Scout Notes

The Rodriguez fitness latest as unavailability issues harm Calvert-Lewin’s FPL output

Southampton 2-0 Everton

  • Goals: James Ward-Prowse (£5.8m), Che Adams (£5.8m)
  • Assists: Danny Ings (£8.5m) x2
  • Red Cards: Lucas Digne (£6.2m)
  • Bonus: Ward-Prowse x3, Ings, Adams x2

Southampton secured a convincing win over a poor Everton side that is perhaps beginning to buckle under the strain of injuries and suspensions.

Goals from James Ward-Prowse (£5.8m) and Che Adams (£5.8m), both set up by the Saints’ most popular Fantasy Premier League (FPL) asset, the 18%-owned Danny Ings (£8.5m), earned the home side a deserved victory.

Ralph Hasenhuttl’s team comprehensively outplayed the visitors, out-shooting them 12-6 and having three times the number of attempts on target (six to two).

Small wonder, then, that the coach was a happy man post-match:

I think it was overall one of our best performances.

There was nothing positive to be found from an Everton perspective, however.

Toothless Toffees

Much of the pre-match talk, at least in Fantasy circles, revolved around the health of Toffees midfielder James Rodriguez (£8.0m).

In the end, his now-legendary haematoma didn’t keep him from playing, but it might as well have done.

The 38.9%-owned playmaker was a peripheral figure for much of the game. Then again, that was one up on many of the visiting team as Carlo Ancelotti’s side struggled to deal with Southampton’s pressing, organisation and commitment.

The Colombian also seemed to be struggling towards the end of the match, with his manager saying:

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.

The most-owned player in FPL, Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£7.7m and 56.8%), had a terrible day. Starved of service, he managed only two penalty area touches and didn’t have a single attempt.

In fact, he touched the ball just 18 times all game. Only one player, Southampton midfielder Ibrahima Diallo (£4.5m), had fewer, with 14. But he was on the pitch for four minutes.

A booking added to his, and his owners’, woes. A decent enough short-term schedule should mean Calvert-Lewin’s one-pointer doesn’t lead to too many sales, although there are other reasons why investment in Everton assets is looking less appealing all in.

In Squad We Can’t Trust

The Merseyside derby dismissal of Richarlison (£7.8m) had an impact on the strength and balance of Ancelotti’s team on the south coast.

The Toffees have not won a single game without the winger in their squad since his move to the north-west and that unwanted record was extended on Sunday.

Alex Iwobi (£5.9m) filled in for the Brazilian and was hooked after 45 unconvincing minutes, while a second start of the season for Gylfi Sigurdsson (£6.9m) lasted 12 minutes longer but wasn’t much better, although the Iceland international did hit the bar with a long-range shot in the first half.

But the real problem came from a hamstring injury that denied the team the experience and expertise of Seamus Coleman (£5.0m) at right-back.

With three other defenders already on the injury list, that meant centre-half Ben Godfrey (£5.0m) shifting across to the flank. The experiment didn’t go well.

Hasenhuttl denied that his team targeted Godfrey:

No, it was a coincidence that we played more on this side. It’s more important that you’re dangerous on every side, flexibility is the key. We lured them a little bit and played through the lines.

But the reality spoke differently, with left-back Ryan Bertrand (£5.0m) finding himself much further forward than team-mate Kyle Walker-Peters (£4.5m) and creating three chances to the right-back’s nil.

Coleman’s absence also had an impact on Rodriguez, who was forced that much deeper and less central in a vain bid to provide some kind of help for Godfrey.

As if Ancelotti’s defensive problems weren’t already marked, Lucas Digne (£6.2m) dished out some more pain for his boss when he was shown a straight red card for a challenge, part frustration, part spite, on Walker-Peters in the 71st minute.

Hasenhuttl was not happy:

Yes. It was nasty. It looked like he tried to kick him first and then the stamp. It was a clear red card.

And neither was Ancelotti:

The red card was a joke, it was not intentional, for sure it was not violent. Maybe all this talk all week against Pickford, against Richarlison, affected the decision and if so it’s not right, it’s not fair. We will appeal, for sure.

Intentional or not, it ended in a nasty rake down Walker-Peters’ achilles. And unless that appeal succeeds, the 18.7%-owned Digne will not be in league action again until Gameweek 10 at the end of November.

In their current state, Everton can ill afford his absence, although it does throw up the intriguing possibility of budget FPL defender Niels Nkounkou (£4.0m) getting a game or three, with Fabian Delph (£4.9m) another candidate for the role.

But, just six games in, Everton’s squad is down to the bare bones in places and the loss of Digne is another potential short-term blow to Calvert-Lewin, given how much service the full-back provides from the left flank.

Saints Alive

Southampton are considerably less troubled in that department, with the one change to the side on Sunday forced by loanee Theo Walcott (£5.8m) not being eligible to play against his parent club.

Stuart Armstrong (£5.5m) filled in well enough, but it was the strike partnership of Adams and Ings that really caught the eye.

The former scored for the second straight Gameweek and has hauled in three of his last four starts, while Ings continues to show impressive consistency this season.

His first two assists of the campaign meant he’s produced attacking returns in four of the six matches to date.

In terms of value, the pair are ploughing remarkably similar furrows – the more expensive Ings is producing 4.6 points per million (PPM), the cheaper (but less productive) Adams 4.7 PPM.

They were both outshone, however, by midfielder Ward-Prowse, who scored his first goal of the season and took home the maximum bonus award for a double-digit haul.

The Saints’ next six fixtures are fairly favourable and the team as a whole is in a good place, with three clean sheets from their last four unbeaten matches.

That promotes investment in the side from front to back, whereas the opposite looks true for a threadbare-looking Everton squad.


Southampton XI (4-4-2): McCarthy;  Walker-Peters, Bednarek, Vestergaard, Bertrand; Romeu, Ward-Prowse, Armstrong (Diallo 86′), Redmond; Ings, Adams (N’Lundulu 89′). 

Everton XI (4-3-3): Pickford; Godfrey, Mina, Keane, Digne; Doucoure (Gordon 58′), Allan, Sigurdsson (Delph 58′); Rodriguez, Iwobi (Bernard 45′), Calvert-Lewin. 

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831 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Daniel - Go Granville
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Digne Richarlison out, Rodriguez questionable fitness.

    Surely it influence DCL input. He is penalty box poacher, without service he can't deliver.

    I might risk it and bench him

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Very valid concerns, but it's still Newcastle, who have conceded lots of attempts in the box, mostly through the middle; that's where DCL lives.

      If they can crowd him out last this GW they may have a chance - but I won't be benching.

    2. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Bench him for whom?

      1. Daniel - Go Granville
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Chilwell

        1. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Otherwise you'll bench Chilwell v BUR? Must be somebody else there instead?

    3. Sharkytect
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      bench for who?

      1. Daniel - Go Granville
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        I will bring Chilwell for my fodder and play him

  2. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Madness or genius?

    TAA to Robbo
    Bruno to Grealish
    Soucek to Zaha
    Davis to Bamford

    For -8

    1. dbeck
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      madness

    2. ivantys
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Madness

      • No Professionals
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        panicking now you've dropped to the depths of 5K overall?!

      • Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        I will want Bruno and Soucek from GW8

      • Hansel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Sorry but that's the worst -8 I've seen proposed in a while

        1. Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Haha, this

      • Iceball
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Im more thinking of bringing in Bruno and Soucek

    3. dbeck
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      thoughts on Werner and Soucek to Antonio and Zaha for free?

      depending on Antonio injury news

      1. PascalCygan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Could be excellent. As you say, injury dependent

        1. dbeck
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          cheers, i could do Trent down and Brewster to Antonio but not too sure thats better

          1. Boly Would
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            How far down does TAA have to go for this?

            1. dbeck
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 9 days ago

              5.7m

              1. Boly Would
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 9 days ago

                Annoyingly 0.1 off Chilwell or I'd have gone for this.

                1. dbeck
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 9 days ago

                  yeah, i can see Chels doing great defensively. Mendy is on my radar to replace Johnstone

                  1. Boly Would
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 9 days ago

                    I agree, considering a double up for the next 3 fixtures

      2. No Professionals
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        doesn't do a lot for me.

        1. dbeck
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          i have that feeling, not overly exciting, help me spend one or two transfers, 0.1 itb, any advice?

          Johston Button
          TAA KWP Dallas Mitchell Saiss
          Mo Sterling Son Grealish Soucek
          Werner DCL Brewster

          1. No Professionals
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            i'd be focusing on getting kane for werner someone

            1. No Professionals
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 9 days ago

              somehow not someone

              1. dbeck
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 9 days ago

                yeah, who is the fall guy? Trent?

                1. mirkomen77
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 9 days ago

                  That's the only viable option, or Sterling...

    4. soltrader
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      B

    5. El Lobito 10
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      It's a weird situation to be in with regard to premium transfers right now.

      Salah has a resolute WH at home next week then City and Leicester. Not straightforward and I'd be hesitant to captain him in any of the three. Mane same boat obviously.

      City have a hard schedule too. Sterling was shocking the other night and KdB back from injury. City out of sorts too.

      Kane and Son have two more good fixtures before they turn. Lest we forget him and Son have scored against teams who are just a bit crap or Utd, who were completely unfit.

      Arsenal are crap - Aubameyang misfiring. Chelsea similar.

      Utd tough fixtures but Bruno and Rashford should still get some returns. This weekend was the first game Utd haven't scored in since February.

      My money is on the Vardy party returning. And Ings to go on a run.

      1. No Professionals
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        i think this is reading too much in to it.

        until this weekend, the premiums had been delivering consistently and people had been trying to work out how to get another in.

        1. El Lobito 10
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Perhaps, perhaps not

      2. GreennRed
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Resolute is a very vague term 😉

        1. El Lobito 10
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Assume you're a Salah captain then. Yawn

      3. ivantys
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Vardy rotates well with Kane. Ings is a potential season keeper.

          1. El Lobito 10
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Definitely

            1. ivantys
                1 month, 9 days ago

                Hardly anyone likes vardy here though, finally someone who agrees with me. The next 3-4 is kane though.

          2. Steve The Spud
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 9 days ago

            If Kane and son stay fit they are 2 of the best players in Europe and could haul big against anyone in the PL - would consider holding one at all times

        • Bubz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          DCL blanks one game and there’s already talk of selling and benching him 😆

          1. El Lobito 10
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            There's more to it than that. Coleman, Digne, Richarlison out and Rodriguez carrying an injury. No supply line. Saying that, I will keep him for Newcastle, as he's a great record v them.

            1. GreennRed
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 9 days ago

              He scored goals last season without such a good supply line. If he starts misfiring it'll prob be doing to loss of confidence cos he goes through streaks of six or seven games of goals and then the famine until his form returns.

              1. El Lobito 10
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 9 days ago

                Agree

            2. Bubz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 9 days ago

              Just sounds like looking for an excuse to sell him. He can still score without those players. Its not like hes a premium priced player either

              1. El Lobito 10
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 9 days ago

                Let's hope so, I'm keeping although I did consider getting Ings in for him

          2. el polako
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            On a matchday you can see suggestions as above 15-20 minutes into the game.

          3. waltzingmatildas
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            He's not going anywhere for me. However, with Richarlison/Digne/Rod possibly out, you'd expect his output to drop?

            1. el polako
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 9 days ago

              With Richarlison and Digne out Everton will do anything to make James fit to play plus Siggy can still deliver peach of a cross from set pieces.

          4. DAZZ
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Scores 7 goals in 5 games in a row, and people want to sell

          5. Magic Zico
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            As others said, it's more than that. Question is who to replace? Feels like just trying to avoid an issue but then getting into another one and probably bigger 😉

        • Sune
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Bottomed.

          Digne, Sterling, Wood > Chilwell, Zaha, Kane (-8)

          Worth it?

          1. No Professionals
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            looks a decent -8 to be fair

          2. Iceball
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Sterling as part of -8 before SHU, not for me...

            1. Sune
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 9 days ago

              Fair point

            2. No Professionals
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 9 days ago

              it's 2 big upgrades though. obvioulsy a -8 is always a risk

        • waltzingmatildas
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          What's the most urgent move?

          McCarthy Button
          TAA James Ayling CTaylor Mitchell
          Sterling Bruno Son Soucek Bissouma
          Kane DCL Antonio

          A) James out
          B) Downgrade TAA
          C) Sterling out/Mane in
          D) Upgrade Soucek

          1. No Professionals
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            don't think there is anything urgent. i'd be tempted to roll FT

            1. waltzingmatildas
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 9 days ago

              Cheers

          2. El Lobito 10
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Probably C but why Mane over Salah? Unless you don't have the funds. Soucek can only be expected to get a return once every 6 or 7 games IMO

            1. waltzingmatildas
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 9 days ago

              Cheers. Much prefer Mane, even without pens.

              1. El Lobito 10
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 9 days ago

                Me too. Not sure why though lol

          3. ivantys
              1 month, 9 days ago

              D but what can you upgrade him to?

              1. waltzingmatildas
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 9 days ago

                Well I guess it would involve downgrading TAA to someone much cheaper

                1. ivantys
                    1 month, 9 days ago

                    It's more urgent to me as it involves one of your attackers not able to consistently get points as compared to the others.

                    1. waltzingmatildas
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      1 month, 9 days ago

                      Yeah, true. But just as West Ham's fixtures change! Plus I'm reluctant to lose TAA

                      1. ivantys
                          1 month, 9 days ago

                          Soucek to Bowen would be great cover for west ham fixtures. You could roll this week then do 2 transfers next.

                          1. waltzingmatildas
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 10 Years
                            1 month, 9 days ago

                            Hmm, good point.
                            Think I'll hold this week and then see.
                            Cheers!

              2. 2OLEgend
                  1 month, 9 days ago

                  What to do here. Really want to get rid og Mitro, but WBA home is too good, or no?
                  1FT, 0,3m ITB.
                  Martinez
                  TAA, Saiss, Ayling
                  Salah, Son, Bruno, Podence
                  DCL, Kane, Mitro
                  (Steer - Bissouma, Mitchell, Taylor)

                  A) Mitro -> Watkins/Bamford (who and why?)
                  B) Save
                  C) Anything else?

                  Thanks!

                  1. waltzingmatildas
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    1 month, 9 days ago

                    Nice, I'd hold Mitro.
                    B

                  2. dbeck
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 9 days ago

                    B

                • JOELIO8701
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 9 days ago

                  Right, I've just watched the Luca Digne tackle (I'm an owner). If you seriously think that's getting overturned then you're on crack lol

                  1. DAZZ
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 9 days ago

                    Not getting overturned, it was a nasty tackle, tackles don’t necessarily have to be with intent to hurt to warrant red, that was dangerous play, could have seriously hurt KWP

                    1. FALSE PROFIT
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      1 month, 9 days ago

                      That in this case being someone running into a bus it is the fault of the bus. It was a arise issue imo

                      1. Saint Tommy
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        1 month, 9 days ago

                        That analogy makes absolutely no sense. How did KWP run into the tackle if he was caught from behind?

                  2. FALSE PROFIT
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 9 days ago

                    The VAR kid clearly not a sportsman

                  3. fish&chips
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    1 month, 9 days ago

                    Yeah looked a clear red to me. Definitely intentional

                  4. ivantys
                      1 month, 9 days ago

                      Potentially career ending tackle. Wish they punish those more

                    • IRBOX ⚽
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 9 days ago

                      Serious? It was accidental in his natural running motion. I think it gets recinded

                    • Nightcrawler
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 9 days ago

                      It wont get rescinded cuz they dont want var lookibg bad but totally accidental

                  5. fish&chips
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    1 month, 9 days ago

                    Martinez,
                    Saiss, kilman, Semedo, lamptey, Mitchell
                    Salah, Sterling, Havertz, Son, Bissouma
                    DCL, Kane, Brewster

                    0.3 ITB, 1FT

                    save? Literally every transfer I've made this season has cost me around 8 points so I'm afraid to do anything now.

                    1. FALSE PROFIT
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      1 month, 9 days ago

                      Join the club

                      1. fish&chips
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 10 Years
                        1 month, 9 days ago

                        This is my players transferred and points the following week! Some bad moves probably but nothing outrageous.

                        GW3 (WC)
                        McCarthy 6
                        KWP 6
                        Robertson 10
                        TAA 7
                        Egan 0
                        Auba 2
                        Doucoure 2
                        Wilson 8
                        Ings 9

                        GW5
                        Werner 16
                        Foden 6
                        KDB 0

                        GW6
                        James 8
                        Jiminez 9

                  6. Wheato182
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 9 days ago

                    Rodriguez to Zaha worth a look?

                    1. El Lobito 10
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 9 days ago

                      EVE have Newcastle, who are not great and Rodriguez is a much better player than Zaha IMO. I'd hold

                    2. Miguel Sanchez
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 9 days ago

                      Not for me

                    3. egan
                        1 month, 9 days ago

                        no way

                    4. Zilla
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 9 days ago

                      Who to captain next GW:

                      A) Salah (WHU)
                      B) Son (BHA)
                      C) Vardy (lee)

                      1. Miguel Sanchez
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 9 days ago

                        C is an interesting option

                      2. fish&chips
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 10 Years
                        1 month, 9 days ago

                        Salah I think but there's a case for all 3

                      3. Zilla
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 9 days ago

                        Cheers both, will be a tough one.

                      4. No Professionals
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 9 days ago

                        I'm going Kane. So Son out of those. Then Salah.

                    5. The Senate
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 9 days ago

                      Do I bank the FT, or do something about Podence?
                      1FT, 1.5ITB
                      Ramsdale
                      Chilwell Semedo Justin
                      Salah Rashford Son Grealish Podence
                      Kane DCL
                      (Brewster KWP Mitchell)

                    6. jtreble
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 9 days ago

                      Tierney looked terrific yesterday. Wish he was a bit cheaper though.

                    7. Luis Suarez Ate My Homework
                      • 9 Years
                      1 month, 9 days ago

                      Slightly worried about James/DCL output in the coming weeks with Richarlison and Digne out - Everton no longer looking a balanced side.

                      Should I make a change on James or DCL or shall I illustrate patience?

                      Martinez (McCarthy)
                      Mings Chilwell Castagne (Mitchell Douglas)
                      Zaha Salah Son James (Stephens)
                      DCL Kane Bamford

                      Thanks.

                    8. Bennyboy1907
                        1 month, 9 days ago

                        Martinez
                        Robbo Saiss Chillwell (Lamptey)(Mitchell)
                        Salah Son Hamez Grealish Pulisic
                        Jiminez DCL (Davies)

                        How does it look? I don’t know how to get Kane in? Only 0.7ITB. Is he a must even tho I feel my team is good. Next week will be jiminez to Antonio and GW9 will be a midfielder to Bruno.

                        Much appreciated

                      • drughi
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 11 Years
                        1 month, 9 days ago

                        How nailed is kilman atm ?

                        1. Miguel Sanchez
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 4 Years
                          1 month, 9 days ago

                          Not nailed but his spot to lose but Marcal looks a threat to Kilman and Saiss

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

                        Off-top:
                        is PES 2021 update worth it?
                        Any changes bar squad updates?

                        thx 😉

                      • GRIMANDI [formerly boring M…
                        • 9 Years
                        1 month, 9 days ago

                        Hi guys,

                        I have 2 FT & 3.1 ITB. What do people think of below options

                        Martinez
                        VVD Saiss Justin
                        Salah Son Zaha Foden Podence
                        Kane [C] Jimenez
                        Steer Lamptey Mitchell Brewster

                        A:) VVD > Chilwell [save FT]
                        B:) VVD + Pod > Chilwell + Havertz/Jrod
                        C:) VVD + Pod + Jime > Chilwell Havertz + Werner [-4] leaves me with 0.0 ITB

                        Im thinking about gambling on Chelsea over the next few weeks to try & steal a march. What are peoples thoughts

                        1. Big Hippo
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 8 Years
                          1 month, 9 days ago

                          I'd just do A for now. Podence & Jimi out in GW8 looks good

                          1. GRIMANDI [formerly boring M…
                            • 9 Years
                            1 month, 9 days ago

                            Im spent with podence & willing to take the chance. I just cant see him holding down his place with Wolves dropping points & him not providing goals or assist. Surely Traore is imminent

                        2. ivantys
                            1 month, 9 days ago

                            Watch Burnley's defence later. If it's crappy can do B with Havertz otherwise just A

                        3. Big Hippo
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 8 Years
                          1 month, 9 days ago

                          Right you've got 2FTs. What would you do with this lot?

                          Martinez (Steer)
                          Boly, Saiss, James (Lamptey, Mitchell)
                          Salah, KDB, Son, Havertz, Foden
                          Jimi, DCL (Brewster)

                          Thinking Boly/Saiss > Kilman or Havertz > Pulisic and saving the other FT

                          1. Traction Engine Foot
                            • 2 Years
                            1 month, 9 days ago

                            Saiss to Kilman I guess, Boly is certain to be nailed.

                        4. Tony Martial
                          • 2 Years
                          1 month, 9 days ago

                          Best Aguero replacement that isn’t Kane??

                          1. Traction Engine Foot
                            • 2 Years
                            1 month, 9 days ago

                            Vardy?

                            1. Tony Martial
                              • 2 Years
                              1 month, 9 days ago

                              Not the greatest of fixtures you think ?

                              1. Traction Engine Foot
                                • 2 Years
                                1 month, 9 days ago

                                Don't think they're terrible. He looked good when he came on yesterday and fixtures don't seem to mean much atm anyway.

                          2. Neves say Neves
                            • 2 Years
                            1 month, 9 days ago

                            Most would say Vardy. I prefer Ings tho

                            1. Tony Martial
                              • 2 Years
                              1 month, 9 days ago

                              Thanks both

                          3. ivantys
                              1 month, 9 days ago

                              Wait GW10 for Vardy, he's generally more explosive against easier teams. Would say Ings for now.

                              1. Tony Martial
                                • 2 Years
                                1 month, 9 days ago

                                Think I agree thanks

                          4. Traction Engine Foot
                            • 2 Years
                            1 month, 9 days ago

                            Anyone else still got their wildcard? When are you planning to use it? No pressing issues in my team and the league is still completely unpredictable, so I'm thinking of just holding it for as long as possible.

                            1. Tony Martial
                              • 2 Years
                              1 month, 9 days ago

                              definitely keep for as long as possible

                            2. waltzingmatildas
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 10 Years
                              1 month, 9 days ago

                              I do. Trying really hard to hold until closer to Christmas

                          5. diesel001
                            • 4 Years
                            1 month, 9 days ago

                            It is estimated that the correlation coefficient between your GW11 rank and your final rank is 0.8. That means your GW11 rank is quite informative as to where you will end up at the end.

                            1. Bubz
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 7 Years
                              1 month, 9 days ago

                              I was about 300k at GW11 last season and finished in the top 300

                              1. diesel001
                                • 4 Years
                                1 month, 9 days ago

                                Of course, because it is not a *perfect* correlation. But for everyone one with your performance, there will be another going the other way.

                            2. Miguel Sanchez
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 4 Years
                              1 month, 9 days ago

                              This sound spretty spurious to me

                              1. diesel001
                                • 4 Years
                                1 month, 9 days ago

                                It is because we are too used to hearing about the FPL player who went from 1m OR to 5k OR. But they are an exception. The anecdotal evidence is strong because you never hear about the FPL player that goes the other way. Noone wants to brag about poor performance / outcomes.

                                1. Miguel Sanchez
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 4 Years
                                  1 month, 9 days ago

                                  Interesting, I guess for every 'late riser' there is a 'late faller' that vacates a position in the higher ranks. Would be interested to read your source on this.

                                2. Daniel - Go Granville
                                  • 11 Years
                                  1 month, 9 days ago

                                  Well said Diesel mate

                          6. drughi
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 11 Years
                            1 month, 9 days ago

                            Any ideas on what to do here ? 2 FT at my disposal but a bit lost on what to do with them. Nothing itb

                            Mccarty
                            TAA Robertson Ayling
                            Salah(C) Son(VC) Grealish Jrod
                            Kane Watkins DCL

                            Forster Soucek Lamptey Douglas

                            1. Neves say Neves
                              • 2 Years
                              1 month, 9 days ago

                              Excellent team btw. Just an idea but could do TAA to Chilwelll this week and Watkins to Antonio next week for the Fulham fixture?

                              1. drughi
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 11 Years
                                1 month, 9 days ago

                                Decent ideas but just feel TAA will explode with a big haul anytime, very risky move but i have considered it. I have soucek now that I plan to play in a 3-5-2 next week.

                          7. aapoman
                            • 7 Years
                            1 month, 9 days ago

                            Disaster of a gameweek so far. 18 with 3 to go. What to do for next week? Have 2ft.

                            Martinez
                            Robbo Ayling Kilman
                            Salah Son Pulisic Hames Grealish
                            Kane DCL

                            Forster; KWP, Brester, Lamptey

                            1. Pipermaru
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 5 Years
                              1 month, 9 days ago

                              Not much to be done with that team, looks really good. Bad GW was about to happen, scores were crazy high since the beginning of season, I wouldn't panic and just sit tight until midweek games are finished.

                          8. Kings of Lyon ★
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 10 Years
                            1 month, 9 days ago

                            Hello, I was wondering if anyone could answer a question on the Season Ticker in the Members Area?

                            - Is there a way to manually export this to Excel for ease of functionality ?
                            - If not, how do manually you move rankings? e.g Newcastle default to 5th but I would like to add them to the 1st

                            I know there were some "How to" videos in the past but I couldnt find them.

                            1. Alberto Tomba
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 7 Years
                              1 month, 9 days ago

                              In both the members area, and if you look at the ticker on the side of any page, there's a bar below the ticker which says "Change Ratings". Below this there should be a slider for each team (or else click Change Ratings and the sliders should appear).

                              1. Kings of Lyon ★
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 10 Years
                                1 month, 9 days ago

                                Yes, but that would be very hacky and take time adjusting all the ratings so i could have my 5 defenders at the top

                          9. abhirup780
                            • 6 Years
                            1 month, 9 days ago

                            Antonio or DCL who will score more in next 5 GW?

                            1. Daniel - Go Granville
                              • 11 Years
                              1 month, 9 days ago

                              Antonio if fit

                          10. AD2110
                            • 3 Years
                            1 month, 9 days ago

                            Have 2 FT and 0.1 ITB. There any changes you would make to this team?

                            McCarthy,
                            Robbo, Saiss, Chilwell
                            Salah, Pulisic, Grealish, Son
                            DCL, Kane, Wilson

                            Steer, Mitchell, Dallas, Stephens

                            1. luk46
                              • 2 Years
                              1 month, 9 days ago

                              Wilson out imo

                          11. Alberto Tomba
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 7 Years
                            1 month, 9 days ago

                            Are Digne owners holding or selling? and if selling to who?

                            Is Digne's price safe because he's red flagged, or because it was a red card can he still go down?

                            1. SeaMonster10
                                1 month, 9 days ago

                                I had Digne and I have sold. The price still falls so sell him for a player with growing potential. I have gone Dias.

                                1. Alberto Tomba
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 7 Years
                                  1 month, 9 days ago

                                  helpful to know Digne's price will likely drop a fair bit if I hold over the next 2.5 weeks. Dias, interesting.. that's unusual 🙂

                              • leo_messi
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 9 Years
                                1 month, 9 days ago

                                dont know what to do with him:

                                A) Digne -> Chillwell straight swap for free
                                B) Digne Jimenez -> Strujk Kane for -4

                              • Pipermaru
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 5 Years
                                1 month, 9 days ago

                                If his red card isn't overturned (which is what I'm expecting) there's no point to hold onto him to be honest, he'll be back for LEE,bur and then fixtures turns to much worse. Plus he's expensive so you can really use that funds for another good player, I'm thinking about two options, cheap defender and upgrade my rather cheap midfield or more 1:1 swap to guys like Chilwell/Reguilon/Dias/Saiss.

                                1. Alberto Tomba
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 7 Years
                                  1 month, 8 days ago

                                  Cheers Pipermaru. I think you've confirmed to me i need to sub him