Scout Notes

Zaha’s all-round appeal hard to ignore in best-ever start to an FPL season

Fulham 1-2 Crystal Palace

  • Goals: Tom Cairney (£5.3m) | Jairo Riedewald (£4.4m), Wilfried Zaha (£7.2m)
  • Assists: Harrison Reed (£4.5m) | Zaha, Michy Batshuayi (£5.8m)
  • Red cards: Aboubakar Kamara (£5.0m)
  • Bonus points: Zaha x3, Cairney x2, Riedewald x1

Za-hard to ignore

Wilfried Zaha‘s (£7.2m) best-ever start to a Premier League campaign is making it hard for non-owning Fantasy managers to ignore him.

The out of position FPL midfielder’s double-figure haul in a 2-1 win at Fulham on Saturday took him to six attacking returns for 2020/21 and a total of 48 points. At the time of writing that was the highest score of any midfielder priced below £9.4m, perhaps unsurprising considering he continues to line up as a striker for Crystal Palace.

Zaha’s previous best start to a season was in 2018/19 when he reached five attacking returns inside the first 10 Gameweeks, an average of 0.5 per match. This time, the Palace man is averaging double that. Having scored five goals in his last six Premier League matches, Zaha has managed as many as he did in his previous 41.

“(Wilfried was) excellent. He’s an excellent player, isn’t he? That’s what Wilf is capable of and we all know that. He just reminds us that when he’s on form, on top of his game and playing with that kind of determination, he’s a very hard player to stop.” – Roy Hodgson

Admittedly, two penalties taken in the absence of Luka Milivojevic (£5.7m) may have helped slightly inflate Zaha’s long-term credentials and it is certainly worth noting that the Serbian international made his first Premier League start of the season in Gameweek 6.

However, Zaha demonstrated that he does not necessarily need spot-kicks to register a double-digit haul, scoring, assisting and taking all three bonus away from Craven Cottage.

Apparently suffering no ill-effects from a collision with the post in the second half, Zaha is sure to attract new owners in the coming days.

21.2% own the Eagles’ man worldwide, while 29.3% of the top 10k were in possession of him at the Gameweek 6 deadline, making Zaha the fifth-most-popular midfielder at that level.

Those worried about not owning him may feel comfortable waiting one more week before making a switch, considering Palace must travel to Wolves in Gameweek 7, who registered three clean sheets from their first five matches of the season.

Once that fixture is out of the way, though, Roy Hodgson’s men will face Leeds (home), Newcastle (home) and West Bromwich Albion (home).

Tyrick-or-Treat

Fantasy managers in possession of a Crystal Palace defender (guilty) found it hard to contain their frustration in the closing stages of the 2-1 win at Fulham.

The Eagles had expertly managed Saturday’s match, allowing a rather unadventurous Cottagers side the lion’s share of possession defending their mostly meagre efforts behind an organised 4-4-2 formation.

“There was some tempo issues, definitely. We’re playing a game against a team where there’s often nine or 10 players in front of you. Have to try and move it around, break between the lines. You have to be clinical in those moments.” – Scott Parker

However, just as was the case against Brighton last weekend, Palace conceded in the closing stages. That is starting to become something of a concerning occurrence for the Eagles.

“Obviously we’ve conceded another injury-time goal but throughout the 90 minutes I thought we defended very well.” – Roy Hodgson

That said, the Eagles’ fixtures remain positive in this respect. Wolves have scored just five times this season, while Palace also face Burnley and West Brom between now and Gameweek 11.

Tom Cairney‘s (£5.3m) impressive late strike ensured the only defender to come away from Crave Cottage with a clean sheet was Nathaniel Clyne (£4.5m), making his debut at right-back.

Which brings us onto the more positive update for Mitchell owners, in light of Patrick van Aanholt‘s (£5.4m) return to fitness.

When the Dutchman came on in the second half, rather than replace his understudy, Hodgson took off debutant Clyne. That allowed van Aanholt to play in his preferred position on the left but also saw Mitchell’s run in the team continue, staffing the right-back berth for the final 18 minutes.

While that is far from confirmation of Mitchell’s starting chances for Gameweek 7, it is certainly something for his owners to cling to as they plan ahead.

Meanwhile, they can also take encouragement for his increased advanced movement. In the second half, Mitchell got all the way around the back of Fulham’s defence and unleashed a low, powerful shot at goal, which Alphonse Areola (£4.5m) saved with his feet.

On the Look-out

Fresh from a name-check in the Scout Squad and Spot the Differential articles, Ademola Lookman (£5.0m) was one of Fulham’s most lively players once again.

As already mentioned, the Cottagers did not offer very much in the way of attacking threat on top of their possession in Gameweek 6, but Lookman arguably went closest.

After scoring and putting up three key passes on his full debut, the former Everton man hit the post twice against Crystal Palace. 

“Ade brings us (good performances). In terms of our attacking impetus, Ade can be crucial. Lookman is going to play a big part in that. He hit the post twice today.” – Scott Parker

Meanwhile, Fulham’s defence continues to look very vulnerable. Even though they largely controlled possession on Saturday afternoon, Palace did not have to do much on the counter to get their two goals. Good news for attackers from West Brom, West Ham and Everton, the Cottagers’ next three opponents.

Fulham XI (4-2-3-1): Areola; A Robinson, Ream, Adarabioyo, Aina; Lemina (Reed 79′), Zambo Anguissa (Kamara 66′); Lookman, Loftus-Cheek (Decordova-Reid 74′), Cairney; Mitrović.

Crystal Palace XI (4-4-2): Guaita; Mitchell, Dann, Kouyaté, Clyne (van Aanholt 72′); Schlupp (Eze 76′), Riedewald (Sakho 85′), Milivojevic, Townsend; Zaha, Batshuayi.

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398 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Vazza
      1 month, 11 hours ago

      Who’s a better pick

      A. Martial (once he returns)
      B. Jimenez

      1. NULL-X-VOID
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 11 hours ago

        Martial out of those two.

      2. Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 11 hours ago

        Neither are flattering

      3. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 11 hours ago

        Ings over both in that bracket but Jimenez if I had to pick 1

      4. GreennRed
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 11 hours ago

        Jimenez. Even without Cavani possibly impacting Martial's gametime.

      5. King Kohli
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 11 hours ago

        Ings at that price range

      6. dvdguy
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 11 hours ago

        Antonio/Bamford and keep the change

    • ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 11 hours ago

      Bench 1
      A) KWP vs Aston Villa (A)
      B) Justin vs Leeds (A)

      1. GreennRed
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 11 hours ago

        Justin.

      2. Offs!de
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 11 hours ago

        Bench Justin

        1. Booked4Dissent
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 11 hours ago

          KWP. Leicester defend better away

          1. Top Dog
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 11 hours ago

            Based on??

    • Sharkytect
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 11 hours ago

      Zaha has only blanked in two games. The two games that I owned him.

      Hate. This. Game

      1. Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 11 hours ago

        Zaha has been trolling people for years, I’m staying away

      2. LegendMoon
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 11 hours ago

        I'm yet to own him this season hence his great stats!!!

      3. Forever In Our Shadow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 11 hours ago

        Got him in this week. Thought he would do the same to me as he always has done especially when Foden scored, who was the one I was weighing up instead of him. Problem is, next 10 gws he will most likely regress to “normal trolling” so I know he isn’t by any means a season keeper.

      4. Third Eye Vision
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 11 hours ago

        I’ve been thinking of upgrading him to Fernandes for a couple of weeks, but might spend the funds elsewhere now.

      5. LewanGOALski
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 11 hours ago

        Same here... o/

    • Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 11 hours ago

      Any ideas here, plan on a WC for gw9... 1ft 0.4itb

      McCarthy Steer
      TAA Ayling Justin Taylor Lewis
      Salah Sterling Son Soucek Bissouma
      Werner DCL Maupay

      1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 11 hours ago

        Looks good, usually I don't like to transfer defenders but how about Justin to Zouma?
        Chelsea next 3 are amazing defensively and if you are thinking WC GW9 that seems good..
        You can get Chilwell only by losing TAA

        1. Pukki Blinders
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 11 hours ago

          Nice shout that, didn’t think of a defender switch..., just hoping Zouma is nailed and doesn’t get rotated

          1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 11 hours ago

            I think atleast for the next few it should be fine, as it seems to be working with him alongside Thiago Silva and Mendy, but then UCL can complicate things.. should play though mostly

      2. NULL-X-VOID
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 11 hours ago

        idk but a 6+ Def if not Robbo isn't boding well for the attacking trend of the games. Clean sheets aren't the priority anymore. I'm not interested in owning any Def that's more than 5.5 at this point, barring Robbo.

        1. NULL-X-VOID
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 11 hours ago

          btw I meant that you should look into selling off Trent.

        2. Pukki Blinders
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 11 hours ago

          Only problem is I’m not sure who I’d get rid for considering it’s only for the next 2 weeks

      3. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 11 hours ago

        Also, is there any particular reason you are planning to WC GW9? International break?
        I also have WC but confused when to use it..

        1. NULL-X-VOID
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 11 hours ago

          if you still have it, wait for the DGWs can be useful tool.

          1. Pukki Blinders
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 11 hours ago

            Pretty sure Ben Crellin on Twitter said the DGWs would be after the deadline for the first WC though

            1. NULL-X-VOID
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 11 hours ago

              Oh, I must've missed that, well that blows.

        2. Pukki Blinders
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 11 hours ago

          Fixture swings for a lot of teams, also the added benefit of the IB. Not sure when else I’d use it tbf

    • Offs!de
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 11 hours ago

      B

    • Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 11 hours ago

      Feels good to own Zaha. Because he plays for Palace he's not the kind of player tons will bring in either so he will likely remain a decent differential

      1. NULL-X-VOID
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 11 hours ago

        Does 25% plus ownership counts as differential tho?

        1. Forever In Our Shadow
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 11 hours ago

          around here it does it seems.

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

          Yes, his points will always be a massive green arrow for me

          1. NULL-X-VOID
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 11 hours ago

            Seems fair.

    • Bodini
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 11 hours ago

      Early adopter of PVA here. Was really hoping he’d start this week. Hold or sell?

      1. LegendMoon
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 11 hours ago

        same quandry

      2. King Kohli
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 11 hours ago

        Sell

      3. NULL-X-VOID
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 11 hours ago

        I'm holding.

      4. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 11 hours ago

        He's starting next game

      5. Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 11 hours ago

        May aswell hold now

    • King Kohli
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 11 hours ago

      If you could make 3 or 4 transfers to improve this team, what changes would you do?

      Martinez Steer
      TAA Robbo Konsa Mitchell Johnson
      Salah Sterling Hamez Pereira Anguissa
      Ings DCL Maupay
      0.3 ITB

      1. Offs!de
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 11 hours ago

        TAA to Chilwell
        Ings to Kane?

        1. NULL-X-VOID
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 11 hours ago

          This.

        2. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 11 hours ago

          was thinking this but I guess he would be a bit short

          1. NULL-X-VOID
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 11 hours ago

            Oh damn I forgot Chilwell went up.

        3. King Kohli
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 11 hours ago

          Unfortunately 0.3 short of that.
          Would you downgrade Sterling or Robertson to facilitate move?

        4. Offs!de
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 11 hours ago

          Pereira to Barkley may facilitate you

      2. Vazza
          1 month, 11 hours ago

          TAA + pereira => Chilwell + Zaha/Grealish

        • LegendMoon
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 11 hours ago

          Sterling, TAA,, and Maupay out
          Son, Chilwell, and Kane in

          1. King Kohli
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 11 hours ago

            0.2 short of this

            1. King Kohli
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 11 hours ago

              Can get in Zaha or Pulisic instead of Son.
              Also what about TAA + Sterling + Ings > Chilwell + Bruno + Kane

              1. LegendMoon
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 11 hours ago

                maybe Coufal rather than chillwell and keep cash in bamk

      3. Vazza
          1 month, 11 hours ago

          I know this sounds like a massive knee jerk but thoughts on Grealish to Zaha for free

          1. NULL-X-VOID
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 11 hours ago

            Nah. Grealish is class. He was unlucky not to bag a brace yesterday. He's looking good on the eye test to me.

          2. GreennRed
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 11 hours ago

            No. Grealish played well v Leeds, unlucky not to score.

          3. manu4life99
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 11 hours ago

            No

          4. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 11 hours ago

            No

          5. Brosstan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 11 hours ago

            No. If you had Barnes I'd make the switch

          6. diesel001
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 11 hours ago

            That everyone is saying 'no', may just mean it is actually a 'yes'.

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

              This is how I read FFS topics, don’t follow the sheep get a jump on the crowd

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

            Not this week

        • Arteta
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 11 hours ago

          Reece James third on the bench hehe

          Why? 1, 1, 0, 1 and because Lampard still doesn't know his best XI.

          1. 11SPECIALONE11
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 11 hours ago

            Do you think a double up of Reece James and Chilwell could work?

            1. Geriatric Unathletic
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 11 hours ago

              I would think One is enough from any Def at present.

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

            He's close, just that in a massive 6 pointer he wanted to bring out the 3ATB and play not to lose. I expect to see the 4-2-3-1 back on Burnley with the Ziyech-Havertz-Pulisic combination we all wanted to see in preseason.

            1. 11SPECIALONE11
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 11 hours ago

              So James to the bench again?

              1. Flair
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                1 month, 11 hours ago

                Very possible

          3. diesel001
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 11 hours ago

            Mendy
            Azpi Silva Zouma Chilwell
            Kante Jorginho
            Ziyech Havertz Pulisic
            Werner

            Kepa
            James Christensen Tomori Emerson
            Mount Kovacic Gilmour CHO
            Giroud Abraham

            Sell: Alonso, Rudiger

        • Geriatric Unathletic
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 11 hours ago

          Best Che Def ???

          Is Chilwell worth the extra 0.7 over Zouma? Is R James likely to keep his place?

          Currently thinking that Che still not looking overly tight at the back so the extra for the attacking points likely a good use of funds.

          1. LegendMoon
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 11 hours ago

            Chills

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

            Yes and difficult to say but probably not

          3. 11SPECIALONE11
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 11 hours ago

            I am considering a Chilwell and James double up

            Does this sound mad?

            1. NULL-X-VOID
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 11 hours ago

              Honestly, I still think James was would be rotated, wouldn't put up 5 mil for him. But, as seen yesterday, he might be a bargain for upside. It depends on your style of managing.

          4. King Kohli
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 11 hours ago

            He is for his attacking threat

        • Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 11 hours ago

          How did Pulisic play against United? Heard he was decent.

          1. NULL-X-VOID
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 11 hours ago

            Almost had a goal off a Chilly assist. He was decent, but wouldn't be looking to get him in.

          2. 11SPECIALONE11
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 11 hours ago

            Looked frustrated. Will take another few games to be his old self

        • ElliotJHP
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 11 hours ago

          Reece James will remain a headache but rolling the FT is the better option, won't be convinced he starts Vs Burnley

          1. Hadebayor Mum
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 11 hours ago

            I sold, I’m not comfortable with rotation risks, but that’s just my style.

        • Hadebayor Mum
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 11 hours ago

          TAA and Mahrez to Dallas and Mané? Would leave no Pool defence, have Salah already.

          1. NULL-X-VOID
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 11 hours ago

            Salah Mane double up might be a huge advantage.

        • PlayPercentage
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 11 hours ago

          Liverpool looked poor in defence yesterday.
          Seriously reconsidering whether TAA is worth the money.

          1. Hadebayor Mum
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 11 hours ago

            Per above, I’m thinking lose TAA and double on Mané/Salah.

          2. mrtapio
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 11 hours ago

            He is not worth the money atm. But he might be soon. You'll never know. I transferred him out before this GW. But I'm ready to get him back as soon as I see good value again.

          3. DangerFC
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 11 hours ago

            Liverpool are not the same animal this year. TAA is way off the pace and he will return a big haul sooner or later which is inevitable but it won't be a consistent haul week on week. Invest somewhere else imo.

        • HollywoodXI
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 11 hours ago

          Justin needs to go. Best defender for 4.6m?

          1. Hadebayor Mum
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 11 hours ago

            Konsa/Targett from Villa, Ayling/Dallas from Leeds.

          2. Joey Tribbiani
              1 month, 11 hours ago

              Watch if Kilman plays today, and plays well

            • DangerFC
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 11 hours ago

              Kilman could be a good option if he can hold a starting place and also free up some funds. I like dallas aswell.

            • GreennRed
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 11 hours ago

              Coufal

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

            Played my WC before GW5, then my OR was 1.5mill, and TV 100.2.

            Now I'm at OR 270k, TV 101.4 (+ 9 players above 60% at fplstatistics). Got Kane, Son, Rodriguez, DCL and Lamptey left this GW.

            Wildcarding might have saved my season.

            1. Homer21
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 11 hours ago

              Hold that thought 😉

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

              My WC dropped me 1m places, the players I removed hauled & I dropped to 3.5m.
              Taken a few hits team is now where I want it & getting green arrows.
              C choice has really hurt, Salah this week 🙁

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

                My best advice is start picking the players who are performing and in form. Don't hold on to players that don't get points.

          4. DangerFC
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 11 hours ago

            Spurs next two fixtures look appealing. Thoughts on either justin/KWP/ Mitchell to reguillon??

            Is reguillon a nailed on starter?

            1. Pukki Blinders
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 11 hours ago

              Yes should be nailed, would move on Justin of those

            2. skodaole2
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 11 hours ago

              Looks like he is. Dont look at the fixtures, MUN - CHE ended 0-0 and CHE conceded 3 vs SOU and WBA.

            3. DangerFC
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 11 hours ago

              Yeah agree the fixtures are unpredictable this season. I feel like I need one more mid priced defender who offers a good chance of attacking returns and defending returns. I have chilwell already. I sold TAA 4 weeks ago. Liverpool not the same animal this year.

              1. skodaole2
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 11 hours ago

                No they are not, LEI defs started well but now they seem a bad choice. Attacking returns from defs are not easy to predict but certainly some have more chances than others. Saiss, Digne, Keane seem to offer goal or assist threat.

                Reg for Spurs plays well but Spurs are Kane and Son so far. Bale will try to prove a point and Lamela - Moura when they get time they wont pass the ball, trying to prove their value. As a Spurs fan i hope Reg scores a hattrick every week but i cant see more than a few assists during the season.

                1. DangerFC
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 11 hours ago

                  Yeah you could be right in regards to him. Once bale comes into the side he will unlikely take inswinging corners aswell. I'm a united fan but and I think the league is wide open at the moment. Spurs are very much a title challenger. It all depends which team ceases the opportunity.

                  1. skodaole2
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 10 hours ago

                    All the top teams have shown they are not invincible. Cant see a single GW when all of them will win, which i hope will make the league more exciting than the last years. They ll also have to use their whole squad which will lead to more FPL transfers, if Salah blanks one more i expect many people to get rid. Auba was A MUST at the beginning, now only forgotten teams have him.

          5. FPL Virgin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 11 hours ago

            "Za-Hard to ignore."

            I don't get it. This isn't funny or of any relevance to the article.

            How is he the editor of this website?

            I pay for the content on this site and I am already skipping every one of his articles and not getting my money's worth because I don't trust the opinions and analysis of the author, but these puns are just taking things to a new low ... A low that we haven't seen since a quiz was introduced to the scoutcast.

            PLEASE STOP WITH THE BAD PUNS.

            1. DangerFC
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 11 hours ago

              Get a coffee into you quick mate

              1. FPL Virgin
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 11 hours ago

                Haha busted! I always a bit grouchy without my first cup of Java in the morning!

                1. FPL Virgin
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 11 hours ago

                  *I'm

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

              I guess there's just no excuse for bad pun-ditry

              1. FPL Virgin
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 11 hours ago

                A view to a kil-man was the worst.

                This stuff belongs on the back pages of the daily sport or daily star, not on FFS.

            3. Johnny 8
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 11 hours ago

              Good article full of interesting content and you're getting worked up over a pun used. Take a Chillwell pill and get over it.

              1. FPL Virgin
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 11 hours ago

                The article didn't answer the big question we need answering: yes Zaha is Palace's talisman, but are Palace going to score enough goals to make it worthwhile him being the talisman? Also there were no members stats section even though Zaha's stats yesterday were unprecedented with a non penalty xG of over 2. That's massive for just one single game.

            4. Fantasy Gold
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 11 hours ago

              So sad.

              1. FPL Virgin
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 11 hours ago

                Reply fail to a comment on your overall rank?

                1. Fantasy Gold
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 11 hours ago

                  Triggered.

            5. The Head-Ake
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 11 hours ago

              Za-Hard is an anagram for Hazard.

              Looks like a Freudian slip to me, miss him much?

              1. FPL Virgin
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 11 hours ago

                The only articles I read are the ones by:

                1) Neale.
                2) Wardale.
                3) Paul.
                4) Mark.
                5) Zophar.
                6) Lateriser.
                7) Tom Freeman.
                8) Fabio.
                9) Captain sensible Jan.

                I don't trust the opinions of any other authors on here. I usually stay quiet when the other authors post an article but these tabloid newspaper puns got my back up.

            6. Brosstan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 11 hours ago

              I like them.

              1. FPL Virgin
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 11 hours ago

                Go and read the back pages of a tabloid newspaper then.

                1. Brosstan
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 10 hours ago

                  They literally don't change the quality of the article a single iota you drama queen

            7. Salan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 9 hours ago

              Relax man. You and the editor both are not wrong. Enjoy the game and FFS.

          6. Vazza
              1 month, 11 hours ago

              Thoughts on McCarthy to Meslier?

              Too sideways?

              1. DangerFC
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 11 hours ago

                Not really an upgrade is it. I think both teams have a high chance of conceeding. Depends who your other keeper is aswell.

              2. The Head-Ake
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 11 hours ago

                Do you have more important transfers to do?

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

              Set for next week apart from C choice?

              Martinez
              Robbo, Saiss, Chilwell,
              Grealish, Salah,, Zaha, Son
              DCL, Kane, Bamford

              Steer, Podence, Lamptey, Mitchell,

              .8

              1. The Head-Ake
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 11 hours ago

                I'd say so honestly. Solid bench and team, can't say much more in this uncertainty.

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

                  Cheers

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

                Kane or Son easily

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

                  Should’ve gone Kane this week but listened to the forum & changed to Salah!
                  Blah blah blah Salah @ home going to haul.

                  1. Homer21
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 11 hours ago

                    You don't know that yet!

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

                      I know this game too well to think any different?

                  2. Super Saints
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 9 hours ago

                    Salah was super unlucky not to get a couple let alone blank

            • Brosstan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 11 hours ago

              Liverpool simply don't look as imperious as before. This will be a. Exciting season. Could see Spurs nick the league

              1. The Head-Ake
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 11 hours ago

                Hope that doesn't happen, can't stand the whole "London is white" debate that will ensue.

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

                Second season Mourinho, never forget

                Everton will fancy their chances without Europe, Ancelotti teams tend to drop off because he hates rotating but no midweek games is fantastic. Leicester 15/16, Liverpool 13/14, Chelsea 16/17 both title challengers w/o Europe

              3. Karan14
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 11 hours ago

                80-85 point could be good enough to win the title.

              4. skodaole2
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 11 hours ago

                I hope Spurs board already applied to play all our games away from home, then we have a chance

              5. Qaiss
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 10 hours ago

                Jeez. What on earth makes you think that? 2 games against United and Southampton? They probably get top 4 and win a cup but that’s it. It’s spurs, don’t forget that.

              6. LegendMoon
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 10 hours ago

                never going to happen, would be good though

            • Dacra
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 11 hours ago

              My 8 year old is up to 55k, while I'm at 2.5m.

              Rubbish.

              1. The Head-Ake
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 11 hours ago

                I'm 200k behind you, that is FPL haha.

                P.S: Don't teach him about TC in DGW

            • The Head-Ake
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 11 hours ago

              2 FT and 2.2 ITB. Weird season this. Ideas would be appreciated on this 🙂

              McCarthy
              Lamptey | TAA | Walker-Peters | Mitchell
              Mahrez | Salah | Havertz | Son
              Werner | DCL |

              Martin | Bissouma | Davis | Justin

              1. The Head-Ake
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 11 hours ago

                Was even considering:

                Davis + TAA + Mahrez to Kane + Zouma + Foden (-4)

                1. Bam Bam Bigelow
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 10 hours ago

                  Not bad calls.
                  Planning Havertz > Rashford / Bruno / Zaha by GW 9

            • LewanGOALski
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 11 hours ago

              I have 2 FTs but I actually might burn it and do nothing with my team:

              Martinez
              Robbo - Chilwell - Saiss
              Salah - Son - Hamez - Grealish
              Kane - DCL - Maupay

              Soucek - Mitchell - Dallas

              1. Karan14
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 11 hours ago

                Looks good to burn tbh

              2. The Head-Ake
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 11 hours ago

                Actually though, really isn't much you can do. Maybe upgrade Mitchell - might lose his place to PVA

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

                Don’t laugh but Maupay to Bamford could be an option?

                1. Super Saints
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 9 hours ago

                  This

              4. fr3d
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 11 hours ago

                Mitchell to Kilman

            • Ajax Hamsterdam
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 11 hours ago

              Keep or sell ?
              A kdb
              B Werner

              Thanks

              1. Johnny 8
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 10 hours ago

                Keep both. KDB back from injury and Werner has good fixtures for next three games.

                1. Ajax Hamsterdam
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 10 hours ago

                  Cheers

            • Bretth96
                1 month, 11 hours ago

                Needing to get rid of Mitrovic.

                Which player do you think is more appealing?
                A) Bamford
                B) Watkins

                1. Ajax Hamsterdam
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 10 hours ago

                  B

                2. King Kohli
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 10 hours ago

                  A will get more chances each game

              • Giggs Boson
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 10 hours ago

                That Cairney goal was like a knife to the heart.

              • Atimis
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 10 hours ago

                Have 2FTs with Zaha and Antonio on my shortlist, what would you do?

                Martinez
                Robo/Reguilon/Chilwell
                Salah/Son/Grealish/Hamez
                Kane/DCL/Maupay

                Martin/Lamptey/Mitchell/Stephens

                1. fr3d
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 10 hours ago

                  Stephens to someone more nailed like Bissouma/Anguissa and save FT?

              • Flair
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                1 month, 10 hours ago

                Reece mocking me from the bench with his 8 pointer, can't wait for him to be benched against Burnley next week.