Frisking the Fixtures

Who has the best and worst upcoming FPL fixtures?

With the October international break over, we take our regular frisk of the Premier League fixture list from a Fantasy perspective.

In this feature, we assess the top-flight clubs with the strongest and weakest runs of league matches over the coming weeks.

Just exactly what constitutes an “easy” fixture is up for debate at present given what we have witnessed in the opening month of 2020/21.

West Ham United have just put seven goals past the much-fancied Leicester City and Wolverhampton Wanderers without reply; Manchester City, Liverpool and Manchester United have all been thrashed at least once; last season’s whipping boys Aston Villa are one of just two clubs who are still unbeaten; much like Keith Mandemant, we could go on.

While we wait for some semblance of normality to return, we live in hope that our Season Ticker can still be a good gauge of teams to target and avoid from a fixture schedule perspective.

Although our primary focus will be on a six-Gameweek lookahead in this article, we will scrutinise the longer-term prospects where relevant.

THE STRONG

CRYSTAL PALACE

Next six: BHA | ful | wol |LEE | bur | NEW

Top of our Season Ticker over the next six Gameweeks and beyond, Crystal Palace begin a decent-looking sequence of matches with the M23 derby this weekend.

The three newly-promoted sides then face the Eagles between now Gameweek 11, along with Burnley and Newcastle.

That could be particularly significant as all ten of Palace’s clean sheets last season came in matches against teams who finished 10th or below – a stat we’ve repeatedly bashed you over the head with but a relevant one all the same.

The Eagles aren’t renowned for their goalscoring exploits but Wilfried Zaha (£7.2m) et al do face some accommodating defences in the medium term.

Overlooking Wolves, who themselves were thumped by West Ham in Gameweek 3, Palace’s other six opponents from Gameweeks 5-11 have kept just three clean sheets between them so far in 2020/21.

West Brom, Fulham, Brighton, Leeds and Burnley are in the bottom seven for goals conceded, too.

At the other end of the pitch, this would have been a great run of games for budget FPL defender Tyrick Mitchell (£4.1m) – but with Patrick van Aanholt (£5.4m) almost back from injury, his time at left-back may be coming to an end.

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR

Next six: WHU| bur | BHA | wba | MCI | che

While a triple-header against Manchester City, Chelsea and Arsenal from Gameweeks 9-11 looks off-putting on paper, Spurs have one of the more appealing runs of matches before the November international break.

Jose Mourinho’s troops face four clubs in Gameweeks 5-8 who are currently ranked 10th or below, with Burnley, Brighton and West Brom registering only one clean sheet between them so far in 2020/21.

Those three teams have shipped a combined 31 goals in 11 league matches to date.

Probably the Lilywhites’ biggest test of the next four Gameweeks comes this weekend, with West Ham revitalised and looking defensively solid since their move to a wing-back system in Gameweek 2.

It’s difficult to second-guess where any clean sheets are coming from in this topsy-turvy campaign but in Burnley and West Brom, Mourinho’s troops are at least facing the two sides who have created the fewest ‘big chances’ so far this season.

ASTON VILLA

Next six: lei | LEE | SOU | ars | BHA | whu

A Gameweek 5 clash with Leicester City doesn’t look like the easiest prospect but after sticking seven goals past the reigning champions a fortnight ago, there’ll be few teams who Aston Villa fear at present.

Time will tell if Villa’s sparkling early-season form is a false dawn or otherwise but their upcoming run of games presents them with a decent opportunity to continue their momentum.

Once the trip to the King Power Stadium is out of the way, the outlook for Dean Smith’s unbeaten side is rosy.

Villa sit top of our Season Ticker from that point up until Boxing Day, with their schedule at home looking particularly welcoming.

Leeds, Southampton, Brighton, Newcastle, Burnley and Crystal Palace are up next for the Villans on their own turf and, as well as some of those teams have done in the opening month of 2020/21, that would still constitute a favourable fixture run in most people’s eyes.

Their away schedule is admittedly less appealing, with the Foxes, Arsenal, an improving West Ham and Wolves next up on the road, but a trip to the Hawthorns rounds off their pre-Christmas campaign on a high.

EVERTON

Next six: LIV | sou | new | MUN | ful | LEE

If we take the liberty to extend the fixture lookahead to seven Gameweeks from now, Everton sit third on our Season Ticker.

The two blobs of red in that run for the Toffees are home matches against Liverpool and Manchester United, two sides that conceded 13 goals between them in a remarkable Gameweek 4.

Everton’s other five matches from Gameweeks 5-11 are against teams currently sitting eighth or below in the embryonic Premier League table, including newly-promoted Fulham and Leeds and winless Burnley.

The Merseyside derby will be the biggest test yet for Carlo Ancelotti’s table-topping troops but, it should be said, here we were ahead of Gameweek 3 wondering if improving Crystal Palace and Brighton sides would pose the Toffees a problem in their upcoming games – and Everton subsequently scored on six occasions.

CHELSEA

Next six:  SOU | mun | bur | SHU | new | TOT

We’re still waiting on the new-look Chelsea to hit full throttle but with Christian Pulisic (£8.3m) and Hakim Ziyech (£7.9m) returning from injury, perhaps we will finally see the Blues – and the misfiring Timo Werner (£9.3m) and Kai Havertz (£8.4m) – realise their true potential.

The upcoming fixtures look positive, as well.

Point-less Burnley and Sheffield United have struggled to so far match the levels they set in 2019/20, while Southampton and Newcastle might be once again set for a season of mid-table obscurity, capable of a fine result one week and then a capitulation the next.

Frank Lampard will be hoping that Manchester United’s current defensive problems remain unresolved, too, when the two sides meet at Old Trafford in Gameweek 6.

Gameweek 10 could be a hopping-off point for those still invested in Werner and co, however, with the fixtures looking decidedly iffy over Christmas and New Year.

ALSO CONSIDER

Perhaps unfairly deprived of their own stand-alone section like the teams above, West Bromwich Albion (BUR | bha | FUL | TOT | mun | SHU) and Fulham (shu | CRY | WBA | whu | EVE | lei) have some enticing matches coming up in the next three Gameweeks especially.

Few of us will be interested in either club’s defences (between them they have conceded an average of three goals per match in 2020/21) but the likes of Matheus Pereira (£6.0m) and Aleksandar Mitrovic (£5.9m) could prosper before the November international break.

Their respective Gameweek 5 opponents are currently point-less and without a clean sheet in the relegation zone, while the Baggies and the Cottagers will fancy their chances against one another in Gameweek 7.

Fulham’s schedule is pretty grim from Gameweek 8 onwards but West Brom’s fixtures are actually half-decent until mid-December, with Crystal Palace and Newcastle waiting beyond the lookahead in this article.

Wolverhampton Wanderers‘ (lee | NEW | CRY | lei | SOU | ars) supposedly favourable fixture run began in Gameweek 3 but owners of their FPL assets have had limited joy so far, with West Ham putting them to the sword and whipping boys Fulham not rolling over at Molineux.

The schedule for Nuno Espirito Santo’s side also looks a lot tougher on paper from Gameweek 8 onwards but the next four matches on home soil are agreeable, with Newcastle, Palace, Southampton and Villa visiting the West Midlands.

We’ve been here before with Wolves, of course, with Santo’s troops seldom thrashing their opposition and often looking more potent against the so-called “bigger” clubs.

Fixture difficulty scarcely seems to matter to Raul Jimenez (£8.6m), for example: the Mexican averaged 0.62 attacking returns per 90 minutes against the top ten last season and 0.66 against the rest.

A win over Newcastle aside, Brighton and Hove Albion (cry | WBA | tot | BUR | avl | LIV) have not yet had the results that their performances have merited in 2020/21.

An encouraging total of five goals were scored in defeats against Chelsea, Everton and Manchester United, and, despite their tricky start, only three sides have carved out more ‘big chances’ than the Seagulls.

Two sides without a clean sheet to their name, West Brom and Burnley, are up in the next three Gameweeks, although games against Spurs, Liverpool and surprise package Aston Villa may see interest remain modest in the excellent Tariq Lamptey (£4.7m).

THE WEAK

WEST HAM UNITED

Next six: tot | MCI | liv | FUL | shu| AVL

There aren’t really any Premier League clubs with disastrous fixture schedules over the next six Gameweeks as a whole, as illustrated by the team currently bottom of our Season Ticker.

West Ham may have a tricky-looking triple-header up next but from Gameweek 8 onwards, the situation looks far more positive.

In Spurs, Manchester City, Liverpool and Aston Villa, the Hammers will be facing the only four teams who have better shots-per-game averages than themselves.

David Moyes’ side have been excellent since a Gameweek 2 switch to a wing-back system, however, and they defeated Leicester and Wolves by a combined 7-0 scoreline immediately before the international break.

Michail Antonio (£6.3m) has already bagged goals against the Foxes and Arsenal this season, to go with strikes against Chelsea and Manchester United after the springtime lockdown ended.

ARSENAL

Should FPL managers sell Aubameyang ahead of Arsenal's tough fixture run? 4

Next six: mci | LEI | mun | AVL | lee | WOL

Having already squared off against Liverpool and Sheffield United in their last two games, Arsenal face another six of last season’s top ten clubs between now and Gameweek 12.

Two trips to Manchester in the next three Gameweeks would be of immediate concern but the slowly improving Gunners will be quietly optimistic, given that their foes in the north-west have had a stuttering start to 2020/21.

Still, the fact remains that the Gunners sit bottom of our Season Ticker up until the end of November.

Arsenal and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£11.9m) will undoubtedly pick up points and attacking returns against their forthcoming opposition; it’s just how many, and whether investing in or retaining the services of an FPL asset so pricey is justifiable given that he isn’t likely to be backed with the armband even when a much-improved Aston Villa head to north London in Gameweek 8.

MANCHESTER CITY

Next six: ARS | whu| shu| LIV | tot | BUR

With only one league win to their name, yellow flags appearing on Kevin De Bruyne (£11.6m) and Raheem Sterling (£11.5m) and a tricky fixture run to come between now and Gameweek 10, Manchester City aren’t flavour of the month in FPL at present.

This is when Pep Guardiola’s side usually punish those of little faith and it’s only two Gameweeks ago that many of the early Wildcarders were constructing their squads around the Citizens, following an impressive showing in their season-opening game at Molineux.

The return of Sergio Aguero (£10.4m) and Gabriel Jesus (£9.4m) from injury will also add more firepower up top, while the capture of Ruben Dias (£5.5m) may go a long way to resolving the chronic right-sided problem at centre-half.

Still, the upcoming fixtures may mean that City have to regain top form the hard way, with Arsenal making strides under Mikel Arteta, West Ham a surprisingly tough nut to crack since the move to a 3-4-3, and Liverpool and Spurs to follow on either side of the November international break.

ALSO CONSIDER

Southampton (che | EVE | avl | NEW | wol | MUN) and Leeds United (WOL | avl | LEI| cry | ARS | eve) will both be facing the only two unbeaten sides in the division over the next six Gameweeks, in the form of Everton and Aston Villa.

That compounds a run of games against traditionally trickier opposition, with the Saints also facing Chelsea, Wolves and Manchester United, and Leeds entertaining Wolves, Leicester and Arsenal at Elland Road.

Leeds have already gone toe to toe with last season’s top two, of course, and didn’t look out of place against either Liverpool or Manchester City.

Danny Ings (£8.5m) meanwhile scored seven goals in 12 meetings with his next six opponents in 2019/20.

Budget midfielder Burke starts up front for Sheffield United in Leeds derby clash

Sheffield United (FUL | liv | MCI | che | WHU | wba) have neither form nor fixtures on their side over the next five Gameweeks, with the exception of the visit of struggling Fulham this weekend.

So defensively solid in 2019/20, the Blades have yet to keep a clean sheet this season and face tough tests beyond the visit of the Cottagers: their Gameweek 6-9 opponents are all in the top seven for shots per game.

This will be a decent audition period for Rhian Brewster (£4.5m), at least, with Sheffield United’s fixtures improving slightly after the November international break.

Finally, a word on Brewster’s former club.

An Alisson-less (£6.0m) Liverpool defence (eve | SHU | WHU| mci | LEI | bha) will face two of the division’s top-scoring teams in the next five Gameweeks, as well as a West Ham side who have hit seven in their last two matches and an always-dangerous Manchester City outfit.


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556 Comments Post a Comment
  1. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Last Man Standing (3300+ qualified)

    Scores needed after hits for GWs 1-4 are 39,34.29 and 32 in that order
    Code is 48n69x

    Up to 6% out this GW.

    https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/2020/08/28/the-last-man-standing-competition-2020-2021/

  2. QUEN
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Is KDB injury legit or is it a IB thing not been keeping up

    1. Giggs Boson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Looked fine when he came off. Martinez said it was just a precaution.

      "I would not say that Kevin is injured. It is too early to know what he has, but he did not feel a hundred percent. It was rather a precautionary change."

      Think he's fine.

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

        Reports say It's more than likely he'll be back for Porto

  3. Right In The Stanchion
      1 month, 11 days ago

      So many national teams are so bad at the moment.

      Italy
      Spain
      Germany

      If England got their shite together they could do well at the upcoming tournaments. Not a fan of Southgate at the moment. No creativity and why is Walker player and Trent benched.

      1. El Presidente
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Those 3 you mention are going through a particular downturn on their talent pool and quite off their best squads for sure, but England is exactly the opposite! Great group of talented players but unfortunately under an incapable manager...

      2. The Mandalorian
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Southgate plays long ball and has no clue how to use the creative players. He just sounds good in front of the cameras which is all the FA care about.

    • OBAMA
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      do we think Brewster starts?

      1. Giggs Boson
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Yes

        1. Inazuma X1
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          How are you confident about it?

          1. El Presidente
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 11 days ago

            100%

          2. Giggs Boson
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Burke and McGoldrick knocks, he's Sheffield's only competent finisher. I really don't see a reason why he wouldn't start.

            I don't know for sure, no one does.

      2. The Mandalorian
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        He has to they're bottom of the league

    • Deulofail
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      What board games would you recommend?

      1. El Presidente
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Ticket to ride

        1. Deulofail
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          I played this for the first time last Christmas and thought it was great. Instant favourite. I'll hopefully play again with the family if I can get home for Christmas 🙂

      2. bOttOmEdpOstrEpliEr.
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Backgammon

        1. bOttOmEdpOstrEpliEr.
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Risk also is my favourite.

        2. Deulofail
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Never played, but probably should see what it's all about. Thanks

      3. The Mandalorian
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Monopoly

      4. panda07
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Snakes and Ladders

        1. panda07
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          and Risk

          1. Deulofail
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            I do love Risk and Monopoly, despite all the haters. The real strategy game, though, is Ludo.

            1. Tinkermania
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 10 days ago

              S.C.R.A.B.B.L.E

      5. El Presidente
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Seven wonders

        1. Deulofail
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          I've seen this everywhere, but it doesn't appeal to me. I'll have to play it first to understand the hype. Cheers

      6. The Mandalorian
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        After board games you play drunk twister and land on your favourite girl, perfect ending really

      7. El Presidente
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Carcassonne

        1. Deulofail
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Thanks. I got the virtual verison of it on Steam yesterday!

      8. circusmonkey
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Terraforming Mars, Wingspan, Carcassonne, Kings Guild. Those last 2 on boardgamearena.com can be played free if you join another game (can't start it) or £2 per month. First 2 are on Steam and TTR is also.

        1. Deulofail
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Thanks! I'm tempted by Wingspan, although I don't have much experience with these modern board game mechanics, so a little worried I won't be a fan. I also heard that the eggs look so much like sugar-coated chocolate eggs that it makes you hungry.

      9. El Presidente
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Stone Age

        1. Deulofail
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Insteresting. Thanks

      10. Giggs Boson
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Remember enjoying 'Settlers of Catan' around 10 years ago.

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

          Yes but it is a beginner's game, too much luck involved. Puerto Rico is a good game with no luck, also on boardgamearena.com

        2. Deulofail
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          I've never played. To me it's an exciting new game, but I'm watching videos where it's described as 'ancient'.

      11. Honourvolley
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Splendor, Ticket to Ride, Azul, King of Tokyo, Werewords, Codenames

        1. Deulofail
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          I've played Splendor a few times, but couldn't find much enjoyment in it tbh. Thanks for your recommendations 🙂

      12. wulfranian
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Hero Quest

    • FPL_trail_runner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 11 days ago

      The ticker being favorable for Aston Villa to me makes no sense, its average at best.

      Away to two of the top 6 contenders, then against teams who have started the season well at home to Leeds and away to West Ham,

      And Southampton and Brighton at the exact type of team who could exploit them on the break with Ings / Maupay

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

        Really depends on attacker/defender. Leeds is one of the top 2 or 3 teams I'd target for attackers while I wouldn't really want to play a defender against them. Same for Southampton and to Brighton to a certain extent.

        1. FPL_trail_runner
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Out of curiostiy why do you think Leeds are a good team to play an attacker against?

          Their underlying defensive stats are very good (this year and going back 1.5 years). Feel people are putting too much stock in weeks 1 and 2.

          They gave Man city no big chances despite not sitting deep and attacking City in numbers.

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

            They gave away 2 big chances against Sheffield United and a 3rd one which should have been a big chance in my opinion. Man City having no big chances was mainly due to their attackers not having a good day. Sterling had a one on one where he just couldn't manage to shoot and overall they were just sloppy with their attacks despite having the space. Every team who played against them had a lot of space when they played against Leeds.

            Of course it's just my opinion but I think Leeds will be in top 3 or 4 for goals conceded at the end of the season. I know they had good defensive stats in Championship but that had mostly to do with them dominating the games so I don't think they will be able to repeat a similar performance in PL.

            Also based on Bielsa's performance in France and Spain, I just don't trust him to have a solid defence at top levels.

    • Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Two questions for a damp Wednesday.

      Lampard and clarity in pressers hasn’t always been the best.... Chilwell on a WC - stay or go for Reguilon/ PvA?

      Kane vs Son for captain - stats are pretty close. Both in form. Kane looks less like overperforming his xG stats but I’m torn .... any advice?

      1. brianutd-why always we? 20
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Son captain

        1. Don Kloppeone
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Thanks. Any partic reason?

          1. brianutd-why always we? 20
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            As per your comments and Son gets clean sheet point and extra point for goals. Son rested over the break I believe?

            1. Don Kloppeone
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 11 days ago

              Yes he was rested. I have it on him but still so unsure and getting it right is leading to huge swings as ever!

      2. Klaren
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Chelsea CS is very unlikely for the next two anyway. I'd go for Reguilon instead.

        1. Don Kloppeone
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Prob true. Annoying though as I do prefer Chilwell longer term over Spurs defence

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

            If you have a decent bench with good fixtures, I guess you could still go for him then as you should be able to afford not playing him for 1 or 2 GWs and then you'd have him for his good run.

            There are some cheap options in defence (4.5s) who have decent fixtures.

    • Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Reece James red card after the whistle?

      1. The Mandalorian
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Carnage

      2. LOLarov
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        This confirmed?

        1. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          yes, by bbc

    • The Mandalorian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Would you take a 4 point hit to remove Dier or just field 10 players instead.

      Im already on a minus 4 so it would be a minus 8 for the GW.

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        I would for a player I wanted long term

    • DrogsBallacks
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Robertson & 4.5 (only pool DEF)

        or

        Castagne & Chilwell ? (barring injury)

        1. Zrinkec
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Tough one, slighltly leaning to 2.

        2. Deulofail
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Havin a bit of a mare here. 2FT. 0.2 ITB

          Martinez
          Saiss Justin Lamptey*
          Greenwood Bruno Foden KDB* Sterling*
          Brewster DCL

          Button | Mitchell, Gabriel, Martial**

          I could get Kane and Son if I let a City boy go (0.1 short if I sell Bruno). Who else is hot for the long-term?

          1. MosF94
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            I would absolutely do one of the City boys and Martial to Kane and Son with 2 FTs

          2. Jimbo-Jones
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Or just Bruno to Son?

            1. Deulofail
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 11 days ago

              How aboot Martial though?

        3. OBAMA
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          brewster starts?

          1. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Scroll up.

        4. VinMar
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Do we have any idea if Doherty or Aurier is going to start against West Ham ?

        5. The Mandalorian
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          England could be favourites to win the next two major tournaments, sadly its only a could with Southgate in charge. What a waste.

          1. El Presidente
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Favourite? Let's not get ahead of ourselves here but definitely could be a lot better that's for sure.

          2. brianutd-why always we? 20
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            You didn’t say that after beating Belgium. Managers fault when Harry gets sent off? Nope the players take responsibility

            1. El Presidente
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 11 days ago

              That win vs Belgium was such a lucky strike... cmon... on another day Belgium will walk over England...

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

            While I don't think Southgate is a good manager, even if they had the best manager in the World, England wouldn't be favourites to win the next two major tournaments. France has a much better squad.

            1. El Presidente
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 11 days ago

              France, Portugal, Belgium... would totally run England over...

          4. The Mandalorian
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            The guy has no tactical understanding and plays long ball football from the 80s.
            England have alot of creativity that's wasted by Southgate. He's been a poor manager way before tonight.

            1. El Presidente
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 11 days ago

              Agree

        6. LOLarov
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Gents, Which is the best option with 2 x FT

          A) Werner & Burke --> Son & Brewster
          B) Werner & KDB --> Son & Kane

        7. Alex1995
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Rate this WC? Cheers

          Martinez
          Robbo Chilwell Saiss
          Salah Son JRod Grealish
          Kane DCL Maupay

          Steer, Dallas, Mitchell, Bissouma

          1. Miguel Sanchez
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            This week’s WC template. GTG but find a different 4.0 GK than Steer

          2. FPL_trail_runner
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 11 days ago

            City have Ars whu and Shefield next

            You need a city attacker.

            Lose Grealish and Kane for Sterling and Antonio

            Would also be cautious of Chilwell, he may be out. Dont know until weekend

        8. Tony Martial
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Kane or Son (C)?

          1. LOLarov
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Both would be ideal ha

          2. FPL_trail_runner
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Neither.

            West Ham will be no push over. Tight and playing on the break

            I can see 1-1, even 0-1 west ham win over 2 or 3 goal win for Spurs. And I have Son.

            Salah (C) all day.

            1. BinManJack
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              I’m a Liverpool fan, but I’m not sure on Salah captain this week, we never score many at Goodison

          3. El Presidente
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Kane was shaite tonight

        9. wulfranian
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Would you take a hit or good to go?

          McCarthy
          James/Coleman/Soyuncu
          Son/Trossard/Salah/Barnes
          Jimenez/Kane/Werner

          Steer McCarthy/Targett/Douglas
          0ft 0.1itb

          1. Riders of Yohan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            No hit needed

          2. wulfranian
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            cheers

        10. Baines on Toast...
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Maguire really needs to be taken out of the firing line by club and country. His head has clearly gone after the summer.

          1. El Presidente
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 11 days ago

            He needs to go on vacation again. Avoinding Greece though..

        11. Riders of Yohan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Does this need a WC?

          1FT & 0ITB

          McCarthy
          TAA, Mitchell, Justin
          Salah, Sterling, KDB, Hamez, soucek
          Jimi, Brewster

          Nyland. Taylor, KWP, Adams

          Would appreciate any suggestions!

          1. Zrinkec
              1 month, 11 days ago

              No need for WC for sure. Would look to change Adams, but kinda toough situation with Salah, KDB and Sterling tough to find money somewhere withou tremoving one of them.

              1. Riders of Yohan
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 11 days ago

                Yeah tempted to downgrade one to son to upgrade Adams

            • brianutd-why always we? 20
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 11 days ago

              Not enough changes needed. Keep it for double GW

              1. Riders of Yohan
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 11 days ago

                Class thanks

            • TB303
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 11 days ago

              No

          2. Will J 256
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Hi guys. What do you make of Jack Harrison as an option? Decent differential?

            1. Giggs Boson
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 11 days ago

              I prefer options like Trossard, Barkley, Soucek, or even Walcott at Saints if you want a budget mid.

              1. Giggs Boson
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 11 days ago

                I would like to withdraw the Walcott comment.

                Moment of madness.

          3. Ibralicious
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Pick one:

            A) Robbo + Castagne + Ayling
            B) TAA + Saiss + Lamptey

            Cheers!

            1. brianutd-why always we? 20
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 11 days ago

              B

          4. TB303
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Please can you rate my WC
            GTG?

            Ryan - McCarthy

            Mings - Justin - Robertson - Saïss - KWP

            ASM- Salah - Grealish - Pulisic - Son

            Brewster - Lewin - Kane

          5. FPL_trail_runner
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Anyone fancy gameweek score predictions, i see a return to more cleansheets

            Mine :
            Everton 0 Liverpool 3
            Chel 2: Soton 1
            City 2: Arsenal 0
            New 1 United 1
            SHU 1 Fulham 0
            CRY 1 BHA 0
            Spurs 1 whu 1
            Lei 1 Villa 0
            WBA 2 Burn 1
            Leeds 1 Wolves 0

            1. Whiskerz
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              Everton 1 - 2 Liverpool
              Chelsea 2 - 0 Southampton
              Manchester City 3 - 1 Arsenal
              Newcastle 0 - 2 Manchester United
              Sheffield 1 - 2 Fulham
              Crystal Palace 1 - 1 Brighton
              Spurs 2 - 2 West Ham
              Leicester 3 - 0 Aston Villa
              West Brom 1 - 0 Burnley
              Leeds 1 - 2 Wolves

            2. Forever In Our Shadow
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              Everton 2 Liverpool 2
              Chel 1Soton 2
              City 2: Arsenal 1
              New 1 United 2
              SHU 1 Fulham 0
              CRY 1 BHA 1
              Spurs 2 whu 1
              Lei 1 Villa 2
              WBA 2 Burn 2
              Leeds 2 Wolves 1

            3. skodaole2
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              Everton 2 Liverpool 1
              Chel 1: Soton 1
              City 2: Arsenal 2
              New 2 United 2
              SHU 0 Fulham 1
              CRY 2 BHA 1
              Spurs 4 whu 1
              Lei 1 Villa 0
              WBA 2 Burn 0
              Leeds 1 Wolves 2

            4. tyron
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              Everton 1 - liverpool 2
              Chelsea 3 - Southampton 0
              City 2 - arsenal 1
              Newcastle 1 -united 1
              Sheffield 1 -fulham 1
              Cry 1 - Brighton 1
              Lei 2 - villa 1
              West brom 3 - Burnely 1
              Leeds 2 - wolves 2

          6. vandebeek
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Adams+Jimenez+foden to Brewster + Maupay + Son (-4) or just Adams to Brewster now and possibly Foden+Jimenez to Son+Maupay next GW for free?

          7. DA Minnion
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Is John mc Ginn a viable fourth mid? Ten points in both of his last two games?

            1. The Hunt
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 11 days ago

              No, he is far too ugly.

            2. Giggs Boson
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              I think Barkley is the better option.

              1. The Hunt
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                Not a pretty sight either.

            3. The Mandalorian
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              McGinn won't play Liverpool every week 🙂

          8. Zrinkec
              1 month, 11 days ago

              Martinez/Forster
              Robertson/Chilwell/Semedo/Dallas/Ferguson
              Son/Salah/Soucek/Zaha/Grealish/
              Kane/DCL/Maupay

              Look like i am going with this on WC? Seems good?

            • Bubz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 11 days ago

              Great to see Granville on Black Box tonight. Blows my mind that the first Scoutcast was 10 years ago now. Crazy

              1. The Mandalorian
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                He looks younger, supporting Labour does that to a man 🙂

            • Reacher
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              I’ve got the funds for either

              A, Rodriguez to Son

              Or

              B, Werner to Kane

              Which would ppl go for?

              1. vandebeek
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                Hold for this GW imo, but would choose B

                1. Reacher
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  Another week of Timo could tip me over the edge haha & a Hames bench 1pt cameo would hurt too..

            • KAPTAIN KANE
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              Dallas goal tonight.

              Do we think Kane starts at the weekend after 90 tonight?

              1. NULL-X-VOID
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                have the same doubt for Kane.

                1. KAPTAIN KANE
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  Mind you, do they have any choice but to start him?

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

                    Carlos Vinicius (unless he's injured?)

                    I'm pretty sure Kane will start though