Scout Notes

Why Wilder didn’t start Brewster as Mitrovic suffers nightmare outing

SHEFFIELD UNITED 1-1 FULHAM

  • Goals: Billy Sharp (£5.8m) | Ademola Lookman (£5.0m)
  • Assists: Jack Robinson (£4.4m)
  • Bonus: Lookman x3, Sharp x2, Chris Basham (£4.9m) x2

Sunday afternoon was one to forget for Aleksandar Mitrovic (£5.9m) and his FPL owners.

The Serbia striker missed a penalty after 57 minutes, skimming the crossbar with Aaron Ramsdale (£4.9m) well beaten.

The forward then managed to foul Jack Robinson (£4.4m) – who had earlier conceded a penalty – during a melee in the Fulham area.

That passage of play led to a Tom Cairney (£4.9m) chance on goal but after the VAR reviewed Mitrovic’s challenge on the Blades substitute, a spot-kick was awarded.

Billy Sharp (£5.8m) made no mistake with his penalty, firing home to earn the home side a point.

It went from bad to worse for Mitrovic in added time as the Fulham hitman headed wide twice from close range following deliveries by the impressive Ademola Lookman (£5.0m) and Cairney.

On the striker, Fulham boss Scott Parker commented:

It was painful for him but he has earned the right [to take the penalty]. Today wasn’t his day but he has scored and assisted a lot of goals. This is someone we owe a lot to. He will dust himself down and go again.

LOOKMAN PASSES EYE TEST

Having impressed from the bench in Gameweek 4, Lookman put in another eye-catching performance against Sheffield United.

It was his goal after 77 minutes that gave Fulham the lead. The winger, having received the ball from Cairney, lost it again but persevered to beat a couple of Sheffield United defenders before hammering an effort past Ramsdale from inside the box.

At just £5.0m, Lookman might be a player worthy of addition to FPL watchlists with Fulham’s fixture list looking decent until Gameweek 11.

BREWSTER LEFT TO SIMMER

Chris Wilder decided not to make immediate use of Rhian Brewster (£4.5m), with the former Liverpool striker named on the bench for Sunday’s bottom-of-the-table clash.

The budget forward entered the fray after 63 minutes and immediately made an impact by setting up a shooting opportunity for Enda Stevens (£5.4m).

The Irishman, who moved back to his regular wing-back berth after Robinson replaced the injured Max Lowe (£4.4m), attempted to return the ball to Brewster when he might have been better off having an effort on goal.

Apart from that moment, Brewster was unable to impact on proceedings from a Fantasy perspective but the profligacy of Oli McBurnie (£5.7m) could mean that the budget FPL option will make Chris Wilder’s XI in Gameweek 6.

On the new signing, the Blades boss said:

It was a big decision before whether to start him. I believed he only had 50 minutes in him so I thought the best way to introduce him would be off the bench, as we did, and get his first minutes as a Sheffield United player.

It’s difficult because younger players get caught up in between the under 23s and the first team and sometimes maybe don’t get up to speed as quickly as they would if they were part of the first team.

John Fleck (£5.8m) was due to be part of the starting team against Fulham but a back injury picked up on Scotland duty will sideline the midfielder for a period.

Wilder explained:

John was due to start today but unfortunately he has picked up an injury and is out for four to six weeks.

SPURNING CHANCES

McBurnie was the chief protagonist in a dominant first-half display from Sheffield United but not in the manner the Scotland international might have hoped.

Having already headed wide from a Chris Basham (£4.9m) cross after 10 minutes, the forward spurned a glorious opportunity as he nodded a Basham delivery at Alphonse Areola (£4.5m) from six yards out.

McBurnie then failed to get a decisive touch on a low Stevens cross, putting it across the Fulham goalkeeper rather than towards the net.

On his team’s display, Wilder commented:

Delighted to get a result, disappointed we didn’t come in at half time upping the game. We were a little bit more like our old selves in the first half and had control of the game.

But we were not like our old selves in the second half. First half us, they dominated the second half.

It is a bit of a battle at the moment, a bit of a grind but delighted to get something out of the game.

Along with McBurnie’s missed chances, the Blades also had a goal ruled out in the first half for offside after Fulham debutant Tosin Adarabioyo (£4.5m) turned a Sander Berge (£5.0m) cross into his own net.

Wilder’s opposite number Parker also recognised that it was the cliched ‘game of two halves’ at Bramall Lane and believes that Fulham are turning a corner in terms of performance, saying:

I thought in the second-half performance we were exceptional. In the first half, we came with a bit of plan, we needed to tinker things at half time and the players responded very well.

Second half I saw a dynamic team, a team that could create chances and I was pleased overall in that sense. Still plenty of learning and plenty of improvement to do. A young team with young players coming in and making their debuts. Overall pleased.

Playing against a very well-drilled side here and their formation can cause you problems. We tried to nullify their threat. On the counter-attacking side, I thought we looked deadly. Pleased with that but probably need to be a bit more clinical in these moments.

The team is going in the right direction, not just today. The last performance as well was very pleasing. From where we were in the first three games where we had our struggles we appear to be coming out of that and pushing in the right direction.


Sheffield United XI (3-5-2): Ramsdale; Stevens, Egan, Basham (Sharp 81′); Lowe (J Robinson 19′), Lundstram, Norwood, Berge, Baldock; McGoldrick (Brewster 63′), McBurnie.

Fulham XI (4-2-3-1): Areola; Robinson, Ream, Adarabioyo, Aina; Cairney, Anguissa; Lookman, Loftus-Cheek (Lemina 81′), Cavaleiro; Mitrovic.

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590 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Trophé Mourinho
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Salah looks the obvious captain pick this week but I can’t look past Bruno. Looked great last game and Chelsea are so leaky he could have a big haul vs them.
    Anyone else considering captain for him?

    1. fantasyfog
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Not kane/son v Burnley

    2. thegaffer82
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Salah for me. But, Bruno definitely a nice option

    3. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      dont have bruno but would captain salah 100%

    4. Zrinkec
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Salah easy for me.

      • Trophé Mourinho
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 9 days ago

        I think both Burnley and Sheffield will be stubborn to break down. Man U, Chelsea will probably be a goal fest and I can see a pen in it as well

      • The Mandalorian
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Newcastle were awful and it took man utd 80 mins to go ahead.

        1. Trophé Mourinho
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 9 days ago

          True, Man U,s starting xi was weak though and they conceded early then missed a pen. They looked far better when Donny came on, hopefully Donny starts that game.

      • Pegboy
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        If I had none of Salah, Mane, Kane or Son, I'd consider it.

        1. Trophé Mourinho
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 9 days ago

          😀

        2. Urchin
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Add Sterling to it

      • No Professionals
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Salah all day for me. Been stung too many times betting against him

        1. Trophé Mourinho
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Tell me about it, I never learn

    5. KneejerkJoe
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      A) Save
      B) Klich -> Barkley
      C) Digne + Jimenez -> Kane + 4,4 (-4)
      D) Chillwell + Jimenez -> Kane + 3.9 (-4)
      E) Jimenez + Klich + Justin -> Kane + Bissouma + 3,9 (-8)
      F) Other?

      Martinez
      Digne Chillwell Saiss Lamptey
      Salah (C) Sterling Son Hames
      Jimenez DCL
      ...Steer Klich Brewster Justin

      1. KneejerkJoe
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        0,5 ITB, 1FT

      2. Zrinkec
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Easy save

        • Pegboy
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Definite save. Good team.

        • ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Save

        • Dexters Laboratory
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Save

          • Urchin
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            C, Digne's attacking appeal has blunted a little since JRod came in. And CS are out of question this season.

            1. KneejerkJoe
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 9 days ago

              Thanks, with Hames in the team I agree and dont see the appeal, but not sure if -4 is the way to go before their good fixtures. Hes one of the first players out of my team tho.

          • Bobby_Styles
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Save
            Digne and Jimenez would go for me when it was free.

            1. KneejerkJoe
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 9 days ago

              Thanks.
              I agree, problem is next week hes too expensive...

          • KneejerkJoe
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Thanks all, I will probably save yes, but Kane is killing my rank, and price is riseing fast.
            This weekend most will cap Salah so not that afraid, but then hes got Brighton at home...

            He cant keep this up tho, right????

        • buzzkill
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Morning all, hope everyone got lots of green arrows this week!

          I don't have Kane or Hamez (I know) but a happy Son captainer here on a 71pt week plus Saiss.

          I'm forced to choose between the two however as I have just enough cash for either Podence to Rodriguez or Ings to Kane.

          I'm loathe to drop Ings but basically the question is this:
          A. Rodriguez and Ings
          B. Kane and Podence

          1. Pegboy
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            I'd normally say to prioritise Kane, but depending on tonight, Podence needs to go.

          2. The Mandalorian
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Tough choice probably Kane is the one who can hurt your rank the most over the next 3 games.

            1. Eat my goal!
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 9 days ago

              You say that but his ownership is less than hamez overall

              1. The Mandalorian
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 9 days ago

                I think points ceiling is higher with Kane

            2. buzzkill
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 9 days ago

              I need Kane don't I. Weirdly he'd be a massive differential in my ML hardly anyone has got him.

          3. Zrinkec
              1 month, 9 days ago

              Decide tonight i guess, tough to go without Kane, but if Podence dont play good or not even start James and >Ings sounds better.

              1. buzzkill
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 9 days ago

                Thanks mate, I'm hoping tonight gives me my answer. If Podence scores that'll give me something to chew on.

            • ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 9 days ago

              Can you do Podence to Barkley next week if you get in Kane?

              1. buzzkill
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 9 days ago

                Great idea, but not quite. I'm 0.3 short of that move sadly.

                1. buzzkill
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 9 days ago

                  I'd be forced to have McGinn instead.

                  1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 9 days ago

                    Ah don't think he's that good an option, probably you can do something else though, I would still prioritize Kane

            • thegaffer82
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 9 days ago

              The second because it has Kane. I also have Podence and he needs to go for sure, but Kane is playing the best I've ever seen him. He's scoring goals like old-school Kane, and assisting like KDB. Best player in the game by far right now!

              Get rid of Podence for a hit or wait another week. But do B) for sure

              1. buzzkill
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 9 days ago

                I appreciate the reply, thanks. He's clearly a better option than Ings but I know he'll still be knocking them in after I sell which will hurt. But will I care too much when I'm getting Kane's dub-digits every week? Probably not.

                Would you do Ings and Podence to Kane and McGinn (or any other

                1. Firmino
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 9 days ago

                  Do u have money for Podence -> Barkley If you do the Kane move?

                  1. buzzkill
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 9 days ago

                    Sadly not, someone else suggested that but I'm 0.3 off doing that move. I do have funds tied up in double pool defence so I've got the cash if/when I downgrade Trent/Robbo but I'm not doing it for a -8. Might do it over 2 weeks

            • ClassiX
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 9 days ago

              As long as you have other Captain options, Rod/Ings will outscore Kane/Podence, IMO.

              1. buzzkill
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 9 days ago

                Yeah that's the thing, Rod/Ings surely outscores Kane/Podence over the season and I'll usually captain Salah (or Son for favourite Spurs fixtures anyways). Thank you for your input mate.

          4. The Mandalorian
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            2
            Martinez (Steer)
            Lamptey Dallas Creswell Chilwell 3.9m
            Salah Rodriguez Son Grealish Havertz
            DCL Kane Brewster

            Defence is light but gives me the money to downgrade Kane to Martial and upgrade Son or mids to Mane, KDB or Bruno.
            There's more mids than attackers that I want hence the 3 5 2.

            1. thegaffer82
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 9 days ago

              I like it!

              I don't think you'll be downgrading Kane to Martial anytime soon mate, barring injury of course

              1. The Mandalorian
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 9 days ago

                Spurs got 5 tough fixtures coming up

                1. Pegboy
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 9 days ago

                  We're a counter-attacking team. I wouldn't go near our defence, but I'm not sure match-ups massively affect Son or Kane's output.

                  1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 9 days ago

                    So you think they'll be fixture-proof?

                    1. Pegboy
                      • 10 Years
                      1 month, 9 days ago

                      At the moment, yes. City, Pool, Chelsea & Arsenal all look vulnerable at the back. Son especially will thrive on the break.

                2. IRBOX ⚽
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 9 days ago

                  Kane to Aguero the obvious move after WBA

            2. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 9 days ago

              Martial isn't a good option anymore after the Cavani signing, but you can always turn to Werner

          5. Miguel Sanchez
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Is it now safe to captain Kane again? Been burned so many times in the past.

            1. IRBOX ⚽
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 9 days ago

              Looks a different beast under Mourinho and with the bolstered squad I’m thinking he may be trusted again. Remember he is a 12.0+ asset at his peak.

            2. Urchin
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 9 days ago

              No, Jose will go full bus parking mode next few GWs. That was atrocious performance. 1-0 shut outs

              1. Pegboy
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 9 days ago

                Mou isn't stupid enough to try and park the bus with our atrocious defence.

                1. Urchin
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 9 days ago

                  I lost you at Mou isnt stupid 😉

            3. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 9 days ago

              At this point it is scary to not captain him when he has a good fixture

            4. Eat my goal!
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 9 days ago

              Looking pretty sharp - the sea of green is rapidly depleting though

              Think salah has the next 2 so it really only leaves gw8

            5. No Professionals
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 9 days ago

              I took a hit to captain him this week. The assists bring a different dimension and have reduced the risk. Throw penalties in to the mix and he feels like a safe go to option (probably fixture proof too).

            6. Black Knights
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 9 days ago

              The 32 points he just got me says yes!

              1. Miguel Sanchez
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 9 days ago

                Pretty, pretty good

            7. The Mantis
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 9 days ago

              paid off for me, 85 points thus far with Saiss to play

              It's either Kane or Salah capt this week

          6. IRBOX ⚽
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Good for next week? FT would be Ings to Kane..

            McCarthy
            TAA Saiss Mitchell
            Salah Son Rodriguez Foden
            Kane DCL Jimenez

            Nyland Bissouma Justin Vinagre

            1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 9 days ago

              I personally prefer Ings to Jimenez but it's very close.
              Looks good though

              1. IRBOX ⚽
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 9 days ago

                Everton and Villa have some of the next defensive stats in the league and that’s Ings next two fixtures. Will watch Jimenez closely tonight but Newcastle and Palace at home a tastier prospect

                1. IRBOX ⚽
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 9 days ago

                  best defensive stats rather

                2. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 9 days ago

                  Yeah it's a case of form vs fixtures. Makes sense, I just think Ings is a much better asset overall but I can see why you would want to lose him

                  1. IRBOX ⚽
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 9 days ago

                    WC GW9-10

          7. Fred54
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            My last 3 transfers in have been Salah, Son and Kane.

            Makes me wonder WTF I was thinking in previous 4 GWs.

            (Okay TBF I did start the season with Salah...)

            1. No Professionals
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 9 days ago

              I took a knee jerk hit to take Kane out after week 1. Only just starting to recover my season.

          8. The Mandalorian
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Antonio is being spoken about by the scouts what are your thoughts.
            He has a hamstring injury. I did some checking and he has a bad injury record for hamstrings. He usually just plays half a season, so I doubt he can be relied upon.
            Thoughts guys.

            1. Trophé Mourinho
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 9 days ago

              Well his next two suck anyway, maybe after that and hopefully he is fine which I’m sure he will be. He came on the pitch after to celebrate

            2. Karan14
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 9 days ago

              I'm considering Bowen over him.

          9. Nunoooooooooo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Is this team worth a -8??

            Martinez - Steer
            Robbo - Saiss - Chilwell - Justin - Mitchell
            Salah - Son - Grealish - Pulisic - Foden
            Kane - DCL - Brewster

            1. Pegboy
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 9 days ago

              Who are you transfering out?

              1. Nunoooooooooo
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 9 days ago

                McCarthy ➡️ Martinez
                Podence ➡️ Grealish
                Digne ➡️ Chilwell

            2. aleksios
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 9 days ago

              Depends who you take out.

            3. No Professionals
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 9 days ago

              Depends which players you’re getting in. If it’s Mitchell, Justin and steer, no...

            4. The Mandalorian
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 9 days ago

              Yeah if your rank is decent if its bad I'd wildcard

          10. Bubz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Assuming I don't make a transfer, I will have to make this benching decision. Which would you PLAY out of:

            A. Ayling (avl)
            B. Soucek (MCI)

            (I own Watkins fwiw, so I'm obviously hoping he scores vs Ayling)

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

              B.

            2. Karan14
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 9 days ago

              Soucek

            3. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 9 days ago

              A

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

              Tough one. A marginally.

            5. The Mandalorian
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 9 days ago

              A

            6. Black Knights
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 9 days ago

              Play B. Goal threat, and City are still getting it together.

              Leeds will concede at least one.

              1. Bubz
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 9 days ago

                Yeah thats what Im leaning toward

          11. aleksios
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Anything worth a hit here? 4.4itb .

            --Martinez
            --Robbo--Chilwell--Lamptey
            --Salah--Grealish--JRod--Barnes
            --Kane--DCL--Bamford.

            --Nyland--Mitchell--KWP--Burke.

            Maybe Barnes to Bruno/Son?

            Thanks guys.

            1. The Mandalorian
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 9 days ago

              No good team

            2. Zrinkec
                1 month, 9 days ago

                save ft

            3. Joey Tribbiani
                1 month, 9 days ago

                Anyone else going without Kane for 1 more week?
                I think Jimenez (NEW) can outscore Kane (bur) -4

                1. Karan14
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 9 days ago

                  Yes I think I'll make that move free next week. Not worth a -4 this week o reckon.

                2. No Professionals
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 9 days ago

                  Yeah maybe, I wouldn’t be hitting for Kane this week as I only like to take a hit for captaincy or because I’ll only have 10 players.

                3. Miguel Sanchez
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 9 days ago

                  No, the fear of the Kane 16+ point return is too great now.

                4. diesel001
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 9 days ago

                  I disagree. But I could end up being wrong.

              • Gudjohnsen
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 9 days ago

                Jimenez to Kane for a hit?

                1. Eat my goal!
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 9 days ago

                  Debating the same below - I guess if jimi is dire tonight it’ll settle it but if he looks good and scores I may wait!

                  Also see if Burnley put in a defensive show!

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

                  Would you captain him? If not, I'd probably wait.

                  1. No Professionals
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 9 days ago

                    This

              • Eat my goal!
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 9 days ago

                Whilst this seems like a dumb question, is it really worth bringing in Kane for hit?

                3 great fixtures but then I don’t really want him all the way till after Christmas and I’m thinking I’ll want sterling & Kdb (providing fit) from 10 onwards

                1. Karan14
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 9 days ago

                  I want him for BHA & wba. Can sell him for Aguero after that.

                  1. Eat my goal!
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 9 days ago

                    Which is a plan, but worried about aguero game time in the prem - have you looked at the fixt

                2. Qaiss
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 9 days ago

                  Spurs attack are a trap

                  1. No Professionals
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 9 days ago

                    Ha

                  2. mynameisq
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 9 days ago

                    They're a trap as a team in general (in terms of ability to win a match) but attacking wise not a trap. No attack is a trap anymore, nobody can defend

                3. No Professionals
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 9 days ago

                  Kane has always been pretty fixture proof when fit

                  1. No Professionals
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 9 days ago

                    And in form

              • Zenith UK
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 9 days ago

                Hey all,

                Had a good chat on previous article about this and have revisited, thoughts on the revamped wildcard team please;

                Martinez, 4.0 (any in particular?)
                Cresswell, Konsa, KWP, Dallas, Kilman
                Salah, Rashford, Son, Rodriguez, Barkley*
                Kane, DCL, Bamford

                EXACT funds.

                *Any particular reason people are hyping Barkley over McGinn? McGinn already has four assists and a goal this season and he's cheaper by 0.4M

                That 0.4M can be put into defence? Also I can downgrade Bamford to someone like Brewster for an extra 1.2M so I can have 1.2M or 1.6M to upgrade the defence if I want too.

                Also contemplating Foden over Rodriguez, just so I have City cover and I don't have to worry about an Everton blank (again gives me 1.3M to spend elsewhere).

                1. The Mandalorian
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 9 days ago

                  I'd downgrade Bamford and use money elsewhere. McGinn I'd go over Barks, forget City until they hit form.

                  1. Zenith UK
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 9 days ago

                    So Bamford to Brewster and McGinn over Barkley = 1.6M banked to upgrade (defence) or hold?

                    1. The Mandalorian
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      1 month, 9 days ago

                      Yes and bring in lamptey and Chilwell

                2. Rains of Castamere
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 9 days ago

                  I got Barkley last week... takes more shots than McGinn and likely to be on pens. For me he's great value at 5.9 in an attacking, in-form side with good fixtures.

              • Pep Roulette
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 9 days ago

                Anyone else interested in Foden for next couple of gameweeks? It's West Ham & Sheffield!

                1. Karan14
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 9 days ago

                  Have him and hoping he can deliver.

                2. Pukkipartyy
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 9 days ago

                  I have him and wondering should i transfer him to Grealish or Rashford...am i mad?

                3. Pegboy
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 9 days ago

                  As an owner, he looks like a candidate to not sell or buy. Better options IMO.

                4. Lemongrab
                  • 11 Years
                  1 month, 9 days ago

                  I've had him since gw1 and he's going nowhere. For 6.5m I think he'll get steady returns all season with the occasional haul when City smash someone.

                5. Zenith UK
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 9 days ago

                  See above

              • FALSE PROFIT
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 9 days ago

                A weekly not so informed 2 line comment on the 8 matches to date. sorry for repost
                Noteable overall information:
                Penalties are getting rarer; the refs seem to have gone the other way when making decisions. However, with the high scoring matches still in abundance it maybe time to move away from clean sheet potential and reinvest in attacking returns.

                Everton 2 Pool 2: Atticking qualities and defensive frailties seem to be order of the Day with Pool. Maybe time to move TAA on and keep Robbo especially with VVD out. No Richarlison could dampen the appeal of DCL in future Everton games.

                Chelski 3 Soton 3: Similar to Spurs, there is no doubt attack appeal remains with Chelski. Time for defensive assets, Especially James to be moved on. Soton Mr reliable Danny Ings remains an interest. Both sides were woeful defending.

                Citeh 1 Arsenal 0: gone are the times of bucket loads of goals for Citeh, but worth a mention a slightly overweight Kun was back and Foden got an assist. Pool, Chelski, Spurs and ManU attacking assets maybe to consider over Citeh. Arsenal were woeful IMO but could have still scored a couple. Saka is the only Gunners player I would consider ATM. (Young Class)

                Newcastle 1 ManU 4: ManU spent the first hour banging at locked doors. Not so sure they are over their slump. The Dutchman picked them up when he came on. Pogba added very little. Wilson still remains promising having being robbed of a goal by de Gea's great save.
                Bruno can still be a good option too.

                Shef Utd 1 Fulham 1: The most boring game of the weekend. Stay away from both IMO; neither offer much apart from Brewster at 4.5 being an enabler. Hard to call anything else as against decent sides, even less will be worthwhile.

                Palace 1 Brighton 1: The shine of early good play is disappearing with Palace. I think 18 shots to 1 in Brightons favour and the one from palace was the penalty. Maupay still looks a good choice but Palace defenders seem the only way into their side, no matter their fixtures.
                Lamptey is the little right footed Messi who would not surprise me if he has positional changes further up the field as he gets older. Clean sheets maybe scarce though.

                Spurs 3 Hammers 3: Total class from Son and Kane who you should have probably both. They ripped hammers apart in 1st half, only to sit back ten yards in the second. Anonion had a quiet day but Soucek seems to be great for his price. Reguillon looked promising and Masuaku could do well when fixtures turn. Even in these time we won't see a comeback like Hammers for a long while.

                Leicester 0 Villa 1: Neither side were close to their best. No vardy running channels seem to limit the foxes. Their full backs cannot operate so far forward with a lack of mobility in the central defensive setup. Grealish, Barkley and Martinez remain the picks at Villa offering good value.

                Conclusion to date: Whatever side you have, outside of Kane/Son, resist chasing the ace each time a player gets a haul. I can't help but think Werner can really do well after half the world have sild him. Keep safe picks and live minimal amounts in defense.

              • Inazuma X1
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 9 days ago

                Wow Kane is already on 5 goals and 7 assists in just 5 games

                Monster!

                1. Miguel Sanchez
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 9 days ago

                  Already equalled his best total of assists

                  1. No Professionals
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 9 days ago

                    You do wonder when teams might realise that Kane is good at passing and son is very fast

              • Chronostate
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 9 days ago

                Considering 3 transfers going for Kane, current team is:

                Martinez, McCarthy - Robertson Saiss, Digne, Justin Lamptey - Son, Zaha, Salah, Barnes, Burke - Ings, Jimenez, DCL.

                a) Ings + Jimenez out for Kane + Watkins
                b) Jimenez + Barnes or Zaha out. Kane + cheap mid.
                c) Ings + Jimenez out for Kane + Che Adams
                d) a or b + Barnes for Grealish.

                Want Kane badly, just don't know how to make him in

              • Dexters Laboratory
                  1 month, 9 days ago

                  Manager of the month on the line. Who wins
                  A) Jiminez
                  B) Semendo +2

                  1. Miguel Sanchez
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 9 days ago

                    A

                    1. Dexters Laboratory
                        1 month, 9 days ago

                        I'm B.. thinking A has it too. I'll be hiding behind my couch tonight

                    2. Dexters Laboratory
                        1 month, 9 days ago

                        FYI our league does it different GW1-5 is month one. Easier to split the funds

                        1. No Professionals
                          • 3 Years
                          1 month, 9 days ago

                          Split the what?!

                          1. Dexters Laboratory
                              1 month, 9 days ago

                              Prize money

                              1. No Professionals
                                • 3 Years
                                1 month, 9 days ago

                        2. mynameisq
                          • 7 Years
                          1 month, 9 days ago

                          B

                          1. Dexters Laboratory
                              1 month, 9 days ago

                              Thanks! Here's hoping

                        3. hogree
                          • 3 Years
                          1 month, 9 days ago

                          Exact money for this -8

                          Jimenez + Richarlison + Podence --> Trossard + Watkins + Kane

                          Would you?

                        4. Steve The Spud
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          1 month, 9 days ago

                          Morning all. Is there anywhere online or on fpl site where you can see your history of captain picks and returns ?

                          1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
                            • 4 Years
                            1 month, 9 days ago

                            Premier Fantasy Tools is good

                        5. Your Man With The Hair
                          • 9 Years
                          1 month, 9 days ago

                          Am I correct in thinking there is zero chance the GW 1 fixtures that were postponed will be rescheduled for this side of christmas?

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

                            Unless two teams in the same fixture get knocked out of the league cup next round 100% after Christmas even if they do will still probably be after Christmas

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

                          Is there a specific week coming up that is looking good to WC? Not sure of the tactic here but I'm keen to leave it a few more weeks to really get the measure of everything...

                          1. No Professionals
                            • 3 Years
                            1 month, 9 days ago

                            Man City fixtures are great from gw 10 at which point two attackers looks the go to move, I’d target then it I still had mine

                        7. Berbs
                          • 10 Years
                          1 month, 9 days ago

                          Devastating that van Dijk's has an ACL injury and perhaps even more worrying that the club have chosen not to put a timeframe on it - opening up the door that we may not see him again this season.

                          In better news, Alisson should be back for the West Ham (H) in GW7 as per Liverpool Echo. This coincides with a sea of green fixtures - they only play 2 of the top 6 for the rest of the year: SHU, WHU, mci, LEI, bha, WOL, ful, TOT, cry, WBA, new

                          I think, and I hope that Klopp goes to 3412 for this period:

                          Alisson
                          Fabinho - Matip - Gomez
                          TAA - Henderson - Thiago - Robertson
                          Firmino
                          Salah - Mane

                          - More numbers in defence providing protection for Gomez and TAA who've made poor starts to the season
                          - Push TAA and Robbo higher up
                          - Get Firmino away from the penalty box (let's face it, Klopp isn't going to drop him)
                          - Get Salah and Mane as strikers with more emphasis on goals

                          Perhaps I'm living in hope here, but I think this is Liverpool's best solution for now. With the fixtures so good, I wouldn't be selling defensive assets without seeing how Klopp lines up.

                          1. Eat my goal!
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 2 Years
                            1 month, 9 days ago

                            It’ll be matip and Gomez in a back 4

                            Think they’ll do alright, Adrian is the big problem

                            As you say once he’s back there are plenty of good fixtures

                            Double is too much

                            1. No Professionals
                              • 3 Years
                              1 month, 9 days ago

                              Gomez is as bigger problem as Adrian.

                              1. Eat my goal!
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 2 Years
                                1 month, 9 days ago

                                Nah, time will tell but confidence in the keeper does wonders for the CB’s

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

                              Only one more week of Adrian thankfully.

                              I hope it's not Matip and Gomez in a back 4 - I definitely think Fabinho needs to play CB.

                          2. Miguel Sanchez
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 4 Years
                            1 month, 9 days ago

                            How much of a blow would it be to lose the 3rd central mid with this formation change?

                            1. Berbs
                              • 10 Years
                              1 month, 9 days ago

                              With the way Wijnaldum has been playing since the turn of the year, not much.

                          3. baps hunter
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 3 Years
                            1 month, 9 days ago

                            I agree, but it doesnt matter. Interesting to see what Klopp does.

                          4. Gudjohnsen
                            • 3 Years
                            1 month, 9 days ago

                            I like this lineup and think it makes sense.
                            Hope for the best as a Pool fan.

                          5. Karan14
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 4 Years
                            1 month, 9 days ago

                            I'm on the Mo Mane double up. Hoping the problems in defence means Pool will score more goals.

                          6. bench boost for every gamew…
                            • 3 Years
                            1 month, 9 days ago

                            3 at the back is never going to happen with Klopp. But i think the approach to games will akter a bit, maybe a bit more gung ho, as he sees that defence are more vulnerable hus attacking prowess could be called more upon. I would preger Fabinho as cb partner to either one of matip or gomes

                        8. Goodricke
                          • 5 Years
                          1 month, 9 days ago

                          Wildcarded, and after a good day yesterday i am on 72 with 1 to play. If i had kept my team as it was (Werner!!!!! and Zaha) i would be on 86 with 2 to play. My week 1 team would have 73 with 2 to play. I hate this game.

                          1. OptimusBlack
                            • 7 Years
                            1 month, 9 days ago

                            you got 72 Pts that's good u should be happy

                          2. baps hunter
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 3 Years
                            1 month, 9 days ago

                            Love and hate, yes... 101 pts to climb even to top 100k here atm. And I thought I had bad start last season 🙁

                          3. Berbs
                            • 10 Years
                            1 month, 9 days ago

                            The best way to assess a WC is after a number of weeks as opposed to the week immediately after.

                            1. Goodricke
                              • 5 Years
                              1 month, 9 days ago

                              it's not the players i picked (VVD!!!!) it's the fact that my time machine packed in a few weeks back, and my hindsight machine is working fine! I played the wildcard because i had had it with waiting for werner, and as i needed to make at least 3 transfers to get players i wanted, i thought a wildcard was the best option. I am never listening to me again!

                              1. RAFA THE GAFFA
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 4 Years
                                1 month, 9 days ago

                                Who you going to listen to then?

                                1. Goodricke
                                  • 5 Years
                                  1 month, 9 days ago

                                  The voices in my head!!! Sold VVD and Costa (kept him as he is facing his old club tonight) and brought in Mitchell and William! Strikers are fearless this season due to no crowd abuse, and i thing the lack of abuse is stopping defenders giving their all. So, i am going to downgrade all my defence to cheap starters (and Bellerin, as he was played out of position in midfield against city) as clean sheets are as rare as rocking horse sheet this season. put the money into attack.

                                  Come on Willian!

                        9. davies
                          • 6 Years
                          1 month, 9 days ago

                          Which option do you prefer?

                          A) TAA Pulisic Watkins
                          B) Dunne Grealish Kane

                          Martinez Forster
                          Robertson Lamptey Dallas Mitchell *****
                          Salah Sterling Son ***** Soucek
                          ***** DCL Brewster

                          Cheers.

                          1. RAFA THE GAFFA
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 4 Years
                            1 month, 9 days ago

                            Tricky. Right now it’s hard to look past Harry

                          2. Zrinkec
                              1 month, 9 days ago

                              2

                          3. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 5 Years
                            1 month, 9 days ago

                            Matip spotted going into hospital to have a scan, potentially Joe Gomez will be Liverpool’s only centre back

                            1. Berbs
                              • 10 Years
                              1 month, 9 days ago

                              @JamesPearceLFC
                              Joel Matip underwent a scan on Saturday after complaining of discomfort in a leg muscle after the derby. Nothing major but will continue to be assessed ahead of Ajax away in the CL on Wednesday night. #LFC

                          4. Trophé Mourinho
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 1 Year
                            1 month, 9 days ago

                            Kane easily best striker in the league and top 5 in the world. Agree?

                            1. RAFA THE GAFFA
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 4 Years
                              1 month, 9 days ago

                              On form, yes.

                          5. dshv
                            • 3 Years
                            1 month, 9 days ago

                            Mccarthy
                            Taa mitchell justin (taylor, davies)
                            Salah soucek soun bruno sterling
                            Watkins dcl davis

                            0.2 itb .. what have to change for a hit ???