Scout Notes

Kane asking tough questions of non-owners as effective ownership increases

Spurs 3-3 West Ham

  • Goals: Son Heung-min (£9.3m), Harry Kane x2 (£10.7m) | Fabian Balbuena (£4.4m), Manuel Lanzini (£6.4m)
  • Own goals: Davinson Sánchez (£5.4m)
  • Assists: Kane, Son, Sergio Reguilón (£5.5m) | Aaron Cresswell (£4.9m), Vladimir Coufal (£4.5m)
  • Bonus points: Kane x3, Son x2, Cresswell x1

The New Kane

Harry Kane (£10.7m) is back… just not as we know it. Fantasy Premier League managers have been waiting for this day for some time and many of them have finally got what they wanted: a Kane capable of exploding nearly every week.

Against West Ham, the Spurs forward delivered once more, registering another three attacking returns, posting a third double-figure haul in five matches and now heads into Gameweek 6 as the top-scoring Fantasy asset with 60 points.

That huge haul is made up of five goals and seven assists, which means Kane has already matched his personal-best total for assists in Premier League campaign, putting up seven in the 2016/17 and 2014/15 campaigns respectively.

A big reason for the player’s resurgence this season is that Jose Mourinho has finally found a way of building the Spurs team around Kane’s altered role in recent years.

Rather than trying to force him back into the more traditional number nine we once knew, Mourinho is making the most of Kane dropping into midfield. However, the premium forward is not just sitting deep, as we often saw over the last few years. In 2020/21, his success has come from balancing both areas of his game, knowing the right moments to drop and when to press forward to attack space.

Kane now knows the best time to drop into midfield is when space is opened up by the opposition and, as we saw for Spurs’ opening goal on Sunday, this is often combined with well-timed runs by Son Heung-min (£9.3m) on the left and whoever is occupying the right-hand flank. 

Spurs’ third goal against West Ham was a classic example of Kane knowing when to terrorise defences, peeling off the back of an exposed Angelo Ogbonna (£4.9m) to head beyond Lukasz Fabiański (£5.0m) from Sergio Reguilón‘s (£5.5m) cross.

MOVE WITH THE CROWD

It would appear that the more seasoned managers are starting to cotton onto Kane’s Fantasy credentials a lot sooner than the rest of the world – worth knowing for anyone trying to scythe their way up the overall rankings, or avoiding the red-arrowed swing of an effective ownership axe.

While Son sits in 46.8% of teams, second only to Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£7.7m), only 32% own Kane at this point in time. That’s despite the Spurs man registering 17 more points than Everton’s leading forward.

Meanwhile, as you can see from LiveFPL.net’s captaincy analysis for Gameweek 5, Son was the most popular skipper with a 17.9% share, while Kane had to make do with the second-highest backing (16.9%).

However, when we consider the managers who came into Gameweek 5 as the top 10,000, Kane’s command of the armband was much more significant.

47.6% of these bosses captained the premium forward, compared to just 20.8% backing for Mohamed Salah (£12.3m) and 16.4% for Son. Such figures ensued Kane had the highest effective ownership among the top 10k for Gameweek 5 (118.4%), a mantle he may well hold onto for Gameweek 6 as the game’s top-scoring player and a trip to Burnley.

West Ham defence

It must be said that Kane and his team-mates were certainly helped by some poor defending in Gameweek 5, although that was largely only during the first 20 minutes.

During this period, the Hammers were all over the place at the back. Having switched to a back-five, there was no communication in the opening exchanges and it was often unclear who was picking up which attackers.

That led to very little pressure on the ball, allowing for more time for Kane, Son and Reguilón to create the three chances that led to goals.

While that period might have encouraged those looking at Manchester City and Liverpool assets for the Gameweek 6 and 7 captaincy respectively, it is interesting to note that West Ham were much harder to break down after slipping into the initial 3-0 deficit.

They have weathered the storm of their difficult fixture run since the beginning of the campaign much better than expected, especially in comparison to the rest of the Premier League.

Between Gameweeks 1 and 4, their expected goals conceded (xGC) score was just 3.71 having faced Newcastle, Arsenal, Wolves and Leicester. That was the fourth-best in the Premier League over that period and the second-lowest of any team that had played four matches.

Even after conceding three goals at Spurs, their xGC of 5.40 was still in the division’s top three prior to Monday evening’s matches, although of the teams that played last night, only Burnley boasted a better score anyway.

Aaron Cresswell (£4.9m) is sure to end up on more and more Fantasy radars as West Ham’s fixture swing approaches in Gameweek 8. Between then and 13, David Moyes’ men face Fulham (home), Sheffield United (away), Aston Villa (home) and Leeds (home).

And against Wolves, Leicester and Spurs, Cresswell has registered a clean sheet and three assists, averaging nine points per game in that time.

The New Sergio

Reguilón is slowly emerging as the eye-catching Spurs defender, grabbing an assist in his second successive start at left-back, while the more expensive Matt Doherty (£5.8m) has missed out on each of the last two matches to Serge Aurier (£5.2m).

Reguilón has been a persistent creator of chances in his two Premier League outings thus far. Despite playing just 180 minutes compared to the rest of the team, his five key passes this season is the most of any Spurs defender and behind only Son (16) and Kane (13).

However, clean sheets continue to prove elusive for Mourinho’s men as they managed to surrender a 3-0 lead in the last 10 minutes of Sunday’s London derby.

It was a just reward for West Ham, who had proved persistent, especially during the second half and finished the game with more shots (13 to 11) and more shots in the box (10 to five) than their hosts.

It meant that Spurs are still without a clean sheet since Gameweek 37+ of last season and have let in eight goals since then, 1.6 per game.

Even though it looked settled at first, the centre-back pairing under Mourinho remains complicated for Fantasy managers and could be the only thing that might temper further investment in Reguilón.

Eric Dier (£5.0m) missed out for the first time with a hamstring injury, allowing Toby Alderweireld (£5.4m) to make his first start since Gameweek 1, this time alongside Davinson Sánchez (£5.4m). That was actually the centre-back pairing used the last time Spurs kept a clean sheet in the Premier League, although it did not work out on Sunday, with the Colombian netting an own goal. 

Meanwhile, after five matches, Spurs’ xGC of 7.18 remains inside the bottom seven so far this season. However, they do face Burnley (away), Brighton (home) and West Brom (home) before Gameweek 8.

Time to Bale?

After much fanfare, Gareth Bale (£9.5m) has finally made a reappearance in the Spurs team, this time as a 72nd-minute replacement for Steven Bergwijn (£7.1m).

The incredible performance of Son so far this season has largely pushed the Real Madrid man to the periphery of the Fantasy radar but managers would do well to keep an eye on him in the coming weeks.

As the South Korean’s price rapidly increases in line with Bale’s (now £9.3m to £9.5m), the latter may find himself less overlooked in the interest of value.

And if his 18-minute spell against West Ham is anything to go by, the Welshman is sure to find himself in the goals this season.

Stationed on the right-hand side of Spurs’ attacking midfield, Bale linked up well with Kane and was played through for what looked a certain goal in the closing stages.

We will also have to keep an eye on what impact Bale has on the key assets around him and whether or not he might detract from the amount of possession Son sees. Against West Ham, the two players had the same minutes per touch figure of 1.6.

Antonio latest

Finally, an update on Michail Antonio (£6.3m), whose 76th-minute substitution ensured he was not involved in any of West Ham’s comeback goals.

It was his first blank away from home this season and the forward can certainly consider himself unfortunate to have registered just one point, as he had more touches in the penalty box than any other player on the pitch (10) and was joint top for shots in the box too.

Moyes revealed after the game that Antonio had a tight hamstring and that the substitution was largely precautionary.

“Michail had a tight hamstring and I didn’t want to take any chances at that time so I changed it.” – David Moyes

While Antonio owners will have to wait on the next press conference before making a final decision, his chances of a start up-front were still boosted by the latest news on Sebastien Haller (£6.2m), West Ham’s only other senior recognised striker, who missed the Spurs game with a knock.

“We were pretty short, Seb Haller picked up an injury in training yesterday.” – David Moyes

Tottenham Hotspur XI (4-2-3-1): Lloris; Reguilón, Sánchez, Alderweireld, Aurier; Højbjerg, Sissoko; Son (Moura 80′), Ndombèlé (Winks 73′), Bergwijn (Bale 72′); Kane.

West Ham United XI (5-4-1): Fabiański; Masuaku (Snodgrass 90′), Cresswell, Ogbonna, Balbuena, Coufal; Fornals (Lanzini 77′), Rice, Souček, Bowen; Antonio (Yarmolenko 77′).

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923 Comments Post a Comment
  1. The Man Pastore
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Pick 1 :

    A) Barkley
    B) Grealish

    1. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      The money matters, get the one that fits your team better value wise

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

      B

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

      B

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

      B

    5. Dexters Laboratory
        1 month, 12 days ago

        B

      • Sho-kun
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        A

        1. Ginola14
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          c mcginn

      • Kannbury
          1 month, 12 days ago

          B.

      • Rinseboy
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        How she looking right to start Lamptey this week?

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

        1. Dexters Laboratory
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Barnes to Havertz/Pulisic?

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

              thats my plan the following week

          • Toblerone52 - Hung like a H…
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Looks fine

          • The Suspended One
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Play Barnes

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

          Is Max Kilman nailed for the foreseeable future or not? Any Wolves fans that have some insight?

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

            not nailed at all. Played as cover. Could keep a spot though for a bit as played well

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

            The feeling seems to be that marcal will return to lwb and Saiss will move back inside. Marcal featured last night, so if true Kilman’s days are numbered.

            1. The Suspended One
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              And they signed a young expensive LB

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

            Thanks all

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

            Kilman isn't Portuguese so no, not nailed

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

          If KDB is out...

          Martinez
          TAA Saiss Lamptey James Mitchell
          Salah KDB Son Foden Anguissa
          Watkins Jimenez DCL

          A KDB to Mane/Sterling
          B KDB & Jimenez to J Rodriguez & Kane/Aguero (-4)

          1. Dexters Laboratory
              1 month, 12 days ago

              B with Kane

            • tiltkamp
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 month, 12 days ago

              B) before Kane goes up even further

            • The Suspended One
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              He is; like the mane differential

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

            Keep Adams or Wilson?

            1. Live Lad
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              Adams owner. I would keep Wilson if I were you. I watched S'ton games and Adams is involved in the attacking plays and has chances every game but Wilson is more like a talisman for Newcastle.

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

                But Southampton are much more free flowing going forward than Newcastle don’t you think? I see more of these 3–3s in Southampton games rather than Newcastle games, thoughts?

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

              Wilson for pens, plus Adams is a walking substitution

            3. The Suspended One
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              Adams feeding off scraps

            4. Kannbury
                1 month, 12 days ago

                Wilson.

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

              GTG? Salah is the only LIV with 2 great fixtures ...

              Martinez
              Chilwell Castagne Saiss
              Salah [C] Son Rodríguez Grealish
              Kane DCL Jimenez

              Ryan Mitchell Taylor Burke

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

                Gtg.

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

                looks great

              3. The Suspended One
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 12 days ago

                Awesome

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

                Ta! Sit tight

            6. Live Lad
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              Aguero's return is good or bad for Mahrez's prospects?
              He did well against ARS in my opinion, although not involved in chances.
              Will he keep his place? Wanna do him to Hamez but not for a hit. Thanks.

              1. The Suspended One
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 12 days ago

                They will all take turns scoring

            7. Chelsea91
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

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

              Button Dallas,Romeu,Douglas

              1 FT , 0.01 itb anything worth transfer?Sterling to Kane?

              1. The Suspended One
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 12 days ago

                Roll it

                1. Chelsea91
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 12 days ago

                  thanks

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

              Anyone know when we'll get an update on KDB - is there a presser on Friday?

              1. Pukki Party
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 12 days ago

                They have a CL game tomorrow so a presser today probably?

              2. The Suspended One
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 12 days ago

                He’s out

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

              Maybe should play Lamptey over Chilwell ?

              Martinez
              Robo/Chilwell/Reguilon
              Salah(c)/Son/Grealish/Hamez
              Kane/DCL/Maupay

              Martin/Lamptey/Mitchell/Stephens

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

                I’d go chilwell

              2. Toblerone52 - Hung like a H…
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 12 days ago

                Yeah play lampers

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

                I'm planning to play Lamptey over Chilwell

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

                I'm playing Lamptey over Barnes!

              5. The Suspended One
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 12 days ago

                Tough one, Chillwell could concede but has better chances of attacking points

              6. Latetotheparty
                  1 month, 12 days ago

                  Yeah lamps over chilly.

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

                Martinez
                Robertson Saiss Mitchell
                Salah(c) Son Grealish Foden
                Kane Jimenez DCL

                Steer Taylor James Alzate
                1ft 0.6itb

                Solid hold? James is the one that needs to go, but would be nice to open up options with the 2ft.

                1. Chelsea91
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 12 days ago

                  Mitchell will start?

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

                    If he doesn’t I have a playing sub.

                    I could do him to PVA or reguilon

                    1. Chelsea91
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 12 days ago

                      Monitor PVA, if he is on penalty get him.

              8. McHappy_Meal FC***
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 12 days ago

                Which option is best? Have 3.1 in the bank.

                a) Vardy & Pereira > DCL & Fernandes , -4

                b) Pereira > Grealish , FT

                c) Vardy > DCL , FT

                1. Vazza
                    1 month, 12 days ago

                    Do you have Kane in your team?

                    1. McHappy_Meal FC***
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      1 month, 12 days ago

                      Yeah Kane , Jimenez , Son & Salah premium players.

                2. el polako
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 12 days ago

                  So Trent Alxander Arnold at 7.5m still worth holding ?
                  Van Dijk off for a seson, every time Adrian starts older LFC fans cover their kids eyes and so far young Trent failed to bring attacking return...

                  I'm an owner and will keep him for next 2 but can see the appeall.of cashing in and investing in midfield\attack with plethora of in form options to choose from.

                  1. Toblerone52 - Hung like a H…
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 12 days ago

                    I'm not going to sell before home games with sheffield and west ham.

                  2. Karan14
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 12 days ago

                    I'm holding for this week and will reassess next week.
                    Selling him enables Jimenez to Aguero/Kane for me so it is tempting.

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

                    dont own since WC in wk 3

                  4. Vazza
                      1 month, 12 days ago

                      TAA is essentially a midfielder who could get a clean sheet every now and again. Selling him is an act of nativity in my opinion

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

                        😆

                      2. Toblerone52 - Hung like a H…
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 12 days ago

                        Spoken like a true shepherd. 😉

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

                        Once you sell it's like all your Christmases have come at once

                      4. Vazza
                          1 month, 12 days ago

                          Oops I meant naivety. Haha!

                      5. Live Lad
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 12 days ago

                        You summed it up well. Liverpool should get CS in the coming two games.

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

                          Sell. His influence is going to go down with VVD out. Better money spent elsewhere

                    • The Man Pastore
                      • 6 Years
                      1 month, 12 days ago

                      Barnes + Pereira --> Grealish + Pulisic for -4pts, Yay or Nay?

                      Or just the former one and the second one next GW for FT?

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

                        I think that will probably pay off tbh.

                      2. Latetotheparty
                          1 month, 11 days ago

                          Good moves.

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

                        Morning

                        Do you think it's likely PVA will start the next game ahead of Mitchell?

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

                          Yes

                        2. Vazza
                            1 month, 12 days ago

                            No one really knows. Both could play or PVA might just replace Mitchell

                            1. The Suspended One
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 7 Years
                              1 month, 12 days ago

                              Or PVA could play up front

                        3. Vazza
                            1 month, 12 days ago

                            How severe are the blank and double gameweeks likely to be in GWs 16 to 20?

                          • Miguel Sanchez
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 4 Years
                            1 month, 12 days ago

                            Anyone captaining Kane (bur) over Salah (SHU)?

                            1. Toblerone52 - Hung like a H…
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 4 Years
                              1 month, 12 days ago

                              Nope salah for me. Home game against weak side, his bread and butter.

                            2. Magic Zico
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 2 Years
                              1 month, 12 days ago

                              Stick with Salah at the mo

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

                              Haven't got Kane yet, but would still be Salah if I get him

                            4. Biggsy
                              • 6 Years
                              1 month, 12 days ago

                              Salah for sure. Burnley will be tough for Spurs. But then I said that about West Ham....

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

                              Going with home captains this season. Makes decisions that little bit easier.

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

                              Hard to resist because I know the casuals in my ML will chase his points but planning on Salah at home

                            7. Flair
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              1 month, 12 days ago

                              Never

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

                              Salah, not overthinking it

                            9. Vazza
                                1 month, 12 days ago

                                It has to be Salah without a doubt.

                                Have you used your wildcard yet by the way?

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

                                  Played it GW2 after bench boosting in GW1

                                  1. Vazza
                                      1 month, 12 days ago

                                      Oh yes, I remember you saying that.

                                2. The Suspended One
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 7 Years
                                  1 month, 12 days ago

                                  Quick, someone tell me what someone else is doing!

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

                                Article about Van Dijk's impact
                                https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/54591668

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

                                  Nice article, thanks for sharing

                              • Biggsy
                                • 6 Years
                                1 month, 12 days ago

                                McCarthy, Ryan
                                TAA, Justin, KWP, Targett, Holding*
                                Salah, Bruno, Rodriguez, Souczek*, Stephens*
                                Kane, Wilson, Jiminez

                                Thinking of Holding to Kilman and then Stephens to McGinn or Souczek to Barkely

                                Otherwise its downgrading Jiminez to release some funds..

                              • tiltkamp
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                1 month, 12 days ago

                                Anyone have much hope for an uptick in point from Ryan? — or better to btb and get Martinez in?

                                1. Toblerone52 - Hung like a H…
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 4 Years
                                  1 month, 12 days ago

                                  Nah martinez will do better

                                2. Biggsy
                                  • 6 Years
                                  1 month, 12 days ago

                                  Got Ryan and will play him this week. I saw a stat on him that he has 5 saves accross first 5 game weeks so best hope for a Brighton shut out. Would go Martinez but personally don't want to double up on Villa defence

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

                                Trying to plan ahead and play the fixtures a bit more this season.

                                Thoughts on Kane/Son to Bruno in GW 9? If you irrationally hate Bruno please don't reply.

                                Spurs' fixtures: MCI, che, ARS, cry, liv
                                Utd's fixtures: WBA, sou, whu, MCI, shu

                                1. Karan14
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 4 Years
                                  1 month, 12 days ago

                                  City have great fixtures too. Kane to Aguero is more tempting.

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

                                  Looks fine fixtures wise but not sure I will sell Kane or Son if they are still in form

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

                                    It will be a hard sell but if Kane's current rate of scoring continued he'd have a 420 point season and that's allowing for 3 games missed through injury. It's not sustainable, even this season.

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

                                  Could work out point wise, but problem with swapping the premiums at this stage is you might be priced out from getting them back without downgrading elsewhere

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

                                    Decent shout definitely. If Bale starts getting regular time, the point impact of Son might drop off a bit too?

                              • stu92
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 1 Year
                                1 month, 12 days ago

                                McCarthy (Nyland)
                                TAA - Robbo - Saiss (Holding - Johnson)
                                Son - Bruno - Jhames - Pereira - Soucek
                                Jiménez - DCL (Davis)

                                Is this worth a wildcard? Currently have no Salah and no bench/rotation cover. If not, what would you do?

                                McCarthy > Martinez
                                Nyland > 4.0
                                TAA > Konsa
                                Holding > Ayling
                                Johnson > Kilman
                                Pereira > Salah
                                Davis > Brewster

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

                                  I wouldn't WC that. Maybe downgrade one of TAA or Robbo to free some funds to upgrade Soucek (couple of poor fixtures incoming).

                                  1. stu92
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 1 Year
                                    1 month, 12 days ago

                                    Good idea, cheers.

                                2. stu92
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 1 Year
                                  1 month, 12 days ago

                                  Could do TAA/Robbo/Pereira/Jiménez > Castagne/Targett/Salah/Kane instead of I wanted to ditch Liverpool defence altogether and focus on attack.

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

                                Mings worth the extra cash over Konsa? Looking for a Dier replacement and already got Saiss

                                1. stu92
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 1 Year
                                  1 month, 12 days ago

                                  I don’t think so tbh.

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

                                  No

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

                                Got Salah finally,, will sleep well tonight

                                Martinez
                                Robbo Justin Kilman
                                Sterling Salah (c) Son Podence
                                Jimenez Ings DCL
                                - RJames Bissouma Ferguson

                                1. Vazza
                                    1 month, 12 days ago

                                    Congratulations

                                2. Baines on Toast...
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 10 Years
                                  1 month, 12 days ago

                                  This article is, I would argue, completely wrong about effective ownership.

                                  It contends that 'more seasoned' managers - defined as those currently in the top 10K - are 'cottoning on' to Kane as an FPL option.

                                  I'd suggest this is the wrong way round. It's not that the top 10K are grabbing Kane now. It's that they are in the top 10K because they already owned Kane for his previously explosions - and probably in some cases have had him captain the whole time.

                                  1. The Suspended One
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 7 Years
                                    1 month, 12 days ago

                                    This 100%, Kane is how they got to top 10k

                                  2. Toblerone52 - Hung like a H…
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 4 Years
                                    1 month, 12 days ago

                                    Good point well made. Often a bit foolish analysing top 10k at this stage as they are the players who struck hold with gameweek 1 teams!

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

                                    Completely agree. It's the most obvious explanation and any opposing argument is a little naive.

                                    The guy leading my mini-league is a season-long Kane (C) owner and his midfield includes Kante, Klich and Dendoncker. OR is 2k and he's never finished higher than 200k in 9 seasons.

                                    Basically these people have had Kane the whole time, and now everyone else is scrambling (with good reason).

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

                                  Is there a combination of PL players that could beat a team of 5 Kanes and 5 VVDs (non injured ofc)?

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

                                    Reminds me of the question, what would be the best team if you could have a team of 11x clones of the same player?

                                    Someone said Yaya Toure which I thought was a pretty good answer other than knowing what he’d be like in goal.

                                    1. Ginola14
                                      • 8 Years
                                      1 month, 12 days ago

                                      10 x david luiz?

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

                                      Would love to see 11 Yaya's fighting to take a freekick

                                    3. The Suspended One
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 7 Years
                                      1 month, 12 days ago

                                      Ibra 100%

                                    4. Baines on Toast...
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 10 Years
                                      1 month, 12 days ago

                                      Ederson!

                                  2. The Suspended One
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 7 Years
                                    1 month, 12 days ago

                                    11 Paul Scoles’s

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

                                  Kane asking the following tough questions for me:

                                  A) Save FT, get him next GW using 2 FTs
                                  B) Jimi + Foden -> Kane + Soucek -4pts (Soucek 4th mid then, Burke 5th mid)
                                  C) Jimi + Boly -> Kane + Kilman -4pts (risky, as have Mitchell as non-playing 5th defender)

                                  Would captain Salah even if getting Kane this week

                                  1. The Suspended One
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 7 Years
                                    1 month, 12 days ago

                                    A

                                5. Dexters Laboratory
                                    1 month, 12 days ago

                                    A) Antonio
                                    B) Grealish

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

                                      Grealish now, Antonio GW8

                                      1. Dexters Laboratory
                                          1 month, 12 days ago

                                          Has to be one or the other. Won't have room for both

                                        • The Suspended One
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 7 Years
                                          1 month, 12 days ago

                                          This 100%

                                      2. Ginola14
                                        • 8 Years
                                        1 month, 12 days ago

                                        look at mcginn too, frees up more money as well

                                    2. Ginola14
                                      • 8 Years
                                      1 month, 12 days ago

                                      hold trossard or minus 4 to hamez?
                                      have exact money or wait until fri as hamez shouldnt double rise right?
                                      cheers

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

                                        I would take the hit.

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

                                        Trossard faces West Brom so I'd keep unless you're wary of rotation.

                                      3. Miguel Sanchez
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 4 Years
                                        1 month, 12 days ago

                                        Selling Trossard before West Brom for a hit seems dangerous

                                        1. Ginola14
                                          • 8 Years
                                          1 month, 12 days ago

                                          thats my thinking, just itchy to correct the mistake of taking him out a few weeks ago...

                                      4. Dexters Laboratory
                                          1 month, 12 days ago

                                          I'd Keep. Trossard +4 will score more

                                        • Toblerone52 - Hung like a H…
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 4 Years
                                          1 month, 12 days ago

                                          Probably keep for west brom. I want james back as well, just for his lovely teeth really.

                                        • The Suspended One
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 7 Years
                                          1 month, 12 days ago

                                          Hold my guy

                                      5. Vazza
                                          1 month, 12 days ago

                                          How important is saving the wildcard going to be until game week 16?

                                          1. Toblerone52 - Hung like a H…
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 4 Years
                                            1 month, 12 days ago

                                            I don't know how many will actually go through with that strategy. I played gameweek 3 and after a bumpy first week am starting to get rewards.

                                            1. The Suspended One
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • 7 Years
                                              1 month, 12 days ago

                                              Lots

                                          2. The Suspended One
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 7 Years
                                            1 month, 12 days ago

                                            I’ll let you know in 30 weeks

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

                                            What’s the point of saving it til then?