Scout Notes

Werner stars, James benched and Pulisic on the right: how Chelsea’s FPL assets fared

Chelsea 3-3 Southampton

  • Goals: Timo Werner (£9.3m) x2, Kai Havertz (£8.4m) | Danny Ings (£8.5m), Che Adams (£5.8m), Jannik Vestergaard (£4.5m)
  • Assists: Ben Chilwell (£5.7m), Jorginho (£5.2m), Werner | Adams, Theo Walcott (£5.8m)
  • Bonus: Werner x3, Adams x2, Ings x1

The first of two six-goal thrillers we witnessed over the weekend saw Chelsea and Southampton share the spoils at Stamford Bridge.

While not quite as catastrophic as Tottenham Hotspur’s capitulation, Chelsea’s own surrender saw them relinquish 2-0 and 3-2 leads and, like their rivals from north London, concede a stoppage-time equaliser.

Timo Werner (£9.3m) and Kai Havertz (£8.4m) at least opened their Premier League accounts as Chelsea’s new-look attack showed signs of promise, with the former playing a part in all three of the hosts’ goals and banking a 16-point haul.

Che Adams (£5.8m) also belatedly found form, setting up Danny Ings (£8.5m) for Southampton’s first goal before finding the net himself.

NOT BEFORE TIME-O

Looking more Fernando Torres than Diego Costa in the opening month of the campaign, Werner has suffered over two million sales and seen his Fantasy Premier League ownership halve since Gameweek 1.

There was belated reward for those who persisted with him on Saturday and the first real signs of the confident goal-getter we saw in the Bundesliga last season.

He made a mockery of Jan Bednarek (£4.5m) for Chelsea’s opener, dummying the Pole before cutting inside to fire a deflected effort past Alex McCarthy (£4.5m), and his second goal was superbly taken from a Jorginho (£5.2m) ball over the top of the Saints’ defence.

The omens were there from an early stage of this match, with the German seeing a header chalked off for offside and dragging a shot off-target from wide-left of the visitors’ area before he broke the deadlock.

Frank Lampard said of his striker’s display:

Really good individual goals in terms of how he made them for himself. He looked sharp. Our combination play in the first half was really sharp. For Timo to get those goals, it will be great for him in terms of getting his confidence, those first Premier League goals. So I’m really pleased and we’ll see a lot more of that from him.

In hindsight, this was all very obvious: a period of adaptation was needed as he adjusted to a new league and the inevitable improvement would arrive when he got up to full speed, as well as when Chelsea’s first-choice picks around him returned from injury.

The link-up play with his new teammates in the first half especially was hopefully a sign of things to come, although with strikers outperforming him above and below his price-point, much more is needed before anyone can indulge in the “punishing sellers” nonsense.

PULISIC ALL RIGHT

Christian Pulisic (£8.3m) made his first start of the season in Saturday’s game, blanking in an 86-minute showing against the Saints but “assisting the assister” for Chelsea’s third goal.

Too much more couldn’t have been expected of the American given that he had been out for three months through injury but he may not have been helped by his starting position.

Deployed on the right flank rather than his usual left wing, Pulisic showed some nice touches and a decent understanding with his new teammates but little of the penalty box menace that saw him come to prominence in FPL at the back-end of last season.

The consensus seems to be that Pulisic will be moved back over to the left when Hakim Ziyech (£7.9m) is deemed match-fit enough for a start and that indeed happened when the Moroccan was introduced as a second-half substitute.

Werner’s tendency to drift wide and Ben Chilwell‘s (£5.7m) forays up the wing could theoretically cause congestion on the left flank when Pulisic is stationed there but much of the joy he found last season was when he cut inside into central areas, so that may only serve to help him.

Lampard certainly seems keen on sticking with a 4-2-3-1 to accommodate his wealth of attacking options, saying afterwards:

Change needs work on the training ground, we haven’t had much of that so sometimes the work in progress is in games and today there were loads of great things from the 4-2-3-1, particularly in the first half.

In the second half I wouldn’t blame the shape of the team, more that we didn’t deal with the fact that Southampton were really keen to put us under pressure in their own half. We wanted to miss out their press, we didn’t do enough and that meant we turned the ball over in our own half, which irrespective of shape is always a problem.

INTO THE ATT-HAK

Ziyech made his first competitive appearance in a Chelsea shirt at the weekend, being handed an 18-minute cameo by his manager.

A set-piece specialist at Ajax, the Morocco international immediately made himself known at dead-ball situations and took the Blues’ two corners in the final quarter of an hour.

Ziyech is probably where Pulisic and Havertz were a month ago, with a few weeks needed before we can make an educated reading of his Fantasy potential.

The winger said after the game of his understanding with Messrs Pulisic, Werner and Havertz:

I’ve been out for a couple of weeks. But the last couple of weeks we’ve trained a lot and you can feel there is something, it just takes time to let it work.

REECE RISK

Chelsea haven’t had a settled back four (or five) since Frank Lampard’s appointment and the fact that even the hitherto “nailed” Cesar Azpilicueta (£5.9m) is now deemed a rotation risk speaks volumes over the uncertainty in the Blues’ backline.

Reece James (£5.0m) always looked a precarious pick from the outset and so it has proved over the last two Gameweeks, with the young right-back an unused substitute in the 4-0 win over Crystal Palace a fortnight ago and then reduced to a five-minute cameo against Southampton on Saturday.

His 14-point haul on the opening weekend illustrates the rewards on offer when he does play, with his potential for bonus points as appealing as his attacking threat.

But a dearth of clean sheets under Lampard (just 10 in 43 matches) and the week-to-week unreliability will be too much for some, especially while Azpilicueta remains a viable alternative at right-back.

Edouard Mendy (£5.0m) might end up being the tonic that the ailing Chelsea defence needs but he was sidelined on Saturday, with Kepa Arrizabalaga (£4.8m) again fragile between the posts and partly at fault for Saints’ second goal.

Lampard said of Mendy’s recovery:

Mendy is at the minute injured and probably will be fit in the next week or two weeks and then that will be the decision for me to make about who plays.

SAINTS MARCHING

After some early-season wobbles, Southampton are now three games unbeaten in the Premier League.

Both of their clean sheets have arrived against two very limited attacks, however, and in James Rodriguez (£7.9m), Everton – Southampton’s opponents in Gameweek 6 – have a ball-player who can unpick that now infamous high defensive line in the manner than Jorginho did for Chelsea’s second goal.

The Ings/Adams partnership continues to improve at the other end and the aggressive high press again paid dividends in west London, with Havertz and Kepa folding under pressure for the visitors’ first and second goals.

Everton oughtn’t hold any fear for Ings and co, with the Toffees having made more “defensive errors” (six) in Opta’s eyes than any other team this season.

Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side will head to Goodison Park without loanee Theo Walcott (£5.8m), who is ineligible to face his parent club, but the winger had a decent second debut and claimed the assist for Saints’ late leveller, with his manager saying:

Today it was more than okay, really. It wasn’t easy for him to step in immediately, do what we want to do and how we want to do it. He showed some good running with the ball, was calm in possession.


Chelsea XI (4-2-3-1): Arrizabalaga; Azpilicueta, Christensen, Zouma, Chilwell; Jorginho, Kante; Pulisic (James 87′), Havertz, Mount (Ziyech 72′); Werner (Abraham 90′).

Southampton XI (4-4-2): McCarthy; Walker-Peters, Bednarek, Vestergaard, Bertrand; Walcott, Romeu (Diallo 87′), Ward-Prowse, Redmond (Tella 77′); Adams (Long 86′), Ings.

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815 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Baines on Toast...
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Opted against Jimi > Kane for a hit this week...let's see what the Mexican does tonight...

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

      Hopefully nothing. No offence.

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

        I also have Dallas...so that would be okay 😀

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

          Incoming Dendoncker goal

  2. Zenith UK
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Need some honest feedback on this wildcard team please;

    Martinez, Steer
    Cresswell, Justin, KWP, Taylor, Mitchell
    Salah, Rashford, Son, Rodriguez, Foden
    Kane, DCL, Brewster

    Exact funds.

    Probably 3-5-2 every week. Rotating the defenders. No interest in starting Brewster until I see something I like from him.

    1. Zenith UK
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Sorry. 0.3 in the bank.

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

      I like Rashford. As a Foden owner, I am not sure he's worth it over, say, Barkley. I think that money might go further in defence, where you will probably want more money.

      Justin in particular looks weak - poor fixtures and will lose his place. I'd prefer Dallas and possibly still Lamptey in that price range, and maybe try to upgrade Taylor.

      1. Zenith UK
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        I have Bruno currently, switched to Rashford as an enabler (additional funds) and they're sharing pens?

        I just don't like looking at my team and seeing no City. Also given Pep roulette he does seem to be Dilva's replacement (so far)?

        I'll re-review the back line.

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

          I think Rash for Bruno is a solid swap. He looks very good this season and may make the striker role his own. Also a big game player. Could even get a pen now.

          Get your point on City. But points are often spread around and they aren't creating as much right now. I think there's more value elsewhere - I'd rather jump on them after they've clicked. Then again I have Foden and Sterling...

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

        He's definitely better than Barkley imo. He's played as part of the front 3 for City and started all of the last 4 games.

        Look at those games: wol LEI lee ARS. Those are not easy games at all and he's done just fine. Last week, 4 attempts, 3 on target, 1 big chance. 0.67 xG.

        I'm happy to hold and reluctant to get rid. Hauls are coming. Two nice green fixtures coming up.

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

          On the other hand Barkley has played also vs Liv and Lei and scored twice. He also seems to be more clinical in front of the goal. He is cheaper and his position has been central imo. He is also nailed. I believe he might have higher ceiling. Yet, still torn between them.

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

          I think some of this may you rationalising the fact that you have him in your team 😀

          Whatever Foden's XG, he looks so uncomfortable in front of goal. I expect Barkley to have a higher goal involvement for Villa and conversion rate.

          I own Foden and hope he does well but I think that 0.7 goes further elsewhere on a WC team.

    3. Zenith UK
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Tempted to downgrade Foden to McGinn. Gives me 1.4M to upgrade somewhere (means I can keep Bamford up top at 5.7) leaving 0.2M in the bank?

      God I tinker too much on WCs.

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

      I do not like the defence, Cresswell is fine, KWP i guess ok then Justin, Mitchell, Taylor are GW 2 WC choices. You should get 5 playing defs without threat of losing their position since you wont have strong defenders to play every week. I d downgrade Foden to someone with 5-5.5 value and upgrade Mitchell and Taylor. Justin also needs to be dropped, bad fixtures and his position is under threat.

      I like the rest, Rashford the only differential if you exclude Foden though, i might try to change at least one of the attackers to not have all the high ownership players

      1. Zenith UK
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Cresswell seems to be back on set-pieces for us so I'm feeling that, I was going to go with Masuaku as he's cheaper and playing higher up the pitch, but looks like Cresswell is benefitting more at the moment of players like Anderson being gone because he can get back on FKs.

        I can drop Foden to McGinn. Keep Bamford instead of going down to Brewster and then switch the back to Konsa, Lamptey, KWP and yes still Mitchell but he's an enabler at the end of the day.

        Thoughts?

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

      Rashford os the poor mans Fernandes

      Justin & Mitchel to lose their spots soon? I get why you’ve gone that structure but for a WC I think defence is too light.

      1. Zenith UK
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Unfortunately I've lost quite a bit of TV already. Not the best start for me this season so have to consider Rashford over Bruno.

        I've switched Justin to Lamptey and I'm happy to keep Mitchell as fodder at that price point to be honest. Could always drop Mitchell to Kilman (Wolves)?

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

          I’d be tempted to go Grealish over Rashford ( Villa amazing fixtures) which will free up some cash to improve defence

    6. Budweiser
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      I'd swap Steer for someone and then KWP for Konsa because Villa have looked much better than Southampton at the back and he almost scored yesterday. They have really good fixtures. Taking out Steer would leave you a third Villa space if you ever wanted Grealish or Barkley

      1. Zenith UK
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        If I downgrade Foden then I'll be running triple Villa (worrying) aha!

    7. Hint
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 10 days ago

      I'd do Foden to Barkley (if you can't afford Grealish) and maybe sub out Steer as that third Villa spot might come in handy.

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

      I think you need some City unless you’re planning Kane to Aguero. Their fixtures after the Liverpool game are too good

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

    56X2 for my captain this season.

    112 points in 5 gws.

    Should be pleased with that?

    So Salah, Son or Kane for captain gw6?

    1. fish&chips
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Much better than my 60

    2. CrouchDown
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Has to be Salah

  4. BucketHead
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Hi guy's
    Can do Ings to Kane for free or do Brewster and taa to Kane and up to 5.8def

    What's best??
    Pool cover is Salah and taa

    1. Stormbringer22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Ings to Kane. Keep TAA for SHU

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

      Would keep TAA for 2 more games at least.
      I feel a haul is coming.

      1. Stormbringer22
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 10 days ago

        As a TAA owner who intends to keep for at least those 2 games, I hope you are right!

      2. Hakim Ziyech
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Hmmm...

        If you keep then I will do the same, honey

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

          Nice

    3. Tsparkes10
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Brewster out and either Chillwell or reguillon in

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

    Somehow looking at a green arrow after taking a -8 and getting rid of Werner & Adam’s 3 goals and 2 assists... this bizarre season shows no signs of settling down does it!

    1. Stormbringer22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Good going mate! Did you bring in Kane captain? That would be why probably

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

        Yep! Still a shame I did Adams to Watkins so missed out on a decent chunk of points there but can’t complain too much

        1. Stormbringer22
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Adams to Watkins made a lot of sense, I think you did nothing wrong. You couldn't have predicted what happened

        2. Pumpy Pro
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          "Can't complain too much "

          Where is the real Bubz? Have you hacked his account 😉

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

            😆

    2. fish&chips
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Same mate, did a -4 for Werner and Foden to son and Brewster and still looking at a healthy green arrow. Helps to start the week at 4.8m mind you 😉

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

      Can you bring Werner back in alongside Kane? 🙂

      1. Trophé Mourinho
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 10 days ago

        I’ve been thinking about sneaking Werner in to go with Kane and DCL

  6. Goonerly
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    James + Rich --> Digne & DCL a good move for a -4?

    Considering Walker in DEF too... Can't tell who out of SOU or WHU are more likely of not scoring

  7. ShaunGoater123
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Is it worth a -4 to put in either barkley or foden for soucek or bissouma? rest of squad

    McCarthy
    Mitchell / Dallas / TAA / Bellerin
    Salah / Rodriguez / Sterling
    Kane / Jimenez / Brewster

    Button / Bissouma / Soucek / Justin

    1. Trophé Mourinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Not really, Bissouma gets a few shots off tbh, I’d even be tempted to play him this week vs Brom.

  8. Tsparkes10
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    A) Ings to Kane
    B) Barnes, Doh to Bruno, Cash/Coady (-4)

  9. KUNingas
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Which pair better for next week?

    A) Pulisic (mun) + Maupay (WBA)
    B) Trossard (WBA) + Kane (bur) - 4 points

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

      B

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

        Thanks!

    2. Dexters Laboratory
        1 month, 10 days ago

        B

    3. Hakim Ziyech
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Time to ditch Pool defence right?

      Klopp sold Lovren to Zenit when he should have kept him or get someone bin during the transfer window.

      Busy schedule etc... Think Trent is outta my team soon

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

        I think keeping for next two should be fine

      2. Stormbringer22
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 10 days ago

        I am keeping for the next 2 and then may very well ship TAA.

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

        Not yet, 1 or 2 more games for me

      4. Bubz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Their fixtures are pretty decent... Robbo is looking like a man possessed as well

      5. Hakim Ziyech
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Thanks all

    4. No Professionals
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Not looking good for Doherty is it. With hindsight trying to replace an attacking but poor defensively full back with an attacking but poor defensively full back wasn’t the best move.

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

        Aurier will definitely lose his place to Doherty after yesterday

        1. No Professionals
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          And then vice versa

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

        It’s pretty spectacular fall from grace isn’t

        It’s equally v strange of Mouronhio to buy him and then give up on him after 3 weeks

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

          Doherty almost scored on his debut but Pickford made a lucky save. From that moment it's all been downhill for him unfortunately.

      3. Kannbury
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Can see Doherty and Aurier rotation and lack of clean sheets making neither a good option.

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

            Has been the case with Spurs wb:s for many seasons. Only to own if the other is injured for longer term.

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

        16' Spurs 3-0 Westham
        72' Bale in
        FT Spurs 3-3 Westham

        Truly an impact player.

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

          As debuts go - I’ve seen better!

        2. Stormbringer22
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 10 days ago

          His miss near the end didn't help, did it

          1. No Professionals
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            It was a sitter really, think the decent bit of footwork to create the space meant he didn’t get as much criticism for the miss.

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

        Martinez
        TAA Saiss Lamptey James Mitchell
        Salah KDB Son Foden Anguissa
        Watkins Jimenez DCL

        A KDB to Mane
        B KDB & Jimenez to J Rodriguez & Kane (-4)

      6. Denver Omelette
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 10 days ago

        With Palace defence looks kinda legit, which one would you start next gw:
        A. Mitchell vs Fulham (A)
        B. Dallas vs Villa (A)

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

          A use Mitchell while you can before PVA replaces him

          1. CrouchDown
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Will PVA not replace him next week?

            He was on the bench yesterday

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

              He just recovered from injury, regaining fitness. He is too good to sit on the bench

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

        In GW6...

        Start Mitchell or Bissouma?

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

          Is Mitchell gonna start?

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

            That’s my doubt... But I guess or starts or gets a no-show probably, no?

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

              That is something I thought with Reece James this week and benched Robbo...

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

        A) Bruno to Mane (no Salah)
        B) Jimmy to Kane (have Son)
        C) WC

        McCarthy Button
        TAA James Ayling CTaylor Mitchell
        Sterling Bruno Son Soucek Bissouma
        DCL Antonio Jimmy

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

          why on earth would anyone ship Bruno? People should be finding a way to bring him in. Fixture proof

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

            This

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

            He's got 31 points which doesn't justify his price tag, with harder games and fixture congestion on the horizon. Definitely one I'll look at in due course but he's hardly essential.

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

          Bruno to Mane is a backwards move for me, let alone sideways

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

            he'll be 12 million next season in FPL

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

          So, go without Liverpool mid?

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

          I kinda like Bruno > Mane.

          I know lots will advocate keeping, but the fixtures swing nicely for Mane, he has the highest non-penalty xG in the game. The stats are there, the fixtures are there, he's a differential. I like the move.

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

            Cheers.
            Actually tempted by:
            Sterling and Jimmy to Mane and Kun (-4)

          2. baps hunter
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Still, getting Kane is the priority.

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

          Sterling to Mane?

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

        Mitchell

        A) will he start this week?
        B) if yes to A when does he lose his place?

        1. Stormbringer22
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 10 days ago

          PvA should be back in

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

            Pva could play wing

      10. Karan14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Jimenez (NEW) & TAA (SHU) ➡️
        Kane (bur) & 5.4m def (Dallas?)

        Worth -4 this week?

        1. Stormbringer22
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Don't think so this week

          1. Karan14
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            I kind of agree with that.

        2. No Professionals
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Not this week, as long as you have salah or son for the captaincy.

          Do it for free the week after, will feel loads better.

          1. Karan14
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Yes I have Salah, Mane & Son for the armband. Yup the fixtures look better to do it next week.

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

          Next Gameweek for sure, hold this GW will be the best one !!!

          1. Karan14
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Yup I think I will hold this week and try not to knee jerk. Cheers mate!

      11. Zrinkec
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Any templates for champions league? 😀

          1. Little Red Lacazette
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Haa, I am looking for one.

            1. Zrinkec
                1 month, 10 days ago

                Same not famiiar enough with sll champions league teams to find good picks myself honestly.

          2. antis0cial
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Either of these or just hold the knees and wait for KDB update?

            A) Kdb + Brewster to Soucek + Kane (-4)
            B) Kdb + Watkins to Barkley + Kane (-4)

            Martinez
            TAA Digne Saiss
            Salah Son Hamez Grealish *Kdb
            DCL Watkins

            Ayling Mitchel Brewster

            1. Zrinkec
                1 month, 10 days ago

                Wait news from KDB obvsly.

              • Stormbringer22
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 10 days ago

                Wait I think. KDB may be back. Also, you probably only recently brought in Watkins/Brewster for a reason (either team structure or goal threat). I get the temptation to shift the funds up front but wait until Friday if you can

                1. antis0cial
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  Thanks, yeah had brewster but just brought in Watkins as I like Villa, they look strong this season. Just the way Grealish and Barkley hold onto the ball I'm now not convinced how many chances he will get. Kane is on fire and I'm not sure if I can keep ignoring him.

              • Dexters Laboratory
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  No rush, wait until after the Champions league games

              • Stormbringer22
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 10 days ago

                Who is (or going to be soon) your most expensive defender? I guess a big chunk of us still have TAA but we are all considering shipping after the next 2 if he does nothing. I am considering either Chilwell or PvA which will be my most expensive defender...

                Shame you can't play a 2-5-3 😀

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

                  Chilwell my most expensive

                2. Dexters Laboratory
                    1 month, 10 days ago

                    Agree XD So many attackers, So few slots. Chilwell probably going to be mine too

                    1. Zrinkec
                        1 month, 10 days ago

                        Robertson for now he is playing so attacking i cant avoid him especially before SHU and WHU.

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

                      Robertson seems the one to have currently - looks a different beast to last year. So I’m on

                      7.0, 5.5, 4.5, 4.5, 4.0

                      That’s the maximum I’d want in defence currently

                  • Rains of Castamere
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 10 days ago

                    "Too many players selected from Aston Villa"

                    7 words I never thought I'd see. Totally forgot I had Steer sat there as my Martinez back-up wasting a now-in-vogue Villa spot!

                    1. Rains of Castamere
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 10 days ago

                      Have Barkley too. Was contemplating adding Konsa.

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

                      I’ve got triple Villa and triple Brighton ... on purpose!!

                      It’s a strange season 🙂

                  • ASOUSA12
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 10 days ago

                    Hello Guys, any help appreciated:

                    McCarthy
                    TAA Ayling Robbo
                    Son Fernandes Havertz Foden
                    Werner DCL Adams

                    Steer Mitchell Bissouma Vinagre

                    1FT
                    £2.4M ITB

                    1) Bank FT
                    2) Foden -> Rodriguez
                    3) McCarthy -> Martinez

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

                      1
                      Foden seems getting minutes & also looks sharp somehow, worth monitoring further few weeks.

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

                      1 is good for now

                    3. Super Saints
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 10 days ago

                      I'd get James before he rises again

                      1. ASOUSA12
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 10 days ago

                        Rodriguez is my main priority and Foden is a transfer waiting to happen with all their rotation and now they have a recognised striker

                  • Ëð
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 10 days ago

                    How to use FT

                    A) Jimenez -> Kane
                    B) Podence -> James Rod

                    Already have spurs and Everton cover in the form of Son and DCL

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

                      Personally I'd go Kane

                    2. Dexters Laboratory
                        1 month, 10 days ago

                        Wait and see how tonight's game goes first, if either scores it'll sway your decision

                      • Super Saints
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 10 days ago

                        Should be able to tell after tonight but Kane with those fixtures

                      • Rains of Castamere
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 10 days ago

                        Kane is on fire but losing Jimenez ahead of NEW just seems wrong to me. He could easily outscore Kane next weekend.

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

                          He'd also be losing Podence for the same fixture.

                          I'd probably do Podence > Hot Rod because it's a clearer upgrade.

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

                          I agree, maybe the podence move is the most obvious

                    3. Super Saints
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 10 days ago

                      Who to sell for Kane?

                      A. Vardy
                      B. Jiminez

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

                        Wait and see how Wolves look tonight

                      2. Dexters Laboratory
                          1 month, 10 days ago

                          A

                        • Bubz
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 7 Years
                          1 month, 10 days ago

                          A

                        • Kannbury
                            1 month, 10 days ago

                            A.

                        • OleGGMU
                          • 1 Year
                          1 month, 10 days ago

                          Current XI
                          Ryan
                          Taa, Chill, Dallas
                          Salah, Son, JRod, Barnes, KDB*
                          DCL, Bamford
                          Bench : Butts, Watkins*, Justin, Fergie
                          0.1 itb

                          Looking to ship KDB and maybe Watkins
                          Pick a replacement for KDB
                          A)Sterling
                          B) Grealish (enables watkins to ings/Vardy)
                          C) Havertz (enables watkins to Ings)
                          D)6.8 mid (enables watkins to Kane)

                          Highly tempted to -8 and ship TAA aswell
                          which enables 5m def+sterl +ings/5.9def +havertz+Kane

                          Advice much appreciated lads

                        • The Handsome Hunk
                          • 6 Years
                          1 month, 10 days ago

                          Which is the better FT option?

                          A Mane home to Sheff Utd & West Ham
                          B Sterling away to West Ham & Sheff Utd

                          OR

                          KDB + Jiminez to Kane + Rashford(-4)

                          1. Rains of Castamere
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 5 Years
                            1 month, 10 days ago

                            Mane, IMO.

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

                          Don't ask me how I got here but...

                          Which 2 would you play next week

                          Mitrovic Zaha (playing each other)
                          Foden (at hammers)

                          Thanks

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

                            I’d bench Mitrovic out of those 3

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

                            Oh no. Disaster bench headache.

                            Benching Mitro for sure.

                          3. The Knights Template
                            • 7 Years
                            1 month, 10 days ago

                            Foden zaha

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

                            Thanks guys

                        • BIG TONES
                          • 6 Years
                          1 month, 10 days ago

                          2FT

                          A) Jiminez + TAA > Kane + Defender up to 5.3

                          B) Barnes + TAA > Son + Defender up to 5.2

                        • Miguel Sanchez
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 4 Years
                          1 month, 10 days ago

                          Hold one:

                          A) Ings (form)
                          B) Jimenez (fixtures)

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

                            Ings , form beats fixtures and i like that he has been quitely ticking away whilst players have looked elsewhere for striker options, jimi is now a monitor player for me rather than a " get in now" fpl asset