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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. aapoman
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    A. KDB and McGinn
    or
    B. Son and Grealish

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

      with B I have no City

    2. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Still B

    3. The Train Driver
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      B. based on current form

    4. HurriKane
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      B

    5. Puntillimon
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      B

    6. Patron
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 23 days ago

      B...b...but KdB is essential 🙁

    7. Scots Gooner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      B.

      City look awful just now, so don't think KDB is essential in the short term.

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

    This year, I took all the advice suggesting to play "more patiently" and my word that hasn't paid off.

    Worst start in 6 years. As such... Please help get me out of this terrible whole I'm in. Does this need WC already?

    Ryan (Steer)
    TAA - Robbo - Egan (KWP - Mitchell)
    Podence - Salah - KDB - Zaha (Bissouma)
    DCL - Werner - Adams

    I was thinking on a WC:

    Martinez (McCarthy)
    Robbo - Justin - Saiss (KWP - Mitchell)
    Son - Salah - Rodriguez - Grealish (Bissouma)
    DCL - Kane - Wilson

    Thoughts? Leave?

    Appreciate any and all options.

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Wouldn't get Justin on WC probably, but just take a hit or two rather than WC. Werner and Zaha could be Son and Watkins/Maupay/Antonio and it suddenly looks much better.

      Having said that, next time round your current team could well get 80 odd and your potentail WC lineup only 25. Seems to be the pattern this year.

      1. nicholasporteous
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Honestly I couldn't agree more with your second comment. I brought in Zaha and Robbo for Son and Davies last week - mistakes!

        I seem to be in the wrong end each week, but as you said, it's been a weird one. I will stick to the top suggestions, really appreciate it.

  3. Jackson99
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Any thoughts on this team would be much appreciated.

    McCarthy
    TAA Chilwell Justin
    Son KDB Salah Zaha James
    DCL Maupay

    Steer Lamptey Mitchell Davies

    Cheers!

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Very nice. Well done.

    2. FF Dirtbag
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Zaha seems a bit meh, think there is better at that price. Otherwise its fine... Not the greatest front line

  4. The Train Driver
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Have a real benching dilemma, if Ancelotti reports Hames unfit to start then I'll bench him. Otherwise:

    A. Podence (lee)
    B. Barnes (AVL)
    C. Brewster (FUL)

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      1st world problems.
      Brewster punt?

    2. NateDogsCats
        1 month, 23 days ago

        I'd bench Podence personally, Wolves haven't really looked at it, Fulham could have and probably should have gotten a point from the game yesterday. Might be his first game but very hard to pass up Brewster against Fulham imo. I'd play Barnes, Leicester should have Maddison fit again for that game which will help and they've scored 4 against Villa in both of their games against them last season.

      • ElChapo
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 23 days ago

        you do realise there's 12 days before the next game yeah?

    3. HurriKane
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Going to have 5 different captains for first 5 gws 😀

      Salah(LEE)
      Auba (WHU)
      Werner (WBA)
      KDB (lee)
      Son(C) vs (WHU) at the moment

      Mixed results but im all in for upside chasing this season. Anyone else similar?

      1. Fulchester's New Centr…
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Snap, only 1st really worked.

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

        Similar. All bad results in my case. I'm all for UC but the theory is about focusing your transfers on one or two positions. The way this season is going you want to make 11 transfers every week!

    4. FF Dirtbag
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      On a WC, can I get some peeps thoughts?

      Martinez steer
      Reguillon Chilwell Saiss KWP Mitchell
      Salah Fernandes Son Rodriguez Grealish
      DCL Ings Brewster

      1. Puntillimon
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        I would put Forster ahead of steer in case you wanna get Watkins along the line otherwise solid team

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

      whats the story with trent,he really doesnt look right on many levels???

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

        Looked good vs arsenal but shocking last night. Im glad I went robbo instead. Well "glad" is probably a bit strong.

      2. FF Dirtbag
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        No doubt he will get assists but clean sheets might be at a premium at the moment. So think you can spread his price out to gain the assists elsewhere

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

          It was a collective collapse and I'd say the key ingredient was the presence of Adrian. The defence lost all confidence when he stuffed up 3 minutes in and their pressing game that depends on their sweeper keeper fell apart. Therefore, wait until Alisson is back, is my advice.

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

            They conceaded 4 goals in 3 games with Allison in the goal.

    6. Kakashi Of The Leaf
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      How did Reguilon look? Thinking of going with him on WC and then switching to PVA after 4 fixtures. Thoughts??

      1. FF Dirtbag
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Don't think you will ever want to change him... He does look dangerous.

      2. NateDogsCats
          1 month, 23 days ago

          He didn't have much to do yesterday but he looked very good, him and Sonny on that left side will be really dangerous and Spurs in general look lethal.

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

        Martinez, Steer
        Semedo--Lamptey --James--Mitchell--Dunne
        Salah--KDB--Mahrez--Foden--Burke
        Ings--DCL--Jimi

        1.2 itb and 1 FT

        James to which Cheap defender?

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

          I'd do Mahrez > Son this week.

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

            I still fear Son and Spurs won't score many against weaker teams

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

              They put 7 past Maccabi Haifa and 6 past MUN. I think avoiding WHU bur BHA wba could be disastrous.

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

                Hmm thanks

              2. JIMMY764
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 23 days ago

                Very true. But, they have also failed to score vs Everton and put 1 past Newcastle in their two home fixtures in the PL so far.

                West Ham up next who are on the back of beating Wolves and Leicester 4-0 & 0-3.

                What a mad season.

        2. shiraz
            1 month, 23 days ago

            kwp, mings, saiss, coady

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

          Ignoring the mid and lower priced forwards was my biggest mistake this season. The likes of DCL, Wilson, Mitro have offered value this season and I should avoid making this mistake in the future. Any lessons learned for other users?

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

            Always trust Mou. Always trust Kane 😉

        4. fcsaltyballs
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          On a wildcard:

          1. Ings Brewster (Brewster would be mostly bench)
          2. Maupay Wilson (bit of a benching dilemma)

          1. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            1

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

            1

          3. Puntillimon
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            What about Watkins Brewster and use the money to upgrade elsewhere

        5. wilson007
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 23 days ago

          McCarthy Steer
          TAA Justin Taylor Mitchell Vinagre*
          Salah KDB JRod Soucek
          Werner Martial* DCL

          Obviously Martial and Vinagre need to go, but is it worth a WC?

          1. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Depends if you wanted to do much else, i'd watch price drops and base your WC on that

        6. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          James or Grealish?

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

            hames injured? only what i read on here

            1. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              oh I did not see this... I'll check it out. thanks

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

                Not injured, plays for Columbia 3 days before next GW so Ancelotti not sure if he features in derby.

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

              source ?

              1. NateDogsCats
                  1 month, 23 days ago

                  Ancelotti said something about the amount of games he's played so far and the fact he'll be playing for Colombia through the IB that he might not be fit for Liverpool. I thought he was joking more than anything but I'm not sure.

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

                    he said if he wasn’t fresh he may not start (or something like that) ... he will first class or private jet coming back to play in a merseyside derby - he will start no problem

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

                      This

              2. Urchin
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 23 days ago

                SOURCE?????????????

          2. Lev Yashin
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Bah, hate to rage WC but it's all the...errr...rage:

            Martinez, Button
            Chillwell, Saiss, KWP, Lamptey, Mitchell
            Salah, KbD, Son, Barkley, Bissouma
            Kane, DCL, Watkins

            Too much TOT attack?
            Jimenez a better option?

            1. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              I raged WC last night to catch drops/rises

              I did exactly same with Son and Kane.
              Fixtures and Bale to come in doesnt look like they will slow down

              1. Lev Yashin
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 23 days ago

                My thinking too.

                Which 15 gems did you end up with?

                1. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 23 days ago

                  Nyland, McCarthy
                  Targett, Mitchell, TAA, Chilwell, KWP
                  Harrison, Salah, KDB, Son, Burke,
                  Kane, DCL, Brewster

                  This will change around 50 times between now and next GW

                  1. Lev Yashin
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 23 days ago

                    Nice start.

                    Still convinced about the double SOU defence?
                    Not looking at AVL attack with some decent fixtures?

                    1. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 23 days ago

                      I caught Kane's price rise but likely he will be dropped and Burke will go to either James or Grealish with Watkins
                      Double SOU. No. not sorted that out yet. Can't wait.

            2. Sadio come here often?
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              I wouldn’t go with Barkley. For me, Bowen, Trossard or Pereira would be better in that price range

              1. Sadio come here often?
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 23 days ago

                Or if you want to back Everton over Villa, do Watkins & Barkley to Brewster & James possibly?

                1. Sadio come here often?
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 23 days ago

                  If you have some change on hand

              2. Lev Yashin
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 23 days ago

                Toss up between Barkley and Bowen but WHU have a pretty dodgy run in the next 3 (tot, MCI, liv). On paper, that is.

                1. Sadio come here often?
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 23 days ago

                  Yeah but none of those have been defensively sound, they will play on the counter which probably suits Bowen, plus for 6M if he gets one return over these tough fixtures I think that’s not bad value leading into the better fixtures

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

            A wise man once said -,use your WC out of necessity ... not for convenience or out of boredom 😉

            1. Dreaming of glory
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              This season it could be necessary every few weeks

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

              Bold word got "reviewed" so will try word this 1 better 🙂

              that wise man never imagined what a total crazy S show that FPL 20/21 would be

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

                it is crazy ...

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

            2 fts, wont rush it early as have .3 to play with at the mo

            Werner & Alzate out
            Son & Brewster in

            sounds good?

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

              What can go wrong there. Looks golden

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

                the way this season is going... alot 🙂

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

              Can you afford Son & Wilson, Watkins, Bamford, Maupay etc ?

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

                nope. zero funds itb, 13.8 to play with

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

            Which defs would you be choosing now?

            Thinking about keeping Robo and going with Chilwell, that along one 4.0 and one 4.5ish leaves last spot for some mid priced (5.0-5.5) one.

            Reguilon, Castagne or Saiss? Saiss the least exciting option I would say. Loved Aurier yesterday tbh but he won't be a regular starter.

            1. Steve The Spud
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 month, 23 days ago

              Reg, spurs the most likely CS there I would say

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

              I am on TAA (prefer Robbo), Chilwell, 4.5, 4.5, 4.0 and rotating the two 4.5s for fixtures - seems ok

          6. Steve The Spud
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Wood to Watkins after gw 5 looking nailed on for me, done so badly with the lower priced strikers having Adams and then wood whilst Bamford and co haul. even mitro would have done better!

            1. manu4life99
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              GW5 vs lei not a terrible fix based on Lei performance yesterday

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

            50k and 280 points ,ive not had
            arsenal
            chelsea
            everton
            spurs yet
            first one is vinagre to chilwell gw5

            #gotawaywithit

          8. NateDogsCats
              1 month, 23 days ago

              Unsure of whether to drop KDB or not. Sounds like Aguero or Jesus (or both even) may be back after the IB which should help City but at the same time their fixtures aren't exactly ideal. If I drop KDB my mid-front will look like this:

              Pereira Bruno Son Grealish Havertz
              Vardy DCL Brewster

              Thoughts? I feel like I should be patient but Spurs look incredibly confident going forward and if I wait I could easily end up paying 0.2 or 0.3 more by the time the IB is over and the next week kicks off.

              1. NateDogsCats
                  1 month, 23 days ago

                  Should clarify I'd be dropping KDB to get Son back in and Foden - Grealish

              2. Dreaming of glory
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 23 days ago

                Ditch Taa (for a 4.5) to get Kane & son without losing the below? Or cut one of the bigger kids?
                Salah, KDB, Jamez, Zaha, dcl

                Would be able to play 3 out of 5 defenders and have Brewster on bench too.

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

                  Cant have em all. Dont tear apart your team to fit in kane.
                  Id just bring in Maupay who is on par with kane for most stats with some kind fixtures.
                  If you really want to captain kane then go for it.

                  1. Dreaming of glory
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 23 days ago

                    Yea that’s fair advise. With pool not firing defensively and their being more goals in general I’m thinking a shift to less money at the back could be worthwhile until the season ‘settles’ if it ever does.
                    Think son is priority 1 and can get him in by moving jimi to Wilson/Maupay/Watkins etc

              3. Valar(Keith)
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 23 days ago

                Semedo looked Doherty esque .. will be a fantastic option going forward . Reguillon too. Bellerin could be a gem this year also. Add those along side the Leeds boys, Lamptey and you can get a really attacking back 5

                1. Valar(Keith)
                  • 11 Years
                  1 month, 23 days ago

                  Not to forget chilwell.. we are spoilt this year I swear

                2. Valar(Keith)
                  • 11 Years
                  1 month, 23 days ago

                  Reply fail to atimis.. but it looks good standalone anyway 🙂

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

                    True that man!

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

                  Thinking a triplet 3 wingback wonders e.g. Robbo/Semedo/Reguillon + Lamptey + 4.0 is a good strategy this season, and make a choice on which big hitters in midfield are needed

                4. Kakashi Of The Leaf
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 23 days ago

                  Have gone Robbo Chilwell Reguilon on WC. Wolves defence isnt looking very convincing. So dropped Semedo.

                5. Jainica
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 23 days ago

                  Reguillon looked a shadow of Aurier! Wasnt impressed but agreed with semedo

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

                Maybe I'm naive, and I know his age and i know he hasn't played alot off recently, but does everyone honestly believe cavani is guna be a flop at united?

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

                  The same people also thought Kane would be a bad fpl asset this year or that man united cover was essential and what not, the hivemind always has its opinions.

                  1. Klopp it
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 23 days ago

                    Haha true, I don't thank he's guna be phenomenal but I thank hel be good, he's a great striker, and it's what united need an out and out number 9

              5. aapoman
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 23 days ago

                How is this for a wildcard team? Have no City which is a bit worrying. 1.1itb to improve.

                Martinez
                Robbo Chilwell Castagne Saiss
                Salah Son Hamez Grealish
                Kane DCL

                Forster; Brewster, Bissouma, Cooper

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

                  With the amount of goals going in I would want to play either 3-4-3 or 3-5-2

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

                    Maybe. If I had to drop a defender it would probably be Castagne

              6. Pep Roulette
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 23 days ago

                Would you do Podence to Trossard for -4?

                1. Patron
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 23 days ago

                  No mate

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

                  Not when Trossard has Palace away.

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

                  Dont kneejerk stick to the commitment you made with the wolves fixtures

                4. Pep Roulette
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 23 days ago

                  Cheers fam

              7. Patron
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 23 days ago

                Is Vinagre out of Wolves confirmed?

                And do we think James finally lost his place?

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

                  Not confirmed yet but not playing yesterday was telling

                  I am a Reece James holder and am gonna hold for one more week. Chelsea have Southampton, Sevilla and Man United after the international break within a week of each other and reckon James will possibly play the Southampton game so Azpi can play the other two.

                  It's not ideal though and eventually I will sell him for Chilwell

                  1. Patron
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 23 days ago

                    Yes I guess no point in holding onto Vinagre anymore.

                    James will probably play here and there, but Im wondering if he lost the first team status or was it just tactical with Azpi.

                    Thanks for the reply mate!

                2. Shatner's Bassoon
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 23 days ago

                  don't think it is confirmed yet but he wasn't even in squad yesterday was he?

                  Think he'll share minutes with Azpi all season really.

                  1. Patron
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 23 days ago

                    Ye he wasn’t. Just wondered if it was something official since I didn’t pay attention.

                    Yes, It makes it very difficult.

                    Cheers!

              8. Shatner's Bassoon
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 23 days ago

                Morning all.

                Can anyone offer any intel on South Korea's national side? Are they meeting up, or is the "Postponed - other" on BBC legit?

                If they aren't, surely an early Son move makes some sense before he rockets.

                Sorry if this has been tackled elsewhere, I've gone through HTs but couldn't see much.

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

                  I have heard that Son has no international commitments this IB

                  1. manu4life99
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    1 month, 23 days ago

                    This would be great (got him in last night for Podence!)

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

                  Son confirmed in a post game interview that he will not travel for the international break.

                  He's pretty safe to bring in imo.

                3. Shatner's Bassoon
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 23 days ago

                  Thanks all.

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

                Best forward for Max 6.6?

                1. manu4life99
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 23 days ago

                  Watkins could be worth a punt with Grealish and Barkley pulling the strings behind

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

                  Take a pick from Watkins, Maupay, Wilson and Bamford.

                3. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 23 days ago

                  Got a good selection

                  Wilson
                  Maupay
                  Bamford
                  Watkins
                  Antonio
                  Barnes

                  Safe option: Wilson, Antonio
                  Risky: Watkins

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

                    Cheers!

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

                  Maupay and then Antonio from week 8

                5. Jainica
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 23 days ago

                  Maupay, Watkins, Wilson, Antonio all looking acceptable picks.. I'm sure one will eventually emerge but I dont think any amount of foresight can guarantee the best of the lot at this stage.

              10. Zilla
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 23 days ago

                I know investing at Man United defence at the moment isn't a good move to say the least but Telles price prediction? Think it's 5.5

              11. Pep Roulette
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 23 days ago

                Do you think Mitchell plays next gameweek even if PVA is back?

                1. Jainica
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 23 days ago

                  PVA likely displaces him

                2. bOttOmEdpOstrEpliEr.
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 23 days ago

                  No, 2 weeks break is a good opportunity to recover and get match fitness back.

                  1. Dreaming of glory
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 23 days ago

                    Hopefully Ferguson gets himself fit then