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. Gabbiadini
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Best defender 6.1 or under to trade R.James to (not Saïss)?

    1. NABIL - 1 season 1der
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Digne Reguilon

    2. GreennRed
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Castagne, Van Aanholt if he ever starts

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

        You think he starts next week?

        1. GreennRed
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Dunno. Thought he'd be vack this week. Will keep Mitchell as 5th defender for a bit longer though.

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

            Yeah, I thought he’d come off the bench today. Hard to guess if he’ll start next week now

    3. BigBillyBass
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Chilwell

    4. DA Minnion
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Lamptey

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

        Lamptey for sure

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

          he's not scored that many points so far (13) and you're paying .2 extra

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

            .2 extra? It's 1.4 less than your budget...

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

              .2 extra of other 4.5 doing better outputs.

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

                You can either go by past scores or look at the stats and use the eye-test.
                He had the 2nd most penalty box touches in the game, 3 assists in the first 3 games and could have easily had assists against Palace today.
                Palace very fortunate to score as well, their xG was 0.0

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

      Chilwell

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

        are you not worried about their def?

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

          I don't rate Lampard or Chelsea's defence at all but hardly any teams are keeping clean sheets so I'd just go for the most attacking defenders. Chilwell is getting well forward and taking set pieces too.

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

            yes, I do agree, I like Digne for this reasoning.

    6. bOttOmEdpOstrEpliEr.
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Reguilon, Spurs due to CS.

  2. chaser123
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    McCarthy
    TAA Justin Chilwell Davies
    Salah Son JRod Podence
    Werner Jiménez

    (Brewster Soucek Ferguson)

    Davies needs to go...so many options across Wolves, Spurs, Villa.
    Could also do Werner to Kane for a -4

    What do you think?

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

      Just work on the defence, other areas are okay to go with.

    2. Bank$y
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Could be time to WC for you I think.

  3. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Jimenez and Barnes to Antonio/Muapay/Watkins and Son is on the cards...

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

      keep jimi, still got a good run of fixtures.

      1. FC Hakkebøf
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        So does Son

    2. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Think Watkins did enough today to prove Liverpool was a one-off fluke.

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        That bad?

  4. Puyol Pants Up
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    This is a bit heart-breaking tbh.

    Captain points: 7, 5, 5, 9, 11
    Vice captain points: 20, 21, 5, 13, 16

    What could have been...

    1. The Big Fella
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      ....but now never will

    2. Albrightondknight
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Nearly 80 points?

      1. FC Hakkebøf
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        If you captained Kane or Son the last two gameweeks you would have been in awe. Numbers don't like, but they can be rather coincidental

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

          No, i did that last season, it is always like that.

          1. FC Hakkebøf
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            So many other factors come in to play. The opponent up next etc. I just captained Kane after a double digit haul. Worked pretty well. Worked pretty well for those who captained Son as well.

  5. BigBillyBass
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Can I get a RMT up in here please folks?

    Martinez (Steer)
    Saiss Cresswell Lamptey
    Salah Bruno Son JRod Zaha
    Kane DCL

    Bench: KWP Mitchell Brewster

    1. DA Minnion
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Looks good.

  6. DA Minnion
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Wilson to maupay for free?
    Yes or no?

    1. BigBillyBass
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      No, too sideways

    2. GreennRed
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      No

    3. bOttOmEdpOstrEpliEr.
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Both with okey fixtures, both penalty takers, both with equal team qualities.

    4. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Brewster and bank the cash

    5. Africa United
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Yes

  7. Albrightondknight
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Barnes and C.Taylor
    To Barkley and Robertson for a hit.

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

      Good looking moves.

      1. Bank$y
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        I’d keep Barnes

    2. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Wouldn’t be bringing in Pool defenders with VVD set for surgery

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

    What is the likelihood of minutes for Kilman going forward?

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

      Didn't get it, can you explain it more?

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

        will he start any games in the next few and going forward?

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

          No

    2. Wılly
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Kilman is the backup to the backup in all honesty

    3. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Needs injuries etc. See if he starts tonight.

  9. I Member
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Am I the only one who doesn't own Kane and isn't scrambling to get him in?

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

      You are not alone.

    2. Wılly
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      I'm here with you but I have Bale, don't ask...

    3. Wag the Drog
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Own Kane but not Son or James

    4. FC Hakkebøf
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      With the form that he is in, not having him is somewhat crazy

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

        If you have Son then I don't think it's necessary or crazy not to have Kane.

        1. FC Hakkebøf
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          The cover theory is a myth. Kane is bringing in double digit hauls at the moment. Outscoring the likes of Sterling, Salah, Bruno etc.

      2. I Member
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        You can't have them all. I'm seeing people taking hits to sell TAA/Robbo against SHU, Sterling against WHU, and Jimenez against NEW to get Kane in. "Crazy".

        1. FC Hakkebøf
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Look at Spurs' fixtures though. It is not crazy to sell a player with a good fixture for an inform player with argueably better fixtures to come?

          1. I Must Break You
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Historically you're better using transfers to solve issues at the bottom of your roster than trading in and out of good players with good fixtures just to chase the hot hand

            1. FC Hakkebøf
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              Care to elaborate what you mean with "historically"?

        2. FC Hakkebøf
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          But hey! No one is forcing your hand. If you don't feel like bringing him in, then don't. Then I just don't understand why you feel the need for others to reassure you.

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

      I am. I have no way of getting him without a -8 and losing some decent players or go WC. Neither is appealing but he does look like the monster from a few years ago and now at a much better price.

      1. FC Hakkebøf
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        This.. he is performing like a 12.0 pick at the moment

    6. El Presidente
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Yes

    7. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Might scramble on Friday.

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

        I may rethink it if Burnley look terrible tomorrow but I reckon they will sit deep and make it difficult for Spurs.

    8. Walker123
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 10 days ago

      I'm scrambling but only because I don't have Son

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

      seems most will have Kane and Son for the 3 gameweeks!

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

    Who will score more against SHU? TAA or Robbo?

    1. FC Hakkebøf
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Reason performance indicates Robbo.. But I'm still gonna go with TAA. Maybe I just refuse to acknowledge Robbo is a better pick (as in value)

    2. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Toss a coin

    3. bOttOmEdpOstrEpliEr.
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      But you want keeping one of them not only for the next GW.
      I think TAA gets more points this time.

    4. Bielsa's Blue Bucket
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Robbo will have a TAA with a side of the keeper and 3 yesterday newscaster reports.

      TAA might be the answer
      Robbo might be the answer

      But electronic arcade pinball machines can ping a ball.

      Only smarties have the answer

  11. Wag the Drog
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Davies to who under 5.2?
    A)Coady
    B) Konsa
    C) Other?

    1. FC Hakkebøf
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      If you have Martinez then Coady. If not then Konsa. Lamptey should be in the mix too

  12. Tempestic
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Omg I’ve just logged in and Martínez and Barkley.. WOW! What a week. 95 points, 2 wolves boys left 😉 seasons back on

    1. Pep Roulette
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      That's amazing!

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

        Cheers 🙂 sorry for the brag, been a rough start to the season for me

    2. Bielsa's Blue Bucket
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      So you didn't know the results until now?

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

        No hadn’t looked, only the Villa game I didn’t know tho. Exceeded my expectations I gotta say!

    3. NABIL - 1 season 1der
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Martinez Grealish Barkley here 🙂

      Good day to be alive

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

        Ahaha nice one mate

  13. Wirbelwind
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    1) Best mid under 9.3 (besides Son and JRodriguez)
    2) Best def under 5.4 (besides lamptey and saiss)

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

      Havertz. Regullon

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

        Hmm Reggie is 5.5 ; Mingsy

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

          Thanks, good shout. Bit hesitant because already have Martinez

      2. Wirbelwind
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Thanks. After that display I'm a bit hesitant of spurs defence

    2. FC Hakkebøf
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Prolly Pulisic or Havertz

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

      Thanks, probably going to do Jimi/KDB -> Havertz/Kane

      I'll get destroyed in my ML otherwise with Kane's form

      1. FC Hakkebøf
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        I personally like those moves. Not sure if I prefer Havertz over Pulisic. I think Pulisic long term is a better pick. But not sure about it at all

  14. Pep Roulette
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Thoughts on Foden as a replacement for Barnes? Can get Grealish/Barkley too! But City against West Ham & Sheffield looks too good!

    1. FC Hakkebøf
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      I prefer picking the talisman of a team. But definetely not a bad pick

      1. Pep Roulette
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Cheers mate! No City with those fixtures is a bit scary to me!

        1. FC Hakkebøf
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          I don't think Foden will be massively involved in the goals. Maybe an assist or something but nothing grooundbreaking. Aguero / Sterling is the players to own if any imo. But as I said.. definietely good value still! I just feel like there are better midfield picks at the moment in Hamez, Chelsea mids, Grealish etc.

  15. Ze_Austin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Aston Villa just beat Leicester and it didn't feel like an upset

    That's some speedy improvement

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Started with restart and relegation issues.
      VAR also saved them.

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

        Faulty technology did!

        I'd say Nyland is counting his lucky stars, but Villa released him.

        I'd also say fine margins, but that call was anything but.

    2. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Really turned it around since restart. I'm looking to load up on WC.

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Have 3, wish it was 2 atm.

  16. Gabbiadini
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    how long until price changes?

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      50

    2. FC Hakkebøf
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      About an hour

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

        cheers

  17. ...al
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    A.

    Martinez - Steer
    Digne - Chilwell - Saiss - Lamptey - Mitchell
    Salah - Son - Rodriguez - Grealish - Stephens
    Kane - Jimi - DCL

    or

    B.

    Martinez - Steer
    Robertson - Justin - Saiss - Lamptey - Mitchell
    Salah - Son - Rodriguez - Grealish - Pulusic
    Kane - DCL - Brewster

    Feeling B is prob the best line of fire but reluctant to lose Digne, but that's probably ok if it means I get Robertson and Pulisic, at the expense of Jimi.

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

      Prefer A over B, the defence and forward is way better than B.

      1. ...al
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        I'd like a pool def but with Allison and now Vdv out, not so sure.

        The attack is also kept reasonable

  18. bOttOmEdpOstrEpliEr.
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Is West ham that good to score 10 against Wolves, Leicester and Spurs? Or their defence were leaky?

    1. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      That good.

    2. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Better xG that Spurs in the game.

  19. Walker123
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Best defender for 5.4m or less? Already have Martinez so unsure if I want to double up with Mings or Konsa... Bellerin?

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

      I like Bellerin, think they will start getting some cleanies soon.

      1. Walker123
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Cheers for the reply - yeah I'm an Arsenal fan so possibly bias but our defence has looked ok so far and Bellerin getting forwards a bit

    2. FC Hakkebøf
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Wolves defender, Matip, Lamptey, Zouma (not this week tho) etc. If you already have Martinez I wouldn't bring in Konsa. Not because I don't think AVL has improved defensively, but because they have attacking options that might flourish with the upcoming fixtures.

      1. Walker123
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Thanks for the reply - I already have a defence of TAA-James-Lamptey-Mitchell-Saiss with Martinez in goal... So I think this rules out most of your suggestions, Matip is an interesting option though given I'm getting rid of TAA

        1. FC Hakkebøf
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Wouldn't get rid of TAA with two home fixtures coming up. But if he fails to produce in either of those I will be tempted to downgrade him

  20. Africa United
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Coleman to Coady or Bellerin with free transfer ?

    My team is in good shape after I took --12 for this ongoing week except defence it is ridiculous

    Meslier
    Lamptey Coleman* Lewis (Mitchel/jagielka)

    Salah Havertz Zaha Son Grealesh

    Kane. Maupay. Werner

    0.0 itb 1FT
    Thanks

    1. Africa United
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Bottom line. Coady. Or. Bellerin ?

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

        I would get Bellerin or any other Arsenal defender.

        1. Africa United
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Thanks Coleman to Bellerin done cheers!

    2. Walker123
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Any thoughts on PVA? I'm looking for a similar priced defender (post above) and am tossing up between Bellerin (arsenal def looking ok, getting forwards a bit but bad fixtures), PVA or Mings

      1. Africa United
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Pva is great pick but unfortunately he's 5.4 also Ming's he's 5.1

  21. pieshopboy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    How secure is Mitchell? Thought PVA was due back today..?!

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

      Your question answers your question.

    2. Walker123
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Someone on twitter thinks PVA might play at LM to accommodate Mitchell staying in the team - anyone know if this is an actual possibility? Very tempted by PVA at 5.4m given the fixtures

  22. jimmy9
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Which of these look best?
    1. KDB/ Jimenez -> Grealish/Kane (leaving 2.2m ITB).
    2. TAA/ Podence/KDB -> Semedo (5.5m)/Grealish/Mane (-4).
    3. TAA/KDB/Jimenez -> Konsa (4.9m)/ Mane/ Kane. (-4).

    McCarthy.
    TAA, Robbo, Mitchell.
    Salah, Son, KDB, Podence.
    DCL, Jimenez, Che.
    Button, Ayling, Justin, Bissouma.
    2ft, 0.0m ITB.

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

      I see nothing wrong with Jimenez, i would try finding a way to bring in Kane for Che.

  23. youneedmorecavaleiro
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    McCarthy - Steer
    Saiss - Justin - Chilwell - Shaw - Ferguson
    Salah - KDB - Rashford - Podence - Anguissa
    Kane - DCL - Wilson

    0.4 ITB, spent FT to get Kane in. Do I take a hit to get Shaw out? If so, for whom? Surely no need to WC?

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

      As you see no one is getting cleanies easily these days, do not take a hit to get Shaw out. Just play your safest 3 defs.

    2. Atletico Junior
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      No need to take a hit or WC.

  24. ZAWAd25
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Did Barnes + Jimi >> Son + Watkins for free good moves?

    Will get Antonio probably on gw8

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

      Never fan of early moves, anyway they look good.

    2. Gabbiadini
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      not a fan of trading jimi, still great fixtures and will start scoring imo.

  25. Gabbiadini
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Digne or Chilwell?

    1. Atletico Junior
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Chilwell

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

        reasoning?

        1. Atletico Junior
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          0.5M cheaper, gets forward a lot and is getting corners. Also think chelsea’s defense will get better every game

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

            to fund R.James to Chilwell would you get Soucek for Podence or just a 4.5?

            1. Atletico Junior
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              Will he be in your starting lineup? If not, just get a playing 4.5

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

                he would be yes. but could play Brewster/Mitchell

  26. Atletico Junior
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Thoughts on Lookman?

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Not looking at him.

      1. Atletico Junior
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Who do you think is the best under 5.6M Mid?

        1. Arctic monkeys
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Barkley. Almost went for him this GW. Cash left from KDB to son made me go puli

        2. Arctic monkeys
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          He is actually more expensive than 5.6. Sorry for that

        3. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Neto/Podence if they were starting.
          Soucek has easily the most threat and an easier game vs Pool now.

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

            would you trade Soucek in, re: my above comment

  27. dmcnam12
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Early transfer of Barnes to Grealish before I get priced out?? Have 0.1 ITB

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      You know the risks to your Wolves and big team players.
      At least Grealish has the week off.

  28. Niho992
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Posted on the wrong article. Sorry

    Good ebening lads. Is it time for WC or no ? Thinking to hold WC

    1 FT and 1.5 iTB.

    McCarthy
    Trent-Mitchell-Ayling
    Grealish-Salah(C)-Havertz-Barnes
    Kane-Mitro-Jimenez

    Steer-Bavies-Justin-Bissouma

    Barnes to James? Something else?

    Also i will do Bavies to Villa/Wolves defender in GW 7

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

      Barnes to James is looking good, but would rather do some work on defence.

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

        Justin: fixtures dont look goos.
        Mitchell: PVA is back.
        Bavies: is the second choice.
        TAA: VVD and Allison are out.
        Problems all over the place.

        1. Niho992
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          True dat but cant see any good defenders right now. I will sell Bavies surely in GW 7 and im going to keep Trent for next 2 GW and then probably ditch. Also Alisson will be back in GW 8 or GW 9.

          Dont fancy hits on defenders tbh

          Cheers.

  29. Pukki Blinders
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 10 days ago

    How threatening to Soucek look against Spurs?

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      https://prnt.sc/v1yzod

      It's on the FPL site.

      Threat of 29 was his 3rd best this season.

  30. elchilangles
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    anyone going in to the next 3 gameweeks without either Son or Kane?!

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

      Most probably yes, i know it kills my rank but just want to enjoy the game rather going with the flow.

      1. Arctic monkeys
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Owning Kane or/and Son is actually enjoying the game

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

          You are right, but not after they became popular.

          1. Arctic monkeys
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            The more popular the more problems.

            Can go wrong with one of them. Did Kane to Martial GW2 and I hate it

            1. Arctic monkeys
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              't*