in our defending and West Ham have shown they are a good side.

We rushed the game and then gave away two poor goals. It gave us a mountain to climb. They deserved to win.

They set up to deny us space in behind, really, so we have to deal with that, and we had enough of the ball to create opportunities.

We lacked precision in our pass and gave it away so easily. From that aspect, we made it really difficult for ourselves.

They were good defensively and on the counter-attack. We didn’t see the performance coming from us.

FPL bosses can relate to that last line from Rodgers, with a topsy-turvy season in terms of form making it difficult to pin down transfer targets.

However, if Rodgers continues with a back-three system then Timothy Castagne (£5.7m) and James Justin (£4.7m) will continue to appeal despite a lacklustre defensive showing in Gameweek 4.

Leicester XI (3-4-3): Schmeichel; Soyuncu, Evans, Amartey (Ünder 55′); Justin, Mendy (Choudhury 88′), Tielemans, Castagne; Barnes Vardy, Perez (Iheanacho 63′).

West Ham XI (3-4-3): Fabianski; Cresswell, Ogbonna, Balbuena; Masuaku, Rice, Soucek, Coufal; Fornals, Antonio (Haller 88′), Bowen (Noble 88′).

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1,506 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Denver Omelette
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Which one is better:
    A. Saiss/Bellerin + Wilson
    B. Chillwell/Semedo + Watkins

    1. linkafu
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 25 days ago

      B Chillwell Watkins

    2. Drizz ✅
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      A

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

    Any thoughts on the below?
    A) Sterling to Salah
    B) Wood to Watkins
    C) R. James to Reguilon
    D) Save and do A and one of B/C after GW5.

    Captain will be KDB so decision will have no impact on captaincy.

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

      Lamptey or Mitchell would play instead of R. James if I don't do C.

    2. linkafu
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 25 days ago

      B

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

      C has the highest chance of getting more points now that James may get less minutes, but Reguilon may not even start every week anyway

  3. davies
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Now the dust has settled a little bit...

    Any suggestions?

    (1FT / 0.3ITB)
    Martinez
    TAA Robertson Lamptey
    Salah Sterling Mahrez Barnes
    Jimenez DCL Brewster

    Forster Soucek Mitchell Dunne

    Cheers.

    1. Drizz ✅
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Sterling > Son

    2. shiraz
        1 month, 25 days ago

        mahrez --> JRod/Grealish

    3. antis0cial
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Is a -8 for this crazy? Digne Bissouma Jime to Chilwell Son Wilson. Wilson could be Antonio

      Would leave me with
      Martinez
      TAA Saiss Chilwell
      Salah KDB Son Hamez Grealish
      DCL Wilson

      Steer Brewster Ayling Mitchell

      1. Drizz ✅
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Would hold

      2. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        don't do it

      3. shiraz
          1 month, 25 days ago

          out of the 3 i would hold jim and biss, and trim down digne to chillwell. would not advise going triple on any team

          1. antis0cial
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            I really want Son, but difficult to get in without losing Grealish/Hamez. 2m itb

      4. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        How do you change your grav?
        I have lost the reason why I am trying to get people to brush their teeth...

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Gravatar.com

          1. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            cheers

            1. Miguel Sanchez
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Nice Simpsons grav

              1. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                🙂

      5. Karan14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Lots of interesting MID vs FWD dilemmas

        Son vs Kane
        Grealish vs Watkins
        Trossard vs Maupay
        Rodriguez vs DCL
        Bowen vs Antonio

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

          Son, Grealish, Maupay, JRod, Antonio for me

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

          Son and Kane
          Grealish
          DCL
          Bowen

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

            Trossard

        3. The Road to Turfdom
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Son, Neither, Trossard, Both, Antonio

      6. bigdip
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        McCarthy
        TAA - Saiss - DOHERTY - Coady
        Sterling- Salah - ASM- Barnes
        WERNER - Mitrovic

        (Steer- - KWP - Bissouma - Adams)

        2.5 ITB, 1FT:

        A) Werner to Kane
        B) Doherty & ASM to a 4.7 def & Son
        C) ASM & Werner to Son & Watkins
        D) Doherty & Werner to 7.1def & Kane
        E) Any other suggestions

        1. Drizz ✅
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          B

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

            who is the best 4.7 defender to get/

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

        (-4) for the last time this season, all the players i changing they haul..

        How it looks this g2g after transfers

        Mccarthy
        Taa mitchel taylor davies justin
        Salah son kdb bruno soucek
        Watkins Dcl davis

      8. aapoman
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Kane or Son or both? Tough decision.

        1. Kloppcorn
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          I’m debating to get both, got Kane and choosing between son and mane

        2. Hig1990
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          I'm planning both atm

        3. The Road to Turfdom
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Both but think Son is the priority: price; more points for goals and CSs; arguably more selfish

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

        Is Martinez + 4.0 worth a set & forget? or shall I stick with McCarthy/Ryan rotation?

        1. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          on a WC and Martinez + 4.0 is what I am going for

      10. Jellyfish
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Time to WC?

        McCarthy/Steer
        TAA Keane Justin Mitchell Taylor
        Salah KDB Son Barnes Bisoumma
        DCL Jimi Davis

        1. Kloppcorn
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          No chance that team will do well

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

          Midfield is ok but defense is bad imo

        3. Denver Omelette
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 25 days ago

          just ditch keane and upgrade biss or davis

        4. skodaole2
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          You have the majority of the high ownership players, if you want to go higher you ll have to risk with lower ownership players. Salah KDB Son TAA DCL Jimenez, i think about one third of the teams here have all of those players (and the rest have some of them)so your only differential is Barnes (in which position most people have James Rodriguez who, stats say, will outscore Barnes)and maybe Keane, although many have Digne. Its ok to have one player with ownership over 40% but you have all of them. I d wildcard only if you d change at least 10 players of this team, else i d just change it a bit with one - two hits during the next 2-3 GWs

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

            Ok thanks guys, I'll stick for now

      11. Kloppcorn
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Werner, Podence > Son, Watkins a good move?
        Would leave enough money to do barnes to Pulisic after one gw

        1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Like it

      12. Hig1990
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Which team looks better?

        A
        Martinez/McCarthy
        Robbo/Chilwell/Regulion/KWP/Fergusson
        Salah/Son/Hamez/Grealish/Bissouma
        Kane/DCL/Wilson

        B
        Martinez/Forster
        Chilwell/Saiss/Regulion/KWP/Fergusson
        Salah/Son/Hamez/Grealish/Sterling
        DCL/Wilson/Watkins

        1. Drizz ✅
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Both would have got good scores this gw

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

          I’d go B, but downgrade one of the kids/Attackers and upgrade someone, you won’t need 8 good attackers

          1. Kloppcorn
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Try squeeze Kane into B

      13. Lucky Z
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Martinez
        Chilwell | KWP | Lewis
        Son | KDB | Salah | JRod
        Kane | DCL | Maupay

        Steer | Cooper | Bissouma | Mitchell

        WC. Thoghts, guys?

        1. Drizz ✅
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Would have got 100 pts this gw with that team. Gtg

          1. Kloppcorn
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Is that not just point chasing though? Basing your decision on a teams points from the previous week

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

          Defense is really bad. Downgrade Maupay to Brewster and use the money to upgrade defense

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

            Who is a good defender to own?

      14. Stormbringer22
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 25 days ago

        The real winners of FPL so far are all those who had Son and Kane from the start and stuck with them no matter what. Those that didn't have a £10.5 asset sitting on the bench GW1. Those that knew to have Salah GW1 and captain him, despite all the fuss surrounding Auba. Those that had DCL from the start, despite his poor end of season. Well done to all of you who did that. It is a live and learn for me and a lesson I will try and implement in my game in the future.

        1. FC Hakkebøf
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          What is the lesson again?

          1. Stormbringer22
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Don't leave £10.5 on the bench. Don't chase value with players you picked for a reason by shipping them out after 1 bad gameweek. Trust well established FPL asset like Salah.

          2. Zim0
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Get lucky by having the players that will score the points. Unless you're clairvoyant and know who will get the points

      15. GAMBIT
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        TAA, Foden > Coady, Son -4?

        1. Drizz ✅
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          No need to get rid of Foden after one gameweek

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

            I've had him for two

      16. Mr. O'Connell
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Harvey Barnes, Podence, Foden and Werner. 1 FT. No WC.

        I honestly cant see any way out of this mess.

        1. Drizz ✅
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Would hold

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

          -4 every week will sort the mess in 3-4 gameweek time

          1. Zrinkec
              1 month, 25 days ago

              What is wrong with Barnes?? He will be beast.

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

                doubt it

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

            Don’t see the issue with Barnes and Foden.

          3. caldracula
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Werner could also come good.

          4. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Werner and Podence out for a hit?

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

          On WC... fill in the blanks!

          Martinez // (Steer)
          [XXX], Saiss, Lamptey // (Justin, Mitchell)
          [XXX], Salah, De Bruyne, Son // (Bissouma)
          [XXX], Calvert-Lewin, Maupay

          (A) Alexander-Arnold | JRodriguez | Wilson

          (B) Walker-Peters | Bowen | Kane

          1. Drizz ✅
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            B

        4. Gameweek 4 Rough with the Smooth
          Geoff
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          How was your GW4?

          Were any of your players benched? Did you get any injuries? How did your bench perform? Did your captain return?

          Tell us your tales of joy and woe from Gameweek 4, here:

          1. Drizz ✅
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Got trolled by Mourinho

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

            Rough: Barnes(c), negative points for trent and van dijk

            Smooth: Kane, double Saints defense

          3. skodaole2
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            I bet i did the worst move in this website this weekend Son + Watkins out for Jimenez + KDB for a hit. Try to beat that if you can. However chose good captain (Kane) and team got up to 108,000 position from 243,000, although without transfers i would maybe be in an incredible position.

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

            Terrible. Son to Vardy (c) for a hit!

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

            Green arrow

            But the point scorers were not the players I though would be the point scorers. Still no idea how to play this season

          6. liverpool01
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Started Taylor over Bissouma and took a -4 hit Son>Mahrez, captain kdb fail over Salah. Ings and Jimenez blank...

          7. Chemical76
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Smooth
            Double Saints defence
            Bruno
            DCL

            Rough
            TAA
            Vingare nor Doherty playing

            Why aren't more people talking about the lack crowds being one of the causes to the Crazy results?

            Man City, Utd and Liverpool all humiliated at home.

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

              We were humiliated away

          8. Gilbo88
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Smooth:

            Werner (2) and Martial (1) to DCL (6) and Jimenez (2) for a -4.

            Net gain... 1 point

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

              That's still a plus. Every point counts at the end of the year!

          9. Mr. O'Connell
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Here we go again. Followed up 35 point wildcard in GW3 with 38 points. Steady improvement.

            Son to Harvey Barnes (had no bench so didnt want to risk playing with 10) when I was all set on saving FT for the break. Whats the worst that could happen eh?

            HB disallowed goal, Son mega points. Knew Son would haul as soon as I saw him starting so backed the hattrick at 150/1 to ease the pain. Obviously returns 2 goals, and assist and max bonus. Threw phone on floor and smashed screen.

            Captain blank again.

            Only 1 FT and still got Werner, Podence, Foden and Barnes to deal with.

            Smooth: Podence clean sheet point.

            1. Badluck Jonathan
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              This is amazing. Love the smooth too. +1

          10. Greek Freak
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Were any of your players benched?
            No

            Did you get any injuries.
            Yes

            How did your bench perform?
            No

            Did your captain return?
            No

          11. Little Red Lacazette
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Joy - managed to get 73 all out with Sterling cappo

            Woe - Had transferred ASM out for Costa(Leeds) just before deadline.

          12. ViperStripes
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Just all woe this week....
            Decided to ship JRod instead of Zaha to bring in KDB
            AND
            For a hit
            AND
            Gave KDB the armband
            AND
            Took the armband off DCL

            PLUS
            negative points for my TAA/VVD double up

            I've hit the wildcard button and brought in all the increasing in value players and will see what new team looks like after Internationals.

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

              Just 26points for the week, so probably out of the last man standing league too.

          13. HMC
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Yep Mourinho troll
            Benched Son early in the week and because I wanted to keep 2FT didn’t change my lineup
            43 would have been 59. Kdb captain fail

          14. A-L
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            A mighty 86 points after going for keeping and playing Son...

            But sold James Rodriguez for Foden

          15. Kannbury
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Smooth- McCarthy, Salah, Saint Max

              Rough - everyone else.

              44 just below average.

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

              Rough - TAA, James benching, Bissouma points stuck on bench.

              Smooth - 90 points, big green arrow.

            • Miguel Sanchez
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Rough - Chelsea keep a clean sheet and score 4 goals and Reece James nowhere to be seen. Danny Ings captain blank.

              Smooth - Grealish 24 point haul off the bench for James.

              1. Old Man
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                That smooth is obscene! Nice though. 😀

            • Xna
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Rough - Switching from Salah(C) to KDB before deadline.

              Smooth - saving a transfer, Kane + Rod + McCarthy (Finally!), decent week in total, using two FTs to easily pair Son with Kane, so happy with the team (WC still in bank)

            • The Train Driver
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              As a Manchester United supporter, Son seller and Martial owner it was mostly rough, KDB cap as well and TAA in for - 4. Only smooth Salah and Hames, and ofc seeing the Liverpool fans on here not long after lolling @ United...

            • Hamish Bruce
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              I should just stop making transfers...
              Sold Son for Barnes... only brought in on WC last wk so got 1pt while missing his 24 & 18 either side

              1. Hamish Bruce
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                I previously sold Kane for Martial in GW2 so missed 21/5/16 since.
                Wildcarded for 28 last week & 43 this week...
                Worst run of luck in 10 years of playing.

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

              Rough - Haven't hit a captain win all season. Bissouma on the bench.
              Smooth - Kane, Double Saints def, DCL maintaining form.

            • lugs
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Rough
              KDB(c) fail, James dropped with Lamptey autosub coming on for 0 pts, no Salah

              Smooth
              Kane & Rodriguez helping me to a decent 64pts, no Liverpool defense 😆

            • Hamish Bruce
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              I need to log one from guy who was leading a mini-league...
              WC’d out Son, Sterling, Kane, Wilson and ASM (total 71)
              WC team scored 45 (inc Salah capo).

            • wulfranian
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              One of the worst gameweeks with 26points(-8) before Salah's brace.Took a -8 for Son(18)+Kane(15)+Moura(1) ->Salah(13),Trossard(5),Jimenez(2).I had James on the bench with Targett as first sub 1 point,i had Werner oh Werner,Coleman and Richarlison both got injured 1 point each,Soyuncu 1 point and Barnes 2 points with this awful disallowed goal and of course 2 points from Kdb.The only good thing was McCarthy.

            • asquishypotato
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Martial (1) Vinagre (0, or 2 for dier if he had come in) and Son (18)

              All out for a minus 8

              For Jiminez (2) Mahrez (2) and Robertson (-1)

              Total points swing = 26

              1. asquishypotato
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                Bissouma first on the bench (never would have played him anyway)

                The smooth was Saturday - a combo of Hamez and Sterling captaincy got a chunk of points before the debacle

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

                In also support Liverpool and my missus supports United.

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

              smooth: captaining the only player who did not blank - Sterling
              VERY ROUGH: took -8 for Werner, Son, James Rodriguez to Jimenez, Barnes, KDB for a net -40pts

            • Firminoooo
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Rough: Everything, even my Salah points because of EO. Not 1 goal from my captain in 4 GWs.

              Smooth: Martinez 1 savepoint.

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

              Rough: Jimi (c), ASM and Bissouma hoarding 21pts on the bench while TAA, Digne and Justin contributed 1pt between them
              Smooth: Patience with McCarthy pays off second week on the trot, Rodriguez, Salah, have Sterling over KDB, green arrows across the board

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

              Rough.
              My untouched GW 1 team would be comfortable top 100k.

              Sold Son on Thursday night not believing he would start. Sold rashford instead of Werner for Barnes instead of Wilson (flipped a coin).

              Smooth
              Sterling (c), backing Everton from GW 1 has kept me afloat around 1.5m.

            • seanmcging
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Wilson as 1st sub, was praying that Podence wouldn't play.

            • Big Hippo
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Rough: Son out (thanks Jose). Reece James benched for Lamptey who also got 0

              Smooth: Green arrow! Double Wolves defence returned 16 points vs 0 last week and moved to Salah captaincy after the Mane news

            • ragonian
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Rough - 36 points on wildcard.
              Sold Son & Hamez for Mahrez and Barnes.
              Bissouma on the bench.
              Double Liverpool defence.
              No Salah.
              Only smooth is I brought in Kane (but didnt captain obvs).
              Plus, I held holding and now I need my hand holding.

            • sambyy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              I wildcarded:

              Smooth: Captain Sterling got a goal. DCL and Maupay who I got in for Werner and Martial both scored. After GWRs of 6.2M and 5M in two previous weeks, I improved massively and managed a GWR of 4.5M.

              Rough: Got rid of Salah, Saiss and McCarthy. Doubled up on Liverpool def with TAA & Robbo, so naturally Alisson gets injured and Liverpool concede seven.

            • Urchin
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Time to brag (as suggested by other FFS friend on WA)
              Rough: KDB captain, TAA owner, Bissouma on bench.
              Smooth: 91 points 🙂 (Kane, Salah, Wilson, Bellerin, Maccarthy, JRod). For the first time in my FPL career, an OR of Top 10K

            • King Carlos
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Ruff: 8 players scoring a total if 9 points.
              Smooth: the rest scored 60 points.

            • Buck The Trent
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Rough:

              Accidentally pressed TC button just above the save button (fat finger!) on KDB ;( 🙁

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

              Smooth wildcard.

              84 pts bringing in McCarthy, Salah, Grealish, Trossard, DCL, Bruno and keeping Sterling.

              Rough.
              Someone in one of my H2H leagues got 17 pts.
              Check this out....
              https://fantasy.premierleague.com/entry/4482803/event/4

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

                I could add the rough bit of my wildcard which was only getting 1 point from my defence... 😆

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

                I’d better mention I got rid of Johnstone, Digne, Auba, Rashford, Pereira and Ward.
                Only fail was getting rid of Wilson and keeping Mitrovic.
                It di mean I could have Brewster sat on my bench though...

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

                  Oh, and Werner 🙂

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

                    Werner went on wildcard

            • the Penman
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              You want rough?

              Werner -> Jimenez; fine.
              Son -> Mahrez (-4); disastrous.
              Wilson -> DCL (another -4); feels worse! Because who else still had Wilson by this point?!

              New signings: 10 (-8)
              Shipped out: 36
              Net loss: 34 points.

              (Plus I switched ASM to Podence 2 weeks ago; that was almost as frustrating)

            • ktk_interista
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              How is that for a rough. Did Werner (2) , Wilson (16) and Son (18) -> DCL (6), Jimenez (2) and KDB (2) for a -8 hit which cost me 34 points on its own. Not to mention that I would have captained Salah instead of KDB (who I wouldn't have had owned) if it weren't for Mourinho's deceptive comments that Son is out for a long time. That is an extra 11 points for a net loss of 45 pts. Season defining.

            • Hotdogs for Tea
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Rough
              TAA
              Moutinho & Werner to Mahrez & Jimenez for a -4

              Smooth 90 (-4) 580k to 101k 🙂
              Returns from 7 players McCarthy, KWP, Salah C, James Rod, Havertz, Wilson, DCL

              1. Wolves Ay We
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 24 days ago

                You call that Rough?!

                😀

                1. Hotdogs for Tea
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 24 days ago

                  i was feeling all left out 😉

            • NABIL - 1 season 1der
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Smooth: Salah c, Kane & DCL

              Rough: Sold Hames for Foden. Stupid me.

              1. ppv
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                I did the same and sold Watkins for Ings

            • Basil1977
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Smooth: Everything up until full time in the Southampton match 58 points with 5 still to play.
              Rough: Everything after the Southampton match 1 point from 5 players (Jimenez 2, Podence 3, TAA-1, Robertson-1, Van Dijk-2)

              Beat the average score and a green arrow. Still happy to keep the triple Liverpool defence. They can't let in 7 again??

            • Wolves Ay We
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 24 days ago

              Took a -8 to get out Son, Saiss and Werner and brought in Mahrez, Robertson and Ings. The 3 coming in gave me just 3 points. I finished on 27 points after hits, Without the changes and hits I would have got 60 points.

              1. Wolves Ay We
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 24 days ago

                And of course captain was KDB

            • Toothless
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 24 days ago

              Rough: Transferred Son out for the second time this season :'(
              Owned him twice so far, and for a grand total of 3 points!!

              Smooth: Still dont own a Liverpool defender.

          16. NUFCAndrew
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Mad I’m thinking of a WC?

            McCarthy Steer

            Trent Saiss Justin Mitchell Branthwaite

            Salah KDB Bruno Soucek Bissouma

            Ings DCL mitro

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

              I’m in the same boat, see below. Do you have a WC draft?

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

                I do not. Feel the team is too unbalanced though

            2. The Road to Turfdom
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              £/transfers available? Wouldn't rush to WC that

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

                0.8 ITB 1 FT

            3. KDB4PREZ
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 25 days ago

              I had same team except Havertz instead on ings and I pulled the trigger last night as team to unbalance

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

              Really don’t see the need to WC that team... not fancy on WC during the IB as I can’t predict the team form after the (long) pause

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

              I think could be time to see Trent off until he hits some form. But he will require a WC to bring back in. Free up a couple of million to upgrade Soucek or Mitro

          17. KneejerkJoe
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            2FTs spent, and it really good! (James+Rashford -> Son+Chillwell)

            Not sure about fixtures this week, dont know how to set up my team and who to captain. Also James Rodriguez late game for Colombia..

            Will Everton - Pool be low-scoring as usual or will we see goals like the trend of this strange season?

            Toughts on Jimenez, should we get rid of him? Feels like he doesnt get the same support with Jota and Doherty out of the team?

            Who to bench and who to Captain?

            Martinez
            Chillwell Lamptey Justin
            Salah Sterling Son Klich
            Brewster Jimenez DCL
            ...Steer Saiss Digne J.Rodriguez

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

              You should play Rodriguez over Klich

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

                Even tho he might get a late cameo, because of the Colombia games?

                Who would you captain?

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

                  Probably Son

          18. caldracula
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            McCarthy (Button)
            TAA Mitchell Justin (Lewis Taylor)
            Salah Auba Zaha Bowen Periera
            Vardy Ings (Davis)

            Looking to wildcard to:

            Guita Steele
            TAA Chilwell Zouma Bertrand
            Mitchell
            Salah Son Zaha Grealish Bissouma
            Kane DCL Watkins

            Have exact cash.

            Other moves could be

            A) McCarthy to 4.5 (Meslier/Ryan)
            B) McCarthy + Bowen to Guiata + Costa/Klich

          19. The Road to Turfdom
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Is it completely stupid to keep Werner one more week?

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

              Tough If you’ve kept him all this time, who would you be looking to replace him with?

              1. The Road to Turfdom
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                Likely Kane

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

                  Very tempting

            2. Drizz ✅
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              5,2,2,2 would get rid

          20. Vazza
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Not understanding people’s growing interest in Chilwell.

              He plays for Chelsea who struggle to keep cleansheets. Are we buying him simply for his attacking potential? If yes, is a 5.6m price tag justifiable ?

              1. Drizz ✅
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                Does attack often as he did at Leicester. Better option then Digne

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

                Gets forward and Chelsea seemed to play well as a unit so moving forward could see an increase in clean sheets.

              3. Stram Dunk
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                1 month, 25 days ago

                He is chill and doing well!

              4. ViperStripes
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                Going up in value, so hoping for double rise on Wildcard, then will reassess before deadline.

            • dshv
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              How it looks this g2g after transfers (-4)
              Or start wc ?

              Mccarthy
              Taa mitchel taylor davies justin
              Salah son kdb bruno soucek
              Watkins Dcl davis

            • FPLord
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Had an awful start to the season, so decided on a panic WC yesterday night.
              How does she look?

              Meslier Steer
              Robertson Chilwell Konsa Dallas Ferguson
              Salah Son Mahrez Grealish Bissouma
              Kane DCL Wilson 0.0

              1. Drizz ✅
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                Gtg

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

                Not sure about Mahrez personally, I prefer Rodriguez, Barnes or Bowen
                Rest looks solid

            • Vazza
                1 month, 25 days ago

                Who’s a better pick-

                A. Reguilon
                B. Chilwell
                C. Telles (assume he joins Man U and his FPL price tag is 5.5m)

                1. The Road to Turfdom
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  Chilwell but ideally none of them

                2. FPLord
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  Chilwell imo

                3. Drizz ✅
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  Benjamin

              • JIMMY764
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                Planning TAA + Podence >>> Son + 4.5 (-4) this gw.

                A) Dallas
                B) Ayling

                Martinez
                TAA Taylor Lamptey
                Salah KDB Grealish Podence
                Jimenez DCL Ings

                (Steer Saiss KWP Bissouma) 1.1itb

                1. The Road to Turfdom
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  B

                2. Drizz ✅
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  A

              • tricpic
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                Nightmare season so far. On wildcard. Who’s essential?
                Son? Mo? DCL?
                Anyone else?

                1. Drizz ✅
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  Hamez Harold

              • Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                Potential WC, how does it look?

                MCcarthy,Nyland
                Chilwell,Reguilon,Dallas,Mitchell,Buur
                Salah,Sterling,Son,JRod,Jack Grealish
                DCL, Jimenez, Brewster