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.

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2,009 Comments Post a Comment
  1. The Man Pastore
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Here is my team :

    Ramsdale
    TAA Justin KWP Taylor Ferguson
    Sterling Son Barnes Pereira Bissouma
    Kane Jimenez Adams

    1FT / 2.6ITB

    Should I do Barnes --> Pulisic/Rashford/Grealish/Barkley for FT

    Or should I WC to get this team :

    Martinez
    Robertson Saiss Kilman
    Salah Son Pulisic Barkley
    Kane Jimenez Watkins

    Caprile Lamptey Mitchell Burke

    0.4ITB

    1. sminkypinky
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      I don't see the big upside in that wc team tbh. Use the the one ft on Grealish

  2. 007 [RoboKlopp]
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    A. Ings -> Kane
    B. Jimenez -> Kane

    Ta.

    1. fish&chips
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Tough one. Jimmy better fixtures but ings better form

      1. sminkypinky
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        This. I thought Kane would rise last night so went Jimmy to Kane. Just think wolves looked a bit toothless, hence kept Dings.

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

      B

    3. IRBOX ⚽
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Ings has two of the best defences in the league up next. Definitely keep Jimenez

      1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Would you consider doing Ings to DCL for a hit or is that just madness?

  3. fish&chips
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Jimmy & James -> kilman & Kane (-4)

    1. 007 [RoboKlopp]
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Yes

    2. sminkypinky
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Yeah

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

      I won't be sure about Kilman minutes but Looks good yeah. I'd rather get Ferguson tbh.

      Need more information on Kilman if anyone knows whether he'll stay in the 11

      1. fish&chips
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Fair points. Will give me triple wolves defence at well 😀

        Any idea when Ferguson is due back?

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

          No idea mate
          Sorry. I have him on 3rd bench spot 😀

          1. fish&chips
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Short term cover is priority for me so I guess kilman is the best option.

            Based on my transfers so far this season it's bound to backfire whatever I do :p

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

              Ha ha
              GL !

    4. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Yes

  4. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Those who still have WC, when do you plan to use it?

    1. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Activating this week

    2. waldo666
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Leading into Christmas.

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

      Someone mentioned leading up to GW 16-18 or so where there are double gws and blanks may be a huge upside. I’m looking at that but it also depends on how big a fire there is to put out along the way

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

    Capping Mo or Kane?

    1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Mo for me

    2. Over Midwicket
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Gotta be Kane in his away form.. Cmon.

    3. waldo666
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Mo

    4. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Has to be Mo ; can’t see Burnley parting the waves.

      1. Make United Great Again
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        They said this about West Ham too on here lol

        1. Bushwhacker
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 6 days ago

          West Ham don’t play like Burnley.

    5. Puntillimon
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Mo. I think pool will be going to score more knowing they prob can’t keep a cleanie. Although by that same logic, that might apply to kane too.

      1. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Guarantee Brewster will score at Anfield.

        1. Puntillimon
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Lol. Sure

    6. Make United Great Again
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Kane

  6. Holmes
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Straight comparison, who would you prefer between Bruno and Sterling?

    Asked yesterday, Bruno was the popular choice (maybe due to his haul)

    1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Sterling if it's a straight comparison.

    2. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Bruno for sure long term

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

      This is the same question I'm asking myself.

      It's rather United attacker vs City attacker for me.

      Thing with Bruno is you get assurance of minutes & pens (he won't be off them unless he misses next 2 😉 )

      1. Holmes
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Wonder if dropping Salah and going with both is the risk worth taking.

        Felt like Sheffield and West Ham's right side is pretty weak.

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

          I won't let Salah go for anyone atm. He's in good goalscoring form. Taking chances in a flash.

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

          Definitely not imo

    4. waldo666
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Bruno

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

      Def Sterling unless MUN start showing some form and consistency

    6. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Sterling, especially if KdB returns fast. United were awful for 80 minutes against probably the worst performance of any team in the league this year.

    7. Make United Great Again
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Bruno. The guys numbers are ridiculous. Always leaves with a goal or assist somehow - regardless of how United play

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

    Over 100pts behind in my mini league. 3.7 mill OA

    Still have WC.

    Possible to catch the mini league leaders ?

    Posible to still get into the top 50k ?

    Thanks for any replies

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

      Easily

    2. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Yes and yes.
      If they can get 100 points ahead of you in 5 weeks you can surely catch them in 33 weeks.

    3. Poison Apple
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      A captain swing can be more than 10pts. N u just need to hit tat a few times plus some differentials. Do-able with more than 30gw left.

    4. Rasping Drive
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      You can still manage top 5k, no problem

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

        Thanks for the incouragement. Many thanks ppl

        1. Rasping Drive
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          I was in exactly the same position as you last season at this stage. Finished just outside 4k. Good luck!

  8. thepirates
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Play two of theese lads in gw 6:

    Kilman (New)
    Mitchell (Ful)
    Chillwell (Mun)
    Watkins (Lee)

    1. Over Midwicket
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Acd

    2. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      the last two

  9. Hotdogs for Tea
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Always nice when you have a couple of players in the last game of the game week pop up with some points ... thanks Taylor & Jimenez 🙂

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

      was lovely to wake up this morning and find my double Wolves defence kept another CS 🙂

      1. Hotdogs for Tea
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        very nice indeed

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

    hello dz, how did Wolves play earlier? Wondering if I should move on from my triple wolves assets with the Newcastle home game upcoming. Thanks!

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 6 days ago

      First half they were abject. Second half pretty good. Newcastle will park the bus so a totally different proposition ; but if they play as bad as they did against United then Wolves could score big.

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

        thanks!

  11. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Feel like next GW will be great for the FPL community

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

      That’s the spirit

    2. Puntillimon
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      I can’t wait for the next games to start

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

        It's an early deadline 😉

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

    Finally got rid of Vinagre, for Killman!
    Hope it pays off and he continues to play...

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

      Once Marcal gets up to speed he'll be dropped I'd reckon mate

  13. Hakim Ziyech
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Which Wolves defender is the best to get?
    Not interested in the overrated Semedo

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Saiss then innit.

      1. Hakim Ziyech
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Thanks. I think Saïss matters

    2. Over Midwicket
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Kilman for the lolz

      1. Hakim Ziyech
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Yeah, Kilman was fantastic last night but 1 bad performance & he is back on the bench.

        Think it is between Saïss or Boly, inclined to make the switch for Saïss

  14. French Gooner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Good morning DZ, Hope many of you had a great GW.

    Moving forwards would you rather play:
    A) 3-5-2
    B) 3-4-3

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

      Plenty of strikers available this season making me lean towards B

      1. Lucky Z
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        MFs looks more firing though

    2. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      343

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

      Close call. Gone A.

    4. French Gooner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Currently on a 3-4-3 with
      Werner Jimenez & DCL but considering shifting Werner to Brewster to get another premium mid like Mane or Sterling ....
      Thoughts ?

      1. Hotdogs for Tea
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Kane DCL and one of Wilson, Maupay, Antonio etc. or the cheaper Watkins or Bamford seems the optimum price per points option ?

    5. Hakim Ziyech
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 6 days ago

      A

  15. Disturbed
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Good to go this gw barring any midweek injuries? 1ft, 0.4m itb.

    martinez
    robbo lamptey ward
    salah son pulisic james grealish
    kane dcl

    forster dallas brewster branthwaite

  16. POGBOOM KEBABOOM
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    This week play podence or mitchell?

  17. Hakim Ziyech
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Barkley on spot kick duty is a bargain, yeah?

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

      he is on spot kick? who say?

      1. Hakim Ziyech
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 6 days ago

        I spoke with him last night

  18. Hotdogs for Tea
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Brewster looked lost in his 25 min cameo, didn’t know where to be on the pitch, very small & frail and bullied a bit too ... not sure he is going to be the answer to ‘what is the best option up front‘ when mid priced options like Maupay, Wilson & DCL are all in the top 10 FPL scorers (and outscoring the mids in their price range) so far and Kane ripping it up too

    Watch & wait for Brewster to find his feet?

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

      I wouldn't be rushing to bring him in but he still seems like a nice 1st bench option

      1. Hotdogs for Tea
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        A 6.5 forward & 4.5 benched mid seems to be scoring more than a 6.5 mid & a 4.5 benched forward ... unless Brewster is starting in your team then he is just the same as any bench fodder except you may get some jammy bench points if he starts scoring

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

          I'd consider Foden + Brewster better than Mitro/Wilson + Bissouma but that's just me.

          1. Hotdogs for Tea
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            who said Mitro ? 😉

            I would prefer a nailed Wilson on penalties to a rotated Foden (assuming both Biss & Brewster on the bench), actually he has scored almost double what Foden has scored

            If Brewster starts getting points to be a genuine starting 3rd forward option then he is a no brainer and FPL Gold

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

              Future points > past points

              Foden's got 11 starts in his last 14, I suspect the hauls are inevitable especially after his performance against Arsenal. Don't like Wilson at all due to Newcastle and Brucey. He's got points but the underlying numbers are poor iirc

              1. Hotdogs for Tea
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 6 days ago

                City soon to have most mids & forwards available (not sure about KDB?) so with Aguero & 7 other front line mids I am not sure he will start much more than two in every three games.

                I don’t want my 3td or 4th midfielder on my bench at 6.5 million

                But if he is a regular great, just don’t see it really

                1. Hotdogs for Tea
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  24 days, 22 hours ago

                  oops .... Foden rotated again - maybe points off the bench again though 🙂

              2. Hotdogs for Tea
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 2 days ago

                oops ... Foden

                1. Flair
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  1 month, 1 day ago

                  You were saying?

                  1. Hotdogs for Tea
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 1 day ago

                    Aguero injured though ... think I was right about his minutes 😉

                    1. Flair
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      1 month, 1 day ago

                      Not on the returns 😛

                  2. Hotdogs for Tea
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    16 days, 18 hours ago

                    oops 😉

              3. Hotdogs for Tea
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                24 days, 22 hours ago

                oops .... Foden rotated again, maybe points off the bench again though

              4. Hotdogs for Tea
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                3 days, 17 hours ago

                Foden seems to have lost his place ?

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

      He's fodder until he does something.

    3. Over Midwicket
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      He looked awful. Can't believe I have him as a starter in my team.. Avoid

    4. Puntillimon
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      I agree. I like the 3 up top option

    5. Make United Great Again
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      I see him as a good bench fodder. Nothing more

    6. Rasping Drive
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      I brought him in on my WC in GW3. If I didn’t have him, I wouldn’t be in a rush to get him in, not with SHU’s fixtures anyway. I wouldn’t read too much into his cameo, either. Boy’s a natural.

    7. Hakim Ziyech
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Brewster is just another overrated English footballer. It makes no sense to wait for him to find his feet

      1. Rasping Drive
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        How many games have you seen him play?

        1. Zim0
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Exactly why he's being overrated here. He's done nothing of note

          1. Rasping Drive
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            You’ve also got people writing him off after a 20 minute cameo. Ludicrous.

        2. Hotdogs for Tea
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Swansea fan here, about 20 games.

          He certainly knows where the net is (so did McBurnie for us) but his all round contribution is poor

      2. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Clueless.

    8. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Will score at Anfield this week. Guaranteed.

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

      If we can play all out attack every GW he is bad option,if not good option.

    10. Dr Van Nostrand
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      What do you want for a 4.5 forward. Just be glad he even started

  19. Over Midwicket
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Anyone getting in Cresswell? Fancy them to get a result at an out of sorts City and Pool and then it's a sea of green. On all set pieces and a bap monster.

    1. Puntillimon
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      I don’t trust the west ham defence, but from the eye test he’ll be getting plenty of assists

    2. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      waiting for the sea of green, no need to rush it with someone like him. He did look very attacking though

      1. Over Midwicket
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        And he's playing LCB with Masuaku as LWB

  20. Jurgen Flopp
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Townsend (I know) to Barkley or McGinn for free?

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

      of course barkley

  21. SHOWSTOPPERRR
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Good week with 89 points..wc Team..oly concerns moving forward is no hames and how to get rid of Dallas..Got wrong with that pick ayling was the one to go..

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

      if wolves didnt score, dallas was on 2 bonus..

  22. TorresMagic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Play Chilwell(man utd) or Lamptey(WBA)?

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

      Lamptey for sure

    2. Jurgen Flopp
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Chilwell. Although I'm a United fan but can't get myself to bench him when he looks so good going forward. Its really a coin toss though.

    3. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Lamptey

    4. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Lamptey

      Chillwell & Pulisic won't find a way out of AWB's pocket.

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

        LOL!

    5. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Chilwell ; could haul

  23. George James
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Best pair?

    A) Foden + Barkley

    B) Grealish + Podence

  24. Puntillimon
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Anybody in top 10k over here? Do you feel a pressure to make aggressive moves to keep your spot or are you happy playing it safe?

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

      Play your game,playing safe could backfire too.

  25. HollywoodXI
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Pulled the trigger last night on KDB and Ings to Mahrez and Kane. Couldn’t let Kane run away from me this week in price. He looks too good to ignore.

    1. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      be a shame if he picks up a knock mid week

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

        That’s the risk. Eye test, stats, form and fixtures make it a risk worth taking I think.

        1. Hotdogs for Tea
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          For sure worth getting, I will get him later in the week for a hit when I know he his fit & available ... don’t want to take another hit to sell him if gets injured

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

            Sensible. I had exact funds to do my move and it looked like Kane was going up in price last night.

  26. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Surely Liverpool hit 4+ past a dreadful Sheffield United side

    1. Puntillimon
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Trent with the assists?

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

        Right onto Mane's head

    2. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      I really hope so.

      Got a big captaincy dilemma between Salah & Mane.

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

        Sheffield United are weaker down that right side and Salah has pens so I'd take the former

    3. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 6 days ago

      3-1

  27. Reyson
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    martinez
    saiss lamptey chilwell
    pulisic salah son grealish
    kane dcl maupay

    subs: steer asm dallas kwp

    keep faith with pulisic?

    1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Yes

    2. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Yup

  28. KneejerkJoe
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    I kneejerked to catch the price rises last night. Probably wont make up for it this week, but hope in the next 3?

    Did Digne + Klich + Jinenez -》Kilman + Kane + Barkley -8

    Would you bench Kilman or Chillwell?

    Martinez
    Saiss Kilman Lamptey
    Salah Sterling Son Hames Barkley

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

      Martinez
      Saiss Kilman Lamptey
      Salah Sterling Son Hames Barkley
      Kane DCL
      ...Steer Chillwell Brewster Justin

  29. cnewman7
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    What do do here? Good start sitting at 120k but just feel like I’m missing the high-owned players who are performing (mainly Kane and DCL). Also no LIV defence with 2 plump home fixtures concerns me.

    1FT 4.7ITB

    Ryan
    Saiss Digne KWP
    Salah Son Grealish Podence
    Werner Jimi Mitro

    A) Save FT
    B) Wildcard
    C) Take a punt on Mitro —> Aguero
    D) Other

    1. cnewman7
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Note bench

      McCarthy Bissouma Justin Ferg

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

      D) Mitro to Kane

    3. parkin' the bus
        1 month, 6 days ago

        C

      • Make America Greta Again
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        I'd get Kane in even if it needs the - 4.

    4. parkin' the bus
        1 month, 6 days ago

        In a dillema here, bamford or watkins?

        1. Bushwhacker
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Neither