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The Scout Network: Are premium defenders worth the investment?

The international break and build up to Gameweek 5 were busy periods for the Scout Network. We caught up with some of them to see what they got up to, as well as finding out their thoughts on the latest FPL talking points.

Some key figures from the Network shared their views on the debate surrounding premium defenders and whether they are worth the investment…

Ted Talks FPL

The Scout Network: Are Premium Defenders worth the investment? 2

Ted Talk’s FPL graphic for potential attacking returns from defenders

Clean sheets may have more-or-less vanished since the restart of the Premier League but we don’t necessarily pick defenders just for clean sheet points. We have to play at least three of them in our FPL teams so why not pick those with the greatest attacking potential?

In the graphic above, the black icons represent the defenders priced £5.5m and over. There are only really four premium defenders that are statistically head and shoulders above the rest: Alexander-Arnold, Robertson, Chilwell and Digne.

The latter three all have three attacking returns to their name, while Alexander-Arnold only has one, despite having the most impressive stats.

There are certainly more attacking returns to come from the highest points-scoring defender for the last two seasons – sellers beware.

Chilwell’s position is even more remarkable given these numbers are from just two appearances. These four players all play for teams who are in good attacking form, meaning their creativity has a higher chance of being converted into goals. This is a key aspect that might not be applicable long-term to players priced under £5.5m.

The next best players include three West Ham men, Reece James (rotation risk) and Tariq Lamptey. The latter, in my opinion, is the best of the rest.

Brighton have been in good attacking form this season enabling Lamptey’s creativity and penalty box touches to be converted into three assists.

There seems to be a bit of template forming for the defensive line and, crucially, most of the selections seem to be premium options. This is why I am championing keeping money in the backline.

Maintaining flexibility with different price points is important, allowing you to jump on any player easily when they come into form. For example, if you lost faith with an expensive back line and then suddenly Alexander-Arnold started hauling, it would be difficult to bring him back in without the use of a Wildcard.

I am also confident that once goalkeeping issues are sorted out for Liverpool, Chelsea and perhaps Everton, clean sheets will be more forthcoming, at least against low scoring sides such as Crystal Palace, Burnley, Sheffield Utd, West Brom, Fulham and Newcastle.

FPL Partridge

Laporte celebrating scoring for Manchester City during Project Restart

My personal strategy this season is to stick with Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andrew Robertson all season. Yes clean sheets may be limited, especially with Virgil van Dijk and Alison injured, but with those two players, you’re basically buying £7m/£7.5m attackers who also get clean sheet points.

I think, come the end of the season, we’ll struggle to find better value than the Liverpool full-backs.

This strategy also allows me to focus my transfers on attacking players as opposed to constantly switching defenders based on form. Outside of the Liverpool full-backs I’m not sure I’d be interested in any of the other premiums.

If however, Aymeric Laporte returns to fitness and looks to be playing regularly, I think he offers tremendous value at £6.0m, so he is the only other premium defender I’m keeping an eye on at the minute

Sam FPLFamily

Alexander-Arnold's consistency continues as Firmino unlucky to blank

Trent Alexander-Arnold in action for Liverpool

The Premium defenders are really divisive topic in the FPL community so far this season. While there have been a similar number of clean sheets in the opening weeks of this season as there were last term, the number of goals conceded in each Gameweek has been higher.

I started this season with one premium, one mid price, two 4.5m defenders and a 4.0m option and actually my thinking on this as a strategy still hasn’t changed.

I held Trent Alexander-Arnold through my Wildcard, however with van Dijk’s injury he made now be downgraded to one of the more mid-range defenders such as Ben Chilwell who, whilst aren’t keeping clean sheets are providing more regular attacking returns than we are seeing from Trent currently or a sideways move to Robertson who is offering more attacking threat currently.

Alexander-Arnold’s forward momentum seemed to have been limited by Jordan Henderson’s positioning in the Merseyside Derby during Gameweek 5, whereas on the other side Robertson was much higher up the pitch and thus his connection with Mane was working better than Alexander-Arnold’s with Mohamed Salah.

For me, if your Premium defender is returning regular attacking returns then it is worth maintaining them, however if they aren’t returning at either end of the pitch nor keeping clean sheets its probably time to think about redistributing the money across the rest of the team.

What’s going on in the Scout Network?

Ted Talks FPL

After a disastrous Gameweek 4, Ted Talk’s FPL played his Wildcard over the International Break which turned out to be a good decision, with new additions Son + Kane (c) doing well, amongst other successes.

Ted’s YouTube channel reached the milestone of 1,000 subscribers aided by two attack and defence videos, which proved to be popular. Over on Twitter, Ted reached 10k followers, having added daily animations to the schedule.

Ted Talk’s FPL will also be appearing on the FFScout sponsored FPL Wildcats’ live stream with FPL Nymfria this Thursday evening at 21:00 BST.

FPL Partridge

In FPL terms I’ve been doing very little to my team. In fact, had it not been for a Jamie Vardy injury, I’d have saved my free transfer for Gameweek 6.

This season I’m trying not to tinker too much with my squad as I find it’s easy to start overthinking things. I spend a lot of time in the FFS Premium Members Area, digesting the stats, but very little time on the Official FPL site, managing my team.

I have been keeping up to date with my blog, where I detail my thoughts and transfers each gameweek and as usual I have been hanging around on FPL Twitter engaging in discussion and sharing my FPL fails.

El Statto

Over the International Break El Statto launched a new series of articles over on his website called The ABC Transfer Guide. He published the first two articles last week Setting out the stall & Early Doors

El Statto also spend International Break making improvements to the functionality and look of his website to make it a more user friendly and nicer site for FPL managers to use.

FPL Poker Player

Weekly FPL Poker Tables blog was published which reported on very encouraging results for the previous gameweek’s predictions, and highlighted the key points of interest regarding the Gameweek 5 scoreline predictions, clean sheet probabilities, expected goals and player points.

Spreadsheet sales went global with customers now from all around the world, including Indonesia, Slovenia, Malaysia, India, and Ireland.

FPL Poker Player also announced the development of a new sortable players expected points table to enhance the value of the tables to make it an even more useful tool for FPL managers.

The betting arm spinoff account also recorded a 25% Return On Investment in GW4, with 3 winning bets out of the 4 recommended to followers.

FPLFamily

Both Lee and Sam played their Wildcard’s over International Break – albeit in very different circumstances. Lee deployed his very early in the two-week window, with Sam playing her’s on the Friday evening before the deadline when the Kevin De Bruyne injury news broke.

Their stream in the middle of International break looked at Lee’s wildcard as well as the drafts of all of their Patreon‘s who were playing their Wildcards.

You can catch the FPLFamily’s latest live stream here.

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670 Comments Post a Comment
  1. andres
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    Already took a hit..... play this team or WC?

    McCarthy (Nyland)
    Taa konsa mitchell (justin, holding)
    salah son hamez podence (stephens)
    DCL Jimi kane
    0.3, 0 FT.

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

      Wc mate.

      1. bOttOmEdpOstrEpliEr.
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        Whats wrong with it?

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

          The need to ask the question in the first place. Read the article, investigate, learn, think.

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

            And you know he wont read the responses anyway

        2. Geriatric Unathletic
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 3 days ago

          Absolutely NO NEED to W.C. !!!

    2. Ginola
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Hold for now. Try to fix defence next GW.

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

      Looks good

    4. Shineonme
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      I love that font line

  2. Ginkapo FPL
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    FPL Ginkapo;

    Yes, when cleansheets are low the value of attacking points increases. No more can we purchase triple Pulis Stoke at the back and earn the value that way. Right now there is lots of value in midfield with the Grealish's of the world. They need to be used to allow for Reggie, Digne and co. Premium def doesnt have to mean Trent and we need to dtop clinging to that assumption.

    1. bOttOmEdpOstrEpliEr.
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Facts.

      1. TheDragon
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        Fiction

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

    Morning all.
    How do I get Salah/Mané in here?
    Mccarthy button
    TAA James ayling Taylor mitchell
    Sterling Bruno son soucek bissouma
    DCL jimmy antonio
    2.6itb

    A) sterling to Salah
    B) Bruno to Mané
    C) wc
    D) go without

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

      That's so tricky. Definitely not C, one never wants to get rid of an inform Sterling and Bruno is winning points for fun right now. However, I see Mane and Salah running riot against a dreadful Sheffield United defense at Anfield. Fixtures would lead me towards B but Bruno's been doing so well... very tricky. Hold off and see how City look against Porto tonight before making any decisions.

    2. bOttOmEdpOstrEpliEr.
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      A and B make no sense this GW, your team looms pretty solid, therefore i would not use the WC too.
      The last option is the right way for me.

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

      Hmm cheers guys. Really reluctant to lose Bruno, but could both do well.
      Depending on city, tempted by A, but I'll see tonight.
      Thanks

    4. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Yes Bruno and sterling are good picks but Mane is a better luck for the next few weeks so I’d do A or B despite the fact that sterling and Bruno are great picks

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

        Cheers. Leaning towards A with Mané.
        Would also leave me money for Jimmy to Kane

    5. Geriatric Unathletic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      I am afraid its a case of you can't have 'em all. If you swap a premium out this week can you afford to bring them back again in a week or two? If yes then do it.

    6. Shineonme
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      A

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

    Do any of these scout network people do well in the HoF?

    1. bOttOmEdpOstrEpliEr.
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Rarely can see any.

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

    GTG? Can’t settle on captain between Kane and Salah

    Martinez
    Digne Saiss Kilman
    Salah Son Rodríguez Grealish
    Kane Jimenez Ings

    Button Justin Bissouma Ferguson 0FT 0.0ITB

    1. bOttOmEdpOstrEpliEr.
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Good team on paper, which is a negative point these days.

    2. Daniellison5
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Very good team!

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

      Gtg, really good team. You wont decide until Fri evening, good luck with the captain choice! Most people will go Salah, for me its Harry pending midweek games.

    4. AnfieldLad
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Nice team. Looks like you took a hit to downgrade a defender to Kilman and upgrade an attacker to Kane? I’d did the same for exact funds and have a similar bench, risky moves but hopefully will pay off

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

      if ings was DLC that would be near on my perfect team.

  6. Eat my goal!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    Right now robbo is showing great attacking intent, chilwell/digne are also sending great crosses into the box whilst saiss is running in the box.

    Premium does have value despite the lack of clean sheets.

    Chilwell is high on my watch list with mendy back. As is Dias but just for CS, particularly by GW10 when Dias Kdb/sterling & kun look like a trio to have

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

      Semedo -> Dias from GW10 looks like a nice play. I wonder what his goal threat is like

  7. bitm2007
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    I hate the stick or twist element of UEFA FCL ? What should I do with Messi captain (11 points goal and assist), stick or twist to Lewandowski home to Athletico ?

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

      Stick

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

    So Kane has...

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

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

      GA?

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

        goal attempts

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

          Kane is the ''all round package'' this season(so far) it seems

          1. Tinkermania
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 3 days ago

            Well put Christina with your "so far".

    2. GRIMANDI [formerly boring M…
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Oh wow. I am so tempted to keep the armband on Harry. When he hits a purple patch he is devastating. But he comes up against a Burnley side on the back of a clean sheet & have their main men back there now. Also not that this is a reason not too, but i think Kane is nailed for captaincy for me the following 2 weeks so feel i can shift across the Salah this week.

      I want J-Rod badly. I dont have any Everton cover. Do you think hes better investment that DCL?

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

        I owned Jrod and sold on WC in wk 3. Own DCL now. Cant have them all.
        Yeah, Kane(c) will be very popular in wk 7, especially with Dunk being suspended

    3. Old Gregg
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      So is Kane to Werner (-4) worth it?. Can’t decide

  9. Dark Side Of The Loon!
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    The price changes are so unpredictable. As per fplstatistics TAA was predicted to drop last night and VVD was predicted to hold steady for another day. TAA holds and VVD drops!

  10. Gunner Boy
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    If no other concerns, Klich > Zaha for FT

    Yes or No?

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

      Got Grealish?

      1. Gunner Boy
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        Yeah Got Grealish Son Bissouma and Salah

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

          Still wouldn’t get Zaha, prefer Trossard for leas

    2. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      I’m not a a fan of Zaha as a pick although obviously he is an upgrade on Klich

      Other than the fact he has penalties, Palace don’t seem to be thriving attack wise

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

      I wouldn’t get him, looked so bad last weekend but as has been said you just never know with pens and if he gets one likely to get bonus as well

    4. Limbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      No. Try and get the cash for Hamez or one of the Chelsea MF's.

  11. Tinkermania
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 3 days ago

    Yes that's impressive but it won't last, trust me. Got huge returns against a poor Soton, poor West Ham and poor Utd. Salah and Mane yet to play those teams.

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

      Thing is he now faces burn/Bri/Wba...all of them are very poor in def

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

        ...add the fact that Bale will soon be up and running and it's a scary thought.

        1. TheDragon
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 3 days ago

          Will Bale help or hinder spurs in the short term? Their attack has been on fire - do t change a winning formula and all that?

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

            Im assuming he just takes over from Bergwiin? He is much better than him.

          2. Tinkermania
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 3 days ago

            He could hinder them if he doesn't get back to his best. That chance he missed shows he is not near his best yet. Once he is up and running he will take lots of fantasy points of Son and Harry

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

              Moura and Bergwijn would prob have missed the chance as well

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

            I don't see how when significantly upgrading Bergwijn/Moura hinders them at all

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

              +1

            2. Tinkermania
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 3 days ago

              When was the last time Bale looked sharp and ready?

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

                When was the last time Rodriguez had looked sharp and ready?

                1. Tinkermania
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 3 days ago

                  Every match 😉

      2. Tinkermania
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 3 days ago

        You are right. Good time to own him even though he won't be differential anymore. Fixtures do matter a lot. Look at Bruno when he joined Utd, had a nice run of fixtures.

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

    I’m looking for a new mid up to 6.8 mil to join that semi horrible team:

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

    A. Barkley
    B. McGinn
    C. Trossard
    D. Pereira
    E. Foden
    F. selling Barnes for James and play KWP

    1. The Ilfordian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      I want JRod and so would probably do F. Mid price midfielders is tough to call at the moment. A chequered past puts me off Barkley and I haven't seen enough of Foden to be convinced. Maybe Pereira or McGinn of the rest. I'm also keeping an eye on Solly March - great value for money and could start scoring points

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

        great advice man! maybe James is the right answer! love the March thing

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

      tidy team, not horrible at all. March and use 1.8 elsewhere, or yea agree with above - Barnes > Hamez

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

    How much money do you have in your defence right now ? I’ve got 25.8 after doing vvd > Konsa

    1. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      26.0 (based on current prices not selling prices)

    2. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      25.9 and thinking of putting another .9 in there

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

      26.4
      Reece needs to go.

    4. shiraz
        1 month, 3 days ago

        26.5, might drop pva if he did not start again this wk

        1. Chelsea91
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 3 days ago

          Same will drop him

      • Barnes Owl
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        26.9.. Maybe a bit heavy

      • Limbo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        25.3 (SV). No plans to upgrade.

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

      1 FT and 2.4 ITB.. G2G and roll on FT?

      Ryan
      Dallas Robbo Lamptey Saiss
      Salah Son Grealish Jrod
      Kane DCL

      Button Brewster, Soucek, Ferguson

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

        g2g

      2. Shineonme
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        Upgrade soucek to zaha and put dallas on the bench.

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

        gtg - 2FT next week will be nice.

    6. Ginola
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Ayling likely to move to CB position now with Phillips out (Koch to midfield)?

      1. Hakim Ziyech
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 3 days ago

        It is pretty unclear what Bielsa will do but is a possibility.

        Struijk could also play that role but made an error which lead to the Wolves goal

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

      Morning folks, Kdb > salah(c) was my planned move but having the Kane fomo and don’t like Havertz, Barnes in my midfield. Suggestions with 1ft and 3m

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

      A: KDB >> Salah. And sort out one of James/Barnes/Havertz next gw
      B: KDB + Havertz >> Salah + Bruno (-4)
      C: KDB + Jimmy >> Salah + Kane (-4)
      D: KDB + Barnes >> Salah + 9.4m mid (-4)

      1. TheDragon
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        D - Salah & Rodriguez

      2. stu92
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 3 days ago

        BCD are all interesting options. I tried to get Kane and Salah both in this week but was too much, of you can get them both in form go for it I say.

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

          C. easy. you can always trade one down later to Bruno if you feel like it. Kane too hot to not have atm.

      3. Shineonme
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        D looks best

    8. Hakim Ziyech
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 3 days ago

      The treatment of Özil at Arsenal is unacceptable. It is very easy to forget the good things one does.

      A world class footballer shown no respect at all. I can’t deny he lost his form but his career has been surrounded by controversies especially after the 2018 World Cup when the DFB attacked him because of his love for his other nationality, definitely racism.

      Just like what Wenger said, Arteta should have found a way to fit him in his system. Arsenal lack creativity in midfield, to leave him out of the PL squad & europa League squad is nonsense.

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

        I’d argue that his attitude is unacceptable.

        More money than you could ever spend in a lifetime and prepared to stay at the club and rot rather than go and play football.

        Not his fault he was given that ridiculous contract mind.

        1. Hakim Ziyech
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 3 days ago

          Fair enough but I will also rather run down the contract. A contract is a contract especially when it involves a lot of money, so many teams were interested in his signature before he signed but he kept his loyalty to Arsenal...

          Arsenal changed manager twice, different systems, the only thing I can fault is his less work rate when in the team but this has always been so for Özil & yet he won the World Cup, CL, topped the assist chat in England, even Ronaldo said Özil is the best playmaker he enjoyed playing with.

          The team & manager may be envious of the amount of money he earns

      2. Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 3 days ago

        I feel it’s Ozil’s attitude that’s unacceptable, getting paid to do f*** all and he’s proud of it

          1. Pukki Blinders
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 3 days ago

            Doing it for the publicity to seem like the good guy

            1. Hakim Ziyech
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 3 days ago

              At least he is doing something good for someone. Publicity or not, still class from him

      3. bOttOmEdpOstrEpliEr.
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        A world class footballer doesn't need to be fitted in the team.

        1. bOttOmEdpOstrEpliEr.
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 3 days ago

          Agree with all what you said, except the "world class footballer" statement.

          1. Hakim Ziyech
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 3 days ago

            Özil is a world class footballer. No one can take that away from him

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

          both in the wrong really, he a lazy player. arsenal idiotic to pay that amount..

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

        Which manager is in the wrong here? All of them?

        1. Hakim Ziyech
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 3 days ago

          Arteta.

          Wenger on Ozil's situation, Wenger told Sky Sports: "I don't know what's happening on a daily basis.

          "I just say one thing, the creative players are the players who are perfectionists and they are a bit more sensitive sometimes and they need to be encouraged. Because if I want to play a risky pass I need to be confident and creative players they create this pass that makes the team dangerous.

          "Mesut Ozil is an exceptional football player. What's happening at the moment between him and the club looks to be more confrontational, it's not [only] based on sport, I'm convinced.

          "This guy has won things. He's a world champion, he's an exceptional football player.

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

        He's being punished because he refuses to take the knee.

        1. Hakim Ziyech
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 3 days ago

          Hahaha 😆 best post of the day, you are right. He is being punished by people who envy what he earns

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

      Rank 3.5m. Trying to recover from an awful start.

      Will do jiminez to Kane to give this team. James out next. 1mitb. Anything for a hit?

      Martinez
      Taa saiss lamptey (Mitchell James)
      Salah son pulisic foden (burke)
      Kane dcl watkins

      Thanks

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

        looks cool flynny. You will turn it around soon.

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

        Nope stick with that

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

        No, enjoy the points.

      4. waltzingmatildas
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        Looks decent, nothing wrong with those players.

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

        Looks really good

        Yes the bench isn’t great but other than that the starting 11 is really excellent

        1. Flynny
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 3 days ago

          Thanks guys....hopefully the points will flow soon!!

          Good luck all

      6. Karan14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        Nice team. Hope we can turn it around soon. Only difference in our teams is you have Pulisic & Kane and I have Mane & Watkins.

        1. Flynny
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 3 days ago

          Cheers mate. You too.

          Will be looking for james replacements next week.

          Not sure who....maybe pva or just a 4.5m

          Good luck

    10. stu92
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 3 days ago

      A) Martinez & Robbo
      B) McCarthy & TAA

      1. TheDragon
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        Easy A

      2. Peter Ouch
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        A

    11. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Konsa or mings for the double up on Martinez?

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

        Targett or Konsa
        save the money

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

        Konsa - probably same goal threat as Mings for a bit less

      3. stu92
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 3 days ago

        I jumped on Mings last night because I saw he was going to have a price rise. Planning to come back down to Konsa as soon as I can bank my 0.1!

      4. Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 3 days ago

        Targett

    12. Vazza
        1 month, 3 days ago

        Does anyone have the link to champions league highlights from yesterday please?

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

          BT sports post decent highlights on YouTube

          1. Vazza
              1 month, 3 days ago

              Thanks. I’ve been searching on YouTube since yesterday and they are not uploaded yet.

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

                Man U PSG highlights are now up

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

                  Nope, that is from two years ago, my bad

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

                    Correction they are there

                  2. Vazza
                      1 month, 3 days ago

                      No you’re right, they are now available to view 🙂

          2. Vazza
              1 month, 3 days ago

              Who is better

              A. Jimenez
              B. Wilson

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

                Very clearly Jimenez but both options don't look appealing right now and the 2M price difference is significant.

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

                  Not sure it is clearly Jimenez, I have Jimenez but think what he offers is probably matched by someone like maupay or Wilson for less money. Although wolves are clearly a better team, they are pretty low scoring.

            • Atimis
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 3 days ago

              Gamble on Lamptey over Chilwell ?

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

              Martin/Lamptey/Mitchell/Stephens

              1. TheDragon
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 3 days ago

                I would but is a tough choice

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

                  na Lamptey overrated

                  1. TheDragon
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 3 days ago

                    Look at the diagram / watch Brighton play

                    He will get a fair few assists this season and if ever there was a fixture for him to get a clean sheet it’s this game weeks

                    1. Atimis
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 3 days ago

                      Yeah, possibly if not this week than never

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

              Rest Foden please Pep!

            • Red Red Robins
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 month, 3 days ago

              Morning all, ive had TAA and Robbo since day 1, ive always thought of just sticking with them all the way through as last year i didnt have TAA and got wrecked
              Anyone keeping both even though TAA isnt doing great?

              1. Pukki Blinders
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 3 days ago

                Think you can afford to go with just one due to injuries. Having two would be a serious differential more so than previous seasons

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

                The killer has always been TAAs ownership, it’s still at 37% which is surprising based on what you see here.

                Bloody casuals!

                1. Wild Rover
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 3 days ago

                  A lot of dead teams will own him

              3. stu92
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 3 days ago

                I was the same and had planned on having them all the way through as set and forgets. I was getting killed by no Salah or Kane though and TAA wasn’t returning like I thought so downgraded him to free up the funds.

                I suppose if you don’t need to funds for elsewhere then ride it out as I’m sure he’ll come good. But I had too much funds tied up in defence with not enough points being scored elsewhere.

              4. Red Red Robins
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                1 month, 3 days ago

                Thanks for your replies all, happy to keep them but seeing TAA doing so poor is annoying atm - ill just stick it out

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

                  not long before he bangs in a few fks, and if pool go all out attack a la 17/18 then keep

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

                Keeping both for this week but it (still) means going without Salah. I will probably sell TAA after this week ... I don't fancy their chances of a clean sheet against West Ham.

            • stu92
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 3 days ago

              A) best 4.5 defender (already have double Villa)
              B) best 6.0 midfielder

              Have 0.2ITB, so can actually go up to 4.7/6.2.

              1. TheDragon
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 3 days ago

                A) it’s clearly Lamptey (4.7) for me. Then i still think KWP given his attacking potential, then Dallas, Kilman obviously an awesome option at 4.0 if he nails down a place. (Or look at the diagram in the article 🙂 )

              2. Old Gregg
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 3 days ago

                Lamptey

                Barkley, McGinn,

              3. Latetotheparty
                  1 month, 3 days ago

                  Lamptey + Trossard

              4. Pukki Blinders
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 3 days ago

                In other words, TAA is better than Robbo?

                1. stu92
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 3 days ago

                  On paper. But Robbo is 0.5 cheaper and has averaged 2 points more per game this season.

                2. Tinkermania
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 3 days ago

                  Trent was better than Robbo last season. For the 5 games this season, Robbo has been better. Trent's huge ownership is because people believe he will come good. I do as well. I expect him to get more points than Robbo over the season.

                  1. Pukki Blinders
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 3 days ago

                    Fair enough on a WC for me I’d think it would be an easy switch to Robbo. I’ve noticed Henderson has been occupying that right wing spot where TAA usually pushes up to which is a bit concerning

                  2. Shineonme
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 3 days ago

                    Me too

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

                  robbo the more complete player

                  1. Tinkermania
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 3 days ago

                    That's it?????

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

                Betteridge's Law plays...

              6. Old Gregg
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 3 days ago

                Morning,

                I have asked this a few times!. Still cannot decide.

                Kane > Werner (-4)

                Is it worth doing this week?.

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

                  Tricky considering Chelsea offense is clicking and they face Burnley, Sheffield United, and Newcastle afterwards. Those fixtures look primed for points though Kane is in unreal form right now.

                2. Pukki Blinders
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 3 days ago

                  Kane to Werner what??? Thought most would be going Werner to Kane

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

                    I assume he means the opposite

                3. TheDragon
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 3 days ago

                  Is that Kane -> Werner or Werner -> Kane?

                  I would definitely not do Kane -> Werner (-4)

                  I also wouldn’t do Werner -> Kane (-4)

                4. Mambino
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 3 days ago

                  why is Kane injured? I have I missed something?

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

                  As long as you have a strong captaincy option this week, I’d hold off and reassess next week.

                  1. Old Gregg
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 3 days ago

                    Doh yes Werner > kane

                    1. Old Gregg
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 3 days ago

                      Thanks. Will captain Salah

                    2. Mambino
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 3 days ago

                      United certainly looking better so maybe

              7. Zim0
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 3 days ago

                Friday night deadline this time?

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

                  Shhhhhh