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

    Predicted points this weekend for these guys?

    A) Kane
    B) Salah
    C) Sterling

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

      A) 12
      B) 15
      C) 5

    2. Jdpz
        1 month, 9 days ago

        A) 8
        B)7
        C) 11

      • Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 8 days ago

        12
        15
        8

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

        A 10
        B 150
        C 6

      • Shineonme
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        7
        16
        2

    3. Nightf0x
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Rams
      Sais taa mitchel (taylor justin)
      Son salah puli podence (soucek)
      Dcl watkins jimi

      WC this ? Or watkins puli -4 to kane foden

      1. Jdpz
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Why want you sell Pulisic? No Wildcard

          1. Nightf0x
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            To get kane or sterling

      2. The Man Pastore
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Barnes + Pereira --> Grealish + Pulisic for -4pts ? yes or no?

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

        1. Tonyawesome69
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Probably just Grealish but Pulisic is explosive and can easily haul against a poor MUN defence

        2. Shineonme
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          yes like those moves

      3. No Professionals
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        It's strange, after spending a lot of time on here, I took the best part of 2 weeks off over the international break and ended up with my best gw so far (98 -4, kane in for a hit). Whilst I do enjoy the debate, I do find that using the site to canvas opinion on transfers is very unhelpful. You usually get a very even split, when it's unanimous you probably didn't need to ask the question. For me it leads to very muddled thinking.

        But like I say I do enjoy the debate and it's useful for seeing what structures people are going with (particularly those doing well).

        1. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Did the same, realized I was too invested and took the IB off. Best GW so far with Kane (C) inspiring an 80 pointer. It's useful to ask though, you can learn about possible transfers one may never have thought of in the first place.

          1. No Professionals
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            I find it useful to track responses to other people's questions more than it is to follow mine.

            One frustration is clearly the number of times a question is repeated (often understandably, you can't expect people to track back through every page). It would be useful to set up votes that couldn't then be repeated. That way you'd get many more responses to the same question.

            1. Homer21
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 8 days ago

              Like that idea

        2. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          I almost never take suggestions from here. Not that the advice is bad, but because when you're really undecided, so are the other people as well. And as you say, if you play the game seriously, there are some obvious decisions where one option is clearly better.

          I always have my own ideas and play my own game. I'm on here to discuss players and teams, learn about new stuff I didn't know before (pressers/injury news) and help others. Helping others especially is an underrated way of improving your own game. By making unbiased decisions for others, you start to see where they have strengths you don't and where you might want to improve your own team.

          1. Christina.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            did you get kane?

            1. Camzy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 8 days ago

              Yes. Jimi > Kane. Was not convinced by Wolves yesterday.

              1. Christina.
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 8 days ago

                nice

              2. No Professionals
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 8 days ago

                i actually think they did a good job tactically, absorbed a lot of pressure first half without conceding any real huge chances, and then countered well second half.

                But yeah, Jimenez didn't look like someone full of goals. Guess he never does really.

                1. Camzy
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 8 days ago

                  Yeah I meant like Wolves don't look like they're gonna score a bunch of goals.

                  I hope their solidity at the back continues to go unnoticed. 2 clean sheets in 2 now. I'm suddenly very happy with my double Wolves defense for NEW CRY.

                  1. Christina.
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    1 month, 8 days ago

                    Also ...Dunk red means he is susp for wk 7 when everyone will go Kane(c)

          2. No Professionals
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            yes I agree with the helping others part. I am much better at giving advice to others than giving it to myself.

          3. Shatner's Bassoon
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            Amen - a couple of times last year I got sidetracked from my initial thoughts by reading too much on here & Twitter and ended up suffering as a result.

            Hugely reduced that this time around & it helps a lot. This is a game like no other where you have to succeed or fail on your own terms.

        3. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Excellent going

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

          I just run polls as in choose player 1 or 2 u usually get the right answer

        5. Rasping Drive
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          I like to ask advice on transfers more to confirm my own initial thoughts more than anything. I think the comparison tool in the members area plus the ticker is all you really need to make a decision most of the time.

      4. Jdpz
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Will Justin lose his place in the first squad? and Podence?

          1. Tonyawesome69
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 8 days ago

            No I think LEI are struggling with 1 or 2 injuries in defence. Podence is a rotation risk with Traore. Seems like Nuno prefers Neto over Podence if he is only playing one of them

          2. thegaffer82
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            I think Podence did his chances no harm last night. Neto was poor - wasteful and greedy. I'm keeping Podence for another week (and if he registers attacking returns against Newcastle, I'll consider holding again).

            Justin is living on borrowed time

          3. bench boost for every gamew…
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            Not for a while. Pereira back will probably do that, but prognoses are not before nowembre

        • PURPLE-RONNIE
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Am I gtg lads, Bench order and all?

          Martinez
          Robbo, Saiss, Lamptey
          Salah(C) Grealish Jrod Son
          Kane DCL Maupay

          Subs: Chilwell, Mitchell, Stephens
          1FT 0.1

          1. Jdpz
              1 month, 8 days ago

              Chilwell is too good for a bench.

              1. Tonyawesome69
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 8 days ago

                Not when he has the tougher fixture compared to the rest of his defence

              2. PURPLE-RONNIE
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 8 days ago

                Yeah it’s a tough one but someone’s gotta get benched

            • Toblerone52 - Hung like a H…
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 8 days ago

              Looks good

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

            Do I lose Havertz or TAA in getting Kane for Jimenez as part of a -4?

            1. Tonyawesome69
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 8 days ago

              Difficult one, Havertz is ticking over and TAA has two good home games coming up.

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

                I know, tempted to ride it out for a game week as the rest of my team is chipping in with points all over the place

            2. Shineonme
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 8 days ago

              I'd keep TAA has two nice games coming up.

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

                and he is ‘due’ 🙂

          3. Flair
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 8 days ago

            Martinez
            Robbo - Semedo - Lamptey (James, Dunne)
            KDB - Sterling - Rodriguez - Foden - Podence
            Kane - DCL (Brewster)
            .4 ITB, 1FT

            Thoughts? Feel like KDB -> Mane (C) is the obvious move.

            1. Camzy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 8 days ago

              Yes. Do that.

              1. Flair
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                1 month, 8 days ago

                Thanks.

            2. thegaffer82
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 8 days ago

              I'd captain Kane over Mane personally.

              Mane seems to do better away from home, whereas Salah is the go-to Pool captain at home.

              1. Camzy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 8 days ago

                Home/away stuff is all basically pointless imo.

                Mane scored 18/22 goals at home in 18/19.

              2. Flair
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                1 month, 8 days ago

                I feel Liverpool will hit 4+ past Sheffield United so Mane is the obvious choice for me. Not as confident on Kane.

          4. Toblerone52 - Hung like a H…
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            Best way I've found of getting Kane is

            Werner and Zouma to Kane and Balbuena (-4)

            Any other decent options at 4.4m defence?

            Don't really want to ditch Jimmy or Trent for a hit which would be my other options if I want Harold this week.

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

              Balbuena is not a fixed first teamer I checked, there's a sheff United 4.4 defender

              1. Toblerone52 - Hung like a H…
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 8 days ago

                Ah thanks for that, I'll have a look at the sheffield lad

            2. thegaffer82
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 8 days ago

              Seems a strange time to lose Werner. Nearly had a hatty at the weekend plus his assist and boners

              1. Toblerone52 - Hung like a H…
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 8 days ago

                Yeah I know, may end up keeping, depends how scared I get of Sir Harold

          5. stefanbkanev
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 8 days ago

            Play 2 of:

            Dallas (avl)
            Mitchell (ful)
            Justin (ars)
            ASM (wol)

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

              First 2

              1. Tonyawesome69
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 8 days ago

                this

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

            Priority to use my FT on?

            Martinez, Steer
            Saiss, Robertson, Lamptey, Taylor, Mitchell
            Salah, KDB, Rodriguez, Foden, Son
            DCL, Jimmy, Brewster

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

              Good team. Would say save?

            2. Tonyawesome69
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 8 days ago

              Probably Jimenez but that depends on how you can bring him in

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

                You mean getting Kane? Need a hit or -8.

                1. Tonyawesome69
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 8 days ago

                  I brought him in for a hit. Depends on how much you want Kane. You could roll the FT, team looks OK

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

            Wc time?

            Ramsdale, Steer
            TAA, Webster, Taylor, Davies, KWP
            Salah, Son, Trossard, Soucek, Bissouma
            Vardy, Jimenez, DCL

            1FT
            2.5 ITB

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

              Not really, upgrade one of Vardy or Jimmy to Kane for free or for -4?

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

                It's possible one of those moves for free

            2. waltzingmatildas
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 8 days ago

              Hmm, I think I would

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

                Yeah who would you ditch?

              2. waltzingmatildas
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 8 days ago

                Defence, Trossard and Vardy at least

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

              isn’t that basically the WC team from a few weeks back ?

            4. Shineonme
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 8 days ago

              Keep jimmy upgrade vardy

          8. Flair
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 8 days ago

            Will Silva be back for the United game?

            1. DK_13
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 8 days ago

              He should. He was fit but didn't play because he had to travel a lot

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

            Saiss or Mings on a wc gents?

            1. Tonyawesome69
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 8 days ago

              cheaper Villa def Targett/ Konsa

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

                I think mings has more goal threat

            2. Shineonme
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 8 days ago

              saiss

          10. RAFA THE GAFFA
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            Is Podence still the best 5.6m mid? March has good stats!

            1. Ings_is_the_king
                1 month, 8 days ago

                I don't think so, Jorginho could be good or for 0.3m more Barkley looks nice.

              • Christina.
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 8 days ago

                Mcginn

              • Camzy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 8 days ago

                Nope.

                Would find some money to get Trossard or Barkley. But better yet, go all the way up to Grealish/Rodriguez.

            2. teneighty
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 8 days ago

              With the games beeing so high scoring early in the season it would probably be a good idea to use the TC-chip now instead of holding until a DGW.

              1. Tonyawesome69
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 8 days ago

                The risk could work but then the high scoring continue the whole season

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

                  That is a risk but I always get so undecided with the TC-chip and end up holding it for too long.

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

                Yes I've never had a good DGW TC

                1. Hybrid.power
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 8 days ago

                  Same. My best was Salah in one game against Huddersfield. I remember getting something like 80 points from him, Mane and Trent!

            3. Shatner's Bassoon
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 8 days ago

              Hiya, I've got a members' area question please.

              On defensive stats, where you have "crosses conceded - left flank" or similar, are the team conceding chances from the left flank, or on their left flank?

              So if those stats were for LFC, would the chances be coming from Robertson's side or Trent's?

              Thank you and may your arrows always be green.

              1. bench boost for every gamew…
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 8 days ago

                Sounds to me like from the side it is conceded.

            4. Ings_is_the_king
                1 month, 8 days ago

                Who should I captain?
                A) Kane
                B) Son
                C) Sterling

                1. Tonyawesome69
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 8 days ago

                  Difficult one, probably one of the Spurs players

              • Camzy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 8 days ago

                GW8 is looking a bit of a disaster for a number of teams.

                Liverpool - City
                ManUtd - Everton
                Arsenal - Villa

                So many teams built on these players. Only Spurs and Chelsea have good fixtures. Would definitely advise getting more Spurs and Chelsea before that week so you have some high potential scorers...

                1. Ings_is_the_king
                    1 month, 8 days ago

                    Thanks Camzy. I was looking to get Pulisic in around this time.

                  • No Professionals
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 8 days ago

                    i think the good thing is the likely number of goals, so attackers shouldn't be too adversely impacted?

                    and captaincy should be covered by Kane/Son.

                  • Christina.
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    1 month, 8 days ago

                    with the way city/livp are defending that could be a 5-5

                  • thegaffer82
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 8 days ago

                    The way this season is shaping up, those games could be:

                    4-4
                    3-2
                    2-8

                    But, yeah I get your point 😉

                  • Flair
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    1 month, 8 days ago

                    Damn, my team has 7 from those teams!

                  • Shatner's Bassoon
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 8 days ago

                    Just my opinion but Spurs' fixtures are baaaad after GW8 so maybe caution with loading up there if you don't already have 2+ going into 8.

                2. Live Scoutcast Tonight (Tues) 8pm - leave your questions here
                  J0E
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • Has Moderation Rights
                  • 11 Years
                  1 month, 8 days ago

                  Live Scoutcast at 8pm tonight.

                  Lots to discuss. Big decisions ahead.

                  And when will all these pricey picks stop scoring?!

                  Feel free to leave your questions for us here

                  1. Shatner's Bassoon
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 8 days ago

                    Careful when saying "pricey picks" live on the show 😀

                    1. J0E
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • Has Moderation Rights
                      • 11 Years
                      1 month, 8 days ago

                      Repeat of my infamous 'Rate My Tool' blunder last season 🙂

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

                    Why aren't we seeing more Villa defenders like Tyrone Mings in WC picks. Villa have the best fixtures surely it's a common sense pick along with Martinez.

                    Are TAA and Robertson less attractive picks with VVD injured?

                    How will VVDs absence affect the Liverpool team from a fantasy perspective?

                  3. FPLShaqiri
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 8 days ago

                    Even at 7.7m, is DCL essential?

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

                    Kane ?
                    Assuming we have or want Salah, Son & City too does having 4 big hitters with 2 from Spurs make our squads unbalanced and maybe we should be spreading cash instead of concentrating it ..: after all, the goals are being scored by many mid priced players too

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

                    Is Aguero still a nostalgia pick ?

                  6. thegaffer82
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 8 days ago

                    Definitely want to hear some chat about Villa options; and from a personal point of view, I'd like to hear who you guys prefer from McGinn & Barkley (can't afford Grealish 🙁 )

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

                    Villa defense the real deal it seems, I know taking a hit for a goalkeeper is normally a no-go but what are the thoughts on getting Martinez in for a -4?

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

                    with such high scoring games, lots of penalties and so many players chipping in with goals and assists, should we be spreading our cash over the entire team and limiting ourselves to just two players at £10+ mill .... concentrating on 6.5 - 7.5 forwards and 7 - 9.5 range mids ?

                  9. Tommyg
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 11 Years
                    1 month, 8 days ago

                    1) Will bale steal opportunity's and points from son?

                    2) Kane or Werner going forward.

                    3) Best mid priced defender. Chilwell, saiss, Digne ect?

                    4) Does the loss of VVD make Taa and robbo less attractive and clean sheets for pool less likely overall? What impact does that have on their title chances?

                    5) Is picking robbo over taa a mistake? As last season showed early gains can mislead with robbo doing better early, but then being well overtaken by taa of I remember correctly?

                    6) McGinn the best lower priced mid, over podence ect?

                    1. Tommyg
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 11 Years
                      1 month, 8 days ago

                      RMWCT live on air? 😉 Don't ask you don't get.

                    2. Tommyg
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 11 Years
                      1 month, 8 days ago

                      Is going super cheap in defence the way forward with so few clean sheets? Investing everything in mids and forwards?

                  10. Tigers Time
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 8 days ago

                    Is the Son & Kane double up essential for the next three game weeks as their potential points ceiling is so high as against other attacking assets?

                  11. Ginola
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    1 month, 8 days ago

                    TAA/Robbo still worth their price tags with VVD out?

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

                      Surely not selling before playing Shitefield United at home?

                  12. The Rumour Mill
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 8 days ago

                    a comparison of the 5.5m defenders would be cool, especially with many looking to drop VVD/TAA. Chilwell v Reguilon v Semedo; and are there other options at this price bracket?

                  13. The Rumour Mill
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 8 days ago

                    Its an interesting point about pricey picks continuing to score well. I've never known a season where a sensible balanced squad structure is more irrelevant. The fpl teams succeeding the most are those eskewing a balanced structure or money in defence in favour of 4 premiums in midfield/forward.

                    Does the scoutcast think this is sustainable, and would they build an unbalanced wildcard squad in this style? Or would this lead to too many headaches down the line? Interested to hear thoughts on team structure.

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

                    Which is better going forward 3 4 3 or 3 5 2. We have so many premium mids to choose compared to attack.

                    Antonio has been talked about by the Scouts but he has an awful injury record with hamstrings. He normally only plays half a season and is now flagged with a hamstring injury. Can he be trusted as a striker option.

                  15. Basil1977
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 8 days ago

                    Chelsea lots of goals, but who is the best option?

                    Or best wait another week for more info?

                  16. Alchim1sT
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 8 days ago

                    Which offensive Villa asset is the way to go? Grealish seems to be the best footballer in the team but will he end up with the most FPL points? Watkins and Barkley look like bargains.

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

                    Are we over looking Jorghino as a potential season keeper. Main penalty taker in a very attacking team who can also score and assist himself. At 5.2m is there any better?

                  18. Rishi Sehgal
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 8 days ago

                    With the luxury of options in this season is there a case for not going to Spurs? For example Lateriser got 91 without spurs and I did too with 86. Wolves, sterling are so lowly owned right now and any return guarantees a green arrow. Many including me have TAA & Jimenez as cashcows and they both have great Home fixtures against weak teams stats & eye test wise/ Plus Werner seems to be flourishing in his best position with good fixtures ahead

                3. trinzoo
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 8 days ago

                  Who to play?
                  A) Chilwell (mun)
                  B) Dallas (avl)

                  1. Tonyawesome69
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 8 days ago

                    A - I don't see either of them keeping a CS and Chilwell with a higher possibility of attacking points

                    1. trinzoo
                      • 6 Years
                      1 month, 8 days ago

                      Thanks!

                4. Live Lad
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 8 days ago

                  RMT. Looks a bit like the template except a few players. Used my FT. WC available.

                  Martinez
                  TAA, Saiss, Castagne
                  Son, Salah, Grealish, Mahrez
                  Kane, Adams, DCL

                  Subs: Steer, Mitchell, Bissouma, Ferguson

                  Adams, Mahrez, (may be Castagne too?) are my differentials.
                  Mahrez to Hamez for a hit??

                  1. Shineonme
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 8 days ago

                    mahrez should be Rod james

                    1. Live Lad
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 8 days ago

                      Worth a hit you think this week?

                5. Jimbo-Jones
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 8 days ago

                  Held Werner all season, fortunately captained him this week for a 78.
                  Is it time to say goodbye to get Kane? 1m itb.

                  Could do Werner/Doherty -> Kane/5.4def (-4)

                  McCarthy
                  TAA Justin Doherty KWP Mitchell
                  Salah Son Bruno Podence Soucek
                  Werner DCL Brewster

                  1. Camzy
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    1 month, 8 days ago

                    No.

                    Would do Doherty + Podence out. They are the weak links.

                    1. Tonyawesome69
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 8 days ago

                      +1

                    2. fantasyfog
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 8 days ago

                      Podence almost got an assist, could have had a goal, looked ok to me for the price

                6. tc93
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 8 days ago

                  G2G? any changes needed?

                  Martinez
                  TAA / Michell / Lamptey
                  Salah / Son (v) / Zaha / Grealish
                  Kane (c) / DCL / Ings

                  Button, KWP, Taylor, Bissouma

                  1. Shineonme
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 8 days ago

                    lovely team. Would be even better if ings was jiminez

                    1. tc93
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 8 days ago

                      haha I just took him out for kane- glad I got his points and moved him on

                7. Nightf0x
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 8 days ago

                  WC team

                  Martinez 4.0
                  Sais mitchel taylor X X
                  Son salah X X X
                  Dcl ings/jimi X

                  Which?

                  A) matip lamptey/4.8 def. - Mcgin foden jrod - kane
                  B) matip 4.4 def./kilman - barkley foden jrod - kane
                  C) kilman konsa/target - grealish foden jrod - kane
                  D) robo kilman - mcgin sterling riedwald - jimi/ings

                8. Zrinkec
                    1 month, 8 days ago

                    Sa - Bounou
                    Kimich - Hakimi- Hateboer - Bakker - Kounde
                    Fati - Olmo - Forsberg - De Ketelaere - xxx
                    Messi - Haaland - Gomez

                    7m in UCL bank ,any help for last midfielder??
                    I was looking at Reyna but he seems to be rotational risk with Reus and Sancho.

                    1. Joey Tribbiani
                        1 month, 8 days ago

                        No Lewa?

                      • Camzy
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 10 Years
                        1 month, 8 days ago

                        Not for me. Would want Lewa. Not convinced by Barcelona or Messi.

                        1. Zrinkec
                            1 month, 8 days ago

                            Will use Lewa for gw2, first game vs atletivo madrid, no thank you while Messi playing Ferencvaros.

                      • Ginola
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        1 month, 8 days ago

                        On WC, option A or B? Thoughts appreciated!

                        A.
                        Martinez Button
                        Robertson Chilwell Lamptey Dallas Kilman
                        Salah Son Hames Grealish Bissouma
                        Kane DCL Maupay

                        B. Martinez Button
                        Chilwell Lamptey Konsa Dallas Kilman
                        Salah Son Hames Grealish Bissouma
                        Kane Werner DCL

                        1. Tonyawesome69
                          • 1 Year
                          1 month, 8 days ago

                          Effectively it is either Robbo and Maupay Vs Konsa and Werner. I would go B

                        2. tc93
                          • 2 Years
                          1 month, 8 days ago

                          A

                      • Jdpz
                          1 month, 8 days ago

                          Play Taylor (vs TOT) or Dier (vs bur)?
                          Play Tierney (vs LEI) or Justin (vs ars)?

                          1. Tonyawesome69
                            • 1 Year
                            1 month, 8 days ago

                            Dier Tierney

                        • Hybrid.power
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 10 Years
                          1 month, 8 days ago

                          What defender would you love to have right now? Dropping James and I've found myself with some spare change so I can afford anyone

                          1. Joey Tribbiani
                              1 month, 8 days ago

                              Robbo

                            • Miguel Sanchez
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 4 Years
                              1 month, 8 days ago

                              Robertson or PVA

                              1. Hybrid.power
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 10 Years
                                1 month, 8 days ago

                                Thanks guys, I was considering robbo

                          2. Jdpz
                              1 month, 8 days ago

                              Will Doherty play in next GW?

                              1. Miguel Sanchez
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 4 Years
                                1 month, 8 days ago

                                Depends who starts on Thursday.

                              2. Shineonme
                                • 4 Years
                                1 month, 8 days ago

                                doubt it especially after chelsea's good performance last week in the league