Scout Notes

Injury updates on Aguero and Antonio as De Bruyne returns to FPL action

WEST HAM 1-1 MAN CITY

  • Goals: Michail Antonio (£6.3m)| Phil Foden (£6.6m)
  • Assists: Vladimir Coufal (£4.5m) | Joao Cancelo (£5.4m)
  • Bonus: Coufal x3, Antonio x3, Lukasz Fabianski (£5.0m) x3

Kevin de Bruyne (£11.5m) made his injury return from the bench in Gameweek 6, playing 25 minutes as Manchester City failed to fully break down a deep West Ham defence in a 1-1 draw.

With much of the pre-match attention on Pep Guardiola’s men, surprisingly, it was the Hammers’ assets who came out of this one with more promise for future Gameweeks.

The moment of the first half came from Michail Antonio (£6.3m), who held off Ruben Dias (£5.5m) in the Manchester City box to fire a bicycle kick past a frozen Ederson (£6.0m).

That was Antonio’s third goal in the last five matches, particularly impressive considering the tough run of games West Ham have faced. With their fixtures turning for the better in Gameweek 8, the £6.3m forward has only cemented his place on transfer watchlists around the world.

Joining him there is surely Vladimir Coufal (£4.5m), whose cross Antonio converted after good work from Tomas Soucek (£4.9m). The right-back has now assisted in each of his last two games and, given the way West Ham held Manchester City at bay, could be the sort of option to offer double-digit potential when the fixtures turn.

However, Fantasy managers will have to pay close attention to upcoming press conferences for West Ham, as well as Manchester City’s next media commitment.

At the London Stadium, Antonio was forced off after 52 minutes, while Manchester City front-man Sergio Aguero (£10.4m) only lasted until half time.

On the Argentine, who was starting his third game in eight days following a lengthy injury lay-off, Guardiola said:

“He’s injured. A hamstring I think.” – Pep Guardiola

Hammer blow

On the injury that forced goalscorer Antonio off early in second half, David Moyes was coy:

“We don’t know, we will have a check. He came off against Spurs with something similar. He didn’t miss training so we hope it’s not much. He is so important to us. He couldn’t decide if he was cramping up or not. We will get him scanned and see how he is.” – David Moyes

On the striker’s goal, the Irons boss added:

“It’s the sort of thing as a kid you always wanted to do, to score an overhead kick. It was a terrific goal. He has been great for us, he can run, we can play into him – all good teams need a good centre-forward and we have a good centre forward at the moment.”

Phil your boots

The introduction of Phil Foden (£6.6m) at half-time changed the game for Man City, providing a much sterner test of West Ham’s low-block defence.

Guardiola was all too aware of how the Hammers would set up, though it took Aguero’s injury to make a game-changing substitution.

“We started really well. We suffered in the last 10 or 15 minutes of the first half. In the second half we were better and scored early. We had the chances we needed to win the game, but unfortunately we couldn’t score. We created enough. Their defenders were defending so deep so it’s difficult to find spaces but we had the chances. I’m not a guy who can predict the future. We’ve already dropped seven points, which is a lot. But we’ve struggled a lot for many reasons. We have to take things game by game and see what happens.” – Pep Guardiola

Foden netted after just six minutes on the pitch, firing past Lukasz Fabianski (£5.0m) from a low Joao Cancelo (£5.4m) cross.

While it was frustrating for his 7.9% ownership to see the midfielder on the bench initially, especially as he was City’s top-performing asset for shots in the box and big chances pre-Gameweek 6, they can certainly take solace in his chances of a start moving forward.

Foden has now been rested from the beginning in each of Manchester City’s last two matches in all competitions and, following Gameweek 6, Raheem Sterling (£11.6m) is the only midfield or attacker with more FPL points than him (two goals one assist).

On the England midfielder, Guardiola added:

“As always he gave us something extra.”

Guarded performance

Despite controlling possession, City once again lacked a cutting edge in Gameweek 6, clearly suffering without having De Bruyne available for the full 90 minutes.

Guardiola may claim to have been happy with his team’s overall showing but it took until the 89th minute for the Manchester outfit to create a meaningful opportunity, with the exception of Foden’s strike.

Having eventually found an opening to counter-attack West Ham, De Bruyne’s through ball set Sterling through on goal.

However, a heavy touch allowed Fabianski to position himself well to block the midfielder’s effort.

The West Ham goalkeeper explained:

“I think he took a bit of a heavy touch, so I tried to make myself big. I don’t think he had a chance to go around me. I managed to keep it out. In those situations you always have to make smart decisions. I think that’s what I’ve done today. We are pleased with the point and with the performance, especially defensively. We played very strongly against a very good side. We knew what to expect from City and knew what we had to do defensively.” – Lukasz Fabianski

A ludicrous backpass attempt by substitute Andriy Yarmolenko (£5.7m) allowed Sterling in behind again on 92 minutes but a combination of too many touches and too many West Ham defenders snuffed out the England forward.

On the substitution of Kyle Walker (£6.0m), Guardiola revealed:

“He was exhausted.”

Moyes, meanwhile, also had praise for his central midfield duo.

“We’re trying to build a young, energetic team. Tomas [Soucek] and Declan [Rice] have been excellent. We have been really pleased with them. I hope it continues but I’m not getting carried away. There have been good signs.” – David Moyes


West Ham United XI (5-4-1): Fabianski; Cresswell, Ogbonna, Balbuena; Masuaku, Rice, Soucek, Coufal; Fornals, Antonio (Yarmolenko 51′), Bowen (Haller 68′).

Manchester City XI (4-3-3): Ederson; Cancelo, Garcia, Dias, Walker (Zinchenko 77′); Gundogan, Rodri, Bernardo (De Bruyne 67′); Sterling, Aguero (Foden 46′), Mahrez.

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1,153 Comments Post a Comment
  1. mr. inconspicuous
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 4 days ago

    Zaha or Grealish?

    1. The Big Cheese
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      Zaha

    2. caldracula
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      Tough choice, have both and don’t think there’s much between them.

      1. mr. inconspicuous
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 4 days ago

        Or Foden but worried about his minutes

        1. Major League Shocker
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 4 days ago

          Foden has played 376 minutes, which is more than 80% of the 450 possible minutes.

          For the sake of comparison, Mahrez played only 1934 minutes last season, which is less than 60% of possible minutes, and still scored 175 points.

          There may be reasons to avoid Foden, but lack of minutes isn't the reason.

    3. I Must Break You
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      Zaha did better this week, so everyone will tell you Zaha. Next week when Grealish hauls everyone will say Grealish. Both have great upcoming fixtures. Go with your gut

      1. ...al
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 4 days ago

        Easy to pick the guy who just scored

        Never easy to pick next weeks baps

        1. I Must Break You
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 4 days ago

          Recency bias is quite pervasive on this site I’ve noticed

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

            Way way way

          2. ...al
            • 11 Years
            4 months, 4 days ago

            Oh yea for sure. This site can be poison at times

            I do worse when I knock about ff sites

      2. ReindeerHotdog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        4 months, 4 days ago

        Better to listen to the guys who write the articles than heed the advice of some random blokes in the comments section.

        And yes I am aware I have created a paradox.

        1. Trophé Mourinho
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 4 days ago

          people give their opinions here, its how you process them. No one is telling you what to do.
          You use the information to make an informed opinion

          1. ReindeerHotdog
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            4 months, 4 days ago

            Come on. You know that's not what I was saying and it is most certainly what happens on here.

            Bandwagons are created on nothing more than a fart on a whim and everyone is adamant there are essential players and players you should 100% avoid.

            Obviously whatever people say is their opinion - I'm fully aware of that and you should always be confident in your own reasoning to trust yourself. My point is that a lot of people in the comments regurgitate what other posters say and this creates unhelpful echo chambers.

            At least within the articles there's statistical info and an appreciation for more than just last week's points.

            When match days are full of people losing their minds because their picks haven't returned after 20 minutes and in the days leading up to the deadline it's just a sea of identical RMTs it is somewhat difficult to take too many people seriously.

            The above poster mentioning how everyone is advising to go with Zaha now whereas before it was Grealish is a perfect example.

            You know exactly what I was getting at surely.

    4. ...al
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      G for me. Never Z

    5. Phil's Stamps
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      Villa's nice fixtures stretch right up to GW25, Palace's turn for the worse at GW14.
      Villa have already scored 50% more goals despite playing one game less.
      Grealish.

    6. Africa United
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      Grealesh

  2. ingvar1111
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 4 days ago

    ..................Meslier (McCarthy)
    Robbo Digne Saiss (Lamptey Mitchell)
    .Son Salah Jamez Grealish Podence
    ..............Kane DCL (Brewster)

    1.3m ITB 1 FT

    A) Podence -> Foden (0.2m left itb)
    B) Save transfer
    C) Something else?

    1. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      If Rodriguez OK and no injuries B

  3. Garlana
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 4 days ago

    Funny old game isnt it the entire week ive been battling with a decision on whether to stick to my plan and do Sterling to Salah and Captain or keep the in form Sterling and chase the potential upside if he does well.

    I have spent so much time thinking about form, fixture, previous records and looking pouring over stats. In the end i decided to bank the 2ft and keep Sterling and captain. Ive been gutted all day with that decision when Raheem blanked knowing that Salah was going to bring on the pain...and in the end it was all for nothing.

    Being a typical overthinker this season is a nightmare, it just feels like a roulette wheel right now and at some point you're gonna do well or have an absolute stinker.

    1. ...al
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      Yep. The sooner you realise it the better

      1. Garlana
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 4 days ago

        i dont think im ever going to learn 😀 , each week i start thinking.."ahh but this week will be different!"

    2. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      Kane was always the C, Salah almost salvaged it but Harry is in rare form, many of us bottled it

      1. Garlana
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 4 days ago

        I was trying to be too clever with Sterling, the "he scored a hatrick last time" was weighing on my mind. I didnt stop to think about the fact that this isnt a free flowing city team. I have Kane and Son so its not the end of the world, i feel like ive got away with not owning Salah though.

      2. I Must Break You
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 4 days ago

        Salah was a tremendous C pick this week. When you’re holding KK, raise. Sometimes it loses. Doesn’t mean you shouldn’t have raised with it

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

          Like the analogy but Liverpool and City aren’t what they used to be

          1. Qaiss
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 4 days ago

            Spurs only 3 months ago were dire. They still play under Mourinho and they will not score heavily every single week. I actually would not be surprised if Burnley get a result.

          2. Wılly
            • 7 Years
            4 months, 4 days ago

            Form is temporary, class is permanent. It's only a matter of time before these teams find themselves again and it's safe to include Chelsea and MU attackers in that argument.

          3. ReindeerHotdog
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            4 months, 4 days ago

            That's a bold statement. Let's not forget how easily Pool won the league last season.

            We're still in the embryonic stages of this season - a lot of time to go.

            Can't be expecting Leeds, Villa and Everton to be in the top 5 come the end of the season.

      3. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 4 days ago

        It's too early to say that. If Kane has 2 penalty area touches and plays as a DM in a bore 0-0. It's gonna look real stupid.

  4. Mooster
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 4 days ago

    Barkley + Brewster to Bamford and some 4.5/5.0 MF? -4.

    1. ...al
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      I’ll probably never own bamford I just don’t have it in me at the minute

      Prob ok to keep Bark

    2. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      Chill Winston

    3. Bleh
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      Not worth the hit.

  5. The Suspended One
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 4 days ago

    I guess Jimmy’s “only 1 goal” may be valuable this week...

    1. Bleh
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      Hope so! May boot out this week though regardless. Wolves haven’t impressed so far.

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

        I sold him last Saturday at about noon

        1. sunzip14
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 4 days ago

          That gives me hope for some return 😀

    2. Trophé Mourinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 4 days ago

      6 points incoming

  6. LSK
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 4 days ago

    Have Sterling but no Liverpool attack. What would you do?

    A) Sterling to Mane
    B) Sterling to Salah
    C) Keep Sterling for another week.

    Thanks!

    1. Bleh
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      B, is due

  7. Bleh
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 4 days ago

    Early thoughts on potential moves here? Will obviously wait a few more days before I pull the trigger.

    A. Jimenez > Kane
    B. Trossard > Zaha
    C. Something else

    Martinez
    TAA, Chilwell, KWP
    Salah, Son, J.Rodriguez, Trossard
    Jimenez, DCL, Wilson

    Subs: Steer, Lamptey, Mitchell, Stephens
    1 FT, 3.9 ITB

    1. LSK
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      A, Kane is looking too good to ignore atm

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

      A, more upside

    3. Bleh
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      Thanks both, leaning towards A myself.

  8. Trophé Mourinho
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 4 days ago

    Spurs fixtures never turn bad, why is everyone saying that. I see a sea of green

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 4 days ago

      City, Chelsea, Arsenal . . . uh . . . .

      1. Trophé Mourinho
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 4 days ago

        uh is the hardest fixture, but I think we'll push through

        1. Bushwhacker
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 4 days ago

          Oh trolling. Sorry, thought serious.

  9. Nimby
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 4 days ago

    I do wonder what the point of asking for advice is. The whole website is based on giving you data on the best players to pick. That's not to say I haven't asked before, but the level of obsession could be toned down a bit. Accept you will have bad weeks every now and then. Everyone does.

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 4 days ago

      It's a game of luck, most people have templates with a few differentials than can make or break a week (this week Bamford, few weeks ago Wilson) . . . . just roll with it.

    2. Qaiss
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      There isn't point of asking for advice a lot, relating to your team. It's your team in the end.

      Besides, many people are too scared to be a bit maverick sometimes.

      1. Baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 4 days ago

        I think somebody here made a poll og his team and possible changes and made his way to top 10k not so long ago.

        1. Qaiss
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 4 days ago

          That's one person. Although most decisions would be logical, its a game. How is it fun constantly asking people for advice on your own team and being too scared to captain a player others aren't captaining or bring in a player others don't have, etc?

  10. sunzip14
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 4 days ago

    What is it with Palace conceding in 2 matches in a row in the 90th minute? So frustrating! And PVA on for Clyne is a sign that Mitchell might survive longer as an option?

    1. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      Something to watch. That last minute goal was just bad luck imo.

  11. Ibralicious
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 4 days ago

    With Brighton's fixtures getting considerably worse in the next 6-8, does it make sense to shift Maupay for Bamford? Saves up some money elsewhere so was thinking it might be a good move.

    1. Trophé Mourinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 4 days ago

      yea probably, or Antonio if he is ok

  12. white lightning
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 4 days ago

    Just after some advice please. I have 1ft & 0.3 bank

    Martinez, Steer
    Robertson, Saiss, Lamptey, Justin, Mitchell
    Salah, Son, JRod, Grealish, Burke
    Kane, Jimenez, DCL

    Which trade option do you like:
    (a) Justin out - Ayling in for free or
    (b) Jimenez, Justin out - Bamford, Chilwell in for -4 hit

    Thoughts & thanks

    1. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      No point to a hit. Relax.

    2. Africa United
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      Save transfer

  13. Trophé Mourinho
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 4 days ago

    (K)ane TC vs Brighton?

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 4 days ago

      Seems daft.

    2. Africa United
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      TCyou know the rules

      1. Africa United
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 4 days ago

        Double gameweek

  14. Igz08
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 4 days ago

    Transferred Zaha to Grealish last week. Considering taking the L and doing the reverse.. Son was sure worth the U turn

    1. lugs
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      do it if that's what you want to do, but looking at next weeks fixtures that move has a good chance of instantly backfiring again

    2. Africa United
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      What you gonna do when Grealesh scores and Zaha blanks ? Grealesh looked better tbh and missed a sitter
      Have both in my team

    3. ReindeerHotdog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 months, 4 days ago

      You know how that will go.

      Better to have a good long term plan you can alter as and when you need to rather than going for last week's points scorers.

      Captained Salah this week. Has to be one of the best captaincy options every week, especially against Sheffield Utd at home. Doesn't change my mind on captaining him in similar fixtures one iota.

  15. TheSteel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 4 days ago

    All blanks so far, woo!

  16. TheCurseOfRaheem
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 4 days ago

    Benched James for Mitchell 20 minutes before deadline as I was worried about another 1 pter. Sickener when your has 12 from 5 including captain.

    1. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      I benched both Chilwell and James. These things happen.

      1. TheCurseOfRaheem
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 4 days ago

        They do indeed. Reckon Chelsea deploy a back 5 in any of the next 3?

    2. sthelenslad92
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      I benched Chilwell & Dallas, gutted

      1. TheCurseOfRaheem
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 4 days ago

        Really is horrible in a gameeek like this

  17. The Reptile
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 4 days ago

    Is Bamford rising tonight? Only 98.5 atm
    I am thinking of Ings to him
    Have DCL and Kane

  18. sthelenslad92
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 4 days ago

    What should I do with this? £0 ITB & 2 FT

    Martinez (Steer)
    TAA - Reguilon - Chilwell (Lamptey) (Dallas)
    Salah - Son - Pulisic - Hames - Grealish
    DCL - Maupay (Brewster)

    1. The Reptile
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      Maybe Maupay to Bamford? Gives you. 0.8 itb

  19. Wılly
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 4 days ago

    What's the latest on Antonio, is he worth keeping hold of? Seems a bit fragile at the current time

  20. Ibralicious
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 4 days ago

    Worth doing Maupay -> Bamford for 1 or 2 FTs before his imminent price rise in 8 minutes?

    1. Wılly
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      1 hour and 8 minutes

      1. Ibralicious
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 4 days ago

        Oh right cheers

    2. Wılly
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      The clocks go back but the FPL clocks stay the same

      1. Wılly
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 4 days ago

        Tomorrow it will be 1:30am

        1. Ibralicious
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 4 days ago

          Hmm but should I pull the trigger orrr

          1. Wılly
            • 7 Years
            4 months, 4 days ago

            Sorry, I missed the question. Maupay out? I wouldn't say it's necessary, the fixtures on a whole aren't that bad. It's whether you prefer other options in that price category. For me, Bamford is a no. Do you want him for a specific reason or because everyone else is bringing him in?

            1. Ibralicious
              • 6 Years
              4 months, 4 days ago

              Saves 0.8 and is pretty much the same tier and value as Maupay

              1. Wılly
                • 7 Years
                4 months, 4 days ago

                If it's a move you want to make then do it. I personally wouldn't, but it's a game of choices.

    3. All about the galacticos
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      No

    4. Africa United
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      If you need the money .. don't think he'll score hatrick anysoon

    5. Balance
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      Yes if you already want Bamford Long term

  21. TH14 - INVINCIBLE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 4 days ago

    Best option for the next 3 gameweeks?

    A)Coufal
    B)Kilman
    C)Dallas
    D)Ayling

    1. Wılly
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      C or D have the most attacking potential
      A for the fixtures, one I'm looking at
      B, no

      1. TH14 - INVINCIBLE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 4 days ago

        Good points, so it's between Coufal and Dallas now hmmm

        1. Wılly
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 4 days ago

          On my WC I picked Dallas before Coufal but based on fixtures after next week I'd probably go for Coufal. In the long-run I imagine Dallas is a stronger pick but for now Coufal IMO.

    2. F_Ivanovic
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      Why for next 3 GW's? Please tell me you're not then planning to get rid of one of these in 3 weeks time.

      1. TH14 - INVINCIBLE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 4 days ago

        Might be bringing back in Coleman who should be injured for the next 3 PL matches

    3. All about the galacticos
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      D

    4. Africa United
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      A

    5. Balance
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      C

  22. Scholes Out Forever
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 4 days ago

    Kane is going to rise tonight isnt he....

  23. Wılly
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 4 days ago

    Martinez
    Chilwell Dallas Lamptey (Lewis)
    Salah Sterling Son Bale Pulisic
    DCL Antonio* (Brewster)

    2 free transfers available, any thoughts so far?

    1. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      Bale + Antonio --> Grealish/Jrod + Kane?

      1. Africa United
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 4 days ago

        Yea get Kane Asap

        1. Wılly
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 4 days ago

          I'm predicting Spurs assets will fall in a few weeks time with their fixtures. I'd be looking to move out Bale and Son for MCI options. No point removing Bale to bring in Kane in my opinion.

  24. BenDavies
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 4 days ago

    Werner -> Kane with a FT?

    1. Ibralicious
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      Easily, yes

    2. Africa United
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      I think Werner will score next week too but if it's only way to get Kane then yes

    3. Balance
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      Yes

  25. Africa United
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 4 days ago

    So Salah technically should've scored two as a start ... One offside by centimetres and one chip ball from six yards sitter and hits post ... Captain next week Vs Kane ? Will be interesting

    1. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      Kane vs BHA without Dunk is going to be interesting

      1. Africa United
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 4 days ago

        Yea thinking of triple up on Bale just wanna see how they gonna play on Monday

        1. Africa United
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 4 days ago

          Have Brighton then WestBrom !

    2. white lightning
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      I'm captaining Kane this week because with the form he's in he's a permanent captain so next week it will be no different.

      1. Africa United
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 4 days ago

        Salah ownership is scary tho

  26. Ibralicious
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 4 days ago

    Pick a combination:

    A) Maupay + Grealish + Robertson
    B) Bamford + Sterling + Targett

    Cheers!

    1. Africa United
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      Close but B for me

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

      A

    3. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      A. with Bamford over Numpty (sorry Maupay)

    4. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      B

  27. Puntillimon
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 4 days ago

    Hey all, Taylor to zouma or chilwell? That extra 0.7 can help me go Jimenez to werner the following week after the fixture swings down for Jimenez

    1. Africa United
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      Chillwel is more explosive and Zouma is a red card waiting to happen

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

      Chiwell looks great value Long term

      1. Puntillimon
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 4 days ago

        I’m just not sure about his durability.. worth a shot?

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

          Yes, and also Werner upside is not as meaningful I think.

    3. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      Chilwell

  28. jia you jia you
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 4 days ago

    12 from 5 any good...yet another lol start to my GW!

    1. Puntillimon
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      Could be worse. There is so much hope from the remaining 6!

      1. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 4 days ago

        true and got away no Liverpool mid... but it's the hope that kills you!

  29. jia you jia you
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 4 days ago

    Watkins is starting to frustrate but will probably stick with him for another while. Early thoughts on this band of stragglers?

    Martinez
    Robertson Saiss Coady
    Sterling Son Hames Pulisic
    Kane DCL Watkins
    (Forster Lamptey Burke Dunne)
    1FT
    1.4itb

    1. Ibralicious
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      The only move I saw was Watkins-> Bamford

      1. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 4 days ago

        yeah but feels a bit sideways and Villa's fixtures are decent

    2. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      Save trade

    3. nerd_is_the_werd
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 4 days ago

      Looks ok in principle.
      But I feel that not having Salah, Mane or KDB might be a bit risky.

  30. IRBOX ⚽
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 4 days ago

    Another week, another captain fail. Unfortunately success at this game is entirely dependant on captaincy

    1. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      luck and captaincy are the two huge factors

    2. Gnu
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      Stop it, I'm welling up here.

    3. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      You should mention this more.

      1. IRBOX ⚽
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 4 days ago

        Truth speaks volumes does it not?

        1. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 4 days ago

          Yep, it's a scientific fact that the more you say the same thing the truer it becomes.

          1. Gnu
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            4 months, 4 days ago

            Truth is being drowned out by that pesky whining noise though.

            1. IRBOX ⚽
              • 3 Years
              4 months, 4 days ago

              That’s your own thoughts mate, very little substance to it

    4. Trophé Mourinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 4 days ago

      skill mainly and a little bit of captaincy