Scout Notes

Can £4.0m defender Kilman nail down starting place in Wolves defence?

Leeds 0-1 Wolves

  • Goals: Raúl Jiménez (£8.5m)
  • Assists: Max Kilman (£4.0m)
  • Bonus points: Kilman x3, Jiménez x2, Romain Saïss x1 (£5.2m)

A View to a Kil

Max Kilman (£4.0m) has made a meteoric rise to the top of the budget defender pool with a second successive start and second successive points haul.

The Wolves centre-back has only played two from a possible five matches this season but has already scored 21 points, the joint-most of any defender priced at £4.5m or below.

Incredibly, the player has secured maximum bonus points in each of his two performances so far and he added an assist in the 1-0 win over Leeds.

“He deserves (the man of the match award). He’s been brilliant. He’s been with us for years. He’s listened. He’s a great lad. He gives us a bit of balance on that left-hand side. All the time. He loves having battles with Adama. Nobody goes near Adama in training but he full-on fights with him.” – Conor Coady

“He has become stronger as time has gone by. I’m proud of the response he has given and the credit goes to him. When the chance comes, you have to respond, and Max did that.” – Nuno Espirito Santo

The question facing Fantasy managers is now whether or not Kilman can nail down a regular starting berth in the Wolves side.

Even though he has been praised by captain and manager alike, unfortunately, it is difficult to say with certainty that Kilman will retain his place. This particular issue certainly one that requires more data.

The reason why Kilman has enjoyed starts in each of the last two Gameweeks is that regular centre-back option Romain Saïss (£5.2m) has been forced to cover the left wing-back role in light of injuries to Jonny (£5.4m) and Marçal (£4.9m) as well as the departure of Ruben Vinagre (£4.3m).

With the arrival of Rayan Aït-Nouri (£5.0m) and Marçal returning from his knock on Monday night, there are more options for Nuno Espirito Santo to choose from in that position moving forward.

While Saïss has enjoyed his time bombing forward as a wing-back, which we’ll highlight in more detail shortly, he has looked exposed at times playing in a wider role, caught out by the pacier wingers and full-backs.

Therefore, with left wing-back reinforcements on the way, Nuno looks set for a tough decision between Saïss or Kilman to start in the back-three alongside Conor Coady (£5.0m) and Willy Boly (£5.5m) long-term.

Do as the Romains do

While there remain uncertainties about Wolves best back-five, Saïss continues to offer excellent value for his increasing ownership.

Nuno’s men have kept a clean sheet in three of their five matches this season, and the Moroccan has walked away with bonus points on each of those occasions, even though he only has one attacking return to his name. A total of six in that department puts Saïss behind only Lucas Digne (£6.2m) on seven among defenders after five Gameweeks.

That has taken him to a tally of 31 points for the season thus far, more than any other defender and sure to induce more price rises ahead of home meetings with Newcastle and Crystal Palace.

Saïss was unfortunate not to walk away with attacking returns at Elland Road, whose incredible rifled effort into the bottom right-hand corner of Illan Meslier‘s (£4.5m) goal was chalked off for an offside in the build-up.

He was also denied an assist in the first half when Leeds’ youthful goalkeeper produced an impressive stop from a Daniel Podence (£5.6m) effort.

However, while Saïss has looked exciting in the last two matches, we have to bring Wolves’ selection dilemma at the back into the conversation. If Aït-Nouri or Marçal slots in at left wing-back against Newcastle and Saïss returns to the back-three, he will almost certainly enjoy much less time in the opposition half.

Dear Podence

Podence owners were asked to show a little more patience once again as he proved one of Wolves’ most dangerous players at Elland Road but came away with a second successive blank.

His powerful first-half shot forced an impressive save out of Meslier, who sprawled to stop a left-footed curling effort in the second half too.

While neither of those chances went in, the fact that a Newcastle that has conceded seven goals in the last two Gameweeks is up next for Wolves is perhaps enough to hold Podence. 

That said, he was replaced by Adama Traoré (£6.4m) in the 64th minute with Pedro Neto‘s (£5.5m) involvement continuing until the 89th.

Leeds United XI (4-1-4-1): Meslier; Dallas, Struijk (Hernández 75′), Koch, Ayling; K Phillips; Harrison (Raphinha 82′), Rodrigo, Klich, Costa (Poveda-Ocampo 71′); Bamford.

Wolves XI (3-4-3): Patrício; Kilman, Coady, Boly; Saïss, Moutinho (Neves 82′), Dendoncker, Semedo; Neto (Marçal 89′), Jiménez, Podence (Traoré 65′).

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1,379 Comments Post a Comment
  1. NABIL - 1 season 1der
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Kane at 10.8 ... still underpriced imo

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

      He is atm but prob won't be over the season...Jose will revert to type I reckon and won't be nearly as many goals once things settle

      1. NABIL - 1 season 1der
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Why not?

        Imo mour has unleashed his true potential.. playing like a number 8+10 n 9 sometimes.. maybe goals will be less than seasons before for a better player, real and FPL wise

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

          agree he is playing great dropping into number 10 and further at times... been very impressed by his passing this season!

          1. NABIL - 1 season 1der
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            At this rate he might be better than KDB :ozil:

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

      For now but a strong second season start was always expected, Jose's been doing it his entire career. After a while he moves into a more conservative, focus on grinding out wins approach and the goals dry up. Also GW10 Aguero swap could prove beneficial.

      1. NABIL - 1 season 1der
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Yep it's the normal plan or approach for the so called 'big teams', go all out attack early days and keep it tight at later stage when the competitions get going.

        Just have to ride on Kane until the wheels off.

        Fyi i might go kane n kun in gw9 😉

    3. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Looks a force, for a while he was getting marked out of games but with son and bale around him he’s going to pick up A lot more space and actually have runners ahead, I think we (spurs) could do well if he stays fit for the season but that will depend on improving at the back a bit

      1. NABIL - 1 season 1der
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Tough for me to say.. but in reality, You guys are definitely title contenders this season, unless Europa taking its toll. I wouldn't rule out triple up spurs attack in near future. With 3.7 itb and grealish already in, I can do Barkley to Bale straight swap if he gets it going

    4. Avo24
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      maybe he will score less goal but will provide more assist. I hope people still neglected his haul in three weeks and get burned in the long run

  2. De Gea is GOAT
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Really unsure on who to captain this week guys. Kane has an excellent record vs BUR but they picked up a tiny bit of form in the last game and could be tighter defensively. Salah on the other hand is versing an awful SHU side but LIV are missing some key players and may have a different approach to the game. With that said please help me pick one

    A Kane
    B Salah

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

      Salah
      Home game
      Relegation zone team

      No Brainer !

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

      It'll be interesting to see how Klopp approaches today's game vs Ajax w/o VVD. Either he goes full on offense, decides to drop the defensive line for solidity instead, or attempts to maintain the same approach which could be disastrous. Hopefully, we'll learn a lot today about how Liverpool are looking to set up.

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

        I can't see him going full offensive vs CL team.
        PL is a different story.

        1. De Gea is GOAT
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Currently on Salah. Tbh the only thing making me look the other way is Kane's great record vs BUR and his excellent form. Might just stick with Mo. Cheers Amey.

    3. NABIL - 1 season 1der
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      B

      1. De Gea is GOAT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Reason for B Nabil? Thanks

        1. NABIL - 1 season 1der
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Like what amey said. Plus Pope n Burnley might have found their mojo again, with players returning.

          Like another poster said, C salah might fail, but it's the correct decision.

          1. De Gea is GOAT
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            My bad i thought you were going for Kane. Yeah i completely agree. Mo it is unless something big comes up before the weekend.

            1. NABIL - 1 season 1der
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 5 days ago

              Yep an injury or something

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

      My worry with salah is, with so many injuries Milner may be a regular now which takes away penalties from salah.

      1. De Gea is GOAT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        I dont think Mlilner will 100% be on penalties tbh.

    5. skodaole2
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      They ll probably get the same points, most people will go with Salah. I believe LIV will just try to get the 3 points, i know SHU are not a good team but LIV without VvD may lose their balance. Spurs at this point are more explosive and i expect them after last GW's result to play 90 mins like crazy. Pending midweek games I ll go with Harry.

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

    Like the look of this team for this gw. Cap Kane or Salah?

    martinez
    robbo lamptey ward
    salah son pulisic james grealish
    kane dcl

    forster dallas brewster branthwaite

    1. De Gea is GOAT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Awesome team. I'm currently on Salah but Kanes very tempting.

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

        Cheers. Same dilemma. Salah has the home fixture but Kane's away form is hard to ignore.

        1. De Gea is GOAT
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Yep and his record vs BUR.

    2. NABIL - 1 season 1der
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Brewster first sub. C Salah

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

        Think he starts?

        1. NABIL - 1 season 1der
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Think he will score! Player against ex club rule lol

          But me myself don't have room to play him..maybe over Soucek but not liking it

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

            lol some rule that. I would play soucek over him for sure.

  4. Over Midwicket
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Mornings folks. I need to ditch KDB. Would you recommend..

    A) Get Mané in for a hit and play 442 with Konsa
    B) Spread the cash and get Grealish + Hamez for a hit and play 352
    C) Just KDB to Grealish/Hamez for free

    A means an easy downgrade to get KDB in later..

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

      B

    2. NABIL - 1 season 1der
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      B or C

    3. Amey
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      A

    4. Over Midwicket
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Thanks all. B seems to win out. Bit worried about spreading the cash to mid priced "assisters of the assister"

    5. Erez Avni
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      B

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

      Mane

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

    Guys havertz to hames for free? With rich out?

    1. NABIL - 1 season 1der
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Yep.

      Camzy wouldn't approve that one

    2. bench boost for every gamew…
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      That seems like a luxury transfer and not a good one IMO. Chelsea havenice run og fixtures to come.

    3. skodaole2
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      I wouldnt. Would be happy to save FT if thats your only concern. James ownership is way too high and Chelsea seem to have found a way to score goals, i m thinking of doing the opposite when i find the chance.

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

    Agree with the benchings?

    Martinez
    Robbo TAA Semedo Lamptey
    Salah Grealish Son Podence
    Kane DCL

    4m - Wood Mitchell Reed

    1FT 0.7m ITB

    Cheers

    1. Over Midwicket
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Yes

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

    Would you do kdb/Jimmy to Grealish/Kane for -4?

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

      Yes

    2. Over Midwicket
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Hell yes

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

      Happily

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

      100%

    5. Phil's Stamps
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      yep

    6. bench boost for every gamew…
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Depends on Kdb news

    7. NABIL - 1 season 1der
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      What they said

    8. noquarternt
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      I just don't get it. Nearly everyone ahead of you has Kane and a lot might have Grealish, by taking a hit you're solidifying their lead over you. Would look at Aguero or someone different who's still a great option.

    9. St Pauli Walnuts
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      That's exactly what I've done. Plan to try and get KDB back for GW10 onwards.

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

    Hey guys,
    Thoughts on this wildcard team?

    0.2M itb...
    __________________________________________
    Martinez
    Robertson Chilwell Lamptey
    Salah Son Rodriguez Grealish
    Kane DCL Watkins

    Button | Ayling Kilman Bissouma
    __________________________________________

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

      You dont value opinions of other people,why is this posted 11 times on your last page?

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

        cheers for the feedback 🙂

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

    Best use of an FT?
    A) James -> Robertson
    B) Jiménez -> Kane (& play James..)
    C) Burke -> Grealish
    D) Davis -> Watkins

    Plenty ITB so could do any 2 for a -4.

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

      B and C

    2. the dom 1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Like B

    3. skodaole2
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      B seems good but all others seem to be more important. I d do C+D if Burke and Davis are both starters in your team, else A + D. In both cases the hit points will come back

    4. Phil's Stamps
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      C then A.

    5. Erez Avni
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      C

  10. Trebadom
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Hi guys!

    I've used my WC this week. Any changes I need to consider please? And correct bench for this week?

    Martinez
    Saiss Kilman Chilwell
    Zaha Rodriguez Son Salah
    Werner Kane DCL

    Justin | Mitchell | Jorginho |

    0.0 ITB

    Thanks Guys

    1. skodaole2
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      If you took your wc now, you surely cant handle Justin, Mitchell and Kilman all together. Maybe all three during the next few GWs wont start. Also Jorginho is not needed on the bench, i d say get a 4.5 mid to bench every week and upgrade defence. And get another playing def instead of Justin. Front 7 are all players who scored last week, you think they ll all score this week as well?

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

        Yeah Justin Mitchell may have had their time there are better options in those positions. Your team value must be huge, 103+ ?

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

          102.6M mate

          Thanks for the advice

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

        Thanks a lot for the reply.

        Trying to invest heavy up front as clean sheets seem rare this season and defence points very low. Get what you say for sure though. I only need 3 defenders to play but mitchell and kilmans time could be limited for sure.
        So, might head your advice and downgrade Jorginho and upgrade one of those two and look for Justin alternative...... Sound like a plan?

      3. Trebadom
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Thanks a lot for the reply.

        Trying to invest heavy up front as clean sheets seem rare this season and defence points very low. Get what you say for sure though. I only need 3 defenders to play but mitchell and kilmans time could be limited for sure.
        So, might head your advice and downgrade Jorginho and upgrade one of those two and look for Justin alternative...... Sound like a plan?

    2. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Look at the ticker for next ten weeks, any swings get ready.

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

      Justin out. Don't like Zaha at all - he was lucky to get a penalty. Having both Saiss and Kilman will probably end up meaning only one will play when Wolves settle down..

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

        Would you go Grealish instead?

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

        Palace fixtures look so good for 5 or 6 weeks.

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

    Does a game being/not being televised ever influence your captaincy?

    1. The Train Driver
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Unfortunately yes...

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

      No

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

      Actually yes 🙂

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

      Liverpool game only on PPV in UK whereas Tottenham game is on Sky Sports and is the last kick off.

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

      No

    6. bench boost for every gamew…
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Could have in the past. Every game is televised now

    7. skodaole2
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Work has influenced my captaincy, when i work on weekends i try to captain a player of a late game to watch it. Does it count?

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

        Yeah - I would count that in the same bracket

    8. noquarternt
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Nah, its just Salah.

    9. Homer21
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Absolutely not!

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

    Morning dzzz, best moves here with 1ft and 3.2m itb. Have too many non-starters (*) and midfield looks weak with barnes/havertz.

    Martinez
    Taa • Saiss • Lamptey -- James* Mitchell*
    Son • Havertz • Barnes • KDB -- Burke*
    Jimmy • DCL • Watkins

    A: KDB >> Salah. And sort out one of James/Barnes/Havertz next gw
    B: KDB + Havertz >> Salah + Bruno (-4)
    C: KDB + Jimmy >> Salah + Kane (-4)
    D: Something else

    1. skodaole2
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      C seems the logical choice, although Jimenez is a good choice with good fixtures to be transferred out for a hit.

    2. NABIL - 1 season 1der
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      C

    3. Shark Team
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      B

  13. Erez Avni
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Need some help here please...

    I know that the obvious move is Jimenez/Ings to Kane, but I’m not going to captain him this GW and Jimenez/Ings have a decent game. so... any suggestions what to do here?

    2.4 Itb and 1 ft (willing to take a hit)

    Martinez
    TAA Robo KWP Mitchel (Justin)
    Salah Son Barnes (poveda stephens)
    Jiménez Ings DCL

    Cheers!

    1. skodaole2
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Upgrade one of your benched mids and play him instead of Mitchell. No need to take a hit this week i d play Justin ahead of KWP, expect ARS - LEI to be a very close game.

      1. Erez Avni
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        interesting... but keeping Barnes? I don’t know. I thought maybe bringing James instead and upgrade Justin to semedo for a hit

        1. skodaole2
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Taking a hit for a defender is not sth i would suggest since you have 3 defenders to start. But having two non playing mids looks the first priority to fix. If you have this move in mind, do it, the point is to enjoy the game not do what others suggest. Good luck with your choice.

          1. Erez Avni
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            thanks man great advice!

    2. NABIL - 1 season 1der
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Save FT imo

    3. bench boost for every gamew…
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Def and mid will crack SOON so i vest in better options for either defenders to play 4 at the back or upgrade poveda. 4 at the back with mitchell is not a good idea

      1. Erez Avni
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        maybe barnes & poveda to james and McGinn for a hit?...

  14. Reyson
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    hoping grealish is on pen for aston villa

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

      It’s him or Barkley

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

        Or Watkins

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

          Pretty poor record when I looked it up

    2. St Pauli Walnuts
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Mark Sutherns reckons it will be Grealish's choice and he will take them to boost England chances, not sure if that stacks up but interesting theory. Can see them getting a few pens the way they are setup.

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

    A) Jimi -> Kane
    B) Save FT. Next week TAA, Mitro -> Lamptey, Kane (have Robbo)

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

      B

    2. Major League Shocker
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 5 days ago

      A is a no-brainer for me for those who can do it for free.

  16. Major League Shocker
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 5 days ago

    This Jimenez to Kane (-4) decision is really doing my head in. One of the hardest I've ever had to make in FPL, not exaggerating.

    It should pay off over the next 3 even if Jimenez scores in GW6, right? I've only taken one hit so far, but now aggressiveness seems to be starting to pay off a bit more.

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

      Jimenez has only ever double returned 6 times in 81 games. He won’t punish you too heavily if you sell and you can always get him back at a later stage.

      1. Major League Shocker
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Cheers Miguel, you are one of the most helpful posters on here and it's great to hear this from you.

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

        I benched Jiminez on this logic once and he scored a brace

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

      Jimenez is a season keeper for me, he's so reliable and consistant in terms of points.

      1. Major League Shocker
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 5 days ago

        That was my intention too, but he's only 14th in xG among forwards this year vs 3rd last year. I had him from the start over the likes of Werner and Ings, very much against the FFS template.

        The team chemistry seems disrupted with all the personnel changes, and they seem to be looking to win every game 1-0.

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

          I'm sure he will progress during the season and reach his average, he's the main man at wolves and he will do well... my forward line is and always will be Kane-Jimenez-DCL

          1. Major League Shocker
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 5 days ago

            If this happens then I'll bring him back in when I wildcard. For now I can't justify keeping.

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

          They have never been particularly attacking, it really depends what you want for that position. Jimi is not and never really has been explosive but will tick along all season picking up points. I have him and certainly won't be taking out ahead of Newcastle at home, i intend to keep all season. No Euorpean games is a huge plus for him imo as he's basically guaranteed 90 mins every week. I would't be worrying about XG after 5 games as it's a very small sample size.

          1. Major League Shocker
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 5 days ago

            The actual goals don't look any better than the xG. The only teams that have scored fewer than Wolves are the bottom 3.

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

              Ings vs Jim is doing my head in...one has to go for Kane

    3. Erez Avni
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      I’m in the same dilemma, and my opinion at the moment is that if you don’t captain Kane this GW maybe you should give Jiménez another game and bringing Kane next GW.

      let’s say hypothetically Jiménez scores one plus the bps and the hit, kane needs a brace just to break even ):

      1. Major League Shocker
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 5 days ago

        It's a good point, maybe this is the right approach. However, I do have another move I want to make for GW7. I have not made a single transfer all season in defence and it needs addressing at some point.

    4. Chelsea91
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      For me Kane is better than Jimenez, if you look the goals against leeds is lucky as i think if it was not deflected keeper would save that.

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

        He's also 2m+ more expensive

        1. Chelsea91
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          How many assist and goals did kane have compare to Jimenez? I can see wolves attacking getting weaker. 2m+ will justify the it.

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

      After much rumination, I did the move for a -4 before the price rise. Had to downgrade Foden to Solly March. Cue Jimi brace this weekend

    6. skodaole2
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Kane just got up, wait for Spurs game then decide. I suspect Mou may use Vinicius at some point. Also Moura, Lamela may get minutes. Hit should pay off immediately although i d try to drop someone else to bring Kane

    7. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Even if it 'pays off in the next 3' that's false logic as you could do it for free next game week and still have him for 2 of those next 3. The hit is just for this week

      1. Major League Shocker
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 5 days ago

        True at some level, but the team needs cleaning up and I have another move I want to make next week that will also require a hit if I delay the Kane move.

        It certainly would have been much easier to just WC at some point to clean up my GW1 mistakes, but I'm still banking on a late WC paying off when it's truly needed.

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

          Jimi to Kane is a no brainer

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

      Similar decision and I decided to go for it.

      Simply put, there are many players cheaper than Jiminez that will score more than him, so it’s not a case of fear of losing out with Jimenez as it was in seasons past. The same goes for Ings really as both are at that difficult price point.

      Actually rather than a hit I played my Wild Card for a major over haul, looking at Kane, Aguero & DCL as my attacking front line (Aguero most nailed and cheapest of the premiums in to the City attack).

      You can’t have them all and GW9 will see me with 2 free transfers to bring in one or two Utd premiums for Kane, Aguero, Salah or Son

      It’s tough picking teams at the moment 🙂

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

        prefer Sterling over Kun

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

          1.1 cheaper, and that goes a long way and gives me Reguilón (will play him against any team) over a 4.5 defender

          Sterling & 4.5
          Aguero & Reguilon

  17. Hazardous1983
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    what to do with this

    mccarthy (steer)
    digne saiss taylor (justin, mitchell)
    salah son podence bruno (bisoumma)
    jimi dcl wilson

    3.7 in bank. wildcard used

    1) jimi to kane is my planned transfer, but should i take a hit to do something else

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

      No that love is fine and save

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

        *move

    2. Major League Shocker
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Team looks fine once you do that. No hit. You should eventually get rid of Podence, but not for a hit.

      1. Hazardous1983
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Feel i need a extra Liverpool player due to there good 2 fixtures mane/robbo or trent

        1. Chelsea91
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Get in Robbo and Salah.

  18. skodaole2
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Answered to most, lets take some opinions here:
    Would you take a hit to change anything, change the bench or gtg?

    Martinez
    Rob Saiss Dier
    Salah Son James R. Pereira
    Kane(c) Jimenez Mitrovic

    McCarthy Castagne Justin Reed
    0FT, 0.6 ITB

    1. Chelsea91
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      If you want to bench Castagne, better downgrade him. I would play him over other defender.

    2. Major League Shocker
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 5 days ago

      GTG

    3. Homer21
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Would get rid of Mitro for Wilson maybe, otherwise GTG

  19. Chelsea91
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Martinez
    Robbo,PVA,Chilwell
    Salah(c),Son(vc),Grealish,Sterling
    Wilson,Dcl,Maupay

    Button Dallas,Romeu,Douglas

    Think will fixed this for GW 6, all the best to all

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

    So Kane has...

    -most GA ...same as Salah
    -most SoT...more than Salah, Son and Mane
    -most big chances...same as Son and Mane(more than Salah)
    -only 2 less chances created than JRod

    😯

    *gulp

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

    Sterling a captain shout against West Ham?

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

      nope

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

      Why not? Scored a hattie against them last year in same fixture

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

    Brighton v WBA ... what a gift to climb rank with a lovely final day fixture 🙂

  23. TLF
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Got some tough decisions this week, no Spurs the obvious but not sure who I'm willing to sacrifice to fit them in. Might just sort James issue and roll the other FT.

    Martinez
    Trent, Lamptey, Saïss
    Mo, Sterling, Podence, Foden
    Werner, Jim, DCL
    (James, Mitchell, Burke)

    2FT, 0.2 itb

  24. baines is god
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    why did Strujik start last week?

    Any chance he starts again this week?

    1. Major League Shocker
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Cooper was out. Now Phillips is out too, so Bielsa said he'll start (see Scout tweets).

  25. baines is god
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Jorginho, Bissouma or Mitchell. Start 1?

    1. bigdip
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Mitchell Id say

  26. bigdip
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Pick 2 defenders to start:
    A) Mitchel (away to Fulham)
    B) Lamptey (home to West Brom)
    C) Coady (home to Newcastle)
    D) KWP (home to Everton)

    1. FC Hakkebøf
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      BC