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. MSTRKRFTSMN
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Didn’t see the game tonight. How did Jimi do apart from the goal? I probably would have taken that before KO.

    1. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Gash

      1. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        The goal was a lovely going away gift from him

        1. MSTRKRFTSMN
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Mmmm..... I said that about the Wilson penalty before he smashed it the next week. Tempted to do Hames & Jimi -> Pulisic & DCL

          1. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            I'm not sure that that is an upgrade. Just Jimi to DCL for me until Chelsea find their rhythm.

            1. The Suspended One
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 5 days ago

              This; I don’t own James and I love and own Pulisic, but I wouldn’t be hitting him in over James with good fixtures

              1. MSTRKRFTSMN
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 5 days ago

                Tend to agree. Probably just continue to ignore DCL then and stick with Hames to cover him. Maybe find a way to upgrade Foden to Puli when the time is right

                1. The Suspended One
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 5 days ago

                  I bought DCL this week for Jimmy, understand not wanting to be exposed to his high ownership

                  1. MSTRKRFTSMN
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 5 days ago

                    Don’t care about his ownership. Just don’t want double Everton. Especially with no Rich

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

      Wolves were awful first half. A lot better second half. I saw enough to keep him vs Newcastle.

    3. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Jimi didn't do much of anything because Leeds had all of the ball. Wolves struggled to give him any service when they did get ahold of it. Happy to move him on, more because Wolves look lacklustre and 8.5 is alot of cash.

      1. MSTRKRFTSMN
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Thanks. Wolves look poor this year don’t they.

        1. The Suspended One
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Much better in the 2nd half, Lee’s started really well and got beaten tactically in the second

  2. leocarter27
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Opinions appreciated!

    Start 2

    A) Klich (Vil A)
    B) Soucek (Cit H)
    C) Dallas (Vil A)
    D) Brewster (Liv A)

    Thanks!

    1. Kannbury
        1 month, 5 days ago

        A / B

      • Kryptonite666
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 5 days ago

        If you have to start 2 of them, there might be a bigger problem. Double Leeds from these

    2. Look at his face!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Guys,
      Well, was all set on Jiménez to Kane with my Ft but now thinking of a -4 to swap Mitrovic and James for Kane and Targett.
      Thoughts? Crazy to get rid of Mitrovic before 2 nice fixtures?

      1. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        I sold Mitro after taking the drop in price and I have zero regrets, not quality chances, empty stats

      2. Pépé Pig
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        I'd go for it. Good moves

      3. Collie01
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        I got Kane in for Jimenez and kept Mitro. Was able to do Jimi to Kane on FT so didn't want another hit. Also I've a sneaking feeling that Fulham will finally score a few with good fixtures and Lookman and RLC in the team now.

      4. BeWater
          1 month, 5 days ago

          I'm holding him for the next two then going to Antonio.

      5. Vazza
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Which is better

          A. KDB => Sterling (free)
          B. KDB, Wilson => Grealish, Kane (4pt hit)
          C. KDB, Wilson => Mane, Watkins (4 pt hit).

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

            B

          2. northernmuppet
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            B

          3. The Suspended One
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            A for me; Wilson has great fixtures next

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

              Wolves is great fixture? Really?

              1. The Suspended One
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 5 days ago

                This year, yes

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

                  Their defence is still good.

              2. The Suspended One
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 5 days ago

                Literally everyone is giving up 1.5 goals per match at least

          4. It’s gonna Ben Mee
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            B

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

          Play Bissouma or Ayling??

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

            Bissouma

          2. Booked4Dissent
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 5 days ago

            Bissouma because Ayling has a top knot - inexcusable

          3. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            Ayling, for potential attacking returns. Bissouma for Better chance of 3 points.

          4. The Suspended One
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            Ayling

        • Pep Roulette
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Barnes & Podence to Foden & Barkley for a hit?

          1. The Suspended One
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            Nah

            Pick one

          2. northernmuppet
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            Yes for me..

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

            Probably not. I think the points are tight when you consider the hit. Prioritise Barnes

          4. Booked4Dissent
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 5 days ago

            Good. I’m thinking Foden will play in UCL and be rested next GW tho

          5. Pépé Pig
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            Not sure about Foden as an option tbh

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

            Just Barnes to Barkley. Podence looked good & has 2 decent fixtures coming up.

          7. Pépé Pig
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            Barnes -> Barkley looks fine

          8. antis0cial
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            No, just one move is enough

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

            Barnes to Barkley.

          10. Pep Roulette
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            Cheers everyone

        • Stram Dunk
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 5 days ago

          A) Brewster, KDB -> Kane, Grealish
          B) Jimenez, KDB -> Kane, JRod

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

            A

          2. antis0cial
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            A

          3. northernmuppet
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            A

          4. Pépé Pig
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            Did you mean the other way round?

          5. Stram Dunk
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 5 days ago

            Cheers all!

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

          How does this look? (I don't mind taking hits as long as the moves are good)

          TAA Barnes Klich Jimenez
          to
          Targett/Konsa Son Rodriguez Maupay

        • antis0cial
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          I guess I should wait and take the price rise on chin, but which to go for...

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

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

          Ayling Mitchel Brewster

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

            B

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

            B

          3. northernmuppet
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            B

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

          klich to hames for free tonight ?exact coins

          1. northernmuppet
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            Yes..

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

            Yes

          3. antis0cial
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            Yes

          4. The Suspended One
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            Yeah unless you want Grelish instead

        • northernmuppet
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Bottomed..

          Woods / TAA -> Kane / Konsa for -4... worth it guys?

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

            Yes

          2. antis0cial
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            We know the risks and what taa is capable of , but on current form worth it

            1. northernmuppet
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 5 days ago

              Also thinking with the VVD injury they may be in trouble.. I have Robbo as well but double LIV is likely too much now..

              rest of team:

              McCarthy (Fodder)
              Robbo / Saiss / Justin / TAA / Mitchell
              Son / Bruno / JRod / Grealish / (Bissouma)
              DCL / Woods / Jimi

              Concerns are no Salah / Sterling but like the current mids so only way I get Kane in is via TAA with Robbo in better form. Other option is to drop Jimi for 6.6 striker and keep TAA but do we believe Liverpool will be as solid now?

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

          Does anyone else currently have Kane/Salah/Sterling/Son/Rodriguez and Trent In their team..

          1. Booked4Dissent
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 5 days ago

            Yes, I have Salah and Son.

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

            No

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

              Wait the way that is questioned is strange

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

                I just wondered if my team has too many heavy hitters?

                1. Tinkermania
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 5 days ago

                  You mean, kind of subtle brag?

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

                  I have Kane, Salah, Son, Rodriguez, TAA and Robbo

          3. MSTRKRFTSMN
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            I highly doubt it. Is that even possible? You must have 4 x 4m defenders. I’ve got Aguero Kane Salah Rodriguez and TAA. And Jimi actually , so I guess it is possible actually

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

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

              1. MSTRKRFTSMN
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 5 days ago

                Awful back up as suspected.

        • KneejerkJoe
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Jimenez + Digne -> Kilman + Kane -4?

          1. Ruinenlust
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            No

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

            Not sure on this one. Probably no

          3. northernmuppet
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            I'm holding Jimi.. who else you got up top? Kane does look irresistible though so yes probably worth the -4 (see my Q above where I'm debating dropping TAA to get him in him)

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

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

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

              Thanks. Problem is also the quick pricerise. Dont want to Get priced out. With Hames in the team Digne has lost his appeal also tho. Unless hes suddenly on pens with Richa out?

              If I do IT my team will look like:

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

              +0,5 itb to do Klich - Barkley

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

                Sorry for my post above.. I say YES this was my preferred transfer but went 3.9 due to money

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

                I think Kane will be 10.9 by Friday

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

          On WC, who would you pick as bench fodder?

          A. Mitchell
          B. Kilman

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

            B

          2. Collie01
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            B

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

            B

          4. FF Dirtbag
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            Does Kilman look like he will keep playing? Or is marcal coming in for him?

            Is struijk a 4.mil option now too?

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

          Would you rather keep Adams or Wilson in your team right now?

          1. ivantys
              1 month, 5 days ago

              Adams, the team that can't attack will be a pain especially if you're watching the games.

              1. northernmuppet
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 5 days ago

                This ^^

            • The Suspended One
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 5 days ago

              Have you watched any football this season?

              Wilson 100%.

          2. Il Capitano
              1 month, 5 days ago

              1.7m ITB 1 FT

              McCarthy (Button)
              TAA Saiss Justin Taylor (Mitchell)
              Salah Son Sterling ASM (Bissouma)
              Werner DCL (Davis)

              Kane on fire, but think 4-4-2 needs binning

              A) Werner -> Kane (4-4-2)
              B) Davis -> Watkins (3-4-3)
              C) Bissouma -> Barkley/McGinn (3-5-2)

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

                A

            • LLoris
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 5 days ago

              What transfer should I do?
              A) Jimmy to Kane
              B) Podence to Grealish/JRod
              C) Jimmy Podence to Kane and Other 6.9 and below

              1. northernmuppet
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 5 days ago

                C with Barkley?

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

                  This

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

                C

            • Pépé Pig
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 5 days ago

              Who to Kane:

              A) Ings
              B) Jimi

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

                100% Jimi

              2. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 5 days ago

                Jimi

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

                B

            • Long ago I drew a walrus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 5 days ago

              Just watched the highlights. Podence looked good - had a few really good chances. Couple of great saves from Meslier to deny him. Also an assist for Saiss ruled out for offside. On the other hand, Jimenez seemed to be non-existent apart from a crap shot that got headed in by a Leeds player and a debatable red card incident.

              1. The Suspended One
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 5 days ago

                Yeah about that, traore as a late sub worked a treat, totoally changed the game against tired legs, excellent management from nuno

                1. Long ago I drew a walrus
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 5 days ago

                  Hardly a novel tactic, it's the reason Traore is always on the bench.

                  1. The Suspended One
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 5 days ago

                    True, but it was especially good against Leeds. I was surprised to see him on the bench, vindicated the tactic today for sure

                    1. Long ago I drew a walrus
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      1 month, 5 days ago

                      In any case, the wings are surely 2 out of Traore, Podence and Neto. Got to think Neto is in more danger?

                      1. The Suspended One
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 7 Years
                        1 month, 5 days ago

                        For sure

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

                Might have something to do with a newborn....!

                1. Long ago I drew a walrus
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 5 days ago

                  What?

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

                    His missus gave birth recently so I would imagine he's not getting as much zzzzzzz's as he should be and hence looking very lethargic!

            • KUN+10
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 5 days ago

              As the articles states, choices choices....want to ship out Klich for an AV asset, what do you guys recommend? Current team below, 0.8itb.

              Martinez Steer
              ChillWell Reguilon Saiss Taylor Mitchel
              Son Bruno JRod Salah Klich
              Kane Wilson Brewster

              Thank you!

              1. Booked4Dissent
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                1 month, 5 days ago

                Wilson to Maupay

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

              Which member stats would you say are most useful for analysing attack? E.g. interested in the reason for Rodriguez's recent away blanks and not sure what best to look at..

            • tempest
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 5 days ago

              Last one (for a while).

              A) Kane and McGinn
              B) Aguero and Grealish

              Have Son. No City.

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

                A

              2. Pépé Pig
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 5 days ago

                A, Aguero worth looking at gw9

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

                A

            • ivantys
                1 month, 5 days ago

                Anyone going for martial when he's back?

                1. Magic Zico
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 5 days ago

                  Maybe

                2. Pépé Pig
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 5 days ago

                  Not at this stage. He's a form player so I'd wait till he hits some

                  1. ivantys
                      1 month, 5 days ago

                      I'm tempted to double with bruno on GW8, depending whether bruno goes up at that time.

                      1. ivantys
                          1 month, 5 days ago

                          *9 not 8

                    • Tonyawesome69
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 5 days ago

                      Nope

                    • The Suspended One
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 5 days ago

                      Is he going to be a MF again?

                      Then no

                  2. It’s gonna Ben Mee
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 5 days ago

                    Likeliness of PvA starting vs Fulham?

                    1. The Suspended One
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 5 days ago

                      Low I’d say

                    2. wulfranian
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 5 days ago

                      60/40 that he will start imo.

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

                      High

                  3. xHaTr
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 5 days ago

                    R.James and Foden to Dallas and James Rodriguez (-4)?

                    1. The Suspended One
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 5 days ago

                      Wouldn’t be selling foden myself

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

                      Wait and see if he plays in the UCL. Probably only the R James transfer

                  4. acesingh
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 5 days ago

                    Killman 4.0 who gets 9 & 12 pts last 2 games... hmm

                    1. The Suspended One
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 5 days ago

                      Have to monitor for comments, tempting if he can hold that place..

                  5. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
                    • 11 Years
                    1 month, 5 days ago

                    If KDB is definitely ruled out for a while is it worth a -4 to get Aguero instead of Bamford.

                    Have exact money as I already did KDB out for Grealish 4.6m itb

                    Sheff Utd and West Ham look tempting fixtures for city.

                    1. The Suspended One
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 5 days ago

                      What about kun made you want to get him in?

                      1. MSTRKRFTSMN
                        • 7 Years
                        1 month, 5 days ago

                        Greatest striker in PL history. Fixture proof, regardless of city form. Penalty taker too

                        1. Pratik
                          • 11 Years
                          1 month, 5 days ago

                          Fixture proof, but still might be benched as he is the only city striker available to Pep.

                        2. The Suspended One
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 7 Years
                          1 month, 5 days ago

                          I know who he is, I also watched their last match. He was on the pitch in case you didn’t notice, couldn’t fault you if you didn’t

                          1. MSTRKRFTSMN
                            • 7 Years
                            1 month, 5 days ago

                            First game back. I brought him in this weekend. You wanna net again at aguero hauling against West Ham having completed 90mins?

                      2. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
                        • 11 Years
                        1 month, 5 days ago

                        As another poster said he is on pens if no KDB.
                        Plus Jesus is out.

                        Plus Aguero capable of hattricks - WH and SU

                        1. The Suspended One
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 7 Years
                          1 month, 5 days ago

                          West Ham not solid anymore, huh? How things change in a week lol. I think the bigger issue is that KDB and Silva have essentially been replaced by Mahrez and Foden. Who of Sterling, Mahrez, or Foden is going to create changes for Sergio?

                          1. MSTRKRFTSMN
                            • 7 Years
                            1 month, 5 days ago

                            Are you seriously arguing that west ham are solid at the back?

                            1. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
                              • 11 Years
                              1 month, 5 days ago

                              Yeah I would like an answer to that as well!

                            2. The Suspended One
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 7 Years
                              1 month, 5 days ago

                              No, that’s what everyone was saying last week though. I think football and especially FFS are way too recent results oriented. I will never believe that West Ham and Villa should be respected. I’m also not throwing SHU into the bin just yet

                              1. MSTRKRFTSMN
                                • 7 Years
                                1 month, 5 days ago

                                Relieved to hear that. 2 clean sheets in 5 is the anomaly. But I’ll happily throw SU in as a fixture aguero could get a hattrick in. Let’s be honest here, you don’t have Agueto and are starting to realise that could be a big mistake the next 2 weeks.

                                1. The Suspended One
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 7 Years
                                  1 month, 5 days ago

                                  No way, I want no part of city. A bunch of me-first players. I’ll take Foden until Kev is back, you can have your punts on Kun and sterling.

                                  1. MSTRKRFTSMN
                                    • 7 Years
                                    1 month, 5 days ago

                                    With you on sterling. I just think the way city’s midfield is shaping up Aguero is their only Viable Premium option. I do also have foden for the same reasons as a budget punt. We’ll see, but it’s the first time I’ve owned A city Big hitter all season. Can’t ignore his pedigree.

                                  2. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
                                    • 11 Years
                                    1 month, 5 days ago

                                    Why is (Kun and sterling) classed as a "punt" by you? Yet you deem Foden as the pick. Yet Sterling and Aguero will play further forward potentially assisted by Foden or a.n other :D!

                                    Makes no sense!

                                    Plus Aguero/Sterling on pens if no KDB.

                                    1. MSTRKRFTSMN
                                      • 7 Years
                                      1 month, 5 days ago

                                      Sterling won’t be taking pens. The big difference is the price. In the short term I would agree Foden offers more points per £ than sterling and allows you to spend Big money So where that offers more secure returns

                                    2. The Suspended One
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 7 Years
                                      1 month, 5 days ago

                                      Nothing to suggest any return on that value. Sterling less of a punt, but still a punt based on the returns. Had a good week, but if he had blanked the panic would be real for owners..

                                    3. The Suspended One
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 7 Years
                                      1 month, 5 days ago

                                      Gundogan takes the pens if he’s on the pitch

                                      1. MSTRKRFTSMN
                                        • 7 Years
                                        1 month, 5 days ago

                                        If he’s on the pitch, Foden isn’t

                          2. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
                            • 11 Years
                            1 month, 5 days ago

                            Since when were west ham solid??
                            Also have you looked at the amount of goals scored this season due to no crowds?
                            Plus the amount of pens given?

                            Mahrez and Foden well capable of creating chances against a WH team I think, as is Sterling.

                            Have they all become bad players overnight?
                            Foden got an assist last game and Sterling scored.

                            Also Torres, Foden, Sterling and Mahrez all have the same number of assists as KDB.

                            1. MSTRKRFTSMN
                              • 7 Years
                              1 month, 5 days ago

                              There you go then - Foden is half the price for the same assists. Point made on that one

                              1. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
                                • 11 Years
                                1 month, 5 days ago

                                It is not only assists though.
                                When is Foden going to take a pen and be further up pitch to actually score as well as assist even when KDB is not playing?

                                Extra price paid is because Sterling is basically a striker and Aguero is a striker and on pens.

                                For Foden's price Barkley a much better option anyway, Guaranteed starter etc.

                            2. The Suspended One
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 7 Years
                              1 month, 5 days ago

                              KDB was picked based on last year, same as sterling. Nobody saw them and bought based on performance, you are expecting form to improve. Dodgy prospect for 10% of your team budget. Price does matter.

                              1. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
                                • 11 Years
                                1 month, 5 days ago

                                How is it a dodgy prospect?? It is Man City v a leaky West Ham, and struggling Sheff U - in a climate of goals goals goals!

                                Also players can be transferred out teams are not set in stone for a season!

                                As for "price mattering" your team is only valued at 100.8. Which is situation you have created for yourself. Plenty have way more flexibility with 104m plus etc.
                                In your case I can see why it worries you.

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

                    Mccarthy -> Martinez worth a (-4)?

                    Will probably do Jimenez -> Kane with my FT

                    1. The Suspended One
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 5 days ago

                      Challenging the no hits for gk mantra isn’t it

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

                        It would surely pay off over the next few though?

                        1. The Suspended One
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 7 Years
                          1 month, 5 days ago

                          Seems so. I’m wavering with Ryan myself

                    2. Bielsa's Blue Bucket
                      • 9 Years
                      1 month, 5 days ago

                      I've been stubborn but taking a bit for pipe last season and Heaton the season before and it cost me more points than I care to admit. Take the hit mate

                      1. Bielsa's Blue Bucket
                        • 9 Years
                        1 month, 5 days ago

                        *not, hit, Pope ffs

                    3. Pratik
                      • 11 Years
                      1 month, 5 days ago

                      is the team link correct?

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

                        No, sorry its not

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

                      I took the hit. Hated having McCarthy and SOU poor defence

                  7. gmando2011
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 5 days ago

                    Jimenez & Fernandes ---->>>> Kane & Havertz

                    worth a -4?

                    1. The Suspended One
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 5 days ago

                      No

                  8. Ibralicious
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 5 days ago

                    Konsa or Dallas?