Scout Notes

Mendy and Thiago boosting Chelsea defence’s FPL appeal ahead of decent fixture run

Manchester United 0-0 Chelsea

  • Bonus: Kurt Zouma (£5.0m) x3, Reece James (£5.0m) x2, Harry Maguire (£5.4m), Thiago Silva (£5.5m) x1

Manchester United and Chelsea played out a generally drab draw that was heavy on tactical caution and much lighter on action.

The biggest talking point of the match was, fittingly, a non-event, with referee Martin Atkinson and VAR both deciding Harry Maguire‘s (£5.4m) neck lock on Cesar Azpilicueta (£5.9m) was not a penalty.

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard disagreed:

Holding is allowed, but headlocks aren’t. I think they should have taken time and advised the referee to watch the monitor. If the referee goes to the monitor, he gives a penalty.

Had the penalty been awarded and converted, Lampard’s decision to play three at the back, sit deep and commit very few men to the counter-attack would have been vindicated.

As it was, United were the only team to at least look like they wanted to score, creating a chance every 6.8 minutes (to Chelsea’s 15.8) and having four shots on target to the visitors’ one.

The Thick Blue Line

The game involved Jose Mourinho-era levels of bus parking by Chelsea.

The return of Thiago Silva (£5.5m) was always going to help with the team’s savvy, but a swap to a three-man backline added further grit and the decision to temper the attacking instincts of wing-backs Reece James (£5.0m) and Ben Chilwell (£5.7m) sealed the defensive deal.

United were happy to sit fairly deep themselves, resulting in long periods of footballing stalemate in which Chelsea had plenty of the ball but did precious little with it.

James and Chilwell did top the crossing charts, alongside Bruno Fernandes (£10.5m), with six apiece, but while half the midfielder’s efforts found their target, only one of the 12 sent over by the defenders was successful.

Maximum bonus points went to Kurt Zouma (£5.0m). He frequently stepped out of the back three to mark Juan Mata (£5.9m), who was again allowed the freedom to drift into central pockets of space, often in advance of central striker Marcus Rashford (£9.5m).

As a result, the key takeaway from the match – and the midweek encounter with Sevilla in the Champions League – is that Lampard is taking a liking for clean sheets.

In the last three matches in which Thiago and Edouard Mendy (£5.0m) have started together, Chelsea haven’t conceded a single goal.

That should elevate the Fantasy status of the two cheapest regular starters in defence – Zouma and James.

The Blues are embarking on a very promising five-match schedule in which a visit from Spurs looks perhaps the toughest test.

The next three matches in particular – Burnley and Newcastle away, Sheffield United at home – look ripe for defensive returns should Lampard continue to indulge his more conservative instincts.

Chilwell leads the way, not just among Chelsea defenders but the entire team, for chances created this season, with nine. James and the dropped Mason Mount (£6.9m) are just one back, but the pair have been involved in all five matches so far, whereas Chilwell has played only three.

The former Leicester man probably offers the best prospect of returns at both ends of the pitch, but those who like a bargain might be more tempted by James or Zouma, with the latter having scored twice this season as well.

A Lack Of Attack

As for the visitors’ attack, it was a case of ‘move along, nothing to see here’.

Chelsea sat so deep that the service to, and support for, Timo Werner (£9.3m) and Christian Pulisic (£8.3m) was on the criminal side of negligent.

After losing half his opening day ownership – 1.4 million managers – before his 16-point Gameweek 5 haul, a few hopeful bosses had modestly boosted Werner’s numbers heading into the Old Trafford encounter.

They were treated to just one attempt all match. Pulisic was livelier, with three shots, including the one and only attempt by a Chelsea player that forced David de Gea (£5.4m) to do anything other than stand around shouting and getting very wet.

Damningly, Werner and Kai Havertz (£8.4m) managed, in 143 minutes combined, fewer attempts (one) and penalty area touches (two) than United sub Edinson Cavani (£8.0m) had on his own (two and three respectively) from a 32-minute cameo.

Even more damningly, the 8.6%-owned Havertz provided none of those numbers and didn’t exactly make up for that with the one chance he created.

Lampard is unlikely to play it so ultra-safe over the next few Gameweeks, but patience in all of their exalted front three has worn very thin already this campaign, with significant sales of the trio, and should Chelsea’s newly pragmatic streak continue, their points might not justify their price.

The Tyranny Of Choice

If Lampard is still struggling to find his optimum XI from the riches at his disposal, his United counterpart Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is another yet to find exactly what he’s looking for.

Since Anthony Martial (£8.8m) triggered a three-match ban with his dismissal in the Gameweek 4 drubbing by Spurs, Marcus Rashford (£9.5m) has covered at centre forward.

He was as industrious as anyone at Old Trafford, with three attempts, two of which were on target, including one effort that brought a particularly fine save from the impressive Mendy.

Of United’s attacking options, he and Fernandes are easily the most popular, but their medium-term prospects for points do not look so good, with Arsenal, Everton, the newly-awkward West Ham and Manchester City to come over the next six Gameweeks.

Solskjaer spoke optimistically of the team’s excellent balance after their 4-1 win at Newcastle last time out, but in truth that ignored the lack of defensive cohesion in evidence against what was a poor Magpies attack.

The backline was more impressive on Saturday, with Maguire and Victor Lindelof (£4.9m) preferred in central defence to Axel Tuanzebe (£4.5m), who had been superb in the midweek win at Paris Saint Germain.

But much of that was down to Chelsea’s blatant lack of attacking intent.

Further up the pitch, Mata and Daniel James (£6.3m) have started the last two matches. The latter has made a feeble case for further inclusion, while the former is creating issues for opposing defences, but needs more than the one assist he’s managed in his two starts to turn Fantasy eyes, even if he is temptingly cheap.

Solskjaer talked about new man Cavani, and the returning Paul Pogba (£7.8m), after the match:

Edi has been out and needs game time to get his sharpness. I am sure he is going to give us lots. As for Paul, he has made a positive impact for us in three games as substitute over the last week. Don’t forget he had coronavirus. He is coming along.

Throw in the curiously under-used Donny van de Beek (£6.8m) and the coach has lots of options, but seemingly little idea as to how to marshal them all.

Fantasy interest is unlikely to stray much further than Rashford and Fernandes until that is addressed.


Manchester United XI (4-2-3-1): De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Maguire, Lindelof, Shaw; Fred, McTominay (Greenwood 83′); Mata (Pogba 58′), Fernandes, James (Cavani 58′); Rashford.

Chelsea XI (3-4-2-1): Mendy; Azpilicueta, Silva, Zouma; Chilwell; Jorginho, Kante, James; Pulisic (Ziyech 81′), Havertz (Mount 72′); Werner (Abraham 71′).

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1,199 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Dele
    • 4 Years
    11 months, 3 days ago

    18pts with Kane and Son to go...

    89 points last week.

    1. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
      • 9 Years
      11 months, 3 days ago

      Yeah been a bad zooddj for lots.

      1. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
        • 9 Years
        11 months, 3 days ago

        Week

    2. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 3 days ago

      Don’t worry, it’s a good week to have a bad week, and it’s impossible to always have a good week 🙂

      1. Puntillimon
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        11 months, 3 days ago

        This I agree

  2. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
    • 9 Years
    11 months, 3 days ago

    Best defender to get up to 4.8. Have Mitchell, Dallas Lamptey and Chilwell.

    1. HVT
      • 10 Years
      11 months, 3 days ago

      Justin

    2. Neves say Neves
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 3 days ago

      Kilman/Targett/WHU def

  3. caldracula
    • 5 Years
    11 months, 3 days ago

    Thoughts on PVA replacing Mitchell and Marcal coming back to LWB for Wolves and Kilman taking Saiss place?

    1. Phil's Stamps
      • 10 Years
      11 months, 3 days ago

      Saiss is now the highest scoring defender in the game and has been excellent so far this season. I think we really need to put an end to the 'Saiss will be dropped' chat.

      PVA replacing Mitchell is a genuine concern though, but only Roy knows the answer.

      1. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 12 Years
        11 months, 3 days ago

        Don't think FPL points are a factor.

        1. Phil's Stamps
          • 10 Years
          11 months, 3 days ago

          Surely Nuno has him in his FPL team too 🙂

        2. DickFranDyke
          • 12 Years
          11 months, 3 days ago

          But Saiss has been excellent so aren't FPL points are a factor? as has Kilman, but given the choice if you were manager...?

          1. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 12 Years
            11 months, 3 days ago

            Was he excellent vs Toon? Plenty of options in the 2 spots where he could place. Fans haven't been happy with him for a while and getting subbed isn't a great sign.

            1. DickFranDyke
              • 12 Years
              11 months, 3 days ago

              Being asked to play OOP and trying his best. He is a great LCB.

    2. tommo1989
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 3 days ago

      I think Kilman has looked better than Saiss but whether Nuno keeps faith with the less experienced Kilman is anyone’s guess

  4. grooveymatt65
    • 8 Years
    11 months, 3 days ago

    Hi guys just need some advice

    My team is:

    Martinez Martin

    Chillwell, Saiss, Justin, Mitchell Bernado

    Salah Son(c) Sterling Grealish Bissouma

    Kane Wilson DCL

    (0.0 ITB) 2ft

    1. WIlson to Bamford for free
    2. Wilson to Adams and Sterling to Zaha for free
    3. Save
    4. Other

    Thanks guys! 🙂

    thanks!!!!

    1. BeWater
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 3 days ago

      I wouldn't get rid of Sterling. Keep him in and that way you can switch him later to KDB or Bruno if you want. You could do Mitchell to Kilman this week if you don't want to lose the transfer and Wilson to Antonio when he plays Fulham at home.

      1. El Lobito 10
        • 4 Years
        11 months, 3 days ago

        Why not? He was garbage yesterday

        1. BeWater
          • 1 Year
          11 months, 3 days ago

          I wouldn't switch him to Zaha when he's got Sheffield United next and Zaha has Palace.

    2. grooveymatt65
      • 8 Years
      11 months, 3 days ago

      ok thanks guys!

  5. deanchatt
    • 9 Years
    11 months, 3 days ago

    Brewster to Bamford or Antonio ? ( assuming Antonio fit next gw)

    1. BeWater
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 3 days ago

      Antonio.

  6. HVT
    • 10 Years
    11 months, 3 days ago

    Any feedback welcome.
    2fts, 1.5m itb

    Martinez (Steer)
    TAA/Saiss/Justin/James/Mitchell
    Salah/Son/Foden/Podence/Burke
    Kane/Jimi/DCL

    Thinking;
    A - Podence/James > Zaha/Kilman (Or up to 4.8)
    B - Jimi/Foden/James > Bamford/KDB/Kilman (-4)
    C - Jimi/Podence/James > Bamford/Bruno/Kilman (-4)
    D - Other??

    Thanks in advance.

    1. FF Dirtbag
      • 10 Years
      11 months, 3 days ago

      A but Grealish instead of Zaha?

      1. FF Dirtbag
        • 10 Years
        11 months, 3 days ago

        Go Kilman or maybe KWP for sure starts...

        1. HVT
          • 10 Years
          11 months, 3 days ago

          Cheers, slightly fancy Zaha over Grealish right now but I’ll keep it in mind

    2. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 3 days ago

      D) TAA to Robbo
      Podence to Grealish

      1. HVT
        • 10 Years
        11 months, 3 days ago

        Thanks hadn’t really considered the TAA to Robbo tbh.

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          11 months, 3 days ago

          It’s the best way I can see you can save the extra pennies needed to get Zaha/Grealish.
          Don’t see the need to sell James right now

          1. FF Dirtbag
            • 10 Years
            11 months, 3 days ago

            This seems sensible..

          2. HVT
            • 10 Years
            11 months, 3 days ago

            Thanks lads.
            TAA has Ben crap but I know the second I sell...........

  7. FF Dirtbag
    • 10 Years
    11 months, 3 days ago

    Reposr from bottom. I am Clueless.

    What do I do with my 2FT and 0mill in the bank here??

    Martinez
    Reguillon Chilwell Saiss
    Salah Son Grealish Rodriguez
    Kane Ings DCL

    Forster; KWP, Mitchell, Stephens

    1. HVT
      • 10 Years
      11 months, 3 days ago

      V tough, team looks solid.
      Stephens out right now.

      1. HVT
        • 10 Years
        11 months, 3 days ago

        Any thoughts on above mate?

        1. FF Dirtbag
          • 10 Years
          11 months, 3 days ago

          Just replied in fact!

      2. FF Dirtbag
        • 10 Years
        11 months, 3 days ago

        But got nothing to upgrade him with...

        1. HVT
          • 10 Years
          11 months, 3 days ago

          I know, you could do KWP to Kilman or something simple like that.
          Surely one of Saiss/Kilman will nail a spot.

    2. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 3 days ago

      Stephens to Romeu and save the other again

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        11 months, 3 days ago

        Oops Stephens has dropped, Riedewald?

  8. It’s gonna Ben Mee
    • 7 Years
    11 months, 3 days ago

    Bench one:

    A) Saïss (CRY)
    B) PvA (wol)
    C) Bamford (LEI)
    D) Castagne (lee)

    1. FF Dirtbag
      • 10 Years
      11 months, 3 days ago

      A

      1. FF Dirtbag
        • 10 Years
        11 months, 3 days ago

        Oops I meant B! Sorry.

    2. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 3 days ago

      PVA I think mate

    3. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 7 Years
      11 months, 3 days ago

      Cheers

    4. J ⚒ Gimme ur Mané
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      11 months, 3 days ago

      B as I don’t think he’ll play

    5. Gandalf
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      11 months, 3 days ago

      Pva

  9. _Ninja_
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    11 months, 3 days ago

    Bamford or Zaha?

    1. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 3 days ago

      Bamford probs

      Have Zaha and no real intention to sell but have been eying up Bamford since week 1. Suspect he’ll end up being the value player of the season

    2. J ⚒ Gimme ur Mané
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      11 months, 3 days ago

      Bam

    3. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 3 days ago

      Just got Bamford, only Kane has more points of the FWDs

      5.8 bargain

    4. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      11 months, 3 days ago

      Cheers all

  10. pingissimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    11 months, 3 days ago

    Any real difference between Ayling and Dallas? Think I’ll be losing TAA from my no premium wonder side.

    Guaita
    TAA* Robbo Saiss
    Son Havertz Zaha Rodriguez
    Jim Ings DCL

    Steer Lamptey Mitchell Soucek

  11. POTATO
    • 1 Year
    11 months, 3 days ago

    2FT 0.5itb
    Foden (Podence) >> Zaha or Grealish? (Jorginho)

    1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 7 Years
      11 months, 3 days ago

      Zaha /Grealish owner

      1. POTATO
        • 1 Year
        11 months, 3 days ago

        If you can have only one...

        1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
          • 7 Years
          11 months, 3 days ago

          Zaha

        2. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          11 months, 3 days ago

          Zaha

          Oop and that GI,

    2. FF Dirtbag
      • 10 Years
      11 months, 3 days ago

      Grealish for me. Palace make Less chances than villa.

    3. J ⚒ Gimme ur Mané
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      11 months, 3 days ago

      Grealish

    4. POTATO
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 3 days ago

      Thanks

  12. Don Kloppeone
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    11 months, 3 days ago

    26 with Kane, Son and Maupay left. Currently on a red arrow pushing me outside 2M OR. You know it’s bad when you’re praying for a Maupay haul to save your GW. FPL keeps on giving!
    No Jimi, Ings or Wolves defence is starting to hurt and unsure on my plan for MCI when fixtures/ form improve other than Kane > Kun which, atm seems like insanity....

    Any early ideas what to do with an FT here (I’ve got 2)?

    2FT 0.5itb
    Martinez
    Robbo, Chilwell, Dallas
    Salah, Son, Pulisic, Grealish
    Kane (C), DCL, Maupay
    (Forster) (KWP, Stephens, Braithwaite)

    Cheers!

    1. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 3 days ago

      Handy enough side that

      Maupay to Bamford for me. I’ve been wanting Bamford for a few weeks now. He’s getting plenty of tap ins and I don’t see those diminishing.

      1. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        11 months, 3 days ago

        Interesting. Not sure I expected that advice!

        If you exclude today’s match though, Bamford's stats are pretty significantly worse than Maupay’s so I’m not totally convinced but it did show he can break down an otherwise tough defence...

        1. RAFA THE GAFFA
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          11 months, 3 days ago

          Maupay >> Antonio perhaps

          1. Don Kloppeone
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            11 months, 3 days ago

            Why the Maupay hate? He has better stats than Bamford and Antonio and has Spurs (who just conceded 3 to WHU), BUR and AVL next 3 which doesn’t seem that awful.

            Maybe it’s my best move but feels a bit meh!

            1. RAFA THE GAFFA
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              11 months, 3 days ago

              Eye test for me. Not a fan.

              1. Don Kloppeone
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                11 months, 3 days ago

                Vainly hoping he’ll turn up and save my GW tomorrow night but I know it won’t happen 😆

        2. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          11 months, 3 days ago

          I’m expecting Leeds to be top 6 material for the bulk of the season - he’s at the pointy end. Brighton are ok no more.

          Bamford is great value still at 5.8. Someone you can just park and forget - easily benchable if he loses form.

          1. Don Kloppeone
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            11 months, 3 days ago

            Top 6 material is a bold statement!

            I guess as a 3rd striker you want someone like a Maupay or Bamford and maybe the fact that it also frees up 0.7m in cash could be a good move also....

  13. J ⚒ Gimme ur Mané
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    11 months, 3 days ago

    Anything worth a hit?

    0.5 in the bank.

    Martínez

    Saiss, Zouma, Lamptey

    Salah, Mane (c), Son, Pulisic, Grealish

    Ings, DCL

    4.0, Brewster, Mitchell, Dunne

  14. Nespinha
    • 5 Years
    11 months, 3 days ago

    2FT 2.4ITB, any suggestions?

    Mccarthy, Steer
    Robbo, Saiss, KWP, Mitchell, Ferguson
    Salah, Bruno, Son, Podence, Pereira
    DCL, Werner, Davis

    1. FF Dirtbag
      • 10 Years
      11 months, 3 days ago

      Podence to Zaha or Grealish.

      1. HVT
        • 10 Years
        11 months, 3 days ago

        Grealish seems to be the consensus on here

    2. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 3 days ago

      Werner to Kane for me

      1. Nespinha
        • 5 Years
        11 months, 3 days ago

        Username checksout

  15. Flynny
    • 6 Years
    11 months, 3 days ago

    Can i please have some advice on what to do here? Rank is 4m. Bottom of my mini leagues. Very hard to take and not enjoying it...1mitb

    Martinez
    Taa saiss James (mitchell lamptey )
    Salah son pulisic foden( Burke)
    Kane dcl watkins

    1. Flynny
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 3 days ago

      Should have said thanks

      1. fish&chips
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        11 months, 3 days ago

        Any free transfers? Team is not bad in all honesty. Just a ridiculous season. I'm basically in the same position as you

        1. Flynny
          • 6 Years
          11 months, 3 days ago

          Yes. 1ft. James and saiss seem to be issues.....not sure if to get rid of james or save ft.....

          1. El Lobito 10
            • 4 Years
            11 months, 3 days ago

            How is Saiss an issue?

            1. Shark Team
              • 4 Years
              11 months, 3 days ago

              Probably losing his place but it's 50/50 cause Marcal is here

              1. El Lobito 10
                • 4 Years
                11 months, 3 days ago

                Didn't know. Well that's a crap development

    2. El Lobito 10
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 3 days ago

      Patience and acknowledgement that it is a bonkers season and many very good players in the same boat. Plus you've good side

      1. Flynny
        • 6 Years
        11 months, 3 days ago

        Cheers. So what do u advise?

        James out?

        Save ft?

        Thanks

        1. El Lobito 10
          • 4 Years
          11 months, 3 days ago

          I'd play Lamptey and do Watkins to Bamford or Antonio.

    3. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 3 days ago

      James to Chilwell

      1. Flynny
        • 6 Years
        11 months, 3 days ago

        James to chilwell seems a good option. Means I'm 0.1m short of watkins to antonio week after if I want to do that tho.....

        Watkins need to stay for now i think. Only had him 2 games.

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          11 months, 3 days ago

          Just realised you have Lamptey...maybe do Watkins to Antonio this week if you’re sure you want him?

          Another option is Foden to Grealish/Zaha but Foden could get more gametime if Aguero is out

          1. Flynny
            • 6 Years
            11 months, 3 days ago

            Cheers

            In the poor position im in, not sure I want to remove Watkins before saints at home for Antonio at lpool....appreciate the advice.....Will mull it over

            1. El Lobito 10
              • 4 Years
              11 months, 3 days ago

              Think he's had a couple v Pool and Pool def is leaky

  16. ingvar1111
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    11 months, 3 days ago

    podence + digne -> zaha + chilwell

    worth it for a hit? have 1.3m in the bank so i can afford it exactly

  17. fish&chips
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    11 months, 3 days ago

    Triple wolves defence. I hate this game!!

    1. DickFranDyke
      • 12 Years
      11 months, 3 days ago

      I would too if my eggs were in one basket.

    2. El Lobito 10
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 3 days ago

      If it makes you feel any better, I have Saiss as my only Wolves defender and he got seven points

      1. Puntillimon
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        11 months, 3 days ago

        Why would that make him feel better?

        1. El Lobito 10
          • 4 Years
          11 months, 3 days ago

          😀

  18. It’s gonna Ben Mee
    • 7 Years
    11 months, 3 days ago

    How many more CS does Soton need to rack up before I’ll consider their defence? One dead team in my ML has been on double Soton defence since GW 1...

  19. camarozz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    11 months, 3 days ago

    Bambam or Antonio?

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 3 days ago

      Antonio

    2. Kurt Zouma
      • 7 Years
      11 months, 3 days ago

      Antonio but both good options

    3. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 3 days ago

      A

  20. Kurt Zouma
    • 7 Years
    11 months, 3 days ago

    2 FTs, 0.0 ITB. Any recommendations?

    Martinez (Steer)
    TAA Chillwell Saïss Lamptey Branthwaite
    Salah Son Puli Grealish Stephens
    Kane DCL Maupay

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 3 days ago

      Maupay to Antonio
      Or
      Maupay to Bamford & Stephens to Soucek

    2. Shark Team
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 3 days ago

      Buy Kilman(Saiss) and use the 2 FTs next gw imo cause your team looks nice

    3. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 3 days ago

      Wow we have 11 of the same 15:
      Steer, TAA, Saiss, Lamptey
      vs
      Forster, Robbo, KWP, Dallas

      I also have 2FT. Considering Maupay > Bamford or Antonio and maybe Braithwaite > Kilman

  21. Riggs
    • 2 Years
    11 months, 3 days ago

    Martinez (Steer)
    Robbo Saiss Lamptey (Taylor) (Ferguson)
    Salah Son Grealish Zaha (Burke)
    DCL Ings Kane

    2 FT, 0.3 ITB.
    Some ideas?

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 3 days ago

      Nice team, Ferguson to Kilman and save other FT

      1. Riggs
        • 2 Years
        11 months, 3 days ago

        Will Killman be nailed on? + Wolves fixtures are turning.

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          11 months, 3 days ago

          No, but he’ll play more than Ferguson

          1. Riggs
            • 2 Years
            11 months, 3 days ago

            Okay. Thanks for the advice man 🙂 GL

            1. KAPTAIN KANE
              • 4 Years
              11 months, 3 days ago

              Cheers, you too

  22. jason_ni
    • 5 Years
    11 months, 3 days ago

    Have 2.4 itb
    Would you rather a or b
    A) coady/saiss to robertson
    B)non playing dunne to Chilwell

    Current backline
    Saiss/coady/lampty (mitchell/dunne)

    I think I'm leaning maybe towards Chilwell for the chelsea run, and leaves money for other improvements.

    1. jason_ni
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 3 days ago

      Or c ignore the defence for now, and move brewster to Bamford.

    2. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 3 days ago

      A if you have Coady and Saiss

  23. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    11 months, 3 days ago

    Yay or Nay tonight? Exact money! TAA+Ings >> Chilwell+Kane(C) -4?

    McCarthy
    TAA, Saiss, Justin
    Pulisic, Salah, Rodríguez, Son, Grealish
    DCL, Ings
    (Nyland, Mitchell, Davies, Davis)

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 3 days ago

      Hmm tough one

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        11 months, 3 days ago

        If your captaining Kane maybe go for it, just I think Ings will score well in coming weeks.

        1. RAFA THE GAFFA
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          11 months, 3 days ago

          Thanks the problem. Kane scaring me right now that’s all. An early hit is a huge risk I guess

        2. RAFA THE GAFFA
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          11 months, 3 days ago

          Price changes are so fast this year

          1. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 4 Years
            11 months, 3 days ago

            Yes, managers a lot more volatile and reactive I think because of the crazy results in previous gameweeks

            1. RAFA THE GAFFA
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              11 months, 3 days ago

              Yeah. Pull the trigger then? Or wait?

              1. KAPTAIN KANE
                • 4 Years
                11 months, 3 days ago

                Well Kane is 100.5 on fplstats so could well rise tonight...

                1. RAFA THE GAFFA
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  11 months, 3 days ago

                  Yeah. I’ll likely have to ignore him another weeek if I don’t do it tonight. Lots of games and covid though so very risky

                  1. KAPTAIN KANE
                    • 4 Years
                    11 months, 3 days ago

                    Your call Rafa!

    2. MagicMessi
      • 9 Years
      11 months, 3 days ago

      Rodriguez and Ings to Kane and Someone

  24. El Lobito 10
    • 4 Years
    11 months, 3 days ago

    Is Bamford the real deal or a flash in the pan? His goals record in previous seasons is not great but his second and third goals were absolutely sensational yesterday

    1. camarozz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      11 months, 3 days ago

      Good question.

      Don't have him, have Watkins and 2fts and wondering to go for Bam or Antonio

      1. El Lobito 10
        • 4 Years
        11 months, 3 days ago

        Bam fixtures tough. I'd go Tone

    2. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 3 days ago

      Look at points only Kane has more of the fwds, but nearly twice the price?

  25. FreddyP3
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    11 months, 3 days ago

    Martinez Steer
    Robbo Chilwell Saiss (Lamptey Dunne)
    Salah Son Grealish Zaha (Anguissa)
    Jimmy DCL Ings

    2.0 itb and 1ft, but its probably a save right?

    1. liverpool01
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 3 days ago

      Save

  26. tbhogal
    • 12 Years
    11 months, 3 days ago

    which option is best guys ?

    A) Podence > James
    B) Brewster > Bamford

    Martinez (steer)
    Saiss, Robbo, Chilwell (lamptey, Mitchell)
    Podence, Foden, Son, Salah, Grealish
    DCL, Kane (Brewster)

  27. ellboy
    • 4 Years
    11 months, 3 days ago

    Any thoughts on who I should move Digne out for (I have Mitchell, Saiss, Justin, Dunne). I'm thinking either Coufal/ Masuaku - first time in years I've thought of brining in a WHU defender. Thoughts on Chilwell - I'm not sure he's worth that extra outlay although fixtures are nice.

  28. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 3 days ago

    Keep Podence or swap for Jota?

    1. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 12 Years
      11 months, 3 days ago

      The same Jota who may not start?

      1. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        11 months, 3 days ago

        Correct, nice differential just hope gets more pitch time?

        Podence getting pulled lessens his appeal

    2. FantasyTony
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 3 days ago

      Tough one.

      Podence is a tidy player hard to know if it'll translate into fantasy points.

      1. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        11 months, 3 days ago

        Very tidy, I fact best player until he got pulled, again!

    3. Atletico Junior
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      11 months, 3 days ago

      One more week for Podence

      1. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        11 months, 3 days ago

        I can do that 😉

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

      As a pool fan, I can see Klopp replacing him for Thiago next game

  29. FantasyTony
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    11 months, 3 days ago

    Alright lads!

    Digne + Wilson + Mahrez > Chilwell + Bamford + Rashford (-4)

    Exact funds to do the first 2 tonight and then sleep on midfielders during the week.

    Yay or Nay?

    1. Stimps
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      11 months, 3 days ago

      I like it

  30. jam sandwich
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    11 months, 3 days ago

    Martinez - Steer
    Robertson - Chilwell - Saiss - Lamptey - Branthwaite
    Salah - Son - Rodiguez - Pulisic - Bissouma
    Kane - DCL - Maupay

    2FT 0.0ITB

    Maupay + Branthwaite --> Antonio + Kilman??