Scout Notes

The Aston Villa FPL assets who impressed in rout of Alisson-less Liverpool

Aston Villa 7-2 Liverpool

  • Goals: Ollie Watkins (£5.9m) x3, Jack Grealish (£7.0m) x2, John McGinn (£5.5m), Ross Barkley (£5.9m) | Mohamed Salah (£12.2m) x2
  • Assists: Grealish x3, McGinn, Trezeguet (£5.5m), Watkins | Roberto Firmino (£9.4m)
  • Bonus: Grealish x3, Watkins x2, Salah x1

Aston Villa put Liverpool to the sword with a display of pace and verve entirely in keeping with this increasingly maverick season.

A hat-trick for Ollie Watkins (£5.9m) grabbed the headlines, but it was the performance of Villa skipper Jack Grealish (£7.0m) that caught the Fantasy eye.

Two goals, three assists, maximum bonus and 24 points was the stuff of legend for his (at the time) 9.9% Fantasy Premier League (FPL) ownership and the stuff of nightmares for the 56,000 or so managers who’ve sold him on over the past two Gameweeks.

That lack of faith has cost them 32 points all in. A short-term schedule involving both Leicester and Arsenal is clearly not dissuading people now – Grealish’s ownership is close to 12% and he’s in the top ten for Gameweek 5 transfers-in.

Watkins (2.3%), who had to make do with just the 19 points, is another being snapped up and he set the ball rolling against Liverpool with an early goal.

Those managers still clinging to the ‘two Liverpool at the back’ formula would have been twitchy when news came through that Alisson (£6.0m) had injured his shoulder in training, meaning a start for the rather less reliable Adrian (£4.5m) in the Reds goal.

And they only had to wait until the fourth minute for their fears to be realised when the Spaniard’s slack pass to Joe Gomez (£5.4m) was intercepted by Grealish, who set up the unmarked Watkins to finish with ease.

It was the striker’s first Premier League goal in 184 minutes of action. His second came just 18 minutes later when he was released by Grealish down the left, cut back inside and hit a shot across Adrian and in at the far post.

In between those goals came a golden chance – wasted – for Villa debutant Ross Barkley (£5.9m), two saves by Emiliano Martinez (£4.6m) from Roberto Firmino (£9.4m) and a growing sense that Liverpool were going to score from a move down the left.

They did just that in the 33rd minute when Andy Robertson (£7.0m) and Diogo Jota (£6.3m) – in for the ill Sadio Mane (£11.9m) – combined well on that flank, the ball was moved inside and finally fell to Mohamed Salah (£12.2m), who finished clinically.

Salah’s goal sparked brief hopes of a Liverpool comeback, which lasted precisely two minutes before a deflected John McGinn (£5.5m) shot made it 3-1. The Egyptian scored again after the break, with an assist from Firmino, to suggest another rally might happen. It took all of six minutes for Villa to snuff that out for a second time.

But while Salah’s 13 points was the only decent FPL haul to be had from Jurgen Klopp’s men on the night, arguably the major talking point was the lopsided nature of the champions’ attack.

As can be seen in the Premium Members Area, the touch heatmap for Liverpool shows swathes of possession down their left flank and hardly anything of note down the right.

That meant a sorry night for FPL’s most-owned defender, Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.5m and 42.1%), who was kept to very occasional forays forward by the attacking presence of Grealish and Watkins.

On the opposite side, Robertson was considerably more advanced and dovetailed well with Jota all game. If that’s a sign of the times, it will be the cheaper Scot – currently owned by just 14.8% – who will find his way into more FPL teams.

But on the evidence of last night, selling Liverpool defenders will be the way forward, as Klopp acknowledged post-match:

Tonight, pretty much everybody made massive mistakes around the goals. The first one was obviously Adrian; that was a big mistake, yes, but the reaction on the goal was an even bigger mistake, how we reacted.

Yes, the first goal was not cool, of course. But apart from that, I don’t think he had anything to do with all the other goals pretty much. We didn’t help him tonight, let me say it like this, or we even did the opposite.

The coach also had an update on the health of the 13.2%-owned Allison:

No chance to play against Everton. We don’t know exactly. Let me say, it could have been worse with that injury, that’s for sure. We were slightly lucky but it’s not that he can play against Everton. I don’t want to put a time frame on it, but four weeks could be possible, six weeks is maybe more likely, but I don’t know.

Not that Liverpool with the Brazilian stopper in the side are anywhere near the defensive levels of last season either, but overall now they’ve kept one clean sheet in four matches and shipped 11 goals, which only West Brom (13) can ‘better’.

The Merseyside derby – against the current league leaders, don’t forget – and a Gameweek 8 trip to Manchester City mean that Liverpool will need to bounce back from the Villa debacle sharpish. But an otherwise favourable schedule through to early next year means there’s no need to panic just yet.

That, however, is enough about the Reds, because the night belonged to Villa.

Dean Smith’s side have now played three, won three in the league and some smart work in the transfer market has stabilised a previously giddy defence while adding pace and bite higher up the pitch.

No longer is Grealish the one and only attacking attraction, although he was superb on Sunday night, laying on a further assist for Barkley, whose shot was deflected, and then scoring twice himself, once with a deflected shot of his own and the other a calm finish when sent clean through by McGinn’s sweet pass.

That meant the latter brought in his second straight double-digit haul – budget returns enjoyed by just 0.8% of managers.

In amongst all that carnage, Watkins completed his hat-trick with a free header from Trezeguet’s (£5.5m) cross after Villa had sprung Liverpool’s terrible attempt at an offside trap from a free-kick.

The goal encapsulated the visitors’ defensive performance. Liverpool played a high line all night and it cost them. Time and again Villa broke at pace and exploited the acres of space in behind a Reds side that threw caution to the wind in their desperate desire to get back into the game.

That led to the home team having a chunky 11 attempts on target – they’d managed seven across their first two matches – which was a fact not lost on Smith.

The performance was outstanding from start to finish. We created an awful lot of chances against an exceptional defence and team.

Liverpool’s defence was, in truth, anything but exceptional, and the fact that three goals came via deflections should temper Villa fans’ (and Fantasy managers’) reactions to the match as well. 

Smith’s side are not going to be scoring like this again any time soon and future opponents are likely to sit deeper to negate their pace and threat on the break. But the side – enhanced further by Barkley – are full of attacking threat at present and their fixture list is passable now and set fair from Gameweeks 9 through to 15.

Then again, on the evidence of last night, form could very well trump fixtures for this Villa outfit anyway.

Time will tell, but their assets are now very much on the radar to further complicate a season shaping up to be like no other, in both real and fantasy life.


Aston Villa XI (4-3-3): Martínez; Cash (El Mohamady 80′), Konsa, Mings, Targett; McGinn, Luiz (Nakamba 80′), Trézéguet (Traoré 87′); Barkley, Watkins, Grealish. 

Liverpool XI (4-3-3): Adrián; Alexander-Arnold, Gomez (Jones 61′), van Dijk, Robertson; Keita (Minamino 45′), Fabinho, Wijnaldum; Salah, Firmino (Milner 68′), Jota. 

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682 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Camzy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Have a look back at Wildcard templates throughout the season. Just roughly what I've gathered from here/I can recall. Will probably update them weekly...

    GW1

    McCarthy Nyland
    TAA KWP Lamptey Justin Mitchell
    Salah Auba Son ASM Bissouma
    Werner Mitrovic Ings

    GW2

    Martinez Steer
    TAA James Saiss Lamptey Mitchell
    Salah KdB Fernandes Rodriguez Bissouma
    DCL Wilson Bamford

    GW3

    Martinez Steer
    TAA James Saiss Lamptey Mitchell
    Salah KdB Son Foden Podence
    Jimenez DCL Davis

    GW4

    Martinez Steer
    Robertson Saiss Lamptey Ayling Mitchell
    Salah KdB Son Rodriguez Grealish
    DCL Maupay Brewster

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

      Are these before the GW or after? Can’t remember Grealish being popular before GW4

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

        Ah cripe. I messed up! The last one is this weeks.

        Gimme a minute to dig up GW4s.

        It has double Liverpool defense I know that much...

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

          GW4

          Barnes for Grealish perhaps
          Jimenez/Ings up front

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

            Also would add Chilwell to the GW5 WC teams

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

          Martinez Steer
          TAA Robertson Lamptey Mitchell Ferguson
          Salah Sterling Barnes Soucek Bissouma
          DCL Ings Jimenez

          Something like that? I dunno. GW4 was weird. Not many people WC'd that.

          Everyone wanted DCL, Jimenez, Ings frontline and double Liverpool defense though.

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

      GW6 WC normally reverts back to GW3 WC 😉

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

      Basically every week we fail to get the budget picks/differentials right every week. Problem is these guys won't do well every week anyways.

      Pool & Wolves def, Lamptey, Salah, Son, KDB & DCL have been staples more or less

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

        Yeah pretty much.

        Only Salah, DCL and Saiss have been present in all since GW2.

        But yeah the budget guys we have no idea who they are. No one has held that spot down. Grealish is the next candidate but him and Hot Rod are kinda mid-price not budget....

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

          I think Trossard is ticking along very well and is being overlooked because of the random huge hauls. He has blanked only one game and that was the game he should have hauled. I think he's definitely my Foden replacement next week.

    4. skodaole2
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Nice work, the differences between the GWs are phenomenal. I think according to what we have seen so far, next week's template we expect sth like that

      Ryan Forster
      Bryan Webster Dier Reguilon Fernandez
      Shelvey Ndombele van de Beek Iwobi Xhaka
      Firmino Ighalo Lacazette

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

    Reece James and Bruno to Chilwell and Son worth a -4?

    1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Like it

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

      Without much hesitation there.

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

      yea

    4. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      yessir

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

      the James -> Chilwell hit depends on who you would have if James is benched again

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

        Saiss (lee)

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

    Best transfer to get Bruno >> Salah ?
    A. Harrison >> Soucek
    B. Reece James >> Lewis
    C. James Rod >> Grealish
    D. DCL >> Callum Wilson

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

      B

    2. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      A

    3. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      b

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

      B (or A, forget c and d)

  4. The Mandalorian
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Would u WC this team

    McCarthy
    TTA Dier Ayling
    Other 2 defenders out injured long term
    JRod Salah Son Podence KDB
    Brewster Jime DCL

    1. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      I have 7 of your front 8 and am happy

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

      Not imo

    3. Meganuts
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Nah mate - hold (subject to Covid-19, and coming through internationals unscathed)

    4. The Mandalorian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      OK cheers gents

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

    Who would you rather;

    A) Sterling, Ayling, Walker peters

    B) Pulisic, Robertson, Dias

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

      A - Pulisic is a wait and see with his injuries

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

        could well be Haverts instead?

    2. Dynamic Duos
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      B

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

    Just read the story about Arsenal sacking their mascott guy after 27 years of service, just shows how corporate clubs have become.

    I mean how much could he be on ?
    Not sure about London wages but lets guess 20 - 25 k a year ? Hardly a saving for a club who is paying in excess of 250k per week for a guy who sits at home an plays video games.

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

      mesut Ozil has stepped up and said he will pay it ...... if he stays as an Arsenal player....

      1. el polako
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        If thats true than fair play to him.

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

            It’s akin to my mate buying me a couple of pints down the boozer. But yeah, credit where credit’s due.

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

      That guy playing video games has agreed to pay for the mascot till he's at the club 😀

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

      27 years that's awful

  7. Bennyboy1907
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Is Reece James worth transferring out for a hit?

      Currently have 0.7 ITB

      1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Who knows. He could start next game and get a haul.

      2. Baines on Toast...
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        If you got him at 5.0, and have other starting options this week, I'd probably wait. If you're going to lose 0.1 on him, and don't have others, it might be worth a switch.

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

        No I wouldn't take him out for a hit, if he doesn't play just let your bench cover.

    • FPLRaiser
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      To wildcard or not to wildcard?
      Rage transferred Ryan, Adams + Mitro out for Guaita, Antonio + Maupay for -8 and not sure whether to push it further.

      Main concerns are Liverpool's defence with Adrian, lack of Spurs attackers and rushing out Davies for Michael Keane instead of a Wolves defender (they had just lost 4-0 to be fair.)

      Current side:
      Guaita
      Justin | TAA | Keane
      Bruno | Zaha | KDB | Salah
      Antonio | DCL | Maupay

      Walton | Bissouma | KWP | Ferguson

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

      Timo Werner not joined up with Germany squad due to 'flu-like symptoms' pending covid test results.

      1. Seanigula
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Probably from when Thiago tripped him 🙂

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

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

      0.0 ITB 1FT

      A) Martial, Bissouma -> Davis, Son? (-4)
      Would love it to be Brewster over Davis but don't have the 0.1

      B) Martial to .. ?

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

        Werner martial -> Kane +...

      2. AnfieldLad
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Very unlucky you can’t do A with Brewster! Maybe ditch soucek instead of biss

        1. AnfieldLad
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Or Vinagre Martial -> Chilwell and a cheaper striker

    • Dynamic Duos
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      The price rises and falls predictions are so volatile right now there must be loads of wc

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

        Good time to do it. IB, transfer window closed and Covid . . . some semblance of where teams are at . .

    • Og
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Ceballos could be pushed further forward with the arrival or Partey. One to keep an eye on certainly..

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

        Further forward off the bench?

    • IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Bench two for GW5

      A) Digne (LIV)
      B) Ayling (WOL)
      C) Justin (AVL)
      D) Saiss
      E) R.James

      1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        *
        D) Saiss (lee)
        E) R.James (SOU)

      2. RealSocialDads
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        A D

        Reasoning is I fancy Leeds over wolves (as do the bookies I think) .

        And Digne got a low chance of clean sheet playing pool

        1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Interesting. Sounds wrong to bench Saiss over Ayling for some reason but I think you could be right. Thanks!

    • Basil1977
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Lots of talk of early transfers and taking hits on here,
      Crazy with players away on internal duty, and covid-19

      1. Basil1977
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        international*

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

        Price changes force players to make early transfers

        1. Basil1977
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          trust you to bring the force into this

      3. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Wildcard activated!

      4. AnfieldLad
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Yeah for me it was Wildcard or wait it out. Waiting it out and regretting it at every price drop/ rise

    • RealSocialDads
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      What are you guys thoughts on the view that 'only take the hit if you're going to captain x player'?

      I'm not sure I agree with this, I know it means that you're getting at least 2 extra points from the player you've lost 4 to bring in, so you could say it ends up being a 2 point hit.

      However, surely this is negated by who your captain choice would have been pre taking a hit. For example if I'm captaining Sterling and I'm contemplating bringing Son in for a hit for a different player in my team, I don't agree with the argument 'take the hit if you'll captain Son' as that would take the armband off Sterling, hence at least 2 points down on his output, plus he could easily haul that week (as any hypothetical pre hit captain could).

      Bit of a long post apologies, what are people's thoughts?

      1. St. Stephen XI
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 23 days ago

        I think it's an overly restrictive piece of advice.

        Especially if you are talking about making changes that you expect to hold onto long-term, the four-point hit is entirely justified. I'm thinking specifically of cases where one might need to pull the trigger on a transfer before being priced out.

        A minus four here and there in exchange for permanent improvements in your roster for the rest of the season seems a small price to pay.

      2. Joey Tribbiani
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Taking hits without captaining those players is ok. Im huge on human psychology and justifying a hit because you will captain him could result in captain fail. You might ignore a better captain because you wanna justify hit by captaining that player

        • Arte Et Labore
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Well, there is no anser to this. A hit/-4 could be seen as -1 for the next 4 gameweeks were you have Son instead of Sterling. I would rather have Son next 4 weeks and -4 than Sterling next 4 weeks. People tend to talk about a hit as something that pays of immediately next GW or not.

          I would rather think like this: If it is a hit for a player you think will stay in your team for the rest of the season and/or it is a player you need to get rid of because of injury/shite player I think it’s worth it. The earlier the season the better. But I do not think you should take a hit for chasing a one week haul/opponent or for a punt etc.

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

        Hi everyone.

        My wildcard has been activated. I’m going back and forth on staying with KDB & Klich or going Son & Grealish. I already have Kane, Salah & Jrod un there. I’m reluctant to not have KDB, but Son has the form.

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

          Son and Grealish. You can swap Kane for Aguero for City or double swap him to get KdB back in midfield if you need to.

        2. St. Stephen XI
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 23 days ago

          I'd do a little poking around to see if Leeds' recent acquisitions have put Klich's minutes in doubt. I seem to remember reading something that suggests this might be the case.

        3. Crashjct
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Thanks a bunch! I’m really leaning toward going with Son and Grealish. A change is only 2 FTs away.

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

        FanTeam help!

        Lloris Meslier
        TAA VvD Saiss Zouma Vinagre
        Salah Sterling Havertz Rodriguez Soucek
        Jimenez Wilson 4.0

        I have 2FTs and 1.0m ITB.

        A) Vinagre > White (buying time, preserving 2 FTs)
        B) Havertz + Wilson > Son + Brewster
        C) TAA + Havertz + Wilson > Reguilon + Grealish + Kane (-4)

        1. golden skulltula 69
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          I like C

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

          There's also an interesting option D) Havertz + Wilson > Kane + March

        3. Karan14
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          C with VVD and cheaper defender if that works looks good.

          1. Camzy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            It doesn't work 🙁

            VvD is 6.0m in FanTeam. TAA is 7.5m. So I'd be left with a 4.3m defender which is basically no one good.

            I have to lose TAA not VvD in order to fund C.

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

        Start 2 out of these:

        A) Saiss (lee)
        B) James (SOU)
        C) Lamptey (cry)
        D) Mitchell (BHA)

        Think Wolves & Chelsea will concede and James might not even start looks unlikely as its Soton.
        Any chance of 0-0 between Palace & Brighton?

        Cheers!

        1. skodaole2
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          I think if there is one game that could end 0-0 it the CPL - BRI, go with them and hope for the best.

      6. golden skulltula 69
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Hi! I'm on WC. A quick one:

        A. Son.
        B. Kane.
        C. Both.

        Cheers!

        1. D-Fens
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Given the fixtures I would have both. Most teams will only have one, some won't have either.

            1. golden skulltula 69
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 22 days ago

              Thank you!

          • Basil1977
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            both, but if you only pick one i would go Kane due to pens, also easy swap to Kun in gameweek 10 for cities good fixtures,

            1. golden skulltula 69
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 22 days ago

              Thank you!

          • DA Minnion
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Both for me. If I had only one of them you can be sure the other one would do all the scoring. So better to just have both.

          • IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Both. Wish I had Kane.

        2. Scholes Out Forever
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Werner + Burke + James --> Brewster + Son + Robbo (-8)

          Worth it? Will wait for internationals to be over, but only Robbo on international duty

          1. D-Fens
              1 month, 22 days ago

              I'm giving James one more week as I don't like a -4 for a defender. Even if it is Robertson

            • Kip
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 22 days ago

              I’d wait till next GW and do it for (-4).

              I Cant see Pool getting a CS vs this Everton squad and you’ll be able to assess brewsters role at sheff utd (Bench, starter,...)

          2. Zrinkec
              1 month, 23 days ago

              Which fodder to use on WC for 4.0m? Killman maybe he started last game for Wolwes?

              1. Scholes Out Forever
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 23 days ago

                Marcel will probably be back after IB

              2. Kip
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 22 days ago

                Ferguson if you can afford to bench for the next 3 gws

            • Bushwhacker
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 23 days ago

              Shaqiri tested positive for COVID on duty with the Swiss . . .

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

              Not many are opting for Barnes in their WC squads.
              Is it because they consider Grealish as much better option in the 7mil price range?

              Personally i think Barnes is the only value option in the Leicester attack, and i wouldnt want to go without.

              At Villa on the other hand, Watkins is a viable option as well.

              1. Scholes Out Forever
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 23 days ago

                Opting for grealish due to recency bias.

                Pick who you think will score better in the future

              2. Holmes
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 22 days ago

                Didn't like his performance Vs WHM. If I had a spare FT, I would get rid.

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

              Best 3 defenders circa £5m and under?

              I’m on

              Saiss
              Lamptey
              Zouma

              Not sold on the last one, anyone I’m missing?

              1. Zrinkec
                  1 month, 22 days ago

                  What is then best choice for fodders? Ferguson maybe, seems like he is only one that will actually starts once when he returns on pitch.

              2. No Salah
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 22 days ago

                Took -4 to get son and Kane in

                McCarthy
                TAA Justin Robertson
                Son(c) Fernandes JRod Podence
                Kane DCL Maupay

                4.0 Bissouma Davies Mitchell

                2.2 ITB

                Wondering if Double pool defence is a good idea with Alisson out, and whether should I use my WC to fix it

                1. Basil1977
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 22 days ago

                  i've got triple Liverpool defence, it is a worry with Alisson out, but i'm keeping the faith for the time being.

              3. skodaole2
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 22 days ago

                Any hits or lineup changes needed?

                McCarthy
                Dier Castagne Justin
                Son James R. Salah Pereira
                Kane(c) Mitrovic Jimenez

                Martinez, Reece J., Reed, Targett

                0 FT, 2.6 ITB

                A) Leave it as it is
                B) Jimenez -> Vardy (-4)
                C) Mitrovic -> Anyone up to 8.5 (-4)
                D) No hits but start Reece J. ahead of anybody
                E) Take a hit but a different one

                1. Drizz ✅
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 22 days ago

                  A

              4. teneighty
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 22 days ago

                That's a damn sharp jawline!

              5. Yeboah Power XI
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 22 days ago

                Hello! Bit left field but do we think Max Kilman will get significant minutes moving forward? He did very well in his first appearance in a while, and has received good feedback from his team mates

                1. Klaren
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 22 days ago

                  Very unlikely. He was playing due to Marcal’s injury.

                  1. Yeboah Power XI
                    • 11 Years
                    1 month, 22 days ago

                    Thanks

              6. DA Minnion
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 22 days ago

                Best Newcastle defender if any on wildcard?

                1. Drizz ✅
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 22 days ago

                  Lewis

                  1. DA Minnion
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 22 days ago

                    Was looking at him but has been booked in all of the last 3 games. That's not great.

                2. Holmes
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 22 days ago

                  None until Dubravka returns

              7. Kno
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 22 days ago

                I call this wc draft: defense, who really needs it?

                martinez
                ayling lamptey kwp 4.5 4.0
                salah kdb son j.rod grealish
                kane dcl (brewster)

                Would be fun but feel like a robbo or trent is gonna sneak back in

                1. Drizz ✅
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 22 days ago

                  7/10 Missing Chelsea cover

                  1. Zim0
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 22 days ago

                    All of his 7 attackers are better than any chelsea player.

                2. Camzy
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 22 days ago

                  Basically, is Kane/KdB worth destroying the entire defense?

                  I think the answer is no. And I think Kane should be the premium chosen over KdB if on WC.