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

    Bus team for next week look OK to carry transfer if all fit? .8 m in bank and worst ever rank by far of 3.5 m.

    Martinez
    TAA Saïss Chilwell
    Salah Son Grealish Rodriguez Podence
    Kane DCL

    Forster Lamptey Mitchell Brewster

    1. Ibralicious
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      I would look to ship Podence but that's about all

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

      Yeah, save, I'm in a similar position where I'm carrying Watkins (to your Podence) but hope to save FT this week all going well.

      1. Ibralicious
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Cheers, appreciate it!

        1. Ibralicious
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Oops reply fail below lol

          1. jia you jia you
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            🙂

  2. Ibralicious
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Looking to downgrade Robbo & Castagne in the coming GWs to upgrade Grealish to Sterling/KDB when the bald fraud sorts his tactics out.

    Martinez
    Robbo - Castagne - Chilwell
    Salah - Son - J. Rod - Grealish
    Kane - DCL - Bamford

    (Forster) - (Dallas - Mitchell - Bissouma)
    0.8 ITB - 1FT

    Anything worth changing or save the FT at the moment? Cheers!

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

      I would save- decent team and gives you valuable 2 transfers for following week

      1. Ibralicious
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        That’s probably the best move, thanks!

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

      Save, great team!

      1. Ibralicious
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Cheers, appreciate it!

    3. Sanchit
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Save.

  3. HMC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Best recommendations for moves this week with 0.4itb please

    Looking at Taylor to 4.5m range. Is Dallas best option?
    Mitchell to Kilman in case Saiss loses his spot? (Don’t think this will happen btw)
    Foden out but not much at this price point.
    Preference would be to use one and have 2 freebies next week

    Martinez Steer
    Robbo Saiss Lamptey Taylor Mitchell
    Salah Son Grealish Foden Soucek
    Kane Jimenez DCL

    1. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      I thought Ayling was very impressive v Villa, both him and Dallas look good value options for sure. Have no Leeds myself, might need to rectify that in coming GWs!

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

    Martinez Ryan
    Castagne Chilwell Saiss Kilman Mitchell
    Salah Son Rodriguez Mahrez Podence
    Kane DCL Bamford

    1.6 ITB

    A) Mahrez + Podence -> Zaha + Grealish (-4)
    B) Mahrez -> Zaha
    C) Other?

    1. liverpool01
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      B

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

        Thanks

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

      Podence to Grealish on FT or save

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

        Thanks - It's the price changes that are swaying me.

        1. jia you jia you
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          no need for a hit though as team looks in good shape

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

            Tell that to my points... 26 so far, with 29 pts on the bench.. doh

            but yeah.. mostly fine. I just don't think Mahrez is worth it right now. Might as well get a penalty taker.

            1. jia you jia you
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 5 days ago

              I'm on 22 and my team looked very good for this GW I thought! 29 benched points...wow that is rough mate!

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

                Played Kilman, Saiss, Mitchell... Benched Chilwell, Castagne and Bamford. I don't know what I was thinking. I guess I was counting on a Wolves clean sheet.

                1. jia you jia you
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 5 days ago

                  as long as you learn from the mistakes mate, never play cheap defender over premium and mostly chance the attacker over the defender despite fixture

            2. NoThomasNoPartey18
                1 month, 5 days ago

      2. NoThomasNoPartey18
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Sexy looking team. I'd do mahrez + podence to fernandes. then your team is an upgraded version of mine.. difference being I have foden, targett and dunne instead of bamford, kilman, and chillwell. You must be at 103m worth by now.

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

            103.9 right now. I am 0.5 off Mahrez -> Fernandes, but could easily downgrade podence. That's a nice idea, thanks.

            1. NoThomasNoPartey18
                1 month, 4 days ago

                Wow, 104.3 now probably! Didn't see Ryan there - man, id actually sell him too and get de Bruyne instead. martinez has got good fixtures for a while and i expect him to have good performances against the big teams anyways. I've been looking for a way to get de Bruyne back and am contemplating selling kane and rodriguez round game week 10 to get him hahaha

        • liverpool01
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          A)Jimenez>DCL
          B)Hold

          1. waldo666
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            B

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

            It's a toss up tbh.

            Both seem like they have pretty equal potential.

          3. jia you jia you
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            Don't get caught up into the Jimenez doesn't haul nonsense (hard to beat a steady stream of points over the season), kind of regret selling him for Kane this GW as I could've got Mane in instead.

            1. liverpool01
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 5 days ago

              Yeh I've kept Jimenez since GW1, from gw 9-11 might make the switch nice fixtures for Everton.

            2. waldo666
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 5 days ago

              This.

          4. UNDERWORLD7
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            A

            Jimi just isn’t explosive

            1. Sanchit
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 5 days ago

              Neither a re captain options, so no need of explosive players

              1. UNDERWORLD7
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 5 days ago

                Players that aren’t captain options or not, explosive players are always the preferred

                1. Sanchit
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 5 days ago

                  What's the logic behind it?
                  Jiminez 1 goal each in 3 games can give you 8+9+8 = 25
                  DCL with a hattrick and two blanks will give you 17+2+2 = 21?

                  With the bonus points , it's always better if your returns are spread around, is what I think.

                  1. enrico.palazzo
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 5 days ago

                    This 100%

          5. Sanchit
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            B

            1. liverpool01
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 5 days ago

              Thanks guys will hold

        • waldo666
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          JWP to McGinn worked out a treat, gunna be a long season...

          1. King Henrik
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            Wee McGinn has been on fire. Playing well for Scotland too.

            1. waldo666
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 5 days ago

              He has and I'm still happy owning him, just uncanny how these moves pan out that way more often and not!

              1. waldo666
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 5 days ago

                *than

        • JonSnow
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          My only way of getting kane in is downgrading Hames or Sterling to fund it. Yay or nay, have son coverage?

          1. Scholes Out Forever
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            surely thats not the only way? rest of team?

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

              Martinez
              Chilwell/reg/kilman
              Son/grealish/raz/hames/Salah
              Dcl/maupay/brewster
              Button/Lamp/mitchel/lamptey

          2. UNDERWORLD7
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            I’d boot Sterling without a moment’s hesitation

          3. Sanchit
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            Son doesn't cover Kane.
            I'd boot Sterling

        • Scholes Out Forever
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Who to transfer out for Kane?

          Werner or Jimenez? Has to be Jimmy right?

          1. Top Lad Dakes.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            Doesn’t have to be but probably should be

            1. Scholes Out Forever
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 5 days ago

              would love to see how Burnley defense cope with Tottenham big boys but dont want to miss out on any more price rises with Kane

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

            I wouldn't bother getting Kane unless you feel that you need him as captain over the next two GWs?

            1. Scholes Out Forever
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 5 days ago

              id like to captain kane for BHA. No Dunk is big for brighton's defence

              1. jia you jia you
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 5 days ago

                Yeah, fair enough, and if he hauls tonight loads will get him in for BHA game I'd imagine

                1. jia you jia you
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 5 days ago

                  I'd ship Werner and get Pulisic in the following week perhaps

                  1. Scholes Out Forever
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 5 days ago

                    Oh interesting. Would just hate to miss on a haul against Burnley but might have to run that risk. I do rate the CPA defence against Wolves though, dont think there'll be goals in that game

                    1. jia you jia you
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 5 days ago

                      you've answered your own question then mate...go with your gut over advice on here for def...you'll be far less annoyed than the other way around if it doesn't work out!

                      1. Scholes Out Forever
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 7 Years
                        1 month, 5 days ago

                        thats usually my play but always nice to have a conversation to see if any points speak to me! might just take the 0.1 rise and see what happens

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

            Werner

          4. waldo666
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            Why does it have to be Jimmy? I'd easily lose Werner first.

            1. UNDERWORLD7
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 5 days ago

              Werner in a MUCH better attacking team

              1. waldo666
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 5 days ago

                And yet Jimenez is outscoring him for nearly 1m less.

                1. UNDERWORLD7
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 5 days ago

                  And yet that won’t carry on

                  1. waldo666
                    • 10 Years
                    1 month, 5 days ago

                    OK, you'll have to give me a lend of that crystal ball of yours.

                    1. UNDERWORLD7
                      • 9 Years
                      1 month, 5 days ago

                      No ball required, just logical sense

            2. Scholes Out Forever
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 5 days ago

              Wolves attack collectively just doesnt seem great, at least Chelsea has some semblance of an attack bar that Untied game. But good points

          5. Sanchit
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            Werner.
            Feels like Chelsea are not settled at the moment.
            Different formations, different positions for Werner.
            Also different people to link up with ( CHO/Havertz/Mount/Pulisic/Abraham), could be difficult even for the best to settle in.

            1. Scholes Out Forever
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 5 days ago

              good points. just hate to lose Chelsea when Jimmy has CPA who has a great defence

              1. Sanchit
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 5 days ago

                CPA have conceded 9 goals in the past 5 matches with no clean sheets.

          6. Gabbiadini
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            no, it doesn't. neither.

        • Top Lad Dakes.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Wwyd here? Podence out, or Chilwell in somehow tempt.. 1FT 1.2 ITB

          Martinez (Steer)
          Robbo* Saiss Lamptey (Taylor* Mitchell)
          Salah Son Havertz* JRodriguez Podence*
          Kane DCL (Davis*)

          Players potentially on the chopping block = *

          Cheers all 🙂

          1. Scholes Out Forever
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            podence to foden? or go for something different with Havertz and go rashford?

            1. Top Lad Dakes.
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 5 days ago

              Both tempting options yea, former was definitely considered. Currently have been swithering between:
              A) Podence to Foden
              B) Podence Davis to Bissouma Bamford (-4) + some change
              C) Taylor to Chilwell
              D) Robbo(!) to Chilwell

              Might give Havertz a few more shots, only bought last week and gave 1G in 2 for me now chelsea almost back to full strength

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

            Robbo should not be on the chopping block.
            Podence still looks as dangerous as any of the 5.5s and good fixtures still.
            I'd probably be looking at possible Havertz to an Ings/Jimi/Werner and Davis into a mid.

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

            I brought Havertz in to replace De Bruyne and knew the MUN game was not why I brought him in.
            I'm just monitoring how I see his job security. Off after 70 minutes and/or non-central are concerns, but I suspect he could be an absolute top MID this year. I dare say... Son level.

        • King Henrik
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Need to choose one. Who do you go for.

          Zaha or Bamford ?

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

            Depends on rest of your team

            1. Sanchit
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 5 days ago

              How? Just depends on who out these two will score more points, no?

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

                Structure of your side as one is a mid and one a striker.

                I am looking at the same 2 but I feel like my midfield is too strong to replace anyone and I don’t mind losing Maupay.

          2. Top Lad Dakes.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            I’d take the punt on Bamford, form of his life and will get so many chances the way Leeds are playing. Tempted by him myself (above) - would require a hit and moving on Podence though

            Plus cheaper

          3. Gabbiadini
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            Zaha obvs.

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

            It's a long season... I feel things change for Bamford. Promoted club life, as well as Rodrigo's actual role... while Zaha you know what you get.

            Because it's early in the season, don't you go for Bamford because others will and there's money to be made?
            It's probably easier to find a MID instead of Zaha (at a lower price), than a lower priced Bamford?

        • OneDennisBergkamp
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          I suggested Zaha on WC after IB and got slaughtered on the comments here 😐

          1. UNDERWORLD7
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            Hindsight is an amazing thing

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

              It is when it happens 10 times a season on here

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

                A lot of people on here love jumping down someone’s throat yet they all come here for tips and opinions..

          2. tc93
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            I did as well but now im laughing

          3. Sanchit
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            I got slaughtered on having Kane and Son in my GW1 draft

          4. Gabbiadini
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            I have had Zaha for weeks and have no idea why with his fixtures he hasn't been more popular.

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

              One person told me “his best has come and gone”

              1. Gabbiadini
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 5 days ago

                well, that person is very inaccurate.

          5. slavkob
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            Me too and went with Grealish

        • waldo666
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Kick in the guts losing late Mitchell and Semedo CSs especially when there are plenty of Saiss owners that got to bag his when he came off.

        • tc93
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Coufal best 4.5 def?

          1. Pukki Blinders
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 5 days ago

            Between him and Ayling

          2. Top Lad Dakes.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            Could shout w the fixture turn soon and Hammers playing well. Am interested

        • Pukki Blinders
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Real smart decision it was to ship out Jimi before Newcastle...

          1. UNDERWORLD7
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            Was only one goal weren’t it?

            1. Pukki Blinders
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 5 days ago

              And his customary 3 bonus

              1. UNDERWORLD7
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 5 days ago

                And? That’s not much? Could understand if he hauls but he never does

                1. Sanchit
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 5 days ago

                  Most people will be super happy with 9 points.
                  I don't get your affection for explosiveness.

                  1. UNDERWORLD7
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 5 days ago

                    9 points is fine i suppose, my affection for explosiveness is exactly that, more points. Wolves look so drab and boring, just would rather someone in at least a more attacking team who gets more chances and better service. Just personal preference.

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

            couldn't see why people were doing this.

            1. Pukki Blinders
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 5 days ago

              Because of those annoying Spurs assets that we must own :/

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

                Spurs assets better picks for sure

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

                not a "must"
                I am quite happy with just Son.

                1. waldo666
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 5 days ago

                  This.

                2. Pukki Blinders
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 5 days ago

                  Yep I had none though, at least needed to bring in Son

        • slavkob
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          What to do here?

          Martinez, Button
          Chilwell, Semedo, Reguilon, Justin, 3.9
          Salah, Son, Pulisic, James, Grealish
          Kane, DCL, Brewster

          Thinking about going Semedo to Killman, maybe Martinez to Mendy or Grealish to Zaha. What would you suggest?

          1. Gabbiadini
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            Do you think Kilman continues to start?
            Martinez is a set and forget. don't go wasting ridiculous trade there.
            Grealish to Zaha is so sideways.

            I think it looks fine. save a transfer.

          2. Top Lad Dakes.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            Save FT team looks great. Maybe Semedo to Saiss/Kilman if have 2FT

            Help above?

        • Bielsa's Blue Bucket
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          18 points with son and Kane(c) left. Wilson my top scorer so far with 5 lol.
          What are you struggling with? For me it's the way the games are spaced over the 4 days every week with no two games in at the same time. I haven't seen any football worth chatting about so my favourite method of analysing via the eye test just isn't happening.

          1. Gabbiadini
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            58 points for me so far with Son to come. A couple of non generic picks is rewarding me this week.

            1. UNDERWORLD7
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 5 days ago

              Nice......nice brag

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

              Which ones?
              Bamford and Zaha I guess?

        • Major League Shocker
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 5 days ago

          I'm confused, people don't seem concerned about Hamez injury status?

          1. UNDERWORLD7
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            What injury status?

            1. Major League Shocker
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 5 days ago

              He was struggling at the end of the game, looked like he wanted to be subbed off but they had used all 3 subs.

              https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/everton-injury-news-james-rodriguez-19164110

              'Ancelotti told his post-match press conference: "I think we have to check in the next few days.

              "He was tired at the end, he felt his muscle a little bit. But I don't think it's a big problem.

              "It's true that the game was difficult for everyone."'

              May not be bad but since he had already been a doubt for this game, I thought people would be more concerned going forward.

          2. shiraz
              1 month, 5 days ago

              He is not flag

          3. DA Minnion
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            Will Kilman keep his place lads. What the general feeling.

            1. Bielsa's Blue Bucket
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 5 days ago

              Went Mitchell -- Kilman this week so hope so mate

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

              want to do Dunne to Kilman as it seems he is a good chance, at least he's a better opportunity to first-team football.
              but I'd have to find 0.1 from somewhere and take a hit.

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

                If you have your third bench position as someone who doesn't play, it's not the end of the World.
                Kilman could be off like Dunne. They've both got the same story playing out.

                Not for a hit.
                Try to leave 0.2/0.3 when making another trade, then if you have a free transfer, run it up the flagpole.

                1. Gabbiadini
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 5 days ago

                  I play 442/352 depending on Soucek, Mitchell/Dunne's fixtures so Kilman does get on the when Wolves vs easy fixture.

          4. Valkyrie
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            Hey guys... need to replace Mitrovic. Have 10.1 in the bank. Who should I get?

            1. UNDERWORLD7
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 5 days ago

              You have 10.1 in the bank?...............

            2. Stand By Mee
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 5 days ago

              Kane or Werner or both

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

              I'd wait a week. Fulham host West Brom.

              1. Ajax Hamsterdam
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 5 days ago

                this 100%

          5. Stand By Mee
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            Play Ayling or Justin?

            They play each other, Leeds at home so I guess Ayling has the edge?

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

              Justin played a bit further forward, and I feel has delivered more (and via different methods).
              Comes down to how you evaluate home ground advantage, and the match-up. If they dent the above thinking at all?

          6. tc93
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            1FT for next week- bank the transfer? Need to sort out my defence at some point

            Martinez
            TAA / taylor / Lamptey
            Salah / Son / Zaha / Grealish
            Kane / DCL / Ings

            Button, KWP, Michell, Bissouma.

            1. Ajax Hamsterdam
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 5 days ago

              save and i would play kwp ahead of taylor

              1. Werner Bros
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 5 days ago

                Agree

          7. Werner Bros
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            Would be grateful for some advice on the following options?

            A: Davies Jimi > Kane Kilman (-4)
            B: Davies > Chilwell
            C: Save

            McCarthy / Nyland
            TAA Justin Mitchell / Taylor Davies
            Salah Son Zaha Podence / Bissouma
            Werner DCL Jimi

            1FT 1.7ITB

            Open to any other suggestions

            1. HMC
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 5 days ago

              I’d go B
              Feels like Kane in is a bit late now unless you think form continues for tough run ahead

              1. Werner Bros
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 5 days ago

                It's probably 1 week late but had other fish to fry. Jiminez's fixtures aren't much better tbf. My concern is not having him for the next 2 when most people in my mini leagues do. I do see what you're saying though and Son could be enough for those 2GW

            2. Ajax Hamsterdam
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 5 days ago

              save imo wernet to kane could be tempting but i would give werner one more chance

              1. Werner Bros
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 5 days ago

                it's very tempting but Werner's fixtures are good over the next 3 at least

          8. shiraz
              1 month, 5 days ago

              Any suggestion on what i should do? Currently 27 from 8, feel like i should do something, maybe downgrade PVA

              Ryan
              Saiss Robbo PVA
              Salah Son Hamez Grealish
              Jim DCL Maupay

              McCarthy Lamptey Anguissa Dunne

              ITB: 2.2, 2FT

              1. Ajax Hamsterdam
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 5 days ago

                i d dowgrade pva and upgrade jimmy to kane.

            • TheOneAndOnly
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 5 days ago

              Digne >

              A) Chilwell 5.7m
              B) Zouma 5.0m

              Is Chilwell assist potential worth that much more than Zouma's goal threat?

              1. Werner Bros
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 5 days ago

                I'd go Chilwell

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

                Wait for the red card appeal and midweek games

                1. TheOneAndOnly
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 5 days ago

                  Didn't realise he was going to appeal, will probably wait, cheers HMC

              3. shiraz
                  1 month, 5 days ago

                  Maybe, since zouma won't be scoring on a daily basis. Not quite convince with chilwell though, chelsea attack and defence is awful.

                • All about the galacticos
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 5 days ago

                  A

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

                Any word from EVE about Rodríguez‘s injury?

              5. JURGENAUT
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                1 month, 5 days ago

                What time at price changes?

                1. JURGENAUT
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  1 month, 5 days ago

                  Are* sorry

                2. Ajax Hamsterdam
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 5 days ago

                  around 230 am uk time

                  1. Ajax Hamsterdam
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 5 days ago

                    my bad if i m wrong, sorry

                    1. JURGENAUT
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      1 month, 5 days ago

                      Yeah, it’s earlier now, don’t worry about it mate, all good. Cheers for your reply

                3. TheOneAndOnly
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 5 days ago

                  I'd imagine they've change to 1.30am with the clock change?

                  1. JURGENAUT
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    1 month, 5 days ago

                    Cheers pal

                  2. Ajax Hamsterdam
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 5 days ago

                    you sure about that ?

                4. All about the galacticos
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 5 days ago

                  1.30

              6. Pilgrim62
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 5 days ago

                What we are going to do with Digne?

                1. Ajax Hamsterdam
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 5 days ago

                  selling for sure, not sure for who...cresswell possibly or reguilon.

                  have chilwell already otherwise i d go for him

                2. All about the galacticos
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 5 days ago

                  i've gone chilwell

              7. Ajax Hamsterdam
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 5 days ago

                had christensen subbed off at 0-0 after 59 minutes a few seasons ago, so not feeling too guilty for my 7 points saiss lucky cs today 🙂

                1. All about the galacticos
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 5 days ago

                  had saiss, not guilty at all.
                  Was actually pleased that killman casuals didn't pick up 6+2 points, but feel sorry for semado owners.

              8. JURGENAUT
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                1 month, 5 days ago

                Any changes needed for next GW?

                McCarthy
                Robbo - Saiss - Lamptey
                Salah - Son - Zaha - Grealish
                Kane - Ings - DCL

                Bench: Forster - Justin - Mitchell - Stephens

                0.2 ITB
                1 FT

                Cheers

                1. Ajax Hamsterdam
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 5 days ago

                  surely justin ahead of lamptey ?

                  1. JURGENAUT
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    1 month, 5 days ago

                    Yeah true, thanks

                2. Major League Shocker
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 5 days ago

                  Would probably start Justin over Lamptey.

                  1. JURGENAUT
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    1 month, 5 days ago

                    Yeah, good shout

              9. steven8991
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 5 days ago

                Have 2FT but don't know who should I change, ideally would be downgrade TAA to someone but liverpool has WHU at home next.

                Martinez (Steer)
                TAA Robbo Saiss Lamptey (Ferguson)
                Salah Son Podence (Anguissa, Bissouma)
                Kane Jimenez DCL

                1.1ITB

                A. Save
                B. Podence > Foden (have exact money)
                C. TAA & Podence > Chilwell & James Rodriguez
                D. Podence & Jimenez > James Rodriguez & Bamford/Wilson/Antonio
                E. Elsewhere

                1. Major League Shocker
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 5 days ago

                  B

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

                  N

                  1. JURGENAUT
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    1 month, 5 days ago

                    Sorry, B*
                    Typo