Scout Notes

A return to form for Man United’s FPL assets or a papering over cracks?

Newcastle United 1-4 Manchester United

  • Goals: Luke Shaw (£4.9m) own goal | Harry Maguire (£5.4m), Bruno Fernandes (£10.5m), Aaron Wan-Bissaka (£5.4m), Marcus Rashford (£9.5m)
  • Assists: Juan Mata (£5.9m), Fernandes, Rashford x2
  • Bonus: Fernandes x3 Rashford x2 Karl Darlow (£5.0m) x1

Manchester United began the long climb back to credibility with a deserved, if not entirely convincing, win over Newcastle.

The game was a surprisingly entertaining affair considering visiting manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer could have set up his side simply to avoid another 6-1 Spursageddon, while his opposite number, Steve Bruce, has ‘stay in the game and try and nick a goal’ spliced into his footballing DNA.

Even so, most of the goals came late, with the visitors only taking the lead in the 86th minute of a match they dominated in terms of attempts (28 v 7) while never completely negating Newcastle’s own attacking threat.

But the 4-1 victory did involve decent returns for all three of the winning side’s most popular Fantasy Premier League (FPL) assets and included more reminders that owning Red Devils defenders is, currently, a foolish enterprise.

Fernandes To The Fore

By far the most-owned FPL star on the pitch was Man United’s Bruno Fernandes (£10.5m), and his 21% ownership walked away with a tidy 11-point haul that could have been so much better.

The midfielder finished off a superb team move to make the score 2-1, finding the net from an acute angle courtesy of a Marcus Rashford (£9.5m) assist.

That made it three goals in as many Gameweeks for Fernandes, but he also missed his first penalty in England (at the 11th attempt) thanks to a save from the brilliant Karl Darlow (£5.0m) and was denied an earlier goal via VAR.

Some of that pain was offset by an assist for Rashford’s last-gasp goal and the maximum bonus award and his 31 points for the season, from just four matches, puts him in the top 10 for FPL midfielders. Of the United players, only Rashford comes close to such a lofty position, which underlines how vital Fernandes is to the side.

Even with Chelsea and Arsenal up next, more FPL managers are slowly coming round to buying him in – he’s currently just inside the top 15 for Gameweek 6 purchases – as he continues to show last year’s explosive entrance into English football was not a fluke.

Rashford Revival

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Solskjaer made five changes from the side thrashed by Spurs, among them the benching of Paul Pogba (£7.9m) and Daniel James (£6.4m) being handed a rare start.

But the key decision involved who would replace Anthony Martial (£8.8m), suspended for three matches after his dismissal against Tottenham, up front.

One candidate, Mason Greenwood (£7.3m), didn’t even make the squad, an omission the manager explained post-match.

Mason wasn’t fit to play, so we had to leave him out. We hope he will recover quickly.

That meant Rashford, an FPL midfielder this season, stepped up. And he delivered.

A goal, two assists – he also set up Aaron Wan-Bissaka‘s (£5.4m) first-ever senior strike – and two bonus points helped him to a double-digit haul enjoyed by just 5.8% of FPL bosses.

The fact that only two of his team-mates – Fernandes and Wan-Bissaka – are owned by more managers shows just how little Fantasy faith Solskjaer’s side is inspiring.

The team’s defensive frailties are plain to see, but so is their attacking intent – their 57 attempts this season is not far behind the likes of Everton (64) and Chelsea (65), only from four games, not five.

Cracks, Meet Paper

Wan-Bissaka’s surprise goal helped hand his owners a very welcome eight points, while Harry Maguire (£5.4m) ended a trying week or ten with the same haul thanks to his equaliser, from a Juan Mata (£5.9m) corner, in the first half.

Solskjaer made all the right post-match noises about Maguire’s character, while his Wan-Bissaka comments played up the full-back’s attacking threat.

It was a cross! No, he was due his goal. We wanted him higher up the pitch, making runs in behind. It was great for him.

But anyone seriously thinking of buying into United’s defence should think again.

The backline is currently shipping three goals a game on average and even managed to make Newcastle’s toothless attack look threatening.

The Magpies went into the match having had only eight shots on target across their first four games. They had four against Man United and it took a couple of great saves from David de Gea (£5.5m) to deny Allan Saint-Maximin (£5.3m) and then Callum Wilson (£6.5m).

Yes, the goal the visitors did concede – after just two minutes – was unlucky, Luke Shaw (£4.9m) deflecting an Emil Krafth (£4.4m) cross over de Gea and in.

But a side allowing 14 big chances this season – for context, Newcastle have conceded eight from a game more – clearly lacks balance, whatever Solskjaer might have claimed following Saturday’s win.

We have so many games coming up and you pick a team that you think is going to get a result in that game. You look at the opposition and you look at yourself and what is the best balance and I thought we found the right one today.

Darlow Blow

Fernandes and Rashford took most of the plaudits (and bonus), but the true hero on Tyneside was home keeper Darlow, who produced a string of fine saves as well as that penalty stop.

A single bonus award meant he limped off with eight points and a knock picked up following a clash with Rashford.

One clean sheet, a penalty save and 27 other stops this season – no keeper has made more – has taken him to the top of FPL’s scoring chart for goalkeepers.

But boss Bruce is not entirely sure he’ll be back for a Gameweek 6 trip to Wolves.

He’s taken a hell of a blow. We hope that he’s not too bad, but it’s one of those difficult ones to assess straight away. Until we see the scans and how he is, then we won’t really know, but it’s fair to say that he’s very sore.

Martin Dubravka (£4.9m) is possibly out until December with a heel issue, meaning Newcastle could be down to the bare bones in goal, with Mark Gillespie (£4.5m) the next in line for a start.

Not that any Magpies goalkeeper is likely to be the choice of many FPL managers – no team has allowed more shots (86) or attempts on target (36) than Bruce’s men.


Newcastle United XI (4-5-1): Darlow; Krafth, Fernandez, Lascelles, Lewis; Hayden (Schar 49′), Shelvey, Hendrick (Almiron 88′), Saint-Maximin, Joelinton (Fraser 73′); Wilson. 

Manchester United XI (4-3-3): de Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelöf, Maguire, Shaw; McTominay, Fred (Pogba 69′), Mata (Matic 90′); Bruno Fernandes, James (van de Beek 76′), Rashford.

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2,166 Comments Post a Comment
  1. stu92
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 6 days ago

    McCarthy
    TAA - Robbo - Saiss
    Bruno - Son - Jhames - Pereira - Soucek
    Jimi - DCL
    (Nyland - Holding - Johnson - Davis)

    A) Soucek > Grealish (no bench cover)
    B) Holding > 4.5/5.0 starter
    C) Other (4.5 ITB)

    Currently have my full bench, Pereira & Soucek earmarked for transfers. Possibly also TAA in a few weeks once I see how Liverpool do without VVD.

    1. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      A

      Considering thats the move thatll impact your starting 11

    2. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      You need Salah.

      Pereira > Salah funded by Jimi > Watkins?

      Does that work?

      1. stu92
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 6 days ago

        A) Pereira & TAA > Salah & Chilwell? (0.1 short of Castagne)

        or

        B) Pereira & Jimi > Salah & Maupay/Wilson/Watkins/Antonio

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

          Pereira + Jimi > Salah + Maupay looks perfect to me.

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

      Kane?

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

        I think Salah is more important than Kane. Especially since he has Son already.

      2. stu92
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Yeah I could go Jimi > Kane right now, maybe then upgrade Pereira to Grealish or Pulisic?

        But I think Salah is more important given I already have the Kane coverage, it kills me every week not having him!

  2. El Lobito 10
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    The article omits an important point. Utd were woefully short of match fitness the first three games.

  3. Warby84
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Pretty happy with my next GW squad only on 57 this week..

    Martinez
    Trent Digne Lamptey Saiss
    SterlingVC Salah C Son Rodriguez
    Wilson Jimenez

    0 itb I actually think it’s worth a save..

    1. I Must Break You
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Sure

  4. sully29
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    In terms of team structure, would you prefer to have:

    1) Mid priced mid + premium forward. So Grealish/James/Foden/etc. + Kane/Kun

    2) Extra premium mid + mid priced forward. So Mane/Bale/Bruno/Auba/2nd City mid/etc. + Antonio/Watkins/etc.

    Based more on where you think the best pools of options lie rather than which particular player is in form right now.

    1. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      2nd option for sure

      More premium mid options than premium strikers

    2. In Bale We Trust
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Extra premium mid looks the way to go for now

    3. sully29
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Option 2 is what I was thinking too, just wanted to see if people agreed.

      On the one hand it means no Kane or Aguero while others likely flock in that direction. On the other hand it means a stacked midfield (including all of Salah, Mane, Sterling and Son, for example), which is pretty sweet in its own right.

  5. Lukakwho
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    got no replies

    Does TAA + Wilson > Reguillon + Kane with 2FT sound good?

    Would leave me with spurs triple up for good fixtures. VVD injury makes me not want to double Liverpool defense (Robbo owner). Opinions?

    1. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      for free or hit?

      1. Lukakwho
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        2 Free transfers

    2. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Looks good on paper. Depends if the rest of your team is in good shape.

      1. Lukakwho
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        I’m happy with it. Only player I’m missing is DCL...

  6. Scholes Out Forever
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Im currently 0.1M off of James + Jimmi --> Robbo + Kane (-4)

    Might as well save FT now until Friday right? Robbo and Chilwell going up tonight but see no reason to rush now

  7. Atimis
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Maybe should play Lamptey over Chilwell?

    Martinez
    Robo/Chilwell/Reguilon
    Salah(c)/Son/Grealish/Hamez
    Kane/DCL/Maupay

    Martin/Lamptey/Mitchell/Stephens

    1. stxrty
        1 month, 6 days ago

        I wouldn't.

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

        Lamptey over Maupay maybe?

    2. stxrty
        1 month, 6 days ago

        V happy with 78 and Dallas left.

        Punted on Puli and took Rodriguez out but oh well. Think Puli could do well v United this coming GW for sure.

        Martinez
        Dallas — TAA — Chilwell
        Grealish — Puli — Son — Sarah
        Maupey — DCL — Kane.

        Makes sense to roll a FT, right?

        1. Atimis
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          100%

      • BlzE_94
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Grealish or Zaha and why please?

        1. Scholes Out Forever
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Grealish

          Zaha has zero threat apart from pens now as a part of a Palace team that has averaged 35% possesson

        2. Atimis
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Grealish is a pure master class to watch

        3. JONALDINHO
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Grealish. Better team

        4. kevchenko
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Grealish.

          Palace are disgusting. Whilst Zaha isn't a 'bad' pick, he only has pens, and Palace aren't creating enough to project they'll get loads of pens.

          Grealish is more consistent.

        5. In Bale We Trust
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Grealish I believe will score much better over the course of the season. He created a couple of chances tonight and Villa in general look a transformed side this season.

          CP had a non-penalty xG of 0 this weekend. Even if you're not an xG believer that is bloody dire.

      • kevchenko
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        I can afford Jimenez to Kane for a FT

        ....but Jimenez is home to Newcastle then Palace.

        Remind me why that's a bad move!

        I could do Podence to Barkley instead, but same scenario really?

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

          Wait for tomorrow's game.

          If Jimi gets double figures I'm keeping. If he doesn't look good/Wolves look a bit off the pace, I'll make the switch.

          1. kevchenko
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Oh yeah, I wasn't going to do it tonight....

            If Jimenez does blank, it's still brave to take him out with those 2 fixtures though isn't it?

            A bit like Werner owners being rewarded...I can see myself cussing myself for not letting Jimenez finish the run I specifically put him in for?

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

              Yeah it's risky. But I don't think you'll regret bringing in Kane. More that you'll regret losing Jimi.

              1. kevchenko
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 6 days ago

                I am leaning that way.

                I suppose for the FT next the option is:

                Jimenez to Kane
                or
                Podence to Barkley

                so that's:

                A) Podence and Kane
                or
                B) Barkley and Jimenez

                It's A isn't it!
                Not worth the -4 for both.

                I'll wait and see tomorrow, perhaps if Podence doesn't start it forces my hand to take him out and I'll keep faith with Jimenez.

                Ultimate aim is to get KDB back in, but Aguero/Kane are easier to do!

            2. Scholes Out Forever
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 6 days ago

              Thing is we expected Werner to be explosive. We know Jimenez is not a particularly explosive asset

              getting 8 or 6 pointers slowly isnt enough to reward patience if he blanks again imo

              1. kevchenko
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 6 days ago

                That is a good point actually. Me comparing Werner to Jimenez is perhaps a bit inaccurate.

        2. I Member
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Same here and I don't want to do it. Jimmy could easily outscore Kane next GW.

          1. kevchenko
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            I would be raging about that if I took him out.

            I don't have a good record with Kane (apart from his debut season!) - I know that doesn't actually mean anything but it's on my mind.

        3. sully29
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Wait and see Jimi tomorrow.

          If he doesn't look good then you can sell, safe in the knowledge that he rarely hauls anyway.

          If he does look good you can sit out the Kane train, knowing that when Jimi's fixtures do dry up you have the option of going either up or down to Antonio/Aguero, both whose fixtures improve around then.

          1. kevchenko
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Very, very good point.

            Antonio/Aguero are literally the two I had in mind (I suppose that's obvious)

            Foden's performances might affect it...

            I'm pretty set on 11 of my 15 now anyway.... so only a few spots to mess with / chase variables.

      • JONALDINHO
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Gone from 1M to 300k. Nice little surprise. WC success!

        1. Atimis
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Same here, from 3mil to 1.3mil, cheers

        2. kevchenko
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Well done. Keep it up 🙂

        3. xHaTr
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          From 3.2 million to 1.7 million with Jimenez and Saiss to play!

          Finally getting somewhere 🙂

        4. Noah’s Ark
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          5.1m to 3.1 m 😆

      • Scout15
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Which one would you rather choose if on WC?
        A) Grealish
        B) Zaha
        C) Both

        1. kevchenko
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Grealish.

        2. Atimis
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          A

      • TheSteel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Im going Aguero over Kane. Good two fixtures for him, on PKs and surely nailed now. Have Sonny

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

          Would not recommend going against the grain for the sake of it.

          Aguero looked rusty. However, he's playing West Ham and Sheff Utd not Arsenal next. There could be something there...

        2. JONALDINHO
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          He’ll take a while to get his sharpness back. Wouldn’t be surprised for him to share minutes with Jesus too. Personally I’m waiting till gw10 for their fixture turn and things should settle by then too

        3. The Hunt
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Might work but Aguero's best days are behind him now imo. Kane is exquisite at the moment so it's a brave call.

        4. In Bale We Trust
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Aguero has had more legendary FPL days than anyone, so far be it from me to speak ill of him but... Kane is the most in form player in the league at the moment. His offensive output has been jaw dropping thus far.

        5. sully29
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          It's a risky move but Aguero is as good a differential as you're likely to get in the game.

        6. dunas_dog
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Could be good move as sounds like Jesus out for a few games

          https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/man-city-injury-jesus-laporte-19124686

      • The Hunt
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Does anyone know a site where league tables can be filtered and calculated that transcend seasons (i.e. 1st June - 18th October). I used to know one but I can't remember it. Thanks.

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

          That'll be a "no" then!

      • Zrinkec
          1 month, 6 days ago

          90 pts before Semedo tmrw, finally !

        • Nightf0x
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Rams ster
          Justin taa sais taylor mitchel
          Puli salah son podence soucek
          Jimi watkins dcl

          Which?
          A) WC to this
          Martinez 4.0
          Taylor mitchel sais matip/cancelo lamptey
          Foden barkley son salah jrod
          Dcl ings/jimi kane

          B) watkins puli -4 to kane foden

          Need to stop taking hits, as im 93 pts away from league leader

          1. Zrinkec
              1 month, 6 days ago

              B but Grealish over Foden if possible.

          2. BlzE_94
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Thoughts on this WC team please? 🙂

            Martinez
            Chilwell Lamptey Targett
            Mane Sterling Son Grealish
            Kane DCL Wilson

            Bench: Forster, Mitchell, Kilman, Bissouma

            1. In Bale We Trust
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 6 days ago

              Looks good... though the Villa double up is optimistic and I'd want Salah over Mane for pens.

            2. Zrinkec
                1 month, 6 days ago

                Looks very good though Mitchel and Killman both prolly wont play much games, you need one regular starter on bench for defender for 4.5m.

                1. BlzE_94
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 6 days ago

                  I could downgrade wilson but not sure who to? Bamford?

            3. xHaTr
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 6 days ago

              G2G to save?

              Martinez
              TAA Saiss Lamptey
              Trossard Salah Foden Son
              Jimenez Kane DCL

              Steer Anguissa Mitchell R.James

              1. kevchenko
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 6 days ago

                Yeah defo.

            4. El Lobito 10
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 6 days ago

              A. Pereira>Son
              B. Jimenez>Kane
              C. Rashford>Salah
              D. Rashford+Jimenez>Son+Kane (-4)

              Got Sterling, JRod, Grealish

              4.4m ITB

              Which one?

              1. rdpx
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 6 days ago

                All 3! -8

                1. El Lobito 10
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 6 days ago

                  If only

            5. Ray In Bruges.
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 6 days ago

              Should I WC this lot or setting for the FT or a hit?

              McCarthy (Nyland**)
              TAA Mitchell Justin (Kilman, KWP)
              Fernandes JRod Grealish ASM (KDB**)
              Jimenez Ings DCL

              If not a WC, thinking KDB to Son OR KDB/Jimenez to Son/Werner (-4) Or KDB/Jimenez/Kilman to Son/Werner/Reguilon (-8)

              Any feedback much appreciated!

              1. In Bale We Trust
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 6 days ago

                For me there is enough there that I'd want to touch that I would heavily consider wildcarding. Especially with uncertainty in terms of when we can expect KDB back and having to wait on news of that.

              2. Noah’s Ark
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 6 days ago

                Kdb to Salah somehow? I’d be tempted to WC but the team is still decent

            6. KAPTAIN KANE
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 6 days ago

              Just noticed ASM is only 5.3 now, hmm...

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

                He really passes the eye test again yesterday didn't he, looked sharp, nice price.

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

                  Passed*

                  1. KAPTAIN KANE
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 6 days ago

                    Yes, very much so. Think after this week with 2FTs I’ll be looking to turn Soucek into him

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

                      As much as I like ASM I'm not sure id be losing Soucek, his underlying numbers are excellent and its only a matter of time before he gets a return or 2, plays for a better team.

                      1. KAPTAIN KANE
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 6 days ago

                        Ok thanks, just something I’m considering

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

                          Do it if it feels right, GL

                          1. KAPTAIN KANE
                            • 3 Years
                            1 month, 6 days ago

                            Cheers, won’t be until at least next week, I’m saving this week barring any issues cropping up

                    2. kevchenko
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 6 days ago

                      That's bold with a turn in fixtures coming for WHU in a few weeks?

                      1. KAPTAIN KANE
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 6 days ago

                        I guess I’m contemplating in isolation ASM vs Soucek for only 0.4m more offers a much higher ceiling and is more exciting to watch.

                        1. kevchenko
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 5 Years
                          1 month, 6 days ago

                          Yeah, that is fair enough.

                          Personally, I quite like Soucek over ASM because Soucek is always going to be a threat from set pieces, pretty much any and every game, WHU will have a set piece and I might get excited every game. ASM seems a bit more feast or famine.

                          To be fair I actually have neither at the moment, but I think I'd go Soucek if I could have one of them. Not certain he'll get more points this season though, but I think that's how I'd lean....

                          I think because he's 0.4 more than Bissouma, with loads more attacking threat.... I prefer the benefit of 0.4m from Bissouma to Soucek, than I do Soucek to ASM.

                          Both viable of course.

                          1. KAPTAIN KANE
                            • 3 Years
                            1 month, 6 days ago

                            Cheers

            7. wulfranian
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 6 days ago

              Grealish or Zaha for the next 3 is really tough.Currently on Zaha because of fixtures and we don`t know who`s on penalties for Villa.Any thoughts?

            8. rdpx
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 6 days ago

              A. VVD, TAA, Mitrovic to Keane, Mings, Kane ... MINUS EIGHT

              B. VVD, Mitrovic to Keane, Werner ... MINUS FOUR

              C. Vardy to Kane FT. (SIT ON VVD)

              1. Noah’s Ark
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 6 days ago

                You don’t need to lose Trent before Sheffield. Kane in anyway and then decide if your squad is ok to bench Virg for one week or transfer for the -4

                1. rdpx
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 6 days ago

                  Do we know if Vardy is likely to be back firing next gw?

                  1. Noah’s Ark
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 6 days ago

                    Not sure

                2. rdpx
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 6 days ago

                  But yeah I great you about TAA but it helps with the money!

            9. Noah’s Ark
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 6 days ago

              Castagne and Barnes to Mings/Lamptey and James Rodriguez look ok?

              1. rdpx
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 6 days ago

                I like it

              2. kevchenko
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 6 days ago

                Seems a bit reactive to one result BUT I do prefer Lamptey/James regardless!

                1. Noah’s Ark
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 6 days ago

                  Which result is that? Going without James Rodriguez has been tough. Guy looks fantastic each week and owned by almost 50%!

                  1. kevchenko
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 6 days ago

                    Leicester losing at home tonight...so you're taking out 2x Leicester?

                    As I said though, I prefer the latter two....and James Rodriguez is a huge fish, I think he'll be the top scoring 7.5m mid so he's set and forget for me.

                    Too much class to ignore, set pieces etc. Annoying he isn't on pens....maybe in the next 3 with Richarlison out he may get one?!

                    1. Noah’s Ark
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 6 days ago

                      Sorry, of course. I’m not doing it because of that though and they did lose 3-0 last gw also so not over one result. I intend on freeing my funds from defence and can’t afford James without the Castagne move. Selling Trent or Robertson before Sheffield at home would be a mistake I think. I agree with all that you have said though.

                      1. kevchenko
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 6 days ago

                        Yeah fair enough.

                        I assume you've made a bit of money on Castagne too? Probably worth cashing in to negative a bit of the James rise!

                        I think Castagne is good, but I don't think he'll be the best 5.5m def - so yeah, make the move I think. Lamptey's fixture next week and the eye test mean he's pretty reliable anyway?

            10. Lukakwho
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 6 days ago

              TAA, Wilson and Mitro > 3.9M, Kane and DCL? Will cost me a -4.

            11. Skogen89
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 6 days ago

              I would like some opinions on my next transfer!

              3.7 mitb
              1 FT

              A) Podence -> Grealish\ Bruno\ Foden \ Pulisic
              B) Barnes -> Grealish\ Bruno\ Foden \ Pulisic
              C) James -> Robertson
              D) Jiminez -> Aguero
              E) Podence and James -> Robertson and Grealish
              F) Other?

              Current team
              Martinez
              Saiss, Lamptey, Taylor, James, Mitchell
              Salah, Son, Barnes, Podence, Burke
              Kane, DCL, Jiminez

            12. Zinedine Kilbane
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 6 days ago

              Exact funds for Sterling & Doherty to Mane & Semedo? Move now?
              No salah so mane will be captain this week

              1. Noah’s Ark
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 6 days ago

                Get Salah over Manè

              2. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • Has Moderation Rights
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 6 days ago

                Sterling loves West Ham.

              3. kevchenko
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 6 days ago

                Nah I don't think I'd do that.

                I'd prefer just Doherty out for Semedo!

            13. camarozz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 6 days ago

              Villa/Leeds goalfest nxt gw or what ye reckon?

              1. kevchenko
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 6 days ago

                Villa don't look particularly vulnerable?

                Leeds will be solid-ish

                Not expecting a goal fest.... but I hope to be wrong 🙂

              2. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • Has Moderation Rights
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 6 days ago

                City was 1-1

              3. Noah’s Ark
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 6 days ago

                Martinez clean sheet and 9saves

              4. The Hunt
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 6 days ago

                Hmm, best defence in the EPL this season V best defence in the Championship last season.

                0-0

            14. I Must Break You
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 6 days ago

              Why is everyone posting their GW scores?

              1. Seanigula
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 6 days ago

                They are trying to attract other males for mating purposes

              2. The Hunt
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 6 days ago

                Perhaps it lacks a little bit of humility but it's human nature I suppose. It's reasonably similar to posting your winning bets to your mates but not posting the ones that make you look like a buffoon.

                1. Seanigula
                  • 11 Years
                  1 month, 6 days ago

                  that reminds me, I had a Son First Scorer 🙂

              3. El Fenomeno R9
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 6 days ago

                They maybe think this is forum for fantasy players collecting fantasy points

                1. Seanigula
                  • 11 Years
                  1 month, 6 days ago

                  some sort of fantasy is definitely involved

            15. Lukakwho
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 6 days ago

              TAA, Wilson and Mitro > 3.9M, Kane and DCL? Will cost me a -4.

              Have two starters on the bench already.

              1. El Fenomeno R9
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 6 days ago

                On which post should i answer,or just wait for new one?