Scout Notes

Cut-price Aguero back on FPL radar as Guardiola rules Jesus out for “more months”

Manchester City 1-0 Arsenal

  • Goal: Raheem Sterling (£11.5m)
  • Assist: Phil Foden (£6.6m)
  • Bonus: Sterling, Joao Cancelo (£5.4m) x3, Kyle Walker (£6.0m) x1

Sergio Aguero (£10.4m) made his long-awaited return from injury as Manchester City edged Arsenal at the Etihad on Saturday.

The Argentine was included from the start and given 65 minutes of the Gameweek 5 clash with the Gunners, failing to deliver an attacking return but getting valuable game-time all the same.

No longer spearheading the City attack because of Aguero’s comeback, it was Raheem Sterling (£11.5m) who popped up with the match-winner when he pounced on the rebound from Phil Foden‘s (£6.6m) saved shot.

Aguero Back, Jesus Out for Longer?

Aguero’s 2020/21 debut was a relatively quiet one, with the Argentina international registering just the one effort on goal – a sixth-minute header that flashed over the bar – in his hour-long showing.

That he was even on the pitch from kick-off was a bonus, however, given that he only rejoined full team training last week following a lengthy lay-off.

Pep Guardiola said of the 32-year-old forward after full-time:

We are incredibly happy he is back, for him and for us. It was four months. He is still away from his [best] condition, but he got 60 minutes. On Wednesday we have another game. It is important to have him. We need his goals.

His return further swells the Fantasy Premier League forward pool, in which so many strikers are currently supplying regular returns.

Owned by just 1.7% of Fantasy managers and now available at his lowest price ever, Aguero is a tempting differential given what he has produced in the past.

The powers-that-be at FPL dangled a cut-price Harry Kane (£10.7m) in front of us at the start of the season, perhaps in a bid to lure some us away from the bloated midfield pond, and Aguero is similarly undervalued.

His stock may rise further if Gabriel Jesus (£9.4m) is definitely ruled out for an extended period of time.

Unless he misspoke after the win over the Gunners, Guardiola seemed to suggest that the Brazilian striker would be out for months to come:

Adding in his press conference, Guardiola said:

Gabriel [Jesus]… has had big problems in his quadriceps. We have to be calm and cautious. Still he’s not on the field training.

Gameweek 10 is when City’s fixtures get really good, with home matches against Burnley, Fulham and West Bromwich Albion following in quick succession.

Given Jesus’ absence and Aguero’s track record against the so-called “bigger” clubs, some Fantasy managers might be tempted even before then.

CITY DEFENCE AN OPTION AGAIN?

Quietly impressing over the last two weeks has been Ruben Dias (£5.5m), who followed up a positive debut at Leeds with another composed showing against Arsenal.

City managed to rack up a league-high 17 clean sheets last season despite widespread criticism of their backline, with their keep-ball approach as much of a defensive weapon as anything else.

Should Dias prove to be the answer to their right-sided problem at centre-half, and Aymeric Laporte (£6.0m) be fit enough to string together a succession of starts, then the omens look even more positive this season.

Leadership is something City’s backline has missed since Vincent Kompany’s departure and Dias seems to fit the bill in that regard, as he marshalled Nathan Ake (£5.5m) and the rest of his defence through Saturday’s win.

Guardiola said after the game:

I think both guys, Nathan and Ruben… they don’t make mistakes and we suffer a lot the last season, the amount of the mistakes we have done.

Still we have to improve them some but I have the feeling they are real defenders, so now I have to help them to mae the build-up and create the spaces where we want to play but for that, we need time, time to train. But today, in an important, difficult game, he was there.

The most important thing for Ruben is he is a type of leader. In a short time he will lead the team, the pressure, just 23 years old. We cannot forget he is a central defender for Portugal and when this happens it’s because he is something special. We are delighted so far with what we have seen.

Laporte and Benjamin Mendy (£6.0m) both missed out at the weekend, although the latter is expected back a lot sooner according to his manager:

Mendy will be three or four weeks. Laporte we expect sooner. I don’t know how long. Maybe one week, 10 days.

With Laporte having suffered a succession of niggles and Ake able to deputise in his stead, perhaps Dias will become the rotation-proof route into the City backline that we Fantasy managers crave for.

STERLING CENTRAL

While no longer leading the line for City, Sterling was still positioned centrally on Saturday.

The hosts seemed to be in a fluid, Bielsa-esque 3-3-1-3 for a large chunk of the game, with the England winger playing just behind (and sometimes alongside) the right-to-left front three of Mahrez, Aguero and Phil Foden (£6.6m).

Sterling’s versatility is a huge asset when it comes to FPL, as his ability to play and shine anywhere across the frontline stands him in good stead when it comes to regular starts.

This was by no means a vintage attacking display from either player or team – Kevin De Bruyne‘s (£11.5m) absence was perhaps keenly felt – but Sterling’s knack of popping up in the right areas led to the only goal of the game, with Foden’s saved shot falling kindly at his feet 12 yards out.

WILLIAN FALSE NINE

Mikel Arteta also sprung a tactical surprise at the Etihad, deploying Willian (£7.9m) as a false nine and omitting both Alexandre Lacazette (£8.5m) and Eddie Nketiah (£5.7m).

The Arsenal boss continues to resist playing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£11.8m) centrally and the Gabon international was again peripheral, registering fewer touches of the ball than any other starter in this fixture – although he did set up the impressive Bukayo Saka (£5.3m) for the Gunners’ one big chance of the match.

While their current run of fixtures is tough, and with the obvious acceptance that Arsenal are making strides (particularly defensively) under their current boss, a lack of creativity remains a concern and only two Premier League clubs are averaging fewer chances per game in 2020/21.

Arteta even acknowledged the issue himself, saying:

We need to have the versatility to play in different formations, occupying different spaces. I believed it was a game for [Willian], the way City plays and the way they track the opponents and the spaces that can be used. He was really convinced as well.

It was obviously really hard to leave two strikers on the bench but it was a tactical decision.

In the first half, there were moments where we had to defend deep and they were getting a lot of players behind the ball, playing with false attacking midfielders, false nines, everybody really close to the ball without really creating much. It’s upsetting to see your team so deep.

In the second half, we were really aggressive, we played in the opponents’ half, they had a lot of issues to get out of our pressure. We could have created more, I think, in the final third.

Elsewhere in Arsenal news, Rob Holding (£4.5m) picked up a hamstring issue in the warm-up ahead of Saturday’s game and will require further assessment.

New defensive midfielder Thomas Partey (£5.0m), not likely to be much of an FPL asset himself but still someone who could make an impact on those around him, was only a substitute at the Etihad, with Arteta saying:

We will see how quickly we can make it with him. I think we have to respect that process and that timing for him because he only trained for a day really and there’s a lot of new information and different game models for him to understand, and we have to respect that. But I think when he came on he looked good.


Manchester City XI: Ederson, Walker, Dias, Ake, Joao Cancelo, Bernardo Silva, Rodri, Foden (Fernandinho 89′), Mahrez, Aguero (Gundogan 65′), Sterling.

Arsenal XI: Leno, Luiz, Gabriel, Tierney, Bellerin, Ceballos, Xhaka (Partey 83′), Saka, Pepe (Nketiah 83′), Aubameyang, Willian (Lacazette 69′).

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692 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Nimby
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Scary times for non-Kane owners. I'd have to lose both Jimenez and Ings to afford him and take a -4 and someone like Maupay. Is it worth it?

    1. No Professionals
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      i'd rather own maupay and kane over ings and jimenez. with the fixtures this week it is probably worth the -4.

      a lot of hits i have seen for kane include a major compromise, don't think Maupay is (esp with WBA at home).

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

        I tend to agree, but Jimenez at home to Newcastle and then Palace feels like a very good pair of games for him. It certainly reeks of risk. I think I'll have to wait until their game later before deciding.

        1. No Professionals
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          he just has a low ceiling. no one captains him, so he never really hurts you. he's a nice to have when he scores obviously, but you'll never scramble to get him in or worry about not owning.

        2. No Professionals
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          i have him by the way

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

            Do you have Kane as well?

            1. No Professionals
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              yes I got him in for a hit this week and captained him, because i felt exposed not captaining him. I won't captain him this week so wouldn't be as desperate to get him.

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

                Nice move. Another thing putting me off is that I probably won't captain Kane in the next few weeks as I have Salah and Son and I generally prefer to captain midfielders. It's a real quandary.

    2. Pukki Party
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Bale is an option too, not many with Kane and Son are going to get him?

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

        That would mean losing Salah, probably. I can't do that to myself.

    3. JIMMY764
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Same moves in mind. Tough one isn't it!

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

        Yeah very tough. If I don't do it I might have a handy differential. Also allows me to roll a transfer for next week which I always like the idea of. Already taken 3 hits this season as well to mixed effect.

        1. No Professionals
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          also it's easy to be relaxed about not owning a player in red hot form when you own them yourself.

    4. I Member
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      I'm a Kane non-owner with Jimenez and Ings. Have the money in the bank to get Kane in for free and I'm not sure about it so I definitely don't fancy a hit to do it.

  2. Dark Side Of The Loon!
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    VVD:

    1) Move out for TAA
    2) Move out for Robbo
    3) Move out for a 4.0 bench fodder to afford a midfield of Salah, Sterling, Son, Bruno, Podence

    Playing 3 at the back.

    1. King Kohli
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      C if you have 3 decent defenders to start each week

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

      1

  3. King Kohli
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Can I get away without Kane or Son this week?

    Martinez
    TAA Robbo Castagne
    Salah (c) Sterling Barnes Pereira
    Ings DCL Maupay
    Steer Anguissa Mitchell Johnson

    2 FT 0.1 ITB

    1. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      It’s a huge amount of money in defence...

      Given you’ve got 2 FT: TAA & Barnes/Pereirav-> Son &!defender is what I’d be doing

      1. King Kohli
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Do you like any of these transfers?

        A. Barnes + Castagne > Hamez + 4.9 def
        B. TAA + Barnes + Ings > Dallas/Targett + Hamez + Kane (-4)

        Want to get in Kane but not sure if I should let go of TAA before two plum home games.

        1. TheDragon
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          I really like B - I’d normally never ever suggest getting rid of TAA let alone as part of a -4 but given you have Robbo and with VVD out then 1 x Liverpool defence seems ok and realistically you need to move some cash out of defence

          It can of course backfire though

          1. King Kohli
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Yeah I'm thinking along the same lines.
            But with Salah(c) for the next two I feel like Kane can wait and I can get rid of Castagne who doesn't look like returning any points.
            TAA/Ings has potential for points in the next two.

            1. TheDragon
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              Spurs fixtures really turn from GW9 so if you don’t get Kane/ son this week it almost becomes pointless getting them as you won’t want them GW9 onwards

              It’s tricky decision

              Main issues I see with your team are:
              - too much cash in defence
              - pereira and Barnes both starting is too weak
              - no spurs attack

              So it’s which of those you try to address and when

              1. King Kohli
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 12 days ago

                Cheers for the insight mate, that's really well put.
                If I do A, it addresses your first two points.
                B addresses all 3 points but it's for a -4 with TAA out.
                Tough decision ahead either way!
                Thanks for your feedback.

    2. Fit_to_drop
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      With the exception of Salah, Sterling and DCL that team does not scream points to me so short answer to your question is No.

  4. Tosa86
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    My actual FPL team:

    Martinez - Ryan
    mitchell - chilwell - taa - saiss - castagne
    zaha - alzate - son - kdb - jrod
    DCL - jimmy - wilson

    ItB: 1.8
    FT:1

    1) TAA.Jimmy --> keane or mings , kane (-4)?
    2) kdb, jimmy --> bruno, kane (-4)

    suggestion?

  5. Will J 256
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Depending on how jimi looks tonight how does this -4 look? Jimenez and R James to Kane and Dallas?

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      I like that

    2. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Yeah no problem, did a similar move myself in vvd and wood to Dallas and Kane

  6. davies
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Y or N?

    TAA + Watkins > Dallas + Kane (-4)

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      yes

    2. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Would you captain Kane this GW?

    3. FourLokoLeipzig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Not with next week’s fixtures, unless you feel Kane is clearly a better captain choice than your other options

  7. Tonyawesome69
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 12 days ago

    How does this WC look? Players* are undecided and needs some suggestions.

    I could have Bissouma in the 5th midfield spot and bring in Wilson as a placeholder for Antonio.

    0itb
    Martinez Forster
    Robbo Dallas Targett/Konsa* Ayling/Masuaka* Lamptey*
    Grealish Salah Son Rodriguez Foden/7.7mid*
    DCL Kane Brewster*

    1. FALSE PROFIT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Wilson can be as good as Antonio. When you want to sell it will give you a headache

    2. Fit_to_drop
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Id go Konsa over Targett and Cresswell over the other two.
      Id lose Foden.

      I am in the No, camp when it comes to Brewster. Think its a red herring.

      1. D.Glynn
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 12 days ago

        I agree with all these

        1. Tonyawesome69
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Thanks for the input. Brewster is just a 4.5 enabler to play 5-mid. Any suggestion for a 7.7 mid or go with Bissouma and Wilson?

  8. Hot Fuzz
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Who is everyone captaining gw6?seems like everybody is a good shout. Usually quit easy mo permacap but just don't see it this week.what is your thought?

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

      Salah definitely. Home game, SHU, it's a no-brainer.

    2. FALSE PROFIT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Mo all day long

      1. Hot Fuzz
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Hmmmm don't know he was a bit sluggish as of late.....

        1. TheDragon
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          We must be watching different things

          1. Hot Fuzz
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Nah I am not king mo is king mo but somehow the last game it felt he is going to blank and he didn't. That's good but somehow it feels funny if you ask me.

        2. No Professionals
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          his finishing is back to his first season right now.

        3. FALSE PROFIT
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Many words to describe him but sluggish not one of them

          1. Hot Fuzz
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            My apologies you are right, since 3 years I had him didn't sell him once only on free hit for some stupid reason. Pretty much permacap week in week out. But this week...i don't know it just feels not right.

            1. FALSE PROFIT
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              You got him as perma cap so stick to your plan. Gut feel is tot real!

        4. Pumpy Pro
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Have you been watching in slow motion? He's looked like the Salah of old

    3. No Professionals
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Salah, promised myself i'm not overthinking this one.

      1. No Professionals
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        normally i see what the trend is on here, and what the poll says, not much point this week.

        Salah blank incoming.

        1. TheDragon
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          If salah blanks he blanks - he is definitely the correct choice

          1. No Professionals
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            agree

        2. Hot Fuzz
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          That's my dilemma right here

    4. Pep Roulette
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      It's got to be Salah for me. I've Kane & Son too. But it's going to be Salah for me. At home. Against Sheffield.

    5. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Salah - taken me 1 second of thought

      1. Hot Fuzz
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Thanks guys still something doesn't feel right,maybe it's because of this crazy season

    6. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Salah

    7. King Mo
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Debating between Salah and Kane.

      Burnley look terrible so far and Spurs scored 5 and 6 in their last two away games.

    8. Fred54
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Order of preference:

      Salah
      Son
      Kane
      Sterling

    9. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      I'm not gonna overthink. It's an easy Mo captain imo.

      1. Hot Fuzz
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Thanks camzy and hey by the way you got me nearly wrapped up with Chelsea thinking of double up.justvnot pulisic. Anyway cheers for the advice

    10. FALSE PROFIT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      You asked for advice. I think it is fairly conclusive.
      Another silly question and we all will have to kill you. (smile)

      1. Hot Fuzz
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Hahaha

      2. Hot Fuzz
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        It was a question about you preference......silly? yes

        1. No Professionals
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          it's not to say it will definitely work out. if you have a strong hunch go for it. i have turned down hunches to follow the crowd so many times, and regretted it.

          1. Hot Fuzz
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            That what I was thinking. My OR is quit ok just to break into the next bracket I need to follow my hunches as you said....cheers man

        2. FALSE PROFIT
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Sometimes logic should play over your gut. It tends to work out better.

    11. Forza Papac
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Mane

    12. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Mane/Salah for sure

    13. Rover
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Really tough decision this week:

      Mane looking so sharp, and being found again and again by Robbo (also don't own Salah)

      Son, on fire in away games, against a Burnley defence that's a shadow of previous seasons

      DCL/James, against a high high line, with Rich out, should both haul I feel, one of them on pens also

      1. Hot Fuzz
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        I agree rover tough one. Usually would go mo but I think I am trying something different this week

  9. Jones Kusi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Best combo?
    A. Adams, Kane, Jrod
    B. Mitro, DCL, Son

    1. FALSE PROFIT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      B

  10. Canarinha
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Martinez

    Justin-Lamptey-Mitchell
    Son-Grealish-J.Rodriguez-Salah
    Kane-DCL-Vardy

    Bench
    Buur, Button, Mitchell, Bissouma

    Bank
    2.3 mil

    Just transferred out Kdb for Son before the 0.1 rise.

    Thinking about taking a hit to make Vardy---> Kun switch before Kun explodes ? or should i just wait one more week to bring in Chilwell, Digne or Castagne?

    1. Canarinha
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Cooper instead of Mitchell on the bench

  11. royals forever
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Would you WC this team or just do a -4

    McCarthy Nyland**

    TAA** Dallas James** Justin** Lamptey

    Son Salah Barnes** Zaha Bissouma**

    DCL Werner** Wilson**

    **Players to potentially take out

    1FT 2.1 ITB

    Any ideas would be welcomed

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      How many players are guaranteed out?

  12. FPLMACKEM
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 12 days ago

    McCarthy
    TAA, Robbo, Lewis, Taylor, Ferguson
    Salah, Son, Rodriguez, Podence, Burke
    Jimenez, Maupay, Mitrovic

    4.2 ITB 1 free transfer

    41 with Taylor, Jimenez and Podence still to play. Very VERY disappointing gameweek.

    Time to wildcard? If so what tweaks would you make? or should i be more patient and not knee jerk after a bad gameweek?

    1. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      It’s not a disaster team

      Mitrovic -> Werner / Kane if you can afford?

      1. FPLMACKEM
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 12 days ago

        I can only do Mitrovic to Werner. If i wanted Kane i would have to swap him for Jimenez or Maupay.

        1. Major League Shocker
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 12 days ago

          I'd probably do Jimenez to Kane, then consider a possible -4 for Podence to Grealish or Mitro to DCL.

          1. FPLMACKEM
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 12 days ago

            I'll have to see how Jimenez does tonight. I did put him in for the long term. But i do feel like Kane is now essential.

    2. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      How many would you change?
      If Wolves are terrible, you can probably lose Jim.

      1. FPLMACKEM
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 12 days ago

        The problem is i am now not keen on double liverpool defence. My intention was always to keep them through the season but now with Van Dijks injury i am less confident. So i am thinking of losing either TAA/Robbo to free up funds and spend through the attack. Mitrovic will probably go (id like to keep him for the West Brom game. Podence will also be likely to go (not sure he is as nailed as i would like).

    3. AnfieldLad
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Very similar to me. If Podence doesn’t start it’ll be a wildcard. If not probably TAA and Mitrovic -> Chilwell/ any defender under 6m + Kane.

      1. FPLMACKEM
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Are you also on the double liverpool defence? I am not as confident in this approach now Van Dijk is out. Im looking at similar moves. Either TAA/Robbo to chilwell/6m and under defender. Bringing in Kane and shifting podence out to someone else. Possibly use the wildcard to bring in Martinez for McCarthy.

        1. AnfieldLad
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Yeah double Pool defence. Fixtures look okay though so I’d rather give them until week 8 where I’d rather wildcard. Also have Mitrovic who is the obvious one to ditch for Kane but TAA is the only player I can downgrade to afford it

          1. FPLMACKEM
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Sounds like we do indeed have the same dilemma. I really want to hold Mitrovic till he has played WBA though.

            Yes Liverpools next few fixtures are ok. Sheffield United is an ideal fixture for a clean sheet.

  13. Jdpz
      1 month, 12 days ago

      How many people have used a wild card? Where to check it?

    • TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Last Man Standing Update (3396 teams)

      Current safety score = 40 (41 with autosubs)
      Top score = 99
      LMS average = 63.05 (-2.35) = 60.7
      Players played = 10.34/12.0
      Captains played = 96.61%

      2 games + autosubs to go.

      https://www.livefpl.net/LMS

      LMS EO left

      Jim 44, Saiss 36, Podence 19, Taylor 13

      1. TheDragon
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Is it too late to join?

        1. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          No, when the grav and username changes, it is. Got rest of 2020.

          1. TheDragon
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Thanks - I actually got to the final one year (not so long ago) 🙂

            Really fun competition

            1. TorresMagic™
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              Cheers, good luck. 🙂

      2. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Nice, still in there.

    • LOLarov
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      How bold would Son --> Mane be?

      ... ohh

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        If it's before Thursday, 10/10.

        1. LOLarov
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Why Thursday?

          1. TorresMagic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Spurs play Thursday.

            1. TorresMagic™
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              Wouldn't make that transfer until Pool play at the very least.

              1. FALSE PROFIT
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 12 days ago

                When do Pool play? pls

    • King Kohli
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Over the next two weeks, who scores more?

      A. TAA + Ings + 4 points
      B. Targett + Kane

      1. boomshakeboom
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 12 days ago

        b

    • Malkmus
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      A'noon all. So need to get kane in but means -4. 1FT, 0.4 ITB. Current Team:

      Ryan (Button)
      Saiss - Mitchell - Lamptey (Justin - Taylor)
      Salah - Son - KDB - Rodriguez (Anguisa)
      Ings - Jimi - DCL

      A - Jimi & KDB to Kane & Grealish (-4)
      B - Jimi & KDB to Kane & Rashford (-4)
      C - Other

      Thinking A. Any thoughts?

      Ta

    • Jdpz
        1 month, 12 days ago

        I haven't seen any Brighton games this season. Can anyone tell how this team plays? I'm interested in Trossard.
        Podence is a Trossard? or maybe Podence to Barkley / Foden?

        1. baps hunter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          I am considering Mahrez+Jimenez to Kane + Barkley for -4. There is not enough data but Barkley looks sharper than Foden and has scored twice.

      • Catastrophe
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Best 5.7 MID?
        Best 4.5 DEF?

        Thinking Barkley and Dallas?

        Cheers

        1. boomshakeboom
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Lookman looking good..Pity playing for a bad team

          1. Catastrophe
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Cheers, not keen (already have Brewster!)

        2. Baines on Toast...
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Barkley is 5.9

          1. Catastrophe
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Thanks - I meant 5.9!

        3. Major League Shocker
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Possibly scout Leeds mids today and see which one you prefer.

          1. Catastrophe
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Cheers - yeah hoping Klich and Harrison have a quiet one as I like Villa's fixtures...

      • The Big Fella
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Has there been any other news on KDB? What are the chances of him coming back this weekend?

      • boomshakeboom
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Player left
        Jimenez(Wolv)
        Podence(Wolv)
        Charlie Taylor (Bur)
        Costa (Leeds)
        Wood (Bur)

        20++ points possible?

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

          That's 5 more players than some. I would hope 20 points is possible from that...

        2. The Big Fella
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Definitely - it only needs 1 to score and maybe a CS and you have your 20 points. Even if they all just start and play 90 mins you are getting 10 points from them.

      • Inazuma X1
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Wow KDB ownership has dropped to 20%

        1. The Big Fella
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          A lot of money to be sat on the bench. I am looking for news on him to see if I shift him out or not but there is nothing new at the moment.

        2. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Will only drop further. Hope he doesn't drop in price before Thursday at least, have got just enough for Mane.

          1. The Handsome Hunk
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Are you getting in Mane instead of Sterling ? What sways you that decision?

            1. Flair
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 month, 12 days ago

              Mane's underlying stats (which I mentioned elsewhere), Liverpool attack looks much better, nice run of fixtures at Anfield. Though I have both and w/o Salah for now.

      • Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Newcastle top of XGC

        Newcastle and Leeds top of shots conceded

        Surely jimi can give us something decent in the next 2 GW!

        1. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Better start tonight or else plenty will sell before Newcastle.

          1. Pompel
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            More to the advantage to those who keep faith, then

            1. baps hunter
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              He has to score as much as Kane, or almost at least.

      • Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Any thoughts on better Villa defender from these two?

        A) Targett (4.5)
        B) Konsa (4.6)

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

          Targett was on FKs so him. I like that he's sneaking under the radar. He'll randomly score 15 points and no one will see it coming one of these weeks.

        2. Inazuma X1
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Konsa for the goal threat

        3. Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 12 days ago

          I got Konsa in a hit for vvd to free funds for wood > Kane, kind of wish I got Dallas now but never mind, from the stats it look like consa’s ‘goal threat’ might have been a 1 off, hasn’t had a shot on target since

      • De Gea is GOAT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Im useless at checking these things. When do we think Kanes next price rise will be guys? Thanks

        1. baps hunter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Tonight

          1. baps hunter
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Unless Jimenez scores hattie...

            1. Brosstan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              Won't matter

        2. Major League Shocker
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Probably tonight

        3. Nimby
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          He hasn't risen much since last night. I think people may keep their powder dry until after Thursday.

          1. De Gea is GOAT
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Thank you all.

      • Jay Jay Okocha
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Ryan, Forster
        Robbo, Saiss, Lamptey, Ayling, Mitchell
        Salah, Sterling, James, Foden, Anguissa
        Werner, Jimenez, Wood

        2FT, 0.3 ITB

        Need a Spurs attacker, obv...

        A) Jimenez, Foden to Watkins, Son
        B) Sterling, Jimenez to Son, Kane
        C) Jimenez, Wood to Brewster, Kane
        D) Sterling, Wood to Grealish, Kane

        In terms of team structure I prefer Kane (straight swap to Aguero), but I'm not crazy about losing Sterling to squeeze him in. Any thoughts?

      • K_UN_DE_BRU_YNE
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        How many points do you expect from jiminez & saiss?

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          3

          1. No Professionals
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            you take that back!

          2. baps hunter
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Yes, I have them both also.

          3. Hot Fuzz
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Hope so ,nearly the only ones in my way to a green arrow

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

          If I get 10 I'd be happy. Hard one to call.

        3. Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 12 days ago

          10

          1. Major League Shocker
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Seems about right, I expect both teams to score so hopefully one of them is involved in a Wolves goal.

        4. The White Pele
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          16-17

        5. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          26 minimum.

          Jimi hatty and Saiss with a 9 pointer CS + Assist.

          1. No Professionals
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            i'll take this one thanks.

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

              I really hate these posts. We can't possibly know what our players will score. We can only pick the highest potential players we can.

          2. Long ago I drew a walrus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Unfortunately I don't think this is very likely. If Saiss gets CS + assist then he's almost certainly on for bonus, most likely 2 since Jimi is going to get 3.

            Tongue in cheek, in case it wasn't obvious. Can never be sure on the internet.

        6. jtreble
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Use RMT Tool.

        7. Old Man
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          2 from Jimenez. And 15 from Saiss, who is on my bench.

      • Hot Fuzz
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        A quick one on Brewster, a young lad bought in for a crazy load of coin gets his first 28 minutes for his new club in top flight football.and decides not to put any effort in .quit frankly he is having a jolly good time strolling across the pitch. Not trying chasing any balls or helping out his teammates nothing. No caring for the world his manager would think.if I would be be that lucky kid I would have given everything I could, i would given my best to show my teammates i am part of this club. Is that just me or is this super weird?

        1. No Professionals
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          he's a strange one. massive reputation despite doing nothing in senior football.

          1. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Liverpool effect, comparisons to Sterling etc

            1. No Professionals
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              sterling was playing and scoring in the liverpool first team.

              1. KAPTAIN KANE
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 12 days ago

                I know, people and the media just carried away

      • Ray In Bruges.
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

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

        a) KDB to Son
        b) KDB/Jimenez to Son/Werner (-4)
        c) KDB/Jimenez/Kilman to Son/Werner/Reguilon (-8)
        d) WC
        e) Other idea(s)?

      • KAPTAIN KANE
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Come on Dallas, give us that haul you’re oh so capable of!