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
    • 6 Years
    11 months, 2 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
      • 7 Years
      11 months, 2 days ago

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

    2. jia you (The No BS League -…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 2 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
        • 7 Years
        11 months, 2 days ago

        Cheers, appreciate it!

        1. Ibralicious
          • 7 Years
          11 months, 2 days ago

          Oops reply fail below lol

          1. jia you (The No BS League -…
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            11 months, 2 days ago

            🙂

  2. Ibralicious
    • 7 Years
    11 months, 2 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
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 2 days ago

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

      1. Ibralicious
        • 7 Years
        11 months, 2 days ago

        That’s probably the best move, thanks!

    2. jia you (The No BS League -…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 2 days ago

      Save, great team!

      1. Ibralicious
        • 7 Years
        11 months, 2 days ago

        Cheers, appreciate it!

    3. Sanchit
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 2 days ago

      Save.

  3. HMC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    11 months, 2 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 (The No BS League -…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 2 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
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 2 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
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 2 days ago

      B

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

        Thanks

    2. jia you (The No BS League -…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 2 days ago

      Podence to Grealish on FT or save

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

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

        1. jia you (The No BS League -…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          11 months, 2 days ago

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

          1. SalahFingers
            • 3 Years
            11 months, 2 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 (The No BS League -…
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              11 months, 2 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
                • 3 Years
                11 months, 2 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 (The No BS League -…
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  11 months, 2 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
              11 months, 2 days ago

    3. NoThomasNoPartey18
      11 months, 2 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
        • 3 Years
        11 months, 2 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
          11 months, 2 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

  5. liverpool01
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 2 days ago

    A)Jimenez>DCL
    B)Hold

    1. waldo666
      • 11 Years
      11 months, 2 days ago

      B

    2. SalahFingers
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 2 days ago

      It's a toss up tbh.

      Both seem like they have pretty equal potential.

    3. jia you (The No BS League -…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 2 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
        • 3 Years
        11 months, 2 days ago

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

      2. waldo666
        • 11 Years
        11 months, 2 days ago

        This.

    4. Salah’s Sonnet
      • 10 Years
      11 months, 2 days ago

      A

      Jimi just isn’t explosive

      1. Sanchit
        • 6 Years
        11 months, 2 days ago

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

        1. Salah’s Sonnet
          • 10 Years
          11 months, 2 days ago

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

          1. Sanchit
            • 6 Years
            11 months, 2 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
              • 9 Years
              11 months, 2 days ago

              This 100%

    5. Sanchit
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 2 days ago

      B

      1. liverpool01
        • 3 Years
        11 months, 2 days ago

        Thanks guys will hold

  6. waldo666
    • 11 Years
    11 months, 2 days ago

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

    1. King Henrik
      • 9 Years
      11 months, 2 days ago

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

      1. waldo666
        • 11 Years
        11 months, 2 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
          • 11 Years
          11 months, 2 days ago

          *than

  7. JonSnow
    • 4 Years
    11 months, 2 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
      • 8 Years
      11 months, 2 days ago

      surely thats not the only way? rest of team?

      1. JonSnow
        • 4 Years
        11 months, 2 days ago

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

    2. Salah’s Sonnet
      • 10 Years
      11 months, 2 days ago

      I’d boot Sterling without a moment’s hesitation

    3. Sanchit
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 2 days ago

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

  8. Scholes Out Forever
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    11 months, 2 days ago

    Who to transfer out for Kane?

    Werner or Jimenez? Has to be Jimmy right?

    1. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 2 days ago

      Doesn’t have to be but probably should be

      1. Scholes Out Forever
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        11 months, 2 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 (The No BS League -…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 2 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
        • 8 Years
        11 months, 2 days ago

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

        1. jia you (The No BS League -…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          11 months, 2 days ago

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

          1. jia you (The No BS League -…
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            11 months, 2 days ago

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

            1. Scholes Out Forever
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              11 months, 2 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 (The No BS League -…
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                11 months, 2 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
                  • 8 Years
                  11 months, 2 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
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 2 days ago

      Werner

    4. waldo666
      • 11 Years
      11 months, 2 days ago

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

      1. Salah’s Sonnet
        • 10 Years
        11 months, 2 days ago

        Werner in a MUCH better attacking team

        1. waldo666
          • 11 Years
          11 months, 2 days ago

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

          1. Salah’s Sonnet
            • 10 Years
            11 months, 2 days ago

            And yet that won’t carry on

            1. waldo666
              • 11 Years
              11 months, 2 days ago

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

              1. Salah’s Sonnet
                • 10 Years
                11 months, 2 days ago

                No ball required, just logical sense

      2. Scholes Out Forever
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        11 months, 2 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
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 2 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
        • 8 Years
        11 months, 2 days ago

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

        1. Sanchit
          • 6 Years
          11 months, 2 days ago

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

    6. Gabbiadini
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 2 days ago

      no, it doesn't. neither.

  9. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    11 months, 2 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
      • 8 Years
      11 months, 2 days ago

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

      1. Top Lad Dakes.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        11 months, 2 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
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 2 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
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 2 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.

  10. King Henrik
    • 9 Years
    11 months, 2 days ago

    Need to choose one. Who do you go for.

    Zaha or Bamford ?

    1. OneDennisBergkamp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 2 days ago

      Depends on rest of your team

      1. Sanchit
        • 6 Years
        11 months, 2 days ago

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

        1. OneDennisBergkamp
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          11 months, 2 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
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 2 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
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 2 days ago

      Zaha obvs.

    4. spray
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 2 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?

  11. OneDennisBergkamp
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    11 months, 2 days ago

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

    1. Salah’s Sonnet
      • 10 Years
      11 months, 2 days ago

      Hindsight is an amazing thing

      1. OneDennisBergkamp
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        11 months, 2 days ago

        It is when it happens 10 times a season on here

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

      I did as well but now im laughing

    3. Sanchit
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 2 days ago

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

    4. Gabbiadini
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 2 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
        • 6 Years
        11 months, 2 days ago

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

        1. Gabbiadini
          • 4 Years
          11 months, 2 days ago

          well, that person is very inaccurate.

    5. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 2 days ago

      Me too and went with Grealish

  12. waldo666
    • 11 Years
    11 months, 2 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.

  13. tc93
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 2 days ago

    Coufal best 4.5 def?

    1. Pukki Blinders
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 2 days ago

      Between him and Ayling

    2. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 2 days ago

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

  14. Pukki Blinders
    • 2 Years
    11 months, 2 days ago

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

    1. Salah’s Sonnet
      • 10 Years
      11 months, 2 days ago

      Was only one goal weren’t it?

      1. Pukki Blinders
        • 2 Years
        11 months, 2 days ago

        And his customary 3 bonus

        1. Salah’s Sonnet
          • 10 Years
          11 months, 2 days ago

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

          1. Sanchit
            • 6 Years
            11 months, 2 days ago

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

            1. Salah’s Sonnet
              • 10 Years
              11 months, 2 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
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 2 days ago

      couldn't see why people were doing this.

      1. Pukki Blinders
        • 2 Years
        11 months, 2 days ago

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

        1. OneDennisBergkamp
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          11 months, 2 days ago

          Spurs assets better picks for sure

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

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

          1. waldo666
            • 11 Years
            11 months, 2 days ago

            This.

          2. Pukki Blinders
            • 2 Years
            11 months, 2 days ago

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

  15. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
    • 4 Years
    11 months, 2 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
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 2 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
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 2 days ago

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

      Help above?

  16. Bielsa's Blue Bucket
    • 10 Years
    11 months, 2 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
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 2 days ago

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

      1. Salah’s Sonnet
        • 10 Years
        11 months, 2 days ago

        Nice......nice brag

      2. Sanchit
        • 6 Years
        11 months, 2 days ago

        Which ones?
        Bamford and Zaha I guess?

  17. Major League Shocker
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    11 months, 2 days ago

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

    1. Salah’s Sonnet
      • 10 Years
      11 months, 2 days ago

      What injury status?

      1. Major League Shocker
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        11 months, 2 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
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      11 months, 2 days ago

      He is not flag

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

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

    1. Bielsa's Blue Bucket
      • 10 Years
      11 months, 2 days ago

      Went Mitchell -- Kilman this week so hope so mate

    2. Gabbiadini
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 2 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
        • 3 Years
        11 months, 2 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
          • 4 Years
          11 months, 2 days ago

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

  19. Valkyrie
    • 7 Years
    11 months, 2 days ago

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

    1. Salah’s Sonnet
      • 10 Years
      11 months, 2 days ago

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

    2. Stand By Mee
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 2 days ago

      Kane or Werner or both

    3. spray
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 2 days ago

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

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 7 Years
        11 months, 2 days ago

        this 100%

  20. Stand By Mee
    • 5 Years
    11 months, 2 days ago

    Play Ayling or Justin?

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

    1. spray
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 2 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?

  21. tc93
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 2 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
      • 7 Years
      11 months, 2 days ago

      save and i would play kwp ahead of taylor

      1. Werner Bros
        • 6 Years
        11 months, 2 days ago

        Agree

  22. Werner Bros
    • 6 Years
    11 months, 2 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
      • 11 Years
      11 months, 2 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
        • 6 Years
        11 months, 2 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
      • 7 Years
      11 months, 2 days ago

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

      1. Werner Bros
        • 6 Years
        11 months, 2 days ago

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

  23. shiraz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    11 months, 2 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
      • 7 Years
      11 months, 2 days ago

      i d dowgrade pva and upgrade jimmy to kane.

  24. TheOneAndOnly
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    11 months, 2 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
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 2 days ago

      I'd go Chilwell

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

      Wait for the red card appeal and midweek games

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

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

    3. shiraz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      11 months, 2 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.

    4. All about the galacticos
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 2 days ago

      A

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

    Any word from EVE about Rodríguez‘s injury?

  26. JURGENAUT
    • 1 Year
    11 months, 2 days ago

    What time at price changes?

    1. JURGENAUT
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 2 days ago

      Are* sorry

    2. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 7 Years
      11 months, 2 days ago

      around 230 am uk time

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 7 Years
        11 months, 2 days ago

        my bad if i m wrong, sorry

        1. JURGENAUT
          • 1 Year
          11 months, 2 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
      • 11 Years
      11 months, 2 days ago

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

      1. JURGENAUT
        • 1 Year
        11 months, 2 days ago

        Cheers pal

      2. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 7 Years
        11 months, 2 days ago

        you sure about that ?

    4. All about the galacticos
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 2 days ago

      1.30

  27. Pilgrim62
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    11 months, 2 days ago

    What we are going to do with Digne?

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 7 Years
      11 months, 2 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
      11 months, 2 days ago

      i've gone chilwell

  28. Ajax Hamsterdam
    • 7 Years
    11 months, 2 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
      11 months, 2 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.

  29. JURGENAUT
    • 1 Year
    11 months, 2 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
      • 7 Years
      11 months, 2 days ago

      surely justin ahead of lamptey ?

      1. JURGENAUT
        • 1 Year
        11 months, 2 days ago

        Yeah true, thanks

    2. Major League Shocker
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 2 days ago

      Would probably start Justin over Lamptey.

      1. JURGENAUT
        • 1 Year
        11 months, 2 days ago

        Yeah, good shout

  30. steven8991
    • 5 Years
    11 months, 2 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
      11 months, 2 days ago

      B

    2. JURGENAUT
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 2 days ago

      N

      1. JURGENAUT
        • 1 Year
        11 months, 2 days ago

        Sorry, B*
        Typo