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. AdamJ91
    • 4 Years
    29 days, 9 hours ago

    1 FT; 0.0 ITB

    Martinez, Steer
    Regulion, Chilwell, Saiss, Lamptey, Ferguson.
    Salah, KDB, Son, Trossard, Anguissa
    Kane, DCL, Watkins

    A) Save
    B) Watkins > Bamford/Adams

    1. Mile Plankton
      • 7 Years
      29 days, 9 hours ago

      A for me

    2. Joggers Nipple
      • 11 Years
      29 days, 9 hours ago

      A

  2. Ragabolly
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    29 days, 9 hours ago

    Risers: Zaha (7.3) Grealish (7.3) Jorginho (5.3) Saïss (5.3)

    Fallers: Haller (6.1) Mendy (5.9) Carroll (5.3) Neves (5.3) Bryan (4.8) Cédric (4.7) Benkovic (4.3)

    1. the dom 1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      29 days, 9 hours ago

      1 up - cheers Raga 🙂

    2. shiraz
        29 days, 9 hours ago

        2-0
        Thanks Ragabolly.

      • Mile Plankton
        • 7 Years
        29 days, 9 hours ago

        3 up, no Jorgi

      • TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        29 days, 9 hours ago

        Cheers Ragabolly 🙂

      • K_UN_DE_BRU_YNE
        • 3 Years
        29 days, 9 hours ago

        Cheers raga !!!

      • CroatianHammer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        29 days, 9 hours ago

        1-0 and happy at that...

      • waldo666
        • 10 Years
        29 days, 8 hours ago

        Cheers Ragabolly.

      • Forza
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        29 days, 4 hours ago

        17-0, 125.9 TV, 8.4 million rank 🙂

        Cheers 🙂

      • Thescaff
        • 1 Year
        29 days, 3 hours ago

        4 up, nice one

      • Daniel - Go Granville
        • 11 Years
        28 days, 21 hours ago

        2 up boom. Again no one practically fell in price

    3. Joggers Nipple
      • 11 Years
      29 days, 9 hours ago

      Morning, team is doing badly BUT have 2FT and cant really see how to use them?

      Martinez
      TAA Saiss Chilwell
      James Pulisic Grealish Salah Son
      Ings DCL

      Forster Dallas Brewster Banthwaite
      0.0 ITB 2FT
      A. Do nothing
      B. Ings to Antonio (leaves enough for Son to KDB later) but going off this
      C Trent downgrade
      D Anything else???

      Thanks for any thoughts

      1. Boberella
        • 4 Years
        29 days, 9 hours ago

        Good team. I wouldn't burn a FT though. Maybe Pulisic to someone else? TAA could go to Robbo.
        Ings is ticking along nicely, so I wouldn't lose him. (I'd actually lose DCL before I lose Ings, as I think DCL's output may be affected by no Digne and Richarlison)

        1. Joggers Nipple
          • 11 Years
          29 days, 9 hours ago

          Cheers,

          it will prob be burn a ft or trent to robbo. Thanks

      2. UNDERWORLD7
        • 9 Years
        29 days, 8 hours ago

        It’s a nice team. Can’t think of much to do there unless a plan is there to bring in maybe a city mid or Kane. Most likely i’d agree with the trent downgrade, and bank the cash.

        1. Joggers Nipple
          • 11 Years
          29 days, 8 hours ago

          Cheers

      3. Og
        • 4 Years
        29 days, 4 hours ago

        Trent to Kilman (he and saiss cover each other incase of rotation.)
        Pulisic to KDB when you are ready

    4. UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      29 days, 9 hours ago

      Not a clue where to use 2FT's here guys, any ideas ya could throw my way?

      Appreciate any insight here.

      Martinez
      Saiss - Robertson - James
      Trossard - Son - Salah - Pulisic - Rodriguez
      DCL - Kane
      ____________________________________
      Forster: Brewster: Mitchell: Dunne

      1.3 ITB, 2FT's.

      Obviously Trossard, James & possibly brewster look like outs, maybe James + Trossard + Brewster > Chillwell + 5.1 mid + Bamford for a cheeky -4, i dunno 🙂

      Thanks guys.

      1. Joggers Nipple
        • 11 Years
        29 days, 9 hours ago

        Same ish position with 2fts. Just James to Chilwell? Or if your idea for -4 with Souchek?

        1. UNDERWORLD7
          • 9 Years
          29 days, 9 hours ago

          Yeah I thought Soucek actually for that cheap spot.
          Shame really, just last night before the price changes i could of brough Bamford Chillwell and Jorginho in for the ones above out, but price changes quickly ruined that plan 🙂

      2. Mile Plankton
        • 7 Years
        29 days, 9 hours ago

        Don't think it's woth a hit.
        Probably only James & Trossard out. Punt on Foden maybe.

        1. UNDERWORLD7
          • 9 Years
          29 days, 9 hours ago

          Yeah i’m not feeling great about the hit either, seems needless with 2 free’s. I only just got rid of Foden about 3 GW’s ago but he could be worth a punt again, but then would be 0.1 off doing James to Chillwell annoyingly

          1. Mile Plankton
            • 7 Years
            29 days, 8 hours ago

            I don't see many guys in that 6-6.5 price range worth investing in. Maybe Barkley or Helder Costa. Villa has fixtures and Leeds are on form.

            1. UNDERWORLD7
              • 9 Years
              29 days, 8 hours ago

              Yeah me neither, best going cheaper for that slot. Barkley is a decent shout but i’ll probs just do James + Trossard TO Chillwell + Soucek to make way for possibly the following GW

      3. Boberella
        • 4 Years
        29 days, 8 hours ago

        James out and/or Trossard to Zaha/Grealish

        1. UNDERWORLD7
          • 9 Years
          29 days, 8 hours ago

          Cheers man 😉

    5. Mile Plankton
      • 7 Years
      29 days, 9 hours ago

      Ok. this is it

      Guiata-Pickford
      James-Justin-Saiss-Lamptey-Mitchell
      Salah-Son-Zaha-Grealish-Hendrick
      Kane-DCL-Bamford

      2.9 itb, 1 FT
      Can't afford Hendrick->Hames for free

      How about
      Pickfawk & Hendrick -> Martinez & Hames for a hit?

      1. Phil's Stamps
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        29 days, 9 hours ago

        Yes but keep an eye on Hames' injury news.

        1. Mile Plankton
          • 7 Years
          29 days, 8 hours ago

          Yeah, it'll have to wait. I hope some price change don't ruin the plan

      2. Boberella
        • 4 Years
        29 days, 8 hours ago

        Bit of a bench dilemma if you get Hames for Hendrick.
        Having those two keepers makes no sense, so I'd definitely lose Pickford.

    6. Cesc Pistols
      • 6 Years
      29 days, 9 hours ago

      2 FTs: Digne + Jimmy ➡ 4.5 + Kane

      What defender in that price bracket to get? (Heard Kilman is not nailed.)

      1. Cesc Pistols
        • 6 Years
        29 days, 9 hours ago

        Team:

        Ryan, Walton
        TAA, Digne, Justin, Mitchell, Taylor
        Salah, Sterling, Son, Soucek, Stephens
        DCL, Jimenez, Wilson

      2. K_UN_DE_BRU_YNE
        • 3 Years
        29 days, 9 hours ago

        Ayling/dallas
        Masuaku/coufal
        Konsa/targett
        kwp/vestegaard
        Tons of options !!!

        1. Cesc Pistols
          • 6 Years
          29 days, 8 hours ago

          Thanks, mate!

      3. Phil's Stamps
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        29 days, 9 hours ago

        With the rest of your team you need someone who is definitely nailed otherwise soon you may only have two starting defenders. For me the obvious is Targett as you don't have Martinez, good fixtures long-term too.

        1. Cesc Pistols
          • 6 Years
          29 days, 8 hours ago

          I do plan to do Ryan ➡ Martinez at some point, but that's an excellent shout -- especially because I don't fancy Leeds defence too much. Cheers!

      4. Boberella
        • 4 Years
        29 days, 9 hours ago

        Leeds Def for me. Probably Ayling

        1. Cesc Pistols
          • 6 Years
          29 days, 8 hours ago

          Do you think Leeds will be better defensively than, say, Villa?

          1. Boberella
            • 4 Years
            29 days, 8 hours ago

            Probably 50/50 with Villa. Ayling and Dallas look good attacking. Both could have easily scored a lot more attacking points so far. Targett is another good option though, as on FKs.

      5. Mile Plankton
        • 7 Years
        29 days, 9 hours ago

        Targett from Villa.
        Maybe Clyne as a differential.
        They have good fixtures comming.

        1. Cesc Pistols
          • 6 Years
          29 days, 8 hours ago

          Great shout. Thanks a lot, mate!

      6. I Must Break You
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        29 days, 6 hours ago

        Not only is Kilman not nailed, but their fixtures about to turn nasty after GW7. I wouldn't be bringing in any Wolves at the moment.
        I'm going for Coufal in GW8, but don't tell anybody. I think he's an overlooked gem.

    7. davies
      • 6 Years
      29 days, 8 hours ago

      A) Dunne > Dallas
      B) Barnes > Zaha
      C) Save

      1. Cesc Pistols
        • 6 Years
        29 days, 8 hours ago

        B

      2. Mile Plankton
        • 7 Years
        29 days, 8 hours ago

        Barnes is a dead waste, get rid.

        1. Boberella
          • 4 Years
          29 days, 8 hours ago

          This

      3. Must.Go.Faster.
          29 days, 8 hours ago

          If you get Zaha, you’ll always be known as a “Casual” on this site, SMH...

          That said, B

      4. Niho992
        • 2 Years
        29 days, 8 hours ago

        Good ebening lads. How r u? 1 FT and 0.5 iTB. Thinking to save transfer.

        McCarthy
        Trent-Bavies-Ayling
        Son-Grealish-Salah-Barnes
        Kane(C)-Mitrovic-Jimenez

        Steer-Justin-Mitchell-Bissouma

        Thoughts?

        1. Cesc Pistols
          • 6 Years
          29 days, 8 hours ago

          Barnes to Zaha?

          1. Niho992
            • 2 Years
            29 days, 8 hours ago

            Fancy more Barnes vs Leeds than Zaha vs Wolves. Also Barnes will become JRod in 2/3 GWs. Thx !

            1. Mile Plankton
              • 7 Years
              29 days, 8 hours ago

              In that case, Barnes->Hames now.

              1. Mile Plankton
                • 7 Years
                29 days, 8 hours ago

                Oh, sorry. Didn't realize you can't afford now.

                1. Niho992
                  • 2 Years
                  29 days, 8 hours ago

                  Yup. Thats reason why i want to save transfer and ditch Bavies/Trent in GW 8.

      5. I Member
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        29 days, 8 hours ago

        Who to lose for Chilwell; Justin or Lamptey?

        1. Cesc Pistols
          • 6 Years
          29 days, 8 hours ago

          Lamptey

        2. Boberella
          • 4 Years
          29 days, 8 hours ago

          Justin.
          Lamptey is passing the eye test for me and has been unlucky not to score more FPL points.

      6. Forza Papac
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        29 days, 8 hours ago

        Start KWP or Targett?

        1. Mile Plankton
          • 7 Years
          29 days, 8 hours ago

          Targett

        2. I Must Break You
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          29 days, 7 hours ago

          Normally I would say Targett because of home field advantage, but this year so far it's actually reversed -- players are averaging more points on the road than at home.
          In the 4 seasons preceding this one, defenders, for instance, had home field PPM averages that were 112% (+/- 2% each season) of their overall PPM, with average PPM on the road at 88% of their overall PPM.
          This season it's reversed. Home field PPM is 87%, and away PPM is 113% of the overall average. I don't know that there's actually an advantage to playing on the road so far in the post-lockdown world; i.e. maybe it might even out to a wash, but so far this is the pattern, over 476 player-games that I've tracked.
          By the way, this phenomenon of players scoring more on the road is true across all positions this year -- GK, DEF, MID, and FWD.

          Having said all this, I still like Villa's D a bit better than Southampton (5 GA in 5 games, vs 9 GA in 6 games), and I am currently starting Targett, with KWP on the bench. I may change my mind.

      7. shiraz
          29 days, 8 hours ago

          Have 2FT and 2.2 ITB, not sure what to do with my team. Quite like the look of it, that why i am in a dilemma. Need different opinion, any suggestions? Thanks in advance.

          Ryan McCarthy
          Robbo Saiss Lamptey PVA Dunne
          Salah Son Hamez Grealish Anguissa
          DCL Jim Maupay

          1. Mile Plankton
            • 7 Years
            29 days, 8 hours ago

            I'd look to get Kane in. Probably for Jim

            1. shiraz
                29 days, 8 hours ago

                Which mean i have to downgrade pva to upgrade jim. But jim have been scoring for 2 weeks, not easy to let him go

                1. SpiritRising
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  29 days, 8 hours ago

                  Wolves not creating too many chances and now their fixtures list stiffens. Id prefer Kane and another palace defender than pva/Jimi. Definitely over the next 2 fixtures.

                  I'm debating switching Werner to Kane for the next two myself, although Chelsea fixtures better than wolves for a while so tougher decision.

                2. Mile Plankton
                  • 7 Years
                  29 days, 8 hours ago

                  I get it. And a very promissing game coming up.
                  Any chance to bring Kane for Moupay? Probably only by downgrading Robbo.

          2. Somar
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            29 days, 8 hours ago

            Just finished listening to the Mark Sutherns podcast with the 3 Amigos. Mark is a brilliant man. Very humble and gracious.

            1. Yank Revolution
              • 9 Years
              29 days, 7 hours ago

              There's a reason he's a ledge

          3. JURGENAUT
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            29 days, 8 hours ago

            Is fantasy football fix’s transfer spy any good?

            1. TorresMagic™
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 11 Years
              29 days, 8 hours ago

              Doubt it works with the new FPL.

            2. I Must Break You
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              29 days, 6 hours ago

              I don't know about the transfer spy function, per se, but I haven't been impressed with the FFFix Assistant Manager "single click optimize" feature this season. Keeps recommending that I transfer in Greenwood each week even though he's not even starting at the moment. And now it's saying Salah out for KDB. It also loves Maguire for some unknown reason. Last season I thought it gave me legitimate options to think about, but this season it has been utterly useless.

          4. Littlefish92
            • 5 Years
            29 days, 8 hours ago

            Best aguero replacements took a punt on him and did not work

            1. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              29 days, 7 hours ago

              Antonio if fit, then upgrade a mid.

          5. JURGENAUT
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            29 days, 8 hours ago

            Robbo worth a transfer out? If so for who?

            Rest of defence is: Saiss, lamptey, Justin, Mitchell

            Cheers

            1. Boberella
              • 4 Years
              29 days, 8 hours ago

              I'd want Chilwell for the next few, although wouldn't be keen on losing Robbo.

              1. JURGENAUT
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                29 days, 8 hours ago

                Hmm, dilemma time for me I guess aha

                1. Boberella
                  • 4 Years
                  29 days, 8 hours ago

                  much ITB?

                  1. JURGENAUT
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    29 days, 8 hours ago

                    0.2 ITB
                    1FT

                    Current team:

                    McCarthy
                    Robbo - Saiss - Justin
                    Salah - Son - Zaha - Grealish
                    Kane - Ings - DCL

                    Bench: Forster - Lamptey- Mitchell - Stephens

                    1. Boberella
                      • 4 Years
                      29 days, 6 hours ago

                      Ah, ok, so Robbo the only avenue then by the looks of it.
                      I do believe Chilwell will outscore Robbo over the next 3, so I'd do it.

            2. K_UN_DE_BRU_YNE
              • 3 Years
              29 days, 7 hours ago

              Hold this GW for robbo !!!

          6. jdp219
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            29 days, 8 hours ago

            2FTs, 1.5itb
            1) Podence > Foden & save
            2) Davis > Bamford & save
            3) TAA, Podence > Robbo, Grealish (or Zaha)
            4) TAA, Davis > Robbo, Antonio (if fit)
            Something else, perhaps?

            McCarthy
            TAA, Saiss, Justin
            Salah, Sterling, Son, Soucek, Podence
            Ings, Jimenez
            (Nyland; KWP, Mitchell, Davis)

            1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
              • 4 Years
              29 days, 8 hours ago

              2

            2. Boberella
              • 4 Years
              29 days, 6 hours ago

              2

            3. I Must Break You
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              29 days, 6 hours ago

              2

          7. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
            • 4 Years
            29 days, 8 hours ago

            What to do here?
            McCarthy (Steer)
            TAA Saiss KWP(Justin)(Mitchell)
            Salah Son Grealish Hamez (Bissouma)
            Kane Ings Maupay

            1ft,0.2 itb

            Thinking TAA to Chilwell after UCL games, or should I save and do it next week?

            Can also do Maupay to Bamford

            1. Disturbed
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              29 days, 8 hours ago

              Save

            2. Reyson
              • 4 Years
              29 days, 8 hours ago

              I wil sel maupay

            3. Joggers Nipple
              • 11 Years
              29 days, 8 hours ago

              Bamford move

            4. Offs!de
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              29 days, 7 hours ago

              Maupay to Wilson/ Bamford

            5. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
              • 4 Years
              29 days, 7 hours ago

              Cheers guys

          8. Reyson
            • 4 Years
            29 days, 8 hours ago

            Anybody selling calvert for ings? Or shouldnt do that..

            1. Holmes
              • 7 Years
              29 days, 8 hours ago

              Not yet but it will happen soon...

            2. I Must Break You
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              29 days, 7 hours ago

              Because of one bad game? I wouldn't. (Full disclosure: I have both)

            3. Boberella
              • 4 Years
              29 days, 6 hours ago

              I've got both, but I have a feeling Everton may go a bit quiet over the next couple/few with Richa and Digne out. They looked gash against the saints and should have lost by more.

          9. pakornk
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            29 days, 8 hours ago

            Can someone tell me what transfer should I do? I have 2 FTs.

            Martinez, Forster
            TAA, Semedo, Chilwell, Dallas, Mitchell
            Salah, Sterling, Son, Grealish, March
            Maupay, Bamford, DCL

            On one hand I'm happy with the team despite the woeful points this gw, but I would like to do 1 transfer. So any suggestions?

            1. Bushwhacker
              • 1 Year
              29 days, 8 hours ago

              Don’t think March and Maupay are doing you any favors in the long run.

              1. pakornk
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                29 days, 7 hours ago

                Thanks. Any suggestions on who to buy for Maupay?

            2. Holmes
              • 7 Years
              29 days, 7 hours ago

              March to Bissouma and save some cash. Maupay to Antonio can also work.

              1. pakornk
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                29 days, 7 hours ago

                Thanks!

          10. Albrightondknight
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            29 days, 7 hours ago

            Will Antonio actually drop this week or not He has been hovering around -98 for a day or two.
            If he drops to 6.2
            I can do Castagne and Davis
            To Antonio and 3.9 defender next week
            I presume it’s better to have Antonio than Castagne from GW 8 the other 2 are fodder.

          11. kobewan
              29 days, 7 hours ago

              Just did a 2 FT, I think it was a wrong move just might have been better to save it.

              Maupay, Ryan > Bamford, Martinez

              now my team looks like this

              Martinez (McCarthy)
              Saiss, Robertson, Chilwell, (Kilman, Mitchell)
              Hames, Grealish, Son, Salah, (Stephens)
              Bamford, DCL, Kane

              Was the move justified?

              1. Albrightondknight
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                29 days, 7 hours ago

                Can’t see how they were bad moves. Chill have a beer 🙂

                1. kobewan
                    29 days, 7 hours ago

                    was thinking about the FT's was saving it just in case.

                2. Joggers Nipple
                  • 11 Years
                  29 days, 7 hours ago

                  good moves

                  1. kobewan
                      29 days, 7 hours ago

                      hopefully, thanks mate.

                  2. HMC
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    29 days, 7 hours ago

                    A little sideways but the moves look ok

                  3. I Must Break You
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    29 days, 7 hours ago

                    I just did Ryan to Martinez myself. BHA conceding to WBA was the final nail in the coffin for Ryan. He was going to go anyway, but today's result made keeping him a completely untenable option.
                    Bamford probably a better value than Maupay given Leeds attacking nature.

                    So to answer your question, your team looks stellar. Well done.

                    1. kobewan
                        29 days, 3 hours ago

                        thank you, the GK position for me was just about who is playing who, I just thought BHA would have a better chance of keeping a CS than McCarthy against Everton but BHA still conceded and Maupay blanked twice already.

                    2. Boberella
                      • 4 Years
                      29 days, 6 hours ago

                      They aren't bad moves at all.

                  4. Offs!de
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    29 days, 7 hours ago

                    What seems priority transfer? Have 0.8m ITB.
                    Current team:
                    McCarthy/ Steer
                    TAA, Ayling, Justin, Mitchell, Vinagre
                    Salah, Son, James, Podence, Reed
                    Kane, DCL, Jimenez

                  5. Albrightondknight
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    29 days, 7 hours ago

                    You know it’s been a bad week when you are kicked out of LMS this early in the season.
                    Thanks for doing this each year TM.
                    I don’t mean kicking me out - I mean organizing it 🙂

                    1. Yank Revolution
                      • 9 Years
                      29 days, 7 hours ago

                      What is the cutoff this week?

                      1. Albrightondknight
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        29 days, 7 hours ago

                        34
                        I was 35 but -4 for a hit
                        6.2Mil GW rank has to be my worst ever. Until a year or two ago not even that many were playing 🙂
                        You gotta laugh sometimes

                        1. I Must Break You
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 2 Years
                          29 days, 6 hours ago

                          Chin up. You flipped 11 coins this week and 9 of them came up tails. It doesn't happen often, but it happens to everyone eventually.

                    2. TorresMagic™
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • Has Moderation Rights
                      • 11 Years
                      29 days, 7 hours ago

                      Cheers and good luck for the rest of the season. 🙂

                  6. La Roja
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    29 days, 7 hours ago

                    Start one please:

                    A) Mitchell
                    B) Justin
                    C) Lamptey

                    1. K_UN_DE_BRU_YNE
                      • 3 Years
                      29 days, 7 hours ago

                      I am starting mitchell hoping he retain his spot & wolves cry could be 0-0. Too much hope !!! gonna fail for sure still playing mitchell.

                  7. MikeLowrey
                    • 2 Years
                    29 days, 7 hours ago

                    2FT and no idea how to use them yet. Any priority targets?

                    Martinez, Foster
                    Robbo Semedo Lamptey KWP Mitchell
                    Salah Son Pulisic Grealish Trossard
                    Kane DCL Brewster

                    Pulisic, Semedo & Trossard probably the 3 on the chopping block

                  8. The Man Pastore
                    • 6 Years
                    29 days, 7 hours ago

                    Who is the best midfield for 8.4M or lower in you opinion?

                    1. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      29 days, 7 hours ago

                      Hames

                    2. I Must Break You
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      29 days, 7 hours ago

                      Grealish, Zaha, Rodriguez. The order is debatable. Long term I think I prefer Hamez, but upcoming fixtures for G and Z make them probably the best picks in the short term.
                      I also like McGinn for value given upcoming fixtures if you might want to upgrade another position.

                  9. The Knights Template
                    • 7 Years
                    29 days, 7 hours ago

                    If Fulham v West Brom next week is pay per view, how much can I expect to be paid?

                  10. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
                    • 4 Years
                    29 days, 7 hours ago

                    Bench1
                    A) Justin
                    B) KWP
                    C) Maupay

                  11. Slitherene
                    • 2 Years
                    29 days, 7 hours ago

                    Which combination for the next 2?

                    A) Werner (bur, SHU), Reguilon (wba)
                    B) Vardy (lee, WOL), Cresswell (FUL)

                    1. Christina.
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      29 days, 7 hours ago

                      b by a mile

                  12. Andrew K
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    29 days, 7 hours ago

                    Thoughts,
                    To own Kane, should i sell sell Jimenez or Wilson which Davis is on bench ??