Scout Notes

Why Arsenal’s defenders are worth monitoring despite being downed by Vardy

Arsenal 0-1 Leicester City

  • Goal: Jamie Vardy (£10.0m)
  • Assist: Cengiz Under (£5.9m)
  • Bonus: Kasper Schmeichel (£5.5m) x3, Vardy x2, Christian Fuchs (£4.5m) x1

A fairly turgid affair at the Emirates was settled by a late Jamie Vardy (£10.0m) winner, a goal that saw Leicester City move to within a point of top spot in the Premier League.

With Brendan Rodgers initially setting his side up in a striker-less wing-back system and Arsenal struggling for invention in the final third, the game looked be meandering towards an inevitable 0-0 before Vardy’s intervention.

Emulating the tactics that brought success at the Etihad in Gameweek 3, Rodgers was asked about his “masterplan” after the game:

I don’t know about masterplan, but it was the plan. It was the idea to deny space and keep our lines tight, and then obviously play through the pressure, so yes, it worked very well for us.

I thought we started the game well, first five or 10 minutes. We had good possession and then, of course, when you come away to play against any top team, you’re going to have to deal with pressure.

Then, into the second half, our lines were even tighter, we were in a better start position for our pressure, and then we enjoyed a lot more of the ball and always looked a threat.

CASE FOR THE (ARSENAL) DEFENCE

It seems incongruous to start this piece by talking up a backline that succumbed to defeat on Sunday and are without a clean sheet since Gameweek 1 but, such is the brand of football currently being served up by Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal, their defensive Fantasy assets are arguably more appealing than those further forward right now.

Despite facing Manchester City and Liverpool away, a West Ham United side that are scoring for fun and now fourth-place Leicester, the Gunners have shipped just seven goals this season – only Aston Villa, who have played a game less, have conceded on fewer occasions.

Brighton are the only Premier League team at the time of writing who have allowed fewer shots in the box per match this season, meanwhile.

In the shape of Thomas Partey (£5.0m), Arsenal now also hope they possess a top-class midfield general who can add further protection to their backline.

While Rodgers will argue that his tactics worked perfectly on Sunday, the Foxes hadn’t had a single shot within 25 yards of goal before Vardy’s 79th-minute opener.

Arteta said of his side’s display after the game:

I was really pleased with the first half, the way we pressed, the aggression we showed against a team that are very capable of breaking that pressure and creating chances against you. We were very effective against that, we were on top of the game, we restricted them to nothing, we had the right opportunities to attack good space and create some chances.

An injury to the ball-playing David Luiz (£5.5m) disrupted the Gunners at both ends of the pitch but Arteta wasn’t sure of the severity of the issue, saying:

I don’t know. We’ve lost a few players in the last week or so. David had a muscular problem and he couldn’t carry on – we’ll have to assess him in the next 48 hours.

Arsenal’s fixtures are mixed at best over the coming month but they sit top of our Season Ticker from Gameweeks 12-20 and their defenders, more of whom in the Premium Members Analysis section, are names to monitor from that point.

Wesley Fofana (£5.0m), incidentally, was excellent for the visitors, as he was last week.

AUBA ALL RIGHT

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£11.7m) was finally moved off the left flank on Sunday – and switched over to the right.

Arteta’s aversion to playing the Gabon international centrally continues and the premium FPL midfielder again had few sights of goal, with his early, off-target header from a Kieran Tierney (£5.4m) cross being the only time he touched the ball in the Leicester box.

Aubameyang has now blanked four Gameweeks in a row, the first time that has ever happened since his move to the Premier League.

The recalled Alexandre Lacazette (£8.4m) again had the better chances, seeing an early header ruled out for offside before fluffing his lines from another Tierney delivery close to goal.

With there being few goals from central midfield and rotation a big possibility (other than Aubameyang) further forward, there seems little appealing about Arsenal’s attack at present – especially while the fixtures remain iffy.

VARDY RETURNS

Back from a brief lay-off with a calf problem, Vardy emerged for the final half an hour of yesterday’s game and continued his fine run of form against the Gunners: this was his 11th goal in 12 meetings with the red half of north London.

The veteran striker nodded in Cengiz Under‘s (£5.9m) square ball after a superb, defence-splitting pass from Youri Tielemans (£6.4m) had set the Turkish winger free of the Arsenal defence.

Vardy was later denied a second goal when Bernd Leno (£5.0m) saved his one-on-one effort in stoppage time.

All six of the striker’s goals have come on the road this season (four from the spot, of course) and it is Leeds away next up for the Foxes, who have looked more comfortable on the break at Manchester City and Arsenal than they have on the front foot in their last two outings at the King Power Stadium.

Vardy said of his comeback:

Me and the manager spoke yesterday and that was always the plan because I’m coming back from a little niggle. You don’t want to be chucked straight in, it’s about feeling your way back into it.

It was probably going to be the last 20 minutes or half an hour and that’s what has happened, and luckily I came on and made an impact and we can take three points home.

Harvey Barnes (£7.0m) had begun the game as an “out of position” centre-forward in Rodgers’ striker-less set-up, getting little joy from the Arsenal backline before his 74th-minute withdrawal.

Explaining his decision to omit Kelechi Iheanacho (£5.7m), Rodgers says:

Iheanacho can hold the ball, but I didn’t feel we needed that, so Harvey was there to stretch the game. The idea was always to bring Jamie on. Him and Cengo [Under] came on and Marc [Albrighton] made a valuable contribution too.


Arsenal XI (4-3-3): Leno; Bellerin, Luiz (Mustafi 49′), Gabriel, Tierney; Ceballos, Xhaka, Partey; Saka (Pepe 65′), Lacazette, Aubameyang. 

Leicester City XI (3-4-3): Schmeichel; Fofana, Evans, Fuchs; Castagne, Tielemans, Mendy, Justin; Praet (Vardy 59′), Barnes (Under 74′), Maddison (Albrighton 81′). 

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1,125 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Flynny
    • 5 Years
    28 days, 2 hours ago

    another tricky captaincy call coming up. What do u reckon?

    A....Salah v West ham

    B....son v bha

    C ...kane

    Thanks

    1. caldracula
      • 4 Years
      28 days, 2 hours ago

      Kane for me

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

      It's still Salah at home.

      West Ham do look good but if Thiago is fit I think they'll win heavily.

    3. sozopol
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      28 days, 2 hours ago

      yeah probably Kane

    4. sully29
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      28 days, 2 hours ago

      Salah.

    5. DAZZ
      • 6 Years
      28 days, 2 hours ago

      Mo salah.

    6. Rains of Castamere
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      28 days, 2 hours ago

      Kane

    7. farmerfat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      28 days, 2 hours ago

      Salah for me

      1. Flynny
        • 5 Years
        28 days, 2 hours ago

        Hard to resist Salah at home...

      2. Big_Andy_GAWA
        • 9 Years
        28 days, 2 hours ago

        Gonna give Salah another chance, I think...

    8. DARE TO BISCAN
      • 2 Years
      28 days, 2 hours ago

      It's a crapshoot. But, if you don't cap Salah at home to Westham, when do you?

      1. Catastrophe
        • 9 Years
        28 days, 2 hours ago

        When Kane isn't at home to Brighton? 🙂

        1. DARE TO BISCAN
          • 2 Years
          28 days, 2 hours ago

          Flip a coin Kane vs Son. I'd probably pick Son. Except I'd pick Salah. I trust Brighton def over West Ham. Not confident, like. Could well change my mind (several times) between now and then. Also, I'm on my week off work. So drunk right now.

          1. jesus jesus
            • 8 Years
            28 days, 2 hours ago

            Kane on pens.
            Have front 7 pen takers now !!

            1. DARE TO BISCAN
              • 2 Years
              28 days, 1 hour ago

              Ooh. I bet you could make a team of pen takers. I challenge thee!

              1. jesus jesus
                • 8 Years
                28 days, 1 hour ago

                no defenders on pens - i think ??
                Bring back Baines lol

              2. jesus jesus
                • 8 Years
                28 days, 1 hour ago

                Would take 3 defenders on free kicks though ?

                1. DARE TO BISCAN
                  • 2 Years
                  28 days, 1 hour ago

                  Where's Ian Harte when you need him? Rude.

                  1. jesus jesus
                    • 8 Years
                    28 days, 1 hour ago

                    Still no 'lord' yet either ?

                2. DARE TO BISCAN
                  • 2 Years
                  28 days, 1 hour ago

                  Cresswell, TAA, Dunk?

    9. Catastrophe
      • 9 Years
      28 days, 2 hours ago

      Kane

    10. Catastrophe
      • 9 Years
      28 days, 2 hours ago

      There should be a dual captain chip!

    11. I Must Break You
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      28 days, 1 hour ago

      For what it's worth...
      Salah 6 goals and 2 assists in 6 career games against WHU
      Son 1 goal, 1 assist in 5 career games against BHA
      Kane 4 goals, 0 assists in 6 career games (with Spurs) against BHA

      1. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        27 days, 23 hours ago

        I remember seeing these stats for Sterling vs West Ham

        1. I Must Break You
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          27 days, 23 hours ago

          Yeah that's why I lead with "For what it's worth..." I'm not making a value judgment on who is the best captain pick, just providing facts. I think all 3 are completely viable options. Good luck

          1. Flair
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            27 days, 21 hours ago

            Fair, good luck.

  2. Jimbo-Jones
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    28 days, 2 hours ago

    Zaha or Grealish?

  3. HenrikFPL
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    28 days, 2 hours ago

    Martinez (Steer)
    Robertson Castagne Saiss (Lamptey Mitchell)
    Salah Son Foden Trossard (Podence)
    Kane Ings DCL

    2 FT’s, 0.7 ITB.

    Not really sure what to with my transfers this week...

    My first thought was
    Trossard + Podence (bench) + 0.6
    —> Grealish + Soucek (bench)

    Yay/nay?

    If you got other suggestions I would really appreciate the help.

  4. Jon Walter's Hatty
    • 7 Years
    28 days, 2 hours ago

    GW2 transfer

    Son to Bruno

    Season ender...

    1. Big_Andy_GAWA
      • 9 Years
      28 days, 2 hours ago

      You didn't get him back again, I'm guessing...?

    2. sully29
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      28 days, 2 hours ago

      Frankly you were lucky to get the returns from Bruno you did. It could very easily have been worse.

      1. Big_Andy_GAWA
        • 9 Years
        28 days, 2 hours ago

        Indeed...!

      2. Jon Walter's Hatty
        • 7 Years
        28 days, 2 hours ago

        I wildcarded Bruno out in GW3 for City and Wolves.

  5. TomSaints
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    28 days, 2 hours ago

    Ouch is LMS score 34?

    On 33 =[

    1. Ragabolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      28 days, 2 hours ago

      Looks like it 🙁

      1. TomSaints
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        28 days, 2 hours ago

        My fault for backing Brighton!

        Also J Rod’s 2 points over PVAs 1 mattered after all

  6. FPL Kaka
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    28 days, 2 hours ago

    Is Mendy 5m looking like a steal? Making some great saves and Silva seems to be getting more into the groove

    1. PascalCygan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      28 days, 2 hours ago

      Could be. I’m settled on Martinez for now but that seems good value

    2. baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      28 days, 2 hours ago

      They played five at the back. Maybe better to monitor for a moment.

  7. Hotdogs for Tea
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    28 days, 2 hours ago

    Carnage - Aguero, Reguilon & Struijk on WC ... OR doubled from 130k to 250k, gutted as all the good work being eroded.

    FPL is a cruel mistress

    1. PascalCygan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      28 days, 2 hours ago

      Wildcards often come good in their second or third weeks. Keep the faith! I wasted mine GW3

      1. Hotdogs for Tea
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        28 days, 2 hours ago

        thanks, onwards and upwards ... nothing worse than a red arrow after a WC

    2. wulfranian
      • 4 Years
      28 days, 2 hours ago

      Unlucky

  8. PascalCygan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    28 days, 2 hours ago

    Bottomed with this one. Would appreciate some early thoughts please?

    A) Jimi > Kane (free)

    B) TAA + Maupay > (Dallas/KWP) + Kane (-4)

    1FT 2.5 ITB
    Martinez
    TAA Saiss Justin
    Salah Son Bruno Podence
    Jimi DCL Maupay

    Steer Struijk Mitchell Reed

    Thanks!

    (Would like to upgrade Podence but Kane the priority)

    1. FC Hakkebøf
      • 3 Years
      28 days, 2 hours ago

      A

      1. PascalCygan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        28 days, 2 hours ago

        Cheers. That was the original plan. But Jimi/Maupay making me waver!

  9. Big_Andy_GAWA
    • 9 Years
    28 days, 2 hours ago

    What are Reguilón owners doing? José liked Davies' aerial prowess for tonight's game. I think Reg. could start vs. Brighton...

    1. EgyptianKing
      • 2 Years
      28 days, 2 hours ago

      I would be happy to own him! If you have him don’t sell for sure imo

      1. ididnt
        • 9 Years
        28 days, 2 hours ago

        Keeping. Want to earn back my -4

  10. EgyptianKing
    • 2 Years
    28 days, 2 hours ago

    Lads would you keep Saiss? Have 5.5 to spend on that position if needed.

    1. FC Hakkebøf
      • 3 Years
      28 days, 2 hours ago

      Why wouldn't you keep him?

      1. EgyptianKing
        • 2 Years
        28 days, 2 hours ago

        Mainly because of fearing him being benched

    2. Big_Andy_GAWA
      • 9 Years
      28 days, 2 hours ago

      Why would you want to sell?! Great C.S. chances and is playing on left side of midfield or as a wing-back. I think he is super to own...

    3. Traction Engine Foot
      • 2 Years
      28 days, 2 hours ago

      I'm keeping him unless he actually gets dropped.

    4. sully29
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      28 days, 2 hours ago

      Keep until he's benched. Especially as he's still rising in price.

    5. Phil's Stamps
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      28 days, 2 hours ago

      Keep, unless you have an aversion to points.

    6. EgyptianKing
      • 2 Years
      28 days, 2 hours ago

      Ahah, cheers all! Will keep

  11. antoinehude
    • 4 Years
    28 days, 2 hours ago

    Can I have your opinion guys? 😉

    A)
    Martinez
    Alexander-Arnold / Chilwell / Justin
    Salah / Son / James Rodriguez / Grealish
    Kane / Calvert-Lewin / Maupay or Bamford (need suggestion)

    B)
    Martinez
    Cresswell / Chilwell / Justin
    Salah / Bruno Fernandes / Son / James Rodriguez / Grealish
    Kane / Calvert-Lewin

    C)
    Martinez
    Cresswell / Zouma / Justin
    Salah / Son / James Rodriguez / Grealish
    Kane / Calvert-Lewin / Vardy

    So basically:

    A) Alexander-Arnold / Maupay or Bamford
    B) Cresswell / Bruno Fernandes
    C) Zouma / Vardy

    1. ZLNR
      • 4 Years
      28 days, 1 hour ago

      C

  12. Forza Papac
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    28 days, 2 hours ago

    Masuaku or Coufal? Not much between them stats wise.

    1. antoinehude
      • 4 Years
      28 days, 2 hours ago

      Coufal

    2. danieltbl21
      • 1 Year
      28 days, 1 hour ago

      COUFAL

  13. Ajax Hamsterdam
    • 6 Years
    28 days, 2 hours ago

    another dreadful week...

    digne to castagne for free

    yes or no ?

    thanks

    1. antoinehude
      • 4 Years
      28 days, 2 hours ago

      Yes

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 6 Years
        28 days, 2 hours ago

        cheers

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

      Leicester's fixtures aren't looking great

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 6 Years
        28 days, 2 hours ago

        just cant think of a better replacement for digne who can provide some decent attacking returns.

        1. Gandalf
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          28 days, 2 hours ago

          Presume you have Chilwell already? Otherwise he's your man

          1. Ajax Hamsterdam
            • 6 Years
            28 days, 2 hours ago

            yes i do, thanks gandalf 🙂

  14. drughi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    28 days, 2 hours ago

    From 41k>123k in one gw and my team looked so awesome on papper. Urgh

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 6 Years
      28 days, 2 hours ago

      123k still a very good rank though

  15. FPL Kaka
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    28 days, 2 hours ago

    Who is a better 4.4m pick?

    A) Lewis

    B) Lascelles

    1. Big_Andy_GAWA
      • 9 Years
      28 days, 2 hours ago

      Is Jamal Lewis only 4.4 mill.?! Not bad! He obviously gets further forward and gets some balls into the box. Lascelles a bit of a threat from corners, etc. Jamal for me..

    2. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 6 Years
      28 days, 2 hours ago

      what about balbuena for west ham?

    3. baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      28 days, 2 hours ago

      Killman?

  16. Gudjohnsen
    • 3 Years
    28 days, 2 hours ago

    Captain:

    A. Salah
    B. Kane
    C. Son

    1. I Must Break You
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      28 days, 2 hours ago

      Yes

      1. JBG
        • 2 Years
        28 days, 2 hours ago

        This

  17. manu4life99
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    28 days, 2 hours ago

    A) Maupay >6.7m fwd (Bamford?)
    B) Robbo,Maupay > Balbuena,Werner (free)

    Martinez
    Robbo Saiss Chilwell
    Salah Son Grealish Jrod
    Kane DCL Maupay

    steer soucek lamptey mitchell

    1. AgentRed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      28 days, 2 hours ago

      Either A) or wait a week and bring in Antonio

  18. camarozz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    28 days, 2 hours ago

    So for my lucky Saiss pts last nite I get Reguilon no show tonight as payback. And Dallas last on bench

  19. drughi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    28 days, 2 hours ago

    Lamptey>kilman a decent move to free up some funds?

    1. danieltbl21
      • 1 Year
      28 days, 1 hour ago

      Only if you have 2 FT

  20. Shark Team
    • 3 Years
    28 days, 2 hours ago

    Maupay to Antonio this or next gw?
    *Can also play double Saiss Kilman Def and bench Maup

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 6 Years
      28 days, 2 hours ago

      i d be tempted this week, wait for fitness news obviously

  21. HollywoodXI
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    28 days, 2 hours ago

    Mahrez to Zaha done. Turning off FPL for a few days after a shocking GW.

    1. Utopsis
        28 days, 1 hour ago

        It might yet get worse after that transfer...

    2. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      28 days, 2 hours ago

      Scoutcast will be hilarious this week 🙂

    3. Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      28 days, 2 hours ago

      Week from hell. I've sunk into oblivion. Might be the last time I play.

      1. I Must Break You
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        28 days, 2 hours ago

        We'll miss you

        1. Ajax Hamsterdam
          • 6 Years
          28 days, 2 hours ago

          blimey do you know all the posts by heart ? impressive 😉

          1. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 11 Years
            28 days, 2 hours ago

            They are pretty repetitive in his history.

        2. PompeyUpNorth!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          28 days, 2 hours ago

          Lol

      2. Royal5
        • 9 Years
        28 days, 2 hours ago

        Most had a poor gw tbf

      3. Jon Walter's Hatty
        • 7 Years
        28 days, 2 hours ago

        I suspect your oblivion may differ somewhat from mine

      4. TLF
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        28 days, 2 hours ago

        Life is short mate, there are countless ways to spend time and enjoy ourselves, if this game genuinely brings you suffering, walk away from it, honestly not worth stressing yourself out.

        1. Jon Walter's Hatty
          • 7 Years
          28 days, 2 hours ago

          Probably causes us more stress than himself

        2. Fudgy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          28 days, 2 hours ago

          I'm addicted though, I literally can't stop

          1. Sloane426
            • 1 Year
            28 days, 1 hour ago

            You’re mentally weak for even considering retirement. No one wants advice from losers in life. You and Brosstan should **** off together.

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

        See you on Friday

    4. Hibbopotamus
      • 6 Years
      28 days, 2 hours ago

      Any urgent moves need doing here? Lot of guys here I'm not *thrilled* about but don't feel are worth moving immediately, so I'm thinking over saving the FT. TAA to Robbo? ASM to Barkley? Shift a FW to Bamford?

      McCarthy (Button)
      TAA, Saiss, Walker-Peters (Mitchell, Taylor)
      Salah, Son, James, Saint-Maximin (Stephens)
      Werner, Jimi, DCL

      1 FT, 1.2m IT

    5. Royal5
      • 9 Years
      28 days, 2 hours ago

      Any Wilson owners around? Switched to him from Che Adams 2 gw ago. Shocking outcome. And Newcastle look awful. Actually considering reversing the transfer.

      1. KUN+10
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        28 days, 2 hours ago

        Def hurting, shipped Ings for him

      2. PompeyUpNorth!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        28 days, 2 hours ago

        Yep and I’m keeping .. not bad games and on pens.

        1. Royal5
          • 9 Years
          28 days, 2 hours ago

          Don't like his fixtures tbh. And Newcastle play very defensievly.

      3. AgentRed
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        28 days, 2 hours ago

        I'm keeping him for now as he's returning at about the rate I hoped for. Will probably ship to Antonio in a bit.

        I think it's the nature of players in this price bracket that they'll go hot and cold and it's just bad luck if you have them at the wrong time. I'd be surprised of Adams suddenly proves himself massively more consistent than Wilson.

        1. Royal5
          • 9 Years
          28 days, 2 hours ago

          Yh but Che at least gets chances.

      4. I Must Break You
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        28 days, 1 hour ago

        2 words: Points... chasing...

    6. KUN+10
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      28 days, 2 hours ago

      Bruno-Klich to Zaha-Grealish for free? 0.8 itb 2 FT

      Current team:

      Martinez Steer
      Saiss Chilwell Reguilon Taylor Mitchell
      Bruno Son Salah JRod Klich
      Kane Wilson Brewster

      1. AgentRed
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        28 days, 2 hours ago

        I'd keep Bruno, more reliable than either of the other two. Maybe change one of Mitchell/Taylor/Reguilon then roll the other FT so you have 2 next week. Or downgrade Klich to give you more money to upgrade Wilson/Brewster.

        1. KUN+10
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          28 days, 1 hour ago

          Thank you

    7. AgentRed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      28 days, 2 hours ago

      I know Zaha is current favourite pick but I'm a bit hesitant on bringing him in. Palace bottom of the pack for creativity and goal threat overall and I think Wolves and Burnley away in the next 2 are both quite tough fixtures.

      Anyone else mulling this over?

      1. F_Ivanovic
        • 5 Years
        28 days, 2 hours ago

        he could score a hattrick next game and I'd still be finding a reason to swerve him

      2. Wılly
        • 7 Years
        28 days, 2 hours ago

        I am, I have Bale and not sure whether to keep him for another 2 weeks or call it quits and move on. Zaha doesn't set the world alight for me but allows me exact funds to bring in KDB for Son

        1. AgentRed
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          28 days, 2 hours ago

          I think I'd want to keep Son and try and find a way to upgrade Bale if you're set on having KDB.

          The other Zaha alternatives I'd look at are all a bit pricier e.g. Pulisic, so limit upgrades I could do elsewhere, but I much prefer the fixtures

          1. Wılly
            • 7 Years
            28 days, 1 hour ago

            My alternative would be to convert Bale to Werner, as a holder for Jesus and therefore keep Son

      3. Utopsis
          28 days, 1 hour ago

          Not to mention that he's no longer on pens now that Mili is back

          1. jesus jesus
            • 8 Years
            28 days, 1 hour ago

            He 1st pick now ??

            1. Utopsis
                28 days, 1 hour ago

                No, Mili is 1st choice penalty taker when he plays

                1. jesus jesus
                  • 8 Years
                  28 days, 1 hour ago

                  Why was he not playing - injured ??

                  1. Utopsis
                      28 days, 1 hour ago

                      Yep, but he is back now

                      1. Charlie's Eagles
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 6 Years
                        28 days, 35 mins ago

                        He wasn’t injured, Mili is just no longer nailed in the midfield

          2. CrouchDown
            • 8 Years
            28 days, 2 hours ago

            Save FT for next GW?

            Martinez

            Saiss Bellerin Justin

            Salah Sterling Son Foden

            Kane DCL Watkins

            Subs: Steer, Bissouma Mitchell Taylor

            1. Traction Engine Foot
              • 2 Years
              28 days, 2 hours ago

              Yeah.

          3. fcsaltyballs
            • 4 Years
            28 days, 2 hours ago

            Reckon an injury this week could throw a spanner in the works ?!

            1. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 11 Years
              28 days, 2 hours ago

              50% chance.

          4. jam sandwich
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            28 days, 2 hours ago

            Martinez - Steer
            Robertson - Chilwell - Saiss - Lamptey - Branthwaite
            Salah - Son - Rodiguez - Pulisic - Bissouma
            Kane - DCL - Maupay

            2FT 0.0ITB

            Maupay + Branthwaite --> Antonio + Kilman??

            1. Ajax Hamsterdam
              • 6 Years
              28 days, 2 hours ago

              just do maupay to antonio and save one