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. nikornla
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    28 days, 20 hours ago

    A) Jimenez, Wilson -> Kane, Davis (-4)
    B) Jimenez, Grealish -> Kane, Jorginho (-4)
    C) Jimenez, Wilson -> Werner, Bamford (-4)
    D) Keep

    1. Mr. O'Connell
      • 8 Years
      28 days, 20 hours ago

      Getting Werner for a hit, thats a new one!

      1. nikornla
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        28 days, 20 hours ago

        Yeah, I know it seems weird, but he has pretty good schedule and I believe he could be a good pick over the next 5 games or so... Definitely the last pick I would go for, but though I could drop it here just in case 🙂

        1. Mr. O'Connell
          • 8 Years
          28 days, 20 hours ago

          Haha cant wait to ship him out myself.

        2. Z
          • 3 Years
          28 days, 20 hours ago

          It is a good plan....if dont explode in next 3 games, he will never do

    2. michaelington
      • 10 Years
      28 days, 20 hours ago

      Keep

    3. Boberella
      • 4 Years
      28 days, 19 hours ago

      Why get rid of Jimi? He's ticking along ok.
      I'd just do Wilson to Bamford for free

  2. grooveymatt65
    • 7 Years
    28 days, 20 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!!!

    1. Mr. O'Connell
      • 8 Years
      28 days, 20 hours ago

      3. Save

    2. ZeBestee
      • 6 Years
      28 days, 20 hours ago

      1

    3. AK ⭐
      • 8 Years
      28 days, 19 hours ago

      Surely you don't want to waste a transfer by saving when you already have 2 free transfers?

      I like 1

    4. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 3 Years
      28 days, 19 hours ago

      Wilson to Antonio

    5. Boberella
      • 4 Years
      28 days, 18 hours ago

      1

  3. ZeBestee
    • 6 Years
    28 days, 20 hours ago

    How did Wolves and Jiminez in particular look? Is it worth sticking with defensive and attacking assets?

    1. enrico.palazzo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      28 days, 19 hours ago

      Jimmy had a few looks in the box

  4. Soonmixdin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    28 days, 20 hours ago

    Barnes > Jota or Foden?

    1. AK ⭐
      • 8 Years
      28 days, 20 hours ago

      Not sure about either. Both not nailed. Jota could be replaced by Thiago when he comes in

      1. Soonmixdin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        28 days, 19 hours ago

        You're correct of course. Which why I've also been considering Barnes > Barkley, but Foden seems to be edging it stats wise at the moment?

        1. AK ⭐
          • 8 Years
          28 days, 19 hours ago

          Personally, I don't go anywhere near non-nailed assets unless it's the end of the season or in a DGW. I do like Barkley in his price range. No chance for Zaha or Grealish?

          1. Soonmixdin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            28 days, 19 hours ago

            Already got Zaha and missed the boat on Jack. But Ross would seem to fit the bill nicely, is nailed and has good form and fixtures. I think my decision is made!!

            1. AK ⭐
              • 8 Years
              28 days, 19 hours ago

              Cheers bud. Good luck!

  5. AK ⭐
    • 8 Years
    28 days, 20 hours ago

    Mitrovic to Bamford? Would be priced out if Bamford rises.

    Are Mitro owners giving him WBA? Stats are almost similar but Mitro has WBA at home this week and pens over Bamford

    1. Z
      • 3 Years
      28 days, 19 hours ago

      Mitro will be good next GW. So i ll keep him, and then i ll transfer him out

      1. noone
        • 3 Years
        28 days, 19 hours ago

        Saving Mitro

    2. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      28 days, 19 hours ago

      feel sorry for Mitro as he's getting little to no service...I'd def ship him

  6. Jonnyb40
      28 days, 20 hours ago

      A - Podence > 7.8 mil midfielder
      B - Brewster > 6.8 mil forward

      1. DickFranDyke
        • 11 Years
        28 days, 19 hours ago

        B - Brewster > 6.8 mil forward

        1. Jonnyb40
            28 days, 19 hours ago

            Thanks, that's what I was thinking. Possibly Wilson or Adams

      2. Covid Martial
        • 3 Years
        28 days, 19 hours ago

        Had a right stinker getting rid of James for a hit to bring in targett. Wouldn't have started James if I kept him but would have Castagne. Now I'm James-less and targett-ful and ten points down. Worse things happen at sea though eh?

        1. TLF
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          28 days, 19 hours ago

          You were on the wrong side of variance is all. Sound move on paper before the game week began (albeit prob not for a hit IMO). Sold a player who is no longer nailed and wasn't expected to start for a defender in a team who has good form. Just because it didn't work out points wise doesn't mean it was the wrong decision, can't beat yourself up.

      3. bennyp
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        28 days, 19 hours ago

        Moves here?

        Meslier - (Caprille)
        TAA - Chilwell - Saiss - (Taylor - Mitchell)
        Salah(c) - Son - Havertz - Podence - Jrod
        Jimi - Watkins - (Brewster)

        1ft & 2.9itb

        Podence - > Jota/Grealish
        Brewster -> Bamford
        Thoughts?? Cheers

        1. Mile Plankton
          • 7 Years
          28 days, 19 hours ago

          I think Grealish is better choice longer term.
          But saving FT looks good too. Podence must deliver sometimes.

          1. bennyp
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            28 days, 19 hours ago

            Yeh looks a good shout. I have Watkins already.

            A red flag goes off in my brain though at the thought of double Villa haha.

      4. Mile Plankton
        • 7 Years
        28 days, 19 hours ago

        Bit early, but I could use an advice
        I am 0.1 short of doing Hendrick->Hames

        Pickford -> Martinez allowes me to upgrade Hendrick to Hames.
        For a hit though.

        Gives me this:
        Guiata-Martinez
        Saiss-James-Lamptey-Mitchell-Justin
        Salah-Son-Zaha-Grealish-Hames
        Kane-DCL-Bamford

        Makes no sense to sell gk for a hit, but I really don't want Pickford anymore.
        How about it?

      5. Will J 256
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        28 days, 19 hours ago

        How’s everyone doing this week? Been a tough one so far!

        1. the dom 1
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          28 days, 19 hours ago

          45 with Son and Kane to go.

        2. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 3 Years
          28 days, 19 hours ago

          23 plus Kane, Son and Lamptey

          1. Soonmixdin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            28 days, 19 hours ago

            47 with same as above (Kane, Son, Lamptey). Had (C) on Salah. :/

        3. Mile Plankton
          • 7 Years
          28 days, 19 hours ago

          Decent. Thanks to Zaha and Bamford, and considering that I left Justin and James on the bench.
          Still have Lamptey, Son and Kane (c).

          1. the dom 1
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            28 days, 19 hours ago

            I have Kwp, Justin and Klich lol. Doh

        4. lugs
          • 3 Years
          28 days, 19 hours ago

          crap, not helped by double Wolves defense while i benched Chilwell and Castagne, 24 with Kane(c), Son & Lamptey to go

        5. bennyp
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          28 days, 19 hours ago

          44 with Son to go. So that's a great week for me given my recent form xD

      6. the dom 1
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        28 days, 19 hours ago

        Podence > Jorginho for free?

        Rotate with Klich as my 4th and 5th mids depending on fixtures.

        Thoughts ?

        1. TLF
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          28 days, 19 hours ago

          Not for me, I'd give Podence one more. I also like others more than Jorginho in that price bracket.

          1. the dom 1
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            28 days, 19 hours ago

            Think it’s more the pen thing that was attached attractive lol. Who else as I only have 6m to spend.

      7. Puntillimon
        • 5 Years
        28 days, 19 hours ago

        If digne’s red card gets rescinded, does this reflect in his fpl points?

        1. Covid Martial
          • 3 Years
          28 days, 19 hours ago

          No way Jose

          1. Puntillimon
            • 5 Years
            28 days, 19 hours ago

            Good good 😀

        2. Gabbiadini
          • 3 Years
          28 days, 19 hours ago

          nope. not sure it will get rescinded either.

        3. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 3 Years
          28 days, 19 hours ago

          No and with the fact Martial’s was never rescinded, it’s virtually 0.1% chance Digne’s is

        4. The Big Fella
          • 4 Years
          28 days, 19 hours ago

          No! Once points are locked, they stay that way

      8. Dynamic Duos
        • 7 Years
        28 days, 19 hours ago

        Mitrovic gets WBA then welcome Antonio

      9. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 3 Years
        28 days, 19 hours ago

        If only Bamford was on penalties

        1. the dom 1
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          28 days, 19 hours ago

          Him and Klich share them I believe

          1. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 3 Years
            28 days, 19 hours ago

            Now if they do share them that’s interesting

            1. the dom 1
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              28 days, 19 hours ago

              Yep fpl sitecsays the same too.

              1. the dom 1
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                28 days, 19 hours ago

                Site says

      10. Gabbiadini
        • 3 Years
        28 days, 19 hours ago

        Does Marçal come in next game or does Kilman keep his place?

        1. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 11 Years
          28 days, 19 hours ago

          Could be both.

          1. Gabbiadini
            • 3 Years
            28 days, 19 hours ago

            who makes way?

            1. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 11 Years
              28 days, 19 hours ago

              Saiss could.

              1. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • Has Moderation Rights
                • 11 Years
                28 days, 19 hours ago

                like the last bit of the game.

                1. Gabbiadini
                  • 3 Years
                  28 days, 19 hours ago

                  That would be interesting.
                  If so I may need to get Kilman before his second price rise.

      11. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 3 Years
        28 days, 19 hours ago

        0.1 off
        Bruno, Soucek, Davis
        To
        Grealish, Zaha, Bamford

        Maybe a blessing who knows!

        1. Gabbiadini
          • 3 Years
          28 days, 19 hours ago

          It surprised me that Zaha wasn't in more teams with his run of fixtures, I'd still try and get him in.

          1. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 3 Years
            28 days, 19 hours ago

            Well yes and the above moves would have been ideal (-4) as I wouldn’t have to choose between him and Grealish.

            Could still do the first 2 for free I guess...

            1. KAPTAIN KANE
              • 3 Years
              28 days, 19 hours ago

              Having said that I like Bruno and he’s my placeholder for a City mid so reluctant to sell

        2. Puntillimon
          • 5 Years
          28 days, 19 hours ago

          Maybe keep soucek and do the other 2

          1. Gabbiadini
            • 3 Years
            28 days, 19 hours ago

            yes soucek isn't worth trading imo for a hit.

          2. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 3 Years
            28 days, 19 hours ago

            Hmm will consider thanks

      12. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        28 days, 19 hours ago

        Bamford going up tonight is annoying as I’m considering bringing him in for Maupay who doesn’t play until tomorrow. Seems reckless to not wait a day. Right or wrong?

        1. Ragabolly
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          28 days, 19 hours ago

          Wait, he's cheap

          1. Don Kloppeone
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            28 days, 19 hours ago

            Thanks mate. You reckon he’s a better shout than Antonio? Antonio has the stats advantage - Bamford frees more cash though ...

        2. the dom 1
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          28 days, 19 hours ago

          Wait imo

          1. Don Kloppeone
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            28 days, 19 hours ago

            Probably wise!

      13. Flynny
        • 5 Years
        28 days, 19 hours ago

        any chance Antonio drops in price this week?

        Thanks

        1. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 11 Years
          28 days, 19 hours ago

          Of course.

          fplstatistics.co.uk

          1. Flynny
            • 5 Years
            28 days, 19 hours ago

            Yeah but is it going to be one of those that teeters close to the edge but doesn't drop? Cheers

      14. Tony Martial
        • 1 Year
        28 days, 19 hours ago

        what to do?

        1 FT 1.2 ITB.

        Martinez
        Mitchell Targett Saiss
        Son Pulisic Grealish Salah
        Kane Maupay Aguero

        :Forster,Lamptey,Burke,Dunne.

        1. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 11 Years
          28 days, 19 hours ago

          Got a WC?

          1. Tony Martial
            • 1 Year
            28 days, 19 hours ago

            Unfortunately not TM

            1. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 11 Years
              28 days, 19 hours ago

              Need injury news on Aguero etc.
              Might struggle for 3 starting defenders soon.

        2. Mile Plankton
          • 7 Years
          28 days, 19 hours ago

          Nothing. You're fine.

        3. the dom 1
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          28 days, 19 hours ago

          Looks like Kun is the only issue right? Rest of the team looks good. IMO

          1. Tony Martial
            • 1 Year
            28 days, 19 hours ago

            Thanks and yeah Maupay too i would say

        4. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 3 Years
          28 days, 19 hours ago

          Maupay & Aguero
          To
          Werner & Antonio

          1. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 3 Years
            28 days, 19 hours ago

            If you fancy going for it

            1. Tony Martial
              • 1 Year
              28 days, 19 hours ago

              You think double Chelsea attack is good Kap?

              They really don’t look convincing so far?

              And yes Antonio is a great pick

        5. El Lobito 10
          • 3 Years
          28 days, 19 hours ago

          I'd do Kun to Vardy. Think the party is coming back

      15. ZeBestee
        • 6 Years
        28 days, 19 hours ago

        TAA + Jimenez 》》Zouma/James + Kane for -4 worth it? Chasing price rises or just wait and watch the Spurs 2 games?

        1. Gabbiadini
          • 3 Years
          28 days, 19 hours ago

          wait. why trade Jimi?

          1. El Lobito 10
            • 3 Years
            28 days, 19 hours ago

            Exactly. A lot of people seem obsessed with getting rid of a striker who's got 4 in 6

        2. bennyp
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          28 days, 19 hours ago

          Need to give Jimi his next 1-3 fixtures at least. Palace & Southampton at home with a 50/50 Leicester in the middle. Could be very good for him

        3. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 11 Years
          28 days, 19 hours ago

          I'd wait.

        4. HMC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          28 days, 19 hours ago

          I’d wait
          Selling players can wait a week and spurs fixtures turn sour soon. Would only want Chilwell from Chelsea defence

      16. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        28 days, 19 hours ago

        Team looked good for this game-week and I did a luxury transfer of Jimenez to Kane before deadline. Result 22 points from 8 and that was getting lucky with Saiss...ugh!
        Guess I'm not the only one needing a Kane hattie to save the GW!

        1. El Lobito 10
          • 3 Years
          28 days, 19 hours ago

          Of Saiss had stayed on they may have kept a CS

          1. jia you jia you
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            28 days, 19 hours ago

            woke up to the result, didn't see the game...was Marcal shaky?

            1. Brosstan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              28 days, 19 hours ago

              He conceded the pointless free kick Newcastle scored from

              1. jia you jia you
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                28 days, 19 hours ago

                cheers

      17. El Lobito 10
        • 3 Years
        28 days, 19 hours ago

        Not sure on this lot. Any ideas?

        1.4 ITB, 1 FT

        Martinez
        Saiss Robbo Lamptey
        Sterling Son Grealish Rashford JRod
        DCL Jimenez

        1. Puntillimon
          • 5 Years
          28 days, 19 hours ago

          Looks really well balanced.. but an fpl team is not your optimal diet 😛

      18. A-L
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        28 days, 19 hours ago

        Only just realised you can share your team link on your profile (as well as see other posters' team links and what kind of decisions they've been making) - a good time for me to update then!

        1. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 11 Years
          28 days, 19 hours ago

          Fairweather linker.

          1. A-L
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            28 days, 19 hours ago

            Haha it's here to stay

            1. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 11 Years
              28 days, 19 hours ago

              Red arrows guaranteed.

              1. A-L
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                28 days, 19 hours ago

                If my track record is anything to go by looks like it doesn't it. Don't think I'm in that phase any more but give us 5 years to build up some rep

        2. HMC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          28 days, 19 hours ago

          Can you kindly share this wisdom, ta

          1. A-L
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            28 days, 19 hours ago

            Go to your profile and paste the link from your Gameweek history on FPL into 'website' - update and that should sort it

            1. HMC
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              28 days, 19 hours ago

              Hopefully that worked, cheers

              1. A-L
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                28 days, 19 hours ago

                Yep looks good!

      19. Stand By Mee
        • 4 Years
        28 days, 19 hours ago

        I am thinking about doing Digne->Chilwell before the price rise

        Do Chelsea have a midweek game? Is it safe?

        I know early transfers are never safe but I guess I'll do it as long as he doesn’t play midweek.

        1. HMC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          28 days, 19 hours ago

          Everton appealing the red. Maybe hold. Champions league midweek

          1. Stand By Mee
            • 4 Years
            28 days, 19 hours ago

            It they take the red out will I get my points back in FPL?

            1. HMC
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              28 days, 18 hours ago

              That would be something

      20. Manani
        • 9 Years
        28 days, 19 hours ago

        which move to make? 1FT
        Barnes>Zaha
        James>Ayling
        Podence>Zaha

        thinking ditching Barnes. Podence look quite good in teh game from just eye test

        1. HMC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          28 days, 19 hours ago

          Podence to zaha the biggest upgrade and saves you worrying about it when wolves fixtures turn soon. Not like he’s doing much fpl wise

      21. AlCapwnUK
        • 6 Years
        28 days, 19 hours ago

        Thoughts?

        Guaita, Nyland....
        Taa, Castagne, Saiss, Konsa, Mitchell
        Salah, Son, Rodriguez, Zaha, Foden
        Ings, Maupay, Bamford

        1ft, 1.1 itb

        Can't bring myself to lose Trent, although changing to zouma or chilwell is tempting.

        Planning on getting one or both of cresswell and Antonio in after next week as well

        1. HMC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          28 days, 18 hours ago

          Have to be subjective in fpl
          Would you keep a 7.5m mid this long if these were the scores?
          Can always get him back in two moves...

      22. the dom 1
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        28 days, 19 hours ago

        Looks like Bamford, Son, Kane and Grealish could all rise today. Chilwell outside chance too. Going on the fpl stats site.

        1. jia you jia you
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          28 days, 19 hours ago

          Hmmm, Watkins to Bamford is very tempting despite Villa's fixtures...but think I'll try to save FT this week.

      23. Ibralicious
        • 6 Years
        28 days, 19 hours ago

        Shouldn't the title of this article say "Silva" instead of "Thiago", since we already have a chap at Liverpool that more commonly goes by that name :/

        1. jia you jia you
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          28 days, 19 hours ago

          as long as we don't have to refer to him as Tsilva

      24. Peter Ouch
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        28 days, 19 hours ago

        Who is more likely to keep cs this GW.

        Wovles or Villa

        1. Gabbiadini
          • 3 Years
          28 days, 19 hours ago

          Wolves definitely.

      25. Gabbiadini
        • 3 Years
        28 days, 19 hours ago

        if De Bruyne drops to 11.4 I may consider Sterling to him for 0.1. Was a clear difference in quality between them against West Ham.

        1. jia you jia you
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          28 days, 19 hours ago

          Sterling and co. just had an off day, he was still getting into very dangerous positions all game