Scout Notes

Why there is concern for Wolves’ FPL attackers despite another Jimenez goal

WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS 1-1 NEWCASTLE UNITED

  • Goals: Raul Jimenez (£8.5m) | Jacob Murphy (£4.9m)
  • Assists: None | Callum Wilson (£6.5m)
  • Bonus: Jimenez 3, Murphy x2, Romain Saiss (£5.2m) x 1

Newcastle United repeated their Gameweek 3 trick of wrestling a scarcely deserved point from the clutches of a miserable defeat at Molineux on Sunday.

Jacob Murphy‘s (£4.9m) late free-kick brought Steve Bruce’s side level, ten minutes after Raul Jimenez (£8.5m) looked to have given Wolverhampton Wanderers all three points with his fourth goal of the campaign.

While not quite a bogey team, the Magpies have proven to be a tough nut to crack for Wolves since their promotion back to the top flight: this was the fourth league meeting in a row between the two sides that has ended 1-1.

ATTACK HAMMERED

The supposed fixture swing for Wolves in Gameweek 3 hasn’t led to a glut of goals, with Nuno Espirito Santo’s side scoring on just three occasions in the last four matches – despite facing the likes of Fulham and Newcastle in that time.

After a promising start on Sunday, the game became a bit of a non-event and it underscored an ongoing issue with Wolves’ attack, particularly against the also-rans of the division.

Twelve of Wolves’ 16 shots against Newcastle, including Jimenez’s goal, came from outside the box, with the hosts not really creating a single gilt-edged chance all match.

Asked about whether other players bar his Mexican striker should be sharing the workload on the goalscoring front, Santo said:

Yes, of course. We want all the players to score the goals, of course. I want every player to score 30 goals if possible. That’s what I’m trying to work on, trying to improve.

We had a lot of shots, not all of them on target. Let’s try to improve on the final delivery and the clinical moment of shooting on goal, making the keeper work. We didn’t test the keeper too many times, not too many shots on target.

Perhaps the Gameweek 3 thrashing at West Ham was a turning point.

Since then, Santo has proceeded with caution in tactics and personnel: Adama Traore (£6.4m) hasn’t started a single game, the defensive-minded Leander Dendoncker (£4.9m) has started all three in central midfield and centre-half Romain Saiss (£5.2m), admittedly through necessity at first, has been deployed at wing-back.

Wolves have seldom battered sides since their return to top flight and, despite his early-season words about wanting more goals and giving his players “more freedom”, it could be that the defeat at the London Stadium was a reminder to Santo that his success so far has been predicated on solidity further back.

The loss of Diogo Jota (£6.3m) and Matt Doherty (£5.8m) has also deprived Wolves of two sources of goals, with their replacements impressing but so far not offering that same threat in front of goal.

PODENCE-IAL ROTATION RISK

Those Fantasy managers who moved for Daniel Podence (£5.5m) ahead of the aforementioned fixture swing have seen little for their investment, with the budget midfielder blanking again on Sunday.

The Wolves winger started the game very promisingly, chancing his arm from distance twice in the opening 10 minutes and forcing Karl Darlow (£5.0m) into one of just two saves he had to make all match.

A lovely bit of interplay beween the hosts’ front three led to another blocked Podence shot just after half-time, with the Portugal international then setting up both Jimenez and Pedro Neto (£5.0m) for chances of their own.

It all counted for nought though as he was hooked not long after the hour-mark for the third game running and the clamour for Traore’s return may be getting louder, with Podence potentially most at risk.

That’s because the equally-impressive Neto has been an ever-present starter this season and it’s perhaps significant that it has been Podence who has been hooked first in each of the last three Gameweeks, with Traore taking his place on two of those occasions.

SITTING ON DEFENCE

Wolves were already joint-top for clean sheets heading into Sunday’s match but they would have had an outright lead had Murphy’s free-kick not found its way past a poorly formed wall and an equally culpable Rui Patricio (£5.5m) in the dying minutes.

The visitors had created next to nothing before that, with their total of five efforts on goal the lowest of any side in Gameweek 6 so far.

Santo said of his side’s defensive display:

We were solid and didn’t allow chances to Newcastle, we were solid on that part. But, of course, we’re upset.

All the game we were in control, managing well. It was a good goal, but it was disappointing to make a mistake in the final moments of the game. The ball cannot go on that side of the wall. The set-up was not the correct one.

There is little concern about the competency of the Wolves backline (they have banked 12 clean sheets in their last 20 league games) but there may be a degree of uncertainty about the personnel within it.

Conor Coady (£5.0m) and Willy Boly (£5.5m) are nailed at the back and Nelson Semedo (£5.5m) looks fairly secure at present, but the left-hand-side of the defence is tougher to call.

Saiss cheekily banked a clean sheet and a bonus point thanks to his 68th-minute withdrawal with the score at 0-0, with that haul catapulting him back to the top of the FPL points table among Fantasy defenders.

The substitution itself might be a medium-term cause for concern, however, with Saiss understandably offering little in the way of attacking threat from left wing-back and replaced by a more natural fit in the shape of Marcal (£4.9m).

Wing-backs have been crucial to Wolves’ set-up under Santo and if Marcal is recalled this Friday, which is by no means a given, then it could be Saiss and Max Kilman (£4.1m) who are competing for that third centre-half spot alongside Coady and Boly.

The decision would have been an easier one to make had it not been for Kilman’s recent displays, with the former futsal star again turning in a solid showing on Sunday and denying Callum Wilson (£6.5m) with one fine challenge early on.

RAFA RETURNS

With Newcastle short of numbers in the middle of the park – a half-fit Isaac Hayden (£4.9m) only on the bench and Jonjo Shelvey (£5.4m) now set to be sidelined for a long period after groin surgery – Steve Bruce turned to the tactics of his predecessor for this match.

The resultant display was, not for the first time this season, predictably short on attacking threat, with Allan Saint-Maximin (£5.3m) cutting a frustrated figure despite given a free role and eventually taken off.

It did lead to a more solid defensive display following the 4-1 loss against Manchester United, however, with Wolves comfortably kept at bay for the most part and Jimenez only breaking the deadlock from distance.

It remains to be seen if the Magpies again set out with a defence-first approach to stop Everton in Gameweek 7, with Bruce explaining after the game that he wants his side to be “hard to beat” while also evolving from the Rafael Benitez era:

We didn’t have any natural midfield players who want to win the ball back today. We have to defend better than we have done of late, we have to be hard to beat.

We are trying to find a balance to the team, it won’t happen overnight but we are trying to change the way we play.


Wolverhampton Wanderers XI: Patricio, Kilman, Coady, Boly, Saiss (Marcal de Oliveira 68′), Neves (Moutinho 83′), Dendoncker, Semedo, Neto, Podence (Traore 68′), Jimenez.

Newcastle United XI: Darlow, Murphy, Lewis, Fernandez, Lascelles (Carroll 88′), Schar, Almiron, Hendrick, Fraser (Joelinton 78′), Saint-Maximin (S Longstaff 78′), Wilson.

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626 Comments Post a Comment
  1. lindeg
    • 2 Years
    29 days, 16 hours ago

    I feel like I should be getting Mane in before he becomes essential. Man looks incredible.

    1. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      29 days, 16 hours ago

      wish i didnt read this 🙂 was going to do Sterling to Mane but think I'll gamble Grealish & use funds elsewhere

    2. Joey Tribbiani
        29 days, 16 hours ago

        oh no no, he said the E word

        1. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          29 days, 16 hours ago

          Time to drop Mane for Neto

      • No Professionals
        • 3 Years
        29 days, 15 hours ago

        it is just so hard to own him and salah

        1. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          29 days, 15 hours ago

          I had a chance to do it and I blew it to get Kane.

          Let's see if I made the right choice.

      • Bury94
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        29 days, 15 hours ago

        I've got him and Salah and I won't be changing that any time soon

    3. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      29 days, 16 hours ago

      A: Saiss to Chilwell
      B: Podence to Pulisic

      (leaning A)

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        29 days, 16 hours ago

        B but not necessarily to Pulisic though, can see Podence being dropped soon

        1. kennethrhcp
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          29 days, 16 hours ago

          me too, cheers

          1. Miguel Sanchez
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            29 days, 16 hours ago

            Saiss is a decent option to keep whilst still first choice

            1. Boly Would
              • 4 Years
              29 days, 16 hours ago

              Agree with this. If he's a risk, I want to see him actually dropped before getting rid.

            2. baps hunter
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              29 days, 15 hours ago

              He scored one from offside in the previous match. I also noticed him close to goal, but he never got the ball to tap in. If he starts, plays 70 minutes and leaves the pitch before Wolves concede and gets bonus, my "hunt" has been successful! 😉

            3. kennethrhcp
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              29 days, 15 hours ago

              thanks lads!

    4. Nespinha
      • 5 Years
      29 days, 16 hours ago

      2FT 2.4ITB, any suggestions?

      Mccarthy, Steer
      Robbo, Saiss, KWP, Mitchell, Ferguson
      Salah, Bruno, Son, Podence, Pereira
      DCL, Werner, Davis

      1. ElliotJHP
        • 8 Years
        29 days, 16 hours ago

        If nothing is shouting out at you, I'd think about making a boring defensive move, Ferguson to a nailed 4.5 option perhaps.

      2. mikess
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        29 days, 16 hours ago

        Werner to Kane

      3. Black Knights
        • 8 Years
        29 days, 15 hours ago

        What do you want to do with Podence? I have 2FTs, nothing itb and im not sure if i should burn both to move him on, or give him Palace.

        1. Nespinha
          • 5 Years
          29 days, 15 hours ago

          I will give him another shot, he looked good yesterday just didn't get points

    5. davies
      • 6 Years
      29 days, 16 hours ago

      QUESTION TO TOP 6 FANS...

      Would you still support your club if you joined the European league and weren’t part of the domestic league?

      1. Bubz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        29 days, 16 hours ago

        Why wouldnt they?

        1. davies
          • 6 Years
          29 days, 15 hours ago

          Playing seemingly exhibition matches every week?

      2. Qaiss
        • 4 Years
        29 days, 15 hours ago

        I'm an Arsenal fan so can I answer this?

        I would lose a lot of interest in football if that happened. I don't think it will happen though.

        1. davies
          • 6 Years
          29 days, 15 hours ago

          Yep same even though it would benefit Leicester as we’d almost become favourites for the league every year

      3. Seanigula
        • 11 Years
        29 days, 14 hours ago

        I would...with the exception of this season, the 20 games a Top 6 team plays against the bottom 10 are mostly tedious...and maybe it’s boring for them to watch pretty much the same teams finish in the top places each season

    6. mikess
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      29 days, 16 hours ago

      Martinez
      Robertson, Saiss, Kilman
      Salah, Mane, Son, Rodriguez, Barkley
      DCL, Jimenez

      Steer, Micthell, Brewster, Dunne

      A) go without Kane

      B) downgrade Robertson or Jimenez to upgrade Jimenez for a - 4

      1. kennethrhcp
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        29 days, 16 hours ago

        A

        1. mikess
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          29 days, 16 hours ago

          Cheers

      2. Long ago I drew a walrus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        29 days, 16 hours ago

        Definitely B, downgrading Jimenez to upgrade Jimenez gives you an infinite loop whereby you can break the game and win FPL

        1. AlternativeB
            29 days, 16 hours ago

          • mikess
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            29 days, 16 hours ago

            Ha didn't realise that, confusing my ez's. Rodriguez i meant

      3. AlternativeB
          29 days, 16 hours ago

          Is JRod to Zaha a stupid move? Also have Wilson.. 2FT. Would like to hold. At least have 2FTs Next week. Don't know what to do

          1. GuenDoozy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            29 days, 16 hours ago

            Zaha arguably isn't a good pick this week

            1. AlternativeB
                29 days, 16 hours ago

                But me (and everyone) has JRod. Need some diff

                1. GuenDoozy
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  29 days, 16 hours ago

                  Zaha will be 26-28% owned too which isn't tiny. Jrod should come down to the 30% mark soon as casuals sell

                2. Klaren
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  29 days, 16 hours ago

                  Why do you need a differential in GW7? It’s just about getting the players you think will get the more points. If it was GW37, maybe ownership could come intonplay then.

                  1. Klaren
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    29 days, 16 hours ago

                    Into play*

            2. Flair
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              29 days, 16 hours ago

              Rodriguez faces Newcastle

          2. The Mighty Whites
            • 5 Years
            29 days, 16 hours ago

            Start one of the following or make a transfer to get one of them out?

            Lamptey
            Taylor
            Mitchell

            1. GuenDoozy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              29 days, 16 hours ago

              Taylor > Chilwell

            2. Flair
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              29 days, 16 hours ago

              Start Lamptey and hope for the best, don't see any standout picks in that bracket this week

              1. Camzy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                29 days, 15 hours ago

                Kilman...

            3. Nedvěd11
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              29 days, 16 hours ago

              Not a delicate situation..

              TBH I see Burnley might win or 0-0 draw against Chelski...
              Lamptey def. conceed
              Mitchell might not play..

            4. aborg
              • 3 Years
              29 days, 14 hours ago

              Would you use your 2FT to do Sterling and Jorginho -> Mane and Oriol Remeu for exact funds? (Already have Salah)

              1. aborg
                • 3 Years
                29 days, 14 hours ago

                Sorry wrong post

            5. aborg
              • 3 Years
              29 days, 14 hours ago

              Mitchell to Kilman

          3. King Kohli
            • 8 Years
            29 days, 15 hours ago

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

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

            1. Miguel Sanchez
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              29 days, 15 hours ago

              Lose a Pool def
              Swap Johnson to Kilman
              Upgrade Periera to Zaha/Grealish level

              1. King Kohli
                • 8 Years
                29 days, 15 hours ago

                That would mean still no Spurs which I'm not sure is ideal

            2. GuenDoozy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              29 days, 15 hours ago

              TAA, Sterling, Maupay > Chilwell, Son, Kane

              1. King Kohli
                • 8 Years
                29 days, 15 hours ago

                Would have been glad if I could afford that but sadly 0.5 short.

                1. Black Knights
                  • 8 Years
                  29 days, 15 hours ago

                  So think for yourself and choose a different defender.

                2. GuenDoozy
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  29 days, 15 hours ago

                  Do the same move with ings, and then you also have the funds to upgrade pereira

          4. JURGENAUT
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            29 days, 15 hours ago

            Time to shift Mitchell to Kilman or keep?

            1. wulfranian
              • 4 Years
              29 days, 15 hours ago

              Keep

            2. The Mandalorian
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              29 days, 15 hours ago

              PVA seems too Injury prone so Mitchell will likely get more gametime in the future.

          5. trafalgarlaw
            • 1 Year
            29 days, 15 hours ago

            3.2 ITB 0FT

            McCarthy
            Ayling Konsa Justin
            Salah Son Barnes Podence
            DCL Jimenez Aguero

            Nyland Mitchell Bissouma Digne

            What to do here
            A. Podence/Barnes -> Rodriguez (-4)
            B. Aguero -> Kane (-4)
            C. Other

          6. jimbo90
            • 5 Years
            29 days, 15 hours ago

            Martinez
            TAA Saiss Lamptey Mitchell Taylor
            Son Salah Foden Hamez Podence
            Kane DCL Brewster

            1 FT / 2.2m ITB

            Worth doing TAA & Podence > Kilman & Bruno for a -4?

            1. wulfranian
              • 4 Years
              29 days, 15 hours ago

              No

          7. Slitherene
            • 2 Years
            29 days, 15 hours ago

            Which player for the next 2?

            A) Werner (bur, SHU)
            B) Vardy (lee, WOL)

            1. trafalgarlaw
              • 1 Year
              29 days, 15 hours ago

              B

            2. Camzy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              29 days, 15 hours ago

              Werner.

              Fixtures breed form.

            3. All about the galacticos
              • 6 Years
              29 days, 15 hours ago

              A

            4. Flair
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              29 days, 15 hours ago

              If Lampard finally plays the dream triplet midweek the Werner will have plenty of service

            5. baps hunter
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              29 days, 15 hours ago

              The problem with Werner is that Burnley at least will park the double decker and there is no space for him to use his best weapon.

          8. The Mandalorian
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            29 days, 15 hours ago

            Man UTD have a new system in the past few games playing two CDMs to protect the defence. However it will likely affect attacking output.
            Ole plays 4 2 3 1 against Chelsea however against PSG he played 5 3 2.
            When Martial or Cavani is back he may opt for two strikers upfront.
            The new system is keeping out some of the best creative midfielders while he has guys who are prepared to run back and do more defensive work.
            I did want Bruno but if they play more on the counter then Martial or Rashford could be better value and AWB if defence improves.
            Any thoughts.

            1. All about the galacticos
              • 6 Years
              29 days, 15 hours ago

              Awful fixtures, wait couple weeks

            2. Flair
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              29 days, 15 hours ago

              Seems like Ole has lost faith in Pogba and wants to prioritize defensive solidity after the shambolic early displays from United. Probably a net loss overall for the attack but better for the defense, Paul was a liability. Hopefully Telles can nail a spot soon.

            3. No Professionals
              • 3 Years
              29 days, 15 hours ago

              Rashford is on my radar, has looked sharp and is decently priced.

              Fancy him from Gw9.

            4. Hotdogs for Tea
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              29 days, 14 hours ago

              With the exception of Moyes, MUFC tank in the second year of a new manager who then gets sacked. Reports are Ole is to be replaced by Poch. Therefore it makes sense to avoid their players for now.

          9. BNMC
            • 1 Year
            29 days, 15 hours ago

            For those that got DCL at 7.0, what would it take for you to consider selling?

            1. Klaren
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              29 days, 15 hours ago

              Injury or red card with 3 match ban.

            2. dbeck
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              29 days, 15 hours ago

              3 consecutive blanks

              1. baps hunter
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                29 days, 15 hours ago

                Depends on the reason for those blanks. If it is something like Richarlison, Digne and Hames out of the team or injured and they all come back in form, it's a different story.

          10. McDonger
            • 6 Years
            29 days, 15 hours ago

            Given Everton's performance vs Southampton, with Richarlison & (now) Digne suspended and Coleman injured, I'm wondering whether a swap of DCL to Vardy might be on the cards as a punt. Swapped Fernandes in last week for KDB given the injury situation and kinda want him out again given Utd's form.

            McCarthy
            Saiss : Justin : James
            Rodriguez : Salah : Fernandes : Son
            Kane : Bamford : DCL

            Nyland, Mitchell, Konsa, Anguissa

            A) Fernandes > KDB (shaky given City's form)
            B) Fernandes > Sterling (as above)
            C) Fernandes > Zaha/Grealish & DCL to Vardy
            D) Hold

            1. dbeck
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              29 days, 15 hours ago

              D

            2. Camzy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              29 days, 15 hours ago

              I'm looking to bring Fernandes in...

              They look a lot better now than they did at the start of the season. Martial is coming back soon. They had that really impressive win against PSG midweek and then ground out a pretty decent draw vs Chelsea where they were the more attacking side.

              I think there's more to come from them.

              1. No Professionals
                • 3 Years
                29 days, 15 hours ago

                yes i like the look of fernandes, I'd take him over KDB at the moment.

              2. Hart-ake
                • 3 Years
                29 days, 15 hours ago

                Fernandes over Rashford though?

                1. Camzy
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  29 days, 15 hours ago

                  Yes. Stats say Bruno over Rashford.

                  Rashford's recent uptick in performances are related to playing CF in Martial's absence.

              3. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                • 4 Years
                29 days, 15 hours ago

                Planning my moves to get him in 2 weeks. Will have to either get rid of Son or TAA to raise the funds.

              4. McDonger
                • 6 Years
                29 days, 15 hours ago

                I'm not convinced he'll get a return against Arsenal, feel like it will be another low scorer if not 0-0 like the Chelsea game, but can see his potential value for the weeks after.

                I could also drop Saiss for Vestergaard and go Fernandes > Mane but that leaves me without Wolves cover and Saiss is top of the defender pile at the minute.

                Feel like I've got pretty much every decision wrong over the last few weeks though so who knows.

                1. Camzy
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  29 days, 15 hours ago

                  Then stick. Don't make changes. Trust your initial decisions.

          11. Hart-ake
            • 3 Years
            29 days, 15 hours ago

            Best mid up to 8. 6 mil? Not Grealish.

            1. dbeck
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              29 days, 15 hours ago

              Kai, Bowen or Zaha

              1. Hart-ake
                • 3 Years
                29 days, 15 hours ago

                Kai over Puli?

          12. dbeck
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            29 days, 15 hours ago

            best defender, have 5.2m to spend?

            1. Hart-ake
              • 3 Years
              29 days, 15 hours ago

              Coufal or Cresswell

              1. dbeck
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                29 days, 15 hours ago

                cheers, is Frederiks now out the picture?

                1. Hart-ake
                  • 3 Years
                  29 days, 15 hours ago

                  Looking that way. And there should be plenty of assists coming from the wingbacks in that system. You probably want to wait until gw8 though.

                  1. dbeck
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    29 days, 15 hours ago

                    cool, need to downgrade one pool def so can pull trigger this week and hide on bench for the pool fixture

          13. Costa Nostra
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            29 days, 15 hours ago

            Anyone know what percentage of teams own both Kane and Son? Also add Lamptey in to see how low it is?

            1. No Professionals
              • 3 Years
              29 days, 15 hours ago

              looking at the relative ownership of Kane and Son individually, at least 25% must have both

              1. Wild Rover
                • 10 Years
                29 days, 15 hours ago

                How do you come to that conclusion? With Son at 54% and Kane at 40% it's mathematically possible for nobody to own both.

                1. No Professionals
                  • 3 Years
                  29 days, 15 hours ago

                  i know it is. It's just a guesstimate. Based on my MLs it feels like 100%.

            2. baps hunter
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              29 days, 15 hours ago

              Livefpl.net

              1. baps hunter
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                29 days, 15 hours ago

                Over 70% in top 10k

                1. Wild Rover
                  • 10 Years
                  29 days, 15 hours ago

                  Why does everyone keep talking about the top 10k as if most of us are up there? 😆

                  1. baps hunter
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    29 days, 15 hours ago

                    Since that is the target for many here.

                    1. Wild Rover
                      • 10 Years
                      29 days, 15 hours ago

                      You are 3.4m, I wouldn't be worried about what the top 10k are doing just yet.

                      1. baps hunter
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        29 days, 15 hours ago

                        Last year I ended exactly one point behind. I really don't care about ownership atm, I have been only answering questions with the info available. Don't blame me for being nice.

                        1. Wild Rover
                          • 10 Years
                          29 days, 15 hours ago

                          I wasn't 🙂

                    2. Nightcrawler
                      • 1 Year
                      29 days, 15 hours ago

                      Its misleading. Current top 10k is mostly ppl who have used chips

                  2. Black Knights
                    • 8 Years
                    29 days, 15 hours ago

                    Is there a way to get the top 100k stats? That seems a better guide.

                  3. Flair
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    29 days, 15 hours ago

                    I'd say 90% of the top 10k now won't be there come GW38

                    1. Wild Rover
                      • 10 Years
                      29 days, 15 hours ago

                      Yep, I'd be interested to know how many of them have spunked chips other than WC

                      1. baps hunter
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        29 days, 15 hours ago

                        There was metrics article about that. Between 35-40% imo. More interesting question is how many of them are Spurs fans?

                        1. baps hunter
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          29 days, 15 hours ago

                          WC might have been included to that number, sorry.

                      2. Major League Shocker
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        29 days, 15 hours ago

                        https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/2020/10/23/top-10k-fpl-managers-and-ffs-poll-voters-disagree-on-kanes-captain-credentials/

                        18.39% TC
                        10.70% FH
                        7.65% BB

                        Hard to know how many of these are the same people. 0.8% have played all of these plus WC.

                        1. Wild Rover
                          • 10 Years
                          29 days, 15 hours ago

                          Cheers

                    2. Christina.
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      29 days, 15 hours ago

                      Im top 600k
                      Own Son+Kane(c)+lamptey
                      Have used WC
                      Go me!

                      1. GreennRed
                        • 9 Years
                        29 days, 15 hours ago

                        I'm in top 4 million. GW6 hasn't finished yet.

                        1. Christina.
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 10 Years
                          29 days, 15 hours ago

                          you go girl!

                  4. GreennRed
                    • 9 Years
                    29 days, 15 hours ago

                    That's where the cool kids go to school.

                2. baps hunter
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  29 days, 15 hours ago

                  7015 have both Son and Kane
                  868 of them have also Lamptey (still current top 10k numbers, sorry) 😉

                3. HashAttack
                  • 3 Years
                  29 days, 15 hours ago

                  They're in the top 10K because they have had Kane and Son

                  Shame that we can't get figures for the top 10K finishers from last year - that would be a far better metric at this stage of the season

                  1. baps hunter
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    29 days, 15 hours ago

                    Correct. On the other hand HoF could perhaps be a possibility if Ragabolly would be kind.

                    1. Major League Shocker
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      29 days, 15 hours ago

                      In The Great and the Good (small sample), 7/12 do: Matthew, Sean, Mark, Neale, Tom, General, Magnus.

                    2. HashAttack
                      • 3 Years
                      29 days, 15 hours ago

                      Problem is our team IDs change each season and I wouldn't expect Ragabolly to have access to the email addresses of accounts - i.e. now way of identifying HoF players

                      1. Major League Shocker
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        29 days, 14 hours ago

                        HoF is updated for this season. If you click through to live HoF you can see the links go to the right teams.

                      2. Major League Shocker
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        29 days, 14 hours ago

                        It's 67.83% for managers in the league called "Hall of Fame Top 1K" (League ID: 74508).

                  2. Major League Shocker
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    29 days, 15 hours ago

                    Maybe check stats for LMS? That should be a pretty good sample of engaged managers.

            3. Black Knights
              • 8 Years
              29 days, 15 hours ago

              27% without Lamptey. 4% with apparently.

              1. No Professionals
                • 3 Years
                29 days, 15 hours ago

                seems my guess was ok eh wild rover...

                1. Wild Rover
                  • 10 Years
                  29 days, 15 hours ago

                  That's top 10k, it will be much lower overall I think.

                  1. baps hunter
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    29 days, 15 hours ago

                    Overall with dead teams and those 3rd world teams that are trying to win weekly prizes is not the whole truth either.

          14. Hybrid.power
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            29 days, 15 hours ago

            So dropping Trent now will mean he goes on to score points in the next five games right?

            1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
              • 4 Years
              29 days, 15 hours ago

              Please update if you do. I will hold.

            2. Major League Shocker
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              29 days, 15 hours ago

              The number of goals has come down a lot league-wide. If this weren't the case, I would be selling Trent, but if other teams are keeping CS then you would think Liverpool have to keep some as well.

          15. Atimis
            • 4 Years
            29 days, 15 hours ago

            Have 2FTs, thinking either Mitchell to Kilman - play him over Maupay, or Maupay to Bamford, other ideas?

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

            Martin/Lamptey/Mitchell/Stephens

          16. Jdpz
              29 days, 15 hours ago

              McCarthy, Nyland
              TAA, Tierney, Konsa, Justin, Taylor
              Bruno, Son, JRodriguez, Podence, Bissouma
              Kane, Ings, DCL

              1ft., 1.6M in the bank
              What to do?

              A) Bruno to Mane
              B) Podence to Foden/Barkley/Trossard.
              C) Podence to Zaha, Kane to Vardy (-4)
              D) keep

              1. Major League Shocker
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                29 days, 15 hours ago

                D

              2. LC1
                • 5 Years
                29 days, 15 hours ago

                Kane to Vardy?! Mad man.

            • Rinseboy
              • 8 Years
              29 days, 15 hours ago

              Semedo to Chilwell this week? exact cash to do it?

              Martinez
              Saiss Semedo Robbo
              Son Salah Barnes Grealish Jrod
              Kane DCL
              steer Lamptey Mitchell Brewster

              1. Takin the Schmeichel
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                29 days, 15 hours ago

                That's my plan too

              2. Camzy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                29 days, 15 hours ago

                Roll FT.

            • Bobby Digital
              • 3 Years
              29 days, 15 hours ago

              Any news on Dier?

            • DAZZ
              • 6 Years
              29 days, 15 hours ago

              Been thinking about what to do with TAA. Its a tough one. He really isn’t as appealing when Liverpool will more than likely keep much less clean sheets without VVD. What are you doing with him?

              1. Christina.
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                29 days, 15 hours ago

                sol wk 3

                1. Flair
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  29 days, 15 hours ago

                  Time travel then!

              2. JIMMY764
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                29 days, 15 hours ago

                I think Kane + Chilwell outscore TAA + Jimenez over the next two, especially when captaining Kane in gw8.

                So they are my moves this week. TAA can come back in later if required.

                1. No Professionals
                  • 3 Years
                  29 days, 15 hours ago

                  when you put it like that...

              3. No Professionals
                • 3 Years
                29 days, 15 hours ago

                Sold on wk gw3. Only did it because of the price difference with Robbo, blessing in disguise so far.

              4. GreennRed
                • 9 Years
                29 days, 15 hours ago

                Pool's CS chances are still good with Allison back in goal. For me Adrian with Van Dijk is worse than Allison without Van Dijk. Massive gulf in class between Adrian and Allison and Allison better to organise defence. Van Dijk better than other defenders but not such a gulf in class without him and Fabinho at CB is more than decent.

              5. El Presidente
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                29 days, 14 hours ago

                The problem for me not the clean sheets as much but the fact He's playing a lot deeper ... until I figure out thar def balance is worth it in keeping away

            • LOLarov
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              29 days, 15 hours ago

              Gents would love some help with what to do with 2FT & 1.3m ITB

              Martinez
              James TAA Saiss
              Podence Foden Salah Son
              Jimenez Kane DCL

              My Pain point is Podence and what is a good defence but also risk in James & Saiss and money tied up in an underperforming TAA.

              Any sub moves would be greatly appreciated?

              1. FC Hakkebøf
                • 3 Years
                29 days, 15 hours ago

                Don't think Saiss is a rotation risk. James is however. Who do you got on the bench?

            • Catastrophe
              • 9 Years
              29 days, 15 hours ago

              Happy with my Team but not with my points!! Anything you would change here (for a hit) chaps? 2.5 ITB.

              Martinez (SOU)
              Saiss (CRY), Chilwell (bur), Kilman (CRY)
              Salah (WHU), Son (BHA), Fernandes (ARS), Barkley (SOU)
              Kane (BHA), DCL (New), Bamford (LEI)

              (Steer, Justin, Mitchell, Bissouma)

              Considering Bissouma -> Foden, Barkley -> Rodriguez or Fernandes -> KDB next week (if I don't need to get rid of Saiss!).

              Cheers

              1. JIMMY764
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                29 days, 15 hours ago

                Team looks good mate, nothing worth a hit there.

                1. Catastrophe
                  • 9 Years
                  29 days, 15 hours ago

                  Cheers

            • Ronnies
              • 5 Years
              29 days, 15 hours ago

              McCarthy
              TAA, Ayling, Saiss, Lewis
              Salah, Mane, Son, Grealish
              Jimenez, DCL

              Forster, Justin, Brewster, Bissouma

              0.5m ITB, 1 free transfer.

              Any suggestions on how I could improve this team for gameweek 7 ?

              Thanks!

            • Babelcopter
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              29 days, 15 hours ago

              Hope Kane blanks tonight!

              1. No Professionals
                • 3 Years
                29 days, 15 hours ago

                same, which is a really rubbish way to watch football, esp when you own a player.

                if he gets 1 i'll take it.

              2. Miguel Sanchez
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                29 days, 15 hours ago

                Am a new Kane owner and he has a local effective ownership to me of over 100% so I need him to blank to ensure my red arrow isn't too big.

                1. FC Hakkebøf
                  • 3 Years
                  29 days, 15 hours ago

                  Local effective? What does that mean 🙂 ?

                  1. Flair
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    29 days, 15 hours ago

                    Minileagues

                    1. Miguel Sanchez
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      29 days, 14 hours ago

                      No, it's more the ownership in the ranks around you. top 10k, 50k-100k, 100k-500k

              3. Kloppage Time
                • 5 Years
                29 days, 15 hours ago

                Brace incoming

              4. lugs
                • 3 Years
                29 days, 15 hours ago

                i hope he gets a hatty + 2 assists for Son 🙂

              5. Make Arsenal Great Again
                • 4 Years
                29 days, 14 hours ago

                The mouth breather needs to blank... If there is a God out there.

              6. HashAttack
                • 3 Years
                29 days, 14 hours ago

                With just 12 points so far (16 - 4) and only Lamptey, Son and Kane to play, I need all the points they can get, even though most of my ML have both and everyone's got Son captain

            • FC Hakkebøf
              • 3 Years
              29 days, 15 hours ago

              What to do here you guys? 2 FT 0.4 ITB

              Martinez
              TAA Chilwell Saiss
              Salah Son Pulisic Grealish
              Kane DCL Maupay
              _____
              Forster Lamptey Stephens 3.9

              A) Maupay (TOT) -> Watkins/Bamford/Mitrovic (one week punt before getting Antonio)
              B) Maupay + Grealish -> Bamford + Hamez (if Hamez is deemedfit)
              C) Stephens to Bissouma / Soucek (thought Stephens was a nailed on cheap alternative to Bissouma / Soucek)
              D) Something else

              TA

              1. Baines on Toast...
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                29 days, 15 hours ago

                I'd just do Bamford and keep him long term personally...

            • popey
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              29 days, 15 hours ago

              in the odd position of having 22 points on the board with 3 to play, yet also prepared to burn a FT this week

              1. lugs
                • 3 Years
                29 days, 15 hours ago

                i'm in a similar boat, its just been one of those write off weeks that happen occasionally, so no need to panic

                1. popey
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  29 days, 14 hours ago

                  yes exactly - although these weeks look grim, you are often less likely to give up many points on anyone - highest score in my ML currently 58 and they have no-one playing tonight.

                  Any returns from Kane, Son & Reguillon and suddenly its an above average score