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
    1 month, 12 hours ago

    18pts with Kane and Son to go...

    89 points last week.

    1. DA Minnion
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 12 hours ago

      Yeah been a bad zooddj for lots.

      1. DA Minnion
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 12 hours ago

        Week

    2. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 hours 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
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 12 hours ago

        This I agree

  2. DA Minnion
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 12 hours ago

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

    1. HVT
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 12 hours ago

      Justin

    2. Neves say Neves
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 hours ago

      Kilman/Targett/WHU def

  3. caldracula
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 12 hours ago

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

    1. Phil's Stamps
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 12 hours 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™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 12 hours ago

        Don't think FPL points are a factor.

        1. Phil's Stamps
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 12 hours ago

          Surely Nuno has him in his FPL team too 🙂

        2. DickFranDyke
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 12 hours 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™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 12 hours 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
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 12 hours ago

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

    2. tommo1989
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 hours 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
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 12 hours 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 month, 12 hours 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
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 12 hours ago

          Why not? He was garbage yesterday

          1. BeWater
              1 month, 11 hours ago

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

        2. grooveymatt65
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 11 hours ago

          ok thanks guys!

      • deanchatt
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 12 hours ago

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

        1. BeWater
            1 month, 12 hours ago

            Antonio.

        2. HVT
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 12 hours 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
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 12 hours ago

            A but Grealish instead of Zaha?

            1. FF Dirtbag
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 12 hours ago

              Go Kilman or maybe KWP for sure starts...

              1. HVT
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 12 hours ago

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

          2. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 12 hours ago

            D) TAA to Robbo
            Podence to Grealish

            1. HVT
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 12 hours ago

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

              1. KAPTAIN KANE
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 12 hours 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
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 12 hours ago

                  This seems sensible..

                2. HVT
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 12 hours ago

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

        3. FF Dirtbag
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 12 hours 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
            1 month, 12 hours ago

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

            1. HVT
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 12 hours ago

              Any thoughts on above mate?

              1. FF Dirtbag
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 12 hours ago

                Just replied in fact!

            2. FF Dirtbag
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 12 hours ago

              But got nothing to upgrade him with...

              1. HVT
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 12 hours 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
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 12 hours ago

            Stephens to Romeu and save the other again

            1. KAPTAIN KANE
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 12 hours ago

              Oops Stephens has dropped, Riedewald?

        4. It’s gonna Ben Mee
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 12 hours ago

          Bench one:

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

          1. FF Dirtbag
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 12 hours ago

            A

            1. FF Dirtbag
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 12 hours ago

              Oops I meant B! Sorry.

          2. Don Kloppeone
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 12 hours ago

            PVA I think mate

          3. It’s gonna Ben Mee
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 12 hours ago

            Cheers

          4. J ⚒ Salah & Vinagre
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 12 hours ago

            B as I don’t think he’ll play

          5. Gandalf
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 12 hours ago

            Pva

        5. _Ninja_
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 12 hours ago

          Bamford or Zaha?

          1. pingissimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 12 hours 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 ⚒ Salah & Vinagre
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 12 hours ago

            Bam

          3. g40steve
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 12 hours ago

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

            5.8 bargain

          4. _Ninja_
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 12 hours ago

            Cheers all

        6. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 12 hours 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

        7. POTATO
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 12 hours ago

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

          1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 12 hours ago

            Zaha /Grealish owner

            1. POTATO
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 month, 12 hours ago

              If you can have only one...

              1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 12 hours ago

                Zaha

              2. pingissimus
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 12 hours ago

                Zaha

                Oop and that GI,

          2. FF Dirtbag
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 12 hours ago

            Grealish for me. Palace make Less chances than villa.

          3. J ⚒ Salah & Vinagre
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 12 hours ago

            Grealish

          4. POTATO
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 12 hours ago

            Thanks

        8. Don Kloppeone
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 12 hours 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
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 12 hours 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
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 12 hours 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
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 12 hours ago

                Maupay >> Antonio perhaps

                1. Don Kloppeone
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 12 hours 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
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 12 hours ago

                    Eye test for me. Not a fan.

                    1. Don Kloppeone
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 11 hours 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
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 12 hours 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
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 11 hours 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....

        9. J ⚒ Salah & Vinagre
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 12 hours 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

        10. Nespinha
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 12 hours ago

          2FT 2.4ITB, any suggestions?

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

          1. FF Dirtbag
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 12 hours ago

            Podence to Zaha or Grealish.

            1. HVT
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 12 hours ago

              Grealish seems to be the consensus on here

          2. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 12 hours ago

            Werner to Kane for me

            1. Nespinha
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 11 hours ago

              Username checksout

        11. Flynny
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 12 hours 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
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 12 hours ago

            Should have said thanks

            1. fish&chips
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 12 hours 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
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 12 hours 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
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 12 hours ago

                  How is Saiss an issue?

                  1. Shark Team
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 12 hours ago

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

                    1. El Lobito 10
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 11 hours ago

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

          2. El Lobito 10
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 12 hours 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
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 11 hours ago

              Cheers. So what do u advise?

              James out?

              Save ft?

              Thanks

              1. El Lobito 10
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 11 hours ago

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

          3. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 11 hours ago

            James to Chilwell

            1. Flynny
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 11 hours 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
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 11 hours 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
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 11 hours 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
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 11 hours ago

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

        12. ingvar1111
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 12 hours ago

          podence + digne -> zaha + chilwell

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

        13. fish&chips
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 12 hours ago

          Triple wolves defence. I hate this game!!

          1. DickFranDyke
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 12 hours ago

            I would too if my eggs were in one basket.

          2. El Lobito 10
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 12 hours ago

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

            1. Puntillimon
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 11 hours ago

              Why would that make him feel better?

              1. El Lobito 10
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 11 hours ago

                😀

        14. It’s gonna Ben Mee
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 12 hours 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...

        15. camarozz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 12 hours ago

          Bambam or Antonio?

          1. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 12 hours ago

            Antonio

          2. Kurt Zouma
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 12 hours ago

            Antonio but both good options

          3. RAFA THE GAFFA
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 12 hours ago

            A

        16. Kurt Zouma
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 12 hours 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
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 12 hours ago

            Maupay to Antonio
            Or
            Maupay to Bamford & Stephens to Soucek

          2. Shark Team
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 11 hours ago

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

          3. Don Kloppeone
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 11 hours 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

        17. Riggs
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 12 hours 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
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 12 hours ago

            Nice team, Ferguson to Kilman and save other FT

            1. Riggs
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 12 hours ago

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

              1. KAPTAIN KANE
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 11 hours ago

                No, but he’ll play more than Ferguson

                1. Riggs
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 11 hours ago

                  Okay. Thanks for the advice man 🙂 GL

                  1. KAPTAIN KANE
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 11 hours ago

                    Cheers, you too

        18. jason_ni
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 12 hours 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
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 12 hours ago

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

          2. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 12 hours ago

            A if you have Coady and Saiss

        19. RAFA THE GAFFA
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 12 hours 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
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 12 hours ago

            Hmm tough one

            1. KAPTAIN KANE
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 12 hours 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
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 12 hours 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
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 12 hours ago

                Price changes are so fast this year

                1. KAPTAIN KANE
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 11 hours 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
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 11 hours ago

                    Yeah. Pull the trigger then? Or wait?

                    1. KAPTAIN KANE
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 11 hours ago

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

                      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 11 hours 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
                          • 3 Years
                          1 month, 11 hours ago

                          Your call Rafa!

          2. Africa United
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 11 hours ago

            Rodriguez and Ings to Kane and Someone

        20. El Lobito 10
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 12 hours 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
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 11 hours ago

            Good question.

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

            1. El Lobito 10
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 11 hours ago

              Bam fixtures tough. I'd go Tone

          2. g40steve
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 11 hours ago

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

        21. FreddyP3
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 12 hours 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
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 12 hours ago

            Save

        22. tbhogal
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 12 hours 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)

        23. ellboy
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 12 hours 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.

        24. g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 12 hours ago

          Keep Podence or swap for Jota?

          1. TorresMagic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 11 hours ago

            The same Jota who may not start?

            1. g40steve
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 11 hours ago

              Correct, nice differential just hope gets more pitch time?

              Podence getting pulled lessens his appeal

          2. FantasyTony
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 11 hours ago

            Tough one.

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

            1. g40steve
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 11 hours ago

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

          3. Atletico Junior
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 11 hours ago

            One more week for Podence

            1. g40steve
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 11 hours ago

              I can do that 😉

          4. Puntillimon
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 11 hours ago

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

        25. FantasyTony
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 11 hours 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
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 11 hours ago

            I like it

        26. jam sandwich
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 11 hours ago

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

          2FT 0.0ITB

          Maupay + Branthwaite --> Antonio + Kilman??