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

    Chances of Mitchell playing this week?

    I see him in a lot of teams but surely PVA replaces him?

    1. The Handsome Hunk
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      0-70%

    2. DAZZ
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Unfortunately PVA will eventually take his place back. He’s fit now

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

      I’d say a decent chance. Although on the bench, PVA didn’t come on so who knows what level of fitness he’s at.

  2. DAZZ
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    My defense is a huge problem it seems. With Justin/Mitchell potentially losing their spots, and with Doherty out of favour. What would you do here with 1Ft and 0.5ITB

    Mccarthy
    Doherty Justin TAA
    Salah Son Podence Grealish
    Jimi DCL Kane
    (nyland, bissouma, taylor, mitchell)

    1. The Head-Ake
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Lose Jimi for Brewster and look at Digne/Chilwell etc

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

      I would consider targett for Justin

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

      Doherty > Chilwell

    4. TNB
        1 month, 3 days ago

        I would say Saiss for Doherty ( Wolves playing Newcastle and Crystal Palace next 2 games)

        Save 2 FT and give yourself more flexibility to tinker without taking a hit.

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

        Doherty isnt playing and seems 2nd choice for now, dropping to a wolves or villa def seems good

    5. The Head-Ake
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      1) Davis + Mahrez + TAA + KDB to Kane + Foden + Keane + Son (-8)?
      2) KDB + Mahrez to Son + Fernandes
      3) Mahrez + TAA to Digne + Son
      4) Other

      The first option gives me this with 2 FT and 0 ITB 🙂 :

      McCarthy
      Lamptey | (TAA-) Keane | Walker-Peters
      (Mahrez -) Son | Salah | Havertz | (KDB -) Foden
      Werner | DCL | (Davis-) Kane

      Martin | Bissouma | Mitchell | Justin

      1. The Head-Ake
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        I'm guessing most of y'all ain't cool with a -8 so likely B. But is there any other nice option?

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

      Effective ownership of Salah this weekend?

      1. DAZZ
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        Way over 100%

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

        EO means very little this early in the season

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

          Of course it does, a differential or non-differential in this instance has the same impact any gameweek

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

            Top 10k now will look completely different in a months time

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

              That doesn't mean the concept of EO doesn't apply still.

              If you cap Sterling and he hits a hat-trick while Salah blanks your green arrow will be substantially larger.

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

                Yep no denying that, just less applicable at this stage imo and don’t want to look at it too much

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

        118.3%

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

        Worryingly high for someone who doesn't own him.

    7. Joey Tribbiani
        1 month, 3 days ago

        Whats everyones UCL points after 1 day?

        I got 58 after subs, 5 to play. No Angelino, didn't consider him at all for some reason

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

          40 with 7 left. This is my first time going so it is pretty much guess work.

          1. Joey Tribbiani
              1 month, 3 days ago

              decent with 7 left

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

            45 from 5. Not sure what to do as Meunier 4 and Barrios 5 got returns and not sure if i should transfer them out or not.

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

              Substitute* have Perisic and legend Holebas on bench.

              1. Joey Tribbiani
                  1 month, 3 days ago

                  Is Perisic nailed to start? If he is I would probably play him

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

                    Think he will start, will play him yeah.

            2. Gazza2000
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 3 days ago

              71 with three left to play, first time playing this so not sure what to to next.
              Got Sa, Davies, Kimmich and Foden on the bench to sub in for Kerzhakov (1) Florenzi (3), Olmo (4) and Barrios (5)

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

              Was on 58 but have dropped Kuluevski and Neto so 52 now.

              7 to play

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

                Crazy numbers, only managed 17 points from 5 players

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

              80 with Gomez (ATA) Sterling, Matip and Atalanta goalkeeper Sportiello left to play. Aneglino, Morata, Messi, Fati and Danilo delivered:)

          3. wasp3000
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 3 days ago

            On a WC and very confused about what to do with Lpool DF especially with 2 home fixtures next but Alisson potentially out and VVD gone for the season.

            Thoughts?

            A) TAA only
            B) Robbo only
            C) Both
            D) None

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

              Taa still the best option imo

            2. Kannbury
                1 month, 3 days ago

                C.

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

                B

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

                Choose the rest of your team first, then decide. Matip is a great option after GW8.

                1. wasp3000
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 3 days ago

                  Both seems a stretch as my current attack is

                  Salah Son James Barkley Bissouma
                  Kane DCL Maupay

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

                B.

                I made a bet that Robbo would outscore TAA this season and it's holding so far. TAA has been pinned further back because teams are adapting and stifling his creativity.

                Robbo takes corners from the left and the deep freekicks from the left side. He's crushing TAA on penalty box touches, shots, everything. The only thing TAA has is direct FKs. Even if he bends like 3 in for the season (how many he got last year), I don't think he'll beat Robbo's pure involvement from open play.

                I also think Robbo will get some penalty assists too because of the way he charges into the box.

                Don't think the double up is worth it without VvD. The backline has been suspect since restart as well.

                1. wasp3000
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 3 days ago

                  This is what i'm leaning towards. Have had TAA from the start and he really doesn't pass the eye test. He's been poor actually especially defensively. Robbo is like a wing forward really the way he is getting in the box.

              • Phil's Stamps
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 3 days ago

                B

              • EgyptianKing
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 3 days ago

                I am still on C) at least for next two games

              • TNB
                  1 month, 3 days ago

                  Robbo

                • Peteski29
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 3 days ago

                  B

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

                  B, switched to Robbo from TAA as part of GW3 WC. was forced really due to cost but obviously working well so far.

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

                Thoughts on this team?

                Pickford macey

                Saiss targett ayling mitchell justin

                Salah sterling hamez son podence

                Kane dcl brewster

                Anyone that i should consider shipping out and for who?

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

                  Not a fan of Pickford at all.

                  Martinez easy swap

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

                Comes down to this... currently no Spurs or Villa

                A) Son + Maupay
                B) Kane + Barkley

                1. Kannbury
                    1 month, 3 days ago

                    B, difficult choice though.

                  • Boly Would
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 3 days ago

                    B

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

                    B by a hair.

                    I like all 4 though.

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

                      Hmm there's money saved with A though. Probably A if you can use that money well.l

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

                        Just realised I’m 0.1 short of B :/
                        It’s either A or I go with McGinn over Barkley

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

                          Go A then. Son I don't think is optional anyhow. Not at that price. His value is unmatched.

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

                            Cheers

                    2. wasp3000
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      1 month, 3 days ago

                      I'm on a WC and have all 4 lol

                  • Phil's Stamps
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 3 days ago

                    B

                  • The Head-Ake
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 3 days ago

                    B

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

                    A gives most flexibility I think

                  • EgyptianKing
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 3 days ago

                    B

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

                  Best Dier replacement? Have 0.0 ITB and own KWP+Burnley defender

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

                    villa

                    1. The Head-Ake
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 3 days ago

                      +!

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

                  HAve just about enoguh cash to do this over the next 2 GW

                  GW6 James.R > Ayling

                  GW7 Sterling + Jimi > Rashford + Kane (-4)

                  What do we think? Any cheaper mids i should be considering instead of rashy?

                4. Brakos2k
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 3 days ago

                  Debating what to do this week - which one do you think? 2.1m ITB. Thanks.

                  A. Mane and Davis to Kane and Grealish (-4)
                  B. Mitro to DCL
                  C. Bolster defence

                  McCarthy
                  TAA | Mitchell| | Justin
                  Son | Salah | JRod | Mane | Soucek
                  Jimi | Mitro

                  Nyland | KWP | Lascelles | K Davis

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

                    B

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

                    B

                5. rubberdignerapids
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 3 days ago

                  Antonio to Maupay or something else?

                  This is my first comment posted on here this season, I've been lurking!
                  No cash in the bank and no real attractive options in that price bracket, do I hold until injury news?

                  Current Team:

                  Martinez
                  Chilwell / Reguillon / Robbo
                  Grealish / Son / Salah / Hames
                  Kane / DCL / Antonio*

                  Forster / Kilman / Lewis / Bissouma
                  0 itb

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

                    Do you have enoguh money for that Swap?

                    Id hold for now

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

                      I just realised that stupidly I don't since I have zero funds, so the options would be Bamford, Watkins or Adams- none of which look very attractive especially if Antonio is declared fit

                6. EgyptianKing
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 3 days ago

                  Who to start in GW6?

                  1) Kilman

                  2) Mitchell

                  3) Bissouma

                  Cheers!

                  1. denial
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 11 Years
                    1 month, 3 days ago

                    1

                  2. TNB
                      1 month, 3 days ago

                      1

                  3. denial
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 11 Years
                    1 month, 3 days ago

                    Best defender to get in for any price?

                    Digne?
                    Chilwell?
                    Robbo?

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

                      Robbo imo

                    2. Limit80
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 3 days ago

                      If spurs can stop leaking goals, Reguilon's stats are very good

                      1. denial
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 11 Years
                        1 month, 3 days ago

                        Yes another option. Not sure I want to triple on Spurs though

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

                      Despite VVD injury still Robbo imo

                    4. Kannbury
                        1 month, 3 days ago

                        Rob.

                      • TNB
                          1 month, 3 days ago

                          Robbo

                          1. denial
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 11 Years
                            1 month, 3 days ago

                            THanks all

                        • Peteski29
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          1 month, 3 days ago

                          Robbo

                      • internal error
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 7 Years
                        1 month, 3 days ago

                        Do you think Reece James starts vs Utd after a decent performance last night?

                        1. some witty pun
                          • 8 Years
                          1 month, 3 days ago

                          No. Azpi the preferred RB against stronger oppositions

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

                            Wut. Sevilla is certainly a tougher opponent than Southampton.

                            But regardless, I think James is a rotation risk and has to go.

                            1. internal error
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 7 Years
                              1 month, 3 days ago

                              I can understand Frank going with Azpi against teams with fast wingers like Zaha, and Rashford but him not starting vs Southampton was a big red light

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

                          I'd love to know this. I don't really get why he was dropped after a decent start to the season. I have James, Mitchell and Dunne in defence and need to shift in order of priority

                          1. some witty pun
                            • 8 Years
                            1 month, 3 days ago

                            I reckon he starts when Ziyech nails down the RW spot. James can provide width for someone like him who has the tendency to drift inside

                            1. The Handsome Hunk
                              • 6 Years
                              1 month, 3 days ago

                              You reckon Ziyech will drift inside? I don't think so. He is kind of Rodriguezque for chelsea. Will be delivering more outside the penalty area.

                              1. internal error
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 7 Years
                                1 month, 3 days ago

                                Ziyech likes to cut in onto his left foot

                              2. some witty pun
                                • 8 Years
                                1 month, 3 days ago

                                I could be wrong then. Will admit I haven't seen much of Ziyech -- was speaking what I thought I knew

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

                            James was so bad defensively against West Brom. He is good going forward but suspect defensively. He looked much better defensively against Sevilla

                      • some witty pun
                        • 8 Years
                        1 month, 3 days ago

                        What do I do with Podence? Could upgrade to Grealish, but tempted to hold this FT

                        1. denial
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 11 Years
                          1 month, 3 days ago

                          Deffo hold

                        2. TNB
                            1 month, 3 days ago

                            Hold

                          • seanmcging
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 11 Years
                            1 month, 3 days ago

                            I've got the issue with having to rotate Podence & Wilson, I have to sell one to save myself the headache (benched Wilson in GW4 for his 16 points). I was leaning towards selling Podence...

                        3. The Handsome Hunk
                          • 6 Years
                          1 month, 3 days ago

                          So who all are 100% going without Kane for next 3 ?

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

                            not me.
                            his number are just too good at the moment

                          2. TNB
                              1 month, 3 days ago

                              No Kane No Gain 😀

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

                              Not me. Bought him already for Jimi.

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

                              I'm going without him for this week. Let's see what happens next week. Will depend on captaincy and I have Son.

                              1. The Handsome Hunk
                                • 6 Years
                                1 month, 3 days ago

                                If the time is right, then it is this GW. I reckon majority will sell for Man City players by GW9-10

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

                                  The time was last week. The run started last week but better late than never imo.

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

                                  I want him and aguero for that period.

                                  A fit, in form Kane is fixture proof.

                            • Joey Tribbiani
                                1 month, 3 days ago

                                Going without for Burnley away, then probably getting him

                                1. The Handsome Hunk
                                  • 6 Years
                                  1 month, 3 days ago

                                  'Burnley away' is not bad fixture at all. But I get your point. I am too thinking to switch to him(-4) or KDB to Mane/Sterling FT.

                                  1. Joey Tribbiani
                                      1 month, 3 days ago

                                      I know its not a bad fixture, Im just betting on Jimenez to outscore Kane and -4
                                      Already taken one -4

                                2. wasp3000
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 6 Years
                                  1 month, 3 days ago

                                  I WC'd to get Kane and Son in for the next 3. One will then possibly go for a City premium asset

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

                                    hows the team looking?

                                    1. wasp3000
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 6 Years
                                      1 month, 3 days ago

                                      As it stands

                                      343 0.9m ITB and might update Mitchell with PVA back

                                      Martinez Forster
                                      Robbo Saiss Kilman Lamptey Mitchell
                                      Salah Son James Barkley Bissouma
                                      Kane DCL Maupay

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

                                        Nice, other than no CITy

                                        1. wasp3000
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 6 Years
                                          1 month, 3 days ago

                                          Ya i had Sterling the last 2 weeks but just think the next 4 is a tough run for City especially with their inj concerns. I think the fixture swing for Spurs allows me to remove Kane or Son for one of Aguero KDB or Sterling in a few weeks.

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

                                  Going without Kane for the next 33 gw

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

                                  I am not going with Kane for the next 3-4 atleast.

                                  I have Salah, Son , KDB(Which will be Mane/Starling).

                                  Could take out TAA and Jimi for Kane And a defender, but will wait a few weeks to make that move.

                              • Lucas World Conquest
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                1 month, 3 days ago

                                Salah Kane or Son for Captain

                                I’m tempted to go Son/Kane

                                1. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
                                  • 5 Years
                                  1 month, 3 days ago

                                  Salah at home, easy one this week

                                2. wasp3000
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 6 Years
                                  1 month, 3 days ago

                                  On a WC and brought Kane and Son in and still going Salah (c)

                              • KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
                                • 5 Years
                                1 month, 3 days ago

                                What's up with Maguire?
                                Tuanzebe to get a start maybe

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

                                  Please

                              • matiakez
                                • 9 Years
                                1 month, 3 days ago

                                Which two to bench here?

                                Robbo Chilwell Dallas Kilman KWP

                                Currently have Dallas and KWP benched.

                                1. TNB
                                    1 month, 3 days ago

                                    right call imo

                                2. Eric Banternaaa
                                  • 6 Years
                                  1 month, 3 days ago

                                  What’s your thoughts lads? Need to decide before TAA drops tonight.

                                  Martínez Steer
                                  TAA Robertson Lamptey Mitchel Dunne
                                  Salah Sterling Barnes Stephens Mendy
                                  Jimi Ings DCL

                                  Stephens, Dunne, Mendy, Mitchel & Lamptey all not guaranteed starters.

                                  2FT. Thoughts on TAA & Mendy > Chilwell & Barkley?

                                  Would leave 0.7ITB to upgrade one of the others next week. Barkley due increase tonight, TAA decrease do need to decide today. Thanks

                                  1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                                    • 3 Years
                                    1 month, 3 days ago

                                    Good moves as you already have Robbo

                                3. wilson007
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 1 Year
                                  1 month, 3 days ago

                                  Got one FT and I'm happy with my team, barring my defence:

                                  Need to play 2 this week, alongside TAA:
                                  Justin (Ars)
                                  Taylor (TOT)
                                  Mitchell* (Ful) - Rotation Risk
                                  Vinagre** (NEW) - Has left Wolves

                                  0.6ITB

                                  Do I transfer Vinagre to Lamptey, for example? Or hold transfer?

                                  1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                                    • 3 Years
                                    1 month, 3 days ago

                                    Seems like a sound move.
                                    Vinagre won't be getting any points any time soon and Lamptey looks superb as do West Ham options (check TedTalk's table above)

                                4. Arte Et Labore
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 3 Years
                                  1 month, 3 days ago

                                  It seems to me that people have a lot more patience with the expensive defenders around 6-7.5 millions compared to midfielders in the same price bracket. As an example, Robertson and TAA have so far collected 25 and 15 points, Barnes and Zaha have collected 22 and 35 points. Maybe to early to conclude, but there is no doubt biggest value in Zaha and Robertson so far, but also in Barnes over TAA. Why this love for Robertson and TAA without clean sheets? Yes they are basically midfielders, but then we need to compare them with midfielders. Maybe they will begin to deliver? Yes, but maybe Zaha/Barnes/Grealish/Mount/Greenwood will begin to deliver as well. A couple of them also takes penalties. Are Robertson and TAA overpriced and overhyped this year?

                                  1. some witty pun
                                    • 8 Years
                                    1 month, 3 days ago

                                    The answer is very simple - TAA and Robbo have traditionally outscored midfielders in their price range over the past seasons. The difference this season is that Pool have just 1 clean sheet in 5 games. The Premier League in general has seen much fewer clean sheets thus far. If this all round high-scoring pattern continues, then yes, people will soon realise that theyre overpriced and overhyped. And I haven't even touched on VVD's injury impact on Pool's defence.

                                    1. Arte Et Labore
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 3 Years
                                      1 month, 3 days ago

                                      Yeah, exactly. Allison and VVD out is making the statement "basically midfielders" as true as ever. They are now midfielders playing as wing backs. Could be nice, but I would reccomend to switch to attacking midfielders/ attackers. Some people plays with Brewster and TAA rather than Maupay and 5.5 def. This is one of many reasons why people have had a slow start this season imo.

                                  2. Fulchester's New Centr…
                                    • 3 Years
                                    1 month, 3 days ago

                                    Robbo (if not TAA) keeping up with mid-options withouts CSs and even if that drops to 1 in 4 still worth having.

                                    1. Arte Et Labore
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 3 Years
                                      1 month, 3 days ago

                                      Well, point is you don't want those mid-options in your team either and you get rid of them, but not TAA and Robertson. Saiss and Mings, for example, have both 3 CSs. They have twice the points of TAA for 2.5 million less. It's only relevant comparing Robertson and TAA to midfielders if they are the best defenders. But they are not even close, point wise or value wise.

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

                                  Help me out please!

                                  A: Martial -> DCL
                                  B: Martial + TAA -> Kane + Saiss -4

                                  McCarthy, Nyland

                                  TAA, Dier, Targett, Justin, Branthwaite

                                  Sterling, Foden, Havertz, Son, Costa

                                  Werner, Adams, Martial

                                  Cheers!

                                  1. some witty pun
                                    • 8 Years
                                    1 month, 3 days ago

                                    A and pray that Kane dosen't explode. Losing TAA on a hit when they're home to Sheffield dosen't sit well with me

                                    1. some witty pun
                                      • 8 Years
                                      1 month, 3 days ago

                                      Martial + Werner -> Kane + DCL could be an option, too

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

                                        Thx for reply, I want to keep Werner for now!

                                  2. Fulchester's New Centr…
                                    • 3 Years
                                    1 month, 3 days ago

                                    Problems at front and back - I'd take the hit

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

                                      It isn’t teplate yes, but apart from Kane or DCL, I think my team is alright.

                                  3. Tonyawesome69
                                    • 1 Year
                                    1 month, 3 days ago

                                    B - two good fixtures coming up and can cover the hit pretty quickly

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

                                  is Matip good value at 5.4 when Alisson is back?

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

                                    prefer Pva @ same price
                                    more exciting

                                    1. some witty pun
                                      • 8 Years
                                      1 month, 3 days ago

                                      Agree with this, Reguilion probably a better option too

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

                                    Nope, pretty injury prone too

                                  3. Fulchester's New Centr…
                                    • 3 Years
                                    1 month, 3 days ago

                                    Maybe if playing alongside Virg rather than instead of him

                                    1. ivantys
                                        1 month, 3 days ago

                                        He won't be forward for corners if he plays alongside VVD but he should be forward for corners now.

                                    2. Tonyawesome69
                                      • 1 Year
                                      1 month, 3 days ago

                                      no

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

                                      I’d say he was ok value. He’s also a decent threat on corners.

                                  4. JollyGoodYellows
                                    • 1 Year
                                    1 month, 3 days ago

                                    Any hits needed here?

                                    Mccarthy (Button)
                                    TAA Konsa Justin
                                    Salah Son JRod Soucek (Bissouma)
                                    DCL Werner Kane

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

                                      Other subs are Mitchell and Holding

                                    2. Tonyawesome69
                                      • 1 Year
                                      1 month, 3 days ago

                                      GTG

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

                                    Mark, Willy Ronka and Magnus...

                                    All three own Brewster and DCL.

                                    1. Tonyawesome69
                                      • 1 Year
                                      1 month, 3 days ago

                                      Their preference is 352 and having the 3rd striker as a playing bench fodder.

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

                                      Brewster is a bad pick imo, but not as bad as my Alzate 5th mid.

                                  6. Yordan Letchkov
                                    • 4 Years
                                    1 month, 3 days ago

                                    Who to start?

                                    A) Bissouma (WBA)
                                    B) Brewster (liv)
                                    C) Justin (ars)
                                    D) Taylor (TOT)

                                    On Bissouma atm...

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

                                      Never ideal when you’re starting Bissouma. I’d probably go Brewster

                                    2. Tonyawesome69
                                      • 1 Year
                                      1 month, 3 days ago

                                      A - seem to get some shots in and playing against a poor team so possible for an attacking return

                                    3. Yordan Letchkov
                                      • 4 Years
                                      1 month, 3 days ago

                                      Appreciate your feedback guys, thanks.
                                      Thought about to upgrade Bissouma to Lookman or McGinn, but prefer to save the FT and use my 1.8m itb before the next GW.

                                      1. Tonyawesome69
                                        • 1 Year
                                        1 month, 3 days ago

                                        Save the FT and see if you can get a better upgrade than Lookman and Mcginn

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

                                    TAA could thrive against Sheffield United without a direct winger to compete against, I can see him playing further forward then he has so far. A CS + assist (to Mane) is on the cards this weekend.

                                    1. Tonyawesome69
                                      • 1 Year
                                      1 month, 3 days ago

                                      I hope so. I think Mane is a great differential captain for this GW.

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

                                        Yeah, my armband is on him. Sheffield United conceding most of their chances down their right.

                                        1. The Handsome Hunk
                                          • 6 Years
                                          1 month, 3 days ago

                                          How's your team shaping up? Mind sharing 7 attackers?

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

                                            Sure.

                                            Sterling - Mane - Rodriguez - Foden - Podence

                                            DCL - Kane

                                            Podence and Foden the two main guys I'm looking to improve on, let's see what happens in the next few.

                                            1. The Handsome Hunk
                                              • 6 Years
                                              1 month, 3 days ago

                                              Great team. Grealish + Soucek might be good for you.

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

                                                That's an interesting swap, thanks for mentioning it 🙂

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

                                              Sterling -Salah-Son-Podence
                                              DCl-Kane-Ings/Jimenez

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

                                                +Soucek

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

                                      I'm going to jumping around my house if this happens.

                                      1. The Handsome Hunk
                                        • 6 Years
                                        1 month, 3 days ago

                                        if not, then jump out of the window? 😛

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

                                    If KdB is declared fit this weekend would you hold him if you had him?

                                    Or switch to Mane/Sterling?

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

                                      Maneeeeee

                                    2. Tonyawesome69
                                      • 1 Year
                                      1 month, 3 days ago

                                      I would switch to Mane. I haven't seen enough from City/KDB to convince me to them. Then again Sterling could be a great differential pick.

                                      1. Tonyawesome69
                                        • 1 Year
                                        1 month, 3 days ago

                                        keep them*

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

                                      Surely KDB is one haul away from being essential again. I think it's a tough decision if he's fit.

                                      I want to get him back for GW9 onwards I feel.