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. FPL Kaka
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    When Pep says Jesus will be out "months" do we think until December or earlier?

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

      Easter

      1. Bruce Lee
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        I got that one bro nice work

    2. Rondon9
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Nov 15

    3. The 12th Man
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      December 25

  2. Tony Martial
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Thoughts??

    are these good moves??

    This week= Wood and VVD ➡️ Cahill (4.5) and Kun -4.
    Following week Maupay ➡️ DCL.

    1. Rondon9
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Got Kane?

      1. Tony Martial
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Yep got Kane

    2. The 12th Man
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Confident with the Kun pick?

      1. Tony Martial
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        I actually am great differential with two great fixtures coming up?

        What do you think?

        1. The 12th Man
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          I’d rather have Sterling but Kun could be great if fully fit.

          On form I’d go Kane at the moment.

          1. Tony Martial
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Need a ST.

            Have Kane aswell

            Thanks and I agree

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

      There are way better 4.5 picks than cahill.

      1. Tony Martial
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Like ?

    4. Balls of Steel
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Kun will take a few weeks to get his match fitness and fully up to speed, I would hold off..

  3. nadman89
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    konsa and .5 in the bank or mings?

    1. Gazza2000
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Konsa

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

      Targett

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

      Targ

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

    Everton v Man Utd
    Leicester v Wolves
    Man City v Liverpool

    West Brom v Tottenham
    Chelsea v Sheffield Utd

    GW 8 will involve a lot of popular picks playing against each other, while Spurs and Chelsea have standout fixtures. You'd have to assume Kane and Son will be the popular captain picks, maybe Werner too if his form continues. Usually these weeks are frustrating because attacking hauls from premium players are harder to come by in tricky fixtures but does the 'goalfest' nature of this season generally mean that owning attackers in these games isn't much of a risk? The Merseyside derby, frequently a low scoring game, produced four goals and attacking returns for well owned players. Everton, United, City and Liverpool have all conceded plenty of goals so far. I expect most will own double Spurs by then anyway, but for those who leave it late to jump on them might regret it. They play Burnley, Brighton and West Brom in the next 3, but then their fixtures take a turn for the worse immediately after GW 8 with City, Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool in the next 5.

    Thoughts?

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

      It's really not a worry currently. Can see plenty of goals in all of those games, bar Wolves vs. Leicester

    2. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Get city in!

      1. Hulk Smash
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Ha! A 4-4 between those two teams could be amazing to watch.

    3. Stand By Mee
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      I have 5.4 itb so I could do Ings/Jimi to Kane/Werner but that means drastically changing my team structure and having to perform another surgery if I want Kdb back when fit.
      If I had a WC I would definitely do it though.

      1. Hulk Smash
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        GW 10 looks like the time to load up on City. The Kane/Werner combo could rack up some mega points before then.

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

      Will captain a Spurs player or even Antonio against Fulham if I own him.

    5. Wılly
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Bale, now or never

  5. tempest
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Simple one... first to 3.

    A) Zaha
    B) Grealish

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

      A

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

      B

    3. Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      B

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

      B

    5. Brehmeren
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Grealish

    6. Hulk Smash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      B

  6. Hryszko
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    How do I get Kane in here without losing Trent/Jimmy?

    Martinez (Steer)
    Trent - Saiss - Taylor (Lamptey & Dallas)
    Salah - Son - KDB - Podence (Burke)
    DCL - Maupay - Jimmy

    KDB & Maupay > Kane & Zaha/Grealish/Foden/Jorghino?

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

      Any of those options except Zaha look good

    2. Pegboy
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      I'd lose Jimi before Maupay, but transfers look fine.

      1. Hryszko
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        How do I get Kane into this then?

        Martinez (Steer)
        Trent - Saiss - Taylor (Lamptey & Dallas)
        Salah - Son - KDB - Podence (Burke)
        DCL - Jimmy - Maupay

        Doing Jimmy > Kane leaves me with -1.7m.

        1. Pegboy
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Kdb>Pulisic/Havertz or even Grealish and bank the cash.

          1. Hryszko
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            I like the look of Zaha's fixtures and he's on pens?

            1. Pegboy
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              I own Zaha and want rid. Palace look terrible going forward.

    3. Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      KDB maupay to Kane Grealish/Zaha

    4. BeWater
        1 month, 12 days ago

        I would do KDB and Maupay to Kane and Grealish.

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

      After another poor GW, I have taken a - 8.

      Shall I just hit the WC and sort out the other players* or stick with the - 8?

      0.4itb 0ft
      Martinez Peacock*
      Robbo Ayling TAA* Taylor* Justin*
      Grealish Salah Son Rodriguez Bissouma
      DCL Kane Vassilev*

      1. Hulk Smash
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        If you're continuously fighting fires week to week I'd use it. Having said that, your team looks alright. I would say Trent, Taylor, Justin and your 2nd keeper are luxury transfers tbh so unless you want to drastically change the structure of your team I would hold.

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

          I agree

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

          This is exactly my thoughts with the luxury transfers. It was more just to cancel the - 8 with the WC. My 3 transfers was McCarthy, Podence and Jimenez to Martinez, Rodriguez and Kane. Just felt those 3 players were weak links in my team.

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

          No drastic change in formation. I plan to keep TAA for the two home games then downgrade. Use the funds to change Vassilev to Antonio

          1. Hulk Smash
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Your plan sounds good

      2. BeWater
          1 month, 12 days ago

          I would probably leave it. I did a similar thing this week. Took a -8 and was very close to wildcarding but didnt and was glad I held off. Ended up with 65 points after hits. You can play a decent 442 side or even play Bissouma in a 352.

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

            Thanks, it is getting close to WC but I think I'll stick with the - 8. I would play 352 in GW6.

            1. BeWater
                1 month, 12 days ago

                Honestly I'm so glad I held that wildcard! That international break felt like months. 352 with Bissouma v WBA is what I'd do as well. Hopefully that TAA and Robbo double up delivers this weekend

        • FDMS All Starz
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Adams or Wilson out for Kane??

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

            Wilson - Adams might kick in now after 1G and 1A

            1. FDMS All Starz
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              Don’t think the fact Wilson is on pens and the focal point of Newcastle affects your decision?

          2. Dirtymeercat666
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 12 days ago

            I’d keep Wilson

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

          Didn't see either game today. Anyone care to give to give an opinion that seen the Wolves games

          1. Is Jimenez -> Kane with 1FT as straight forward as it seemed yesterday

          2. How did Podence look? Not a priority transfer I hope?

          Thanks.

          1. Rondon9
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            1. Yes easy
            2. Hold for now

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

            1. For free yes

            2. Podence was poor

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

            Yes and not a priority but I got rid. He was kicking on in the 2nd half with some chances and still got subbed

          4. Pegboy
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Wolves were totally outplayed first half, but shaded it second. I would do Jimi>Kane, but Podence was pretty anonymous.

          5. Gazza2000
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            1. Can’t sell Jimmy against Newcastle imo

            2. Podence looked lively, should have scored and could have got an assist

        • Hryszko
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Any update on KDB? Don't REALLY want to move him out, but at the moment it's a choice of him or Kane and can't see anyone outscoring Kane atm.

          1. Rondon9
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Not yet

          2. Forever In Our Shadow
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Too much cash to sit on your bench.

          3. BeWater
              1 month, 12 days ago

              I've had KDB on my bench. It's not nice thinking about all the big hitters everyone has over you in that spot. Unless I know he's playing this gameweek I'm transferring him out.

          4. Genji3lade
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Thoughts on going Grealish over Hamez? (already own DCL)

            Hamez has 2 away fixtures next (Sou A, New A) and has blanked in both 2 previous away games this season.

            Grealish's next 2 are both are home (Lee H, Sou A)

            Concerned about Rodriguez's near 50% ownership though!

            1. Rondon9
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              Id go Hamez

            2. Forever In Our Shadow
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              If Villa play like they have been then those fixtures are good.

          5. ivantys
              1 month, 12 days ago

              Is captaining Jimmy vs newcastle madness?

              1. Rondon9
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 12 days ago

                Yeah

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

                Not at all. If Utd can score 4, so can Wolves.

                1. ivantys
                    1 month, 12 days ago

                    Yeah the number of shots united had despite fielding a weak team. That said, I probably won't, will stick to sterling then.

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

                  Yes on paper. Especially with salah, mane, son, Kane, sterling all looking like great options

                3. Bruce Lee
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 12 days ago

                  Wolves didn't play that well... smash and grab

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

                  Yes.
                  He's been playing terribly in every single match so far.

                5. Forever In Our Shadow
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 12 days ago

                  After Fulham I’m never captaining jimmi again.

                  1. ivantys
                      1 month, 12 days ago

                      Yeah I told myself never to get any wolves attackers in the future after that game lol. But then every 2 of wolves goals Jimmy will have 1 contribution, so he's making me hard to transfer him out atm.

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

                    Yes

                  3. El Fenomeno R9
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 12 days ago

                    Not madness but if my captain cant take match ball home i dont (C) him

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

                  Which transfer?

                  A) Mahrez and Kane in for KDB and Ings
                  B) Aguero and Bale in for KDB and Ings

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

                    If Kdb is fit, those are sideways.

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

                      The problem is I’ll be priced out if I don’t move now and I doubt we’ll know if KDB is fit until Friday

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

                        If Kdb is back though, I expect him to Comfortably outscore Kane. Ings is looking consistent.

                  2. Traction Engine Foot
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 12 days ago

                    A

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

                    B is purely speculative and with European games starting this week I would pause on this

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

                    Neither. I'd rather have Ings than Mahrez or Bale.

                7. HD7
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 12 days ago

                  Mccarthy
                  TAA Mitchell Castagne Semedo
                  Salah Son Zaha
                  Kane Jimi DCL

                  Button Bissouma Mendy Holding

                  Anything worth transfer or save?

                  1. Little Red Lacazette
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 12 days ago

                    Save

                8. Little Red Lacazette
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 12 days ago

                  1FT. 0.4 ITB. Roll FT?

                  Martinez
                  TAA Semedo Lamptey
                  Salah Grealish Son JRod
                  Maupay Kane DCL

                  Steer Bissouma Dallas Mitchell

                  1. BeWater
                      1 month, 12 days ago

                      Yep. Team looks primed to score big!

                  2. Top Lad Dakes.
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 12 days ago

                    What we thinking? 1FT 3.4 ITB. Kane looking too good to ignore but Burnley could still be stubborn up next... Jimenez Podence on the chopping block

                    Martinez (Steer)
                    Robbo Saiss Lamptey (Taylor Mitchell)
                    Salah(c) Son Havertz JRodriguez Podence
                    Jimenez DCL (Davis)

                    1. Eat my goal!
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 12 days ago

                      My team is very similar although I’ve used my FT - for free id most definitely bring in Kane

                    2. El Fenomeno R9
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 12 days ago

                      I would get Kane now,fixtures turn in 3GWs.

                      Kane > Kun could be good option after next 3

                  3. Warby84
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 12 days ago

                    Probably get slaughtered for the dreadful bench but thoughts??

                    Martinez
                    Lamptey Trent Saiss Ayling (Branth)
                    Son Salah Sterling Rodriguez (Biss)
                    Kane Wilson (Brewster)

                    Wilson is a possible placeholder for Antonio

                    1. George Agdgdgwngo
                      • 11 Years
                      1 month, 12 days ago

                      Where is DCL?

                      1. Warby84
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 12 days ago

                        I have Rodriguez

                    2. Wılly
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 12 days ago

                      Just get Antonio now

                      1. Warby84
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 12 days ago

                        Yeah but not on WC this was a -4

                  4. Gazza2000
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 12 days ago

                    Just wondering if it would be worth taking a hit doing McCarthy to Martinez...

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

                      I just took the hit

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

                        Great keeper and great upcoming fixtures

                    2. El Fenomeno R9
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 12 days ago

                      Difficult with GKs,last season after restart i didnt want to get Pope (-4) for 8 GWs.

                      He destroyed my GK with 25+ pts,so hard to tell

                    3. Forever In Our Shadow
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 12 days ago

                      Long term gain for short term pain.

                    4. Pegboy
                      • 10 Years
                      1 month, 12 days ago

                      Not for a hit.

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

                      Don’t agree on people saying don’t take a hit for a keeper. One of my best transfers was a hit for a keeper a couple of years ago when I brought in Heaton after a magnificent performance at Old Trafford.

                      Take the hit if you don’t have a WC left. Martínez looks like a season keeper.

                  5. El Fenomeno R9
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 12 days ago

                    Kane or Kun? (have Son and no City)

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

                      Kane

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

                      Kane

                    3. El Fenomeno R9
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 12 days ago

                      Cheers

                    4. tempest
                      • 9 Years
                      1 month, 12 days ago

                      Although I’d say Kane over Aguero, do you really want no City? For that reason I think I’m going Aguero with Son

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

                    After GW5, how many of your original GW1 picks do you still have?

                    11/15 here, wishing I still had Werner from last week though!

                    1. El Fenomeno R9
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 12 days ago

                      Only 3(Justin,Mitchel,Salah)

                    2. Forever In Our Shadow
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 12 days ago

                      5.

                    3. BeWater
                        1 month, 12 days ago

                        11.

                        I sold Werner and Adams who I had from week 1.

                    4. Woody01
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 12 days ago

                      Struggling to pull the trigger on Jimenez > Kane... am I mental?

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

                        Not mental at all. I see the appeal of Jiminez for the next few weeks, who else could be sacrificed?

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

                        Jimmy has a nice home fixture. Kane is not playing Soton or Westham. Hold!

                      3. tempest
                        • 9 Years
                        1 month, 12 days ago

                        Nah. Jimmy good fixtures, trying to find a way round it myself....

                      4. Warby84
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 12 days ago

                        I did it on a -4 to bring in a 3.9m his price will be 11.9 by Friday

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

                        It's just that Wolves don't seem too threatening atm.

                        1. Warby84
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 5 Years
                          1 month, 12 days ago

                          I agree, they look a little flat, I’m happy to move him on for now..

                      6. Top Lad Dakes.
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 12 days ago

                        My main worries come with there being midweek games tbh. Also think Burnley could make life difficult for Spurs perhaps?

                        But maybe I’m overthinking

                        1. Warby84
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 5 Years
                          1 month, 12 days ago

                          I still see spurs scoring at least 2

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

                        yes

                      8. Rinseboy
                        • 8 Years
                        1 month, 12 days ago

                        not mental but Wolves don't look great going forward. They look organised but not very attacking. Some of that is from losing Doherty.
                        Think they're defence is the only thing worth owning currently.
                        Kane on the other hand looks red hot

                      9. Maarrrr17
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 12 days ago

                        Ive got the same issue and reasoning is, kane is in better form, team is in better form, both have good fixtures.
                        Kane has more games but jimi only scored because of a major deflection.
                        I dont think its gonna hurt you too bad if jimi scores next week, but if kane hauls again you will be kicking yourself.

                      10. Van der Faart
                        • 9 Years
                        1 month, 12 days ago

                        Kane returning to near fixture proof. Simple answer. Get Kane

                    5. tempest
                      • 9 Years
                      1 month, 12 days ago

                      Thanks for the advice above.... so last one...

                      1) Kane, Bamford, Hamez +1.9m
                      2) Aguero, Jimmy, Grealish

                    6. HD7
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 12 days ago

                      Start Mitchell as he wont probably be subbed in if he doesnt start and Bissouma goes in as first fantasy sub?

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

                        Yes

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

                      Dunne ---> Kilman for -4?

                      1. Forever In Our Shadow
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 7 Years
                        1 month, 12 days ago

                        Don’t be silly.

                      2. Wılly
                        • 7 Years
                        1 month, 12 days ago

                        Unnecessary

                    8. iL PiStOlErO
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 12 days ago

                      Ramsdale Steer
                      TAA KWP Taylor Justin Mitchell
                      Salah Sterling Son Romeu Bissouma
                      Vardy DCL Wilson

                      0.4itb, 1ft

                      Need some advice here. Planned to do Ramsdale + Vardy to Martinez + Kane but with that Rams fall last night now I am 0.1 short on that move.

                      What to do now? Keep Vardy for Ars and do only Rams to Martinez or TAA + Vardy to Robertson + Kane for -4?

                    9. Rinseboy
                      • 8 Years
                      1 month, 12 days ago

                      How's she looking for this week?

                      Martinez
                      Robbo Saiss Semedo Lamptey
                      Son Salah Grealish Jrod
                      Kane DCL
                      Steer Barnes Mitchell Brewster

                    10. gomez123
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 12 days ago

                      80 all out but Wood should of scored twice tonight....keep or sell??

                      1. Forever In Our Shadow
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 7 Years
                        1 month, 12 days ago

                        Dead wood

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

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

                      0FT 2.3ITB

                      a) Stick
                      b) Jimmy > Kane (-4)
                      c) Ings > Kane (-4)

                      1. Dirtymeercat666
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        1 month, 12 days ago

                        Maybe Ings to kane

                    12. Hits from the Bong
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 12 days ago

                      Best mid under 4.7? Bissouma?
                      Thanks

                      1. Dirtymeercat666
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        1 month, 12 days ago

                        Stephens @ Brighton 4.4

                    13. Bennyboy1907
                        1 month, 12 days ago

                        Martinez

                        Lamptey Robbo Saiss (C.Taylor) (Mitchel)
                        Salah Son Hamez Grealish Pulisic
                        jiminez DCL (Davies)

                        2mil ITB

                        Thinking to downgrade either Taylor or saiss to allow Jiminez to Kane
                        It will be for a -8 tho?
                        Yes or hold for another week