Scout Squad

The Scout Squad’s top picks for FPL Gameweek 6

Three Tottenham Hotspur players have been heavily backed by this week’s Scout Squad panel, with assets from Wolverhampton Wanderers, Brighton and Hove Albion, Aston Villa and Liverpool also in demand.

For the uninitiated, this weekly forerunner to the Scout Picks article sees our four-man panel champion the standout Fantasy Premier League assets for the upcoming Gameweek.

Fantasy Football Scout editor David, deputy editor Neale, video content manager Andy and Pro Pundit Tom will each put forward an 18-man squad of players and explain their notable inclusions and omissions below.

There is a bit more uniformity this week, with the number of players getting three or four nominations more than doubling from a divisive Gameweek 5.

The nominations listed will then be whittled down to a squad of 15 (with the starting XI not exceeding a total cost of £83m) for the weekly Scout Picks selection ahead of the earlier-than-usual FPL deadline at 18:30 BST on Friday.

There are requirements for at least:

  • One goalkeeper costing £5.0m or less
  • One sub-£5.0m defender
  • One midfielder listed at £6.5m or below
  • One forward priced at £7.5m or lower

Each panelist is restricted to no more than three players from the same team, as is the case in FPL.

We will again be adding a captaincy to the Scout Picks, with details of that revealed on Friday.

*NOTE: This Scout Squad article was compiled before Carlo Ancelotti revealed that James Rodriguez is set to miss Everton’s match against Southampton.


 DavidNealeTomAndy
GKEmiliano MartinezMathew RyanRui PatricioMathew Ryan
 Mathew RyanVicente GuaitaMathew RyanEmiliano Martinez
 Rui PatricioEmiliano MartinezEmiliano MartinezRui Patricio
DFTrent Alexander-ArnoldAndrew RobertsonAndrew RobertsonAndrew Robertson
 Andrew RobertsonRomain SaissRomain SaissTrent Alexander-Arnold
 Sergio ReguilonTrent Alexander-ArnoldSergio ReguilonRomain Saiss
 Conor CoadyTariq LampteyJoao CanceloTariq Lamptey
 Adam WebsterSergio ReguilonTariq LampteySergio Reguilon
MFMohamed SalahSadio ManeMohamed SalahMohamed Salah
 Son Heung-minRaheem SterlingSadio ManeSon Heung-min
 Raheem SterlingSon Heung-minSon Heung-minRaheem Sterling
 Ross BarkleyJack GrealishJames Rodriguez*James Rodriguez*
 Leandro TrossardAdemola LookmanRoss BarkleyRoss Barkley
FWHarry KaneHarry KaneHarry KaneHarry Kane
 Dominic Calvert-LewinNeal MaupaySergio AgueroSergio Aguero
 Neal MaupayDominic Calvert-LewinRaul JimenezNeal Maupay
 Raul JimenezRaul JimenezNeal MaupayRaul Jimenez
 Ollie WatkinsDanny IngsDanny IngsDominic Calvert-Lewin

Most popular picks: Mathew Ryan, Emiliano Martinez, Andrew Robertson, Sergio Reguilon, Son Heung-min, Harry Kane, Neal Maupay, Raul Jimenez (four), Rui Patricio, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Romain Saiss, Tariq Lamptey, Mohamed Salah, Raheem Sterling, Ross Barkley, Dominic Calvert-Lewin (three)

DAVID SAID…

I will continue to insist that Emiliano Martínez is the best budget goalkeeper around right now, with a balanced ability to collect clean sheets, saves and bonus.

Even though he’s played one fewer game than most other shot-stoppers in the division, the Aston Villa man has the most points of any other player in his position (31). That’s come from three clean sheets that were supplemented by three additionals for saves and bonus in two matches. At this point, it doesn’t even matter the opposition, in my opinion.

While Liverpool’s defence was experiencing issues even before Virgil van Dijk’s long-term injury, a home meeting with Sheffield United should give them some respite.

The Blades have scored just twice this season and find themselves in the Premier League’s bottom three for shots on target over the first five Gameweeks – hence why I’m going for the double-up on Liverpool’s defence with Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andrew Robertson.

Burnley are another goal-shy outfit at this stage of the campaign, level with Sheffield United on 14 shots on target (3.5 per game). With Spurs attack firing on all cylinders and Sergio Reguilón‘s crossing ability forming a part of that I fancy the left-back at both ends of the pitch in Gameweek 6.

While there is a clamour for £4.1m defender Max Kilman, I’m holding my horses until I see what impact the new left-backs at Wolves have on Romain Saïss’ position. As I highlighted in this article, we could see the Moroccan return to the back-three for a trip to Newcastle if injury-returnee Marçal or new man Rayan Aït-Nouri are preferred at left-back. Nuno Espirito Santo may then have to choose between Saïss or Kilman for that third centre-back slot and, right now, I couldn’t tell you who would win. 

So, for that reason, and because I fancy Wolves defence to keep a fourth clean sheet from six when they host Newcastle, I’m selecting their most nailed-on starting defender Conor “Did He?!” Coady.

Sadio Mané has been tracking closer to Mohamed Salah‘s underlying statistics than usual but I still prefer the latter when pressed to choose one Liverpool midfielder, considering he is also on penalties and still carries greater assist potential to the conversation.

Raheem Sterling is the only Manchester City attacker I feel confident including for the Gameweek 6 trip to West Ham considering the latest injury updates on other key players. The England international, of course, scored a hat-trick during his last league visit to the London Stadium.

Ross Barkley just edges it when looking for an Aston Villa midfielder. On Friday night, Dean Smith’s men will host a Leeds side short of key defensive midfielder Kalvin Phillips and maybe first-choice centre-back Liam Cooper too. While Grealish has more all-round potential, the cheaper Barkley looks the more likely goalscorer, already sitting on more shots on target this season than his club captain despite playing fewer minutes (220 to 360). Ollie Watkins is top for this statistic out of all Villa players, so he goes in for my double-up on their attack.

Even though Burnley’s defence has posted some decent enough underlying statistics recently, I still think the form of Harry Kane and Son Heung-min can burst through. 

The former is top of the league both for big chances created and shots on target, making him the best all-round option for goals and assists right now. Kane also has four goals across his last two league trips to Turf Moor. Meanwhile, Son has been involved, either as an assister or goal-scorer, for eight of Kane’s last 12 attacking returns.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin is still top of the league for big chances and expected goals non-penalty so it’s at the point where it doesn’t who the opposition is with him. Even then, Southampton have conceded at least three times on two occasions this year, usually when facing the big clubs, which Everton are on their way to becoming as league leaders.

While Branislav Ivanovic made an instant impact on West Bromwich Albion’s ailing defence against Burnley, Brighton’s attackers have shown great potential recently. With the Serbian still bedding in, I’d expect Neal Maupay and Leandro Trossard to get something in Gameweek 6.

NEALE SAID…

State-the-bleeding-obvious picks abound in my Scout Squad selection this week but it’d be perverse to overlook the likes of Harry Kane and Son Heung-min given their form and fixtures.

Although Trent Alexander-Arnold makes my 18-man long-list and Mohamed Salah’s credentials need little explanation, I’d prefer to see Sadio Mane paired with Andrew Robertson if we’re limited to a Liverpool double-up in the Scout Picks. Sheffield United’s tendency to concede chances and crosses from their right flank plays into Robertson’s hands, while Mane’s aerial ability (coupled with his eye-catching expected goals stats) could help him exploit a Blades backline that has surprisingly allowed more headed chances than any other Premier League team this season.

While I have nagging doubts that I could have saved myself over £1.0m and opted for Ross Barkley over Jack Grealish when I bought the latter last week, I’ll stick to my guns with the Aston Villa talisman for now given that much of the Villans’ play flows through him and considering that his penalty box touch count is superior to all other FPL midfielders from Gameweek 2 onwards.

The old adage of the league table never lying doesn’t seem to hold true with Brighton this season, who have been worth more than four points based on their displays over the last month.

Despite a tricky run of games, no side has allowed fewer shots in the box and only Liverpool have registered more attempts on goal than the Seagulls. A home fixture against West Bromwich Albion, who have carved out just one big chance all season and conceded a joint-high 13 league goals, fills me with confidence with the triple-up on Mathew Ryan, Tariq Lamptey and Neal Maupay.

It wouldn’t be a surprise to see a Wolves-heavy Scout Picks this Friday either, although settling on a nominated defender may prove that bit trickier. Max Kilman is obviously available at a very attractive price and his emergence on the left-hand side of defence does give cause for concern for Romain Saiss owners going forward. The Moroccan, however, is currently enjoying a stint at left wing-back, and with Emil Krafth allowing a lot of chances from the Newcastle right over the last two Gameweeks and with the Magpies always susceptible to conceding attempts from set plays, I’ll take a leap of faith with Saiss ahead of Sunday’s match.

Finally, a word on my customary curveball pick. While Vicente Guaita’s selection underscores my trust in Palace against the top-flight also-rans, Ademola Lookman has made a big impression since signing for Fulham. A very positive cameo on his debut was followed up by a goal and three key passes against Sheffield United last weekend and he could cause a lot of problems for Joel Ward, who still looks like a weak link in that Eagles backline.

TOM SAID…

I’ve doubled up on Wolverhampton Wanderers’ defence ahead of their Gameweek 6 meeting with Newcastle United, via Rui Patrício and Romain Saïss. Nuno Espírito Santo’s men have now kept back-to-back clean sheets, while the Magpies have managed just 12 shots on target across the opening five Gameweeks.

Brighton and Hove Albion also get a defensive double-up from me. So far this season, the Seagulls have managed just one win. However, looking at their performances I think it’s fair to say they’ve been a bit unlucky, and were the better team in most, if not all of those matches. Their opponents, West Bromwich Albion, rank bottom for shots in the box and 18th for chances created. That lack of goal threat suggests Mat Ryan and Tariq Lamptey could be in the points on Monday.

They’re joined at the back by Emiliano Martínez, Andrew Robertson, Sergio Reguilón and João Cancelo.

Cancelo is something of a left-field inclusion but looked the part against Arsenal, often moving infield, and was one of the key players in the game. With Benjamin Mendy set to miss out again, I expect him to line-up on the left on Saturday, which would allow him to attack West Ham United’s weaker right flank.

Further forward, it’s hard to overlook Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mané, Son Heung-min and Harry Kane right now, and their selections need little explanation, so I’ll focus on some of my other picks.

Sergio Agüero was dropping deeper than usual as he made his long-awaited return from injury in Gameweek 5, almost acting as a false nine, but this weekend I’m convinced he’ll be back in his natural centre-forward role. Owned by just 2.1% of FPL managers, he’s a huge differential.

I’m also backing Ross Barkley in midfield. He’s amassed 18 points in just two appearances since signing for Aston Villa, scoring in both matches. Leeds United have looked reasonably tight so far, but have given up 53 shots in the box, more than any other side, while Kalvin Phillips will be a big miss.

The list is completed by forwards Raul Jiménez, Neal Maupay and Danny Ings.

ANDY SAID…

I’m not ready to write the Liverpool defence off just yet, despite injuries to Virgil van Dijk and Alisson. Sheffield United have had the fourth-lowest amount of shots in the box so far this season, and although the narrative is set for Rhian Brewster to open his goalscoring account this weekend, I’d be backing clean sheets and potential attacking returns for both Andrew Robertson and Trent Alexander-Arnold.

Only six players have higher non-penalty expected goals than Neal Maupay at 2.64. Considering he does have penalties in his locker as well he looks a great bet against one of the whipping boys of the league who are conceding on average 9.6 shots in the box per game.

It’s only a small sample size of two matches but Ross Barkley looks like he could be the one to get goals in the Aston Villa midfield. In the two matches they’ve all played together he has had more shots than John McGinn and Jack Grealish combined. He’s not creating as many chances but for those on a budget, he could be the one to go for.

Looking at the last two matches, Sergio Reguilón has come into the Spurs side and created five chances already. That’s the same as Robertson over the same time span and is only beaten by Reece James, Aaron Cresswell and Ben Chilwell. In fact, in terms of expected assists, he’s the highest. I still have concerns over Spurs’ defensive frailties, but he was eight minutes away from a 10 or 11-pointer against West Ham, and this week I’ll hope Burnley don’t have the same fight.

THE COMMUNITY CHAMPION

Each week, one of the Fantasy Football Scout community takes on the Scout Picks by pitting their chosen XI against ours.

The community member who beats our picks by the biggest margin over the campaign will win a £100 Amazon Voucher and a place in our Moderators and Contributors League for the following season.

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974 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Jellyfish
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    On WC...current draft:

    Martines/Forster
    Saiss Keane Justin Konsa Kilman
    Salah Rash Son JRod Biss
    Kane DCL Maupay

    Thoughts?

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

      Jrod's leg fell off

    2. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      only my opinion but take a look at grealish in and upgrade justin

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

      JRod is out you know, have some money tied up in him?

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

        Nope, didn't know and am late to board the JRod bandwagon (too late by the looks!).

        Grealish may be an easy side ways move for this GW then with the suprlus banked for his (JRods) return.

        1. Dexters Laboratory
            1 month, 2 days ago

            Ohh if you don't have loads of funds tied up it's an easy JRod-Grealish swap

      2. Dexters Laboratory
          1 month, 2 days ago

          Monitor if we get anymore news on JRod. I'd nearly do JRod/Rash to Grealish and upgrade defense. Look then at getting Rash back in for Son GW10. Apart from that that's what I'd WC to if I didn't use it in GW3

      3. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        kdb owners, keeping or selling and if selling, for who? thanks

        1. Destroyer of teams
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          Sold for Sterling, easy switch back and if he hauls then his price will go up again. I got him in at 11.5 though

          1. Ajax Hamsterdam
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            cheers

      4. The Count of Monte Cristo
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Thinking Davies --> Konsa / Lamptey (FT). Any preference out of those?

        McCarthy
        TAA | Justin | Taylor
        Salah (c) | Son | Pulisic | Soucek
        Mitrovic | Kane | C.Wilson

        4.0 -- B.Davies | Bissouma | Mitchell [1FT + 3.6m ITB]

        1. Dexters Laboratory
            1 month, 2 days ago

            Lamptey. Brighton are looking better defensively than the scorelines are showing. Also more attacking

        2. Dohers
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          Is Hamez to Son for free a no-brainer? Had him since 7.5 and rolling a transfer could be massive next week, but Bissouma vs Son gives me the fear. Knew everything was a little too rosey at the start of the week!

          1. Teriyaki 69
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            play bissouma

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

            Hehe, I would go ahead with that transfer yes

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

            Inconclusive!! Arghhh, this is why we love and loathe this game

          4. The Count of Monte Cristo
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            They are probably both players you want for the next month or so.

            What's the rest of your midfield? No way to get both in?

            1. Dohers
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 2 days ago

              Salah, Grealish, Hamez, Bissouma, ASM (yes, still - had bigger fish to fry so far!). Would take at least a couple moves to have both and sacrficing Jimenez or TAA, both of which I back over next couple GWs.

          5. Shark
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 2 days ago

            My only mistake so far is not being aggressive enough with transfers. Got Son and Kane in last week for a hit and had my best game week so I say go for it.

            1. Dohers
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 2 days ago

              I've gone the other way. Went hard on Everton GW2, using Son as a makeweight, missed every single return with a Son yo-yo GWs 2/3/4 and think 3 transfers next week will allow me to retain my wildcard for a while. Can't find where the agressive/passive eqilivbrium lies this season

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

            Yes because Son is a better option even when James is fit.

            1. Dohers
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 2 days ago

              Think both good options, though, and can very easily have both by next week though. Much more difficult to bring that forward a week and would probably need back to back hits to pull off. Think I'm coming around to not pulling the trigger, but could definitely be an 18:29 job tomorrow

              1. Dohers
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 2 days ago

                (Ignore second "though", makes it pretty incoherent. Left English behind ASAP for a reason)

        3. Teriyaki 69
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          mitro to Aguero for free no Kane yay or nay?

          1. djoker_nole
              1 month, 2 days ago

              Get Kane instead

            1. Ajax Hamsterdam
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 2 days ago

              nice one cheers 🙂

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

              Good or bad for sterling do you reckon?

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

                can surely only mean city will be better? Even if he plays deep.

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

                  Yeah, good point

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

              Do we think he'll play? Looks like he's dropping in price tonight which is making me very stressed as might have to decide what to do with him today

              1. Ajax Hamsterdam
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 2 days ago

                if fit he ll play (and haul) imo

            4. The Count of Monte Cristo
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 2 days ago

              As someone who sold last week, not overly thrilled, was hoping it would be another week. Love watching him though so selfishly hoping it's a cameo of the bench 😀

          2. panda07
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            Thinking I might save the FT and reassess James next week. Have Soucek first sub. GTG?

            Martinez
            TAA Robbo Mitchell Dallas
            (c)Salah Son Grealish James
            Kane DCL

            Forster Soucek PVA Brewster

            1. Ajax Hamsterdam
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 2 days ago

              best u are 🙂

              1. panda07
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 2 days ago

                Thanks mate

            2. The Count of Monte Cristo
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 2 days ago

              Very much so - v nice side!

              1. panda07
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 2 days ago

                Cheers for the reply.

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

            Team and bench in the right order?

            0.4itb 0ft
            Martinez
            Robbo Ayling TAA
            Grealish Salah Son Rodriguez Bissouma
            DCL Kane
            Peacock Justin Taylor Vassilev

            1. The Count of Monte Cristo
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 2 days ago

              Agreed. Who is your captain?

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

                Cheers, Salah

          4. pesifantasy
              1 month, 2 days ago

              I'll have to use one of my bench players considering the Rodriguez injury. Would you guys go for Ayling or Brewster?

              1. The Count of Monte Cristo
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 2 days ago

                Ayling. Tough to see Sheff Utd scoring against Liverpool even without VVD.

                1. pesifantasy
                    1 month, 2 days ago

                    Without VVD, Allison and Matip though

                2. Kloppage Time
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 2 days ago

                  Brewster, set up to score againts his old club

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

                  i'm playing Brewster for lol's

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

                  Ayling has great attacking stats, seems due for an attacking return.

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

                  Brewster

                6. pesifantasy
                    1 month, 2 days ago

                    You're not exactly making it easy for me guys

                7. Sturridge Wars
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 2 days ago

                  2FT & 3.5 itb. Obviously JRod needs to go. Any suggestions

                  McCarthy
                  Saiss / Chilwell / Mitchell / Justin
                  Salah / Son / Bruno / JRod
                  DCL / Werner

                  Bench: Steer, Bissouma, Davis, Struijk.

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

                    If you are definite on rodriguez out, how much will you have?

                    1. Sturridge Wars
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 2 days ago

                      11.2

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

                    Maybe Grealish/Barkley or Puli/Havertz

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

                  How’s my WC team looking:
                  Martinez (Button)
                  Robbo,Konsa,Lamptey,Chilwell (Kilman)
                  Salah,Son,Pulisic,Grealish(Bissouma)
                  Kane,DCL (Brewster)

                  1. Dexters Laboratory
                      1 month, 2 days ago

                      Downgrade Robbo. Upgrade one of Bisso or Brewster

                  2. Long ago I drew a walrus
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    1 month, 2 days ago

                    If Bardsley and Pieters are out for Burnley, who are the full backs? Taylor on the left and __ on the right?

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

                      Son time

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

                        Lowton maybe? Either way not greT

                      2. Long ago I drew a walrus
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 10 Years
                        1 month, 2 days ago

                        exactly

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

                      My thinking exactly;
                      captain Kane coming up!

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

                    Best move here guys?
                    A) soucek to grealish
                    B) Jimmy to Kane
                    C) Bruno to Salah

                    1. Sturridge Wars
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 2 days ago

                      Jimmy to Kane.

                      Can u help me above

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

                      who are your other strikers? DCL?

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

                        Dcl antonio

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

                          aah...

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

                            What do you reckon?

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

                              tough one...I also own Jimi and reluctant to sell for Kane with 3/4 @ home

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

                      Salah seems like the best captain option this week, so would say C.

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

                      A or C

                    5. Dexters Laboratory
                        1 month, 2 days ago

                        Bruno to Salah. Then (C) for the next two GWs. Could burn you otherwise

                      • Gnu
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 11 Years
                        1 month, 2 days ago

                        Similar issue as I have Son but no Kane.

                        A) looks the better upgrade to me as Jimi has good fixtures.

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

                          However, McGinn let's you do it for a hit....or next week if all goes wrong.

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

                        I think it's C, thanks all.
                        Utd supporter too, so at least if he hauls I'll still be happy!

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

                      I can't figure out James Rodríguez on a WC.
                      Got him for 7.5. Would have sold him with less value tied in.
                      Sell or bench (and have Brewster first sub)?

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

                        its up to you, i've had him since gw1 so besides the value i have tied up in him, he's a great option so i'll just bench him if he's out for only 1 week

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

                          Easy hold in a regular week.
                          It's just the oppertunity on a WC tha's doing my head in

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

                      People are thinking Carlo is doing a Jose with hames..i mean why would he??

                      1. F4L
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 2 days ago

                        Could be trying to protect his team after all the criticism, he purposely emphasised how it was VVD who injured Hamez.

                        The issue is though that foul occurred about 30 secs into the game, so either Hamez played through the pain for 90 minutes or Carlo is lying, who knows.

                        Having said that I've already been burned this season with the Jesus injury, and Jesus managed to play the whole game and even score in the last minute against Wolves having seemingly picked up an injury, and now is out for months.

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

                          interesting reading

                    8. MarcusAurelius
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 2 days ago

                      Got a bit of a dilemma this week. I really want Kane in my team and Iv got the exact funds to do the following:

                      Wilson + Sterling > Kane + Grealish (-4)

                      I would be happy to wait a week, save 4 points and go without Kane vs Burnley. Problem is I can’t afford for Grealish or Kane to rise again before next GW which looks as though they will. I’m reluctant to take Sterling out for a hit too. What shall I do?

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

                        Sterling v West Ham = goals and lots of them. Got a hat trick in this fixture last season. Not sure it's worth a -4.

                        1. Dexters Laboratory
                            1 month, 2 days ago

                            Agree

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

                          Wilson and sterling look great!

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

                          Do it both will rise and prefer the second pair anyway. Sterling due for a rotation here soon. Zero chance that happens with Kane/Grealish

                      2. Linca - TerribleFromKepa
                        • 11 Years
                        1 month, 2 days ago

                        Covering Hames. Mitchell away at Fulham or Bissouma home to West Brom?

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

                          Bissouma cause of Mitchell rotation risk.

                        2. Dexters Laboratory
                            1 month, 2 days ago

                            Bisso

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

                          Peacock-Farrell red flagged. Massive blow to my team.

                        4. icanseethroughyou
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 10 Years
                          1 month, 2 days ago

                          1st wildcard draft, would appreciate your thoughts/suggestions lads and lasses. Am I playing dangerously maybe with no Liverpool defence and no City MF? Also wonder if I have too many differentials.

                          Martinez Forster
                          Digne Mitchell Kilman Reguilon Telles
                          Salah Grealish Havertz Rashford Lookman
                          Kane Maupay Brewster

                          Thanks

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

                            I like it but the absence of Son is absolutely glaring.

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

                              That’s three then who say I should get Son in! Is doubling up on them essential?

                          2. Dexters Laboratory
                              1 month, 2 days ago

                              Get Son

                            • KDB4PREZ
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 1 Year
                              1 month, 2 days ago

                              Telles/Havertz >> Saiss/son imo

                          3. Lukakus Unit
                            • 1 Year
                            1 month, 2 days ago

                            James to Zaha?

                            Other mids are Salah - Son - Grealish - Jorginho.

                            Have up to 9.3 to spend.

                            1. Dexters Laboratory
                                1 month, 2 days ago

                                I'd be more thinking of getting rid of Jorg. JRod is good on the bench for a week

                            2. The White Pele
                              • 3 Years
                              1 month, 2 days ago

                              For next GW:

                              A) Ings & Jimenez & Mitchell + 8 pts
                              B) Kane & Aguero & Barkley

                              1. Obi Wan Elokobi
                                • 9 Years
                                1 month, 2 days ago

                                I’m sorry but how does this even work

                                1. The White Pele
                                  • 3 Years
                                  1 month, 2 days ago

                                  Ings & Jimi & Jrod to Kane & Kun & barkley (-8)

                                  1. The White Pele
                                    • 3 Years
                                    1 month, 2 days ago

                                    Mitchell covering Jrod

                                  2. Obi Wan Elokobi
                                    • 9 Years
                                    1 month, 2 days ago

                                    In that case B

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

                                    The -8 is steep, maybe keep Jimi one more week and just get one of the premium strikers this week for -4 and the other next week?

                                    1. The White Pele
                                      • 3 Years
                                      1 month, 2 days ago

                                      Good option too. In fact i can just do ings/jimi to kane/kun for FREE!

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

                                Think you mixed things up there pal

                            3. Fernando Torres
                              • 9 Years
                              1 month, 2 days ago

                              Who is on pens for Villa?

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

                                Barkley?

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

                                Noone knows. I hope it's Grealish but he is so reluctant to shoot he may even assist the penalties.

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

                                We don't know

                              4. Steinburg FC
                                • 6 Years
                                1 month, 2 days ago

                                80% sure its barkley

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

                                Targett 🙂

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

                                  or maybe Emi Martinez?

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

                              Hames out! 🙁 But! But! I actually have a nice bench. Who would you put in the starting 11?

                              A) Kilman
                              B) Soucek
                              C) Chilwell

                              1. F4L
                                • 5 Years
                                1 month, 2 days ago

                                Kilman

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

                                Keep Rodriguez and have Kilman as first sub.

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

                                  You think there is a chance he will play? Hamez that is.

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

                                    No but I thought Son wouldn't play the other week, benched him like an idiot and then he scored a brace. No real risk in playing him on the off chance.

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

                                      that is true

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

                                A

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

                                C,A,B for me

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

                                  Chilwell has looked attacking, but United will surely score won't they? Plus it's AWB on that RB, not easy to get them crosses in

                                  1. Birds of Prey
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 7 Years
                                    1 month, 2 days ago

                                    AWB is not known for his defending, sometimes late to track back.

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

                                      Yes he is.

                                      He's limited going forward

                              5. Dexters Laboratory
                                  1 month, 2 days ago

                                  Kilman

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

                                  Thanks guys, looks like Kilman is the consensus

                              6. Steinburg FC
                                • 6 Years
                                1 month, 2 days ago

                                how annoying... so wanted to save a a transfer this week. Hamez has a bit of a dodgy injury record, if i was 100% sure he would miss 1 game i'd bench but will it be only one game?
                                i wanted to hold Hamez till gw 10 then get KDB but might just change him out for Grealish and be done with it.

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

                                  I think he's a hold. Ancelotti said he picked up a knock against Liverpool but it must have happened early because the foul was by VVD and he played the rest of the game.

                              7. The Train Driver
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 5 Years
                                1 month, 2 days ago

                                Anyone used the limitless chip in UCL fantasy?

                                1. Joey Tribbiani
                                    1 month, 2 days ago

                                    Gonna use it gw2

                                    1. The Train Driver
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 5 Years
                                      1 month, 2 days ago

                                      Mine is not working, says I am over budget...

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

                                  The C has been on Salah all week but it feels wrong to ignore Kane's form. Tough choice!

                                3. manu4life99
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 10 Years
                                  1 month, 2 days ago

                                  Rodriguez out, should I

                                  A) Save FT
                                  B) Mitchell>Kilman(bench Jrod)
                                  C) Jrod >8m mid

                                  Martinez
                                  Robbo Saiss Lamptey
                                  Salah Son Grealish Jrod*
                                  Kane DCL Maupay

                                  steer, soucek, chilwell, mitchell

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

                                    We have identical teams, other than Reguillon vs Saiss!

                                    For me, I did Mitchell to Kilman earlier in the week to catch his price rise from 4.0 to 4.1. Kind of happy about that now.

                                    You could easily play chilwell or soucek too I guess, not ruling playing them over kilman myself, look above.

                                    1. manu4life99
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 10 Years
                                      1 month, 2 days ago

                                      Thanks, nice work catching the rise early. I agree I actually picked Soucek for this very reason as feel fixtures are less important for his type of aerial goal threat etc so I'm leaning towards Soucek against a city side that isn't exactly watertight.

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

                                        Yeah, exactly, his stats look good, might be a goal coming his way this week!

                                4. Patron
                                  • 1 Year
                                  1 month, 2 days ago

                                  Is Ward nailed or under a threat from Clyne?

                                  Also who is replacing Coleman? Kenny or Godfrey?

                                  1. Linca - TerribleFromKepa
                                    • 11 Years
                                    1 month, 2 days ago

                                    Godfrey came on for Coleman didn't he? Reckon that maybe the go.

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

                                  Who should I bring in to replace Reece James? I have Lamptey, Saiss and Trent and have enough to spend on a 5.5m defender.

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

                                    If not on Martinez I'd say Konsa.
                                    KWP as rotation with Lamptey? they rotate quite well.

                                    1. Pigeon
                                      • 4 Years
                                      1 month, 2 days ago

                                      I was thinking of KWP. Shame the Rodriguez injury has forced me to make this transfer. Thoughts on Reguilon?

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

                                        For me personally:
                                        Wait and see. Clean sheet potential not great. Attacking wise he seems decent.

                                  2. Linca - TerribleFromKepa
                                    • 11 Years
                                    1 month, 2 days ago

                                    Dallas or Ayling also rotate decent with Lamp..

                                6. Linca - TerribleFromKepa
                                  • 11 Years
                                  1 month, 2 days ago

                                  Current side..4.5 in bank 1 FT

                                  Martinez (Steer)
                                  Trent, Saiss, Lamptey (Mitchell, Taylor)
                                  Salah, Son, Hames, Podence, Barnes
                                  Jimenez, DCL (Brewster)

                                  almost locked in Barnes to Bissouma and Brewster to Kane. Fairly reluctant to sell Jimenez now after he scored...Any suggestions??

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

                                    I'm thinking of Jimmy for Kane for my team (FT).
                                    Also reluctant to sell. On the other hand: Wolves don't look very good attacking wise. Not even close to the threat of last season. Also Jimmy had a bit of a jammy goal last week; wasn't looking incredibly sharp if you ask me. So maybe you can sell him?? (trying to convince myself) 🙂

                                    1. Linca - TerribleFromKepa
                                      • 11 Years
                                      1 month, 2 days ago

                                      Newcastle look leaky as. Only reason I'm probably holding Jime. Good chance to downgrade to Antonio very soon too. Brewster, with so many cheaper options like Antonio on fire I feel in a very poor attacking Sheff Utd is a wasted spot.