Scout Notes

Which of Villa’s FPL assets impressed in their win over Vardy-less Leicester?

Leicester City 0-1 Aston Villa

  • Goals: Ross Barkley (£5.9m)
  • Assists: John McGinn (£5.5m)
  • Bonus: Barkley x3, Emiliano Martinez (£4.7m) x2, Tyrone Mings (£5.1m) x1, Matty Cash (£5.0m) x1

A 91st-minute winner from Ross Barkley (£5.9m) maintained Aston Villa’s perfect start to the season as Leicester lost at home for the second straight Gameweek.

The Chelsea loanee took John McGinn‘s (£5.5m) pass and drove towards the Foxes box before hitting a low shot past Kasper Schmeichel (£5.5m) into the bottom corner to make it four wins on the trot for Dean Smith’s side.

In a season of drama, controversy and so many goals, Sunday night’s encounter was of the old school – tight, cagey and, at times, rather dull.

But Villa’s win and Leicester’s woes ensured there was plenty of Fantasy interest.

Choices, Choices…

Last year’s main move by many in Fantasy Premier League (FPL) was a double-up on Liverpool defenders, with a third place in people’s squads for one of the Reds’ exalted front three.

Now, there’s a growing argument that a Villa triple-up is required.

Such is their strength at present, there are Fantasy contenders across the pitch.

Emiliano Martinez (£4.7m), who brought in save and bonus points on Sunday, is the leading FPL points scorer among goalkeepers, while Tyrone Mings (£5.1m) tops the defenders’ chart.

The team also has two midfielders – Jack Grealish (£7.2m) and McGinn – and striker Ollie Watkins (£6.0m) in their respective top tens.

Barkley, with 20 points overall, is close to joining that roll of honour, with 18 of those points having come from his two Villa games, both of which he’s scored in.

The key question is whether Villa’s form is sustainable.

Manager Smith is, as you’d expect, not getting carried away:

To come here, keep a clean sheet and play as well as we did is very pleasing. It’s important we keep our feet firmly on the ground and stay humble.

But with a fine fixture list all the way through to Boxing Day, the prospects of more of the same from Villa look very strong indeed.

McGinn The Groove

How to tap into all this is good stuff is tricky.

Grealish’s 24-point haul against Liverpool meant he went into the Leicester game with double the owners and his blank on Sunday hasn’t dampened managers’ enthusiasm – he’s again in the top five for transfers-in and his price has risen as a result.

The midfielder is all boom and bust so far. Other than his monster haul against Liverpool, he’s managed one eight-pointer and two blanks and he didn’t have a single shot at the King Power Stadium.

In fact, he had a poor game by his standards, with too many wrong choices made in the final third, mostly involving him holding on to the ball for far too long.

But his overall stats for the season – 14 chances created and nine attempts – are strong enough to ensure his 21% ownership will only rise at present.

The same cannot be said of Sunday’s assister, McGinn.

Five Villa players are currently in the top 30 for Gameweek 6 purchases. The 1.5%-owned McGinn is not one of them.

And yet the midfielder has been very consistent, with three straight returns, two of which were for double-digit hauls.

He now has a goal and four assists to his name this season and only Harry Kane (£10.7m) has set up more goals (seven).

Grealish is catching the eye and hoovering up the managers. McGinn remains the differential and currently frees up £1.7m in funds as well.

As for match-winner Barkley, Smith was generous with his praise:

We have seen Ross Barkley do that enough times for Everton and Chelsea so we are pleased he did it for us. It was touch and go whether he started. He had a knock to the knee, but a great goal and a real battling performance by the whole team.

But the midfielder’s previous record of burning brightly and then producing very little has clearly scarred FPL managers as he’s barely out-performing McGinn for purchases at present.

Pick A Defender, Any Defender

As well as being the leading FPL goalkeeper in terms of points, Martinez is also the most popular, with 21.6% ownership (and rising).

But you have to scroll a long way down the defenders list to find Villa names, with Mings (6.7%) and Ezri Konsa (£4.6m and 6.1%) the first to appear, even though the team has kept a league-leading three clean sheets.

The pair also lead the way among Villa’s backline for points – 30 and 28 respectively – with Matty Cash (18 points) and Matt Targett (£4.5m and 17pts) yet to produce attacking returns.

Targett, however, had two shots against the Foxes – no Villa player had more – while Cash has created four chances this season.

In terms of attacking points, the full-backs’ time will come, you feel, and Targett’s price tag could be a key factor for many.

No Vardy, No Party

Leicester out-shot their visitors 11-10, but barely stretched Martinez, a Youri Tielemans (£6.4m) effort the toughest of the five saves he had to make.

Much of the reason for that was down to the absence, with a calf injury, of striker Jamie Vardy (£10.1m).

Leicester started the season by scoring 12 goals in their first three matches, with five of them coming from the forward.

A deep-lying West Ham foiled the Foxes in Gameweek 4, but with no Vardy on Sunday, Villa could keep a higher line and not worry about being hurt in behind by Leicester’s other strikers, Kelechi Iheanacho (£5.7m) and Islam Slimani (£5.0m), who managed just two shots between them.

Foxes boss Brendan Rodgers delivered the latest news on Vardy post-match.

Jamie will probably miss Thursday (Europa League). It’s a recurrence of a problem he’s had for a number of years with his calves. This isn’t serious, so we’re hopeful he’ll be ready for the next league game.

That will be music to the ears of his 22.5% ownership, although a trip to a defensively-improved Arsenal next week is not the fixture for forwards it was last season.

Leicester’s squad is fairly strong, which is just as well with a growing injury list for Rodgers to manage, but they are not the same threat without Vardy to lead the line and stretch defences.

Fofana Impresses

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Another key man out injured, the 7.5%-owned Caglar Soyuncu (£5.5m), will not be returning any time soon, as Rodgers confirmed:

Caglar is more serious. The muscle has come right off the bone so he could be three months out.

His absence meant a debut for £32m Saint-Etienne signing Wesley Fofana (£5.0m), and the teenager was, generally, immaculate.

Rodgers was certainly a happy manager:

He was outstanding. Supporters will have great joy watching him. He’s got huge potential and he’ll be a big player for our future.

So while Vardy was sorely missed, Fofana ensured Soyuncu’s absence was fully covered – a welcome piece of news for the 20%+ of FPL managers hoping for future clean sheets from full-backs Timothy Castagne (£5.8m) and James Justin (£4.8m).


Leicester City XI (4-5-1): Schmeichel; Justin, Evans, Fofana, Castagne; Tielemans, Mendy (Choudhury 78′), Praet (Maddison 68′), Perez, Barnes, Iheanacho (Slimani 71′).

Aston Villa XI (4-5-1): Martinez; Cash, Konsa, Mings, Targett; Luiz, McGinn, Trezeguet (Traore 81′), Barkley, Grealish; Watkins.

PREMIUM MEMBERS ANALYSIS

LESSONS LEARNED FROM FPL GAMEWEEK 5

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  1. Manani
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Jimenez>Kane a no brainer right?
    Starting 11 for next week if I do the transfer:

    Martinez
    TAA Saiss Lamperty
    Barnes Salah Son Foden Podence
    DCL Kane

    1. waldo666
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Definitely not a no brainer considering the difference in price and Jimenez's kind fixtures over the next couple.

    2. Begbie.
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Yes. Kane, unlike Jimenez, actually hauls and is a reliable captain choice.

    3. panda07
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      I'd do it but wait til Friday

    4. Bobby_Styles
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Mo and Panda nailed it

  2. Jam0sh
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Hello guys. What would you do here?

    McCarthy
    Saiss, Chillwell, TAA
    Barnes, Salah, Son, James
    DCL, Werner, Adams

    Subs --- Button, Bissouma, KWP, Mitchell --- 1 FT, 2.1 ITB

    A) Werner -> Kane
    B) TAA & Adams -> Kane & Targett (-4)
    C) Something else, what?

    1. Tempestic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      B does look tasty

  3. panda07
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Ok to save this week or should I do something with Trent or PVA?

    1 FT 0.1ITB

    Martinez
    TAA Robbo Dallas Mitchell
    Salah Son James Grealish
    Kane DCL

    Forster PVA Soucek Brewster

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

    Last Man Standing GW5 (around 3400 entries)

    Safety score = 51
    LMS average = 72.76 (-2.35) = 70.41
    Top score = 110

    Roughly 217 teams to be removed, just under 3200 through to GW6.

      1. Tsparkes10
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Where can I found Ss for each week

          1. Tsparkes10
            • 3 Years
            1 year, 1 month ago

            Ty

            1. Tsparkes10
              • 3 Years
              1 year, 1 month ago

              Survived gw1 on the dot. Glad to be back and part of it hehe

    1. Tsparkes10
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Can we still enter mate?

  5. Scratch
    • 12 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Can't make up my mind what to do

    Meslier / McCarthy
    TAA, Justin, Saiss (Lascelles, Ferguson)
    Pulisic, Salah, Son, James R (Reed)
    Wilson, Mitrovic, Jimenez

    A. Ferguson - Kilman
    B. Jimenez -> Kane
    C. TAA & Mitrovic -> Kilman & Kane

    1. Tempestic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Dont waste a transfer on A, high impact moves should be your priority

    2. Begbie.
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Kilman is only playing because Marcal isn't fit yet. Total waste of a transfer considering your back 3 is decent anyway.

      B is the move to make.

      1. Scratch
        • 12 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Wouldn't be so sure Kilman is bait. He's played very well since being given the opportunity.

    3. panda07
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      How many FT's?

      1. Scratch
        • 12 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Just the one

        1. panda07
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 year, 1 month ago

          B then

        2. waldo666
          • 11 Years
          1 year, 1 month ago

          In that case it's a save for mine.

    4. jia you (The No BS League -…
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      A seems a bit poinless
      B is losing Jimenez ahead of a great fixture
      C is losing Trent ahead of a great fixture

      I'm tempted by Kane and have the money itb for the Jimenez straight swap but think I'll hold off

      1. Scratch
        • 12 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Wasn't particularly impressed with Jimenez or indeed Wolves the past few weeks.

  6. Tempestic
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Off the back of a worldie gw should I look at doing anything here?
    1FT 0ITB
    Martinez (Forster)
    Saiss James* Lamptey KWP Mitchell
    Salah Sterling Son Barkley (Burke)
    Werner Jimenez DCL

    James is an issue but not a whole lot around the 5M range. Really would like Kane in but unsure how
    thanks in advance 🙂

    1. RedAlpha10
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Richarlison + Jiminez > Kane + Antonio, worth the -4?

      1. Tempestic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        ay?
        Presume this is a reply fail but I'd say yes

        1. RedAlpha10
          • 2 Years
          1 year, 1 month ago

          Yes it is, sorry...

          1. Tempestic
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 year, 1 month ago

            all good 🙂

    2. Begbie.
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      James>Coleman if he's fit?

      1. Tempestic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        decent shout, just brave it without Kane then u reckon? Survived it well enough this week tbf

    3. Najoman86
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Brilliant side! Working
      Kane in will take a -4/-8pt hit

      Not sure such a big move is justified

      1. Najoman86
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        I would save the FT, mini-WC for the next gameweek

        1. Tempestic
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 1 month ago

          Yeh think I might do this, lets me stay ahead of the curve that way. Dont need James this week anyways

          1. Tempestic
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 year, 1 month ago

            and already taken the price drop on him

      2. Tempestic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Thank you! Yeh exactly and I dont want to downgrade any of my midfielders and I really cant take any more money out of defence.. would have to be like Jimenez and Werner out which doesnt seem worth when the lads are in form

    4. panda07
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Kane would be nice to have but your team structure doesn't allow it easily unless you swap Sterling out or both Werner and Jimenez. I'd probably leave it as Spurs fixtures turn in GW9.

      1. Tempestic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Good advice thanks, I'm inclined to agree with that approach

    5. jia you (The No BS League -…
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Yeah, James needs to go I reckon...join me on the Wolves defensive double up...rewarded past two GWs and their next two look good for CS also 🙂

      1. Tempestic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Yeh defo looks good for the next 4, not so convinced about medium - long term tho. Defo an option tho

    6. Tsparkes10
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      James to Coady?

      1. Tempestic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Good shout although might be a bit short term with the fixtures. Like to not use as few transfers as I can on my defence

        1. Tsparkes10
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 1 month ago

          Fair enough, thoughts on mine below? Save could be a good option for us both tbh

  7. Tsparkes10
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Hiya lads, decent week on 69 but not sure how I feel about my team. Any thoughts appreciated 🙂 likely to wait until CL games... 1FT 2.8itb

    McCarthy
    Doh TAA Egan
    Podence Grealish Hamez Son
    Werner Ings DCL
    (Nyland, Barnes, KWP, Mitchell)

    A) Egan, Ings to Saiss, Kane
    B) Barnes to Rash
    C) Wc

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

      No plan for Salah against your relegated lot? 😛

      1. Tsparkes10
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Only on a wc, too complicated elsewhere unless I want brewster in which i don’t yet... although he’s getting a hatty this week 😉

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

          Get both, simple. Salah would score 4 goals in that case.

    2. jia you (The No BS League -…
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Good squad, no need to WC, save FT and do a mini WC the week after to freshen it up a bit

      1. Tsparkes10
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Cheers mate, could work I guess

    3. panda07
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Just Ings to Kane and start Mitchell

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

    Early thoughts on this lot?

    Martínez (Forster)
    Alexander-Arnold, Chilwell, Saïss (Lamptey) (Mitchell)
    Grealish, Salah, Podence, Son (Burke)
    Watkins, Jiménez, Calvert-Lewin

    1 FT, 5.5 in bank.

    Wolves could have been much nicer with the offside and saved shot.

    Cheers

    1. Tsparkes10
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Looks good mate, great defence... I’d honestly save or Watkins to Kane

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

        Podence upgrade perhaps?

        1. Tsparkes10
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 1 month ago

          Like his fixture this week, just whether he starts. And not sure who I like around 10m, maybe Bruno

    2. jia you (The No BS League -…
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Same front three as me with plenty itb! I'm tempted to hold Jimenez, ignore Kane, and save FT

      1. jia you (The No BS League -…
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        depends how you rate Hames as an FPL option but Podence to Hames might be decent?

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

          Tempted, see how the week goes.

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

        Yeah, didn't watch Burnley, were they decent? Spurs on Thursday doesn't help them.

        1. panda07
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 year, 1 month ago

          Spurs are playing LASK on Thursday, it would be surprising if Kane starts imo

    3. panda07
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Watkins to Kane maybe

    4. Corona is not good 4 U
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Fantastic team. But I would bring Kane in. The last few weeks it has been painful not to have him and so it can go on.

    5. The Knights Template
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Save

    6. BenDavies
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Got to think Kane is essential at this point given his upcoming fixtures. Watkins to Kane.

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

      Cheers all, maybe something on Friday then.

    8. Najoman86
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Considering the cash held, that's a solid side.

      Watkins > Kane the obvious move. Could very well keep Watkins for LEE/SOU fixtures though.

  9. RedAlpha10
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Richarlison + Jiminez > Kane + Antonio

    1. RedAlpha10
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Thoughts for a -4?

  10. FantasyFootballSprout
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    What’s a better combo guys?

    Rodriguez and Watkins

    Barkley and DCL

    Already own Grealish and Digne fwiw

    1. Najoman86
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      I think there's no need to double-up on Villa attack

      DCL and an alternative MID

      1. FantasyFootballSprout
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        I think they’ve got a perfect blend of fixtures, form and price. Worth the double imo

  11. Najoman86
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    The side continues to stutter along. No Spurs has hurt to date.
    £2.0m in cash, 1FT

    Martinez (Steer)
    TAA Saiss White James Mitchell
    Salah Sterling Barnes Foden (Burke)
    Jimenez DCL Wood

    James/Barnes to

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

      Son + cheapie.

      1. Najoman86
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Thanks TM. Sorry, think I cut my post short.

        Keep Wood another week?

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

          Didn't watch the game but saw Wood hit the bar from comments. Probably a sell though.

          1. Najoman86
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 12 Years
            1 year, 1 month ago

            Cheers mate, appreciate your thoughts

  12. Corona is not good 4 U
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 1 month ago

    McCarthy (Steer)
    Alexander-Arnold, Saiss, Gomez (Mitchell) (Justin)
    Salah (C), Fernandes, Son, Grealish (Bissouma)
    Calvert-Lewin, Wilson, Mitrovic

    Alexander-Arnold and Mitrovic -> Kilman and Kane for -4?

    Thank you!

  13. Sarri-ball
    • 12 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    With james,mitchell, holding

    Is holding to saiss worth a -4?

  14. Freshy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    I know I should dump you TAA.
    Most expensive defender in the game should be giving me more.
    But damn I still love you.

    1. Sarri-ball
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Give him next 2

      1. Freshy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Im afraid his replacement wont perform and he will do better without me

  15. SalahFingers
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Did prices just change an hour early?

    There's some weird numbers on my page. For example, it shows that Mahrez dropped to 8.4 but it's not updated in other places yet.

    1. SalahFingers
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Nevermind.. I think I may have bought him at 8.4 and he went up to 8.5

      and then tonights prices haven't hit yet.

      False alarm.. I think.

  16. Sz21
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    At a real crossroads here.
    1. KDB/Jimenez -> Grealish/Kane (2.1m ITB).
    2. KDB/Adams -> Barkley/ Kane. (0.7m ITB).
    3. Something else. Skip the Kane train.

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

    1. Pep Roulette
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      2

  17. Pukki Blinders
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    How do I fund either Son or Kane here? I’m thinking Barnes goes, but need about 1.5m more to go to Son...

    McCarthy Steer
    TAA Justin Ayling Taylor Lewis
    Salah Sterling Barnes* Soucek Bissouma
    Werner Jimi DCL

    0.9 itb, 2 FTs

    1. BenDavies
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Werner and Barnes out for Kane and McGinn?

    2. Major League Shocker
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Downgrade either TAA or Jimi, your choice!

      1. Pukki Blinders
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        No Werner?

        1. Major League Shocker
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 year, 1 month ago

          Chelsea are all fit now, seems like he should do well.

  18. Taegugk Warrior
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    For -4 hit

    A. KDB+Brewster to Soucek+Kane (343)
    B. KDB+Jimenez to Grealish+Kane (352)

    Salah,KDB*,Hamez,Klich,Son
    DCL,Jimenez*,Brewster*

    1. BenDavies
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      B

      1. Taegugk Warrior
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        so. you think Grealish will give more points than jimenez...?

        1. BenDavies
          • 8 Years
          1 year, 1 month ago

          I think Soucek is a terrible pick for the next two games and I think Grealish can equal or better Jimenez's points for the forseeable future.

  19. Lallana
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Which one?

    1) Barkley + 1.3M
    2) Grealish

    1. BenDavies
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      1

    2. Pep Roulette
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      1

    3. RedAlpha10
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      1

  20. Bruno Bruno!!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    What moves would you make?

    Johstone
    TAA KWP Taylor
    Son Trossard Periera Grealish Salah
    Kane Jiminez

    Button Dier Mitchell Davis

    1FT 1.8m itb

    1. RedAlpha10
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Roll FT

    2. BenDavies
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Trossard out for Barkley?

      1. BenDavies
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Just seen you have Grealish. Maybe save the FT

  21. RedAlpha10
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Thoughts on Bale over Kane?

    1. BenDavies
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Never in a million years

    2. Najoman86
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Not at this stage

  22. Najoman86
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    A. James & Barnes > Targett & Son -4pts
    B. James, Barnes & Wood > Kilman, McGinn & Kane -8pts

    Martinez (Steer)
    TAA Saiss White James Mitchell
    Salah Sterling Barnes Foden (Burke)
    Jimenez DCL Wood

    1. RedAlpha10
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Kilman could lose his place to Marcal even though he did play well a few hours ago

  23. Taegugk Warrior
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    why there is so much love for cresswell..?

    1. BenDavies
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Assist machine playing for a rejuvenated West Ham. Poor fixtures in next two however.

  24. Pep Roulette
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Is this worth it? Tempted by Kun!

    TAA, Barnes & Davis to Targett, Kun & Bissouma for -8.

    (Have Robbo as well)

    1. BenDavies
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Hate bringing in a defender and a non-playing mid for a -8, so it'd have to be a no.

    2. Qaiss
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      TAA could outscore Kun this week

  25. Hits from the Bong
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    £0.2M short of Podence to Bruno. Should I downgrade Soucek?

    Martinez
    Chilwell Sais Dallas
    Salah Son Rodriguez Podence
    Kane DCL Wilson

    Steer Soucek Justin Mitchell

    1. RedAlpha10
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Definitely not, Soucek is a hold for sure

    2. All about the galacticos
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Yes, you'll never start him

      1. Hits from the Bong
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        To BissoumA?

        1. All about the galacticos
          • 7 Years
          1 year, 1 month ago

          I have bissouma, I can't see anything at 4.5m

      2. RedAlpha10
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Oh this is true I didn’t look at your team properly

    3. BenDavies
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Really not sure why you'd bring in Bruno with his next 2 fixtures

      1. Hits from the Bong
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Home against cheese defence sounds delicious

    4. Kloppcorn
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Possibly downgrade Justin or Wilson to someone like kilmann or Watkins

  26. RedAlpha10
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Richarlison + Jiminez > Kane + Antonio worth the -4?

    1. BenDavies
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Not with West Ham's next 2 fixtures, no.

    2. Francescoli
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Is Antonio injured? Seems like he got taken off early this gameweek

  27. Pukki Blinders
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    A) Kane + McGinn
    B) Son + Maupay/Watkins

    1. RedAlpha10
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      B

    2. BenDavies
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      A

  28. fish&chips
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    How likely is kilman to play the next 2?

    I'm tempted to do James, Jimenez-> Kane, kilman (-4). would give me triple wolves defence but might be alright for the next 2. Probably I should just save the FT though.

    Martinez,
    Semedo, Saiss, lamptey,
    Son, Salah (c), Havertz, Sterling,
    Brewster, Jimmy, DCL

    4.0, James, Bissouma, Mitchell

    1FT, 1.5 ITB

    1. Tsparkes10
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Save

      1. fish&chips
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        I think you're right. Did fine without Kane this week

  29. Tsparkes10
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Some seen wolves highlights... Podence looked their best player, definitely starting back over Barnes this week

    1. Kloppcorn
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Still got hooked around for traore too much rotation with the wide players With wolves for my liking

  30. Francescoli
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    If PVA is fit, I’ll need to take a hit to remove Mitchell or play Charlie Taylor.

    In the medium term, who is the best defender that is 4.7 or under? Considering Lamptey, Konsa, Targett, Dallas... Any others? Who would recommend looking at form and upcoming fixtures?.

    1. BenDavies
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Targett

      1. Francescoli
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Love how attacking Lamptey is. Lots of touches in the box. Also seems like Konsa has a bit more goal threat than Targett? Hard decision...

        1. Major League Shocker
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 year, 1 month ago

          Targett is the worst of Villa's defenders for BPS by a significant margin, which doesn't really inspire confidence in his chances of producing attacking returns.