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. King Mo
    • 7 Years
    28 days, 5 hours ago

    Trossard to who? Max 6.0. My other mids are Salah, Sterling, Son and Zaha. I'm thinking Barkley but Armstrong is tempting.

    1. King Mo
      • 7 Years
      28 days, 5 hours ago

      I like Jorginho too but I play 352 and I'm not sure if he's good enough to be a starting 5th mid?

      1. thegaffer82
        • 9 Years
        28 days, 5 hours ago

        I’ve got a similar amount of money to replace Podence (6.2)...

        Stand out choice is Barkley. But he doesn’t excite me. He blows mostly cold, then briefly scores big.

        May save 2FT’s & combine Podence exit with TAA downgrade & get Grealish instead

        1. King Mo
          • 7 Years
          28 days, 5 hours ago

          Yeah in your position I'd definitely do that.

    2. Rondon9
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      28 days, 5 hours ago

      Barkley

    3. waldo666
      • 10 Years
      28 days, 5 hours ago

      I shipped JWP for McGinn this week and although it bit me in the back side I still think McGinn represents value. Or the pessimist in me would say the Villa bubble has burst and we'll all be looking to ship them out soon!

    4. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      28 days, 5 hours ago

      Souchef

    5. Lukakus Unit
      • 1 Year
      28 days, 4 hours ago

      I have Jorginho and think he’s underrated here. He’s Chelsea’s main penalty taker and cheap.

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

        If he stays in the team I agree, Barkley had a fluke debut, wouldn’t expect it to repeat. My worry about Jorginho is being dropped for the “easy” games where they’ll just have Kante as the holding player.

  2. fleagle1888
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    28 days, 5 hours ago

    Had Leno in goal this week so paid close attention to Arsenal defence.
    Gabriel was giving me the heeby-jeebies! Agree with the potential of having Tierney but he is even 0.4m more than Bellerin at the moment.
    Bellerin should have had a red card but also almost scored after that with a good on target volley.

  3. kobewan
      28 days, 5 hours ago

      Hello,

      What an horrendous week for casauls like me, Is this a good move?

      Maupay/Grealish/Robertson > Ings/Zaha/Justin(-4)

      1. Rondon9
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        28 days, 5 hours ago

        That's a horrible move IMO Would defo keep Grealish Robbo

      2. Traction Engine Foot
        • 2 Years
        28 days, 5 hours ago

        I definitely wouldn't be selling Grealish and Robertson this week.

      3. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        28 days, 1 hour ago

        Downgrades across the board ... noooo

    • waldo666
      • 10 Years
      28 days, 5 hours ago

      I get the feeling I'm like quite a few here when I look at my team I can't see too much wrong it's just not producing the points atm?

      1. Bookkeeper
        • 3 Years
        28 days, 5 hours ago

        different problem to me, i'm leaving a lot of points on my bench, so i'm struggling with team selection!

        1. waldo666
          • 10 Years
          28 days, 5 hours ago

          I'm certainly not having that problem, my back up keeper and third on the bench have both left their respective clubs for a start!

          1. Bookkeeper
            • 3 Years
            28 days, 5 hours ago

            well, least you won't be kicking yourself, i've left 37 pts on the bench in the last two gameweeks!
            FPL does boil down to decision making in the end.
            If your team looks good, be patient, don't make changes. Those players will bring in the points.

            1. waldo666
              • 10 Years
              28 days, 5 hours ago

              Cheers mate, that's the plan this week, sit tight, see if they come good and if not 2 FT's to try and sort it the week after.

              1. Bookkeeper
                • 3 Years
                28 days, 5 hours ago

                GL for the GW

                1. waldo666
                  • 10 Years
                  28 days, 5 hours ago

                  Thanks, same to you.

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

        whats your team sir ?

    • Reyson
      • 3 Years
      28 days, 5 hours ago

      Martinez
      Dallas chilwell saiss
      Salah(C) grealish son pulisic
      Kane bamford dcl

      Subs: steer asm kwp lamptey

      Gtg? Or change capt to kane.
      I still cant forget the chance where salah hit the post, such an easy chance):

      1. thegaffer82
        • 9 Years
        28 days, 5 hours ago

        I’m switching to Kane this week.

        So, probably best to stick with Salah 😉

    • Rondon9
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      28 days, 5 hours ago

      I've had seasons where I finished inside Top 10k with 18pts GWs and so, it happens

      1. Rondon9
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        28 days, 5 hours ago

        Reply fail to Waldo666

      2. waldo666
        • 10 Years
        28 days, 5 hours ago

        Yeah, early days mate for sure.

      3. King Mo
        • 7 Years
        28 days, 5 hours ago

        Those were obviously the GWs you owned big Rondon 😉 😆

      4. kobewan
          28 days, 5 hours ago

          you gave us hope..

        • HenrikFPL
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          28 days, 5 hours ago

          Good to hear. Before season start my goal was to beat my best finish, but with a pretty poor start I have changed
          that goal to a top10k finish. Would be grand to achieve it.

      5. HenrikFPL
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        28 days, 5 hours ago

        Thinking about using my 2FT’s on
        Trossard + Podence (bench) —> Grealish/Zaha and Soucek (bench)

        1. Transfer yay/nay?
        2. If yay: whom of Zaha and Grealish should I get? Got no other Palace/Villa offensive players.

      6. iL PiStOlErO
        • 1 Year
        28 days, 5 hours ago

        Ramsdale
        TAA Justin Mitchell
        Salah(C) Sterling Son Bissouma
        Kane DCL Watkins

        Steer KWP TaylorRomeu

        0.1 itb, 1ft

        Ramsdale to:

        A) Martinez
        B) Mendy
        C) save

      7. wulfranian
        • 4 Years
        28 days, 5 hours ago

        Bench one:
        a)Targett
        b)Pva
        c)James

        1. Bookkeeper
          • 3 Years
          28 days, 5 hours ago

          b) CPL look like conceding at anytime

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

          B. Not nailed

          1. King Mo
            • 7 Years
            28 days, 5 hours ago

            Neither is C though so it's a headache.

        3. King Mo
          • 7 Years
          28 days, 5 hours ago

          Is selling James for a nailed starter and then benching PVA at all an option?

          1. wulfranian
            • 4 Years
            28 days, 5 hours ago

            If James starts in the Champions League then i will sell him yes.

        4. wulfranian
          • 4 Years
          28 days, 5 hours ago

          cheers

        5. baps hunter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          28 days, 5 hours ago

          A

      8. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        28 days, 5 hours ago

        Evening all. Another pants GW and still languishing just above 2M OR. Any early ideas what to do with my FT here?

        2FT 0.5itb
        Martinez
        Robbo, Chilwell, Dallas
        Salah, Son, Pulisic, Grealish
        Kane (C), DCL, Maupay
        (Forster) (KWP, Stephens, Braithwaite)

        Thinking of one of:
        A) Maupay > Bamford/ Antonio (if fit) (roll FT)
        B) Braithwaite > Kilman (roll FT)
        C) Maupay, Braithwaite > Bamford/ Antonio, Kilman (2FT)

        Thoughts?
        Cheers!

        1. The Littlest Robbo
          • 5 Years
          28 days, 5 hours ago

          A, another week to monitor Kilman

          1. baps hunter
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            28 days, 5 hours ago

            He will be 4.2 but if he keeps his slot, it's still a steal. If he doesn't it's 2 transfers (8 pts) wasted for nothing. Marcal may still take it and Saiss continue in starting XI. There is speculation, yes, but .1 is hardly worth the risk.

      9. Disturbed
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        28 days, 5 hours ago

        2 fts, 0.3m itb. No changes I can really think of for this team. Branthwaite > Kilman?

        Martinez
        Robbo chilwell Ward
        Salah son pulisic jamez grealish
        Kane dcl

        Forster lamptey Brewster branthwaite

        1. Rondon9
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          28 days, 5 hours ago

          Sounds good

      10. Major League Shocker
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        28 days, 5 hours ago

        With Spurs keeping a CS, is there reason to believe Doherty will now become first choice?

        Sam Bonfield correctly predicted he would come back into the team after the West Ham disaster.

        1. Ragabolly
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          28 days, 5 hours ago

          They will be rotated indefinitely until one is injured or something..

          1. Ragabolly
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            28 days, 5 hours ago

            That's Doherty and Aurier

          2. Major League Shocker
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            28 days, 5 hours ago

            Cheers Ragabolly!

        2. El Niño Yanqui
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          28 days, 5 hours ago

          Doherty is the better defender against Burnley

          Aurier is better against speedier and athletic teams

          They probably rotate

      11. Tony Martial
        • 1 Year
        28 days, 5 hours ago

        Best Aguero replacement?

        Have Kane.

        1. The Littlest Robbo
          • 5 Years
          28 days, 5 hours ago

          Ings or Antonio

        2. Garam MOSALAH
          • 7 Years
          28 days, 5 hours ago

          Werner for punt

        3. El Niño Yanqui
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          28 days, 5 hours ago

          Bamford looks cheap and productive

          DCL was the cats meow until this week

          Wilson is cheap and gives you 2 to 5 points per game

          Werner is high end but has provided poor returns

          Ings is money

          Jimi is scoring on very limited opportunities and FPL is even counting the own goals for him

          Maupay is like Jimi

          Mitrovic is shot machine and getting cheaper

          Firmino is toxic wastes

          Martial might comeback but currently toxic waste

      12. Garam MOSALAH
        • 7 Years
        28 days, 5 hours ago

        Podence to

        A) Grealish/Barkley
        B) Zaha
        C) Save FT

        1. wulfranian
          • 4 Years
          28 days, 5 hours ago

          c

      13. Reyson
        • 3 Years
        28 days, 5 hours ago

        Continue to capt salah?

        1. The Littlest Robbo
          • 5 Years
          28 days, 5 hours ago

          The Brighton defence looked really shaky against West Brom, I'll be captaining either Kane or Son

          1. Major League Shocker
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            28 days, 5 hours ago

            Yeah, if form means anything at all, surely Kane and Son have it.

          2. El Niño Yanqui
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            26 days, 14 hours ago

            Brighton looks weak and ripe for PILLAGE

            No Dunk.

            Tiny Lamptey has the IQ of 1/3 of an Average Singaporian. The kid is dumb and always out of position. Then he commits fouls, he might be related to Aurier.

            But Salah also looks ripe to PLUNDER somebody.

            I think the Crowd picks Kane but Salah is due some goals.

            Let us not forget that Spurs should have beat West Ham 6-3. They really threw the game away and Moyes never closed ranks. He invited the crazy game.

      14. Somar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        28 days, 5 hours ago

        What's the LMS score to survive this week? I think I'm safe with my 60 points but not too sure.

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

          Not safe- with score that high going to have to be enquiry to ensure legitimate!

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

          63

      15. bryant
        • 6 Years
        28 days, 5 hours ago

        That’s funny the scout league is the only league where I had a green arrow. Rough week.

      16. Futureform
          28 days, 5 hours ago

          Is Kilman nailed, and under what circumstance will he drop out of the Wolves team?

          1. El Niño Yanqui
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            28 days, 5 hours ago

            Saiss is OOP because of injuries.

            Saiss goes back to his position when a winger returns.

            Saiss is so bad as a winger, no way they can afford to leave him there

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

            If Saïss moves into best position in back 3 and Marcal takes up Jonny position

          3. Futureform
              28 days, 5 hours ago

              Thanks all. Isn't Marcal fit now? Just wondered if Nuno is trying to keep Kirkman in.

          4. dunas_dog
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            28 days, 5 hours ago

            Rodriguez to Zaha ? Yes or No

            Bit of a concern Everton not looking so good with Richarlison out for 2, defence in disarray now Digne out for 3 and Rodriguez not 10% fit

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

              * 100%!

            2. HVT
              • 10 Years
              28 days, 5 hours ago

              No

            3. Mile Plankton
              • 7 Years
              28 days, 4 hours ago

              I still want Hames.
              Was thinking Zaha->Hames, but Zaha is basicaly only one to do something for Palace so I'll probably keep. But I wouldn't sell Hames to Zaha.

          5. Infected by ebolasie
            • 4 Years
            28 days, 5 hours ago

            Podence to Grealish for free?

            1. HVT
              • 10 Years
              28 days, 5 hours ago

              No

            2. F_Ivanovic
              • 5 Years
              28 days, 4 hours ago

              sure

            3. Lukakus Unit
              • 1 Year
              28 days, 4 hours ago

              Easily.

          6. De Gea is GOAT
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            28 days, 5 hours ago

            Morning guys! Do we think Digne's red card will be reversed? Would it possibly be before next GW? Thanks heaps

            1. Major League Shocker
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              28 days, 5 hours ago

              No

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

              Nope

              1. De Gea is GOAT
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                28 days, 4 hours ago

                Thank you

          7. SomeoneKnows
            • 4 Years
            28 days, 5 hours ago

            Martinez (Forster)
            Robbo, Chilwell, Saiss (Dallas, Mitchell)
            Salah, Son, Rodriguez, Grealish (Soucek)
            Kane, DCL, Maupay

            0.5m ITB, 2 free transfers

            A) Maupay + Soucek > Brewster + Zaha
            B) Maupay > Antonio
            C) Maupay > Bamford
            D) Mitchell > Kilman
            E) Other ideas

          8. El Niño Yanqui
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            28 days, 5 hours ago

            Kane not getting 3 bonus points was FUBAR!

            No Kane, Burnley wins 1-0

            He set up the goal and stopped a goal.

            King Kane was the MOM no Doubt!

            1. Lukakus Unit
              • 1 Year
              28 days, 4 hours ago

              FPL’s baps system is rubbish. It should be used to build up players who do things on the pitch that are valuable, but don’t show up on the scoresheet. Instead, it injects steroids into the points hauls of scorers and goalkeepers who are already getting a load of points.

          9. thetommy14
              28 days, 5 hours ago

              Maupay + Reguillon > Bamford + Castagne yes for 2FT?

              1. El Niño Yanqui
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                26 days, 14 hours ago

                What do you like about Castagne to spend a precious trade?

                Seem like equal prospects to me, with Castagne being more expensive.

                Also, the way Castange fouled Grealish, seems like a Nutter to me. I would have given him two yellows within 60 minutes.

            • white lightning
              • 7 Years
              28 days, 4 hours ago

              I just brought Lamptey this week & while I was watching the game I thought bha are rubbish - poor control, poor passing & played like a bunch of cats in the 2nd half. And it didn't help the manager made imo poor substitutions like taking March off. You could tell in the 2nd half that wha would score & they deserved it because they were the only team trying. Now I want to sell Lamptey to Dallas. Yes or no. Thanks.

              Martinez, Steer
              Robertson, Saiss, Justin, Lamptey, Mitchell
              Salah, Son, JRod, Grealish, Burke
              Kane, Jimenez, DCL

              1. Mile Plankton
                • 7 Years
                28 days, 4 hours ago

                I would probably save FT.

                1. Mile Plankton
                  • 7 Years
                  28 days, 4 hours ago

                  He is 4.7 defender. He is like the last guy you expect points from.
                  I see no reason in wasting FTs on those guys.

              2. HVT
                • 10 Years
                28 days, 4 hours ago

                Avoided Lamps basically cause BHA are crap.
                He’s due fo sure tho...

            • Bennyboy1907
                28 days, 4 hours ago

                Martinez 4mil
                Robbo Chilwelll Saiss (lamptey) (Mitchel)
                Salah Son Grealish Pulisic Hamez
                Jiminez DCL (Davies)

                What do I do? Any advice pls I need some help teem scored next to nothing almost.
                And have 0.7ITB

              • steven8991
                • 4 Years
                28 days, 4 hours ago

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

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

                1.1ITB

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

                1. waldo666
                  • 10 Years
                  28 days, 4 hours ago

                  I'd be looking to do something like C, could do it over 2 GWs for free.

                2. HVT
                  • 10 Years
                  28 days, 4 hours ago

                  E sort that mid out.

                3. Mile Plankton
                  • 7 Years
                  28 days, 4 hours ago

                  Not a fan of your formation. I'd invest in midfield a lot more
                  Bissouma & TAA -> Hames & ?how much?

              • Mile Plankton
                • 7 Years
                28 days, 4 hours ago

                What's the average team value around here?
                102.6 here

                Thanks in advance

                1. UNDERWORLD7
                  • 9 Years
                  28 days, 4 hours ago

                  103 here

                  1. Mile Plankton
                    • 7 Years
                    28 days, 4 hours ago

                    Nice. I am trailing in my mini leagues, but guys ahead are all at around 100m still. Hoping for value to give me some boost down the stretch.

              • fcsaltyballs
                • 4 Years
                28 days, 4 hours ago

                I'm sure many are in a similar position, on paper i like my team but its not getting me the points...

                Martinez
                Robertson Chilwell Saiss
                Salah Son James Grealish Sterling
                DCL Watkins

                Forster Dallas Brewster Ferguson

                2 FT, 0.0 itb

                1. Watkins >> Bamford
                2. Sterling Watkins >> Foden Kane
                3. Sterling >> KDB
                4. Something else ?

                Thanks

                1. waldo666
                  • 10 Years
                  28 days, 4 hours ago

                  Yep, was just saying the same above. I'd probably look to do something with Watkins but not sure Bamford is the answer. 2 could work out OK but I really think Son is enough Spurs.

                  1. fcsaltyballs
                    • 4 Years
                    28 days, 4 hours ago

                    they just have 2 very juicy fixtures dont they... thinking maybe Kane in for BHA and WBA, then potentially switch the transfer back to get KDB in for citys nice run of games... ?

                2. Mile Plankton
                  • 7 Years
                  28 days, 4 hours ago

                  Not getting you points this week*
                  Its a good team.
                  I wouldn't do 1 or 3

                  I might do 2, but Kane looked dead tired tonight. They have Europa on Thursday, and he'll probably rest. He is a must these days.

                  I would defo hold until all midweek games are done.

                  1. fcsaltyballs
                    • 4 Years
                    28 days, 4 hours ago

                    yes hopefully Kane gets a good rest this midweek

                    i think given his ownership its too risky going without him the next 2 games

              • Lukakus Unit
                • 1 Year
                28 days, 4 hours ago

                Use my FT for Digne -> Chilwell?

                Yay or nay?

                1. waldo666
                  • 10 Years
                  28 days, 4 hours ago

                  Yay

                2. Phil's Stamps
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  28 days, 4 hours ago

                  yep

                3. Mile Plankton
                  • 7 Years
                  28 days, 4 hours ago

                  Y